TERMS OF REFERENCE
Consultancy – Fundraising/Proposal Development
Conservation International (CI) has been a leader in conservation for nearly three decades, since it was established in 1987. CI is a non-profit organization working in more than 30 countries on four continents with head office in Washington DC. CI believes that the Earth’s natural heritage must be maintained if future generations are to thrive economically and culturally. By building on a strong foundation of science, field demonstrations and partnerships CI’s mission is to empower societies to responsible and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity and the well-being of humanity. We work with communities, governments, and businesses throughout Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Pacific Ocean to tackle the biggest threats to natural capital, the parts of nature that have the greatest value to people.
CI started its program in Timor-Leste in 2009, and established a permanent office in 2012. It is the first and only international non-governmental environmental organization in country. In Timor-Leste, over the past six years, CI has been supporting the establishment of community-led Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMAs), development of environmental policy, identification of rare and unique species within the country, and building the capacity of its people in environmentally related matters. CI has an MOU with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF), The Regional Government of Oecussi and Atauro Island (ZEESM), and also works in partnership with the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Environment (MCIE).
Purpose of Engagement
The Country Office is based in Dilli, and has a technical team led by the Country Director. The country program is expanding and there is a need to match that expansion with support both within and outside of Timor-Leste. This requires building and maintaining relations, identify funding opportunities, and following through with proposals.
The scope of the Consultancy is to support the Country Director in the ongoing fundraising efforts. This means working closely with the Country Director and Development Director in identifying funding opportunities, developing high quality concept notes and proposals in English that responds to those opportunities, and is in line with CI’s work. Country level fundraising work and proposal development is supported by the CI Asia Pacific Field Program (APFD) Development Director based in Singapore. The Development Director coordinates the fundraising efforts in the region, and oversees the country level efforts. Currently there is a need for additional support in Timor-Leste to increase the scope of opportunities, enable timely responses to opportunities, and to follow up on prospects both in and out of the country.
The Consultant will deliver a number of set tasks that relate to donor mapping, and proposal development (individuals, private foundations, public (government and multilateral) agencies and corporations). This will require the Consultant to work across cultural and linguistic boundaries, as well as multiple time zones, in order to develop high-quality written proposals and other donor materials in accordance with CI policies.
Period of Engagement
The Consultancy is for the period up to June 30th 2015 and is based on successfully achieving approved Deliverables.
1. Develop a fundraising strategy for Timor-Leste which aligns with the regional and Head Quarter strategies.
2. Develop a folder of communication materials about Timor-Leste and CI’s to support and simplify future application processes.
3. Organize at least one event in Timor-Leste, to highlight the work of CI and build relationship’s in-country.
4. Develop a database of opportunities for Timor-Leste based guidance from the Country Director and Development Director
5. Identify at least one additional funding source for each of the current projects which may focus on sustainable financing, community based ecological monitoring, or community based eco-tourism, and begin the application process.
6. Complete and submit at least one CI approved funding application for the development of the marine and terrestrial programs.
Deliverables and Payments
Payment will based upon Deliverables once they have been approved by the Country Director and Development Director. The consultant will be requested to provide an Invoice based on an agreed schedule.
To apply for this consultancy, email CV and Cover Letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications Deadline: 12th February 2016
(Only short listed applicants will be notified)