Grant Management & Project Planning Mentor

Assignment Code: PAU010955 

Assignment Title: Grant Management & Project Planning Mentor

Host Organisation: Cobargo Green Recovery Group Inc (CGRG)

Assignment Location: Remote - online

Duration: 3 Months

Proposed Start: 28 Jun 2021

Application Closing Date: 20 Jun 2021

Expression of Interest (EoI)

  • Are you passionate about the climate change, environment, community and future generations?
  • Do you have 10 + years of experience in working in business development or community development in local government?
  • Do you have experience in event or project management?
  • Are you willing to work in a challenging environment with limited resources?


ABV is working with Resilience NSW and NAB in providing business mentoring support for bushfire affected community not-for-profits and small business enterprises across the four Southern NSW LGAs of Bega Valley Shire Council, Eurobodalla Council, Queanbeyan Palerang and Snow Valleys Councils.  ABV are seeking your Expression of Interest and availability.


Primary Purpose of the Position

The Grant Management and Project Planning Mentor will work with the CGRG to develop a project and event management plan which also helps them to assess, manage and mitigate risk. The support will provide a plan for the CGRG as a group to manage the grant and project roll out effectively, as well as provide transparency for the funder, key stakeholders, and the community.


Partner Description

The Cobargo Green Recovery Group (CGRG) Incorporated were formed in June 2020 because of the Black Summer Bushfires. Their mission is to plant fire retardant trees at strategic buffer zones around Cobargo Village. They are also working with youth and youth agencies within the Bega Valley Shire Triangle Catchment in addressing youth trauma from the effects of Black Summer Bushfire. Youth activities include music events, outdoor recreational facilities, skate park, basketball court, BMX, and teaching youth how to connect to the natural environment through their green regeneration community projects.


Role responsibilities and deliverables

Work with the CGRG to:

  • Understand project goal, objectives, activities, technical information etc.
  • Understand the funding agreement terms and requirements.
  • Build an understanding of the risk management processes required to protect volunteers and project members from public liability and manage public health and safety during events.
  • Arrange a regular online mentoring schedule (e.g., conducted weekly via Zoom).
  • Work with project team members over the course of 10 -12 mentoring sessions to develop:
    • Their own project and event plan tied to resilience building outcomes as outlined in BCRRF proposal.
    • Clear guidelines and procedures for grant management and acquittal.
  • Engage in regular ABV volunteer group coordination meetings (online).



Over the course of the volunteer assignment, it is expected that the following will be delivered:

  • Initial consultation session with project team
  • Review/s of project proposal and funding agreement
  • Advice and support provided on development of:
    • grant management and acquittal guidelines and procedures
    • a project and event plan for implementation which considers risks, community consultation and other areas as identified by the project team.
  • Summary report of support provided to community project team/s


Selection criteria


Project Management, Risk Management, Project Design and Implementation or a related discipline.


Experience and skills:

  • Experience in project planning, community event planning and managing risk.
  • Experience in management of government grant funding at a community group level
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to be able to work productively with a range of local and technical/professional stakeholders.
  • Collaborative, team player with a positive can-do attitude
  • Experience working in community development context and/or community events is desirable


Personal Attributes: 

  • Patience, tolerance and flexibility
  • Trauma-awareness / empathy for working with disaster-affected communities
  • Comfort in building relationships remotely (using online communication channels)
  • Flexible availability to respond to peaks and troughs in work load dependent on community and volunteer group(s) support needs


Please submit your basic Expression of Interest here by no later than Sunday, 20 June 2021 confirmation of the following:

  • The role(s) you’re interested in + assignment code
  • You have the relevant skills and experience as outlined in the Selection Criteria.

*Please note: At this stage there is no need to write a response to selection criteria.

  • Your availability for the dates outlined in the job advert
  • Confirmation that you are a registered volunteer with ABV
  • If there are any special considerations we would need to make for you


What will happen next?

  • ABV will review all applications during week commencing – Monday, 21 June 2021
  • Shortlisted candidates will be sent a Terms of Reference (ToR) document (aka Assignment Description) and may be requested to return a detailed Expression of Interest (EoI) addressing the selection criteria in the ToR.
  • ABV will communicate with all candidates to let them know the outcome of their application.


ABV is an equal opportunity employer and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally & linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds are eligible to apply for this position.

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