Funding & partnership development coordinator

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The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) provides forward-thinking and innovative solutions for policymakers and organizations concerned with international affairs, peace and security in today’s complex, globalized world. We are leaders in delivering executive education in global peace and security policy. More than 800 participants, from over 120 nations, from the public, non-profit and private sectors attend our courses every year.  We are an international foundation with 52 member states from across the globe located in the state-of-the-art Maison de la paix at the heart of international Geneva. We are also recognised as a cutting-edge, dynamic and impactful platform that facilitates dialogue and exchange in support of peace, security and international cooperation (

At GCSP we pride ourselves on our multinational team of experts as well as an ever-growing alumni community of over 6000 international professionals with global influence.

The GCSP-CCL Leadership Alliance is an innovative partnership that following a successful 2-year start-up phase is looking to increase and scale its activities. In order to increase our partnership and financial capacity to scale our programmes in order to reach larger audiences both in Geneva and overseas, the Alliance is seeking a new

Funding & partnership development coordinator

100% - Permanent basis


to lead on generating new funding partnerships and engage with clients and beneficiaries. The incumbent  will be in charge of the following responsibilities:

Develop relations with targeted funding partners; research and identify relevant funding opportunities and requests for proposals (RFP’s) and lead on responses that result in achieving fundraising targets

  • Increase event participation through innovative face to face and online promotional activities and campaigns
  • Lead on substantive community engagement activities that add value to our participant network of 1000+
  • Draft, prepare and edit internal and external communications, including but not limited to presentations, reports, articles, papers, and proposals
  • Maintain and expand a business development dashboard to track and pursue new opportunities
  • Contribute to the development of new initiatives and projects and coordinate their successful implementation
  • Present the background, mission, goals, principles and methods of the Leadership Alliance to external groups

You will have the following skills and competencies:

  • Minimum 4-5 years of relevant professional experience and a track record of success in generating growth through fundraising,
  • Experience in using social media and online communication to increase awareness that leads to tangible growth  opportunities,
  • Strong and agile prioritisation and reliable follow-through and delivery,
  • Excellent public engagement/presentation (virtual, small group, up to 30 people) skills and able to engage with participants, clients and beneficiaries,
  • Motivated at being part of a small collaborative team with an entrepreneurial mind-set,
  • Excellent verbal and written English (French and/or German an asset),
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field,
  • The desire and courage to stretch, grow and be a driving force in the continued growth of an innovative partnership,
  • Proficiency in Windows environment,
  • Swiss national or holder of a valid work permit.

If you recognise yourself in this challenge, we are eager to receive your full application file via on until 25 September 2017.

The successful candidate will be expected to take up the position on 1 November 2017 or upon agreement.

The GCSP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages applications of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.