Grants & Fundraising Officer (1)


Job Ref No: CHJ/DEC/J86 | Closing Date: 19/November/2021

Reports To:

Program Management Office (PMO) Team Leader


Overall Job Purpose: To managed designated grants, design and implement fundraising initiatives, establish additional sources of funding and prepare attractive funding proposals and applications.

Key Result Areas

  • Projects implemented (Smile Train, and others)
  • CoRSU fundraising events and initiatives designed and successfully implemented
  • Donor relationships maintained and enhanced
  • New and alternative source of funding explored and established


Detailed Roles and responsibilities

Working in a team to review and implement CoRSU fundraising strategy by:

  • Striving to achieve CoRSU’s agreed fundraising annual targets as agreed with the PMO Team and supervisor.
  • Seeking specific grant funding opportunities to match hospital priorities.
  • Helping to develop exciting new creative fundraising strategies through developing resources and working on publicity strategies.
  • Developing successful fundraising events, including receptions for major donors and artistic performances.
  • Identifying opportunities for funding by recruiting new supporters and advocates, who represent CoRSU on a local and international level such as ‘Friends of CoRSU’ and ‘Good will Ambassadors.’
  • Supporting the team to develop attractive resources to accompany CoRSU’s initiative of “putting patients first”.
  • Ensuring that high quality grant applications are submitted on time.

Managing existing and new grants (all local donors)

  • Smile Train: to finalize and implement the Multi Year Plan proposal
  • To manage relationships with existing donors, including regular reporting updates.
  • Ensuring access of up-to date and accurate records of donations.
  • Making presentations to potential donors including relevant follow up.
  • To provide reports (Statistics and Narrative) as required.

Establishing additional sources of funding by;

  • Working closely with PMO team, CEO and SMT to establish potential funding opportunities and make detailed applications to trust funds and potential donors
  • Establishing and maintaining clear fundraising systems and ensuring that regular funding applications are made on time.
  • To proactively communicate to donors (private, etc) with updates, “thank-you” notes and short proposals as required.
  • Monitoring the outcome of grant/ subsidy applications by establishing an appropriate data base for monthly reporting.
  • Contribute to improve and update the Program Handbook
  • To periodically update the donor database.
  • Organizing partnerships and participating in public fundraising drives.

Other responsibilities

  • Participating in the development of publications including Newsletter, Fliers, annual reports and Brochures
  • Engaging with the public and other institutions to create and maintain networks.
  • To closely coordinate the PR work with the CEO PA-PR
  • Any other tasks as agreed by and with the supervisor


Academic/Professional qualifications, work experience, knowledge & skills

  • University degree preferably in Fundraising, Grants Proposal Writing, Project Management or any other relevant field
  • Project planning and management post graduate qualification.
  • 3 years’ experience in funding proposal writing and a proven track record of writing successful grants.
  • Multi lingual skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of MS Office
  • Excellent writing, communication, fundraising and presentation skills
  • Experience in working in the NGO/Not-for-Profit sector with proven track record of strategic planning, proposal writing and budgeting for institutional donors. (Experience with EU or USAID funding an advantage).
  • Good understanding of disability.

Willingness to travel as required.

Closing Date: 19/November/2021