Careers At Ujamaa

Ujamaa-Africa, is an NGO that promotes economic empowerment, personal security and health for vulnerable women through prevention strategies.
We are continuously carrying out fundraising efforts to sustain and scale up our interventions to new areas. We are also continually communicating with various government agencies and other NGO’s working in our field in order to facilitate productive collaborations.

current vacancies

    Business Development Officer


We are looking for a development professional keen to be an integral part of local and international fundraising team working on securing grants in the prevention of Gender Based Violence. This efforts are geared towards;

  1. Accelerating the growth of fundraising across a diversified range of income streams to achieve long term, sustainable income growth.
  2. To develop partnerships and supporter relationships which enhance the wish experience, generate donations in-kind and improve understanding of the impact of a wish.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Development of quality proposals, targeted at both in-country donors and corporates as well as external donors for achievement of a diversified grants income as per the targets agreed in the Country Strategy Program;
  2. Diversification of grants income as per targets agreed in the Country Strategic Program;
  3. Provide effective management of relationships with donors and National Offices;
  4. Provide effective management of grants including grants systems as well as quality and timely reports;
  5. Locates or proposes potential funding opportunities by contacting potential partners;
  6. Discovering and exploring new opportunities for Ujamaa’s growth.
  7. Closing new funding deals by coordinating requirements; developing and negotiating contracts; integrating contract requirements with Ujamaa’s operations.
  8. Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.
  9. Enhancing Ujamaa’s reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to the organization.
  10. Management and coordination of concept papers and proposal development and dissemination;
  11. Support Program Coordinators in grants development and management related roles
  12. Accelerate income growth in a sustainable manner across a diverse range of income streams and embed a culture of fundraising across the organization that provide a sustainable source of income and donations in-kind to Ujamaa
  13. Grow income from events and manage key relationships with committee members

    Skills and Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Sales, Marketing, Communication. PR or Business management or any other other related discipline.
  2. Fluent oral, written and presentation skills
  3. Proven experience in local fundraising, strategic planning and marketing or a proven track record of sealing major deals.
  4. 3 years relevant experience in development within a large INGO or similar at a senior level in an organization
  5. Demonstrated experience in the grants development and management is an added advantage
  6. A good understanding of programs.
  7. A commitment to, and understanding of participatory approaches to development.
  8. Excellent fundraising, proposal and report writing skills for different donor requirements – institutional, corporate and other donors.
  9. Planning skills and ability to meet strict deadlines
  10. Excellent grant management skills, including ability to identify challenges and provide or work with teams to propose possible solutions
  11. Knowledge of programming processes, systems and principles, and the ability to provide leadership and support staff working on grant-related programmes
  12. Strong negotiation, facilitating and influencing skills
  13. Networking and relationship development skills
  14. Strong team building and motivational skills
  15. Ability to interact and work effectively with others
  16. Proficiency in computer use.

           How to Apply

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply through our recruitment


Applications will be considered until January 31, 2018. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Cover letters should be addressed to: - The Human Resources Officer, Ujamaa Africa, and P.O Box 18265-00100 Nairobi.