ID: 212250

Fundraising & Grants Coordinator

Health Regular - more than 6 months Anywhere

About this opportunity

South Sudanese Health Matters Inc. (SSHMI) is seeking a volunteer fundraiser to join the team. In this role, the fundraiser will use expert communication & negotiation skills along with a keen sense of initiative to identify fundraising opportunities, develop relationships with potential donors, and manage fundraising campaigns. The ideal candidate will be motivated, professional, and organised, and have a knack for research. We’re looking for someone who believes in the mission of SSHMI and has exceptional drive for furthering our fundraising efforts as well as strategizing and delivering on new ones. An interest in our causes and ethos around menstrual hygiene, and health care within communities such as those within South Sudan is a valuable asset for the successful candidate.

BACKGROUND: South Sudanese Health Matters Incorporated (SSHMI) is registered in Victoria as an incorporated association. It is also registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) as a Public Benevolent Institution and is endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office with Deductible Gift Recipient status. Established in 2018, SSHMI is a non-government, non-political and non-profit organisation headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, that aims to improve access to healthcare services and related education for people in the Lou Ariik Village and surrounding communities of South Sudan through the implementation of sustainable healthcare initiatives and health education programs, promoting local workforce training and building capacity to deliver these services. The formation of this NGO was inspired and driven by our CEO Mawien Ariik who was born and raised in the village of Lou Ariik, named after his grandfather. Ariik, as a refugee, arrived in Melbourne, Australia as a teenager in 2005 via a humanitarian visa. Since arriving in Australia, he has accomplished a Bachelor of Business and Management and Masters in Banking and Finance and now works as a Finance Manager at a one of Australia’s major banks. The impact of Ariik’s father’s death, fighting for the freedom of his people, and concern for the poor quality of life his family and other villagers in his homeland still experience, deeply affected Ariik. His visits to South Sudan in 2014, 2016 and 2017 revealed an obvious and desperate need for a health initiative in the village; determined to give back and make a difference, he established the charity South Sudanese Health Matters.

OBJECTIVES OF THE ROLE The objectives of the role are to: • Promote awareness of SSHMI’s mission and work. • Cultivate a network of donors and volunteers. • Identify new fundraising opportunities. • Plan fundraising initiatives to help the organisation meet financial goals. • Form strong relationships with external stakeholders. • Ensure major donors are satisfied with the operations of SSHMI.

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The key tasks and responsibilities of this role include: • Researching available grant opportunities. • Updating and managing the fundraising grants database. • Researching and developing creative ways of engaging individuals, corporations, and foundations as donors. • Effectively conveying the organisation’s mission, vision, and programs to potential donors. • Writing grant applications and fundraising proposals. • Strategizing and successfully executing fundraising campaigns. • Organising fundraising events that may require overseeing a small team of volunteers.

Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *.

It may be necessary to obtain other checks depending on how the role develops.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

An initial time commitment equivalent of at least 6 to 8 hours each week is required, though this might increase depending on the success of the role. Hours are flexible and can be worked to suit yourself however some daytime connection with team members may be required. Whilst able to work from home you, will, on occasion, be required to link up with other members of the organisation via on-line meeting capability i.e. Teams, Zoom etc. These sessions could be after hours.

Suitable for
  • Families with Children
  • Online & Remote Volunteers
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Wheelchair Access
Type of work
  • Fundraising & Events
  • Marketing, Media & Communications
  • Writing & Editing