Grant Acquisition and Management Programme Officer

PREFERRED LOCATION- WITHIN EUROPE WHERE WVI IS REGISTERED

PURPOSE OF POSITION

  • Support priority Field Offices (FOs) to grow institutional grant resources.

  • Manage a coordinated strategy process for grant acquisition across priority donors. Support 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, German and other European bilateral donors.

  • Donor engagement at field levels.

  • Support assessing partnerships with local and international NGOs and key stakeholders.

  • 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, major foundation and, sometimes private sector grant acquisition and management. The Regional Resource Development Unit and World Vision Germany are working very closely around Grant Acquisition and Management Hub (GAM) matters and therefore it was decided to set up such as position that would work towards this common goal. The GAM Program Officer proactively targets prioritised funding opportunities that will advance partnering Field Office and WV Germany strategies. Therefore, the position will lead capacity assessment where needed, donor engagement/pre-positioning, proposal development and also assist in the development/establishment of processes to enable successful Grants Acquisition.

Priority Field Offices (FO): Syria Response sub-region (focus on Syria and Jordan), Lebanon, Iraq, JWG and to smaller extent Afghanistan.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategic:

  • Strategic 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, German government donors, and other European bilateral donors.

Grants Acquisition:

  • Support the development of Grant Acquisition Management Business Plans, including analysis to set 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 that cost recovery in each grant.

  • Apply best standards for advancing local partnerships and consortia building; including facilitation of the partner assessment processes

Donor Engagement

  • Advice on donor relationship, and elevate WV’s profile. Support to foster donor relationships at Head Quarter level (BMZ, GoG), through direct communication with WV Germany.

  • Support networking and participation in relevant meetings at regional and national level

Grants Management & Quality

  • Facilitate grant start up meetings/workshops and share lessons learned and experiences.

  • Support NOs in analyzing their performance and portfolio management to strengthen donor pre-position and identify strategic priorities

Knowledge Transfer

  • Convey 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 applications.

Regional representation/key relationships:

  • Represent World Vision in the grants community fora (internally and externally)

Other:

Carry out additional responsibilities as assigned by the Regional Director RDU.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Relevant undergraduate degree (e.g. international or development studies; economics; social science disciplines; etc) is essential;

  • Postgraduate qualifications or relevant technical/vocational studies – Desirable

  • Minimum five years’ experience with government and multilateral organization’s procedures and regulations;

  • Minimum five years’ experience in successful proposal writing and management of proposal development teams, preferred European and German government donors;

  • Experienced networker with an ability to maintain a good up to date knowledge of the grant opportunities and trends in the humanitarian sector; demonstrable prior successes in grant submissions/tendering

  • Fluency in written and spoken English, German language is an asset.

  • EU work permit is an asset.

The 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 multilateral (EU, ECHO etc.) and bilateral donors (BMZ etc).

  • Experienced in leading development of complex Health (WASH, Maternal Child Health), Child Rights & Protection and or Income generation and Livelihoods grant project proposals

  • High performance and quality standards; negotiation skills; ability to motivate teams and inspire teamwork;

  • Track record of successfully training, mentoring and supervising grant staff

  • Contract 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 expertise

  • Strong financial awareness, with the ability to build and interpret complex budgets and financial reporting

Other Competencies/Attributes

  • Very strong interpersonal/intercultural skills;

  • Track record of success grant design and win rate, in partner and donor relations;

  • 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 ethos

Work Environment

  • Experience living and working within a humanitarian emergency, response and recovery context and/or 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 faiths.

  • Reporting to MEERO RDU with dotted line to WV Germany.

  • Frequent travel between FOs and RO - 30-50% International Travel

  • Not a family post

Procurement Solutions Centre Director

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*For WV internal applicants only.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Procurement Solutions Centre Director (PSC) will develop and implement strategy for, and lead the global Procurement/Supply Chain function for the organization to optimize the delivery of products and services through strategic sourcing and category management. The PSC Director will co-lead all Regional Supply Chain Directors and indirectly lead the Supply Chain function for National Offices. This will include recruitment, performance management, talent development and operational priorities and execution. This position also supervises the Global Center Buyers, and the Global Grant and Supply Chain Compliance Director, and connected functions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and execute the global Procurement strategy including strategic sourcing, category management, and procurement risk management.

  • Manage vendor and stakeholder relationships, including contract negotiations and performance.

  • Partner and collaborate with the ProVision team to optimize functionality of processes and tools.

  • Lead and manage GC buyers and staff to be accountable for effective and efficient delivery of goods/services at the best possible prices.

  • Negotiate contracts and monitor vendor performance.

  • Lead annual procurement planning process with GC and field stakeholders. Provide market analysis and advise to stakeholders for effective decision-making.

  • Lead and manage the Global Grant and Supply Chain Compliance Director and function.

  • Co-lead and manage with the Regional SDOs the six Regional Supply Chain Directors, to deliver on the Supply Chain strategies that support global field operations.

  • Develop and implement Supply Chain standards, performance metrics/KPI's, and strategy.

  • Identify and implement continuous improvements to simplify processes and drive operational excellence.

  • Build capacity and bench strength of the global supply chain function.

  • Identify and track key performance indicators and operational targets for GC and Field procurement that align with leadership expectations and goals, including but not limited spend analysis, negotiated savings, on-time payments, etc.

  • Develop and deliver dashboard reporting tool for leadership showing progress against goals.

  • Develop, implement and manage annual global Procurement budgets and cost recovery targets (procurement fee).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Masters' degree in supply chain management, business administration or comparable experience required.

  • Professional certificate in purchasing, transportation and/or logistics and current member of CSCMP, CILT, CAPS or CIPS strongly preferred.

  • Proficiency in contract negotiations, audit procedures, legal regulations. Basic understanding of accounting principles.

  • Budgeting and cost center management, including forecasting and cost recovery.

  • 15 years experience in sourcing, supply chain management or comparable field.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience in complex and multi-faceted work environment.

  • Able to lead a virtual and/or matrix team effectively.

  • Expertise in developing and implementing a global procurement strategy.

  • Clear conceptual and critical thinker who can convert ideas into outcomes.

  • Master negotiator.

  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills.

  • Project Management.

  • Fluent in English (written and oral).

  • Additional language desired, but not required.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Lean-Six Sigma training or certification preferred but not required. Project Management certification preferred but not required.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • May to travel up to 25-30% domestically and internationally.

  • Capacity to work from home, requiring flexibility in working hours over a range of WV timezones, and to do so effectively.

Director of Global Compliance

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

In connection with the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) group, this position provides leadership for the WVI global compliance function. The Director will be expected to understand and evaluate WVI’s unique organizational environment, and apply a deep understanding of technical compliance principles to establish a recently developed function that will deliver an effective organization-wide compliance program. To accomplish these goals, the Director will need to possess a strong understanding of compliance best practices, and be able to exhibit creativity and strategic thinking in designing and implementing a framework that will enable the organization to effectively identify and manage its

internal and external requirements. The Director will be expected to act as a champion for fostering a culture of compliance in the organization. In particular, challenging existing negative perceptions of the compliance field, and demonstrating the benefits and value that a compliance practice can bring to WVI. This will include driving adherence to policy management standards, chairing the policy oversight committee, and advising stakeholders on policy development and revision. This role will also advise and support mandatory employee compliance training programmes ensuring a high degree of quality. This role will lead and support a network of Compliance Champions throughout the

organization who will act as focal points for their individual offices in leading the implementation and maintenance of local compliance functions and a compliance framework and monitoring tool.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Chair the policy coordination committee and act as a subject matter expert on policy management standards to ensure existing and new policies are in alignment.

  • Partner with a wide range of stakeholders and policy owners to advise on policy management and development best practices.

  • Maintain a network of partners and compliance champions throughout the organization to implement and support the Field Office Compliance Framework and monitoring tool.

  • Act in an advisory capacity to ensure employee training programmes and communications are effective at educating employees on expected behaviours.

  • Develop and deliver regular reporting to senior leadership and/or the Board on the effectiveness of the compliance program, highlighting any significant gaps requiring intervention.

  • Within the context of NGO Compliance practitioners and networking groups, act as a leader in developing sharing innovative best practices in place in World Vision.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor degree in finance, business, project management, security or related discipline.

  • Minimum of 8 to 10 years of work experience leading a compliance programme or related function.

  • Membership in a global compliance institute/organization.

  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experience in developing and implementing strategies that produce results.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills in setting strategic goals, measures of success and priorities.

  • Ability to understand and align cross-functional strategic priorities.

  • Knowledge and experience in managing a compliance function.

  • Ability to effectively engage with executive level management in championing compliance and implementing it as relatively new discipline in the organization.

  • Experience in managing stakeholders and business units to achieve results.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Externally recognized compliance certification or qualification preferred.

  • International and/or prior experience working with an INGO.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.