Grant Acquisition & Management Specialist in Craiova

Employee Contract Type:Local - Fixed Term Employee (Fixed Term)Job Description:PURPOSE OF POSITIONSupport priority Field Offices (FOs) to grow institutional grant resources in alignment with key donors’ and World Visions strategies and capacities. Support field level donor engagementLead 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.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 Specialist 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 RESPONSIBILITIESStrategicStrategic 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 donorsGrants AcquisitionSupport 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 processesDonor EngagementAdvice 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 levelGrants Management & QualityFacilitate 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 prioritiesKnowledge TransferConvey 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 applicationsRegional representation/key relationshipsRepresent World Vision in the grant community fora (internally and externally)OtherCarry out additional responsibilities as assigned by the Regional Director for Resource Development Unit/GAMREQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONSMinimum 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/tenderingExcellent English written and spoken communication skills are essential.Relevant undergraduate degree (e.g. international or development studies; economics; social science disciplines; etc);PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONSPostgraduate qualifications or relevant technical/vocational studiesThe 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 proposalsHigh performance and quality standards; negotiation skills; ability to motivate teams and inspire teamwork;Track record of successfully training, mentoring and supervising grant staffContract 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 expertiseStrong financial awareness, with the ability to build and interpret complex budgets and financial reportingOther Competencies/AttributesVery 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 ethosTRAVEL AND/OR WORK ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTWork environment: Experience living and working within a humanitarian emergency, response and recovery contextIdentify 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 faithsReporting 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 requiredNot a family postLanguage RequirementsExcellent English written and spoken communication skills are essential;German highly desirable. German citizen preferredPreferred Office LocationWithin the EU (preferred) or within Middle East Eastern European Region in any of the countries covered by this region (where WV has an established office). Home Office setting in Germany is preferred.


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