Position: Fundraising Capacity Building Senior Officer (CBO)
Location: Most MSF offices, Barcelona preferably
Contract: Full time, long term contract
Starting date: January 2020
Deadline for applications: December 17, 2019
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural disasters. MSF offers assistance to people based only on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.
MSF International is the legal entity that binds MSF’s 21 sections, 24 associations and other offices together. Based in Geneva, the MSF International office (IO) provides coordination, information and support to the MSF Movement, as well as implements international projects and initiatives as requested.
MSF’s social mission is supported and financed by 6,1 million private donors that bring €1,4 billion. Fundraising is a decentralized function managed autonomously in 33 MSF entities, by more than 500 fundraisers. These efforts are coordinated and supported by the international fundraising platform (DirFund) and the international fundraising team at the MSF International office, composed by: the International Fundraising Coordinator, the International Fundraising Analyst, and the Fundraising Capacity-Building Manager (CBM).
The CBM is developing a capacity building strategy to drive expertise-sharing, help develop skills and competences and ensure alignment across sections. The model aims at capitalizing the collective intelligence of the whole network, by creating a collaborative and learning community who support, inspire and empower one another.
It has 4 pillars: MSF induction, knowledge-sharing, peer-to-peer support and innovation, which are being deployed through some programs and tools. Namely, a digital collaborative platform; 12 Working Groups (Communities of Practice); a Mentoring Program; and a Peer Review Program to help sections improve their strategies.
During 2020 and the following years, we plan to make these programs grow and launch new ones according to the needs expressed by FR teams, as defined in the Global Private Fundraising Strategic Framework (20-23).
PLACE IN THE ORGANISATION
The Fundraising Capacity Building Senior Officer (CBO) is part of the international fundraising at the international office. He/she reports to Fundraising Capacity Building Manager (CBM), works closely with the leading members of the FR working groups and is in contact and supporting the whole fundraising community.
OBJECTIVE OF THE POSITION
The Fundraising Capacity Building Senior Officer (CBO) contributes to the development, coordination and implementation of the capacity building strategy, in order to ensure that MSF’s fundraising principles, quality standards, internal knowledge and best practices are widely shared, understood and utilised by fundraisers across the movement. He/she will have a central role in creating and steering a highly dynamic and collaborative fundraising community.
Convert fundraising working groups into true learning and lively communities of practice
Develop an entire digital ecosystem for knowledge-sharing
Create and organize fruitful learning events
Internal communications plan & Induction program
General support and administration
Skills and experience
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
MSF is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.