NLR is now looking for an enthusiastic and result-oriented Partnership Development Officer to strengthen its ties with institutional donors.

As Partnership Development Officer at NLR, you closely work with colleagues to set up partnerships with foundations, NGOs, bilateral and multilateral organisations and build fundraising capacity. With your result-oriented attitude and cultural sensitivity, you support efforts to increase institutional funding across the NLR Alliance.


About NLR

At NLR – until No Leprosy Remains, in the Netherlands better known as Leprastichting, we are dedicated to working towards a world without leprosy. Every year over 200,000 people are diagnosed with leprosy worldwide. NLR is an international NGO that aims for a world without leprosy and its consequences. In our strategy we focus on Zero Transmission, Zero Disability and Zero Exclusion.

NLR is a strong believer in collaboration. NGOs with the same mission in Brazil, Indonesia, India, Nepal and Mozambique are part of the NLR Alliance and are supported by our international office based in Amsterdam. As an active partner in international networks such as the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy and the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations (ILEP), together we make a significant impact towards our mission.


Tasks and Responsibilities

As Partnership Development Officer, you are based at the international office in Amsterdam and are part of our dedicated Institutional Fundraising Unit, within the Programme Department, with ambitious fundraising goals. You report to the Senior Partnership Development Officer, and are responsible for the following:

Identify potential donors, build partnerships and develop proposals (75%)

  • Identify prospects and take the necessary steps to contact them and cultivate the relationship;
  • Think in opportunities while pinpointing and contacting potential consortium partners;
  • Play a key role in initiating, building and coordinating new partnerships leading to concrete fundraising results;
  • Track calls for proposals and other opportunities, judge the relevancy and share applicable ones;
  • Set up and coordinate project teams during the proposal development stage;
  • Develop high quality project proposals for foundations, governments, multilaterals and other organisations, together with NLR colleagues;
  • Encourage and support colleagues to develop business cases for future funding.


Support colleagues from Alliance members in partnership building and fundraising efforts, and carry out other relevant partnership activities (25%)

  • Provide customised support to colleagues within NLR Alliance, mainly with regards to donor cultivation, alliance building and proposal development;
  • Help Alliance members to gather relevant input for international partnership opportunities;
  • Provide management and other colleagues with timely and correct information for quality assurance and communication purposes;
  • Keep colleagues up to date on relevant developments in institutional fundraising and translate these into actions for NLR;
  • Actively contribute to partnership development strategy and planning of international office.

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