Grants Portfolio Manager

Milton Keynes
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
2+ Years

Grants Portfolio Manager

Salary: £30,763- £33,000 (depending on experience) + good range of benefits

Contract: Full-time, Permanent

Based: Milton Keynes or London

World Vision is an international children’s charity working with children, their communities, and with supporters and partners, in almost 100 countries.

Through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy we’ve helped bring lasting change to millions of children, over more than 60 years. And as a Christian organisation, everything we do is motivated by our faith as we strive to reflect God’s unconditional love.

Work for World Vision UK and you will be part of a truly global partnership, building brighter futures for vulnerable children.

Your expertise, passion and knowledge of institutional donors and fundraising will help change children’s lives for the better

We have an exciting opportunity for an exceptional Grants Acquisition and Management professional to join the Programmes Developing Countries Team within our Policy and Programmes Group. In this role you will anticipate the risk most vulnerable children face in designated non-fragile states, enable a holistic WVUK engagement approach and, with the designated Regional and National Offices, successfully acquire and manage institutionally funded projects that address the risks faced by children and their families, focussing on the Most Vulnerable Children, in line with WV's mission of positively impacting child well-being.

The role will be varied as a springboard you will develop a good knowledge of the designated regional and country level donor environment, funding mechanisms, calls for proposals and donor guidelines and procedures. You will lead the process and tracking of business development plans and engagement strategies and together with key Support, Regional and National Office stakeholders provide strong support and guidance to pre-positioning actions, programme design, acquisition, and donor engagement. You will lead and support new project start-ups and provide monitoring, reporting, evaluation and management oversight over portfolio projects. Outward looking, you will be a confident networker capable of building strategic networks across UK-based NGO networks and research institutions as well as wider WV Partnership promoting strategic partnerships for effective grant acquisition and management as well as learning.

To perform well in this role, you will need:

  • Proven track record of acquiring successful grant opportunities from bilateral and multilateral donors

  • Excellent project management skills and an ability to work on complex multiple tasks against competing deadlines

  • Experience of developing and maintaining relations with institutional donors, analysing their funding requirements and shifting worldviews (particularly DfID, EU/ECHO and UN bodies)

  • Strong experience working with and developing relationships with consortium partners

  • A proactive, inquisitive, strategic and tenacious approach to identifying and pursuing new grant finding opportunities

  • Strong budgeting and financial management skills

  • Proven experience of training, mentoring or capacity building

  • Field experience of working in different cultures and religious contexts

  • A post graduate education in a relevant field.

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, generous holiday entitlement and free parking (in Milton Keynes).

Are you the exceptional person we are looking for?Along with uploading your CV, please write a covering letter explaining: 1) Why you are suited for the role, 2) How your experiences meet the requirements set out in the Job Description. Please outline how you meet each of the core capabilities required for the role and give specific examples where you can.

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Closing date for applications: 5th February 2019

World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people representing all sections of the community. World Vision UK also operates flexible working policies and practices.

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.