Business Development Manager At Islamic Relief Kenya

Islamic Relief Kenya 2024 Job Recruitment

Business Development Manager

Job Type: Full-time
Job Category: Fundraising
Hiring Organization: Islamic Relief Kenya
Education Level: Master’s degree
Experience: Minimum 7 years
Deadline: February 27, 2024
Location: Nairobi, Kenya


Islamic Relief (IR) Kenya seeks a Business Development Manager to drive strategic growth initiatives. The role involves devising and executing comprehensive business development plans, focusing on donor proposals, tender bids, and fundraising efforts.


Strategy and Business Development (40%)

  • Develop and implement strategic plans for business development in alignment with organizational priorities.
  • Coordinate proposal and bid teams, ensuring high-quality submissions.
  • Identify and pursue new funding opportunities from various donors, including institutional, corporate, and community sources.
  • Research and identify new markets and partnerships to drive organizational growth.

Donor/Partner Liaison, Relationship Building, Fundraising, and Influencing (45%)

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to meet fundraising targets and establish strategic partnerships.
  • Support program staff in developing consortium partnerships and fundraising strategies.
  • Manage relationships with donors and partners, ensuring effective communication and recognition.
  • Review and enhance communication strategies to support business development goals.

Programme Quality and Information Systems (5%)

  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of information systems for quality assurance.
  • Align proposals with programmatic theory of change and monitor impact through M&E systems.
  • Provide leadership in capacity building and organizational development initiatives.

Managing People, Capacity Building, and Organizational Leadership (10%)

  • Supervise and develop a team of staff and interns.
  • Share intelligence on fundraising prospects and contribute to organizational learning initiatives.
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to IRK’s vision, mission, and values.

Person Specification

Education, Qualification, and Experience

  • Master’s degree in relevant field.
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in senior program funding roles with INGOs or UN entities.
  • Proven track record in proposal development and donor liaison, including successful bids to major institutional donors.
  • Experience in local fundraising and resource mobilization.
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Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Language

  • Excellent English language skills (written and spoken).
  • Strong understanding of development and humanitarian issues.
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to lead complex proposal development teams and fundraising initiatives.
  • Willingness to travel approximately 20% of the time.

Other Desirable Experience

  • Programmatic expertise in humanitarian interventions, disaster risk reduction, gender, conflict management, etc.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and other relevant software.
  • Alignment with the aims, values, and objectives of Islamic Relief Kenya.

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and detailed CV to by Tuesday, 27th February 2024. Ensure the email subject line includes the position title.

Disclaimer: Islamic Relief does not charge any fees during the recruitment process. We are an equal opportunity employer, and qualified women and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Business Development Manager At Islamic Relief Kenya

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