We now seek a Resource Mobilization Advisor to Africa. We offer you an exciting job in an international environment where you, together with our talented colleagues and partner organizations, will change the world!
We know that it is possible to change the world. But we also know that it takes time and requires persistence and courage. Diakonia is a Swedish faith-based development organization that works to change unfair structures that generate poverty, inequality, oppression, and violence.
We work with around 400 local partner organizations in about 25 countries in four continents. Diakonia’s identity is characterized by five values; Solidarity, Justice, Courage, Commitment and Accountability. They serve as both a reminder of who we are, and a description of the work we do.
In Sub-Saharan Africa Diakonia employs more than 100 staff at country offices in Burkina Faso, DRC, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe; and at the Regional Office in Kenya. Diakonia’s Africa programs are currently funded by Sweden, EU, U.K., Denmark, the Netherlands, Switzerland, UN agencies, Swedish individual sponsors and private foundations.
Diakonia has identified the need to increase the organizations’ funding, and to diversify the funding stream. Therefore, we seek to employ a regional resource mobilization advisor for Africa. Reporting to the Regional Director Africa, the position will work together with similar positions in our other regions in Middle East, Asia and Latin America.
The position will liaise and collaborate closely with the Head Office based Coordinator for Resource Mobilization who holds the global responsibility for resource mobilization.
Role & responsibilities:
With the overarching purpose to allow Diakonia to maintain its political and financial sustainability in Africa the Regional Resource Mobilization Advisor will work very closely with the regional and country management teams to identify and build relationships with new donors and strategic allies.
Reporting to the Regional Director, s/he will coordinate between national, regional, and global levels within Diakonia and assure synergies and quality in the development of proposals.
S/he will be responsible for cross-regional collaboration and knowledge management on resource mobilization with regional peers and in close coordination with the head office.
Main tasks for the position are:
Experience & qualifications:
This is a plus:
Diakonia offers you an attractive and secure work environment and you will become part of a culture that is characterized by commitment, openness and participation. We value work-life balance; the possibility to competence development, and the right level of challenge to remain professionally motivated.
Place in the organisation: The Regional Resource Mobilization Advisor reports directly to the Regional Director based in Nairobi
Location: Diakonia’s regional office in Nairobi, Africa.
Start date: January 2021 or as per agreement.
Employment type: The contract is for a defined term of 24 months, with possibilities of extension.
Travel requirement: The job requires frequent trips to the region's country offices and possibly other countries.
Fee: National position, in line with regional salary structure and policy.
Send us your application before November 20, 2020
We ask you to send your application; CV and cover letter in English, and your salary aspiration to email@example.com.
Tests may be a part of the recruitment.
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