Development Associate, Public Sector Partnerships


The Development Associate, Public Sector Partnerships works to optimize ICTJ’s public-sector fundraising revenues by managing relationships with current donors, as well as expanding and diversifying the pool of public sector donors and qualified prospects. This position reports to the Director of Development (DOD).

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the DOD, the Development Associate, Public Sector Partnerships will:

  • Manage ICTJ’s public sector donor portfolio by:
    • Coordinating all grant cycle activities from cultivation to stewardship;
    • Ensuring institutional clarity about donor needs and requirements through efficient communication with donors and internal stakeholders;
    • Managing the proposal and reporting process, including meeting all deadlines throughout the grant cycle; 
    • Working with Program and Finance staff to prepare for submission to donors written materials such as proposals, reports and budgets;
    • Managing donor recognition;
    • Ensuring that all relevant deadlines, cash payments, and interactions with donors and prospects are recorded in the ICTJ databases;
    • Serving as a key point of contact for donors and prospects.
  • Work to increase public sector funding according to institutional priorities by:
    • Continually map relevant funding instruments and funding priorities across relevant donor entities and work with stakeholders within ICTJ and within the donor community to position ICTJ and create access;
    • Staying abreast of public sector funding trends through research and dialogue with donors and peers;
    • Liaising with Program staff and leadership to stay abreast of ICTJ goals, priorities and activities and align them with those of funders;
    • Working with DOD and Program leadership colleagues on developing donor engagement strategies including briefings, events, and visits to donor capitals;
    • Working with DOD and Program leadership on creating access to new prospects;
    • Continuously contribute to communications strategies that raise ICTJ institutional profile in the funding community.
  • Support elaboration and updates to the annual development plan by:
    • Providing evidence-based strategic inputs and projections;
    • Demonstrating clarity about financial goals and prioritize personal efforts to achieve them;
    • Continuously evaluating progress towards achieving financial goals for the public-sector portfolio and provide quarterly revisions.
  • Oversee production of relevant public sector meetings to support fundraising activities.
  • Maintain an up-to-date contact list for the public-sector portfolio.

Other duties as assigned.

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts degree required; advanced studies degree is desirable;
  • Minimum of three years of work experience with government donors;
  • Superior writing, editing, and oral communication skills;
  • Exceptional Interpersonal Skills: Must be able to explain complex issues to the external stakeholders and communicate effectively with people from other cultures;
  • Ability to work independently and in a flexible environment; balance multiple priorities, meet strict deadlines and deliverables;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks to advance the development plan implementation;
  • Must have strong research and analytical skills, as well as the ability to solve problems and exercise good judgment;
  • Interest in human rights issues and world affairs, as well as fluency in a foreign language are highly desirable;
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office and Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising database is desirable;
  • Previous experience working with NGOs is preferred;
  • Preference to applicants with Development experience.

How to Apply

Email your cover letter and resume to and include code DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE, PUBLIC SECTOR PARTNERSHIPS in the subject line. ICTJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.