Development Fellow



Start Date


End Date


Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Off Krofofrom Road
Tarkwa Breman
Western Region


Development Fellow


Tarkwa-Breman, Ghana

Who We Are

Cocoa360 (local entity: Tarkwa Breman Community Alliance) is a 501c3 non-profit with a mission of developing and sustaining robust health systems for cocoa-growing communities in rural Ghana. The NGO is based in Tarkwa Breman, a cocoa farming village located in the Prestea-Huni Valley District in the Western Region of Ghana.


At Cocoa360, we believe that education fundamentally shapes a child’s lifelong health and impacts their ability to make sound health decisions. We therefore go beyond medical treatment – focusing on education for the most vulnerable target of risky health behaviors and infections – young girls.

Our “Health Equity Campus” – a tuition-free girls’ school and community clinic situated amid our 40-acre cocoa plantation, combines prevention programs and treatment measures to form an innovative approach to health equity.

The Opportunity

This opportunity is ideal for a high-achieving recent college graduate or young professional with a strong communications background, who loves writing, is organized, and is excited about being part of the core team at a growing nonprofit.

The Development Fellow will be responsible for growing and maintaining the organization’s funding sources. S/he will manage the existing grant portfolio, and will play a lead role in designing and executing new fundraising efforts. The Development Fellow will work closely with the Cocoa360 leadership team including the CEO, the Director of Operations and the Finance Director to develop short- and long-term development strategies and build funding pipelines from a variety of sources including private foundations, CSR, and individual donors. This position involves working as an integral part of a fast-paced, passionate team in Ghana. The candidate will report to Director of Operations and will work closely with the entire team including staff at the community clinic, school and cocoa farm.

In this position, the Development Fellow will do a large amount of grant prospecting, writing, and reporting. The ideal candidate can respond to and incorporate feedback, balance multiple projects at the same time, and manage a complex calendar of proposal and reporting timelines. S/he needs to be extraordinarily organized and detail oriented. As the lead team member designing and implementing fundraising efforts, the Development Fellow should be able to think creatively about engaging new audiences around Cocoa360’s work. Cocoa360 is at an exciting inflection point and, there is room for growth within the organization, dependent upon performance.


Role and Responsibilities

·      Manage the grant application, writing and reporting processes

·      Take the lead in writing and editing proposals and reports

·      Support the cultivation and stewardship of relationships with foundation partners

·      Identify new grant and/or funding opportunities

·      Contribute to overall communications and development strategy

·      Design and implement online and direct mail fundraising campaigns

·      Represent Cocoa360 to external stakeholders

How to apply: Send your resume, cover letter and a short writing sample to with subject line: “Development Fellow”

Dates: Early 2018; as soon as possible preferred

Hours: Full-time

Benefits and Perks:

•         Stipend to support the partial cost of a round-trip ticket to Ghana

•         Stipend to support the partial cost of meals every month.

•         Free accommodation for one year.

•         Language and culture support will be provided 


Stipend Provided

Housing Available

Language/Cultural Support Available

We welcome

International Volunteers

How To Apply

How to apply: Send your resume, cover letter and a short writing sample to with subject line: “Development Fellow”

Dates: Early 2018; as soon as possible preferred