Grant Acquisition and Management Programme Officer

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
1-2 Years

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


  • 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 European Union (EU) and German bilateral donors.

  • Donor engagement at field levels.

  • Support assessing partnerships with local and international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and key stakeholders.

  • Support troubleshooting during implementation grant funded projects.



  • Strategic engagement and communication between World Vision (WV) offices and teams towards achieving improved grants acquisition,

  • Map and manage donor landscape analysis, plans and meetings; especially with ECHO, EU, German Bi-lateral 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 analysing 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);

  • Carry out additional responsibilities as assigned by the Regional Director of the Resource Development Unit.


  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field such as international or development studies; economics; social science disciplines; etc.

  • Postgraduate qualification(s) or relevant technical/vocational studies will be an asset.

  • Minimum five years’ experience with government and multilateral organizations’ 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;

  • Fluent in German;

  • Excellent English written and spoken communication skills are essential;

  • Excellent knowledge and experience of project management with government and multilateral agencies grant funded projects and experience of grant compliance procedures for major bilateral (EU, ECHO, BMZ etc.) and multilateral donors.

  • 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;

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

  • Stakeholder management – particularly in complex environments (e.g. working across different countries/cultures; internal/external stakeholders)

  • Relationship building and networking;

  • Negotiation skills;

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


  • EU Working permit required. Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within a jurisdiction (country or US State) where WVI is registered to operate.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel internationally around 30%-50% of the time, including travel to fragile contexts and insecure locations.