Malawi: Regional Fundraising Officer

Organization: Interchurch Organisation for Development Co-operation
Country: Malawi
Closing date: 29 Jul 2016


ICCO Cooperation is a Dutch organization founded in 1964 and implementing programs with partners in Central, Eastern & Southern Africa since the 1980s. We actively promote sustainable livelihoods, justice and dignity in rural communities in Central, Eastern & Southern Africa. We work in 12 countries in the region including Malawi, South Africa, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, The Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Angola, Burundi and Rwanda. Our programmes focus on economic empowerment, food security and sustainable consumption and responsible business.

ICCO is seeking to recruit an individual of high integrity, dedication and commitment for the following position:

Job title: Regional Fundraising Officer

Duration of contract: one year contract with possible extension

Start date: 1st September 2016

Salary and benefits: As per the organization scale

Location: Malawi

Job purpose:

The Regional Fundraising Officer is responsible for securing continuous financing from existing donor networks and to broaden up towards new sources of financing for Programs within the framework of the ICCO Cooperation Regional Strategic Plan.

Together with the Country Managers (CMs) and programme staff, the RFO is responsible for ensuring that ICCO continuously improves donor relations, identifies new funding opportunities and that these funds are managed in compliance with donor requirements.

Key responsibilities include:

  1. Together with Country Managers and programme staff, develop and implement a fundraising strategy to secure financing;

  2. Identify and contact prospective leads and advise the Regional Manager and Country Managers as to which ones to pursue;

  3. Identify alternative and innovative fundraising possibilities in the region (businesses, foundations and private donors);

  4. Draft profiles of the generated leads and work with the appropriate colleague for joint follow up;

  5. Develop programming lines / ideas for innovative programmes building on ICCO’s track record

  6. Assess the various programs for their potential for funding by donors and map opportunities;

  7. Support Country Managers and programme staff in developing sound proposals by giving technical and tactical advice;

  8. Ensure quality control of proposals and reports;

  9. Capacitate (new) staff through supporting them in their fundraising efforts;

  10. Be aware of the latest developments within the donor community in the region and contribution to their policy setting;

  11. Respond to other strategic networking tasks on request by management.

  12. Support the Country Managers and Program Officers in the development of new programs that can generate external funding.

Person specification:

  • Proven successful fundraising efforts with institutional donors and foundations and experience with strategic donor liaison.

  • Experience with developing public private partnership programmes.

  • Commitment to exceptional quality and customer satisfaction

  • Excellent organizational skills with a strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information and data

  • Entrepreneurial and responding to opportunities

  • Extensive relationship management skills in both private and public settings

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in English. Good command of the French language is an advantage

  • Exceptional presentation and interpersonal skills

  • Good knowledge of policies and working procedures of institutional donors

  • Result driven

  • Innovative

  • Strong independent team worker

  • Flexible and adaptable approach to work demands

  • Able to maintain strong working relationships with key donors

  • Personal commitment to ICCO’s philosophy, work, and mission

  • Affinity with the protestant character of ICCO Cooperation

Positioning, key contacts and reporting:

Responsible to Regional Manager and Programme Manager

How to apply:

How to Apply

Please send your CV of not more than 3 pages and a motivational letter of not more than 1 page to ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ as only email applications shall be considered.

All applications should be clearly marked: “**Regional Fundraising Officer”** and no email should exceed 2MB

Deadline for receiving the applications: Friday 29th July, 2016 at 17:00 hours East African Time

Only those selected will be contacted and any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

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