Jul 052018

Organization: Tiny Tim and Friends
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 11 Jul 2018

Organization Background
Founded in 2003, Tiny Tim and Friends (TTF) is a Zambian NGO providing high quality medical treatment, social care and counseling support to vulnerable children (OVCs), adolescents and pregnant women living with HIV.

Overall Objective:
To support the ongoing growth and development of Tiny Tim & Friends projects, operations, staff and patients. To support the leadership of Tiny Tim & Friends in Zambia to ensure high quality delivery of programs, projects and activities. To ensure consistent funding to support staff and program development. Key Responsibilities

  • To work with the Board of Directors in the USA and in Zambia to ensure TTF’s programs and activities are in line with TTF’s mission and vision
  • Support the management team through providing guidance and support in delivering activities and projects
  • Support the development of the TTF staff in managing program activities to ensure TTF’s work is impactful and achieving agreed objectives.
  • Provide guidance and support to clinical, social, project and monitoring and evaluation staff to ensure all activities and programs at TTF are achieving agreed outlined activities, objectives and impact.
  • Leading and developing the TTF Fundraising Strategy to increase funding through a range of avenues including: foundations, grants, individual giving, major donors and corporate partners
  • Oversee all donor funded programs to ensure that projects are delivering objectives
  • Writing high quality grant applications which can provide both project and unrestricted funding
  • To manage all current donors and supporters to ensure clear and open communication channels and successful delivery of projects and activities
  • Work with the Finance Manager and Programs Director to set annual budgets for the organisation which are realistic and achievable in line with project requirements and funding
  • Oversee all donor funding, working with the Finance Manager to ensure regular reporting and successful management of all donor funds to achieve impact
  • To build mutually beneficial relationships with local and international partners for the benefit of Tiny Tim & Friends patients and programs.
  • Ensure donor engagement through sharing impactful and effective donor communications via TTF social media channels, TTF website, TTF newsletters and other avenues
  • Represent Tiny Tim & Friends at events, meetings and activities to enable partnerships to be built and TTF work to be showcased within Zambia.


  • Degree level education (preferably in communications, marketing, development or business) (Essential)
  • Minimum of five years experience in fundraising/ grant management (Essential)
  • Experience at least two different fundraising mechanisms including individual giving, institutional donors, corporate partnerships and major donors (Essential)
  • Strong writing skills and experience in grant writing (Essential)
  • Experience in building strong partnerships with donors, INGOs and CBOs (Desirable)
  • Proven ability to engage people through written word and media (Essential)
  • Proven experience of managing and creating communications for an organisation including web updates and development, social media and newsletters (Desirable)
  • Experience in project management and managing donor funding (Essential)
  • Experience in writing budgets and managing finances (Desirable)
  • Experience working in a healthcare setting (preferably with HIV) and in working with vulnerable populations (Desirable)
  • Experience working within international development (Desirable)
  • Strong people management and relationship management skills and the ability to develop relationships with individuals at different seniority within international and local organisations. (Desirable)
  • Demonstrated ability to work and build relationships in cross cultural settings (Essential)
  • Fluent In written and oral English (Essential), local language a bonus.

Please note this is a local position based in Zambia, therefore candidates will be required to live and work in Lusaka, Zambia. Tiny Tim & Friends is a small local NGO, therefore the successful candidate will work on a local contact, and a local salary. For international candidates TTF cannot provide support with relocation costs. As a small NGO we can only respond to shortlisted candidates. We will request references if required.

For more information or an informal discussion please contact Jac Connell, Director, Tiny Tim & Friends:

How to apply:

For the full job description please visit:

Please submit your CV (No more than THREE sides of A4) along with a cover letter to Subject line: Country Director Application.
Deadline: Wednesday 11th July 2018, interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis

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