Uganda: Fundraising and Development Officer

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The Fundraising and Development Officer will be committed to improving maternal and child health in a global community where mothers and babies continue to die from preventable diseases. The fellow’s primary task will be to ensure that resources are available to make STM’s vision a reality. The fellow will contribute to fundraising and grant writing, with a focus on sources that are primarily from the East African context—and hence more sustainable and regional. This funding will support the leadership training of multidisciplinary East African professionals through a Master of Public Health Leadership program, and clinical outreach activities, such as the Mother Baby Hospital Friendly Initiative of Save the Mothers.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a fundraising strategy and plan, in line with the strategic objectives of the organization
  • Research funding and partnership opportunities and share them with program teams and STM board/management
  • Develop fundable concept papers and proposals across Save the Mothers programs including the Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and the Master of Public Health Leadership program
  • Liaise with management to build local and international strategic partnerships for Save the Mothers
  • Participate in Save the Mothers’ resource mobilization initiatives, which include, but are not limited to: concept development, proposal writing, and donor communication
  • Direct capacity building for Save the Mothers’ staff and partners in proposal development and resource mobilization skills
  • Support, when possible, the fundraising initiatives of the Uganda Christian University (UCU), where Save the Mothers is housed

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
    • Preferred: Master’s degree in public health or related field
  • Passion for public health*
  • Ability to write and organize grants*
  • Self-starter with a commitment to learning*
  • Excellent collaborator; ability to inspire and mobilize others*
  • Respectful of the Principles of Identity and Code of Conduct at Uganda Christian University*
  • Experience and commitment to maternal and reproductive health
  • Fundraising or resource mobilization experience
  • Team player

How to apply:

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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