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Development Officer for Institutional Giving

The World Organisation Against Torture Office in Brussels (OMCT Europe) is seeking to recruit a highly motivated, energetic and creative individual, with a commitment to human rights and strong networking and communication skills, to fill the new role of Development Officer for Institutional Giving at the OMCT.

The position is a full-time position, based in the OMCT Europe office in Brussels, Belgium.

Part-time arrangements may be acceptable.

ABOUT THE OMCT

The OMCT works with around 200 member organisations which constitute its SOS-Torture Network, to end torture, fight impunity and protect human rights defenders worldwide. Together, we make up the largest global group actively standing up to torture in more than 90 countries. Helping local voices be heard, we support our vital partners in the field and provide direct assistance to victims. Our international secretariat is based in Geneva, with offices in Brussels and Tunis.

The OMCT is recruiting for a new position in Brussels - which is part of a dedicated development team across OMCT offices - to reinforce its fundraising from institutional donors and partners, including bilateral and multilateral agencies, foundations and corporations.

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Director of Development, based in Geneva, and in close coordination with the OMCT Europe Director in Brussels. The primary role of this post is to strengthen OMCT’s funding and donor relations with state and foundation donors, but also to explore other innovative models for income generation for the OMCT in Belgium, and globally.

Key responsibilities of the position include:

Fundraising

  • Participate in the development of OMCT’s international fundraising strategy for its thematic and regional programmes and identify prospective donors and funding opportunities.
  • Draft and support the submission of funding proposals to government donors, foundations, and other institutional donors (project and proposal development, submission, follow-up).
  • Serve as the lead fundraising focal point in the OMCT Europe Office, towards the EU and with a special focus on European and regional fundraising.
  • Prepare written communications and projects for the development department including letters of inquiry, proposals, reports, concept notes, grant applications, and periodic updates on activities to secure new funding and renewals, and to comply with grant reporting requirements.
  • Work with communications, programmes, and operations teams to ensure all organizational documents used regularly for fundraising are relevant and up to date. Suggest and create new materials.
  • Prepare relevant team members for meetings with (potential) funders.

Reporting and Compliance

  • Ensure appropriate communications with funders (esp. acknowledgments and reports) and record this in donor database (CRM: Salesforce).
  • Serve as a focal point on reporting to donors, working collaboratively with programme staff to pro-actively highlight impacts and value added, while also ensuring compliance with donors’ reporting deadlines.
  • Serve as the Development team focal point for maintenance of Institutional Donors’ contacts in the CRM, as well as for all online donor platforms for submission and reporting.

Other relevant responsibilities

  • Participate in and provide support to relevant OMCT events such as donor and fundraising meetings and represent the OMCT in meetings or events.
  • Coordinate and manage development interns in the Brussels office as well as providing support for the contracting of development consultants, and management of their work, as relevant.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • At least 3 years of fundraising experience in human rights or a related field (humanitarian, law, development, environment, etc.) required.
  • University or master’s degree in international relations, economics, political science, business, NGO management or human rights preferred.
  • Excellent language skills, including writing, speaking and presentation skills in French and English, with the ability to write persuasively, to listen and inspire.

COMPETENCIES EXPECTED

  • High ethical standards and proven commitment to core human rights principles, the rule of law and social justice causes.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain collaborative relationships with people from diverse national and cultural backgrounds, across several time zones.
  • Initiative and motivation: Able to use own initiative and work independently within agreed frameworks; motivated by achieving results and completing tasks and being accountable.
  • Organization and prioritization: Strong organizational, prioritization, and time-management skills, including attention to detail, enabling efficient and effective work.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to identify and capitalize on opportunities.
  • Willingness to travel for fundraising or trainings to cultivate new and maintain existing donor relationships and cooperation.

APPLICATIONS

OMCT is an equal opportunities employer.

Applications comprising a cover letter and a CV with at least two references should be addressed to OMCT International Secretariat with the subject “OMCT Development Officer – Institutional Giving”, by email to applications@omct.org. No phone calls please. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Deadline for the applications: applications must be received by 11 December 2022.

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