We post all our vacancies for positions in the UK, USA, Kenya and Uganda here on our website. We are unable to respond to speculative or unsolicited applications.

Current vacancies

Director of Programmes & Fundraising

Location: Tunbridge Wells, UK (with possible move to London by March 2018)
Contract: Full-time, permanent
Salary: £55,000 to £60,000 per annum, dependent on experience

Build Africa is an award-winning development organisation. We believe in the power of education to help end poverty, and work to ensure that children in Africa have the best opportunity to learn. We are unique in our approach - supporting the ability of parents to send their children to school, while helping communities build and sustain quality education services. Build Africa currently operates in Kenya and Uganda.

As part of our ambitious plans to reach more people than ever, we are looking for a dedicated and inspiring Director of Programmes & Fundraising with the experience to help us create powerful and lasting change.

The Director of Programmes & Fundraising is responsible for leading Build Africa’s growth and overseeing the quality and effectiveness of its programmes. They have functional responsibility for programme design and quality, fundraising, programme implementation, monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning. They will play a significant role in growing Build Africa into an increasingly innovative organisation that remains deeply committed to its community development roots. Importantly, they will lead on the development of a geographic expansion plan and the introduction of social enterprise models.

The Director of Programmes & Fundraising is a member of Build Africa’s Senior Management Team alongside the Director of Finance and Resources, and reports to the Chief Executive. The extended SMT includes Country Directors from Kenya and Uganda.

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Apply: Please submit an application letter of no more than one page and a copy of your current CV to
Deadline for applications: Friday 9 June at 17:00 (UK time)


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