Network Coordinator, Advocacy and Outreach Officer, Grants and Fundraising Officer

Zambia Activists and Rights Defenders Network

Network Coordinator – Terms of Reference

Position Title: Network Coordinator

Organization: Zambia Activists and Rights Defenders Network

Reports to: Board of Directors or Executive Director/Programs Officer

Overview

The Network Coordinator plays a crucial role in managing and enhancing the Zambia Activists and Rights Defenders Network. This volunteer position focuses on fostering communication, collaboration, and information sharing among network members, thereby strengthening advocacy efforts and promoting human rights.

Responsibilities:

Primary Point of Contact:

  • Serve as the main liaison between the network and its members.
  • Respond promptly to inquiries, requests, and concerns from network members.
  • Maintain regular communication to keep members informed about network activities, opportunities, and relevant updates.

Organize Meetings and Discussions:

  • Plan and coordinate regular meetings, both online and in-person, to facilitate dialogue and engagement among network members.
  • Prepare agendas, circulate meeting minutes, and follow up on action points to ensure accountability and progress.

Database Management:

  • Establish and maintain a comprehensive database of network members, including contact information, areas of expertise, and organizational affiliations.
  • Track and document members’ activities, achievements, and contributions to the network.

Coordinate Joint Actions and Campaigns:

  • Collaborate with network members to identify common goals, issues, and opportunities for collective action.
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of joint advocacy campaigns, ensuring alignment with the network’s mission and objectives.
  • Provide logistical support and coordination for events, protests, petitions, and other advocacy initiatives.

Promote Collaboration and Information Sharing:

  • Foster a collaborative environment among network members by facilitating partnerships, knowledge exchange, and resource sharing.
  • Promote the use of communication tools and platforms for sharing updates, resources, and best practices within the network.

Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Monitor the effectiveness of network activities and initiatives in achieving objectives and driving impact.
  • Prepare regular reports on network activities, membership engagement, and outcomes for internal stakeholders and funders.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Passion for human rights, social justice, and advocacy.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and project management abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic environment.
  • Experience in the development space
  • Proficiency in using communication and database management tools (e.g., email, social media, CRM software).

Time Commitment:

The Network Coordinator role requires a commitment of approximately  8hours per week, with flexibility to accommodate peak periods and urgent needs.
Benefits:

  • Opportunity to make a significant impact on human rights advocacy and activism in Zambia.
  • Gain valuable experience in network management, advocacy strategy, and community engagement.
  • Develop leadership and organizational skills in a supportive and collaborative environment.

Fundraising and Grant Writer – Terms of Reference

Position Title: Fundraising and Grant Writer

Organization: Zambia Activists and Rights Defenders Network

Reports to: Board of Directors or designated supervisor

Overview

The Fundraising and Grant Writer is a crucial volunteer position responsible for securing the financial resources necessary to support the network’s activities and growth. This role involves researching funding opportunities, writing grant proposals, organizing fundraising events, and maintaining donor relationships to ensure ongoing support for the organization’s mission.

Responsibilities:

Research and Identify Potential Funding Sources:

  • Conduct comprehensive research to identify potential donors, including foundations, government programs, corporate sponsors, and individual philanthropists.
  • Monitor funding trends and opportunities in the field of human rights and activism.
  • Create a database of potential funding sources with detailed information on application requirements and deadlines.

2. Write and Submit Grant Proposals:

  • Develop compelling grant proposals that effectively communicate the network’s mission, goals, and funding needs.
  • Tailor each proposal to meet the specific criteria and priorities of the funding source.
  • Ensure that all grant applications are submitted in a timely manner and follow up as necessary.

Organize Fundraising Events and Campaigns:

  • Plan and execute fundraising events, such as galas, benefit concerts, online crowdfunding campaigns, and charity auctions.
  • Coordinate logistics, including venue selection, marketing, ticket sales, and volunteer management.
  • Work with network members to mobilize support and participation in fundraising activities.

Maintain Relationships with Donors:

  • Build and sustain relationships with current and prospective donors through regular communication and engagement.
  • Provide donors with updates on the network’s activities, achievements, and impact.
  • Ensure timely acknowledgment of donations and fulfillment of any reporting requirements stipulated by donors.

Develop Fundraising Materials:

  • Create fundraising materials, including brochures, newsletters, and social media content, to promote the network’s work and attract donors.
  • Ensure that all materials are aligned with the network’s branding and messaging.

Monitor and Evaluate Fundraising Efforts:

  • Track the success of fundraising initiatives using established metrics and indicators.
  • Prepare reports on fundraising activities, outcomes, and financial status for internal stakeholders and funders.
  • Continuously seek feedback and identify areas for improvement in fundraising strategies.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Passion for human rights and social justice.
  • Excellent writing, communication, and research skills.
  • Proven experience in grant writing and fundraising is preferred.
  • Strong organizational and project management abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic environment.
  • Proficiency in using fundraising software and tools is an asset.

Time Commitment:

  • The Fundraising and Grant Writer role requires a commitment of approximately 10 hours per week, with flexibility to accommodate peak periods and urgent needs.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to contribute to the financial sustainability and growth of a human rights network.
  • Gain valuable experience in grant writing, fundraising strategy, and donor relations.
  • Develop skills in event planning, project management, and communications.
  • Work within a passionate and supportive network of activists and defenders.

Advocacy and Outreach Officer – Terms of Reference

Position Title: Advocacy and Outreach Officer

Organization: Zambia Activists and Rights Defenders Network

Reports to: Board of Directors or designated supervisor

Overview:

The Advocacy and Outreach Officer is a key volunteer position responsible for developing and implementing effective advocacy strategies to promote human rights. This role involves engaging with various stakeholders, including government bodies, NGOs, and the public, to raise awareness and drive collective action towards human rights issues.

Responsibilities:

Identify Key Issues and Develop Advocacy Plans:

  • Conduct research to identify pressing human rights issues and areas of concern within the community.
  • Develop comprehensive advocacy plans and strategies that align with the network’s mission and objectives.
  • Set clear goals, objectives, and timelines for advocacy initiatives.

Engage with Government Bodies, NGOs, and the Public:

  • Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including government officials, non-governmental organizations, and community leaders.
  • Represent the network at meetings, forums, and public events to advocate for human rights issues.
  • Facilitate dialogues and partnerships with stakeholders to enhance collaborative efforts.

Organize Events, Workshops, and Campaigns:

  • Plan, coordinate, and execute events, workshops, and campaigns aimed at promoting human rights and raising awareness.
  • Mobilize community members and network partners to participate in advocacy activities.
  • Ensure events are well-publicized and reach a broad audience.

Prepare and Disseminate Advocacy Materials:

  • Create informative and persuasive advocacy materials, including reports, fact sheets, policy briefs, and press releases.
  • Utilize various communication channels to disseminate advocacy materials to target audiences.
  • Ensure materials are accessible, engaging, and aligned with the network’s messaging and branding.

Monitor and Evaluate Advocacy Efforts:

  • Track the progress and impact of advocacy initiatives using established metrics and indicators.
  • Gather feedback from stakeholders and participants to assess the effectiveness of advocacy strategies.
  • Prepare reports on advocacy activities, outcomes, and lessons learned for internal and external stakeholders.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to human rights and social justice.
  • Excellent research, analytical, and strategic planning skills.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in advocacy, public relations, or community organizing is preferred.
  • Ability to engage and influence diverse stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in creating and utilizing advocacy tools and materials.

Time Commitment:

  • The Advocacy and Outreach Officer role requires a commitment of approximately 8 hours per week with flexibility to accommodate peak periods and urgent needs.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to contribute to meaningful human rights advocacy and impact.
  • Gain experience in advocacy strategy development and stakeholder engagement.
  • Develop skills in event planning, public speaking, and campaign management.
  • Work within a passionate and supportive network of activists and defenders.

To apply for this job email your details to info.zardn@gmail.com


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