Organization Name: National Organisation for Women in Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Eligible Citizenship: Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Role Code: Z03-Int

Role Overview

The Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Fellow will work directly with NOWSPAR’s strategy team to support evolving project needs in a fast-paced environment. They will work to develop grant proposals, identify and build relationships with potential and recurring donors, and represent the organization at meetings and strategic gatherings. The fellow will also support staff in preparing various types of documents, including presentations, blogs and PowerPoints, support donor relations, and prospecting new funders. The fellow will report to the Programme Manager.


  • Undertake resource mobilization efforts, including writing grant proposals, building new relationships, and traveling for development purposes
  • Provide project management of the grant application process, including primary responsibility for narrative development and timely submission of grant applications
  • Enhance and position NOWSPAR’s brand strategically to increase funding and resource generation capabilities
  • Respond to requests and invitations to strategic forums for networking, relationship, capacity, and rapport building
  • Represent the organization at strategic gatherings to clearly articulate NOWSPAR’s position on matters regarding sport and physical activity for women, girls, and children
  • Undertake work plans, involving donors and critical stakeholders, for all new projects to ensure consensus and alignment
  • Work with NOWSPAR’s management to identify potential funders and develop written proposals for funding various components of NOWSPAR’s work
  • Assist with data analysis for donor reporting
  • Develop directory of all potential funders, donors, and corporations with their contact information

Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including experience writing grant applications or proposals*
  • Experience building and managing relationships with external stakeholders, such as donors, partners, or other key stakeholders*
  • Experience using social media professionally for promotional purposes*
  • Ability to work independently, and effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced, open environment*
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Microsoft office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and co-working platforms such as Sharepoint and Teams*
  • Must be a team player, personable, and able to work well with others*
  • Experience working with development organisations
  • Experience working with donor databases
  • Demonstrated fundraising experience
  • Experience building relationships with corporate sector, foundations, and individual grant makers

About the Organization

The National Organization for Women in Sport, Physical Activity, and Recreation (NOWSPAR) is a Zambian non-governmental organisation that was founded in 2006. NOWSPAR is a membership organization. We believe that sport, physical activity, and recreation have the power to foster social change and increase an individual's quality of life. We advocate, educate, and increase participation of women, girls, and children in sports. NOWSPAR aims at encouraging and promoting engagement of women, girls, and children, including people with disabilities, in all areas, levels, and abilities in physical activity, sport, and recreation, for fun and excellence.

Role Function: Communications, Development / Fundraising / Grant-Writing, Partnership Development
Issue Area: Education / Health Education, Sport for Development

Stipend, Benefits, and Logistics

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