Resource Mobilization Manager Job Application in Nakuru



The Resource Mobilisation Manager is responsible for the management of fundraising, MEAL and communications staff and has overall oversight and coordination of donor engagement and all fundraising and proposal writing. S/he uses an entrepreneurial approach in working with staff (including programme, finance, fundraising, and M&E) to develop and submit high-quality institutional and high-value donor proposals and tender bids that are aligned with defined priorities, demonstrate impact, and offer value for money.

S/he is proactive in identifying new and non-traditional sources of funding from a range of institutional donors and working to leverage Frolics of Hope Africa’s funding prospects. S/he builds the capacity of our staff to develop and manage strategic consortium partnerships with other NGOs and private sector organizations where appropriate. S/he will also oversee the development and implementation of Fundraising, communications and MEAL Strategy and Operational Plan.


Organisational Development,  Strategy and Communication

  • As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT), participate in SMT meetings and contribute to the overall development, implementation and review our Strategy
  • Maintain positive working relationships with SMT members and ensure there is effective coordination of all activities
  • Represent Frolics of Hope Africa internally and provide inputs to all fundraising-related activities when required, including participation in task forces, training courses, and conferences
  • Develop a Fundraising Strategy and Operational Plan that meets the strategic requirements of the CSP in consultation with RD and key programme staff
  • Development and implementation of Arab Region communications strategies across the organization
  • Deepen the impact of communication work, identify key priorities, channels, audiences, and messages to establish an appropriate public image for Frolics of Hope Africa, internally and externally, in line with Frolics of Hope Africa’s values and culture

Donor Engagement and partnership building

  • Networking, updating, and liaising with key in-country and international donors
  • Provide effective coordination for the establishment of proposal development working groups with representatives from key stakeholders within and outside Frolics of Hope Africa
  • Advise program and program quality teams, finance, and working groups on relevant donor requirements/compliance, potential funding opportunities, changes in donor priorities and ensuring quality grant management for all related projects.
  • Oversight of the contract management system
  • Oversee development and submission of all external donor reports in strict compliance with donor requirements and deadlines
  • Act as the interface between finance and programme quality teams to ensure grant compliance
  • Ensure fundraising staff have individual work plans and up-to-date development plans

Institutional and High-Value Fundraising

  • Building strong relationships with fundraising staff in Funding Affiliates and liaising with them on all fundraising-related communications
  • Work closely with all the Funding Affiliates and relevant program departments to ensure high quality and timely submission of proposals and concept notes, Project Report/Project Progress Reports to donors and funding affiliate
  • With support from the programme team and Country Director identify and facilitate opportunities for relationship building with key donors
  • Develop and manage strategic consortium partnerships with appropriate CSOs, academic organizations, and private sector firms to leverage Frolics of Hope Africa’s chances of success in competitive calls for proposals and tender bids
  • Coordinate and oversee efforts to secure co-financing for all institutional and high value grants
  • Working closely with the Head of Finance to ensure internal cost recovery policy is applied for all new funding proposals


Education, Language & Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, humanities, development studies, human rights, political science or other relevant discipline or relevant experience
  • Excellent English language skills (written, reading, and spoken)

Essential Knowledge, skills, and Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years experience with an NGO in a senior program funding position involving proposal development and donor liaison
  • Excellent writing, reasoning, and analytical skills
  • Capacity building experience including training and skills development
  • Experience of developing successful proposals and/or tender bids to the ,EU, DFID and the UN as well as other institutional donors including but not limited to NORAD, SIDA, DANI and DA GIZ, Italian Cooperation.
  • Experience in developing successful proposals to private donors trusts and foundations, high net worth, individuals and/or corporates.
  • In-depth understanding of logical frameworks as a tool to develop theory of change and intervention logic.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills to work effectively deliver in a multicultural environment, own workload and work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to lead complex proposal development teams.

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