Θέση εργασίας: programme funding officer

Δημοσιεύτηκε στις 11 March 2024

Are you a motivated, creative, and committed individual who believes in making a meaningful impact? Do you have the ability to inspire others to contribute to a common cause? Join our team as Programme Funding Officer and play a key role in securing the resources we need to secure a sustainable future for all.  

About us 

WWF Greece is an independent national organization belonging to the WWF global network, which spans over 100 countries. Our mission is to conserve biodiversity and secure climate security towards a future where humans and nature live in harmony. Our work covers a wide spectrum of interventions, from fieldwork to advocacy, and from education and citizen mobilization to business partnerships. We are a growing group of passionate and committed individuals who act with courage, respect, integrity, and collaboration. WWF Greece is an active citizen of the WWF network, actively participating in regional and international processes and initiatives.

Role profile 

The Programme Funding Officer joins an enthousiastic team of fundraising professionals that work to secure the viability and development of WWF Greece programme.  

The role contributes to the successful development and negotiation of project proposals, as well as stewarding relationships with funding partners. The core scope of the role is to contribute to building relationships of trust within the funding community and establishing impactful, lasting partnerships.

As part of the WWF Greece Development team, the role also contributes to overall design and monitoring of the organization’s funding and development plans, as well as the development and testing of new fundraising approaches and methodologies.

This role is an excellent fit for someone passionate about fundraising, possessing excellent communication and representation skills, and driven for success.

Key responsibilities 

Responsibilities of the role focus on:

  • Systematic monitoring of developments in the national and international funding ecosystem and participation/representation in relevant fora, conferences, meetings, etc.
  • Working with WWF International and other members of our global network to assure upholding of international fundraising policies and practices and the alignment of our funding needs to international trends and funders’ strategies.
  • Supporting the process of developing, advocating and negotiating funding proposals directed to foundations, corporations, the WWF network and others.
  • Stewarding of funding partnerships, including the maintenance of communication flows, the fulfillment of reporting and accountability requirements and the observance of marketing and communication agreements. 
  • Acting as the focal point for the exploration of new corporate partnerships   

What we are looking for 

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • At least 8 years of work experience with proven involvement in fundraising, partnerships coordination, sales or marketing. 
  • Degree or post graduate diploma on subjects related to WWF work is a plus. 

Required Skills and Competencies 

  • Excellent communication skills, with fluency (spoken and written) in both Greek and English. 
  • Strong analytical, synthetic and numeric skills
  • Awareness and adaptability to variable conditions and settings and good public presence. 
  • Organizational (esp. lateral leadership) and project management skills.  
  • Ability to perform effectively under flexible and agile conditions. 
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and pursue synergies with a wide network of partners and stakeholders. 
  • Active listening, self-motivation, detail-orientation, comfortable in working both independently and within a team 
  • IT literacy

Additional Skills

  • Communication skills in other languages, esp. in French, are a plus.
  • Knowledge of environmental and conservation issues is a plus. 
  • Exposure to civil society is a plus 

Role specifics 

The Programme Funding Officer is a member of the Development team, directly reporting to the Head of Development.    

The role requires close collaboration with other roles and teams, internally and within the international network, and is expected to deliver in a flexible and agile manner.

This is a full-time position based in Athens (one-year contract with possibility of renewal as open-ended after the first year’s evaluation). It requires some level of travelling in Greece and abroad. 

What we offer 

  • Competitive compensation
  • Pleasant and stimulating working environment 
  • Continuous training and mentoring  
  • Professional development in an international setting
  • Possibility of a hybrid working model 
  • Private health insurance
  • Monthly Ticket Restaurant vouchers  

How to apply 

If you have the ideas, energy, and skills to help us tackle some of Greece’s biggest environmental challenges, we would like to hear from you. Please send a CV together with a cover letter in English (PDF format) highlighting what makes you a good fit for us at hr@wwf.gr

Application closing date: 26/3/2024 

Applications will be treated confidentially and only candidates who will be contacted for an interview will be informed of the outcome of the process. 

WWF is an equal opportunity employer, committed to having a diverse workforce. 

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