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IPAR is an independent, non-profit and non-partisan policy research organisation based in Nairobi.

Its mandate is to conduct social science research and build national and regional capacity for developing and evaluating public policy that can improve human welfare and facilitate other development goals.

IPAR wishes to recruit:

1. Resource Mobilization Officer- Kenya:

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic Leadership in Designing, Planning, Implementation and review of Resource Mobilization Strategy and Funding Plans of IPAR, i.e., identification of: the main resource mobilization challenges IPAR faces; set targets; action plans with timelines; organizational structure and financial/human resources required to implement the Resource Mobilization Strategy.
  • Support development and implementation of grant-management system and processes at the organization level.
  • Work hand in hand with IPAR Management to prescribe, lead and research on donor environment and marketing initiatives to assess donor priorities and identify opportunities for resource mobilization.
  • Act as an institutional contact point for resource mobilization issues including providing input into day to day communications with donors regarding grants and institutional fundraising.
  • Develop reporting procedures and guidelines to ensure quality and timely submission of donor reports.
  • Maintain close contact and pursue a focused dialogue with all decentralized multilateral and bilateral donor agencies in Kenya with the aim of raising the profile of IPAR.
  • Develop and maintain database of donors, project concept notes and project proposals.
  • Develop, implement and regularly update strategies for resource mobilization with a focus on expanding the available resource base, and provide regular reporting on the progress of the funding plan.
  • Provide training and building capacity for professional-quality proposal development and fundraising.

    Qualifications, Experience

  • At least a masters’ degree in development, management, or a related development field is desirable. li> A minimum of three years of relevant professional experience in a field related to IPAR mandate and to resources mobilization.
  • A strong awareness of current issues in the field of development policy.
  • Ability to translate technical knowledge into accessible language as part of funding proposals, donor reports, and information products.
  • Proven computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word processing, Power point presentation, Excel spreadsheets, e-mail and web based research. Use of virtual office applications will be an added advantage.
  • Proven experience in networking with local and international NGOs, donors, Civil Society, Ministry-level partners, and local community-based organizations.
  • Proven experience in fund raising and resource mobilization at local, regional and international levels.
  • Knowledge of various donor requirements.
  • Extensive knowledge in program development and management.
  • Proven ability to develop and write grant proposals and concepts.
  • Excellent negotiation, networking, communication, diplomatic, partnership building and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Excellent writing skills in English, with fluency in speaking Kiswahili.

    The successful candidate will be granted a three year contract subject to six (6) months probation and successful resources mobilization.

    Send CV and relevant documents to:

    The Executive Director
    Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR)
    Nabui House, 2nd Floor, Office no. 2-4
    Unga Lane, Westlands,
    P.O. Box 45843
    Nairobi 00100 GPO
    Tel: 4441979

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