Pilgrim Africa seeks a senior strategy and organizational development professional with a growth mindset and a proven track-record in strategic thought-leadership (ideally in Pilgrim Africa program areas), design and management of innovative initiatives to expand and elevate organizational reach and impact, and success in securing resources against ambitious development targets. Working directly with our international CEO and board of directors, the ideal candidate will bring leadership and guidance to all aspects of development and organizational growth, with a preference for candidates with experience in diplomatically and effectively navigating the broader international development and/or malaria landscape. The candidate will also be capable of independently designing, implementing, and overseeing annual and multiyear fundraising efforts that meet or exceed strategic plan goals.
The Executive Director will be a key member of our Executive Leadership Team, regularly interfacing with internal and external stakeholders, helping the organization grow and increase impact while maintaining program excellence.
About the Organization
About Pilgrim Africa
Pilgrim Africa is a Christian nonprofit with offices in Uganda and Seattle, WA, USA. Founded in 2001 as an indigenous response to the plight of refugees in Northern Uganda, Pilgrim Africa has remained a uniquely Ugandan-led and trusted organization, with strong community engagement. Since inception, it has successfully grown into an internationally sought-after development organization, implementing programs in public health/malaria, education, and most recently, conservation. Our work involves activities at both the national, regional, and local levels, making us a proven partner in driving impact along the data-to-policy pipeline.
Pilgrim Africa is supported by a committed base of individual donors (for all programs), and in recent years, an increasing number of multiyear malaria grant partnerships, including with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID/CDC, American Institutes of Research and UKAID’s Department for International Development, among others.
As the organization prepares for the next decade of growth, we are strategically positioning ourselves to nurture and increase work under our existing partnerships as well as broaden our overall donor base with the aim of launching new, high-impact initiatives in malaria. To this end, we are seeking a growth-oriented, strategic leader who can support the overall donor development and strategic impact of the organization.