Tasks and responsibilities:
- Develop and execute a robust fundraising strategy that incorporates both traditional and novel funding approaches for program delivery
- Develop donor pitches, grant proposals, briefing packs and any other materials for the IDH- Dalberg partnership steering committee
- Develop and manage a calendar for fundraising engagements and events
- Conduct early stage engagements with donors, funders, investors and the public sector to gauge interest and focus areas that align with the ambitions of the partnership
- Keep track of funding commitments and requirements as they are converted
- Track and report progress on fundraising efforts
- Continuously scan for opportunities to approach potential partners and funders
- Wherever possible, attend fundraising meetings and events with the IDH-Dalberg partnership steering committee
- You are a global development leader and you thrive in tackling global issues. You enjoy evolving in high-performing environments and driving the delivery of innovative and results-oriented solutions.
- You are independent and self-motivated, and work well with others. You excel in solving problems using clear strategic and creative thinking, and you want to put your skills to work – transforming organizations that affect smallholder farmer livelihoods. You are a committed self-starter with experience as a ‘top-performer’ in your past roles, a passion for agricultural development, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
- Past successful fundraising experience
- Demonstrated knowledge of the donor and investor landscape in Africa with a particular focus on the agriculture sector
- Master's degree in PR and Communications, business, finance, economics, or related field (preferred), plus 3 – 5 years of relevant experience.
- Strong pitch, proposals and concept note writing capabilities
- Experience engaging private sector partners and forging public-private partnerships in
- Sensitivity to the political and cultural environment of international public agencies or similarly complex environments
- Demonstrated ability to develop meaningful and trusted relationships with donor, investor and public sector stakeholders
- Demonstrated effectiveness as a team player and team builder and performing well in a start- up atmosphere
- Ability to multi-task and efficiently manage time, multiple partners, engagements and workload
- Ability to work well in a team environment and in a matrix project organization
- Excellent written and spoken communication skills, including ability to produce high-quality pitches and deliver high level presentations to potential partners
- Fluency in English required. French will be an added advantage.
- Must be authorized to work in either Kenya, Nigeria or South Africa
- Willingness to travel as needed