Location: Remote, required to be based within
Reporting to: President of USA
Annual salary: Starting at 85,000 CAD
Status: Full-time, initial 1-year consultancy
with potential for longer-term contract
Before its rebranding in 2022, ForAfrika was known as JAM
International. When our founder, the late Peter Pretorius, was left
stranded in Pambarra, Mozambique in 1984, he saw the horrific
consequences of starvation — children were dying around him every
day. The experience changed his life forever and he and his wife
Ann committed themselves to fighting for a better future for
From initially only providing lifesaving nutritional relief in
one country, the organization has grown to deliver a variety of
localized programme interventions in another five African countries
— Angola, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan and Uganda.
Programmes include: Emergency Response; Water, Sanitation and
Hygiene, Health & Nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods,
Education and Economic Empowerment.
ForAfrika’s total global income is expected to be over $60
million in 2022 and $150 million by 2025 including an ambitious
strategy of growth to expand to other African countries with the
goal of ensuring 20 million people can sustainably provide for
themselves as a result of ForAfrika’s interventions. To
achieve such exponential growth, professional fundraisers are being
recruited in markets including Canada, the U.S. and Europe. We seek
highly committed professionals to service an already strong base of
faith-based supporters and to build and cultivate relationships
with faith-based donors and raise income across all channels.
Purpose of Role
The Director of Development will have solid reporting line
directly to the President and work closely with a dotted reporting
line on technical aspects to the Global Support Office’s (GSO)
Chief Development Officer (CDO) based in the UK. The incumbent will
work closely with members of the other affiliates of ForAfrika as
well as working with field teams. The ideal candidate will have
experience in major gift cultivation and acquisition (particularly
with faith-based groups), with the ability to grow a campaign with
limited existing network. The successful candidate will be a
passionate and effective communicator, both written and verbally
and will be capable to develop the presence of an international NGO
in new markets.
- Engage places of worship, build relationships and cultivate
- Support and equip churches and other places of worship to be
able to fundraise effectively for ForAfrika.
- Work with the GSO Communications department to engage with
places of worship across North America.
- Roll out our “Together” Programme to bring churches together
working towards shared fundraising and ministry goals.
- Run campaigns around key religious holidays.
- Build capacity for fundraising in field offices.
- Actively support the development department’s fundraising goals
primarily through the cultivation of relationships with key
faith-based stakeholders including donors, volunteers and community
partners within the target markets.
- Develop an acquisition strategy for major donor prospects by
ensuring the proper identification, stewardship, and cultivation of
faith-driven donors and prospects.
- Assist in implementing special events in support of fundraising
efforts as needed.
- Manage a timetable of deadlines to ensure your portfolio of
donors receive impact reports and other correspondence as
- Contribute to the effective management of fundraising work by
ensuring all pipeline information is accurate, up-to-date, and well
organized within Salesforce Database.
- While the primary responsibility of this role is working with
faith-based partners, there will be opportunities to
leverage/co-fund with grants, so the position holder should keep
abreast of the priorities and focus of government granting
institutions and the details of eligibility requirements,
monitoring funding agency announcements.
- ForAfrika implements numerous United Nations (UN) contracts
including for the World Food Programme, UNHCR and UNICEF. As such,
the Development Director must have a basic understanding of the UN
and be able to raise matching funds.
- At least 5 years of experience of working in an income
generating capacity within a non-profit to identify, approach,
secure and steward donors.
- Experience working with faith-based individuals and
institutions, particularly but not exclusively churches, Christian
foundations and High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs).
- Experience of developing, networking, and enhancing
philanthropic relationships at high giving levels and demonstrated
ability to solicit and close 5+ figure gifts.
- Strong understanding of the charity and funding sectors with a
working knowledge of the key social issues affecting Africa.
- Demonstrable experience of delivering high level stewardship of
- Experience working within a fundraising database; Salesforce
experience an asset.
- Ability to plan, prioritise and manage a varied and demanding
workload to meet deadlines.
Educational Background and Skills
- MSc/MA in Marketing, Development Studies, International
Relations, Business Administration, Social Sciences or relevant
subject preferred but not prerequisite.
- Knowledge of programme development and design, resource
acquisition, major donors and donor relations.
- Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
Personal Traits desired
- Excellent inter-personal, influencing and relationship building
- Excellent communication skills, especially with religious
leaders and HNWIs.
- Comfortable working remotely, without a formal office space;
must be self-sufficient and self-motivated.
- Understanding of and commitment to ForAfrika values and
- ForAfrika is committed to a dynamic and diverse workforce, so
candidates with interesting and unusual backgrounds are encouraged
To apply for the post
Please send a letter of application no more than one page
outlining your motivation for the job and when you would be able to
start with your CV/resume maximum two pages in English and in
strict confidence by email only to Ruth Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please ensure that they are sent as pdf documents with the
titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV” Please put
“ForAfrika – Director of Development” in the email subject line.
Also please let us know where you saw the post advertised.
The deadline for applications is Sunday 27th of November
Daryl Upsall International actively promotes equality,
diversity and inclusion. In recruiting candidates, we seek
candidates with the proven skills required; irrespective of race,
gender, religion or belief, age, disability or sexual