Job Vacancy

Cerebral Palsy Society of Kenya [CPSK] wishes to fill the position of Fundraising
and Communication Officer. The job description given below provides the details
of the vacancy. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply.


Founded in 1994, Cerebral Palsy Society of Kenya (CPSK) is a charitable organization working towards the improvement of the welfare of children and persons afflicted by Cerebral Palsy (CP). CP is caused by brain damage that happens before, during or after birth. This condition affects muscle tone, movement and motor skills and hinders the body’s ability to move in a coordinated and purposeful way.


The Fundraising and Communications Officer will work closely with the Programs Manager and Management Committee to build fundraising and communications capacity across the charity. The focus of the role will be to secure new supporters and volunteers and build on existing relationships in order to generate income, develop loyalty, and raise awareness for the charity.

Main Responsibilities

Fundraising (80%):

  • Develop and implement the charity’s community fundraising plan.
  • Cultivate new and steward existing relationships with individuals and businesses in order to raise funds and secure direct, event, and campaign support for the charity.
  • Plan and execute existing and new fundraising events with a view to increase income, and with high attention to detail and quality.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward prospects through ongoing sustainable development initiatives, networking, connecting, and proposing engagement opportunities.
  • Promote existing and create new opportunities for community members to fundraise for the charity.
  • Represent the charity in communities and at relevant events around the country in order to generate new supporters, steward existing supporters, and build brand awareness.
  • Develop and promote the charity’s fundraising campaigns both locally and internationally
  • Identify and enlist key fundraising volunteers, including ambassadors to publically represent the charity.
  • Provide support and tools to volunteer fundraisers and community fundraisers in their various fundraising activities.
  • Develop and execute supporter recognition and stewardship plans, ensuring accuracy and completeness of records in donor database.
  • Compile and share detailed reports and performance analyses.
  • Participate in relevant training and development courses.

Communications (15%):

  • Develop and implement compelling PR and creative strategies to boost awareness of the charity and important work carried out.
  • Lead online and offline communications, including social and traditional media engagement, email marketing, website, blogs.
  • Work with external graphic designer to develop event and campaign marketing and promotional materials.

Other (5%):

  • Keep abreast of the charity landscape in Kenya and fundraising techniques used in the sector in order to identify areas for leverage and opportunity for the charity.
  • Manage third party service suppliers while always achieving value for money and adherence to purchasing guidelines.
  • Provide office support as needed.
  • Undertake work delegated by the Program Manager and Communication and Fundraising Subcommittee.
  • First degree qualification with in Public Relations, Communication and marketing, or similar discipline. Diploma holders in mass communication or Marketing will also be considered.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in a fundraising or business development role, with PR and event management experience.
  • Track record of successfully delivering ambitious fundraising targets and elevating the public profile for a charity.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and persuasiveness skills, including strong writing ability across a range of media.
  • Confident in making high-level presentations.
  • Experience engaging with the local and national media.
  • Excellent digital marketing and social media knowledge and skills.
  • Proficient in fundraising databases, everydayhero, WordPress, MailChimp, Google Analytics, Google AdWords, MicrosoftOffice.
  • Experience in budget management.
  • Flexibility to work on weekends and evenings as required.
Person Specification
  • Ability to self-motivate, take initiative, and work independently within a collaborative team.
  • Strong strategic awareness and influencing skills.
  • Natural relationship builder, networker, and connector with an intuitive ability to identify opportunities for engagement.
  • Innovative and creative approach, with solution-oriented problem solving skills.
  • Proactive with ability to work to tight deadlines and skillfully manage multiple projects.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Excellent planning, organisational, and time management skills.
  • Ability to adapt to the changing needs of a small charity and shift priorities accordingly.
  • Employs active listening skills and responds to prospect, supporter, volunteer, and team needs in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the charity’s purpose and best practice in the charity sector.
Employment Details
  • Office is located at Old Donholm Estate House No 320, Opposite Neema School.
  • Full-time (40 hours/week).
  • One-year contract with the possibility of extension
  • Competitive retainer with commission based on income raised
  • Includes a laptop to be used for work purposes.
  • Annual leave of 21 days per annum plus statutory holidays.
  • Normal vouched business expenses incurred in the performance of the role in line with charity expense policy will be reimbursed.
To Apply

To be considered for this role, suitably qualified candidates should send a CV and cover letter stating how they meet the above requirements by Friday 6th December 2019 to :info@cpsk.or.ke. You can also hand deliver your application to the office.