Fundraising Specialist

Application Deadline: 28 January 2020

Role Brief

WaterAid Bangladesh, an international not-for-profit organisation, determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation is looking for a dynamic, passionate and self-driven individual to fill in the position of Fundraising Specialist for its country office in Bangladesh.

This is an important position representing fundraising commitment of the organisation. The position is to contribute to organization’s overall goal and in the implementation of its strategic plan through fundraising and related activities including opportunity tracking, proposal writing, donor reporting and updating internal system related to restricted income. The position is expected to coordinate with programme department for writing concepts and proposals; with Finance to update financial data in the system; and with M&E to collect progress data for reporting. The position is also responsible to maintain necessary documents – both electronic and hard copies of each individual donor fund. The position is based in Dhaka with some demand for field visits across the country.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Track potential funding opportunities and collect donor and opportunity related information in advance for preparation and making bid/no bid decision.

  • Lead/contribute in the preparation of concept notes and project proposals for both competitive and unsolicited opportunities

  • Register new opportunity, follow up approval and update grants data in Restricted Income System (RIS) as maintained by WaterAid globally.

  • Maintain important grants related documents such as proposal, contract document, approval evidence etc in RIS as well as in paper.

  • Remind/lead preparation of narrative donor reports and follow up with programme and finance team for managing submission within deadline.

  • Undertake field visit to monitor implementation progress, quality and compliance in order to remain update on the utilization of grants and help variance reporting.

  • Coordinate as per need with grant focal (opportunity owner) in UK, and other WaterAid member country depending on the grant origin.

  • Support WAB’s engagement in consortium application for competitive grants, specially from UN, DFID, USAID, EC and any other institutional donors.

  • Support organization to ensure donor compliances

Requisite qualifications and experience

Requisite qualifications and experience

Education: Master’s degree in Social Science, Development Studies, Business Administration, Economics or any other relevant discipline. Advanced degree from recognised overseas institution/University would be an advantage. 

Experience: Minimum 05 (five) years of professional experience with reputed NGO/INGO or research organisation. Proven records in fund raising is essential. Experience of fundraising in WASH sector would be an advantage.

Knowledge: Knowledge on fundraising culture and competition in Bangladesh and elsewhere, and familiarity with online database systems is essential. Understanding of the issues related to water, sanitation and hygiene is desirable.

Skills: The person should be able to represent WaterAid at external forum with good presentation and communication skills. Functional skills are required on most of the common Microsoft programmes. Good command on English language and excellent writing skills is essential.

Personal competencies: The person should have good leadership qualities with problem solving attitude; should be able to draw confidence and support from other teams and colleagues. Must be pro-active with good interpersonal skills and capacity to understand and work with other colleagues and teams. S/he must be gender sensitive, possess personal integrity, flexible attitude, sense of respect for other colleagues; be able to work with minimum supervision under pressure to meet deadlines.

Work Description

Reportable to: Director-Fundraising and Learning

Work station: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Working hours: Full time (05 days in a week with minimum 37.5 hours per week)

Salary & benefits: Attractive salary package with admissible benefits that include provident fund, gratuity, festival bonus, life insurance, hospitalization insurance scheme for spouse and children, cell phone allowances etc

Apply Instruction

If you are passionate to make a difference, courageous to improve lives of the poor, confident to meet organisation’s expectations and fulfill the above mentioned requirements, please apply to: “The Head of Human Resource, WaterAid Bangladesh, House 97/B, Road 25, Block A, Banani, Dhaka 1213” with the following paper works:

  • A supporting statement of no more than one page with a summary of why you are most fit for the position and what in particular you would bring to this position

  • CV with recent photograph

  • The names, positions and contact details of at least two referees, including your current or most recent employer and the HR lead

  • Current and Expected salary

Application Deadline: 28 January 2020


Please mention (exactly) the name of the position applied for at top of the envelope

Women are especially encouraged to apply


Candidates will have to be ready to go through an extensive selection process.

Any lobbying will be considered as disqualification

WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf,  is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct.