Grant Acquisition Manager

16966-16N09071
Lalitpur
20-Sep-20
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.

PURPOSE OF POSITION

Grant Acquisition Manager is accountable to coordinate cross-functions collaboration to preposition and to develop new international funding concepts and proposals from diversified funding streams, in particular from grants and non-child sponsorship funding sources, in order to enable World Vision International Nepal (WVIN) addressing the needs of the most vulnerable girls, boys and their families and communities in Nepal. In addition, Grant Acquisition Manager is also accountable to ensure all WVIN’s Grants and Non-Sponsorship Funded Projects meeting donors and World Vision Partnership’s Grants compliance.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Draft grants and non-sponsorship funding strategies, international funding pipelines, and business plans with Support Offices

  2. Co-facilitate with Programs Development and Quality Director the formation and nurturing of 3-5 strategic consortium partnership to preposition and or to jointly apply upcoming funding opportunities

  3. Manage internal and external coordination for new concepts and projects proposals to donors and or to WV Funding Offices; including but not limited to:

    • Establish simple and clear internal cross-function process for prepositioning and proposals development.

    • Coordinate and assembly WVIN cross-function internal collaboration; and external consortium partners to write and submit high quality new concepts and proposals to donors and or to WV Support Offices

    • Supervise resources development specialists to support internal and external collaboration for prepositioning and proposals development

    • Facilitate learning session post proposals development and ensuring learning to be incorporated into the next proposals development process

    • Coordinate with Resources Development Specialists and other managers and advisors in Programs Development and Quality Team to develop updated evidence-based programs information to be shared with donors, relevant GoN, Support Offices and other stakeholders in order to promote visibility of WVIN’s child-focused programs’ impact

  4. Manage donor communications and compliance, including but not limited to:

    • Ensure all basic donor’s compliance (ie reporting) are meeting deadlines and quality requirements

    • Proactively manage regular communications with donors and support offices; and regularly share research, evaluation or evidence based WVIN programs impact or successful policy outcomes (in coordination with resources development specialists)

    • Develop ‘account management’ focal points for key donors and ensure focal points maintain regular communications (focal points can be PDQ Director, Managers and Advisors in PDQ team, ND, and other SLT members)

    • In collaboration with Finance and implementation team, ensure that financial internal control system is in place and all financial reports are submitted to donors’ meeting financial and fiduciary requirements.

    • Communicate regularly to donors and World Vision Funding Offices regarding specific or important issues that may cause delays or disruptions to grants and non-sponsorship projects implementation.

    • Ensure all grants implementation team are keeping abreast with relevant donor’s policies (such as safeguarding, child protection, environment, gender equality and social inclusion, etc) and where needed, ensure compliance with the required policies

Education and Experience Required

  • Master’s degree in international development or relevant subject such as economics, agriculture, engineering, public health, social sciences or political sciences.

  • At least 5-7 years of working in the relevant positions in Nepal

  • Relevant experiences in technical project design in at least two of the following key sectors: Education, Health, Economic Development, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Child Protection.

  • Proven experiences in writing project proposals and or in securing grants funding from bilateral and or multi-lateral donors.

  • Solid knowledge and relevant experience securing or managing grants from bilateral and multi-lateral donors particularly USAID, DFID, EU, DFAT, World Bank and UN agencies.

  • Capacity to coordinate and to assembly team to develop and review high quality project proposals with adherence to donor requirement.

  • Good understanding on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Approaches in the context of Nepal/South Asia.

  • Relevant experiences on external engagement especially with international donors and host government.

  • Persuasive communications and presentations skills and comfortable with cross-cultural environment settings.

  • Ability to manage pressures and to meet tight project proposals deadline.

  • Working experiences on disasters and conflict settings is a plus.

Work Environment

15% (donors’ visit and field programs design)

Occasional travel to field office and remote project locations

World Vision International Nepal is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourage candidates of diverse background, women and differently abled, to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be called for the subsequent selection procedure. WVIN reserves all rights to qualify/disqualify applications in any case.