Position:             Senior Research and Fundraising Officer

Reports to:             Programs Director     

Job Summary

The Senior Research and Fundraising Officer provides high level assistance to the programs director and the Executive Director in formulating and executing research and fundraising strategies from diversified national, regional and global sources. The senior officer coordinates, facilitates and leads the research activities, including compilation and publication of research results in reputed journals, organization, documentation and dissemination of research outputs of the Centre, guiding programs and project coordinators in compiling data, analysis and publication of articles, policy briefs, monographs and special issues on environmental themes in the Horn of Africa region and facilitating regional partnership in research, training and capacity building  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • organizes, coordinates and leads the research unit of the Centre;
  • Coordinates  the publication of research outputs in collaboration with program coordinators and project officers;
  • Facilitates the implementation of  the Demand Driven Action Research program of the Centre;
  • Manages and develops a number of existing and new partnerships, including writing funding proposals and providing excellent relationship management and stewardship;
  • Ensures programs and projects have strong research components for capacity building;
  • Collaborates to design and conduct joint research with other partners organizations;
  • Identifies new funding opportunities and develops external networks that will support and enhance the fund raising capabilities of the Centre;
  • Be responsible for all funding and grant reporting requirements, and communications Centre’s portfolio of partners;
  • Supports community fundraising events, from local sources and other relevant regional events
  • Develops donor maps for effective funnelling of fund raising efforts of the Centre;
  • Keeps database of funders, up to date;
  • Works collaboratively with the Program Director and Network Coordinator to promote          fundraising activities;
  • Ensures that policies and procedures are followed and adhered to;
  • Adheres to the shared values of the Centre during fund raising efforts; and
  • Carries out any other duties as required and assigned.    

Required skills:

  • Research project proposals writing skills
  • Research paper writing, publications and research database management skills
  • Competence in MS Office and good knowledge and skill in research data analysis software, modelling software, etc…
  • Familiarity with scientific journals and publishers
  • Project management skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of international development issues
  • A strong communication skill with good command of written and spoken English is mandatory.

Education:  MA/MSC  in Economics, Development Economics, Marketing Management, Management, Biodiversity Management, Environment and Natural resources Management, Climate Change, Environmental Science or relevant field of studies

Experience: A minimum of 5 years of proven relevant work experience in an NGO or donor funded projects.

Duty station:   Addis Ababa and it may require occasional travel

Duration:   On contract basis with possible extension

Salary:   As per the salary scale of the Centre

Number of candidate:   One

How to Apply

Applications can only be accepted through the following e-mail:

Send your cover letter, CV and relevant credentials in pdf format and please write the position that you are applying for in the subject line. 

Deadline for Application: August 11, 2023. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted