Communication & Fundraising Officer

at Jesuit Refugee Service
Published November 13, 2022
Location Kampala, Uganda
Category Finance  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

Reporting to the Country Director, the Communication and Fundraising Officer will be responsible to lead and provide overall communication and fundraising strategy for JRS Uganda, with the primary objective of producing external communication, raising awareness of JRS Uganda’s brand, services and reputation as well as contributing towards fundraising targets.

Key Responsibilities Communications
To develop a Communication Strategy for JRS Uganda.
To produce testimonies, articles about JRS Uganda project for the website, media use and fundraising
To maintain a database of photo, testimonies and research/evidence to promote JRS Uganda’s work
To write and distribute press releases to print, radio and television and respond to media enquiries
To develop a regular newsletter about JRS Uganda’s work and to share with stakeholders

Fundraising
To develop a Fundraising Strategy for JRS Uganda.
To prepare materials for charitable events, such as fundraising envelopes/bid sheets/gift bags
To research and identify potential donors/corporate sponsorship to feed into the strategy
To develop and maintain a database of supporters, donors and potential funders
To forge long-term mutually beneficial relationships with individual, trust and church supporters and raise funds towards the ongoing work of JRS Uganda
To develop a stewardship journey for corporate and individual donors supporting JRS Uganda ensuring the smooth-running of communications and follow-ups with donors
To monitor progress and impact of fundraising drive.
To coordinate, prepare and submit small grant/trust applications for funding as agreed with the Country Director and in accordance with JRS Uganda’s mission and strategic plan
To raise funds for JRS Uganda’s cause and regularly meet or surpass fundraising targets

Required Skills and Competencies
Proficiency in written and oral English and outstanding storytelling, writing, and editing skills.
Ability to write persuasively and succinctly to inspire;
Numerate, particularly in preparing budgets for appeals;
High standard of computer literacy (Microsoft Office 365, In-Design, Database);
Understanding and experience of event planning and management;
Proven experience of running successful fundraising appeals;
Experience of accompanying refugees, asylum seekers or vulnerable individuals;
Understanding and experience of working (or volunteering) in a faith-based context;
Familiar with graphic design/video editing software
Proven experience in producing content for different audiences and channels
Very good pastoral sense, listening abilities and inter-personal skills;

Education

A university degree in Communication, Public Relation or equivalent or a full Professional

Experience

Three (3) years of experience at a senior-level

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