We’re Hiring: Fundraising Coordinator

June 2, 2017 1:18 pm by BSD

Job Summary

The Fundraising Coordinator will be tasked with soliciting and securing funds for various development organizations and other related organizations in addition to managing the fundraising function for the organization. He or she will be responsible for overseeing all the fundraising functions of the organization. Responsibilities include but not limited to managing the budget, developing donors database and grant writing. In addition the coordinator must create effective strategies for maximizing donations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and operationalize effective fundraising strategies and actions for development organizations and other related organizations targeting the both the local and international market;
  2. Identifying donor opportunities, develop donor databases, respond to donor tenders and call for proposals, develop grant proposals and write appeals;
  3. Conduct periodic fundraising market research and intelligence both in the local and international market arena to inform the plan, audience, channel, offer and related benchmarking of new product proposition;
  4. Set up local supporter acquisition and retention (supporter journey) programmes for various development organizations and other related organizations;
  5. Set up and manage fundraising and funding infrastructure aimed at ensuring effective supporter recruitment, retention and communication;
  6. Liaison with private agencies, the government and other organizations to explore potential collaborations for raising funds for various development organizations and other related organizations;
  7. Achieve set fundraising targets within the agreed time frame;
  8. In collaboration with development organizations and other related organizations teams, coordinate and oversee effective and efficient donor communications including project updates through newsletters and other innovative tools;
  9. In consultation with the development organizations and other related organizations, organize and coordinate donor visits to programme sites to showcase clients’ work;
  10. Promote development organizations and other related organizations brand and visibility through intensive internal and external communications and public relations;
  11. Oversee design and development of fundraising promotional materials for brand awareness and visibility creation;
  12. Represent the development organizations and other related organizations at donor meetings and undertake follow-up of potential funding opportunities;
  13. Plan fundraising events such as dinners, receptions, and parties;
  14. Keep in contact with the CEO, appraising them of fundraising successes.


Qualification and Competencies

To deliver on the purpose of this position you will need to have a;

  • A good conceptual, analytical, presentation and writing skill;
  • The ability to influence and negotiate at different levels;
  • Experience of managing donor relationships;
  • The understanding of different donor requirements and management of donor relationships
  • Excellent Public relations and marketing skills;
  • High level of IT proficiency in use of MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and E-mail

Our suitable candidate should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Development Studies, Social Sciences or its equivalent from a recognized university,
  • Master’s Degree is desirable;
  • Satisfactorily served as a voluntary/ individual fundraising/ resource mobilization officer  or a comparable position with similar responsibilities in similar organizations for a minimum period of five (5) years;
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of programming issues, resource mobilization including supporter marketing product development, marketing channels, supporter acquisition and retention;
  • Membership in the Association of Fundraisers in Kenya is desirable;
  • Demonstrable experience of raising funds from local and international donors;
  • Strong understanding of project management.

If you fit this description, please send your CV to hr@bsd.co.ke