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Fundraising and Communications Officer at Tushinde Children’s Trust


Jan 17, 2023
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Tushinde Children Trust was founded in March 2010. It was set up after Megan Wright, a British woman living in Kenya, visited a project working in the Mathare Slums of Nairobi. The conditions people living in are bad; Shanty towns of thousands of one roomed shacks squashed between poorly built high-rise flats. As many as ten people would live in these huts made of wood, mud and roofed with corrugated iron. No sanitation or legal electricity, and limited access to running water. Babies and children would play in the dirt beside open sewers. Children often had to be abandoned at home whilst their parents or carers went to look for money and food. Megan realised that the challenges keeping some children from school in the informal settlements in Nairobi were the same challenges that some children faced in the UK; a family in crisis after a bereavement or a carer with mental health problems leading to a child being neglected. Yet, here in Mathare there wasnt the safety net of social care and interventions. Megan and the Tushinde team decided to start a family support programme that looked at the whole family to help find lasting solutions.The post of the Communications and Fundraising Officer reports to and assists the Programmes and Development Manager and is accountable to the Executive Director. The post holder will focus upon delivering the outcomes in the Communications and Fundraising Plan alongside other Programme staff. He/She will be proactively involved in a range of communications and fundraising activities including organising events, building relationships with donors, maintaining donor data and communications.

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Key Responsibilities: 

Develop engaging content for social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter,Instagram to communicate strategic messaging, advocate with, and influence stakeholders as well as increase outreach with targeted, new audiences.
Work closely with the media and communications team to write, edit, design and distribute content, including case studies, press releases, website content, annual reports, fundraising posters/leaflets and other marketing material that communicates the organisation’s activities.
Work with the Programmes and Development Manager to develop creative fundraising strategies including events-based activities
Support donor engagement activities which include presentation to donors, timely acknowledgements of donations,sending thank you cards and preparation of donor reports
Map out potential donors locally and internationally and contribute to bid writing for grant applications
Maintain fundraising database and relevant documents
Contribute to visual and digital communications, including photo gathering and editing, during Tushinde events and field visits.
Support capacity building of the Tushinde Children’s Trust team in effective communication and fundraising strategies

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Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, development studies or related field.
Minimum of 2-5 years’ relevant experience in a communications/Fundraising role.
Knowledge of desktop publishing software (InDesign/Photoshop).
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
Good time management and organizational skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, content management systems, and social media platforms.

Salary Range: 37,078- 47,164 KES per month (gross); comprehensive individual health cover provided as a benefit. 

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