Fundraising Internship Opportunity in Nairobi, Kenya

Habitat for Humanity

Position Title: Fundraising Intern.

As the Fundraising Intern- GFOI, you will work with the Global FOI team in Africa, whose goal is to raise funds (awards) for housing and development programs from institutions and governments globally (e.g., USAID, DFID, World Bank etc.). The Global FOI team members are in the US, Costa Rica, UK, Asia Pacific, Slovakia, and Kenya. The role of the team is to scan global institutional funding environment, conduct research on Institutional donors and support the FOI team to develop FOI strategies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Briefly state the duties of the role in broad statements in order of importance. If possible, provide the approximate % of time commitment required for each.

Research and Prospecting (50%)

  • Conduct research on potential funding sources, focusing on bilateral and multilateral institutions like the European Commission, British and US government, the World Bank, regional Development Banks (AfDB/ADB) among others.
  • Collaborate with the team leadership to analyze funding opportunities to establish alignment and eligibility and relay relevant information to designated countries.
  • Monitor and stay updated on institutional donor priorities and general funding trends.

Prepositioning Strategy Development support (40%)

  • Support the development of identified Institutional Partners’ Analysis, Tiering, and rolling out

  • Participate in designated countries’ prepositioning strategy meetings and support in taking minutes

    Administrative tasks (10%)

  • Scheduling and coordinating meetings, webinars, or teleconferences related to grant research or proposal development.

  • Updating and maintaining the CRM or other databases with grant and donor details.

  • Keep a calendar of relevant major donor events and regional platforms that GFOI team can participate.

  • Support other administrative tasks as assigned by team leader related to grant research or proposal development.


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (international relations, development or similar)
  • Years of Related Experience: One year office experience


  • University Degree graduate who has taken relevant social sciences courses such as International Relations, Global Studies, International Development, Political Science, and Government, as well as related disciplines like International Business, Public Relations, Research Methods, and Project Management etc.
  • Strong interest in conducting detailed research focused on grant pre-positioning and proposal development.
  • Interest in topics of international development and housing, bi-lateral and multi-lateral institutions, grants and funding
  • Openness to learn and ability to process large and complex data and fill in research templates to share findings in user-friendly formats.
  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Attention to detail, organized and strong analysis skills.

How to apply

Candidates should send their CVs (preferred not more than 2 pages) and a cover letter

(Maximum 1 page) expressing their interest via email:

with as the subject of the email Fundraising Intern.