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Communications & Fundraising Assistant (full-time, Nairobi based)

Kenya Wildlife Trust’s vision is a Kenya where predator populations are a cornerstone of thriving ecosystems. Our mission is to provide funds to data-driven and community-supported predator conservation efforts, to enable the long-term viability of predator populations in Kenya. Our model is simple - we raise funds, award grants, monitor and evaluate those grants, and communicate their impact to our donors and other stakeholders.

 Position

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the full-time Communications & Fundraising Assistant will be based in Nairobi. S/he will be responsible for managing the donor database, website and various social media accounts, and will support the CEO with donor research, report preparation and the coordination of communications. S/he will also be required to support the wider team from time to time, with various administrative, financial and HR-related duties.

Specific responsibilities include:

Communications

  • Maintain and update website
  • Maintain and update Mailchimp account
  • Maintain and update social media accounts
  • Draft, edit and publish regular, consistent website and social media content
  • Compile regular statistics on website and social media performance
  • Monitor and report on website and social media activity
  • Liaise with internal and external colleagues to source fresh content
  • Coordinate the production of materials

 Fundraising

  • Manage donor database
  • Help to develop fundraising communications
  • Undertake donor research
  • Generate and maintain prospect lists
  • Compile periodic fundraising reports

 Team Support

  • Serve as a key part of the team, attending meetings and inputting to organisational development as required
  • Support colleagues with various administrative, financial and HR duties
  • Perform such other tasks as may be required from time to time by the team and/or Trustees

Qualifications

Essential

  • Undergraduate degree in communications-related studies
  • At least two years of experience working in communications, ideally in a non-profit environment
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Strong grasp of language, syntax, grammar and spelling, with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to write compellingly for a range of audiences
  • Technologically savvy, with an ability to manage a database and website
  • Good people skills, with experience of collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse and dynamic team
  • Ability to work to deadlines and manage a full and diverse workload
  • Flexible and a self-starter, able to multi-task
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to our mission

Desirable 

  • Experience of working in the conservation sector
  • Experience of working in fundraising
  • Experience of project management

How to Apply

To apply, send your CV and cover letter explaining why your skills and experience match the requirements of this role, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before Monday 24 July at 5.00pm.

Please note:

  • All applicants must have authority to work in Kenya.
  • Applications received after Monday 24 July at 5.00pm and/or without both a CV and cover letter will not be considered.