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Programme Funding Director – Ol Pejeta Conservancy


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Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities include: Lead the development, execution and monitoring of the programme funding strategy; Using an innovative and proactive approach to business development, maintain a steady pipeline of funding opportunities and develop strategic partnerships that ensure stable income growth and excellence in grant management; Lead the development of Institutional; Trusts and Foundations and Corporate funding portfolios; Lead capacity building and foster cross-functional collaboration across the organization, in order to access and increase partnership income; Providing oversight of: programme led funding approaches; multi-stakeholder programme and funding opportunities; and developing tools for proposal development through to inception workshops; Support Ol Pejetaâs Programme Design and Project Management function to develop and embed systems, policies, processes, to ensure that the organization works to the highest standards in grant management; Provide thought leadership on aid modalities such as donor advised funds, tenders, working in consortia; As a senior manager, actively contribute to team and department objectives through decision making and action on planning, budgeting, monitoring and reporting.

Education and qualifications

Bachelors or equivalent in a relevant field preferably Fundraising / International Development; Masters degree is advantageous; Excellent verbal and written communication with fluency in English,

Essential skills, knowledge, and experience

Relevant experience working in an international NGO or philanthropy environment with diverse workforce; Experience in restricted funding streams across international markets; Strategic planning and management skills; Good connections, networks and linkages with donor agencies; Experience managing partnership funding and fundraising and grant management experts; Substantial experience cultivating donor and stakeholder relationships; Highly analytical skills with experience assessing fundraising performance across a broad range of fundraising methods; Experience in fundraising in international markets; Imaginative, entrepreneurial approach to driving change and achieving results; Exceptional interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills; Strong proposal writing and budget development skills; Ability to manage and facilitate complex projects and processes; Experience working on the African continent with a deep knowledge of key conservation and community development issues. Self-motivated and tenacious; Ability to inspire, motivate and lead others positively, including from a distance; Ability to work in a multicultural environment and demonstrate innovative practices; Willingness to travel internationally as required; Willingness to be on call for donor enquiries out of hours; Tech savvy.

Desirable skills, knowledge, and experience

Experience start-up fundraising operations and change management; Tendering and project management experience; Personal network of contacts and relationships in donor agencies; Demonstrable experience raising and managing at least 6 figure sums from restricted donors A natural ability to multi-task and problem solve, able to prioritise workload based on strategic and tactical business priorities; able to deliver results consistently on-time

Are you the right person for the job? Please address the person specification in your application as it enables us to identify the skills, knowledge and experience you have to be able to do the job effectively. Please check your application and make sure you meet all the essential criteria listed, in addition your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria.


Applications, consisting of covering letter explaining why you feel you should be considered for this post with a full CV and contact details for two referees .

Please note, only applications that total no more than five pages in length for the CV and cover letter together will be considered.

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 19 th November 2023.

NOTE: ONLY SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED. Regrettably, due to limited resources and the high number of applications we receive, we are only able to contact short-listed candidates. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds who share our commitment to conservation and community empowerment.

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