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Grant and Communications Advisor

World Vision

The Opportunity to be a Changemaker

The Grants and Communications advisor is responsible for managing our grant acquisition pipeline and for writing high-quality grant/tender proposals, reports and project briefs 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, impact reports and communications to support fundraising and the communication of impact
  • Working collaboratively with Technical Advisors, Program and Project Managers to prepare high quality proposals, project briefs and communications pieces 
  • Working collaboratively with the Operations Manager, Operations Coordinator and project teams to develop budgets for Grant/Tender proposals and undertake income tracking
  • Developing productive relationships and being a key point of contact for Australian First Nations Program with internal World Vision stakeholders in the impact hub, marketing, private funding and public affairs teams
  • Developing a productive relationship with the Impact Hub and supporting its efforts to communicate credible stories of impact to donors and other stakeholders

A typical day will include:

  • Undertaking desk top research and scanning for grant/tender opportunities;
  • Working alongside the Senior Business Advisor to develop relationships with relevant government stakeholders to assist 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 through the senior business development advisor providing go/no go recommendations to the Lead team;
  • Developing project briefs, business cases, concept notes and impact reports on a regular basis.

A typical day will also see you being a key point of contact for the Australia First Nations Program with internal World Vision stakeholders in the impact hub, marketing, private funding and public affairs teams and managing the collection of images, stories, videos to ensure they have is a steady high-quality pipeline of content. Occasionally this would also include visits to the field to engage in this work in collaboration with these teams on the ground.

Who we are looking for…

  • Tertiary level qualification in research, communications, business writing or a related discipline
  • Track record in writing successful grant and tender proposals in the community development/human service sectors
  • Experience in facilitating collaborative approach to preparing successful grant/tender submissions
  • Track record in business writing and the development of business cases, impact reports, concept notes and project briefs
  • An understanding of community development as it relates to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, youth and families
  • Excellent written and Highly effective verbal communication skills and ability to use these to engage and influence a broad range of stakeholders
  • Highly effective desk top research, analytical skills and the ability to interpret grant requirements, existing evidence base and identify key projects/project models that can be positioned to fit requirements
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Time management with ability to work productively under pressure and meet deadlines;

What you need to know

This role is a permanent position operating in a full-time capacity and will be based at our head office in Burwood East, Victoria.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

World Vision Australia takes our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we provide an environment that is safe for our child and adult beneficiaries. We have strong recruitment procedures to make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support and training in their work with child and adult beneficiaries. 

Why you should apply…

A career with World Vision is an opportunity to join a sector-leading humanitarian aid organisation. 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 children and are seeking to support the empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait families and communities.

Aside from the opportunity for broad and life-changing impact in the lives of the communities we work with, some of our other benefits include:

  • Access to professional development programs that include on-the-job learning, e-learning, workshops, forums, leadership development and internal mobility.
  • Policies that may accommodate flexible working and other working arrangements to tailor and encourage individual performance.
  • A highly engaged team culture that is dynamic, supportive, and committed to serve community.
  • Access to salary packaging tax advantages.

Why World Vision…

World Vision is a global community of millions, working together for one purpose: to change the lives of children in Australia and around the world.

Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children achieve good health, access education for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and are cared for, protected and participating. Together we share proven, world-class development methods to bring food, water, education and economic change.

Our organisational culture reflects a "Partnership" of World Vision offices in nearly 100 countries and almost 37,000 staff working towards one vision: Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.  World Vision has profound global impact reaching one person every 10 secs with clean water, and every 60 secs a family gets access to tools and support they need to get out of poverty.

World Vision has been partnering with communities in Australia for more than 40 years through our Australia First Nations Program. We are committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities achieve their own development goals, build on their strengths and create solutions to their own challenges.

World Vision is committed to ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff are well represented and supported within the staff team. The Australia First Nations 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 First Nations Program and the broader WV organisation regarding our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, communities and families. 

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