KMFRI Principal Resource Mobilization & Partnership Development Officer Jobs in Kenya

KMFRI Principal Resource Mobilization & Partnership Development Officer Jobs in Kenya


The duties and responsibilities of the officer entail:

  • Providing input in the development and implementation of mobilization policies and strategies for sourcing of funds from individuals, bilateral, multi-lateral and private organizations;

  • Identifying and mapping out potential areas of resource mobilization;

  • Identifying, analyzing and documenting fundraising gaps in the Institute;

  • Formulating and reviewing of fundraising tools for the Institute to ensure uniformity and shared vision;

  • Formulating multi-disciplinary projects and program proposals for resource mobilization to support Institute;

  • Identifying and bidding to win marine and fisheries allied natural resources-based consultancies to grow the Institute resource base;

  • Coordinating partnerships and cooperation with other research organizations and institutions of higher learning in joint research and training through Memorandum of Understandings;

  • Developing joint work plans and activities with collaborators for active Memorandum of Understandings;

  • Ensuring effective maintenance and updating of records of partners’ support;

  • Reviewing and analyzing the partnership database for policy decisions;

  • Coordinating the development and execution of work plans, budgets and progress reports in Department;

  • Ensuring quality assurance and effective aid utilization for realized donor projects;

  • Training, mentoring scientists and students on attachment in resource mobilization for improved resources and career progression;

  • Conducting intelligence analysis of donor policies, practices and consultancy opportunities for timely response;

  • Providing quality assurance for ongoing donor projects to ensure compliance with anticipated outputs and objectives;

  • Marketing and participating in lobby forums to enhance Institutes’ visibility;

  • Coordinating teams responding to calls for Letter of Interest (LoI), Concept Notes and Proposals on websites, newspapers and institutions to ensure responses are relayed in a timely manner; and

  • Participating in key internal forums to internalize Research and Development needs and debates to inform fundraising concepts and proposals.

    For appointment to
    this grade, an officer must have:


  • At least six (6) years relevant work experience, three (3) of which must have been as a Senior Resource Mobilization & Partnership Development Officer or equivalent position in the public or private sector;

  • Master’s Degree in Commerce, Project Management, Corporate Communication / Public Relations, Community Development, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences or its equivalent qualification from a recognized university;

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Project Management, Corporate Communication / Public Relations, Community Development, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences or its equivalent qualification from a recognized university;

  • Minimum K.C.S.E C+ (Plus) or its equivalent;

  • Certificate in Negotiation or Persuasion Skills Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution;

  • Certificate in Resource Mobilization course lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution;

  • Supervisory Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution;

  • Demonstrated good results work performance;

  • Proficiency in computer applications; and

  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    Key competencies and Skills

  • Strong communication and reporting skills;

  • Strategic and innovative thinking;

  • Attention to detail and quality orientation skills;

  • Problem solving and analytical skills;

  • Team building; and

  • Interpersonal and negotiation.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; KMFRI Principal Resource Mobilization & Partnership Development Officer Jobs in Kenya


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