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ActionAid International Kenya (AAIK) is a member of ActionAid Federation; ActionAid works in more than 40 countries all over the world, in the places where we can make the biggest impact. 

We tackle poverty and denial of human rights at the local level, and we challenge the causes behind them locally, nationally and globally. 

In Kenya AAIK works in solidarity with women and people living in poverty and exclusion; connecting their voices, sharing ideas, spreading inspiration, campaigning, advocating and formulating public policy to eradicate poverty and ensure social justice.  

We are present in at least 16 counties across Kenya and link key international, national and local institutions in favour of the right holders.

We therefore seek to recruit dynamic and innovative Head of Fundraising based in Nairobi.

Position: 
Head of Fundraising

Functional Unit: Fundraising

Reporting to: Country Director

Supervising: Sponsorship Coordinator, Fundraising Coordinator

Category: 8 

Duty Station: Centre

Key relationships: 
 
Internally: All staff
 
Externally: Donor Organizations, Partner Organizations, key government departments, networks and coalitions and other relevant spaces

Job Purpose
 
The head of fundraising shall be responsible for the design and implementation of fundraising strategies polices and activities aimed at generation of adequate resources for AAIK programmes. 

In addition, the HOF shall deepen relationships with donors and facilitate linkages between country program and international partnership development team to deliver on strategic objectives of resource generation, donor relations and contracts management and reporting. 

The holder of the position is a member of senior management team and is expected to ensure organizational efficiency and effectiveness through participation in decision making, advising on the partnership and fundraising, communication and implementation of agreed upon decisions.

Specific Responsibilities
 
Fundraising
  • Formulation and implementation of resource mobilization strategies, policies and procedures through contextualization of  the AAI Global Funding policies and strategies to Kenya’s context;
  • Exploration of existing and alternative funding options;
  • Diversification of programme funding to achieve a healthy mix of sponsorship and institutional donor funding;
  • Overseeing  sponsorship funding operations to ensure quality and   timely management of funding and sponsor communications;
  • Development and implementation of donor intelligence mechanisms;
  • Tracking of resource mobilization trends and incorporating feasible innovations into AAIK’s practices.
  • Formulation of fundable proposals in line with CSP programmes and in accordance with the AAIK fundraising policy and strategy;
  • Ensuring uniformity and consistency of funding proposals;
  • Building relationships with other INGOs for consortium fundraising
  • Maintaining a sponsorship funding base through the recruitment, retention and relationship management of sponsors and the children they support;
  • Maintenance of sponsorship targets, standards and communication as well as sharing of learning on sponsorship developments.
  • Ensuring steady funds inflow within the organization;
  • Coordinating all fundraising in AAIK as well as reporting on the use of resources to respective donors.
Partnership Relationship Management
  • Development and implementation of donor management information system and Knowledge management system;
  • Provision of timely and accurate information to donors/funders, sponsors and other stakeholders  as per existing agreements/MoUs or sponsorship protocol;
  • Organizing and coordinating donor visits to AAIK and sharing information with respective teams, partners and stakeholders on institutional donors of AAIK;
  • Negotiating  implementation of contracts and MOUs with donors;
  • Monitoring funds flow and utilization as well as coordinating the periodic interaction of donors with the country programme in terms of monitoring visits; and
  • Maintaining linkages and provision of feedback to networking partners and communities.
Staff Management, Development and Performance Measurement:
  • Ensuring efficient and effective management of staff within the Directorate taking into account staff skills and leave allowance; 
  • Participate in the development of resource mobilization skills for AAIK staff;
  • Undertake performance appraisal for staff in the Directorate and initiation of correction actions for identified gaps;
  • Undertaking training of staff within the Directorate; and
  • Development of organizational wide performance measurement and impact assessment indicators.
Qualifications
 
Appointment to the position will be made from persons who have:
  • Holds an MBA or Masters degree in social Sciences or their equivalent from a recognized University;
  • Have bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or its equivalent from a recognized University;
  • Have at least ten (10) years working experience in resource mobilization function in an INGO or a large organization of which at least five (5) years must have been at senior management position;
  • Have demonstrated in-depth understanding of programming issues and Policy work at organizational, national and international levels; and
  • Have practical experience in resource mobilization including proposal development, donor reporting and managing donor relations.
Key Competencies
  • Strong conceptual, analytical, documentation and presentation skills;
  • Strong understanding of programming functions;
  • Good interpersonal and ability to influence and negotiate at different levels;
  • High degree of integrity, dependability and confidentiality;
  • Ability to work independently and be self motivated; and
  • High level of IT proficiency in use of MS Word, Excel, Access, Power-point, SUN system and e-mail.
You must be willing to reside in the designated station.

The successful candidates will enjoy flexibility and organizational space while joining an experienced and dynamic staff working alongside women and people living in poverty and exclusion. 

Only electronically completed application forms (click here to download) will be accepted and should be mailed to hresources.kenya@actionaid.org. 

Kindly write “Head of Fundraising” on the subject line of your email. 

The closing date for receipt of application forms is August 22, 2011.

Kindly do not send a detailed CV at this stage as only the information in the application form will be used for initial selection. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ActionAid is an equal opportunities employer. 

Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Position: 
Project Officer – Governance of Basic Rights

Functional Unit: Programme & Policy

Reporting to: Technical Advisor- GBR

Supervising: None

Category: 

Duty Station: Centre

Key relationships:
Internally: P4C Coordinator, Programme Officer-SO, LRP Managers, Programme Accountants
Externally: Partner Organizations, key government departments, networks and coalitions and other relevant spaces

Main Purpose and Scope

To support effective delivery of programmes delivery of AAIK CSP Strategic Objectives aimed at building the capacity of communities living in poverty and exclusion to hold the State to account for delivery of basic rights to food, health, education and social protection through conceptualizing, designing, mobilizing resources, implementing and reporting on initiatives under the Strategic Objective.

Specific duties:
Provide programmatic support in Programmes, Policy & Campaigns interventions
  • Lead project implementation with partners within the objective
  • Link programmatic and policy initiatives across all levels (local, national, international)
  • Contribute to the organization of nationals regional and local event that contribute to movement and constituency building
  • Support the programmes and strategies to raise awareness on key issues amongst movements and networks
  • Work with the M&E Officers and LRP managers to monitor implementation of projects at LRP levels and with partners
  • Documenting best practises, key result areas and stories of change as required
  • Maintain a breadth of knowledge, including research, about current trends, emerging issues, policy intervention and innovations in the program areas of focus to enhance the effectiveness of programme strategy
  • Generate reports on programme implementation
Resource mobilisation
  • Participate in regular donor round table meetings aimed at influencing donor thinking on good governance in Kenya as well as showcasing the governance work of AAIK; 
  • Work with fundraising team to develop proposals in the assigned programme area that fit into the strategic objective and are coherent with overall programming
Contract management
  • Coordinate communication between partners and allies within the strategic objectives
  • Support partners in ensuring compliance with donor requirement
  • Collate periodic reports (monthly, quarter, semi-annually and annually) of projects and programmes as required by various donors, ensuring quality and timeliness.
Capacity building
  • Identify capacity gaps and organize capacity building and organize initiatives for  partners and staff on various programme and policy areas related to Governance of Basic Rights; 
  • Participate in designing, inspiring and building capacity of staff for fundraising proposals;
General
  • As part of the Programmes & Policy team participate in the implementation of the CSP and delivery of set objectives;
  • Ensure compliance with ALPS, GS, HRBA and work towards increased levels of transparency and Accountability.
  • Contribute to the programme and policy agenda of AAI by sharing knowledge and practice from the Affiliate
  • Build synergy (joining with others) to bring in changes to the lives of poor and excluded people
  • Ensure Women’s Rights and initiatives from other Strategic Objectives are integrated in all our work at all levels
Critical Competencies
Leadership skills; Analytical skills; team building skills; Project Management knowledge; Grants management; partnership management; coalition building; Monitoring Performance management; Documentation; information management and reporting; Networking; Negotiating; influencing; persuasiveness; planning and organizing; problem analysis; excellent oral and written communication; results orientation; self-development; team-player; pro-activeness; creativity; gender-sensitive; listening; judgement; coaching. Organisational learning and capacity development

Job Requirement (Knowledge/Skills Competencies)

Skills and experience:
  • First degree in development or other social sciences 
  • A minimum of three(3) years post-academic experience two (2) of which is in governance programme implementation;
  • Demonstrable experience working within partnerships, coalitions and networks;
  • Demonstrable experience in advocacy and campaigns on good governance;
  • Demonstrable experience in building capacity of partners and staff on public governance;
  • Strong understanding of public governance and its relation to pro-poor development
  • Understanding of different donor requirements and ways of working;
  • Ability to build and work with teams and provide leadership necessary for them to deliver on set objectives;
  • Good conceptual and analytical skills;
  • Good understanding of basic finance systems; and,
  • Good written and spoken English;
You must be willing to reside in the designated station.

The successful candidates will enjoy flexibility and organizational space while joining an experienced and dynamic staff working alongside women and people living in poverty and exclusion. 

Only electronically completed application forms (Click here to download) will be accepted and should be mailed to hresources.kenya@actionaid.org. Kindly write “Programme Officer-GBR” on the subject line of your email. 

The closing date for receipt of application forms is August 22, 2011.

Kindly do not send a detailed CV at this stage as only the information in the application form will be used for initial selection. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ActionAid is an equal opportunities employer. 

Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.


Position: 
Community Development Facilitator

Functional Unit: Programme

Reporting to: LRP Manager

Supervising: none

Category: 4       

Duty Station: designated LRP

Key relationships: 
 
Internally: Programme Officer, M &E Officer,
 
Externally: CBOs, community groups.

Main Purpose and Scope

Responsible for facilitating the Local Rights Programme (LRP) activities through community based organizations and other partners so that the LRP achieves its set objectives.

Responsibilities
  • To build strong Community Based Organizations to manage the implementation of their identified needs;
  • To facilitate grass root development by mobilising the community in the LRP;
  • To support the Programme Officer to ensure that all child sponsorship requirements are met as per the set guidelines;
  • Prepares community development reports for the Regional Office;
  • To follow up on grants given to communities for accounting; and
  • To facilitate use of participatory PRA tools in the LRP  including the PRRPs
General
  • As part of the Regional team participate in pursuing the implementation of the CSP
  • Prepare and share timely and accurate documentation of lessons learnt to promote best practise.
  • Work towards increased levels of transparency and Accountability.
Critical Competencies

Analytical skills, Project management knowledge, Grants management, Monitoring & evaluation, Capacity development, Performance management, Budgeting & budgetary control, Resource mobilization and monitoring, Documentation, information management and reporting, Networking  , Stakeholder management, Negotiating; influencing; persuasiveness; planning and organizing; problem analysis; oral communication; written communication; results orientation; self-development; team-player; pro-activeness; creativity; gender sensitive; group leadership; listening; judgement; coaching. Organisational learning and capacity development

Job Requirement (Knowledge/Skills Competencies)

Qualifications
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with a minimum of three (3) years’ relevant work experience
Skills required
  • Communication, report writing and analytical skills.
  • Rich experience preferably in programming and financial management
  • Good knowledge of Programme Management and Development.
  • Computer skills
This Position Profile will be updated at regular intervals to reflect changing work practices or priorities and especially following performance reviews.

You must be willing to reside in the designated station.

The successful candidates will enjoy flexibility and organizational space while joining an experienced and dynamic staff working alongside women and people living in poverty and exclusion. 

Only electronically completed application forms (click here to download) will be accepted and should be mailed to hresources.kenya@actionaid.org. 

Kindly write “Community development officer-Narok” on the subject line of your email. 

The closing date for receipt of application forms is August 22, 2011.

Kindly do not send a detailed CV at this stage as only the information in the application form will be used for initial selection. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ActionAid is an equal opportunities employer. 

Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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