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NGO Jobs in Kenya – APHRC

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non governmental organization that carries out high quality, policy relevant research on population, health and education issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. 

The Center seeks to fill the position of Development Manager.
The Role: The Development Manager will be responsible for spearheading the Center’s fundraising efforts, including business capture through rigorous donor research, oversight and coordination of proposals development, developing funder information systems and managing funder relations. 

Specific duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Review and implementation of the development and fundraising strategy of the Center with particular emphasis on unrestricted support, rolling out a capital campaign and domestic (within Africa) fundraising;
  • Identification and cultivation of diverse range of funders including foundations, governments and individuals. This will include prospect research, development of new relations and maintenance of existing ones;
  • Support processes of identifying partners for joint bids and provide the necessary due diligence. For partners funded through Center grants, the position will ensure that robust contracts are developed and continuous monitoring is done to ensure that partners meet their deliverables;
  • Provide oversight on grants management and other development activities ensuring that timely and quality reports are sent to funders as per grant requirements. The Development Manager will provide leadership and direction to the unit staff who include an M & E Officer and Development Officer;
  • Collaboratively work with program leaders to ensure funders’ requirements are met in program implementation;
  • Offer support to program staff in managing and developing competitive proposals in response to funding opportunities, especially with respect to documentations and meeting the requirements of the call;
  • Grow APHRC’s fundraising footprint across the region and in doing so strengthen the corporate brand;
  • Work with the Program Leaders and the Policy Engagement and Communications division to ensure that funders are appraised on Center’s progress in the various programs.
Education Qualifications
  • A Masters degree in a relevant field.
Experience, Knowledge and Qualifications
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant progressive experience in international development with demonstrated senior management experience in fundraising and grants management;
  • Thorough understanding of all components of a diversified funding base;
  • Experience in implementing donor programs is desirable;
  • Solid understanding of the proposal development process and project management systems;
  • Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate and manage new funders.
Skills and Abilities
  • Strong relationship management skills developed through prior experience;
  • Strong interpersonal, communication (written and oral) and facilitation skills;
  • Editorial skills and experience;
  • Proven ability to motivate and coordinate multiple stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a highly dynamic environment.
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply through our recruitment portal by April 19, 2016. 

The Center seeks to fill the position of Procurement and Administration Officer.

  • Overseeing day-to-day office administrative services
  • Organizing transport and accommodation for new staff
  • Ensuring all office services are provided effectively and efficiently including stationary and office drinking water
  • Planning and coordinating procurement of goods and services
  • Reviewing and processing payments to suppliers
  • Overseeing effective administration of petty cash
  • Overseeing effective delivery of catering services by the office restaurant
  • Planning and coordinating disposal of obsolete office assets
  • Coordinating air travel, taxi and office transport
  • Recommend and implement changes to administrative processes and policies
  • Supervision of the Receptionist and drivers.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area
  • At least 3 years post qualification experience in administration and procurement
  • Professional certification in procurement/purchasing and supply is an added advantage
  • Basic accounting knowledge is essential
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communications skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills including the ability to accurately keep track of administrative issues.
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply through our recruitment portal by April 15, 2016. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Cover letters should be addressed to:

The Human Resources Officer
African Population and Health Research Center, Inc
APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru
P. O. Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi


APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of children

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