10 Jul 2017

Full-Time Development Coordinator

Women LEAD Nepal – Posted by womenleadnepalKathmandu, Central Development Region, Nepal

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Job Description

Women LEAD Nepal is a leadership and professional leadership development organization that equips young women and girls with the tools and skills they need to create change in their communities. Our vision is of a better world where women leaders co-create the future.

The Development Coordinator will work closely with the Deputy Director and a cross-cultural team to develop and deliver our fundraising strategy at a critical time of organizational growth. The Coordinator will explain and promote the importance and impact of Women LEAD’s work for a variety of audiences. S/he will fulfill an important role as Women LEAD pursues grants and other funding sources, and provide essential research to develop a grant prospecting and application strategy.


Include but are not limited to the following (with flexibility to implement other projects of value and interest):

Grant Writing and Prospecting

  • Research and identify potential donors, including corporations, INGOs, foundations and governments; collect information into a regularly updated development calendar.
  • Write and edit grant proposals (LOIs, cover letters, full grant proposals) using and improving upon existing grant templates. Ensure grants budgets align with institutional budgets and forecasts.
  • Monitor and coordinate grant administration, interim and end-of-grant reporting, and oversee compliance with approved budgets, contract terms, and legal or regulatory requirements.

Donor Management and Communication

  • Develop a strong understanding of Women LEAD programs and approach to effectively represent Women LEAD at meetings with donors.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the donor database and prospect information. Proactively manage all deadlines and ensure key dates and interactions are tracked using Salesforce.
  • Manage and generate all donor communications, including creating or improving materials needed for donor solicitations
  • Work closely with the Communications Team to run a mid-year campaign and a year-end campaign, and in the planning, implementation and evaluation of an annual integrated marketing and communications plan and calendar, for example, WLEAD’s monthly electronic newsletter.
  • Coordinate Women LEAD’s protocol for thanking donors, including donor acknowledgments across giving platforms, generating tax receipts and improving upon organizational procedures for donor stewardship.

Fundraising Development

  • Work with the Deputy Director and Board of Directors to implement the 2017 fundraising strategy and develop a strategy for 2018-2020.
  • Identify and develop successful local funding strategies and actors, including local corporate sponsorship opportunities and individuals, and build relationships with prospective institutional donors in Nepal.
  • Report on annual fundraising progress, patterns, challenges, etc.
  • Work on our Salesforce infrastructure to improve donation tracking, donor touch-points and updates and reporting mechanisms.


  • A passion for empowering young women to lead change and participate meaningfully in their country and future.
  • At least two years of development experience with proven success in meeting fundraising targets and securing institutional funding.
  • Excellent English language skills and a demonstrated ability to write and present effectively to a range of audiences.
  • Proven ability to be flexible, independently manage time, balance and prioritize simultaneous assignments and meet tight deadlines with limited supervision.
  • Exceptional editing and proofreading skills, and strong attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated with a desire to learn in a cross-cultural context and take initiative.
  • Experience in building and maintaining strong relationships with external partners. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact professionally with diverse stakeholders.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required, and advanced degree is desirable.
  • 1-2 year commitment to living and working in Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Preferred: Salesforce, Nepali language, international work experience.

How to Apply

This is a full-time position with a minimum duration of twelve months. For immediate consideration, send the following documents to team@women-lead.org. Please use “Development Coordinator - Last Name, First Name” as the subject of your email.

  • Cover letter detailing your interest in the position, highlighting relevant experiences and skills;
  • Current resume or CV;
  • Two non-academic writing samples (successful grant proposals preferred)
Only complete applications will be reviewed. The application deadline is Saturday, July 15th, but early submission is strongly encouraged, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview. Women LEAD Nepal is an equal opportunity organization—individuals from all ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, genders, and sexual orientations are encouraged to apply. Come work with us to achieve our vision of women and girls in key leadership positions alongside men!

Job Categories: Fundraising
Job Types: Full-Time

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