Fundraising and Communications Co-ordinator

£27,000 - £35,000 (depending on experience)
Closing date
31 Jan 2022

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Fundraising and Communications Co-ordinator
Flexible (with travel to Oxford)

Closing date: 31st January 2022

The International Network for Advancing Science and Policy (INASP) is a highly experienced capacity development organisation. Based in Oxford, UK, we work with a global network of partners to strengthen research and knowledge systems for development. We have almost 30 years’ experience working with universities, research institutes, national science academies, think tanks, civil society organisations, government agencies and parliaments, across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Since our inception in 1992, INASP has designed and delivered hundreds of effective interventions to strengthen capacity and make knowledge systems more equitable in over 25 countries. We focus on research capacity and communications, especially for early career researchers, teaching and learning in higher education, and gender equity, all focusing on research and knowledge systems in the Global South.

The Role

This is an exciting time for fundraising and communication in the international development sector. The whole landscape of operational agencies and funders is changing fast. We are looking for an experienced and innovative Fundraising and Communications Co-ordinator to support and improve our existing fundraising and communication activities, and to help us to develop new ones fit for the new era. The Fundraising and Communication Co-ordinator will report to the Partnerships and Business Development Manager but will also work with the Executive Director and other staff across the organisation to deepen our knowledge of funders and investors, to identify and pursue opportunities, and to produce the communication materials necessary to support this and maintain INASPs visibility.

Key Responsibilities

As a Fundraising and Communications Co-ordinator, you will be responsible for:

- Maintaining and developing our Microsoft Dynamics CRM for funders, partners, associates and opportunity pipeline, and Microsoft SharePoint knowledge base on funders, opportunities and proposals
- Leading on opportunity prospecting, maintaining and developing the list of relevant funders and funding databases identifying those which might be worth pursuing and then supporting the development of proposals
- Supporting campaigns including sending mailings, managing and dealing with queries and triaging responses leading to new business and engaging with supporters
- Working with the programme team to help develop and format specific communication products to support business development and fundraising activities
- Working with the ED, Director of Programmes and other staff to help develop and format other organisation-wide communication products, e.g. general information pages on the website, external newsletters and the annual review and social media

We are looking for candidates who are/have:

- An undergraduate degree and significant experience supporting business development in small and/or medium sized organisations, in particular supporting fundraising from institutional funders and/or trusts and foundations
- Experience of analysing funder strategic priorities and requirements, identifying potential funders for a range of possible programme areas and summarising for guidance purposes
- Experience of supporting the production of proposals and supporting online donations and marketing campaigns
- Excellent organisational and administrative skills and experience of maintaining and using a CRM system


Salary: £27,000 - £35,000 (depending on experience)
Term: Full-time and permanent
Location: Flexible with periodic travel to Oxford

Please note, you must be eligible to live and work in the United Kingdom in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. We cannot sponsor anyone who does not already have this right and in order to be considered for this post, you will need to provide proof of your right to work in the UK. If in doubt of your status, see the UK Government’s website for clarification.

How to apply:

To apply, please select the apply button shown. Applications should include:

- A full CV
- A personal statement of no more than 2 sides of A4 outlining how you meet the essential and/or desirable criteria in the job description and what you would bring to the role
- Details of your right to work in the UK: either a) UK/EEA/Swiss citizen (except Croatian nationals who require ARC documentation); or b) details of work permit/visa

Successful candidates selected for interview will be notified and sent interview details including preparation requirements.

Please note, we reserve the right to close applications early if a large number of applications are received.

We will not accept applications through agencies.

Data Protection

As part of your application to work for INASP, you will share some personal information with us, like your name, address, telephone number and email address. We will only use that information to process your application and to monitor recruitment statistics. We will not share it with any third parties without your permission.

Personal information about unsuccessful candidates will be held securely for 6 months after the recruitment exercise has been completed, it will then be destroyed or deleted. We retain de-personalized statistical information about applicants to help inform our recruitment activities, but no individuals are identifiable from that data.

If you are subsequently employed by INASP, we will compile a file relating to your employment. The information contained in it will be kept secure and will only be used for purposes directly relevant to your employment. Once your employment with INASP has ended we will retain your file for 6 years in accordance with our retention schedule and then delete it.

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We are an international development organization with nearly 30 years’ experience of working with a global network of partners in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

We believe that contributing to stronger and more equitable ecosystems will enable and empower knowledge producers and users to address the key development challenges and improve lives. 

To realize this potential, we work in partnership to strengthen the capacity of individuals and institutions to produce, share and use research and knowledge, in support of national development.

To fight hunger, climate change, disease, inequality and other global challenges, research and evidence is  vital. Knowledge and evidence enable solutions that address global challenges and transform lives.

But we see voices that are not heard, talent that is wasted and research which is not used. Inequities within and between research and knowledge systems prevent the full potential of talent from being brought to bear on local and global challenges.

Researchers and decision makers in developing countries encounter fundamental barriers to producing, communicating and using research and evidence. 

To realise our vision to put research and knowledge at the heart of development, we need to see a system in which these missing voices are heard. With our partners, INASP is working towards a research and knowledge system that includes every voice and fosters every talent.

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