Job Ref: EHC/1376/2020

Our client The Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA) is seeking to hire a competent resource
mobilization officer to drive its fundraising initiatives. The officer is expected to contribute
towards improvement of financial sustainability of the organization by designing and writing
grant proposals to potential partners (government, private sector; development partners among
others); identifying and seizing fundraising opportunities; diversification of funding streams for
the organization and establishing value-adding contacts and relationships for the benefit of the
The officer will also be expected to understand key focus areas and interests of various
potential partners; understand project monitoring and evaluation systems that ensures impact
and effectiveness of the organization’s programmatic work; Work closely with other staff in
regard to conceptualization, planning, writing, reviewing, communication and submission of
the relevant documents for a targeted resource mobilization initiative.

Key Responsibilities

 Developing, implementing and monitoring fundraising strategies, that includes yearly targets
to meet the financial needs of the organization
 Approaching and raising funds from private sector, development partners/donors, Kara
membership among others
 Conducting research on potential donors/partners such as trusts, foundations, companies and
finding a match with partners whose funding criteria match the organization’s vision and
 Developing, managing and updating corporate contacts and maximizing the relationships for
the benefit of Kara;
 Developing annual work plans based on the approved strategy together with revenue and
expenditure budgets for each fundraising initiatives;
 Developing and coordinating web-based fundraising, if needed;
 Being current and up to date with available fundraising initiatives and legal issues affecting
corporate fundraising;
 Ensuring all partners receive appropriate and timely reports and updates;
 Sensitizing and training other staff members on fund raising skills and strategy in order to
build an effective fundraising team.

Qualifications for the Resource Mobilization Officer

 Bachelors Degree in Development Studies; Social Sciences, Marketing or related field
from a recognized University. Possession of Masters degree and/or additional
programme & resource mobilization trainings will be an added advantage.
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 At least 5 years’ experience in programming and fundraising for Civil Society
Organizations/NGOs. Experience in fundraising for a membership organization will be
an added advantage.
 Proven proposal writing skills and evidence of successful resource mobilization
initiatives undertaken
 Demonstrable ability to develop relationships and networks that are of value to
organization fundraising initiatives
 Demonstrable coordination skills and understanding of non-governmental project
management cycle
 Proven ability to work and deliver within strict deadlines and manage conflicting
 Proven self-drive and ability to play a leadership role within an organization

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates to send their CV to  on or before February 21st 2020.