Grants And Institutional Fundraising Specialist




Type : Jobs
Date : July 20, 2022
Location : Nairobi,Kenya

Job Summary:

Key Responsibilities

  1. Manage key institutional awards and grants including delivering all financial and technical reporting and close-out processes.

  2. Collaborate with Hospital and Foundation teams to develop high-quality funding proposals and deliver on grant accountabilities.


  • Research, identify, and plan approaches to new institutional funding opportunities for the Foundation.

  • Provide guidance and ensure understanding of any implications, risks, and opportunities of institutional funding applications/awards.

  • Remain abreast of institutional donor trends in line with global development goals and share knowledge as appropriate across the organization.

  • Represent the Foundation at networks and forums relevant to institutional funding and funders.

  • Support other areas of fundraising as required in the development of effective fundraising proposals.

Grant Management

  • Regularly update all key internal stakeholders on the terms and conditions of donor grant agreements/contracts, including key deadlines.

  • Manage due diligence processes, facilitate donor audits and coordinate with the Head of Programmes on external evaluations.

  • Collate and manage data for publication to the Foundation’s learning system.

  • Implement the donor management system ensuring all donor contacts, engagements, and deliberations are recorded and tracked towards meeting programme needs.

  • Other duties will be assigned by the Head of the Foundation.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:  

  • A bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Business, Communications or any other related fields. A master’s qualification is preferred.

  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in institutional fundraising, grants acquisition, and management in a complex multi-country NGO with demonstrable experience in raising 5 to 6-figure incomes from multi-lateral, bilateral, trusts, foundations, and the private sector.

  • Well-informed on the latest trends in the grants sector with specially honed skills in proposal development and grants monitoring systems.

  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills to work across a complex organisation structure

  • A results-orientated leader with the ability to handle tight deadlines, and an intensive

  • workload and manage multiple conflicting organizational, donor, and other stakeholder demands.

  • Working knowledge of programs/projects cycle management.

  • Demonstrate leadership and team-building ability.

  • Working knowledge of proposal writing and negotiation skills.

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills

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