EOI Grants Manger - ASPP

Australia
Apply by 8 April 2018
Senior-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 12 March 2018

Job Description

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Overview
Currently, DFAT has two development-through-sport investments: the Pacific Sports Partnerships (PSP) program (2009-2017) and the Asian Sports Partnerships (ASP) program (2015-2017). PSP is a $4 million annual program that supports 15 sports across nine countries. ASP is a $2 million annual program that supports 18 sports across 18 countries. Both the PSP and ASP utilise Australian expertise in sports to make a positive impact on developing communities and promote a positive perception of Australia in the region.

Following an independent evaluation of the PSP and the ASP, DFAT intends to establish one regional Asia-Pacific sports for development program - Australian Sports Partnerships Program (ASPP) is the working title. The investment will be funded at $6 million per year, which includes management costs and direct grants to sporting and other implementing organisations. The program will be implemented for up to 10 years commencing in 2018, with an initial period of four years and two possible extensions of three years (4+3+3). If both extensions are exercised the program will end in 2028.

The ASPP will contribute to the Sport Diplomacy and Soft Power Strategy to provide vital development outcomes by increased sports participation to reduce the levels of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), advance the position of people with disability (PWD), enhance social cohesion (nationally and internationally) and bridge the gap in equality of women and girls.

Role
Palladium is currently seeking EOIs for a full time Grants Manager. The Grants Manager will have overall responsibility for the strategic and operational performance of the ASPP, ensuring the effective delivery of the Scope of Services within the terms of the Head Contract between DFAT and Palladium.

Responsibilities of the Grants Manager will include:
* Designing a new, flexible and innovative grant funding model.
* Managing grant applications and undertaking an unbiased, fair selection process for potential partners.
* Supporting grant requirements and respective grant recipients.
* Identify and develop strategies to optimise the grants administration and management process.
* Provide oversight and direction to other program staff to ensure effective integration of the ASPP team.
* Provide oversight on financials, reporting and other administrative functions as required by Palladium to ensure effective and efficient operation of the program.
* Provide detailed reports to DFAT with respect to the programs progress, outstanding issues and outcomes.
* Ensure the functional integration and implementation of the Program’s various strategies and associated monitoring, evaluation and learning plan.
* In consultation with DFAT, work to ensure that possible synergies across the Aid Investment Portfolio are developed through Program activities.
* Carry out any other duties as requested by the Palladium Contractor Representative.

Requirements
* A passion for Sports as a tool to enhance vital development outcomes.
* In-depth understanding of Sports for Development in challenging country contexts.
* Extensive experience in grant management and/or innovation funding models.
* Experience with DFAT and/or government project.
* Excellent project management skills with experience in managing and supervising administrative projects.
* Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to make connections with key stakeholder.

About the Organization

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

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