Forum Syd is looking for a Fundraising Officer!

Forum Syd is looking for a Fundraising Officer!

Forum Syd is a civil society member organisation that works with development issues from a rights-based perspective. Our vision is “a just and sustainable world where all people have the power to effect change”. We work with advocacy and capacity building of partner organisations around the world, on issues relating to democracy and human rights, gender equality, and environment and climate change. We mediate grants from Sida (the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) to Swedish organisations cooperating with local partners in approximately 70 countries. We have offices in Sweden, Vilnius, Cambodia, Colombia, Kenya and Somalia.

The Secretary General´s office - Stockholm

The Secretary General´s office is responsible for the overall strategic development of Forum Syd and for representing Forum Syd externally. The Secretary General’s Office is the global process owner of fundraising and is responsible for the organizational relationship with members and other stakeholders. Furthermore the Secretary General’s Office is responsible for providing the board with the information, documentation and support that is needed for the board to fulfill its strategic role. It is the responsibility of the Secretary General’s Office to ensure that the strategic direction set by the board is operationalized. This includes facilitation of the operational planning and follow-up processes.

Position description for a Fundraising Officer

The Fundraising Office will develop and maintain the perspective and adequate calls for proposal and potential institutional and private funds, coordinate and support all global fundraising activities and develop fundraising methods.

Areas of responsibility

Develop and maintain a comprehensive perspective of adequate calls for proposal and potential institutional and private funds

Facilitate and coordinate all global fundraising initiatives and activities in the organization.

Develop existing and new fundraising methods and tools
Support and advice Hubs, country and Head Office in issues related to applications, fundraising etc.

Other tasks related to the work in the Secretary General office and delegated by line manager

Contribute to the organisational learning and development of Forum Syd in general, and of the Secretary General’s Office in particular.

Contribute to a constructive and good work environment in Forum Syd in general, and in the Secretary General’s Office in particular. 

Qualifications required

Relevant academic degree or equivalent qualifications obtained in another way

Proven expertise and results in institutional fundraising including experience in EU applications.

Work experience from the development, aid or humanitarian sector

Good knowledge of development trends.  

Good knowledge in the rights based approach

Good communication skills

Excellent ability to express oneself orally and in writing in Swedish and English

Personal qualities

Excellent in building relations and reach out to external stakeholders.

High level of flexibility, independence and self-directing

Ability to think creative and strategic

This position is a full time permanent position with six months probationary period, starting as soon as possible. This position is located at Forum Syd's head office in
Stockholm, Sweden. Duty travels are part of the position

Application information

Forum Syd is working for equal opportunities for all. We encourage
qualified applicants regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation,
functional ability or ethnic and religious affiliation to apply for the
position. Candidates should submit an application in English, consisting of CV (max 3 pages) and Cover Letter (max 1 pages) including summary of your key qualifications and relevant work experience for the position as Fundraising Officer.

Send the application in an e-mail to address: (subject heading: Fundraising Officer) as soon as possible but no later than 23th October.

Contact details

Lisbeth Petersen, Deputy Secretary General , 08-506 37 177
Desirée Köhler,  HR and Organizational Culture, 08-506 371 63

Union Representatives
Unionen representative: Karin Gregow, 08-506 371 62
Saco representative: Marie Karsberg, 08-506 370 27

Updated: 2017-09-22