afidep-African Institute for Development Policy

Partnership Building and Resource Mobilisation Manager


The Partnership Building and Resource Mobilisation Manager will be responsible for the overall coordination of the planning, development, and management of the resource mobilisation strategy and activities ensuring effective engagement of stakeholders in raising of resources for the Institute.

 Main responsibilities

  • Translate AFIDEP’s resource mobilisation strategy and plans into action
  • Prescribe, lead and conduct market research and marketing initiatives to assess donor priorities and identify opportunities for resource mobilisation
  • Establish systems for identification and response to calls with templates to manage the activities of resource mobilisation.
  • Coordinate the development and writing of highly competitive resource mobilisation proposals and contribute to proposal
  • Develop and ensure quality standards for proposals and concept notes and ensure achievement
  • Develop and maintain database of donors, project concept notes and project proposals
  • Develop and maintain an effective project tracking system and ensure all donor funding requirements are met in any fundraising document
  • Producing contents for communication materials in support of fundraising such as brochures, appeals, newsletters, Organisational capability statement and annual reports and their reviews
  • Sensitising and training AFIDEP staff on fundraising skills and strategy execution
  • Developing and coordinating online/web-based fundraising initiatives
  • Managing resource mobilisation functions and activities and supporting the project manager in managing donor relationships
  • Production of fundraising status reports

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience


  • Minimum of Master’s degree in International Development /Communications/ Marketing/ Economics/International Relations
  • Bachelor’s degree in any other Social Sciences course
  • At least ten (10) years of relevant work experience including progressively responsible experience working at the international and national levels
  • At least five (5) year’s resource mobilisation experience and at least three (3) years in senior role in the international development sector

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, networking and communication skills
  • Ability to engage with multilateral, bilateral, corporate and development partners.
  • Ability to lead dialogue with partners, identify and analyse trends, opportunities, and challenges
  • Initiative taker, self-motivated and a commitment to continuously produce results focus on impact and results
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to establish and maintain excellent relationships with key partners
  • Self-motivated, initiative taker and working towards achieving results
  • Understanding of development sector and best practices in international donor relations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of grants management, monitoring, assessments, and reviews
  • Excellent understanding of resource mobilisation strategies, cycles, and activities
  • Excellent leadership, coordination, and relationship building

Additional information: The above position will be for a period of 2 years , renewable depending on performance, continued need of the institute and availability of funding. A competitive remuneration package will be offered commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience.

To apply: Please send (1) one-page cover letter; (2) CV of not more than 5 (five) pages-including 3 (three) relevant referees; (3) 1 (one) page motivation statement detailing career goals and interests. These positions will be interviewed on a rolling basis until the right candidates are identified. Application letters should have the title of the position as the subject as well as the subject of the email for email applicants. Only qualified applicants shortlisted for interviews will be contacted. Applications will be considered on a continuous basis until the right candidates are identified.

Nairobi Address: Finance and Administration Manager

African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP),

Westcom Point Building, Mahinga Mairu Avenue (Off Waiyaki Way), Westlands Nairobi

P.O. Box 14688 00800 Nairobi, Kenya


Malawi address:  Finance and Administration Manager

African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP),

Area 6, plot # 6/3 Off Maula Prison Road

P.O. Box 31024, | Lilongwe 3, Malawi,





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