Fundraising and project manager


Job Summary

We are an impact driven nonprofit organization that seeks to empower African female entrepreneurs by bridging the gender business financing gap so as to help African female entrepreneurs realize their full economic potential.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

  • Currently, we are in search for a Business Development Manager/FundRaiser who would be responsible for securing funding from Donors. The Business Development Manager (BDM) is responsible for identifying opportunities for The organization across several portfolios; developing plans to compete for these funding opportunities; executing those plans, including oversight of pre-solicitation/pre-proposal activities, as well as proposal preparation and submission; and otherwise contributing to the Organization’s external representation and internal fundraising efforts as they relate to donors.

Job Description:

  • The ideal candidate should have written successful grants in the past. 
  • Identify and track relevant upcoming funding opportunities – through advance intelligence gathering, partner relationships, and other available resources 
  • Manage Actions for pre-solicitation proposal preparations and bid planning including: teaming, bid strategy, development of win-themes, oversight of and contribution to technical design, drafting management and other sections of the proposal in advance of the solicitation.
  • Manage proposal submissions, including teaming agreements, oversight of technical design and cost proposal, PPRs, capacity statements, internal review/quality control processes, drafting sections of the proposal where appropriate. 
  • Represent the organization’s business development interests at relevant meetings, events, and within resource mobilization or donor-specific peer networks.
  • Contribute to the expansion of the organization’s consultant roster for key technical and bid preparation functions.
  • Event Planning/Project management Responsibilities 
  • Planning and preparing sales pitches
  • Develop and implement event marketing strategy 
  • Plan conferences; obtain certificates, clearances, and approvals   from agencies for events
  • Produce reports for management team 

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Degree in relevant discipline combined with substantive work and international field experience will be considered. 
  • 3-4 years of experience in successful proposal development for donors and presentation to donors, including pre-solicitation preparation. Experience with solicitations and track record for successful fundraising is required.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, work well under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with and coordinate activities of multiple partners, including field-based staff.
  • Excellent technical skills in writing, editing, formatting, research, negotiation, and verbal communications;
  • Attention to detail; 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and a sense of humour; 
  • International field experience is an added advantage

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