Karatina University Director - Resource Mobilization Jobs in Kenya

Karatina University Director - Resource Mobilization Jobs in Kenya

Karatina University wishes to recruit qualified and interested applicants for the vacant positions listed below: Specific specializations are indicated in the university website

Job Description

  • Lead the development of a fundraising strategy to meet strategic requirements of the
  • Provide advice on institutional donor requirements and private foundations including
    reporting timelines and expectations;
  • Conducting research on potential donors/partners such as trusts, foundations,
    companies and high net worth individuals, etc., finding a match with partners whose
    philanthropic or funding criteria match the University’s vision and activities;
  • Support proposal development through coordinating the establishment of proposal
    development working groups with representatives from key departments (on an as needed basis);
  • Work closely with all RM working groups to ensure a timely submission of proposals
    and concept notes to donors;
  • The chair the Resource Mobilization committee;
  • Advice the University on potential funding opportunities and changes in donor
  • Develop, maintain and update partners of Karatina University databases to record
    their contacts and preference information;
  • Raising awareness of Karatina University and its work at the County, National levels
    and international level;
  • Maintain up to date knowledge on donor funded projects;
  • Ensure reporting is completed to the donor in a timely manner;
  • Support the drafting of external reports and work with Programme teams to finalize
    these in accordance with donor requirements and timelines;
  • Maintain a network of corporate contacts and effectively manage and maximize the
  • Prepare resource mobilization work plans and up to date development plans;
  • Provide a focal point of contact for any RM related matters;
  • Ensure effective and efficient accountability mechanisms are put place;
  • Coordinate the appraisal and phase out process RMAs and ensure all are in line with
    the University RM Policy;
  • Monitor and advice the implementation of RMAs and report on compliance;
  • Mentor, coach and counsel staff;
  • Manage & co-ordinate all the directorate work, ensuring correct, full transparent and
    accountable financial, administrative and operational procedures are followed
  • Manage staff performance and provide regular feedback to staff, including interns and volunteers on their performance;
  • Identify training needs of staff, including volunteers, and assist to create individual
    development plans
  • Report to the Vice Chancellor and submit regular reports, at least quarterly; and
  • Other
    responsibilities assigned by the Vice Chancellor

    Job Specification

  • Minimum Master’s degree in Finance, Economics and Business Administration,
    social sciences, International Relations, Marketing, Communications, humanities,
    development studies, Public Relations,
  • Excellent English language skills (written, spoken, reasoning and analytical skills)
  • Minimum of five (5) years of demonstrated experience in developing resource
    mobilization strategies or partnerships building with organizations;
  • Established track record in fund raising and public-private sector partnerships and
    proficiency in business planning, project/program proposal writing
  • Experience in developing successful proposals to institutional donors, trusts and
    foundations, high net worth individuals and corporates
  • Proficiency in using applications software such as spreadsheet, Power Point, word
    processing, and project management tools
  • In-depth exposure to the use of various media platforms such as print, electronic/
    online, and social media, for communication and brand building is desirable;
  • Results-oriented, accountable, proactive and able to work with a wide range of
  • Experience in grants management, monitoring, assessments and reviews
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills


  • This employment is a three (3) years contract

    How to apply

  • Karatina University invites suitably qualified and interested candidates from Universities and Colleges to apply for Internship for a period of three (3) months, effective January to March and April to June 2019. Details of departments are found in our website.

    Part Time Lecturers

  • For information related to job specifications, areas of specialization and general requirements, kindly visit our website.
  • Interested applicants should send the applications quoting the relevant reference number, so as to be received on or before Tuesday 18th December, 2018.
  • Karatina University is an equal opportunity employer and therefore applicants
    of either gender, persons with disability and those from marginalized areas are
    encouraged to apply.

  • For more information and job application details, see; Karatina University Director - Resource Mobilization Jobs in Kenya

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