Food Security & Livelihoods Positions

To improve child well-being, World Vision’s strategy is aimed at saving lives and protecting livelihoods by ensuring food security and building foundational livelihood assets. This strategy combines quick wins for short-term impact with systemic change for long-term sustainability.

Food assistance saves lives through addressing the most dire and immediate forms of food insecurity. It also can make a significant contribution to helping poor households and communities to develop and enhance livelihoods, improve health and education and become self-reliant.

World Vision is committed to helping parents provide for their children by improving the productivity, sustainability and resilience of small farms to create a hunger-free world.

 

WVV Zonal Technical Program Officer - Livelihood - North 1

WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:

World Vision is a Christian relief and development organisation working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As a child-focused organization, World Vision’s (WV) work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. WVV has a total income of around US$ 19,000,000 (FY17) with funding from 16 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Funding of WVV consists of sponsorship program funding (70%) and Private Non Sponsorship (PNS)/Grants (30%). World Vision International-Vietnam employs about 430 staff, of which 99% are Vietnamese nationals.

In 2018, World Vision Vietnam is implementing 37 Area Programmes (APs) which operate in 5 zones: North 1 (Hoa Binh, Dien Bien), North 2 (Yen Bai, Tuyen Quang), North 3 (Hung Yên, Thanh Hoa, Hai Phong), Central (Quang Tri, Quang Nam, Danang) and South (Quang Ngai, Binh Thuan, Ho Chi Minh, DakNong). WVV’s APs focus within one administrative district of a province which usually populated by ethnic minority people with very high rates of poverty. A uniqueness of WVV’s AP approach and structure is that team members are based at district level where the AP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis. Beside the APs, WVV is also implementing different Special and Grant Projects to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children in both AP and non-AP areas.

In alignment with the three ministry strategic objectives World Vision Vietnam implements three Technical Programs (TPs): Child Protection, Nutrition and Livelihoods. Technical Programmes are national or sub-regional level programmes implemented by World Vision in multiple geographic locations within a country. They employ evidence-based practices and models previously identified, defined and prioritised through a strategic process and documented in a Technical Approach (TA). TPs are designed to ensure National Offices (NOs) achieve World Vision’s mission, which includes the highest impact for the well-being of children, in accordance with relevant TA and NO strategic objectives.

Under each zone (6-8 APs), there are 3 Technical Program Officers: Nutrition/Child Protection/Livelihood and 1 Program Effectiveness Unit (PEU) Officer. The Technical Program Officer directly reports to Zonal Manager and has dotted line to the Technical Program Manager.

Under each AP, there are 6-8 staff, including 1 AP Manager, 1 Sponsorship Facilitator, 1 Finance Officer/Bookkeeper, 1 AP Coordinator and 2-4 Development Facilitators (DFs) who are in charge of all projects and program activities for around 2 assigned communes/wards in their AP (from assessment to planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and transition). DFs will be coached by the AP Manager programmatically and the Technical Program Officers technically.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

  • Provide technical support for the adaptation, implementation, monitoring and reporting of TP in the assigned zone and be accountable for the technical quality of the TP and cross cutting themes mainstreamed in the TP

  • Provide technical expertise and support to improve capacity of the AP staff and partners in the assigned zone in order to effectively deliver the TP

  • Advocate for the scaling-up of evidence based project models and multiply impact across different APs and provincial level.

  • Contribute to ensure WV is a child safe organization through the implementation of the TP

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

ROLE DIMENSIONS

  1. Strategic Direction

    Provide inputs from the field for development/ review, revision of respective Technical Approach, Technical Program, Area Program (AP) Plans and Project Models in Livelihood

    Provide input to TP Manager and Specialists on developing and standardizing Technical Guidelines/Training Materials for the implementation of Project models

    Consolidate and analyze the monitoring data to come up with appropriate findings and recommendations to improve the technical quality

    Participate in the impact assessment/ operation research of Project Models

    Provide inputs to TP – level reports

    Support AP/ZM/TP managers in exploring needs for further funding to address the burning problems faced by the children relating to Livelihood in order to propose these issues through Concept paper, proposals.

  2. Technical Support and Quality Assurance

    Develop and implement technical working plan for designed zone

    Assist the AP (Including AP manager and DFs) to develop annual POA which relevant to AP plan and in alignment with NO technical approach

    Review AP Plans, annual POAs and project models of the designated APs to ensure its alignment with National Strategy, TA, and TP

    Provide technical support for AP staff in the implementation of TP, addressing and finding solutions to TP issues

    Facilitate periodic monitoring, supportive supervision and reflection at the APs in the zone to ensure the quality of the TP’s implementation

    Provide technical support for design, implementation and evaluation of grant/ PNS projects in designated zone

    Consolidate, review and validate and analyze data from AP before sending to PE Officer for compiling zone Indicators

    Support the AP team to ensure that assessment, monitoring and planning processes have active participation of the parents, community people, children and key project partners. This might include reviewing the process, documents of assessment & planning of the APs in the zone

    Review all the annual reports of the APs in the zone and provide feedback for improvement

    Support Technical Specialist and Technical Program Manager to standardize DME tools for baseline, monitoring and evaluation of the TP

    Support zonal PEU Officer to introduce standard indicators and tools for baseline, monitoring and evaluation of the TP to the AP staff, so that these tools are disseminated to the local network for their use

    Participate in the following key M&E activities scheduled by PEU in the designated zone which should include AP assessment, AP Design and AP Evaluation

    Ensure that national KPIs related to Livelihood are reviewed, updated with accuracy periodically

    Provide technical support for procurement and strategic sourcing (materials, consultants)

    Manage project activities and budget for provincial level

    Review and ensure accuracy and consistency of all LEAP 3 budget coding

    Provide support to APs in implementation of Community-based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) and responding to climate change such as facilitating Community-based Disaster Risk Assessment (CBDRA), Community Disaster Preparedness Plan/Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction Plan (CDPP/CBDRRP)…

  3. Capacity Building

    Introduce the technical models to AP staff

    Provide technical guidance to district/commune partners on project models

    In consultation with TP Manager, Technical Specialist and AP Managers to facilitate capacity building activities including TOT training for AP technical resource persons for contextualization and follow-up

    In consultation with Technical Program Manager and Technical Specialist, AP Manager, Communication to document and share the best practices on Livelihood for the purpose of staff learning and development.

    Build and enhance capacity for local Rapid Response Teams (RRTs);

    Participate in building capacity with/for the NRRT

    Be ready for deployment to lead/join emergency responses (when requested)

  4. Advocacy and Networking

Build and nurture effective working relationship with technical departments at provincial level

Document and disseminate evidences on the impact/ effectiveness of the relevant project models with the provincial level decision/policy makers for advocacy activities

Work with APs and Zonal Manager to plan and allocate budget for advocacy activities at provincial level

Implement and monitoring the outcomes of advocacy activities at provincial level while ensure the linkage between different levels

Identify and raise emerging issues for advocacy

Identify, document and share learnings, good practices, model from implementation for Technical Program Manager and Technical Specialist for purpose of advocacy and replication.

Represent WVV at relevant forums, meetings, working groups and workshops relating to Livelihood in designated zone.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

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

Education

- Bachelor’s Degree in multi-disciplinary of economic – social or community development/environment/ agriculture or related fields.

Knowledge and skills

- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time management, demonstrated leadership and good management ability.

- Proven ability to provide coaching and deliver other capacity building activities.

- Ability to provide supportive supervision to assure the interventions’ quality.

- Ability to document and share best practice for replication.

- Good data analysis and reporting skills.

- Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes.

- Ability to communicate and relate effectively with a diverse range of people (i.e. project beneficiaries, Government officials, project partners, WVV staff).

- Good reading and report writing skills in Vietnamese and English.

- Good computer skills (word processing, excel, power point & email).

- Ability to work with a minimum of supervision, exercise judgment, meet deadlines and work under pressure.

- Strong ability to speak, write and read in both English and Vietnamese.

- Be willing to travel to the APs in designated zone.

Experience

- Experience in working with non-governmental organization.

- Proven experience in managing community projects

- Experience of and demonstrated ability to effectively network with a diverse range of multi-lateral, and government bodies;

- Experience in monitoring and evaluating projects and ensuring that recommendations are implemented.

World Vision Vietnam is a Christian non-government organization. Applicants having working experience in a similar kind of organization will be an advantage.

Our contact details are: People and Culture Department -World Vision International – Vietnam Address: 9th floor, the Mercury building, 444 Hoang Hoa Tham, Hanoi, Tel: 024. 39439920 (ext.142)

We give equal opportunity to every candidate, regardless of religion, race and gender.

A competitive salary, benefits and career development opportunity will be offered and commensurate with the experience, qualifications and responsibilities.

Market Development Advisor - Syria Response

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision International is seeking a Livelihood Adviser for Syria (75%) and Jordan (25%). The position will report to the Syria Head of Programmes and specifically to the Jordan Response Manager for Jordan related work, and will be based at the World Vision office in Amman, Jordan. The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Lead on developing and implementing a Livelihood Programming Strategy for World Vision’s Syria Response as a whole, and for each of the countries included in the Response.

  • Lead on ensuring technical expertise and staff capacity, innovation, quality results and organisational learning within World Vision based on credible evidence gained through Market Development programming.

  • Have up-to-date sectoral knowledge to ensure that current thinking is reflected in World Vision’s Livelihood and Resilience programmes, and that they in turn influence across the response.

  • Lead Market Development specific and/or integrated research and learning initiatives.

  • Represent World Vision in external engagement with technical sectors, donors, governments and other relevant stakeholders in the humanitarian community.

  • Serve as the technical specialist in resource acquisition related to livelihood programming.

  • Model and promote World Vision’s values that aspire to achieving a safe and secure future for children.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Development Leadership:

  • Facilitate and formulate livelihood strategies within the framework of the country operational strategy.

  • Coordinate with the Global Centre and MEER regional office to ensure strategic alignment of the livelihood sector.

  • Formulate guidelines, processes, measurements, and standards for the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of livelihood and resilience projects in collaboration with other advisers and MEAL.

  • Design and carrying out assessments as needed in conjunction with other sectors.

Develop an integrated livelihood plan, budget, program and detailed implementation plan that is aligned with:

  • Response strategy

  • Coordinating mechanism strategy

  • Sphere Standards

  • WVI Child Wellbeing outcomes

  • WVI Humanitarian Accountability Framework.

  • Include sector focused advocacy issues and cross-cutting themes in design where appropriate.

  • Develop and implement sector plans with community engagement and utilizing Do No Harm approach.

  • Ensure that accountability mechanisms are in place for community and stakeholders feedback on sector as well as semi-annuals are reviewed with communities based on the concept of Community Based monitoring and evaluation.

  • Determine sector organizational structure and staffing plan and ensure reviewing/adjustments of JDs/ appropriate budgets as well as contribute in setting of performance indicators.

  • Contribute to the recruitment of relevant staff for each project.

  • Ensure sector programme and project logframes refer to technical standards, consider government standards, Sphere Standards, WVI Humanitarian Accountability and Protection and are aligned with the organization DADDs and sector packages.

  • Ensure that the compliances with grants, technical standards and budgets are met.

Leadership and Capacity Building:

  • Coach /mentor /manage the unit members: Delegation of authority/ responsibility with clear standards of accountability, etc.

  • Ensure that that all team members are providing proper leadership and support to the projects according to their area of expertise and based on a defined action plan with Sector Lead.

  • Work on empowering team members to take the appropriate decisions and actions and call for regular meetings for the unit staff.

  • Assist staff in understanding and adapting project models to local contexts in alignment with local strategy.

  • Identify the capacity needs in the areas of Market Development programming and develop plans for building the capacity of the projects staff and partners in collaboration with P&C department and Program Managers.

  • Identify staff to build their specific capacities in the sector’s principles, minimum standards and other vital knowledge in order to have them as back-ups for the specialist’s role in case of transition needed and for more sustainability of programs / planning in the organization.

  • Build the capacities of partners (whether local government entities or at the national level as well as CBOs).

Leadership in the area of Relationship Building, Networking and Fundraising:

  • Represent World Vision at interagency coordination and donor meetings on Market Development and resilience.

  • To meet, build relationships and coordinate with the UN, NGO/INGOs and Market Development fora.

  • Seek opportunities for interagency collaboration.

  • Strengthen and establish a strong network of national partners and stakeholders.

  • Liaise and network with other WV entities within the partnership for sharing and dissemination of best practices, information access, and resource acquisition.

  • Ensure WV’s Market Development projects/programs are highlighted in the media in coordination with the communications department.

  • Share with management alarming trends or new parameters that could affect the implementation of current or future projects in a certain sector.

  • Work collaboratively with Grants Acquisition and Management team to develop Market Development fundraising plan and support rollout of plan. This is likely to include donor positioning, donor interaction, strategy development, proposal submission etc.

Learning and Research:

  • Ensure experiences and lessons learned are shared among the team of commodities field staff.

  • Collaborate with MEAL department, local and/or international research institutes in-country and identify potential opportunities for joint research initiatives.

  • Ensure accurate assessments are conducted in the relevant fields to come up with accurate findings when needed and evidence based information.

  • Ensure that reflection meetings are conducted on a regular basis to document lessons learned and make sure that these lessons learned, whether from previous or ongoing projects, are taken into consideration for future projects designs and implementation.

  • Identify new trends and opportunities to feed in new projects models or technical approaches.

  • Test new project models / technical approaches and/or new areas of coverage.

  • Share any alarming information or relevant one related to programming with the Response Sector in order to adjust or modify any necessary programming.

Support Implementation, Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Strengthen the quality of Market Development interventions in coordination with operations staff, programme staff and DME.

  • Provide ongoing assistance and coaching to related field staff in order to ensure timely and quality implementation of projects ’activities.

  • Review and refine Market Development programs including their budgets as and support baseline measurements.

  • Oversee the implementation of projects in WV’s area of intervention through establishing appropriate monitoring system in close collaboration with MEAL dept.

  • Provide technical input and recommendations to procurement activities related to services that affect the quality of Market Development programs.

  • Review, analyze, and provide feedback on the Market Development based component of program / projects reports (including assessment reports, PDDs, monitoring and management reports as well as evaluation reports).

  • Ensure compliance to organizational and donors standards in the management of Market Development based programs.

  • Ensure quality and timely reporting in line with donors and SOs standards.

  • Intervene, when necessary, at procurement level, to facilitate/find solutions to material purchase difficulties or delays that are affecting the program quality implementation.

  • Assist in setting up appropriate indicators and tools for monitoring along with the M&E department and establish systems to extract relevant information when needed for each sector.

  • Review MEAL data with Programmes and Operations to make operational improvements.

  • Review context analysis with Programs for better adaptation to sector plan and implement early warning systems in all sectors to be able to detect any new context information.

  • Establish and implement internal monthly sector reporting system in coordination with DME.

  • Provide inputs for grants/donor and programme milestone reports to Programmes as per schedule as well as review all semi-annual and annual reports related to the sector.

Other:

  • Perform other duties as required from the Direct Supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • University degree in Economy/Human Development/Social Sciences or related field.

  • Master degree in relevant field required.

  • At least five years working experience at a senior level in Market Development and Resilience sector in a humanitarian context.

  • Excellent technical understanding of Sustainable Development, Economic Development and Market Development and Resilience, including agriculture and IT sectors.

  • Experience designing and facilitating Market Development capacity building activities and training.

  • Good understanding of humanitarian architecture.

  • Substantial experience in networking and positioning with external stakeholders.

  • Extensive experience in developing successful project proposals.

  • Experience in advocacy, preferably on trans-national level.

  • Experience of working in the Syria Response Region would be an advantage.

  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.

  • Excellent spoken and written English language skills required.

  • Arabic language skills an advantage.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Ability and willingness to learn new things and support new initiatives.

  • Capacity to engage in policy dialogue.

  • Excellent networking and relationship management skills with the actors of the Market Development and Resilience sector (Government, NGO, civil society).

  • Strategic, critical and innovative thinking.

  • Ability to establish and maintain strategic partnerships.

  • Understanding of community mobilization and empowerment principles and approaches.

  • Excellent communication, coordination, diplomacy and negotiation skills.

  • Programme design and proposal development skills.

  • Coaching and staff capacity building skills.

  • Events/ processes facilitation skills.

  • Experience in advocacy initiatives, coalition building and ability to rally coalitions and networks to take positions on specific policy issues.

  • Ability to engage in personal learning and development.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure, efficient task prioritization and time management.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (oral and written in English; Arabic would be an advantage).

  • Experience of communicating with Government, Non-Government, organizations and other sectoral stakeholders.

  • Experience of engaging with private sector companies.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Willingness to be flexible with hours when necessary and ability to travel locally and internationally up to 50% of time.

Project Officer- Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration

Purpose of the position:

To plan, implement, monitor and document all the Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) activities within Soin Area Development Program as per the proposal. Provide necessary technical support, related training, follow-up, and guidance to the staff and farmers youth and women groups under FMNR and provide feedback and reports to the Project manager and Cluster manager including National Office as when required.

In order to successfully do so, the project officer – FMNR Project must be able to effectively Communicate World Vision's Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Project Implementation and Monitoring 65%

  • Responsible for the in the implementation of the all activities in the FMNR project

  • Train the partners, selected groups and community members on the various recommended focal areas (FMNR, Climate smart agriculture, Sustainable energy options, soil and water conservation, advocacy and policy influence etc).

  • Contribute to effective and timely implementation of all FMNR level interventions and initiatives with communities and partners;

  • Provide supervision to – Community Mobilizer - and effectively manage performance - to ensure FMNR project objectives are met

  • Ensure that all FMNR initiatives within the project’s area of influence meet or exceed planned outcomes and are implemented in full compliance with the projects guidelines;

  • Collaborate with Project manager, Regional M & E and Capacity Building Coordinator, and the Technical Specialist – Environment and Climate Change to effectively support the project to carry out all measurements – baselines, assessments, designs, monitoring and evaluations - in accordance with WV established standards, policies and procedures;

  • Coordinate with the Project manager and Regional M & E Coordinator to ensure that appropriate controls, monitoring and evaluation tools are in place and being utilized in a timely manner in every FMNR measurement ,

  • Support the Area Development Program with FMNR project and region in the event of any disaster and/or crisis response when called upon to do so;

  • Monitor and support the timely and appropriate utilization of budgeted resources for all FMNR related project interventions as well as ensure effective and timely response plans to all financial audit findings of FMNR initiatives and take the needed measures to prevent such findings from recurring in the future;

  • Conduct on site FMNR trainings.

  • Organize and coordinate farmers FMNR exposure tours

  • Support community/ Farmers Capacity building on alternative livelihood options.

  • Participate in proposal development and resource mobilization.

Reporting and Documentations 30%

  • Compile the necessary monthly, quarterly and annual reports for forwarding to the Project manager, Livelihoods & Resilience Officer and National Office

  • Attend the regular weekly and monthly planning meetings at called upon.

  • Regularly document success stories/innovation for sharing across the partnership

  • Develop context specific electronic and live media communications on FMNR and NRM activities.

  • Ensure the Project design document is updated as per Design, Monitoring and Evaluation standards.

Others 5%

Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the Cluster manager, Project manager or designee;

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • The job holder must have at least a Degree in Natural Resource Management or Agro-forestry or related

  • At least two years’ on job experience on Natural resource management or Agro-Forestry and with some experience on Agriculture.

  • Experience working with NGOs will be an added advantage.

  • Must have a good understanding of the different systems of extension delivery.

  • Computer literate

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Self-driven and able to work under stress

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.

  • Compatible with WV mission, ethos and core values.

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • A good communicator who is willing and able to work as an active member of the Sub branch / Response team.

  • Has the ability and willingness to work with different communities. Should be self-motivated and able to work without supervision

Livelihoods/Economic Development Technical Advisor, Iraq

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The position holder ensures development and implementation of the World Vision (WV) Iraq Livelihoods/Economic Developement (ED) Program strategy and Livelihoods/ED Technical Program in collaboration with relevant stakeholders. The Livelihoods/ED Technical Advisor is responsible of:

  • following-up with all Projects managers to ensure alignment of projects and activities with the technical program and evidenced models

  • empowering and building capacities of the field staff

  • representing WV IRAQ in cluster and working groups and with relevant Ministries/stakeholders.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy & Program Development:

  • Meet donors to preposition for new program ideas and models based on evidence.

  • Develop the technical/sectoral components of new proposals, in consultation with Programs, MEAL and Operations teams.

  • Provide input into budget of technical components within new proposals.

  • Lead in design with Programs team and Operations for potential new proposals in Livelihoods/ED based on emerging new needs.

  • Participate in revision of WV IRAQ strategy and priorities based on emerging needs and donor interests.

  • Lead development of Technical approaches and technical programs in alignment with strategy.

Support Implementation, Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Provide technical supervision to field Livelihoods/ED staff including coaching, sharing resources and materials, revision of reports, analyzing lessons, etc.

  • Conduct field spot checks on bi-monthly basis to monitor progress of projects and discuss challenges with field teams.

  • Co-lead with MEAL team the development of Evidence Building Plans (EBPs) for Technical Programs and for new projects.

  • Develop sector measurement tools in collaboration with MEAL team. Specifically, set sectorial/technical tool questions based on accredited global tools.

  • Intervene, when necessary, at procurement level, to facilitate/find solutions to material purchase difficulties or delays that are affecting the program quality implementation.

  • Review grant progress reports and M&E reports specifically program findings and recommendations.

  • Develop annual TP reports that document progress against objectives of the TP and hence strategic objective.

Staff Management & Capacity Building:

  • Revise Livelihoods/ED related JDs when needed and participate in the recruitment of relevant project and technical staff.

  • Develop and revise Livelihoods/ED capacity building plans and share with P&C.

  • Orient and train WV IRAQ relevant staff (including direct/matrix reports) on Livelihoods/ED Technical Programs, standards, tools, models, etc.

  • Provide regular feedback on performance for matrix reports.

Networking & External Engagement:

  • Engage in networking and coordination with external Livelihoods/ED Stakeholders and partners (Livelihoods/ED and social stability working groups and different ministries.

  • Participate in workshops, training and internal WV IRAQ meetings, workshops, etc.

  • Coordinate with regional office and other relevant internal stakeholders at WV, whether at the Regional or Global level as necessary.

Learning and Research:

  • Participate in all Livelihoods/ED projects’ lessons learned events.

  • Participate in design and roll out of new research proposals and initiatives of WV IRAQ as needed.

  • Conduct regular situational analysis of the sector and feed recommendations back to WV IRAQ for decision making on future priorities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor degree in any area related to Livelihoods/ED, Economy, economic development, Agriculture, Value chain, etc.

  • Strong understanding of Livelihoods/ED systems, labor laws, established Livelihoods/ED practices, Minimum Economic Recovery Standards, EMMA, etc.

  • Creative and able to come up with, embrace and coordinate innovative thinking, partnership building and problem solving skills.

  • Good analytical and writing skills.

  • Good interpersonal skills, influencing skills and cross-cultural sensitivity.

  • Able to work on multifunctional tasks in the pressure of time and organizational changes.

  • Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

  • Three to five years of technical expertise in the areas of Economic development or Livelihoods/ED.

  • Experience in capacity building processes, tools and methodologies.

  • Two years or more NGO experience in the humanitarian and development fields respectively.

  • Experience in needs assessment and project design.

  • Experience in working with UNHCR, MOSA, Ministry of Labor, and relevant Livelihoods/ED donors.

  • Proven experience in Livelihoods/ED s in Emergency settings.

  • Excellent written English, with fluency in speaking Arabic and English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in the following areas: Economic development, Business administration, marketing.

  • Experience participating in program implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes.

  • Experience with women economic empowerment programs.

  • Experience with proposal writing, strategy development.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires 75% of the time to be office based.

  • The position requires 25% of travel within the country.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to continue to function during a crisis, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster.

  • The position requires availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours occasionally.

WVV Zonal Technical Program Officer - Livelihood - North 2

WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:

World Vision is a Christian relief and development organisation working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As a child-focused organization, WVs work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. WVV has a total income of around US$ 18,000,000 (FY17) with funding from 13 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Funding of WVV consists of sponsorship program funding (70%) and PNS/grants (30%). WVV employs about 420 staff, of which 99% are Vietnamese nationals.

Currently, World Vision Vietnam is implementing 39 Area Development Programmes (ADPs) which operate in 5 zones: North (Hung Yen, Hoa Binh, Hai Phong and Dien Bien), Yen Bai Tuyen Quang, Thanh Hoa, Central & Highlands (Quang Tri, Quang Nam Danang) and South (Quang Ngai, Binh Thuan, Ho Chi Minh, DakNong). From FY18, WVV adopts and implements the new operating model, therefore, the name of ADP will be changed to AP (Area Programme). WVVs APs usually focus within one administrative district of a province which populated by ethnic minority people with high rates of poverty. A uniqueness of WVVs Development Program Approach (DPA) is that AP team members are based at district level where the AP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis. Beside the APs, WVV is also implementing different Special and Grant Projects to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children in both AP and non-AP areas.

In alignment with the three ministry strategic objectives, World Vision Vietnam implements three Technical Programs (TPs): Child Protection, Nutrition and Livelihoods. Technical Programmes are national or sub-regional level programmes implemented by World Vision in multiple geographic locations within a country. They employ evidence-based practices and models previously identified, defined and prioritised through a strategic process and documented in a Technical Approach (TA). TPs are designed to ensure National Offices (NOs) achieve World Visions mission, which includes the highest impact for the well-being of children, in accordance with relevant TA and NO strategic objectives.

Under each zone (6-8 APs), there are 3 Technical Program Officers: Nutrition/Child Protection/Livelihood and 1 Program Effectiveness (PE) Officer. The Technical Program Officer directly reports to Zonal Manager and has dotted line to the Technical Program Manager.

Under each AP, there are 6-8 staff, including 1 AP Manager, 1 Sponsorship Facilitator, 1 Finance Officer/Bookkeeper, 1 AP Coordinator and 2-4 Development Facilitators (DFs) who are in charge of all projects and program activities for around 2 assigned communes/wards in their AP (from assessment to planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and transition). DFs will be coached by the AP Manager programmatically and the Technical Program Officers technically.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

- Provide technical support for the adaptation, implementation, monitoring and reporting of TP in the assigned zone and be accountable for the technical quality of the TP and cross cutting themes mainstreamed in the TP

- Provide technical expertise and support to improve capacity of the AP staff and partners in the assigned zone in order to effectively deliver the TP

- Advocate for the scaling-up of evidence based project models and multiply impact across different APs and provincial level.

- Contribute to ensure WV is a child safe organization through the implementation of the TP

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Strategic Direction (Time spent: 10%)

    - Provide inputs from the field for development/ review, revision of respective Technical Approach, Technical Program, Area Program (AP) Plans and Project Models in Livelihood

    - Provide input to TP Manager and Specialists on developing and standardizing Technical Guidelines/Training Materials for the implementation of Project models

    - Consolidate and analyze the monitoring data to come up with appropriate findings and recommendations to improve the technical quality

    - Participate in the impact assessment/ operation research of Project Models

    - Provide inputs to TP level reports

    - Support AP/ZM/TP managers in exploring needs for further funding to address the burning problems faced by the children relating to Livelihood in order to propose these issues through Concept paper, proposals.

  2. Technical Support and Quality Assurance (Time spent: 40%)

    - Develop and implement technical working plan for designed zone

    - Assist the AP (Including AP manager and DFs) to develop annual POA which relevant to AP plan and in alignment with NO technical approach

    - Review AP Plans, annual POAs and project models of the designated APs to ensure its alignment with National Strategy, TA, and TP

    - Provide technical support for AP staff in the implementation of TP, addressing and finding solutions to TP issues

    - Facilitate periodic monitoring, supportive supervision and reflection at the APs in the zone to ensure the quality of the TPs implementation

    - Provide technical support for design, implementation and evaluation of grant/ PNS projects in designated zone

    - Consolidate, review and validate and analyze data from AP before sending to PE Officer for compiling zone Indicators

    - Support the AP team to ensure that assessment, monitoring and planning processes have active participation of the parents, community people, children and key project partners. This might include reviewing the process, documents of assessment & planning of the APs in the zone

    - Review all the annual reports of the APs in the zone and provide feedback for improvement

    - Support Technical Specialist and Technical Program Manager to standardize DME tools for baseline, monitoring and evaluation of the TP

    - Support zonal PEU Officer to introduce standard indicators and tools for baseline, monitoring and evaluation of the TP to the AP staff, so that these tools are disseminated to the local network for their use

    - Participate in the following key M&E activities scheduled by PEU in the designated zone which should include AP assessment, AP Design and AP Evaluation

    - Ensure that national KPIs related to Livelihood are reviewed, updated with accuracy periodically

    - Provide technical support for procurement and strategic sourcing (materials, consultants)

    - Manage project activities and budget for provincial level

    - Review and ensure accuracy and consistency of all LEAP 3 budget coding

    - Provide support to APs in implementation of Community-based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) and responding to climate change such as facilitating Community-based Disaster Risk Assessment (CBDRA), Community Disaster Preparedness Plan/Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction Plan (CDPP/CBDRRP)…

  3. Capacity Building (Time spent: 30%)

- Introduce the technical models to AP staff

- Provide technical guidance to district/commune partners on project models

- In consultation with TP Manager, Technical Specialist and AP Managers to facilitate capacity building activities including TOT training for AP technical resource persons for contextualization and follow-up

- In consultation with Technical Program Manager and Technical Specialist, AP Manager, Communication to document and share the best practices on Livelihood for the purpose of staff learning and development.

- Build and enhance capacity for local Rapid Response Teams (RRTs);

- Participate in building capacity with/for the NRRT

- Be ready for deployment to lead/join emergency responses (when requested)

4. Advocacy and Networking (Time spent: 20%)

- Build and nurture effective working relationship with technical departments at provincial level

- Document and disseminate evidences on the impact/ effectiveness of the relevant project models with the provincial level decision/policy makers for advocacy activities

- Work with APs and Zonal Manager to plan and allocate budget for advocacy activities at provincial level

- Implement and monitoring the outcomes of advocacy activities at provincial level while ensure the linkage between different levels

- Identify and raise emerging issues for advocacy

- Identify, document and share learnings, good practices, model from implementation for Technical Program Manager and Technical Specialist for purpose of advocacy and replication.

- Represent WVV at relevant forums, meetings, working groups and workshops relating to Livelihood in designated zone.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS ABILITIES

  1. Education

    - Bachelors Degree in multi-disciplinary of economic social or community development/environment/ agriculture or related fields.

  2. Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time management, demonstrated leadership and good management ability.

  • Proven ability to provide coaching and deliver other capacity building activities.

  • Ability to provide supportive supervision to assure the interventionsquality.

  • Ability to document and share best practice for replication.

  • Good data analysis and reporting skills.

  • Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes.

  • Ability to communicate and relate effectively with a diverse range of people (i.e. project beneficiaries, Government officials, project partners, WVV staff).

  • Good reading and report writing skills in Vietnamese and English.

  • Good computer skills (word processing, excel, power point & email).

  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision, exercise judgment, meet deadlines and work under pressure.

  • Strong ability to speak, write and read in both English and Vietnamese.

  • Be willing to travel to the APs in designated zone.

  1. Experience

  • Experience in working with non-governmental organization.

  • Proven experience in managing community projects

  • Experience of and demonstrated ability to effectively network with a diverse range of multi-lateral, and government bodies;

  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating projects and ensuring that recommendations are implemented.

  1. Work Environment

  • Work with a different teams and communities to provide the technical support

  • Extensive travelling within the assigned zone (60% field based and 40% office based)

  • Work with minimum of supervision

  1. Core Capabilities

Achieving Capabilities:

Achieving quality results and service

Practicing accountability and integrity

Communicating information effectively

Self-Managing Capabilities:

Demonstrating Christ-centre life and work

Learning for growth and development

Maintaining work/life balance and effectiveness

Thinking Capabilities:

Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly

Understanding the Humanitarian Industry

Understanding World Visions mission and operations

Practicing innovation and creativity

Relational Capabilities:

Building collaborative relationships

Practicing gender and cultural diversity

Influencing individuals and groups

World Vision Vietnam is a Christian non-government organization. Applicants having working experience in a similar kind of organization will be an advantage.

Our contact details are:

People and Culture Department – Ms. Pham Ngoc Linh

World Vision International - Vietnam

Address: No. 444 Hoang Hoa Tham street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi.

Tel: 024. 39439920 (Ext:114)

We give equal opportunity to every candidate, regardless of religion, race and gender.

A competitive salary, benefits and career development opportunity will be offered and commensurate with the experience, qualifications and responsibilities.

WVV Technical Program Manager- Livelihood

WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:

World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As a child-focused organization, World Vision’s (WV) work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. WVV has a total income of around US$ 18,000,000 (FY18) with funding from 16 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Funding of WVV consists of sponsorship program funding (70%) and Private Non Sponsorship (PNS)/Grants (30%). World Vision International-Vietnam employs about 420 staff, of which 99% are Vietnamese nationals.

In 2018, World Vision Vietnam is implementing 37 Area Programs (APs) which operate in 5 zones: North 1 (Hoa Binh, Dien Bien), North 2 (Yen Bai, Tuyen Quang), North 3 (Hung Yen, Thanh Hoa, Hai Phong), Central (Quang Tri, Quang Nam, Danang) and South (Quang Ngai, Binh Thuan, Ho Chi Minh, DakNong). WVV’s APs focus within one administrative district of a province which usually populated by ethnic minority people with very high rates of poverty. A uniqueness of WVV’s AP approach and structure is that team members are based at district level where the AP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis. Beside the APs, WVV is also implementing different Special and Grant Projects to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children in both AP and non-AP areas.

In alignment with the three ministry strategic objectives World Vision Vietnam implements three Technical Programs (TPs): Child Protection, Nutrition and Livelihoods. Technical Programmes are national or sub-regional level programmes implemented by World Vision in multiple geographic locations within a country. They employ evidence-based practices and models previously identified, defined and prioritised through a strategic process and documented in a Technical Approach (TA). TPs are designed to ensure National Offices (NOs) achieve World Vision’s mission, which includes the highest impact for the well-being of children, in accordance with relevant TA and NO strategic objectives.

The Livelihoods Technical Programme Manager directly reports to Program Quality and Resource Development (PQRD) Department Director and has dotted line to the Operations Director. The PQRD department consists of a Program Effectiveness Unit, Grant Acquisition and Management (GAM) Unit, A Technical Services Unit (in line with the three Ministry Strategic Objectives) and HEA/DRR Unit.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

This position provides leadership and oversight of the adaptation and implementation of the Livelihoods technical programme. This role has a strong focus on strengthening World Vision Vietnam’s influence and evidence based Livelihoods programming.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

I. Strategic Guidance and Leadership

Provide strong and positive leadership for the Livelihoods Technical Programme

Lead the revision of Technical Approaches based on changes in Partnership and National Strategies, changes in the context, government’s directions as well as learnings from implementation of TPs

Provide line and matrix management to technical team members, ensuring compliance with WVV’s People and Culture processes.

Support professional and personal development of Technical staff to deliver job requirements including capacity building for Livelihoods Specialists and zonal TP Officers

Coordinate with related department(s) to ensure that the Livelihoods Strategic Objective is effectively achieved.

Ensure competent and motivated staff are hired and retained, and high-performers identified and nurtured.

Create and maintain effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and partners

II. TP Design and Adaptation

Lead a collaborative process of TP adaptation into AP level in close coordination with Area Programmes (AP), other NO staff as well as Funding Offices.

In programmes funded by sponsorship, work closely with the Sponsorship Manager to ensure that appropriate aspects of sponsorship are integrated in programming and that the needs of RC are taken into consideration in the plans of the Livelihoods TP

With Area Programme and other NO staff, ensure effective consultations with communities, partners and donors in the adaptation and refinement of Livelihoods TP at AP level based on evidence and learning from TP implementation

III. Implementation of TP level activities

Manage relationships with strategic partners at national and provincial levels to ensure that efforts align and multiply positive impact

Directly implement and coordinate the national level advocacy for the Livelihoods TP to influence policies and practices

Ensure local to national level advocacy linkages are clear, and that information/data from local level is utilised for national policy influence

Ensure the local level advocacy components of the Livelihoods TP are implemented (through APs and through WV staff that are assigned to link with Provincial government).

Manage the national level activities and budget of the TP

With HEA/DRR Manager, maintains situation awareness of potential Livelihoods emergencies and ensures readiness for sector response.

IV. Cross Cutting Themes

Lead the mainstreaming of all cross cutting themes: Gender/Disability/DRR/Faith and Development.

V. Technical Guidance and Quality Assurance

Collaborate with and support AP staff to implement TP within the local context, including ensuring DPA is applied in APs

Manage scope and requirements of the technical programme, to ensure programme is implemented within the agreed design and adequate budget and meeting the TP quality standards

Track the financial utilisation of the TP along with AP managers and the Operations director and ensure proper and timely funding utilisation

Identify and manage risks and issues and ensure quality implementation following Livelihoods TP and Advocacy quality standards or project model quality standards

VI. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

Work closely with PEU Manager, assigned PEU Specialist and AP managers to coordinate the TP baseline and evaluation process

Together with PEU, ensure that a strong M&E system is in place for the Livelihoods TP and that learnings are documented and applied and used to improve further the TP, and by stakeholders for advocacy, marketing and resource acquisition.

Ensure standardized outcome monitoring indicators for Livelihoods TP are measured across all implementing APs

Work collaboratively with PEU Manager and AP Managers to assess implications and actions based on data from Horizon

Collate, analyse and use Livelihoods TP monitoring data for standardised indicators and communicate to key stakeholders

Contribute to NO Child Well-Being (CWB) reporting by providing input on Livelihoods TP-related strategic objective progress

Work with PEU to ensure that lessons learnt from WV and other stakeholders are adequately incorporated into programming as well as Livelihoods TP re-design and strategy revision

Participate in relevant community of practice to share lessons learnt, good practice and bring in new learning to improve Livelihoods TP and Advocacy implementation.

Produce TP Progress Reports, based on AP reports and progress, in line with WV International LEAP reporting requirements

VII. Resource Acquisition

Contribute to the development of Livelihoods TP funding strategy and ensure the TP is funded from diverse sources.

Preposition the NO for grants in Livelihoods sector, working with national office GAM team

Mapping of donors; understand donor expectations, technical priorities, key strategic approaches

Map potential partners with strengths that would be complementary to World Vision in filling gaps in a Livelihoods grant opportunity

Prepare detailed Livelihoods capability statement at National Office level

Together with GAM, track Livelihoods specific opportunities and make appropriate partnering arrangements. Join in go/no-go decision processes

Upon certain request from GAM Manager, lead on grant proposals as coordinator of writing team, or grant design, technical design workshop

Develop concept papers and proposals on Livelihoods for fund raising, marketing with SOs

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

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

Education

- Bachelor degree in the relevant field, master degree is preferred

- Master degree

Knowledge & Skills

- A deep knowledge of the Livelihoods issues that affect Vietnam, with significant Livelihoods experience in the country

- Knowledge and skills in health data management/monitoring & evaluation

- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time management, demonstrated leadership and good management ability

- Knowledge of development work, including program logic, theory of change, and community empowerment

- Good understanding of Vietnamese Government policies, laws, and institutions and ability to work together with various stakeholders

- Strong understanding of public policy, government decision-making, and operations of lobbying networks required to affect change in communities.

- Strong negotiation, problem solving, liaison, and networking skills.

- Strong People Management and Leadership Skills

- Strong Livelihoods technical expertise

- Proven project management skills, including financial management and DME

- Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and Vietnamese

- Strong problem solving and decision making skills

- Strong skills in data analysis, research and report writing

- Integrity, honesty, and accountability to both the team and the community

- Understanding of and commitment to World Vision Core Values

Experience

- At least five years’ experience in the Livelihoods technical area

- At least three years of leadership experience (matrix management experience is highly preferred)

- Prior project management experience of NGO funded projects

- Experience networking with a range of donors, multi-lateral, and government bodies;

- Experience in proposal writing for government grants from donors such as USAID, DFAT, DFID, JICA and EU.

World Vision Vietnam is a Christian non-government organization. Applicants having working experience in a similar kind of organization will be an advantage.

Our contact details are: People and Culture DepartmentWorld Vision International - VietnamAddress: 9th floor, the Mercury building, 444 Hoang Hoa Tham, Hanoi, Tel: 024. 39439920 (ext.118)

We give equal opportunity to every candidate, regardless of religion, race and gender.

A competitive salary, benefits and career development opportunity will be offered and commensurate with the experience, qualifications and responsibilities.

Resilience and Livelihoods Technical Lead, WV Uganda

*This is a readvertisement. Previous applicants are still being considered.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Resilience and Livelihoods technical lead will provide overall strategic leadership in the Resilience & Livelihoods sector, guiding relevant programming in both development and refugee contexts across Uganda.

The job holder will be a thought leader, driving continuous improvement in Resilience & Livelihoods programming through their technical expertise, facilitation of learning and innovation. This leadership shall be seen both within World Vision and externally with other key stakeholders across Uganda, including representing World Vision as co-chair of the Refugee Livelihoods & Resilience Sector Working Group.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Resilience and Livelihoods Programming:

  • Ongoing enhancement of World Vision’s Resilience & Livelihoods programming at strategy, programme and project design levels for greater impact on child well-being.

This shall include:

  • Lead ongoing design processes related to all Resilience and Livelihood programmes and projects, including strategy alignment and review processes.

  • Monitor programme and project quality at outcome and impact levels, facilitate evidence-based organizational learning processes and promote innovation for continuous improvement in programming impact.

  • Support relevant reporting functions, particularly at outcome and impact level, notably including the bi-annual Child Well-being Report.

Support effective implementation of Resilience & Livelihoods programmes and projects through:

  • Technical guidance and support to programme and project implementation.

  • Technical capacity building of project staff, partner staff and other key stakeholders, as required.

Networking and Collaboration

Engagement with key stakeholders for influence, learning and resource development:

  • Actively represent WVU in key inter-agency fora.

  • Engage and build relationships with key partners and government counterparts.

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Grant Acquisition Business Plan through active engagement with relevant donors.

National Level Sector Advocacy:

  • Work in close collaboration with Advocacy Department to advocate for policy change with national-level government stakeholders.

  • Collaborate and guide advocacy campaigns, as appropriate.

  • Co-chair the Refugee Livelihoods & Resilience Sector Working Group in collaboration with FAO and UNDP and in accordance with the group’s terms of reference.

Team Management:

  • Provide effective management to resilience and livelohoods technical team.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Education: post-graduate degree in development studies, agriculture, economics or other relevant field is a requirement.

  • Technical skills: academic and/or direct programming experience and expertise in at least three of the following thematic areas is required: financial inclusion/micro-finance, climate smart agriculture, value chain development, small enterprise development, emergency livelihoods programming, cash-based programming.

  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years’ experience in technical leadership and/or field-based programme management roles in Resilience & Livelihoods sector.

  • Experience in Uganda or similar contexts and working in refugee contexts.

  • Experience with relevant technical models such as Village Savings & Loans, Local Value Chain Development and Ultra-Poor Graduation Model.

  • Experience in Monitoring & Evaluation.

  • Track record of success in grant fundraising, including donor relations and proposal writing.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong capacity in leadership, relationship management/networking, and coordination is essential.

  • Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.

  • Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview – Ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.

  • Demonstration of well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Proven conceptual & analytical skills, ability to take an evidence-based approach to programme design.

  • Proven facilitation skills.

  • Team player.

  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 30% of the time, plus occasional international travel.