- 10+ years ‘experience in the development sector, a number of which demonstrates a continued progress of business development
- Knowledge and understanding of European Institutions and European donors funding mechanisms and priorities
- Solid experience in representation and excellent communications skills
- Evidence of devising and implementing resource mobilisation strategies
- Willingness to travel, sometimes at short notice, to GOAL’s operational locations
The key responsibilities of the role will be:
- Lead representation as part of GOAL’s engagement strategy with EU.
- Lead strategy development and implementation of relationships and funding opportunities with German, Dutch, Swedish and Nordic institutions and other global donors.
- Monitor at a high level achievement of programme objectives on high value or key strategic grants supported by specific partners, in coordination with internal stakeholders
- Support the identification of, and analyse, new business opportunities and proactively network with the NGO and donor community, seeking innovative partnerships
Established in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian agency, with a team of 2,400 personnel, dedicated to alleviating the needs of the most vulnerable communities. Currently operating in 13 of the world’s most vulnerable countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster situations, to focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater resilience and sustainable livelihoods.
GOAL has an annual budget of an estimated €100 million and is supported by a range of donors including the Governments of Ireland, UK, USA, the European Union, individuals, trusts and foundations. GOAL values the power of partnership and works with local and international partners to achieve its mission.
Our package includes a competitive salary, 22 days annual leave and the possibility to join our Health care scheme. Additional benefits are available after 12 months of service. Candidates must be entitled to work in Ireland at the time of application.
GOAL has a Staff Code of Conduct and a Child Protection Policy, which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants and children from exploitation. GOAL also has a confidentiality policy ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of GOAL, acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organisation without authority, except in the normal execution of duty. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to these policies any job offer made is also subject to police clearance. GOAL is an equal opportunities employer.
This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document. Any published closing dates are estimated. Due to the nature of GOAL’s work we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.