GRI is proud of its strategic governmental funding partners and we are looking to recruit a senior coordinator to join our team.


Senior Coordinator Fundraising & Programs

Start Date: A.S.A.P., 40 hrs p/w (€ 34,000.- / € 36,000.-)
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Contract: 1 year initially – extension by mutual consent

Position summary
GRI is proud of its strategic governmental funding partners and we are looking to recruit a senior coordinator to join our team.
This role offers a great opportunity for someone who thinks in opportunities, enjoys networking and understands the dynamics of today’s global funding landscape. You also have a good knowledge of program design including working and writing theory of change, designing logframes and sound budgeting skills. But most of all you excel in and enjoy translating complex and diverse information into compelling, coherent and attractive proposals to funders. Having a passion, knowledge and network in the field of sustainable development is a plus but not a must. As a vital part of the institutional funding team, you will cultivate and coordinate fundraising with governmental, intergovernmental and foundation partners. You will e the spider in the web collaborating with all units across the organization and translating ideas into strategic, compelling and attractive program proposals. When needed you will also work with your colleagues based in GRI’s regional hubs or country desks, to help them design strong proposals and build innovative partnerships.

This position is part of the newly formed unit Programs and Partnerships. The post holder works with and reports to the Director responsible for institutional funding and partnerships within the unit. Together with the coordinator of the unit you will cover the full process from identification to the closing of new funding agreements.

Job responsibilities
· Prepare concept notes, program proposals and budgets to potential funders
· Identify and support new funding opportunities with institutional funders
· Identify and support the development of strategic relationships with prospective partner organizations for new funding opportunities.
Contribute to the development of the institutional fundraising strategy
· Maintain professional (day-to-day) relationship management with portfolio relevant external key contacts and partners: ensure regular contact and follow up, arrange and lead calls and meetings, answer email and phone enquiries, develop new contacts
· Working to targets (including financial)
· Ability to travel internationally.
· Other duties as requested

Key competencies/requirements
· Excellent English skills required (written and verbal)
· At least one other relevant language is a benefit
· Proven track record in successful grant proposal writing
· Sound knowledge of project/program management approaches such as Project Cycle Management, Results Based Management, Theory of Change and/or other planning, monitoring and evaluation approaches.
· High level of numeracy and drafting proposal budgets
· High level of accuracy
· Experience in relationship management with high level people/groups
· Pro-active attitude and results- and relationship-oriented at the same time
· Familiarity with sustainability issues and sustainable development agenda
· Able to work in an international and multi-cultural setting
· Affinity with the mission and vision of GRI would be an advantage


Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and letter of interest in English to The deadline to submit an application is 17 January 2018. GRI appreciates all expressions of interest, however only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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About GRI

GRI is an international independent organization that has pioneered corporate sustainability reporting since 1997. GRI helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, corruption and many others.

With thousands of reporters in over 90 countries, GRI provides the world’s most trusted and widely used standards on sustainability reporting, enabling organizations and their stakeholders to make better decisions based on information that matters. Currently, over 40 countries and regions reference GRI in their policies. GRI is built upon a unique multi-stakeholder principle, which ensures the participation and expertise of diverse stakeholders in the development of its standards. GRI’s mission is to empower decision-makers everywhere, through its standards and multi-stakeholder network, to take action towards a more sustainable economy and world.

Our Vision: A thriving global community that lifts humanity and enhances the resources on which all life depends.

Our Mission: To empower decisions that create social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone.