The Joliba Trust supports grassroots development work with farming and livestock-raising communities in Mali. We are working to sustain and improve rural livelihoods.
We are looking for a fundraiser with experience of overseas development work to help expand our environment and climate change mitigation programme in Mali. Joliba Trust has worked on grassroots development and environmental projects with rural communities for over 25 years. This work includes agro-ecology, dune stabilisation, water provision, women's income-generation, natural resource management, livestock projects, beekeeping and youth employment. We have an excellent track record for project delivery on the ground and are looking to expand our activities.
Main duties and responsibilities
- to work with our Malian partners and UK Co-ordinator to develop high quality funding proposals which will meet donor guidelines
- to research and identify funding sources and to make applications for funding
- to meet potential donors
- to oversee updating of our website and to help promote and raise the profile of Joliba Trust's work amongst private individuals
- to keep fully informed about work on the ground and to write progress reports for trusts and institutions
We are looking for someone:
- educated to degree level or equivalent
- with fundraising knowledge and experience, particularly in working with trusts, foundations or institutional donors
- with a good understanding of international development, project planning and implementation
- who has good communication skills in French
- who is a confident networker and good communicator
- who is able to work as part of a cross-cultural team
- who has excellent writing skills, including experience of writing successful donor proposals and reports
- who has a genuine interest and commitment to overseas development
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in the workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
The position is initially freelance with a view to becoming a permanent post.
Applications online by 14 July 2020. Please send your cv and a supporting statement of c400 words on what you feel you can bring to this job and why it would be of interest to you.
Successful applicants will be contacted by 25 July and initial interviews with our board will take place by zoom.