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Grant and Tender Advisor

Employer: World Vision
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Business Development & Sales, Fundraising, International Aid & Development
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 18 March, 2019.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

The Opportunity to Make a Difference:

The Grant and Tender Advisor is responsible for managing our grant acquisition pipeline and the development of high-quality grant and tender proposals through:

  • Working closely with the Senior Business Advisor to scope future grant opportunities and keeping the grant acquisition pipeline up to date
  • Developing a detailed understanding of core project models, developing project briefs and collaborating with field staff to understand the nuances of project implementation and adaptation to context
  • Working collaboratively with Technical Advisors, Program and Project Managers to prepare high quality proposals
  • Working collaboratively with the Operations Manager, Operations Coordinator and project teams to develop budgets for Grant and Tender proposals and undertake income tracking

A day in the life of WVA’s Grant and Tender Advisor includes:

A typical day will include:

  • Undertaking desk top research and scanning for grant/tender opportunities,
  • Ringing grant contacts to help with forecasting and application planning,
  • Updating the lead team on these opportunities each month,
  • Joining team discussions to understand the nuances of projects on the ground,
  • Interpreting grant/tender requirements and
  • Providing go/no go recommendations to the Australia Program Lead team.

A typical day will also see you meeting with program managers each month to discuss State based policy changes and future grant/tender opportunities. These meetings are also an opportunity for you to gain a deeper understanding of what is going on in each project and how long term and intermediate outcomes might fit with government grant/tender requirements.

You will also interact daily with technical specialists in the team and with the Research and Evaluation Advisor who can help you confirm an approach to specific grant/tender requirements.

For each grant/tender opportunity identified you will develop application timelines, call relevant meetings with team member to collaboratively develop writing plans and budgets before completing and submitting the proposals.

From time to time you will also be asked to undertake further desk top research and to develop specific project briefs, business cases and concept notes.

Who are you?

  • Track record in developing successful grant and tender proposals in the community development/human service sectors
  • Experience in leading teams to undertake the preparation of successful grant/tender submissions
  • Track record in Business Writing and the development of Business Cases, Concept Notes and Project Briefs
  • Some knowledge of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, histories and political contexts
  • Highly effective analytical skills and the ability to interpret grant requirements and identify key projects/project models that can be positioned to fit requirements
  • Ability to undertake desk top research to gain clear understanding of sectoral trends and requirements

What you need to know

This role is a permanent position operating in a full-time capacity.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

For your information, the role may be filled before the closing date.

What does success look like?

First and foremost, you will be a leader in every aspect of your life and line of work, irrespective of your level of expertise. You excel working in an ever-changing environment and you love forming strong relationships, which lets you effectively engage with stakeholders and to perform at your peak.

Having a proactive and fresh approach, you are ready to collaborate and overcome any obstacles that may come your way. Your energy is infectious, showcasing the passion you can bring to our organisation.

Why Should You Apply?

  • We collaborate in a high performing and professional culture, committed to partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities and organisations so that they can lead their own development and achieve their goals and aspirations
  • We help build brighter futures for vulnerable children and are seeking to support the empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait families and communities.
  • Our people have access to professional development programs that include on-the-job learning, e-learning, workshops, forums, leadership development and internal mobility
  • Competitive salary and flexible salary packaging scheme

Why World Vision?

World Vision is a worldwide community development organisation that provides short-term and long-term assistance to 100 million people worldwide (including 2.4 million children).

We have more than 45,000 staff members working in 96 countries. For six decades, World Vision has been engaging people to work towards eliminating poverty and its causes.

We are committed to bring our learning and experience in International Development to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Organisations, Communities and Families achieve their goals and aspirations.

We are committed to ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff are well represented and supported within the staff team. The Australia Program has a First Nations staff network that acts as a support network and safe space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff who are separated by distance but connected by culture. The network also provides advice to the Australia Program and the broader WV organisation regarding our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, communities and families.

Our vision for every child: Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart: the will to make it so.

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