Closing date: 25 September 2017
Job Type: Paid
Location: Victoria, London, United Kingdom
The consultant will also work with a broad group of professionals within YBI in particular the program delivery team to create and develop packages for donors as well as with the communications strategy to translate key fundraising messages.
Youth Business International – Who we are
Youth Business International (YBI) believes that every young person should have access to the quality support they need to start, grow and sustain a business. Young people are a critical resource for society. They account for over 18% of the world’s population and more than 15% of the world’s labour force. Yet, 71 million young people are unemployed. Many more are working but not earning enough to lift themselves out of poverty.
Empowering young people to succeed in self-employment is a key part of the solution. Young entrepreneurs can create new jobs and shape local economies. YBI is the global network connecting members, partners and young people to develop and scale new solutions that leverage the power of entrepreneurship to drive social and economic change.
YBI believes the skills required to start and grow a successful business are closely related to those needed to compete in the 21st century job market. Entrepreneurial young people are more likely to be able to embrace new challenges, stay relevant and keep pace.
Background to the Role
Having recently implemented a 2017-2025 strategy, YBI is now moving towards its new business model, ‘Network First’ alongside a revised value proposition (Our Draft Network First strategy, operating model and Value Proposition (Confidential) are available on request using the details below); a less centralised model allowing for more testing and learning within members and regions, facilitating sharing to wider groups, reducing replication, improving cost efficiencies and speed of adoption. The ultimate aim of this new model is to enable scale of adoption and to reach young entrepreneurs quicker.
The Fundraising Team fosters and builds exceptional partnerships with local, regional and global donors for the resourcing and sustainability of the YBI Network Team and YBI Members, enabling us to support thousands of young entrepreneurs in line with our ambitious strategy for growth. We regard public and private sectors as equally important in delivering our work, and seek to align and leverage supporters across all sectors, including through innovative multi-partner collaborations. Since 2013, YBI has secured significant investment across multiple countries with important partners across public and private sectors (e.g. DFID, IADB, Accenture, Barclays, BG Group, Citi). We have enjoyed repeat six figure major gifts in recent years, but this area of our fundraising has not matched our public sector and major corporate successes.
As we move towards the new Network First business model and the next stage in YBI’s growth, we need to develop and implement a clear strategy for fundraising that will increase and diversify our income significantly, and manage the balance between fundraising for the network and fundraising for specific members and regions. We need a much more active and sophisticated approach to diversifying our supporter base, including an experienced and systematic approach to increasing our unrestricted funding base. This ambitious agenda requires growth as well work closely with the program delivery and communications teams to significant strategic planning.
Scope of work, specification and output
The consultant will complete the following deliverables:
Please note that timescales are estimated and may be subject to change.
For further details including a full scope of work and how to apply, please refer to the attached tender document.
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