The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) seeks a fundraising officer to focus on all aspects of fundraising and donor relations for a dynamic organisation at the forefront of human rights advocacy on behalf of Roma throughout Europe.
Based in Budapest, the fundraising officer will be an important part of the ERRC team, leading the search for new funding sources, coordinating the ERRC response to calls for proposals from international organisations, bilateral donors and private foundations, tracking existing grants and coordinating grant reporting and donor relations. The Fundraising Officer will assist the Finance Director in forecasting and tracking revenue, and will actively engage in donor relations with the Executive Director.
Reports to: Executive Director
Identify funding opportunities for ERRC from sources such as the European Union, private foundations and the corporate sector;
Develop and maintain system to track funding opportunities and ERRC responses to those opportunities, including tracking of deadlines;
Work with senior management to decide which funding sources to pursue;
Take the lead on drafting of grant proposals and donor reports, and coordinating inputs from other staff.
Excellent written and oral communication skills; native level English fluency.
Experience writing grants for private and intergovernmental donors.
Excellent organizational skills.
Ability to motivate others in a collegial manner.
Familiarity with donor funding of human rights work in Europe.
Familiarity with human rights issues and issues affecting Roma.
Experience with budgeting.
Proven record of success in fundraising for another organization.
Remuneration depending on education, experience and demonstrated skills. ERRC also offers a fringe benefit package.
Place of work:
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, salary history, together with an English-language writing sample of work unedited by others and a list of three referees by email, to: