ountry Fundraiser at Sightsavers

Sightsavers Nigeria

Sightsavers is an international organisation that changes lives for the long term. We work in more than 30 countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Country Fundraiser

Location: Abuja
Job Schedule: Part Time

Key accountabilities, not limited to:

  • Bid Development: working alongside internal teams to develop and deliver high quality bids targeting new donors and HNWI’s to support the Nigeria Foundation funding strategy.
  • Strategic relationship building: Maintaining internal and external relationships critical to fundraising activities to achieve objectives. Converting identified organisations and high value individuals to supporters/donors. Networking across our thematic areas to further build relations with INGO’s and key stakeholders.
  • Individual Giving: Identifying, developing and managing a portfolio of new and existing donors. Taking responsibility for delivery of agreed targets.
  • Strategy and Planning: Growing the portfolio to engage new prospects through development and implementation of operational plans that support our fundraising strategies.
  • Contract management and reporting: Managing the contracts and grants for agreed Sightsavers’ projects; reporting to the Country Director and Board of Sightsavers’ Nigeria Foundation on income, KPI’s, prospecting, account planning. Maintaining legal and compliance obligations for partners.
  • Market understanding: develop and maintain a broad knowledge and understanding of the corporate social responsibility agenda of corporate organisations/partners in Nigeria towards advising the Country Office on potential areas of collaboration and fundraising.

Skills and Experience

  • Proven track record of successful relevant fundraising experience in Nigeria managing high level relationships
  • Experienced working at senior level externally to develop high value relationships with prospective supporters/clients while maintaining relationships with existing supporters/clients
  • Depth of experience of fundraising from corporate/foundation fundraising; major individual donors
  • Significant experience of working at senior level in a fundraising, marketing or sales capacity
  • Previous experience within international development in a similar role
  • History of meeting or exceeding financial targets and soliciting gifts from donors and prospects, or business in a commercial setting
  • Knowledge of the principles of major donor, corporate and foundation fundraising.
  • Significant experience of successful face-to-face donor / customer contact, building long term relationships
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of good fundraising practice and relevant legal issues or equivalent from a commercial setting.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Available to travel across Nigeria for up to 12 weeks annually.

Application Closing Date
19th May, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should: