Afrobarometer is hiring a Resource Mobilization Coordinator

Afrobarometer is hiring a Resource Mobilization Coordinator

Deadline: July 24, 2020

Afrobarometer has a new opening for a Resource Mobilization Coordinator to support their fundraising efforts. The Resource Mobilization unit is responsible for forging partnerships built on trust and mutual accountability and for attracting philanthropic contributions to support AB’s goals.

The RM Coordinator is the first dedicated fundraising role to be hired into the team, so will support all aspects of the RM team’s work as directed by the DoE. As the team expands with fundraising success, there will be an opportunity for growth.

The Resource Mobilization team commits itself to:

  • Taking a modern, professional African approach to fundraising
  • Developing a robust and compelling Case for Support
  • Growing the pool of current and potential funders
  • Increasing the number and value of grants to enable AB’s sustainability
  • Delivering competent funding proposals to achieve AB’s aims and objectives
  • Effectively stewarding and communicating with funders
  • Ensuring rigorous grant management
  • Coordinating fundraising across the wider AB network
  • Adhering to both AB fundraising policies and guidelines and global fundraising regulations

About Afrobarometer

Afrobarometer (AB) is a pan-African, nonpartisan, nonprofit research network that measures the political, economic, and social atmosphere prevailing in African countries. Guided by the vision that African societies thrive when African voices count in public policy and development, AB provides high-quality data and analysis on citizens’ evaluations and experiences of democratic governance and quality of life. This is provided as a public benefit and is free to policymakers, policy advocates, civil society organizations, academics, news media, donors and investors, and ordinary Africans.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Core Function 1 – Donor/prospect research and information management
  • Core Function 2 – Resource mobilization support and coordination


The salary for this post will be competitive with the market and based on the skills and experience of the successful candidate.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • At least 5 years’ experience in fundraising and/or associated support activities
  • Familiarity with fundraising cycle of identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Donor research and database management experience
  • Knowledge of data-protection legislation and international fundraising best practice
  • Competency with MS Word, Excel, G-suite, Salesforce (or equivalent CRM system), PowerPoint and Internet
  • Fluent spoken and written English


  • African citizenship or heritage
  • Knowledge of philanthropy and grant making
  • Successful grant writing
  • Multi-lingual, ideally fluent French, Portuguese and African languages


Documents to include:

  1. An up-to-date curriculum vitae with contact details (your email, phone, postal and Skype address)
  2. A personal statement describing:
    • your interest in the post and in working with Afrobarometer
    • specific and detailed evidence of how your skills, experience and knowledge meet the Selection Criteria. If you lack experience or evidence in any area listed, please state how you would gain the knowledge or competency needed to succeed in the role.
  3. Your availability for the post (notice period in your current role) and preferred working location.

Please send your application to [email protected] Include your name and position title in the subject field of your email. Example: “Subject: [YOUR NAME] AB RM Coordinator”

For more information, visit Afrobarometer.