Resource Development Officer Career Opportunity in Kenya - Habitat for Humanity

Job Title: Resource Development Officer


Habitat for Humanity Kenya (HFH Kenya) is a national non-profit organization that begun its operations in 1982 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. The affiliation is guided by a National Affiliation Agreement (NAA) and a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). HFH Kenya’s vision is: “A nation where every family has a decent place to live.” Mission: “Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity Kenya brings people together to build homes, communities and hope”. Our overarching goal is: “Enabling low income families access decent and affordable shelter”.


Resource Development Officer (RDO) – primary responsibility is to actively support in cultivating partnerships and develop institutional grant proposals for HFH Kenya.

As RDO, you will have good experience of institutional donor guidelines and requirements especially those of European and US bilateral governments. You will develop coherent, organized, and compelling proposals to meet the goals and objectives of HFH Kenya’s strategy. We expect you to apply your knowledge of fundraising methods and plans to reach income goals.

You will collaborate with team members in HFH Kenya, AFR AO, Resource Development and GFOI to support in securing a strong pipeline of proposals and develop relationships with key internal stakeholders.

To succeed you need to write well, have proficient knowledge of fundraising methods, and be committed to the HFH Kenya mission you are representing.

Preferred applicants are deadline-driven team players with outstanding multitasking abilities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the Partnership Manager, the Senior Management Team, and other members of the Partnerships and Programs Departments to implement HFH Kenya’s resource mobilization strategy and enable raising of resources to implement HFH Kenya’s 2020-25 Strategy and Business Plan goals.
  • Develop an annual Resource Mobilization plan, research the global funding market identifying leads and potential calls for proposals.
  • Cultivate, and steward major donor, corporate and foundation donors, and prospects by developing high quality proposals and reports as needed.
  • Under the direction of the Partnerships Manager, collaborate with cross-departmental teams to design new programs and projects concepts for funding and guide the programmatic and financial inputs into funding proposal and reports to donors.
  • Work with the Partnerships Manager to identify and create new strategic partnerships in Kenya and globally for increased funding support.
  • Collaborate with departmental colleagues to support the continued diversification and growth of revenue opportunities.
  • Monitor and evaluate HFH Kenya’s fundraising pipeline and share reports with the Partnerships Manager and Senior Management Team, HFH Kenya.
  • Displaying adherence to organization’s mission.
  • Maintaining proficient knowledge of organization’s history and programes.
  • Contribute to the execution of HFH Kenya’s strategy.


  • Resources Mobilized:
    • Number of successful concept notes and proposals
    • Amount raised per annum (US$)


  • Bachelor’s degree in project management, international development, or any other related field.
  • Minimum of 3+ years of successful grant-writing.
  • Proficient with measuring and reaching income goals.
  • Excellent knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Demonstrated superior written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt subject matter to a variety of audiences persuasively in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships and collaborate within a team.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to critically analyze information and situations, and to develop solutions.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, juggling multiple priorities.


  • Confidentiality
  • Honesty
  • High levels of integrity
  • Commitment to the aims, principles, and mandate of HFHK

How to apply

Interested candidates to submit their application to attaching your resume/CV and a motivational statement explaining why you are a suitable fit for this position.

on or before close of business 19th May 2023.

Due to the expected high volume of applications, note that only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to.

Indicate in the subject of the email: Resource Development Officer.

Habitat for Humanity Kenya is an equal opportunity employer, and as such, HFHK makes employment decisions and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to an applicant's race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, or disability