World Vision International

Development and Design Specialist

Job Description

Job title

Development and Design Specialist

Area

GAM

JOB PURPOSE

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 National Office positioning and identification of new opportunities. The role will report to the National Office GAM Manager.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Major responsibilities

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 (Especialistas Técnicos) to assess proposals.

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 (Especialistas Técnicos) in their donor engagement activities.

  • Collaborate with the liason officers and key Operations staff to plan major donor or donor agency staff project visits.

Support NO proposal-development capacity-building processes

  • Support on-the-job proposal-development training for Especialistas Técnicos (ETs) & other operational & support unit staff

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Education

Degree in development studies, economics, business administration, sociology, anthropology, international relations, or any other relevant field of social science.

Knowledge and skills

Development theory & practice

ODA donor landscape & trends

Propsal development – eg. Logframe, good writing skills

Budgeting & financial tracking/reporting

Good oral & written Spanish & English

Experience

5yrs grant acquisition & management or SO internship w/strong recommendation