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Development Director Intern in Mukono Uganda

Beacon of Hope Uganda (BoHU)
Beacon of Hope Uganda is a community-based NGO located in Mukono, Uganda. Incorporated in 2006, BoHU designs and conducts programs which contribute to the welfare and social productivity of disadvantaged individuals and communities with an emphasis on children and youth.
Closing date: 18 Nov 2010
Location: Uganda - Mukono
Beacon of Hope Uganda is looking for a long-term (3-6 months) Development Director intern. Presently, we have a limited staff constantly juggling meetings and program activities and are in need of a motivated individual for fundraising & grant-writing. We are a young organization based outside of Kampala interested in making our community a better place to live. Currently, we are preparing for our first capital campaign and would like to hire someone with proven experience in fundraising.
Uganda is a beautiful country with various cultural opportunities at your doorstep every day. Easily one of the most inexpensive places in the world, a westerner can live comfortably for $400-500 a month including accommodation and all living expenses. At present, our financial situation does not allow for us to remunerate the intern. However, upon a successful probationary period, a small living stipend is almost assured.

1. Job Description
The Development Director Intern works with Beacon of Hope Uganda's development team to maintain ongoing individual, foundation and corporate fundraising efforts. You will get hands-on experience in day-to-day donor tracking and follow-up; communications and donor outreach; researching and writing grant applications; fundraising events and working with financial information. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in how the non-profit fundraising world works and what it takes to keep a small NGO financially sustainable. This position is the perfect stepping stone for a recent college graduate looking for their first opportunity in development.
2. Qualifications:
Interest in learning about fundraising & nonprofit management
Responsible, self-starter, punctual, independent worker & attention to detail
Effective verbal & written communication
Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Access, Power Point & Publisher)
Graphic & web design skills a plus
2. Responsibilities
Research and document prospective funding sources including foundations, sponsors, grants, and other potential donors of cash, materials, and/or services

Assist with organizational mailings and volunteer supervision

Plan and lead at least one large-scale local fundraising event in Uganda.

Support staff in making phone calls to donors and other constituencies in support of Beacon of Hope's mission

Attend relevant meetings with funders or government reps as desired

Work with budget information as related to fundraising

New merchandise development and creation of a PDF catalog of current items to be sold on the website

Network with local businesses and potential donors in Uganda to develop ongoing partnerships

Prepare standard information packages to send to possible donors

Assist with fundraising and publicity campaigns (solicitations, sponsor relations, follow-up calls, etc.)

Develop fidelity schemes for donors so that they will keep supporting the charity

3. Requirements
Bachelor's Degree (in progress ok) in relevant field: marketing, business, public administration, non-profit management, public relations or communications

A responsible and independent work attitude
Excellent communication skills
Dedication to Beacon of Hope's mission and oriented to its goals
Fluency in English
Background with fundraising is strongly preferred
Ability to support oneself financially for the duration of the internship

4. Benefits
Valuable experience in non-profit fund development and operations
A stimulating international environment to work in
The opportunity to collaborate in the development of an organization working for the benefit of disadvantaged Ugandans
Direct supervisor who will be available throughout---progress meetings, development of work plan/internship goals, review of goals;

Letters of Recommendation

Assistance with finding accommodation and arranging travel

Potential eligibility for college credit

REPORTS TO: Executive Director
INTERNSHIP DURATION: 3-6 months with paid employment offer after completion of internship.
How to apply
Please send your Resume/CV along with a brief letter of interest to:
The deadline for applying is 18 November 2010.
Beacon of Hope Uganda
P.O. Box 423
Mukono, Uganda
Reference Code: RW_8AVDYA-95

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