Resource Acquisition and Management (RAM) Manager

Bekaa | Beirut


The purpose of this position is to provide leadership on overall grants management and the Ram unit team. To support WVL in resource acquisition and diversification, partner with national stakeholders and organizations to ultimately enhance WVL position and reputation vis-à-vis donors, national and international stakeholders and local communities. To ensure WVL’s funding income aligns with its strategic goals and objectives and provides the means for growth.


Major Activities

End Results Expected

Resource diversification Strategy Development

Lead the development/maintenance and roll out of a Resource Acquisition and Management (RAM) strategy or plan in line with WVL National Office (NO) Strategy

Lead the National Office RAM unit by ensuring mature leadership by example and by providing capacity building and coaching to each RAM unit team member

To ensure pro-active interaction and coordination with all other WVL departments and field operation teams to maximize synergy effects, support quality design of proposals, as well as facilitate solid and comprehensive grants management and compliance procedures.

Develop in collaboration with the National Office team a RAM plan, grant forecasting plans and annual growth plan for Relief and development Portfolios in line with WVL strategy

The RAM strategy is in place and is aligned with the NO strategy and regularly updated

RAM unit is established and functional

Grants acquisition, management and compliance processes are well in place and functioning.

RAM Plan, business plan and Grants Growth charts are in place and regularly updated

Resource Acquisition/Internal and external liaison

Preposition and engage with internal and external donors/stakeholders based on the RAM business plan

Develop a Partnership strategy with local and international stakeholders and organizations based on strategic priorities

Engage with Support Offices (SOs) on RAM strategy objectives

Provide support to the WVL team’s and departments when needed in engaging with and developing individual donor relations

Liaise/partner with Middle East and Eastern Europe (MEER) Resource Development Unit (RDU) for grant lessons learned, capacity building and regional alignments

WVL is well informed about available opportunities and is able to partner with relevant stakeholders successfully

Relationships with donors/partners are strengthened and WVL becomes a partner of choice

SO’s are well informed and aware of WVL funding objectives and supportive

WVL NO and field teams are able to interact successfully with donors and stakeholders coordinated by the RAM unit

WVL grants portfolio is well presented and understood within the region

Grant Management

Supervise Grant Compliance and ensure grants management tools are in place, followed and functional according to standards

Grant compliance issues are prevented and oversight of grants performance in place

Grants reporting is up to date and timely in line with donor expectations and deadlines

Quality and timely grants reporting is ensured at all times

Facilitate Go-No-Go decisions for new grants and opportunities

RAM actively prepares and facilitates all Go / No-Go decision by the GAM committee

Capacity Building of Self and Staff along with Team Management

Familiarize one’s self on WV’s grant processes (i.e. Grant minimum standards and Proposal Pro online tool, and build GAM capacity of/ transfer knowledge to technical and field staff and Field)

Senior Leadership staff report having enough and relevant information from the RAM unit to drive strategic decisions

Effectively manage the performance of direct reports ensuring performance agreements, regular performance reviews, and annual appraisal are done. Ensure optimization of subordinates’ potentials through coaching, on-the-job training, and capacity building

Staff performance discussions are done regularly and development plans are documented and implemented

Security Management responsibilities

  1. Abide by the security procedures and policies and report any breaches

  2. Participate in personal safety training and completed the online security training as required


  • Post graduate university degree in social sciences, international development or equivalent

  • MA degree in social sciences, international development or equivalent

  • 5 years of experience in Grants Acquisition and Management

  • Knowledge of the program management cycle – design, monitoring and evaluation

  • Excellent written & spoken English. Arabic language is preferred

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, representation and negotiation skills;

  • Sound planning, time management and administrative skills

  • Ability to work under pressure, in a team, and for long hours if required

  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PPT and DB Software

  • Strong interest and understanding of issues related to poverty, civil society, health, child & youth development and humanitarian and emergency affairs

  • High sense of responsibility and attention to detail

  • Proven track record of coaching and capacity building

  • Cross cultural sensitivity and thorough understanding of the local context, cultural and political situation

  • Knowledge of several donor regulations

  • Experience in working in culturally diverse setting

  • Experience in working in Humanitarian and/or development

  • Full commitment to World Vision’s core values and mission statement.

  • Full adherence to World Vision Lebanon Child Protection, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies.

  • Full adherence to security protocols

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.

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All interested candidates need to visit the below website for further details regarding job requirements and major responsibilities:

Only applications received through this link will be considered.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: World Vision
  • Location: Bekaa | Beirut
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2016-04-03

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