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Business Development Fundraising Manager

Organization Name: Bridging the Gap Africa
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Apply email: Not Specified
Start Date: 20-March-2023
Closing Date: 16-April-2023

About BtGA

Our Vision at Bridging the Gap Africa (BtGA) is a world filled with pedestrian footbridges connecting isolated communities who live in a Walking World. We believe that rural African communities should not suffer from the dangers posed by impassable rivers. Footbridges prevent drowning and ensure safe, uninterrupted access to education, health care, and economic opportunity. We are committed to building bridges that save lives.

Our development model is designed to bring positive and transformational impacts for those living in a walking world. The bridges provide safe access for children to attend school even during floods, and ensure that economic opportunities are not impeded by impassable rivers, thereby reducing poverty. Furthermore, by providing safe access to healthcare facilities, the bridges contribute to the overall improvement of the general health of the population. Our model is community-focused and leverages resources from the community, donors, and BtGA to build each bridge. By involving every member of the community, we aim to bring about social change that sustainably makes the world a better place.

We are committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Nondiscrimination. BtGA does not and shall not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for all members of our staff, board, partners, donors, and the people we serve.

Job Summary

The Business Development Fundraising Manager will drive the organization’s partnership and fundraising efforts to meet the organization’s financial goals. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and implement partnership, donor, and fundraising strategies and plans to secure funds from various sources, including multinational corporations, Kenyan businesses, foundations, individuals, NGOs, and government entities.

Responsibilities

Develop and implement partnership, grant, and fundraising strategies, plans, and actions to achieve annual financial goals.
Identify, prioritize, cultivate relationships with, and solicit funds from potential donors – including individuals, international businesses and organizations, Kenyan-based businesses, NGOs, foundations, and government entities.
Attend and promote BtGA at community events, business conferences, forums, and other events.
Create and execute fundraising events and campaigns, such as online fundraising, crowdfunding, and charity events and auctions.
Summarize face-to-face visits, outreach and communication, and proposal details via contact reports and regular tracking reports.
Develop and manage an opportunity pipeline of donors and a fundraising database to ensure accurate and up-to-date records of all donations and donor/partner interactions.
Manage relationships with donors/partners and outreach regularly through communications and status updates that link BtGA’s impact and contributions.
Lead donor proposals including the proposal process and writing.
Analyze data to track progress toward revenue goals and identify areas for improvement;
Collaborate with other staff members to ensure the delivery of tasks.
In accordance with BtGA’s philosophy, carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to those listed in the job description.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, communications, development, or a related field.
Minimum of three years of experience in fundraising or business development in the development sector, preferably in Kenya or East Africa including the donor landscape, requirements, and trends.
Experience developing business strategy, opportunity pipelines, and proposals;
Experience with donor engagement and management.
Excellent networking, communication, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills and the ability to represent BtGA publicly.
Ability to travel and willingness to attend events at night or on weekends when needed;
Strong oral and written communication skills in English.
Command of MS Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Fluency in English, and Kiswahili is a plus.

Skills and Attributes

Collaborative, transparent, hard-working, and communicative work ethic.
Team player, ability to work in a team and independently.
Ability to take initiative and organize your work and schedule.
Passion for the mission of BtGA and a commitment to making a difference in the lives of vulnerable populations.

Job Email id: info(at)bridgingthegapafrica.org