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Fundraising and Grants Officer at Blue Ventures


Fundraising and Grants Officer at Blue Ventures,

Fundraising and Grants Officer at Blue Ventures

We rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities Blue Ventures develops transformative approaches for catalysing and sustaining locally led marine conservation. We work in places where the ocean is vital to local cultures and economies, and are committed to protecting marine biodiversity in ways that benefit coastal people.

Fundraising and Grants Officer

Skills and experience

  • Postgraduate/graduate degree (or equivalent) in relevant field and/or proven experience in rural development or environmental conservation
  • Demonstrable practical experience working in community-based conservation or development in a low-income country
  • Proven experience in financial planning and control, and budget preparation and management
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to convey complex messages clearly in presentations, meetings and written form, and to connect with people of all seniority levels and cultural backgrounds
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Proven experience in grant management and writing
  • Excellent organisational skills, an ability to marshall resources, and continually improve systems and processes
  • Capacity to undertake research and development work independently as well as part of a team
  • Strong technical reporting skills, and experience of preparing project reports for funders
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office, Google Apps, and social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google plus) We would also love to see
  • Experience of the small-scale fisheries, marine conservation or rural development sectors, working with institutional partners, conservation and development sectors.
  • Competency in French
  • Experience in scientific report writing and preparation of research papers for publication

Grant Management

  • Supporting the Senior Officer in the Fundraising team with administrative tasks, including organising meetings and reviewing proposals
  • Taking ownership of the grant reporting process by collating and reviewing content for all reports and liaising with the finance team on information for reporting to funders
  • Working with the UK Grants Manager to support with institutional grant administration and grant management
  • Keeping the grant management system up to date, including being responsible for all grant documentation is stored and updated in relevant systems
  • Taking ownership of the grant lifecycle from start to finish, including at check in meetings, kick off and close out meetings
  • Working with field teams to lead content creation for, and present the relevant grant processes at, grant kick off and close out meetings
  • Being responsible for grant report deadlines, making sure they are up to date in the system, and ensuring they are promptly communicated to staff and templates are sent on time
  • Working closely with the Fundraising team to ensure clear set up of grants once they are signed
  • Managing our supporter engagement work, including managing data, gift acknowledgements and support with answering donor questions, queries and due diligence

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Blue Ventures on careers.blueventures.org to apply
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