Resource Mobilization Officer


The job holder typically reports to the executive director. At this level, the job holder is expected to use initiative and knowledge within an area of expertise to independently respond to queries with general guidance. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen problems on a daily basis and identify potential areas of risk for YELD. The job holder may be expected to manage resources and coach and coordinate a team of support staff and volunteers.


During deployment, duties may be modified based upon the technical needs of the organization.

  • Develop a resource mobilization plan based on existing and potential donors and fundraising mechanisms. In coordination with relevant technical officers, develop a “Donor brief and funding request” and other YELD appeal documents based on YELD’s strategy; to be used as an advocacy tool.
  • In close coordination with project management and planning officers, manage the overall and day-to-day activities related to mobilization of resources, monitoring and tracking funding needs and gaps.
  • Develop specific project proposals in compliance with both YELD and donor requirements.
  • Research the interests and application requirements of the main donors and other sources of funding to the country. Provide technical advice to the executive director on prospective opportunities.
  • Identify and partner with main charitable donors in the country. This includes government agenecies like Youth Enterprise Development Fund (YEDF), Uwezo Fund, Women Enterprise Fund (WEF), Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities Project (KYEOP) etc. Other relevant partners are county governments, corporates, and foundations.
  • Establish and manage a network of donor contacts, track proposals submitted, funds pledged/received and donor agreement implementation requirements (implementation deadlines, earmarking for specific activities, visibility requests, reporting, etc.).
  • Report on expected results and resource mobilization activities in compliance with related documents to be disseminated among donors, and draft specific reports to donors as stated in legal agreements.
  • In coordination with the Communication and Advocacy Officer, effectively utilize the communication products and advocacy material in convincing and encouraging donors to fund the various projects undertaken by YELD. If required, research, write and edit information materials in support to resource mobilization activities, including success stories.
  • Perform any other incident-specific related duties, as required by the executive director.


To deliver a full range of resource mobilization services to ensure optimal funding of projects and administrative activities in facilitating the effective functioning of the organization.



Essential: Advanced university degree (Masters level or above) in social sciences, international relations, development studies, political sciences, business, communications, marketing, management or economics from an accredited/recognized university.
Desirable: Specific studies on resource mobilization, communication, studies on development and/or development work. Training in donor intelligence, proposal writing, and general project management.



  • At least three years’ related experience, at the national and international level, in resource mobilization and external relations.
  • Documented achievements in fundraising activities, part of which supporting development interventions or humanitarian activities.
  • Proven experience in writing resource mobilization proposals, donor reports and related documents.

Desirable: Prior working experience with international development agencies, or with an international nongovernmental or recognized humanitarian organization.


  • Strong interpersonal, representational and organizational skills, with proven ability to facilitate and strengthen the involvement and collaboration of a broad range of internal and external partners.
  • Demonstrated success in resource mobilization complemented by the ability to conceptualize ideas and promote consensus.
  • Integrity, tack and discretion.
  • Ability to work and achieve goals under pressure.
  • Sound understanding of the impact of unemployment in youth and crises on social and economic development, and its burden on populations.
  • Ability to “think out of the box” and to make innovative proposals as related to mobilization of resources.
  • Good knowledge of digital fundraising tools especially crowdsourcing.

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French or other international languages.


This is a paid volunteer position with a monthly stipend of KES 45000


  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • Salary review is done quarterly. 5-10% increment may be effected based on performance.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. YELD only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to YELD Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
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