Partnerships & Development Officer Job Vacancy in Kenya - Urgent Action Fund-Africa

Position Title: Partnerships & Development Officer

Specific Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of the portfolios’ Partnership & Development Strategy.
  • Support the programme design and proposal development processes by developing grant applications not limited to expression of interest, concept notes and proposals
  • Work with team members in ensuring that budget for proposals are fully developed and in line with the proposed interventions.
  • Plan and prepare for the submission of narrative reports to funding partners as per agreement conditions.
  • Understand, maintain, and manage the agreed upon donor and partner agreements.
  • Manage on-going partnerships including continuous collation of M&E data required for report generation and communication.
  • Liaise with Solidarity and Support and MEAL portfolios to ensure that results achievements are adequately captured in funding partner reports using donor perfect.
  • Support the development of funding partner financial, narrative and audit reports as per agreement outlines.
  • Maintain donor database for donor and partner reporting purposes.
  • Maintain and track Partnership and Development donor, funding and contact lists.
  • Facilitate meetings and workshops with various UAF-Africa team members to support proposal, report writing processes and start up meetings.
  • Work with team members in organizing donor field visits and programme engagement meetings.
  • Any other duties as assigned by Direct supervisor


Master’s degree qualification in the following desciplines is required, Social Sciences, Women/Gender Studies, Human Rights.

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 4-6 years relevant experience and 0 -1 years supervisory experience an added advantage.
    • Sound knowledge and understanding of womn’s human rights issues in Africa.
    • Passionate about UAF-Africa’s mission, committed to teamwork, and achieving results. including a commitment to trust-based transformative grantmaking, community-led development, and grassroots movement building.
    • Experience working in a virtual set up with seamless task coordination, managing multiple deadlines.
    • Strong analytical, presentation, planning and organisational skills.
    • Self-starter and proactive, with an ability to make sound decisions.
    • Proven experience working effectively in a cross-cultural team.
    • Demonstrated high levels of confidentiality and integrity.
    • Excellent interpersonal, written, presentation and communication skills
    • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.
    • Demonstrate high levels of integrity and confidentiality
    • Strong Organizational, planning and administrative skills.
    • Good attention to detail and ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Teamwork and ability to work in diverse teams.
    • Flexible and willing to perform other tasks as assigned, in a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment.
    • UAF-Africa is a part of a global UAF-Sisterhood network and staff are expected to occasionally work collaboratively with UAF-Sister Funds.

Work Environment

This is a regional position that involves some national, regional and international travel. UAF-Africa is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices. In order to build the strongest possible workforce, UAF-Africa actively seeks a diverse applicant pool. The Fund is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. The position will be based in the selected candidates African country of resident.

How to apply

Candidates interested in applying for this role need to register on UAF-Africa website & apply for this role using the below link:

No phone calls please.

We thank all those who apply, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. To learn more about UAF-Africa and our programs, please visit our website at