Job Summary

    The Donor Relations Assistant is one of the first and most important points of contact for Donor Relations Department. 
    Candidate will help the manager of the department regarding network with donors to advance the work of WATAN and promote the success of special projects. Candidate will communicate passion for the work of WATAN to stakeholders at speaking engagements, outreach events, and in other public settings.

Position Requirements

    •    Bachelor’s degree on Business Administration or Marketing or any related field.
    •    Previous experience in similar work will be an asset
    •    Previous NGO experiences
    •    High communication skills and presentation.
    •    High negotiation skills.
    •    Cultural sensitivity and adaptability.
    •    Fluent in English & Turkish. Arabic will be an assest
    •    Demonstrates openness and transparency.
    •    Report & Proposal writing skills.
    •    Knowledge of follow-up financial matters.
    •    Problem solving skills.
    •    Ability to work in teams.
    •    Innovative.
    •    Work under pressure.
    •    Delegation skills.
    •    Ability to learn and develop


    Child Protection Policy

    Child abuse in all forms is unacceptable to WATAN, which recognizes its responsibility to protect children from harm in all areas of its work. WATAN is committed to ensuring a child-safe environment and is applying a zero-tolerance approach towards any kind of child abuse and exploitation.

    Discrimination, Abuse and Harassment Policy

    WATAN provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and expressly prohibits and will not tolerate any form of discrimination, abuse, harassment (sexual or otherwise), based upon race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, disability, or military status.

    WATAN employees and related personnel must under no circumstances take part in any form of discrimination, harassment, or abuse (physical, sexual or verbal), intimidation or exploitation, or in any other way infringe the rights of others inside or outside WATAN.


    Applications are strongly encouraged from female candidate.

    Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis. WATAN reserves the right to close this advert before the confirmed closing date when we are in receipt of sufficient applications.


    •    Finding ways and innovative partnerships for the development of financial resources with institutions and individuals whose goals run parallel with the organizations goals.
    •    Organizing special organization events that will introduce and showcase the most important organization activities and projects.
    •    Helping the organization collect information on donor institutions and their programs. 
    •    Working with the organization to find solutions 
    •    Transforming relationships with donors into strategic relationships. 
    •    Searching for new possible relations and networks and reaching those responsible to convert these relations into functional and effective ones.
    •    Administrating all donations to the organization from start to finish, covering all the fine details.
    •    To set up a specific calendar for deadlines to apply for grants and the details required for the projects. It is to be updated periodically.
    •    To manage and follow-up the gathering of information about supporters and scheduling of projects for them and their needs.
    •    A review of memoranda of understanding and contracts for grants with supporters in coordination with the departments concerned.
    •    Following up all activities related to preparing and submitting grant applications within the organization and other institutions.

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