Organisation: Medical Aid for Palestinians

Position: Head of International Fundraising

Location: London or other MAP offices

Salary: £47,940 to £52,020


Closing date: 19/01/2020 (day/month/year)

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Head of International Fundraising

Medical Aid for Palestinians

Job description

Job Title

Head of International Fundraising


33a, Islington Park Street, London N1 1QB


Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) works for the health and dignity of Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees. MAP is the leading UK charity delivering health and medical care to those worst affected by conflict, occupation and displacement, in the occupied Palestinian territory and Lebanon.

Job Purpose

Develop, direct and deliver MAP’s international fundraising strategy to accelerate the growth of fundraising across Major Donors, Corporates, Trusts and Foundations and Institutional income stream to achieve long term, sustainable income growth in international (non-UK) markets and in particular from the Middle East, the US and Institutional donors.



Salary Range

£47,940 to £52,020

Reporting to

Director of Fundraising

Key Internal relationships

Fundraising Team; Programmes Team; Senior Management Team; Board of Trustees; Advocacy and Communications; Finance; Overseas Offices

Key External relationships

Major Donors; Grant Giving Charitable Trusts and Foundations; Individual Supporters; Institutional Funders (EU, ECHO, DfID, Lottery); Corporates; Creative Agencies


2 years (subject to review and made permanent)

This job description does not form part of your contract of employment and can be amended from time to time as the needs of the organisation require.

Duties and key responsibilities

Strategy and planning

  • Strategic planning - lead the development and implementation of a MAP’s international fundraising strategy that underpins strategic goals to accelerate income growth in a sustainable manner across major donors, corporates, trust and foundations and institutional fundraising.
  • Budget responsibility - prepare and manage the international fundraising budget & forecast in line with agreed targets.
  • Brand development for new markets - lead the development of a strong brand identity to generate recognition and support from a new audience.
  • Creative direction - drive creative development of fundraising communications to attract interest from target audiences across different markets.
  • Statutory and best practice compliance - ensure that charity law, data protection, fundraising regulations are adhered to.

Operational Management

  • Donor prospecting - lead on research and develop international fundraising approaches to recruit new donor groups.
  • Major Giving - develop and strengthen relationships with major donors, high profile supporters, trusts, foundations, companies and institutions.
  • Cultivation Fundraising Events - develop bespoke intimate events to maximise opportunities for donor engagement.
  • Supporter Care - ensure the highest standard of supporter care and donor stewardship for international donors.
  • New Global Markets (non-UK) – identify and research new fundraising markets.
  • Develop high-impact and innovative donor acquisition campaigns to drive growth.

General Responsibilities

  • Support the mission, ethos and values of MAP.
  • Carry out other associated duties as may arise in line with the broad remit of the position.
  • Support and promote diversity and equality of opportunity in the workplace.
  • Work collaboratively with others in all aspects of our work.
  • Represent and be an ambassador for MAP.
  • Be flexible and carry out other associated duties as may arise, develop or be assigned in line with the broad remit of the position.
  • Maintain and improve competencies through continuous professional development.
  • Abide by organisational policies, codes of conduct and practices.
  • Treat with confidentiality any personal, private or sensitive information about individual organisations and or clients or staff and MAP data.


Candidate requirements


  • At least 5 years of experience working at a senior level in fundraising for an international organization or not-for-profit organization with a proven track record delivering fundraising goals across different markets.
  • Understanding and experience of working internationally and in more than one market.
  • Extensive relevant experience and a proven track record of delivery of income growth across multiple fundraising channels.
  • Knowledge and/or experience of fundraising through major donors, trusts and foundations, corporates, institutions (EU, ECHO, UN, Gulf Development Funds).
  • Proven experience of producing successful proposals for large scale projects.
  • Experience of planning, prioritizing and managing multiple projects simultaneously from start to finish.
  • Experience working directly in supporting New Market Entry and Set-up.
  • Experience of and ability to visit new countries to do groundwork where required, especially set-up of country fundraising operations e.g. Meetings with local authorities to get paperwork in place, working through data and donation requirements, setting up bank accounts, submitting local document regulations paperwork etc.
  • Experience setting up new operations and establishing processes from scratch is desirable.
  • Experience of relational databases and of analysing and presenting data to make informed decisions.

Skills and abilities

  • Leadership skills to undertake a complex role in an international organisation
  • Adopt a solution-focused approach and make decisions effectively and timely
  • Interpersonal and strong spoken and written communication skills which engage audiences, encouraging understanding and participation
  • Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with a range of multisectoral, multicultural partners.
  • Research and bid writing skills
  • Public speaking and persuasion skills
  • Can act as an external ambassador for MAP with excellent relationship management skills
  • Ability to forward plan and achieve strategic objectives combined with proven ability to manage procedures, including quality assurance
  • Able to plan, lead and deliver on multiple diverse activities
  • Commercially minded and strategic thinker.
  • Problem solving in a complex and rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to troubleshoot difficult situations, and deal with them calmly, diplomatically efficiently and effectively
  • IT skills at a level that supports report writing, email, internet and database     
  • Adaptability and flexibility in being able to take on new roles and manage a range of different internal and external relationships.


  • In-depth and up-to-date knowledge of charity law, fundraising regulations, standards and best practice.
  • High level of competence in CRM software.
  • Commitment to maintaining standards to promote trust and confidence in MAP’s fundraising initiatives.
  • An understanding of the work of MAP and the issues facing Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees.

Personal attributes and other requirements          

  • Commitment to MAP’s mission, services and the right to health.
  • Commitment to anti-discriminatory practice and equal opportunities.
  • An ability to apply awareness of diversity issues to all areas of work.
  • Able to work in a self-directed manner.
  • Commitment to the values and ethos of MAP.
  • Able to engage, develop and deepen relationships among diverse stakeholders.
  • Able and willing to travel and spend time in new fundraising markets, especially Middle East and US.
  • Able and willing to travel to our regional offices; Lebanon, Jerusalem, Ramallah and Gaza.
  • Able to work flexibly in emergencies and to meet specific deadlines including some evenings and weekends.

Additional comments


2 years (subject to review and made permanent)

How to apply

Candidates should email their most upto date CV and equal opprtunities form ( available at and send it to by Sunday 19 January 2020 at midnight. 

Do write “Application- Head of International Fundraising” in the email subject line. Do not attach CVs or any other documents.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  

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Preferred method of response: Email

Closing date: 2020-01-19

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