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Regional Donor Relation Manager

Diakonia is looking for a Donor Relation Manager to Asia


We now seek a Regional Donor Relations Manager to Asia. We offer you an exciting job in an international environment where you, together with our talented employees and partner organizations, will change the world!


We know that it is possible to change the world. But we also know that it takes time and requires persistence and courage. Diakonia is a Swedish faith-based development organization that works to change unfair structures that generate poverty, inequality, oppression, and violence. We work with around 400 local partner organizations in about 25 countries in four continents. Diakonia’s identity is characterized by five values: Solidarity, Justice, Courage, Commitment and Accountability. They serve as both a reminder of who we are, and a description of the work we do.


Role & responsibilities

The Regional Donor Relations Manager will facilitate access, build relationship, and manage new donors and strategic allies. The person will develop, produce and lead planning and coordination of concept notes and proposals between national, regional, and global levels within Diakonia and assure synergies and quality. All donor engagement activities are to be carried out in collaboration with the group of peers, the regional and country management, and the regional communicator.


Main tasks

  • Raise funds for Diakonia’s programs and projects in Asia
  • Produce donor engagement plans and strategies, donor analysis, develop innovative practices, and knowledge management for fundraising.
  • Draft and present concept notes and proposals for donors, including components of innovation and added value.
  • Explore and strengthen relationships with existing and new strategic allies and donors to build a knowledge base, analysis, and relationships of trust.
  • Provide capacity building for regional and country offices
  • Prepare the organization for new donor funding opportunities and non-traditional sources.
  • Collaborate with Communication and Fundraising department at the head office and with the regional Communication Advisor on packaging and design of donor attractive communication material.
  • Assist other regions based on needs and competence and ensure that internal learnings and best practices are shared in the organization.



We are looking for a person with an innovative and flexible mind with the social skills to forge partnerships built on trust, interest and a strong commitment and support for the rights holders of Asia. You are willing to work independently while always grounded in Diakonia’s work and contributing to a positive work climate. For you it is natural to contribute to a more equal society through anti-racist and gender conscious behavior. You are eager to go beyond the usual donor-recipient dynamics and think outside the box in new ways to communicate and create mutual engagement with new and existing donors.



  • Minimum three years documented experience of successful fundraising
  • Experience from development aid sector, preferably in Asia, including proposal writing, program design and reporting.  
  • Experience from working with the civil society 
  • Experience from Diakonia’s thematic priorities, human rights, democracy, and gender justice
  • Excellent English language skills, 
  • Strong networking and relation building skills 


This is a plus:

  • Network and contacts with and knowledge of potential new donors for Diakonia in Asia.
  • Experience in campaigning and advocacy.
  • Experience of working with faith-based organizations.


We offer: An attractive and secure work environment and you will become part of a culture that is characterized by commitment, openness, and participation. We value work-life balance; the possibility to develop competence, and the right challenge to remain professionally motivated.


Place in the organisation: The Donor Relations Manager reports directly to the Regional Director based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.


Location: Preferably Chiang Mai or Bangkok, Thailand. Other options can be discussed

Start date: Soon as possible.

Employment type: The contract is for a defined term of 1.5 years, with possibilities of extension.

Travel requirement: The job requires frequent trips to the region's national offices and other countries.

Fee: In line with regional salary structure and policy.


How to apply

Please download Application Form to be filled in English and submitted to no later than March 31, 2021.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Diakonia is an equal opportunity employer. All Diakonia Representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of Child Abuse. In addition, it is Diakonia’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of Child Abuse.

Contact : 053-300099

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