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Community Health Facilitator

Community Health Facilitator (2 vacancies)

World Vision International (Rwanda) is a child focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs in 24 Districts of Rwanda.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire highly qualified, dedicated and experienced nationals for the position of Community Health Facilitator for ‘Ingobyi’ Project. The position will be based in various districts and reporting to the Health Manager.

‘Ingobyi’ is a five year project that aims to improve the quality of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) and Malaria services, in a sustainable manner with the goal of reducing infant and maternal mortality in Rwanda. The Ingobyi project will build upon the tremendous gains Rwanda has made in the health sector.

Purpose of the position:

The job holder will facilitate the implementation of World Vision Rwanda Ingobyi project at the district level. She/he will ensure quality community health services interventions and increased health care seeking behaviors at the community level.

The major responsibilities include:

  • Plan, facilitate and implement Ingobyi project at the district level using recommended or innovative and approved approaches, techniques and/or methodologies.

  • Support capacity building interventions for community health service providers in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH)/malaria interventions.

  • Ensure proper communication with the supervisor / relevant partners and produce timely quality reports for Ingobyi project at the district level as per the internal, partners and donor requirements

  • Contribute to the mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues in Ingobyi project, by taking into consideration child protection, environment, disability and gender, etc.

  • Equip community members with skills to advocate for better RMNCH/malaria services

  • Collaborate effectively with the District Health Officer and ensure the visibility and participation of WV Rwanda RMNCH/malaria events held at the district level

    Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

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

  • Minimum Qualification required: Bachelor degree in public health, General Nursing, Midwifery, Environmental health, Social sciences or other related studies

  • Experience:

    • Experience of at least 2 years of implementing RMNCH / Malaria project /intervention or related field

    • Strong and working relationships/partnership developed with all stakeholders (GoR, INGOs, Community Leaders and Community)

    • Strong capacity building skills

    • Sound knowledge of the Rwanda context in terms of RMNCH/Malaria

  • Technical Skills & Abilities:

    • Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda.

    • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

    • Experience in supervision skills, including training and mentoring skills

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including report-writing and formal communication skills.

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

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

    • Emotional and spiritual maturity.

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-rwanda

If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know on [email protected](no applications will be accepted through this email)

The closing date for submission of applications is 19th September 2018; no late applications will be accepted

As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks

Chauffeur

Purpose of the position:

Facilitate staff and goods transport from one place to another by assuring that they are safe, secure and in a good environment in line with World Vision policies and procedures.

Major Responsibilities:

Facilitate staff and goods transport from one place to another safe and secure and in line with world Vision .

Follow up of vehicle maintenance.

Vehicle routine check .

Reporting after each trip.

Reporting of car damage.

Dispatch of mails.

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:

  • Minimum Educational level required: Primary school completion Certificate with a valid drving licence;

  • Technical Training qualifications required: Knowledge in mechanic

  • Experience: 2 years of experience in driving field

  • Technical Skills & Abilities: Abilities to communicate in French and local languages

Food Security and Livelihoods Manager, Somalia

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To provide overall leadership and team management and coordinate management of food security and livelihood initiatives and projects and ensure facilitation of smooth, cost effective, efficient management of resources and timely implementation of project activities by supporting, supervising and coordinating the activities and staff in realizing program objectives and the management and decision-making on the Food Security and Livelihood projects. To assess, design, implement and document various WV funded (OFDA, Gift Catalogue) projects geared towards creating self-sufficiency and improved household food security among the poor rural communities of Somalia.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership and Management:

  • Provide leadership to the project team in fulfilling of the project objectives.

  • Provide guidance and create conditions necessary for the effective execution of project by the staff team, partners as well as the community.

Project Assessment, Design Implementation and Monitoring:

  • Ensure that all document guiding implementation such as budgets, DIPs, projections are developed and/ or periodically updated used correctly.

  • Implement and support sustainable agriculture and livelihood projects implementation in the region.

  • Implement and support community-based disaster risk management.

  • Support livelihoods emergency response and transition.

  • Provide oversight for livelihoods evidence building across the Program implementation areas.

  • In consultation with the Program Development & Quality Assurance department and in partnership with local institutions and partners, contribute to the development of concept papers/proposals for new projects on ongoing basis.

  • Ensure that projects are designed with agricultural technology and innovation packages aimed at creating self-sufficiency, enhancing food security status of local community and improving their water and rangeland/ pasture management systems.

  • Ensure that baseline data on existing agro-pastoralism/pastoralism, farming and water management technique is updated.

  • Regular monitoring and reporting of project implementation.

  • Ensure timely Submission of quality narratives, monthly, quarterly and annual program reports to the Program Officer/AM.

  • Initiate market based/ whole value chain agricultural intervention approach by linking farmer/pastoralist groups to private sector market agencies.

  • Capture and incorporate challenges and lessons learnt through, monitoring and evaluation, in the future proposal designs.

  • Develop and guide training focusing on issues of germ-plasm selection, improved farming practices (good livestock and animal husbandry, pasture/rangeland/water resource management and agroforestry practices.

  • Ensure that women are involved as beneficiaries in food security/agriculture trainings and are given technical support.

  • Provide Technical backstopping/agronomical technical assistance and follow ups to all food security and livelihood activities in the program area.

Maintain and create strategic partnerships and networks with donors, Government departments, UN, other NGOs, local community groups and other stakeholders:

  • Keep and share information from INGO meetings, government correspondences and internal World Vision Lessons Learned.

  • Ensure that World Vision is represented in coordination forums and review meetings.

  • Coordinate community mobilization activities and ensure that community, fully participate in selecting the beneficiaries and project sites, availing the local labor and materials as per the project design.

Staff Management and Capacity Building:

  • Ensure that recruitments are conducted as per HR policy and local considerations.

  • Ensure staff appraisals are done and clear performance goals agreed upon.

  • Ensure that all project staff grievances and disciplinary issues are managed appropriately.

  • Ensure that staff capacities are developed and constantly improved to meet the challenges of their job by conducting training needs assessment and organizing workshop for the staff.

Community and Community Based Organisation (CBO) Capacity Building and Linkages:

  • Work with the Technical Unit, conduct training needs assessment and coordinate delivery of capacity building to communities.

  • Ensure that training plans and curriculum for the community and the CBOs are in place.

  • Coordinate training of training for communities and CBOs to help create or improve productive assets for food production for household consumption and marketing.

  • Work with communities to explore the Indigenous Technical Knowledge on Rangeland and Natural Resource Management.

  • Ensure that enhanced DRR and rangeland Management are well understood and being executed by the Community.

Financial and Budget Controls:

  • Establish and oversee implementation of sound financial systems for efficiently controlling the quality of technical food security and livelihood project works/activities by closely tracking work progress against payment and work plans

  • and controlling the quality of final project outputs as per the donor and user community expectations.

  • Ensure optimal use of financial resources in the project through timely requisition of all necessary supplies/contracts for project implementation.

  • Ensure that monthly financial projections are prepared and submitted in a timely manner.

  • See to it that management response to audit queries is done on a timely basis.

  • Ensures that Asset inventory is in place and regularly updated.

  • Facilitate preparation of program budgets, narrative reports, updates, financial reports and submit them with the agreed time frames.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • University degree in Agriculture/ Agriculture Extension Education/ Animal Production/Agriculture Home Economics, Natural Resource Management, Development Studies, Disaster Management and/or other relevant disciplines with experience in

  • Food Security projects management in Pastoralist context.

  • At least three years’ experience in Food Security/crop/animal production/ livelihood project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in a complex humanitarian context.

  • Extensive knowledge of development issues and understanding of the Food Security, Nutrition and Livelihood issues.

  • Knowledgeable of MS Word, Excel, Power Point etc.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, experience in writing proposals, project documentation, reporting, program information for donors and the World Vision/partnership.

  • Familiarity with grant compliance and procedures of key donors in the field of Food Security and Livelihood as well as SPHERE Standards and Good Enough Guide.

  • Capacity to provide solid leadership and decision-making skills for efficient and effective project implementation.

  • Ability to work with different partners, local authorities, local organizations and NGOs, to develop and maintain positive relationships.

  • Knowledge and experience on project implementation through local partners.

  • Willingness to assume other project tasks as required.

  • Experience working with local /INGOs or CBOs in an emergency or development context.

  • At least one year managing major donor funded grants including USAID grants.

  • Strong understanding of the Local culture, political context and religion.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

  • Strong understanding of systems design and implementation protocols.

  • Strong inter-personal skills, and proven team-player.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Proven ability to manage competing priorities.

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

  • Able to work in a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge on sustainable livelihoods frameworks, transitional development and community resilience programming.

  • Strong coordination and engagement with UN Agents, Government, Local & International NGOs.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

DME Officer

Purpose of the position:

To provide effective help in the follow-up, data collection, supervision and the assessments of the projects and programs according to the donor within Programs and assure the creation, update and the adequate management of data base.

Major Responsibilities:

Inquire and appropriate of the strategic orientations of the partnership and the organization (setting of the transformational development, strategic objectives of WVN, policies and procedures, etc;)

Help team and partners in the definition of accessible performance indicators in concordance with the objectives and results waited.

Facilitate the development of simple tools of monitoring that help in the tracking of the key indicators while reinforcing the capacities of the teams in the application of the tools.

Assist the Team Leader to the development of a system (Field visits, exchanges,…) and tools of periodic supervision of the programs and projects.

Insure the quality of data by verification of data and realization on the field.

Ensure the coordination in the preparation and the execution of assessments of ADP: determination of the TOR, research tools and human resources, execution, reports.

Assist the Team Leader in the management of reports review .

Assist in the management of data’s and the documentations.

Help supervisors to assure the follow-up and the setting in work of the evaluation and audits recommendations.

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:

  • Qualification minimum exigée: Bac + 4 ans en développement, économie, sociologie et agriculture

  • Expérience: 2 ans dans l’animation rurale et de développement, la gestion des projets et programmes

  • Avoir au moins deux ans d’expérience en tant que Manager

  • Niveau d’éducation préféré : Master 2 en économie, sociologie, agriculture, développement et statistique

  • Compétence technique requise: Facilitation et animation, SPSS, Connaissances informatiques, NTIC, en management des projets, connaissances des droits de l’enfant, politiques au Tchad

  • Other: Permis de conduire

Finance Officer-II-Burao

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Finance Officer II-Burao.

The position holder will contribute to the implementation of effective and accountable financial and asset control systems. With the assistance of the Finance and Support Service Manager, the position holder will implement planning, tracking and reporting mechanisms which contribute to effective and accountable programs. The incumbent will provide technical backstopping to program teams, promoting adherence to World Vision’s Field Finance Manuel for a host of routine financial transactions. With the assistance of FSS Manager, the incumbent will promote awareness of Finance and Support Service Manuel with staff members and implementing partners.

Major Responsibilities:

Contribute to the implementation of effective and accountable financial and asset control systems:

  • Contribute to the implementation of day-to-day activities for the finance department covering the entire region:

  • With support from the Finance and Support Service Manager- update Cash On Hand Account to ensure office liquidity;

  • Track staff advances, providing regular updates to FSS Manager to ensure they are settled within 7-days;

  • Prepare payment for suppliers, including check issuance and payment through electronic banking mechanisms;

  • With support from FSS Manager, maintain accurate General Ledger Accounts, spearheading revisions and providing analysis as required;

  • Generate cash transfers and payment processes, ensuring supporting documentation is in place as per the World Vision Field Finance Manuel;

Contribute to the implementation of timely planning, tracking and reporting mechanisms:

  • With the guidance of FSS Manager, prepare monthly, quarterly cash projections for project operational cost;

  • With the guidance of FSS Manager, draft periodic financial reports;

  • With the guidance of FSS Manager, draft basic budgets for sector activities for proposal development;

  • With the guidance of FSS Manager prepare bank reconciliations and follow up on locally recoverable items;

  • Maintain sound and auditable filing system for all financial records;

  • Coordinate the compilation and processing of implementing partners financial documentation;

  • Coordinate the implementation of LDR with field teams, providing technical back-stopping and tracking submissions, following up with staff to ensure timely monthly implementation;

Promote awareness of World Vision finance policy and procedure to ensure accountable implementation of World Vision programs:

  • Provide continual technical back-stopping to programs teams of financial documentation for routine office activities:

  • Vehicle hire;

  • Purchase of office supplies;

  • Staff advance management;

  • Facilitate in capacity building of staff members on finance policies and procedures;

  • Provide technical back-stopping to implementing partners, providing on-the-job mentoring of World Vision finance requirements;

  • With support from FSS Manager, draft responses to queries from various external stakeholders regarding World Vision financial matters;

  • Analyze existing/new processes and procedures and advise Finance and Support Service Manager on means to improve current practice;

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Educational level required: Degree in Finance, accounting, Economics or related field;

  • Experience: 3 years of experience in related field;

  • Ability to articulate in written and spoken English at Basic level;

  • Ability to present financial data in a clear and coherent manner;

  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills

  • Must promote Finance policy and procedure, must “walk the talk” in terms of accountability

  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work

  • Fluent in English, and local language;

  • Computer literacy and have good mathematical and analytical skills.

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

All applications shall be received by 25th December, 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

People & Culture Coordinator

Finalité du poste:

Sous la supervision du Senior Operations Manager, le titulaire du poste aura à coordonner toutes les activités ressources Humaines au niveau des Clusters et assurer la mise en œuvre effective des politiques et initiatives ressources humaines sur le terrain, en collaboration avec le P&C Director.

Responsabilités Majeures:

  • Collecter, Analyser les besoins de formation du personnel sur le terrain en collaboration avec le Senior Opération Manager

  • Faire le suivi de toutes les formations approuvées et produire un rapport annuel sur l’impact des formations reçues par le staff sur leurs performances

  • S’assurer de la mise en œuvre de la politique de gestion des talents et de plan de succession sur le terrain.

  • Guider le Senior Opération Manager dans le développement d’une culture organisationnelle qui favorise un engagement élevé des employés

  • Renforcer les mécanismes de communication appropriés qui favorisent la transparence entre les employés

  • Mettre en œuvre des enquêtes sur l’engagement du personnel

  • Présenter l’analyse de ces données au personnel des Clusters en vue de collecter leurs suggestions et recommandations.

  • Mettre en œuvre et suivre les plans d’action issue de ces discussions et approuvées par la Direction.

  • Orienter les responsables de Cluster et le Senior Operations Manager sur le bien-être général du personnel au travail

  • Éduquer le personnel sur le bien-être général au travail, à l'aide de pratiques reconnues et culturellement appropriées.

  • Coordonner le processus de gestion des performances du personnel au niveau des Clusters et Guider les managers et le staff de terrain

  • Soutenir efficacement les managers dans la gestion efficace des faibles performances.

  • Maintenir un système de classement confidentiel des dossiers du personnel et s’assurer de leur mise à jour.

  • Appliquer les connaissances en matière de droit du travail, et les politiques de World Vision, à tous les aspects du cycle de vie des employés (du recrutement à la résiliation du contrat).

  • Suivre le protocole de World Vision pour rapporter tout incident majeur en collaboration avec les autres parties prenantes.

  • Coordonner toutes les activités de recrutement du personnel des Clusters.

  • Coordonner l’accueil et l’orientation du staff nouvellement recrute pour le terrain.

  • Gérer la mise en œuvre et l’administration continue du système d’information sur les ressources humaines (Ourpeople, logiciel de Paie etc)

  • Produire des rapports mensuels sur les activités ressources humaines sur le terrain.

  • Produire tout autre document en utilisant les logiciels informatique de base pour les besoins de l’organisation.

Qualification minimum exigée:

BAC+4 en Administration/Gestion des Ressources Humaines, Droit ou Psychologie.

Expérience:

Au moins 3 ans d’expérience professionnelle pertinente en Gestion des Ressources Humaines

Head of Quality Assurance, M&E, Innovation & Knowledge Mgmt

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To lead and manage the Design, Monitoring & Evaluation (DM&E), quality assurance and learning functions for Somalia Resilience Programme (SomReP) consortium. The Quality Assurance (QA) and Knowledge Manager will develop and implement an organization-wide strategy in design, monitoring and evaluation, including quality program development, resilience impact research and program knowledge management. The QA & KM manager will provide capacity building to M&E staff within the 7 consortium member NGOs to help them move through the donor program/project cycle.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

DM&E Leadership:

  • Lead the DM&E team and DM&E working group to improve program design and adaption to achieve measurable resilience outcomes and impact.

  • Lead the development and implementation of SomReP M&E framework to ensure adherence to and integration of DM&E standards and practices with in development and humanitarian funded grants.

  • Lead the capacity building of partner agencies in implementing DM&E plans to build knowledge and skills of resilience concepts, DM&E standards and best practices.

  • Support the SomReP technical unit with design input and review new proposals and designs to ensure programming reflects best practice.

  • Design, coordinate and implement staff training programs to build knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviors around the resilience DM&E standards.

  • Support Chief of Party in reaching strategic goals to facilitate measurable resilience outcomes.

  • Support Chief of Party and SomReP Technical Advisors for fundraising and new proposals/designs.

Research & thought Leadership:

  • Lead the design and coordination of research, academic partnerships, learning and evaluation functions to contribute to the improvement SomReP programming, Theory of Change and DM&E.

  • Strong participation with resilience learning networks, practitioners and research institutions to promote SomReP learning and best practices and to gather current global thinking that can be used to improve SomReP programming, DM&E and

  • technical approaches.

  • Ensure SomReP learning influences regional and global resilience thinking by documenting and promoting SomReP learnings with donors, Federal Government of Somalia, research institutions, academics and at relevant resilience forums.

Knowledge Management & Continuous Improvement:

  • Lead the development and implementation a program learning system to document, assess, share and replicate and apply lessons learned and Best Practices into SomReP DM&E programming technical approaches.

  • Lead quarterly data analysis on program performance and subsequent learning to contribute to program adaption and performance improvement and recommend early warning early action programming.

  • Manage Knowledge Management Officer in data analysis of M&E and Early Warning Early Action information to ensure that programming and program adaption are evidence based.

  • Manage Knowledge Management Managers in the building and management of a management information system, ensuring collaborative use by SomReP members as well as effective use program data and analysis in presentations and reporting

  • support to programming team in communications to donors and the wider resilience community.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A Master’s Degree related to the science and practice of community development, program design, statistics and monitoring & evaluation.

  • At least 3 years’ experience managing people and programs in an international NGO context or academia (related to emergency/development research).

  • Extensive experience and recognized expertise in the full range of evaluation theories, models and tools, and ability to adapt, contextualized and apply appropriately to all project scenarios.

  • Proven track record as a staff and community trainer and capacity builder in DM&E using a wide variety of training methods, facilitation and capacity building strategies, and organizational development.

  • Thorough understanding and experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection methods, including comparative random sampling, questionnaire and survey design, data entry and analysis and the application of these methods to project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation standards in key technical sectors.

  • Experience working with a consortium programme, and/or highly complex programmes with multiple stakeholders preferred.

  • Should demonstrate experience in high-level expertise in Results-Based management, Logical Framework Analysis, and Result-Based Performance Monitoring and Evaluation.

  • Ability to link professional, academic and community-based learning models.

  • Experience in appraisal/Participatory Learning & Action, PEP, Appreciative Inquiry, etc.

  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills and professional maturity. Highest proficiency in written English.

  • Strong aptitude for organizational change, participatory and servant leadership, innovation, learning, team building.

  • Experience in adhering to/working with HAP, Sphere Standards and international humanitarian and development standards.

  • Full ability to communicate cross-culturally and be cross-culturally sensitive.

  • Full computer and Internet skills including MS Office for word processing, graphic presentation.

  • At least 3 years’ experience managing people and programs in an international NGO context or academia (related to emergency/development topics).

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Masters or higher (in-training for PHD program acceptable).

  • Full computer and Internet skills including MS Office for word processing, graphic presentation.

  • Experience working with a consortium programme, and/or highly complex programmes with multiple stakeholders preferred.

  • Experience in adhering to/working with HAP, Sphere Standards and international humanitarian and development standards.

  • Full ability to communicate cross-culturally and be cross-culturally sensitive.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Programme Director - Health Pooled Fund III

*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Programme Director (PD), based in Juba, will be responsible for the strategic leadership and overall management for the Health Pooled Fund (HPF) III projects. He/She will have overall responsibility for the successful implementation of the HPF III projects and will provide leadership oversight and managerial support to the HPF III- lot project managers based in the states. S/He will be responsible for strategic leadership, administrative oversight of the project, and will be the focal point of all issues related to HIP III project implementation and grant management. At national level, S/ He will serve as the principal institutional liaison between WVSS and the HPF/ Crown Agent, MOH and other line ministries.

The programme director will oversee program implementation and financial management, including oversight and coordination of stakeholders and staff. This position has principal responsibility for the representation of the project to the donor, MOH, SMOH, Government of South Sudan representatives, and other key stakeholders. Other key responsibilities include ensuring high quality implementation of project activities, grant and financial management according to donor requirements and international accounting standards, timely donor and other stakeholder reporting, and overall contribution to Child Well Being outcomes. The project director will be accountable for delivering all project results as per the LGFs and will be responsible for producing high quality project deliverables. S/he will maintain communication with consortium memebers and oversee coordination of their technical activities within the project framework, work plan and budget.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Grant Implementation:

  • Direct and oversee the implementation of the grant, ensuring that the project’s ultimate, intermediate and immediate outcomes are achieved.

  • Lead consortium members and stakeholders (in South Sudan) in participatory planning of project activity implementation, ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines.

  • Provide timely input and contribution to the completion of annual work plans, semi-annual, and annual reports and ensure grant management compliance for the project in alignment with donor and WV regulations.

  • Coordinate with WV support offices and ensure that all contract documentations are shared timely with the donor and properly filed.

  • Ensure effective liaison with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders, making use of an appropriate accountability framework.

  • Gather and compile information from the HPF III lot managers and MEL managers and prepare overall performance progress reports (annual and semi-annual reports) detailing achievements against plan and variance on a regular basis.

  • Provide required documents/tools to support departments, particularly finance, P&C, Procurement, Logistics and Procurement to ensure good practice in the provision of support services.

  • Design strategies, partnerships and interventions to ensure project activities and implementation strategies are gender, age and disability inclusive and in compliance with HPF guidelines.

  • Coordinate with Operations Director and Zonal programme managers to ensure HPF projects are successfully implemented and work in collaboration with the finance manager to ensure efficient budget management and timely submission of financial reports.

  • Coordinate with the health and nutrition senior advisor and ensure that zonal teams are implementing projects in line with MoH standards and SOPs.

  • Ensure strong communication and coordination with all team members as a means to effectively achieve program objectives.

  • Carry out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned, including administrative and planning functions.

Staff Supervision and Management:

  • Supervise a team of HPF III lot project managers, and finance managers and provide them support in grant and project management.

  • Develop and maintain an adequate human resource plan consistent with WV policies, donor requirements and local laws and ensure proper technical and operational capacity of staff to manage and implement project initiatives.

  • Ensure competent and motivated staff are hired and retained.

  • Conduct quarterly reviews of staff performance in line with WVs performance management system, ensuring opportunities for staff feedback.

  • Ensure proper technical capacity of staff is available by providing training and performance management to project staff.

Budget Management:

  • Manage grant budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and key management staff at World Vision.

  • In conjunction with Finance Manager, ensure grant/project compliance whereby project expenditures are reasonable, allocable, prudent, and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure compliance with external audit.

  • Oversee supply and equipment procurement, acquisition, disposition, and management in compliance with WV internal and donor requirements.

  • Liaise with host government officials, local communities, farmers, partners and other organizations as appropriate.

Monitoring, Reporting, Documentation & Knowledge Management:

  • Maintain effective project quality assurance mechanisms, including monitoring system for tracking of project progress against indicators, activities and key project milestones, reporting, evaluation, and communication systems

  • Conduct routine visits to all project sites for purposes of monitoring and operational support.

  • Submit timely accurate and quality reports that meet donor requirements.

  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures for monitoring, reporting, documentation and knowledge management, including establishment of standard tools and systems for documentation and information sharing of project progress, best practices, lessons learnt and success stories.

  • Ensure documentation of lessons identified, case studies and evidence of impact for reflection, learning and dissemination.

  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time.

Donor Relations:

  • Represent World Vision South Sudan in all HPF meetings to discuss all issues related to projects updates and grant management.

  • Represent World Vision South Sudan at relevant meetings with the Government of South Sudan and HPF counterparts to provide updates on project progress and communicate challenges of the program implementation.

  • Maintain open communication with HPF/ Crown Agent, other INGO’s, UN agencies, county and state level government bureaus and other relevant external partners regarding project initiatives for enhanced coordination.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Minimum Master's degree Business Administration, or Health Economics, Public Health, Project Management, or a related field.

  • Advanced post graduate qualifications in grant management, and/ or Monitoring and Evaluation.

  • Experience in procurement and supply chain management.

  • At least fifteen (15) years of experience in program management and administration, financial management, award cooperative agreement compliance, contract management, and tracking project performance and costs.

  • At least Seven (5) years of international experience in emergency relief or development project management in fragile or challenging contexts, especially south Sudan.

  • Proven ability to manage complex consortia and partnerships, including effective coordination, with host country government and donors.

  • Knowledge of Red Cross and Red Crescent Code of Conduct, HAP-I Standard, ECB Good Enough Guide, Sphere Standard (Humanitarian Charter and Participation Standard), donor requirements and WV Humanitarian Accountability Framework.

  • Experience and skills in partnership building, especially with the donors, private sector, NGO and local community organizations.

  • Familiarity with health pooled fund projects implementation and grant management requirement.

  • Positive collaboration and facilitation skills; Leadership of large and diverse teams; Diplomacy.

  • Willingness to take up a position post and residence in a fragile context; Preference for candidates with previous work experience in South Sudan.

  • Commitment to WV Core Values and Mission Statement.

  • Demonstrated strong analytical, managerial, leadership, communications and interpersonal skills.

  • Fluency in English and reports writing.

  • Excellent English writing skills, including proofreading and copyediting.

Working Environment/Travel:

  • Office-based with frequent travel to the field.

  • Domestic / international travel as required.

  • On call as required.

Project Manager Health Pooled Fund III

*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Project Manager (PM) will have overall responsibility of the Health Pooled Fund (HPF) III coordination for all project activities and staff. S/he will be responsible for technical leadership, administrative oversight of the project, successful implementation of project deliverables, and will serve as the principal institutional liaison between WVSS and the donor, SMOH and local government entities at state level.

The Project Manager shall have a keen understanding of the unique political and socio- cultural context of South Sudan and would be required to work carefully and collaboratively with various entities at the state level.

S/he will manage a team of County Coordinators and Monitoring and Evaluation Officers, and will engage closely with County and state MOH officials and representatives and will ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the grant.

The Project Manager is expected to have strong leadership qualities and depth and breadth of technical expertise, and project management, monitoring and evaluation, and budget management expertise.

S/he will also provide strategic leadership and supervision of sub-grantees and sub-contractors while ensuring the security, feasibility, and sustainability of the program and contribution to Child wellbeing outcomes.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage proactively and responsively relationship with grant donor in close collaboration with World Vision National Office staffs and ensure effective management of the budget.

  • Manage grant/project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and SO staff.

  • Direct and oversee grant implementation, and ensuring that all strategic objectives are met through proper design, staffing, implementation and adherence to the Logical framework.

  • Provide supportive supervision to HPF III project team in the Lot and ensure that the project implementation is in line with MOH guidelines with focus on quality delivery.

  • Conduct regular monitoring visits to project sites; provide technical guidance to project staff and ensure that clear guidance is given to project team in order to successfully achieve all the project deliverables.

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

  • Liaise with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate at state level and ensure that WVSS reputation is protected.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor of Medicine or Bachelor in Nursing/Midwifery or Diploma in Clinical Medicine.

  • Master in Public Health, or Masters in project management.

  • Experience in Maternal and child health or sexual and reproductive health.

  • At least 10 years of professional experience, out of which at least 4 years in emergency response.

  • Prior experience in project design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.

Work Experience required as a minimum qualification for this position:

  • Experience of leading large and diverse teams.

  • Experience in leading and managing large grants in a complex environment.

  • Basic experience in procurement and supply, and management of pharmaceuticals.

  • Experience managing sub grants and contracts under grants for complex projects.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Fields Based position.

  • Travel: 30% domestic/international travels is required.

  • On call: Available for communication with partners and colleagues from diverse time zones.

Regional Humanitarian Emergency Affairs Advisor, East Africa

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The position of Regional Humanitarian & Emergency Affairs (HEA) Advisor will provide support to National Offices (NOs) to assist, in emergency preparedness planning, response management, humanitarian preparedness and response capacity assessments, compliance to both internal and international standards, facilitate humanitarian learning across the region, and provide leadership to the region’s humanitarian knowledge management. This position will focus on countries within the Horn of Africa

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure timely information, early warning data and situation report is gathered, analyzed and reported by National Offices on a monthly basis at a minimum.

  • As needed and required, Disaster Preparedness Plans are developed, implemented and managed by National Offices (NOs).

  • Facilitate integrated programming models within the organization at the National Office level, most importantly within the framework of Capacity Building in Disaster Risk Management.

  • Facilitate the proper functional capacity of the National and Regional Disaster Management (DM) Teams (identification, reporting, training, growth).

  • All NOs supported in capacity assessment and performance reviews (to complete annual disaster management scorecard, child wellbeing reports etc.).

  • Facilitate the evaluation and/or documentation of best practices and approaches of HEA programming in 50% of implemented projects for external consumption.

  • Be actively involved and/or ensure NO involvement in major consortiums/WGs/ groups directly involved with humanitarian response as needed and as appropriate.

  • Assist in raising awareness within WVI (NO Level) and the Government of the various standards, DM tools, services and mechanisms available for emergency response and response preparedness.

  • Actively participate in project and program development at the NO level and coordinate resource mobilization activities with appropriate internal departments, and external entities/partners.

  • Deploy as necessary to national, regional and global responses.

  • Any other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Minimum of a master’s degree in a related field of study, or a Bachelor’s degree with 8 years direct experience equivalent (experience in the Horn of Africa a distinct advantage).

  • Requires at least 6 years work experience in emergency response programming and hands on operations.

  • Strong experience in project design and proposal writing.

  • Strong empirical knowledge of the humanitarian sector including humanitarian charters, laws, standards principals, and ability to mainstream leading cross-cutting themes.

  • Empirical knowledge of emergency response DM&E processes.

  • Proven track record for multi-sector program design and implementation in large and complex emergencies.

  • Requires cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity.

  • Strong ability to facilitate appropriate information flow and coordination amongst a complex range of internal and external stakeholders.

  • Must have a clear understanding of major donors’ perspectives, requirements and standards and the ability to represent WV to major donors and other external stakeholders in a highly professional m manner.

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

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

  • Participate in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Working Environment/Travel:

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

  • Travel: Should be ready to travel 40% of the time, both domestic/international.

  • On call: Must maintain readiness to travel at very short notice (within 24 hours).

Gender and Advocacy Officer- KFNP Project

Purpose of the position:

To provide overall guidance and coordination to support World Vision Tanzania’s efforts to mainstream safeguarding (Child and Adult protection) within WVT’s program areas aimed at achieving Child Well Being Outcomes (CWBO).

To advance gender equality, women’s and girls’ empowerment through successful coordination and effective implementation of activities related to prevention and response to Gender Based Violence (GBV) in communities thus contribute to children wellbeing outcomes. Support and advocate for Partnership campaigns such as End Violence Against Children (EVAC), It Takes US All (ITUA). Ensure strong partnership with project partners working and engaging directly with field teams, consistency and quality in programming, as well as supporting coordination for advocacy on girl’s and women’s protection and empowerment.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Implementation and technical support

  • Lead in the development of the project design and ensure sustainability is incorporated

  • Responsible for harmonized implementation of Protection and GBV project activities (in align with WVT approaches) across the three current refugee camps i.e. Nyarugusu, Nduta and Mtendeli looking at both the donor requirements and local practices on Protection and GBV prevention and response.

  • Ensure quality GBV interventions by providing technical assistance field staff and consultations with the Area Program Ministry Facilitators (AMPF).Guide planning and implementation of the Protection and Gender/GBV work plans and conduct regular technical monitoring visits to the field sites to ensure quality delivery of the programme;

  • Contextualize/adopt design guidelines and ensure utilization at Project/AP level

  • Provide technical support to the Kigoma Refugee Response (Kigoma Food and Nutrition Project) in developing and implementing a multi-sectoral and coordinated Protection (child and adult) and GBV prevention and response programme to include referral and reporting mechanisms, information sharing, coordination, and monitoring/evaluation.

  • Facilitate establishment of well-coordinated Protection and GBV collaborative network among key Partner Agencies i.e. UNHCR, WFP and government institutions

  1. Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation

  • Maintain mutually beneficial relationship with all implementing partners.

  • Ensure knowledge transfer to government and implementing partners, including documenting best practices and lessons learned.

  • Analyze and report on programme and project progress in terms of achieving results, using existing monitoring and evaluation tools and introducing new mechanisms and systems where necessary and as the context dynamics allow.

  • Liaise with focal point persons when needed and ensure preparation and submission of project reports.

  • Provide oversight for programme monitoring including setting up of protection and accountability mechanisms.

  • Share monitoring data and utilize for decision making

  • Contribute to evaluation planning, support data collection, analysis and interpretation

  • Facilitate dissemination and use of baseline and evaluation findings; and lead implementation of recommendations.

  1. Capacity Building

  • Work with staff and partners to identify capacity building/training needs and maintain a training matrix.

  • Develop and revise training materials according to local context and conduct relevant Protection and GBV training sessions for partners, local authorities, WVT staff and other stakeholders.

  • Facilitate capacity building of project staff and partners in Protection and GBV enable them effectively advocate for and implement effective Protection and GBV interventions.

  • Conduct orientations and refresher trainings to staff, local volunteers and contracted workers who directly interact with adults and children on WVT’s safeguarding management Policy standards and ensure compliance.

  • Lead the capacity building initiatives of communities and partners on monitoring and ensure participatory monthly data collection.

  1. Engagement, Networking and Fundraising

  • Represent the Project in interagency working groups, meetings and coordination forums on Protection and Gender issues within the Kigoma Refugee Response established frameworks.

  • Support the National Gender and Advocacy Manager and National Child Protection Coordinator in representing WVT in Protection and GBV stakeholder meetings at National and Regional levels in collaboration with the Program Team Leader, Regional Manager and National Coordinators.

  • Report on resource mobilization opportunities at National and Regional levels

  • Participation in National/International Protection and GBV/FGM key advocacy days at National and Regional levels in collaboration with the Program Team Leader, Regional Manager, National Coordinators and other Partner Agencies.

  • Work closely with UNHCR Protection Unit and Lead Protection Agencies in Protection and Advocacy, and government affiliated departments within ministries for technical direction and leveraging of resources to support Protection and GBV/FGM interventions in the project area.

  • Support fundraising initiatives in collaboration with Grants Acquisition and Management and Quality Assurance Teams.

  • In collaboration with working group members, support the development of advocacy activities to raise awareness on Protection and Gender Based Violence including through events such as the 16 Days of Activism, etc

  • In collaboration with other actors, assist in developing initiatives to ensure regular and consistent advocacy on GBV concerns.

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:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in social sciences such as Social Work, Gender Studies, Development Studies, Community Development, Sociology or their equivalent

  • A minimum of 3 years working experience in implementing Protection and/or GBV projects at community level with proven leadership experience with evidence of successful implementation

  • A good understanding of the international gender mainstreaming approaches and the international protection framework for refugees and asylum-seekers.

  • Proven track record in engaging with government ministries and other stakeholders

  • Proven track record as a staff and community trainer and capacity builder in Gender and Development, prevention and response to GBV and other harmful cultural practices.

  • Proven ability in integrating Gender in sector specific project cycle

  • Good understanding and working experience of development, advocacy and emergency affairs approaches.

Key Competencies/Attributes:

  • Experience and understanding of Protection and Gender/ GBV programming on the ground the understanding of the role and importance of addressing gender justice and GBV in the development or humanitarian field.

  • Experience in training development, delivery of staff training, adults learning and development.

  • Familiarity and understanding of Protection and Gender/GBV in the community setting and gender/GBV industry progress in related fields and the contribution of Civil Society Organizations’s and faith-based agencies.

  • Understanding of gender norms and the contribution of cultural and religious social teachings towards gender justice, protection, safety and elimination of violence, in particular against women and girls.

  • Must have good oral and written communications and relationship skills

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

  • Good computer skills in MS office (Excel, word, PowerPoint), Skype, WebEx etc

  • Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Project-based with frequent travel in project intervention areas

  • Travel: 30% Domestic travel is required.

  • On call: Available as required.

Associate Director - CESP

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.

Position: Associate Director- Community Engagement and Sponsorship Programming

Report to: Operations Director

Location: Kampala – National Office

Purpose of the position:

The Associate Director- Community Engagement and Sponsorship Plan (CESP) leads the overall management and implementation of WVU’s Development Program Approach (DPA), sponsorship and child protection programming, ensuring these are managed effectively and contribute to Child Well-Being Outcomes in line with the World Vision Uganda Strategic priorities, community and donor accountability requirements.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Sponsorship Management

  • Provide technical leadership and oversight to WV Uganda’s sponsorship team and resources.

  • Provide leadership in ensuring effective integration of sponsorship in critical Design, Monitoring and Evaluation processes from assessment, re/design, M&E and transition in accordance with established standards.

  • Continuously plan and implement a national office Annual sponsorship Operating plan (ASOP) that enables WVU to meet and exceed established partnership standards.

  • Ensure integration of Child monitoring into programme monitoring; generate trend analysis of emerging Child Wellbeing issues from Sponsorship Information System and draw recommendations to address these emerging Child Wellbeing issues.

  • Provides leadership in rolling out Sponsorship Field Operating Model ensuring;

  1. Community-level sponsorship activities are integrated with programming activities. This includes planning for inclusion and monitoring of Registered Children along with programme planning and monitoring.

  2. Approach to working with community volunteers and partners needs are clarified and streamlined to ensure community ownership and sustainability.

  3. Seek opportunities to identify approaches, models and best practices in current program that can be scaled up to strengthen and sustain child monitoring processes and systems to maximize participation of community based partners in recruitment and monitoring of children.

  • Develop and maintain organizational sponsorship performance quality metrics, and quality dashboards integrating statistical analysis and leading specific actions to achieve optimal outcomes in sponsorship management and programming.

Child Protection Technical Program Management

Under the overall supervision and coordination of the Operations Director

  • Lead the Child Protection (CP) strategic planning and be responsible for the CP technical program implementation. Provide leadership and management (planning, implementation, supervision, monitoring and evaluation) of all Child protection and projects across WVU programming area.

  • Lead reflection on Child Protection Technical Program performance with aim of ensuring that all child protection projects and activities are implemented on time, target and budget.

  • Ensure Child Protection high impact, quality implementation and strict compliance with World Vision standards and requirements;

  • Support the operational planning and development of Child Protection programs in collaboration with Program Managers Finance and other key stakeholder;

  • Support Child Safeguarding work and ensures World Vision Uganda comply with child safe organization standards.

  • Provide support and capacity building in the management, design, and implementation and monitoring of Child Protection Programs.

  • Ensure Child Protection risk management/safeguarding strategies are implemented throughout all existing and new programs.

  • In collaboration with Advocacy take lead on the design and development of a Child Protection local advocacy strategies.

Development Program Approach (DPA) Management

  • In collaboration with Technical Program Managers and Regional Program Managers ensures that WV’s Development Programme Approach links well with technical programs and are jointly being implemented with communities and partners within area programmes.

  • Contextualize and is responsible for rolling out principles, standards and guidance on how World Vision Ugandans works with communities and partners to improve and sustain the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable.

  • Ensures that WVU programs are implemented in a way that builds local ownership and sustainability through community and partner engagement, joint planning and implementation, and local advocacy.

  • Responsible for contextualisation of the Development Programme Approach and ongoing refinement based on learning in applying LEAP 3 and refining Sponsorship Field Operating Model, as all of these are interrelated and need to be mutually reinforcing.

  • Provides guidance on equipping local level staff in Development Programming Approach to reinforce their technical depth in engagement with communities and local partners in achieving Child Wellbeing (CWB).

  • In close working with Senior Programs Manager-Household Engagement and accountability approach accelerate the implementation of the Development Program Approach initiative called Household Engagement and Accountability Approach (HEAA) in WV Uganda Area Programs and grants in a manner that meets set standards as well as empowering the wellbeing of children, households and communities;

  • In collaboration with Technical Program Managers, develops and roles out HEAA curriculum that integrates all technical program implementation at the household level

  • Review and roles out the tools for measuring the impact of HEAA at the program level.

  • In collaboration with M&E, track the documentation of evidence and learning that support the effectiveness of HEAA and ensures that all required standards and quality assurance standards are met by APs.

  • Popularize HEAA in WV international as a promising innovation for community engagement and facilitation

  • Profile HEAA as WVU strategic initiative and measure how it accelerates the realization of the strategy

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies, Social Work and Social Administration or related field

  • Post graduate degree in relevant field (International development/international relations).

  • 5 years’ experience in blending development in aspects of sponsorship and child protection in project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in a complex program environment

  • Extensive knowledge of development issues and understanding of the community engagement and facilitation best practices

  • Excellent application knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Lotus notes and internet applications.

  • Experience in project documentation, reporting, program information for donors and the World Vision partnership.

  • Capacity to provide solid leadership and decision-making skills for efficient and effective day to day project implementation.

  • Ability to work with different partners, local authorities, local organizations and NGOs, to develop and maintain positive relationships.

  • Demonstrate well – developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal, written (in English) as well as negotiation skills.

  • Strong understanding of systems design and implementation protocols.

  • Strong inter-personal skills, and proven team-player.

  • Proven ability to manage competing priorities.

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

  • Perform other duties as required.

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