Placement Organization: MIFUMI Project
Placement Location: Tororo, Uganda
Eligible Citizenship: American
About: MIFUMI Uganda is a development NGO and a leading indigenous women and children’s rights agency supporting the needs of and promoting the protection of women and children affected by domestic violence, abuse, and bride price violations. We provide comprehensive services in education, health-care, micro-enterprises, and domestic violence advocacy, addressing issues of polygamy and child marriages and the arbitrary and unlawful action among justice delivery agents unfairly directed towards women seeking protection.
In the area of health, MIFUMI successfully established a health unit offering comprehensive medical services. The unit reached out to over 10,783 women, children and men last year from the 15 surrounding sub-counties and neighboring districts of Butaleja, Busia, Bugiri, and Pallisa, and has to date treated over 80,000 patients since inception in 2001. Work with COBES (Community-Based Education and Service) students as visiting medical students is on-going twice a year.
Position Overview: The Fundraising Manager will provide assistance to the directors of the organization in identifying donor resources, raising funds and writing proposals for long-term organizational sustainability in line with the strategic plan and fundraising strategy of the health centre.
- Compile and maintain a database of international and local donor organizations (international foundations, bilateral and multilateral agencies and private corporations)
- Regularly monitor donor websites and identify and inform donor opportunities matching the work of the health centre
- Assist the 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 health services
- Assist the 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 health centre
- Maintain relationships with existing donors and respond to their requests regularly and update them about the work of the health centre
- Improve and develop communications material for the health centre such as brochures, newsletters, annual report, DVD, poster etc.
- Provide assistance in organizing any fundraising events for the organization such as the 16 Days of Activism and Women’s Day
Required Skills and Experience:
- Excellent communication and leadership skills relevant to project work
- Creative and flexible in planning and implementing activities
- Able to work under pressure with minimal supervision
- Gender sensitive with wide understanding of gender issues
- Willing to learn and adapt to other cultures
- Highly organized with a good sense of judgment
- Trustworthy and dependable in handling resources
- Computer literate, especially in Microsoft Excel
Preferred Skills and Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Development studies, Gender studies, Public health and/or Mass Communication
- Post Graduate training in public health and /or project planning and management will be an added advantage
- At least 2 years’ experience in fundraising preferably in the area of public health
Living Conditions: Fellows will be provided with housing, health insurance and a living stipend of $550/month. Fellows will also receive an award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year. Flights to and from the placement site and all other costs associated with GHC programming are included. The placement location will be in the rural setting of Mifumi Village in Tororo District, Uganda. Fellows may need to work from the head office in Tororo. There is fully furnished staff housing available near the health centre and has a separate bedroom for each fellow. Whenever need arises for logistical support with travel, the organization can make a driver and vehicle available.