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Intergrated Programs Director


Integrated Programs Director

World Vision Rwanda is a child focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs in 29 Districts of Rwanda.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position of Integrated Programs Director.The positions will be based atHead Office-Kigali reporting to the National Director.

Purpose of the position:

To provide overall leadership to the operations team, fostering an enabling environment to support World Visions strategic priorities and imperatives in Rwanda. To develop and operationalize systems that promote integration and ensure timely, effective implementation of the programs portfolio of projects and technical programs in pursuit of Child Well-Being. To oversee the implementation of systems, infrastructure, and capacity building to address core security requirements and staff care. To spearhead external engagement in order to position the organization to sustain and grow and to influence and promote coordination with key stakeholders. This position is part of the Senior Leadership Team of the National office and significantly contributes to the strategic directions, organizational development, public engagement, quality and impact of the ministry. Works in close collaboration with other department heads to achieve strategic and operational priorities and standards

The major responsibilities include:

% Time

Major Activities


Ensure Operational Effectiveness

  • Provide strategic and operational oversight of the Technical Programs and Grants and ensuring mechanisms and tools are in place for effective/accountable implementation of projects (end on time, on target, and within budget)

  • Ensure programmes in Rwanda have the necessary resources and competencies to live out WVs Christian faith with boldness and humility through programme choices and through clear, appropriate communication with external stakeholders

  • Develop a culture of excellence with regards to the planning and implementation of projects, including periodic and targeted reviews of challenging projects to ensure completion and optimum expenditure rates

  • Spearhead coordination between departments to promote information sharing, joint planning, and problem solving, especially amongst DM, M&E, and Technical Advisors within fragile contexts to support operational effectiveness

  • Must possess thorough understanding of and appreciation for M&E/QA, DM, and Programme Development

  • Develop and communicate WV Rwanda National Office systems, guidelines, and strategic initiatives

  • Ensure effective support mechanisms are in place to facilitate the strategic initiatives of the organization: food security and livelihoods, health and nutrition, WASH, child protection and participation, education, emergency assistance and Area Rehabilitative Programming

  • Ensure effective support mechanisms are in place to enable WV Rwanda programmes to identify, include, and benefit the most vulnerable children (MVCs), and report their impact on MVCs

  • Foster a culture of trust and mutual respect with the aim of empowering staff to take on more responsibility

  • Provide strong and positive leadership to the integrated operations department ensuring competent and motivated staff are hired and retained.

  • Support professional and personal development of staff through on-the-job coaching, identification of learning and training needs and opportunities

  • Advise, approve, and monitor operations budgets, funding, expenditures and execution.

  • Develop and implement strategies for intentional and mutual learning among operations staff between programs and between other regions (a wider geographical area).

  • Ensure Sponsorship standards are adhered to

  • Act as a role model in advocating/promoting the organization and stakeholder transformation according to organizations vision and core values.

  • Guide organisational change and improvement at a strategic and operational level.

  • Build capacity of Operations Senior Leadership to execute their duties.

  • Continuously share emerging information from GC and Support Offices for continued alignment

Portfolio Management.

  • Provide leadership in formulating strategies and plans for risk reduction programming, emergency preparedness and response activities

  • Assess and report on risks that the program portfolio may experience, and ensure proper risk mitigation and management system is in place, including security and emergency preparedness protocols.


Foster Operational and Programmatic Planning and Implementation

  • Spearhead portfolio growth, developing strategic relationships, operationalizing growth opportunities, and developing proposals

  • Develop mechanisms to ensure integrated programming and proposal development

  • Champion integration, ensuring strategic priorities support WV Rwanda National Office strategy

  • Develop and implement effective systems for strategic and adaptive management, ensuring operational plans are in place and programmes are able to make necessary adjustments to plans and budgets during implementation, in the interest of continuous improvement

  • Ensure programme plans include clear strategies to strengthen the sustainability of outcomes and ensure progress towards sustainability is measured and reported in all programmes

  • Champion key humanitarian standards and sector standards in the National Office and at the field level

  • With Strategy and Quality Assurance team provide leadership in strategy formulation, and align National Office Strategy to local context and local development realities.

  • Cultivate an atmosphere of trust for the creation and delivery of high quality, effective, and accountable programming

  • Develop a business plan for Operations in alignment with strategy and plans of other departments.

  • Provide leadership and support, in close partnership with Ministry Quality team, for new programme development, improvement in programme quality and programme transition in line with business plan.

  • Ensure the proper integration of Advocacy, HEA, sectoral programs and cross cutting themes (e,g, child protection) in programming across all funding types.

  • In partnership with the finance unit, ensure planning and budgeting process is aligned and operating smoothly

  • Ensure project assessments are done in preparation for negotiation for growth with support offices.

  • Oversee and ensure development of quality designs/plans of all development in WV Rwanda (Including HEA and Grants) and ensure implementation to achieve Child Well Being outcomes and in line with the National Office strategy and partnership standards

  • Monitor programmes / projects performance towards targets, outcomes and deliverables and initial actions as appropriate to speed, stop and continue with chosen paths (investment and dis-investment decisions).

  • Develop and support programme or projects implementation capabilities (staff, systems and processes that will lead to better delivery).

  • Provides on going monitoring and environmental intelligence to identify threats and appropriate disaster response mechanisms.


Foster Internal and External Engagement

  • Champion WV Rwanda engagement in government and with donors, promoting WV leadership when possible

  • Promote information-sharing mechanism and internal stakeholder engagement to encourage cross-functional coordination amongst all functions and field operations and actively address issues that affect project success

  • Proactively ensure there is a system in place to coordinate amongst Support Services, Strategy and Quality Assurance, P&C, and the Programme Design Unit to address field-based team needs and to sustain growth in various field locations

  • Develop strategic networks enabling World Vision to leverage a collective voice in favor of children and families, communities, and partners

  • Ensure representation of WVs strategic pillars with government and partners

  • Maintain effective communications and pro-active relationships with Support Office partners, including visits by donors.

  • In coordination with ND and Support Offices, develop and maintain pro-active relationships with bilateral and multilateral representatives in country.

  • In coordination with the Senior Leadership Team work closely with regional office directors in relation to implementation of Partnership initiatives, capacity building of national office staff and knowledge sharing within the region.

  • In the spirit of twin citizenship, contribute to knowledge sharing and collaborative learning through internal avenues such as the Operations Leader CoP.

  • Collaborate with other Departments (P&C, Communications, Finance, and Ministry Quality, Supply Chain etc) to ensure timely delivery of programmatic inputs (human, financial, policy & strategy, machinery and material supplies) to programmes and actively participate in all relevant processes.

  • Chairs and coordinate integrated programming meeting including Quality Assurances Lead, P&C Lead and Finance Lead to ensure all parties that supports programmes work together in harmony

  • Foster a spirit of engagement with other agencies to promote better coordination, joint action, and partnership


Ensure Systems are in Place to Promote Audit & Risk Compliance and Good Stewardship

  • Ensure all organizational policies, procedures, and compliance regulations are in place, understood, and followed

  • Ensure awareness of donor and Support Office requirements, including the timely preparation and submission of quality narrative and financial reports

  • Work closely with the Finance Director and support programme teams to develop, manage, and monitor project budgets, ensuring value for money and that project expenditure is within agreed budgets

  • Champion the implementation of audit recommendations

  • Spearhead risk planning and ensure control measures are in place and in use

  • Lead the identification and resolution of challenges which impact audit compliance and/or contribute to risk

  • Cultivate an atmosphere of good stewardship, accountable ministry, and diligent compliance with internal and donor-imposed processes


People Management and Capacity Building

  • Must promote high team morale, especially within highly stressful fragile contexts and environments

  • Ensure quality staff are attracted, retained, and developed to effectively work within a fragile context

  • Ensure there are clear and deliberate retention plans specific to individual staff members and succession plans in place

  • Effectively line manage and coach the Operations Managers, ensuring a shared vision, teamwork, effective communication, and active engagement in decision making and management approaches, as well as ensuring staff care measures are in place and followed

  • Promote people management systems

  • Champion performance management mechanisms, ensuring full participation and quality results to promote staff engagement and a culture of excellence

  • Cultivate an atmosphere of staff empowerment and motivation leading to active participation in programme initiatives, lead by example, and actively engage with all staff


Ensure Safe and Secure Working Environment

  • Ensure security and risk mitigation measures are in place and in use

  • Ensure adherence to Core Security Requirements

  • Ensure that staff have the necessary tools to complete the tasks as assigned to them, including, but not limited to, communications tools such as telephones, radios, and internet access

  • Ensure that staff housing is safe and fulfils required guidelines, transport is safe and reliable, and that safeguarding / community accountability mechanisms are in place and in use

  • Lead the timely implementation of security recommendations

  • Promote a culture of security awareness and risk reduction amongst staff



  • Carry out additional responsibilities as assigned by the Programme Director

  • Ensure the spiritual well-being of Christian staff members

  • Foster a framework for the development and practice of interfaith initiatives amongst staff

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical skills and Experience

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

Required Professional Experience

  • Advanced degree in Developmental Studies, Public Policy, International Relations, Business Management, or any relevant Social Sciences and/or 8+ years of experience in emergency response, development programming, and/or fragile contexts

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive management experience in complex/protracted emergencies, recovery operations, and fragile contexts as applicable

  • Proven ability to manage a large and diverse programme portfolio with multiple donors

  • Familiarity with EU, USAID/OFDA, DFID, CIDA, AusAID grant compliance and procedures

  • Capacity to provide solid leadership within fragile and complex contexts

  • Ability to be agile and possesses strong decision-making skills

  • Possesses strong problem-solving skills and is a proactive problem solver who is able to unravel and solve multiple complex challenges in an agile and efficient manner

  • Must possess knowledge of humanitarian industry, including Sphere standards, HAP, NGO Code of Conduct, and Humanitarian Charter

  • Must possess experience in staff security, safety management, and staff care within a complex, insecure, and fragile environment

  • Must have experience in Programme design, monitoring, and evaluation in complex contexts

  • Proven financial, logistical, and procurement management skills

  • Strong ability to work with various partners, local authorities, local organizations, and NGOs to develop and maintain positive external relationships

  • High emotional intelligence and rooted in Christian values

Required Education,

training, license,

registration, and


  • Very strong organizational, management and negotiation skills

  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills

  • Must possess sound people management skills and effective cross-cultural / pluralistic context capabilities

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with computer proficiency

  • Must adhere to pre-determined security standards

  • Ensures gender perspective in the scope of work


The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

N.B: Women are highly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

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

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

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

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

The closing date for submission of applications is 23 January 2022;no late applications will be accepted.

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

Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Senior Director, Resource Mobilization & Collaboration

*Location: Washington, D.C. or Federal Way, WA preferred – remote options possible.

*You must be legally eligible to work in the USA.

*Please apply on the World Vision US careers site.(applications submitted through this site will not be accepted).

The Job:

World Vision US (WVUS) is looking for a Senior Director, Resource Mobilization & Collaboration to assist the Vice-President of International Program Group (IPG) Resource Development (RD) in the development and implementation of a strategy to advance World Vision’s positioning for acquiring resources from public and private sources. Provide direction and support to the ongoing development and refining of the internal procedures, policies, and operational processes to support the acquisition of a large, diverse portfolio of public and private grants. Direct and supervise a team of senior regional advisors, technical experts, and business development officers. Help carry out our Christian organization’s mission, vision, and strategies. Personify the ministry of World Vision by witnessing to Christ and ministering to others through life, deed, word, and sign.

Your Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Keep Christ central in individual and corporate life. Actively participate in and contribute to the spiritual disciplines of the organization (Christian conduct, devotions, chapel, prayer, worship); incorporate World Vision (WV) Core Values into decisions within scope of role.

  • Develop and implement a strategy to advance organizational positioning for public and private grant acquisition. Advance organizational competitiveness, relevance to global context challenges, and take proactive action to keep WV up to date to global development industry and donor trends, in partnership with other relevant WVUS stakeholders.

  • Coordinate and facilitate the achievement of targeted resource acquisition goals from the US Government, multilateral organizations, and US foundations/corporations. Lead in the positioning and coordination of the acquisition of multi-sectoral proposals and projects, providing oversight to the work of team members supporting the WVUS and World Vision International (WVI) GAM network in all aspects of the grants acquisition, development, and management cycle with the goal of increasing public and private grants submissions.

  • Support programmatic deliverables and compliance to donor regulations for all ongoing grants.

  • In partnership with WVI, build grant acquisition and implementation capacity throughout the Partnership management systems.

  • Network with public and private donors in the designated RD portfolio to establish collaborative relationships, learn of opportunities, and enhance World Vision U.S.' ability to gain funding.

  • Work in partnership and collaboration with the different WVUS relevant teams to inform different approaches to advances positioning.

  • Lead the team to define value propositions of WV as per contexts challenges and organizational capabilities.

  • Build global partnerships in favor of WV’s organizational positioning in joint effort with relevant WVUS teams.

  • Bring Sponsorship programming as a key organizational competitiveness to acquire more funding for the ministry.

  • Lead WVUS engagement and support of WVI GAM strategy and initiatives.

  • Support and inform the overall GAM goals of the Global Center GAM Director and the GAM strategy.

  • In partnership with WVI GAM, promote and nurture an organizational culture of a mission-focused resource acquisition, innovation, and work in partnership to help WV be more competitive across funding streams.

  • Work with the VP, various sector teams, the WVI Global GAM director, and regional GAM Coordinators to facilitate the acquisition of public and private grants and mega-donor funding.

  • Respond on behalf of IPG to various high-level grants initiatives as requested by WVI and/or WVUS/IPG senior leadership.

  • Work collaboratively within WV-US and across the WV Partnership to promote, facilitate and attain program strategic objectives and goals.

  • Lead cultivation and engagement of new donors or funding mechanisms and develop appropriate policies, procedures, and process for acquisition and management.

  • Develop, roll out and manage a private sector engagement strategy, including possible support/leverage of WVUS private capital campaigns, and support sector adoption.

  • Promote learning across IPG teams on donor trends, donor opportunities, and challenges.

  • Help promote innovation and organizational change.

  • Develop, maintain, and update grant acquisition processes and accompanying training materials and ensure successful support to WVUS and WVI organizational partners for acquisition and management: Partners with other entities of International Programs Group (IPG), WVUS and the WV Partnership to help design and implement revised policies, procedures, and systems.

  • Contribute to technical brand development that brands WV field programming as high-quality/high-impact and innovative through ongoing monitoring and the execution of timely reports, evaluations, and operations research, etc.

  • Review reports and findings to determine and replicate best practices and apply lessons learned.

  • Hire, fire, train, counsel, evaluate, and recommend salary increases and promotions for those under direct supervision.

  • Provide strategic leadership to the team to advance WV’s positioning goals, foster cross-learning, cross-collaboration, and partnerships.

  • Direct the development of regional annual GAM operations plans, SMART goals, and internal operations/VP unit budget to ensure appropriate, organizationally effective, and timely accomplishment of mission.

  • Conduct workload reviews and recommend to VP and senior leadership team creative solutions to challenges.

  • Work collaboratively with team members when assigned to work as a member of a team.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Maintain awareness of corporate goals, objectives, organizational announcements,

You Bring These Skills:

  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written). A thorough understanding of the international development industry. Strong organization skills. A passion for developing others.

Education and Experience:

  • Advanced degree preferred and / or equivalent work experience in business administration, operations, or related field; 10 years. Work experience must include a minimum of 8 years of international relief and development work including experience in a developing country.

Where This Job Could Take Your Career:

  • You’ll be part of World Vision USA as well as part of the larger World Vision International Partnership. Globally, we have over 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries (~1,000 staff with World Vision US).

About World Vision:

We're a global Christian humanitarian organization. We partner with children, families, and their communities to empower them as they reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. For over 70 years, World Vision has followed Jesus' example to show unconditional love to the poor and oppressed. We serve every child regardless of faith.

Working Environment / Conditions:

Standard office environment. Domestic and international travel required; up to 35% of the time.

People & Culture (HR) Director



POSITION: People & Culture (HR) Director: Grade Level 18

Localisation: Dakar

Number: 01

Type of Contract: Fixed-term full time contract (1 year), Open - ended full time contract after 2 years if you got a good performance

Purpose of the position :

To provide strategic leadership to WV Senegal in the area of people management & organisational development in order to optimize organisational performance, fulfill World Vision’s mission, vision, and core values, and to contribute to the measurable improvement of the well-being of vulnerable children and communities in Senegal.

The P&C Director is primarily responsible for developing and promoting P&C strategy, leadership development and sustainability, staff and organisational well-being, performance and accountability culture, diverse and talented workforce with the right set of mindsets and behaviours, internal and external networking for greater impact and a professional and sustainable P&C function in the organization.

Communicate World Vision's Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

The P&C Director is responsible for the direction, coordination, management and evaluation of the human resources functions and activities for the human resources department, in support of the mission, goals and objectives of World Vision Senegal. Additionally, in conjunction with the Senior Leadership Team, the P&C Director serves in a leadership role to provide strategic and technical human resources services and guidance to all parts of World Vision Senegal.

Major Responsibilities:

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected


Ensuring Strategy development and execution

  • Provide strategic guidance and input to the senior leadership team in the alignment and execution of the National Office Strategy and business plans with Our Promise.

  • Develop and implement the People and Culture (P&C) strategy and business plan in support of and in alignment with country, regional and global strategic priorities.

  • Spearhead the monitoring and reporting of people & culture metrics related to talent acquisition, development, retention, partnering for performance, employee engagement and organisational leadership.

  • Advise and support the National Director and the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) in engagement on critical issues relating to attraction, development, deployment, retention and separation of staff.

  • Serve and contribute as a member of the Crisis Management Team to ensure safety and security of staff. Serve as a member of the National Disaster Management Team, as applicable.

P&C guidance on WV Senegal Strategy alignment, business plan development and execution.

P&C strategy and annual business plan in alignment with global, regional and national strategic priorities.

P&C metrics monitored and reported for efficiency on talent acquisition, development, retention, performance management, employee engagement and organisational leadership.

Active and well-functioning Crisis management and National Disaster management teams with an active participation and contribution from P&C.


Promoting Leadership quality and sustainability

  • Build the capacity, depth and breadth of National Office and Projects leadership to meet the evolving leadership needs, to realise Our Promise and to enable transformational mindsets and behaviours.

  • Identify and nurture globally, regionally and in-country mobile talent to support leadership and career development, succession planning and retention of high potential managers and leaders in fragile and conflict areas and to prepare a pipeline for future leadership for grants.

  • Design and spread head the capacity development of staff to prepare staff to work the required mindset and behaviors in most vulnerable areas

  • Design and execute an orientation and on-boarding strategy that will enable staff to understand Our Promise and its implications on World Vision’s work in different contexts, including fragile and prepare with the right mindset and behaviors to address the needs of grants management

Leadership needs addressed.

Mindset and behaviours transformed to realise Our Promise.

Succession planning and Talent management in place.

Potential successors for core and critical positions and HIPOs for future leadership identified and systematically nurtured.

Staff capacity fully developed with a changed mind-set and behaviours to meet organisational needs.

Orientation strategy in place that helps new staff to understand and align with Our Promise, fragile contexts program and grants management.


Ensuring Staff engagement and well-being

  • Maximise staff well-being to enable staff to embrace the opportunities and challenges in meeting Our Promise. Contextualise, promote and support systems, services and programs for staff well-being.

  • Execute the Our Voice survey and leverage the results to enhance Staff and Organisational Well-being. Together with the senior leadership team, plan and drive measurable improvements in Organisational Leadership, Culture, Agility and Effectiveness.

  • Strengthen the quality of Staff Care and Peer Support interventions especially in fragile, response and conflict areas.

  • Identify the organisational culture gaps and plan culture change interventions to promote leadership and staff mindset & behaviour changes to deliver our promise to the most vulnerable children.

  • Design and execute compensation and benefits strategy, systems and processes in alignment to Our Promise that enable the organisation to attract and retain required staff for fragile contexts;

  • Contextualize international assignment benefits package to suit WV-Senegal National Office strategy and budget

Improved staff well-being.

Contextualised support systems, services and programs for staff well-being.

Our Voice survey executed annually.

Action plans developed and executed on organisational leadership, culture, agility and effectiveness.

Staff care and peer support interventions in fragile, response and conflict areas.

Culture change interventions developed and executed to promote mindset and behaviour changes of staff to deliver Our Promise.

Compensation and benefits strategy, systems and processes in alignment with Our Promise.


Promoting Accountability and performance culture

  • Maximize accountability for Organizational culture, agility, and effectiveness which drives high performance and realization of Our Promise.

  • Lead structure realignment processes to match program requirements, including pre-positioning for emergency responses.

  • Promote a culture of diversity and encourage spiritual development of Christian leaders, promote interfaith principles and values and oneness among Christian and staff of other faith.

  • Spearhead the performance management process, strengthen the quality of performance and promote career conversations in the office.

  • Review and contextualise global and regional P&C Policies to WV Senegal P&C policies for international assignees and national staff and ensure alignment with Country labour laws.

  • Ensure people management risks are identified and the organisation regularly reviews and implements adequate risk mitigation measures for WV Senegal.

  • Provide leadership in educating staff on employee relations and investigations protocol and ensure cases are managed confidentially and promptly.

  • Oversee grievance management, corrective and disciplinary actions in line with organizational policies.

Program Growth, down-sizing and pre-positioning for emergency done well.

Spiritual formation for Christian Leaders. Inter-faith training for all staff.

Culture of diversity and unity visible in the organization.

Partnering for performance management process in place. On-going Performance and career conversations in place at all levels.

Approved IA and National Staff P&C policies, systems and processes in compliance with Senegal labour laws.

Reviewed and updated risk registers. Risk mitigation measures in place

Staff fully aware of Ethics point.

IIM cases are uploaded and managed properly.


Developing Capable and available workforce

  • Spearhead the acquisition and prepositioning of a diverse and talented workforce using work force planning

  • Ensure that the WV Senegal’s recruitment policy, system and processes are well established for acquiring talent with required competencies, mindsets and behaviours required to realise Our Promise.

  • Ensure monitoring and reporting systems for national & international hires are effectively managed.

  • Promote gender diversity through appropriate identification of talent at all levels.

  • Establish a roster system or database to call upon potential talents that were identified in past interviews for consideration in new opportunities.

Work force planning in place.

Effective staff acquisition and retention.

Well-designed recruitment policy, systems and processes to attract HIPOs with the required mind-set and behaviours.

Effective monitoring and reporting systems for IA and National staff recruitments.

Gender and diversity ratio maintained for staff at all levels.


Developing a strategic and professional People & Culture Team

  • Ensure that the People & Culture function has the required capacity, capability, systems, processes, policies and guidelines to drive transformation of mindsets and behaviours and realisation of Our Promise.

  • Promote a customer centric culture in the People & Culture function, ensuring professionalism and accountability in delivering services to staff and leaders.

  • Provide overall leadership and technical support to the P&C team, coaching and mentoring the team through regular meetings, sharing and monitoring individual plans to support professional growth and development.

  • Design efficient P&C systems and processes with a particular focus on process excellence and ensure that Our People is fully operational with accurate and complete information for decision making.

High caliber and professional P&C team.

Effective service delivery of P&C team to all stakeholders.

Regular coaching and mentoring of P&C staff by P&C Director.

Our People system is fully operational with 100% accuracy and effectively utilized.


Promoting external and internal coordination

  • Establish proactive linkages and strategic networks with key International NGOs and other stakeholders at the national and international level for broader impact and also to keep abreast of the ongoing changes in the external environment that affects the fragile context operations.

  • Consistently develop and maintain effective working relationships with Regional P&C, SLT and different departments including field based program managers.

Proactive engagement, improved networking and linkage with INGOs and other stakeholders for information sharing and context awareness.

Improved networking with internal stakeholders at the Regional and National Office level.


Talent Planning

National Offices in the area of Talent Management, staff development, performance management and Organizational Development (OD), In doing so, the incumbent is expected to:

  • Work with the Global Center and the Regional P&C Director in implementing global initiatives that represent the vehicles for achieving the talent agenda for World Vision Senegal;

  • Assess the Senegal context to find opportunities that can be harnessed and articulate it in a talent management strategy to guide the agenda in National office.

WV’s Core Competencies


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

  • Education: Master’s degree in Human Resources Management or related field;

  • Seven (7) years of progressively leadership, responsible management or supervisory level experience in human resources in a complex and progressive human resources environment;

  • Technical Training qualifications required: Professional qualifications in Human Resource Management or Organisational Development (OD) or Leadership Development.

  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience in a Senior Human Resources Management position in an international organisation.

  • Experience working in conflict and fragile contexts, as applicable.

  • The candidate should have a personal calling, passion for service.

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

  • Experience working with Senegal and other countries labor laws;

  • Experience in risk management in high risk and sensitive environments.

  • Proven success as a dynamic and empowering leader who possesses a positive attitude to instill a vision for excellence with innovation and creativity.

  • Experience in risk management in high risk and sensitive environments;

  • Effective leadership abilities; strategic thinking, planning and problem solving;

  • Record of initiating change and innovation

  • Superior communication skills, both in written and verbal presentation

  • Effective human relations abilities to effect collaborative alliances and promote teamwork and ensure a high level of internal and external customer satisfaction and engagement.

  • Ability to succeed in a complex environment where decision-making may be diffuse and ambiguous.

  • Proven success in developing a large high performing staff, establishing performance standards, and transitioning staff through organizational change, with an emphasis on the ability to recruit and manage a culturally diverse workforce.

  • A high degree of professionalism and competency dealing with a variety of individuals including, international assignees, senior executives, middle managers and external constituents.

  • Experience in preparing operating and capital budgets;

  • An ability to organize and present data in a concise and easily understood manner, often to professionals and board members.

  • Ability to be recognized as a positive change agent.

  • Conflict management and resolution skills.

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

  • HEAT (hostile environment awareness training) and SRMT (security risk management training) or a UN equivalent

  • RDMT Training

  • Enterprise Risk Management Training

  • Staff care and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) training

  • Certification in trauma counselling or certain basic training in this area

  • Interfaith training

  • MSTC (or similar trainings on context monitoring)

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Visionary thinking and understanding of humanitarian operations in fragile contexts.

  • Proven record of managing people in a diverse cross-cultural and interfaith settings and initiating and implementing organisational change in restricted and fragile contexts.

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

  • Familiarity with INGO international staffing policies and sound knowledge of Regional/ Country labour laws.

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

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

  • Proven conceptual & analytical skills and systems thinking.

  • Agile decision making - knowledge for P&C/global policies at hand to facilitate decisions.

  • Personal resilience in the face of complex and evolving contexts.

  • Proven facilitation skills.

  • Team player.

  • Champions and manages innovation.

  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work.

  • External engagement, internal engagement and networking skills.

  • Very good OD and change management skills especially the ability to design and execute OD interventions in a fragile & grants funding context.

Additional work experience preferred for this position.

  • Experience in emergency response scenario planning process.

  • Peer mentoring and coaching from a seasoned leader who has worked in these contexts long enough.

Interpersonal skills

1. Motivate and inspire staff and leadership to work in challenging and high risk areas.

2. Inspire staff commitment to work for the most vulnerable children in war/ conflict zones.

Work Environment:

Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time.

Process of hiring

Individual interview with a panel.


To apply, you need to send a letter of motivation addressed to the National Director of World Vision Senegal, accompanied by a CV, as following:

Internally, please go to Our People in your ESS in JOBS (Development Actions- Open Position);

Externally, go through the link http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-senegal

Deadline for application: 26th September 2021