Organization Name: Afya Mzuri
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Eligible Citizenship: Zambia
Role Code: Z01-Nat

Role Overview

The Marketing & Fundraising Specialist will support the marketing, communications, fundraising, business development, and resource mobilization efforts of Afya Mzuri. The specialist will work closely with the senior management team, project lead staff, and the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer. 

Responsibilities

The Marketing & Fundraising Specialist will help to ensure Afya Mzuri’s long-term sustainability and financial viability through sustained marketing and business development efforts. They will be responsible for building strong brand recognition and visibility for the organization. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Implement Afya Mzuri’s business development strategy, including regularly reviewing the organisation’s business development pipeline
  • Develop funding proposals for potential donors
  • Coordinate proposal writing teams
  • Organise Afya Mzuri showcase events
  • Develop innovative income generating activities
  • Implement the organisation’s public relations strategy
  • Developing strategic partnerships, including with the private sector and international and local organisations
  • Tracking funding opportunities on a weekly basis
  • Develop marketing strategies for the service department aimed at retaining and attracting clients for Afya Mzuri’s consultancy services

Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
 
  • At least one year of experience in fundraising, resource mobilization, and/or marketing/business development*
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience in proposal writing*
  • Experience managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders, such as donors, government agencies, senior executives, or community beneficiaries*
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite*
  • A master’s degree or relevant post-graduate qualification
  • Experience working for a non-profit organization and/or in the corporate sector
  • Experience working with large-scale donor funded programmes in the health sector, ideally with USAID
  • Proven track record of capacity building at individual, community, or organizational levels
  • Willing to work with minimal supervision; a self-starter
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A passion for writing and researching

About the Organization

Afya Mzuri is known to be among the experts in behaviour change interventions, working in both urban and peri-urban settings to address health risks focusing on gender, sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and HIV prevention. Afya Mzuri’s participatory approach aims at including key target populations such as adolescent girls and boys, young women, youth, and inadequately serviced populations.

Afya Mzuri’s mission is to contribute to the national health response through empowering people and communities to adopt healthy behaviours through innovative and participatory approaches.

Role Function: Advocacy, Communications, Development / Fundraising / Grant-Writing
Issue Area: HIV / AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health

Stipend, Benefits, and Logistics

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