Programme Officer – Strategic Partnerships

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 11 February 2020
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Major Duties & Responsibilities

A. Philanthropic Partnerships (Fundraising/Resource Mobilisation)

· Support the Senior Management Team in working towards WFA’s fundraising goals.

· Work with the ED and the DyED to ideate strategies to raise resources for ongoing/and or new programmes.

· Research and write concept notes and proposals to institutional donors (including bilateral and corporate foundations).

· Contribute to (and in some cases coordinate) development and implementation of institutional fundraising strategies and plans.

· Monitor and ensure the timely delivery of information and grant obligations to donor, including preparation of donor reports.

· Coordinate with grants team members, MEL Officer, and Communications Officer to compile relevant information on ongoing programmes, key trends, and outcome/results for donor reporting, as well as for developing new resource mobilisation strategies.

· Coordinate with the Finance team on budget preparations and projections.

· Build relationships with institutional donors (current and potential) and networks.

· Identify and map developments, trends, and opportunities related to the funding landscape and which are relevant to the institutional growth of WFA.

· Advocate for WFA’s work and its mandate of resourcing feminist movement building in Asia with various donors and in various strategic spaces, as well as through contributing to publications and participating in various network working groups.

B. Outreach and Communications

· In consultation with the DyED, represent the organisation in various networking and donor spaces.

· Work with the DyED and the Communications officer on various communication materials and collaterals such as annual reports and newsletters.

· Represent WFA at national, regional, and international events as necessary.

C. Management and Supervision

· May supervise Associate or Assistant position(s), interns, and volunteers as needed.

· Manage consultants hired for WFA for relevant programmes/tasks.

· Management of complex proposal processes that require coordination with other departments and external stakeholders.


· Minimum of 5-8 years of progressively responsible experience in social justice sector, especially with a feminist organisation in the region.

· Experience with a regional organisation is an added advantage.

· Demonstrated experience of leading/contributing to grant proposal development—both narrative and financial.

· Experience in fundraising/networking/communications required, preferably for human rights, women’s rights, and trans* rights.

Academic Qualifications

· Master’s degree in any social sciences subjects, law, or any other relevant subject.

Expertise & Skills

· Knowledge and understanding of the socio‐political context (with a focus on women/trans*/human rights) in Asia.

· Knowledge and understanding of the politics of resourcing and funding ecology a plus.

· Strong project management experience: ability to monitor, evaluate, and assess impact of multiple projects over multiple years with multiple deliverables and deadlines.

· Excellent documentation and analysis skills in English.

· Knowledge and familiarity with budgetary analysis and planning.

· Ability to communicate extremely well in English and one other regional language[1] is a must; knowing more than one regional language is an asset.

· Presentation, coordination, negotiation, building and reviewing systems, assessing impact, and decision-making skills are imperative.

· Ability to design, organise, and lead the implementation of work plans and relevant processes.

· Strong interpersonal skills and the proven ability to provide leadership to a team and to work in a team environment.

· Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, with an international team, based in remote locations, is a must.

· High comfort and tolerance to manage stress and role demands, ability to multi-task, prioritise, and self-manage.

· Willingness to undertake extensive travel.

[1] Regional languages of WFA countries

Women’s Fund Asia (WFA) seeks Programme Officer – Strategic Partnerships for developing and implementing the resource mobilization strategies, to enable a sustainable and resilient WFA, with the institutional, fiscal, and programmatic capacity to undertake its role effectively. The profile is to maintain and develop relationships with institutional donors and participating actively in networking, outreach and planning.

The position requires strong research, analytical and writing skills along with the ability to identify new opportunities and conceptualise new strategies.

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We encourage women and trans persons to apply for the position and are especially grateful for applications from those who identify as lesbian, bisexual, queer, trans people, intersex people, and people with disabilities. The person can be based anywhere in the mandated countries of WFA.

Interested candidates should submit a CV (not more than 3 pages) and a cover letter. The cover letter should not be more than 750 words and the candidates need to share why are they interested in this position at WFA.

Please apply on or before 25 February 2020 to with the subject line “Application for Programme Officer – Strategic Partnerships." Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 30 March 2020. Please review the terms of reference and requirements before applying.

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