The Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA) is seeking to hire a competent resource mobilization officer to facilitate its fundraising efforts.

The officer is expected to contribute towards improvement of financial sustainability of the organization by designing and writing grant proposals to potential partners (government, private sector; development partners among others); identifying and seizing fundraising opportunities; diversification of funding streams for the organization and establishing value-adding contacts and relationships for the benefit of the organization. 

The officer will also be expected to understand reporting requirements for various partners; develop and implement monitoring and evaluation systems to ensure impact and effectiveness of the organization’s programmatic work; Work closely with other staff in regard to conceptualization; planning, writing, reviewing; communication and submission of the relevant documents for a targeted resource mobilization initiative. 

Qualifications for the Resource Mobilization Officer

  • Bachelors Degree in Development Studies or other Social Sciences from a recognized University. Possession of additional programme & resource mobilization trainings will be an added advantage
  • At least 5 years’ experience in programming and fundraising for Civil Society Organizations/NGOs. Experience in fundraising for a membership organization will be an added advantage.
  • Proven proposal writing skills and evidence of successful resource mobilization initiatives undertaken
  • Demonstrable ability to develop relationships and networks that are of value to organization fundraising initiatives
  • Demonstrable coordination skills and understanding of non-governmental project management cycle
  • Proven ability to work and deliver within strict deadlines and manage conflicting priorities
  • Proven self-drive and ability to play a leadership role within an organization 

How to apply:
Interested candidates should send a covering letter highlighting their suitability and a CV to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before 28th February 2017 at 5pm. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.