Fundraising and Partnerships Manager CSO Job Opportunity - Uganda Youth Network (UYONET)

Organisation: Uganda Youth Network (UYONET)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Executive Director

About Us:
The Uganda Youth Network (UYONET) is a regional focused leading umbrella Youth CSO Network that works to mainstream young peoples’ engagement in development and governance processes in East Africa and beyond. UYONET was started in 2002 to respond to the increasing demand for a collective platform for research, training and policy advocacy for young people by young people. With a membership of 31 district networks constituted by over 147 youth organizations, UYONET has continued to be the apex of youth programming and designing appropriate interventions that respond to the needs of the youth across the region.

Job Summary:   The Fundraising and Partnerships Manager will lead and coordinate all fundraising and partnerships efforts, enabling us to continue to position young people to build a stronger youth movement in Uganda. The Fundraising and Partnerships Manager will lead on effective contract management of current grants while also pro-actively seeking out new potential partners and donors including bilateral and multilateral donors. She/he will, as a member of our Management Committee, support effective leadership of the organisation.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Fundraising 50% 
  • Develop and monitor implementation of fundraising strategies and plans
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with potential new donors, including leading and/or supporting others to lead strategic pitches
  • Coordinate project development and proposal writing for donors
  • Ensure effective contract management
  • Lead on all proposal development processes and ensure that UYONET is submitting atleast two donor proposals weekly.
Donor management and reporting 20%      
  • Liaise with programme, finance and M&E staff to collate relevant data and information for high quality narrative and financial reports
  • Build the capacity of other UYONET staff to write reports
  • Lead on communications with potential donors in collaboration with the Executive Director
  • Update and maintain donor management and reporting plan on a regular basis
  • Work closely with the management team to contribute to donor management systems and processes
Membership of UYONET Management Committee 5%    
  • Produce monthly, quarterly and annual fundraising updates for review by the Management Committee.
  • Contribute to key Management Committee decisions/processes, including ensuring clear communication of decisions to the wider staff team
  • Actively support Management Committee members, including acting as cover whilst members are on leave, on in the field etc.
  • Serve as a role model at all times, embodying UYONET values and ensuring staff adherence to policy and procedure across the organisation
Human resource and financial management 5%  
  • Line and performance manage the Fundraising and Partnerships associates
  • Train and mentor staff across the organisation in fundraising, donor development and project cycle management
  • Coordinate staff fundraising, partnerships and marketing efforts
  • Develop and manage UYONET annual budget for fundraising and marketing/publicity activities
  • Develop and monitor fundraising projection figures on a monthly basis
Partnerships Development 20%
  • Formulate a partnership strategy that will guide UYONET partnerships decisions
  • Develop and maintain alliances and partnerships with the different actors.
  • Ensure UYONET as non-financial MOU with relevant government departments and other actors
  • Lead on alliances that UYONET is part of at the national and East-African region.
  • Lead on quarterly newsletters sharing with partners.
Other: Other duties as required. Occasionally working on weekends and holidays for which time off in lieu can be taken.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies or related field
  • At least three years of experience in fundraising and donor management, including proven experience of securing and managing grants from bi/multilaterals
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English, including excellent networking skills at high-level meetings and events
  • Excellent numeracy skills, experience in budget development and management
  • Excellent understanding of project cycle management
  • Good knowledge of national, regional and global funding trends
  • Good knowledge of development issues, especially in relation to youth sexual and reproductive health, livelihoods, and governance and accountability
  • Ability to work in a team, including coordinating cross-team collaborations
  • Ability to develop staff skills in fundraising and partnership development Desirable:
  • Experience of working in development in an African context
  • Experience of working in a youthful, multi-cultural environment
  • Experience of private sector fundraising and partnership development
  • Knowledge of online social platforms for marketing and communications
  • Experience of line and performance management
  • The individual must be results orientated, highly self-motivated and have demonstrated analytical skills.
  • The successful candidate will thrive in a multi-cultural environment as part of a rapidly growing and developing organisation and be personally Committed to UYONET mission and values.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their updated CVs and cover letters via Email to with the job title in the subject line.

Deadline: 29th January 2018

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us by 31st March consider yourself unsuccessful.

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