Fundraising and Partnership Developer | The Hague | 32 – 40 hours per week

By 2030, 150 million people are able to prevent or resolve their most pressing justice problems. Do you want to join us on our mission?

HiiL, a social enterprise that works to enhance access to justice through innovation, is looking for a driven Fundraising and Partnership Developer to develop and manage some of HiiL’s key donor accounts.

You will join our Partnership Development (PD) department and play a vital role in expanding and diversifying our funding sources. You will help to create new funding partnerships to make sure our work can sustainably grow. You will contribute to the design and implementation of the PD team’s workplan and strategy.

Are you a deal maker? Do you thrive on finding opportunities and making them concrete? Can you bring a diverse coalition of do’ers and funders together around a great justice idea? Do you have excellent writing and proposal managing skills which lead to compelling donor proposals? If the answers to these questions are “yes” then HiiL might just be what you are looking for!

How will you contribute to HiiL’s mission:

  • You utilise your expertise to craft compelling proposals tailor made to potential clients. foundations, bilateral and multilateral donors, leveraging both your personal connection and our organisational network.
  • You employ your creativity and communication, providing clear directives to our communications teams to effectively articulate how our work addresses the challenges identified by funders, ultimately securing partnerships and funding for HiiL.
  • You collaborate with Programme Directors overseeing country programmes and help their teams to write winning proposals and spot and pursue funding opportunities;
  • You contribute to HiiL’s overall strategy, its Programme strategy, the annual workplan and quarterly implementation plans;

What we look for in our new colleague:

  • Has a Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. law, politics, international relations, international development studies, conflict studies);
  • Has at least ten (10+) years of relevant work experience, including at least five (5) of which are focused on raising funds and deal making with private foundations, bilateral and multilateral institutional donors and managing those relationships;
  • Has a track-record in deal-making, translating funding conversations into concrete deals and writing those up effectively;
  • Has solid project design skills and strong writing skills, namely proposal writing;
  • Has excellent analytical and assessment skills, can handle a high level of complexity;
  • Is strong in coordinating processes and holds an ability to manage a variety of tasks;
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills, has political awareness, sensitivity, astuteness, and discretion where needed;
  • Is results-oriented, a team player, independent, hands-on and holds a strong sense of responsibility;
  • Is IT savvy;
  • Has full professional proficiency in English and has excellent verbal and writing skills. Knowledge of French/Dutch and/or Arabic are considered an extra asset;
  • Holds a valid EU-citizenship or NL working permit;

We offer you:

  • An organisation with a culture in which motivation prevails; the work that we do is meaningful and contributes to changing people’s lives;
  • An environment that will strengthen and widen your professional skills;
  • You will become part of a dynamic and international team of 70+ professionals.

What else:

  • Starting date: in mutual agreement
  • We offer a full-time position (40 hours) for an initial period of twelve (12) months with the aim of building a long term work relationship;
  • A gross monthly salary for a full-time working week between € 4.800,- / €6.300,- based on relevant experience;
  • ABP Pension;
  • Up to eight (8) weeks of holidays when working full-time;
  • Company laptop and NS card for commuting.

Are you the talented and experienced Fundraising and Partnership Developer we are looking for? Please apply via our recruitment portal and upload your CV and a short motivation letter no later than 12 May 2024.

Should you have any question regarding the vacancy, please contact Mascha Matthews (Manager Partnership Development) at

Please be aware that we are recruiting on a rolling basis and will try to fill this position asap.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation. Therefore, people of all gender identities, sexes, sexual orientations, races, colours, religions, cultures, abilities, etc. are encouraged to apply for this position.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks. By submitting your application you accept that HiiL will conduct such pre-employment screening for successful candidates.

How to apply

Will you join us?

Please apply via our recruitment portal and upload your CV and a short motivation letter no later than 12 May 2024.

All communication regarding your application will go through this portal

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