Resource Mobilisation Manager

Do you want to work with us and change lives every day?

Resource Mobilisation Manager

Do you want to use your resource mobilisation skills to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?

Join WaterAid as Resource Mobilisation Manager to work in a vibrant organisation that makes a difference. It's an exciting time to join a well-respected organisation and a dynamic, high-performing team with a successful track record in building partnerships with Nordic donors (institutional, foundations and corporates) and ambitious plans to increase its portfolio and grow income to finance the vision of Everyone Everywhere. 

As a motivated and experienced resource mobilisation professional with a passion for international development, your enthusiasm, confidence and excellent relationship-building skills will enable you to build new partnerships with and secure funding for WaterAid from Nordic donors. Join us in making sure everyone everywhere has clean water, sanitation and hygiene by 2030!

The role

The purpose of the Resource Mobilisation Manager is to build funding partnerships in order to increase WaterAid’s impact, influence and income. The role will primarily focus on Nordic bilateral donors (at headquarter, regional and country-level) but will also work with other donors if and when opportunities arise. You will be part of the International Programmes team in the WaterAid office in Stockholm and report to the Head of the team. You will ideally be based in Stockholm, but there is flexibility to be based elsewhere in the Nordic region. This is a permanent position (visstidsanställning) with a 6-month probationary period.



  • Actively cultivate a pipeline of funding opportunities for WaterAid country programmes from Nordic donors at headquarter, regional and country-level.
  • Work with colleagues in country programmes to develop and implement resource mobilisation strategies.  
  • Position WaterAid as a partner of choice for Nordic donors for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programming. 
  • Position WaterAid as a partner of choice for Nordic donors for programming in which WASH is a clear goal contributor or barrier for success, such as health, education, gender, climate adaptation and urban development programming.  
  • Build consortia as needed with Nordic organisations and other actors to access and secure Nordic donor funding opportunities. 
  • Undertake regular donor intelligence to seek early information about and influence forthcoming initiatives and priorities, and follow new funding opportunities and aid modalities. 
  • Development of successful proposals together with programme colleagues and technical advisors, and ensure that all proposals submitted are of a high standard.

Person specification


  • Externally focused and proactive attitude, with the energy and passion to engage people and excite them about WaterAid and our mission. 
  • At least 5 years of experience of successfully mobilising resources and building new funding partnerships and networks with donors.
  • Proven track-record of successfully developing and leading on a resource mobilisation strategy. 
  • Track record of successfully engaging with donors in a way that creates opportunities to access funding.
  • Ability to analyse the donor environment, identify trends, anticipate changes, and adapt strategies accordingly.  
  • Experience of working in an international organisation, building relationships with colleagues in different entities and countries, and coordinating people in order to work effectively and flexibly to achieve targets.  
  • Great presentation skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Relevant academic background. 
  • Proficiency in English (verbal and written) and working knowledge in Swedish.  
  • Availability to travel for 8-12 weeks a year, and if necessary for several weeks at once.  


  • Existing network of Nordic donor contacts. 
  • Working knowledge of French and/or Portuguese. 
  • Working knowledge in any of the other Nordic languages 
  • Experience in working on WASH issues.


Interviews will be held at the end of October. Feel free to email any questions regarding the position to email [email protected] or contact Hannah Morris, Head of International Programmes, on phone number +46 73 661 22 74.

We look forward to receiving your application!