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Grant Manager

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Work type: Maximum Term Contract
Location: VIC - Metro
Categories: Transformational Development, Humanitarian Emergency Affairs, Technical Specialists

Join us in an integral role for World Vision Australia (WVA) as the Grant Manager on a max term contract until Nov 2024. Your role will lead the project management of a portfolio of grants in a geographic sector, acting to connect donors to our field impact and foster relationships with country offices to achieve quality grant implementation.

Your role plays an integral part in the organisation, enabling us to support our mission of empowering Australians to create meaningful change for the world’s most vulnerable children and adults.

Other Key accountabilities include:

  • Establishing a platform for enhanced engagement with DFAT, other donors, partner agencies, and other relevant supporters such as corporates and major donors
  • Regular monitoring of field programmatic and financial reporting, with accountability for following up to address issues and build capacity as required
  • Collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders including counterpart Grant Managers, Portfolio Advisors and Financial and other support teams for effective grant management and coordinated engagement with National Offices
  • Leading or contributing, as agreed and required, to the coordination of an aspect of WVA’s overall development grant portfolio management e.g. evaluation, technical skills, National Office training, participation in relevant thematic Working Groups
  • Timely and quality submission of all internal and external reporting, including Annual Development Plans, performance and financial reporting, ensuring that reports meet &, where possible, exceed donor expectations & WVA standards
  • Deliver growth within the portfolio by working with WVA’s Grant Acquisition team to identify and capitalise on growth opportunities within the portfolio

Who we’re looking for 

The ideal candidate will have a breadth of capabilities, including great interpersonal skills with the ability to engage with stakeholders and lead through influence and collaboration.

  • Significant complex grant management experience, ideally with a portfolio of grants
  • Program management experience, including the development and communication of results
  • An understanding of procurement or grants structures and processes of the Australian Government, public service, and/or other international organisations.
  • An understanding emerging models of partnering between NGOs and government/international organisations
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications: these may include Business/Marketing, International Relations/International Development, or a relevant technical field
  • Excellent strategic thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills coupled with a passion for achieving project outcomes
  • Understanding of carbon markets is an advantage
  • Self-managed work experience, with ability to maintain focus and achieve outcomes under pressure
  • Account management or commercial experience in identifying or developing further opportunities

Working for World Vision means you are making the world better 

It’s not every day that a job comes along that lets you change the world. Working for World Vision means looking forward to turning up at work because you know you’re about to do something meaningful. It means working with 35,000 staff and 3.3 million supporters in 100 countries who will stop at nothing to help children live better lives. Join a team that is bold and courageous, and where job satisfaction goes beyond financial reward. 

The selection process 

We embrace diversity, employing people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. We take our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we are committed to providing an environment that is safe for children. Our stringent recruitment procedures make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. All successful candidates will undergo all required pre-employment checks which is inclusive of a criminal record check. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support, and training in their work with vulnerable children and their families.  World Vision Australia participates in the Inter-Agency Scheme for the Disclosure of Safeguarding-related Misconduct in Recruitment Process within the Humanitarian and Development Sector. 

Who we are

World Vision is a Christian organisation that empowers everyday Australians to create meaningful change for children through relief, development and advocacy work. 

We offer great benefits such as salary packaging, flexible working arrangements, free on-site parking and an onsite café for our employees.

For more information on World Vision and the work we do, please visit our website:  

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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