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Director, People & Culture (HR) - WV India

*This position is available only to Indian National. No relocation available.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Provide leadership and strategic management for all aspects of People & Culture (HR) and organizational development functions. It provides strategic input and support to the National Office (NO) and Senior Leadership Teams in order to achieve the Global strategy and WV India’s mission.

Lead and facilitate the development of a highly effective and strategic P&C function to ensure the organization has the right structure, culture and talent needed to deliver on its objectives. play a key role in assessing internal and external environment in the workplace demands to ensure a proper change management and organizational culture approach, that considers national socio-political context, disasters, and lead actions on attracting and retaining qualified work force, new organizational initiatives towards efficiency and effectiveness and increasing need for higher levels of accountabilities to support new funding streams and diverse programs.

The P&C Director position will lead strategic thinking and implementation of World Vision India’s P&C plans consistent with the Country strategy and Partnership’s LEADER P&C strategy. This position will support the Senior Management Team and the Governance leadership of the organization to execute organizational strategies, goals and priorities with World Vision’s vision, mission and values with excellence.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership and Strategy:

  • Advice and support NO People and Culture in their leadership and engagement on matters related to Human Resource Management and Organizational Development.

  • Strategic business partnering with the Leadership at all levels in creating a culture of transformational leadership.

  • Advise and support the Leadership on all aspects relating to Human Resource Management, Leadership & Development and Organizational Development to create an enabling environment and increase people’s productivity.

  • Collaborate with NO SMT in setting up and management of performance accountability systems and HR balance scorecard in consultation with all relevant stakeholders.

  • Practice servant hood and provide spiritual leadership to the team & beyond being a role model.

  • Provide leadership in recruitment of senior leadership positions by working closely with the region and board as and when needed.

  • Responsible to develop WV India P&C priorities and plans ensuring that regional & national priorities are integrated and prioritized.

  • Lead the development and implementation of P&C secondary strategy and business plan in support of and in alignment with Country, Regional (including sub strategies) and LEADER strategy and priorities.

  • Provide leadership to development and implementation of organization wide communication and change management plan during transition.

  • Develop strategic work force plan for the organization to deliver the country strategy.

Quality Assurance/Risk Management:

  • Leads NO People & Culture review and assist NO in creating risk mitigation implementation plan related to P&C based on GC Internal Audit recommendations related to P&C.

  • Leads, monitor and evaluate the progress of human resources management practices ensuring compliance with WVI partnership standards, policies and procedures. Advises and supports in addressing gaps/issues in P&C practices as necessary and appropriate.

  • Contribute and support the organizational culture climate audits and engage NO leaders in mitigating risks in people management.

  • Support the development, implementation and compliance of LEADER Scorecard / Core Competencies in alignment with Country goals and priorities.

Organization Culture and Change:

  • Leadership development programs are in place that produce cultural alignment, build leadership skills and develop behaviors consistent with WV India values and expectations of leaders.

  • Culture Management plans are in place across divisions and are focused on strategic behaviors and capabilities.

  • Organization Development initiatives reflect excellent changes management principles to gain traction and make lasting organization wide change.

  • Ability to manage small and large scale changes working very closely with Leadership Team.

  • Has an in-depth understanding of Organizational Designs and workforce planning.

Employee Engagement:

  • Facilitate the development of contextualized orientation materials and programs for new hires that create an enhanced understanding of WV mission, culture, policies, procedures and protocol.

  • Open and productive relationships exist between management and employees. Processes are provided to effectively assist in equitably addressing workplace issues.

  • Compensation and benefits are targeted at the level necessary to attract, retain and motivate quality people within the relevant comparator market by implementing Partnership Total Rewards philosophy.

  • Review and facilitate staff care programs that relate to stress and support managers in their plans to ensure minimum stress within WV India.

  • Ability to understand and interpret WV’s Employee Engagement Tools for the benefits of WV India.

Team Development:

  • Individual learning plans are established.

  • Established clear performance indicators.

  • Regular P&C individual performance feedback.

  • Ensure positive feedback from clients (staff).

  • Meet P&C department work goals.

  • Advise on P&C,L&D, SC and OD competencies and capacity requirements at National Level.

  • Share/Facilitate access to P&C Trg resources and support opportunities.

  • Lead the assessment, development and implementation of an integrated capacity building based on Organisational priorities and strategy.

Integration of P&C (HR) to other Department:

  • Good working relationships with senior managers and ND, P&C regional office, Global P&C and Board.

  • Established relationship with key P&C vendors outside WV India.

  • P&C audits/culture climate survey conducted.

Professional & Personal Development:

  • Demonstrating an understanding of and commitment to World Vision’s Core Values in the approach to work and relationships.

  • Collaboration with different key working relationships.

  • Work and Life balance.

  • Personal and professional development goals consistent with World Vision’s strategic goal.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Graduate degree qualification and/or professional qualification in Organizational Development, Psychology, Development Studies, Leadership or HRD.

  • Post graduate / MBA

  • At least 5 -7 years’ experience in Organizational Development and HR development or related fields, in a complex, international organization preferably in INGO context.

  • Developed people in a cross-cultural setting and initiated and implemented organizational change at leadership level.

  • Proven leadership ability and executive presence and ability to build strong relationships with senior leaders.

  • Proven experience in Change Management and OD processes.

  • A thorough understanding of all areas of HR management and staff development, and knowledge of HR, group processes and dynamics and able to apply it in Asian context.

  • Demonstrated ability to assess, analyze and diagnose organizational realities and to use appropriate OD and performance improvement.

  • Demonstrated collaboration skills.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Significant senior level leadership experience in an international environment, preferably in India / South Asia.

  • Experience in managing HR Operations in Grant Funding Organization.

  • Understand the vision, mission of World Vision.

  • Understand the Humanitarian industry.

  • Results orientation and ability to demonstrate bottom line impact.

  • Exposure or knowledge in Grants/National Resources and Development funding models.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 15% of the time.

  • Multilingual will be most beneficial.

Project Officer I – Health – Oyam Kole Cluster

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.

Position: Project Officer I – Health – Oyam Kole Cluster

Report to: Child Sponsorship Development Facilitator

Location: Oyam District

Purpose of the position:

To implement field level programmatic activities and sponsorship performance in line with targets and partnership standards in a manner that contributes to sustained and improved child wellbeing

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Project implementation and reporting

  • Participate in planning and budgeting, preparation of work plans, implementation of planned health activities and monitoring/ reporting of progress.

  • Facilitate and monitor the implementation of planned activities and community level engagements

  • Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during planning and development meetings, workshops and other fora

  • Routinely identify local level health partners, support and facilitate them in the implementation of planned activities

  • Facilitate stakeholders and partners in supervision and monitoring of programmatic activities

  • Communicate and work with local health facilities and Community Health Workers to improve health and nutrition issues identified in the communities at least once a quarter

  • Support the collection and documentation of impact and success stories.

Community engagement and advocacy

  • Innovatively support communities including Registered Children’s (RC) households to participate and benefit from the health program development

  • Mobilize and sensitize community (RC guardians, community leaders and other community members) on health programs and issues and facilitate participation in the management of various community health and nutrition projects

  • Together with the community sponsorship and development Assistant, train the children committees in the respective parishes in advocating for their wellbeing.

  • Build the capacity of children, families and community to collectively engage local leaders on identified issues.

  • Follow-up on commitments by local leaders on improvement of the health environment and general wellbeing of children.

  • Mobilize communities to participate in the relevant child health days and celebrations such as the world breast feeding week.

  • Participate/represent world Vision Uganda in the health sector review meetings both at facility and district level

Monitoring and evaluation

  • Monitoring the health status of RCs in accordance to the minimum programming standard (once every 90 days).

  • Support development and implement integrated monitoring plan in assigned area with ADP stakeholders

  • Analyze and follow up management of RCs with health challenges

  • Compile monitoring reports for management action and participate in updating of the databases of the different health models

  • Work with CSDF to identify, train monitors and partners on health related matters.

  • Provide information on support and benefit of RCs to the CSDF to enable entry in STEP

  • Support the health facility teams to review and analyze their data for impact and relevant feedback to the community teams

  • Support the collection and documentation of impact and success stories

Child Protection and Wellbeing

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

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

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

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of a diploma or degree in nursing, nutrition, clinical medicine, public health, community health and related fields.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in community work and engagement with programming sectors (health, education, WASH)

  • Computer literate

  • Writing and reporting skills

  • Networking and influencing skills

  • Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s)

  • Passion for children.

  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliability and dependable

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

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

  • Computer literacy

  • Perform other duties as required

  • Ridding experience is a MUST

MICAH Project Manager, WV Uganda

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To provide strategic and operational leadership to the Mission to Increase Capacity and Hope (MICAH) project. MICAH is an innovative programming approach aimed at enhancing resilience and social cohesion amongst vulnerable refugee and host communities in Uganda.

The MICAH Project Manager (PM) shall lead the design and oversee the smooth start-up the MICAH program in Arua District, Uganda. The PM shall ensure that the design process leads to projects that are: technically sound, community empowering; context-relevant; engaging of other actors; aligned with ReHoPE, CRRF and other relevant plans; and provide for robust M&E. The PM shall also engage in the design as a learning process, demonstrating adaptability and ensuring that the process is clearly recorded and evaluated for further development and roll-out of MICAH.

The PM shall lead a small, field-focused team to develop the MICAH pilot projects as well as to ensure strong implementation of the seven existing projects in the MICAH program area. This will be a “hands-on” role with the PM expected to have a high level of field engagement to ensure a strong process. In addition to building strong relationships with community members and local leaders, the PM will engage key external actors within West Nile (including UNHCR/OPM officials, peer NGOs, district CAOs), key internal stakeholders (WNRR staff, key National Office, Regional Office and Support Office colleagues) and in liaison with other colleagues key Kampala-level stakeholders (including donors,

UNHCR, OPM, CRRF Secretariat).

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership:

  • Provide strategic and “hands-on” leadership to the MICAH design and implementation process.

  • Translate the overall design process of MICAH into a detailed action plan.

  • Adapt the plan accordingly, recognising that this is a learning process.

  • Engage stakeholders in the process, ensuring their strong buy-in to the MICAH concept and final project designs.

  • Represent World Vision to key stakeholders, including communities, local leaders, district-level officials, donors, peer NGOs etc.

  • Lead an evaluation of the process and provide clear recommendations for the further development of MICAH.

Program Management:

  • Lead fulltime staff, plus effectively engage other “shared” staff.

  • Based on the overall MICAH design process map, develop a clear, detailed action plan to guide the process, particularly ensuring sufficient engagement with key stakeholders.

  • Ensure that the action plan is implemented within overall timeframes, leaving room to adapt the process as necessary, bearing in mind this is a learning process.

  • Manage the design phase budget and expenditure in accordance with best practices for financial management and all relevant WVU finance and procurement procedures.

  • Provide regular feedback to key stakeholders, most notably community members

  • Oversee the development of final project documents, including budgets, in accordance with standard LEAP tools (as may be adjusted in agreement with key internal stakeholders).

  • Oversee the transition of the projects from design phase to set-up of implementation phase, including detailed implementation planning, recruitment, external engagement etc.

Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Ensure that the project designs including M&E components (baseline, indicators, resources etc) that reflect best WV practice and align with relevant external M&E frameworks (e.g. RRP, CRRF).

  • Conduct an evaluation of the design process and provide recommendations for further development and roll-out of MICAH.

External Engagement:

  • Represent MICAH with key local stakeholders, including district-level officials, UNHCR, OPM, peer NGOs etc (in close coordination with WNRR Director).

  • Represent MICAH to donors and other key stakeholders at Kampala-level (in close coordination with WVU National Director & GAM Director) for the purposes of coordination, buy-in and fundraising.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Master’s degree in International Relations and related fields or Postgraduate Diploma in Humanitarian Emergency Affairs or any other related field.

  • Experience in management and knowledge of accounting methods and procedures.

  • Clear understanding of the functioning of major UN agencies, international donors and governmental agencies in their respective programs, approaches and standards.

  • Ability to relate and represent WV to these major program partners, in a professional manner.

  • Experience in relief and development work using an approach of facilitation and empowering local communities.

  • Ability to work without supervision, and demonstrate initiative and innovation.

  • Proven analytical and problem solving abilities.

  • Requires good interpersonal skills.

  • Good oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Flexible, able to adapt style and management approaches to varied work contexts.

  • Ability to train and supervise a multi-cultural staff.

  • Must be prepared to travel and work in harsh and basic conditions.

  • Computer literate.

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

  • Attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly chapel services.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Preferred:

  • At least 5 years field experience in a developing country programming context preferably in humanitarian relief and experience working in conflict/war zones with international consortiums.

HRIS & Payroll Administration Officer

Human Resources Information System and Payroll Administration Officer

World Vision International (Rwanda) is a child-focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programmes in 24 Districts of Rwanda.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position of Human Resources Information System and Payroll Administration Officer. The position will be based in Kigali and reporting to the People and Culture (Human Resources) Director.

Purpose of the position:

The job holder is responsible for Human Resources Information System (HRIS) and payroll administration within World Vision Rwanda. He/she also provides People and Culture support as a business partner to the assigned client group in order to improve the wellbeing of the most vulnerable children

The major responsibilities include:

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected

40%

HRIS (OurPeople System) Administration

  • As the WV Rwanda OurPeople system super user, maintain and update the WVR HR data in the Our People (HRIS) system.

  • Train and assist WV Rwanda staff on the use of the OurPeople (HRIS) systems Employee Self Service and Manager Self Service options.

  • Update all the People and Culture (P&C) data in the system

  • Produce reports and analysis from the OurPeople (HRIS) System for data quality assessment and other key performance measures required by WV

  • Ensure that all available OurPeople system modules are fully in use

  • HR data maintained and updated in OurPeople system

  • OurPeople system users supported effectively

  • Timely and updated reports produced for decision making

  • All OurPeople modules are effectively utilized

  • Zero error status of OurPeople system dashboard

40%

Payroll Administration

  • Collate and review all payroll related documents in preparation for payroll processing.

  • Compile and analyse monthly WV Rwanda staff compensation and benefits data in the payroll software.

  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness payment of the monthly salaries.

  • Manage staff issues related to compensation and benefits.

  • Keep the payroll system updated at all times

  • Provide support in conducting market surveys and benchmarks that will ensure that WV Rwanda stays competitive within the labour market.

  • Prepare monthly declarations for Social Security contributions and income tax accurately and timely

  • Prepare all final payments for exiting staff

  • Process payments for casual staff and interns.

  • Accuracy and timeliness of the payroll ensured

  • The payroll system updated

  • Accuracy and timeliness of Social Security and Income tax declaration

  • Final pay for exiting staff is processed accurately and timely

20%

Recruitment and onboarding support

  • Provide support in developing workforce plans

  • Provide end to end timely and quality recruitment support to the assigned client group

  • Provide a preliminary orientation to new staff in the assigned client group

  • Effective end to end recruitment

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

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

Minimum qualifications and experience required

  • University Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management, Information Systems, or any other related field

  • A minimum of 2 years in HRIS and Payroll Administration

Minimum Technical Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent use of HR Information Systems

  • Proficiency in Systems Applications

  • Advanced knowledge on use of Payroll systems

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience in NGO

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Team player who is detail-oriented

  • Expert knowledge of local labour legislature

  • Ability to function in a cross cultural environment

  • Work experience related to financial analysis

  • Benefits and compensation analysis

How to apply:

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

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

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

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

The closing date for submission of applications is 24th March, 2018; no late applications will be accepted

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

Staff Capacity Development Coordinator

Staff Capacity Development Coordinator

Purpose of the position:

To coordinate, monitor and evaluate the implementation of staff learning & development programs and lead the roll-out of talent management initiatives in line with the WV Partnership standards and People & Culture Priorities.

Major Responsibilities:

Learning Needs Assessment

  • Conduct annual staff learning needs assessment for the entire organization to establish staff performance gaps.

  • Categorize training needs of staff based on functions and office location

  • Liaise with Line Managers to develop annual departmental training plans

  • Liaise with departmental heads to develop training budgets to be incorporated in grant proposals and National Office budgets

Learning & Development programs

  • Identify and recommend development opportunities for all categories of staff aligned to individual development plans and organizational priorities

  • Facilitate and coordinate relevant in house training programs based on identified training needs and new partnership initiatives with a special focus on field based national staff

  • Liaise with external facilitators where need be to deliver trainings and team building sessions that may require external resource facilitation.

  • Monitor quality of training and post training implementation to identify gaps/issues that require refresher sessions or a new training methodology

  • Conduct in house surveys to assess effectiveness of various training programs and monitor change in behavior and competence

  • Use training evaluation data, including documentation of lessons learned and ensure future initiatives have incorporated the learnings

  • Prepare learning & development impact reports to be shared with World Vision senior management teams and Support Offices

Performance Management

  • Conduct periodic performance management trainings for new and existing staff and Line managers

  • Communicate partnership performance management guidelines to staff and managers

  • Monitor and report on submission of performance agreements, mid-year reviews and annual reviews

  • Educate Line Managers on how to reinforce a performance aligned culture through consequence management

Recognition schemes

  • Ensure roll-out of the staff recognition scheme

  • Coordinate the annual and semi-annual nomination & selection processes

Talent & Leadership Development

  • Liaise with Departmental Heads to identify potential talent for future management and specialist positions

  • Provide guidance, frameworks and tools to Departmental Heads on talent management, career path and succession planning

  • Consolidate talent pools per function and succession plans for mission critical roles

  • Liaise with World Vision International People & Culture teams to design and coordinate Talent development initiatives

Orientation /Onboarding

  • Liaise with Managers to develop an orientation handbook that will assist new international staff to understand the Somalia culture and customs

  • Organize and coordinate a comprehensive orientation program for new staff to support their smooth onboarding in the organization.

  • In liaison with Line Managers, prepare orientation materials and packs for new staff.

  • Ensure appropriate orientation documentation is filed in personnel files

Focal Point - Learning Resources

  • Oversee the resource center and maintain a register of resources such as books, magazines, DVDs CDs that are available

  • Identify distant learning programs appropriate for relevant staff and validate authenticity of learning institutions.

  • Ensure identified facilitators in Somalia are equipped and certified to meet expected standards and quality of facilitation.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Degree in Human Resource management, Business Management or relevant field

  • Certified Trainer of Trainees as a subject matter expert

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience as a competent Training Coordinator in an International Organization

  • Passionate about people development

  • Proven ability to coach and facilitate in-house trainings in a multi-cultural environment

  • Very good interpersonal skills and ability to engage and influence at senior level

  • Very good report writing and marketing skills

  • Excellent use of PowerPoint, Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Exhibit teamwork and high levels of accountability

  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information

  • Committed to excellence with a strong focus on customer service

  • Able to work in stressful environments and effectively manage stress

  • Ability to handle multiply projects and priorities with limited supervision

Project Officer - Disaster Risk Reduction ( Mandera)

Purpose of the position:

Ensure successful implementation of the BORESHA project within Mandera County as per the proposal and provide necessary technical support, related trainings, follow-up, and guidance to the staff, targeted community members, stakeholders and partners and also provide feedback and reports to the Project Manager including National Office within stipulated timeframes with the aim of contributing to improved child wellbeing outcomes within Mandera as guided by the National Office Strategy, the L&R Technical Approach as well as the L&R Technical Program among other key documents.

Project Design, Implementation and Monitoring 50%

  • Responsible for the implementation of the all activities in the livelihoods and resilience project with focus on DRR in partnership with partners within the Consortium.

  • Contribute to effective and timely implementation of Community Led-DRR interventions and initiatives with communities and partners.

  • Mobilize and sensitize representatives from line Government ministries, County Government and other stakeholders to proactively take part in strengthening community resilience to shocks.

  • Develop and impart necessary trainings for staff, community members and partners related to DRR strategies and community based approaches.

  • Jointly with partners carry out vulnerability and capacity assessment exercises and develop and update hazard risk maps.

  • Develop and maintain networks with external actors in the Triangle and across the border on DRR, Early Warning/Early Action and emergency response/recovery.

  • Support the contingency planning process including cross border disaster preparedness and response interventions.

  • Liaise with the Project Manager, and the DRR/DM Coordinator to effectively support the project to carry out all measurements – baselines, assessments, designs, monitoring and evaluations - in accordance with WV established standards, policies and procedures.

  • Coordinate with the Project Manager and Project l M & E Officer to ensure that appropriate controls, monitoring and evaluation tools are in place and being utilized in a timely manner in the project measurement.

  • Monitor and support the timely and appropriate utilization of budgeted resources for all BORESHA project’s DRR interventions.

  • Participate in concepts and proposal development and general resource mobilization/acquisition.

Quality Assurance - Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation 30%

  • Compile the necessary monthly, quarterly and annual reports for forwarding to the Project Manager, and NO based DRR/DM Coordinator capturing the progress against approved work plans and budgets.

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

  • Regularly document success stories, key learnings/innovation for sharing across the partnership.

  • Develop context specific electronic and live media communications on community DRR activities.

  • Ensure the Project design document is updated as per DME standards.

Enhanced Empowerment & Capacity Building 15%

  • Mobilize and sensitize community for empowerment & sustainability.

  • Establish specific capacity building methodologies for effective delivery & sustainability of project interventions.

  • Build the capacity of partners on COVACA (FBOs, CBOs, DRR and EW/EA Committees).

  • Together with partners, conduct regular reflection and learning events.

Others 5%

  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Cluster Manager, and Project Manager or designees.

  • Identify and recommend opportunities for WVK to strengthen DRR initiatives in the Northern corridor

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

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

  • Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences, Disaster Management, Community Development or in a closely related field from a recognized university

  • Minimum of two years of work experience in community development and related sectors

  • Excellent Computer skills;

  • The holder of this position must be results orientated leader who is able to handle a heavy work load;

  • Knowledge on Disaster Management and Resilience Building initiatives will be an added advantage

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Excellent project management skills and a good understanding of the project life cycle – PMD Pro;

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in both English and Kiswahili

  • A team player, capable of building staff and community capacity on disaster risk management

  • Ability to take initiative, a team leader able to work with minimum supervision

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, and emotional maturity

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts

  • Working experience in implementation of disaster risk management projects or related community based projects;

  • Experience working with NGOs and ability to cross Mandera Triangle Borders will be an added advantage

District Coordinator

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbors and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

POSITION: DISTRICT COORDINATOR

Location: Bindura

Purpose of the Position

Ensure compliance to project implementation standards and guidelines, coordinate, account for, and lead the implementation of all project components ; agricultural extension , market development, nutrition , rural finance and gender mainstreaming at district of operation according to (UNFAO) and WV guidelines and policy standards. Responsible for district level coordination, stakeholder engagement, facilitating and coordinating the implementation of the programme.

Major Responsibilities.

  • Lead, develop and maintain professional district level contact and relationship with partners and stakeholders (WV projects and departments, consortium partners, Ministry of Lands and Agriculture (MOLA), and district authorities), ensuring acceptable project scope knowledge.

  • Ensure adherence to donor and to World Vision standards, guidelines, policies, and procedures.

  • Supervise and provide support to district project staff and oversee district project implementation.

  • Continuously assess the district’s performance against work plans, and theory of change, recommending any revisions/adjustments.

  • Manage day-to-day district level project related issues, working closely with the Technical Specialists, Project Partners, Finance, Administration, Human Resources, and any other support department.

  • Produce quality and timely district project reports and updates.

  • Periodically assess, inform, and advise on any district context changes and possible options to changing context.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Degree in Social Science, Development Studies, Agriculture, Economics.

  • Demonstrated +5 years coordination experience (project management, team leading, and stakeholder engagement) of a large project.

  • Good report and document production skill (quality, accurate, smart).

  • Problem solving analytical, multi-tasking, ability work under pressure, meet deadlines, team oriented, leadership, interpersonal, and decision making competencies are essential.

  • Class 4 driver’s license.

VisionFund International Regional Training Manager - Africa

*Preferred location: Nairobi, Kenya. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate within Africa where WVI/VF is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

As part of its new strategy, Building Futures Together, VisionFund seeks to deliver holistic, integrated services for increased scale of impact. Additionally, VisionFund’s re-commitment to its values and culture has identified a need to have a common understanding about how our corporate identity is manifested to clients through our MFI staff members’ values, behaviours and communications.

This is an exciting new role in VisionFund’s Africa region that will create a regional strategy for learning and development, based on robust training needs analysis in the Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) and contextualizing the global L&D standards of VisionFund for the region.

This role will manage all aspects of Technical Capacity Building in our MFIs in Africa in order to drive the behaviours and practices that will help the MFIs to achieve their double bottom line of social impact and financial sustainability.

This role will design and execute learning and development interventions (usually training) on technical topics in alignment with VisionFund International’s standardized training programmes, materials, and methodology.

This role will provide training and will work on developing capacity of; a) Front Line staff, including LOs and other branch staff, b) Middle Management including Branch Managers and Regional Managers, c) Other head office staff in MFI, d) Training Managers/Officers in MFIs. This role will have matrix management responsibility of Training Managers in the MFIs and will require a strategic thinker and skilled influencer who can ‘sell’ the value of investing in training.

The ideal candidate will be a proactive self-starter who brings knowledge and experience of both the microfinance industry and training. The impact of this role will be seen in behavioural change and skills development among MFI staff, positively impacting the double bottom line of VisionFund’s MFIs in Africa.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership and Reporting of the Learning & Development (L&D) Function in the Region:

  • Creates a strategy for learning and development for the region and proactively plans L&D for the region.

  • From the MFI leaders, gets approval and secures budget as needed for L&D activities.

  • Embeds a learning culture in the regional team and the MFIs.

  • Is a voice of influence on L&D within the microfinance industry in the region.

  • Ensures training needs assessments occur on regular basis in order to make adequate MFI and Regional Training Plans.

  • Develops a Template for Yearly Training Plan and Budget for MFIs and assists MFIs in the preparation of their Yearly Training Plan and Budget. Influences the content of plan and budget.

  • Proactively develops reports and other monitoring tools for tracking execution against plan, and measuring effectiveness of MFIs training activities.

  • Makes Monthly Reports on performance of the Training function to the Regional Team and to the Global L&D Team.

  • Creates a set of common internal and external trainings to be delivered to all MFIs in order to minimize training cost.

  • Conducts follow-up studies of all completed training to evaluate results and practise continuous improvement.

  • Assesses & validates learning interventions offered by external consultants / in-house staff in MFIs to ensure that the most effective methods of learning are used, bearing in mind VFI’s learning philosophy of 70:20:10 (70% learning

  • through doing, 20% coaching & monitoring, 10% classroom/conference training).

  • Reports proactively on the effectiveness of L&D interventions and adjusts the strategy based on the realities on the ground and changes in the external environment and overall organizational strategy.

  • Ensures that MFIs do annual training needs analysis and have Learning & Development plans for all staff.

  • Supports MFIs in determining learning priorities, roll-out plans, setting program deadlines, and ROI analytics.

  • Leads best practice sharing across the region to create a learning organization culture in the region.

  • Models best practices in learning and development activities.

  • Evaluates the MFI training needs assessments and plans, ensures they are in line with the needs of the MFI for the year, and recommends to the MFI leaders and regional leaders how the training will be delivered (in house, external, capacity building, secondment, etc).

Developing the L&D Capabilities in the MFIs:

  • Assists MFIs in recruiting training staff and matrix manages the MFIs’ training managers.

  • Participates in Performance Appraisal of Training Staff in MFIs.

  • Develops Training Capacity in MFIs. In case that there is no training unit or full time training staff within MFI, proactively identifies and trains several staff members to serve as trainers.

  • Delivers training of trainers in Africa MFIs.

  • Builds a Pool of potential part-time trainers in each MFI.

  • Develops the knowledge and skills of MFI staff in how to not only plan and run effective training but also how to assess learning needs and how to evaluate the effectiveness of training.

Hands-on Execution of Learning & Development Plan:

  • Plans, organizes and facilitates employee development projects (usually training) in alignment with VisionFund’s standardized training programmes, materials and methodology including new curricula and refresher trainings.

  • Proactively develops customized training curricula for training needs that are identified in Africa MFIs and collaborates with MFI and regional staff and subject matter experts to ensure MFI staff develop the required technical skills to ensure effective microfinance programmes.

  • Identifies the most effective mix of internal and external trainings for MFIs, always practising wise stewardship.

  • Champions the appropriate use of technology for L&D and is subject matter expert on L&D for the region.

  • Maintains updated curriculum and training records.

  • Liaises with MFI leadership teams to coordinate training events and supports financial objectives by recommending training budget items.

  • Identifies important gap areas in the MFIs and as needed designs/rolls out and provides ToT on these areas, then ensures proper roll out to the branches before handing it to operations and compliance department (for example, in the areas of rotation, bonus systems, creation of a debt collection unit, etc).

Other:

  • Uses accepted education principles, keeps up to date with L&D innovations, trends and technology and implements new L&D methods and techniques as appropriate.

  • Provides matrix management, coaching, mentoring and spiritual nurture to the training managers in MFIs, encouraging their development and providing performance feedback.

  • Represents the WV Partnership with technical donors.

  • Represents the WV Partnership with the microfinance industry in the region.

  • Carries out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Minimum education of a Bachelor’s degree and proven ability to think strategically, plan proactively, manage multiple simultaneous projects and evaluate results.

  • Knowledge of adult learning principles and experience of applying them.

  • Advanced facilitation skills to foster employee engagement in learning events.

  • In depth knowledge of microfinance industry best practice and performance drivers gained through formal study and work experience in microfinance.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including a track record of influencing, negotiating, developing people and inspiring people.

  • Demonstrated commitment to a Christ-centered life, passion for VisionFund’s mission and vision and ability to apply the Core Values.

  • Intercultural sensitivity, interdenominational sensitivity and ability to apply Biblical principles to learning and development interventions.

  • Demonstrated skill and understanding in cross cultural communications and demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and creating an inclusive environment.

  • Clear thinking and compelling communication, with ability to influence regional leaders and MFI leaders to take appropriate action to meet the learning needs.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

  • Problem solving ability and tenacity in the face of setbacks.

  • Self motivated and able to work in a virtual team.

Work experience required as a minimum for this position:

  • Previous experience of at least 5 years in a Training role.

  • Microfinance experience of at least 5 years.

  • Experience in monitoring and reporting on the effectiveness of L&D activities, with ability to proactively propose adjustments/new solutions.

  • Demonstrated proactivity and technical ability in identifying learning needs.

  • Demonstrated ability to teach and train in both formal and informal processes.

  • Demonstrated excellent analytical skills and facilitation skills.

  • Self-motivated and proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Experience organising business events, trainings, conferences, celebrations and similar.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully mentor and coach staff for performance improvement (ideally including people management experience).

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French, including for training facilitation and negotiations.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Proficiency in eLearning design software, particularly Articulate Storyline, is desirable.

  • Previous experience in financial services technical operations training in an African context.

  • Experience working and communicating at a distance in a multinational environment.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 50% of the time, mainly within the Africa region with some travel outside the region occasionally as needed.

Project Manager, WV Mauritania

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The project manager has the role of ensuring the proper functioning of the base for which he is in charge and of coordinating the national and international personnel assigned to the base, he/she is the person in charge of the setting up of the objectives at the level of the projects in the M'Berra camp and their follow-up. He / she represents World Vision Mauritania (WVMRT) at Bassikounou level with the authorities, the other actors present in the field, the humanitarian community and donors and he / she is responsible for the development of a communication policy with the partners.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinates and supervises Bassikounou teams for the achievement of set objectives (including project leaders).

  • Monitor and evaluate the progress of project achievements in close collaboration with project coordinators.

  • Proposes the necessary changes to the activities carried out in Bassikounou in close collaboration with the project coordinators to be approved by Senior Management Team (SMT) in Nouakchott.

  • Develops effective and timely planning and monitoring of project activities in the intervention area, in collaboration with the management of the mission.

  • Implements the planned activities for each project objective and ensures the implementation, monitoring and progress of each activity, in terms of good and correct management and implementation of the activities planned by the project in respect of commitments with beneficiaries and the donor.

  • Supervises the correct financial and logistical management of the project in collaboration with the administration and logistics.

  • Ensures monitoring, monitoring and evaluation of activities (develop and update monitoring tools).

  • Transmits to the IMP and the HEA Manager, all the information and the documentation of the activities, fundraising and communication needs.

  • Ensures good staff management and ensures that all technical staff actively builds and maintains technical skills necessary for the smooth running of the project.

  • Ensures the capacity building of the human resources involved in each project activity (overseeing the tasks and activities carried out by the project team, supporting ongoing and ad hoc training as needed.

  • Regularly assesses performance against objectives and project indicators.

  • Real-time sharing with Operation Manager of any change in the security environment or any security incident.

  • Follows the movements of the teams and ensures with the project coordinators and the security officer the respect of safety rules.

  • Ensure that the safety plan is well understood and applied by the entire team.

  • Is the final responsible for updating Bassikounou's security rules.

  • Create a network at Bassikounou and maintain it to receive safe information.

  • Facilitate children's learning and the formation of community-based school management structures and their functionality, and support the community and local education stakeholders to strengthen children's learning goals.

  • Ensures the definition and development of strategies, norms, and programmatic approaches in the accountability and effectiveness of the prevention, protection and rehabilitation of child / adult victims or at risk in the context of child protection in a context of 'emergency.

  • Create and manage partner relationships with the donor (UNHCR) and other partners involved in the project, communities, technical services, and local associations for their participation in implementation, monitoring, evaluation and the dissemination of the results.

  • Prepare timely and quality action plans, progress reports (monthly, quarterly, mid-project and end-project) and analyze the monthly financial reports of the project and ensure consistency with the objectives and their submission to stakeholders in a timely manner.

  • Organize and participate in meetings with partners and / or organized by the donor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Master or equivalent degree in the field of project management, community development, social.

  • Minimum 4 to 5 years’ experience in emergency humanitarian activities.

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in program / project management.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English & effective in written skills in French.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Computer skills.

  • Interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to monitor and direct.

  • Experiences in Partnership Management.

  • Knowledge of public donors, their funding and their expectations.

  • Planning skills and organization.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff, public and other stakeholders at all levels.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Based in Mberra camp with frequent field trips.

Total Rewards Analyst

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Total Rewards Specialist will ensure all US & International health & welfare and retirement programs are running efficiently, keeping abreast of trends, analyzing and making recommendations based on our Total Rewards Policy.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead all benefit renewal & implementation processes working with brokers as required.

  • Research, analyse and review current state of benefits for the organization and make recommendations for future direction of the organization which are in alignment with our Total Rewards Philosophy.

  • Ensure a smooth open enrolment process.

  • Ensure all policy documents reflect any upcoming changes to benefit programmes including WV Central, New Hire Documentation, and policy data base. Hard copy booklets.

  • Evaluating the costs, benefits and value of its of wellness programs, Health and welfare programmes, employee assistance programs and retirement programmes to determine employee value and ensuring the Total Rewards mix is relevant to WV population.

  • Formulate recommendations and justifications for the Total Rewards mix of benefits.

  • Building and maintaining relationships with health & welfare plans and retirement plan providers, to ensure proactive and comprehensive service to employees.

  • Engage and negotiate with vendors to ensure the best pricing and service.

  • Assisting employees in appealing decisions made by insurance companies, advising on ex-gratia payments.

  • Assist in all pension plan committee administration ensure WV’s interest is well represented.

  • Ensure all employees have timing communication on enrollment into benefits Audit plan programme to ensure all employees are enrolled in the appropriate plan.

  • Reviewing ongoing reporting for FSA to ensure participants are utilizing the programme in alignment with regulatory requirements.

  • Administer the relocation programme ensuring all staff are assigned to an appropriate vendor and all billing is routed to the appropriate dept.

Ongoing administration of benefits including but not limited to:

  • Leave processing

  • Death claim processing

  • Employee, and family communications

  • Pensions

Reviewing vendor invoices, reconciling with benefit department budgets, resolving conflicts, reporting on trends and concerns.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • University degree in HR or related field.

  • Minimum 8 years working in an employee benefits environment.

  • Two years in an employee facing benefits role.

  • Demonstrated technical and conceptual understanding of Health, Welfare & Wellness programs.

  • Demonstrated policy & employer communication, verbal & writing skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage large quantities of data efficiently in excel. (Intermediate Level able to work with pivot tables, if formulas and vlookups)

  • Ability to navigate other Office software products.

  • CEBS, CBP, GRP, highly regarded.