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Grants & Partnerships Portfolio Manager

Global Evergreening Alliance

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 intensification projects in developing countries around the world.

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 core 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 to support vulnerable communities

The Role

Reporting to the Grants and Partnerships Manager, the Portfolio Manager engages with and develops strong relationships with diverse stakeholders and partners. The Portfolio Manager collaborates with other Alliance teams to secure grants, and facilitates the designs of multi-million dollar project proposals, funded by diverse donors and investors and working with multiple private and institutional agencies & research bodies.

Specifically, your responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying and determining suitable funding opportunities
  • Engaging stakeholders, member organisations and projects to assist proposal development
  • Ensuring technical, financial and programmatic quality of project concepts and designs
  • Consolidating stakeholder input for developing programming tools, frameworks and proposals
  • Analysing and summarising strategies, policies, guidelines and opportunities
  • Developing, designing and programs and projects aligned with the Alliance’s focus


You are ideally an experienced international development grants and partnerships portfolio manager, with experience in writing poverty alleviation/climate change mitigation and adaptation tenders, grants, bids, or proposals to a range of bilateral, multilateral, 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 will also have:

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in writing international development / poverty alleviation / climate change mitigation and adaptation tenders, grants, bids, proposals or similar documents to a range of bi-lateral, multi-lateral, corporate, philanthropic funders and investors.
  • Demonstrated high-level project and program design skills, including the development of appropriate theories of change, and log-frame and budget design.
  • Excellent writing skills, including the use of correct grammar and expression.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including the ability to engage and build and manage relationships with colleagues/stakeholders both internally and externally, and with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Tertiary qualifications, training and/or experience in environmental conservation, rural development, agriculture, climate change or similar.
  • Well-developed time management skills, and an ability to prioritise tasks, manage heavy workloads, and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and an ability to work independently, and as an effective team member, to achieve shared goals with a ‘can do’ attitude to your work.
  • Training and/or experience in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, or Business while not essential, would be an advantage.

Please find a complete Position Description attached below.

Submit your application via the Apply Now link below.

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.

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