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The RAIN Foundation is looking for an expert in the field of fundraising, communication and outreach with preferably several years of relevant experience in development work. The fundraising and communication expert (FCE) will be responsible for fundraising, promotion and communication within RAIN in order to increase RAINs outreach in the Netherlands and internationally. (S)he will work closely together with the RAIN team and will be ensuring the long term financial sustainability of the foundation. (S)he will actively identify and contact potential donors, in which creativity and a result oriented approach is expected, and will be responsible to the development of proposals to these donors.

Next to this, FCE will be responsible for RAINs communication strategy and plan. (S)he will be responsible for the development as well as the implementation of the communication strategy and plan, hence increasing RAINs visibility at a national and international level.

RAIN is looking for a highly motivated person to complement the RAIN team. The RAIN Programme Management Unit (PMU) consists of a small, dedicated team and working closely together as a team is essential. Open communication, a clear team spirit, resourcefulness, flexibility and solidarity with team objectives, are necessary skills. At the same time, s/he should be able to work in a result-oriented, independent way and take initiative. The FCE works under the programme manager of the RAIN programme.

The FCE should be willing and available to travel to (potential) partners and donors, trips to international conferences and seminars may also be part of the job.


The main responsibilities and tasks of the FCE

- Raise funds to ensure the financial sustainability of RAIN now and in the future, by actively identifying and contacting potential donors (from public & private sector and Dutch society) and developing proposals;

- Analyse granting possibilities within governmental, institutional and private sources in the Netherlands as well internationally;

- Fine-tune and implement RAINs fundraising strategy;

- Develop partnerships (relations) with (potential) funding partners in the Netherlands as well as internationally;

- Develop and implement RAINs communication plan and produce promotion and communication materials in order to increase RAINs visibility and outreach;

- Actively support RAIN PMU activities, like contributing to the preparation of the donor- and progress reports, team meetings, strategic issues and overall RAIN challenges.

Application deadline: Thursday 24th of December 2009

First interviews: Between 1st and 10th of January 2010

Applications with reference "RAIN FCE" should be sent to

Contact information Email:
Phone: +31 20 5818250
News type Vacancies
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Source of information Rainwater Harvesting Implementation Network
Geographical coverage Netherlands
News date 04/12/2009
Working language(s) ENGLISH