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? 

WVV AP Development Facilitator - Van Chan, Yen Bai

WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:

WVV’s Area Programs (AP) focus within one administrative district of a province which usually populated by ethnic minority people with very high rates of poverty. APs are mainly funded by sponsorship funds, and are a phased approach to development, involving clear and consistent assessment, design, implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation and reflection phases. Each AP is tailored to the needs of a specific community in alignment with WVV’s strategic priorities. WVV works closely with district and commune local authorities and local partners to implement program activities. A uniqueness of WVV’s AP approach and structure is that team members are based at district level where the AP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis.

Under each AP, there will be 6-8 staff, including one AP manager, one Sponsorship Facilitator, one Finance Officer/Bookkeeper, one AP Coordinator and 2-4 Development Facilitators (DFs) who are in charge of the management of all projects (assessment & planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and transition), and community engagement for the assigned communes/wards in their AP. For each zone (6-8 APs), there are 4 Zonal technical staff, including three Technical Program Officers (Nutrition, Child Protection, Livelihoods) and one Zonal Program Effectiveness Officer. DFs will be coached by the AP manager programmatically and the Zonal staff technically. One of the strengths of this structure is to allow better integration of the program toward Child Well Being Outcomes.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

  • To serve as a catalyst, partnership broker, and builder of the capacity of local partners, facilitating the development process toward the improved and sustained well-being of children within their families and community, especially the most vulnerable children.

  • To manage the technical projects in assigned communes.

ROLE DIMENSIONS

I. Community Engagement and Sponsorship (Time spent: 50%)

Planning:

- Facilitate partnering/ networking with and connections among different local stakeholders (formal and informal community groups, businesses, NGOs and local government agencies, etc.) to mobilize resources for the well-being of children.

- Raise awareness of local partners and community in assigned commune on WV’s Christian identity and values, child focused and community based development approach

- Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in AP planning and annual community review and planning

- Facilitate AP planning activities at the assigned communes

- Facilitate annual community review and planning at the assigned communes

- Support communities and partners to develop and implement the community-based disaster preparedness plans

Monitoring:

- Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in the assigned communes in shared monitoring

- Facilitate shared monitoring activities and reports

- Facilitate refection meetings with participation of communities

- Facilitate annual program effectiveness/ PAF self-review and community based groups self-review

Child participation and protection:

- Strengthen child clubs and children led community initiatives

- Promote the use of child friendly tools such as photo voice, body map, river of life to increase child participation and voice in the community

- Strengthen child protection committees in the assigned communes

MVC inclusion:

- Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in MVC mapping

- Facilitate the process of MVC mapping and updates

- Utilize MVC mapping results for program planning and support – to make sure MVC are included and best benefiting from technical project interventions/ models

- Document best practices, lesion learnt and MSC (Most Significant Change) stories of MVC and their families

Micro projects:

- Strengthen community based groups in the assigned communes and build capacity for them in micro projects planning

- Identify and engage communities and partners in micro projects

- Facilitate the community based groups in development and implementation of micro projects

- Facilitate community based groups in monitoring and reporting of micro projects.

Sponsorship integration:

- Include RC in project activities and monitor participation and benefits of RC and their families

- Coordinate the child registration and well-being monitoring of children, including RC in assigned communes, as per sponsorship standards through the SR volunteer network

II.Program Management in assigned communes (Time spent: 50%)

Implementation of Technical Models

- Work closely with TPOs to introduce and build capacity for local partners on technical project models, guidelines, tools

- Facilitate the implementation of technical models in alignment with the standard guidelines (cost norms) and tools

- Work closely with TPO and technical local partners to facilitate the supportive supervision process in assigned communes to ensure technical quality of the project models

- Mainstream CCT (CPPa, gender, disability, DRR, Faith and Development) in all project activities whenever appropriate

- Document best practices and advocate for the replication of technical project models to larger scale

Monitor and report (ITT and narrative) on the progress of Technical Projects (monthly, semi-annually, annually)

- Facilitate communities and partners to participate in the baseline survey and evaluation in assigned communes

Financial Management

- Manage resources with integrity and stewardship, in compliance with WVV’s financial policies and procedures.

- Coordinate procurement and strategic sourcing in assigned communes

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

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

Education

- Bachelor degree, preferably in education, public health, community development, social work.

Knowledge & Skills

- Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes.

- Basic knowledge and understanding of key aspects of development work; including child protection, nutrition /health, livelihoods, resilience, advocacy, cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender, environment, disability, child participation).

- Demonstrated capacity in project management, with conceptual understanding and required competency in DME functions (e.g. Facilitate monitoring processes with partners and community, analyze and interpret monitoring data).

- Skills in facilitation of development processes, including organisation, mobilisation and influence of partners (especially at commune level) and partnering among different development partners.

- Strong interpersonal skills and well-developed written and oral communications skills in Vietnamese.

- Ability to think critically and reflect.

- Ability to lead own learning and development

- Fair English skill.

- Solid computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email.

Experience

- At least 2 years of work experience in community development.

- Experience in program implementation, community mobilization and participatory approach

- Experience in working with local stakeholders/partners.

- Experience of working with children and ethnic minorities.

World Vision Vietnam is a Christian non-government organization. Applicants having working experience in a similar kind of organization will be an advantage.

Our contact details are:

People and Culture Department – Ms. Nguyen Thu Huong

World Vision International - Vietnam

Address: No. 444 Hoang Hoa Tham street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi.

Tel: 024. 39439920 (Ext:114)

We give equal opportunity to every candidate, regardless of religion, race and gender.

A competitive salary, benefits and career development opportunity will be offered and commensurate with the experience, qualifications and responsibilities.

Driver - Duhok

Driver

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Facilitate transport and ensure efficient and safe use of the vehicles in compliance with local and national traffic regulations and World Vision standards and policies.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure transportation of people and goods to and from field of activities, projects or programs

  • Clean vehicles on a daily basis or as required

  • Perform vehicle safety check before any use

  • Make sure vehicles have on board all required documents, the right equipment, adequate fuel and oil before any use, as required by World Vision standards and policies

  • Ensure the logbook is correctly and consistently filled out as required by World Vision policies

  • Report any vehicle dysfunction or failure, and request for service, repairs, fuel, oils, parts, etc. in a timely manner

  • Ensure the safety of all passengers in vehicle while driving including the use of seatbelts by all passengers before any movement of vehicles.

  • Make sure the vehicle is properly parked when not in use.

  • Perform any other tasks as required by the Supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • High school diploma.

  • At least 2 years’ experience driving with organizations.

  • Basic proficiency in oral English and full proficiency in written and oral in local languages.

  • Maintain polite and good communication with colleagues and visitors at all times.

  • A valid driver’s license.

  • Good physical and mental health in order to perform adequately the corresponding duties.

  • Be flexible to work long hours beyond working hours.

  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.

  • Adherence to security protocols.

  • Basic vehicle mechanic skills.

Work Environment

Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.

  • Office based, travel required to other offices.

Syria Response Director , World Vision International

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

  • To provide strategic leadership for the design, implementation and funding of World Vision’s Response across Syria, Jordan and Turkey to maximize impact in WVI’s programmatic work.

  • To organise and lead the Syria Response Senior Leadership Team, ensuring that the strategy is meeting desired goals and objectives while being well coordinated and integrated across countries in World Vision’s Syria Crisis Response.

  • To ensure proper portfolio management across response offices ensuring economy of scale; leveraging capacities and capabilities and maximizing synergies between program offices for a unified, effective and cost efficient response.

  • To represent World Vision and the Response externally as deemed appropriate.

  • To ensure that the overall response and each country response meets World Vision’s Disaster Management Standards and Enterprise Risk Management framework.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy/Plan:

  • Lead the development of the Syria Response (for the Syria, Jordan and Turkey programs) strategy that aligns with the overall World Vision Global Strategy, Our Promise.

  • Ensure strategic and operational alignment of all functions to meet humanitarian needs while taking into account operational feasibility and technical quality

  • Lead in assessment and implementation of enterprise risk management and business continuity contingency planning.

  • Working with Resource Development Unit (RDU), Finance and Operations ensure proper cost recovery in all grants and other funding streams.

  • Lead in the planning and acquisition of funding to implement the strategy.

  • Monitor appropriateness and implementation of strategy and operational plans.

  • Ensure that a clear exit or transition plan is established for each of the country programs in Syria, Jordan and Turkey within the Response as required.

Leadership & Management:

  • Promote World Vision’s vision, core values and key global Partnership standards and practices across offices and partner agencies.

  • Lead the Senior Leadership Team in a manner that facilitates a high performance culture, accountability, openness, strong relationships, integrity, decisiveness and fosters a spirit of team unity and synergy between program offices of the response (Syria, Jordan, and Turkey).

  • Ensure that the World Vision Response and its implementing partners have adequate implementing capacity, appropriate systems and processes and proper risk management requirements are in place, including standards for monitoring, escalating to and managing incidents.

  • Ensure an organisational structure that results in optimal efficiency and effectiveness, minimizing duplication and leveraging synergies between program offices.

  • Model a high standard of Christian leadership, maturity and integrity as an example to staff, and provide overall spiritual leadership for the Response team.

  • Ensure each program office implements World Vision’s performance management standards and principles for all staff.

  • Ensure internal communications mechanisms are in place so policies, information and decisions are shared with staff as appropriate.

Collaboration & Networking:

  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships and partnerships with host government, bi-lateral donors, other NGOs, UN agencies, civil society and diverse faith-based organisations,

  • Prioritize high level external engagement with donors, UN Agencies, humanitarian community, UN Cluster system, other NGO’s and INGO’s, Support offices and other stakeholders to stimulate resource acquisition, maximize impact, foster coordination and partnering and profile raising for WVI.

  • Ensure that World Vision leadership receives timely information about areas of conflict that potentially affect World Vision’s presence and effectiveness.

  • Actively engage in relevant Response-wide, and Syria-related coordination mechanisms and, where relevant, consortium meetings, especially HCT and UN Clusters.

  • Ensure a strong advocacy capacity, in particular child-focused themes aligned with strategy and organisational priorities.

Ministry Standards/Accountability:

  • Ensure each office/country’s programme development and implementation are meeting World Vision priorities and standards.

  • Ensure that feedback and complaint mechanisms for beneficiaries, communities, other stakeholders and World Vision staff are in place and acted on in each country.

  • Ensure that all programmes are implemented, monitored and evaluated according to agreements with donors and other stakeholders.

  • Ensure (where applicable based on country programs) that a contextually relevant remote partner management system is in place, including monitoring, evaluation, reporting and accountability, to achieve maximum impact while doing no harm.

Finance & Compliance:

  • Ensure financial resources are managed according to agreements with donors and standards approved by World Vision.

  • Ensure that audit reports are responded to and recommendations implemented within approved / agreed timeframes.

  • Ensure efficient and effective organizational practices that would result in successful financial and operational audit scores.

  • Ensure a close, effective and supportive relationship is developed with the Business Support functions’ (Finance, Supply Chain, People & Culture and IT) Directors to improve efficiency and eliminate unapproved organisational obstructions.

  • Exercise good stewardship over all resources by maintaining sound internal controls, risk register, procedures and records according to WVI accountability standards.

Human Resources (People & Culture):

  • Ensure that HR policies are adapted and aligned with those of World Vision International.

  • Promote a culture of learning and development, employee engagement and good stewardship of human capital in the office.

  • Ensure that the quality of staff recruited and retained are at a level to meet the organisation’s overall performance expectations.

  • Ensure the establishment of staff care function and mechanism that supports staff well-being.

Security:

  • Ensure that World Vision’s security policies and protocols are implemented and monitored on a regular basis.

  • Ensure the ongoing monitoring of the external security environment.

  • Ensure experienced, high quality staffing of the security function.

Reporting & Knowledge Management:

  • Ensure that all internal and external reporting requirements are planned for and quality reports are submitted on time. This will include regular reporting on the situation, potential impact and risk, progress and development of the programme.

  • Ensure that communication products are developed and disseminated to internal and external audiences.

  • Ensure internal coordination & information sharing mechanisms result in improved staff awareness and performance.

  • Ensure each country office in Syria Response has a structured approach to meeting WV minimum quality standards and supporting programme improvement, reflection, learning and innovation.

General:

  • Perform other tasks assigned by the Regional Leader.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • University degree or qualification in a relevant subject with a focus on team management, project management or other relevant skills.

  • Strong commitment to WV’s vision, mission and core values.

  • 5 + years proven experience with International NGOs in emergency relief, rehabilitation and transition programming.

  • Proven track record of leading multi-cultural teams in complex, culturally and politically-sensitive contexts.

  • Experience of working in a large matrixed organisation, and good understanding of how mutual accountability and collaboration works in such environments.

  • Proven track record of growing and managing multi-million dollar budgets.

  • Politically astute and well developed diplomatic skills (dealing with host governments, donors and staff).

  • Extensive experience in programme management and implementation of multi-sectoral emergency response projects.

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) with ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with senior internal and external stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated success as a collaborator and team builder committed to the transfer of knowledge.

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.

  • Responsible steward of resources and assets.

  • Innovator and calculated risk taker.

  • Understands, values and promotes diversity to achieve organizational goals.

  • Knowledge of computer software such as MS Office and email programs.

  • Fluent in English (written and oral).

  • Experience in the Middle East.

  • Knowledge of Arabic will be helpful.

  • Full adherence to World Vision Adult Safeguarding, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Position requires willingness and ability to continue to function in unpredictable and potentially hostile environments.

  • At least 25% travel required.

Sub granting and Capacity Building Officer

Position: Sub granting and Capacity Building Officer - Prevent Sexual Gender Based Violence (S&GBV)

Location: Project Management Unit - Kasama

Reporting to: Project Finance and Administration Manager

Purpose of Position

The Sub granting and Capacity Building Officer will lead the Financial Support to Third Parties component of the project. To ensure capacity building for Co-Applicants, Gender Sub Committees and Third Parties. Facilitate the process of call for applications and support reviews for Co-Applicants in organizational capacity development. The Sub granting and Capacity Building Officer will review performance of sub-grantees in accordance with led down procedures and standards as well as ensure EU compliance.

Major Responsibilities

Lead organization capacity development (OCD) for Co-Applicants, sub grantees and Third parties in Northern province.

  • Support Co-Applicants and Third parties to conduct organization capacity assessments

  • Facilitate development and implementation of organizational capacity improvement plans

  • Support Co-Applicants and Third parties to conduct reviews for organizational capacity improvement plans

Work with the project partners and stakeholders to identify CBOs/FBOs for capacity building and sub granting.

  • Demand creation for FSTP through information sharing and awareness

  • Facilitate the process for Call for applications, review of applications, final selection and award

Development of sub granting guidelines and strategies and ensure successful implementation of them

  • Facilitate development of sub granting manual

  • Ensure adherence to sub granting manual prime, co-applicants and Third parties

Regularly Conduct Monitoring and Compliance visits to all Third Party partners

Conduct quarterly

  • Conduct Quarterly compliance visits to all Third Party Partners

  • One success story from each sub grantee per Quarter

  • Submission of Quarterly progress reports

Lead the coordination mechanism for Third parties

  • Develop coordination guidelines for sub grantees

  • Support sub grantees and Third parties conduct quarterly coordination meetings

Monitor successful execution of sub grant agreements by Third parties

  • Support Third parties to adhere to grant award agreements

  • Report and recommend any diversion from the grant award agreement

Other responsibilities

  • Support Third parties to successfully implement activities funded under the sub granting agreements for Third parties

  • Participate in the planning of annual, quarterly and monthly activities of the Project

  • Show spiritual maturity, integrity and energetic personal sense calling, through attendance of daily devotions and other spiritual nurture programmes.

Qualifications, Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Degree in any social Sciences and/or degree in business management/administration

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in sub granting and local organizational capacity building

  • Experience in sub-granting and DFID, EU and any other donor corporations.

  • Ability to build relationships with, mentor and train Community Based Organisations/Faith Based organization

  • Strong understanding of local CBOs/FBOs in Zambia

  • Proven experience and ability in stakeholder engagement and collaboration

  • Proven skills in verbal and written communication.

  • Experience in group facilitation, training and capacity building.

  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge in Gender Based Violence

  • Strong reporting abilities

  • Computer skills in Excel, Power point, World and other Microsoft package

  • Good planning and organizational skills

Other Competencies/Attributes

  • 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.

Working Environment / Conditions

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

  • Travel: Domestic/international travel is required.

Micro/Small/Medium Entrepreneur Field Officer - Chava

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the worlds most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and currently works through 34 development and relief programmes in 15 Districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for forty years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.

We are currently looking for dynamic & creative individuals to join us in our journey of caring.

Micro/Small/Medium Entrepreneur (MSME) Field Officer

Base Location– Chavakachcheri

Job Profile

The MSME Field Officers will facilitate (in assigned geographical area) the implementation of the Global Program to develop livelihood for poverty affected population through a multi-sectoral established and monitored waste management system (PHINLA) Project.

MSME Field Officers will be directly supervised by MSME Specialist, and will be responsible for the implementation of this project in collaboration/partnership with the with public and private companies, local communities and other stakeholders, and would work directly with beneficiaries to support the development of their business plans and entrepreneurship.

Responsibilities

  • Provide support to the project implementation

  • Network, coordinate, collaborate and mobilize partnerships

  • Monitor, Report, Project evaluation and Audits

  • To contribute to implement the WVL Strategic Plan

Required Qualifications, Experience & Competencies

  • A Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Social Sciences or equivalent in experience

  • Computer literate in MS Word, MS Excel, Power point, email and internet

  • Demonstrated negotiation, problem solving and collaboration skills

  • Understanding of the local context

  • At least 2 years’ work experience in similar position

  • Experience in working with MSME’s is very much preferred

  • Experience in training facilitation

  • Fluency in English and Sinhala or Tamil

  • Ability to ride a motor bike with a valid ridding license

  • Experience in community development, livelihood, infrastructure and capacity building of Civil Society Organizations and Local Authorities (CSO’s & LA)

  • Skills in project implementation and knowledge of CSOs/LA

  • Knowledge & experience in handling grant funded Projects and WV system

  • Mobilization and Facilitation skills

Other requirements

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel regularly within the project focus area

  • Ability to work in a team environment and under minimum supervision

  • Ability to work in stressful environments with physical hardship conditions with limited resources

Willingness for continuous learning and adaptability due to frequent new initiatives and change in the working environment

World Vision Lanka offers a competitive remuneration package based on individual competence and skills. If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply for this or any of the available vacancies, select the position you wish to apply for & submit your on-line applicationwith your CV and details of three non-related referees.

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

Technical Specialist – Waste Management & MSME Dev

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the worlds most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and currently works through 34 development and relief programmes in 15 Districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for forty years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.

We are currently looking for dynamic & creative individuals to join us in our journey of caring.

Technical Specialist – Waste Management & Micro/Small/Medium Entrepreneur (MSME) Development

Base Location– Ja Ela

Job Profile

The Waste Management MSME (Micro/Small/Medium Entrepreneur) Development Specialist will provide technical guidance, oversight and quality assurance for the effective implementation of the livelihood and enterprise development initiatives of the ‘Global Program to develop livelihood for poverty affected population though a mulita-sectoral established and monitored waste management system (PHINLA)’ project.

S/he will oversee the capacity building of MSMEs to build up sustainable businesses and will mentor MSMEs in all aspects of business set up and expansion as a result of the project’s focus on effective waste management. The MSME Development Specialist will support MSMEs with capacity assessments, business registration, business planning, production capabilities, target monitoring, market linkages and problem solving. Based on market analysis, the MSME Development Specialist would strengthen and scale up microbusinesses through value chain development.

The MSME Development Specialist would be reporting to the Project Coordinator – Enterprise Development. On the third year of the project implementation, the Project Coordinator – Enterprise Development would discontinue and there onwards the MSME Development Specialist would also act as the lead person for the WVL’s project team. It is expected that on the third year of the project, much of the initial tasks of the MSME Development Specialist would be completed and therefore would have necessary time to take on the new lead role.

Major Responsibilities

  • Leadership, MSME set up and project implementation - Implement market-based livelihood activities that are tailor-made and that which are targeting different beneficiary categories, MSMEs successfully established and sustained as per project’s plans.

  • Technical input and competency development - Livelihood Development Plans established and enforced (that focus on Family level challenges, needs and opportunities on livelihood and help prioritize the most effective, efficient and sustainable methods).

  • Knowledge management - Knowledge management and documentation, Application of the learnings in the execution of the project plans.

  • Financial monitoring - Budget management as per project plans. (No significant over/under spending) Project staff follow the financial procedure and adhere to Grant standards.

  • Collaboration, partnerships and networking - Better network is developed for the enhancement and sustainability of Livelihood and MSME development, Strengthened partnerships and networks for marketing facilities.

Required Qualifications, Knowledge Experience & Competencies

  • Master’s degree in economic development, community development or business administration with 1 year experience in the production management or Bachelors’ degree in Business or economic field with 5 years’ experience in similar capacity.

  • Business facilitation and innovative skills and possession of business training license is preferred.

  • Ability to provide management and technical support to enhance the marketing component of the project focus.

  • Experience in setting up MSME’s and guiding them for growth.

  • Experience in community engagement in the areas of waste management and livelihoods.

  • Experience in corporate business management, particularly managing line production, such as garment manufacturing, tea processing.

  • Experience in material production and production equipment maintenance would be preferred.

  • Experience on building community market linkages.

  • Knowledge and experience of Grant funded projects would be added advantage.

  • Knowledge and experience in the production line management

  • Experience in leading teams on development programmes.

  • Fluent in Sinhala or Tamil and English both Speaking and writing.

  • Knowledge on Business development and Business facilitation.

  • Business development facilitation skill.

  • Local value Chain Product development.

  • Promotion of Saving habits.

  • Ability and willingness to travel to project locations and relevant business points as necessary.

If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply, please refer to: ease mention the World Vision Lanka offers a competitive remuneration package based on individual competence and skills. If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply for this or any of the available vacancies, select the position you wish to apply for & submit your on-line applicationwith your CV and details of three non-related referees.

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

Micro/Small/Medium Entrepreneur - Field Officer - Ja Ela

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the worlds most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and currently works through 34 development and relief programmes in 15 Districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for forty years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.

We are currently looking for dynamic & creative individuals to join us in our journey of caring.

Micro/Small/Medium Entrepreneur (MSME) Field Officer

Base Location – Ja Ela

Job Profile

The MSME Field Officers will facilitate (in assigned geographical area) the implementation of the Global Program to develop livelihood for poverty affected population through a multi-sectoral established and monitored waste management system (PHINLA) Project.

MSME Field Officers will be directly supervised by MSME Specialist, and will be responsible for the implementation of this project in collaboration/partnership with the with public and private companies, local communities and other stakeholders, and would work directly with beneficiaries to support the development of their business plans and entrepreneurship.

Responsibilities

  • Provide support to the project implementation

  • Network, Coordinate, collaborate and mobilize partnerships

  • Monitor, Report, Project evaluation and Audits

  • To contribute to implement the WVL Strategic Plan

Required Qualifications, Experience & Competencies

  • A Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Social Sciences or equivalent in experience

  • Computer literate in MS Word, MS Excel, Power point, email and internet

  • Demonstrated negotiation, problem solving and collaboration skills

  • Understanding of the local context

  • At least 2 years’ work experience in similar position

  • Experience in working with MSME’s is very much preferred

  • Experience in training facilitation

  • Fluency in English and Sinhala or Tamil

  • Ability to ride a motor bike with a valid ridding license

  • Experience in community development, livelihood, infrastructure and capacity building of Civil Society Organizations and Local Authorities (CSO’s & LA)

  • Skills in project implementation and knowledge of CSOs/LA

  • Knowledge & experience in handling grant funded Projects and WV system

  • Mobilization and Facilitation skills

Other requirements

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel regularly within the project focus area

  • Ability to work in a team environment and under minimum supervision

  • Ability to work in stressful environments with physical hardship conditions with limited resources

  • Willingness for continuous learning and adaptability due to frequent new initiatives and change in the working environment

World Vision Lanka offers a competitive remuneration package based on individual competence and skills. If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply for this or any of the available vacancies, select the position you wish to apply for & submit your on-line applicationwith your CV and details of three non-related referees.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice

Child Protection Technical Programme Coordinator

Child Protection Technical Programme Coordinator

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian and development organization working to create lasting change in the lives Established in 1950, World Vision operates in nearly 100 countries worldwide. It is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities, to overcome poverty and injustice. We pursue life in all its fullness for every child and serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

LOCATION

Tbilisi, Georgia

DURATION

One year with a possibility of prolongation.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

To coordinate and ensure the quality of the design, development, implementation and integration of Child Protection priorities in World Vision Georgia programmes. Contribute establishing and promoting relationship and partnership networks with Child Protection structures scaling up the common issues in these sectors. Provide technical support to Area Programs in Child Protection technical programme implementation.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Child Protection technical programme and sector related projects design and implementation

  1. Assess and raise all issues related to CP sector as well as the capacity building needs of all actors in this sector;

  1. Establish systems, processes, contextualize models to support programs in having one common approach in solving the raised issues within the scope of CP;

  1. Ensure the quality monitoring of all training/capacity building events within the scope of CP according to the quality standards;

  1. Lead and facilitate sharing best practices within Area Programs and outside World Vision related to CP;

  1. Ensure the quality of implementation of the CP projects in Area Programs and alignment with World Vision Georgia CP technical approach;

  1. Actively participate in the Design/Redesign processes of the Area Programs and have input in new proposal writing processes;

  1. Support organizing and coordinating events related to CP sector (round tables, seminars, workshops etc...);

  1. Support Operations in testing/piloting new models relevant to CP.

2. Learning and capacity building

  1. Support in designing and implementation of capacity building events in CP sector;

  2. Design and conduct capacity building trainings for the Area Programs staff;

  3. Serve as point person from World Vision Georgia for cooperation with MEER relevant Learning Hub(s)

  4. Support and facilitate Area Programs CP point person's capacity building and development in the area.

    3. Networking with the CP actors on local levels

    1. Strategic relations and representation are maintained with the Government of Georgia and international community in the scope of all projects implemented;

  1. Support the Programs in networking with the relevant actors in CP sectors;

  2. Provide up to date information about sector specifics to the Program team.

4. Support to Strategy development

  • Ensure that World Vision Georgia programming in the CP sector is in line with WV South Caucasus/WVI/WVG, international and national quality standards and legislation;

  • Ensure that World Vision Georgia program implementation in CP sector is impact driven;

  • Support and inform the National Strategy directions in the field.

5. Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs

To be aware and prepared to participate in implementation of the NO Disaster Preparedness Plan.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

Education:

Bachelor’s degree preferably in Law and/or social/political science/psychology

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge of Child protection related legislation

  • Knowledge of Design, monitoring and evaluation techniques and procedures

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure, efficient task prioritization and time management

  • Good relationships/networking with the actors of the CP sector

  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with the community

  • Experience and skills in training facilitation

  • Good communication, presentation skills (oral and written)

  • Excellent coordination skills

  • Analytical skills

  • Leadership Skills

  • Computer literacy (MS Office: WORD, EXCEL, PP, e-mail, Internet)

  • Excellent writing skills (Georgian and English)

  • Ability and willingness to learn new things and support new initiatives

  • Ability to engage in personal learning and development

Work Environment:

Should be ready for internal and external travels for the minimum 25% of working time.

Experience:

  • Experience of working in the child-related sectors and programs

Senior Food Assistance Officer - Kyaka II

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: Senior Food Assistance Officer - Kyaka II

Report to: Food Assistance Manager

Location: Kyegegwa District

Project Duration: 6 Months

Purpose of the position:

The purpose of this role is to provide direct and continuous support to the Food Assistance Officers and other Food Programme staff in maintaining the quality of WV’s commodity programming and management. Areas of focus include project planning, collaboration with WV partners & donors, logistics coordination, distribution, commodity accounting & reporting and local capacity building. This is aimed at ensuring that all food assistance programs are implemented in line with the set standards and objectives.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Program management

  • Ensure effective strategic, operational and administrative coordination between all projects within the program, regardless of funding type.

  • Ensure that the Food Assistance Officers supervise all the field activities.

  • Supervision of field operation through Provision of technical oversight through periodic visits to monitor and review all aspects of the food programming and systems as well as to provide appropriate feedback and recommendation to the FAOs, CBT Officers, Gender and Protection Assistants, Field Coordinators and Food Monitors.

  • Ensure that proper food/cash handling and accountability systems are in place including the maintenance of all required records and documentation and installation and operation of CTS at the district level.

  • To supervise timely production of distribution reports by the FAO, Field Coordinators and team and consolidate all food assistance reports, ensure its accuracy and timely submission to the supervisors for review;

  • Serve as WV focal point and representative of WFP during missions and at coordination meetings;

  • Review districts CTS/weekly/monthly/ quarterly reports and ensure they are submitted in a timely manner.

Coordination/ and networking

  • Represent World Vision in any meetings related to food program in the area of portfolio as necessary.

  • Liaise and meet with donors and other food programming stakeholders for the purposes of networking, information sharing and nurturing partnerships.

  • Participate in project design, proposal writing, budgeting process, and engaging various donors during the negotiation process

  • Follow up and liaison with Food Assistance Manager to ensure that food pipeline issues are well addressed

  • Participate in monthly coordination meetings in the Settlement

Training and capacity building

  • Facilitate capacity building of the food team to meet established standards through on-the-job training, workshops, mentoring and other appropriate methods

  • Engage in the identification and recruitment of staff.

  • Ensure all staff are trained in reporting and documentation.

  • Identify and develop talent that could potentially fill and perform highly in key roles in the Project and/or unit.

Accountability and reporting

  • Ensure humanitarian accountability systems are in place, functioning complaints Response Mechanism, and all Project Committee at field level ( CHD, CMC, FMC and RWC).

  • Ensure all documentation and accountability requirements are in place for new food collection procedures and distribution as per Food Resources Manual/ Donors and or meet the audit standards.

Financial Management and Audits

  • Prepare budget for upcoming programs.

  • Review all documents to ensure they meet the standards

  • Follow-up all previous recommendations and fully implement them

  • Monitor funding commitments, project spending against budget, preparation and submission of required program progress and financial reports on a regular basis. Ensure projects responsibly spend up to the level of funding commitment and/or provide adequate explanations for any significant variances.

  • Identify and ensure the effective utilization of different funding resources (e.g. sponsorship, non-sponsorship, grant, gifts-in-kind, food, etc.) needed to support program objectives.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor Degree from a University in Social Sciences or Development Studies..

  • Technical Skills: Excellent presentation and report writing skills. Ability to effectively develop rapport and relate to donors, NGOs, and government stakeholders, Must have strong leadership and management skills.

  • At least 2 years’ experience in a related field preferably in commodity programming and logistics

  • Experience: Direct experience and thorough working knowledge of food aid legislations and regulations of major donors such as United States, WFP and The EU.

  • Commitment to capacity building and people development. Knowledge of humanitarian aid standards as well as accountability standards

Field Monitor - Kyaka II

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: Field Monitor Food - Kyaka II

Report to: Field Coordinator

Location: Kyegegwa District

Project Duration: 6 Months

Purpose of the position:

To monitor the delivery, distribution, documentation and reporting associated with food/Cash commodities. Work hand in hand with distribution Volunteers, Ushers, Scoopers, Porters, FMCs members and to ensure distribution is done according to World Vision and donor standard distribution procedures

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Community mobilization and information provision

  • Community mobilization and coordination of food distribution activities at the FDPs in liaison with the Food Management Committee and Local leaders.

  • Mobilize community members in target areas for sensitization on project goal and selection criteria.

  • Mobilize and supervise beneficiaries to elect FMC and CRM committee members in each FDP.

  • Mobilize community leaders to participate in Post distribution meetings

  • Conduct pre-distribution meeting to sensitize and inform beneficiaries about commodities in the food basket, ration sizes, nutrition and hygiene messages and any other issues to be communicated to them. Give beneficiaries an opportunity to ask question for clarification.

Commodity management

  • Prepare food request based on the approved food distribution plan.

  • Notify beneficiaries about impending food distribution well in advance to ensure timely and full participation.

  • Scrutinize all waybills for commodities arriving at the distribution centers. Ensure that the commodities are of correct quantities and quality as manifested on the waybill. Immediately record all quantities delivered short (missing), quantities lost in transit and quantities damaged if any. All observations must be recorded immediately. Commodities must carefully be counted during off-loading.

  • At the distribution center, commodities must be stacked in an organized manner, by commodity type to facilitate easy scooping).

  • Return all excess commodities received at FDP to the warehouse using Return to Store waybill.

  • Perform random weighing of the commodities offloaded from the truck to ascertain that they are of correct weight as indicated in the waybill.

  • After distribution ensure empty containers are corrected and accounted for

  • Identify and recommend other needs such as health care, additional food needs, development activities, or any other rehabilitation and/ or development activity.

  • Conduct daily/weekly/monthly physical counts of commodities in the warehouse/MSU and ensure that records are tallying with physical stocks.

  • Ensure proper storage of commodity on pallets. Ensure that all commodities are stacked by shipment, condition type, and package/weight and have updated stack cards.

  • Monitor commodity quality/quantity control during receipts, while in storage, distribution and during dispatch/returns

  • Ensure that all mandatory MSU items and equipment’s are available in the FDP, fire extinguishers, tables, chairs cleaning supplies, first aid supplies ,scales and any other NFI are accessible at all times and in good condition and liaise with FC on need for replacements.

  • Maintain high standard of cleanliness and hygiene in and around the MSU.

  • Monitor commodity movements, including delivery of commodities at the MSU. Supervise receipt /offloading of food/nonfood commodities to ensure correctness of quantity, content and quality as per the waybills documents as well as losses and damages and excesses. In case of damage arrange for reconstitution.

Commodity Distribution

  • Supervise food distribution in a manner that will ensure all targeted beneficiaries receive all the planned commodities and in their rightful rations.

  • Conduct distribution in compliance with WV and Donor (WFP/USAID) guidelines and standards

  • Conduct caucus meeting with FMCs and local leaders to agree on roles and responsibilities during distribution.

  • Ensure that appropriate crowd control measure is in place at the distribution point at all times.

  • Ensure there is orderly lining, receiving food at the MSU and potters are available to help beneficiaries carry food out of the MSU

  • Ensure all commodities are weighed 100% at the moderation point and weighing scales are correctly set.

  • Oversee the distribution process in collaboration with the Volunteers and the FMC and ensure proper rations are distributed. Ensure no damaged commodities are distributed to beneficiaries.

  • Ensure that the ration cards are punched and beneficiaries thumbprint after receiving their ration entitlements.

Commodity Accounting and reporting

  • Provide proper accountability of commodities distributed at the food distribution point.

  • Prepare all necessary forms related to food distribution i.e. sign receipt waybill, fill in the truck inspection report, random weighing form, distribution center visit report, certificate of food receipt and distribution, loss ,damage reports, DDR etc.

  • Ensure all forms and reports are completely filled according to agreed filing format and reviewed and approved by relevant staff.

  • Ensure commodity forms and reports are filed

  • Prepare a food monitor report and attach to the beneficiary list file

Capacity building and training

  • Together with the Field coordinator organize and conduct training of FMCs, CMC, RWC and community structure members (Scoopers, ushers, potters, on their roles and responsibilities.

  • Train community structures on commodity handling and beneficiaries’ relation, Code of Conduct, PSEA and child protection and make sure they sign all related policies and guidelines according to WV/Donor standards.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Education: Requires a Bachelor Degree from a University in Social Sciences or Development Studies

  • Technical Skills: Past experience preferable with a busy NOG or UN agency, in food commodities handling tracking and accounting. Prior experience with WV CTS system and or UN WFP Compass system is an added advantage. Knowledge of major donor (WFP/USAID) regulations pertaining to relief food commodities tracking accounting and reporting.

  • Experience: This position requires a person who is self-starter, who can accomplish the task with minimal or no supervision. He/she should be able to manage a team of staff as well as cooperate with other units. He/she must be keen on details and well organized individual.

  • Must be 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.