Job Opportunities with World Vision Burundi

World Vision has been working in Burundi for more than five decades; supporting children, their families and communities.

Currently, World Vision Burundi has a commitment to bring hope and help to children and communities in the country through a range of holistic, integrated projects that promote change and improve well-being. Every year, children and adults benefit from long term Area Programmes supported by Sponsorship and private non Sponsorship funding. Additional funding comes from governments and multilateral agencies.

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Grant Coordinator_WASH

PURPOSE OF POSITION

To coordinate the implementation of water, sanitation and hygiene project activities in collaboration with the Project Team and partners. This includes project design, ToR elaboration, project implementation, monitoring, and O&M training. Responsibilities also include the provision of technical guidance and implementation support to partners in water supply and sanitation facilities construction and rehabilitation at communities and publics institutions (schools, healthcare and public places) and in capacity building related to infrastructures management and rationale utilization as needed in order to achieve the desired high impact on child and communities wellbeing. The primary responsibility of a project coordinator is to keep the project and all related processes running smoothly.

He/she will play a key role in representing WV Burundi at key Water, Sanitation and Hygiene technical meetings and with the partners, and will liaise with the Ministry of hydraulic, Energy and Mines, Ministry of Public Health (or their equivalents), technical water and sanitation department including liaison on behalf of WV Burundi with Water Authorities, as well as various related NGO partners.  The WASH project coordinator will be required to effectively plan, implement and monitor WASH project in Rutana and Cankuzo innovatively.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected

I.

Engineering Designs, Drawings and Bills of Quantities

10

Produce appropriate technical & engineering sketches and produce relevant engineering drawings/designs such structures for Office buildings, Classrooms, VIP Latrines, water distribution networks, Water storage tank towers, underground water tanks, water catchments, hand dug-wells, Pump houses, Water retaining and conservation structures etc

Technical specifications of civil works is well done

10

Prepare schedule of materials and Bills of Quantities for the relevant designs

Bills of quantities conform with the assessment

10

Conduct feasibility studies, engineering surveys and measurements necessary for the design of structures and their construction and ToRs with annexes of GPS Coordinates, location maps and route plans of all infrastructure projects.

ToR well designed according to the community’s needs.

10

Participate in baseline surveys or rapid assessments to establish existing gaps, priorities, capacity and justification for intended/proposed project

Baseline survey done as bench mark for initial status.

II.

Contract management and procurement of services and supplies

5

Provide input documentation related to procurement of works and services contracts and facilitate the process of contract tendering, recommendations regarding awarding contracts

Guidance on technical specification is provided on time.

5

Supervise construction activities and conduct regular site visits and provide technical instructions and guidance to the contractors and implementing partners and develop clear monitoring plans and conduct field monitoring visits and prepare work progress reports

Construction are done in conformity with ToR and within the terms of contract.

5

Provide technical support to WASH department on timely preparation of Supply Requests for procurement of technical services for example construction materials, pipes and fittings, pumps and generators and conduct measurements and certify accomplishments on contracted works as per the conditions of contract and recommend to supervisor for payment

Procurement of services related the Civil works and others Technical aspect is done on time.

5

Sample and verify suitability of materials in terms of engineering specifications and validity and recommend delivery/receipt to stores. This include logistic department support by providing technical details and specification to facilitate collection of local market prices for technical items

Quality of material for constructed is monitored and approved

5

Ensure timely and efficient monitoring and evaluation of project activities, compile project reports highlighting project impact against indicators and contribute to field based reports to WVB and/or external donors

Project report is timely produced with good quality.

III.

Community Mobilization and capacity building

5

Facilitate on job skills transfer or training workshops for artisans, technicians and Water and Hygiene and Sanitation management committees.

Capacity building of Partners is strengthened on WASH.

5

Prepare simple training or instruction manuals for water supply structures or activities for training/skills transfer purpose, provided such documents

TOR and Training material are prepared and quality ensured

5

Assess capacity of partners and establish/keep updated list of preferred partners in programme areas and beyond and Build capacity of partners on technical aspects and work and support them for timely accomplishment of set programme targets

Performance of partners are assessed and appropriate recommendation provided.

5

Ensure participation and involvement of local authorities and the beneficiary community in program implementation so that programming occurs in a consultative, participative and gender sensitive way

Implementation of the project is done in consultative and participative manner to enhance ownership.

IV

Monitoring and Evaluation and reporting

5

Monitor on operation and maintenance of implemented projects and make follow up visits and provide support, if needed including water quality testing following the parameters and frequency as agreed in the proposal and prepare precise report with recommendations

Operation and maintenance schedule of infrastructure is agreed with partners for implementation.

5

Document information and data including project location with GPS Coordinates, tested yield including test methods and protocols and dates for testing, people served and other uses for each source, pump information, type and power supply, pumping head, capacity at head, Information on drilling equipment used including equipment for yield testing

Project information and achievement are well documented

5

Ensure physical recordings of accomplishments and Provide technical recommendations on problems encountered at the construction sites and timely and efficient monitoring and evaluation of project activities, compile project reports highlighting project impact against indicators and contribute to field based reports to WVB and/or external donors and prepare completion report with work certification

Project progress and completion timely prepared with work completion certificate.

V

Others responsibilities

Any other ad hoc duties including providing input for new proposals by providing technical information or developing draft proposals and concept note as may be assigned by the WV that is consistent with the nature of the job.

Smooth project integration with existing program is ensured.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Educational level required in one of the following field: B.Sc. Civil and Water Engineering or Water Resources Engineering or Civil Engineering Experience and technical and professional skills in designing and implementation, monitoring of different options/types of water and sanitation projects.  Possess thorough knowledge of national policies and international standards for water and sanitation projects/activities and their application

  • Technical training qualifications required: Drawing skills, Hydraulic engineering competencies and other related fields

  • Experience: B.Sc. with minimum 5 years’ experience in case of B.Sc. civil engineering and more than 3 year experience in WASH activities assessment, design and implementation at coordination position level.

Work Environment:

  • Cluster-based with frequent travel to project sites and to Head Office

  • Travel: 25% Domestic travel is required.

  • On call: 20%.

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-burundi. If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process. All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

In case you face challenges applying through the online system, please call HR department for support. The closing date for submission of applications (Updated and signed CV, motivation letter, certificates of service, and Certified Degrees) is April 9, 2020 no late applications will be accepted.

Important Note:

  • World Vision Burundi does neither use employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews or medical checks.

  • As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children.

  • Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, suitably qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.

Grant Officer_Livelihood

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The incumbent will organize, plan, coordinate the implementation of the project’s activities related to Livelihood, as per the approved budgets, scope & timeline In order to successfully do so, the Grant Officer Livelihood must also be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected

40

  1. Organize, plan, coordinate the implementation of the project’s activities related to Livelihood, as per the approved budgets, scope & timeline at province level

  • Monthly DIP developed & shared with project coordinator;

  • Weekly coordination meeting with FS project team;

  • prepare budget breakdown for assigned activities and 95 % of planned budget is timely spent;

  • 100% of planed activities implemented

15

  1. Ensure that all recruited staff are trained and oriented on project approaches and activities, reporting tools & documentation;

Provide on- job mentoring and coaching for project staff for timely implementation of project activities at provincial level

  • 100 % of activities are timely implemented

  • Approaches used per project design and donor requirements (e.g. Seed fairs, Cash Transfer, On-the-job farmer training) implemented in required quality standards

10

  1. Participate in coordination of planned studies (baseline, midterm, and project evaluation surveys) in close collaboration with other external partners and DME staff

  • Quality study reports timely produced

  • Project monitoring tools are understood and used by partners

  • Planning tools produced

10

  1. Guided by project coordinator, monitor the use of business process implementation is aligned with WV, donor and other relevant standards

  • 100 % of planned outputs per month are achieved according to donor requirements

5

  1. When delegated by project coordinator, participate in the institutional learning initiatives for the establishment of efficient information systems

  • Project evaluation and lessons learnt events are conducted and final project reports shared with partners

  • Project best practices are documented and disseminated

5

  1. Support project coordinator to establish strategic networks/partnerships at local and provincial levels in food assistance and production and productive.

  • Project stakeholders and partners are identified and actively participate in the implementation of project activities

5

  1. Support project coordinator to organize and facilitate regular project coordination meetings at province level and participate in the national coordination and project learning forums

  • Regular project coordination meetings are held with the participation of key project stakeholders

  • National project coordination and learning forums are held

5

  1. Provide inputs to project coordinator for monthly reports for WV’s internal records

  2. Provide inputs to Project coordinator for quarterly, annual and final project reports at provincial level

  • 100% of regular management reports timely submitted according to WVB quality standards and donor requirements

5

  1. With project coordinator, represent WVB in provincial and national meetings/workshops related to livelihood activities

  • Participate in key meetings, workshops and forums;

  • Minutes to be produced and shared with clear action points

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

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

  • At least Agronomist A2 or Bachelor in Community Development; reliable experience in coordinating production and livelihood activities in humanitarian crisis

  • At least 3 years of relevant experience working with Non-Governmental Organizations in livelihood activities

  • Advanced project management skills and good understanding of the project life cycle

  • Good understanding of best practices in livelihood activities and community development in emergency response

  • Experience with development project management tools such as log frames, monitoring and evaluation tools and budgets

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

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

Work Environment:

  • Cluster-based with frequent travel to project sites and to Head Office

  • Travel: 25% Domestic travel is required.

  • On call: 20%.

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-burundi. If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process. All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

In case you face challenges applying through the online system, please call HR department for support. The closing date for submission of applications (Updated and signed CV, motivation letter, certificates of service, and Certified Degrees) is April 9, 2020no late applications will be accepted.

Important Note:

  • World Vision Burundi does neither use employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews or medical checks.

  • As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children.

  • Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, suitably qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE ROSTER

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

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

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

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

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

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

Minimum Eligibility Requirements for all Emergency Response Roster Positions:

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

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

  • Experience directly managing staff during humanitarian emergency responses.

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

  • Demonstrated management of budgets in emergency response settings.

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

  • English proficiency; written and verbal.

  • Grant Acquisition Management experience in your personalized expertise.

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

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

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

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

  • Response Director

  • Operations Director

  • Programmes Strategy & Development Director

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

  • Communication and External Engagement Manager

  • Human Resources Manager

  • Support Services Manager

  • Finance Manager

  • Information Management Manager

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

  • Grant Acquisition and Management Manager

  • Cash Programming Manager/Specialist

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

  • Health Manager/Specialist

  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager/Specialist

  • Nutrition Manager/Specialist

  • Education in Emergencies Manager/Specialist

  • Livelihoods Manager/Specialist

  • Protection Manager/Specialist

  • Child Protection ManManager/Specialist