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Research donors and Write grant proposals

Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled

08 Dec 2019 This opportunity is no longer available Share
08 Dec 2019 This opportunity is no longer available Share
Background and objectives
SAFOD is seeking to work with online volunteers with experience in writing project proposals, researching potential donor organizations and funding opportunities. The task also includes providing advice on how to approach donors and sharing innovative fundraising ideas. Volunteers will not submit funding requests on behalf of our organization, nor solicit funds on our behalf. The starting date is Wednesday, 15 January 2020. The duty station is strictly online. Application deadline is Monday day, 06 January 2020. SAFOD Secretariat will organize weekly Skype meetings with the volunteers to plan for specific goals of the week and to review weekly progress of the assignments. The duration is 26 weeks (6 months) and they will be expected to work not more than 10 hours per week, but minimum 5 hours; we'll try to make it as flexible as possible though, as the volunteers will work at own pace.
Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination
SAFOD has implemented activities over the past 30 years, strengthening the Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) through training, research, information-sharing, etc. However, People With Disabilities (PWDs) continue to face many challenges. They are still denied opportunities to participate on an equal basis with others, hence can be left behind in our efforts to achieving the SGDs. It is against this background that SAFOD put in place a Resource Mobilization Strategy which outlines how it can raise resources needed for delivering on its obligations toward PWDs in all the ten countries where SAFOD operates. SAFOD advocates for PWDs' rights and nurturing its affiliates in Southern Africa to ensure promotion of inclusive development and human rights for PWDs. Unlike the MDGs, the SDGs now have disability integrated into the monitoring and evaluation framework. To achieve this, we are seeking to achieve the following objectives for which the volunteers are expected to contribute: (i) to deepen the partnerships with traditional development partners; (ii) to diversify the donor base; and (iii) to help improve internal capacity for resources mobilization.
Volunteers: 2 needed
6-10 hours per week / 26 weeks
1. Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline; 2. Minimum of five (5) years working experience in international development; 3. Proven experience in Fundraising and/or grant writing; 4. Ability to familiarize with the SAFOD’s Resource Mobilization Strategy; 5. Ability to meet tight deadlines and work independently, be innovative and creative; 6. Demonstrate strong negotiation and networking skills; 7. Gender sensitive; 8. Experience with social media, a plus.

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