Programme Associate (Resource Mobilisation) (P1-4)

Closing date

Job Description (duties and responsibilities)

Reporting to the Bangkok-based Director (Operations and Resource Mobilisation) and the Senior Management Team (SMT), the Programme Associate (Resource Mobilisation) shall carry out the following duties:

  • Conduct and analyse research to identify new sources of institutional (foundations/trusts/governments) giving on an ongoing basis;
  • Provide research reports on individual and institutional donor prospects;
  • Stay aware of trends in giving, changes in human rights funding, key donors in the field;
  • Work with the SMT to refine FORUM-ASIA’s fundraising strategy and plan;
  • Work collaboratively to ensure timely submission of reports and proposals to all funders;
  • Strengthen infrastructure and systems, including grants management, donor communications, internal communications and learning, and financial tracking;
  • Assist with preparation for prospect meetings with donors, including developing a document for the meetings, preparation for participants, scheduling, booking travel, and other logistics;
  • Coordinate meetings with FORUM-ASIA programme staff and members on joint activities
  • Work with communications, programme and operations teams to ensure all organisational documents used regularly for fundraising are relevant while reviewing existing materials for improvement; and
  • Assist in developing and maintaining a shared system of information management for the programme and organisational data used in funding reports.

    Basic qualifications and criteria

  • Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or in the field of human rights or a related subject such as politics, social sciences, international relations, international law, development studies, or Asian studies.

    Selection Criteria: Essential

    a. A minimum of 3 years of experience in the field of human rights and/or sustainable development – preferably with national and regional/international NGOs working in the field of human rights and/or sustainable development;

    b. At least 3 years of fundraising experience, preferably in a charity or similar organisation;

    c. Proven ability to communicate clearly and succinctly in English, especially in writing compelling and persuasive grant proposals and reports to donors;

    d. Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain collaborative relationships with people from diverse national and cultural backgrounds, across several time zones;

    e. Ability to maintain high standards of ethics, integrity, and professionalism, and to handle sensitive and proprietary financial information; and

    f. Computer proficiency in Windows Operating systems, MS Office, knowledge of and demonstrated efficiency with donor management databases.

    Selection Criteria: Desirable

    a. Good understanding of the history and work of FORUM-ASIA;

    b. Experience in programme coordination in regional/international NGOs in Asia; and

    Ability to facilitate forums/workshops and manage group activities.

How to apply

Applicants are requested to fill in the Job Application Form and send it by email together with a self-introduction

letter and two recommendation letters to before 28January 2022, midnight Bangkok Time (UTC+7), stating “**Resource Mobilisation Programme Associate Application**” in the subject line. Please note that late applications will not be considered.**

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an online interview in the week of 7 February 2022. The application process may include a written or practical assessment.

All qualified individuals regardless of age, race, colour, sex, gender orientation, religion, national origin, disability, or veteran status are encouraged to apply.