How to apply
IRC maintains a growing portfolio of Gulf-based partners, primarily in UAE, KSA, Qatar and Kuwait in support of its global programmatic work. To explore a wider range of opportunities, as well as to improve its current partnerships management, the Organization seeks to employee a top-tier professional to lead its engagement with the private-sector in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.
The selected candidate will be tasked with both upholding IRC’s existing portfolio as well as crafting, devising and executing in-country as well as regional strategies to cultivate, solicit, and steward donors and prospects with the capacity to give 5 and 6+ figure leadership gifts (corporates, foundations, High-Net-Worth Individuals). The Director will work closely with colleagues in the region as well as globally as well as IRC senior staff and its leadership.
Reporting to the Vice President, International Development, the Director, Foundation MENA, serves a critical role in helping to develop and implement IRC’s Gulf Strategy. S/he will be expected to understand the needs and performance of donors and prospects, communicate and collaborate superbly with colleagues, business partners and supporters, think strategically, make recommendations, offer creative solutions and manage systems to continually grow and improve the IRC’s donor relationships and driving the organization’s strategy in the GCC region for engagement with the private sector.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree or higher
Work Experience: 8 years of progressive non-profit fundraising experience and demonstrated expertise in leadership gifts fundraising.
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
MUST include explanation of your interest in your cover letter.
Language Skills:English-mandatory; Arabic an asset.
Certificates or Licenses: Driver’s License.
Working Environment:Regional travel would be required, with occasional international travel to NY and/or other field locations as needed.