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  • Posted: Jul 26, 2022
    Deadline: Sep 30, 2022
  • Sanergy is an award-winning social venture that builds healthy, prosperous communities by making hygienic sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban informal settlements. Our systems-based approach to solving the sanitation crisis involves five key steps: we build a dense network of franchised micro-entrepreneurs, who operate low-cost, high...
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    Senior Grants Manager - Sanergy

    About the role

    The Senior Grants Manager joins us at a critical juncture. Sanergy is ramping up expansion in Kenya and throughout sub-Saharan Africa with its innovative circular economy approach, while at the same time undertaking pioneering research on regenerative agriculture in Africa and entering into both traditional and blockchain-enabled carbon markets. The hire will be uniquely responsible for identifying and securing grants with key multilaterals, research agencies, prizes, and foundations. The manager will work closely with both our operations and finance teams to successfully realize the goals of these grants. The manager will also lead a small grants team. We are looking for someone who has great, relevant networks and  impeccable communication skills, is relentlessly creative, and deeply mission-aligned with our team. 

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Achieve Sanergy’s ambitious fundraising targets through building partnerships with key stakeholders
    • Lead strategy for all aspects of donor relationships, including conducting baseline prospect-identification and research, preparation of proposals, solicitation, closure, and stewardship.
    • Develop and implement a robust, standardized process for researching, developing and managing a strong pipeline of grant-funding opportunities
    • Lead the the grant team in developing excellent concept notes and applications with a high success rate
    • Build strong, trust-based relationships with key stakeholders at multilaterals, governments, research institutions, and in the regenerative agriculture industry. 
    • Represent Sanergy externally with funders, government,  and other key stakeholders. 
    • Engage operational teams to understand their challenges and needs, and work with them to realize successful grants
    • Engage finance teams to work seamlessly for project planning and timely reporting


    1. 5 years of experience and proven track record in building partnerships, particularly with  institutional funders. A track record in raising and managing >2.5M / year is desired.
    2. Deep, relevant networks in the multilateral donor circles. 
    3. Highly organized and able to follow through and prioritize tasks.
    4. Impeccable integrity and ethics.
    5. An highly effective communicator at all levels in the organization, with strong oral and written skills and a willingness to share information; required fluency in English.
    6. Experience with people management

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: using the position as subject of email.

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