Job: Resource Mobilization Officer

Job location: Harare, Zimbabwe

Young Africa International is inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals to fill the above position. This is a one-year contract (with 3 months’ probation). Prospects of contract renewal are dependent on availability of funding and individual performance, particularly meeting job targets. 

Purpose of the role

The purpose of this role is (a) mobilize resources required to achieve the strategic objectives of the YA Confederation (short-term, mid-term and long-term) and (b) expand the network of institutional funding partners for the YA confederation. 

Specific tasks of Resource Mobilization

  • Draw up a resourcing strategy for the YA Confederation’s short-term, medium term and long-term strategy, ensure implementation of the resourcing strategy (i.e. meeting resourcing targets as set out and agreed upon), tracking and reporting on progress,
  • Performing donor intelligence for the YA Confederation funding requirements, identifying potential funding opportunities from existing and new potential partners, engaging with partners, and maintaining partner relationships,
  • Lead and coordinate YA International’s institutional fundraising and proposal writing work, 
  • Expand the organisation’s donor network and explore relevant consortia
  • Participate in project monitoring and providing technical guidance to project implementation where necessary,
  • Take charge of institutional donor relationship management, working closely with the Chief Executive Officer and the Head of Programmes,
  • Capacity building the YA affiliates (implementing partners) in resource mobilisation and proposal writing,
  • Supporting affiliates to develop own resourcing strategies, (medium-low priority),
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Head of Chief Executive Officer consistent with YA International’s strategy.

Profile of candidate

  • At least a Master’s degree in international development or any relevant social science
  • At least 10 years of specialist and progressive experience and a proven track record in resource mobilisation and fundraising for community development projects,
  • At least 5 years of progressive experience in project implementation and monitoring,
  • experience in youth work, education and/or livelihoods-focused education programming,
  • A traceable track record of writing successful funding proposals to small and big funding agencies,
  • Impeccable and compelling writing skills in English.

Personal characteristics

  • Team player
  • Self-driven
  • Result-oriented
  • Passion for youth work
  • Strong value-driven person with excellent professional ethics.

How to apply: Submit a 1-page motivation letter outlining why you feel you are suitable for the job (and indicating your preferred starting salary), attach a CV with at least two references relevant to this job to

Salary: comparable to those of local Zimbabwean NGOs for similar role.

Deadline: Thursday 7 January 2022.

Eligibility: Zimbabwean residents or foreign nationals with valid work permit.