Deputy Executive Director Fundraising & PR at Summit Recruitment and Search – May 2024

Deputy Executive Director Fundraising & PR

Key Responsibilities

  • Represent the Executive Director (ED) in meetings or other functions as assigned by the ED
  • Develop and implement the fundraising Strategic Plan and coordinate fundraising activities
  • Coordinate fundraising activities towards achieving the fundraise targets set out in five-year Strategic Plan
  • Coordinate the fundraising activities of the USA office and the UK office
  • Establish endowment funds for the maintenance of the conservation projects
  • Establish payments for ecosystem service schemes to secure long-term financing for the conservation of Kenya’s mountain forests,
  • Engage with the Government of Kenya and the private sector towards securing their in-kind or financial support towards projects, including the endowment funds
  • Coordinate support and provide administrative support to the organization for charity events
  • Be responsible for public relations, media, marketing and promotion activities including website, social media, engagement with media houses, communications to stakeholders including newsletters and e-shots, as well as events
  • Strengthen and supervise all the work of the Public Relations Office and any team members in this office
  • Engage with any external PR and Marketing Partners both in Kenya and overseas
  • Keep under review the public perception of and identify opportunities to enhance visibility and reputation
  • Raise the profile of the mountain forests, other threatened habitats and their wildlife


  • At least 5-year experience in fundraising with a track record of success
  • Hold a minimum qualification of a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university.  A qualification in Environmental Sciences maybe an advantage
  • Proven track record in managing people, administrative skills, budget planning and implementation together with some knowledge of accounting procedures
  • Excellent communication skills with all levels of the organization and across all functions of the Kenya government, the donor fraternity, global conservation bodies and communities living adjacent to forest ecosystems
  • Good negotiation skills and ability to present issues in a clear, concise manner
  • Experience in conservation is a significant added advantage
  • Self-driven, innovative, dynamic and capable of working under pressure with minimum supervision

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