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New Business Development Support

ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Specialist in International Development for an upcoming Service Learning Corps Assignment in Kenya. Tanager is an international nonprofit organization that stands at the forefront of global economic and social development, drawing on over three decades of expertise and proudly affiliated with ACDI/VOCA. Tanager's Kenya office requests volunteer assistance to support new business efforts. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of how to build a comprehensive mapping of donor activity, preferences, and funding mechanisms in target geographies. This assignment will be a combination of remote desk research and an in-country trip to East Africa to conduct more intensive donor mapping and interviews with local stakeholders.

Provisions for International Volunteers: 

  • All international and local travel
  • Lodging
  • Per diem for meals and incidentals
  • Travel Visa (if applicable)
  • Emergency Medical Insurance,
  • In-country support from field office staff


  • Identify and categorize key donors, including governmental agencies, foundations, NGOs, and private sector entities, specifying their areas of interest, funding priorities, and historical giving patterns.
  • Analyze the potential competitors in the regions that pursue the same sources of funding and work in similar technical areas.
  • Develop a visual and comprehensive map of donor activity in the specified target countries, highlighting concentrations of donor funding, ongoing projects and the implementing organizations, and areas of interest.
  • Provide insights into the scale and impact of donor interventions in agriculture, nutrition, and related sectors.
  • Research and compile detailed information on the funding mechanisms preferred by major donors in each region.


  • Graduate student or recent graduate of a Master's /PhD program in International Development, Business, Economics, Agriculture, Marketing, Public Relations, International Relations, or related field.
  • Experience with fundraising, foundations, or CSR programs is an added advantage.
  • Strong research skills with the ability to gather, analyze, and synthesize information from various sources.
  • Familiarity with databases, online repositories, and other research tools.
  • Strong data analysis skills to interpret trends and patterns from the landscape analysis.
  • Proficiency in English. French and/or Spanish could be an asset to the target geographies.