Grants Advisor

International Programs Team · Surry Hills, New South Wales
Department International Programs Team
Employment Type Full Time

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
The Grants Advisor is responsible for leading and coordinating ChildFund Australia’s grant funding portfolio with a mandate to grow the organisation’s funding from bi-lateral, multi-lateral 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.


KEY DUTIES

  • Identify new grant funding opportunities from institutional donors; lead proposal preparation; and liaise closely with the donor agency, the Country Office and the relevant International Program Staff during proposal development and review.
  • Maintain oversight of the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP), acting as the primary donor liaison point with DFAT.
  • Support Country and Regional Offices to develop donor engagement and fundraising strategies.
  • Build the fundraising capacity of Country and Regional 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.
  • Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Child Safeguarding Policy.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor or Masters degree in International Development or related field;
  • Experience 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
  • Demonstrated commitment to justice, human rights, solidarity, children’s rights and a child-centred approach to development.
  • Experience with DFAT’s Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).

 

Closing 14th June

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  • Location
    Surry Hills, New South Wales
  • Department
    International Programs Team
  • Employment Type
    Full Time