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Regional Director - People & Culture, East Africa Region

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Provide strategic leadership to World Vision East Africa Region (EAR) in the area of People & Culture, and Organizational Development by maximizing the potential of World Vision’s (WV) human resources and optimizing organizational performance, sustaining the culture and ensuring alignment to fulfill WV’s strategy. Reporting to the Senior Director of Operations, and matrix reporting to the Chief People Officer, the Regional People & Culture (P&C) Director will provide leadership in developing leadership capacity, furthering executive development of National Directors (NDs) and senior staff. The Regional P&C Director also will build strong relationship with Global Center client groups and engage with external network to collaborate and further build WV’s brand. Matrix manages National Office (NO) People & Culture Directors and leads a team of Regional Office People & Culture staff. East Africa Region has three fragile countries and the position will ensure context appropriate support is provided to these countries which have several hardship and extreme hardship locations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership:

  • Support the Regional Leader (RL) and Senior Director Operations (SDO) in creating a culture of transformational leadership, strategically aligned regional culture and engaged regional workforce.

  • Lead East Africa Region’s P&C function in developing a vibrant and empowering culture that supports and enables the execution of World Vision’s strategy and achieve the child well-being aspirations and outcomes.

  • Lead and manage the Regional Office P&C team.

  • Champion effectiveness & efficiency of East Africa Region’s P&C function through continuous development of high-quality services and processes to support leadership development and talent agenda.

  • Provide matrix supervision to National Office People & Culture teams in their leadership and engagement on matters related to human resource management and organizational development.

  • Guide the Leadership Team in the East Africa Regional Office, National Directors and National P&C Directors on all facets of P&C whilst promoting organizational culture, agility and effectiveness, alongside Mindset & Behaviors and Core

  • Competencies.

  • Provides support to the Regional Leader in the recruitment of National Directors, and also supports the Senior Director of Operations in recruiting key Regional Office team members and National Office P&C leadership positions.

  • Lead and promote compliance to applicable (local) employment regulations, immigration and labor laws as well as WV policies and guidelines.

  • Demonstrate vibrant and mature Christian spiritual leadership through all People and Culture (P&C) related processes, practices and tools integrate, where applicable, and be guided by relevant competencies regarding WV’s Mission, Vision and Core Values.

Technical & Operational Support:

  • Provide direction and guidance in all areas of P&C such as recruitment, workforce planning, change & organizational development, total rewards, employee relations, staff care, performance management, talent development & management, retention, succession planning, among others.

  • Provide objective input and contribution in the development of effective global, regional & national P&C Standards, policies, procedures, guidelines and standards and ensure they are contextualized within the Field Offices and the region.

  • Work with Regional and National Offices’ stakeholders to ensure HR system (Our People) is optimized and P&C processes, policies and protocols are comprehended, followed and upheld in each offices to meet/advance P&C standards.

  • Work with Regional and National Offices’ P&C network to identify, develop and nurture a robust talent bench of future leaders for succession planning.

  • Ensure compliance with local labor law including work permits, visa, and office registration.

  • Serve and contribute as a member of the Regional Intgerated Protection Hotline investigation team and to ensure safety and security of staff.

Strategy:

  • Lead in the execution of the Regional Office and National Office P&C strategies, ensuring that these are in line with Partnership P&C strategy and Our Promise aspirations.

  • Contribute to development of global, regional, and national P & C priorities and plans.

  • Provide leadership to the development and implementation of organization wide communication and change management plans during National or Regional Office transition to ensure alignment with National Office Startegie and Our Promise aspirations.

Capacity Building:

  • Lead the assessment, development and implementation of an integrated regional capacity building plan based on P&C priorities and strategy.

  • Provide leadership to East Africa Region’s capacity building (leaning & development) and talent management projects and initiatives in alignment with the global & regional capacity building framework and strategy.

  • In partnership with key stakeholders, ensure gap analysis from talent management point of view and provide direction to improve the quality of talent pipeline.

  • Share and facilitate access to P&C training resources such as Leader capabilities, Manager Handbook, WVe-campus modules, WVI Technical Academny, Management and Leadership Capacbilities Library with a subscription to LinkedIn learning, and identifying opportunities for staff secondment, mentoring or coaching.

Knowledge Management:

  • Inspire continuous learning and improvement in P&C practices, systems and tools that will enhance the efficiency and effectiveness the organization.

  • Lead and encourage mutual learning among National Offices through formal and informal setting such as sharing of best practices and lesson learnt, community of practice and center of excellence. Also encourage mutual learning of East Africa Region with other regions.

  • Promote the use of external and internal platform (Our People & WV Central) and other off-the-shelf learning materials to develop and contextualize learning materials and contents.

  • Facilitate and coordinate the Regional P&C Community of Practice and convene regional meetings on a regular basis to enable networking and learning.

Quality Assurance and Risk Management:

  • Provide direction to East Africa Region to ensure P&C compliance with WVI Partnership standards, policies and procedures. Advises the Regional & National Offices in addressing gaps/issues related to HR practices.

  • Active role in providing direction to Regional and National Offices in preventing and mitigating risk related to employment / labor laws.

  • Ensure effective implementation of Integrated Incident Management (IIM) and Employee Relations systems, ensures capacity at Regional and National Offices to manage incidents and follow through action plans & management decision.

  • Contribute and support the implementation of P&C related audit recommendations and audit Performance Improvement Plans.

Staff Engagement and Well Being:

  • Execute Our Voice survey and leverage the results to enhance staff and organisational well-being. Together with the senior leadership, plan and drive measurable improvements in organisational leadership, culture, and agility.

  • Strengthen the quality of Staff Care and Peer Support interventions.

  • Identify the organisational culture gaps and plan culture change interventions to promote leadership and staff mindset & behaviour changes to deliver our promise to the most vulnerable children.

  • Design and execute compensation and benefits strategy, systems and processes in alignment to strategy 2030 that enables the organisation to attract right staff, stay competitive within the local labour market and promote staff retention in the most vulnerable areas.

  • Promote a culture of diversity and inclusion by encouraging spiritual development of Christian leaders, promote interfaith principles and values and oneness among Christian and staff of other faith.

  • Promote gender and diversity and female leadership through right identification of talents at all levels.

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Act as strategic P&C link for East Africa Region’s to internal stakeholders – other Regional Offices, National Offices, Support Offices and Global Center.

  • Develop and expand external networks and linkages with other International Non-governmental Organizations, Partners, P&C consulting groups, among others for collaboration, benchmarking and employer branding.

  • Represent the East Africa Regional Office on internal and external forums.

  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the RL and SDO.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Graduate qualification and/or Professional qualification in Human Resource Management, Social Science/Studies, or Organizational Development.

  • A relevant Masters Degree in Human Resources Management, Organizational Studies or an MBA.

Strategic Leadership:

  • A high level capacity and demonstrated skill in setting vision, developing strategy on a broad scale in Huma Resources.

  • Strategic ability to influence direction of the organisation and the ability to implement this on a practical level.

  • Broad experience in implementing world-class services in international/global organizations and ideally, in a network setting to diverse, dispersed and dynamic teams.

  • A deep understanding of how to make change happen, and of organizational development and culture change.

  • Demonstrable strategic, clear thinker and creative leadership, management and coordination skills in a global network setting.

  • Intellectual curiosity, courage and independence. Decisive, with the courage to make tough calls.

Human Resources Skills and Experience:

  • A strong track record of strategic human resource management and substantial experience of leading international/regional Human Resources teams and transformational change in business and HR.

  • Excellent assessor of talent and matching top performers to the jobs where they can add the most value.

  • Experience in leading and managing complex projects, including learning and organizational development, culture change, recruitment and talent management and employee relations.

Organization and Managerial Capability:

  • A committed and passionate Christian who will be able to provide spiritual leadership.

  • Strong resource, financial, planning, project and process management skills, gained in a complex environment.

  • Huge capability for complex problem solving and good sense of diagnosing performance issues of the organisation.

  • Acuity and sensitivity to work in sync with the senior executives.

  • Experience of cross-functional and cross cultral management including international/regional operations, support functions, engagement across a range of audience and disciplines.

  • A proven ability to build, motivate, facilitate and engage a team, and play a key part in the wider management of an organization, towards delivery of key goals.

  • The capacity to cohere passionate, experienced and independent individuals into a high performing and confident group, organization or movement.

  • Excellent communication, diplomacy, negotiation, influencing and conflict mediation skills and the ability to apply these across a range of diverse audiences.

  • Ability to represent organisation at the senior most levels and externally.

  • Strong analytical, organizational, facilitation and leadership skills.

  • Demonstrated collaboration & team building skills.

  • Experience in managing diversity and maximizing diversity to achieve organizational goals.

  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.

Preferred:

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

  • Understands and values diversity and inclusion especially growing women leaders and maximizes diversity to achieve organizational goals.

  • Must have knowledge of basic digital skills.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Travel up to 30% per month when required (regional and international).

  • This role involves the coordination with geographically dispersed P&C teams located in national offices.

National Director, WV Kenya

*Please submit your CV in English.

KENYA COUNTRY CONTEXT:

World Vision began operations in Kenya in 1974. Inspired by Christian values, World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. World Vision Kenya has developed its 2021 to 2025 strategy, whose goal is to contribute to the improved and sustained wellbeing of 8,827,654 children, including 2,521,600 children reached directly out of which 1,4,87,744 are identified as most vulnerable children by year 2025. The Strategy focusses on child learning and household resilience; water, sanitation and hygiene; child protection and participation; community engagement & sponsorship programming; disaster management and emergency response. This strategy has been developed in

alignment to World Vision’s Global Strategy (Our Promise Phase Two) that has five strategic imperatives that reinforces the choices made as a Partnership to serve the most vulnerable children. WVK affirms its commitments to ensure that the implementation of its FY21-25 Strategy demonstrates alignment to the WVI Strategic Imperatives.

Towards the execution of this Strategy, WVK will require US$301 million (over 30 Billion Kenya Shillings) for the full implementation of this Strategy for a period of five years. This calls for quality sponsorship programming; accessing private non sponsorship funding; sustained donor engagements and deliberate focus on private sector linkages; including national resource development to fund locally funded programmes. WVK has an average annual budget of US$75 million (cash & in kind drawn from sponsorship and grant funding) with a staff compliment of approximately 700. Its operational coverage spans across 39 of the 47 Counties in Kenya, where projects are implemented through its community based Area Programmes.

Operating in an environment of multiple crises of Covid 19, climate change and conflict (3Cs), WVK will also continue to implement its strategy with a focus on emergency response and disaster management, with a focus on initiatives that contribute to reduced risk of vulnerability among children and their families.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The National Director (ND) will strategically lead, develop and direct the implementation of World Vision Kenya’s FY21 to 25 Strategy, in alignment with the Government of Kenya priorities and Our Promise. In performing this role, the ND will be an effective leader locally, an effective member of the broader WVI Partnership, and will model the organization’s principles of Twin Citizenship to ensure high ministry quality and overall organizational effectiveness. The ND as a leader will contribute to partnership life and unity, by acting as both a local and global representative of the organization. The ND will ensure the country's operations and operating models maintain the Partnership's focus on Child Well Being (CWB) Outcomes and Aspirations as they apply in the Kenyan specific country context, maximizing the impact in the field while maintaining efficiency as wise stewards of entrusted resources.

The ND will lead national resource development, leading local fund raising and ensuring growth of local resources through effective partnerships with County Governments, the private sector in Kenya, individual Kenyans, the Church and the WVK Alumni network, amongst other local partners. The ND will ensure the effective resourcing of the flagship locally funded Area Program, Salgaa, and also have in place an effective growth plan for more locally funded APs. The ND will also ensure the office collaborates effectively with other partnership offices and divisions to achieve local and organizational goals.

The ND will also continue to position WVK as a learning centre in the Partnership on localization, while continuing to grow locally restricted funding, including effectively managing locally acquired awards to donor expectations; as well as effectively managing relations with donors locally.

Externally, the ND will foster collaboration with major donors, project partners, local government, church representatives, faith-based organizations and non-governmental organizations. In doing so, he/she will maximize stewardship, effectiveness and efficiency of costs and operating models

The ND will model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity; leading by example and providing spiritual guidance to staff on the WV Vision, Mission and Core Values.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership and Management of WV Kenya (20%):

  • Promote WV’s Vision, Mission, Core Values and key Partnership Standards and Practices among the staff and partners and ensure these are the core foundation of WV Kenya strategies and work.

  • Lead the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and ensure diverse representation on the leadership team.

  • Strong focus on leadership and people management, ensuring the most capable and qualified staff members are in place to implement office strategy and operational plans.

  • Lead processes to develop National Office (NO) governance from advisory status to governing board. Lead processes to transition the office to fully interdependent status.

  • Review and approve WV Kenya’s succession plan; ensure that proper capacity is in place and succession plans are updated and executed.

  • Promote and participate in leadership development initiatives, including those for staff at management levels in the field and at the NO level.

  • Lead and manage WVK’s team in a way that facilitates a high performance culture, open trustworthy relationships and integrity.

  • Promote a culture of learning and development, employee engagement and good stewardship of human capital in the office.

  • Ensure implementation and compliance to Partnership Performance Management Standards and Principles, while seeking to implement Performance Management guidelines on reasonable level.

  • Champion WVK’s leadership team in the proper implementation of Performance Evaluations on a mid –term and annual basis for the whole organization.

  • Support initiatives for staff care and well-being, both for international and local employees.

  • Ensure excellent standards in the management of the human, financial, capital and technical resources of the organization, which includes inspiring and maintaining high standards of work and clear accountability to stakeholders.

  • Visit field projects frequently to encourage, build relationships and support WV programs.

  • Ensure that initiatives directed to build capacity required to implement local fundraising are included in the office capacity- building plan.

Strategy, Operating Plan and Long and Short Term Targets (15%):

  • Ensure there is a documented office strategy, Ministry strategies and operating plans, and the latter have been derived from the office strategy and has clear, measurable short-term and long-term targets.

  • Ensure that Ministry strategies are aligned with Regional and Partnership strategic priorities.

  • Ensure there are clear strategies for People and Culture, Communications and other main functions, and they are based on the office strategy and operational plan and include main priority areas identified in respective Regional and Partnership Strategies.

  • Facilitate and be accountable for the execution and monitoring of strategies.

Ministry Performance (10%):

  • Ensure high quality Ministry approaches that align with LEAP 3 principles and ensure best practice development work at scale.

  • Ensure strong ability to measure Child Well Being (CWB) outcomes and maintain a green rating on the CWB report each year.

  • Ensure strong engagement in international and local resource mobilization, including positioning and support to grant acquisition efforts to raise additional resources and diversify WV Kenya’s portfolio.

  • Ensure the highest standards of quality and accountability through compliance with World Vision policies and standards and international standards for emergency response, disaster mitigation, rehabilitation and development.

  • Ensure all project proposals, reports, integrated audits and Ministry evaluations are reviewed at a proper level within the office and appropriate actions are implemented, to ensure impact, accountability and compliance.

  • Ensure that a strong national Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation (ML&E) strategy is in place and that ML&E systems are streamlined to reduce processes and focus on child well-being.

  • Ensure accountability for the implementation of effective ministry to all key stakeholders. Ensure a relevant, timely and accurate flow of management and operational reports according to program objectives and standards and to to meet reporting requirements from donors, Regional Offices, local partners.

Spiritual Leadership (10%):

  • Ensure that the office has a strong and integrated Faith and Development strategy that includes staff nurture, integration of program approaches such as Covenant with umbrella church bodies, Celebrating Families, FBFs, etc.

  • Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity though lifestyle and work relationships, and provide spiritual guidance to staff on the Vision, Mission and WV Core Values.

  • Ensure that office leadership is capable to work in interfaith contexts and is familiar with World Vision’s commitments.

  • Participate and lead regular devotional meetings.

Advocacy and Representation (10%):

  • Represent WVK and engage and build strategic alliances with the National and County governments of the country, WVK Board, major donor agencies, WV Partnership, non-governmental agencies, churches and media.

  • Develop and implement appropriate advocacy strategies to raise awareness of- and advocate for change in- key issues within Kenya that relate to CWB.

  • Lead and facilitate strategies for the promotion of justice that look for the change of unfair structures that oppress those in need.

  • Ensure WV is positioned as a leading NGO in promoting the well-being and rights of children within the country context to develop public and stakeholders’ confidence and trust.

  • Strengthen awareness of World Vision’s program both within and outside of the WV Partnership.

  • Ensure that the WV brand is respected within the country and that all vehicles and facilities are properly branded with standard WV branding.

  • Provide leadership, strategic direction and support to the team for developing and implementing a strong donor experience and acquisition of ministry funds.

  • Identify new opportunities and forge alliances that lead to optimization of all resources.

Safety and Security, Disaster Mitigation and Preparedness (10%):

  • Develop and maintain capacity to respond to natural and man-made emergencies.

  • Review security and safety plans and protocols (security manual, evacuation plan, Disaster Preparedness Plan, and Risk Assessments at National, Regional and Programme Office levels) and ensure understanding and compliance by all staff and visitors.

  • Oversee relief efforts, as and when they arise and work in partnership with response teams. Build in-country relief response capacity to ensure adequate disaster management and response.

  • Liaise with other international organizations to collect information about the security environment and, where appropriate, discuss joint responses to security threats.

Financial Management and Financial and Operational Audit Compliance (10%):

  • Ensure efficient and effective organizational practices that result in successful financial and operational audit scores.

  • Ensure action planning and execution to resolve audit findings in an agreed and timely manner. Undertake appropriate reporting of audit results and actions.

  • Oversee and ensure strong engagement of leadership in monthly Field Finance Reports (FFRs) and ensure rapid action on issues raised.

  • Ensure strong financial compliance through timeliness and completeness of financial reports.

  • Ensure strong operational compliance through timeliness and completeness of program/project reports.

  • Provide direction for integrating private and public funds to maximize results and respond to community needs in most effective and efficient way.

  • Manage overall financial integrity of the program to WV Support Offices donors, the government and other stakeholders.

  • Provide overall strategic leadership and initiative for identifying and securing financial resources to support the program.

Governance, Compliance and Country Legal Environment (5%):

  • Ensure the office complies with local labour law requirements and standards.

  • Maintain an external legal counsel that can support WV leadership when required.

  • Ensure and oversee proper mechanisms for Child Protection and other WVI standards and principles implementation.

  • Ensure that the entity functions in a complementary, cohesive manner where principles of interdependence and twin citizenship guide the contribution made to the Partnership and the use of WV Partnership resources.

  • Ensure effective Governance of the NO, ensuring Board & Committee meetings are held and succession planning is effectively managed for effective oversight, insight and foresight by the WVK Board.

Resource Development and Management (5%):

  • Explore opportunities and facilitate Resource Development business planning. Align with regional and local Grants.

  • Acquisition and Management (GAM) team objectives.

  • Implement an effective National Resource Development strategy and implementation plan to generate funds locally.

  • Execute plan to generate funds from a variety of donors.

  • Implement long term and short term programs that create new opportunities for acquisition, retention and transformation of a diverse set of private donors.

  • Ensure strong external engagement and visibility of WV Kenya to help promote its work to key donors and acquire greater levels of resource for ministry from a diverse set of donors.

  • Ensure strong grants management to create trust and engagement with the donor for accessing future resources and increased credibility.

Micro Finance Institution (MFI) Strategic Management (5%):

  • As a member of the VISION FUND board, ensure that Vision Fund’s micro-finance ministry is integrated with World Vision’s Ministry to promote fullness of life for children and their communities.

  • Facilitate programmatic integration of VISION FUND and APs/ADPs operations.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Experience in managing effective and efficient operations of the organization demonstrating sound financial management (e.g. organizations with over 700 staff and an annual total budget of $ 75 million).

  • Proven track record of leading multi-cultural teams in complex, culturally and politically-sensitive contexts and/or multi-sectoral emergency response projects.

  • Is politically astute and shows strong responsible negotiations skills (especially in dealing with politically sensitive government, donors, staff and internal politics).

  • Builds and manages relationships to effectively build trust and influence a wide range of internal and external stakeholders (eg colleagues, donors, global partners).

  • Adapts behaviours and style to effectively interact with others and creates an environment that supports inclusiveness and diversity.

  • Works effectively under pressure and with ambiguity and complex change.

  • Negotiates with purpose and integrity and effectively handles multiple demands from many stakeholders.

  • Provides a clear and compelling strategic direction for the organization.

  • At least 5 years’ experience overseeing a large Government grant, its acquisition and donor engagement.

  • Experience in one of major Ministries (Relief, Development, Advocacy), close familiarity with other two.

  • Experience in fund raising in general and generating local revenue in particular, Advocacy and public relations and overseeing large Government grant; its acquisition and donor engagement.

  • Good knowledge of financial management and accounting principles, financial control principles and tools.

  • Experience in Development and/ Emergency and domestic/ international relief as one of major Ministries (Relief, Development, Advocacy), close familiarity with other two.

  • Understanding of country political and socio-economic and cultural context achieved within 3 months after assuming the role.

  • Ability to work under pressure and make key decisions that impact the safety and wellbeing of WV staff and other assets.

  • Good understanding of safety and security rules and regulations.

  • Master’s degree in development studies, international development, management, administration or social sciences or equivalent with 10 years’ experience in country level program management.

Preferred:

  • Experience with large bilateral and multilateral grant acquisition and compliance as well multi-sectorial humanitarian operations.

  • Proven Leadership and Management skills.

  • Ability to work and travel extensively in country of assignment as well as internationally (Approximately 20-25% of working time).

  • Ability to work under pressure and make tough decisions.

  • Proven visionary and strategic abilities.

  • Achieving quality results and service, practicing accountability and integrity, and communicating information effectively.

  • Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly, understanding the humanitarian industry, understanding World Vision’s mission and operations, and practicing innovation and change.

  • Building collaborative relationships, practicing gender and cultural diversity, and influencing individuals and groups.

  • Supporting World Vision’s Christian identify and commitments, learning for growth and development, and maintaining work/life balance and effectiveness.

  • Develops diverse, high-performing teams through effective recruitment, coaching and team-building.

  • Role models biblical ethics and principles in action.

  • Responsible steward of resources and assets.

  • Knowledge of UN humanitarian architecture and donor community.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Domestic Travel: 20% Regular internal travel to project areas is required.

  • International Travel: 30% international travel will be required.

  • Office based however some level of travel is expected within the Kenya Program and to other places. Some travel may be in remote location with minimal facilities.

  • Ability to work under pressure and in a stressful environment.

  • On call: 10% In emergency and disaster situations, the position will be required to be on-call.

  • HEAT (hostile environment awareness training) and SRMT (security risk management training) or a UN equivalent, as appropriate for fragile contexts.

Partnership Leader – Faith & Development

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

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

As the Partnership Leader, you will lead the Faith and Development function, Partnership wide, in achieving our mission and vision and drive our global strategy’s strategic imperative to live out our Christian faith and calling with boldness and humility. You will do this by:

Modeling, leading & supporting through excellence in promotion of the World Vision way, setting strategic priorities, developing global capabilities, global stewardship and providing technical excellence through all our organisational and ministry practices. Ensuring faith is a seamless part of all World Vision’s response to the poor, oppressed and most vulnerable children; contributing to programme impact; and as a thought leader, influencing the thinking and practices of faith and development in the humanitarian industry.

Inspiring and positioning the World Vision Partnership to be a thought leader, demonstrating our Christian faith convictions on humanitarian issues impacting the most vulnerable children through various faith partnerships in relief, development, advocacy and fundraising.

Influencing, inspiring and equipping leaders and staff to be credible witnesses to Jesus Christ with integrity of life, relationships and highest standards of performance. Living, articulating and celebrating our Christian faith in diverse, uniting and joyful ways, with deep respect for all staff of other faiths and views as an expression of our Christian faith.

Representing World Vision externally to major stakeholders including Faith leaders, both Christian and non-Christian.

Ensuring our ministry models and approaches integrate our Faith and Identity and clearly provide evidence of the effectiveness of our ministry.

Providing stewardship of the Partnership key Board policies pertaining to our Faith and Identity.

You will represent the organisation at key internal meetings, such as Partnership Resource Committee and Board meetings, and externally at various forums.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership:

  • Provide leadership to all Faith & Development departments ensuring strategies are aligned and integrated into every area of our ministry as well as our 2030 global strategy (Our Promise).

Faith Advocacy & External Engagement:

  • Provide leadership to the External Engagement and Church Partnership team FA&EE team and ensure strategies are aligned internally and able to positioning World Vision as a connector and compelling thought leader with credible evidence of impact and strong faith foundations in the field of relief, development and advocacy.

Strategic Church Partnerships

Programming & Impact:

  • Ensure strategic alignment and Faith integration into all ministry sectors including: development, disaster management, advocacy and marketing to ensure faith has become a seamless part of all World Vision’s response to the poor, oppressed and most vulnerable children.

  • Position World Vision as a thought leader influencing the thinking and practice of faith & development in the humanitarian industry.

  • Christian Formation and Spiritual Nurture:

  • Faith, Nurture & Leadership FormationEnsure the development of leadership programmes that equip leaders to influence, inspire and equip staff of to live out, articulate and celebrate our Christian faith in diverse, uniting and joyful ways, with deep respect for staff of other faiths and views as an expression of our Christian faith convictions.

Leadership support to Faith & Development (F&D) teams across Partnership:

  • Provide leadership to the F&D team at the GC level and support F&D leadership at the Regional & National levels, Fund raising offices, VisionFund and technical teams.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A Master’s Degree in theology or religion demonstrating highly developed research and critical thinking skills with proven success in providing thought leadership internally and externally in various partnerships.

  • Knowledge and ability to connect and mobilize across Christian traditions and other faiths, modeling integrity, humility and respect.

  • Understanding of faith related root causes of vulnerability and knowledge of translating these into coherent programming guidance.

  • Knowledge and ability to integrate faith and calling into various sectors such as Health, Nutrition, Education, WASH, Child Protection and project models.

  • Knowledge and understanding of current humanitarian issues both at national and global level.

  • Minimum of 10 years of managing and equipping senior leadership at a national and/ or global organisation with demonstrated ability in visionary and strategic thinking as well as effective execution.

  • Has passionate commitment to the mission of working with the poor and the oppressed with demonstrated constructive thinking capacity.

  • Outstanding reputation as a person with high ethical behavior (recognition of good behavior reflecting our faith convictions), relationships and performance at work.

  • Ability to leverage difference (cultures, faith traditions etc.) into strong partnerships for a joint purpose.

Preferred:

  • Grounded understanding in WV’s our development/relief/advocacy programming as well as in providing thought leadership both at national and global level.

  • A servant and learning attitude.

  • Demonstrated Christian maturity and ability to shape the organizational Christian identity.

  • Experience with Global Forums/Platforms as an authoritative moral voice working on faith & child Well Being issues.

  • World Vision experience is highly desirable.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • A minimum of 20% international travel is required.

GRRT Finance Director

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

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Provide Finance leadership and oversight for World Vision’s Global Responses / Category 3 emergencies. This includes budgeting, financial reporting, internal controls, Grant accounting and risk management. Often the person will also act as Support Services Director, which could additionally include oversight for Administration, IT, Fleet Management and sometimes Supply Chain. Normally the role is for Response start up, and the individual can be required to deploy within 24 to 72 hours from the onset of an emergency. The role is to establish various structures, systems, processes, policies and guidance, and to quickly recruit and build a new team. Often these emergencies are in high risk contexts, with a shortage of skilled professionals, scarce resources, insecure locations with various armed non state actors, and high levels of fraud & corruption. There is pressure to quickly respond to humanitarian need, through often life-saving interventions, and the person needs be able to take intelligent risks under high pressure, on daily basis.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

60% Deploy to Global Response to act as Response Finance Director:

  • lead Finance, Accounting and Grant Management teams for the Response.

  • establish Accounting and Finance systems.

  • create Finance policies, procedures and guidance.

  • establish financial reporting systems to generate accurate, timely and informative financial reports.

  • establish chart of accounts, within Field Office (FO) structure; ensure appropriate capture of Response support, technical and zonal costs.

  • determine Finance, Accounting and Grants structure, including Zonal offices.

  • recruitment of Local and International staff.

  • lead budgeting process; for the overall Response, for sectors, support services, zones and for Grants & projects.

  • track funding; approved and pipeline.

  • ensure spending is within available funds; advise Response Director on how to strategically use available funds, and lead in decision-making around entering into commitments in view of approved and anticipated funding.

  • lead with Grants management; start up workshops, timely and informative Grant financial reports, periodic meetings with Programs & Operations staff.

  • ensure compliance with donor requirements, including stipulated audits.

  • ensure appropriate Blocked Party Screening checks are in place.

  • fostering strong relationships with, and building capacity of, local Partner Agencies; capacity assessments, initial forming of relationships, developing of partnership agreements, capacity building, coaching / mentoring, agency visits,

  • review of reporting and project close out.

  • carry out risk assessments, and devise strategies to minimize risks to acceptable levels.

  • ensure Response is in compliance with taxation, labour and other laws of host government.

  • train and build capacity of Response Finance and Grants Management teams.

  • provide legal and business advice as appropriate.

  • periodically liaise with FO Finance Director (FD) and Regional Finance Director (RFD) as appropriate; ensure FO FD is informed of critical issues.

  • provide management advice to Response Director and Senior Management Team (both the team and individual members of the management team).

  • active member of SMT

  • post deployment, continue to engage with and support Response Finance Team as appropriate

  • other tasks as appropriate

Deploy to Global Response to act as Support Services Director:

establish Administration department including:

  • structure

  • staffing

  • systems and procedures

establish IT department including:

  • connectivity for office, sub-offices, team houses, warehouses

  • structure

  • staffing

  • systems and procedures

establish Supply Chain Management department including:

  • procurement & logistics

  • structure

  • staffing

  • systems and procedures.

Fleet Management:

  • establish vehicle fleet appropriate for size and duration of Response.

  • Fleet should be cost effective.

  • ensure appropriate controls are in place around vehicle usage, fuel, etc.

7.5% Support non-Global Responses:

  • smaller, but high profile, critical Responses.

  • will often be remote and / or part time support.

  • availability for back-stopping FO, Regional Office (RO) or GC Finance roles as appropriate.

5% Capacity Building:

  • facilitate training events, including simulations.

  • presentations to FO, Regional and other finance groups.

  • development learning materials.

  • coaching and mentoring of staff.

7.5% Emergency Finance systems improvements:

  • develop tools, policies and processes for emergency Finance.

  • participate in Finance Task Force Teams as appropriate.

10% 3UN (UNHCR, UNICEF & UN OCHA):

  • financial oversight of 3UN portfolio.

  • use of Power BI site to enhance visibility of 3UN portfolio / individual projects.

  • follow up on over spending with FOs / SOs.

  • assist with Project close out.

  • trouble shooting with FOs / SOs.

  • training for FO / SO staff on 3UN Finance and Accounting issues.

10% Cash & Voucher Programming (CVP):

  • oversight of CVP portfolio.

  • use of Power BI site to enhance visibility of CVP portfolio / individual projects.

  • trouble shooting with FOs / SOs.

  • training for FO / SO staff on CVP Finance and Accounting issues, including coding.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Minimum of 10 to 15 years Accounting and Financial experience in a Field Office for an International Non-Government Organisation, with a minimum of five years’ experience in Humanitarian programs, The candidate should have at least five years of Finance leadership in a Field Office. Ideally experience in leading Support Services (Administration, IT, Fleet, Supply Chain Management). Experience in risk assessment and risk management.

  • University degree in Finance or Accounting.

  • Chartered Accountant or Certified Public Accountant.

  • English is required.

  • Other languages an advantage (eg, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili).

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), International Financial Reporting Standards (IFPS), Budgeting principles, Grant Management and Grant Accounting, familiarity with major donor (eg BHA, DFID, Global Affairs, Canada, Australian Aid, German Govt, ECHO, WFP) regulations, familiarity of Cash Voucher Programming, familiar with SunSystems and Power BI.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Be able to travel at 24 to 72 hours’ notice for deployments, typically 3 months duration. Work environments are often high risk, insecure and challenging.

  • Be able to live in harsh conditions with limited supplies (eg electricity, internet, water, variety of food). Basic accommodation.

Data Analyst

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

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Data Analyst will play a critical role in collecting, analysing and curating advocacy data and evidence, to strengthen WV’s ability to invest in and carry out influential policy and external engagement work. S/he will contribute to monitoring and evaluating key advocacy work streams and interventions, and lead Advocacy & External Engagements (A&EE’s) contribution to the wider World Vision partnership effort to identify and implement creative and innovative digital solutions to better leverage World Vision’s research and evidence base for our advocacy priorities. This position will be responsible for analysing qualitative and quantitative advocacy data, designing impactful data visualizations, creating evidence-based products, and building capabilities across offices on monitoring, evaluating, and using data to enhance advocacy efforts.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Lead efforts to strengthen the digital presence of A&EE’s evidence base through data visualisation and other innovative solutions.

  • Identify and curate existing A&EE data and evidence, generated through research and programming.

  • Work with Knowledge Management to map existing data sources, needs, and evidence gaps across the team.

  • Manage the design and implementation of digital solutions to improve accessibility of existing data, and to meet data needs where possible.

  • Socialize new digital tools and products among global, regional, and field stakeholders, to encourage increased leveraging of A&EE data for advocacy planning and policy influence.

Contribute to the development and strengthening of a methodology to monitor and evaluate priority advocacy, policy, and external engagement outcomes.

  • Co-create guidance and tools aligned to advocacy’s theory of change to provide capacity building and alignment across WVI on advocacy and policy M&E.

  • Review, strengthen, and create indicators and data collection tools to support monitoring efforts.

  • Contribute to capacity building / training efforts to ensure A&EE M&E adoption across FOs, GFO and Sectors.

Provide dedicated support to the Advocacy Strategic Measures (ASM) process, which shows the contribution of advocacy and external engagement to the Partnership’s overarching goal.

  • Support efforts to train FOs and SOs on data collection tools and processes.

  • Manage data cleaning, verification, and analysis.

  • Co-create narrative reports and other data products for national, regional and global leadership.

  • Act as lead liaison to IT on business requirements and user testing.

  • Identify process improvements, and design and implement solutions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • 3-5 years of experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis and visualization.

  • Experience in building and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems.

  • Demonstrated understanding of advocacy and policy.

  • A successful track record of building relationships and partnership to deliver programmes and partnerships across teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-culturally, cross-functionally, and cross-borders.

  • Strategic, analytical, creative and innovative thinking skills.

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent work experience in relevant area – international development, policy, social sciences or similar.

  • Proficiency in Power BI & Excel.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

Preferred:

  • Proficiency in Spanish and/or French would be an asset.

  • Experience with gathering business requirements, designing business and/or technical process improvement solutions, and user testing.

  • Experience in a development, advocacy and/or relief agency.

Indicator Quality & Data Analytics Advisor

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

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

This position will lead a strategic function for the partnership, shaping the way standard indicators are designed and maintained, elevating the quality of the technical designs of projects and enabling higher quality data to be monitored and used for impact reporting. Specifically, the job holder will redesign the business process for designing and handling standard indicators use to report the partnership’s global reach and impact, ensuring it is more intuitive and accessible to users. The job holder will lead all technical discussions about the design and function of standard indicators across all funding streams and have decision authority on what new indicators can be created and used in programmes. In addition, the job-holder will support the global impact reporting efforts of the strategy realisation office, by developing and curating Power Bi reports in the global Impact Portal and performing various data analytics tasks.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage the quality of indicators used for impact reporting:

  • Has oversight, coaching and ultimate approval of the indicators that are allowed to be used in new programme and project designs.

  • Reviews request to create new indicators by Field and Regional Offices (ROs) and Global Center (GC) Sector and Ministry teams, across all funding streams in the partnership and provides feedback to make necessary changes to meet the global quality standards.

  • Has decision authority over which indicators requested by Field and Regional Offices and GC Sector and Ministry teams, get included in the global Compendium of Indicators, the partnership repository of indicators. By extension, it controls the quality of designs for new projects, as they can only used indicators from the compendium.

  • Develops new tools and guidance for designing new indicators with quality and rigour.

  • Ensures the ongoing curation of the Compendium of Indicators, coordinating and guiding input from the global center technical experts and regional and field office teams.

  • Leads technical discussions about the design and function of indicators and functions as SME for changes in Horizon that concern the monitoring of indicators and the calculation of the data.

  • Ensure the compendium of indicators is widely available and accessible across the partnership, including Field Offices (FOs), Global Center and Support Offices (SO), by acting as liaison person with Horizon to resolve access issues and providing training and coaching on how to use it.

  • Provide on-demand expert advice and technical support to FOs, ROs, GC and SO technical staff around designing and measuring standard indicators, cultivating a culture of impact reporting and data quality.

Data Analytics:

  • Process large data and develop reports to show progress towards the Global Strategy, such as the global Impact Scorecard, the partnership report to show progress on the global strategy to the Board.

  • Develope various Power Bi reports in the global Impact Portal, the partnership single source of truth for impact data, to demonstrate the impact of the partnerhip and make it accessible to use for all entities in the partnership at FO, RO, GC and SO level.

  • Strategic utilisation of the data-warehouse data for producing reports for leadership and other stakeholders as required.

  • Global reporting on outputs and outcomes, contributing to the Partnership Child Well-being Reporting process and products.

  • Provide training and mentorship to Field Offices on data analytics and impact reporting using Power Bi, as needed.

Strategic Initiatives:

  • Lead global projects involving the review and uptake of standard indicators across the partnership.

  • Engage in global research or evidence projects to support data analytics and reporting.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • 7 years experience working in an INGO in a design, monitoring and evaluation role or related role. It implies a deep understanding of the role of indicators in the design of projects and at telling the story about the impact of the projects.

  • 7 years of experience using large datasets across different teams and fields, for data analytics and synthesizing coherent impact reporting.

  • Experience working in a cross-functional role and coordinating projects that require input from stakeholders across different teams.

  • Leading virtual sessions and communicating technical concepts and guidelines effectively.

  • Working with minimum supervision and delivering quality results on time.

  • Educated to academic level in a social sciences discipline (e.g., sociology, psychology) or related subject (e.g., math, statistics).

  • 7 years of experience using Power Bi (or similar tools) for data analytics and impact reporting. It implies a strong understanding of the functioning of data analytics software and proficiency in the coding language, e.g., DAX, Power Query etc. Certificate in use of Power BI software is an advantage.

  • Master’s degree is preferred.

  • English language skills (Necessary).

  • French, Spanish (asset).

Preferred:

  • Report writing and communicating effectively to influence change.

  • Experience and certification in SQL, Python or other programming languages is not required but would be considered an advantage.

  • Experience in working with World Vision and Horizon would be considered a strong advantage.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires the ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 15% of the time.

Communications Manager, VisionFund

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

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

We are looking for a creative and excellent writer and content manager to support VisionFund with the development of internal and external communications. Your role is to source, create and provide communications content that engages with and educates audiences about the impact of VisionFund's work across its network, globally.

You will support the President’s office and VisionFund leaders in developing relevant communication pieces using internal communication channels to foster and maintain a culture of knowledge sharing and engagement across VisionFund International.

Working alongside the Director, you will provide high quality communication and content to support marketing and fundraising, website, branding and also meet internal communication objectives and projects such as the Annual Report, donor reporting, among others.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop strategic global internal and external communications:

  • Position VFI as a leading global MFI organization by communicating best practice and achievements, to change perceptions of microfinance and influence behaviours of key audiences.

  • Resource and manage communication content, guidance and review for all collateral and messaging for internal and external audiences including writing the annual report and other ongoing communiques to staff and board members.

  • As needed, account manage external agencies/printers and freelancers to produce creative communication projects together with Marketing staff.

  • Accountable for the overall distribution of content through various channels, including media, website, social media and various internal communication channels.

  • Manage and ensure quality is retained on platforms holding VisionFund content, e.g. casual content library, WV media library, WV Central, TheNet and any other chosen platform.

  • Advise, maintain and write content for the VisionFund website and intranets, as well as social media platforms.

  • Work with and support the Director to strategize and implement crises and issues engagement plans.

  • Implement best practice measurement and evaluation tools to monitor communications projects and strategy.

  • Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of communication channels & content. Measuring impact and using insights to improve communication at VFI.

Manage content including creation and distribution:

  • Accountable for the overall acquisition of distribution of content through various channels, including media, website, social media and various internal communication channels.

  • Resource and manage communication content, guidance and review for all collateral and messaging for a mix of internal and external audiences.

  • Manage and ensure quality is retained on platforms for holding VisionFund content, e.g. casual content library, WV media library, WV Central, TheNet and any other chosen platform.

Manage internal communication channels to foster and maintain staff engagement:

  • Write and create dynamic, brand appropriate pieces/presentations and messaging for staff, board and external audiences.

  • Develop, implement, review and evaluate new and innovative ways to engage staff in VisionFund International and MFIs as well as to communicate across the Partnership.

  • Working with the Communications Network Officer, identify, research and edit news, updates and stories from around the network and share content through internal communications channels.

  • Work with Director to provide support to senior leadership team by sourcing or creating resources and communication guidance on presentations and other collateral and messaging.

Support Fundraising /Sales Focus:

  • Support the Director of Marketing and Engagement to implement marketing strategy for VFI and for fundraising by managing creation and flow of content.

  • Align communications strategy with engagement objectives.

Work with the Communications Network Officer:

  • In partnership, implement a programme of communication skills training to build capacity in the MFI network.

  • Work with the Network Communications Officer to provide training through various methods including group training sessions, one-to-one support, on the job training and the creation of training materials.

  • Set and monitor communication assignments and direct MFI and World Vision communicators to deliver written, photo and video content.

  • Develop and build capacity so that Network Communicators contribute to the global external communications effort, by providing stories and news on relevant and timely development and local and/or regional successes.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Experience writing content for various platforms, including websites, press releases, newsletters.

  • Experience managing and overseeing creative projects, including working with external providers.

  • Experience in creating presentations.

  • Experience in teaching and/or mentoring individuals or groups, and creating necessary support materials.

  • Five years working in field of communications or equivalent field.

  • Experience working overseas with other cultures, especially in a developing country.

  • Experience in internal communications and change management.

  • Experience in content management, such as uploading and inputting metadata into content databases.

  • Experience working as part of fundraising team and knowledge of its necessary resources.

  • Undergraduate degree (preferably in communications or equivalent).

  • Proven excellent written and verbal communication skills, journalistic experience desirable.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills (specifically working with CEOs and people from other cultures).

  • Excellent working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Final Cut.

  • Ability to shoot and edit basic video and take well-framed, appropriately exposed photos.

  • Confident working with digital content, including working in back-end systems and databases, creating different file types and uploading to online platforms.

Preferred:

  • Working knowledge of design tools such as Photoshop, InDesign.

  • Understanding and awareness of cross-cultural communications.

  • Knowledge of development issues.

  • Fluency in other languages, in particular Spanish or French desirable.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 10% of the time.

International Recruiter

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

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision International is looking for a Bi-Lingual (English/French) International Recruiter, motivated to find great talent for the organization. As a Talent Acquisition team, we are united to deliver an outstanding customer experience, linking high performing talent with fulfilling opportunities to serve the world’s most vulnerable children.

We are seeking an experienced International Recruiter with knowledge of how to extensively source for talent globally in relief and development contexts, the know-how to reach them, and the experience to land and bring them onboard.

You will have experience in recruiting high volume middle level management and technical positions, as well as all aspects of the sourcing, selection and offer process ensuring a positive candidate experience.

This position will provide effective, transparent and legally compliant international recruitment services. They will serve as a trusted partner and provide consistent outstanding customer service to clients, ensuring positions are filled with exceptional servant professionals in order to deliver quality ministry to the communities and children we seek to serve. This will be accomplished through influencing key clients and stakeholders, building strategic referral networks and talent pipelines, forecasting, sourcing, screening, assessing and guiding selection processes with the goal of filling roles within the agreed timeline in the most cost effective manner.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian, development and advocacy organization devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Our 42,000+ staff members working in more than 90 countries are united through our ethos, mission and shared desire for all individuals, especially children, to overcome poverty, inequality and injustice.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Client Management, Customer Service & Strategy Development:

  • Conduct thorough Position Brief (intake meeting) with hiring manager for each position posted.

  • Coordinate with Regional and National office leaders/hiring managers to forecast hiring needs and create a diversity sourcing and recruitment strategy as needed.

  • Develop, build and maintain relationships with hiring managers and People & Culture (P&C) staff in West Africa and other designated group of hiring offices in order to fill all international assignee vacancies in a timely manner.

  • Provide high touch end-to-end process support to clients by actively engaging with hiring managers, P&C Business Partners and candidates throughout the entire search process, providing frequent (weekly) updates on the progress of the search and incorporating feedback.

  • Develop, build, and influence candidate relationships through ongoing communications regarding questions, updates, and status during the search process.

Candidate Sourcing & Screening:

  • Develop and maintain multiple channels and networks to build a deep, diverse, and reliable sourcing pools from French speaking countries, group of countries or technical or functional areas. Proactively identify and develop effective sourcing strategies (e.g. networking contacts, system queries/searches, religious institutions, College/Universities presentations).

  • Source potential candidates on LinkedIn and DevEx and also on other platforms. Work with assigned Sourcing Specialist on hard to fill roles as needed, and getting highly qualified French speaking candidates.

  • Craft and send personalized recruiting emails with current job openings to passive candidates. Create advertisements and job postings using WVI guidelines and templates.

  • Maintain knowledge of and sensitivity to the constantly changing environment of the marketplace relative to the sourcing and recruitment of qualified professionals in the development sector.

  • Work in close partnership with hiring managers to achieve service level agreements and recruitment objectives for assigned positions by verifying appropriate position requirements, budget and target source.

  • Conduct effective screening, interviewing, and assessments for the best candidates for a position match using behavioural interviewing techniques.

  • Develop, build and maintain candidate relationships through ongoing communications regarding questions, updates and status during the interview process.

Recruitment Administration and Systems Support:

  • Negotiate offer with selected candidate within limits specified by hiring office and issue contract for candidate selected.

  • Initiate PAF (Payroll) paperwork based on candidate acceptance.

  • Coordinate with Global Centre Onboarding team (GC_Onboarding) to ensure appropriate orientation/on-boarding support is provided to new hires.

  • Coordinate new hire relocation with support from GC_Onboarding.

  • Support staff and Regional or National P&C in process of relocating new hire to new assignment/location (salary & benefits administration changes, logistics, Visa/travel arrangements).

  • Utilize Workday recruitment tool appropriately and efficiently to ensure consistent, timely and accurate data entry and management.

  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and trends in recruitment, WVI organizational policies, benefits and compensation, relocation and repatriation.

  • Conduct recruitment responsibilities in a professional, strategic, service-oriented, responsive, innovative, ethical and cost effective manner in accordance with WVI goals and Christian principles.

General:

  • May work on other recruitments other than those of their clients.

  • May support Talent Acquisition Manager/ Leadership Recruiters in various hiring needs including translation and local coordination of interviews and processes of West Africa recruitments.

  • Will attend regular and monthly team meetings and training conferences.

  • Maybe required to travel for official matters as required and other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bi-lingual language abilities- written and spoken fluency in English and French.

  • A minimum of 5 years of human resources, talent acquisition, governance or programs related experience.

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience of recruiting and working in a high volume organization.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of 7 years of on the job training in recruitment.

  • Experience in recruitment of professional and technical positions.

  • Demonstrated ability to use creative sourcing and networking skills to connect with talent in different professions.

  • Successful skills and ability to prioritize effectively and manage multiple projects in a fast paced and ever-changing multinational organization.

  • Full-cycle recruiting experience.

  • The ability to operate within a geographically dispersed organization.

  • Experience in international/global workforce in Africa context and possess cross-cultural sensitivity, knowledge of and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.

  • A deep understanding and passion for recruitment , aware of the latest trends and global talent market.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Workday.

  • Certification in Internet Recruiting, Social Talent or equivalent certification.

  • Targeted Selection certification or behavioural interviewing training.

Preferred:

  • Working knowledge of Humanitarian INGO’s in West Africa, and knowledge of relief contexts is highly desirable.

  • Experience in forecasting of workforce/staffing needs.

  • Demonstrated computer literacy to include experience in tracking recruitment outcomes/metrics.

  • Expertise in advanced internet searching, candidate research, and cold-calling.

  • Confidence in all settings when advising/partnering with business partners, hiring managers and other stakeholders.

  • Must be in full agreement and support of WV’s Core Values, along with spiritual maturity to evaluate candidate’s motivational fit for the organization.

  • Solutions-oriented with strong problem-solving and follow-up skills.

  • A self-starter who is driven to find the best candidates for the positions and can work in an environment with minimal supervision; team player, collaborator, and able to effectively network amongst all levels within and outside of the organization.

  • Must have strong interpersonal, negotiation and oral/written communication skills - ability to provide exceptional customer service.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel up to 10% of the time.

Investment Manager, VisionFund

*The ability to work during UK / European time zones is highly preferable.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

VisionFund International (VFI), the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision, manages a global network of microfinance institutions (MFIs). In order to efficiently align all VFI financial resources behind strategy and impact, an investment function has been established to ensure rigorous, objective, and transparent investment decision making.

The Investment Manager reports to the Global Asset Management Director and provides analysis and reporting at both the transaction and portfolio levels, as well as supporting treasury needs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Investment Transaction and Analysis:

  • Vet investment proposals for Investment Committee sponsorship and/or relevant approvers.

  • Coordinate approvals (and any information needed) on investments that are not required for Investment Committee.

  • Producing materials needed for investment approvals beyond the Investment Committee – i.e. Board Approvals, etc.

  • Design and manage the underwriting process for all new investment proposals (equity and debt), including financial and market assessment in conjunction with impact and risk.

  • Work with MFIs to resolve gaps and concerns, and escalate severe problems or issues to senior management.

  • Responsible for reporting VFI’s investment pipleine including renewals.

Develop and write investment proposals for equity and debt transactions to be reviewed by the Global Asset Management Director and Impact Investment Committee for approval:

  • Work cross functionally with VFI Risk, Impact, Strategy and Regional teams to complete market and entity level assessments of investment risk/return/impact profile. Participate in Investment Committee Working Groups to assess MFI action plans.

  • Research and interpret company data to facilitate investment proposal recommendations, including interviews with MFI management and other stakeholders.

  • Evaluate credit applications utilizing CAMELS methodology (Capital adequacy, asset quality, management, earnings, liquidity, and market sensitivty).

  • Design and utilize financial modeling to assess valuation.

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of industry happenings and current events, conduct primary and secondary research from industry sources.

  • Responsible for the coordination of and preparation for Impact Investment Committee meetings, including organizing meetings, preparing meeting materials and assembling pre-read packs, presentation of investment proposals for approval when needed, and recording of meeting minutes.

  • Lead Investment Committee meetings, including setting agendas, moderating, and sponsoring investment proposals for approval.

  • Report to Impact Investment Committee performance on previously approved investment trasactions and assist Global Asset Management Director in following up accountability for investment contingencies.

  • Work directly with MFIs to resolve gaps and concerns, and escalate severe problems or issues to senior management.

  • Identify potential investment opportunities.

  • Responsible for updating the Investment Policy and Terms of Reference.

  • Provide investment pipeline for casfhlow forecasting.

Portfolio Management and Reporting:

  • Evaluate existing investment strategies both for performance monitoring and for potential opportunities to increase efficiency through structural or other modifications.

  • Periodically review performance and risk across all investments.

  • Collect and analyze MFI rolling funding forecasts.

  • Maintain awareness of market, economic, and political developments that impact the risk profile of the portfolio.

  • Manage portfolio analysis (performance, composition, etc.) and reporting to SLT, Impact Investment Committee, Management, and the Board.

Treasury and Other Support:

  • Provide support to the folowing treasury functions as needed:

  • Contribute to ad hoc financial analysis requests and projects in order to cross train and support the wider team when possible.

  • Assist with the GC Investment component of the annual planning process, including compiling MFI funding plans.

Project Resource Management:

  • Continually provide a proactive problem solving approach to issues and delays to ensure a timely implementation of the project and/or response to lenders.

  • Communicate effectively with internal GC departments, regional teams and MFI management teams.

  • Continually report on project progress internally.

  • Coordinate all stakeholders and ensure each is doing what is required of them to complete projects / external requests.

  • Resolves any issues and solves problem throughout the life of the project.

  • Acts as a mediator between stakeholders and the Finance team.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • At least 5 years direct financial analysis experience, ideally in banking or related investing or lending practices.

  • Demonstrated intercultural communication and influencing skills.

  • Theoretical knowledge of and/or experience with foreign currency risk and hedging.

  • Bachelor Degree, preferably in Finance, Accounting, Business, Economics or related quantitative discipline.

  • Strong MS Excel skills required, with competency in intermediate to advanced functions.

  • Advanced knowledge of financial markets.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Preferred:

  • International / Multinational experience preferred, in particular in emerging markets.

  • Masters Degree (MBA, MS Accounting, etc) and/or professional certification (CPA/CFA).

  • Highly organized, with the initiative and ability to work with limited supervision.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects under tight deadlines.

  • Ability to work effectively within a small team setting.

  • Organized, detail oriented and extremely thorough while having the confidence and communication skills to ensure work processes are completed accurately and appropriately.

  • Strong problem solving skills and demonstrated ability to take initiative and critically analyze processes and procedures in a push toward constant improvement.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • National/international travel anticipated up to 10% of the time and flexibility to communicate with colleagues in different timezones (email/skype/phone).

  • Experience working with colleagues in different languages and timezones.

App Product Manager

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

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

We are looking for an App Product Manager to join our team in World Vision during this exciting time of organisation-wide digital transformation and revitalisation of World Vision’s child sponsorship experience.

The App Product Manager (IT Manager III) role is responsible for leading the design and development of the new global Mobile App for World Vision in alignment with agreed global roadmap and strategic goals of the organization. In collaboration with stakeholders across local and global teams, this role will provide global leadership in the intersection of marketing and technology and will be responsible for successful delivery of the global Mobile App product to be launched to World Vision child sponsors in several markets within the next year.

This role has a responsibility for activities that contribute to planning, creating and implementing an IT vision and strategy for global Mobile App aligned with the company’s strategic business plan. They own the development of global standards, technology architecture, technology evaluation and deployment as well as user interface and experience of the global Mobile App. They manage small to large teams of people responsible for developing and delivering IT solutions for the business and customers. Each role within this job family provides technical and business leadership to their organizations as well as to the business.

App Product Manager is involved in the full systems life cycle of the global Mobile App and therefore are responsible with the assigned teams and partners for user experience and interface design, business and technical requirements, technical design, coding, testing, and implementation that is delivered according to business requirements on time, within budget and in alignment with the agreed roadmap and strategic goals. Responsibilities include participation in component and data architecture design, technology planning, product evaluation, advanced testing processes and buy vs. build recommendations as well as user testing and related user experience and interface enhancements. Individuals

also provide input to project plans related to the global Mobile App initiative.

IT Leaders are also responsible for analyzing trends in technology, assessing the impact of emerging technologies on the business, providing solutions to address technology and business issues, and managing financial resources while ensuring the development of high-quality technology solutions. These solutions must be developed at the best possible cost and be aligned with customer and business needs while establishing relationships with employees and key internal and external stakeholders. They are also responsible for participating and leading the development of an IT governance framework that defines the working relationships and sharing of IT components among various IT groups within the organization.

To be successful, individuals must possess a combination of business, technical and leadership skills and competencies. This requires an understanding of client’s business needs, processes and functions. They also need a solid knowledge of IT infrastructure, architecture, applications development and support, networks, and computer operations. In addition, individuals working in this job family must have excellent communication skills and the ability to influence others.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Business and IT Strategy:

  • Implements the tactical components of the IT strategy at an Enterprise level.

  • Works with business partners across fundraising offices and global functions to understand business needs.

  • Develops high level scope, leads product roadmap and defines backlog items that guide the Agile software development team.

  • Manages the development and implementation of global Mobile App to support business strategy.

Change Management:

  • Embraces and executes change through frequent, communication to staff and clients about the change and the impact of the change (individual and business).

  • Consistently advocates for the change.

  • Coaches staff through the change.

  • Identifies and removes obstacles to change.

Governance:

  • Provides input into demand management process and executes on plan.

Architecture & Design:

  • Provides input to technology planning within a functional area.

  • Implements solutions consistent within current context of overall architecture

  • Identifies and oversees documentation of business and technical requirements.

  • Oversees creation and review of technical design specifications and signs off final requirements

  • Identifies better sources of data feeds and interfaces with architects to ensure their feasibility with corporate data warehouse, when needed.

  • Influences in planning with Architecture team to define, plan, analyze, implement and operationalize enterprise data model.

Project Planning:

  • Participates in all project planning processes within a functional area.

  • Leads strategic planning and provides guidance and expertise on UX/UI, system options, risk, cost vs. benefits and impacts on business processes and goals.

User Experience:

  • Oversees user experience and user interface design, development and enhancements in collaboration with key stakeholders

  • Possesses a fundamental understanding of end-to-end customer experience integration and dependencies

Process Improvements:

  • Implements defined process improvements.

  • Increases understanding of Agile practices, Lean Startup, new technologies opportunities and other new trends.

Finance:

  • Participates in the development of IT budgets.

  • Tracks and takes appropriate steps to stay within budget.

  • Provides high-quality services at optimal cost to customers.

  • Measures service performance and implements improvements.

IT Technology Development:

  • Develops and implements technologies to improve the performance of a business efficiency and effectiveness.

Service Level Agreements (SLAs):

  • Participates and provides input to the SLA development process.

  • Ensures internal SLAs are met.

Vendor Management:

  • Provides advice and counsel to the vendor relationship decision-making and contract development processes.

  • Reviews service provider performance.

  • Identifies and confirms performance problems and notifies contract managers.

Resource Management:

  • Meets regularly with team to gather work statuses.

  • Discusses work progress and obstacles.

  • Provides advice, guidance, encouragement and constructive feedback.

  • Ensures work, information, ideas, and technology flow freely across teams.

  • Establishes measurable individual and team objectives that are aligned with business and organizational goals.

  • Documents and presents performance assessments.

  • Recognizes and rewards associates commensurate with performance.

  • Implements organizational practices for staffing, EEO, diversity, performance management, development, reward and recognition, and retention.

Workforce Planning:

  • Identifies the roles, skills and knowledge required to achieve goals.

  • Ensures staff has the resources and skills needed to support all work initiatives within the assigned function or Center of Competency (COC).

  • Participates in IT workforce deployment activities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Master’s (or Bachelor’s) Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field. Or equivalent work experience.

  • Requires experience in supervising and building relationships with people at a variety of levels.

  • Typically has 7 to 10 years of relevant IT and business work experience.

  • Requires demonstrated ability to launch and deliver a single IT project on time and within budget with a customer-first mindset.

  • Understanding and experience with Agile methodologies.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred:

  • Strategic thinking with attention to detail and bias for action.

  • Proactive, self-starter with excellent project management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks effectively.

  • Proven leadership experience of managing a team.

  • Interpersonal skills and developing relationships with team members and customers.

  • Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills.

  • Overall understanding of technologies used in the product.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally.

Content Development and Experience Officer

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate. Latin America, Middle East or Africa preferred.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Content Development and Experience officer will contribute to development of high-quality content to support implementation of Our Promise, as well as to enable delivery of rich and immersive virtual experiences for a wide range of audiences and stakeholders, including children, journalists, influencers, governments, grant donors, high net worth individuals, corporations, sponsors, churches, board members and staff.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide training on event-specific platforms and use of appropriate equipment for immersive, best-in-class virtual experiences.

  • Provide additional resource to empower development of consistently high-quality content (defined as of high technical quality and aligned with partnership priorities) to support all content-dependent Out Promise goals and with a specific

  • focus on content that enhances virtual field experiences.

  • Provide hands-on support to virtual field experiences as needed within at least one geographic region.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in broadcast media, communications and/or content development.

  • Experience hosting live and virtual field experiences.

  • Experience providing training and/or developing training materials.

  • Experience producing live-streamed content.

  • BA in communications, broadcast journalism or similar.

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with broadcast technology, including /streaming cameras, mobile audio solutions.

  • Familiarity with multimedia production software, such as the Adobe Suite, Final Cut, DaVinci, Resolve.

  • Experience working in global organisations.

  • Spoken fluency in one or more languages other than English an asset.

  • Experience with one or more hybrid or online event-based platforms such as Streamyard, Airmeet, Socio, Hopin, etc.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel less than 25%.

Content Development and Experience Officer

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate. Latin America, Middle East or Africa preferred.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Content Development and Experience officer will contribute to development of high-quality content to support implementation of Our Promise, as well as to enable delivery of rich and immersive virtual experiences for a wide range of audiences and stakeholders, including children, journalists, influencers, governments, grant donors, high net worth individuals, corporations, sponsors, churches, board members and staff.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide training on event-specific platforms and use of appropriate equipment for immersive, best-in-class virtual experiences.

  • Provide additional resource to empower development of consistently high-quality content (defined as of high technical quality and aligned with partnership priorities) to support all content-dependent Out Promise goals and with a specific

  • focus on content that enhances virtual field experiences.

  • Provide hands-on support to virtual field experiences as needed within at least one geographic region.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in broadcast media, communications and/or content development.

  • Experience hosting live and virtual field experiences.

  • Experience providing training and/or developing training materials.

  • Experience producing live-streamed content.

  • BA in communications, broadcast journalism or similar.

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with broadcast technology, including /streaming cameras, mobile audio solutions.

  • Familiarity with multimedia production software, such as the Adobe Suite, Final Cut, DaVinci, Resolve.

  • Experience working in global organisations.

  • Spoken fluency in one or more languages other than English an asset.

  • Experience with one or more hybrid or online event-based platforms such as Streamyard, Airmeet, Socio, Hopin, etc.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel less than 25%.