Central London, Greater London
£42,500 - £50,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Women for Women International – Global Programmes Unit

Head of Global Philanthropic Partnerships

Women for Women International (WfWI) is an international NGO that helps women survivors of war to rebuild their lives. We believe that with access to rights, education and resources, women can lead change towards peaceful and stable societies. Since establishment in 1993, WfWI has worked with over 500,000 women in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Sudan. The UK office was established in 2006, and has steadily grown its programme funding from grants from various sources, including governments, trusts and foundations, companies, and individuals. 

We are seeking to appoint a Head of Global Philanthropic Partnerships to support the Global Business Development team in our busy and dynamic organisation.

Women for Women International has the ambition to significantly increase grant funding to support programming that has proven to be transformative for marginalized women survivors of war in fragile and conflict affected countries. The Head/Director, Global Philanthropic Partnerships will be one of the senior members of the Global Business Development team, managing and executing on our global business development strategies related to donor and prospect relationship building and cultivation. This person will be a key member of a 11 person global business development team and directly line manage a Manager for Global Government Relations and a Manager of Global Corporate and Foundation Relations and jointly manage the Nigeria Business Development Coordinator with the Country Director of Nigeria. The Global Business Development team sits within the Global Programs Unit, which also includes sub-teams focused on program design, monitoring and evaluation, country office support, and grants management. This position will work and coordinate especially closely with the grants management team to ensure proper stewardship of current donors, including that they are primed well for renewal asks.

Reporting to: Director, Global Business Development

Proposed Start date: ASAP

Location: Flexible wherever we have an existing WfWI office, including London, UK

Working Pattern:  Full time, 35 hours per week


Application Process: Please visit the careers page on our website for detials 





Extensive knowledge in fundraising, preferably across at least two funding channels (i.e., foundations, corporate partnerships, or government) for an international NGO.

Outstanding achievements in fundraising with evidence of personal engagement and leadership of successful, large, and complex proposals and pitches.

Adopts a growth mindset and has demonstrated experience in relationship-based fundraising strategies.

Ability to working cross-departmental, cross-country contexts with a proven record of building, managing and working with virtual teams

Current and strategic understanding of global humanitarian, development and gender funding environment and future trends.

Excellent spoken and written English to include research, writing, and communication skills.

Commitment to and respect for Women for Women International’s mission and values

Computer skills including working with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Email.

Experience with Salesforce preferred.

Ability to travel and work flexible hours may be required.


Strong team player, who can effortlessly work across a multi-disciplinary team and engage the team in planning and decision-making as appropriate

Creative and entrepreneurial, identifies and maximises opportunities

Self-starter with ability to work both independently and collaboratively with team members from different backgrounds and cultures

Personal, professional and able to comfortably communicate with a variety of stakeholders

Excellent at building and nurturing relationships, strong customer care ethos, understanding, empathetic

Calm under pressure, excellent multi-tasker and project manager, used to working within tight deadlines and within small budgets

Flexible and responsive as priorities and requirements change, effectively seeking solutions and solving problems, empowering others to do the same

A passion for global issues, women’s empowerment and human rights


Diversity at Women for Women International is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities and growing together for better performance. We embrace diversity in our workforce. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, political opinions, and pregnancy and maternity.  Applications are welcomed and encouraged from all interested parties


More about Women for Women International-UK

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Posted on: 28 September 2021
Closed date: 19 October 2021
Tags: Business Development