Development Programmes Manager

Development Programmes Manager:

Primary Purpose of the Position:

  • Reporting to the CEO, the Development Programmes Manager will be expected to provide overall leadership to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy’s (OPC’s) efforts to mobilise private resources in support of its mission and needs and to increase its visibility and success.
  • This position is designed to provide key coordination and management for individual giving, foundations, business and organisational donors. The position will be for an initial two year term with possibility of extending.

    Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Primarily responsible for the design and implementation of OPC’s development strategies and plans
  • Ensure a coordinated and systematic approach to mobilising resources for OPC’s programmes and table of needs across different sources including individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Work with the CEO to generate realistic fundraising targets as part of the budgeting process and oversee the implementation of that budget
  • Identify new opportunities for partnership and funding; plan and implement efforts to cultivate and solicit them
  • Plan and organise fundraising events and campaigns; ensure meaningful conservation objectives for each campaign and successful progress of campaign implementation, on time and on budget
  • Help cultivate and manage relationships with local and regional conservation partners; university partners; institutions and development agencies of donor governments
  • Work with the PR and Marketing Manager to develop and effectively utilise appropriate marketing tools for fundraising purposes including newsletters, annual reports, the website, adoption programmes and other key literature
  • Link effectively with other staff of the organisation to provide ‘seamless’ service to top tier donors and partners

    Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum Masters degree level
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in resource mobilisation and donor relations (governmental and private)
  • Excellent professional presence with an out-going personality and outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Broad exposure and experience in proposal writing, planned giving, major donor work and capital campaigns

    Working conditions:

  • Based in Nairobi to be close to donor sources with periodic visits to OPC and significant international travel
  • Competitive terms and conditions will be provided

    Deadline: 10th July.

    For more information, and application, visit: Development Programmes Manager Website

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