Development Manager

at RefugePoint
Published April 13, 2022
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


Agency Overview:



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!



Position Overview:



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.



Key Responsibilities



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


Special Requirement:


A valid Police Clearance Certificate


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