m2m, Partnerships Fellow

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About the portfolio organization

m2m provides health care to families who need it most, delivered by women who know them best, across 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. We employ local women living with HIV as Community Health Workers to meet the growing and urgent health needs of the communities we serve. These “Mentor Mothers” deliver integrated primary health care services to dramatically improve the health and wellbeing of women, children, adolescents, and special populations. Since 2001, we have reached over 15 million people with life-changing health services and created nearly 12,000 jobs for women living with HIV as frontline health workers.

About the Fellowship role

The fellow will support m2m’s Global Resource Mobilisation (GRM) team to identify leads and funding opportunities across all revenue streams (trusts and foundations, bi- and multi-laterals, corporate, and U.S. government), conduct prospect research, and develop concept notes and funding proposals. The fellow will also work closely with m2m’s Country Leads to support them in building partnerships and generating proposals in-country.

Location: Any m2m operating country
Employment: Full-time, one-year Fellowship
Starting Date: 1 July 2023


Key responsibilities

  • Assist Global Resource Mobilisation (GRM) to generate new revenue for m2m’s country programmes by securing grants and other revenue sources
  • Research, identify, prepare, and solicit funding leads and opportunities for m2m country programmes
  • Identify and prioritise opportunities for new business relationships across all revenue streams
  • Drawing on the annual GRM plan and previous proposals and reports, and in collaboration from other key staff, write concept papers, expressions of interest, and grant proposals
  • Develop and maintain database profiles on potential donors and keep up with trends in the field; including research to identify new donors across all revenue streams
  • Proactively research new grant funding opportunities in line with m2m country and technical priorities
  • Incorporate regular research for ongoing and future grant priorities into weekly reports and report out on research findings


  • This position requires an independent, self- motivated, detail-oriented, service-oriented and analytical individual who can work with varying stakeholders
  • Work flexibly, including changing work priorities at short notice to meet a short deadline
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically, strategically and analyse complex information and offer creative, practical and effective solutions
  • Bachelors Degree in business, non-profit management, public administration or similar area required. MBA or master’s degree in related field preferred
  • 3-5 years experience in fundraising, corporate social responsibility, non-profit or foundation development required
  • Self-starter with ability to initiate prospecting activities and face to face meetings
Must haves
Must be fluent in English and have right to work (citizenship or active work permit) in one of the countries where m2m is registered (Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, UK, US)

About the LGT Impact Fellowship

As part of LGT Venture Philanthropy's and Lightrock's strategic efforts to scale positive impact, the LGT Impact Fellowship was established to provide additional know-how and capacity to portfolio organizations and companies. Each year a limited number of professionals are nominated to work full-time for one year with the organizations and companies supported by LGT Venture Philanthropy and Lightrock in Latin America, Africa and India as per the above job description.

How to apply

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