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Grants and Partnerships Manager & Grants & Partnerships Advisor (2 positions)

Organisation Name Global EverGreening Alliance (The Alliance)
Location Melbourne
Date Posted 2021-08-30
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 778465
  • Work with executive - build team & oversee multi-million dollar project design
  • Address poverty & climate change via environmental land-restoration projects
  • Home-based, Melbourne preferred; Manager & Advisor level positions


The Organisation 

The Global EverGreening Alliance (The Alliance) is an international NGO which coordinates the development and implementation of massive-scale environmental restoration and sustainable agricultural projects around the world through its network of over 60 members. The organisation was established by its members to facilitate a collaborative approach to the global problems of food insecurity, rural poverty, climate change and land degradation, and to develop and implement long-term solutions at a globally significant scale. Its members include World Vision, CARE International, Oxfam, Catholic Relief Services, Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy, the World Resources Institute and The World Agroforestry Centre.

Benefits & Culture
  • Flexible working hours and conditions – working from home/office hybrid
  • Would suit autonomous self-starter with strong interpersonal agility
  • Opportunity to work across exceptionally diverse base of stakeholders and programmes
  • Work in partnership with top INGOs and conservation organisations to support vulnerable communities

The Role

 Working with the CEO and the Head of Business Development, the Grants & Partnerships Manager participates in management level discussions and activities to support the building of a strong Grants & Partnership team and oversee its outputs. You will be designing multi-million dollar projects funded by diverse institutional and private donors and working with multiple private and institutional agencies & research bodies. Specifically you will:
  • Identify and determine suitable funding opportunities
  • Engage stakeholders, members and technical experts to assist proposal development
  • Ensure technical, financial and programmatic quality of project concepts and designs
  • Consolidate stakeholder input for developing programming tools, frameworks and proposals
  • Analyse and summarize strategies, policies, guidelines and opportunities
  • Build team capacity to support growth strategy and meet donor submissions standards
Skills Required

You are ideally an experienced International Development grants and partnerships leader with experience writing poverty alleviation/climate change mitigation and adaptation tenders, grants, bids, or proposals to a range of bi-lateral, multi-lateral, corporate, philanthropic funders and investors. Your experience includes an understanding of key development actors and large scale, multi-country complex program and portfolio management. You also have:
  • Proven experience in leading, managing and building capacity of team members
  • Ability to identify and develop field opportunities that engage donors or investors
  • Well-developed time management skills and an ability to prioritise to meet deadlines
  • Proven grants acquisition experience with internal and external stakeholders
  • Exemplary English writing and communications skills, including to diverse audiences
  • Communications, marketing or business experience would be an advantage
  • Tertiary qualifications/experience in environment, natural resource management, international development, or a related area, preferred
Candidates who do not meet all of the above criteria will be considered for the Advisor level position.
If you want to contribute to global environmental restoration and you meet the skills required, please apply by submitting your cover letter, responding to the skills required above, and your resume in MS Word format quoting # 778465. Alternatively, contact Lois Freeke in Melbourne should you have any further questions on 03 8080 8976.
The Global EverGreening Alliance has zero tolerance to child abuse, discrimination, harassment and workplace bullying. All staff are required to sign an acknowledgement and adhere strictly to the organization’s child protection and other policies.  In addition, the successful applicant will need to agree to an Australian Police Record Check and provide/successfully apply for a Working With Children Check card.

You must have the right to work in Australia to apply for this job.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.