Fundraising Officer

Overview

Mkono

Locaton

Remote

Availability

Any day

Flexible hours

Commitment

6 - 12 months

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Individual

Sector

Community & Care

Adult (18+)

Development

Skills you would develop

  • Develop your professional network with the Mkono team

  • Teamwork and other interpersonal skills

  • Knowledge about Kenyan culture, entrepreneurship and microfinance

Ideal for

  • Undergraduate student or recent graduate

  • Young professionals looking to give back and be part of a fast-growing NGO

Contact

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Stephanie

(514) 886-4632

Locaton

Montreal, QC, Canada

About the position

At Mkono, we believe that young entrepreneurs in low income countries hold the potential to achieve lasting change. These entrepreneurs are well positioned to drive social and economic benefits by creating employment or by developing solutions tailored to their reality. At Mkono, we connect people from all over the world to share knowledge and resources, in an effort to empower young entrepreneurs to bring the change they envision.


Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research on institutional grants and corporate sponsorships and assess fit with Mkono’s mandate

  • Write grant applications and manage conversations with potential institutional and corporate donors

  • Assist in managing annual individual donor campaign

  • Collaborate with the Impact Lead, create and manage regular donor communications

  • Work closely and report to the Head of Fundraising.

Requirements

Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to work autonomously and hands-on.

  • Strong interest in social impact, Kenyan culture, entrepreneurship and microfinance.

  • High attention to detail, impeccable writing, and intellectual curiosity.

  • Be fluent in English, written and verbal.

  • 2+ years of work experience.

  • Previous institutional grant-writing or corporate sponsorship experience preferred

About the organization

We are a young and expanding non-profit organization incorporated in Canada. Currently operational in Kenya, Mkono provides young entrepreneurs access to affordable capital and mentorship. Simply put, we offer interest-free loans and mentorship sessions provided by our Mkono Allies, young professionals with relevant expertise from all around the world, to explore specific topics to grow their business. 

Impact

Currently operational in Kenya, Mkono provides young entrepreneurs access to affordable capital and insights. Driving impact at Mkono goes beyond financial support as we believe that capital well invested multiplies its impact.


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