World Vision International

Job Opportunities in Somalia

 

World Vision Somalia has worked with the children of Somalia, their families and communities since 1992 through a variety of emergency and rehabilitative programming to address the emergency needs of communities while addressing some of the underlying causes of vulnerability in those same communities.

During the last 20 years, the programme has grown to 13 districts spread over three main operation regions, South central, Puntland and Somaliland.

Current Opportunities

GIK Officer - Hargeisa

Project Officer – Gifts In Kind

The Role:

The Project Officer will be responsible for the successful operation of the GIK (Gifts in Kind) program in compliance with DMT (Disaster Management Team) policies, GIK minimum standards, Supply Chain reference guide and other international donors’ standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintenance of minimum standards for the GIK program implementation and management.

  • Maintenance of standardized reporting tools and ensure timely GIK reporting to a variety of stakeholders.

  • Training of staff on data base management, reporting formats and protocols.

  • Maintenance and updating of the NTS databases and training of new users.

  • Maintenance of an Inventory for GIK and independent GIK movement sheets.

  • Ensure timely, effective dispatch and flow of GIK to beneficiaries.

  • Good management of relationships with partners implementing GIK Activities.

Essential:

  • Bachelors degree in Community Development, Developmental Studies, Business Administration, Economics or any other related field.

  • At least two years of hands on experience in commodity tracking and accounting.

  • Strong analytical skills and high-level technical proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.

  • Good capacity building skills.

  • Good organization and inter-personal skills.

  • Certified CTS & NTS User / Advanced User

Working Environment:

The position is office-based in Hargeisa with frequent travel to the field.

World Vision adheres to strict child and adult safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks which will include criminal background checks. They will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Academic certificates will be verified with the issuing institution.

Project Officer II - Protection (Burao)

Project Officer – Protection

The Role:

The Project Officer will be responsible for continuous promotion and facilitation of Gender & Child Protection interventions within Food for Peace (FFP) project districts of Burco, Odwenye and Berbera.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Planning and organizing Gender and Child Protection meetings/forums with project beneficiaries.

  • Creating awareness of Gender & Child Protection processes among the community.

  • Facilitating formation of Child Support Committees and Children Clubs from different target villages.

  • Initiating talks with target schools’ administration on Child Protection and psychosocial support.

  • Compilation and writing of project progress reports.

  • Monitoring the implementation of project plans and activities.

Essential:

  • Bachelors degree in Social Sciences or any other related field.

  • At least 2 years of work experience in protection and safe guarding related work.

  • Good analytical skills and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.

  • Good Capacity building skills.

  • Must be a team player with good inter-personal skills.

Working Environment:

The position is office-based in Burao with frequent travel to the field.

World Vision adheres to strict child and adult safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks which will include criminal background checks. They will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Academic certificates will be verified with the issuing institution.

Project Officer - Protection -Gender (Hargeisa)

Project Officer – Gender & Protection

The Role:

The Project Officer will provide support to Education & Protection Manager and ensure timely implementation of gender and protection projects in Somaliland. He/she will directly be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of gender and protection activities in Somaliland. The staff will also support local campaigns and engage community in mobilization for child protection and GBV services in the community. The incumbent will also oversee the child protection and gender assessments to inform programming. The role will also support systems strengthening by ensuring reporting and referral mechanisms are vibrant and functional. He/she will provide technical support to the community based Child Protection Committees and GBV committees on protection strategies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Project Management & implementation

  • Coordination & Networking

  • Capacity building

  • Child & Adult Safeguarding;

  • Monitoring and Evaluation

Essential:

  • Bachelors degree in Development Studies, Community Development, Social work or related field.

  • Knowledge in sector humanitarian standards e.g. CPMS and SHERE.

  • 5 years’ of experience in implementation of protection projects in humanitarian setting.

  • Strong understanding of the project cycle and project management.

  • Proven experience in proposal development in Education and Protection.

  • Good command of spoken/written English language. Fluency in the Somali language.

  • Good analytical skills with proficiency in working with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Good capacity building skills.

  • Must be a team player with good inter-personal skills.

Working Environment:

The position is office based in Hargeisa with frequent travel to the field.

World Vision adheres to strict child and adult safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks which will include criminal background checks. They will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Academic certificates will be verified with the issuing institution.

Project Officer - Cash & Food Assistance (Dollow)

The Role:

Project Officer will be responsible for supporting implementation of project activities; in accordance with the provided donor guidelines while ensuring that all the necessary project documentation is in place and accurate. He/she will be responsible for conducting field visits and monitoring of project activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participation in project design and proposal development.

  • Participation in project implementation of cash & voucher activities.

  • Ensure quality, timely reporting.

  • Foster external and internal engagement to promote awareness of the program, support fund-raising efforts, and facilitate coordination.

  • Promote accountability, compliance and good stewardship.

Essential:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Agricultural extension, Business Administration, Social sciences, from a reputable and recognized University /College.

  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in a related job.

  • Computer literacy in MS Word, MS Excel, Power point and Technical Drawing packages.

  • Experience in community based participatory development approaches.

  • Experience in use of data bases like LMMS & SCOPE.

  • At least 2 years of experience in relief and development work.

  • Practical experience in Crop Production, Soil and Water Management, Pest Management, Post-Harvest handling techniques and Marketing will be an added advantage.

  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills.

Working Environment:

The position is field-based in Beled-hawa with frequent travels to project sites.

World Vision adheres to strict child and adult safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks which will include criminal background checks. They will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Academic certificates will be verified with the issuing institutions.

Proejct Assistant - WASH (Baidoa)

Project Assistant- WASH

The Role:

The Project Assistant will be responsible for the continuous promotion of water quality, hygiene and sanitation standards. This is through campaigns, meetings and community mobilization of the WASH Department in Wajid, South West State .He/she will be working under the leadership of the Project Manager- WASH and under the guidance of the Technical Specialist.-WASH.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Carrying out field level activities as outlined in project documents such as the proposal and the detailed implementation plan.

  • Planning for and carries out hygiene promotion campaigns, clean up campaigns and commemorations of major national and international WASH events.

  • Mobilization of beneficiary communities to maintain the established/rehabilitated/protected water sources including formation, or revitalization and training of WASH Committees.

  • Compilation of weekly, monthly and quarterly report including collection of stories of change.

Essential:

  • Diploma in Engineering, WASH, and Water Supply, Construction, Community Development, Public Health and any other similar field.

  • Possess skills in Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), Child Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (CHAST) and/ or Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Methodology (PHAST) tools.

  • 2 years of experience in project implementation of preferably on Community Development, Health or WASH projects.

  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills.

  • Proficiency in using MS office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Working Environment:

The position is office-based in Baidoa with regular travel on need basis to other operational areas.

World Vision adheres to strict child and adult safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks which will include criminal background checks. They will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Academic certificates will be verified with the issuing institutions.

Project Assistant - WASH (Wajid)

Project Assistant- WASH

The Role:

The Project Assistant will be responsible for the continuous promotion of water quality, hygiene and sanitation standards. This is through campaigns, meetings and community mobilization of the WASH Department in Wajid, South West State .He/she will be working under the leadership of the Project Manager- WASH and under the guidance of the Technical Specialist.-WASH.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Carrying out field level activities as outlined in project documents such as the proposal and the detailed implementation plan.

  • Planning for and carries out hygiene promotion campaigns, clean up campaigns and commemorations of major national and international WASH events.

  • Mobilization of beneficiary communities to maintain the established/rehabilitated/protected water sources including formation, or revitalization and training of WASH Committees.

  • Compilation of weekly, monthly and quarterly report including collection of stories of change.

Essential:

  • Diploma in Engineering, WASH, and Water Supply, Construction, Community Development, Public Health and any other similar field.

  • Possess skills in Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), Child Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (CHAST) and/ or Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Methodology (PHAST) tools.

  • 2 years of experience in project implementation of preferably on Community Development, Health or WASH projects.

  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills.

  • Proficiency in using MS office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Working Environment:

The position is office-based in Wajid with regular travel on need basis to other operational areas.

World Vision adheres to strict child and adult safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks which will include criminal background checks. They will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Academic certificates will be verified with the issuing institutions.

Project Officer - Food Security & Livelihoods SOMJR- Gabiley

Project Officer- Somali Joint Response (SOMJR)

The Role:

The Project Officer will support the project management team and guide/supervise partners, ensuring high quality, accountable, community-focused project design and implementation. He/she will drive project implementation, ensuring projects take place on time, on-target and within budget.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Program Implementation.

  • Capacity Building to community groups and partners.

  • Promote accountability, compliance and good stewardship.

Essential:

  • Degree in Agriculture, Animal Production, Home Economics, Farm Management or other related field.

  • 5 years of experience in a similar position at supervisory level, with good understanding in project implementation.

  • Proven problem solving and decision making skills.

  • Experience working with pastoralist communities on development matters, advocacy and governance, gender mainstreaming, and children rights.

  • Community mobilization skills.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Working Environment:

The position is field based in Gebiley with frequent travel to Hargeisa office.

World Vision adheres to strict child and adult safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks which will include criminal background checks. They will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Academic certificates will be verified with the issuing institution.

Project Assistant - Gender (Burao)

Project Assistant – Gender & Child Protection

The Role:

The Project Assistant will be responsible for the implementation of Gender project activities that include timely planning, psychosocial support/ counselling, conducting of business trainings for project beneficiaries and ensuring community participation in the implementation and reporting.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Quality and timely implementation project activities.

  • Effective Project Monitoring and Evaluation.

  • Coordination and Visibility of project activities.

  • Project Reporting.

Essential:

  • Bachelors degree in Community Development, Midwifery, Business Administration or any other related field.

  • At least three years hands on experience in gender and protection.

  • Good analytical skills with proficiency in working with Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.

  • Good capacity building skills.

  • Must be a team player with good inter-personal skills.

Working Environment:

The position is office-based in Burao, Tog-dheer region with frequent travel to field.

World Vision adheres to strict child and adult safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks which will include criminal background checks. They will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Academic certificates will be verified with the issuing institution.

Project Officer - Food Security & Livelihoods - Odweyne

Project Officer - Area Rehabilitation Program (ARP)

The Role:

The Project Officer will spearhead capacity-building efforts to community groups and partners, developing context appropriate training materials, organizing and facilitating trainings, and monitoring community uptake. He/she will support external engagement with relevant government ministries, INGO/NGOs to promote coordination and cooperation, taking leadership roles when appropriate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Effective program supervision, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Coordination with partners and project visibility.

  • Effective Resource management within the Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) and (Cash for Work) CFW programs.

Essential:

  • Bachelors degree in Natural Resource management, Agriculture Extension, Animal Production or other related field.

  • Technical Training Certificate in FMNR is preferred.

  • Four years of experience in community work, training and coaching farmers.

  • Proven problem solving and decision making skills.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Working Environment:

The position is field-based in Odweyne with frequent travel to Hargeisa office.

World Vision adheres to strict child and adult safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks which will include criminal background checks. They will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Academic certificates will be verified with the issuing institution.

Project Assistant - - Gender (Burao)

Project Assistant – Gender (Midwife)

The Role:

The Project Assistant will be responsible for the implementation of Gender project activities that include timely planning, psychosocial support/ counselling, identification & referral of women with fistula complications, conducting of business trainings for project beneficiaries and ensuring community participation in the implementation and reporting.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Quality and timely implementation project activities.

  • Effective Project Monitoring and Evaluation.

  • Coordination and Visibility of project activities.

  • Project Reporting.

Essential:

  • Bachelors degree in Midwifery, Public Health or any other relevant field.

  • Training and professional certification in psychosocial support and counselling.

  • At least four years’ of experience in Gender and Child Protection implementation, monitoring and evaluation with INGO in complex humanitarian context.

  • Proficiency in working with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with experience in project documentation and reporting,

  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with different partners, local authorities, local organizations and NGOs.

  • Strong Training of Trainers (TOT) skills in facilitating different trainings like health education sessions.

Working Environment:

The position is office-based in Burao with frequent travel to the field.

World Vision adheres to strict child and adult safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks which will include criminal background checks. They will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Academic certificates will be verified with the issuing institution.

Director, IT Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO)

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

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Director, EPMO Director is responsible for operations of the Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO), improving the overall maturity of IT Project Portfolio management across the organization, and tracking and reporting. S/he is responsible for managing a team of program and project managers, supporting and enabling the organization’s global, cross-functional initiatives. The Director, EPMO ensures that the work of the EPMO adds value, is relevant to the strategy of the organization, and meets the goals set by executive management.

Individuals within the IT leadership job family have responsibility for activities that contribute to planning, creating and implementing an IT vision and strategy aligned with the company’s strategic business plan. They oversee the development of corporate standards, technology architecture, technology evaluation and transfer. They manage small to large teams of people responsible for developing and delivering IT solutions for the business and customers. Each role within this job family provides technical and business leadership to their organizations as well as to the business.

IT Leaders are also responsible for analyzing trends in technology, assessing the impact of emerging technologies on the business, providing solutions to address technology and business issues, and managing financial resources while ensuring the development of high-quality technology solutions. These solutions must be developed at the best possible cost and be aligned with customer and business needs while establishing relationships with employees and key internal and external stakeholders. They are also responsible for participating and leading the development of an IT governance framework that defines the working relationships and sharing of IT components among various IT groups within the organization.

To be successful, individuals must possess a combination of business, technical and leadership skills and competencies. This requires an understanding of client’s business needs, processes and functions. They also need a solid knowledge of IT infrastructure, architecture, applications development and support, networks, and computer operations. In addition, individuals working in this job family must have excellent communication skills and the ability to influence others.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Business and IT Strategy:

  • Develops the tactical components and strategies to achieve goals at an enterprise level.

  • Manages the development and implementation of IT initiatives to support business strategy.

  • Ensures that all programs and projects managed by PMO follow standards: workplan, budget, project organization and governance structure, communication, change management, performance management.

  • Stays current on industry trends in the development of enterprise planning tools that support agile, waterfall, and hybrid methodologies.

Change Management:

  • Articulates change.

  • Is active and visible throughout the change process.

  • Provides frequent, communication to department/organization and clients about the change (i.e., rationale, expected outcomes, the "big” picture) and the impact of the change (individual and business).

  • Builds a coalition of sponsorship (managers, staff and clients) and manages resistance to the change.

  • Identifies and removes obstacles to change.

Governance:

  • Oversees the administration of the Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) Tool (Smartsheet).

  • Ensures consistent portfolio and project reporting and tracking across all stakeholders.

  • Builds and maintains relationships with cross-functional peers and Senior Leadership, to deliver high quality products that satisfy internal and external customer expectations.

  • Partners with IT Strategic Planning and Business Relationship Management for vetting of new pipeline opportunities.

  • Partners with the functional business and technology leaders on the implementation of program and project management processes, methods, techniques, tools, guidelines, and standards.

  • Leads or participates in a customer advisory board to manage IT services demand.

  • Communicates client’s needs and priorities and provides feedback on pricing and investment.

Architecture:

  • Provides input to technology planning within multiple functional areas.

  • Implements solutions consistent with current and future architecture.

Process Improvements:

  • Manages the improvement processes that impact customer satisfaction and relationships.

  • Owns the designated processes and is accountable for ensuring that established processes are followed.

Finance:

  • Participates in the development of IT budgets.

  • Tracks and takes appropriate steps to stay within budget.

  • Provides high-quality services at optimal cost to customers.

  • Measures service performance and implements improvements.

IT Technology Development:

  • Directs the development and implementation of technology solutions required to increase business efficiency and effectiveness.

Service Level Agreements (SLAs):

  • Participates and provides input to the SLA development process.

  • Ensures internal SLAs are met.

Vendor Management:

  • Provides advice and counsel to the vendor relationship decision-making and contract development processes.

  • Reviews service provider performance.

  • Identifies and confirms performance problems and notifies contract managers.

Resource Management:

  • Monitors ePMO and project team resource capacity and acts as the escalation point for constraints.

  • Lead and mentor a team of globally-dispersed Project Managers responsible for Enterprise-Level projects over 8 Business and Technology portfolios.

  • Meets regularly with team to gather work statuses.

  • Discusses work progress and obstacles.

  • Provides advice, guidance, encouragement and constructive feedback.

  • Ensures work, information, ideas, and technology flow freely across teams.

  • Establishes measurable individual and team objectives that are aligned with business and organizational goals.

  • Documents and presents performance assessments.

  • Recognizes and rewards associates commensurate with performance.

  • Implements organizational practices for staffing, EEO, diversity, performance management, development, reward and recognition, and retention.

Workforce Planning:

  • Identifies the roles, skills and knowledge required to achieve goals.

  • Ensures staff has the resources and skills needed to support all work initiatives within a limited number of COCs or functions.

  • Participates in IT workforce deployment activities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • BS/BA degree in technical/information science or a related field.

  • 10+ years project management experience overseeing technology projects; 5 years should reflect direct management experience with increasing levels of management responsibilities.

  • 5+ years experience managing a group of Project Managers or Scrum Masters.

  • Expert-level knowledge of project and change management and associated methodologies, techniques, processes and approaches.

  • Knowledge of resource management tools.

  • At least 3+ Smartsheet administration/management experience (Control Center experience a plus).

  • Candidates must have strong leadership and interpersonal skills and enjoy working in a dynamic, often remote-based environment.

  • Experience leading ePMO is preferred along with the skills to effectively manage a midsize team of project managers, and execute plans with focus on quality.

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, as necessary.

  • PMP and CSM certifications.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Chief of Party, Haiti or Burundi

*Position location to be determined; Burundi or Haiti.

World Vision is seeking a highly qualified Chief of Party (COP) for an upcoming Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Haiti and Burundi. We are seeking a dynamic and proven leader with technical expertise and experience managing multi-year USAID-funded programs in complex environments. The program will focus on increasing individual, household, and community resilience through strengthened, well-functioning, and inclusive market systems. The primary goals will be to increase market system efficiency, increase private sector investment and engagement, and increase household and community ability to recovery from shocks and stresses.

POSITION DESCRIPTION/SUMMARY:

The COP will be responsible for leading all technical, financial and administrative aspects of USAID program and will coordinate closely with USAID in developing, implementing, and revising the project’s overall field strategy. The COP will be the principal link between USAID, World Vision, and other partners and provide overall strategic and technical guidance to subcontractors. The COP will provide comprehensive expert technical oversight and guidance in all aspects of the program, including monitoring and evaluation, and reporting to USAID. The COP oversee all staff and activities while promoting an adaptive management approach, and champion a collaborative, inclusive learning environment. The position is based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, or Gitega, Burundi and the 5-year program is expected to start in 2021.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead overall technical vision, project management, and implementation of the project. Spearhead strategy development and utilize managerial tools and frameworks to improve the ability of the team to achieve project goals successfully and sustainably.

  • Effectively manage and supervise technical and finance/operations teams, including ensuring coordination between team leads, providing coaching and mentoring, and fostering a collaborative and adaptive work environment.

  • Serve as the primary point of contact with USAID regarding implementation and management matters relating to the contract. Ensure high-quality, efficient, and effective performance of the project in accordance with USAID rules and regulations.

  • Manage relationships with subcontractors and evaluate sub-contractor and grantee activities through consultative meetings, site visits, and reporting requirements. Manage and supervise work of all international consultants and local staff.

  • Lead collaboration, learning, and adaption (CLA) efforts with internal and external collaborators, adapting program as needed to optimize results per learning and contextual changes.

  • Oversee preparation and supervision of project work planning, budgets and pipeline analyses, performance management, and strategic communications. Facilitate the development of the project’s theory of change, oversee the implementation of the work plan, and track progress towards core indicators and learning objectives.

  • Ensure compliance with the organizational Security Risk Management Policy and implementation of associated plans, including the Country’s Security Risk Management Plan. Manage the team’s adherence to the Security Risk Management process, including personnel and asset protection, information gathering and sharing, training, reporting and investigations, and incident management.

  • Oversee technical activities of the project and ensure that impact is achieving sustainability and quality results defined in the contract

  • Ensure that the activities and results are implemented in a timely manner within the approved budget.

  • Make verbal or written presentations as requested by the client to varied audiences, both in-country and overseas.

  • Assure that assistance provided under the award is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed and for adequately managing and supervising the work of all staff in country.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in agricultural economics, agribusiness, agronomy, development, or related field from an accredited university.

  • Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible management experience working with programs that are of a similar scope and complexity. USAID contract management experience is highly preferred; Chief of Party experience is highly preferred.

  • Established track record of achieving results in complex environments is required. Experience working in Haiti highly desired.

  • Demonstrated experience in project designs, strategic planning, and implementation of market systems, agriculture, and resilience activities. Proven leadership in adaptive management and CLA approaches.

  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience improving inclusion and empowerment of underserved and marginalized groups of market actors including women, youth, rural smallholders, and others.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to lead collaborative working relationships with a diverse group of relevant stakeholders (producers, private sector, NGOs, government, and research institutions).

  • Knowledge of and experience with USAID rules and regulations is required.

  • For Burundi, Fluency in English required; For Haiti, fluency in French is required; Language proficiency in a local language highly preferred.