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With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Purpose of the position:

Support grant acquisition and management in the West Africa region aligned to WV global, regional, and national business development plans and strategic objectives. The role works in close partnership with West Africa Field Offices to ensure strategy realization for accelerating growth in grants revenue and excellence in management, with specific focus given to:

Working proactively with FO grants teams for effective prepositioning and funding acquisition with and donors, partners, and SOs; Tracking and analyzing trends in the institutional funding landscape, effectively communicating key information to National Offices and other key stakeholders to inform strategic decision making; Managing a coordinated strategy process for grant acquisition across priority donors. Support the development, writing and submission of quality grant proposals. Deliver capacity building support (operational and strategic capacity) to enhance grant acquisition and management (GAM) specifically on regional and/or high priority strategic grants Developing and embedding efficient business processes for grants management, including support troubleshooting during implementation grant funded projects. Contributing towards monitoring overall grant health and performance of regional grant portfolio

The Regional Grants Acquisition & Management Specialist proactively targets prioritized funding opportunities that will advance partnering National Office and West Africa Growth Strategy. The position will focus on providing support to priority National Offices and regional projects.

Major Responsibilities:

Strategic Resource Development: 10%

  • Utilize donor insights, knowledge of broader development trends, or otherwise leveraging partnership best practices and learning to offer recommendations on win strategies to increase competitiveness for new opportunities.
  • Provide analysis and insights of donor strategies, priorities, and relationship history to inform donor engagement plans at FO and RO level.

Grants Acquisition : 30%

  • Provide strong analysis of donor Calls for Proposals.
  • Lead and ensure proposal are developed based on evidence, at timely manner and with donor alignment; apply timely best practices to the bid preparation process, ensure efficient teamwork, and a quality output.
  • In special circumstances, provide hands-on support/ surge capacity (or identify viable alternative) for grant proposal development, including proposal writing and editing (to be agreed with Regional Grants Acquisition Director on a case-by-case basis).
  • Apply best standards for advancing capture planning to:

Opportunity Summary/Donor Profile strengthen local partnerships and consortia building; document intelligence related to the donor competitive landscape and donor priorities and hot bottoms sector research and WV value add or comparative advantage/ Value proposition

Knowledge Management & Reporting : 20%

  • Support the delivery of regional level initiatives for technical branding and evidence, such as development of key messaging guides, capacity statements, and donor briefs.
  • Support the NO Grants Management teams in capturing success stories
  • Review donor reports for quality assurance
  • Support improvement of evidence and data collection systems
  • Support drafting of WAR GAM quarterly report
  • Provide assistance in gathering NO content for key external engagement events, digital communication and printed documents such as: regional impact reports; technical branding reports and evidence gathering special projects to strengthen donor engagement and cultivation
  • Draft regional capacity statements
  • Identify, document and effectively share best practices, critical success factors of strategic breakthroughs, and lessons learned; including guidelines, tools and standards.

Grants Management: 40%

Ensure that GAM systems are in place using adequate tracking tools to support effective grant compliance and support the grant teams and NO staff to understand systems and support compliance

  • Support grants Start-Ups and Close-outs with grant staff and relevant NO staff
  • Support selected staff to maintain the overall “health” using the Grant Health tracker tool to track and measure overall grants management metrics and overall donor regulation compliance such as budget monitoring and burn rates, reporting, procurement, hiring, activity implementation, subgrantee monitoring, audit findings, risk mitigation, etc.)
  • Support field based capacity building for key grants implementation operational excellence
  • Support field monitoring visits for evidence gathering, participant surveys, donor satisfaction surveys, etc.
  • Carry out additional responsibilities as assigned by the Regional Director RDU
  • Carry out additional responsibilities as assigned by the Regional Director RDU

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Very strong interpersonal/intercultural skills;
  • High performance and quality standards;
  • Demonstrated programmatic and administrative experience including financial/personnel management of grant programs
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Commitment to WVs’ Core Values and Mission Statement and agreement with World Vision’s Christian ethos
  • Strong interpersonal skill to maintain good relations with the relevant partners and counterparts.
  • Well organized, able to work independently, skilled in handling multiple tasks, able to adhere to deadlines.

Qualifications:

Essential:

Relevant undergraduate degree (e.g. international or development studies; economics; social science disciplines; etc); Desirable: Postgraduate qualifications or relevant technical/vocational studies;

Language: French & English written Language Proficiency required

Experience

  • Minimum five years’ experience with government and multilateral organisation’s procedures and regulations;
  • Minimum five years’ experience in successful proposal writing and management of proposal development teams, preferred US and European and multilateral donors;
  • Experienced networker with an ability to maintain a good up to date knowledge of the grant opportunities and trends in the humanitarian sector; demonstrable prior successes in grant submissions/tendering

Knowledge/Technical Skills

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Strong knowledge and experience of project management with government and multilateral agencies grant funded projects and experience of grant compliance procedures for major bilateral (EU, ECHO, FCDO, USAID, GAC, etc.) and multilateral donors.
  • Relationship building and networking, with experience in working with donors or other business development expertise

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Experience living and working within a humanitarian emergency, response and recovery context and/or working with partners in consortia.
  • Reporting to WARO RDU
  • Not a family post
  • Travel: minimum of 30% International travel as required.

Employee Contract Type:

Local – Fixed Term Employee (Fixed Term)

Grade Level: 16

Start date: TBC

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only

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World Vision International is an Evangelical Christian humanitarian aid, development, and advocacy organization.

It was founded in 1950 by Robert Pierce as a service organization to meet the emergency needs of missionaries. In 1975 development work was added to World Vision's objectives.

It is active in more than 90 countries with a total revenue including grants, product and foreign donations of $2.79 billion (2011).

The World Vision Partnership is a global community of people passionately committed to improving the lives and futures of the world’s most vulnerable children.

We are one the world’s largest child focused development organisations, with over 45,000 staff in almost 100 countries, serving 100 million people annually. We work on every level to achieve our goal of child well-being – from international activism to checking in on children face-to-face.

Our people are our greatest asset. Each staff has unique experience and skills - and it’s our job to provide them with the training and opportunities they need to make their greatest contribution to our work worldwide.

According to our latest staff survey, over 80% of staff who responded are excited about the future, ready to put in extra effort, proud to work for World Vision and ready to recommend us to others as a great employer.

We offer a wide range of rewarding career opportunities, from tackling humanitarian emergencies, working in development and advocacy, to performing vital support roles such as finance, IT, marketing and human resources.

World Vision has the privilege to partner with communities in 25 countries in Africa: Angola, Burundi, Chad, Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

World Vision aims to achieve the sustained well-being of children within families and communities, especially the most vulnerable by ensuring that children:

  • Enjoy good health
  • Are educated for life
  • Experience love of God and their neighbour
  • Are cared for, protected and participate
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0 USD Dakar CF 3201 Abc road Fixed Term , 40 hours per week World Vision International

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Purpose of the position:

Support grant acquisition and management in the West Africa region aligned to WV global, regional, and national business development plans and strategic objectives. The role works in close partnership with West Africa Field Offices to ensure strategy realization for accelerating growth in grants revenue and excellence in management, with specific focus given to:

Working proactively with FO grants teams for effective prepositioning and funding acquisition with and donors, partners, and SOs; Tracking and analyzing trends in the institutional funding landscape, effectively communicating key information to National Offices and other key stakeholders to inform strategic decision making; Managing a coordinated strategy process for grant acquisition across priority donors. Support the development, writing and submission of quality grant proposals. Deliver capacity building support (operational and strategic capacity) to enhance grant acquisition and management (GAM) specifically on regional and/or high priority strategic grants Developing and embedding efficient business processes for grants management, including support troubleshooting during implementation grant funded projects. Contributing towards monitoring overall grant health and performance of regional grant portfolio

The Regional Grants Acquisition & Management Specialist proactively targets prioritized funding opportunities that will advance partnering National Office and West Africa Growth Strategy. The position will focus on providing support to priority National Offices and regional projects.

Major Responsibilities:

Strategic Resource Development: 10%

  • Utilize donor insights, knowledge of broader development trends, or otherwise leveraging partnership best practices and learning to offer recommendations on win strategies to increase competitiveness for new opportunities.
  • Provide analysis and insights of donor strategies, priorities, and relationship history to inform donor engagement plans at FO and RO level.

Grants Acquisition : 30%

  • Provide strong analysis of donor Calls for Proposals.
  • Lead and ensure proposal are developed based on evidence, at timely manner and with donor alignment; apply timely best practices to the bid preparation process, ensure efficient teamwork, and a quality output.
  • In special circumstances, provide hands-on support/ surge capacity (or identify viable alternative) for grant proposal development, including proposal writing and editing (to be agreed with Regional Grants Acquisition Director on a case-by-case basis).
  • Apply best standards for advancing capture planning to:

Opportunity Summary/Donor Profile strengthen local partnerships and consortia building; document intelligence related to the donor competitive landscape and donor priorities and hot bottoms sector research and WV value add or comparative advantage/ Value proposition

Knowledge Management & Reporting : 20%

  • Support the delivery of regional level initiatives for technical branding and evidence, such as development of key messaging guides, capacity statements, and donor briefs.
  • Support the NO Grants Management teams in capturing success stories
  • Review donor reports for quality assurance
  • Support improvement of evidence and data collection systems
  • Support drafting of WAR GAM quarterly report
  • Provide assistance in gathering NO content for key external engagement events, digital communication and printed documents such as: regional impact reports; technical branding reports and evidence gathering special projects to strengthen donor engagement and cultivation
  • Draft regional capacity statements
  • Identify, document and effectively share best practices, critical success factors of strategic breakthroughs, and lessons learned; including guidelines, tools and standards.

Grants Management: 40%

Ensure that GAM systems are in place using adequate tracking tools to support effective grant compliance and support the grant teams and NO staff to understand systems and support compliance

  • Support grants Start-Ups and Close-outs with grant staff and relevant NO staff
  • Support selected staff to maintain the overall “health” using the Grant Health tracker tool to track and measure overall grants management metrics and overall donor regulation compliance such as budget monitoring and burn rates, reporting, procurement, hiring, activity implementation, subgrantee monitoring, audit findings, risk mitigation, etc.)
  • Support field based capacity building for key grants implementation operational excellence
  • Support field monitoring visits for evidence gathering, participant surveys, donor satisfaction surveys, etc.
  • Carry out additional responsibilities as assigned by the Regional Director RDU
  • Carry out additional responsibilities as assigned by the Regional Director RDU

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Very strong interpersonal/intercultural skills;
  • High performance and quality standards;
  • Demonstrated programmatic and administrative experience including financial/personnel management of grant programs
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Commitment to WVs’ Core Values and Mission Statement and agreement with World Vision’s Christian ethos
  • Strong interpersonal skill to maintain good relations with the relevant partners and counterparts.
  • Well organized, able to work independently, skilled in handling multiple tasks, able to adhere to deadlines.

Qualifications:

Essential:

Relevant undergraduate degree (e.g. international or development studies; economics; social science disciplines; etc); Desirable: Postgraduate qualifications or relevant technical/vocational studies;

Language: French & English written Language Proficiency required

Experience

  • Minimum five years’ experience with government and multilateral organisation’s procedures and regulations;
  • Minimum five years’ experience in successful proposal writing and management of proposal development teams, preferred US and European and multilateral donors;
  • Experienced networker with an ability to maintain a good up to date knowledge of the grant opportunities and trends in the humanitarian sector; demonstrable prior successes in grant submissions/tendering

Knowledge/Technical Skills

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Strong knowledge and experience of project management with government and multilateral agencies grant funded projects and experience of grant compliance procedures for major bilateral (EU, ECHO, FCDO, USAID, GAC, etc.) and multilateral donors.
  • Relationship building and networking, with experience in working with donors or other business development expertise

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Experience living and working within a humanitarian emergency, response and recovery context and/or working with partners in consortia.
  • Reporting to WARO RDU
  • Not a family post
  • Travel: minimum of 30% International travel as required.

Employee Contract Type:

Local - Fixed Term Employee (Fixed Term)

Grade Level: 16

Start date: TBC

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only

2022-12-12

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