The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that carries out high quality and policy-relevant research on population, health and education issues facing sub-Saharan Africa.
The Center seeks to recruit a Development Officer who will be part of the development unit that is responsible for providing leadership in resource mobilization and grant management for the Center’s growing portfolio of projects.
The successful candidate will support the Center’s fundraising efforts through identification and participation in developing competitive proposals in response to funding opportunities. Additionally, s/he will support in analyzing funding pipeline and grant implementation progress to advice programs teams and management on how to remain competitive.
Support implementation of the fundraising strategy and budgeting for resource mobilization activities;
Coordinate timely review and negotiation of partners and donor contracts;
Facilitate project start-up and closure, including inception and close-out meetings;
Update document and project management systems for assigned programs;
Maintain an up-to-date database of potential funding opportunities and keep track of all fundraising efforts;
Manage regular communication and follow-ups with current and potential funders;
Participate in preparation of timely narrative and financial reports to funders and partners as required;
Conduct due diligence on prospective partners, develop partnership agreements and ensure compliance at all times;
Analyze funding pipeline and grant implementation progress to advice programs teams and management on how to remain competitive; and
Support APHRC’s long-term corporate social responsibility programs in the communities.
Qualifications, experience and skills:
A Bachelor’s degree and a postgraduate training in a relevant field from a recognized university;
Professional qualification in fundraising, donor relations and grants management would be an added advantage;
At least 3 years’ experience of relevant demonstrated experience in international development;
Knowledge of various donor requirements and demonstrated experience working with one or more of the following categories of funders; bilateral, multilateral, Corporations, US Foundations and various Government agencies;
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively work with diverse teams;
Excellent written and oral communication skills; and
Advanced skills in analyzing modeling data with Microsoft excel will be an added advantage.
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply through our recruitment portal http://hrs.aphrc.org by July 13, 2018. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Cover letters should be addressed to:
The Human Resources Officer African Population and Health Research Center, Inc APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru P. O. Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi Website: www.aphrc.org
APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of children