Self Help Africa
Self Help Africa is an international NGO dedicated to the vision of an economically thriving and resilient rural Africa. Headquartered in Ireland, with offices in the UK (London and Shrewsbury), the US and six African countries, SHA creates scalable and sustainable solutions to eradicating long-term poverty through knowledge transfer, investment, and market linkages. In August 2021 United Purpose joined the Gorta Group of organisations (which also includes SHA, Partner Africa and TruTrade). This is an exciting time to join SHA as the merger of two like-minded and entrepreneurial organisations will be catalytic in nature as we look to tackle the global challenges of today and tomorrow as one unified organisation.
About the role
The role will involve delivering excellent stewardship of existing Trust and Foundation relationship as well as leading on developing and implementing our approach for growing income from this source. Most of our current donors contribute cofunding towards our larger programmes, and the post holder will work closely with country teams to identify the best fit between potential funders and projects.
The role can be based in our London office, or home based with regular visits to the office.
We’re looking for an experienced Trusts and Foundations fundraiser with excellent networking skills and experience of working collaboratively with global teams. You’ll have excellent writing skills, and be able to work independently and manage a busy and varied workload. French or Portuguese language skills would be a bonus, but not essential.
For more information and to apply, please upload your CV, application form and cover letter to the SHA website.
All candidates offered a job with Self Help Africa will be expected to sign Self Help Africa’s Safeguarding Policies and Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents. Specific roles may require Police/DBS/ vetting.
Self Help Africa strives to be an Equal Opportunities Employer
London and the southeast
Flexible – London (preferred) or home based with regular visits to the London office
To apply, please submit your application form, CV and covering letter on SHA’s website by 5pm on 12 November 2021.
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