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!

Project Manager - Ninewa/Duhok

Project Manager

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

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

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

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

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

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

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

The main objectives of the project are:

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

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

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

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

e. Facilitating access to business development and advisory services.

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

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

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership

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

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

  • Provide leadership and direction to the overall project.

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

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

Project Management (Quality Implementation, Financial & Risk Management)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personnel Management

  • Manage direct reports and provide overall project leadership

  • Coordinate and oversee the hiring process for project staff.

  • Coordinate and implement new employee project orientations and trainings.

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

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

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

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

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

Monitoring, Reporting and Administration

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other

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

  • Any other duties relating to the nature of the job

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

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

  • Relevant master’s degree would be an advantage.

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

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

  • Demonstrated experience working with UN projects in a leadership role

  • Demonstrated experience in emergency response

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

  • Experience in integrated program/project cycle management

  • Experience living and working in a fragile context

  • Mentoring within cross cultural contexts.

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

  • Knowledge of local language

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

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

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

  • Demonstrated understanding of the humanitarian sector

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

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

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

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

  • Understanding of integrated rural community development programming and processes.

  • Strong capacity building and facilitation skills.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Willing to travel as required.

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

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

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

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

  • Experience in project management and programming knowledge in Livelihood.

Work Environment

Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.

  • Up to 40 Per Cent domestic travel.

Food Security Project Officer - Ninewa

Food Security Project Officer

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

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

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

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

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

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

  1. Submit weekly/monthly report to the project coordinator

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

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

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

  • Perform other duties as required

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Higher education – Bachelor’s degree,

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

  • Excellent organizational, analytical and report writing

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Proven ability to manage stakeholders

  • Fluency in local languages

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

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

  • Knowledge of the displaced population profile in Ninewa.

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

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

  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with the community

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

  • Strategic, creative, and innovative thinking

  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with partners

  • Understanding of community mobilization and empowerment principles and approaches

  • Excellent coordination skills

  • Ability to engage in personal learning and development

  • Practice in community development

  • Training experience

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

Work Environment

Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.

  • The position is based in Ninewa

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

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

  • The position is preferred to be in Ninewa

Program Officer - Erbil

Program Officer

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

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

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

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Design & Proposal preparation

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

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

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

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

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

Reporting and Coordination

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Information Management

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

  • Compile and compose the monthly SitReps

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

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

Accountability

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

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

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

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

Other

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

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

c. Safety and Security responsibilities:

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

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

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

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

  • Experience in large scale humanitarian emergencies

  • Experience in grants acquisition and management

  • Excellent written and spoken English.

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

  • Critical thinking and analytical skills

  • Good Research skills

  • Good Interpersonal and communication skills

  • A high level of diplomacy and networking skills is required

  • Self-starter who can work independently under pressure

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

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

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

  • Strong capacity building and facilitation skills

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

  • Ability to manage work life and work without supervision

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

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

  • Understanding of internet and email.

  • Experience in managing and capacity building of partners.

Work Environment

Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.

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

  • HEAT training an added advantage

Director, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Director, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis – Global Centre leads a team that is responsible for the financial aspects of financial planning, reporting and analysis for the WVI Global Centre. This is a critical role that supports the Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis and works closely with the Chief Financial Officer to ensure the budgeting processes, reporting and analysis for the Global Centre is timely, accurate and supports strategic conversations regarding resource allocation in line with Our Promise.

To achieve this, the position is responsible for:

  • Leading the team.

  • Overseeing timely and accurate financial reporting and analysis to the Chief Financial Officer, the Executive Leadership Team, senior leaders and managers in the Global Centre.

  • Building strategic reporting and analysis capability that facilitates strategic resource allocation decisions of the Global Centre allowing leaders to invest in activities to deliver of Our Promise.

  • Driving a customer focused culture, ensuring staff develop a deep understanding of the business units of the Global Centre from the perspective of Executive Leadership and Partnership Leaders, and cost centre managers.

  • Leading and oversee projects to continuously improve reporting and analytics by utilizing new technology capability and working with the Director, Data, Systems and Services to drive new capabilities.

  • Working closely with peers to understand the end-to-end Support Office/Global Centre/Field Office financial eco-system and ensuring budgeting, financial reporting and analysis is consistent and aligned.

  • Working closely with peers to ensure financial systems and processes are seamless from a customer perspective.

  • Advising on issues related to partnership budgeting, reporting, compliance, internal controls, liquidity, and systems.

  • Initiating and participating in global and departmental initiatives.

  • Being a thought leader on broader Partnership financial management.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Partner with the business to leverage accurate, timely and insightful reporting and analysis and achieve business outcomes.

Design and continuously improve a reporting framework for the Global Centre to ensure reports are streamlined, timely, clear, provide actionable insights, inform decision making and meet customer needs.

This involves:

  • Thinking forward and pre-empting and identifying key decision and reporting needs of stakeholders in future years (possibly before they even ask), driven primarily from the vision articulated in Our Promise and from deep knowledge of stakeholders.

  • Identifying appropriate sources of data that need to be captured and design solutions for capturing data in systems, utilizing systems thinking skills, technology developments, internal controls and quality control.

  • Be the business owner for the Finance systems projects designed and implemented as a result of needing to capture the new data, engaging stakeholders and driving the Finance Data, Systems and Services team and IT to deliver an appropriate technological solution.

  • Design and oversee the implementation of new reporting and analysis that can be created as a result of the new data available.

  • Review the existing reports and analysis to identify their appropriateness of need for update and rebuild as a result of the new data and technology available.

  • Seek feedback from customers and iterate reporting and analysis to be fit for purpose.

  • Oversee the production of regular reports and analysis to stakeholders (monthly, quarterly, annually, key meetings) to ensure decision makers are empowered with accurate and timely information to support their activities, including cost centre reporting.

  • Be a trusted advisor to the Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis and Chief Financial Officer, ensuring they have appropriate information and insights for decision making.

  • Manage a team of trusted Finance Business Partners to work closely with Executive Leaders, Partnership Leaders and cost centre managers on business cases and other financial analysis to support their decisions.

  • Ensure integration and alignment with the activities of peers to build a seamless customer experience.

Lead the Global Centre annual cycle from planning through to year end.

Collaborate with peers to ensure alignment and integration of processes and activity of the annual financial cycle from planning to year-end close, in particular:

  • Lead the Global Centre annual and multi-year planning and budgeting process, by:

  • Designing the process for the upcoming fiscal year, ensuring alignment with all aspects of the global planning process;

  • Leading the preparation of financial information for the Chief Financial Officer as they facilitate high-level resource negotiations and planning parameters with the Executive Leadership Team at the start of the process;

  • Overseeing the production of tools, templates and communications to execute the process;

  • Leading the execution of the process across all Global Centre departments, supported by a team of Finance Business Partners and analysts;

  • Being an escalation point for issues identified by Finance Business Partners during the process and negotiating resource allocation with Executive Leaders, Partnership Leaders and cost centre managers to ensure compliance with approved budget parameters;

  • Preparing reports and analysis of the submitted budget for review and approval by the Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis and the Chief Financial Officer, identifying opportunities and issues for consideration;

  • Preparing Board pre-reads and presentations regarding the Global Centre budget for the WVI Stewardship Committee and WVI Board for their approval;

  • Ensuring stakeholders from across the Global Centre are appropriately engaged during and after the process and that decisions are clearly communicated;

Leading a post implementation review with stakeholders, identifying opportunities for improvement.

Lead the annual Chargeback setting process, by:

  • Designing the process for the upcoming fiscal planning period, ensuring that it connects appropriate to the timelines for the Field Office and Support Office planning processes.

  • Overseeing the production of tools, templates and communications to execute the process.

  • Convening the Chargeback Committee, delivering a process that has clear recommendations to the Chief Financial Officer for approval that are in line with principles.

  • Ensuring stakeholders from across the Partnership (including Field Offices and Support Offices) are appropriately engaged during and after the process and that decisions are clearly communicated.

  • Leading a post implementation review with stakeholders, identifying opportunities for improvement.

Lead the Global Centre forecast process throughout the fiscal year, by:

  • Designing the process.

  • Overseeing the production of tools, templates and communications to execute the process.

  • Executing the process at key points during the year through a team of Finance Business Partners and Financial Analysts.

  • Overseeing the review of business cases submitted by departments seeking redistribution of resources and negotiating resource allocation with Executive Leaders, Partnership Leaders and cost centre managers to ensure compliance with approved budget parameters.

  • Identifying opportunities for strategic realignment of resources to ensure key organizational priorities have appropriate resources for delivery and presenting this information to the Senor Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis and the Chief Financial Officer for consideration and approval.

  • Communicating outcomes of the process to stakeholders.

Lead a component of the Global Centre year-end processes, by:

  • Ensuring that costs are recorded in the appropriate period and cost centre.

  • Reviewing actual expenditure against budget and identifying issues and ensuring corrections prior to the general ledger close.

  • Negotiating carry forward of savings from the current year to the next fiscal year (with approval from the Chief Financial Officer).

  • Working with the Director of Corporate Accounting to ensure year-end adjustments are minimized through effective monitoring and identification of issues and corrections well prior to the end of the fiscal year.

Leadership and Management:

  • Management responsibilities, including cost centre management, people management and strategic planning for the team.

  • Oversee continuous improvement initiatives that will support the Group’s business plan and objectives.

Other duties as requested:

  • Perform other duties as requested by Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis, including, but not limited to, participation in organizational projects as a representative of GC Finance and the interests of the Global Centre and broader team leadership and management responsibilities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / Finance.

  • Extensive knowledge in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and audit and/or internal controls.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis and performance management in large, global organizations.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in managing teams, projects and performing finance functions in a corporation, financial institution or non-profit organization.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing financial best practices, work-flow, and procedures for a large global organization.

  • Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant or equivalent.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • MBA preferred.

  • Superior organization, prioritization, and self-motivation skills.

  • Strong computer skills and knowledge in MS Office Suite, SunSystems and PowerBI.

  • High level of working knowledge related to automated accounting / financial systems.

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills.

  • Excellent project management skills.

  • Ability to translate technical information into common language so that non-financial individuals can readily understand the information.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience leading large global team of financial analysts across multiple countries and regions.

  • Ability to translate or communicate complex finance and accounting principles into common language so that non-finance people or finance staff with very basic knowledge in finance can readily understand the information.

  • Experience working with senior leadership teams, with demonstrable ability to communicate and engage effectively.

  • Experience in developing and implementing process improvement initiatives.

  • Cost centre management.

  • Experience managing and developing people, including hiring, talent and succession planning and performance management.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the year.