Restless Development Senior Investments & Partnerships Manager - Jobs in Dar es Salaam - Tanzania

Restless Development Senior Investments & Partnerships Manager - Jobs in Dar es Salaam - Tanzania

We know young people have the power to solve the challenges we face in our world, but they are being overlooked and ignored. We are the agency that works with young people so they can lead in solving those challenges. Whether that means supporting communities to end child marriage or prevent HIV, we work with young people to change their lives and the lives of people in their communities. Our programmes are genuinely life-changing, but can’t do any of this without talented, creative individuals at every level of our organisation.

We are currently seeking a skilled and motivated Senior Investment & Partnership Manager. This role will oversee and lead the strengthening of all aspects of Restless Development Tanzania Investment & Partnership Unit ensuring that the hub has the funds to administer and implement different programs across Tanzania.

The Senior Investment will also play a key leadership role in ensuring that Restless Development Tanzania is working to an ambitious, focused business model.

The Senior Investment and Partnership Manager will also work directly with the Hub Director, the Head of Country, Head of Finance, Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning Manager and the Senior Programmes Manager as a key member of Restless Development Tanzania Leadership Team.

This is an exciting but particularly demanding role. Our candidate will have significant skills and experience, but might not necessarily be an established Senior Investment & Partnership Manager.

You are likely to be a natural leader, and you will enjoy strengthening systems and processes and building teams of people around you. You might be looking to take on additional responsibility, or to develop experience in leading donor and grants relationship management in a challenging setting.



  • Development and maintenance of fundraising and growth strategies and plans in line with Restless Development’s Business Development Principles
  • Identification and cultivation of relationships with new potential donors and partners to secure funding, including from corporates, bilateral, multi-laterals, trusts and foundations and other NGOs.
  • Collaborate with Restless Development Hub’s in other countries in multi-hub fundraising processes.
  • Coordinating closely with the Finance and Programmes teams, lead on the development of programme designs and proposals for donors including off the shelf packages and strategic pitches
  • Contract negotiation and management
  • Maintaining a fundraising pipeline on a monthly basis with key information about current and prospective donors
  • Coordinate with the International teams including the Programme Funding team to ensure information is being shared from the country office as required, and seeking additional support and resource when needed.
  • Attend meetings and networking events with new potential partners/donors to promote Restless Development

    Donor Relationship Management and Reporting

  • Manage the Grants and Donor Relationship Coordinator to:
  • Ensure development and maintenance of donor/partner cultivation plans for all key donors and partners, delegating to other members of the Leadership Team (LT) as required and keeping track of progress
  • Ensure that all contractual donor requirements are being met and delivered to the highest standard including financial and narrative reporting.
  • Coordinate the donor reporting process, to ensure high quality reports are submitted on time that demonstrate impact and programme learning
  • Lead on communications with existing donors and partners, in collaboration with the Hub
    Director and Head of Country.
  • Work closely with international Program Funding team to feed into global fundraising and donor management processes, as well as contributing to achievement of global objectives.

    Strategic Direction

  • Develop and lead on the implementation of a growth strategy for the I&P unit
  • Actively take part in strategic discussions and contribute to the hub strategic planning as a Leadership Team member.
  • Actively supporting the Senior Managers – Programmes,
    and other Managers, including acting as cover whilst peer LT members are on leave, on in-country visits etc.
  • Serve as a role model at all times, personally embodying Restless Development’s mission and values, whilst helping to ensure that Restless Development’s code of conduct, policies and standards are understood by all

    Private Sector Partnerships

  • Develop, implement and maintain private sector partner strategies and plans.
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with new potential private sector partners.
  • Manage the contracts and communication with private sector partners.

    HR and Performance Management

  • Training and mentoring of staff in private sector partnership, fundraising, grant management, marketing & comms, project cycle management and relationship-building
  • Coordination of all Tanzania staff in private sector partnerships, fundraising, partnerships and marketing efforts
  • Conducting monthly line management meetings and performance management reviews (as required) with staff managed

    PR, Marketing and Comms

  • Oversight of activities, meetings and events to raise the profile and visibility of the organisation as the youth-led development experts in Tanzania
  • Support the Grants and Donor Relationship Coordinator to manage the Marketing & Comms Assistant to:
  • Create content and manage the Hub’s communication channels such as Social Media
  • Ensure consistent branding across the organisation
  • Participate in events to raise the profile of Restless Development
  • Build relationships with local media and secure national coverage
  • Produce annual reports, quarterly newsletters, other publications, research and other printing
  • Manage donor and partner database


  • Five years’ experience in institutional fundraising, proposal and budget development
    and donor management including bilateral and multilateral donor relations.
  • Experience in developing and implementing institutional fundraising strategies
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English, including exceptional
    networking and representation skills at high-level meetings and events.
  • Experience in grants management and producing reports for donor audiences, in
    particular bi lateral and multilateral agencies such as DFID and UNICEF
  • Graduate level degree (Degree, Masters, or Diploma).
  • Strong knowledge of current and future funding trends, as well as of development
    issues, especially sexual and reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, wealth creation,
    livelihoods, governance and accountability.
  • Experience developing private sector relationships and alternative funding strategies, beyond donor-driven funding
  • An excellent understanding of project cycle management (including problem/objective
    trees, stakeholder analysis, project planning, budgeting).
  • Capacity building, training or coaching of others in the area of fundraising
  • A strong personal commitment to the values, aims and approaches of Restless
  • Excellent organisation, time management, administration and coordination skills and
    proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Strong line management experience
  • Excellent IT skills including MS Office, In-design or any other desktop publishing
  • Experience of working in development in an African context
  • Experience and ability to work effectively and positively with young staff in a multicultural context.
  • Experience of corporate and individual fundraising.
  • Fluency in Swahili.
  • Knowledge of using online social platforms for fundraising, marketing and

    How to Apply

    Please submit a completed an online application form by 12pm (midday) Friday 8th March, 2019.
  • First round interviews are expected to be held on week starting 18th March, 2019.
  • Second round interviews are expected to be held on Week Ending Friday 29th March, 2019.

    For more information and job application details, see; Restless Development Senior Investments & Partnerships Manager - Jobs in Dar es Salaam - Tanzania

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