Fundraising & Partnerships Officer Fresher NGO Jobs – Restless Development

Organisation: Restless
Development
Reports to: Fundraising
and Partnerships Manager
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
Salary: Gross Annual; 12,020,714 UGX
About US:
Restless
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: 
1.
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.
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
guidelines
7.
Other:
perform any other duties as required. Occasionally working evenings,
weekends and holidays to meet donor deadlines.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
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
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Prior experience in writing donor reports
·        
Skills and experience in fundraising and grant
management
·        
Previous experience of producing publicity materials
for external audiences such as donors, supporters, customers or the general
public.
·        
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
here
and send it to: ugandajobs@restlessdevelopment.org, stating the
vacancy job title Uganda – Fundraising & Partnerships Officer.
Deadline: Monday 14th September 2015 by
5pm (East Africa Time)
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