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Head, Fundraising

Closing: Apr 11, 2024

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Published: Apr 3, 2024 (9 days ago)

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Academic & Professional

Education

Bachelor’s Degree Any RQ

Professional Qualifications

  • Fundraising/resource mobilization/ program implementation AA 
  • Masters Degree Business Administration(MBA) /Marketing/Related Field/ Project Management/ Social Sciences/ CommunicationAA 

Experience

Total Minimum No of Years Experience Required

8 years

DetailMinimum No of YearsNeed Type[2]

  • Donor Fundraising 8ES
  • Track record of raising at least Ksh 1B annually 3DE
  • Proposal, concept note and idea note development and preparation 8ES
  • Programme development  5ES
  • Partnership management 4ES
  • Research 3DE
  • Monitoring & evaluation 2DE


Responsibilities

Academic & Professional

Education

Bachelor’s Degree Any RQ

Professional Qualifications

  • Fundraising/resource mobilization/ program implementation AA 
  • Masters Degree Business Administration(MBA) /Marketing/Related Field/ Project Management/ Social Sciences/ CommunicationAA 

Experience

Total Minimum No of Years Experience Required

8 years

DetailMinimum No of YearsNeed Type[2]

  • Donor Fundraising 8ES
  • Track record of raising at least Ksh 1B annually 3DE
  • Proposal, concept note and idea note development and preparation 8ES
  • Programme development  5ES
  • Partnership management 4ES
  • Research 3DE
  • Monitoring & evaluation 2DE


Program Development:

  • Lead efforts to identify and prioritize high-impact programs and initiatives that align with KCBF’s strategic objectives. 
  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders to develop compelling funding proposals and articulate the potential impact of proposed projects.

Donor Cultivation and Stewardship: 

  • Identify and cultivate relationships with individual donors, major gift prospects, corporations, foundations, and other potential funding sources. 
  • Engage donors through personalized communications, meetings, events, and stewardship activities to deepen their commitment to KCB Foundation. 
  • Maintain an informatics system that monitors and updates on the funding and opportunity pipeline, and lead pipeline and information management to drive informed decisions on future opportunities.

Fundraising Campaigns: 

  • Lead the planning, execution, and evaluation of fundraising campaigns, including annual appeals, major gift drives, capital campaigns, and special events.
  • Collaborate with marketing and communications teams to develop compelling messaging and materials that inspire donor engagement and support.

Grant Writing and Management: 

  • Oversee the grant writing process, working closely with Director Foundation, Head of Programs, program managers, grants writer, and other staff to develop competitive grant proposals. 
  • Ensure alignment between grant opportunities and programmatic goals and manage grant reporting requirements to maintain funder compliance.

Strategic Planning:

  • Develop and implement regional fundraising strategies aligned with Foundation’s goals and priorities.
  • Identify new fundraising opportunities, trends, and emerging donor interests within the region.
  • Scope and identify opportunities for funding, Coordination of efforts and knowledge management aimed at winning new business.
  • Conduct regular assessments and analyses of fundraising performance, trends, and effectiveness.

Team Leadership and Capacity Building:

  • Provide leadership in institutional resource mobilization and fund raising across KCB Foundation, regional offices including subsidiaries.
  • Foster a culture of collaboration, accountability, and excellence within the fundraising department.
  • Identify training and professional development opportunities to enhance fundraising skills and competencies.
  • Support programs and business units to develop and implement resource mobilization strategies.
  • Provide technical training and capacity building to countries, staff and project implementation teams on resource mobilization, intelligence gathering, proposal writing to develop high quality proposals.
  • Liaise with partnerships and policy and advocacy teams, working together to engage critical stakeholders and generate leads for new/enhanced program funding. 

Compliance and Reporting:

  • Review proposals and pitch materials for compliance and soundness with donor requirements as well as adherence to KCB Foundation and Group policies and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant fundraising regulations, policies, and best practices within the region.
  • Prepare accurate and timely reports on fundraising activities, progress, and outcomes for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with finance and administrative teams to track fundraising revenues, expenses, and budget allocations.

Representation:

  • Cultivate relationships with strategic funders, donors, and other stakeholders to enhance the organization's visibility and funding opportunities. 
  • Attend meetings, conferences, and networking events to promote the organization's work and identify potential funding prospects.
  • Promote the work of KCB Foundation through in person and written engagements to external stakeholders including donors, public sector and other relevant stakeholders.

DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES: NOT MORE THAN 5 OF THE MOST TYPICAL

  • Program development with external and internal stakeholders.
  • Proposal development and submission 
  • Fundraising campaign development and implementation
  • External representation 
  • Donor engagements


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