World Vision International: Design & Development Manager - Mississauga, Canada

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Job Description:
The Design and Development Manager (DDM) is an integral part of the Grants Acquisition Management (GAM) team and will provide key support to the department in growing and diversifying revenue streams through the Canadian Government, Multilateral Institutions, Corporates, International Foundations and Foreign Governments.

In reporting to the Team Lead - Management and Compliance, the DDM is responsible to manage the overall acquisition process through the following functions:
  • Manage preparation of project proposals for submission ensuring timely submission, managing all components of the process
  • Coordinate proposal development teams, ensure support and engagement of internal and external stakeholders as needed. This includes developing and managing proposal development plans which outline specific activities required of each team member and corresponding deadlines
  • Lead proposal development workshops as needed and convene appropriate stakeholders to strategize and develop the project design
  • As the in house expert on institutional policies and procedures related to key donors and clients, the DDM reviews proposal submissions to ensure compliance with donor regulations and organizational guidelines
  • Post-submission, the DDM will follow-up with donor(s) and partner(s) as necessary and respond to any requests for additional information. Note: Depending on the scope and complexity of the grant portfolio, the DDM may be required to assume grant management responsibilities.
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders to provide innovative solutions to development problems through the creation of new and scalable ideas, approaches, methodologies and tools in alignment with RAM priorities
  • Collaborate with regional offices to build the capacity of field level resource acquisition personnel
  • Engage with other business units (i.e. Policy and Advocacy, Government Relations, International Programs, Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs and others) to ensure alignment and realization of coordinated Resource Acquisition Management objectives and outputs
Job Requirements:
  • BA in International Development or related; Master's Level Degree preferred
  • 5 years of experience in designing successful proposals and managing Proposal Development Teams to ensure timely, high quality inputs from all team members
  • Skills and experience in grant management
  • Thorough understanding of donor requirements, guidelines and priorities (Global Affairs Canada, European Union, and some knowledge of Multilateral Institutions an asset)
  • Excellent ability to work cross-organizationally with multiple stakeholders to ensure alignment and realization of strategic objectives
  • Skills in cross-cultural communication and experience working with remote teams
  • Identifies and analyzes situations and/or issues related to the acquisition process, considers options, develops solutions, recommends and monitors appropriate solutions
  • An expectation of international travel of approximately 2-4 trips per year, so as to ensure realization of high quality outputs from each of the specific accountabilities
How to apply:
World Vision is committed to the protection of children; all offers of employment will be conditional upon the successful completion of reference checks and a Police background check. Qualified candidates must be able to demonstrate a commitment to the core values and mission of the World Vision partnership.

World Vision Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Interested applicants are asked to complete an online application via our careers website:

Application deadline: June 27, 2016