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We are always looking for committed individuals who want to experience working for an international NGO and who share our values and vision. If you are interested in any of the roles below, please get in touch. 


Fundraiser officer

Are you looking to build on your fundraising experience and do meaningful work in the international development sector? Join our friendly team and directly impact the lives of women and girls in Uganda from day one.

The Role

Hours: 24 hours per week (3 days per week)

Salary: £12,000 gross actual pay per annum (£20,000 pro rata)

Contract: 1 year contract with possibility of extension

Location: Home working (UK), with occasional domestic travel for team meetings

This is a unique opportunity to work with a friendly and passionate team to have a direct impact on helping girls and women in Uganda. This is primarily a donor-facing role, however unlike similar roles in larger organisations, you will be directly connected with our programme team who are delivering poverty relief interventions on the ground. This role is a great step up for someone who has been working in fundraising but is looking for the opportunity to develop their skills, take on more responsibility, and make a real difference. The role is also ideal for someone who is looking for flexibility as you will work remotely and your working pattern can be planned around your personal situation and goals. This role is ideal for someone who is self-driven, passionate and wants to make a real impact.

As the Fundraiser at Act4Africa UK, you will lead and develop the individual giving programmes, inspiring and motivating donors to engage with the organisation more often and more deeply.

You will develop existing and new propositions, products, audiences, channels, and technology and deliver creative supporter journeys that build long-term loyalty and value.

Job Description

You will report directly to the CEO and work closely with the Senior Leaderships Team to:

  • Lead on and manage all communications with individual donors, building and strengthening relationships
  • Develop and enhance the supporter journey, creating an inspiring donor experience that builds long-term engagement 
  • Provide insight and evaluation on the donor audience, campaign performance and opportunities
  • Increase our regular and one off donations
  • Assist with budgets
  • Work with the other team members to manage major donor giving
  • Work with the Marketing Manager to reach a wider audience, developing and implementing marketing campaigns
  • Work with the Finance Manager to monitor income and financial targets
  • Work collaboratively to strengthen our fundraising strategy and systems
  • Support the fundraising and communications activities of the team in Uganda
  • Support the Senior Leadership Team with other tasks when required

About You 

Essential Experience and Qualities:

  • Enthusiasm for the role, a team spirit, and a can-do attitude
  • Flexibility; willingness to take on new tasks related to fundraising or logistics as the need arises
  • Creativity and an eye for detail
  • Experience of successful individual giving income generation and management 
  • Previous work experience in a charity or non-profit organisation
  • Previous experience of creating activity programmes and business plans to recruit, engage, inspire and retain donors
  • Experience of creating and delivering multi-channel campaigns and using digital channels to acquire new donors 
  • A track record of providing excellent customer and/or donor care 
  • Experience of using a CRM database, audience segmentation and using data analytics 
  • Solid knowledge of the regulatory environment for fundraising from individuals, including data protection, Gift Aid and fundraising codes of practice and regulation
  • Good analytical, forecasting and numeracy skills
  • Proficiency in emailing systems such as Mailchimp
  • Must have the right to work in the UK 

Desirable Experience and Qualities:

  • Major donor relationship management
  • Other types of fundraising experience (Corporate, Events, etc)
  • Experience or interest in marketing 
  • Previous paid or volunteer work in the international development sector
  • Lived experience in Africa
  • Volunteer management
 

Application Instructions

Please submit your application via the Charity Job website. Submit a CV and a cover letter detailing how you fit the criteria for this role, why you would be a good fit for our organisation, and what unique qualities you bring that set you apart from the crowd.
Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Closing date: 28 June 2021

bid WRITER

Are you a skilled, experienced bid writer looking for an opportunity to work in International Development? Join our friendly team and improve the lives of women and girls in Uganda by increasing our income from the comfort of your own home.

The Role

Hours: 3 days per week, flexible, negotiable

Salary: Commission, expenses paid

Location: Home working (UK), with occasional domestic travel

We are seeking an experienced, skilled bid writer to increase our income through attracting funds from Trusts and Foundations. You will lead on researching funding opportunities, and will write and submit applications for funds. You will work remotely, researching funding bodies and writing high quality applications. You won’t be starting from scratch – our current team have laid the groundwork for this role, compiling a long list of organisations to apply to, and we have concept notes and programme information ready to be used in crafting applications. Our Finance Manager in the UK and our programme team in Uganda will work closely with you to formulate budgets for the applications and to ensure our bids accurately describe our work on the ground. Although we won’t be working together in a physical office, you will be a valued member of our team and will be invited to virtual meetings and training events. 

We are offering this role on a commission basis; when one of your grant applications is successful you will receive a share of the income. We will also cover any reasonable expenses incurred in the course of your work.

 

About You

To be successful in this role, you will need the following experience and qualities:

  • Excellent written communication
  • Demonstrable experience in writing successful funding applications for charities 
  • Interest in the field of International Development, and Women’s Empowerment
  • Ability to work independently 
  • A professional but friendly demeanour 
  • Persistence and drive (you will need to keep going even in the face of disappointment as not all bids will be successful)
  • Suitable home working / remote working arrangements including access to a computer and the internet
  • References from a previous organisation that you have written successful fundraising bids for.
 

Application Instructions

Please submit your application via the Charity Job website. Submit a CV and a cover letter detailing how you fit the criteria for this role, why you would be a good fit for our organisation, and what unique qualities you bring that set you apart from the crowd.
Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Closing date: 9 September 2021

HANDS-ON FUNDRAISING ADVISOR

Are you an experienced fundraiser with a passion for International Development and Women’s Empowerment? Are you interested in building the capacity of a small, friendly, charity? We need you!

 

The Role

Hours: Approximately 2-3 days per week, flexible

Salary: Unpaid, Volunteer

Contract: 6 month contract with possibility of extension

Location: Home working (UK), with occasional domestic travel

 

This is a great opportunity to volunteer with a friendly and passionate team to have a direct impact on helping girls and women in Uganda. This role is perfectly suited for someone who has fundraising experience and would like to assist a small staff team to strengthen the work of a brilliant charity.  In this role, you will use your fundraising experience to inform our fundraising strategy, and you will also provide practical assistance to lead and implement key tasks. You’d be like a “big brother” or “big sister” to our staff, guiding us to form effective fundraising plans and getting stuck in with hands-on work as well. We can offer flexibility as you will work remotely and your working pattern can be planned around your personal situation and goals. We are looking for someone who is self-driven, passionate and wants to make a real impact.

This is an unpaid volunteer position, but we will cover any reasonable expenses incurred in the course of your work.

 

Job Description

As the Fundraising Advisor, you will support the individual giving programmes, inspiring and motivating donors to engage with the organisation more often and more deeply. You will report directly to the CEO and work closely with the Marketing Manager and Fundraiser to:

  • Develop and enhance the supporter journey, creating an inspiring donor experience that builds long-term engagement 
  • Communicate with individual donors, building and strengthening relationships
  • Provide insight and evaluation on the donor audience, campaign performance and opportunities
  • Assist the Fundraiser to increase our regular and one off donations
  • Assist with formulating and managing budgets as needed
  • Work with the other team members to manage major donor giving
    • Work with the Marketing Manager to reach a wider audience, developing and implementing marketing campaigns
    • Work with the Finance Manager to monitor income and financial targets
    • Work collaboratively to strengthen our fundraising strategy and systems
  • Support the fundraising and communications activities of the team in Uganda
  • Support the Senior Leadership Team with other tasks when required

 

About You 

Essential Experience and Qualities:

  • Enthusiasm for the role, a team spirit, and a can-do attitude
  • Passion for sharing your skills and empowering others to learn and grow
  • Creativity and an eye for detail
  • Experience of successful individual giving income generation and management 
  • Previous experience of creating activity programmes and business plans to recruit, engage, inspire and retain donors
  • Experience of creating and delivering multi-channel campaigns and using digital channels to acquire new donors 
  • A track record of providing excellent customer and/or donor care 
  • Experience of using a CRM database and audience segmentation and using data analytics 
  • Solid knowledge of the regulatory environment for fundraising from individuals, including data protection, Gift Aid and fundraising codes of practice and regulation
  • Good analytical, forecasting and numeracy skills
  • Proficiency in emailing systems such as Mailchimp 

 

Desirable Experience and Qualities:

  • Website development and management using WordPress or similar systems
  • Social Media platform use in the third sector
  • Major donor relationship management
  • Other types of fundraising experience (Corporate, Events, etc)
  • Working in the international development sector
  • Lived experience in Africa
 

Application Instructions

Please submit your application via the Charity Job website. Submit a CV and a cover letter detailing how you fit the criteria for this role, why you would be a good fit for our organisation, and what unique qualities you bring that set you apart from the crowd.
Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Closing date: 9 September 2021
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