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Head, Grant Office & Research Assistant
- Post-graduate education
- Research, academy
- Senior manager (department head)
- Full Time
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Mount Kenya University Foundation co-ordinates several activities that the University has been undertaking in aid of students, alumni and the community. The programs of the foundation are geared towards harnessing public and private support that benefits the educational, research and community service mandates of the University. The University is pleased to announce the position of Head, Grant Office at the foundation.
Minimum Qualifications and Attributes
Have a Master's degree in social sciences or any other relevant field.
At least 5 years working experience with NGO’s or Community Based Organizations (CBOs). Evidence of active fundraising experience is mandatory.
Evidence of project management.
Good communication, negotiation, interpersonal & organization skills.
Interested candidates are requested to submit soft copies of the application letter, Curriculum Vitae and scanned copies of their certificates to the Human Resource Director through email address: [email protected]
Conducting research on potential funding sources, such as government, corporate, NGOs’ and charitable organizations
Developing and writing proposals in response to calls for funding
Conducting prospective research on donor community to identify grants opportunities
Maintaining University funding opportunity databases, activity tracking system, and related confidential files
In consultations with the Director, establish and maintain relationships with foundation contacts and program officers
Managing the proposal submission process to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines and reports
Conducting prospect research on foundations and corporations to identify, cultivate and solicit new grants
Working with other University departments to obtain necessary information for proposals/grants and applications
Preparing annual technical and activity reports of the Foundation
General InformationSalary range
: Not specifiedAdditional information
: Not specifiedContract type
: PermanentJob type
: Full TimeLocation
: ThikaArea of work
: Research, academySeniority
: Senior manager (department head)
Job RequirementsRequired education
: Post-graduate educationRequired relevant work experience
: 5 yearsRequired skills
: Grant and fund management; Business development; Public, corporate relations; Research planning; Data analysisRequired languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)