Job Opportunities with World Vision Uganda

World Vision Uganda has worked with the vulnerable children of Uganda, their families and communities, since 1986

Currently, World Vision Uganda has a commitment to bring hope and help to children and communities in the country through a range of holistic, integrated projects that promote change and improve well-being. Every year, about 1.6 million children especially the most vulnerable benefit from World Vision Uganda interventions in Health Nutrition and WASH, Resilience & Livelihood, Education and Peace & Child Protection from both Development Programmes and the Humanitarian emergency response which currently operate in 82 out of the 112 districts throughout Uganda.

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Digital Transformation Leader

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

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

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

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

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

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

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

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Responsible for the delivery of DIGIT projects:

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

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

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

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

  • Identify and communicate potential risks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Education/Experience:

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

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

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

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

  • Experience preparing and developing executive level communications.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Change management experience.

  • Ability to achieve results despite high levels of ambiguity.

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

Competencies/Capabilities:

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

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

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

  • Can work autonomously across challenging geographical circumstances.

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

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

Work Environment:

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

Community Engagement & Development Assistant - Abim & Karenga

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.

Position: Community Engagement and Development Assistant (3 Positions)

Report to: Assessment and Design Facilitator

Location: Abim District (2) and Karenga District (1)

Purpose of the position:

The project office will be accountable for providing day to day implementation of planned project activities under the guidance of the project coordinator management and oversight of the implementation of the Sustaining Education Efforts in Karamoja (SEEK –Project) that aims to enroll and retain 15000 out of school children in 63 primary schools in Kotido and Kaabong districts by 2021. World Vision Uganda will work closely with community structures and local leadership to ensure project successes, ownership and sustainability in the targeted schools.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Community Engagement and Design Processes

  • Support in data collecting and community engagement on community perception on WV identity

  • Support in disseminating of information in a message box and engage

  • Support community in developing a community communication plan

  • Support the Identification and engagement of key stakeholders at parish and sub-county level, Engaging local partners in the wellbeing activities.

  • Support and supervise the starter groups in their community engagement and exploration of the local context in the focus areas.

  • Support and supervise the assessment team on Identification of the most vulnerable in the focus areas and vulnerability assessment processes.

  • Mapping capacity and resources of the community and community in Reflection and planning for base level at each step of critical path for the next step.

  • Organize and support community summit at Parish level

  • Support the community in setting community vision and priorities with starter groups members.

Sponsorship Community engagement and RC Registration.

  • Sharing the vision and priorities with the wider community for validation.

  • Raising community awareness for sustainability and transition.

  • Support and engage the community in Celebrating the efforts and solidarity of critical path steps completions.

  • Manage Child Sponsorship communications and registration processes of RCs.

  • Expeditiously follow up on all Sponsorship communications from NO and SOs.

  • Registration of Children in sponsorship program and sharing their histories with SO.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Diploma and/or a Bachelor Degree in Humanities (Development studies, social sciences, SWASA, Economics, community development)

  • Good knowledge and working experience of Karamoja context, a minimum of 1 year experience of direct implementation for development programs in Karamoja region. Work experience in sponsorship programs is an advantage.

  • Work experience in Community engagements, Assessment and qualitative data collections especially using FGD & KII methodology.

  • Knowledge of Local Language (Thur-Luo and Akarimojong)

  • Ability to ride a motor cycle with a valid ridding permit is a MUST

  • Should be a problem solver with high level of creativity and sensitivity to conflict

  • Good knowledge of data collection techniques like conducting focused group discussions, key informant interviews and high documentation skills.

  • Strong demonstrable skills on child protection issues and the national policies.

  • Strong understanding of the child and adult safeguarding case management and reporting

  • Good level of conflict sensitivity and mediation skills.

  • Basic understanding of Qualitative and Quantitative data collection skills and analysis

  • Community mobilization and engagement skills

  • Reporting and documentation skills

  • Problem solving and decision making skills.

  • Ability to work in hard to reach context

  • Flexibility with ability to set priorities.

  • Team work

  • Knowledge in computer Literacy

Assessment and Design Coordinator

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.

Position: Assessment and Design Coordinator

Report to: Regional Programme Manager

Location: Kaabong District

Purpose of the position:

To provide overall leadership, support and management of WV Uganda Area Assessment and Design Programmes within Abim and Karenga districts (Karamoja region) in line with WV policies, standards and strategy. Ensure accurate and timely responses in the principle areas of programme assessment and designing, accounting, human resource management, logistics and communication.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Project planning, implementation and management:

Leadership and Management:

  • Lead and support Area assessment teams and partners to develop, implement, monitor and report program assessment plans and activities.

  • Provide guidance on integration of advocacy and disaster/ risk management in field level programmes assessment and designs in line with WV strategy.

  • Dissemination and support implementation of Partnership and National Office strategies, guidelines, initiatives and policies in the district.

  • Steer the implementation of management decisions/recommendations in the assessment programs within the districts.

  • Develop human resource development plan, and manage staff development/ growth in order to build a cadre of high performing staff among his/her team.

  • Networking and Advocacy

  • Build strategic partnerships, networks, coalitions and alliances at the district level and link it with national level strategic engagements.

  • Spearhead, coordinate and promote district level advocacy, lobbying and influencing initiatives.

  • Document lessons and learning’s from the district programmes and projects and link with national level advocacy initiatives

  • Document lessons and learning’s from advocacy engagements

  • Support partnership development at local and national level.

  • Accountability and Quality Assurance

  • In close collaboration with sector specialists, ensure quality program designs while following partnership standards, policies and protocols, including all relevant sections of the Field Financial Manual.

  • In close collaboration with HR, ensure right programme staff are recruited, retained, and provided with intentional opportunities, mentoring and coaching for development. Ensure that the programme staff based in remote locations receive care and support.

  • Ensure adequate quality assurance processes while positioning programmes to meet defined programme quality standards.

  • Ensure effective participation of project staff, partners and target communities/beneficiaries in program assessment and design approaches; coordinate implementation of LEAP assessment and DPA processes according to WV LEAP framework.

Child Protection and Wellbeing

  • In close collaboration with the Child Protection Lead, ensure that all staff and key stakeholders are oriented on the Child Protection strategic objective, CP standards and policy

  • Ensure that all child and adult safe guarding and protection compliance standards and guidelines are fully met during the program assessment and design phase.

  • Work with the District Leadership, child actors and other key stakeholders to ensure that CP ADAPT is conducted to inform child protection programing in the new Program Areas.

  • Innovatively and creatively initiate multiple child protection projects geared at promoting enhanced protection of girls and boys

Child Sponsorship Operations

  • Effectively ensure sponsorship feasibility study is conducted to inform the new program assessment and designs.

  • Effectively roll out of local and global Child Sponsorship initiatives and systems using the existing guidelines.

  • Ensure local leadership, parents and guardians understand child sponsorship and effectively support and participate in its activities and processes.

  • Support new programs to register RC and supply them as per the set deadlines and standards.

  • Manage sponsorship logistics and risks that may affect establishment of an effective child sponsorship systems in the new programs.

  • Streamline and ensure quality and timely Child Sponsorship related Communications from the Cluster to National Office, district stakeholders and Support Offices.

Information Management

  • Ensure necessary tracking, compilation, analysis and innovative use of programmatic data.

  • Ensure timely compilation of monthly, quarterly and annual Programmatic Reports.

  • Support Communications in preparation of marketing and informational material for WV and external donor stakeholders,

Gender, Disability, Peace Building and Environment

  • In close collaboration with Sector Specialists, ensure mainstreaming of crosscutting themes during designing of new programmes while following policies, technical guidelines and standards

  • Ensure development of mechanisms/strategies for gender, peace building and environment mainstreaming in new programme designs.

  • In close collaboration with HR and the Gender Office put in place mechanisms that ensure equitable opportunities for male and female staff, intentional mentoring and coaching of female staff for development and promote a gender responsive environment in the Cluster

  • Ensure research and documentation on promising practices on gender, peace building and environment to generate evidence to inform programming and learning.

  • Ensure integration of gender, peace building and environment issues in district advocacy engagements while providing linkage to national level strategic engagements.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • University degree in any of the development discipline with a minimum experience of 3-4 years of working in assessment design and research monitoring and evaluation and reporting in a complex development program.

  • Post graduate diploma in project planning and management is an added advantage.

  • Good knowledge and working experience of Karamoja context, a minimum of 3 years’ experience of directly implementing education programming with good knowledge of current education challenges, policy guidelines among others.

  • Should be a problem solver with high level of creativity and sensitivity to conflict

  • Knowledge of and experience with a range of design tools and assessment techniques, including ability to develop effective system for data collection, analysis and dissemination.

  • Good command of Ms Excel, and working knowledge of at least two statistical data management packages/software (quantitative and qualitative) eg SPSS, Nivio/Nudist.

  • Must be able to work in a team and be prepared to lead and train subordinates

  • Ability to work with inter-disciplinary teams and a wide range of program/project activities

  • Certificate in post graduate project planning and management, valid ridding permit.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English and spoken Ngakaramojong language.

  • Valid riding permit

  • Strong demonstrable skills on child protection issues and the national policies.

  • Strong understanding of the child and adult safeguarding case management and reporting

  • Good level of conflict sensitivity and mediation skills.

  • Basic understanding of Qualitative and Quantitative data collection skills and analysis

  • Community mobilization and engagement skills

  • High level of reporting and documentation skills

  • Problem solving and decision making skills.

  • Ability to work in hard to reach context

  • Flexibility with ability to set priorities

  • Team work

Programme Support Assistant - Kiboga Cluster

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.

Position: Program Support Assistant - Kiboga Cluster

Report to: Programme Manager

Location: Kiboga District

Purpose of the position:

To provide administrative support to world vision Uganda and to facilitate in the conducive running of the administration systems at the cluster office in line with the WVU policies and procedures.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Logistics and administration support

  • Screening incoming telephone calls, mails, inquiries, and requests and handling them as appropriate, including relaying accurate and timely messages and answering of queries.

  • Maintain a database of assets.

  • Managing a filing system for record control of key documents.

  • Provide logistical support and back-up to in the planning of meetings and workshops.

  • Ensure adequate stocks of key office materials are in place at all times.

  • Maintaining supplies/logistics inventory and preparing requisitions for office supplies and equipment.

  • Related support including secretarial duties as required such as timely printing, photocopying and binding of documents.

  • General office management

  • Payment for utilities

Support to staff

  • Providing information and guide staff on administrative processes, procedures and requirements.

  • Facilitate and support staff on logistical and administrative requirements such as travels, follow up on requisitions, etc on regular basis

  • Support staff on follow-up of internal communications and actions.

  • Maintain the staff leave tracker for the team

Support to meeting/fora

  • Compile calendar/s of key events.

  • Support planning of the events and meetings.

  • Follow up on meeting invitations through emails and phones as is appropriate.

  • Planning for and managing logistics for regional meetings and other forums such as workshops and reflection/ learning events.

Guest logistics

  • Plan for guest logistics

  • Transport

  • Accommodation

  • Scheduled meetings, entry and exit briefs, etc.

  • Handle check in and out of guests from hotels.

  • Support guest’s general needs like shopping, church service.

Reporting

  • Following up with all staff on submission of their monthly reports.

  • Draft monthly report for PM’s review and submission within the stipulated timelines.

  • Following up with responsible staff on status implementation of key action points and decisions from the meetings/fora.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Must possess a university Degree in Business Administration, Management, Social Sciences, development studies and any other business discipline

  • 2-3 years relevant experience in administration work serving in a highly demanding office busy environment.

  • He /she should be able to manage a team of staff as well as cooperate with other units.

  • Must have knowledge in computer applications like MS Office and data base management

  • He/she should be keen on details and well organized individual.

  • Very strong relational and communication skills.

  • Excellent team player.

  • Should be knowledgeable, optimistic, determined and engaging

  • Should demonstrate strong Christian values of love, patience and integrity.

  • Knowledge in logistical operations

  • Office management skills

  • Effective communication skills.

  • Excellent customer care and public relations.

  • Abilities in office administration and organization.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Commitment to World Vision mission and partnership values and sensitivity to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

  • Skills in multi-tasking

Senior Director, External Engagement

*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:

The Senior Director, External Engagement provides overall leadership, coordination and alignment of global level external engagement, seeking to achieve influence, support income and ultimately to impact external targets in support of WV objectives for children as articulated in Our Promise. The Senior Director will develop and deliver annual plans that maximize the external engagement of Senior leaders, sector and thematic experts, policy advisors and children. The Senior Leader leads and facilitates the External Engagement (EE) Advisory Group for aligned and impactful external engagement across the Global Centre, including through analysis and prioritization of external stakeholders and partnerships, and through regular reporting, innovation and excellence. The Senior Director leads the alignment of EE in WV Global Capitals, leads a team of EE advisors (including in the Global Capitals) and ensures that WV voices are addressing the most important and impactful stakeholders, forums and processes in support of the rights and well being of children, especially the most vulnerable. The Senior Leader will support strong external engagement across all entities of the Partnership, including support to Regional Advocacy Directors in their EE planning. S/he will support Senior WV leaders, including the President, in their participation in major multilateral events and dialogue with external bodies.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop and deliver a global External Engagement agenda focused on the rights of children and the achievement of priority Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) External Engagement agenda provides the best opportunities for WV to advance its external objectives and positively impact the lives of most vulnerable children.

Examples include:

  • Work with Global Capital leads to represent or position WV within the UN, diplomatic, and NGO communities.

  • Coordinate and facilitate external relationships that enable WV to articulate its concerns to NGO, UN, Governmental, and other multilateral bodies.

  • Strategic briefings to inform organizations of WV's work and policy positioning.

  • Direct meetings with key individuals and active participation in meetings of multilateral bodies.

  • Support, coordinate and facilitate representation at agreed global events on behalf of the wider A&EE.

  • Translate in-depth policy work in A&EE priority thematic areas into messaging for use in external relationships.

  • Maintain good relations and work effectively with other members of the GC, SOs and GFO teams to ensure that World Vision presents a professional and efficient point of contact to global institutions.

  • Including maintaining awareness of the activities of other members of the team to enable mutual support during times of high pressure activity.

  • Management of the EE team, including across Global Capitals in New York, Geneva and Brussels. Support regional capitals in other locations (Africa, Asia and LAC).

  • Aligned, well functioning team supporting overall EE objectives of the A&EE team and Global Centre.

  • Develop team culture in line with agreed A&EE behaviours and mindsets.

  • Contribute to the overall leadership of the A&EE team.

  • Set and monitor the team’s annual workplans and the individual workplans of the team.

  • Manage budget.

  • Represent World Vision, and/or support representation of World Vision leaders at priority external forums, events, networks and other processes to promote agreed policy positions.

  • Strong and effective World Vision representation at priority global forums and processes, through:

  • Consistent use of strategic planning processes and tools. This includes working with Global Communications to develop communications plans for all priority engagements, and working with the President’s communications team when he is participating.

  • Support for participation in international meetings, and provision of direction re: networking with multilateral leaders. Briefing key World Vision leaders before key events and debriefing afterwards.

  • Act as the organisational representative, the representative of the President, or the representative of the Advocacy & External Engagement Partnership Leader at external forums.

  • Advise WV leadership on industry thinking and new developments.

  • Provide overall leadership to EE Advisory Group.

  • Aligned, coherent and bold World Vision EE across the Global Centre, directed at the most important and prioritized external stakeholders, leading to influence, income and impact for children.

  • Provide guidance for the development of strategic global partnerships.

  • WV’s highest priority global partnerships are performing and delivering at their optimal level and, thereby, making substantive contributions to WV’s impact.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Masters degree in International Affairs, Public Policy, International Development, Human Rights, Law or other relevant field.

  • Minimum 7 year leadership experience working in child rights focused External Engagement in CSO context and/or government or multilateral context.

  • Expert level understanding of child rights policy debates and dialogues, including regarding the Sustainable Development Goals, ODA, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  • Significant field experience and/or understanding in international development or humanitarian contexts.

  • English language fluency.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent communications skills, verbally and written.

  • Excellent trends and political analysis skills.

  • Excellent team leadership and management skills.

  • Strong understanding of World Vision Partnership and Our Promise.

  • Strong understanding of global trends, debates and agendas related to development and humanitarian issues.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

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