Director Grant Acquisition Management (GAM)-Hub

Francisco Morazán
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate, within Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and/or Nicaragua, where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.


To provide leadership in grant acquisition for the four World Vision National Offices in the Central America subregion: World Vision Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras y Nicaragua –, enhance capacity and positioning of WV for acquiring & managing bi & multi-lateral grants and private funds, build a high-impact grant portfolio, and meet donor and WV grant implementation and accountability standards.

This position’s core responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Plan, coordinate, oversee and implement the development of the sub-regional and individual NO GAM strategy and business plans.

  • Ensure the four NO GAM teams have the capacity and competencies to guarentee the successful implementation of GAM processes (including donor engagement, proposal development, GAM team resource allocation throughout the four NOs, tracking of GAM performance metrics, and strengthening the cross-functional relationships to improve the resource acquisition & grant management).

  • Provide strategic business intelligence to proactively identify new opportunities for Grant resources, in line with the strategic priorities of the NOs and subregion Likewise, provide a portfolio oversight that ensures both maximum impact as per the sub-regional strategy and quality and adherence to WV and donor requirements.

  • Ensure clear and direct periodical communication of the portafolio´s status to the four ND’s and their respective Senior Management Teams.

  • Modelling by example and in practice the WV´s identity, Missión, Vision, Core Values and Mindset and behaviours defined by the Partnership (see annex 1).

The position will report directly to the four WV National Directors, and matrix reporting to the Regional Resource Development (RDU) Director.


Grant Performance:

  • Grow WV NOs grant portfolio

  • Achieve WV NOs annual grant targets

  • Assure a portfolio overview for the four countries, applying mindsets and behaviours to act as one body.

Provide Leadership to WV GAM Hub:

  • Promote and develop strategic GAM plan and a common agenda for the Subregion , recognizing specificities of each country.

  • Ensure each NO´s team is staffed by qualified personnel.

  • Assess the GAM´s competencies in the National Offices to promote innovation cross functionality, agility and efficiency in the conformation of a high level stask forces for new resource acquisition for the subregion.

  • Lead/coordinate process to determine opportunity prioritization, human, and financial resource allocation.

  • Prepare monthly management reports for senior management.

  • Monitor and manage the Hub’s budget.

  • Hold and lead regular GAM Hub staff meetings.

  • Provide innovative management guidance for new resources opportunities (businesses, social products, and others).

Develop Grant Acquisition & Management Business Plans (GBPs):

  • WV (NOs) have up-to-date GBPs.

  • WV tracks progress against GBP & makes adjustments as needed.

  • WV has identified key partners & is member of key grant networks.

  • WV has an efficient grant proposal tracking system.

Lead Sub-Regional Donor Engagement:

  • Be main contact person for sub-regional donors & funding opportunities.

  • Assure proactive approach with potential donors, connecting with key staff in countries.

  • Support & accompany NO efforts in donor engagement where required or appropriate.

  • Provide leadership for sub-regional funding opportunities, assuring high quality project proposals.

Grant Management & Compliance:

  • Provide leardeship to maintain the proper communication and coordination among key areas within the NOs.

  • Ensure high grant management standards (reporting, procurement, visibility, transfer of assets, audit, etc.) are understood & applied by NOs.

  • Ensure all grant-funded projects comply with general & specific rules & regulations.

  • Coordinate with NOs to ensure regular monitoring visits to grant-funded projects.

  • Coordinate financial management compliance, oversight, & support with RGFM.

  • Mitigate and escalate grant implementation risks to senior leadership as necessary.

  • Ensure NOs are maintaining up-to-date grant financial and risk monitoring data.

  • Ensure NO staff are adequately trained in grant management & compliance.


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

  • Master´s Degree.

  • Development theory & practice.

  • ODA donor landscape & trends.

  • Networking, Partnership building & brokering.

  • Proposal development.

  • Budgeting & financial planning and administration.

  • English and Spanish profficiency.

  • 8-10 yrs grant acquisition & management.

  • Tracking and reporting to different stakeholders.