GISF Business Development Manager

Location: London with flexibility to work from with travel to London office once a month

12 month FTC (with the possibility of extension)

Starting salary for this position is £46,860 per annum (plus contributory pension)

Join The Global Interagency Security Forum (GISF), an independent platform for security focal points from global humanitarian agencies operating overseas. GISF works directly with 140 + humanitarian agencies (members). The GISF Secretariat and Steering Group also engage and collaborate with a wide range of actors, including institutional donors, researchers, UN agencies, academic institutes, think tanks, consultants and NGO platforms, in order to promote and enhance security risk management in humanitarian assistance. The Forum is not a registered organisation, but an independently run entity, currently hosted by Mines Advisory Group.

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GISF Vision:  Aid workers and operations are safe and secure to achieve sustainable access for populations in need

GISF Mission:  GISF drives positive change in security risk management across the humanitarian sector through original research, collaboration and events.

GISF Values:

  • GISF operates according to the fundamentals of the humanitarian principles, i.e. humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence.
  • GISF takes a professional, member driven and collaborative approach to its’ work.
  • GISF aims to remain relevant to its’ members and the broader sector through continuous innovation and added value.
  • GISF champions inclusivity across security risk management and operates in a transparent, accessible and open manner.

The Role

This role will develop and lead fundraising and business development opportunities, diversifying and raising crucial funds to support GISF’s growth. We are looking for an experienced, versatile fundraiser who can hit the ground running, bring a holistic approach and work with a range of institutional donors and funders (e.g., Foundations in US) to help GISF develop a diverse and sustainable income pipeline.

This role is responsible for the GISF business development and fundraising strategy, which aims to extend our reach and impact, enabling us to improve diversity and sustainability of funding.   It is also accountable for identifying and developing funding opportunities and managing funder relationships along with the Senior Leadership Team. You will lead our competitive tendering and grant application work and develop our funding partnerships and other donor initiatives.

As well as having a track record of fundraising success, the successful candidate will be experienced in proposal development and have an understanding of donor compliance. You will have excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills, as well as have the ability to develop long term partnerships at a senior level. Although not essential, proficiency in a second language would be advantageous.

Please note that as part of MAG's commitment to safeguarding, this post is subject to background checks before an offer of employment is confirmed. For more information on MAG’s approach to background checks, please click here. You can also find more information in the candidate information pack, available through the link below.

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How to apply

For further information about this opportunity, as well as the application form, please download the application pack, below:


Application is by submission of an application form, CV and cover letter. This should be sent to the GISF Administrator, Justina Amenu ( highlighting:

  • How your skills and experiences match those in the job description as well as your interest for the role
  • How you see this role fitting into your future career plans
  • Also complete the attached Application Form. Your application will not be considered without this

Closing date:     31st March 2023

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Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are not able to respond to every application. If you have not heard back from us within 3 weeks after the deadline, it means that your application has not been successful.