Head of Resource Mobilization

Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)

Geneva, Switzerland 🇨🇭

Background Information – Job-specific

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) was established in 1990 and mandated by name in United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/45/181.The WSSCC Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and aims to accelerate the achievement of sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water services for all people, with special attention to the unserved poor, by enhancing collaboration and coordination of all sector stakeholders. The WSSCC Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland. More information on WSSCC can be found on the website at www.wsscc.org.

Reporting to the Executive Director the Head of Resource Mobilisation, and in coordination with Membership and Communication teams, leads specific external relations efforts increasing WSSCC’s profile among donors and key stakeholders.  In close collaboration with programme staff and National Counterparts and Membership, the Head of Resource Mobilisation stabilizes and increases resource mobilization results.  The RMO provides authoritative advice to the ED and senior management on new funding opportunities and approaches that reflect the unique aspects of the Council’s work and how its global reach and local relevance makes WSSCC a unique and valuable investment.  

Functional Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a consolidated global strategy for resource mobilization for the Council including monitoring, analysing and documenting progress toward targets.
  • Monitor donor policies, trends and funding mechanisms for WSSCC initiatives, advising the Executive Director and senior management on the development, implementation and revision of the resource mobilization strategy.   
  • Develop donor profiles and solicitation strategies and maintain relations with donors to ensure continued funding and recommend innovative funding opportunities. 
  • Work continuously with the Head of Finance and Operations and Head, Planning, creating dynamic financial resources projections and scenarios and development targeted adjustments to RM strategy to facilitate secure resource streams. 
  • Lead and support programme teams and national counterpart mechanisms in resource mobilization efforts and strategies collaborating with them to foster innovative approaches to donor interactions, assisting and learning from them on how to exploit potentially new resource mobilization activities.
  • Develop resource mobilization presentations, proposals, briefing notes for the Executive Director and the Steering Committee; initiate donor and membership meetings and assist the Executive Director in the finalization of donor agreements. 
  • Plan and contribute to the development of WSSCC-wide capacity, processes and knowledge on resource mobilization
  • Perform other related duties as required.


Education/Experience/Language Requirements


  • Master’s degree in relevant field business administration, economics, international relations or social science or political science or other relevant areas is required.


  • Minimum of seven years of relevant professional experience in resource mobilization and partnership is required. 


  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable.   


Contract type, level and duration

  • Contract type: Fixed Term Staff Contract
  • Contract level: ICS11 / P4
  • Contract duration: One year initially, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.