Global Partnerships Funding Officer

Right To Play

Organization: Right To Play International

Department/Division: Global Partnerships

Work Location: London, UK

Authorized to Work in: UK (Eligible to work legally without requiring sponsorship or work permit)

Work Arrangement: A combination of in-office and remote-working in accordance with Right To Play’s work arrangement and the operational needs of the department

**Target Hiring Range:**£28,000 – 31,000 per annum

Target Start Date: Immediate

Contract Duration: Permanent/Full-time

Closing Date: 25 September 2022


Right To Play is a global organisation that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity using play. By harnessing play, one of the most powerful and fundamental forces in a child’s life, we helped 2.3 million children last year to stay in school and out of work, to prevent life-threatening diseases like HIV and malaria and to stay safe from exploitation and abuse. We are the only global development organization focused exclusively on using play to transform the lives of children and youth impacted by poverty, war, disease and inequality.

Established in 2000, Right To Play reaches children through experiential programming in 15 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and North America. These programs are supported by our headquarters in Toronto, Canada; London, UK and eight national offices across Europe (Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, UK) and North America (Canada, US).

With a shared passion for our mission, our Culture Code guides how we act and interact based on five core pillars:

  • Accept Everyone – Be intentional about inclusion
  • Make Things Happen – Seek opportunities to lead and innovate
  • Display Courage – Act with integrity
  • Demonstrate Care – Look after yourself and one another
  • Be Playful – Have fun at work

Please visit our website to learn more about who we are and what we do, and watch this video to find out about the five pillars of our Culture Code.


An exciting opportunity for a dynamic and forward-thinking fundraising professional to join Right To Play (RTP) to support our vision for scaling up play-based learning approaches that are proven to deliver learning, protection and empowerment outcomes for children. This includes ambitions to reach 100 million children by 2030.

Reporting directly to the Global Director, Institutional Partnerships based in the UK, you will be part of a global community, working closely with our teams in our dual headquarters (Toronto, Canada and London, UK), as well as programme and fundraising teams across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. You will be responsible for coordinating a variety of functions that support the organisation’s global business development and grant management strategy, supporting proposal development for new funding opportunities and grant management for existing donor partnerships. It will also include internal support for different fundraising offices globally, to ensure joined up approaches are undertaken to securing and managing grant funding across the organisation.



Job Responsibility #1: Funding Identification (20% of Time):

  • Lead global prospecting for new business development by tracking funding opportunities, and researching suitable new funding opportunities from governments, private organizations and foundations in line with RTP’s theory of change and organizational priorities.
  • Research and understand the current funding strategies of institutional donors and philanthropic giving organisations to support strategic decision-making on new business development. This will include a focus on regional, country and sectoral funding trends relevant to RTP’s geographic and thematic areas.
  • Monitor funding opportunities and ‘calls’, ensuring that the relevant departments globally within RTP are informed in a timely manner with tailored information.
  • Act as the global focal point for the internal application approval process by ensuring documentation for go/no go and proposal processes are compliant with procedures and stored in appropriate online portals.


Job Responsibility #2: Proposal Development and Grant Management Support (30% of Time):

  • Working in conjunction with relevant departments across RTP (including Global Programs, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, and Communications departments), to lead the development of different thematic and programme funding materials that will support new donor acquisition and strong donor stewardship.
  • Support programme funding personnel across the organisation in the development of specific materials to assist in new business development and equip fundraisers to seek relevant funding opportunities.
  • Support the development of proposals in response to specific funding opportunities as required by the Global Partnerships team and occasionally the Country Office teams, in some cases this will be leading on certain proposals.
  • Support programme funding personnel across the organisation in the development of project narrative and financial reports, to ensure high standards of reporting and donor stewardship are maintained. In some cases, this will be leading on certain reports.
  • Maintain an overview of grant reporting schedules across offices, ensuring colleagues are aware of reporting timelines and donor requirements.
  • Provide additional ad-hoc support to fundraising activities, personnel and offices across the organisation globally as required across the programme funding cycle to ensure strong proposal development and grant management practices are maintained.
  • Participate in, and represent, RTP in external meetings and networks as required.


Job Responsibility #3: Data Management, System Compliance and Coordination (40% of Time):

  • Track funding applications, pipelines and reports across all fundraising departments globally, using RTP’s Client Relationship Management (CRM) platform (Dynamics CRM) and other tracking tools as required.
  • Work closely with fundraising offices across the organisation to ensure timely and accurate use of RTP’s CRM platform so accurate fundraising data is maintained in the system.
  • Support quarterly reporting and analysis of global funding progress, funding pipelines, funding priorities, tracking against targets/objectives, and disseminate the information globally to all relevant staff.
  • Support the preparation of materials (including presentations) on organisational funding performance for the senior Executive Management Teams.
  • Manage internal information databases and Microsoft SharePoint sites ensuring documents related to proposals, donor reports, fundraising materials etc. are stored according to agreed protocols and disseminated across the fundraising and program delivery offices.
  • Work closely with the CRM Solutions Manager to ensure the platform remains an accurate and effective. database of donor information and responding to ad-hoc tasks as necessary.
  • Lead on the preparation and coordination of various monthly procedures as required.


Job Responsibility #4: Global Partnerships Team Support (10% of Time):

  • Contribute to strategic discussions within the team to support planning and priorities.
  • Support the planning and implementation of internal meetings and/or conferences.
  • Keep up to date with the major issues pertaining to children, child rights and development, as well as the donor environment and developments within RTP.
  • Additional tasks as requested by the members of the Global Partnerships Team.
  • Undertake general office administrative tasks as needed.
  • Performance of other duties as required.




  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent in International Development, Political Science, International Relations or related field.


  • 2 years’ practical experience in managing multiple and varied projects
  • 2 years’ experience in supporting proposal development and donor reporting
  • Fundraising experience for not-for-profits including developing applications, securing funding from a variety of sources, and a track record of identifying and researching donors


  • Amazing attention to detail
  • A level of flexibility will be needed, alongside the ability to switch ‘hats’ between varied projects seamlessly


  • Outstanding project management skills
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Strong technical ability to track and manage data using Microsoft Excel and CRM systems


  • Fluency in spoken and written English


  • Master’s degree in a related field
  • Certification in project management
  • Experience working in a range of cultural contexts and developing countries
  • Experience working for a donor
  • Fluency in spoken and written French


You are a highly collaborative relationship builder with a passion for humanitarian work and programming. You enjoy new challenges and learning on the job: if you don’t know how to do something, you’re quick and keen to learn! You have been involved in business development, grant management and compliance monitoring and enjoy supporting country teams in delivering on our collective commitments to our donors. You have a positive, follow-through mindset and an interest in having some fun while making things happen in a fast-paced environment.


The opportunity to work with a passionate, innovative and collaborative team where you have the ability to make things happen. You will gain experience working for a globally recognized organization with a healthy culture premised on our Culture Code (accept everyone, make things happen, display courage, demonstrate care and be playful). In addition, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package including:

  • Flexible work policy (e.g. work from home and flex hours),
  • 25 days annual leaves plus statutory holidays,
  • Up to 5 personal learning & development days per year, and
  • Summer/Winter hours.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please click here to apply with your resume and cover letter in English.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Shortlisting of applications will begin immediately and interviews may be held before the closing date.

Right To Play provides equal employment opportunities to employees regardless of their gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. As such, we encourage women and groups who have been historically disadvantaged with respect to employment to apply for positions at Right To Play. We offer a family-friendly environment that allows for flexible work arrangements in order to support staff diversity and ensure a healthy work-life balance.

We are a child-centered organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening or equivalent criminal checkas a condition of employment.

Should you require any form of accommodation during the recruitment process, kindly contact the People & Culture team by email at [email protected]

To learn more about who we are and what we do, please visit our website at

Closing date: 9/25/2022