Corporate Fundraiser (volunteer position)

Application deadline: Saturday, 15. February 2014 - 23:30

Are you interested in working for an international organisation with focus on nature conservation and empowering people?

Do you want a flexible working arrangement that can be adapted to your day-to-day activities?

If yes, this advert is for you!


Job title:           Corporate Fundraiser (volunteer position)

Location:         Nairobi, Kenya

Duration:         9 months (renewable), starting 3rd March 2014.

About BirdLife

BirdLife International is the largest global partnership of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) striving to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards the sustainable use of natural resources. In Africa, the BirdLife Africa Partnership is a growing network of 24 such organisations, with a combined total of more than 500 staff and 87,000 members.  Through projects, BirdLife is active in a further 15 countries, hence overall working in a total of 40 countries read more.

The BirdLife Africa Partnership Secretariat with offices in Nairobi, Accra, Monrovia and Freetown supports the Africa Partnership to implement BirdLife’s 2020 strategy through nine programmes: Climate Change, Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA), Forests of Hope, Local Empowerment, Invasive Alien Species, Seabirds and Marine IBA, Migratory Birds and Flyways, Preventing Extinction and Capacity Development.

About the Job

As part of its plans to broaden its donor base and diversify potential funding relationships, BirdLife is looking for an experienced professional committed, on a voluntary basis, to support efforts to develop and take forward its work with corporate organisations and High Net worth Individuals (HNWI). The incumbent will support corporate fundraising efforts of the Africa Partnership Secretariat towards delivery of regional priorities and expected results of the BirdLife Programmes.

Specifically the work will involve five key result areas:

  1. Fundraising Strategy: In consultation with Corporate Fundraising Working Group (CFWG), develop strategy to fundraise from HNWIs and corporate donors in Africa and beyond, using BirdLife policy on working with corporates as guide.
  2. Partnerships: establish and maintain mutually beneficial partnerships between BirdLife and corporates and HNWIs.
  3. Coordination: support the management of corporate fundraising efforts in Africa.
  4. Capacity Development: provide guidelines and training on corporate fundraising to the BirdLife Africa Partnership.
  5. Innovation: propose and advance original approaches to corporate fundraising for nature conservation. Facilitate institutional reforms and environmental-friendly operation of corporate entities. Initiate reforms of environmental policy and legislations for the benefit of nature and people.


Competencies: demonstrated passion for nature conservation. Show professionalism and mastery of corporate fundraising with experience in mobilising support for a charitable cause. Innovative fundraising approaches to achieve set priorities and expected results of the Africa Partnership and translation of conservation needs into gains for corporates and HNWIs. Show leadership and ability to build the BirdLife Africa Partnership Secretariat corporate fundraising portfolio, including the development of Africa Partner’s capacity for corporate fundraising.

Education: minimum first degree in international relations, marketing, business management or social sciences. Candidates with qualifications in the environment/natural resources management field and experience in corporate fundraising are encouraged to apply.

Work experience: at least three years of corporate fundraising experience work experience. Knowledge of corporate industry and HNWIs and exposure to multicultural environment are added advantages. Those with experience in working for corporate grant-making social responsibility programs are especially encouraged to apply.


Flexible work arrangement. Working in an exciting multi-cultural environment in a leading global network of conservation organisations, gain deeper insight into nature conservation. Gain insight on important issues in current global development debates. Finding local solutions to global challenges. Opportunity to learn more about birds, biodiversity and people. A chance to work with an enthusiastic team.

How to apply

For enquiries, please call HR Manager (Edith Onyango-Hongo) on +254 722 200538 or +254 734 600905. Interested applicants should send their CV with a cover letter to by 15th February 2014. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.