World Vision is a Christian humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Our over 34,000 staff members working in nearly 100 countries are united in helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Through our work, every 60 seconds … a family gets water … a hungry child is fed … a family receives the tools to overcome poverty.

Here’s where you come in:

As the Director, Resource Development, you will provide leadership, strategic direction, oversight, coordination and priority setting in the development and implementation of the WV Ethiopia Resource Development Strategy and in the acquisition of new government, multilateral, foundation and private non-sponsorship resources to enable World Vision Ethiopia to increase its contributions to child well-being and National Office (NO) strategic objectives through increased revenue in priority sectors. You will ensure resource diversification, strengthened donor networking, and improved resource acquisition capabilities for World Vision Ethiopia. You will also be responsible for the implementation and coordination of grant acquisition processes, leading in pre-positioning, proposal development and donor liaison, track grants acquisition performance metrics and ensure enhanced capacity of Ethiopian staff in resource acquisition.

Requirements include:

  • A minimum of a BSc. in a relevant field (e.g., development studies; business administration; social science disciplines). Master’s degree is preferred.

  • Postgraduate qualifications or relevant technical/vocational studies and technical training (e.g. Grant Management, Project cycle management, etc.)

  • At least 5 years of experience in leading complex grants and programs.

  • Significant experience of government donor relations and fundraising.

  • Previous experience leading successful multi-million-dollar proposal writing and budget preparation (e.g., USAID, ECHO, EC, DFID, DFATD, UN, Gates Foundation, etc.)

  • A good understanding and preferably prior leadership experience in managing technical teams implementing Health & Nutrition, WASH, Food Security & livelihoods, Education and Child Protection.

How to apply

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World Vision is dedicated to our team members’ development and their success. We aspire for all employees to be fulfilled through their work and their contributions to an organisation working to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the world’s most vulnerable people.

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Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.