Moving The Goalposts Fundraising Officer Job in Kenya

Moving The Goalposts is a unique, community-based organization that, since 2002, uses football to empower over nine thousand girls in the rural and urban areas of Coast region.

Through playing football, MTG girls discover their confidence and value themselves as strong, capable young women. MTG leagues are youth-led and managed and include girl advocates that promote health sexual choices, financial independence and female leadership.

More than nine thousand girls aged 9-25 years participate in MTG’s tournaments and ongoing leagues. Girls are encouraged to take up more leadership roles in their Community.

In order for MTG to achieve its objectives, the organisation therefore wishes to fill the position here below:

Post Title: Fundraising Officer

Reporting to: Executive Director.

Job purpose: Under the guidance and direction of the Executive Director, to spearhead the fundraising function for Moving The Goalposts (MTG). MTG has been implementing a resource mobilization strategy since 2014.

The holder of this position will be charged with supporting programmes for further effectiveness in fundraising to ensure effectiveness and sustainability.

The post holder will work with the ED and senior management team to improve the fundraising strategy for the organisation, deliver this strategy and raise both restricted and unrestricted funding for the organisation, which will involve: developing partnerships with national and international corporate organisations, government ministries, international and national NGOs and organisations and support the organisation to develop their income generation strategy.

Writing applications to trusts and companies, co-organising and co-ordinating a fundraising events and high profile visits to MTG programmes will also be a key requirement.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction and guidance of the Executive Director, review the existing fundraising strategy and processes and create and deliver an implementation plan
  • In agreement with the Executive Director, agree SMART fundraising targets in consultation with the Management Board
  • Create and activate a calendar of events geared towards fundraising and donor stewardship
  • Create a sustainable and diverse fundraising portfolio with funding streams based on the pillars of MTG fundraising such as Donor Grants and Corporate/Government Organisations
  • Drafting funding proposals in collaboration with the Programme Manager who will supervise the grant application process at programme level
  • Managing the grant application process and ensuring that reporting is tracked and meets donors’ expectations
  • Developing partnerships with corporate organisations, national organisations and other stakeholders.
  • Attending relevant fundraising forums and groups
  • Preparing annual income and expenditure fundraising budgets
  • Reporting to the MTG Management Board on a quarterly basis of progress to-date of specific fundraising activities and income targets
  • Carry out prospect research and develop a comprehensive fundraising database that captures all relevant information as well as handling all administrative aspects of fundraising.
  • Principal Monitor, evaluate and report on the effectiveness of individual fundraising initiatives and campaigns

Skills and Experience:


  • At least three years’ experience of fundraising within a charity or voluntary sector organisation
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to manage own workload effectively; highly organised and methodical
  • Excellent standard of written English and ability to write compelling fundraising applications
  • Proven experience of securing income from a variety of fundraising streams
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills; confident and personable with the ability to manage and build strong relationships with key individual donors and organisations
  • Holder of a degree from a reputable university
  • Able to take an innovative and creative approach to work
  • A good knowledge of fundraising and awareness of current trends
  • High level of proficiency in the use of MS Office, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint


  • Understanding of Sport for Development
  • Knowledge of other languages
  • Experience of working in different sectors.

Application letters accompanied by a detailed CV should reach MTG by close of business on 25th May 2018 addressed to the Finance & Admin. Manager or send an e – mail to

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Kilifi, Kenya

Kilifi County

NGO and UN, Communications and Media, Sports and Fitness
Updated: May 10, 2018 — 6:39 am