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Fundraising Assistant

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

To provide assistance to the Programme Director in identifying donor resources and potential investors, raising funds and writing proposals for long-term organizational sustainability as well as applications for funding short term projects.

Education and/or Experience:

a) A holder of a Bachelor’s degree in development/social sciences (Sociology, Development studies,Economics or related field).
b) A thorough understanding of program design and development especially in the sectors of Education,Health, Livelihoods or Child Protection
c) He/she should have 2 - 3 years’ experience in planning, securing and managing funds (proposal writing) from institutional donors and local corporates.
d) Experience in social science research & report writing; the candidate should have good experience in conducting assessments, evaluations etc
e) Experience in working with target and deadlines

Personal Attributes
Decision making skills and the ability to exercise good judgment are required to successfully handle these responsibilities.The individual should be a self-starter with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, have “easy to engage” attitude, as well as strong organization, communication, and document coordination skills. The candidate should also be highly proficient in MS Word, Excel, Access, Power-point and the use of Internet for research.
i. Honest, duty conscious with excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize effectively.
ii. Works effectively with others in a team situation to achieve fundraising targets.
iii. Effective oral and written communication skills and ability to represent the organization in a professional manner to other team members and stakeholders
iv. Must be fluent inEnglish and Kiswahili.
v. Flexible, proactive and always willing to learn at any given opportunity


1. Compile and maintain a database of international and local donor organizations (international foundations, bilateral and multilateral agencies and corporate organizations offering donations)

2. Regularly monitor donor websites and identify investor opportunities matching the work or planned projects of the organization
3. Assist the Programme Director in writing concept notes, project ideas and project proposals and ensure their timely submission
4. Undertake independent research in finding alternative resources for long-term sustainability of the organization
5. Assist the Programme Director in developing business plans to generate income from various income generating sources within the organization.
6. Undertake online research and build contacts with local potential individual investors/donors and raise funds for the different projects of the organization.
7. Maintain relationships with existing investors/donors and respond to their requests regularly and keep updating them about the work of the organization
8. In liaison with Communication & Networking Officer, Improve, update and develop communications material for the organization such as brochure, website, annual report, posters etc.
9. Organize or provide assistance in organizing any fundraising events for the organization
10. Suggest other innovative ideas for effective resource mobilization

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Mombasa
Area of work: Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required skills: Budgeting, financial planning; Reporting; Partnerships; Programme management; Fund management; Database administration; Research planning; Event management
Required languages: Swahili (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent),

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