Position : Chief Advisor

Type of Employment: Contractual (2 years Contract, extendable)

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Application Deadline: December 31, 2013

Job Summary:

The position shall be responsible for developing and overseeing all of the Eminence’s development, communications and fundraising strategies to build and expand its visibility and financial resources. S/he will maintain its focus on resource development plan. The Chief Advisor will work with the Chief Technical Officer and will be a key member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working closely with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technical Officer and Business Development Team as well as knowledge management team establishing short and long-term goals for strategic activities.
  • Develop strategy and plan for achieving goals with an outline of partner organizations, donors; outreach and messaging strategies for each.
  • Development and implementation of Eminence’s Fundraising strategy.
  • In collaboration with the Business Development team, define clear and measurable activities to identify, cultivate and solicit donors to be integrated in the annual departmental plan.
  • Provide information on donors and their policies, priorities, political changes; and research and advice on new funding opportunities.
  • Develop and grow Eminence’s individual donor base: identify high net worth individuals, customize their experience with organization and close deals.
  • Represent the organization to funding partners, including individual, foundation and corporate executives and participate in and support special projects and events.
  • Ensure smooth co-ordination and good relations with partner organizations, donors, UN organizations, Embassy.
  • Ensure positive relation with Government.
  • Contribute to the assessment, research and design of funding proposals, concept note etc.
  • Lead cross-organization teams to development of proposals, concept note etc; and coordinating the internal review process.
  • Development of Eminence’s Communications and Public Relations Strategy.
  • Develop an understanding of Eminence’s comparative advantage in the development sector and its positioning with key stakeholders.
  • Development of organizational systems.
  • Lead, manage and mentor the team of leadership and continue to expand structure and professionally develop the team as needed.
  • Provide coaching, training and tools to the leadership team members to improve performance and fund raising capacity throughout the organization.
  • Attend Board meetings and provide progress reports on fundraising events and activities; provide other reports and statements as requested.



Masters or PhD preferably of Economics, Management.


  • Ex-secretary in ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Planning, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or Ministry of Local Government  .
  • Minimum 30 years of professional experience in a development function managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources; and/or business development experience with a nonprofit organization.
  • Experience in raising resources from a variety of sources.
  • Experience in working with the international development sector.


  • Sound understanding of the international programming in the field of public health, sustainable development, climate change, education, governance in developing countries.
  • Knowledge of individuals, donors and networks making significant contributions in the global response of development.
  • Sound understanding of the funding landscape.
  • Knowledge of the legislation, regulations and financial issues relating to fundraising preferred.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire and engage a wide range of funders and stakeholders.
  • Ability to take a broad, strategic view of the issues affecting the organization’s role in the development sector and the long term impact of decisions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Excellent project management skill.


  • Passionate about development of Bangladesh and Eminence’s vision and mission.
  • Ability to travel to attend meeting, conference, seminar, workshop locally and internationally.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends for meetings and events.
  • Approachable, flexible, creative and supportive.




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