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Head of Strategic Partnerships - Asia

Organisation Name Tara Climate
Location Asia (remote) or Australia (remote)
Date Posted 2023-03-08
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 1031401
  • Address the climate crisis with an expanding international foundation
  • Apply your philanthropy, fundraising, CSR or programmatic expertise
  • Ideally Asia based - must have work permit


The Organisation
With a vision of a just and thriving Asia powered by renewable energy, Tara Climate Foundation is a new and rapidly expanding philanthropic initiative focusing on South, Southeast, and East Asia (excluding China and India). Tara Climate supports think tanks, civil society, research organisations, and other non-state actors to accelerate Asia’s energy transformation.
Tara plays three main roles in the region: providing grants to a diverse group of partners in the region, constantly developing and assessing strategy, and convening partners within and across borders.
The issue of climate change makes up just 2% of philanthropic giving worldwide, with that figure being even smaller in Asia.  Significantly more resources are needed to combat climate change in this decisive decade.

Benefits, Culture, Location
  • Work with a dynamic international team with a results-oriented approach
  • A flexible work environment and a space to learn the sector, develop and challenge yourself
  • A residence permit is required, an Asian language is an asset
  • Australian citizens/PRs in Australia will be considered
  • Committed to regional leadership, preference to candidates from the region
  • Internationally competitive compensation with occasional travel
  • Initial one-year contract, strong possibility for renewal annually

The Role
Reporting to the CEO and working closely with the team, you will develop an ambitious strategy to steward strong partnerships with existing funders, including timely submissions, progress reporting, and renewal and donor communications cycles. You will also cultivate and grow new partnerships with high value individual donors and philanthropic foundations who are possibly considering climate philanthropy for the first time. 
You will be responsible for overseeing, crafting and refining proposals and grant reporting, identifying risks or potential issues, and defining solutions by liaising with the programmatic and operational heads. Responsible for organising and coordinating funder meetings, you will create compelling presentations and promotional materials and take the lead in writing the annual funders report with support from the programme team.

Skills Required
You are a keen critical thinker with a strategic mindset and a proven ability to learn and articulate technical concepts. You have senior experience related to philanthropy, funder relations or programme management. Experience either working for, or interacting with, philanthropic foundations or international NGOs is an advantage and familiarity with climate or energy is ideal. In addition you will possess the following skills and attributes;
  • Professionalism in working with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English and ideally in other Asian languages
  • Strong ability to consolidate data and present in a compelling manner
  • Strong presentation skills to senior stakeholders, especially in PowerPoint
  • Track record of working with discretion and confidentiality
  • Excellent project management and coordination skills
  • High emotional intelligence, enjoys working in a collaborative team setting

If you are deeply committed to addressing the climate crisis, and you meet most of the criteria above, please send your resume and cover letter, addressing the skills required, quoting #1031401 or call Lois Freeke in Melbourne on +61 (0)3 8080 8978.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

NGO Recruitment values equitable recruitment practices and is committed to representing candidates reflective of the diverse organisations and communities we work with. We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds, ages, and identities, and are happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs. If you are interested in this position and have most of the skills or experience we are looking for, please go ahead and apply.

Visa and working rights required for Asia (except Singapore) and Australia

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.