Job Opportunities with World Vision Iraq 

World Vision Iraq has worked with the vulnerable children of Iraq, their families and communities, since 2014.

Currently, World Vision Iraq has a commitment to bring hope and help to children and communities in the country through a range of holistic, integrated projects that promote change and improve well-being.

Last year, over 937,000 thousand children and adults benefited from World Vision Iraq’s programmes in Food, Health, Education, Protection, WASH and Livelihoods, which currently operate in 5 governorates throughout Iraq.

Thank you for your interest in working with World Vision Iraq!

Health Technical Advisor

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Health Technical Advisor – Erbil

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Health Sector Technical Advisor will provide sector technical leadership and management in project and proposal design, staff capacity building, quality assurance, evaluation and documentation for multiple health projects in KRI/Iraq.

WV KRI Goal: To address immediate and longer-term humanitarian and recovery needs of Iraqi IDPs and Syrian refugees in KRI, WV will be addressing both immediate and longer term needs of displaced Iraqis as well as Syrian refugees. This work is primarily focused on Northern Iraq (KRI) but will spread to other locations as required. Key sectors of the program include: Food assistance, Non-Food Items, winterization, health - mobile clinics, Children in Emergencies, Child Protection, Economic Development and WASH. The project area covers camps, host communities and returnees.

Position Goal: Position Goal: To provide leadership for the WVI KRI mental and primary Health program. This includes the provision of technical input into assessments, program design, budgets, monitoring and evaluation. Developing sector approaches and strategy. Planning the designs and budgets and setting up of Health activities with the support of local team leaders and health and multi-sector project managers. Support the project implementation leads (project coordinators) and develop their understanding of the technical approaches. Building links with other stakeholders including Government representatives, other NGOs in Health and related sectors (e.g. child protection, Camp management, UN, health cluster and sub cluster, etc) to identify gaps. Provide technical leadship for in advocacy and effectiveness research related to health in emergencies in partnership with M&E and Advocacy colleagues.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assessment, Design and Acquisition Planning

  • Lead the technical approach design for new health projects

  • Under guidance of the programmes team and with support from field teams, write / co-develop WASH proposal technical section, budget, budget narratives, cross-cutting theme integration with WASH (gender, DNH, protection, WASH…).

  • Engage with MoH, WHO, health sub cluster, donors and program officers to identify gaps and needs for new programming

  • Work closely with the MEAL (M&E) team to select indicators and develop monitoring plans & assessments for WASH projects

  • In close collaboration with the Programmes Team, develop an acquisition plan and engage with donors to promote health funding

  • Lead the development of the health components of the response and strategy.

Assessment, Design and Acquisition Planning

  • At project startup train project staff on technical approach. Help project owner design a capacity building plan for project and or partner staff. Help facilitate startup workshops.

  • Provide support to project managers and Zonal Managers implementing health projects.

  • Assist in the formation of statistical reports on nutrition and health program operations, including morbidity data and pharmaceutical use

  • Establish and maintain World Vision and other best practice standards for health programs.

  • Monitor and assist in evaluating health and nutrition program.

  • Ensure that gender and protection mainstreamed in all activities and within the community.

  • Active participation with all stakeholders, including MoH, WHO, Cluster, other operating partners, community, and other health actors to ensure programme coherence and avoidance of service gaps and overlap

  • Engage in health cluster and sub cluster meetings. Demonstrate WV capacity to the clusters

Supervisory Responsibilities, Capacity Building/Training

  • To assess, design and implement appropriate training programs to equip and upgrade knowledge and skills of health staff, and MoH in conjunction with WHO.

  • Assist coordinators and team leaders in other sectors in development of appropriate to health, hygiene and nutrition promotion information.

  • Capacity build health teams with reference to community processes.

  • Document training program results

Humanitarian Accountability

  • Ensure the programs take into account local capacities of local personnel and local community groups, ensure open community participation and consultation

  • Orient and train staff, community and partners on international standards (eg. The Sphere Project etc.) and their application

  • Ensure the Program Accountability Framework is integrated in the health and nutrition.

  • Promote local capacities for peace by periodic analysis of program impact on and potential for conflict between beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries, and adjust program accordingly.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Essential: Medical qualification, such as MD/MBBS, Nurse, Midwife, Nutritionist and/or public health qualification (international health) such as BPH or MPH

  • A high level of diplomacy and networking skills is required.

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

  • Strong capacity building and facilitation skills

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

  • Ability to manage work life and work without supervision

  • Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment

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

  • Able to use a computer, with word-processing and spreadsheets, (e.g. Microsoft Office)

  • Understanding of internet and email

  • Experience in managing staff, partners and facilitating capacity building

  • Essential: 5 – 10 years years experience in a developing country in managing Disaster Response/Relief programs in public health involving strategy development, assessments, design, planning, implementation, budgeting, reporting, and evaluation and monitoring.

  • Proven ability in capacity building including training

  • Experience in working in culturally diverse setting

  • Experience in working in Humanitarian and/or development

  • Full commitment to World Vision’s core values and mission statement.

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

  • Full adherence to security protocols

  • Motivated and goal orientated

  • Excellent analytical/problem-solving skills and detail-orientation

  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written)

  • Knowledge of Arabic and Kurdish an advantage

  • Proven organizational skills and time management

  • Excellent computer skills, familiarity with MS Word, Lotus Notes, MS Excel and Power Point would be an added advantage

PERSONAL SECURITY TRAINING

  • Essential: completed a recognized personal security course in the past 3 years.

Work Environment

Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.

The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to _50_% of the time

Driver - Duhok

Driver

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Facilitate transport and ensure efficient and safe use of the vehicles in compliance with local and national traffic regulations and World Vision standards and policies.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure transportation of people and goods to and from field of activities, projects or programs

  • Clean vehicles on a daily basis or as required

  • Perform vehicle safety check before any use

  • Make sure vehicles have on board all required documents, the right equipment, adequate fuel and oil before any use, as required by World Vision standards and policies

  • Ensure the logbook is correctly and consistently filled out as required by World Vision policies

  • Report any vehicle dysfunction or failure, and request for service, repairs, fuel, oils, parts, etc. in a timely manner

  • Ensure the safety of all passengers in vehicle while driving including the use of seatbelts by all passengers before any movement of vehicles.

  • Make sure the vehicle is properly parked when not in use.

  • Perform any other tasks as required by the Supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • High school diploma.

  • At least 2 years’ experience driving with organizations.

  • Basic proficiency in oral English and full proficiency in written and oral in local languages.

  • Maintain polite and good communication with colleagues and visitors at all times.

  • A valid driver’s license.

  • Good physical and mental health in order to perform adequately the corresponding duties.

  • Be flexible to work long hours beyond working hours.

  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.

  • Adherence to security protocols.

  • Basic vehicle mechanic skills.

Work Environment

Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.

  • Office based, travel required to other offices.

Senior Director – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

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

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

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

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Set Strategic Priorities:

  • Ensures quality WASH programming that is equitable and sustainable.

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

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

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

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

  • Oversees the quality and coverage of WASH programming.

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

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

Provide Operational Accountability:

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

  • Ensure donor promises are met or exceeded.

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

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

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

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

Internal and External Engagement:

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

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

  • Championing WASH campaigns and resource acquisition in the field.

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

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

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

Build Capacities:

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

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

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

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

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

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preferred:

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

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

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

  • Strong experience developing strategy and policy in large organization.

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

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

Program Officer, Kurdish Region of Iraq

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Program Officer (PO) is responsible for writing proposals, editing of reports, and providing support to project managers. The role ensures close coordination between WV Iraq stakeholders, donors or WV HQ offices (Support Office) colleagues and will work closely with the Senior Program Officer (SPO) and the Program Development and Quality (PDQA) Manager. The PO is not responsible for implementing projects but is a key advisor in supporting efficient project implementation.

KEY 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:

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

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

  • 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 & 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 (3-4 years).

  • Experience in grants acquisition and management.

  • Excellent written and spoken English.

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

Preferred Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • 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.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

  • HEAT training an added advantage.

Global Director, Humanitarian Operations

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

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

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

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

BACKGROUND/CONTEXT:

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

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

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

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

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Bachelors-level degree in International Studies.

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

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

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

  • Verbal and written fluency in the English language.

Preferred:

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

  • Leadership and management development studies.

  • Humanitarian studies and/or humanitarian leadership development.

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

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

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

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

  • Management of a dispersed geographic team.

  • Financial and budget management.

  • Risk management in humanitarian settings.

Work Environment:

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

EMERGENCY RESPONSE ROSTER

*We have consolidated World Vision's Emergency Response Roster. If you have previously applied your information has been retained and is in our database; do not reapply.

*Answer all questions on the application to be considered for the Emergency Response Roster; country location to be determined based on response.

*If you do not meet minimum eligibility requirements, we invite you to support and help through prayer and donations.

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

Eligible, selected, and fully vetted applicants will be approved on the Emergency Response Roster and may be considered for future humanitarian opportunities with World Vision. If you have the required experience and would like to partner with us helping protect lives, restore dignity, and renew hope, we’d love to hear from you.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements for all Emergency Response Roster Positions:

  • 5+ years of cross cultural humanitarian emergency affairs experience outside of your home country.

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience serving successfully in fragile or unstable environments.

  • Experience directly managing staff during humanitarian emergency responses.

  • Demonstrated management of budgets in emergency response settings.

  • Grant Acquisition Management experience in your personalized expertise.

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

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

  • English proficiency; written and verbal.

Below are the World Vision Emergency Response Roster positions that are currently open and accepting applications. If a position matching your background and interests is not listed, we encourage you to check back often as a more appropriate roster position may be listed and accepting applications at that time.

When submitting your application to World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster, please indicate in your cover letter / application which roster position you would like to be considered for.

Director positions currently accepting applications (must have 5-7+ years’ in response leadership role):

  • Response Director

  • Operations Director

  • Programmes Director

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

  • Communication and Engagement Manager

  • Human Resources Manager

  • Support Services Manager

  • Finance Manager

  • Information Management Manager

  • Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager

  • Grant Acquisition and Management Manager

  • Cash Programming Manager

  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Manager

  • Health Manager

  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager

  • Nutrition Manager

  • Education Manager

  • Livelihoods Manager

  • Protection Manager

  • Child Protection Manager