The Resource Mobilization and Communication Officer
Deadline: Until filled
Organization: The Fund for Congolese Women
The Fund for Congolese Women (FFC) is a women's fund founded in 2007 that provides much-needed technical and financial resources to women-led grassroots initiatives and organizations in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since its inception, the FFC has funded more than 267 projects from over 136 organizations throughout Congo. FFC specifically provides funding to women-led organizations that are not able to access funding for a variety of reasons; including a general lack of opportunity and challenges meeting international funding criteria.
Expand opportunities for sourcing for grants from private foundations and international aid agencies
Establish systems and process to increase visibility of FFC nationally and internationally that will support fundraising efforts
Strengthen system and processes that support individual giving from within DRC and the Diaspora community
Within the limit of the prerogatives entrusted to the Resources Mobilization and communication officer, he will have the following responsibilities:
Review and revise organization's resource mobilization strategy
Develop and implement annual plan derived from the overall resource mobilization strategy Create a database of potential private foundations and international aid agencies with interest or focus on DRC or any of FFC's thematic areas (women's political participation; conflict transformation; climate justice, eliminati0n of sexual violence; women & girls empowerment and HIV, sexual and reproductive health).
Establish and build relationships with potential private foundations and international aid agencies with focus on DRC or any of FFC's thematic areas
Support the FFC team in DRC to respond to request for grant proposals from private foundations and international aid agencies.
Develop and coordinate the implementation of FFC communication strategy to contribute to the achievement of resource mobilization goals.
Lead the development of communication materials including annual reports, organizational profiles, program publications amongst others
Write, edit, translate and proofread content as needed
Identify and map communities of Congolese and Africans living in Diaspora Create a program to cultivate a community of international supporters for FFC
Develop activities to engage and educate potential international supports about FFC's work Identify and engage in potential public fundraising activities
Working with the team in DRC develop communication materials for an individual giving program
Execute online trainings for team in DRC on resource mobilization Support the ED in monitoring and building relationships with donors
QUALIFICATION AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Degree in communication with minimum of 3-4 years experience in a fundraising and communication role
Experience in grant-writing and individual giving strategies. Demonstrated passion forwomen's andgirl's human rights Ability to work in a multi-cultural and high paced environment Strong relationship building and persuasive skills
Experience with strategic communications and use of technology Self-starter and motivated to meet fundraising targets Organized and detailed oriented
Knowledge and connection to the African Diaspora communities is an advantage Willingness live and/or spend significant time traveling to DRC
Strong oral and written communicates skills including ability to effectively communicate in English and French.
Only selected candidates will be contacted
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
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