Regional Resource Mobilization Specialist
Apr 21 2022
The Regional Resource Mobilization (RM) Specialist will support the regional and country teams in Asia in o
verall coordination, planning, development, and management of a public, private and development sector fundraising strategy. The RM Specialist will be responsible for the analysis and management of all fundraising channels and activities, ensuring long-term, flexible, and unrestricted resources for the Asia region.
HarvestPlus is seeking a Regional Resource Mobilization Specialist
to support the development, successful implementation and monitoring of the Asia regional fundraising and donor diversification strategy.
Working in Asia, the RM Specialist will develop, monitor and drive the implementation of country/regional fundraising strategies, in line with the broader programme strategy; lead on the coordination and submission of high-quality funding proposals for programmes taking place in the Asia region; contribute to the capacity development of partners in the region through the provision of training and support in resource mobilisation and donor compliance.
HarvestPlus improves nutrition and public health by developing and promoting biofortified food crops that are rich in vitamins and minerals and providing global leadership on biofortification evidence and technology. HarvestPlus is a part of the CGIAR and is based at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), one of the CGIAR research centres.
The RM Specialist will report to the Commercialization of Biofortification Crops (CBC) Program Head and will be working in close collaboration with the Country Managers in Asia and HarvestPlus team on activities including but not limited to:
Creating a pipeline of probable funding opportunities
Manage donor relationships for the existing programs along with Asia Country Teams
Regularly track, identify, and process opportunities relevant to Harvest Plus
Write proposals and pitch decks and ensure timely submissions of the same
Assist the CBC Program Head in developing relations and reaching out to the relevant networks for opportunities around Resource Mobilisation
Work in close collaboration with Asia country teams to understand the nature of work, identify opportunities of partnership to compliment the same and secure funding opportunities
Prepare and share the pursuit pipeline dashboards with the regional teams
Plan and organise donor engagement events, roadshows, webinars to engage current and potential donor
Bachelor’s degree from a reputed institution and a relevant work experience of a minimum of 7 years, or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience
Experience of working with institutional donors UN agencies; CSR foundations or other major donors operating in the region.
Substantial experience of writing and reviewing funding applications and donor reports
Strong understanding of Resource Mobilisation, proposal development and donor preferences
Demonstrated experience engaging government and private sector stakeholders and collaborators
Fluency in English, with excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience in working with International NGOs or development consulting organisations
Experience working in a global, multicultural organization
This position is a one-year appointment and is renewable contingent upon continued satisfactory performance and program funding.