World Vision Job Vacancy: Regional Grants Acquisition Advisor - Timor Leste

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Motivated by our Christian faith, World Vision is dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

World Vision has worked with the poorest in Asia Pacific for more than 60 years.  Today, we operate in 24 countries across the region supported by nearly 15,000 staff with six hundred long-term development programmes that benefits 1.4 million sponsored children and their families.

World Vision South Asia and Pacific Office currently looking for the following position:

Regional Grants Acquisition Advisor

Purpose of the position:
The purpose of the position is to support grant acquisition in South Asia and Pacific Region (across Regional Office, 7 country offices including 4 country contexts in the Pacific (Pacific and Timor Leste), aligned to World Vision global, regional, and national Grants Acquisition plans and strategic objectives.

The major role of the position is to build grant acquisition capacity across the region, and to provide surge capacity to support country offices in the region in developing proposals and program designs for institutional donors to address development and humanitarian response needs.

Could be any country in Asia including Indonesia where World Vision has permission to operate. No relocation assistance available. This is a local contract, so selected candidate needs to have permission to work in the countries

Category: Field Operations

Job Type: Fixed term, Full-time

Major Job Responsibilities:

Grants Acquisition:

  • Provide guidance and support to National Offices in proposal development and project design, and share best practice in grants acquisition approaches.
  • Support the country offices in the development of consortia whenever necessary in preparation for upcoming opportunities.
  • Provide background information to facilitate readiness for concept/proposal development.
  • Pro-actively share with country offices 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 Country offices during pre-positioning meetings with bilateral, multi laterals, foundations, Public Private Partners, etc
  • For multi-country opportunities, facilitate with Support offices and the Regional office, cross functional team support to country offices for proposals development.
  • As required and where agreed by relevant country offices and SAP Grants Acquisition Management (GAM) Director, provide surge capacity by supporting national and multi-country (regional) institutional donor proposals and donor project designs, working closely with country office GAM, project management colleagues.
  • Be on the look out for new funding opportunities and inform and update colleagues as appropriate.
Capacity Building:

  • Lead with the Support offices, the roll out of the partnership grants acquisition training software (i.e. Proposal Pro)
  • Work pro-actively to build great Resource Development Unit teams in the region through actively supporting/mentoring national grant acquisition teams
  • Advise GAM 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 Regional office GAM 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 country offices to preposition WV in SAP region.
  • Document examples of best practice in Asia in grant-funded partnerships, to support regional GAM Director to build relationships and credibility with donors at the regional level.
Networking & Regional Representation:

  • Support the Grants Director 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 fertilization 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 Grants Unit and Support office 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 GAM Director.

  • First degree in Development Studies or related field with experience in resource mobilization. A postgraduate degree is preferable.
  • Excellent English languages skills; written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated excellent writing skills: the ability to develop quality concept notes, proposals, logical frameworks and reports under tight deadlines.
  • A strategic thinker which has the ability to develop proposals which meet strategic objectives of donors, the organization, and government.
  • Innovative and has the ability to think outside of the box. 
  • A good team player whom able to work as part of a diverse team to achieve the overall goal.
Please go to following weblink to apply for the position and find the description of the job: 

Please submit your application with updated CV not later than October 08, 2017.

As a child focused organization, WV is committed to the protection of children & doesn’t employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks.