Job Title: Development Officer
Reports To: ZL Senior Development Officer
Location: Port au Prince, Haiti
Zanmi Lasante (ZL) is a Haitian organization based in Santo, Croix-des-Bouquets and is a recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. ZL partners with local communities and the Haitian Ministry of Health (MSPP) to deliver high-quality public health care, addressing the root causes of illness, train the health care workforce, advance research, and advocate for increased national investments in the health system. ZL’s philosophy is rooted in sustainability and capacity building with the idea that the most powerful means of providing rights-based health care to patients is through leveraging a country’s own public health system. Today, with a team of over 7,000 Haitians, including over 2,000 Community Health Workers (CHWs), ZL supports 15 public health facilities and is one of the largest health care providers in Haiti, serving an immediate catchment area of 1.3 million across the Central Plateau and the lower Artibonite.
Through its service delivery, training, advocacy and research, ZL works closely with its sister organization, Partners in Health (PIH) globally to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need and to serve as an antidote to despair. PIH operates sites for clinical care, research and training in 10 countries (Haiti, Peru, Russia, Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mexico and Navajo Nation).
This is an exciting time for ZL. The organization is taking on immense challenges while its heightened visibility has brought the opportunity to influence even greater changes within its programs in Haiti. As our work continues to increase in scope and impact, ZL seeks individuals committed to the mission and values of the organization to join the team.
Under the supervision of the Senior Development Officer of ZL and the support of senior advisors of the ZL Development Team, the Development Officer is part of the ZL Development team assigned to support the mission of ZL in Haiti. The ZL Development team is charged with identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors capable of contributing to ZL’s programmatic objectives. The Development Officer will have a significant role in working with the ZL Development team in setting up systems in report tracking and writing, monitor donor relations, and support grant writing activities. In addition, the Development Officer will assist in the development of programmatic strategies in line with ZL/PIH goals. Lastly, the Development Officer will work closely with the ZL Marketing and Communications team in developing communications materials for ZL.
- Responsible for tracking portfolio of Haiti donors
- Coordinate with ZL Dev Team the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of portfolio donors by developing and implementing individualized donor strategies
- Work with development team advisors in moving donors and prospects through stages of refinement incorporating all aspects of relationship management, prioritizing face-to-face visits
- Responsible for monitoring progress on revenue goals as well as activity goals, and for inputting and maintaining accurate donor information in Raiser’s Edge, our donor database
- Work closely with PIH grants team in developing proposals and reports to individual donors and family foundations in French and English, meeting all related deadlines
- Coordinate with other staff on gift accounting, gift acknowledgement, accurate record keeping, and timely financial reporting
- Developing donor report tracking system
- Work closely with programmatic team in developing reports based on donor requirements in a timely fashion which meet all relative deadlines
- Meet with programmatic teams in the field in better understanding ongoing activities in the field
- Assist in maintaining and updating knowledge of ZL programs, goals, and priorities
- Maintain awareness of role as representative of ZL; consider impact of activities on organization reputation and credentials in public and private sectors; direct energies whenever possible to promote PIH/ZL; advance organizational objectives; and enhance funding opportunities
- Perform other related functions as directed
- Bachelor’s degree minimum; master’s degree strongly preferred
- 5 years progressively responsible development experience, including direct experience and proven results in major fundraising and donor communication
- Minimum 1-2 years staff supervision experience
- Ability to provide an example writing sample in English and French
- Significant experience in developing donor proposals and other donor-centric communication in French and English; public sector experience is a plus
- Significant experience in developing reporting systems, tracking of proposals and monitoring of information sharing
- Superior interpersonal and verbal skills required, including persuasive writing and presentation capabilities
- Adept at condensing large amounts of information into a compelling, persuasive narrative for both individuals and small groups
- Strong computer skills, including facility with Microsoft Office suite and constituent databases necessary
- Ability to manage multiple tasks, manage budgets, analyze data, inspire staff and work collegially as part of a fast paced Development team
- An understanding of global health issues and passion for PIH/ZL issues and mission a plus
- Fluent writing and speaking French and English; Creole is a plus
- Knowledge of and experience working in Haiti
Partners In Health (PIH) is a non-profit, global health organization that fights social injustice by bringing the benefits of modern medical science first and foremost to the most vulnerable communities around the world. PIH focuses on those who would not otherwise have access to quality health care. PIH partners with the world’s leading academic institutions to create rigorous evidence that shapes more sound and all-inclusive global health policies. PIH also supports local governments’ efforts to build capacity and strengthen national health systems.
As of today, PIH runs programs in 11 countries (Haiti, Peru, Rwanda, Mexico, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Malawi, Lesotho, Russia, Kazakhstan, Navajo Nation), where it provides direct care to millions of patients, through public facilities and community engagement.
Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities.