Position: Institutional Fundraising
Organization: Yamba Malawi
Job Category: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Location: Hybrid work model. Candidates based
in New York or within Africa are highly preferred.
Yamba Malawi is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending
childhood poverty. Established in 2006, we aim to disrupt the cycle
of poverty by equipping parents and caregivers with a unique blend
of economic, educational, health, and social tools, which
facilitates the creation of household-run businesses. Our
distinctive approach is the world's only child-focused
ultra-poverty graduation program. Through our initiatives, we offer
holistic support in parenting and early childhood development,
livelihoods and entrepreneurship, as well as financial literacy and
inclusion. Embracing a community-centered method, our mission
transcends merely combating poverty for children. We are setting
the foundation for a resilient, thriving future in Malawi and
By the close of 2023, our partnerships will span over 3,500
ultra-poor households across five out of Malawi’s 28 national
districts. As a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Yamba Malawi
operates with dedicated staff and has established offices in
Lilongwe, Malawi, and New York City.
Yamba Malawi is in search of an exceptional individual with a
strong passion for our cause, possessing impeccable attention to
detail and a proactive approach. We invite you to be a part of our
Development Team, specializing in institutional fundraising.
As the Development Manager of Institutional Fundraising, you
will play a crucial role in maintaining and elevating our $5
million portfolio of institutional donors, with an expectation of
achieving a 20% growth in new and enhanced relationships. Your
primary role will be to nurture and expand our diverse portfolio
that encompasses sectors from corporate, academic, to
international, local, and family foundations. Embedded within the
Yamba Malawi Development team, your superior interpersonal and
communication prowess will be instrumental in leveraging resources,
enhancing operational efficiency, and inspiring those around you.
You thrive on challenges, seamlessly transitioning between
strategic visioning and meticulous data analysis.
You will be directly reporting to the Managing Director while
collaborating intensively with the entire Development team. This
position presents a golden opportunity to play a pivotal role in
the trajectory of Yamba Malawi, especially as we embark on an
ambitious five-year strategy spanning 2024-2028. Join us in making
a tangible impact.
Oversee the pipeline, timelines, and
deliverables for both active and prospective grant funders.
Identify and research prospective
grants and awards; nurture relationships with grant makers.
Draft compelling grant proposals,
letters of inquiry, and applications for awards, conferences, and
Streamline internal grant reporting
processes in collaboration with Program and Finance teams in
Malawi, ensuring punctual submission of grant reports.
Oversee the accurate collection and
updating of programmatic data to be integrated into proposals and
institutional funder reports.
Mentor and guide interns in research
and projects related to institutional funding.
Development Strategy & Systems
Co-design an annual fundraising
blueprint in collaboration with the Managing Director and
Development and Communications team.
Extract insights from development
performance, with an emphasis on programmatic impact rather than
solely donor trends.
Engage with the Malawi programmatic
team to enhance systems for data collection, management, and
reporting on program outcomes and transformative impacts.
Contribute as needed to key
components for special campaigns and events. This includes
initiatives like the annual gala, donor trips to Malawi, and Board
Impact Reporting & Communications
Maintain and curate programmatic data
spanning diverse impact sectors (e.g., nutrition, entrepreneurship,
environmental sustainability, women/girls empowerment, HIV/AIDS)
for incorporation into outreach materials and donor
Partner with the Communications team
to craft impactful content and narratives, ensuring donors feel
deeply connected to our mission, emphasizing the transformational
change over numbers.
Review the effectiveness of outreach
campaigns, aligning communication efforts with overarching
objectives for impactful change.
Collaborate with Yamba Malawi
leadership on high-priority projects, including strategic
partnerships and brand alignments.
A minimum of five to seven years in a
Prior management experience is an
advantage, though not essential.
A genuine passion for the
organization's mission is a must.
Prior knowledge of Southern Africa
and challenges related to extreme poverty is advantageous.
Skilled in managing and prioritizing
multiple time-sensitive tasks.
Adeptness in balancing multiple
deadlines without compromising quality.
Clear and effective written and
verbal communication skills.
A proactive, results-driven mindset
with the capability to engage collaboratively with all
Emphasis on teamwork and
collaborative work ethic.
Familiarity with Salesforce and
online fundraising platforms is a significant plus.
Experience working in a multicultural
setting or demonstrated understanding of different cultural
Problem-solving abilities to address
unforeseen challenges and provide solutions.
Technical proficiency in specific
software or tools (if required).
Willingness or ability to travel,
especially for field visits or external events.
Demonstrated persistence and patience
combined with a sense of urgency for tasks and projects.
Bachelor's degree required.
Please send cover letter, resume, and writing sample (i.e. a grant
application) to email@example.com and include “Institutional
Fundraising Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls, personal
emails, or LinkedIn requests please.