Impunity Watch




Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands (other locations may be considered where long-distance working is feasible)


Contract: Full time


Remuneration: Competitive package, dependent on experience.


Duration: Permanent post, dependent on funding


Deadline: 20 August 2011. Interested candidates are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible before that date.


Start Date: 15 September 2011, or as soon as possible thereafter.


IW is also interested in hearing from candidates who may fulfill part of the person specification, and will consider both employment and consultancy arrangements.


About the organisation:

Impunity Watch (IW) is a Netherlands-based international non-profit group founded in 2008 to help societies emerging from a violent past shape how truth, criminal justice, reparations and non-recurrence are sought, with the overall goal of promoting a culture of human rights, participatory democracy and the rule of law. Its research-for-policy work began in 2005 within Dutch development organisation Solidaridad, and covers Europe, Central America and the Great Lakes of Africa.


Job Description


IW seeks a dynamic fundraising professional, committed to a stronger democratic participation in human rights research and policy, to lead its development. The position demands strong leadership, organisational and interpersonal skills, and will offer a stimulating work environment within the field of international human rights protection.


Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Executive Director, the Development Coordinator is responsible for fundraising, donor relationship and contract management, and facilitating the development and realisation of project, programme and organisational plans by IW’s teams in the Netherlands, Guatemala and Burundi.


Tasks include:



  • Assisting and facilitating the design of new projects, with responsibility for bringing together and finalising narrative and financial documents for internal and external purposes;



  • Pursuing opportunities for accessing funding for IW’s work, including donor research, contacts and relationship-building;
  • Presenting proposals for funding to donors, based on an agreed fundraising strategy, which will involve preparing appropriate narrative and financial documentation;



  • Ensuring all grant obligations are understood by all relevant members of staff;
  • Ensuring compliance with all grant contracts, through timely communications and reporting;



  • Maintaining a current, accurate analysis of IW’s financial information, so as to inform fundraising strategy and comply with grant management requirements;
  • General advice and assistance to the Director in relation to project and organisational development and performance.


Person Specification


  • Degree or equivalent.


  • At least three years’ experience of raising funds for human rights, justice and/or rule of law projects;
  • Demonstrable experience of creating fundraising strategies;
  • Proven track record of meeting funding targets;
  • Proven experience of writing project proposals.
  • Proven experience of budgeting and complex budget analysis;
  • Significant experience of managing donor relationships and contracts;

Knowledge, competencies and skills

  • Excellent writing skills in English, with knowledge of how to meet the application requirements of governmental donors and private foundations
  • Excellent numerical skills, with knowledge of different approaches to budgeting and budget analysis, and the issues facing an international organisation with offices in different countries;
  • Some knowledge of global transitional justice/ conflict/ civil society development issues, and the ability to acquire new knowledge quickly;
  • Ability to clearly and effectively conceptualise, plan, communicate and execute ideas;
  • Ability to engage well with culturally-diverse colleagues, and lead team efforts to produce successful results to target;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate with a range of donor and partner organisations;
  • Well-developed IT skills, particularly in using excel to develop and manage complex budgets.

To Apply:

Please submit a current resume and short cover letter describing suitability for the post and motivations for applying to

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I wish to request that you may open a branch office in Nigeria. I promise to be of assistance to that effect. Infact, it is not a gainsay that Nigeria and Nigerians need such an organisation, to assist in managing all conflicts that are challenging the peacefull coexistance of our great nation. I passionatedly wait and look foreward to your respond. Thank you.

Compliments of the day, Mr Dari and everyone reading!


Many people off the shores of Nigeria probably wouldn’t know that a lot of CSOs exist/work in the country, but at least all Nigerians in the country should be very much aware of the fact; it is not a thing of nomenclature, so all of them must not be “Impunity Watch.” Again, Most of the problems in the country are actually ethno-religious, which makes them, if you will, ‘intractable.’ And, unless primordial sentiments are addressed through round-tables we would continue to wonder what might happen in the neighbourhood, even the next minute. There is a lot of negative religious influence on the primitive Northern Nigerians, and if you want to talk about what happens in southern Nigeria-I know you are not-then you would be talking about ‘just demands’ for fair treatment/end to marginalisation. In-as-much-as the proliferation of Civil Society Organisations would help, it would be wrong to deny that many of them are very strong and active.


Ironically, the northern political and religious leaders have reasonable level of western education, live in state of the art houses, ride in porche vehicles, send their children to the best schools in town or overseas-in the Middle East, Europe, America or elsewhere, but they would not want to liberate the ‘almajiri’ and pastoralists for whom the government spend a whole lot to fund their education, but to no avail. Why? Because the mindset has been destroyed by archaic ideologies! As a result they make enemies, even in their neighbourhood. It is very much different in Western Nigeria where there is equally a huge concentration of Muslims, and they are open to modernity/western education. This thing called ‘indoctrination’ has really eaten deep into the veins of people, and that is one major reason why somebody woke up one day in 1980 and caused trouble in Kano State with their Maitatsine sect, and barely 2 decades later Boko Haram was founded in 2002 in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. Most unfortunately, Muhammed Marwa who led the Maitatsine sect in 1980 was killed and Muhammed Yusuf, a considerably rich Nigerian youth who enjoyed a rich family lifestyle and leader of the Boko Haram sect was equally killed after he was captured by the Nigeria Army and handed over to the police for prosecution. So who is really behind all this?

Compliment. ONYEJELEM, E. U. Thanks for your responds. However, I am not satisfied with your answer. Please, I need further clarifications as to my resquest of opening the office in Nigeria. Thanks.

Compliments of the day, Sior!

I must tell you that I am not against such move; I will give it the best of my support if called upon. Howbeit, I would not like it to be seen as the first of its kind in the country because there are many CSOs working in that area; the major obstacle to their activities is funding.

Call opon me for collaboration, anytime.

Every good wish!


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