Reporting to: Board of Trustees


  • Developing, implementing and monitoring fundraising strategies that includes yearly targets to meet the costs of the current and future programmes.
  • Coordinating all Foundation functions and activities; Grow Foundation kitty through donations.
  • Approaching and raising funds from companies, trusts, partners/donors, Banks and foundations within Kenya and abroad.
  • Developing, managing and updating databases to record donor contacts and preference information
  • Maintaining a network of corporate contacts and effectively managing and maximizing these relationships.
  • Provide regular email correspondence to foundation donors and prospective foundation donors regarding events and news pertaining to Optiven Foundation.
  • Ensuring all Foundation pillars are covered and progress on each is done.
  • Developing and coordinating web-based fundraising Sending thank you notes to all Foundation Donors and partners
  • Monitoring and evaluating partners’ communications on a regular basis; Briefing the Trustees on partner specific communication.
  • Conducting research on potential donors/partners such as trusts, foundations, companies and high net worth individuals who’s philanthropic or funding criteria match the Foundation’s vision and activities.
  • Research on other Foundations strategies and update trustees for benchmarking. 
  • Managing and coordination of all Foundation events flawlessly Hyping the Foundation through social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Sale of books and other Foundation branded materials. At least 10 books sold in every event
  • Preparing detailed weekly reports and ensuring they are with your supervisor by close of week.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Social Sciences or Community Development,
  • Preferable has worked in NGO charitable organization
  • Sociable and good attitude
  • Ability to use social media platforms
  • Ability to work independently, within a team and with strict deadlines.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent management & communication skills
  • Organisational/planning skills
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research


  • Application are to be send to by end of october 2019 and addressed to the Human Resource Manager, the subject title should read Foundation Coordinator.