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Country Program Director – WV Laos

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Laos Country Program Director will lead, direct, develop and manage all aspects of World Vision’s Field Office in Laos, ensuring ministry impact of the highest, cost effective quality and accountability according to the relevant

policies, protocols and standards of World Vision.

The Laos Country Program Director will:

  • Provide strategy and leadership to the World Vision Laos team.

  • Provide strong operational management of all aspects of WV Laos program.

  • Develop strong ministry objectives where communities, Government agencies and donors/supporters are able to directly contribute to the achievement of child well-being outcomes.

  • Actively engage in and support funding acquisition.

  • Carry out engagement activities with partners and other stakeholders.

  • Provide strategic leadership for Our Voice action plan and support people and culture management for World Vision Laos.

  • Provide leadership to financial management including having low administrative cost.

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant laws, standards and requirements, including local country requirements.

  • Ensure all risks are minimized and managed well.

  • Be a role model of being a servant leader - living and leading following Christian principles.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy and Leadership:

  • Provide leadership, encouragement and support to the office and staff in Laos with the support and guidance of WV Cambodia Senior team and National Director.

  • Plan for and implement a Laos strategy and multi-year business plan.

  • Provide strategic leadership to the Laos staff, supporting and managing all operations in WV Laos to ensure implementation is efficient and effective and meets the goals and objectives of the World Vision, donors and community partners.

Operational Management:

  • Develop annual operating program plans and budgets for Laos to ensure they are in accordance with the country strategy, and World Vision International’s Core Documents, policies, protocols and strategic imperatives.

  • Ensure a relevant, timely and accurate flow of management and operational reports to meet reporting standards of the support and donor partners.

  • Strengthen evidence-based programming, and enable operations staff to use evidence for improved decision making.

  • Support Zonal Managers and AP teams with situation analysis, baselines, design framework, concept paper and proposal writing, multi-year and annual planning and budgeting.

  • Ensure the sectoral integration and implementation of advocacy to positively influence child well-being.

  • Ensure that Laos specific Security and Safety requirements are developed and in place, including setting standards, performance requirements, monitoring security status, and responding to security incidents when escalated.

  • Develop and maintain capacity to respond promptly to all Category I and II emergency relief responses.

Ministry Objectives:

  • Support and guide the Program Quality Associate Director in ensuring all programs and projects are integrated so that a true holistic approach to transformational development is found in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the work of WV in Laos.

  • Define a clear landscape view of the needs of communities in Laos, identifying need at community, area and country levels particularly MVC to enable the story to be told to donors/supporters.

  • Support Laos staff in identifying and fostering connections between communities and donors/supporters with a focus on both the quality of Ministry and the donor/supporter experience.

  • Facilitate a strong and effective working relationship between Area Program Managers and Program Quality Technical Staff.

Funding Acquisition:

  • Provide key role in the development of a funding strategy for the Laos office, in coordination with WV Cambodia National Director and its Director Strategy & Programme Quality.

  • Support prepositioning to secure new funding opportunities, including through establishing networks and relationships with key stakeholders in order to position the office appropriately to secure funding going forward.

  • Ensure the financial sustainability of World Vision ministry in Laos through a proactive approach to funding acquisition and marketing World Vision’s programs to potential donors/supporters.

  • Contribute to the view of pipeline projects, resources and expense forecast for funding future.

Public Engagement:

  • Represent WV Laos to government, ensuring WV’s registration and Project MoU are got on a timely basis adhering to all the laws and policies of Lao PDR.

  • Ensure renewals and fulfillment of joint protocols and agreements including MoUs are done in line with WV’s identity as an international partnership of Christian and with WV Core Values and Mission Statement.

  • Support Public Engagement Director in securing all necessary government approvals, including MOUs on a timely basis.

  • Represent World Vision to key partner agencies, UN agencies, local and international non-government organizations, churches, media, donors and community leaders.

  • Lead and facilitate strategies to raise awareness of and advocate for change in key issues within the country. Ensure WV is positioned as a leading NGO in promoting the wellbeing of children and families in the communities where WV works.

  • Represent WV in INGO steering committee.

People Management:

  • Provide performance-based leadership that builds and motivates effective teams to achieve the complex scope of World Vision’s ministry and ensures accountability through appropriate performance management.

  • Review and approve the office succession plan to ensure that proper capacity is in place and the succession plan is updated and executed.

  • Develop and coach the senior leadership team in Laos.

  • Ensure gender and ethnic diversity at all levels according to relevant policies and guidelines.

  • Ensure the protocols and procedures for staff security, child protection, risk management, stress management and staff care are implemented and monitored.

  • Work in collaboration with the Cambodia Field Office and its leadership to ensure appropriate strategic, technical quality ministry and functional support is available to the Laos team is provided where needed.

Financial Management:

  • Exercise good stewardship over all resources by maintaining financial control, procedures and records, according to accountability standards required by World Vision International.

  • Ensure the management and regular, systematic review of all budgets, project funding, expenditures and accomplishment of ministry objectives and ensure all programs and projects remain with budget.

  • Oversee compliance with all relevant sections of the Field Financial Manual including proper accounting systems and practices.

  • Work in partnership with the Cambodia Field Office to ensure appropriate strategic and technical Finance support is available to the Finance team in Laos.

  • Ensure Supply Chain Management principles and procedures are followed to reduce risk and possibility of implementing ProVison.

  • Ensure agreed Administrative cost % is maintained by having continuous process improvement.

Compliance:

  • Ensure the office complies with both WV and all local legal requirements and standards.

  • Represent World Vision in courts, if required.

  • Ensure the WV Laos team consistently manages and applies all aspects of the WVI Enterprise Risk Management system.

  • Ensure and oversee proper mechanisms for Adult safety and Child Protection (Safeguarding) and other WVI Standards and Principles implementation.

Christian Leadership:

  • Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, maturity and integrity as an example to staff and to commend World Vision to various publics.

  • Ensure that spiritual formation for staff results in regular worship, prayer, and biblical reflection that leads to transformational ministry and spiritually active staff.

  • Ensure appropriate Christian witness strategy which are legally allowable by the Government of Laos.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Degree in international development, business administration, social science, management or related discipline, preferably at Masters level.

  • Significant leadership experience particularly in driving organizational and cultural change programs.

  • Experience in establishing an office or organization, including developing strategy, system, structure and having prior experience in changing organizational culture.

  • Previous demonstrable success in providing a high level of representational engagement in a complex environment.

  • Experience in managing Development/Relief and Advocacy programs.

  • Cross-cultural leadership skill - candidates must have experiences working globally in different context and especially in an Asian culture.

  • Having prior experience in working with a Government in a socialist country.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Inspirational leadership.

  • Visionary and strategic abilities.

  • Excellent people and representational skills.

  • Ability to work under pressure and make key decisions that impact the safety and wellbeing of WV staff.

  • Cross cultural skills – good understanding of country political, social-economic and cultural context.

  • Cross cultural sensitivity- flexible world view, emotional maturity and physical stamina.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and demonstrated ability to communicate cross-culturally.

  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to build personal and team-based relationships with staff, partners, leaders at all level and especially with Government.

  • A firm understanding of complex security environments is essential.

  • Good analytical skills and a demonstrated ability to think creatively and innovatively, preferred.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Operations are spread country wide, so ability to travel on a monthly basis to project sites is helpful.

Strategy, Evidence & Learning Director, West Africa

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The purpose of this position is to provide strategic leadership and oversight of regional support to National Offices (NOs) with a primary focus on National Office (NO) strategy implementation in alignment with the WVI partnership strategy and the development of integrated programmes strategically aligned to improve child well-being.

The position will provide functional leadership to the Strategy Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, Sponsorship Advisor to deliver on their strategic objectives and game changers.

The position coordinates with the WV Global Centre Strategy and Collaboration office to ensure NO strategy formulation, alignment, execution/performance and reporting are in line with Our promise and the SDGs. The position also coordinate with the WV Global Centers Global Field Operations team to oversee implementation of key regional and global initiatives, support NOs metrics, Programme Support Teams (PST), Strategic Support Teams (SST), Global National Office Dashboard, Partnership Strategic Scorecard and Programme Capability and Performance Review; Global Evidence & Learning, Global Technical Service Operations to ensure support for quality and effective programming and reporting.

While upholding the reserve powers of the Region, the evidence and learning team will assure quality standards across the work of the nine National Offices across the region. This will include ensuring DME capacity, ensuring all relevant standards are met, quality of Child Well-Being reporting, programming systems and processes. This team will also seek to identify and grow innovative methods in PE and sponsorship that contribute to the Partnership and NO strategies. The team will work closely with technical staff from the WVI GC Technical Services Organization (TSO) and in NOs to assure quality technical approaches and guidance and technical DME.

The Director will be part of the Regional Directors team reporting into the Senior Director of Operations (SDO) and will be a member of the Integrated Programming Team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership & Collaboration:

  • Advise the SDO and Regional Leader on decisions and resources needed to enable and sustain high standards of programme quality (including child sponsorship) across the West Africa Region.

  • Lead and advise the National Offices and Regional Office leadership in strengthening evidence driven organizational development.

Strategy Alignment and Realization:

  • Coordinate strategy alignment, ,across the region

  • Coordinate the implementation of strategic initiatives related to OP and in the region.

  • Facilitate and support the implementation of WVIs strategy, Our Promise, in the Western Africa Region.

  • Coordinate regional office reporting on the strategy realization framework indicators and the World Vision International Board scorecard.

  • Participate in all key Partnership strategy network meetings organized by Strategy Realization and Innovation (SRI) to ensure NO strategy alignment to Our Promise.

  • Liaise with the Strategy Realization and Innovation (SRI) office on matters related to methodology, use of tools, quality of work and integration with Partnership-wide standards.

  • Support NO programme effectiveness and strategy staff regarding Partnership recommended strategy development methodologies and best practices.

  • Coordinate standardized strategy measurement and reporting in NOs.

  • Coordinate Technical Service Operations (TSO) requests in the region to strengthen strategic oversight of technical programmes.

  • Support NO metrics Programme Support Teams (PST), Strategic Support Team (SST), Global National Office Dashboard (GNOD), Partnership Strategy scorecard and Programme Capability and Performance Review (PCPR) process.

Programme Quality and Effectiveness:

  • Ensure implementation of programming quality standards and associated Technical Programmes in NOs.

  • Ensure that relevant Programme Management approaches, including DPA as well as systems and tools are applied in programmes.

  • Ensure adequate DME competencies and processes in place in all NOs.

  • Coordinate Support implementation and effective use of key global initiatives including Horizon 3.0 and TFE to enhance NO M&E systems.

  • Ensure that LEAP 3 implementation plans are developed, shared and implemented in all NOs.

  • Ensure functional PSTs and that effective use of TSO and GTRN is established as appropriate in all NOs.

  • Ensure a functional Regional programme quality core team in place for NO peer support (e.g. health, livelihood, education, WASH, etc.),

  • Work with NOs to produce high quality impact report that demonstrate evidence of our work and that changes to programmes are implemented based on findings.

  • Ensure that Fragile Context Programming Tools and Model are applied and implemented in fragile contexts in West Africa.

  • Ensure that learning from the CAR as a Fragile Context is documented and shared with the Partnership to contribute to improving tools and enhancing models for FC.

Evidence and Collaboration with other Regional Teams:

  • Work closely with GC E&L and SOs to conduct impact and ex post evaluations.

  • Establish and strengthen linkages and networks with relevant WV communities of practice and experts, leading institutions, governments and other organizations.

  • Coordinate and support the mobilization of technical expertise across the region, ensuring effective knowledge management, and continuous improvement of programming.

Sponsorship:

  • Ensure that Sponsorship is effectively integrated in end-to-end programming processes particularly with Sectoral Teams and Technical Programmes.

  • Support enhancement of sponsorship business processes through technology and innovation.

  • Coordinate contextualization of Sponsorship field operating model for use in NOs.

  • End-to-end sponsorship processes/systems simplified and streamlined in NOs.

  • Facilitate the use of Child Monitoring information to inform programming in NOs.

Resource Development:

  • Contribute to Resource development by providing evidence of programming impact.

  • Seek project funding for PE and sponsorship enhancement and innovation.

  • Collaborate with the WAR Resource Acquisition and Management unit (RAM), NOs and SO to support resource development efforts, especially quality of programme designs.

Team Management:

  • Nurture a cohesive, focused and effective team.

  • Ensure all staff annual plans and individual performance indicators are achieved.

  • Conduct staff performance reviews of direct reports and ensure individual learning plans are achieved.

  • Develop annual business plan and ensuring that individual and team activities are within approved plan and budget.

  • Actively promote staff care practices & policies within the regional Programme Quality team and with NO counterparts.

  • Contribute and support activities that enrich and develop mutual growth in Christ in a way that promotes holistic and integrated witness in our life and work and impacts the poor and vulnerable.

  • Carry out any other additional responsibilities as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A Master’s degree in management or a social science field required

  • At least 10 years’ experience in relief and development work, out of which at least 5 years must be in a senior leadership position at national or regional level preferably in World Vision Western Africa or similar contexts.

  • Very good experience in designing technical programmes such as child protection, food security, primary health care, micro enterprises development and disaster management.

  • Very good experience in impact measurement and DME practices including LEAP 3.

  • Very good experience in strategy development and strategy monitoring processes.

  • Very good leadership and people management skills.

  • Very good analytical, quantitative and qualitative using computer programmes.

  • Very good experience in designing and facilitating technical training programmes.

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Must be people-minded and relational with WV staff at all levels.

  • Must have excellent communication skills, negotiation and conflict resolution abilities.

  • Must be grounded in biblical knowledge, particularly as it relates to the holistic Mission and calling of World Vision.

  • Demonstrated skills in designing development programmes in various religious and socio cultural contexts.

  • Demonstrated project management experience.

  • Demonstrated competencies in monitoring and evaluation including the accompanying MIS and Horizon.

  • Excellent facilitation, negotiation, coordination and networking skills at all levels.

  • Understanding of various Western Africa contexts through experience working in the region.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Persuasive and passionate communication skills with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.

  • Evidence of advanced knowledge and skills in use quantitative data analysis tools such as EPI INFO, SPSS, SAS, STATA etc. and or qualitative data analysis tools e.g. NVivo, ATLAS.ti.

  • Exposure to mobile data collection software for surveys and assessments.

  • Familiarity with global standards for metrics related to development and emergency humanitarian responses.

  • Experience in designing evaluations for integrated programmes to measure performance and impact.

  • Evidence of developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks in for community based multiple funded.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

  • Travel: Ability to travel up to 35% domestic and International.

Program Director (PHINLA)

*This position will be based in The Philippines or Sri Lanka

PURPOSE OF POSITION

Program Director oversees the implementation of all aspects of the program in the three countries together with the management of WV Germany, in-country project coordination teams composed of leadership from three WV National offices (Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka) and three partner NGOs. Management duties will include budget administration and monitoring, staff management, and responsibility for daily operations, carrying out policies and programs as related to both daily and strategic interests in consultation with the country project coordination team.The program manager is responsible for the close cooperation with and among all country implementors and diverse stakeholders upon synergies. He/she initiates government meetings and supports further advocacy efforts. He/she overseas the accurate implementation of projects at national and cross-border level in alignment with the overall program. He/she is responsible to review and compile narrative reports - reporting back to WV Germany upon donor regulations. He/she ensure the objectives are met and activities are implemented in accordance to program work plans and contract agreements.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Overall Management and Leadership

  • Provide line management for project coordinators in each country, M&E Manager, and Finance Manager, including performance management, coaching and capacity building

  • Ensure the achievement of overall objectives and oversee responsibilities of the implementing organizations and smooth implementation of program activities.

Networking and Coordination

  • Lead and Represent the Program to internal and external stakeholdersat regional and globallevel;bringing the correct messages about Organization’s stance, causes, and work.

  • Together with the project coordinators and in-country project management team, maintain partnerships with multi-sectoral stakeholders such as government line agencies, academe, private companies in the field of solid waste management and labor market to facilitate and promote an environment (virtual and physical) in which peer-learning and experience-sharing can occur and raise the profile of the project.

  • The Program Director is responsible to initiate and support macro level approaches with existing and potential stakeholders within a multi-sectoral environment and ensures committees are strengthened and program beneficiaries and initiators are represented in relevant forums

  • Develop robust networks and excellent relationships with Government, Heads of international and local NGOs, and UN institutions, FBOs, in support of key advocacy messages and to increase understanding and support for the program.

  • Work closely with the WV regional office and support office in relation to knowledge sharing and collaborative learning between the GC, APRO and NO.

Strategy Development and Planning

  • Ensure that program priorities and approaches (vis-à-vis Design Document and Annual Operating Plan) are based on community and partners’ capacities, needs, resources and opportunities and in alignment with the proposal and other established standards

  • Works together with the three project coordinators in each country throughout the implementation upon commonly developed work plans along the budgets and Log- Frames while not sacrificing the strategic direction of the project.

  • Provide a strategic link between the three countries to ensure effective communication and mutual support and maximize the achievement of the program overall objectives.

Accountability and Quality Assurance

  • Conduct regular field monitoring in the 3 countries to ensure implementation in alignment with proposal, technical standard, and BMZ/WV Standards.

  • Ensure that the processes of planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in 3 countries are performed on time and with high quality from inception to project closeout

  • Ensure availability of resources needed (people, funding and technical support) for the program implementation.

  • In partnership with the Program M&E Manager, facilitate and monitor the operations teams reporting requirements to donors are in alignment with ministry and donor requirement and standards.

  • Manage operational risk and facilitate the removal of constraints that inhibit team innovation and are a barrier to team performance and results

  • Coordinates the three teams build out of 6 partners through close work relations physically and virtually. Plans and facilitates meetings with the project coordinators and ensures further cross-border and in-country cooperation are being held/implemented

  • Adaptive management for effective and efficient program implementation

Financial Management

  • Leads and oversees the implementing activities are in accordance with program or activity and budgets.

  • Closely liaise and consults with program finance manager

Capacity Building

  • Ensure for technical coherence and consistent approach in the capacity building of all program staff, enhancing their commitment, character, competence, and critical thinking.

  • The program director will work with his direct reportees to ensure that capacity building plans are in place to enable staff to meet their respective goals.

  • Promote ongoing reflection and learning among staff in the three countries (virtual and physical)

  • Develop dynamic organizational culture for the program that conveys the principles of a “Learning Organization” and applies principles of our Core Documents, policies, manuals, and procedures.

  • Coordinate with project coordinators to disseminate lessons learned of program implementation with communities, development partners and other WV Partnership stakeholdersin regional and global level.

Resource Acquisition and Management

  • Identify new funding opportunities for program replication or scale up.

Facilitate appropriate and effective operations input into the development of funding proposal and concepts, ensuring they are contextually appropriate and operationally achievable

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Advanced degree in environmental science/engineering, the social sciences, or other related degree

  • 5+ years of experience managing environmental, international development and/or civil society projects (livelihood).

  • Strong leadership skills with ability to assign tasks and supervise delegated work of remote staff in other countries.

  • Previous experience or understanding the contexts of solid waste management/ livelihood developments. Familiarity with working on solid waste management/and or livelihood in either of the three Asian countries is desirable.

  • Proven Institutional donor funded project management skills with experience managing multiple projects and/or working for an international Nonprofit organization.

  • Proficiency in English (must be perfect)

  • German skills would be an asset

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Firm with virtual and remote partnering

  • Prior experience on BMZ funded projects would be an asset

  • Possess the ability to interpret laws, rules and regulations governing solid waste and other environmental codes and in determining that information listed is accurate.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and mentoring skills to work effectively with partners/clients

  • A track record that demonstrates energy and creativity, and the ability to successfully prioritize and manage competing priorities.

  • Demonstrated success in project planning, financial management, program monitoring, report writing, and identifying and procuring technical assistance.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentation skills.

  • Experience in governmental/ private sector advocacy approaches

  • Experience in virtual and remote management (tools and methodologies)

  • Excellent language skills in English (German would been an asset)

  • Strong communication and networking skills within a multi-sectoral environment

  • Readiness to creatively encourage further development opportunities towards up-scale

  • Strong personal and motivational skills to encourage ownership processes among staff and beneficiaries

  • Readiness to live and travel frequently within the region

  • Strong personal skills to drive and steer the remote staff group of 50 together with committee members

  • Intercultural sensitivity in promoting a healthy work environment within multi-disciplinary teams of diverse backgrounds

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

Syria Head of Programmes

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision International’s Whole of Syria Office is seeking a qualified and highly motivated individual to proactively drive the consolidation, expansion and quality implementation of World Vision’s humanitarian response to the situation in Syria and inside Turkey.

Under the direction of the Syria Response Manager, the Head of Programmes will lead the teams of Programmes, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) and technical advisors to ensure high quality of programming, strong proposal designs that are in line with the Syria and Turkey response objectives and donor priorities and sound monitoring and evaluation systems in place. S/He will directly support Programs, MEAL and technical staff at area-office level collaborate with all other World Vision departments (Operations, Finance, Human Resources, Support Services, etc), liaise internally with the World Vision Partnership and with external stakeholders, and ensure all World Vision’s programs and proposals maintain high standards, in line with World Vision (WV) and international standards.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Syria & Turkey Program Strategy:

  • Work closely with Syria Response Manager and collaboratively within WV to develop strategic workstreams, including but not limited to areas of operation, sectors, approaches, accountability etc.

  • Ensure WV is positioned as one of the leading humanitarian actors in Syria and in Turkey, operating according to minimum standards in a conflict sensitive manner according to humanitarian principles.

Program Design and Quality Assurance:

  • Ensure all core sectors have sector technical strategies in place, looking for opportunities to integrate. Ensure that these are accessible and well communicated internally.

  • Ensure WV focusses on meeting the needs of the most vulnerable children in the Syria crisis (inside Syria and Turkey).

  • Ensure WV Syria has an approach to inclusion that results in WV resources supporting those in most severe need,

  • Ensure technical approaches and strategies are evidence based and linked to WV project models and child wellbeing.

  • Ensure the quality, consistency, clarity, and strategy alignment of all proposals submitted.

  • Ensure that the field teams are trained and receive required technical assistance for quality implementation of technical approaches and models relevant to the local context.

  • Provide strategic management to technical expert team to ensure that the program standards are met and technical models are consistent with the strategic goals.

  • Ensure that learning is incorporated into programme design.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning:

  • Fully responsible for the implementation of the program monitoring system including external and internal reporting.

  • Manage MEAL team to plan, implement, analyse and share findings from assessments and program monitoring.

  • Ensure that MEAL team in sufficiently staffed and has the capacity to administer monitoring and evaluations of all projects in Syria and Turkey implementations areas.

  • Support the strengthening of the contextual design and implementation of accountability mechanisms for programs in Syria, ensuring that the design of programs takes local capacities into account, builds on them and maximizes community participation.

  • Assist with the development and support the implementation of community consultation and information provision mechanisms.

  • Integrate data from complaints and feedback mechanisms into internal and external reporting.

  • Ensure tracking of beneficiary numbers and easily analyzed data is available on request. Ensure data is turned into easily communicable information that can inform design and management changes.

  • Ensure WV is compliant with data protection standards when managing beneficiary data.

  • Ensure WV can undertake periodic total reach reporting, disaggregated by age, gender, area, sector etc.

  • Compile and analyze relevant information to inform programme design, programme management, operational improvement and promote learning.

  • Ensure learning is communicated clearly and succinctly to SMT/department heads.

Grant Acquisition and Management:

  • Accountable for the design and development and submissions of proposals to donors in line with WV Syria and Turkey strategy. GAM Manager to lead process.

  • Ensure the input from various WV departments for comprehensive programme design.

  • Manage relationship with WV Support Offices, keeping them up to date and informed in a constructive collaborative relationship.

  • Lead on pre-positioning with selected key donors for strategy and proposal alignment.

  • Serve as donor focal point on funded grants.

  • Monitor implementation of the grant, ensure the GAM team leads the Grant Health Tracker process, compile reports to donor and SO.

  • Ensure grant management issues escalated to SMT for urgent action where appropriate, tracking action to get grant on track.

External Engagement:

  • Represent WV externally with SNGO, INGO, UN and donors, and proactively engage in WOS and Turkey coordination meetings as appropriate.

  • Ensure that key staff have constructive strategically relationships with their appropriate counterparts (e.g. cluster, donor) and that the relationship is utilized for the benefit of WV and beneficiaries.

Management:

  • Lead by example as member of SMT, working with other department heads to ensure a positive and constructive working environment within the office.

  • Overall management and capacity building of GAM, MEAL and Technical staff. Direct line reports approx. 6, wider team 20-30.

  • Link in with other SMT members/head of department to ensure that the wider team is trained and capacitated to provide appropriate inputs to the programs functions in their implementation activities.

  • Serve as OIC in absence of Syria Response Manager, upon request.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Masters Degree in relevant area (Int’l Development, Humanities, Social Work, Business Administration, etc) OR Bachelor's degree with equivalent senior level work experience (4 years).

  • Work experience in international relief and development in various geographical areas, or extensive experience in one area; 10 years +

  • Prior senior leadership experience in a humanitarian organization.

  • Proven track record acquiring and/or managing grants from UN, Private or Government agencies, institutional foundations or major individuals preferred.

  • Field experience of managing MEAL related business processes and technical teams.

  • Experience in program development and management, NGO fundraising and/or donor relations.

  • Robust understanding of international humanitarian architecture and proven track record of achieving results through external engagement and collaboration.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience designing / implementing humanitarian programs in Syria.

  • Understanding of the Whole of Syria coordination structure and systems, and a good grasp of the broader aid architecture.

  • Strong writing skills with a focus on clarity, brevity and research.

  • Monitoring and evaluation knowledge.

  • Public speaking and meeting facilitation skills.

  • Technically conversant in either Education, Health, Child Protection, WASH, Youth Empowerment, or Gender Equality.

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office, Google Platforms.

  • Strong planning and time management skills.

  • Design experience with communication materials.

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

  • Knowledge of Syrian Crisis.

  • Work experience in the Middle East.

  • Arabic language skills (Preferred).

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), VisionFund Zambia

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

  • Lead the Micro Finance Institution (MFI), building an organization that honors Christian values by positively impacting the lives of many families and children through the delivery of appropriate financial services and training with a particular focus on the rural areas of Zambia.

  • Create a self-sustaining business with strong foundations (people, process, systems) that is capable of growing while managing risks.

  • Manage an effective and efficient operation, delivering to challenging financial and social performance targets.

  • Work closely with WV to develop integrated livelihoods programmes, and thereby obtain funding from the partnership and donors to grow the operation.

  • Finally, to deal with all regulatory issues and lead the organization through the process of conversion into regulated deposit taking institution in the near future.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Mission & Purpose & Business Acumen:

  • Ensure that the vision, and mission, purpose, goals, objectives, outputs and policies set by the Board and approved by VisionFund International (VFI) are fully implemented, complied with and met.

  • Delivery on child impact targets.

  • Develops, monitors and implements short and long term business plan.

  • Reports to the board using standard reporting templates on a regular basis.

  • Develops and deliver on key performance indicators for VisionFund Zambia (VFZ).

  • Develops and implements strategic plan.

  • Ensures the culture of the whole organization reflects its mission and vision.

  • Develops, monitors and implements short and long term business plan

  • Develops key performance indicators as per VFI and Board guidelines.

  • Ensure that the plans are cascaded to implementation groups and staff.

  • Reports plan compliance regularly.

  • Prepare monthly reports as required.

  • Leads the institution in developing and then achieving the targets as defined and agreed in the business plans, as well as in accomplishing VFZ’s strategic goals.

Fundraising:

Fund Sourcing

  • Negotiates effectively with creditors, grant bodies and other financial institutions.

  • Ensure compliance with conditions and reporting requirements.

  • Diligently manage and close grants and related projects.

  • Follow up with open grant audit issues.

Finance Management:

  • Ensures that annual financial projections, reports and budget are prepared for the board on time.

  • Recommends yearly budget for Board approval and prudently manages VFZ’s resources within those budget guidelines.

  • Ensures that effective and efficient financial management system is installed and maintained.

  • VFZ is profitable.

Risk Management:

  • Ensures that all loans are prudently disbursed.

  • Ensures savings products are effectively priced and delivered (subject to MFI board approval).

  • Ensures that effective internal control and risk management system is established and maintained.

  • Ensures effective liquidity management.

  • Ensure effective banking and financial systems are in place and are regularly updated.

Integration:

Effective integration with WV& VFI and effective promotion of the organization Relations.

  • Ensure at national office and branch level integration strategies are fully understood, communicated and practiced.

  • Actively promote joint livelihoods projects with World Vision.

  • Ensures that both VFI and VFZ and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in strong, positive image.

  • Develops networks and strategic alliances to positively influence the economic policies.

People, Leadership & Culture:

Institutional strengthening and capacity building:

  • Provide effective Christ centered leadership & Culture.

  • Ensure recruitment of competent senior and middle management.

  • Ensures effective staff development, succession planning and performance management systems are in place at all levels. & Compensation & benefits.

  • Approves and confirms staff appointment, promotion, demotion, termination and transfer.

  • Embedding of People & Culture policies & procedures.

  • Ensure recruitment of competent senior and middle management.

  • Ensures effective staff development, succession planning and performance management systems are in place at all levels.

  • Key Responsibility to create an environment where talent thrive, staff are engaged & Motivated and a culture is embedded.

Policy Compliance:

Policy formulation and compliance to local regulations and VFI policies.

  • Formulates and implements guidelines, procedures, internal regulations that are consistent with the policies set forth by the Board of Directors, VFI and the industry regulators.

  • Ensures that the institution complies with the requirements of the Central Bank other regulators and all VFI policies..

  • Prepares the MFI for new regulations.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Minimum a Masters degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Management or some other related field.

  • Must have at least ten years of working experience in senior management in a combination of the following: micro-enterprise lending organization, banking institution, a progressive corporate environment, international business, agricultural economics/development, or economic and business development institution.

  • Must have a clear understanding of micro finance industry and technology.

  • Must have worked experience in regulatory environment and better with institution that intermediate savings.

  • Determined personality with initiative, perseverance and the ability to motivate and manage a team.

  • Capability and willingness to lead the organization forward.

  • Ready to comply and live up to and in accordance with the organization Ideals and Core Values.

  • Be a good trainer, facilitator, mentor, and coach.

  • Very good communication and marketing skills.

  • Very good knowledge in economic and financial topics.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

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

  • Attend and lead daily devotions.

Working Environment/Travel:

  • Office environment: typical office based and frequent travel to fields (40% traveling and 60% office based).

  • Travel: 90% Domestic 10% international travel is desired.

  • On call: Yes in the after normal working hours.

  • Must get a work Permit if not a local staff from within the Country.

Project Director, WV Colombia

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The position of Project Director will be expected to lead and provide strategic leadership to the anticipated Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL, or the Department), cooperative agreement that will fund technical assistance project in Colombia to strengthen the capacity of governments to address child labor and/or forced labor, and violations of acceptable conditions of work. Project outcomes include: (1) improved enforcement of the legal framework and/or policies pertaining to child labor and/or forced labor, and violations of acceptable conditions of work; (2) improved assistance services for victims of child labor and/or forced labor; and (3) strengthened partnerships to accelerate progress in addressing child labor and/or forced labor, and violations of acceptable conditions of work.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

  • Research new funding opportunities and develop and write funding proposals, if second phase of the grant or cost extension is planned.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Participate, lead NGO – donor forum to represent WV, the project, and seek cooperation for joint advocacy opportunities.

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

  • Provide spiritual leadership to the grants team. Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and daily devotional meetings.

  • Serve as primary liaison to USDOL, local and national governmental authorities, local NGOs, community organizations, Facilitate learning of best practices on program’s technical areas.and other donor organizations.

  • 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.

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Minimum of five (5) years professional experience in project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of cooperative agreement and/or contract requirements (including meeting deadlines, achieving outcomes, establishing and maintaining systems for managing project operations, and overseeing the preparation and submission of required reports to donor agencies).

  • Demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining systems for managing project operations.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in a leadership role for a project addressing capacity building.

  • Demonstrated experience working on issues of child labor, forced labor, and/or acceptable conditions of work.

  • Demonstrates ability to maintain working relationships with all project stakeholders,and engages in coalition building and public-private partnership promotion.

  • Fluency in English and Spanish is required.

  • Strong presentation and report writing skills in English and Spanish is required.

  • Applicants for the cooperative agreement for Columbia: Minimum of two years of experience living and/or working in the Latin American Region.

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

  • Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program requirements, preferably DOLand/or other funding agencies.

  • 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 (country of the grant).

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

  • Familiarity with DOL programs, their history and their development; mastery of donor 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.

Preferred:

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred.

  • 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.

License, Registration/Certifications:

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

Work Environment:

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

Chief of Party, WV Burundi

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Chief of Party (COP) will have overall responsibility for the management of all project activities and staff. S/he will lead the planning and implementation of the project, overseeing all aspects (programmatic, financial, administrative, procurement, personnel, risk management) and will ensure that all project interventions are of a high quality and lead to measurable impact. This includes, but is not limited to, overseeing the annual work-plans preparation, identifying external technical support needs, ensuring that appropriate management practices are being used in project implementation and the Monitoring and Evaluation systems are being used to provide timely management information. S/he is also responsible for ensuring the security, feasibility, and sustainability of the program under his/her supervision.

The COP will manage the Consortium with Christian Aid Burundi and partners and facilitate their cooperation in developing and completing shared vision and goals; recommending policies that maximize the project’s impact, providing information about the project within the organization and ensuring activities to contribute to deliverables being carried out within all partner organizations.

The COP ensures that all programming/operations processes comply with WV Mission, Vision, Core Values and donor’s standards. S/He will strengthen accountability, programmatic integration, and ensure that all the grant objectives achieve maximum impact in for Child Well-being. The position will report to the National Director and will be based in Bujumbura, World Vision Burundi Head Office with frequent field visits to support frontline staff.

The COP bears ultimate responsibility for ensuring that grantees and sub-grantees meet EU and program requirements.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Direct and Oversee the Project Implementation:

  • Promotes excellence in planning, executions and reporting of the EU funded Health Project.

  • Promotes excellence in planning, executions and reporting of all WVB Grant programs/projects. Direct and oversee grant implementation, ensuring that all strategic objectives are met through proper design, staffing, implementation and quality assurance.

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

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

Leads Donor Engagement, Relationship Building and Communication during Projects Implementation:

  • Manage proactive and responsive relationship with EU delegate, in close collaboration with World Vision and Christian Aid Burundi staffs.

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

  • Participate, lead NGO – donor forum to represent WV, the project, and seek cooperation for joint advocacy opportunities.

  • Serve as primary liaison to donors, local and national governmental authorities, local NGOs, community organizations, Facilitate learning of best practices on program’s technical areas and other donor organizations.

Quality Assurance:

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

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

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

Human Resources:

  • Supervise staffs 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.

  • Provide spiritual leadership to the grants team. Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and daily devotional meetings.

Risk Management and Grant Close out:

  • 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.

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible experience in providing management advisory services and or managing staff and operational systems, with a minimum of three years at the international level.

  • At least 3 years of experience managing EU- or other donor-funded programs.

  • 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 (country of the grant).

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

  • Familiarity with bilateral and multilateral donors programs, their history and their development; mastery of donors 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 senior expert advisor required.

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

  • Fluency in English and French.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred.

  • Sound knowledge in monitoring and evaluation.

  • Project management skills.

  • Familiare with EU grants regulations.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

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

  • Travel: 30% Domestic/international travel is required.

  • On call: 10%