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Fundraising Officer

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 09:30
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Job title: Fundraising Officer
Organisation: Welfare Association
Job type: Foreign NGOs
Location: Lebanon
Working area: Lebanon
Job sector: Welfare and Social community services
Deadline: February 19, 2012
Job specifications

The Welfare Association, a leading organization supporting Palestinian development and relief efforts, is seeking an experienced and a highly skilled professional for immediate recruitment in Lebanon Office.  Available job vacancy for "Fundraising Officer". Welfare Association is an equal opportunity employer. Women are encouraged to apply.

Purpose of Position:Develop and implement a creative and effective fundraising strategy

Key responsabilites:

In accordance with established WA policies & regulations:


  • Develop strategies appropriate to raising funds from institutional, corporate and individual donors. Research and adopt new fundraising approaches and tools to enhance WA-LB's development capacity, in coordination with the relevant department in the head office of WA.
  • Develop a yearly fundraising revenue budget and a fundraising operational plan to achieve that budget in coordination with Finance Coordinator and Lebanon Country Director.
  • Cultivate network of potential individual donors. Build relationships with contact persons within funding organizations.
  • Plan capital and endowment campaigns in the Arab region and among the Arab Diaspora.
  • Create appropriate written materials geared to engaging the interest of individual donors and funders.
  • Draft letters of inquiry, concept notes, and applications as necessary.
  • Prepare reports on fundraising efforts.
  • Draft and submit interim and final grant reports as needed to established funders. Provide donors and funders with documents and updates
  • Ensure fundraising targets are established and met within expense budgets through planning and monitoring processes. Document and record all communications with funders
  • Represent the WA-LB at conferences and meetings of funding entities, if required.
  • Ensure coordination and a smooth working relationship with the Resource Development & Communication & Media department at head office

Communication & Outreach

  • Work with various media for the purpose of informing the public of WA-LB's mission, policies, practices, and events in a positive, consistent and credible manner.
  • Develop a variety of informational materials (electronic and paper pamphlets, brochures, etc.), including semi-annual e-newsletter.
  • Work with PR, Marketing, and Communication consultants as needed.
  • Disseminate WA informational materials through all possible channels.
  • Develop strategies to raise WA profile regionally and internationally.
  • Oversee production of annual report.
Key competencies:

Managerial and Professional Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in business or related field.
  • A minimum of five years of fundraising experience.
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising.
  • Familiarity with a variety of fundraising practices and procedures.
  • Excellent judgment and ability to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Ability to juggle a variety of tasks, manage own workload, and work flexibly.
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good understanding of budgets within fundraising applications.
  • Ability to confidently promote the work of the WA-LB  to donors/funders.
  • Conscientiousness in reporting back to donors/funders.
  • Creative thinking.
  • Good research skills.
  • Ability to communicate easily and appropriately with people at all levels within an organization.
  • Ability to work as part of a small team.
  • Native Arabic and excellent English skills (writing, reading, and correspondence).
Contract terms:

Applicants should send their CV and a cover letter including an expression of interest by email to include the job name: "Fundraising Officer" above in your email subject and cover letter. Applications received after end of business day on closing date will not be considered.
Remuneration: Between $24,000 and $30,000 per annum based on qualifications and experience
Duration:  Consultancy Contract for 1 year (renewable)
Reports to Lebanon Country Director

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