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Senior Advisor, Sector Design, M & E and Research

*Preferred position location: Canada. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.


The Senior Advisor will provide global leadership for World Vision’s monitoring, evaluation, and research in this sector across the Partnership, in order to improve effectiveness, impact and quality of programming and advocacy. There will be 6 Senior Advisors, one for each of the six sectors prioritized by World Vision: Child Protection, Education, Health, Livelihoods, Nutrition, and Water/Sanitation/Hygiene (WASH). The Senior Advisor is responsible for setting global sector M&E standards, strengthening capability in sector M&E, and leading the development of sector M&E guidance and tools in collaboration with other sectors and the global DME team. The position also provides global technical leadership, coordination and oversight for all research in this sector across the WV Partnership, in collaboration with the global Evidence Building Team. The Senior Advisor will report to the Senior Director, Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation, with a strong matrix relationship to the global sector team. The Senior Advisor will function as an active member of both the global DME team and the global sector team.


Technical Leadership for Sector Monitoring and Evaluation:

Lead or contribute to development of sector:

  • theories of change

  • logframes, including indicators

  • M&E framework

  • M&E tools

  • global metrics to monitor strategic priorities and quality of interventions

  • Lead continuous improvement of sector M&E based on ongoing review of internal and external industry standard indicators and measurement tools

  • Provide technical support to project model development/refinement focusing on development of standards for: M&E logframe, standard measurement indicators, beneficiary definition, M&E plan, minimum quality standards and their measurement tools and processes including implementation fidelity and key processes during use of PMs

  • Review and advise the Implementation Quality Assurance (IQA) tools for project models

  • Support scale-up the use of high-quality formative research tools (e.g., BA, TIPS).

  • Develop/design implementation research proposals/protocols based on WV’s global standards

  • Support development of tools and methodology for deep dive review of project model or sector approach in one country to ascertain quality /impact)

Provide sector-specific leadership and technical input into DME guidance and materials:

  • Provide sector expertise for the development of WV global DME standards, practices, and tools.

  • Provide technical input to DME team for sector specific TP design, baseline, monitoring and evaluation capacity building for RO and NO staff.

  • Develop user-friendly guidance for sector specific DM&E measurement tools.

    Guidance may include specifics about:

  • How and when to measure with the sector-specific tool.

  • Sampling and sample size calculations.

  • Demonstrating statistically significant change.

  • QA/QI and data integrity.

  • Ethical guidance.

  • Accurate counting of beneficiary numbers.

Review and revise sector-specific root cause analysis toolkits for developing and fragile contexts.

Provide technical input into LEAP 3 guidance and provide feedback into revisions from the global sector teams.

Sectoral M&E Capability Strengthening:

  • Work with DME team, Sector teams and TSO to develop sector-specific DME competencies and training/development materials.

  • Facilitate capacity building of the TSO staff, SO staff, and other key stakeholders in M&E and research and in utilization of data for project planning and management.

Global Reporting:

  • Collaborate with the Evidence Building team to support organization-wide strategic data analysis to enhance evidence-based decision making.

  • Ensure alignment and support quality data for strategic reporting mechanisms, such as the Global CWB Report, Global Impact Framework, OP 2030 Strategy Dashboard and Strategic Initiatives, Sector Dashboards, Global (It Takes a World) Campaign.

    This includes:

  • Contributing to design of reporting process, including user-friendly guidance to NOs.

  • Aligning system indicators with data being collected by NOs and existing systems where possible.

  • Advising and overseeing methods of ensuring accurate recording/reporting.

  • Data analysis and quality assurance checks.

  • Collaborate with TSO and Global sectors teams on the analysis and writing of global reports, including the global CWB reports.

Provide M&E technical expertise and approval of all sector indicators in Horizon:

  • Collaborate with the Evidence Building team to add new sector indicators, and review and approve NO indicators for the sector.

  • Provide technical input for defining, reporting, storage and analysis of sector monitoring and evaluation indicators in Horizon.

  • Create easy-to-use resources for TSO and NOs of the indicators for each project model.

  • Align WV’s sector indicators to industry best practice and the global SDGs.

Research and Evidence Building:

  • Provide leadership for the development and implementation of a global sector research plan, including an evidence building plan for core and emerging project models, liaising closely with the Evidence Building team in alignment with the Global Evidence Agenda and following WV Partnership research standards and protocols.

  • Provide technical leadership and coordination for sector research implemented by WV or in collaboration with external academic and other partners.

  • Work with the sector team to ensure utilization of research findings and recommendations.

  • In collaboration with the Evidence Building team, lead the documentation, publication, and internal/external dissemination of sector research, including publishing in peer reviewed journals.

Networking and External Representation in M&E and Research at the Global Level:

  • Build networks with academic and other research institutions, UN and NGO forums to learn about developments in sector DME and research approaches, seek partnerships to benefit WV and share evidence and learning from WV programming.

  • Participate in external forums to represent and present World Vision sector M&E and Research Evidence approaches.

  • Prepare presentations for WV leaders to share at key events Publish M&E papers in appropriate journals to disseminate WV’s work.


  • Provide M&E and research technical input for grant acquisition as needed.

  • Provide M&E and research technical support to TSO service requests from NOs.

  • Collaborate with SO staff to utilize programming indicators and articulate evidence of impact for marketing use.

  • Explore and support mobile solutions to data collection.

  • Other tasks as assigned.


  • Masters Degree or PhD in measurement, research and evaluation.

  • Ten years practical experience in conducting and leading sector programme-related M&E and Research.

  • Demonstrated quantitative and qualitative evaluation and research skills.

  • Experience in developing monitoring and evaluation systems (including indicators, instruments, and methodologies), for sector programmes.

  • Experience in building technical M&E capacity.

  • Experience working in development or humanitarian industry.

  • Ability to communicate cross-culturally.

  • Advanced skills in use of quantitative data analysis software – SPSS, STATA, SAS etc.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English; language skills in Spanish and/or French preferred.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years practical experience in sector programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation capacity building.

  • Excellent understanding and skills in sector measurement sampling and sample size estimation, and determining significance of results.

  • Understanding of WV sector programing, development approach and global partnership strategy.

  • Experience using and building capacity to use information technology for data collection/processing.

  • Experience publishing in peer review journals.

  • Experience leading evaluation and research teams.

  • Experience collaborating with external partners on DME and research activities.

  • Experience making intellectual / academic presentations in international forums.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

  • Demonstrated leadership and communications skills required to facilitate virtual consultative and collaborative processes while maintaining positive working relationship across various regions and countries.

  • Proven ability to foster a positive working environment with different stakeholders.

  • Christian commitment and maturity.

Director of Global Compliance

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

*Please submit your CV in English.


In connection with the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) group, this position provides leadership for the WVI global compliance function. The Director will be expected to understand and evaluate WVI’s unique organizational environment, and apply a deep understanding of technical compliance principles to establish a recently developed function that will deliver an effective organization-wide compliance program. To accomplish these goals, the Director will need to possess a strong understanding of compliance best practices, and be able to exhibit creativity and strategic thinking in designing and implementing a framework that will enable the organization to effectively identify and manage its

internal and external requirements. The Director will be expected to act as a champion for fostering a culture of compliance in the organization. In particular, challenging existing negative perceptions of the compliance field, and demonstrating the benefits and value that a compliance practice can bring to WVI. This will include driving adherence to policy management standards, chairing the policy oversight committee, and advising stakeholders on policy development and revision. This role will also advise and support mandatory employee compliance training programmes ensuring a high degree of quality. This role will lead and support a network of Compliance Champions throughout the

organization who will act as focal points for their individual offices in leading the implementation and maintenance of local compliance functions and a compliance framework and monitoring tool.


  • Chair the policy coordination committee and act as a subject matter expert on policy management standards to ensure existing and new policies are in alignment.

  • Partner with a wide range of stakeholders and policy owners to advise on policy management and development best practices.

  • Maintain a network of partners and compliance champions throughout the organization to implement and support the Field Office Compliance Framework and monitoring tool.

  • Act in an advisory capacity to ensure employee training programmes and communications are effective at educating employees on expected behaviours.

  • Develop and deliver regular reporting to senior leadership and/or the Board on the effectiveness of the compliance program, highlighting any significant gaps requiring intervention.

  • Within the context of NGO Compliance practitioners and networking groups, act as a leader in developing sharing innovative best practices in place in World Vision.


  • Bachelor degree in finance, business, project management, security or related discipline.

  • Minimum of 8 to 10 years of work experience leading a compliance programme or related function.

  • Membership in a global compliance institute/organization.

  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experience in developing and implementing strategies that produce results.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills in setting strategic goals, measures of success and priorities.

  • Ability to understand and align cross-functional strategic priorities.

  • Knowledge and experience in managing a compliance function.

  • Ability to effectively engage with executive level management in championing compliance and implementing it as relatively new discipline in the organization.

  • Experience in managing stakeholders and business units to achieve results.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Externally recognized compliance certification or qualification preferred.

  • International and/or prior experience working with an INGO.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.

Procurement Solutions Centre Director

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

*For WV internal applicants only.

*Please submit your CV in English.


The Procurement Solutions Centre Director (PSC) will develop and implement strategy for, and lead the global Procurement/Supply Chain function for the organization to optimize the delivery of products and services through strategic sourcing and category management. The PSC Director will co-lead all Regional Supply Chain Directors and indirectly lead the Supply Chain function for National Offices. This will include recruitment, performance management, talent development and operational priorities and execution. This position also supervises the Global Center Buyers, and the Global Grant and Supply Chain Compliance Director, and connected functions.


  • Develop and execute the global Procurement strategy including strategic sourcing, category management, and procurement risk management.

  • Manage vendor and stakeholder relationships, including contract negotiations and performance.

  • Partner and collaborate with the ProVision team to optimize functionality of processes and tools.

  • Lead and manage GC buyers and staff to be accountable for effective and efficient delivery of goods/services at the best possible prices.

  • Negotiate contracts and monitor vendor performance.

  • Lead annual procurement planning process with GC and field stakeholders. Provide market analysis and advise to stakeholders for effective decision-making.

  • Lead and manage the Global Grant and Supply Chain Compliance Director and function.

  • Co-lead and manage with the Regional SDOs the six Regional Supply Chain Directors, to deliver on the Supply Chain strategies that support global field operations.

  • Develop and implement Supply Chain standards, performance metrics/KPI's, and strategy.

  • Identify and implement continuous improvements to simplify processes and drive operational excellence.

  • Build capacity and bench strength of the global supply chain function.

  • Identify and track key performance indicators and operational targets for GC and Field procurement that align with leadership expectations and goals, including but not limited spend analysis, negotiated savings, on-time payments, etc.

  • Develop and deliver dashboard reporting tool for leadership showing progress against goals.

  • Develop, implement and manage annual global Procurement budgets and cost recovery targets (procurement fee).


  • Masters' degree in supply chain management, business administration or comparable experience required.

  • Professional certificate in purchasing, transportation and/or logistics and current member of CSCMP, CILT, CAPS or CIPS strongly preferred.

  • Proficiency in contract negotiations, audit procedures, legal regulations. Basic understanding of accounting principles.

  • Budgeting and cost center management, including forecasting and cost recovery.

  • 15 years experience in sourcing, supply chain management or comparable field.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience in complex and multi-faceted work environment.

  • Able to lead a virtual and/or matrix team effectively.

  • Expertise in developing and implementing a global procurement strategy.

  • Clear conceptual and critical thinker who can convert ideas into outcomes.

  • Master negotiator.

  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills.

  • Project Management.

  • Fluent in English (written and oral).

  • Additional language desired, but not required.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Lean-Six Sigma training or certification preferred but not required. Project Management certification preferred but not required.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • May to travel up to 25-30% domestically and internationally.

  • Capacity to work from home, requiring flexibility in working hours over a range of WV timezones, and to do so effectively.