Major Donors and Fundraising Partnerships Coordinator
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Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF), is an international humanitarian medical aid organisation, created in 1971 as a response to a humanitarian crisis in Africa.
Create, drive and manage the implementation of plans to develop the potential for income through major gifts, from companies, trusts and foundations and HNWI.
Represent MSF-SA with donors at highest level, working closely with Head of Fundraising, GD and Board members, and lead on cultivation and solicitation plans for major donors, corporate and trusts and foundations.
Creates and implement cultivation and solicitacion methods on a case by case basis, including research, personal solicitation (telephone or face-to-face; by engaging expats, volunteers, Board, etc), targeted mailing, funding proposals, invitations to MSF events.
Ensure follow up on a timely basis ensuring that information is received in the database, donor debrief record and discussed with Head of Fundraising
Plan and manage proactive communications to existing supporters, in collaboration with the Head of Fundraising and Director of Communications.
Inform potential and existing donors about MSF programmes and needs; solicit individuals to contribute via donations and/or planned giving.
Develop al legacy and planned giving programme for major donors.
Follow the developments globally in the field of major donor fundraising securing access to cutting expertise in the area.
Draft and submit fundraising proposals/reports to donors in collaboration with internal staff and/or consultants.
Studies in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, etc.
At least five years of progressively responsible experience in fundraising development with particular focus on major donors, trusts and foundations, and corporate
A strong interest in humanitarian issues and sharing of MSF values
Analytical, negotiating, excellent training and communication skills.
A “people person” able to engage audiences big and small.
Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment
Excellent time management and organizational skills; ability to handle a large volume of work under pressure and meet rigorous deadlines
Proven track record in raising significant levels of funding
Outspoken and communicative
Excellent judgement and diplomacy
Ability to generate reliable statistics, documentation and progress reports
Computer literacy, especially Microsoft Word and Excel
Fluency in English, spoken and written
Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision
Deadline: 15 January.
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