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Development Officer:Ashoka Arab World

Job description:

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

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

2.        Manage and continuously add to knowledge management systems for Ashoka Arab World’s fundraising efforts:
a.        Organize, update and maintain files of Ashoka Arab World’s donor history and current activities. This includes a list and tracking document of all past and current Arab World donors with a time line, grant purpose, grant amount, funding cycles, and reports already submitted and to be submitted by Ashoka (soft and hard copies)
b.        Manage internal database of Ashoka Arab World (Salesforce and other programs)

3.        Manage carefully and responsibly, Ashoka’s Arab World relationships with current donors and partners:
a.        Prepare all regular reports for donors and partners as required, including narrative and financial reports.
b.        Maintain a donor tracking system, regularly updating information related to current donors, their grants, relationship status with Ashoka, and renewals.
c.        Maintain a report tracking system, regularly updating information on pending reports and submitted reports.
d.        Follow-up with current donors and partners’ requests as needed.

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

5.        Diaspora: Supervise regional efforts for the engagement of the Arab Diaspora and support the implementation of Ashoka’s Global Diaspora initiative.

6.        Engage potential donors and partners, working closely with and under the supervision of Regional Director:
a.        Maintain a tracking document, listing all entities/prospects with which Ashoka has initiated relationships.
b.        Develop fundraising strategies for contacts established by the Regional Director.

7.        Develop and enhance engagement strategies for prospective 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 (narrative, budget, etc).
c.        Develop 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 (corporate prospecting).
b.        Create a list of products and services Ashoka can offer to corporations and foundations (WISE, Collaborative Platforms, etc).

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

10.        Financial management and budgeting
a.        Develop budget 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 positions in Ashoka Arab World team.
b.        Assist recruitment team with scanning received applications for vacant positions in Ashoka Arab World.

12.        Performance management
a.        Together with her/his supervisor, the Development Officer will develop a Performance
Agreement at the beginning of her/his term. This agreement will include goals, measurements and expected results and will be the baseline for a Performance Review, which will take place every six months and the end of the year.
b.        Together with her/his supervisor, the 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 this annual action plan, a monthly workplan with all activities to be executed during the month will be sent to Regional Director.
d.        The Development Officer will send a weekly time-sheet to the Operations Manager at the end of every week, to help monitor time management and completion of duties.
e.        The Development Officer will send a monthly report with all activities executed during the month; to be sent to the 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.

Job Category: Other [ View All Other Jobs ]
Language requirements:
  • English-very good
Employment type: Full Time
Salary: 12000 EGP
Degree: Bachelors
Experience (year): 5
Job Location: Cairo, Egypt
Address: Ashoka Arab World Regional Office
93 Abdel Aziz Al Saud
7th Floor, Apt # 1
El Manial, Cairo 11451

Benefits and Other Informations: 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.
Post Date: 14/05/2015 / Viewed 34106 times
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