Position: Director of Development
Location: Remote location within Canada
Salary: Up to $105,000 Canadian depending on experience
Closing date: 05/06/2022 (day/month/year)
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 Africa’s children.
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.
delivers a vast number of UN contracts including for the World Food Programme,
UNHCR and UNICEF and our expected total global income is expected to be $60
million this year. However, we want to do more and so are recruiting
professional fundraisers in our Affiliate markets, including Canada. Last year
our Canadian affiliate raised $1 million Canadian dollars most of this came
from 2 significant donors who are close to the founders. We are looking for
someone to join us at this time of growth and development to set up a
professional individual giving program, to build relationships with government
and corporates and raise income to support Africa to thrive. This role is
exciting as the candidate will be devising the strategy and setting realistic
The Development Director will report to the
Board of trustees but will also work closely with and be supported by the
International Development team. The incumbent will work closely with members of
the other affiliates of ForAfrika in the global North as well as working with
field teams on the ground in Africa.
The ideal candidate will have experience in
Individual Giving cultivation and acquisition, with the ability to grow a
campaign in a new zone with limited existing network. The successful candidate
will be a passionate and effective communicator, both written and verbally and
will be keen to develop the presence of international NGO in a new market as
the sole representative of the organization in the country, other than the
board of trustees. The post holder will also be expected to uphold the highest
of fundraising standards and maintain full and accurate management information
records, ensuring that all fundraising activity undertaken by the role fully
complies with Canadian charitable practices, information management (e.g.,
GDPR) and fundraising regulation (e.g., Canadian Fundraising Regulator Code of
Fundraising Practice). Key to this role is a deep understanding of ForAfrika
values and humanitarian principles.
committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and irrespective of
gender, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, culture, religious and
ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in strictest
How to Apply
To apply, please send a letter of application stating the skills
and approach you would bring to the role, along with your CV/resume in English
to Ruth Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put ForAfrika –Development Director
in the subject line and let us know where you learned about this exciting role.
applications is Sunday 5th June 2022
Contact person: Ruth Gardner
Response email: Click here to email the recruiter
Preferred method of response: Email
Closing date: 2022-06-05
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