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Open Vacancies Hand in Hand Eastern Africa


Job Summary

Responsible for implementation of program activities specifically under the accelerator cohort within the assigned target areas and communities in compliance with established policies and procedures.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 1 year

For more information & Application process: Brighter Monday


The position shall be responsible for Identifying and developing Institutional Partnerships and
Donor Care for HiH EA to enable in the attainment of long-term organizational resource sustainability. Reporting relationship: Fundraising and Partnerships Manager

Duties and responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and accountability in the development and management of the Institutional partnerships development strategy.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and periodic review of institutional partners and donors’ business plans.
  • Support the development of Institutional Partnership function’s annual budgets, and manage its utilization and monitoring.
  • Provide overall technical support and advice on Institutional Partnership function to theorganization.
  • Develop and maintain up to date and accurate database of international and local Institutional partner or donor organizations.
  • Regularly monitor and engage different donor portfolios and areas of presence to identify donor opportunities that may include call for proposals.
  • Coordinate all key departments and functions in development and writing of concept notes and funding proposal processes to ensure to adherence to funding guidelines and HiH EA internal fundraising policies.
  • Coordinate concepts and proposal and proposal feedback mechanism with HiH EA and the donors.
  • Develop key messages and case for support to facilitate fundraising initiatives for HiH EA with Institutional donors.
  • Coordinate contractual process with institutional donors.
  • In collaboration with M&E and Operations technical staff, maintain an updated HiH EA
    capacity statements as per the institutional donor interests.Build and maintain relationships with existing institutional donors to maximize value, maintain effective communication, proactively provide donor updates, and respond timely to donor requests.
  • Pursue actively innovative ways of cooperation with institutional donors for funding opportunities.
  • Coordinate HiH EA team in designing programmes that leverage unique, high value
    contributions of the institutional donors.
  • In collaboration with Operations unit, coordinate institutional donor exposure to HiH EA work to appreciate its wide capacity.
  • Coordinate leadership interaction, meetings and engagements, and representation of HiH in relevant high profile meetings.
  • Actively network and initiate strategic meetings between institutional donor’s/donor
    representative and the Chief Executive Officer or a designee
  • Undertake research on new and innovative projects and ideas that will be developed further into products, opportunities, concepts and proposals.
  • Establish and manage a well-coordinated institutional donor appreciation (thank you) process and action.
  • In consultation with PR and Communication and ICT design messages to share with Institutional Donors both online and offline.
  • Coordinate with Operations, M&E and PR & Communications to ensure timely and accurate
    Institutional donor grants reporting and documentation of M&E findings including reports, case studies, experiences, lessons and best practice.
  • Represent and participate in relevant forums whenever nominated.
  • Maintain good public relations and promote voice and visibility on the work of HiH EA.
  • Ensure effective supervision of staff including support to recruitment, coaching and mentoring, performance management, and timely handling of grievance and disciplinary issues.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.

Job Specifications

  • At least three (3) years demonstrated experience in active fundraising and proposal development for social development in an I/NGO.
  • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Development Studies, Commerce, Business Administration/Management, Economics, and Project Management, or any
    related areas.
  • Post graduate diploma in Project Management, Public Relations or Communications is an
    added advantage.
  • Member of the Kenya Association of Fundraising Professionals (KAFP)
  • Ability to identify, build and maintain strong networks of funding sources and partners
  • Self-directed, dynamic, innovative, and highly motivated individual with strong leadership and management skills, and demonstrated ability to build, nurture and direct team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds, and develop and maintain constructive relationships and profitable networks.
  • Excellent analytical and detail-oriented individual with extensive experience in research, surveys and data management.
  • Strong communication skills (both written and spoken English and Kiswahili), and strong presentation and report writing skills.
  • Proficiency in use of MS Office Suite and relevant computer application packages
  • Strong performance drive, initiative and commitment to results.
  • Demonstrated ability to train and build capacity both at individual and team environment.

Application process

Note that the recruitment process will be handled by our third party recruitment partner. Qualified and interested candidates should forward a cover letter and CV, citing the Position and Reference Number to on or before close of business by 2nd October,2021.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


Duties and responsibilities

  • Writing/editing success stories. This involves conducting interviews and taking photos/videos in the field as well as desk work to review and edit stories by staff, beneficiaries, and partners.
  • Assist program officers to edit, format and proofread documents.
  • Assist in organizing events.
  • Capture all events (images/videos/articles) organized by HiH EA or where HiH EA is represented and publish them on all HiH EA’s social media platforms as per guidelines.
  • Maintain a gallery of images (photos/graphics) and videos.
  • Carrying out basic design and layouts of documents as well as coordinating outsourced design work for delivery as per specifications.
  • Maintain the social media sites, coordinate online discussion forums and other digital engagements aligned with HiH EA’s Marketing and communication plan with guidance from PR and Communication Officer.
  • Working with technical team, to update the HiH EA website.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.

Job Specifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in any relevant field or be in the final year.
  • Experience in using camera’s and its accessories.
  • Ability to collect information from the field activities.
  • Demonstrate ability and interest to write articles on diverse community development issues.
  • Have understanding and ability to use various social media platforms.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in using a computer and various office software packages including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Presentation.
  • Knowledge of working with Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Experience in design and layout of publications.
  • Strong editing skills both video and photography.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Must be a good team player with a high degree of initiative.
  • Innovative, creative and adaptable.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Be ready to undertake routine communication support assignments.

Application process

Qualified and interested candidates should forward a cover letter and CV ( as one attachment), citing the Position and Reference Number to on or before close of business by 24th September,2021.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


Giving Hope, Dignity and Choice

Hand in Hand Eastern Africa is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge or accept any amount or security deposit from job seekers during the selection process or while inviting candidates for an interview.

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