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.

    Required Skills:

  • 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

  • Drivers license

    Deadline: 15 January.

    For more job information and application, see: Major Donors and Fundraising Partnerships Coordinator Website

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