SIHA Network Fundraising Associate Jobs in Uganda

SIHA Network Fundraising Associate Jobs in Uganda

Summary and Objectives of the Position

  • Under the supervision of the Regional Programmes Manager (RPM), and in close collaboration with SIHA Program team particularly SIHA Head of Finance and Administration, the Fundraising Associate (FA) will be responsible for identifying funding opportunities, developing concept notes and proposals and drafting activities budget and logframes, while working on building partnerships with like-minded agencies, and liaising with donors and potential partners.

  • SIHA is a growing organization and is seeking candidates capable of contributing to this growth and assisting SIHA to make important impacts on women and girls’ well-being in the Horn of Africa.

    Key Responsibilities

    SIHA anticipates that the Fundraising Associate’s focus will be on meeting the following core responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with SIHA Programmes team, plan and coordinate all activities related to fundraising and programme development;

  • Lead research of new funding prospects through online research and networking

  • Compile and maintain a database of local and international donors and follow up on donors’ news, and fundraising opportunities;

  • Collaborate with SIHA program team in designing fundraising strategy; Drive tactical achievements of the fundraising strategy, and revise the strategy to meet changing needs;

  • Develop concept notes and proposals in consultation with relevant staff members and partners;

  • Ensure all requirements are met in the submission of proposals and concept notes;

  • Participate in the promotion of SIHA work and locally and regionally;

  • Liaise and communicate with donors as per direction;

  • Develop and maintain an understanding of the contextual environment and needs of the communities with which SIHA works in order to design responsive programming;

  • Conduct desk research as required to maintain an understanding of current trends and innovations in programme development;

  • Work closely with SIHA Communications and Advocacy Officer and suggest fundraising and / or communication and events as per request and to support programme implementation when needed.

  • Support due diligence and contract signing process

    Candidate Key Competencies

  • Strong experience in proposal development and strong research skills are required for this post ;

  • Must have a strong understanding and interest in the Horn of Africa region, and understanding of the root causes of women subordination in the HoA;

  • Commitment to women’s rights and equality and interest in civil society is important quality for this post.

  • Must have a proven track record of writing and successful fundraising;

  • A strong writing and analytical skills are essential for this post;

  • Have a strong sense of initiative with the ability to learn fast and be flexible in times of increased workload;

  • Able to work independently, with minimal supervision;

  • Detail-oriented, creative, and able to work efficiently under tight deadlines

    Qualifications Sought:

  • Strong academic background in the fields of Humanities / Social Sciences , International Development, Gender Studies and/or Human Rights;

  • A good understanding of the political and human rights dynamics in the Horn of Africa;

  • A minimum of 3 years of work experience in fundraising in the fields of gender, civil society and/or human rights;

  • Extensive knowledge and experience working with civil society organizations and/or donor agencies;

  • Strong knowledge of fundraising dynamics and trends, good understandings of proposal format and application and procedures of key donors, including Logical Framework, budgeting and development of project timelines, etc.;

  • Excellent command of English language with strong written and verbal communication skills

    How to Apply

  • Interested Candidates are asked to provide their current CV and Cover Letter and Expression of Interest in applying and relevant experience/expertise, to SIHA’s Human Resources Department

  • by 23RD OF November 2020. Please enter “Application Materials: SIHA Network: Fundraising Associate” in the subject line

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