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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Fundraising and Programme Development Officer Job at Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Fundraising and Programme Development Officer

Jobs at:
Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA)

Deadline of this Job:
15th August 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa – SIHA Network – is a coalition of civil society organisations from Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Somaliland and Uganda. Founded in 1995, the organisation advocates for social change and gender equality in the Horn region and works specifically on protecting women’s human rights, promoting women’s access to justice, supporting economic empowerment and activating women’s political participation. SIHA’s secretariat/HQ is located in Kampala, Uganda and SIHA maintains field offices in Sudan and South Sudan.
Job Summary: The Fundraising and Programme Development Officer will be responsible for identifying programmatic priorities and funding opportunities, developing concept notes and proposals, supporting programme implementation, building partnerships, and liaising with donors. Also, the incumbent will be supporting in capacity building of partner agencies and project oversight.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Play a leading role in the identification of relevant areas of programming and funding opportunities;
  • Compile and maintain a database of local and international donors;
  • Design a fundraising strategy for 2016-18 in line with SIHA’s Regional Strategy;
  • Develop concept notes and proposals in consultation with relevant staff members and partners;
  • Work closely with and communicate with donors as per direction;
  • Support in the development of communication materials;
  • Organise fundraising and/or communication events as per request;
  • Technically support programme implementation as per request;
  • Build and strengthen working relationships with SIHA members and partners through regular communication;
  • In charge of building the capacity of partner agencies as per request;
  • Actively participate in the promotion of SIHA work and image locally and regionally;
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Regional Director.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicants should have an academic background in the fields of social sciences, international development, gender studies and/or human rights;
  • At least three years of work experience in programme development & management and/or fundraising in the fields of gender and/or human rights;
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the political and human rights dynamics in the Horn of Africa;
  • The ideal candidate must have demonstrated experience in proposal development and donor liaison and proven track record of successful fundraising.
  • Show commitment to women’s rights and gender equality as is essential
  • Extensive knowledge and experience working with civil society organisations and/or donor agencies;
  • Strong knowledge of fundraising dynamics and trends, proposal format and application procedures of key donors, including Logical Framework Analysis;
  • Demonstrated success in preparing grant applications that have been approved for funding;
  • Solid knowledge of project cycle management;
  • Good working knowledge and familiarity with budgeting;
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills;
  • Excellent command of English and excellent communication skills.
  • Proven organizational skills, including the ability to manage priorities, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
  • Strong sense of initiative and ability to work independently;
  • Previous exposure to international and/or multicultural /multilingual environment – Able to function effectively within a multi-cultural team;
  • Willingness to work extra hours when needed.
NB: This is a part-time- job opportunity for 25 hours per week
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated C.V., contact details for three professional references, application letter and two samples of writing, preferably proposals you have written, to  Please enter ‘FPDO APPLICATION - NAME’ in the subject field.