World Vision International

Job Opportunities in Zimbabwe

World Vision began its operations in Zimbabwe in 1973. It started working from bordering countries to provide life-saving support to refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) during the Liberation Struggle.

WVZ operations are spread across 9 out of the 10 provinces of the country, with a majority of its 1.75 million clients in rural areas.

Current programmes focuses on improving the well-being of boys and girls in the areas of Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Child Protection, Food Security and Economic Development.

Currently there are 29 Area Development Programs (ADPs) and WVZ works in consortia to implement large projects supported by different multilateral funding agencies. Among them are, ENSURE (Enhancing Nutrition Stepping Up Resilience & Enterprise), IGATE (Improving Girls Access Through Education) and ENTERPRIZE (Ensuring Nutrition Transforming & Empowering Rural Farmers and Promoting Resilience in Zimbabwe.

Current Opportunities

District Coordinator (Guruve)

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbors and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

POSITION: DISTRICT COORDINATOR

Location: Guruve

Project: FAO ENTERPRIZE (6 months)

Purpose of the Position

Ensure compliance to project implementation standards and guidelines, coordinate, account for, and lead the implementation of all project components; agricultural extension, market development, nutrition, rural finance and gender mainstreaming at district of operation according to FAO and WV guidelines and policy standards. Responsible for district level coordination, stakeholder engagement, facilitating and coordinating the implementation of the programme.

Major Responsibilities.

  • Lead, develop and maintain professional district level contact and relationship with partners and stakeholders (WV projects and departments, consortium partners, Ministry of Lands and Agriculture (MOLA), and district authorities), ensuring acceptable project scope knowledge.

  • Ensure adherence to donor and to World Vision standards, guidelines, policies, and procedures.

  • Supervise and provide support to district project staff and oversee district project implementation.

  • Continuously assess the district’s performance against work plans, and theory of change, recommending any revisions/adjustments.

  • Manage day-to-day district level project related issues, working closely with the Technical Specialists, Project Partners, Finance, Administration, Human Resources, and any other support department.

  • Produce quality and timely district project reports and updates.

  • Periodically assess, inform, and advise on any district context changes and possible options to changing context.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Social Science, Development Studies, Economics.

  • Demonstrated +5 years coordination experience (project management, team leading, and stakeholder engagement) of a large project.

  • Good report and document production skill (quality, accurate, smart).

  • Problem solving analytical, multi-tasking, ability work under pressure, meet deadlines, team oriented, leadership, interpersonal, and decision making competencies are essential.

  • Class 4 driver’s license is a must.

NB: Shortlisting will be done as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be conducted.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply!!!

Agriculture Officer (12)

BACKGROUND

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbors and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

Position Title: Agriculture Officer (12)

Location: Guruve, Mt Darwin, Bindura

Project: FAO ENTERPRIZE (4 months)

Purpose of the Position:

Provide support to agricultural sector in the implementation of the agricultural (crop/livestock) extension component of the ENTERPRIZE grant in compliance with donor/grant requirements. The position entails planning, implementation and capacity building of small holder farmers in LISA in order to increase crop/livestock productivity.

Major Accountabilities/ Responsibilities

  • Facilitate capacity building of small holder farmers on Low Input Sustainable Agriculture (LISA)

  • Establish and support implementation of farmer field schools and Lead Farmer groups to enhance Crop/livestock productivity

  • Mobilization and training of Pfumvudza and agroecology

  • Training farmer groups, small holder farmers and agricultural public extension staff on Black soldier fly (BSF), moringa production and feed formulation

  • Provide regular support and monitoring of Pfumvudza, agroecology, BSF, feed formulation and moringa demonstration sites

  • Participate in the planning and monitoring of agricultural (crop/livestock) components of the programme.

  • Collaborating and networking with other stakeholders on programming issues

  • Produce regular and timely progress reports

Knowledge and Skills

  • BSc degree in Agriculture and at least 5 years work experience with a Diploma in Agriculture covering crop and livestock production

  • Two to five years’ experience in crop and livestock development work

  • Experience in sustainable agriculture, good agricultural practices in crops and livestock, lead farmer methodologies and related initiatives

  • Ability to communicate with community structures, other development partners and government agencies.

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Clean class 4 Driver's licence. Ability to ride a Motor Cycle is an added advantage.

  • Computer literate (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

NB: Shortlisting will be done as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Accountability, Monitoring & Evaluation Facilitator

BACKGROUND

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbors and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

Position Title: A, M & E Facilitator

Location: Guruve

Project: FAO ENTERPRIZE (6 months)

Purpose of the Position:

To assist in operationalising accountability and monitoring functions in the assigned district. This position functions to integrate field level operations of monitoring and accountability, including field level enumeration and data entry in accordance with the project monitoring framework.

Major Accountabilities/ Responsibilities:

  • Expand technical knowledge base of monitoring and evaluation standards and initiatives and serve as a resource person, providing conceptual and practical best practice expertise to the district field staff;

  • Develop monthly work plans in liaison with the Accountability, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.

  • Work with field level operational staff and district stakeholders to lead the implementation of appropriate complaints and response and information provision systems in the district, ensure its smooth operation

  • Compile, record, and file field level data from monitoring tools and accountability systems using relevant and appropriate computer packages and information management systems.

  • Immediately raise sensitive or important complaints with the District Coordinator and A, M, E Specialist.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Diploma in Social Sciences/Economics/Research & Statistics or any related field.

  • Working knowledge of statistical packages (SPSS, CS-Pro, Epi-Info and Excel)

  • Experience in conducting surveys / assessments

  • 2 years’ experience in WV M&E and/or Accountability systems an added advantage

  • Clean class four driver’s license and motorcycle riding an advantage

  • Willing/Desire to be based in the field.

  • Good contextual knowledge of local community and social/cultural constraints, realities and organisational relationships

NB: Shortlisting will be done as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Director, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Director, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis – Global Centre leads a team that is responsible for the financial aspects of financial planning, reporting and analysis for the WVI Global Centre. This is a critical role that supports the Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis and works closely with the Chief Financial Officer to ensure the budgeting processes, reporting and analysis for the Global Centre is timely, accurate and supports strategic conversations regarding resource allocation in line with Our Promise.

To achieve this, the position is responsible for:

  • Leading the team.

  • Overseeing timely and accurate financial reporting and analysis to the Chief Financial Officer, the Executive Leadership Team, senior leaders and managers in the Global Centre.

  • Building strategic reporting and analysis capability that facilitates strategic resource allocation decisions of the Global Centre allowing leaders to invest in activities to deliver of Our Promise.

  • Driving a customer focused culture, ensuring staff develop a deep understanding of the business units of the Global Centre from the perspective of Executive Leadership and Partnership Leaders, and cost centre managers.

  • Leading and oversee projects to continuously improve reporting and analytics by utilizing new technology capability and working with the Director, Data, Systems and Services to drive new capabilities.

  • Working closely with peers to understand the end-to-end Support Office/Global Centre/Field Office financial eco-system and ensuring budgeting, financial reporting and analysis is consistent and aligned.

  • Working closely with peers to ensure financial systems and processes are seamless from a customer perspective.

  • Advising on issues related to partnership budgeting, reporting, compliance, internal controls, liquidity, and systems.

  • Initiating and participating in global and departmental initiatives.

  • Being a thought leader on broader Partnership financial management.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Partner with the business to leverage accurate, timely and insightful reporting and analysis and achieve business outcomes.

Design and continuously improve a reporting framework for the Global Centre to ensure reports are streamlined, timely, clear, provide actionable insights, inform decision making and meet customer needs.

This involves:

  • Thinking forward and pre-empting and identifying key decision and reporting needs of stakeholders in future years (possibly before they even ask), driven primarily from the vision articulated in Our Promise and from deep knowledge of stakeholders.

  • Identifying appropriate sources of data that need to be captured and design solutions for capturing data in systems, utilizing systems thinking skills, technology developments, internal controls and quality control.

  • Be the business owner for the Finance systems projects designed and implemented as a result of needing to capture the new data, engaging stakeholders and driving the Finance Data, Systems and Services team and IT to deliver an appropriate technological solution.

  • Design and oversee the implementation of new reporting and analysis that can be created as a result of the new data available.

  • Review the existing reports and analysis to identify their appropriateness of need for update and rebuild as a result of the new data and technology available.

  • Seek feedback from customers and iterate reporting and analysis to be fit for purpose.

  • Oversee the production of regular reports and analysis to stakeholders (monthly, quarterly, annually, key meetings) to ensure decision makers are empowered with accurate and timely information to support their activities, including cost centre reporting.

  • Be a trusted advisor to the Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis and Chief Financial Officer, ensuring they have appropriate information and insights for decision making.

  • Manage a team of trusted Finance Business Partners to work closely with Executive Leaders, Partnership Leaders and cost centre managers on business cases and other financial analysis to support their decisions.

  • Ensure integration and alignment with the activities of peers to build a seamless customer experience.

Lead the Global Centre annual cycle from planning through to year end.

Collaborate with peers to ensure alignment and integration of processes and activity of the annual financial cycle from planning to year-end close, in particular:

  • Lead the Global Centre annual and multi-year planning and budgeting process, by:

  • Designing the process for the upcoming fiscal year, ensuring alignment with all aspects of the global planning process;

  • Leading the preparation of financial information for the Chief Financial Officer as they facilitate high-level resource negotiations and planning parameters with the Executive Leadership Team at the start of the process;

  • Overseeing the production of tools, templates and communications to execute the process;

  • Leading the execution of the process across all Global Centre departments, supported by a team of Finance Business Partners and analysts;

  • Being an escalation point for issues identified by Finance Business Partners during the process and negotiating resource allocation with Executive Leaders, Partnership Leaders and cost centre managers to ensure compliance with approved budget parameters;

  • Preparing reports and analysis of the submitted budget for review and approval by the Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis and the Chief Financial Officer, identifying opportunities and issues for consideration;

  • Preparing Board pre-reads and presentations regarding the Global Centre budget for the WVI Stewardship Committee and WVI Board for their approval;

  • Ensuring stakeholders from across the Global Centre are appropriately engaged during and after the process and that decisions are clearly communicated;

Leading a post implementation review with stakeholders, identifying opportunities for improvement.

Lead the annual Chargeback setting process, by:

  • Designing the process for the upcoming fiscal planning period, ensuring that it connects appropriate to the timelines for the Field Office and Support Office planning processes.

  • Overseeing the production of tools, templates and communications to execute the process.

  • Convening the Chargeback Committee, delivering a process that has clear recommendations to the Chief Financial Officer for approval that are in line with principles.

  • Ensuring stakeholders from across the Partnership (including Field Offices and Support Offices) are appropriately engaged during and after the process and that decisions are clearly communicated.

  • Leading a post implementation review with stakeholders, identifying opportunities for improvement.

Lead the Global Centre forecast process throughout the fiscal year, by:

  • Designing the process.

  • Overseeing the production of tools, templates and communications to execute the process.

  • Executing the process at key points during the year through a team of Finance Business Partners and Financial Analysts.

  • Overseeing the review of business cases submitted by departments seeking redistribution of resources and negotiating resource allocation with Executive Leaders, Partnership Leaders and cost centre managers to ensure compliance with approved budget parameters.

  • Identifying opportunities for strategic realignment of resources to ensure key organizational priorities have appropriate resources for delivery and presenting this information to the Senor Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis and the Chief Financial Officer for consideration and approval.

  • Communicating outcomes of the process to stakeholders.

Lead a component of the Global Centre year-end processes, by:

  • Ensuring that costs are recorded in the appropriate period and cost centre.

  • Reviewing actual expenditure against budget and identifying issues and ensuring corrections prior to the general ledger close.

  • Negotiating carry forward of savings from the current year to the next fiscal year (with approval from the Chief Financial Officer).

  • Working with the Director of Corporate Accounting to ensure year-end adjustments are minimized through effective monitoring and identification of issues and corrections well prior to the end of the fiscal year.

Leadership and Management:

  • Management responsibilities, including cost centre management, people management and strategic planning for the team.

  • Oversee continuous improvement initiatives that will support the Group’s business plan and objectives.

Other duties as requested:

  • Perform other duties as requested by Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis, including, but not limited to, participation in organizational projects as a representative of GC Finance and the interests of the Global Centre and broader team leadership and management responsibilities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / Finance.

  • Extensive knowledge in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and audit and/or internal controls.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis and performance management in large, global organizations.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in managing teams, projects and performing finance functions in a corporation, financial institution or non-profit organization.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing financial best practices, work-flow, and procedures for a large global organization.

  • Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant or equivalent.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • MBA preferred.

  • Superior organization, prioritization, and self-motivation skills.

  • Strong computer skills and knowledge in MS Office Suite, SunSystems and PowerBI.

  • High level of working knowledge related to automated accounting / financial systems.

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills.

  • Excellent project management skills.

  • Ability to translate technical information into common language so that non-financial individuals can readily understand the information.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience leading large global team of financial analysts across multiple countries and regions.

  • Ability to translate or communicate complex finance and accounting principles into common language so that non-finance people or finance staff with very basic knowledge in finance can readily understand the information.

  • Experience working with senior leadership teams, with demonstrable ability to communicate and engage effectively.

  • Experience in developing and implementing process improvement initiatives.

  • Cost centre management.

  • Experience managing and developing people, including hiring, talent and succession planning and performance management.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Resource Development and Donor Engagement (RDDE) Team Leader

BACKGROUND

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

Position: Resource Development and Donor Engagement (RDDE) Team Leader, World Vision Zimbabwe

Location: Harare

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The position provides overall leadership for the development and implementation of the WVZ Resource Development and Donor Engagement (RDDE) strategy with a key focus on funding diversification, sustainability, and new business development. It also focuses on leading, in a collaborative manner, external engagement and positioning with key donors and partners to help further position WVZ as a partner of choice.

This role requires a deep knowledge and proven track record of effective grant project design and implementation oversight as well as experience in donor engagement and positioning at the operational and strategic, national, and ideally, international levels.

Successful candidates will use culturally sensitive communication, self-determination, and coordination skills to work with collaborative multi-sector/functional teams that will help generate a range of resources to enable WVZ to implement programs that are impactful and focus on the most vulnerable children and communities. This will be done in alignment with the WVZ national strategy.

The position is part of the WVZ Senior Management Team (SMT) while also engaging with the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) on a regular basis. It reports to the National Director (ND) with matrix reporting to the Regional Resource Development Director. The RDDE Sr PO and PO report to the position. The position is based in Harare.

Candidates with international experience and those with resident permits are encouraged to apply

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected

10

Strategy and Leadership:

  • Provide leadership to the Resource Development and Donor Engagement Department in collaboration with WVZ / Regional Office (RO)/ Support Office (SO) teams to drive growth and diversification of resources from bilateral, multilateral, foundations, corporate donors, and Resources In Kind (RIK)

  • In coordination with the WVZ technical, programs and the operations leadership teams, and the Regional Resource Development Director (RRD) develop and/or revise the FO resource development and grant management strategy, and resource targets.

  • In accordance with Global Grant Acquisition and Management (GAM) processes and the WVZ Strategy Cycle, assist the field leadership team in setting reasonable annual resource/grant income projections to be used as a performance indicator.

  • WVZ Resource Development Strategy implemented and reported annually on achievements.

  • WVZs annual target and achievements agreed, monitored and reported.

  • WVZ resource/grant growth targets reasonably set and achieved.

30

Donor Tracking, Prepositioning and Engagement:

  • Provide leadership and strategic vision to build and maintain WVZ’s public reputation as a key humanitarian, development and advocacy partner through targeted donor and partner engagement, sharing program impact information, and building alliances/partnerships with key national and international stakeholders

  • Develop/maintain and oversee an external engagement and positioning plan which is informed though tracking and mapping of the donor landscape (identify, develop, and track new and current donor relationships) and work proactively with RO and SO resource development teams to ensure coordinated donor intelligence gathering, sharing and grant opportunity targeting

  • With the participation of relevant WVZ staff and departments, organize prepositioning meetings with donors and key partners and develop/present key program impact data in coordination with WVZ’s communications and sector leads to position WV as a partner of choice.

  • Actively engage and participate in strategic in country donor meetings/clusters with foundations, bilateral and multilateral institutions, and corporates. This will be done in coordination with the National Director (ND) and other key staff who may also participate in relevant meetings

  • Identify key relationships with local government and other key local stakeholders to strengthen the FOs brand and profile within the country.

  • In collaboration with WVZ’s communications and sector leads, develop innovative branding and marketing material, events and communication strategies (social media, websites, etc.) to attract new local donors/ corporates/ partners, and build WV’s national brand recognition

  • Establish/maintain an efficient grant opportunity tracking system in collaboration with RRD and maintain an overview of country level grant funding opportunities and donor trends.

  • In country donor landscape completed, refreshed annually. Highlights and trends communicated to regional RDDE and SOs (Support Office), and integrated in NO work (Quarter report).

  • Participate/initiate NO, SO and Global GAM calls

  • External engagement plan is successfully implemented in concert with RO and SOs

  • Develop high quality impact data and capacity statements for external engagement

  • Technical Branding plans and donor engagement plans rolled out and report on progress.

  • WVZ participation in fora, alliances and key partnerships.

  • WVZ’s website, print material and social media presence is of high quality, up to date and engaging

  • Grant Opportunity Tracking system in place.

30

Proposal/Concept Development:

  • In coordination with SOs and cross WVZ/RO functional teams, develop concept notes and proposals leading to successful funding opportunities

  • Provide leadership in the identification, selection and negotiations of key external partners/consortia (INGO/NGO/CSO/Government. Etc.) which will compliment and strengthen the proposal/project

  • Lead the Go/No Go internal process in collaboration with FO/RO/SO per each grant opportunity, and ensure the appropriate use of the Grants Risk Assessment Form is used to make informed decisions

  • Per grant opportunity, provide leadership in the coordination of the proposal development team, programmatic, sector inputs and budget development in alignment with donor requirements

  • Ensure proposals/concepts are leveraging internal people and financial resources, complimenting other grant projects/sponsorship programming (where possible), and any additional required resources (ie. grant match) is sourced in partnership with SOs, external partners or corporates

  • In collaboration with FO finance ensure that budgets are detailed, realistic and in alignment with successful implementation of key outcomes

  • In collaboration with Human Resources (P&C), finance and FO senior leadership, ensure that key positions (within the RDU team and/or a grant) are identified, job descriptions are created and successful timely hiring is achieved

  • Develop national corporate concepts/ in collaboration with FO teams to raise financial and GIK resources

  • WVZ grant pipeline and win rate is at acceptable levels.

  • WVZ has strong relationships with key complimentary development partners in country

  • WVZ has a well-functioning decision making process in alignment with Go/No Go protocols

  • Key RDDE and Grant staff are hired in time

  • Productive national corporate relationships are developed

10

Grant Management and Compliance:

  • In coordination with Finance, Procurement, and Administration teams, ensure all aspect of grant compliance and management (e.g. reporting, procurement, visibility, transfer of assets, audit, etc) including sub grantee management plans are understood and adhered to.

  • Ensure Grant Health Tracker for grant projects are up to date and any issues are addressed.

  • In collaboration with FO/RO finance monitor grant burn-rates, audit reports and other risk monitoring data, and issues are addressed with appropriate FO/RO/SO teams and donors (when needed).

  • In conjunction with finance and operations ensure compliance in key grant areas (e.g. eligibility criteria, internal administrative cost levels, grant match, grant reporting, etc). Flag critical policy or systems issues needing resolution by Global Center (GC).

  • Prepare monthly and quarterly grants performance reports for leadership using RDU and finance standardized metrics and protocols.

  • Ensure Horizon grant tracking system is up to date

  • Grant health tracking and performance tool (or equal) available in FOs used regularly (monthly)

  • RDU and FO Operation units jointly review grant performance, and addressed the issues of concern.

  • As appropriate or requested, WVZ RDDE supported audit team in ongoing internal and external reviews. Lessons learned communicated to other FOs.

  • Finance department supported in WVZ burn rate monitoring and actions to improve followed up.

  • Quality Assurance minimum standards are being used by grant managers.

  • Grant audits results in green.

  • WV Horizon grant profiles are up to date

10

Capacity Building:

  • Ensure relevant WVZ staff are informed about their role within the design of grant proposals and the successful implementation of grants.

  • New RDDE and grant management staff are onboarded and trained (Horizon, Proposal Pro/G2G,etc) and aware of WVI core grant standards, policies, database and tools and networks.

  • Ensure key in RDDE and finance staff are proposal pro certified.

  • Ensure RDDE and finance are trained in Horizon

  • Identify capacity gaps or upskilling opportunities for WVZ teams in grant acquisition and management (ie. Horizon, G2G, sub grantee management, technical branding, National resource development, etc.)

  • Develop a strong successor to be able to take up increasing grant management responsibility.

  • WVZ staff involved in grants are Proposal pro certified.

  • Key trainings facilitated as per capacity building needs.

  • WVZ has up to date Horizon grant profiles.

  • New hired grant related staff successfully onboarded and capacitated

  • NO GAM staff attend GAM and FC CoP webinars.

  • Annual GAM forum managed and facilitated, and actions /issues followed through.

5

Internal Engagement:

  • Ensure appropriate representation at NO and other strategic fora to enhance programming collaboration and strategic resource planning.

  • Represent WVZ in the grants community for a and share lessons learned with RO/SO and other FO peers (GAM CoP, Fragile Context CoP, GAM Hubs and Global Grants Compliance Unit

  • Regularly (weekly/monthly) engage and provide updates to RRD (update meetings, monthly grant tracking reports, quarterly grant reports, grant health trackers, burn-rate reports)

  • Participate in Regional coordination calls with RRD and WVZ peers (information sharing, learning seminar, global/regional updates and training sessions)

  • Regularly engage (calls/emails) with key SOs to build a trusting and information sharing relationship

  • As a member of the WVZ SMT and through regular engagement with the SLT, provide updates on revenue, donor engagement and positioning while contributing to the overall scope of discussion

  • Participated in annual Regional Grant Acquisition and Management (GAM) forum, and other meetings as pert request.

  • WVZ RDDE staff attend GAM and Finance CoP webinars.

  • Monthly. Quarterly grant opportunity reports, quarterly Grant Health Trackers,

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

  1. Bachelor and/or Master’s Degree in International Development, International Relations, or relevant Social Science or any related field.

  2. Minimum of 5 years of experience in tracking, prepositioning, designing high quality grants with proven track record of successful grant acquisition from bilateral and multilateral donors

  3. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in managing or overseeing grants from bilateral and multilateral donors in lower income and fragile countries especially in rural development.

  4. Experienced networker with strong skills in donor relations at a national and ideally at the international level, negotiations and partnering with up to date knowledge of donor landscape and trends in the humanitarian & development sector

  5. Solid understanding of the full grant cycle and of grant compliance procedures for major bilateral and multilateral donors

  6. Proven experience and skills in proposal writing

  7. Must be highly proficient in use of Microsoft Office products

  8. Highly proficient at written and spoken English

  9. Must be compatible with WV’s vision, mission and core values

NB: Female candidates are encouraged to apply

Additional work experience required as a minimum qualification for this position.

  1. Strong influencing and networking skills; consortia/network development experience.

  2. Highly skilled at coordinating multi-functional teams and adhering to tight deadlines

  3. Ability to provide support and training to staff and partners and to “translate” donor language related to guidelines and different requirements to ensure that both concept notes/proposals and project implementation are compliant with donor requirements.

  4. Strong inter-personal skills, and proven team-player with exceptional communication skills

  5. Able to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment

  6. Understanding of cross-cultural issues in a global organization context

License, registration, or certification required to perform this position:

  1. If candidate is a WV staff, completed Proposal pro certification. G2G certified training is a plus.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  1. Minimum of 5 years of experience in tracking, prepositioning, designing high quality grants with proven track record of successful grant acquisition from bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID/OFDA, FCDO (UKAid), GAC, EC/ECHO/, UN agencies, ADB/WB, Global Fund and others

  2. Minimum of 2 years’ experience in managing grants from bilateral and multilateral donors in lower income and fragile countries especially in rural development.

Core Competencies

Incumbent must model the following Core Competencies

  • Model self-management

  • Engage, influence, lead and grow others

  • Run an effective and agile organization

  • Develop the organization for the future

Work Environment:

Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.

  • Work environment: Office-based

  • Travel: minimum of 20% local and international travel