Ushahidi – Development Officer.

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Description

The Development Officer is a part-time contract position that reports directly to the Executive Director. The Development Officer will be responsible for researching, writing and coordinating the grant application process, management of proposals and maintaining a donor database.

Duties

  • Support ED in development and management of an annual fundraising program
  • Support ED in building relationships with individuals and organisations to secure philanthropic support.
  • Develop, create and continue to improve monthly fundraising reports to ED.
  • Build and maintain database of existing and potential funding partners and a schedule for how to engage with them
  • Conduct prospecting research from internal and external sources to identify, cultivate and solicit new grants and/or donor relationships
  • Develop a grants strategy
  • Develop and maintain a proposal calendar
  • Research and collect data relevant to each grant
  • Write high-quality grant proposal narratives, applications, and compile supporting documents
  • Manage the proposal submission process to completion; ensuring timely submission of all required materials
  • Follow up on the progress of submitted proposals
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in development; nonprofit experience a plus
  • Demonstrable record of having written successful grant proposals
  • Knowledge of technology applications for social impact, crowdsourcing an advantage
  • Experience with writing grant applications to Private Foundations (Ford, Rockefeller, Gates, etc), Multilateral funders such as USAID, DFID, SIDA. Proven experience with African funding sources a major plus
  • Detail-oriented, organized and deadline-driven
  • Able to synthesize large volumes of information, and obtain input from multiple sources to reliably deliver high-quality proposals on time
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to write clear, precise and compelling proposals
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently with purpose and accuracy in a fast-paced environment
  • High proficiency with Google Docs, Sheets and Slides

Notes

  • Location: The role will need at least 4 hours of overlap with East Africa Time
  • Hours: The number of working days per month is expected to be in the 8-12 range
  • The contractor will be required to submit comprehensive timesheets for the period worked and payment will be contingent on achieving mutually agreed milestones

Applications

  • Applications will be received on a rolling basis until the position is filled

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