6 - 12 months
Community & Care
Skills you would develop
Develop your professional network with the Mkono team
Teamwork and other interpersonal skills
Knowledge about Kenyan culture, entrepreneurship and microfinance
Undergraduate student or recent graduate
Young professionals looking to give back and be part of a fast-growing NGO
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.
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.
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.