Resource Mobilisation & Innovations Director Job at ActionAid (AA) Nigeria

ActionAid (AA) Nigeria is an affiliate of ActionAid International, which is a global alliance of organisations working towards achieving a world without poverty and injustice in which every person enjoys the right to a life with dignity. As a large and visible development organisation, we work in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and America. Our expertise lies in community-led approaches to development and working through partnerships with the poor and other grass root organisations.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position:  Resource Mobilisation & Innovations Director

Job Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • The post holder will set and lead the organisations fundraising strategy, creating new businesses with public and private sector donors including bilateral, multi-lateral agencies and foundations in line with ActionAid Nigeria country strategy, programmatic vision, goals and mission.
  • S/he will be a member of the Senior Management & Country Management team and will oversee the operations of the resource mobilisation unit by raising funds through child sponsorship, community sponsorship, institutional donors and other platforms applicable to ActionAid Nigeria as well as coordinate positive relationship with these donors/development partners by leading the process of ActionAid seeking and responding to new and existing fundraising opportunities.
  • S/he will also be responsible for supervising and developing the Resource Mobilisation team.

Person Specifications
Education / Qualifications:

  • First Degree in Social Sciences or Arts / Humanities is essential.
  • Masters’ Degree in a related field is essential.
  • Membership of relevant professional Institute is Desirable.


  • At least 12 years of work experience, 5 of which should be in a similar role and at Senior Management position in the development sector is essential.
  • Wide experience working in a fundraising environment and raising resources from institutional and other donors is essential.
  • Experience developing and delivering fundraising strategies is essential.
  • Experience writing successful funding proposals is essential.
  • Experience managing a business development team is desirable.

Skills / Abilities:

  • Excellent skills in policy analysis and interpretation
  • Strong proposal writing skills.
  • Proven fundraising skills with the ability to achieve financial targets.
  • Strong analytical/problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent staff management and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent planning and prioritization skills
  • Ability to influence and encourage others to new concepts and ways of working within an environment of change
  • Able to maintain strong working relationships with key donors.

ActionAid offers competitive terms of employment.


  • Only electronically submitted forms will be considered. Submitted or Scanned CVs will be disregarded.
  • Applications from women and candidates from the Northeast and Northwest are particularly encouraged.
  • While we respect all applicants, interview dates will be communicated only to shortlisted candidates.
  • ActionAid is committed to preventing any form of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse (including child abuse and adult at-risk abuse) in line with our Child Safeguarding policy, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse; and Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse at Work Policy and Overarching SHEA and Safeguarding Policy; as well as our zero-tolerance approach to Safeguarding concerns.

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