Resource Mobilization Consultant

  • Contract
  • Bahrain
  • Posted 3 weeks ago

International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Consultant – Resource Mobilization

Duty Station: Manama

Classification: Consultant

Type of Appointment: Consultant, 6 weeks

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 28.05.2024

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants


In order to continue and enhance the support IOM provides to stakeholders in the Kingdom of Bahrain to promote safe, regular and orderly migration, IOM is seeking a consultant to identify opportunities for resource mobilization with a broad range of actors, such as international development agencies, bilaterial donors, philanthropic foundations, faith-based organization, the private sector and individual donors. Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission, and the direct supervision of the Head of the Programme Support Unit, and in line with the IOM Strategic Plan 2024-2028, the consultant will explore new fundraising opportunities and outline an innovative and strategic approach to leveraging existing and new donor relations to enhance IOM’s work in the Kingdom.


To develop a resource mobilization strategy that identifies new resource mobilization and fundraising opportunities, tailoring different sectors – public and private – as well as innovative financing mechanisms to expand the donor base.

3. Deliverables

The consultant will carry out the following activities:

Deliverable 1: Undertake a Donor Mapping to identify funding opportunities (assessing relevant donor policies, sectoral preferences, economic and political background, development assistance strategies, alignments with CSR, ESG policies etc.), aligned with IOM strategic priority areas

Deliverable 2: Develop a Resource Mobilization Strategy outlining key approaches, target donors, and timelines, that includes, but is not limited to, the following (max 30 pages):

  • Contextual Analysis, including overview of current sources of funding, existing donor relationships, fundraising capacity, and any external factors that may impact resource mobilization efforts (e.g., economic trends, political landscape, donor priorities)
  • Roadmap, including recommendations and milestones on strategic donor relations and outreach
  • Annex with contacts/key relationships

Deliverable 3: Develop a Resource Mobilization Planning Tool, including a live monitoring system to track fundraising progress, analyze donor trends, and evaluate the effectiveness of fundraising strategies

4. Duration and Schedule

The consultant is required to provide IOM with the following deliverables:

Expected Output

Indicative Time Frame

Deliverable 1. Undertake a Donor Mapping to identify funding, including primary data collection and desk review – Week 2

Deliverable 2. Develop a Resource Mobilization Strategy outlining key approaches, target donors, and timelines, aligned with IOM strategic priority areas – Week 4

Deliverable 3. Develop a Resource Mobilization Planning Tool – Week 6

5. Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education, experience and/or skills required

  • Master’s degree in International Relations, Business Administration, Marketing, Social Sciences, Law, Development Studies, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.


  • Experience with resource mobilization and donor liaison essential;
  • Knowledge and practical experience with implementation of multi-stakeholder initiatives with international organizations, preferably including the private sector;
  • Experience in outreach and communication to companies, foundations, and individuals as well as private sector fora and platforms;
  • Relevant professional experience in fundraising and/or partnerships and/or management of relationships with donors and/or external partners, with exposure to an international environment and/or with humanitarian organizations.
  • Experience in managing and coordinating between multiple stakeholders, with an ability to multi-task, manage time, keep with tight deadlines, and to thrive in a high-pressure environment.
  • Experience in migration dynamics in the GCC region is an added advantage
  • Prior work experience with international humanitarian organizations, non-government or government institutions/organization in a multi-cultural setting is an advantage.
  • Experience with UN and/or IOM is an advantage


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish. For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic is a distinct advantage.

6. Required Competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

How to apply

Qualified interested candidates should submit the following to IOM-Bahrain, by emailing [email protected] on or before 28th of May 2024.

Subject: Resource Mobilization Consultant

  • CV
  • A 1-page motivation or cover letter

Applications received after this date will not be considered.

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