World Vision International

Senior Grants Portfolio Manager

Job Description

Senior Grants Portfolio Manager

Salary: £33,000 - £36,192 pa (depending on experience) + good range of benefits

Contract: Full-time, Permanent

Based: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Your leadership and expertise in international development, bilateral and multi-lateral funding mechanisms and commitment to quality programming will help change childrens lives for the better

World Vision is one of the world’s largest international children’s charities. 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.

Responsible for ensuring the Grants Unit team portfolios deliver maximum impact for the Most Vulnerable Children through grants acquisition and quality management of grant funded programmes in non-Fragile States.

Reporting to the Grants Unit Manager, this role will provide excellence in terms of team development and management, to support the Grants Unit Manager to take a strong team to the next level of efficiency, effectiveness and success. Amplifying WVUK’s impact through strategic engagement for acquisition and quality management of institutional grant funded projects and programmes aligned to the implementation of the Grants Business Model - to facilitate WV’s mission to stand with the world’s most vulnerable children.

As a post graduate and experienced manager, with overseas project management expertise and a proven ability of bringing in innovative management solutions to a team to improve quality and processes, successful funding submissions and excellent grant management oversight to government and multilaterals across a complex multi-regional portfolio, establishing excellent relationships with supporting colleagues (such as Regional Office Resource Development Managers and WVUK teams), including senior leadership, and other NGO peers, you will have significant experience in developing and delivering training, and a keen interest to participate in the building of a learning culture that actively seeks to learn from experience and embed learning into future work.

Positive, optimistic, solution oriented and resourceful in dealing with obstacles, as well as being able to manage a demanding workload, you will also be expected to promote a culture of excellence to ensure WVUK’s core values and principles are widely communicated to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of resources are maximised.

As an active Christian within both the home and work environment, this role offers you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith within WVUK and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

There may be up to 25% travel and interaction with donors and other key peers and stakeholders will be necessary, so any additional languages will be an advantage.

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: 2 January 2018

Interview dates: 8/9 January 2018

World Vision UK is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, sexual orientation, religion and belief, race, gender, marriage and civil partnership status, and disability.

As a child focusedorganisation, 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.