World Vision International

Job Opportunities in Ghana

World Vision started working in Ghana in 1979. It currently implements 34 Area Development Programmes (ADPs) in all the 10 administrative regions in Ghana and seven major special projects. These directly benefit about two million people through health and nutrition, water and sanitation, education, food security, micro-enterprise development and Christian Commitments programmes.

World Vision Ghana wishes to invite applications from highly competent, dynamic, self-driven and results oriented candidates to fill the following vacancies in the organization.

Current Opportunities:

Partnering & External Engagement Coordinator

Purpose of the position:

The Partnering and External Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for providing strategic guidance on local level partner engagements focusing on civil society organizations, local government and private organizations, with the aim of advancing relationships. In addition, the position is required to provide high-level guidance on aspects of partner assessment, identification, screening and capacity building.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Technical Programme Managers, Regional Operations Managers, Resource Acquisition Manager and Cluster Managers to proactively identify potential partnerships with local and national civil society organizations, through the annual stakeholder analysis process, as well as external networking,

  • Support periodic NO and the field level to periodically assess the capacity of all partner organizations.

  • Conduct periodic screening of all existing partners to and potential partner organizations to ensure compliance of standards and reduces the partnership risk.

  • Champion robust partner relationship management characterized by the core partnership principles of responsibility, results-oriented approach, equality, transparency and complementarity.

  • Support the RAM unit to network with local, regional, state and national agencies; educational institutions; nonprofit organizations; and private sector business interests for future program development.

  • Coordinate the sharing and learning of best practices within WVG and amongst partners through various relevant forums and review meetings.

  • Ensure that partnership agreements (MOUs) both at the national and field level are developed according to WVG standard and reviewed periodically for effective partnerships and compliance.

  • Coordinate the collaboration with all stakeholders to ensure evidence dossiers are effectively shared and distributed with all partners at all levels.

  • Facilitate staff and partner capacity enhancement to improve on their knowledge and skill levels in the areas of partnering, networking, collaboration and sub granting.

  • Provide support to WV partners (including communities and Government institutions) on relevant information regarding World Vision operations and procedures

  • Develop and periodically update WV Ghana partner database to contain relevant information of all partner organizations.

  • Develop and roll out tools, processes and guidelines for effective communication with partners and stakeholders and monitor/evaluate their implementations.

  • Serve as the NO Contact Person on partnership and external engagements matters.

  • Timely monthly report submission on WVG partnering and external engagements issues.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Development studies, Social sciences, Partnerships Management, NGO Management, or any other related field.

  2. Certification in facilitation/training, networking and monitoring & evaluation and para-legal will be an added advantage.

  3. 3-5 years’ experience working in partnership and external engagement positions or related field.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  1. Proven ability to work effectively with national and local civil society organizations required.

  2. Strong writing and communication skills.

  3. Experience in brokering partnerships

  4. Experience in managing partner or other organization expectations and issues.

  5. Proven ability to cultivate and maintain strong interpersonal and working relationships in a dispersed national/international context.

  6. Experience in working in a large international organization and communicating cross-culturally.

  7. Membership in a professional association, or willingness to obtain within 1 year.

  8. Professional or academic education in social science, external relations or related fields.

List additional work experience preferred for this position

  1. Experience with working in partners or stakeholder engagement in a large international organization.

  2. Education or experience related to external engagement and development.

  3. Background or experience with communications and/or technical writing.

  4. Experience and demonstrated success working with and engaging stakeholders at all levels.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  1. Office based with frequent travel to the field

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

People and Culture Systems Officer

Purpose of the position:

The P&C Systems Officer support WVG P&C department in the areas of Payroll administration and also as the HRIS Administrator by Managing and maintaining WVG OurPeople Database information while managing the Medical Insurance portfolio and other P&C Policies and Systems.

Major Responsibilities

OurPeople Administration (World Visison Int HRIS)

Creating of staff files and providing the required profiles and security as per organizational structure.

  • Maintains quality and consistency of OurPeople database information specifically the Organization Management and Personnel Administration

  • Ensures the smooth integration with other platforms like the Horizon, Sun Systems and the Payroll.

  • Troubleshoots, analyzes, identifies and correct technical problems and errors as and when encounted by staff.

  • Creates and run custom and standard queries to provide the needed statistics and reports for management to make key decisions.

  • Work closely with field P&C Officers in ensuring that staff data in OurPeople are always up to date and accurate.

Constantly develop and implement training tools for staff to ensure staffs are always able to use the system efficiently.

Staff Medical Insurance Administration

Serve as direct contact to medical insurance provider. Coordinate the transfer of staff data and information to provider for services, premiums and plan administration.

  • Work together with Provider to determine and develop the best plan of work to ensure the smooth run of the medical plan.

  • Investigate all discrepancies and unsatisfactory service by provider as reported by staff.

  • Oversee the efficiency and performance of functions as performed by medical provider.

  • Determine the proper course of action to resolve escalated customer service issues occurring between staffs and medical insurance provider

Forecast trends and assist in future selection of insurance provider by developing specific recommendations and advising management.

Staff Medical Insurance Administration

Serve as direct contact to medical insurance provider. Coordinate the transfer of staff data and information to provider for services, premiums and plan administration.

  • Work together with Provider to determine and develop the best plan of work to ensure the smooth run of the medical plan.

  • Investigate all discrepancies and unsatisfactory service by provider as reported by staff.

  • Oversee the efficiency and performance of functions as performed by medical provider.

  • Determine the proper course of action to resolve escalated customer service issues occurring between staffs and medical insurance provider

Forecast trends and assist in future selection of insurance provider by developing specific recommendations and advising management.

Staff Personal File Management

  • Ensure that all staff have personal files

  • Ensure that all staff documents are duly and properly placed on their respective personal files

Ensure that all staff personal files are properly kept safe and secure

Staff Contracts Management

Manage staff contracts to ensure that all contract end processes are duly followed and contracts renewed in due dates.

HR Policies and Procedure

Provide support in the interpretation and application of Policies, Procedures and Condition of Service to employees.

  • Provide support in handling and managing employee relations matters, behaviours and issues in close coordination with the Human Resource Management.

  • Provide support for the effective implementation of People and Culture initiatives at the Head office.

  • Compile monthly, semi - annual and annual report for the People and Culture Department

Ensure new hires are properly oriented according with reference to Ourpeople and all other P&C (HR) and Systems.

Internship and National Service Coordination

Handle and manage the Internship / National Service Personnel Programs and assignment.

  • Ensure the hiring and selection of Interns / National Service Persons are within the established guidelines and selection criteria and the request have been approved by the P&C Director.

  • Ensure all departments requesting for Interns and Service Person act according to the Internship policy.

Ensure the Terms of Reference (TOR) is properly drafted, signed and communicated with the interns / Service Persons so that both parties will have a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities as well as expected outcomes.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Computer literate (Operate Ms word and Excel and Lotus note)

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Attend and participate/lead n daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.

  • Champions Child Safe Organization practices (e.g. children are not hired to execute WV projects, report/refer cases of abuse perpetrated by staff and non-staff ...etc)

  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

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

  • Education: BA in Human Resources, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field

  • Experience: At least 3 years experience in working with a Human Resource Information System and any Payroll software

  • Other: Certification in facilitation skills is preferred.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field

  • Travel: 20 % Domestic travel is required. 5-10 % international travel.

Regional Cybersecurity Advisor

*Preferred position location: Accra, Ghana. Other possible locations: Dakar, Senegal, Eastern Europe or the Middle East Region where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

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

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

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

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

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy:

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

Policies, Procedures & Standards:

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

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

  • Monitors the legal and regulatory environment for developments.

  • Recommends required changes to IT policies and procedures.

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

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

  • Ensures security compliance with legal and regulatory standards.

Business Requirements:

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

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

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

  • Provides security-related guidance on business processes.

Security Solutions:

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

Operations Solutions:

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

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

Risk Assessments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Information/Data Security:

  • Defines, identifies and classifies information assets.

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

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

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

  • Consults with clients on the data classification of their resources

Security Audit:

  • Performs security audits.

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

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

  • Consults with clients on security violations.

Security Support:

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

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

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

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

Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery:

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

  • Identifies and coordinates resolution of recovery issues.

  • Ensures recovery drills are performed and analyzes performance.

Security Performance Management:

  • Analyzes reports and makes recommendations for improvements.

Communications/Consulting:

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

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

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

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

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

Vendor Management:

  • Works with third party vendors during problem resolutions.

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

Training and Communities of Practice (CoP):

  • Develops security awareness and compliance training programs.

  • Provides communication and training as needed.

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

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

Coaching/Mentoring:

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

  • Mentors less-experienced team members.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

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

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

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

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

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

  • Experience designing and implementing security solutions.

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

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

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

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

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • CISSP certification

  • PCI-ISA certification

  • IAPP-CIPT certification

  • Vendor Management experience

  • Project Management experience

  • Risk Management experience

  • Incident Management experience

  • Cybersecurity experience

  • GDPR experience

  • PCI-DSS experience

Work Environment/Travel:

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

General Ledger Accountant

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

To support transactional processes within the GL department, as detailed in the major responsibilities, as requested by customers, timely and correctly according to Month End and Year End calendar deliverables, by ensuring the compliance of all internal controls, Partnership Finance Manual and General Accounting principles.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Prepare and analyze monthly Bank balance sheet account reconciliations.

Prepare, analyze and follow up on Aging Analysis of Balance Sheet Account including monitoring of late balances.

Prepare and analyze Pbas Reconciliation including monitoring budget commitments and informing FOs for subsequent adjustment.

Prepare and analyze monthly 300 Accounts including monitoring of over 90days unreconciled items.

Post all journal entries and adjustments, including GEMS, Accruals, and reclassification entries.

Prepare and send a variety of reports, as needed by customers.

Record and control of Direct Charges.

Create Pre-Approval and Settlement Advice entries in SA Data base.

Maintenance of SOPs and flow charts of GL processes.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Bachelor´s degree with a major in accounting, finance, or business administration.

Knowledgeable of general accounting standards, account reconciliations & analysis and period-end closing activities.

Good command of written and spoken business English.

Flexibility and ability to work on different aspects of the general ledger.

A good knowledge of best practices within a project accounting environment and how to drive performance through better behaviors.

Ability to perform and direct root cause analysis over various aspects of performance.

Knowledge of technology; including data structure, analysis codes and business rules.

Proficient in MS Office applications and/or any accounting ERP solutions.

Demonstrated strong work ethic and flexible hours as needed; ability to drive results and meet strict deadlines.

Good knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) including internal controls principles.

At least one or more years of experience in General Ledger activities.

Ability to work in a team environment.

Knowledge on continuous improvements.

Six Sigma certification preferred (yellow or green belt).

Preferred:

Good analysis skills.

Practical problem solving skills.

Ability to work independently and collaborate with other team members.

Flexibility to changing situations.

Pro-active and innovative with ideas to improve processes/ services.

Experience working within a Shared Service environment, preferable.

Regional Senior IT Auditor - West Africa Region

*Preferred position location: Accra, Ghana. Other locations possible in the West Africa Region where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

This position will provide leadership in the review and advisory on all key information systems and infrastructure within the region either independently or jointly with other teams. The person in this position is responsible for leading, conducting and advising on all information systems audit work within the region including audits of computer applications, information security and technological solutions at the region and within national offices. The person in this position will also champion Information Technology (IT) use within the regional internal audit team through capacity building in line with Global Internal Audit strategic direction.

The position is expected to operate with considerable independence within the scope of their assignments. This role interacts regularly with IT and non-IT personnel and management at the national office and regional level, necessitating a wide degree of creativity and latitude, in addition to well-developed interpersonal and leadership skills.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

IT Audit Engagement:

Audit planning, execution and reporting

  • Develop detailed IT audit work plans, information system and application audit programs for specific engagements, audit schedules, risk assessments and IT audit status reports within the region.

  • Engage with management at the local and regional level to obtain better understanding of business processes and key areas of risk affecting strategic goals.

  • Lead or function as a team member to plan and implement IT audits based upon an understanding of the critical IT controls within the core process/area under review in accordance with the IIA and ISACA related Standards; and use the Governance, Risk and Control system and the designed templates for assessing and evaluating the IT risk universe.

  • Analyze evidence gathered and accurately communicate findings and recommendations to appropriate management and directors both orally during the exit conference and written reports.

  • Follow-up on remediation of identified deficiencies.

Collaboration, Advisory Services and Networking:

  • Collaborate with IT project teams within the region and participate (advisory role) in live (ongoing) IT initiatives as a subject matter expert in matters relating to controls and compliance.

  • Provide consultative advice to stakeholders by identifying key IT control gaps and risks related to key processes within the region.

  • Assist in the evaluation of potential occurrence of fraud in IT systems and how management mitigates the risk within the region.

Capacity Building:

  • Provide training and guidance to the WAR internal audit team on evaluation of general and application controls of systems, use of computer assisted audit techniques (CAATs) to facilitate the testing of controls and application of data analytics and business intelligence to detect possibility of frauds and non-compliance to existing standards and expected controls.

Special Assignments:

  • Perform special projects as assigned by the GC IT Audit Director including assisting in regulatory audits related to information security, IT fraud investigation, design specialized audit tools using technology, conducting training and other tasks as assigned.

  • Participate in the global roadmap for GIA Information Technology initiatives, innovations, automation and training as may be requested by supervisor or GIA leadership.

Professional Development:

  • Maintain Continuing Education (CPE) by attending online courses or professional seminars and trainings. The incumbent should maintain a minimum of 40 CPE credits per year.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • At least five (5) years’ experience in information technology (IT) or information systems audit and advisory.

  • Extensive engagement experience with management at middle and senior level.

  • The ability to design and execute data analytics tests to support business process audits.

  • Exposure to various audit management and /or accounting systems.

  • Notable level familiarity with various IT platforms, operating systems and information security.

  • Experience in terms of assisting with the development and/or improvement of IT audit methodologies.

  • Ability to plan, perform, document and report on audits.

  • Experience in dealing with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in computer science, information technology, management information systems, information security, accounting, or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience.

  • Technical professional certification required CISA (CISSP, CISM, CRISC, CPA Certified Public Accountant) or CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) or CA (Chartered Accountant) a plus.

  • Knowledge of COBIT and best industry IT practices.

  • Proficiency in English language skills, French intermediate is a plus.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Computer skills (office applications, accounting systems and IT audit tools like Nessus, Solar winds, etc. is a plus)

  • Excellent communication skills - written, oral and presentation - in fluent English.

  • Outstanding quantitative, analytical, problem solving and organizational skills.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully communicate with people at all levels of the organization.

  • Good time management and proven interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to execute and deliver under challenging circumstances.

  • Self-motivated, and ability to work independently.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel up to 20 - 30% of the time.

Media Officer

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

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

Reporting to the Director of Media and Social Media Engagement the Media Officer will play a central role in creating and disseminating media focussed material for the World Vision partnership. They will be the World Vision International (WVI) media point person and will respond to media enquiries from World Vision media leads and international media outlets. They will create key media messaging, be responsible for overseeing partnership wide dissemination of media content and manage media monitoring and analysis. This person will work closely with media departments across the partnership to ensure that media focused communications are strategically shared and coordinated. She or he will be an

articulate and talented communicator, with strong interpersonal and organisational skills, a passion for the work that World Vision does and a commitment to creating international media awareness of it.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Write, edit, and internally distribute content, including key messaging documents, press releases, website content, and other communications materials.

  • Manage media monitoring and analysis tool, maintain records of media coverage and collate analytics and metrics. Provide WV partnership media leaders with ongoing media updates.

  • Coordinate media leads and ensure that all World Vision offices continuously communicate with each other. This will include the management of ongoing partnership media leaders update calls and skype chats.

  • Work with Communications and Media managers in World Vision offices across the partnership to establish relationships with key global media outlets.

  • Work with the Director of Media and Social Media Engagement to develop and implement an effective strategy for media engagement.

  • Create and edit key communications documents and guidelines to inform the partnership on communications strategy and best practice.

  • Manage and coordinate World Vision International media trips.

  • Work with Director of Public engagement (Partnerships) to support the research, establishment and management of paid media partnership relationships to support global moments.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • 5 years proven media relations or PR experience.

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills.

  • Experience in coordinating media leads from a number of different offices.

  • Sound editorial skills.

  • An understanding of audience segmentation/ how to target key audiences.

  • Ability to partner other teams in order to jointly plan media outreach.

  • External relationship management skills.

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or related field.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in using media monitoring and analysis tools.

  • Experience in a global organization (NGO experience an advantage).

  • Experience with faith based audiences.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel 20%.

DME Capability Advisor

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

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The position of Design, Monitoring & Evaluation (DME) Capability Advisor aims to optimize DME capability in World Vision International (WVI) and strengthen staff DME competencies in areas such as design, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning. The role includes: The development of a DME capability enhancement system (including policies, standards, and guidelines, processes, learning assets and learning pathways), the refinement of National Office NO DME capacity assessment and DME competencies, the provision of support to Regional Program Quality leads and Technical Service Organisation to plan and implement DME Capacity Building interventions and the creation new learning opportunities by engaging externally with other organisations/academia and managing knowledge in WVI.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the design of a DME capability development system including (policies, standards, guidelines and processes etc) to benefit both, a) teams tasked to support development of Field Office (FO) ME capabilities (ROs, TSOs &SOs) and b) DME teams in FOs.

  • Design a learning system including learning pathways, learning assets, and learning platforms assisting users during their learning journey.

  • Assist the FOs to undertake regularly the DME capacity assessment and prepare a portfolio view as agreed with GFO.

  • Lead the development of learning assets for F2F and on-line learning. Design and utilize the platforms (WVCentral and e-campus) to enable FOs/RO/SOs/TSOs to access the learning assets in form of asynchronous self, e-learning and social learning in DME. Develop staff competencies on data quality and integrity across all funding sources. Promote emerging good practices in DME capacity development within WV and communicate these across the DME community using newsletters etc.

Coordinate and harmonize DME capacity building interventions of ROs/SOs/TSOs to enable a unified, just in time support for FOs, maximizing their contribution to DME Capacity Building objectives.

  • Collaborate with RO and SO DME leaders to continuously assess DME/LEAP 3 capacity building needs among NOs and provide coordinated (RO/GC/SO) support to address identified capacity building needs.

  • Influence WV entities to support RO plans for FO DME capacity development and deploy technical experts as needed.

Catalyse innovation and learning for development of DME Capability in the organization.

  • Explore practices of others on DME Capability development and share as appropriate WV’s experiences and learning.

  • Lead and grow partnerships with academic and research institutions that help to enhance WV’s DME capacity globally.

  • Promote innovation in DME capability development across WV entities.

Regenerate the Programme Quality and Evidence Community of Practice, convene them regularly involving WV DME practitioners in sharing learning and promoting enabling continuous improvement:

  • Coordinate learning and sharing for DME practitioners, identify promising DME practices and innovations for sharing in the organization.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • The incumbent will bring to this role a combination of DME experience and expertise in planning and implementing capability development interventions that help build/enhance the required DME competencies, development of learning resources and utilization of platforms that enable blended learning to take place.

  • Advanced/graduate degree in adult learning/training and or other relevant field.

  • Advanced degree in statistics, econometrics or any other discipline related to DME measurements.

  • Demonstrated expertise in development of user friendly tools and resources for DME and utilization of learning platforms for helping others learn.

  • Intermediate qualifications in capacity building (including expertise in designing capacity building plans and adult learning programs).

  • Advanced competencies in data analysis using appropriate software tools (e.g. SPSS, SAS,ABTAB).

  • Advanced technical writing skills.

  • Evidence of strong interpersonal, networking and coordination skills. Demonstrated effective problem solving skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French and Spanish.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Proven ability to work successfully in cross-cultural context. Solid experience in leading CoPs, organize knowledge management efforts and developing/documenting learning experiences /assets that can be shared with wider audiences.

  • Experience in leading DME capacity assessments and coordinated efforts to address priority capacity needs of regions/national offices.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Senior Advisor, Church Partnership

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

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

World Vision as a Christian humanitarian organization works with the diverse expressions of the Church as our indispensable partner in our shared pursuit of social and spiritual transformation and the holistic well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable.

Our global strategy calls us to ‘live out our Christian faith with boldness and humility’ and to expand and deepen our partnerships with churches and faith leaders to identify and address the spiritual causes of poverty and vulnerability.

This commitment is guided by WV’s Partnerships with Churches’, ‘Witness to Jesus Christ’ and Faith & Development management policies. This position, in line with the relevant policies, will provide strategic leadership, technical guidance and tools to the WV’s Field Offices to engage and partner effectively with churches and Christian agencies in the design and implementation programmes that promote sustainable, holistic child well-being.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Guidance

Provide strategic leadership in the development, refinement and implementation of global guidelines and resources to strengthen effective engagement and collaboration with churches, church leaders and Christian Faith Based Organisations (FBO’s) in WV’s programming for child well-being, in line with relevant WVI policies:

  • In collaboration with Global Field Operations (GFO) and Global Impact (GI) teams, develop guidelines and capacity building resources for field office’s use to strengthen their engagement and mobilisation of churches, Christian networks and FBO’s as an integral part of WV’s community-based approach, empowering to improving child well-being

  • Revise and socialise WVI’s existing frameworks and capacity building resources on church partnerships.

  • In collaboration with the WVI Partnering team, refine existing tools and/or develop new resources to support church partnerships.

  • Ensure WV’s guidelines on church partnerships build on existing best practice in partnering and external engagement developed by WV’s advocacy and External Engagement team.

  • Engage with GFO and regional offices regarding gaps or promising practice, emerging from church partnership data and collaborate on solutions.

Innovation

Based on current practice, lead a collaborative effort with F&D Field Support, TD, GFO and Partnering teams to:

  • Develop, pilot and scale a Christian discipleship project model to engage and equip churches and church leaders in their calling to ensure children experience fullness of life, grow in holistic discipleship while being protected, valued and included.

  • Map currently used practices, models and/or resources used in our programs to further Child Well Being (CWB) in partnership with churches.

  • Identify and document promising practices.

  • Identify current gaps based on analyses for a holistic engagement and discipleship approach.

  • Develop a child-focused, Biblical transformational development process for field offices to engage with local churches to fit and accompany WV’s Development Project Approach (DPA) process.

  • Identify areas within the current DPA process to enhance and deepen partnerships with churches and church leaders.

  • Review similar church engagement approaches to identify synergies and potential for integration.

  • Follow the WV processes to design, develop, pilot, scale-up and approve these approaches that can be used by local churches in WV’s offices and programs.

  • In collaboration with Global Field Operations and Global Impact teams, develop mechanisms to ensure full integration of these approaches into WV’s operational systems, including appropriate monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.

  • Provide guidance to the WV Technical Academy to develop an e-course for these approaches.

External Engagement and Advocacy

Provide strategic leadership and support to Regional Offices (ROs) in the formation and leveraging of strategic partnerships with churches at regional and national level for improved CWB:

  • Support NOs and ROs to engage strategically with local church partners in prioritised global advocacy events or moments on issues affecting the vulnerability of children.

  • Ensure church partnerships contributions to advocacy gains are articulated in Global campaign and FO reporting through Advocacy Strategic Metrics and CVA engagement.

  • Support the development of strategies and resources to support NOs and ROs to develop and equip faith leaders as advocates for child well-being.

  • Identify local Church/Christian partnerships with potential for increased impact through global partnerships.

  • Report on the quality of the prioritised partnerships and their contribution to advocacy towards CWB.

  • Collaborate with Faith & Staff Formation team, to support national offices as they mobilise churches to reflect and pray on issues increasing the vulnerability of children.

Learning

Lead the continued learning of WV’s church and interfaith relations through KM Initiatives:

  • In collaboration with F&D Knowledge Management and Global Communications identify, document and disseminate promising practices, lessons learnt, innovation, and change stories on Church Partnerships.

  • Ensure periodic analysis of Church Partnership data in Horizon, Operations or Impact Portals to show trends and enhance learning.

  • Collaborate with GFO, Global Impact and Horizon teams to enhance WV’s reporting systems (Horizon) to capture national level church partnerships, including joint advocacy.

Collaboration

Ensure effective integration of church partnerships into sector project models and field guidance:

  • In collaboration with F&D’s staff and Field support team work with WV’s global sector, disaster management, fragile contexts and urban teams to ensure the engagement of churches and church leaders are well integrated into project models, field guidelines and quality assurance resources.

  • Partner with global sector teams and GC F&D to refine resources and strengthen church’s implementation of Spiritual Nurture of Children approaches and resources.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Graduate or post-graduate degree in theology, religious studies, development studies or other related fields.

  • At least 5-7 years’ of experience of hands-on work with a range of Church structures, denominations and para-church organisations, especially in the Global South.

  • At least 5-7 years’ experience in strategic planning and program design and management within the development/humanitarian industry, including the role of the local church in community development processes.

  • At least 5-7 years’ experience and demonstrated understanding of other faith communities, the complexity of working as Christian NGO within Faith contexts, relationship with the faith and development arena, major players, and joint work towards the sustainable development goals.

  • At least 3 years of knowledge and experience of supporting multi-stakeholder partnerships, especially faith-based partnerships.

  • Excellent relationship building skills and ability to leverage that towards concrete collaboration and partnerships.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with proven experience in writing and producing clear, concise and effective guidance materials, including online facilitation resources, while using up-to-date adult learning approaches.

  • Clarity in conceptual thinking and communication including critical thinking skills and ability to challenge the status quo.

  • Exemplary personal Christian commitment, vibrant and mature Christian leadership.

  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in programming in field location, preferably in more than one context or continent.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively in culturally and religiously diverse environments.

  • Strong organizational, time and project management skills and experience.

  • Strong computer literacy in use of MS Word, Excel, Outlook; proficiency in hosting webinars, e-learnings and conference calls.

  • Proven experience working with and through networks.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

  • Fluency in Spanish an advantage, other languages helpful also.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge of and commitment to World Vision objectives and ministry priorities.

  • Experience of working with, relating to and influencing within Catholic structures.

  • Self-starter with strong time management, coordination, prioritization, multi-tasking skills.

  • Ability to work with a high level of ambiguity.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven flexibility to work well with others with diverse personal styles.

  • Work collaboratively with team members when assigned to work as part of a team.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Support Office Engagement Advisor, Faith & Development

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

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

This position will advise Support Offices (SO) leadership, with an emphasis on SO Faith & Development (F&D) leads, guiding them regarding their respective office’s objectives to maintain WVI’s commitment to ‘live out our Christian faith and calling with boldness and humility.” The advisor will help equip SO leaders and staff to understand and articulate WV’s Mission, Vision and Core Values both internally and to externally, with the aim of strengthening WV’s brand, credibility and reputation; supporting partner collaboration; increasing revenue growth; and helping them to bear witness to the good news of the kingdom of God to our donors.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide technical guidance to SO Faith & Development (F&D) leads as they support SO leadership to realise Our Promise Strategic Imperative 1 (Living Out Our Christian Faith and Calling with Boldness and Humility) and as they share World Vision International’s faith related documents (Core documents, policies and guidelines) and advise SO leadership on their implementation. This may include direct engagement with SO CEO constituencies (leadership team, staff, Board, etc.) as needed.

Activities would include:

  • Promoting relevant F&D Resources.

  • Advising SO leadership and staff to identify and address needs to understand, articulate and live out WV's Christian faith and calling as appropriate to their context.

  • Advising SO Teams to ensure faith considerations are integrated into all supported field programmes for child well-being.

Engage with SO leadership on strategic F&D related issues:

  • Listen and advise on opportunities to support F&D initiatives through Grants Acquisition & Management, fundraising channels and resources.

  • Strengthen consistent and clear communication of World Vision’s Christian identity and mission, with messaging adapted for different audiences.

  • Strengthen strategic partnerships with churches and faith-based organisations (FBOS) for holistic ministry.

Advise in the development, monitor the implementation and analyze SO action plans around:

  • Strategic Imperative 1 ((Living Out Our Christian Faith and Calling with Boldness and Humility).

  • “Our Voice” Staff Survey Christian identity question results.

  • Staff completion of the Mission Immersion Programme (MIP).

F&D specific competencies:

  • Apply Faith Literacy

  • Support Faith Integration into Strategy & Programming.

  • Support the Spiritual Nurture of Children at the Local Level.

Identify needs and, as necessary, develop relevant F&D Resources (ex. Learning modules, marketing and fundraising materials that articulate WV’s Christian identity) for SO leaders and staff.

Advise in the realization of GC F&D objectives, especially as they contribute to the Faith & Staff Formation sub-team.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong writing skills and proven ability to produce original documents, briefings, articles and document summaries.

  • Advanced skills in in adult learning styles and instructional and curriculum design.

  • A deep understanding of and appreciation for the broad range of Christian traditions and denominations that are represented within World Vision, as well as communicating the value of WV’s interfaith work.

  • Experience in supporting Christian faith expression/trends in post-Christian, other faith predominant and majority secular contexts.

  • Strong intercultural relations competency.

  • Extensive experience and a deep understanding and application of protocols surrounding WV communication, working across sectors, and working across all levels of the organisation.

  • Knowledge and understanding of core marketing and sales strategies and tactics, including engagement with high net worth supporters, mass market supporters, schools and churches.

  • Experience in designing marketing communication assets and reports.

  • Deeply devoted to his/her relationship in Christ through prayer, Bible study, and involvement in the local church.

  • Bachelor’s degree, with a preference for degrees in theology, practical ministry, marketing and communications.

  • Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree, or equivalent experience, in Communication, Divinity, Christian Ministry or International Development.

  • 3-5 years of experience working with World Vision Faith & Development at a regional or global level.

  • 3-5 years of experience working with World Vision Support Offices.

  • Graphic design and video editing skills.

  • Experience with working remotely and on dispersed teams.

  • Ability and flexibility to attend virtual meetings in different time zones (including early mornings or late nights).

Work Environment/Travel:

  • This position will travel up to 15% of the work time per year.

  • The employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear, use repetitive hand motion, stand, walk, reach, bend or lift up to 20 pounds.

Response Director

*Country location to be determined based on response.

*Please submit your CV in English.

World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster is comprised of highly experienced and vetted humanitarian aid professionals available for short term, medium term, and long term emergency response assignments with World Vision.

When disaster strikes, we are on the ground, quickly providing immediate support and we stay helping to rebuild lives for children, families, and communities.

We are currently accepting applications to join the Emergency Response Roster and are seeking candidates for:

All Roster position will be Non-Family/Unaccompanied postings lasting 3-12 months.

As vacancies arise in our humanitarian offices, roster members will be considered for employment opportunities.

General Requirements:

  • 5+ years Leadership experience in a Humanitarian/Fragile/Emergency context

  • Minimum 2 years of cross cultural humanitarian emergency experience outside of your home country.

  • Experience directly managing staff during humanitarian emergency responses.

  • Ability to work long hours in stressful environments with a variety of skilled professionals.

  • Demonstrated management of budgets in emergency response settings.

  • Willing to serve unaccompanied (non-family); most likely living in a team house setting.

  • English proficiency, written and verbal. (French/Arabic/Spanish preferred)

  • Grant Acquisition and Management experience

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

RESPONSE DIRECTOR PURPOSE:

The Response Director (RD) has primary responsibility for directing the response from strategy to implementation, inclusive of performance and oversight of all aspects of the response. She/he should develop and maintain an efficient, cohesive team, while ensuring effective coordination and relationships with the other agencies, officials, beneficiaries, donors and all areas of the Partnership.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop and monitor implementation of response strategy that addresses WV strategic goals to meet humanitarian needs:

  • Lead response strategy development with National Director (ND), Regional Leader (RL), Partnership Executive Team (PET) and other senior stakeholders.

  • Ensure primary and secondary information on needs inform strategy formulation.

  • Ensure context analysis informs strategy development.

  • Consult with ND and RL to ensure National Office (NO) strategy and plans (including Child Wellbeing targets) are taken into account in response strategy formulation.

  • Ensure strategy aligns with anticipated capacity.

  • Monitor appropriateness of strategy in addition to implementation of strategy and transition plans.

Ensure response is staffed to meet response needs:

  • Contribute to NO capacity building in the area of emergency response in coordination with NO leadership and Human Resources (HR).

  • Determine response organization structure with ND and HR.

  • Conduct high-level workforce planning with HR and mobilise surge functions as required.

  • Oversee the recruitment of the RDs direct reports.

  • Ensure defined accountabilities under the Emergency Management System (EMS) are clear for each function including Term of Reference (TOR) objectives and qualitycriteria.

  • Ensure HR works with EMS functions to identify workforce requirements.

  • Ensure HR plans for capacity building with EMS functions.

  • Ensure HR develops performance planning and review processes that include quality criteria.

  • Ensure HR establishes a staff care function and mechanisms that support staff well-being.

  • Consult ND to plan Response team transition/integration.

  • Ensure adequate internal communications mechanisms are in place to ensure policies, information and decisions are shared with staff as appropriate.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with humanitarian actors, government representatives, World Vision stakeholders, the media and general public:

  • Represent the response in Partnership Executive Team and Partnership Coordination Team (PCT) (where activated).

  • Identify and highlight areas of conflict to Response Senior Management Team (SMT), ND, RL and Partnership Executive Committee (where activated).

  • Create and maintain collaborative relations and where appropriate partnerships with government, other NGOs, UN agencies, civil society, churches, bi-lateral missions and donors.

  • Participate in consortium meetings and Response related national coordination meetings.

  • Ensure World Vision is represented at relevant technical and coordination mechanisms in-country.

Develop and plan response to achieve response strategy goal and objectives:

  • Provide oversight to funding allocation (i.e. Private Non-sponsorship or PNS, grants, etc) to ensure alignment with strategy and humanitarian needs.

  • Ensure response programme development meets World Vision and international standards.

  • Ensure that adequate funding to address humanitarian needs is acquired.

  • Ensure Advocacy staff are empowered to integrate advocacy across sectors and to develop child-focused advocacy positions which are aligned with strategy and organisational priorities, in strong alignment with NO and Response Operations teams.

  • Facilitate the signing of MOUs and contracts, with donors, Support Offices (SOs) and other relevant stakeholders.

  • Ensure appropriate waivers are in place to facilitate timely response implementation.

Implement response programme in accordance with commitments to meet international and WV standards:

  • Ensure that accessible beneficiary feedback mechanisms are established and functioning.

  • Ensure staff establish community accountability methods across all of the response program.

  • Monitor and identify risks to programme quality and coordinate resources to address them.

  • Ensure that all programmes are implemented, monitored and evaluated according to set plans and that agreements with donors, SOs and other stakeholders are adhered to.

  • Ensure management meetings address quality risks, relevant monitoring data and community feedback.

  • Initiate resourcing mechanisms and ensure financial and material (in-kind) resources are managed according to WV standards, donor and SO agreements.

Initiate response funding mechanisms with support of ND, RL & Regional HEA Director (RHEAD):

  • Ensure that funding is managed and accounted for in compliance with donors and Support Offices agreements and WV standards.

  • Ensure that programme and projects audits are planned and conducted as per WV audit regulations and donor government requirements.

  • Ensure that audit reports are responded to and recommendations implemented.

Ensure that response meets World Vision minimum quality standards and supports program improvement, reflection, learning and innovation:

  • Ensure previous response learnings from Global learning facilitator are reviewed in program design.

  • Encourage the incorporation of best practice and innovation in program design.

  • Ensure all functions have quality planning sessions to meet quality objectives of their TOR.

  • Ensure achievement level of all function quality objectives is monitored monthly and reported.

  • Ensure risks that prevent the achievement of quality objectives are reported and rapidly addressed.

  • Ensure mechanisms are established to identify, document, and share lessons learned with Partnership.

Oversee Security function, planning and implementation to ensure response staff and organisational safety and security:

  • Ensure staffing of Security function.

  • Provide oversight to implementation of security protocols as per CSR.

  • Facilitate inter-agency coordination for information sharing and intelligence sharing.

Ensure response internal and external reporting requirements are met:

  • Liaise with Programmes and Info Management to ensure internal and external reporting requirements are planned for and reports are prepared.

  • Review and submit partnership programme reports.

  • Prepare and submit monthly management reports.

  • Ensure internal response coordination & information sharing mechanisms are functioning.

Ensure that response staff have appropriate housing, offices and information/communication systems:

  • Ensure that staff have access to appropriate office space/equipment, information/communication systems/equipment and other facilities which enable them to carry out their responsibilities.

  • Ensure that all response vehicles and other equipment are well managed and maintained.

  • Where necessary, ensure that relevant staff have access to appropriate housing.

KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • A minimum of 5-7 years in leadership role in the humanitarian assistance and development sector, with a significant portion of this in INGOs.

  • Demonstrated understanding of key humanitarian principles, standards and best practices.

  • University degree in Humanitarian Studies or relevant field. Masters degree preferred.

  • Intensive experience in leading a multi-cultural team of professionals.

  • Experience working in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Experience working in war zones / fragile contexts.

  • Experience in engaging with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies.

  • Experience in managing humanitarian operations that facilitate innovation and calculated risk taking.

  • Experience in serving as an organizational spokesperson to media and other external audiences.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred:

  • Ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with senior internal and external stakeholders as well as staff.

  • Ability to work in coordination with other humanitarian organizations.

  • Ability to analyse and make decisions in challenging situations in the absence of specific guidance and/or full information.

  • Ability to communicate and model to staff positive behaviours which help them remain resilient and effective in dynamic and high pressure environments.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Work hours are often more than 8 hours per day during difficult periods of the response.

  • Responses are often mounted in insecure or natural disaster-prone contexts, which may disrupt normal work patterns and generate staff safety issues.

  • Work and housing environments may at times be well below normal standards in terms of facilities, equipment and food availability.

Response Operations Director

*Country location to be determined based on response.

*Please submit your CV in English.

World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster is comprised of highly experienced and vetted humanitarian aid professionals available for short term, medium term, and long term emergency response assignments with World Vision.

When disaster strikes, we are on the ground, quickly providing immediate support and we stay helping to rebuild lives for children, families, and communities.

We are currently accepting applications to join the Emergency Response Roster and are seeking candidates for:

All Roster position will be Non-Family/Unaccompanied postings lasting 3-12 months.

As vacancies arise in our humanitarian offices, roster members will be considered for employment opportunities.

General Requirements:

  • 5+ years Leadership experience in a Humanitarian/Fragile/Emergency context

  • Minimum 2 years of cross cultural humanitarian emergency experience outside of your home country.

  • Experience directly managing staff during humanitarian emergency responses.

  • Ability to work long hours in stressful environments with a variety of skilled professionals.

  • Demonstrated management of budgets in emergency response settings.

  • Willing to serve unaccompanied (non-family); most likely living in a team house setting.

  • English proficiency, written and verbal. (French/Arabic/Spanish preferred)

  • Grant Acquisition and Management experience

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

RESPONSE OPERATIONS DIRECTOR PURPOSE:

Response Operations Director leads the Operations team and oversees the implementation of the response activities. He/she transforms the response strategy into implemented reality, managing day-to-day sector activities and providing technical guidance to the Programmes team for design and programme quality.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Ensure program planning is informed by technical standards and operational viability:

  • Contribute to planning of sector requirements for people, funding and supplies.

  • Ensure all program designs are based on needs assessment findings (primary & secondary data) and analysis, targets the most vulnerable/chronically and is operationally viable.

  • Ensure all programs refer to technical standards, consider government standards and are aligned with Strategic Guidance and Do-Assure Dont Do (DADDs) for the First Phase of Emergency Responses and Sector Packages.

  • Ensure inclusion of advocacy issues and cross cutting themes are considered in design.

  • Ensure programs and projects are measured according to technical standards and Child Well-being targets.

  • Ensure Operations Plans are developed and implemented with community engagement, taking into account local capacities and utilising Do No Harm/Local Capacities for Peace (DNH/LCP).

Establish, lead, resource and staff Operations unit to meet response needs:

  • Contribute to National Office (NO) capacity building in the area of emergency response in coordination with NO leadership and Human Resources (HR).

  • Determine Operations organisational structure and staffing plan with HR.

  • Monitor recruitment and deployment of Operations staff and plan for capacity development.

  • Ensure Operations staff handovers are conducted.

  • Develop Operations budget in coordination with Finance, ensuring strong alignment and coordination with Programming team during budgeting and budget management process.

  • Plan for Operations transition/integration.

Conduct response operational planning to ensure effective coordination and timely delivery of response activities:

  • Plan and facilitate detailed operational plan and delegate responsibilities to carry out plan.

  • Ensure Accountability mechanisms are in place for Community and stakeholder feedback.

  • Planning process considers community requirements (i.e. timelines) and progress is monitored by DME.

  • Facilitate planning between sectors to meet overall program goals.

  • Facilitate requirements planning with Support Services.

  • Ensure collaborative planning with external stakeholders such as UN Agencies, other NGOs and Govt ministries where possible through coordination mechanisms.

Oversee implementation and monitoring of operations to ensure achievement of response goals and objectives and inform operational improvement:

  • Monitor results against sector plans and address identified issues.

  • Monitor expenditure reports and take corrective action with Finance and Programs.

  • Review M&E and Accountability data with Sectors and Programs to identify and address any issues for operational improvement.

  • Review findings of learning events and evaluations with Programs to make operational improvements.

  • All evaluations of sector interventions are planned with DME to assess effectiveness and timeliness.

Oversee development and implementation of operations reporting systems to support timely and accurate reporting:

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

  • Ensure Operations provide input for grant/donor and program milestone and reports to Programs.

  • Write report on quality risks and their resolution and submit to Response Director on regular basis.

  • Ensure that Operations meets reporting requirements for Clusters, Ministries and/or in-country stakeholders.

Ensure implementation of response operations according to safety standards with support from the Security function:

  • Organise security assessments for all field operations that inform a security plan.

  • Implement the recommendations of the security plan for all field operations.

  • Ensure security incident reporting protocols are complied with by operations staff.

  • Ensure Operations staff adhere to security standards for staff movement and communications.

  • Work with Security to ensure safe and effective Civil/Military relationships with armed actors.

Ensure operations meet WV minimum quality standards and support improvement, reflection, learning and innovation in sectors:

  • Ensure previous sectors learning from Global Learning Facilitator are reviewed.

  • Encourage the incorporation of sector best practice and innovation.

  • Ensure sector have a quality plan to meet quality criteria and minimum sector standards.

  • Ensure achievement of all function quality criteria is monitored and reported regularly.

  • Ensure risks limiting achievement of objective to quality criteria are reported & rapidly addressed.

Coordinate with Support Services function for ongoing provision of funds, staff, equipment, vehicles and supplies to ensure timely implementation of operations:

  • Ensure Ops submit clear and timely budgets and funds requests to Finance.

  • Ensure Ops submit clear and timely staff plans to HR and immediately advises on changes.

  • Ensure Ops follow Finance procedures to rapidly process payments to suppliers.

  • Ensure Ops submit vehicle requirements to logistics and follow vehicles management guidelines.

  • Ensure Ops submit communications requirements to ICT and follow ICT procedures.

  • Address delays in Support Services to Response Manager for rapid resolution and waivers.

Identify, report and refer operational blockages caused by external actors to Liaison to be addressed through external advocacy:

  • Establish operation team protocols where sector and geographic leads identify and report where external actors are delaying/preventing implementation.

  • Refer issues delaying implementation to Liaison to resolve through inter-agency coordination and/or government relations.

  • Ensure protection issues are reported and addressed in coordination with Advocacy.

KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • A minimum of 5-7 years in leadership role in the humanitarian assistance and development sector, with a significant portion of this in INGOs.

  • Demonstrated understanding of key humanitarian principles, standards and best practices.

  • Experience in program management and implementation of multi-sectoral emergency response projects.

  • Intensive experience in leading a multi-cultural team of professionals.

  • Experience working in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Experience working in war zones / fragile contexts.

  • Experience in engaging with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies.

  • Experience in managing humanitarian operations that facilitate innovation and calculated risk taking.

  • Strong team leadership skills.

  • Emotional intelligence (self awareness, managing emotions and those of others, remaining calm/composed, dealing with ambiguity and change).

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

  • Academic and on-the-job training in at least one of the support services or response-sector relevant areas.

Preferred:

  • Understanding of the international humanitarian system, particularly the systems, structures and key actors.

  • Understanding of the key accountabilities that must be maintained in a response (beneficiaries, donors, peers).

  • Ability to lead operational planning processes.

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) with ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with senior internal and external stakeholders.

  • Ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with senior internal and external stakeholders as well as staff.

  • Ability to work in coordination with other humanitarian organizations.

  • Ability to analyse and make decisions in challenging situations in the absence of specific guidance and/or full information.

  • Ability to communicate and model to staff positive behaviors which help them remain resilient and effective in dynamic and high pressure environments.

Work Environment/Travel:Work hours are often more than 8 hours per day during difficult periods of the response.

  • Responses are often mounted in insecure or natural disaster-prone contexts, which may disrupt normal work patterns and generate staff safety issues.

  • Work and housing environments may at times be well below normal standards in terms of facilities, equipment and food availability.

Response Programmes Strategy & Development Director

*Country location to be determined based on response.

*Please submit your CV in English.

World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster is comprised of highly experienced and vetted humanitarian aid professionals available for short term, medium term, and long term emergency response assignments with World Vision.

When disaster strikes, we are on the ground, quickly providing immediate support and we stay helping to rebuild lives for children, families, and communities.

We are currently accepting applications to join the Emergency Response Roster and are seeking candidates for:

All Roster position will be Non-Family/Unaccompanied postings lasting 3-12 months.

As vacancies arise in our humanitarian offices, roster members will be considered for employment opportunities.

General Requirements:

  • 5+ years Leadership experience in a Humanitarian/Fragile/Emergency context

  • Minimum 2 years of cross cultural humanitarian emergency experience outside of your home country.

  • Experience directly managing staff during humanitarian emergency responses.

  • Ability to work long hours in stressful environments with a variety of skilled professionals.

  • Demonstrated management of budgets in emergency response settings.

  • Willing to serve unaccompanied (non-family); most likely living in a team house setting.

  • English proficiency, written and verbal. (French/Arabic/Spanish preferred)

  • Grant Acquisition and Management experience

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

RESPONSE PROGRAMMES DIRECTOR PURPOSE:

The Response Programmes Director oversees/leads the Sector Programming Team, including Program Officer(s), Design Monitor Evaluation (DME), Humanitarian Accountability and Information Management. The Programme Director supports the Response Director (RD) and Operations Director (OD) in designing the response strategy and operations plan and works in close coordination with both.

The Response Programmes Director is responsible to manage grant acquisition, assessments, monitor and humanitarian accountability and liaises with Support Offices (SOs), and international donors.

Response Programmes Director is part of the Response Senior Leadership Team. Response Programmes Director will coordinate/advise with Response Director (RD)/Senior Leadership Team (SLT) go or no go for proposals.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Establish, lead, resource and staff the programmes unit to meet response needs:

  • Lead team/individual development and provide direction and support as needed to enable effective performance.

  • Contribute to National Office (NO) capacity building in the area of emergency response in coordination with NO leadership and Human Resources (HR).

  • Determine Programmes organisational structure and staffing plan with HR.

  • Work with HR to recruit and deploy Programmes staff and plan for capacity development.

  • Ensure Programmes staff handovers are conducted.

  • Develop Programmes budget in coordination with Finance.

  • Support RD and Finance in developing Response Budget, ensuring strong alignment and coordination with Operations team during budgeting and budget management process.

  • Plan for Programmes Unit transition/integration with NO, where applicable.

Lead the programme planning process to ensure alignment with context, humanitarian needs, response strategy as well as operational feasibility and technical quality:

  • Support development of operational intent plan to align with funding allocations ensuring operational feasibility and technical quality.

  • Support Sectors and Operations Director to draft response plan.

  • Work with Grants, Acquisition and Management (GAM) to coordinate grant acquisition.

  • Write Operational Intent inclusive of targets.

  • Prepare project RACIs (responsible, accountable, consulted, informed) for new grants.

Oversee donor liaison and advocacy is undertaken to resource operations plan to address humanitarian needs:

The Response Programmes Director will ensure that the GAM team undertake the following activities:

  • Monitor and analyse donor opportunities to ensure they align with operational intent.

  • Communicate humanitarian needs identified through assessments, monitoring data and community feedback to in-country donors and Support Offices International Programmes Groups.

  • Represent World Vision with potential donors (ECHO, DFID, EU, OFDA, etc.) including bilateral, multilateral and corporate.

  • Collaborate with Advocacy to influence donor funding strategies when appropriate.

  • Liaises with SOs regarding donor priorities and opportunities for funding.

Support Finance in the allocation and tracking of response funding to ensure response strategic priorities are funded and effective leveraging of available funding:

The Response Programmes Director will ensure that the Programme team undertake the following activities:

  • Support mapping of all funding sources with Finance.

  • Support funding allocation process (Private Non Sponsorship & grant opportunities) in coordination with Finance, Response Director and Operations to reflect response strategic priorities, operational realities and ensure compliance with relevant funding regulations.

  • Support Finance to track donor funding allocation and commitments to ensure response strategic priorities are funded.

Oversee development and submission of project proposals to donors to resource operations plan:

The Response Programmes Director will ensure that the GAM team undertake the following activities:

  • Develop project proposals with Operations, Advocacy, Finance and relevant Support functions and ensure stakeholders have the opportunity to review proposals and raise issues prior to submission to donors.

  • Ensure proposals are aligned with the operational plan, sector DADDs and standards.

  • Ensure proposals are aligned with accountability standards and basic DME requirements.

  • Maintain donor and SOs communications to facilitate funding acquisition.

  • Support Finance to ensure an up-to-date funding matrix.

Ensure support for Finance to establish grant management system to guarantee fulfillment of donor requirements:

The Response Programmes Director will ensure that the GAM team undertake the following activities:

  • Support Finance to conduct grant orientation or grant start-up workshops for relevant staff.

  • Plan and manage donor reporting to ensure that all donor requirements are met.

  • Support Finance with monitoring of grants for compliance with grant requirements.

  • Oversee planning, implementation, analysis and sharing of findings from assessments and program monitoring.

The Response Programmes Director will ensure that the DME team undertake the following activities:

  • Plan the initial rapid assessment process and manage the data collection (including primary, secondary data, observational data and community feedback)

  • Manage or support ongoing community based assessments as agreed with sector and sub-function leads.

  • Incorporate baseline indicators into assessments.

  • Analyse assessment data and provide recommendations for strategy and programme design.

  • Map interagency assessment processes and participate in joint assessments as agreed with response management.

Design programme based on response strategy, context and humanitarian needs:

  • Review NO Strategy, context analysis and assessment findings for design recommendations.

  • Facilitate the input of all Emergency Management System (EMS) functions into the programme design process.

  • Ensure the overall programme design incorporates international humanitarian standards and WV guidance and standards and indicators (i.e. Sphere, DADDs, CWBOs, PAF, etc).

Oversee implementation of the programme monitoring system:

The Response Programmes Director will ensure that the DME team undertake the following activities:

  • Develop and implement the programme monitoring system which integrates programme and project requirements.

  • Prepare Indicator Tracking Table (ITT) monitoring reports and share with Operations on a monthly basis.

  • Collaborate with Information Management and Humanitarian Accountability (HA) to provide summaries of community based data and share with Operations and management to support programme adaptation and improvement.

Ensure implementation of baselines, evaluations, reviews and learning events for continuous improvement:

The Response Programmes Director will ensure that the DME and HA teams undertake the following activities:

  • Conduct real time evaluation (RTE) during the first phase of the response.

  • Plan and implement real time learning event (RTLE) with Region and H-LEARN and monitor implementation of resulting plan of action.

  • Plan and manage project/programme baselines, evaluations and reviews to meet donor and organizational requirements.

  • Communicate baseline, evaluation and review findings with response staff and communities.

  • Develop Plans of Action that address evaluation, review recommendations and monitor implementation.

Ensure establishment of response information management system to meet response needs:

The Response Programmes Director will ensure that the Information Management team undertake the following activities:

  • Assess programmatic information needs of internal and external stakeholders.

  • Design and maintain information management system with Information and Communication Technology.

  • Contextualise protocols for internal information sharing with relevant functions. Agree on common information sharing protocols with external stakeholders and RD.

  • Ensure compilation and analysis of relevant information to inform response design, programme management, operational improvement and promote learning.

  • Share programme information with internal and external stakeholders on a regular basis to meet their information requirements.

Oversee development and implementation of community consultation and information provision mechanisms:

The Response Programmes Director will ensure that the HA team undertake the following activities:

  • Design and implement community consultation processes to ensure understanding of World Visions role, planned interventions and provide opportunities for input and feedback into programme and project designs.

  • Design and implement Information Provision plan to ensure that accurate and reliable information about the programme is made available and shared with communities in a timely and accessible manner.

Establish and support implementation of complaint and feedback mechanisms:

The Response Programmes Director will ensure that the HA team undertake the following activities:

  • Document, implement and monitor complaint and feedback systems to ensure timely responses to communities.

  • Consolidate and analyse community complaint information to inform Operations and response management of key issues raised by beneficiaries.

  • Coordinate Humanitarian Accountability planning and learning with other accountability focused INGOs and LNGOs.

KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • A minimum of 3-5 years in leadership role in the humanitarian assistance and development sector, with a significant portion of this in INGOs.

  • Demonstrated understanding of key humanitarian principles, standards and best practices.

  • University degree in Humanitarian Studies or relevant field. Masters degree preferred.

  • Experience in program management and implementation of multi-sectoral emergency response projects.

  • Intensive experience in leading a multi-cultural team of professionals.

  • Experience working in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Experience working in war zones / fragile contexts.

  • Experience in engaging with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies.

  • Experience in managing humanitarian operations that facilitate innovation and calculated risk taking.

  • Work experience as Program Officer at least for 1-3 years in a country other than the home country.

  • Strong team leadership skills.

  • Emotional Intelligence (self awareness, managing emotions and those of others, remaining calm/composed, dealing with ambiguity and change).

  • Understand Humanitarian Industry and have proven experience within a relief setting.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

  • Ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with senior internal and external stakeholders.

Preferred:

  • Previous experience working in complex emergency/rehabilitation settings.

  • Experience coordination with INGOs and other key stakeholders-High degree of negotiation and persuasion skills.

  • Ability to work with a reasonable 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.

  • Excellent time-management and prioritization.

  • Demonstrates openness and transparency.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Work hours are often more than 8 hours per day during difficult periods of the response.Work hours are often more than 8 hours per day during difficult periods of the response.

  • Responses are often mounted in insecure or natural disaster-prone contexts, which may disrupt normal work patterns and generate staff safety issues.

  • Work and housing environments may at times be well below normal standards in terms of facilities, equipment and food availability.