22 May 2020

Recruitment Of Fundraising Officer at Actionaid Rwanda

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I. Purpose

Actionaid Rwanda is recruiting the Fundraising officer for short term contracts. The primary purpose of the post holder is to play a key role in raising more partnership funds for ActionAid Rwanda to achieve its fundraising aspirations outlined in the 2018-2023 Country Strategic Paper and in the Fundraising Strategy. The Fundraising Officer will be placed in the Fundraising unit and will be under the direct supervision of the Head of Fundraising.

II. The Officer will be assigned to the following tasks among others:

  • In liaison with Programme Team, Research and develop fundraising products to be marketed in Rwanda, including organizing events for local fundraising for different program activities i.e. campaigns.
  • Develop and maintain an up-to-date donor intelligence system that provides information on donor funding and the link to ActionAid Rwanda’s work and CSP- ongoing updating donor intelligence;
  • Identify funding opportunities available to ActionAid Rwanda and Partners;
  • Support ActionAid Rwanda Partners to identify potential donors to support their work;
  • Provide periodic information on the existence of funding available for AAR and Partners;
  • Maintain donor relations by ensuring proper contract management of projects financial reporting and other accountability issues as may be required by the donors;
  • Support to analyze and identify funding gaps and strategies on various modalities to fill the identified gaps;
  • Support in donor engagement initiatives including preparing donor engagement events and meetings and document outcomes to inform planning and future engagements;
  • Build a database of all donors including Major Donors, Companies, Trusts, and Foundations whose priorities are aligned to CSP II;
  • Support in induction and training of staff and partners in utilizing the database
  • In close coordination with the Head of Fundraising, support to coordinate Concept note development;
  • Coordinate and Support in Proposal development

Technical and support

  • Advise and provide technical guidance to staff developing proposals on donor requirements and eligibility issues;
  • Review funding proposals for compliance with high-value donor requirements and coherence prior to submission
  • Establish and maintain through regular research a database of donor profiles, contacts, and calendar of calls for proposals to ensure adequate planning time;
  • Documentation of lessons learned on fundraising while facilitating sharing to promote best practice;
  • Perform any other lawful duties that may be assigned from time to time.

III. Duration of officership

The officer duration will be for six months effective June 2020 to Dec 2020 with the possibility of extension upon satisfaction.

IV. Deadline of application:

The deadline for submission of the completed form via email is 5th June 2020 at 1:00 PM.

V. Specifications and competencies

Person Specification

Education & Certifications

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree in Law, Social Sciences, Journalism/Mass Communication, Communication Science, Marketing, or related field. Master’s Degree preferred
  • Postgraduate degree in a relevant field would be an added advantage.
  • Membership of a relevant professional institute preferred

Essential Knowledge and Experience

  • More than 5 years working experience at Senior level, in donor-funded projects and development organization particularly in the field of fundraising and/or Resource Mobilisation;
  • Must have good knowledge of donor intelligence and relationship management, proposal development and database administration

Desirable Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience in policy research, fundraising, proposal writing, Marketing and communication

Competency Profile


What it looks like


  • Must be a self-motivated person able to work with less supervision.
  • An appreciation of the need for innovative ways of learning and knowledge management
  • Must be able to use Microsoft 365 efficiently or any other relevant application
  • Excellent strategic planning and analytical skills
  • Must have proven experience in training, coaching, mentoring, and developing others.
  • Must have experience of working effectively and comfortably in a cross-cultural environment and with multi- and interdisciplinary teams in a large organization.
  • Must have the knowledge and comply to Sexual Harassment, Exploitation, Abuse, and Safeguarding principles, policies, and procedures at work and in community.
  • Must have the knowledge and comply with Child Protection principles, policies, and procedures.

Other Behavioural Competencies

Integrity; excellent interpersonal skills; communication and negotiation skills; fluency in written and oral English; team working including virtual team-working; self-motivated; innovative mindset, high learning ability; active listening skills; demonstrated initiative; high levels of child and gender sensitivity; stress tolerance and good judgment.

      Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should submit in filled application form through this link Application Form for Fundraising Officer send to [email protected] not later than 5th June 2020 at 1:00 PM Indicate in the subject line: Fundraising Officer.

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