World Vision International

Job Opportunities in Senegal

 

World Vision Senegal est une ONG internationale présente au Sénégal depuis 1984 et qui intervient dans le développement Transformationnel, le service humanitaire et le Plaidoyer. Nos interventions touchent une population de plus de 900.000 habitants dont plus de 639.000 enfants, vivant dans les localités catégorisées comme les plus vulnérables du pays.  Au Senegal, nous sommes présents dans 06 régions (Fatick, Kaffrine, Kedougou, Tambacounda, Kolda et Diourbel) à travers des programmes intégrés d’une durée minimale de 15 ans et des projets spéciaux installés dans 88 Collectivités Locales.

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Current Opportunities

Director, Digital Donor Experience

*Preferred locations: London, Seattle, Toronto or Melbourne. Position location to be within a jurisdiction (country or US State) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

As an organisation we need to make a significant transition from being an extremely effective direct marketing organisation to being one led by a focus on donor engagement and transformation that creates vibrant and passionate communities of supporters globally who are strong advocates of World Vision and our mission. The Donor Experience Director will focus on this transition and specifically how we can create amazing experiences digitally that will transform our donor’s engagement with us and make them passionate advocates for our cause.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Global influence at a senior level:

  • Work with Support Office Marketing Leaders and other Marketing & Resource Development leaders to develop compelling donor engagement strategies digitally.

Global platforms and architecture:

  • Ensure that our global digital investments and platforms are giving strong investment returns.

Capability Development:

  • Work with smaller offices to improve basic digital capabilities and donor analytics to improve fundraising.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Significant experience in leading change in a complex environment.

  • Strong digital background and experience of implementing winning consumer-facing digital solutions.

  • 10-15 years in marketing, fundraising or related role, including 5-7 years at a senior management level with demonstrable success in achieving growth.

  • Ideally minimum 5 years of experience leading a marketing function within one of the largest World Vision Support offices and / or Minimum 7 years of experience leading a marketing function within a global organisation.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in strategy or marketing.

  • The post-holder must have an active Christian faith.

  • An understanding of international development and an empathy for people living amid poverty or oppression.

  • The post-holder must have an active Christian faith.

  • Strong marketing and strategy skills with working knowledge of change management principles.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and able to win the confidence of a broad range of different stakeholders including leaders from a variety of cultural and professional backgrounds.

  • Demonstrated ability to guide, edit and assure clear, brief and compelling written and visual communications. Ability to synthesize complex concepts for a wide variety of audiences.

  • Experience of working in a global and multi-cultural environment.

  • Supportive and influential engagement with senior partners internally and externally, including leadership groups and peer directors.

  • Experience in a marketing agency setting, providing project management support and leadership to complex projects.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Marketing strategy

  • Digital strategy

  • Understanding of marketing strategies, with the ability to develop strategic and tactical communications plans and outline the resources required to implement them.

  • Demonstrable experience of managing teams, and managing freelance and agency staff.

  • Experience of setting, implementing, monitoring and measuring marketing plans and ensuring delivery against agreed targets.

  • An understanding of international development and an empathy for people living amid poverty or oppression.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Global Sector Lead - WASH

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

*For WV internal applicants only.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The position provides global leadership and direction for sector, leveraging all entities within the World Vision partnership to maximize their contribution to child well-being. Oversees World Vision’s sector programming to ensure that it reflects the organizational distinctive of Christ-centered, community empowering and child focused in its standards and practices and the highest technical standards are met in its programming. Builds WV’s reputation in the sector, creates partnerships and innovative approaches and strengthens and mobilises WV’s sector community of practice to execute excellence in programming that demonstrates evidence of impact. Positions and brands WV as a leading child-focused organization and represents WV at high level external boards and advisory councils.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Set Strategic Priorities:

  • Define WV’s sector vision, global sectoral approach and targets in alignment with Partnership strategy.

  • Provides thought leadership in their respective area of expertise both within and outside World Vision.

  • Develops WV brand and reputation through quality programming, evidence of impact, policy and advocacy related work.

  • Responsible for the development of sectoral policy and guidance in alignment with Partnership strategy.

  • Ensures Partnership alignment to sector approaches and core project models to achieve strategy.

  • Ensures integration of WV’s distinctive, biases and ethos in all sector guidance and practice.

  • Ensures the global sectoral approach is vertically aligned (from sector fundraising & marketing through sector programming) and horizontally integrated (with other sectors and lines of ministry).

  • Ensures overall compliance with Partnership standards and external standards.

  • Ensure innovations in sector programming.

Build Capacities:

  • Builds capability of WV’s sector professionals and global community of practice.

  • Promotes a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.

  • Internally benchmark capabilities, processes, and systems in education programming against market leaders and build toward best in class.

  • Determines the technical capacity needs for the partnership.

Provide Global Stewardship:

  • Maintains a global view of sector across the partnership.

  • Determines the technical capacity needs for the partnership.

  • Ensures accountability in provision of technical services by Technical Service Organisation (TSO) and programme implementation for globally agreed standards, sector approaches and core project models.

  • Build understanding of current sectoral footprint and identify opportunities for further impact.

  • Maintain a view of revenue streams to support programme opportunity. Measure extent to which resourcing opportunities meet ministry needs and impact Child Well Being (CWB).

Ensure Accountability:

  • With Evidence and Learning, responsible for analysis and interpretation of data that provides global evidence of impact for sector.

Promote WV Way:

  • Coordinates with other Global Sector leads in ensuring global approaches (including core project models) are integrated and have a ministry focus that is Christian, community-based and child-focused.

  • Oversees and coordinates closely with Support Office (and GC where appropriate) sector team engagement and partners.

External Engagement:

  • Represents and builds World Vision’s influence, advocacy, partnerships and reputation externally.

  • Collaborates with Faith and Development actors externally as we seek to integrate faith into all our programming to address spirituals of causes of child well-being.

  • Participates in high level international meetings, forums and conferences as required.

  • Actively positions WV as a NGO of choice with global 2030 Agenda platforms, and with potential and key partners, donors and stakeholders, businesses and donors.

  • Provides technical support to Global Campaigns.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Masters degree in the sector related expertise area.

  • In-depth knowledge / expertise in sector programming including evidence based best practices.

  • Sector professional with minimum 10 years’ experience designing and leading programming in the developing world.

  • Strong experience developing strategy and policy in WV or in another International NGO.

  • Strong experience and proven skills in leading a team of technical professionals.

  • Strong experience in working with grant funded programmes by bilateral and multilateral donors.

  • Strong experience and proven skills in working effectively across the WV Partnership to advance priorities and achieve change, in situations without direct authority in which influence, relationships, and technical quality are needed to succeed.

  • Strong experience and proven skills in external engagement that contributes to change in policy and practice and builds WV’s reputation as a leader in the industry

  • Experience in working with faith, faith actors and faith related issues in development.

  • Experience of HEA and fragile contexts.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in working with and managing large grants in sector programming for major bilateral and multilateral donors.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Faith & Development Advisor for West Africa Region

Job Title: Faith & Development Advisor for West Africa Region

Contract Type: Local 2

Contract Duration: 1-2 years

PURPOSE OF POSITION

Provide overall technical leadership, guidance in the implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of Christian Commitment strategies and programming, relating to Project Models in TAs, Staff Spiritual Formation in line with MIP, Spiritual Nurture of Children, Interfaith Approach and Church Partnerships

Serve as the bridge between GC, RO and NOs to communicate WV’s Christian Ethos and model spiritual leadership and a life of witness to others. Ensure the implementation, in line with the regional focus, of the Faith & Development related Ministry Policies across WV entities and Programs

Serve as the principal institutional liaison and key representative to external partners, in West Africa; facilitate relationships among project partners and collaborators, coordinate visits to the field, organize meetings, support Grant Acquisition work, trainings and technical exchange

Advice National Directors in F&D related decision, programs/projects implementation and contextualization of child-focused programming and contribute to improvements in CWB, ministry performance and mobilization of resources.

Communicate World Vision's Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

List statements describing the final results of this position and method of accomplishments, and how results/performance are reviewed and measured. Begin with the most important accountabilities.

Major Activities:

  • Strategy

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of regional Faith & Development plan and frameworks, in alignment with NO and global strategies ( OP 2030: CPM) and RO priorities, for delivering the CWB

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of regional Faith & Development plan and frameworks, in

  • Collaborate with other sectors and TSO for sector integration to support activities related to projects and programs identification, preparation, implementation, management and supervision of Faith and Development in all NOs

  • Collaboration and Integration

In close collaboration with WAR KM and other regional technical sectors, jointly contribute to definition of objectives, deliverables, outcomes, KPI; ensure that results are tracked and reported according to performance measurement framework

Support Church Partnership and the Cooperation between Christian and Muslim for the wellbeing of Children in each national offices

Facilitate the sharing of best practices on Faith & Development implementation between National Offices

  • Leadership

Create and nurture a network of Faith & Development Managers within WAR for the purpose of implementing related strategies and programs.

Support capacity building and leadership development for the NO F&D Managers in WAR

Advise NDs on all F&D policies, frameworks, and emerging Global Faith & Development strategic direction such as Giving Word to our Faith, Mission Immersion Program, etc.

Support the human resource process of staff recruitment, induction and staff care

Provide Leadership to the Regional F&D coordinator role

  • Standards share best practices and assets

Define and provide standards, project models, methodologies, tools and knowledge repositories in Christian Commitment for the region

Identify, disseminate and institutionalize common best practices and assets in Christian Commitment

  • Provide Technical Support to Nos

Develop and roll out spiritual nurture materials for the WAR staff.

Provide staff well-being support in partnership with the P&C Team for West Africa staff

Provide the required technical support primarily to the National Offices (NOs) and secondarily to other organizational entities

  • Representation & Networking

Develop and nurture strategic partnerships with Churches, and Regional Christian agencies from a broad spectrum of denominations creating platforms to amplify their voices and expand their godly influence

Represent and speak for WV in all Church related forums to discuss issues related to faith and development in each context.

Represent the Region in the Global CC forums and regional meetings.

Participate in global/regional CC special assignments

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

List education, knowledge & skills, licenses preferred, and all experiences required to perform this position in a fully competent manner.

  1. The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  2. This is a regional position that requires a person with extensive technical & thought leadership experience in Faith & Development program management and coordination.

  • Advance degree in Theology (or one of theology sub-specialties: mission, ministry, counseling and pastoral care discipleship, leadership formation etc) or Social Science

  • Four or more years’ experience in field of children in situations

  • A minimum of 4 years working for a child focus NGO or international agency in the field.

  • Excellent skills required in program design, reporting and documentation, and monitoring and evaluation, and in managing by results

  • Knowledge of the global Church, Mission and context in the Sahel region and Strong Interfaith and Social Cohesion facilitation and exposure

  • Knowledge of World Vision operations, Regional and NO programming

  • Strong coordination, presentation, coordination and networking skills

  • Demonstrated commitment to World Vision’s mission statement and Core Values Working

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and cross cultural experience and sensitivity

  • Bilingual (French and English)

  • Excellent oral, written communication skills and ability to present the issues of children to a variety of audiences.

  • Requires ability to travel up to 35% and work in a variety of locations, some with very basic amenities

Work Environment

The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 35% of the time.

Assistant Regional Finance Director

Location: WARO- Dakar

Title: Assistant Regional Finance Director World Vision West Africa Region

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To provide support to the Regional Finance Director and Director, Global Grants & Programme Finance in ensuring standards of excellence through effective and efficient financial management, accountability and integrity within WorldVision West Africa Region.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic Financial Planning and Management

  • Support in financial planning, budgeting and reporting

  • Assist the Regional Finance Director to ensure National/Regional Offices are monitoring their spending against budget commitments to assure that spending occurs only where there are commitments and to minimize year-end overspending.

  • Support the NO in developing grant financial management strategies, priorities and plans in alignment with the regional, global strategies and priorities as well as emerging trends.

  • Liaise with Support Office Finance regarding their trips to the region in collaboration with the NO Finance/Grant Teams

  • Develop and maintain good professional networks with the NO Grant and Finance Managers, Support Office IPGs, NO Finance Directors and Regional GAM Directors.

  • Represent the regional finance in the grants community forum (internal and external to WV) and participate in at least one Grants Community Working group.

Promotion of financial accountability and reporting

  • Provide support to ensure appropriate financial and monitoring frameworks are in place, and operating satisfactorily, in each National/Regional Office to support WVs ministry in the region. Involves assisting National Offices designing and improving internal control systems and project accounting systems

  • Support in the review and evaluation of the regions financial performance and efficiency through the quarterly financial scorecards and periodic review of national office financial systems.

  • Support National/Regional Offices comply with year-end closing processes.

Grants Budget & Acquisition

  • Work with Support Offices in large scale (budget over $5m) proposal design workshops and review proposal budget to ensure grant proposals are competitive.

  • Work with NOs and Support Offices to prepare and/or review proposal Budget amendments, and extensions of the life of an award any other award budget modification

  • Work with the grant acquisition and management team to promote effective relations and support to National Offices prioritized to grow grants or balance their funding portfolio

Capacity Building

  • Mentor/support the second and third level finance staffs in the region to understand and meet the service requirements of their roles.

  • Support financial capacity building in National Offices by providing training for finance and non-finance staffs.

  • Support National offices to Work with the relevant Shared Service providers to implement agreed shared services.

  • Co-planning and Facilitate capacity building initiatives with Regional GAM Director at National/Regional Office especially as it relates to grants financial management and grants compliance.

  • Participate in and/or co facilitates large scale grants start up workshop in collaboration with the NOs and respective SOs.

  • Develop a pool of grant finance experts, create an environment of experience sharing and promote best practices within the region

  • Support Regional GAM Director in planning and delivering regional GAM meetings and workshops aimed at strengthening NO grant capacity.

Risk Management

  1. Audit Recommendations :

  • Coordinate with NO to assure follow up actions and implementation of audit recommendations and addressing common audit findings.

  • Participate in large scale grants audit preparation with national/program offices and support the National /program offices to provide required information and address disallowed costs

  1. Risk assessment For Grants approval

  • Review Go No Go document for grants approval received from national offices in light of risk mitigation.

  1. Award Terms interpretation

  • Provide in collaboration with the SOs core team, expert advice on interpretation of award terms and ensure that grants implementations are within the requirements

  1. Internal Control Systems:

  • Assist in the development of financial policies and procedures to ensure compliance to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, WVI finance policies, and Government and other donor regulations

  1. LDRs/Cost Allocation implementation monitoring

  • Work in collaboration with the national offices in the region to ensure proper implementation of the LDRs database system and Costs Allocation Policy.

  • Work with FRSC and P&C staff to address any issues pertaining to LDRs database implementation

  1. Large Scale grants close-out

  • Assist NOs in the preparation of large scale grants (>US$5 Million) closeouts plan

  • Ensure proper implementation of the large scale close out plan to ensure compliance with award requirements

Others

  • Perform special projects/assignments for the Regional Finance Director and Director, Global Grants & Programme Finance as necessary.

  • Act on behalf of the Regional Finance Director during his/her absence

  • Attend and participate in devotional meetings (per office practice).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Administration or Accounting. Professional qualification such as CPA/CIMA/ACCA or Master's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Management or other applicable field to financial compliance.

  • Proven experience in working with grant related projects in implementing government grant regulations and capacity building.

  • Deep understanding of NGO finance environment and models of programme/project delivery; experience in managing complex funding arrangements.

  • Ability to engage and work collaboratively with diverse group of stakeholders

  • Track record of successfully training, developing/mentoring and supervising finance and grant staff

Preferred:

  • Strong inter-personal skills and proven team player.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Proven ability to manage competing priorities.

  • Able to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment. Able to work in a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff.

  • Proven ability to manage competing priorities

Work environment:

Office-based with frequent travel to the field. Travel: 25% International travel is required.

Response Programmes Director

*Country location to be determined based on response.

*Please make sure to answer all questions on the application in order to be considered for the Emergency Response Roster.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Response Programmes Director oversees/leads the Sector Programming Team, including Program Officer(s), Design Monitor Evaluation (DME), Humanitarian Accountability and Information Management. The Programme Director supports the Response Director (RD) and Operations Director (OD) in designing the response strategy and operations plan and works in close coordination with both.

The Response Programmes Director is responsible to manage grant acquisition, assessments, monitor and humanitarian accountability and liaises with Support Offices (SOs), and international donors.

Response Programmes Director is part of the Response Senior Leadership Team. Response Programmes Director will coordinate/advise with Response Director (RD)/Senior Leadership Team (SLT) go or no go for proposals.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Establish, lead, resource and staff the programmes unit to meet response needs:

  • Lead team/individual development and provide direction and support as needed to enable effective performance.

  • Contribute to National Office (NO) capacity building in the area of emergency response in coordination with NO leadership and Human Resources (HR).

  • Determine Programmes organisational structure and staffing plan with HR.

  • Work with HR to recruit and deploy Programmes staff and plan for capacity development.

  • Ensure Programmes staff handovers are conducted.

  • Develop Programmes budget in coordination with Finance.

  • Support RD and Finance in developing Response Budget, ensuring strong alignment and coordination with Operations team during budgeting and budget management process.

  • Plan for Programmes Unit transition/integration with NO, where applicable.

Lead the programme planning process to ensure alignment with context, humanitarian needs, response strategy as well as operational feasibility and technical quality:

  • Support development of operational intent plan to align with funding allocations ensuring operational feasibility and

  • technical quality.

  • Support Sectors and Operations Director to draft response plan.

  • Work with Grants, Acquisition and Management (GAM) to coordinate grant acquisition.

  • Write Operational Intent inclusive of targets.

  • Prepare project RACIs (responsible, accountable, consulted, informed) for new grants.

Oversee donor liaison and advocacy is undertaken to resource operations plan to address humanitarian needs. The Response Programmes Director will ensure that the GAM team undertake the following activities:

  • Monitor and analyse donor opportunities to ensure they align with operational intent.

  • Communicate humanitarian needs identified through assessments, monitoring data and community feedback to in-country donors and Support Offices International Programmes Groups.

  • Represent World Vision with potential donors (ECHO, DFID, EU, OFDA, etc.) including bilateral, multilateral and corporate.

  • Collaborate with Advocacy to influence donor funding strategies when appropriate.

  • Liaises with SOs regarding donor priorities and opportunities for funding.

  • Support Finance in the allocation and tracking of response funding to ensure response strategic priorities are funded and effective leveraging of available funding.

  • Support mapping of all funding sources with Finance.

  • Support funding allocation process (Private Non Sponsorship & grant opportunities) in coordination with Finance, Response Director and Operations to reflect response strategic priorities, operational realities and ensure compliance with relevant funding regulations.

  • Support Finance to track donor funding allocation and commitments to ensure response strategic priorities are funded.

  • Oversee development and submission of project proposals to donors to resource operations plan.

  • Develop project proposals with Operations, Advocacy, Finance and relevant Support functions and ensure stakeholders have the opportunity to review proposals and raise issues prior to submission to donors.

  • Ensure proposals are aligned with the operational plan, sector DADDs and standards.

  • Ensure proposals are aligned with accountability standards and basic DME requirements.

  • Maintain donor and SOs communications to facilitate funding acquisition.

  • Support Finance to ensure an up-to-date funding matrix.

Ensure support for Finance to establish grant management system to guarantee fulfillment of donor requirements:

  • Support Finance to conduct grant orientation or grant start-up workshops for relevant staff.

  • Plan and manage donor reporting to ensure that all donor requirements are met.

  • Support Finance with monitoring of grants for compliance with grant requirements.

  • Oversee planning, implementation, analysis and sharing of findings from assessments and program monitoring.

The Response Programmes Director will ensure that the DME team undertake the following activities:

  • Design and implement community consultation processes to ensure understanding of World Visions role, planned interventions and provide opportunities for input and feedback into programme and project designs.

  • Design and implement Information Provision plan to ensure that accurate and reliable information about the programme is made available and shared with communities in a timely and accessible manner.

Establish and support implementation of complaint and feedback mechanisms:

  • Document, implement and monitor complaint and feedback systems to ensure timely responses to communities.

  • Consolidate and analyse community complaint information to inform Operations and response management of key issues raised by beneficiaries.

  • Coordinate Humanitarian Accountability planning and learning with other accountability focused INGOs and LNGOs.

KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • A minimum of 3-5 years in leadership role in the humanitarian assistance and development sector, with a significant portion of this in INGOs.

  • 5 years experience in humanitarian assistance work.

  • Demonstrated understanding of key humanitarian principles, standards and best practices.

  • University degree in Humanitarian Studies or relevant field. Masters degree preferred.

  • Experience in program management and implementation of multi-sectoral emergency response projects.

  • Intensive experience in leading a multi-cultural team of professionals.

  • Experience working in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Experience working in war zones / fragile contexts.

  • Experience in engaging with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies.

  • Experience in managing humanitarian operations that facilitate innovation and calculated risk taking.

  • Work experience as Program Officer at least for 1-3 years in a country other than the home country.

  • Strong team leadership skills.

  • Emotional Intelligence (self awareness, managing emotions and those of others, remaining calm/composed, dealing with ambiguity and change).

  • Understand Humanitarian Industry and have proven experience within a relief setting.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

  • Ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with senior internal and external stakeholders.

Preferred:

  • Previous experience working in complex emergency/rehabilitation settings.

  • Experience coordination with INGOs and other key stakeholders-High degree of negotiation and persuasion skills.

  • Ability to work with a reasonable level of comfort in high tension and high security risk situations.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts psychologically stressful environs and physical hardships.

  • Ability to facilitate the creation of cross-functional project teams and the development of national strategies.

  • Excellent time-management and prioritization.

  • Demonstrates openness and transparency.

Response Director

*Country location to be determined based on response.

*Please make sure to answer all questions on the application in order to be considered for the Emergency Response Roster.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Response Director (RD) has primary responsibility for directing the response from strategy to implementation, inclusive of performance and oversight of all aspects of the response. She/he should develop and maintain an efficient, cohesive team, while ensuring effective coordination and relationships with the other agencies, officials, beneficiaries, donors and all areas of the Partnership.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop and monitor implementation of response strategy that addresses WV strategic goals to meet humanitarian needs:

  • Lead response strategy development with National Director (ND), Regional Leader (RL), Partnership Executive Team

  • (PET) and other senior stakeholders.

  • Ensure primary and secondary information on needs inform strategy formulation.

  • Ensure context analysis informs strategy development.

  • Consult with ND and RL to ensure National Office (NO) strategy and plans (including Child Wellbeing targets) are taken into account in

  • response strategy formulation.

  • Ensure strategy aligns with anticipated capacity.

  • Monitor appropriateness of strategy in addition to implementation of strategy and transition plans.

Ensure response is staffed to meet response needs:

  • Lead team/individual development and provide direction and support as needed to enable effective performance.

  • Contribute to NO capacity building in the area of emergency response in coordination with NO leadership and Human Resources (HR).

  • Determine response organization structure with ND and HR.

  • Conduct high-level workforce planning with HR and mobilise surge functions as required.

  • Oversee the recruitment of the RDs direct reports.

  • Ensure defined accountabilities under the Emergency Management System (EMS) are clear for each function including Term of Reference (TOR) objectives and qualitycriteria.

  • Ensure HR works with EMS functions to identify workforce requirements.

  • Ensure HR plans for capacity building with EMS functions.

  • Ensure HR develops performance planning and review processes that include quality criteria.

  • Ensure HR establishes a staff care function and mechanisms that support staff well-being.

  • Consult ND to plan Response team transition/integration.

  • Ensure adequate internal communications mechanisms are in place to ensure policies, information and decisions are shared with staff as appropriate.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with humanitarian actors, government representatives, World Vision stakeholders, the media and general public:

  • Represent the response in Partnership Executive Team and Partnership Coordination Team (PCT) (where activated).

  • Identify and highlight areas of conflict to Response Senior Management Team (SMT), ND, RL and Partnership

  • Executive Committee (where activated).

  • Create and maintain collaborative relations and where appropriate partnerships with government, other NGOs, UN

  • agencies, civil society, churches, bi-lateral missions and donors.

  • Participate in consortium meetings and Response related national coordination meetings.

  • Ensure World Vision is represented at relevant technical and coordination mechanisms in-country.

  • Serve as an organizational spokesperson for media interviews, advocacy initiatives and other public events.

Develop and plan response to achieve response strategy goal and objectives:

  • Provide oversight to funding allocation (i.e. Private Non-sponsorship or PNS, grants, etc) to ensure alignment with

  • strategy and humanitarian needs.

  • Ensure response programme development meets World Vision and international standards.

  • Ensure that adequate funding to address humanitarian needs is acquired.

  • Ensure Advocacy staff are empowered to integrate advocacy across sectors and to develop child-focused advocacy positions which are aligned with strategy and organisational priorities, in strong alignment with NO and Response

  • Operations teams.

  • Facilitate the signing of MOUs and contracts, with donors, Support Offices (SOs) and other relevant stakeholders.

  • Ensure appropriate waivers are in place to facilitate timely response implementation.

Implement response programme in accordance with commitments to meet international and WV standards:

  • Ensure that accessible beneficiary feedback mechanisms are established and functioning.

  • Ensure staff establish community accountability methods across all of the response program.

  • Monitor and identify risks to programme quality and coordinate resources to address them.

  • Ensure that all programmes are implemented, monitored and evaluated according to set plans and that agreements

  • with donors, SOs and other stakeholders are adhered to.

  • Ensure management meetings address quality risks, relevant monitoring data and community feedback.

  • Initiate resourcing mechanisms and ensure financial and material (in-kind) resources are managed according to WV

  • standards, donor and SO agreements.

Initiate response funding mechanisms with support of ND, RL & Regional HEA Director (RHEAD):

  • Ensure that funding is managed and accounted for in compliance with donors and Support Offices agreements and WV standards.

  • Ensure that programme and projects audits are planned and conducted as per WV audit regulations and donor government requirements.

  • Ensure that audit reports are responded to and recommendations implemented.

Ensure that response meets World Vision minimum quality standards and supports program improvement, reflection, learning and innovation:

  • Ensure previous response learnings from Global learning facilitator are reviewed in program design.

  • Encourage the incorporation of best practice and innovation in program design.

  • Ensure all functions have quality planning sessions to meet quality objectives of their TOR.

  • Ensure achievement level of all function quality objectives is monitored monthly and reported.

  • Ensure risks that prevent the achievement of quality objectives are reported and rapidly addressed.

  • Ensure mechanisms are established to identify, document, and share lessons learned with Partnership.

Oversee Security function, planning and implementation to ensure response staff and organisational safety and security:

  • Ensure staffing of Security function.

  • Provide oversight to implementation of security protocols as per CSR.

  • Facilitate inter-agency coordination for information sharing and intelligence sharing.

Ensure response internal and external reporting requirements are met:

  • Liaise with Programmes and Info Management to ensure internal and external reporting requirements are planned for

  • and reports are prepared.

  • Review and submit partnership programme reports.

  • Prepare and submit monthly management reports.

  • Ensure internal response coordination & information sharing mechanisms are functioning.

Ensure that response staff have appropriate housing, offices and information/communication systems:

  • Ensure that staff have access to appropriate office space/equipment, information/communication systems/equipment

  • and other facilities which enable them to carry out their responsibilities.

  • Ensure that all response vehicles and other equipment are well managed and maintained.

  • Where necessary, ensure that relevant staff have access to appropriate housing.

KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • A minimum of 5-7 years in leadership role in the humanitarian assistance and development sector, with a significant

  • portion of this in INGOs.

  • 5 years experience in humanitarian assistance work.

  • Demonstrated understanding of key humanitarian principles, standards and best practices.

  • University degree in Humanitarian Studies or relevant field. Masters degree preferred.

  • Intensive experience in leading a multi-cultural team of professionals.

  • Experience working in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Experience working in war zones / fragile contexts.

  • Experience in engaging with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies.

  • Experience in managing humanitarian operations that facilitate innovation and calculated risk taking.

  • Experience in serving as an organizational spokesperson to media and other external audiences.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred:

  • Ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with senior internal and external stakeholders as well

  • as staff.

  • Ability to work in coordination with other humanitarian organizations.

  • Ability to analyse and make decisions in challenging situations in the absence of specific guidance and/or full

  • information.

  • Ability to communicate and model to staff positive behaviours which help them remain resilient and effective in dynamic and high pressure environments.

Work Environment:

  • Work hours are often in excess of 12 hours per day during difficult periods of the response.

  • Responses are often mounted in insecure or natural disaster-prone contexts, which may disrupt normal work patterns

  • and generate staff safety issues.

  • Work and housing environments may at times be well below normal standards in terms of facilities, equipment, food availability and hygiene.

Response Operations Director

*Country location to be determined based on response.

*Please make sure to answer all questions on the application in order to be considered for the Emergency Response Roster.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Response Operations Director leads the Operations team and oversees the implementation of the response activities. He/she transforms the response strategy into implemented reality, managing day-to-day sector activities and providing technical guidance to the Programmes team for design and programme quality.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Ensure program planning is informed by technical standards and operational viability:

  • Contribute to planning of sector requirements for people, funding and supplies.

  • Ensure all program designs are based on needs assessment findings (primary & secondary data) and analysis,

  • targets the most vulnerable/chronically and is operationally viable.

  • Ensure all programs refer to technical standards, consider government standards and are aligned with Strategic

  • Guidance and Do-Assure Dont Do (DADDs) for the First Phase of Emergency Responses and Sector Packages.

  • Ensure inclusion of advocacy issues and cross cutting themes are considered in design.

  • Ensure programs and projects are measured according to technical standards and Child Well-being targets.

  • Ensure Operations Plans are developed and implemented with community engagement, taking into account local capacities and utilising Do No Harm/Local Capacities for Peace (DNH/LCP).

Establish, lead, resource and staff Operations unit to meet response needs:

  • Lead team/individual development and provide direction and support as needed to enable effective performance.

  • Contribute to National Office (NO) capacity building in the area of emergency response in coordination with NO

  • leadership and Human Resources (HR).

  • Determine Operations organisational structure and staffing plan with HR.

  • Monitor recruitment and deployment of Operations staff and plan for capacity development.

  • Ensure Operations staff handovers are conducted.

  • Develop Operations budget in coordination with Finance, ensuring strong alignment and coordination with

  • Programming team during budgeting and budget management process.

  • Plan for Operations transition/integration.

Conduct response operational planning to ensure effective coordination and timely delivery of response activities:

  • Plan and facilitate detailed operational plan and delegate responsibilities to carry out plan.

  • Ensure Accountability mechanisms are in place for Community and stakeholder feedback.

  • Planning process considers community requirements (i.e. timelines) and progress is monitored by Design, Monitoring & Evaluation (DME).

  • Facilitate planning between sectors to meet overall program goals.

  • Facilitate requirements planning with Support Services.

  • Ensure collaborative planning with external stakeholders such as UN Agencies, other NGOs and Government ministries where possible through coordination mechanisms.

Oversee implementation and monitoring of operations to ensure achievement of response goals and objectives and inform operational improvement:

  • Monitor results against sector plans and address identified issues.

  • Monitor expenditure reports and take corrective action with Finance and Programs.

  • Review Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Accountability data with Sectors and Programs to identify and address any issues for operational improvement.

  • Review context analysis with Programs and Liaison for Operational Intent adaptation.

  • Review findings of learning events and evaluations with Programs to make operational improvements.

  • All evaluations of sector interventions are planned with DME to assess effectiveness and timeliness.

Oversee development and implementation of operations reporting systems to support timely and accurate reporting:

  • Establish and implement internal reporting system in coordination with DME.

  • Ensure Operations provide input for grant/donor and program milestone and reports to Programs.

  • Write report on quality risks and their resolution and submit to Response Director on regular basis.

  • Ensure that Operations meets reporting requirements for Clusters, Ministries and/or in-country stakeholders.

Ensure implementation of response operations according to safety standards with support from the Security function:

  • Organise security assessments for all field operations that inform a security plan.

  • Implement the recommendations of the security plan for all field operations.

  • Ensure security incident reporting protocols are complied with by operations staff.

  • Ensure Operations staff adhere to security standards for staff movement and communications.

  • Work with Security to ensure safe and effective Civil/Military relationships with armed actors.

Ensure operations meet WV minimum quality standards and support improvement, reflection, learning and innovation in sectors:

  • Ensure previous sectors learning from Global Learning Facilitator are reviewed.

  • Encourage the incorporation of sector best practice and innovation.

  • Ensure sector have a quality plan to meet quality criteria and minimum sector standards.

  • Ensure achievement of all function quality criteria is monitored and reported regularly.

  • Ensure risks limiting achievement of objective to quality criteria are reported & rapidly addressed.

  • Ensure mechanisms are established to identify, document, and share function lessons learned.

Coordinate with Support Services function for ongoing provision of funds, staff, equipment, vehicles and supplies to ensure timely implementation of operations:

  • Ensure Ops submit clear and timely budgets and funds requests to Finance.

  • Ensure Ops submit clear and timely staff plans to HR and immediately advises on changes.

  • Ensure Ops follow Finance procedures to rapidly process payments to suppliers.

  • Ensure Ops submit vehicle requirements to logistics and follow vehicles management guidelines.

  • Ensure Ops submit communications requirements to ICT and follow ICT procedures.

  • Address delays in Support Services to Response Manager for rapid resolution and waivers.

Identify, report and refer operational blockages caused by external actors to Liaison to be addressed through external advocacy:

  • Establish operation team protocols where sector and geographic leads identify and report where external actors are

  • delaying/preventing implementation.

  • Refer issues delaying implementation to Liaison to resolve through inter-agency coordination and/or government

  • relations.

  • Ensure protection issues are reported and addressed in coordination with Advocacy.

KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • A minimum of 5-7 years in leadership role in the humanitarian assistance and development sector, with a significant

  • portion of this in INGOs.

  • 5 years experience in humanitarian assistance work.

  • Demonstrated understanding of key humanitarian principles, standards and best practices.

  • University degree in Humanitarian Studies or relevant field. Masters degree preferred.

  • Experience in program management and implementation of multi-sectoral emergency response projects.

  • Intensive experience in leading a multi-cultural team of professionals.

  • Experience working in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Experience working in war zones / fragile contexts.

  • Experience in engaging with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies.

  • Experience in managing humanitarian operations that facilitate innovation and calculated risk taking.

  • Strong team leadership skills.

  • Emotional intelligence (self awareness, managing emotions and those of others, remaining calm/composed, dealing

  • with ambiguity and change).

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

  • Academic and on-the-job training in at least one of the support services or response-sector relevant areas.

Preferred:

  • Understanding of the international humanitarian system, particularly the systems, structures and key actors.

  • Understanding of the key accountabilities that must be maintained in a response (beneficiaries, donors, peers).

  • Ability to lead operational planning processes.

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) with ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with

  • senior internal and external stakeholders.

  • Ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with senior internal and external stakeholders as well

  • as staff.

  • Ability to work in coordination with other humanitarian organizations.

  • Ability to analyse and make decisions in challenging situations in the absence of specific guidance and/or full information.

  • Ability to communicate and model to staff positive behaviors which help them remain resilient and effective in

  • dynamic and high pressure environments.