Action Africa Help International Business Development Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

Action Africa Help International Business Development Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is a regional African-led non-governmental organisation that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well-being and standard of living. With Country Programmes in South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia, Djibouti and Ethiopia. AAH-I has over 25 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities. More recently AAH-I has expanded its activities to work with other marginalized communities, including pastoralists and people living in informal urban settlements


  • Provide support to Country Offices in proposal development and build cross-functional
    teams to support proposal development;
  • Identify and address capacity gaps at Country Offices and other factors that would lead to increased funding volume and funding mix;
  • Research, analyze and track opportunities with current and potential donors and engage
    Country Offices to pursue the opportunities;
  • Maintain a ‘pursuit list’ of the funding pipeline and extract reports and analyses to share with senior management;
  • Maintain an up-to-date record of the requirements and conditions of current and
    potential donors and build capacity across the organization to improve on success rate of
    applications, as well as compliance during implementation.
  • Represent the organisation in various inter-agency coordination and donor forums and use the opportunity to promote the work of AAH-I;
  • Develop organizational capability statements to depict the work we do, our approaches and impact.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and awareness of programming approaches for
    development and humanitarian contexts and ensure these models are embedded in
    proposals and programme designs.
  • Develop well organized digital database of project designs, proposals, concept notes and
    ‘pitching documents’ that can be easily accessed whenever required.
  • Participate in preparation of reports and strategic papers for high level engagement by
    senior management and the board.


  • A university degree in social sciences or a development related field. A Master’s degree is
    an advantage;
  • At least five years’ experience working in the field of
    business development and fundraising in either humanitarian or private sector;
  • A strategic thinker with excellent writing skills and ability to develop quality concept notes, proposals, logical frameworks and reports under tight deadlines; strong proficiency in MS Office suite and presentation skills, including graphic presentations;
  • Conversant with thematic areas that AAH-I works and able to design interventions and
    approaches that meet industry standards and are responsive to emerging/changing trends.
  • Familiarity with funding requirements and guidelines of major humanitarian donors: UN
    Agencies, EU, ECHO, DFID, USAID and Foundations;
  • Networking and external engagement skills, proven experience in networking with donors
    and partners to bring about funding opportunities;
  • Ability to network with ICT innovators and market leaders and leverage technology
    applications in business design and humanitarian work;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to train others, harness crossfunctional contributions from colleagues and being able to effectively employ electronic
    communication with internal and external actors in other locations.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should email application letter and CV (with 3 referees) addressed to to be received by 30th August, 2019. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. AAH-I is an equal-opportunity employer. We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website.

    Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates. Recruitment will be done on a rolling basis.

    For more information and job application details, see; Action Africa Help International Business Development Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

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