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COME WORK WITH US…

Asia Pacific is growing fast, but behind the headlines celebrating progress and increasing prosperity, there are still enormous needs for millions of children who remain poor, uneducated, and vulnerable to illness and abuse across the region.

WHO WE ARE…

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development, and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

WHO YOU ARE…

You are an energetic team player who is committed to using your professional skills and experiences to build a better world for children.  You understand the needs are often complex and difficult to solve, but believe that through collaboration, hard work and hope, you can make a difference.

WHY WORK WITH WORLD VISION?

World Vision has worked with the poorest in Asia Pacific for more than 60 years.  Today, we operate in 24 countries across the region supported by nearly 15,000 staff with six hundred long-term development programmes that benefits 1.4 million sponsored children and their families.

Our staff are experts across a comprehensive range of technical and organisational disciplines. More than 95% of our staff work in their home countries or region – equipped with critical knowledge of and sensitivity to culture, capabilities, language, and customs.
 
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National Office Stratergic Sourcing Specialist

VACANCY

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 working in relief and development projects in 20 districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and are committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for forty years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.

We are looking for dynamic individuals to join us on our journey of caring

NATIONAL OFFICE STRATEGIC SOURCING SPECIALIST

Location – Colombo with travel.

JOB PROFILE

The position will lead, manage, deliver and execute the national sourcing strategy of World Vision Lanka (WVL) ensuring that the national procurement and purchasing practices are as per the standards of World Vision Shared Service in alignment with WV Procurement Policies.

As part of the National strategic sourcing team, the position will support in implementing appropriate national sourcing strategies, supplier screening, updating of data bases, receipt, storage, dispatch, distribution, monitoring, documentation and the timely submission of quality monthly performance reports as required by the management and the team.

This position will play a key part in resource utilization of World Vision Lanka ultimately benefiting the communities that we serve. This role will support the Field Ministry Managers, HODs and Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to carry out their respective activities with minimum disruption to their work, ensuring timely and quality procurement services. He/She will contribute to policy review; participate in departmental meetings to take effective decisions, including technical guidance minimizing the reputational risk of WVL.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Major Activities

  • Formulation of the national procurement strategy

  • Implement system training for other departments’ staff when required

  • Implement national strategic sourcing policies and processes and ensure compliance of same by all relevant stakeholders

  • Analyze industry trends and evolving technology to proactively identify supply base issues to minimize risk, protect continuity of supply, and utilize emerging opportunities

  • Initiate Risk management measures,

  • Develop and implement sourcing and supplier selection strategy zonally and centrally.

  • Implement forecasting and benchmarking measures.

  • Source suppliers of materials, equipment or supplies, and determine product availability and terms of sales;

  • Compile and develop complete purchasing records/data and pricing; (supply data)

  • Maintain and develop Supplier and internal customer

  • relationships;

  • Formulate and submit MIS reports pertaining to procurement.

  • Maintain a high level of Stewardship in managing WV Lanka resources

  • Lead departments to develop procurement forecasts and place orders in a timely fashion based upon vendor lead-time

  • Responsible for negotiations for best possible cost service guarantee and develop “win-win” strategies that achieve sustainable relationships with suppliers

  • Review, analyse and recommend the best bid/offer among potential suppliers.

  • Evaluate supplier core competencies and competitive positioning using industry cost models

  • Identify best possible suppliers by maintaining strong interpersonal linkages

  • Monitor and improve system efficiency through item cataloguing and signing long term arrangements

  • Formulate and Prepare and develop Purchase Orders and documents in accordance with WV Policies and Procedures;

  • Monitor claims to suppliers and vendors for defectives, shortage, missing parts;

  • Manage suppliers to ensure on-time delivery;

  • Monitor and ensure timely payment to suppliers/vendors against the right quantity of goods received by WV.

  • Plan and develop purchasing specifications including pricing revisions, order cancellation and invoice discrepancies and convey same to requestor and logistics;

  • Implement the supplier pre-qualification process;

  • Develop and enter into long term contracts with the vendors;

  • Ensure compliance of WV SS policies by reviewing purchase order claims and contracts;

  • Resolving problems and issues arising from purchase of services, supplies and equipment;

  • Coordination of Supplier Contracts

  • Evaluate Supplier Performance against Contract Terms & Conditions.

  • Demonstrating an understanding of and commitment to World Vision’s Core Values in the approach to work and relationships;

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or any related field

  • Part professional qualification in Accounting, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management from a reputed professional body

  • Strong contract negotiation skills and experience working with legal throughout complex contracting processes.

  • At least three years’ experience in strategic sourcing and contract management

  • Familiar with modern purchasing methods, procedures, and specifications preparation; methods and techniques utilized in analyzing the quality of services, supplies, and equipment; sources of purchasing information; budgets and revenue control.

  • Three to Five years’ experience in finance back ground.

  • Organizational & management skills

  • Self-motivated and capable of working without direct supervision

  • Strong Analytical and problem solving skills

  • Effective communication skills

  • Very strong Negotiation and bargaining skills

  • Strong Ability to work collaboratively and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers on a global basis

  • Knowledge on Procurement guidelines for Grants and current and latest trends on same.

  • Understanding and practice of preparedness and planning concepts

  • Creative and innovative thinking

  • Sound knowledge and experience in using computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, Power Point and database

  • WV and Government policies and procedures

LICENSE, REGISTRATION OR CERTIFICATION

  • Experience in sourcing under ERP system

  • Experience of Government relationships with regard to Sourcing – Tax authorities, Custom, etc.

  • English, Sinhala and knowledge of Tamil will be an added advantage

World Vision Lanka offers a competitive remuneration package based on individual competence and skills. If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply for this or any of the available vacancies, select the position you wish to apply for & submit your on-line application with your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Closing Date: 30th September 2018

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

This offer of employment is made contingent upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children

Finance Assistant – Global Centre, Kuala Lumpur

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The finance officer role serves as an assistant to the Head of Finance in performing the major financial accounting and regulatory compliance of the Global Centre Kuala Lumpur (GCKL) office. You will ensure the international organization has financial tools, information and reports to achieve desired results, and apply and ensure compliance with corporate finance policies and procedures.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Financial Accounting:

  • To prepare daily JEs,CDs and DVs to ensure accuracy and consistency.

  • To ensure cash book updated and payment vouchers reviewed.

  • Act as local administrator for Cashwyze funding system. Forecasting and requesting funding three months in advance.

  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliation.

  • To verify dental, optical and medical claims have been updated and in line with Company policy.

  • To prepare monthly and year end closing reports in MS Excel.

  • To prepare and ensure monthly prepayments and accruals are in accordance with accounting policies.

  • To maintain fixed asset listing for GCKL office.

Chargebacks and SA Accruals:

  • To prepare and monitor the direct charge chargeback’s for WVIT activities as per TOR/SOW agreements.

  • Prepare PA creations for recurring or one offs to ensure amount is as per budget.

  • Prepare monthly chargeback reconciliation for WVIT cost centers.

  • Ensure chargeback is up to date as per budget.

Audit & Tax:

  • To assist senior in preparation audit and tax supporting documents before submission to relevant parties.

  • Preparation of audit and tax schedules.

  • To liaise and provide support where needed to external/internal auditors.

  • Assist in preparation of company taxation forms on a timely basis.

HR & Payroll:

  • Prepare monthly salary and statutory deductions computation.

  • Ensure payments to authority and employees on timely basis.

  • Monthly and yearly statutory forms to relevant authorities and employees. (ie. EA form & E form).

  • To coordinate the opening of bank account for new hire and preparation of the documents needed.

  • To facilitate and make payment for expat tax based on information provided by expat (when applicable).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance or equivalent to professional qualifications such as ACCA or higher qualification.

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in a finance or accounting department of a multinational company Knowledge with Malaysia Accounting Standard regulations and requirement and International Financial Reporting Standards.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance or equivalent to professional qualifications such as ACCA or higher qualification.

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in a finance or accounting department of a multinational company Knowledge with Malaysia Accounting Standard regulations and requirement and International Financial Reporting Standards.

  • Experience with US GAAP desired.

  • Ability to work independently and with a team with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness.

  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organization skills required.

WVV AP Development Facilitator - Nong Son, Quang Nam

World Vision is a Christian relief and development organisation working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As a child-focused organization, World Vision’s (WV) work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. WVV has a total income of around US$ 19,000,000 (FY17) with funding from 16 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Funding of WVV consists of sponsorship program funding (70%) and Private Non Sponsorship (PNS)/Grants (30%). World Vision International-Vietnam employs about 430 staff, of which 99% are Vietnamese nationals.

In 2018, World Vision Vietnam is implementing 37 Area Programmes (APs) which operate in 5 zones: North 1 (Hoa Binh, Dien Bien), North 2 (Yen Bai, Tuyen Quang), North 3 (Hung Yên, Thanh Hoa, Hai Phong), Central (Quang Tri, Quang Nam, Danang) and South (Quang Ngai, Binh Thuan, Ho Chi Minh, DakNong). WVV’s APs focus within one administrative district of a province which usually populated by ethnic minority people with very high rates of poverty. A uniqueness of WVV’s AP approach and structure is that team members are based at district level where the AP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis. Beside the APs, WVV is also implementing different Special and Grant Projects to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children in both AP and non-AP areas.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To serve as a catalyst, partnership broker, and builder of the capacity of local partners, facilitating the development process toward the improved and sustained well-being of children within their families and community, especially the most vulnerable children.

To manage the technical projects in assigned communes

ROLE DIMENSIONS:

1.Community Engagement and Sponsorship: (Time spent: 50%)

Planning:

Facilitate partnering/ networking with and connections among different local stakeholders (formal and informal community groups, businesses, NGOs and

local government agencies, etc.) to mobilize resources for the well-being of children

Raise awareness of local partners and community in assigned commune on WV’s Christian identity and values, child focused and community based

development approach

Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in AP planning and annual community review and planning

Facilitate AP planning activities at the assigned communes

Facilitate annual community review and planning at the assigned communes

Support communities and partners to develop and implement the community-based disaster preparedness plans

Monitoring:

Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in the assigned communes in shared monitoring

Facilitate shared monitoring activities and reports

Facilitate refection meetings with participation of communities

Facilitate annual program effectiveness/ PAF self-review and community based groups self-review

Child participation and protection:

Strengthen child clubs and children led community initiatives

Promote the use of child friendly tools such as photo voice, body map, river of life to increase child participation and voice in the

community

Strengthen child protection committees in the assigned communes

MVC inclusion:

Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in MVC mapping

Facilitate the process of MVC mapping and updates

Utilize MVC mapping results for program planning and support – to make sure MVC are included and best benefiting from technical

project interventions/ models

Document best practices, lesion learnt and MSC (Most Significant Change) stories of MVC and their families

Micro projects:

Strengthen community based groups the assigned communes and build capacity for them in micro projects planning

Identify and engage communities and partners in micro projects

Facilitate the community based groups in development and implementation of micro projects

Facilitate community based groups in monitoring and reporting of micro projects.

Sponsorship integration:

Include RC in project activities and monitor participation and benefits of RC and their families

Coordinate the child registration and well-being monitoring of children, including RC in assigned communes as per sponsorship standards

through the SR volunteer network

2. Program Management in assigned communes: (Time spent: 50%)

Implementation of Technical Models

  • Work closely with TPOs to introduce and build capacity for local partners on technical project models, guidelines, tools

  • Facilitate the implementation of technical models in alignment with the standard guidelines (cost norms..) and tools

  • Work closely with TPO and technical local partners to facilitate the supportive supervision process in assigned communes to ensure technical quality of the project models

  • Mainstream CCT (CPPa, gender, environment, disability) in all project activities whenever appropriate

  • Document best practices and advocate for the replication of technical project models to larger scale

  • Monitor and report (ITT and narrative) on the progress of Technical Projects (monthly, semi-annually, annually)

  • Facilitate communities and partners to participate in the baseline survey and evaluation in assigned communes

Financial Management

  • Manage resources with integrity and stewardship, in compliance with WVV’s financial policies and procedures.

  • Coordinate procurement and strategic sourcing in assigned commune

KNOWLEDGE – SKILL – ABILITIES

1. Education

Bachelor degree, preferably in education, public health, community development, social work.

2. Knowledge & Skills

  • Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes.

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of key aspects of development work; including child protection, nutrition /health, livelihoods, resilience, advocacy, cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender, environment, disability, child participation).

  • Skills in facilitation of development processes, including organisation, mobilisation and influence of partners (especially at commune level) and partnering among different development partners.

  • Demonstrated capacity in project management, with conceptual understanding and required competency in DME functions (e.g. Facilitate monitoring processes with partners and community, analyze and interpret monitoring data).

  • Strong interpersonal skills and well-developed written and oral communications skills in Vietnamese.

  • Good English skill.

  • Solid computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email.

  • Ability to think critically and reflect.

  • Ability to lead own learning and development

3. Experience

  • At least 2 years work experience in community development.

  • Experience in program implementation, community mobilization and participatory approach would be an advantage.

  • Experience in capacity building for local stakeholders/partners.

  • Experience of working with children and ethnic minorities

4. Work Environment

  • Based at district level

  • Working in team environment and under minimum supervision

World Vision Vietnam is a Christian non-government organization. Applicants having working experience in a similar kind of organization will be an advantage.

Our contact details are:

People and Culture Department – Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Hang

World Vision International - Vietnam

Address: No. 988 Ngo Quyen street, Son Tra District, Danang.

Tel: 0236. 3828 459 (Ext:21)

We give equal opportunity to every candidate, regardless of religion, race and gender.

A competitive salary, benefits and career development opportunity will be offered and commensurate with the experience, qualifications and responsibilities.

Accountant - AHAN Project (Saravan Province)

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

World Vision (WV) has been awarded a multi-million EUR grant from the European Union (EU) to lead a consortium of partners to implement their Accelerating Health Agriculture and Nutrition (AHAN) project under pillar three of the EU’s Partnership for Improved Nutrition in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). Consortium partners include World Vision Australia (lead) with 4 implementing partners: World Vision Laos, Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontière (AVSF), Green Community Development Association (GCDA) and the Burnet Institute.

The AHAN project has the overall objective of creating supportive conditions for enhanced household (HH) nutrition through the following specific objectives:

1) Improved access to and availability of sufficient and/or diverse foods year round; 2) Improved dietary and care practices among Women of Reproductive Age and children under 5; 3) Reduced incidence of selected Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (coordination) related diseases/illnesses linked to under nutrition; 4) Improved gender equitable relations at the HH level, particularly in decision-making and distribution of workload; and 5) Strengthened multi-sector coordination and support for nutrition. The project will be implemented across three provinces and 12 districts of Lao PDR.

Savannakhet: Phine, Sepone, Thapanthong, Phalanxay , Atsaphone and Xonobuly

Saravane: Saravane, Ta Oi, Toomlarn and Lao Ngarm

Attapeu: Xaysetha and Samakkhixay

The Accountant will Responsible to carryout finance transactions of AHAN project for Savannakhet Province including Accounts Payable to ensure it is done in compliance with WV Partnership standard, Donor requirements and local statutory requirement. Following are the key requirements of the position

  • Ensure good financial services within project including make payment to suppliers and partners (if applicable) on time.

  • Ensure all projects expenses, are compliance with World Visions policies and EU grant guidelines

  • Ensure correct coding for all project budget & expenditures

  • Ensure compliance with LDR, timesheets & Block Party Screening (BPS) requirements

  • Review project expenses and post in Sun system

  • Assist AHAN Project Manager & Finance & Admin Team Lead in auditing process and requirement.

  • Ensures high quality and timely processing, recording and reporting of financial transactions to support implementation of programs and assist in decision making

  • Assist in preparation of Donor reports and submit periodically as per the requirement.

  • Assists staffs and teams in understanding and implementing policies and procedures in all financial transactions.

  • Prepare all financial documents to be sent to Head Office on a quarterly basis

This position will work with all stakeholders in the province to provide service in Account Payable transaction. This position will report to EU/ANCP AHAN project, Finance and Admin Team Lead

  1. Financial Transaction (Grant)

  • Processes all financial transactions of project and records them in Sun6 within reasonable time.

  • Reviews financial transactions to ensure that these are valid and authentic, and that support documentations are adequate and complete

  • Records reviewed transactions in Sun System and prepares vouchers

  • Alerts project team for any significant variance

  • Files all vouchers and supporting documents and make them readily available for reference and audits

  • Prepare payment voucher for suppliers and partners

  • Prepare cash request for project to ensure that project has sufficient fund to use within the month and meet target low of national finance department

  • Review the record of fixed and non-fixed assets for EU Grant to ensure that all asset record into the consolidate asset list and work closely with Admin about asset control.

  • Prepare annual insurance for project assets

  • Review asset listing to ensure that all assets purchase are correctly registered with complete required information by EU/WVI

  • Ensure delivery of related finance documents to National office in quarter basis.

  1. LDR/Time Sheet

    Prepare monthly Labour Distribution Report (LDR) and file time sheet allocations for all project staff

  2. Grant Monitoring, Reporting and compliance

Produce monthly FFR in compliance with WVIs and EU Grant financial reporting standards and deadlines and provide management with monthly analyses of the financial situation of the EU Grant

  • Aging report

  • Core/Log-frame report

  • T6 report

  • Donor report

  • Other reports as required by Donor/WVI

  • Coordinate with Finance & Admin Team Lead to ensure EU AHAN grant compliance within project by reviewing project expenditures reports activity wise

  • Monitor over spending on each activity line and flag to management

  • Ensure no significant under spending on each activity line.

  • Monitor and process for timely and accurate funding request for province

  • Review financial report and expenses of project and post in Sun system (if applicable)

  • Assist Project Manager & Finance and Admin Team Lead in monitoring operational budget such salary, benefit, travel and other office costs very well within the approval donor budget.

  • Work with Finance & Admin Team Lead to conduct financial review of partners and World Vision International Laos project spend

  • Ensure strict compliance with EU donor compliance and govt requirement.

  1. Support to staff

  • Provide support to project team in financial issue at the provinces/districts they based at.

  • Support Project Manager and project team to prepare and process the finance related documents and issues

  • Work with Finance & Admin Team Lead to provide financial capacity building to all project staff and partners

  1. Internal & External Audits

    • Works with Project Manager and Finance & Admin Team Lead in accomplishing pre-audit requirements

    • Submits required financial documents and response to audit analytical review questions in good time

    • Responds to auditors queries & issues during audit field work

    • Works with Finance & Admin Team Lead in monitoring status of implementation of audit recommendations and submits updates to Project Director and Grant Finance Manager in National Office.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance

  • A minimum of 3 years work experience in Finance

  • Experience in INGO grant project budgeting and financial management

  • Experience in operating Sun Systems and Q&A

  • Strong working knowledge and experience with Excel

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting of Finance

  • Advance skills with Spreadsheet Analysis, and Sun System Accounting Package, Q&A Reporting

  • Strong knowledge on GAAP and World Vision Financial Manual (FM)

  • Strong budgetary and financial management and analytical skills

  • Clear understanding of written and spoken English.

  • Computer literate in Accounting Software, Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes or similar database, email and Internet programs

  • Ability to work in a stressful situation and in a cross-cultural condition.

  • Familiarity with general accounting principles.

  • Adequate knowledge on World Vision Financial Manual (FM)

Work Environment

This position is based in Provincial Office to provide support to project team

This position requires travel to project sites, district offices and field

Project Coordinator I

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Project Coordinator primarily provides administrative and project support in the coordination, monitoring, reporting, and documentation of projects and initiatives supported by the Project Coordination and Services Unit (PCSU) enabling the effective and efficient coordination of projects defined in the PCSU work plan; working with key people from the Sponsorship team, Regional Offices, and National offices in order to achieve project objectives.

It will provide centralized coordination to achieve the objectives of multiple projects and initiatives of the team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Contributes to ensuring that the project, product or service is delivered within scope, time and budget.

  • Contributes to the overall success of the portfolio and program objectives of the team.

  • Monitor, track, and report the status and deliverables of simultaneous initiatives and projects against plans and schedules.

  • Coordinate with other staff and teams to obtain information or to accomplish tasks needed to meet project requirements.

  • Coordinate and execute project-related face-to-face or online meetings or forums.

  • Follow-up and track responses and submissions of required project documents.

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

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

  • Maintain and update project plans and monitoring tools.

  • Maintain project web pages/sites through timely content uploading of online resources, reports and other relevant information.

  • Helps to define project resource requirements and helps to acquire project resources if needed.

  • Provide administrative support to projects as needed.

  • Assist in writing project reports.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Management or related field.

  • Diploma or course in Project Management, Management or related field

  • Minimum 3 years experience in project management or coordination or related role in a multinational or INGO.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • A broad understanding of non profit operations. Commitment to World Vision´s objectives, ethos, core ministries, Mission Statement and Core Values is mandatory.

  • In-depth knowledge and skills in planning and project management. Use of generally accepted project management tools.

  • Strong analytical, organizational, problem solving and time management skills. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation and administrative abilities.

  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office computer programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

WVV MF Internal Auditor

WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:

In World Vision Vietnam, Micro finance is a specialized managed Program in close integration with Area Development Programs (ADPs)

WV Vietnam initiates Area Development Programs (ADP). ADP is a 10-15 year community development program that is an integrated approach to community development, emphasizing the process of community participation, ownership and sustainability, while addressing the macro and micro causes of poverty. WVV’s ADPs focus within one administrative district of a province which usually populated by ethnic minority people with very high rates of poverty.

Micro Finance program’s mission is to foster improvement in the quality of life among the clients in Vietnam by assisting the economically active poor and graduating the moderate and poorest of the poor into entrepreneurial skills. This will be accomplished through a sustainable Micro Finance program that provides access to loans, savings and insurance within ADPs All aspects of the services that MF program delivers are built to lead the development of appropriate models, capacities and systems for Micro enterprise development in Vietnam, resulting in sustainable economic development as part of WVI transformational development ministry throughout ADP communities.

MF Program is structured in two management levels: central office in Hanoi and branch office at provincial and/ or regional level. All direct transactions with clients including clients screening, loan processing and loan collection are carried out at communities’ level through a network of local staff.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To support World Vision Vietnam Micro finance Unit (MFU) in maintaining high standards of financial and operational stewardship at both the Project/branch level as well as at the National Office level.

To provide objective assurance that the organization’s control processes and risk management are adequate and functioning.

The main responsibilities include performing audits of:

  • MFU branches,

  • MFU head office

  • Grants

ROLE DIMENSION / DESCRIPTION

End Results Expected

Time Spent

Planning

Annual Audit Plan that outlines the activities to be undertaken during the year is prepared and submitted to VFI Asia Regional Audit Manager.

Audit Engagement Plan is developed and submitted to VFI Asia Regional Audit Manager for approval.

Appropriate and timely revisions are made to the Audit Manual, MFU Manuals in accordance with of Internal Auditor’s Standards changes in the VFI

10%

Audit performance and reporting

Audits of MFU head office, MFU branches, Grants as required/requested by VFI and/or MFU Management are carried out in a professional and timely manner.

Audit reports are published and submitted within the VFI standard set.

The responses of audit findings and the implementation of audit recommendation are monitored closely and effectively.

80%

Capacity Building

“Best Practices” in financial stewardship from audited projects are obtained, a database of this information and/or incorporate this in the WV Vietnam Audit Programs is maintained, and these initiatives are shared with other projects.

Training or workshops as required regarding major audit findings and issues discovered during the audit process are conducted.

10%

REQUIREMENT:

Education

- University degree in accounting, auditing, finance or business administration

  • Essential

Knowledge & Skills

- Proficiency in spoken and written English, good report writing skills

- Good command of MS Office software

- Knowledge of local business community

- Planning skills and time management skills

- Detail oriented

  • Essential

  • Essential

  • Essential

  • Essential

  • Essential

Experience

- At least 3 year experience in accounting, finance or in Audit, or 3-5 years of experience working in an MFI.

  • Essential

Work Environment

The position requires ability and willingness to travel within the country up to 70% of the time.

WVV Development Facilitator

WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:

WVV’s Area Programs (AP) focus within one administrative district of a province which usually populated by ethnic minority people with very high rates of poverty. APs are mainly funded by sponsorship funds, and are a phased approach to development, involving clear and consistent assessment, design, implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation and reflection phases. Each AP is tailored to the needs of a specific community in alignment with WVV’s strategic priorities. WVV works closely with district and commune local authorities and local partners to implement program activities. A uniqueness of WVV’s AP approach and structure is that team members are based at district level where the AP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis.

Under each AP, there will be 6-8 staff, including one AP manager, one Sponsorship Facilitator, one Finance Officer/Bookkeeper, one AP Coordinator and 2-4 Development Facilitators (DFs) who are in charge of the management of all projects (assessment & planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and transition), and community engagement for the assigned communes/wards in their AP. For each zone (6-8 APs), there are 4 Zonal technical staff, including three Technical Program Officers (Nutrition, Child Protection, Livelihoods) and one Zonal Program Effectiveness Officer. DFs will be coached by the AP manager programmatically and the Zonal staff technically. One of the strengths of this structure is to allow better integration of the program toward Child Well Being Outcomes.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

  • To serve as a catalyst, partnership broker, and builder of the capacity of local partners, facilitating the development process toward the improved and sustained well-being of children within their families and community, especially the most vulnerable children.

  • To manage the technical projects in assigned communes.

ROLE DESCRIPTIONS

Community Engagement and Sponsorship

Planning:

  • Facilitate partnering/ networking with and connections among different local stakeholders (formal and informal community groups, businesses, NGOs and local government agencies, etc.) to mobilize resources for the well-being of children.

  • Raise awareness of local partners and community in assigned commune on WV’s Christian identity and values, child focused and community based development approach

  • Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in AP planning and annual community review and planning

  • Facilitate AP planning activities at the assigned communes

  • Facilitate annual community review and planning at the assigned communes

  • Support communities and partners to develop and implement the community-based disaster preparedness plans

Monitoring:

  • Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in the assigned communes in shared monitoring

  • Facilitate shared monitoring activities and reports

  • Facilitate refection meetings with participation of communities

  • Facilitate annual program effectiveness/ PAF self-review and community based groups self-review

Child participation and protection:

  • Strengthen child clubs and children led community initiatives

  • Promote the use of child friendly tools such as photo voice, body map, river of life to increase child participation and voice in the community

  • Strengthen child protection committees in the assigned communes

MVC inclusion:

  • Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in MVC mapping

  • Facilitate the process of MVC mapping and updates

  • Utilize MVC mapping results for program planning and support – to make sure MVC are included and best benefiting from technical project interventions/ models

  • Document best practices, lesion learnt and MSC (Most Significant Change) stories of MVC and their families

Micro projects:

  • Strengthen community based groups in the assigned communes and build capacity for them in micro projects planning

  • Identify and engage communities and partners in micro projects

  • Facilitate the community based groups in development and implementation of micro projects

  • Facilitate community based groups in monitoring and reporting of micro projects.

Sponsorship integration:

  • Include RC in project activities and monitor participation and benefits of RC and their families

Coordinate the child registration and well-being monitoring of children, including RC in assigned communes, as per sponsorship standards through the SR volunteer network

Program Management in assigned communes

Implementation of Technical Models

  • Work closely with TPOs to introduce and build capacity for local partners on technical project models, guidelines, tools

  • Facilitate the implementation of technical models in alignment with the standard guidelines (cost norms) and tools

  • Work closely with TPO and technical local partners to facilitate the supportive supervision process in assigned communes to ensure technical quality of the project models

  • Mainstream CCT (CPPa, gender, disability, DRR, Faith and Development) in all project activities whenever appropriate

  • Document best practices and advocate for the replication of technical project models to larger scale

  • Monitor and report (ITT and narrative) on the progress of Technical Projects (monthly, semi-annually, annually)

  • Facilitate communities and partners to participate in the baseline survey and evaluation in assigned communes

Financial Management

  • Manage resources with integrity and stewardship, in compliance with WVV’s financial policies and procedures.

  • Coordinate procurement and strategic sourcing in assigned communes

REQUIREMENT:

  • Bachelor degree, preferably in education, public health, community development, social work.

  • Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes.

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of key aspects of development work; including child protection, nutrition /health, livelihoods, resilience, advocacy, cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender, environment, disability, child participation).

  • Demonstrated capacity in project management, with conceptual understanding and required competency in DME functions (e.g. Facilitate monitoring processes with partners and community, analyze and interpret monitoring data).

  • Skills in facilitation of development processes, including organisation, mobilisation and influence of partners (especially at commune level) and partnering among different development partners.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and well-developed written and oral communications skills in Vietnamese.

  • Ability to think critically and reflect.

  • Ability to lead own learning and development

  • Fair English skill.

  • Solid computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email.

  • At least 2 years of work experience in community development.

  • Experience in program implementation, community mobilization and participatory approach

  • Experience in working with local stakeholders/partners.

  • Experience of working with children and ethnic minorities.

WVV Development Facilitator

WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:

WVV’s Area Programs (AP) focus within one administrative district of a province which usually populated by ethnic minority people with very high rates of poverty. APs are mainly funded by sponsorship funds, and are a phased approach to development, involving clear and consistent assessment, design, implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation and reflection phases. Each AP is tailored to the needs of a specific community in alignment with WVV’s strategic priorities. WVV works closely with district and commune local authorities and local partners to implement program activities. A uniqueness of WVV’s AP approach and structure is that team members are based at district level where the AP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis.

Under each AP, there will be 6-8 staff, including one AP manager, one Sponsorship Facilitator, one Finance Officer/Bookkeeper, one AP Coordinator and 2-4 Development Facilitators (DFs) who are in charge of the management of all projects (assessment & planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and transition), and community engagement for the assigned communes/wards in their AP. For each zone (6-8 APs), there are 4 Zonal technical staff, including three Technical Program Officers (Nutrition, Child Protection, Livelihoods) and one Zonal Program Effectiveness Officer. DFs will be coached by the AP manager programmatically and the Zonal staff technically. One of the strengths of this structure is to allow better integration of the program toward Child Well Being Outcomes.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

  • To serve as a catalyst, partnership broker, and builder of the capacity of local partners, facilitating the development process toward the improved and sustained well-being of children within their families and community, especially the most vulnerable children.

  • To manage the technical projects in assigned communes.

ROLE DESCRIPTIONS

Community Engagement and Sponsorship

Planning:

  • Facilitate partnering/ networking with and connections among different local stakeholders (formal and informal community groups, businesses, NGOs and local government agencies, etc.) to mobilize resources for the well-being of children.

  • Raise awareness of local partners and community in assigned commune on WV’s Christian identity and values, child focused and community based development approach

  • Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in AP planning and annual community review and planning

  • Facilitate AP planning activities at the assigned communes

  • Facilitate annual community review and planning at the assigned communes

  • Support communities and partners to develop and implement the community-based disaster preparedness plans

Monitoring:

  • Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in the assigned communes in shared monitoring

  • Facilitate shared monitoring activities and reports

  • Facilitate refection meetings with participation of communities

  • Facilitate annual program effectiveness/ PAF self-review and community based groups self-review

Child participation and protection:

  • Strengthen child clubs and children led community initiatives

  • Promote the use of child friendly tools such as photo voice, body map, river of life to increase child participation and voice in the community

  • Strengthen child protection committees in the assigned communes

MVC inclusion:

  • Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in MVC mapping

  • Facilitate the process of MVC mapping and updates

  • Utilize MVC mapping results for program planning and support – to make sure MVC are included and best benefiting from technical project interventions/ models

  • Document best practices, lesion learnt and MSC (Most Significant Change) stories of MVC and their families

Micro projects:

  • Strengthen community based groups in the assigned communes and build capacity for them in micro projects planning

  • Identify and engage communities and partners in micro projects

  • Facilitate the community based groups in development and implementation of micro projects

  • Facilitate community based groups in monitoring and reporting of micro projects.

Sponsorship integration:

  • Include RC in project activities and monitor participation and benefits of RC and their families

Coordinate the child registration and well-being monitoring of children, including RC in assigned communes, as per sponsorship standards through the SR volunteer network

Program Management in assigned communes

Implementation of Technical Models

  • Work closely with TPOs to introduce and build capacity for local partners on technical project models, guidelines, tools

  • Facilitate the implementation of technical models in alignment with the standard guidelines (cost norms) and tools

  • Work closely with TPO and technical local partners to facilitate the supportive supervision process in assigned communes to ensure technical quality of the project models

  • Mainstream CCT (CPPa, gender, disability, DRR, Faith and Development) in all project activities whenever appropriate

  • Document best practices and advocate for the replication of technical project models to larger scale

  • Monitor and report (ITT and narrative) on the progress of Technical Projects (monthly, semi-annually, annually)

  • Facilitate communities and partners to participate in the baseline survey and evaluation in assigned communes

Financial Management

  • Manage resources with integrity and stewardship, in compliance with WVV’s financial policies and procedures.

  • Coordinate procurement and strategic sourcing in assigned communes

REQUIREMENT:

  • Bachelor degree, preferably in education, public health, community development, social work.

  • Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes.

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of key aspects of development work; including child protection, nutrition /health, livelihoods, resilience, advocacy, cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender, environment, disability, child participation).

  • Demonstrated capacity in project management, with conceptual understanding and required competency in DME functions (e.g. Facilitate monitoring processes with partners and community, analyze and interpret monitoring data).

  • Skills in facilitation of development processes, including organisation, mobilisation and influence of partners (especially at commune level) and partnering among different development partners.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and well-developed written and oral communications skills in Vietnamese.

  • Ability to think critically and reflect.

  • Ability to lead own learning and development

  • Fair English skill.

  • Solid computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email.

  • At least 2 years of work experience in community development.

  • Experience in program implementation, community mobilization and participatory approach

  • Experience in working with local stakeholders/partners.

  • Experience of working with children and ethnic minorities.

WVV Development Facilitator

WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:

WVV’s Area Programs (AP) focus within one administrative district of a province which usually populated by ethnic minority people with very high rates of poverty. APs are mainly funded by sponsorship funds, and are a phased approach to development, involving clear and consistent assessment, design, implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation and reflection phases. Each AP is tailored to the needs of a specific community in alignment with WVV’s strategic priorities. WVV works closely with district and commune local authorities and local partners to implement program activities. A uniqueness of WVV’s AP approach and structure is that team members are based at district level where the AP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis.

Under each AP, there will be 6-8 staff, including one AP manager, one Sponsorship Facilitator, one Finance Officer/Bookkeeper, one AP Coordinator and 2-4 Development Facilitators (DFs) who are in charge of the management of all projects (assessment & planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and transition), and community engagement for the assigned communes/wards in their AP. For each zone (6-8 APs), there are 4 Zonal technical staff, including three Technical Program Officers (Nutrition, Child Protection, Livelihoods) and one Zonal Program Effectiveness Officer. DFs will be coached by the AP manager programmatically and the Zonal staff technically. One of the strengths of this structure is to allow better integration of the program toward Child Well Being Outcomes.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

  • To serve as a catalyst, partnership broker, and builder of the capacity of local partners, facilitating the development process toward the improved and sustained well-being of children within their families and community, especially the most vulnerable children.

  • To manage the technical projects in assigned communes.

ROLE DESCRIPTIONS

Community Engagement and Sponsorship

Planning:

  • Facilitate partnering/ networking with and connections among different local stakeholders (formal and informal community groups, businesses, NGOs and local government agencies, etc.) to mobilize resources for the well-being of children.

  • Raise awareness of local partners and community in assigned commune on WV’s Christian identity and values, child focused and community based development approach

  • Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in AP planning and annual community review and planning

  • Facilitate AP planning activities at the assigned communes

  • Facilitate annual community review and planning at the assigned communes

  • Support communities and partners to develop and implement the community-based disaster preparedness plans

Monitoring:

  • Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in the assigned communes in shared monitoring

  • Facilitate shared monitoring activities and reports

  • Facilitate refection meetings with participation of communities

  • Facilitate annual program effectiveness/ PAF self-review and community based groups self-review

Child participation and protection:

  • Strengthen child clubs and children led community initiatives

  • Promote the use of child friendly tools such as photo voice, body map, river of life to increase child participation and voice in the community

  • Strengthen child protection committees in the assigned communes

MVC inclusion:

  • Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in MVC mapping

  • Facilitate the process of MVC mapping and updates

  • Utilize MVC mapping results for program planning and support – to make sure MVC are included and best benefiting from technical project interventions/ models

  • Document best practices, lesion learnt and MSC (Most Significant Change) stories of MVC and their families

Micro projects:

  • Strengthen community based groups in the assigned communes and build capacity for them in micro projects planning

  • Identify and engage communities and partners in micro projects

  • Facilitate the community based groups in development and implementation of micro projects

  • Facilitate community based groups in monitoring and reporting of micro projects.

Sponsorship integration:

  • Include RC in project activities and monitor participation and benefits of RC and their families

Coordinate the child registration and well-being monitoring of children, including RC in assigned communes, as per sponsorship standards through the SR volunteer network

Program Management in assigned communes

Implementation of Technical Models

  • Work closely with TPOs to introduce and build capacity for local partners on technical project models, guidelines, tools

  • Facilitate the implementation of technical models in alignment with the standard guidelines (cost norms) and tools

  • Work closely with TPO and technical local partners to facilitate the supportive supervision process in assigned communes to ensure technical quality of the project models

  • Mainstream CCT (CPPa, gender, disability, DRR, Faith and Development) in all project activities whenever appropriate

  • Document best practices and advocate for the replication of technical project models to larger scale

  • Monitor and report (ITT and narrative) on the progress of Technical Projects (monthly, semi-annually, annually)

  • Facilitate communities and partners to participate in the baseline survey and evaluation in assigned communes

Financial Management

  • Manage resources with integrity and stewardship, in compliance with WVV’s financial policies and procedures.

  • Coordinate procurement and strategic sourcing in assigned communes

REQUIREMENT:

  • Bachelor degree, preferably in education, public health, community development, social work.

  • Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes.

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of key aspects of development work; including child protection, nutrition /health, livelihoods, resilience, advocacy, cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender, environment, disability, child participation).

  • Demonstrated capacity in project management, with conceptual understanding and required competency in DME functions (e.g. Facilitate monitoring processes with partners and community, analyze and interpret monitoring data).

  • Skills in facilitation of development processes, including organisation, mobilisation and influence of partners (especially at commune level) and partnering among different development partners.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and well-developed written and oral communications skills in Vietnamese.

  • Ability to think critically and reflect.

  • Ability to lead own learning and development

  • Fair English skill.

  • Solid computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email.

  • At least 2 years of work experience in community development.

  • Experience in program implementation, community mobilization and participatory approach

  • Experience in working with local stakeholders/partners.

  • Experience of working with children and ethnic minorities.

WVV AP Development Facilitator - Nhu Thanh AP, Thanh Hoa

WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:

WVV’s Area Programs (AP) focus within one administrative district of a province which usually populated by ethnic minority people with very high rates of poverty. APs are mainly funded by sponsorship funds, and are a phased approach to development, involving clear and consistent assessment, design, implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation and reflection phases. Each AP is tailored to the needs of a specific community in alignment with WVV’s strategic priorities. WVV works closely with district and commune local authorities and local partners to implement program activities. A uniqueness of WVV’s AP approach and structure is that team members are based at district level where the AP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis.

Under each AP, there will be 6-8 staff, including one AP manager, one Sponsorship Facilitator, one Finance Officer/Bookkeeper, one AP Coordinator and 2-4 Development Facilitators (DFs) who are in charge of the management of all projects (assessment & planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and transition), and community engagement for the assigned communes/wards in their AP. For each zone (6-8 APs), there are 4 Zonal technical staff, including three Technical Program Officers (Nutrition, Child Protection, Livelihoods) and one Zonal Program Effectiveness Officer. DFs will be coached by the AP manager programmatically and the Zonal staff technically. One of the strengths of this structure is to allow better integration of the program toward Child Well Being Outcomes.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

  • To serve as a catalyst, partnership broker, and builder of the capacity of local partners, facilitating the development process toward the improved and sustained well-being of children within their families and community, especially the most vulnerable children.

  • To manage the technical projects in assigned communes.

ROLE DIMENSIONS

ROLE DESCRIPTIONS

TIME SPENT

Community Engagement and Sponsorship

Planning:

  • Facilitate partnering/ networking with and connections among different local stakeholders (formal and informal community groups, businesses, NGOs and local government agencies, etc.) to mobilize resources for the well-being of children.

  • Raise awareness of local partners and community in assigned commune on WV’s Christian identity and values, child focused and community based development approach

  • Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in AP planning and annual community review and planning

  • Facilitate AP planning activities at the assigned communes

  • Facilitate annual community review and planning at the assigned communes

  • Support communities and partners to develop and implement the community-based disaster preparedness plans

Monitoring:

  • Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in the assigned communes in shared monitoring

  • Facilitate shared monitoring activities and reports

  • Facilitate refection meetings with participation of communities

  • Facilitate annual program effectiveness/ PAF self-review and community based groups self-review

Child participation and protection:

  • Strengthen child clubs and children led community initiatives

  • Promote the use of child friendly tools such as photo voice, body map, river of life to increase child participation and voice in the community

  • Strengthen child protection committees in the assigned communes

MVC inclusion:

  • Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in MVC mapping

  • Facilitate the process of MVC mapping and updates

  • Utilize MVC mapping results for program planning and support – to make sure MVC are included and best benefiting from technical project interventions/ models

  • Document best practices, lesion learnt and MSC (Most Significant Change) stories of MVC and their families

Micro projects:

  • Strengthen community based groups in the assigned communes and build capacity for them in micro projects planning

  • Identify and engage communities and partners in micro projects

  • Facilitate the community based groups in development and implementation of micro projects

  • Facilitate community based groups in monitoring and reporting of micro projects.

Sponsorship integration:

  • Include RC in project activities and monitor participation and benefits of RC and their families

  • Coordinate the child registration and well-being monitoring of children, including RC in assigned communes, as per sponsorship standards through the SR volunteer network

50%

Program Management in assigned communes

Implementation of Technical Models

  • Work closely with TPOs to introduce and build capacity for local partners on technical project models, guidelines, tools

  • Facilitate the implementation of technical models in alignment with the standard guidelines (cost norms) and tools

  • Work closely with TPO and technical local partners to facilitate the supportive supervision process in assigned communes to ensure technical quality of the project models

  • Mainstream CCT (CPPa, gender, disability, DRR, Faith and Development) in all project activities whenever appropriate

  • Document best practices and advocate for the replication of technical project models to larger scale

  • Monitor and report (ITT and narrative) on the progress of Technical Projects (monthly, semi-annually, annually)

  • Facilitate communities and partners to participate in the baseline survey and evaluation in assigned communes

Financial Management

  • Manage resources with integrity and stewardship, in compliance with WVV’s financial policies and procedures.

  • Coordinate procurement and strategic sourcing in assigned communes

50%

REQUIREMENTS:

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

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

Education

  • Bachelor degree, preferably in education, public health, community development, social work.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes.

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of key aspects of development work; including child protection, nutrition /health, livelihoods, resilience, advocacy, cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender, environment, disability, child participation).

  • Demonstrated capacity in project management, with conceptual understanding and required competency in DME functions (e.g. Facilitate monitoring processes with partners and community, analyze and interpret monitoring data).

  • Skills in facilitation of development processes, including organisation, mobilisation and influence of partners (especially at commune level) and partnering among different development partners.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and well-developed written and oral communications skills in Vietnamese.

  • Ability to think critically and reflect.

  • Ability to lead own learning and development

  • Fair English skill.

  • Solid computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email.

Experience

  • At least 2 years of work experience in community development.

  • Experience in program implementation, community mobilization and participatory approach

  • Experience in working with local stakeholders/partners.

  • Experience of working with children and ethnic minorities.

Work Environment

  • Based at district level

  • Working in team environment and under minimum supervision

WVV Development Facilitator

WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:

WVV’s Area Programs (AP) focus within one administrative district of a province which usually populated by ethnic minority people with very high rates of poverty. APs are mainly funded by sponsorship funds, and are a phased approach to development, involving clear and consistent assessment, design, implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation and reflection phases. Each AP is tailored to the needs of a specific community in alignment with WVV’s strategic priorities. WVV works closely with district and commune local authorities and local partners to implement program activities. A uniqueness of WVV’s AP approach and structure is that team members are based at district level where the AP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis.

Under each AP, there will be 6-8 staff, including one AP manager, one Sponsorship Facilitator, one Finance Officer/Bookkeeper, one AP Coordinator and 2-4 Development Facilitators (DFs) who are in charge of the management of all projects (assessment & planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and transition), and community engagement for the assigned communes/wards in their AP. For each zone (6-8 APs), there are 4 Zonal technical staff, including three Technical Program Officers (Nutrition, Child Protection, Livelihoods) and one Zonal Program Effectiveness Officer. DFs will be coached by the AP manager programmatically and the Zonal staff technically. One of the strengths of this structure is to allow better integration of the program toward Child Well Being Outcomes.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

  • To serve as a catalyst, partnership broker, and builder of the capacity of local partners, facilitating the development process toward the improved and sustained well-being of children within their families and community, especially the most vulnerable children.

  • To manage the technical projects in assigned communes.

ROLE DESCRIPTIONS

Community Engagement and Sponsorship

Planning:

  • Facilitate partnering/ networking with and connections among different local stakeholders (formal and informal community groups, businesses, NGOs and local government agencies, etc.) to mobilize resources for the well-being of children.

  • Raise awareness of local partners and community in assigned commune on WV’s Christian identity and values, child focused and community based development approach

  • Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in AP planning and annual community review and planning

  • Facilitate AP planning activities at the assigned communes

  • Facilitate annual community review and planning at the assigned communes

  • Support communities and partners to develop and implement the community-based disaster preparedness plans

Monitoring:

  • Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in the assigned communes in shared monitoring

  • Facilitate shared monitoring activities and reports

  • Facilitate refection meetings with participation of communities

  • Facilitate annual program effectiveness/ PAF self-review and community based groups self-review

Child participation and protection:

  • Strengthen child clubs and children led community initiatives

  • Promote the use of child friendly tools such as photo voice, body map, river of life to increase child participation and voice in the community

  • Strengthen child protection committees in the assigned communes

MVC inclusion:

  • Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in MVC mapping

  • Facilitate the process of MVC mapping and updates

  • Utilize MVC mapping results for program planning and support – to make sure MVC are included and best benefiting from technical project interventions/ models

  • Document best practices, lesion learnt and MSC (Most Significant Change) stories of MVC and their families

Micro projects:

  • Strengthen community based groups in the assigned communes and build capacity for them in micro projects planning

  • Identify and engage communities and partners in micro projects

  • Facilitate the community based groups in development and implementation of micro projects

  • Facilitate community based groups in monitoring and reporting of micro projects.

Sponsorship integration:

  • Include RC in project activities and monitor participation and benefits of RC and their families

Coordinate the child registration and well-being monitoring of children, including RC in assigned communes, as per sponsorship standards through the SR volunteer network

Program Management in assigned communes

Implementation of Technical Models

  • Work closely with TPOs to introduce and build capacity for local partners on technical project models, guidelines, tools

  • Facilitate the implementation of technical models in alignment with the standard guidelines (cost norms) and tools

  • Work closely with TPO and technical local partners to facilitate the supportive supervision process in assigned communes to ensure technical quality of the project models

  • Mainstream CCT (CPPa, gender, disability, DRR, Faith and Development) in all project activities whenever appropriate

  • Document best practices and advocate for the replication of technical project models to larger scale

  • Monitor and report (ITT and narrative) on the progress of Technical Projects (monthly, semi-annually, annually)

  • Facilitate communities and partners to participate in the baseline survey and evaluation in assigned communes

Financial Management

  • Manage resources with integrity and stewardship, in compliance with WVV’s financial policies and procedures.

  • Coordinate procurement and strategic sourcing in assigned communes

REQUIREMENT:

  • Bachelor degree, preferably in education, public health, community development, social work.

  • Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes.

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of key aspects of development work; including child protection, nutrition /health, livelihoods, resilience, advocacy, cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender, environment, disability, child participation).

  • Demonstrated capacity in project management, with conceptual understanding and required competency in DME functions (e.g. Facilitate monitoring processes with partners and community, analyze and interpret monitoring data).

  • Skills in facilitation of development processes, including organisation, mobilisation and influence of partners (especially at commune level) and partnering among different development partners.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and well-developed written and oral communications skills in Vietnamese.

  • Ability to think critically and reflect.

  • Ability to lead own learning and development

  • Fair English skill.

  • Solid computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email.

  • At least 2 years of work experience in community development.

  • Experience in program implementation, community mobilization and participatory approach

  • Experience in working with local stakeholders/partners.

  • Experience of working with children and ethnic minorities.

MEAL Officer - Grants (Grants Acquisition & Management)

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 working in relief and development projects in 20 districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and are committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for forty years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.

We are looking for dynamic individuals to join us on our journey of caring

MEAL Officer Grants (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning)

Location – Colombo with travel

Job Profile

Working under the direct supervision of the MEAL Manager & in collaboration with the grant project implementation teams the MEAL Officer, will ensure the development and implementation of an effective and coordinated MEAL framework & system for World Vision Lanka(WVL) Grants & Private Non Sponsorship (PNS) projects within his/her portfolio in line with organizational standards, policies & procedures & donor specific requirements. He/She will develop & execute grant/donor specific MEAL design, methodologies & play an advisory role in advocating best practices and provide strategic guidance to project teams in the implementation of multi-sectoral programs across the country.

As a key contributor to the Grant Acquisition & Management (GAM) team the position will play a vital role in enabling rigorous accountability for performance for WVL projects & the development of an evidence base to strengthen program practices, project proposals in line with WVL programmatic priorities for the well-being of children in the communities we serve.

Major Responsibilities

Design & implement project/donor specific MEAL Systems for Grants & Share lessons learnt with project Teams- 60% of time

  • Lead the design of MEAL systems and processes at project level (for all grants across the country), conducting independent research to create relevant SMART systems aligned to best practices for grants and multi-sectorial technical areas where necessary.

  • Responsible for leading planning and implementation of all MEAL activities at for 40%-60% of the WVL grant portfolio (% may vary based on units caseload)

  • Responsible for ensuring implementation of MEAL frameworks by project teams at each individual project level (Provide follow-up, set timelines, hold teams accountable, back stopping support field level data collection).

  • Conduct frequent field visits to assess the effectiveness of project and monitor progress in close collaboration with grant project implementation team.

  • MEAL systems and adoption of WVL MEAL strategy at the grant level, providing tailored advice to improve quality, compliance and to strengthen systems.

  • In an effort to support WVLs transition to Horizon systems, conduct quality checks to validate H3 system data on a regular basis and provide instructions/guidance to relevant teams to meet gaps in knowledge base maintenance.

  • Contribute to GAM efforts to support a culture of review, reflection, learning and compliance across all grants

  • Lead in analyzing MEAL findings and contribute findings to preparation of reports, publications and other documents.

  • Provide clear and goal-oriented guidance to project teams to ensure implementation of MEAL processes

  • Any other duties as assigned by the MEAL Manager according to the evolving requirement of the GAM team.

Develop quality proposals for successful bids working with relevant stakeholders effectively - 35% of time

  • Promotion of a positive team culture rooted in knowledge sharing and evidenced practices that generate successful bids for WVL program priorities

  • Ensure project teams are capacitated on donor/grant relevant MEAL process, systems and standard (grant projects) by developing and delivering donor/grant relevant capacity building trainings to all project teams

  • Lead design workshops, develop TOC and logical frameworks for new proposals and projects designs. Liase with responsible staff within the GAM department, Operations and Finance to integrate TOC/Logical frameworks with project budgets and narratives.

  • Provide project-level leadership in developing evidence based strategies for grants across the country

  • Escalate challenges and identified bottlenecks in grant portfolio to department heads to ensure timely and compliant project implementation

  • Plan and host donor visits in relation project monitoring and evaluation as required

Ensure quality programming in compliance with WV policies, procedures & legislative/statutory requirements while work towards professional & personal capacity enhancement relevant to the position- 5% of the time

  • Increasing demonstration and understanding of and commitment to World Visions Core Values in the approach to work and relationships.

  • Comply with WVL policies, procedures, practices and quality systems & processes

  • Ensure compliance with role specific policies/procedures and all relevant documentation are kept current and available for access in a timely manner, especially donor audits and program reports

  • Update knowledge & capacity on new partnership initiatives, country development trends etc.

  • Participate for the trainings related to MEAL and other necessary training/workshops as required.

  • Attend and participate in scheduled events of spiritual nurture & maintain good work & family balance

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • Bachelors degree Social Sciences/Development Management/International Development/Statistics or relevant field from a recognized university.

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in MEAL, research, statistical analysis with at least 3 years in community development with hands on experience in handling baseline, impact evaluation & related research exposure preferred

  • An analytical mindset with experience in evidence based impact analysis that will support the development of an effective & efficient MEAL system

  • High level computer skills including data entry and using various MS applications such as MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel, including the use of formulae and data analysis functions & macro, and the preparation of pivot tables, charts, and tables.

  • Able to handle digital base data collection tool development and data collection Ex-ODK, Tangarine

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, reporting in English and at least one of Sinhala/Tamil.

  • Understand poverty issues, development theories and holistic development preferred

  • Excellent Computer skills in MS office, SPSS, Epi info and other statistical packages

  • A team player with demonstrated collaboration skills &the ability to mobilize and work as part of a diverse team to achieve desired goal

  • Good training and facilitation skills with proven leadership skills

  • A team player with cross-cultural sensitivity, & commitment to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement

  • Ability & willingness to travel up to 50% of the time

World Vision Lanka offers a competitive remuneration package based on individual competence and skills. If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply for this or any of the available vacancies, select the position you wish to apply for & submit your on-line application with your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Closing Date: 30th September, 2018

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

This offer of employment is made contingent upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record