Alliance New Business Developer/ Fund Raiser - Save the Children Netherlands

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
Save the Children Netherlands is based in the Hague, and works with around 40 professionals to support our global programmes in different thematic areas like child protection, child rights governance, health & nutrition and humanitarian response.
Save the Children is the lead organisation of the More than Brides Alliance (MTBA). This Alliance recently received a Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Partnership Fund from the Dutch Government to implement a five-year programme (2016-2020) on Child Marriage. The Alliance consists of four partners: Save the Children (lead applicant) and the co-applicants Oxfam Novib, Simavi and Population Council. The programme will be implemented in five countries: Malawi, Niger, Mali, India and Pakistan.
The mission of the MTBA is to improve Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for young people enabling them to decide if and when to marry and pursue their rights in a supportive environment.
To achieve its mission, the MTBA has defined five key result areas:
  1. Empowering at risk-, and already married adolescents, girls in particular, with life skills education (LSE), Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) and SRHR information.
  2. Providing alternatives to child marriage and mitigate the impact on married girls, through enhancing access to education-, economic opportunities-, and child protection systems for girls and their families.
  3. Increasing access to SRHR services for young people.
  4. Changing social norms.
  5. Influencing legal and policy frameworks.
For the operational coordination a central Programme Management Unit (PMU) will be established at the Head Quarters of the lead applicant Save the Children in The Hague, headed by an Alliance Coordinator (AC). A Partnership Steering Committee (PSC) comprising senior representatives of each partner will give the strategic direction to the PMU. In the Netherlands the PMU will be supported by a programme committee and a financial committee in which all four MTBA partners will be presented. At country level Country Management Units (CMU) headed by Country Alliance Coordinators (CAC) will be linked to the PMU. A Business Developer (BD) will be appointed to support the MTBA in its mission to combat child marriage.
2. Job Description
The BD is responsible for identifying business opportunities and acquisition to support MTBA mission of combating child marriage. He/she will be responsible for acquisition of big grant and/or investment programmes (preferably multi-million, multi-country, multi-stakeholder and multi annual) for the existing 5 MTBA programme countries and in Nepal and Bangladesh- as these are countries where MTBA has an interest but where funds are lacking. He/ she will work in the PMU team in close cooperation with the AC and staff of the partner organisations. The ultimate goal is to write proposals and acquire complementary funding for the MTBA.
Specific tasks:
  • Develop an acquisition strategy for institutional fund raising
  • Set up and maintain an international business development network with strategic donors and funders
  • Prepare an annual business development plan including acquisition missions to selected countries
  • Monitor business opportunities
  • Design a set of basic acquisition materials
  • Write business development plans, expressions of interests and full proposals to acquire complementary funding for the MBTA programme
  • Liaise with the fund raising units of the 4 MTBA partners
3. Organisational relationships
The Business Developer is placed under the alliance lead applicant, Save the Children in The Netherlands and reports to the AC.
Internal relationships:
  • Member of the PMU team working in close collaboration with the AC
  • Coordination with the fund raising units of the 4 MTBA partners
  • Coordination for fund raising activities with CMUs in the programme countries
External relationships:
  • Liaison with donors and business partners
4. Profile, key qualifications
  • Academic level, in fields related to International Development Cooperation in the aid sector.
  • A minimum of 10 years' experience and proven track record in institutional fund raising preferably related to Child Marriage/SRHR
  • Good knowledge of programmatic planning models and monitoring systems
  • Excellent proposal writing skills
  • Relevant international network
  • Entrepreneurial and taking initiative
  • Innovative and strategic thinker able to operate within a conceptual flexible environment
  • Preparedness to travel to the alliance programme countries.
  • Fluent in spoken and written Dutch, English and French.
5. Duty station
Save the Children Head Quarters in The Hague, the Netherlands.
6. Special requirements
Travelling in the Netherlands and to programme countries.
7. Specific details:
0.7 FTE per year.
Save the Children is an active promoter of child rights and implements an active child safeguarding protocol . As such we ask potential candidates for this position to be willing to comply to our Code of Conduct and to submit a certificate of good conduct once the candidate has received an offer of employment
8. Availability
As soon as possible.
9. Questions
If you have questions about this vacancy, you can contact Jorieke Streef, tel. 070-3384448
10. How to apply?
By sending your letter of motivation and Curriculum Vitae to Wilma Barendse,Wilma.Barendse@savethechildren.nl . Application deadline: 29 February 2016.