Fundraising Officer at TRIAL (Track Impunity Always)

Bosnia, Sarajevo

Fundraising Officer


Bosnian, English

July 31, 2015

The Fundraising Officer is expected to work on: developing the organization, drafting project proposals, identifying potential donors, establishing and maintaining links and communicating with donors, the local team and the team in Geneva, primarily the fundraising team, the Director etc. She/he would be responsible for raising funds and contributing to the financial sustainability of the organization, as well as, for contributing to monitoring and evaluation of the work of the organization with the aim to suggest the improvements.

Description of duties:
- drafts project proposals for donors, including project descriptions and budgets;
- drafts annual work plans for the organization and evaluates the expenses of the association’s work on an
annual level;
- drafts and reviews reports on implemented activities of the association for donors, media and other actors;
- assists in monitoring the implementation of projects notably through financial and activity reports;
- liaises and cooperates with donors, stakeholders, civil society organizations, survivors’ groups, Government institutions, international agencies, media, universities etc. nationally and globally
- actively seeks and identifies new funding opportunities;
- improves and implements monitoring and evaluation research methods;
- collects all relevant qualitative and quantitative data to support the activities implemented by TRIAL;
- contributes to promotional activities of the association;
- presents the work of the association to different actors, on different levels and at events organised within and possibly outside the country;
- carries out other assignments and work upon the instruction of the Human Rights Coordinator and the Director in consultation with the rest of the team;

Requirements, Qualifications and Work Experience
Education: Bachelor Degree in Economics, or Social Sciences
Work experience: A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in fundraising (preferably in NGOs), funding partner stewardship, drafting reports for donors and other actors, excellent drafting, presentation and communication skills
Languages: One of the official languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina mother tongue; Fluency in oral and written English
Other: Knowledge of the mandates and procedures of international bodies for the protection of human right, as well as knowledge of topics related to wartime victims in BiH, excellence in use of computers and social networks (Facebook and Twitter)

Application process
If you are interested, apply immediately by emailing in a single submission: a letter of motivation, your resume, names or letters of two references, and two writing samples of fundraising proposals written in past, no later than July 31, 2015 to:
Only complete applications will be reviewed.
It is preferred that all materials be submitted via email. If emailing is not possible, send materials (please do not split a submission between email and regular post) to:
TRIAL (Track Impunity Always)
Čobanija 19, 71 000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Application deadline: 31 July2015

Background information
TRIAL (Track Impunity Always) is a locally registered non-profit organisation in BiH with a mandate to fight against impunity for international crimes (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture and enforced disappearances). The main objective of TRIAL is to put the law at the service of victims of international crimes.
Through a combination of litigation, advocacy, awareness-raising, and research activities TRIAL:
- fights against impunity of perpetrators, accomplices and instigators of the most serious international crimes;
- defends victims’ interests before domestic courts and international human rights mechanisms;
- raises awareness among the authorities and the general public regarding the necessity for an efficient national and international justice system to prosecute the most serious crimes.
TRIAL is active in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) since 2007 to improve the situation of victims of international crimes through the implementation of several programs of legal assistance to victims of war both at the local and international level. These programs includes not only free legal assistance to victims but also advocacy, outreach, public events, capacity building of local associations, legal information workshops designed specifically for victims of international crimes, and research. To date, TRIAL represented more than 230 victims from BiH by filing over 80 proceedings before international bodies (European Court of Human Rights and the UN Human Rights Committee) and national bodies and contributed to the submission of 50 cases to the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.