Resource Mobilization Officer/Fundraiser (for Youth Engage) – Internship

Position and General Context
The Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) is looking for three interns (social worker, fundraiser and communications advisor) to support our project work in Zimbabwe. The project is called Simba Utano (Health is Power) and is funded by Global Affairs Canada. It is being implemented through a collaboration of two Canadian organizations, ICAD and the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO) and two local Zimbabwean organizations, Youth Engage and Katswe Sistahood. The staff of both Zimbabwean organizations have extensive experience working with young and vulnerable populations on the issues of human rights and health and more specifically sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and HIV.

The project is addressing the demand side of health service delivery. This is being done by working in priority districts to address the systemic barriers to accessing health which includes the socio-cultural norms and traditional community beliefs that impede access and utilization of services especially for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). From the supply side, the project is strengthening health and governance systems to support the delivery of quality and responsive SRHR and HIV services for AGYW.


The intern will support and strengthen Youth Engage’s fundraising capacity.  Tasks will focus on the following areas:

  • Facilitating the development of a 5 year Resource Mobilization Strategy that focusses on attracting a diverse selection of donors;
  • Conducting research on and compiling profiles of potential donors/partners (including bilateral organizations, trusts, foundations, private companies and high net worth individuals);
  • Building staff capacity on resource mobilization (including how to approach donors, following up on introductory meetings and maintaining ongoing relations );
  • Supporting staff to maintain website and social media platforms in order to maintain and increase organizational visibility;
  • Contributing to the development of a Resource Mobilization Manual.


  • Working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree in Social Science, Business Communication, Marketing, Public Relations or a related field;
  • Previous experience in fundraising and proposal writing is an asset.
  • Excellent mentoring skills;
  • Strong analytical and synthesis skills;
  • Comfortable working virtually;
  • Autonomy, good initiative, versatility and resourcefulness.

Eligible Requirements and Essential Conditions

  • As funding for this position comes from Service Canada’s 2021 Canada Summer Jobs program, applicants MUST meet specific criteria. Please do not submit your application if you cannot meet all of the eligibility criteria listed below.
    • You are (1) a citizen of Canada, (2) permanent resident or (3) a person who has been granted asylum under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. refugees (please note that students from overseas are not eligible), AND
    • You are between 15 and 30 years old, inclusive.


Because of the time difference between Canada and Zimbabwe and communication challenges, our partners would prefer this to be a part-time position of either 25 or 20 hours/week. The position would commence on 6 July and end on either the 16 September or 8 October. Salary is $14.25/hour plus mandatory employment relate costs (MERCs)

Application Process
If you are interested in applying for the position, please submit your CV and cover letter in one document (Word or PDF)  by midnight on June 29, 2021,  by email to [email protected]

We thank all applicants in advance, but  only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


June 24, 2021