PURPOSE OF POSITION
As part of the WV East Africa Region family, the position holder promotes World Vision's Christian values through its work in teams and with people from various backgrounds.
In addition this role provides administrative support to Regional Resource Development Unit, Regional Advocacy and Campaigns Unit and Regional Communications Unit.
For assigned Regional post, the Resource and Development Officer (RDO) will provide program development, grant management, and resource acquisition with high standards of appropriateness, timeliness, and effectiveness. The position will complete the aforementioned tasks in both the Resource Development Unit and Integrated Programs & Strategy (IP&S).
The RDO serves as the partner/donor external engagement focal point in the region by serving as the lead Proposal Pro facilitator, tracks and assesses external engagement by East Africa Regional Office (EARO) and National Offices (NO) staff, and develops external engagement material in coordination with Communications Department and IP&S. The RDO will manage and track all risk assessment for grant approvals above US$1 million, track all funding opportunities and ensure that Go/No Go decision are clearly documented. The RDO will lead in collecting and disseminating Best Practices and Lessons Learned in grant management and resource acquisition. The RDO will chair the Annual EAR (Grants Acquisition and Management (GAM) Hub Meeting by surveying priorities from staff of National Offices, Regional Offices, and Global Center, assessing the results, and identifying key staff throughout the World Vision partnership to address the various issues.
The RDO will provide specified support to Integrated Programs and Strategy by serving as a liaison between GAM and Technical Advisors to ensure the shared initiatives of both departments are harmonized to advance acquisition and management targets.
As part of the WV EAR family, the position holder promotes World Vision's Christian values through its work in teams and with people from various backgrounds.
25% Resource Acquisition and Grant Management
20% Capacity Building Facilitator and Coordinator
20% Risk Mitigation and Risk Assessment
Review the risk assessment for grant approval forms submitted by NOs to ensure risks are well articulated, staff qualifications and experience are well document, mitigation strategies are clearly outlined, risks are correctly ranked as low, medium, high and ensure RO sign off by RDU, relevant LC, Regional Finance, Regional Leader and Global Field Operations
Ensure that all risk assessment for grant approval above US$1 million are reviewed and signed by RO and Global Field Operations
Manage and track all No-Go decision that are taken by NO & RO and produce a trend analysis on a quarterly basis showing value of opportunities not pursued by each NO, donors, and the reasons for the no-go decision. Share this information with NOs to ensure that they conduct post no-go reviews to inform their future go/no-go for similar opportunities.
Conduct a quarterly analysis against the RAF’s submitted and produce a report
15% Administrative Responsibilities
Administrative support to Regional Communications, Resource Development, Advocacy and campaigns Directors
Coordinate and plan for team meetings and conferences (f2f and online);
Support team members to make travel arrangements;
Coordinate and plan for Webex meetings for the departments as they arise;
Coordinate and consolidate the team inputs for monthly and quarterly reports
10% EAR GAM Hub Coordinator
5% EAR GAM Databases
Manage EAR Regional GAM database on WV Central and ensure information is updated on a quarterly basis.
Regularly inform NO GAM Teams regarding new information and circulate the relevant link on a regular basis for easy access and reference for NO staff
Collect key best practices related to GAM process from National Office and ensure that there are posted into the database and shared during the GAM Hub meetings.
Circulate best practice information and documents from Global GAM CoP to NOs & SOs for institutional learning as part of the GAM Hub
Carry out additional responsibilities as assigned by the Regional Resource Development Director
Attend and participate in devotional meetings.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:
Educational level required: Bachelor Degree.
Experience in establishing and managing a database or capable of managing a database.
Experience in working with, coordinating and supporting National Offices.
Excellent English languages skills; written and verbal.
Demonstrated writing skills and working with excel spreadsheets.
Innovative and the ability to think outside of the box.
Team player; the ability to work as part of a diverse team to achieve the overall goal.
Other essential qualifications
Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills
Attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.
Must adhere to set security standards
Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work
Culturally sensitive in professional and personal life
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