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.

 

Senior Food Assistance Advisor

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Senior Food Assistance Advisor for Southern Africa takes a leadership role in expanding the food assistance portfolio by providing strategic guidance to the region in how to use food as a resource for responding to the needs facing the vulnerable communities that have resulted from a rise in malnutrition across the region. With growing conflicts across the globe, the need for food assistance continues to rise. This role provides a strong advisory role and guidance to NO's aimed at the targeting the use of food as a resource.

Additionally, this role is tasked with advising, guiding and providing direction around the implementation of Food Assistance that is both food and Cash. It calculates the risks and guides offices to ensure accountability to donors and communities. Thus the intent of the role is to assist offices in pre-positioning funding opportunities from various donors through the technical oversight of quality food assistance designs, implementation and close-out of projects promoting food assistance across the globe.

The Senior Food Assistance Adviser is also expected to provide technical, macro-level thought-leadership on Emergency Response, Talent Management, Sustainable Livelihood Programming and Capacity Building in all areas of food assistance programming including Local and Regional Purchase and procurement. The position also requires leveraging WV’s influence and excellence in programming to advocate for increased assistance to the needy. The position further focuses on substantive donor engagement in close collaboration with respective SOs and other regional sector staff (e.g. HEA, Food & Livelihoods Security, and Nutrition

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Technical Support:

  • Enhance and maintain excellent performance in the management of food assistance projects in compliance with Donor Standards by providing techinical oversight to the NOs through periodic monitoring visits, overseeing the establishment and implementation of compliance systems and procedures and ensuring that audit risks are identified and minimised in a timely manager.

Emergency Response:

  • Work with National Offices in the design and implementation of food assistance program during emergency response, focus on Southern Africa Region and in Cat 3 Global Emergencies when there is a need.

Technical Capacity Development:

  • Ensuring that Southern Africa Region have adequate food assistance staff capacity to design and implement quality food assistance program.

Strategic Positioning and Engagement:

  • Promoting the WV Way – more working with others integration of activities and plans.

  • Engagement with GC Sector Teams and TSO.

  • Supporting Advocacy, Research and Policy.

  • Lessons learnt, Best Practice and Adaptive Learning.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A post graduate degree ( MSC / MA) is required.

  • Formal training and specialist knowledge in Food Programming and related systems strongly preferred strong knowledge of major food assistance donors and regulations ( WFP, USAID. USDA, EC, ECHO etc) and Training in community mobilization, TOT / facilitators recommended.

  • 15 Years experience in humanitarian work, ten of which must be in food assistance management as a manager or equivalent.

  • Experience in setting up and operationalizing food programs in Category II and Category II emergency relief operations.

  • A proven ability in donor relations and networking and fundraising. Effectively develop relationships and relate to donors, NGOs, counterparts and government agencies.

  • Requires ability to write and well analyze and express ideas in a sensitive manner within the context of a humanitarian approach.

  • Excellent presentation skills.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English, French and Spanish.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

ICT Tutor - (Erbil, Duhok, Sulaymaniyah, Nineveh)

ICT Tutor

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Tutor will lead the ICT and English courses provided through digital skills training and professional support related to Tech for Food project to vulnerable Syrian refugees, Internally Displaced Iraqis and host communities in Ninawa, Sulaymaniyah, Duhok and Erbil Governorates of Iraq.

The ICT& English Tutor will work closely with Tech for Food project coordinator and team leader to ensure high quality courses and smooth implementation of the training sessions on a daily basis and a positive and productive learning environment.

The ICT& English Tutor will ensure to follow the agreed curriculum by providing 8 teaching hours every day during the working time in terms to achieve the goals by creating sustainable livelihood opportunities for vulnerable communities by transforming and making their skills “portable”, giving them access to the digital workplace and the future of work, as well as providing them with opportunities to generate income and improve household food security and ensuring compliance to Donor and World Vision requirements /guidelines and uphold commitment to beneficiary entitlement.

The holder of the position should have high tutorial skills and able communicate World Vision’s ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

About Tech4food: Tech for Food provides digital skills trainings taking people from having never touched a computer to employable in the international digital economy in 8-16 weeks and connect them to remote jobs through impact sourcing, online freelancing as well as local internships. The training is specifically geared towards the most in need who often have been out of school for many years, have low English skills and are daily struggling to survive.

The aim of the program:

Jobs and active income generation

Online jobs (transcend labor market barriers)

Local community jobs

Empower young people to achieve their goals (build resilience, confidence)

Professional development (English, soft skills, CV, interview practice)

Individualized coaching (encourage ownership over future, develop long-term goals)

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Implementation

  • Efficiently teaching ICT courses and provide capacity building for the student. There will be four types of courses provided in each center: beginner, advanced, micro work and freelance courses.

  • Have strong IT and English experience.

  • Efficiently teaching of freelancing/life skills (building client relation, interviews basic module, personal branding ect)

  • Assist project coordinator/Team Leader to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate approved activities as per programs design.

  • Ensure program compliance to Humanitarian Accountability standards.

  • Ensure that all resources earmarked to target populations are properly handled, stored, transported, distributed, tracked, fully accounted for and reported on according to World Vision standard procedures and Donor policy.

  • Prepare monthly management reports, and as well as monthly narrative reports for the district according to set standards and formats.

  • Facilitate the identification designing and implementing of appropriate training needs for district staff and target communities.

Management

  • Able to manage the class and the student

  • Following up the curriculum VS the time

  • Managing the Tutor’s assistant

Coordination and collaboration

  • Coordinate with Team leader and Project coordinator

  • Participate in regular coordination meetings in WV and outside agencies including the donor

Capacity development

  • Coordinate with Team leader and Project coordinator

  • Participate in regular coordination meetings in WV and outside agencies including the donor.

Other Roles

  • Represent the NO in food assistance/ Security, coordination forums as advised by NO management

  • Perform any other duties as required by the project Coordinator or his/her designee

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT, English language, freelancing, Business Admiration, or any other related qualification.

  • Previous experience in humanitarian work.

  • Experience in teaching IT.

  • Experience in education in general and how to deal with the students

  • Strong communication skills Verbal and written English/Arabic and Kurdish.

  • Strong management and tracking skills.

  • Report writing skills and computer knowledge.

  • Well-developed stakeholder networking skills.

  • Knowledge of food projects specially projects related to cash

  • Knowledge of educational projects specially IT and English.

  • Proven planning, team work and managerial skills

  • Demonstrate ability in the design and effective use of training materials

  • Stays open to internal and external feedback

  • Finds fulfilment in work through creativity, risk taking, initiative, and innovation, and encourages the same in colleagues.

  • Ability to supervise and mentor subordinates

  • Ability to work under minimum supervision

  • Good knowledge and experience of community mobilization.

  • Report writing skills and computer knowledge

Work Environment

Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.

  • Office environment: typical field based

  • Travel: Domestic travel is required.

  • On call: During normal working hours unless there is an emergency

Food & Cash Assistance Manager - WV DRC

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Provide leadership and management support to the Food and Cash Resources Team so as to ensure that all food Cash and GIK programs are implemented in line with the set standards and objectives. Emphasis will focus on quality food programming within the response set-up.

The position holder will be the focal point for both internal and external engagements related to food and Cash programming including GIK on behalf of WVDRC KER program.

The person will spearhead working with Community partners to implement some of the programs and ensure that the partners progressively have the requisite capacity to meet donor standards.

The incumbent will provide technical support to field-based teams, promote team spirit, a culture of information-sharing and excellence in internal/external coordination.

Champion sector growth, through active engagement with donors and support offices. Promote a culture of information-sharing and collaboration with cluster mechanisms and strategic partners.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Technical Leadership (Food Assistance/Non-Food Assistance):

  • Provide programming and systems support for development and relief food programs, including project design, proposal writing, and budgeting.

  • Provide leadership and technical guidance to Food/Cash Assistance and GIK teams to ensure innovative, accountable and compliant programming.

  • Responsible for ensuring WV meets its contractual agreements for projects in the portfolio, including FLAs, Project Agreements, and MOUs.

  • Identify best-practices and promote its dissemination to improve outcomes for Food Assistance and non-Food Assistance programming.

  • Coordinate the development of WVDRC KER GIK requirements, communicate these to support offices and donors and facilitate their deployment.

  • Identify capacity needs of WV staff members, implementing partners and communities, developing/implementing capacity building plans to support quality, accountable outcomes.

  • Ensure project quality meets the project's objectives and results are fully accomplished and meet expected technical quality standards for WFP and UNICEF and other Donors.

  • Spearhead risk planning and ensure control measures for DMT, WFP, UNICEF and other Donors are in place and in use.

Programming & Implementation Leadership (Food Assistance/Non Food Assistance):

  • Manage the day-to-day implementation of the Food Resource Programs according to the approved objectives and plan of actions.

  • Monitor budgeted and actual expenditure for all Grants within the unit with the Finance Manager and or relevant Grant Accountants on a monthly basis.

  • Ensure projects end on-time, on-target, within budget, adhering to donor/WV partnership compliance standards WFP, UNICEF and other Donors.

  • Ensure project management, accountability and tracking systems/standards in WVDRC Operation areas are in place within the program.

  • Champion integration of food assistance, non-food assistance, slow-onset and rapid-onset programming with other WVDRC projects through participation in cluster meetings.

  • Provide oversight over project financial issues, including budgeting, budget negotiation, budget tracking and engagement with WFP for liquidations.

  • In close collaboration with the GAM team, spearhead and/or support donor engagement with multi-laterals, WFP, FAO and UNICEF, fostering good working relationships to ensure quality, timely implementation, develop/sustain donor confidence and promote portfolio growth.

  • Responsible for overall management and coordination of non-food commodity related projects, including GIK.

  • Ensure acceptable audit performance for the food and NFI programs.

Human Resource Management and Capacity Building of WV Staff/Partners:

  • Lead in Capacity building of the food team to meet established standards through on-the-job training, workshops, mentoring and any other appropriate methods.

  • Ensure effective people management systems are in place, monitored, and in-use.

  • Ensure there is a clear staff retention and succession plan in place for all staff.

  • Effectively line manage and coach line reports, ensuring a shared vision, team work, effective communication and active engagement in decision-making and management approaches.

  • Ensure that professional development of Food Assistance team members by identifying training opportunities, and contributing to their appraisals process, training and mentoring.

  • Continuously train staff on Humanitarian Standards, Accountability , PSEA and Anti-Fraud.

  • Strengthen existing performance management mechanisms, ensuring good participation and quality results to promote staff engagement and a culture of excellence.

  • Ensure staff grievances and disciplinary action are addressed in a timely manner in alignment with WV policy.

  • Identify capacity needs of WV staff members, implementing partners and communities, developing/implementing capacity building plans to support quality, accountable outcomes.

  • Orient new staff members and provide skills training that will include international response standards, project management and other relevant matters.

Risk, Staff Safety and Security Management:

  • Working with the Operations Manager & Security Manager, ensure staff safety by participating in implementation of security protocols, orient staff to the management of potential risks related to operation especially in insecure operational areas.

  • Report incidents timely.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning:

  • In collaboration with the MEAL Team, ensure that the Food programs have M&E systems and are monitored and evaluated and that operational research contributes to program innovation.

  • Ensure continuous project monitoring and periodic reviews/assessments to ensure quality, compliant and accountable programming: WFP and UNICEF.

  • Establish and maintain a mechanism for exchange of information and lessons learned.

  • Ensure that Complaints and Response Mechanisms are in place and are working.

  • Ensure that recommendations of monitoring and all studies (or surveys) are followed up and implemented.

  • Ensure project reports from operation units are compiled and shared with the donors on timely manner.

  • Ensure reports are of the good quality and meet donor requirements.

  • In collaboration with the communication unit ensure stories are developed to profile resilience programs.

  • Ensure evaluation results are shared with relevant partners and effectively used for project redesign.

Reporting and Compliance:

  • Ensure that the Commodity Reports are accurate and reliable with the relevant supporting documentation available and submitted timely to Management, DMT, WFP and other Stakeholders as requited.

  • Develop and enforce standards for the use of the LMMS & CTS database within the food, cash and GIK funded projects.

  • Ensure the program MWRAP or Risk Register is regularly updated and Audit ready.

External and Internal; Engagement and Networking:

  • Lead engagement with WFP, UNICEF, DMT and Support Offices.

  • Represent WVDRC at Food Security Cluster and Cash Working Group at Provincial level.

  • Liaise and meet with donors and other food programming stakeholders for purposes of networking, information sharing and to nurture partnerships.

  • Champion sector growth, networking with donors, Support Offices and other potential partners to increase scope and dollar value of food assistance, cash assistance, and GIK programming.

  • Liaise with relevant ministries, UN Agencies such as FAO, WFP and other stakeholders to ensure that programs are in line with cluster strategies and objectives Support field level managers to engage with state level donor representatives and relevant government entities.

  • Strengthen existing WV information-sharing mechanism to promote excellence in coordination with other actors.

  • Participate in key humanitarian meetings, including networking with other humanitarian partners, donor and UN agencies.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Minimum a Bachelor’s degree and significant experience in Food, Cash and Resilience programming. A Master’s degree in Humanitarian Assistance or related field from a recognized University will be an advantage.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience designing, planning, implementing, supervising and reporting on Food Assistance Programming and at least 3 years’ experience in Food and GIK management.

  • Preferred: International experience, managing staff from multiple backgrounds and contexts.

  • Excellent proposal development skills and familiar with UN,USAID, OFDA grant regulations.

  • Must have proven networking and donor engagement skills.

  • They must have both an extensive conceptual understanding of and demonstrated practical command for implementing program design, management and evaluation principles.

  • The holder of this position must be a results orientated leader who can manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands.

  • They must also have solid public relations skills and be a strong team player.

  • He/She must be analytical, innovative and self-managed leader.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong design, monitoring and evaluation skills preferred.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Technicien Agricole

TECHNICIEN AGRICOLE – LA GONAVE

PURPOSE OF POSITION

Accompagner les bénéficiaires dans la mise en application des technologies appropriées afin de promouvoir la sécurité alimentaire dans les communautés desservies par le projet. S’assurer que les activités sont implémentées selon les objectifs du projet.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Major Activities

End Results Expected

Supporter la relance et la formation des membres des comités d'écoles pour contribuer à la durabilité et à la propriété des écoles a La Gonâve.

# comités d'école formés, d’élèves, professeures et directeurs sur des thèmes liées à la protection de l’environnement.

Soutenir les agriculteurs ciblés pour qu'ils aient accès à des outils adéquats et à des semences de qualité de variétés améliorées

# bénéficiaires ayant reçu des kits de semences et d’outils agricoles

# de leaders planteurs formés sur les techniques de production et stockage des semences

Amélioration de la qualité des sols et lutte contre l'érosion

# mètres linéaires de structures de conservation de sols établies par chaque agriculteur.

# d’infrastructures de conservation des sols et des eaux mises en place dans les parcelles des agriculteurs.

Contribuer à la surveillance et à la documentation du projet

Elaborer et mettre en place des Outils afin de contrôler les progrès de la mise en œuvre du projet sur une base périodique et selon les spécifications du plan et des normes d'implémentation

Rapporter régulièrement au ” Coordonnateur de projet ‘’ l’avancement et le progrès des activités

  • Le Coordonnateur est tenu informé des activités de terrain

  • Des données sont collectées pour permettre de mesurer l’impact du projet sur les localités déclenchées et de constater les progrès en termes de changement de comportement

Supporter les élèves, les professeurs et les directeurs des écoles dans les mise en place des jardins scolaire.

# d’élèves, professeurs et directeurs formes sur les techniques de production des cultures maraichères ;

# de jardins scolaires mise en place dans les communautés

Améliorer les connaissances et les compétences en matière de pratiques agricoles et de régime de consommation,

# parcelles de démonstration opérationnels établis ;

# session de sensibilisation réalises sur les techniques de conservation des sols et les bonnes pratiques nutritionnelles

# formation de formation diriger au profit des mères en utilisant le module MSPP qui encourage une alimentation appropriée du nourrisson et du jeune enfant.

Développer et maintenir de bonnes Relations avec les leaders communautaires (ASEC, CASEC, Pasteur, Prête, Hougan, personnes influent, etc.

# une bonne relation est construite et maintenu avec les communautés cibles.

Collaborer avec les différentes équipes de terrain travaillant pour la World Vision afin d’harmoniser les approches et les outils d’intervention.

Toute duplication d’activités et conflit avec d’autres collègues de la WV est évité.

S’assurer que les questions transversales (genre, protection, VIH, environnement, etc..) sont bien prises en compte tout au long du cycle de projet.

  • Toute discrimination en matière de genre et de personne vivant avec le VIH est évitée

  • Le droit des enfants est respecté, conformément à la politique de WV en matière de protection d’enfant

  • la Politique et le Code de conduite de World Vision sont appliqués et promus en tout temps.

CONNAISSANCES, COMPÉTENCES, APTITUDES ET EXPERIENCES

  1. Etre détenteur de son diplôme de Technicien Agricole,

  2. Avoir des connaissances en gestion de l’environnements ;

  3. Avoir des pré-requis dans la mise en place des Jardins scolaires, vulgarisation agricole, animation de groupe ;

  4. Capacité de compréhension et d’élocution en français

  5. Connaissance théorique et pratique de préparation et stockage des semences

  6. Connaissance pratique en production agricole en milieu scolaire et l’hygiène scolaire

  7. Avoir au moins 3 ans d’expérience en vulgarisation agricole, conservation des sols et mobilisation communautaire

  8. Expérience l’accomplissement des activités communautaires

  9. Expérience dans l’accompagnement des familles

CONDITIONS DE TRAVAIL

Contrat à durée indéterminée mais tiendra de la durée du projet.

Le poste est 100% terrain dans les zones d’intervention du projet sur l’Ile.

Le titulaire doit savoir piloter une motocyclette et avoir un permis de conduire valide pour ce type.

CONTENU DU DOSSIER D’APPLICATION

Lettre de motivation

Curriculum Vitae à jour

Copie diplôme, certificat et tout autre document pertinent pouvant supporter la candidature

Moniteur Agricole

MONITEUR AGRICOLE - LA GONAVE

BUT DE LA POSITION

Identifier et développer les capacités des leaders communautaires, des leaders planteurs, des dirigeants des écoles et d'autres partenaires de la collectivité, les incitant à s'impliquer dans la mobilisation pour le changement dans leurs communautés en ligne avec les approches techniques de la WVH. Promouvoir la gestion des ressources naturelles et la sécurité alimentaire dans les communautés. Il ou elle jouera un rôle d’accompagnateur et de formateur dans les écoles concernées et travaillera en conjointement avec les agents de terrain.

RESPONSABILITÉS PRINCIPALES

Activités principales

Résultats espérés

Développer la connaissance et les compétences des élèves, des professeurs des écoles et des directeurs dans la gestion des ressources naturelles et la protection de l’environnement.

  • Mettre en place des comités de gestion dans les écoles

  • Assurer la continuité des bonnes pratiques de gestion des ressources naturelles dans les communautés ;

  • Assurer la préparation des programmations des séances de formation

  • Réaliser les séances de formation sur la protection de l’environnement ;

  • Sensibiliser les élèves sur l’ importance de la protection de l’ environnement.

Faire la promotion des bonnes pratiques nutritionnelle et augmenter les connaissances et des compétences en matière de pratiques agricoles et de régime de consommation,

  • Réaliser des séances d’éducation environnementale pour les leaders planteurs et les écoles

  • Soutenir trois écoles dans la production de légumes divers

  • Établir des champs de démonstration pour les communautés et les écoles ciblées

  • Organiser des formations en nutrition pour les mères ciblées

Contribuer à la surveillance et à la documentation du projet

  • Identifier tous problèmes liés à l’assainissement et les reporter au supérieur de façon périodique et au moment opportun

  • Fournir des recommandations au supérieur sur la gestion des matériels d’hygiène

Collaborer avec les différentes équipes de terrain travaillant pour la World Vision afin d’harmoniser les approches et les outils d’intervention.

  • Eviter toute duplication d’activités et conflit avec d’autres collègues de la WV.

S’assurer que les questions transversales (genre, protection, VIH, environnement, etc..) sont bien prises en compte tout au long du cycle de projet.

  • Eviter toute discrimination en matière de genre et de personne vivant avec le VIH

  • S’assurer que le droit des enfants soit respecté, conformément à la politique de WV en matière de protection d’enfant

  • Appliquer en tout temps et promouvoir la Politique et le Code de conduite de World Vision

CONNAISSANCES, COMPÉTENCES, APTITUDES ET EXPERIENCES

Education :

Avoir son certificat de BACC II

Certificat en Technique agricole, Animation Communautaire, Agriculture et environnement ou autres discipline connexe

Connaissances et Compétences:

Aptitude à communiquer avec une foule (Enfants)

Compréhension de l’anglais (oral et écrit) un plus

Maitrise du français et du créole haïtien (Oral et écrit)

Bonne connaissance du secteur sécurité alimentaire

Aptitude avérée à travailler dans des environnements à haute pression et physiquement exigeantes.

Solides compétences en communication.

Avoir la capacité de travailler sous pression et d’exécuter des tâches multiples.

Connaissances des normes SPHERE

Bonne capacité de l’analyse et synthèse

Expériences:

Avoir au moins deux (2) ans d’expérience dans la promotion de la protection de l’environnement d’Hygiène et d’assainissement au niveau scolaire

Avoir de l'expérience dans le domaine de la nutrition et la vulgarisation agricole

Avoir de l’expérience dans le domaine de l’animation en milieu rural et préparation des modules de formation.

L'expérience des ONG préférable

CONDITIONS DE TRAVAIL

Contrat à durée indéterminée mais tiendra de la durée du projet.

Le poste est 100% terrain dans les zones d’intervention du projet sur l’Ile.

CONTENU DU DOSSIER D’APPLICATION

Lettre de motivation

Curriculum Vitae à jour

Copie diplôme, certificat et tout autre document pertinent pouvant supporter la candidature

Project Manager Emergency Food Security Project (EFSP)

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Project Manager Emergency Food Security Project (EFSP) will have overall responsibility for coordination of all project activities and staff. S/he will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the program in all operational areas of EFSP.

S/he will serve as the principal institutional liaison to the donor and local government entities, prepare work plans and budget, establish procurement process, internal and external reporting according to donor guidelines.

Must have extensive experience in working with USAID/FFP Grants and/or US Govt. Emergency Food Security Project/(s) in a Refugee Context. Work experience with OFDA / UN Donors would be an advantage.

The Project Manager shall have a keen understanding of the unique political dynamics in the implementation area 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 (such as government sector departments& consultants), and engage with stakeholders and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the

grant. The Project Manager is expected to have strong leadership qualities and depth and breadth of technical skills such as project cycle management, budget tracking and coordination and management expertise.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

  • Implements activities as described in the EFSP project proposal based on WVB country policy.

  • Take lead in project planning, budgeting, and implementation and monitoring of progress in line with donor requirements.

  • Responsible for financial cash flow planning and expenditure monitoring, approval of expenditures and related cost allocations, on the basis of approved project budgets.

  • Human Resource Management (at individual- and team level) for all staff and volunteers under the EFSP Project.

  • Supervision and periodical evaluation of the performance of the staff members of the EFSP Team.

  • Maintaining effective coordination and working relations with WV Internally and other relevant stakeholders at field level.

Stakeholders engagement and advocacy

  • Take overall lead in the coordination of field level activities.

  • Facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during planning and development meetings, workshops and other fora.

  • Organize quarterly review meetings for partners and communities at the project sites to reflect on programs/projects approach, tools, impact of interventions, best practices, exit and sustainability strategies as well as create spaces

  • and opportunities for action-learning and debate.

  • Ensure Integration of EFSP project with other WV projects and governments.

Supervise a team of senior level international and national staff with skills across a diverse set of technical areas.

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

Lead grant staff and short-term consultants.

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.

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

Documentation, Reporting and knowledge management

  • Prepare high quality reports, both narrative and quantitative information and reporting on relevant indicators and outcomes. Ensure that all reports are delivered according to high quality standards and are always submitted on time as

  • per WVU standards.

  • Reporting - monthly and quarterly financial reporting, including realization of activities versus budget utilization; (Providing input to) narrative and financial programme reporting.

  • Annual review of progress towards project objectives.

  • Take lead in documentation and sharing of Impact/success stories and best practices to promote learning.

  • Ensure that the project adheres to USAID Open Data and DDL policy.

  • Ensure that reporting to USAID 508 compliance.

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.

Manage proactive and responsive relationship with grant donor in close collaboration with World Vision Response Office.

Establish good working relationship with WVUS CORE team.

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

Liaise with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate.

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

Child Protection and Wellbeing

  • Monitor the wellbeing and child abuse cases and report any incidents in line with child protection policy and guidelines.

  • Work with local leaders to protect children from child violations and abuses.

  • Sensitize children including most vulnerable, guardians/parents and other stakeholders about children’s rights and responsibilities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A Master's degree in related field or equivalent qualifications in grant management and a technical field in developing countries.

  • 7+ years of extensive international development experience managing large grant-funded projects with 3 years experience in emergency and fragile context.

  • Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program requirements, preferably [USAID] and/or other funding agencies (Global Fund and other multilateral agencies); their policies and regulations.

  • Keen understanding of the unique political dynamics of the country and ability to work carefully and collaboratively to maintain productive relationships with the various government entities in Bangladesh (such as Cox’s Bazar context preferred).

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

  • Familiarity with [US Govt./USAID] 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. Host Community and Refugee context.

  • Experience as a Project Manager/CoP or senior expert specialist / 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:

  • Computer skills.

  • Working knowledge of programs/projects cycle management.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all staff and other key partners.

  • Good planning and organizational skills.

  • Financial and program management skills.

  • Human Resource skills.

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Field Office based.

  • Travel: 20 % Domestic/international travel may be required.

  • On call: 10%

  • Willingness to travel and work extensively - sometimes at short notice, in difficult places and under long hours - according to a results-based approach.

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

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.