EIUC – Global Campus FUNDRAISER: Call for applications

The mission of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is to foster a community of scholars, researchers and professionals to promote democracy and the implementation of human rights worldwide. EIUC advances innovative programmes and projects that contribute to policy formation in Europe and assistance to neighbouring countries, democracy and good governance, promotion of the rule of law, and overseas development cooperation.

EIUC has received a grant from the European Commission for its Global Campus Master’s Programme which is an essential element of EIUC’s Human Rights Village Vision. The main aim of the Global Campus is to educate a new generation of human rights professionals in a global and integrated framework of universities on all continents. Through the Global Campus experience the students will be able to meet global challenges by finding solutions which are informed by universal values and standards, European human rights policies and regional approaches to human rights, and aimed at strengthening the resilience of democracies and democratic movements in all continents.

The primary task of the EIUC-Global Campus Fundraiser is to be responsible for the fundraising activities of EIUC. The work includes the coordination and implementation of the fundraising strategy of EIUC to secure financial resources and achieve sustainability of its programmes focusing on the Global Campus on a medium and long-term basis. Specific responsibilities include preparing and finalizing proposals, monitoring funding opportunities as well as researching and implementing fundraising activities.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Designing the EIUC-Global Campus fundraising strategy as an element of the Human Rights Village

  • Implementing the strategy by fundraising with potential donors in and outside Italy

  • Monitoring specifically new funding opportunities for the Global Campus

  • Liaising with the decision making bodies of EIUC-Global Campus specifically with the EIUC President and the Global Campus President

  • Assisting the EIUC Secretary General in reporting to EIUC-Global Campus donors and the European Commission


  • Capacity to design and coordinate the implementation of fundraising strategies across different countries and continents

  • Minimum of three years of work experience in the acquisition of funds from international donors (EU, UN, other international organisations, companies, individuals) outside of Italy

  • Work experience of a minimum of three years in Italy preferably in the business environment

  • Familiarity with funding schemes of international donors

  • Strong networking skills in an international environment

  • Knowledge of EU rules and regulations for grants and service contracts

  • Mobility to be able to fundraise in different countries in and outside Europe

  • Flexibility for a quick design of targeted fund raising activities and ad hoc missions

  • Experience in working with different organizations/communities and with knowledge on the functioning of transnational organisations

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and Italian (A third EU language would be an asset)

  • Ability to work in different locations with flexible working time and no fixed office hours and in a multicultural environment


  • Flexible contract for 1 year (renewable)

  • Salary based on qualifications, subject to the salary scale of EIUC and available funding

  • Possibility to organize the work on a part time basis

  • No obligation of residence at the EIUC seat (Venice)

The successful applicant shall start to work as soon as possible starting from August 2012.

Application and selection procedure:

  • Please send a cover letter, together with your CV with full contact details to the attention of the EIUC Secretary General florence.benoit-rohmer@eiuc.org and in copy to the EIUC Secretariat secretariat@eiuc.org

  • The deadline of submission is 30 July 2012. Only qualified applicants shall be considered for shortlisting

  • Shortlisted candidates shall be notified by e-mail by the end of July 2012 for an interview

  • The decision shall be made as soon as possible after the interview.