Director

at International Commission of Jurists
Published September 4, 2022
Location Brussel, Belgium
Category Administration  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

Job location: Geneva (hybrid), Brussels (hybrid) or France (remote); remote work from a country where you have the right to work may be considered (time zone CET +/- 1 hour).

 

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a worldwide organization of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights. Its strategic goals for 2021-2025 are: (1) to develop, defend, and strengthen international institutions, instruments, and standards on rule of law and human rights; (2) to improve domestic implementation of, and compliance with, international law and standards; (3) to bolster the effectiveness and independence of judges and lawyers; and (4) to improve access to justice for all and accountability. With its Headquarters based in Geneva, Switzerland, ICJ has a presence in Africa, Latin America, Asia & the Pacific, Europe & Central Asia, and the Middle East.

 

To help ensure the organization’s sustainable growth and compliance with programming commitments, we are seeking our new Director of Programme Management and Donor Relations. The role involves performing a vital function in helping to implement and further develop a fundraising and programme management strategy for an organization at the heart of the global struggle in defense of the rule of law and human rights. The ideal candidate is a creative thinker with extensive experience in fundraising and programme management in an international NGO or international organisation, and possesses excellent English writing skills.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Under the Secretary-General’s supervision, the Director of Programme Management and Donor Relations is directly in charge of a team responsible for institutional fundraising, grant management and programme management and also supports and advises ICJ programme managers. The Director has the following key duties:

 

Establish and implement short, medium and long-term development and fundraising strategies for the sustainable growth of the ICJ as part of the Management Team;

Identify and connect with new sources of institutional funding;

Prepare institutional, programme and project proposals and budgets for institutional donors;

Liaise with donors, manage and track existing grants and funding applications;

Supervise internal monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes;

Oversee the production of results-based donor narrative reports and financial acquittals, including to ensure compliance with donor requirements and appropriate due diligence standards;

Represent the ICJ externally to donors, including representing the ICJ to governments, foundations and to individual and other potential supporters of the organisation’s work;

Work closely with finance team to ensure coordination of fundraising and finance

Work closely with the Communications team to ensure a consistent message in all public materials produced by the Development and Donor Relations Department;

Manage the department’s resources;

As part of the Management Team, contribute to operational management of organisation.

QUALIFICATIONS

 

The successful candidate will have:

 

Academic Qualifications & Work Experience

 

University degree in non-profit management, marketing, communication, international relations, or a related field. Additional relevant fundraising advanced level qualifications highly desirable.

10 years experience in fundraising of which minimum 3 years at senior management level, including working experience in an international NGO or an international organisation;

Solid background in project development, project management familiarity with logical frameworks and impact assessment, and experience in project budgeting.

Language Skills

 

Native fluency in written and spoken English; additional language skills an asset (in particular Spanish, French or German).

Essential Skills

 

Excellent management skills, with demonstrated ability to provide supportive advice to staff on fundraising;

Creative thinker with problem solving skills and a proactive approach to challenges;

Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills with a proven track record of writing successful proposals;

Familiar with programme management planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation;

Strong time management and organizational skills and the ability to work on multiple tasks under pressure;

Good team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

Commitment to and understanding of human rights issues.

 

How to apply

APPLICATIONS

 

Interested applicants should provide all materials outlined below by email.

 

  • A CV (maximum 2 pages);

 

  • A cover letter (maximum 2 pages);

 

  • The names and contact information of at least two recent references.

 

Please include “Director of Programme Management and Donor Relations” in the subject line of the application e-mail. The ICJ shall not be liable for not opening proposals that are submitted with a different subject.

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