United Nations Foundation

  • Development Manager, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

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    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) is a fast-growing, dynamic international partnership which exists to help countries and the international community usher in an era of positive adoption of data and technology - one that harnesses solutions to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Bringing together over 320 different organizations drawn from all sectors, we work with stakeholders by linking and aligning action, capacities and resources across diverse global data communities to address the problems of poor data use, access, quality and production, and fuel progress towards the world of data we want and need, on the basis of freedom and rights, equality and collaboration.


    We are looking for a dynamic new Development Manager to ensure we are developing the organization’s relationships with institutional donors and growing funding partnerships strategically. The Development Manager will support the GPSDD’s efforts to raise money from a variety of major donors, including Trusts and Foundations, Corporations and governmental funds by building an effective and innovative pipeline of concepts and proposals for funding. The Development Manager will bring strong fundraising expertise to GPSDD as it delivers on its new 5-year Strategy.


    The Development Manager, working closely with the secretariat team, will be responsible for writing grant proposals, creating fundraising plans, tracking relationships and developing effective and efficient KPI reports. The post-holder will also work closely with the team to help build new relationships with donors and maintain existing ones by attending meetings and creating bespoke impact reports to provide high-level, tailored stewardship in order to inspire supporters to donate financial resources to GPSDD.


    • Lead the implementation of GPSDD’s fundraising strategy that accelerates flexible income growth across a diverse range of income streams (primarily major gifts from Trusts and Foundations and Individuals across the UK and US), and manage all major donor relationships;
    • Draft and edit funding proposals using the existing prospect pipeline and refining as necessary;
    • Collate case studies and impact evidence to support proposal writing and stewardship reports;
    • Invigorate and standardize GPSDD’s donor journey – inspiring efficient, mission-aligned practices;
    • Act as an ambassador for GPSDD’s mission and strategic priorities at events and conferences;
    • Energize members of GPSDD’s leadership and governance to leverage their experience and connections to support GPSDD’s fundraising ambitions;
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Selection Criteria

    • A bachelor’s degree or relevant qualification in fundraising or social impact.
    • Solid understanding of institutional donor funding trends and priorities.
    • Experience of cultivating and securing at least five figure gifts from donors.
    • Knowledge and understanding of the latest thinking in data equity for development programming.
    • Demonstrable experience of developing complex proposals, including multi-country and/or consortium proposals/tenders.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, able to communicate complex issues clearly and adapt communication styles to address different audiences.
    • Confident in operating in a strategic role and to represent and engage with senior level staff internally and externally.
    • Proven analytical and project management skills, including the ability to move projects forward from inception to implementation to completion with adherence to deadlines.
    • Sense of humor; highly organized; ability to stay calm under pressure and deliver results in a fast-paced environment.
    • A willingness to travel, domestically and internationally, and the ability to interact with people from diverse, multi-cultural backgrounds.
    • Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy.
    • Ability to work independently.

    Other Information

    Candidate will ideally be available and authorized to live and work in London, England. 


    Please apply by the Feburary 4th deadline.


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