Fund Development Manager NGO Careers – SOS Children’s Villages

Organization:  SOS
Children’s Villages
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: National
Job Ref:
About US:
SOS Children’s
Villages is an independent, locally registered, child-focused, social
development non- governmental organization with a strong reputation for
providing quality care and protection, education and health needs for
vulnerable children. Since its inception in 1991, SOS CV Uganda has reached
over 60,000 children, youths and adults directly and indirectly to become
empowered and self-reliant to contribute significantly to the needs of their
families and communities. Works in partnership with a number of donors,
(institutional and corporate agencies) including; Norwegian Agency for
Development Cooperation (NORAD), Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Grieg
Foundation, ERIKS Development Partner, USAID/Bantwana World Education, European
Union, AVIS Foundation, Brand Charity, USAID/Uganda Private Health Support
Program (UPHSP), Terre des Hommes (TDH), Stanbic Bank Uganda, DHL – Go Teach,
Madhvani Group of Companies.
Job Summary:  The main aim of the Fund Development Manager
is to pursue opportunities countrywide to cover the National Associations’
running costs and investments in order to increase the financial
self-sufficiency of the National Association by fundraising activities of all
kind. S/he will develop fundraising, public relations plans and strategies to
market and promote the organisation. The Fundraising Manager is responsible for
fulfilling the business plan of the National Association. S/he reports to the
National Director.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Develop, implement
and evaluate the fundraising Strategy for the National Association
Sets the
strategic direction of the fundraising role in the organisation.
a thorough fundraising plan indicating concrete actions and targets to be
achieved on an annual basis.
advice to the National Director on opportunities for increasing the public
profile of SOS CV Uganda potential funding and sponsorship opportunities from
charitable foundations, trusts, the community, business, corporate, government
sectors as well as individuals.
for the national fundraising activities of SOS CV Uganda. Coordinates the
fundraising activities of the villages and other facilities.
and review the fundraising strategy at least every quarter, ensuring that set
targets are met to a greater extent.
Secures financial
and in-kind support from external bodies and individuals
potential donors companies and organisations which can be approached for
funding to SOS programmes. Establishes contact with the targeted organisations,
also gaining contact information of the responsible persons.
fundraising proposals and financial projections on a quarterly basis,
highlighting the needs and funds required.
the development of proposals to the relevant individuals, companies and
organisations, ensuring adequate follow up of placed proposals.
activities against key performance indicators and uses the information gained
to improve and raise net income.
and keeps records, databases, results and experiences of all interactions and
dealings with funding organisations and companies to ensure continuity and
inform future decisions and actions.
fundraising activities for Children’s Villages and projects in conjunction with
project managers.
and implements publicity / fundraising presentations to willing corporate
companies, organisations and individuals.
with external individuals or companies assisting SOS in raising funds or other
Promotes Public
with the project managers and other key staff to support any public relations
activities which concern the work of SOS Children’s Villages Uganda.
communication to the external publics, ensuring that all messages to the media
or any other body reflect the image required by the organisation, and gains the
National Director’s approval.
any special fundraising or public relations events and looks out for future
opportunities in the same line. Attends any external functions which would be
of benefit to the activities of the organisation.
that the Children’s Villages and other projects regularly submit articles to
the National Office for inclusion in any newsletters also liaising with the
Regional Office (Nairobi) through the regional editor on such matters
Work in
close consultation with the National Director, handles all issues of publicity
or queries from the public.
the development of publicity materials and ensures that adequate stocks of
marketing support materials are available
and maintains an archive of National Association activities and special events
such as photographs, PR- FR materials, etc.
special events of the National Association
Brand development
and Brand Orientation:
drive the process of brand strengthening, ensuring that the National
Association gets a strategic focus with clear and measurable goals for brand
development in line with the continental strategic brand plan.
brand orientation sessions, trainings and workshops for new and continuing
staff, ensuring that the brand concept is explained and that the contents are
clear to all staff teams
brand relates issues from various staff teams
participates in the international flow of information (experience exchange),
collecting good practices and sharing them with the brand team
consultation with the National Director, ensures that adequate resources are
planned and priorities set for the required brand development activities.
Work to
ensure that the promotion of the brand is incorporated in the whole National
Association planning structure, working to achieve the full benefits of a
strong brand
charge of printing for all branded materials which is to be done centrally by
the National Office, following submission of requests by various projects and
subsequent express approval by the National Director.
Administrative and
Management Roles
the National Director and Board of Trustees informed of all Public
Relations/Fundraising events planned, and ensures the necessary approval of
activities and related budgets
closely with the Children’s Village Administrators & finance departments to
ensure that funds and in-kind donations received are recorded and dealt with as
required by policy guidelines.
records and databases of all association with funding organisations and
companies and submits timely reports and plans as required.
out all duties in accordance with the financial and administrative policies of
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal candidate should have a Master’s Degree/Bachelor’s degree in Mass
communication, public relations and Business Administration majoring in marketing
or related field from reputable institution
professional certification in a similar field and additional trainings in
resource mobilization, fund raising, proposal development, public relations
management will be an added advantage
At least
5 years relevant working experience in leading resource mobilization and fund
raising initiatives in a reputable organisation/setting. Additional experience
in NGO community funded programmes including raising funds locally, donations
in kind will be of great advantage.
knowledge and sound understanding of current funding environments including
corporate, media management is desirable.
have a high sense of Integrity.
to work well in a team comprised of people with diverse cultural and
disciplinary backgrounds. S/he should have strong leadership and good
communication skills.
ideal candidate must be self-motivated, able to initiate new ideas and willing
to travel across our project locations from time to time
How to Apply:
If you believe you are
the right candidate for this position, please send your application letter,
detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic certificates, and
names and contact details of three traceable referees to the address below:
The Head Human
Resource and Administration
SOS Children’s
Villages Uganda,
Plot 53 Ntinda II
Kampala, Uganda
Applications must be sent as one Single PDF Document not exceeding eight pages
to: jobs@sosuganda.org **
Applications that
are late, do not have CV or certificates or exceeds eight pages or
electronically submitted as images will be disqualified. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: Thursday 25th June 2020
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