Fundraising Officer

Fundraising Officer

Fairtrade Africa

Fundraising Officer

Details of the offer

To ensure the sustainability of FTA programmes by effective resource mobilisation for achievement of Fairtrade Africa’s vision and strategy. To seek out funding opportunities, develop project concepts and proposals, and to prepare and submit detailed applications for funding.


Fundraising Strategy
• Work with the Strategy and Impact Director to develop and implement a fundraising and donor relationship management strategy that supports FTA’s aim to achieve substantial growth in income through maximising opportunities to raise funds by reaching new audiences.

• Lead on research for new income streams from donors and ensure FTA optimises on emerging opportunities.

• Support the identification of strategic partners, and platforms, conferences and meetings relevant for creating visibility of FTA work

• Develop and maintain excellent relationships with a portfolio of existing and potential donors, through networking, face-to-face meetings, regular communications

• Support the preparation of presentations and reports for present and potential donors

• Establish a donor engagement tracking platform and update the donor/funders contacts database.

• Work collaboratively with key external partners including NFO’s to organise events and develop donors/funders strategies.

• Represent FTA at external meetings, deliver presentations to influence support.

• Work with the Strategy and Impact Director and Head of Region’s to develop and track revenue projections and prepare budgets related to all fundraising activities. Donor Proposals • Engage with NFOs on designing and developing proposals and initiatives.

• Manage the on-going process funding applications, ensuring all internal and external deadlines are met.

• Develop and maintain a tracking system to ensure timely submission of proposals, reports and acknowledgements.

• Coordinate the development and preparation of high-quality funding proposals and applications to donors

• Contribute to concept and project development across the system

• Support the entire organization to excel in donor/funder prospecting, cultivation and stewardship. Donor Reporting and Communication

• Lead on account management of existing donors, providing regular contact, updates and required reports.

• Liaise with the Finance team to support donor audits; and to facilitate any visits or ad-hoc requests from donors

• Work with the External Communications Coordinator to create publications for fundraising purposes e.g. fundraising packs, impact stories, leaflets, business cards, banners etc. Regional Funding Strategies

• Engage and support FTA regional and producer networks, stakeholders and other affiliates in developing fundraising strategies

• Engage regional teams on ongoing needs assessments and compile reports relating to the producer needs

• Engage all HoR’s and Programme teams in developing region-specific fund-raising strategies

• Provide coaching and mentoring on proposal development to regional offices

Job Requirements
Required education
: Bachelor's degree

Required relevant work experience
: 3 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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