Development Coordinator, UK

We are a growing team and have an exciting opportunity for a Development Coordinator.

The Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR) works with media and civil society to promote democratic values, peacebuilding, and good governance in conflict-affected and fragile states.

Founded in 1991, IWPR is a non-profit human rights organization that works with independent media and civil society to promote positive change in conflict zones. From Ukraine to the Philippines – via the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Central Asia – we have trained tens of thousands of journalists and civil society activists (including a young girl in Pakistan called Malala!) and built many lasting organisations that remain independent to this day in Afghanistan, the Balkans, Africa and Asia.

Overall job purpose:

To support the Development team in pursuing programme and unrestricted income from US and European government donors as well as individuals, trusts and foundations.

Specific responsibilities:

  • To work with Development and Programme teams to submit timely proposals in response to funding calls including submission to the relevant donor portals;
  • To contribute to the overall development of the team including the communications and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) functions;
  • Produce supporting materials for funding proposals. Where required, develops and/or edits proposal content, including corporate capability statements and past performance references;
  • Maintains updated information on electronic databases and supports the Global Director of Development on private donor lists;
  • Identifies and tracks New Business offerings that are consistent with IWPR’s core competencies and strategic priorities. Gathers and synthesizes analysis of information about donors, partners and competitors;
  • Maintains fundraising databases, ensuring they are up to date as information is collected by the development team;
  • Plan and assist in the delivery of donor events;
  • Assists the MEL function with impact and results reporting as needed by the Development team.

Other responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the processes, planning and systems to enable Development to be most effective including proposal planning;
  • Build excellent working relationships across the organisation, in particular with programme teams and finance;
  • Operate within Charity Law and Data Protection legislation and adhere to the Institute of Fundraising Codes of Practice;
  • Represent IWPR to external audiences;
  • Undertake any other appropriate responsibilities that may arise.


Education and/or experience:

  • Minimum of two years of related experience in an NGO or comparative setting;
  • Track record of securing income from trusts, statutory and private funders;
  • Working knowledge of US, UK and/or EU donor agencies and their requirements in the proposal setting;
  • Working with senior programmes and finance staff in developing engaging funding proposals;
  • Experience of working with databases for input and reports;
  • IT literate.

Personal Attributes:

  • IWPR is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment;
  • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire, engage and develop strong relationships and partnerships;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with a range of audiences;
  • Excellent project planning and organisational skills with the ability to adapt, prioritise and be flexible;
  • Results focused and driven with effective problem-solving skills;
  • A team player committed to delivering shared goals;
  • Ability to work opportunistically and creatively in response to funding opportunities;
  • Excellent project planning and organisational skills with the ability to deliver results in fundraising through teams.
Remote, hybrid or London
Until filled

IWPR is an equal opportunities employer, committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.  We encourage applications from suitably qualified candidates from a wide range of backgrounds who can help continue to evolve our culture and contribute to an inclusive environment.

Principals only. No calls please. Only those who have been selected for interviews will be contacted. IWPR will never ask for payment for recruitment.

Remote, hybrid or London
Until filled
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