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Grant Acquisition and Management Officer

Job Description

Grant Acquisition and Management Officer

LOCATION

Yerevan, Armenia

DURATION

Open-ended

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The purpose of this position is to lead the Grant Acquisition for World Vision (WV) Armenia and support Program Director strategizing the donor engagement and fundraising planning. In addition, this position will support and contribute to overall knowledge management and evidence building for improved programme quality.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Coordination of Grant Acquisition and Management (GAM), leading WV Armenia grants acquisition and donor engagement;

  2. Grant Acquisition:

  • Apply ProposalPro modules when necessary

  • Develop grant concepts and proposals in cooperation with other stakeholders

  • Ensure that WV Armenia grant concepts/proposals meet both quality standards and donor requirements

  • Ensure that grant concepts and proposals are complementary/in line to the TP designs where possible

  • Provide support for PNSF and local fundraising

  • Provide support to GAM processes at South Caucasus level (particularly or Abkhazia programs)

  1. Partnership and Pre-positioning:

  • Participate in donor engagement as assigned by Senior DME Coordinator

  • Ensure WV SC representation in WV internal and external events related to GAM as assigned by Senior DME Coordinator/ per pre-positioning strategy

  • Assist programmes in locating appropriate partners for grant acquisition and assist with negotiations

  1. Assist in developing of materials for pre-positioning;

  2. Provide required capacity building to programme staff and partners for effective GAM implementation;

  3. Assist the programme/project managers in establishment of goals and objectives, setting of indicators, development of implementation plans, Monitoring & Evaluation plans, monitoring and reporting as well as evaluation of grant projects.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in international development, sociology, or other social sciences, MBA or equivalent is preferred;

  • Thorough understanding of the historical, cultural, political and socioeconomic situation in South Caucasus countries;

  • Strong analytical skills;

  • Strong organization and delegation abilities; high performance, quality standards and negotiation skills;

  • Sound verbal and written communication skills in English;

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team and cultural sensitivity;

  • Facilitation and presentation skills;

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;

  • Commitment to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement and Agreement with World Vision’s Christian ethos;

  • Proven knowledge of and skills for computer software application;

  • Experience in proposal writing and donor engagement;

  • Knowledge of grant compliance procedures for major bilateral and multilateral donors;

  • Experienced networker with an ability to maintain a good up to date knowledge of the grant opportunities and trends in the relevant sector;

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30 % of the time.