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Job Purpose

The Development Officer will be in charge of establishing a robust coordination mechanism with USIU-Africa’s stakeholders to achieve overall effectiveness in fundraising.

Key Responsibilities/Tasks

  • Maintaining partnerships and networks for donors, alumni and volunteers;
  • Planning, implementing and promoting fundraising programs that support USIU-Africa’s strategic intent and Schools’ priorities;
  • Profiling and advancing Schools’ flagship projects and events;
  • Identify and research for fundraising and grants opportunities that match USIU-Africa’s strategic intent;
  • Communication and engagement of USIU-Africa’s current partners and prospects to facilitate solicitation for grants, donations, partnerships and sponsorships;
  • Maintain active records for all existing funders and keep track of pledges and donations accurately at the school level;
  • Prepare draft case statements for fundraising activities and provide institutional information for grant applications;
  • Plan, implement and monitor fundraising programs at the schools in accordance with existing university guidelines, and mobilize participation from all actors;
  • Provide precise information about ongoing fundraising programmes for sharing in USIU-Africa’s formal communication channels and social media, for sustained donor interest and alumni giving;
  • Carry out due diligence on potential fundraising partners to promote compatible and sustainable partnerships, in accordance with existing university guidelines;
  • Recruit and manage volunteers to participate in various fundraising activities and promote active participation in fundraising by USIU-Africa’s internal stakeholders.


  • Knowledge of CARS
  • Must have Public Relations skills
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of software to enable automation of fundraising and grant tracking
  • Must have presentation and report writing skills, in addition to knowledge of and communication tools such as Desktop Publishing, Graphics Software, Presentations, and Office Suite.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in Business Management, International Relations, PR and Communications or any other related field;
  • 1-3 years’ experience in resource mobilization.

Skills and Competencies

  • Superior written, verbal and organizational skills,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills,
  • Ability to work closely with high level staff/faculty and university committees,
  • Read, write and speak fluent English.
  • Analytical, organizational and time management skills
  • Computer and IT skills

Performance Measures and Targets

  • Sustained fundraising and grants income
  • Viable relationships and partnerships forged
  • Accurate donor and prospect information
  • Accurate records of donations and pledges by individuals and institutions

Personal Attributes & Competencies

  • Confident and self-assured.
  • Takes initiative to leverage opportunities and tackle challenges.
  • Uses creativity and critical thinking to identify solutions.
  • Able to work as part of a team and independently.
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with stakeholders.
  • Good in multi-tasking, able to work quickly and effectively.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the value of storytelling in print, digital and social media channels.
  • Commitment to USIU-Africa’s vision and values.

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