Development Coordinator, UK

Salary: up to £35k GBP depending on skills and experience

The Role:

We are seeking an experienced Development Coordinator to support the Development team in pursuing programme and unrestricted income from US and European government donors as well as individuals, trusts and foundations. This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to step up in terms of responsibility and broader experience.

You will:

  • Work with Development and Programme teams to submit timely proposals in response to calls through support to the capture and proposal process and including submission to the relevant donor portals;
  • 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, develop and/or edit proposal content, including corporate capability statements and past performance references;
  • Maintain updated information on electronic databases and support the Global Director of Development on private donor lists;
  • Identify and track New Business offerings that are consistent with IWPR’s core competencies and strategic priorities. Gather and synthesise analysis of information about donors, partners
  • and competitors;
  • Maintain fundraising databases, ensuring they are up to date as information is collected by the development team. May plan and assist in the delivery of donor events;
  • Assist the MEL function with impact and results reporting as needed by the Development team;
  • 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.

The successful candidate will possess:


  • Degree level education (or equivalent) - desirable but not essential


  • Minimum of three years of related experience in an international 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
  • Developing engaging funding proposals with senior programmes and finance staff
  • Setting, forecasting and achieving financial and non-financial targets
  • Experience of databases for input and reports


  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire, engage and develop strong relationships and partnerships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate a vision and plans to a range of audiences
  • Results focused and driven
  • A strong team player committed to deliver shared goals
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work opportunistically and creatively in response to funding opportunities
  • Ability to prioritise under pressure
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible
  • Excellent project planning and organisational skills with the ability to deliver results in fundraising through teams
  • Good appreciation of health and safety in the workplace, data protection principles and equal opportunities
  • IT Literate

Other Essential Attributes

  • IWPR is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment
UK, 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.

UK, London
Until filled
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