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The International Fundraising Development and Strategic Planning Advisor role is a cross-disciplinary role that involves developing fundraising strategies and increasing revenue from mainly international sources of funding, while also playing a key role in BOS Foundation’s strategic and operational planning. The successful applicant will work with all BOS Foundation’s program and project teams in Central and East Kalimantan and headquarters units (incl. fundraising, communications, finance, human resources, and planning, monitoring and evaluation). The successful applicant will report to the CEO, with the position based in BOS Foundation’s headquarters office and requiring regular field visits to Central and East Kalimantan.


  • Connect with and understand existing and potential donor and stakeholder expectations, to present and secure their support for a broad range of conservation policies and projects.

  • Identify and develop new international fundraising opportunities which may include grant-giving institutions, major individual giving, CSR, bequests, non-grant giving institutions, peer-to-peer fundraising, etc.

  • Support the program teams assess priority conservation work and investments, and develop projects and other fundraising initiatives in line with both BOS Foundation and donor priorities.

  • Work with program teams to contribute to key projects through conceptualization and co-design with the aim of delivering high impact outcomes; write relevant grant proposals.

  • Advise on the development of project work plans, protocols, budgets and launch.

  • Develop monitoring and evaluation frameworks and reporting workflows in collaboration with program and project teams, to ensure that specific project goals are being met and efficiently reported on.

  • Monitor implementation progress throughout the Foundation’s portfolio of projects; develop systems to detect and address emerging issues that may require course correction; coordinate, write, review and/or edit reports for all active grants.

  • Support the design and implementation of Enterprise Resource System(s) to improve financial and technical oversight of all projects and financial contributions.

  • Coordinate with the communication and fundraising teams to develop integrated fundraising and communications strategies and ensure policy and operational developments and priorities are consistently communicated to the Foundation’s stakeholders and external audiences.

  • Working closely with the communications and fundraising teams, ensure that BOS Foundation projects, campaigns, communications, messaging and outreach are appropriate and based on science and assessed needs, coupled with a balanced consideration of the local policy environment.

  • Facilitate and support the development of new partnerships through prospect research including required due diligence on potential donors and other entities that can support the achievement of the Foundation’s strategic objectives, and recommend ways to increase positive outcomes and manage any identified risks.

  • Coordinate with and support official international BOS partner organisations (BOS Australia, BOS Germany, BOS Switzerland, BOS UK, BOS USA, and Save the Orangutan) on project development and implementation, as well as the conceptualization of a range of other individual and joint fundraising initiatives.

  • Draft, edit, update and/or review MoUs with BOS partner organizations and other donors and stakeholders.

  • Develop and/or update policy documents and SOPs, and ensure their consistent implementation by relevant teams.



  • Master’s degree in environmental science, ecology, sustainability, development studies other natural/social sciences or related fields.

  • At least 7 years of professional experience in increasingly responsible positions in an international or national context; experience in fundraising development, project planning and oversight, grant and report writing, and project team and/or implementing partner support and coaching is a significant advantage.

  • Demonstrated experience in the development of RFPs, project proposals, work plans, and/or budgets supporting the award and effective management of complex, multi-year projects.

  • Knowledge and experience in various fundraising strategies, including online fundraising, corporate fundraising, institutional fundraising, individual giving, peer-to-peer fundraising, etc.

  • Budgeting and financial oversight experience.

  • Knowledge of conservation and environmental sustainability issues (and their solutions), especially as they relate to SE Asia, is an advantage.

  • Knowledge and experience of sustainable community development, and the relevant terminology.

  • Excellent English language skills.

  • Excellent professional writing and communication skills.

  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to work to deadlines.

  • Strong initiative and determination.

  • A strong creative and innovative disposition.

  • Strong organisational and planning skills.

  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office.


  • Experience with Enterprise Resource System implementation and/or use.

  • Bahasa Indonesia language skills a significant advantage.

  • Experience working in a tropical country, preferably Indonesia.

  • Knowledge and experience in primate conservation, particularly orangutans.


The salary and benefits package for this position will be competitive and commensurate with experience according to international standards, but partially adjusted for low local living costs. Qualified Indonesian and international candidates are encouraged to apply.


Interested applicants should send their (1) CV, (2) cover letter, and (3) a relevant, short writing sample to with the email subject line INTERNATIONAL FUNDRAISING ADVISOR APPLICATION before 30 May 2023.

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