The Union of Charitable Societies–Jerusalem (UCS) is the first Palestinian national, non-profit, independent Union for the civil, charitable and development societies. It was founded in Jerusalem in 1958. It seeks to closely contribute to building an effective Palestinian civil society through advancing the Palestinian civil work in an institutionalized and democratic manner and according to the principles of good governance and accountability in order to contribute to the national development and sustainable development. The Union of Charitable Societies–Jerusalem (UCS) invites highly qualified candidates to apply for the following posts:
Job title: Senior Fundraising and Communication Officer
Position number: R.M/2/2018
Report to: Director-General (DG)
Location: Based in Beit Jala City.
Salary: Salary dependent upon experience.
Closing date for applications: Sunday-February 18, 2018.
1. Entry requirements
Basic accounting and budget management skills.
Expert knowledge of the NGO sector and its role.
The ability to work under pressure and in a flexible time.
MAIN DUTIES/ RESPONSIBILITIES:
To meet UCS agreed fundraising targets.
Develop and implement UCS’s fundraising and communication strategies and plans.
Maintain a donor management information system of current and potential donors.
Design and deliver new approaches to fundraising such as high-level donor engagement, direct mail campaigns, legacy promotion and identification of suitable trust and foundation support to increase funding at both national level and international level.
Responsible for information management, including needs assessments; preparation of situation analysis reports and concept papers to support the submission of proposals for funding.
Raise significant funding for UCS programs and activities and explore new and alternative source of funding.
Develop and submit funding proposals including drafting, editing, coordinating the assimilation of content from others, and submitting proposals on time.
Managing the UCS grants system and supervising the process of submitting proposals.
Checking applications meet funding criteria.
Administering grant payments.
Manage existing grants by: tracking grants; developing internal reporting systems; writing reports; maintaining excellent historical records; working with staff to ensure each project is meeting proposal conditions and expectations.
Work with other Charities/ Partnerships in joint initiatives ensuring that the values, and Objectives of the UCS are represented at all times.
Provide technical support to member associations in the field of project writing.
Manage the fundraising campaigns’ financial targets and budgets through monitoring performance and adjusting plans as necessary.
Ensure adequate visibility of UCS by supervising the development and periodic production, both in published and electronic forms, of high quality public information tools, such as periodic progress reports, annual reports, articles, press releases, advertisements, newsletters and promotional videos.
Be responsible for the digital environment of the UCS to ensure effective use of Website and other social media.
Provide regular reports to the DG on progress on each project.
To undertake any other duties reasonably requested by the DG relating to fundraising.
B.A degree from an accredited university in Development, Social Science, and Marketing, Public or Business Administration or any related field.
At least 5 years proven experiences and track record in fundraising, communication and programs management in the development field.
Self-starter with initiative and drive and ability to think creatively and identify opportunities.
Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English and Arabic language.
The ability to write clearly and concisely about complex issues.
The ability to analyze complex information and figures
Fair and objective decision making ability
Organizational and planning skills
Ability to demonstrate computer literacy including use of fundraising databases and Microsoft Office suite.
HOW TO APPLY: If you are interested in applying for this position, please send curriculum vitae and cover letter that prove your fundraising experience to this e-mail:
The Union of the Charitable Societies-Jerusalem (UCS) is an equal opportunities employer.