Webuye, Kenya

Grant Writer & Resource Mobilizer to Support Children in Kenya

Support Sustainable Cities and Communities,Decent Work and Economic Growth,Quality Education,No Poverty

Skills Needed

  • Communications
  • Crowdfunding
  • Fundraising
  • Impact Investing
  • Nonprofit Operations

Estimated workload

< 10 hours a week

Role

Team Member (Typically 6+ months)

When Can You Start?

You can start ASAP

Benefits

Meals

Accommodation

Project Details


Description and Impact

Our organization is a community based organization that works to uplift the living standard of the children within the remote part of western Kenya. Currently we are looking for Volunteer who can support our organization on a long or short term basis as a Grant Writer & Resource Mobilizer Program Assistant. Are you creative, self-motivated, and have experience fundraising? Have you had experience writing grants for nonprofit organizations? Maybe you're a people person, and love to network. If so, this may be just the opportunity for you!

Our program balances the traditional and the innovative, emphasizing excellence in academics and a thorough exposure to the arts, environment, and Community Development. We teach children to think creatively, read critically and reason logically, stressing the value of both individual learning and collaboration. We are committed to diversity, teaching students to be inclusive and to respect themselves and others as well as integrating our programs to meet the community needs.

We strongly believes that no one raises themselves - rather it takes a community of interested, imaginative, caring, and hopeful individuals to reach one's fullest potential. All of our programs are designed to foster self-confidence, self-esteem, and a sense of belonging and empowerment. We wish to see students leave our program as well-rounded, articulate, resilient and morally responsible individuals. We prepare students to meet the challenges of a demanding secondary education and continue on the path of lifelong learning. Therefore, through our SHANGILIA MTOTO WA SUBA (REJOICE AFRICAN CHILD) programme, we wish to be the there and guide the African child to rejoice despite the challenges they are facing so that they can have access to basic needs.

Deliverables

Primary responsibilities include preparation of proposals and grant applications, and performance of professional and administrative work in researching, identifying, developing and responding to public and private grant opportunities in the areas of Education, Youth Development, Health, Technology, and other related areas.

Qualified candidates should possess excellent writing and computer skills (Microsoft Office Word, Access, PowerPoint and Excel), and database management skills. The candidate must be highly organized with the ability to implement systems and follow-up processes, able to effectively work under pressure, use independent judgment and produce a quality work product within tight time constraints. Previous experience will demonstrate a proven track record in securing new funding opportunities; comprehensive knowledge of research, and the ability to distinguish and identify funding opportunities for special programs.

As a result of this project, we hope to achieve the following:

1. Access to funding (for project sustainability) so that the center can carry out its mandate within a short time as well as long time.

2. Being in partnerships and collaboration with other like minded organizations/individuals for the smooth implementation of its programme like training of staffs, access to internal as well as external resources.

3. A long time mutual partner with the volunteer as we share success of the positive impact

 

Other requirements

  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Reliable
  • Organized
  • Attention to detail
  • Desire to support Blessed Junior School

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Consistent recognition
  • Strengthen support networks for families in need
  • Meet/socialize with other volunteers and community members

We Provide These Local Benefits


Benefits Overview

  • Accommodations
  • Learning Opportunity
  • Meal Stipend
  • Good For Groups
  • Good For Families

Accommodation

Volunteers live in a home stay program while here, closely linked with the school.  Volunteers are given a chance to experience a very authentic African lifestyle in all aspects.  It is a great chance for you to be a part of a different culture and to learn about how others live their lives. Volunteers shall be given an access to their own room, access to electricity as well as water.

Learning Opportunity

  1. Explore your interests
  2. Strengthen past skills
  3. Develop new skills
  4. Learn something new
  5. Become the teacher you never knew you were
  6. Broaden your horizons by interacting with new people & places
  7. Strengthen your compassion for others
  8. Improve or develop new interpersonal skills
  9. Gain a natural sense of accomplishment through helping others
  10. Achieve a new or strengthened sense of purpose
  11. Increase your self-esteem and self-confidence
  12. Have a brighter outlook on life
  13. Develop a new support system through those you meet volunteering
  14. Improve your physical health through more active volunteer opportunities
  15. Improve your overall mental health by helping others
  16. Experience greater happiness through volunteering

 

Food Stipend

Meals are prepared locally and volunteers are given an opportunity also to learn how to cook food as well cooking their home food and share with the host. Volunteers shall get a three meals daily.

Additional Benefits

We request our volunteers to have:

  • Positive attitude
  • Compassionate heart
  • Open mind
  • Motivation to help in any way that you can!  

In return we shall

  • Offer Recommendation certificate/Letter upon successful  completion of volunteer programme.
  • A conducive environment to help you have a fulfilling and rich volunteer atmosphere

Virtual

This project accepts applications for virtual experteers.

Ask a question about this project

Hello, I note you have included "impact investing" as one of the skills needed. May I find out more on what the organization requires in this area please? Thank you!
Jingying, Sep 9th, 2019
Hi Jingying By Impact Investing, we give an opportunity to investors who invest in a pool (aclub), which shall in return raise some return to investors as well as contribute to social developments within the poor community in Kenya. As much as we might ask for donations, we are asking you or any other interested party to invest in a community and make something back for yourself in the process.. I hope that intrigues you enough to keep reading. I know you're busy so I'll get straight to the point. I've always believed that the answers to Africa's problems are more readily found in enterprise than charity where solutions are quickly scalable and sustainable. As such, At Blessed Centre Kenya, we are starting a new impact investment club and I'd like you or any other to be one of the founding members. The concept is simple, the club supports start up businesses on Rusinga island, Kenya, that a. aim to make an above market return for members and b. delivers social impact by way of education, employment or other measurable benefit to the local community. Profits are shared 50:50 between the local community and the members of the investment club over five years. I'm would be much excited to share our business plan for our pilot launch project which will be to launch a public service vehicle with profits shared between investors and the local community. So have a look. I know you've got a good nose for an investment opportunity and I believe this should make an interesting read for you. Then come back to me with any questions. I would wish to give you an opportunity to be a founding member so that you can help in; 1. reaching out to more partner members to invest 2. Be on executive board in planning and executing the business 3. Offer consultancy services and advise to the team from time to time 4. Invest For more details, just get intouch
Francis, representative of Blessed Junior School, Sep 9th, 2019