Pacific Fundraising Manager

Application deadline: 
Thursday, 30. July 2020 - 23:45

Pacific Fundraising Manager

• Location: Fiji, Australia or New Zealand
• Full or Part time 
• Contract: One year fixed term
• Salary: dependant on experience and location
 
BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership. Through our unique local-to-global approach, we deliver high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.
 
We are searching for an enthusiastic, self-motivated person who is passionate about the environment. Reporting to the Regional Director, this newly created role is to work as part of the BirdLife Pacific Secretariat team and liaise with the BirdLife fundraising team globally, for Pacific conservation priorities
 
We are looking for someone to specifically support resourcing for threatened species conservation, the protection of priority conservation areas and increase local, national and regional capacity for nature conservation within the BirdLife Pacific Partnership and priority countries for network development. 
 
Institutional funding sources (particularly multi/bilateral) will form the primary focus and the integration of ‘BirdLife’ priorities with regionally relevant conservation approaches will be central to this success including Important Bird Areas and Key Biodiversity Areas, invasive species management, ecosystem based adaptation, nature based solutions, sustainable income generation and contribute to climate change resilience. 
 
The role is also to increase our major donor and foundational grants; and is also responsible for finding other funding streams and diversifying the organisation’s income.
 
The role is ideally full time but part-time would be considered for the right candidate. You will be part of a small and passionate team in the Pacific. Due to the fact that you will also work as part of the international partnership you will need the ability to work outside of normal work office hours at times.  The role will involve some travel.
 
 
The ideal candidate will have 
• Significant experience as a successful fundraiser, preferably with institutional donors such as MFAT, DFAT, EU, USAid and Pacific orientated Trusts, Foundations and Corporations 
• Technical fundraising expertise including problem analyses, logical frameworks and budgeting.
• Demonstrable ability to develop relationships with Corporate partners and Trusts
• Experience of researching institutional funding opportunities
• Good understanding of conservation, development and political interests in Pacific countries and territories and ability to articulate needs to donors in ‘selling’ BirdLife interests.   
• Experience in managing donor relations, ideally with Pacific links
• Good organisational and problem-solving skills and able to lead fundraising processes
 
See the full job description.
 
Closing date: 30 July 2020
 
Application: Applications should include a covering letter summarising the applicant’s suitability for the position, a detailed CV and contact details of two referees known to the applicant in a professional capacity. Applications should be sent by email, stating where the advert was seen, to: recruitment@birdlife.org 
Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.