Resource Mobilisation Consultant

Norwegian Red Cross, Nairobi, Kenya

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource Mobilization
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th May, 2018

Job Description

The Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) is an independent, non-political humanitarian organization that was founded in April 1963 and was established with presidential decree No. 187 in 1965. It was then recognized by the ICRC in 1969 and in the same year became a member of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

The SRCS is seeking an experienced and motivated person to fill the position of:

Resource Mobilisation Consultant

Terms of Reference

To provide technical Resource Mobilization and consultancy services to the SRCS leadership on the overall strategy and implementation of the SRCS Resource Mobilization Policy and guidelines, which includes the identification of possible Income Generating Activities (IGA), advise on improving current IGAs and developing oversight mechanisms of the organization’s IGAs in line with RCRC best practices and standards.


In conjunction with the liaison office and the two coordination offices in Mogadishu and Hargeisa, draft the Resource Mobilization policy; review the existing IGA initiatives and recommend improvements; recommend/propose additional initiatives deemed sustainable;

  • Present the RM policy and tools to the SRCS leadership for their endorsement.
  • The consultant will be specifically tasked to:
  • Develop the SRCS RM policy
  • Develop standard RM operating procedures to be adopted by the coordination and branch offices
  • Review existing RM initiatives and recommend improvements where necessary
  • Set up or recommend recording and reporting systems of the IGAs
  • Develop a monitoring and oversight mechanism for follow up of the IGAs
  • Review the market survey already conducted
  • Define and establish guidelines for entering/starting new IGAs
  • Prepare a check list of conducting feasibility studies for new IGAs
  • Design an appraisal system for monitoring the performance of IGAs for sustainability


  • Resource Mobilisation Policy, including annexes if needed
  • Standard procedures for managing and running IGAs
  • Recommendation on improvements on existing IGAs
  • Propose system of reporting and recording IGAs
  • Feasibility study check list for new IGAs
  • Follow up mechanism for monitoring sustainability of IGAs


Three (3) months


  • University Degree in Commerce or Business Management
  • Experience working in the RM department for non-profit organizations in Kenya or Somalia
  • Proven working experience as an RM specialist
  • Understanding of the different local markets in Somalia
  • Strong facilitation/presentation/training skills
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to forge cross-cultural relationships and build trust demonstrated through previous intercultural experience
  • This position is expected to demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques when gathering and analysing information to recommend a course of action regarding deliverables
  • Detail-oriented, methodical, highly organised in their work, and practices strict adherence to timelines
  • Possessing a strong degree of honesty and integrity, and a solid sense of business ethics including the ability to appropriately handle confidential information
  • Proactive and autonomous personality
  •  Field visits to Mogadishu, Hargeisa and selected SRCS branches


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