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Freelance Senior Fundraiser

We challenge you to map opportunities, build pipelines, establish new relationships and strengthen existing ones to ensure Terre des Hommes long-term sustainability

About your department and the position in the organisation

The freelance Senior Fundraising is responsible for generating income from fundraising and, for this purpose, initiating, developing, coordinating and executing fundraising policy and activities. You are co-responsible for reporting to donors and may have as focus area the private market, large organizations within the business market and/or the institutional market including funds, governments and/or NGOs. In addition, you manages (long-term/complex) strategic relationships.

Within our department, the generation of revenue for the organization is central. We want to build partnerships with other actors to share best practices and learning whilst directing more resources. To this end, a fundraising and partnerships policy is developed, various internal and external marketing and communication activities are designed and implemented, and relations are actively maintained and further expanded.

Position in the organisation

Fundraising activities are developed and executed in collaboration with substantive experts within the organization. You will report to the Manager of Institutional Partnerships and work in a team with another Senior Fundraiser, a Senior Relationships Manager and two Humanitarian Action Coordinators.

What will you do and how will you make an impact?

Your job is to shape and drive our strategy to deliver funding over the next five years. To do this you will:

  • Develop a comprehensive fundraising plan
  • Spot and map fundraising opportunities and explore new markets worldwide.
  • Build and nurture relationships with prospect funding partners. You will work collaboratively with a range of funders and partners, thinking creatively and strategically to maximise opportunities.
  • Create, develop and provide support to produce successful proposals
  • Develop, deliver and report on our fundraising strategy and tactical plans to ensure we achieve our target. This will span our work with trusts, other grant-making bodies, commissioners (such as Local Authorities) and corporates.
  • Test and evaluate our materials, approach and systems to improve the fundraising request and our strategies.
  • Work closely with colleagues across the Terre des Hommes to identify new opportunities and ensure partnerships are realistic and deliverable.
  • Maintain and follow up all platforms for engaging and reporting to international donors such as the US and the EU. Be familiar with working with APPEL, Funding and Tenders Portal, SAMS.

Who are you?

The ideal candidate will be committed to the mission and vision of Terre des Hommes and has a proven track record in fundraising. More specifically you have:

  • Seasoned fundraising professional with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a senior position, raising money for international development, human rights and/or governance causes
  • Successful fundraising of six figure and higher grants from donors in both, Europe and the US
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and in a team
  • Experience working in a matrixed environment and collaborating with staff across different cultures and time zones
  • Exceptional writing and presentation skills, with the capacity to reach different audiences and on topics with which s/he may not be a technical expert
  • Educated to Master or Bachelor degree level or equivalent.
  • The ability to devise and deliver bespoke and engaging fundraising plans and campaigns
  • Proven stakeholder management and networking skills and the ability to develop strong relationships with colleagues, contacts and stakeholders built on trust and respect
  • Fluent in Dutch and English, any other language language is very much appreciated

What we have to offer you!

Because Terre des Hommes carries out programs and projects itself, the difference is that the organization, and therefore also your contribution, is visible and tangible every day. We offer:

  • A job where you can really make a difference for children.
  • An organization with enthusiastic colleagues, everyone likes to contribute to Terre des Hommes from their own discipline;
  • An easily accessible office in the middle of bustling The Hague, the city of human rights and (international) politics.
  • A one-year contract, with the intention to extend into an indefinite period after one year;
  • The salary scale is depending on your experience and skills between 3.426,- and 4.822,- euro’s gross a month or hourly rate depending on your experience

  • Our benefits fit within the charity sector, including a pension plan, travel allowance and 25 vacation days.


Do you like to become part of our Institutional Partnership team? Please upload your application with your hourly rate and availability.

For questions please contact Arelys Yanez at a.yanez@tdh.nl (Manager of Institutional Partnerships)

More information

Terre des Hommes aims to attract great talent that not only fits the job but also our high standard of values and principles to prevent and eradicate any type of misconduct including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, any other type of misuse of power or lack of integrity and financial misconduct.

Terre des Hommes in particular is committed to keeping children and vulnerable individuals safe and does not accept any form of (child) abuse. Every Terre des Hommes employee is bound by the Child Safeguarding Policy and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Policy, part of our Code of Conduct. Child safeguarding measures are part of our selection and recruitment process.

Note: We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us. All offers of employment will therefore be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which include criminal records, Certificate of Conduct (Verklaring omtrent Gedrag) and/or terrorism finance checks, or integrity screenings/references relating to misconduct and disciplinary actions in prior employment. By submitting your application you accept that Terre des Hommes will conduct such pre-employment screening for successful candidates. Terre des Hommes participates in the Inter- Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.

Terre des Hommes is unfortunately not able to provide a work / residence visa for applicants outside the EU.

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