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Resource Mobilization Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) is a not-for-profit organization designed to facilitate and promote access and delivery of appropriate proprietary agricultural technologies for use by resource-poor smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Based in Nairobi, but working across the continent, AATF fosters its mission through public/private partnerships to reach its target farmers. 

The Foundation is a one-stop-shop that provides expertise and know-how that facilitates the identification, access, development, delivery and utilization of proprietary agricultural technologies.

AATF has launched a special resource mobilization campaign, Africa Thriving: Practical Solutions for Farmers, to accelerate and expand its current projects, ensuring they successfully reach smallholder farmers and their families as well as establish several new projects. 

With an initial target of $10 million, the campaign has a total goal of $85 million over five years. Government, foundation, corporate and, where appropriate, individual investment is being targeted.

To meet these objectives, AATF is seeking a 
Resource Mobilization Officer

Under the responsibility of the Executive Director the Resource Mobilization Officer's  key responsibilities will include developing and implementing prospective donor strategies, implementing and supporting the campaign strategy and key resource mobilization activities and will be guided by the following Terms of Reference:
  • Assist the Executive Director in mobilizing resources from bilateral and multilateral donors, philanthropic foundations, and other sources
  • Assist establishing resource mobilization targets; projecting financing gaps for AATF and its projects
  • Deliver agreed upon annual fundraising and activity targets
  • Build and advance relationships with portfolio of current and prospective donors
  • Play integral role supporting overall resource mobilization activities
  • Create briefing memos and donor presentations for senior leadership in preparation for donor meetings
  • Develop outstanding written materials as well as draft correspondence (outreach letters, follow up notes, etc) for senior leadership and volunteers. AATF has developed substantive campaign cases and promotional materials that the consultant can use and improve
  • Assist in streamlining the preparation of concept notes and proposals for donor funding across all AATF project portfolio
  • Track all contacts with AATF’s current and prospective donors through a ‘moves management’ system
  • Coordinate regular small events to cultivate prospective donors, handling all logistics and tasks associated with the event as necessary
  • Conduct prospect research and identification
  • Support donor stewardship activities, such as writing a campaign update and ‘good news’ report on stories from the field every other month
  • Assist in scheduling and coordination of meetings
  • Undertake worldwide travel across Africa as well as North America and Europe is required
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Applicants to this position must have a Master’s degree in finance, agricultural economics, financial economics, financial management, law, economics, business administration, international relations, marketing/communications and or grant writing. 

They should also have at least 5 years resource mobilization experience including working in resource mobilization for UN agencies, private foundations or NGOs, or donor-aid programs. 

Experience working in Africa and/or in agriculture and rural development is desirable. 

The ideal candidate should have excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills with the ability to work both with autonomy and with a team in diverse cultural contexts.

S/he should have outstanding written and oral communication skills in English, with knowledge of French as an added advantage.

This is a professional National Recruited Staff (NRS) position based in Nairobi and is on a 2-year renewable contract subject to individual performance and availability of funds. 

Salary and benefits will be in line with those provided within AATF’s NRS scheme. 

AATF has attractive compensation package compared to the best employers in Nairobi. 

If this interests you, and you believe you meet the relevant criteria for these roles, please submit your application with a motivation letter and detailed CV, stating your current function, your verifiable achievements in mobilizing resources, the list of reputable organizations/companies you have mobilized resources for, your e-mail and telephone contacts by email before 26 October 2012. 

Applications can be sent to

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