Deadline July 2015 World Vision International (WVI)
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
World Vision International (WVI) is a development and advocacy
organization dedicated to working with children, families, and
communities to overcome poverty and injustice. VisionFund International
(VFI) is the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision.
ABOUT THE JOB:
WVI is seeking a Regional Grants Officer - Africa. S/he will be
responsible for grant acquisition and management of those in Africa.
S/he will also be responsible for supporting growth in grant income
through identifying appropriate donors, supporting organization's MFIs
to position for grants and in writing high quality proposals. S/he will
support our MFIs to manage existing and new grants providing quality
assurance and donor compliance on both financial and narrative donor
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Identify donor priorities for region and countries;
Track funding opportunities and calls for proposals;
Identify key donor trends.
Communicate funding opportunities and other relevant information in simplified manner;
Lead/participate in go/no-go decisions;
Work with relevant NO/RO teams on project design.
Engage with the relevant GAM counterparts in WV RO/SO/NO;
Attend regional GAM meetings;
Identify and develop key areas for engaging with WVNOs and thematic experts.
Carry out quality assurance of all grants in Africa and ensure issues are reported, tracked, and managed;
Work with finance and operations team to ensure quality monitoring and reporting;
Grant capacity building/learning:
Support development and implementation of MFI capacity-building plans for grant acquisition and management;
Support the production of a grants strategy for each MFI;
Identify or develop capacity-building resources and activities.
Educational level required: Bachelor's degree in International
Development , Economics, or Business Administration. Master's degree in
similar applicable field recommended;
Previous work experience or education around economic development and/or microfinance;
Good understanding of the workings of major government donors, such as
EU, USAID, AUSAID/DFATD, World Bank, ADB, DFiD as well as regional
development banks and grant making foundations;
Demonstrated track record over at least 3 years in proposal development, writing quality proposals, and in acquiring grants;
Excellent written English is absolutely neccessary;
French would be an asset and Kiswahili desirable;
High level computer literacy and advanced experience in excel;
Strong managerial skills and ability to deliver quality results through a team across various departments;
Proven track record of grant management and donor compliance is required;
Good understanding of accounting principles, financial systems, and budgeting for grant proposals.