Regional Resource Mobilization Advisor – EngenderHealth East Africa

TITLE: Regional Resource Mobilization Advisor – East Africa
PROGRAM: East Africa (Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda and Kenya)
REPORTS TO: Regional Representative

Either Dar es Salaam, Addis Ababa, Lilongwe, Kampala or Nairobi

EngenderHealth’s vision is a world where sexual and reproductive health rights are respected as human rights, and women and girls have the freedom to reach their full potential. This emphasis on rights directly underpins Engender Health’s values and principles: choice, quality, and excellence. To achieve transformational change leading to true social and economic progress, EngenderHealth partners with diverse organizations across sectors with the shared goals of highlighting women’s value to sustainable development.

The Regional Resource Mobilization Advisor will contribute to the growth of EngenderHealth’s public and private sector fundraising capabilities with a strong focus on raising money for promising new health areas, while maintaining ambitious revenue growth targets. S/he will be responsible for donor relations and creating a positive environment for smooth collaboration and increased funding opportunities. S/he will lead efforts for proposal development and provides additional fundraising support to EngenderHealth’s Global Resource Mobilization to support fundraising for new health areas.

Please note that this position will be a local hire. The Successiful candidate will be based in one of  East Africa EngenderHealth’s  Country office.

  • Manage all aspects of proposal development by working with field and headquarters staff on program design, proposal writing and cost proposal development
  • Track local and international donor funding opportunities and track contacts between EngenderHealth staff and key donors and produce a monthly update on the status of these contacts
  • Be aware of donor priorities and government health policies and programs in EngenderHealth’s areas of intervention
  • Identify potential donors and develop relationships with them by meeting them on a regular basis to update them on EngenderHealth programs
  • Ensure up-to-date awareness of the region’s field activities in all program areas by visiting country programs
  • Expand the capabilities of EngenderHealth staff to participate in technical and cost proposals and other business development efforts through mentoring and direct training
  • Collaborate with senior management to identify and strategize on new business opportunities
  • Liaise with other partner organizations involved in public health and identify areas of potential collaboration; take the lead in developing concept notes for potential collaborative projects
  • Keep abreast of the international public health best practices in these areas
  • Follow releases of Request for Proposals (RFP) and Expressions of Interest (EOI) from potential donors which may be of interest to EngenderHealth; to the extent possible, and ethical, anticipate the release of RFPs and EOIs
  • Assist in program design and proposal writing for development of large proposals
  • Deliver presentations on behalf of EngenderHealth in the proposal development meetings and other external events.
  • Track and share progress against business development targets for the region

Policy and Advocacy responsibilities:

  • Lead EngenderHealth’s engagement with donor, government and other partners like national and international NGOs, multi-lateral and bilateral institutions, research organizations, and the corporate sector
  • Lead EngenderHealth’s advocacy program
  • Provide technical assistance to EngenderHealth country platforms.
  • Ensure that all countries have up-to-date annual advocacy plans.
  • Assist countries in the development of a contact list of key individuals and ensure that effective systems are in place to management, and report on contacts with these individuals


  • Must possess the following requirements with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Advanced Degree in Business with 5-10 years of management experience in the development sector
  • Experience in partnership relationships with NGOs and donor relations
  • Outstanding writing / documentation skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing in English to make effective public presentations
  • Strong report writing and presentation skills, including in use of graphics, diagrams and data.
  • Ability to understand complex issues (including those related to statistics, financial flows and IT) and the ability to articulate these in a simple, easy-to-read way


  • Self-starter
  • Able to achieve results in collaboration with own and other teams
  • Able to get results with limited supervision


  • Knowledge of the key health issues like Reproductive and Child Health (RCH), family planning,
  • Knowledge and deep understanding of the region’s social, political and economic dynamics,
  • Knowledge of donor environment and conceptual clarity on major policy issues in health


Please visit the careers page at to submit you details online by 09th March, 2018.

EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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