Director - Resource Mobilization

Save the Children, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
9th August, 2018

Job Description

The role

We are currently looking for Director - Resource Mobilization to be based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Role Purpose

This senior position has overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the RM team, playing a lead role in mobilizing resources to meet the needs of children in Bangladesh. S/he will work with program teams to identify and follow up on linkages between donor strategies, member interests and country office priorities and will play a key role in facilitating smooth communication between all stakeholders. S/he will be responsible for the formulation of the Country Office Resource Mobilization Strategy and be responsible for identifying funding opportunities (both international and domestic) and matching them to program needs. S/he will be accountable for reaching fundraising targets, ensuring the development and timely submission of high quality project proposals, circulating regular reports to management highlighting trends and issues, as well as working in close collaboration with thematic technical teams and other departments. S/he will also provide support to the resource mobilization function in the Rohingya Emergency Response, in accordance to the management arrangement defined by the regional and country office.



  • Master's Degree in Social Science/International Development/Development Studies or other relevant field.


  • Working Experience: At least 5 years' experience in proposal development/resource mobilization, including 3 years in a management position.

Essential Skills:

  • Understanding of donor proposal requirements (EC/USAID/DFID, corporates, etc).
  • Proven track record in developing winning concept notes and project proposals.
  • Highly skilled in program design, including development of log frames, results frameworks, and budgeting.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills, particularly in English.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching, as well as the ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Proficient understanding of children's issues in Bangladesh and development programming in at least 2 sectors.
  • Ability to present complex information in a concise and compelling manner.
  • Leading and inspiring others,
  • Delivering results,
  • Developing self and others,
  • Problem solving and decision making,
  • Innovating and adapting


Desired skills:

  • Good facilitation and cross-functional leadership skills
  • Good research and analytical skills.
  • Management experience
  • Advanced computer proficiency


  • To work in a team
  • To be committed to serving in the best interests of children
  • To be sensitive to gender and inclusion issues

Contract length: 2 years, Accompanied

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


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