Director - Resource Mobilization (Re-advertise)

Save the Children invites applications for the above mentioned position. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Minimum requirements will be flexible for the potential female candidates.

The role

This senior position has overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Resource Mobilization team, playing a lead role in mobilizing resources to meet the needs of children in Bangladesh. S/he will work with program teams to identify and follow up on linkages between donor strategies, member interests and country office priorities and will play a key role in facilitating smooth communication between all stakeholders. The Director-Resource Mobilization will be responsible for the formulation of the Country Office Resource Mobilization Strategy and identifying funding opportunities (both international and domestic) and matching them to program needs. S/he will be accountable for reaching fundraising targets, ensuring the development and timely submission of high quality project proposals, circulating regular reports to management highlighting trends and issues, as well as working in close collaboration with thematic area technical teams and other departments. S/he will also provide support to the resource mobilization function in the Rohingya Emergency Response, in accordance to the management arrangement defined by the regional and country office.

Qualifications and experience

  • At least 5 years’ experience in proposal development/resource mobilization, including 3 years in a management position.
  • Understanding of donor proposal requirements (EC/USAID/DFID, corporates, etc), a proven track record in developing winning concept notes and project proposals.
  • Highly skilled in program design, including development of log frames, results frameworks, and budgeting is required.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills in English, strong interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Sound knowledge of children’s issues in Bangladesh and experience of development programming in at least 2 sectors.
  • Master’s Degree is required, preferably in Social Science/Development Studies/International Development or relevant discipline.

Contract length: Open ended

Job Location: Dhaka

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

For detailed job description and to apply online, please visit
Application deadline: 22 September, 2018

Only short listed candidates will be invited for interview
‘Save the Children promotes diversity in its workforce’

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.