Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Specialist Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Secours Islamique France 

Position Title: Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Specialist 


Secours Islamique France (SIF) is an international Non-Governmental Organization founded in 1991 in France and has been working around the world since then. SIF is based on Islam’s human values of solidarity and respect for human dignity. SIF is dedicated to reducing poverty and vulnerability across the world without any proselytism nor discrimination. In Kenya and Somalia Mission, SIF supports vulnerable communities through several humanitarian and development assistance programs.


Under the supervision of the Head Mission, the Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Specialist shall be responsible for supporting the development, update and monitoring of Kenya and Somalia Mission’s resource mobilization strategy. The position holder is responsible for developing and nurturing strategic partnerships, collaborations, and fundraising initiatives to support the organization's mission and objectives. This role plays a crucial part in identifying and securing resources, both financial and non-financial, to ensure the sustainability and growth of the SIF. The specialist will work closely with internal teams and external stakeholders to drive resource mobilization efforts and expand the organization's reach and impact.


The Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Specialist will perform the following specific task and responsibilities.

Partnerships Development

  • Take lead in proactively providing strategic advice to Kenya and Somalia Mission on identifying, building and maintaining partnerships and positioning SIF with potential donors in coordination with the Mission and SIF Headquarters in Paris;
  • Support SIF positioning in humanitarian responses by participating in sectoral groups and clusters, outreach to partners, development of strategies, project proposal, factsheets, capacity statements, and other project development documents ;
  • Support partnership development by advising the senior management and programs team on partnership opportunities and risks ;
  • Manage and coordinate relationship-building with key partners through providing technical inputs to senior management’s efforts at Kenya and Somalia Mission level to develop new and innovative partnerships;
  • Provide technical support to the development of project proposals and concept notes in line with SIF Global Strategy as well as Strategic Plan of Kenya and Somalia Mission;
  • Provide technical support to Head of Mission and other senior managers in the preparation of meetings, conferences and other consultative engagement with donors by identifying participants, proposing agenda and on the preparation of any required documents or presentations;
  • Facilitate partnership and resource mobilization training to program staff and managers based in Field Offices including the development of tools and products, as needed;
  • Monitor emerging contextual issues which could affect partnerships and resource mobilization at the national or regional levels;
  • Collaborate with partners to develop mutually beneficial agreements and partnerships.
  • Support with review partnership documents e.g., assessment reports, proposals, budgets, agreements, development of roles and responsibilities, external communication to donors to ensure it works with SIF principles, policies and guidelines;
  • Ensure that partners are aware of and commit to SIF policies, values and code of conduct;
  • Maintain, update and share to relevant staff the database of existing and potential partners.

Resource mobilization:

  • Develop systems to monitor the financing levels and resource needs of the mission’s programs against targets;
  • Develop targeted products and initiatives to mobilize programmatic resources and attract additional donor funding in coordination with Programs and MEAL departments;
  • Collaborate with the communications and program departments to ensure that adequate materials and online resources are available to support resource mobilization ;
  • Support the program department on project conceptualization, ensure quality control of concept notes and project proposals (including narratives and budgets) prior to the Program Coordinator’s final approval, and progressively build the capacity of program staff on proposal writing; and,
  • Advise on the content of agreement with donors and liaise with the Headquarters, and financial and non-financial partners regarding clearance, finalization and signature of agreements;
  • Ensure compliance with grant agreements and reporting requirements.

Donor reporting:

  • Collaborate with the MEAL team in the collection and collation of data and information and preparation of results-based reports for external constituencies;
  • Provide technical support to program managers for the preparation of high quality and timely donor reports;
  • Ensure the timely submission of quality donor reports, including compliance with SIF quality standards and coherence between financial and narrative information;
  • Gradually build the capacity of program section staff in charge of report writing;
  • Updating the Head of Mission on evolving donor and funding environment;
  • Ensure the timely submission of a quality yearly Mission Annual Report (narrative part);
  • Ensure donor compliance and quality assurance in reporting and documentation linked to partnerships, as needed and
  • Contribute to collation and dissemination of best practices and lessons learned for planning and knowledge building within partnership and resource development.


Education and Working Experience

  • A first level University Degree in relevant field;
  • A minimum of five years of progressive responsibilities working with similar roles with international Non-Governmental Organizations ;
  • An excellent undestanding of Project and programs management, program administration
  • Advanced knowledge and skills on development of partnership and resource mobilization.

Functional Competencies

  • Strong networking and negotiation skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English; knowledge of a second working language is desirable.
  • Ability to work flexibly, independently and on own initiative.
  • Experience in developing strategies and translating strategy into practice.
  • Ability to negotiate and understand priorities of colleagues, applying a problem-solving supportive approach.
  • Excellent communication skills, with clear strategies for working remotely with colleagues and partners, including experience of communicating effectively across cultures and with diverse audiences, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines, multiple priorities, and prioritize and manage workload.
  • Excellent participatory workshop facilitation skills.

Other competencies

  • Excellent working skills in Ms Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and other communication and information management tools.


  • Respect and promote SIF’s Policies and agree to comply with SIF Code of Conduct and Child Safeguarding.
  • Report to your line manager any discrepancies of SIF’s policies among the team or partners
  • Always maintain confidentiality.


“SIF commits to respect the “Do no harm” humanitarian principle and ensure child safety is paramount in all its activities. SIF implements a Child Safeguarding Policy (CSP) at head office and for every mission. Therefore, we implement all necessary measures to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with vulnerable people, in particular with children join our organization. This position is subject to criminal records disclosure and reference checks. We have zero tolerance for harmful practices and will take any allegation or report of child abuse very seriously.”

How to apply

Please submit an application letter, resume and a list of 3 professional references combined in onePDFdocument to not later than November 24th, 2023. The position title (Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Specialist) should be indicated on the subject line. By applying for this position, you consent to use of your personal data according to the Data Protection Act of 2019 and performance of reference checks.
SIF is an equal opportunity employer; female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted