Social Impact Specialist-(Re-advertisement)

Position Title: Social Impact Specialist-(Re-advertisement)

Location: Kenya

Who we are

The Miss.Africa Digital Program is a gender-focused initiative targeted mainly at female youth audiences in Africa to increase their personal involvement in early technology use and adoption with a view to improving their digital self-awareness and empowerment, and bridging the economic divide through employment and/or entrepreneurship.

It is envisioned as one of the central pillars of DotConnectAfrica Trust’s corporate social responsibility program, to attract a sizable women and girls demographic of Internet users in Africa in complementary gender development initiatives that improve the lives through digital inclusion.

For more information about our initiative visit https://missdotafrica.digital/

Our Mission is to enlighten ladies about the technology industry through mentorship programs, outreach enhancement initiatives, leadership engagement opportunities and technology centered learning to create an all-rounded lady for the African market place.

Your Challenge

As a social Impact Specialist you will work  in collaboration with other teams to contribute to communinity engagement programs, resource mobilization efforts and develop external communication resources and oversee grant projects.

You will have an opportunity that allow you to use skills and career experience to drive transformational social change and positively impact society, spur social change, and create transformative benefits for the community.

Our offer 

  • Being part of a dynamic team in which there is a high focus on delivering results and continuous improvement, but also where having fun and teamwork is very important. 
  • It’s a fast-paced environment, a consultative role, where you will get to partner with people to achieve their goals.
  • Steep learning curve: We are a small team so you are involved and exposed to all matters across the board. 
  • Exposure to innovation: Working on new technologies and cutting-edge projects is exciting.
  • Work in a value-led organization where we care for each other, our team and provide what you need to excel in your work.
  • Opportunity to make a difference and drive transformational social  change and positively impact society, and  create transformative benefits for the community.
  • A flexible work environment with a remote working culture

Responsibilities

    • Developing relationships and collaborating with key stakeholders.
    • Displaying adherence to the organization’s mission..
    • Assisting with the execution of the research and development department’s strategy.
    • coordinating and monitoring the implementation of the Community Engagement Program and providing operational support to ensure program objectives are achieved.
    • Researching and identifying grant funding opportunities.
    • Identifying support agencies.
    • Writing, submitting, and managing grant proposals.
    • Furnishing prospective funders with supporting documents.
    • Collaborating with Executive Director and Project Manager to send funders newsletters, and promotional emails.
    • Collaborating with Project Manager to compile an annual report.
    • Maintaining records in hard copies and computer databases.
    • Designing grant programs.
    • Determining funding needs.
    • Managing timelines and deliverables.
    • Preparing and monitoring budgets.
    • Enhancing funding models, identifying new sources of funding, and developing sustainable and effective grants programs.

What are we looking for?

  • A BA degree in international development, social science or related discipline. 
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in the design and proposal writing of development initiatives for developing countries (focus in Africa particularly)
  • Experience in writing successful proposals to institutions and foundations
  • Budgeting and accounting experience
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and competing demands. 
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and work effectively in a deadline driven environment. 
  • Strong writing and editing skills. 
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a diverse team environment. 
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to navigate complexities and build partnerships with donors and global program staff.
  • Demonstrated experience in successful grant applications particularly institutions and foundations
  • Experience in working on projects that target women and girls is preferred
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines

Personal Attributes

    • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
    • Exceptional attention to detail;
    • Strong interpersonal, collaborative, networking and relationship building skills;
    • Strong written and oral communication skills, in English;
    • Friendly and flexible attitude; 
    • Commitment  to leverage technology to improve the lives of women and girls.

Where to Apply?

Interested applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae by (Date) to hola@missdotafrica.digital , Subject: Social Impact Specialist

Applications are currently accepted on a rolling basis.

DCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status, or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

Job Category: impact social specialist
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: kenya

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