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Program Development and Fundraising Officer



Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

Position Type: Full Time

About Us

The Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS) is an independent, non-profit and non-partisan think tank dedicated to advocating practical policy reforms informed by evidence-based policy research and analysis. Our policy perspectives are based on the belief that only civil, political, and economic freedom allows Indonesians to achieve greater prosperity.


Our work aims to advocate for public policies that empower Indonesians to lead prosperous and peaceful lives. As part of our mission to make a positive impact, we are seeking a passionate and committed Program Development and Fundraising Officer to join our team.


Job Overview

The Development Officer will play a crucial role in developing and implementing effective fundraising strategies and activities to support the financial sustainability and growth of CIPS. This position requires a results-driven individual in nonprofit fundraising, donor engagement, and relationship building. The Development Officer will assist and work  under the direct supervision of the Chief Innovation and Development Officer.



Key Responsibilities

1. Execute Fundraising Strategies:

  • Create and implement fundraising plans aligned with the organization’s strategic objectives

  • Identify and pursue diverse fundraising opportunities across CIPS donor segments including philanthropic and development aid grants, corporate cooperation, and individual donations.


2. Donor Cultivation and Relationship Management:

  • Build and maintain positive relationships with existing donors, ensuring consistent communication and engagement.

  • Identify and cultivate relationships with potential donors and partners to expand CIPS’ donor base. This includes generating new potential donor leads through event networking and one-on-one meetings.


3. Grant Writing and Proposal Development

  • Research and identify grant opportunities from foundations, government agencies, and other sources.

  • Prepare compelling grant proposals, applications, and reports in collaboration with CIPS staff.


4. Fundraising Event Planning and Execution: 

  • Collaborate with the events team to develop creative and impactful event(s) for CIPS’ donor audience.


5. Data Management and Reporting:

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date donor records using the organization's database and project management software.

  • Generate regular impact reports on advocacy and outreach activities, foreseeable donor trends, and financial progress of fundraising targets.



  • Bachelor's degree in relevant fields such as Communications, Business Development, Sales, or Business Management.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, including grant writing and proposal development.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with donors and partners.

  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and capable of managing multiple tasks and deadlines.

  • Proven experience in nonprofit fundraising, with a successful track record of meeting fundraising targets is an advantage.



How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit:

  1. A cover letter document that contains a min. 500 words statement persuasively explaining why you’re an ideal candidate and what fundraising activities or approaches may be ideal to win more support for CIPS

  2. Resume/CV

  3. Providing examples of previous work experience in fundraising or business development initiatives is a plus.


All documents submitted must be in English. Submit your application below by 10 February 2024.

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