HAART Kenya is currently recruiting for the position of a Fundraising Officer. The Officer shall coordinate all respective operations and manage the fundraising strategy within our organization that generates funds to drive our mission and ensures HAART’s long long–term organizational sustainability. The professional is supposed to coordinate, together with the director and program management of the organization, the whole process from identifying donor resources to proposal writing and raising funds through cultivating donor relationships based on the organizational values. The Officer will work closely with our internal departments, as well as external clients, donors, and various members of the community.
Key Responsibilities and Duties
Development and implementation of a fundraising strategy in line with HAART’s Strategic Plan.
Develop and manage a fundraising budget along with budget monitoring.
Develop and implement clear monitoring indicators of the fundraising strategy, with MEL.
Develop and maintain a donor database, including initial donor profiling and in–depth analysis.
Continuous monitoring of external environment undertaking independent research in identifying (alternative) resources that ensure long–term sustainability of the organization.
Coordination, preparation, monitoring and timely compilation of grant proposals together with Program Management and Director.
Development and maintenance of a fundraising calendar and support of Communication Officer to develop donor specific communication tactics.
Develop and implement donor relationship management tools that ensure cultivation of trustful and long term relationships based on HAART Values
Design and implement fundraising campaigns based on HAART’s values (online as well as in person; in Kenya as well as international)
Coordinate respective fundraising teams for campaigns and events
Close collaboration with HAART Poland, internal Communication Officer, Program Management and Finance to support holistic donor engagement from
Capacity development for HAART staff in proposal development
Engagement and coordination of fundraising champions (local and abroad)
Reviewing of policies and suggestions for enhancement, where necessary
Essential Criteria & Qualification
Bachelor’s degree in PR, Fundraising, or any related field (preferably a master’s degree)
A proven track record of a minimum of three years successful fundraising in the development sector or similar environment or previous experience in sales or marketing also acceptable
Knowledge of fundraising environment (and NGO sector), understanding of different processes and techniques
Experience in monitoring and implementing fundraising strategies and budgets
Experience in developing, writing and submitting grant applications for projects/organizations
Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills – innovative/creative thinker
Excellent relationship management and interpersonal skills, proven ability to build, manage and develop key stakeholder, client and donor relationships
Excellent organizational skills, ability to plan, balance and cope with competing priorities
Highly self–motivated and able to drive initiatives as well as collaborating with teams
Method of Application
Qualified candidates are invited to send one PDF of their cover letter, CV, contact information for 3 references and salary expectations to [email protected] using the position title as the subject of your e–mail. Only complete applications will be reviewed and short–listed candidates contacted.
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