Job Opportunities with World Vision Albania & Kosovo

World Vision Albania & Kosovo has worked with the vulnerable children of Albania and Kosovo their families and communities, since 1999.

Currently, World Vision Albania & Kosovo has a commitment to bring hope and help to children and communities in the country through a range of holistic, integrated projects that promote change and improve well-being. Every year, about 32 thousand children benefit from World Vision Albania & Kosovo programmes, which currently operate in 220 communities, and 10 regions throughout Albania and Kosovo.

Thank you for your interest in working with World Vision Albania & Kosovo!

Internship position in Tirana Area Program

Internship positions in Tirana Area Program (3 positions)

Position:Intern

Work location: World Vision Albania, Tirana Office

Number of positions: 3 positions

Deadline of applications:September 4, 2019

Type of contracts:Internship Contracts, Fixed term, Full-Time

Major Responsibilities

Sponsorship implementation

  • Support Child Sponsorship project activities in collaboration with other team members in supporting that all registered children enjoy a good health, are well educated, are cared for, well-protected and participate in Tirana Area Program activities;

  • Support the Tirana Area Program team & community stakeholders in conducting all activities related to sponsorship and other Tirana Area Program projects, ensuring the participation of all registered children;

  • Assist the Tirana Area Program team that field activities are done in collaboration with community stakeholders and partners.

  • Address to Tirana Area Program Team Leader the issues founded in the area about the most vulnerable children in the community.

  • Communicate effectively World Vision’s identity, mission, vision, values and our approach to work in ways that are contextually appropriate and clear. Support the Team in meeting the key indicators of Child Sponsorship, according to the standard.

  • Ensure the implementation of the new Child Sponsorship Models.

Support the team in registering & management of children in the program

  • Assist community preparation for sponsorship by introducing sponsorship as a way of focusing the attention of the program on the well-being of all children – especially the most vulnerable.

  • Support the work of the Tirana Area Program Team in developing criteria for child selection with the strong collaboration with the community.

  • Coordinate and support the work of the Tirana Area Program Sponsorship Team to register children in the program.

Support the implementation of Children and Youth Project

  • Ensure success in working with IMPACT/children groups to promote active citizenship among them and contribute socially and economically to the quality of their community.

  • Children group has gained knowledge based on the plan and is supported to take initiatives as targeted

  • Group leaders are coached and mentored on regular basis

Key Performance Indicators

  • Support the Tirana Area Program team to provide timely and qualitative correspondence that meets agency requirements

  • Support the Tirana Area Program Team to respond to sponsor inquiries within given deadline;

  • Support the Gift Notifications processing within the given deadline and according to the sponsorship standards;

Required Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Studying social science, or related subjects to development;

  • Good knowledge of English

  • Computer literacy; Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint;

  • Facilitation skills, including catalyzing, connecting, and building the capacity of community groups

  • Creative and able to apply innovative thinking, partnership building and problem solving skills;

  • Good interpersonal skills and cross-cultural sensitivity, abilities to work as a team.

  • Good analytical and writing skills; Basic understanding of design, monitoring, and evaluation

  • Willingness to be flexible with hours when necessary and able to travel often in the field (75% of the time).

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

Local Coordinator, Vlora Area

Position:Local Coordinator

Work location: World Vision Albania, Vlore Area

Deadline of applications:26 August 2019

Type:Fixed term, Full-Time

Purpose of position

The purpose of this position is to contribute to the planning, development and implementation of the project: “Returnees reintegrate and reinvest within country” - REINVEST Project funded by GIZ. The local coordinator will develop, establish and maintain project management standards and procedures. Is responsible for developing the project timeline and implementation plan as well as coordinating the resources necessary to successfully complete the project in the respective municipality. This includes providing project support in the coordination, monitoring, reporting, and documentation of project activities as well as working with key people such as the Team Leaders and Project Manager. Acts as a liaison person between all project parties.

Major Responsibilities

Project Planning and Implementation

  • Responsible for the implementation with quality and in due time of the project activities (work with professionals, families and children).

  • Designs and coordinates the calendar of activities in the municipality together with the municipality staff, other key stakeholders and the Project Manager.

  • Performs all financial expenses in the activities of the project in the respective municipality, the relevant financial packages as well as keeps and follows up on financial expenses based on the relevant budget and guidance of Project Manager and finance staff.

  • Recruits, manages and coaches Children Club Leaders.

  • Supports the procurement department on the necessary procedures related to the project implementation.

  • Participate proactively in relevant events organized in the framework of the project in the municipality of work and in relevant meetings organized by other stakeholders;

  • Share the gained learning regarding migration and socio-economic issues with the Project Manager.

Project Monitoring

  • Responsible for the implementation of the monitoring plan of the project and the respective documentation in the specific region, by gathering and keeping regular data developed by Monitoring and Evaluation team.

  • Monitor, track, and report the status and deliverables against plans and schedules.

  • Follow-up and track responses and submissions of required documents to team leaders and project manager.

  • Maintain and update project plans and monitoring tools.

  • Contributes to ensuring that the project activities are delivered within scope, time and budget.

  • Provide monthly information to team leaders for each component progress.

Partnering and Coordination

  • Ensure local level government representatives engagement in activities;

  • Responsible to work with other stakeholders to resolve issues around project budget, resources, conflicting priorities, schedules, etc.

  • Identify and assess business risks; propose mitigation plans; identify, track and escalate issues as appropriate

  • Enable and facilitate networking and connection with relevant stakeholders, partners and community in an integrated and efficient manner.

  • Assist stakeholders and community partners to identify and mobilize community resources needed for project implementation

  • Actively participate in feedback, reflection and learning activities.

Required Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Degree in social science, or related subjects to development and/or social work

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience in coordinating projects in the specific municipality

  • Previous work experience with children and youth affected by migration or similar topic

  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and oral and written communication skills in Albanian and English.

  • Computer literacy; Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

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

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Working experience with projects and/or community.

  • Good understanding of community development.

  • Experience in networking with different stakeholders.

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

Human Resources Officer

Position: Human Resources Officer

Town / Office: Tirana, National Office

Type of contract:Full time / Fixed term

Application deadline date: 25 August 2019

PURPOSE OF POSITION

Assist Human Resources Team Leader in coordination of department services and functions relating to personnel data administration and maintenance, Human Resources administration, including information and document flow for local country office staff, assistance with recruitment, orientation and training. Contribute to Human Resource function high quality. Maintain and update Human Resources Software System and manage the recruitment module per local recruitment process.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Human Resources Administration and Support

Administer and manage local Human Resources systems, including payroll, Our People and other context specific systems.

Maintain and keep staffing lists for all categories of workforce (employees, service, casual, volunteers, interns, etc.) and any staff related necessary information for rapid access and use.

Maintain personnel files accurate, updated and confidential at all times. In collaboration with the Human Resources Team Leader, set up and maintain filling system.

Prepare and process all kinds of Human Resources related paperwork for all categories of workforce as required, with accuracy and confidentiality and in accordance with the policies and local laws.

Keep Human Resources related templates updated and available for staff.

Provide necessary advice and support to staff on leave utilization for different types of leaves and time sheets.

Act as liaison between employee and insurance provider in resolving benefits related program issues and ensure effective utilization of the plan.

Review billings for accuracy, and resolve discrepancies with the company in coordination with Procurement and Finance Department.

Respond to routine employee enquiries, both oral and written to ensure the accurate and timely provision of information.

Support the line manager in providing with the Human Resources data for necessary reporting upon request and as needed.

Recruitment, Orientation and Training

Provide necessary support in staff recruitment, selection and contracting as needed and participate in panel interviews upon the Line Manager request.

Provide assistance in arranging and conducting orientation and induction sessions for new staff.

Provide assistance in arranging and conducting different kinds of Human Resources learning events, trainings, workshops, and/or team building activities.

Human Resources Software System (Our People)

Maintain and update Human Resources Software System (Our People) on a regular bases and provide reports and statistics when required;

Support in training the managers and staff in utilization of Human Resources Software System Our People and recruitment modules and ensure all new hires receive adequate orientation on the HR System.

Manage the Our People Recruitment Module and ensure 100% utilization of Recruitment for all local recruitments.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • University degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Social Sciences, Psychology or a related field.

  • Excellent knowledge of local labor law and related legislations.

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in Human Resources and or Administration with medium business/medium NGO/government agency.

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of HR practices, including recruitment, hiring, HR functions and systems administration, HR software administration and maintenance.

  • Thorough working knowledge of office systems. Computer aptitude and experience with word processing, database management, and spreadsheet software.

  • Fluent in English, spoken and written.

  • Excellent detail-orientation skills.

  • Excellent organizational and planning skills.

  • Ability to maintain positive relationships with colleagues.

  • Good communications skills;

  • Emotional maturity and ability to deal with matters of strict confidentiality.

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

Talent and Leadership Director, VisionFund International

*Preferred position locations: London, Kenya, Federal Way-WA, USA or Monrovia, USA where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The role provides a strong mix of strategic and operational experience to VisionFund’s dedicated global staff. Developing leaders, high-potential talent and a highly effective workforce across the Network will be key to the success of the VisionFund strategy and Our Promise. Reporting to Global People & Culture and Governance Director, this role, together with the VFI executives, and in alignment with World Vision Talent Management strategy and processes, will be responsible for building Talent and Leadership strategies that are purpose-driven, performance-oriented, and principles-led.

The role will lead the development of Vision Fund’s leadership academy and Talent Management strategy to ensure VisionFund has a strong leadership pipeline and is able to attract and retain highpotential leaders with the necessary development support. Talent and Leadership strategies will support both strategic and operational effectiveness, they will foster a collective agile and learning culture where high potentials are enabled to thrive.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic and Operational Effectiveness:

  • Building a robust organizational leadership framework and core competencies scorecard to track and strengthen organizational capabilities.

  • Developing and maintain tools in order to align organizational needs and gaps.

  • Developing a talent strategy that identifies and cultivate a talent pool for the organisation of tomorrow organizational mindsets and behaviors.

  • Developing and collaborating with World Vision, VFI specific talent initiatives to foster succession planning and identify ‘high potential’ talent for longer term development planning.

  • Designing and implement an effective Talent Review processes to ensure VFI has the capability required to drive future strategic goals.

  • Forecasting future leadership needs and coordinating that with overall workforce planning.

  • Contribute to talent identification, leadership recruitment and selection.

Agile and Learning Culture:

  • Developing VisionFund’s leadership academy programme that fosters a high performing culture of excellence.

  • Influencing organisational culture and engagement by strengthening VisionFund’s brand and utilizing core competencies for staff and leaders.

  • Delivering on the diversity and inclusivity goals of organization to foster a learning culture, based on curiosity, engagement, insight and determination.

  • Developing and utilizing (already available) talent management and culture tools and practices that foster growth and collaboration between leaders.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Track record in designing and successfully implementing Talent Management and Review processes and resultant initiatives in complex international organizations.

  • Proven in the review of and establishment of leadership development frameworks across a ‘group’; functional and regional basis, building an ‘organizational way’ of leadership.

  • Strong expertise in learning and development and capacity development in complex organizational settings.

  • Senior HR executive with extensive experience in provide HR capability to senior executives, presidents/CEO’s and Boards.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, especially at Executive level.

  • High service / customer orientation and commercial mind-set.

  • Strong Cross-Cultural Communication, Facilitation, Coaching and development skills across major cultural areas.

  • Understanding of business needs and drivers and ability to deliver value added solutions.

  • Bias for action and capacity to deliver efficiently and effectively. Capability in project managing multiple complex strategies across a complex organization and multiple geographies.

  • Clear and positive Christian faith commitment and capacity to provide leadership and guidance in this area.

  • University degree in HR, Business or related field. A relevant Master’s degree would be considered desirable, coupled with extensive senior and executive level HR management.

  • Innovative and problem-solving skills and capacity to deliver under pressure; pragmatism; persistence.

  • Relevant field experience and understanding of the wider context within which VFI operates.

  • Related Global HR certification desirable.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20 % of the time.

Director – Global Fleet Management

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.


PURPOSE OF POSITION:


World Vision is one of the world’s largest INGOs, with over 37,000 staff operating in nearly 100 countries. The organisation delivers humanitarian aid to populations in some of the most challenging and complex environments, transportation and fleet operations are critical to the delivering our programmes. World Vision has a diverse global fleet of well over 10,000 standard vehicles and an equal number of motorcycles, it also includes drilling rigs and water craft. The total fleet portfolio represents one of the largest asset groups in the organisation.

The ‘Director – Global Fleet Management (GFM)’ is the global leader responsible for developing and driving organizational fleet strategy and ensuring current industry practice is implemented in relation to the procurement, operation and disposal of World Visions fleet. The role holder will be expected to lead the GFM team in working collaboratively across the organisation to deliver agile and flexible ‘end to end’ transportation solutions for World Visions operations.

World Vision is committed to operating its global fleet resources safely, cost effectively and with a reduced environmental impact. The role has a particular focus on Fleet Safety, ensuring our drivers and vehicles operate safely in challenging contexts where our staff and vulnerable road users are at the greatest risk.


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:


Fleet Strategy & Practice Development:

  • Lead the development and implementation of global fleet management strategies. Ensuring Global Fleet Management (GFM) practices are in alignment with WV Fleet, Procurement and Financial policies and internationally accepted current practice.

  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders to ensure that the WV fleet strategy aligns with expected organisational outcomes and reflects the values and vison of WVI.


Strategic Fleet Management:

  • Provide leadership, operational guidance and support to the global fleet team (direct & matrix management). Ensuring GFM is providing end to end transport solutions as a trusted business partner to the wider organisation.

  • Develop Fleet Safety initiatives aimed at reducing harm to staff and vulnerable road users, with particular focus on fatal Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs).

  • Explore the development of road safety programme opportunities with donors & suppliers.

  • Drive continuous improvement and innovation in GFM frameworks. Develop quality assurance and performance metrics across fleet management systems and procedures.

  • Identify significant risks and organisational gaps in fleet current practice and develop appropriate mitigation plans to protect the fleet function. Ensure risks are communicated with Enterprise Risk Management (ERM).

  • Drive the development of adaptive, agile and dynamic fleet management solutions that focus on delivery at the ‘grass roots level’, employing appropriate change management techniques when required.

  • Develop technology solutions to monitor fleet assets, operational use and disposal.


Relationship Management:

  • Drive high standards and performance through setting clear direction and empowering and influencing others.

  • Regular liaison with senior Global Supply Chain (GSC) managers, Global Field Operations (GFO) regional & programme level managers.

  • Act as a strategic link for the promotion of sound fleet practice for National Offices, Regional Offices and Response operations.

  • Regularly liaise with the wider Fleet network on emerging issues and provide a conduit to escalate concerns to senior leaders.

  • Actively contribute to internal and external forums, working groups and networks related to fleet management.

  • Work closely with members of the Corporate Security team promoting mutual learning, support and accountability.


Capacity Building:

  • Develop appropriate workforce & succession planning that ensures the organisations ability to deliver transport solutions in fluid high risk environments.

  • Oversee the development and implementation of global capacity building plan for operational fleet management.

  • Engage with senior leaders to raise the awareness of fleet management protocols and practice.

  • Develop a professional culture of innovation, learning and mentoring. WVI should be seen as the ‘employer of choice’ for INGO fleet professionals.


Knowledge Management & Quality Assurance:

  • Promote alignment with WV Fleet Management Policy.

  • Drive the process of continuous learning on current international accepted practice in fleet management & analysis, identifying tools and processes that can be implemented into WV operations globally.

  • Encourage mutual learning on fleet management issues at a Regional and Global level.

  • Assist in the facilitation of and coordination of global fleet information sharing forum/network that promotes the embedding of sound fleet management practice into all layers of WV’s programmes.

  • Facilitate the documentation of best practice and contribute to the community of practice and centre of excellence.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:


  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification (Bachelor’s Degree or similar) in Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain, or general Business Management.

  • Recognised Industry Qualification in Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain (or Business Project Management experience).

  • Suitable transferable qualifications from Military, Government or Private Sector.

  • Significant senior management experience (8-10yrs) in Humanitarian Operations involving Fleet Management or Logistics would be considered.

  • Proven ability and experience (8-10yrs) in fleet management or logistics at a senior level across a large complex international organization, with strong change management experience.

  • Proven experience in Financial Cost Centre management.

  • Procurement, Supply Chain or Logistics experience.

  • Understanding of Humanitarian operations.

  • Proven experience in managing coaching and developing staff.


Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Recognised Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain Qualification (or Business Project Management experience).

  • Experience in fleet management optimization and sound understanding of the transport industry.

  • Previous experience in contract negotiation and supply arrangements with vehicle suppliers.

  • Experience in fleet management/operations within the Humanitarian sector.

  • Proven people leader with the ability to influence widely across a diverse organisation.

  • Previous experience in managing complex cost centers with Business analysis skills.

  • Proven business acumen and political savvy, must know how to get things done through formal and informal channels.

  • Skillful communicator with advanced influencing skills that can transcend boundaries and work effectively across all levels of a complex organization.

  • Ability to operate effectively and responsively in a fast changing, ambiguous environment and deal with high pressure situations calmly and with energy and resilience while managing multiple priorities and deadlines.


Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel internationally up to 35% of the time to potentially high risk operational areas.

  • Flexibility in work hours is expected.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE ROSTER

*We have consolidated World Vision's Emergency Response Roster. If you have previously applied your information has been retained and is in our database; do not reapply.

*Answer all questions on the application to be considered for the Emergency Response Roster; country location to be determined based on response.

*If you do not meet minimum eligibility requirements, we invite you to support and help through prayer and donations.

World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster is comprised of highly experienced and vetted humanitarian aid professionals available for short term, medium term, and long term emergency response assignments with World Vision. This roster allows World Vision to more rapidly identify and hire for key positions in its humanitarian response offices.

If selected, eligible applicants will first be fully vetted and then approved for the Emergency Response Roster. As vacancies arise in our humanitarian offices, roster members will be considered for employment opportunities.

If you have the required experience and would like to work with us helping protect lives, restore dignity, and renew hope, we’d love to hear from you.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements for all Emergency Response Roster Positions:

  • 5+ years of cross cultural humanitarian emergency experience outside of your home country.

  • Minimum 2 years experience serving successfully in fragile or unstable environments.

  • Experience directly managing staff during humanitarian emergency responses.

  • Ability to work long hours in stressful environments with a variety of skilled professionals.

  • Demonstrated management of budgets in emergency response settings.

  • Willing to serve unaccompanied; most likely in a team house setting.

  • English proficiency; written and verbal.

  • Grant Acquisition Management experience in your personalized expertise.

  • Strong track record in developing good working relationships with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies.

Below are the World Vision Emergency Response Roster positions that are currently open and accepting applications. If a position matching your background and interests is not listed, we encourage you to check back often as a more appropriate roster position may be listed and accepting applications at that time.

When submitting your application to World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster, please indicate in your cover letter / application which roster position you would like to be considered for.

Director positions currently accepting applications (must have 5-7+ years’ in response leadership role):

  • Response Director

  • Operations Director

  • Programmes Strategy & Development Director

Manager/Specialist positions currently accepting applications (must have 5+ years’ related experience):

  • Communication and External Engagement Manager

  • Human Resources Manager

  • Support Services Manager

  • Finance Manager

  • Information Management Manager

  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Humanitarian Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager

  • Grant Acquisition and Management Manager

  • Cash Programming Manager/Specialist

  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Manager/Specialist

  • Health Manager/Specialist

  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager/Specialist

  • Nutrition Manager/Specialist

  • Education in Emergencies Manager/Specialist

  • Livelihoods Manager/Specialist

  • Protection Manager/Specialist

  • Child Protection ManManager/Specialist