Job Opportunities with World Vision Afghanistan

World Vision Afghanistan has worked with the vulnerable children of Afghanistan, their families and communities, since 2001.

Currently, World Vision Afghanistan has a commitment to bring hope and help to children and communities in the country through a range of holistic, integrated projects that promote change and improve well-being. Every year, about 488,609 children and adults benefit from World Vision Afghanistan’s programmes, which currently operate in four provinces and cities throughout Afghanistan.

Thank you for your interest in working with World Vision Afghanistan!

Program Support Director, WV Afghanistan

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

To provide strategic leadership to the Supply Chain Management (SCM), IT and Administrative Services functions and to ensure that these functions have strategies, systems and skills to support the operations of the WV Afghanistan (WVA) in a timely, technologically-sound, professional and cost-effective manner. Ensure policies, protocols and processes involving the above services are effectively developed, implemented, maintained, reviewed and updated.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy:

  • Serve as a strategic partner to senior management by integrating of support functions in the organization’s overall mission and WVA operational strategy.

  • Lead the development, implementation and or review of strategies and systems for each department/unit to ensure they are aligned to set standards, responsive to internal and external customers and cost effective.

  • Work with functional lead to develop, implement and review the operating plans and budgets for the Division and support other Divisions and projects/programs to prepare their own budgets relating to SCM, IT and Administrative Services.

Leadership:

  • Provide line management to the functional leads of Supply Chain Management, Information Technology and Administrative Services.

  • Mentor, coach and develop the capacity of Functional Leaders under the Division into competent, accountable and high performance teams.

Management:

  • Review and evaluate the effectiveness of Support functions on annual basis.

  • Monitor support services to ensure optimum client service and satisfaction, including liaising with all functions outside support unit, for required support.

  • Coordinate with functional leads implementation of necessary changes.

  • Take appropriate action to address internal and external audit results and recommendations as they relate to the Support Functions.

  • In cooperation with all other functional directors make sure necessary policies and procedures are in place and monitoring system is in place.

  • Monitor and supervise all aspects of program support to ensure compliance with strategy, organization rules, regulations, policies, and standards of accountability, ethics and integrity and achievement of results.

  • Constantly monitor and analyses the operating environment to identify potential risks and take action/refer critical issues for intervention to ensure delivery of results.

  • Closely liaise with the Zonal Managers in order to troubleshoot any issues that might cause interruption in the support services management.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Master’s Degree in Business administration, Supply Chain/ Logistics Management, Project Management or Finance and/ or any professional / postgraduate qualification in the relevant field .

  • Substantial knowledge of country legislative framework at all levels.

  • Ability to form and maintain solid relationships with wide range of different stakeholders, partners, co-workers.

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

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

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience s in middle or senior management in World Vision or comparable organization.

  • Experience in Leadership role within the core strategic team.

  • Demonstrated ability in financial management skills.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Good interpersonal, organizational and time management skills. Able to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in a continues changing environments.

  • 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.

  • Active listening.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.

Director, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Director, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis – Global Centre leads a team that is responsible for the financial aspects of financial planning, reporting and analysis for the WVI Global Centre. This is a critical role that supports the Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis and works closely with the Chief Financial Officer to ensure the budgeting processes, reporting and analysis for the Global Centre is timely, accurate and supports strategic conversations regarding resource allocation in line with Our Promise.

To achieve this, the position is responsible for:

  • Leading the team.

  • Overseeing timely and accurate financial reporting and analysis to the Chief Financial Officer, the Executive Leadership Team, senior leaders and managers in the Global Centre.

  • Building strategic reporting and analysis capability that facilitates strategic resource allocation decisions of the Global Centre allowing leaders to invest in activities to deliver of Our Promise.

  • Driving a customer focused culture, ensuring staff develop a deep understanding of the business units of the Global Centre from the perspective of Executive Leadership and Partnership Leaders, and cost centre managers.

  • Leading and oversee projects to continuously improve reporting and analytics by utilizing new technology capability and working with the Director, Data, Systems and Services to drive new capabilities.

  • Working closely with peers to understand the end-to-end Support Office/Global Centre/Field Office financial eco-system and ensuring budgeting, financial reporting and analysis is consistent and aligned.

  • Working closely with peers to ensure financial systems and processes are seamless from a customer perspective.

  • Advising on issues related to partnership budgeting, reporting, compliance, internal controls, liquidity, and systems.

  • Initiating and participating in global and departmental initiatives.

  • Being a thought leader on broader Partnership financial management.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Partner with the business to leverage accurate, timely and insightful reporting and analysis and achieve business outcomes.

Design and continuously improve a reporting framework for the Global Centre to ensure reports are streamlined, timely, clear, provide actionable insights, inform decision making and meet customer needs.

This involves:

  • Thinking forward and pre-empting and identifying key decision and reporting needs of stakeholders in future years (possibly before they even ask), driven primarily from the vision articulated in Our Promise and from deep knowledge of stakeholders.

  • Identifying appropriate sources of data that need to be captured and design solutions for capturing data in systems, utilizing systems thinking skills, technology developments, internal controls and quality control.

  • Be the business owner for the Finance systems projects designed and implemented as a result of needing to capture the new data, engaging stakeholders and driving the Finance Data, Systems and Services team and IT to deliver an appropriate technological solution.

  • Design and oversee the implementation of new reporting and analysis that can be created as a result of the new data available.

  • Review the existing reports and analysis to identify their appropriateness of need for update and rebuild as a result of the new data and technology available.

  • Seek feedback from customers and iterate reporting and analysis to be fit for purpose.

  • Oversee the production of regular reports and analysis to stakeholders (monthly, quarterly, annually, key meetings) to ensure decision makers are empowered with accurate and timely information to support their activities, including cost centre reporting.

  • Be a trusted advisor to the Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis and Chief Financial Officer, ensuring they have appropriate information and insights for decision making.

  • Manage a team of trusted Finance Business Partners to work closely with Executive Leaders, Partnership Leaders and cost centre managers on business cases and other financial analysis to support their decisions.

  • Ensure integration and alignment with the activities of peers to build a seamless customer experience.

Lead the Global Centre annual cycle from planning through to year end.

Collaborate with peers to ensure alignment and integration of processes and activity of the annual financial cycle from planning to year-end close, in particular:

  • Lead the Global Centre annual and multi-year planning and budgeting process, by:

  • Designing the process for the upcoming fiscal year, ensuring alignment with all aspects of the global planning process;

  • Leading the preparation of financial information for the Chief Financial Officer as they facilitate high-level resource negotiations and planning parameters with the Executive Leadership Team at the start of the process;

  • Overseeing the production of tools, templates and communications to execute the process;

  • Leading the execution of the process across all Global Centre departments, supported by a team of Finance Business Partners and analysts;

  • Being an escalation point for issues identified by Finance Business Partners during the process and negotiating resource allocation with Executive Leaders, Partnership Leaders and cost centre managers to ensure compliance with approved budget parameters;

  • Preparing reports and analysis of the submitted budget for review and approval by the Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis and the Chief Financial Officer, identifying opportunities and issues for consideration;

  • Preparing Board pre-reads and presentations regarding the Global Centre budget for the WVI Stewardship Committee and WVI Board for their approval;

  • Ensuring stakeholders from across the Global Centre are appropriately engaged during and after the process and that decisions are clearly communicated;

Leading a post implementation review with stakeholders, identifying opportunities for improvement.

Lead the annual Chargeback setting process, by:

  • Designing the process for the upcoming fiscal planning period, ensuring that it connects appropriate to the timelines for the Field Office and Support Office planning processes.

  • Overseeing the production of tools, templates and communications to execute the process.

  • Convening the Chargeback Committee, delivering a process that has clear recommendations to the Chief Financial Officer for approval that are in line with principles.

  • Ensuring stakeholders from across the Partnership (including Field Offices and Support Offices) are appropriately engaged during and after the process and that decisions are clearly communicated.

  • Leading a post implementation review with stakeholders, identifying opportunities for improvement.

Lead the Global Centre forecast process throughout the fiscal year, by:

  • Designing the process.

  • Overseeing the production of tools, templates and communications to execute the process.

  • Executing the process at key points during the year through a team of Finance Business Partners and Financial Analysts.

  • Overseeing the review of business cases submitted by departments seeking redistribution of resources and negotiating resource allocation with Executive Leaders, Partnership Leaders and cost centre managers to ensure compliance with approved budget parameters.

  • Identifying opportunities for strategic realignment of resources to ensure key organizational priorities have appropriate resources for delivery and presenting this information to the Senor Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis and the Chief Financial Officer for consideration and approval.

  • Communicating outcomes of the process to stakeholders.

Lead a component of the Global Centre year-end processes, by:

  • Ensuring that costs are recorded in the appropriate period and cost centre.

  • Reviewing actual expenditure against budget and identifying issues and ensuring corrections prior to the general ledger close.

  • Negotiating carry forward of savings from the current year to the next fiscal year (with approval from the Chief Financial Officer).

  • Working with the Director of Corporate Accounting to ensure year-end adjustments are minimized through effective monitoring and identification of issues and corrections well prior to the end of the fiscal year.

Leadership and Management:

  • Management responsibilities, including cost centre management, people management and strategic planning for the team.

  • Oversee continuous improvement initiatives that will support the Group’s business plan and objectives.

Other duties as requested:

  • Perform other duties as requested by Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis, including, but not limited to, participation in organizational projects as a representative of GC Finance and the interests of the Global Centre and broader team leadership and management responsibilities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / Finance.

  • Extensive knowledge in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and audit and/or internal controls.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis and performance management in large, global organizations.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in managing teams, projects and performing finance functions in a corporation, financial institution or non-profit organization.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing financial best practices, work-flow, and procedures for a large global organization.

  • Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant or equivalent.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • MBA preferred.

  • Superior organization, prioritization, and self-motivation skills.

  • Strong computer skills and knowledge in MS Office Suite, SunSystems and PowerBI.

  • High level of working knowledge related to automated accounting / financial systems.

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills.

  • Excellent project management skills.

  • Ability to translate technical information into common language so that non-financial individuals can readily understand the information.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience leading large global team of financial analysts across multiple countries and regions.

  • Ability to translate or communicate complex finance and accounting principles into common language so that non-finance people or finance staff with very basic knowledge in finance can readily understand the information.

  • Experience working with senior leadership teams, with demonstrable ability to communicate and engage effectively.

  • Experience in developing and implementing process improvement initiatives.

  • Cost centre management.

  • Experience managing and developing people, including hiring, talent and succession planning and performance management.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the year.

Protection and Advocacy Sector Lead, WV Afghanistan

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The position holder has a dual role of providing technical leadership and oversight to World Vision Afghanistan’s Protection programming, encompassing Humanitarian Protection, Gender, Disability Child Protection (CP) and Safeguarding, as well as leading the National Office’s advocacy initiatives across all sectors and programming.

The position is a technical advisory role and the holder also acts as an advisor to senior management in designing a protection and Advocacy strategy that fits within the broader Humanitarian Protection Strategy by ensuring that it is based on consultation with affected populations, including children, adolescents, and youth.

The Protection and Advocacy Sector lead’s Key Areas of focus will include among others:

  • Protection Strategy Development and alignment with WV Afghanistan National Strategy and Our Promise 2030.

  • Grant acquisition and resource mobilization in the Protection Sector, with a specific focus on Child Protection and addressing Negative Social Norms.

  • Technical support to ensure Protection and advocacy mainstreaming in Program / Proposal Development.

  • Leading the National Office’s advocacy initiatives particularly on ending Child Early and Forced Marriage as part of World Vision’s Global It Takes a World to End Violence against Children campaign among other protection issues.

  • Provide external and donor representation for Protection programming, including cultivation of partnerships and networking with respect to Protection and related sub-sectors.

  • Technical guidance and quality assurance of Protection, Child Protection, GBV programming, as well as mainstreaming of protection considerations, gender and Disability inclusion approaches for achieving gender sensitive and transformative outcomes in programming.

  • Build organisational capacity and provide training to implement prioritised project models and evidence-based practices in Protection, Child Protection, and Gender, local level advocacy including facilitation of key training packages in alignment with the Protection Cluster and related sub-clusters.

  • Ensure WV Afghanistan’s compliance to all safeguarding and other minimum requirements for protection in humanitarian action.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy & Program Development:

  • Participate in revision of WV Afghanistan strategy and priorities based on emerging needs, change in context and donor interests.

  • Lead development and alignment of WV Afghanistan Protection Technical Approaches and Technical Programs with the National Office Strategy and Our Promise 2030.

  • Ensure Protection, Gender and disability, and Advocacy considerations are mainstreamed into all World Vision Afghanistan Sector Strategies and technical approaches and proposals.

  • In coordination with the programme development team, take lead in the design of new protection and advocacy specific projects and provide technical inputs to all new project proposals/concept notes.

  • Together with PDQ team, meet donors to preposition for new program ideas and models based on evidence.

  • Conduct regular situational analysis of the sector and feed recommendations back to WV Afghanistan for decision making on future priorities.

  • Ensure the participation of Women, Men, Girls and Boys (children, adolescents, and youth) in the development and implementation of strategies that address key protection priorities, including through participatory assessments.

Support Implementation, Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Provide leadership to ensure the overall technical quality of all WV Afghanistan Protection and advocacy programming, both through direct efforts, and through mentorship and coaching of field-based Project.

  • Ensure all programming and implementation follows WV Afghanistan’s standard technical approaches to each sub-sector, uptakes donor, international and country-specific guidance, minimum requirements and global best practices.

  • Support DM&E to develop assessment, monitoring & evaluation tools to measure Protection, Gender, Advocacy, CP and Safeguarding issues, risks; Build staff capacity on use of Protection tools (i.e. Safety Audit).

  • Review grant progress reports and M&E reports specifically program findings and recommendations.

  • Provide technical leadership to Protection, CP, Advocacy, and other sector related research, case studies, learning reviews and publications for WV Afghanistan, and as part of WV Regional/Global initiatives relevant to Afghanistan or fragile contexts.

Organizational and Staff Capacity Building:

  • Take lead in strengthening of internal organizational systems relating to Protection Programming and Advocacy efforts.

  • Provide technical support to the recruitment of Protection related and other technical staff (i.e. JD review based on existing standard JDs, technical short-listing, technical interviews, etc).

  • Develop and revise protection capacity building plans and share with P&C.

  • Review, update and where necessary, develop contextualized training or other guidance material for Protection field staff based on project needs and assessment findings.

  • Facilitate key Protection, Protection Mainstreaming, Gender Mainstreaming, Child Protection and GBVrelated training packages as recognized by cluster/sub-cluster.

Advocacy:

For the region and WV partnership, the advocacy strategic measures (ASMs), It Takes a World Campaign, and humanitarian advocacy are high priorities.

National Advocacy and Policy Influence:

  • Engage with national and local stakeholders and represent WVA at relevant humanitarian and development working groups, clusters, and alliances.

  • Interacts and networks with other humanitarian, development, and children’s rights-based NGOs and community organizations and national coalition groups as requested.

  • Provide ongoing, quarterly context analysis on national ministerial changes/humanitarian context and/or opportunities for policy influence in coordination with technical coordinators.

  • Develop policy briefs /statements and reports for national level advocacy and humanitarian advocacy for WVA.

  • Plan and implement relevant advocacy initiatives at national level with support from leadership.

  • Support in Development of MoUs and agreements with relevant CSOs and other stakeholders.

  • Understand the social, political and economic context of Afghanistan and analyze the different arenas in which World Vision can conduct local level advocacy and how this methodology can be linked to national level systems reform.

  • Advise on the implementation of local level advocacy plans within various sectors in the area programmes.

  • Provide training for staff members and communities to equip them with tools, knowledge and skills on local level advocacy methodologies and child participation among other relevant topics.

  • Assist staff and children to implement their own child-led initiatives and to become agents of positive change locally, nationally and globally.

  • Engage in regional and global coordination around the It takes a World Campaign.

  • Lead or Support the implementation, documentation and reporting of initiatives relating to the takes a World Campaign with Regional office engagement.

Networking, Coordination & External Engagement:

  • Maintain strong relationships with key strategic donors, UN, Cluster system, Line Ministries, INGOS and NGOs including cultivation of partnerships, collaborations and advocacy for resources to strengthen programme scope and effectiveness.

  • Represent World Vision Afghanistan in the inter-agency humanitarian cluster system through active participation in cluster meetings and other existing coordination mechanisms at national, regional and international levels (e.g. the Protection Cluster, GBV sub-cluster, Child Protection sub-cluster and other existing coordination mechanisms.

  • Provide support and senior leadership to the WV Afghanistan national advocacy It Takes A World Campaign theme “ending child marriage”.

  • Provide support to research, advocacy, case studies and policy briefs on protection issues, including inter-agency collaboration with policy-focused NGOs in Afghanistan or externally, and coordination with World Vision International and Support Office initiatives.

Safeguarding:

  • Provide Strategic Leadership in Safeguarding and implementation of the Child and Adult Safeguarding Policy across the National Office.

  • Lead, develop and coordinate Safeguarding Capacity Building and Awareness Raising strategy for WV staff and affiliates.

  • Take lead in coordination and management and response to Level 1 child protection community-level incidents according to local Child Protection/Safeguarding Incident Preparedness Plan.

  • Manage the response of Level 2 and Level 3 safeguarding incidents including investigations and reports, with accountability to the Global Centre’s WVI Integrated Safeguarding Unit, according to global protocols and local Child Protection/Safeguarding Incident Preparedness Plan with support from Regional Safeguarding Focal Point.

  • Jointly with Operations team(s), ensure that accessible complaints and response mechanisms are in all communities where WV works, in line with the Programme Accountability Framework (PAF), which aim to help children and adults report harm, abuse, exploitation or other breaches of Behaviour Protocols by WV staff, volunteers, visitors, consultants or WV affiliates.

  • Coordinate care for and support to staff working on difficult child protection and safeguarding issues.

  • All other safeguarding duties as specified in the Safeguarding Policy.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • University Degree in International Relations, Humanitarian Protection, Human Rights or Social Work; Master’s Degree is strongly preferred.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a technical position related to Protection, with a comprehensive experience in both child protection and GBV technical sectors strongly preferred.

  • Certification or other similar demonstration of capacity to facilitate trainings and provide coaching and supervision to key Protection, Child Protection and Violence Against Women technical packages (i.e.

  • Protection Mainstreaming Minimum Standards, Child Protection Minimum Standards, GBViE Minimum Standards, PSEA, Community Based Complaints and Reporting Mechanisms), Humanitarian advocacy/international humanitarian law.

  • Proven experience in identifying Protection (CP/Violence Against Women) resource opportunities, engaging with donors and partners on Protection issues (or including child protection and Violence Against Women), designing high quality Protection/CP programmes and budgets.

  • Experience mentoring and coaching staff to improve Protection technical quality, as well as mainstreaming in key sectors such as Food Security and Livelihoods, Education, WASH, Health & Nutrition etc.

  • Experience in leading or contributing to a Protection focused advocacy campaign preferred.

  • Must have experience in fragile or humanitarian contexts.

  • Better Understanding and application of the Humanitarian –Development Nexus.

  • Candidates applying, should have experience in grant-funded field offices - Strongly preferred.

  • Deep knowledge of international humanitarian and human rights frameworks; understanding of Afghanistan frameworks for human rights, children’s rights, women’s rights and protections from GBV preferred.

  • Creative, interested to refine, create, test and produce protection, child protection, child rights or GBV prevention methodologies, approaches, training and materials informed by international guidelines and best practices.

  • Collaboration and teamwork – Excels in collaborating with external partners (UN, NGO, local actors, other); Interested to actively participate in technical working groups, and keen to learn from other agencies to refine approaches and high technical standards.

  • Team leadership & People Management – Motivated, enthusiastic leader interested to engage all staff on Protection , child protection or Safeguarding issues, and to support the professional development of national staff.

  • Three to five years of technical expertise in the areas of protection and child protection.

  • Experience in capacity building processes, tools and methodologies.

  • Two years or more NGO experience in the humanitarian and development fields respectively.

  • Experience in needs assessment and project design.

  • HEAT Training a MUST for the successful candidate.

  • Excellent written English, with fluency in speaking English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Masters Degree in the above mentioned areas.

  • Experience participating in program implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes.

  • Experience providing technical guidance or operational leadership to interventions intended to mainstream gender considerations and promote gender equality and disability inclusion.

  • Experience in facilitating trainings and providing coaching and supervision to key Protection, Child Protection and Violence Against Women technical packages (i.e. Protection Mainstreaming Minimum Standards, Child Protection Minimum Standards, GBViE Minimum Standards, PSEA, Community Based Complaints and Reporting Mechanisms), international humanitarian law.

  • Strong Safeguarding experiences especially in establishing and strengthening internal safeguarding systems across all sectors and programmes.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position is Herat based and requires approximately 60% of the time to be office based.

  • The position also requires 30% of travel within the country including Kabul and 10% internationally.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to continue to function during a crisis, including during a World Vision response to a man-made or natural disaster.

  • The position requires availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours occasionally.

  • The position requires willingness to travel and work in a hostile environment and stay in a shared team house with strict security protocols for international staff.