World Vision International

Job Opportunities in Central African Republic

Installé en Répubique Centrafricaine depuis Mars 2014, le Bureau World Vision intervient dans toute la République Centrafricaine et s’occupe des questions relatives à la santé, à la nutrition, à l’éducation, à l’eau et à l’assainissement, à la protection des enfants et à l’assistance alimentaire. World Vision sert toutes les personnes, sans distinction de religion, de race, d’origine ethnique ou de genre.

World Vision in Central African Republic has worked with the vulnerable children of CAR, their families and communities, since 2014. Currently, World Vision CAR has a commitment to bring hope and help to children in the country through a range of holistic, integrated projects, such as WASH, Health, Nutrition, Education and Child Protection. World Vision in CAR strives to promote change and improve well-being regardless of religion, race, ethnicity and gender.

Thank you for your interest in working with World Vision in Central African Republic!

People & Culture (HR) Director, WV Central African Repubic

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

To provide strategic leadership to WV Central African Republic Emergency Response in the area of people management & organizational development in order to optimize organizational performance, fulfill World Vision mission, vision, core values and contribute to the measurable improvement of the well-being of vulnerable children and communities in Central African Republic.

The People & Culture (HR) Director is primarily responsible for ensuring, developing and promoting P&C strategy, leadership development and sustainability, staff and organizational well-being, performance and accountability culture, diverse and talented workforce with the right set of mindset and behaviors, internal and external networking for greater impact and a professional and sustainable P&C function in the organization.

The P&C Director is an active member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Communicate World Vision's Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Ensuring Strategy Development and Execution:

  • Provide strategic guidance and input to the senior leadership team in the alignment and execution of the Emergency Response Strategy and business plans with Our Promise.

  • Develop and implement the People and Culture (P&C) strategy and business plan in support of and in alignment with country, regional and global strategic priorities.

  • Spearhead the monitoring and reporting of people & culture metrics related to talent acquisition, development, retention, performance management, employee engagement and organizational leadership.

  • Advise and support the Response Director and the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) in engagement on critical issues relating to attraction, development, deployment, retention and separation of staff.

  • Serve and contribute as a member of the Crisis Management Team to ensure safety and security of staff and serve as a member of the National Disaster Management Team.

Promoting Leadership Quality and Sustainability:

  • Build the capacity, depth and breadth of Central Africa Republic Office and Projects leadership to meet the evolving leadership needs, to realise Our Promise and to enable transformational mindsets and behaviours.

  • Identify and nurture globally, regionally and in-country mobile talent to support leadership and career development, succession planning and retention of high potential managers and leaders in fragile and conflict areas and to prepare a pipeline for future leadership for grants.

  • Design and spread head the capacity development of staff to prepare staff to work the required mindset and behaviors in most vulnerable areas.

  • Design and execute an orientation and on-boarding strategy that will enable staff to understand the Our Promise Strategy, its implications on World Vision fragile context program and prepare with the right mindset and behaviors to address the needs of grants management.

Ensuring Staff Engagement and Well-Being:

  • Maximise staff well-being to enable staff to embrace the opportunities and challenges in meeting Our Promise. Contextualise, promote and support systems, services and programs for staff well-being.

  • Execute the Our Voice survey and leverage the results to enhance Staff and Organisational Well-being. Together with the senior leadership team, plan and drive measurable improvements in Organisational Leadership, Culture, Agility and Effectiveness.

  • Strengthen the quality of Staff Care and Peer Support interventions especially in fragile, response and conflict areas.

  • Identify the organizational culture gaps and plan culture change interventions to promote leadership and staff mindset & behaviour changes to deliver our promise to the most vulnerable children.

  • Design and execute compensation and benefits strategy, systems and processes in alignment to Our Promise that enable the organization to attract and retain required staff for fragile contexts.

Promoting Accountability and Performance Culture:

  • Maximize accountability for Organizational culture, agility, and effectiveness which drives high performance and realization of Our Promise.

  • Lead structure realignment processes to match program requirements, including pre-positioning for emergency responses.

  • Promote a culture of diversity and encourage spiritual development of Christian leaders, promote interfaith principles and values and oneness among Christian and staff of other faith.

  • Spearhead the performance management process, strengthen the quality of performance and promote career conversations in the office.

  • Review and contextualize global and regional P&C Policies to CAR Office P&C policies for International assignees and national staff and ensure its alignment with CAR labor laws.

  • Regular monitoring and strengthening of internal controls related to staff safety, hiring and separation processes, payroll management, employee relations.

  • Ensure people management risks are identified and the organization regularly reviews and implements adequate risk mitigation measures. Strengthen the risk mitigation measures for Central Africa Republic Emergency Response.

  • Provide leadership in educating staff on employee relations and investigations protocol and ensure cases are managed confidentially and promptly.

  • Oversee grievance management, corrective and disciplinary actions in line with organizational policies.

Developing Capable and available Workforce:

  • Spearhead the acquisition and prepositioning of a diverse and talented workforce using work force planning for upcoming grants.

  • Ensure that the Central African Republic’ recruitment policy, system and processes are well established for acquiring right talents with required competencies, mindsets and behaviors required to realize Our Promise.

  • Ensure monitoring and reporting systems for national & international hires are effectively managed.

  • Promote gender diversity through appropriate identification of talent at all levels.

Developing a Strategic and Professional People & Culture Team:

  • Ensure that the People & Culture function has the required capacity, capability, systems, processes, policies and guidelines to drive transformation of mindsets and behaviours and realisation of Our Promise.

  • Promote a customer centric culture in the People & Culture function, ensuring professionalism and accountability in delivering services to staff and leaders.

  • Provide overall leadership and technical support to the P&C team, coaching and mentoring the team through regular meetings, sharing and monitoring individual plans to support professional growth and development.

  • Design efficient P&C systems and processes with a particular focus on process excellence and ensure that Our People is fully operational with accurate and complete information for decision making.

Promoting External and Internal Coordination:

  • Establish proactive linkages and strategic networks with key International NGOs and other stakeholders at the national and international level for broader impact and also to keep abreast of the ongoing changes in the external environment that affects the fragile context operations.

  • Develop, manage and sustain relationships with Regional and Global Centre P&C functional leads to proactively engage on fragile context peculiarities and its implication on P&C function.

  • Consistently develop and maintain effective working relationships with Regional P&C, SLT and different departments including field based program managers.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Education: Master’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Management or Social Sciences. Master’s Degree in the relevant field is an added advantage.

  • Technical Training qualifications required: Professional qualifications in Human Resource Management or Organisational Development (OD) or Leadership Development.

  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience in a Senior Human Resources Management position in an international organisation.

  • Experience working in conflict and fragile contexts, as applicable.

  • The candidate should have a personal calling, passion for service.

  • Experience working with different country labour laws.

  • Experience in risk management in high risk and sensitive environments.

  • HEAT (hostile environment awareness training) and SRMT (security risk management training) or a UN equivalent.

  • RDMT Training.

  • Enterprise Risk Management Training.

  • Staff Care and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) training.

  • Certification in trauma counselling or certain basic training in this area.

  • Interfaith training.

  • MSTC (or similar trainings on context monitoring).

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Visionary thinking and understanding of humanitarian operations in fragile contexts.

  • Proven record of managing people in a diverse cross-cultural and interfaith settings and initiating and implementing organisational change in restricted and fragile contexts.

  • Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview – Ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.

  • Familiarity with INGO international staffing policies and sound knowledge of Regional/ Country labour laws.

  • Demonstration of well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Highly flexible and agile in style with the ability to produce creative and pragmatic solutions to complex Human Resources problems.

  • Proven conceptual & analytical skills and systems thinking.

  • Agile decision making - knowledge for P&C/global policies at hand to facilitate decisions.

  • Personal resilience in the face of complex and evolving contexts.

  • Proven facilitation skills.

  • Team player.

  • Champions and manages innovation.

  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work.

  • External engagement, internal engagement and networking skills.

  • Very good OD and change management skills especially the ability to design and execute OD interventions in a fragile & grants funding context.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Global Security Advisor

*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.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

Primary role; to design and implement security structures for World Vision International (WVI) Disasters Managements (DM) - Humanitarian Emergency Affairs (HEA) response operations in medium to high risk conflict and fragile contexts in alignment with WVI security policies and procedures that will allow WVI to deliver humanitarian aid & relief programmes securely and in a timely manner while maximizing staff safety.

Secondary role; when directed provide direct and indirect security support across the WVI partnership to support Regional and National Senior Management Teams’ with; Critical Security Incident and/or Crisis Management, Investigations, Civil-Military-Police Coordination, Context Analysis, and Technical Security Advice and Training.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy Development:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of global security strategies for humanitarian emergency response operations. Ensure security management procedures are in alignment with WV Security policy and international best practice.

  • Collaborate with Response Directors to ensure that the response security strategy is appropriately aligned with OCS regional priorities.

Operational Support:

Initial Global Response Operations

  • Deploy as a member of the Global Rapid Response Team (GRRT) in accordance with the WVI Emergency Management System (EMS) in order to establish initial response operations.

  • Provide sound technical assistance to humanitarian response senior management teams in the assessment of security risks and the development of security planning to mitigate assessed threats in accordance with the Terms of Reference as outlined in the WVI EMS manual.

Sustaining Global Response Operations:

  • Deploy to WV operational areas to provide initial security management in emergency situations and to augment existing security management structures as required. Provide guidance for Response Security Managers as required.

  • Review Security Risk Ratings with OCS Analysis Unit and assist in the development of mitigation strategies for responses that are compliant with WV’s Core Security Requirements (CSR).

  • Assess capacity & operational gaps WV’s Core Security Requirements (CSR) in HEA Reponses and develop work plans to implement mitigation strategies in collaboration with Response Security Managers.

  • Support crisis management and business continuity including impact analyses to accurately define critical time-sensitive security activities and assist the design, development, and documentation of work area recovery plans.

Technical Support:

  • Provide ongoing technical support to the HEA Response Security Managers and National Security Managers in the assessment of security risks and the development of security planning to mitigate assessed threats in WV operations.

  • Provide support in the development of operational security and contingency plans as requested by the Office of Corporate OCS, Director of Operations.

  • Work closely with Response Security Managers and Regional Security Directors to provide independent assessment of ‘Medium – High Risk’ response contexts and the application of WV’s security risk rating system.

  • Assist in providing civil-military-police operations policy oversight and technical support to Regional/National senior leadership.

  • Contribute to development of global policies, guidelines and standards relating to security management and provide leadership in contextualizing and mainstreaming them within WV’s global operations.

  • Provide technical support and oversight of incident case management and provision of after action reviews/lessons learned exercises and security investigations for complex and serious cases and ensure knowledge capture.

Capacity Building:

  • Assist in the assessment, development and implementation of global capacity building plan for security management in the context of HEA responses.

  • Engage with Response Managers and HEA staff to raise the awareness of security management as per WV Corporate Security policies.

  • Identify, share / facilitate access to security tools, resources and materials as well as learning and support opportunities for Regional & National Offices. These may include facilitating and conducting training, engagement of trainers, establishing institutional links, identifying opportunities for staff exchange or mentoring.

  • Identify and mentor staff as future Response Security Managers.

Internal/External Liaison & Coordination:

Internal

  • Regular liaison with Response Managers, Response Security Managers (RSM), Regional Security Directors (RSD’s) and other key stakeholders.

  • Act as a strategic link for the promotion of security assessment & planning standards connecting National Offices, Regional Offices, Support Offices and Global Centre.

  • Regularly liaise with WV security network on emerging security issues and provide analysis on potential impact on WV operations.

  • Actively contribute to partnership forums, working Groups and networks related to security management.

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

External

  • Regular liaison with the United Nations (UN) security departments, other INGO security departments and agencies to include international security forums and security centers of excellence to develop best practices and lessons learned.

Knowledge Management:

  • Participate in the process of continuous learning on international best practice in security management & analysis and identify tools and processes that can be implemented into WV operations globally.

  • Encourage mutual learning on security management issues within the region and globally.

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

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

General:

  • Support activities that will enrich and develop World Vision’s Core Values.

  • Practice an inclusive leadership style that will be a role model for staff, peers and others.

  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Partnership Leader.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree in Security Management, Risk Management, Strategic Studies, International Relations or Emergency Management. (General Management studies also considered); or

  • Previous experience in the professional security arena (INGO, Corporate, Military, Law Enforcement, or Emergency Services).

  • Sound knowledge of INGO security practices with proven experience in Security Risk Assessments (SRA), security planning and crises management in the humanitarian context.

  • Understanding of setting threat or risk levels for specific contexts, considering the strategic and tactical situation as applied to humanitarian response operations.

  • Internationally recognized qualifications in Risk Management or Business Continuity would be an advantage.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree in Security Management, Risk Management, Strategic Studies, International Relations or Emergency Management. General Management studies also considered; or

  • Previous experience in the professional security arena (INGO, Corporate, Military, Law Enforcement, or Emergency Services).

  • Sound knowledge of INGO security practices with proven experience in Security Risk Assessments (SRA), security planning and crises management in the humanitarian context.

  • 5+ yrs in a relevant security management role in INGO, Private or Govt Sectors.

  • International security management experience in humanitarian disaster responses.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel internationally up to 40% of the time.

  • Must be prepared to travel to ‘high risk’ security environments at short notice.

  • Will be expected to manage high stress security events.

  • Flexibility in work hours is expected.

Senior Technical Advisor, Social and Behaviour Change

*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.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The TSO Senior Technical Advisor (STA) for Social and Behaviour Change position provides high quality technical assistance to clients in trainings, assessments, programme design, execution, monitoring, evaluation and scale-up of social & behavioural change (SBC) tools, core project models and sector approaches in alignment with World Vision’s (WV) strategy to improve child well-being (CWB) impact. This includes all aspects of grant acquisition and management for foundations, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors including facilitation, partnering with peer organizations and private sector engagement as per needs defined by Field Office, Regional, Support Office and Global Centre clients. The STA

will continue to learn and grow in technical expertise to provide best in class service while building capabilities of team members for SBC. This position may require travel up to 30%. The Senior Technical Advisor reports to the Health Technical Director with a matrix relationship to the Global Sector Lead, Health & Nutrition.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Senior Technical Advisor

Policies, Standards and Guidance:

  • Upon assignment, TA refines terms of reference with clear objectives, timeline, role & responsibilities and deliverables.

  • Provides high quality technical assistance to Field Offices for programme design, monitoring and evaluation, with a concentration on SBC tools (e.g. Barrier Analysis, Trials of Improved Practices [TIPS], positive deviance inquiries) and SBC CPMs (e.g. Nurturing Care Groups).

  • Co-creates and develops new project models and sector approaches in collaboration with and as per the requests from the Global Center (GC) Sector Lead.

  • Co-creates and develops online training resources (e.g. asynchronous Barrier Analysis and NCG trainings; smaller narrated presentations on SBC).

  • Provides technical assistance to Field Offices (FO) to contextualize and adapt project models and sector approaches, and to apply SBC-related tools, to their contexts.

  • Conducts technical reviews and provides consulting in response to requests from FO, Support Offices (SO), Regional Offices (RO) or GC clients.

  • Engage with leading global practitioners and donors to learn, share, develop and communicate external best practices and standards aligned with WV strategy, Our Promise (OP).

  • Using best practices, innovative thinking and cutting-edge technical expertise, TA provides insight and practical ideas for adaptive design of core project models, donor and partner models and next generation approaches.

  • Contribute to FO,s strategy design, and sector Technical Programme (TP) process based on a service request.

Staff Capability:

  • Work alongside Global Centre and Field Office staff to build understanding of WV’s global sectoral approaches and core project models and global best practices and lessons learned.

  • Provides training to clients as requested, including using data to inform decision making.

  • Mentors and coaches technical staff across sectors.

  • Contribute to the development of learning pathways for technical staff across sectors.

  • Identify best practices and lessons learned from program implementation, document and share to Community of Practice (COP) as needed.

  • Participate in sector COP.

Innovation/Research:

  • Influence Global Centre and field implementation teams with innovative and promising approaches.

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

  • Lead or support the development of articles, presentations, manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, and other products that contribute to World Vision’s technical brand in alignment with relevant external engagement strategies.

Programme Design:

  • Provide technical expertise for all aspects of programme design (including win themes, theory of change development, logframe, proposal coordination and writing etc.) based on data, to enhance impact and evidence of impact.

  • Develop research agendas for inclusion in grants to enhance evidence of impact.

  • Lead, facilitate or participate in assessments.

  • Lead or participate in developing winning programme design and resultant proposals for grant donors as per requests from clients including developing alternative approaches.

  • Support FOs in developing capacity statement.

  • Acts as key technical personnel of grant funded programmes for Field Offices during start-up or transition phases.

Programme Implementation:

  • Facilitate and/or participate in learning events.

  • Document lessons learned and generate stories of impact.

  • Ensure FO TP designs meet organizational standards.

  • Influence decision makers and technical specialists across the partnership, (especially in FOs and SOs) for continuous Programme Quality and quality improvements using programme data.

  • Lead and/or participate in programme assessments and evaluations and provide inputs and advice.

  • Assist with scale-up of core project model implementation in FOs, in alignment with strategy.

TSO Business Processes

Knowledge Management and Communications:

  • Contributes to organizational learning through active engagement and leadership within internal and external COPs, especially WV’s existing SBC CoP and the CORE Group SBCWG.

  • Share client engagement best practices across TSO.

Professional Development:

  • Commitment to ongoing learning for 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 FO clients.

External Engagement:

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

  • Represent WV in external conferences, donor meetings, technical forum, etc. as requested by clients.

Admin:

  • Maintain projects in Workfront.

  • Complete travel bookings and expense reports.

  • Ensure internal information management systems are updated and maintained.

  • Complete required Compliance Trainings.

  • Participate in team meetings and communication.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Senior technical specialist.

  • 5 years (min) field level and headquarters experience.

  • Master’s degree in relevant technical area of specialization (MPH preferred).

  • Trained in Designing for Behaviour Change or Barrier Analysis (5 day minimum course) and the Care Group Approach (5 day minimum course).

  • Knowledge of multiple behaviour change models.

  • Substantive grant experience required.

  • Practitioner/contributor DME experience preferred.

  • Fragile context or humanitarian experience ideal.

  • Language skills appropriate to geographic assignment’.

  • Training / adult learning as a required capability.

  • Multi-regional experience, multiple contexts, multiple languages.

  • Strong experience in building competencies for Social and Behaviour change across contexts (fragile, development, urban) and across sectors (health, nutrition, child protection, WASH and others).

  • Strong experience in training field staff and others in Barrier Analysis or Designing for Behaviour Change, and the Care Group approach. Training experience with Make Me a Change Agent a plus.

  • Strong experience in grants acquisition and management with bilateral and multilateral donors as defined in attached GAM competency overview.

  • Experience in programming, grant implementation and management.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Masters Degree in a relevant area (MPH preferred).

  • Second language proficiency.

  • Networked with deep knowledge of the sector and the significant actors.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Early Childhood Development Technical Advisor, TSO

*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.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Early Childhood Development Technical Advisor (TA) position provides high quality technical assistance to clients in assessments, programme design, execution, monitoring, evaluation and scale-up of core project models and sector approaches in alignment with World Vision’s (WV) strategy to improve child well-being (CWB) impact, specifically in the life cycle of early childhood development (8 years old and below). This includes all aspects of grant acquisition and management for foundations, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors including facilitation, partnering with peer organizations and private sector engagement as per needs defined by Field Office, Regional, Support Office (SO) and Global Centre (GC) clients. The TA will continue to learn and grow in technical expertise to provide best in class service for Early Childhood Development. This position will travel up to 30% for client requests and where possible for the individual. The TA reports to the sector Technical Director.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Field Office and Regional Office Assignments

Programme Design:

  • Provide high quality technical assistance to Field Offices for programme design, monitoring and evaluation in ECD programmes.

  • Provide technical expertise for all aspects of ECD programme design (including win themes, theory of change development, logframe, proposal coordination and writing etc.) based on data, to enhance impact and evidence of impact.

  • Develop research agendas for inclusion in grants to enhance evidence of impact using global tools and standards related to early childhood development milestones and environments.

  • Lead, facilitate or participate in assessments.

  • Lead or participate in developing winning ECD programme design and resultant proposals for grant donors as per requests from clients including developing alternative approaches.

  • Support Field Offices in developing capacity statement and

  • Acts as key technical personnel of grant funded programmes for Field Offices during start-up or transition phases.

Programme Implementation:

  • Ensure Field Offices ECD programme designs meet organizational standards.

  • Influence decision makers and technical specialists across the partnership, for continuous Programme Quality and quality improvement using programme data.

  • Lead and/or participate in programme assessments and evaluations and provide inputs and advice.

  • Assist with scale-up of core project model implementation in FOs, in alignment with strategy.

Innovation and Learning:

  • Influence Global Centre and field implementation teams with innovative and promising approaches.

  • Facilitate and/or participate in learning events.

  • Document lessons learned and generate stories of impact.

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

  • Participate in Regional COP (Community of Practice) or learning networks relevant to the sector.

Staff Capability:

  • Work alongside Field Office staff to build understanding of WV’s global sectoral approaches and core project models and global best practices and lessons learned.

  • Provides training (virtual or in country) to clients as requested, including using data to inform decision making.

  • Mentors and coaches technical staff in FOs and SOs.

  • Contribute to the development of learning pathways for technical staff.

Global Centre Engagement and Assignments

Project Model Guidance and Adaptation:

  • Co-creates and develops new project models and sector approaches in collaboration with and as per the requests from the Global Center (GC) Sector Team.

  • Using best practices, innovative thinking and cutting-edge technical expertise, TA provides insight and practical ideas for adaptive design of core project models, donor and partner models and next generation approaches.

Research:

  • Lead or support the development of articles, presentations and other products that contribute to World Vision’s technical brand in alignment with relevant external engagement strategies and donor needs.

Personal Development, TSO Core and Domains

Professional Development:

  • Commitment to ongoing learning for professional development and growth.

  • Engage with leading global practitioners and donors to learn, share, develop and communicate external best practices and standards aligned with WV strategy, Our Promise (OP).

TSO Systems and Knowledge Management:

  • Lead or participate in a TSO Domain/GAM CORE team.

  • Serve as a Core Project Model or Approach ‘Hero’ for your sector team.

Administration and Management

TSO Business Processes & CREDO

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 FO clients.

External Engagement:

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

  • Represent WV in external conferences, donor meetings, technical forum, etc. as requested by clients.

Admin:

  • Maintain projects in Workfront.

  • Complete travel bookings and expense reports.

  • Ensure internal information management systems are updated and maintained.

  • Complete required Compliance Trainings.

  • Participate in team meetings and communication.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Mid-level/senior ECD technical specialist.

  • 5 years (min) field level and headquarters experience.

  • Master’s degree in relevant technical area of specialization related to early childhood development.

  • Substantive grant experience required.

  • DME experience preferred.

  • Fragile context or humanitarian experience ideal.

  • Proficient in English.

  • French or Spanish is ideal.

  • Training / adult learning as a required capability.

  • Multi-regional experience, multiple contexts.

  • Strong experience in grants acquisition and management with bilateral and multilateral donors as defined in attached GAM competency overview.

  • Experience in programming, grant implementation and management.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Masters Degree in a relevant subject.

  • Second language proficiency.

  • Networked with deep knowledge of the sector and the significant actors.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Chief Operating and Technology Officer (COTO)

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

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Chief Operating and Technology Office (COTO) will work in partnership with the VisionFund Network (total staff of approx. 7,200) to seek to impact 4m children per year, currently, and up to 30m by 2030. The role will support the Vision Fund International (VFI) President and CEO and the Regions in delivering an Annual Operating Plan of Net Income before Donations, of circa USD5m+. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the COTO drives Operational Excellence and digital transformation through change management initiatives that build the capacity of the 28 MFIs to deliver on Our Promise and on VisionFund’s 2030 strategy. As a Christian leader, the COTO will develop and build a strong team to

ensure a coordinated delivery of MFI and client centric products, services and expertise to support the field operations and drive efficiency.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Senior Leadership Team membership and global responsibilities:

  • Be a core member of VFI senior leadership team and contribute towards the overall progress of the ministry.

  • Foster an organizational culture of Performance, Operational Excellence and Accountability based on VisionFund/World Vision Core Values, vision and mission.

  • Ensure ongoing change management and strategic priorities drive resource allocation that can deliver increased impact and target benefits, in alignment with global priorities and strategy.

  • Role modelling Christian Leadership and Core Values.

  • Represent the organisation in the global governance structure (VFI Board and Committees).

Strengthen operations and build capacity in the MFIs by developing global standards, Operational Excellence and digital transformation:

Lead on Operational Excellence by ensuring strategic, responsive and coordinated provision of global products and services to the VisionFund:

Network through a range of teams:

  • Technology and Digital Transformation

  • Data Management

  • Product Delivery and Execution

  • Sales and Branch Productivity

  • Frontline staff training

Operationalise and ensure ongoing application of an efficient framework for strategic initiatives and business processes implementation and the coordination of all stakeholders’ efforts.

Eliminate siloes and foster cross-collaboration to achieve effectivess programmes that support MFIs’ day-to-day field operations.

Develop and support the deployment of product and service offerings that facilitate the realisation of our strategy.

Deliver simple, efficient, innovative and secure technology & operational services to the Network that mitigate operational risk and increase efficiency.

Develop and leverage centres of excellence that drive operational excellence and deliver excellent client experience to create clear distinctives for VisionFund and value for clients.

Strengthen and increase MFI productivity across the VisionFund Network through a coordinated approach with regional and country teams.

Develop and drive digital transformation and data services throughout the organisation, setting the vision and drawing stakeholders together on this journey.

Leadership, guidance and support to the Team for personal/team development and wellbeing (personal, professional and spiritual):

  • Inspire and align leaders of the various teams and influence the performance of the same.

  • Nurture the spiritual and professional development of direct reports and team members.

  • Instill and encourage a strong servant and service culture in leaders and their teams; role modelling Christian Leadership and Core Values.

  • Provide feedback and coaching to direct reports and team members.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • COO experience or strong operating skills in microfinance or banking delivering operational excellence.

  • 15+ years’ work experience in a global, matrix-managed organisation.

  • 5+ years’ experience managing people at a senior level.

  • Experience delivering digital transformation (especially core banking systems and digital solutions).

  • Experience working in a multinational and multicultural environment with proven cross-cultural effectiveness.

  • Consultancy experience (internal or external) is desirable and a proven ability for spotting improvement opportunities and making those happen in a complex and dynamic environment.

  • Solid strategic leadership skills preferably gained in financial services, microfinance experience an advantage.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills and strong at influencing.

  • Able to lead and manage a virtual team.

  • Ability to analyze, recommend solutions, mentor and guide people.

  • Proven organisational skills and able to ability to manage change programmes.

  • Must be able to simultaneously manage multiple priorities, projects and stakeholders.

  • A minimum of a university degree (ideally a Master’s degree) in in Finance, Business, Economics, ICT, Engineering or equivalent level of knowledge demonstrated through relevant experience.

  • French or Spanish fluency would be a plus.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Project management experience working to recognized PM methodologies is preferred.

  • French or Spanish fluency would be a plus.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

  • Ability to use computer, attend meetings, travel abroad.

Chief Risk Officer, VisionFund International

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

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Chief Risk Officer (‘CRO’) is a newly created senior management role within the Global Centre of VisionFund International, World Vision’s microfinance subsidiary. Reporting directly to the CEO, the CRO is responsible for global enterprise risk management, which includes oversight and leadership of all risks and compliance to policies across the VisionFund network of 28 microfinance institutions (MFIs). The role oversees, among other things, roles accountable for Corporate Governance, Credit Risk Policy, Information Security and Physical Security. To manage this, the CRO will set global risk strategy and oversee, manage and align the risk management frameworks, policies, tools and practices globally. The CRO must also drive a culture in which Risk and Compliance have sufficient voice and are embedded in all key decision-making processes. The Risk function is a strategic function that steers business direction and strategy, and ensures the long-term resilience of VisionFund. The Compliance function is also vital for operations in the MFI network. The CRO will manage a team and attend on the VFI Board committees.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The CRO is responsible for running the Risk and Compliance department. The Risk and Compliance department is the second line of defence for VisionFund to the risks that arise from its operations.

The first line of defence to these risks is the responsibility of operational management within both the MFIs and Global Centre. The Risk and Compliance teams’ responsibilities are therefore to ensure that the MFIs and Global Centre operate with due regard to risk.

The key risks areas within VisionFund include:

  • Operational

  • Liquidity

  • Credit

  • Insurance / other product (E.g. Savings / Remittances)

  • Reputational

  • Capital

  • Strategic

  • Mission

  • Country

  • People

  • Legal Compliance / Regulatory

  • External Risk

  • Technology

The management of these risks is achieved via the below responsibilities.

Maintain and develop the risk management strategy, policy, frameworks, tools and practices:

  • Guide and support internal VFI departments and teams with risk mapping and the development risk mitigation plans.

  • Responsible for the periodic review of the effectiveness VisionFund’s risk management infrastructure.

  • In conjunction with the CEO and Audit & Risk Committee, defines and sets VFI’s Risk Appetite and Risk Profile at a global level and works with local in-country Boards for the local businesses to underpin VisionFund’s strategy and plans.

  • Ensure that VisionFund has an approved written risk management strategy, policy and frameworks which are consistent with the VisionFund business strategies, capital strength and management expertise.

Ensure appropriate implementation of the strategy and policies globally – both at MFI and Global Centre level:

  • Oversee the implementation of and adherence to risk control frameworks, policies and business standards aligned with VisionFund policies and procedures in risk.

  • Provide appropriate guidance, challenge and advice to the MFIs’ executive management on all risks that they own and that they have accountability to manage.

  • Responsible for training in risk management globally.

  • Manage the development and regular testing of VisionFund Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans and ensure that they are formally approved by the Board of Directors. Report on all events on system failures and other emergency issues.

  • Ensure appropriate global minimum standards of credit are adhered to by all MFIs and establish and enforce appropriate credit risk limits and credit product structuring.

Monitoring and reporting of compliance with VisionFund’s risk policies and frameworks:

  • Work with Internal Audit to ensure that the risk based audit approach taken is not susceptible to gaps in the risk management process. As part of the continuous improvement loop, participate in internal audit finding reviews to help identify areas of existing or potential risk to be addressed.

  • Monitoring risks should be a continuous process and undertaken on a formal and informal basis. The CRO is responsible for keeping abreast of activities globally that may impact on the ability of VisionFund to operate successfully.

  • Develop regular risk reporting for each function that provides functional heads with the quantitative measures identified with respect to risk exposure and control compliance.

  • Perform stress testing and modelling of risks where appropriate.

  • In the event that the risk indicators are outside of established limits, or there is a breach of controls, discuss and document the specific issues with the functional heads responsible. All such failings must be highlighted in any risk reports at both Executive Management and Board levels. In addition, the CRO should ensure that Internal Audit are alerted.

  • Prepare a monthly and quarterly risk reports for use at the Senior Management meetings, Management Risk Committee and Board ARC Committee that provides an overview of the risks faced by VisionFund together with recommended actions where appropriate. The report should include a monthly risk dashboard that provides key risk indicators with respect to risk exposure (against defined limits) and control compliance as well as stress testing results. Such reports should also provide a view and opinion of the ratios over defined time periods e.g. weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually.

Ensure that Risk and Compliance considerations are properly reflected in the decision-making processes of VisionFund. Represent Risk and Compliance in these processes:

  • Work to feed in the voice of Risk in developing VFI's Finance and Business strategies including integration between the VFI and MFI strategies, business and financial plans. Working with the Regional Finance teams, ensure the development of the MFI strategies and plans are aligned to VFI Risk tolerances and appetites, and are achievable.

  • Responsible for consulting and advising on actions to address significant risk issues and events, table recommendations to the risk committee for approvals.

Executive committee participation in board committees and appropriate management committees.

The CRO is also responsible for the good corporate governance of VisonFund. This is achieved by designing and implementing an appropriate governance framework; managing the formation of and appointments to boards and committees;

designing and managing the use of delegated authorities; and developing the monitoring procedures to ensure adherence.

In collaboration with OCS, responsible for the development and implementation of a corporate security strategy for MFIs and VF network.

Responsible for the day-to-day management of the Risk and Compliance teams:

  • Lead, manage and develop talent for future organisational needs.

  • Ensure all work and influence is in alignment with VisionFund's vision and mission, and that World Vision's values are embedded in everything done.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Minimum 15 + years' experience in banking or financial institutions, specifically with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in risk management and compliance at a senior management level.

  • 5+ years’ experience in a Credit policy / underwriting / Credit operations / MIS function.

  • Broad risk management knowledge including fraud and operational risk management and the ability to lead risk governance and control through recognized frameworks.

  • Experience of operating at senior management and board level.

  • Proven ability to develop and implement risk strategy in a multinational organisation.

  • Experience of compliance and regulatory environments.

  • Ability to be cross culturally sensitive through awareness of cultural differences, persuasive with good negotiating style to achieve the buy in of key stakeholders and partners.

  • Must have high integrity and must be approachable.

  • Professionally Qualified Accountant and/or other relevant qualifications such as masters or MBA.

  • English fluency.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Graduate from an International Business School (Master's level).

  • Microfinance and loan underwriting experience.

  • International experience in emerging/developing markets.

  • Experience of chairing executive committees.

  • Knowledge of either French or Spanish.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

  • Ability to use computer, attend meetings, travel abroad.

Global Asset Management Director

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

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Global Asset Management Director (GAMD) is a new role within VisionFund International (VFI) Global Finance.

Reporting to the CFO of VFI and managing a team of five employees, the GAMD has responsibility for the VFI global balance sheet and ensuring it is aligned behind the Our Livelihoods Promise strategy. The GAMD will manage and coordinate the asset and liability sides of VFI's balance sheet together with the treasury processes of the Group. As well as 'running the bank' and liaising with WV Treasury, this role will also centrally drive and oversee global liquidity and solvency in the field and improve the Group's treasury systems and processes to ensure efficiency and informed decision making.

This is a key strategic role to achieving the 2030 Strategy.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversight of both the Global Debt Capital Management function (responsible for the raising and management of external finance) and the Global Investment Management function (responsible for the deployment of that finance around the

  • Network). A key element of the role is to ensure that these asset and liability sides of the balance sheet are effectively managed and coordinated.

  • For liability side, the GAMD must ensure that the Group is appropriately and efficiently funded. This includes ensuring that relationships with external lenders are maintained and developed; ensuring that new funds are effectively and

  • efficiently sourced; and managing the debt at MFI level. A strong working relation should also develop with the Fundraising/Grants teams.

  • For the asset side, the GAMD must ensure that capital (whether debt or equity) is effectively deployed within the MFIs in a way that assists in maximising impact. A strong working relation should develop between the GAMD’s team and the

  • Regional Heads and MFI management to ensure that their regulatory capital and liquidity needs are appropriately serviced. The GAMD must ensure a rigorous, objective and transparent decision making process.

  • Overall responsibility for VFI cash flow and capital forecasting, including driving effective central oversight of MFI liquidity and capital levels.

  • The GAMD is responsible for the management of the interest rate and FX risk that arises around the group, including risks relating to debt and investments.

  • Ensure that all regular and ad hoc reporting on treasury is carried out with sufficient quality and timeliness.

  • Ensure the function staff receive appropriate training in treasury. Mentor and coach the team to ensure their well being and effectiveness.

  • A key member of both the ALCO and IISC committees.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • A minimum of 15 years professional relevant experience; a minimum of 10 years external experience working in the treasury or capital markets functions of a multinational organization, preferably at a Group level.

  • Debt capital markets experience including the issuance of a variety of debt instruments and managing the debt investor relationships that arise from that.

  • Design and management of the intra-group funding strategy of a financially regulated group to assist in the movement of capital around the group.

  • Management of balance sheet risk including interest rate risk, liquidity risk and foreign exchange risk.

  • Must be cross culturally sensitive as will work with associates from every area of the world.

  • Able to balance Christian values with commercial practices.

  • MCT (or equivalent treasury qualification) or CFA (or equivalent asset management qualification) qualified.

  • MBA preferred.

  • CPA/ACA (or equivalent) accounting qualification preferred.

  • Fluency in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Good project management and organizational skills; a balanced and respectful approach to teams' differing responsibilities; excellent communication, presentation and influencing skills in both oral and written forms; effective coach - able to train people in VisionFund policies and procedures formally and informally; solid understanding of financial reporting and performance measurements and planning/forecasting; and consulting skills to be able to analyze, recommend solutions, mentor and direct people.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel up to 15% of the time.

Finance Operations and Transformation Director

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

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Finance Operations and Transformation Director (FOTD) is a new role within VisionFund International (VFI) Global Finance.

Reporting to the CFO and leading a team of nine, the FOTD has responsibility for VFI global financial operations and ensuring alignment behind the Our Livelihoods Promise strategy, including adoption of digital technologies. The FOTD will lead VFI's finance strategy, accounting, reporting and planning functions, and ensure global finance functions are effective and continuously improving. Leading external and internal projects, the role will drive transformation of financial systems and processes globally. The role uses strong relationship mgt, influencing and coordination skills.

This is a key strategic role to achieving the 2030 Strategy.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create VFI's first (and lead the execution of the) Global Finance Strategy globally, including transform digitally.

  • Responsible for monthly management accounts process globally. Responsible for the production of the annual financial report and for the production of reporting to the Board and executive management, including use of data visualization.

  • Ensure that appropriate accounting policies are developed and adhered to globally, running a team that is a technical center of excellence.

  • Lead global planning and budgeting processes at GC and MFI levels to ensure plans are centered in Strategy, have financial integrity, are achievable and undergo sufficient scrutiny. Responsible for the budget at GC level. This will require continued development and Lean 6 Sigma use on planning processes and models.

  • Lead the development of financial models, forecasting tools, and other analytical tools for budget and other forecasting. Ensure consistency of these different forecasts.

  • Lead and transform the GC 'Business Model' to ensure transparency, legality and fairness, and a balance of long-term GC sustainability with minimal MFI funding, engaging outside consultants/experts.

  • Ensure the GC finance staff receive appropriate related training. Mentor and coach the finance team to ensure their well being, effectiveness and suitable career paths. Work with the regional finance directors in the control over and update of the global VFI Finance Manual into the MFIs.

  • Provide management with ad hoc and strategic reporting and analysis to assist in the decision making process, including engaging on Corp. Fin./M&A matters with consultants.

  • Lead financial system adoption and ongoing management globally (including G/L, data warehousing, treasury), liaising with external consultants. Lead process improvement initiatives that promote financial visibility, process efficiency and project mgt accountability, with emphasis on standardization of policies/processes.

  • Oversee global External Audit engagement and appointment, with Audit Partner as point of contact. Lead country level External Auditor teams. Work with MFI management and hold them accountable for resolving identified audit issues.

  • Responsible for the ongoing administrative management of GC investments, liabilities, treasury payments and procurement. Establish and lead the Finance Business Partner initiative to liaise with and serve other GC dept leaders and MFI CFOs on their needs.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • A minimum of 15 years professional relevant experience; a minimum of 10 years external experience working in the middle-office and back-office functions of a multinational financial organization, preferably at a Group level and at a

  • Controller/Treasurer level.

  • Must have experience of transforming systems and processes in a multinational organization, preferably implementation of treasury/accounting systems.

  • Deep financial analysis and accounting understanding, preferably with some audit background.

  • Thorough knowledge and extensive experience in the microfinance and/or banking sectors.

  • Must have experience working with, engaging (hiring/firing) and leading external consultants (software providers, implementation providers, auditors, project mgt).

  • Must be cross culturally sensitive as will work with associates from every area of the world.

  • Flexibility on hours to contact people within wide time zone differences is required.

  • Able to balance Christian values with commercial practices.

  • Post graduate accounting qualification.

  • MBA preferred.

  • CPA/ACA (or equivalent) accounting qualification preferred.

  • Fluency in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Good project management and organizational skills; Proven external engagement and relationship management skills; Balanced and respectful approach to teams' differing responsibilities; excellent communication, presentation and influencing skills in both oral and written forms; effective coach - able to train people in VisionFund policies and procedures formally and informally; solid understanding of financial reporting and performance measurements and planning/forecasting; and consulting skills to be able to analyze, recommend solutions, mentor and direct people.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel up to 15% of the time.

Technical Advisor, TSO Livelihood

*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.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Technical Service Organisation (TSO) Senior Technical Advisor (STA)/Technical Advisor (TA) position provides high quality technical assistance to clients in assessments, programme design, execution, monitoring, evaluation and scale-up of core project models and sector approaches in alignment with World Vision’s (WV) strategy to improve child well-being (CWB) impact. This includes all aspects of grant acquisition and management for foundations, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors including facilitation, partnering with peer organizations and private sector engagement as per needs defined by Field Office, Regional, Support Office and Global Centre clients. The STA/TA will continue to learn and grow in technical expertise to provide best in class service. This position will travel up to 30% for client requests and where possible for the individual. The Senior Technical Advisor/ TA reports to the sector Technical Director.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Field Office and Regional Office Assignments

Programme Design:

  • Provide high quality technical assistance to Field Offices for programme design, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Provide technical expertise for all aspects of programme design (including win themes, theory of change development, logframe, proposal coordination and writing etc.) based on data, to enhance impact and evidence of impact.

  • Develop research agendas for inclusion in grants to enhance evidence of impact.

  • Lead, facilitate or participate in assessments.

  • Lead or participate in developing winning programme design and resultant proposals for grant donors as per requests from clients including developing alternative approaches.

  • Support FOs in developing capacity statement and Acts as key technical personnel of grant funded programmes for Field Offices during start-up or transition phases.

Programme Implementation:

  • Ensure FO TP designs meet organizational standards.

  • Influence decision makers and technical specialists across the partnership, (especially in FOs and SOs) for continuous Programme Quality and quality improvement using programme data.

  • Lead and/or participate in programme assessments and evaluations and provide inputs and advice.

  • Assist with scale-up of core project model implementation in FOs, in alignment with strategy.

Innovation and Learning:

  • Influence Global Centre and field implementation teams with innovative and promising approaches.

  • Facilitate and/or participate in learning events.

  • Document lessons learned and generate stories of impact.

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

  • Participate in Regional COP (Community of Practice) or learning networks relevant to the sector.

Staff Capability:

  • Work alongside Field Office staff to build understanding of WV’s global sectoral approaches and core project models and global best practices and lessons learned.

  • Provides training (virtual or in country) to clients as requested, including using data to inform decision making.

  • Mentors and coaches technical staff in FOs and SOs.

  • Contribute to the development of learning pathways for technical staff.

Global Centre Engagement and Assignments

Project Model Guidance and Adaptation:

  • Co-creates and develops new project models and sector approaches in collaboration with and as per the requests from the Global Center (GC) Sector Team.

  • Using best practices, innovative thinking and cutting-edge technical expertise, TA provides insight and practical ideas for adaptive design of core project models, donor and partner models and next generation approaches.

Research:

  • Lead or support the development of articles, presentations and other products that contribute to World Vision’s technical brand in alignment with relevant external engagement strategies and donor needs.

Personal Development, TSO Core and Domains

Professional Development:

  • Commitment to ongoing learning for professional development and growth.

  • Engage with leading global practitioners and donors to learn, share, develop and communicate external best practices and standards aligned with WV strategy, Our Promise (OP).

TSO Systems and Knowledge Management:

  • Lead or participate in a TSO Domain/GAM CORE team.

  • Serve as a Core Project Model or Approach ‘Hero’ for your sector team.

Administration and Management

TSO Business Processes & CREDO:

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 FO clients.

External Engagement:

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

  • Represent WV in external conferences, donor meetings, technical forum, etc. as requested by clients.

Admin:

  • Maintain projects in Workfront.

  • Complete travel bookings and expense reports.

  • Ensure internal information management systems are updated and maintained.

  • Complete required Compliance Trainings.

  • Participate in team meetings and communication.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Mid-level/senior technical specialist.

  • 5 years (min) field level and headquarters experience.

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

  • Substantive grant experience preferred.

  • Practitioner DME experience required.

  • Fragile context or humanitarian experience ideal.

  • Language skills appropriate to geographic assignment’.

  • Training / adult learning as a required capability.

  • Multi-regional experience, multiple contents, multiple langages.

  • High level of academic and practical proficiency to undertake all aspects of programme design, monitoring and evaluation including design of tools, conducting complex baseline and end-line evaluations, analysis and report writing in English.

    And or

  • Strong experience in grants acquisition and management with bilateral and multilateral donors as defined in attached GAM competency overview.

  • Experience in programming, grant implementation and management.

  • High proficiency in grant writing.

  • Experience in Agricultural approaches; ideally including fragile context, climate smart, food systems and or nutrition sensitive principles and practice.

  • Experience in value chain and market systems approaches.

    And or

  • Experience with Climate change and environmental adaptation and mitigation approaches.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Qualifications in Agricultural or Environmental and Climate change disciplines.

  • Strong English language, spoken and written proficiency.

  • Masters Degree in a relevant subject.

  • Networked with deep knowledge of the sector and the significant actors.

  • Experience with Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) and or Women’s economic empowerment.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Advisor, Urban Programming

*For WV internal applicants only.

*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.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Urban Programming Advisor works closely with the Technical Director to progress WV’s Transformational Development mandate in urban contexts, stable and fragile. They work directly to support and provide technical guidance to Field, Regional and Support Offices, Global Capitals and select Global Centre teams to improve our impact on the most vulnerable children, youth and families in urban contexts. In Our Promise – Going Further¸ the urban ministry is being scaled up as part of the strategic initiative “Address Vulnerability”. The Urban Programming Advisor will contribute to the realization of the Strategic Initiative through rolling out the Urban Ministry Model and Urban Programme Approach in field offices; building capacities of urban practitioners and support staff from regional offices and TSO; providing technical support on urban programming; leading knowledge management; contributing to organizational change initiatives and supporting external engagement efforts.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Advise on the realization of the urban workstream of the strategic initiative “Address Vulnerability”:

  • Support the development of resources and products required for the Strategic Initiative, including in the lead up to WV Leadership dialogues on urban ministry scale up (such as Strategy Realization Steering Committee, advisory board meetings, Triennial Council and Global Leadership Summit).

  • Co-lead the implementation of WV’s urban ministry scale up plan.

  • Co-lead engagement with other GC departments (Horizon, Global IT, Global GAM, TSO, HR and others as necessary) to implement organizational changes required to support the urban ministry scale up plan.

  • Contribute to the Urban Leadership Team.

Provide technical urban expertise for the continual improvement of WV’s urban programming across the Partnership:

  • Manage and attend to urban programming support requests from field offices.

  • Advise and provide urban programming technical support to offices undergoing strategy refresh, adapting technical programs and project models, and (re)designing, implementing and evaluating urban programs.

  • Develop and ensure up to date urban capacity statements and donor briefs to support grant acquisition and external engagement.

  • Provide additional guidance to grant implementation where lessons are of strategic importance e.g. for program effectiveness, scale up, new adaptation or updating technical guidance.

  • Build capacities of field, regional and support office and relevant GC staff (such as TSO) on urban programming, including on adapting urban programming for COVID-19 response and recovery.

  • Lead the roll out of the urban ministry model e-learning course among field offices and other Partnership entities.

  • Advise the adaptation of project models and sector approaches, when required, to urban fragile and stable contexts.

  • Advise and support the roll out and adaptation of WV’s Fragile Contexts Programming Approach (FCPA) in fragile cities and other fragile urban environments.

Lead Knowledge Management on Urban Programming:

  • Manage the Urban Community of Practice.

  • Lead the development of (compile, contribute to and disseminate) the urban CoP newsletter on quarterly basis.

  • Organize and moderate urban CoP webinars on quarterly basis.

  • Organize urban learning events between field offices based on demand.

  • Develop case studies of innovative, promising urban practices that reflect the key elements of WV's Urban Ministry Model and the intersectionality between urban, fragile, gender, climate action and COVID19.

Support External Engagement:

  • Contribute to the implementation of the urban ministry external engagement plan .

  • Support in the development of products for external engagement and communication materials on WV’s urban practice for use in key global events and among global networks.

  • When needed, represent WV in key global events, networks/alliances and public speaking opportunities.

  • Contribute to updating external facing website with new materials.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • A minimum of 5 years-experience in International Development and Urban Programming.

  • A minimum of 2 years of working on development / humanitarian programmes at the frontline in complex urban environments, including fragile cities.

  • Rich, diverse background in multiple sectors in urban environments.

  • A proven record of collaboration in a cross-cultural setting.

  • Master’s degree in international development, community development, urban planning and management, urbanism, social sciences or other related fields.

Preferred:

  • Strong understanding of the urban development and humanitarian industry and key global urban players.

  • Experience of working with urban communities in stable and fragile developing countries.

  • Strong ability to work autonomously.

  • Strong communication and influencing skills, especially with departmental leaders.

  • Strong analytical, organizational, coordination, planning, facilitation skills.

  • Strong negotiation, decision making and problem-solving skills.

  • Strategic thinking and analytical skills.

  • Understand financial management and resource allocation.

  • Demonstrated collaboration skills and effective relationship management skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills, command of additional languages (especially Spanish) is desirable.

Work Environment/Travel:

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