Manager, Resource Mobilization and Partnership Development

Manager, Resource Mobilization and Partnership Development

Organization: Aga Khan Agency for Habitat

Apply By: 01 Jun 2019

Location: New Delhi(Delhi)

About the organization:

Aga Khan Agency for the Habitat (AKAH), works to ensure that people live in physical settings that are as safe as possible from the effects of natural disasters, that residents who do live in such high risk areas are able to cope with disasters in terms of preparedness and response, and that these settings provide access to social and financial services that lead to greater opportunities and a better quality of life.

Job Description:

Manager, Resource Mobilization and Partnership Development

Aga Khan Agency for Habitat


  • Contribute to development of Resource Mobilisation Strategy and partnership development under the direction of the Senior Management Team and responsible for implementation of the same.
  • Cultivate external communication networks among donors, partners, potential partners, and competitors, to assist the gathering of information and identification of trends and resources in order to inform the organizational resource mobilization strategy and help position the organization for new funding opportunities;
  • Contribute to identifying and achieving resource mobilization benchmarks through gathering, tracking, synthesizing, and disseminating intelligence and other information regarding new funding;
  • Manage the pre-proposal/capture phase for future or anticipated donor proposals in close collaboration with the Head of Knowledge Management Department and AKAH’s leadership team.
  • Manage the development, finalization and submission of assigned proposals, in coordination with other partner organizations, with a particular country and regional focus
  • Manage partner negotiations and proposal development relationships.
  • Write and/or edit collateral documents needed for proposals including capability statements, past performance references, personnel resumes, job descriptions, and background information on the relevant subject area.
  • Ensure effective participation and input, as needed, from field-based managers, technical, and operations support staff;
  • Ensure timely production and submission of assigned proposals in collaboration with other team members.
  • Manage the post-submission period in close collaboration with the Head of Knowledge Management Department, Finance teams and AKAH’s leadership team, including:
  • Oversee best and final offers.
  • Lead post-submission debriefings.
  • Support the hand-off and transition of awarded projects to the Management team and cross-functional start-up teams.
  • Conduct regular inspections to detect areas that violate the guidelines, or areas of non-compliance and initiates corrective measures.
  • Monitor the sustainability of funds.
  • CSR identification, networking and outreach with CSR foundations and Grant mobilization.

Qualifications and Experience:


  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., international development, business administration).
  • At least 5 years relevant experience at a large-scale international/ national development organization 


  • Successful and demonstrated team leadership and management track record in resource mobilization, partnership and proposal development;
  • Extensive understanding of the key donor programmatic and procurement environment of other foundations;
  • Excellent relationship building skills, externally and internally, including proven results in working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders.
  • Excellent analytical capability, and ability to position AKAHI strategically;
  • Very strong initiative taker. Capacity to move complex processes forward to achieve articulated results;
  • Ability to work at varying levels and on different projects simultaneously (ability for multi-tasking) and to work under pressure;
  • Superior networking capability and interpersonal skills;
  • Substantive ability and presence to represent AKAHI, as well as to interact effectively with senior management and with other units around thematic areas;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and effectively lead task teams to results;
  • Demonstrate openness to change and ability to manage complexities

Technical Skills :

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, including proposal writing.


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