Position Title: Associate Director of Development
Reports to: Executive Director
Responsible for: The Development Officer in Washington D.C., USA and leadership and oversight of fundraising activities throughout the organization internationally.
Location: Washington D.C., USA
Annual Salary: Competitive for the sector and location
The International Budget Partnership (IBP) collaborates with civil society around the world to use budget analysis and advocacy as a tool to improve effective governance and reduce poverty. Leading the field for 20 years, IBP has taken on the challenge of making public finance systems worldwide more transparent and accountable through its work in four interlinked areas that combine country-based civil society pressure with increased pressure from international institutions, together with efforts to generate effective advocacy for more open and responsive budgeting. These four areas are:
Building organizations: strengthening civil society organizations and networks by developing the skills and relationships needed to improve budget processes and create change in the countries where they operate.
Opening budgets: researching, measuring, and monitoring budget transparency, participation, and accountability around the world to build an evidence base promoting greater openness.
Establishing global norms: engaging with a wide-range of international stakeholders, including donors, government oversight institutions, and international NGOs, to play a greater role in budget issues.
Learning what works: producing rigorous evidence, analysis, and case studies on the impact of IBP and its partners to inform more strategic and effective practices.
Purpose of Role
IBP has this year undertaken a fundamental review of its fundraising strategy and activities, with the goal of maximizing and diversifying IBP’s long-term and sustainable income. As part of that review IBP are looking to make an appointment at the Director or Associate Director level depending on the level of proven skills and experience that the successful candidate brings the role. This is a new post that has been created to work closely with the Executive Director to design and execute a strategy to broaden IBP’s funding sources.
The new IBP fundraising strategy and associated activities will be focused primarily on further developing relationships with existing funders and securing new funds from major foundations and bilateral institutional funders around the world. Additionally, part of this role will involve exploring and developing potential new funders including HNWI, European bilateral agencies, and multi-lateral organizations such as the European Union.
The incumbent will also be responsible for ensuring the submission and development of high quality proposals, budgets and reports. In the process and prior to submission, ensure that budgets are realistic, accurate and in compliance with donor requirements, and where necessary convene and coordinate proposal development project teams. Prepare and ensure approvals of all grant proposals and solicitation letters to potential funders, as well as follow-up and manage relationships with all funders.
The Associate Director of Development has primary responsibility for developing and implementing a new fundraising strategy. Essential duties of the job include, but are not limited to, the following:
- In collaboration with the Executive Director, design and implement a fundraising strategy that supports IBP’s five-year strategic plan.
- Help to maintain and enhance IBP’s reputation and credibility with grant giving bodies through best practices in grant solicitation and management for a given portfolio of funders and projects.
- Coordinate with all other IBP teams as may be required for the support necessary to advance the fundraising strategy.
- In collaboration with Finance and Operations Group, continue to build the development systems, such as proposal procedures, Salesforce donor database, and revenue management.
- Enable IBP to remain accountable to funders by staying informed with progress of program implementation, especially on large/complex/high-risk grants.
- Ensure that all applications, project reports and technical data submitted to actual and potential funders is of very good quality and carries a consistent IBP voice.
- Manage and steward selected foundations and institutional funders to secure renewal of contracts and partnerships.
- Details and negotiates with IBP Executive Team the resources required for the implementation of fundraising strategy for IBP.
- Participate in IBP budget planning and tracking against strategic financial goals.
- Approves and manages consultants for IBP’s fundraising activities.
- Implement IBP’s grant management and approval processes for proposal development, submission, and award.
- Identify necessary staff development for Development team member(s) and contribute to their professional growth and development.
- Provide capacity building in fundraising skills for key members of the organization, such as proposal writing and donor meetings.
- Work with the Communications Director to support and coordinate interaction with regional and headquarters colleagues, to deliver core fundraising and communications activities as effectively as possible.
- Regularly communicate to team on organizational priorities and key decisions as part of participation in the Managers Team.
- Ensures that the Development team work uphold IBP’s shared values in all aspects of their work, and perform their duties and functions in a collaborative, effective and supportive team environment.
- Ensure proper stewardship of IBP resources, governments and donor policies and regulations are strictly adhered to.
- Represents IBP at public events, as required.
- Other tasks as assigned according to the grade and nature of this post.