London, Greater London
£33,178 - £37,459 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Who we are

Our vision is a world free of preventable disease, in which everyone everywhere can reach their full potential. We were founded in 2002 with a £20m grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and started life at Imperial College London as the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative. Consistently ranked globally as one of the most cost-effective non-profit initiatives, in 2010 we received significant funding from the UK Department of International Development which has since been extended until 2022.

In 2019 we became an independent organisation, and the SCI Foundation now works across multiple sectors in several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to deliver effective and robust health programmes that have a lasting impact.

What we do

Working in partnership with Governments, the SCI Foundation supports and facilitates public health programmes that reduce the impact of preventable diseases like parasitic worm infections.

We provide technical and financial support to Ministries of Health, in line with their own strategies and plans, to enhance sustainability and strengthen health systems within countries affected by these diseases

To date, our team have supported 60% of all global schistosomiasis treatments and we are broadening our reach to coordinate with health programmes for other preventable diseases, as well as supporting  disease prevention measures such as water, sanitation and hygiene and the management of the impacts of these diseases on individuals

Who we are looking for

We are looking for an exceptional person to join our friendly and dynamic team as a Donor Relations Officer to support the SCI Foundation in its next phase and fulfil its exciting new strategy.

You will have demonstrated experience of working with CRMS or donor management services and be comfortable with analysing and reporting on donor data to identify trends, produce reports, segment donors, and strategize based on your findings. You will have the ability to translate opportunities into practical plans of action and work proactively using your own initiative. Sound knowledge of statutory legislations around fundraising and data protection is essential.  The successful candidate will be ambitious and have a passion for fundraising and building good relationships with existing investors and donors, whilst responding to their requests in a timely manner.

Reporting to the Grants, Reporting and Contracting Manager you will support the team with their fundraising goals and effectively support the SCI Foundation in the delivery of our mission.


What it’s like to work at the SCI Foundation

We’re a team of people passionate about creating a world free of preventable disease. Everyone that works at the SCI Foundation, as well as our partners and supporters, shares these same values and beliefs:

  • Equality: We are a small and dynamic team in which every staff member’s contribution is crucial and equally valued
  • Inclusion: We are working towards a fairer world where no-one is left behind.
  • Transparency: We believe that openness and transparency create trust and a culture of continuous improvement.


Day-to-day life at the SCI Foundation is fast paced but fun. We place great importance and value on working respectfully within the team and in partnership with our partners globally. Whilst many of us travel abroad frequently, we regularly get together, whether to socialise in support of healthy working relationships, or more formally to benefit from one another’s skills, knowledge and experience.


To apply

To apply, please submit an up-to-date CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role according to the job description and person specification.


No agencies please.

DATA PROTECTION – By submitting an application you agree that SCI Foundation collects and manages the information that you provide. Your personal information will be used for recruitment purposes only. Your application will be treated with strict confidentiality.

SAFEGUARDING - Roles at SCIF may require interaction with children and vulnerable adults as well as maintaining confidential and sensitive information about them.  The successful candidate will be required to apply for a criminal record check through a basic, standard or enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. That will depend on the nature of the role and the circumstances of your offences.  A conditional offer of employment will only be made upon reception of 2 satisfactory written references and a satisfactory DBS result.

SCI Foundation is committed to diversity and equal opportunities for applicants and employees. SCI Foundation strives to ensure equal employment opportunities and equal access to employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, colour, national origin, religion, physical or mental ability, marital status and age. Applications will be treated with strict confidentiality

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Refreshed on: 27 February 2021
Closed date: 14 March 2021
Job ref: SCIF_FinOps_DRO_2021
Tags: Fundraising, Business Development