Work at Sonke

Resource Mobilisation Coordinator

1 Year – Fixed term Contract with option to renew

Sonke Gender Justice seeks to appoint a Resource Mobilisation Co-ordinator to be based in Cape Town or Johannesburg.

About Sonke

With offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Bushbuckridge and Eastern Cape in South Africa, Cameroon and Kampala, Uganda, Sonke works globally, and especially across Africa, to strengthen government, civil society and citizen capacity to take action to promote gender equality, prevent domestic and sexual violence and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS. In this way the organisation contributes to the development of societies in which men, women, youth and children can enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships that contribute to the development of just and democratic societies.

About this position

The Resource Mobilisation Co-ordinator works to support resource mobilization, income generation, donor relations and donor reporting. In consultation with the Co-Executive Directors, the Resource Mobilisation Co-ordinator will assist in the implementation of the resource mobilization strategy for the organisation.

Key performance areas:

1. Resource mobilisation strategy

  • In collaboration with the Co-Executive Directors and Resource Mobilisation Consultant, implement the resource mobilisation strategy for the organisation.
  • Develop an annual workplan that is aligned to the resource mobilisation strategy.
  • Identify new institutional, government, corporate and private donors.
  • Liaise with private agencies, the government and other organisations to explore potential collaborations for raising funds for the organisation.
  • Develop other innovative ideas for effective resource mobilisation for the organization.
  • Explore and develop strategies for the sustainability of the organisation and its programmes, in consultation with the Co-Executive Directors and Unit Managers.

2. Proposal development

  • Work closely with programme staff before a proposal is developed to strategise around potential projects and processes.
  • Work in consultation with management, project staff and finance to develop persuasive funding proposals and budgets to submit to new and existing donors.
  • Support Unit Managers when requested with project kick-off meetings when new projects and grants commence.
  • Build capacity of staff through training and during the process of proposal development.

3. Income generation

  • In consultation with the Unit Managers and Co-Executive Directors, develop Sonke’s income generation strategy.
  • Develop a workplan to roll out income generation activities.
  • Work with the Unit Managers to identify new income streams with corporates.
  • Develop business plans in consultation with managers for possible generation of long-term income for the organisation.

4. Donor reporting and relations

  • Ensure regular communication with donors, including distribution of Sonke’s newsletter and other relevant materials.
  • Ensure that donor representatives are invited to participate in project activities, where appropriate.
  • Host annual donor meetings.
  • Conduct an annual donor survey.
  • Manage the donor reporting schedule and ensure that project staff, all Unit Managers and CoExecutive Directors are aware of upcoming reporting deadlines.
  • Support Unit Managers to ensure that reports are of a high standard (in terms of content, language and presentation)
  • Together with Unit Managers and the Communications Manager ensure donors are suitably recognized and visible in our communications, PR materials and social media.

5. Administration, database management, development of policies

  • Maintain a funding register of grant proposals, tracking proposals that were approved, rejected and those still in the pipeline on a monthly basis.
  • Maintain a grant management dashboard which captures all compliance related detail including reporting deadlines.
  • Maintain a donor database.
  • Create and maintain all donor files in hard copy and on the shared server. The files must include key information, including contracts, audit reports, proposals, budgets, financial & narrative reports.
  • Review and strengthen the Resource Mobilisation policies and procedures.
  • Provide training to partner organisations and sub-grantees in the area of proposal writing and donor management as and when required.


  • Degree in Development Studies, Law, Sociology, Industrial Psychology, Business Science, Commerce or extensive related experience;
  • Experience and interest in non-profit management and administration;
  • Experience working with large budgets and multiple donors;
  • At least 5 years working experience on issues related human rights, GBV and HIV and Aids, gender equality;
  • Minimum 5 years relevant professional working experience in a management role in marketing, public relations or corporate social investment;
  • Strong research and analytical skills;
  • Able to write clearly, concisely and persuasively;
  • Detail oriented, excellent organisational and multi-tasking skills; ability to adhere to deadlines; punctuality and regular attendance required;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills across diverse cultural backgrounds;
  • Ability to work efficiently with competing demands; and
  • Able to work independently and in a multicultural team.

Personal qualities required

  • Confident, assertive communicator who can work comfortably with diverse groups of people, across all levels
  • Excellent writing skills in English and preferably, but not required, another SA language
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to prioritise work and manage deadlines
  • Good planning and time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Reflective and open to learning


Cape Town or Johannesburg


R279 048 – R418 572 total cost to company per annum

Closing Date

15 August 2020