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Resource Mobilization Officer

Industry: NGO

Location: Nairobi

Salary Range: $500 - $600

Our Client, an international, non-sectarian organization which promotes an innovative value-based approach to peace building is seeking to recruit a Resource Mobilization Officer. 

The candidate will be a key figure in the organization and will work closely with all the departments to ensure that he/ she is an accurate voice of the organization when liaising with funding agencies.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a resource mobilization strategy for all organization programs based on strategic assessments of budgets.
  • Identify potential donors for organization programs and activities, 
  • Develop a donor database, 
  • Respond to calls for proposals and undertake follow-up of potential funding opportunities.
  • Manage and build new partnerships with public and private sector institutions to ensure funding for new programs and activities and foster support for the organization.
  • Explore and develop strategies for long-term sustainability of the organization
  • Develop business plans in collaboration with the finance department to initiate income generating activities.
  • Any other duties as may arise from time to time and as may be assigned to the Employee.

Professional Skills and Competencies 

  • Diploma/ Degree in English, Communications, Business Management, Marketing or related field desired. 
  • 2-3 years of related experience, 1 year of which has been spent in grant/resource mobilization, funding or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the skills knowledge and ability necessary to perform the tasks. 
  • Experience in an NGO preferred. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work within a multicultural environment.
  • Team building capability.
  • Excellent communication skills
To apply, send your CV and a one page cover letter, explaining how your skills and experience apply to this role to

Vacancy:Partnership Facilitator

Location: Vihiga

Company description: A US based NGO.

Job Description:The Partnership Facilitator will facilitate all Kenyan partner projects by supporting local community groups to design, implement and monitor community or group projects. 

The Partnership Facilitator will lead regular meetings with each group where they will guide them through the  planning process and provide leadership support.

The Facilitator will also engage with these community groups so they can implement their own development projects, and provide advice, creative problem-solving ideas and on-going support throughout the implementation process. 

The Partnership Facilitator will also work with the Training Coordinator and external experts to build the capacity of each group to ensure the sustainability of  impact.

Essential Job Functions:

Project facilitation (80%)

  • Support local community groups to develop proposals for submission for review
  • Facilitate implementation of selected projects  through regular check-in meetings with local community groups to assess project progress and help the community deal with challenges
  • Management and delivery of  project contributions to ensure project success
  • Provide regular reports to  office on project and partnership indicators to ensure targets are being met
  • Other duties as assigned.

Capacity building (20%)
  • Conduct regular capacity assessments for selected groups and create  Capacity Development Training Plans for each group
  • Organise in-house trainings for groups, based on Capacity Development Training Plans – in collaboration  with the Education and Training Coordinator.
  • Identify and contract external trainers where necessary 
Skills Specifications
  • Exemplary project management and leadership skills
  • Capacity to motivate, inspire and train local community groups
  • Self-motivated and able to work without direct supervision – a “can-do” attitude
  • Strong analytical skills and a flexible and creative approach to problem solving
  • Strong interpersonal and effective communication skills both orally and in writing
  • Competence with MS Office applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Access – database experience an advantage
  • A passion for sustainable community development and empowerment
  • Ability to operate effectively and meet targets in a fast-paced environment,  and thrive as part of a dynamic and evolving team

Qualifications and Experience:

  • University degree in any field, but particularly Engineering, Economics, Public Health or Community Development
  • Minimum 1 year experience working with local community groups and implementing development projects in rural areas
  • Previous experience in organizational development and/or capacity building (desirable)
  • Qualification in project management (desirable)

To Apply: eMail your CV to with the subject line Partnership Facilitator 

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