- Full time, permanent contract
- Salary - £40-44,500 pa (depending on experience)
- Starting: 1 March 2021 (negotiable)
- Reports to: Director of Fundraising
- Line Management of two AfriKids UK employees
- Location: initially home based, will be required to attend office/meetings in central London when conditions allow
- Flexible working available
Head of Grants and Programme Funding is a senior role within the fundraising team, responsible for the development and implementation of AfriKids’ grants (institutional, trusts and foundation) fundraising and global resource mobilisation activities in order to secure funding and contracts for AfriKids’ programmes and organisational core costs.
Key responsibilities and accountabilities of this role
AfriKids is at a pivotal moment in its history, and is looking for someone who is proactive, enthusiastic and ambitious to join its award-winning team.
As a senior leader in the organisation, your focus will be to drive the development and delivery of our grants and programme funding strategy. You are a values-driven, confident leader and fundraiser who can work at both a strategic and operational level driving change and delivering results.
In 2020, AfriKids has finalised the development of its ambitious 5 year strategy, and will be planning for the launch and the beginnings of its implementation in 2021. You will work closely with the CEO, Director of Fundraising, AfriKids Ghana as well as many different partners and stakeholders, so strong relationship management skills will be essential. You will be target and quality driven, with a collaborative working style, and will play a key part in preparing the organisation for change while continuing to drive income from grant and programme funding opportunities. AfriKids is a small and dedicated team, with big ambitions to protect children and communities globally.
Summary of role
The Head of Grants and Programme Funding is responsible for the development and implementation of AfriKids’ grants and programme fundraising activity to secure funding for AfriKids’ programmes, unrestricted income and organisational core costs. AfriKids has had huge success in securing restricted and unrestricted grants from a variety of funders. In line with a new organisational strategy, you will diversify opportunities available to AfriKids by building and strengthening the existing (institutional, trusts and foundations) pipeline to further include: strategic corporate partners; implementing partners and international donors.
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