NOW HIRING: Partnership Advisor Change the Game Academy (24 h/wk)



We are hiring an experienced Partnership Advisor for a newly created role to raise funds for Change the Game Academy (CtGA).


Change the Game Academy provides online and face-to-face courses in local fundraising and mobilising support in a number of countries around the world. The aim of the programme is to train grassroots groups and civil society organisations in skills to enhance community philanthropy and self-led development in defence of rights and social transformation.

Currently, the locally-led program runs in 15 countries: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa and The Gambia (Africa); India, Nepal, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Indonesia (Asia). In Latin America it is available in Brazil and in the Andes region (Colombia and Peru). The global partners together form the Change the Game Alliance and jointly govern the program and its development. Online courses on local resource mobilisation and mobilising support (lobby and advocacy) are provided free of charge in four languages through the portal www.changethegameacademy.org.

Change the Game Alliance is led by a Global Leadership Council which delegates key tasks to relevant subcommittees, among them the Resource Mobilisation Committee, which will be the key connecting point for this role. Wilde Ganzen Foundation acts a Host organisation to the Alliance, engaged in secretariat, admin and coordination tasks.

Wilde Ganzen Foundation
Wilde Ganzen Foundation is a Dutch NGO, founded in 1957 with a mission to reduce poverty and inequality through community-led initiatives. We support a range of small-scale projects with funding, advice, expertise, and a network. There’s enormous potential for locally-led fundraising in low- and middle-income countries. Every community has the resources available to drive the change they envision. From that belief Wilde Ganzen and four Southern partners set up Change the Game Academy which supports grassroots changemakers. Wilde Ganzen are a committed and diverse team of around 60 staff based in Amersfoort, The Netherlands and a consultant for global digital CtGA Communications, based in Brazil.

We have a strong preference for the candidate to be from and based in the global South. Our international network works is diverse, gender friendly and aims to work in an inclusive way.

Principal activities:
The Partnership Advisor will:

  • Develop a concise, practical strategy to build and optimise partnerships with funders to advance CtGA’s mission.
  • Identify funding and partnership opportunities, first level screening and create donor profiles.
  • Advise CtGA alliance members on identified opportunities and coordinate responses.
  • Lead and support (multi-actor) proposal writing.
  • Keep oversight over the alliance’s grant portfolio and put in place a database to monitor partner relations.
  • Build relationships with potential partners and funders and positively reinforce the program’s brand.

Other skills required:

  • 3+ Years experience with civil society organisations in a similar role with a proven track record of successful fundraising
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills to communicate with the national partners of the CtGA Alliance.
  • Speaking Spanish or French is considered a bonus.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time with thorough planning and quick follow-up
  • Ability to engage and motivate people
  • Positive approach to collaboration, including strong facilitation skills, patience with the processes of groups composed of people from diverse environments and cultural contexts;
  • Results-driven personality with a performance mindset
  • Willingness to travel

What we offer

  • A stimulating international working environment
  • Collaborating with motivated changemakers and trainers from all corners of the world
  • On a strong mission-driven program for social change
  • With a possibility to work remotely
  • And a competitive remuneration package

The Partnership Advisor will have a consultancy-based contract with a CtGA Alliance member for 24 hours a week for 1 year, preferably starting early March 2024.

Applications in English including a resume and motivation letter should be sent to info@changethegameacademy.org.

Deadline is 11 February 2024.