ActionAid – Business Development Advisor.

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Job location: Johannesburg, London or Nairobi

Salary: Local Grade D

Contract type: Fixed-term contract to 31 December 2021

The Role

We are currently looking for two Business Development Advisors to join our team on a Fixed-term Contract basis to 31st December 2021.  A key member of the Resource Mobilisation and Innovation cluster within the Global Secretariat, we want you to work together with new and existing fundraising markets globally to be a key person to support income growth from institutional donors, trusts and foundations, major donors / high net worth individuals and corporates).

You will work extensively with ActionAid offices globally to develop country level institutional fundraising strategy development, support donor scoping, donor relationship building, intelligence gathering and extensive proposal development for a wide spectrum of donors. You will facilitate the design, development and delivery of training and other capacity-building initiatives for a range of stakeholders. This will include coordinating a peer-to-peer capacity building programme.

Providing technical fundraising advice to countries and supporting global investments in Philanthropy and Partnerships fundraising, you will also develop effective knowledge management initiatives across the Philanthropy and Partnerships community to drive learning, innovation and collaboration. We will look to you to support the development, management and continual improvement of global systems, processes and policies too. Important will be the ability to ensure compliance as well as monitor and evaluate effectiveness.

Who we’re looking for

Ideally a graduate in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience, you will have extensive fundraising experience and a track record of successfully soliciting and managing significant grants from Institutional donor, trusts and foundations and corporates. A real team player, you will enjoy working in a collaborative way. You will be comfortable working across different countries and cultures and within remote teams. Good at building relationships, you will possess strong communication, coaching and presentation skills too. You will also be effective monitoring fundraising progress and providing reports on performance against targets.

If you have the right skills and experience, please send your CV and motivation cover letter. You are requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role.

To be considered for this role, you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in London, Nairobi or Johannesburg at the time of appointment.

What we offer

ActionAid is committed to providing a welcoming, supportive workplace where we recognise a job well done. Offering a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment. At ActionAid, you can look forward to

  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • A workplace that embraces intersectional feminist principles
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Over 4 weeks holiday a year 

How to apply


Please click on the “apply” button to start the application process. Please upload an up-to-date CV and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

Closing date: Sunday 28th February 2021

To be considered for this role, you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in London, Nairobi or Johannesburg at the time of appointment.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be shortlisted- usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.

About us

ActionAid is a global federation working for a world free from poverty and injustice.

We want to see a just, fair and sustainable world, in which everybody enjoys the right to a life of dignity, and freedom from poverty and oppression.

We work to achieve social justice and gender equality, and to eradicate poverty.

All our work is underpinned by a set of feminist leadership principles

Self-awareness, Self-care and caring for others, Dismantling bias, Inclusion, Sharing power, Responsible & transparent use of power, Accountable collaboration, Respectful feedback, Courage and Zero tolerance. 

Our commitment to safeguarding

ActionAid is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct. We are also committed to preventing and responding to any form of sexual harassment, exploitation and child abuse and abuse of adults at-risk, whether carried out by staff/representatives or resulting from our work. ActionAid expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.


ActionAid is committed to supporting flexible working. If you would like to discuss flexible working options, including the possibility of a job share for this role, there will be space to do so during the interview process.

Candidates will require the right to work in the job location at the time of appointment.





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