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Fundraising Preparation Assistance for Tanzania Development Trust


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Tanzania
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Grant writing
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-26

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Mission and objectives

Tanzania Development Trust has been working with grassroots organisations in the poorest areas of Tanzania for 40 years. We are all volunteers and so every pound donated goes directly to projects. TDT was founded as a Charitable Trust in 1975 by the Britain Tanzania Society (BTS). BTS remains our parent body and pays the small administrative costs of TDT. That’s why we can promise that every pound donated is spent on projects. The people who run TDT and BTS are all volunteers who know the country well. No salaries are paid. We have no offices. When we visit projects we all pay our own expenses. Project requests come from Tanzania via our website, from visits, by word of mouth, through the BTS branch in Dar es Salaam or from NGOs in the UK. Applications are carefully checked. We ask for full estimates from contractors. We get clear evidence of community participation and approval from local Government officials. The system is designed to be as transparent as possible. In over 30 years we have had almost no loss by fraud or theft. We have built a safe house for girls refusing FGM and supported over 100 projects including bore holes for villages without water, school resources and solar panels for dispensaries


You will work as part of a fundraising team and research fundraising opportunities. The ability to attend monthly meetings via Zoom is an advantage but not essential. We are ideally looking for a long term interest in international development in a Tanzanian context.

Task description

We are looking for someone to help us raise funds for projects in rural Tanzania. It's a flexible, ongoing opportunity involving researching funding opportunities, and contributing to bids. The volunteers will not submit any funding requests on our behalf. Tanzania Development Trust has been supporting grassroots organisations in the poorest areas of rural Tanzania for 45 years. We are all volunteers, with no offices, so every pound donated goes directly to projects. Typical projects include hand drilled bore holes for clean water, locally produced rope pumps, solar panels for schools, girls hostels and small income generating projects for rural women. The Online Volunteers will not be asked to contact any third parties/donors, but to work directly with our fundraising lead and team to research and identify potential trusts and foundations to apply for and liaise with projects on the ground in Tanzania to put together budget information.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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