PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The purpose of this position is to provide strategic leadership in growing WV Mauritania and Mali’s grants and other non- sponsorship funding pipeline as well as in designing WV Mauritania and Mali Resource Acquisition and Management (RAM) systems and ensuring they are implemented effectively so that WV Mauritania and Mali grant projects meet WV and donor requirements.
The position is responsible for managing the RAM units of both countries and leading cross-functional teams in the developing winning grant project designs and proposals. The position will also provide oversight and facilitating effective processes for management. The position shall be the RAM liaison point for donors, partners, government and support offices and is responsible for building relationships and facilitating strategic positioning with these external stakeholders and shall be based in Bamako, Mali
Strategy and System Development:
Develop and implement strategy to grow WV Mauritania & Mali RAM pipeline of income by 2021.
Develop and ensure effective implementation of RAM systems, including business processes, risk management, go-no-go decision making, documentation, monitoring and tracking systems, etc.
Provide regular updates to senior management team on grant pipeline progress. Early identification and escalation of issues in grant performance to ensure risks are managed.
Contribute to WV Mauritania & Mali’s national and sector strategy development. Ensure grant projects align and contribute to both country’s national strategy outcomes and targets.
Coordinate with the RAM Finance Officer to ensure financial management systems and capacity are in place for effective reporting on grant project expenditure to donors and support offices. Carry out roles and responsibilities according to WV mission, vision and core values; and
Attend and participate in devotional meetings.
Grow the WV Mauritania & Mali GAM Pipeline:
Monitor, identify, review and pursue steady stream of grant funding opportunities.
Review grant funding opportunities and facilitate go-no-go decision making processes with senior management team.
Facilitate cross-functional project teams to develop strong grant project designs.
Ensure WV Mauritania & Mali minimum project design standards and documentation standards are met.
Ensure WV Mauritania & Mali project design requirements are met for all proposed projects and quality design processes are followed using international best practice and programmatic processes (problem identification, logframe development, M&E planning etc).
Coordinate with RAM Finance Office to ensure accurate budgets are developed for each grant project meeting WVI LEAP budgeting standards.
Ensure proper management of RAM documents.
Liaise with Operations to ensure quality reporting is delivered on time to donor and support offices on grant projects.
Stakeholder Relationship Management (Institutional Donors and GC Support Offices):
Network to broker new partnerships and build new relationships with grant donors and potential consortium partners in both countries.
Maintain regular dialogue and conduct regular meetings with GC and Support Offices and donors to build relationships, trust and strategically position WV Mauritania & Mali as a priority partner for funding opportunities.
Develop strategies and plans for effective stakeholder relationship management.
Work collaboratively with Support Offices to develop strong grant proposals and meet deadlines.
Work with P&C in both countries to recruit and effectively manage RAM unit staff.
Conduct all required performance management processes, including managing professional development plans for all direct reports.
With support from respective RAM Managers assess WV Mauritania & Mali staff capacity with regard to RAM.
In coordination with P&C develop capacity building plan and deliver training and activities to build the necessary RAM skills of key staff across both countries.
Conduct monthly/regular staff meetings and one-to-one sessions to provide coaching and mentoring with all direct reports and other key RAM related staff.
Professional and Personal Development & Other:
Demonstration an understanding of and commitment to World Vision’s Core Values in the approach to work and relationships.
Performance review completed and personal development goal achieved.
Update information and knowledge gathered through participation of meeting, training, workshop and exchange visit.
Any other reasonable tasks requested by the line manager to support the quality of programming for WV Mauritania & Mali.
Support a relief response for the relevant sector or as a member of the National Disaster Management Team.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Masters in fields related to international development.
10 years experience in successful proposal writing and management of proposal development teams, program design, grant acquisition and grant management for international development NGOs.
5 years experience in team management, track record of success in motivating teams and inspiring teamwork and of successfully training, mentoring and supervising grant staff.
Track record of success in networking, partner and donor relations.
Experience in project management with government and multilateral agencies grant funded projects and experience in grant compliance procedures for major bilateral (GAC, USAID and EU/ECHO) and multilateral donors.
Experienced in building teams to development of complex health (nutrition, TB, HIV, maternal child health), resilience, education, child rights & protection and/or Income generation and Livelihoods grant project proposals.
Experience in monitoring complex grant project budgets and financial reporting, strong financial awareness.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
World Vision Proposal Pro training certificate.
Budget and financial management training.
WV Gateway to Grants Certified.
Ability to effectively communicate fluently both in French and English.
Working knowledge of the WV Partnership preferred and ability to interface sensitively with people from various departments in both field and support offices.
Some experience working in the WAR area would be an advantage.
The position requires ability and willingness to travel in Mali and between both countries up to 30% of the time.
International travels of up to 15% may be required.
The successful candidate must hold a work permit for both Mali and Mauritania.