SayPro Development Lead

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SayPro Development Lead



Are you looking for more than just another fundraising job? Would you like the opportunity to expand donor understanding of possibly the biggest human rights issue they’ve never heard of? To directly support stateless activists and grassroots groups to strengthen their fundraising and development skills? To help the only global human rights NGO working on the right to nationality, to strengthen and diversify its funding? To support the work of a growing global movement on statelessness? If you are looking for a position that will challenge, stretch and inspire in equal measure, and if you feel you have the requisite attitude, skills and experience to offer, this may be the perfect job for you!

The Development Lead is a new position, created to design, plan and implement ISI and its civil society partners’ ambition to improve resourcing for the field of statelessness by: strengthening ISI’s donor engagement, fundraising, monitoring and evaluation processes; supporting the fundraising efforts of a growing global movement on statelessness and helping partners by strengthening their fundraising capacity; and educating and engaging donors to prioritise accessible funding for grassroots stateless-led and community-based organisations.

The Development Lead will support ISI colleagues, as well as partners worldwide, with organisational, programmatic and project fundraising efforts. As statelessness is still an emerging issue within the donor landscape, the Development Lead is expected to apply creative, lateral thinking to this process. Additionally, the Development Lead will work with the ISI team to manage its donor portfolio and develop, maintain and support its monitoring and evaluation processes.

For further details about the position, person qualifications, application procedure and recruitment timeline, please DOWNLOAD THE FULL JOB ADVERTISEMENT PACKAGE.

This is a full-time post, starting on a one year fixed-term contract with the intention to become a permanent position in the future. Please note that applicants must have the right to reside and work in the UK or Netherlands (ISI is unfortunately not in a position to sponsor people for work visas).

How to apply

To apply, please submit your FULL APPLICATION to

The FULL APPLICATIONshould include:

  • Completed application form (DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM HERE)
  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Writing sample of around 1000 words