We are hiring a STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER for Smart Alliance Technology Cluster


Lead in the formation of a multi-channel integrated approach to local and international member recruitment and fundraising initiatives. This will include conceptualizing and developing proposals, prospecting, maintaining effective partnerships, and ensuring retention.


The responsibilities are but not limited to:

  • Support the design and execution of Smart Alliance strategy to grow and become financially sustainable;
  • Develop and review Smart Alliance fundraising strategy to significantly increase income across a range of funding streams;
  • Build a diversified revenue stream for Smart Alliance,
  • Identify, cultivate, and secure major funding;
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major funders (potential and existing);
  • Engage with other staff in order to push Smart Alliance’s case for support and help generate required reports or documents;
  • Co-ordinate the development of highly competitive resource mobilisation proposals and concept notes, and ensure achievement of positive results;
  • Conduct regular trends and gap analyses of funding landscapes and keep up to date on opportunities through current and new funders;
  • Quality-assure proposals and all reports before submission to funding partners;
  • Conceptualise and develop performance frameworks for business development and resource mobilization;
  • Refine the vision and communications strategy of Smart Alliance as it adapts to changing demands;
  • Support communications with strategic partners, and influencers in the global technology industry;
  • Serve as a credible and compelling spokesperson for the organization by representing the organisation at events, meetings, and forums where it is required to establish and build relationships with key and potential funders and donors;
  • Attract more funders both local and international;
  • Attend relevant funders’ events or conferences to cultivate donors and prospects.


  • Master’s degree in International Development, Marketing, Economics, Business, Management, International Relations or any other relevant discipline;
  • A minimum of 7 years proven experience in generating funds within the non-profit sector;
  • Up-to-date knowledge in international development trends in the Digital/ Technology sector;
  • Proven experience and successful track record in Resource Mobilization (different models and approaches including Campaigns, grassroots efforts, etc.), programme design, proposal writing, business development and international donor relationship management ;
  • Must have excellent communications skills, both oral and written, including great presentation skills;
  • Excellent decision-making skills;
  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • English – good command

Please send your applications to

Monica Dona

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