Fundraising Officer Job Career – Sudan Democracy First Group (SDGF)

Organization:  Sudan Democracy First Group (SDGF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About SDGF:
The Sudan
Democracy First Group (SDFG) was formed as an umbrella group of leading
Sudanese independent and democratic civil society and media actors to serve as
a think tank and venue for indigenous research, analysis and advocacy on human
rights, development, peace and democratic transformation in Sudan. SDFG is a
coalition of democratic, activist, trade unionist and academic Sudanese men and
women representing different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The main agenda
of the initiative is to voice the concerns of voiceless Sudanese people across
the country around questions of democratization and its intersection with
peace, justice and development in Sudan. SDFG focuses on providing Sudanese and
international audiences with this type of knowledge and analysis by publishing
regular updates, policy briefs and position papers on major political and human
rights issues. In addition to raising public awareness both inside and outside
Sudan, SDFG works to promote civil society dialogue on crucial issues affecting
Sudan, by convening meetings and roundtables bringing together diverse sectors
of Sudanese society—particularly those representing marginalized populations.
Job Summary: The Fundraising
Officer will play a focal role in the development and implementation of SDFG’s
fundraising activities in order to secure funding for program work and
organizational core costs, and ensure SDFG’s long-term sustainability.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        
Work closely with Executive Director, Co-Director
and Program Manager to draw a strategy for identifying and recruiting new
potential donors;
·        
The incumbent will research and build working relationships
with new potential major donors; and build on relationships with existing
donors and submit further applications for funding;
·        
Oversee the grant application process;
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Prepare, write and present detailed proposals;
·        
Establish clear systems to ensure regular
applications are made;
·        
Develop core generic proposals for each program that
requires funding;
·        
Develop and maintain reporting and application
systems in coordination with program and finance/admin staff;
·        
Actively participate in the day-to-day work of the
organization – such as attending team meetings.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·        
The ideal candidate should have a minimum of two years’
experience in fundraising.
·        
Excellent track record of successful applications
for substantial funding from donors.
·        
Proven ability to build working relationships with
donors.
·        
Past exposure and experience of researching funding
opportunities.
·        
Significant experience working within a non-profit
environment, preferably within international development.
·        
Excellent written skills with the ability to produce
concise and creative proposals.
·        
Possess the ability to understand and generate
budgets.
·        
Exceptional organizational and time management
skills, including the ability to manage numerous tasks simultaneously, work
under pressure, and meet deadlines.
·        
Proven ability to plan and prioritize own workload
with minimum supervision.
·        
Excellent interpersonal skills.
·        
Excellent attention to detail, and initiative.
·        
Ability to keep calm and work in a fast-paced
environment.
·        
Good humor and general problem-solving skills.
·        
High standard of computer literacy (Excel, Word,
Power Point and the internet).
·        
Familiarity with the political and social dynamics
in the two Sudans, and the Horn of Africa generally is an added advantage
·        
Prior experience working in security sensitive areas
is desired
How to Apply:  
All suitably qualified
and interested candidates should send a cover letter and updated CV to
jobs@democracyfirstgroup.org. The subject line of the E-mail should be
SDFG/Fundraising Officer.
NB: Please note that only those individuals whose
qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered
applicants and will receive responses from SDFG.
Deadline: Friday, 9th October
2015

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