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National Resource Development Coordinator

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 working in relief and development projects in 20 districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and are committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for forty years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.

We are looking for dynamic individuals to join us on our journey of caring

NATIONAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT CORDINATOR

Location: Based in Colombo with travel

Job Profile

Working under direct supervision of the Senior Manager – Corporate Partnerships and Local Fund Raising, the National Resource Development (NRD) Coordinator will manage all local fund raising initiatives, campaigns, and events raising WVL’s profile with schools, churches, high-net-worth individuals, etc. The NRD Coordinator will help to create and implement the strategic-development plan that will allow WVL to continue to cultivate, diversify and grow its local donor network.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute a national resource development plan for World Vision Lanka(WVL) & help raise the organizational profile with potential donors, individuals /partners for national resource development

  • Conceptualize & roll-out appropriate fund-raising campaigns & events to secure regular & diversified donors across diverse sectors to support WVL programs across the country

  • Pursue national resource development opportunities/relationship building with Schools, churches, individual donors & like-minded partners with a view to expanding the donor networks/resource base of WVL

  • Develop & maintain a database of current/past donors, potential donors, events, campaigns & activities & related initiatives to preserve & capture relevant information/knowledge & experiences for institutional memory & knowledge management.

  • Engage with the operations staff & project teams in developing systemic process to identify & capture needs of the Area Development Program/Area Programs & develop key messaging, concepts for donor proposal development & donor diversification to strengthen WVL national resource base.

  • Regular reporting on local fund raising initiatives/activities & performance updates across the sectors for effective information management

  • Contribute to achieving set goals/objectives of the partnerships team as deemed necessary

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Degree / Diploma in Marketing or other relevant discipline

  • At least 03 years’ experience working in a similar field or developmental context

  • Excellent proposal writing and presentation skills

  • Excellent English communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Strong IT skills and extensive knowledge in MS Office tools

  • Knowledge of the political, humanitarian and development context in Sri Lanka

  • Critical, creative and innovative thinking and facilitation skills

  • Ability to build relationships and network effectively

  • Strong track record of developing and implementing strategies to secure and diversify funding sources

  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written)

  • Fluency in Tamil/Sinhalese an added advantage

  • Experience in resource development and local fund raising preferred

  • Includes internal travel and possibly international travel

  • Ability to work well in a cross-cultural environment

  • Abide by World Vision core values & mission statement

World Vision Lanka offers a competitive remuneration package based on individual competence and skills. If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply for this or any of the available vacancies, select the position you wish to apply for & submit your on-line application with your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Closing Date: 30th September, 2018

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

This offer of employment is made contingent upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children

Partnerships Officer - Corporate Engagement

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 working in relief and development projects in 20 districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and are committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for forty years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.

We are looking for dynamic individuals to join us on our journey of caring

PARTNERSHIPS OFFICER – CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT

Location: Based in Colombo with extensive travel

Job Profile

The Partnerships Officer – Corporate Engagement will lead and be responsible for end-to-end management of the corporate partnerships’ portfolio of World Vision Lanka (WVL). Reporting to the Senior Manager Corporate Partnerships & Local Fund Raising, the Partnerships Officer – Corporate Engagement will manage relationships with existing corporate partners and seek out strategic opportunities to further strengthen these relationships, as well as acquire new corporate partners to meet the strategic objectives of the Corporate Partnerships team and WVL. The position will identify, pursue, and negotiate financial and non-financial partnerships with a range of partners within the corporate sector, monitoring and reporting on the implementation of projects within these partnerships, and expanding these partnerships. This position will also assist in connecting the communities WVL works in to corporate partners to ensure sustainability of the projects WVL implements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Acquiring new corporate partners to meet the targeted funding requirements of the Division by engaging with the corporates in the form of strategic partnerships, Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) and Business to Business (B2B) partnerships

  • Conflict resolution and problem solving – through effective communication, engagement & negotiation effectively manager internal & external stakeholders analyse risks during proposal/project development & implement phase and develop proactive & creative strategies to identify & mitigate risks/address issues

  • Managing key relationships through continuous follow-up and aiming to retaining key contacts through regular and continuous communications- Build strong relationships with CSR managers and marketing teams of corporates to initiate partnerships and sustain relationships

  • Project monitoring & reporting - Monitor project progress for compliance and quality within agreed standards & timelines & submit project progress reports to the corporate partners/relevant stakeholders while working closely with project operations teams, technical experts & the relevant stakeholders.

  • Team player contributing effectively to team/organisational goals/priorities – Work with the Junior Partnership Officer & Partnership Officer- Marketing in the promotion & development of concept notes, project proposals, marketing material and engage with relevant stakeholders including Communications team, other NGO’s Govt & corporates in promoting & creating potential opportunities to further organisational program/projects for the well-being of children in the communities we serve

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Diploma/Degree in Business management or Marketing or related field

  • Sales, Marketing and relationship management exposure of at least 03 years(preferred)

  • Relationship management skills to effectively manage the Corporate partnerships ,

  • Sales and Marketing skills to acquire new relationships

  • Coordinate and network effectively with other units and operation

  • Advanced knowledge of development and political context in the country and WVL ministry

  • Good proposal writing and presentation skills in English

  • Good IT skills with ability to work well with MS Office Suite

World Vision Lanka offers a competitive remuneration package based on individual competence and skills. If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply for this or any of the available vacancies, select the position you wish to apply for & submit your on-line application with your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Closing Date: 30th September, 2018

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

This offer of employment is made contingent upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children

Communications Assistant Officer

PURPOSE OF POSITION

World Vision seeks a full-time Communications Assistant Officer (based in Gaziantep, Turkey) for the proposed USAID-funded two-year, multi-sector humanitarian program in northern Syria. Through a consortium approach, the programme will provide gender-sensitive, coordinated assistance in order to limit the loss of life and mitigate human suffering in conflict-affected communities. To achieve this goal, this project will technically implement Health and Nutrition, WASH, Shelter, and Non-Food Item activities through both fixed and mobile locations, including the programme’s Rapid Response Mechanism.

The Communications Assistant Officer will support a large WV-led humanitarian consortium. The Communications Assistant Officer position will provide support to both WV and consortium partner teams in Jordan and Turkey. Main responsibilities of the Communications Assistant Officer will include timely and quality content gathering, production of visibility materials, Communication with all partners regarding branding, sharing communication material with WV Syria Country Office, and liaising with local implementing partner for content.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Major Activities

Internal Resource Production

  • Produce a communications plan to be shared with Syria Country Office Communications Officer

  • Coordinate with communications team from each partner to meet and complete required deadlines and tasks mentioned in the communications plan.

  • Coordinate content gathering from all relevant staff including consortium partners.

  • Source content, including photos and videos, from our partners inside Syria. Caption, upload, share with Communications Officer in SCO

  • Ensure all written, photographic, video, web and other resources produced are carried out in alignment with World Vision child protection standards.

  • Work with M&E to gather data and update factsheets on a quarterly basis to be shared with partners and WV partnership

External Communications

  • Monitor news media coverage of consortium partners and World Vision regarding the 2-year project.

  • Coordinate with partners’ communications teams to provide social media content to the partnership as required.

  • Support in monitoring and signing-off on publications and other materials produces containing the World Vision logo to ensure consistency with WVI corporate branding guidelines.

  • Identify key messages and learnings to be shared with consortium partners.

  • Coordinate with partners’ communications teams to produce visibility materials to be shared with all field staff.

Information Management

  • Proactively gather information from relevant partners, UN agencies and other organisations which may be of use world vision for informing decisions

  • Work with Syria Country Office Communications Officer to leverage information for media engagement

Security Measures

  • Be familiar with WV security plan

  • Follow security policies, rules, procedures and instructions

  • Represent WV in an appropriate and professional manner

  • Contribute to a healthy team spirit and team work

  • Adhere to WV Child Protection policy and standards and stay committed to WV vision statement and core values;

  • Perform other relevant tasks assigned by the supervisor

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

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

  • Degree in Journalism or Communication, development communication, social sciences or other related fields;

  • Creative, organizational and critical thinking skills as well as the ability to work within and across teams and with all levels of staff and stakeholders; resourceful and innovative;

  • Proficiency in the use of technology and software (Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Professional, Google Products);

  • Basic photography skills (able to compose a shot, interest in developing photography skills);

  • Fluent in spoken and written English.

  • Willingness to assume duties and responsibilities in all communications areas, as needed;

  • Pro-active and able to multi-task

  • At least one year of experience working with an NGO;

  • At least 1 year of experience in doing communications and media work, preferably with an NGO

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English

  • Only Turkish nationals will be considered for this role.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Proven ability to design effective communication products, lead formulation of communication messages and strategies

  • Knowledge of technical aspects involved in the production of different public information and education materials

  • Multimedia skills such as video production, photo management and graphic design

  • Experience or knowledge of copywriting and copyediting

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability work and produce high quality outputs in an intense & dynamic working environment, with local and international staff having different working styles and different levels of competencies is essential.

  • Ability to perform well under pressure and comply with donors & partnership deadlines is essential.

Donor Liaison Coordinator

*For World Vision internal applicants only.

Donor Liaison Coordinator

World Vision International (Rwanda) is a child focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs in 24 Districts of Rwanda.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire highly qualified, dedicated and experienced nationals for the position ofDonor Liaison Coordinator. The position will be based at the Head Offices in Kigali and reporting to the Communications Manager.

Purpose of the position:

The purpose of this position is to manage World Vision Rwanda’s strategic partnerships with one of its Support Office’s (specifically World Vision Korea’s) major donors, sponsors and supporters on visiting trips (which will include filming visits, work with churches, and major donor trips), by providing timely and accurate reporting on updates on programming to meet Ministry priorities and mutual transformation to achieve child well-being. The holder of this role will, in planning and producing high-quality deliverables that demonstrate program impact at individual, family and community levels, help promote deeper engagement with (potential) supporters and higher fundraising opportunities for World Vision Rwanda, especially through filming.

The expected results will be increased financial support of World Vision Rwanda programs; increased awareness of, and advocacy for World Vision Rwanda’s work in Rwanda; increased support to World Vision Rwanda’s strategy objectives by donors; as well as mutual transformation (both donors and beneficiaries).

The major responsibilities include:

Guests relations and coordination

  • Ensure World Vision Korea guests comply with World Vision Rwanda guest relations guidelines, policies and procedures

  • Work with World Vision Korea to understand donor, media and supporter needs and design visit agendas that respond to the objectives of each proposed visit.

  • Develop and manage a task schedule and master calendar for all key operations or activities to be carried out by all World Vision Korea visitors.

  • Coordinate and plan logistical needs for all World Vision Korea visitors to World Vision Rwanda.

  • Coordinate with World Vision Korea to host donor and sponsor trips in World Vision Rwanda by mobilizing key stakeholders and carrying out ADP pre-visit before donors come

  • Manage and coordinate World Vision Koreas donors, sponsors and church partnersfield visits, to ensure positive and reliable trip experiences.

  • Provide World Vision Korea visitors with World Vision Rwanda operational and country profile, child protection forms and security brief upon arrival or during their stay in the country as the case may be.

  • Provide training of National Office and Cluster staff in donor relations to ensure that donor expectations are met.

  • Develop a profile/ Brochure on WV Rwandas visitors (Maintain a visitors profile Book which should be signed by them before leaving the country)

Supporting filming visits and post-filming follow up

A. Pre-filming stage

  • Ensure government film licenses and necessary permits for media and marketing visits are obtained prior to the visit for World Vision Korea

  • Take responsibility to coordinate with field staff to identify and document child case stories for filming and submit to World Vision Korea

  • Identify and collect domestic issues which can be developed for the potential filming item from (non-)WV Korea-funded Area Programs

B. Filming visit

  • Support all World Vision Korea filming visits accompanying throughout the whole visit schedules and interpretation as necessary

C. Post-filming stage

  • Conduct post-filming support work with field staff to draft proposals on support for filmed child/family

  • Follow-up with the support to the filmed child/family and submit final reports to World Vision Korea

  • Keep track of filmed child cases with case management database

  • Review and ensure quality stories, reports and pictures developed by field staff on grants from World Vision Korea

  • Submit other update resources such as project prayer needs, photos & videos footage for donor engagement for World Vision Korea

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training.

  • Minimum Qualification required: Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations, Marketing, Communications, Community Development, or any other field relevant to this role.

  • Experience:

    • At least 5 years’ experience working with high-level donors within the context of an International NGO

    • 2-3 years’ prior English-writing experience, with either a local or international news agency, marketing organization, or NGO.

    • 1-2 years’ experience with still photography, story-writing, case study writing, and videography acquired from either formal or on-the-job training.

  • Technical Skills & Abilities:

    • Sound understanding of transformational and community development, with the ability to translate technical information to a language easily understood by donors and partners

    • Excellent communication and public relations skills with strong English language capability (written and oral), and ability to clearly communicate complex ideas and principles.

    • Knowledge of written and spoken Kinyarwanda, and ability to engage community members comfortably and interpret their thoughts to visiting donors/supporters/filming crews/church partners, etc.

    • Skilled in personal computing, email, and general office productivity software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite) and other programs for uploading and downloading information

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-rwanda

If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know on [email protected](no applications will be accepted through this email)

The closing date for submission of applications is 25th September 2018; no late applications will be accepted

As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks

Dir. East & Southern Africa Communications & Public Engagement

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

With overall responsibility for the strategic direction of all aspects of the East and Southern Africa regions’ communications and public engagement work, the Director of Communications & Public Engagement will lead efforts to improve and grow World Vision’s reputation and influence, building trust with key audiences for greater organisational impact. The Director will provide oversight of core communications business across all countries where World Vision works in the regions, ensuring quality delivery of communications resources for local to global audiences, in support of the organisation’s key priorities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy and Operations:

  • In partnership with the Regional Offices and the Global Communications and Public Engagement team, the Director leads and executes an integrated communications strategy to build World Vision’s reputation and brand with key audiences.

  • Directs improvements to the regions’ communications operating model to optimise ways of working, increase stewardship of resources and strengthen the quality of communications deliverables for the Partnership.

  • Directs delivery of high-quality, child-focused content/multi-media packages to meet World Vision’s priority audience needs, including advocacy, external engagement, grant acquisition and other resource development activities at regional level. This includes production of high quality content packages from within the team as well as oversight of content produced from across the region for global use.

  • Directs an aligned and engaging online presence that leverages World Vision’s strategy through oversight of regional office digital platforms, managed in-house, and quality assurance of national accounts.

  • Engages media at regional level, in coordination with Partnership media managers, to maximise positioning opportunities with targeted outlets, developing regional spokespersons and messaging as needed.

  • Directs humanitarian response communications, with a particular focus on fragile contexts, to ensure Partnership media and fundraising needs are met through talent mobilisation and provision of targeted content, proactive and reactive messaging and media spokespersons.

  • Works closely with Regional Office focal points to advance communications work around the global campaign It Takes A World to End Violence Against Children, agreed Global Moments, disasters, fragile contexts, and key regional engagement initiatives.

Team Management:

  • The role performance manages together with the West Africa Communications Director, a core bureau of communications specialists and associates from within the region. Together they will deliver a focused portfolio of first-class content, media and engagement work covering development, humanitarian affairs and advocacy ministry that supports income and influence goals.

  • Region-wide coordination and management national teams, through a matrix relationship (18 field offices) will include coordination with national leadership to ensure that teams are high performing, delivering on Partnership priorities and advising on capacity gaps.

  • Peer facilitation will be provided to clusters of like-context national communications teams for learning, sharing and accelerated delivery of communications objectives.

Risk Management:

  • As the regional focal point on reputation risk management in East and Southern Africa, the role will identify, assess and coordinate World Vision responses to current or potential issues. The Director will escalate major issues and messaging to Global Centre risk specialists as part of the Integrated Risk Management approach.

  • The Director will socialise a proactive risk management approach with leaders across the region, identifying opportunities to build reputation and decrease impact of specific risk issues.

Regional Office:

  • Strategic communications support will be provided to essential Regional Office business needs.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • An advanced university degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations, or other related field.

  • Excellent leadership, organisational and management skills.

  • A demonstrable track record of critical and analytic thought that influences organisational direction and change, and forges strong partnerships

  • Excellent presentation, written, verbal and numerical skills.

  • Proven ability to provide authoritative input and solutions on strategic issues.

  • Strong track record in media relations, creating constructive relationships and having the confidence to represent the organisation in the media

  • Ability to react very quickly to disasters and provide strategic and operational advice on handling them.

  • Demonstrable track record of developing and executing external communications within scope and budget to positively impact the organisation’s influence and visibility.

  • Ability to identify and understand different audiences and utilise appropriate communication channels and content.

  • Demonstrated experience leading effective digital communications, including social media and an understanding of relevant tools and trends.

  • Ability to define and strengthen organisational brand awareness and reputation through multiple channels. 
Experience leading/managing multiple and/or overlapping content production assignments across multiple contexts that engage, compel and demonstrate knowledge, impact and expertise.

  • Proven ability to effectively team and project manage to deliver outcomes on time.

  • Experience linking communication outputs with fundraising, especially in a non-profit setting.

  • Demonstrated understanding of international development and humanitarian (relief) systems, and communication/donor networks working in fragile contexts.

  • Fluent English is essential; knowledge of one or more regional languages is an asset.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least ten years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communications, marketing/PR, journalism.

  • Experience leading a team in the international humanitarian sector. Background/familiarity in disasters, particularly political, protracted, or slow-onset.

  • Leading and supervising, formulating strategies and concepts, relating and networking, persuading and influencing, entrepreneurial thinking.

  • Adopts thinking that is informed by context and practice, and shows consistency of treatment and a clear strategic focus. Able to select and evaluate critical information to plan and manage communications and public engagement for local/regional entity.

  • Able to enable an efficient, effective and transparent flow of information, across entities and with key stakeholders (requiring high levels of written communication and reporting as well as clear and persuasive verbal presentation style).

  • Ability to manage multiple requests and prioritise according to strategic needs, applying an agile approach to decision-making and execution.

  • Experience negotiating with multiple business units in a large (40K+ employees) federated structure, preferably in a matrix management environment.

  • Solid/advanced work experience at a similar level, leading communications and public engagement strategies in the NGO or private sector.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 40% of the time.

  • This position demands responsiveness to context, openness to working flexibly, and willingness to adjust according to operational realities.