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Program Officer, Grants Acquisition and Management

Job Description

Purpose of the Position:

Provide technical oversight in the planning, funding, implementation, evaluation and reporting of the respective World Vision program operations.

Major Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

  1. Identifying and soliciting for funding opportunities with in the donor community (such as UN agencies, USAID, DFID, EC), FPMG and WVI Support Offices;

  2. Liaising with AP managers and Relief (HEA) implementing and support (supply chain, finance and Administration) departments, in Designing program proposals, implementation frameworks that are in line with donor and WV Support Offices requirements;

  3. Establishing and maintaining networking partnerships with like minded organisations;

  4. Conducting field visits, for the purposes of assessing if and ensuring that programs are managed in accordance with internal procedures, such as LEAP, SALER, SPHERE and HAP principles as well as in a manner that will promote good practice, maximise impact, encourage learning and maintain a high team spirit.

  5. Ensuring good donor and World Vision International Support Office relations. Through ensuring that WV Malawi meets all contractual obligations and achieves high quality planning and implementation levels

  6. Liaise with the Ministry Quality team in conducting monitoring and evaluation, research and documentation for program design and development

  7. Ensure the management and documentation of institutional knowledge and best practices

  8. To contribute to overall co-ordination and integration of relief and Area Development interventions.

  9. Developing monthly, quarterly progress (narrative and financial) and annual program reports.

Required Education Qualifications and Skills and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, humanities or its equivalent, with 3 years demonstrated experience in successful project design, proposal writing, funding acquisitions and donor relations.

Good understanding of the workings of major donors, such as USAID, UN, CIDA, AusAid, DFID, ECHO, WFP.

Good understanding of World Vision and Sphere relief standards, and accountability mechanisms such as HAP, the Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct.

Knowledge of WV’s field operations, either in the relief or development context.

Ability to complete tasks in a timely cost effective manner under pressure.

Ability to pursue thoroughness and appropriate attention to detail under pressure.

Ability to express self clearly in all forms of writing.

Ability to identify gaps, trends, priorities and key issues.

Ability to describe key aspects and issues of relief, development and advocacy.

Ability to maintain strong links with major NGO’s, donors and government agencies.

Ability to explain WV’s work in relation to issues of poverty, power, justice and peace.

Ability to respect and relate appropriately to people of other faiths.

Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with the sector heads and department managers.

Ability to interpret and present information with influence and impact.