Team lead Fundraising

  • Solliciteren voor: 31/08/2024
  • Locatie: Zwolle
  • Uur per week: 32-36

Red een Kind (Help a Child) is a Christian, international non-profit organization, founded in The Netherlands in 1968. We provide a future for children in poverty, their families, and their entire communities. We collaborate with various Dutch, international and local organizations. Together with 40 colleagues in Zwolle and 150 in our country offices, we work in India, Kenya, Burundi, Malawi, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan, Somalia, and the DR Congo. We are thankful for the support and funding we receive from thousands of individuals, families, institutional donors, churches, businesses, and foundations.  

Are you an experienced institutional fundraiser and are you looking for the next step in your career? Do you believe that every child is a gift from God and are you eager to improve the lives of children in need?  We are recruiting our new  

Team lead Fundraising
(Zwolle, 32-36 hours) 

Your job 

As team lead you have significant and strategic impact by securing continued funding for our programs in India and Eastern Africa. As a team we are becoming stronger and more entrepreneurial in the way we raise funds. This means we work with business cases, innovation pilots, and scale-up plans. Your team, consisting of 2 institutional relations officers and 2 relationship managers, is responsible for partnering with institutional donors, (international) foundations, businesses, and churches. Your primary focus is on diversifying and growing these partnerships, particularly with institutional donors. At the same time, you manage, motivate, and inspire your team to continue identifying and creating opportunities and to grow the number of donors and projects to reach more children en families.  Your team is part of the larger fundraising and awareness department (marketing, communications, sponsor administration). You report to Simone, who manages the department.  

In this strategic position you are responsible for: 

  • Fine-tuning and implementing our strategy for institutional donors, (international) foundations, businesses, and churches.  
  • Managing the team of institutional relations officers and relationship managers. Together you develop the annual plan, set objectives, and monitor progress.  
  • Together with the department manager and the team leaders for communication, marketing, and sponsor administration, discussing relevant developments within and outside the organization and translating these into opportunities.  
  • Identifying and securing new funding opportunities and ensuring successful relationships with a growing and diversified group of institutional donors.  
  • Ensuring a high-quality proposal development process and where needed active participating in writing, developing, and submitting proposals. 
  • Coordinating the collaboration with colleagues from our country offices, and teams in Zwolle to further develop compelling propositions, and proposals for both institutional donors, as well as for foundations, businesses, and churches.  
  • Monitoring and evaluating fundraising activities, tracking proposal submissions, and preparing reports for senior management. 
  • Representing or ensuring Red een Kind is represented in relevant networks and at meetings and events to promote our work and engage with (potential) donors and partners. 

Your profile 

Are you ready to add your expertise to our team? We look forward to hearing from you when you: 

  • Are enthusiastic about our mission and impact, and as a Christian support our vision and core values. 
  • Are solutions-oriented, with strong analytical skills, connecting concepts with practical application.  
  • Are able to prioritize, plan and organize, and able to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously. 
  • Possess business acumen and are results oriented. 
  • Have excellent command of English both in writing and speaking. 
  • Are experienced designing, writing, and coordinating winning institutional donor proposals involving various partners. 
  • Have a relevant university degree and multi-year relevant experience as an institutional fundraiser. 

Working with Red een Kind 

Together with colleagues in Zwolle and abroad we all work together to provide a future for children, families and communities in India and Eastern Africa. Will you join our mission? We also offer:  

  • A strategic management position in a growing international faith-based NGO. 
  • An ambitious team of relationship managers eager to work with you. 
  • The opportunity to visit our projects. 
  • An inspiring, dynamic, and international work environment; we offer regular team development training opportunities and focus on developing your level of expertise. 
  • A sustainable travel policy: public transport costs are fully covered, and travel time is work time. 
  • A gross salary of €4,051,- to €5,144,- (based on fulltime, 36 hours, cao Sociaal Werk) and excellent benefits such as a 13th month, a comprehensive pension scheme, home office allowance, flexible working hours, and hybrid working. 


Please send your cover letter and resume via Team lead Fundraising | Red een Kind | CVSelectie. If you have any questions about the position please contact Tiny Biewenga, current team lead fundraising, at +31636565892 or If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact David Karelse at or at +31682568838.  

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Due to the summer period, we are flexible in planning interviews. The vacancy will be closed as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Early applications are encouraged! 

Red een Kind (Help a Child) is committed to keeping children safe. All staff is required to sign and adhere to the Help a Child’s Integrity Policy. Recruitment is subject to the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks. In this recruitment process, we ask the candidate for consent for obtaining the Statement of Conduct. Hereby we inform you that we participate in the SCHR Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.