Development Assistant

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Uganda Christian University

Job Summary

To provide administrative support to the office of Development

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

 Location: Mukono

Main duties and responsibilities: 

  1. Provide support to the Development office functions;
  2. Build contacts with potential individual donors, corporate companies and assist the Development office to raise funds for activities of the university Universities.
  3. Research for grant possibilities in the various Embassies, international organisations and other grant making organisations.
  4. Maintain a database/library of information on the UCU corporate contacts and relations; and maintaining a database of both international and local donor organisations (international foundations, bilateral and multilateral agencies and private corporate offering donations)
  5. Collect information on donor projects from various departments of the University; regularly search and monitor donor websites; identify and inform the Development office and faculties about donor opportunities matching the work of the University.
  6. Support the office to search for alternative sources of funding for scholarships and projects and assist in monitoring timelines for grants and reporting.
  7. Assist the Development office to improve and develop materials such as brochures and other fundraising materials.
  8. Prepare meetings, take minutes, and send out letters and thank you notes to partners and donors.
  9. Working with the Development office to identify other innovate ideas for effective resource mobilization and providing assistance in organizing any fundraising events for the University.
  10. Perform any other duties as maybe required.

Preferred Skills:

Qualifications and experience:

  1. Must have a Bachelor's degree from a recognized Institution of Higher learning.
  2. Must have at least two (2) years of working experience performing similar tasks.
  3. Must have excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, Power point and internet).
  4. Must have experience in minute taking.
  5. Must have good interpersonal skills especially when dealing with students, staff and visitors.
  6. Must be a person of high integrity with an excellent work ethic.
  7. Must be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines and be available to work after normal working hours.
  8. Must be a committed and practicing Christian.

Application method:

  1. Send two (2) copies of an application letter together with an updated Curriculum Vitae and three references
  2. Two (2) copies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts
  3. Please Note: Applications sent online should have all the attachments as ONE PDF document otherwise they will not be considered.
  4. Applicants who previously applied need not to reapply

To:

     The Director, Human Resource & Administration

     Uganda Christian University

     Pilkington Building

     Po Box 4, Mukono

     Email: jobs@ucu.ac.ug

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