Institutional Fundraising Manager

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Thomson Reuters Foundation is seeking an experienced and motivated Institutional Fundraising Manager who has significant experience securing high value partnerships with foundations, international development organisations, trusts, and multi-lateral donors.

We are looking for a proactive, creative team player who has excellent knowledge and passion for working in the international development sector. You will need to be confident at spotting opportunities, creating, and leveraging networks, and collaborating with senior leaders at a wide variety of organisations. Reporting to the Head of Institutional Partnerships, you will play a proactive role working with other teams across the Foundation on the development and delivery of strategic partnerships and facilitate effective sharing and learning.

About the Role
As our Institutional Fundraising Manager, you will:

  • Proactively seek and secure high value funding from trusts and institutional donors worth over £1m per annum.
  • Lead development of high-quality proposals, coordinating input from other teams, including proposal writing, budget planning and contract management.
  • With the Head of Institutional Partnerships, proactively develop and maintain a high-quality pipeline, building strategic relationships with key organisations and funders.
  • Work closely with the Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Adviser, enabling teams and the Programmes team to develop efficient impact measurement and accountability mechanisms for proposed grants.
  • Coordinate due diligence processes, facilitate donor audits and external evaluations in collaboration with internal teams.
  • Drive the external profile of the Foundation by representing TRF in networks, forums, and project consortia.
  • Support the development of annual income and expenditure budgets/forecasts for institutional fundraising, prepare reports and give presentations on funding progress.
  • Be at the forefront of latest donor trends and share knowledge across the organisation.
  • Work at pace with strong multi-tasking and project management skills.

About You
To be our Institutional Fundraising Manager, you will likely have:

  • Over 6 years’ experience of securing and managing grants valued at over £500,000 from institutional donors.
  • At least 6 years’ experience of working with institutional donors such as the FCDO, EC, USAID, US State Department, Multi-laterals, and trusts and foundations, in a fundraising and/or programme capacity.
  • Experience of delivering ambitious income targets and comfortable working in a performance management culture.
  • Excellent research skills and market knowledge of leading funding organisations.
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written) and excellent writing skills.
  • Over 6 years’ experience working in an international development organisation.
  • Proficient IT skills, more specifically Excel.

It would be useful (but not essential), if you also have:

  • Understanding of journalism and media capacity building
  • Understanding of legal and justice frameworks and processesStrong international networks

What’s in it For You?
At the Thomson Reuters Foundation, our people are our greatest assets. Here are some of the benefits we offer for your personal and professional growth:

  • Global Perspective and Impact: Interested in working for a dynamic global organization with a focus on social impact? With hubs all over the world from Bangkok to Madrid to Rio de Janeiro, join a truly international team with a shared goal of helping to build societies around the world that are free, fair, and informed.
  • A Unique Approach: Our expertise in media and the law is world class; we combine the power of both to address the critical issues faced by humanity.
  • Our Relevance: With a focus on advancing media freedom, fostering more inclusive economies, and promoting human rights, our work has never been more needed than right now.
  • Benefits: We offer competitive salary packages and market-leading benefits.
  • Learning & Development: We are dedicated to the continual professional development of our employees and offer access to both in-house and external training opportunities.

About Thomson Reuters Foundation
The Thomson Reuters Foundation is an independent charity, registered in the UK and the USA. we work to advance media freedom, foster more inclusive economies, and promote human rights. Through news, media development, free legal assistance and convening initiatives, we combine our unique media and legal services to drive systemic change.

How to apply

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Deadline: 31 Jan 2024