One Acre Fund East Africa Fundraising Lead Jobs in Kenya

One Acre Fund East Africa Fundraising Lead Jobs in Kenya

The Role

  • You will report to our global director for government partnerships. You will build funding pathways and relationships with high-value bilateral and multilateral public donors by engaging Missions in our operating countries.

    Specifically, you will:

  • Build a high-value portfolio of new public donors at the Mission level through:

  • Research: Maintain a robust pipeline of potential funding opportunities through research and intel gathering

  • Relationships: Build relationships across the public funding sector to support in the development, shepherding and awarding of funding proposals

  • Close deals: Identify relevant funding opportunities, and advance them through to a successful award

  • Stewardship: Manage existing grants and relationships, including relevant reporting oversight

  • Collaborate with other fundraisers on the team to push forward our global bilateral/multilateral fundraising strategy

  • Develop fluency in agricultural development, poverty alleviation, and One Acre Fund, to support external representation and build excitement about our work among donor communities

  • Represent One Acre Fund at conferences and donor meetings

  • Host bilateral and multilateral donors visiting our programs in Africa

  • Establish productive relationships with other teams in the organization, to design and report on successful proposals (eg. Government Relations/Policy, Communications, Field, and Finance teams).


  • We are seeking a professional with 8+ years of fundraising experience and demonstrated passion for a career in international development. Candidates who fit the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

  • Track-record of securing multi-million dollar (USD) funding deals is required. Experience
    with public sector (bi/multilateral) fundraising and reporting is strongly desired.

  • Proven relationship- and network-builder, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Business acumen. You understand the language of business, and are able to communicate complex topics simply and effectively.

  • Top–performing academic background. Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required.

  • Genuine commitment to rural communities. You are passionate about providing opportunity to the hardest-working farmers on the planet.

  • Professional/technical skills. You can design compelling donor slide decks in PowerPoint, and engage with complex spreadsheets in Excel. Experience with Salesforce is a plus.

  • Values fit. You are service-oriented, humble, and collaborative.

  • Willingness to be based in Nairobi and willingness to travel. You will travel up to 30% within Africa and possibly other international destinations. Dates of travel are highly variable.

  • Language: English fluency required (written and spoken); ability to speak French and/or Swahili are bonuses.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; One Acre Fund East Africa Fundraising Lead Jobs in Kenya

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