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Humanitarian Fundraising Specialist


Product & Project Management

NGO, NPO & Charity KSh Confidential
1 week ago

Job Summary

This is an exciting opportunity for a Humanitarian Fundraising specialist who wants to help people harness their own power to achieve a feminist, just, green transition in the 45 countries where ActionAid works.

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Mid level
  • Experience Length:4 years

Job Description/Requirements

Position: Humanitarian Fundraising Specialist

Location: ActionAid (AA) Global Secretariat (GS) Hub in Johannesburg/Nairobi/London or an AAI Country Office

Contract duration:    Permanent

Entry Salary: £52,192 per annum plus benefits

Closing date: 5 October 2022  

If you have the expertise to take on this exciting opportunity, please visit our website for further details.

The Role:

This is an exciting opportunity for a Humanitarian Fundraising specialist who wants to help people harness their own power to achieve a feminist, just, green transition in the 45 countries where ActionAid works.  


You will lead in securing humanitarian and resilience funding opportunities and providing strategic leadership and humanitarian fundraising support for a variety of humanitarian programmes, projects and collaborative initiatives in different locations. You will provide funding direction in line with the humanitarian and resilience commitments in ActionAid’s 2018-2028 strategy “Action for Global Justice”. This includes development of ActionAid’s humanitarian and resilience fundraising strategy, which feeds into ActionAid’s Global Fundraising Strategy another humanitarian donor specific engagements, identifying new donors, managing existing donor relationships with the International Humanitarian and Resilience (IHART) team, ensuring that donor compliance requirements are met and facilitating the development of new programme designs and proposal. You will work closely with ActionAid countries where humanitarian assistance is required, prioritizing Red & Orange Alert emergencies, protracted crisis including preparedness / Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and will build links with international and regional funding leads. Further, you will work closely with a wide range of external and internal stakeholders to secure sustainable funding for the Feminist Humanitarian Network (FHN) as well as facilitating the internal and external uptake of feminist funding policies that support shifting the power and funding to women’s and young people’s organisations and networks. You will represent ActionAid in senior humanitarian funding/programme fora, working groups and other meetings in support of global, regional and national humanitarian and resilience fundraising. You will support countries, partners and allies to develop humanitarian fundraising strategies as relevant and appropriate and lead on staff and partner capacity strengthening on all aspects of humanitarian fundraising as required. 


Who we're looking for: 

 With significant  experience in in a similar role preferably in a multi-country setting, you should also have demonstratable experience in the areas of working with humanitarian fundraising across contexts and experience in securing and managing funds from major humanitarian institutional donors and other philanthropies.


You should also have strong commitment to ActionAid’s values and ethos, including ActionAid’s feminist leadership principles.


You should have knowledge and practical application of strengthening capacity of individuals and teams in humanitarian fundraising. You should have significant experience of multi-donor budget development and financial management.


You should also have strong planning skills and  sound skills in capacity strengthening in relation to fundraising and humanitarian programme development. You should have highly developed interpersonal, influencing and relationship skills. It is vital that you have the ability to work under pressure while managing multiple tasks to tight deadlines across time zones and for a variety of internal and external audiences


What we offer:

ActionAid is committed to providing a welcoming, supportive workplace where we recognise a job well done, encourage close collaboration and sharing power, and where safeguarding standards and feminist leadership are exemplified everywhere. At ActionAid, you can look forward to  a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment, including


  • A workplace that embraces intersectional feminist principles 
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption pay 

How to apply: 

Please click on the "apply"  button to start the application process: Applications close on 5 October 2022. Please upload an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile. 


Please check your application and make sure you meet all the essential criteria listed in the person specification. In addition, your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria. If you do not meet at least all the essential criteria, please do not apply as we only consider candidates if they meet the essential criteria listed on the job description.

Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants. Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

ActionAid International will not consider unsolicited candidates from recruitment agencies. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.


About us: 

ActionAid is a global federation working for a world free from poverty and injustice. 

ActionAid International welcomes applications from all sections of the community and promotes diversity. Qualified women leaders and candidates from marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.  

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