Global Corporate Relations Fundraising Specialist – Europe

Context

We believe in a world where the rights of displaced and vulnerable persons are protected during a crisis. We do this through our programmes, where we provide assistance to meet immediate humanitarian needs, prevent further displacement and contribute to durable solutions. One of the ways we achieve this is by collaborating with corporations, private foundations, and philanthropists who believe in our cause.

We are looking to leverage the private sector to provide funding, skills, and strategic partnerships that improve the lives of people displaced by conflict. The Global Corporate Relations section is part of the External Relations Department and is responsible for delivering partnerships with the private sector that generate resources (cash, skills, joint ventures, innovative finance) which enables NRC to deliver its mission.

We are looking for an experienced, strategic, high-energy, results-oriented team player, to target and expand our partnerships with the private corporate sector in support of NRC’s strategic goals.

Come join us!

What you will do

You will operate globally to find, recruit and manage sources of funding from private organisations (corporate, foundations) and philanthropists. You will also;

  • Work across NRC to understand global, regional and country strategies and identify ways the private sector could contribute resources to help deliver that. From this create new and innovative opportunities, identify suitable potential matching partners, roadmap a way to engage them and get them to commit to funding the opportunity including negotiating/recognising when to pivot to ensure funds and when to redline to meet NRCs needs.
  • Engage with C-suite/leaders one to one to explain NRC, get them to see value in partnering with NRC and finally get a funding commitment from them;
  • Work with other teams/leaders in HO and field/representative offices to mentor their abilities to successfully engage with the private sector;
  • Work to promote NRC partnerships e.g. case studies, talk at events, partner meetings with SG;
  • Influence Global Corporate fundraising strategy and regional fundraising strategies as well as strategies for other parts of NRC e.g. Digital transformation, WASH;
  • Travel for partner meetings/manage existing partnerships and to find new partnership funding opportunities.

What you will bring

  • Documented highly professional experience within business development/sales, corporate partnerships and/or social impact or other relevant professional qualification;
  • Documented extensive professional knowledge of corporates, private foundations, or private philanthropists;
  • Capacity for flexible thinking and innovation to find win-win solutions between NRC and private sector;
  • Demonstrated experience in creating new partnerships – including identifying partnership opportunities, designing projects, brokering, and cultivating relationships, negotiations and designing and formalizing partnership structures;
  • Documented experience and ability to engage at C-suite roles/senior levels in business and development sector contexts, and to build trust-based relationships with senior-level executives;
  • Communication skills to build bridges between private organizations and individuals and the humanitarian sector;
  • Documented experience working with stakeholders across the public, private, and non-profit sectors, and if possible, an existing network of contacts to draw upon;
  • Ability to multi-task and work with short deadlines;
  • Documented experience in project planning and management;
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently and proactively;
  • Willing and able to work outside normal work hours, to operate different time zones towards colleagues in field offices and corporate partners around the world;

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Whom you will work with

You will join our colleagues in Head Office and be part of the Global Corporate Relations section, which is part of the External Relations Department and is responsible for delivering partnerships that generate resources (cash, skills, and joint ventures, innovative finance) to enable NRC to deliver its mission. Supporting field and representation office teams through building strategic relationships with corporations, private foundations, and philanthropy, both directly and indirectly.

The section is required to provide the leadership, capacity building and guidance to ensure robust multiyear relationships are created at all levels of the organization, that are thoughtful, fruitful, and impactful.

What makes this position attractive?

  • A challenging and exciting opportunity with an international team dedicated to advocating for the rights of people forced to flee;
  • A chance to accelerate NRC’s funding opportunities by developing and executing our partnerships strategy globally;
  • A 24 month full-time contract with a possibility of extension;
  • We believe that talent is evenly distributed and therefore flexible with the duty station;
  • Salary and benefits according to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions.

We are also looking for people who share our values:

  • To be dedicated in what we do;
  • To be innovative with our solutions;
  • To act as one unified and inclusive team;
  • To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the beneficiaries that we exist to serve; and to each other… the members of our NRC family.

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

Internal candidates are encouraged to apply but we are also open to external applicants who can show a commitment to NRC and being part of a challenging, but important mission to make a difference.

To apply as an internal candidate, click on the suitcase icon “I am an employee” on the top right of the page to be redirected to NRC’s internal career site

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