Senior Resource Mobilization Officer (Partnership) - One (1) Post V/No. 9/2022

The National Research Fund (NRF) is a State Corporation established under section 32 of the Science, Technology and Innovation Act No. 28 of 2013 with the objective to facilitate Research for the advancement of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The Agency seeks to recruit qualified, competent, dynamic, proactive, innovative and highly committed staff to fill the position of Senior Resource Mobilization Officer (Partnership).

Job Specification

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:- 

  1. Conducting research on potential donors/partners; 
  2. Developing data collection tools; 
  3. Preparing project proposals for funding agencies; 
  4. Updating donor databases to record their contacts and preference information; 
  5. Maintaining a network of donor contacts; 
  6. Collecting information, data, market research, and analysis of donor trends; 
  7. Sensitizing and training team members on fund raising, communications skills and strategies; 
  8. Organizing events for partnership building between implementers and potential partners; 
  9. Drafting business plan and writing reports.

Applicant Specification

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have: – 

  1. At least four (4) years work experience in Resource Mobilization in public service or private sector; 
  2. A Bachelors Degree in any of Scheduled Sciences or in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Business Development, Development Studies, International Relations, Public Administration and Business Administration or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution; 
  3. A supervisory Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution; 
  4. Be a member of a relevant professional body where applicable; 
  5. Proficiency in computer applications; 
  6. Demonstrated results in work performance; 
  7. Good communication skills, 
  8. Demonstrated ability to mobilize resources; 
  9. Proposal development skills; 
  10. Proficiency in Computer skills; 
  11. Meet the provision of Chapter Six of Constitution

The details for each of the advertised position are available on the Agency’s Website Interested and qualified candidates are requested to send their applications together with copies of academic/professional certificates and identity card in PDF format to and the subject line should contain the Job Title.

For hand delivered applications, they shall be dropped in a box marked “National Research Fund Advertised Positions” placed at the 3rd floor of the NACOSTI building.

Applications sent by either post or hand should be contained in sealed envelopes with the Job Title marked on the surface and delivered to the address below:

Chief Executive Officer  

National Research Fund

NACOSTI Building 3rd Floor, Upper Kabete, – Off Waiyaki way,

P.O Box 26036 – 00100,





Please Note

  1. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  2. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
  3. The National Research Fund is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution – Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenyans diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities.
  4. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National
    Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during
  5. It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.
  6. Successful candidates after interviews will be required to obtain the following documents:
    1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)
    2. Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
    3. Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
    4. Clearance Certificate from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
    5. Clearance Certificate from a Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)