Grants Advisor

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

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.



  • 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