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Manager – Resource Mobilisation, Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)

  • full-time job
  • Flexible
  • Apr 30, 2018

Website Association for Women's Right in Development

Manager – Resource Mobilisation


Location: Flexible

Organization: Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)

We strongly encourage people from historically oppressed groups to apply for this position. AWID is committed to ensuring an equitable and accommodating interview and working environment.

Overview of Position:

This is a unique opportunity for an experienced professional with strong fundraising, resource mobilisation and donor relations skills and competencies eager to work with AWID’s senior leadership and a talented team dedicated to advancing feminism, women’s rights and gender justice.

The Manager, Resources Mobilisation (RM) reports directly to the Director of Finance and Operations and leads a small but dedicated team of professionals in achieving program, and organisational objectives in ensuring sustainability. This full-time position is responsible for providing leadership for the development and implementation of AWID’s resource mobilization and sustainability strategy.

About Us

AWID is a global, feminist, membership, movement support organisation. Established in 1982, AWID envisions a world where feminist realities flourish, where resources and power are shared in ways that enable everyone, and future generations, to thrive and realize their full potential with dignity, love and respect, and where Earth nurtures life in all its diversity. AWID’s mission is to support feminist, women’s rights and gender justice movements to thrive, to be a driving force in challenging systems of oppression, and to co-create feminist realities.

AWID works globally with a staff of over 40 who are based in 17 countries around the world.

Major Responsibilities

  • The development and implementation of the Resourcing Mobilization (RM) function and related activities including the development of a RM strategy, ensuring alignment with the overall goals and strategy for AWID.

  • Provide a strong voice, direction and coherent strategy to RM.

  • Facilitate the development, maintenance and strengthening of the relationships with existing, and prospective donors.

  • Hold a bird’s eye view of all the ongoing and upcoming work related to RM, and mentor and supervise the RM team by providing direction, support with prioritization, and consistent performance reviews with an eye for growth of staff capacity and responsibilities.

  • Develop, oversee and direct proposal development and facilitate implementation of successful proposals through adhering to donor requirements.

  • Develop, monitor and adhere to the RM budget, ensuring adherence to financial controls, and financial and organizational policies and procedures.

  • Cross-team, cross-organizational coherence and connection of RM work with initiatives, tactics and other teams in AWID

Key Functional Areas

  • Management of the Resource Mobilization function

  • Donor relations

  • Proposal and report writing

  • Team and organisational leadership, development and support

Essential Values and Competencies

  • Value a feminist intersectional framework and its implications for organizational practices and committed to the principles of feminism and anti-oppression.

  • Focus on the big picture and overall strategic framework for development

  • Transparency and accountability including clear project management

  • Critical thinking and analysis

  • Strategic risk management

  • Build strong interpersonal relations from the role across the organization

  • Selecting, coaching, appraising & developing staff

  • Influencing & resolving differences across teams

  • Self-awareness and insight

Essential Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • More than 10 years of experience in a similar role with at least 7 years within a non-profit development, gender, human rights and/or funding organization.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing resource mobilization strategies in a non-profit organization, preferably within a global feminist or women’s rights organization; cultivating and maintaining relations with donors in a variety of funding sectors (bilateral, large and small private foundations, INGOs, and individual); writing grant proposals and funder reports.

  • Excellent donor and funder management experience;

  • Fully versed with the current funding landscape for women’s rights, gender equality and justice, and its diversity, including characteristics of different funding sectors.

  • Extensive experience in project and program management, research, and/or advocacy; ability to develop, monitor and evaluate an operational plan with multiple projects, multiple deliverables and deadlines; ability to plan, organize and lead the implementation of plans and processes.

  • Demonstrated capacity to think strategically and analytically, with expertise in complex problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills, displays good judgment.

  • Demonstrated capacity to network and build strategic alliances internationally with donors, women’s or other civil society organizations and other external stakeholder groups.

  • Excellent relationships both with key donors for women’s rights, gender equality and justice, and international and/or regional feminist and women’s rights organizations and networks.

  • Demonstrated capacity with advocacy (and strategies aiming to influence the policy and/or practice of relevant stakeholders), external relations and negotiations.

  • Strong financial management acumen; knowledge of accounting procedures and protocols, budgeting and financial analysis.

  • Experience in human resource management; ability to work with a diverse and virtual team and engage team members, build consensus, and build high performance teams.

  • Strong public speaker – able to convey information clearly, concisely and in a compelling way.

  • Experience working with diverse communities from multiple identities across the globe, in a virtual environment.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Expertise in the use of MS Office software and collaborative tools such as Slack, Asana and G suite.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • University degree in social sciences, women’s rights, not-for-profit administration, international development, or other related field.

  • Familiarity with elements of feminist theory and women’s rights frameworks.

  • Demonstrated experience mobilizing resources for feminist, women’s rights or gender justice work.

  • Multilingual – English, Spanish, French

  • Courses or certificates in non-profit fundraising, project management, initiative design and evaluation.

  • Training or facilitation experience.

  • Experience of shared leadership models of work

Other Requirements:

Ability to travel internationally (approx. 6-8 weeks per year)

How to apply:

Please submit a current CV, along with a cover letter that addresses how you meet the necessary qualifications and outlines why you want to work for an international women’s organization, to on or before 30 April 2018. Please include ‘Manager – Resource Mobilisation’ in the subject line of the email. Please cite PCDNetwork as the source of the posting in your application.

Women and candidates from historically oppressed groups are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

We thank all those who apply, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls please. To learn more about AWID and our programs, please visit our website at

AWID is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at AWID are based on organisational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. If contacted in relation to an employment opportunity, please advise AWID of the accommodation measures, if required, which would enable you to be interviewed

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