Head of Fundraising and Donor Care Unit

Organization: We Effect
Location: Stockholm (Sweden)
Grade: Management – Senior level
Occupational Groups:
Marketing (Digital, Advertisement, Brand, Promotion)
Documentation and Information Management
Communication and Public Information
Closing Date: 2022-01-30


Head of Fundraising and Donor Care Unit– We Effect, Stockholm

We are looking for you who through your leadership skills can help us meet highly set targets to contribute to our vision – a sustainable world free from poverty and injustices. If this sounds interesting a team of four fundraisers is waiting for you. And so is the rest of the Marketing Department as well as the whole We Effect and Vi Agroforestry family. Come and join our organizations in an exciting time of organizational growth and development

About the job

To give you a better understanding of the daily work here comes a long list of responsibilities. But hey… Don’t let the long list scare you away, because you will be part of a great team that always has your back.

  • Ensure and promote a rights-based approach in all work that we do.
  • Lead the planning, implementation, and monitoring of the budget and work plan for the Fundraising and Donor Care Unit, including monitoring and management of deviations.
  • Manage unit staff, including recruitments, coaching, line-management, performance management, the work environment at the unit, and towards the unit employees.
  • Lead the strategic work around private fundraising within the global organization, including follow-up of the funding strategy.
  • Build and develop We Effect and Vi Agroforestry’s long-term and mutually beneficial relationships with our supporters.
  • Contribute to effective cooperation between staff in the global organization.

The fundraising unit is part of the marketing department based in Stockholm, reporting to our Marketing Director. The marketing department also consists of the unit for Strategic Relations and Major Grants and the team for Marketing Communication that supports the whole department.

In this role, you are employed by We Effect, but are also responsible for our sister organization Vi Agroforestry (Vi-skogen). The Marketing Department works with both organizations.

Who are you?

You have a relevant degree at the university level or equivalent knowledge required in other ways and at least three years of experience of qualified work with private fundraising. Since this is a management position, we also want you to have at least two years experience in a management or leadership position. You have a passion for and in-depth experience of working with both traditional and digital fundraising. You have excellent communicative skills in both English and Swedish.

If you have experience in cooperative business development and/or experience of development cooperation donor relations, especially Sida and EU, we see it as an extra plus. Since we are a global organization, we also hope that you have work and/or life experience from one or several of our program countries.

As a leader, you formulate vision and goals as well as the way forward in dialogue with your team. You build mutual trust and collaborate with your staff and with other internal and external partners. When needed you can adjust the work to new prerequisites, and you are open to trying new creative methods. You are decisive, accountable, and communicative aiming to create clarity and flow in the work. Empowering others is important for you, and you like to see your staff perform and grow in their roles. You make sure that you as a team reach and celebrate results. You like to work in an intercultural organization, and we hope that you can further contribute to our diversity of experiences.

What we can offer you

At We Effect/Vi Agroforestry we strive not only to do things right but also to do the right things. We challenge the status quo and encourage innovation. Our values transparency, respect, and together, guide us in our work and in relation to our colleagues. This is how we form our organizational culture. We are intercultural organizations where diversity and inclusion are our cornerstones. As an employee, you will both contribute to our organizations with your competencies, experiences, and networks but also help us to develop our culture further. We strive to have the best work environment and even if your main workplace for this position will be Stockholm, we can offer you great opportunities to work both from the office and from home or elsewhere. As a global organization with staff around the world, our working language is English.


Apply by uploading your CV and cover letter to Impactpool no later than the 23rd of January 2022. We would like you to write your application documents in English.

The employment is a permanent position with a six months probation period. Given that this is a new position, the starting date is as soon as possible.

We Effect works actively with diversity and inclusion in the organization. We welcome applicants regardless of sex, gender identity or expression, race, color, ethnicity, religious belief, political opinion, national extraction, social origin, HIV status, age, disability, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, and/or trade union membership or activities.


For any further questions about We Effect and/or Vi Agroforestry or the role,
please contact:

Ingrid Wibom, Head of Human Resources, ingrid.wibom@weeffect.org
Lotta Nannmark, Unionen, lotta.nannmark@weeffect.org


If you want to alert We Effect on suspected discrimination, corruption, or other serious misconduct during the recruitment process, do not hesitate to use our Whistleblowing System.