Grant Support Consultant


Open until filled

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls, emails or messages please.

1. Background

ChildFund Rugby partners to use rugby as a powerful tool to create positive social impact that supports children and young people to play, learn, and lead.

ChildFund Rugby’s partners use Pass It Back, a set of integrated rugby and life skills learning products, so that children and young people in vulnerable communities have the opportunity to develop critical social and emotional skills, which ensure they are better equipped to overcome challenges, inspire positive social change, and take leadership roles in their lives.

ChildFund Rugby is World Rugby’s global Social Impact Partner, a multi-year partnership that builds on previous partnerships across four consecutive Rugby World Cup events.

For more information on ChildFund Rugby’s partnerships, visit here.

ChildFund Rugby is led by ChildFund Australia on behalf of the ChildFund Alliance – a global network of 12 organisations which assists almost 23 million children and their families in 70 countries.

2. Purpose 

The purpose of this Consultancy is to deliver outputs related to grant opportunity identification and grant application preparation.

Output 1: Review multiple identified grant opportunities and provide recommendations for ‘go/no go’ decisions. 

Output 2: Complete and submit applications for identified grant opportunities. 

3. Deliverables and Timetable 

ChildFund Rugby is seeking to have a range of grant applications submitted over the coming 12 month period. Each application will be supported by ChildFund, the proposed implementing partner and other relevant partners/stakeholders.

This will require the following steps:

i) Familiarisation with the grant opportunity, parameters, requirements, eligibility and history, and work to date on similar opportunities.

ii) Lead coordination with the ChildFund Rugby Team to collect information needed for the application. 

iii) Complete a first draft of the proposal. This will include ensuring that review opportunities are provided to relevant ChildFund staff, and that the technical and compliance requirements of the proposal are met. Once a first draft of the proposal is complete, ChildFund will coordinate and lead a consultation process across relevant partners/stakeholders.

iv) Update proposal with amendments or changes as needed based on feedback from the consultation process.

v) Upon completion of step 4, a formal sign-off process from all relevant partners/stakeholders (including ChildFund) will be completed. 

vi) Submit the proposal and supporting documents as required.

ChildFund Rugby aims to repeat this process several times during the period and seeks grant writers who can become familiar with products and processes to be able to support this work as opportunities are identified. 

4. Management and Reporting Arrangements 

The Consultant will report to the Deputy Director.  This position can be located in any country where an applicant has an existing right to work.

5. Confidentiality 

All discussions and documents relating to this ToR will be treated as confidential by the parties. 

6. Child Safeguarding 

The successful applicant will be required to comply with ChildFund Australia’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures and to sign a Code of Conduct. The consultant will also be required to have in place relevant background and/or criminal checks.

7. Counter-Terrorism 

ChildFund Australia acknowledges its obligation under the Australian laws relating to counter-terrorism. In order to meet its obligation, the consultant’s name will be reviewed against Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and National Security Australia lists at the onset of any financial relationship. 

8. Acknowledgment and Disclaimer 

ChildFund, its Board and staff make no express or implied representation or warranty as to the currency, reliability or completeness of the information contained in this ToR. Nothing in this ToR should be construed to give rise to any contractual obligations or rights, expressed or implied, by the issue of this ToR or the submission of Expression of Interest in response to it. No contract would be created until a formal written contract is executed between ChildFund and a selected consultant. 

9. Selection Criteria 

Qualifications and Experience 

– Track record of successful grant applications for development organisations;

– Organised, methodological and detail-oriented;

– Fluency in written and spoken English, with other relevant languages and advantage;

– Understanding and experience of Sport for Development, in particular the interface between development and sports organisations;

– Strong communication, coordination, facilitation and reporting skills;

– Experience of working with partner organisations working in varied business, cultural and country contexts.

In-line with our values, diversity of people and ideas is critical to our work and our success.  We strive for a team culture that is welcoming, inclusive, and supportive. Childfund is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and strongly encourages people from all backgrounds, abilities, and identities to apply for vacancies.

For applications from businesses, we encourage those headed by women and people with disabilities, as well as those active in promoting inclusion in the workplace, to apply.

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