|Published||April 13, 2022|
|Job Type||Full Time|
RefugePoint was founded in 2005 to identify refugees who fall through the cracks of humanitarian aid. Initially providing life-saving care to HIV+ refugees in Nairobi, Kenya, the agency grew, adding a range of services to support those with the most urgent needs. Over time, RefugePoint developed a unique, full-service response model for assisting urban refugees and facilitating their self-reliance.
You will be joining a growing organization (115+ staff globally) that is spearheading new initiatives that are changing the face of humanitarian response, and we would be excited to have you as part of our team!
RefugePoint is looking for an experienced Development Manager to help grow RefugePoint’s funding portfolio in Kenya/East Africa. The role will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and will be a part of our global team—working with staff in Kenya as well as the HQ-based Development Team to develop and implement a local fundraising strategy focused particularly on institutional donors (government, foundation, corporate).
Key responsibilities include conducting robust donor-mapping and funding research, being the lead writer for proposals and reports submitted to local/regional funders, supporting the HQ development team with grant writing and reports for Kenya program activities, and serving as a liaison with the HQ development team to plan and host donor and staff site visits.
The ideal candidate will be proactive, confident, and a strong written and verbal communicator who thrives in a fast-paced environment.
Develop and implement a local (Kenya/East Africa) fundraising strategy in collaboration with the Country Director (based in NBO) and the Manager of Philanthropic Partnerships (Based in US).
Conduct local/regional prospect research and donor mapping—identifying and reporting on new funding opportunities, including researching and vetting prospective government and corporate/foundation donors in the region
Identify and share relevant funding opportunities with local refugee-led organization partners
Serve as lead grant writer for local and regional funders, including developing, writing and submitting proposals and reports
Support the grant writing/reporting process as needed for U.S./European/Canadian donors who are funding RefugePoint’s programs in Kenya
Build and steward key funder relationships in Kenya and East Africa, including establishing and maintaining relationships
Coordinate with key programs; Finance and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) staff to prepare proposals and reports
Support the Development Team in planning, organizing and hosting (or co-hosting) donor site visits to Nairobi (both institutional and individual donors)
Identify and share funding opportunities with refugee led/serving Community Based.
Other duties as assigned.
3-5 years professional experience in development/fundraising in Kenya or East Africa, preferred experience in Nairobi
Fluency in written and spoken English
Excellent, persuasive communication skills (writing and verbal) that engage and inspire others
At least two years of demonstrated grant writing experience
Familiarity in managing funder relationships in all stages of the donor management life-cycle (identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship)
Familiarity with the philanthropic community in Kenya preferred
Experience working with donor management and CRM software (such as Salesforce) preferred
Demonstrated passion for RefugePoint’s mission and alignment with its values
Knowledge and understanding of refugee issues
Strong time management and prioritization skills; ability to work independently and meet hard deadlines
A valid Police Clearance Certificate
Interested candidates can send their CVs