Resource Mobilization Strategy Development Consultant at Plan International

Posted by Emeka on Wed 13th Sep, 2023 -

Plan International Nigeria is seeking an experienced consultant to develop a resource mobilization strategy and establish a clear overview of current and potential funding opportunities for the organization to increase its long-term financial sustainability. This job is based in Abuja. Interested Consultants should possess a Master's Degree in the Social Sciences, Communications, Economics, or Development Studies with 5+ years relevant work experience.

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-profit organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood, and enable children to prepare for - and respond to - crises and adversity. We believe in the power and potential of every child, but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Resource Mobilization Strategy Development Consultant

Location: Abuja
Department: Partnership and Business Development
Starting Date: 8th - 18th September
Duration: 10 days
Headed by: Partnership and Resource Mobilization Manager


  • Plan International Nigeria recently refreshed and updated its Country Strategy for the period FY2024 - FY2028. This was done following the launch of the Plan Global Strategy in 2022. The new Country Strategy “Girls are empowered to take action and drive change” reflects Plan Nigeria’s focus over the next five years and reflects key changes in the organizational objectives that align with its membership journey.
  • Within this strategy Plan Nigeria aims to reach 20 million girls to LEARN, LEAD, DECIDE AND THRIVE while ensuring a robust and sustainable funding and income diversification.
  • The funding trends in Nigeria have changed significantly over the past few years. A decline of traditional funding sources has resulted in increased competition among peer organisations.
  • The emergence of new sources of funding and, more importantly, local structured giving is becoming more visible.
  • However, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine conflict has had an adverse impact on the global and national funding landscape.
  • Plan International Nigeria's new journey requires a robust forward-looking resource mobilization strategy that considers the changing donor landscape and assesses lessons learned from past and current resource mobilization efforts.

Purpose and Specific Objectives

  • Plan International Nigeria is seeking an experienced consultant to develop a resource mobilization strategy and establish a clear overview of current and potential funding opportunities for the organization to increase its long-term financial sustainability.

The mapping exercise shall include:

  • An analysis of the current aid environment and donor landscape including the priorities, programmatic focus, geographical presence, and funding priorities and allocations of humanitarian and development donors (both traditional and nontraditional) and development partners working in Nigeria; and
  • Identification of new aid/resource modalities and partnerships, and recommendations for engaging with them.

Scope of work
Workplan outlining key activities for the consultancy:

  • Database of donor contact information, including bilateral and multilateral donors, foundations, and the private sector whose policies and practices uphold human rights and gender equality principles
  • Action plan for Plan International Nigeria with recommendations on how to establish relationships with donors to access new funding (based upon analysis of opportunities, eligibility, compliance, and risk)
  • Assess the funding landscape including exploration of humanitarian and development donor strategies, priorities/areas of interest, and corresponding envelope (with special emphasis on EU, USAID, UK FCDO, BMGF in Nigeria.
  • Propose/recommend strategies and guidance that will enable Plan International Nigeria to best position itself to be able to win future funding opportunities in its impact areas in Nigeria.
  • Submit a draft mapping report for feedback before finalization.
  • Produce a summarized final document incorporating all feedback to better guide Plan Nigeria’s pre-positions and business development effort.


  • Comprehensive report detailing the results of the scoping exercise of potential donors. Donors should be organized per categories of type of donor and relevant information per donor should include donor priorities, scope of funding, eligibility for funding, way of accessing funding, and the provision of contacts and/or suggested grant application avenues.
  • We further welcome the identification of humanitarian and development donors who could be influenced to support our approach to transforming power relations in favor of women and girls, which includes community-led actions and applies feminist leadership principles.
  • Analysis of the donors mapped and recommendations of at least 10 donors that Plan Nigeria should prioritize based on analysis of the factors and positioning of Plan Nigeria to access funding from those donors.
  • For the priority donors indicate strategies/positioning Plan International Nigeria should put in place to access funding from those donors.
  • Landscape of potential partners/competitors including an indication of the main players in the areas of interest of Plan International Nigeria.
  • This could include, but is not limited to: INGOs, bilateral and multilateral donors, platforms and networks, and research institutes.
  • Recommendations on potential partners and potential competitors based on the landscape analysis.
  • This takes into consideration the donor mapping and potential partners Plan International Nigeria needs to explore to access funding and position in key donor markets.

Output / Deliverables and Timeline
Deliverable #1: Conduct a desk review to develop a rapid Stakeholder Mapping to include:

  • Inception report/work plan for the whole exercise
  • Strategic Partnerships and Donor Mapping Exercise
  • Strategic Partnerships and Donor mapping report (20 pages maximum) including a profile of the partners and donors which will include contact details, priorities, partnership’s purpose (reach, resource mobilization, and operational alliance), donor forums, networks, and other information relevant to Plan Nigeria.
  • Share draft mapping report for feedback before finalization.
  • Finalized mapping report.

Deliverable #2: Develop Plan International Nigeria’s Resource Mobilization Strategy through:

External Assessment:

  • Providing an update on the current funding environment which includes:
    • Provide a more detailed stakeholder mapping (donor, NGOs, and access to donor funding from the Government, Private Sector, and Foundations) for Plan Nigeria.
    • Determine strategic partnership opportunities that will enhance Plan Nigeria’s funding base.

Internal Assessment:

  • To determine the funding needs and capacity in Resource Mobilization and partnerships by:
    • Analyzing relevant Strategy and Program documents, current donor portfolio, and determining funding gaps.
    • Conducting a competitor analysis.
    • Develop a Resource Mobilization and Partnerships SWOT analysis
    • Propose a framework to support the development of a resource mobilization strategy.
  • Draft and lead the reviewing, vetting, and finalizing of Plan International Nigeria’s Resource Mobilization Strategy (FY2024-FY2026) including a final report (10 pages max).

Suggested methodologies:

  • Review of Plan International Nigeria’s Resource Mobilization Strategy 2021-2023 and Country Strategic Plan 2020 - 2024, and the Country Strategic Plan 2024-2028 including key documentation from Plan International Nigeria as well as a track record of programmes.
  • Review of donor databases, websites, information on funding, consultations and in-country donor intelligence gathering.

Duration of the Assignment
This consultancy will take a total of 10 days inclusive of conducting research, holding consultations with stakeholders, and report writing.

                                 Work Assignment Overview
Key Activities/Tasks Deliverables/Outputs Duration (Est. days) Due Date
Undertake strategic mapping of donor, business, and Government interests, priorities, and funding windows to inform targeting of resource mobilization efforts. Donor Mapping & Action Plan    
Draft the Resource Mobilization Strategy 2024 - 2026 Resource Mobilization and Partnership Strategy 2023 - 2025.    
Develop an action plan (2-3 years) for engagement with potential partners, donors, and businesses, in a sustainable partnership [to be included as an annex in the Strategy]; Action plan [as an annex in the Strategy]    

Tentative Payment Schedule

  • 1st payment: 20% of the total contract value will be paid after submission and acceptance of the workplan
  • 2nd payment: 40 % of the total contract value will be paid after submission and acceptance of the 2nd draft of the donor profile
  • 3rd and final payment: 40 % of the total contract value will be paid after submission and acceptance of the final report.

Required Qualifications, Experience and Competencies

  • A Master’s Degree in the Social Sciences, Communications, Economics, or Development Studies.


  • At least five years’ experience in the development sector, preferably in fundraising, resource mobilization, or partnership building.
  • Knowledge of Plan International operations and procedures is desirable.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is essential.


  • Strong networking skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, with minimum supervision and on-distance;
  • Demonstrated initiative, tact, and high sense of responsibility and discretion
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral
  • Strong computer literacy and data analytical proficiency.

Travel Requirements:

  • Up to 20%

Ethics and Child Protection:

  • Plan International Nigeria places a high premium on CHILD PROTECTION issues in all its working relationships with its partners and associates and mandates all its working partners and associates to adhere to its CHILD PROTECTION Policy.
  • As such, the activity must ensure appropriate, safe, non-discriminatory participation; a process of free and un-coerced consent and withdrawal; and confidentiality and anonymity of participants.
  • Consultants are required to provide a statement within their proposal on how they will ensure ethics and child protection in the development process.
  • This must also include consideration of any risks related to the activity and how these will be mitigated.

Plan International Values:
Any organization or individual working with Plan International Nigeria must share, agree, and commit to the following values:

  • We strive for lasting impact: We strive to achieve a significant and lasting impact on the lives of children and young people and to secure equality for girls. We challenge ourselves to be bold, courageous, focused, and innovative.
  • We are open and accountable: We create a climate of trust inside and outside the organization by being open, honest, and transparent. We hold ourselves and others to account for the decisions we make and for our impact on others while doing what we say we will do.
  • We work well together: We succeed by working effectively with others, inside and outside the organization, including our sponsors and donors. We actively support our colleagues, helping them to achieve their goals. We come together to create and implement solutions in our teams, across Plan International, with children, girls, young people, communities, and our partners.
  • We are inclusive and empowering: We respect all people, appreciate differences, and challenge inequality in our programmes and our workplace. We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives.
  • We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential.

Disclosure of Information/Child Protection:

  • It is understood and agreed that the Consultant shall, during and after the effective period of the contract, treat as confidential and not divulge, unless authorized in writing by Plan International Nigeria, any information obtained in the course of the performance of the Contract.
  • Information will be made available for the consultant on a need-to-know basis.
  • Any necessary field visits must be budgeted for in your proposal.
  • Plan International Nigeria staff under the coordination of the Partnership Advocacy and Resource Mobilization Manager will support the consultant in facilitating all necessary engagements required by the Consultant.
  • The selected consultant will commit to respect Plan’s Child Protection Policy to prevent any harm to participating children and youth.


  • The Consultant and partners declare and guarantee that no offer, gift payment, consideration, or benefit of any kind, which constitutes an illegal or corrupt practice, has 7 been or will be made to anyone by the Consultant either directly or indirectly, as an inducement or reward for the award or execution of this agreement.
  • The Consultant declares and guarantees that neither the Consultant nor partners or associates, temporary nor permanent, would be involved in the implementation of this agreement:
    • Have been convicted during three (3) years before the submission of their proposals for this project, by a court of law in Nigeria or any other jurisdiction for an offense involving bribery or corruption.
    • Are under sanction, for an offense involving bribery or corruption, imposed by a government, a governmental organization, or a development organization providing development assistance.


  • The Consultant or partners declare and guarantees that the funds provided by Plan International Nigeria for the service shall not be knowingly used to benefit terrorist groups as defined in the criminal code of Nigeria or individual members of those groups or for terrorist activities either directly or indirectly.

Whistle Blower Policy:

  • Plan International Nigeria has a Code of Conduct including a Whistle Blower Policy (attached) and encourages its entire staff and associates to “whistle blow” (raise legitimate concerns about violation of the Code of Conduct without fear of recrimination in the course of their engagement with Plan International Nigeria).

Application Closing Date
18th September, 2023 (5:00pm).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications (CV and Financial Quotation) to: using "Resource Mobilization Strategy Development Consultant" as the subject of the mail.

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