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Current Opportunities

Finance & Support Services Director

Finance & Support Services Director,

World Vision

The Finance & Support Services Director role provides leadership, oversight and management of finance and support services functions.

The Position:

The position is part of the Senior Leadership Team and is responsible for grants management, financial accounting and stewardship, budget planning and management. The position also provides strategic leadership to ICT and Administration functions.

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration, or a related field.

  • At least 10 years of progressive experience in grants and financial management and accounting in a large international NGO. Five of those years must be at Director or equivalent level position.

  • Experience and comfort working in, and travelling to regions experiencing active conflict.

  • International working experience managing a diversified team at Finance Director Level.

  • Professional Accounting qualification like CIMA, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent people management skills.

  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural, multi-religious environment.

  • Ability and comfort travelling 40% to 60% of the time and living in basic shared accommodation in regions experiencing active conflict.

If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send your application and detailed CV to reach us on or before Friday 9th October 2020.

For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: www.wvi.org.

Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

World Vision adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Humanitarian Cash Programming Advisor

You will be required to produce a current (within 3 months) Original Police Clearance Certificate or waiting receipt during interview in case you are shortlisted

Job Title : Humanitarian Cash Programming Advisor

Reporting to : Senior Manager- Disaster Management

Grade Level : 16

Work Location : Nairobi

Purpose of Position

To Provide technical support and guidance in the design, implementation and coordination of Humanitarian Cash Based Assistance Programming for World Vision Kenya.

Major Responsibilities

Technical Support, 40%

  • Provide technical support to WVK cash programming including Cash feasibility assessments, Market assessments, determination of response options, delivery mechanisms and appropriate modalities to be implemented.

  • Coordinate with technical sectors: (Livelihoods& Resilience, Health & Nutrition, Education & Protection, WASH, DMT), Departments: Sponsorship, RAM, Operations, ICT, Finance & Supply Chain and other Support Services for effective planning and implementation of Cash & Voucher Programming within WV Kenya.

  • Provide oversight of all Cash Based Intervention programs implementation progress; identification, resolution and/or escalation of issues.

  • Coordinate development, dissemination and roll out of Cash Based Intervention Programs guidelines in line with global, national and WVI standards

  • Ensure that Cash & Voucher Programming projects are designed to meet or exceed WVK, donor and industry standards and guidelines;

  • Ensure the incorporation of digital payment systems and platforms in all WV programs and coordinate its implementation.

  • Support Area Program and Grant Teams teams to set up CVP operations

  • Develop Standard Operating Procuedures (SOPs) for the selected delivery mechanisms (Mobile Money, Electronic Voucher, Banks, etc)

  • Provide orientation during startup workshop on CVP project components

  • Support digital registration and data management

  • Work with Technical Programs to strengthen the integration of CBI on programming

  • Participate in joint technical coordination, planning and review meetings for Humanitarian Cash Transfers and Markets

  • Participate in the development of winning proposals that incorporate CVP as a modality.

Capacity Building, 25%

  • Identify technical and programmatic gaps on Cash Based Interventions and design staff capacity building interventions on all aspects of CBI programming including feasibility, risk assessment, market assessment and analysis, modality selection, implementation of a delivery mechanism and distribution process.

  • Enhance skills and capacities of staff and partners in Humanitarian Cash Transfers and Markets

  • Coordinate regular learning forum to profile, communicate and ensure adoption of promising practices

  • With the support of GC CVP leads, lead CVP Capacity assessment and capacity building initiatives for WV Kenya staff and partners.

  • Provide technical and supervisory support to WV partners utilizing CVP modalities

  • Ensure ongoing coaching and mentoring of project staff in order to ensure that they are able to perform and achieve the desired results

  • Coordinate regular learning forum to profile, communicate and ensure adoption of promising practices

  • Identify capacity gaps in Cash Programming and organize for capacity building session to bridge the capacity gaps

Accountability, Learning and Innovation, 20%

  • Innovate, test or replicate good ideas to scale up multipurpose cash based programming both in humanitarian, social safety net or development programming.

  • Set up CVP monitoring, accountability and learning systems and address findings and recommendations on a regular basis.

  • Design and facilitate market assessments and document lessons for sharing internally and with key partners

  • Ensure that monthly and regular reports are generated and timely submitted to relevant stakeholders and partners (CTMR, donor reports, etc).

  • Ensure internal control systems are in placed to identify and manage potential risks associated with CVP.

  • Oversight to ensure the projects are implemented in accordance to the approved budgets

  • Initiate and Manage the contractual processes among key partners and support offices in consultation with the WVK risk and compliance department

  • Coordinate the development of Cash Based Interventions M&E tools, analyzing monitoring data and facilitating post-monitoring distribution.

  • Leading and coordinating CBI feasibility assessments, data collection and analysis to inform evidence-based response analysis, programme design, and adaptive implementation.

  • Coordinate and ensure delivery of risk assessments and mitigation measures related to CBI emergency response programming

  • Participate in the developing and adapting Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), policy documents, guidance and tools for Cash Transfer Programming.

Engagement, Networking and Advocacy, 10%

  • Lead coordinantion and networking initiatives on CVP for WV Kenya. This includes engagements with the Cash Workign Group, CaLP, Government State Deparatments, Consortiums, the HPPP, NGOs and other stakeholders in that space.

  • Establish and maintain good relationship with Government Departments, CBOs, funding partners, Support Offices, & private sector actors involved in CVP

  • Coordinate and actively participating in relevant National and Sub-national working groups and other meetings in the area of responsibility, including the Cash Working Group at national level

  • Participate in joint technical coordination, planning and review meetings for Cash & Voucher Programming

Any other Duty assigned by supervisor or designee 5%

  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time

  • Participate and contribute in committees and task forces as may be required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor degree in the fields of: Social Science, Economics, Statistics or related field.

  • A postgraduate training in Monitoring & Evaluation, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science, Agriculture or related field will be an added advantage.

  • At least six years of experience in Cash Based Programming including conducting Cash Feasibility Assessment, Market Assessment, Designing Projects, implementing CVP programs

  • Experience supporting strategic programme development including successful proposal development for humanitarian donors

  • Experience working with Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and Financial Service Providers (FSPs).

  • Experience in engaging with donors, private sector players, government agencies, INGOs among others

  • Experience working with both local and internal partners to design programs, implement or build capacity

  • Experience in setting up functioning monitoring and accountability systems

  • Strong evidence of good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Experience working with both local and internal partners to design programs, implement or build capacity

  • Experience in coordinating multi-agency programs and consortium/network development

  • Understanding of program design process, and monitoring/evaluation frameworks

  • Highly flexible and organized, able to coordinate private sector players and guide the WVK technical decision making process on new and upcoming funding opportunities

  • Able to manage multiple, simultaneous demands and willing to take on new tasks on an ad hoc basis as assigned by the supervisor

  • Ability to work both on own initiative and as part of a team in a high-pressure environment while adhering to deadlines

  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility, ability to coordinate and build consensus.

  • Ability to work well in and promote teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.

  • Experience in setting up functioning monitoring and accountability systems

  • Experience in coordinating multi-agency programs and consortium/network development

  • Understanding of program design process, and monitoring/evaluation frameworks

  • Management of complex government/institutionally funded programs/projects

  • Proficient in written and spoken Kiswahili and English.

Senior Manager- Grants Finance

You will be required to produce a current (within 3 months) Original Police Clearance Certificate or waiting receipt during interview in case you are shortlisted

Job Title : Senior Manager Grants Finance

Reporting to : Finance and Support Services Director

Grade Level : 17

Work Location : Nairobi

Purpose of Position

To support the Finance Director in designing, developing and assessing organizational financial management strategies & systems that support grants acquisition and management of the grant program finances. The position supports the Finance Director in proposal development, budget formulation for all grant projects, financial reporting to donors for grants, ensuring compliance with donor regulations and ensuring the implementation of financial policies and procedures for effective resource acquisition, utilization and safeguarding of WVK assets.

The incumbent will ensure that grant programs meet community and donor financial accountability in line with World Vision’s policies and standards. The position will be responsible for managing ongoing relationships with the support offices, donors and other stakeholders for ministry effectiveness.

Major Responsibilities

Grants Financial monitoring and reporting, 20%

  • Ensure timely and accurate grants financial reports submission to donors and other stakeholders

  • Ensure the analysis of grant expenditure for management action to help in monitoring the burn rate for grants and special projects.

  • Provide leadership to the grants management team and field based grants accountants to ensure monitoring visits to projects are done frequently

  • Ensure that all grants financial reports are prepared, communicated and reviewed with donors according to the agreed donor requirements.

  • Ensure proper monitoring of grants by actively participating in monthly grants meeting with Operations Team

  • Provide monthly updates to the Leadership team on grants highlighting high risk grants and actions taken to mitigate the risks

  • Ensure the grants monitoring system is operational and information shared regularly

  • Coordinate grant closeout procedures and ensure that phased out grants are in compliant with phase out guidelines

  • Advise on grant supplier requirements and work with the procurement department to ensure compliance with the grants procurement guidelines.

Sub-recipient Management 20%

  • Develop mechanisms to ensure all potential sub recipients are screened according to the donor requirements

  • Coordinate the capacity assessment process for all potential sub-recipients

  • Develop and coordinate the delivery of capacity building initiatives for identified sub-recipients as required

  • Plan for and ensure that quarterly visits to Sub-recipients are done for compliance with donor regulations. Work with the Sub recipients to implement recommendations to address any areas that require strengthening

  • Ensure that all financial reports from Sub-recipients are reviewed on a quarterly basis for compliance and accuracy

  • Ensure that the accurate records and files are maintained for each Sub-recipient at all times

Leadership and Staff Management, 15%

  • Ensure strong and positive leadership is provided to field finance/grants team and competent staff are hired

  • Coordinate professional and personal development grants staff through adequate orientation, on the job coaching, identification of training needs and opportunities

  • Ensure effective performance management as per WVI guidelines and standards

  • Ensure staff capacity is developed to enhance efficiency in execution of duties

  • Create an environment that enhances team development

  • Ensure positive supervisory skills are developed

Grant Financial risk management 10%

  • Ensure all grant projects are audited according to the donor requirements.

  • Ensure that findings and recommendations from audits and various donor accountability mechanisms are acted upon in a timely and effective manner in consultation with Operations Team.

  • Ensure the grant operate within WV internal control systems to mitigate risks and ensure accountability that will result in good audit ratings

  • Together with project grants managers and accountants support the FD in ensuring that all payroll grant charges are accurately captured through the LDR system.

  • Work with the donors to develop Terms of reference for special purpose grant audits.

Ensure the grants budgets and financial plans meet donor requirements, 10%

  • Advise management on and monitor grants budgets, funding requirements, expenditures and support the management in execution of the same

  • Provide technical support in proposal budgets development to GAM and Operations teams

  • Ensure myPBAS is updated and outstanding commitments followed up with the SOs

  • Ensure grants budgets and expenditures are monitored and provide regular updates to operations leadership and Senior Leadership Team and ensure corrective actions are taken as necessary together with Operations

Capacity building and Strategic partnerships, 10%

  • Ensure that professional and personal development of grants finance is done through on­ the-job coaching, identification of learning and training needs and opportunities

  • Ensure that continuous capacity building on donor risk management and financial risk management for grants is done across the organization

  • Communicate to WVK staff on partnership directions on grants management

  • Conduct grant financial risk assessment and support the Finance Director in ensuring the implementation of the core risk mitigation measures identified.

  • Coordinate the grant start up workshops in liaison with operations

  • Coordinate major donor regulations training workshops

Networking and Coordination, 10%

  • Maintain effective communications and pro-active relationships with Support Office partners and donors.

  • In coordination with the Finance Director work closely with regional and ADP staff in the implementation of Partnership initiatives and enhance knowledge sharing within the department.

  • In the spirit of twin citizenship, contribute to knowledge sharing and collaborative learning through internal avenues such as the Grants technical communities of practice.

Others 5%

  • Perform any other duties as requested by the supervisor

  • Adhere to WVI key policy documents mission, core values, and covenant of partnership.

  • Attend daily devotions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Have a Masters Degree in Finance/ Accounting/ Business Accounting

  • Holder of a Finance Degree (Bachelors of Commerce in Finance/ Accounting/ Business Administration)

  • Minimum of 10 years experience in finance and accounting; with a good understanding of project management cycles in a complex, international development organization. 5 years should have been at a managerial level.

  • Qualified Accountant (CPA (K)

  • Proficiency in Computer applications (Excel, Sun systems, Word etc)

  • Grants Management Knowledge

IT Change Program Manager - VisionFund

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within an African Country where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

VisionFund International is implementing a US$6.7m multi country grant funded digitalization project in 6 MFIs in the Africa Region. The project is focused on improving efficiency and effectiveness in the use of technology and standards focusing on Core Banking Systems, Mobile Money, Digital Field Applications, Data Warehouse and Hardware. Under general direction of Regional Head-Africa, the IT Change Manager will provide strategic oversight of all aspects of the Weberg Grant funded project over the entire project life cycle. The role will coordinate the activities of a multi-country project team to deliver efficiently and efficient technologies in line with grant requirements.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program & Project Management:

  • Drive and actively manage IT Change programs (IT implementation PLUS the business process changes that accompany it) with local business and IT management in VisionFund MicroFinance Institutions (MFIs).

  • Mentor and coach MFI project managers on the ground through their IT Change programs.

  • Guide local MFI business managers through necessary process changes due to IT implementation.

  • Define and demand IT Change program reporting standards for MFIs.

Reporting:

  • Provide regular IT Change Program reports to [Donor Management team name] in the format requested.

  • Escalate in a timely way, any project delays or risks for swift resolution/mitigation

  • Develop MFI Project Reporting Templates.

  • Make consolidate reports on project Implementations for Region.

  • Act as contact person for the donor, Vision Fund and key stakeholders and respond to queries as needed.

Consultation with Subject Matter Experts:

  • Consult with experts in VFI Digitisation and Operational Change team on best-practice implementation of relevant systems and technologies.

Monitoring Project Budgets:

  • Ensure that accurate Budget Monitoring Reports are produce for each project.

  • Coordinate with all stake holders to ensure all budget information are captured in time.

  • Make consolidated report on budget spending for region.

  • Alert region and DOC team in case of delay over or under spending.

  • Ensure that project spending will not be made without proper approvals of all stake holders.

Managing Project Procurements:

  • Participate in procurement process of services and goods needed for project implementation.

  • Participate in building TOR for requesting service from vendors and providers needed for project implementation.

  • Ensure that VFI Procurement polices are followed when procurement process for project taking place.

  • Coordinate with all stakeholders in process of procurement.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • 5+ years of hands-on experience of managing IT Change projects, dealing directly with stakeholders and IT teams.

  • Ability to manage and influence multiple simultaneous projects and stakeholders.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English (required) and French (desirable).

  • Ability to positively influence senior management.

  • Analytical problem-solving skills.

  • Remote working with multiple departments/organisations in multiple countries.

  • Strong self-motivational skills.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Business

  • Administration.

  • Certified qualification in Project Management (eg PMP or Prince2).

Preferred:

  • 5+ years experience in the retail banking or micro-finance industry.

  • Fluency in spoken French would be an advantage.

  • Certified qualification in business process re-engineering (eg Six Sigma) would be a bonus.

  • Experience implementing donor funded projects/programs.

Work Environment:

  • Home or office based (if VFI has a local office).

  • Ability to travel internationally (20%) is required, when it is necessary and permitted.

Executive Associate to the National Director

You will be required to produce a current (within 3 months) Original Police Clearance Certificate or waiting receipt during interview In case you are shortlisted

You will be required to produce a current (within 3 months) Original Police Clearance Certificate or waiting receipt during interview In case you are shortlisted

Job Title : Executive Associate to the National Director

Reporting to : National Director

Grade Level : 15

Work Location : Nairobi

Purpose of Position

To offer executive and administrative support to the National Director ensuring that the office of the National Director is supported administratively for efficiency and supporting the National Director in his/her engagements with the Board including acting as an executive Board Liaison Person, the clerking of regular Executive Board and Committee meetings, supporting the engagement and collaboration with Board members, Chairs of Board Committees in order to support Governance and compliance for World Vision Kenya.

Major Responsibilities

Governance & Legal 50%

  • Provide excellent secretariat services to the WVK Board and governance team

  • Support the Legal, Risk & Governance Senior Manager in planning, arranging and monitoring a schedule of meetings for the WVK Executive Board, Committees and other Board-related events.

  • Attend and keep accurate records of Board, Board sub-committees and other meetings, collating and distributing agendas, minutes, meeting papers and other relevant documentation as required, using Boardvantage.

  • Assist with administrative requirements associated with the appointment and resignation of Board members, including statutory registers / filings and to monitor terms of office.

  • Maintain and regularly monitor Executive Board compliance in terms of documentation, conflict of interest, child protection & safeguarding, police clearances and submission of appropriate regulatory documents to the NGO Coordination Board.

  • Support the Legal Risk & Governance Senior Manager in ensuring WVKs compliance with statutory governance requirements through the collation of information or amendments to documents.

  • Assist in the collation and preparation of statistics, management information and reports relating to Governance as required by the National Director & Senior Legal and Governance Manager.

  • Assist with arranging, developing and maintaining programmes of induction, recruitment and training for Executive Board members and to monitor and record Board participation and engagement with training delivered by WVK.

  • Liaise with Human Resources and Safeguarding team to monitor and ensure that Board Members checks and child protection training respectively.

Executive support for the National Director 35%

  • Provide efficient administration functions of National Directors Office to ensure cohesion and efficiency

  • Conduct the post as an ambassador of the values and ethos of the organization with a focus on ensuring the best possible support for the delivery of high quality work

  • Undertake any appropriate administrative or clerical work to support the National Director including data entry, filing, photocopying, diary management and mail distribution.

  • Provide timely consolidation of the National Office monthly newsletters & Quarterly management reports.

  • Coordinate and offer secretarial services to the Senior Leadership Team and Senior Management Team ensuring timely documentation and follow up on action points.

  • Monitor implementation of plans of actions from taskforces and other stakeholders that report to National Director.

  • Review contracts and documents forwarded for National Directors approval to ensure correctness and validity.

  • Ensure safe custodial of NDs office assets and sufficient office supplies for efficiency

  • Manage callers and visitors to the NDs Office ensuring a win-win situation in access to the NDs time

  • Coordinate the domestic and internal travel plans for the ND, itineraries and agendas

  • Support in the timely procurement, cash requisitions and reimbursements for NDs Office business expenses.

Collaboration & Networks 10%

  • Participate in committees and taskforces, as assigned

  • Participation in Inter agency workgroups and other Networks

Any other Duty assigned by supervisor or designee 5%

  • Participate in Trans teams and support other initiatives by partners in the spirit of integration

  • Any other duties as might be assigned from time to time

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized institution

  • Professional certification as Certified Public Secretary

  • At least 5 years’ hands-on experience in corporate governance or legal services preferably in a Non- Governmental organization

  • Strong governance and legal background.

  • Essential Desirable Substantial experience of working in clerking or secretarial role

  • Experience of taking formal / professional minutes

  • Strong written and verbal communication

  • Demonstrable resilience and interpersonal skills

  • Effective personal organizational skills

  • Strong IT skills (including Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • Analytical and critical thinker with ability to work with tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects.

Emergency communications Specialist

You will be required to produce a current (within 3 months) Original Police Clearance Certificate or waiting receipt during interview In case you are shortlisted

Job Title : Emergency communications Specialist

Reporting to : Communications & External Engagements Manager

Grade Level : 15

Work Location : Nairobi

Purpose of Position

The purpose of this position is to produce a wide range of written, video and photographic communications resources/materials and manage platforms linked to the Sustained Humanitarian Response (SHR) that helps profile and market World Vision Kenyas humanitarian and emergency response work, both at local and international levels.

Major Responsibilities

Emergency Response Communications 40%

  • Provide leadership with emergency Response communications support through content creation and dissemination, ensuring information is shared among staff and key internal audiences and external partners, using appropriate platforms.

  • Coordinate with the World Vision COVER Response and other Response teams to identify key audiences (funding, advocacy, partnering, influence, community) and craft a focused communication (or external engagement) plan, objectives, activities and plans to deliver and evaluate them.

  • Ensure content complies with child protection and informed consent protocols and treats subjects with dignity.

  • Provide communications support to promote grant, technical and sector function positioning and visibility.

  • Monitor and manage reputation risk issues associated with emergency responses and comply with World Vision risk reporting protocols.

  • Establish processes to deliver rapid sign-off of messaging and content in collaboration with response managers and National Office Senior Leadership Team.

  • Collaborate with global, regional and national disaster management team colleagues to define key issues, messaging, and communications channels communications initiatives.

  • Collect stories, write and publish over web or social media.

  • Help plan and execute communications plan for the various responses in a support or lead capacity.

Internal Communications 20%

  • Establish response communications systems and processes to generate content in coordination with Resource Acquisition and Management teams.

  • Identify, brief and train spokespeople to ensure professional on-message media engagement that promotes World Visions response operations.

  • Lead the production and dissemination of response reports for World Vision Kenya COVER Response and other Responses that may emerge (including Sit Reps).

  • Work with Response Director/Manager and other emergency functions to provide regular updates to the National Office, region and partnership.

  • With National Office (NO) support and guidance, execute required Communications Policies and Communications Strategy, ensure staff understanding and monitor for compliance.

  • Regularly update World Vision Kenyas website, Facebook page, YouTube Channel, Twitter and other media channels, including relevant appeal pages on wvi.org

Media Communications 15%

  • Liaise with Support Office (SO), Global Centre (GC) and other World Vision entity communications to pursue, prioritize, coordinate, pitch, react to and manage media interviews, opportunities and content, including development of press releases.

  • Facilitate local and international media visits to market & profile World Vision Kenyas responses as they occur.

  • Ensure all materials are shared via World Vision Relief, Skype chats, MS Teams and other networks as appropriate.

  • Develop and update response narrative, key messages, Q&As and guidelines in order to proactively and effectively position WVKs humanitarian crises and World Visions response.

  • Develop and maintain key media contacts and build relationships with different media houses.

  • Coordinate, plan and facilitate VIP visits from other World Vision/external partners.

  • Coordinate with Security and Administration to brief VIPs on cultural and contextual issues, key messages and prepare VIPs to serve as spokespersons or ambassadors.

  • Support the handling and management of all media crisis communications within the guidelines of the National Office, Regional Office and World Vision International.

Branding 15%

  • Ensure World Vision brand uniformly implemented across responses, working with World Vision partner organizations, program managers and National Office as appropriate.

  • Analyses the humanitarian, media, political, security and response landscape for positioning opportunities and risk management in order to advise leadership (World Vision risk specialists) and effectively position World Vision, the response and humanitarian issues.

  • Understands World Visions brand - ensures conformity.

  • Ensures the response effectively positions itself with a clear narrative, key messages and Q&As, in alignment with the response communications strategy.

Collaboration & Networks 5%

Others 5%

  • Participate in Trans teams and support other initiatives by partners in the spirit of integration

  • Any other duties as might be assigned from time to time

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor of Arts in journalism or communications/public relations or at least 3 years (or more) relevant working experience in related field.

  • At least 5 years prior experience in emergency communications

  • Experience working with media and drafting key messages.

  • English language fluency (written and verbal).

  • Excellent writing, videography and photography skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills (specifically with working with people from a variety of cultures).

  • High level of confidence and confidentiality.

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft office and Adobe Creative Suite (Lightroom, Premiere Pro, InDesign).

  • Experience updating a web CMS and creating content for social media.

  • Hostile Environmental Awareness Training (HEAT) or Security Awareness In National Theatres security training (SAINT) is an added advantage.

Design, Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Mana

You will be required to produce a current (within 3 months) Original Police Clearance Certificate or waiting receipt during interview In case you are shortlisted

Job Title : Design, Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Manager

Reporting to : Director - Program Effectiveness & Impact

Grade Level : 17

Work Location : Nairobi

Purpose of Position

To provide technical leadership and visionary direction in the establishment and operationalization of an integrated Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) system in World Vision Kenya (WVK) that is able to support timely and accessible evidence of overall WVK programs impacts/results, research and innovation that promotes a culture of learning and discipline in the skills and practice of D&MEAL. In addition, Design & MEAL Manager is also accountable to ensure programs information and evidence of impact are used in developing new concepts or proposals; policy advocacy; improvement of program implementation; in tracking the progress of the National Office (NO) strategy and in strategic decision making processes.

Major Responsibilities

Technical Leadership and Management 30%

  • Through the leadership of Program Effectiveness & Impact Director, provide technical support in the development, monitoring and reporting on the National Office Strategy.

  • Ensure that the National Office thematic strategic objectives are aligned to the World Vision Partnership and Regional Guidelines and monitoring of the same is consistently done to ensure compliance and impact towards the well-being of the child.

  • Develop tools, dashboards or other platform to capture, analyze, present and disseminate projects information and evidences of impacts to internal and external stakeholders

  • Ensure organization wide quality data management and innovations through e - platforms such as Horizon, GTRN and other databases.

  • Direct the successful development and implementation of technically feasible approaches and programs in WVK ministry.

  • Ensure that all program interventions are effectively supported in terms of the assessment, design, implementation, baseline, monitoring, evaluation, transition, Learning and Documentation.

  • Enable the relevant Technical Specialists to receive timely and appropriate D, M & E technical support needed to meet or exceed donor performance and compliance expectations

Quality Assurance and Accountability 30%

  • Ensure the successful development, elaboration and roll out of implementation strategies and operational guidelines in response to child well -being priorities;

  • Ensure the mainstreaming of child well-being targets into program and project designs.

  • Coordinate and ensure the timely submission of a quality and comprehensive Child well-being annual report

  • Ensure the use of appropriate indicators to track the implementation and progress of National Office strategy.

  • Direct and ensure quality, focus and feasibility in the DM&E processes in WVK including but not limited to development, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation that result in sustainable and impactful programs in line with key performance indicators and acceptable audit results

  • Direct and ensure that program/project interventions are designed and developed not only in alignment with a fully integrated three track ministry approach but also in compliance with WV, Donor, GOK, SPHERE and other accepted norms and standards;

  • Direct the provision and/or establishment of needed tools, methodological approaches, technical assistance, training / capacity building, DME support and accompanying business processes to ensure that programs achieve or surpass WV child wellbeing objectives

  • Ensure that business processes, standards and policies are developed in coordination with other WVK entities that support program interventions for DM&E and Technical Approaches

  • Streamline and integrate with project monitoring dashboard to ensure one stop shop data for the programs and operations directorates

  • Ensure GESI roots causes analysis and indicators are integrated into project information and evidences of programs impact

  • Ensure that findings and recommendations from various accountability mechanisms such as Peer Review, Operational and Finance Audits, Program evaluations, Program Capability Review, are acted upon in a timely and effective manner

  • Develop departmental risk register, ensure its implementation to mitigate risks and ensure accountability.

Research, Innovation and Learning 15%

  • Ensure the roll out of the research and innovation initiative as per the research and innovation guidelines, including setting up the research committee, fundraising plan and a research database for WVK

  • Ensure WVK obtains the necessary ethical registration status to enhance research capacity

  • Ensure the consolidation of a learning culture - based upon evidenced based best practices and industry standards - to enable program staff to achieve and/or surpass established targets and standards

  • Impart appropriate mentoring, coaching and supervision in order to equip, motivate and empower a new generation of technical specialists within WVK.

Collaboration and Fund raising 10%

  • In coordination with Program Effective and Impact Director and Support Offices, develop and maintain pro-active relationships with bilateral and multilateral representatives in the country.

  • Ensure successful engagement of MEAL team with the relevant external stakeholders, including national government ministries, research entities FBOs and other civil society organizations

  • Coordinate and Support the realization of SST (Strategic Support Team) agenda

  • Ensure technical support to sector related concepts and proposals to meet DM&E and donor standards

  • Enable the relevant MEAL staff to provide the RAM unit the relevant technical support required to successfully meet or exceed established yearly resource acquisition targets

  • Ensure Grants Compliance to MEAL

Team Management 10%

  • Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity through lifestyle and work relationships that support spiritual development of the team.

  • In close collaboration with P&C, ensure right program staff are recruited, retained, and provided with intentional opportunities, mentoring and coaching for development.

  • Assess and plan for staff capacities/competencies.

  • Engage appropriate Subject Matter Experts for identified training gaps

  • Facilitate capacity building of staff on technical modules, through trainings, workshops, On the Job Training and technical backstopping etc.

  • Provide effective leadership to staff within the unit ensuring that professional development activities, including appraisals, monitoring and needed training and mentoring activities are successfully carried out

  • Provide Staff supervision and guidance to ensure overall quality and comprehensive management of technical program

Other 5%

  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time

  • Participate and contribute in committees and task forces as required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • The position holder should have a Masters degree in development studies, or any of the fields of Social Sciences, Business Administration, Program Management/Strategic Management

  • Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences, Sociology, Geographical Information Systems, Economics/statistics, Mathematics or an equivalent degree coupled with knowledge and experience in Statistical packages and data collection software

  • Minimum of 10 years experience with a thorough understanding of MEAL as well as all areas of Strategic Management -project management cycles in a complex, international development organization especially in designing, planning, implementing, supervising and reporting on integrated development, relief and/or advocacy projects. 5 years should have been at a managerial level.

  • Demonstrated track record in proposal development, funding acquisitions and grant management for major government donors preferred.

  • Training or certification in Portfolio and/or Program Management with accredited institutions.

  • Solid analytical skills and systematic thinking

  • Ability to present complex and technical information/system to non-specialist audience with clarity

  • Relevant experience in facilitating Theory of Change, Logical Frame-work, Project success and sustainability indicators

  • Demonstrated experience of managing large/ multi-sectoral data

  • Demonstrated experience of leading assessment, evaluation, and research

  • Demonstrated experience of writing impact reports

  • Experiences in designing or managing management information system (such as dashboard, power BI, mobile based applications)

  • Knowledge of WVI working systems, policies and standards will be an advantage.

  • They must have a good understanding of management, business processes and standards

  • They must have conceptual understanding and demonstrated practical command for project life cycle management and evaluation principles:

  • The holder of this position must be a results orientated leader, a team player who can manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands.

  • Ability to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, and physical hardship conditions.

Design Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator – Integrated Heal

You will be required to produce a current (within 3 months) Original Police Clearance Certificate or waiting receipt during interview in case you are shortlisted

Job Title : Design Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator – Integrated Health &WASH

Reporting to : Design, Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Manager

Grade Level : 15

Work Location : Nairobi

Purpose of Position

To ensure Design, Monitoring and Evaluation of WASH and Health projects are well executed as per LEAP standards and donor requirements.

Major Responsibilities

Programmatic and strategic support for WASH & Health projects 25%

  • Provide support and participate in project design or re-design (assessments baseline surveys) and in the production of well-designed WASH & Health projects that are aligned with donor guidelines, standards, WV standards and WASH & Health programming strategies, Universal coverage standards (SDG) and GoK guidelines while corresponding to community needs and contexts.

  • Provide coordination and support in the maintenance of a comprehensive and updated data base for all WASH & health Projects and SDG universal coverage leaving no one behind on Arch GIS.

  • Support development of work plans and budgets for WASH & Health projects.

  • Coordinate and ensure all grant WASH & Health interventions are implemented within schedule, plans and budgets.

  • Ensure regular implementation and expenditure level reviews to track and manage work plans and budgets.

  • Provide minimal programmatic support to four WVK region teams based on their need

  • Support HEA team during response to manage WASH & Health indicators.

DME implementation 25%

  • Coordinate WASH& Health projects assessments, Planning, management of assessment processes, analyze and interpret assessment findings (Macro level), and utilize the assessment findings coordination.

  • Provide support in planning for WASH & Health projects baselines and evaluations, recruiting and managing consultants, developing or adapting measurement tools, managing data collection (Where evaluation is done internally), analyzing and interpreting data and utilizing findings in accordance with LEAP and accountability standards and alignment to the SDG universal coverage standards and indicators.

  • Review and coordinate, monitoring data from WASH (Business plans /ITT) quarterly, regularly in order to ensure its appropriateness and utilization in measuring progress towards the achievement of project objectives.

  • Coordinate the development of tools and Set up the WASH & Health monitoring system, SDG universal coverage tools, facilitating use of the monitoring system, analyze and synthesis information, communicate and use monitoring data, facilitate learning and better practice in monitoring WASH & Health projects.

  • Support the successful roll out and implementation of WASH and Health DME related initiatives such as LEAP/PMIS/IPM/SPHERE/HORIZON at the ADP and Regional operational levels;

  • Conduct and coordinate field monitoring visits to ensure progress tracking for SDG universal coverage Villages and Ward Approaches

Reporting and documentation 25%

  • Coordinate tracking for key WASH & Health indicators of strategic relevance from secondary and primary data, with partners and communities

  • Consolidate and analyze field data to contribute towards the WASH & Health quarterly. Semi and annual reports.

  • Ensure continuous learning and documentation of lessons learnt and best practices for program design, monitoring and evaluation frameworks related to WASH & Health projects.

  • Coordinate research and document the SDG Villages and SDG WARD approaches project for further rollout.

  • Coordinate the baseline and End-line Evaluation for SDG Villages and SDG WARD approaches project for further rollout.

  • Work with the National, regional and project staff to ensure timely and quality reports are developed and disseminated to donors, Support Offices and partnerships

  • Review of reports and ensure alignment with LEAP and donor standards and are timely submitted

  • Provide technical support to ensure that the report findings inform the basis of subsequent programme design and Coordinate project reflection and learning to ensure achievement of project objectives.

Capacity building of Staff and Learning 10%

  • Lead in building capacity of program staff on monitoring & evaluation processes for all WASH & Health projects

  • Lead in building capacity of program staff on monitoring & evaluation processes for SDG universal coverage standards and requirements

  • Coordinate with P&C to identify and recruit M&E staff.

  • Coordinate learning events for WASH & Health projects and ensure adoption of learning identified.

  • Ensure documentation and project learning are disseminated to relevant stakeholders

  • Capacity building of staff on specific grants programming guidelines as per donor specifications.

  • Support induction of new project officers in collaboration with Quality Assurance

Engagement, Networking and fundraising 15%

  • Ensure linkage with donor, Support Office(s) and Government of Kenya

  • Support fundraising initiatives in collaboration with Program Development and Grants Acquisition

  • Review proposals to ensure DME is well mainstreamed and LEAP alignment

  • Ensure WVK visibility and participation in relevant networks at the County and National levels.

  • Maintain coordination with relevant stakeholders to plan for assessments and meetings

  • Ensure high quality representation with donors, NGOs, Government and other stakeholders

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • At minimum the position holder should have a Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences, Sociology, Geographical Information Systems, Economics/statistics, Mathematics or an equivalent degree coupled with knowledge and experience in Statistical packages and data collection softwares

  • Some certification in M&E and in conducting assessments/ rapid assessments or equivalent

  • 5 years, experience in M&E positions including participatory research and impact measurement in WASH & Health programing;

  • Minimum of 5 years experience with regards to the designing, planning, implementation, supervising and reporting on integrated development, relief and/or advocacy projects;

  • Specialist skills in WASH and Health programing, statistical Analysis and Data base programing is an added advantage.

  • They must have both an extensive conceptual understanding of and demonstrated practical command for implementing program design, management and evaluation principals:

  • Must have some experience in organizational learning and documentation and have good writing and editing skills.

  • Evidence of research and presentation in conferences

  • Experience in working on donor funded programs

  • Experience on SPSS or other related statistical software packages.

  • Experience on GIS software application and use

  • Proven technical ability around M&E (i.e. experience in Data collection on the Open data kit plat form and other mobile based applications, ability to conduct data analysis and interpretation.

Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change Advisor

You will be required to produce a current (within 3 months) Original Police Clearance Certificate or waiting receipt during interview in case you are shortlisted

Job Title : Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change Advisor

Reporting to : Technical Program Manager- Child Learning and Household Resilience

Grade Level : 16

Work Location : Nairobi

Purpose of Position

Provide strategic guidance and coordination of Disaster and Risk Reduction (DRR) & Climate Action interventions within the field operation areas through strengthening climate resilient programing as a means to enhancing DRR and disaster management across the Technical Program, grant projects and in line with FY 21-25 strategy guidance for increased Household resilience and towards safe and healthy environment for children.

Major Responsibilities

Technical support 30%

  • Provide effective technical support to project teams on roll out of child responsive DRR and climate action elements in the National Office and within AP & grants projects.

  • Ensure DRR and Climate action strategic and operational plans guidance and roll out across the organization.

  • Ensure accountability and institutionalization of DRR in WVK through the application of disaster risk management and climate resilient programming.

  • Participate in joint technical coordination, planning and review meetings for DRR and Environment and Climate Change plans and initiatives within the organization and externally including with government.

  • Develop and or review children sensitive DRR and climate action programming/planning guidelines and business processes to support smooth implementation

  • Enhance skills and capacities of staff and partners in DRR and Climate Action strategies, successful models and approaches in the Child Learning and HH Resilience TP and other TPs.

  • Coordinate regular learning forum to profile, communicate and ensure adoption of promising practices as well as disseminate strategic DRR and climate action guidelines

  • Support/enhance linkages with EARO and GC DRR, Climate action and Resilient Livelihoods learning centers for continued backstopping to enable quality programming within WVK

Accountability, Learning and Innovation 25%

  • Ensure all programme/operations staff are aware of core humanitarian standards (people in aid, sphere, WV standards etc

  • Develop training materials and manuals on child responsive DRR and Climate Action.

  • Development of Child Learning and HH Resilience TP Design and/or yearly Annual Operation Plan (AOPs, DIPs, Annual Budgets)

  • Support programs/projects to ensure that high quality Technical Program/Project Designs are in place while mainstreaming DRR and Climate action in the project/programs

  • Support in ensuring quality (re)-design for Child Learning and HH Resilience TP projects and climate change grants, AOPs, proposals and concepts as per LEAP guidelines and other standards

  • Ensure interpretation and utilization of assessment, baselines, evaluations and verification on quality of designs

  • Strengthen research, learning, documentation and dissemination of WVK work in DRR and Climate Action

  • Ensure development of standardized monitoring tools for tracking DRR and climate change indicators.

  • Upscale and support WVKs current work and integration on DRR and Climate Action within and among WVKs areas of operation

  • Facilitate Early Warning & Early Action processes and ensure institutionalizing EWS in WVK

  • Facilitate Regions and Programs to develop high quality integrated DRR and Climate Action projects through conceptualization, innovation, development and planning

  • Gather data at National level for reporting on DRR and Climate action as well as reports (MMR, Semi-Annual, Annual Reports) and CWB Annual Report

  • Conduct trainings for staff on emerging/contemporary trends on DRR and climate change for increased awareness and integration.

  • Provide periodic trainings to IDMC and NDMT members.

Program Development and Resource Acquisition 25%

  • Lead in development and utilization of MOUs / working agreements with sector strategic, funding and program/project implementation partners

  • Participate in Go-No Go Processes, write ups, meeting with prospective donors and submission of concepts/proposals

  • Technically support Resource Acquisition & Management (RAM) team to develop proposals/concepts to prospective donors and SOs for DRR and Climate Action Projects in general as per the yearly set targets;

  • Physically present/defend DRR and Climate Action Proposals to donors in coordination with RAM when required

  • Respond effectively to calls and queries by donors and SOs on key Concepts/Proposals in coordination with RAM and;

  • Develop Sector Specific Job Descriptions for technical staff in liaison with People & Culture

Engagement, Networking and Advocacy 15%

  • Establish and maintain strategic contacts with the UN, Government, INGOs, Universities, Research Institutions, Donors and Embassies

  • Ensure WVK representation in key strategic DRR and Climate Action working groups and forums

  • Ensure mainstreaming of advocacy in Child Learning and HH Resilience TP projects

  • Ensure key International Days are celebrated in partnership with key stakeholders.

Other 5%

  • Carry out any duties that may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor

  • Participate and contribute in committees and task forces as may be signed from time to time

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree in Disaster Management, Environmental studies, Climate Change, Natural Resource Management, Social sciences, International Development or a closely related field from a recognized university related discipline

  • Relevant Post graduate qualification(s) will be an added advantage

  • Minimum of 7 years experience in implementing and providing strategic guidance in DRR and Climate Action programming across projects.

  • Good understanding of climate change issues and natural resource management, resilience, adaptation, mitigation, low carbon development and environmental stewardship.

  • Demonstrated track record in proposal development, funding acquisitions and grant management for major government donors preferred.

  • Understanding of the working of Government in relevant sectors and/or of development partners projects, policies and strategies.

  • Relevant experience in the private sector engagement and research or academic experience.

  • Good understanding of the international trends and approaches at both national and global levels

  • Excellent project management skills and a good understanding of the project life cycle PMD Pro;

  • Membership with professional environment and climate change is added advantage

  • Computer literate especially in Microsoft Office Suite

Senior Financial Analyst

You will be required to produce a current (within 3 months) Original Police Clearance Certificate or waiting receipt during interview in case you are shortlisted

Job Title : Senior Financial Analyst

Reporting to : Finance and Support Services Director

Grade Level : 16

Work Location : Nairobi

Purpose of Position

This position is responsible for the timely preparation and submission of financial analysis and reports for World Vision Kenya to manage risks by use of forecasting, budgeting and reporting systems that enable monitoring and analysis of the WVKs financial health in support of achievement of WVK strategy and Child wellbeing outcomes.

Major Responsibilities

Financial Reporting and Analysis 45%

  • Ensure timely preparation and submission of Field Financial Reports

  • Prepare general Ledger Reconciliation

  • Support FRSC in CAL allocation on a monthly basis

  • Perform Ledger revaluation on a monthly basis

  • Carry out the year end closure processes.

  • Maintain the chart of accounts in Sunsystems

  • Prepare Monthly Mgt. Reports, Quarterly Board reports, and Financial pages for Annual report.

  • Prepare financial trend analysis for decision making.

Budget Preparation and Management for Support Cost Funded Departments and Local Income. 20%

  • Consolidate departmental budgets for CAL supported functions.

  • Monitor and communicate departmental spending for CAL supported functions.

  • Manage Local Income account expenditure against budget.

  • Review Procurement Plans for CAL supported functions.

  • Review purchase requisitions for NO CAL supported functions including Local Income.

  • Review and approve staff requisitions for CAL supported functions

Asset, Risk Management and Compliance 10%

  • Prepare Cash flow projections and funding request for WVK.

  • Ensure that fixed asset register for WVK is maintained in Sunsystem and reconciled on a monthly basis.

  • Ensure proper recording, Safeguarding and disposal of WVK assets.

  • Coordinate the Global insurance survey

  • Ensure recovery for loss of assets on timely implemented.

  • Ensure WVK complies to statutory requirements relating to reporting.

  • Identify and communicate reporting risks.

Capacity Building & Technical Support 10%

  • Coordinate and facilitate training for Finance and non-finance staff.

  • Measure return on investments for finance related training.

  • Develop / Review tailor-made curriculum on financial issues

  • Facilitate new staff orientation on financial matters.

  • Provide timely reports on trainings

  • Coordinate review of financial guidelines for working with local level partners

Audit, National Office Accounting Support 10%

  • Coordinating accounting support for Support Cost Funded Departments at National Office.

  • Facilitation in the internal and external audits.

  • Ensuring that audit recommendations related to reporting and analytics are implemented.

  • Ensuring that WVKs policies and procedures are adhered to.

  • Facilitation of audits.

  • Implementing audit recommendations.

Others 5%

  • Perform any other duties as requested by the supervisor

  • Adhere to WVI key policy documents mission, core values, and covenant of partnership.

  • Attend daily devotions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A Business Related Degree e.g. (Bachelors of Commerce in Finance/ Accounting/ Business Administration)

  • Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA (K) or ACCA

  • Membership of relevant professional bodies e.g. ICPAK

  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in Financial Management preferably in an NGO

  • Experience in leadership, strategic management, results based management in financial matters.

  • Excellent team player.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, good interpersonal and relational skills.

Livelihood and Resilience Technical Advisor

You will be required to produce a current (within 3 months) Original Police Clearance Certificate or waiting receipt during interview in case you are shortlisted

Job Title : Livelihood and Resilience Technical Advisor

Reporting to : Technical Program Manager- Child Learning and Household Resilience

Grade Level : 16

Work Location : Nairobi

Purpose of Position

Provide strategic technical expertise, leadership and coordination for the successful design, rollout, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Livelihood and Resilience aspects of the Child Learning and Household Resilience (CL & HHR) Technical Program interventions aimed at sustained food security and economic empowerment of households and communities to ensure improved wellbeing outcomes of children in Kenya as guided by National Office Strategy for FY21 - 25, the CL & HHR Technical Program and the project Core Models and Approaches.

Major Responsibilities

Technical support in Program design and Quality Assurance 30%

  • Provide effective and innovative technical leadership in the CL & HHR Technical Program towards the design and implementation of interventions focusing on Household Food & Nutrition Security, economic empowerment and Building of Secure livelihoods for vulnerable Households

  • Participate in the development and review of National Strategy and Technical Programs and ensure L & R is well articulated in the CL & HHR Technical Program and utilized to implement NO Strategy

  • Develop and disseminate detailed plans and guidelines that will support delivery of the CL & HHR objectives throughout the strategy period appreciating the unique contexts where the TP will be implemented.

  • Provide effective technical support to field project teams on roll out of World Vision Partnership and other recognized and approved Livelihood and Resilience models and approaches (such as BSL, S4T, UPG, CBDRM etc)

  • Coordinate as applicable sector integration interventions for ensuring integrated L&R implementation with other TPs at NO and field level.

  • Ensure that business processes, standards and guidelines related to Livelihood & resilience initiatives are effectively applied by field programs

Program Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning, Research and Innovation 20%

  • Provide technical linkages and implementation of innovations related to the TP models both with National and Regional Level Governments, public and private partners

  • Participate/Support CL & HHR TP adaptation processes, Program assessments, planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation, documentation and dissemination of promising practices

  • Ensure interpretation and utilization of assessment, baselines, evaluations and verification on quality of designs

  • Ensure development of standardized monitoring tools including Project Models such as Savings Groups MIS in are in use with appropriate feedback

  • Ensure regions and programs develop high quality integrated CL & HHR projects through conceptualization, innovation, development and planning

  • Ensure WVK and Vision-Fund Kenya (VFK) Integration Strategic Guidance is in place and in use at all levels by contextualizing the WVKVFK Integration Strategic Guidance and partnering with VFK in its roll out of activities

  • Gather data at National level for reporting on L & R (MMR, Semi-Annual, Annual Reports, WVK annual TP Report)

  • Coordinate and participate in regular learning forums to profile, communicate and ensure adoption of promising L & R practices

  • Participate in joint program monitoring visits with key partners to track and document program progress in the targeted program sites.

  • Ensure the feedback from monitoring exercises feeds into the working of relevant technical working groups within the Program counties.

  • Support quality reviews of program reports and core documents as per WVK guidelines and donor standards.

  • In liaison with communications team, develop context specific electronic and live media communications on livelihood and market related activities.

  • Support development of technical papers and or policy briefs on key issues for external engagement with decision makers

  • Design/Coordinate/participate in L & R operational research, documentation, publication and dissemination of useful research findings

  • Identify capacity gaps in L & R to inform the National level staff capacity development strategy

  • Ensure skills and capacity development for staff and partners in L & R strategies, models and approaches.

Program Development and Resource Acquisition 20%

  • Technically support Resource Acquisition & Management (RAM) team to develop proposals/concepts to prospective donors and SOs for L & R Projects in general as per the yearly set targets

  • Participate in Go-No Go Processes, write ups, meeting with prospective donors and submission of concepts/proposals

  • Physically present/defend L & R Proposals to donors in coordination with RAM when required

  • Respond effectively to calls and queries by donors and SOs on L & R Concepts/Proposals in coordination with RAM

  • Develop Sector Specific Job Descriptions for technical staff in liaison with People & Culture

  • Develop quality and coherent L & R capacity statements, documentation of innovations/best practices for donor and partners engagement and marketing

Collaboration and Advocacy 15%

  • Lead in development and utilization of MOUs / working agreements with sector strategic, funding and program/project implementation partners

  • Ensure Linkage with World Vision EARO and World Vision GC Resilience & Livelihoods Initiatives/forums for continued backstopping to enable quality programming within WVK

  • Establish and maintain strategic contacts with the UN, Government, INGOs, Universities, Research Institutions, Donors and Embassies

  • Ensure WVK representation in key strategic L & R Sector Working Groups and Forums

  • Ensure mainstreaming of advocacy in all L & R programs/projects

  • Ensure WVK participation in key International Days such as Nairobi Trade Fair, International Day for Poverty Eradication, World Food Day etc

  • Gather and provide quality feedback and data to be used to develop technical papers and recommendations on key issues for external engagement with decision makers

  • Support advocacy efforts to influence County Governments Planning and Budgeting processes and resource allocation to the priority needs within the sector

  • Ensure active engagement on policy at County and National level on issues to do with the food and nutrition security and sustainable use of natural resources

  • Coordinate reflection and learning forums for staff and partners for purposes of providing forums for experiential learning & reflection.

  • Build capacity of field staff on advocacy to engage service providers and participate in forums relating to sustainable and secure livelihood interventions

  • Participate in joint technical coordination, planning and review of all L & R initiatives at NO level

Team Management 10%

  • Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity through lifestyle and work relationships that support spiritual development of the team.

  • In close collaboration with P&C, ensure right program staff are recruited, retained, and provided with intentional opportunities, mentoring and coaching for development.

  • Assess and plan for staff capacities/competencies.

  • Engage appropriate Subject Matter Experts for identified training gaps

  • Facilitate capacity building of staff on technical modules, through trainings, workshops, On the Job Training, technical backstopping etc.

  • Staff supervision and guidance to ensure overall quality and comprehensive management of technical program

Other 5%

  • Carry out any duties that may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor

  • Participate and contribute in committees and task forces as may be signed from time to time

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree in Agronomy, Horticulture, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness Management, Agriculture Extension, Dryland Agriculture or a closely related field from a recognized University

  • Minimum of 7 years experience in designing, planning, implementing and reporting on integrated Livelihood and Resilience Programs covering Economic Development, Agriculture & Food security, Natural Resource Management, Relief and/or advocacy programs and projects

  • Demonstrated track record in proposal development, funding acquisitions and grant management for major government donors preferred

  • Good understanding of the international development trends and approaches at both national and global levels

  • Must possess good understanding, knowledge and experience of WVI global core L & R project models including Building Secure Livelihoods (BSL), UPG, S4T, Empowered World View, Community Based Disaster Risk Management and Conflict Sensitive Programming initiatives

  • Computer literate especially in Microsoft Office Suite and basic knowledge of data analysis programs such as SPSS, Stata, EPI Info and use of GIS for socio-economic mapping

  • Relevant Post graduate qualification(s) will be an added advantage

  • Excellent technical programming and management skills and a good understanding of the entire program/project life cycle

  • Must have good facilitation skills and ability to deliver staff and partner capacity building (training, coaching and mentorship) on relevant technical fields including roll out of CPMs

  • Ability to take initiative, solve complex problems, exercise independent judgment

  • A team player, capable of building staff and partners capacity in Livelihoods & Resilience

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and emotional maturity

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts

  • Strong budgetary and financial management skills.

  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills with leadership & management experience an added advantage

  • Should be a self-starter, able to work under minimum supervision and maintain good relationships

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, networking and representation skills with experience in public engagements

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.