Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, South East
£30,161 - £32,000 pa (depending on experience) + good range of benefits
Job description

Democratic Republic of Congo & West Africa

Fluent French essential

(We also seek candidates who are immediately available on a fixed term basis)

World Vision is the world’s largest international children’s charity. Every day we bring real hope to millions of children in the world’s hardest places as a sign of God’s unconditional love. At World Vision, our aim is simple – to keep every child free from fear. We are also proud to be voted one of the Top 100 ‘Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For 2015’. 

Reporting to the Grants Unit Manager,  this role requires frequent travel to the designated region with a view to monitoring and increasing the number of acquisitions of institutional grant funded projects and programmes.  Having developed knowledge of the regional /country level donor environment and funding mechanisms, and identified appropriate funding opportunities, you will work cross-organisationally to ensure the successful management of your portfolio.  

As a graduate with proven ability of submitting successful funding proposals to bilateral and multilateral donors, establishing excellent relationships with supporting colleagues (such as National Office Resource Development Managers and UK Based Grant Compliance Officers) and communicating effectively both verbally and in writing, your strong budgeting, financial and project management skills will be exemplary.

Positive, optimistic and resourceful in dealing with obstacles and problem solving, you will also be expected to promote a culture of excellence to ensure WVUK’s core values and principles are widely communicated to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of resources are maximised.

As an active Christian, within both the home and work environment, this role offers you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith within WVUK and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations. 

Frequent travel and interaction with donors and other key stakeholders in Francophone Africa  will be necessary, so fluent French is required, therefore non-French speakers cannot be considered.

In addition to the salary offered, you’ll enjoy benefits including pension, subsidised gym membership, generous holiday entitlement and free parking.

This is a fantastic opportunity to utilise your skills where they really matter. If you have the qualities required to succeed in this key position, please apply via our website where you can view the Job Description, complete a short online application form and apply online

Closing date:   27 November 2015 (midday)

Interviews:      Early December 2015

Please note that we will be interviewing quality candidates as soon as we receive their applications, and reserve the right to close this vacancy early.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer

As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. 

No agencies please

Posted on: 13 November 2015
Closed date: 11 December 2015
Tags: Finance, Intl Development