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Join our Coral Guardian team!

Join our Coral Guardian team!
Publié par Coral Guardian | Publié le 31 December 2021



Financial Partnerships & Development Manager

CDD/CDI – Start of February 2022


Our Coral Guardian team is looking for a development and financial partnerships manager.


About our NGO


Coral Guardian is a French NGO founded in 2012 to protect and restore coral ecosystems around the world by involving local communities for their own benefit. Our actions follow three axes:

  • Participatory marine conservation, to create sustainable, locally managed models of coral ecosystem conservation;
  • Outreach programmes among local and international communities about the importance of coral ecosystems and the threats they face;
  • Science, to contribute to scientific knowledge of coral ecosystems and their restoration, according to the interests and needs of local communities.


Job responsibilities


  • Develop the NGO’s economic model.
  • Find new sources of funding and ways of communicating with our financial partners.
  • Ensure and monitor the administrative tools linked to financial partnerships.
  • Maintain fluid communication with financial partners.
  • Make the link between partners, conservation actions on the ground, and communication.
  • Take part in the development of the general and specific strategy for fundraising.
  • Take part in the implementation of new projects.
  • Support team members when needed and in interdependent tasks.
  • Take care of some of the NGO’s internal administrative tasks.


Detailed job description




– Monitoring, prospecting and launching of partnerships

  • Monitor the various companies that contact us.
  • Search for new contacts and carry out an active prospecting mailing.
  • Take part in events useful for the prospecting of new partners.
  • Ensure requests are answered (answer emails and calls, and/or making appointments).
  • Create dedicated projects around a defined budget and set up partnerships (drafting of agreements, define the framework, calls for donations).


– Follow-up and animate the partners’ network

  • Ensure smooth communication with partners and the administrative follow-up of partnerships (provisional budgets, sending tax receipts, drawing up balance sheets, etc.).
  • Ensure the follow-up and relaying of information with the various stakeholders (follow-up reports, communication elements, etc.).
  • Update tools to monitor partnerships and prospects, as well as monitor the objectives and implementation of dedicated projects.


Call for projects


  • Monitor and select calls for projects.
  • Ensure the drafting of responses to the various calls.
  • Ensure the administrative and relational follow-up of calls for projects.




  • Analysis and synthesis of financial results.
  • Assistance with accounting (monitoring of budget forecasts, invoice management).


Required skills and personal characteristics


  • You have a real affinity with ecology and the marine world, and are concerned by current global issues.
  • You have a good command of the French language, and you speak and write well in English. If you speak Spanish, this is a plus.
  • You feel comfortable communicating with people from different backgrounds.
  • You have a university degree.
  • If you have experience in fundraising and/or partnerships, this is a plus.
  • You are comfortable with numbers, computers, word processing tools and spreadsheet calculations.
  • You have good interpersonal skills and you are autonomous, organised, dynamic and proactive.


Location of activity

France (Lyon / Paris ideally), to be defined. 

Start date of the contract

Between 01/02/2022 and 30/02/2022

Type of contract 

French 3-month CDD  : renewable once for a period of 3 months, with the possibility of a permanent contract afterwards.

Salary: 1,800 euros / month NET, 35 hours per week.

To apply

Application to be sent to before 21st January :

CV (2 pages maximum)

– A short cover letter (1 page maximum)

– An idea / proposal for the development of Coral Guardian, or other ideas if you feel like it.

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