Nigeria Fundraising Consultant

Remote | Contract (October 2022 – December 25, 2022)

In 2021, Malala Fund launched its five-year strategic plan that includes ambitious goals and significant organisational growth and expansion. To support and sustain the activities outlined in the strategic plan, Malala Fund will require new partnerships and sources of funding in new markets. Malala Fund is already a registered charity in Nigeria with an office and in-country programmatic staff. However, we do not have an established in-country fundraising team or strategy. Given our growing team and expanded programmatic footprint, we are well positioned to grow our Nigeria donor base by establishing an intentional strategic fundraising operation. Malala Fund seeks to fundraise only from individuals, foundations and corporations (we do not accept government funds).

I. Position Summary

The consultant will support Malala Fund’s fundraising team in their evaluation of the fundraising landscape in Nigeria and in designing a plan to develop a strategic fundraising presence. The primary responsibilities of the consultant will be to: (1) Evaluate the fundraising potential for Malala Fund in Nigeria; (2) Develop a detailed pipeline of potential funding prospects in the region; and (3) Provide recommendations on fundraising approach and strategy implementation including an operational growth plan. The consultant will work closely with and take direction from the Business Development Manager and collaborate with other members of the Fundraising team as necessary.

II. Deliverables

A comprehensive scoping report which covers the following:

  • Detailed evaluation of the current fundraising landscape in Nigeria including cultural nuances, fundraising norms and practices, relevant local-to-global contexts, key dates and subcultures of philanthropy.

  • Analysis of how similar international NGOs fundraise within the region and who makes up their donor base.

  • Recommendations on how Malala Fund should engage and solicit the below audiences within Nigeria to maximise giving:

    1. Major donors/ Legacy donors
    2. Corporations/Foundations
    3. Grassroots Organisations/Community groups
    4. Digital Donors
  • Based on the above recommendations, provide a list of thirty (30) prospects broken down by the above audience types and priority level. Prospects should be based on thorough research and proven alignment with Malala Fund’s gift acceptance policy and with one or more core components of our work — advocacy, the Education Champion Network, the Girl Programme and general work towards girls’ education.

Operational growth plan which covers the following:

  • Staffing and resources necessary to support growing fundraising efforts in Nigeria over the next three years.

  • Estimated annual ROI over the next three years reflecting the above investment from Malala Fund.

  • Overview of potential risk and mitigation measures associated with hiring fundraising staff in Nigeria.

III. Timeline

Estimated Start Date: October 2022

Deadline for Deliverables: January 2023

IV. About Malala Fund

Registered as a public charity in the U.K. and U.S., Malala Fund is working toward a world where all girls can learn and lead. With more than 130 million girls out of school today, we're breaking down barriers that hold girls back.

Malala Fund advocates for resources and policy changes needed to give all girls a secondary education. The girls we serve have high goals for themselves and we have high expectations for leaders who can help them. We invest in local education leaders and front-line organisations — the people who best understand girls in their communities — in regions where most girls are missing out on secondary school. We give girls the tools they need to advocate for education and equality in their communities and a platform for the world to hear their voices. We believe girls should speak for themselves and tell leaders what they need to learn and achieve their potential.

V. How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and your resume to Malala Fund Business Development Manager Katie Houck by clicking the "Apply" button by September 30th. Please include the position title (Nigeria Fundraising Consultant) in the subject line.