Fragile State Country Portfolio Manager
£30,763 Salary per annum + good range of benefits
Fulltime, permanent contract
Based: Milton Keynes
Help World Vision UK address the risks faced by the most vulnerable children in fragile states to survive, adapt and survive.
World Vision is the world’s largest international children’s charity. Every day we bring real hope to millions of children in the world’s hardest places as a sign of God’s unconditional love. At World Vision, our aim is simple – to keep every child free from fear. We are also proud to be ranked 9thplace in the top 100 ‘Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For' in 2016.
This role helps to anticipate the risks that most vulnerable children face in fragile states face, and enables World Vision UK to provide holistic support to World Vision National to address those risks, including acquiring and managing institutional grants.
An excellent understanding of the humanitarian and development sector and experience of programme management in fragile states is required so that you can work with World Vision National Offices to implement high quality responses. Significant experience of key humanitarian or development donors is essential, together with proven ability to acquire and manage grants effectively. You will need to have good coordination skills to collaborate with colleagues in the UK office and overseas.
Key responsibilities include:
Monitoring emerging and potential risks is designated fragile states, anticipating the risks that children may face and providing information to World Vision UK to respond effectively;
Building donor relationship, positioning for, acquiring and managing grants;
Analysing and managing risks within your portfolio of countries;
Work with other WVUK teams to engage the public (including churches) and UK government on fundraising, awareness raising, campaigns and advocacy related to specific fragile states;
Coordinating with colleagues in WVUK and World Vision National Offices to ensure that programmes are high quality, are aligned to needs and meet humanitarian standards.
Supporting capacity building initiatives for World Vision National Offices in Fragile States.
The role requires international travel for up to 25% of the year.
Knowledge of French is desirable.
As an active Christian, this role offers you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.
In addition to the salary offered, we offer good benefits including pension, subsidised gym membership, generous holiday entitlement, childcare vouchers and free parking.
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Please upload your CV and covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.
Closing date for applications: 19th November 2017
Interview dates: 27thand 28thNovember 2017
World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer and this role requires the post holder to have an active Christian faith as an occupational requirement.
As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.
No agencies please.