PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Assist, IPSD develop and implement strategy for resource diversification and growth in World Vision Burundi (WVB) and; enhance the capacity of WVB to acquire and efficiently execute bilateral, multilateral grants.
This will be achieved by:
building relationships with key donors represented/ with interest in Burundi;
generating innovative solicited and unsolicited grant proposals;
and supporting startup to ensure a smooth transition from grant acquisition.
In order to successfully do so, the GAM Officer must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.
Assist in the review and update of grant acquisition in alignment to National Office (NO) guidance:
Updated donor mapping for WVB.
A guidance for resource diversification in line with WVB’s national office strategy.
Review and strengthen Gift In Kind (GIK) integration guidance.
Regular updates to the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) on grant pipeline progress. Work with the SLT to agree on key priorities for future grant programs/projects.
Guidance to strengthen engagement with public sector.
Build strong relationships with donors and support offices:
Increased support offices interest and investment in Burundi.
Close collaboration with all key donors with presence/interest in Burundi (including bilateral, multilateral, embassies, etc.)
Up-to-date with funding priorities and call for proposal procedures of all major donors.
Regular dialogue with Global Centre (GC) and Support Offices (SO) and donors to build relationships, trust and strategically position WV Burundi as a priority partner for funding opportunities.
Strong networks with appropriate INGOs and local NGOs in a manner that increases WV’s influence and partnerships.
Initiate match discussions with SOs.
Facilitation of grant agreement negotiations and signing by SLT and local partners.
Coordination and reporting of all National Office Donor Engagements.
Develop Quality Proposals:
Review and research possible proposals and recommend whether WVB should pursue these opportunities.
Review donor proposals requirements.
Ensure WV Burundi minimum project design standards and documentation standards are met.
Meet with donors to clarify proposal requirements.
Lead the process of developing all grant proposals/including guidelines for PNS grants and coordinating proposal development processes for large grants.
Review grant funding opportunities and lead go-no-go decision making processes with proposal development team and SLT.
Foster integration of new grant opportunities with sponsorship/GIK funded projects (where possible).
Ensure all proposals submitted to donors exceed established WVI and donor standards (success will be measured by the % of proposals funded and $-value of new revenue raised).
Monitor, identify, review and pursue steady stream of grant funding opportunities.
Lead and coordinate cross-functional project teams to develop strong grant project designs.
Coordinate Design Workshops.
Implement WVB’s proposal development business plan.
Facilitate regular learning and reflection sessions and implement the lessons learned.
Foster efficient execution and accountability for all grants:
Map-out and ensure SLT and all key WVB staff understand donor requirements and standards for all important grants acquired.
Participate in grant startup workshops to ensure a smooth transition from acquisition to implementation.
Progressively monitor compliance issues related to grants (including tracking quality of implementation, reporting, learning processes).
Conduct regular field visits to generate evidence that supports learning, innovation, accountability and advocacy.
Build staff capacity in grant acquisition.
Work with communications, DME and other staff to develop quality resources such as bulletin, newsletter and other materials for meaningful donor engagement.
Coordinate and participate in local and international capacity building events as needed.
Attend and participate in spiritual nurture events and other organizational events.
Attend to other organizational duties as required by and agreed with supervisor.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Educational level required: First degree sociology, development studies or social sciences ( Masters Preferred).
Experience: 8 years of experience in community development including 4 years NGO management.
Ability to maintain donor relations through timely and adequate communications.
Cross cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated leadership, supervisory and project management skills in working collaboratively with other donors, host country institutions, and international organizations in support of a project of similar size and scope.
Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners.
Excellent organizational, analytical, and oral and written communication skills in English.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams in food programming
Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program requirements, (EU, AUSAID, WFP, USAID).
Ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals.
Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.
Strong presentation skills.
Fluency in English.
Ability to work under stress.
Ability to work with minimum supervision.
Passionate about the ministry.
Compatible with WV mission, ethos and core values.
Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Computer skills especially Microsoft word and MS excel, training in DM&E, Facilitation skills and community development.
Demonstrated experience in leadership, strategic management, results based management, staff capacity building, networking, fundraising, design, monitoring and evaluation.
Demonstrated experience in food programming with FPMG.
Office-based with frequent travel to the field.