Private Sector Fundraising Consultant at Abt Global | HETA – March 2024

March 14, 2024
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

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Abt Associates is the lead integrator for HETA, catalyzing partnerships, funding, and expertise to help health systems make the transition to renewable energy, expand digital inclusion, and enable healthier, more resilient communities.


An estimated 100,000 health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa lack reliable access to the electricity and digital connectivity they need to equitably serve their communities. Without these services, facilities can’t keep the lights on for nighttime births or emergency surgeries, run equipment that keeps vaccines viable, or modernize their communication and records management systems. This creates gaps in service delivery, limits access to health services, and diminishes health systems’ resilience to climate change and other threats. 

The Health Electrification and Telecommunications Alliance (HETA) is a USAID Global Development Alliance and Power Africa’s flagship initiative to address these challenges. Our goal is to support 10,000 facilities with new or improved access to reliable electricity and digital connectivity—powered by renewables. HETA’s work is driven by a vision of resilience that sees energy access as essential infrastructure for strong health systems and healthy communities across sub-Saharan Africa. 


The HETA team seeks a fundraising consultant to support the partnerships staff in their work to identify additional sources of private sector leverage funding and successfully pitch individual companies to increase financial contributions to HETA’s project work. 


Period of Performance: six months 

Estimated Level of Effort: not to exceed 90 days  

Primary Scope 

Conduct private sector market research and landscaping of companies that support sustainable energy and/or access to health care and/or digital connectivity efforts. 

Develop a target pipeline of high-potential funders from the private sector. 

Lead the capture process of pitching directly to potential funders, in collaboration with the HETA team. 

Liaise with Abt’s private capital/innovative. 

finance team to explore other potential mechanisms of support from the private sector in addition to CSR or other traditional philanthropic avenues. 

Anticipated Deliverables/Results 

Landscape assessment report with profiles of companies and/or foundations that are supporting areas of work relevant to HETA priorities. 

Monthly outreach plan with detailed tactics for reaching target companies/foundations. 

20+ customized pitch presentations to prospective funders 

$1 million+ committed funding from new corporate and/or foundation partners 

Qualifications – Required 

At least 10 years of relevant experience 

Proven success with direct fundraising from private sector sources 

Demonstrated ability to customize pitch presentations to fit the tailored interests of target funders. 

Comfort with working independently. 

Qualifications – Preferred 

Experience with or network of contacts in the following industries:  


health care 


Experience with innovative financing 

Experience with USAID-funded projects 

Experience working in sub-Saharan Africa in the energy, telecommunications and/or health sectors. 

Apply Before 03/27/2024, 10:22 PM