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World Vision International is a non-profit, international humanitarian relief and development agency, assisting children and families in nearly 130 countries, providing emergency aid, fostering self-reliance and increasing public awareness of poverty around the world.

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IMPORTANT NOTICES:

BACKGROUND CHECKS
As a child focused organisation, World Vision International (WVI) is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES NOT AVAILABLE FOR DISASTERS
At this time, World Vision is not able to offer volunteer opportunities in response to emergency disasters. Please view current employment opportunities (click the "World Vision International Jobs" button above this text) to find long-term emergency relief and recovery positions.

Current Opportunities

MEER Programme Effectiveness Advisor

Position Location will be determined by home country of successful candidate within the Middle East & Eastern European Region (MEER) where WVI is registered to operate.

PROGRAMME EFFECTIVENESS ADVISOR

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The purpose of this position is to support World Vision Middle East/Eastern Europe (MEER) Strategy and Ministry Quality (SMQ) Unit with MEER’s agenda of OP2030 alignment and realization with a strong focus on the Strategic Imperative 2 “Focusing Our Ministry for greater impact.”

The role has following core areas of focus:

  1. To provide strategic support to the SMQ and the MEER Field Offices (FOs) to ensure program quality for impact and enhance FOs capacity to work with evidence in their roles.

  2. To ensure that evidence remains a relevant and credible source of knowledge and a robust platform for the development of the project, program designs and strategy.

  3. Assist in commissioning reliable, robust and quality baseline/evaluation methodologies in compliance with World Vision Ministry Quality standards and guidelines.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Technical support to strengthen FOs’ program quality for impact

  1. Contribute to the process of program quality assurance via methodological review and guidance for relevant program/project designs, baseline/evaluation designs, reports etc.

  2. Advise and support with quality assurance of Transitional Field Offices’ phase-out programming

  3. Help with the strategy and impact reporting in the field per organizational and industry standards as well as donors’ requirements;

  4. Whenever necessary/possible help the FOs, especially in the fragile context, with quantitative and qualitative analysis of data and/or evaluation results to generate relevant evidence;

  5. Close partnership with the RDU (Resource Development Unit), Policy/Advocacy & HEA (Humanitarian Emergency Affairs) colleagues to contribute to the evidence driven fundraising and policy change

  1. Empowering FOs for better quality of impact

  1. Contribute to the ongoing process of the technical capacity building of FOs, especially Fragile Context Offices, for empowering them to design and deliver on high quality program and evidence;

  2. Support FOs to build local capacity in industry standards on strengthening evidence base work and understanding evaluation needs.

  1. Help with the Strategy Realization in MEER

  1. Help with due coordination of the strategy realization planning and implementation processes in MEER FOs

  2. Support with planning & implementation of the PCPR (Program Capability Performance Review) in MEER FOs, especially the due application of the PQSRT application and building on findings

  3. Help with tracking the PCPR/Strategy Realization Action Plan implementation, identifying individual office gaps and needs and contributing to the SMQ Team due follow ups

  1. Other

  1. Perform other duties related to program quality and evidence building as assigned by MEER Strategy and Ministry Quality Director and PDQA Director

  2. Support Strategy and Ministry Director with due implementation of various World Vision initiatives in MEER

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Required Qualifications and Experience

  1. Master’s degree in Development Economics/International Development/Social Science with expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodology, operations research, research methodology.

  2. Direct experience of leading research and evaluation in various development sectors.

  3. Research experience, ability to synthesize and create reports for management, ability to coach others in applying good research methodology.

  4. Strong analytical and English writing skills, and solid understanding of a range of methods for monitoring, evaluation and assessment to promote evidence-based learning and evidence dissemination for multiple stakeholders.

  5. Profound understanding of methodological challenges involved in producing and assuring the quality of qualitative and quantitative data and application of innovative and creative approaches to meet the needs of multiple stakeholders.

  6. Experience in translating technical materials into user-friendly tools and guidance for field programming staff to collect and analyze agreed evidences.

  7. Ability to work with the various team including virtual team members in the field.

  8. Willingness to travel occasionally to WV program offices.

  9. Passion and trust on the power of evidence of impact to generate supports and resources for the realization of child wellbeing.

  10. Proficiency of English

  11. Proficiency of qualitative and quantitative data analysis software (STATA, SPSS, NVivo etc.)

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  1. Able to operate with flexibility and uncertainty

  2. Passionate about the field and the communities that World Vision serves

  3. Sincere interest in connecting sponsors with the challenges and rewards of programming

  4. Sincere interest to make WV a child safe organization

  5. Ability to harmonize disparate interests and achieve results

  6. Commitment to close partnership with field staff

  7. Good experience in leading research and evaluation in different institutions (donors, government, international NGOs or independent consultants) in Middle East and Eastern Europe Region.

  8. Good understanding on WV programs and approach to realize Child Wellbeing expertise in gender-related research and analysis

Risk and Compliance Advisor

* Preferred Position Location: Cyprus. It may also be determined by home country of successful candidate within the Middle East & Eastern European Region (MEER) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The purpose of this position is to provide compliance and risk management oversight across Middle East and Eastern European Region (MEER) and support it as the focal point between Regional Office and National/Response Offices to manage and mitigate the risks achieving WV compliance standards. The role will also provide coverage and assurance that the organization has the required capacity and expertise in these areas to ensure achievement of our ministry goals.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Enterprise Risk Management

  1. Champion the overall risk management process for MEER as a value-added discipline and process, ensuring that all offices have high quality, effective, and agile risk management programmes to ensure business & programme continuity and operational resilience;

  2. Monitor and coordinate all Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) activities of MEER, including identification, measuring, monitoring and mitigation (Risk Assessment process);

  3. Lead and coordinate the roll-out, training, support and overall implementation of the Risk Management Software RISKONNECT and ensure that regional, national and country risk reporting is maintained;

  4. Evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of the risk mitigation efforts and provide timely meaningful feedback to the organization;

  5. Work collaboratively with Internal Audit to ensure that risks are identified for risk based internal audit (RBIA) planning purposes and follow-up/mitigation activities are appropriately evaluated;

  6. Build strong partnerships with all departments across MEERO to understand the risks to their functions and report on it via periodic analysis and ensure that significant and fast moving risks are escalated to leadership on a timely basis.

Strategic Risk analysis

  1. Support the SDO to lead development and implementation of MEER risk management strategies. Ensure risk management processes and procedures are in alignment with the WVI Enterprise Risk Management Framework and the organization’s Risk Appetite Statement;

  2. Monitor and analyse risks within the MEER external context and environment and report on these risks to the Senior Director Operations MEERO and the WVI Director Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance to ensure WVI planning is sensitized;

  3. Support the needs of MEERO with sourcing or developing external and/or additional information to support decision making, analysis and/or support service functions.

Incident Management

  1. Collaborate with MEERO and Global Centre supporting functions (IT, ERM, OCS, Internal Audit, etc.) on the continuing development, implementation and management of the Integrated Incident process/reporting system;

  2. Coordinate the Integrated Incident Management (IIM) approach within the MEER to ensure that respective incidents are being reported, managed and followed-up on;

  3. Ensure that incidents are analysed and relevant “Lessons Learned”, and After-Action Reviews, applied throughout the Response, reducing the likelihood and impact of repeat incidents;

  4. Coordinate the overall Incident Management process in response to crisis situations within MEERO and support NOs where IMT/CMT and/or investigation gaps exist;

  5. Ensure the MEERO Integrity Protection Hotline (IPH) Committee is updated on cases assigned and coordinate all incidents handed down to the region in cooperation with participating functions as well as tracking these to completion.

Investigation Management

  1. Coordinate investigations within MEER in response to incidents, allegations and complaints with relevant functional owners (i.e. P&C, Finance, OCS, Internal Audit)

  2. Provide support to senior managers overseeing investigations (at regional or national/country level), including guidance on best practice

  3. Ensure investigations are conducted legally, ethically, and on a timely and cost-effective basis;

  4. Liaise with WV/WVI global partnership stakeholders on specific cases ensuring they are kept informed of case progression as necessary; sensitize Support Offices to timelines and requirements as pertains to investigations affecting grants;

  5. Input to investigation templates, identify and share best practice guidance as appropriate;

  6. Lead or participate in investigations based on the level of the incident;

  7. If necessary, create and supervise an investigative team on specific investigations where required.

Compliance Management

  1. Support the Organizational Compliance process in coordination with MEERO and Global Centre supporting functions for adherence to corporate responsibilities;

  2. Ensure MEERO’s and subordinated National/Response Offices’ standard operating procedures (SOPs) and/or waivers are well defined in compliance with internal organizational policies and procedures, applicable to external context and compatible with WV’s donors;

  3. Together with respective functional and line management coordinate the implementation of policies, procedures and standards to ensure that staff across MEER well understand key requirements and how to meet them;

  4. Ensure that relevant compliance violations are documented, reported and investigated according to respective policies and procedures and reflected across available WV systems and processes;

  5. Coordinate relevant NO compliance reporting for MEER to internal and external stakeholders is in place.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  1. University (Bachelor essential, master’s preferred) relevant to the field of international relations, political science, disaster management, international development humanitarian law, data management/information systems, international/political studies, sociology, population studies and other related fields);

  2. Two years of working experience in relevant field (report writing, academic research, international non-governmental organizations work, law, risk and data analysis, grant quality and compliance) is preferred;

  3. Risk & Compliance, Governance or Fraud approved international certifications will be considered an advantage;

  4. Excellent organizational, analytical and oral and written communication skills in English;

  5. Demonstrated ability (including leadership skills) in working collaboratively with other stakeholders, in support of various organisational projects;

  6. Strong ability to work with and relate to diverse personality types, to practice relational and ideological tolerance, and to contribute to a positive organizational culture;

  7. Ability to work effectively under pressure and handle multiple tasks;

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

Talent and Leadership Director, VisionFund International

*Preferred position locations: London, Kenya, Federal Way-WA, USA or Monrovia, USA where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The role provides a strong mix of strategic and operational experience to VisionFund’s dedicated global staff. Developing leaders, high-potential talent and a highly effective workforce across the Network will be key to the success of the VisionFund strategy and Our Promise. Reporting to Global People & Culture and Governance Director, this role, together with the VFI executives, and in alignment with World Vision Talent Management strategy and processes, will be responsible for building Talent and Leadership strategies that are purpose-driven, performance-oriented, and principles-led.

The role will lead the development of Vision Fund’s leadership academy and Talent Management strategy to ensure VisionFund has a strong leadership pipeline and is able to attract and retain highpotential leaders with the necessary development support. Talent and Leadership strategies will support both strategic and operational effectiveness, they will foster a collective agile and learning culture where high potentials are enabled to thrive.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic and Operational Effectiveness:

  • Building a robust organizational leadership framework and core competencies scorecard to track and strengthen organizational capabilities.

  • Developing and maintain tools in order to align organizational needs and gaps.

  • Developing a talent strategy that identifies and cultivate a talent pool for the organisation of tomorrow organizational mindsets and behaviors.

  • Developing and collaborating with World Vision, VFI specific talent initiatives to foster succession planning and identify ‘high potential’ talent for longer term development planning.

  • Designing and implement an effective Talent Review processes to ensure VFI has the capability required to drive future strategic goals.

  • Forecasting future leadership needs and coordinating that with overall workforce planning.

  • Contribute to talent identification, leadership recruitment and selection.

Agile and Learning Culture:

  • Developing VisionFund’s leadership academy programme that fosters a high performing culture of excellence.

  • Influencing organisational culture and engagement by strengthening VisionFund’s brand and utilizing core competencies for staff and leaders.

  • Delivering on the diversity and inclusivity goals of organization to foster a learning culture, based on curiosity, engagement, insight and determination.

  • Developing and utilizing (already available) talent management and culture tools and practices that foster growth and collaboration between leaders.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Track record in designing and successfully implementing Talent Management and Review processes and resultant initiatives in complex international organizations.

  • Proven in the review of and establishment of leadership development frameworks across a ‘group’; functional and regional basis, building an ‘organizational way’ of leadership.

  • Strong expertise in learning and development and capacity development in complex organizational settings.

  • Senior HR executive with extensive experience in provide HR capability to senior executives, presidents/CEO’s and Boards.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, especially at Executive level.

  • High service / customer orientation and commercial mind-set.

  • Strong Cross-Cultural Communication, Facilitation, Coaching and development skills across major cultural areas.

  • Understanding of business needs and drivers and ability to deliver value added solutions.

  • Bias for action and capacity to deliver efficiently and effectively. Capability in project managing multiple complex strategies across a complex organization and multiple geographies.

  • Clear and positive Christian faith commitment and capacity to provide leadership and guidance in this area.

  • University degree in HR, Business or related field. A relevant Master’s degree would be considered desirable, coupled with extensive senior and executive level HR management.

  • Innovative and problem-solving skills and capacity to deliver under pressure; pragmatism; persistence.

  • Relevant field experience and understanding of the wider context within which VFI operates.

  • Related Global HR certification desirable.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Director – Global Fleet Management

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


PURPOSE OF POSITION:


World Vision is one of the world’s largest INGOs, with over 37,000 staff operating in nearly 100 countries. The organisation delivers humanitarian aid to populations in some of the most challenging and complex environments, transportation and fleet operations are critical to the delivering our programmes. World Vision has a diverse global fleet of well over 10,000 standard vehicles and an equal number of motorcycles, it also includes drilling rigs and water craft. The total fleet portfolio represents one of the largest asset groups in the organisation.

The ‘Director – Global Fleet Management (GFM)’ is the global leader responsible for developing and driving organizational fleet strategy and ensuring current industry practice is implemented in relation to the procurement, operation and disposal of World Visions fleet. The role holder will be expected to lead the GFM team in working collaboratively across the organisation to deliver agile and flexible ‘end to end’ transportation solutions for World Visions operations.

World Vision is committed to operating its global fleet resources safely, cost effectively and with a reduced environmental impact. The role has a particular focus on Fleet Safety, ensuring our drivers and vehicles operate safely in challenging contexts where our staff and vulnerable road users are at the greatest risk.


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:


Fleet Strategy & Practice Development:

  • Lead the development and implementation of global fleet management strategies. Ensuring Global Fleet Management (GFM) practices are in alignment with WV Fleet, Procurement and Financial policies and internationally accepted current practice.

  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders to ensure that the WV fleet strategy aligns with expected organisational outcomes and reflects the values and vison of WVI.


Strategic Fleet Management:

  • Provide leadership, operational guidance and support to the global fleet team (direct & matrix management). Ensuring GFM is providing end to end transport solutions as a trusted business partner to the wider organisation.

  • Develop Fleet Safety initiatives aimed at reducing harm to staff and vulnerable road users, with particular focus on fatal Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs).

  • Explore the development of road safety programme opportunities with donors & suppliers.

  • Drive continuous improvement and innovation in GFM frameworks. Develop quality assurance and performance metrics across fleet management systems and procedures.

  • Identify significant risks and organisational gaps in fleet current practice and develop appropriate mitigation plans to protect the fleet function. Ensure risks are communicated with Enterprise Risk Management (ERM).

  • Drive the development of adaptive, agile and dynamic fleet management solutions that focus on delivery at the ‘grass roots level’, employing appropriate change management techniques when required.

  • Develop technology solutions to monitor fleet assets, operational use and disposal.


Relationship Management:

  • Drive high standards and performance through setting clear direction and empowering and influencing others.

  • Regular liaison with senior Global Supply Chain (GSC) managers, Global Field Operations (GFO) regional & programme level managers.

  • Act as a strategic link for the promotion of sound fleet practice for National Offices, Regional Offices and Response operations.

  • Regularly liaise with the wider Fleet network on emerging issues and provide a conduit to escalate concerns to senior leaders.

  • Actively contribute to internal and external forums, working groups and networks related to fleet management.

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


Capacity Building:

  • Develop appropriate workforce & succession planning that ensures the organisations ability to deliver transport solutions in fluid high risk environments.

  • Oversee the development and implementation of global capacity building plan for operational fleet management.

  • Engage with senior leaders to raise the awareness of fleet management protocols and practice.

  • Develop a professional culture of innovation, learning and mentoring. WVI should be seen as the ‘employer of choice’ for INGO fleet professionals.


Knowledge Management & Quality Assurance:

  • Promote alignment with WV Fleet Management Policy.

  • Drive the process of continuous learning on current international accepted practice in fleet management & analysis, identifying tools and processes that can be implemented into WV operations globally.

  • Encourage mutual learning on fleet management issues at a Regional and Global level.

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

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


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:


  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification (Bachelor’s Degree or similar) in Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain, or general Business Management.

  • Recognised Industry Qualification in Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain (or Business Project Management experience).

  • Suitable transferable qualifications from Military, Government or Private Sector.

  • Significant senior management experience (8-10yrs) in Humanitarian Operations involving Fleet Management or Logistics would be considered.

  • Proven ability and experience (8-10yrs) in fleet management or logistics at a senior level across a large complex international organization, with strong change management experience.

  • Proven experience in Financial Cost Centre management.

  • Procurement, Supply Chain or Logistics experience.

  • Understanding of Humanitarian operations.

  • Proven experience in managing coaching and developing staff.


Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Recognised Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain Qualification (or Business Project Management experience).

  • Experience in fleet management optimization and sound understanding of the transport industry.

  • Previous experience in contract negotiation and supply arrangements with vehicle suppliers.

  • Experience in fleet management/operations within the Humanitarian sector.

  • Proven people leader with the ability to influence widely across a diverse organisation.

  • Previous experience in managing complex cost centers with Business analysis skills.

  • Proven business acumen and political savvy, must know how to get things done through formal and informal channels.

  • Skillful communicator with advanced influencing skills that can transcend boundaries and work effectively across all levels of a complex organization.

  • Ability to operate effectively and responsively in a fast changing, ambiguous environment and deal with high pressure situations calmly and with energy and resilience while managing multiple priorities and deadlines.


Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel internationally up to 35% of the time to potentially high risk operational areas.

  • Flexibility in work hours is expected.

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

Regional Leader – Middle East/Eastern Europe (MEER)

BACKGROUND:

The Middle East/Eastern Europe Region (MEER) of World Vision International (WVI) provides oversight to the National Offices (NOs) covering up to 13 countries where World Vision’s focus is predominantly programme implementation. The 12 countries are Bosnia Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo, Romania, Armenia, Georgia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Jerusalem West Bank and Gaza.

MEER has 2 geographic clusters: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania and Kosovo led by a National Director (ND) of the Western Balkans; and Syria, Turkey and Jordan led by a Syria Response Director.

One Intermediate Office (Romania) has a joint reporting structure to their local governing board and the Regional Leader; two national offices (Lebanon and Jerusalem West Bank and Gaza) have Advisory Councils, and two other countries have developing advisory councils (Albania and Armenia).

The total budget for the region is approximately 200 million per year with more than 1,738 employees across the region. The Regional Leader role includes integration with VisionFund International (VFI). VFI is the microfinance subsidiary of WVI. Microfinance lending to the poor is performed through 29 Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) globally impacting the lives of millions of children. As social enterprise, it ensures financial sustainability as well as social performance and focus on child wellbeing outcomes. VFI has MFIs in Armenia, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo.

The Regional Leader recognises that it is the responsibility of National Offices to implement the whole mission of World Vision in their respective countries. National Directors for each country report to the Regional Leader and have a primary role of supporting, guiding, leading and executing strategy to achieve the mission of World Vision.

To support the Regional Leader in providing primary focus and guidance on strategic, governance and leadership issues, a Senior Director for Operations (SDO) role was created to focus on operational issues, managing portions of the regional office functions and monitoring the National Office performance. The reporting relationship of the SDO is matrix between Regional Leader and Global Director, Field Operations.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To direct regional operations of World Vision, provide leadership to National Directors and ensure effective management of ministry in alignment with WV’s Vision, Mission, Core Values and global strategic directions. This includes all areas of operations including but not limited to; strategy management, people management, financial resource management, risk management, board and partnership engagement while at the same time managing the performance and effectiveness of National Directors.

To represent, position, enhance and protect World Vision’s ministry in Middle East/Eastern Europe both internally within the WV partnership and externally to relevant audiences and bodies.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic Leadership: (25%)

  • Provide strategic leadership to effectively deliver the whole mission through National Offices and regional initiatives, in alignment with WV Vision, Goals, Mission, Core Values, global strategy and regional strategic priorities.

  • Be accountable for the development and periodic review of regional strategy and priorities that clearly support the partnership strategic mandates, objectives and priorities.

  • Work within the framework of the Regional Working Group to influence Support/funding offices to provide resources in alignment with regional and National Office priorities.

  • Exercise final authority over the allocation of resources across countries within the region regardless of office status.

  • Be ultimately accountable for executive leadership in CHE II and III (Levels 2 and 3) responses, in liaison with regional HEA management.

  • Serve as WVI spokesperson at key regional forums (Internal and External).

  • Develop and build linkages with other organizations that facilitate the effective delivery of ministry.

  • Support the Partnership Leader – Global Field Operations in the effective management and leadership of World Vision’s worldwide ministry operations and contribute effectively to the Global Operations Leadership Team.

  • Represent the MEER region in WV partnership senior management groups and forums.

Accountability & Stewardship: (15%)

  • Ensure alignment to global strategy for self-funding and interdependent offices within the region.

  • Ensure effective operations, ministry delivery and alignment of intermediate branch, program and project countries within the region.

  • Promote and support the development of local resource generation in appropriate offices (specifically the transitioning countries) within the region.

  • Monitor strategies for all offices within the region to maximize quality of ministry.

  • Monitor alignment of Partnership policies and standards for all offices within the region.

  • Be ultimately accountable for the implementation of Peer Review and Audit processes and recommendations.

  • Approve country operating budgets and major capital expenditures.

  • Ensure planning processes enable National Offices to use available resources in the best way to carry out agreed upon country strategies.

  • Lead the regional crisis management team.

Organizational Culture (aka “promote the World Vision way”, and includes Conflict Resolution): (10%)

  • Provide spiritual leadership, promote the Christian ethos of World Vision in the region, and strengthen the spiritual development of all staff.

  • Set an example in strong personal Christian faith integrated in work and encourage Christian growth among staff within the region.

  • Ensure WV’s Christian ethos and values are properly contextualized in National Offices within the region.

  • Ensure the highest achievement of ethical, moral and behavioural standards in alignment with WV Christian ethos, code of conduct and behaviour protocol.

  • Support through prayer the life, work and relationships of the regional senior leadership team and National Directors.

  • Role model servant leadership by personal example.

  • Encourage a positive and open style of leadership that enhances teamwork and develops an effective performance management culture.

  • Support organizational change and improvement at strategic operational level.

  • Ensure the application of partnership conflict resolution processes to identify and resolve conflicts between various entities at the lowest possible level.

Leadership Development: (25%)

  • Ensure adequacy of sectoral and management support skills needed to deliver the ministry.

  • Lead the selection process for National Directors and present final candidate(s) for approval to Partnership Leader – Global Field Operations for Program, Project, Branch and Intermediate offices; act as the President’s delegate as assigned in the selection of National Directors in Interdependent offices.

  • Oversee recruitment, orientation, development and transition of NDs.

  • Manage performance of National Directors by regularly assessing, challenging and supporting them (by distance and through periodic on-site travel) in line with WV leadership development strategy.

  • Mentor, develop and guide National Directors in the areas of strategy, governance, policy and protection of the WV brand and reputation.

  • Give specific attention to mentoring and supporting the regional senior leadership team for spiritual growth and professional development.

  • Create enabling environment through supervision, coaching, mentoring, and on-site observation of outcomes to ensure effectiveness of ND. Ensure succession planning for National Directors and own position, by identifying women and men with demonstrated potential for future MEER leadership and support their development.

Board Engagement: (20%)

  • Support National Directors in the appropriate selection of members and the development and functioning of Advisory Councils and Boards according to approved Partnership standards and guidelines.

  • Engage with board chairs and NDs to ensure accountability of National Offices.

  • Review board documents and receive reports.

  • Represent WVI President on National Boards and Advisory Councils.

  • Be ultimately accountable for the implementation of Peer Review and Audit processes and recommendations.

Other: (5%)

  • Carry out other tasks and duties as may be assigned from time-to-time by the Partnership Leader – Global Field Operations.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A minimum of ten years’ experience providing strategic leadership as a senior organizational leader, preferably within the humanitarian industry. Three years’ (3) senior leadership experience in Middle East or Eastern Europe highly

  • preferred.

  • Minimum educational qualification of a Master’s degree in a relevant field.

  • A minimum of three years’ experience managing a multi-cultural leadership team.

  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with post-communist, Islamic, conflict and post-conflict contexts.

  • Proven ability to be a Partnership player and build unity and create an organizational behavior that fits the demands of the new Partnership Strategy, Our Promise.

  • A heart and a passion for the region and its peoples.

  • Demonstrated ability to deal decisively with complex situations.

  • Ability to travel frequently both regionally and internationally.

  • A minimum of five years’ experience working with an Advisory Council or Board, either as a member, reporting to one or developing and advising an Advisory Council or Board.

  • Proven track record of successfully coaching and mentoring executive level leaders, either at a national or regional level.

  • Experience working in a matrix reporting environment, as well as knowledge and understanding of World Vision from a leadership perspective.

  • Ability to travel frequently both regionally and internationally (up to 40%).

  • Fluency in English (verbal and written) is required.