Solidarity Uganda is a collective of trainers and consultants who teach and consult on civil resistance and social change. Our goal is to build a culture of resistance against oppression for a new Uganda. We focus on inspiration, education, and action. Without inspiration, oppressed people may remain idle. Without education, they may use ineffective means of change (like violence) or fail to capitalize on their people power potential and without action, nothing will change.
Role content and purpose
We are looking for a motivated and talented Fundraising Manager who will help us grow our non-profit income and expand our pool of donors. Working closely with Solidarity Uganda’s Management team, Fundraising Manager will help secure and sustain existing and future funding streams. S/he will be required to research and identify potential new funders, submit applications, build relationships with donors, and provide procurement and administrative support during final funding negotiations.
The S/he will cover the whole spectrum of fundraising duties and needs to think strategically and work operationally. They will need to be confident in representing the organisation externally and coordinate relationships as required.
Duties and Responsibilities
Research the global funding market, identifying leads and potential calls for proposals.
Lead the development of proposals, their submission and track follow-up with the donor/funding body
Build up relations with existing and new funders to present new, wider areas of Solidarity Uganda’s work to the donor to sustain and expand the relationship for the future.
Draw on Solidarity Uganda staff knowledge to understand our work at all levels.
Hold responsibility for the development, delivery, and management of the annual fundraising plan
Review organisational strengths, looking at opportunities to further develop our fundraising strategy with the Management team, with a focus on developing a 3-to-5-year plan with a diverse range of income streams.
Help to deepen relationships with existing partners and donors, either through direct engagement or by supporting and coordinating engagement activity with colleagues.
Provide training and advice on fundraising across the whole organization.
Develop a CRM system to manage relations with donors.
Represent Solidarity Uganda externally where appropriate.
Coordinate and ensure reporting to donors is delivered on time and to Solidarity Uganda quality standards and begin renewal processes to prevent funding gaps.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Evidenced track record of developing successful fundraising applications to trusts, foundations, statutory bodies, bilateral or other institutional grant funders.
Experience in developing corporate partnerships
Outstanding communication skills, including experience in communicating effectively across varied audiences, both verbally and in writing
Able to build strong and lasting relationships with key stakeholders.
Excellent organisational, planning, and project management skills.
Ability to interact with employees at all levels of the organization
Strong financial management and budgeting skills
Ability to present and interpret complex information.
Outstanding research skills, including identifying and monitoring potential funders.
Competent in working under pressure for deadlines with strict attention to accuracy.
Adept at working independently with minimal support.
A strong academic record, ideally to degree level or equivalent in subjects demanding strong written English.
A Fundraising Diploma or professional qualification is advantageous but will not outweigh experience.
Your CV (no more than two pages) and cover letter, which should detail your skills and evidence of experience and how it relates to the job description, should be emailed to:
Human Resource at HR@solidarityuganda.org, quoting reference: Fundraising Manager in the email subject line.
Deadline: 30th January 2023