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.
- 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