Kenya: Communication and fundraising Manager/Consultant

Organization: Global Peace and Prosperity Initiative
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Dec 2016

Job title: Communication and Fundraising manager/Consultant

Location: Nairobi, Kenya.

Responsible to: Country Director

Starting date: As soon as possible, or early January 2017

Duration: One year.

Working hours: Full time or part time to be agreed

Closing date: 31 December, 2016

GLOBAL PEACE AND PROSPERITY INITIATIVE (GLOPPI) strives to eliminate underlying causes and impacts of violent conflicts, poverty and related climate and environmental changes, and poor governance. In collaboration with others, GLOPPI intends to empower the poor, marginalized, excluded and the suffering people to lead peaceful and prosperous life.

GLOPPI focuses its operation in Africa where extremely poverty, poor governance and violent conflict exist and occur. This is an exciting position for those individuals who are interested in career development and growth within the organisation. Therefore, GLOPPI would like to receive applications for this interesting and exciting position from qualified and self-motivated individuals.

Key responsibilities/duties

A. Representation and fundraising

  1. Represent GLOPPI in key forums and coordination meetings.

  2. Support the organisation and the partners to comply donor requirements in the country of operation.

  3. Contribute to the strategic planning processes and organisational growth and development

  4. Take the lead in the collection of funding information and identification of potential donors and funding organisations. Compile and maintain a database of local and international donors

  5. Consistently monitor donors’ websites and new calls for proposals

  6. Inform the partners and the staff about suitable calls for proposals in relation to ongoing activities of the organisation and its set goals and plan with the team and partner to submit applications.

  7. In coordination with the partners, take the lead in the development of fundraising strategy

  8. Build and cultivate donor relations in the designated country. Build new working relationships with donors and other NGOs by attending relevant conferences and workshops

  9. In collaboration with the senior staff and partner staff, develop winning concept notes, proposals and programmes in order to secure more funding

  10. Effectively coordinate with other partners and stakeholders by attending relevant coordination meetings and cluster coordination meetings with the government and other agencies.

  11. Maintain a database of successfully funded projects in the region and derive a list of potential partners that could be contacted for future collaborations (if opportunity arises),

  12. Attend conferences, donor meetings, seminars and workshops and establish relationships with people and build long-term working partnerships.

  13. Will be responsible for creating new possibilities for collaboration with other NGOs and groups working in the territory.

B. PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING

  1. Support the development and expansion of the GLOPPI programmes especially good governance, conflict transformation, peacebuilding, livelihoods/food security etc .

  2. Support the partners to development assessment tools and to conduct periodic quality assessment and research,

  3. In coordination with the partners, lead the development of quality winning concept notes, letter of Enquiries and proposals and development of new projects and initiatives.

  4. Support the partners in the process of development of annual, quarterly programme plans and establish communication channels with the field.

  5. Conduct periodic desk reviews on the literature of the programme sectors and compile the latest reports and publications on the same and use it for the improvement or development of programs.

  6. Generate new creative and innovative project/program ideas and develop new programs.

C. COMMUNICATION

  1. Analyse organizational/project documents and identify gaps in communication materials.

  2. In collaboration with the team, review or develop communication strategy

  3. Design and develop effective communication materials

  4. Design and develop innovative and effective communication materials which will enhance the visibility of the organisation, its projects and partners.

  5. Review the use of social media and develop new the effective ways of using the social media.

  6. Develop well-analyzed information to update the websites and develop new websites.

  7. Edit the reports from the field and write effective donor reports timely

D. PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION AND MONITORING (M&E)

  1. Monitor program implementation against work plans and overall project objectives, documenting progress and achievements, providing analysis based on monitoring and evaluation activities and adapt program strategy and implementation accordingly.

  2. Ensure effective and high-quality reporting, monitoring and evaluation systems for both internal and external use capturing best practice to support program decision-making.

  3. Support the partners to timely implement all projects and to achieve project/program objectives.

  4. Maintain regular communications on program work to the partners and other senior staff.

A. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  1. A degree in communication (journalism, mass communication etc). Masters degree is preferred.

  2. Minimum three-year experience working in international NGOs, UN-agencies and other relevant institutions as a communication officer/manager, programme development or fundraising officer/manager/coordinator.

  3. Strong analytical and should possess excellent communication skills, good ethics and be creative.

  4. Excellent writing and research skills

  5. Ability to develop concise concept notes, proposals and reports.

  6. At least three experience in fundraising or programme development or related field.

  7. Excellent understanding of donor environments or willingness to learn.

  8. Organizational and planning skills and ability to prioritise work to achieve results.

  9. Proficient in Microsoft computer applications (Word, Excel, etc.).

  10. dedication and commitment to poverty reduction and conflict management

  11. Must be Kenyan or resident in Kenya and having the work permit.

  12. Fluency in English required. Knowledge of other Horn of Africa languages preferred

  13. Should be passionate, committed, curious, honest and reliable.

  14. Have a positive attitude and an optimistic approach to life.

  15. Must possess highly developed social skills and/or outgoing personality and must have the ability to easily establish relationships with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

How to apply:

If you think you meet the job specifications, please send your CVs/Resume, motivation letter and a sample of an unedited and successful proposal or concept note or a report of your own to gloppirecruitment@gmail.com not later than 31st December 2016. Please put Communication and fundraising manager/Consultant in the subject line of your email. Unfortunately, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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