Development Manager Job in Kenya

Development Manager

About the Opportunity

This position plays a critical role in the growth and sustainability by cultivating relationships with key stakeholders to support our mission and goals. This role typically involves working closely with other members of the organization, as well as external stakeholders such as potential partners, donors, and other organizations in the community.


Grant Writing & Reporting

Identify, research, and fully analyze funding opportunities from corporates, bi/multi-laterals and foundations 

Lead writer on concept notes, letters of interest, and grant proposals 

Lead writer on grant reports, coordinating budgets, evaluation data and program details

Develop and lead a portfolio of foundation contacts

Maintain real-time proposal and reporting calendars, and an accurate database of past, current, and prospective funders

Fundraising Strategy

Help develop and refine a multi-year, multi-stream funding strategy

Prepare quarterly fundraising reports for the Board Fundraising Committee and Board of Directors

Analysis of Inkomoko’s donor trends and trends of other similar organizations to refine strategy to meet changing landscape

Work closely with the leadership team to fundraise for appropriate projects, receive up-to-date evaluation data for donor reporting and communications, understand financial projections and budget needs

Donor Management & Communications

Donor relations management, including drafting communications with individual donors and implementing appropriate follow-up

Research new individual donors; schedule meetings and site visits and pitch materials

Support to Board of Directors on their individual donor appeals and follow up

Support the development of and help implement an annual external relations communications strategy for donors and funder prospects

Draft donor pitch decks and other presentations

Oversee the timely production of Inkomoko’s newsletters, annual report and other collateral materials, including ensuring company websites are up-to-date

Research and secure high level speaking opportunities for Inkomoko staff

Ensure social media content is relevant for donor communications and external relations

Admin & Compliance

Lead the maintenance of a fully operating donor database to meet CEO and Board needs

Support the annual audit and other financial tracking and reporting of philanthropic funds

Maintain annual representation in third-party fundraising sites (Benevity, Global Giving, etc.).

Minimum Qualifications

For this role, the successful candidate will have these qualities in spades. Additional qualification and skills must include:

Excellent communicator in spoken and written English, additional languages preferred

5+ yrs experience donor management and fundraising

Experience in grant writing and reporting, and developing fundraising strategies

Strong project management and budgeting skills

Experience planning and leading strategic initiatives

Proven success in project coordination

Experience with data analysis

Demonstrated experience and results in nonprofit fundraising

Strong computer skills in MS-Office and G-Suite.

What You’ll Get

This role is inside a high-growth, mission-driven social enterprise. By joining, you’ll access:

Competitive salary, and potential KPI-based bonus

Incredible company culture, including deep investment in your learning and growth

Diverse colleagues and policies that show our commitment to equity and inclusion 

Talented, passionate, and committed team colleagues across the region

Ability to make a significant social impact to your community

Generous health insurance, staff savings, parental leave, sabbatical, and more benefits.

How To Apply

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Closing Date : 31st October 2023