£28,000 - £30,000 pro rata + pension
Permanent, Part-time, 4 days per week, 7.5 hours per day
Job description


Child’s i Foundation is a Uganda based charity with an international reputation for advocating child rights and creating community based alternatives to orphanages. A small non-profit with a big impact, we work with governments, national partners and our worldwide network of supporters to highlight the harm and cost of orphanages in Uganda and globally.  We’re helping to reimagine the whole child protection and care system, repurpose orphanages and rebuild services at the heart of communities that are designed to strengthen and support birth, foster and adoptive families. Because every child needs a loving family, we are Child's i.

We believe in creating a supportive and respectful place where people are passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of youth with lived experience of care, children and families from many different backgrounds in Uganda. We encourage applications from people across all communities. We are committed to ensuring that our people and our services reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and applications from people from under-represented groups are particularly welcomed. 

The Role

An exciting new opportunity for a Fundraising Officer to help us drive our ambition forward. The role will be home based with some meetings in London.

The Fundraising Officer will work closely with the CEO, Grants and Strategic Partnerships Manager, and other teams across Child’s i Foundation to achieve the fundraising targets associated with Child’s i's plans, objectives and values.  

The Fundraising Officer will help deliver our fundraising campaigns, challenge and supporter events, and assist on specific fundraising audiences to raise as much money as possible. 

Key responsibilities

  1. Develop and manage regular and exciting fundraising appeals, challenge events and supporter events to maximise income and meet fundraising targets (both new donor acquisition and existing donor retention).
  2. Develop excellent supporter journeys, fundraising resources, and stewardship communications to maximise supporter numbers, retention and engagement.
  3. Support the Communications team with the development of multi-channel marketing communications, visual and written content and fundraising collateral.
  4. Maintain a high level accuracy on our CRM system Salesforce to capture both donor and donation information and key data contributing to the development and implementation of fundraising processes.
  5. Monitor and report on key fundraising performance indicators, and pipeline development against income projections.
  6. Communicate proactively and effectively with the team in the UK and global to follow up on leads, cultivate strong relationships and maximise fundraising income through all channels.
  7. Contribute to the development of fundraising strategies and budgeting.
  8. Follow sector best practice on fundraising.
  9. Safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children in accordance with Child’s i Foundations Policies and Procedures at all times.
  10. Demonstrate and uphold Child’s i foundation’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
  11. Identify your own personal learning and development needs and seek opportunities to address them.

Person Specification


  • A successful track record of meeting fundraising income and supporter number targets.
  • Experience of using CRM systems to deliver a fundraising programme.
  • Experience of developing fundraising collateral for campaigns and events.
  • Information sharer, operating and communicating as a team player who enjoys collaborating with and learning from others.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, developing productive working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and adopting a collaborative working approach.
  • Commitment to and enthusiasm for the aims and objectives of the organisation and positively and proactively represent and advocate for Child’s i Foundation’s vision.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and high level of numeracy.
  • An eye for detail.
  • Strong time management and organisational skills.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • The role requires travel to and within London for meetings at least twice a month.


  • Knowledge of international development and the issues involved in poverty and inequality in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • An understanding of Child protection, social care and social policies relating to Care reform and a desire to learn more.​

Additional Information

  • At Child’s i Foundation we value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. The statements in the person specification are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.
  • Child’s i Foundation is an equal opportunities employer.  
  • This role is open to UK residents only.
  • We will actively consider flexible working arrangements.
Application Instructions

Closing date: 20th July. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis so we reserve the right to close this vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible.

How to apply: Applications should include a CV (max 3 pages) and a one page cover letter stating how you meet each requirement and why you are interested in the role.

More about Child's i Foundation

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Refreshed on: 07 July 2022
Closed date: 20 July 2022 at 09:00
Job ref: 2 references from current/recent past employment.
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