IUCN manages a large number of grant-making facilities, designed as part of individual projects. Currently, at least 32 projects use grant-making as a delivery mechanism worldwide and the portfolio continues to grow.
However, there is no established global responsibility for the overall portfolio of grant-making in IUCN and there is no global IT solution. This has led to each grant-making facility to develop its own processes and IT solutions, spending both project and core funds.
IUCN now aims to develop an IUCN-wide solution for delivering a grants management platform globally. A Charter has been drafted to guide its development and a Steering Committee has been set up to provide direction.
The IUCN Grants Management System Product Manager will play a crucial role in assessing the current needs for a global platform and in designing and implementing the different phases of this project.
This position will be required to undertake the following tasks: