Fundraising and Programmes Manager

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About GWEC GWEC is the industry association representing the global wind industry sector. GWEC articulates the vision for wind energy to major world bodies, including the International Energy Agency, the International Renewable Energy Agency, the UNFCCC and other bodies, as well as governments which are responsible for strategies, targets and implementation thereof in electricity generation and supply. GWEC works together with the leading representative industry associations as well as the global wind energy industry to build a platform which communicates a common vision to all leading global decision-makers, policymakers and key opinion leaders. About the Role GWEC wishes to call upon an individual (“the Candidate” or “them”) to act as Fundraising and Programmes Manager to develop, monitor and manage grant and funding applications on an international scale. The Candidate will lead development and delivery of fundraising across GWEC, including from intergovernmental and government grants, corporate partnerships, philanthropic foundations and other sources of funds. These funds will provide the critical resource for GWEC to conduct projects related to wind power advocacy, education, capacity-building and leadership around the world. This is a target-driven role, with an attractive compensation package. GWEC offers a competitive salary, flexible working opportunities and performance-based incentives. This role is flexible on location, with preference for the Candidate to be based in the UK or US. Expectations The Candidate has 4-5 years of professional experience in the field of renewable energy, sustainability, environmental management or a related field, with a track record of successful fundraising and program management. They have demonstrated experience in building high-quality, long-term relationships with clean energy and climate donors in the public sector and private sector. They will lead the strategy, management and delivery of grant applications, as well as the monitoring and reporting mechanisms for successful grants and funded projects. The Candidate will have top-notch organisational skills and exposure to working with a variety of stakeholders. Projects led or supported by GWEC are expected to require collaboration with wind power corporates, international environment NGOs, policy think tanks, academic institutions, financial institutions and philanthropic foundations. Responsibilities • Leading GWEC's fundraising activities, including overall strategy and targets for new grants and funded projects; • Organising and submitting competitive grant applications, in cooperation with the wider GWEC team, to governmental and non-governmental entities; • Working with GWEC’s CFO and COO on budget design and commercial viability related to any current and future grants and funded projects; • Leading on the financial and non-financial tracking and reporting of grant-funded projects, including setting up project management tools, timelines and other aspects of project architecture, e.g. impact measurement, tracking deliverables and on-time reporting fulfilment; • Liaising with relevant government, industry and other stakeholders at a variety of organisational levels for project coordination purposes, and strengthening relationships with potential funders; • Defining and operationalising future projects which serve GWEC’s objectives, including identification of objectives and funding; and • Staying up-to-date on global energy transition issues and understanding where new opportunities for clean energy-related funding are located in the medium and long term. Requirements • A university degree in renewable energy, sustainability, economics, business management, communications or a related field; • Excellent spoken and written English, acumen in other languages a plus; • Demonstrated experience in writing successful grant applications, including for governmental (e.g. EU, UN, development agencies) and non-governmental entities (e.g. philanthropic foundations); • Demonstrated experience in designing and fulfilling reporting and impact measurement mechanisms for grants and funded projects; • Excellent project management and organisational skills, and adept at using Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint, and similar office software; • Strong time management skills, and ability to deliver to deadlines; • Collaborative engagement with a dynamic team in fast-paced work environment; and • Location flexible; preference for Candidates based in the UK or US, with eligibility to work in their respective country.

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