Resource Mobilization and Donor Engagement Expert at Diakonia Sweeden Kenya – March 2024

Resource Mobilization and Donor Engagement Expert


  • The primary objective of this consultancy is to enhance Diakonia’s capacity to expand sustainable funding and donor support for its programmes in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Somalia through robust resource mobilisation plans and effective donor engagement.

Scope of Work:

The consultant will be responsible for leading the development of updated resource mobilisation plans tailored to the specific contexts of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Somalia, firmly aligned with Diakonia country and programme strategies as well as donor priorities and trends. This includes:

  • Assessing current resource mobilisation approaches and experiences;
  • Identifying funding opportunities for national programme priorities as well as for regional and cross-country programmes that address common challenges or leverage synergies across Burkina Faso, Mali, and Somalia;
  • Developing tailored donor engagement plans for existing and new donors (institutional donors, private foundations, and other private donors), and mapping of available funding opportunities for each of the three country programmes;
  • Working closely with relevant teams within Diakonia to produce high-quality capacity statements, and outlines for presentations, concept notes, and proposals that effectively communicate Diakonia’s programmes, impact, and funding needs to potential donors;
  • Providing technical support, training, and guidance to Diakonia country staff and partners on strategic donor engagement and high-quality proposal development.


  • It is expected that the consultant presents clear and appropriate methodologies and tools for the assignment. The proposed methodologies and tools should be grounded in the human rights-based approach and with a gender perspective. Travel is not expected under this assignment.

Implementation Timeframe:

  • The consultancy is expected to start on 2 May, 2024 and conclude by 30 Oct, 2024 with a total duration of 6 months.

Outputs and Reporting requirements:

The consultant will deliver the following:

Item & Submission deadline

  • Updated and detailed workplan and budget for the assignment – 6 May 2024
  • Draft resource mobilisation plans for Burkina Faso, Mali, and Somalia. 3 June 2024
  • High-quality capacity statements tailored to each country’s funding priorities and opportunities (at least two per country), with pre-populated templates for concept notes, proposals, and PowerPoint presentations. Gender, conflict, and environmental mainstreaming perspectives must be integrated in the final products. 1 July 2024
  • Training materials and guidance documents for Diakonia staff on strategic donor engagement and high-quality proposal development. 31 Aug 2024
  • Training of Diakonia country staff and partners in Burkina Faso, Mali, Somalia. 30 Sep 2024
  • A final report that includes an account of the tasks and activities conducted, highlighting achievements, obstacles encountered, lessons learned, and recommendations tailored for Diakonia global and each of the three country programs. Additionally, all approved documentation produced throughout this assignment provided in an annex. 31 Oct 2024
  • The consultant will report directly to the Deputy Regional Director, Donor Relations, at Diakonia Africa.


  • Degree in a relevant field such as international development, social sciences, or communication.
  • Proven experience in resource mobilisation, fundraising, and pro-active donor engagement with institutional donors and with private foundations in the field of international development cooperation.
  • Proven expertise in conducting assessments of funding trends and developing resource mobilisation strategies to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Exceptional writing skills with the ability to craft clear, compelling, and persuasive documents, including capacity statements, concept notes, presentations, and proposals.
  • In-depth knowledge of the donor landscape and funding mechanisms relevant to Burkina Faso, Mali, and Somalia.
  • Strong analytical, planning, communication, and facilitation skills.
  • Fluency in English and proficiency in French.
  • Demonstrated experience working with NGOs or international organisations in similar capacities.

Submit Your Application

Interested candidates should submit a detailed proposal outlining their approach to addressing the objective and tasks outlined in this ToR, along with their CV and references. Applications should be sent via e-mail [email protected] by Monday 15 April, 2024.

The e-mail shall be addressed as “Tender for Resource Mobilisation and Donor Engagement Expert”.

The tender bid shall include:

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  • CV of the consultant.
  • A technical proposal detailing their understanding of these ToR, an outline of the proposed approaches, methodologies, and tools, and a detailed workplan.
  • The proposed budget for this assignment.
  • A signed eligibility confirmation (This shall be shared upon submission).