World Vision International

Job Opportunities in Laos

Since 2004, World Vision has been implementing multi-sector development programs called Area Development Programs (ADPs). These ADPs are district level partnerships with the Government of Laos, targeting villages in districts where children are suffering from the impacts of poverty.


In FY17 World Vision Laos has around 170 staff and operates ADPs in 17 districts spread over five provinces. These programs target 10-15 of the poorest villages per district depending on the program focus agreed with the government.


These ADPs are funded through World Vision offices in other countries including Australia, Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada and Taiwan. Examples of ADP activities include support the improvement of education program through teacher training and improvement of education facilities; support the local farmers with improved farming and animal raising technique; behavior change programs focus in sanitation and access to clean water; ensure children and mother have access health services and well nourished. All programs are designed to ensure the improvement of child well being in the target areas.


World Vision also has other important programs focused on specific threats or hazards to the well being of Lao children, such as combating trafficking of children, disaster and emergency preparedness and relief.
The focus of all World Vision programs is improving child well being carried out through participatory partnerships with children, caregivers, communities, government, donor, and other organizations.

Current Opportunities

AHAN Administrative Officer

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

World Vision (WV) has recently been awarded an 11.1 million EUR grant from the European Union (EU) to lead a consortium of partners to implement their Accelerating Health Agriculture and Nutrition (AHAN) project under pillar three of the EU’s Partnership for Improved Nutrition in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). Consortium partners include World Vision Australia (lead) with 4 implementing partners: World Vision Laos, Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontière (AVSF), Green Community Development Association (GCDA) and the Burnet Institute.

Commencing on the 1st of October 2017, this 48 month project has the overall objective of creating supportive conditions for enhanced household (HH) nutrition through the following specific objectives:

1) Improved access to and availability of sufficient and/or diverse foods year round; 2) Improved dietary and care practices among Women of Reproductive Age and children under 5; 3) Reduced incidence of selected Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) related diseases/illnesses linked to undernutrition; 4) Improved gender equitable relations at the HH level, particularly in decision-making and distribution of workload; and 5) Strengthened multi-sector coordination and support for nutrition. The project will be implemented across three provinces and 12 districts of Lao PDR.

The Administrative Officer will be responsible for providing administrative and logistic support to project staff, including project manager. Responsible for coordination of the project drivers.

Objective 1 : Lead the logistics activities related to the AHAN project

  • Receive internal order forms, sort and group them;

  • Organize the purchases and ensure that the internal procedures are respected;

  • Do market assessment;

  • Ensure delivery to the programmes;

  • Ensure proper stock management.

  • Manage the base’s vehicle park and equipment:

  • Ensure follow-up of the fleet (repairs, maintenance, consumption) ;

  • Participate in planning what the vehicles are to be used for;

  • Ensure that the equipment is used properly

  • Manage the restoration and maintenance:

- Participate in the security management.

Objective 2 : Supervise the drivers team

- Draw up a work plan;

- Carry out appraisal interviews

- Provide technical support to the team if necessary.

Objective 3: Responsible for the administrative of the offices Salavan, Attapeu

  • Receives people visiting the office, and directs them to those concerned

  • To follow up relationship with the suppliers, and send them proof of payments done when required

  • To support the needs of booking, and quotations enquires

  • To respect ACF purchasing procedures when giving an advance and to report to the Log Administrator Coordinator if these procedures are not respected

  • If necessary to finalize the first draft of contracts with supplier and/or consultants with the collaboration of the Finance/Admin Manager

  • If necessary, to inform logistic department on the purchasing procedures and on the standard information needed on invoices

- To file all the documents related to administration and logistic in order, and respecting the procedure required by WV and by donors

Main responsibilities

  1. Oversee the Project Administrative functions include fixed Asset, Fleet, and Office facilities management to ensure efficient and consistent operations as the organization scales.

  2. Ensures for a proper coordination of Supply Chain business processes for an optimal interface between the supply chain and business units relates to the procurement and logistics functions

  3. Ensure all office facilities at Savannakhet, Salavan and Attapeu Office is in functioning working order, including office premises, training facilities, etc.

  4. Ensure all AHAN Project assets are registered and a proper approval were obtained prior to any movement of transfer or disposal.

  5. Ensure a proper monthly spending report of utilities, telephone, and occupancy of all offices completed and report accurately.

  6. Carry out any additional responsibilities as assigned by the Finance and Admin Team Lead

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  1. Bachelor’s degree (Administration, Business, or similar field).

  2. At least a University degree and 3 years’ experience in community development with a focus on logistic and administration

  3. Technical training and demonstrate knowledge on logistic and administration

  4. Good understanding of Lao Government policies, laws, and institutions and ability to work together with various stakeholders.

  5. Ability to identify and plan work strategically and to work to deadlines.

  6. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Lao.

  7. Ability to train others, ability to provide technical guidance and support to operation staff.

  8. Possess strong organizational, computer, and writing skills.

  9. Ability to function efficiently and effectively with little day-to-day supervision.

  10. Willingness to travel to the districts and villages on a frequent basis.

  11. Experience supporting logistic and administration in NGO context

Work Environment

The Administrative Officer will be based in Savannakhet with frequent field travel to target districts 20% of the time.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 29 August 2019, however applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

Talent and Leadership Director, VisionFund International

*Preferred position locations: London, Kenya, Federal Way-WA, USA or Monrovia, USA where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The role provides a strong mix of strategic and operational experience to VisionFund’s dedicated global staff. Developing leaders, high-potential talent and a highly effective workforce across the Network will be key to the success of the VisionFund strategy and Our Promise. Reporting to Global People & Culture and Governance Director, this role, together with the VFI executives, and in alignment with World Vision Talent Management strategy and processes, will be responsible for building Talent and Leadership strategies that are purpose-driven, performance-oriented, and principles-led.

The role will lead the development of Vision Fund’s leadership academy and Talent Management strategy to ensure VisionFund has a strong leadership pipeline and is able to attract and retain highpotential leaders with the necessary development support. Talent and Leadership strategies will support both strategic and operational effectiveness, they will foster a collective agile and learning culture where high potentials are enabled to thrive.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic and Operational Effectiveness:

  • Building a robust organizational leadership framework and core competencies scorecard to track and strengthen organizational capabilities.

  • Developing and maintain tools in order to align organizational needs and gaps.

  • Developing a talent strategy that identifies and cultivate a talent pool for the organisation of tomorrow organizational mindsets and behaviors.

  • Developing and collaborating with World Vision, VFI specific talent initiatives to foster succession planning and identify ‘high potential’ talent for longer term development planning.

  • Designing and implement an effective Talent Review processes to ensure VFI has the capability required to drive future strategic goals.

  • Forecasting future leadership needs and coordinating that with overall workforce planning.

  • Contribute to talent identification, leadership recruitment and selection.

Agile and Learning Culture:

  • Developing VisionFund’s leadership academy programme that fosters a high performing culture of excellence.

  • Influencing organisational culture and engagement by strengthening VisionFund’s brand and utilizing core competencies for staff and leaders.

  • Delivering on the diversity and inclusivity goals of organization to foster a learning culture, based on curiosity, engagement, insight and determination.

  • Developing and utilizing (already available) talent management and culture tools and practices that foster growth and collaboration between leaders.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Track record in designing and successfully implementing Talent Management and Review processes and resultant initiatives in complex international organizations.

  • Proven in the review of and establishment of leadership development frameworks across a ‘group’; functional and regional basis, building an ‘organizational way’ of leadership.

  • Strong expertise in learning and development and capacity development in complex organizational settings.

  • Senior HR executive with extensive experience in provide HR capability to senior executives, presidents/CEO’s and Boards.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, especially at Executive level.

  • High service / customer orientation and commercial mind-set.

  • Strong Cross-Cultural Communication, Facilitation, Coaching and development skills across major cultural areas.

  • Understanding of business needs and drivers and ability to deliver value added solutions.

  • Bias for action and capacity to deliver efficiently and effectively. Capability in project managing multiple complex strategies across a complex organization and multiple geographies.

  • Clear and positive Christian faith commitment and capacity to provide leadership and guidance in this area.

  • University degree in HR, Business or related field. A relevant Master’s degree would be considered desirable, coupled with extensive senior and executive level HR management.

  • Innovative and problem-solving skills and capacity to deliver under pressure; pragmatism; persistence.

  • Relevant field experience and understanding of the wider context within which VFI operates.

  • Related Global HR certification desirable.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Director – Global Fleet Management

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


PURPOSE OF POSITION:


World Vision is one of the world’s largest INGOs, with over 37,000 staff operating in nearly 100 countries. The organisation delivers humanitarian aid to populations in some of the most challenging and complex environments, transportation and fleet operations are critical to the delivering our programmes. World Vision has a diverse global fleet of well over 10,000 standard vehicles and an equal number of motorcycles, it also includes drilling rigs and water craft. The total fleet portfolio represents one of the largest asset groups in the organisation.

The ‘Director – Global Fleet Management (GFM)’ is the global leader responsible for developing and driving organizational fleet strategy and ensuring current industry practice is implemented in relation to the procurement, operation and disposal of World Visions fleet. The role holder will be expected to lead the GFM team in working collaboratively across the organisation to deliver agile and flexible ‘end to end’ transportation solutions for World Visions operations.

World Vision is committed to operating its global fleet resources safely, cost effectively and with a reduced environmental impact. The role has a particular focus on Fleet Safety, ensuring our drivers and vehicles operate safely in challenging contexts where our staff and vulnerable road users are at the greatest risk.


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:


Fleet Strategy & Practice Development:

  • Lead the development and implementation of global fleet management strategies. Ensuring Global Fleet Management (GFM) practices are in alignment with WV Fleet, Procurement and Financial policies and internationally accepted current practice.

  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders to ensure that the WV fleet strategy aligns with expected organisational outcomes and reflects the values and vison of WVI.


Strategic Fleet Management:

  • Provide leadership, operational guidance and support to the global fleet team (direct & matrix management). Ensuring GFM is providing end to end transport solutions as a trusted business partner to the wider organisation.

  • Develop Fleet Safety initiatives aimed at reducing harm to staff and vulnerable road users, with particular focus on fatal Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs).

  • Explore the development of road safety programme opportunities with donors & suppliers.

  • Drive continuous improvement and innovation in GFM frameworks. Develop quality assurance and performance metrics across fleet management systems and procedures.

  • Identify significant risks and organisational gaps in fleet current practice and develop appropriate mitigation plans to protect the fleet function. Ensure risks are communicated with Enterprise Risk Management (ERM).

  • Drive the development of adaptive, agile and dynamic fleet management solutions that focus on delivery at the ‘grass roots level’, employing appropriate change management techniques when required.

  • Develop technology solutions to monitor fleet assets, operational use and disposal.


Relationship Management:

  • Drive high standards and performance through setting clear direction and empowering and influencing others.

  • Regular liaison with senior Global Supply Chain (GSC) managers, Global Field Operations (GFO) regional & programme level managers.

  • Act as a strategic link for the promotion of sound fleet practice for National Offices, Regional Offices and Response operations.

  • Regularly liaise with the wider Fleet network on emerging issues and provide a conduit to escalate concerns to senior leaders.

  • Actively contribute to internal and external forums, working groups and networks related to fleet management.

  • Work closely with members of the Corporate Security team promoting mutual learning, support and accountability.


Capacity Building:

  • Develop appropriate workforce & succession planning that ensures the organisations ability to deliver transport solutions in fluid high risk environments.

  • Oversee the development and implementation of global capacity building plan for operational fleet management.

  • Engage with senior leaders to raise the awareness of fleet management protocols and practice.

  • Develop a professional culture of innovation, learning and mentoring. WVI should be seen as the ‘employer of choice’ for INGO fleet professionals.


Knowledge Management & Quality Assurance:

  • Promote alignment with WV Fleet Management Policy.

  • Drive the process of continuous learning on current international accepted practice in fleet management & analysis, identifying tools and processes that can be implemented into WV operations globally.

  • Encourage mutual learning on fleet management issues at a Regional and Global level.

  • Assist in the facilitation of and coordination of global fleet information sharing forum/network that promotes the embedding of sound fleet management practice into all layers of WV’s programmes.

  • Facilitate the documentation of best practice and contribute to the community of practice and centre of excellence.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:


  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification (Bachelor’s Degree or similar) in Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain, or general Business Management.

  • Recognised Industry Qualification in Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain (or Business Project Management experience).

  • Suitable transferable qualifications from Military, Government or Private Sector.

  • Significant senior management experience (8-10yrs) in Humanitarian Operations involving Fleet Management or Logistics would be considered.

  • Proven ability and experience (8-10yrs) in fleet management or logistics at a senior level across a large complex international organization, with strong change management experience.

  • Proven experience in Financial Cost Centre management.

  • Procurement, Supply Chain or Logistics experience.

  • Understanding of Humanitarian operations.

  • Proven experience in managing coaching and developing staff.


Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Recognised Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain Qualification (or Business Project Management experience).

  • Experience in fleet management optimization and sound understanding of the transport industry.

  • Previous experience in contract negotiation and supply arrangements with vehicle suppliers.

  • Experience in fleet management/operations within the Humanitarian sector.

  • Proven people leader with the ability to influence widely across a diverse organisation.

  • Previous experience in managing complex cost centers with Business analysis skills.

  • Proven business acumen and political savvy, must know how to get things done through formal and informal channels.

  • Skillful communicator with advanced influencing skills that can transcend boundaries and work effectively across all levels of a complex organization.

  • Ability to operate effectively and responsively in a fast changing, ambiguous environment and deal with high pressure situations calmly and with energy and resilience while managing multiple priorities and deadlines.


Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel internationally up to 35% of the time to potentially high risk operational areas.

  • Flexibility in work hours is expected.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE ROSTER

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

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

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

World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster is comprised of highly experienced and vetted humanitarian aid professionals available for short term, medium term, and long term emergency response assignments with World Vision. This roster allows World Vision to more rapidly identify and hire for key positions in its humanitarian response offices.

If selected, eligible applicants will first be fully vetted and then approved for the Emergency Response Roster. As vacancies arise in our humanitarian offices, roster members will be considered for employment opportunities.

If you have the required experience and would like to work with us helping protect lives, restore dignity, and renew hope, we’d love to hear from you.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements for all Emergency Response Roster Positions:

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

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

  • Experience directly managing staff during humanitarian emergency responses.

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

  • Demonstrated management of budgets in emergency response settings.

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

  • English proficiency; written and verbal.

  • Grant Acquisition Management experience in your personalized expertise.

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

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

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

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

  • Response Director

  • Operations Director

  • Programmes Strategy & Development Director

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

  • Communication and External Engagement Manager

  • Human Resources Manager

  • Support Services Manager

  • Finance Manager

  • Information Management Manager

  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Humanitarian Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager

  • Grant Acquisition and Management Manager

  • Cash Programming Manager/Specialist

  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Manager/Specialist

  • Health Manager/Specialist

  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager/Specialist

  • Nutrition Manager/Specialist

  • Education in Emergencies Manager/Specialist

  • Livelihoods Manager/Specialist

  • Protection Manager/Specialist

  • Child Protection ManManager/Specialist