Location: Harare or Remote
Zvandiri is a community organisation which through its Zvandiri programme, integrates community prevention, treatment, care and support for children, adolescents and young people living with HIV. Works with the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) and National AIDS Council in implementing these interventions with funding from various funders.
We are seeking a dynamic and strategic Business Development Specialist to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for driving fundraising efforts through effective engagement with a wide range of donors, both institutional and philanthropic, across regions including the US and Europe. The primary focus will be on securing funding for various programs, training initiatives, scaling Zvandiri, research projects, and innovation in the field of paediatric and adolescent HIV. The Business Development Specialist reports to the External Relations Manager.
• Work with the ER Manager to deliver a comprehensive business development strategy to secure funding from diverse donors.
• Build and maintain strong relationships with existing donors and proactively identify and engage potential new donor and / or funding streams.
• Lead proposal development processes, ensuring that proposals are well-aligned with donor priorities and programmatic goals.
• Collaborate with program teams to gather necessary information, data, and insights for compelling donor communications.
• Stay up to date with trends, developments, and opportunities in paediatric and adolescent HIV programming, research, and innovation to inform fundraising strategies.
• Represent the organization at conferences, workshops, and networking events to expand its visibility and engage with potential partners.
• Provide input and guidance to the organization's leadership in shaping strategic directions based on donor interests and funding trends.
• Collaborate with internal teams to ensure accurate and timely reporting to donors on project outcomes and impact.
• Contribute to the continuous improvement of fundraising processes, tools, and resources.
Qualifications and Requirements
• Master's degree in business, International Development, Public Relations, or a related field.
• At least 5 years of relevant experience in public and external relations and communications in local or international organizations.
• Proven track record of successful business development and fundraising in the nonprofit sector, preferably with experience in HIV or health-related organizations.
• Extensive experience in donor relationship management, proposal writing, and grant management.
• Strong understanding of the international donor landscape, including government agencies, foundations, and individual philanthropists.
• Exceptional communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal.
• Strong interpersonal and networking abilities, with the capacity to engage with stakeholders from diverse cultural backgrounds.
• Ability to think strategically, identify funding opportunities, and tailor proposals to donor priorities.
• Demonstrated leadership and team management skills.
• High level of organizational and project management skills.
• Proficiency in relevant software tools, including MS Office suite and fundraising databases.
• Flexibility to travel as required for donor meetings, conferences, and networking events.
• Embody Zvandiri’s values, purpose and spirit.
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Deadline: Mid-day 8th of December 2023.