Job Vacancy: Development Officer (full-time position)

Sawa is a non-profit organization working to combat all types of violence, abuse and neglect against women and children in Palestine. Sawa is looking to recruit a Development Officer to assume fundraising and reporting responsibilities. This role includes fundraising, proposal writing, reporting and donor relations management.

Job Description
(A) Fundraising and Proposal Writing:

-Raise funds for the activities of the organization
-Compile and maintain a database of international and local donors
-Monitor donor websites and research donor organizations
-Identify new funding opportunities
-Contact new prospective donors and build working relationships with them
-Work closely with management and program staff to plan project funding applications
-Write concept notes, project ideas and project proposals
-Manage donor communications across the fundraising cycle, from project conception to award

(B) Grant Reporting:

-Write compelling and descriptive narrative reports for existing donors
-Liaise with finance department to ensure the timely submission of financial reports
-Collect data for report writing from management and program staff
-Maintain relationships with existing donors and respond to their requests for information
-Update donors regularly on Sawa’s work and progress in grants’ implementation

(C) Development Research:

-Undertake independent research in finding alternative resources for long-term funding
-Work closely with senior management to develop income-generating work-streams for the organization
-Write promotional material to help promote Sawa
-Provide drafting and editing support to the compilation of specialized reports
-Support and contribute to the organization’s planning processes

Required Qualifications
The ideal candidate will typically have the following skills/experience:

-Bachelor’s degree (Major in English, Communications, Journalism, international studies and/or Marketing preferred)
-At least 2 years’ experience in proposal and report writing, preferably in an NGO context
-Solid understanding of standard proposal/report writing methods in the non-profit sector
-Native English (writing, speaking, reading), fluent Arabic
-Exceptional writing and editing skills in English
-Excellent organizational and planning skills, with proven skills in multi-tasking to meet multiple deadlines
-Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
-Detail-orientated with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment - a genuine team player
-Strong interpersonal skills

Application Process

Individuals with a passion for writing and social change are encouraged to apply. If you are interested in this position and hold the required qualifications, please send your resume and cover letter by e-mail to

no later than February 25, 2017.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

المسمى الوظيفي Development Officer
أعلنت بواسطة مؤسسة سوا
الوظيفة Development Officer
تاريخ البدء
رقم الفاكس
رقم الهاتف
البريد الالكتروني
المكان رام الله
اخر موعد لإستقبال الطلبات 2017-Feb-25
المستوى المهني متوسط الخبرة
المكان رام الله
نوع الوظيفة دوام كامل
التصنيف صحافة واعلام