Fundraising Advisor at ActionAid Nigeria (AAN)

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ActionAid (AA) Nigeria is an affiliate of ActionAid International, which is a global alliance of organisations working towards achieving a world without poverty and injustice in which every person enjoys the right to a life with dignity. As a large and visible development organisation, we work in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and America. Our expertise lies in community-led approaches to development and working through partnerships with the poor and other grass root organisations.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Fundraising Advisor

Location: Lagos
Job type: Full-time


  • The post holder will be responsible for conceptualizing and implementing innovative and creative fundraising actions and initiatives to support the growth of ActionAid Nigeria’s funding base.
  • S/he will be involved in coordinating project management amongst staff and ActionAid governance structure towards the successful implementation of special fundraising outreaches. 
  • S/he should be dynamic, people-focused, highly innovative, a team player, a fantastic communicator and can grasp what’s important to potential donors/supporters and leadership.
  • This role requires continuous engagement with people, including individuals, corporates, and high value partners. 

Person Specifications
Education / Qualifications:

  • First Degree in relevant studies including public relations, marketing and relevant courses in Social Sciences, Arts or in Humanities is essential.
  • Membership of a Relevant Professional body is desirable.


  • At least five (5) years post NYSC experience with at least 2 years in a fundraising role in a social enterprise/similar role requiring client management and liaison is essential.
  • Private sector experience is essential.

Skill / Abilities:

  • Excellent relationship building and management skills with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to proactively engage media outlets and/or general public to advance a cause, including engagement with online communities.
  • Experience of or interest in working in the business sector and understanding of the Nigerian business environment
  • Strong communication & writing skills. 
  • Excellent planning and prioritization skills
  • Excellent analytical, research and report writing skills.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills
  • People management abilities
  • Sales and negotiation skills.

Application Closing Date
20th May, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send in their CV as MSWord attachment to: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Note: Only electronically submitted forms will be considered.