Young Men's Christian Association Senior Business Development /Fund Raising Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Young Men's Christian Association Senior Business Development /Fund Raising Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Young Men’s Christian Association of Ethiopia (YMCA Ethiopia) is a non-religious, non-political and pioneer youth serving organization which works for the well being of youth, children and the community at all. YMCA was established in 1951 with the vision of empowering young people for the renaissance of Africa.

It is affiliated with the World Alliance of YMCA and African Alliance of YMCAs and shares the founding principle of “Body – Mind – Sprit” which is symbolized by the time honored triangle that denotes a holistic youth development approach.

The organization aims to reach over 80,000 beneficiaries with 30,000 members and volunteers. YMCA works in collaboration with governmental and non governmental stakeholders in Addis Ababa and five (5) regions of the country (Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR, Tigray, and Sidama) and ten (10) branch offices.


  • Continuously pursues for opportunities out there and developsconcept notes and proposals to be submitted accordingly

  • Establishes donor mapping and maintains a network of contacts for potential upcoming opportunities.

  • Develop individually and in consortia project concept notes and proposals for submissions to solicited and unsolicited calls.

  • Work closely with program and support staff to maintain project and performance management systems with clear utilization of performance indicators, targets, and organizational structure.

  • Crafts business development and management strategy and plans, donor mapping, maintaining donor database and updating donor landscape assessment.

  • Continuously strives to find relevant funding opportunities from institutional corporate andfoundation based donors

  • Is always ready to be on the look for and to analyze any donor strategic changes that happens from time to time

  • Ensure opportunities that have direct relevance to the YMCA Ethiopia’s core strategic directions and provides evidence to make decisions on Go/No Go

  • Closely works with the African and World Alliance of YMCA and other partner movements and their affiliates in co-identifying needs, development of
    concept notes and proposals that have a single and multi-country effects

  • Participate in relevant national clusters and networks to share/gain information and experience and strengthen relationship with likeminded organizations for joint grant application.

    Required Qualification & Experience:

  • First degree in Business Management, Economics, International Relations, Project Management, Development Studies or any other related social science fields with 5 years of hands on experience in similar area

  • MA/MSc Degree and three (3) years of experience in areas related to grants acquisition and management, fund raising , business development and etc

  • Working experience with international and local, nongovernmental organizations

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

  • Hands on experience in social media and digital communications tools & platforms

  • Excellent skills in project design and management, and donor relations.

  • Strong computer-based user skills -Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and Power Point is mandatory.

  • Skilled and creative in needs assessment, project coordination and implementation.

  • Business organization skills – planning, setting priorities, organizing, evaluating, monitoring and multi-tasking.

  • Ability to travel to Partner offices & CB’s project field office and communities as needed.

    Expected Competencies

  • He/she is expected to be innovative, vibrant and active

  • He/she is expected to have a proficient communication skill

  • He/she is expected to be excellent team player

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants can be send their CV and scanned certificate of credentials in the form of pdf only through our email: within seven working days of this announcement.

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