Job Summary

The Grants and Fundraising Manager works with the External Relations, Fundraising, and Partnerships department as well as other departments to conceptualize, attract, engage and sustain high-level relationships between Slum2School Africa and individual donors and to secure unrestricted and program-focused grants. The Grants and Fundraising Manager will enhance funding models, identify new sources of funding, and develop sustainable and effective grants programs. He/she will manage overall grant efforts, documenting payments and expenditure, optimizing the grant administration process, overseeing fund-raising, preparing progress reports, ensuring compliance with grant regulations, reviewing grant proposals, managing grant databases, engaging with donor agencies, educating staff on policies, and preparing financial reports. He/She is expected to be a stellar communicator, exceptional fundraiser, great presenter, and has an exceptional ability to build confidence and gain the respect of individuals at all levels. Reporting & Supervision: The Grants and Fundraising Manager will report to the Head of Operations.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Head of Operations, and other Team Leads to identify opportunities, develop proposals, and build relationships with prospective individual funders and grants.
  • Research and apply for relevant grants opportunities on both local and international scales.
  • Develop and maintain a pipeline of funder prospects and prospective collaborative partners
  • Build upon partnerships with, and secure funding from, a diverse and sustainable base of major donors, with a specific focus on individuals.
  • Provide a first-class experience to all our donors and supporters.
  • Build relationships with new individual partners and maintain relationships with existing partners.
  • Actively contribute to implementing a new integrated fundraising strategy and yearly budgets in line with yearly organizational goals.
  • Monitor and analyze key performance indicators to evaluate specific fundraising projects and ensure a steady increase in funds raised.
  • Ensure high-quality, ongoing management and engagement with a range of external stakeholders, existing individual partners, and potential individual donors.
  • Organize, plan and oversee fundraising activities and campaigns.

Skills:

  • Passion and enthusiasm for Slum2School Africa's mission, and an unwavering commitment to making Slum2School Africa a high-performing Pan-African Development organization.
  • Strong relationship, business, and project management skills.
  • Exceptional strategic planning abilities, attention to detail, and delivery.
  • Self-starter who takes initiative, uses sound, independent judgment, and discretion, and seeks guidance and feedback where appropriate – a doer as well as a manager.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; highly organized with concern for detail and a commitment to rigour.
  • Excellent verbal, written, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to manage teams, departments, and projects simultaneously.
  • Professionalism, empathy, and the ability to work as part of a team, maintain a sense of humour, and interact with a diverse array of people from all walks of life. 

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