Fundraising Manager

International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)
  • Location
    Paris, France
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Apr 12

Position description

FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) is an international human rights NGO. Since 1922, we have been committed to the defence of all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


We are a federation of 192 members organisations, present in 117 countries. We believe that the transformation of societies is first and foremost the responsibility of local actors. Our activities aim to strengthen their influence and capacity for action.


The FIDH International Secretariat is a people-centered organisation (45 employees in Paris and 12 employees in several countries abroad) and composed of an international and highly committed team. Our Paris office is located in a lively and central area of Paris (near the Bastille and the Gare de Lyon).


We are recruiting for the Fundraising Department :




FIDH has invested significantly in its fundraising team to increase income from new sources, better manage existing donors and funders, and work more closely with key internal stakeholders with the aim of improving existing systems and processes.


General objective of the position :

Under the supervision of the Director of Fundraising, within a team of 4 employees with you, the Fundraising Manager stewards existing institutional funders, obtains new funding from large foundations and institutions, and will help FIDH grow its major gift funder base in Paris in the lead up to our centenary in 2022, which represents an exciting time in the evolution of FIDH. 

This role is a critical position and is instrumental in influencing FIDH's economic model strategy. The Fundraising Manager works in close collaboration with FIDH’s Programmes, Advocacy, Finance and Communications Departments, as well as with the CEO and Deputy CEO.


Primary duties and responsabilities

1 - Business development : identify and solicit new funders aligned with FIDH’s multi-year strategic plan, and in particular within the framework of the FIDH Centenary in 2022.


2 - Funder stewardship for his.her portfolio :

  • Establish strong working relationships. Ensuring smooth internal coordination and joined-up communications ;
  • Ensure consistency between the activities described in proposals to funders and the budget submitted. Ensure compliance standards and contract implementation. Ensure the successful preparation and timely submission of reports and submissions ;
  • Contribute to analysis of success/rejection of proposals to improve programme quality and donor management ;
  • Coordinate external evaluations related to funding.


3 - Contribute to capacity building within FIDH :

  • on project design and intervention logic, as well as other relevant fundraising tools, of MEL tools (Monitoring Evaluation and Learning) in partnership with the Deputy Director of Programmes ;
  • Be a mentor within the fundraising team and contribute to the development and strengthening of a donor-centred fundraising culture within FIDH.


4 - Cross-cutting activities : 

  • Contribute to the strategic reflection on fundraising and the evolution of the FIDH economic model ;
  • Contribute to the programming and prioritisation of fundraising activities, as well as reporting and evaluation ;
  • Promote FIDH interests : participate, represent FIDH at meetings, events and within relevant forums ;
  • Contribute to the development of fundraising marketing materials and campaigns ;
  • Support advocacy toward funders.



You have at least 6 years of professional experience in fundraising, preferably within an international organisation. You have a donor-centred approach in complex multi-stakeholder partnerships. You have a proven expertise of at least 4 years in project and programme design, intervention logic, Theory of Change.

You have excellent collaboration, negotiation and problem-solving skills. Excellent written and communication skills. You are fluent in written and spoken French (C2) and English (C1). Knowledge of Spanish is desired.


Previous experience with major human rights funders (European development agencies and governments, international private foundations) would be a strong advantage. Master's degree level of education in human rights, international affairs, social sciences or similar is an asset.


You like working in a team and are flexible in helping your colleagues. You know how to work in a rush and manage priorities. You are rigorous and organized. Knowledge of Salesforce and Open Office is desired.


The candidate must be in total agreement with FIDH’s values (professionalism, respect, commitment, equality, honesty, participation, audacity), as well as the mission of FIDH to defend the human rights of everyone, everywhere. We also expect candidates to uphold feminist values as well as reject the practice of death penalty and torture.


FIDH is committed to diversity and equality by not discriminating in its hiring practices.

We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, persons with disabilities and people of colour, as well as members of the LGBTIQ communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by French law.


For people with disabilities, please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified persons with disabilities may participate in the application process.


Start date : as soon as possible.


Application instructions

Send your CV and a letter explaining your motivation for this position mentioning the reference in object RESP.FUNDRAISING-0421 at the latest May 7th to Lisa SMITH, Fundraising Director.


FIDH will be reviewing applications and setting up interviews on a rolling-basis.

Only candidates whose applications have been selected will be contacted.

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