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Senior Communication Officer

Purpose of the position:

This new role is designed to support donor communications for Grant Acquisition and Management within World Vision Tanzania’s (WVT), Sub-Office based in Dar es Salaam. This is an opportunity for a seasoned communications practitioner to work alongside WVT’s dynamic programme and communications team to support the growth and visibility of the WVT grant projects brand, awareness-building, engagement and resource mobilization efforts.

Under the overall guidance of the Director Innovations & Strategic Partnerships and direct supervision of the Communications Manager, the Senior Communications Officer – Grants will assist in developing, executing and coordinating the communications Strategy and Annual Work Plan to deliver high quality outputs in communicating WVT’s grants development impact.

To strengthen alignment and coordination to World Vision communications policy the incumbent will work closely with the WVT Communications Officers. He/she will also be expected to collaborate with other WVT programme clusters, WV support offices, media and development partners to communicate development results of the grants.

The incumbent will also observe the mission and core values of World Vision and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Major Responsibilities:

Support development of WVT’s communications strategy with emphasis on refining the grants project communications component and develop and implement communications/media plans for all grant projects.

Develop public information materials to profile and promote WVT grant projects mission and project activities to all stakeholders (fact sheets, progress reports, bulletins, project profiles, media releases.

Establish the use of GIS, video, social media, blogs, twitter and other tools to raise awareness on grant projects to internal and external audiences including WVT Support Office donors and donors at national level.

Oversee the application of WVI communications branding policy across all internal and external project products, build strong brand presence and assist staff in implementing the brand guidelines as appropriate.

Produce impactful human interest news articles, features, success stories, case studies on grants projects for sharing across the wider internal WVI partnership and WVT external platforms.

Work with print and broadcast media to generate proactive and positive news coverage for important media opportunities and interviews that promote and protect the public image and ministry of WVT. Also build the capacity of WVT grant projects staff to work with the media

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

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

  • Minimum Qualification required: BA in journalism or communication/public relations.

  • Experience: Three years working experience in the field.

  • Preferred Qualification:

  • Technical skills/Abilities

  • English language fluency (written and verbal)

  • Excellent writing skills, with photographic and video skills also preferred

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with knowledge of desktop publishing software

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and public

  • Demonstrated experience in using website programs

  • High level of confidence and confidentiality

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field

  • Travel: 30% Local travel is required.

  • On call: 10%

Donor Liaison Coordinator

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Donor Liaison Coordinator

World Vision International (Rwanda) is a child focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs in 24 Districts of Rwanda.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position of Donor Liaison Coordinator. The position will be based at the Head Office in Kigali and reporting to the Communications and Public Engagement Manager.

Purpose of the position:

The purpose of this position is to lead the National Office servicing of World Vision United States (US) mega and major donors who primarily support major fundraising campaigns. The Donor Liaison Coordinator will collaborate with appropriate World Vision US Departments and the appropriate National Office Departments to enhance the mega and major donor experience. The expected results will be increased financial support of National Office programmes; increased awareness of, and advocacy for the National Office programmes and strategy by World Vision US mega and major donors; as well as mutual transformation, all in order to deepen our commitment to the most vulnerable children.

The major responsibilities include:

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected

40%

Coordination of US donor/sponsor/supporter/funding partners visits, from the technical (understanding and communicating the full extent of a need to donors, pre-visits, etc.), to executional considerations (logistics, accommodation, communication between visitors and local community members, etc.)

  • Visiting guests comply with World Vision Rwanda guest relations guidelines, policies and procedures; they are briefed on our child protection policy, given a security brief, and provided enough updated information on World Vision Rwandas work

  • A task schedule and master calendar for all key operations or activities to be carried out by all World Vision US visitors is developed and always updated in good time

  • Trip experiences by donors and potential donors are positive and memorable.

  • Tickets for World Vision Rwanda visitors are bought or re-confirmed on time and flight arrangements are made as per schedule.

40%

Support World Vision Rwandas fundraising efforts through sharing and submission of solid stories on beneficiaries lives (success and need stories), which will contribute to profiling our work as a leading NGO in Rwanda to donors and potential donors

  • Success stories shared for use and reference by World Vision Rwanda senior staff potentially travelling to the US / engaging partners from the US.

  • Increased awareness of, and advocacy for World Vision Rwandas work in Rwanda; support to World Vision Rwandas strategy objectives by and among donors/potential donors/supporters/church partners affiliated to World Vision US.

10%

Cultivate and maintain strong relationships between World Vision Rwanda, and Major and Mid-Level donors from/affiliated to World Vision US

  • Key sites for future visits by donors/supporters/church partner/filming crew visits to Rwanda are identified by carefully understanding the unique needs for each audience.

5%

Develop and lead in the implementation of onboarding World Vision Rwanda field staff about the critical components of a Vision Trip so all participants are involved in engagements with Major and Mid-Level Donors and Churches from the US as required

  • Selected technical and field teams understand how to develop and identify high-impact stories and materials, and how to communicate and handle donors/supporters/visitors affiliated to World Vision US.

  • World Vision staff speak with one voice about ending violence against children, our technical expertise, evidence of impact, emergency responses and policy positions when it pertains to US donors and Vision Trips.

  • Field staff understand our organizational narrative and can communicate this to donors and filming partners from/affiliated to World Vision US, when speaking about our work

5%

Collaborate and support the Communications & Public Engagement team with documentation / gathering significant change stories, photography, videos and media visibility

  • Significant change stories, photos, videos, and potential media pieces from World Vision US-funded projects and Area Programmes in Rwanda are available.

  • Visibility across field offices is promoted.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training.

Minimum education and experience required:

  • Bachelors Degree in International Relations, Marketing, Communications, Community Development, or any other related field.

  • 5 years experience working with high-level donors within the context of an International NGO.

Preferred experience, technical Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience with still photography, story-writing, case study writing, and videography acquired from either formal or on-the-job training.

  • Sound understanding of transformational and community development, with the ability to translate technical information to a language easily understood by donors and partners

  • Skilled in personal computing, email, and general office productivity software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite) and other programmes for uploading and downloading information.

  • Cross cultural interpersonal skills and experience

  • Knowledge of written and spoken English and Kinyarwanda, and ability to engage community members comfortably and interpret their thoughts to visiting donors/supporters/filming crews/church partners, etc.

  • Excellent communication and public relations skills

Salary:

The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

N.B: Women are highly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-rwanda

If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process.

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know on [email protected](no applications will be accepted through this email)

The closing date for submission of applications is 17th September 2019; no late applications will be accepted.

As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

Response Comms Director - Refugee Response, Bangladesh

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To strategically and operationally lead field communications for World Vision’s Rohingya refugee response; to provide the leadership, support and resource to enable the World Vision Partnership to appropriately engage with its various public engagement audiences in order to raise funds and profile and support World Vision’s (WV) advocacy efforts, while protecting and promoting WV’s response work. To effectively assist the Response Director and her/his Response management team in all required key communication products and statements.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Communications Strategy and Management:

  • Adapt the Rohingya refugee response communications strategy in response to changing circumstances on the ground and/or World Vision Partnership expectations.

  • Provide line management for communications staff.

  • Build the Humanitarian Emergency Affairs (HEA) communications capacity of communications staff.

  • Ensure the sensitization of all non-Communications staff in the response to communications processes, protocols and responsibilities. Support response communications staff to train non-communications staff in basic communications skills (photography, branding requirements, local media interview skills, Communicating with Communities best practices).

  • Oversee the design and implementation of project posters, brochures, audio and video media used with beneficiaries, following Communicating with Communities good practices and CwC Working Group contextual practices.

Response Senior Leadership Team:

  • Advise Response Director on issues of importance regarding humanitarian communications, programmes, operations and policies via the Senior Leadership Team.

  • Contribute to the Response Senior Leadership Team (SLT) processes and decisions, including context monitoring from a risk communications point of view.

  • Lead Incident Management team for crisis communications incidents, and serve on team for other categories of incidents, as requested by Response Director.

  • Advise the regional, national and global communications teams and relevant World Vision Partnership stakeholders (media, social media, marketing, advocacy, leadership, etc.) on key communications and risk issues, initiatives and messaging globally, regionally and nationally.

Positioning and Coordination:

  • Build productive working relationships with Cox’s Bazar leadership and communications counterparts at key UN and NGO partners, as well as donors, for positioning and coordination.

  • Work with UN and INGO colleagues on communications strategies for interagency research, advocacy, and other initiatives, partnering with the Response Advocacy Manager.

  • Make sure World Vision brand guidelines are well understood by Response staff and are implemented to quality standards. Conduct periodic visibility audits to ensure WV’s interventions in the refugee camps and host communities are appropriately branded.

Resource/Report Production Management:

  • Coordinate with programme information officers or their equivalent in each office to ensure the delivery of key World Vision Partnership and Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs/Disaster Management leadership information needs.

  • Manage the production of unedited and finished multimedia resources, both through field level and Partnership level support.

  • Manage the production of written materials including stories and reports.

  • Ensure materials produced have meaningful child participation, wherever possible.

  • Oversee the recruitment and use of freelance and consultant capacity to produce the resources above where needed.

  • Manage the response section of the World Vision Bangladesh webpage (www.wvi.org/bangladesh). Regularly update the page with new information, stories, photo galleries, videos, press releases etc.

  • Ensure the timely production of external reports, internal and external accountability materials and situation reports/newsletters.

  • Ensure all content is processed through World Vision internal platforms (Content Flow, StoryHub, wvrelief, etc)

Media, Social Media, and Visitor Relations:

  • Produce and disseminate all external messaging for the Response including Q&As, key messages, statements, etc.

  • Act as spokesperson for the Response.

  • Identify, train, and prepare other spokespeople in country in discussion with Response Director.

  • Clarify, prioritise and service key World Vision partnership and Support Office media and social media objectives and expectations in coordination with Partnership communications colleagues.

  • Develop and maintain professional contacts with key international media in collaboration with their home country Support Offices.

  • Oversee the development of local media response strategies and media sensitisation projects at country-level, for positioning, humanitarian outcomes and risk mitigation.

  • Manage the World Vision Partnership Skype media room to ensure coordination and servicing of stakeholders via timely information, interviews and media materials linked to ongoing response operations, plans, media and VIP visits.

  • Coordinate and screen journalist / vlogger and blogger field visit requests regarding timing, approvals, logistics, issues, security, etc.. together with corresponding response office communications teams. Ensure the strategic positioning of the response via VIP, government and media visits.

  • Co-ordinate visits by WV leaders and delegations, including required approvals, scheduling, photo opportunities, media interviews, coordination with Support Office media teams, video production and messaging etc.

  • Capacity build communications and other staff in each office to be able to successfully and strategically host VIPs, journalists, celebrities and SO delegations.

  • Ensure the delivery of social media content for use on Support Office and World Vision partnership platforms, including Twitter, YouTube and Facebook; contribute to partnership social media coordination to ensure strategic positioning of the response.

  • Work with communications staff to produce visitor welcome packs and other relevant materials.

Advocacy Communications:

  • Work in tandem with Advocacy to produce and implement a public engagement strategy for the response.

  • Support advocacy in refining and distributing advocacy messaging.

  • Support the production of advocacy reports with resources and review, with particular emphasis on giving children a voice.

  • Perform other tasks assigned by the Response Director.

  • Lead plan for marking relevant International days (e.g. World Refugee Day) in the response, including coordination with UN and WV’s field teams, generating PR ideas, etc.

  • Plan for and execute Response anniversary events, reports, Support Office communications packages and press statements, working closely with MEAL and Finance to ensure accurate beneficiary and financial data.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Masters in the field of Journalism or public relations or another relevant field or a Bachelor’s Degree with relevant work experience.

  • Strong journalistic skills, ability to facilitate the collection of photo, video, story and social media resources.

  • At least ten years of professional experience, including five years or more progressive work experience with international exposure/external engagement on humanitarian emergencies or fragile country contexts.

  • Ability to work in high-stress and challenging conditions.

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, manage to plan and meet deadlines.

  • Proven field communications experience in emergency settings, fragile contexts, or development settings with hardship conditions.

  • Proven ability to lead a high-capacity team.

  • Full adherence to World Vision Safeguarding, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies.

  • Excellent command of English, both written and spoken. Ability to write and edit rapidly is a must.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experiences in networking and building coalitions.

  • In depth knowledge of World Vision and its programmes and policies.

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and ability to analyze and maneuver in diverse social and political environments.

  • Ability to adapt and succeed in a dynamic and changing work environment.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Position requires willingness and ability to continue to function in unpredictable and challenging environments (e.g. rough roads, humidity/heat).

  • Regular travel to camp and host community locations required (2 hours+ by car).

  • Additional travel <10% required.

Communications Manager - SAFCER, Mozambique

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

On 14 March 2019, Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall near Mozambique Beira City, leaving devastating loss of life and large-scale destruction of assets and infrastructure in its wake. In the following days, some entire villages were submerged as flood waters rose across the central region of the country in the provinces of Sofala, Zambezia, and Manica. An estimated 1.85 million people have been affected by the cyclone and the subsequent floods within the three provinces. World Vision has established an Emergency Management Structure based in Beira (Sofala Province) for the Mozambique response in order to effectively coordinate efforts across multiple levels of the organization and through the

UN Cluster system.

The Communication Manager - SAFCER (Southern Africa Flood & Cyclone Emergency Response) will be strategically and operationally responsible for managing and coordinating the internal and external communications of emergency projects under the direct supervision and guidance of the Emergency Response Manager and in close coordination with the Regional Communications and Public Engagement team in Southern Africa. The incumbent will be responsible for defining strategies, collecting content (stories, photos and videos) to support fundraising and enabling the World Vision Partnership to effectively engage with its target audience, creating greater impact, influence and credibility at the same time protect and promote your reputation.

An outgoing personality, the ability to speak with people of various backgrounds, and a strong eye for detail are important traits for the communication specialist.

We are look for candidates with the following skill set:

  • Technical skills – communication specialists must have knowledge of various hardware and software applications and programs. It is also helpful for communication specialists to have knowledge of digital platforms and tools

  • Project management – communication specialists should have a strong understanding of several project management stages, such as scheduling and team building.

  • Communication and interpersonal skills – communication specialists need strong verbal and written communication as well as above-average listening skills because they often interface with diverse groups of people.

  • Time management – communication specialists often work in fast-paced environments and are consistently called upon to meet deadlines.

  • Detail oriented – communication specialists must ensure that all information being presented to the public is accurate and up-to-date.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Communications Leadership and Coordination:

  • Increase awareness of the SAFCER response relief efforts.

  • Active contribution to the SAFCER Senior Leadership Team – discussion, priorities, shared planning.

  • Aligning core content objectives to Response strategy.

  • Completed, clear, and detailed communications planning.

  • Increased digital communications content for funding, positioning, advocacy.

  • Branding and marking of interventions is clear, detailed, and representative of donor / partner efforts.

  • Uniformity of SAFCER documentation.

  • Raising awareness of the SAFCER response and increase credibility with key donors.

  • Booking targeted interviews with media to ensure exposure of programme.

  • Active and consistent engagement with core media.

  • Active and consistent discussion with Support Offices to ensure that SAFCER is attracting key visits and visitors.

  • Leading key visits to ensure quality, clarity, and specificity of media engagement.

  • Creating and owning a SAFCER and Mozambique communications business plan.

  • Active discussion with WV Zimbabwe and WV Malawi communications leads for coordinated messaging and content.

  • Ensure systems are in place to mitigate risk, and improve response and recovery time from response-related risks.

Content Management:

  • Producing high quality content (Short videos, interviews, success stories, key fact sheets, etc.) available for the partnership, targeted donors.

  • Ensuring Support Offices are given access to current and past content.

  • Content is uploaded to social media – and in line with core WV and SAFCER messaging.

  • Social media monitoring to capture key hits, trends, and feedback.

  • Uploading, sharing, and acting as a “content champion” for SAFCER team.

  • In partnership with Programmes, ensuring high quality communication materials are available for SAFCER team.

Advocacy Management and Coordination:

  • Ensure clear and targeted advocacy messaging for SAFCER.

  • In line with the SAFCER strategy, support a national and intentional framework for national-level advocacy and policy change efforts for children and their families with WV Mozambique.

  • Push adoption of child welfare priorities into the national public agenda.

  • Coordinate specific influencing opportunities related to national priorities, within key networks and coalitions working with government stakeholders, national and local authorities, and representatives of the international community and civil society.

  • Give strategic direction to campaign activities (walking, mobilization, petition, influence, sensitization, implementation etc.) related to advocacy strategies for technical approaches.

Quality Assurance and Capacity Building:

  • Provide targeted capacity building support to staff members to improve both the quality and quantity of field-level content capture and management.

  • Overview of key communications materials to meet WV Communications and SAFCER standards.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Higher education in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Organizational Communication or related areas.

  • Proven experience in the area of Communication in emergency situations.

  • Ability to work under pressure.

  • Excellent journalistic skills with technical skills in photography, videos and social media.

  • Demonstrated ability to strategically think, manage, plan and meet deadlines.

  • Excellent interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills.

  • Bachelor Degree in Communications, Journalism, Organizational Communications, or other related courses.

  • 5-7 years’ experience in Communications.

  • Proven track record of people management.

  • Minimum 3 years professional experience in media and communications, journalism, and/or public relations in a multi-cultural, child-focused, non-profit/corporate, and/or humanitarian organization.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English and Portuguese.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Desktop publishing/basic design and layout (Adobe design).

  • Disaster communications.

  • Management of video productions in English and emergency context.

  • Media relations and receiving recorded or live TV/radio interviews during emergencies.

  • Digital photography/videography (emphasis on photojournalistic compositions and mastery of video production process).

  • Preparing monthly and post- emergency response reports.

  • News/feature writing.

  • Social media.

  • Operation of mobile/smart phones.

  • MS Offices and Image applications (Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier Pro, etc.)

  • Media relations, networking and interpersonal skills.

  • Purposive branding and messaging.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 50% of the time.

Resource Development Director, WV Bangladesh

BACKGROUND:

World Vision Bangladesh has a funded grant portfolio of over $100 million, with a significant volume of new opportunities that are actively managed in our current pipeline. There is significant potential for additional growth, which will require more proactive capture planning and management in seamless partnership with key World Vision Support Offices (SOs) and regional partners around the world. The Resource Development Director (RDD), a key leader within the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), provides strategic leadership in capture planning and implementation, bid management, oversight of donor research and analytic and pipeline management and facilitation/execution of WVB’s grant acquisition strategy, Additionally, the Resource Development Director ensures resource diversification, strengthened donor networking, and improved resource acquisition capabilities for World Vision Bangladesh. Furthermore, the RDD will train and /or build the capacity of all resource development staff, assure strategic inter-departmental collaboration with the Program Quality and Technical (PDQA) staff, Finance staff (in particular with the development of cost proposals), Operations Department, while assuring the provision of any and all requisite support to the Refugee Response program development team.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

This position is a critical and key position of the National Office (NO) Team to lead the development and roll out of the National Office Resource Development Strategy, in alignment with World Vision’s global strategy, Our Promise 2030, and National Office strategies. As such, the Resource Development Director (RDD) will:

  • Lead and manage the National Office Resource Development Unit in Bangladesh to drive growth and diversification of grant income (bilateral, multilateral, major foundations and corporations, gifts in kind (GIK), non-food items etc.) in accordance to the Bangladesh National Office Resource Development Strategy.

  • Lead development and management of capture plans for World Vision Bangladesh (WVB) in order to maximize our ability to compete for high priority grant opportunities, both as a sub and prime in close collaboration with SOs and all internal WVB constituents (Technical teams, i.e. “PDQA,” Finance, People and Culture (P&C) etc.).

  • Oversee management of all live bids, and participate/lead major bi-lateral (e.g., USAID, DFID) bids in close collaboration with Support Office (SO) Resource Development Teams.

  • Assure the resource acquisition is strategic, focused and meets or exceeds targets as established by WVB leadership.

  • Coordinate with the Senior Director for Operations and Resource Management, National Director, Technical Directors and other internal constituents to develop strong relationships with high priority donors, as well as partnerships with potential subs and primes for future bids.

  • Establish and maintain functional relationships, capacity and collaboration among national, regional, support office and global center teams to effectively grow the national office portfolio.

  • Build the capacity of World Vision Bangladesh (WVB) capacity in grant acquisition, and specifically capture planning, capture management, bid management, and partnering in coordination with Regional Resource Development (RDU) Director; all such work will be aligned with the global Fragile Context Initiative and Grants Acquisition and Management (GAM) strategic priorities for the growth and management of grants in fragile contexts wherever appropriate and feasible.

The role reports to the Senior Director for Operations and Resource Management with matrix reporting to the Regional Resource Development (RDU) Director.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Resource Acquisition:

Capture plan development and management; bid management; donor engagement.

Develop rigorous capture plans, consistent with Shipley model/approach allowing for two year planning and preparation horizon that aligns all relevant actors including: Support Office teams, technical teams, finance, Operations, P&C, National Director, Refugee Response fund raising team and others as appropriate.

Assure effective management of all capture plans, and take responsibility for leading and/or playing substantive role in management of high priority opportunities (in particular major USAID, DFID and other bi-lateral opportunities).

Assure quality management of live bids including, but not limited to:

  • Managing go/no-go decision process involving SOs and key internal constituents (National Director (ND), technical teams, Operations Department, Finance, etc.) within 24 hours from the release of an opportunity; development of detailed bid preparation plan (or “Bid Action Plan”) within 24 hours of “go” decision which clearly delineates timelines and responsibilities for all aspects of the bid process; lead color team reviews of major bids (over $5m), assuring that all reviewers understand their roles in review process; assure development of and adherence to compliance matrix to address all donor requirements; coordinate development of questions/feedback, in collaboration with SOs, Senior Leadership Team (SLT), for all RFA, NOFOs RFIs and other bi-lateral opportunities, and timely submission of same; coordinate with Finance and PDQA (technical teams) to assure preparation of highly competitive and well budgeted technical plans that maximize cost recover for Bangladesh National Office (NO, or WVB) staff wherever possible; other bid management tasks as periodically identified and required.

  • Actively engage and participate in strategic country donor meetings with subset of high priority donors as identified through rigorous market analyses, agreed upon by SMT, and documented in WVB Strategic Plan.

  • Working with WVB leadership, identify key relationships to strengthen national office positioning and elevate WV’s profile with government, multilateral and private sector donors.

  • Ensure that the WVB and Regional Development Unit teams work in collaboration with SOs’ grant teams to actively maintain strong donor relationships at global, regional and country level, developing engagement strategies for each donor or a group of donors.

  • In coordination with WVB Communications Director ensure the implementation of the global impact framework, and support the development of capacity statements, marketing and communication materials using the technical branding approach for donor engagement and prepositioning.

  • Facilitate relationships and build credibility with donors, using previous success and documented best practices in grant management.

Analytics and Pipeline Management:

  • Oversee BD Analyst to assure that WVB is prioritizing the right opportunities, has an accurate assessment of the competitive landscape and our win potential for specific opportunities; understands our comparative advantages (and

  • disadvantages); identifies partners that maximize likelihood of building highly competitive consortiums; conducts literature reviews as required to inform technical strategy; and other research/analytics as required and appropriate.

  • Establish an effective opportunity pipeline per industry standards that qualifies, prioritizes, and tracks all opportunities from early capture (two years before live) through post submission “lessons learned” for all major

  • opportunities. Bid management systems should use gated approach (consistent with Shipley system), and be updated in real time and made accessible to WB leadership.

  • Oversee and/or participate in development and roll out of BD dashboards to keep senior leadership apprised of our progress towards BD targets, including but not limited to real time dollar win rate analyses.

Capacity Building:

  • Ensure all WVB staff involved in grants, including the position holder have completed and are Proposal pro certified.

  • Lead, manage and provide capacity-building support to employees in the WVB team, & seconded staff by ensuring clear goals and accountabilities are established and achieved.

  • Ensure individuals’ performance and development needs are met, and employees are high performing and engaged.

  • Identify capacity gaps at WVB in grants acquisition and management and other factors leading to poor win rates and grants implementation and work with SOs and the Regional Development Unit (RDU) to address them.

  • Lead with the SOs and regional RDU, the roll out of the partnership grants acquisition training software (i.e. Proposal Pro) and the use of Horizon for opportunity tracking.

  • Develop a strong successor to be able to take up increasing grant management responsibility.

Strategy and Leadership:

  • In coordination with the National Director, Senior Director for Operations and Resource Management, PDQA and other internal constituents as well as the Regional Resource Development Unit lead, develop and/or revise of the NO resource acquisition strategy to assure WVB acquisition targets are met.

  • In accordance with Global Fragile Context Strategy, WV processes for fragile context and the WVB Business Planning Cycle, assist the National Director and Senior Leadership Team in setting annual grant income projections to be used in the National Director’s Performance.

  • Provide day to day leadership and management to the National Office Resource Development to ensure timely and efficient support for capture planning and implementation, bid management, supervision of BD analytic including, but not limited to: donor market analyses; donor prioritization; competitive analyses; establishment of web based pipeline management system to assure real time updates in HORIZON and others as need be.

Other:

  • Carry out additional responsibilities as assigned by the ND/Ops Director.

  • Attend and lead devotional meetings.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Master’s Degree in International Development, International Relations, Rural Development, Social Science or any related field.

  • Minimum of five years’ demonstrable, hands on experience in grant acquisition, including experience developing and managing capture plans and applications/bids managing capture plans; managing bids for opportunities large opportunities targeting major bilateral and multilateral institutional donors.

  • Robust understanding of World Vision Context and prior experience working on resource collaboration with SOs is highly desirable.

  • Demonstrated success achieving high win rate for large (over $20m) bid portfolios. Experienced networker with strong skills in donor relations, negotiation, and partnership brokering and management.

  • Up-to-date knowledge of the donor landscape and trends in the development and humanitarian sectors.

  • Strong inter-personal skills, and proven team-player.

  • Able to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.

  • Able to work in a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff.

  • Must be a committed one, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Strong influencing and networking skills; consortia/network development experience.

  • Experience in acquiring funding from private donors (foundations and corporations).

  • Ability to provide support and training to staff and partners and to “translate” donor language related to guidelines and different requirements to ensure that both concept notes/proposals and project implementation are compliant with donor requirements.

  • Experience with public-private partnerships.

  • If candidate is a WV staff, completed Proposal pro certification. G2G certified training is a plus.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge of workings with major donors, such as USAID/OFDA/DoL, DFID, UN, DFAT, EC/ECHO/DIPECHO, UN agencies, WFP, ADB/WB. Global Fund.

  • Experience in working in fragile context countries, humanitarian assistance and complex environments.

  • Experience forming, leading, and working in consortia.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel within National office and support offices.

  • Travel: up to of 15% International travel may be required.

Vacante Grants

Oportunidad de Contribuir a la protección de la niñez en República Dominicana!!

tulo del puesto:

Especialista de Formulación de Proyectos Grants

Fecha límite de aplicación:

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Localidad del puesto: Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.

Tipo de contrato: Presencial, debe residirContrato temporal-6 meses, jornada completa.

Descripción General de la posición

Responsable de coordinar y formular propuestas de proyectos para la cooperación internacional, a través del mapeo de convocatorias internacionales, nacionales, gubernamentales y privadas, apoyándose de las diferentes áreas dela organización para elaborar propuestas con calidad técnica, excelente redacción aplicando la herramienta de marco lógico.

Responsabilidades principales:

  • Formular de propuestas dirigidas a la cooperación internacional y agencias de gobierno.

  • Redactar las propuestas utilizando la herramienta de marco lógico.

  • Construir e incrementar la base de datos de donante de la cooperación internacional y fundaciones.

  • Construir mapeo de fondos de cooperación internacional y licitaciones públicas nacionales.

  • Crear los lineamientos de trabajo del equipo de formulación de propuestas.

  • Diseñar y ejecutar una estrategia de pre-posicionamiento de la organización ante agencias de cooperación internacional.

  • Actualizar anualmente la base de datos de consultores independientes para la redacción de propuestas.

  • Implementar visitas trimestrales a los donantes para posicionar a la Organización previo a las llamadas de aplicación de propuestas.

  • Al cierre del ciclo de elaboración de propuestas documentar los resultados y establecer comunicación con el donante para evaluar el resultado y retroalimentación.

  • Buscar permanente de oportunidades de propuestas con las oficinas representativas de la cooperación internacional presentes en el país.

Perfil del Ocupante

  • Profesional en Ciencias Sociales, Humanidades, Negocios/Relaciones Internacionales, o Afines

  • Estudios especializados en diseño, formulación de proyectos (certificación, postgrados o maestrías, otros).

  • Dominio fluido del idioma inglés (oral y escrito)

  • Experiencia en redacción de propuesta de proyectos en español e inglés para agencias de cooperación internacional y gobierno.

  • Experiencia en elaboración de marco lógico.

  • Habilidad y experiencia para relacionamiento con cooperantes internacionales y agencias de gobierno

  • Capacidad de análisis y síntesis.

  • Alta de capacidad de relacionamiento con diferentes sectores y públicos.

  • nimo de 3 os de experiencia en puestos similares.

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Resource Acquisition and Management (RAM) Manager, WV Chad

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

This position is a critical and key position of the National Office Team to lead the development and roll out of the National Office Resource Development Strategy in alignment with Our Promise, the 4.3 Grant Acquisition Management (GAM) and National Office strategies.

As such, the core mandate of this position includes:

  • To lead and manage the National Office (NO) Resource Development Unit to drive growth and diversification of grant income (bilateral, multilateral, major foundations and corporations, GIK non-food items) in accordance to the National Office Resource Development Strategy.

  • To position WV Chad and ensure productive engagement and retention of grant donors (public and private) through successful grants implementation, effective communication of the impact of grants and strong relationships and alliances with partners, institutions, organizations and donors representatives.

  • To establish and maintain functional relationships, capacity and collaboration among national, regional, support office and global center teams to effectively grow the national office portfolio, ensure a healthy pipeline and win rate to meet programming needs and set targets.

  • To build de capacity of WV Chad capacity in grant acquisition and management in coordination with the regional RDU director, and in accordance with the global Fragile Context Initiative and GAM strategic priorities for the growth and management on grants in fragile contexts. The position holder is also responsible to develop a national successor who will be able to take up NO GAM director role.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy and Leadership:

  • In coordination with the NO strategy and technical teams, National Director (ND), and the Regional Resource Development Unit lead the development and/or revision of the NO grants acquisition and management strategy/Business Plan (for both public and private) in alignment with NO strategy and targets.

  • In accordance with Global Fragile Context Strategy, GAM processes for fragile context and the NO Business Planning Cycle, assist the ND and SLT in setting annual grant income projections to be used in the NDs Performance Agreements.

  • Provide day to day leadership and management to the National Office Resource Development to ensure timely and efficient support for prepositioning, proposal development and effective issue resolution in grant performance across NO/SO as needed.

Donor Identification, Engagement and Prepositioning:

  • Track the donor competitive landscape (Research, analyze, develop, track relationships with new and current donors) to organize prepositioning meetings with donors and key partners.

  • Actively engage and participate in strategic in country donor meetings with foundations, bilateral and multilateral institutions etc.

  • Working with NO leadership, identify key relationships to strengthen national office positioning and elevate WV’s profile with government, multilateral and private sector donors.

  • Ensure that the national office RDU team work in collaboration with SOs’ grant teams and regional RDU, to actively maintain strong donor relationships at global, regional and country level, developing engagement strategies for each donor or a group of donors.

  • In coordination with National Office Communications Director ensure the implementation of the global impact framework, and support the development of capacity statements, marketing and communication materials using the technical branding approach for donor engagement and prepositioning.

  • Facilitate relationships and build credibility with donors, using previous success and documented best practices in grant management.

  • Maintain an up-to-date record of the requirements of current potential donors and be proactive in the lookout for local, regional, and global opportunities.

Resource Development:

  • Set up a GAM team and structure and ensure that competent staff are recruited by NO GAM teams. Depending on size of grant, profile and donor requirement, work with P&C and relevant SOs to hire high performing staff (i.e. chief of party, etc).

  • Establish an efficient grant opportunity tracking system for tracking grant opportunities and manage opportunity pipeline (i.e. country level donors mapping, strategic direction and areas of alignment) maintaining an overview of country level grant funding opportunities and donor trends.

  • Cultivate SO relationships, to ensure effective coordination as opportunities emerge for both public and private.

  • In coordination with SOs and cross functional teams, develop high quality of concept notes and proposals leading to successful funding opportunities.

  • Support the NOs in the development of consortia whenever necessary in preparation for upcoming opportunities.

  • Ensure the appropriate use of the Grants Risk Assessment Form to facilitate the Go/No Go Decision.

  • Provide strategic direction to NO to pursue non-traditional funding sources, identifying emerging or untapped high potential donors and new emerging models.

Grant Management and Compliance:

  • In coordination with Finance, Procurement, and Administration teams, ensure all aspect of grant compliance and management (e.g. reporting, procurement, visibility, transfer of assets, audit, etc) are understood and applied including sub-grantees.

  • Lead the implementation of the Grant Health Tracker for grant projects program quality.

  • Director(s) to ensure up-to-date NO grant portfolio on grants financial and risk monitoring data.

  • Mobilize cross-NO functional support to NOs for GAM performance (finance, operations, P&C, strategy, and Quality Assurance).

  • Upon request, liaise with SOs and Regional Finance and Audit managers to ensure that grants implementation issues have been resolved.

  • Ensure significant grant audit / implementation issues are brought to the attention of the NO SLT.

  • In conjunction with finance ensure compliance in key grant areas (e.g. eligibility, CAL, match, grant decision making powers, etc). Flag critical policy or systems issues needing resolution by GC.

  • Prepare monthly and quarterly grants performance reports for leadership using GAM and FC standardized metrics and protocols.

Capacity Building:

  • Ensure all NO staff involved in grants, including the position holder have completed and are Proposal pro certified.

  • Lead, manage and provide capacity building support to employees in the NO team, & seconded staff by ensuring clear goals and accountabilities are established and achieved.

  • Ensure individuals’ performance and development needs are met, and employees are high performing and engaged.

  • Identify capacity gaps at NOs in grants acquisition and management and other factors leading to poor win rates and grants implementation and work with SOs and the RGM to address them.

  • Lead with the SOs and regional RDU, the roll out of the partnership grants acquisition training software (i.e. Proposal Pro) and the use of Horizon for opportunity tracking.

  • Develop a strong successor to be able to take up increasing grant management responsibility.

Representation at various fora:

  • To ensure appropriate representation of the NO at strategic fora that could lead to resource acquisition and enhanced programming collaboration.

  • Represent the NO in the grants community fora (internal and external to WV).

  • Participate in WV internal grant communities – GAM CoP, Fragile Context CoP, GAM Hubs and Global Grants Compliance Unit.

Others:

  • Carry out additional responsibilities as assigned by the ND/Ops Director.

  • Attend and participate in devotional meetings.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor and/or Master’s Degree in International Development, International Relations, Rural Development, Social Science or any related field.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in grant acquisition and/or grant management, especially in fragile countries (preferred).

  • Experienced networker with strong skills in donor relations, negotiations and partnering with up to date knowledge of the donor landscape and trends in the humanitarian sector.

  • Excellent knowledge and experience of project management with government and multilateral agencies grant funded projects and experience of grant compliance procedures for major bilateral and multilateral donors.

  • Demonstrated track record in proposal development, funding acquisitions and grant management for major institutional donors (bilateral and/or multilateral).

  • Proven experience and skills in proposal writing.

  • Strong inter-personal skills, and proven team-player.

  • Able to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.

  • Able to work in a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff.

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Strong influencing and networking skills; consortia/network development experience.

  • Experience in acquiring funding from private donors (foundations and corporations).

  • Ability to provide support and training to staff and partners and to “translate” donor language related to guidelines and different requirements to ensure that both concept notes/proposals and project implementation are compliant with donor requirements.

  • Experience with public-private partnerships.

  • Strong in both French and English language.

  • Experience in working in fragile context countries and humanitarian assistance (preferred).

  • If candidate is a WV staff, completed Proposal pro certification. G2G certified training is a plus.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge of workings with major donors, such as USAID/OFDA/DoL, UN, AusAID, EC/ECHO/DIPECHO, UN agencies, WFP, ADB/WB. Global Fund.

  • Work experience in fragile context and complex environments preferred.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel within National office and support offices.

  • Travel: minimum of 30% International travel is required.