Career Opportunity  

BRAC’s vision is a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination where everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential. We use an integrated model to change systems of inequity through social development programmes, humanitarian response, social enterprises, socially responsible investments and a university. We are a global leader in developing cost-effective, evidence-based programmes in conflict-prone and post-disaster settings, and were ranked the #1 NGO in the world for the last three years consecutively by NGO Advisor. We operate in 11 countries across Asia and Africa.

BRAC’s Programme Development, Resource Mobilisation and Learning (PRL) unit supports coordination between BRAC Affiliates, BRAC Bangladesh, BRAC International, and Country Offices to strategise and diversify the organization’s fundraising approaches, designing high quality programmes, improving timeliness of project/programme proposals development and submissions, as well as performance and reporting. The unit supports BRAC’s journey towards becoming a knowledge partner of choice in the humanitarian and development industries.  

The PRL unit is seeking a dynamic leader to fill the new position of Director of Grants Management. This individual will lead a team to provide critical support and leadership over the grants portfolio of BRAC and BRAC International. The Director of Grants Management will drive the process of developing an organization wide strategy for grants; facilitate and monitor grant management across organizational entities; map and target funding opportunities, and build key relationships within the donor community around the globe. The position will be responsible to set standards, policies, and procedures within the organization around donor/ partner due diligence, grant review and approval processes, internal compliance, monitoring, evaluation and quality reporting. As the position is global, the working location is negotiable.

  Position  

Director of Grants Management (Programme Development, Resource Mobilisation and Learning)

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Build and expand global grant portfolio:  

  • Develop a global grant strategy with key stakeholders
  • Create a global donor map of unique opportunities
  • Build internal grant capacity
  • Lead process to explore and develop new opportunities, both solicited and unsolicited
  • Coordinate learning and action review to ensure continuous improvement, with relevant programmes and departments 

Coordinate global grant portfolio:

  • Consolidate and report on grant progress
  • Develop unified systems and procedures for grant management
  • Build a cross-functional/cross-entity global grant team
  • Communicate grant opportunities
  • Monitor compliance issues with ongoing grants
  • Develop and negotiate global grant policy and guidance

Oversee and support global grant management:

  • Ensure global standards are understood and met
  • Monitor compliance on grants
  • Ensure right mix of skills and abilities are matched to grant requirements
  • Maintain a database of external consultants and technical specialists
  • Align portfolio with strategic priorities, programme plans and resource gaps

Managing donor relations:

  • Lead process to establish a global CRM
  • Together with other BRAC entities identify and track primary relationship holders
  • Together with affiliates, build key relationships with global donors
  • Develop and lead donor/partner due diligence process
  • Attend/participate in different global donor meetings/events/consortium, etc.
  Requirements  

Skills & Competencies Required:

  • Familiarity with key donor requirements (e.g. USAID, EU, UN, the World Bank, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage change in complex organizations
  • Track record of grant success (solicitation, management, reporting, evaluation)
  • Able to operate fluently in English.
  • Ability to travel 30% of time

Educational Requirements:

  • Graduation in Management/Business/Finance/International Development from any recognized University

Experience Requirement:

  • The position requires a candidate with minimum of 10 years of experience
    working globally in diverse settings in leadership positions; experienced on
    grants management and acquisition, business development, and partnership management.
  • Experience in managing and leading a global, dispersed team in cross-cultural and diverse
    environments.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; a well-honed ability to think and operate strategically.
  Salary and benefits  

Job Location: As the position is global, the working location is negotiable.

Type of Employment: Contractual

Salary Range: Negotiable

Other Benefits: As per organizational policy
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Application Deadline: 30 November 2018

You may apply through careers.brac.net or bdjobs.com or send your updated CV to resume@brac.net mentioning the name of the position in subject line.

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