World Vision

MEER Grants Acquisition Management (GAM) Programme Officer

Job Overview

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

 

Employee Contract Type:

Local – Fixed Term Employee (Fixed Term) 

Job Description:

  • PURPOSE OF POSITION
  • Support priority Field Offices (FOs) to grow institutional grant resources in alignment with key donors’ and World Visions strategies and capacities. Support field level donor engagement
  • Lead the development, writing and submission of quality grant proposals.
  • Deliver capacity building support (operational and strategic capacity) to enhance grant acquisition and management (GAM) specifically on EU, Government bi-lateral donors (e. g. German) as well as to UN agencies.
  • Support troubleshooting during implementation grant funded projects.
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    The ‘Grant Acquisition and Management Hub’ is a virtual team of people within the Regional Office (RO), Support Offices (SOs) such as World Vision Germany and Field Offices (FOs) working together for improved bilateral government, multilateral and private sector grant acquisition and quality.  The Grant Acquisition Programme Officer will report to the Regional Director of the Resource Development Unit (RDU). This RDU team aims to proactively target funding opportunities that will support and advance our WV Field Office to fulfil their country level objectives and strategies.

    Priority Field Offices (FO): Lebanon, Iraq, Syria Response (Syria, Jordan), JWG and Afghanistan.

     

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

    Strategic

  • Strategic engagement and communication between World Vision offices and teams towards achieving improved grants acquisition,
  • Map and manage donor landscape analysis, plans and meetings; especially with ECHO, EU, Government donors with a focus on German Bi-lateral donors
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    Grants Acquisition

  • Support the development of Grant Acquisition Management Business Plans, including analysis to set income targets.
  • Provide strong analysis of donor Calls for Proposals.
  • Lead and ensure proposal are developed based on evidence, at timely manner and with donor alignment; apply timely best practices to the bid preparation process, ensure efficient teamwork, and a quality output.
  • Support staff and support cost recovery in each grant.
  • Apply best standards for advancing local partnerships and consortia building; including guiding of the partner assessment consortia forming processes
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    Donor Engagement

  • Advice on donor relationship, and elevate WV’s profile. Support to foster donor relationships at Head Quarter level; e.g. BMZ, GoG, EU, etc. through direct communication with respective WV Support Office.
  • Support networking and participation in relevant meetings at regional and national level
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    Grants Management & Quality

  • Facilitate grant start up meetings/workshops, and advise on donor grant compliance issues; share lessons learned and experiences.
  • Support field offices in analysing their performance and portfolio management to strengthen donor pre-position and identify strategic priorities
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    Knowledge Transfer

  • Convey to field offices expertise in specific donor relations, donor requirements, and grant processes through a combination of coaching, mentoring and more formalized training, including mentoring FOs staff with on available e-training applications
  • Regional representation/key relationships
  • Represent World Vision in the grant community fora (internally and externally)
  • Other
  • Carry out additional responsibilities as assigned by the Regional Director for Resource Development Unit/GAM
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    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum five years’ experience with government and multilateral organisation’s procedures and regulations;
  • Minimum five years’ experience in successful proposal writing and management of proposal development teams, preferred European and German government as well as UN multi-lateral donors;
  • Experienced networker with an ability to maintain a good up to date knowledge of the grant opportunities and trends in the humanitarian and nexus sector; demonstrable prior successes in grant submissions/tendering
  • Excellent English written and spoken communication skills are essential; German highly desirable. German citizen preferred.
  • Essential: Relevant undergraduate degree (e.g. international or development studies; economics; social science disciplines; etc);
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    PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Postgraduate qualifications or relevant technical/vocational studies

 

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Excellent knowledge and experience of project management with government and multilateral agencies grant funded projects and experience of grant compliance procedures for major bilateral (BMZ, GoG, GIZ etc.) and multilateral donors (EU, ECHO, UN).
  • Experienced in leading development of complex Health (WASH, Maternal Child Health), Child Rights & Protection and or Income generation and Livelihoods grant project proposals
  • High performance and quality standards; negotiation skills; ability to motivate teams and inspire teamwork;
  • Track record of successfully training, mentoring and supervising grant staff
  • Contract management and compliance, including critical analysis;
  • Stakeholder management – particularly in complex environments (e.g. working across different countries/cultures; internal/external stakeholders)
  • Relationship building and networking, with experience in working with donors or other business development expertise
  • Strong financial awareness, with the ability to build and interpret complex budgets and financial reporting
  • Other Competencies/Attributes
  • Very strong interpersonal/intercultural skills;
  • Track record of success grant design and win rate, in partner and donor relations; especially with EU, EHCO, BMZ, GoG, GIZ, UN;
  • High performance and quality standards;
  • Ability to motivate teams and inspire teamwork; Creativity and logic;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Commitment to WVs’ Core Values and Mission Statement and agreement with World Vision’s Christian ethos

 

  • TRAVEL AND/OR WORK ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENT

     

  • Work environment:  Experience living and working within a humanitarian emergency, response and recovery context
  • Identify and working with partners in consortia.
  • World Vision employees are a mix of Christian and Muslim faith with Muslims being the obvious majority. The ideal candidate should have strong faith but be able to express it maturely keeping in view the contextual sensitivities and possess tolerance towards people of other faiths
  • Reporting to MEERO RDU with coordination line to a respective WV Support Office, Frequent travel between FOs and RO;
  • Travel:  minimum of 30% International travel is required
  • Not a family post
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    Language Requirements:

  • Excellent English written and spoken communication skills are essential;
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    Preferred Working Location:

  • Within Middle East Eastern European Region and in any of the countries covered by this region (where WV has an established office), preferably Lebanon, Cyprus.

 

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only

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