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Law enforcement and legal experts fighting transnational organised wildlife crime.


Wildlife Justice Commission

The Wildlife Justice Commission is a young, innovative, mission-driven organization, leveraging the rule of law and the power of investigation to stop the extinction of our planet’s wildlife. Our mission is to disrupt and help dismantle the criminal networks profiting from the trafficking of wildlife, timber, and fish. We do this by gathering evidence and turning it into accountability.

To support this mission and our continued growth, we are seeking a Senior Fundraiser
32-40 hours per week, The Hague, The Netherlands

Job summary

Position Overview

As Senior Fundraiser at the Wildlife Justice Commission, you will play a crucial role in securing financial support from major donors and foundations based in Europe for a rapidly expanding nonprofit organization with global operations and offices in the United States of America, the European Union, and Thailand. Your primary responsibility will be to cultivate and maintain strong relationships with prospective and existing donors, ensuring their engagement with our mission and impact.
job requirements

Key Responsibilities

1. Develop and Implement Fundraising Strategies:

  • Devise and execute comprehensive fundraising strategies for major donors and foundations in Europe, primarily in the Netherlands as part of an integrated approach across the WJC network.
  • Identify and prioritize potential donors aligned with the organization’s mission.

2. Cultivate Donor Relationships:

  • Establish and nurture strong relationships with major donors and foundation representatives, including pro-active account management with the National Postcode Lottery.
  • Organize and participate in meetings, events, and briefings to keep the donor circle informed and engaged.

3. Proposal Development:

  • Collaborate with program and communication teams to create compelling proposals and reports for donors.
  • Ensure accurate and timely submission of proposals and donor reports, tracking progress and outcomes.

4. Research and Prospect Management:

  • Conduct thorough research on potential major donors and foundations.
  • Contribute to a comprehensive donor database, tracking interactions and donations.

5. Donor Stewardship:

  • Develop and implement stewardship plans to engage and cultivate existing donor relationships with the aim to strengthen their support and enhance their contribution.
  • Keep donors informed about the impact of their contributions through regular written and in-person Provide project reports and / or progress reports to donors.

6. Collaboration:

  • Work closely with the global development team, communications team and liaison to the programmatic team to develop materials that effectively communicate the organization’s mission, results and impact in alignment with donor requirements and expectations, including informal updates and donor reporting.
  • Collaborate with other (international) fundraising team members to ensure a cohesive and integrated approach across the Wildlife Justice Commission network and stakeholder environment.



  • Demonstrated donor account management expertise
  • Proven experience in a similar position in an international organization or non-profit.
  • Good knowledge of and experience in fundraising for NGOs from foundations and major donors.
  • Good knowledge regarding current development and trends in the non-profit and philanthropy sector in Europe, particularly in The Netherlands.
  • Knowledge and understanding of donor networks and giving practices.


  • A hands-on attitude and the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Affinity with the mission statement of the organization.
  • Sensitivity in working with a culturally diverse, inter-disciplinary, multi-lingual, global team.
  • Excellent writing and presenting skills in both Dutch and English.
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills.

Education and Experience

  • Hold a higher education level degree (HBO/WO or equivalent)
  • At least 5 years of experience in a similar role, with experience in non-profit fundraising, including implementation and/or functional support in business development, donor relationship building and proposal development.
Job About


  • A contract for 32-40 hours per week for a period of 12 months, with possible extension.
  • Hybrid working model at our welcoming office in The Hague, The Netherlands.
  • Engage in an international work environment.
  • Join a diverse and inclusive team composed of individuals from 24 different nationalities.
  • Salary ranging between €4500 and €5700 per month, excluding 8% holiday allowance.
  • Enjoy 25 vacation days per year, based on full-time employment.
  • Provided with a laptop and mobile phone for work purposes.
  • Benefit from staff lunch, monthly drinks, and regular team-building activities.
  • Employer pension contribution of up to 60% of your pension premium.
  • Assistance with commuting expenses to facilitate your daily travel to and from The Hague.
  • A chance to make a difference.

To support our objectives, the Wildlife Justice Commission employs staff of many nationalities, cultures, languages, and opinions. This international and diverse character is one of the core values of the organization, and we therefore seek to sustain and strengthen this diversity, and to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for our entire workforce.

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Looking to make a difference in wildlife

HVFC International is exclusively assisting the Wildlife Justice Commission in sourcing the ideal candidate. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter in English to For any inquiries, feel free to reach out to us at the same email address.

Applications will be processed on a rolling basis, early submissions will receive priority consideration.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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