Fundraising Consultant for North Korean Human Rights NGO

Employer Korea Future Initiative
Deadline 30. April 2020
Type Freelance
Location Worldwide
Level Mid-career (3-7 years experience required)


We are Korea Future Initiative. We document violations, establish truths, and sound alarms.

Based in London, Korea Future Initiative (KFI) is an NGO that supports human rights in North Korea. We use information technologies and documentation methods to organise and present data about violations. We are passionate about establishing the truth and advocating for justice. Our team works in London, Seoul and throughout China and Southeast Asia, and includes North Korean exiles.

KFI is deeply rooted in the North Korean human rights movement, with over a decade of experience and a high level of expertise in documenting human rights abuses. We are a group of human rights researchers and North Korean exiles who act strategically on specific and pressing human rights violations. Our work started in 2013 with the European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea, an organisation dedicated to platforming exiled North Korean voices. In 2019, we have evolved into a leader in critical under-reported issues, such as sexual violence in North Korea.

KFI is a small, locally based organisation that punches above its weight. We have provided direct support to victims, briefed governments around the world, been the first to report on violations, rescued North Koreans from danger, and have mobilised the exiled community to speak out. Our strong networks across the United Kingdom and South Korea afford us with a remarkable network and level of trust with human rights organisations, rescue organisations, and exile-led North Korean NGOs.

You can learn more about us here


KFI is entirely dependent on donations and grants and whilst the charity has been lucky during 2019/20 in being awarded some substantial and game-changing grants, we do not have any regular sources of funding to rely on nor do we have a full pipeline of funding providers to approach. Without reasonably reliable regular funding it will be hard to develop KFI in a way which involves ongoing regular expenditure covering both core and project costs.

KFI is seeking a consultant with a record of achievement in securing grant funding for human rights programmes. The consultant will report to the Executive Director of KFI and deliver the following outputs and activities:
1. Identify funding opportunities from UK and non-UK grant makers to support KFI core and project activities. Measured by a donor pipeline consisting of at least 50 potential prospects to approach.
2. Secure grant funding to support KFI core and project activities. Measured by the achievement of £150,000 fundraising target for the financial year 2020/21.
3. Initiate, prepare, write and submit grant applications. Measured by submission of a minimum 10 grant applications sized £30,000+/each.

• Significant grants fundraising experience for international human rights and international development sectors.
• Significant network of human rights and international development funders


• Knowledge of the human rights sector and ability to demonstrate a commitment to the values and mission of KFI

It is anticipated that a consultant will be formally engaged in January 2020 and that substantially all of the work will be completed by late August 2020. This will be confirmed at interview stage. This role can be performed remotely from anywhere with internet access.

The agreed fee would be paid at intervals according to an agreed delivery plan and on receipt of an invoice.

The consultant is responsible for all income tax liabilities and National Insurance or similar contributions relating to the fee payment as required by law. The consultant required to have relevant insurances in place including Professional Indemnity Insurance and, if appropriate, Employers’ Liability Insurance as required by law. On appointment, the contractor will need to provide a statement about how they manage personal data to GDPR.


Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants are required to submit:
• An up-to-date CV
• A maximum 2-page proposal, laying out how they plan to approach the work, the timelines they would envisage, the costs, the final deliverables to KFI, and a list of three professional references.

The candidates will be shortlisted for an interview via Zoom or Skype on ongoing basis until the right successful candidate is appointed.

Applications should be sent to the following email address: For all enquiries or questions about this brief or application process please contact Sultan Torshkhoev at

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About the author

Ada Hasanagic

Ada Hasanagić is a human rights professional currently working as a researcher at the Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Previously, Ada graduated with honors from the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology and the University of Buckingham in the fields of Political Science and International Relations. Also, she earned a master’s degree in Democracy and Human Rights from the University of Sarajevo and University of Bologna.