Grants Advisor

International Programs · Sydney, New South Wales
Department International Programs
Employment Type Full Time


As the Grants Advisor you are responsible for leading and coordinating ChildFund Australia’s grant funding portfolio with a mandate to grow the organisation’s funding from bilateral, multilateral, and non-traditional institutional funding sources. The focus will be on grant acquisition for projects that protect, educate and empower children across the Asia-Pacific region.


  • Identify new grant funding opportunities from institutional donors; lead proposal preparation; and coordinate engagement between donor agencies, partner organisations and relevant ChildFund staff.
  • Maintain oversight of the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP), acting as the primary donor liaison point with DFAT.
  • Support ChildFund offices to develop donor engagement and fundraising strategies.
  • Build the institutional fundraising capacity of ChildFund offices and provide on-the-job training, mentoring and support to develop donor engagement and fundraising strategies.
  • Respond to new funding opportunities to grow ChildFund Australia’s income from non-traditional and emerging donors.
  • Strengthen local partnerships and/or relationships, e.g., through capacity sharing to support localisation
  • Promote and integrate gender equality, disability, and social inclusion into day-to-day work.
  • Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding or sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment (SEAH) risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding and PSEAH policy and procedures, and conduct yourself consistent with those policies.


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in International Development or related field
  • Proven track record in building strong relationships with technical donors
  • Significant community development experience including implementation, policy development, technical support, or fundraising roles
  • Experience developing successful, complex donor proposals
  • Planning and managing project budgets to ensure effective use of resources and compliance with standards; and
  • Experience with DFAT’s Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP)


  • At least 5 years' experience in a similar role
  • Technical expertise in either child protection, education, health adolescent & youth development, or disaster risk reduction (DRR)


  • Project Management
  • Effective communicator with coordination skills
  • Up-to-date with the latest donor trends, and best practices in acquisition and compliance
  • Creative thinker and motivator, energetic, with an entrepreneurial spirit 
  • Combines intellectual curiosity with analytical skills

Department: International Programs

Location: L8, 162 Goulburn St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Employment: Full Time

Reports to: Global Programs Director - Mekong & Grants

Other Information: Must have full working rights in Australia and be willing to undertake some international travel.

Must be willing to work outside standard hours if required to accommodate international partnerships and external donor deadlines.

Closing date: Friday 1st July 2022

ChildFund Australia believes in a global community where children are safe and can reach their full potential. We take extensive steps to safeguard children in any work done by our people, i.e., our staff, volunteers and interns, supporters, partners, board members, ambassadors and suppliers. We strive to keep children safe through child safe practices, and rigorously ensure we prevent, oppose, and combat all exploitation and abuse of children and vulnerable people. As part of this commitment, all people working with us will undergo relevant background checks before joining ChildFund Australia.

In line with our values, diversity of people and ideas is critical to our work and our success at ChildFund Australia. We strive for a team culture that is welcoming, inclusive, and supportive. Childfund is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and strongly encourages people from all backgrounds, abilities, and identities to apply for any vacancies.

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  • Location
    Sydney, New South Wales
  • Department
    International Programs
  • Employment Type
    Full Time