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Fundraising Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Plan is an international humanitarian child centered community development organization, without religious, political or government affiliation.

Plan is committed to protecting and promoting child rights and to improving the lives and futures of poor children, their families and communities through a childcentered community development approach.

Plan is seeking to recruit a Fund-raising Manager.

The successful candidate will be required to increase and manage grant-funding from varied sources (institutional, corporate, etc.) to deliver programs in the Country Strategic Plan. The incumbent will be a member of the Country Management Team.

The job holder will report to the Country Director. S/he directly supervises two grants coordinators and will work closely with the program teams at the country office and in the field offices. S/he will also work with grants and program departments of the regional office and National Offices of Plan.

Key responsibilities

  • Development of quality proposals, targeted at both in-country donors and corporates as well as external donors for achievement of a diversified grants income as per the targets agreed in the Country Strategy Program;
  • Diversification of grants income as per targets agreed in the Country Strategic Program;
  • Provide effective management of relationships with donors and National Offices;
  • Provide effective management of grants including grants systems as well as quality and timely reports;
  • Management and coordination of concept papers and proposal development and dissemination;
  • Support Program Coordinators in grants development and management related roles;
  • Complete the development of a local fund-raising strategy, action plan and implementation with regular review and revision;
  • Manage performance of the grants team
Communications and Working Relationships

The post holder will be required to initiate, develop and maintain a range of working relationships.

Effective working relationships are critical for this position, including with donors, implementing partners, National Offices, International Headquarters, Regional Offices, other Country Offices, and with Program Unit Managers, CMT members, and other staff as relevant.

Educational Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, or other related discipline
  • Proven experience in local fundraising, strategic planning and marketing
  • 3 years relevant experience in a large INGO or similar at a senior level
  • Demonstrated experience in the grants development and management
  • A good understanding of programmes.
  • A commitment to, and understanding of participatory approaches to development.
Key Skills
  • Excellent fundraising, proposal and report writing skills for different donor requirements – institutional, corporate and other donors.
  • Planning skills and ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent grant management skills, including ability to identify challenges and provide or work with teams to propose possible solutions
  • Knowledge of programming processes, systems and principles, and the ability to provide leadership and support staff working on grant-related programmes
  • Strong negotiation, facilitating and influencing skills
  • Networking and relationship development skills
  • Strong team building and motivational skills
  • Ability to interact and work effectively with others
  • Proficient in computer
Plan Kenya is a development organization uniting people to advance the rights of all children.

Accordingly, employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.

How to apply

Those interested should send their applications to

Please attach an updated curriculum vitae, current and expected remuneration and contacts of three professional references, including you current/latest line manager.

The subject of your application should only bear the title of the job exactly as it appears above followed by location for ease of sorting e.g. FUND-RAISING MANAGER, COUNTRY OFFICE.

Applicants should submit their applications on or before 27th April 2012.

For a full Job description and to read more about Plan you are invited to the link below:

We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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