Call for International Fundraiser

Call for International Fundraiser

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) (, an international, independent, non-partisan, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working for the practical realisation of human rights across the Commonwealth, is looking for an International Fundraiser/Business Development Specialist.

With offices in New Delhi, Accra and London, CHRI has developed a focus on Access to Information and Media Rights, Access to Justice, particularly police and prison reforms, human rights defenders and SDG 8.7 -- Contemporary Forms of Slavery and Human Trafficking. It leads advocacy on key rights issues in Commonwealth countries, including at the United Nations Human Rights Council. CHRI researches, monitors, and advocates for accountability, transparency and good governance on these issues. Its reports and recommendations reach Commonwealth governments and international institutions. 

We are looking for a pro-active Fundraiser/Business Development Specialist preferably located in the UK, EU or Canada, who is passionate about human rights and has a sound knowledge of the charity and non-profit sector, excellent networks and has demonstrable experience in raising substantial funds for similar international non-profit organisations. This may be a Consulting position and need not be full-time.

The Fundraiser/Business Development Specialist will be required to research funding opportunities and possible donors who share CHRI’s vision and interests, identify prospective donors and supporters across multiple sectors, including institutional donors, corporate funders (such as employer gift-matching), private foundations, individual donors, legacy gifting. They will have experience in building good relationships, as well as developing successful pitches, concept notes, proposals, and grant applications. They would also devise creative, energetic fund-raising campaigns, including special events, using videos, blogs, social media and other online platforms, such as crowdsourcing. The Fundraiser/Business Development Specialist needs to have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work with CHRI’s management team.

The Fundraiser/Business Development Specialist shall be responsible for setting targets, developing a funding strategy in consultation with the International Director and the Directors of Office while briefing the Executive Committees and the International Board, and executing the fundraising plan with their support. 

Those interested in this post may kindly send their CV, statement of interest, summary of relevant experience and expected remuneration together with two references to Sanjoy Hazarika (, by Sept 30, 2020.

A Selection Committee, including the Chairperson of the International Board, will conduct interviews and finalise candidates. 

We are open to considering individuals /firms /organisations with experience in fundraising for international NGOs.