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  • Posted: Nov 6, 2019
    Deadline: Nov 19, 2019
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  • World Vision is an international Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working in almost 100 countries world-wide to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.
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    Grants Resource Mgmt - EU/ECHO Specialist (German Speaking)

    PURPOSE OF POSITION:

    To generate grant income for WV Germany and partnering World Vision offices in East Africa, to monitor the donor funding environment, engage donors at operational and strategic level, lead and/or support the proposal development process, support in case of project management issues of Germany funded projects and build operational and strategic capacity in grant acquisition and management.

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Monitor Donor Funding Environment:
    • Identify donor priorities for region & countries.
    • Track funding opportunities & calls for proposals.
    • Identify key donor trends.
    • Strategic Engagement and Communication with both internal and external Stakeholders at operational and strategic level:
    • Develop clear understanding of donor expectations regarding proposal submission & project implementation.
    • Lead/support problem resolution processes.
    • Participate in relevant donor meetings & fora.
    • Effective collaboration and communication with both relevant East Africa Region (EAR) units, Support Offices (SOs), and EURep on resource acquisition and management.
    • Develop and implement a Strategy for effective Donor Relationship Building (pre-positioning):
    • Identify key relationships to strengthen NO positioning and elevate WV’s profile with relevant donors.
    • Work with and through Nationla Offices (NOs) and in collaboration with SOs to maintain strong donor relationships at regional and country level, developing engagement strategies for each donor or a group of donors.
    • In conjunction with relevant communications teams, develop key marketing material about WV to position WV vis-à-vis relevant donors.
    • Build relationships and credibility with relevant donors at the national & regional level, using previous success and documented best practices in grant management.
    • Lead Proposal Development Process (Pre-proposal, Proposal development, Post-submission):
    • Communicate funding opportunities & other relevant information to field offices and other WV partners in simplified manner.
    • Participate in go/no-go decisions.
    • Work with relevant NO/RO teams on project design.
    • Ensure adequate resources (human & financial) are available for quality proposal development.
    • Ensure timely and appropriate communication and coordination of stakeholders throughout the proposal development process.
    • High quality support to proposal writing.
    • Oversee timely submission of high-quality proposals.
    • Ensure adequate post-submission follow-up.
    • Support Project Design Workshops Support Project Development through Coordination and Proposal writing.
    • Build Capacity of Nationla Offices (NOs) to enhance Grant Acquisition & Management (GAM):
    • Help identify NO/RO capacity gaps.
    • Support development & implementation of NO capacity-building plans.
    • Identify or develop capacity-building resources & activities.
    • Establish on-going coaching relationship with key personnel.
    • Grow Grant Income and strengthen GAM Processes:
    • Support NOs in meeting GAM targets.
    • Support NOs in tracking GAM metrics.
    • Support Grant Management for Germany funded Projects and appropriate Systems for sustaining GAM:
    • Support NO pipeline development & management.
    • Support NO planning & budgeting.
    • Ensure NO GAM compliance systems & capacity.
    • Support development & use of tools & procedures to mitigate risk.
    • Support NOs in startup workshops for awarded grants.
    • Support the development & presentation of grants management information to support strategic and operational management decisions.
    • Support donor report development & submission.
    • Identify & communicate key grants management issues that require resolution at higher level.
    • Lead/participate in knowledge transfer/knowledge sharing processes among NOs/RO/SOs.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

    • Bachelor’s degree.
    • Ability to motivate multi-stakeholder teams and inspire teamwork.
    • Ability to manage donor expectations.
    • Strong budgetary and financial management skills.
    • Strong written and spoken communication in English.
    • Strong interpersonal, negotiation and representational skills.
    • Knowledge of German language.
    • Ability to travel frequently.
    • Cross cultural sensitivity.
    • 3-5 years relevant experience, specifically in writing winning proposals.
    • Significant experience in project management and grant compliance procedures.

    Preferred:

    • Master's Degree
    • Knowledge of German language.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to World Vision Kenya on careers.wvi.org to applyInterested and qualified candidates should apply using the Apply Now button below.
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