Lomé, Togo

Fundraising Experteer to Support Sustainable Development in Togo

Support Partnership for The Goals,Reduced Inequalities,Clean Water and Sanitation,Quality Education,No Poverty

Skills Needed

  • Communications
  • Finance
  • Fundraising
  • Crowdfunding
  • Investments

Estimated workload

Part-time

Language Proficiencies

You must be able to speak English.

When Can You Start?

You can start ASAP and stay for 4 weeks to 2¾ months

Benefits

Accommodation

Project Details


Description and Impact

We need to develop a fundraising strategy to finance our organization's strategic plan.

In West-Africa, and particularly in Togo where we are based, we are struggling for a better world for marginalized people.  At our organization, we believe that our communities are still in poverty and underdeveloped because they are lacking a solution based on their needs and daily realities that is sustainable. So our organization is working to find out a right solution to support sustainable development here in Togo.


To achieve our purpose, we are implementing a development solution that takes local needs into account. This solution is integrating key elements of our local realities such as religion and traditional environment with entrepreneurial education and life skills training together with the assistance of international volunteers. We want the solution to take in account young people education, local marginalized changemakers as well as capacity building and peace building elements among others.


In August 2019, we have made a significant step ahead by developing our strategy plan and theory of change. We have also made a donors mapping. But we are not enough able to conduct fundraising operations. We're seeking support to help us to understand how fundraising work and fill the gap by writing and submitting proposals.


To effectively engage young people, local marginalized changemakers and social entrepreneurs, international volunteers and local partners into our solution we need to fund it. We would like to work on this with an experteer who has a good experience in financial and fundraising practices.

Deliverables

  • Write funding proposals and conduct all the related activities including their application
  • Review our crowdfunding campaign before we launch it
  • Train our local team on funding applications

Other requirements

Our ideal candidate is an experienced professional, with a strong interest in sustainable development and capacity building for poverty alleviation.

Other requirements could be knowledge of international development sector, working in multicultural environment, cooperation, community and projects management and, ideally, knowledge in IT (internet, Microsoft Windows and Office).

We Provide These Local Benefits


Benefits Overview

  • Accommodations
  • Learning Opportunity
  • Good For Groups

Accommodation

The Experteer will be accommodated in a guesthouse with a private bedroom. The room has its own bathroom. We could accommodate either one individual or one couple. The office workplace is also inside the guesthouse which is located in the safe Airport area. Many restaurants, hotels and facilities are around and accessible.

Learning Opportunity

Opportunity to practice human-centered design in developing a fundraising plan and taking part to non-profit operations that meet our organization's/ the community's needs. Gain hands on experience with a grassroots social enterprise.

Additional Benefits

This is a good opportunity for the Experteer to experience Africa. We could guide you to experience Africa and particularly a West-African country called TOGO with its sandy Atlantic coast, its local way of life, local meals, local clothing. Meet local people and live as simple as walk to shop at the community local markets.

Free-time activities could be organized like hiking sports, swimming or museum, zoo, African crafts and folk discovery to put you at the heart of our culture. If you decide to discover the countryside and natural parks and zoo, the villages of the hinterland, we could help you arrange it… surely you will love the rural mountains regions and their landscape and small waterfalls: ready for a trek experience? It is possible too.

Evening relaxation would be a particular moment to let away the stress of the working day and to build friendship, a privileged moment to discuss with others about what matters to you... and if you like it why not a Yoga class for beginners (an exchange or simple introducing to the yoga and practicing some positions for beginners), or would you prefer a local native language study such as Ewe? It is up to you, you are welcome to our country Togo.

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