Water for Women Grant Manager

World Vision (WV)

Australia 🇦🇺

Job no: 498208
Work type: Maximum Term Contract
Location: Australia Wide, VIC – Metro
Categories: Transformational Development

The position

Lead the project and grant management of DFAT funded, Water For Women portfolio at World Vision Australia (WVA). Through Water for Women, WVA is implementing climate resilient Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu. The Grant Manager plays a critical role in fostering and developing relationships between Field Offices (FO), the managing contractor and DFAT to achieve quality grant implementation and reporting.

You will play a pivotal role in supporting FOs and other stakeholders to ensure that World Vision Australia delivers quality outcomes that go to retaining and growing the portfolio of WASH grants via Water for Women, which are mutually beneficial to the donor, relevant communities, and World Vision in alignment with the funding agreement and purpose of those grants.

This is a Maximum Term contract role until December 2024

Your responsibilities:

  • Effective engagement with FOs and implementing/downstream partners. This includes providing FOs with support with reviews of designs, project stand-up, monitoring and evaluation support (including evaluations), and general grant management, due diligence and compliance support.
  • Regular monitoring of field programmatic and financial reporting, with accountability for following up on any identified issues and to strengthen and build capacity as required
  • Collaboration with key internal stakeholders including Country Impact Managers, Field Finance, Private Funding and other support teams for effective grant management and coordinated engagement with FOs
  • Timely and quality submission of all internal and external reporting, including performance and financial reporting, ensuring that reviewed reports meet and exceed donor expectations and WVA standards prior to submission, and that FOs have visibility of all reports
  • Credible and trusted relationships are established and maintained with relevant FOs, Managing Contractor and DFAT, with joint expectations established, fulfilled, and exceeded
  • Attend and contribute to all Water for Women meetings (including donor and partner meetings, WASH reference group and any other relevant meetings)
  • Deliver growth within the portfolio by working with WVA’s Grant Acquisition and Private Funding teams to identify and capitalise on growth opportunities within the Climate Resilient WASH portfolio

Who we’re looking for 

We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills, attention to detail and strong stakeholder and grant management experience who can collaborate with colleagues from different teams and expertise to reach shared goals.

You will have:

  • Understanding of procurement or grants structures and processes of the Australian Government, Managing Contractors, public service, and/or other international organisations. Knowledge of DFAT and DFAT requirements (including accreditation needs) is helpful
  • Broad understanding of contexts where projects are being implemented. This may include experience in working internationally, including providing relevant contextual guidance and support in culturally diverse settings
  • Significant complex grant management experience, ideally with a portfolio of grants or consortium experience.
  • Influencing and Negotiation skills, including relationship management with stakeholders across World Vision offices and partners
  • High level written and verbal communication skills, with capacity to distil complex information into concise reports and clear action points
  • Understanding emerging models of partnering between NGOs and government/international organisations.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications: these may include International Relations/International Development, or a relevant technical field, Postgraduate qualifications, or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline, e.g., International Development, WASH, Climate Change,  Gender, Economics, Public Health, Evaluation.

The Grant Manager will need to travel to Vanuatu and PNG on an annual basis (minimum 1 trip per country per year).

The role requirements of this position require the successful candidate(s) to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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 

For your information, the interviews will start immediately, and the role may be filled before the closing date.

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: https://www.worldvision.com.au/about-us