Institutional Fundraiser

  • Solliciteren voor: 11/07/2022
  • Locatie: Utrecht
  • Uur per week: 36

PAX is the largest peace organization in the Netherlands. We work to protect civilians against acts of war, to end armed violence and to build inclusive peace. We work in conflict areas worldwide, together with local partners and people who, just like us, believe that everyone has a right to a dignified life in a peaceful society.

Purpose and position of institutional fundraising 

Peace and security are matters of life or death. As one of our institutional fundraisers, you help PAX realize a more peaceful and safer world. PAX is successful in winning grants from governments and foundations in multiple countries; institutional funds are by far our biggest source of income. As part of our overall strategy to increase and diversify funding from various sources, we are investing in a role that focuses on grant applications and related compliance with a view to grow our income from the EU, European governments and other European institutional funders (including foundations).

The fundraising team consists of nine people and occupies a strategic position within the organisation. In the team, four people – supported by an assistant – focus on individual giving in the Dutch market, while four fundraisers focus on institutional donors, including the US Department of State, various other governments and multilaterals, the Dutch Postcode Lottery and a range of foundations. In addition, the PAX Board of Directors is proactive in reaching out to potential donors and is experienced in building PAX’s profile.

To realize PAX’s institutional fundraising ambitions we are currently looking for an:

Institutional Fundraiser

(1,0 fte)

This position primarily focusses on the European Commission, the German and Swiss governments and other European institutional funders (including foundations).


This position coordinates a portfolio of EU, German and Swiss government grants, focusing on compliance, relationship-management as well as the identification of new opportunities in this market.

  • Develop, maintain and manage strong relations with the European Commission, the German and Swiss government and related European institutional funders (including foundations);
  • Ensure excellent donor compliance for existing grants, including timely and reflective reporting;
  • Take the lead in efficient and successful proposal development processes for both structural and project-based funds;
  • Build relationships with management and programme staff to encourage their work in grant acquisition and compliance tasks;
  • Contribute to institutional fundraising strategy and operational processes;
  • Support (colleagues with) other donors during busy periods such as UN, U.S. DRL.

We are looking for

Our ideal new colleague has relevant fundraising and people skills needed to increase financial support for PAX’s work and engage programme colleagues to develop proposals and ensure compliance with grant conditions. PAX is looking for someone who is proactive in identifying opportunities in selected markets, a (near-) native English speaker with at least basic knowledge and experience of the Dutch language, and a passion for fundraising. Because of the demanding contractual obligations of various institutional donors, we look for someone who works in a systematic and accurate way, knows his/her way with bureaucratic procedures and deadlines, working closely together with colleagues of various departments within PAX.

What we ask for

  • University-level professional and intellectual ability;
  • Proven successful experience (minimum five years) with coordinating complex funding proposals and donor compliance;
  • Excellent working knowledge of institutional donor rules, regulations, financial control procedures and risk management;
  • Knowledge of and experience withrelevant markets and networks;
  • Experience with peace-building in (post) conflict areas is an important asset, preferably within the sector of non-profit and/or international organisations;
  • Experience from the donor perspective is considered added value;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, and preferably Dutch;
  • Able to work in a systematic and accurate way while positively handling sometimes tight deadlines;
  • A happy and culturally sensitive networker, who communicates effectively with different stakeholders at all levels;
  • Eligible to work in the EU.

What we offer

  • A position in a dynamic and international working environment with committed and enthusiastic colleagues;
  • An excellent opportunity to balance working from home with working in our centrally located office in Utrecht (the Netherlands);
  • An organization with budget and opportunities for personal development;
  • Appointment for 36 hours per week (1,0 fte), on a 12-month contract with the intention to extend;
  • Salary scale 10 according to the PKN terms and conditions of employment (depending on experience min. of € 2.571,83 to a max. of € 4.350,10 gross for 36 hours per week);
  • Full reimbursement of home-to-work travel costs of 2nd class public transport;
  • End-of-year bonus of 8.3% and 8.0 % holiday-allowance.

Procedure and information

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For further information about this position you can contact Michael (Chiel) Roelands (Institutional Fundraiser) via

Interested candidates matching the profile and requirements are requested to send their CV (max 2 pages) and a motivation letter (1 page) addressed to Michael (Chiel) Roelands, solely by using the application form at the bottom of our vacancy-webpage.

Closing date for reactions to this vacancy announcement is 11th of July 2022. 

PAX is an equal opportunity employer and encourages everyone with skills, passion and courage to participate. We invite applicants from all backgrounds, also with special needs, to apply for this position.

Acquisition in response to this advertisement is not appreciated.