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
Duty Station: Centre
Internally: All staff
Externally: Donor Organizations, Partner Organizations, key government departments, networks and coalitions and other relevant spaces
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.
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