Regional Grants Acquisition Advisor
Location: Could be any country in Asia where World Vision has permission to operate. No relocation assistance available
Provide guidance and support to National Offices in proposal development and project design, and share best practice in grants acquisition approaches.
Support the NOs in the development of consortia whenever necessary in preparation for upcoming opportunities
Provide background information to facilitate readiness for concept/proposal development
Proactively share with NOs 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 NOs during prepositioning meetings with bilateral, multilaterals, foundations, Public Private Partners, etc
When required, provide surge capacity by supporting national and regional institutional donor proposals and donor project designs, working closely with NO GAM, project management colleagues.
Identify and actively pursue calls for proposals and communicate them across National Offices (NO), Regional Office (RO), Support Office (SO) and Global Center (GC) teams.
For multi-country opportunities, facilitate with SOs and the RO, cross functional team support to NOs for proposals development.
Lead with the SOs, the roll out of the partnership grants acquisition training software (i.e. Proposal Pro)
Work proactively to build great Resource Development Unit teams in the region through actively supporting/mentoring national grant acquisition teams
Advise Regional Business Development 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 RO Business Development 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 NOs to preposition WV in SAP region.
Document examples of best practice in Asia in grant-funded partnerships, to support regional Business Development Director to build relationships and credibility with donors at the regional level.
Networking & Regional Representation:
Support the Director of Resource Development 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 fertilisation 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 Regional Business Development Unit and SO 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 Regional Business Development Director.