Job Opportunities in Africa

World Vision has the privilege to partner with communities in 26 countries in Africa: Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Humanitarian and Protection Advocacy Advisor, DRC

*Please submit your CV in English.

BACKGROUND:

World Vision has been delivering relief, advocacy and development programs to conflict, disaster-affected and poverty-stricken populations in DRC since 1984, with most vulnerable children being at the centre of all we do. Currently, WV operates in 13 out of 26 provinces, with programming in protection, health, nutrition, water and sanitation, food assistance, food security, livelihoods, peacebuilding and emergency relief. World Vision DRC has undertaken humanitarian advocacy for many years. Over the past few years this has included several evidence-based research engagements on ending Violence against children, the impact of Ebola and war on child protection in the DRC and barriers of weak

prevention measures against Ebola.

World Vision has been responding to a series of protracted crisis in the country, including in North and South Kivu, in the Kasais on Ebola in North Kivu, the CAR refugee’s situation in Nord Ubangi and the ongoing conflict in the Tanganyika. WV DRC has reached more than 3 million beneficiaries over the last 3years via its emergency response programs.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The role of the Humanitarian and Protection Advocacy Advisor is to manage humanitarian protection and advocacy work across all emergency and fragile locations in DRC delivering on strategic WVDRC advocacy and protection objectives. This will re-enforce WV DRC’s ability to credibly engage with the UN, local authorities, international donors and decision makers for improved humanitarian response, helping WV DRC leverage its presence, results and brand for maximizing impact to transform the lives of most vulnerable children and their communities in the DRC.

It will ensure the following:

  • Improved access for children to short term and longer-term humanitarian assistance and protection.

  • Implementation of World Vision’s campaign to end violence against children.

  • Improved coordination in response to the protection needs of the affected population, especially children (among local authorities, donors, multilaterals, UN and NGOs).

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy and Policy Development:

  • Implement, and when needed update, the WVDRC Response humanitarian advocacy strategy focusing on issues of child protection, humanitarian access, coordination and funding for children and civil-military relations as necessary.

  • Input into the regionally managed Indicator Tracking Table for the Advocacy Response Group (ARG) to show global progress towards policy change objectives.

  • Provide ongoing, bi-weekly context analysis of the unfolding situation on the ground based on operational, security, humanitarian and political changes to the WVDRC National director, Regional Office and Support Offices.

  • Promote & foster relationships and collaborations with other WVDRC Response team members - in particular working closely and in complementarity with Protection and Communications Advisors with a focus on areas related to child protection.

  • Regularly attend the Senior Management Team meetings and participate in other relevant information sharing with the Response Team.

Representation and External Engagement:

  • Leverage partnerships with peer agencies, governments and donors to scale advocacy for improved protection, services and programs for children affected by the humanitarian crisis of the DRC.

  • Represent WV DRC in dialogue with external stakeholders on core humanitarian concerns requiring advocacy engagement, including (but not limited to) issues of child protection, protection of civilians, civ/mil engagement, humanitarian access, IHL, humanitarian principles, and community engagement.

  • Build relationships and collaborations with relevant actors (UN, humanitarian, MONUSCO, local governments, media), who in turn reach out to WV DRC for inputs and opinion as a valuable expert on matters of protection of children and civilians.

  • Lead and actively participate in humanitarian advocacy initiatives of the INGO Forum, supports WV DRC ND engagement with the INGO Forum, Chef de Mission Forum, Comite Regional Inter-Organisations, and UN humanitarian actors in Kinshasa as necessary.

Advocacy and Policy Influence:

  • Coordinate and develop policy evidence and advocacy messaging to influence action by external stakeholders on Response priorities, namely humanitarian protection, child protection, the effectiveness of the humanitarian response, and effectiveness of transition management (from crisis to recovery and links to resilience).

  • Within the scope of WVI’s global campaign, It Takes a World, manage the campaign implementation in the Response, and integrate the campaign in protection programming.

  • Mobilize and effectively leverage WV’s global partnership (Support Offices, Regional Offices, Geneva, New York, EU) to amplify advocacy with donors and actors of influence on key humanitarian concerns through timely provision of key messages, context analysis and policy products.

  • Consistently works with the Emergency Communication Manager to provide evidence, messaging and action items to external stakeholders, including media, on WV DRC priorities for the entire SHR projects (from crisis to recovery and links to resilience and peace building).

Proposal Development and Financial Management:

  • Provide leadership to mainstreaming advocacy into new or existing grants as appropriate, in collaboration with grants and Response Teams.

  • Consistently works with Children in Emergency (CIE) on project proposals to ensure integration of campaign objectives in programming.

Capacity Building:

  • Oversee the provision of humanitarian advocacy training for staff particularly in areas of International Humanitarian Law, humanitarian principles, UN transformative agenda (cluster coordination, Level 3 leadership and accountability) and civil military relations as necessary. Coordinate with protection and communications stuff for wider training on protection and communications.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Master’s Degree in International Development or another relevant field or a Bachelor’s Degree with relevant work experience.

  • Experience writing grants and/or developing proposals for advocacy or integration of advocacy into wider programming.

  • Excellent research, problem solving, policy analysis and writing/verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent understanding of the role of the UN in humanitarian emergencies, its agencies and ways of working, especially related to protection.

  • Experienced in external engagement/lobbying with high level stakeholders (SRSG, RC/HC, Ministerial, Ambassadorial).

  • Experiences in networking and building coalitions.

  • At least 3-5 years of progressive work experience in advocacy and protection, (including child protection), and international exposure/external engagement on humanitarian emergencies or fragile country contexts.

  • Excellent English and French is required.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in resource acquisition.

  • Good understanding of World Vision, its programs and policies.

  • Experience of working in the DRC would be a plus.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

  • Travel: 50% travel within country to various responses is expected.

Resource Development Manager, WV Rwanda

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

Provides Leadership, execution and management of the World Vision Rwanda resource diversification strategy. Strengthens donor and partner engagement, networking and resource acquisition capabilities for World Vision Rwanda. The job holder also leads in the implementation and coordination of Grant Acquisition & Management (GAM) processes including consortium establishment, design workshops and proposal formulation to deliver high quality sustainable funding for improving lives of the most vulnerable children.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead in the growth and diversification of high quality sustainable funding for the National Office (NO) strategy by developing and reviewing concept papers and proposals for various projects and programs.

  • Looking outward to engage externally and build relationships with key stakeholders in the Government of Rwanda, Public donor agencies, UN agencies, INGOs, Support Offices, and East Africa Regional Office.

  • Develop and review a Grant Acquisition and Management Strategy to ensure that the National Office (NO) has an up to date GAM Business Plan to guide the in its resource mobilization efforts.

  • Building the capacity of NO staff in grant acquisition, management and compliance.

  • Providing leadership and daily supervision to the GAM team members.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Science, International Development, Rural Development, Writing or any related field.

  • Excellent knowledge and experience of project design and management with government and multilateral agencies grant funded projects and experience of grant compliance procedures for major bilateral and multilateral donors.

  • Strong organization and delegation abilities; high performance and quality standards; negotiation skills; ability to motivate teams and inspire teamwork.

  • Track record of successfuly winning public, multilateral and private grants.

  • Track record of successfully training, developing/mentoring and supervising grant staff.

  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office Word, Excel, Power Point, and Lotus Notes (or another email system such as Microsoft Outlook).

  • Strong budgetary and financial management skills.

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, and ability to work with a wide range of people from different backgrounds.

  • At least 5 years performing the same role and team management experience, preferably within a country office setting.

  • Considerable experience in networking.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Ability to maintain and track funding trends and grant opportunities in the humanitarian sector.

  • Knowledge and experience in Private Sector Engagement.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Project Facilitator - FMNR 4 SEED

Purpose of Position:

To facilitate the delivery of all Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) for Sustainable Economic Empowerment and Development activities by way of community entry, mobilization, participation in project planning, implementation, monitoring, review as well as evaluation and collaboration with all relevant partners and stakeholders; working closely and with leadership support from the FMNR4SEED Project manager.

Major Responsibilities

  • Support the Project Manager in effective project planning (FMNR4SEED), implementation, monitoring and evaluation process that ensures enhanced community participation ownership of project activities and sustainability project for the wellbeing of children, families and communities.

  • Identify and select additional communities for the expansion FMNR4SEED intervention in the Project Area.

  • Facilitate communities to select gender sensitive Lead Farmers groups for project implementation.

  • Undertake regular field monitoring visits and provide support to FMNR4SEED project beneficiaries (farmers) and as well as other project stakeholders as per the project activities planned.

  • Plan and implement trainings for farmers and /or other FMNR4SEED project beneficiaries and stakeholders in the project area as per the planned project activities.

  • Work closely with Ministry of Food & Agriculture and other Agencies in the implementation of project activities to ensure sustainability of interventions.

  • Plan and coordinate logistics together with the Project manager for project activities implementation in the Project area.

  • Compile stories of change for use by World Vision and partner organizations.

  • Prepare and submit Monthly, Semi and Annual reports to the Project Manager in a timely manner in line with LEAP.

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:

  • Educational level required: BA /BSC Degree in Economics, Agriculture, Business Administration, Development studies /planning, Social Science disciplines or related field.

  • Experience: 1-3years’ experience in food security or agriculture, development work or community mobilization

Technical Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong Computer skills

  • Strong knowledge of sustainable agricultural (and /or environmental) techniques

  • Knowledge of modern Food security

  • Experience in agricultural extension services

  • Strong capacity building skills (especially with people with no formal education)

  • Experience working with farmers

  • Working knowledge of programs or the projects management cycle

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all staff and other key partners

  • Experience in community mobilization, sensitization and development work

  • Strong knowledge of local institutional functioning (e.g. MOFA)

  • Strong reporting and communication skills in English

  • Good planning and organizational skills

Working Environment / Conditions:

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

  • Travel: 10% Domestic/international travel is required.

  • On call: 5%

Component Manager, SUPREME Programme - West Nile, Uganda

Position: Component Manager, SUPREME Programme

Report to: SUPREME Programme Manager

Location: West Nile, Uganda

Purpose of the position:

To manage the programme teams, ensure technical oversight and delivery of the different programme components, prepares work plans and budgets, guidelines and supervises field teams, procurement, internal reporting, external liaison etc. The Component Manager works closely with leadership structures of both refugees and host communities (District agricultural offices, Community development officers, LC, RWC, religious and traditional leaders) in regard to livelihoods. The Component Manager under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager, will ensure that activities are approved, implemented, monitored and reported according to agreed project plans in line with the donor and World Vision Uganda (WVU) policies. Will be directly involved in the implementation of project activities will be based in Obongi district.

Major Responsibilities:

Project Implementation and sustainability:

  • Implements activities as described in the programme proposal based on WVU country policy

  • Take lead in project planning, budgeting, and implementation and monitoring of progress in line with donor requirements.

  • Responsible for financial cash flow planning and expenditure monitoring, approval of expenditures and related cost allocations, on the basis of approved project budgets.

  • Human Resource Management (at individual- and team level) for all staff and volunteers under the Programme.

  • Supervision and periodical evaluation of the performance of the staff members of the programme Team.

  • Maintaining effective coordination and working relations with donors and other relevant stakeholders at field level.

Community engagement and advocacy:

  • Take overall lead in the coordination of field livelihood level activities

  • Develop farmer's capacity to improve production and productivity of selected enterprises of desired quality by the market through demonstrations to farmer's

  • Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during planning and development meetings, workshops and other fora.

  • Coordinate partners in implementation of agreed action plans.

  • Ensure integration of project with other ongoing Resilience and Livelihood activities including that of World Vision and governments.

Stakeholders Engagement, Networking and Collaboration:

  • Engagement with key stakeholders for influence, learning and resource development

  • Actively represent WVU in key inter-agency fora.

  • Engage and build relationships with key partners and government counterparts.

  • Work with the Project Manager to identify partners who will support the implementation of the project within the Area Program.

  • Network and collaborate with District Local Government, OPM, UNHCR and other relevant stakeholders in the Program Area

Documentation, Reporting and knowledge management:

  • Writes and submits comprehensive quarterly progress reports, and specific activity reports, and any other reports when necessary to supervisor in a timely manner.

  • Reporting - monthly and quarterly financial reporting, including realization of activities versus budget utilization; (Providing input to) narrative and financial programme reporting;

  • Semiannual and Annual reviews of progress towards project objectives;

  • Take lead in documentation and sharing of Impact/success stories and best practices to promote learning.

  • Organize quarterly review meetings for partners and communities at the project sites to reflect on project approaches, tools, impact of interventions, best practices, exit and sustainability strategies as well as create spaces and opportunities for action-learning.

Child Protection and Wellbeing:

  • Work to protect children from child violations and abuses

  • Sensitize stakeholders about children’s rights and responsibilities

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Agri Business or other relevant field is a requirement (post-graduate degree in related fields is an advantage).

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in field-based programme management roles in Resilience & Livelihoods sector

  • At least three years’ experience working with vulnerable communities and familiarity with humanitarian programming and implementation

  • Experience in community work and engagement Agricultural, Economic Development and Livelihood is and added advantage

  • Good Climate Smart Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, micro finance and strong agribusiness skills

  • Experience with relevant technical models such as Village Savings & Loans, Local Value Chain Development and Ultra-Poor Graduation Model.

  • Experience in Monitoring & Evaluation.

  • Capacity/potential in leadership, relationship management/networking, and coordination.

  • Good interpersonal skills, strong communication skills, both verbal and written in English. Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s) is an added advantage.

  • Proven conceptual & analytical skills, ability to take an evidence-based approach to programme design.

  • Proven facilitation skills.

  • Track record of success in grant fundraising, including donor relations and proposal writing.

  • Team player, Self-motivator, able to work with limited supervision;

  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, innovativeness, creativity, reliability and dependable

  • Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview – ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.

  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work and have passion for children.

How to apply:

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

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

Deadline for receiving applications is, 18th July 2020. (Qualified natives of West Nile region are particularly encouraged to apply)

Reporting & Compliance Officer, SUPREME Programme - West Nile

Position: Reporting & Compliance Officer, SUPREME Programme

Report to: Program Manager, SUPREME Programme

Location: West Nile, Uganda

Purpose of the position:

To support the SUPREME Project to achieve its strategic objectives through; production of high quality communication resources, hosting and handling VIP/ Donor visits, working with staff to support grant acquisition and retention of donors, responding to support office communications, requests and needs, managing reputation risk issues, media relations, branding and visibility needs.

The role of the reporting and compliance officer, is to make sure that World Vision is conducting its business in full compliance with all national and international laws and regulations that pertain to emergency, as well as professional standards, accepted humanitarian practices. There is both an ethical component and a pragmatic component to compliance - a role that is crucial in helping organizations manage risk, maintain a positive reputation, and avoid lawsuits.

Major Responsibilities

Leadership:

Provide program oversight, ensuring the program is meeting reporting & compliance standards, goals and implementation objectives as per program strategy.

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

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

  • Participate in strategic organization meetings including strategic planning and progress review meetings. Advise the Associate Response Director and the Senior Leadership team on the strategic direction of the project.

  • Fair and modest: Willing to scrutinize all the facts without making a snap judgment, and interview any relevant employees for their perspective

Support the strategic objectives through;

  • Production of high quality communication resources, hosting and handling VIP/ Donor visits, working with programs to support grant acquisition and retention of donors, responding to support office communications requests and needs, managing reputation risk issues, media relations, branding and visibility needs.

  • Proactive: A honed alertness and vigilance to potential breaches in compliance. This means actively enforcing a mandatory reporting policy and seeking out any weakness in organizational dealings.

Team/People Management

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

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

  • Should model appropriate behavior as a WV leader and should be exemplary to staff.

  • Ensure that all WV staff care policies are implemented including but not limited to the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA)

Enhanced documentation of Programmes through gathering sector-based communication materials for Support office use/Media/social media and Donor engagement

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

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

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

  • Identify, report & refer operational blockages caused by external actors to Liaison to be addressed through advocacy

  • Ensure all Project Managers are aware of Donor standards as per Grant Agreements

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

  • Identifying, documentation and dissemination of most significant change/ Need stories and best practices for profile raising (hard news, feature stories, VLOG’s and pictorials.

Networking and Collaboration

  • Represent World Vision at local coordination and interagency meetings

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

  • Attend interagency coordination meetings, making sure sector leads participate in the sector working group meetings, coordinating with OPM, UN and Local Government in matters that relate to WV operations in the area.

  • Ensure regular flow of communication between field sites, program office and through the Associate Response Director and the GAM team support offices and the greater World Vision Partnership

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

  • Negotiate at Area level, make agreements and understandings, and establish standards and working agreements.

Monitoring & Reporting

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

  • Ensure the utilization of the information from the M&E reports and contribute to the collection of M&E data for the Response and National Office integrated M&E database as per agreed schedule.

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

  • Develop and implement operations reporting systems to support timely and accurate reporting

  • Maintain a database/file of all Projects Documents (Proposals, Grant Agreements, Budgets, Log Frames, Monthly/Quarterly/End of project Reports, etc.)

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

Resources Mobilization

  • Ensuring all journalists/media crews get media accreditation before they proceed to the response location. This has to be procured before they reach Uganda.

  • Ensuring all VIP guests are treated with utmost professionalism, care and that all their needs and expectations are met.

  • Supporting in gathering content during field visits (Photos, captions, short clips)

  • Making sure all visitors are briefed about media guidelines and they sign child protection protocols before going to the field.

Brand management, Visibility and reputation risk management

  • Work closely with field and program teams to consistently identify challenges and risks surrounding our work in various operation areas. Work with the Associate Response Director and national office to Prepare key messages and Q&A’s for all potential risk issues and share them with support offices.

  • Ensuring all field programs and staff have adequate branding and visibility materials with proper messaging and logos.

  • Work with program teams to come up with annual visibility material plans right at the inception of the project

  • Ensuring that donor logos appear on all branded materials for the projects they fund

  • Ensuring proper usage of the World Vision international logo on all branded materials

  • Build the technical capacity of staff and partners in order to carry out effective documentation and communication.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Development Studies or Social Sciences.

  • 3 - 5 years’ experience in the same or related field preferable with a busy organization.

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.

  • Excellent self-motivation skills.

  • Excellent communications skills in English, both oral and written

  • Previous experience in refugee programming in any settlements in Uganda

  • Good computer application proficiency especially Microsoft Office

  • Must be able to stand above religious and cultural diversities.

How to apply:

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

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

Deadline for receiving applications is, 18th July 2020. (Qualified natives of West Nile region are particularly encouraged to apply)

Programme Manager, UNHCR Projects - West Nile, Uganda

Position: Programme Manager, UNHCR Projects

Report to: Operations Manager

Location: West Nile, Uganda

Purpose of the position:

The positions holder will provide technical and managerial leadership to the implementation of UNHCR partnership projects with World Vision Uganda Refugee Response. UNHCR is currently funding World Vision through IRC to Implement Child Protection and NFI distribution in Bidibidi settlement (Yumbe). The incumbent will support resource acquisition, coordination, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting functions of the UNHCR partnership as well as provide support in the design of new grants in line the World Vision refugee response strategy. He/she will be expected to demonstrate strong Christian values and commit to be an example in his/her spiritual life to others.

Major Responsibilities:

Leadership and coordination:

  • Work with programs and sector staff to respond to UNHCR annual expression of interest, drives the proposal design process and subsequent PPA negotiations to ensure sustained funding for refugee response activities in WNRR

  • Responsible for day to day engagement with UNHCR Field offices, OPM and other NGOs on all aspects of UNHCR activity implementation to ensure interventions are aligned to the CRRF, ReHOPE and other GOU policies

  • Ensure WV is represented in all sector coordination meetings relevant to the World Vision areas of work with UNHCR and ensure feedback from sector working group meetings and Inter-agency coordination meetings directly feeds into World Vision work among the refugees and host communities

  • Establish strong and reliable networks with OPM, UN and all NGOs responding to refugee needs in the WNRR to ensure integration of implementation at all levels.

  • Coordinate with INGOs, Districts and the UN through inter-agency meetings and bilateral discussions on all matters related to the UNHCR project to ensure project interventions are informed by existing gaps across all the districts for increased impact.

  • Ensure timely response to SO questions and requests in regard to ongoing projects.

Performance Management and Supervision:

  • Ensure 100 % staff are recruited and oriented for all projects under your management

  • Ensure all staff under your projects have JDs, contracts, performance agreements and all other statutory documents.

  • Hold monthly conversations with your direct reports and ensure same is cascaded to entire project teams

  • Hold quarterly performance review meetings for your team and their direct reports.

  • Manage, supervise and build capacity of staff in project development, management and implementation especially in humanitarian emergency response, CiE and other related project activities.

  • Identify staff capacity, psychosocial and other needs, and work with P&C to ensure needs are met

  • Facilitate coaching, mentoring and counseling sessions for staff within the programme.

Programme Management:

  • Ensure project start up meetings take place within 30 days of project start in collaboration with key stakeholders

  • Provide leadership in the development of project detailed implementation plans (DIP), project management tools, procurement plans and cash flow forecast to facilitate implementation of the projects under your management in accordance with existing project designs.

  • Provide management and technical oversight/guidance to project staff in the identification of refugee and host communities’ children in need of protection services in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.

  • Participate in monthly finance review meetings in close collaboration with finance team.

  • Organize regular meetings with project teams to review project progress and performance.

  • Ensure project closeout plans in place and being implemented 3 months before project end date

  • Work closely with CPiE technical specialists at the Response and National Office to support the roll out of project models, designs, training, campaigns, consultancies and approval of technical works, monitoring, supervision and certification of project activities

  • Effectively provide supervision and enhance capacity of project staff and partners to implement project interventions to expected standards

Monitoring, and Reporting Evaluation:

  • Lead UNHCR and Inter-agency joint monitoring and project reviews and ensure all feedback is well addressed to improve project impact.

  • Compile and submit quality progress reports, monthly, quarterly and end of project reports and submits them to programs for onward submission to the donor

  • Prepares weekly and monthly situational reports

  • Coordinate regular reviews and reflections on progress of the project at the districts and regional levels.

  • Ensure project plans are effectively implemented, monitored and progress reports shared. This will include effective finance/budget management. Track all project indicators using the ITT to ensure all project outputs, outcomes and impact is realized

  • Document and share project best practices and lessons learned during implementation including action research, case studies and documentaries.

Financial Management:

  • Maintain tight budgetary control over all UNHCR project budgets and ensure compliance with the PPA. Approves all cost in line with approved budgets and donor regulations

  • Work with finance to submit cash request to the donor and ensure funds are available for implementation; provide monthly cash flow projection to WV Kampala against the approved budgets

  • Carries out regular financial reviews with relevant sector staff, programs and Finance

  • Reviews all project financial reports and transaction listings to ensure only relevant cost are charged and supports finance department in preparation of accurate financial reports

  • Prepares and Maintain UNHCR project risk matrix and inventory of all UNHCR assets

  • Point person for UNHCR project annual audit and provides responses to all queries related to UNHCR funding implementation

Resource Mobilization and Project Development:

  • Provide overall leadership, management, guidance and engagement with strategic partners to ensure the development of quality project designs, concepts and fundable proposals for CiE activities

  • Carry out assessments as required in the response area

  • Review humanitarian emergency response projects’ documents and align them to set guidelines and standards.

  • Any other business as assigned by supervisor, including participation in key committees, task forces

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Degree in Humanitarian/Development related Discipline /Masters in a relevant field of study is an added advantage

  • Has minimum of 5 years NGO work, experience implementing multi-sectoral grants at middle management or senior management level in an INGO.

  • Strong policy analysis and advocating skills

  • Refugee protection background

  • Good budget management skills

  • Strong background in Humanitarian coordination with prior experience implementing UN funding.

  • Demonstrated ability to undertake high-level representation with donors, and government officials.

  • Experience delivering results, multitasking and managing staff in high-stress environment

  • Demonstrated expertise in fostering program learning, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Programme Management skills

  • People management skills

How to apply:

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

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

Deadline for receiving applications is, 17th July 2020. (Qualified natives of West Nile region are particularly encouraged to apply)

Finance Coordinator, SUPREME Project - West Nile, Uganda

Position: Finance Coordinator

Report to: Program Manager as Line Manager and Grant Finance Manager as Functional Manager

Location: West Nile, Uganda

Purpose of the position:

To provide overall leadership and management of the EU SUPREME grant, by promoting financial stewardship, accountability, reliability and accuracy of financial information to be used by EU SUPREME and WV leadership for decision making.

To ensure grant budgets are appropriate, that grant financial reports are accurate and timely and that the project complies with donor requirements; assist with overall program budgeting and ensure operational plan is funded

Major Responsibilities

Budget planning and management

  • Oversee grants budget management for all implementing partners

  • Consolidate funding needs of all partners and ensure funds for activity is disbursed on a timely basis

  • Implement grant tracking / monitoring system.

  • Monitor budget performance of the grant and ensure any significant issue is highlighted for management attention

  • Build a strong and effective financial management in areas of budgeting, accounting, reporting and communicate effectively to stakeholders

Financial accountability and reporting

  • Ensure appropriate and accurate grant financial reports are prepared, consolidated and submitted to stakeholders on a monthly basis.

  • Monitor grant expenditures, alert management on irregularities, recommend action plan as required.

  • Meet periodically with relevant Operations and Programme managers to review grant reports

  • Monitor grant status, revisions, reporting, etc.

Risk Management and Controls:

  • Ensure adequate preparation for both internal and external audits and ensure responses are sent on time and recommendations are implemented.

  • Ensure compliance with WV financial policies and donor requirements, including LDRs, BPS, etc.

  • Assess, evaluate and make recommendations on internal controls to ensure effective risk management.

  • Maintain appropriate Grant files and follow up to ensure partners are doing the same.

Capacity building:

  • Train / build capacity of Grants finance staff.

  • Build the financial/grants management capacity of partners to ensure sound financial management and donor requirements compliance.

  • Participate/Facilitate grants startup workshops and ensure specific donor requirements are understood by both finance and program/operations staff.

Coordination & Networking:

  • Coordinate with NO Finance leadership on critical issues such as funding, PBAS commitment and budget posting in Sun Systems.

  • Coordinate with Supply Chain on preparation and implementation of procurement plan to facilitate urgent sourcing of project materials.

  • Liaise with partners regarding grant/budgetary issues.

  • Develop good networks and strategic relationships with implementing partners, other NGO,

Leadership / management:

  • Participate in the senior management/ Leadership team meetings and represent finance department.

  • Provide leadership to the finance department and ensure smooth running & efficient delivery of services.

  • Adhere to WVI key policy documents – mission, core values, and covenant of partnership.

  • Attend and participate in spiritual nurture meetings / devotions as scheduled

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • University degree in Accounting or Finance, Chartered Accountant

  • 2-5 years’ experience in a senior field Finance / Accounting role, preferably with experience in a grants environment

  • Ability to develop / maintain effective financial and accounting systems, including Sun Systems;

  • Strong knowledge of cost allocation methodologies; knowledge of multi-lateral donor requirements;

  • Good knowledge of sectorial and departmental budget linkages;

  • Able to negotiate and manage budget needs and resources sharing between different sectors and departments;

  • Good understanding of audit compliance requirements;

  • Team player with excellent communication and strong participatory leadership skills

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English. Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s) is an added advantage

  • Track record in demonstrating high integrity, innovativeness, creativity, reliability and dependable

  • Proactive personality, self-driven, strongly motivated and able to work with limited supervision

  • Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview – ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.

  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work and passion for children.

WASH TECHNICAL PROGRAM MANAGER

JOB TITLE -WASH TECHNICAL PROGRAM MANAGER

LOCATION- NATIONAL OFFICE

DURATION - 1 YEAR FIXED TERM CONTRACT

REPROTING TO - OPERATIONS TEAM LEADER

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

Provide high level technical support to the WASH Program with a focus on improved access to Water Sanitation & Hygiene Practices. The position is responsible for profiling World Vision Lesotho in all relevant sector networks and technical working groups. The incumbent is the primary contact for the Organization in matters relating to the WASH Program.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Program Management and Reporting

Delivering the WASH project on time, scope and budget.

Provide quality reporting on the Technical Program and track indicators.

2. Program Development and Grants Acquisition

Provide technical capacity in the writing of the proposals, concepts etc. for WASH TP to acquire more funding and ensure all areas are adequately funded

3. Networking, Liaison and Advocacy

Establish and manage mutually beneficial working relationships with strategic partners at the National level, while providing similar support at Regional and AP level. Profiling of World Vision Lesotho in all relevant sector networks and technical working groups.

Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position

4. People management

Provide coaching and mentoring of WASH Technical Staff, including setting and reviewing their annual Performance Agreements and Annual Appraisals in collaboration with their respective supervisors.

Ensure execution of project models with fidelity.

5. Learning and Innovation

Lead the sector specific and/or integrated research and learning initiatives by developing research concepts in collaboration with internal and external stakeholder, and undertake the proposed research with a view to generating lessons and knowledge for program effectiveness.

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

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or any other relevant degrees in community planning, development and behavioral change with 7 years International Non-Governmental Organization work experience.

2. A minimum of seven years proven experience and skill in management of WASH projects design and implementation.

3. Leadership and Team Work abilities.

4. Project Management and design experience, as well as project implementation and monitoring & evaluation

5. Experience in working with various major donors and government donor agencies

6. Capacity to function well in a team and contribute to team efforts

7. Excellent interpersonal , organisational, tme management, demonstrated leadership and management ability

8. A solid backgound in community developemnt behaviour change and hygiene

9. Experience with project design and proposal development

License, registration, or certification required to perform this position:

1. Drivers licence

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience

1. Adaptability and flexibility

2. Honesty and personal integrity, accountability and quality achiever

3. Excellent communication skills

4 Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities

5. Capacity to function well in a team and contribute effectively to team efforts

6. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time management, demonstrated leadership and good management ability

7. Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psycho-logically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources

CLOSING DATE : 17 JULY 2020

Advocacy and Policy Specialist

JOB TITLE - ADVOCACY AND POLICY SPECIALIST (ECHO DRR PHASE 2 PROJECT)

LOCATION- NATIONAL OFFICE

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The Advocacy and Policy Specialist will provide overall leadership, management, mentorship, capacity building and technical expertise across all advocacy initiatives for the project. The APS will provide support to selected communities and field staff to build the disaster management and risk reduction advocacy capabilities. The APS will be responsible for high level advocacy initiatives with other Humanitarian actors including UN agencies, DMA, INGO’s etc. Based in Maseru with required travel to field operations.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Major Activities

1. Providing technical expertise across project

Provide technical support and expertise to project staff regarding policy and advocacy issues.

Advise on strategic issues

2. Maintain working relationships with stakeholders:

Play key role in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with the local, district and national stakeholders.

Liaise with DMA, UN agencies and government ministry officials in supported districts and nationally.

Working with Red Cross and other partners for advocacy activities.

Provide timely information for donor requests.

3.Support capacity building of communities on CVA

Lead and participate in CVA training, coaching and mentorship of community leaders at supported sites.

Lead coordination of and participate in training, coaching and mentorship of institutional bodies for advocacy and CVA.

4. Advise on policy issues at the national level

Strategically engage with policy influencers, leaders and other key stakeholders to promote key agenda items

Serve as the top liaison for government on policy and advocacy around DRR

Foster buy-in of project from government

Champion meetings on advocacy and policy topics with key stakeholders

5. Provide technical advice on reports and ensure donor deliverables are of high quality

Provide technical expertise and support on donor reports and externally shared materials.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Experience with policy influence, advising and policy development;

Understanding of policy making structures in Lesotho;

Experience in establishing and sustaining working relationships with national and local government, such as the DMA;

Demonstrated experience with advocacy within country; Prior experience working for government agencies a plus;

Demonstrated understanding of and respect for diverse churches and Christian organizations, direct experience working with communities of faith is preferred;

Fluency in Sesotho and English are required

Proficiency in computer basic skills- MS Office; Internet; Basic data analysis skills;

Self- managed, self-driven, results oriented individual with excellent communication, interpersonal, report writing and analytical skills;

Dedicated team player with ability and experience to work in a multidisciplinary team.

Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position

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

Strong understanding of policy and advocacy development and influence

Additional work experience required as a minimum qualification for this position.

At least a Bachelors level degree in a relevant field, 5+ years’ experience with government, humanitarian programs and/or advocacy initiatives.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Adaptability and flexibility

Honesty and personal integrity, accountability and quality achiever

Excellent communication skills

Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities

CLOSING DATE : 12 JULY 2020

HEA Manager

RESPONSABLE DES AFFAIRES HUMANITAIRES ET DURGENCE

(HEA MANAGER)

No Offre: HR/EZO/067/FY19

Fondée en 1950, World Vision est l’une des plus grandes organisations chrétiennes internationales daide humanitaire d’urgence et de développement à long terme. Elle aide chaque année plus de 100 millions de personnes à lutter contre la pauvreté, la faim et l’injustice dans près de 100 pays et soutient plus de 15 millions denfants.

Depuis plus de 20 ans, World Vision est en activité en République Démocratique du Congo. Ses zones dinterventions couvrent les provinces du Haut Katanga, de Lualaba, Tanganyika, de Haut Lomami, de Kinshasa, du Kongo Central, du Kwango, du Sud et Nord Kivu, du Sud, au Kasaï Occidental et Nord Oubangui ainsi que du Maidombe.

World Vision recrute un (01) HEA Manager basé(e) à Goma en République Démocratique du Congo

OBJECTIF DUPOSTE

Le gestionnaire, HEA fournit un leadership stratégique dans le travail de Vision mondiale dans le domaine humanitaire, en particulier dans la réponse aux crises, DRR, et de contribuer à des domaines clés du secteur, influençant les gouvernements d'accueil et les donateurs dans les domaines politiques clés. En outre, le rôle aidera l'unité GAM à recueillir des fonds grâce à de solides relations avec les donateurs. Etre le gestionnaire HEA signifie qu'aucun jour n'est le même et vous ne savez jamais ce que demain apportera simplement par la nature même des urgences. Cela crée un rôle rapide où les décisions doivent être prises rapidement en sachant qu'elles auront un impact direct sur le nombre d'enfants et de communautés qui seront aidés dans des contextes d'urgence humanitaire. Bien qu'il y ait un stress élevé et qu'il exige des niveaux extrêmes de résilience personnelle, il est également gratifiant et stimulant de savoir que vous faites vraiment une différence.

RESPONSABILITÉS MAJEURES

  1. Assurer le leadership dans la contribution de HEA à l'élaboration et à la mise en œuvre de la stratégie de pays et de SHR afin d'atteindre les principaux objectifs de l'équipe :

  • Fournir un contexte humanitaire et une analyse de la situation pour éclairer la Stratégie des pays et des RHS du WVDRC ,

  • Les conceptions et la mise en œuvre des programmes techniques et techniques comprennent des composantes de DMT,

  • Diriger dans des domaines techniques clés, y compris la conception, la surveillance et l’évaluation,

  • Influencer les principales parties prenantes internes et externes pour l’action humanitaire,

  • Assurer la rationalisation et le respect des normes humanitaires dans le domaine du travail

  1. Soutien à l'acquisition des Ressources de HEA

  • Contribuer à l’élaboration de projets pour les occasions offertes par les donateurs d’appuyer les interventions humanitaires et le DRR,

  • Diriger les évaluations clés, y compris l’évaluation rapide et en ministère et la préparation,

  • Assurer la contribution de l’AHEA au plan d’acquisition et de gestion de subventions du WVDRC,

  • Assurer la contribution de l’AES aux plans d’engagement des donateurs,

  • Influencer les principales parties prenantes internes et externes pour l’action humanitaire,

  • Lead in Start Fund,

  • Les Fonds nationaux de préparation et d’intervention en cas d’urgence (FRNEP) sont établis, réapprovisionnés et gérés par politique.

  1. Opérationnelle en DRR, Gestion des interventions d'urgence et mise en œuvre :

  • Diriger la mise en place et le fonctionnement de l'équipe nationale de gestion des catastrophes du WVDRC (NDMT)

  • Adhésion active au RDMT,

  • Préparer et réaliser la formation NDMT,

  • Préparer et exécuter AUCUNE carte de pointage,

  • Mettre en œuvre et surveiller HEA buster d'alerte précoce dans tous les programmes WV RDC,

  • Effectuer une formation pertinente sur la préparation des programmes,

  • Répondre à tous les rapports et autres exigences du Bureau national,

  • Maintenir une surveillance continue de l'évolution de la situation d'urgence humanitaire, ajuster les interventions et les activités en conformité avec les valeurs et les politiques du VW,

  • Assurer une surveillance, un signalement et un acquittement adéquats des activités d'intervention d'urgence et de RDR conformément au cadre de responsabilisation humanitaire de WV, aux normes SPHERE et à d'autres normes essentielles.

  • Veiller à ce que tous les membres du personnel comprennent et s'acquittent de leurs fonctions conformément aux principes humanitaires, aux valeurs fondamentales, au Code de conduite et à la SPHERE.

  • Diriger la documentation et le partage des processus de préparation aux catastrophes et d'apprentissage et de partage à travers l'organisation pour améliorer l'apprentissage.

  • Développer et établir des systèmes contextuels pour la DrR et des interventions d'urgence efficaces,

  • Surveiller tous les rapports en DRR, la préparation et pendant et après les réponses

  1. Développer des relations de collaboration aussi bien interne qu’en externe :

  • L'établissement et le maintien de relations de travail efficaces avec d'autres ministères au sein du bureau national,

  • Participer activement aux réunions du département SHR,

  • Engager activement l'équipe de parrainage sur la gestion et l'atténuation des catastrophes,

  • Participer activement aux réunions de coordination humanitaire pertinentes et partager des procès-verbaux avec l'équipe de SHR.

  • Développer et maintenir des relations avec le gouvernement hôte, les agences donatrices, les agences des Nations Unies et d'autres ONG pour influencer ces organismes et promouvoir le mandat humanitaire de WV RDC

  1. Démontre la maturité spirituelle dans la modélisation du leadership chrétien :

  • Démontrer, réfléchir et expliquer la théologie qui sous-tend la motivation et les valeurs de WV,

  • Inspirer et motiver les autres en prenant la parole lors de la dévotion du personnel et d'autres événements,

  • Approfondir sa propre maturité spirituelle par la prière et la réflexion

  1. Responsabilités du gestionnaire :

  • Achèvement à 100 % des ententes de rendement au sein de l'équipe et 75 % de l'équipe pleinement compétente ou supérieure,

  • Réunions régulières à un contre un avec des rapports directs,

  • Plans de talents et de relève en place pour tous les rapports directs et les rôles clés,

  • Le comportement individuel et d'équipe reflète les valeurs et la culture de l'organisation,

  • Développer/superviser la coordination d'un NDMT fonctionnel,

  • Assurer la diligence raisonnable et l'utilisation des ressources

CONNAISSANCES, COMPÉTENCES ET CAPACITÉS

Qualifications post-diplômes en humanitaire/développement ou similaires

  • Compréhension démontrée des principes, des lignes directrices et des politiques en matière d'intervention humanitaire.

  • Bonne compréhension de la théorie et des principes du développement.

  • Bonne compréhension des normes de protection de l'enfance.

  • Connaissance des principaux débats actuels sur l'efficacité de la préparation et des méthodes de gestion des catastrophes.

  • Une bonne compréhension des principes chrétiens démontrés par une expression personnelle de la foi.

Énumérer l'expérience de travail supplémentaire requise comme qualification minimale pour ce poste.

  • La réponse à la programmation de développement est souhaitée,

  • Déploiement et/ou voyage dans des situations d'urgence humanitaire de toutes sortes,

  • Programmation dans un contexte humanitaire ou de développement à long terme,

  • Acquisition de ressources démontrées (subventions) pour les interventions humanitaires,

  • Historique clair d'une solide gestion externe des parties prenantes dans des contextes politiques et interculturels,

  • Expérience démontrée dans les programmes axés sur l'enfant et communautaires

Licence, inscription ou certification requise pour effectuer ce poste :

Formé et certifié en tant que gestionnaire humanitaire par une autorité de commentaire telle qu'une université ou une agence humanitaire.

Compétences, connaissances et expérience privilégiées :

  • Une maîtrise en humanitaire, développement, économie ou autre domaine connexe.

  • Un certificat du Programme de leadership humanitaire (HLP) ou son équivalent

  • Compétences en communication orale et écrite,

  • Fortes compétences analytiques

  • Un bon bilan de prospérité au sein d'un milieu de travail diversifié,

  • La preuve d'un leadership avec authenticité qui inspire votre équipe à faire de même,

  • Expérience dans l'acquisition de ressources et l'influence des politiques.

Environnement de travail

Le poste exige la capacité et la volonté de voyager au pays et à l'étranger jusqu'à 30 % du temps.

ATTITUDES ET COMPORTEMENT

World Vision est une ONG dont le travail est centré sur les enfants. Ainsi World Vision se réserve le droit d’éliminer tout candidat qui aurait un antécédent relatif à labus sur un enfant ou des comportements contraires à la protection des enfants ; ce, même après la proclamation des résultats du test.

CONSTITUTION DU DOSSIER DE CANDIDATURE :

Envoyer votre dossier de candidature (lettre de motivation portant mention du numéro de loffre, CV avec 3 personnes de références des employeurs précédents dont une référence ecclésiastique, LE CASIER JUDICIAIRE, une copie carte de demandeur d’emploi délivré par lONEM et des copies des autres documents nécessaires pouvant appuyer votre dossier) adressé au Directeur des Ressources Humaines au plus tard le 15 Juillet 2020 à  16h00, à ladresse [email protected] avec en objet la mention « HEA MANAGER».

Les candidatures féminines, conformes au profil recherché, sont fortement encouragées.

AVIS IMPORTANT!

Toute candidature ne respectant pas les consignes ci-dessus ne sera pas considérée.

Ne seront contactées que les personnes dont les candidatures seront sérieusement prises en considération.

World Vision ne perçoit aucun frais ou tout autre paiement, de quelle nature que ce soit, à aucun stade du processus dun recrutement.

Soyez prudent, et si vous avez des questions et / ou souhaitez signaler ce que vous pensez être une agence de recrutement frauduleuse de Vision Mondiale, veuillez envoyer un email à [email protected]

Au cas où une demande quelconque vous serait adressée, merci de pouvoir dénoncer aux adresses suivantes :

Téléphone : +243972607911

Adresse mail : [email protected]

LA DIRECTION.

International Engineering Expert, WV Sudan

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The International Engineering Expert will be responsible for providing technical oversight on all major infrastructural work and supervisory support for the implementation of Infrastructural Components of the KfW funded ‘’Livelihoods and Agricultural Infrastructure Development project” in Nyala, Kass, Kubum, Rahed Elbirdi, and Ed Elfursan Localities of South Darfur, Sudan. The technical oversight include supervision and guidance on activities relating to constructions of:

  • Micro-dams and irrigation structures,

  • Small scale processing centres for milk and honey,

  • Feeder roads and Wadi crossing, and

  • Veterinary clinics.

The International Engineering Expert will work under the supervision of the Chief of Party and in collaboration with other staff of the project (Livelihoods and Value Chain Expert, Infrastructure supervisor, Field Officers, and Site Supervisors), staff of line ministries (MoA, Ministry of Animal Resources, and Department of Water and Environmental Sanitation), local partner NGOs, community leaders, and project beneficiaries.

The International Infrastructure Expert shall ensure and maintain high quality implementation of the infrastructure and all engineering activities. S/he line manages and provides technical support to engineering and construction activities.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Delivery:

  • Responsible for the technical designs for infrastructure and all engineering works and collaborates with relevant line ministry official to obtain approval for the technical designs.

  • Take lead and support feasibility studies on infrastructure works, ensuring appropriateness of technical specifications for works and terms of references for consultants engage to undertake feasibility studies.

  • In collaboration with the chief of party, provide guidance in tender evaluation for construction works.

  • In collaboration with the Infrastructure Supervisor, conducts monitoring visits regularly in the field to ensure smooth project activities progress and performance of the field supervisors.

  • Ensures implementation and compliance with recommendation of Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA), geophysical surveys, Topographic surveys, designing and supervising roads and micro dam construction and various other structures of the activities of the project.

  • Support the preparation of the bills of Quantities(BoQs) for major construction works to be undertaken by the project and take lead in the evaluation of work completed work and endorsement before payment is advanced to the contractor.

  • In consultation with the Chief of Party (CoP) and Project Coordinator Plan daily, weekly and monthly project objectives and targets.

  • Support the development and implementation of activities work plans for the infrastructure unit.

  • Responsible for drafting of ToRs for the project consultants and Contractors all major technical works.

  • Assist the CoP in monitoring and certification of works of Consultants and Contractors as per the agreed ToRs/contract agreements.

  • Plan, organize and support preparation of infrastructure work schedules and supervise the construction works at the various project sites.

  • Prepare in timely manner and submit to the Chief of Party all field monthly reports relating to infrastructure on monthly basis.

  • In collaboration with the Infrastructure supervisor, attend World Vision Water sector meetings regularly and provide updates of work progress, how challenges are being handled and any lessons learnt.

  • Compile progress reports including the cost controlling, scheduling, risks and management aspects.

  • Regularly evaluate work in progress to ensure adherence to technical specification, standards and environmental and safety requirements.

  • In consultation with the communities and the site supervisors, verify and validate the milestones of achievements and the eventual completion of the various infrastructures under KfW project and further issue completion respective certificates to the contractor for payment purposes.

Team Leadership and Internal Coordination:

  • Supervise and manages technical field activities of KfW Program in line with infrastructure design of each technical component and industry best practice and standards.

  • Lead the engineering team in quality management by conducting random spot checks and verifying construction materials to ensure adherence to material specification on project sites.

  • Conduct performance evaluation for the engineering team in line with World Vision policies against clear, measurable key performance measures and ensuring that individuals’ performance is managed in collaboration with the Director of

  • People & Culture.

  • Provide capacity building to the infrastructure team, providing coaching, mentoring and onsite training on maintenance, safety issues and environmental requirements.

  • Collaborate with the World Vision WASH advisor on technical matters relating to WASH infrastructure in terms of designs, feasibility and quality as well as sector technical requirements.

Financial Oversight:

  • Provide technical oversight in compilation of Bill of Quantities for all engineering works and reviews of tender documents.

  • Support the budgeting and re-budgeting processes as necessary, providing technical data for budgeting.

  • Ensuring value for money (VFM) in execution of all infrastructure works and collaborating with the Chief of Party appropriately.

  • Take lead in certification of works completed and initiates payment for contractors based on work certifications and contract deliverables.

Representation and External Collaboration:

  • Represents the project in technical working groups with other implementing agencies as assigned.

  • Liaison and collaboration with line ministry officials at the state level in Nyala on technical matters on the project.

Other Roles and Responsibilities:

  • As assigned by the Chief of Party or his designate.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • In-depth knowledge of Water infrastructures such as micro-dams, ‘hafirs’, irrigations, agro-processing plants, buildings, roads and bridges; and general engineering expertise.

  • Proven knowledge and experience in constructions projects, excellent knowledge of project cost control activities, use and knowledge of auto cards in the construction industry, ability to supervise contractors, consultants and control contracts couple with excellent reporting skills is required.

  • Demonstration of professional competency, mastery of subject matter, conscientious and efficiency in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results, is motivated by professional acumen.

  • Must have ability to show persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges and remains calm in stressful situations, takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

  • Conduct all ethical and professional behaviors in refusing fraudulent and corrupt practices including but not limited to refusing gifts, favors and preferences by any stakeholder.

  • A Graduate degree from a recognized university in Civil engineering, Water Engineering or related fields.

  • Professional certification and membership of recognized engineering body preferred. Professional training in project management, project controls and construction contracts is a definite asset.

  • A Graduate degree in engineering from recognized University.

  • Professional certification from a recognized engineering body.

  • Professional training in project planning and management.

  • At least 10 years of post-qualification experience in engineering work in an international development work environment, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa, with major accomplishment in construction of water infrastructures such dams, roads and bridges, irrigation structures and buildings.

  • Experience and demonstrated expertise in managing people and evaluating subordinates.

  • Certified Engineer, with experience in project management.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English and Arabic; knowledge of German is advantageous.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Msc. Civil engineering, Water Engineering, or Building Construction.

  • Experience working in hostile or post conflict environment.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position will be based in Nyala, South Darfur.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 70% of the time.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), VisionFund Ghana

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

  • Lead the MFI, building an organization that honors Christian values by positively impacting the lives of many families and children through the delivery of appropriate financial services and training with a particular focus on the rural areas of Ghana.

  • Create a self-sustaining business with strong foundations (people, process, systems) that is capable of growing while managing risks.

  • Manage an effective and efficient operation, delivering to challenging financial and social performance targets.

  • Work closely with WV to develop integrated livelihoods programmes, and thereby obtain funding from the partnership and donors to grow the operation.

  • Finally, to deal with all regulatory issues and lead the organization through the process of conversion into regulated deposit institution in the near future.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Mission, Purpose & Business Acumen:

  • Delivery on child impact targets.

  • Develops, monitors and implements short and long term business plan.

  • Reports to the board using standard reporting templates on a regular basis;

  • Develops and deliver on key performance indicators for VisionFund Ghana (VFG).

  • Develops and implements strategic plan.

  • Ensures the culture of the whole organization reflects its mission and vision.

  • Develops, monitors and implements short and long term business plan.

  • Develops key performance indicators as per VFI and Board guidelines.

  • Ensure that the plans are cascaded to implementation groups and staff.

  • Reports plan compliance regularly.

  • Prepare monthly reports as required.

  • Leads the institution in developing and then achieving the targets as defined and agreed in the business plans, as well as in accomplishing VFG’s strategic goals.

Fundraising:

  • Develop proposals to acquire and maintain funding, credit lines, and others financial & non-financial resources required to attain VF objectives.

  • Negotiates effectively with creditors, grant bodies and other financial institutions;

  • Ensure compliance with conditions and reporting requirements.

  • Diligently manage and close grants and related projects.

  • Follow up with open grant audit issues.

Finance Management:

  • Ensures that annual financial projections, reports and budget are prepared for the board on time.

  • Recommends yearly budget for Board approval and prudently manages VFG’s resources within those budget guidelines.

  • Ensures that effective and efficient financial management system is installed and maintained.

  • VFG is profitable.

Risk Management:

  • Ensures that all loans are prudently disbursed.

  • Ensures savings products are effectively priced and delivered (subject to MFI board approval).

  • Ensures that effective internal control and risk management system is established and maintained.

  • Ensures effective liquidity management.

  • Ensure effective banking and financial systems are in place and are regularly updated.

Integration:

  • Ensure at national office and branch level integration strategies are fully understood, communicated and practiced.

  • Actively promote joint livelihoods projects with World Vision.

  • Ensures that both VFI and VFG and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in strong, positive image.

  • Develops networks and strategic alliances to positively influence the economic policies.

People, Leadership & Culture:

  • Provide effective Christ centered leadership & Culture.

  • Ensure recruitment of competent senior and middle management.

  • Ensures effective staff development, succession planning and performance management systems are in place at all levels & Compensation & benefits.

  • Approves and confirms staff appointment, promotion, demotion, termination and transfer.

  • Embodying of People & Culture policies & procedures.

  • Key Responsibility to create an environment where talent thrive, staff are engaged & Motivated and a culture of performance is embedded.

Policy Compliance:

  • Formulates and implements guidelines, procedures, internal regulations that are consistent with the policies set forth by the Board of Directors, VFI and the industry regulators.

  • Ensures that the institution complies with the requirements of the Central Bank other regulators and all VFI policies.

  • Prepares the MFI for new regulations.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Minimum a Masters degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Management or some other related field.

  • Must have at least ten years of working experience in senior management in a combination of the following: micro-enterprise lending organization, banking institution, a progressive corporate environment, international business, agricultural economics/development, or economic and business development institution.

  • Must have a clear understanding of micro finance industry and technology.

  • Must have worked experience in regulatory environment and better with institution that intermediate savings.

  • Determined personality with initiative, perseverance and the ability to motivate and manage a team.

  • Capability and willingness to lead the organization forward.

  • Ready to comply and live up to and in accordance with the organization Ideals and Core Values.

  • Be a good trainer, facilitator, mentor, and coach.

  • Fluent in English.

  • Very good communication and marketing skills.

  • Very good knowledge in economic and financial topics.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Attend and lead daily devotions.

Working Environment/Conditions:

  • Office Environment: typical office based and frequent travel to fields (40% traveling and 60% office based).

  • Travel: 90% Domestic 10% international travel is desired.

  • On call: Yes in the after normal working hours.

  • Must get a work Permit if not a local staff from within the Country.