Resource Mobilisation (RM) Manager

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) engages in monitoring, advocacy and campaigning within the health system to ensure that every person with HIV has access to quality comprehensive prevention, treatment, care and support services to live a healthy life. 


TAC seeks to employ an energetic, pro-active individual with a passion for social justice to lead the organisation’s resource mobilisation team. The position is based in Cape Town, but will require regular travel to Johannesburg and some travel to other parts of the country.




1. Grant Management

  • To coordinate and manage the grant portfolio and lead on refining the implementation of a robust resource mobilisation system.
  • To develop a Resource Mobilisation Plan to meet the fundraising targets envisaged in TAC’s longer term Resource Mobilisation Strategy in close coordination with TAC’s Provincial Offices and the Campaigns Manager.
  • Responsibility for the management and coordination of grants and provide technical support and advice on proposal development to TAC National Office and Provincial Office staff.
  • To develop relationships with TAC leadership, national and provincial staff to ensure that the TAC is putting together meaningful proposals and achieves a high success rate in its applications. In doing so, develop innovative approaches in mobilising resources at the community, local and international level.
  • To research and identify potential trusts, foundations, bilateral and other donors to fund TAC work and to lead in the preparation, writing and submission of high quality grant applications.
  • To be responsible for fulfilling all obligations to funders, such as reporting and regular update meetings and develop strong links between funders and the TAC.


2. Individual Donors

  • In collaboration with TAC leaders, take responsibility for researching and developing relationships with high-level individual donors, negotiating with them around the level and nature of their involvement with the TAC.
  • To work closely with TAC’s policy, communications and research (PCR) team to develop and nurture individual relationships to become regular donors, and ensure that all individuals feel part of the TAC family, are thanked for their generosity and are updated on TAC campaigns via a regular mail-list updates.
  • To manage TAC’s GivenGain page and to produce materials to ensure individuals are attracted and recruited to sign up as regular donors.
  • To actively seek opportunities for TAC leaders to attend events, activities and/or conferences that could lead to financial or in kind resources, and support them with briefings and appropriate messaging to promote the work of the TAC.
  • To work with the PCR team (in particular the Communications Coordinator) to build the profile of the TAC amongst fundraising supporters and donors via social media, and to proactively identify media opportunities to promote TAC work to support RM.
  • To develop time bound crowdfunding strategies, and work with the RM and PCR teams to implement these effectively, including developing online resources, building momentum via social media and other outreach, and providing reports on progress.


3. Other fundraising

  • To ensure the successful organisation of fundraising events where necessary with support from the PCR team. 
  • To identify and develop relationships with potential corporate donors that do not undermine the independence and ethics of the organisation.


4. Management and strategy

  • To line manage two Resource Mobilisation Officers and the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer to ensure successful resource mobilisation for the TAC and accurate, relevant, and impact based reporting of data.
  • To be responsible, alongside TAC’s leadership, national and provincial staff for the conception, development and implementation of future fundraising strategies.
  • To report on all RM activities to the TAC leadership at National Councils, and provide regular updates.
  • To build relationships with the TAC leaders, staff (both provincially and nationally), and comrades on the ground and take part in TAC activities and events (where possible) to ensure a broad understanding of the role of TAC activism in order to communicate it to funders.


Qualifications and Experience


  • Preferably qualified to degree level in a related development field or equivalent demonstrable knowledge through practical experience;
  • Experience in fundraising and resource mobilisation at local and international levels.
  • Experience and skills in program/project management.
  • Strategic vision and demonstrated ability for planning and execution, including knowledge of various donor requirements and an ability to develop and write grant proposals and concepts and track record in winning proposals.
  • Excellent networking and partnership building skills.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Proven computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word processing, Power point presentation, Access, Excel spreadsheets, e-mail and web based research.


Skills Specific to the position


  • Ability to build strong relationships with external stakeholders as well as with TAC leaders, staff and comrades;
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and balance priorities while working on a range of projects simultaneously;
  • Excellent communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills with a strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to communicate confidently, clearly and persuasively whilst having the ability to work well within a team;
  • Proactively organises and manages performance, showing accountability and responsibility for own decisions and demonstrating a high degree of professionalism and integrity; 
  • Promote team work and cooperation;
  • To show a strong interest in the work of the TAC and in the power and importance of grassroots activism (essential)


If you meet the requirements above, please submit the following:

  • a resume listing qualifications, prior work experience and at least three referees who can attest to your ability and success in this function. 
  • a letter of motivation, outlining your interests in working within this field and your suitability for this position (approx. 1000 words).


Apply to with a CV and cover letter.

The closing date for applications is 19 September 2014.


The organisation is particularly interested in considering women and people living with HIV.


Please note that if you don’t get a response from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should consider that your application unsuccessful.

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