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Program Officer Job in Kenya

Program Officer, Partnerships and Resource Mobilization

Water and Livelihoods Network (WALINET) is a National Civil Society Organization dealing with Water, Integrated Natural Resources Management, Livelihoods and Devolution.

The Organization’s core focus is to advocate for better water services delivery to citizens, promote sustainable water resources management, promote opportunities for Kenyans to utilize water resources for prosperity, and facilitate citizen participation in governance and economic development.

The position’s goal is to support the organization in enhancing its visibility and secure resources from a diversified donor base that enables it to deliver on its mission, sustain robust core operations and be nimble.

The Program Officer will serve as the primary liaison between WALINET and partners and donors among the local, bi-lateral, multi-lateral and private sector community.

He/She will provide direction and strategic support to the resource mobilization and fundraising activities of the organization.

As such, the position holder will maintain a clear understanding of WALINET’s programs and its general strategic direction.

The Program Officer will translate partnership opportunities into both funds and leverage, in furtherance of program and resource targets.

Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Mobilize resources from local, bilateral and multilateral donors, philanthropic foundations and other sources;
  • Internal liaison to the Executive Director and Program Officers in donor cultivation and follow up;
  • Provide support to WALINET in prospecting and concept note development;
  • Lead all donor contact, prospecting and follow up – including bilateral missions, multilateral donors and private sector donor cultivation, in conjunction with the Executive Director;
  • Represent the organization in strategic meetings and steer strategic partnerships

Key Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience required:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in development sciences including Sociology, Development Studies, Anthropology, Economics or a related field;
  • Experience in development with demonstrable success in resource mobilization for growing organizations;
  • Sound understanding of the donor financing landscape and processes with the ability to build strategic donor relations;
  • Knowledge of the water sector is an added advantage
  • Fluency in English;

To be considered, your application must be received by 7th April, 2014 addressed to:

The Executive Director
Water and Livelihoods Network
Nairobi, Kenya

For any queries regarding the position, use the contact form available at  

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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