Jitegemee Part-Time Consultant / Grant-Writer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Organization: Jitegemee Children’s Centre
Position: Part-Time Consultant / Grant-Writer
Location: Nairobi, with occasional trips to Machakos
Hours: Flexible and negotiable
Reports to: Mike Kimeu, Program Director of Jitegemee Children’s Centre
Liaises with: Stafff of three teachers and American volunteers
Effective date: November 1, 2012


Jitegemee is a grassroots nonprofit organization serving street children in Machakos, Kenya. 

We are currently constructing a new educational center, library and computer lab which will expand our services and the population we serve.

Purpose of the position:

To help build administrative capacity in Kenya and assist our director on a number of fronts, including grant-writing, professional development and public relations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with our director to develop a fundraising strategy inside Kenya, including assisting in identifying new donor opportunities of strategic interest
  • Working closely with our director to write grants and to help develop a fundraising portfolio of public and private donors
  • Work closely with our director to procure in-kind donations, such as cement and mabati
  • Work closely with our director to coordinate publicity, public relations materials and event planning associated with the unveiling of the new building
  • Assisting the director to establish and manage an efficient system for keeping track of grant proposals, deadlines, submissions and required reports to donors.
  • Assisting the director to develop and strengthen local governance, including recruiting trustees
  • Work with director to help train staff on aspects of fundraising and involve them in the grant-writing process.
Competencies, Skills and Attributes:
  • Strong communication, strategic and leadership skills;
  • High ethical standards
  • Desire to give destitute youth a chance at education and opportunity
  • Respect for the poor
  • Ability to work as a team with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Good writing skills and superior attention to detail
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft word and Excel
  • A high degree of self-motivation, personal initiative and resourcefulness
  • Zero tolerance for corruption
  • Ability to reach fundraising targets and motivate others
  • Willingness to travel occasionally to Machakos
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • 5 years professional experience including 2 years in fundraising and grant-writing
  • Knowledge of street children a plus.
  • Proficiency in English, Swahili needed. Kikamba an added plus

Compensation will be commensurate with the normal practice of  grassroots organizations and with the candidate’s experience. 

We hope to bring on board a candidate that believes in our mission, and who is ready to grow along with our existing team.

To Apply

Email a cover letter, a resume, and two writing samples to:  Farah Stockman at farah@jitegemee.org by Friday, October 26th.

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