SIHA Non-profit Jobs – Fundraising and Programme Development Officer

Organisation: Strategic
Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Regional

About US:
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
Support in the development of communication
Organise fundraising and/or communication events as
per request;
Technically support programme implementation as per
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

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
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
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

How to Apply: 
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

Deadline: 15th August 2017

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