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Development officer needed for Ashoka

5 years of fundraising and development experience is required.
Ashoka Arab World | 14.05.2015

Position Title: Development Officer
Reports to: Ashoka Regional Director
Employment: Full-time


The Development Officer is responsible for assisting the Regional Director in implementing the Development Plan, which includes the following tasks:

1. Fundraising between $300,000 - $1 million per year for Ashoka Arab World

2. Develop knowledge management systems for Ashoka’s Arab World fundraising efforts:
a. Organize, update and create files of Ashoka’s Arab World donor history and current activities. This includes to create a list and tracking document of all past and current Arab World donors with time line, grant purpose, grant amount, funding cycles, and reports already submitted and to be submitted by Ashoka (soft and hard copies)
b. Prepare quarterly report to Arab World Executive Team
c. Manage internal database of Ashoka (salesforce and any other programs that Ashoka is using)

3. Manage carefully and responsibly, Ashoka’s Arab World current relationships with donors and partners:
a. Prepare all due reports for donors and partners as required. This includes narrative, graphics, and financial reports
b. Create a donor tracking system with updated information of current donors, their grants, current relationship status with Ashoka, and Renewals
c. Create a report tracking system with updated information on pending reports and submitted reports
d. Follow-up with current donors and partners’ requests as needed

4. Prepare all development narrative reports and updates for Ashoka’s headquarters as required

5. Diaspora: Supervise regional effort for the engagement of the Diaspora and support Global Diaspora initiative implementation.

6. Engage Prospects: potential donors and partners. This is working closely with and under supervision of Regional Director:
a. Develop a tracking document, listing ALL prospects with whom Ashoka has initiated relationships
b. Develop fundraising strategies for contacts establishes by Regional Director

7. Develop and Enhance Engagement Strategies for prospects and current donors and partners:
a. Research all prospects tracked in the prospect tracking document (mentioned above). Research could include but is not limited by philanthropic and business interests, backgrounds, likes, etc.
b. Write all required funding proposals (graphics, narrative, budgets)
c. Developed all required engagement strategies. This includes prospect/donor identification, mapping and profiling, strategy creation and implementation

8. Design new phase of Arab World fundraising efforts with corporations and foundations
a. Create a list of potential corporations and foundations with whom Ashoka could partner or work with (corporate prospecting)
b. Create a list of products and services Ashoka can offer to corporations and foundations (WISE, Collaborative Platforms, etc)

9. Events' Organizing
a. Lead and be the focal point for planning, organization, and execution of the Arab World Social Entrepreneurship Program (ASEP)
b. Coordinate fundraising efforts for Arab World Social Entrepreneurship Program
b. Lead or provide support to other fundraising events as needed

9. Media and Outreach Support
a. Work with Media and Outreach staff on messaging and streamlining outreach efforts with
Development goals

10. Financial management and budgeting
a. Develop budgets for upcoming fiscal year together with Financial Manager
b. Assist Finance team in financial reporting to Ashoka donors and Ashoka headquarters
c. Assist Finance team in maintaining financial database

11. Recruitment
a. Assist recruitment team in the process of interviewing candidates for vacant position in Ashoka team
b. Assist recruitment team with scanning received applications for vacant positions in Ashoka team

12. Performance management
a. Together with her/his supervisor, Development officer will develop a performance agreement at the beginning of her/his term. This agreement will include goals, measures and expected results and will be the baseline for the performance review to take place after the first six months and the end of the year.
b. Together with her/his supervisor, Development officer will develop an annual plan of action.
This plan will be created at the beginning of the year and updated on a monthly basis.
c. Based on annual action plan, a monthly workplan with all activities to be executed during the month will be sent to Regional Director.
d. Development officer will send a weekly time-sheet to be sent at the end of Thursdays to the Operations Manager.
e. Development officer will send a monthly report with all activities executed during the month; to be sent to Operations Manager, Financial Manager and Regional Director on the 25th of each month.

1. Education
B.A. in a relevant field, preferably Social Sciences, Business, Economics, or Political Science

2. Experience and Requirements
• 5 years of fundraising and development experience is required.
• Excellent writing and analytical skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
• Applicant must have strong initiative, independence, creativity, and sound judgment. They must be service-oriented and flexible, with excellent communication and organizational skills.
• Applicant must be a team player with a high level of commitment who is able to manage multiple high-priority tasks at once.

3. Language
Fluency in written and spoken English. Proficiency in written and spoken Arabic a plus.

Work Conditions:

1. Hours
• Applicant must be willing to work in the office 70% of the time, and in the field 30% of the time.
• We work normal office hours (9 a.m. until 5 p.m., five days a week) 50-60% of the time.
• We work until 6 or 7 p.m. at least 20 % of the time.
• During major events, we work until 8 or 9 p.m. (25 % of the time)
• Sometimes, we work during holidays, if necessary. (10% of the time)

2. Compensation

Starting salary is 12,000.00 LE per month with a possible raise after a 6 month evaluation period. The minimum employment commitment is 2 years.

Applicants should submit their CVs and motivation letters to