Partnerships and Grants Advisor


International Women's Development Agency (IWDA)

  • Career category:Programme/ Project design & management
  • Job type:Job
  • Experience level:Not specified
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:Hybrid
  • Right to work requirements:Right to work required in advance
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Permanent
  • Deadline:08/10/2023
  • Location:Australia, Melbourne
Movement building
Relationship-based Fundraising  
•Support the Development Manager to drive the growth of relationship-based funding at IWDA. 
•Track trends (risks and opportunities) in global philanthropy and Official Development 
Assistance with the goal of identifying potential new relationships with funders and partners, and creating opportunities to cultivate new funding relationships. 
•Facilitate opportunities and support the CEO, Board and senior staff to positively promote IWDA’s profile, develop new funding relationships and nurture existing funding relationships, for example by recommending priority engagements and contacts, and preparing meeting briefs. With the support of the Development Manager, develop and maintain positive relationships with funders, peer organisations, managing contractors and consortium partners. 

Grant Support 
•Lead regular scanning for open funding opportunities (such as grants, tenders, awards). 
•Undertake initial screening of open funding opportunities and provide recommendations on eligibility, risks and requirements. 
•Support the Development Manager to assess and recommend opportunities to IWDA internal stakeholders.  

Resource Development Innovation  
•Alongside the Development Manager, lead the development of new funding models, products and services for IWDA, and enable technical leads to engage in new revenue models. 
•Support IWDA’s understanding and analysis of new and emerging financing models and nontraditional donors and funding streams. 
•Increase organisational flexibility to support diversification of funding through strong internal relationships and leveraging internal expertise. 

System and frameworks 
•Working closely with IT, transfer existing grants and bid processes across to Salesforce Customer Relationship Management Tool. 
•Maintain and update the new grants database module and other systems to ensure accurate record-keeping and grant tracking.  
•Strengthen and monitor bid management systems and processes. 

1. Demonstrated success in securing and renewing donor grants, including excellent written communication skills 
2. Demonstrated success in identifying, developing and nurturing new funder relationships  
3. Excellent relationship development skills, including strong oral and written communication skills 
4. Good budget management skills, using Excel and finance management software 
5. Excellent time management, attention to detail and team work skills 
6. A change-oriented mindset; able to support organisational change and operational flexibility 
7. Commitment to feminism, diversity and inclusion 
8. Strong negotiation and influencing skills, to manage internal relationships above, below and alongside the role 

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