The purpose of a Fundraiser is to mobilise resources (both financial and in kind) to enable sustainable impact. This is done through developing networks of donors and partners and providing technical expertise. The service offering includes identifying opportunities aligned to priority needs, raising awareness, crafting proposals/applications, writing concise and informative reports and acting as donor liaison/relationship manager.
In addition, the role will manage the Communications Strategy, which includes social media posts, newsletters, website articles and related public relations activities in conjunction with the various Academies.
Responsibilities and duties
Give strategic input into and manage implementation of the specific Fund Development programme
Identify and cultivate prospective new supporters
Draft funding proposals to secure undedicated and dedicated funding
Manage the donor relationship, including deliver of timely and impactful reports
Manage the Communications Strategy which includes social media posts, newsletters, website articles and related public relations activities in conjunction with various the Academies; and
Be prepared and willing to perform tasks outside the given job description when asked from time to time.
A Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in one of the social sciences/ communications or similar
A specific qualification in fundraising (certificate/diploma) would be an advantage
A minimum of five years’ experience in fundraising
Full understanding of fundraising best practices and a track record in successful fundraising
Knowledge of and experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning, including developing Theories of Change
The ability to write clear, compelling, concept notes and proposals
The ability to collate information from disparate sources to provide timely and impactful donor reports, which requires an ability to build relationships with staff in remote areas
A firm grasp of research and analysis
An understanding of the potential of the various communication channels/platforms
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills (English);
An ability to work under pressure and honour deadlines
An ability to travel as required; and
Possession of a valid driver’s license.