USIU-Africa Development Officer Jobs in Kenya
USIU-Africa Development Officer Jobs in KenyaJob Purpose The Development Officer will be in charge of establishing a robust coordination mechanism with USIU-Africa’s stakeholders to achieve overall effectiveness in fundraising.
Maintaining partnerships and networks for donors, alumni and volunteers;
Planning, implementing and promoting fundraising programs that support USIU-Africa’s strategic intent and Schools’ priorities;
Profiling and advancing Schools’ flagship projects and events;
Identify and research for fundraising and grants opportunities that match USIU-Africa’s strategic intent;
Communication and engagement of USIU-Africa’s current partners and prospects to facilitate solicitation for grants, donations, partnerships and sponsorships;
Maintain active records for all existing funders and keep track of pledges and donations accurately at the school level;
Prepare draft case statements for fundraising activities and provide institutional information for grant applications;
Plan, implement and monitor fundraising programs at the schools in accordance with existing university guidelines, and mobilize participation from all actors;
Provide precise information about ongoing fundraising programmes for sharing in USIU-Africa’s formal communication channels and social media, for sustained donor interest and alumni giving;
Carry out due diligence on potential fundraising partners to promote compatible and sustainable partnerships, in accordance with existing university guidelines;
Recruit and manage volunteers to participate in various fundraising activities and promote active participation in fundraising by USIU-Africa’s internal stakeholders.
Specialized Tools/Facilities Required to Effectively Undertake the Job
Knowledge of CARS
Must have Public Relations skills
Must demonstrate knowledge of software to enable automation of fundraising and grant tracking
Must have presentation and report writing skills, in addition to knowledge of and communication tools such as Desktop Publishing, Graphics Software, Presentations, and Office Suite.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in Business Management, International Relations, PR and Communications or any other related field;
1-3 years’ experience in resource mobilization.
Skills and Competencies
Superior written, verbal and organizational skills,
Excellent interpersonal skills,
Ability to work closely with high level staff/faculty and university committees,
Read, write and speak fluent English.
Analytical, organizational and time management skills
Computer and IT skills
Performance Measures and Targets
Sustained fundraising and grants income
Viable relationships and partnerships forged
Accurate donor and prospect information
Accurate records of donations and pledges by individuals and institutions
Personal Attributes & Competencies
Confident and self-assured.
Takes initiative to leverage opportunities and tackle challenges.
Uses creativity and critical thinking to identify solutions.
Able to work as part of a team and independently.
Builds and maintains strong relationships with stakeholders.
Good in multi-tasking, able to work quickly and effectively.
Working knowledge and understanding of the value of storytelling in print, digital and social media channels.
Commitment to USIU-Africa’s vision and values.
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; USIU-Africa Development Officer Jobs in Kenya
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