Amref Health Africa is Africa’s leading health NGO. We partner with communities in over 35 countries to sustainably strengthen health systems and improve access to life-saving care. Our vision is of a world where high-quality healthcare is accessible and affordable to all.
Amref Health Africa is at a crucial juncture, in Canada and globally. We are in the fortunate position of being able to invest in our fundraising capacity – and we are ambitious, aiming to significantly increase the amount of unrestricted funding we raise from individual supporters in European and North American markets, Canada included. This represents a radical and decade-long shift towards a new paradigm for the global Amref family. We know that a bold, values-led development strategy will be the cornerstone of this growth. It is therefore an exciting time to be joining Amref Health Africa in Canada: you will be building on the groundwork done to date, growing and diversifying our donor base – including Foundations, corporations and institutional donors –and you will play a key role in moving us towards sustainability.
We are looking for a dynamic philanthropy expert with a proven track record who is excited by growth and charting new territory, inspired by critical thinking in the area of international cooperation and global health, and who will be a critical part of moving Amref Health Africa in Canada (Amref Canada) to its next chapter.
The Manager of Partnerships and Philanthropy will provide professional fundraising expertise to Amref Canada, with a focus on foundations, corporations, institutions, and major donors. This position is responsible for planning, developing, and evaluating the partnerships and philanthropy strategy for Amref Canada, and ensuring that it fits within the Strategic Development plan for Amref Canada and within Amref Canada’s overall strategic plan. This role will be responsible for fostering and soliciting new and existing gifts and sponsorships from foundations, corporations and institutions, and for spearheading the major gifts program.
Strategy and planning
Knowledge and Skills
Relationship with other positions: The Manager of Partnerships and Philanthropy reports to the Director of Development. They will work closely with Development team as well as the Communications team to ensure a streamlined and cohesive approach to Amref Canada’s work.
Working location: The Manager of Partnerships and Philanthropy will work according to Amref Canada’s hybrid working model. The position requires flexibility in work location and working hours to effectively coordinate with our global colleagues and ensure deadlines for deliverables are met. Flexibility on standard working hours must be clearly communicated and agreed upon by the Executive Director. Domestic and international travel is a part of this role and requires additional flexibility on working hours in line with Amref Health Africa in Canada’s Human Resources policy.
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Decision power/authorities: The Manager of Partnerships and Philanthropy can make decisions in areas to do with identification of prospective donors and partnership verticals in support of foundation and institutional donor growth. In close collaboration with the Director of Development, the Manager of Partnerships and Philanthropy will make decisions on budget allocation to the various initiatives.
Please send a CV and cover letter with “Partnerships and Philanthropy” in the subject line to: [email protected].
We will accept applications on a rolling basis.
December 7, 2022
January 14, 2023
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