Founded in 2000, CREA is a feminist human rights organization based in New Delhi, India. CREA works at community, national, regional, and global levels and is one of the few international feminist organizations based in the global South. CREA focuses on building feminist leadership, strengthening movements, expanding sexual and reproductive freedoms, promoting rights-based approaches to reducing gender-based violence, and advancing the human rights of ‘structurally excluded’ people.
What does life in CREA Mean?
We like to think of ourselves as a fearless, interrogative, colourful, edgy, sexy flock of birds flying freely to explore, to imagine and to build freedoms together. If you are ready to challenge the system when needed, you could be one of us. If you ask questions, are curious, and have a hunger for learning, you will thrive at CREA. Constant learning, sharing of knowledge, is an expectation that team members have from CREA, and CREA from its team members. It demands our people to be connected, innovative, agile and quick to change. When you walk into CREA, you need to be prepared for a workplace that is of high quality, is creative, edgy, and dynamic.
Overview and Role
CREA has experienced significant growth. The number of programs, donors, grants has increased significantly in the last two years. There is a new strategy in place that envisions larger impact. This will mean the need for funds will be even higher. The Resource Development (RD) Team is also working on a mobilization strategy to support the organization’s strategic plan.
The RD team is currently being expanded. CREA had also advanced towards a ‘talent primary-location secondary’ model. It is not necessary for the position to be based from Delhi. It is expected that every member in the RD team will be able to manage significant responsibilities and can work without the need for significant supervision. This position will report to the Manager, Resource Development.
Resource Development Strategy
- Support Resource Development Manager with the selection and organization of content for different aspects of the resource mobilization strategy.
- Research on prospective donors as per the table of needs of the organization.
- Manage donor specific information/resource material, and strategic donor focused dissemination, as required.
- Curate donor oriented communication materials such as topic specific briefs and powerpoint.
- Support in rolling out the donor communication strategy, especially with newsletters.
- Support in individual fundraising campaigns, as needed.
Analyze calls for proposals and share key information with the RD team
- Provide writing support for proposals and concept notes for new funding opportunities or renewals, as required.
- Coordinate with the Program and Finance Team for proposal writing and other requirements of grant applications.
- Create standard templates for proposals and concept notes.
- Support collecting necessary information and documents for grant applications.
- Support drafting donor reports, as required.
- Coordinate with the Programs and Finance team for report writing and other deliverables.
- Build a database of donor follow ups and common materials for proposals and reports.
- Keep track of grant installments and share regular updates with the team.
- Regularly review the contracts of the existing grants to ensure all the requirements are being met in a timely and appropriate manner.
Documentation and Record Keeping
- Ensure proper documentation of RD related materials in DonorPerfect.
RD Unit Operations
- Regularly update RD workplan and calendar.
- Support in hosting and documenting annual RD retreat.
- Support completion of the Gantt chart for the unit operations, as required.
- Contribute to other resource development functions as assigned.
Other Support Functions
- Regularly coordinate and communicate with other teams at CREA (Program, Finance, MEL, Communications) to keep track of ongoing organizational activities.
- Attend all organizational meetings or events; and provide support in organizational activities, as needed.
- Represent CREA’s work at meetings, forums and conferences at the national, regional and global levels.
Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes Desired
An ideal candidate should:
- Be a post-graduate in the field of social science/human rights/international development.
- Have experience in resource development and/or external communications; preference will be given to applicants with solid fundraising experience.
- Have an understanding of issues relating to women’s rights and the sexual and reproductive rights of all people, and a commitment to advancing these rights.
- Be an excellent writer in English and communicate well with both internal and external audiences.
- Is personally very organized
- Uses systems and processes and good interpersonal skills for follow ups.
- Is personally driven and can operate with minimal supervision.
- Is detail oriented and meticulous.
CREA promotes pluralism and equal opportunity, and is committed to diversity in its staffing and to the maintenance of an environment free of discriminatory employment practices. CREA’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals. No individual shall be discriminated against because of his or her actual or perceived age, caste, class, disability, marital status, religion, or sexual orientation. Compensation will be based on experience and internal equity. A generous benefit package is included.
Interested candidates who meet the required educational and experience requirements should send their CV along with a cover letter, current and expected salary to email@example.com by 20 June 2021. Please include in the subject line the name of the position you are applying for. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
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