Charitable Organization Grant Writer and Fundraising Coordinator Job in Siaya County, Kenya

Position: Grant Writer and Fundraising Coordinator

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Our client is a charitable organization operating in rural parts of Siaya County.

The organization began as a grass-root CBO in 2003 to assist orphaned children and youth with a focus on community empowerment and development.

They are currently seeking to recruit a talented, progressive and team-oriented individual to fill the position of Grant Writer and Fundraising Coordinator.

Only those who can demonstrate all required competencies will be considered.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

1. Purpose of the Position: This post will require the incumbent to dramatically grow the organization’s income over the next three to five years, finding and keeping profitable donors for organizational sustainability and scale-up of its charitable activities.

The Grant Writer will mobilize resources from a host of sources including but not limited to domestic and international donors, local corporations and governments.

This staff member will collaborate creatively with staff and beneficiaries to help conceptualize and establish new fundable projects, as well as source funding to perpetuate those projects that are on-going.

2. Major Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager and the overall guidance of the Executive Director and the organization’s Board, the main responsibilities and tasks of the holder of this position will be:

RI. Streamline organizational processes to increase donor sources

  • Write concept notes, project notes and/or funding proposals to potential donors and ensure their timely submission.
  • Identify and respond to all relevant “call for proposals” in a timely manner.
  • Develop a resource file of funding proposal templates from major donors, as well as create the organization’s templates to leverage when new potential grants arise.
  • Create and manage a donor database with all contact information and records of previous engagements.
  • Investigate all possible means of receiving funds from various sources including but not limited to: online donations, cash/cheque donations (received in local and in foreign currency), credit card-generated donations, M-pesa, etc

R2. Coordination of the organisation’s fundraising program

  • Develop, in consultation with the staff, Program Manager and Executive Director new ideas for fundraising activities to generate revenue for the organization.
  • Provide administrative and logistical support for implementation of the organisation’s fundraising strategy, including annual fundraising calendars, to guide the organization’s pursuit of donor funding in support of identified projects, in line with the organization’s vision, mission and strategic plan.
  • Full event management of fundraisers, including event budgeting, venue coordination, guest invitation and registration processes, speaker and VIP support, on-site troubleshooting and event follow-up.
  • Create and manage a network of local and international fundraising volunteers.
  • Boost the profile of the organisation and ease-of-access for potential funders by regularly updating and enhancing the organisation’s Website and Facebook.
  • Improve and update organisation’s communication materials.

R3. Networking and donor relationship-building

  • Improve and update organisation’s communication materials.
  • Recommend potential donors abroad (namely from Europe and the United States) with the goal of drawing funds from foreign sources into the organisation.
  • Assisting the Management Team and Executive Director in management of correspondence and organizational contact with donors and potential donors.
  • Actively participating in relevant meetings, conferences and other functions.
  • Making connections with donors through various channels including social media, coordination of site visits, use of local Kenyan and international media.
  • Identifying opportunities for the organization staff to participate in projects and activities with other stakeholders to strengthen the organization’s network in the Kenyan development community.
  • Keeping abreast of international donor trends and opportunities and acting as advisor on the same.

How to Apply

  • cover letter stating the position for which you are applying, along with current remuneration or last remuneration if currently not employed
  • three paragraph motivation statement and why you feel you meet the requirements
  • three references and
  • C.V.

Important: All four (4) above mentioned steps must be followed.

Applications not following all steps will automatically be disqualified.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

All applicants should bring a personal commitment to community development

Interested candidates are requested to email the following to

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Updated: January 31, 2017 — 3:32 am