Latin American Foundation for the Future Job Vacancy: Fundraising Officer - Cusco, Peru

Summary The! fundraising component of LAFFs work aims to increase funds from community fundraising, Trusts and! Foundations, companies... thumbnail 1 summary
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Summary
The! fundraising component of LAFFs work aims to increase funds from community fundraising, Trusts and! Foundations, companies, schools and universities in order to financially support LAFF's activities. Working with LAFF's Communications Officer, this fundraising focused role maintains and improves LAFFs international and local visibility through innovative strategies; and raise awareness about various socioeconomic problems, in particular those affecting children and young people in Peru, in order to increase local and international funding support.The fundraising strategy consists of writing proposals, engaging schools and universities, contacting Trusts, Foundations and companies, and keeping all funders thanked and informed of progress on the ground through regular communication and reports,blogs,newsletters and posts through LAFFs website, social networks and/or other relevant channels.

Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the International Partnerships Manager, the Fundraising Officer will be expected to carry out the following tasks:
  • Plan, develop and administer LAFFs fundraising activities
  • Prepare and/or update a fundraising strategy identifying objectives, messages, audiences, and products.
  • Research potential funding opportunities and draft funding proposals with the participation of others in the LAFF team, depending on the programme area.
  • Ensure all current donors are well informed of progress on the ground on any supported projects through timely and relevant reports and updates.
  • Ensure that fundraising practices reflect LAFFs priorities, mission and vision.
  • Network and forge links with relevant stakeholders and organisations (including current and potential donors, companies, Trusts, Foundations, universities, schools and other supporters) to ensure continued support for existing and new initiatives.
Requirements
  • Undergraduate degree (or currently enrolled) in languages, international relations or related field. • Relevant qualification and/or work or volunteer experience in fundraising highly desirable.
  • Interest in acquiring communications and international development experience.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken Spanish and English required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Highly organized, flexible, independent, culturally sensitive and detail oriented with ability to multitask.
  • Experience/good knowledge of social media usage.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office.
Personal & Qualities
We are looking for self7assured, motivated self-starters who are able to work independently as well as being good team players. A non7judgemental approach and commitment to learning is essential, as well as a positive outlook and preparedness for the realities of volunteering in an International Development context.

How to apply:
In order to apply for this fantastic opportunity to volunteer in Latin America please download an application form from our website (HERE) and submit it, together with your CV to: info@laffcharity.org.uk. Please include the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your message.

Note: Volunteers are expected to cover all their own costs – including flights, visas and insurance. Applications received after the deadline or not compliant with the instructions above will not be accepted. All successful volunteer applicants must undergo a police check. LAFF will hold interviews with suitable applicants. Due to the high volume of applications, we are only able to contact successful applicants.

Deadline: 01 Jul 2016
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