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Grant Acquisition Management Officer

World Vision International

Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, ...), Projet/programme de développement
Job Description

Grant Acquisition Management Officer, WV Burundi
Africa Burundi
Field Operations
Fixed term, Full-time
International Role - Yes
1-2 Years


Assist, IPSD develop and implement strategy for resource diversification and growth in World Vision Burundi (WVB) and; enhance the capacity of WVB to acquire and efficiently execute bilateral, multilateral grants.

This will be achieved by:

-building relationships with key donors represented/ with interest in Burundi;
-generating innovative solicited and unsolicited grant proposals;
-and supporting startup to ensure a smooth transition from grant acquisition.

In order to successfully do so, the GAM Officer must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.


Assist in the review and update of grant acquisition in alignment to National Office (NO) guidance:

-Updated donor mapping for WVB.
-A guidance for resource diversification in line with WVB’s national office strategy.
-Review and strengthen Gift In Kind (GIK) integration guidance.
-Regular updates to the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) on grant pipeline progress. Work with the SLT to agree on key priorities for future grant programs/projects.
-Guidance to strengthen engagement with public sector.

Build strong relationships with donors and support offices:
-Increased support offices interest and investment in Burundi.
-Close collaboration with all key donors with presence/interest in Burundi (including bilateral, multilateral, embassies, etc.)
-Up-to-date with funding priorities and call for proposal procedures of all major donors.
-Regular dialogue with Global Centre (GC) and Support Offices (SO) and donors to build relationships, trust and strategically position WV Burundi as a priority partner for funding opportunities.
-Strong networks with appropriate INGOs and local NGOs in a manner that increases WV’s influence and partnerships.
-Initiate match discussions with SOs.
-Facilitation of grant agreement negotiations and signing by SLT and local partners.
-Coordination and reporting of all National Office Donor Engagements.

Develop Quality Proposals:
-Review and research possible proposals and recommend whether WVB should pursue these opportunities.
-Review donor proposals requirements.
-Ensure WV Burundi minimum project design standards and documentation standards are met.
-Meet with donors to clarify proposal requirements.
-Lead the process of developing all grant proposals/including guidelines for PNS grants and coordinating proposal development processes for large grants.
-Review grant funding opportunities and lead go-no-go decision making processes with proposal development team and SLT.
-Foster integration of new grant opportunities with sponsorship/GIK funded projects (where possible).
-Ensure all proposals submitted to donors exceed established WVI and donor standards (success will be measured by the % of proposals funded and $-value of new revenue raised).
-Monitor, identify, review and pursue steady stream of grant funding opportunities.
-Lead and coordinate cross-functional project teams to develop strong grant project designs.
-Coordinate Design Workshops.
-Implement WVB’s proposal development business plan.
-Facilitate regular learning and reflection sessions and implement the lessons learned.

Foster efficient execution and accountability for all grants:
-Map-out and ensure SLT and all key WVB staff understand donor requirements and standards for all important grants acquired.
-Participate in grant startup workshops to ensure a smooth transition from acquisition to implementation.
-Progressively monitor compliance issues related to grants (including tracking quality of implementation, reporting, learning processes).
-Conduct regular field visits to generate evidence that supports learning, innovation, accountability and advocacy.
-Build staff capacity in grant acquisition.
-Work with communications, DME and other staff to develop quality resources such as bulletin, newsletter and other materials for meaningful donor engagement.

-Coordinate and participate in local and international capacity building events as needed.
-Attend and participate in spiritual nurture events and other organizational events.
-Attend to other organizational duties as required by and agreed with supervisor.

-Educational level required: First degree sociology, development studies or social sciences ( Masters Preferred).
-Experience: 8 years of experience in community development including 4 years NGO management.
-Ability to maintain donor relations through timely and adequate communications.
-Cross cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
-Demonstrated leadership, supervisory and project management skills in working collaboratively with other donors, host country institutions, and international organizations in support of a project of similar size and scope.
-Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners.
-Excellent organizational, analytical, and oral and written communication skills in English.
-Strong interpersonal skills.
-Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams in food programming
-Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program requirements, (EU, AUSAID, WFP, USAID).
-Ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals.
-Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.
-Strong presentation skills.
-Fluency in English.
-Ability to work under stress.
-Ability to work with minimum supervision.
-Passionate about the ministry.
-Compatible with WV mission, ethos and core values.
-Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
-Computer skills especially Microsoft word and MS excel, training in DM&E, Facilitation skills and community development.
-Demonstrated experience in leadership, strategic management, results based management, staff capacity building, networking, fundraising, design, monitoring and evaluation.
-Demonstrated experience in food programming with FPMG.

Work Environment/Travel:
-Office-based with frequent travel to the field.

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