Grants Acquisition Management (GAM) Lead

World Vision, Mohafazat Liban-Nord, Lebanon
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Job Summary

Job Description


Resource diversification Strategy Development

  • Lead the development/maintenance and roll out of a Grant Acquisition and Management (GAM) strategy or plan in line with WVL National Office (NO) Strategy

  • Ensure pro-active interaction and coordination with all other WVL departments and field operation teams to maximize synergy effects, support quality design of proposals, as well as facilitate solid and comprehensive grants management and compliance procedures.

  • Develop in collaboration with the National Office team a yearly GAM Business Plan, grant forecasting plans and annual growth plan for Relief and development Portfolios in line with WVL strategy

  • As part of Annual Strategy Review, assess the contribution that grants income had on the strategy delivery, especially child wellbeing

Resource Acquisition/Internal and external liaison

  • Preposition and engage with internal and external donors/stakeholders based on the GAM business plan

  • Map potential partnerships that with local and international stakeholders and organizations would be critical to achieve the GAM business plan. Wherever feasible and rational, sign pre-teaming agreements.

  • Engage with Support Offices (SOs) on GAM strategy objectives

  • Provide support to the WVL team’s and departments when needed in engaging with and developing individual donor relations

  • Liaise/partner with Middle East and Eastern Europe (MEER) Resource Development Unit (RDU) for grant lessons learned, capacity building and regional alignments

Grant Management

  • Supervise Grant and Partner Compliance and ensure grants management tools are in place, followed and functional according to standards

  • Grants reporting is up to date and timely in line with donor expectations and deadlines

  • Facilitate Go-No-Go decisions for new grants and opportunities

Capacity Building of Self and Staff along with Team Management

  • Familiarize one’s self on WV’s grant processes (i.e. Grant minimum standards and Proposal Pro online tool, and build GAM capacity of/ transfer knowledge to technical and field staff and Field)

  • Effectively manage the performance of direct reports ensuring performance agreements, regular performance reviews, and annual appraisal are done. Ensure optimization of subordinates’ potentials through coaching, on-the-job training, and capacity building

  • Lead the National Office GAM unit by ensuring mature leadership by example and by providing capacity building and coaching to each GAM unit team member

Perform Other duties as required

  • Attend and participate in capacity building trainings locally and internationally

  • Attend and participate in WVL’s spiritual nurture and other organizational events

  • Responsible of own & team security and actively contribute to a positive security culture

  • Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any incidents or breaches to line manager and / or security manager

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Line Manager


  • Post graduate university degree in social sciences, international development or equivalent

  • Knowledge of the program management cycle – design, monitoring and evaluation

  • Excellent written & spoken English. Arabic language is preferred

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, representation and negotiation skills

  • Excellent analytical and writing (English) skills

  • Sound planning, time management and administrative skills

  • Ability to work under pressure, in a team, and for long hours if required

  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PPT and DB Software

  • Strong interest and understanding of issues related to poverty, civil society, health, child & youth development and humanitarian and emergency affairs

  • High sense of responsibility and attention to detail

  • Proven track record of coaching and capacity building

  • Cross cultural sensitivity and thorough understanding of the local context, cultural and political situation

  • Knowledge of several donor regulations

  • 5 years of experience in Grants Acquisition and Management

  • Experience in working in culturally diverse setting

  • Experience in working in Humanitarian and/or development

  • Full commitment to World Vision’s core values and mission statement

  • Full adherence to World Vision Lebanon Child Protection, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies

  • Full adherence to security protocols

  • Motivated and goal orientated

  • Ability to work both autonomously and in a team

  • MA degree in social sciences, international development or equivalent

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time