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Looking for a full-time Project and fundraising manager


The Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC) is looking for a full-time Project and fundraising manager, a key role in a dynamic and leading Hungarian human rights NGO.

Application deadline: 8 February 2019 (Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.)

Starting date: First half of March 2019

Location: HHC office in Budapest, Hungary


  • Elaborating project and activity concepts, drafting project proposals, preparing budgets;
  • Preparing periodic narrative reports to donors, ensuring the proper implementation of domestic and international projects, liaising with project partners and donors, coordinating reporting activities internally;
  • Proactively working on institutional and project-based fundraising (including identifying new donors and funding opportunities, approaching donors, etc.);
  • Representing the organisation at relevant professional events.

The Project and fundraising manager will work primarily, but not exclusively, on projects related to refugee protection and forced migration.

The candidate should:

  • Hold a bachelor or master’s degree in a relevant field; for example social sciences, economy, public policy, or political science;
  • Have an excellent written and spoken English and be a confident public speaker;
  • Be good in effective writing, as well as in editing documents in a visually attractive format;
  • Have firm experience in project management, writing project proposals and reporting to donors/funders;
  • Be good in multitasking and working under pressure;
  • Be good in distilling complex concepts into simple and concise information;
  • Be proficient is using office software such as Microsoft Office;
  • Be a real team player, with a good ability to coordinate other persons’ work and to support an entire team;
  • Be precise, punctual, open-minded and creative;
  • Be strongly committed to human rights and the mission of the HHC;
  • Know and understand the HHC’s operational context, mandate and concrete activities;
  • Be eligible to work in Hungary.

The knowledge of Hungarian language is not a general requirement for this particular position.

It will be considered in favour of the candidate if she/he:

  • Has experience in working in the field of human rights and/or asylum;
  • Has experience in working at an NGO;
  • Speaks other relevant languages, such as Hungarian, French, German, Spanish or Russian.

Applications need to be sent in e-mail to jobs@helsinki.hu, with “Project and Fundraising Manager – [name of the candidate]” specified in the subject line. Applications should include:

  1. A CV in English
  2. A motivation letter of maximum 700 words in English, which briefly answers the following questions: 


    1. What relevant skills and experiences would you bring to this job? Why do you think you are a suitable candidate?
    2. Why would you like to work with the Hungarian Helsinki Committee? Please consider its mandate, activities and current operational context.
    3. What are the challenges you see for the HHC in terms of financial sustainability and operational context, and what ideas would you have to address these challenges? 
  3. Your required net monthly salary in HUF
  4. Two professional references with contact information


HHC job advertisement project fundraising manager Jan 2019 – PDF download

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