Organization Name: Family Health Trust
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Eligible Citizenship: Zambia
Role Code: Z03B-Nat

Role Overview

The Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Officer will work closely with the network of Family Health Trust (FHT) to develop resource mobilization strategies and identify opportunities to enhance branch fundraising potential. The Officer will be responsible for strengthening donor relations and will represent the organization at meetings and strategic gatherings to raise the profile of FHT’s work. The Resource Mobilization and Partnership Officer will work closely with the Resource Mobilization Committee to strengthen local income generation strategies and execute fundraising events.


Grant Proposal Management

  • Project manage the grant application process, including primary responsibility for narrative development and timely submission of grant applications
  • Work with FHT management to identify potential funders and develop written proposals for funding various components of FHT’s work
  • Travel for development purposes, as needed

Relationship Building

  • Position the FHT brand strategically to increase funding and resource generation capabilities
  • Respond to requests and invitations to strategic forums for networking, relationships, capacity, and rapport building
  • Represent the organization at strategic gatherings to clearly articulate FHT’s position on matters regarding sexual and reproductive health
  • Develop a directory of all potential funders, donors, and corporations with their contact information 

Planning and Reporting Activities

  • Undertake work plans, involving donors and critical stakeholders, for all new projects to ensure consensus and alignment
  • Assist with data analysis for donor reporting

Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
  • Excellent project management skills, including past experience working on complex projects from creation to completion, managing multiple projects, and/or coordinating across teams to meet tight deadlines*
  • At least one year of professional experience in fundraising, resource mobilization, marketing/business development, or other related field*
  • Strong writing skills with demonstrated experience drafting grant applications or proposals*
  • Partnership/relationship management experience with donors, partners, or other key stakeholders*
  • Experience with contact management databases
  • Professional experience with academic training in accounting and/or budget management
  • Experience using social media professionally for promotional purposes
  • Demonstrated competence in multi-tasking, working in a fast-paced environment, thinking strategically, and delivering measureable results
  • Strong relationship and rapport-building skills
  • Capable of using a collaborative, team-oriented approach to projects

About the Organization

Family Health Trust (FHT) was established in 1987 as a not-for-profit non-governmental organisation that provides a holistic response to HIV and AIDS in Zambia. It was one of the earliest AIDS Service Organisations in the country and was established just a few years after the first case of HIV/AIDS was diagnosed in Zambia.  Since then, FHT has made considerable contributions to health care service provision and response to HIV and AIDS in Zambia. 

FHT has also inculcated the reading culture in schools through text book distribution throughout the country, supported orphans and vulnerable children with educational materials, and empowered orphans and vulnerable children and widows in life skills and income generation activities. FHT contributed significantly to the establishment of the National AIDS Council and to the formulation of national guidelines and other AIDS Service Organisations in Zambia.

Role Function: Development / Fundraising / Grant-Writing, Finance / Budgeting, Partnership Development
Issue Area: HIV / AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Tuberculosis

Stipend, Benefits, and Logistics

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