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Head of Resource Mobilisation and Grants - Malawi

WaterAid is looking for a Head of Resource Mobilisation and Grants to play a vital role in our mission to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone in Malawi by 2030.

24 Aug 2017
  • Deadline : 24 Aug 2017
  • Salary : Unpaid

It’s hard to believe that today 844 million people do not have clean water and 2.3 billion do not have a decent toilet – around one in three of the world’s population. Every two minutes a child under five dies from diarrheal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation.

WaterAid is looking for a Head of Resource Mobilisation and Grants to play a vital role in our mission to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone in Malawi by 2030.

As part of WaterAid Malawi’s Senior Management Team, this role has oversight for raising and managing funds from a diversified mix of private and public sources including mass engagement, grant making private foundations and bilateral /multilateral donors. Within the remit of this role is support to and leveraging our communications and campaign activities to achieve both fundraising and influencing outcomes.

You will focus on the following:

  • 60% on business development and fundraising, developing and implementing short and long-term fundraising strategies and plans required to deliver the country strategy.
  • 30% on donor contracts and grants management to ensure that contractual agreements are met
  • 10% on capacity building initiatives around funding and grant management of WaterAid staff and partners

To be successful, you’ll need to:

  • Have at least 7-10 years of prior work experience with at least three (3) years’ in a senior level position with responsibility for strategic fundraising in a NGO environment
  • Have experience gained from managing grant funding from key multilateral and bilateral donors including USAID, DFID, EC, among others.
  • Display excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Including excellent report writing skills, and the ability to communicate information and ideas effectively
  • Be fully committed to WaterAid’s vision, mission and values and a way of working that demonstrates this, with the ability to communicate this enthusiasm to others.

Please see the job description here>

We started because no NGO like us existed. We’ll end when no organisation like us is needed. In the meantime, we’re making great progress – since 1981, we have reached 25 million people with clean water and, since 2004, 24 million people with sanitation. We’re looking for people who share a commitment to our vision.

We’re looking for people with an appreciation and respect for different people and ideas, and the energy and expertise to help tackle the most important challenges. In return, you can expect to get inspiration from the change you help make happen, a sense of belonging and the feeling of being part of a global community. You will also experience stimulation and fulfilment, the chance to grow, and space to be yourself at your best. This is our pledge to you.

If you are interested in the position and have the right skills and attributes, send your application, consisting of a letter of interest and a CV, via email to [email protected], using ‘Head of Resource Mobilisation” as the subject. Please provide details of at least three references and clearly indicate details of your current remuneration package.

Please note: in order to apply for this role, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in Malawi.

WaterAid is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We particularly encourage applications from women who are underrepresented at this level in the organisation. Only candidates shortlisted for interviewing will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date for applications. No recruitment agencies please.