African Institute for Development Policy Resource Mobilisation Officer Jobs in Malawi

African Institute for Development Policy Resource Mobilisation Officer Jobs in Malawi

Role Summary

AFIDEP seeks a motivated and experienced candidate to fill the Resource Mobilisation Officer (Malawi) position in the Institute’s Business Development Department.

The Business Development Department’s primary objective is to spearhead the implementation of the Institute’s Resource Mobilisation Strategy. The Resource Mobilisation Officer (Malawi) will work collaboratively with the Business Development Department, focus areas and programmes, policy engagement and communications, finance, grants, administration, human resources, and monitoring and evaluation teams across the organisation.

They will directly support the coordination and delivery of all the institutional resource mobilisation efforts, including and not limited to: mapping opportunities for strategic partnerships; coordinating engagement with potential funders and partners; coordinating and contributing to proposal development; contributing to continuous improvement of the Department’s strategies, processes, and procedures; supporting monitoring, evaluation, and reporting, and contributing to institutional brand building activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to strategic planning to implement the Business Development Department’s work plan

  • Research and identify potential funders and update the historical maps in the Microsoft Fundraising and Engagement application and other tools.

  • Support establish and maintain collaborative relationships with the Institute’s partners, including other research organisations, academia, government, media, civil society etc., to optimise proposal development, project implementation and enhance the AFIDEP brand.

  • Scan for relevant calls for proposals and concepts notes, and generate summaries for quick decisionmaking

  • Support proposal development (background research, collating project information, organisational information, customising biographies and curriculum vitae to calls, etc.)

  • Support registration to funders’ and partners’ online proposal submission platforms

  • Support engagement with funders and partners

  • Populate partnership assessment and due diligence documentation

  • Support planning and participate in events and meetings relevant to resource mobilisation and partnerships building

  • Support monitoring the Department’s impact and reporting

  • Other miscellaneous tasks as required

    Minimum Qualifications

  • University degree in social sciences, humanities, international development, communications or other relevant disciplines

  • A Master’s degree is desirable.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • At least five years’ demonstrable experience in a similar position – business development, proposal development, grants management and reporting, strategic communications and events planning, etc.

  • Knowledge of USAID/NIH, EU, FCDO, NIHR, global foundations, charities etc., grants regulations and requirements.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to deliver quality work within tight deadlines.

  • Excellent planning and organisation skills.

  • Ability to write, edit, and proofread.

  • Experience planning and executing strategic events.

  • Ability to work in a multicultural context.

  • Good research experience, i.e., finding, consolidating, synthesising and using data for proposals and reporting.

    How to Apply

    Please send the application with the position title in the email's subject to - no later than 22 January 2023

    The application should include 1) a motivation letter indicating your suitability for the position and 2) a detailed curriculum vitae with three relevant referees

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