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South Caucasus DME Grant Acquisition Officer

Job Description

World Vision South Caucasus is announcing an opening for the position of: Design Monitoring and Evaluation (DME) Grant Acquisition (GA) OfficerDepartment: Strategy, Quality and Evidence Location: Tbilisi with possible national and international travel Employment status: Employment AgreementBenefits: Health insurance, Pension Insurance

This position is part of WV South Caucasus Strategy, Quality and Evidence (SQE) team. The main objectives of the SQE team are: a) to provide guidance and leadership for WV SC Strategy elaboration, planning and implementation tracking; b) to support to the sustainability of the organization through ensuring resource mobilization and leveraging; c) to provide Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (DME) and technical guidance/support for the Ministry Quality and improved Child Well Being; d) to promote the impact driven Ministry through strong evidence base and knowledge management systems.

Purpose of the position:

The purpose of this position is to implement the World Vision South Caucasus (WV SC) Grant Acquisition Management (GAM) Strategy under the supervision of Senior Design Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator and ensure on-time and quality grant concepts and proposals in line with WV SC DME standards and donor requirements.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Provide input on donor strategies and priorities as per request

  • Provide support for World Vision South Caucasus Grant Acquisition Management (GAM) Strategy development and update

  • Develop grant concepts and proposals in cooperation with other stakeholders to ensure that WV SC grant concepts/proposals meet both donor requirements

  • And WVSC DME quality standards Provide support for and local fundraising

  • Participate in donor engagement as assigned by Senior DME Coordinator/ per pre-positioning strategy

  • Ensure WV SC representation in WV internal and external events related to GAM

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

  • Assist in developing of materials for pre-positioning

  • Provide required capacity building to programme staff and partners for effective GAM implementation

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

  • Other as may be assigned by Senior DME Coordinator

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in international development, business administration, sociology, or other social sciences.

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

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Knowledge of the program management cycle

  • Knowledge and understanding of donor profiles

  • Sound verbal and written communication skills in English

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

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, ability to work under pressure

  • Proven knowledge of and skills for computer software application

  • Experience in program design and proposal writing.

  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation

  • Ability to travel to the sites up to 30% of time

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

No information inquiries will be handled over the phone. Only short listed candidates will be notified for the interview. The deadline for submitting the applications is 14 October, 2016.