Development Manager at Sanku

Flexible / Remote Based working (UK Preferred but not essential)

Contract: Initially 12 months

Reporting into:
Director of Development

Application Method:
CV and Cover Letter

Additional Info:
Previous experience within an International Setting / Organisation preferred


Sanku is an award-winning social enterprise based in Tanzania. Our mission is to end malnutrition through our innovative technology and business model. Our technology adds precise amounts of life-saving nutrients into maize flour as it is processed. Our business model lets small millers fortify their flour at no added cost to themselves or their customers while providing us with revenue to cover our costs, and eventually, our growth. We reach millions of people across East Africa every single day and are rapidly scaling, with the ambitious goal of reaching 25 million people by 2025.

This is an exciting time for an ambitious Development Manager to join Sanku. Over the past year, we have won several awards, launched a high-profile partnership with the World Food Programme, and received a grant from MacKenzie Scott. We would like to capitalize on these recent successes to grow our existing donor base, develop new funding streams and raise $20M+ by 2025. Reporting to the Director of Development (DoD) and working closely with the Programs team in East Africa, this role will be a critical addition to our dynamic and fast-growing team and is ideally suited to professionals who want to gain development experience while playing a lead role in a cutting-edge social enterprise. Individuals who are passionate about our vision for a world without malnutrition are encouraged to apply.

Working closely with the Director of Development to:

  • Maintain our fundraising dashboard, proposal and reporting calendar, donor database, and pipeline of opportunities.
  • Conduct research on funding activities and priorities of prospective funders.
  • Own the donor acknowledgement process.
  • Manage a portfolio of funders.
  • Draft compelling and competitive grant proposals for foundations, government aid agencies, and corporations.
  • Coordinate with the Finance team to process grant payments and comply with funders’ reporting procedures.
  • Coordinate with Programs teams to ensure timely execution of grant deliverables, gather accurate and relevant data from the field.
  • Produce timely and informative progress reports for funders, elevating key achievements of Sanku programs and activities relative to funder priorities.
  • Develop new fundraising activities and funding streams.


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