Grants & Editorial Coordinator - Restless Development (Tanzania)

Organization: Restless Development
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 16 Jun 2016
Restless Development is the leading youth-led development agency. We have been working in Tanzania since 1993 and have established an impressive track record in delivering grassroots impact through youth led development programmes aligned to the Government of Tanzania’s poverty reduction plans and Sustainable Development Goals. Capitalizing on the launch of a new brand in July 2010 and the launch of a new 5-year global strategy (2011 – 2015), Restless Development is taking up a position as the global banner carrier for youth-led development – demonstrating at the grassroots and policy levels that young people can and must play a lead role in development. More information: www.restlessdevelopment.org/tanzania
Restless Development Tanzania has successfully secured a number of new partnerships over the last 12-24 months bringing in over £1 million per annum from a range of bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, trusts and foundations and the private sector. We are also entering in to our new 5 year strategy and we have ambitious plans to grow both our fundraising income and our programme outreach. As a result the grant and donor management requirements have become more complex and varied. This role will support across all grant management needs working closely with the Fundraising and Partnerships Manager and the Programmes teams to deliver high quality management of existing grants.
The post holder will be based in the Dar es Salaam office within the Fundraising and Partnerships team. We are seeking a committed and conscientious individual to ensure key reporting and implementation deliverables are met, as well as enhance donor communications to support partnership development. The post holder will support across a number of different projects including in particular our civic education, sexual and reproductive health and rights and livelihoods programmes. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with strong coordination, communication and interpersonal skills looking to develop their fundraising skills within an innovative and growing organisation.
We are regularly conducting and publicising research so as part of this role we are looking for an expert communicator to provide editorial support on donor reports, research summaries and other publications. The postholder will have excellent written English and experience of writing and editing high quality written communications including donor and research reports, collating and summarising inputs and adapting existing materials. Ideally the individual will have a good understanding of development issues.
You may be required to travel in country depending on project needs.
The major responsibilities for this role will be:
both financial and activities.
Internal oversight and coordination of all donor reports in line with donor requirements, working closely with Programme Quality team, the Fundraising and Partnerships Manager to ensure reporting deadlines are communicated and adhered to and reports are submitted on time.
  1. Editing and proof reading of donor reports; public research summaries, or case studies, including basic and advanced editing.
  2. Providing feedback on donor reports to support staff in development of the reports.
  3. Providing structured mentoring and coaching to Restless Development staff on donor reporting when required.
Ensuring all key donor documents on file for audit and donor compliance purposes.
  1. Coordination on donor funding opportunities and proposal development.
  2. Sourcing of case studies and development for donor reporting and development of other external communications materials.
  3. Support on delivery of events and other profile raising activities.
  4. Line management of the Marketing and Communications Coordinator in the delivery high quality external communications that position Restless Development as experts in youth led development.
Marketing and Communications Coordinator APC
Donor Relationship Management and Reporting
Develop and maintain a system for delivery of donor reports working to ensure high quality reports delivered on time.
Follow up with staff for information to support donor reporting.
Schedule and coordinate regular grant management meetings to monitor progress against activities and spend for key restricted grants.
Deliver high quality editing of reports to ensure a good level of English is presented.
Follow up and support across grant teams to ensure all reports and imprests are submitted on time and to the right places to facilitate donor reporting.
Filing and administration for the Fundraising and Partnerships unit including ensuring electronic and paper filing in place for donor and/or general audits.
Communicating risks to Fundraising and Partnerships Manager which affect timely and accurate financial, narrative, or relationship risks which might jeopardise good relations with our donors.
Maintaining partnership tracking tool.
related events organization.
Conduct online research on funding opportunities.
Assist in the preparation of briefing papers for meetings, pitch documents and proposals.
Attending meetings with donors, where necessary to represent project teams and provide updates on status of projects.
Support on sourcing high quality stories and content for the monthly fundraising and partnerships newsletter.
Work with the Marketing and Communications APC and Fundraising and Partnerships Manager to develop communications plans for key donor funded projects to raise profile of the work internally and externally.
Marketing and visibility
Support on development of materials to enhance visibility, including support on the development of the annual report and other published materials.
Assist in collection of case studies for annual reporting.
Oversee final copy editing of marketing materials, research reports and case studies to ensure a good level of English is presented.
Uploading stories and materials onto global website, Facebook, blog, and twitter and ensure messaging is consistent.
Work with Marketing and Communications APC and Fundraising and Partnerships Manager to deliver the communications strategy.
Undertake any other duties as requested, supporting communications and partnership building across the Tanzania country programme
Any other responsibilities as needed by the team

How to apply:
Apply through our website by 5pm Thursday 16 June 2016


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