Grants & Foundations Manager Job in Kenya

 Job Title: Grants & Foundations Manager

Hiring Organization: Still I Rise
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Non Profit Organisation
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Date Posted: 03/12/2024

Role Description

As the Grants and Foundations Manager, you will be part of Still I Rise’s fundraising team. You will be responsible for managing the process of obtaining grants and funding from foundations, grants, philanthropic organizations, and other charitable entities.

Key responsibilities:

  • Funding Opportunities Research and Identification: Conduct in-depth research to identify potential grants and funding opportunities from foundations and philanthropic organizations that align with Still I Rise’s mission and programs.
  • Funding Proposal Development: Create persuasive, comprehensive, and coherent funding proposals that highlight the impact of Still I Rise’s programs and meet the specific requirements of foundations and charitable entities.
  • Relationship Management: Build and maintain strong relationships with existing and potential donors, including foundations, philanthropic organizations, and other entities, to develop long-term partnerships.
  • Monitoring and Reporting: Track the outcomes of received funding, ensuring the proper implementation of funded programs, and providing regular reporting and accountability to donors in accordance with established requirements.
  • Compliance and Administration: Ensure that all funding activities comply with the guidelines of foundations and charitable entities, and that financial reports are managed accurately and timely.
  • Internal Coordination: Collaborate with fundraising team members and other departments at Still I Rise to ensure effective management of fundraising activities and smooth communication regarding opportunities and challenges.
  • Industry Trend Monitoring: Stay updated on trends and best practices in the nonprofit funding sector, particularly regarding grants and funding from foundations and philanthropic organizations.
  • Grant Applications: Manage the application process for funding opportunities, including research, analysis of requirements, and preparation of applications in accordance with the guidelines provided by foundations, philanthropic organizations, and other charitable entities.
  • Time Management: Adhere to deadlines for submitting funding applications and ensure proper planning for internal review and approval stages.
  • Review and Quality Control: Conduct thorough reviews of funding applications to ensure accuracy of information, consistency of responses, and overall quality of applications.

Essential Skills & Requirements

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in managing grants and funding from foundations or philanthropic organizations, preferably in a nonprofit organization.
  • Industry Knowledge: In-depth understanding of the nonprofit funding sector, including best practices for grant research, funding proposal development, and donor relationship management.
  • Writing Skills: Demonstrated ability to create persuasive funding proposals with clear, compelling, and error-free writing.
  • Analytical Skills: Ability to analyze and interpret funder guidelines and evaluate the suitability of funding opportunities for Still I Rise.
  • Research Skills: Proficiency in researching and analyzing funding opportunities, including the ability to identify appropriate grants and understand selection criteria.
  • Organizational Skills: Ability to effectively manage and coordinate multiple applications simultaneously, while meeting deadlines and ensuring accuracy and completeness of required information.
  • Adaptability: Ability to quickly adapt to new funding opportunities and requirements, demonstrating flexibility and rapid learning capabilities.

How To Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications, including a copy of at least one successful grant proposal, CV, Cover Letter, and a written authorization to personal data processing, by sending an email, indicating in the subject “GRANTS & FOUNDATIONS MANAGER”, to the address: