Educate! Grants & Partnerships Officer Jobs in Kenya

Educate! Grants & Partnerships Officer Jobs in Kenya

Position Overview

  • Educate!, a fast-growing social enterprise, is looking for a Grants and Partnerships Officer to join its ambitious, high-performing team.

  • Based in Kampala, the Grants and Partnerships Officer will help us meet and exceed our fundraising goals by producing high-quality grant reports and proposals, organizing engaging site visits (for donors and partners, and supporting our fundraising and East Africa teams to help us reach greater heights.

  • We are looking for a self-starter with meticulous attention to detail, excellent writing skills, and exceptional communication and relationship-building abilities.

  • Someone who is motivated by contributing to a team and eager to jump in and take on new projects.

  • The Grants and Partnerships Officer is an early career position with high potential for professional growth and learning. In this role, you will have a chance to work closely with the East African teams who implement our programs on the ground, and develop compelling content and materials to showcase our impact to key stakeholders.

  • You’ll join a motivated, passionate, overachieving international team that is positioning Educate! to be the leader in skills-based secondary education in Africa and intensively impact one million youth each year by 2024.

    About Educate!

  • Educate! prepares youth in Africa with the skills to succeed in today’s economy. We tackle youth unemployment by partnering with schools and governments to reform what schools teach and how they teach it, so that students in Africa have the skills to start businesses, get jobs and drive development in their communities. Our model is delivered through practically-trained teachers and youth mentors. Educate!’s goal is to make this practical, skills-based model part of national education systems.

  • In 2019, we partnered with the governments of Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya and measurably impacted over 46,000 youth in and out of schools while reaching 470,000 learners more broadly, making us the biggest youth skills providers in East Africa.

  • Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve pivoted to create and deploy a distance learning model based on our proven in-school experience (leveraging radio, sms and phone and in-person intensive mentorship), and reached over 100,000 students by October 2020.

  • Educate! is a non-profit social enterprise with a team spread across Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and the US. We have received various recognition for our impact, including from the World Bank’s S4YE’s Impact Portfolio, The Brookings Institution as one of 14 case studies in their global scaling education learning initiative, and by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as a Goalkeepers Accelerator.

  • Educate!’s long-term vision is to design solutions that measurably impact millions of youth across Africa each year.

    Performance Objectives

    Project Management

  • You’ll work with our External Relations team to ensure that all project requirements, deadlines and schedules are on track. You’ll contribute to the development of Educate!, its processes and its projects that keep our stakeholders informed and connected to Educate!’s progress and mission.

  • Plan and organize the completion of high-quality grant reports and proposals with other team members, while ensuring
    these projects are on time and within scope.

  • Work closely with in-country teams to maintain effective project communication plans for gathering information needed for reporting and donor materials

  • Support the team in streamlining systems and processes to make grant reporting and information sourcing more efficient.

    Grant Reports & Proposals

  • You’ll work with our fundraising team to ensure that Educate! meets and exceeds our obligations to current donors by producing high-quality grant reports that keep our stakeholders informed on Educate!’s progress and mission. In addition, you will work collaboratively to develop comprehensive, engaging and tailor-made proposals to submit to prospective and current funders.

  • Write and project manage high-quality grant reports, collaborating with other team members as needed.

  • Write and project manage high-quality grant proposals that are customized to address the key focus areas and requirements of prospective and current donors.

    Team Support

  • Educate! is growing, but we still embrace our start-up culture! As part of the team, you must share a passion for learning and taking on new projects and ideas. You’ll support colleagues in the U.S. and in East Africa on fundraising and other external relations projects as needed.

    Example projects include:

    ● Conduct research to support Educate!’s strategy for engaging with bilateral and multilateral donors.

    ● Source information from in-country team members and craft responses to answer donor or partner questions.

    ● Lead in-person or virtual informational meetings to share more about Educate!’s work with peers.


  • This is an early career role, well-suited for those with 1-2 years of work experience.

    The ideal candidate will be:

  • Excellent organization and time management skills; experience working with a remote team to successfully manage multiple projects with competing timelines.

  • High degree of proficiency working in a fast-paced, flexible, goal-oriented environment, with the highest level of personal and professional integrity.

  • A collaborative and flexible team player, excited to learn and pitch in where needed

  • A self-starter, able to prioritize and manage multiple assignments, take initiative, and work independently

  • An exceptional communicator (written and verbal) and relationship-builder in diverse settings, from a classroom to a conference room

    And we’re also requiring for this position:

  • Bachelor’s degree (related area not necessary)
    Native-level proficiency in spoken and written English

  • Minimum commitment of one (1) year, with a preference for those willing to stay longer.

  • A good fit with our Five Cultural Tenets (see “What is Educate! About?” Below; learn more by looking at Educate!’s culture deck HERE.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Educate! Grants & Partnerships Officer Jobs in Kenya

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