Fundraising & Partnerships Officer Fresher NGO Jobs – Restless Development

Organisation: Restless
Reports to: Fundraising
and Partnerships Manager
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
Salary: Gross Annual; 12,020,714 UGX
About US:
Development is an international non-profit organization which is embarking on
becoming the global banner carrier for youth-led development; demonstrating at
the grassroots and policy levels that young people can and must play a lead
role in development. Over the past five years, Restless Development has more
than tripled the size of its budgets and programmes, and has been repeatedly
cited as a model of best practice in youth-led development by the World Bank,
DFID, UNICEF and others.
Job Summary: The Fundraising
& Partnerships Officer will support Restless Development in increasing its visibility
and showcasing our ground-breaking work on the national stage. The incumbent will
develop a strategy which will incorporate creative marketing and social media strategies
to communicate our work to a wide ranging audience of prospective donors,
partners and young people. He / she will also render support in the management
of our increasing grants portfolio and donor relationships.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Marketing and Communication:
Developing and leading on the implementation of a
Marketing & Communications Strategy to increase Restless Development’s
visibility and showcase the organisation as the ‘go-to’ agency for youth. 35%
The incumbent will be defining staff
responsibilities for Marketing and Communications activities and supporting
them to deliver
Work closely with the Programmes team to gather
content for the production of the Annual Report and Quarterly Newsletters
The incumbent will also work with the Programmes
team to develop bespoke marketing materials for each programme
Working closely with the M&E and Programmes team
to produce high quality significant change stories demonstrating the impact of
Restless Development’s work for a range of audiences.
Regular updating of Uganda’s page on the Restless
Development website
Producing videos and films to showcase the work of
Restless Development Uganda
The incumbent will design and procurement of branded
materials such as T-shirts, banners, leaflets etc.
Actively contribute to marketing and communications
initiatives instigated by Restless Development International as required.
Grant Management Support: 30%
The incumbent will be maintaining and updating grant
management systems such as a donor reporting calendar, soft and hard copies of
donor files
Providing support in writing donor reports
Supporting on the monthly updating of the Pipeline
Working closely with the Finance team to record and
track donor income
Working closely with the Fundraising and
Partnerships Manager to ensure donor compliance requirements are met
Fundraising & Partnerships Support: 10%
The incumbent will be organizing fundraising
activities such as proposal writing and donor meetings
In charge of prospecting and research into potential
donors and partners
Organising and attending Partnership meetings
Organising Partnership events
Social Media: 10%
In charge of developing a social media strategy
Responsible for posting daily updates of social
media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Yammer
Expanding our online reach (number of followers)
The incumbent will also be exploring new social
media platforms
Following social media trends
Ensuring regular online interactions with donors,
partners other stakeholders in the youth sector
Supporting the institutionalisation of Google
systems such as Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Drive
Logistics: 10%
The incumbent will be leading the logistical
arrangement preparation for Donor visits
Organising events
Maintaining an organisational contacts database
Provide adhoc administrative tasks as required
Brand visibility and Consistency: 5%
Ensuring Restless Development branding is visible
and used according to guidelines on all external materials and vehicles,
offices etc
Conducting training all new staff on branding
perform any other duties as required. Occasionally working evenings,
weekends and holidays to meet donor deadlines.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Fundraising & Partnerships
Officer career placement should hold a Diploma or Degree in relevant field of
study (marketing, communications, advertising, public relations, fundraising, international
development, youth programmes)
At least one year experience in relevant field
(marketing and communications, fundraising, advertising, public relations,
development, NGOs, youth programmes)
Excellent organizational skills
Fluency in both written and spoken English
Excellent communication skills
Excellent IT skills
Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in using a wide
range of social media platforms
Working knowledge of social media trends
Prior experience in writing donor reports
Skills and experience in fundraising and grant
Previous experience of producing publicity materials
for external audiences such as donors, supporters, customers or the general
Working knowledge of the International Development
sector, particularly the youth sector is an added advantage
Prior exposure and experience working for an NGO or
company in an external relations capacity will be an added advantage
Computer proficiency in the use of In-design
software is considered highly advantageous
Self-driven and able to work independently
Keen attention to detail
Ability to meet deadlines and multitask
Ability to work effectively as part of a team and
liaise with different Units
Personal commitment to Restless Development’s
mission and values.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a completed
application, form, download
and send it to:, stating the
vacancy job title Uganda – Fundraising & Partnerships Officer.
Deadline: Monday 14th September 2015 by
5pm (East Africa Time)
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