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Fundraising And Communication Manager

Closing: Jan 25, 2023

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Published: Jan 16, 2023 (21 days ago)

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Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing strategies, implementing and monitoring fundraising plan to develop and expand Faraja’s mission and objectives. The job holder will also be responsible for developing the communication strategy which will maximise opportunities for advocacy, fundraising, visibility and build Faraja’s reputation.

Person specifications

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Project Management, Social Development or Health Systems Management, or other relevant degree
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field is added advantage
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ work experience in the Not for Profit sector, in resource mobilisation, donor compliance and management, marketing, public relations, events management, developing sustainability strategies. Monitoring Evaluation Reporting and Learning, strategic networking, collaboration and partnership management, and records management
  • Must have had an executive career in community development, a health or clinical setting, community sector or like-minded Non-Governmental or Government Institution.
  • Must possess excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Must demonstrate ability to work effectively with a diverse range of individuals, flexibility and adaptability.
  • Must possess planning, coordinating, delegating and organising skills.
  • Must demonstrate ability to be a team player, build and manage relationships both internally and externally.
  • Must be analytical and demonstrate the ability to synthesize large amount of information for reporting and proposal writing purposes.
  • Must be proactive, creative, innovative and willing to take initiative.
  • Must possess negotiation and time management skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be proficient in information technology skills including virtual meeting platforms, MS Office Suite, internet, social media platforms, data processing and security.


Responsibilities
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing strategies, implementing and monitoring fundraising plan to develop and expand Faraja’s mission and objectives. The job holder will also be responsible for developing the communication strategy which will maximise opportunities for advocacy, fundraising, visibility and build Faraja’s reputation.

Person specifications

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Project Management, Social Development or Health Systems Management, or other relevant degree
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field is added advantage
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ work experience in the Not for Profit sector, in resource mobilisation, donor compliance and management, marketing, public relations, events management, developing sustainability strategies. Monitoring Evaluation Reporting and Learning, strategic networking, collaboration and partnership management, and records management
  • Must have had an executive career in community development, a health or clinical setting, community sector or like-minded Non-Governmental or Government Institution.
  • Must possess excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Must demonstrate ability to work effectively with a diverse range of individuals, flexibility and adaptability.
  • Must possess planning, coordinating, delegating and organising skills.
  • Must demonstrate ability to be a team player, build and manage relationships both internally and externally.
  • Must be analytical and demonstrate the ability to synthesize large amount of information for reporting and proposal writing purposes.
  • Must be proactive, creative, innovative and willing to take initiative.
  • Must possess negotiation and time management skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be proficient in information technology skills including virtual meeting platforms, MS Office Suite, internet, social media platforms, data processing and security.


Fund Raising

  • Develop strategies, implement, and monitor a comprehensive fundraising plan to develop and expand Faraja’s mission and objectives.
  • Cultivate and strengthen existing donor relationships and actively pursue prospects by using multiple cultivation techniques including one-on-one meetings, events, and other fundraising touchpoints.
  • Demonstrate and foster respectful donor cultivation and stewardship within the team and the organisation.
  • Research, maintain and develop a regional and local list of individuals, foundations, and corporate prospects in the region.
  • Identify and develop relationships with corporate entities that adhere to Faraja’s gift acceptance policy.
  • Manage the grant funding process including the application and drafting of proposals and all necessary follow up.
  • Organise fundraising events that will raise visibility of and funds for Faraja’s program.
  • Primary point of contact for funding, donations and fundraising event inquiries.
  • Provide regular reports on Faraja’s programs and services with relations to fundraising activities and budgets.
  • Develop and implement an effective resource mobilisation and sustainability plans and ensure alignment with Faraja’s direction.

Communication

  • Increasing awareness and generating wide uptake of Faraja services
  • Manage the day-to-day social media platforms.
  • Ensure consistency of messaging in all fundraising communications.
  • Develop fund-raising publications, communications materials, such as press releases, donor care letters and reports for Trustees.
  • Ensure engagement with and communication to Faraja Donors, Partners, and stakeholders is carried out professionally and within expected standards.
  • Ensuring good management and maintenance of a strong positive Faraja brand reputation.
  • Ensure Faraja’s profile is enhanced through active media presence.
  • Ensure there is a clear communication strategy which maximizes opportunities for advocacy, fundraising and builds Faraja’s reputation.
  • Establish strong trusted Donor, Partner and Stakeholder relationships that can be leveraged to help deliver the vision of Faraja.

Database Management

  • Maintains a complete and accurate database record of donors and funding received.
  • Ability to use research to identify donor prospects from Faraja’s current database.
  • Organise the donor database to ensure it responds to the Donor management needs of the Organisation.


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