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Head of Fundraising (Remote)

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ORGANIZATION: African Development Choices

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African Development Choices (ADC) is a UK-based Social Enterprise on a mission to reduce poverty by empowering communities to make more informed choices in the management of public resources.

ADC’s purpose is to enable communities to independently meet their needs for essential services, such as clean water and safe sanitation and improve lives in Africa.

At ADC we encourage a working culture of seeking and giving input, showing and taking initiative, and commitment to the organisation and its purpose.

Main purpose of job:

Lead all the income-generating activities targeted at external sources of funding, such as grants and donations

Division: Social Impact


Position reports to: Chief Impact Officer

Position is responsible for:
  • Grants Fundraising
  • Major Donor Fundraising
  • Corporate Fundraising
  • Community Fundraising
  • Individual Giving Fundraising

Main Duties and Objectives:

  • Lead the development and implementation of strategies for grants fundraising, major donor fundraising, corporate fundraising, community fundraising, and individual giving fundraising
  • Build relationships with high profile and high net worth individuals as potential donors
  • Build relationships with charitable trusts, foundations, corporates and other institutional funders
  • Lead a team of fundraisers by providing the necessary vision, direction, and fundraising skills that will enable the organisation to achieve its fundraising goals
  • Develop high-impact and innovative donor acquisition campaigns and recruitment drives
  • Explore all fundraising channels and streams for new donor acquisition
  • Establish and implement tracking procedures for each fundraising program/channel and ensure that fundraising goals are met
  • Increase fundraising capacity for future years by developing robust processes around budgeting, forecasting and planning, working closely with the finance team and social impact teams
  • Ensure that funding applications and reports are based on a sound understanding of the work that we do and the impact that we deliver
  • Contribute to the development of thought leadership initiatives that position ADC as an influential driver and leader of systemic social change in Africa



  • Minimum of 3-5 years of strategic fundraising experience at a senior level
  • 2+ years of experience fundraising campaigns and grants applications
  • Demonstrable success in growing income through a diverse range of fundraising activities
  • Experience of developing innovative and targeted fundraising campaigns and high-level events
  • Experience of producing high quality and compelling cases for donor/funder support
  • Able to articulate strategies for soliciting and cultivating gifts, sponsorships, and grants
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, with the ability to develop long term relationships with institutional sponsors and individual major donors/high net worth individuals
  • Ability to actively take initiative and help set things up in a start-up environment
  • Available to volunteer at least 7-10 hours a week

  • Experience working in an early stage star-tup and gone through a scaling phase
  • Passion for the start-up life and comfortable in a role with a little ambiguity
  • Experience leading, managing and coaching successful teams in different geographical locations

What ADC offers you:

This is a volunteer, remote and unpaid position with the following benefits:

  • Professional learning and career development opportunities
  • An opportunity to build on your work experience within your profession
  • An opportunity to be part of a diverse team representing different parts of the world that is changing lives in Africa
  • An opportunity to help shape a start-up social enterprise
  • We provide work reference

This job description is a written statement of the essential characteristics of the job, with its principal accountabilities, incorporating a note of the skills, knowledge and experience required for a satisfactory level of performance. This is not intended to be a complete, detailed account of all aspects of the duties involved.

Here at African Development Choices, we celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our teams are made up of people from all over the world and we welcome all applications. If you are disabled or have a long-term health condition, and you require any reasonable adjustments for your application with us, please let us know by contacting recruitment@africandevelopmentchoices.org.

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About African Development Choices


Kemp House, 160 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX, GB

Mission Statement

Our mission is to reduce poverty by empowering communities to make more informed choices in the management of public resources.


African Development Choices (ADC) is a UK-based Social Enterprise on a mission to reduce poverty in Africa by empowering local communities and their leaders to make more informed choices in the management of public resources so that they can independently meet their own needs for essential services. Improving public resources management is key to establishing a sustainable society. And increasing access to essential services, such as clean water and sanitation, is key to fighting poverty because lack of access to essential services is a root cause of poverty.

We achieve this using our unique approach to reduce poverty as follows:

  1. Set better precedent
  2. Raise expectations
  3. Increase public participation
  4. Improve management of public resources
  5. Increase access to essential services

By delivering access to essential services through our donor-funded community projects, we set better precedents in the management of public resources and the delivery of essential services. Then we raise expectations through education and support and mobilise communities to play an active and informed role in the management of public resources so that they can enact change for themselves. We achieve this by sharing information from our projects that provides a new perspective. It’s not the information that empowers communities to participate; it’s raised expectations from a new perspective.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, International


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Resource Development / Management




  • 7-10 hours per week

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