Grant Portfolio & Contracts Manager

The LEGO Foundation
  • Location
    Billund, Denmark
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Oct 10

Position description

Would you like to use your experience with grant management and compliance within a global foundation? In this position, you will make full use of your analytical skills, work on philanthropic projects and collaborate with colleagues across the LEGO Foundation.

The LEGO Foundation (LF) shares a mission with the LEGO Group: to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow. We are a Danish-based international corporate foundation with a core team of dedicated employees with one shared passion: to make children’s lives better – and communities stronger – by making sure the fundamental value of play is understood, embraced and acted upon.

A unique team – and numerous stakeholders

You will be part of our Excellence team, working at the operational side of the foundation. You will work with the grant administration, with numerous internal stakeholders such as our three programmes, research, finance and legal - as well as our grantees globally.

Help realise the strategic direction of the foundation

You will help realise the strategic direction, ensuring clear agreements with external partners, such as UNICEF, BRAC and Brookings, assessing risks and securing compliance.

Supporting and developing central steps in the grant management process and system, you:

  • Contribute to a flexible professional grant management process in line with policies and external regulation;
  • Quality assure grant proposals, applications and contracts as well as evaluate external risks;
  • Maintain the system with stakeholder interfaces including a database of all grant supported projects;
  • Contribute to the negotiation and contracting process with partners to ensure clarity on agreements, milestones, deliverables and financial plans.


Experience within international development or the philanthropic industry

As a great collaborator, you present your constructive feedback to internal colleagues and guide your stakeholders for each grant. With a clear understanding of the world of a foundation and NGOs, you have:

  • A legal, project management or administrative background and 5+ years of experience from international development or the philanthropic sector;
  • Experience with compliance, grant management and/or management of donor funded projects;
  • Experience in development of request for proposals, project descriptions, terms of references in international context and performance follow up;
  • Experience with legal matters including contract drafting, reviewing, amending to ensure clarity on grant/service agreement descriptions, milestones, deliverables and financial plans.

English – fluent verbal and written – is a requirement and Spanish will be an advantage.

Embark with us on our journey

If you would like to join our team in Billund, Denmark, to embark with us on our journey, then please send us your complete application, including your CV and a short motivation letter.

  • This position was posted mid October 2018;
  • We take candidates into the recruitment process continuously and close the position down once we have found the right candidate;
  • Ideally starting date would be February 2019;
  • Please remember to attach your application and a current CV in English.

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