Fairtrade Africa Fundraising Officer Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Fairtrade Africa

Re-Advertised Vacancy: Fundraising Officer

Team: Advocacy & Partnerships

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Reporting Lines

Post holder reports to: Head of Advocacy & Partnerships

Staff Reporting to this Position: None

Salary Range: Kshs 105,060 to 166,345

Main Purpose of Job: Ensure sustainability of FTA programmes by effective resource mobilisation for achievement of Fairtrade Africa’s vision and strategy

Key Performance Areas

Develop and Implement Resource Mobilization Strategy

  • Develop strategies and tools for grant fund-raising
  • Identify, develop and implement funding strategies
  • Manage the implementation of coherent strategies to develop the potential for income through donors
  • Engage and support FTA regional and product networks, stakeholders and other affiliates in developing fundraising strategies
  • Establish clear Programme development and Resource Mobilization activities

Resource Mobilization and Networks Management

  • Develop Programmes and Resource Mobilization activities
  • Contribute to concept and project development across the system
  • Conduct donor mapping for all regions and develop a continental funding Plan
  • Establish a donor engagement tracking platform and a donor knowledge management system(s) for FTA
  • Support the Head of Advocacy and Partnerships to identify strategic partners, and platforms, conferences and meetings relevant for creating visibility of FTA work including showcasing FTA models and Impact stories.
  • Engage with NFOs on designing and developing Offer to Business proposals and initiatives
  • Establish key networks and trust among present and potential donors
  • Ensure active networking in order to give the organisation visibility and donor/funders trust and respect
  • Establish, update and maintain donor/funders database of contacts and preferences
  • Study donor patterns and national preferences and ensure FTA optimises on emerging opportunities
  • Network with NFOs and other partners for mutual benefits on common donors/funders strategies.

Donor Proposals and Presentation

  • Prepare effective and competitive donor proposals
  • Be both reactive and proactive in preparing and making fund raising presentations to potential funders
  • Guide and support Heads of Departments and Heads of Regions in source mobilisation strategies

Regional Resource Mobilization Strategies

  • Engage regional teams on ongoing needs assessments and compile reports relating to the producer needs
  • Engage all Heads of Regions and their Member & Partnerships Managers in developing region specific fund raising strategies
  • Provide templates for developing FTA Project concepts and proposal templates
  • Work with the Finance Manager to develop Budget Templates for FTA Proposals
  • Provide coaching and mentoring on proposal development to regional offices
  • Establish key costing benchmarks for regions and the secretariat

Support to Head of Advocacy and Partnerships

  • Prepare presentations for Head of Advocacy and Partnerships the on donor related issues
  • Organise meetings with donor/funders for the Head of Advocacy and Partnerships
  • Advise the Head of Advocacy and Partnerships on Donor trends and how best FTA can align themselves
  • Provide quarterly reports to the Head od Advocacy & Partnerships on progress on fundraising plans

Skills, Knowledge & other Job Requirements

Minimum Academic Requirement

  • Degree in Political Sciences, International Development, Social Sciences, or anthropology.

Other Specialist Training or Certifications

  • Fund Raising Specialist Training

Relevant Experience

  • Experience in participatory proposal development processes
  • Experience in training and working with communities
  • A record of successful fundraising results
  • At least 3 years’ experience in social development in a similar environment

Knowledge of Systems and Procedures

  • Donor knowledge
  • Proposal writing
  • Budgeting principles
  • Experience in strategically planning and leading a successful fundraising campaign

Communication demands and Competencies

  • Superior writing and presentation skills
  • Excellent relationship management skills

Application (Deadline Saturday 3rd February , 2018)

An application form (CVs will not be accepted) can be found on the jobs and volunteering page of our website http://www.fairtradeafrica.net/about-us/jobs-and-volunteering/

If you have any queries, please e-mail recruitments@fairtradeafrica.net or call +254 202721930 and ask to speak to a member of the HR team.

Qualified applicants will be subjected to background checks as a pre-condition of employment.

Completed applications should be saved in the applicant’s name and the position (Fundraising Officer), and be e-mailed to recruitments@fairtradeafrica.net.

All applicants should state how they meet essential requirements of the post and include their email address, telephone contacts and three referees with contact details on the application form.


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Updated: January 31, 2018 — 9:42 am