PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Regional Grants Quality Assurance Advisor role is to strengthen South Africa Regional (SAR) National Office grant acquisition and management capacity, throughout the grant cycle, through strategic and technical support; aimed at increasing National Offices grant portfolios, improving grant impact and donor compliance. The position holder will represent the Regional Grant Acquisition Management (GAM) team in various donor and coordination forums at Regional and National levels. The position will also establish strong relationships with donors and actively seek out strategic alliances with donors, INGOs, LNGOs, UN, Governments, bilateral and multilateral agencies and WVI Support Offices for purposes of coordination, marketing and fundraising.
The position will also draft documents which aim to inform internal and external stakeholders concerning WV on-going and future resource development efforts as well as evidence of impact products. It will support NOs in developing proposals and other program designs for a variety of donors to address development, emergency and rehabilitative proposals which meet local community needs that are aligned to WV Regional Office (RO) and National Office (NO) strategies. As needed, the Advisor will also lead major proposal acquisition processes; provision of surge grant development support (in country and remotely) and in-country capacity
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, development studies, International Relations or its equivalent.
3-5 years of senior leadership experience in grant acquisition (with a strong track record of winning grants).
Demonstrated experience in project management with government and multilateral agencies grant funded projects.
Advanced knowledge/practice of design, monitoring, and evaluation approaches.
Excellent knowledge of grant compliance procedures for major bilateral and multilateral donors and ability to pay attention to detail.
Demonstrated team management experience that includes coaching staff to high levels of performance.
Demonstrated abilities to engage effectively with diverse teams (cross cultural & cross functional) to achieve shared goals.
Ability to engage at a strategic level and build collaborative relationships with donors and other NGOs.
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English with strong competency in proposal writing.
Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Master’s Degree in Development, Social Science, Management or other field applicable to developing country context preferred.
The position requires ability and willingness to travel regionally and internationally up to 40% of the time.