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  • Posted: Sep 28, 2022
    Deadline: Oct 7, 2022
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    Biovision Africa Trust (BvAT) is a not-for-profit organization established in Kenya in 2009 by the Biovision Foundation for ecological development in Switzerland and supported by the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in Nairobi. The Trust’s goal is to alleviate poverty and improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Ke...
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    Re-advertisement: Fundraising and Resource Mobilization Officer

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Work closely with BvAT management team and departmental unit leaders to develop/review a fundraising strategy and ensure its implementation.
    • Develop and deliver integrated communications campaigns across PR, advertising, direct marketing, digital and social media activities to raise the profile of BvAT among various target audience including donors, development partners, farmer associations etc.
    • Support program teams on gap analysis and needs identification and package concept notes and proposals for raising funds.
    • Pro–actively engage with key stakeholders, including government, private sector, development partners and donors, for purposes of fundraising and resource mobilization.
    • Research and identify new institutional funding sources for Excellent and our partners, regularly monitoring for opportunities, sharing with relevant team members and helping to plan approaches to them.
    • Maintain an updated database of current and potential donors including their funding priorities, history, proposal documents, milestones, potential fundraising scenarios for each program, and upcoming deadlines
    • Oversee grant acquisition processes as guided by BvAT and donor policies.
    • Write press releases, organize press calls, respond to media inquiries.
    • Undertake networking activities in order to keep up–to–date with developments in funding practices and sources.
    • Support the Executive Director and programme leads to prepare for meetings with donors and participate in these meetings as appropriate.
    • Manage a system for all grant contacts, information and deadlines for each grant award and new fundraising opportunity.
    • Provide monthly updates to the fundraising committee regarding fundraising duties and events.
    • Be responsible for BvAT’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.
    • Undertake any other relevant responsibility assigned by the supervisor.

    Required Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge

    • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, International Relations, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Development Studies, Social Sciences, and Communications or a related area. A Master’s degree will be an added advantage..
    • A minimum of 5 years of proven experience in fundraising and grant writing having raised substantial funding from a broad range of sources including corporate, local, and institutional donors.
    • Proven experience of working for National and or International NGOs in the Agriculture or related sector is preferred.
    • Proficiency in using windows operating system as well as Microsoft office applications (Microsoft word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

    Skills and special aptitudes:

    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
    • Being diplomatic, professional, and enthusiastic.
    • Has excellent attendance and positive attitude to the job.
    • Excellent analytical reporting skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal, cooperation, and networking skills.
    • Ability to work independently and take initiative.
    • Multicultural understanding.
    • Positively accept diversity and differences.

    Method of Application

    If you believe you qualify for this position then please apply with your CV and cover letter as one file indicating a summary of your key qualifications and expected salary and benefits to info@biovisionafricatrust.org with the job title: Fundraising and Resource Mobilization Officer, on the subject line to be received no later than October 7, 2022. We will not accept applications without a CV and cover letter. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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