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Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation is a grant making nonprofit organization established in 2016 to support local, national and regional non – profit organizations working to address challenges and associated vulnerabilities across the African Continent.

ACT Foundation is seeking outstanding candidates to fill in the following positions.

DESIGNATION: 
Partnership Engagement Officer
DEPARTMENT
PROGRAMMES
REPORTING
HEAD OF PROGRAMMES/CEO
JOB LEVEL / GRADE
SUPERVISOR/TEAM LEAD LEVEL(CONTRACT)

JOB SUMMARY

The Partnership Engagement Officer is responsible for leading and developing partner relationships and fundraising initiatives across multiple income streams.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategy development:

  • Develop and Implement a strategy to raise high-value donations from trusts, corporates and major donors.
  • Develop strategies with detailed execution plans to achieve greater financial sustainability.

Relationship Building and Management: 

  • Build strong relationships with internal and external senior stakeholders to support fundraising.
  • Make initial contact and follow up.
  • Build and maintain profitable long-term relationships with potential donors and partners
  • Work closely with the leadership team and trustees to map networks and connections
  • Build relationships with high-value potential stakeholders.
  • To ensure that the Foundation’s activities receive support and are delivered.
  • To achieve a sustainable future for the foundation through proactively identifying, lobbying for and securing income from a range of sources including sponsorship, funding applications and philanthropic giving.
  • To establish, maintain and strengthen relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, partners and with audiences that the foundation is targeting.
  • To effectively represent the foundation and communicate its position on a range of policy areas at meetings and events so that the foundation’s voice is heard and its profile raised, nationally and internationally.

Lead generation and development: 

  • Create a strong portfolio of funding opportunities, managing them from start to finish
  • Organise events and other high quality activities to engage existing and potential partners
  • Lead on the development of complex funding proposals and pitches
  • Create and maintain fundraising resources
  • Proactively keep up-to-date with the external fundraising environment, identifying trends and creating innovative responses to maximise ACT Foundation’s fundraising abilities
  • Identify and research organizations likely to create a partnership with the foundation.
  • Search and research potential donors and foundations to evaluate potential funding sources
  • Generate new ideas and business opportunities to increase opportunities for ACT Foundation Financial Sustainability.
  • Manage pre solicitation proposal preparations, bid, planning & strategy.
  • Identify and track relevant upcoming development finding opportunities.
  • Research and approach private foundations& trust, development organisations and Government to explore funding opportunities.

General requirements: 

  • Work within a flexible framework in order to meet the demands of the service outside usual office hours and travel as required
  • Carry out any other duties as might be required within the remit and responsibilities of the post
  • Assist CEO and Program team to develop business relationships with potential funders & relevant stakeholders with a focus on organizational & sustainability.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Tenacity, the ability to think differently, solve problems and develop creative solutions in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional skills at building and managing relationships, including the ability to influence and persuade a wide range of individuals and audiences
  • Communication and presentational skills including a highly developed writing style with experience of writing professional proposals and reports
  • Excellent organizational, research and analytical skills including the ability to assess, prioritise and manage a varied workload Ability to understand and analyse CRM systems to assist in strategic planning
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter and leader with initiative, confidence and drive
  • Ability to work flexibly and cooperatively with a team in a demanding working environment
  • Passionate about making a difference in areas of social policy where the problems of vulnerable and marginalised groups have become entrenched.  

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a fundraising role, with a strong track record in at least one discipline – preferably corporate or trusts
  • Educated to degree level or higher

Experience and knowledge:

  • Proven success in fundraising,
  • Sound understanding of fundraising techniques, including prospect research, network mapping, cultivation, stewardship and income forecasting
  • Experience of establishing and managing effective working relationships with people across varied levels and industry-experience
  • Experience in developing and implementing strategic plans

COMPETENCIES

  • Business Awareness
  • Managerial effectiveness
  • Operational effectiveness
  • Strategic perspective

 

Interested candidates should please send their application to hr@actrustfoundation.org

Applicants should submit:

  • CV/Resume
  • Application letter stating why they are suitable for the position as well as the value they will add to the foundation

 

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.