Fundraising Manager NGO Career Jobs – Restless Development

Job Title:        Fundraising Manager
Organization: Restless
Duty Station: Kampala,
Salary: UGX
77,223,549 per annum
Reports to: Hub
About US:
Restless Development
(Uganda) is an International NGO established to address the challenges faced by
young people in Uganda by placing young people at the forefront of change and
development. Our vision is for all Ugandan youth to live healthy and productive
lives, fully supported by those around them. Our programming focuses on three
core areas: youth sexual and reproductive health and rights, youth civic
participation and youth employment and livelihoods.
Job Summary:  The Fundraising Manager will work closely with
the Hub Director to identify new partnerships and write high quality bids and
proposals. S/he will also work closely with the Senior Programmes Manager to
ensure our partners, donors and supporters receive high quality reports and
communications on the important work that Restless Development’s young
changemakers deliver. As an important member of the Hub’s Management Team, the
successful candidate will have the opportunity to help shape the direction of
the organization through the Restless Development Uganda’s Fundraising
Strategy, a document that you will shape and deliver. To excel in this exciting
role, the successful candidate will have proven fundraising and bid writing
experience, excellent communication skills (in particular outstanding writing
skills), and a strong commitment to youth-led development.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Lead the Hubs
Fundraising strategy and plan
  • Develop and drive the Hub’s Fundraising Strategy
  • Lead on proposal development and coordinate teams to input into
    funding applications and programme budgets in line with the programme
    quality framework
  • Write high quality tailored funding applications addressing donor
    priorities while contributing to the Hub’s vision
  • Ensure all funding applications follow the agency’s business
    principles Help improve Programme team’s proposal development skills e.g.
    Theory of Change, budgeting, and results framework
  • Support the delivery of fundraising and/or donor engagement events
    Deliver the unrestricted funding plan
Donor scoping and
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with potential new donors,
    including leading and/or supporting others to lead strategic pitches;
  • Collate intelligence / mapping of opportunities available at
    national, regional and global levels Network to stay ahead of the latest
    trends and up-to-date on changing donor priorities Work closely with the
    Hub Director to come up with engaging cultivation opportunities for
    prospective and existing donors
  • Ensure the Hub’s income tracking tool is accurately updated on a
    monthly basis and all opportunities in the pipeline are clearly documented
  • Management of the Grants Coordinator to ensure high quality
    narrative and financial reports and donor management
  • Produce fundraising updates for review by the Management and Board.
  • Contribute to the Hub’s annual planning processes having ownership
    of the fundraising related submission
  • Support Leadership Team members with their responsibilities,
    including acting as cover whilst members are on leave, on in-country
    visits etc;
  • Serve as a role model at all times, embodying Restless Development’s
    values and ensuring staff adherence to policy and procedure across the
  • Other duties as required.
Linking with other
hubs and International
  • Engage with other Hubs’ fundraising teams to develop multi-country
    funding applications Exchange intelligence on existing and potential
    donors with other Hubs to increase the agency’s donor base
Other duties as
Other duties as
required. Occasionally working on weekends, late night in case of volunteer
incidents and holidays for which time off in lieu can be taken

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Restless Development Fundraising Manager job should preferably
    have three years of fundraising experience in the international
    development sector
  • Proven experience of programme design and development
  • Understand Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL)
    systems and use of data and evidence for learning and development in
    design processes.
  • Experience in institutional partnership building, relationship
    management, fundraising and partnership development; consortium experience
  • Understanding of project cycle management
  • Proven success building relationships, coordinating complex
    processes with many stakeholders and leading /influencing ‘up’ the
    organogram, ‘across’ to partners and peers, and ‘down’ with direct reports
  • Excellent written and fluent spoken English
  • Excellent IT, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience and knowledge across one or more of our hoal areas
  • Experience of working in a developing country
  • Knowledge of relevant national and international strategies and
    frameworks in the areas of youth empowerment, sexual health, HIV/AIDS,
    education and poverty issues
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join Restless Development in
the aforementioned capacity should fill in this form, download
, and send it to Please note
that we DO NOT accept CVs, resumes and cover letters.
Deadline: 25th March 2019
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