Fresher Fundraising and Communications Officer NGO Careers – CORSU

Organization: Comprehensive
Rehabilitation Services in Uganda (CORSU)
Duty Station: Kisubi,
Wakiso, Uganda
Reports to: Head of
Fundraising/ CEO
     
About US:
Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services in Uganda (for people with disability)
was established in 2006 as a private non-profit, non-governmental organization
and is supported by CBM (Christian Blind Mission). CoRSU Rehabilitation
Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre on Entebbe Road provides Orthopaedic
Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Rehabilitation, mainly for children with
disability.
Job Summary: The Fundraising
and Communications Officer will develop and implement CoRSU fundraising
strategy, establish additional sources of funding and manage relationships with
existing donors. The incumbent will be tasked with grant identification,
application and follow-up and explore new and alternative sources of funding.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • In charge of developing and implementing
    CoRSU fundraising strategy
  • Support CoRSU to develop exciting new
    creative fundraising strategies through developing resources, working on
    publicity strategies and more.
  • Work as Events co-ordinator to develop
    successful fundraising events, including receptions for major donors and
    artistic performances.
  • The incumbent will recruit new supporters
    and advocates, who represent CoRSU on a local and international level such
    as friends of CoRSU and Good will ambassadors.
  • Develop attractive resources to accompany
    CoRSU’s “putting patients first” initiative and strategic plan, supporting
    colleagues in fundraising.
  • Establishing additional sources of funding
  • Work in liaison with the CEO to formulate
    strategy for recruiting major donors and inform Board of Trustees
  • Work closely with the Head of Finance and
    Research Coordinator to establish potential research funding opportunities
    and make detailed applications to trust funds and potential donors
  • Establish clear systems and to ensure
    regular funding applications are made on time.
  • Identify opportunities for funding, publicity,
    networking and media.
  • Build, strengthen and manage relationships
    with existing donors such as CBM, including regular reporting updates.
  • Ensure up-to date and accurate records are
    kept of donations, and are easily accessible.
  • Make presentations to potential donors and
    make relevant follow up
  • Explore new and alternative source of
    funding.
  • The incumbent will meet CoRSU’s agreed
    fundraising targets-UGX400 million per year and increase it by 10% per
    year
  • Participate in the development of
    publications including Newsletter, Fliers and Brochures
  • Engage with the public and other
    institutions to create and maintain networks.
  • Update the donor database.
  • Organize partnerships and participate in
    public fundraising drives.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the CORSU Fundraising
    and Communications Officer job placement should hold a University degree
    preferably in marketing, communication, grants writing/project management
    or any other relevant field
  • At least two years’ experience in funding
    proposal writing and a proven track record of writing successful grants.
  • Previous experience in working in the
    NGO/Not-for-Profit sector with proven track record of strategic planning,
    proposal writing and budgeting for institutional donors
  • Excellent writing, communication,
    presentation and social skills
NB: Capable People with
Disabilities (PWDs) are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to
submit their applications (detailed CV with covering letter plus copies of
academic qualifications) to The Head of Human Resources, CoRSU Hospital P.O.
Box 46 Kisubi, Uganda or email to hr@corsu-hospital.org.
Deadline: 26th
September, 2016 by 5:00pm
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