Development Officer

The Shaikh Group
  • Location
    Flexible (remote working), United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    Jul-31-2024
  • Posted
    Jul 08

Position description

Overview

The Shaikh Group (TSG) is seeking to hire a full-time Development Officer to join the team.

We are looking for an expert in this field that will work to research and proactively analyze prospective grantors among foundations, government agencies, and corporations; to match the interests and preferences of funding sources to the needs of our organization.

The Development Officer will report to and collaborate with TSG’s Executive level Management in developing strategies aligned to funding trends worldwide to maximize potential funding.


Responsibilities:

  • Researches and proactively analyzes prospective grantors among foundations, government agencies, and corporations; to match the interests and preferences of funding sources to the needs of the non-profit
  • Gathers and/or drafts supporting information and data to prepare letters of inquiry, proposals, and applications for funding to all foundation, government, and corporation prospects according to their guidelines for application
  • Assesses potential funding partners based on evaluation and funding criteria
  • Approaches, develops and cultivates long-term effective working relationships with representatives of private foundations, government offices, and corporations in order to promote/negotiate grant opportunities; follows up regularly on grant applications and opportunities
  • Maintains records on potential and current funders regarding meetings, communications, proposals, grants, and reports
  • Schedules and tracks all proposals, reports, etc.
  • Develops reports on progress status of proposals and grants received, requested, denied and pending; prepares and files periodic management progress reports with grant funding sources in a timely manner; monitors calendar to ensure timely submission of required information
  • Collaborates with Executive level leadership in developing strategies aligned to funding trends worldwide to maximize potential funding.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Required:

  • A university degree in relevant discipline (Political Science, International Relations etc.)
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Professional work experience including prior grants management, sponsored research and/or contract administration experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills and experience interacting with government and private agencies
  • Fluency in English and strong English writing skills is required
  • Strong analytical skills necessary to identify and assess credibility of organizations eligible of grants
  • Meticulous attention to detail and excellent organizational skills with the ability to quickly and effectively manage multiple tasks with short deadlines
  • Interpersonal skills to effectively interact with stakeholders and clients
  • Excellent time management skills and resourcefulness
  • Excellent data gathering skills and the ability to creatively solve problems and formulate/implement process improvements
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and other computer skills
  • Ability to travel as required. 

Desired:

  • Experience working with processes and principles related to public and/or private grant programs.

Location: Flexible (within Europe / Middle East).
 

 

Application instructions

TSG offers:

  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience.
  • 25 days paid annual leave.
  • Other benefits (i.e. healthcare).

Start date: September 2024

To apply, please submit a motivation letter and CV to: [email protected]

About TSG

Founded in September 2015, The Shaikh Group (TSG) is based in Cyprus and brings together a highly qualified team with extensive government, UN, diplomatic, research and policy-related experience. As a non-profit focused on mediation and conflict resolution, our mission is to facilitate dialogue within and between states, as well as with key international actors, to advance practical initiatives that promote peace, tolerance, mutual security and shared prosperity. With a presence in the Middle East and Europe, we have the proven capacity to convene dialogues with key parties throughout the region and beyond, and a strong commitment to the principles of independence and confidentiality that are essential to these processes.

To learn more about TSG, go to www.shaikhgroup.org