World Vision International

Job Opportunities in El Salvador

World Vision es una Organización Cristiana de ayuda humanitaria, desarrollo y promoción de la justicia, dedicada a trabajar con niños, niñas, familias y comunidades para reducir la pobreza e injusticia. World Vision sirve a todas las personas, sin distinción de raza, religión, grupo étnico o género.

Cita Bob Pierce, Fundador de World Vision: “Que mi corazón se quebrante con las cosas que quebrantan en corazón de Dios”

Trabajamos  en 98 países con socios y donantes para llevar transformación de vida  a más de 4 millones de niñas y niños en todo el mundo.

Palabras de nuestra Directora Nacional Laura Del Valle: “Para nosotros el personal son las manos y los pies de Dios acá en la tierra, por eso los cuidamos integralmente y los valoramos, más que un equipo de trabajo somos una familia”.

Current Opportunities

Senior Director – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

*Position Location: Any country within Africa where WVI is registered to operate; preference given to countries where WVI is currently conducting WASH projects.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision (WV) believes that every child deserves clean water, proper sanitation and dignified hygiene. In fact, in 2015 WV formalized this by making a bold commitment: to reach everyone, everywhere we work with clean, safe water, dignified sanitation and appropriate hygiene behavior by 2030. With teams in more than 50 countries, this year WV has made great strides towards that audacious goal: 1.6 million people reached with sanitation, 3.2 million people benefiting from programming that improved their hygiene and 4.7 million people provided with access to clean drinking water.

The Senior Director of WASH provides strategic leadership and direction for the WASH field operations to maximize the WASH contribution to child well-being, the Sustainable Development Goals and to ensure operational performance that meets the sector standards and donor expectations. This position ensures effective partnership with WV field teams, the donors and other partners. The role strengthens WV operational effectiveness and reputation, creates and strengthens strategic partnerships, networking, and innovative approaches and strengthens and mobilizes the community of practice to execute programming that demonstrates evidence of efficiency and impact, enhance global WASH reputation, influence, and thought leadership. The role will collaborate with the WVUS Director of WASH and WVI Global Sector Lead for WASH. The location of this position is continental Africa. The specific location in Africa is negotiable.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Set Strategic Priorities:

  • Ensures quality WASH programming that is equitable and sustainable.

  • Develops annual WASH Business Plans with the Regional WASH Directors, Support Offices and National teams.

  • Ensures integration of WV distinctives and ethos in WASH implementation.

  • Ensures alignment of WASH programming with global sector approaches and project models.

  • Ensures overall compliance with WVI Partnership standards and industry standards.

  • Oversees the quality and coverage of WASH programming.

  • Champions cross-sector collaboration for integration of WASH programming with other sectors.

  • Provides leadership and mentoring for WASH field teams, and supports the WASH Capacity Building Plan.

Provide Operational Accountability:

  • Ensure accountability of national and regional portfolios to deliver WASH outcomes as defined in Business Plans.

  • Ensure donor promises are met or exceeded.

  • Measure extent to which resourcing opportunities meet WASH operations needs and impact child well-being.

  • Ensure high quality technical support is provided to National Offices on the development of Technical Approach and Technical Programs to address WASH needs.

  • Ensure effective implementation of 14-Country Response Plan recommendations in WASH programming.

  • Ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of WASH programming, evidence-building for new initiatives where needed, and learning and sharing for quality improvement.

Internal and External Engagement:

  • Maintains effective and strategic relationships with Regional Office WASH Managers, WASH Sector Lead, and major WASH Support Offices to assure WASH service quality and meet donor expectations.

  • Assures quality programming and evidence of impact in WASH field operations to position WV as the NGO of choice with potential and key partners, donors and stakeholders.

  • Championing WASH campaigns and resource acquisition in the field.

  • Champion the annual/biannual WASH Forum to celebrate impact and innovation in WASH and to leverage funding opportunities with donors and partners.

  • Participates in high level international and regional meetings, forums and conferences as required.

  • Collaborates with Faith and Development actors internally and externally as we seek to integrate faith into all our programming.

Build Capacities:

  • Determines the technical capacity needs for the Field WASH teams.

  • Builds capability of the Field WASH professionals and community of practice.

  • Builds understanding of current footprint and identify opportunities for further growth and impact.

  • Promotes a culture of innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement.

  • Collaborate with WVI Partnership sector leads to ensure WASH lessons are documented and disseminated.

  • Collaborate with Partnership sector leaders on the development and implementation of Project Models.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Master’s degree required in international relief and development, behavior change, engineering or business, plus related professional work experience.

  • Excellent in written reporting and in verbal communication in English.

  • Strong experience and proven skills in leading a team of technical professionals.

  • Leader with minimum 10 years’ experience designing and leading WASH programming in the developing world.

  • In-depth knowledge/expertise in WASH programming including evidence based best practices.

  • Strong relational and networking skills, demonstrated ability to supervise teams, and significant experience engaging with donors and fundraisers.

Preferred:

  • Strong experience working with and managing large grant portfolios for foundations, bilateral and multilateral donors.

  • Strong experience and proven skills in working effectively across cultures to advance priorities and achieve change, in situations without direct authority.

  • Strong experience and proven skills in external engagement that contributes to change in policy and practice and builds WVs reputation as a leader in the industry.

  • Strong experience developing strategy and policy in large organization.

  • Experience in working with faith, faith actors and faith related issues in development.

  • Fluency in a relevant second language (Spanish or French) is desirable.

IT Security Advisor

*Preferred position location: El Salvador. Other possible locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, Brazil or Peru where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Incumbents working in an IT Security Advisor role are responsible for developing and managing security across multiple IT functional areas (e.g., data, systems, network and/or Web) across the enterprise, develop and manage enterprise security services, and develop security solutions for complex assignments to ensure the company’s infrastructure and information assets are protected. They work on multiple projects as a team lead.

Individuals within the IT Security job family plan, execute, and manage multi-faceted projects related to compliance management, risk assessment and mitigation, control assurance, business continuity and disaster recovery, and user awareness. They are focused on developing and driving security strategies, policies/standards, ensuring the effectiveness of solutions, and providing security-focused consultative services to the organization.

Individuals develop, execute and manage data, system, network and internet security strategies and solutions within a business area and across the enterprise. They develop security policies and procedures such as user log-on and authentication rules, security breach escalation procedures, security auditing procedures and use of firewalls and encryption routines. To guide enforcement of security policies and procedures, they administer and monitor data security profiles on all platforms by reviewing security violation reports and investigating security exceptions. They update, maintain and document security controls and provide direct support to the business and internal IT groups. IT Security

professionals evaluate and recommend security products, services and/or procedures. They also communicate and educate IT and the business about security policies and industry standards, and provide solutions for enterprise/business security issues.

IT Security professionals require strong technical, analytical, communication and consulting skills with knowledge of IT Security and related technologies. Security certifications (i.e., Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Information Security Manage (CISM), Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) and/or other certifications) may be required.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy:

  • Provides strategic and tactical direction and consultation on security and IT compliance.

Policies, Procedures & Standards:

  • Maintains an up-to-date understanding of industry best practices.

  • Develops, enhances and implements of enterprise-wide security policies, procedures and standards.

  • Monitors the legal and regulatory environment for developments.

  • Recommends required changes to IT policies and procedures.

  • Supports service-level agreements (SLAs) to ensure that security controls are managed and maintained.

  • Monitors compliance with security policies, standards, guidelines and procedures.

  • Ensures security compliance with legal and regulatory standards.

Business Requirements:

  • Engages directly with the business to gather a full understanding of project scope and business requirements.

  • Works with customers to identify security requirements using methods that may include risk and business impact assessments.

  • Consults with other business and technical staff on potential business impacts of proposed changes to the security environment.

  • Provides security-related guidance on business processes.

Security Solutions:

  • Works closely with IT and development teams to design secure infrastructure solutions and applications, facilitating the implementation of protective and mitigating controls.

Operations Solutions:

  • Defines security configuration and operations standards for security systems and applications, including policy assessment and compliance tools, network security appliances, and host-based security systems.

  • Defines and validates baseline security configurations for operating systems, applications, networking and telecommunications equipment.

Risk Assessments:

  • Works directly with the customers and other internal departments and organizations to facilitate IT risk analysis and risk management processes and to identify acceptable levels of residual risk.

  • Conducts business impact analysis to ensure resources are adequately protected with proper security measures.

  • Assesses potential items of risk and opportunities of vulnerability in the network and on information technology infrastructure and applications.

  • Reviews risk assessments, analyzes the effectiveness of IT control activities, and reports on them with actionable recommendations.

  • Monitors risk mitigation and coordinates policy and controls to ensure that other managers are taking effective remediation steps.

  • Manages the oversight of technical risks assessments, such as vulnerability scanning and penetration testing.

Information/Data Security:

  • Defines, identifies and classifies information assets.

  • Assesses threats and vulnerabilities regarding information assets and recommends the appropriate information security controls and measures.

  • Develops and manages security measures for information systems to prevent security breaches.

  • Manages project documentation (compliance documentation, security plans, risk assessment, corrective action plans, etc.).

  • Consults with clients on the data classification of their resources.

Security Audit:

  • Performs security audits.

  • Participates in security investigations and compliance reviews as requested by external auditors.

  • Conducts and reports on internal investigations of possible security violations.

  • Consults with clients on security violations.

Security Support:

  • Provides security support to ensure that security issues are addressed throughout the project life cycle.

  • Provides responsive support for problems found during normal working hours as well as outside normal working hours.

  • Leads and responds to security incidents and investigations and targets reviews of suspect areas.

  • Consults on teams to resolve issues that are uncovered by various internal and 3rd party monitoring tools.

Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery:

  • Coordinates the administration and logistical procedures for disaster recovery testing, and integration of all enterprise “critical” systems.

  • Identifies and coordinates resolution of recovery issues.

  • Ensures recovery drills are performed and analyzes performance.

Security Performance Management:

  • Analyzes reports and makes recommendations for improvements.

Communications/Consulting:

  • Serves in an advisory role in application development projects to assess security requirements and controls and ensures that security controls are implemented as planned.

  • Collaborates on critical IT projects to ensure that security issues are addressed throughout the project life cycle.

  • Informs stakeholders about compliance and security-related issues and activities affecting the assigned area or project.

  • Interfaces with business and IT leaders communicating security issues and responding to requests for assistance and information.

  • Reports to management concerning residual risk, vulnerabilities and other security exposures, including misuse of information assets and noncompliance.

Vendor Management:

  • Works with third party vendors during problem resolutions.

  • Interfaces with third party vendors to evaluate new security products or as part of a security assessment process.

Research/Evaluation:

  • Leads and reviews application security risk assessments for new or updated internal or third party applications.

  • Maintains contact with vendors regarding security system updates and technical support of security products.

Training:

  • Develops security awareness and compliance training programs.

  • Provides communication and training as needed.

  • Provides security briefings to advise on critical issues that may affect client.

  • Conducts knowledge transfer training sessions to security operations team upon technology implementation.

Coaching/Mentoring:

  • Provides ongoing knowledge transfer to team members and clients on security products and standards.

  • Mentors less-experienced team members.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field, or equivalent work experience.

  • Requires in-depth knowledge of security issues, techniques and implications across all existing computer platforms.

  • A high proficiency level in specific job related skills is required.

  • Must be bilingual. Proficient in English and Spanish languages.

  • Typically requires 5 - 7 years of combined IT and security work experience with a broad range of exposure to data protection and privacy, PCI-DSS compliance, risk management, incident management, and cybersecurity.

  • Experience designing and implementing security solutions.

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

  • Requires Security Certification (i.e., Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English (desired).

  • Effective in writte and verbal communication in Spanish (preferred).

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • CISSP certification

  • PCI-ISA certification

  • IAPP-CIPT certification

  • Vendor Management experience

  • Project Management experience

  • Risk Management experience

  • Incident Management experience

  • Cybersecurity experience

  • Privacy Program Management experience

  • PCI Compliance experience

Work Environment:

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

Global Director, Humanitarian Operations

*Position to be located within a jurisidiction (country or U.S.State) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Global Director of Humanitarian Operations plays a critical leadership role to ensure that the World Vision international Partnership is equipped to prepare for and respond to humanitarian emergencies and to oversee & support WV’s portfolio of major humanitarian responses, which in FY18 enabled WV to reached 14 million people with humanitarian assistance in response to 140 disasters in over 40 countries, and totaled $692 million, over a third of WV’s total ministry spend.

The role set’s WV’s disaster management standard, leads WV’s global surge capacity and capability development, matrix manages Regional Humanitarian Directors & national Emergency Response Directors and oversees $2 million of pre-positioned emergency supplies and our $7 million emergency preparedness & response fund.

BACKGROUND/CONTEXT:

  • Humanitarian crises are affecting more people and for longer. Driven by conflict, climate change and disaster over 130 million people worldwide need humanitarian assistance and protection just to survive. The number of active emergencies with an international response has doubled in a decade. Conflict related crises are increasingly protracted, with average emergency responses lasting 7 years and 60% of people receiving humanitarian assistance doing so for 5 years or more.

  • For children facing emergencies these large scale, protracted humanitarian crises means that much of their childhoods are too often scarred by violence, long term displacement and disrupted education with their psychosocial needs increasingly recognized. After years of decline global hunger is growing again. From 2015-17 the number of people experiencing crisis-level food insecurity or worse increased from 80 to 124 million.

  • Humanitarian principles are under attack and the international humanitarian system is changing. Aid work should be protected under international law, yet hospitals are bombed, aid workers targeted and civilians starved by armed groups. Despite growing humanitarian funding (from US$4 billion in 2005 to $15 billion in 2018) a huge funding gap remains, of around 40% in most emergencies. New ways of working are bringing greater effectiveness & efficiency through cash based assistance, digital innovation and more local, durable and preventive solutions.

  • Responding to the needs of vulnerable children in humanitarian emergencies has been central to World Vision’s identity and ministry since our founding. WV’s core values, mission statement, Board policy on ‘Disaster Management and Conflict Response’ and Our Promise’s strategic imperative to ‘deepen our commitment to the most vulnerable children’ all reinforce our commitment to principled humanitarian action framed by our Christian identity and child focus.

  • In FY18 World Vision reached 14 million people (incl. 10 million children) with humanitarian assistance in response to 140 disasters in over 40 countries. Disaster Management ministry totaled $692 million, over a third of WV’s total ministry spend.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor and support new and evolving humanitarian emergencies and WV responses. Participate in emergency declarations, advising on strategy & identifying where global capacity is needed to supplement local, national and/or regional capacity.

  • Lead and manage WV’s global Humanitarian Operations (HOps) Team and matrix management to Regional Humanitarian Directors & national/local Emergency Response Directors.

  • Setting and upholding World Vision’s standards for disaster management.

  • Build and monitor WV’s Disaster Management capabilities at national, regional and global level.

  • Develop, maintain and deploy WV’s global rapid response and pre-positioning capacity: leading WV’s Global Rapid Response Team & overseeing WV’s pre-positioned emergency supplies and emergency preparedness & response fund.

  • Position World Vision as a leading humanitarian agency, overseeing WV’s relations and engagement with UN OCHA and engaging regularly with sector peers.

  • As a member of WV’s global Disaster Management executive team, contribute to the strategic direction and effective functioning of the Disaster Management team.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Bachelors-level degree in International Studies.

  • Leadership and senior management experience in a complex global organisation.

  • Minimum of 10 years operational and management experience in the humanitarian sector, including at field level in major emergency responses.

  • Extensive knowledge of the international humanitarian sector (including standards, systems and actors) and strong track record of relationships and external engagement in the sector.

  • Verbal and written fluency in the English language.

Preferred:

  • Master’s Degree in International Studies with focus on humanitarian action.

  • Leadership and management development studies.

  • Humanitarian studies and/or humanitarian leadership development.

  • Effective communications – written and spoken with media, public presentations etc.

  • Technical skills and experience in relevant area (e.g., programmes, logistics, security. management, humanitarian protection, accountability, technical sectors [e.g., WASH]).

  • Some proficiency in other languages (e.g., French, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese).

  • Experience working in a range of international and cultural settings and at global capital level.

  • Management of a dispersed geographic team.

  • Financial and budget management.

  • Risk management in humanitarian settings.

Work Environment:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel internationally up to 40% of the time. This will include insecure areas and locations where basic services are damaged or limited as well as high level external representation in global humanitarian capitals such as Geneva and New York. Some travel may be at short notice if needed in response to humanitarian emergencies and on rare occasions may need to be prolonged for up to several weeks. A day-to-day working base could be from a WV office and/or home office environment, preferably from a well-connected international travel hub location. During home/office working times, extensive virtual/online interaction across several international time zones would be common so flexibility in daily working hours and routine is both possible and necessary.

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.

Eligible, selected, and fully vetted applicants will be approved on the Emergency Response Roster and may be considered for future humanitarian opportunities with World Vision. If you have the required experience and would like to partner 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 affairs 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.

  • Demonstrated management of budgets in emergency response settings.

  • Grant Acquisition Management experience in your personalized expertise.

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

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

  • English proficiency; written and verbal.

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 Director

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

  • Communication and Engagement Manager

  • Human Resources Manager

  • Support Services Manager

  • Finance Manager

  • Information Management Manager

  • Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager

  • Grant Acquisition and Management Manager

  • Cash Programming Manager

  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Manager

  • Health Manager

  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager

  • Nutrition Manager

  • Education Manager

  • Livelihoods Manager

  • Protection Manager

  • Child Protection Manager

MuleSoft Developer

*Preferred position location: El Salvador. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in Latin America & Caribbean and the United States where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Individuals working in an Application Developer II role work on multiple small to large, complex projects as a team member, sometimes as a project lead. Individuals working as an Application Developer II require increased skill in multiple technical environments and possess knowledge of a specific business area.

Individuals must be able to adjust to constant business change and as needed to proactively plan for changes that are likely to occur. Common types of changes include introduction of new organizations through mergers and acquisitions, the separation of parts of organization (as subsidiaries, or when the business changes direction), evolving goals and strategies and emerging technologies. These changes require integration of solutions that can impact the overall system development activity. Application Developers also provide client support, consultation and subject matter expertise for system development, maintenance and support.

Individuals within the Application Development job family work closely with clients, business analysts and team members to understand the business requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions. These solutions must be aligned with business and IT strategies and are in compliance with the organization’s architectural standards. Application Developers are involved in the full systems life cycle and therefore are responsible for designing, coding, testing, implementing and supporting application software that is delivered on time and within budget. Responsibilities beyond development of software may include participation in component and data architecture design, technology planning, product evaluation, advanced testing processes and buy vs. build recommendations. Individuals also provide input to project plans related to the Application Development initiative.

Application Developers have a strong knowledge of programming languages used by the organization. They have experience in systems design and have a solid understanding of development, database development, testing, and integration methodologies. Knowledge of current and emerging IT products, services and processes is required.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project Planning:

  • Participates in project planning process with IT business analysts and team members.

  • May develop work plan timelines and manages work flows to meet project timeframes.

Design:

  • Identifies technical requirements.

  • Creates technical design specifications and assists in sizing technical requirements.

Code and Test:

  • Codes applications using a disciplined development process and in accord with the company’s standard development process (SDLC).

  • Integrates solutions with other applications and platforms outside the framework.

  • Creates data extracts and reports from system based requirements.

  • Develops, executes and documents test plans.

Deployment:

  • Assists in the deployment of new modules, upgrades and fixes to the production environment.

  • Makes modules production-ready by moving them to libraries, completing forms, following procedures, completing version control documents, etc.

Maintenance (Break/Fix):

  • Provides ongoing maintenance of applications.

  • Participates in review sessions where patterns of development and break/fix metrics are reviewed as part of standard process for optimizing IT development processes.

Production Support:

  • Provides Level 2 and 3 production support.

  • Troubleshoots existing information systems to identify errors or deficiencies and develops solutions.

Performance Management:

  • Evaluates existing applications and platform and provides recommendations for improving application performance by conducting gap analysis, identifying feasible alternative solutions, and assisting in the scope of modifications.

Documentation/User Guides:

  • Documents functions and changes to new or modified modules and test activities/results.

  • Assists in the development of user guides and training documentation for systems.

Standards/Quality:

  • Adheres to standards and procedures.

  • Reviews modules for quality assurance and checks compliance with applications standards and Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

Technology Evalution and Research:

  • May evaluate new application packages and tools and perform research on best practices.

  • Provides recommendations for solutions.

Coachting/Mentoring:

  • Provides technical coaching and mentoring to less-experienced team members.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

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

  • Requires knowledge of advanced programming techniques and application design on the Mulesoft cloudHub platform (version 4.x).

  • Typically requires 3 – 5 years of Mulesoft 3.x – 4.x programming experience.

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

  • Familiarity with industry development best practices.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

  • Experience on Java, ESB, API or Mule.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge of distributed systems architecture, middleware or object oriented analysis and design.

  • Preferred experience with dev Ops tools as a developer, some experience with continuous integration/continuous deployment (CICD) and GIT.

Work Environment/Travel:

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