Fairtrade Africa Fundraising Officer Jobs in Kenya

Fairtrade Africa Fundraising Officer Jobs in Kenya

  • Fairtrade Africa (FTA) is the umbrella network organization representing Fairtrade certified
    producers and workers in Africa.

    Job Purpose

  • To ensure the sustainability of FTA programmes by effective resource mobilisation for achievement of Fairtrade Africa’s vision and strategy.

  • To seek out funding opportunities, develop project concepts and proposals, and to prepare and
    submit detailed applications for funding.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    Fundraising Strategy

    • Work with the Strategy and Impact Director to develop and implement a fundraising and donor relationship management strategy that supports FTA’s aim to achieve substantial growth in income through maximising opportunities to raise funds by reaching new audiences.

    • Lead on research for new income streams from donors and ensure FTA optimises on emerging opportunities.

    • Support the identification of strategic partners, and platforms, conferences and meetings relevant for creating visibility of FTA work

    • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with a portfolio of existing and potential donors, through networking, face-to-face meetings, regular communications

    • Support the preparation of presentations and reports for present and potential donors

    • Establish a donor engagement tracking platform and update the donor/funders contacts database.

    • Work collaboratively with key external partners including NFO’s to organise events and develop donors/funders strategies.

    • Represent FTA at external meetings, deliver presentations to influence support.

    • Work with the Strategy and Impact Director and Head of Region’s to develop and track revenue projections and prepare budgets related to all fundraising activities.

    Donor Proposals

    • Engage with NFOs on designing and developing proposals and initiatives.

    • Manage the on-going process funding applications, ensuring all internal and external deadlines are met.

    • Develop and maintain a tracking system to ensure timely submission of proposals, reports and acknowledgements.

    • Coordinate the development and preparation of high-quality funding proposals and applications to donors

    • Contribute to concept and project development across the

    • Support the entire organization to excel in donor/funder prospecting, cultivation and stewardship.

    Donor Reporting and Communication

    • Lead on account management of existing donors, providing regular contact, updates and required reports.

    • Liaise with the Finance team to support donor audits; and to facilitate any visits or ad-hoc
    requests from donors

    • Work with the External Communications Coordinator to create publications for fundraising purposes e.g. fundraising packs, impact stories, leaflets, business cards, banners etc.

    Regional Funding Strategies

    • Engage and support FTA regional and producer networks, stakeholders and other affiliates in developing fundraising strategies

    • Engage regional teams on ongoing needs assessments and compile reports relating to the producer needs

    • Engage all HoR’s and Programme teams in developing region-specific fund-raising strategies

    • Provide coaching and mentoring on proposal development to regional offices


    • Bachelor’s degree in International Development or a related area

    Experience and Knowledge

  • A proven track record of a minimum of three years successful fundraising in the development sector or similar environment

  • Experience of developing, writing and submitting large grant applications for major projects.

  • Understanding and experience of institutional fundraising processes

  • Understanding of FTA’s programmes and standards


  • Superior writing and presentation skills

  • Excellent relationship management and interpersonal skills;

  • Excellent organisational skills.

  • Ability to plan, balance and cope with competing priorities.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Fairtrade Africa Fundraising Officer Jobs in Kenya

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