Senior Resource Development Manager

at World Vision
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted December 6, 2018
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Currency UGX


Senior Resource Development Manager, WV Uganda


To provide overall leadership in delivering high quality, sustainable funding that supports World Vision Uganda to realise its mission and objectives in line with its strategy; Our promise 2030. The Senior Resource Development Manager will take lead in the strategic sourcing of funds from various donors like the EC, USAID, AusAID, KOICA etc. as well as private donors and develop and achieve local fundraising targets


Donor Engagement:

Develop and maintain a Resource Development Business Plan to guide strategic interactions with potential donors and partners.

Proactively build strong networks and relationships with key donors.

Represent WVU to donors, both informally and formally, including giving presentations on behalf of WVU, as required.

Represent WVU in negotiations with donors over grant contracts etc.

Maintain a strong overall awareness of donor trends (both globally and for Uganda specifically) and awareness of specific, relevant grant opportunities.

Facilitate and coordinate interactions between WVU colleagues (including technical specialists and senior leadership) and key donor representatives, as appropriate.

Engage with WV Support Offices in order to support their donor interactions in global capitals.

Collaborate with colleagues to develop and disseminate information resources (e.g. fact sheets, capacity statements, situation reports) that can enhance donor engagement.

Networking, External Coordination and Relationships:

In addition to donor relationships above, the jobholder will:

Collaborate with colleagues (especially technical specialists) to ensure effective networking through and information flow from inter-agency fora, including refugee sector working groups and government ministry working groups. This will include direct participation in such fora from time to time.

Collaborate with colleagues (especially technical specialists) to ensure effective bilateral engagement with key government ministries.

Staff Management:

Manage a team of 3-5 staff ensuring high performance management, capacity building and teamwork.

Provide leadership in facilitating a high performance management culture, open trustworthy staff relationships and integrity to enhance smooth staff relations and accountability.

Lead recruitment processes, as required.


Contribute, as required, to ongoing development of the WVU National Strategy, particularly giving advice from the perspective of latest donor trends.

Collaborate strongly with Operations division for smooth handover of awarded grants so as to ensure effective start-up of implementation.

Provide ongoing advice to Operations division, as required, on issues relating to donor regulations and relationships.

Maintain a general overview of the implementation status of existing grant projects so as to be able to effectively communicate with donors, as required.


Well informed on latest trends in grants sector.

Excellent writing skills.

People management skills. Strong interpersonal and networking skills to work cross organizationally and with different cultures.

Results oriented leader with the ability to handle a heavy work load, manage and satisfy multiple conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands.

Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all staff and other key partners.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Demonstrate leadership and team building ability.

Ability to provide spiritual leadership to the team.

Good planning and organizational skills.

Experience Requirements

At least 5 years of experience in programme design and/or proposal development. Significant experience of government donor relations and fundraising is essential.

Education Requirements

A university level degree in a relevant field (masters is preferred).
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