Last Date: July 7, 2008
Contact: HR 29 Sukhumvit Soi 63 (Ekamai)
Bangkok Business Center, Suite #2902, Bangkok 10110 Thailand
+66 (0) 2 714 8350 Email: email@example.com
ORGANIZATION /PROJECT BACKGROUND
World Concern is a faith-based, non-governmental organization headquartered in the U.S. WC has relief and development operations in 32 countries with the aim of alleviating suffering and improving quality of life for the poorest of the poor. In Myanmar, World Concern has been working to improve community health, increase access to water supply, provide micro-finance opportunities, increase awareness of HIV and AIDS and improve food security through sustainable agriculture development. In response to the devastation caused by Cyclone Nargis, WC is implementing relief and response operations in the affected areas.
POSITION: Grants Manager
REPORTING TO: Asia Area Manager
SALARY : Based on Experience.
OVERALL PURPOSE : To manage the grant acquisition cycle for World Concern Asia in Bangkok, successfully cultivating and maintaining donor funding partnerships.
MAJOR OBJECTIVES: To help identify and diversify WC donor funding partnerships--including research of potential donor partners, communications and networking and successful proposal submission process.
• Design, develop and maintain grants management database and filing system for all grant agreements, modifications and financial reports.
• To help lead and coordinate program design development and needs assessments as a part of the proposal development and grants cycle.
• To lead grants management, coordinating timely submission of reports to donors and partners in accordance with the partnership agreements.
• Work closely with area and national offices staff on grant finance issues in and ensure accountability and compliance for all bilateral and multilateral grants in the area.
• Manage the proposal and budget development process for all regional and nation-wide proposals. Be the primary proposal writer.
• Review grants proposals and budgets to ensure appropriate costs are included and to determine the level of financial support and capacity needed for implementation.
• Oversee the reporting on all grants in the Area to ensure compliance with approved policies and procedures.
• Track expenses vs. budgets and advice management about possible over/under expenditure and ways of solving the problem including budget revisions and (no) cost extensions if needed.
• Prepare training and resource materials related to grant finance accountability for use by field staff.
Donor Development: Research and develop new funding relationships for WC through online searches, phone calls, e-mails and meetings.
● Needs Assessments: Coordinate needs assessments in WC target communities, as a part of the proposal development process.
● Proposal Development: Design of programs that incorporate relief and development best practices and help direct writing of program proposals and documentation.
● Grants Management: Help manage transparent donor, partner and government relations through networking, communications and writing donor reports.
● Budget Development: In cooperation with the Finance Manager and Country Manager, provide budgeting/financial reporting assistance, as needed.
● Demonstrate a spirit of cooperation in interactions with partners, co-workers and beneficiaries.
● Demonstrate the ability to work as a part of a team and to organize work and supervise others, in a timely fashion.
● Provide additional support, as requested, by the Country Manager.
Success will be demonstrated by:
● Donor Relations: Number of new funding sources identified and contacted and quality/timeliness of reports/communication to donors.
● Needs Assessments: Number and quality of needs assessments in target communities.
● Proposal Development: Number/quality/timeliness of proposals developed and demonstration of relief and development best practices in the program design.
● Budget Development: Accuracy and timeliness of assistance.
● Spiritual Impact: Level of spiritual leadership—such as servant leadership, grace and integrity—exemplified in life and work.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Minimum Skills & Education required:
● Certification/Degree in relevant field or equivalent experience.
● 2-5 years work experience with a relief and development organization.
● Experience in donor partner formation, development and management.
● Track record of successful funding proposal requests and formation of new donor relationships.
● Demonstrated ability in needs assessments, program design, budgeting, and reporting.
● Demonstrated ability to work as a part of a team, organize work and supervise others.
● Fluency in English.
● Computer Fluency (MS Office)
● Christian faith commitment
Skills and Education Preferred (but not required):
● Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of holistic/integral development and use of logical framework analysis.
● Experience working in a conflict setting.
● Understanding of shelter, water & sanitation, livelihoods or psychosocial sectors.
● Photography and Journalistic Writing Experience.
Working Conditions: Position will include travel on sometimes difficult terrain.
● Position may require travel to conflict settings.
● Position at times requires long hours in a demanding environment.
Contact Please send a CV and Covering Letter to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 7th of July 2008.