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Development Officer job at Walimu

About the Organization

Supported the Walimu team to strengthen the overall finance management systems and to provide support and oversight in QuickBooks System improvement including Upgrade of current QuickBooks, QuickBooks training, database clean up, and QuickBooks process improvement and development of QuickBooks Manual.

Job Description

Walimu is a leading health research, policy advocacy and scaling organization in Uganda. Our team of 170, all Ugandan, works with a global team of research scientists from universities such as UCSF, Yale and LSTM to conduct studies that test whether interventions save patient lives. We then work with the Ministry of Health to scale successful interventions nationwide. Our work is made possible by a diverse set of funders, including Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations, World Health Organization, US Agency for International Development, US National Institutes of Health, Wellcome Trust and others. As a team, we are passionate about building a healthier Uganda, eager to take on challenges and committed to integrity in all our work.

Duties and Responsibilities

Strategy - 20%

  • Working with the board of directors, executive director and stakeholders in and outside the organization, you will assist in the development of a strategy for our next stage of growth.

Fundraising - 50%

  • You will administer our fundraising efforts, including prospect identification, proposal development, asks/submissions/bids and follow up.

  • Our fundraising efforts will primarily be submissions in response to calls from major funders, either independently or jointly with external researchers.

  • In addition, we intend to work to diversify our fundraising, pursuing smaller funders, less restricted funding and, most importantly, strategic funders who are interested in large, long investments.

Relationship cultivation - 20%

  • You will administer Walimu’s external development-related relationships, including with funders, universities, researchers and critical partners. Some relationships, particularly with funders, you will directly manage and cultivate.

  • For others, you will work with the broader Walimu team, ensuring that we are delivering the best partner experience and maximizing likelihood of achieving our objectives.

Communications - 10%

  • You will be responsible for Walimu’s communications and make decisions, set strategy and executive activities related to our website and other communications assets.

Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • Mission-driven

  • Strong people skills, including donor cultivation skills

  • Leadership skills, including a self-starter attitude

  • A strategy- and systems-based approach

  • A strong work ethic

  • We require at minimum a bachelor's degree. A degree relevant to business development is preferred but not required.

How to Apply

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