We are PEAS. We are an international education not-for-profit with the mission to ‘expand access to sustainably delivered, quality secondary education across Africa’. Our vision is for a world where all children enjoy an education that unlocks their full potential.
For the last ten years, PEAS has built and operated quality secondary schools in under-served communities in Uganda and Zambia. We now have a network of 32 schools across Uganda and Zambia educating over 14,000 marginalised students. PEAS has strong evidence from a number of external studies showing that our schools in Uganda are more equitable, better quality and more cost-effective than comparison private and government schools.
PEAS has achieved great things in the last 10 years, and we want to achieve even more in the next 10 years. We are proud of what we have already achieved, but we are ambitious for our schools and students. We now want to make PEAS schools some of the best in Uganda and Zambia. At the same time, we also want to support the wider education systems in the places where we’re working and globally by sharing our evidence and know-how.
About this Role:
The Partnerships Internship is an exciting 6-month role based within the UK Partnerships Team, with the possibility of extension. PEAS Partnerships Intern will play a vital role in enabling PEAS to build new schools in Zambia, complete our school network in Uganda and deliver quality education to students in both countries.
This is a varied role offering the successful candidate an excellent opportunity to get hands on experience working across a diverse range of funder types and projects including an exciting new Capital Fundraising Appeal to at least double the size of our Zambia network.
You will be joining the PEAS Partnerships Team a small team of committed, proactive, and effective fundraisers who are well supported by the rest of UK, Ugandan and Zambian teams – we are proud to have developed a strong ‘everyone’s a fundraiser’ mindset at PEAS, thus avoiding the traditional division between programme and fundraising staff.
Work on the team is varied and exciting. The Partnerships Team is responsible for generating the income required for PEAS to deliver on our organisational goals. We do this through;
- Managing and growing income from a diverse portfolio of funders including strategic partners, institutional donors, corporates, trusts and foundations, major donors and individuals
- Identifying and securing income from new funders
- Developing and delivering an engaging and exciting communications strategy.
The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work at the heart of an award-winning education organisation. They will need to be a quick learner, highly organised, and adept at working flexibly to support evolving team and organisational needs. Strong written and verbal communication are essential, as well as enthusiasm for working with multi-national teams.
1. Business development support (40%)
Work with the Partnerships Team to identify and secure new funding opportunities that enable PEAS to build new schools in Zambia, complete our school network in Uganda and deliver quality education to students in both countries. This will involve;
- Undertaking desk-based research to identify prospective funding partners
- Work with the Partnerships Team to develop compelling concept notes, proposals, presentations and pitches.
2. Account management support (20%)
Work with the Partnerships Lead to support a portfolio of funders to inspire, motivate and maximise income and other opportunities for PEAS current donors. This will include;
- Developing engaging and accurate content for funder progress reports.
- Working across a range of funders types and sector to develop excellent stewardship plans and engagement opportunities.
3. Communications support (40%)
Work with the Partnership Team to create strong content relevant for a variety of funder types (strategic partners, institutional donors, corporates, trusts and foundations, major donors and individuals) that can be used across multiple prospects and platforms. This will include;
- Developing partnership profiles to promote our funding partnerships on our website, via the quarterly newsletter and through social media channels.
- Supporting in the role out of the new Communications strategy.
We are open to the type of person who might be suitable for this role and are not fixed on a set amount of experience required. You could be a graduate, or someone who is looking to change careers and gain experience in the not-for-profit sector.
Minimum requirements and essential skills:
- At least a Bachelors Degree
- Strong English written and verbal communication skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint and Excel
- Adaptability to manage a varied & evolving workload
- Flexibility to work with colleagues in different, often international locations
- Able to synthesise and provide recommendations from desk-based research
- Good attention to detail, comfortable writing clear prose and composing accurate budgets
- Able to write engaging and emotive writing for a variety of public audiences
- Passion for international education
Ideally, applicants will also be:
- Knowledgeable about, or have experience volunteering or working in, a Sub-Saharan African country
- Some understanding of fundraising and engaging with different funder types
- Some familiarity with CRM systems/donor databases
Terms and conditions
Hours: Full-time (part-time considered for exceptional candidates)
Length: 6 months initially with the possibility of a further 6-month extension
Location: Office based in London, Kampala or Ndola, or remote but based in the UK, Uganda or Zambia. Must have the right to work in one of these three countries.
Compensation: Dependent on location as follows:
- UK – London Living Wage
- Uganda & Zambia – remuneration will be at level for equivalent roles
Reports to: Partnerships Lead
How to apply
· Please complete this application form
· Only complete applications will be reviewed and only qualified candidates will be shortlisted and contacted.
· Closing date for applications is 22 January.
· Please note; we are keenly looking for someone to join our team so will be reviewing applications on a case-by-case basis and shortlisted applicants may be invited in earlier than the closing date for interviews. We encourage you to apply ahead of the closing date, if you are able.
· PEAS is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its recruitment practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.
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