Development Manager


  • Min 10 Years
  • Amsterdam, London
Development Manager
Job Posted : Jul 8th, 2021

Job Description

At GOGLA we’re looking for a Development Manager to join our team.

GOGLA is seeking to hire a Development Advisor to build and implement an effective organizational fundraising strategy and manage fundraising efforts and activities. This is foreseen to be a parttime role (40-60%) for an initial period of 6-12 months, with potential for renewal.

About the job

The off-grid sector has already improved the lives of over 400 million people with clean, affordable energy and will play a vital role in achieving the sustainable development goals and clean energy transition. As the voice of the off-grid solar sector, GOGLA plays a leading role in ensuring the sector’s potential is understood by critical actors including policymakers, investors and market enablers.

Following a long period of steep growth and growing budgets, GOGLA’s resources have started to plateau and fundraising has become more challenging and resource intensive. We are therefore looking for an experienced and passionate individual to improve our strategic approach towards fundraising and help secure new funding sources to support GOGLA’s strategy.

The right candidate will have extensive experience with raising finance for organizations similar to GOGLA, and will be able to use this both strategically as well as very hands-on. GOGLA is open to consider alternative arrangements that would deliver similar levels of support against comparable costs.

Job Type:

Part-time · Amsterdam/London/Nairobi/remote



Reporting to:

Executive Director


6-12 months contract with potential to extend


As soon as possible

Application Deadline:

19th of July 2021

Core Tasks:

  • Together with GOGLA’s Executive Director and Management Team, develop and implement a three-year major-donor development strategy to support GOGLA’s strategy.
  • Help manage and grow GOGLA’s donor portfolio, with a specific focus on securing support for activities that have been the most difficult to get funded thus far (including policy, advocacy and regional representation).
  • Manage grant writing and identification of new grant opportunities.
  • Ensure all development activities follow established best practices and adhere to the relevant laws.
  • Prepare and present regular reports on progress on GOGLA’s development strategy.

About you

The ideal candidate will bring:

  • Minimum of 10 years of institutional donor fundraising in public and private sectors with international organizations, national governments, and private and corporate foundations.
  • A track record of developing high-quality grant proposals, budgets, and work plans for complex, multi-year, and global projects.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communicating skills.
  • Knowledge of the off-grid solar energy sector and landscape.
  • University degree in fundraising management, sustainable development, business administration, international relations, climate change, or related fields.
  • Experience with working remotely within dispersed teams.

GOGLA Values:

All staff at GOGLA are required to work in line with our organization’s values. This means working boldy, enthusiastically, pro-actively and transparently whilst promoting a good team spirit and treating others in a fair and equal way. Please see our website for more details about our values.

Job-related Competencies:

In addition, the following work-related competencies are required for this role:

  • Excellent and proven communication skills in English. Proficiency in French as well as other additional languages are considered a strong asset.
  • Strong intrapersonal skills and outstanding ability to work with diverse set of stakeholders.
  • Energetic personality with a passion and craft for building relationships.
  • Excellent organization and coordination skills, with an ability to extract practical and actionable information and to work on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a dynamic international team.
  • Great listener; communicate concisely and evocatively in written text; and can present to a boardroom, a small NGO, as well as local companies and associations.
  • Willingness to travel when necessary.

What’s in it for you:

  • An international work environment in a fast-growing, innovative industry.
  • Competitive compensation: EUR 48-70k (full-time equivalent), commensurate with experience
  • A dynamic team and strong global network of members and partners in the off-grid energy and international development sector.
  • A workplace that provides flexibility and freedom, and expects initiative, passion and drive from motivated self-starters.
  • The knowledge that you help build an impactful sector and contribute towards a better world.