Hilde Back Education Fund Outreach and Fundraising Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya

The Hilde Back Education Fund, a Kenyan‐based charitable trust focusing on the education of bright children from poor families seeks a qualified person to fill the position of outreach and fundraising coordinator.

Exact title of post: Outreach and Fundraising Coordinator

Location of post: Nairobi, Kenya
Deadline for Application: 07 September 2012
Duration of contract: One year (with possibility of extension ‐based on performance)

Note: This is a new post in a new team tasked with growing HBEF’s income over the next five years. 
Finding and keeping profitable donors is crucial for growth; ultimately HBEF’s fundraising success will depend on the quantity and quality of supporters that the post holder delivers.
Responsibilities of the position of Fundraising Coordinator
Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director of the Hilde Back Education Fund (HBEF) and the overall guidance of the HBEF Board, the main responsibilities and tasks of the holder of this position will be to:

  • Coordinate all fundraising efforts of HBEF and ensure that the organization’s funds dramatically increase in order to ensure sustenance of HBEF programmes.
  • Dramatically increase HBEF’s income, by rapidly growing the number and value of HBEF donors.
  • Build profitable and mutually rewarding relationships with donors and potential donors. That will include a broad range of donors from a few multi‐million dollar corporate donors to tens of thousands of middle class supporters.
  • Head and supervise the outreach and fundraising secretariat that has been established within HBEF with a view to creating a dynamic and vibrant fundraising network capable of bringing increased funding for the organization.
  • Organize a special event in October 2012 to mark the birthday of the HBEF patron and use the event as a way of raising HBEF’s profile and fundraising.
  • Create and manage a network of local and international fundraising volunteers.
  • Advise the HBEF Board and staff on all matters pertaining to fundraising.
  • Conduct research on all funding sources that are relevant for the work of HBEF and develop a strategy to approach all such funding sources.
  • Ensure the activities are conducted in compliance with relevant standards and guidelines developed and amended from time to time by the HBEF Board.
  • Perform other relevant duties, as required by the Executive Director and the HBEF Board.

Required Competencies and skills

  • Solid and in‐depth knowledge of, and exposure to, a range of issues related to fundraising, especially for charitable trusts.
  • Excellent analytical and communication (spoken, written and presentational) skills, including the ability to persuade donors to support HBEF programmes, produce a variety of written reports in a clear, concise style, to deliver presentations to external audiences, and to build and maintain effective partnerships capable of increasing HBEF’s funding base.
  • Ability to establish priorities and to plan work assignments, juggle competing demands and supervisory tasks, and work under pressure of frequent and tight deadlines.
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi‐cultural, multi‐ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Experience in managing a team is an advantage.

Qualifications required

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent). A long period of experience with direct fundraising work may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Work Experience: A minimum of 5 years of relevant progressively responsible professional experience in charitable trusts or NGOs or any organization or company, in a fundraising role.
  • Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English. An additional international language would be an asset.

As an organization, we offer competitive salary and benefits commensurate to the position. 
All applicants are requested to submit a detailed CV together with copies of certificates, a writing sample and full contact details (email and phone numbers) of at least three references. 
The current and expected remunerations should be indicated.
Applications should be received not later than Friday 7th September, 2012. 
They should be forwarded to the following address:
The Director
Hilde Back Education Fund
Email: info@Hildebackeducationfund.com


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