Job opening: Wildlife Conservation Society Development Officer – South Asia Regional Program
Terms of Reference for the Position of Development Officer
Post title: Wildlife Conservation Society Development Officer – South Asia Regional Program
Duration of appointment: 2 Years
Location: Bangalore or Mumbai
Overall Goal of the Position
Assess the private, foundation, corporate and government philanthropic environment in South Asia to source new funds and other resources for WCS’s mission in South Asia and particularly in India. Depending on the assessment, begin implementing necessary actions to bring in new funds or other resources for WCS’s conservation mission in India and South Asia.
Primary reports are to the South Asia & Bay of Bengal Regional Director and the WCS-India Country Program Director. Secondary reports to the Global Resources Department in WCS-NY.
Period of Hire and Location
Period of hire is two years, following which the position will be assessed for its overall contributions to conservation in India and South Asia. There will be periodic assessments throughout the period of hire, including a formal analysis at the end of year 1. The South Asia & Bay of Bengal Regional Director will perform the assessment of the overall contributions to conservation in South Asia by the Development Officer. A key variable in the assessment will be the amount of funds or other resources the Development Officer is able to bring in over time. Position will be based in Bangalore or Mumbai.
First Responsibility – Assessments and Evaluations
Assess the private individual philanthropic environment in India with respect to WCS’s mission. Assessment should include potential funds available from large to small donors, and an assessment of the level and kinds of investment needed to access such funds. Analyze and produce report on this within 4 months of hire.
Assess the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) environment in India with respect to WCS’s mission. Assessment should include potential funds available from CSR, and an assessment of the level and kinds of investment needed to access such funds. Assessment should also include other ways WCS’s mission can be better achieved in collaborations with corporations in South Asia, such as pro bono technical support. Produce report on this within 4 months of hire.
Assess the Government of India funding environment in India with respect to WCS’s mission. Assessment should include potential funds available from federal and state governments and an assessment of the level and kinds of investment needed to access such funds. Produce report on this within 4 months of hire.
Second Responsibility – Fundraising
Based upon the results of the assessments (and if the assessments do indicate it is feasible), begin efforts with the most promising leads to raise funds or other resources that will contribute to WCS’s mission in India. It is expected that the Development Officer will often not lead the interactions with the prospective donors. Instead it is the responsibility of the Development Officer to identify potential donors, determine what is the best way to approach them, including what fundraising materials are needed and when, and which WCS staff person is best suited to be the front person for the interactions with the prospective donors.
As a part of this fundraising effort it is anticipated that the Development Officer will develop a database of potential donors, will reach out to past donors and re-establish links.
- Proven track record in fund raising.
- Dynamic personality and excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to interact and engage with a wide variety of people.
- Meticulous, organized, excellent database management and writing skills.
- Interest in and familiarity with wildlife conservation issues in India and globally.
Salary range: USD $1,000-$2,500 per month depending on experience and qualifications.
Please send CV and statement of expertise including details of fundraising experience to Dr. Krithi Karanth [ firstname.lastname@example.org ] and #1669, 31st Cross, 16th Main, Banashankari 2nd Stage, Bangalore, Karnataka – 560070. Phone: +91-80-26715364.
Applicants will be notified if they are shortlisted for interview. Please do not send repeated enquiries.
Wildlife Conservation Society India Program.
WCS India Program, based in Bengaluru, has combined cutting-edge research on tigers and other wildlife, with national capacity building and, effective site-based conservation through constructive collaborations with governmental and non-governmental partners. WCS India Program is committed to saving wildlife and wild lands, nurturing and inspiring positive attitudes towards nature in people through it’s scientific and conservation endeavors.