£28,000 - £31,000 per year pro-rata, based on experience
Permanent, Contract, Part-time
Job description

Team Kenya are recruiting a Grants and Impact Manager to join our small, highly effective and ambitious team. Team Kenya works in partnership with a Kenyan NGO, Twende Pamoja based in Ndhiwa, to educate girls, empower women and transform communities in this rural area through sustainable, evidence-based programming that puts individuals at the centre of solutions.

The purpose of the role is to secure and manage funding from Foundations and Trusts, to provide support for capacity building and to lead on impact assessment and reporting on our partner organisation’s projects in Ndhiwa, Kenya.

Hours: ​21 hours per week to be worked across 3-5 days

Contract: Initial 6 month fixed term contract, with the possibility of a permanent post

Base: Home-based (you will need access to a computer). Travel to occasional meetings in London or Newcastle is required, with possible overseas travel to Kenya.

Team Kenya Overview

Team Kenya is a small, highly effective and ambitious CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) founded in 2008 to support development in the Ndhiwa community in Western Kenya. Team Kenya works in partnership with a Kenyan NGO, Twende Pamoja, to educate girls, empower women and transform communities in this rural area through sustainable, evidence-based programming that puts individuals at the centre of solutions. You can read more about our work on our website.

2018-19 was a period of rapid growth and change for the charity. Following long-held ambitions to develop the way we function and extensive consultations with our implementation partner in Kenya, we have decided to work rapidly and deliberately towards a transfer of leadership, decision-making, autonomy and ultimately income generation to Twende Pamoja in 2020 and beyond. Our long-term goal is to work with Twende Pamoja to build capacity and independence and to ensure local ownership and leadership of sustainable strategies so as to dismantle the structures that perpetuate poverty, including inequality, marginalisation, and injustice. We know the people who can best “solve” deeply-rooted social, political, and economic problems are the people whose lives are most affected by them.

Role Purpose

Building on a successful track record of securing grant funding we are looking for an experienced Grants and Impact Manager to:

  • Secure funding c£250k per year from Trusts, Foundations and Institutional Funders.

  • Manage our current portfolio of grants (including DfID SCCF).

  • Develop partnerships for the purposes of sharing good practice and submitting funding applications.

  • Evaluate and articulate the impact of our work.

The post holder will work in collaboration with our partner organisation in Kenya to build capacity in relation to Project Management including; programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation to maximise impact and improve the collection of accurate and relevant data/research to support learning, programme design and funder reporting.

You will be part of a very small team of just one other part-time staff member in the UK and must be happy working autonomously, recruiting skilled volunteers to support your work where required and taking full responsibility for grants fundraising. You will problem solve responsively and proactively, pursuing effective and efficient solutions to ensure the charity’s future sustainability and continued impact.


  1. Grant Fundraising

    • Writing high quality, compelling applications and concept notes throughout the year to secure a minimum of c£250k per year for our programmes and UK costs.

    • Managing and maintaining the application cycle, regularly identifying new sources of income.

    • Set up systems and processes for tracking applications and active grants.

    • Building and maintaining relationships with funders.

    • Manage existing portfolio of funders, ensuring compliance requirements are met and writing thoughtful narrative and financial reports in line with funder expectations and deadlines.

    • Carrying out research and developing collaboration with Twende Pamoja to share good practice and provide support for grant fundraising, research and impact management.

    • Working in collaboration with Twende Pamoja, develop detailed programme plans, budgets and log frames to support grant fundraising and impact management.

  2. Impact Management

    • Manage impact assessment, measuring, recording, analysis and reporting.

    • Coordinate the collection, recording, analysis and reporting of research and impact data across both Team Kenya and Twende Pamoja.

    • Develop a new MEL framework and toolkits with clear reporting requirements and systems and provide necessary support and training for the staff in Kenya to implement them.

  3. Support and Liaison

    • Support the process of capacity building in Twende Pamoja, identifying needs and developing training materials.

    • Support Twende Pamoja in their own research and grant applications.

    • Liaise with the Partnership Manager (Trustee) and Twende Pamoja, providing reports to the Team Kenya Trustees when required.

    • Network with potential partners, funders and other stakeholders.

  4. Organisational Support

    • Provide ad hoc support for the day to day activities of running Team Kenya when required, including support for fundraising appeals and general admin functions if necessary.


To Apply

Please review the Role Description and Person Specification and send your CV and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) clearly detailing;

  1. Your experience relevant to this role

  2. How you meet the aspects of the person specification

  3. Why you want to join Team Kenya

To Kirsty Erridge, Development Manager 

Closing Date:​ Tuesday 16th June 2020 (to be reviewed on Wednesday 17th)

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Posted on: 22 May 2020
Closed date: 16 June 2020
Tags: Fundraising, Intl Development

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