Senior Advisor on Strategy and Development

The Right to Protection, CF (R2P) is a charitable fund that strives for Ukraine to become a country where refugees, stateless, non-citizens and displaced persons enjoy dignity and protection.

Senior Advisor on Strategy and Development will report to the President, and work in close cooperation with the programming, communication, and advocacy units and with support from the finance/administration unit.

  • Identify current and upcoming funding gaps in coordination with the programs.
  • Based on needs and opportunity areas identified in coordination with the programs, create fundraising strategy to broaden and diversify current funding streams.
  • Monitor and analyze calls for proposals and identify additional sources of funding based on needs and opportunity.
  • Lead project design and proposal development process in cooperation with the programs, and support from the finance/administration unit.
  • Draft concept notes, work plans, logframes, stakeholder maps, and talking points in cooperation with programming and advocacy units. 
  • Ensure launch of new projects in close cooperation with the Deputy Director.
  • Serve as donor point of contact.
  • Map external stakeholders, including donors, embassies, think tanks, political bodies, media, EU organs, UN agencies, and coordination groups for funding, partnership, coordination, and influence opportunities.
  • Expand stakeholder awareness of R2P and influence within these communities through promotion of key messaging, targeted briefings, and other informational provision. Messaging and informational products will be coordinated with programming and advocacy.
  • Constantly keep abreast of changes in stakeholders and update stakeholder map accordingly.
  • Build team capacity in best practices of project design, grant writing, and external relations.
  • Provide secondary and backstop support with reporting, oversight, monitoring systems, AAP, public information and other functions.
  • Undertake additional work, special tasks and research upon request of the President.
  • Produce high quality and timely reports in line with R2P guidelines and donors requirements within agreed deadlines;
  • Comply with all relevant R2P policies and procedures, particularly with respect to child protection, sexual and gender-based violence victims protection, and the code of conduct.
  • University degree in Development Studies, Economy or Socio-Economic Development, Business Administration, Law, or another related field.
  • Demonstrated expertise in fundraising with international donors and grant writing.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Strong interest in human rights.
  • Ability to undertake business trips.
  • Knowledge of Ukrainian or/and Russian language is preferred. Fluency in English is required.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills, including cross-cultural communicative skills and discretion when addressing client issues.

R2P will offer the successful applicant:

  • A contract till December 31, 2021, renewable dependent on funding and performance;
  • Opportunity to work with one of the strongest Ukrainian human rights and humanitarian NGOs;
  • Mentorship;
  • Fun and energetic team;
  • Respect for work/life balance.

Send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the title 'Senior Advisor'. Responses will be sent only to those individuals who were selected for interview. No phone calls, please.

25 July 2021. If an appropriate candidate is identified, R2P reserves the right to recruit ahead of this deadline.