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

Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA) Lead, Zimbabwe

*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision seeks a Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA) Lead for the proposed USAID/Food For Peace -funded Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Zimbabwe.

The CLA Lead will work closely with all staff, including the Food Security Technical Coordinator, Community Visioning Lead, and M&E Lead, to ensure collaboration and learning with other activities in the applicant’s selected implementation area. This staff member will ensure the activity includes active, intentional and adaptive learning within and across interventions, and will play a critical role in incorporating refinement activities and learning into implementation. This includes but is not limited to U.S. Government, host country government, international donors, multilateral organizations, and private sector investments. Additionally, the CLA Lead will improve peer-to-peer learning, knowledge sharing and application, activity-based capacity strengthening, and evidence and data utilization in support of adaptive management both within and beyond initial refinement. The CLA Lead will also be expected to ensure appropriate and continued coordination and joint-planning with other USAID and other donor activities (specifically the USAID food security and resilience portfolio), host-government initiatives, and private sector engagement. Given the significant number of humanitarian and development activities planned and ongoing in the targeted geographic area, USAID expects significant time and expertise to be dedicated to coordination of activities.

S/he will also provide technical guidance of sub-grantees and/or sub-contractors on implementing the learning agenda.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide leadership in creating an adaptive and vibrant learning culture within the Zimbabwe DFSA consortium.

  • Oversee the timely accomplishment of activities described in the learning agenda according to proposal and donor requirements.

  • Manage the generation of data through research and evaluations to determine what does and does not work.

  • Coordinate closely with the Zimbabwe DFSA Learning partners to support the Learning Agenda, and Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation Plan

  • Provide technical leadership with regards to research studies and active learning feedback loops.

  • Lead the development of iterative learning and adaptation processes, structures and practices of Zimbabwe DFSA staff and stakeholders at various levels

  • Design and facilitate processes for learning and adaptation

  • Supervise staff that report directly to this position. Conduct regular coaching and implement the Performance Development Management system.

  • Demonstrates World Vision’s core values, vision, mission and Transformational Development/Program integrated ministry model by all staff in the assigned Area. Provide spiritual leadership to the grants team. Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and daily devotional meetings.

  • Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • An advanced degree (PhD or Master’s) plus a minimum of three (3) years relevant work experience or a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five (5) years relevant experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating learning and knowledge sharing processes, in establishing and managing dynamic feedback systems to capture experiential learning and unintended consequences, and fostering collaboration across teams or organizations.

  • Demonstrated experience in the livelihoods sector, with direct experience of working on issues of food security and nutrition.

  • Experience in Knowledge management, organizational learning, and capacity strengthening.

  • Experience in managing and leading quantitative and qualitative field research, and experience working closely with universities and/or other research institutions.

  • Experience in designing, facilitating and evaluating learning activities, across different areas, forums and stakeholders.

  • Understanding and experience in developing and leading stakeholder engagement activities, knowledge management programs, and communities of practice.

  • Experience in effectively communicating research and evaluation findings to stakeholders and facilitating the use of the learning products for improving policy and practices.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program preferably USAID Office or Food for Peace (FFP) policies.

  • Experience working/living in countries in Africa. Familiarity with the Zimbabwe context.

  • Ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.

  • Strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Ability to achieve results through partners.

  • Professional experience in development, organizational learning, and/or knowledge management.

  • Experience working with sub grantees and contracts under grants for complex projects.

  • Strong applied knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, and experience of results synthesis, evaluation and presentation of data analysis for various audiences (policy makers, program managers, field staff, and/or government and community stakeholders).

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong management and interpersonal skills.

  • Mentoring and facilitation skills.

  • Ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Experience working overseas in low-resource environments.

  • Familiarity with current international development challenges and their implications for livelihoods programming.

  • Experience in effectively communicating research and evaluation findings to stakeholders and facilitating the use of the learning products for improving policy and practices.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Office-based with mandatory and frequent travels to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.

Project Coordinator (Mbire)

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.

Job Title: Project Coordinator (ECHO-REACH)

Work Location: Mbire

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Project Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Programme Coordinator who has the overall responsibility for designing implementation; coordinating, overseeing and monitoring cash assistance activities, ensuring that objective are met through the effective and efficient implementation of cash based program, as well as capacity building support to WV staff and its local partners. The cash & voucher programming Project Coordinator will regularly attend National Cash Working Group (NCWG) meetings to keep abreast of emerging issues and standards in cash based programming.

Major Responsibilities:

Programming & Operations

  • Adopt and maintain relevant standard operational procedures (SOP) for cash interventions.

  • Monitoring Cash and Vouchers distributions and Ensure activities implemented as per approved Cash Programming Standard.

  • Ensure adherence to World Vision International policies and donor requirements.

  • Involve and inform communities about the relevant Project Activities.

  • Provide high level of Coordination with relevant stakeholders.

  • Maintain and Share beneficiaries’ database(s) on regular basis with the concerned departments.

  • Follow up and Resolve the queries in conjunction of Accountability department and/or other departments.

  • Work-closely with the contracted Banks/ MNO for monthly reconciliation.

  • Conduct field visits on monthly basis and maintain the MOVs for official record.

  • Conduct field visit prior to any planned distribution of Cash programming instruments to ensure the amenities and minimum distribution standards as per WVI distribution mechanism and strategy.

  • Adhere to the weekly and monthly reporting deadline advised by the line manager.

  • Main project related MOVs on monthly basis for review by line manager and audit purposes.

  • Ensure compliance within project systems and procedures.

  • Organization, administration and personnel management

  • Overall coordination of operational staff dedicated to cash assistance.

  • Organize and/or facilitate technical trainings for and partner’s staff.

  • Any other duties as agreed with the supervisor.

  • All responsibilities need to be executed in an unbiased and transparent manner. The position requires self-discipline to work independently.

Education:

  • University degree in Social Sciences, Community Development, Humanitarian aid or a relevant field.

Experience:

  • Minimum 2 year of proven experience in the field of food security and/or cash and voucher-based programming.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Analytical and problem-solving orientation, good interpersonal skills

  • Detail orientation skills

  • Culture sensitive

  • Prioritization and time management

  • Strategic thinking and planning skills, ability to set priorities, prepare manageable work plans and to evaluate progress.

  • Proven communication, interpersonal, negotiation and promotion Experience in dealing with a local NGO partner in project implementation.

  • Excellent computer and database are essential

  • Prior distribution management experience

  • Good organizer, pro-active and dynamic with the right portion of common sense.

Core Capabilities:

Achieving quality results and service Practicing accountability and integrity Communicating information effectively Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly Understanding the Humanitarian industry Understanding WV’s mission & operations Practicing continuous innovation & creativity Learning for growth and development Maintaining work/life balance Building collaborative relationships Practicing gender & cultural diversity Influencing individuals & groups

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

Qualified women 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: Accountability, Monitoring and Evaluation Facilitator

Location: Guruve

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, and consolidation of monitoring and accountability information at field level for local operations and decision making.

Major Accountabilities/ Responsibilities:

Knowledge

  • 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;

  • At a minimum, understand and be able to convey to others through training, briefs etc up to date information and resources for minimum standards for monitoring and evaluation of projects and programs such as the leap, Sphere and FANTA guidelines.

  • At minimum, understand and be able to convey to others the Red Cross and Red Crescent Code of Conduct, HAP-I Standard, ECB Good Enough Guide, Sphere Standard (Humanitarian Charter and Participation Standard), donor requirements and WV Zimbabwe accountability guidelines.

Technical

  • 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

  • Participate in the baseline, mid-term and end of term evaluations of programmes in accordance with the LEAP framework

  • Monitor project implementation and progress of programmes by use of qualitative, quantitative and participatory approaches in data collection from stakeholders

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

  • Provide field-level training and quality assurance for information required from other stakeholders (i.e. clinics)

Collaboration

  • Immediately raise sensitive or important complaints with the Program Manager and A, M, E Officer.

  • Strategize with A, M & E Officers / Facilitators to formulate solutions to operational challenges

  • Work together and build productive working relationships with the district and Area Program teams to operationalise Accountability and monitoring functions and systems.

  • Carry out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned by the Accountability, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

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

  • Experience in food aid and/or health sector programming preferred

  • 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.

Administration Driver (Bulawayo)

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 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.

Title : Administration Driver

Location : Bulawayo

Purpose of Position

To provide driving messenger services to World Vision Zimbabwe.

Major Accountabilities/Responsibilities

  1. Responsible for pick up/drop off services as and when required.

  2. Checking directors’ vehicle, reporting any fault and monitoring of assigned vehicles on a weekly basis.

  3. Driving staff on business.

  4. To ensure that all vehicle users complete vehicle log books.

  5. Ensure that all assigned vehicles are clean at all times.

  6. Responsible for transportation and security of goods to various offices.

  7. Loading and off loading vehicles.

  8. Collecting and delivering mail and quotations.

  9. Assist in Banking

  10. Assist in vehicle clearance and registration.

  11. Carry out any other duties as assigned by the Administration Assistant.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Proven valid clean class 2 Driver's license.

  • 3 years working experience as a driver/messenger.

  • Ability to work in a demanding work environment, preferably with an International NGO

  • Valid Medical Report.

  • Valid Defensive Driving Certificate.

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

Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.

VisionFund International, Investigations Director

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

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The VisionFund International (VFI) Investigations Director (ID) will implement a Global investigation strategy, an annual fraud risk assessment, and lead and direct investigations across the VFI network.

The ID will plan, organize, and manage, as required, all investigations of alleged and actual fraud (i.e. misappropriation, embezzlement, corruption, severe misconduct, mismanagement, misuse of resources, or abuse of authority) through careful collaboration with key stakeholders such as GC and Regional Legal Counsels, People & Culture (HR), Regional Management and the VFI Senior Leadership Team (SLT), on a need to know and do basis.

This position works to mitigate risks to the successful implementation of VFI’s 2030 Strategy through careful analysis of ongoing trends in fraud and corruption, and proactive assessment of VFI policies and procedures that combat these issues.

The incumbent will provide technical support, oversight and direction of investigations of fraud against VFI while sharing results with key stakeholders, including Senior Management Teams, and will ensure the growth and development of staff under his or her direction.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Investigations and Communication:

  • Oversee and/or conduct fraud investigations in accordance with ACFE and internal policy standards.

  • Prepare and present timely, factual, and complete reports on fraud allegations and trends as well as pending and completed investigations and follow up actions to the Global Director Internal Audit.

  • Ensure that all reported fraud allegations are shared with GC Legal, entered into the Integrity Protection Hotline (IPH) or Integrated Incident Management (IIM) system, and investigated according to the VFI Operations Policy.

  • Provide in-depth analysis on key fraud statistics, recurring trends, emerging risks, and other elements that will allow proactive mitigation of future fraud risks to VFI.

  • Where appropriate and necessary, this position will identify, engage and manage internal and external experts and ensure that investigation services are rendered in accordance with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Standards, WVI’s Ant-corruption Policy and WV Investigation protocols.

  • Maintain regular liaison with the WV Director of Global Investigations to provide updates on VFI investigations status.

Policy Development and Strategic Vision:

  • Develops global investigation strategy and fraud risk assessment dashboard to assist in the timely deterrence, detection, prevention, investigation and reporting of fraud, aligned to the WV GIU approach.

  • Leads and continues to build the capacity of VFI Investigations by establishing a credible system for ensuring independent and objective investigations of fraud allegations across the VFI Network.

  • Enforces investigations protocols and procedures, including policies, timelines, roles and responsibilities for initiating and conducting investigations of alleged fraud while forwarding allegations of misconduct, mismanagement, waste of resources and abuse of authority to business owners with respect to the principles of confidentiality, objectivity, and impartiality.

  • Responsible for providing and supporting ongoing fraud detection and awareness training to VFI entities to combat fraud and capitalize on lessons learned.

Staff Development and Training:

  • Establish succession and career advancement plans, including Christian commitment and spiritual development for direct reports and ensure that the same is done for their direct reports; guarantee that all staff in the reporting line obtains at least the annual minimum amount of continuing professional education (CPE) credits to maintain their professional certification(s).

  • Ensure that an effective training and capacity development strategy exists for all VFI Investigation staff (including Internal Audit staff in MFIs, who will be conducting the majority of investigations) through effective capacity building and training programs that address soft and leadership skills and technical competencies.

  • Ensure work-life balance is achieved through appropriate allocation of workload for investigations staff and having a sound analysis of productivity.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, criminal justice, or related field or law degree.

  • Must be a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and ideally also have either a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Accountant (CA) or Certified Internal Auditor certification.

  • Willing and able to travel up to 50% of the time.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Efficient in computer skills and data mining tools and digital technology.

  • Critical thinking and analytical skills.

  • Ability to work under a high level of stress and pressure.

  • 10-15 years relevant experience.

  • At least 5 years working in an internal or external investigation function for a global organization.

  • Experience managing staff on multiple projects and providing direction to team members.

  • Cross cultural experience working in sensitive and challenging environments and ones that may not embrace the need for change, and leading a virtual and cross cultural team.

  • Demonstrated ability to teach and train in both formal and informal processes.

  • CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner).

  • Fluency in English is essential. French or Spanish would also be advantageous.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Solid interpersonal skills, including listening and relationship building.

  • Data mining and analytics, including financial analysis.

  • Proficient Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access skills.

  • Proven record of leading and advising around fraud investigations in a corporate environment.

  • Proven experience in developing and advising on policies focused on risk.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Finance and Support Services Director

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 TITLE: FINANCE AND SUPPORT SERVICES DIRECTOR

LOCATION: NATIONAL OFFICE (HARARE)

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The World Vision (WV) Zimbabwe Finance and Support Services Director provides overall leadership, oversight, and management support for all aspects of financial management in the National Office. This position is seen as a strategic partner; member of the Senior Management/Leadership Team of the National Office (NO), with a focus on ensuring accountability, stewardship, coordinating planning and budgeting processes, providing accurate financial data, analysis, and advice; as well as developing financial strategy that best serves the NO strategic and programme objectives. Responsible for the finance staff capacity strengthening, the development and implementation of good internal controls, risk management, and utilization and safe guarding of assets according to WV approved policies and procedures.

The WV Zimbabwe Finance and Support Services Director provides leadership to the Supply Chain team ensuring that the procurement of organizational resources is executed effectively, efficiently, and economically. Ensure the national office is optimally staffed to timely procure & deliver project supplies per grants donor guidelines and WV policies.

The WV Zimbabwe Finance and Support Services Director provides overall leadership to the ICT team and ensure that the office has reliable, sufficient connectivity and the organization’s information systems and resources are adequately protected.

The WV Zimbabwe Finance and Support Services Director provides overall leadership to the Administration function ensuring that the national office is effectively supported and staff have a clean, secure, and hospitable place to work.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership, Capacity Development, and Strategic Partnering

  1. Provide strong and positive leadership to the finance department ensuring competent and motivated staff are hired and retained, providing efficient delivery of services.

  2. Coordinate professional and personal development of finance, supply chain, IT and administration staff through adequate orientation, on-the-job coaching, identification of learning, training needs and opportunities (e.g. in accounting, SunSystems, grant management, risk management, leadership, etc.); and succession planning.

  3. Model Christ-centered servant leadership and support spiritual development of his/her team.

  4. Actively contribute to and participate in the NO Senior Leadership team meetings.

  5. Attend and actively participate in strategic regional meetings.

  6. Facilitate ND, Operations, and other non-finance staff in understanding and interpretation of financial statements.

  7. Ensure partnership finance policies and procedures are understood by Senior Management, Operations/Technical staff, Communities, Local Partners and Board, as appropriate.

  8. Develop strong networks internally (other NOs, SOs and partnership entities) and externally (other INGOs, banking entities, corporates and communities, etc.) through effective communication, relationships and twin citizenship.

  9. Promote shared resource networks within the region, and the partnership.

  10. Adhere to WVI key policy documents – mission, core values, and covenant of partnership.

Stewardship

  1. Ensure adequate cost efficiency and effectiveness measures are in place and are being followed through:

  2. Providing cost analysis, promoting benchmarks and making recommendations for determining effective resource utilization at all levels.

  3. Contributing to the development of appropriate policies and procedures for procurement of goods and services, in collaboration with the Supply Chain team

Financial Planning and Budgeting

  1. In collaboration with other NO Directors, advise the ND on strategic resource acquisition and allocation in line with RWG/VIR (Regional Working Group /Virtual Investment Review) recommendations approved by the Regional Leader.

  2. Coordinate the planning and budgeting process and provide technical support, to ensure global and regional guidelines are met, as well as to chart and execute a strategy in the midst of changing constraints and circumstances.

  3. Review alignment of budgets between National Office, projects, grants, MyPBAS, and Support Offices and ensure effective and efficient cost recovery practices are followed.

  4. Control of WV Zimbabwe budget, cash flow and project funding, by providing timely and relevant information to budget managers, in collaboration with the Operations Leader.

  5. Contribute to the development of WV Zimbabwe strategic direction and priorities.

Fiscal Accounting, Compliance, Monitoring, and Reporting

  1. Design and manage systems, policies and procedures that provide appropriate levels of security and control of WV assets, resources and operations.

  2. Coordinate the submission of timely, accurate and complete relevant reporting to the Partnership and to internal users.

  3. Define and implement efficient and effective internal control systems.

  4. Adhere to partnership policies, procedures and guidelines as stipulated in the WVI Financial Manual and other documents, including – but not limited to: grant compliance, planning & budgeting, year-end closing, carryforward, accounting and reporting.

  5. Coordinate the timely and accurate submission of financial reports in Notes FFR (Field Financial Reporting) database.

  6. Review the reconciliation of MyPBAS to FFR monthly with action plan for addressing outstanding items.

  7. Provide regular analysis of ADP/Grant financial reports and timely feedback to ADP/Grant managers for decision making

Ensure NO Finance, Supply Chain, IT and admin staff visit Programs/Projects to monitor accountability issues, follow up on implementation of audit findings and provide support as needed.

Financial Risk Management and Controls

  1. Manage appropriate financial systems and controls and ensure they are in place to avoid significant finance audit risk ratings, both at the NO and project levels.

  2. Coordinate management responses to finance audits performed to the NO and projects; ensure they are sent on time to the Audit Department; and that finance related audit recommendations are implemented timely at all levels.

  3. Coordinate adequate preparation for GC and external audits.

  4. Manage Financial Risk.

  5. Implement anti-corruption and fraud strategies

Supply Chain Management

Coordinate and ensure an optimal interface between the supply chain and business units for efficient customer service delivery.

Improve IT Infrastructure and Provide Quality Service

  1. Ensure improved office/programs connectivity

  2. Facilitate and ensure preparation of and adherence to computer usage policies

IT Security and Integrity

Ensure office disaster preparedness and policies are updated to include new technologies, trends, and threats.

  1. Ensure that WV staff and assets are secured, safe, and well maintained; oversee logistics coordination

  2. Ensure that WV provides quality hospitality services to staff and visitors

  3. Transportation/Logistics

  4. Responsible for vehicle procurement, management, and maintenance.

  5. Manage financial risk and fiscal integrity

  6. Manage complex funding arrangements across multiple funding streams

  7. Establish financial operations*

  8. Ensure a safe workplace

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration, or a related field.

  2. MBA in Finance, Masters in Business Leadership(MBL), MSC in Finance/Accounting/Auditing preferred

  3. CA, CPA, ACCA or equivalent preferred

  4. Minimum 10 years of experience in finance position with medium business/medium NGO/government agency

  5. Minimum 5 years of experience in finance management leadership position

  6. Knowledge of government grant regulations and financial reporting requirements is key

  7. Strategic Leadership

  8. Ability to manage multiple revenue sources

  9. Experience of treasury activities, establishment and monitoring of budgets and an understanding of data processing concepts and systems is preferred.

  10. Experience with humanitarian aid in-country is a plus.

  11. Experience working in a challenging operating environment is an added advantage

  12. Solid knowledge of accounting principles, financial systems, budget/cash flow monitoring and internal accounting controls.

  13. Highly flexible and agile in style with the ability to produce creative and pragmatic solutions to complex problems

  14. Experience with planning and forecasting

  15. Able to work in a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff.

  16. Sound networking and engaging skills

  17. Ability to travel within country, regional and internationally

  18. Demonstrates systems thinking

  19. Champions and Manages Innovation

  20. Must be able to lead and manage a team.

  21. Good working knowledge of computerized accounting systems, preferably Sun Systems & ProVision.

  22. Must be computer literate in Microsoft Office programs.

Regional Operations Director, VisionFund LAC

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

Context of Position:

World Vision (WV) operates a number of different ministries to empower the poor in nearly 100 countries worldwide, and VisionFund International (VFI) is a subsidiary of WV responsible for running the network of microfinance institutions (MFIs). Microfinance is one of the ministries supporting economic development. It gives the ability to families who would otherwise not have access to financial services, loans to start businesses which in turn generate income to provide for their children’s education and family well being. Micro finance lending to the entrepreneurial poor is performed through over 30 Microfinance Institutions (MFI’s) globally and the VF network has outstanding loans of nearly $500m to over 1,000,000 clients impacting around 4 million children annually. At the heart of VFI’s work is ensuring that children are impacted positively and sustainably through microfinance.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

VisionFund is seeking a Regional Operations Director (“ROD”) to support and manage the execution of VisionFund’s strategy in the region. The Regional Head is responsible for ensuring the delivery of the ‘double bottom line’ of financial and social performance / impact in the region and delegates certain aspects to the Regional Operations Director who is more directly involved in supporting individual MFIs with achieving their financial and social impact targets.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Building Capacity in the MFI:

  • Supervise MFI CEOs under the Regional Operations Directors remit and manage performance expectations in support to local MFI and global VFI priorities, ensuring balanced achievement of MFI double bottom lines of social and financial performance.

  • Lead the delivery of business plans of individual MFIs. This includes monitoring, analysis, problem identification and recommendations that will ensure improved quality of delivery of financial services, improved control environment and increased alignment of strategy.

  • Lead the regional roll out of regional initiatives including how central services and regional banking software can be deployed to improve service to the MFI’s and their clients and to reduce costs and improve sustainability.

  • Provide timely, and responsive but prioritized consulting services for MFI issues and concerns, based upon an agreed terms of reference.

  • Provide clear and thorough analysis and subsequent recommendations for both the MFI management and VFI regional teams.

  • Work with the WV regional teams to ensure integration and alignment of VFI, MFI and WVNO strategies at the regional and national levels.

  • Ensure effective communication with the Regional Head and with relevent CEO’s when undertaking technical reviews and assessments.

  • Ensure that effective controls and the focus on the “double bottom line” are always assessed (even when not part of a particular terms of reference) and that issues are immediately raised.

Governance and Management:

  • As Regional Operations Director will require to take on a board role within an MFI.

  • The person is expected in their duties as a board member of an MFI to reflect the best interests of VFI and to make, where needed, decisions that support such a position.

  • Responsible for ensuring MFIs have well-operating boards and are in compliance with local laws, regulatory requirements and WV/VFI policies, procedures and directives.

Acting in a Management capacity within an MFI during staffing gaps:

  • If gaps are identified in the CEO, COO or CFO position that are likely to significantly impact the performance of the MFI and in particular put the MFI at risk then the Regional Operations Director will be required under the direction of the Regional Head to take on a management role in the MFI.

  • This can be up to 3 or 6 months while a suitable replacement is being recruited. During this period the ROD will take on the roles of the required position and will continue to report to the Regional Head, but may have an added reporting line into the MFI depending on the position.

Personal and Staff Development:

  • As a Christian VisionFund leader, facilitate the spiritual and professional development of MFI CEOs and direct reports.

  • Develop clear individual goals, manageable and measurable targets and ongoing feedback and support to achieve them.

  • Provide timely and regular staff performance coaching & feedback as well as an annual review of performance and individual development plans.

  • Attend weekly virtual operations meetings and other meetings as required by the regional director.

  • Participation in chapel and devotions

In some cases, the ROD may have responsibility for Security as Focal Point for the region.

ROD will carry out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned, including administrative and planning functions both within and outside the region.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business or Economics, or equivalent level of knowledge gained through work experience.

  • Understanding of balance sheet risk management including interest rate risk, liquidity risk and foreign exchange risk as well as bank funding processes and contracting.

  • Solid understanding of financial reporting and performance measurements and planning/forecasting.

  • 10+ of experience in leadership roles in Microfinance/Financial Inclusion. At least 5 of which as CEO or General Manager of an MFI.

  • Thorough knowledge and extensive experience or exposure working directly with governance entities /Board of Directors and compliance.

  • Proven record of process optimization and strengthening for operational effectiveness in MFIs.

  • Cross-cultural working experience in at least two countries in the region.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Spanish is essential.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • MBA or similar Masters degree.

  • Project Management.

  • Credit Risk Management.

  • Project Management experience.

  • Board member experience is preferred.

  • Marketing and Financial Services development experience.

  • Training experience desirable.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 60% of the time. Most travel will be within the specific region, with periods of up to six months in a leadership role in an MFI. Occasional travel to other regions / global conferences or meetings.

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 Initiative Leader for Digital Transformation Leader 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-centered 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.

Sr. Director, Program Quality and Resource

*Preferred position location: Washington D.C. or Geneva, Switzerland. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*No Relocation Assistance available"

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Grant Acquisition & Portfolio Management:

  • Relationship management of multi-lateral donors, strategic planning and portfolio management of approximately $184 million USD Global Fund grants portfolio. Manages risk, increases donor satisfaction and builds capacity and interest with Field Offices to successfully grow and win identified WV health grant opportunities.

Sector Management:

  • Supervises technical specialists for WVI Health and Nutrition programme quality, innovation, multilateral grant resource acquisition and portfolio management. Helps ensure that sector strategy is aligned to WVI strategy and informed by internal and external best practice, and that quality of programming is consistent and high. Advises the Global Sector Leader broadly on sector business functions.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy:

  • Directs a multi-year resource development strategy and business process for multilateral health grants acquisition and management that aligns with WV Partnership Strategy and policy, and with donor, coordinating across multiple entities of the World Vision Partnership.

Sector Management:

  • In collaboration with the Global Sector Lead for Health and Nutrition, ensure that the (1) latest Health & Nutrition Sector Approach and 2) Global Fund portfolio business plans are fully reflective of internal and external strategic priority.

  • Advise the H&N GSL (Partnership Leader) broadly on strategic and operational direction of the health and nutrition team.

  • Provide oversight, supervision and coaching for the Global Fund Coordinator and GC Senior Advisor for Quality and Innovation.

Quality and Innovation:

  • Provides leadership for the sector in improved organizational culture of programmatic quality improvement and innovation in the Health and Nutrition sector.

  • Ensures WV’s technical resources and standards in Health, Nutrition align with and/or exceed industry norms.

  • Ensures that iterative programme design and implementation learning is conducted across prioritized programmes.

  • Ensures the regular and systematic identification, documentation and dissemination of evidence-based programme innovations from the scientific literature, WV’s sector programme portfolio, and other INGO’s and partners’ reports, especially those that are scalable in the WV context.

  • Identifies and provides resources to assist implementation of new, revised/improved mechanisms for monitoring, assuring and improving program quality.

Global Fund Grant Acquisition and Portfolio Management:

  • Provides leadership in the donor engagement and portfolio management, with the Global Fund with portfolio value of $184 million USD.

  • Lead regular review, update and implementation of the Global Fund grant portfolio operational plan, business process and WVI Partnership policies for the Global Fund.

  • Provide regular technical assistance (acquisition, Legal, compliance, risk management) to WVI Partnership entities (SOs and NOs) on Global Fund strategy, policies, and grant acquisition and management processes.

  • Ensure broad capacity building, knowledge sharing and learning across the Global Fund and other multilateral grants portfolio for continual quality improvement.

  • Provide direction, oversight and WVI Partnership coordination for performance monitoring, quality assurance, knowledge management, and reporting of the Global Fund grant portfolio.

  • With Evidence and Learning, ensure increased analysis and reporting (monitoring, evaluations, case studies) of evidence of WV contribution to global health SDG through the grants portfolio.

WVI Health Grant Portfolio External Representation:

  • Establish and maintain productive relationships with major donor representatives and institutions.

  • Represents WVI’s interests to multilateral donors such as the Global Fund, WHO, and World Bank.

Stewardship and Administration:

  • Maintain a global view of revenue streams to support Health and Nutrition programming and opportunity. Measure extent to which resourcing opportunities meet ministry needs and impact child wellbeing.

  • Support the Global Sector Lead and Senior Director of Health and Nutrition on budget planning and monitoring for Health and Resource Development cost centers.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Master of Public Health, Public Administration or similar.

  • 15 years of experience in operational programming for health, nutrition, and related sectors.

  • Strong knowledge and experience (10 years) in public health including maternal, child and adolescent health and infectious disease (HIV, TB, malaria).

  • Significant experience supervising people and leading high performing teams.

  • Strong experience in external engagement and grant acquisition with major institutions and donors in health and nutrition, (experience with the Global Fund, preferred).

  • Significant experience in grant acquisition and management including proposal preparation, donor and partner negotiations, programme design, budgeting, implementation planning, monitoring, audit, start-up and close-out.

  • Familiar with major institutional donors, their regulations and guidelines.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience and ability to develop and implement strategy, supervise and develop staff and direct and influence diverse stakeholders in goal achievement.

  • Excellent networking skills and experience with established networks in the public health, relief and development communities.

  • Some experience with evaluation and research in public health (e.g., MNCAH, TB, HIV, malaria).

  • Strong verbal and representational skills with particular facility in interacting with UN offices, high-level governmental institutional representatives and professionals in global health.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Fluency in French or Spanish preferred.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Monitoring and Evaluation Lead, Zimbabwe

*Position contingent upon funding and donor approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Lead for the proposed USAID/Food for Peace -funded Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Zimbabwe.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Lead will provide technical expertise and leadership to generate and analyze quality evidence and data through monitoring, assessments, and evaluations. The M&E Lead will be a technician with demonstrated experience in building or strengthening monitoring systems, quantitative and qualitative analysis, survey and sample design and effectively promoting evidence-based program management.

S/he will also provide technical guidance and supervision of sub-grantees and/or sub-contractors on Monitoring and Evaluation related issues.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Refine and implement the project monitoring and evaluation strategy, and recommend any possible changes based on the lessons learned.

  • Set up operational arrangements for collecting, analyzing, and reporting project data, and for investing in capacity building, to sustain the Monitoring and Evaluation function

  • Coordinate with communities, service providers, and local governments, consortium members and donor representative to reach agreement on the M&E system set up and continuously review the M&E practice to ensure meaningful participation of stakeholders in improving the system

  • Identify information requirements of components concerning planning, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Develop and ensure that the established guidelines on project monitoring and evaluation for different project components are respected by WV team as well as consortium members in alignment with the agreements reached. Coordinate with World Vision staff and sub-grantees staff on meeting the monitoring and evaluation requirements.

  • During the life of the intervention, review the performance indicators and reports produced by different stakeholders and suggest necessary changes.

  • Monitor and report on the performance of the project and suggest measures to improve the monitoring system.

  • Ensure timely and effective communication and information sharing between different stakeholders.

  • Serve as a liaison between the project team, consortium members, project participants and the donor representative to ensure harmonization, shared learning, collaboration and alignment of efforts in monitoring and evaluation.

  • At regional level assess training needs relevant to monitoring, evaluation and information management systems and provide, if required, training to local stakeholders.

  • Prepare TORs for special studies when necessary and participate in the recruitment of any potential consultant that will carry out the study. In collaboration with the COP, review and approve proposed study designs and oversee the work during the studies to ensure protocols are followed to meet internal and external validity requirements of that given study.

  • Review the final report of any study undertaken in the life of this intervention and ensure that the quality standards are met and conclusions are accurate.

  • Facilitate processes according to which consortium members, relevant government representatives and donor representatives are collaborating, reflecting on the M&E data, drawing lessons learned and making recommendations to project leaders for further improvements and adaptations in project implementation for higher efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Prepare quarterly and annual reports, and assist in the preparation of the annual work plans for all consortium members.

  • Ensure that data audits are planned for and are performed on regular basis. Lessons learned are drawn and shared and course correction is undertaken to continuously improve and strengthen the M&E system.

  • Supervise staff that report directly to this position. Conduct regular coaching and implement the Performance Development Management system.

  • Work with the Strategic Learning Lead to ensure high quality, coordinated, and demand driven learning, knowledge management and capacity strengthening activities.

  • Conduct regular field visits to monitor implementation, to ensure compliance with operational procedures and assess progress as well as to deliver technical support to field staff, provide resources, and make clear recommendations on ways to strengthen the program and share learning across programs.

  • Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • A Master's degree or above in a quantitative field (economics, agricultural/development economics, statistics, bio-statistics, nutrition, applied sociology, anthropology, or other relevant subject) with significant training in quantitative methods.

  • Seven (7) years or more relevant experience is required.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading the M&E of a large award (multi sectoral and multi stakeholder US Government funded project).

  • Strong conceptual knowledge about Theory of Changes (ToCs), logic model, food and nutrition security indicators, M&E plans, data quality assurance, data utilization, and gender integration into M&E.

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in developing and operationalizing a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan.

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in developing and operationalizing routine monitoring systems designed to track both output and outcome indicators.

  • Demonstrated expertise in designing annual monitoring surveys including annual beneficiary-based sample surveys, probabilistic sampling strategy and estimating sample size, developing a proper sampling frame and establish appropriate weights, clean, process, store quantitative data.

  • Demonstrated expertise in designing qualitative studies, in-depth knowledge about qualitative sampling, and experience in using interview and interactive tools to generate qualitative information and analysis.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing data quality assurance strategies, data management, use of technology for getting just in time data and data visualization.

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in data utilization strategies and ability to think creatively about active data sharing techniques.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program Monitoring and Evaluation requirements, preferably USAID Office or Food for Peace (FFP) policies.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.

  • Ability to work with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.

  • Experience working/living in countries in Africa. Familiarity with the Zimbabwe context.

  • Strong verbal communication skills, strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Ability to achieve results through partners.

  • Experience as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist required.

  • Experience working with sub grantees and contracts under grants for complex projects.

  • Fluency in English.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Professional licenses, as required in the field and by the donor.

Preferred:

  • Strong management and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Mentoring and facilitation skills.

  • Ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Experience working overseas in low-resource environments.

  • Experience using M&E MIS systems and technology to track program outputs and indicators

  • Ability to use data analysis software such as SPSS, STATA, Epi Info, etc.

  • Other skills and knowledge required for this position can be found in the FSN Network M&E Manager Core Competencies.

  • Previous experience with Development Food Assistance Programs (DFAP)s, Multi Year Assistance Programs (MYAP)s, and/or Development Assistance Programs (DAP)s is preferred.

Work Environment:

  • Mandatory travels to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.

Food Security Technical Director, Zimbabwe

*Position contingent upon funding and donor approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision seeks a Food Security Technical Coordinator for the proposed USAID/Food for Peace -funded Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Zimbabwe.

The Food Security Technical Coordinator (FSTC) will be charged with ensuring that all of the technical sectors work together to create multiplier effects across and between sectors. The FSTC will also ensure that overall technical implementation quality remains consistent and of high quality among all of the sub-awardees and implementation locations in the award. The FSTC will also ensure technical interventions are integrated, layered and sequenced appropriately at all levels of implementation within the FFP activity.

S/he will work closely with the Community Visioning (CV) Lead to ensure that the implementation meets the needs of the people in the targeted communities and aligns with participant aspirations. In collaboration with the CV Lead, the incumbent will lead any necessary adaptation to the technical approach of activities in order to address challenges articulated by participants in their journey to realize development aspirations. The FSTC will work closely with the M&E Lead and the CLA Lead to ensure that M&E and learning feedback loops are properly fed into and utilized by the technical field staff.

S/he will also provide technical guidance and supervision of sub-grantees and/or sub-contractors on a broad spectrum of food security technical focus areas. S/he will supervise technical specialists in the relevant sectoral areas.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide technical support and guidance to ensure technical interventions are integrated, layered and sequenced appropriately at all levels of implementation within the food security related activities in accordance with World Vision strategies and USAID/FFP guidelines.

  • Responsible for ensuring that all of the technical sectors work together to create multiplier effects across and between sectors.

  • The FSTC will also ensure that overall technical implementation quality remains consistent and of high quality among all of the sub-awardees and implementation locations in the award.

  • Conduct regular field visits to monitor implementation, deliver technical support to field staff, conduct trainings, provide resources, and make clear recommendations on ways to strengthen the program and share learning across programs.

  • Ensure that cross-cutting themes such as gender and youth, social cohesion, and social accountability are fully included within the Food Security interventions and strategy.

  • Work closely with the M&E Lead and the CLA Lead to ensure that M&E and learning feedback loops are properly fed into and utilized by the technical field staff.

  • Work with the Strategic Coordination and Learning Adviser to ensure high quality, coordinated, and demand driven learning, knowledge management and capacity strengthening activities.

  • Liaise with different stakeholders at HQ level - and at the field level to ensure up-to-date knowledge of the global food security policies, including USAID policies and strategies, for improving food security and nutrition for the most vulnerable.

  • Supervise technical specialists that report directly to this position. Conduct regular coaching and implement the Performance Development Management system. Ensure the Technical Working Groups are implementing the technical design and the learning agenda.

  • Act on behalf of the Deputy Chief of Party when requested and carry out additional responsibilities as assigned.

  • Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • A master’s degree in development studies, international relations, agriculture, nutrition, public health, business administration, or a related field, plus six years of relevant experience is required, or a PhD plus a minimum of five years relevant experience, or a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of seven years of relevant experience is required.

  • Highly experienced in a broad spectrum of food security technical focus areas such as nutrition and health, disaster risk reduction, livelihoods as well as cross cutting interventions such as gender, youth and social dynamics that affect food security and nutrition.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing—and ensuring quality control over—technically rigorous food security activity integration and collaboration.

  • Knowledge of nutrition, agriculture and food security programming in both humanitarian and development settings.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program preferably USAID Office or Food for Peace (FFP) policies.

  • Experience working/living in Southern Africa. Familiarity with the Zimbabwe context.

  • Previous experience managing local staff.

  • Previous experience with managing sub-contractors is highly desirable.

  • Ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.

  • Strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Ability to achieve results through partners.

  • Experience as a Food Security Specialist required.

  • Experience working with sub grantees and contracts under grants for complex projects.

  • The candidate must be professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken English.

Preferred:

  • Strong management and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Mentoring and facilitation skills.

  • Ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Experience working overseas in low-resource environments.

  • Previous experience with Development Food Assistance Programs (DFAP)s, Multi Year Assistance Programs (MYAP)s, and/or Development Assistance Programs (DAP)s is preferred.

Work Environment:

  • Mandatory travels to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.

Chief of Party / Programme Director, Zimbabwe

*Position dependent upon grant approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Chief of Party (CoP)/ Programme Director (PD) will have overall responsibility for coordination of all Zimbabwe USAID/FFP Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) project activities and staff. S/he will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the program and will serve as the principal institutional liaison to the donor and local government entities.

The CoP/PD shall have a keen understanding of the unique political dynamics and work carefully and collaboratively to support the various entities in (country of the grant).

S/he will manage a team of senior staff, sub-recipients, and engagement with stakeholders and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the grant. The CoP/PD is expected to have strong leadership qualities and depth and breadth of technical and management expertise.

S/he also provides strategic leadership and supervision of sub-grantees and sub-contractors while ensuring the security, feasibility, and sustainability of the program and contribution to Child wellbeing outcomes.

Country/grant specific content:

USAID/Office of Food for Peace has announced its intention to fund a development food security activity in Zimbabwe. World Vision has successfully led the consortium for the USAID/ENSURE DFSA from 2012-2019 with a goal of improving household and community food security across the target areas of Manicaland (Buhera, Chimanimani, Chipinge districts) and Masvingo (Bakita, Zaka and Chivi districts).

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage proactive and responsive relationship with grant donor in close collaboration with World Vision National Office staff.

  • Direct and oversee grant implementation, ensuring that all strategic objectives are met through proper design, staffing, implementation and quality assurance.

  • Lead development of any planned cost extension.

  • Supervise a team of senior level international and national staff with skills across a diverse set of technical areas including resilience, youth programming, gender integration food security, nutrition, WASH, monitoring and evaluation and social and behavior change.

  • Ensure proper technical capacity of staff to manage complex donor-funded projects.

  • Lead grant staff and short-term consultants.

  • Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely accurate and professional reports that meet donor requirements.

  • Manage grant/project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and SO staff.

  • Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocated as per assigned budget, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure low risk audits.

  • Deeply engage and represent the project with USAID/FFP Mission and other relevant staff, national government coordination bodies, development agency knowledge sharing bodies and other stakeholders.

  • Establish clear and frequent communication regarding program progress and oversight management with the donor.

  • Consistently look for more effective and efficient implementation methods and opportunities to increase impact.

  • Participate and conduct on-going lessons learned with key staff and partners/sub-grantees.

  • Champion collaboration, learning and adaptation within project and in partnership with local and national stakeholders.

  • Escalate grant management issues early and openly; resolve grant management issues quickly and fully.

  • Provide spiritual leadership to the DFSA implementation team as appropriate. Attend and participate in weekly staff devotions.

  • Provide vision and strategic technical leadership for the project.

  • Close cooperation with NO GAM lead for implementation of the GAM objectives as well as close collaboration within the NO GAM Unit on donor positioning, lessons learned, grant health and quality improvements.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A Master's degree in related business administration, economic development, international development, public policy field or other relevant technical area.

  • Minimum 15 years of experience in food security programming with at least 5 years serving in senior field program leadership roles on USAID/FFP DFSA projects. Prior USAID grants Chief of Party experience required.

  • Proven ability to manage large, complex development programs in challenging field contexts technical assistance teams.

  • Demonstrated program experience in Zimbabwe and/or in Southern Africa strongly preferred.

  • Keen understanding of the unique political dynamics and economic challenges within Zimbabwe; and ability to work carefully and collaboratively to maintain productive relationships with the various government entities in (country of the grant).

  • Proven ability in the management of large integrated grant-funded projects in developing countries.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID/FFP programs, their history and their development; mastery of USAID/FFP regulations governing such programs.

  • Ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals.

  • Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.

  • Strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Experience of leading large and diverse teams.

  • Experience in leading and managing large grants in a complex environment.

  • Experience as a CoP/PD or senior expert advisor required.

  • Experience managing sub grants and contracts under grants for complex projects.

  • Fluency in English and the relevant other UN language, if it is officially used in the country.

  • Professional licenses, as required in the field and by the donor.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred.

  • Prior experience serving as a USAID/FFP DFSA Chief of Party.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Be prepared to travel to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.