Communications and Fundraising Manager

Amani Center for Street Children

About the organization

From humble beginnings 20 years ago, Amani Center for Street Children headquartered in Moshi, Tanzania, has grown to become one of the largest NGOs dealing with street children in East Africa. Today Amani is nationally recognized for their life-changing work as 80 dedicated social workers, educators and caregivers support almost 1000 children in three Tanzanian locations. Amani’s overarching goal is to help children off the streets, into education, and back into their families and communities. Every effort is made to reunite the children with family members and their local communities, while sometimes providing modest financial support for school fees or family support. As part of the work towards family/community reintegration, Amani operates purpose-built facilities where children temporarily live, eat, attend school, and are enabled to thrive. In some cases, Amani also funds vocational training, and for the most-talented children, will pay for college or university.

Duties

Development
•Cultivate, solicit, and steward major donors, foundations, and corporate sponsors.

Grants
•Grant proposal writing with oversight and support from Executive Director.
•Manage a tracking system for meeting reporting requirements in a timely manner.
•Results report writing – narrative, statistics, and financials.
•Maintain an overview of key funding gaps and needs.

Communications
•Gather and write content for all Amani promotional materials.
•Copywriting and editing children’s stories.
•Write, edit, and coordinate the distribution of Amani’s semi-annual fundraising appeals.
•Strengthen Amani’s profile within the Tanzanian and East-African media.
•Manage email communications with supporters world-wide.
•Ensure regular communications through newsletters.
•Expand social media reach.
•Create impactful website content.
•Write meaningful and timely blog posts.

Additional
•Oversee donation acknowledgement communications, ensuring thanks are expressed in a timely manner.
•Ensure all Amani international fundraising groups are encouraged and have the support needed to be as effective as possible.
•Help prepare presentation materials for the Amani ED’s international fundraising trips.
•Manage donor relationships by establishing stewardship plans for support groups.
•Assist in welcoming visitors to Amani and ensuring their contact information is shared with appropriate FOAs for targeted outreach.

See a full job description at www.amanikids/CFM

Qualifications

Amani’s Expectations for Qualified Candidates:

•5 years of successful fundraising experience with mid-sized non-profits, preferably with exposure to charities working internationally.
•Exposure to and experience with the grant proposal process: grant proposal writing, and grant reports writing.
•Experience with social media outreach, implementation, content writing and follow-up.
•Highly organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and intent on follow-thru.
•Strong verbal and written English communication skills.
•A people person with proven ability to steward effectively with modest to major donors.
•Inspired by Amani’s work and likewise able to wholeheartedly inspire others to support Amani’s goals.
•Mission-driven with a genuine passion for children and youth.
•Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, hands-on, and rapidly changing environment.
•Willingness to live and work at Amani’s base location in Moshi, a mid-sized town in the north of Tanzania, close to Mount Kilimanjaro for at least 2 years.
•Bachelor’s Degree required, majoring and with experience, in a related field of study.

Salary

Competitive salary (for East African NGOs) based on qualifications and experience, plus a secondary benefit package.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

•A full job description is available at www.amanikids.org/CFM. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV/Resume in English by email only to: [email protected]
•Only short-listed candidates will be contacted, and will be requested to present references, diplomas, certificates, testimonials, or additional support documentation. Please do not include this information when applying.
•The position will remain open until filled.

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