Fundraising Assistant/ Fundraising Intern: Impact Africa Trust (IAT)


Deadline: 30 November 2016

Reporting to: Executive Director
Office Location: Remote
Employer: Impact Africa Trust

Position summary
Impact Africa Trust (IAT) is seeking an Intern to do the following duties and responsibilities for the organization. The program seeks to help agripreneurs scale up their business enterprises. Our approach will bring tested capacity-building and technical assistance methods to agribusinesses, and catalyze the creativity of local individuals to come up with better solutions to resolve their community farming issues. S/he will work mainly on fundraising for the Trust for the capacity building program by working with local partners. Objective: To provide assistance to the Executive director of the organization in identifying donor resources, raising funds and writing proposals for long-term organizational sustainability.

Program description
Impact Africa Trust is a local NGO that has been in existence since July 2015. Impact Africa Trust’s first year in Zimbabwe worked with several farmers in Goromonzi communities in Harare Province on a pilot agripreneurs program. The program identified agripreneurs who are implementing agricultural projects in the area. Impact Africa Trust is now scaling up this successful pilot by building the capacity of local institutions and NGOs across Zimbabwe to accelerate the implementation of technologically efficient agripreneurs community-based projects at the local level.

Employer description
Founded in July 2015, Impact Africa Trust (IAT) is a not-for-profit organization that provides technical expertise and leadership training to solve important global issues in sustainable agribusinesses through agricultural efficiency resulting in lasting change. More information about Impact Africa Trust’s programs is available here

Responsibilities
Compile and maintain a database of international and local donor organizations (international foundations, bilateral and multilateral agencies and private corporations offering donations); Regularly monitor donor websites and identify and inform donor opportunities matching the work of the organization; Assist the Executive Director in writing concept notes, project ideas and project proposals and ensure their timely submission; Undertake independent research in finding alternative resources for long-term sustainability of the organization; Assist the Executive Director in developing business plans to generate income from various sources; Undertake online research and build contacts with potential individual donors and raise funds for the activities of the organization; Maintain relationships with existing donors and respond to their requests regularly and keep updating the executive director about the work of the organization; Improve and develop communications material for the organization such as brochure, website, annual report, poster etc; Organize or provide assistance in organizing any fundraising events for the organization; Suggest other innovative ideas for effective resource mobilization.

Other
Supports the Executive Director in various administrative tasks as requested from time to time

Relationships
Reports to Executive Director; Coordinates closely with the local and international partners with the direct guidance of the Executive director

Qualifications
A degree in agricultural economics, International development, social sciences, or other related degree; Current final university students preferably with experience in international development and/or civil society projects are welcome to apply; Access to own laptop and internet is an added advantage; Proven project management skills with experience managing multiple projects and/or working for an international organization in Zimbabwe or abroad; Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills to work effectively with partners/clients; A track record that demonstrates energy and creativity, and the ability to work independently and to successfully prioritize and manage competing priorities; Demonstrated success in project planning, financial management, program monitoring and timely response, report writing, and identifying and procuring technical assistance; Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentation skills; Experience in data processing (Microsoft Word), spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel), E-mail, and Internet browser software; Strong English skills (spoken and written) and fluency in local Shona or Ndebele required.

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To apply
Submit cover letter (1-page), resume (maximum of 2 pages) with three traceable references by Email to: impactafricatrustzim@gmail.com

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

IAT is an equal opportunity employer