Job was posted on:
May 6, 2022

Fundraising Manager

Kinshasa, DRC


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Overview of the role

As Partnerships Manager, you will contribute to the establishment of new and innovative funding partnerships with local foundations, institutions and companies, in collaboration with the Country Director. You will develop and maintain a pipeline of funding opportunities, including researching, identifying funding opportunities, preparing concept notes, full proposals and other essential external content, updating tracking systems and partnership management. You will work closely with the Global Partnerships team across the country's funding pipeline to achieve coordinated revenue goals. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, both orally and in writing, able to work independently and reliably to meet deadlines. He will also have to collaborate with several rapidly evolving teams internationally.

Main functions include:

  1. Partnerships and communications:
    • Daily meetings with a wide range of partners in Kinshasa
    • Support the Country Director in the management of key partnerships in the country, including through formal and informal day-to-day communications, presentations and coordination of meetings.
    • Arrange meetings with designated partners as required.
    • Follow the priorities and strategies of the main partners.
  1. Preparing and writing proposals:
    • Draft presentation materials, pitches, concept notes, funding proposals, grantee reports, etc., for various audiences in accordance with international processes.
    • Support the Country Director in designing basic program parameters for proposals.
    • Coordinate the proposal development process, from identification to submission of full proposal packages, in collaboration with the Global Partnerships team, including seeking appropriate endorsements from the various teams.
    • Prepare reports to donors on the status of ongoing programs, in collaboration with the implementation team.
  1. Content development and research:
    • Develop high quality, branded content for the National Office, including one pagers (one page documents), proposal FAQs, standard presentations, templates, etc. that rely on global templates and global base content, for example to support partner visits.
    • Conduct research and analysis on the country context, stakeholder landscape and specific program areas.
  1. Lead generation:
    • Provide presentation materials for management awareness to potential funders.
    • Identify relevant funding opportunities to pursue and surface key details for Go/No Go decision making.
    • Participate in in-country meetings, as appropriate, to identify possible partners for future collaboration.
  1. Pipeline management and analysis:
    • Track partnership activities and metrics, in line with global processes in relevant systems and support the Country Director in doing the same.
  1. Coordination interne :
    • Work closely with global partnership leads to ensure complementarity and maximize synergies between local and global funding opportunities.
    • Collaborate with the Global Partnerships team to achieve overall country revenue goals.

What we are looking for: 

Essential skills:

  • More than 4 years of relevant experience, including at least 3 years in partnership development and/or fundraising
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong writing skills
  • Excellent sense of organization and project management
  • A self-starter able to understand the situation, independently meet deadlines and manage their time
  • Excitement and energy for the work we do.
  • Proven experience of working in distributed and multicultural teams
  • Professional experience in the DRC and understanding of the country context
  • Interest in maximizing the impact of GiveDirectly by establishing, managing and developing relationships and projects with GiveDirectly partners
  • Fluency in English and French

Desirable skills:

  • Prior experience in securing funding from major social protection program donors: World Bank, USAID, UN Agencies, ODFC, etc.
  • Knowledge of relevant software systems: Salesforce, Slack, GSuite, Asana
  • Ability to create high quality presentations in PowerPoint and/or Google Slides
  • Ability to create budgets
  • Experience working with the DRC government
  • A strong network in the aid sector in the DRC

In addition to the specific skills required for each role, we seek candidates who embrace our  values  ??and who actively practice our core competencies: emotional intelligence, problem solving, project management, monitoring and promoting inclusion.


Why work at GiveDirectly?

At GiveDirectly, we make sure you have everything you need to excel in your role and on your team, including:

  • A positive and supportive team with development opportunities
  • A demonstrated commitment to helping all staff develop and grow
  • A competitive salary
  • A monthly benefit allowance that covers monthly health, dental and vision premiums
  • Unlimited time off (which we encourage staff to take!)
  • A flexible workplace

**GD is committed to complying with all local, national and international laws that protect children, vulnerable adults and the fundamental human rights of all. GD is committed to a policy of “Zero Tolerance for Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (SEAH)” and expects everyone working for GD to prioritize the protection and safeguarding of our beneficiaries. .**


A propos de GiveDirectly 

GiveDirectly (GD) aims to reshape international giving – and millions of lives – by enabling donors to provide grants directly to the world's poorest people.

The Brookings Institution estimates that $70 billion in cash transfers would be needed to close the poverty gap; the aid sector currently spends $135 billion each year, much of it allocated to interventions without evidence.

GiveDirectly wants to change that, set a benchmark, and in doing so, accelerate the end of extreme poverty. GiveDirectly has raised over $700 million in revenue (>$300 million in 2020 alone), while being recognized as one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Nonprofits. GiveDirectly's role in the growing cash transfer movement has been featured in This American Life, Foreign Affairs, The Economist and Business Insider.

Cash transfers are at an important inflection point: COVID-19 has amplified the challenges of larger in-kind aid models, and governments are deploying cash as their most common tool of assistance to vulnerable populations. GiveDirectly has the ability to leverage its strong track record (which includes operations in 9 countries, over $400 million transferred to over one million people, and 15 completed or ongoing randomized controlled trials), for both have an immense impact and position itself as the world's first carried cash implementation.

We are looking for exceptional talent to grow our global team. Joining GiveDirectly means the opportunity to work alongside people from 21 countries who speak 69 different languages. In our global offices, our culture is candid, analytical, non-hierarchical and fast-paced. We value ability, adaptability and a willingness to learn. We actively work towards an equitable and inclusive environment for all team members and seek candidates who will bring diverse perspectives and experiences to our organization. We recruit from organizations across all industries: our team has experience in start-ups, government, consulting firms, investment banks, non-profits, and more.

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