Fundraising Consultant Opportunity in Kenya - Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Suisse

Fundraising Consultant

Countries: Ethiopia / Kenya

Relevant Background

The One Health for Humans, Environment, Animals and Livelihoods (OH4HEAL) project will be implemented in selected pastoral areas of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya that share common characteristics and have solid cross-border dynamics. Livelihoods in each of these pastoral communities depend on close links between people, animals, and rangelands and hence the health of each. The project's theory of change is that working together, human, animal and rangeland 'health' specialists can improve service delivery, reduce costs, and strengthen livelihoods.

The OH4HEAL project is implemented by a consortium of organisations led by Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Suisse {VSF-Suisse}. It includes Amref Health Africa - Comitato Collaborazione Medica Onlus {Amref-CCM} and International Livestock Research Institute {ILRI}. The project’s approach is context-specific, community-led, evidence-based, and transdisciplinary, in which communities, local authorities, and local actors, including both public and private service providers, work together with the consortium members to reshape ‘health’ service delivery through One Health Units (OHUs).

Local Multi-Stakeholder Innovation Platforms support learning and relationship building. Learning between platforms is supported by a Regional Community of Practice (CoP). The OH4HEAL project was launched in 2019 through an 18-month Inception Phase that supported learning and relationship building with communities and local authorities.

The OH4HEAL project is in Phase 1 2021-2024, operationalising One Health Units to generate evidence on the value added from the One Health approach in pastoral areas. The project is co-funded by the Swiss Development Cooperation.

Theory of change

The OH4HEAL project seeks to reshape the delivery of 'health' services in pastoral areas of the Horn of Africa to improve service delivery, reduce costs and strengthen livelihoods. Central to the service delivery approach is One Health Units {OHUs} that bring together 'health' specialists at the community level and, in this way, strengthen and improve availability, accessibility, affordability, adequacy, and acceptability amongst pastoral communities.

For example, appropriate staffed and resourced OHUs can provide preventive and curative health services to humans and animals and address environmental health issues. Similarly, OHUs offer a valuable capacity to identify and report health and ecological risks that can help support early action and response.

Lessons, impacts, and outcomes learned through the work of OHUs will be shared in the project's Regional Community of Practice and will help inform the consortium's approach to the development and delivery of the One Health (OH) approach in the pastoral areas of the Horn of Africa.

The Fundraising Group

The Fundraising working group guides the HEAL consortium in planning, coordinating and implementing all fundraising activities associated with HEAL’s co-funding.

Scope of Work of the Fundraising Consultant

The Consultant will be a vital member of the Fundraising Working Group and provide leadership in cultivating, stewarding and expanding HEAL's donor base and revenue. Reporting to the Fundraising Working Group and working closely with the HEAL Regional Manager, the Consultant will build, maintain and grow HEAL’s donors' portfolio to advance the overall fundraising goals of the HEAL project. The Consultant works collaboratively with the Fundraising Working Group to coordinate and support donor interactions for maximum engagement and fundraising potential.

Under the guidance of the Fundraising Working Group, the Consultant will revise, oversee and execute the strategy and identify and implement campaigns and initiatives to proactively attract new donors. The Consultant will be responsible for identifying new prospects and for meeting set revenue goals and mutually agreed-on performance metrics. The position is expected to grow HEAL’s donors funding significantly over the next year.

Main Deliverables

  • Updated Fundraising Strategy
  • Updated Fundraising plan and mapping of potential donors
  • Draft and submit at least three to five concept notes/proposals to interested institutional donors.
  • Contribute to substantially increasing HEAL’s co-funding
  • Communication and fundraising materials could be helpful for visibility and fundraising activities.
  • Identify new potential institutional donors and refer potential funding opportunities.
  • A final report containing information about the implemented strategy identified opportunities, challenges, and recommendations for further actions.

Terms and Conditions

  • Starting date: Nov 15, 2022
  • Duration: Sixty days (in three separate inputs, twenty days each and the time frame can be modified according to project needs)
  • Consultancy fee: Negotiable
  • Supervisor: The Fund-Raising Working Group
  • Duty Station: Addis Abeba or Nairobi


  • Proven successful track record in fundraising for the non-profit sector, minimum of ten years of professional experience in fundraising; managing and growing donor programs, including building and supporting teams dedicated to philanthropy, preferably in a non-profit setting;
  • Experience with global development and specific One Health-related topic is a plus.
  • Mission-driven, self-starter, results-oriented professional with collaborative style;
  • A professional with strong problem-solving abilities, attention to detail, and comfortable with the metrics-based approach to fundraising;
  • Experienced in developing and implementing fundraising campaigns, events and strategies with excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills;
  • Knowledgeable in contemporary trends and techniques in fundraising and marketing, mainly digital marketing and advanced knowledge of current technologies used in strategic marketing;
  • A Proactive, well-organised individual capable of leading multiple projects/initiatives simultaneously;
  • Good communication and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of the Horn of Africa will be an asset

Tax, Insurance, Work Permit

Working on a consultancy basis, the Consultant will have to subscribe to their insurance for medical care and social security and take charge of all the legal taxes in the country of residence.

The consultant discharges HEAL project of all the responsibility in these matters.

Management of the Consultancy

VSF-Suisse will directly contract the Consultant on behalf of the consortium partners.

S/He will report to the Fundraising working group, who shall have the mandate to support, guide and oversight the assignment.

How to apply

Send your motivation cover letter specifying the work strategy's major points and CV, three professional references, and the expected fee to

The deadline for application is October 21, 2022.

We do appreciate your interest in working with us. However, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.