Communications and Fundraising Associate

Position: Communications and Fundraising Associate (full time)
Proposed start date:  April 1 2019
Office Location: Kenyatta Market, Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya

The Kenya Communications and Fundraising Associate will work hand-in-hand with the Los Angeles-based US Communications and Fundraising Associate to execute KDI’s communications and fundraising strategies, chiefly through content creation and grant research and writing, among other responsibilities. They will report to KDI’s Executive Director (ED) and Associate Director and work closely with the KDI-Kenya Community and Research Directors, as well as various project managers and coordinators. The candidate must be both a creative and strategic thinker, who will support the ongoing development and implementation of KDI's communications and fundraising strategies through strong storytelling and thorough planning. This is a tremendous opportunity for an emerging communications and fundraising leader to strengthen the internal capacity of a highly innovative, dynamic, and impactful organisation while advancing their professional capabilities.

A summary of the roles and responsibilities is below: 

Public Relations and Communications

Specific responsibilities include:

o    Draft and edit content for digital communications (website, e-newsletter, email appeals, blog, and social media) for promotional, educational, fundraising, informational, and networking purposes to support and raise awareness of KDI’s work.
o    Coordinate with project staff to develop and write social media content and interact with online audiences as required.
o    Develop promotional materials and project-related communications such as annual reports, press releases, flyers, posters, presentations and handouts for a range of internal (staff, board members) and external (donors, funders, media, partners) audiences.
o    Support the development of presentations and other communications materials for Executive, Associate, Community and Research Directors as needed to support dissemination of KDI model and impacts.
o    Be an advocate for responsive design, research and community development in Nairobi and further afield.
o    Be available for regional and international travel as requiredo    Other communications and public relations duties as required.

Fundraising, Business Development and Strategic Planning

Specific responsibilities include:

o    Maintain and update grants database and calendar to support effective fundraising planning
o    Research, coordinate, and write government, private, corporate and international grant and contract proposals and reports to support Kenya-based work in collaboration with program staff, project partners, Directors, and US Communications and Fundraising Associate.
o    Inform, update, recognise, and cultivate Kenya-based donors in an efficient and timely manner through individualised correspondence, donor database management, gift processing, and in-person meetings as needed.
o    Other business development and fundraising duties as required.

Project and Program Management and Delivery

Specific responsibilities include:

o    Facilitate seamless communication between KDI and community partners
o    Support collection of community-level impact data (qualitative and quantitative), photography and other materials for project evaluation, reporting, fundraising, and communications

Human Resources Management

Financial and Administration Management

Qualifications and Experience

Desired Profile

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Vera Bukachi, Research Director at