Restoring Dignity

Disasters and crises can strike anywhere. But in developing countries, the impact can be particularly devastating. Help us protect lives, restore dignity, and renew hope in the world’s toughest places, where children need us most. Is your vision our vision? 

Area Manager – SAFCER, Mozambique

*Early Warning. Contingent upon funding.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

On 14 March 2019, Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall near Mozambique Beira City, leaving devastating loss of life and large-scale destruction of assets and infrastructure in its wake. In the following days, some entire villages were submerged as flood waters rose across the central region of the country in the provinces of Sofala, Zambezia, and Manica. An estimated 1.85 million people have been affected by the cyclone and the subsequent floods within the three provinces. World Vision has established an Emergency Management Structure based in Beira (Sofala Province) for the Mozambique response in order to effectively coordinate efforts across multiple levels of the organization and through the

UN Cluster system. The Mozambique Response Plan aims to reach 150,000 affected people through the provision of support in the following sectors: WASH, Child Protection, Health and Nutrition, Food and NFIs, Livelihoods, Protection and Education.

The Area Manager (AM) Southern Africa Floods and Cyclone Emergency Response (SAFCER) – oversees/leads the Project Managers and respective Field Coordinators for the following sectors: WASH, Child Protection, Health and Nutrition, Food and NFIs, Livelihoods, Protection and Education and District Field.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide leadership to the implementation of World Vision response activities in Sofala Province, ensuring representation within wider humanitarian response coordination meetings, ensuring strong links between National Office (NO) and Response programming, and provide support to response operations.

  • To coordinate and provide leadership for timely and relevant information management within the response at the area level, working with M&E to ensure effective and efficient donor reporting and support to response communications.

  • To ensure that WV is accountable to all partners and that all work is of the highest standard, cost effective, and adheres to standards and policies of World Vision International and its donors.

  • To support the Operations Manager with operational oversight to World Vision’s emergency response activities in response to the cyclone Idai. Key areas include providing technical support to the response, supporting the teams on project implementation, information management with M&E, partner liaison and administrative tasks as required.

  • Ensure effective and efficient coordination and collaboration between District project teams, M&E unit staff, sector specialists and key NO staff to ensure high quality program implementation and field impact.

  • Ensure field needs, assessment and data analysis, local context, internal and external funding and donor priorities, are all properly integrated into WV SAFCER strategic planning.

  • Ensure Response Information Management processes are maintained and Tracking Systems/Tools are effective and efficient in coordination M&E staff and respective function focal points.

  • Facilitate programme planning process with all functions to ensure alignment with context, humanitarian needs.

  • Identify and provide timely reports to the Operations Manager and seek rapid solutions for any areas of conflict, overlap or inefficiency in the organizational structure for Programs and technical sectors, and response field operations.

  • Provide leadership and coaching in maintaining positive, constructive and supportive communication with all teams.

  • Ensure implementation of World Vision’s performance management standards and principles for direct reports and their teams.

  • Coordinate response field operations in support of Operations Manager and support project implementation team(s) in a manner that facilitates a high performance culture, openness, strong relationships, mutual support and respect, integrity and decisiveness.

  • Ensure relevant platforms for regular information sharing, dialogue, communication and working together as one team for field operations and Programs including technical advisors team.

  • In collaboration with the Operations Managers, initiate and maintain regular contact with other non-governmental organizations and donor representatives.

  • Ensure response project tracking including providing information for grants finance to maintain the response budget.

  • Support internal and external reporting requirements by supporting field operations and Programs teams with information management.

  • In collaboration with the Operations Manager that World Vision’s security policies and protocols are implemented and monitored at the Aria level.

  • Ensure Stewardship of financial resources.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • High degree or Diploma in relevant field Essential. Bachelor’s degree in a field related to humanitarian leadership, international development, engineering, economics, rural development or similar desirable. Expertise in a technical

  • sector, particularly WASH or Livelihoods is desirable.

  • Sound decision-making skills and risk management.

  • Strong planning and organizational skills and ability to prioritize.

  • Fluency in written and spoken Portuguese and English language is desirable.

  • Must be able to represent World Vision within humanitarian coordination meetings.

  • Proven experience with development or relief programme management.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English and skills in Portuguese.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • A full commitment to World Vision’s core values and humanitarian mandate.

  • Adherence to World Vision Child Protection, Code of Conduct, and Conflict of Interest policies.

  • Full adherence to security protocols.

  • Understanding of WV operations and strong field acumen.

  • Familiarity with Herat Province context; understanding of agriculture and livelihoods and WASH ideal.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 50% of the time.

Team Leader - Kurbin Area Progam

Position: Team Leader - Kurbin Area Program

Position Location: Kurbin

Application deadline: June 4, 2019

Type:Fixed term, Full-time

Purpose of Position

To lead the implementation of the Area Program focusing on integration of all program project to foster children’s well-being and encourage sustainable transformational development. Ensure the implementation of the projects in the Area Program by supporting the Deputy Program Director and the Area Program team. Focusing on viable integration of the program to foster children’s well-being and encourage sustainable transformational development.

Major Responsibilities

Area Program Implementation

  • Lead the development/review of the Plan of Actions and integration of interventions in respective Area Program in consultation with the relevant disciplines in the National Office.

  • Lead the implementation of the Program based on National Strategy and Area Plan approved by the Support Office; in close collaboration with Deputy Program Director in the National Office, communities and other stakeholders.

  • Ensure monitoring of programs in collaboration with Ministry Quality and programs team and ensure record keeping of progress against the stated objectives and indicators.

  • Monitor on monthly basis the Area Program actual expenditures and compare them with the planned expenses and review the budget if needed with Area Program Staff, Deputy Program Director and Finance Team Lead.

  • Ensure good quality semi/annual Area Program and Micro Projects reporting, in close cooperation with Ministry Quality and programs team.

  • Support Programs Team on the process of semi/annual reporting for each Technical Program.

  • Support on design concept papers/proposals on specific community needs for submission to potential donors and assist/co-operate with the Grant Acquisition & Management Unit to generate funding and assure implementation and reporting for donor funded projects.

  • Assist in the development of strategies for long-term additional interventions, in accordance with the established overall program strategy of World Vision Albania.

Staff Capacity Development, Supervision, Coaching and Mentoring

  • Supervise Area Program staff and lead them in understanding their role as well as ensuring high staff performance.

  • Ensure regular sharing of information among Area Program staff on WVA policy/procedures/management processes etc.

  • Encourage team spirit and ensure teamwork.

  • Encourage critical thinking and team reflection.

Manage Area Program Operations

  • Manage Area Program team and resources according to WVA policies and procedures and also in the most efficient and cost effective way while aiming for the highest quality operational mechanisms for the entire Area Program team.

  • Maintain close and constructive communication with National Office on implementation progress.

Representation and Positioning

  • Lead processes which aim at community participation and ownership through Community Review and Planning.

  • Network with all community actors to assure and strengthen community understanding of World Vision, values, mission and goals.

  • Network with other non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local government officials, churches/ FBOs and community leaders in the project area to ensure good collaboration and encourage partnerships.

  • Explore opportunities for funding and partnerships with different donors.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Studies in social science, or NGO leadership and management.

  • Strong team capacity building, coaching and supervision skills.

  • Creative and able to apply innovative thinking, partnership building and problem solving skills.

  • Three years of program/project management experience and experience in international development in a developing world context.

  • Experience in program assessment, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes.

  • Good understanding and already build relationship in the local level.

  • Sounds experience with faith, community based and child focused empowerment programs. Effective in written and oral communication; able to speak and write with a high standard of English.

  • Computer literacy; Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

  • Willingness to be flexible with hours when necessary and able to travel often in the field.

***While we appreciate all applications received, only those selected for the next phase of recruitment process will be contacted.

Facilitateur Livelihoods

Avis de recrutement

WORLD VISION,

ONG INTERNATIONALE CHRETIENNE

CENTREE SUR L’ENFANT

Lance un avis de recrutement pour:

Position: Facilitateur Livelihoods (1)

Localisation: Tahoua

But de la position:

Faciliter la mise en œuvre, le suivi et le rapportage du/des projet(s) technique(s) PINN (Programme Intégré de Nutrition au Niger) des AP (Area Programs) du team, en se focalisant sur le modèle de projet « Building Secure Livelihoods » et en étroite collaboration avec le facilitateur Nutrition, pour l’atteinte des objectifs du TP PINN.

Assurer que les communautés, les OCB (Organisations Communautaires de Base), les OBF (Organisations Basées sur la Foi), les services techniques déconcentrés et les autres partenaires jouent pleinement leurs rôles dans la mise en œuvre et le suivi pour accroitre de manière durable le nombre d’enfants bien nourris dans les APs du team.

Responsabilités majeures:

  1. Participer activement, sous la direction du team leader et du manager du TP PINN, au baseline et à l’évaluation périodique du TP PINN dans les AP du team.

  2. Coordonner, en collaboration avec le Facilitateur Nutrition, la préparation et la soumission des plans et budgets des projets techniques PINN du team.

  3. Faciliter la mise en œuvre des activités des projets techniques PINN du team, avec un focus sur les modèles de projets « Building Secure Livelihood » (BSL) et Citizen Voice and Action (CVA), en partenariat avec les communautés, les OCB, les OBF, les services techniques déconcentrés, etc…

  4. Assurer la disponibilité des données et informations qualitatives et quantitatives relatives aux projets techniques PINN du team pour leur entrée dans Horizon et le rapportage sur le bien-être de l’enfant.

  5. Renforcer les capacités des communautés, des familles, des enfants, OCB, des OBF, des services techniques déconcentrés sur les différentes composantes des modèles de projets BSL et CVA.

  6. Prendre part activement à la cartographie et au suivi des enfants (y compris les RC et les enfants les plus vulnérables) dans les communautés pour assurer leur participation dans la mise en œuvre et au suivi des activités du projet technique Nutrition.

  7. Participer à la gestion du parrainage dans le team pour assurer que tous les KPIs (key performance indicateurs) sont au vert pour les AP du team.

  8. Travailler, avec le team leader et le DME coordination, à l’élaboration de notes conceptuelles de projets en Nutrition intégrant le Livelihood pour accroitre les ressources des AP et faciliter l’atteinte des objectifs du TP.

  9. Préparer et soumettre au team leader avec copie au manager du TP PINN, en collaboration avec le Facilitateur Nutrition, le rapport mensuel des projets techniques PINN du team dans le délai prescrit par la Direction des Programmes. Participer à la rédaction des rapports semi-annuels et annuels des APs du team.

  10. Assurer la représentation du team aux rencontres et évènements lies a la nutrition et aux moyens de subsistance (agriculture, élevage, environnement, agro-business, épargne-crédit, assistance alimentaire) au niveau Commune et Département ou WV est invite et en rapporter au team leader.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education/Connaissances/Compétences Techniques et Expérience

  • Diplôme de Licence en agriculture, élevage, agro-industrie, économie rurale, développement rural, planification, microfinance.

  • Trois ans (3) d’expérience dans une position similaire au sein d’une ONG.

  • Expérience en assistance alimentaire, secours d’urgence, gestion des risques de désastres.

  • Très fort engagement à la mission, à la vision et aux valeurs fondamentales de World Vision.

  • Créatif et capable d’innover et de résoudre des problèmes liés à son rôle.

  • Etre capable de promouvoir un environnement de travail sain pour soi et ses collaborateurs ou l’équilibre entre vie familiale/récréative et travail est maintenu.

  • Sens des relations interpersonnelles très développé avec l’habilité à bâtir des relations personnelles au sein de l’équipe.

  • Bonne maîtrise des langues locales (Haoussa, Djerma…etc.) et niveau fonctionnel en anglais.

  • Compétences en Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes ou base de données similaire, email et programmes Internet.

  • Avoir le permis catégorie B et savoir conduire une moto DT125.

Les dossiers de candidatures, adressés au Directeur National, composés d’une lettre de motivation et d’un CV doivent se faire en ligne via le site des emplois de World Vision Niger http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-niger au plus tard le 31 mai 2019.

World Vision garantit l'égalité des chances à tous. Les candidatures féminines et celles des personnes en situation de handicap sont vivement encouragées.

Seuls les candidats retenus seront contactés.

NB: World Vision est une organisation focalisée sur l’enfant, par conséquent tout acte de candidature emporte engagement à respecter la politique de protection de l’enfant adoptée par l’institution. Aussi tout antécédent (action, coaction, ou complicité) relatif à la violence sur enfant ou aux mauvais traitements infligés à un enfant est une cause de rejet systématique du dossier du candidat en question.

NFI Distribution Assistant

Position: NFI Distribution Assistant

Report to: NFI Field Monitor

Location: West Nile

Purpose of the position:

To assist in the implementation of the various operations of the Response which include distribution of none food items in line with World Vision Uganda’s and the Partner’s mission.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Participate in community mobilization and sensitization for NFI distribution activities as and when assigned

  • Participate in beneficiary verification exercise at the registry point during NFI distribution

  • Participate in the actual NFI distributions and issuing to the beneficiaries

  • Enforce crowd control measures at the FDP during distribution

  • Take part in data entry during and after NFI distribution as and when assigned to do so.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  1. Degree in Development Studies/Social Sciences discipline or any other related field is an added advantage.

  2. List additional work experience required as a minimum qualification for this position.

  3. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel and Access).

How to apply:

Please submit your application and complete Curriculum Vitae, to Website: https://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-uganda

Address your application to the People & Culture Specialist, Recruitment, World Vision Uganda

Deadline for receiving applications is 22nd May, 2019. (Qualified natives of West Nile region are particularly encouraged to apply)

Program Officer- Nutrition Capacity Building

Purpose of the position:

The Program Officer - Nutrition Capacity Development Officer will work in collaboration and in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and other partners in support of nutrition capacity development initiatives and interventions both at the national and at the county levels. Specifically, the officer will support WVK to actively implement capacity development coordination and leadership role as accorded by the MoH Nutrition sector, as well as work with other WVK Managers in supporting internal nutrition capacity growth of the staffs

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

Capacity Development 50%

  • In liaison with MoH capacity development focal person provide coordination and technical support in implementation of Capacity Development activities

  • Lead the roll-out Capacity Development Framework and implementation/operational plan

  • Support MOH in strengthening linkages between nutrition capacity development interventions with other related national wide capacity development interventions.

  • Provide technical and programmatic support to implementation of Capacity Development work plans

  • Ensure Capacity Development interventions are implemented within schedule, plans and budget

  • WVK Nutrition team trained and mentored on core aspects such as project management, implementation and reporting

  • In collaboration with other Program Officers, and National sector Specialists and other colleagues identify staff capacity gaps, ensure training on technical areas in nutrition

Engagement, networking and fundraising (30%)

  • In liaison with Government and UNICEF capacity focal officers ensure regular coordination meetings

  • Maintain and manage relationship with donor(s) and government and other stakeholders for broader impact

  • Provide technical support to ensure that findings from capacity assessment are implemented and inform programme designs

  • Pre-position and support fundraising initiatives in collaboration with Grants Acquisition Management

  • Ensure WVK visibility and participation in Technical Working Group meetings and other relevant networks at the County and National levels.

Quality assurance for programmatic Designs, Assessments, Monitoring and Evaluation processes (15%)

  • Ensure timely and quality development, review and submission of project reports in line with donor(s) guidelines and reporting timelines

  • Ensure regular on-site monitoring and virtual support to ensure project implementation is on track

  • Ensure project documentation, reflection and learning are conducted communicate impact and project achievements are shared with donor(s), MoH and other stakeholders through reports and conference abstracts and publications in bulletins and journals

  • Create repository of key project documents

Others 5%

  • Any other duty as assigned by the Supervisor

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:

  1. Bachelors degree in Nutrition, Food security or related field with extensive programming experience in nutrition programming

  2. Demonstrate track record of working with and managing multiple partners and advocacy contribution

  3. Minimum of 5 years experience with a thorough understanding of all areas of project management cycles in a complex environment, 3 years should have been at a project/grant managerial level

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  1. MUST be registered with the Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute.

  2. Effective in written and verbal communication in English

  3. Experience in conducting surveys using Lot Quality Assurance Survey (LQAS), Open Data Kit and ENA-SMART methodologies is an added advantage.

  4. Demonstrated understanding and experience of working with Ministries of Health, Ministry of Agriculture and other structures at county and national levels and networking with other partners

Operations Manager, West Nile - Uganda

Position: Operations Manager

Report to: Associate Response Director

Location: West Nile, Uganda

Purpose of the position:

The purpose of this position is to lead the West Nile Refugee Response Operations Team, providing direction, oversight and coordination to ensure that all programs are implemented to achieve desired results while adhering to humanitarian standards processes and budgets.

Major Responsibilities:

Leadership

Provide program oversight, ensuring the program is meeting accountability and international standards, goals and implementation objectives as per program strategy;

  • Understand the needs and situation in the field and communicate these to the grants acquisition team through quarterly needs and gap analysis.

  • Ensure that all emergency response projects have clear exit or transition strategies established and implemented during project implementation period leading to sustainability of project interventions.

  • Participate in strategic organization meetings including SLT, NO strategic planning and progress review meetings.

  • Advise the Regional Operations Manager and the Senior Leadership team on the strategic direction of the emergency response.

Team Management

  • Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback via regular performances reviews

  • Supervise, hire and orient new team members as necessary

  • Provide team members with information, tools and other resources to improve performance and reach objectives

Program Management

  • Lead effective planning (including staff, procurement and budget planning), management, implementation, monitoring and reporting of all projects in close collaboration with support functions i.e. procurement, logistics, P&C Safety and Security and Administration).

  • Ensure that the plans are implemented within overall timeframes, leaving room to adapt the process as necessary, bearing in mind this is a changing context

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

  • Oversee the transition of the projects including asset, staff and stakeholder management.

Networking and Collaboration

  • Responsible for the initiation and maintenance of effective working relationships and communication with internal and external stakeholders including World Vision Uganda (WVU) staff based at NO, relevant departments and ministries of the Governments of Uganda, UN agencies and other key humanitarian agencies

  • Represent World Vision at local coordination and interagency meetings

  • Participate and provide contributions to joint agency assessments, task-force teams and workshops as required and in collaboration with the DRR Manager.

  • Ensure regular flow of communication between field sites, program office, support offices and the greater World Vision Partnership

  • Build effective working relationship with partners who represent the community beneficiaries with whom World Vision is working.

  • Negotiate, make agreements and understandings, and establish standards and working agreements.

Monitoring & Reporting

  • Facilitate effective monitoring, evaluation, documentation and reporting in line with agreed donor guidelines, templates and organizational targets and standards

  • Oversee the development of and submission of quality project reports in accordance with donor guidelines and templates.

  • Oversee the establishment of functioning programme level M&E system and utilization of the information from the M&E database; and contribute M&E data to the National Office integrated M&E database as per agreed schedule.

  • Manage grant projects information and documentation processes, and ensure effective communication of the program/project results.

  • Provide internal monthly reports (progress against planned activities, expense against estimated budget, etc) of program and grant project activities to the Regional Operations Manager as per agreed schedule

Resources Mobilization

  • Participate in project design and engagement with strategic partners to ensure quality program development

  • Build staff capacity in grant acquisition and management (fundraising and donor engagement).

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  1. Postgraduate qualification in Humanitarian Emergency Affairs, International Relations, social sciences or a related field.

  2. 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

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

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

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

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

  7. Proven analytical and problem solving abilities.

  8. Requires good interpersonal skills.

  9. Good oral and written communication skills in English.

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

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

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

How to apply:

Please submit your application and complete Curriculum Vitae, to Website: https://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-uganda

Address your application to the People & Culture Specialist, Recruitment, World Vision Uganda

Deadline for receiving applications is 26th May, 2019. (Qualified natives of West Nile region are particularly encouraged to apply)

VisionFund - Regional Insurance Lead, Asia

*Preferred position location: Myanmar. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in Asia where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

VisionFund commenced a strategic initiative to use insurance tools and techniques to help create financial safety nets for the poor. This then prevents them from falling back into poverty when shocks occur. This initiative will also help us reach more poor clients in rural and higher risk environments by creating the confidence to lend in these areas to improve their livelihoods.

This role will be the pivot point for the development of practical financial safety nets across Asia and connecting with the wider global initiatives. Therefore this the role will involve interaction with climatologists, economists, donors, insurance, IT specialists at technical and senior management levels within VisionFund and as well as outside ; but far more importantly it requires the cultural sensitivity and practical mindset to help develop solutions for the poor that work for them in their context.

The work will involve strong project management and co-ordination of many stakeholders as well as highly technical design of insurance solutions. The successful candidate will drive pragmatic implementation of insurance solutions into VisionFunds operations to create affordable financial safety nets for the borrowers. The role involves facilitation of experts towards practical conclusions, making the case for change to senior colleagues and developing persuasive approaches to bring staff and clients along.

This role will also be responsible for proposing designs of insurance projects. The job will be responsible for expanding innovative approaches to insurance services for VisionFund Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) in the region.

The role reports to the Regional Head of Asia and the Global Insurance Director. There will also be extensive reporting required to other stakeholders such as Partners.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Integration of insurance within MFIs:

  • Enhance awareness of potential for all insurance products within Asia MFI leadership.

  • Develop and then ensure a smooth implementation and integration of the insurance activities into VisionFund’s existing operations.

  • Advise and specify teams’ skills for all kinds of insurance business management.

  • Make the case for change to senior stakeholders and take staff and clients along the implementation journey to make the offering of insurance products cost effective and efficient, leveraging the existing administrative processes in the MFIs.

Insurance business growth and product development in Asia/Lacro:

  • Put together measures that would coordinate the analysis of the insurance client needs in the rural branches.

  • Drive business case analysis for different insurance product types within MFI.

  • Ensure quality product design of insurance products within the MFI.

  • 1st Approver of all insurance related service providers/provisions and insurance products in all MFIs in Asia. 2nd Approver is Global Insurance Director.

  • Ensure insurance product design activities within VFI bring to a practical and cost effective conclusion by gathering qualitative and quantitative data.

  • Through MFIs gather intelligence and ensure circulation of briefs on Asia insurance developments for clients to VFI global region and MFIs.

  • Interact effectively with a very diverse range of stakeholders serving to deliver insurance products.

  • Record and keep custody of input from highly technical specialists e.g. Professors of climatology & agricultural economics, senior insurance specialists and senior development & resilience specialists to develop solution options for MFIs.

  • Ensure inputs from other specialists is driven towards practical solutions that will work for VisionFund and for the poor.

Advocacy:

Build high net worth corporate relationships that enable:

  • advocating in the Asia region for the benefits that insurance products for VisionFund would bring to the clients of the MFIs, effective underwriting of the insurance products e.g. reinsurance relationships or agro-related companies.

  • Be responsible for ensuring insurance project design and scope is meeting the needs of the donors for project control, reporting and evidencing.

  • Be the 1st Approver of all insurance components for donor requests and project designs for insurance related projects to donors that support the VisionFund insurance program development.

Reporting:

  • Reports for VisionFund global, regional.

  • Assist local management to report to their boards on key insurance projects.

  • Be responsible for quality reports for Insurance program/project implementation within MFI and VFI Responsible for Calculation, verification and quality of Insurance claims submitted to insurance partners in region.

  • Responsible for quality of data and documents used in insurance process used in region.

Training

  • To contribute and provide imputs for training curriculum for MFI staff in charge of Insurance.

  • To conduct and deliver trainings for MFIs Staff who deal with Insurance.

  • To identify talent and potential successors for this role, among MFI staff. Coach them and identify right trainings and stretch assignments for their development.

  • To provide imputs for developing trainings to raise awareness of insurance among clients in Asia.

  • To conduct and deliver various types of insurance trainings to insurance clients.

  • To develop required training about characteristics of insurance products in accordance with regulators’ requirements and deliver it to clients.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A minimum of under-graduate level education in mathematics or business or finance or international development.

  • Trained in project/program management (preferably in a grant funded context) or experienced manager with a proven track record in project delivery in developing countries.

  • Significant professional knowledge of microfinance and micro insurance.

  • Knowledge of personal lines insurance such as life and health.

  • Excellent understanding of core banking systems.

  • Strong report writing skills.

  • Highly numerate, proficient in the use of spreadsheet models.

  • Good inter-personal and cross-cultural skills to cope with a very diverse stakeholder group9.

  • The role requires hands on experience in microfinance and ideally in microinsurance specialized in personal lines (health, life, personal accident).

  • Proven ability to influence senior leaders regarding products and business plans.

  • Experience of microinsurance products in both development and operation.

  • Experience of the implementation of new microfinance products.

  • Hands on experience of dealing with microfinance clients.

  • Track record of successful project implementations.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Membership of an insurance based professional body would be an advantage.

  • Postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject is preferred, or equivalent experience/knowledge gained in a work situation e.g. as an Economic development specialist or Microfinance professional.

  • Matrix management experience.

  • An insurance specialist with experience of running grant financed development projects.

  • Track record of donor-funded project implementation.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

  • The position is based in Asia.

Response Security Group - Global Security Advisor

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Primary role; to design and implement security structures for World Vision International (WVI) Disasters Managements (DM) - Humanitarian Emergency Affairs (HEA) response operations in medium to high risk conflict and fragile contexts in alignment with WVI security policies and procedures that will allow WVI to deliver humanitarian aid & relief programmes securely and in a timely manner while maximizing staff safety.

Secondary role; when directed provide direct and indirect security support across the WVI partnership to include; security incident management and investigations, technical security advice and training, security context analysis, and crisis management.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy Development:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of global security strategies for humanitarian emergency response operations. Ensure security management procedures are in alignment with WV Security policy and international best practice.

  • Collaborate with Response Directors to ensure that the response security strategy is appropriately aligned with the Office of Corporate Security (OCS) regional priorities.

Operational Support:

Initial Global Response Operations

  • Deploy as a member of the Global Rapid Response Team (GRRT) in accordance with the WVI Emergency Management System (EMS) in order to establish initial response operations.

  • Provide sound technical assistance to humanitarian response senior management teams in the assessment of security risks and the development of security planning to mitigate assessed threats in accordance with the Terms of Reference as outlined in the WVI EMS manual.

Sustaining Global Response Operations:

  • Deploy to WV operational areas to provide initial security management in emergency situations and to augment existing security management structures as required. Provide guidance for Response Security Managers as required.

  • Review Security Risk Ratings with OCS Analysis Unit and assist in the development of mitigation strategies for responses that are compliant with WV’s Core Security Requirements (CSR).

  • Assess capacity & operational gaps WV’s Core Security Requirements (CSR) in DM-HEA Reponses and develop work plans to implement mitigation strategies in collaboration with Response Security Managers.

  • Support crisis management and business continuity including impact analyses to accurately define critical time-sensitive security activities and assist the design, development, and documentation of work area recovery plans.

Technical Support:

  • Provide ongoing technical support to the DM-HEA Response Security Managers and National Security Managers in the assessment of security risks and the development of security planning to mitigate assessed threats in WV operations.

  • Provide support in the development of operational security and contingency plans as requested by the Office of Corporate OCS, Director of Operations.

  • Work closely with Regional Security Directors and Response Security Managers to provide independent assessment of ‘Medium – High Risk’ response contexts and the application of WV’s security risk rating system.

  • Assist in providing civil-military-police operations policy oversight and technical support to Regional/National senior leadership.

  • Contribute to development of global policies, guidelines and standards relating to security management and provide leadership in contextualizing and mainstreaming them within WV’s global operations.

  • Provide technical support and oversight of incident case management and provision of after action reviews/lessons learned exercises and security investigations for complex and serious cases and ensure knowledge capture.

Capacity Building:

  • Assist in the assessment, development and implementation of global capacity building plan for security management in the context of HEA responses.

  • Engage with Response Managers and HEA staff to raise the awareness of security management as per WV Corporate Security policies.

  • Identify, share / facilitate access to security tools, resources and materials as well as learning and support opportunities for Regional & National Offices. These may include facilitating and conducting training, engagement of trainers, establishing institutional links, identifying opportunities for staff exchange or mentoring.

  • Identify and mentor staff as future Response Security Managers.

Internal/External Liaison & Coordination:

Internal

  • Regular liaison with Response Managers, Response Security Managers (RSM), Regional Security Directors (RSD’s) and other key stakeholders.

  • Act as a strategic link for the promotion of security assessment & planning standards connecting National Offices, Regional Offices, Support Offices and Global Centre.

  • Regularly liaise with WV security network on emerging security issues and provide analysis on potential impact on WV operations.

  • Actively contribute to partnership forums, working Groups and networks related to security management.

  • Work closely with members of the Corporate Security team promoting mutual learning, support and accountability.

External

  • Regular liaison with the United Nations (UN) security departments, other INGO security departments and agencies to include international security forums and security centers of excellence to develop best practices and lessons learned.

Knowledge Management:

  • Participate in the process of continuous learning on international best practice in security management & analysis and identify tools and processes that can be implemented into WV operations globally.

  • Encourage mutual learning on security management issues within the region and globally.

  • Assist in the facilitation of and coordination of global security information sharing forum/network that promotes the embedding of security information management into all layers of WV’s programmes.

  • Facilitate the documentation of best practices and contribute to the community of practice and centre of excellence.

General:

  • Support activities that will enrich and develop World Vision’s Core Values.

  • Practice an inclusive leadership style that will be a role model for staff, peers and others.

  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Partnership Leader.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree in Security Management, Risk Management, Strategic Studies, International Relations or Emergency Management. (General Management studies also considered).

  • Previous experience in the professional security arena (INGO, Corporate, Military, Law Enforcement, or Emergency Services).

  • Sound knowledge of INGO security practices with proven experience in Security Risk Assessments (SRA), security planning and crises management in the humanitarian context.

  • Understanding of setting threat or risk levels for specific contexts, considering the strategic and tactical situation as applied to humanitarian response operations.

  • Internationally recognized qualifications in Risk Management or Business Continuity would be an advantage.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree in Security Management, Risk Management, Strategic Studies, International Relations or Emergency Management. General Management studies also considered.

  • Previous experience in the professional security arena (INGO, Corporate, Military, Law Enforcement, or Emergency Services).

  • Sound knowledge of INGO security practices with proven experience in Security Risk Assessments (SRA), security planning and crises management in the humanitarian context.

  • 5+ yrs in a relevant security management role in INGO, Private or Govt Sectors.

  • International security management experience in humanitarian disaster responses.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel internationally up to 40% of the time.

  • Must be prepared to travel to ‘high risk’ security environments at short notice.

  • Will be expected to manage high stress security events.

  • Flexibility in work hours is expected.

Senior Program Officer

Senior Program Officer

Purpose of the position:

The position will lead in grant acquisition and management of a grant portfolio. Actively build donor relationship in support of acquisition. The job holder will lead program and proposal development and design for high-value, competitive, complex funding opportunities, in line with WVSom strategy. S/he will help with the review monthly, quarterly and annual reports for submission to donors and SOs ensuring quality compliance and donor satisfaction. The position will also support the creation and promotion of strategic alliances with donors, multilateral agencies, and other NGOs for purposes of resources mobilization.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Programming & Proposal Development (Grants’ Acquisition)

  • Grant Management & Compliance

  • External Engagement and competitive intelligence gathering

  • Field support

  • Knowledge Transfer/ Knowledge Management

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Education: Master’s Degree in Development studies or related field

  • Experience: 5 years programming experience in a grant funded humanitarian or development program. Preferably with one or two previous assignments in a fragile context.

  • Training in humanitarian standards is desirable with specific training in donor requirements e.g. OFDA, DFID, CIDA, DANIDA and Europe Aid.

  • Proven experience in networking with donors and partners to bring about funding opportunities.

  • Demonstrated ability to mobilize cross-functional proposal team (technical, ops, field, finance, M&E, Regional/HQ) with right staff at the right time to meet even the tightest deadlines. Can also effectively mobilize multi-partner proposal development teams.

  • Demonstrate ability to establish and cultivate strong, collaborative relationships

  • Strong writing skills.

Working Environment

  • Work environment: Office-based

  • Travel: No travel is required.

On call: Yes

Compliance Assistant

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Compliance Assistant - Erbil

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To support the food voucher project in ensuring compliance of processes, systems and implementation as per donor and World Vision standard. The position ensures accuracy of all reports including quantitative reports and making use of standard checklists. The position gives assurance that distribution processes, reports, shop monitoring are meeting the standards.

The holder of the position should communicate World Vision’s ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Visit the distribution sites during the distribution days and work on the Distribution center visit report. And ensure the distribution process is comply with the WV standards.

  • Visit the contracted shops during the distribution days to ensure with the redemption process and availability of all the food items in the shop by working on WV’s shop monitor report.

  • Review all distribution records ( beneficiary distribution Lists, Distribution plans etc.) to ensure they match distribution reports

  • Check all the project’s records/reports (DDR, Pre DLs, Card issuance notes, ledger)

  • Make sure of use of standard checklist to ensure all documentation and backup of project documents are available

  • Review all statistical reports ( CTS, monthly distribution reports submitted to WFP) submitted to donor, WFP and World Vision FPMG, to ensure they are accurate and meeting expected requirements

  • Ensure the project is audit proof through consistently making use of checklist to ensure adherence to standards

  • Ensure the following systems are compiling and producing accurate reports-, CTS system, distribution processes

  • Share the compliance report with the compliance officer on weekly basis

  • Ensure close follow ups of teams that they are implanting the recommendations of WV

  • Perform any other duties as required by the Project Compliance officer.

Other desired Competencies/Attributes

  • Previous exposure to compliance/audit

  • Analytical and key to details.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Statistics or any other related course from a recognized University.

  • Experience in relevant fields.

  • Good written and oral English communication skills.

  • Good written and oral communication skills

  • Must be assertive/firm.

  • Must have strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills with an attention to details.

  • Requires the ability to effectively present concepts to lay users in various settings and by various means (verbal and written).

  • Requires strong communication skills to interact with all levels of staff and management.

  • Must be able to work effectively with a diverse team.

  • Requires the ability to work under pressure and on multiple tasks.

Work Environment

Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.

  • Office environment: typical field based

  • Travel: Domestic travel is required.

  • On call: During normal working hours unless there is an emergency

World Vision is an equal-opportunity employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce and welcomes and supports all employees to achieve the maximum extent of their potential. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.