Development and Design Specialist
To lead proposal-development teams that may include internal as well as external members, and draft all or sections of high-quality proposals for institutional and private donors for amounts less than $5million. Support NO positioning and identification of new opportunities.
The role will report to the NO GAM Manager.
Submit high-quality proposals:
Prepare Grant Synopsis and participate (by request) in the meetings of Go /No Go, with the GAM Committee.
Prepare and socialize with the GAM Manager, the work schedule for the preparation of specific proposals.
Lead the design process including the design team.
Ensure proper coordination with other internal areas, partners or support offices in the preparation of high quality proposals..
Draft all or parts of proposals
Ensure the official submission of the proposals, taking in consideration the rules and regulation of the different donors.
To monitor the process of approval of the proposal and signing of agreement.
Coordinate the transition of aproved projects to Operations for implementation.
Conduct regular meetings with WV Technical Advisors to assess proposals.
2. Support NO positioning & donor engagement
Provide inputs for the desing of the GAM Strategy,
Meet w/donors & partners when required to support organizational positioning
Obtain donor intelligence in support of proposal development
Identify funding opportunities with international cooperation agencies and /or host governments.
Support Technical Advisors (in their donor engagement activities.
Collaborate with the liason officers and key Operations staff to plan major donor or donor agency staff project visits.
3. Support NO proposal-development capacity-building processes
Support on-the-job proposal-development training for Especialist Technical & other operational & support unit staff
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Degree in development studies, economics, business administration, sociology, anthropology, international relations, or any other relevant field of social science.
Development theory & practice
ODA donor landscape & trends
Propsal development – eg. Logframe, good writing skills
Budgeting & financial tracking/reporting
Good oral & written Spanish & English
5yrs grant acquisition & management or SO internship w/strong recommendation