Position: Director of Resource
Organization: Innovation: Africa
Location: US and Europe
Reporting to: CEO based in the Israel
Innovation: Africa (iA) is an Israeli
non-profit organization composed of a team of dedicated problem
solvers working together to bring solar and water technologies to
rural communities in Africa. With a mission to provide sustainable
solutions, iA utilizes solar energy to pump clean water and bring
light to schools and medical clinics for storing vaccines and
medicines. Over the years, iA has successfully completed more than
950 solar, water, and agricultural projects, positively impacting
the lives of over 4.4 million people in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi,
South Africa, Uganda, Cameroon, Senegal, and the Democratic
Republic of Congo.
Innovation: Africa is seeking a
Director of Resource Development to lead the organization's
fundraising efforts and strategic partnerships to support its
growth and expansion. The Director of Resource Development will be
responsible for developing and implementing fundraising strategies
to support the organization's mission and achieve its goals, with a
focus on international philanthropic foundations and institutional
Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy to
achieve the organization's annual revenue goals.
Manage, cultivate, and grow a portfolio of major donors and
prospects, with a focus on global funders of international
Manage the development team, including their responsibilities
for fundraising campaigns, grant writing, reports, donor relations,
and donor trips.
Work with strategic partners to grow the organization’s reach
and cultivate joint fundraising efforts.
Work with the CEO and Board of Directors to identify and
cultivate new fundraising opportunities.
Develop and monitor the department budget.
Work closely with marketing, communications, and finance teams
to ensure message alignment and meeting targets.
Mandatory: Experience in the international development world,
including securing funds from large US foundations (e.g., Bill
& Melinda Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation) and
institutional investors (e.g., USAID, World Bank).
At least 5 years of in-house managerial experience in nonprofit
fundraising, preferably in large organizations, with a proven track
record of success in major gifts fundraising.
Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred.
Passion for the mission of Innovation: Africa and the desire to
make a meaningful impact on the world.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the
ability to build and maintain relationships with a diverse range of
Native English speaker with excellent writing and editing
skills in English, with experience creating fundraising materials
such as proposals, donor reports, and appeal letters.
Familiarity with fundraising databases and software, including
This job requires frequent travel to
the U.S. to meet donors and accompany donor trips across
How to Apply
Please submit your English resume and
a cover letter in pdf format explaining your interest in the
position and your qualifications to email@example.com.