Fundraising and Communications Volunteer

Fundraising and Communications Volunteer
LOCATION:  Moshi, Tanzania
Posted December 15th, 2006
Closing March 31st, 2017

This is an exciting role for a highly motivated, professional individual who is committed to the community development through research work and has extensive experience in fundraising, communications, website development and media for development.  With a keen eye for consistency, brand identity and effective visual tone, the Fundraising & Communications Volunteer will be based in Moshi and will report to the Executive Director.

Key roles and responsibilities
Work with our website manager to manage the website by ensuring it is up-to-date with current stories, images and information. Work with other staff to create news stories which promote TAWREF’s work and provide insight into our progress and development. Develop communications strategy that ensures regular updates about TAWREF’s work are sent to individual donors and supporters via the website, emails, Facebook and other social media sites. Ensure brand consistency throughout TAWREF communications (local and international, internal and external) which translates support/donation to direct buy into the organization's vision and mission. Promote TAWREF via Facebook and social media sites, systematically capture and document individual supporter information from the TAWREF website and social media spaces. Use this information to build relationships with individual donors and explore how to expand their support to TAWREF via Friends of TAWREF networks. Produce communications materials to be used for fundraising and develop a strategy for building the number of supporters and individual donors that regularly give to TAWREF via the UK, US and NORWAY etc. Work with the TAWREF team to write Fundraising proposals to institutional, corporate and other donors. Develop a strategy for increasing the number of individuals, groups and corporate supporters regularly give to TAWREF. Produce communications materials to be used for local fundraising. Work with staff in other teams to assist with the editing, design and production of organizational for example, Newsletters, the Annual Reports, and research reports. Build a library of photographs that depict all aspects of TAWREF work. Maintain organisational knowledge by taking part in research activity.

Qualifications and experience
Candidates from varied backgrounds will be considered; however, individuals applying for this position should have an understanding of fundraising, communications and the ability to recruit individual donors to support charity work. Applicants must also have high proficiency Microsoft office packages. The ability to appreciate / articulate the distinctive ethos of TAWREF and to work independently and with Tanzanian/foreign staff will be critical to your success.

Minimum qualifications
A Bachelor degree (Masters Degree is an added advantage) in any of the following or related areas:  Fundraising, Communications, Marketing, Finance and Business Studies. Evidence of on-going professional development to improve skills and knowledge of fundraising techniques is highly desirable.

Skills and experience
Successful track record of running fundraising campaigns for charity and recruiting individual and corporate donors. Successful use of websites and online social media spaces to build regular fundraising support from individuals. Demonstrable experience writing and editing articles, reports and news stories for electronic and printed media aimed at a wide range of audiences and stakeholders, locally in Tanzania and abroad. Use of photography and film equipment and editing software to produce electronic and printed materials with strong visual impact. A flair for design and a keen eye for detail; particularly when editing and finishing. Ability to strategise independently and as part of a collective decision-making process. Adaptability   and   sensitivity to the cultural environment. Fluency in English and Kiswahili (preferred but not mandatory).

Terms and conditions
This is a volunteer position. Beginning as soon as possible, a full-time volunteer position offered for a period of at least 6 months.

Application Procedure
Send your application to the contacts below. Please include a resume and cover letter, clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications of this position. Only those who are short-listed will be contacted.


The Executive Director
J.K. Nyerere Road P. O. Box 8598
Moshi, Tanzania
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