NAFASI YA KAZI WATER AIID TANZANIA-Regional Funding Manager – East Africa

Job Title: Regional Funding Manager – East Africa
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
About this organization: It’s hard to believe that today 844 million people do not have clean water and 2.3 billion do not have a decent toilet – around one in three of the world’s population. Every two minutes a child under five dies from diarrheal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation.

WaterAid works through supporting local organisations and government authorities to design and demonstrate appropriate and sustainable WASH programmes. WaterAid also seeks to influence policy change through government and other key sector actors to secure and protect the rights of poor people to safe, affordable water and sanitation services.

WaterAid is looking for a Regional Funding Manager (RFM) to play a vital role in our mission to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere.

Working within the Regional Team in East Africa, the Regional Funding Manager will be required to support (Regional Director and Country Directors) and provide leadership in the development and stewardship of exceptional funder relationships, raising and managing restricted funds and promoting positive engagement with funders that surpasses their expectations. In doing so, support the Regional Director and Country Directors in identifying priority funders in their respective countries and develop key relations with selected funders in the region, working closely with the Regional Advocacy Manager and Regional Programme Manager. AjiraLeo Tanzania

To be successful, you will need to have:
A postgraduate degree level qualification in international development, economics or a related discipline.
At least 12 years cognate experience in fundraising and relationship management with 5 years of this at senior management levels
Good understanding of development issues and experience of working in the developing world.
Significant experience in planning, securing and managing funds from donors such as EU, USAID, DFID and Gates Foundation, and sound understanding of institutional and government donors, and funding policies.


By 2030, we want everyone everywhere to have clean water, sanitation and hygiene. We need you to help us make it happen. If you bring your expertise, passion and professionalism, we will give you a lot back.

Find the welcoming pack and job description below. 
We are looking for people who share a commitment to our vision. We are looking for people with an appreciation and respect for different people and ideas, and the energy and expertise to help tackle the most important challenges.

In return, you can expect to get inspiration from the change you help make happen, a sense of belonging and the feeling of being part of a global community. You will also experience stimulation and fulfilment, the chance to grow, and space to be yourself at your best. This is our pledge to you.

If you are interested in the position and have the right skills and attributes, please complete our job application form attached below and send it to EArecruitments@wateraid.orgstating ‘RFM’ in the subject line.

Your application should reach us by 03rd May 2019. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. No recruitment agencies please.

WaterAid is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.We particularly encourage applications from women who are underrepresented at this level in the organisation.

Only candidates shortlisted for interviewing will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date for applications.

NOTE: No recruitment agencies please.


  1. Application form – Regional Funding Manager
  2. Job Description – Regional Funding Manager
  3. Welcome note – Regional Funding Manager

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