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ActionAid International Partnership Development Coordinator Job Vacancy

ActionAid International is active in over 47 countries in Africa, Asia, America and Europe regions in partnership with other organisations.

ActionAid International Kenya has been working in Kenya since 1972 to facilitate processes that eradicate poverty and ensure social justice through anti-poverty projects, local institutional capability building and public policy influencing.

ActionAid International Kenya works in 20 districts of Kenya and links key international, national and local institutions in favour of poor people.

ActionAid seeks to recruit a dynamic person to fill the following position:

International Partnership Development Coordinator

This is a challenging senior position based in Nairobi and reporting to the Country Director.

The overall responsibility of this position is to enhance the official funding pool for ActionAid International Kenya in order to ensure a healthy mix in AAIK funding portfolio, create a stable funding base for AAIK programmes while ensuring improved practice and accountability to donors and Civil Society Organizations.

Key responsibilities will include the following:
  • Developing and managing resource mobilization strategies
  • Facilitating the development of concepts, proposals and tenders to tap into official funding opportunities both locally and at the international level
  • Developing mechanisms of involving donors and would be donors in our program work as well as immersions
  • Ensuring efficient tracking of donor funded projects and the timely submission of quality reports
  • Developing innovative and interactive ways of communicating AAIK’s work to donors and the wider public – including profiling ActionAid
  • Providing support to the National Board on resource mobilization
  • Identifying external resource mobilization opportunities for the country program; and
  • Identifying and developing policy influencing opportunities with funding partners to further AAIK’s strategic objectives in broader spheres.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience

This position requires:
  • Advanced degree in development or other social sciences
  • A minimum of five years’ post qualification experience in resource mobilization including proposal development and managing donor relations
  • Strong analytical, writing and communication skills
  • Excellent negotiation and networking skills
  • A team player with high integrity, excellent conceptual, interpersonal and advisory skills
  • Good intercultural orientation (ability to relate and work with people of diverse backgrounds); and
  • A self-motivated individual with a “can do’’ approach, with the ability to spend sufficient time working in the field and have the ability to liaise with local, regional and international institutions including ActionAid International.
The successful candidate will enjoy flexibility and organizational space while joining an experienced and dynamic staff working alongside poor people.

For additional information interested candidates should access the application pack from (vacancies section).

The application pack contains the vacancy announcement, Job Description and an Application form.

Only electronically completed application forms will be accepted and should be mailed to

The closing date for receipt of application forms is February 11, 2011.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ActionAid is an equal opportunities employer.

Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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