Resource mobilization Wanted at Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)

Crossroads International is an international development organization that is reducing poverty and increasing women’s rights around the world. Working with local partners and supported by hundreds of volunteers each year, Crossroads leverages expertise and resources, North and South, required to help people overcome poverty and assert their human rights.

Crossroads has entered partnerships with partners in Tanzania catering to specific areas of intervention related to Women’s Rights including TGNP. TGNP Mtandao has been in existence since 1993, during which time it has built itself into a leading member of the transformative feminist movement for social gender transformation and women empowerment within Tanzanian society, Africa and beyond. TGNP has distinguished herself as an active and recognised player in the progressive women and civil society movement in the country, Africa and beyond. Guided by transformative conceptual framework and her participatory and animation philosophy and approach, TGNP has been able to make a substantial contribution towards stimulating public debate and activism on policy and other social issues affecting women and other marginalised social groups. The organisation has worked with other actors in designing and implementing lobbying and advocacy campaigns and stimulating reflections and discourse on pertinent gender and development issues through training and capacity building, generation and dissemination of alternative information ; facilitating collective action based on social gender analysis of issues of concern to peoples’ development. Consequently, TGNP has added value to the women movement by stimulating a growing feminist consciousness within it: appreciating and recognition of gender as an important dimension in other progressive social movement it engages with in the country and beyond.

Position Details

Main responsibilities include
  • Develop/validate long term traditional and virtual resource mobilization, fundraising strategies and mechanisms responding to TGNP immediate and long term programming, needs and vision
  • Update a contact list of local and multinational organizations, grant making foundations and corporate institutions that can assist in supporting the work of the organization;
  • Develop traditional and virtual revenue generating and fundraising mechanisms related to the Gender Festival and other TGNP events
  • Develop winning grants proposals for TGNP programming
  • Develop an advocacy plan for Corporate Social Responsibility and establish initial contacts to potential responsive corporates bodies with TGNP
  • To increase capacity of TGNP management and staff in effective traditional and virtual resource mobilization through developing and sharing of tools and training on the same.
  • The deliverables of this mandate are currently under review as a result of the mandate length changes.
  • Experience
    • Extensive experience in traditional and virtual resource mobilization , Corporate Social Responsibility engagement, grant proposal writing , etc.
    • Knowledge and ability to work within a gender equality & women’s rights framework and strong gender analysis;
    • Analytical and information-seeking skills, effective and proven writing skills;
    • Oral fact-finding, presentation and communication skills;
    • Computer Skills: Microsoft applications, PowerPoint and internet research
    • Training experience an asset.

    Studies related to resource mobilization, business development, on-line, in-kind, events linked and other types of fundraising, etc…



    Other skill set/knowledge
    • Adaptability and flexibility
    • Readiness to deal with change
    • Ability and willingness to work in rural areas and willingness to work in a non-Canadian socio-cultural and professional settings
    Eligibility criteria
    • Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada
    • Must be 19 years and older
    • Willing to conduct fundraising and public engagement activities before, during and after the placement
    • In good physical and mental health (medical examination required)
    • The volunteer needs to bring their own computer
    The Crossroads' Experience Includes The Following
    Personalized support before, during and after the mandate provided by an experienced and welcoming team.
    • Daily living allowance (depending of the country of assignment)
    • Plane ticket and local transport
    • Medical insurance and vaccinations
    • Pre-departure training and re-orientation upon return
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