RefugePoint Development Manager Jobs in Kenya

RefugePoint Development Manager Jobs in Kenya

Agency Overview:

  • RefugePoint was founded in 2005 to identify refugees who fall through the cracks of humanitarian aid. Initially providing life-saving care to HIV+ refugees in Nairobi, Kenya, the agency grew, adding a range of services to support those with the most urgent needs. Over time, RefugePoint developed a unique, full-service response model for assisting urban refugees and facilitating their self-reliance.

  • You will be joining a growing organization (115+ staff globally) that is spearheading new initiatives that are changing the face of humanitarian response, and we would be excited to have you as part of our team!

    Position Overview:

  • RefugePoint is looking for an experienced Development Manager to help grow RefugePoint’s funding portfolio in Kenya/East Africa. The role will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and will be a part of our global team—working with staff in Kenya as well as the HQ-based Development Team to develop and implement a local fundraising strategy focused particularly on institutional donors (government, foundation, corporate).

  • Key responsibilities include conducting robust donor-mapping and funding research, being the lead writer for proposals and reports submitted to local/regional funders, supporting the HQ development team with grant writing and reports for Kenya program activities, and serving as a liaison with the HQ development team to plan and host donor and staff site visits.

  • The ideal candidate will be proactive, confident, and a strong written and verbal communicator who thrives in a fast-paced environment.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a local (Kenya/East Africa) fundraising strategy in collaboration with the Country Director (based in NBO) and the Manager of Philanthropic Partnerships (Based in US).

  • Conduct local/regional prospect research and donor mapping—identifying and reporting on new funding opportunities, including researching and vetting prospective government and corporate/ foundation donors in the region

  • Identify and share relevant funding opportunities with local refugee-led organization partners

  • Serve as lead grant writer for local and regional funders, including developing, writing and submitting proposals and reports

  • Support the grant writing/reporting process as needed for U.S./European/Canadian donors who are funding RefugePoint’s programs in Kenya

  • Build and steward key funder relationships in Kenya and East Africa, including establishing and maintaining relationships

  • Coordinate with key programs; Finance and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) staff to prepare proposals and reports

  • Support the Development Team in planning, organizing and hosting (or co-hosting) donor site visits to Nairobi (both institutional and individual donors)

  • Identify and share funding opportunities with refugee led/serving Community Based.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 3-5 years professional experience in development/fundraising in Kenya or East Africa, preferred experience in Nairobi

  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

  • Excellent, persuasive communication skills (writing and verbal) that engage and inspire others.

  • At least two years of demonstrated grant writing experience.

  • Familiarity in managing funder relationships in all stages of the donor management life-cycle (identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship).

  • Familiarity with the philanthropic community in Kenya preferred.

  • Experience working with donor management and CRM software (such as Salesforce) preferred.

  • Demonstrated passion for RefugePoint’s mission and alignment with its values.

  • Knowledge and understanding of refugee issues.

  • Strong time management and prioritization skills; ability to work independently and meet hard deadlines.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; RefugePoint Development Manager Jobs in Kenya

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