Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF) – We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the living conditions of Africans by contributing to the reduction of poverty and the elimination of conflict while promoting self-reliance and self-fulfillment.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head of Resource and Mobilization

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time


  • The Head, Resource Mobilization officer will oversee the overall activities related to the management of programs, processes and people; mobilization of resources, grant seeking and management, funding needs and gaps, fundraising strategies and the awards process as well as the development of revenue-generating programs that may serve as a model for self-sustaining enterprises with a social development impact

Responsibilities and Functions
Program Planning, Implementation and Management:

  • Responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and develop initiatives to support the strategic direction of the Foundation. 
  • Plan the programs from start to completion involving deadlines, milestones and processes
  • Develop concept notes, proposals and budgets which drive the achievement of MMF strategic plan and align with donor priorities.
  • Initiate and set goals for programs according to the strategic objectives of the organization
  • Develop and approve budgets and operations
  • Supervise all program and project managers involved to provide feedback and resolve complex problems

Resource Generation, Processes and Awards:

  • Develop fund generation and resource mobilization work plan and constantly follow up the implementation of the plan, 
  • Establish guidelines and procedures for proposal development and monitoring that ensure effective coordination for resource mobilization, the approval of grant agreements, and projecting and addressing financing gaps. 
  • In collaboration with MMF leadership, map resource needs and develop resource mobilization strategies
  • Seek for funds and grants for the Foundation’s programs activities and operations 
  • Identify funding opportunities, coordinate and actively participate in the preparation, writing and submission of grant/funds proposals
  • Develop funding mapping tool to track and engage prospective strategic partners
  • Keep up to date with the donor landscape, priorities and trends and work to identify new donors (including governments, foundations, individuals, and industry)
  • Ensure project/department milestones/ goals are met and adhere to the approved budget.
  • Discover ways to enhance the efficiency and productivity of procedures and people by managing the operations of the Foundation
  • Manage the resource mobilization plan, lead grants making efforts and set funding goals for Murtala Muhammed Foundation
  • Represent The organization’s business development interests at relevant meetings, events, and within resource mobilization or donor-specific peer networks, as it relates to USG funding streams.

Organizational Management and Structuring:

  • Position the MMF Brand Africa’s No1 Social Solutions provider in the NGO industry.
  • Seek for relevant partnership in other to position the Foundation on a global level
  • Work with relevant teams to ensure the organization is structured to allow for proper and efficient flow of work
  • Provide strong day-to-day leadership presence in the organization
  • Manage governance by ensuring that Murtala Muhammed Foundation foster and maintain a strong relationship, while maximizing the opportunities the board of director, advisory board bring on board.
  • Lead the general performance management process that measures and evaluates progress against the goals for the organization
  • Any other assigned task.

Key Qualifications and Experience Required
Academic Requirement:

  • Degree from a recognized university in Social Sciences, development studies and Marketing or any other relevant field.
  • MBA is required

Experience Requirements:

  • High-level experience of at least 6 years as senior manager in a corporate Organisation or in an NGO in a senior program funding position, proposal development, donor liaison and account management. Substantial relevant experience in pre-solicitation preparation.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, work well under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to work with donors as well as manage and build strategic donor relations; sound understanding of the donor financing landscape and processes;
  • Ability to lead team, manage people as well as processes
  • Good Operational skills required
  • Ability to work on performance-based targets for fundraising;
  • Excellent spoken and written English is essential, with experience in proposal development
  • Ability to work with a range of stakeholders, from industry, civil society, governments and international organizations
  • Financial management, public private partnership framework, 
  • International business strategy and economics
  • Demonstrable success in resource mobilization


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the job title as the subject of the mail


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