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

Project Officer - WFP (Akkar)

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The project officer will be responsible for implementation of the WFP in kind distribution project and will engage/support and supervise the target group meanwhile administering the components of the project. Position holder will also provide support in terms of data quality check, reconciliations and other miscellaneous tasks

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

% Time

Major Activities

(80%)

Ensure accurate project database

  1. Identify and target beneficiaries including data gathering and management;

  2. Conduct data cleaning and entry including maintenance of the data base;

  3. Follow up on the running of the daily activities in close coordination with the team leaders and the casual workers;

  4. Assist the registration process;

  5. Implement assigned tasks as per the weekly detailed distribution and data gathering implementation plan;

  6. Comply and abide by WV best practices and donor regulations in distributions and data gathering;

  7. Inform the team leader of any deviations from the planned activities;

  8. Purchase items in line with the budget and instructions given by the Programme Manager via the project coordinator;

  9. Deliver high quality, accurate and timely daily reports;

  10. File all relevant project documents in line with WV’s requirements for project auditing;

  11. Support in the donor and partner visits

  12. Hold information sessions amongst project and WFP staff on findings of the outreach activities;

  13. Maintain all documentation relating directly to the distribution and to work activities required to ensure that referrals are being done internally and externally when needed

  14. Prepare the distribution sites in close collaboration with the logistic officer and the local stake holders (owner, municipalities…)

  15. Participate in Programme evaluation and share trends with Project Manager.

  16. Action protection mainstreaming standards suggested by the Project Manager.

  17. Work Closely with IMO to ensure the standardization of tools across areas.

10%

Handle documentation and reporting of the distribution

  • Oversee the distributions and ensure that all tools and MoVs are in place.

  • Support team leader and the logistic officer in ensuring that all distribution supporting documents are in place (issuance note, return note, Daily distribution report…).

  • Support team leader in preparing daily distribution reports as per donor and WV required templates.

  • Report any issues/challenges faced at field level to team leader.

  • Make sure to refer any protection case to team leader

10%

Perform Other duties as required

  • Attend and participate in capacity building trainings locally and internationally.

  • Attend and participate in WVL’s spiritual nurture and other organizational events.

  • Responsible of own security and actively contribute to a positive security culture.

  • Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any incidents or breaches to line manager and / or security manager.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Line Manager

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • University diploma preferred in economics, business administration, marketing, social work...), Able to use a computer, with word-processing (e.g. Microsoft Office) and spreadsheets, internet and e-mail.

  • 2-3 years' experience in NGOs

  • Experience in data gathering at household level and focus group discussions;

  • Experience in supervision of public works involving large number of workers

  • A valid driver’s license (more than 1 year old);

  • Good level of English and Arabic (oral and written);

Project Manager - Ninewa/Duhok

Project Manager

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Project Manager, reporting to the Operations Manager, will provide overall leadership and management to the implementation of the ANCP funded Projects in Ninewa Governorate. This position will be accountable for leadership, planning, support and management of the project so that activities and outputs remain on track and the program contributes to its main goal of the project and ensuring its contribution to WV Iraq Strategy.

The project aims to create market systems that are resilient, sustainable and inclusive of women, PwDs and those suffering the psychosocial consequences of conflict and displacement. The project aims to support local livelihoods by creating better market environments by addressing issues including lack of access to capital, gender inequality, poverty, fragile market systems, lack of livelihood diversification, exclusion of marginalized groups, inefficient safety nets, weakened social cohesion, and the detrimental impact of post-traumatic stress syndrome on economic productivity.

The project aims to do this by strengthening household institutions for enhanced economic participation; strengthening market systems for inclusive economic development; supporting conflict prevention and greater social cohesion; building capacity in natural resource management and climate resilience; conducting local level advocacy on mental health, gender and disability inclusion, and; ensuring the long-term sustainability of actions.

The project aims to work at three levels – household, community, systemic/structural - to ensure sustainable impact amongst internally displaced people, returnees and host communities within Ninewa Governorate.

The project will use the Community-Led Targeting Methodology which establishes an inclusive community-based committee (comprised of men, women, PwDs, marginalized groups, small-scale farmers, representatives of microenterprises etc.) supported by the local leadership, to ensure that approaches and activities are socially inclusive and sensitive to the different needs of various people groups.

In the first year, the project will focus on the Design and Assessment, includes gender, disability, safeguarding assessments and baselines surveys.

The main objectives of the project are:

a. Providing access to credit and training in financial literacy.

b. Promoting the adoption of new or improved livelihood opportunities.

c. Engaging men in discussions around gender inequality; establishing strong referral networks for victims of gender-based violence.

d. Providing business coaching and mentoring opportunities; conducting local value chain assessments for income diversification.

e. Facilitating access to business development and advisory services.

f. Providing psychosocial support to those who have experience trauma.

g. Building the capacity of faith/community leaders and children to be peace builders; and so forth.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership

  • Demonstrate World Vision’s core values, vision and mission in all aspects of the role.

  • Build a team of highly committed and competent staff, ensuring cooperation and coordination among relevant staff within the Project.

  • Provide leadership and direction to the overall project.

  • Create a learning environment in which staff regularly reflect, learn from mistakes and use lessons for personal growth and to revise work plans to improve ministry impact.

  • Ensure that staff and local partners understand and follow the World Vision (WV) child protection policy and that awareness-raising on child protection, response and incident reporting is occurring.

Project Management (Quality Implementation, Financial & Risk Management)

  • Coordinate with Operations Manager, programs, sector leads, finance, and administration staff to ensure operational systems are in place to support field activities.

  • Ensure that the program systems and staff are working to achieve the project goals and objectives and that the project is maintaining World Vision and donor accountability standards.

  • Ensuring appropriate structures, internal and external standards, staffing, resources and policies as well as all grant requirements are adhered to.

  • Ensure clear understanding of project assumptions by all project staff to aim at effective and timely achievement of project goals, outcomes and outputs.

  • Ensure that all terms and conditions agreed in the signed MoUs with donor and government departments are adhered to throughout the life of the project.

  • Manage and mitigate any risks within the Project that could have financial, Human Resources (HR) or Legal consequences or negatively impact ministry or World Vision reputation.

  • Ensure that proper community development practices and “Do No Harm” practices are incorporated and upheld throughout the planning and implementation of the project.

  • Support in the development of accurate and complete Bill of Quantities

  • Prepare and submit procurement plan in close coordination with the team.

  • In coordination with the PDQA, regularly monitor and evaluate the progress of the project.

  • With support from WV Iraq’s Finance Department, assume primary responsibility for budget reviews and monthly financial reports, highlighting concerns as they arise.

  • Ensure compliance with WV and donor financial policies and procedures and promoting a culture of transparency and accountability.

  • Ensure proper coding and budget availability of all project expenses.

  • Oversee the submission of monthly cash requests for project operations.

  • Ensure contractors and creditors are paid in a timely manner.

Review and approve expenditures and contract according to assigned levels of authority.

Personnel Management

  • Manage direct reports and provide overall project leadership

  • Coordinate and oversee the hiring process for project staff.

  • Coordinate and implement new employee project orientations and trainings.

  • Monitor staff performance and raise any issues with Human Resources if necessary.

  • Initiate and perform, with support from others, staff performance appraisals.

  • In coordination with P&C, maintain accurate employee data files and oversee completion of routine issues such as contract renewals, leave, salary adjustments.

  • Develop the capacity of staff to plan, monitor and coordinate service delivery.

  • Identify staff capacity needs and undertake pro-active on-the-job training to strengthen their capacity to deliver interventions.

Monitoring, Reporting and Administration

  • Ensure accurate quality narrative and financial reports are submitted in a timely manner and according to donor requirements.

  • Work closely with Program Officer in ensuring that all reports meet donor requirements.

  • Track the performance of the project activities and outputs against expected results and adjust implementation processes to ensure the project is progressing towards the intended outcomes.

  • Annalise the impact of project and promote learning by documentation of best-practices. Use this information to support decision-making processes.

  • Track project progress, project expenditure against approved budgets, anticipate any deviations and recommend and take action on relevant and required adjustments.

  • Track project risk in order to timely adjust and implement the existing contingency plan.

  • Travel regularly to all project sites to ensure proper implementation of project activities.

  • Create and present monthly summaries of project activities and future plans to World Vision Iraq leadership.

Other

  • Ensure that organizational security measures and directives are integrated into project

  • Any other duties relating to the nature of the job

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject (International Development, International Relations, Health, Environmental Engineering, Nutrition, Management etc).

  • Relevant master’s degree would be an advantage.

  • Experience managing and leading grant implementation, specifically UN grants, is highly advantageous.

  • 4-6 years’ experience in grant project management. Strong generalist background essential, but technical sector expertise advantageous.

  • Demonstrated experience working with UN projects in a leadership role

  • Demonstrated experience in emergency response

  • 4-6 years of development and/or relief work at the programmatic level.

  • Experience in integrated program/project cycle management

  • Experience living and working in a fragile context

  • Mentoring within cross cultural contexts.

  • Working knowledge of English and ability to write reports in English.

  • Knowledge of local language

  • Demonstrated technical and professional aptitude in project management in a fragile context. Understanding of multi-sector project implementation essential i.e. a thorough understanding of key sector interventions at a programme/operational level i.e. familiarity with Economic Recovery Interventions, Food Security, Cash Assistance programming.

  • Relevant professional experience managing and implementing large emergency/development projects

  • Thorough knowledge of MS Office i.e. Excel, Powerpoint, Word etc

  • Demonstrated understanding of the humanitarian sector

  • Demonstrated understanding of the workings of major donor agencies, particularly USAID/FFP/OFDA.

  • Advanced written and oral English skills i.e. the ability to express ideas clearly and effectively, both in spoken and written English.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Knowledge of project cycle elements, M&E systems design and management.

  • Understanding of integrated rural community development programming and processes.

  • Strong capacity building and facilitation skills.

  • Cross-cultural and gender sensitivity, flexible world view, emotional maturity and physical stamina.

  • Self-starter who can work independently under pressure and who has ability to manage work tasks without direct supervision.

  • Effective in establishing priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor activities, juggle competing demands and work to tight deadlines.

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

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations and healthy social interactions in psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.

  • Willing to travel as required.

  • Able to live and work within a fragile context and restricted environment.

  • Commitment to World Vision Core Values, Vision and Mission Statement.

  • Knowledge of and adherence to the Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct and capability of incorporating standards in implementation and evaluation of relevant projects.

  • 4-5 years of experience focused in the management of humanitarian programs involving rural communities to promote humanitarian response.

  • Experience in project management and programming knowledge in Livelihood.

Work Environment

Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.

  • Up to 40 Per Cent domestic travel.

Grants Acquisition Management Programme Officer - MEER

Preferred location: Any country within Middle East/Eastern Europe (MEER) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION

This position will support Fragile Context field offices in Middle East/Eastern Europe Offices to grow international government, multilateral and major foundations grant resources by delivering capacity building, support quality proposal design, and coordinate regional grant acquisition and management processes. It will also support monitoring Grants Acquisition and Management (GAM) key performance indicators for reporting and GAM strategy implementation.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategy

  • Engagement and communication between Resource Development Unit, WV Support Offices (SO) and Field Offices (FO), supporting enhanced collaboration and alignment towards achieving improved grants acquisition and management

  • Provide support to the development of improved donor landscape analysis to support grants acquisition.

  • Needs analysis and landscape analysis to support bids; the mapping of potential partners and competitors for development of strategic partnerships to enhance competitiveness.

Grants Acquisition

  • Identifying and defining funding sources from prıorıty donors

  • Support FOs to develop a strong understanding of donor guidelines and procedures, in particular, eligibility, strategy and assessment processes to ensure donor compliance;

  • Apply timely project management methodologies and approaches to the bid preparation process to ensure effective and efficient teamwork, and a quality output.

  • Support the FOs in the development of consortia whenever necessary in preparation for upcoming opportunities

Donor Engagement

  • Advise on donor relationship and support FOs in coordination with SOs in order to elevate WV’s profile

  • External engagement in close cooperation with FOs: UN Agencies, regional clusters, Potential Partner NGOs within the FOs territory and regionally, Research institutes

Grants Management & Quality

  • Support FOs in using effective grant management and quality tools/systems to ensure: Compliance with all contractual requirements of all current and future project and programme grants and contracts, in collaboration with the operations, finance, program, M&E and sector managers.

  • Support FOs in analysing their grants targets and performance and portfolio management

  • Assist in the negotiation of contract details with funding bodies, subcontracted consultants and project partners

  • Close cooperation with other RDU members and responsible regional finance team member for sharing of lessons learned and experiences.

Knowledge Transfer

  • Convey to field offices expertise in donor relations, donor requirements, and grant processes through a combination of coaching, mentoring and more formalized training

  • Assess FOs grant capacity, working with Regional Office and FO personnel to develop GAM improvement plans, develop and share tools per FO needs

Other

  • Carry out additional responsibilities as assigned by the RO RDU Director

  • Attend and participate in regional meetings, lessons learned and devotional meetings

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Required

  • University degree related to international or development studies; economics; social science disciplines;

  • Professional experience in grants acquisition and management

  • Minimum five years’ experience with government and multilateral organization’s procedures and regulations

  • Minimum five years’ experience in successful proposal writing and management of proposal development teams;

  • Experienced networker with an ability to maintain a good up to date knowledge of the grant opportunities and trends in the humanitarian sector; demonstrable prior successes in grant submissions/tendering

  • Fluent in English language (written and verbal)

Preferred

  • Excellent knowledge and experience of project management with government and multilateral agencies grant funded projects and experience of grant compliance procedures for major bilateral (US, UK, GAC, Aus) and multilateral donors.

  • Experienced in development of complex Health, WASH, Child Rights & Protection and or Income generation and Livelihoods grant project proposals

  • High performance and quality standards; negotiation skills; ability to motivate teams and inspire teamwork;

  • Track record of successfully training, mentoring and supervising grant staff

  • Working knowledge of the WV Partnership is an asset as well as the ability to interface sensitively with people from various departments in both field and support offices

  • Self-managed, with ability to maintain focus and achieve outcomes under pressure

  • Stakeholder management – particularly in complex environments (e.g. working across different countries/cultures; internal/external stakeholders)

  • Relationship building and networking, with experience in working with donors or other business development expertise

  • Strong financial awareness, with the ability to build and interpret complex budgets and financial reporting

  • Experience in research project on the role of faith in transformation would be highly preferred.

  • Donor mapping and trend analysis

  • Contextual knowledge of the Middle East

  • Cultural sensitivity for multi-faith environment

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Frequent travel as required (including travel to fragile context and responses, after travel restrictions are lifted)

  • Online facilitation and management (zoom, Teams)

  • This role involves the coordination with a virtual, geographically dispersed team

Senior Cash and Food Officer

Position Title: Senior Cash and Food Officer

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The position is required and critical to support the Project Manager in the implementation of School Feeding Program as well as any future opportunity related to Cash and Food Security. The position will provide support in the day-to-day operation in both Azraq and Zaatari camps, will keep regular coordination with the team to ensure all the required plans/materials are available for the smooth kitchen operation and distribution of meals/date bars in the schools. The position will also support the PM in the development of monthly donor and DMT reports. The position will be the focal point for submission of monthly POCB and PODA invoices to WFP and follow-up for the reimbursement. The position will also work closely with Finance team to prepare and submit the entire required supporting document for the verification of submitted WFP invoices.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Project Management:

  • Assist Cash & Food Manager in cash and food program implementation including but not limited to procurement of commodities, transportation, warehousing of commodities, registration and distribution to beneficiaries, monitoring and evaluation of food program, and production of accurate commodities tracking and narrative reports to Donors, DMT and Support Offices.

  • Take lead in the implementation of Winterization project and support the Cash and Food Manager in developing and submission of monthly and quarterly reports to donor.

  • Take lead in the Implementation of Taiwan Rice Project with support and consult from the Cash and Food Manager and keep regular follow-ups with partner organization in to implement the Rice distribution following the WVI standard operational procedures.

  • Working closely with all departments within the HEA and National Office, provide technical support needed on the implementation of all food/cash projects.

  • Assist Cash & Food Manager in developing detailed Guidelines/Standard Operating Procedures for Cash Based Program, conditional and unconditional cash grants and vouchers programming, to further strengthen cash transfer and voucher delivery mechanisms, ensuring Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are in place and followed to maintain overall oversight of all cash transfer and food elements of the Program, ensuring targets are met.

  • Manage food program staff under his/her portfolio with support from Cash & Food Manager, and represent World Vision in any meetings related to food program as necessary.

  • Continuously assess and strengthening Cash transfer systems and approaches utilizing experience and lessons learned from previous Cash & Food Program interventions in World Vision.

  • Participate in project design, proposal writing, budgeting process, and engaging various support offices and donors during the negotiation process.

  • Word closely with partner organization to complete the project distribution within agreed timeframe and to provide all the required information and documentation on time following the WVI standard processes and procedures.

  • Develop systems for the kitchen operations and distribution. Work closely with the field team for the successful implementation of food and cash project.

  1. Reporting:

  • Generate and submit monthly WFP Invoices with support documents based on the monthly financial report to WFP and keep regular follow-ups for the reimbursement of the expenses.

  • Ensure that all the distribution (cash and food) documents are correctly filed, available and ready for any audit.

  • Maintain invoices tracking sheet and update & share with the management on timely basis.

  • Maintain a comprehensive commodity tracking systems as to ensure that all commodities are properly distributed and accounted for to WV Partnership and major donor standards.

  • Ensure that all commodity losses and claims procedures are in compliance with the World Vision Partnership and donor requirements.

  • Ensure that the required periodic reports are generated from the CTS database and submitted to the relevant consumers and uploaded to the DGDB on a timely basis.

  • Maintain inventory control on a monthly basis and ensure that the commodity book balances match with the actual stocks.

  • Ensure that food and non-food commodities are well warehoused as per WV standards

  • Prepare new required formats and approved it from DMT and share with the team for project record keeping.

  1. Compliance:

  • Ensure that the quality of the implementation is maintained as the donor and WVI standards.

  • Acts as an independent review and evaluation body to ensure that compliance Issues/concerns within the organization are being appropriately evaluated, investigated and resolved

  • Identifies potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; develops/implements corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and provides general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future.

  • Provides reports on a regular basis, and as directed or requested, to keep the Cash and Food Manager senior management informed of the operation and progress of compliance efforts.

  • Develops, initiates, maintains, and revises policies and procedures for the general operation of the Compliance Program and its related activities to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct. Manages day-to-day operation of the Program.

  • Any other task assign by supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Technical diploma or university degree preferably in social work or community development fields

  • Minimum bachelor degree in Economics, Agriculture, Food Security, advanced studies in enterprise development or social sciences.

  • Demonstrated 3-4 years of experience in food security programmes preferably with an International NGO in same capacity; and a minimum of 2-year experience on Cash transfers based program.

  • Excellent Team player.

  • Practical knowledge of food security and livelihoods strategies.

  • Familiarity with international codes of conduct

  • Strong Computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.)

  • Experience in contextual analysis, quantitative and qualitative researches and other assessment tools

  • Excellent facilitation skills.

  • Ability to transfer knowledge and transfer clear messages and information to a wide spectrum of people from different cultures and backgrounds.

  • Must have strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills with an attention to details.

  • Requires strong communication skills to interact with all levels of staff and management.

  • Must be able to work effectively with a diverse team.

  • Requires the ability to work under pressure and on multiple tasks.

  • Creative with coming up with new ideas & activities

  • Extensive exposure to food aid programs management (minimum 5 years) preferably with international experience.

  • Adequate knowledge and experience in food aid programs and donor’s standards appropriate to the management of the food programs.

  • Knowledge of the Sphere standards, Code of Conduct for Red Cross/ Red crescent, Humanitarian Accountability Partnerships (HAPI) and other international humanitarian standards

  • Extensive experience in supervising staff and conducting capacity building workshops.

  • Ability to effectively develop rapport and relate to donors, NGOs, counterparts, and government agencies

  • Must be willing to travel and a flexible approach to living conditions.

  • Fluency in English is essential.

  • Ability to achieve personal Integrity and trustworthiness.

  • Ability to solve problems and prioritize many demands without losing

  • Good understanding on the FPMG/DMT systems and approaches.

  • Extensive experience in supervising staff and conducting capacity-building workshops.

  • In depth working Knowledge of computer soft wares like CTS, Excel, words, fax and e-mail, etc.

  • Must be willing to travel and a flexible approach to living conditions.

  • Fluency in English is essential.

  • Ability to achieve personal Integrity and trustworthiness.

  • Ability to solve problems and prioritize many demands without losing

  • Works on the same position within World Vision partnership have support in the implementation of WFP food and cash transfer project.

  • Have good communication skills.

  • Have good understanding of World Vision Financial systems.

  • Have good understanding on project budgeting.

  • Can support the team in the preparation of food and cash programming proposals.

Faith & Development Evidence Advisor

Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within Middle East/Eastern Europe Region (MEER) where WVI is registered to operate.

FAITH AND DEVELOPMENT EVIDENCE ADVISOR

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The purpose of this position is to support Middle East/Eastern Europe (MEER) Regional and Field Offices (FO) to ensure that Christ is at the center of all of our work. Through creating a vision to: Equip our leaders and staff to live out our faith; Further develop and scale guidance and evidence-based models for integrating faith in ministry practice and tracking the roots of poverty, vulnerability, and injustice; Ensure consistent communication of our Christian identity and mission; Expand and deepen our partnerships with churches and faith leaders.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Develop and scale evidence-based models for integrating faith in ministry practice:

  • Support FOs with integrating and tracking faith matters in their strategies and programming, including grants

  • Work closely with the GC (Global Center), FO and the MEER Strategy and Ministry Quality (SMQ) team to contribute to refinement of program quality standards and overall programming from F&D (Faith & Development) perspective

  • Support the FO with developing program (including grants) designs with a strong focus on F&D whenever possible and relevant

  • Support the FO with smooth integration of the F&D specific Core output and outcome Indicators in programming across all funding streams

  • Support the region and the field with generating evidence of impact on F&D related priority themes at the individual FO level as well as across MEER

  • Develop new and/or refine existing F&D specific evidence platforms and other info materials for knowledge management, progress monitoring and program quality assurance

  • Promote knowledge sharing on organizational F&D/SNC policies and standards and help the field with their realization in a context sensitive manner

  • Promote application of existing F&D models as well as help with developing new approaches especially relevant for the Response and other fragile context programming

  • Ensure fulfilment of Partnership F&D metrics, i.e., alignment to policies and completion of Mission Immersion Programme.

Expand and deepen our partnerships with churches and faith leaders, acting as connectors:

  • Support MEERO and FOs with developing new, and nurturing existing strategic partnerships with churches, and regional Christian agencies from a broad spectrum of denominations

  • Fulfil the External Engagement objective to create special platforms to amplify voices of faith partners to positively utilize their influence to reduce vulnerability and increase well-being of children and their families

  • Advise and support the FOs on interfaith partnering and engagement

Equip our leaders and staff to live out our faith as appropriate in their context

  • Create and nurture a network of F&D point people in the field for successful realization of related strategies and programming

  • Advise the FO leadership on all F&D policies and their contextualized implementation

  • Support the regional and FO leadership in further developing their spiritual leadership competencies and strengthening organizational culture enabling spiritual empowerment of local staff in the context sensitive manner

  • Develop resources and provide support to MEER leadership enabling them to work effectively in non-Christian dominant contexts

Other

  • Perform other duties related to F&D program quality and evidence building

  • Support with implementation of various F&D specific World Vision initiatives and pilots in MEER

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Required

  • Post-graduate degree in development, theology/mission, sociology or similar fields.

  • Minimum 7 years of experience of working on integrating faith in development in local or international organization; work experience in fragile context would be an advantage

  • At least 5 years of experience in building evidence of impact on faith’s contribution into well-being of children

  • Demonstrated experience and ability to support field offices in developing and assessing faith in development programming

  • At least 5 years of experience of integrating faith matters in grant funded programming

  • Demonstrating experience of building and strengthening partnerships with faith leaders

  • Proficiency of English

  • Good knowledge of data analysis software (SPSS, Stata, NVivo etc.) would be preferred

Preferred

  • Great understanding of the evidence base of the role of faith in fighting various dimensions of poverty and its practical applicability in different contexts

  • Good understanding of existing models and approaches promoting spiritual empowerment and thrive among children and their families, especially the most vulnerable

  • Good understanding of traditional and non-traditional donors’ strategic position and interest in faith in development and their readiness (if any) for investment

  • Ecumenical vision and proven ability to work respectfully across all Christian traditions

  • A basic understanding of Islam from a Christian perspective and willingness to work in Islamic contexts

  • Good experience in interfaith/intercultural dialogue

  • Experience in research project on the role of faith in transformation would be highly preferred.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Willingness to be flexible with hours when necessary and able to travel in the field, including the fragile context countries, per need.

Food Security Project Officer - Ninewa

Food Security Project Officer

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Livelihoods /Food Security project officer will be responsible for implementation of the Conflict Sensitive Livelihoods Restoration and Enhancement Project and act as an expert for economic interdependency promotion activities. The individual will be responsible for providing technical and organizational support and overseeing the contextualization and implementation of interventions in Ninewa (different districts). Liaises and works closely with related structures, stakeholders and community members and carries out day-to-day implementation of HH Coaching, and training program. Deliverable project outcomes in compliance with Donors requirements. He/She will be represented as a local coach and develop livelihoods roadmaps and ensure quality implementation of services.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Implement project activities in accordance with the project guidelines and targets and work closely with the other partners and coordinator to mitigate the project management and implementation challenges faced during year 1, carry out the daily field activities including but not limited to household assessment supervision, beneficiary selection, FGDs with communities, vendor selection and contracting, etc.

  • Provide the consortium manager with continuous feedback on HH conditions, technology changes and all external factors that are likely to be relevant to it in the future; Spread the project identity and message into national stakeholders.

  • Support beneficiary selection, and ensure organizational and documental aspect of the beneficiary data

  • Facilitate farmer training o food security practices being promoted by the project

  • Provide technical input and coordination of events in the community on promoting equitable access to resources, under the guidance of Consortium manager

  1. Submit weekly/monthly report to the project coordinator

  2. Based on the donor requirement, support project coordinator to submit required donor report

  • Support consortium manager to administer project budget to ensure accurate and timely budget spending

  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders like local Camp management, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate

  • Perform other duties as required

  • Attend and participate in weekly meeting with the direct line manager

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Higher education – Bachelor’s degree,

  • Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners

  • Excellent organizational, analytical and report writing

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Proven ability to manage stakeholders

  • Fluency in local languages

  • Two years of experience working experience in food security programs, preferably Agriculture/Agronomics

  • Field experience working with small scale farmers and liaising with government department of agriculture

  • Knowledge of the displaced population profile in Ninewa.

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

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

  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with the community

  • Use reflective practice and promote its use for learning, Use critical thinking and analysis

  • Strategic, creative, and innovative thinking

  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with partners

  • Understanding of community mobilization and empowerment principles and approaches

  • Excellent coordination skills

  • Ability to engage in personal learning and development

  • Practice in community development

  • Training experience

  • Experience of communicating with Government, Non-Government, organizations and other related area stakeholders

Work Environment

Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.

  • The position is based in Ninewa

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 80% of the time.

  • Be prepared to travel to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.

  • The position is preferred to be in Ninewa

Senior Programme Officer

Position: Senior Programme Officer

PURPOSE OF POSITION

World Vision is seeking a candidate to support the Grant Acquisition and Management team for the WV Syria Response (Jordan, Syria and Turkey) (WVSR), with a specific focus on Turkey, as well as specific donors for North West Syria. The Senior Program Officer (SPO) will be based in Turkey and report to the Grant Acquisition Manager, based in Amman.

The SPO will:

1) Provide support across departments in the development, planning, management and monitoring of the World Vision portfolio in Turkey through the design documentation, reporting and coordination of the program activities for the response.

2) Streamline GAM processes across the Turkey portfolio and ensure GAM capacity building where needed

3) Ensure the execution of the donor Engagement Plan for Turkey and attend key cluster and donor engagements in Turkey

4) Lead proposal development for Turkey projects

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Grant Acquisition

  • In arrangement with the GAM Manager, lead on donor engagement by developing and maintaining effective relationships with donors and support offices to establish partnerships, and market Turkey programmes, and seek additional funding opportunities

  • Support strategy development in Turkey with identifying fundraising opportunities and updating fundraising plans.

  • Lead on the Turkey specific inputs for the overall Syria Response Grant Acquisition and Management Business Plan. Map donors in accordance to WVSR strategic directions, and closely collaborate with international funding offices (Support Offices) for early positioning with institutional government donors and coordinate within the broader World Vision partnership for Multi-lateral donor positioning.

  • Constantly monitor and analyze donor opportunities to ensure they align with operational intent.

  • Lead the Grant Risk Assessment and Go No-Go process as per WVI policy, and collect requested approvals for WVSR

  • Collaborate and negotiate with international funding offices on match needs and other resources (e.g. technical).

Proposal Design

  • Lead planning, developing and reviewing concept papers and proposals for various projects and programs for funding from WV’s partnership and major donors in order to achieve WVSR short-term and long-term goals.

  • Lead the coordination process of actual project proposal design, in close collaboration with the technical sector heads, operations or zonal managers and key support functions as well as with key stakeholders in the WV partnership for UN grants

  • Facilitate or collaborate with funding offices on the facilitation of grant design, startup, closeout workshop for grant project staff and support function staff members for each critical grant.

Grant Management and Reporting

  • Ensure overall grant quality and grant compliance coordination across departments through streamlined work processes, and ensure WV is compliant with the grant policies

  • Monitor program's progress ensuring goals and objectives are achieved and non-financial grant requirements are adhered to.

  • Support Grant Managers monitor the allocation of resources in the most efficient and cost effective way while aiming for the highest quality of implementation

  • Support, plan and facilitate grant reporting to meet donors and WVI highest standards.

  • Work on monthly, annual and end-of-project narrative reports, newsletters, situational reports and other reports as necessary in collaboration with the other departments, including internal and external reports.

Quality Assurance, Accountability and Information Management

  • Streamline programs processes to ensure timely and quality preparation of grant proposals, donor reports and other reporting requirements.

  • Ensure that Syria Response GAM systems and processes are adapted streamlined across the Turkey portfolio, this includes using adequate tracking tools to support effective grant compliance and positive audit results, and that the grant team and field office staff understands this system and follows it accordingly.

  • Ensure alignment with WV’s established external engagement, GAM, partnering steps, and response strategies.

  • Incorporation of internal and international humanitarian standards (Sphere, HAP, etc.) into all project designs and implementation.

Representation

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships and information sharing with funding office representatives.

  • Ensure WV has strong relationships with locally based donors. Ensure this representation is tracked and recorded.

  • Support WV’s Turkey based staff and Ops manager and participate in clusters as appropriate

  • Coordinate GAM news and lessons learned with the regional office.

Other tasks

This can include but is not limited to:

  • support of other Syria response portfolios within the overall GAM team

  • Representation in cluster and working group meetings

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Must have a minimum BA degree or equivalent in relevant fields of study such as International Development, Political Relations, Economics, Sociology, or other related field

  • Must have 3-5 years’ experience working in the humanitarian sector

  • Proven track record for multi-sector programming experience.

  • Experience coordination with INGO’s and other key stakeholders

  • High degree of negotiation and persuasion skills.

  • Ability to travel internationally as needed

  • Ability to work with a reasonably level of comfort in high tension and high security risk situations.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environs and physical hardships.

  • Ability to facilitate the creation of cross-functional project teams and the development of national strategies.

  • Understands work from a process point of view and uses measurement and accountability systems effectively.

  • Excellent time-management and prioritization.

  • Demonstrates openness and transparency

  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written)

  • Knowledge of budget requirements and regulations of major donors including the USAID, GAC, EU/ECHO, German Government. DFID and UN agencies. Familiarity with humanitarian codes, minimum standards, principles and practice.

  • 3-5 years’ experience in emergency response programming or similar humanitarian/social work involving grants

Program Officer - Erbil

Program Officer

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision International, Iraq (WVI) is seeking a qualified and highly motivated individual to support the design and development of the office’s portfolio for humanitarian and development needs. Under the direction of the Senior Program Officer, the Program Officer will lead assigned project design and proposal development opportunities. They will be furthermore responsible for supporting the management of the project, including compliance with WVI and donor regulations. As they key point of contact with doors for their project, they will be required to build and maintain strong working relationships with donors. They will be expected to collaborate constructively with all other departments in the office and other stakeholders.

The PO is not responsible for implementing projects but is a key advisor in supporting efficient project implementation.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Design & Proposal preparation

  • In coordination w/ SPO, develop and submit proposals to donors

  • Co-facilitate design workshops or meetings as required and to collectively plan new project designs with sector leads

  • Work with program teams and sectorial leads to meet and preposition with donors as relevant.

  • Work with various internal and external stakeholders to keep apprised with the context, needs, clusters, actors, and donors related to relief in Iraq and the region.

  • Support the SPO in liaising, building capacity on partnership agreement requirements for various WV department, and participating in the review and editing of all WV’s MoUs with implementing partners.

Reporting and Coordination

  • Serve as lead liaison with the support office or Iraq-based donors for projects

  • Coordinate with M&E and project leads to ensure monitoring and evaluation obligations are understood and implemented

  • Facilitate startup workshops for new projects to ensure project staff have all the required documentation and tools for reporting and record keeping

  • Design and support the implementation of the program monitoring system, including required external and internal reporting.

  • Guide project leads or sector managers in the reporting requirements and templates.

  • Review all monitoring & evaluation learnings and support integration of those lessons back into projects.

  • Work closely with consortium partners and WV teams to ensure timely and quality reports.

Information Management

  • Maintain response project archives (saving project documents into the database)

  • Compile and compose the monthly SitReps

  • Compile and analyze relevant information to inform response design, program management, operational improvement and promote learning.

  • Support program teams and the PDQA Manager with special projects or occasional clerical tasks as required

Accountability

  • Were relevant, work with project staff to address any quality issues or complaints, and support community consultation and information provision mechanisms.

  • Address, orient, and train response staff on international standards and their application

  • Ensure programming meets WV minimum quality standards and support improvement, reflection, and learning (includes Real-Time Evaluation and Lessons Learned events).

  • Ensure that program implementation is in line with the principles of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, SPHERE standards, and relevant WV internal standards and policies.

Other

a. Attend and participate in capacity building training locally and internationally.

b. Attend and participate in WV’s spiritual nurture events and other organizational events

c. Safety and Security responsibilities:

* Responsible for own security and actively contribute to a positive security culture

* Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any incidents or breaches to line manager and security manager.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • University Bachelor degree in community development work, preferably sociology, international or political studies, humanitarian law, public health, and population studies.

  • Master's degree in above-related fields is preferred.

  • Experience in large scale humanitarian emergencies

  • Experience in grants acquisition and management

  • Excellent written and spoken English.

  • Computer literate with a high degree of proficiency and productivity.

  • Critical thinking and analytical skills

  • Good Research skills

  • Good Interpersonal and communication skills

  • A high level of diplomacy and networking skills is required

  • Self-starter who can work independently under pressure

  • Completed a recognized personal security course in the past 3 years

  • Ability to travel across the border regularly for training assessment, regular monitoring, and evaluation

  • Understanding of international standards including SPHERE, emergency management, security awareness, etc.

  • Strong capacity building and facilitation skills

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible world view, emotional maturity, and physical stamina

  • Ability to manage work life and work without supervision

  • Ability to work in and contribute to the team building environment

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources

  • Understanding of internet and email.

  • Experience in managing and capacity building of partners.

Work Environment

Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.

  • Travel domestically and internationally, including projects in high-risk areas of WV programming.

  • HEAT training an added advantage

Data Scientist/Insight Analyst

Data Scientist/Insight Analyst

Salary: £30,76332,573 per annum, depending on experience + good range of benefits

Contract: Permanent 36.5 hours per week

Based: Milton Keynes (currently remote working due to COVID-19)

Championing and delivering quality digital analytics and insight to drive increasingly effective campaigns and supporter experiences that will help change childrens lives for the better

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.

Could it be you we’re looking for?

World Vision is looking for a talented Data Scientist with the skills to provide insight into our supporter base, marketing activities to bring them to life for key stakeholders in a way which enables us to connect with our audiences and continuously improves effectiveness.

You would play a pivotal part in the digital transformation of World Vision UK, with the primary responsibility of reinvigorating our approach to data science and would be vital in ensuring that strong data insights are at the heart of decision-making.

Bringing your current analytic skillset, ideally with experience of R & Python, alongside other data manipulation and visualisation skills, such as SQL and Power BI, you will help us drive a data driven approach and understanding through a wide range of reporting and data analysis including:

  1. 1. Building Data Mining, Analysis and Predictive capability to support fundraising and marketing activity

  2. 2. Actively pursue and influence a culture of continuous improvement (test and measure) within the Public Engagement team to enable us to deliver an unparalleled experience for our supporters

3. Data reporting tools and cross-function collaboration

As well as having the organisational backing to succeed, we will invest in your development and professional growth, so you stay at the leading edge of digital analytics and ensure World Vision is making the most of its investments.

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

In addition to the salary offered, we offer good benefits including pension, generous holiday entitlement and free parking (MK only).

Please click here to view the full job description.

Please upload your CV of full employment history explaining any gaps of employmentand reasons for leaving your previous employer. This must be accompanied with a covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.

Closing Date for applications: 18th October 2020

Interview Dates: Expected to be during w/c 26th October 2020

World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people representing all sections of the community. World Vision UK also operates flexible working policies and practices.

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.

By submitting your application, you understand and accept that World Vision UK will process the data you provide for the purposes of your application and in accordance with the World Vision UK - Job Applicant Privacy Notice(click here).

No agencies please.

Partnership Leader – Strategy Realisation & Innovation

*Preferred Location: United Kingdom. Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within a jurisdiction (country or US State) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

This position will provide leadership and act as a key focal point for the World Vision’s global strategy ‘Our Promise’ building on the progress from Phase One and equipping the Partnership to realise benefits at scale through Phase Two and beyond, maximising impact for the world’s most vulnerable girls and boys. The Partnership Leader for Strategy Realisation will lead the global Strategy Realisation Office (SRO), provide direct support to the World Vision International President and CEO, and facilitate the network of strategy professionals within entities across the Partnership.

This position, in collaboration with others will:

  • Support the WVI President and CEO to ensure the organisation is focused on the fewest, highest value opportunities to realise ‘Our Promise’ to vulnerable children.

  • Support the Executive Leadership team and critical Partnership Forums (such as the Strategy Realisation Steering Committee SRSC and the Partnership Resource Allocation Committee PRAC) to ensure strategic focus, operational excellence, diversity of voice and high quality decision making.

  • Ensure the application of a consistent model for strategy implementation, appropriate high level content/focus, and the coordination of all entities efforts to both.

  • Oversee the Partnership Planning Cycle through direct support of the PRAC and oversight of the resource allocation framework and related processes.

  • Take on internal consulting assignments to meet the needs of Partnership entities in refining strategy, supporting critical business analysis, business planning, organisational strategy and their processes in collaboration with the Partnership senior leadership.

This position will lead the scanning and engaging on external trends considering the implications and scenarios to World Vision, and formulating actions and changes to the Partnership strategy accordingly.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Support to the WVI President & CEO:

  • Provide strategic support and advice of key issues affecting the Partnership. Support preparations for WVI Board as requested. Ensure effective operation of the Executive Leadership Team, and the Strategy Realisation Steering Committee. Prioritise agenda topics and ensure high quality pre-work is completed to enable quality decision making. Working with relevant EXL members, ensure the President’s external engagements reflect Partnership priorities in support of Our Promise.

Overall Accountabilities:

  • Integrating, facilitating, and realising the strategic initiative portfolio, proactively working with sponsors and initiative leads to manage interdependency of scope and delivery of initiative realisation, and proactively leading collaboration and communication across the strategic portfolio.

Key Responsibilities & Deliverables:

  • Ensure that each strategic initiative has a well-documented project plan designed to achieve both installation and realisation goals.

  • Establishes effective governance processes that actively engage relevant sponsors in oversight and decision-making.

  • Measures progress and tracks risks against installation and realisation goals across the portfolio of initiatives.

  • Proactively identifies potential issues or conflicts among the initiatives as well as opportunities to leverage resources or activities across initiatives.

  • Delivers value-adding status reports (dashboards) to the Steering Committee that provide clear visibility on progress and early elevation of issues and risks.

  • Ensures that implementation decisions for each initiative are in line with the Our Promise strategic intent, and escalates issues appropriately when required.

  • Monitors the tension between burden or stress placed upon the organisation and the organisation’s capacity to absorb and adapt.

  • Coordinate strategic dialogue across Partnership forums such as the SRSC, the PRAC, RDLC the MIC and Global Leadership Summit to ensure we maximise the value of each forum and engage multiple perspectives in critical decisions and accelerate progress towards Our Promise.

  • In addition to providing day to day leadership and direction to the initiative leaders for each of the Strategic Initiatives, the SRO Leader is responsible for providing leadership to the team of functional specialists in the areas of program/project management, communications, change management and financial measurement and control.

Strategy Alignment & Adoption:

  • The Partnership Leader draws the attention of leadership to the impact of issues and decisions on strategic intent. The strategic planning process provides a mechanism to ensure that the organisation moves forward in a consistent direction. The Partnership Leader must ensure we continue to align resources and processes in service of the most vulnerable –clarifying operating plans and guidance for every business unit and function, ensuring that all employees understand the details of the strategic plan and how their work connects to corporate goals. This is crucial for building the federation necessary to enact change.

Accelerate Progress in Leveraging Digital Approaches to Transform the Partnership:

  • Ensuring that the Our Promise agenda includes best practice approaches to harness digital in the field, across Support Offices and at Partnership level to simplify operations, better engage supporters and to increase the impact of our work with vulnerable children.

  • Ensure Capacity of Organisation to Think and Work Strategically, Collaboratively & Innovatively: The SRO continues to develop capacity within the organisation to think and work strategically, collaboratively and innovatively in a consistent and effective manner. This capacity is built across the Partnership using a strong and well-functioning Partnership strategy, collaboration and innovation, and continuous improvement networks.

  • Improving ministry impact through continuous improvement and innovation in core products and process innovation, as well as support Global Marketing and Communication’s efforts to accelerate field based resource development via fund-raising, partnering and further diversification of the donor base. Enabling improved business process optimisation through more intentional collaboration and use of technology.

Support to the Partnership Planning Cycle:

  • Our strategy process emphasises dialogue involving knowledge sharing and consensus building. This supports our widely diversified federal Partnership both from governance and a resourcing perspective. This dialogue of alignment, for all entities, is facilitated through the Partnership Resource Allocation Committee’s (PRAC) oversight of the Partnership Planning Cycle. The Partnership Leader ensure that the committee is appropriately staffed and focused on critical topics required for strategy realisation, resolving issues and escalating misalignment to the ExL/SRSC as required.

  • This position will have oversight of the resource allocation framework and associated methodology to ensure resources are prioritised where there is greatest need.

Oversight of the Corporate Due Diligence Process:

  • The position will oversee the corporate engagement protocols in collaboration with Global Marketing and Communications. Responsible for providing advice and guidance that mitigates reputational issues associated with corporate partnerships and broker effective dialogue between Field and Support Offices involved.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Master’s degree preferred in economics, business administration, public administration/management, international development or related field experience.

  • Extensive international experiences (minimum of 10 years) and comfort in working across cultures and within complex organisational structures.

  • Demonstrated breadth of business and organisation development experience and facilitation of processes.

  • Proven ability and successful track record in seeing the “big picture” in complex situations by linking information or applying theoretical frameworks, by taking a systems view, or by considering an abstract, innovative, broader or longer-term perspective.

  • Ability to perform strategic business planning including settling organisational objectives, overseeing competitive analysis, strategy implementation communication and opportunity/innovation recognition.

  • Experience working in a matrix environment highly desirable.

  • Apprenticeship in strategy development within World Vision and/or assigned roles in other international organisations or strategy consulting firms.

  • Strength in building effective work relationships with both local and dispersed colleagues, and manage and lead horizontally across the organisaiton.

Work Environment:

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

Grant Acquisition and Management Officer

Grant Acquisition & Management Officer

LOCATION

Yerevan, Armenia

DURATION

Open-ended

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The purpose of this position is to lead the Grant Acquisition for World Vision Armenia (WVA), as well as to support WVA in donor engagement and fundraising. Moreover, this position supports and contributes to overall knowledge management and evidence building for improved program quality.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Grant Acquisition and Management

  • Support and contribute to development of WVA Grant Acquisition and Management (GAM) Strategy and Business plans,

  • Implementation of WV Armenia grants acquisition execution,

  • Proactively coordinate donor engagement,

  • Coordinate team efforts for GAM purposes.

Grant Acquisition

  • Apply ProposalPro modules when necessary,

  • Develop grant concepts and proposals in cooperation with other stakeholders,

  • Ensure that WV Armenia grant concepts/proposals meet both quality standards and donor requirements,

  • Ensure that grant concepts and proposals are complementary/in line to the technical program designs where possible,

  • Provide support for PNSF (private non-sponsorship funds) and local fundraising,

  • Provide support to GAM processes at South Caucasus level (in particular for Abkhazia programs).

Partnership and Pre-positioning

  • Proactive networking for donor engagement and relation nurturing,

  • Research donor strategy for alignment and coordination,

  • Develop pre-positioning strategy and plans for targeted audiences,

  • Develop and implement plans for stronger donor engagement,

  • Ensure WVA representation in WV internal and external events and communications,

  • Assist program in locating appropriate partners for grant acquisition and assist with negotiations,

  • Assist in developing of materials for pre-positioning.

Capacity Building

  • Provide required capacity building to program staff and partners for effective GAM implementation.

Grant Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation

  • Assist program/ project managers in establishment of goals and objectives, setting of indicators, development of implementation plans, monitoring & evaluation plans, monitoring and reporting, as well as evaluation of grant projects.

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:

  • Bachelors Degree in international development, sociology, or other social sciences, MBA or equivalent is preferred;

  • Thorough understanding of the historical, cultural, political and socioeconomic situation in the country;

  • Experience in proposal writing and donor engagement;

  • Knowledge of grant compliance procedures for major bilateral and multilateral donors;

  • Solid knowledge of donor community and strategies;

  • Being an experienced networker with ability to maintain good up to date knowledge of the grant opportunities and trends in the relevant sector;

  • Strong organization and delegation abilities, high performance, quality standards and negotiation skills;

  • Sound verbal and written communication skills in English;

  • Strong analytical skills;

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team and cultural sensitivity;

  • Facilitation and presentation skills;

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;

  • Proven knowledge of and skills for computer software applications;

  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30 % of the time.

Grant Acquisition Management/ Donor Relations Coordinator

Grant Acquisition Management (GAM)/ Donor Relations Coordinator

LOCATION

Yerevan, Armenia

DURATION

Open-ended

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

Coordinate the development of the World Vision Armenia Branch and Foundation (WVA) Strategy and business plan for GAM, coordinate the implementation of GAM processes, proposal formulation, donor/embassy liaison, tracking of GAM performance metrics and building the staff capacity in the area of resource acquisitions, grant management (with the focus on programming) and providing support to projects/programs that ensures quality, and adherence to WV and donor requirements. Liaise and lead the donor engagement and promotion of WVA recognition and donor relations.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

WVA Donor engagement and Relation Building

  • Grow current institutional and local Govertnment grant portfolio for WVA,

  • Set and achieve new grant growth targets set by WVA and regional office,

  • Liase with donors to build strong reputation,

  • Ensure that WVA has diverse group of current and/or potential donors based on WVA transition strategy,

  • Represent WVA in both internal/ external resource mobilization activities, such as donor meetings, Zoom, MS teams calls, meetings etc. Work with technical managers. Work towards building and deepening the programmatic evidence base for prepositioning and grant acquisition.

Develop/update Grant Acquisition and Management Strategy and Business Plan

  • Ensure that WVA has a GAM Strategy and Business Plan, which include donor landscape mapping, prepositioning and donor engagement plan, and analysis of WVA capacity advantages,

  • Map potential partners and established strategic partnerships including teaming agreements with them prior to the release of applications,

  • Research and develop concepts consisting of sector best practice ready for proposal development within the parameters of the WVA transition strategy,

  • Ensure GAM business plan is in alignment with WVA needs, strategic initiatives and contribution to WVA Child Well-being Targets,

  • Establish efficient grant proposal tracking system that is accurate and up to date,

  • Ensure that WVA has identified key partners and is a member of key grant networks in the country and the region,

  • Prepare monthly management reports and grant acquisition pipeline to the Program Director and Senior Leadership Team each month on time and to a high level of accuracy.

Research and develop quality proposals

  • Review and research possible proposals and recommend whether WVA should pursue these opportunities within the parameters of the growth targets and strategy,

  • Manage preparation of project concept notes and proposals for submission oversee and manage all components of the process. Serve as proposal manager / and or writer and coordinate the proposal development bid team, including technical, Finance, People & Culture, Supply Chain Management, etc.,

  • Lead grant applications development and review donor proposal requirements to ensure compliance with donor regulations and organisational guidelines,

  • Laise with donors to clarify proposal requirements and follow up after proposal submission with donors and partner (s) as necessary to any requests for additional information. If proposal is approved ensure complete, smooth transition to Grant project Manager/Coordinator which includes the grant start up process. If proposal is denied, ensure debrief happens with the donor and partner (s). Document and disseminate findings and lessons learned to all parties,

  • Participate in Grant project Managers/ Coordinators recruitment, network with other NGOs to help identify strong candidates in the field,

  • Pay field visits to collect data from Area Program Coordinators for inclusion in proposals,

  • Build cross functional team support with other National Offices for proposals development,

  • Monitor the donor competitive landscape, and organize prepositioning meetings with donors and strategic partners for consortium bids,

  • Convene WVA go/no-go decisions and ensure grants are within WVA transition and country programme strategy,

  • Maintain up-to-date records of the requirements of current potential regional donors and be proactive in the lookout for opportunities for new donors etc.,

  • Research, analyze, develop, and track relationships with new and current donors at regional level and share information with other National Offices.

Grant Management and Compliance

  • Ensure all aspects of grant compliance and management (e.g. reporting, procurement, visibility, transfer of assets, audit, etc) are understood and applied,

  • Ensure that grant and WVA operations are coordinated,

  • Ensure regular monitoring visits to verify grant compliance and financial management,

  • Together with Grant project Manager/Coordinator manage grant contract amendments, liaise with donors, and M&E to ensure alignment between project implementation plans and budget,

  • Work with teams and Grant Project Manager/Coordinatr to ensure and maintain up-to-date WVA grant portfolio on grants financial and risk monitoring data,

  • Manage grant contract amendments, including donor liaison, working with colleagues to ensure alignment between revised project implementation plans and budgets,

  • Manage WVA grant portfolio reporting, proactively engage with WVA colleagues to ensure reports comply with WV and donor requirements in terms of their presentation and timeliness,

  • Track monitoring grant implementation and ensuring grant project burn rate is at least 90%, and ensure that there are no disallowable costs in all grant funded projects,

  • Work with Support Offices and Regional Office to ensure timely submission of key grant document as per the signed grant agreement (semi & annual reports, mid-term and final evaluation reports, quarterly financial report etc.) and a successful close out of large scale grants,

  • Liaise with externtal vendors/partners for program monitoring and evaluation.

Leadership and Staff Capacity Building

  • Assist with building the capacity of WVA staff in grant acquisition, management and compliance,

  • Develop a strong successor to be able to take up increasing grant management responsibility,

  • Ensure GAM Officers performance and development needs are met, and employee is high performing and engaged,

  • Engage in Grant staff hiring processes. Depending on size of grant, profile and donor requirement, work with People & Culture to hire high performing staff for key roles,

  • Identify capacity gaps at WVA in grants acquisition and management and other factors leading to poor win rates and grants implementation and work with Regional Office, Support Office to address them.

  • Liaise with Regional Office, the roll out of the partnership grants acquisition software (i.e. Proposal Pro).

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:

  • MBA (or equivalent) preferably with experience of working in financial risk management, audit or compliance-related work a plus,     

  • Strong financial and project management skills, with the ability to not only collate and report on program and financial data, but to identify potential risks and opportunities for improvement,

  • Proven proposal development capacity,

  • Must have a demonstrated track record in proposal development, funding acquisition grant management for major government donors preferred; high performance and quality standards; negotiation skills; ability to motivate and inspire teams,

  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage compliance for complex grants in multiple locations and from different donors, while liaising with a wide variety of stakeholders,

  • Ability to provide support and training to staff and partners and to “translate” donor language related to guidelines and different requirements to ensure that both concept notes/proposals and project implementation are compliant with donor requirements,

  • Adopt a determined and thorough approach to grant acquisition and management and can apply analytical skills and a proactive approach to understand issues and find solutions,

  • Strong influencing and networking skills; consortia/network development experience,

  • Knowledge of the workings of major donors.