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Manager, Grant Operations

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Work type: Full time
Location: Australia Wide, International, VIC - Metro
Categories: Finance, Corporate Governance, Communications, Transformational Development, Humanitarian Emergency Affairs, Technical Specialists, Grants Acquisition & Management, Relationship Management

Our World Vision

World Vision is a global community, working together for the one purpose – to bring about positive change in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children.  People are inspired to work for us because they want to contribute to making a difference.  We are part of an international team, using our talent, determination and influence to invest in a better tomorrow.  With us, job satisfaction takes on a greater meaning.

Together, we are:

  • 50,000 dedicated and passionate staff and volunteers
  • 10 million committed supporters who are changing lives
  • 100 million people as a part of World Vision’s supported communities

Are you ready to be a change maker?

Your opportunity to make a difference

The Manager, Grant Operations role exists to drive the Program Management strategy and processes for delivering excellence in managing WVA’s large portfolio (AUD $200m) of complex grants from government and multilateral donors.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading a team of Grant Operations Officers to provide operational, process and compliance support to the Program Management department. A key aspect is leading the development of strategies, systems, processes and capabilities in support of delivering excellence in grants management. The Manager provides strategic and operational leadership to ensure that the department is equipped to deliver on all donor compliance requirements, has full visibility of grant performance, and is focussed on continuous improvement.

The Grant Operations team plays a pivotal role in building highly collaborative relationships across the Field Impact Group and providing the group with an end-to-end view of the grants pipeline and compliance requirements, and managing this information. As grants are awarded to WVA, the Grant Operations team will play a key role in supporting the ‘standing up’ of these new grants, supporting WVA to fulfil the legal and audit requirements, including around income recognition. The Manager’s responsibilities will include leading and coordinating work with relevant stakeholders across World Vision Australia to develop processes, templates, tools, and other materials to make this system as efficient as possible and to drive ongoing improvements in grant finance and contractual management.

Who we're looking for

As the successful applicant, you will have a breadth of capabilities, including a strong customer service approach towards all stakeholders and experience in working in an agile and responsive manner.  In addition, you will have: 

  • Understanding of the international aid and development context, and key international actors/donors
  • Understanding of procurement or grants structures and processes of the Australian Government, public service, and/or other international organisations
  • An understanding of the unique needs and requirements of government and multilateral donors within an international development context, and experience articulating, communicating and delivering
  • Demonstrated application of technical skills in a relevant context (program/project management, NFP/NGO, public service, foundation or other donor)
  • An understanding of the unique needs and requirements of government and multilateral donors within an international development context, and experience articulating, communicating and delivering
  • Process mapping, business planning and reporting and improvement
  • Contract and project management, project methodologies and theory
  • Financial data analysis, planning, reporting and management;
  • Demonstrated experience managing grant funded programs
  • Management of small-medium professional teams
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications: such as Business/commerce, International Relations/International Development, accounting, legal, or a relevant technical field
  • Advanced MS Excel or equivalent

What you need to know

This role is a permanent position operating in a full-time capacity and will be based at our head office in Burwood East, Victoria.

What we can offer you

  • The opportunity to bring your expertise and experience to contribute to a cause that you are passionate about and work in the largest non-government organisation in Australia and one of the largest development organisations in the world
  • Being part of a professional and dedicated team united by their commitment to one common goal; the fight against global poverty, its causes and making a real difference in the world
  • Competitive salary and flexible salary packaging scheme
  • Participating in comprehensive professional development programs that include on-the-job learning, e-learning, workshops, forums, leadership development and internal and international secondments

Please note: Applicants from Recruiters will not be accepted.




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World Vision Australia is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation that is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and communities by tackling the causes of poverty. We are dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in line with our Reconciliation Action Plan


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