Resource Mobilisation Manager Non-profit Jobs – AMREF Health Africa

Job Title:          Resource Mobilisation Manager
Organisation: AMREF Health Africa
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Programs
About US:
AMREF Health Africa is an international African organization founded in
Kenya in 1957. Our Headquarters are in Nairobi with major programmes in
Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, and two regional nubs in
Southern and Western Africa based in South Africa and Senegal Respectively.
Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments,
Amref Health Africa aims to close the gap that prevents people from accessing
their basic right to health. Amref Health Africa is committed to improving the
health of people in Africa by partnering with and empowering communities. Our
Vision is Lasting Health Change in Africa.
Job Summary: The Resource
Mobilisation Manager is responsible for overall oversight and coordination of
donor engagement and all fundraising and proposal writing. S/he uses an
entrepreneurial approach in working with staff from Amref Health Africa in
Uganda (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
Amref Health Africa’s funding prospects. S/he builds the capacity of Amref
Health Africa In Uganda 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 Amref
Health Africa In Uganda’s Fundraising Strategy and Operational Plan.
Key Duties and
Organizational 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 of the Amref Health Africa in
    Uganda, Country Strategy, Fundraising Strategy and Plan.
  • Build and maintain positive working
    relationships with SMT members and ensure there is effective coordination
    of all activities
  • Represent Amref Health Africa In Uganda
    internally and provide inputs to all fundraising related activities when
    required, including participation on task forces, training courses and
  • Develop a Fundraising Strategy and
    Operational Plan that meets the strategic requirements of the CSP in
    consultation with CD and key programme staff
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 Amref Health Africa
  • Advise programme and programme quality
    teams, finance, working groups on relevant donor requirements/compliance,
    potential funding opportunities, changes in donor priorities and ensuring
    quality grant management for all related projects.
  • 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 liaise with them on all
    fundraising-related communications.
  • Work closely with all the Funding
    Affiliates and relevant programme 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 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 Amref Health Africa In Uganda’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

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Resource
    Mobilisation Manager job placement should preferably hold a Masters degree
    in social sciences, humanities, development studies, human rights,
    political science or other relevant discipline
  • At least seven years of experience with an
    NGO in a senior programme funding position(s) 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, USAID, DFID and the UN as well as other
    institutional donors including but not limited to NORAD, SIDA, DANIDA GIZ,
    Italian Cooperation.
  • Experience of 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 in a multi-cultural environment,
    often at a distance
  • Ability to prioritize own workload and
    work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to lead complex proposal
    development teams
  • Excellent English language skills
    (written, reading and spoken)
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to send an updated CV including three
professional referees and cover letter addressed to the Human Resources
Manager, Amref Health Africa in Uganda via Email to: Emails should not exceed 2MB.
Deadline: 6th April 2018
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