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World Vision (wv) recruits 01 Regional GAM Program Officer / EU/ECHO Specialist

World Vision (wv) recruits 01 Regional GAM Program Officer / EU/ECHO Specialist

Job Description
Regional GAM Program Officer – EU/ECHO Specialist
14227-15R09107
Africa
Karen
Field Operations
Fixed term, Full-time
30-Aug-19
International Role – Yes
1-2 Years
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
To generate grant income for WV Germany and partnering World Vision offices in East Africa, to monitor the donor funding environment, engage donors at operational and strategic level, lead and/or support the proposal development process, support in case of project management issues of Germany funded projects and build operational and strategic capacity in grant acquisition and management.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Monitor Donor Funding Environment:
-Identify donor priorities for region & countries.
-Track funding opportunities & calls for proposals.
-Identify key donor trends.
Strategic Engagement and Communication with both internal and external Stakeholders at operational and strategic level:
-Develop clear understanding of donor expectations regarding proposal submission & project implementation.
-Lead/support problem resolution processes.
-Participate in relevant donor meetings & fora.
-Effective collaboration and communication with both relevant East Africa Region (EAR) units, Support Offices (SOs), and EURep on resource acquisition and management.
Develop and implement a Strategy for effective Donor Relationship Building (pre-positioning):
-Identify key relationships to strengthen NO positioning and elevate WV’s profile with relevant donors.
-Work with and through Nationla Offices (NOs) and in collaboration with SOs to maintain strong donor relationships at regional and country level, developing engagement strategies for each donor or a group of donors.
-In conjunction with relevant communications teams, develop key marketing material about WV to position WV vis-à-vis relevant donors.
-Build relationships and credibility with relevant donors at the national & regional level, using previous success and documented best practices in grant management.
Lead Proposal Development Process (Pre-proposal, Proposal development, Post-submission):
-Communicate funding opportunities & other relevant information to field offices and other WV partners in simplified manner.
-Participate in go/no-go decisions.
-Work with relevant NO/RO teams on project design.
-Ensure adequate resources (human & financial) are available for quality proposal development.
-Ensure timely and appropriate communication and coordination of stakeholders throughout the proposal development process.
-High quality support to proposal writing.
-Oversee timely submission of high-quality proposals.
-Ensure adequate post-submission follow-up.
-Support Project Design Workshops Support Project Development through Coordination and Proposal writing.
Build Capacity of Nationla Offices (NOs) to enhance Grant Acquisition & Management (GAM):
-Help identify NO/RO capacity gaps.
-Support development & implementation of NO capacity-building plans.
-Identify or develop capacity-building resources & activities.
-Establish on-going coaching relationship with key personnel.
Grow Grant Income and strengthen GAM Processes:
-Support NOs in meeting GAM targets.
-Support NOs in tracking GAM metrics.
Support Grant Management for Germany funded Projects and appropriate Systems for sustaining GAM:
-Support NO pipeline development & management.
-Support NO planning & budgeting.
-Ensure NO GAM compliance systems & capacity.
-Support development & use of tools & procedures to mitigate risk.
-Support NOs in startup workshops for awarded grants.
-Support the development & presentation of grants management information to support strategic and operational management decisions.
-Support donor report development & submission.
-Identify & communicate key grants management issues that require resolution at higher level.
-Lead/participate in knowledge transfer/knowledge sharing processes among NOs/RO/SOs.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
-Bachelor’s degree.
-Ability to motivate multi-stakeholder teams and inspire teamwork.
-Ability to manage donor expectations.
-Strong budgetary and financial management skills.
-Strong written and spoken communication in English.
-Strong interpersonal, negotiation and representational skills.
-Knowledge of German language.
-Ability to travel frequently.
-Cross cultural sensitivity.
-3-5 years relevant experience, specifically in writing winning proposals.
-Significant experience in project management and grant compliance procedures.
Preferred:
-Master’s Degree
-Knowledge of German language.

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