BASED IN: Geneva, Switzerland
START DATE: ASAP
TIME COMMITMENT: Min. 50% of time
Seeds is a Swiss-based NGO supporting microfinance and social business projects in Uganda. Active since 2013, Seeds has currently reached more than 6000 beneficiaries thanks to several hundred private and institutional donors and the volunteer work of more than 10 professionals.
Seeds is now looking for a young fundraising volunteer, passionate about contributing to the development of this startup: want to join us in this adventure?
The volunteer is responsible for supporting organizational operations in the field of fundraising. This position offers the opportunity to develop fundraising and management skills across a wide range of activities and requires a highly motivated individual who is passionate about promoting the work of Seeds.
a. Institutional Funding
i. Market research: Research potential donors/foundations and prepare approach strategies
ii. Prepare project proposal dossiers in order to apply for institutional funds
iii. Follow-up on signed institutional grants (financial and narrative reporting)
b. Private Funding
i. Maintain current database through the preparation of donor certificates, submission of thankful messages, regular personalized update messages
ii. Enlarge current database of private donors through fundraising campaigns in coordination with Seeds’ communication team.
c. Project Monitoring, in coordination with board members and field team :
i. Design financial management tools and training materials to be used in support of the project
WHAT DO WE OFFER:
This position offers the opportunity to contribute to the development of exciting programs of a start-up NGO as well as to develop fundraising and management skills as applied to the nonprofit sector. Taking part in Seeds’ activities will also provide you with a better understanding of microfinance programs and issues affecting rural Africa. You will obtain hands on experience in the field of international development within a cooperative and intercultural environment.
For more information about what you could gain from volunteering with Seeds, please read testimonials of recent volunteers http://www.seeds-ngo.org/volunteer
• Proactivity and the ability to work independently
• Ability to multi-task, remain organized, and meet deadlines
• Good knowledge in main digital communication tools
• Strong writing and verbal communication skills
• Fluency in English required; fluency in French is desirable (minimum intermediate level)
Please note: As this is an unpaid position, the willingness and ability to work without remuneration is required. A valid permit to work in Switzerland is also required.
How To Apply
Interested candidates should send their application with a CV and a cover letter.