World Vision International

Job Opportunities in Asia Pacific

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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Design Monitoring & Evaluation (DME) Assistant - Walapane

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 worlds most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and currently works through 35 development and relief programmes in 20 Districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and 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 currently looking for dynamic & creative individuals to join us in our journey of caring.

Design, Monitoring & Evaluation (DME) Assistant

Location – Walapane (Kandy AP)

Job Profile

The DME Assistant will support the Area Programme(AP) Manager in effective design, monitoring and evaluation of the projects in order to measure impact and share learning. The position will also conduct/ facilitate a situation analysis, develop and maintain monitoring systems for the project/ programmes, carry out monitoring visits and prepare field reports. He/She will support the AP MEAL Coordinator in developing databases, gather monitoring evidence and examine requirements in meeting established quality standards.

Responsibilities

  • Capturing, processing and analyzing quantitative data according to the requirements

  • Support the implementation of Technical Programmes in programme impact areas by providing necessary monitoring information to field level staff

  • Field level inspection and monitoring of the programme activities to produce field visit reports

  • Capture Most Significant Stories (MSCs) and success stories suitable for publication

  • Support to develop innovative data gathering tools to support programme implementation

Required Qualifications, Experience & Competencies

  • Diploma in Social Sciences/ Development Management/ International Development or any other relevant field. A Bachelors Degree one of the above fields will be an added advantage

  • Preferred minimum of 1 year of working experience in community development

  • Proficiency with statistical analysis using SPSS, SAS, Minitab or equivalent and database management

  • Knowledge & experience on development of qualitative data collection methods and analysis skills

  • Data handling skills (classification, categorizing, tabulation etc.) and demonstrates diligence in data analysis and management

  • Understand poverty issues, development theories and holistic development

  • Knowledge & experience on social research and process

  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills, including training development and delivery

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.

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

Resource Development & Communications Manager – Solomon Island

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Resource Development & Communications Manager provides leadership in growing and managing World Vision Solomon Islands (WVSIs) resource acquisition pipeline as well as in designing WVSI’s Grant Acquisition and Management (GAM) systems and ensuring they are implemented effectively to meet donor requirements. The role requires strategic programmatic thinking and innovation – it leads on the development of the resource acquisition strategy and works closely with the Operations Manager (OM) to develop new business offerings and products to appeal to various markets and deliver on WVSIs Country Strategy.

The position is responsible for managing the Resource Development & Communications unit and leading cross-functional teams in the developing of winning grant project designs and proposals. The Resource Development & Communications Manager provides the final review and edit to all proposals ensuring they meet quality standards. The position leads on relationships management with Support Offices (SOs) related to new resource acquisition and is also responsible for overseeing the liaison and reporting to donors and SOs during grant/PNS project implementation. The position oversees effective handover processes for awarded projects to Operations division for implementation. The position often leads on brokering partnership agreements with peer organisations for grant consortiums, and coordinates with National Director (ND), Operations Manager (OM) and technical managers to help ensure relationships, reputation and strategic positioning are built with donors in SI.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Grow the WVSI resource acquisition pipeline and build a steady stream of grant, PNS funded projects.

  • Contribute to strategic programmatic thinking and innovation, working together with the OM to develop a pipeline of new business offerings and products that appeal to various markets and deliver on WVSIs Country Strategy.

  • Coordinate with ND, OM and Sector Specialists Managers to build WVSI strategic relationships and positioning for funding opportunities with key institutional donors and WVI support offices.

  • Ensure effective systems are in place for successful grant and PNS project management meeting donor specific requirements and expectations.

  • Establish and ensure implementation of an effective Grant Acquisition and Management system within WVSI.

  • Build capacity of all relevant WVSI staff to acquire necessary grant acquisition, project design and management skills, to ensure donor requirements are met.

Strategy and System Development:

  • Develop and implement strategy to grow WVSI new resource pipeline.

  • Develop and ensure effective implementation of GAM systems, including business processes, risk management, go-no-go decision making, documentation, monitoring and tracking systems, etc.

  • Provide regular updates to senior management team on grant pipeline progress. Early identification and escalation of issues in grant performance to ensure risks are managed.

  • Contribute to WVSI country and sector strategy development. Ensure grant projects align and contribute to WVSI country strategy outcomes and targets.

  • Collaborate with Finance Manager and division to ensure financial management systems and capacity are in place for effective reporting on grant project expenditure to donors and support offices.

Grow the WVSI GAM Pipeline:

  • Manage the Resource Development & Communications unit to ensure quality proposals are developed and submitted to donors; review, edit and ensure the ultimate quality of all proposals submitted.

  • Work together with OM to develop a pipeline of new business offerings and products that appeal to various markets and deliver on WVSIs Country Strategy.

  • Monitor, identify, review and pursue steady stream of grant funding opportunities.

  • Review grant funding opportunities and facilitate go-no-go decision making processes with senior management team.

  • Facilitate cross-functional project teams to develop strong grant project designs.

  • Ensure WVI minimum project design standards and documentation standards are met.

  • Ensure WVI project design requirements are met for all proposed projects and quality design processes are followed using international best practice and programmatic processes (problem identification, logframe development, M&E planning etc).

  • Coordinate with Finance division to ensure accurate budgets are developed for each grant project meeting WVI LEAP budgeting standards.

  • Ensure proper management of GAM documents.

  • Liaise with Operations to ensure quality reporting is delivered on time to donor and support offices on grant projects.

Stakeholder Relationship Management:

  • Coordinate with ND, OM and Program Quality Team to ensure the organization builds networks, relationships, reputation and positioning with grant donors and potential consortium partners in Solomon Islands.

  • Lead on brokering consortium partnerships with peer organisations to build the most compelling grant proposals.

  • Oversee liaison with SOs related to new resource acquisition and management; maintain regular dialogue and conduct regular meetings with WVI support offices and donors to build relationships, trust and strategically position WVIN as a priority partner for funding opportunities.

  • Develop strategies and plans for effective stakeholder relationship management.

  • Work collaboratively with WV Support Offices to develop strong grant proposals and meet deadlines.

Communication Management and Leadership:

  • Develop, direct and deliver an integrated and contextually appropriate strategic communications plan in line with WVSI’s priority program goals.

  • Ensure team delivers on content requirements in the WVSI content calendar.

  • Provide line-management and support/mentoring to staff within the communications team to ensure timely delivery of key outputs (eg: stories, photos, videos and other communication materials).

  • Maintain close collaboration with South Asia Pacific (SAPO)/Pacific & communications leadership for effective overall coordination.

  • Produces a WVSI emergency communications plan based on the National Disaster Preparedness Plan.

Strategic Communications for Grants/Projects:

  • In collaboration with relevant colleagues and partners lead the process to identify and develop effective communications supportive of WVSI development objectives/deliverables.

Engaging with Media and Social Media:

  • Increase the visibility of WVSI as a child-focused organisation through existing and innovative channels.

  • Together with the Communications Team, liaise with the national and local press to support media coverage of WVSI programs.

  • Work with Support Office media colleagues (primarily in Australia and New Zealand) to highlight WVSI programs and priority issues in media outlets in those countries.

  • Ensure journalist, vlogger, blogger, Support Office resource gathering trips, WV leader and VIP field visits are managed effectively.

  • Reputational risk issues are identified and reported appropriately.

  • Act as a spokesperson for WVSI when appropriate and identify and train other appropriate spokespeople.

  • Produce the WVSI internal newsletter.

Emergency Communications:

  • Monitor possible emergencies (earthquakes, tsunamis, droughts, floods) and provide updates to the World Vision partnership as required.

  • In the event of an emergency (eg: earthquake or flood), the Resource Development & Communications Manager co-ordinates with World Vision partnership communications colleagues and oversees the production and dissemination of appropriate communications resources.

  • The Resource Development & Communications Manager acts as a spokesperson when required and/or briefs other spokesperson prior to interviews.

Staff Management:

  • Work with P&C to recruit and effectively manage GAM unit staff.

  • Conduct all required performance management processes, including managing staff professional development plans.

  • Assess WVSI staff capacity with regard to GAM.

  • Develop capacity building plan and deliver training and activities to build the necessary GAM skills of key staff across WVSI.

  • Conduct monthly staff meetings and one-to-one sessions to provide regular coaching and mentoring with all direct reports and other key GAM related staff.

Professional and Personal Development and Other:

  • Demonstration and understanding of and commitment to World Vision’s Core Values in the approach to work and relationships.

  • Performance review completed and personal development goal achieved.

  • Update information and knowledge gathered through participation of meeting, training, workshop and exchange visit.

  • Any other reasonable tasks requested by the line manager to support the quality of programming for WVSI.

  • Support a relief response for the relevant sector or as a member of the National Disaster Management Team.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor degree in a development-related field. Masters degree is preferred.

  • Clear thinking skills.

  • Excellent English writing skills for donor audience.

  • Knowledge of international best practice in project design and program design (e.g. problem analysis, pathways of change, development of results frameworks, targets and budgeting etc.)

  • Basic understanding program cycle including project planning, design, monitoring, evaluation.

  • Demonstrated high level networking, partnership and coordination ability.

  • Excellent analytical/problem-solving skills and detail orientation.

  • Knowledge of results logic, monitoring and evaluation processes.

  • Knowledge on the latest development thinking on health, education, livelihoods, disaster management and protection programming.

  • At last 3 years of experience in developing winning proposals for donors such as USAID, DFID, DFATD, DFAT, World Bank, ADB, Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation.

  • Experience managing staff or cross-functional teams to meet deadlines and deliver quality outputs under pressure.

  • Experience working in Asia or field context.

  • Experience in preparing and leading GAM skills training workshops or other capacity building.

  • Experience in developing and managing implementation of strategy and workplan.

  • Experience of managing and successfully growing institutional donor relationships.

  • Experience writing and delivering quality reporting for variety of institutional donors.

  • Experience of partnering with building consortium partnerships with INGOs, NGOs, private business, faith-based organisation or academic institutions for grant projects.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Work experience in South Asia and Pacific regions.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position is based in Honiara in the World Vision Solomon Island Office.

  • Ability to travel in-country and internationally is required.

Finance Specialist – WV Germany

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

This position is primarily responsible for supporting WV-Germany’s Accounting, International Finance Management and IPG teams in terms of financial management, financial reporting and analysis, as well as data entry.

Using various reporting and analytical tools as well as databases, this position will be responsible for financial analyses, financial reporting, and data processing (notably in relation to World Food Programme) required by WV Germany and its stakeholders.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Financial management of World Vision Germany’s World Food Programme projects, notably:

  • The checking and processing of gifts in kind and distribution cost reimbursements.

  • The planning and transfer of match funding.

  • The pro-active follow-up with the relevant persons in case of missing information or inconsistencies.

Handling of SA data base for financial tasks such as booking of SAs, follow up of unidentified SA charges etc. as well as optimisation of SA processes and training of new SA data base users.

Training World Vision Germany staff on relevant FRSC Power BI Reports as well as optimising reports to fit their needs.

Master data management in Navision based on information received from the IFM Team.

Provide regular monthly/quarterly/annual reports as well as ad-hoc analysis required by the finance and programme teams at World Vision Germany.

Management of transfer confirmations:

  • Collection and execution of monthly confirmations for the National Offices relating to the monthly transfers from World Vision Germany to the field.

Tracking and pro-active follow-up with National offices if confirmations are not received on time as well as escalation to team leader IFM.

Creating and distributing reports out of COUPA Germany for P2P and travel expense.

Entries into the World Vision International project management system (PBAS) in relation to the products “Gift Notification” (quarterly) and “Bounce Back” (annual). Follow-up to ensure that the commitments are approved by the team leaders. Planning of Bounce Back transfers in Navision.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor or University degree in Accounting.

  • Proficient user of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Power BI.

  • Very good written and verbal communication in English4.

  • 3 to 5 years of work experience, preferably in an international NGO or similar environment.

  • Ability to thrive in a multi-cultural, geographically dispersed work environment.

  • Excellent ability to prioritise and to allocate time and resources effectively.

  • Results-orientated work approach and ability to escalate effectively, if required.

  • Ability to work independently and willingness to take ownership/make decisions within area of responsibility.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Navision and COUPA (Provision).

  • Certified Public Accountant.

  • Financial Systems/Financial Reporting competency and experience with business intelligence software (e.g. Sunsystem and Navision report writer or any equivalent accounting softwares (e.g. SAP) and reporting tools.

  • Skilled in preparing complex financial management reports on a timely basis5.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 10% of the time (trips for training purposes and potentially during year-end).

AHAN Project Officer (Temporary)

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.

The Project Officer will work closely with the District Coordinator to facilitate and maintain strong government and community relationships in their assigned district. They will facilitate participation, ownership and empowerment of community processes, and represent World Vision as an organization that walks alongside children, families and communities in a journey of transformational development.

Key activities the Project Officer will be responsible for include

  • Facilitate Community Change Workshops/meetings for Gender and Nutrition, in partnership with LWU

  • Establish and support village level Nutrition Groups

  • Facilitate trainings and support LWU and VHV on community sexual and reproductive health and identification, management and referral of childhood illnesses and malnutrition.

  • Coordinate with Government Health staff to support quarterly Village Health Outreach services

  • Support CLTS and WASH campaigns at village level

  • Establish and support Village Savings Groups

  • Train HH on gender and nutrition-sensitive financial literacy and management

  • Identify and distribute women’s labour saving technologies

  • Support Agricultural Activities implemented by AVSF

  • Monitoring of activities and collection of data

  • Support other project activities and needs as required/requested

Major Responsibilities

A. Building relationships within communities

1. Build close relationships and actively learn within partner communities, through home visits, staying overnight with host families, community events, etc.

2. Build good relationships that communicate World Vision’s mission, values and identity to all appropriate stakeholders, including community groups, local authorities and other NGOs.

3. Manage proactive and responsive relationship with Project Partners, Government stakeholders, and other partners in the field.

B. Building capacities

1. Plan and implement all aspects of project activities in target district, ensuring that all Partners meet their obligations under the project, and meet WV and EU compliance standards

2. Develop clear work plans and ensure quality and timeliness of all program interventions. Develop yearly district work plan and budget, in keeping with the project proposal and activity plans

3. Facilitate formation and ongoing capacity building of communities for holistic sustainable development, ensuring ownership of outcomes by communities.

4. Train partner community groups on appropriate skills and self-assessment methods to build their capacity for management of local initiatives.

C. Learning within community

1. Facilitate community (including children and the marginalized) to participate in the gathering of, reflection upon and learning from local information.

2. Participate in and support the implementation of project measurement and program/project evaluation and facilitate community learning from results.

3. Promote communities to share and learn from their own experiences as part of confidence and capacity building.

4. Consistently look for more effective and efficient implementation methods and opportunities to increase impact.

D. Planning and implementation with community

1. Actively support the Operations Team Lead and District Coordinator in assessment and work plan design processes and collaborate with community nd partners in project planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting processes relevant to assigned area.

2. Ensure that gender analysis and child protection are mainstreamed within WV initiatives in their assigned communities.

3. Raise awareness and facilitate critical analysis of community issues and opportunities.

5. Mobilize local resources, community planning, participation and ownership for development initiatives.

E. Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Communication

1. Establish and maintain effective project reporting, monitoring, evaluation, and communication systems.

2. Submit timely, accurate data, ensuring quality data collection and analysis.

3. Prepare and submit all reporting requirements ensuring they are on time and meet minimum standards. Ensure any problems or challenges are effectively communicated so that delays can be overcome and the project goals achieved.

Degree, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • At least diploma qualification, bachelor preferred

  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in working with the rural community on Nutrition, Health, Gender or WASH activities

  • 3-5 years’ experience on community mobilization, with demonstrable skills resulting in community behavior change

  • Must understand and agree with WV’s vision, mission and Core Values

  • Fluent in local ethnic language and Lao (dependent on target District)

  • Must be willing to work and stay overnight at the target village areas

  • Must be willing to work within a team

  • Must be willing to learn new things

  • Must know how to drive and have a license to drive motorcycle

  • Expected to travel 80% of the time in the target village areas

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 27 January 2020 position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

AHAN Project Officer

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.

The Project Officer will work closely with the District Coordinator to facilitate and maintain strong government and community relationships in their assigned district. They will facilitate participation, ownership and empowerment of community processes, and represent World Vision as an organization that walks alongside children, families and communities in a journey of transformational development.

Key activities the Project Officer will be responsible for include

  • Facilitate Community Change Workshops/meetings for Gender and Nutrition, in partnership with LWU

  • Establish and support village level Nutrition Groups

  • Facilitate trainings and support LWU and VHV on community sexual and reproductive health and identification, management and referral of childhood illnesses and malnutrition.

  • Coordinate with Government Health staff to support quarterly Village Health Outreach services

  • Support CLTS and WASH campaigns at village level

  • Establish and support Village Savings Groups

  • Train HH on gender and nutrition-sensitive financial literacy and management

  • Identify and distribute women’s labour saving technologies

  • Support Agricultural Activities implemented by AVSF

  • Monitoring of activities and collection of data

  • Support other project activities and needs as required/requested

Major Responsibilities

A. Building relationships within communities

1. Build close relationships and actively learn within partner communities, through home visits, staying overnight with host families, community events, etc.

2. Build good relationships that communicate World Vision’s mission, values and identity to all appropriate stakeholders, including community groups, local authorities and other NGOs.

3. Manage proactive and responsive relationship with Project Partners, Government stakeholders, and other partners in the field.

B. Building capacities

1. Plan and implement all aspects of project activities in target district, ensuring that all Partners meet their obligations under the project, and meet WV and EU compliance standards

2. Develop clear work plans and ensure quality and timeliness of all program interventions. Develop yearly district work plan and budget, in keeping with the project proposal and activity plans

3. Facilitate formation and ongoing capacity building of communities for holistic sustainable development, ensuring ownership of outcomes by communities.

4. Train partner community groups on appropriate skills and self-assessment methods to build their capacity for management of local initiatives.

C. Learning within community

1. Facilitate community (including children and the marginalized) to participate in the gathering of, reflection upon and learning from local information.

2. Participate in and support the implementation of project measurement and program/project evaluation and facilitate community learning from results.

3. Promote communities to share and learn from their own experiences as part of confidence and capacity building.

4. Consistently look for more effective and efficient implementation methods and opportunities to increase impact.

D. Planning and implementation with community

1. Actively support the Operations Team Lead and District Coordinator in assessment and work plan design processes and collaborate with community nd partners in project planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting processes relevant to assigned area.

2. Ensure that gender analysis and child protection are mainstreamed within WV initiatives in their assigned communities.

3. Raise awareness and facilitate critical analysis of community issues and opportunities.

5. Mobilize local resources, community planning, participation and ownership for development initiatives.

E. Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Communication

1. Establish and maintain effective project reporting, monitoring, evaluation, and communication systems.

2. Submit timely, accurate data, ensuring quality data collection and analysis.

3. Prepare and submit all reporting requirements ensuring they are on time and meet minimum standards. Ensure any problems or challenges are effectively communicated so that delays can be overcome and the project goals achieved.

Degree, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • At least diploma qualification, bachelor preferred

  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in working with the rural community on Nutrition, Health, Gender or WASH activities

  • 3-5 years’ experience on community mobilization, with demonstrable skills resulting in community behavior change

  • Must understand and agree with WV’s vision, mission and Core Values

  • Fluent in local ethnic language and Lao (dependent on target District)

  • Must be willing to work and stay overnight at the target village areas

  • Must be willing to work within a team

  • Must be willing to learn new things

  • Must know how to drive and have a license to drive motorcycle

  • Expected to travel 80% of the time in the target village areas

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 27 January 2020 position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

Technical Advisor, Technical Service Organisation

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Position provides high quality technical assistance to NOs in programme design, execution, monitoring, evaluation and scale-up of core project models in alignment with WV’s strategy and help achieve child well-being impact. Develops proposals for grant donors, individuals, businesses, institutions and/or foundations as per requests from the NOs and SOs. Position is deployed for disaster response and other requests from the clients.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Policies, Standards and Guidance:

  • Reviews requests for technical services from the National offices, Regional offices, Support offices and global center and develops terms of reference for provision of such expertise.

  • Provides high quality technical assistance to National Offices for TA/TP and programme design, monitoring and evaluation. This would include level 1 or 2 or 3 services to the clients.

  • Co-creates and develops new project models in collaboration with and as per the requests from the GC Sector Lead.

  • Scale-up core project model implementation in NOs, in alignment with strategy.

  • Provides technical assistance NOs to contextualize and adapt partnership guidance in consideration of their contexts.

  • Conducts technical reviews and provides consulting in response to requests from NO, SO, RO or GC clients.

Staff Capability:

  • Work alongside National Office staff to build understanding of WV’s global sectoral approaches and core project models.

  • Provide training to clients as requested.

  • Mentors and coaches technical staff in NOs, and SOs.

Innovation/Research:

  • Identify innovative and promising approaches in field implementation as they provide technical services to the Nos.

  • Share learnings within team (sector and/or project model).

Resource Development:

  • Develops winning proposals for grant donors as per specific requests from clients.

  • Acts as Chief of Party or other technical staff of grant funded programmes of National offices during start-up phase.

  • Provides other services based on service requests from clients.

Programme Quality/Evidence of Impact:

  • Ensure NO TA and TP designs meet organizational standards.

  • Influence decision makers and technical specialists in the NOs and SOs for continuous quality improvement.

  • Participate in programme evaluations where requested by NO.

  • Undertake quality assessments based on requests from the line management and provide necessary advise.

Knowledge Management and Communications:

  • Document lessons learned.

  • Contributes to organizational learning through active engagement and leadership within CoPs.

  • Ensures personal ongoing professional development and growth.

Internal Relationships:

  • Work collaboratively with staff in other TSO sectors, and with GC sector and ministry teams.

  • Approach work with a commitment to client-service, that grows the capacity of NO clients.

External Engagement:

  • Engage with external agencies as needed in the provision of technical services to clients.

  • Based on requests from clients represent WV as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Mid-level/junior technical specialist.

  • 5 years (min) field lever experience.

  • Master’s degree in relevant technical area of specialization.

  • Donor experience necessary.

  • Practitioner/contributor Sector DME experience.

  • Fluent in French and English.

  • Training / adult learning as a required capability.

  • Strong experience in grants acquisition and management with bilateral and multilateral donors.

  • Experience both in programming, and revenue acquisition related areas.

  • Experience working in fragile contexts and humanitarian responses (with a focus on Child Protection).

Work Environment:

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

WVV Development Facilitator in Ba Thuoc AP, Thanh Hoa

WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:

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, WV’s work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. WVV has a total income of around US$ 18,500,000 (FY19) with funding from 13 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Funding of WVV consists of sponsorship program funding (70%) and PNS/grants (30%). WVV employs about 430 staff, of which 99% are Vietnamese nationals.

The strategic focuses of WVV include: children protection from all forms of abuse, exploitation, violence and injury reduction of malnutrition rate of children under 5 through integrated approach;; sustainable livelihood for poor households to support sustainable well-being of children.

Currently, 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 (Thanh Hoa - Hung Yen - Hai Phong), Central (Quang Tri - Quang Nam – Danang) and South (Quang Ngai - Binh Thuan – DakNong - Ho Chi Minh). WVV’s APs work with government partners and communities on a daily basis. Beside the APs, WVV is also implementing Grant Projects to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children in both AP and non-AP areas.

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.

The Water project is funded by Made Blue Foundation through WV Netherlands. The project aims to increase communities’ access to safe water among six villages in Dien Quang commune, Ba Thuoc district, Thanh Hoa province through setting up a water supply system, in integration with enhancing knowledge and practice of target people on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), including Household Water Treatment and Storage (HWTS). The increased access to and use of affordable and improved water is expected to improve health status of local people through reduction of water-borne diseases and improved quality of life of adults and children accordingly.

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

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

  • Work with the Project officer of WASH project to ensure effective integration of WASH project and AP interventions.

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

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.

Core Competencies:

Be Safe and Resilient:

I take care of my personal well-being and support others to do the same.

Build Relationships:

I treat others with empathy and respect so that trust grows and we can speak the truth with love.

Learn and Develop:

I create opportunities for myself and others to grow, strengthen competence and improve performance.

Partner and Collaborate:

I engage and influence networks of people beyond my role to make a bigger difference than we could alone.

Deliver Results:

I focus on and help achieve the things that matter most, with clear evidence of my contribution.

Be Accountable:

I exercise wise stewardship showing sound judgment and integrity in the decisions and choices I make.

Improve and Innovate:

I seek and discover new and better ways of doing things, solve problems, and turn ideas into action.

Embrace Change:

I approach change and the opportunities it offers with openness and courage and I encourage others to do the same.

Our contact details are:

People and Culture Department – Ms. Le Hoang Anh Ngoc

World Vision International - Vietnam

Address: No. 444 Hoang Hoa Tham street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi.

Tel: 024. 39439920 (Ext:121)

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.

Assistant Finance Analyst

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

This position will support global centre reporting and analysis of national office financial data by developing specialized and complex templates that will be used by both national offices and FRSC, reviewing and analyzing finance information from field offices, and preparing and assessing specialized reports such as bank reconciliation and advances. Being the expert in the finance template, this position is expected to guide and advise offices on effectively using the templates, and in resolving issues that may arise.

This position will develop key measures in assessing and evaluating finance data reports and review and analysis of critical partnership reports of National/Regional/Offsite offices such as Bank Reconciliation and Staff Advances. This position will be responsible in the development, implementation, and maintenance of specialized accounting templates and provide assistance to aid and resolve associated issues.

This position will manage and administer the financial information from various finance tools.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct desk review/in depth review of national/regional/offsite office financial reports. Identify and monitor critical issues with significant inaccuracies and potential accounting shortfalls.

  • Develop templates for various complex and comprehensive reports and identify how to improve, standardize and automate the existing templates as part of continuing business process improvement and efficiency.

  • Serve as business owner/consultant and ensure users get maximum benefits from the templates developed.

  • Manage, administer and maintain the compliance and consolidation of National/Regional/Offsite offices to be used by the partnership and other FRSC team members. This includes revision and correction, reconciliation and validation of financial information. This also includes researching, delving, and establishing of needed procedures to enhance current data gathering and analyses.

  • Manage financial information in WV Central NO Reporting sub-site, Sharepoint and Financial Reporting Service Center database in Lotus Notes.

  • Aid in the preparation and review of year end closing process and documents.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor's or University Degree in Accounting.

  • Has an extensive knowledge and experience in all areas of finance and accounting.

  • Excellent multi-tasking and organization aptitudes.

  • Competent on financial reporting and analysis (Preferably someone who has good experience on data analysis).

  • Has sufficient knowledge and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint, and has the ability to quickly learn and use other software packages like OLAP, PMQA, PowerPivot, PowerBI etc.

  • Minimum 2 years of experience preferably in an international NGO environment or the like.

  • Has at least 6 months experience in developing templates using Microsoft Excel, Access or the like.

  • Can thrive in a multi-cultural, geographically dispersed work environment.

  • Able to work with several functional managers or stakeholders.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Preferably with experience in PowerBI and Sunsystems.

  • Experience and knowledge on Advanced Excel.

Child Sponsorship Capacity Building Advisor

*Preferred position location: Manila, Philippines. Other locations 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:

The Child Sponsorship Capacity Building Advisor is to nurture and develop talented practitioners in Field Offices in order to strategically position child sponsorship and deliver high quality child sponsorship operations in the country.

The CS Capacity Building Advisor is also responsible for the implementation of global child sponsorship capacity building in coordination with the Sponsorship Field Operations and Business Support & Ministry Integration teams. The position will ensure coverage and continuous improvements of capacity building implementation as well as closely partner with the Business Support & Ministry Integration Team to review/develop critical materials, system and mechanism, including sponsorship learning and development curricula (e.g. Managing Sponsorship with Excellence, Sponsorship Basic Training, Walking with Volunteers). This position also plays critical role in partnering with Regional and Field

Office leaders to enable organizational-level change and continuous improvements in field sponsorship operations and program integration.

The position reports to Director – Sponsorship Field Engagement & Support with a matrix reporting relationship with the Director – Sponsorship Business Support & Ministry Integration. The position will also work closely with the Sponsorship Capacity and Change Partner, and child sponsorship leads at the Regional and Field Office levels to coordinate document learning.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Learning/training resources, systems, processes, and implementation

Capacity building planning and implementation:

  • Identify capacity building needs and work with Sponsorship Business Support and Ministry Integration Team to develop a long term sponsorship capacity building framework to increase strategic capability.

  • Develop business plan including costs for sponsorship technical skills development processes, resources and structures including cost recovery mechanism as necessary.

  • Support implementation of the capacity building plans aligned with other partnership initiatives for integration, including broader capacity building efforts by Global Field Operations.

  • Manage the continuous improvement and roll out of capacity building plans.

Collaboration and Learning:

  • Mentor and coach Field Office (FO) and Regional Office (RO) capacity building point persons on implementation of Sponsorship capacity building.

  • Collaborate with the Integrated Competency Development (ICD), E-learning resources development team, and other teams to ensure effective capacity building.

  • Contribute to learning processes and further refinement of e-learning, online and help resources.

Capability and Quality Assurance Framework:

  • Provide ongoing monitoring and review to child sponsorship capability framework and work with RO/FO leadership to improve core competencies for sponsorship.

  • Identify strong offices and practitioners across global portfolio to develop pool of experts and resources for strengthening organizational capacity at various levels (i.e. organizational development and change process).

Child Sponsorship Resource and Network:

  • Support Capacity and Change partner in the development and nurturing of Sponsorship Learning and development interest group facilitating sharing and application of learning.

  • Provide technical support to Regional Sponsorship Coordinators in the development of regional networks for learning and quality implementation.

Project Management:

  • Manage development and implementation of capacity building project plans, ensuring plans are within scope, time and budget in coordination with relevant stakeholders.

  • Develop and manage project risk assessment: planning, monitoring and managing the process to ensure project risks are identified, monitored, and controlled.

  • Manage consultants and working groups with systematic project tracking and reporting. Support stakeholder engagement and coordination for Capacity building resource development.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Academic qualification in adult learning and development, business administration, human resources, arts, development or related field.

  • Minimum ten years in development NGO experience, with 5 years in a combination of capacity building, knowledge management or development programming roles working with multiple projects.

  • Experienced group facilitator and people developer with a passion for identifying and developing talent for high quality results and performance.

  • Excellent analytical, creative, and innovative approach to solving problems. Critical thinking and capability of generating consistently accurate and useful information to inform strategic planning and decisions.

  • Experience in generally accepted project management tools/methods.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work across cultures, demonstrated experience of influence of non-reporting relationships and authority.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with many different functions, cultures and levels in the organisation (orally and in writing.). Fluency in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Training or courses taken in knowledge management or capacity building.

  • Basic understanding of Spanish, French or Portuguese preferred, but not essential.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

National Director – WV Solomon Island & Vanuatu (SolVan)

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Strategically lead, develop and direct the implementation of all aspects of World Vision Solomon Island and Vanuatu cluster to ensure high Ministry quality and high impact on the field.

Ensure/represent WV Solomon Island/Vanuatu to all donors, project partners, other WV Partnership offices and divisions, local Government, Church representatives and non-governmental organizations serving according to given Power of Attorney.

Provide leadership, strategic direction and support in the development and implementation of an effective National Resource Strategy.

Be accountable for all of aspects of WV’s work in the country.

The SolVan National Director will:

  • Provide Strategy and leadership of World Vision SolVan in implementing work towards child well being, ensuring a high level of integration and collaboration with other Asia Pacific offices and partner Support Offices.

  • Provide leadership and guidance through an on-going change process as the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu office cluster is being developed.

  • Actively engage in funding acquisition- building relationships and networks to appropriately position WV in Solomon Island & Vanuatu to secure strategic funding opportunities to enable the operations.

  • Provide strong operational management of all aspects of WV work.

  • Develop strong Ministry Objectives that directly contribute to the achievement of child well-being outcomes.

  • Carry out engagement activities with partners and other stakeholders.

  • Provide people and culture management for World Vision SolVan.

  • Promote strong financial management in a grants-only funded context

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant laws, standards and requirements, including local country requirements.

  • Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership and provide spiritual nurture to team members.

  • Ensure adequate preparation for and engagement in emergency response.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy and Leadership:

  • Ensure there is a documented office strategy, Ministry strategies and operating plans, and the latter have been derived from the office strategy and has clear, measurable short-term and long-term targets; Ensure that Ministry strategies are aligned with Regional and Partnership strategic priorities.

  • Ensure there are clear strategies for Finance, People and Culture, Communications and other main functions, and they are based on the office strategy and operational plan and include main priority areas identified in respective Regional and Partnership Strategy. Facilitate and be accountable for the execution and monitoring of strategies.

  • Provide strategic leadership to the Solomon Islands & Vanuatu staff, supporting and managing all operations in WV SolVan to ensure implementation is efficient and effective and meets the goals and objectives of World Vision International and community partners.

  • Provide leadership and evidence-base for strong decision making in partnership with the Region and key Support Offices through the Strategy Support Team (SST).

Funding:

  • Establish networks and relationships with key stakeholders in order to position WVSolVan appropriately to secure funding going forward.

  • Ensure the financial sustainability of World Vision ministry in Solomon Island & Vanuatu through a proactive approach to funding acquisition and marketing World Vision’s programs to potential donors.

  • Ensure appropriate high quality concepts and proposals are developed to build on the relationships established with potential donors.

  • Provide a view of pipeline projects, resources and expense forecast.

  • Lead innovative initiatives.

Leadership and Management:

  • Promote WV’s Vision, Mission, Core Values and key Partnership Standards and Practices among the staff and partners and ensure these are the core foundation of the office, strategies and work.

  • Ensure capable staff are available to implement office strategy and operational plans.

  • Promote and participate in leadership development initiatives.

  • Lead and manage the team in a way that facilitates a high performance culture, open trustworthy relationships and integrity; Promote a culture of learning and development, employee engagement and good stewardship of human capital in the office.

  • Ensure implementation and compliance to Partnership Performance Management Standards and Principles, while seeking to implement Management guidelines on reasonable level; Champion leadership team in the proper implementation of

  • Performance Evaluations on annual basis for the whole office.

  • Support initiatives for staff care and well-being, both for international and local employees.

  • Respect, value and promote gender, age, religious and ethnic diversity.

  • Ensure excellent standards in the management of the human, financial, capital and technical resources of the organization, which includes inspiring and maintaining high standards of work and clear accountability to stakeholders.

  • Visit projects regularly to encourage, build relationships, and support WV programs.

  • Ensure the Partnership Security and Safety requirements including setting standards, performance requirements, monitoring security status, responding to security incidents as escalated.

Ministry Objectives:

  • Ensure all programs and projects are integrated so that a true holistic approach to transformational development is found in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the work of WV in Solomon Island & Vanuatu.

  • Ensure that donor promised agreements are fulfilled and grants are managed to high standard of excellence.

  • Define a clear landscape view of the needs of communities in Solomon Island & Vanuatu, identifying need at community, area and country levels to enable the story to be told to donors.

Public Engagement:

  • Represent World Vision to Solomon Island & Vanuatu government representatives, UN agencies, local and international non-government organisations, ministry partners, churches, media, donors and community leaders and maintain productive relationships with these people.

  • Ensure MOUs with relevant Ministries.

People & Culture (HR) Management:

  • Provide performance-based leadership that builds and motivates effective teams to achieve the complex scope of World Vision’s ministry and ensures accountability through appropriate performance management.

  • Review and approve the office succession plan to ensure that proper capacity is in place and the succession plan is updated and executed.

  • Develop and coach the senior leadership team in Solomon Island & Vanuatu.

  • Ensure effective Human Resource systems are operating for performance and development management of staff including recruitment and selection, orientation, development and evaluation to ensure ministry impact of the highest, cost effective quality, accountability and integrity.

  • Ensure gender and ethnic diversity at all levels according to relevant policies and guidelines.

  • Ensure the protocols and procedures for staff security, Safeguarding, risk management, stress management and staff care are implemented and monitored.

Financial Management:

  • Exercise good stewardship over all resources by maintaining financial control, procedures and records, according to accountability standards required by World Vision International.

  • Ensure the management and regular, systematic review of all budgets, project funding, expenditures and accomplishment of ministry objectives and ensure all programs and projects remain with budget.

  • Oversee compliance with all relevant sections of the Field Financial Manual including proper accounting systems and practices.

  • Ensure WVSolVan overhead budget is proactively managed in line with the funding secured to remain within % objective.

Compliance:

  • Ensure the office complies to local legal requirements and standards national and of the partnership.

  • Represent WV SolVan in courts, if required.

  • Ensure and oversee proper mechanisms for Safeguarding and other WVI Standards and Principles implementation.

  • Implement audit recommendations.

Christian Leadership:

  • Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, maturity and integrity as an example to staff and to commend World Vision to various publics.

  • Participate in and lead devotional meetings, annual Day of Prayer and other Christian events.

Emergency Response:

  • Develop and maintain capacity to respond promptly to all Category I emergency relief responses.

  • Ensure adequate liaison with the WV partnership in the event of any emergency response, particularly Category 2 and 3.

  • Ensure the implementation of national and international HEA efforts related to policy implementation, systems and structures.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Degree in international development, business administration, public health, social science, management or related discipline, preferably at Masters level.

  • 7 + years of experience in leadership with International NGO.

  • Significant leadership experience particularly in securing grant funding in a variety of contexts.

  • Experience in running an office or organisation, including managing strategy, system, structure and organisational culture.

  • Experience in managing Relief/Development and Advocacy programs.

  • Cross-cultural leadership skill - candidates must have experiences working globally in different context and culture.

  • Commitment to social justice beliefs and values.

  • Inspirational leadership.

  • Expect networker and relationship builder, specifically with Australian Government’s DFAT and Australian Management Contractors.

  • Visionary and strategic abilities.

  • Ability to work under pressure and make key decisions that impact the safety and wellbeing of WV staff.

  • Cross cultural skills – good understanding of country political, social-economic and cultural context.

  • Cross cultural sensitivity- flexible world view, emotional maturity and physical stamina.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and demonstrated ability to communicate cross-culturally.

  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to build personal and team-based relationships with staff, partners and leaders at all levels.

  • A firm understanding of complex security environments is essential. Operations are spread country wide, so ability to travel on a monthly basis to project sites is helpful.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Good analytical skills and a demonstrated ability to think creatively and innovatively.

  • Knowledge of DFAT or MFAT Programmes.

  • Work experience in South Asia and Pacific regions.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position is based in Honiara in the World Vision Solomon Island Office.

  • Ability to travel in-country and internationally is required.

Business Analyst II

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Incumbents working as a Business Analyst II are responsible for serving as a liaison between the business community and the IT organization to translate business needs into IT requirements. They are project team members involved in all phases of the design, development and implementation of technology solutions throughout the business case and development life cycle processes supporting several business functions and several moderately complex business processes.

Based on breadth and depth of understanding of business needs and processes, they collaborate with other IT professionals to determine if solutions currently exist (internally or externally) or whether new solutions are feasible. They take a broad perspective to determine how such solutions will impact existing work processes and systems, and how to manage the integration. They also research and make recommendations for buy vs. build decisions.

Business Analysis professionals are innovative, identifying and proposing technology based business solutions. Through adaptable communication skills and the ability to translate between technical and business language, they work collaboratively, negotiating requirements across multiple groups.

Business Analysts must have a solid understanding of the client’s existing business processes, the key drivers and measures of success for the business, and the short- and long-term direction of the business and related technologies.

They must have a working knowledge of the business area that they support and should be equally aligned with the IT department. Strong analytical, interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills are also required.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Planning:

  • Conducts data gathering and analysis to understand business strategy and direction.

  • Participates in short-term planning sessions with a client to implement process improvement within an assigned client area.

  • Develops business cases.

Liaison:

  • Serves as the link between the business, third party vendors and the IT technical team.

Busines Requirements:

  • Assesses client needs utilizing a structured requirements process (gathering, analyzing, documenting, and managing changes) to assist in identifying business priorities and advice on options.

  • Develops, writes, and communicates business requirements and functional specifications for the implementation of business solutions.

  • Analyzes customer’s operations to understand their strengths and weaknesses to determine opportunities for improvements.

Business Process:

  • Analyzes and recommends improvements to business processes and models.

  • Documents current business processes and models.

Feasibility:

  • Provides factual content to feasibility study for standard development projects and enhancements.

Testing:

  • Develops user test cases and validates test results during user acceptance testing.

Service Level Agreements:

  • Is familiar with the current Service Level Agreements (SLA) for a particular work area and as needed participates in the vendor selection process for clients in accordance with IT standards and specifications as required.

Problem Solving:

  • Identifies and resolves issues.

  • Uses new and varied analytical techniques.

Customer Satisfaction:

  • Monitors and analyzes metrics to ensure customer satisfaction.

Communications/Consulting:

  • Promotes an understanding of IT roles, processes and activities to the business units.

  • Supports and participates in the formal reporting of project status.

  • Negotiates agreements and commitments by facilitating communication between business unit(s) and IT from initial requirements to final implementation phase of projects.

  • Actively participates in the creation, review and analysis of user stories/epics in projects utilizing agile development methodology.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business, or other related field. Or equivalent work experience.

  • Requires working knowledge of business operations and systems requirements processes.

  • Typically requires 3-5 years of relevant technical or business work experience.

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, as necessary.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Regional Governance Advisor – Asia 2 Region

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in the Asia Region where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The purpose of this regional position, Regional Governance Advisor (RGA), is to apply the relevant expertise, knowledge, skills and methods that will effectively engage with National Offices [Support Offices] in the development of high performing national office governing boards that guide, protect and ensure the achievement of the World Vision Mission and Vision.

To this end, the position will lead board development, provide and manage governance training, clarify decision rights and accountability in all aspects of World Vision governance, and support National Office governance transition and Peer Review processes according to established policies and standards. The position makes an important contribution to ensuring alignment to Partnership strategy, governance policy development, research and creation of quality resource materials. In addition, the position facilitates twin citizenship and unity & trust between the National Offices and the Global Centre.

The position supports National Offices in the Asia 2 Region (Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan).

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Board Development & Capacity Building:

  • Provide capacity building and development facilitation and training in best practice governance to Boards and Advisory Councils in Asia 2, in collaboration with the RLs, ND’s and Support Office CEOs.

  • Facilitate the assessment of governance effectiveness in National Offices and develop action plans to address identified gaps.

  • Create and implement regional governance strategy, annual work plan and Regional Forum Plan for capacity building and other learning processes.

  • Support the defining of baseline Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for governance at national, regional, and global level, to promote effectiveness and alignment to Partnership standards.

  • Ensure monitoring, observation, regular communication and quality board meeting reporting, so as to keep track of Board and Advisory Council performance.

  • Provide support and quality control for National Office Board and Advisory Council Transitions where appropriate.

  • Coach and advise National Directors/CEOs, senior leadership (Subject Matter Experts that support board committees) and board support staff to work with their boards and Advisory Councils and derive value from them.

  • Contribute content and develop board training modules.

Peer Review & Global International Audit (GIA):

  • In conjunction with the Peer Review department, provide support and counsel to board and staff with regard to the self-review, in preparation for Peer Reviews.

  • Provide advice for an appropriate follow-up and implementation of peer review recommendations.

  • Participate as a peer in reviews assigned and scheduled by the Peer Review Department.

  • Support GIA’s risk audits related to the governance functioning, and provide advice on implementation of GIA recommendations related to governance.

Collective Responsibility, Regional Strategy & Alignment:

  • Contribute to regional senior management meetings as appropriate and articulate governance issues as well as Global Governance Department planning and coordination meetings.

  • Participate in the development of a contextualized Regional Forum that is governance-focused and a development opportunity for boards and Advisory Councils.

  • Selectively attend Board or Advisory Council meetings as a resource advisor /observer on governance with agreement of parties concerned.

  • Liaise with VisionFund governance department (where applicable) to ensure alignment between National Offices and VisionFund MFIs on governance issues as per WVI policies and guidelines.

Others:

  • Attend and participate in weekly chapel, devotions and regional/departmental retreats.

  • Practice the Core Values, Covenant of Partnership and Partnership Principles.

  • Undertake any other tasks that are consistent with the position’s purposes, as may be required by the Partnership Leader, Global Governance.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Masters level or higher degree in related field such as Human Development, Law, Organisational Development, Corporate Business and related Management, or Governance.

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the functioning of International NGOs such as World Vision in terms of their governance, management and operations.

  • Broad knowledge and understanding of current board governance issues in the region and/or global.

  • Experience in senior management roles, including working directly under and reporting to a board, serving on a board, preferably including experience in the non-profit sector.

  • An understanding of leading practices in governance in the corporate governance.

  • Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills.

  • Proven ability to work with high level members of boards and CEOs.

  • Ability to lead board assessments, conduct objective assessments per defined standards and facilitate board development and capacity building.

  • Ability to conceive and formalize sound strategy to meet the mission and deliver on objectives and tasks on time.

  • Outstanding coordination skills, with ability to handle multiple activities concurrently, work under pressure, and meet deadlines.

  • International experience/exposure through travel or living working in other countries.

  • Ability to participate effectively in a virtual team while ensuring achievement of team objectives.

  • Good diplomatic, influencing and negotiating skill with ability to exercise discretion.

  • Demonstrated commitment to World Vision's mission statement and Core Values.

  • Proven ability to work across different cultures and nationalities within the regions and cultural contexts.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Masters Level or Higher Degree in related field such as Human Development, Law, Organizational Development, Corporate Business Management or Governance.

  • Experience in development of quality board tools and polices.

  • Board experience and board development facilitation.

  • Ability to work in a complex organization.

  • Understanding of current practices in corporate governance.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30+% of the time.

  • Willingness to work outside the normal working hours from time to time, due to the need to connect with people in different time zones.

  • Ability to work in a virtual team.