Head of Fundraising



Job title: Head of Fundraising

Location: Amman, Jordan

Purpose: The Head of Fundraising  is responsible for developing and implementing Capoeira4Refugees’ fundraising and communications strategy.  This includes bringing in major new revenue streams inclusive of unrestricted income to support C4R’s programme work.

Reporting to: CEO

Commitment: 3 days/week, negotiatable

Starting Date: ASAP

Benefits: £25,850 pro rata (3days/week £15,510)

This is an incredible opportunity to work closely with an innovative Charity that is rapidly growing.  You will see the work that you do make an immediate impact on the social projects with vulnerable refugees that C4R supports.  You will work directly with a diverse range of people, with the ability to exercise a large amount of autonomy within your role.

Overview of Capoeira4Refugees

Capoeira4Refugees works with refugee communities and particularly traumatised children and youth using the Brazilian art/sport of capoeira to bring psychosocial benefits such as increased self-respect and reduced levels of violence. Capoeira4Refugees was founded in 2007 working with street children in Syria (where it still has projects).  C4R has been active in the West Bank, Palestine, since 2011 and in Jordan since 2014.

For further information please see http://www.capoeira4refugees.org/

Role Overview

C4R is an exciting position of growth.  We are now seeking an experienced Head of Fundraising and Communications (HoFC), who can support C4R grow its impact in Jordan, Syria and Palestine. The HoFC must have a proven track record of bringing in funds in the international development sector.  Experience will include, working with major donors, grant making agencies (including UN, and government agencies), developing and implementing an individual giving strategy as well as running on-line campaigns, and donor stewardship. You will work closely with the Senior Management Team, and the Board of trustees as other staff members as necessary.  You will be responsible for leading on creating a fundraising and communications team, delegating tasks and managing tight deadlines, as part of meeting fundraising targets. You will attend networking events in order to build relationships as a fundamental part of the role; this will many times be outside of normal working hours.

Main Responsibilities

Work closely with the CEO and senior management on fundraising activities

Develop a fundraising and communications strategy

Raise revenue including unrestricted funding streams

Manage and build a network of support based on current donors and potential donors whose aims match with those of C4R

Work with online fundraising tools and databases

Build and manage the fundraising/communications team

Meet fundraising targets

Liaise with various teams in the organisation to collect needed data, budgetary and narrative information

Project manage C4R team to support with writing proposals as necessary

Support with other related tasks when needed

Support with creating general communications materials in support of fundraising aims: including reaching out to individual donors and running campaigns

Person Specification


A minimum of five-years experience working as a senior level fundraiser in the international development sector

Demonstrable experience in cultivating relationships, turning around funding streams, and donor management

Excellent interpersonal skills

Ability to thrive in a challenging environment whilst managing competing priorities

Degree level or above. Preferably in a humanities or social science subject

Language skills: English (fluent)

Computer Skills including comfortable with word, excel (for budgeting purposes) and using/managing databases

Comfortable with creating/using budgets to inform fundraising activities

Experience in cold-calling and research

Experience with Project Management and/or line managing staff

Experience of working in multi-cultural teams


Experience with youth and sport programmes

Experience in managing volunteers

Experience in setting up  implementing a marketing strategy

Understanding of the Middle East context

To Apply

Send your application with the subject line ‘Applying for Head of Fundraising and Communications” including the following:

A current CV of no more than 2 pages  a covering letter of no more than one page. Email your application to application(at)capoeira4refugees.org.

In order to minimise administrative costs, Capoeira4Refugees will only contact short-listed candidates.