World Vision International

Job Opportunities in Lesotho

World Vision Lesotho (WVL) was legally established in 1987, even though the Ministry dates as far back as 1976 when WV began child sponsorship in 2 primary schools under the auspices of WV South Africa. Between 1987 and 1995 WVL's model of development was through Community Development Programmes (CDPs). In 1987 with the support of the Methodist Church, as a local partner, a small coordination Office was established.

World Vision Lesotho currently has 17 Area Development Programmes (ADP's) that are implemented using the integrated holistic approach, Communities within these areas elect grassroots committees to add value and increase the impact on the well being of children. This is supported through two funding streams, namely Child Sponsorship and Grants ( Non Sponsorship).

Current Opportunities

National Director, WV Lesotho

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

  • To provide overall strategic and operational leadership for World Vision Lesotho.

  • Strategically lead, develop and direct the implementation of all aspects of World Vision Ministry in Lesotho as an effective member of the Partnership in line with Twin Citizenship principles to ensure high Ministry quality and high impact on the field; Be accountable for all of the above.

  • Ensure that WV’s ministry is directly contributing to the sustained well-being of children and the fulfillment of their rights within families and communities.

  • Represent WV to all donors, project partners, other WV Partnership offices and divisions, local Government, Church representatives and non-governmental organizations serving according to given Power of Attorney.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Spiritual Leadership:

  • Ensure that WV Lesotho has high quality Christian Commitment strategy and operations plan and they are appropriate for country context.

  • Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, Ministry and integrity though lifestyle and work relationships, and provide spiritual guidance to staff on the Vision, Mission and WV Core Values.

  • Participate and lead regular devotional meetings.

Ministry Performance:

  • Ensure high quality and high impact on the field by leading in a way that WV Lesotho programs are achieving expected annual targets on sustainable basis in line with strategic priorities.

  • Ensure adequate resources are acquired and managed to meet and enable quality program implementation.

  • Ensure the highest standards of quality and accountability through compliance with World Vision policies and standards and international standards for emergency response, disaster mitigation, rehabilitation and development.

  • Ensure adequate oversight over project proposals, reports, integrated audits, and ministry evaluations to assure that impact and accountability patterns are met.

  • Ensure accountability for the implementation of effective ministry to all key stakeholders. Ensure adequate oversight towards relevant, timely and accurate flow of management and operational reports according to program objectives and standards.

Strategy, Operating Plan and Long- and Short - Term Targets:

  • Ensure that there is documented Country strategy, Ministry strategies and operating plans, and the latter have been derived from overall strategy and have clear and measurable short-term and long-term targets; Ensure that Ministry strategies are aligned with Partnership Strategic priorities and Our Promise.

  • Ensure that there are clear strategies for People and Culture, Communications and other main functions, and they are based on the office strategy and operational plan and include main priority areas identified in respective Regional and

  • Partnership Strategy. Facilitate and be accountable for strategies execution and monitoring.

  • Support Senior Leadership Team to make consistent and progressive steps towards organizational and programmatic consistency and sustainability; effectively communicate workplans and priorities derived from the organizational strategies by partnering with Senior Leadership Team to ensure synchronized accountabilities, objectives and associated budgets.

  • Enhance organizational excellence by establishing operational benchmarks, timeframes, targets for accountability, KPIs and resources needed to achieve strategic goals, proactively driving improvements if necessary.

  • Enhance sustainable programming supported by stable, long term financing to develop sustainable funding base and to pursue new and innovative funding sources to meet WV Lesotho’s strategic priorities.

  • Play a leading role in developing and managing effective partnerships and networks with both existing and new key partners.

Leadership and Management:

  • Promote WV’s Vision, Mission, Core Values and key Partnership Standards and Practices among staff and partners and ensure they are the core foundation of the office strategies and work.

  • Promote a leadership and management style that enables the integration of operations across Lesotho.

  • Ensure that capable staff is available to implement office strategy and operational plans.

  • Supervise Senior Leadership Team, all policies, organizational planning and development, ensure clarity around roles, motivate Senior Leadership Team and facilitate effective team dynamics.

  • Review and approve Senior Leadership Team succession plans; ensure that proper capacity is in place and succession plan is updated and executed.

  • Lead and Manage in a way that facilitates the high performance culture, open trustworthy relationships and integrity; Promote culture of learning and development, employee engagement and good stewardship of human capital in the office.

  • Ensure implementation and compliance to Partnership Performance Management Standards and Principles, while seek to implement Performance Management guidelines on reasonable level; Champion Senior Leadership Team in proper implementation of Performance Evaluations on annual level.

  • Support initiatives for staff care and well-being.

  • Respect, value and promote gender, age, religious and ethnic diversity.

  • Ensure high standards in the management of the human, financial, capital and technical resources of the organization. It also includes inspiring and maintaining high standards of work and clear accountability to stakeholders.

  • Visit projects frequently to encourage, build relationships, and support WV programs.

Advocacy and Representation:

  • Represent WV Lesotho, engage and build strategic alliances with the Government of individual countries, boards, major donor agencies, WV Partnership, non-governmental agencies, churches and media.

  • Develop and implement appropriate advocacy strategies to raise awareness of- and advocate for change in- key issues within the specific context.

  • Lead and facilitate strategies for the promotion of justice that look for the change of unfair structures that oppress those in need; Ensure that WV is positioned as a leading NGO in promoting the well-being and rights of children within the country context to deserve public and stakeholders’ confidence and trust.

  • Strengthen awareness of World Vision’s program both within and outside of the WV Partnership.

  • Ensure that WV Brand is respected within all operational areas and none of office operations or staff conduct harm it.

  • Provide leadership, strategic direction and support to the team for developing and implementing excellent donor experience and acquisition of Ministry funds; Identify new opportunities and forge alliances that lead to optimization of all resources.

  • Engage WV Lesotho’s Advisory Council and ensure strong reporting performance. Support the Advisory Council in identifying and interviewing candidates and coordination of selection with the Regional Office.

Financial Management and Financial and Operational Audit Compliance:

  • Ensure efficient and effective organizational practices, that would result in successful financial and operational audit scores.

  • Oversee action planning and execution to resolve audit findings in an agreed and timely manner; oversee appropriate reporting of audit results and actions.

  • Oversee strong financial compliance through timeliness and completeness of financial reports.

  • Oversee strong operational compliance through timeliness and completeness of program/project reports.

  • Provide direction and focus for integrating private and public funds to maximize results and respond to community needs in most effective and efficient way.

  • Manage overall financial integrity of the program to WV Support Offices, Donors, the Government and other stakeholders.

  • Provide overall strategic leadership and initiative for identifying and securing financial resources to support the program.

Safety and Security, Disaster Mitigation and Preparedness:

  • Develop and maintain capacity to respond to natural and man-made emergencies.

  • Oversee regular review of security and safety plans and protocols (security manual, evacuation plan, Disaster Preparedness Plan, and risk assessments at national and AP levels) and ensure understanding and compliance by all staff and visitors.

  • Oversee relief efforts, as and when they arise and work in partnership with response teams. Build in-country relief response capacity to ensure adequate disaster management and response.

  • Liaise with other international organizations to collect information about the security environment and, where appropriate, discuss joint responses to security threats.

Compliance and Country Legal Environment:

  • Ensure that the country office comply with local legal requirements and standards.

  • Represent WV country office in courts, if required.

  • Ensure and oversee proper mechanisms for Child Protection and other WVI Standards and Principles implementation.

  • Ensure that the entity functions in a complementary, cohesive manner where the principles of interdependence and twin citizenship guide the contribution made to the Partnership and the use of WV Partnership resources.

  • Ensure WV Lesotho actively participates in scheduled Peer Reviews. Take ownership for appropriate action planning and execution of Peer Review recommendations with the Advisory Council.

  • Ensure business continuity through an integrated risk management approach, including security, financial, operational and reputation risks by developing contingency plans and scenarios; and take ownership of the action plans.

National Resource Development:

  • Explore opportunities and facilitate National Resource Development plan.

  • Develop and implement an effective National Resource Development strategy and implementation plan that enables to generate funds locally to meet local sustainability strategy.

  • Implement long term and short term programs that create new opportunities for acquisition, retention and transformation of diverse set of donors.

  • Influence donors using creative approaches to motivate them to get involved in support of WV Lesotho fundraising initiatives.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A university degree in international development, or related field is required, with a Masters preferred.

  • Experience of National Board development process.

  • Previous National Director experience is preferred.

  • Minimum 3 years executive experience in a large international organization.

  • Requires at least 15 years’ experience in International NGO leadership.

  • Proven experience in overseeing large Government grants, major private donors and/or complex multi-sectorial operations.

  • Requires experience in country strategy development and organizational development.

  • Proven track record of fundraising and marketing experience.

  • Strong networking and communication skills with ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with senior internal and external stakeholders.

  • Ability to lead a multi-cultural team of senior professionals.

  • Understands and values diversity to achieve organizational goals.

  • Must be a collaborator and team builder committed to the transfer of skills and competencies.

  • Responsible steward of resources and assets.

  • Innovator and calculated risk taker.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30 % of the time.

Director – Global Fleet Management

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

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision is one of the world’s largest INGOs, with over 37,000 staff operating in nearly 100 countries. The organisation delivers humanitarian aid to populations in some of the most challenging and complex environments, transportation and fleet operations are critical to the delivering our programmes. World Vision has a diverse global fleet of well over 10,000 standard vehicles and an equal number of motorcycles, it also includes drilling rigs and water craft. The total fleet portfolio represents one of the largest asset groups in the organisation.

The ‘Director – Global Fleet Management (GFM)’ is the global leader responsible for developing and driving organizational fleet strategy and ensuring current industry practice is implemented in relation to the procurement, operation and disposal of World Visions fleet. The role holder will be expected to lead the GFM team in working collaboratively across the organisation to deliver agile and flexible ‘end to end’ transportation solutions for World Visions operations.

World Vision is committed to operating its global fleet resources safely, cost effectively and with a reduced environmental impact. The role has a particular focus on Fleet Safety, ensuring our drivers and vehicles operate safely in challenging contexts where our staff and vulnerable road users are at the greatest risk.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Fleet Strategy & Practice Development:

  • Lead the development and implementation of global fleet management strategies. Ensuring Global Fleet Management (GFM) practices are in alignment with WV Fleet, Procurement and Financial policies and internationally accepted current practice.

  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders to ensure that the WV fleet strategy aligns with expected organisational outcomes and reflects the values and vison of WVI.

Strategic Fleet Management:

  • Provide leadership, operational guidance and support to the global fleet team (direct & matrix management). Ensuring GFM is providing end to end transport solutions as a trusted business partner to the wider organisation.

  • Develop Fleet Safety initiatives aimed at reducing harm to staff and vulnerable road users, with particular focus on fatal Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs).

  • Explore the development of road safety programme opportunities with donors & suppliers.

  • Drive continuous improvement and innovation in GFM frameworks. Develop quality assurance and performance metrics across fleet management systems and procedures.

  • Identify significant risks and organisational gaps in fleet current practice and develop appropriate mitigation plans to protect the fleet function. Ensure risks are communicated with Enterprise Risk Management (ERM).

  • Drive the development of adaptive, agile and dynamic fleet management solutions that focus on delivery at the ‘grass roots level’, employing appropriate change management techniques when required.

  • Develop technology solutions to monitor fleet assets, operational use and disposal.

Relationship Management:

  • Drive high standards and performance through setting clear direction and empowering and influencing others.

  • Regular liaison with senior Global Supply Chain (GSC) managers, Global Field Operations (GFO) regional & programme level managers.

  • Act as a strategic link for the promotion of sound fleet practice for National Offices, Regional Offices and Response operations.

  • Regularly liaise with the wider Fleet network on emerging issues and provide a conduit to escalate concerns to senior leaders.

  • Actively contribute to internal and external forums, working groups and networks related to fleet management.

  • Work closely with members of the Corporate Security team promoting mutual learning, support and accountability.

Capacity Building:

  • Develop appropriate workforce & succession planning that ensures the organisations ability to deliver transport solutions in fluid high risk environments.

  • Oversee the development and implementation of global capacity building plan for operational fleet management.

  • Engage with senior leaders to raise the awareness of fleet management protocols and practice.

  • Develop a professional culture of innovation, learning and mentoring. WVI should be seen as the ‘employer of choice’ for INGO fleet professionals.

Knowledge Management & Quality Assurance:

  • Promote alignment with WV Fleet Management Policy.

  • Drive the process of continuous learning on current international accepted practice in fleet management & analysis, identifying tools and processes that can be implemented into WV operations globally.

  • Encourage mutual learning on fleet management issues at a Regional and Global level.

  • Assist in the facilitation of and coordination of global fleet information sharing forum/network that promotes the embedding of sound fleet management practice into all layers of WV’s programmes.

  • Facilitate the documentation of best practice and contribute to the community of practice and centre of excellence.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification (Bachelor’s Degree or similar) in Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain, or general Business Management.

  • Recognised Industry Qualification in Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain (or Business Project Management experience).

  • Suitable transferable qualifications from Military, Government or Private Sector.

  • Significant senior management experience (8-10yrs) in Humanitarian Operations involving Fleet Management or Logistics would be considered.

  • Proven ability and experience (8-10yrs) in fleet management or logistics at a senior level across a large complex international organization, with strong change management experience.

  • Proven experience in Financial Cost Centre management.

  • Procurement, Supply Chain or Logistics experience.

  • Understanding of Humanitarian operations.

  • Proven experience in managing coaching and developing staff.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Recognised Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain Qualification (or Business Project Management experience).

  • Experience in fleet management optimization and sound understanding of the transport industry.

  • Previous experience in contract negotiation and supply arrangements with vehicle suppliers.

  • Experience in fleet management/operations within the Humanitarian sector.

  • Proven people leader with the ability to influence widely across a diverse organisation.

  • Previous experience in managing complex cost centers with Business analysis skills.

  • Proven business acumen and political savvy, must know how to get things done through formal and informal channels.

  • Skillful communicator with advanced influencing skills that can transcend boundaries and work effectively across all levels of a complex organization.

  • Ability to operate effectively and responsively in a fast changing, ambiguous environment and deal with high pressure situations calmly and with energy and resilience while managing multiple priorities and deadlines.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel internationally up to 35% of the time to potentially high risk operational areas.

  • Flexibility in work hours is expected.

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