Fresh Life Initiative Business Development Officer Jobs in Kenya

Fresh Life Initiative Business Development Officer Jobs in Kenya

  • In the last 9 years, Fresh Life Initiative (FLI) has delivered and scaled the most affordable and sustainable solutions for non-sewered, safe sanitation in rapidly growing cities.

  • We aspire to serve 1 million people living in Nairobi through practical, desirable, and cost-effective sanitation solutions, and to serve tens of millions of people around the world who face the same challenges as Nairobi.

  • Our growth in the next 5 years will hinge on our ability to mobilize resources and build strategic partnerships with bi-laterals, INGOs, multilaterals and governments for the scaling of our safe sanitation services to citizens everywhere.

  • FLI is looking for an exceptional individual to join our Business Development team.

  • The Business Development Officer will support the team to raise funds and develop partnerships to meet organizational strategic initiatives.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities


  • Remain abreast of funders’ trends, build organizational understanding of new funders and contribute information for prioritization of funding opportunities.

  • Generate leads, identify co-funding partners, analyze opportunities, pitch ideas and develop internal stakeholder buy-in to go after opportunities.

  • Craft strong business rationale and a tailored message to FLI’s partners and funders.

  • Communicate strategic initiatives and vision to inspire and convince partners to support the organization financially and technically.

  • Plan and manage the entire proposal development process for identified funding opportunities, working closely with the Operational teams and Finance team to develop high quality funding applications.

  • This includes developing narrative, budgets, log frames and theory of change in accordance with funder guidelines.

    Grant Management

  • Build strong, open and collaborative relationships with funders.

  • Ensure all relevant team members are fully briefed on the terms and conditions of funders agreements/contracts, including Monitoring and
  • Evaluation requirements and key deadlines.

  • Gather information from Operational
    teams, prepare narrative reporting and liaise with partners with regular high quality updates.
  • Ensure reporting requirements for all funders are met and reports are completed to deadlines.

  • Support due diligence processes, facilitate funder audits and coordinate with Operational teams and Finance team on external evaluations.

  • Produce internal reports and conduct reviews on the performance and progress of fundraising against agreed financial targets and annual objectives.

  • Organize and lead site visits with funders.


  • Build networks and strategic partnerships locally.

  • Expertly speak on behalf of the organization to funders and visitors.

  • Support other areas of business development as required in the organizational strategy, especially to improve business development tools and impact reporting.

  • Work with FLI’s Monitoring & Evaluation taskforce to strengthen impact reporting.

    Key Qualifications

  • 3-4+ years of work experience in fundraising or business development in a global development context.

  • Excellent external communication and writing skills.

  • Highly organized team player, with pro-active and flexible work style.

  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience in international development or the social sector more broadly. Knowledge of the sanitation sector is a plus.

  • Humility, integrity and a sense of humor.

  • The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Preferred start date: July 15, 2020.

  • Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Fresh Life Initiative Business Development Officer Jobs in Kenya

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