Head of Fundraising

The job

​You are responsible for mobilizing adequate resources to help secure sustainable and diversified funding to realize KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation’s strategic goals.


About KNCV

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV) is one of the leading international non-profit organizations dedicated to fighting tuberculosis (TB) worldwide and related health problems like HIV, antimicrobial resistance, and COVID-19. We are an international center of expertise for TB elimination that stimulates effective, efficient, and sustainable tuberculosis elimination strategies in a national and international context. We are an organization of passionate professionals, including medical doctors and nurses, epidemiologists, and experts in laboratory, digital health, and stigma as well as communication and project management and finance.

Over the past century we have built a wealth of knowledge and expertise, initially by successfully driving back TB in the Netherlands, and subsequently by partnering in the fight against TB in over 40 countries worldwide. We operate from a central office in The Hague in the Netherlands and additional country offices worldwide. KNCV raises funds from individual, institutional, and corporate donors.


Key responsibilities

The Head of Fundraising reports directly to the CEO and is part of the Management Team.

  • Develop an actionable fundraising strategy based on KNCV’s strategic goals and ensure its implementation;
  • Research, identify, explore and ensure (new) sources of income with existing and new donors in and outside the Netherlands;
  • Take the lead and coordinate the proposal development process from start to finish and take responsibility for all content and inputs from various internal stakeholders and coalition partners, through submission to the point of signing a contract;
  • Ensure that effective strategies, tools, and systems are in place to identify, analyze and track donor policies, priorities and funding opportunities. Keep up to date with donor trends and latest research and advise internal stakeholders on the strategy, relevant sectorial changes/risks, trends, key donor policies and partnership opportunities;
  • Play an active role in building partnerships for fundraising;
  • Manage the Communication and private fundraising team (4 people) and ensure team members can perform at their best to achieve KNCV’s strategic goals;
  • Increase the funding portfolio with minimum 25% per year (for i.e. the first 2 years).


What you bring
  • University degree in a relevant field;
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in Resource Mobilization;
  • Hands-on strategic thinker with a do-it-youself mentality;
  • Knowledge of relevant donor networks and/or sector partners both in the Netherlands and internationally;
  • Sound knowledge of donor policies, priorities and grant making/funding cycle;
  • Demonstrated experience in securing funds from diverse donors (multilateral, bilateral, foundations, private) in the field of international health and/or international development;
  • Knowledge of and insight in private fundraising strategies, processes and instruments;
  • In-depth knowledge of global, regional and/or country funding policies and trends and/or managing grants;
  • Experience in negotiating and building partnerships/alliances;
  • Experience in managing a team;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (proficiency of Dutch will be an asset).


What we offer
  • A one-year contract with extension possibility for a full-time position (38 hours);
  • An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated;
  • A highly motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues;
  • A salary dependent upon relevant working experience;
  • KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own Employment Conditions Scheme.

Apply for the job

HVFC is responsible for the recruitment. Interested and qualified candidates are invited to send a motivation letter and resume (including salary expectations and three references) in English via this platform before 30 November 2021, midnight (Central European time).

We encourage applicants to respond as soon as possible as all applications will be processed and evaluated on a rolling basis and the position may be filled sooner than the closing date. 

Only candidates authorized to work in the Netherlands will be considered.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled.

KNCV has been fighting TB since its establishment in 1903. Over the past 117 years, the organization has acquired indispensable knowledge and experience in the field of effective TB control, resulting in pre-elimination in the Netherlands and significant contributions to global evidence generation, policy development and TB program implementation worldwide.

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