The Role

This page outlines the vacancy and the key skills and responsibilities for the role.

Resource Mobilisation & Partnership Lead

Auckland Central, New Zealand

Reference: 5238164

  • Join us and help eliminate avoidable blindness in the Pacific
  • Be part of a great team doing great things
  • Central city location, great culture, health insurance and free gym!
  • Flexible working options

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ carries on the work of the late New Zealander Professor Fred Hollows (1929-1993). We work in the Pacific to restore sight to the needlessly blind and train local eye health specialists to provide eye care services in their own communities. To find out more visit our website:

The role:

This key role supports the advancement of our programme activities across the Pacific Region through ensuring effective resource mobilisation and strong, impactful partnerships.

The Resource Mobilisation & Partnership Lead plays a key role in the development of resource-based partnerships with institutional donors to support FHFNZ's vital work. Working closely with our teams, partners and key stakeholders, you will lead the process to successfully identify, apply for and capture strategic funding opportunities. You will also play a key role in managing these partnerships moving forwards including leading fulfilment of due diligence, high-quality reporting and ongoing communications and engagement.

All of FHFNZ's work is underpinned by strong partnerships. This includes our host governments, key institutions, civil society and the private sector stakeholders. You will play a key role in identifying, fostering, establishing, developing and building strategic partnerships to enhance our impact region-wide. Working closely with colleagues, you will help to establish partnership principles, effective agreements, strong communications and engagement to maintain partnerships that promote synergy and mutual success.

Responsibilities include:

  • Establish effective and clear processes for early capture of opportunities and management of resource mobilisation
  • Develop excellent proposals for resource-based partnerships
  • Cultivate strong donor partnerships by fostering regular communication and meetings
  • Conduct research on changing donor environments and produce strategies for effective influencing of donors
  • Review and complete contracts ensuring compliance with key contractual requirements
  • Collaborate with Relationship Managers on private donor partnerships
  • Work with programme colleagues to ensure successful management of strategic partnerships

Skills and experience required:

  • Minimum five years' experience managing large multiyear grants ideally related to international development or humanitarian programming
  • Knowledge and proven track record of successful working relations with a variety of donors, particularly large institutional donors, multilateral and bilateral aid agencies and large NZ Trusts/Foundations
  • A proven track record in resource mobilisation including the development of high-quality proposals for institutional donors
  • Experience in managing donor requirements and reporting systems
  • Experience and understanding of contracts and agreements including negotiation, drafting and compliance
  • Experience of managing partnerships according to agreed principles and clearly defined objectives
  • Excellent team player with strong leadership, coordination and collaboration skills, and the ability to build rapport and network effectively
  • Familiarity with/experience in working with Pacific communities
  • Strong skills in writing, finance and risk management
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and time-manage effectively while maintain high-quality outputs

For a copy of the Position Description, or if you have any questions about this role, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly recruitment team via email at

Applications will close at midnight Wednesday 21 October. If you think you are the right person for this role, then please apply now and help us bring an end to avoidable blindness in the Pacific.

Applications Close: 21 Oct 2020