Action Aid recherche un Head of Fundraising
Dakar, Senegal
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Action Aid Sénégal est à la recherche d’un Head of Fundraising ou d’un proposal writer pour le compte de son programme. La ressource qui occupera ce poste aura les responsabilités ci-dessous.

Les candidatures féminines sont fortement encouragées.

Key Accountabilities / Activities :

Strategic Planning

  • Develop a fundraising strategy to significantly increase income across a range of funding streams, with a focus on raising income from any supporters through regular giving and high value in line with the international fundraising strategy.
  • Monitor all activities against targets and key performance indicators (e.g. ROI, attrition rates)
  • Produce annual and long-term budgets of income and expenditure and monitor results against them, advising management of any significant deviations.
  • Provide regular reporting on the progress of fundraising plan and budget
  • Identify and develop opportunities to increase income and improve cost efficiency on an ongoing basis.
  • Management

  • Lead the fundraising department, including conducting regular supervision sessions and appraisals and identifying development opportunities.
  • Also, be responsible for training and coaching of the team as the market does not provide experienced fundraisers

  • Communicate key strategic, organizational and external issues affecting ActionAid Senegal and its fundraising activities
  • Contribute to the strategic and operational direction and management of ActionAid Seneagl
  • Develop and manage relationships and contracts with external suppliers.
  • Recruit and oversee the set-up of a High Value fundraising programme to be launched in 2016.
  • Fundraising Program Delivery

  • Ensure systems are in place to manage donor relations, including supporter services, financial processing, financial reporting and a marketing database.
  • Test and develop appropriate fundraising products to ensure sustained regular giving, with the aim of increasing income from Senegalese supporters
  • Test and develop a variety of channels through which ActionAid Senegal can acquire supporters.
  • Manage online fundraising
  • Explore the potential of expanding child sponsorship and other individual giving products cost effectively to Senegalese supporters.
  • Ensure constant monitoring and refine a supporter retention strategy to build lasting relationships with financial supporters.
  • Implement the High Value Program (major donors, companies and foundations) in order to diversify and increase income.
  • Oversight of larger grants, where relevant
  • Maximize the use of ActionAid’s worldwide fundraising resources to enable the Senegalese fundraising program can be developed as cost effectively as possible.
  • Share skills and develop relationships with International Fundraising Team and Fundraising Directors of ActionAid Affiliates and Associates
  • Communications

  • Establish and maintain excellent relations with donors
  • Make presentations to select gatherings (potential donors) and develop relations on a sustained basis
  • Work together with Communications to develop and send feedback materials to donors such as reports, newsletters and website
  • Press Relations : work with Communications to raise ActionAid profile in local media in order to support Fundraising actions
  • Person Specification

    Education & Certifications

    Applicants must be in possession of a post graduate level qualification in marketing or a related subject.

    Knowledge and Experience

    At least four years proven experience in marketing, communications or fundraising.

  • Minimal two years’ experience in managing and motivating a team.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English & French to a technical level.
  • Experience in working with customer or supporter / donor databases.
  • Ability to demonstrate understanding of customer service and loyalty to enable the development of a sustainable income base for the organization.
  • Proven financial management and analytical skills including experience in planning and managing budgets.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with the ability to sell ideas and negotiate.
  • Proficiency in the use of standard computer software, especially Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work to deadlines and prioritize workloads.
  • Leadership and motivation skills.
  • Experience / Knowledge of fundraising in the civil society / international NGO environment would be an advantage.
  • Relationship building and networking skills
  • Commitment to ActionAid International’s mission, vision and values as well as relief and development work

    Desirable Knowledge and Experience

    Experience in managing external agencies such as marketing agencies

  • An innovative and creative thinker, able to plan and implement new ideas
  • Experience in developing online marketing or fundraising programmes
  • An understanding of development and poverty issues and approaches.
  • Experience in raising institutional and High Value funds
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