Actions for Community Development has a job vacancy for Fundraising and Communications Fellow

Job Title:   G02-USA: Fundraising and Communications Fellow

Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)

Placement Organisation: Actions for Community Development (ACODEV)

Duty Station: Kasese, Uganda

Salary: Monthly Stipend of 550 dollars per month

Eligible Citizenship: American

About GHC:

Global Health Corps pairs intelligent and passionate fellows with organizations that require new thinking and innovative solutions. We provide these young leaders with the tools to remain connected after their fellowship year finishes, deepening their ability to enact change through heightened skills and strong partnerships. We currently place fellows in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia.

About US:

Actions for Community Development (ACODEV) is a non-governmental organization, registered with the Uganda Ministry of Internal Affairs under the National NGO Board. Since formation, ACODEV has worked to empower and transform communities to challenge social issues, access health, social and other development services. With a national office in Kampala and a field office for Rwenzori Region based in Kasese District and coalition partnerships in Northern Uganda and Karamoja region, ACODEV’s current geographical reach is twenty-eight districts. ACODEV focuses its work in 5 key areas:

  • Research and Learning: ACODEV initiates, conducts and disseminates findings of participatory community studies, research, assessments and evaluations on issues pertaining to all its program areas.
  • Raising Awareness: ACODEV raises community awareness and enlightenment on issues pertaining to all its program areas for increasing demand for services.
  • Capacity Building: ACODEV builds communities’ capacity to take self-owned actions and ably utilize and sustain community support structures and systems relevant to all its program areas.
  • Advocacy and Community Activism: ACODEV supports effective and participatory advocacy and community activism work in all its program areas.
  • Networking and Collaboration: ACODEV promotes networking with relevant government sectors and other developmental actors in strengthening effective implementation and support for all.

Job Summary: The Fundraising and Communications Fellow will significantly contribute to ACODEV’s work in fundraising, documentation and communication. This will involve leading fundraising processes and development communications as well as the production of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials across all programs. The fellow will also work closely with the ACODEV-U website manager to keep the website information and content up to date.  Additionally, the fellow will work with the Research and M&E teams at ACODEV in order to proactively maintain ACODEV’s social media platforms.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Fundraising:
  • Work closely with management to finalize a fundraising strategy based on the organization’s strategic plan
  • Implement a fundraising and resource mobilization strategy for the organization to diversify revenue streams and develop mechanisms for effective fundraising
  • Technically support the business development of ACODEV’s East Africa Centre for Leadership Development-ACLED
  • Manage ACODEV’s grant-making process in all program areas, including concept development, development of project proposals, grants, and concept notes, and identification of potential sources of funding/collaboration
  • Capacity building for ACODEV staff and partners in proposal development and resource mobilization skills
  1. Documentation:
  • Support the documentation of project successes and lessons learned across program areas of reproductive and child health, HIV and AIDS and human rights
  • Collect, collate and analyze data useful for documenting learning experiences from ACODEV programs to be used for ACODEV information materials/publications
  • Coordinate editing and production of various documents from workshops, seminars, and conferences organized by ACODEV and partners
  • Actively facilitate capacity building of ACODEV staff and partners in documentation
  • Take part in planning and implementation of ACODEV-U programs
  • Communications:
  • Play a role in preparing and disseminating a range of public information materials including newsletters, Facebook posts, tweets, blogs, annual reports, brochures, flyers, and radio jingles/spot messages
  • Work in liaison with the ACODEV website manager to keep the website information and content up to date
  • Maintain ACODEV’s social media platforms
  • Actively facilitate capacity building of ACODEV staff and partners in communications

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate should hold a Master’s Degree in International Development, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or equivalent professional work experience in the area of communications
  • At least two years’ experience in development communications, with experience supporting advocacy efforts
  • Proven skills in preparing a range of public information materials including newsletters, annual reports, brochures, flyers, radio jingles/spot messages and website content
  • Originality, innovation and creativity in design and packaging of information for communications
  • Creativity in concept development and fundraising proposal writing
  • Ability to collect, collate and analyze data to document learning experiences/best practices and write reports
  • Good computer skills, especially in website management and desktop publishing
  • Possess the ability to work calmly under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Willingness to travel and document program work
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends as may be required
  • Sympathetic to the aims of ACODEV
  • Reliable, self-motivated and flexible; able to respond to new opportunities
  • Possess the ability to work in a team and form productive, supportive & professional relationships with all staff at ACODEV
  • Excellent facilitation/training skills

Job Terms and Conditions: Fellows will be provided with housing, health insurance and a living stipend of $550/month. Additionally, fellows will receive an award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year. Flights to and from the placement site and all other costs associated with GHC programming are included, including $600 in professional development funds. Housing will be arranged in Kasese.

Note: The living stipend and completion award may be paid out in USD or local currency, as determined by the placement organization.

How to Apply for the job:

All applicants who desire to be placed by the Global Health Corps in the aforementioned organization should express interest by clearly following the instructions at the web page below.

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Deadline: 3rd February, 2015

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