Turkmen.news Seeks Fundraiser / Donor Relations Specialist

Turkmen.news (Stichting Alternative Turkmenistan News) is looking for an intern or a colleague for a part-time fundraiser’s job (Fundraiser/Donor Relations Specialist). We are a small NGO that works to promote press freedom and the rule of law in Turkmenistan – one of the most closed countries in the world. We do so by publishing independent news about Turkmenistan and by bringing cases of human rights violations. In our human rights advocacy we work with foreign governments, businesses, the OSCE, UN organizations, international financial institutions and other stakeholders.

The role of the intern/new colleague would be to:

  1. Seek institutional (core) or specific (project) funding opportunities;
  2. Seek partnerships / alliances with other organizations to obtain common funding;
  3. Write funding proposals and send these to potential donors;
  4. Maintain records of donors;
  5. Handle relations with existing donors (prepare quarterly and final reports for existing grants);
  6. Create marketing and promotional materials.

Skills and experience:

  1. Excellent research and communication skills (written and spoken English); knowledge of Russian and Dutch is an asset;
  2. Experience in fundraising is desired. Demonstrate strong motivation if no prior experience is present;
  3. Excellent organizational skills;
  4. Awareness of the NGO environment;
  5. Awareness of or interest in the Eurasian region;
  6. Multimedia production skills (experience in Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, InDesign or similar software);
  7. Strong computer skills with a focus on all Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or similar in IOS

Terms and what we offer:

  1. 20 hours/week; 3-5 months (intern) or 1 year contract (part-time job) with possibility of extension depending on performance;
  2. Remuneration is negotiable but is between $400-800 per month;
  3. Flexible hours from home with occasional in-person meetings in our shared office;
  4. Start ASAP.

For application: Send your CV and a short motivation letter in English to editor@turkmen.news. In your motivation letter tell us who you are, why you want to work for turkmen.news and how you will contribute to the organization. Successful candidates will go through a Telegram/Signal interview.