Grants and Funding Officer for GLOBSEC Policy Institute - Global NGO

Funding advisory
Bratislava, Slovakia
Start date
ASAP (by agreement)
Type of job offer
Full-time permanent employment
Monthly salary
trade license-based cooperation
from 1400 €

Job description

The main responsibility of the Grants and Funding Officer is to support GLOBSEC Policy Institute (GPI) programmes and Strategic Forums in identifying suitable calls for institutional funding, assisting with development and submission of project proposals, administrative management of projects, overseeing budgets and quality of projects.

Main duties:
• Monitoring and looking for opportunities for all programmes of GPI and Strategic Forums to apply for funding from institutional donors (EU grants, grants from governments, foundations)
• Evaluating the eligibility for specific funding calls
• Informing GPI researchers and Strategic Forums stream leads of existing opportunities, requirements and deadlines
• Ensuring that funding activities are effectively coordinated, and support the development and implementation of funding plans and strategies
• Producing and regularly updating a comprehensive mapping of all relevant donor opportunities
• Developing partnerships with key institutional and corporate partners
• Assisting in writing and submission of project proposals
• Ensuring the implementation of projects on time, administrative management of projects, including budgets
• Preparing deliverables and financial reports to the funding body

Proposal development:
• Supporting the design and development of high-quality funding proposals
• Working collaboratively with GPI researchers and finance department on the development of proposals and budgets
• Assisting GPI researchers and project coordinators with the application process – tracking the requirements of the donor, ensuring that submission guidelines and rules are followed, collecting the required documentation, helping the responsible researcher and project coordinator fill out application forms, checking the completeness of the application process
• Writing sections of project proposals under the guidance of research fellows

Reporting and grant management:
• Maintaining an overview of contract reporting schedules of institutional grants ensuring that reporting timelines and donor requirements are fulfilled
• Ensuring all compliance issues are addressed

Who are we looking for

Personality requirements and skills

• A candidate is required to have at least 2 years of experience in fundraising activities
• At least 2 years’ experience in EU project management, ideally Horizon 2020, including financial and administrative management
• Demonstrable experience of working with institutional donors
• Independent and responsible with excellent organisational skills
• Self-starter and pro-active
• Able to manage multiple and complex tasks, and to work under pressure in a deadline-focused environment
• Experience of developing successful project proposals, and securing funds from institutional donors is of advantage
• Proficiency in written and spoken communication in English is required
• Able to work proactively and supportively within a team
• Residence in or relocation to Bratislava
• Knowledge of Slovak or Czech languages

Why should you choose us

Employee perks, benefits

• Working in young, dynamic and international team
• Working in one of the most influential non-governmental institutions in Europe
• Possibility of career growth and development through formal and informal channels
• Participation in international conferences

Language proficiency

  • - English - C1 - advanced


  • A recent college graduate
  • Young professional (work experience up to 3 years from college graduation)
  • Professional

About organization


GLOBSEC is a global think-tank committed to enhancing security, prosperity and sustainability in Europe and throughout the world. Its mission is to influence the future by generating new ideas and sol..