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Regional Grants Acquisition Advisor

Job Description

Location: Could be any country in Asia where World Vision has permission to operate. No relocation assistance available

Regional Grants Acquisition Advisor

Purpose of Position: The Regional Grants Acquisition Advisor will support grant acquisition in SAP region (across Regional Office, 7 Country offices including 4 country contexts in the Pacific (PTL)), aligned to WV global, regional, and national Grants Acquisition plans and strategic objectives.

The role exists to build grant acquisition capacity across the region, and to provide surge capacity to support NOs in developing proposals and program designs for institutional donors to address development and humanitarian response needs.

Grants Acquisition:

Provide guidance and support to National Offices in proposal development and project design, and share best practice in grants acquisition approaches.

Support the country offices in the development of consortia whenever necessary in preparation for upcoming opportunities.

Provide background information to facilitate readiness for concept/proposal development.

Pro-actively share with country offices key donor policies currently being discussed and implemented; and prepare donor regional briefs for a consolidated and coherent approach to donors.

Play the role of the Technical Subject matter expert to Country offices during prepositioning meetings with bilateral, multilaterals, foundations, Public Private Partners, etc

For multi-country opportunities, facilitate with Support offices and the Regional office, cross functional team support to country offices for proposals development.

As required and where agreed by relevant country offices and SAP Grants Acquisition Management (GAM) Director, provide surge capacity by supporting national and multi-country (regional) institutional donor proposals and donor project designs, working closely with country office GAM, project management colleagues.

Be on the look out for new funding opportunities and inform and update colleagues as appropriate

Capacity Building:

Lead with the Support offices, the roll out of the partnership grants acquisition training software (i.e. Proposal Pro)

Work pro-actively to build great Resource Development Unit teams in the region through actively supporting/mentoring national grant acquisition teams.

Advise GAM Director of capacity gaps at National Office in grants acquisition and management and other factors leading to poor proposal designs, poor win rates and grants implementation. In consultation with Regional office GAM Director, establish and realize an action plan to address these gaps at National Office level.

Build Collaborative opportunities across Partnership (SOs, GC, EU Representation Office, other ROs, Communication teams) on training and capacity building initiatives for grants acquisition.

Documentation, Reporting & Analysis:

Develop and document best practices, capacity statements, guidelines, tools and standards, and maintain records.

In conjunction with Regional Communications department, develop key marketing material about country offices to preposition WV in SAP region.

Document examples of best practice in Asia in grant-funded partnerships, to support regional GAM Director to build relationships and credibility with donors at the regional level.

Networking & Regional Representation:

Support the Grants Director in representing WV at internal and external meetings to enhance WV reputation as a credible, reliable partner in development and relief

Support and participate in GAM collaboration or lessons learned sessions for cross fertilization within the WV Partnership (e.g. SO, RO, EU Rep., GC GAM and Grant Finance)

Support regional representation at the appropriate grants community forums (internal and external to WV).

Coordination & Other responsibilities:

Support Grants Unit and Support office GAM capacity building events and sessions (e.g, Annual Regional Meetings, webexes, ProposalPro, Gateway to Grants, start-up workshops, etc)

Work with communications function to develop key marketing materials/capacity statements, using previous success and documented best practices in grants management.

Provide other coordination and support as advised by GAM Director.

Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

1. Educational level required: First degree in Development studies or related field with experience in resource mobilization. A postgraduate degree is preferable.

2. Excellent English languages skills; written and verbal

3. Demonstrated writing skills: the ability to develop quality concept notes, proposals, logical frameworks and reports under tight deadlines

4. A strategic thinker; the ability to develop proposals which meet strategic objectives of donors, the organization, and government

5. Innovative and the ability to think outside of the box

6. Team player; the ability to work as part of a diverse team to achieve the overall goal