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DIRECTOR DE OPERACIONES DE PROGRAMAS Y PROYECTOS

WORLD VISION NICARAGUA

DESCRIPCIÓN DE PUESTO

Título del puesto:

DIRECTOR DE OPERACIONES DE PROGRAMAS Y PROYECTOS

Área: OPERACIONES DE PROGRAMAS Y PROYECTOS

División: OPERACIONES DE PROGRAMAS Y PROYECTOS

PROPÓSITO DEL PUESTO

Liderar la implementación del modelo de Operaciones de World Vision en Nicaragua alineado a la Estrategia Global, tendencias locales, nacionales y regionales, consolidando a la organización como un socio preferencial en el país y la sub-región de Centroamérica, enfocado en la tierna Protección de la Niñez.

PRINCIPALES RESPONSABILIDADES

  1. Liderar la actualización e implementación del modelo de entrega de World Vision Nicaragua asegurando una contribución efectiva al bienestar de la niñez especialmente la más vulnerable.

    Actualización bianual del modelo de operaciones (modelo de entrega) de WV en base al análisis de costo-efectividad y de acuerdo a los lineamientos estratégicos institucionales y al contexto, subregional, nacional y territorial.

    Cumplimento de los estándares de patrocinio establecidos por la organización

    Garantizada implementación, monitoreo de proyectos, Grants y programas técnicos a nivel nacional.

    Desarrolladas propuestas de alta calidad bajo el enfoque de la estrategia GAM.

    Asegurada la buena mayordomía de recursos cash, en especie y servicios.

    Concretadas alianzas con socios estratégicos locales, nacionales y sub-regionales, que permitan apalancar el impacto en el bienestar y protección de la niñez.

    Garantizado seguimiento a hallazgos de auditorías

    Garantizado el desarrollo e implementación del plan de Emergencias, Advocacy y Organización Segura.

    Garantizada la respuesta a Emergencias.

    Garantizada el reportaje en tiempo y forma para la buena rendición de cuentas a la niñez y sus familias, donantes y otras partes interesadas en base a las evidencias

    Gestionada la integración de los proyectos y programas

  2. Liderar y gestionar estratégicamente las relaciones internas y externas con socios nacionales, regionales, globales, donantes, socios, mesas sectoriales, oficinas de apoyo, como parte del diálogo continuo, desarrollo organizacional y rendición de cuentas.

    Asegurada la rendición de cuentas en base a los indicadores establecidos

    Representar a la organización con socios, donantes, oficinas de apoyo y oficina internacional y espacios externos designados

    Garantizada la participación de cada programa técnico mesas técnicas, alianzas, grupos temáticos, de interés locales, nacionales y sub-regionales

    Generados espacios periódicos con contrapartes, socios, donantes para definición y monitoreo de agenda común

    Vinculado activamente en las comunidades de prácticas virtuales y presenciales a nivel local, nacional, sub-regional y Global de acuerdo a sus áreas de responsabilidad.

    Establecidas redes externas de apoyo a las operaciones en el país.

    Co-implementación de Estrategia de Relaciones con Iglesias en la programación, a nivel nacional y sub-regional.

  3. Impulsar acciones de cara a la sostenibilidad y evidencia de impacto.

    Generadas evidencias de impacto de los proyectos y programas

    Generada una cultura de documentación de Historias de cambio significativo

    Documentos aprendizajes en la implementación de programas y proyectos

    Generados espacios para compartir e intercambiar experiencias con otros socios interna y externamente Identificados posibles socios y donantes claves

    Elaboradas propuestas de gestión de recursos, proyectos e iniciativas

  4. Impulsar procesos de innovación y sucesión basada en el liderazgo transformacional y de servicio

Generados espacios para innovación, aprendizaje y desarrollo individual, de equipo y organizacional

Generados espacios para el desarrollo de liderazgo en los equipos

Implementados planes de sucesión

Implementados procesos de coaching que contemplen el fortalecimiento de habilidades técnicas y gerenciales, así como la promoción de valores éticos cristianos.

Gestionados los procesos de aprendizaje continuo en temas de interés para todo el personal operativo.

CONOCIMIENTOS, DESTREZAS Y HABILIDADES

Educación

  • Licenciatura en Ciencias Sociales, Ciencias Médica o Ingenierías.

  • Con uno o varias estudios de Maestría en: Programas y Proyectos Sociales/ Maestría en gerencia del desarrollo local/ Maestría en Gestión Programas y Proyectos/Políticas Sociales / Derechos Humanos / Derechos de la Niñez

  • Indispensable dominio del idioma inglés.

Conocimientos y habilidades

Visión Estratégica y de Futuro

Habilidades de Negociación

Capacidad de análisis y síntesis.

Habilidad para el asocio e influir en toma de decisiones que impacten de forma positiva a la Niñez.

Relaciones efectivas con diferentes públicos.

Capacidad de invocación

Capacidad de influencia y persuasión

Habilidad para gestionar el Ciclo de Programas y Proyectos

Orientación a Resultados y satisfacción del cliente

Cinco años de experiencia en cargos similares.

Dominio de paquetes computarizados en ambiente Windows y office.

Liderazgo de recursos humanos.

Experiencia en respuesta a emergencias

Experiencia en la elaboración de propuestas para agencias de desarrollo.

Pensamiento estratégico y holístico del sistema.

Planificación estratégica y operativa.

Formulación y evaluación de proyectos.

Capacidades Centrales

Capacidades de logro Lograr resultados y servicio de calidad.

Capacidades de pensamiento Liderar planificaciones a corto y largo plazo de forma efectiva.

Capacidades de autogestión Mantener equilibrio y efectividad en el trabajo/la vida.

Capacidades relacionales Desarrollar relaciones de colaboración.

COMPORTAMIENTOS DESEADOS

1. Unidad y confianza: Actuando como una organización global, confiando mutuamente para desempeñar nuestra parte, con responsabilidad mutua y dependencia conjunta de Dios.

2. Mayordomía Sabía: Respondiendo con un sesgo para la acción y un enfoque en impacto. Mejorando continuamente la eficiencia y efectividad con los recursos que nos han sido confiados, incluyendo el apoyo de la creación de Dios.

3. Mirando hacia afuera: Identificando y tomando oportunidades y amenazas, aprendiendo y respondiendo con agilidad e innovación en colaboración con otros.

4. Diciendo la verdad oportunamente con amor Buscando entender así como ser entendidos, nuestra conversación siempre está llena de gracia y autenticidad

Valores Centrales

1. Somos Cristianos Seguimos las enseñanzas de Jesús que nos llama a amar a nuestro prójimo, a cuidar de los niños y las niñas y a retar la injusticia.

2. Estamos comprometidos con los pobres

Estamos llamados a servir a las personas más necesitadas de la tierra, a aliviar su sufrimiento y a promover la transformación de su bienestar.

3. Somos sensibles Respondemos a la necesidad cuando y donde podemos. Nunca podremos descansar mientras los niños y las niñas sufren en situaciones que se pueden cambiar.

4. Valoramos a todas las personas

Creemos que cada persona fue creada igual y tiene derecho a libertad, justicia, paz y oportunidad. Celebramos la riqueza de la diversidad en la personalidad humana, la cultura y la contribución.

5. Somos buenos mayordomos

Cuidamos mucho los recursos que otros nos confían, ya sea que se trate de dinero, tiempo o fideicomiso y somos abiertos y transparentes en nuestros reportes.

6. Somos socios Trabajamos conjuntamente con todos aquellos que se preocupan, reconociendo que se debe lograr más por medio de la cooperación que por medio de la competencia.

RELACIONES LABORALES

Contactos internos

Dirección Nacional

Seguimiento a hallazgos y acciones de auditoría

Informar avances, retos y aprendizajes durante la implementación de proyectos y programas

Informar sobre avances en los planes de implementación con socios

Presentar proyectos, iniciativas de mejora continua, eficiencias e innovación

Decisiones de carácter nacional e impacto organizacional

Dirección de Administración y Finanzas.

Coordinar elaboración y ejecución de presupuestos de Programas y Proyectos

Monitorear la ejecución financiera del área y de los proyectos y programas

Gestionar la elaboración de nuevas propuestas, proyectos o Grants

Analizar costo-efectivdad de la implementación de programas y proyectos

Articular para identificación de eficiencias en las compras

Coordinar Apoyar la adecuada gestión de recursos complementarios al patrocino que apalanquen al ministerio.

Dirección de Sostenibilidad

Desarrollar propuestas de gestión de recursos, proyectos e iniciativas

Coordinar acciones para la incidencia en Políticas Publicas, Voluntariado, relacionamiento con la iglesia y diversos socios.

Coordinar para la generación de evidencias, monitoreo y gestión de conocimiento y aprendizaje

Coordinar para la elaboración de reportes y rendición de cuentas

Dirección de Gente y Cultura.

Coordinar los procesos de gestión humana para el personal del área y de los programas y proyectos

Articular procesos de gestión de cambio organizacional

Director de Incidencias estratégicas Sub-regional

Coordinar para el desarrollo de iniciativas subregionales

Presentar la información y avances del país en las iniciativas subregionales

Canalizar con las diferentes áreas de la organización para la participación y generación de propuestas en la iniciativa sub-regional

Contactos Externos

Mesas sectoriales: Fortalecer las herramientas técnicas sectoriales, desarrollar acciones conjuntas y generar conocimiento

Redes: Intercambiar experiencias, generar conocimiento y articular acciones, proyectos e iniciativas que complementen el trabajo con las familias y fortalezcan la sostenibilidad

Cooperación y donantes: Compartir evidencias de impacto y generar propuesta de valor para las familias, cooperación y organización

Iglesias: Intercambiar experiencias, generar conocimiento y articular acciones, proyectos e iniciativas que complementen el trabajo con las familias.

Alcaldías Municipales: Coordinar el inicio de nuevos programas y Proyectos así como su involucramiento en los proyectos comunitarios de cara al bienestar de la niñez

Empresa Privada: Compartir evidencias de impacto y generar propuesta de valor para las familias, empresa privada y organización

Otras ONGs: Intercambiar experiencias, generar conocimiento y articular acciones, proyectos e iniciativas que complementen el trabajo con las familias.

Organismos Gubernamentales: Establecer relaciones de cooperación en la implementación de los programas y proyectos a favor de la niñez.

Oficinas de Apoyo: Coordinar la implementación estratégica y operativa de Programas y Proyectos.

LIBERTAD PARA ACTUAR

Toma de decisiones

Decisiones autónomas

Establecimiento de Asocios para la implementación de Programas y Proyectos.

Proponer enfoques innovadores para la implementación.

Contratación y desvinculación de personal.

Aprobar planes de desarrollo de personal.

Decisiones coordinadas

Propuestas de nuevos proyectos e iniciativas

Análisis y aprobación de crecimiento y decrecimiento del RC.

Análisis y aprobación de: Diagnósticos, Diseños, Líneas Bases, Planes Operativos Anuales y Evaluaciones de PDAs y Proyectos.

Nuevos asocios nacionales y alianzas

Decisiones consultadas Análisis y pre-aprobación del territorio y los sectores de intervención.

Cambios en estructura organizacional

Responsabilidad presupuestaria

Alta: Responsable del presupuesto de varios Departamentos y/o a nivel nacional

Tipo de contrato: Indeterminado

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

*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

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

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

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

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Design and facilitate processes for learning and adaptation

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

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

  • Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.

  • Strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Ability to achieve results through partners.

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

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

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

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong management and interpersonal skills.

  • Mentoring and facilitation skills.

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

  • Experience working overseas in low-resource environments.

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

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

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Chief of Party / Programme Director, Zimbabwe

*Position dependent upon grant approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

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

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

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

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

Country/grant specific content:

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

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

  • Lead development of any planned cost extension.

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

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

  • Lead grant staff and short-term consultants.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Provide vision and strategic technical leadership for the project.

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals.

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

  • Strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Experience of leading large and diverse teams.

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

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

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

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

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

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred.

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

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Program Development Director, WV South Sudan

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Program Development Director (PD) will lead World Vision South Sudan's (WVSS’s) resource acquisition strategy and program development.

The PD Director will facilitate program development and resource acquisition with high standards of appropriateness, timeliness, and effectiveness. The Director will oversee the Program Development Manager and the rest of the program development team in the design process of all proposals and concept papers. He/she will ensure that grants progress is communicated appropriately, timely and in detail with key stakeholders. He/she will ensure that donor visits are strategic, well timed and smoothly executed and managed.

The Director will also take leadership in donor engagement with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure diversification of funding and the growth of WVSS funding portfolio. He/she will lead the process to vet calls for proposals and direct funding opportunities towards the fulfilment of the WVSS national office strategy. He/she will also lead the identification and vetting of national NGO and CBO partners for joint implementation of programs.

The Director will also oversee technical advisors and their teams to ensure quality of program designs and implementation, as well as engagement with donors, multilateral partners in their areas of sectoral expertise.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy - Our Promise:

  • Provide leadership in program alignment with Our Promise.

  • Ensure that strategy drives programming in WVSS such that proposals, annual operating plans and budgets are aligned to the approved country program strategy.

  • Support development of Country strategy implementation plan (CSIP).

  • Lead and coordinate roll out of fragile context programme approach.

Program Development and Resource Acquisition:

  • Ensure the Sr. Technical Advisors and teams develop technically sound sectorial approaches and programs which respond to humanitarian emergency and sustainable development needs in South Sudan aligned with NO strategy and Our Promise 2030.

  • Ensure that programs designed align with major donor requirements (OFDA, GAC, DFID, DFAT, German Government, EU and ECHO).

  • Ensure that programs align with WV fragile context program approach and other WV frameworks where applicable.

  • Engage and pre-position WVSS with NGOs and institutional donors to develop consortia.

  • Lead external partner mapping exercise and ensure that results are incorporated into the program development strategy. To this effect, maintain a database with potential NNGO partners.

  • Responsible to meet the annual fundraising targets for World Vision South Sudan.

  • Together with the Program development manager and the program development team ensure portfolio growth and diversification of funding based on field office strategy by developing and reviewing concept papers and proposals for various projects and programs for funding in order to achieve WVSS short-term and long-term goals.

  • Lead the office in donor engagement by developing and maintaining effective networking and relationships with donors and support offices to establish partnerships.

  • Lead the development and implementation of the WVSS grant acquisition plan and measurement framework.

  • Together with the Program development manager develop and manage the proposal development calendar for WVSS. Coordinate timely and strategic response to proposal development.

  • Coordinate the roll out of Recovery and Resilience framework and WV’s participation in the SS partnership for recovery and resilience.

  • Present funding ideas and concepts to appropriate stakeholders and donors.

  • Gather and share ideas for individual sector opportunities; a) develop key understanding of sector strategies by donor, b) follow up on specific sectoral procurement opportunities.

  • Work with other teams within WVSS to ensure WV support/donor offices (SO) engagement/influence of SO government funding priorities for South Sudan.

External Engagement:

  • Represent and coordinate WVSS at national (Juba) level coordination meetings with donors, stakeholders, INGOs, local organizations, and high level government officials. Provide updates on projects at coordination meetings. Provide key stakeholders with updates of meeting outcomes stakeholder priorities.

  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with major (government/private) donors including EU, ECHO, USAID, OFDA, UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, GAC, DFID, Irish Aid, FAO, HPF and World Vision Support Offices, including hosting visits and responding to communication. Ensure that WVSS builds its reputation for integrity, expertise and reliability.

  • Maintain WVSS master list of stakeholder contact information and update regularly.

  • Ensure PD staff actively participate in relevant national networks, clusters and coalitions.

  • Ensure that WVSS is a thought leader in FSL and known for its health programming.

  • Contribute to the development of communications and marketing materials.

Operational Effectiveness and Project Management Support:

  • Facilitate the operational effectiveness process to update tools including flowcharts and RACI (responsible, accountable, consulted and informed) for the project cycle management process.

  • Ensure that each new project conducts a start-up workshop lead by the Program Manager and supported by the PD team. Ensure all involved staff have copies of approved program design (narrative, logframe, monitoring and evaluation plan, budget) and grant agreement and that they understand donor regulations, reporting and other requirements.

  • Ensure the HR department is aware ahead of time which staff to recruit for upcoming projects.

  • Involve the procurement department in all proposal development to ensure timely procurement once grant agreements are signed.

  • Provide grant management assistance to the Operation Director and his/her team as needed/requested.

  • Ensure regular, positive, and productive communication with respective donor representatives, the field, and partners regarding the implementation of program activities.

  • Ensure on time submission to donors of high quality reports.

  • Monitor grant implementation and resource/fund utilization rates in conjunction with the Operations and Finance teams.

  • Assist the field in accessing appropriate technical assistance for successful implementation of activities.

  • Revise program documents as necessary and as requested and coordinate or complete approved grant amendments; Coordinate and/or submit grant amendments.

  • Ensure sector advisors provide technical support to the program managers and respond to technical support requests.

  • Support the Program Managers in the close-out process for assigned projects (includes final reports, asset disposal and lessons learned).

Team Leadership:

  • Create performance agreements with each direct report on the PD Team, and conduct quarterly reviews and end of year performance appraisals.

  • Provide guidance and direction to the team as required, and establish team cohesion and growth, including the organization of capacity building opportunities.

  • Coach and mentor PD team in conducting assessment, setting personal development goals and providing ongoing support on tools and relevant training resources/material.

  • Support recruitment process to ensure identification and inclusion of qualified project management staff if requested by Operations Director.

  • Ensure the Human Resources department is aware about the staffing/recruitment plan.

  • Communicate outcomes of grant start-up to the donor and internal stakeholders.

Risk Management:

  • Assess level of risks associated with each funding opportunity and ensure sufficient alignment with relevant WV strategies at all levels, and use information to make decisions whether or not to pursue specific funding opportunities.

  • Lead development, monitoring and mitigation of key risks in program development and quality.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Master’s degree in International Development, Rural Development, NGO Leadership or a related discipline.

  • At least 5 years field experience in a relief or development environment, with at least 3 years’ in a managerial role with direct reporting lines.

  • Previous experience with successful multi-million dollar program development and budget preparation (USAID, EU/ECHO, DFID, GAC, DFAT, UN agencies preferred).

  • Must have a clear understanding of the working of the major WV partners (USAID, EU/ECHO, DFID, GAC, DFAT, UN etc), their requirements and standards.

  • Ability to engage high level donors to influence funding priorities, strategy and policy.

  • Ability to engage with governmental, NGO and other senior leaders on issues of justice, child rights and development and maintain effective partnerships.

  • Experience in developing resource development strategies, with focus on fragile contexts.

  • Strong negotiation skills.

  • Must be able relate and represent WV to these major program partners, in a highly professional manner.

  • Capacity building experience in project design, implementation, reporting, and evaluation.

  • Computer knowledge including Word, Excel, Lotus Notes and Power Point.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, including report-writing and proposal writing skills.

  • Good understanding of World Vision and Sphere relief standards.

  • Knowledge of and adherence to the Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Previous experience with successful multi-million dollar donor proposal writing and budget preparation (USAID, ECHO, BPRM, UN agencies preferred).

  • Must have a clear understanding of the working of the major WV partners (UNICEF, WFP, USAID, EU, CIDA, DFID etc), their requirements and standards.

  • Must be able relate and represent WV to these major program partners, in a highly professional manner.

  • Capacity building experience in project design, implementation, reporting, and evaluation.

  • Computer knowledge including Word, Excel, Lotus.

  • At least 5 years field experience in a relief or development environment.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Office-Based position with frequent visits to the fields.

  • Travel: 30% domestic/international travels is required.

  • On call: Available for communication with partners and colleagues from diverse time zones.

Director – Resource Development, Impact & Evidence

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To provide overall leadership and technical oversight in resource mobilization, building evidence of impact of WV work in Sudan. To drive growth and diversification in resource acquisition and partnerships, particularly grant income for World Vision Sudan by engaging with partners, donors, governments, multilateral and private donors to achieve WV Sudan’s overall strategic objectives. Strategically supporting World Vision Sudan teams and partners by ensuring that all grant funded projects are implemented with high success and in close coordination with the Operations team. Enhancing donor communications, engagement, and confidence by strengthening and maintaining World Vision Sudan’s brand identity through regular engagement, ensuring donor compliance and supporting effective and efficient management of all grant-funded projects.

The Program Impact Evidence and Resource Development Director will ensure strategy objectives are met by providing leadership in the design and monitoring of all WV Sudan programs, and ensuring that teams of technical managers/experts are providing technical support and guidance to the operations department, which is responsible for the program implementation. Program design will be aligned with Our Promise and be continuously enhanced through both formal and informal reflection and learning processes, that are informed by strong data of impact and evidence with engagement of a range of internal and external stakeholders.

Ensure quality assurance and impact in programs through application of innovation and good practices, provision of monitoring tools, capacity building and management.

The success of this position will be evaluated based on mentioned vital success factors:

  • Funding growth: Increased income through strategically influenced partnerships and funding strategies to Support WV Sudan’s country Strategy. Established diversified and sustained funding strategies, models and increased funding portfolio.

  • Networking: Networked well with multiple-stakeholders internally and externally, and ensured effective management of donor intelligence. Enhanced donor relations and increased retention rates through a strategic pipeline of donor engagement.

  • Proposal quality: A high percentage of WV Sudan program/projects that are consistent and fulfill the agreed quality standards for programs as defined by WV as well as donors.

  • Program effectiveness and impact: Developed exceptional high quality quantitative and qualitative data collection methods and program monitoring tools to demonstrate high impact and results.

  • Program quality: A high percentage of WV Sudan program/projects that are consistent and fulfill the agreed quality standards for programs as defined by WV as well as donors.

  • Leadership: Exhibits the ability of managing a team of Program officers and technical specialists. Provide the Resource Development & Impact Evidence (RD&IE) department a united, visible, and strong leadership presence and instilling new strategic thinking and a culture of learning.

The role will ensure that WV Sudan is an externally facing organization, engaging a variety of stakeholders for the purposes of coordination, learning, income generation and grant management.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy Engagement:

  • Support in the development/review of the Country Strategy in alignment with Our Promise.

  • Support functional leads in cascading the strategy to departmental plans and targets.

  • Develop and oversee effective and efficient implementation of resource development plan in line with the National Office strategy.

  • Give strategic direction to the RDI&E department, ensuring that it remains innovative in business development.

  • Lead the team to prioritise use of available time and resources through wise stewardship and to develop a sustainable portfolio of grant.

  • Ensure that grant acquisition supports achievement of strategic priorities.

  • Monitor National/Donor trends to maintain competitiveness.

  • Ensure program portfolio is directed according to set management standards.

  • Develop and monitor standards, guidelines and approaches for quality business development processes and monitor its compliance.

  • Ensure there is a coordinated strategic engagement that identifies and prioritizes key external stakeholders and creates clear points of engagement locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Resource Acquisition:

  • Provides leadership in proposal development according to donor specifications and WVS strategic sector focus.

  • Lead the processes of resource mobilization to execute WV Sudan Strategy.

  • Ensure that the Annual GAM Business Plan and targets are set in line with the WV Sudan National Program Strategy.

  • Undertake and lead grants marketing plans.

  • Provide leadership and management support in proposal writing, forming consortia and follow up with donors to ensure complete and smooth transition to the Operations team who implement the programs.

  • Ensure that the proposal development and related processes include standardized approaches for budget, procurement and personnel planning and monitoring.

  • Ensure that the resource acquisition management system effectively standardizes processes for identifying and establishing priority sectors and opportunities, assessing risk and managing project cycle.

  • Ensure that all risk assessments for all identified opportunities are complete and that WV Sudan is compliant with all GAM related policies and procedures.

  • Identify market opportunities, monitor donor trends and growing grant funding from governments and multilaterals in collaboration with the Regional Resources Acquisition and Management Team Leader and the WV support offices (SO’s).

  • Oversee and manage the grant submission and acquisition process at country level, liaising with SOs and Regional office colleagues to ensure necessary program, financial and technical inputs (co-financing, compliance, thematic expertise, etc.)

  • Ensuring that the office has a strong robust GAM knowledge management framework and system that is easily accessible to all staff.

Donor Engagement:

  • Developing and coordinating WV Sudan Donor Cultivation Plans.

  • Lead compilation and fine tuning of professional reports ensuring they are presented in a timely manner and meet donor / Support Office (SO) requirements.

  • Build strong relationships and credibility with donors, using program impact and evidence base to inform program needs, policy revisions and strategic alliances with key stakeholders.

  • Lead and guide the development of strategic funding relationships with key government and multilateral donors, liaising with colleagues in at the regional office and SO’s.

Program Effectiveness and Quality:

  • Lead a team of technical/sectoral managers/experts that provide relevant technical support in the implementation of all our programs implemented by WV Sudan.

  • Lead the development (and revision) of child well-being objectives in the WV Sudan national strategy in alignment to the Global strategic imperatives.

  • In accordance with national strategy, lead overall program design and quality assurance through a team of Technical/ Sectoral Leads.

  • Accountable for the development of Technical Program and other core program design processes (including grant projects) and ensuring alignment with Our Promise and WV Sudan Strategy.

  • Ensure that all programs remain relevant, innovative and strategy focused through ongoing reflection and learning processes.

  • Accountable for M&E processes within WV Sudan (according to LEAP 3 standards) and for ensuring that high quality data providing appropriate impact, evidence, accountability and achievements in accordance with set targets. Drive on going reviews and continued improvements.

  • The position is also accountable for the bi-annual Child Well-being report.

  • Accountable for ensuring strong information management for all program related (non-financial) information, including compliance with the Horizon MIS.

  • Responsible to ensuring WV Sudan demonstrate evidence of impact of the programs through the production of Impact reports/CWBR as aligned to the WVI partnership.

  • Ensuring all programs/projects are aligned to the Partnership Program quality standards and approaches.

  • As appropriate ensure implementation fidelity of core project models.

  • Establish an integrated monitoring system for all grants and projects implemented in WV Sudan as per the government and partnership standards.

  • Ensure all projects and programs adhere to the Safeguarding policy and accountability systems-PAF.

Networking, Internal/External Coordination and Relationships:

  • Build and strengthen networks and partnerships with strategically identified stakeholders to improve learning, influence competitiveness and visibility to realize sustainable impact on Child Well-being Aspirations.

  • Strengthen and expand networking with government, donor, and NGO and UN bodies to coordinate WV’s work with theirs.

  • Maintain good communication with and represent WV Sudan to Support Offices, key NGOs and Governmental Departments; Participate in joint agency assessments, task-force teams and workshops.

  • Establish, roll out and manage protocols for coordinating communication between ministry units and support offices, key international and national donors and other stakeholders.

Staff Capacity Building and Structure:

  • Analyze and adjust structure for cost, efficiency and effectiveness, determine ‘optimal’ grants portfolio package as well program cash flow.

  • Define roles and responsibilities within WVS by creating essential core competencies and providing support to foster continuous and effective engagement of the grant program.

  • Ensuring that GAM and extended NO staff are building their capacity for enhanced grant acquisition and management, including ensuring that world vision courses and resources are accessible and available for use.

  • Develop strategies to attract and maintain staff numbers aligned to Grant portfolio.

  • Provide leadership in facilitating a high performance management culture, open trustworthy staff relationships and integrity to enhance smooth staff relations and accountability.

  • Provide leadership in staff capacity building in grants acquisition, management and grant compliance as per national, partnership and donor initiatives.

Strategic Reporting and Compliance :

  • Remain sensitive to the political implications of WV’s activities, advising of any indications that the neutral and humanitarian nature of the work is being compromised.

  • Ensures quality and timely preparation and submission of CWBR, divisional strategic plan, annual operations plan, monthly reports and budgets.

  • Strategy reporting and dashboard management.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A minimum of a BSc. in Development Studies or some related field ( Master is preferred).

  • At least 7 years of experience in leading complex grants and programs. Significant experience of government donor relations and fundraising.

  • Well informed on latest humanitarian trends and donor priorities.

  • Deeper understanding in how proposal development and monitoring systems can be used for marketing purposes.

  • A good understanding and preferably prior leadership experience in managing technical teams implementing Health & Nutrition, WASH, Food Security & livelihoods, Education and Child Protection.

  • People management skills. Strong interpersonal and networking skills to work cross organizationally and with different cultures.

  • Be a results orientated leader with the ability to handle a heavy work load, manage and satisfy multiple conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands.

  • Ability to provide spiritual leadership to the team.

  • Ability to communicate effectively.

  • Working knowledge of programs/projects cycle management.

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

  • Demonstrate leadership and team building ability.

  • Working knowledge of proposal writing and negotiation skills.

  • Good planning and organizational skills.

  • Computer literate.

  • Commitment to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Working Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field.