Fundraising Manager

Reporting to: Senior Manager Fundraising and Partnerships
Location: Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel to counties
Type of Position: Functional Lead
Contract Term: One Year Renewable Contract

Job purpose:
This role will be tasked with raising funds for the organization from donors. You will be required to work in collaboration with partnerships, finance and business development functions among others. You will be required to manage, retain and acquire new funding opportunities for Generation Programme Kenya.

INTERESTED candidates please submit your applications to genkcareers@generation.org attaching your latest resume and application. Shortlisting / Interviews will be conducted until the position is filled. Kindly indicate in the Email subject: Fundraising Manager. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


To be successful you'll need:

Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as Finance, Business Administration, or Commerce is preferred
  • At 3-5 years of fundraising experience in a non-profit organization or a similar environment is usually required. This experience should include managing major grants, creating and implementing successful fundraising strategies and writing successful grant proposals.
  • Strong analytical skills to assess the effectiveness of fundraising strategies, analyzing donor data, and making informed decisions about fundraising initiatives.
  • Proficiency in using fundraising and donor management software, social media platforms, and other online tools

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrate high levels of integrity and aligned with Generation vision, mission, and values.
  • Strong data analysis and experience creating, managing and monitoring budgets
  • Proficient in MS Excel and financial modeling, as well as other Office 365 applications

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to explain complex ideas in easily accessible ways tailored to different audiences.
  • Commitment to own continuing personal and professional development.
  • Ability to thrive in a high-energy, fast-paced environment and will continually push yourself and others to raise the bar
  • Believe in our mission, that fulfilling employment can change lives, and are passionate about doing social good
  • Demonstrate high levels of integrity and aligned with Generation vision, mission, and values.

Other requirements

  • You are located in Kenya and speak and write fluent English.
  • Ability to travel frequently within Kenya, and potential occasional travel in the region and internationally.

What you'll do:

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Working with project teams to define the scope and budget for projects
  • Implementing the organization’s fundraising plan
  • Identifying fundraising opportunities and organizing fundraising campaigns
  • Researching on funding opportunities
  • Developing and managing budgets for fundraising activities
  • Preparing fundraising data and performance metrics across the set budgets
  • Writing of proposals and key fundraising documentation as and when need arises
  • Collaborating with other local and global Generation colleagues such as marketing, communications, partnerships, business development & innovation, finance and risk to ensure that fundraising efforts are aligned with organizational goals and messaging.

Equality and diversity:
Generation is committed both to promoting equality and diversity within the organization and to equal opportunities in employment. We believe in equality of opportunity regardless of race or racial group (including colour, nationality, ethnicity, national origins), religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender re-assignment and gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy, maternity and paternity. This also includes any incidents of perceptive or associative discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are made entirely on merit. Generation does not ask for payment from people that apply for jobs with Generation at any stage of the hiring process. If you have any specific queries, please feel free to contact us at genkcareers@generation.org

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About Generation

Generation is a global employment nonprofit network that supports people to achieve economic mobility so they can change their lives. We train and place adults into careers that would otherwise be inaccessible and seek to improve how education to employment systems function. Generation launched in 2015 and consists of a global hub and a network of in-country affiliates that spans 18 countries. To date, Generation has more than 100,000 graduates who have earned more than $986 million in wages, and works with more than 14,000 employers, implementation partners, and funders.