Job Opportunities in Europe and the Middle East

World Vision has the privilege to partner with communities in 12 countries in the Europe and the Middle East region: Afghanistan, Albania and Kosovo, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Dubai, Georgia, Romania, and Turkey.

Additionally, as an organisation, World Vision is supporting the needs of the most vulnerable children and communities affected by violence in Syria, Gaza, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.

World Vision also has fundraising (Support) offices located in: Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. To pursue career and internship opportunities with one of our fundraising (Support) offices in the Europe and Middle East region, visit: World Vision Fundraising / Support Offices

Job Locations

Administration Officer - Kosovo

Position: Administration Officer

Work location:World Vision International - Pristina, Kosovo

Deadline of applications: 2 January 2019

Type:Fixed term, Part time

Purpose of position

To provide a wide range of support services to World Vision Kosovo office and assist Program Manager in office and equipment maintenance operations. To support and assist the Team Leader and other program staff in organizing and coordinating important events.

Major Responsibilities

Supporting Program Team

  • Supporting program team in organizing important events, budgeting process, etc.

  • Actively participates in the department’s strategic planning sessions.

  • Integration and consolidation of monthly and weekly plans.

  • Helps coordinating events between the team, partners and other actors in the area.

  • Fulfills procurement requests / conducts market surveys of local businesses for goods & services as per Area Program office administrative needs.

  • Assists Area Program team in preparing Purchase Requests as per approved procurement procedures. Assist Development Facilitator-s in defining goods technical specifics especially for new items.

  • Collects all Procurement Requests from all staff, consolidates and divides them as per Supply Chain category and then sends them to procurement for processing.

  • Keeps contact with National Office procurement staff to ensure follow up of Purchase Order (PO).

  • Brings together hard copy invoices and submit them to Supply Chain staff in National Office.

  • Reviews/Checks and receives all delivered goods/materials/services as per Purchase Request (PR) and ensures quality of goods and accordance with all relevant documents (Contracts, PR, and PO). Ensures safety of goods and submits goods to staff.

  • Ensures small value purchases for Area Program needs as per petty cash WV policies. Ensure reconciliation followed up by proper documentation.

  • Coordinates purchases for Gift Notification purposes, (in clothes, industrial goods, school books and food packages).

WVK Vehicle Usage, and GIK

  • Organize daily and weekly schedule for vehicle use. Assures the efficient usage of Area Program vehicle(s) as per staff requests.

  • Drive WV Area Program staff safely and on time when needed and when possible, according to activity plans.

  • Coordinate, observe and analyze all Area Program vehicles services/ repairs/ maintenance.

  • Compile a detailed monthly costs report of all Area Program vehicles based on daily log-books, fuel consume, service maintenance records.

  • Monitor the implementation of WVK Vehicle Driving Policy, required forms usage and reports as per WV internal policies.

  • In cooperation with GIK Coordinator ensures that GIK items and/ or other imported goods are distributed and delivered to Area Program partners.

Office Operation, Maintenance and Inventory

  • Provide office /kitchen supplies and equipment maintenance.

  • Supervise the arrangements: for venue and hotel bookings, traveling arrangements, office events, etc.

  • Provides office maintenance, including technical repairs as needed. Coordinates any required repairs to office equipment

  • Ensures an adequate implementation on office security procedures.

  • Ensure accurate inventory of assets in the Area Program. Compile the annual inventory and submit to the National Office.

  • Performs clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings for the Manager or designate

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Higher education / Bachelor Degree in fields related to Finance, Business Administration or Business Management.

  • Previous office experience from business sector and/or other non-profit organizations sector (preferred).

  • Good knowledge of English language in speaking and writing.

  • Proficient in using the various computer packages such as MS-word, MS-excel etc.

  • Advanced course in office administration. Good in paperwork and filing.

  • Very Good communication skills.

  • Very good planning and outstanding organizational skills.

  • Experience in organizing events. Procurement knowledge on market surveys and invoices.

  • Valid driving license. Minimumof three years active driving experience.

While we appreciate all applications received, only those selected for the next phase of recruitment process will be contacted.

Early Childhood Development (ECD) Project Manager

Position Title: Early Childhood Development (ECD) Project Manager

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The purpose of this position is to manage the overall implementation of the World Vision’s ECD activities in both host community and Azraq camp under the direct supervision of the Operations Manager, and in managing the other program and operations staff engaged in ECD.

The ECD Project Manager will be responsible for leading the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the ECD components ensuring that activities are implemented as planned, meeting the desired objectives and goals within the designated schedule and Budget.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

ECD Program Implementation:

  • Effectively liaise and collaborate with the Operations Manager.

  • Lead the ECD Field staff and support where needed.

  • Develop the schedule and operational work plans of ECD activities including better parenting training and awareness sessions and Sports play spaces activities in collaboration with the Host Community ECD team, and in supporting the in-camp Azraq ECD team.

  • Oversee the implementation of the ECD Program by ensuring that all inputs are coordinated and project activities are of technical quality;

  • Coordinate and support the ECD program Implementation Team

  • Support the implementation of the daily or weekly activities and conduct various field visits to the different ECD program locations to monitor and supervise the progress of the work periodically.

  • Ensure efficient and effective implementation of supply and procurement requirements in line WV’s internal procurement, financial and other policy and administrative processes as well as donor guidelines.

  • Comply fully and ensure compliance with WV’s Child Protection Policy and code of conduct

Partnership and networking

  • Effectively liaise and collaborate with the Operations Manager, Sector managers and departments at WVJ and seek guidance and support required for harmonized, effective and efficient coordination.

  • Work effectively with the ECD Program stakeholders; facilitate regular communication on the program implementation progress and challenges, if any.

  • Participate in WVJ meetings, provide input to reports based on regular site visits and information compiled in the field visits, reporting achievements and variances.

  • Provide initiative in maintaining positive, constructive and supportive communication within the ECD Program team and shareholders

  • Work with Supply Chain to make sure procurement planning is accurate and on target.

  • Ensure World Vision is appropriately represented at Children in Emergencies-focused Working Groups – both in Amman and in Azraq Camp.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • In coordination with the Operations Manager and the Monitoring & Evaluation team, assist in the development of clear monitoring and evaluation tools to measure the quality and impact of ECD activities.

  • Responsible for the oversight of the ECD components by ensuring that activities are monitored and delivered to a high quality in each site.

  • Coordinate with the MEAL officer to ensure timely submitting monthly ECD components Data with quality.

  • Ensure all grants related to ECE refer to technical standards, consider government and Azraq Camp standards and are aligned with internal and external Strategic Objectives

  • Follow up with Accountability to respond to feedback from areas of implementation to strengthen ECD Program.

  • Coordinate with the ECD Assistant, Filed staff to share success stories and achievements

Reporting

  • Update monthly situation report and activity info.

  • Update the Grant performance Tracker in coordination with the GAM Team and Operations Manager

  • Contribute to reporting requirements from the WV Jordan departments.

  • Lead program milestone and reporting.

  • Provide regular updates to the Operations Manager

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • BS Degree in Early Childhood Education, Education, social science, or relevant field.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in working in ideally in relief and/or post-conflict settings in reputable institution, national or international NGO.

  • Experience in Early Childhood Development projects implementation is requires

  • Budget Management

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Key experience in Project Management

  • Strong background in Early Childhood development.

  • Good working experience in Early childhood development and Education and familiarity with core principles of children rights, child protection as well as INEE minimum standards, Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct is an advantage.

  • Working knowledge of the logical framework approach to project design, monitoring and evaluation/ project cycle management.

  • Excellent analytical/problem-solving skills and attention to detail in the development of written documents.

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure

  • Organization, planning, and time management skills

  • Detailed oriented and able to verify data quality

  • Ability to understand, explain ECD assessment tools

  • High level communications skills

  • Ability to build positive relationships in a cross cultural environment

  • Excellent written English, with fluency in speaking Arabic and English

  • Ability to write very good quality reports in English is required

  • computer literate, with knowledge and hands on skills with email and in MS Office Word and Excel. Experience with Power Point and Project Management software is an asset

Project Manager - pending approval

Position Title: Project Manager (this position is subject to donor approval for grant funding)

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The purpose of this position is to manage the overall implementation of the World Vision’s project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The projects overall objective aims to contribute to youth’s employability by deploying a livelihood and capacity building approach.

The Project Manager will work under direct supervision of the Operations Manager and be responsible for leading the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project components ensuring that activities are implemented as planned, meeting the desired objectives and goals within the designated schedule and Budget.

This position will work closely with local partners to ensure that partner-led implementation, as leading focus of this intervention, will be of high quality and aligning to international standards for best quality and timely delivery.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Project Management incl. partner management

  • Oversee the implementation of the project by ensuring that all inputs are coordinated and project activities are of technical quality

  • Develop the schedule and operational work plans of core project activities

  • Coordinate and support the project Implementation Team

  • Lead the Project Field staff (2) and support where needed

  • Oversee financial planning and spending in alignment with approved budget and expenditure plans, ensure project expenditure is timely, supported by adequate documentation; and, in compliance with donor and World Vision policies

  • Support partner implementation of daily or weekly activities and conduct various field visits to the different locations to monitor and supervise the progress of the work periodically

  • Capacity building – identifying detailed strengths and weaknesses of partners for specific and detailed capacity development from a financial and programmatic lens.

  • Develop core capacity building guidelines of partners to ensure high quality partner-led implementation of core project deliverables.

  • Work effectively with the project stakeholders – particularly youth, in order to create necessary dialogue for youth participation and ownership over targeted project deliverables.

  • Effectively liaise and collaborate with the Operations Manager.

  • Effectively liaise and collaborate with Sector managers and departments at WVJ and seek guidance and support required for harmonized, effective and efficient coordination.

  • Participate in WVJ meetings, provide input to reports based on regular site visits and information compiled in the field visits, reporting achievements and variances

  • Work with Supply Chain to make sure procurement planning is accurate and on target. Ensure efficient implementation of supply and procurement requirements in line WV’s internal procurement, financial and other policy and administrative processes as well as donor guidelines.

  • Facilitate regular communication on the program implementation progress and challenges, if any

  • Provide initiative in maintaining positive, constructive and supportive communication within the project team and shareholders

  • Comply fully and ensure compliance with WV’s Child Protection Policy and code of conduct

Partner management and coordination

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • In coordination with the Operations Manager and the Monitoring & Evaluation team, assist in the development of clear monitoring and evaluation tools to measure the quality and impact of project activities.

  • Responsible for the oversight of the project components by ensuring that activities are monitored and delivered to a high quality in each site.

  • Coordinate with the MEAL officer to ensure timely submitting monthly project components Data with quality.

  • Support partners in setting up an efficient MEAL system that allows timely and accurate monitoring as well as to measure quality and impact

  • Ensure all grants related to Livelihoods refer to technical standards, consider government standards and are aligned with internal and external Strategic Objectives

  • Follow up with Accountability to respond to feedback from areas of implementation to strengthen the project.

  • Coordinate with the project officers to share success stories and achievements

Reporting

  • Update monthly situation report and activity info.

  • Provide quarterly and annual reports in donor format and take direct responsibility for ensuring timely and quality reporting by coordinating with the different functions and roles including finance, programme, and MEAL department

  • Update the Grant performance Tracker in coordination with the Grant Acquisition and Management Team and Operations Manager

  • Contribute to reporting requirements from the WV Jordan departments.

  • Lead program milestone and reporting.

  • Provide regular updates to the Operations Manager

Any other duties that may be assigned by the supervisor 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Experience/expertise of capacity building of CBOs and experience in work with youth

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in working in ideally in relief and/or post-conflict settings in reputable institution, national or international NGO.

  • Experience in youth-focused and youth-led projects implementation is required

  • Experience in Budget Management

  • Academic requirements – a degree in Economics, Economic Development, Business Administration, Social Sciences or any relevant livelihoods-related area.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Key experience in Project Management

  • Strong background in Livelihoods in Jordan.

  • Experience in working in partnerships – partner management (budget, project planning)

  • Good working experience and familiarity with core principles of children rights, child protection as well as Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct is an advantage.

  • Working knowledge of the logical framework approach to project design, monitoring and evaluation/ project cycle management.

  • Experience in working with German donors like BMZ

  • Excellent analytical/problem-solving skills and attention to detail in the development of written documents.

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure

  • Organization, planning, and time management skills

  • Detailed oriented and able to verify data quality

  • Ability to understand, explain livelihood assessment tools

  • High level communications skills

  • Ability to build positive relationships in a cross cultural environment

  • Excellent written English, with fluency in speaking Arabic and English

  • Ability to write very good quality reports in English is required

  • computer literate, with knowledge and hands on skills with email and in MS Office Word and Excel. Experience with Power Point and Project Management software is an asset

Development Coordinator - MADAD

Work Context/ Background

MADAD is a 2 years Project to be implemented in Beirut and Mount Lebanon with the aim of strengthening youth resilience and empowering youth to utilize knowledge and opportunities that would enable them to confidently participate in economic and social life. The project also aims to mobilize and train youth to implement initiatives that benefit their local communities with a special focus on promoting peacebuilding, positive interaction and social cohesion through joint participation of refugee and host community youth in peace-building initiatives and local decision making processes at school and community level to reduce tension while improving access to basic child and youth friendly services in targeted areas.

PURPOSE OF POSITION

Madad Development coordinator will have the responsibility for the implementation of the youth peacebuilding component under three different municipalities as well as the life skills component in several schools. He / She will be responsible of engaging with a multitude of internal and external stakeholders to ensure quality, timeliness, and effectiveness of the implementation as per the project requirements

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

% Time

Will vary

Major Activities

End Results Expected

10%

Maintaining and establishing youth municipal councils in partnership with three different municipalities as per the grant agreement.

3 Youth group established and endorsed by their respective municipalities

5%

Lead and coordinate the capacity building of the youth groups to deliver the outcomes effectively and keeping them fully engaged during the project implementation.

Youth groups are motivated and actively participating in the project.

40%

Lead the implementation of the youth peacebuilding component as per the project scope, budget and timeframe with close coordinator with the project team.

Youth successfully undergoes the capacity building, needs assessment, planning and implementation phases.

30%

Lead the community in implementing the life skills project activities in the assigned communities with support from community volunteers, field interns, Community-Based Organizations, stakeholders, external consultants and World Vision Lebanon staff.

Deliverables are on time and as per the standards.

15%

Monitor the implementation and progress of the life skills and peacebuilding project(s) in the assigned communities according to approved objectives, plan of action and budget by working closely with the Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation unit and the project manager.

Project results achieved on time and on budget, as agreed to in grant agreement.

Ensure compliance with WV standards in procurement, financial, monitoring, visibility and reporting

High standards of quality assurance and reporting

Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports (financial and operational) on the proceedings of the project(s) for the assigned communities.

Regular submission of Progress reports that are approved by the project manager.

Build positive and constructive relationships with community members and partners in order to understand their realities and facilitate development processes effectively.

Local community trusts World Vision and is willing to collaborate and share resources to work for the benefit of the most vulnerable children

Strengthen the understanding of community development and ownership and of social sustainability among the stakeholders in the area.

Ensure WV core values and principles are upheld at the project site by all staff.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • University degree in a field related to community development or social work

  • Good understanding of community development concepts and practices

  • Knowledge of project planning and implementation

  • Solid communication, interpersonal, negotiation and relation management skills and experience

  • Proven ability to work effectively and sensibly in cross-cultural settings and complex environments

  • Experience in implementing youth projects.

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in community development work

  • Basic understanding of design, monitoring, and evaluation processes

  • Development facilitation skills , including catalyzing, connecting, and building the capacity of community groups

  • Experience in building and maintaining relationships and networks with individuals, communities and development partners.

  • Excellent command of written and oral English and Arabic

  • 80% field work and 20% office based

  • Flexibility to work in the afternoons and on weekends as per the youth availability

  • Driving license is needed

Team Coordinator of Regional Audits

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Under direct suppervition of Global Internal Audit (GIA) Director of Regional Audits, this position is primarily responsible for assisting the Regional Internal Audit Teams (RIAT) in the annual audit planning process, monitoring the audit plans, calculate, monitor and allocate the audit budget of a more than USD 5M annually. Also, other essential tasks are: monitors the accuracy and completeness of the audit data in the audit application software (GRC), perform the regularly required analysis for the use of GIA, national, regional and global leadership. Nevertheless, is ensuring the support in coordinating the regional events and meetings calendar and the necessary planning and logistics worldwide.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides administrative support to GIA Director of Regional Audits and Regional Audit Directors including virtual and physical meeting coordination, organizing travel schedules and calls, and general administrative support.

  • Other duties as needed.

  • Monitor completeness and accuracy monthly by checking for any missing, conflicting or incorrect information within regional internal audit data in audit database.

  • Communicate routinely with the GIA Director of Regional Audits regarding audit progress, issues, other departmental work timeliness, priorities, etc.

  • Flag the inconsistencies to the GIA Director and Regional Audit Director for follow-up.

  • Work with Regional Audit Director and Managers (RAMs) to coordinate the validation of the audit findings on a quarterly basis.

  • Coordinate with analytics team on data clean-up for regional data as needed or requested.

  • Assists the GIA Director of Regional Audits and the Regional Audit Directors in developing and monitoring the execution of the Regional Internal Audit Teams’ (RIAT) audit plans.

  • Assists the GIA Director of Regional Audits and Regional Audit Directors in developing and monitoring the delivery of Regional audit teams’ budgets and cost allocation.

  • Quality Assurance monitoring.

  • Coordinate the ongoing audit feedback process and the annual Self-Assessment process to be performed by the RIATs on a yearly basis.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Good background on financial audit and data analysis.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and be personable and able to communicate with people on a variety of levels in the company and work well in a team environment.

  • Excellent project management and organization skills.

  • Proficient in the use of computer applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Power BI, analysis tools, Microsoft Teams.

  • Strong organizational & follow through skills. Good analytical and problem solving aptitude.

  • Bachelor degree, preferably in Finance or Accountancy.

  • Three or more years of administrative-level support experience.

  • Exposure to multi-national business on INGO environment.

  • Proven knowledge and understanding of NGO accounting, AUDIT and financial reporting environment.

  • Proficiency in English, both written and verbal.

  • Spanish and/or French is highly desired.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Sound knowledge of financial and non-financial systems as well as of database extraction and analysis tools.

  • Have strong sense of professional skepticism, be a critical thinker, and be dedicated to continuous improvement of the organization.

  • Candidates with/or candidates working toward certifications such as Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Internal Auditor are preferred.

  • Prior accounting, investigations, or audit experience is preferred.

  • Ability to handle and prioritize assignments simultaneously in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Creativity in accomplishing tasks and ability to exercise initiative & independent judgment to solve problems of limited scope and complexity.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

AM&E Assistant

JOB OPPORTUNITY

AM&E Assistant – Erbil

Purpose of position:

To ensure the Refugee project processes of distribution (on site distribution), shop transaction monitoring are implemented according to World Vision standard procedures and providing monitoring and accounting documentation on food voucher project processes.

The holder of the position should communicate World Vision’s ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Major Activities

  • On site monitoring and consultation with beneficiaries

  • Present in the distribution and service sites to ensure the distribution processes meet the expected standard as per the project objectives

  • Conduct focused group discussions with beneficiaries

  • Conduct interviews with beneficiaries to understand the problems and issues faced by them

  • Visit shops and conduct shop and transaction monitoring

  • Part of the indicator and performance tracking and reporting

  • Part of the post implementation monitoring survey exercise

Accountability and reporting

  • Support the MEAL officer in managing the accountability input system at the distribution and service sites

  • Ensure support and management of the help desk

  • Ensure support in the design and production and dissemination of banners and posters about the project and updates

  • Assist the MEAL Officer in ensure follow up of the complaints and responses

Coordination and data processing

  • To co-ordinate and foster relations with other World Vision Programs and departments in the governorate so as to ensure proper allocation and sharing of MEAL resources is in place. Good working relationship established between Ops, MEAL and programs teams

  • Support in data cleaning and run basic analysis for transforming data to information

  • Be effective in communicating key accountability messages with beneficiaries and stakeholders in the field

Project Filing

  • Ensure project documentation is up to date and audit compliant

  • Perform any other duties as required by the Project Manager or his/her designee

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

  • Basic graduate degree and or basic diploma education

  • Fluent in Arabic and/or Kurdish (speaking and writing).

  • Strong skills in Microsoft office especially database and MS Excel and reporting writing skills.

  • Ability to cope and work under pressure.

  • Well-organized, self-motivated, solution oriented, independent and ability to work in a team.

  • Full adherence to World Vision Child Protection, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies.

  • Self-disciplined with good time management skills.

  • Strong analytical and detail orientation skills and ability to produce clear written reports.

  • Ability to perform field assignments and willingness to travel for long period of time in difficult terrain, harsh and demanding conditions.

National Office Supply Chain Team Lead

LOCATION

Yerevan, Armenia

DURATION

Open-ended

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

National Office Supply Chain Team Lead will manage the implementation of the strategic direction of supply chain management function at the National Office level and promote center of learning which is accessible to other countries in the Hub and region and will ensure compliance of National Office and support on-going training of global and regional Supply Chain Management policies and standard operating procedures and report on established performance metrics at the Hub and region. Supply Chain Team Lead will manage and execute all Supply Chain Management related procurement functions at the National Office and support Hub and regional sourcing initiatives, as well as National Office procurement compliance, supplier performance and maintain relevant procurement data as defined.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Manage and execute procurement process for non-strategic items, construction and consultancy projects within alignment with established National OfficeService Level Agreements:

  • Negotiate best overall value and terms for designated non-strategic areas of spend;

  • Identify and resolve supplier conflicts with delivery and quality;

  • Support local operations team in specification definition and development - soliciting support of suppliers where needed;

  • Ensure compliance to Supply Chain Management policies and standard processes from planning to pay;

  • Facilitate and coordinate the procurement committee on the selection of suppliers;

  • Execute the decisions of the procurement committee in alignment with Service Level Agreements;

  • Manage monthly area, sectoral, project and department reviews to address: 1. Open procurement issues/performance against procurement plans, 2. Development of plans to support new, additional, and changing requirements (Grants/new programs).

  1. Support Hub Leader in the planning, sourcing strategy and strategic sourcing initiatives for the National Office:

  • Conduct market assessments for specific categories of spend;

  • Conduct pre-qualification and vetting of suppliers for defined categories of spend;

  • Contract issuance and support of supplier negotiations for defined categories;

  • Support Area Programs and program leaders in the procurement planning process;

  • Identify changes and updates in the procurement plans;

  • Support the development of grant proposals by providing cost and identify supply base.

  1. Performance Measurement execution, analysis and reporting:

  • Manage and coordinate integrated cross functional key performance indicators and the develop of action plans to address areas of poor performance;

  • Track and analyze procurement performance and savings against established target levels (KPI’s and Program Office Savings tracking tool);

  • Report Supply Chain Managementperformance monthly to Hub Leader and National OfficeLeadership;

  • Manage continuous improvement in Procurement through monitoring of Procurement Progress Reports and Procurement monthly tracking reports;

  • Maintain and update critical National Officeprocurement data;

  • Ensure the submission on all suppliers for Block Party Screening to Hub Analyst.

  1. Human Resources Management and Development:

  • Engage in the identification and recruitment of staff;

  • Develop the capacity of staff in the Department by working closely with People & Culture Department on staff development through effective coaching, mentoring and performance management processes;

  • Manage setting of performance objectives for Procurement staff;

  • Provide regular feedback on performance and identifying training needs;

  • Ensure the development and capacity building of staff both technically and professionally.

  1. Support and manage the implementation and compliance of procurement policies and processes and procedures:

  • Manage procurement manual, ensuring compliance and facilitating revisions and updates;

  • Manage and maintain item catalogues, supplier and contract master files.

  1. Manage day to day interactions and relationship with Operations, Programs, Finance and other departments to facilitate improvement in knowledge sharing, communication and process:

  • Ensure continuous improvement of processes and understanding across departments.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training:

  • University degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management and/ or work experience equivalent;

  • Professional qualification, preferably Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply qualified;

  • 3-5 years’ experience in supply chain and/or procurement;

  • 2-3 years’ experience in a supervision role;

  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English;

  • Good understanding of procurement management;

  • Good communication skills with suppliers and internal customers;

  • A proactive person with initiative, drive, and honest with a high level of integrity;

  • Demonstrated capacity building approach to supporting staff development;

  • Ability to lead, plan, and organize;

  • Strong contract management experience;

  • Strong negotiation expertise;

  • Good understanding of World Vision Core Values, Sphere Relief Standards, Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct;

  • Technical skills in computing and using standard software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access and Internet);

  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 10 % of the time.

Livelihoods Advisor, Syria Response

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision International is seeking a Livelihood Adviser for Syria (75%) and Jordan (25%). The position will report to the Syria Head of Programmes and specifically to the Jordan Response Manager for Jordan related work, and will be based at the World Vision office in Amman, Jordan. The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Lead on developing and implementing a Livelihood Programming Strategy for World Vision’s Syria Response as a whole, and for each of the countries included in the Response.

  • Lead on ensuring technical expertise and staff capacity, innovation, quality results and organisational learning within World Vision based on credible evidence gained through livelihoods programming.

  • Have up-to-date sectoral knowledge to ensure that current thinking is reflected in World Vision’s Livelihood and Resilience programmes, and that they in turn influence across the response.

  • Lead livelihoods specific and/or integrated research and learning initiatives.

  • Represent World Vision in external engagement with technical sectors, donors, governments and other relevant stakeholders in the humanitarian community.

  • Serve as the technical specialist in resource acquisition related to livelihood programming.

  • Model and promote World Vision’s values that aspire to achieving a safe and secure future for children.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Development Leadership:

  • Facilitate and formulate livelihood strategies within the framework of the country operational strategy.

  • Coordinate with the Global Centre and MEER regional office to ensure strategic alignment of the livelihood sector.

  • Formulate guidelines, processes, measurements, and standards for the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of livelihood and resilience projects in collaboration with other advisers and MEAL.

  • Design and carrying out assessments as needed in conjunction with other sectors.

Develop an integrated livelihood plan, budget, program and detailed implementation plan that is aligned with

  • Response strategy.

  • Coordinating mechanism strategy.

  • Sphere Standards.

  • WVI Child Wellbeing outcomes.

  • WVI Humanitarian Accountability Framework.

  • Include sector focused advocacy issues and cross-cutting themes in design where appropriate.

  • Develop and implement sector plans with community engagement and utilizing Do No Harm approach.

  • Ensure that accountability mechanisms are in place for community and stakeholders feedback on sector as well as semi-annuals are reviewed with communities based on the concept of Community Based monitoring and evaluation.

  • Determine sector organizational structure and staffing plan and ensure reviewing/adjustments of JDs/ appropriate budgets as well as contribute in setting of performance indicators.

  • Contribute to the recruitment of relevant staff for each project.

  • Ensure sector programme and project logframes refer to technical standards, consider government standards, Sphere Standards, WVI Humanitarian Accountability and Protection and are aligned with the organization DADDs and sector packages.

  • Ensure that the compliances with grants, technical standards and budgets are met.

Leadership and Capacity Building:

  • Coach /mentor /manage the unit members: Delegation of authority/ responsibility with clear standards of accountability, etc.

  • Ensure that that all team members are providing proper leadership and support to the projects according to their area of expertise and based on a defined action plan with Sector Lead.

  • Work on empowering team members to take the appropriate decisions and actions and call for regular meetings for the unit staff.

  • Assist staff in understanding and adapting project models to local contexts in alignment with local strategy.

  • Identify the capacity needs in the areas of livelihoods programming and develop plans for building the capacity of the projects staff and partners in collaboration with P&C department and Program Managers.

  • Identify staff to build their specific capacities in the sector’s principles, minimum standards and other vital knowledge in order to have them as back-ups for the specialist’s role in case of transition needed and for more sustainability of programs / planning in the organization.

  • Build the capacities of partners (whether local government entities or at the national level as well as CBOs).

Leadership in the area of Relationship Building, Networking and Fundraising:

  • Represent World Vision at interagency coordination and donor meetings on livelihoods and resilience.

  • To meet, build relationships and coordinate with the UN, NGO/INGOs and livelihoods fora.

  • Seek opportunities for interagency collaboration.

  • Strengthen and establish a strong network of national partners and stakeholders.

  • Liaise and network with other WV entities within the partnership for sharing and dissemination of best practices, information access, and resource acquisition.

  • Ensure WV’s livelihoods projects/programs are highlighted in the media in coordination with the communications department.

  • Share with management alarming trends or new parameters that could affect the implementation of current or future projects in a certain sector.

  • Work collaboratively with Grants Acquisition and Management team to develop livelihoods fundraising plan and support rollout of plan. This is likely to include donor positioning, donor interaction, strategy development, proposal submission etc.

Learning and Research:

  • Ensure experiences and lessons learned are shared among the team of commodities field staff

  • Collaborate with MEAL department, local and/or international research institutes in-country and identify potential opportunities for joint research initiatives.

  • Ensure accurate assessments are conducted in the relevant fields to come up with accurate findings when needed and evidence based information.

  • Ensure that reflection meetings are conducted on a regular basis to document lessons learned and make sure that these lessons learned, whether from previous or ongoing projects, are taken into consideration for future projects designs and implementation.

  • Identify new trends and opportunities to feed in new projects models or technical approaches.

  • Test new project models / technical approaches and/or new areas of coverage.

  • Share any alarming information or relevant one related to programming with the Response Sector in order to adjust or modify any necessary programming.

Support Implementation, Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Strengthen the quality of livelihoods interventions in coordination with operations staff, programme staff and DME.

  • Provide ongoing assistance and coaching to related field staff in order to ensure timely and quality implementation of projects ’activities.

  • Review and refine livelihoods programs including their budgets as and support baseline measurements.

  • Oversee the implementation of projects in WV’s area of intervention through establishing appropriate monitoring system in close collaboration with MEAL dept.

  • Provide technical input and recommendations to procurement activities related to services that affect the quality of livelihoods programs.

  • Review, analyze, and provide feedback on the livelihoods based component of program / projects reports (including assessment reports, PDDs, monitoring and management reports as well as evaluation reports).

  • Ensure compliance to organizational and donors standards in the management of livelihoods based programs.

  • Ensure quality and timely reporting in line with donors and SOs standards.

  • Intervene, when necessary, at procurement level, to facilitate/find solutions to material purchase difficulties or delays that are affecting the program quality implementation.

  • Assist in setting up appropriate indicators and tools for monitoring along with the M&E department and establish systems to extract relevant information when needed for each sector.

  • Review MEAL data with Programmes and Operations to make operational improvements.

  • Review context analysis with Programs for better adaptation to sector plan and implement early warning systems in all sectors to be able to detect any new context information.

  • Establish and implement internal monthly sector reporting system in coordination with DME.

  • Provide inputs for grants/donor and programme milestone reports to Programmes as per schedule as well as review all semi-annual and annual reports related to the sector.

Other:

  • Perform other duties as required from the Direct Supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • University degree in Economy/Human Development/Social Sciences or related field.

  • Master degree in relevant field required.

  • At least five years working experience at a senior level in Livelihoods and Resilience sector in a humanitarian context.

  • Excellent technical understanding of Sustainable Development, Economic Development and Livelihoods and Resilience, including agriculture and IT sectors.

  • Experience designing and facilitating Livelihoods capacity building activities and training.

  • Good understanding of humanitarian architecture.

  • Substantial experience in networking and positioning with external stakeholders.

  • Extensive experience in developing successful project proposals.

  • Experience in advocacy, preferably on trans-national level.

  • Experience of working in the Syria Response Region would be an advantage.

  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.

  • Excellent spoken and written English language skills required.

  • Arabic language skills an advantage.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Ability and willingness to learn new things and support new initiatives.

  • Capacity to engage in policy dialogue.

  • Excellent networking and relationship management skills with the actors of the Livelihoods and Resilience sector (Government, NGO, civil society).

  • Strategic, critical and innovative thinking.

  • Ability to establish and maintain strategic partnerships.

  • Understanding of community mobilization and empowerment principles and approaches.

  • Excellent communication, coordination, diplomacy and negotiation skills.

  • Programme design and proposal development skills.

  • Coaching and staff capacity building skills.

  • Events/ processes facilitation skills.

  • Experience in advocacy initiatives, coalition building and ability to rally coalitions and networks to take positions on specific policy issues.

  • Ability to engage in personal learning and development.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure, efficient task prioritization and time management.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (oral and written in English; Arabic would be an advantage).

  • Experience of communicating with Government, Non-Government, organizations and other sectoral stakeholders.

  • Experience of engaging with private sector companies.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Willingness to be flexible with hours when necessary and ability to travel locally and internationally up to 50% of time.

Cash and Market Based Programming Advisor

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Jordan, Europe or Latin America & Carribean Region where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Advisor for Cash Based Programming (CBP) will have responsibility for the coordination and tracking of Disaster Management (DM) CoP cash and market based programming projects. As a member of the DM/ Technical Resources Team, s/he will be responsible for technical leadership, business intelligence, branding and administrative oversight of this emerging project portfolio. S/he will serve as the principal institutional point of contact for DM cash and market activities, technical support to Regional Office (RO) and National Offices (NOs), including resource development and will ensure that this new way of working is communicated effectively. The post holder will also help NO’s to develop

partnerships and agreements with financial service providers and mobile network operators in various contexts.

The advisor shall have a very good understanding of aid organization (including UN) and private sector dynamics related to cash and market based programming and work carefully and collaboratively to support stakeholders as appropriate.

The position holder will deploy to the field up to 30%-40% of his/ her time to assist and promote CBP in emergency or recovery operations, s/he may have to liaise with or manage a team of technical staff and will engage with the response leadership to ensure quality, timeliness and efficiency of all cash and market related activities. Such work will include pre-positioning of CBP capacity and technical guidance, including oversight for market assessments and market strengthening activities as well as related procurement functions, context-specific approaches for cash transfers and the use of digital technology as appropriate. The advisor is therefore expected to have strong experience in cash based programming, guiding operational implementation, as well as support for resource acquisition, external engagement and facilitate reporting/ tracking of CBP with designated geographies. Experience in the financial and IT industries is helpful but not mandatory. Strong inter-cultural skills, listening as well as influencing, coordination and management skills will ensure the security, feasibility, and sustainability of multi-sector projects and contributions to child wellbeing outcomes. This role will work as integral part of the CBP and humanitarian partnering team, linking with technical specialist resource staff (CP, WASH, food etc.) for multipurpose as well as multi-sector CBP, collaborate with the Systems and Capabilities’ teams to ensure technical input into systems’ and process development and strategic organizational capacity building and training of field cash capacities, as well as with the External Engagement & Resource Development Team for joint identification of and successful acquisition of resources.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Cash Programming Strategic Guidance to Field:

  • Provide leadership, influence and coordination in the development, dissemination and promotion of humanitarian cash transfer programming roadmap, standards and tools.

  • Work with relevant stakeholders to contribute in development and implementation of DM partnering strategic roadmap as it refers to collaboration with financial service providers (FSPs) for scaling the delivery of cash and expanding cash capability across WVI.

  • Incorporate feedback into cash roadmap, delivery processes, preparedness plans for scaling the use of cash in response and recovery programmes.

  • Ensure that finalized cash roadmap is communicated appropriately when providing remote technical advice and expertise to stakeholders in target NOs for market assessments, project design, start-up, phase-in, phase-out, communications, reporting, monitoring and evaluation of DM cash programming related activities.

Cash Preparedness & Capacity Building:

  • Collaborate with SO IPG teams and Regional (RO) and target National Offices (NO) to implement global CBP roadmap and develop and conduct training in cash programming methodologies and concepts, including market analysis, programme design, monitoring and evaluation, if required.

  • Contribute to design and development and review processes for delivering / testing global cash delivery application that takes users through a stepped process for preparing, designing and delivering cash transfers across sectors and countries.

  • Support other units at global and regional levels (Reporting, Finance, GAM, etc.) to develop / pilot internal operating and financial procedures, tools and guidelines for supporting cash programmes.

  • Mentor other global surge capacity staff members engaged in cash. Support capacity building and training activities for cash transfers and market based programming. Help to develop training tools as necessary.

Support to Emergency Response & Recovery Operations:

Deploy on-site in priority disaster preparedness and responses contexts as required (including special projects – e.g. BeCashReady):

  • Conduct market assessment for CBP intervention.

  • Provide technical support in cash delivery operations (cash transfers and vouchers).

  • Engage with external partners on CBP research, policy, guidance and initiatives and ensure dissemination to internal stakeholders (including leveraging social safety nets).

  • Set up systems and tools, conduct assessment, develop proposals, hire key staff during Cat III emergency response and support other responses.

  • Lead or facilitate CBP project design, implementation and review based on context and market analysis and advise on use of tools and systems in coordination with NO & response management in emergency responses and designated geographies.

  • Help to negotiate service and supply contracts, for example with local vendors, mobile network operators (MNOs), financial service providers (FSPs), construction companies, transport companies (air, land, sea), logistics service providers and landlords etc.

  • Remotely support other response operations as necessary.

Liaison and Coordination (internal & external) & Learning:

  • Work with GC DM capacity & capability staff, as well as sector specialists in GC DM TRT to support RO, NO staff in allocated geographies to ensure that cash programming capabilities are integrated into project design work, sector specific technical guidance.

  • Support donor and technical partner engagements with NO & RO cash focal points and inter-agency working group mechanisms to enhance overall pre crises market analysis and cash coordination, and WV’s positioning with external stakeholders (UN, Governments, bi-lateral donors, (I)NGOs, private sector).

  • Engage externally, serve as subject-matter-expert in discussion fora, conferences as feasible.

  • Contribute to organisational learning to help build World Vision’s credibility and influence in the area of cash and market based programming.

  • Network internally and externally in order to remain abreast of the latest cash and market programming trends. Participate and actively contribute in partnership forums, working groups, cluster meetings and inter agency networks related to supply chain and CBP to position WV as a key player in the space.

  • Encourage and facilitate the documentation of best practices and lessons learned, directed toward multiple audiences, to influence policy formation, develop capacity and foster professionalism.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Degree or post graduate qualification and / or professional background in CBP design, implementation, humanitarian work, finance, economics, international development, or other relevant field.

  • 5 to 7 years of international humanitarian experience managing grant-funded projects.

  • Knowledge of, and expertise in, cash transfer technologies and methodologies, contracting and procurement.

  • Extensive understanding of payment systems, procedures and financial compliance issues.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills plus strong presentation and report writing skills in English and Arabic, Spanish language skills desirable.

  • Proficiency in computer & online tools including Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes (or similar software), email, internet.

  • Demonstrated excellent inter-personal and negotiation skills.

  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills relevant to development of cash programming strategy.

  • Demonstrated accomplishment in working in challenging humanitarian contexts, with sound inter-cultural skills, with various host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance programme requirements.

  • Experience working in international humanitarian operations.

  • Experience in an advisory, management / project management position.

  • Experience with procurement / contracting and supply chain management implementation processes.

  • Required: Effective in written and verbal communication in English and Arabic. Proficiency in other languages such as Spanish are highly desirable.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

General:

  • Experience in organizational development, change management, program design, budgeting, financial analysis and project planning and management.

  • Ability to influence, coordinate and build strategies, tools and a cohesive CBP specialist field teams during on and off-deployment time), with clear deliverables and outputs that can be replicated and scaled up in the future.

  • Experience in resource acquisition / funding.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and great communicator.

Technical:

  • Demonstrated experience with implementing cash and market based strategies for humanitarian and/or development programming (e.g. multipurpose cash or in sectors such as child protection, WASH, Financial Services, Enterprise Development and Community Development).

  • Understanding and experience of global trends and existing payment solutions (e.g. mobile money, mobile banking, e-vouchers, prepaid cards, point of sale devices or other alternative delivery channels as well as mobile capture of survey data or delivery of marketing and/or extension information, strategic alliances with private sector or social venture capital businesses.

  • Good knowledge in social safety net, social protection programming and policy support.

  • Understanding of the benefits of as well as organizational barriers to using mobile and other approaches for the successful implementation of cash and voucher based assistance.

  • Experience researching, designing and implementing mobile strategies that connect the economic base of the pyramid with formal and/or semi-formal economic activity (i.e. financial inclusion models).

  • Understanding of key challenges for MNOs and/or financial institutions in rolling out mobile and other finance platforms in rural areas, and ability to negotiate with these stakeholders effectively.

  • Experience at training upper and middle management on such topics as action planning, business development, business planning, financial performance and business valuation.

  • Good understanding of micro lending and business planning as well as a comparison of national level electronic-readiness and policy performances in developing countries. Knowledge of programming resources and tools leading to project model development.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Frequent international travel. Deployment to emergency operations for up to 30% of time.

  • This role involves contributing to the facilitation and coordination of a virtual, geographically-dispersed cash programming and humanitarian operations network.

Response Innovation Lab Director

OVERVIEW OF THE RESPONSE INNOVATION LAB (RIL):

The RIL is a global collaboration with the Founding partners of World Vision, Save the Children, Oxfam, George Washington University and Civic. There is a Global Collaboration Agreement between these organisations which details each of their responsibilities and has World Vision as the hosting the Global Response Innovation Lab Team (which is detailed in the organisational structure section). This is similar to a cluster in which the Response Innovation Lab Supports the entire humanitarian sector with its competency – innovation. The RIL works both at a global level (hosted by World Vision) and through in country programs Iraq RIL, Puerto Rico RIL, Jordan RIL, Somalia RIL, Uganda RIL (with more

opening) each of these are hosted by the founding partners in country but have a reporting line to the global RIL (similar to a cluster). The strategy of the RIL has a RIL country lab in every protracted crisis, failed state and rapid onset emergency – being larger and with broader reach than a cluster. https://responseinnovationlab.com/

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

We are looking for an experienced Director or to supervise and control all strategic and business aspects of the Response Innovation Lab (RIL). The RIL is a global partnership that supports innovation in humanitarian contexts with programs based in the field. Our Founding Partners include World Vision, Save the Children, Oxfam, George Washington University and Civic. You will be the first in command of the RIL and responsible for giving the proper strategic direction, as well as creating a vision for success.

To thrive as the RIL Director you must be a prudent manager and an inspiring leader. The ideal candidate will have a business mindset and will be able to see the “big picture” in a variety of settings. They will take actions to enhance the company’s financial sustainability, grow high performing teams and create real impact on the ground in humanitarian contexts.

S/he identifies leads and supports a team to deploy innovation labs into emergency responses and protracted crises, build innovation and collaboration outside humanitarian contexts and fosters an enabling environment for new ideas to be sparked, incubated and implemented across the humanitarian sector. The Director drives cross-sector partnership development for innovative and collaborative opportunities which creates shared value for all stakeholders.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic Leadership and Management:

  • Develop high quality business strategies and plans ensuring their alignment with short-term and long-term objectives.

  • Create an enabling environment for innovation where experimentation is welcome both in the RIL and in sensitizing the wider humanitarian sector.

  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Steering Committee and Advisory mechanism.

  • Manage risk for the RIL partnership.

  • Support and oversee the development and iteration of a sustainable business model for the RIL to grow impact and operations.

  • Oversee the building and operational deployment mechanism of the RIL to ensure safe, adaptable, quality operational innovation labs.

  • Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, rigorous programme evaluation, and consistent quality of systems for impact.

  • Oversee all operations and activities to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with the overall strategy and mission.

  • Lead, coach, develop and motivate subordinates to advance employee engagement develop a high performing managerial team.

  • Enforce adherence to RIL guidelines and in-house policies to maintain the company’s legality, impact and ethics.

Partnerships and Network:

As of the September 2018 we have mapped over 1000 organizations, worked with more than 200 or these. Networks and relationships this position will hold vary from the Global Alliance of Humanitarian Innovation to ALNAP, Maersk to Thoughtworks, DFID to Gates Foundation – across a range of private sector, NGO, donors, academic, innovation or other organisations. Currently we have 150 supporting organisations and networks.

  • Build formal and informal networks through new relationships and partnerships across communities, networks, and sectors internationally for the operational success of the RIL.

  • Use external presence and relationships to facilitate inter-connectedness across stakeholders and garner new opportunities.

  • Build opportunities for new, innovative product/service development both in and out of response.

  • Expand income and partnership generating activities to support RIL operations with a mission to expand RIL offerings, scope and scale. Including doubling global income in the next FY.

Communications and Representation.

  • Support the building of compelling stories and communication which provides useful information, engages stakeholder passions and interests and supports the building of an innovation eco-system.

  • Represent the RIL through digital, visual, in person and other means to creating a stronger brand and reputation internationally and in humanitarian contexts.

Business Planning:

  • Ensure business planning that builds the RIL as a proactive and nimble partnership with capability to navigate a dynamic, innovative environment.

  • Maintain a deep knowledge of the humanitarian and innovation sectors to stay ensure greatest impact possible in the humanitarian innovation sector.

  • Review financial and non-financial reports to devise solutions or improvements.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Proven experience leading organisations and global programs in Managerial or Leadership positions.

  • Experience in developing sustainable funding strategies and implementing vision.

  • Strong understanding of performance management principles.

  • Familiarity with diverse business functions such as marketing, PR, finance etc.

  • In-depth knowledge of corporate governance and general management best practices.

  • An entrepreneurial and innovative mindset with outstanding organizational and leadership skills.

  • Strong public relations, partnership engagement and partnership brokering experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.

  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people internationally (communities affected by disaster to high level company executives) and across sectors (public, private, academic, government).

  • Passionate, positive, values and mission-driven, and self-directed.

  • Experience and passionate about managing an organisation with principles of cooperation, diversity, inclusion, action orientated, learning and evidence based.

  • Advanced Degree (Master’s Degree or logical equivalent) in a relevant field, such as: International development, social enterprise, business administration, etc.

  • At least 8-10 years in the humanitarian sector with at least 5 years spent in humanitarian operations in country.

  • Experience in entrepreneurial and innovative programming in humanitarian contexts.

  • Fluent spoken and written English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Advanced Degree (Master’s Degree or logical equivalent) in a relevant field, such as: International development, social enterprise, business administration, etc.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Marketing Officer

Marketing Officer, Sponsorship Experience

Salary: £27,000 per annum + good range of benefits

Contract: Permanent – Full Time

Based: Milton Keynes

World Vision is an international children’s charity working with children, their communities, and with supporters and partners, in almost 100 countries.

Through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy we’ve helped bring lasting change to millions of children, over more than 60 years. And as a Christian organisation, everything we do is motivated by our faith as we strive to reflect God’s unconditional love.

Work for World Vision UK and you will be part of a truly global Partnership, building brighter futures for vulnerable children.

Looking for a new marketing role, but one where you can also really make a difference?

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced fundraising or marketing professional to join the Sponsorship Experience team within our Public Engagement Group. Child sponsorship is the team's core product, and in this role, you’ll take an active lead in delivering a high value sponsorship experience through multi-channel marketing campaigns. These will drive supporter loyalty and satisfaction, helping bring to life the change supporters are making in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children.

In the team we love the fact that each day is different - from creating concepts, briefing, copywriting, and design, through to project and agency management, data selection, analysis and insight. Within this role, you'll deliver exceptional experiences for our World Vision child sponsors through the development and delivery of timely, high-value and inspiring multi-channel marketing campaigns that demonstrate the difference their sponsorship is making. This in turn increases sponsor loyalty and retention, and deepens engagement between the sponsor and child.

You will create compelling copy content, as well as manage relationships with our design, print, digital and film agencies, so that you work collaboratively to produce emotive communications that ‘reach’ our supporters and bring to life the change they are making. This role will give you the opportunity to develop new and innovative ways of communicating the impact our supporters are making. It will be your job to ensure our sponsor communications truly reflect World Vision’s mission and Christian ethos to our diverse supporter base.

Working alongside our data team, you'll have the chance to understand supporter behaviour, as well as measure results and capitalise on future activities and campaigns. You will plan, build and extract data using our CRM system and work with other data stakeholders in the organisation.

With a relevant degree in direct and/or digital marketing or fundraising, and a good level of direct marketing, statistics and data analysis/insights experience, you will be an excellent communicator with a creative outlook, have an eye for detail and fantastic relationship-building skills. You will relish the opportunity to deliver multi-channel campaigns, and use data and customer insights to help develop new ideas.

As a Christian, this role offers you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith within World Vision UK and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

Interested in joining the team? Along with your CV, please write a covering letter explaining: 1) Why you want the role and 2) How your experience meets the requirements set out in the Job Description. Please outline how you meet each of the core capabilities required for the role, and give specific examples where you can.

Please click here to view the Job Description.

Closing Date for applications: 6th January 2019

Interview Dates: w/c 14th January 2019

Due to the expected volume of applicants we may not be able to send you a personal response but only communicate with you if your application is successful.

All applicants must be willing to work within a Christian framework and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

This is a truly rewarding role within a place where your skills really matter. In addition to the salary offered, we offer good benefits including pension, generous holiday entitlement and free parking.

World Vision UK is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and have polices regarding flexible working arrangements including part time and job share.

As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.

No agencies please.

Media Manager

Media Strategy Manager

Salary: £36,994 - £39,192 per annum + London Weighting and good range of benefits

Contract: Full-time, Permanent

Based: London (with regular travel to Milton Keynes Head Office)

World Vision is an international children’s charity working with children, their communities, and with supporters and partners, in almost 100 countries.

Through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy we’ve helped bring lasting change to millions of children, over more than 60 years. And as a Christian organisation, everything we do is motivated by our faith as we strive to reflect God’s unconditional love.

Work for World Vision UK and you will be part of a truly global Partnership, building brighter futures for vulnerable children.

Do you live and breathe the media and know how to use it to make things happen?

We’re looking for a media strategy manager with the experience, drive and creativity to take our media operation to a new level. Someone who can help set an agenda, lead debate and deliver tangible outcomes.

World Vision helps millions of vulnerable children across the world. Tens of thousands of people in the UK support our work.We need you to develop and manage our media strategy to engage audiences and create a powerful voice to influence government, church and development partners.

Youll know how to achieve cut-through on news stories. Youll know when to pitch thought-provoking comment on global development matters. Youll know where to place features that raise concern about issues - like violence, poverty and natural disasters - that destroy childhoods.

Youll need to react quickly tothe news agenda,spot media opportunities and craft effective interventions. Youll need to work collaboratively across the organisation and manage a media officer. And youll need to build strong relationships with journalists and take them out to report on our projects overseas.

Think you can do it?

As an active Christian, this role offers you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

In addition to the salary offered, we offer good benefits including pension and generous holiday entitlement.

Please click hereto view full Job Description.

Please upload your CV and covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.

Closing date for applications: 9th January 2019

Interview dates: w/c 21st January 2019

World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer and this role requires the post holder to have an active Christian faith as an occupational requirement

As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.