Fundraising Officer International NGO Jobs – Finnish Refugee Council (FRC)

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Organization: Finnish Refugee Council (FRC)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Country Director

About US:

Finnish Refugee Council (FRC) is an INGO promoting adult education and community development among refugees since 1997 as an operational partner to UNHCR and OPM.


Job Summary:   The Fundraising Officer will primarily identify funding opportunities and collaborations, advocate for the FRC work and write variety of proposals for funding..

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Fundraising (80%)

  • Prepare project proposals on adult education, livelihood and capacity building.
  • Develop, maintain and update the donor data base.
  • Prepare timely and accurate documentation on project proposals.
  • Keep up-to-date with development issues and trends with regard to Uganda and refugee work.
  • Provide technical assistance to the FRC staff and partners in proposal writing.
  • Meet all fundraising strategy targets, timelines and income projections.
  • Manage a mixed portfolio of funders to best practice standards, ensuring reporting deadlines are met, terms and conditions for grants are satisfied.

Advocacy (20%)

  • Promote FRC program areas, especially adult education, among government officials, donor and partner community.
  • Research, identify and manage relationships with foundations, institutional funders, governments and statutory-making bodies, corporate and private donors.
  • Attract, build and develop relationships with new and existing corporate donors to secure long term and increased funding across a wide range of target markets.
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Finnish Refugee Council (FRC) Fundraising Officer job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Project Planning / Development Studies / Business Administration or similar.
  • Three years of professional work experience at INGO/NGO setting.
  • Strong hands-on experience on proposal writing, fundraising and advocacy.
  • Knowledge of donors and funding sources.
  • Proven track record of proposals written, submitted and approved. Applicant MUST HAVE previous experience on this.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and oral.

How to Apply:

All candidates should send their Email applications to  

Please include in your application letter:

  • Gross salary request,
  • Maximum 4-page long CV
  • GROSS salary request must be included in the cover letter,
  • Contact details (email and telephone) of 3 professional reference persons.

Deadline: 14th April 2019

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