Programme Officer – Investment & Resource Mobilization at Tanganyika Law Society (TLS) June, 2023

Job Summary

The Programme Officer for Investment & Resource Mobilization plays a crucial role in supporting the development and implementation of innovative, realistic and attainable strategy to secure financial resources and investments for TLS. This position involves identifying potential investment and funding opportunities, building partnerships with donors and investors, preparing grant proposals, and managing investments and fundraising initiatives. The Programme Officer collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to ensure effective mobilization and utilization of resources to achieve institutional goals and objectives.

Scope of the Work

Key Responsibilities

  1. Investment

–          Formulate and recommend TLS investment policies and strategies

–          Develop and execute investment-related implementation plans

–          Conducting thorough research on potential investment opportunities

–          Assess the attractiveness of the identified investment opportunities with a strong focus on potential for return and risks

–          Assist with developing and providing investments education programs to the Secretariat, Chapters, Committees and the Council

–          Conduct outreach efforts to international and national financial institutions and institutional investors, and developers to identify partnerships, co-financing vehicles and other investment strategies that TLS can tap (i.e., commercial banks, non-bank financial institutions, pension funds, endowments, bond funding, private and impact investors, etc.)

–          Manages the implementation of the TLS Asset Management Plan

–          Conduct performance risk of TLS investments


  1. Resource Mobilization

–          Develop and implement resource mobilization strategies aligned with TLS goals and objectives

–          Identify potential sources of funding, including government agencies, foundations, corporations, and individual donors

–          Research and analyze funding trends and opportunities to inform resource mobilization efforts


  1. Donor and Investors Engagement

–          Build and maintain relationships with existing and potential donors and investors

–          Communicate TLS mission, programmes, and impact to stakeholders

–          Collaborate with the communications team to develop engaging fundraising materials and campaigns

–          Attend networking events, conferences, and meetings to establish and strengthen partnerships


  1. Proposal Development and Grant Management

–          Prepare high-quality grant proposals, concept notes, and funding applications

–          Conduct prospect research and coordinate with programme staff to develop project proposals aligned with donor requirements

–          Ensure timely submission of grant applications and follow-up on donor feedback

–          Monitor and report on grant progress, ensuring compliance with donor regulations and reporting requirements


  1. Fundraising Initiatives

–          Coordinate and manage fundraising initiatives, such as crowdfunding campaigns, events, and sponsorship drives

–          Develop fundraising strategies and tactics to maximize donor engagement and contributions

–          Provide support and guidance to fundraising volunteers and staff


  1. Programme Coordination and Reporting

–          Collaborate with programme team to develop budgets and financial plans for TLS programmes and projects

–          Monitor and track programme expenditures and resource utilization


–          Prepare regular reports on funding status, achievements, and challenges for internal and external stakeholders

Qualification for Applicants

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

–          Master’s degree in Economics, Finance, Investment, Law, Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized institution

–          Minimum of 5 years’ working experience in a similar role (investment or resource mobilization)

–          Knowledge of trends in investment sector and resource mobilization is a plus

–          Proven track-record in identifying and securing investment opportunities

–          Proven track record in fundraising and resource mobilization

–          Familiarity with grant proposal writing and donor reporting

–          Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal

–          Ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse stakeholders.

–          Attention to detail


–          Proficiency in using fundraising software and databases


How to Apply

If you have interest working with TLS, please email us your application, CV and at least 2 samples of your written work relevant to this position. Explain in your application why you are the most ideal candidate for the job.

Send your application to:  

All applications should be addressed to the Executive Director, Tanganyika Law Society, P.O. Box 2148, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.    


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