Development Officer NGO Job Careers – Watoto Child Care Ministries

Job Title:        Development Officer
Organisation: Watoto
Child Care Ministries
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Head
– Education Operations and Partnership Liaison
About US:
Watoto Child Care
Ministries is a ministry of Watoto Church that rescues vulnerable children and
restores dignity to them by providing holistically for their physical,
spiritual and emotional needs. Watoto has operations in Kampala, Wakiso,
Mpigi and Gulu.
Job Summary:  The Development Officer will maintain and disseminate up to
date records on partnership initiatives and provide timely support and feedback
and delivering events and deepening stakeholder relationships across the Watoto
schools
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Partner Relations
  • Cultivate relationships with members of
    the Watoto schools community (alumni, current and past parents, staff and
    all funders) to enable the School to benefit from their influence,
    contacts, expertise, voluntary help and financial support.
  • This includes being first point of
    contact including face-to-face, telephone, written and electronic
    communication.
  • Devise, and then organise, manage and
    supervise in person an annual programme of events for teams visiting
    Watoto Schools to provide social and networking opportunities,
    relationship building and fundraising leads, in conjunction with the Head
    of Operations,
  • Ensure all follow-up after events is
    timely, efficient and professional.
  • Develop and manage the Watoto Schools
    communications
  • Increase awareness of the work Watoto
    does to both potential individual and corporate partners within the local
    market in relation to education
  • Intentionally look out for different
    networking possibilities for partner retention for the directorate
Project Coordination
  • Coordinate the implementation of
    projects under the Education Directorate (in conjunction with Opeartions
    Team Leader)
  • Ensure that records/data on the projects
    are maintained accurately and continuously improved.
  • Maintain an up-to-date needs list of
    funding requirements for Education Directorate and ensure donors receive
    timely, correct and personal acknowledgements of their gifts.
  • Handle all other administrative duties
    of the Development office as required
Reporting and Proposals
  • Prepares initial grant/funding proposals
    for the education directorate in line with the Ministry’s strategic
    objectives
  • Prepare all annual development reports
    to achieve all objectives and analyze trends and provide necessary
    recommendations.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Watoto Development
    Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass
    Communication, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Marketing or a
    related area.
  • Five years of working experience in
    public relations, marketing, customer service or a related role
  • Computer literacy
  • Outstanding organisational and
    communication skills as well as being a team player and able to deal with
    conflicting demands and tight deadlines
  • A professional, customer-facing attitude
    will be key, as will a keen eye for detail.
  • Experience with project management and
    writing winning proposals
  • A team player, results oriented,
    self-motivated, able to work with minimum supervision and for long hours
    under extreme pressure
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should apply online by filling out the
form.
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