Fundraising and Business Development Advisor

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Fundraising and Business Development Advisor

  • Post Date:August 24, 2021
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  • Career Level Other
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 3-5 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

ActionAid Zimbabwe is a global justice organization working in over 40 countries, taking sides with people living in poverty and exclusion to achieve social justice, poverty eradication and gender equality. ActionAid Zimbabwe has articulated a strong stand on gender justice and safeguarding through its child protection and anti-sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse policies. ActionAid is committed to taking an intersectional feminist approach to Safeguarding, recognizing how forms of abuse and oppression intersect.

Position summary

The main purpose of this position is to ensure organizational efficiency and effectiveness through leading fundraising and business development initiatives such as tracking donor opportunities, facilitating donor engagement, assisting in the development and rolling out of fundraising strategies, leading the new business and proposal decision, designing and developing process for all funding opportunities. The Fundraising and Business Development Advisor shall ensure viability, initiate, build, deepen, and sustainability coordinate and maintain relationships with donors and likeminded organisations, facilitate linkages between Institutional and Philanthropy Funding team of AAI, Funding Affiliates, and the Global Secretariat to deliver on the AAZ funding strategic objectives of resource mobilization and donors.


The Advisor must have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, such as social sciences, business studies, marketing or other related fields, a relevant specialised Post -graduate qualification will be an added advantage,
  • At least 4 years relevant experience, preferably with an NGO or similar organisation, satisfactorily serves as a Business Development / Fundraising / Resource mobilization Advisor with expertise in Programs development or a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like organizations.


The Advisor must have:

  • Demonstrable in-depth understanding of programming issues and resource mobilization, including proposal development, donor reporting and managing donor relations and donor contracts,
  • Demonstrable experience of developing proposals and a proven track record of securing substantial donations/grants from a range of high value and institutional funding sources,
  • Demonstrable experience of raising funds from institutional or other high value donors,
  • Experience in networking and managing donor relationships,
  • Understanding of different donor requirements and ways of working,
  • Good conceptual, analytical, communication and proposal-writing skills.

To apply

Please submit a maximum of 3-page Curriculum Vitae and motivational letter clearly addressing the key performance key areas highlighted in the advert. All applications must be sent by email to [email protected] Please ensure your email subject clearly reads position applied for. Given the spread of COVID-19 across the globe, no hard copies will be accepted.

NB: Please note that whilst all applicants will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply. Please further note that although we value all applications, we unfortunately can only respond to short-listed candidates.

Deadline: 31 August 2021 (5pm)