Head of Grants; Global Resource Mobilisation & Partnerships

Job Description

Title: Head of Grants; Global Resource Mobilisation & Partnerships

Company Name: BRAC

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Masters or equivalent degree in International Development/ Business Administration/ Finance

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 10 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ JOB PURPOSE: The Head of Grants is responsible for participating in the development of global procedures in grant management, and actively promoting the application of those procedures toward an efficient and effective grant management function within the Bangladesh Head Office. The role has four main aspects to it:
∎ 1. Work within GRP Grant Management team to develop key policies, procedures and tools for grant and sub-grant management across BRAC Bangladesh,
∎ 2. Advise, develop and build capacity of the Programme grant management function in line with complexity of portfolio;
∎ 3. Practice active risk management by monitoring key performance indicators and grant metrics within Programmes for senior management within BRAC Bangladesh on overall portfolio health;
∎ 4. Directly and operationally manage a high-risk, multi-sector grant portfolio of BRAC Bangladesh.
∎ The role offers a leadership opportunity for an individual experienced in grants management, change management and people management. It requires an individual capable of providing direct supervision and technical dotted-line leadership to a dynamic team responsible for the management of the BRAC Bangladesh portfolio of grants currently valued at $371M. This position will work in close partnership with colleagues within GRP and with all Programme teams to ensure a smooth end-to-end process from proposal development to donor contract review to grant close out planning and to build overall BRAC Bangladesh capacity to deliver quality projects that are grant funded. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency inside Bangladesh, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Proven track record of active contribution to senior management team direction, and providing strategic support across multiple sectors and/or regions.
∎ Extensive experience with NGOs with increasing responsibilities including proven experience of establishing and running the grant management function in the field.
∎ Knowledge of the requirements of major institutional donors including budgeting, eligibility issues, compliance management, and reporting; experience of engaging with donors at a strategic level (UNHCR, USAID, GAC, DFAT, DFID).
∎ Donor compliance knowledge and experience in dotted line management.
∎ Well-developed skills in staff management.
∎ Proven coaching and capacity building skills.
∎ Understanding of the financial aspects of grant management, ability to work with Finance Departments on grant management issues.
∎ Strong attention to detail, problem solving skills, and ability to analyze trends.
∎ Computer literate (i.e. Google Suite/ Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, financial systems)
∎ Patient, adaptable, able to improvise, and communicate clearly and effectively under pressure.
∎ Fluent communication (written and spoken) in English and Bengali.
∎ Demonstrated ability to manage change in complex organizations.
∎ Knowledge of BRAC, its history, and its Programmes and culture desirable.
∎ 10+ years experience in development or related field having core experience in grants management as well as in change management using global standard grant management tools and procedures.

Salary: Negotiable

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Festival Bonus, Contributory Provident Fund, Gratuity, Health and Life Insurance, Car Allowance and others.

Job Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 28 Jan 2023

Company Information:
∎ 22 Jan 2023
∎ Business : BRAC is an international development organisation founded in Bangladesh that partners with over 100 million people living with inequality and poverty globally to create sustainable opportunities to realise potential.

Category: NGO/Development


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