Wanted: Financial sustainability consultant

Evening trading in KateteWhile we progress the ColaLife trial (COTZ) here in Zambia we are also working on a voluntary basis supporting our trustees to run the ColaLife Charity back in the UK.

As part of this work, we are looking for a consultant to help us develop a financial sustainability plan for ColaLife ‘the organisation’. We are seeking an experienced fund-raiser/social business developer to look at Business Modelling for ColaLife and its core future development.

The task is to research and produce a viable income generation plan – including cash flow. This would build on learning from the COTZ trial but not be part of it; rather, it will inform future options for the charity’s core costs. So, the work will not involve fund-raising for specific in-country trials, or scale-up/roll-out of the current trial (ie ‘project funding’).

We expect the task to cover some research into the viability of a ‘cross-subsidy’ product, based on the AidPod (eg merchandising, licensing*, sponsorship) as well as the usual income streams a small charity/social enterprise might expect to apply for or develop – eg a mix of donations, fund-raising, events, sponsorship, small grants, organisational development grants etc.

The successful consultant will be able to work with one of our UK-based Trustees as well as liaising with Jane and me in Zambia.

The full brief of the assignment can be downloaded here: ColaLife SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT Brief (PDF, 134 KB)

If you’d like to be considered for this work please send an expression of interest including your CV to act@colalife.org by 5pm GMT on 14 May 2012.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted on 18 May and asked to provide a fully-costed proposal for this work to the same email address by 5pm  28 May 2012.

 

* We have a UK Patent Pending on the AidPod in anticipation that there may be interest in the commercial use of the AidPod which might cross-subsidise social uses.

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