Vacancy: childFund international - Specialist Sr., Grants Business



Title: Specialist Sr., Grants Business

Division/Department: Global Operations

Location: Country Office in incumbent’s home country (Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Bangkok, India)

Reporting Relationship: Regional Director


About Us


Worldwide, 570 million children live in extreme poverty, vulnerable to many factors that threaten their well-being. Children need protection, support and care at each stage of childhood to stay safe, healthy, learning and on track to achieve their potential. ChildFund works with local partner organizations, governments, corporations and individuals to help create the safe environments children need to thrive

ChildFund International is committed to a workplace culture that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Furthermore, ChildFund International is committed to ensuring a workplace that safeguards and protects all children, including preventing their sexual exploitation and abuse, as well as preventing the sexual exploitation and abuse of its staff, partners, and program participants.



The Grants Business Specialist will contribute to ChildFund International’s overall grant acquisition and management strategy and provide key support in financial analysis, budget development, and grant financial reporting. This includes participation in work teams during proposal preparation, and inputs into the process of grants compliance and administration. The Grants Business Specialist is also expected to help interpret and understand the financial part of donor policies, procedures and regulations, budgeting and reporting requirements. The Grants Business Specialist will report to the Regional Director and mainly focused on supporting grant acquisition and management in the respective region. Depending on needs, the Grants Business Specialist could be deployed to support countries in other regions as well. The Grant Business Specialist will also maintain working relationships with the Global Finance as well as the Global Business Development and Grant Management Teams.



• Participate on proposal development teams with direct responsibility for the development of project and proposal budgets in the process of acquiring grants and Non-Sponsorship Projects (NSPs).

• Analyze and advise country teams on donor requirements for budgets and financial reports and on efficient reporting systems.

• Provide inputs into the cost analysis of the Country Office in order to explore opportunities for cost recovery from grants for shared program and operational costs.

• Contribute to compiling the final financial report and financial close-out of major grant projects.

• Advise country and proposal development teams on donor regulations governing procurement, staff recruitment, travel, and other operational aspects and monitor compliance.

• Participate in reviews of spending vs. budget and progress towards program objectives.

• Provide advise on the need for adjustments and extensions as it relates to grant budget management,

• Based on the global monthly opportunity tracker, provide CO-specific analysis of progress against annual acquisition (LoA) targets.


• Contribute to and participate in evaluations of acquisition processes and win/loss analysis.


Child Safeguarding:

• Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills which will enable him/her to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding policy and procedures and conduct self in a manner consistent with Child fund’s Child Safeguarding Policy.



• At least 5 years of experience in grants acquisition and management, with focus on financial analysis and compliance aspects.

• Demonstrated knowledge of major donors’ requirements for budgets and financial reports, applicable local regulatory and legal requirements.

• Demonstrated capability in understanding the various stages of the grant lifecycle including pre-award review, grant progress monitoring, and award closure.

• Proven excellent communication, networking and interpersonal skills.

• Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team, in a matrixed structure, for a successful achievement of proposal development and project reporting.

• Detail oriented and able to work under tight deadlines.

• Preferred: some work experience with responsibility for activities in multiple countries and/or outside country of origin.

• Outstanding written and oral communication and mathematical skills.

• English required (For Americas: Spanish required)



Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or equivalent in relevant area required. Equivalent relevant work experience may be acceptable in lieu of degree.

Certification from a reputable service provider in Financial Project Management is preferred.



The Grants Business Specialist can draw on the support and collaboration from global team members in the development of his/her responsibilities. Preferably these global team members provide input into recruitment, performance planning and evaluation. The primary global team members for this position will be:

GFAST: Senior Manager, Area Finance Lead

Program and Partnership: Global Business Development Team, Business Development Advisor

Program and Partnership: Global Grant Management Team, Grant Management Specialist

- Global Operations: Country Directors


ChildFund International is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children.


Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

Click on the link to apply.  


Application End Date: 1st November 2021


Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

ChildFund International is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children

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