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

Organization:

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:

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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