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International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies vacancy

The IFRC are seeking a Senior Officer, Global Projects to identify, develop and implement transnational and global fundraising projects.

Senior Officer, Global Projects
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies


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June 16, 1997

Secretariat, Geneva

Reporting to the Director, Revenue Generation, the Senior Officer, Global Projects will work with National Societies to identify, develop and implement trans-national and global fundraising projects for the benefit of National Societies and through them the International Federation as a whole.

Collaborates closely with National Societies to identify successful fundraising programs that have global potential; undertakes research and establishes a network to enable the identification of new and innovative fundraising projects; works with National Societies to implement projects that have received the necessary approvals; collaborates closely with Secretariat departments to understand the funding needs of the International Federation including its National Societies; develops, implements and coordinates Federation global sponsorship programmes including the development of necessary policies and procedures; develops, implements and coordinates the International Federation grants program, particularly from international Foundations, in collaboration with National Societies.

A university degree and 5-10 years of experience at the senior fundraising level in an international organization , or one of it’s national affiliates, is required. Demonstrated success in fundraising from corporate donors and Foundations is essential. Field experience in development programs would be an asset. Excellent written and presentational skills in English are required together with competence in one of the other working languages of the International Federation (French, Spanish or Arabic). Analytical skills and the ability to develop sound proposals and work under pressure will also be key. Advanced computer skills, including graphics, are necessary. Candidates must be available to travel.


The Federation is an equal opportunity employer. Interested parties may submit their applications quoting VACANCY NUMBER 97-045 no later than August 15, 1997 to:

Head, Recruitment & Human Resources Planning
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
PO Box 372
1211 Geneva 19
Fax: (41 22) 733 17 27

Duties & responsibilities as described above may continue to evolve.

Selected candidates will undergo an interview.

Closing date for applications: August 15 1997