Job Opportunities with World Vision Lebanon

World Vision Lebanon has worked with the vulnerable children of Lebanon, their families and communities, since 1975.

Currently, World Vision Lebanon has a commitment to bring hope and help to children and communities in the country through a range of holistic, integrated projects that promote change and improve well-being. Every year, about 300,000 children and adults benefit from World Vision Lebanon’s programmes, which currently operate in five regions throughout Lebanon.

Thank you for your interest in working with World Vision Lebanon!

VisionFund International, Investigations Director

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI/VF is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The VisionFund International (VFI) Investigations Director (ID) will implement a Global investigation strategy, an annual fraud risk assessment, and lead and direct investigations across the VFI network.

The ID will plan, organize, and manage, as required, all investigations of alleged and actual fraud (i.e. misappropriation, embezzlement, corruption, severe misconduct, mismanagement, misuse of resources, or abuse of authority) through careful collaboration with key stakeholders such as GC and Regional Legal Counsels, People & Culture (HR), Regional Management and the VFI Senior Leadership Team (SLT), on a need to know and do basis.

This position works to mitigate risks to the successful implementation of VFI’s 2030 Strategy through careful analysis of ongoing trends in fraud and corruption, and proactive assessment of VFI policies and procedures that combat these issues.

The incumbent will provide technical support, oversight and direction of investigations of fraud against VFI while sharing results with key stakeholders, including Senior Management Teams, and will ensure the growth and development of staff under his or her direction.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Investigations and Communication:

  • Oversee and/or conduct fraud investigations in accordance with ACFE and internal policy standards.

  • Prepare and present timely, factual, and complete reports on fraud allegations and trends as well as pending and completed investigations and follow up actions to the Global Director Internal Audit.

  • Ensure that all reported fraud allegations are shared with GC Legal, entered into the Integrity Protection Hotline (IPH) or Integrated Incident Management (IIM) system, and investigated according to the VFI Operations Policy.

  • Provide in-depth analysis on key fraud statistics, recurring trends, emerging risks, and other elements that will allow proactive mitigation of future fraud risks to VFI.

  • Where appropriate and necessary, this position will identify, engage and manage internal and external experts and ensure that investigation services are rendered in accordance with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Standards, WVI’s Ant-corruption Policy and WV Investigation protocols.

  • Maintain regular liaison with the WV Director of Global Investigations to provide updates on VFI investigations status.

Policy Development and Strategic Vision:

  • Develops global investigation strategy and fraud risk assessment dashboard to assist in the timely deterrence, detection, prevention, investigation and reporting of fraud, aligned to the WV GIU approach.

  • Leads and continues to build the capacity of VFI Investigations by establishing a credible system for ensuring independent and objective investigations of fraud allegations across the VFI Network.

  • Enforces investigations protocols and procedures, including policies, timelines, roles and responsibilities for initiating and conducting investigations of alleged fraud while forwarding allegations of misconduct, mismanagement, waste of resources and abuse of authority to business owners with respect to the principles of confidentiality, objectivity, and impartiality.

  • Responsible for providing and supporting ongoing fraud detection and awareness training to VFI entities to combat fraud and capitalize on lessons learned.

Staff Development and Training:

  • Establish succession and career advancement plans, including Christian commitment and spiritual development for direct reports and ensure that the same is done for their direct reports; guarantee that all staff in the reporting line obtains at least the annual minimum amount of continuing professional education (CPE) credits to maintain their professional certification(s).

  • Ensure that an effective training and capacity development strategy exists for all VFI Investigation staff (including Internal Audit staff in MFIs, who will be conducting the majority of investigations) through effective capacity building and training programs that address soft and leadership skills and technical competencies.

  • Ensure work-life balance is achieved through appropriate allocation of workload for investigations staff and having a sound analysis of productivity.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, criminal justice, or related field or law degree.

  • Must be a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and ideally also have either a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Accountant (CA) or Certified Internal Auditor certification.

  • Willing and able to travel up to 50% of the time.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Efficient in computer skills and data mining tools and digital technology.

  • Critical thinking and analytical skills.

  • Ability to work under a high level of stress and pressure.

  • 10-15 years relevant experience.

  • At least 5 years working in an internal or external investigation function for a global organization.

  • Experience managing staff on multiple projects and providing direction to team members.

  • Cross cultural experience working in sensitive and challenging environments and ones that may not embrace the need for change, and leading a virtual and cross cultural team.

  • Demonstrated ability to teach and train in both formal and informal processes.

  • CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner).

  • Fluency in English is essential. French or Spanish would also be advantageous.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Solid interpersonal skills, including listening and relationship building.

  • Data mining and analytics, including financial analysis.

  • Proficient Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access skills.

  • Proven record of leading and advising around fraud investigations in a corporate environment.

  • Proven experience in developing and advising on policies focused on risk.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 50% of the time.

Project Coordinator - UNICEF

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The purpose of the position is to coordinate the implementation of the “Education Coordinator” program in putting together project goals that meets World Vision standards and policies in addressing refugee needs in a sustainable manner that leaves considerable positive impact on the targeted beneficiaries.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

% Time

Description

End Result

60%

Manage and provide leadership for the Early Childhood Education team. (UNICEF)

  • Assure and coordinate the Implementation of the Early Childhood education project through regularly monitoring and updating project management tools (logframe, ITT, budget (including cash flows) and DIP)

  • Responsible for all aspects of the project’s daily management, including logistics, administration, security, visibility, community and beneficiaries liaison including provision of solutions to the project team

  • Ensure Project meets technical requirements including appropriate tools and curriculum for the targeted demographic.

  • Follow up with partner organizations when appropriate to monitor capacity and implementation quality.

  • Ensure procurement requests are presented on a timely basis to facilitate timely implementation of field activities, and adhering to both WVI and donor requirements in meeting the project objectives

  • Regularly review and update the project’s work plan with project manager.

  • Prepare and review agreements (MoUs) with all school partners.

  • Ensure that the needed material, rehabilitation and logistics of the determined locations is taking place.

  • Participate in periodic monitoring related to the impact of the project on the beneficiaries with support from the ELA unit.

  • Ensure smooth coordination and communication between the outreach teams and center supervisors;

  • Provide leadership, coaching, and capacity building for all project team.

  • Develop teamwork among the project staff, ensuring a conducive working atmosphere is created and opportunities provided to share lessons learned, experiences, observations and challenges to inform project management.

  • Together with the Project Manager, plan and provide opportunities for capacity building to project team in consultation with P&C Department to ensure coordinated technical and personal development.

Projects activities are implemented as per the developed action plan.

20%

Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to position World Vision within the Education Sector.

  • Work with other managers and coordinators to ensure crosscutting and multi sector program capacity.

  • Collaborate with Finance to review financial reports and maintain accurate spending reports and up-to-date budgets.

  • Conduct meetings with key stakeholders to engage them about the project interventions and agree on their contributions.

  • Network with local NGOs, municipalities, schools, community centers, and communitie

10%

Prepare, review, edit, and submit regular reports

Progress reports are done and submitted as per the required deadline

  • Maintain and keep daily records of the MOV means of verifications including attendance sheets, pre/post-tests, minutes of meetings, and evaluation documents are in place.

  • Provide regular updates to Education Project Manager

  • Provide input for grant/donor and programme milestone and reports to the Education project Manager.

  • Ensure the tracking of the referrals, weekly reports, notes and plan.

5%

Security management responsibilities:

Children attending the activities are protected and safe

  • Responsible for the security of project staff, ensuring that staff abide by WVL security procedures and policies. Report any security breaches as necessary.

  • Participate in personal safety training as required

  • Undertake any other duties as shall be delegated by the supervisor.

5%

Perform Other duties as required

  • Attend and participate in capacity building trainings locally and internationally.

  • Attend and participate in WVL’s spiritual nurture and other organizational events.

  • Responsible of own security and actively contribute to a positive security culture.

  • Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any incidents or breaches to line manager and / or security manager.

Perform other duties as assigned by the Line Manager

100%

Total

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Minimum three years of experience in management of Education projects, or specific experience with Early childhood education projects.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English, Arabic is an advantage.

  • Proven technical expertise in Children in Emergencies, Education, Early Childhood Education, or Child Protection.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel to field sites.

  • Strong program and budget management skills including project management cycle and tools.

  • Knowledge of the Education, Protection and Child Protection strategy in Lebanon with special emphasis on the Government of Lebanon Education strategy for the Syrian Refugees (RACE, LCRP).

  • Experience in implementing projects through local partners and providing direct technical support to local organizations.

  • Above average computer literacy in Microsoft Office package (incl. Excel), and holder of a valid driver’s license.

  • Familiar with core principles of Children Rights, Participation, Do No Harm, Community and Family Support as well as Education in Emergencies minimum standards (INEE);

  • Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment.

  • Good Communication and interpersonal skills with ability to network and negotiate with partners and government bodies

Policy and Advocacy Coordinator

PURPOSE OF POSITION

This position will contribute to implementation of the external engagement strategy and advocacy plan of World Vision Lebanon. It will re-enforce WVLs ability to credibly engage with national and local stakeholders (governmental entities, coalitions, civil society organizations, etc) helping WV leverage its presence, results and brand to ensure the following:

  1. Influence policies on child-wellbeing issues prioritized in WVL National Strategy (through policy briefs, research, campaigns, etc)

  2. Linking local level issues to national level policy change through coordination of advocacy initiatives and evidence gathering on common issues and needs,

  3. Lead on the planning and implementation of the It takes a World Campaign and provide technical support for linking local to national level advocacy and ensure children and community participation

Support the External engagement Director in high level External engagements and national level policy and advocacy efforts.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected

35 %

National Advocacy and Policy Influence

  • Understand the social, political and economic context of Lebanon and analyze the different arenas in which World Vision can conduct national level policy and advocacy and how this can be linked to national level systems reform.

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of WVL’s Advocacy Action Plan especially in the field of Child Protection and Child rights

  • Engage with national and local stakeholders and represent WVL at relevant national committees and events

  • Interacts and networks with other human rights-based NGOs and community organizations and national coalition groups as requested.

  • Provide ongoing, quarterly context analysis on national ministerial changes and/or opportunities for policy influence and reporting of advocacy initiatives

  • Support in development of policy briefs and publications for policy reform or implementation

  • Develop Case studies and provide input for WV’s participation in international consultations or conferences

  • Support in Development of MoUs and agreements with relevant CSOs and other stakeholders for advocacy and coordinate with them as relevant.

WV well represented in national platforms and civil society organizations mobilized for action

Maintain good relationships with relevant NGOs and external engagements reported and documented

WV is well informed around context, dynamics, national initiatives for ministerial engagements and developing national collaborations

Policy brief/statements developed and used of lobbying purposes.

PSM reporting of advocacy initiatives shows contribution of WV to advancement in national policies amendment and implementation

MoU developed as per minimum quality standards

15 %

Technical Support and Coordination with other teams

  • Support the technical leads specifically the child protection and advocacy technical lead in their advocacy engagements and development of advocacy messages on prioritized issues or emergency ones.

  • Collaborate with the ELA team and provide input on the research being developed and use evidence from our programming and assessments for advocacy.

  • Engage with GAM on fundraising for the ITAW campaign and support in the development of concept or interventions under ITAW which can be funded through grant funding as well as in their advocacy towards donors.

Local level advocacy efforts are linked to national level advocacy efforts and yield larger influence for WV and change or policies or implementation of existing policies and systems

Advocacy efforts are supported with evidence on issues, gaps, needs and impact of WVL’s programming

Funding for ITAW campaign and other advocacy efforts is secured and other donors briefed about out campaign and advocacy efforts

40%

Leading on implementation and reporting on of It takes a World Campaign

  • Coordinate with the technical team and field teams when leading national level initiatives and implementing the planned interventions for ITAW.

  • Work jointly with the communications team on the development of IEC material or media campaigns and public engagement activities in relation to the ITAW campaign and to support and policy initiatives or national events.

  • CP&A technical lead and ADP staff to implement their own child-led or community initiatives in relation to ITAW and link local to national level advocacy initiatives

  • Engage in regional meetings or calls around the It Takes a World Campaign

  • Ensure the documentation and reporting of initiatives relating to the takes a World Campaign in coordination with ELA

Ensure alignment of out ITAW campaign interventions at national level with the CP&A TP intervntions

Larger reach and visibility around WV ITAW campaign and outreach to different target audiences

Campaign incorporated in local level initiatives and local level advocacy . Participation and contribution of children and local communities in the

WV Lebanon engaged in regional calls and webexes and updates about progress of WVL shared

Reporting on ITAW campaign is in line with the evidence building plan developed for the campaign and international reporting guidelines and timelines

10%

General

Safety and Security responsibilities:

  • Responsible of own security and actively contribute to a positive security culture

  • Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any incidents or breaches to line manager and / or security manager

Other Duties:

  • Attend and participate in local and international capacity building events as needed

  • Attend and participate in spiritual nurture events and other organizational events

  • Perform other related tasks as required by the External engagement team

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor's degree and a Master degree in International affairs, public health, Law or other social sciences majors.

  • Very strong Facilitation and communication skills

  • Very strong ability to write, edit, and speak English (Previous experience writing, editing and/or publishing articles and taking photos)

  • A full commitment to World Vision’s core values and humanitarian mandate.

  • Full adherence to World Vision Lebanon Child Protection, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies.

  • Must be able to represent World Vision to major program stakeholders and donors in a highly professional manner, in person and in writing.

  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in international affairs, advocacy with Lebanese civil society

  • Ability to work with minimal direction, with team members as well as alone.

  • Experience of coordinating work between different stakeholders

  • Ability to cope with working in a dynamic and changing environment.

  • Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context

  • A full commitment to World Vision’s core values and mission statement.

  • Experience in planning and implementing advocacy campaigns and engaging with various audiences and coordinating projects with other local NGOs is preferred.

  • Experience in organizing events with Civil society and engaging in public campaigns

  • Good knowledge of human rights/child rights particularly in the Lebanese context

  • Good knowledge of child rights and development discourse

  • Can identify major stakeholders involved in child wellbeing matters in the country

  • Position requires in-country travel for up to 30 per cent of working hours.

  • Position requires availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours occasionally.

  • Position requires willingness and ability to continue to function during a crisis situation, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster. Also requires willingness to undergo World Vision and external training on how to respond to such emergencies, including first aid training.

  • Willingness to develop survival and security skills for various risks and challenges encountered in emergency situations.

  • Willingness to undergo first aid and security training

Regional Operations Director, VisionFund LAC

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI/VF is registered to operate.

Context of Position:

World Vision (WV) operates a number of different ministries to empower the poor in nearly 100 countries worldwide, and VisionFund International (VFI) is a subsidiary of WV responsible for running the network of microfinance institutions (MFIs). Microfinance is one of the ministries supporting economic development. It gives the ability to families who would otherwise not have access to financial services, loans to start businesses which in turn generate income to provide for their children’s education and family well being. Micro finance lending to the entrepreneurial poor is performed through over 30 Microfinance Institutions (MFI’s) globally and the VF network has outstanding loans of nearly $500m to over 1,000,000 clients impacting around 4 million children annually. At the heart of VFI’s work is ensuring that children are impacted positively and sustainably through microfinance.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

VisionFund is seeking a Regional Operations Director (“ROD”) to support and manage the execution of VisionFund’s strategy in the region. The Regional Head is responsible for ensuring the delivery of the ‘double bottom line’ of financial and social performance / impact in the region and delegates certain aspects to the Regional Operations Director who is more directly involved in supporting individual MFIs with achieving their financial and social impact targets.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Building Capacity in the MFI:

  • Supervise MFI CEOs under the Regional Operations Directors remit and manage performance expectations in support to local MFI and global VFI priorities, ensuring balanced achievement of MFI double bottom lines of social and financial performance.

  • Lead the delivery of business plans of individual MFIs. This includes monitoring, analysis, problem identification and recommendations that will ensure improved quality of delivery of financial services, improved control environment and increased alignment of strategy.

  • Lead the regional roll out of regional initiatives including how central services and regional banking software can be deployed to improve service to the MFI’s and their clients and to reduce costs and improve sustainability.

  • Provide timely, and responsive but prioritized consulting services for MFI issues and concerns, based upon an agreed terms of reference.

  • Provide clear and thorough analysis and subsequent recommendations for both the MFI management and VFI regional teams.

  • Work with the WV regional teams to ensure integration and alignment of VFI, MFI and WVNO strategies at the regional and national levels.

  • Ensure effective communication with the Regional Head and with relevent CEO’s when undertaking technical reviews and assessments.

  • Ensure that effective controls and the focus on the “double bottom line” are always assessed (even when not part of a particular terms of reference) and that issues are immediately raised.

Governance and Management:

  • As Regional Operations Director will require to take on a board role within an MFI.

  • The person is expected in their duties as a board member of an MFI to reflect the best interests of VFI and to make, where needed, decisions that support such a position.

  • Responsible for ensuring MFIs have well-operating boards and are in compliance with local laws, regulatory requirements and WV/VFI policies, procedures and directives.

Acting in a Management capacity within an MFI during staffing gaps:

  • If gaps are identified in the CEO, COO or CFO position that are likely to significantly impact the performance of the MFI and in particular put the MFI at risk then the Regional Operations Director will be required under the direction of the Regional Head to take on a management role in the MFI.

  • This can be up to 3 or 6 months while a suitable replacement is being recruited. During this period the ROD will take on the roles of the required position and will continue to report to the Regional Head, but may have an added reporting line into the MFI depending on the position.

Personal and Staff Development:

  • As a Christian VisionFund leader, facilitate the spiritual and professional development of MFI CEOs and direct reports.

  • Develop clear individual goals, manageable and measurable targets and ongoing feedback and support to achieve them.

  • Provide timely and regular staff performance coaching & feedback as well as an annual review of performance and individual development plans.

  • Attend weekly virtual operations meetings and other meetings as required by the regional director.

  • Participation in chapel and devotions

In some cases, the ROD may have responsibility for Security as Focal Point for the region.

ROD will carry out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned, including administrative and planning functions both within and outside the region.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business or Economics, or equivalent level of knowledge gained through work experience.

  • Understanding of balance sheet risk management including interest rate risk, liquidity risk and foreign exchange risk as well as bank funding processes and contracting.

  • Solid understanding of financial reporting and performance measurements and planning/forecasting.

  • 10+ of experience in leadership roles in Microfinance/Financial Inclusion. At least 5 of which as CEO or General Manager of an MFI.

  • Thorough knowledge and extensive experience or exposure working directly with governance entities /Board of Directors and compliance.

  • Proven record of process optimization and strengthening for operational effectiveness in MFIs.

  • Cross-cultural working experience in at least two countries in the region.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Spanish is essential.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • MBA or similar Masters degree.

  • Project Management.

  • Credit Risk Management.

  • Project Management experience.

  • Board member experience is preferred.

  • Marketing and Financial Services development experience.

  • Training experience desirable.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 60% of the time. Most travel will be within the specific region, with periods of up to six months in a leadership role in an MFI. Occasional travel to other regions / global conferences or meetings.

Digital Transformation Leader

*Position location open. To be based within a jurisdiction (country or US State) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision’s global strategy ‘Our Promise’ sets a bold agenda for change to deepen our commitment to the world’s most vulnerable children. Over the past 3 years we have made strong progress towards this goal however we now recognise the need to accelerate efforts to build digital capability across the organisation.

In order to bring about the global changes necessary, the WVI President and CEO recently established a new Digital Innovation Team (DIGIT) to define a vision for World Vision’s future digital state, find and accelerate projects that take us towards that future state; and create new capabilities addressing opportunities which fall outside the scope of other World Vision entities and teams. To support DIGIT in its mission, a new Initiative Leader for Digital Transformation Leader role has been created to partner with the best digital minds from across the organization, align the organisation to a single vision of a digital future and oversee a portfolio of projects that will help us achieve break through solutions in the following areas:

  • Digital for Field Impact – Leveraging disruptive opportunities to solve problems in new ways, achieving greater reach or deeper impact and using human-centered design approaches to enrich beneficiary/partner interactions with World Vision empowering them to be active participants in their development journey.

  • Digital for In Market Delivery – Applying digital-first disciplines to ensure supporter-centric data/services are analyzed and provided in ways that are relevant to specific market segments, resonate with supporter needs and are relevant in a digital marketplace.

  • Digital for Demonstrating Impact – Building end-to-end capacity to adopt digital-first approaches to organizational problem solving, standardizing data architecture, simplifying data collection at all levels, harnessing AI and automation, and analysing outputs to identify and prioritize additional efforts only where they generate value in the field or market.

DIGIT’s program of work is highly visible within all ranks of World Vision as it has potential to radically transform the way it operates at a global scale. The Digital Transformation Leader represents the operational execution of DIGIT and its initiatives, influencing leaders across the Partnership to align to a single vision of our digital future, modelling new ways to execute with excellence, at pace, and drive outcomes that enable DIGIT to fulfil its vision.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Define and provide leadership to the Partnership’s vision of a digital future:

  • Clearly articulate a vision for World Vision’s digital future that harnesses current and near term digital innovations to transform field impact, donor experience and operational effectiveness.

  • Align the organization to the vision for the Digital Future, acting as a champion, credible expert and influencing senior leaders to gain buy in and support to enact difficult changes required in order to harness digital solutions in support of the Partnership’s global strategy Our Promise.

  • Build effective, trusting relationships with critical partners within and without the Partnership to enable digital transformation.

  • Provide strategic advice and guidance to the Partnership of digital possibilities, choices, trade-offs and risks.

  • Lead the Partnership strategy for data working closely with WV IT and other business owners to establish roles and responsibilities for best practice data management.

  • Provide oversight to a broad and emergent body of work required to move the Partnership closer to its digital future.

  • Work in Partnership with Global Marketing & Communications, the Strategy Realisation & Innovation team, Support Office partners, relevant Global teams and Field Offices to understand current use and adoption of digital approaches and identify latent capacity that is globally distributed across the Partnership.

  • Establish effective external relationships required to help World Vision achieve its digital future.

  • Establish and oversee numerous high performing, transient teams leveraging existing latent skills, dedicated staffing where possible and external partners as required.

Assure high quality outcomes from the newly formed Digital Innovation Team (DIGIT):

  • Ensure the DIGIT has a clearly defined working agenda and governance processes in place to delivery high quality decisions at pace that maximise the resources available.

  • Collaborate with internal partners to determine how DIGIT’s global reach and resources can be best used to accelerate Our Promise.

  • Develop a shared strategy, architecture, and roadmap to help manage key milestones in the evolution of DIGIT’s portfolio.

  • Track, analyze, report and assure delivery of all DIGIT portfolio outcomes.

  • Manage priorities of all DIGIT projects and initiatives, overseeing various operational models from dedicated scrum teams / squads through to more distributed delivery teams embedded within existing structures.

  • Act as the main point of contact for all business partners, stakeholders as well as the primary driver of communication regarding DIGIT activities.

  • Oversee the delivery of business value through various program increments.

  • Report back to DIGIT and other World Vision stakeholders on the overall status and heath of portfolio projects.

Responsible for the delivery of DIGIT projects:

  • Facilitate key decision making, prioritization and initiation of projects.

  • Support internal partners with business case development and project proposals.

  • Define and handle project delivery criteria and report on the realization of project success.

  • Identify and help remove blockers escalating quickly to maintain momentum.

  • Identify and communicate potential risks.

  • Drive cross capability coordination & planning with other project managers and leads.

  • Ensure the creation of project related artifacts and other relevant documentation such as delivery plans, technical documentation and reporting.

  • Partner with fellow DIGIT members, Program Managers, Project Managers, and Vendor(s) to progress the organizational digital agenda.

  • Demonstrate progress towards reducing the $100m cost of data collection in the field.

Develop and introduce a data strategy that supports the Partnership’s digital future:

  • Work with WVIT and other critical partners to establish best in class systems and processes for effective data management.

  • Build organizational capability required to harness data across all parts of the organization.

  • Working with WVIT, establish effective data architecture, infrastructure and governance to ensure Partnership data is fit for purpose and enables us to get the most value from our end-to-end data – from field impact, operational, organizational effectiveness and market analytics.

  • Work with the Global Impact team to accelerate the adoption and use of standard field indicators as a critical dependency for the Digital Future as defined by the DIGIT.

  • Identify opportunities to leverage existing datasets to develop minimum viable products in support of the broad DIGIT agenda and specific desire to transform field data collection and create new market focused fundraising / user experience products.

Drive the adoption of innovative and disruptive technologies to support World Vision’s transformation into a digital first organisation and culture:

  • Keep up to date with the latest digital and technology trends and understands how they can be used to further World Vision’s mission and drive organizational growth.

  • Build support for digital adoption by articulating and demonstrating the experiences, efficiencies, and potential benefits that digital solutions enable.

  • Working with the Strategy Realisation and Innovation team, harness innovation best practice from across the Partnership in support of the DIGIT agenda and desire to accelerate Our Promise by scaling high potential digital solutions.

  • Actively promote and drive the use of disruptive digital technologies to uplift and accelerate World Vision’s digital capability.

  • Advance existing technologies by innovating on their use cases, extending existing capabilities, and adapting new best practices to create increasing value.

  • Understand the value of technology and its capability to transform legacy processes and operating models.

Promote Agile ways of working to accelerate speed to market and drive operational efficiencies:

  • Actively demonstrate agile working approaches, modelling potential benefits of adopting these approaches and creating organizational demand through high quality results.

  • Live out new ways of working to rapidly deliver value without being held back by legacy processes or operating models.

  • Provide guidance and direction on the use of Agile practices to deliver and support in an effective way for all DIGIT initiatives.

  • Iterate on processes, leading continuous improvement and adoption across the organization.

  • Actively work towards a culture that fosters digital innovation by championing, promoting, and adopting grassroots innovation within day-to-day work, team activities, and the organization as a whole.

  • Partner with People & Culture to embed digital mindsets and behaviours within routine operations and existing capability tools / frameworks.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Education/Experience:

  • Proven experience in a Digital Portfolio, Digital Programme or Digital Transformation role with hands on technical delivery skills.

  • Strategic leader with successful track record of leading digital transformation within a complex international context.

  • 10+ years of professional experience working within digital agency/consultancy, ecommerce or IT environment.

  • 5+ years hands-on Agile experience in advanced, large-scale agile settings applying Agile principles, practices and theory.

  • Experience preparing and developing executive level communications.

  • Knowledge of agile software development processes i.e., rapid prototyping, A/B testing, MVP development, test automation, API development, DevOps and CD/CI.

  • Shown ability to connect diverse individuals with different goals, facilitate productive discussion and action.

  • Past success in creating high performance teams, inspiring and empowering them to achieve results.

  • Strong working knowledge of program software (MS project, Jira).

  • Bachelors’ degree in Business, Computer Science or a related field.

  • Change management experience.

  • Ability to achieve results despite high levels of ambiguity.

  • Highly developed influencing skills and demonstrated ability to align stakeholders to an emergent plan.

Competencies/Capabilities:

  • Strong collaboration, listening, written and verbal communication skills, including an ability to clearly influence with key stakeholders.

  • Ability to work with multiple projects/product teams with challenging priorities.

  • Solid understanding of strategic technology-based solutions, particularly those that support wide scale digital transformation and other customer centric applications.

  • Can work autonomously across challenging geographical circumstances.

  • Ability to discern what of the vast universe of digital capability will deliver the best organisational value and outcomes.

  • Ability to influence organisational shifts and change at the highest level, modelling desired behaviour and achieving high quality results.

Work Environment:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel internationally up to 50% of the time.

Sr. Director, Program Quality and Resource

*Preferred position location: Washington D.C. or Geneva, Switzerland. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*No Relocation Assistance available"

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Grant Acquisition & Portfolio Management:

  • Relationship management of multi-lateral donors, strategic planning and portfolio management of approximately $184 million USD Global Fund grants portfolio. Manages risk, increases donor satisfaction and builds capacity and interest with Field Offices to successfully grow and win identified WV health grant opportunities.

Sector Management:

  • Supervises technical specialists for WVI Health and Nutrition programme quality, innovation, multilateral grant resource acquisition and portfolio management. Helps ensure that sector strategy is aligned to WVI strategy and informed by internal and external best practice, and that quality of programming is consistent and high. Advises the Global Sector Leader broadly on sector business functions.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy:

  • Directs a multi-year resource development strategy and business process for multilateral health grants acquisition and management that aligns with WV Partnership Strategy and policy, and with donor, coordinating across multiple entities of the World Vision Partnership.

Sector Management:

  • In collaboration with the Global Sector Lead for Health and Nutrition, ensure that the (1) latest Health & Nutrition Sector Approach and 2) Global Fund portfolio business plans are fully reflective of internal and external strategic priority.

  • Advise the H&N GSL (Partnership Leader) broadly on strategic and operational direction of the health and nutrition team.

  • Provide oversight, supervision and coaching for the Global Fund Coordinator and GC Senior Advisor for Quality and Innovation.

Quality and Innovation:

  • Provides leadership for the sector in improved organizational culture of programmatic quality improvement and innovation in the Health and Nutrition sector.

  • Ensures WV’s technical resources and standards in Health, Nutrition align with and/or exceed industry norms.

  • Ensures that iterative programme design and implementation learning is conducted across prioritized programmes.

  • Ensures the regular and systematic identification, documentation and dissemination of evidence-based programme innovations from the scientific literature, WV’s sector programme portfolio, and other INGO’s and partners’ reports, especially those that are scalable in the WV context.

  • Identifies and provides resources to assist implementation of new, revised/improved mechanisms for monitoring, assuring and improving program quality.

Global Fund Grant Acquisition and Portfolio Management:

  • Provides leadership in the donor engagement and portfolio management, with the Global Fund with portfolio value of $184 million USD.

  • Lead regular review, update and implementation of the Global Fund grant portfolio operational plan, business process and WVI Partnership policies for the Global Fund.

  • Provide regular technical assistance (acquisition, Legal, compliance, risk management) to WVI Partnership entities (SOs and NOs) on Global Fund strategy, policies, and grant acquisition and management processes.

  • Ensure broad capacity building, knowledge sharing and learning across the Global Fund and other multilateral grants portfolio for continual quality improvement.

  • Provide direction, oversight and WVI Partnership coordination for performance monitoring, quality assurance, knowledge management, and reporting of the Global Fund grant portfolio.

  • With Evidence and Learning, ensure increased analysis and reporting (monitoring, evaluations, case studies) of evidence of WV contribution to global health SDG through the grants portfolio.

WVI Health Grant Portfolio External Representation:

  • Establish and maintain productive relationships with major donor representatives and institutions.

  • Represents WVI’s interests to multilateral donors such as the Global Fund, WHO, and World Bank.

Stewardship and Administration:

  • Maintain a global view of revenue streams to support Health and Nutrition programming and opportunity. Measure extent to which resourcing opportunities meet ministry needs and impact child wellbeing.

  • Support the Global Sector Lead and Senior Director of Health and Nutrition on budget planning and monitoring for Health and Resource Development cost centers.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Master of Public Health, Public Administration or similar.

  • 15 years of experience in operational programming for health, nutrition, and related sectors.

  • Strong knowledge and experience (10 years) in public health including maternal, child and adolescent health and infectious disease (HIV, TB, malaria).

  • Significant experience supervising people and leading high performing teams.

  • Strong experience in external engagement and grant acquisition with major institutions and donors in health and nutrition, (experience with the Global Fund, preferred).

  • Significant experience in grant acquisition and management including proposal preparation, donor and partner negotiations, programme design, budgeting, implementation planning, monitoring, audit, start-up and close-out.

  • Familiar with major institutional donors, their regulations and guidelines.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience and ability to develop and implement strategy, supervise and develop staff and direct and influence diverse stakeholders in goal achievement.

  • Excellent networking skills and experience with established networks in the public health, relief and development communities.

  • Some experience with evaluation and research in public health (e.g., MNCAH, TB, HIV, malaria).

  • Strong verbal and representational skills with particular facility in interacting with UN offices, high-level governmental institutional representatives and professionals in global health.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Fluency in French or Spanish preferred.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.

Senior Monitoring and Evalutation Coordinator

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The Senior Evidence, Learning and Accountability (ELA) Coordinator is responsible to manage a functional Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) system and structure for the priority sectors in World Vision Lebanon, while providing technical guidance to the ELA coordinators supporting these sectors. The role is expected as well to build the capacity on MEAL-related requirements, principles and standards and to provide guidance to the relevant sectoral programmes and operations teams in designing, monitoring, accountability and learning, as well as supports World Vision Lebanon’s strategies and the One Syria Response strategy. The ELA coordinator also works with the ELA Manager in providing support to the roll-out of LEAP 3, Technical Programmes, Strategy Process, national baselines, evaluations, and evidence building agenda, in addition to standardizing ELA processes and tools for all sectors.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected

16%

Provide support in the following processes (Evidence building agenda, One Syria Response, WVL’s strategy, project cycle management according to LEAP 3 standrads, overall MEAL system set-up, ad-hoc requests…)

ELA team is supported, ensuring learning throughout the process.

10%

Lead baseline and evaluations tasks for Technical Programmes at field level (contribution to baseline/evaluation TOR & design, coordination, tools' revision, report review, workshop…)

Baselines and Evaluations for TP are well led and completed on time, abiding by MEAL guidelines and sector standards.

4%

Oversee project specific evaluations and baselines at field level (revision of ToR, sign off on methodology and tools, sign off on final report…)

Project specific evaluations and baselines are well led and completed on time, abiding by MEAL guidelines and donor standards.

5%

Provide technical input to Technical Programmes, Area Programmes and CESP development (logframes and MEAL narrative)/re-designs

TPs, APs, and CESP redesigns are completed with quality logframes abiding by MEAL guidelines and sector standards.

4%

Contribute in the consolidation of the broader MEAL system in terms of SOPs, guidelines and tools development.

SOPs, guidelines and tools for WVL’s M&E system are set.

4%

Ensure standardization and roll out of MEAL processes and tools for all sectors at field level

Standard MEAL processes and tools for all sectors are implemented in the South, Beirut and North areas.

10%

Lead the proposal development process in terms of MEAL input (logframe, budgeting for MEAL activities and staffing, MEAL narrative plan, etc.) and use of lessons learned

Proposals are submitted with good quality and measurable indicators.

2%

Synthesize data from outcome monitoring studies (including PIMs, FSOMs, pre-post tests,…) to generate a report

Outcome Monitoring report is generated with good quality and synthesis of data.

2%

Lead the planning of the Syria Strategy Impact Assessment at field level, as per the requirements of the One Syria response

Impact assessment is well led and completed on time, abiding by One Syria response guidelines.

4%

Contribute to the MEAL related component of the Child Well-Being Report, as well as to the MEAL related component of Syria Crisis External Impact Report

CWBR and Syria Crisis External report are submitted with good quality including all relevant sector specific information from field level.

1%

Plan for the roll-out of output-level monitoring at field level (conduct training and capacity building for field Operations staff)

Operations staff capacities in output level monitoring are improved.

1%

Oversee the lessons learned events process for projects (provide guidance to ELA Coordinators)

Lessons learned events are supported with MEAL evidence and are well documented.

8%

Attend relevant internal and external meetings

Information and updates specific to the MEAL unit and/or sector of interest is shared with relevant staff.

4%

Attend internal and external trainings, workshops, events, etc.

MEAL capacities and competencies are strengthened.

1%

Conduct project site visits occasionally

Monitoring field work and identifying challenges is done regularly.

14%

Team Management of ELA (coaching and providing technical guidance, meetings, follow-up, support, troubleshooting, review and feedback provision for plans and deliverables)

Manage performance agreement and reviews for the direct reports as well as own.

Team is working within supportive environment and coached for better performance.

Performance Agreements and Reviews are finalized on time, and discussed with relevant managers/supervisors and staff members.

8%

Ensure proper records and filing of accountability data.

Work closely with Accountability officer and sector stakeholders to define and organize information per project

Compile and submit timely Accountability reports to relevant sector leads

Accountability framework (included in the MEAL framework is operationalized)- Implementation of Accountability mechanism across all project in compliance to WVI standards and donor’s requirements

2%

Manage relevant Human Resources, finance and procurement related matters (recruitment discussions, Payment orders, recruitment of casual workers, …)

HR, finance and procurement guidelines are implemented and abided by.

100%

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, International Development Studies, Public Health, Community Development or any relevant professional qualification. Masters degree is a plus

  • Experience in managing and implementing MEAL systems in development and humanitarian contexts, including qualitative and quantitative approaches to baselines, monitoring and evaluations.

  • Proven ability to lead and work effectively with others to achieve results, with strong people leadership/management abilities and skills for managing and working in teams

  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills for planning, monitoring, evaluation, learning, and accountability

  • Good knowledge about research philosophies, principles, statistical definitions, scientific tools and techniques

  • Proven networking and representation skills at a senior level

  • Excellent knowledge of information presentation techniques (graphing, charting, tabling etc.), data processing and analysis, and interpretation skills

  • Experience in training and facilitation

  • Good knowledge of and experience with humanitarian guidelines and principles.

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure

  • Organization, planning, and time management skills

  • Detailed oriented and able to verify data quality

  • Very good knowledge of statistical packages (SPSS, Excel, etc.)

  • Ability to synthesize data for use for organizational learning

  • Overall at least 4 years of experience in a similar role working in MEAL processes, with a focus on both response and development settings.

  • Valid driving license (in Lebanon) for more than 2 years is required.

  • Excellent written English, with fluency in speaking Arabic and English.

  • Ability to write excellent quality reports in English is required.

  • Minimum two years of supervisory experience in MEAL processes

  • Knowledge of ODK database/SMAP server

  • Demonstrable understanding and experience of gender and diversity issues

  • Demonstrated good skills in team management

  • Good contextual knowledge of local community and social/cultural constraints, realities and organizational relationships for effective project design and implementation

  • Understands fundraising, relief, development and advocacy issues, including operational consequences

  • Understands international standards in humanitarian protection and accountability (e.g. HAP, SPHERE, Red Cross, Code of Conduct, etc)

  • The position requires 70% of the time to be office based.

  • The position requires willingness to travel to field (at least 30% of the time field based).

  • The position requires willingness and ability to continue to function during a crisis, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster.

  • The position requires availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours occasionally.

  • The position requires ability to attend and participate in capacity building opportunities, trainings and meetings locally and internationally as required by the organization.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE ROSTER

*We have consolidated World Vision's Emergency Response Roster. If you have previously applied your information has been retained and is in our database; do not reapply.

*Answer all questions on the application to be considered for the Emergency Response Roster; country location to be determined based on response.

*If you do not meet minimum eligibility requirements, we invite you to support and help through prayer and donations.

World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster is comprised of highly experienced and vetted humanitarian aid professionals available for short term, medium term, and long term emergency response assignments with World Vision. This roster allows World Vision to more rapidly identify and hire for key positions in its humanitarian response offices.

If selected, eligible applicants will first be fully vetted and then approved for the Emergency Response Roster. As vacancies arise in our humanitarian offices, roster members will be considered for employment opportunities.

If you have the required experience and would like to work with us helping protect lives, restore dignity, and renew hope, we’d love to hear from you.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements for all Emergency Response Roster Positions:

  • 5+ years of cross cultural humanitarian emergency experience outside of your home country.

  • Minimum 2 years experience serving successfully in fragile or unstable environments.

  • Experience directly managing staff during humanitarian emergency responses.

  • Ability to work long hours in stressful environments with a variety of skilled professionals.

  • Demonstrated management of budgets in emergency response settings.

  • Willing to serve unaccompanied; most likely in a team house setting.

  • English proficiency; written and verbal.

  • Grant Acquisition Management experience in your personalized expertise.

  • Strong track record in developing good working relationships with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies.

Below are the World Vision Emergency Response Roster positions that are currently open and accepting applications. If a position matching your background and interests is not listed, we encourage you to check back often as a more appropriate roster position may be listed and accepting applications at that time.

When submitting your application to World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster, please indicate in your cover letter / application which roster position you would like to be considered for.

Director positions currently accepting applications (must have 5-7+ years’ in response leadership role):

  • Response Director

  • Operations Director

  • Programmes Strategy & Development Director

Manager/Specialist positions currently accepting applications (must have 5+ years’ related experience):

  • Communication and External Engagement Manager

  • Human Resources Manager

  • Support Services Manager

  • Finance Manager

  • Information Management Manager

  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Humanitarian Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager

  • Grant Acquisition and Management Manager

  • Cash Programming Manager/Specialist

  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Manager/Specialist

  • Health Manager/Specialist

  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager/Specialist

  • Nutrition Manager/Specialist

  • Education in Emergencies Manager/Specialist

  • Livelihoods Manager/Specialist

  • Protection Manager/Specialist

  • Child Protection ManManager/Specialist