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Grant Management Specialist

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Grant Management Specialist

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“Result oriented, service minded networker with experience in relations management and fundraising with institutional donors”

Your Challenge

As Grant Management Specialist you are responsible for networking and relationship building with potential and current donors and partners, identifying grant opportunities, providing pro-active support to relevant teams in proposal development, grant management and compliance and liaison at the Amsterdam office within your portfolio. Your portfolio will include our programmes in Colombia, Sri Lanka and the Netherlands. You act as a focal point for specialist knowledge of this portfolio, working to increase funding and positioning for it.

The Grant Management Specialist is part of the Programme Partnerships and Grants Department and reports to the department's Manager.

Your responsibilities

· Develop specific strategies for the accounts within portfolio and translate those into acquisition plans for own portfolio aligning them with internal stakeholders

· Income growth: advise and support the organisation in meeting and exceeding funding target and pro-actively identify grant (funding) opportunities, lead or support the development of grant proposals from start to submission, including proposal writing

· Identify the priorities and needs for fundraising and partnerships

· Establish, build up and maintain a network of contacts and partnership relationsDevelop specific strategies for the accounts within portfolio and translate those into acquisition plans for own portfolio aligning them with internal stakeholders

· Facilitate the review and approval process of donor and partner contracts, proposals and reports

· Develop a network with potential donors: initiate, build and maintain structural relationship with these in close collaboration with specific account managers

· Visit or receive relations, evaluates partnerships, signal points for extension or improvement of the cooperation and realize these

· Ensure the relevant information flow between relations within own portfolio/accounts and War Child with regards to new projects, ambitions, donor requests, upcoming funding, advocacy and partnership opportunities as well as new trends within the humanitarian and development sector

· Represent the organisation in various internal and external meetings

· Support competency building to relevant War Child departments, country and regional offices and partners, on donor requirements, project applications and project management (including compliance.

Your profile

· Academic background in International Development or other relevant field

· At least 5 years of field experience in humanitarian or development work

· Minimum of 5 years work experience in fundraising with institutional donors and grant/account management

· Experience in writing concept notes and grant proposals

· Demonstrated donor expertise (donor contracts and related regulations and procedures)

· Knowledge and understanding of (institutional) donor networks

· Good knowledge of current development and trends in the international cooperation sector (humanitarian aid and development)

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish; fluency in Dutch is strong preference

· Excellent relation building skills, diplomatic skills and you are strong in building and maintaining networks

· Flexibility, (cultural and organisational) sensitivity and diplomatic skills

· Strong facilitation and organisational skills, strategic thinking

· Result-oriented attitude and determination

· Cost aware and stress resistant

· Willing and able to travel to War Child programming areas

· Available for 32-40 hours per week, starting September 2019

· EU national or eligible to live and work in EU.

Our offer

· Salary range from €3193 – €4130 gross per month, based on 40 hours per week (the exact step determined by the years of your relevant working experience)

· 26 vacation days (based on 40 hours per week), plus 2 additional free days

· A contributory pension scheme

· Monthly mobile phone contribution of € 25,-

· Possibility to follow training and/or courses and attend War Child’s events

· Pleasant working conditions, good atmosphere, great colleagues and of course the meaningful purpose of our work!

The organisation

War Child is a young and dynamic organisation. We try to keep an informal ambiance within our office, with a lot of room for creativity, inspiration and self-initiative from employees. We practice what we preach: dynamic, innovative, integrity focused and a drive to reach the highest possible results against the lowest possible costs. War Child offers a challenging job in an inspiring workplace in Amsterdam.

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