DSW National Team Coordinator (Resource Mobilisation) Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

DSW National Team Coordinator (Resource Mobilisation) Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya


  • DSW Kenya is a non-governmental organisation registered in Kenya as one of the East African country offices of Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW), a global development organisation founded and headquartered in Germany.

  • DSW Kenya focuses on the needs and potential of the largest youth generation in history.

  • We are committed to creating demand for and access to health information, services and supplies for youth, and to securing their right for a brighter future.

  • We achieve this by engaging in advocacy, capacity development, and family planning initiatives, which make sure that youth are empowered to lead healthy and self-determined lives.

    General Responsibilities

  • The National Team Coordinator (NTC)-Resource Mobilisation will lead and oversee resource mobilisation and partnership development in DSW Kenya.

  • Specifically, he/she will support DSW Kenya to grow and diversify its funding base for delivery of organisational goals in line with the Strategic Plan.

  • Reporting to the National Manager-Programmes & Projects, the NTC-Resource Mobilisation will coordinate resource mobilisation in close collaboration with the departmental heads and the Country Director.

    Specific Responsibilities

    Funding Analysis and Donor and Partner Engagement

  • Lead and manage resource mobilisation processes including research and analysis of new funding opportunities and donor trends.

  • Lead relationship-building efforts, including fostering close collaboration with donors at national and international level and managing donor consortia for resource mobilisation and programme design.

  • Represent DSW at strategic forums when required.

    Project Design and Proposal Development

  • Support the DSW programme team in developing innovative concepts as part of lessons learnt within the project cycle management.

  • Lead on the efficient preparation and timely submission of proposals in line with DSW standards including analysis of donor requirements, identification of partners and coordination of technical teams.

  • Track progress of proposals submitted.

    Capacity Development and Knowledge Management

  • Identify and address capacity-building needs of staff in resource mobilisation.

  • Support the
    adherence to internal planning and knowledge management tools.

  • Coordinate and manage resource mobilisation efforts in close coordination with the DSW Resource Mobilisation Team based at head office level in Germany.

  • Any other duty assigned by the supervisor.

    Requirements and Experience

  • A successful candidate must possess a Master’s Degree and a Bachelor’s degree in: social sciences, development studies, project management or related fields.

  • He/she must have at least five (5) years’ professional experience in resource mobilisation and partnership building and three (3) years in middle-management functions.

  • He/she must have extensive demonstrable experience in project proposal development, networking and management of donor relations. A proven track record in raising income from institutional donors is desired.

  • He/she should have experience in programme design in Reproductive Health and Rights, Youth Empowerment and gender related programmes.

  • He/she should have excellent writing and public-speaking skills, proven experiences in log frame development and knowledge in budget development.

  • Must be proficient in computer applications including Excel.

    How to Apply

  • If interested, please send your application (CV and motivation letter stating your current and expected salary) with the reference “National Team Coordinator-Resource Mobilisation” clearly indicated in the email subject line to: vacancies@dswkenya.org

  • Deadline for application: 28 May, 2020 COB.

  • Ideal start date: Immediate.

  • Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

  • DSW is an equal opportunity employer and does not require applicants to pay money at any stage during the recruitment process.

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