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Fund Development Advisor - Corporate Relations (f/m)

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

Purpose of the positionTo play an active role within the Fund Development team in the region and provide support to the National Associations in developing comprehensive multi-year fundraising strategies to grow and diversify sustainable income in priority markets. This includes driving the development of learning and capacity building initiatives tailored to the needs of country offices, alongside pro-actively identifying opportunities to engage new donors and partners within the region
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Marketing (or related field)
  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant fundraising experience, with 2 years’ working for an INGO (preferably within the region)
  • Working in a multi-location/matrix organization
  • Fluent in oral and written communication. Working knowledge of French is desirable
  • Regional language (e.g. Kiswahili, Igbo, etc.)
  • Strong Computer skills in Microsoft Office Packages
  • Good consulting, analytical and critical thinking skills, organized and results driven
  • Good planning and coordination skills
  • Assertiveness and endurance
  • Good self-management skills


Key performance areas and main responsibilities1.  Provide close, ‘hands-on’ support to National Associations in developing fundraising strategies and sustainable funding streams, including providing detailed technical advice in the implementation of annual action plans and pre-agreed KPIs
2.  Provide technical support to increase and diversify funding opportunities by providing strategic direction, which includes the following areas:
  • Corporate fundraising (donations, cause related marketing activities, donations-in-kind, etc.)
  • Individual fundraising (sporadic and committed donations via direct mailing, online fundraising, Face-to-Face, digital, telephonic and bequest initiatives)
  • Government Subsidies (support from Government contributions)
  • Data Management and Analysis
3.  Ensure global strategic objectives for fund development are translated into appropriate regional and national action plans by supporting the development and implementation of effective fundraising techniques and skills
4.  Support the development of a strong fund development network in the region through the coordination of activities and advice in the implementation of agreed annual plans. This includes organizing ‘on the job’ training, regional meetings and virtual calls to build capacity and share ‘best practice’ examples
5.  Support the initiation of exchanges and cultivation of partnerships with new individual/corporate donors through representing the organization’s mission/regional objectives. This also includes supporting the National Associations in maintaining effective donor relations at a country/local level.
6.  Explore new fundraising markets and opportunities for innovation through research and the development of ‘pilot’ campaigns in strategic funding areas, including online/digital, individual giving (F2F / mass market) and major donors/High Net Worth Individuals.
7.  Participate in cross-functional processes to enable the regional office to benefit from synergies and operational efficiencies, where and when possible

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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