Deputy Director of Fundraising - Kenya - Kenya
- Harare, Zimbabwe
|Job Role||Deputy Director of Fundraising - Kenya|
|Employment Type||Full Time|
|Years of Experience||10|
|Nationality||Kenyan or East African Nationalities|
|Degree||ndergraduate or graduate degree in economics, communications, business, and/or international development/policy subjects|
This role will report directly to the Head of Fundraising, and represents a senior leadership role on the 30-person team. This position will provide oversight of the day-to-day running of the fundraising department and strategic input on team structure, systems, and portfolio.
Strong candidates must have excellent communication and management skills, be highly organized, and be capable of expertly handling a large, complex scope of people and funding projects.
This role will work with the Head of Fundraising and senior fundraisers on the team to pursue an $80M annual fundraising portfolio, made up of donors from across the public, institutional, and individual donor segments.
The company is fortunate to work with some of the world’s most innovative global funding partners. Their diverse funding partners represent high stewardship responsibility, and this role must be able to collaborate across their writing, finance, and compliance teams to support responsible management of their dynamic portfolio.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
40% of your time:
Day-to-day fundraising team oversight: Provide day-to-day oversight of key fundraising activities across the department, including:
Prospecting: Work with team members to design and evaluate research projects - to analyze new geographies and markets, identify new donors, and unlock new network-building opportunities - to build our pipeline of future funding prospects.
Proposal and report writing: Work with grant writing team to design compelling grant proposals and reports. While this role will not directly write grants, we are looking for a candidate with strong writing skills, and the proven ability to communicate complicated ideas in a clear, simple, and inspiring way.
Donor meetings and presentations: Work with senior fundraisers to ensure thoughtful and strategic donor interactions, via meeting prep advice, talking point review, and presentation review.
Portfolio analysis and strategy: Work with Head of Fundraising to evaluate and prioritize growing pipeline of new funding opportunities, and design strategies for pursuing.
20% of time: Fundraising Origination:
Independently build a pipeline of fundraising opportunities, from foundations, governments, and individuals across the globe. Leverage this pipeline to steadily build own fundraising portfolio, and/or to open up funding opportunities for other senior fundraisers on the team. Directly contribute to the department’s annual fundraising goals.
20% of time: Team-Wide Initiatives
Design and execute high-value team-wide initiatives in collaboration with the Head of Fundraising, including annual budgeting, team hiring, managing and reviewing team-wide systems/structures, and pushing forward key process innovations and improvements.
20% of time: Strategic Input
At the Fundraising Team level - Design and manage the Fundraising department’s annual OKRs (Objectives and Key Results), working through and with other leaders on the team. Additionally, contribute to the long-term fundraising strategy in collaboration with the Head of Fundraising, the CEO, and senior fundraisers on the team.
At the Org-Wide level - Work with senior leadership across the organization, on partnership design, resource allocation, and fundraising-field team collaboration.
Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
Likely holds an undergraduate or graduate degree in economics, communications, business, and/or international development/policy subjects;
Speaks the language of business and non-profits/social enterprises. Our donors are looking for someone with business fluency (can communicate financial sustainability, return on investment, impact per donor dollar, etc.).
10 years of relevant background in fundraising/ business development and people and team management.
Passion for and demonstrated experience in international development or the social sector more broadly.
Familiarity with Salesforce or other CRMs/donor databases a plus.<br
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