Our Newest Openings >> LAC Fund Development and Reporting Officer
LAC Fund Development and Reporting Officer
Title:LAC Fund Development and Reporting Officer


Job Title: Fund Development and Reporting Officer – Latin America and Caribbean
Industry: Non-profit/International Development
Function: Fund and Partnership Development and Reporting
Job Location: Hybrid from Bogota LAC regional base preferably, or home-based from LAC
Start Date: Immediate
Term: At-will employment

Build Change is an award-winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with 17 years’ experience delivering innovative, cost-effective, and scalable solutions to improve housing performance before the next earthquake or windstorm. Our mission is to prevent housing loss caused by disasters. We mobilize people, money, and technology to transform systems for regulating, financing, building, and improving houses around the world.

Build Change is a trusted advisor among governments, NGO’s, the World Bank, and other institutions working on disaster-resilient housing in emerging economies, having developed building standards and influenced policies and programs in 24 countries with over 140 partners. Our efforts have led to 78,000 people being trained in disaster-resistant design and construction, who in turn have built new or structurally strengthened more than 93,000 safer buildings, protecting over $1.5 billion in housing infrastructure assets and over half a million lives.

Build Change believes that all people have the right to live and learn in homes and schools that will protect them. In the case of earthquakes and windstorms, most deaths can be attributed to the collapse of poorly designed and built housing, and women and children are disproportionately impacted. UN-Habitat estimates that 3 billion people will live in substandard housing by 2030. Investment in resilient housing is a critical step in preparing for future natural events and pandemics. COVID-19 has reinforced the importance of the housing unit and the environment we now live, learn and work in.

To learn more about us and our programs visit www.buildchange.org.

For the position of the Fund Development and Reporting Officer – Latin America and Caribbean, Build Change is seeking an experienced, innovative, outgoing, bilingual individual with a proven track record of raising funds, winning contracts, building partnerships and brand recognition for an international non-profit social enterprise. The successful candidate should have documented success in researching, positioning, writing and winning technical grant and contract proposals for donors, such as International Philanthropic Foundations, USAID, World Bank, American Red Cross, UN agencies and others. The successful candidate should also have proven experience in negotiating partnerships with corporations, multi-laterals and NGOs and a prior track record of leading the development of a portfolio of grants and contracts of at least $1M per year.

This position reports to the VP of Programs – Latin America and the Caribbean, with frequent interaction with the Global Fund Development Team. This position may be located preferably in Bogotá, Colombia or a LAC location to be convened. This position does not include relocation nor expat benefits beyond agreed-on salary. The main focus of this position will be to raise funds for Build Change’s initiatives in Central America and the Caribbean, both in post disaster and prevention programs, and to also support fundraising efforts for our Colombia program and other South American country expansion ventures.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead in securing at least US $1M per year in grants or contracts.
  • Develop at least 2 major funded partnerships per year with corporations, governments, multi-laterals, NGOs, or other agencies.
  • Work with the fund development team to develop, diversify and execute Build Change’s annual fundraising plan for Latin America and the Caribbean, and exceed fundraising goals.
  • Perform grant and award research, cultivation, positioning, and proposal writing for unrestricted funding from foundations, HNWIs, corporations and other agencies.
  • Perform research, cultivation, positioning, and proposal writing for program funding from partner agencies for Build Change’s LAC program; translate proposals into local languages if needed.
  • Work with the VP of Programs - Latin America and the Caribbean to build relationships with partner institutions and market Build Change’s design services, technical resources, training programs, DRR programs, and PPP incentives programs to another humanitarian, multi-lateral, and non-profit agencies.
  • Write applications for technical/housing awards.
  • Work with The Executive Team and HQ staff to identify and cultivate HNWIs with interest in supporting Build Change LAC programs.
  • Prepare and submit fund development pipeline reports and partnership tracking reports to the VP of Programs - Latin America and the Caribbean, CEO and Board of Directors.
  • Use and regularly update Trello, Salesforce, Constant Contact, and other donor databases and marketing tools.
  • Work closely with program management, structural engineering team leader and construction training team leader to produce on-time, high-quality grant and progress reports.
  • Contribute to the development of success stories, promotional videos, and other fund and partnership development collateral and regularly interface with HQ staff for dissemination of such materials through website, social media, and other channels.
  • Work with HQ staff to update professional marketing packets aimed at multi-laterals, governments, corporations, NGOs, INGOs, UN and other agencies rebuilding or retrofitting houses and schools in earthquake-prone emerging countries.
  • Represent Build Change in networks and meetings with such organizations.
  • Advocate for Build Change’s strategic priorities and interests with governments, multilateral agencies, and large funders.


You have:

  • Full language proficiency in English and Spanish, in both verbal and writing skills.
  • A bachelor’s degree in a development or non-profit related field such as but not limited to international development, international relations, economics, business or journalism. A master’s degree is a plus.
  • Previously worked in or for initiatives for the Caribbean and/or Latin America.


Your experience includes:

  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in a similar position with demonstrated fund and partnership development.
  • Fundraising for an international non-profit social enterprise or similar private sector business, with a proven record of winning grants and contracts and exceeding fundraising or business development goals.
  • Partnership development with a diverse set of stakeholders within the international development sector, philanthropies and/or corporate donors.

You are able to:

  • Understand international development, communicate and develop strategic relations with its different stakeholders.
  • Have outgoing interpersonal skills, a high energy level, and an ability to speak persuasively in front of prospective donors and clients.
  • Tailor your communication style to the audience you are communicating with.
  • Be competent with social media, donor data management systems and e-newsletters (such as Trello, Salesforce, Constant Contact, giving websites).
  • Demonstrate superior professional writing, presentation, and communication skills.
  • Show the ability to work independently, be flexible and adaptable to a team spanning different time zones and cultures, and travel throughout the region as needed.

You would describe yourself as:

  • Optimistic, flexible, humble, patient, and having a good sense of humor.
  • Self-motivated, organized, and open to new ideas.

And maybe you also:

  • Understand housing as a top humanitarian priority.
  • Have a feel for innovative technology and its applications in the humanitarian sector.
  • Speak French or Portuguese.

Then please visit www.buildchange.org/about/careers and select the link for this position. Applications will be accepted until filled and will be reviewed as received. Build Change is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified women and citizens of Build Change’s program countries are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls please.

ApplicantStack powered by Swipeclock