World Vision recherche un Directeur de l’acquisition et de la gestion des ressources, Niger
Employee Contract Type:
Affectation internationale – Durée déterminée (durée déterminée)
This role is charged with leading the planning and implementation of the National Office Resource Development Strategy in harmony with Our Promise. The primary responsibilities of this role include:
- Leading the National Office Resource Development Unit to foster the expansion and diversification of grant and private funding, and commercial contracts in line with the National Office Resource Development Strategy.
- Strategically positioning WV Niger to effectively engage and retain donors through successful grant execution, impactful communication about the results of these grants, and robust partnerships with stakeholders, institutions, Support Offices, and donors.
- Developing and sustaining operational relationships, capabilities, and collaborative efforts among national, regional, support office, and global center teams
- Enhancing WV Niger’s expertise in resource acquisition and management, in collaboration with the Regional Office, and in alignment with the global Fragile Context Initiative and GAM strategic priorities.
Strategy and Leadership
- Lead the development/revision and implementation of the National Office’s (NO) strategy and Business Plan for resource acquisition and management, encompassing both public and private sectors, ensuring alignment with NO objectives and targets.
- In line with the Global Priorities for Resource Development and RAM processes for fragile contexts, support the National Director (ND) and Senior Leadership Team (SLT) in establishing annual grant income targets for inclusion in the ND’s Performance Agreements.
- Oversee daily operations to provide prompt and efficient assistance for pre-positioning, proposal development, and resolving issues related to grant performance across the National Office/Support Office (NO/SO) as required.
- Undertake effective negotiation with multilaterals, development banks, private sector organizations, Support Offices and other donors to secure funding.
- Create customized strategies and tools specifically designed to enhance World Vision Niger’s capabilities in resource mobilization and strengthening of partnerships.
- Represent World Vision Niger at key local and international forums and discussions on resource mobilization and relevant subjects, as designated by the National Director.
Donor Identification, Engagement and Prepositioning
- Monitor and assess the donor environment by researching, analyzing, and cultivating relationships with both new and existing donors, and organize prepositioning meetings with these donors and key partners.
- Actively participate in important donor and partner meetings within the country to engage strategically.
- Identify and develop key relationships to enhance the National Office’s positioning and raise World Vision Niger’s profile.
- Collaborate with Support Offices’ grant teams and the regional Resource Development Unit to maintain and strengthen relationships with donors at global, regional, and country levels, creating tailored engagement strategies for each donor or group of donors.
- In partnership with the National Office Public Engagement and Advocacy Director, ensure the execution of the global impact framework, and aid in the creation of capacity statements, marketing, and communication materials using a technical branding approach for donor engagement and prepositioning.
- Use previous successes and documented best practices in grant management to build credibility and foster relationships with donors.
- Keep an updated record of the requirements of potential current donors and proactively seek out local, regional, and global opportunities.
Proposal, Concept Note and Commercial contracts bids development
- Conduct thorough analysis and provide recommendations regarding new funding opportunities, implementing a structured Go/No-Go decision-making process in collaboration with the Regional Resource Development Unit, Support Offices, and Global Centre as necessary.
- Assume a leadership role in managing specific funding opportunities, serving as the primary coordinator with SOs, GC, WARO, and DMT teams.
- Lead effective design workshop for quality proposals development
- Proactively follow up on donor feedback regarding submitted proposals and concept notes, and systematically share this feedback with NO, SO and WARO teams.
- Timely update opportunity tracking systems (Horizon, PowerBi, etc.)
Grant Management and Compliance
- Collaborate with the Finance, Procurement, and other teams to guarantee comprehensive adherence to grant compliance and management, including oversight of sub-grantees.
- Support the Grant Projects Manager in overseeing the deployment of the Grant Health Tracker to monitor and enhance the quality of grant project.
- Maintain current and detailed records of WV Niger grant portfolio
- Promptly report any significant grant audit or implementation issues to the SLT
- Generate monthly and quarterly reports on grant performance to inform leadership decisions and strategic planning.
Attract, retain, and cultivate skilled and driven personnel for effective resource mobilization
- Implement a robust recruitment strategy to attract highly competent staff with a proven track record in resource mobilization, ensuring that the selection process is thorough and aligns with the specific needs of the organization.
- Offer continuous coaching, training and professional development opportunities to staff, focusing on enhancing their skills in areas such as grant writing, donor relations, and strategic planning, to ensure they remain motivated and adept in resource mobilization.
- Establish a clear performance management system that sets achievable goals for staff
- Foster an engaging work environment that promotes career growth and personal development, ensuring that staff are motivated and committed to the organization’s resource mobilization goals.
- Take on a leadership role in the local partnering committee, actively guiding its direction, fostering collaborative relationships, and ensuring strategic alignment with organizational goals.
- Contribute significantly to quality project implementation by playing an active and effective role in the National Procurement Committee, focusing on optimizing procurement processes and ensuring that they align with project objectives and timelines.
- Proactively and strategically seek funding specifically for World Vision Niger’s key priorities, such as Climate Change initiatives, Localization efforts, and the ENOUGH Campaign, ensuring that these critical areas are adequately funded and supported for maximum impact.
Required Professional Experience:
Minimum of 5 years of experience in grant acquisition and/or grant management, especially in fragile countries (preferred).
Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification
- Bachelor and/or Master’s Degree in International Development, International Relations, Rural Development, Social Science or any related field.
- Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification will be a plus
Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications
- Experienced networker with strong skills in donor relations, negotiations and partnering with up to date knowledge of the donor landscape and trends in the humanitarian sector.
- Excellent knowledge and experience of project management with government and multilateral agencies grant funded projects and experience of grant compliance procedures for major bilateral and multilateral donors.
- Demonstrated track record in proposal development, funding acquisitions and grant management for major institutional donors (bilateral and/or multilateral).
- Experience with public-private partnerships.
- Experience in working in fragile context countries and humanitarian assistance (preferred).
- Knowledge of workings with major donors, such as USAID, UN, EU/ECHO, FCDO, UN agencies, AfDB/WB, Global Fund, Education Cannot Wait, etc.
- If candidate is a WV staff, completed Proposal pro certification. G2G certified training is a plus.
Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement:
Minimum 25% local and international travel
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and French
Applicant Types Accepted:
Local and International Applicants (IA’s) Accepted