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GAGGA – Donor Engagement Officer
Full Time
Latin America & Caribbean, Remote
Posted 2 weeks ago

About GAGGA

The Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA) is a vibrant and diverse network, established in 2016, involving around 24 women’s funds, environmental justice funds, 31 NGOs, and 440 women-led community-based (CBO) organisations, joining forces to strengthen the nexus of women’s rights, gender, climate, and environmental justice at local, national, and regional levels in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, Latin America, Europe and globally. GAGGA works towards enhancing linkages and collaboration among women-led CBOs and women’s rights, gender, environmental and climate justice movements at multiple levels, to pursue Lobbying and Advocacy (L&A) agendas for environmental and climate justice that amplify women’s, girls, trans, non-binary and intersex peoples’ leadership, resilience, agency and promote their human rights. Specifically, GAGGA aims to influence governments, investors, and donors at multiple levels to divest from fossil fuel (related) industries, defend critical ecosystems and support inclusive, sustainable and gender-just climate solutions.

GAGGA is led by the Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres (FCAM), based in Central America, in collaboration with Mama Cash and Both ENDS, both based in the Netherlands. It is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (MFA), under their Power of Voices (PoV) programme (2021-2025), following on from their support provided by the Dialogue and Dissent (D&D) programme (2016-2020). GAGGA also received support from other bilateral as well as philanthropic donors. Global Greengrants Fund, Prospera – International Network of Women Funds, Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO) and 350.org are strategic allies to the alliance, developing and offering insights into the importance of resourcing women’s rights, environmental and climate justice; strengthening L&A on climate finance, and building connections with climate justice movements.

Vision: Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA) envisions a world where women’s rights to water, food security, and a clean, healthy and safe environment are recognized and respected.

Mission: GAGGA aims to strengthen and unify the capabilities of community-based women’s rights and environmental justice groups and movements to ensure:

  1. They have the support and capacities they need to achieve the political agendas they have defined as priority
  2. Their work is aligned and building on each other’s strengths

The Role

We are seeking a Donor Engagement Officer who will develop and implement a strategy to maintain and attract donors, working closely with the GAGGA coordination unit, Alliance Members, and committees. The role involves stewarding key donor relationships, preparing proposals and reports, and identifying new funding opportunities. The officer will convene the Fundraising Working Group, liaise with the Advocacy Working Group, and ensure standardized reporting and planning processes. Additionally, they will represent GAGGA at donor-related meetings, support overall communication and collaboration, and participate in events. The ideal candidate has a Master’s degree in a related field, at least five years of experience in fundraising and project management in the civil society sector, and experience working with women’s rights and environmental activist movements, particularly in securing funding from bilateral donors.

Responsibilities

  • Steward key relationships with current and prospective GAGGA donors.
  • Direct donor proposal preparation, development, and writing based on donor requirements and inputs from other working groups, Committees, and Alliance Members.
  • Keep up to date on trends in philanthropy and development cooperation and funding opportunities for GAGGA’s work.
  • Convene and coordinate the Fundraising Working Group, which brings together fundraising staff from the Alliance Members.
  • Liaise with the Advocacy Working Group to prospect and identify potential GAGGA supporters.
  • Provide clear guidance on commitments made by GAGGA donors; coordinate with Programme, PMEL (Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning) and Finance Committees to standardize reporting and planning processes (ensuring donor requirements are maintained).
  • Conduct all activities required for the preparation, development and writing of reports and workplans for donors.
  • Support the GAGGA Alliance Coordinator, Steering Committee, and Lead Organization (FCAM) in maintaining relations and engagement with current and potential donors.
  • Perform analytical and research work and communicate findings to donors.
  • Represent GAGGA at critical donor-related meetings and gatherings, when needed.
  • As a member of the GAGGA coordination unit, support effective overall communication and collaboration across all working groups.
  • Participate in GAGGA in-person events or meetings

Qualifications

Education and Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a related field (public policy, political science, gender studies, environmental studies, climate studies or related field) or equivalent experience (minimum five years) in a professional role in one of these fields.
  • Minimum five years of experience in fundraising and project management skills in the civil society sector.
  • Minimum five years of experience working with women’s rights, feminist, environmental and climate justice activist grassroots movements from the Global South.
  • The ideal candidate will have proven experience in securing and stewarding funding from bilateral (governmental) donors, namely the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Global Affairs Canada, Irish Aid and others. Please describe this experience as concretely as possible in application materials.

Skills

  • Excellent writing and communication skills with proven experience in writing funding proposals for philanthropic as well as bilateral donors and/or developing and editing content that is compelling, easy to understand and targeting different audiences.
  • Good facilitation skills and experience working collaboratively and interacting with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Ability to self-organize and work in a structured and independent manner.
  • Strong analytical, communication and writing skills

Additional Requirements

  • Fluency in English. Fluency in Spanish is a strong asset. Knowledge of French is a plus.
  • It is expected that the working hours of the Donor Engagement Officer correspond at least partially with the UTC-6 time zone.

Job Features

Job CategoryEnvironment, Health, Human Rights, Jennifer
LocationRemote (UTC -6)
Salary$4,500 USD / month + benefits
Closing Date21 July 2024
Reports toCo-Coordinator - Advocacy and Collaborations

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All correspondence, at this stage, should be via Oxford HR. To apply for this post, click on the “Apply” button on the job advert page, complete our online application form, and submit your CV and cover letter as two different documents, which should be prepared before applying as they will be considered in the application process. The cover letter should be no more than two pages long and explain why you are interested in this post and how your skills and experience make you a good fit.

The document should be saved in PDF in the following format: Your First Name – Your Last Name – Document Name – Date (mmyy) – GAGGA e.g., Pat-Jones-CV-072024-GAGGA or Pat-Jones-CoverLetter-072024-GAGGA.

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Job Features

Job CategoryEnvironment, Health, Human Rights, Jennifer
LocationRemote (UTC -6)
Salary$4,500 USD / month + benefits
Closing Date21 July 2024
Reports toCo-Coordinator - Advocacy and Collaborations

Apply Online

A valid email address is required.
A valid phone number is required.
Jennifer Chumacero
Jennifer Chumacero

Associate Director, Latin America