SOS Regional Fund Development Adviser Jobs in Ethiopia

SOS Regional Fund Development Adviser Jobs in Ethiopia

Purpose of the position

  • To 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

    Key performance areas and main responsibilities

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Participate in cross-functional processes to enable the regional office to benefit from synergies and operational efficiencies, where and when possible


  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences (or related field)

  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant fundraising experience, with 2 years’ working for an INGO (preferably within the region)

  • English (fluent in oral and written communication)


  • French (good command of oral and written communication)

  • 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.

  • Working in a multi-location/matrix organization

  • Good planning and coordination skills

  • Assertiveness and endurance

  • Good self-management skills

    Functional Competences

  • Strong Knowledge and skills in Funding strategies

  • Expert skills in Market development

  • Strong Relationship building skills and competences

  • Advanced Networking & presentation skills
    Strong Programmatic knowledge.

  • Results-orientated Individual

  • Advanced Organization/planning skills
    Culturally-aware skills and competences

    How to Apply

  • If you believe you are the right candidate for any of the above position, please send your detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic certificates.

  • Applications should be submitted electronically indicating the position you are applying for in the subject line and send to the address given.

  • All applications should be submitted not later than 10th, April 2020.

  • Applications that are late do not have a CV or certificates attached will be disqualified.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • E-mail applications should bear the reference number of the position in the subject line of the email.

  • E-mail: Applications including at least three traceable referees should be sent electronically to:

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