FIDA Grant Officer Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

FIDA Grant Officer Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya


FIDA Kenya is a non-profit, non -partisan Organization committed to a society that respects and upholds women’s rights through the provision of legal aid, mediation services, women’s rights monitoring, advocacy, education and awareness creation.

FIDA Kenya seeks to recruit a suitable candidate to fill the following vacant position:

Grant Officer

Job Ref: FIDA/GO/01/2019

1 Position Based in Nairobi

Report to: The Deputy Executive Director and Head of Programmes.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To develop and implement a sustainable fundraising strategy for FIDA Kenya, ensuring it supports and contributes to the FIDA Kenya Sustainability Plan and Strategic Plan.
  • Set and achieve fundraising targets, agreed in consultation with the Executive Director.
  • Create a sustainable and diverse fundraising portfolio, with funding streams including corporates, events, foundations, developmental organizations and other grant-makers, with appropriate priorities.
  • Create and activate a calendar of events geared towards fundraising and donor stewardship.
  • Working closely with the Management and Programme Team to produce timely and quality funding proposals in accordance with the terms of grants.
  • Liaise with the Finance Manager to prepare fundraising budgets.
  • Carry out prospect research and develop a comprehensive fundraising database that captures all relevant information as well as handling all administrative aspects of fundraising.
  • Managing the grant application process and ensuring that reporting is tracked and meets donors’ expectations.
  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with funders, donors and sponsors, keeping accurate and up-to-date records of all communication and applying robust account management.
  • Report to the Board Resource Mobilization Committee on a quarterly basis of progress to-date of specific fundraising activities and income targets.
  • Attending relevant fundraising forums and groups.
  • Remain abreast of fundraising
    standards, trends and best practice, taking responsibility for maintaining own learning and attending training as required.

    Qualifications & Experiences

  • Degree in Social Sciences, Political Science, International Development, or Anthropology.
  • MUST have at least 3 years’ experience in fundraising with a strong track record of securing funding for NGO activities from a variety of funding streams.
  • Experience of developing and delivering fundraising strategies.
  • Experience in participatory proposal development processes.

    Key Skills & Competencies

  • Donor knowledge.
  • Proposal writing.
  • Budgeting principles.
  • Experience in strategic planning and leading a successful fundraising campaign.
  • Superior writing and presentation skills.
  • Excellent relationship management skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues in women empowerments.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates who fully meet the above criteria should send their applications along with an updated Curriculum Vitae, including three referees one of whom must be a former Supervisor, also stating expected salary, and daytime contact, addressed to the undersigned to be received by 5.00 pm on 18th January 2019.

  • Send the email to:

    The Executive Director,
    FIDA Kenya,
    Amboseli road, off Gitanga Road,
    P.O. Box 46324-00100,
    Nairobi.
    E-mail: [email protected]


  • Only email applications will be considered.
  • Only successful candidates will be contacted.
  • FIDA Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

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