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Job Title: Fundraising officer

Type of contract: Collaboration ( or consultancy contract

Duration: Indicative 12 months, potentially extendable (length and level to be defined in relation to the characteristics and skills of the candidate)

Salary: Competitive/to be defined in relation to the characteristics and skills of the candidate

Start Date: As soon as possible

Application deadline: Until the position is filled

Location: Milan

Ref. number: UPE-FUNDRAISER-01.2022

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), founded in 1989, is a non-profit, policy-oriented, international research centre and a think-tank producing high-quality, innovative, interdisciplinary and scientifically sound research on sustainable development. It contributes to the quality of decision-making in public and private spheres through analytical studies, policy advice, scientific dissemination and high-level education. Thanks to its international network, FEEM integrates its research and dissemination activities with those of the best academic institutions and think tanks around the world.

The candidate will work in FEEM’s Fundraising and Projects office and will assist in a series of tasks related to the management of research projects. In particular, the candidate will be requested to:

The candidate will work in FEEM’s Fund raising and Projects office and will be responsible for:

  • Analysing, monitoring and broadening the funding opportunities for FEEM research areas (at local, national, European and international level);
  • Developing/maintaining an electronic database of funding opportunities and sources;
  • Implementing all communication activities related to fund raising within the organisation;
  • Coordinating the preparation and submission of FEEM applications for funding;
  • Developing all non-scientific contents of FEEM applications, including the administrative and financial sections (in particular the budget) and supporting the involvement of external partners;
  • Following-up on the evaluation of submitted applications and coordinating the negotiation process of the funded proposals until signature of the grant agreements;
  • Organising/supporting internal training on fund raising for FEEM’s research staff;
  • Supporting FEEM Fund raising and projects office in project management tasks and related activities (negotiation of contracts, legal, administrative and financial management of the funded research projects, cost reporting and auditing).

Qualifications and experience
A relevant academic degree or qualification is essential.

Relevant and extensive experience (minimum 5 years) in European fundraising/project management, preferably in organisations active in international activities/projects.

Technical Skills

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English and Italian, additional languages representing an added value (if any, please specify);
  • Experience in preparation and submission of funding applications particularly in terms of developing all non-scientific contents of applications (management, communication, budget etc.), including the administrative and financial sections and documents;
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills (Windows; Ms Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint; Internet), additional skills representing an added-value (if any, please specify);
  • Good knowledge of European funding programmes (in particular Horizon Europe);
  • Capacity to identify, analyse, synthesise issues/problems from different perspectives and opinions;
  • Previous experience in the management and financial reporting of Horizon Europe projects and other types of funding (e.g. Erasmus+, indirect EU funding etc.) desirable.

Personal skills

  • Proven ability to operate with multidisciplinary/international teams
  • Strong commitment in implementing the tasks and continuously improve him/herself
  • Efficiency in meeting deadlines and in achieving results
  • Ability to work both independently with minimum supervision and in team
  • Good communications skills, both written and oral; ability to establish/maintain good relationships
  • Good understanding of sustainable development related issues is desirable

How to apply
FEEM values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.

Your application should consist of a full curriculum vitae and a covering letter (max. 1 page) explaining briefly how your profile, skills and experience meet the specifications outlined in the job description and outlining your interest in and vision for the role.

Applicants can submit their application here. CV without a motivation letter will not be considered.
Please mention ref.: UPE-FUNDRAISER-01.2022 in the application.