Regional GAM Program Officer – EU/ECHO Specialist

14227-15R09107
Karen
30-Aug-19
International Role - Yes
1-2 Years

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To generate grant income for WV Germany and partnering World Vision offices in East Africa, to monitor the donor funding environment, engage donors at operational and strategic level, lead and/or support the proposal development process, support in case of project management issues of Germany funded projects and build operational and strategic capacity in grant acquisition and management.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Monitor Donor Funding Environment:

  • Identify donor priorities for region & countries.

  • Track funding opportunities & calls for proposals.

  • Identify key donor trends.

Strategic Engagement and Communication with both internal and external Stakeholders at operational and strategic level:

  • Develop clear understanding of donor expectations regarding proposal submission & project implementation.

  • Lead/support problem resolution processes.

  • Participate in relevant donor meetings & fora.

  • Effective collaboration and communication with both relevant East Africa Region (EAR) units, Support Offices (SOs), and EURep on resource acquisition and management.

Develop and implement a Strategy for effective Donor Relationship Building (pre-positioning):

  • Identify key relationships to strengthen NO positioning and elevate WV’s profile with relevant donors.

  • Work with and through Nationla Offices (NOs) and in collaboration with SOs to maintain strong donor relationships at regional and country level, developing engagement strategies for each donor or a group of donors.

  • In conjunction with relevant communications teams, develop key marketing material about WV to position WV vis-à-vis relevant donors.

  • Build relationships and credibility with relevant donors at the national & regional level, using previous success and documented best practices in grant management.

Lead Proposal Development Process (Pre-proposal, Proposal development, Post-submission):

  • Communicate funding opportunities & other relevant information to field offices and other WV partners in simplified manner.

  • Participate in go/no-go decisions.

  • Work with relevant NO/RO teams on project design.

  • Ensure adequate resources (human & financial) are available for quality proposal development.

  • Ensure timely and appropriate communication and coordination of stakeholders throughout the proposal development process.

  • High quality support to proposal writing.

  • Oversee timely submission of high-quality proposals.

  • Ensure adequate post-submission follow-up.

  • Support Project Design Workshops Support Project Development through Coordination and Proposal writing.

Build Capacity of Nationla Offices (NOs) to enhance Grant Acquisition & Management (GAM):

  • Help identify NO/RO capacity gaps.

  • Support development & implementation of NO capacity-building plans.

  • Identify or develop capacity-building resources & activities.

  • Establish on-going coaching relationship with key personnel.

Grow Grant Income and strengthen GAM Processes:

  • Support NOs in meeting GAM targets.

  • Support NOs in tracking GAM metrics.

Support Grant Management for Germany funded Projects and appropriate Systems for sustaining GAM:

  • Support NO pipeline development & management.

  • Support NO planning & budgeting.

  • Ensure NO GAM compliance systems & capacity.

  • Support development & use of tools & procedures to mitigate risk.

  • Support NOs in startup workshops for awarded grants.

  • Support the development & presentation of grants management information to support strategic and operational management decisions.

  • Support donor report development & submission.

  • Identify & communicate key grants management issues that require resolution at higher level.

  • Lead/participate in knowledge transfer/knowledge sharing processes among NOs/RO/SOs.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Ability to motivate multi-stakeholder teams and inspire teamwork.

  • Ability to manage donor expectations.

  • Strong budgetary and financial management skills.

  • Strong written and spoken communication in English.

  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation and representational skills.

  • Knowledge of German language.

  • Ability to travel frequently.

  • Cross cultural sensitivity.

  • 3-5 years relevant experience, specifically in writing winning proposals.

  • Significant experience in project management and grant compliance procedures.

Preferred:

  • Master's Degree

  • Knowledge of German language.