Officer, Global Funding & Impact Services
International Rescue Committee
London, United Kingdom
1d ago

Job Description

Salary : £36,000 per annum Background : The External Relations (ER) department was created in early 2020 and is comprised of 3 main but complementary functional areas : Private fundraising, Communications and Advocacy.

The department is in the beginning stages of building a new ambitious strategy that will improve IRC’s ability to punch above its weight’ in private income, advocacy, and brand awareness.

Supporting this endeavor, and an integral part of ER, is the Global Partnerships and Philanthropic Services (GPPS) Unit.

Reporting into the VP Global Partnerships and Philanthropy, GPPS consists of functional specialists across a variety of high-value fundraising functions providing all elements of cultivation, support and stewardship to high value donors, partners, and supporters, comprising three pillars : Research, Partner Engagement & Corporate Affairs, and Program Services.

Program Services is anticipated to become GPPS’ largest sub-pillar and is vested at the nexus of HV fundraising and our operations and programs in the field.

This pillar comprises of proposal, proposition and reporting development services, field experiences, and program services and field capacity.

The IRC has a new exciting opportunity within the Program Services unit, where you would be part of a team critical to the advancement of our aspirational high-value (HV) goals and vision.

Job Overview : The Officer, Global Funding and Impact Services will develop funding proposals and impact reports to strengthen the efforts of IRC’s two HV teams, namely International Philanthropy and Partnerships that leads on the organization’s engagement with corporations, foundations and international philanthropists globally, and USA Philanthropy that leads on IRC’s engagement with USA-based major donors, to increase the teams’ global fundraising and partnerships efforts in the USA as well as globally.

The Officer will become immersed in the organization’s programs and translate that content into unrestricted or restricted High-value, donor-centric language.

We want to add your superb writing, communication skills, and experience to the IRC family! Major Responsibilities :

  • Transform programmatic content into sophisticated, compelling donor-friendly proposals and communication materials with planned matching impact reporting
  • Stay up to date on IRC programs, as well as global events and trends impacting the humanitarian sector, the places we work and the lives of our beneficiaries
  • Write funding propositions, impact reports, and concept notes in collaboration with fundraisers for HV donors
  • Support and expand the number of bespoke funding proposals to our global HV teams and matching impact reporting and supporting materials
  • Produce donor communications that are digestible, informative, timely and true to the IRC’s messaging and brand
  • Gather and develop personal stories and other content from the field and tailor it for HV audiences, with a focus on tailoring it for HV audiences
  • Use gathered content to create informational one-pagers, and stewardship communications which fundraisers can share with donors on various IRC programs or emergency responses
  • Use impact data and collected content to package as talking points for HV donor events Key Working Relationships : You will report to : Associate Director, Editorial ServicesYour position directly supervises : N / A
  • Qualifications

  • College / university degree, including coursework in English literature, journalism, marketing, advertising, communications, international relations or other relevant subject area preferred
  • Approximately 3 to 6 years of professional writing experience, with a background in nonprofit fundraising writing preferred particularly in support of an organization’s high-value portfolio (corporations, foundations, international philanthropists). Writing samples required
  • Experience communicating technical information captured from diverse international settings; to conceptualize creatively and produce strong, clean, compelling copy and expertise in reporting, fact checking, line-editing and proofreading
  • Global and diverse private fundraising experience writing for and impact reporting on 7- figure+ gifts with, ideally international HV audiences (corporations, foundations, international philanthropists )
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the facility to serve as a member of a small team and to collaborate adaptively and effectively with professionals across the organization
  • Proven organizational skills, including the ability to work independently, under pressure or in a fast paced environment, and handle multiple projects simultaneously without losing sight of the overall goals
  • Passionate about IRC's mission
  • Outstanding written English Language Skills; global similar experience would be an asset
  • Knowledge of multiple languages a plus (Spanish, French, or Arabic strongly preferred) Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.
  • IRC UK is committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination for all applicants and employees. IRC-UK seeks to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce regardless of gender, race, religious belief, nationality, ethnic / national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

    IRC-UK welcomes applications from all candidates, including underrepresented groups and refugees who have the right to work in the UK.

    IRC UK will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application and / or interview process, and for essential job functions if appointed to a role.

    Please contact us if you may need such adjustments. If you have any questions or need assistance with the online recruitment process, please contact the UK HR team at

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