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International Youth Alliance for Family Planning


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Published 9 days ago

February 21, 2020
February 18, 2020
$52,000 - $54,080

The International Youth Alliance for Family Planning (IYAFP) is looking for a non-profit business development consultant to advise and draft a 5-year fundraising strategy.


Background: IYAFP is an international non-governmental organization aimed at achieving sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and wellbeing for all young people, by young people. We are driven by the idea that all young people have the expertise around their own healthcare and should play a direct role in shaping the SRH products, services, information made available to them and in leading the global SRHR agenda forward to ensure equity for all generations.


In January 2020, IYAFP began its strategy refresh to better understand emerging priorities among youth in relation to advancing SRHR and options for strengthening the organization’s impact and operations. As a part of this refresh, IYAFP is creating a five-year strategic and sustainability plan as a part of the organization’s strategic refresh to fully develop a theory of change and strategy informed directly by the needs of its 80-country constituency of young leaders and advocates. The new plan will be outlining the organization’s long-term aims, mission and values relating to global sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice for young people (SRHR) within the scope of a five-year goal related to movement building and youth mobilization.


The strategy is to be accompanied by a fundraising plan that specifies how IYAFP will seek financial stability and sustainability over this five-year period in alignment with its mission, long-term goal, and value proposition as a network of country chapters led by youth SRHR advocates. IYAFP will draft this plan using fundraising best practices implemented by other youth-led organizations. In addition, IYAFP will innovate and balance tried and tested funding methods with more novel options that put its youth at the forefront of its resource development strategies. This fundraising/business development plan will provide a road map for IYAFP’s sustainability, allowing internal stakeholders to know its destination, follow its progress, and hold it accountable along the way. 

Objectives:

  1. To assist with the development of a sound business model for the IYAFP organization, including review of bylaws and policies, review of youth-led organization best practices for fundraising and organizational sustainability, the creation of a donor map in relation to the organization’s priorities, mission, and values, and identifying options for growth and financial sustainability
  2. Support the Director of Operations create an organizational Fundraising Plan over a 3-week period for the 2020-2025 strategic and sustainability plan, including:
  3. Develop and draft five-year SMART fundraising goals in alignment with IYAFP’s mission
  4. Develop and draft a set of mixed fundraising and/or business development methods to meet the five-year goals
  5. Provide recommendations on strategy on overall individual giving for programs
  6. Develop and draft the full break-down of steps (organizational inputs) IYAFP needs to take to implement the fundraising and/or business development methods, including written strategies for donor solicitations and major gifts for campaigns
  7. Provide human resources recommendations for fully executing the fundraising strategy (i.e. staffing requirements and team description)
  8. Set qualitative and quantitative expectations and goals for unit staff. Actively use management approaches such as appropriate delegation, timely feedback, setting agendas, problem-solving, team-building and skills improvement to achieve these results
  9. Offer insight on best practices for non-profit organizational financial viability generally, and recommendations for improved effectiveness of IYAFP business operations.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience leading and/or developing business models (development activities) and fundraising for non-profit organizations
  • Experience as a grant-writer OR demonstrated experience working with nonprofits/community/start up initiatives
  • Background in organizational development
  • Experience leading volunteers or staff
  • Strong knowledge of nonprofit business and management principles
  • Ability to determine strategies to move an organization forward, set goals, create action plans, and evaluate the process
  • Strong demonstrated technical writing expertise
  • Ability to speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.

Essential competencies:

  • Ability to set priorities and work within deadlines
  • Leadership, management and human resources principles as they relate to non-profit/community organizations
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a positive team spirit; ability to work effectively in a team setting with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to use initiative and independent judgment, identify and resolve problems, and exercise strong collaboration skills to develop effective solutions
  • Knowledge of financial and project management
  • Ability to use initiative and independent judgment, identify and resolve problems, and exercise strong collaboration skills to develop effective solutions
  • Ability to understand and follow set requirements as put forth by the Executive Board
  • Excellent computer, software, and office skills

Preferred skills and knowledge:

  • Candidates with demonstrated commitment to and/or knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights topics and principles as well as youth capacity strengthening concepts preferred.
  • Candidates with a portfolio of work in family planning/gender justice/SRHR/international development issues
  • Qualitative data analysis and synthesis
  • Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, and be able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail 
  • Demonstrated work initiative and is able to finish tasks with little supervision
  • Ability to be creative with their ideas and guidance. 

IYAFP committed to employment equity and encourages applicants from equity-seeking groups. We aim to foster a workplace that reflects the diversity of the community we serve.

The position described is a 1-month full-time appointment (40 hours per week).  

Where is the office?

We don’t have one! This means you get to work from wherever you want, as long as you have internet (did someone say beach?)

The International Youth Alliance for Family Planning (IYAFP) is looking for a non-profit business development consultant to advise and draft a 5-year fundraising strategy.


Background: IYAFP is an international non-governmental…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Remote working - work from any where you want, as long as you have internet!

Remote working - work from any where you want, as long as you have internet!

Level of Language Proficiency

Strong English proficiency is required for this position.

Strong English proficiency is required for this position.

How to Apply

To apply to this position, please send in an updated resume along with a cover letter describing your interest and capacity for the position and commitment to IYAFP's mission.

To apply to this position, please send in an updated resume along with a cover letter describing your interest and capacity for the position and commitment to IYAFP's mission.

Location

Washington, DC

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