Institutional Fundraiser

To realize PAX’s institutional fundraising and program ambitions we are currently looking for an

PAX is successful in winning grants from governments and foundations in multiple countries, including the Dutch, German and US governments. The institutional fundraising team occupies a strategic position within the organisation as institutional funds are by far our biggest source of income. As part of our overall strategy to increase and diversify funding from various sources, we are investing in a role that focuses on building new partnerships and developing winning grant proposals aligned with PAX’s strategic priorities.

This position is ideal for an ambitious fundraiser who enjoys seeking new donor opportunities and working with programme specialists to create high quality proposals. We would also welcome an accomplished project manager in peacebuilding or development work who is experienced in managing donor relations.

What will you do?

  • Develop, maintain and manage strong relations with new institutional donors including bilateral, multilateral and foundations;
  • Take the lead in efficient and successful proposal development processes for both structural and project-based funds;
  • Build relationships with program and management staff to collaborate on grant proposals and donor relationship management;
  • Contribute to the strategy of institutional fundraising and operational processes;
  • Stay up to date with sector and donor trends, attending relevant networking events and conferences to build and maintain relevant partner and donor relationships;
  • Advise on donor compliance at the application phase, as well as reviewing grant contracts and negotiating terms.

Who are we looking for?

  • Proven successful experience (minimum 5 years) in positioning and coordinating complex funding proposals;
  • Knowledge of and experience with relevant donor markets and networks – we specifically look for expertise with EU, German, and other European institutional donors;
  • Able to work systematically and accurately while positively handling sometimes tight deadlines;
  • A culturally sensitive networker, who communicates effectively with different stakeholders at all levels;
  • Experience with peace-building in (post) conflict areas is an important asset, preferably within the sector of non-profit and/or international organisations;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (required), as well as Dutch (preferable);
  • University-level professional and intellectual ability;
  • Eligible to work in the EU.

What do we offer?

  • An interesting position in a dynamic and international working environment with committed and enthusiastic colleagues;
  • An excellent opportunity to balance working from home with working in our office in Utrecht (the Netherlands);
  • An organization with opportunities for personal development;
  • Appointment for 32 hours per week (0,89 fte), on a 12-month contract with the intention to extend;
  • Salary scale 10 according to the PKN terms and conditions of employment (depending on experience min. € 2.834,35 to max. of € 4.739,91 gross for 36 hours per week);
  • Full reimbursement of commuting expenses, 2nd class public transport;
  • End-of-year bonus of 8.3% and 8% holiday-allowance.

Procedure and information

For more information about PAX see:

For further information about this position you can contact Alana Tomlin, Team Leader Institutional Partnerships, via

Interested candidates matching the profile and requirements are requested to send their CV (max. 2 pages) and a motivation letter (max. 1 page) addressed to Alana Tomlin by , solely by using the following application form.

There is no closing date for reactions to this vacancy announcement. Suitable candidates will be invited for an initial interview at short notice (at the earliest from the 15th of May).

Screening for integrity is part of the application process at PAX. PAX believes it is important to guarantee the reliability, professionalism and integrity of its organisation and employees. For this reason, PAX will request a Declaration of Conduct or equivalent for new employees.

At PAX we are looking for motivated colleagues with passion and courage, to build a diverse, inclusive and authentic working environment together. Even if you do not tick all the boxes, we still encourage you to apply, because who knows, we might be a good match together!

Acquisition in response to this advertisement is not appreciated.

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