Founded 65 years ago and now working in over 90 countries, World Vision implements disaster preparedness programmes and helps build resilient communities. Our Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs team acts to save lives and alleviate suffering of disaster-affected people by implementing sustainable programmes focused on meeting immediate and long-term needs.
The location of the role will be based in any countries within Asia Pacific Region where WVI is legally registered. No relocation is provided.
PURPOSE OF POSITION
The purpose of this role is to provide strategic support to World Vision’s National Offices (NOs) in the Asia Pacific (AP) region in strengthening disaster management capacity with particular emphasis on preparedness and response capability for natural and complex humanitarian emergencies.
Contextually appropriate integration of Disaster Management in strategies, strategic guidances and other key planning documents at National and Regional levels in alignment with World Vision’s partnership DM strategy and strategic objectives.
Contribute to the development and implementation of the AP HEA strategic guidance and business plan to ensure alignment and integration with the AP regional strategy and the partnership Our Promise strategy
Support AP NOs in the development of the HEA strategic guidances and annual business plans based on the results of the annual disaster management capacity assessment and in alignment with the NO strategies, the AP HEA strategic guidances and the partnership Disaster Management (DM) standards
Contribute to the building of a strong strategic alliance with key internal stakeholders within WV’s partnership both regionally and globally to meet disaster management needs of AP NOs and support the achievement of HEA annual business plans
Facilitate inclusion of CCA and DRR objectives in HEA and/or disaster management strategic guidances, business plans and capacity building plans across the AP regions
To support to secure funding for regional AP-HEA and to provide direction & support for resource acquisition.
In cooperation with AP GAM and SOs, identify funding opportunities for AP-HEA, at the regional and NOs levels.
Translate AP HEA DM strategy into funding proposals to secure funding for the regional-based and to support similar efforts at the NO level, in line with the strategic objectives.
Identify potential collaboration with private sector for preparedness, response, recovery and risk reduction.
Work together with the AP-HEA team in the resource acquisition strategy
AP NOs have up-to-date and executable disaster preparedness plans for their top disaster risks
Coordinate and facilitate the annual disaster management capacity assessment of AP NOs through the NO DM Scorecard process or other equivalent processes
Coordinate and facilitate the development and revision of disaster preparedness plans of AP NOs in alignment with the NO strategies, the AP HEA strategic guidance, the DM standards and the NO DM Scorecard results
Facilitate joint preparedness processes between NOs in the AP region
Manage the back office support to ensure regional leadership and coordination in disaster responses across the AP region in alignment with WV partnership disaster management standards and international humanitarian standards
AP NOs have access to technical support in DM that will contribute to increased impact, influence and income
Provide technical support to AP NOs to ensure that the results of annual Disaster Management capacity assessment are utilized to inform the development of NO HEA and disaster management business plans, capacity building plans and disaster preparedness plans
Provide technical support to AP NOs in the development of the disaster preparedness plans to ensure that the plans are integrated with and supported by NO policies, procedures and operational capacity
Provide technical support to AP NOs in the areas of disaster preparedness, as well as capability building for DRR and CCA
Provide technical support to the development of Technical Approaches and Technical Programmes across NOs as needed
Provide technical support to NOs during resource acquisition processes to ensure quality of project designs, improve right measurements of outputs and impacts and position WV as a credible voice in disaster preparedness and CCA
Provide operational and capacity building support required for implementation of DM annual business plans and capacity building plans at national and regional levels
Provide coaching and mentoring to Asia Pacific Regional Disaster Management Team (RDMT) or National Disaster Management Team (NDMT) members as needed
Provide coaching and mentoring to AP NO HEA personnel as needed
Provide support to HEA/disaster management capacity building events and learning events that are organized by AP Regional HEA or NOs as needed
Proactively and strategically represent WV in relevant external engagement at regional level
Support active engagement with the UN and other international organizations, government agencies, donor agencies, faith-based organisations, media, partners and communities to enhance World Vision’s positioning of humanitarian and disaster management programming
Provide support to NOs in accessing and engaging with external persons, networks and institutions that contribute to achievement of the NO strategies and their HEA and/or disaster management strategic objectives
Develop and maintain external relations that can enhance the strengthening of WV’s capabilities in the areas of DRR and CCA
Actively and strategically represent HEA in relevant internal engagement at regional and global levels
Work collaboratively with other HEA team members in to ensure that various dimensions of Disaster Management are presented systematically to AP NOs
Work with other members of the regional teams to ensure that HEA is integrated within the wider ministry of World Vision in the regions
Engage in the HEA Community of Practice and in strategic partnership forums, working groups and networks that have a direct impact on disaster preparedness in the AP region
Support forums, working groups and networks that are organised by the AP HEA
Coordination of knowledge management in DM programming at the regional level
Lead the development and management of a joint DM Information Management System for HEA
Promote sharing of lessons learned, better practices, research and other relevant information on disaster preparedness and disaster management with emphasis on DRR and CCA
Participate in research and analysis that supports areas of Disaster Management and policy engagement within the AP region with emphasis on disaster preparedness and CCA
Contribute to relevant reports including monthly reports, project reports and annual reports
Promotion of accountability, quality and learning in DM programmes at national and regional levels
Promote the embedding of humanitarian standards, quality, accountability and learning into all dimensions of disaster management with focus on early warning and preparedness dimensions
Create opportunities for integrated programming in disaster management that promote organizational Child Well Being objectives with focus on climate change and DRR programming
Active participation in organizational spiritual life
Participate in devotions and other activities that enrich and develop mutual growth in faith and spiritual resilience
Perform any other tasks assigned by Regional HEA Director and Manager
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Bachelor’s degree qualifications and/or professional qualification in Urban Studies, Social Science, International Development, Humanitarian Leadership or relevant field
Knowledge of Humanitarian Emergency including humanitarian charter, laws and standards
Practical understanding of minimum standards in SPHERE, Red Cross Code of Conduct, People in Aid, Child Rights
Strong analytical, organizational, collaborative and facilitation skills
Proven track records in securing funding, preferably on humanitarian and disaster risk management.
Self-managed, creative and takes initiatives
At least 4 years of work experience in Humanitarian and DRR/CCA sectors
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience
Understanding of WV’s vision, mission and DM operations
Field-level experience in disaster responses and disaster preparedness programmes in Asia Pacific context
Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.