Development and Design Specialist Junior

Development and Design Specialist Junior


To co-write proposal-development teams that may include internal as well as external members, and draft all or sections of high-quality proposals for institutional and private donors, at the national and international level. Support NO positioning and identification of new opportunities.


Submit high-quality proposals for institutional and private donors at the national and international level:

  • Prepare Grant Synopsis and participate (by request) in the meetings of Go /No Go, with the GAM Committee.

  • Prepare and socialize with the GAM Manager, the work schedule for the preparation of specific proposals.

  • Lead the design process including the design team.

  • Ensure proper coordination with other internal areas, partners or support offices in the preparation of high quality proposals..

  • Draft all or parts of proposals

  • Ensure the official submission of the proposals, taking in consideration the rules and regulation of the different donors.

  • To monitor the process of approval of the proposal and signing of agreement.

  • Coordinate the transition of approved projects to Operations for implementation.

Conduct regular meetings with WV Technical Advisors (Especialistas Técnicos) to assess proposals

High quality proposals are submitted on time

Proposals meet WV minimum standards

Proposal-development processes adhere to best practices

Increased FY $LOA acquired

Support NO positioning & donor engagement

Provide inputs for the design of the GAM Strategy,

Meet w/donors & partners when required to support organizational positioning

Obtain donor intelligence in support of proposal development

Identify funding opportunities with international cooperation agencies, host governments, national private sector and other international actors, such as private foundations.

Support Technical Advisors (Especialistas Técnicos) in their donor engagement activities.

Collaborate with the liaison officers and key Operations staff to plan major donor or donor agency staff project visits.

NO is well positioned for proposal submission

High-quality donor intelligence available for proposal-development processes

Proposals meet donor needs

Participate in training activities (through WV tools or external), spiritual enrichment and other duties as required

Staff have the right competencies that guarantee the delivery of high quality proposals aligned to WV mission.


Degree in development studies, economics, business administration, sociology, anthropology, international relations, or any other relevant field of social science.


3 years of experience on the development field, supporting proposal development processes or project implementation activities.

2 years supporting grant acquisition & management processes or internship at NO w/strong recommendation.

Senior Advisor, Marketing Development

*Position locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in Asia or Europe where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.


Strengthening and Optimising Our Revenue Base strategic initiative is one of nine initiatives in this second phase of Our Promise, entitled Going Further. It works alongside three of the other strategic initiatives which together respond to our strategic imperative – Deliver high quality, sustainable funding to the field. The goal of this initiative is to pick up the pace of achieving the Our Promise private revenue mix by deepening fundraising capabilities in high potential markets and aligning fundraising investment globally with opportunity and return across markets.

This role will have a significant impact on leading the design and implementation of multi-year investment plans with high potential markets with capability/scale limitations. The objectives of the investment are to validate and learn World Vision’s investment approach in market growth and capture private revenue potential at high Return on Investment (ROI). This role will be responsible for deepening their marketing and fundraising capabilities in-market and integrating marketing best practices to accelerate their private revenue growth. Working with Marketing leaders, the role will be accountable for leading the development and implementation of the investment plan that delivers high ROI and deepen marketing capabilities of the selected high potential offices.


  • In partnership with Marketing Lead of the selected markets co-develop a multi-year investment plan that builds local marketing capacities and, above all, capture high ROI private revenue potential to increase private revenue mix.

  • Co-execute the plan to fill gaps with Marketing Leads of the selected markets to ensure best practices are scaled with the adequate level of investment. Agree on key milestones and key success metrics.

  • Ensure the capacity needs of the fundraising offices are central to the co-development and co-implementation of investment plans to achieve the primary investment objectives— 1) validate and learn from our approach to invest in market growth, to be applied in additional high potential markets in the future and 2) capture private revenue potential in these markets at strong ROI.

  • Motivate and inspire others, from team members to executive level, by communicating the goals of the Strategic Initiative through the successful execution of the investment plan.


  • 8-10 years in Marketing or fundraising functional areas, including 3 years in Marketing leadership roles of digital marketing or lead generation.

  • Extensive experience leading teams to develop and deliver best in class fundraising practices.

  • Experience working with marketing, brand and product managers to drive marketing strategy, vision, execution and results to achieve business objectives.

  • Experience collaborating with fundraising Subject Matter Experts to support the implementation of investment plans that consistently meet budget/time expectations.

  • Exceptional relationship and influencing skills, able to win the confidence of a broad range of different stakeholders including leaders from a variety of cultural and professional backgrounds, and developing high-performing virtual global teams.

  • Significant experience leading change in a complex environment.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business Administration or a related field is required; Master’s degree preferred.

  • Full proficiency in English.


  • A marketing expert with skills across the range of marketing products and channels, especially in emerging markets.

  • Experience in media buy, channel optimisation, market intelligence, CRM, segmentation, and marketing automation to drive engagement.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally up to 20% of the time (when Covid 19 restrictions are lifted).