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Technical Specialist - Natural Resources Management.(Laisamis)

Purpose of the Position:

To provide technical support in Sustainable Natural Resource Management (NRM), implementation, capacity building, coordination and monitoring functions of IMARA Program within the program sites in the County (operations will be in Marsabit and Laikipia hence either of the two). This is towards inspiring a sustainable natural resource management as part of the Kenya ASAL policy and Ending drought emergencies (EDE) framework aimed to support increased resilience of vulnerable communities in the ASAL counties of Kenya.

The incumbent will be instrumental in capacity building and coordination of key program stakeholders on IMARA Program efforts aimed at enhancing rangeland management and dry land forest management strengthening tree based value chains and Non Wood Forest products, increased access to and protection of water resources, promote sustainable and renewable energy options plus Disaster Risk Management. S/he will also be responsible for tracking program uptake, especially with respect to program targets, besides documentation, reporting, and performing other M&E functions as regards reaching the target beneficiaries.

The position Holder must be able to communicate World Vision's Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Major Responsibilities:

Effective Technical Program design, Planning and Implementation , 40%

  • Work closely with the Program Manager to provide effective, innovative and technical leadership in the IMARA Program towards reaching the program goal.

  • Responsible for the in the implementation of the all activities in the IMARA program with focus on Rangeland/dry land forest management, Water access and protection, DRM and Renewable energy options in partnership with partners within the consortium

  • Work with relevant ministries, departments, private sector, civil society and partners to achieve program objective

  • Provision of technical skills in integrated natural resource management practices across communities and partners in targeted areas

  • Train the partners, selected farmer groups and partners on the various recommended focal areas (Community Based Natural Resource management, Dry land forestry, Climate smart agriculture, Sustainable energy options, soil and water conservation, Disaster Risk management, Advocacy and policy influence etc).

  • Support implementation of water access and protection for enhanced water supply in collaboration with relevant line ministries

  • Mobilization of smallholder farmers into Farmers Marketing groups geared to strengthen tree based value chains market systems enhancing increased production

  • Develop a program capacity building plan of action for partners, CBOs and Community Owned Resource Persons as per context with specific focus on the key objectives.

  • Ensure timely and efficient expenditure at acceptable levels as per donor requirements

  • Actively participate in the collection and collation of views from stakeholders for the development of program plans and budgets

  • Providing strategic leadership and supporting collaborative partnership engagements within the IMARA NRM focus areas across county.

  • Contribute to effective and timely implementation of all levels of interventions and initiatives with communities and partners;

  • Collaborate with Program manager, IMARA MEAL Coordinator, Program Director and the Technical Specialist – Environment and Climate Change to effectively support the program to carry out all measurements – baselines, assessments, designs, monitoring and evaluations in accordance with Consortium guidelines and donor requirements.

  • Support the program technically in relation to your expertise in the event of any disaster and/or crisis response when called upon to do so;

  • Monitor and support the timely and appropriate utilization of budgeted resources for all L&R program interventions as well as ensure effective and timely response plans.

  • Together with key partners conduct on site trainings and strengthening community groups in issues on integrated NRM in respect to climate change

Partnership, networking and resource acquisition, 35%

  • Ensures collaborative roles and partnerships with key partners in the leverage county partners including GoK line Ministries at the county and national, Community Based organization, NGO, Learning Research institutions and any relevant authorities

  • Gender and Youth integration in program activities through the implementation strategies.

  • Develop working agreements / MOUs with partners as per need.

  • Coordinate stakeholder / partner forums on IMARA counties strengthening strategic NRM alliances.

  • Coordinate reflection and learning forums for community and partners for purposes of providing forums for experiential learning & reflection.

  • In liaison with Partners, lead/support development of data collection and monitoring tools as required

  • Strengthen advocacy on prioritization and increased resource allocation for NRM related activities by county government and other CSOs.

  • Build capacity on community groups on advocacy to engage service providers and participate in forums to relating to sustainable NRM and related interventions

Quality Assurance, Monitoring, Reporting & Documentation, 20%

  • Participate/Support program assessments, planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation, documentation and dissemination of promising practices

  • Develop a monitoring and evaluation framework that ensures that the targets from leveraging sites are tracked.

  • Coordinate joint monitoring visits with key partners to track and document program progress in the targetted leverage counties.

  • Ensure the feedback from monitoring exercises feed into the working of environment technical working group within the program counties.

  • Support the development and submission of program reports and core documents as per WVK guidelines and donor standards.

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

  • Support development of technical papers and or policy breifs on key issues for external engagement with decision makers

Any Other 5%

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:

  • The holder of this position must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from a recognized University preferably in Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, Rangeland Management, Forestry, or Climate Change;

  • Minimum of four years’ experience in implementing sustainable natural resource management (SNRM) programs in ASAL/degraded parts of Kenya integrating livelihoods strengthening; with demonstrable competencies in designing, planning, implementation, documenting, record-keeping and reporting;

  • The holder of this position must be a results orientated person who can handle a heavy work load as well as manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands and;

  • S/he must also have ample experience in public relations and be a strong team player

  • Must have skills and ability to provide training and mentorships;

  • S/he must be a self-starter, able to work under minimum supervision and maintain good relationships.

  • Experience working with private sector, local communities, institutions, governmental and traditional authorities in ASAL regions;

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, networking and representation skills;

  • Proven leadership qualities, problem-solving and negotiation skills, and evidence of successful team player;

Technical Director – Market Systems Development

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Technical Director – Market Systems Development

World Vision is an international Christian Humanitarian Organization working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation and seek justice. Our Cambodia Office is seeking for one (01) qualified candidate(s) to fill the vacant position of:

Position: Technical Director – Market Systems Development

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Salary & Benefit Package: International accompanied package available dependent on professional experience and qualifications

I. THE PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

Purpose of position

The Technical Director - Market Systems Development will have overall responsibility for management and leadership of all USDA funded aquaculture project activities and staff related to World Visions role as partner lead for Expanded Trade of Agricultural Products. S/he will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of World Visions program, overseeing a $5M budget and 14 staff and will serve as the principal liaison for coordination of implementation with the award manager (ASA/WISH) and World Vision.

S/he will manage a team of World Vision project staff and engagement with stakeholders and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the grant related to World Visions role. The Technical Director is expected to have strong leadership qualities and depth and breadth of technical and management expertise.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Manage proactive and responsive relationship with project Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party in close collaboration with World Vision US and National Office staff

  2. Directly oversee grant implementation of a highly technically rigorous aquaculture national market system development project, ensuring that all strategic objectives are met through proper design, staffing, implementation and quality assurance

  3. Manage a diverse team of 14 project staff and 10 short term technical assistance consultants in the technical areas of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards, SME Business Development, National Marketing and Branding, Aquaculture Traceability and SME Financial Services to develop the aquaculture market system. Ensure proper technical capacity of staff to manage project activities. Lead short-term consultants and World Vision support staff.

  4. Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely accurate and professional reports that meet donor requirements.

  5. Manage grant/project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to award manager and World Vision US staff.

  6. Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocated as per assigned budget, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure low risk audits

  7. Liaise with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives, private sector, and other stakeholders as appropriate

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

    Participate and conduct on-going project research, review and lessons learned events with key staff and partners/sub-grantees

  9. Participate in appropriate forums to represent World Vision, the project, and seek cooperation for joint communication and advocacy opportunities

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

  11. Provide vision and strategic technical leadership for the project.

  12. Close cooperation with National Office Grants lead for implementation of the Grants objectives as well as close collaboration within the National Office Grants Unit on donor positioning, lessons learned, grant health and quality improvements

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

III. REQUIREMENTS

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

  • 7+ years of international development experience managing grant-funded projects

  • Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program requirements, preferably USDA and including other funding agencies (USAID, EU, DFID, etc.); their policies and regulations

  • Understanding of aquaculture market systems development approach and experience implementing market systems development related activities.

  • Ability to build and integrate teams of professionals around common goals

  • Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country

  • Strong communication, presentation and report writing skills

PREFERRED

  • Experience in implementing aquaculture related projects and knowledge of fish market systems

  • Keen understanding of the unique political dynamics of the country and ability to work carefully and collaboratively to maintain productive relationships with the various government entities in (country of the grant)

  • Familiarity with USDA Food for Progress programs, their history and their development.

Work Environment

Be prepared to travel to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as May 1, 2019

INSTRUCTIONS

To apply for this position, visit our website www.worldvision.org.kh and APPLY ONLINE.

GO GREEN! SAVE THE TREES!

World Vision International is committed to the principles of workplace diversity. Qualified women and disabled people are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be notified. Applications and CVs will not be returned.

WVI is committed to the protection of children. We do not employ staff whose background is not aligned to our child protection practices. Hence employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Successful candidate shall include the following assurances for child protection in the course of the consultancy: a) submit a police check b) act in the best interest of children and uphold WVI-C Child Protection Policy and Behavior Protocols c) inform WVI-C immediately if he/she becomes aware of any harm or risk to children.

Closing date is <15 February 2019>, at 17:00

Economic Development Officer - Somaliland

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For Somaliland Residents Only

Project Officer I: Economic Development

The project holder is required to ensure the successful implementation and monitoring of Economic Development/Empowerment interventions aimed at contributing to improved children wellbeing outcomes within the Odweyne ANCP and DFAT funded projects. Work closely with farmer groups, village savings associations and relevant ministries to promote farming as a business, and facilitate entrepreneurship amongst project beneficiaries.

Major Responsibilities:

Project design, planning and implementation

  • Contextualize/adopt design guidelines and utilize at the ADP/Project level

  • Ensure accurate and quality in PDDs based on the partnership approved ED PMs (Savings Groups, Business Facilitation and Local Value Chains Development, Micro-Finance)

  • Develop quality project Annual work plans with clear targets, budgets and 4D matrices

  • Provide field-level technical implementation leadership on ED

  • Ensure proper and timely implementation of ED interventions in the Projects as per approved PDDs, WVS standards and donor requirements

  • Ensure effective integration of ED interventions with other projects in the program

  • Track, in liaison with project coordinator, project implementation expenditure levels and manage work plans and budgets;

M&E, Reporting & documentation

  • Engage community leaders and partners in the planning of the monitoring activities in an appropriate manner;

  • Develop monitoring plan with communities and partners agreeing on the required standards for monitoring, with support from the DME specialist;

  • Build the capacity of communities and partners on monitoring including using Savings Groups MIS, MFI, BF, Agribusiness and/or LVCD data collection forms;

  • Analyze and utilize ED PMs data including SGs MIS, MFI, BF and LVCD data and take appropriate programming measures as may apply;

  • Ensure participatory monthly data collection (involving community groups and partners);

  • Support the utilization of DME and ED PMs software for accurate data entry and analysis using the standardized tools;

  • Develop quality reports (CWB, Annual, Semi-annul and Monthly Management Reports) in-line with WV reporting guidelines;

  • Monthly monitor project expenditure and level of implementation and report on any variances to Project Manager and NO Technical advisor for decision making;

Advocacy, Engagement and Networking

  • Ensure that the key laws, polices, regulations and government service delivery standards in Economic Development/Empowerment are shared, interpreting and explained to communities

  • Effectively represent of WVS in Economic Development/Empowerment stakeholder meetings at county and sub-county levels.

  • Work with the Ministries of Agriculture, Trade, Social Services, Planning, and Enterprise Development for technical directions and leveraging of resources to support Economic Development/Empowerment interventions in the Project.

  • Facilitate community members to advocate on Economic Empowerment issues to relevant stakeholders;

  • Work with Private sector, other NGOs, MFIs, CBOs , FBOs, Committees and Groups with related objectives for synergy and sustainability and;

  • Support community, sub-county and county level forums that facilitate identification of hindrances to effective economic empowerment interventions.

  • Work with community groups and other CSOs to develop Memorandum and/or petitions for engagement.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of a degree in Agribusiness/ Agricultural Economics/Agricultural Marketing or related field

  • A minimum of 2 years working experience in Economic Development/Agricultural Development/Agribusiness/Agro-finance projects at community level

  • Experience in partnerships including Agriculture, Ministries of Trade, Cooperatives, Planning, Social Services and churches

  • Ha Must have good oral and written communications and relationship skills

  • Ability to take initiatives, team player who is able to work with minimum supervision

  • Good computer literate especially in Microsoft Office Suite and data analysis programs such as SPSS, Stata, EPI Info

  • Must have practical business knowledge with an emphasis on marketing and financial management.

Kindly note: All academic certificates will be verified with the issuing academic institution.

All applications shall be received by 6th February, 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

AREA PROGRAM MANAGER

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

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

POSITION TITLE: AREA PROGRAM MANAGER

LOCATION: NYANYADZI AREA PROGRAM (CHIMANIMANI DISTRICT)

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Start, lead and develop Area Program (AP) through planning, relationship building with local stakeholders, and ensuring staff team accountability and effectiveness, resulting in a community-based program/s that enhance children’s well-being, focused on the most vulnerable, and leads to sustainable change. AP managers ensure Technical Program (TP)s are implemented in a way that promotes sustainable results, ensuring the 5 drivers of sustainability are considered.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Team Leadership & Strategic Management

  • Communicate effectively in the AP, World Vision’s (WV) identity, mission, vision, values and our approach to coordinate and facilitate development processes towards the well-being of the children in the communities.

  • Provide strong and positive leadership to the AP ensuring competent and motivated staff are hired, developed and retained.

  • Ensure staff wellbeing and security is supported and promoted.

  • Participate in National Office strategy development, review and implementation

  • Ensure the integration of all World Vision Projects in the AP, especially between APs with grants and Humanitarian Emergency Affairs (HEA), as well within the AP projects.

  • Model Christian leadership, practice stewardship and provide spiritual guidance/development to staff.

  • Lead the programme team enabling them to focus on building and maintaining collaborative relationships with programme beneficiaries and partners.

  1. Programme Management, Community Engagement & Partnering

Program Management

  • Manages Technical Project implementation in AP with support of direct staff of TP as needed

  • Contribute to TP budget development; develops Sponsorship Integration & Development (SID) project budget, and works with TP Managers to finalize Technical Project budgets within the parameters of total funding available for the Area Programme.

  • Plan and coordinate Disaster Risk Reduction initiatives in the AP.

  • Ensure timely Gifts In Kind (GIK) planning, management & reporting as well as compliance to relevant GIK standards.

  • Lead TP assessments, baselines and evaluation processes in the AP.

  • Consolidate monthly, semi-annual and annual program reports for submission to Support Offices (SO) and Donors.

  • Manage AP operations and resources including financial resources.

Programme Planning, Monitoring and Reporting

  • Oversee and ensure locally owned plans are developed using WV’s development programme approach & incorporating technical programmes that are relevant to the programming area.

  • Support, as required, the technical specialists to develop the technical programme design

  • Negotiate with the Technical Programme Managers on a realistic local implementation plan, including budget and technical support as required.

  • Ensure an effective and efficient monitoring system is in place which is owned and used by community and local stakeholders and also provides information to meet WV requirements

  • Facilitate annual AP community wide planning, reflection/review sessions

  • Produce periodic monitoring reports including GIK impact stories

  • Contribute to technical programme evaluations as requested

  • Facilitate the incorporation of cross cutting themes in TP design and to ensure they are reflecting in all stages of programming.

Sponsorship

  • Working closely with the sponsorship team in the NO and APs, ensure sponsorship is integrated in programming

  • Work closely with the Sponsorship Manager and team on all aspects of sponsorship administration and multi-year plans ensuring all sponsorship Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are met in the AP.

Child Protection

  • Ensure staff and partners understand WV child protection policy

  • Ensure awareness raising for prevention and reporting of child protection incidents.

  • Participate in, & promote establishment of children rights networks, and support policy that seeks to change structures and systems that jeopardise the rights of children in coordination with advocacy.

Community Engagement & Partnering

  • Manage the development and strengthening of effective relationships in the AP

  • Network with various development partners in the AP

  • Ensure programme priorities & approaches are aligned with community, partners & NO strategies & standards

  • Coordinate and network within and outside of WV to secure necessary technical, human and financial resources to support program implementation.

Local Level Advocacy, Networking & Representation

  • Network and develop relationships with other NGOs, local government officials, local churches, Faith Based Organizations (FBOs), interest groups e.g. disability associations, commodity associations and community leaders in the AP to facilitate advocacy interventions including integration into the design documents for improved programming.

  • Represent World Vision in various community, district and any other relevant fora addressing issues affecting the well-being of children.

  • Ensure programme/s priorities and approaches are aligned with government policies and local authority plans.

  • The AP Manager will also work with partners and coalitions to engage in advocacy activities with local government structures, to address the needs of local communities and inform national level advocacy initiatives particularly in lobbying for alignment of laws which have an adverse effect on the well-being of children.

  • Facilitate and monitor effective roll out of the global campaign on ‘It takes a world to end violence against children’ with a specific focus on child sexual violence.

  • Assist in strengthening coordination and partnerships for evidence based Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) programming.

Accountability, Quality & Financial Management

  1. Quality Management [Monitoring & Evaluation]

  • Ensure that the AP complies with LEAP standards

  • Ensure that financial processes comply with relevant sections of the field financial manual, government grant provisions & other partnership standards

  • Consolidate semi and annual programme reports for all programs in the AP for submission to SO & donor according to LEAP and ensure high quality of reporting.

  1. Financial Management

  • Monitor funding commitments, project spending against budget, preparation and submission of required program progress and financial reports on a regular basis.

  • Ensure timely follow up & resolution of audit issues in the ADP.

  • Ensure proper management of AP budget, project funding, expenditure and accomplishment of ministry objectives in line with WVI requirements

Experience, knowledge, skills and qualities required

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in Rural Development, Social Sciences, Social Work, Community development and any other relevant field.

  • Advanced Degree in Community Development, Social Sciences, Social work or other relevant field will be an added advantage.

  • At least 5 years’ experience in the relevant field

  • Ability to maintain strong links with other NGO’s, community structures and government agencies.

  • In-depth knowledge of project design, project management, project implementation and proposal writing.

  • In-depth knowledge of WV’s field operations in both relief and Development

  • Solid understanding on design, monitoring, and evaluation

  • Experience in management position is an added advantage

  • Valid driving license for Vehicle/motor- bike

Grant Acquisition Lead

Position: Grant Acquisition Lead

Work location: World Vision International BiH, Sarajevo

Deadline of applications: 29 January 2019.

Type: Fixed term, Full time.

Number of vacancies: 1 position

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

Ensure that national resource acquisition (fundraising) initiatives support national, regional and global priorities and effectively contribute to the implementation of WV BiH’s strategy and field ministry and ultimately enhance WV position and reputation vis-à-vis donors.

Under the direction of the WV BiH Resource and Ministry Development Manager and in collaboration with the Regional Resource Development Unit (RDU), this person leads developing of annual acquisition plans and grant proposals. S/he also contributes to implementation of strategy for resource diversification and positioning of WV BiH for acquiring & managing bi & multi-lateral grants and private funds and meeting donor and WV accountability standards.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Coordinate development of grant acquisition strategic and operational documents

  • Development of grant acquisition annual business plans

  • Grant acquisition target setting in close cooperation with Resource and Ministry Development team and Regional (Middle East and Eastern Europe Regional Office- MEERO) Resource Development Unit.

  • Lead Annual donor landscape assessment.

  • Monitor the competitive landscape, modify/suggest new approaches and adopting best practice strategies.

  • Continuously search for new grant opportunities and timely inform relevant staff.

  • Maintain information management in relation to grants and provide information management platform for program.

  • Develop and maintain overall WV BiH grant opportunity tracking list.

Lead new project proposal development in close cooperation with Resource and Ministry Development and Integrated Program teams

  • Develop project ideas/concept paper in alignment with WV BiH strategy /ministry focus

  • Review grant opportunities and contribute to go/no-go debate and decision making

  • Prepare and track timeline for project proposal development (development, review and submission)

  • Coordinating quality participation and timely input of relevant organizational departments in project proposals

  • Coordinate mapping and meetings with potential project partners in close cooperation with technical specialists

  • Coordinate and lead design workshop with potential/selected partners and follow-up on agreed action plan.

  • Writing project proposals, collecting inputs, doing revisions, aligning budget and narrative.

  • Seek for innovative approaches in ensuring match funding for new project proposals in cooperation with other members of Resource and Ministry Development team.

  • Negotiation and communication with Support Offices to support project proposal development.

  • Ensure integration of WV project models into new project proposals.

Support grant implementation and compliance

  • Establish and lead review of new grant contracts ensuring that contract is revised by key functions as defined in process

  • Prepare, convene and lead project start up meetings

  • Ensure grant compliance - Maintain grant performance tracker, provide advice and guidance to grant staff.

  • Assist Strategy and Quality Assurance staff during preparation of requests for project modifications

  • Assist Strategy and Quality Assurance staff in grants reporting process

  • Prepare, convene and lead grant closing meetings

  • Assist Project Managers in communication with Support Offices regarding project implementation and reporting

  • Develop and maintain overall WV BiH project tracking list.

  • Promote and maintain other grant management and monitoring tools

  • Grant Health Tracker

  • Grant Project Overview

  • Grant Monthly Reports

  • Meeting Tracker

  • All Horizon grant related features (e.g. Grant opportunities, grant profiles) created and marinated

Reporting

  • Grant Acquisition & Management reporting to Regional (MEERO) RDU on pipeline & targets

  • Monthly reporting to the region (National Office reports).

  • Internal Monthly reporting

Internal and external engagement

  • Work closely with Integrated Programming Team as well as Strategy and Quality Assurance staff on identifying community needs and innovative approaches for development of new project proposals.

  • Support Resource and Ministry Development Manager in donor prepositioning, networking and participation to donor relevant cluster meetings and stakeholders meetings at National Office level.

  • Work closely with Advocacy and Partnering Specialist and Technical Specialists on assessing key partners for potential proposals and establishing partnering relationships.

  • Timely initiate preparation for obtaining work approvals from relevant ministries in cooperation with Knowledge Management Officer.

  • Participate in regional Resource Development Unit online meetings and face to face fora,information exchange and coordination with other Grant Acquisition Management/Resource Development Unit staff in the Region (MEERO).

  • Provide orientation/capacity building of other staff who participate in proposals development.

  • Work closely with HR Department (P&C Department) on preparation of job descriptions for project teams and provide support for recruitment process.

Other

  • Be aware of the Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs (HEA) standards and operational imperatives as well as the National Disaster Preparedness Plan (NDPP).

  • To perform any other duty assigned by supervisor

MINIMUM EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS TO QUALIFY FOR THE POSITION:

  1. BA in social sciences or relevant to international development.

  2. Demonstrated strong writing and editing skills with the ability to analyze and synthesize written materials, and meet multiple deadlines.

  3. Strong facilitation and coordination skills.

  4. Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to work closely and supportively within a team.

  5. Good analytical/problem solving skills and an eye for detail.

  6. Relationship management and partnering skills.

  7. Influencing and negotiation skills.

  8. Proven record of experience in successfully coordinating diverse teams/individuals

  9. Evidence of high level written and spoken English language abilities.

  10. Computer literate in Microsoft Office applications, Lotus Notes or similar database, email and internet programs. Experience using computers for a variety of tasks.

ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED AS A MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Project Development and Grants Acquisition with a thorough understanding of all areas of project management cycles in a complex, international organization.

  • Proven ability to work independently and within a diverse team and across departments.

  • Flexible and ability to adapt.

  • B-category driving license. Minimum of three years active driving experience.

PREFERRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree in Social Science, Journalism, English, International Development, Management or other field applicable to developing country context preferred.

  • Excellent proven track record of donor relations with multiple donors.

  • Excellent analytical skills.

  • Ability to undertake a complex set of priorities and take appropriate actions

  • Ability to deliver tight deadlines.

  • Good interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in a continuing changing environment.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and relational skills, especially in a cross-cultural environment, and ability to analyze and solve problems, persuade, network and negotiate.

  • Ability to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.

  • Ability to travel within country, regional and internationally.

  • Demonstrated track record in proposal development, funding acquisitions and grant management for major government donors preferred.

  • Track record of trying new ideas and innovation.

  • Demonstrable experience in child development and issues affecting most vulnerable children.

  • Fundraising experience.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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

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

Syria Head of Operations

PUPRPOSE OF POSITION:

Under the supervision of the Syria Response Manager, the Syria Head of Operations is responsible for overseeing the implementation of World Vision’s operations across Syria – providing direction, oversight and coordination to ensure that all programs are implemented to achieve desired results while adhering to humanitarian standards, processes and budgets, and that risk mitigation and compliance measures are in place and implemented.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy and Vision:

  • Support the Syria Response Manager and the Syria Senior Leadership Team in strategic planning, ensuring that the implementation of activities aligns with Syria-wide strategic objectives.

  • Support efforts to strategically position World Vision for new opportunities across Syria.

  • Advocacy and communications: support targeted messaging and products for Syria.

Operations Management:

  • Operational integrity: Assure that all programming inside Syria is properly planned and implemented to meet agreed upon results, timelines and budgets according to donor and WV agreements. Identify gaps in management oversight and work with field team as well as other SMT stakeholders to manage the risk resulting from these gaps.

  • Resource management & planning: Assure field operations are adequately resourced and staffed. Ensure that budgets and structures both reflect operational needs vis-a-vis planned activities and also donor guidelines and requirements.

  • Operations expansion: Facilitate surveys and assessments in new areas as identified in the response strategy.

  • Liaison: Establish and maintain effective working relationships with government authorities, UN agencies, peer NGOs, donors and World Vision stakeholders.

Security and Risk Management, including Due Diligence and Compliance:

  • Ensure the Syria program adheres to WV’s Alternative Operating Procedures and global-level policies, and monitor compliance by maintaining close oversight of expenditure, procurement and other operational aspects of the programme.

  • Immediately escalate (perceived or proven) instances of fraud, waste, abuse and diversion, to the Syria Response Manager, relevant WV Departments and donors – in line with WV reporting procedures.

Security:

  • Work closely with WV Response Security Director and other security staff to support safety and security management for WV’s Syria operations, including implementation with partners.

  • Support Area Managers to ensure that security plans and documentation are in place and integrated into project implementation, and that any concerns related to the safety or security of WV staff, partner staff, or affiliate staff or assets are raised to the Syria Response Manager and Syria Security Director in a timely manner.

  • Manage security incidents when required/coordinate and chair Incident Management Teams when required. Feed/escalate information and decisions to Head of Office and other key stakeholders.

Team Leadership:

  • Serve as a member of WV’s Syria Senior Management Team consisting of the Syria Response Manager (‘Syria Country Director’), Syria Programme Manager, Syria Grants and Compliance Manager, and Syria Area Managers.

  • Resource management & Planning: Determine staffing requirements and lead recruitment, hiring, orientation and training with WV P&C.

  • Capacity development: Identify areas of priority professional development for staff. Assist in staff training and development and/or facilitate access to other internal and external professional development opportunities.

  • Performance management. Articulate performance standards relevant to actual role/position for direct reports. Monitor staff performance, hold staff accountable for performance outcomes, and provide feedback as needed.

  • Business processes. Plan and implement staffing procedures and systems to maximize operating efficiency in programme areas.

Finance and Budget Oversight:

  • Resource management & planning: Direct involvement in the development of the operations department budgets.

  • Financial management & oversight: Constantly monitor financial expenditures and ensure alignment with approved budgets. Support Area Managers to ensure adequate budget management oversight is being delivered by ops team. Coordinate

  • closely with finance shared services team to address instances of non-alignment. Assure that financial reporting is accurate, within deadline(s), and in the proper format for relevant donor and internal WV business process requirements.

Representation:

  • Support Area Managers to develop and nurture internal and external relationships and networks to ensure optimum communication and programme success.

  • Proactively participate in relevant external formal and informal coordination/ cluster meetings, and participate in Syria-level coordination mechanisms as requested by the Syria Response Manager.

  • Maintain a strong network of NGO , UN and Donor agencies, international and local civil society leaders, government officials and donors.

  • Work closely with the Syria Response Manager and other senior staff to ensure that healthy relationships with relevant authorities, government representatives and national partners are built/ maintained.

Reporting Relationships:

  • Lead and manage WV’s Area Manager – Central Syria, Area Manager – North Syria, and Area Manager – South Syria, under the supervision and guidance of the Syria Response Manager. The number of Area Managers may increase based on geographical spread of new programming.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Higher degree in International Development or other relevant area.

  • Strong knowledge of key sectoral areas, including programmatic approaches to health and protection programming.

  • Experienced and confident in external representation with donors and within formal and informal coordination structures, including within the Whole of Syria coordination structure.

  • Highly developed 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.

  • 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).

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

  • Experience and understanding of World Vision.

  • 10+ years proven experience with International NGOs, donor or UN agencies in emergency relief/ development programming and operations.

  • Concrete practical hands on experience in remote management aid delivery contexts.

  • Experience designing and implementing cross-border programs in Central Syria, through partners, highly preferred.

  • Must be eligible to obtain a Jordanian Work permit, and must be eligible to travel to other countries when required.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Basic Arabic language skills.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

  • Irregular travel anticipated.

Project Officer I (Disaster Risk Reduction) Dollow

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Project Officer I(DRR)_Dollow

Purpose of the Position:

To plan, implement, monitor and document all the DRR(Disaster Risk Reduction) activities in a semi-arid to arid context within the designated BORESHA project sites within Dollow district as per the proposal. Provide necessary technical support, related trainings, follow-up, and guidance to the staff, targeted community members, stakeholders and partners and also provide feedback and reports to the Project Manager or his designate within stipulated timeframes. With technical guidance and mentoring from a Project Manager/Technical Specialist the incumbent will assist the project management team and guide/supervise partners, ensuring high-quality, accountable, community-focused project design and implementation.

Major Responsibilities

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

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

  • Regularly document success stories, key learning’s/innovation for sharing across the partnership.

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

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

  • Support the development of integrated, community-driven project design;

  • Implement capacity building efforts to community and partners;

  • Participate in promoting sector growth, through the development of concept notes, exploring alliances with key stakeholder and cluster engagement;

  • Promote awareness and compliance with donor and World Vision policy and procedures;

  • Attending sector coordination meeting, providing updates as required;

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:

  • The job holder must have at least a Degree in Disaster Management, Rural Development or related course

  • Demonstrable technical capacity in disaster risk management, resilience and rural development.

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in designing and supporting the implementation of DRR and livelihoods programs.

  • Understanding of partnership approach to emergency work and experience of working with local partners.

  • Experience of working in insecure environments.

  • Working under own initiative with a variety of different stakeholders.

  • Good knowledge of humanitarian principles, emergency response, rehabilitation and recovery.

  • Substantial understanding of Monitoring and Evaluation as well as accountability towards donors and beneficiaries.

  • Proven skills in financial management in the field.

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

  • Must have a good understanding of the different systems of extension delivery in a fragile context.

  • Computer literate.

Kindly note: All academic certificates will be verified with the issuing academic institution.

Project Officer I (Livelihoods) Dollow

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Project Officer I(Livelihood)_Dollow

Purpose of the Position:

With technical guidance and mentoring from Project Manager and Project Coordinator the incumbent will assist in planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting for the cross border project in Mandera (Kenya) and Gedo Somalia aimed at preventing local conflict or to mitigate its impacts, to promote economic and private sector development and greater resilience and to support trans boundary cooperation and coordination of cross border initiatives. The position-holder will drive project implementation, ensuring projects take place on-time, on-target and within budget. He/she will provide support for the development of community driven and integrated programming through participation in assessments, design, monitoring, evaluation and joint-planning of projects. The position holder will spearhead capacity building efforts to community groups and partners, developing context appropriate training materials, organizing and facilitating trainings, and monitoring community uptake. He/she will take an active role in assessments and evaluation exercises in an effort to improve quality and increase scope of DRR and resilience programming. The position is at the field level assisting the implementation & programming and will share information to relevant cluster groups, coordination mechanisms, government ministries, and INGO/LNGOs

Major Responsibilities

  • Facilitate timely, accountable project planning, and implementation

  • Undertake capacity building and mentoring of communities and partners

  • Ensure quality, timely reporting, assessment and baselines

  • Foster external engagement to promote awareness of the program, support fund-raising efforts, and facilitate coordination

  • Promote accountability, compliance and good stewardship

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.

  • University degree preferably in, Agriculture, animal/Livestock science, development studies, international studies, social sciences or discipline relevant to disaster reduction and resilience; or the equivalent combination of education and experience in a related area

  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in a related job.

  • Practical experience in implementing resilience projects in particular cross border livestock and non-livestock trade and business, early warming and response system, climate and livestock system and value chains

  • Extensive field experience in disaster and conflict environments, complex emergencies and an in-depth knowledge of issues related to resilience in the country is required;

  • Basic to Intermediate English Spoken and Written;

  • Technical Training qualifications required: Professional technical skill desired- especially in the realms of community engagement and project-cycle management.

  • Experience in community based participatory development approaches strongly desired

  • Financial management (Non-Finance mangers.)

  • Strong proven analytical and writing skills;

  • Good knowledge of damage and needs assessment methodologies

  • Proven ability to lead strategy development for complex agendas, with clear focus on key business/operational outputs.

  • Proven ability to interact and communicate effectively with senior government and district officials.

  • Excellent negotiation, diplomacy and advocacy skills

  • Ability to work flexibly on a range of assignments, and adjust to and prioritize a variety of complex evolving tasks.

  • Strong analytical abilities, quantitative skills, and excellent writing and communication capabilities.

  • Ability to work independently, in consultation with other staff.

  • Ability to operate and work under pressure and manage stress

Very good computer skills

Kindly note: All academic certificates will be verified with the issuing academic institution.

Information Management Coordinator

Position Title: Information Management Coordinator

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The purpose of this position is to ensure that WVI Syria Office as a whole has functioning Information management systems that would consist of skills, knowledge, tools and processes to capture, process, disseminate and archive data at all levels of the organization, as well as to ensure that meaningful program information from internal and external sources are collected and centralized in a timely manner within WVI Syria Office to support decision making, evidence generation and stronger positioning of the office.

The Information Management Coordinator would capture all World Vision Syria program information, works in coordination with the Programmes unit and all other operational and support units to map the information flows, the reporting requirements and the existing information archives. As well, s/he would liaise internally and externally to exchange vital programmatic information.

The Information Coordinator holds a key role within WVI Syria Office to collate and provide standards and processes, tools, information and analysis to support the decision making by the Senior Management Team

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Management of Data System

  • Works with IMMAP on the establishment of the information management system.

  • Ensures the efficient and optimal management of WV Syria’s information and data flows through an appropriate, coherent and high-performance management system.

  • Plans IM activities and oversees their implementation; manages and supervises related resources.

  • Coordinates activities in accordance with practices and rules applicable to other actors involved in information management (state structures, humanitarian coordination, etc.).

  • Ensures ethical principles related to M&E and IM are respected, especially those concerning gender equality, fairness and “do no harm”.

  • In alignment with World Vision data protection SoP, protects confidential data, applies the principles of informed consent, and protects children during the collection, processing, analysis and use of all programmatic data.

Management of data and tools

  • Takes responsibility for centralising and organising programme data collected in the field, and in particular:

  • Analysing the IM needs of project, programme, MEAL and IM teams, and defining and selecting appropriate IM tools and software

  • Ensuring that the information collection and management systems used by partners and project, programme and MEAL teams are integrated and consistent

  • Designing digital tools for entering, compiling and analysing data using appropriate software and platforms, and configuring data processing software as required

  • Designing, writing and sharing IM procedures, ensuring that these documents are adapted to users

  • Designs and establishes the master beneficiary database, and is primarily responsible for the security, updating and processing of data

  • Designs survey forms on mobile terminals and manages related platforms

  • When requested to do so by programme or MEAL teams, produces maps to explain the context or monitoring of activities, support decision-making, illustrate reports, etc.

  • Manages any existing professional tools (for example, Health Case Management, distribution tools, including EWARN, etc.)

  • Coordinating data entry and updates to tables, databases and software (with any IM operators, M&E staff, and project/programme team members involved in entering data)

  • Launching specific data cleaning and analysis operations as requested by MEAL Manager

  • Manages the security and archiving of all programmatic data generated by the projects, MEAL, programs and the other technical units. Ensures compliance to the data protection policy and that confidential data is protected in accordance with established rules

  • Managing relationships with external actors involved in IM (data sharing protocols, etc.)

  • Managing relationships with any external service providers involved in IM (contracting, monitoring service providers, evaluating, etc.)

  • Provides training to field teams so they can use the tools developed and advises programme and MEAL teams on data processing and analysis activities.

  • Reports any data quality issues to MEAL Manager and MEAL/QA Coordinators.

  • Informs the Project Manager and/or Programme Coordinator of any unmet targets, contextual changes (risks and opportunities) and negative effects on beneficiaries.

Learning/training

  • Helps build the skills of teams and partners in the IM field

  • Ensures IM tools and procedures are capitalized on

  • Helps develop a dynamic approach to IM inside and outside World Vision (by creating connections between World Vision projects and delegations and as part of regional partnerships, networks, centres of expertise, working groups, etc.)

Reporting, Security and child safety

  • Provides the analysis and indicator tracking required by MEAL Manager

  • Ensures reporting to external humanitarian for a is completed on time

  • Updates and keeps the master beneficiary database alive.

  • Reports on the whole of Syria beneficiary reach.

  • Understands and applies security policies, the Child Safeguarding Policy and fraud prevention policies.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor degree in Software Engineer, Data Analysis or any relevant field of study

  • Thorough knowledge in quantitative and qualitative data collection methods, and analysis is essential, especially the use of SPSS / “R” software’s for quantitative analysis

  • Thorough knowledge of excel, Microsoft and coding.

  • Command of IT and file management tools in general

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in the field of information management in humanitarian context.

  • Proven experience in establishing a fully functional IM system for an organization that’s supported by bilateral & multilateral international donors serving more than 50,000 beneficiaries within a period of 24 months.

  • Experience in designing and managing tools for entering, compiling and pre-analysing data, and an understanding of database issues

  • Experience with Data types and data collection methods, as well as data collection and processing in the field

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

  • Fluency in the local language (Arabic) is required.

  • Previous working experience in Syria and local Syrian NGO can be an advantage.

  • Previous engagement with the Syria Crisis response in Turkey, inside Syria, Lebanon, Jordan & Iraq can be an advantage.

  • Good understanding on database management and data structures.

National Director, World Vision Kenya

PUPRPOSE OF POSITION:

The purpose of the National Director position is to:

  • Set a strategic vision for the office and lead, develop and direct the implementation of all aspects of World Vision Kenya Ministry as an effective member of the Partnership in line with ‘Twin Citizenship’ principles to ensure solid ministry quality and high impact in the field; be accountable for all aspects of WV’s work in the country.

  • Ensure that WV’s ministry directly aligns with Learning through Evaluation with Accountability and Planning (LEAP) 3 principles and contributes at scale to the sustained well-being of children and the fulfilment of their rights within families and communities.

  • Have a strong external orientation and represent WV with all donors, project partners, WV Partnership Offices and divisions, local government, church representatives and non- governmental organizations, serving according to the Power of Attorney given by the Global Centre.

  • Ensure alignment with Micro Finance Institution (MFI) (Vision Fund Kenya) through participation in Vision Fund’s Board as a member of the Board and other Governance structures, and provide appropriate collegial support to the MFI’s Executive Director.

  • Appropriately develop national governance through identifying national lay leaders for board membership and leading organizational transition.

  • Maintain a strong growth with quality mentality and lead the office to leverage its private resources portfolio to ensure growth in the area of grants.

  • Provide leadership, strategic direction and support in the development and implementation of an effective Resource Development Strategy.

  • Ensure people issues are front and centre, promoting an office that embraces diversity, interfaith collaboration, gender balance and engagement with all Partnership staff.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Spiritual Leadership:

  • Ensure that the office has a strong and integrated Faith and Development strategy that includes staff nurture, integration of program approaches such as Covenant with umbrella church bodies, Celebrating Families, FBFs, etc.

  • Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity though lifestyle and work relationships, and provide spiritual guidance to staff on the Vision, Mission and WV Core Values.

  • Ensure that office leadership is capable to work in interfaith contexts and is familiar with World Vision’s commitments.

  • Participate and lead regular devotional meetings.

Ministry Performance:

  • Ensure high quality Ministry approaches that align with LEAP 3 principles and ensure best practice development work at scale.

  • Ensure strong ability to measure Child Well Being (CWB) outcomes and maintain a green rating on the CWB report each year.

  • Ensure strong engagement in international and local resource mobilization, including positioning and support to grant acquisition efforts to raise additional resources and diversify WV Kenya’s portfolio.

  • Ensure the highest standards of quality and accountability through compliance with World Vision policies and standards and international standards for emergency response, disaster mitigation, rehabilitation and development.

  • Ensure all project proposals, reports, integrated audits and Ministry evaluations are reviewed at a proper level within the office and appropriate actions are implemented, to ensure impact, accountability and compliance.

  • Ensure that a strong national Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation (ML&E) strategy is in place and that ML&E systems are streamlined to reduce processes and focus on child well-being.

  • Ensure accountability for the implementation of effective ministry to all key stakeholders. Ensure a relevant, timely and accurate flow of management and operational reports according to program objectives and standards and to meet reporting requirements from donors, Regional Offices, local partners.

Strategy, Operating Plan and Long and Short Term Targets:

  • Ensure there is a documented office strategy, Ministry strategies and operating plans, and the latter have been derived from the office strategy and has clear, measurable short-term and long-term targets.

  • Ensure that Ministry strategies are aligned with Regional and Partnership strategic priorities.

  • Ensure there are clear strategies for People and Culture, Communications and other main functions, and they are based on the office strategy and operational plan and include main priority areas identified in respective Regional and Partnership Strategies. Facilitate and be accountable for the execution and monitoring of strategies.

Leadership and Management of WV Kenya:

  • Promote WV’s Vision, Mission, Core Values and key Partnership Standards and Practices among the staff and partners and ensure these are the core foundation of WV Kenya strategies and work.

  • Lead the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and ensure diverse representation on the leadership team.

  • Strong focus on leadership and people management, ensuring the most capable and qualified staff members are in place to implement office strategy and operational plans.

  • Lead processes to develop National Office (NO) governance from advisory status to governing board. Lead processes to transition the office to fully interdependent status.

  • Review and approve WV Kenya’s succession plan; ensure that proper capacity is in place and succession plans are updated and executed.

  • Promote and participate in leadership development initiatives, including those for staff at management levels in the field and at the NO level.

  • Lead and manage WVK’s team in a way that facilitates a high performance culture, open trustworthy relationships and integrity.

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

  • Ensure implementation and compliance to Partnership Performance Management Standards and Principles, while seeking to implement Performance Management guidelines on reasonable level.

  • Champion WVK’s leadership team in the proper implementation of Performance Evaluations on a mid –term and annual basis for the whole organization.

  • Support initiatives for staff care and well-being, both for international and local employees.

  • Ensure excellent standards in the management of the human, financial, capital and technical resources of the organization, which includes inspiring and maintaining high standards of work and clear accountability to stakeholders.

  • Visit field projects frequently to encourage, build relationships and support WV programs.

  • Ensure that initiatives directed to build capacity required to implement local fundraising are included in the office capacity-building plan.

Advocacy and Representation:

  • Represent WVK and engage and build strategic alliances with the National and County governments of the country, WVK board, major donor agencies, WV Partnership, non-governmental agencies, churches and media.

  • Develop and implement appropriate advocacy strategies to raise awareness of- and advocate for change in- key issues within Kenya that relate to CWB.

  • Lead and facilitate strategies for the promotion of justice that look for the change of unfair structures that oppress those in need.

  • Ensure WV is positioned as a leading NGO in promoting the well-being and rights of children within the country context to develop public and stakeholders’ confidence and trust.

  • Strengthen awareness of World Vision’s program both within and outside of the WV Partnership.

  • Ensure that the WV brand is respected within the country and that all vehicles and facilities are properly branded with standard WV branding.

  • Provide leadership, strategic direction and support to the team for developing and implementing a strong donor experience and acquisition of ministry funds.

  • Identify new opportunities and forge alliances that lead to optimization of all resources.

Financial Management and Financial and Operational Audit Compliance:

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

  • Ensure action planning and execution to resolve audit findings in an agreed and timely manner. Undertake appropriate reporting of audit results and actions.

  • Oversee and ensure strong engagement of leadership in monthly Field Finance Reports (FFRs) and ensure rapid action on issues raised.

  • Ensure strong financial compliance through timeliness and completeness of financial reports.

  • Ensure strong operational compliance through timeliness and completeness of program/project reports.

  • Provide direction for integrating private and public funds to maximize results and respond to community needs in most effective and efficient way.

  • Manage overall financial integrity of the program to WV Support Offices donors, the government and other stakeholders.

  • Provide overall strategic leadership and initiative for identifying and securing financial resources to support the program.

Safety and Security, Disaster Mitigation and Preparedness:

  • Develop and maintain capacity to respond to natural and man-made emergencies.

  • Review security and safety plans and protocols (security manual, evacuation plan, Disaster Preparedness Plan, and Risk Assessments at National, Regional and Programme Office levels) and ensure understanding and compliance by all staff and visitors.

  • Oversee relief efforts, as and when they arise and work in partnership with response teams. Build in-country relief response capacity to ensure adequate disaster management and response.

  • Liaise with other international organizations to collect information about the security environment and, where appropriate, discuss joint responses to security threats.

Compliance and Country Legal Environment:

  • Ensure the office complies with local labour law requirements and standards.

  • Maintain an external legal counsel that can support WV leadership when required.

  • Ensure and oversee proper mechanisms for Child Protection and other WVI standards and principles implementation.

  • Ensure that the entity functions in a complementary, cohesive manner where principles of interdependence and twin citizenship guide the contribution made to the Partnership and the use of WV Partnership resources.

Resource Development and Management:

  • Explore opportunities and facilitate Resource Development business planning. Align with regional and local Grants Acquisition and Management (GAM) team objectives.

  • Implement an effective National Resource Development strategy and implementation plan to generate funds locally.

  • Execute plan to generate funds from a variety of donors.

  • Implement long term and short term programs that create new opportunities for acquisition, retention and transformation of a diverse set of private donors.

  • Ensure strong external engagement and visibility of WV Kenya to help promote its work to key donors and acquire greater levels of resource for ministry from a diverse set of donors.

  • Ensure strong grants management to create trust and engagement with the donor for accessing future resources and increased credibility.

Micro Finance Institution (MFI) Strategic Management:

  • As a member of the VISION FUND board, ensure that Vision Fund’s micro-finance ministry is integrated with World Vision’s Ministry to promote fullness of life for children and their communities.

  • Facilitate programmatic integration of VISION FUND and APs/ADPs operations.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Government Grants & Budgets:

  • Strong knowledge of financial management and accounting principles.

  • Strong expertise in grant acquisition and management.

  • Manage a budget of almost $80m (Level III position - $41 – 100 million).

Major Ministries:

  • Experience in technical programming in at least one of the major ministry components.

  • (Relief, Development or Advocacy), close familiarity with the other two.

  • Knowledge of LEAP 3 processes and Transformational Development preferred.

  • Experience and/or understanding of advocacy execution, national advocacy strategy development and leading advocacy efforts as a pillar of a theory of change.

Contexts:

  • Experience working in African contexts.

  • Understanding of political, socio-economic, and cultural contexts within the country achieved within 3 months after assuming the role.

  • Experience and/or understanding of working in a large and complex organization with a matrix management structure.

Leadership/Governance:

  • Experience with Boards or Advisory councils and have a good understanding of their mandate – Board Role Clarity.

  • Experience leading diverse executive teams.

  • Ability to present persuasively to a board, Senior Management Team, staff, donors, NGOs, government officials, community leaders and other stakeholders.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field

  • 15 years relevant experience in international relief and development, with progressively more complex and higher level leadership roles.

  • Training in NGO leadership and experience in leading diverse teams that include national and international staff.

  • Experience with integrated community development programming, with a diverse knowledge of technical program areas where WV focuses (education, health/nutrition, livelihood/resilience, micro-finance, child protection, etc.).

  • Experience managing large and complex operations. Experience in emergency/refugee contexts.

  • Excellent grant acquisition experience, including experience with a diverse set of donors, as well as a strong ability to partner and position for complex grants.

  • Experience in leading local fundraising, including management responsibilities preferably over the areas of fundraising with major private donors and Governments.

  • Experience in Microfinance operations is an advantage.

  • Experience in being a member of a Board and also understanding of Board mandate.

  • Significant management experience (general/operational) where there is evidence of both accountability and managerial know-how, and high quality delivery of results.

  • Strong ability to engage externally with donors, partners and other stakeholders. Evidence of building coalitions and engaging externally to influence policy and strategic directions.

  • Fluency in English/strong written and spoken English language skills and ability to communicate the Mission and Vision of the organization well.

  • Experience with World Vision desirable.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must exhibit composure and professionalism. Able to represent World Vision to government officials, donors and other external stakeholders in a professional and self-assured manner.

  • Have worked in Africa and understand the context and cultures of the continent.

  • Able to interact with a variety of individuals and ethnic groups.

  • Strong developer of teams and ability to embrace leadership principles and promote staff engagement and well-being.

  • Model Christian commitment and integrity while embracing denominational diversity and demonstrating an ability to engage in an interfaith context.

  • Strong moral values and convictions. Personal life which is exemplary.

Working Environment/Travel:

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

  • Travel: 25% domestic with occasional international travel required.