Australian Fundraising Consultant

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Organization: Conciliation Resources
Closing date: 7 Oct 2022
  • Position Title: Australian Fundraising Consultant
  • Location: Worldwide (Will need to be available for meetings in AEST/AEDT time zone)
  • Total days: Up to 15 days
  • Reporting to: The Southeast Asia and the Pacific Program Support Officer (with strategic guidance from leadership team)

Presently, the majority of the organisation’s funding comes from restricted grants and some contracts, from mainly Australian, New Zealand and European governments. Conciliation Resources Australia secures 16% of grant funds as core unrestricted income and has less than 1% of income coming from other sources.

As part of our Funding Diversification Strategy and as we are new to the Australian fundraising environment, Conciliation Resources Australia is looking to expand into new areas of income generation. In particular we aim to increase our sources of flexible, unrestricted income, as well as, uncover new sources of restricted income.

We are therefore seeking a Consultant with knowledge of the Australian philanthropic sector (foundations, corporates and individuals) to undertake a scoping exercise on the organisation’s behalf.

The Consultant should have a good understanding of the Australia not-for-profit funding landscape in relation to international organisations, with experience of income generation from philanthropic sources in Australia, as well as, a network of existing contacts.

The Consultant will be responsible for assessing the viability and likelihood of Conciliation Resources Australia being able to build a strategy to secure significant funding from Australian-based sources. They will provide recommendations and some initial introductions for Conciliation Resources Australia to take forward.

Person Specification

We are seeking a consultant with:

  • Extensive experience of generating income from Australian philanthropic sources for international not-for-profit organisations
  • Excellent understanding of how the Australian philanthropic sector (including corporates and foundations) operates
  • Networks and contracts in the Australian philanthropic space
  • Knowledge of international peacebuilding (desirable) and/or aid/development sectors
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and networking skills
  • Experience of providing strategic advice to senior stakeholders

The Consultant will report to South East Asia and the Pacific Program Support Officer with support provided by the SEAP Operations Director and other Senior Management Team members.

The Consultant will be expected to be self-motivated and able to work independently, they will be provided with a general induction to the work, relevant background documents and links to the relevant entities and/or individuals across the wider organisation and outside it.


How to apply

Interested candidates who meet the above specifications are expected to outline:

  • An updated CV (with reference) (max 3 pages)
  • A Cover Letter outlining the Consultant’s suitability in line with the person specification (max 1 page)
  • A detailed workplan for completion of the scope of work and deliverables, including estimated time period (max 2 pages)
  • A financial proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs for hourly/daily fee and any additional expenses

Applications are to be submitted to aurecruitment@c-r.org on or before 7th October 2022 (17:00 AEST). The subject of the application or email should read ‘Australian Fundraising Consultant‘.

Only email application will be accepted. In-complete applications will not be considered and only successful candidates will be contacted. Click here to see detailed Terms of Reference.

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