About KQ HUB AFRICA:
KQ HUB AFRICA is a dynamic and forward-thinking organization dedicated to driving positive change in East Africa through the transformative power of media, arts, and culture. We work with emerging artists, activists, and communities to inspire social change, promote civic engagement, and inspire artistic expression.
Duration: 6 months
We are seeking a motivated and experienced Grants and Fundraising Consultant to play a pivotal role in securing foundational funding from donors that will enable us to achieve the objectives outlined in our five-year strategic plan (2023- 2027). The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting grants from a range of foundations and donors, as well as managing the grant application and reporting process.
- Grant Identification and Research:
- Conduct in-depth research to identify potential donors, foundations, and grant opportunities aligned with KQ Hub Africa’s mission and strategic goals.
- Maintain a comprehensive database of potential funding sources and grant deadlines.
- Relationship Building:
- Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with potential donors, foundations, and funding organizations.
- Collaborate with the KQ Hub Africa team to engage donors and articulate the organization’s impact and funding needs.
- Proposal Development:
- Prepare compelling grant proposals and applications that effectively communicate KQ Hub Africa’s programs, impact, and funding requirements.
- Ensure all proposals are submitted in a timely manner and meet donor requirements.
- Grant Management:
- Oversee the grant management process, including grant reporting, compliance, and stewardship.
- Ensure accurate and timely reporting to donors, tracking progress, and outcomes.
- Budgeting and Financial Oversight:
- Work closely with the finance team to develop project budgets and financial reports for grant applications and reporting.
- Monitor grant budgets to ensure funds are utilized effectively and in compliance with donor requirements.
- Monitoring and Evaluation:
- Collaborate with program teams to gather data and information required for donor reporting and impact assessment.
- Support the organization in monitoring and evaluating the impact of funded projects.
- Fundraising Strategy:
- Contribute to the development and implementation of KQ Hub Africa’s fundraising strategy, including setting fundraising targets and strategies.
- Proven track record in grant writing and fundraising for non-profit organizations, with a strong portfolio of successful grant applications.
- Excellent research skills to identify potential funding sources.
- Strong relationship-building and donor cultivation skills.
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
- Detail-oriented and highly organized with the ability to meet deadlines.
- Knowledge of the East African funding landscape and familiarity with donor interests and priorities.
- Experience in budgeting and financial reporting for grant applications.
- Commitment to KQ Hub Africa’s mission and values.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team.
- Fluency in English is required.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit the following application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Grants and Fundraising Consultant Application – [Your Name]”:
- Cover Letter: Clearly state your motivation for applying and how your qualifications match the role.
- Resume/CV: Highlight relevant experience and qualifications.
- Writing Sample: Provide a sample of a successful grant proposal or fundraising document you have prepared.
Application Deadline: 15th/ 10/ 2023
KQ HUB AFRICA is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds and experiences who share our commitment to positive change through media, art, and culture. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.