Job Opportunities with World Vision Lebanon

World Vision Lebanon has worked with the vulnerable children of Lebanon, their families and communities, since 1975.

Currently, World Vision Lebanon has a commitment to bring hope and help to children and communities in the country through a range of holistic, integrated projects that promote change and improve well-being. Every year, about 300,000 children and adults benefit from World Vision Lebanon’s programmes, which currently operate in five regions throughout Lebanon.

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

Project Officer-Cash (WFP)-Bekaa

JOB PURPOSE

The purpose of the position is to ensure day to day implementation of projects tasks: 1) commodity distributions; 2) data gathering through household visits and focus group discussions; 3) monitoring activities

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITES

% of time

Activity

End Results

50%

Ensure Implementation and Coordination

  • Implement assigned tasks as per the weekly detailed distribution and data gathering implementation plan;

  • Comply and abide by WV best practices and donor regulations in distributions and data gathering;

  • Inform the team leader of any deviations from the planned activities;

  • Purchase items in line with the budget and instructions given by the Project Coordinator;

  • Ensure data gathering through phone calls or household visits.

All project deliverables are met within the agreed time-frame and budget in compliance with donor regulations, WVs and international best practices;

20%

Handle Commodities distribution

  • Ensure that beneficiaries sign or thumbprint against their names on the beneficiary lists/cards and PINs receipts as proof that E-CARDS/PINS ration have been received.

  • Support team leader in ensuring that all distribution supporting documents are in place (issuance note, return note, Daily distribution report…).

  • Support team leader in preparing daily distribution reports as per donor and WV required templates.

  • Report any issues/challenges faced at field level to team leader.

  • Make sure to refer any protection case to team leader

Commodities are properly managed and distributed according to the plan.

10%

Handle Reporting, Recording and support in Proposal Development

  • Deliver high quality, accurate and timely daily reports;

  • File all relevant project documents in line with WVs requirements for project auditing;

  • Track task progress in line with the established tracking system;

  • Handle stock (pins and cards) in line with WVs policies;

  • Conduct data gathering for project amendments and proposals;

Proper reporting, documentation and filing system are in place in line with donor and WVLs standards and regulations.

15%

Monitoring, Accountability and Protection Mainstreaming:

  • Conduct shop monitoring and or adhoc visits as per donor request.

  • Conduct training for merchants at field level based on needs and project requirements on beneficiaries services, e-cards handling, POS operating, hygiene and food safety etc.

  • Ensure the retailers are fully equipped with the required equipment to carry out the transactions and the equipment are kept in working conditions.

  • Conduct phone call investigations for beneficiaries facing issues with e-cards and PINs.

  • Support actions to address beneficiary feedback;

  • Actively participate in lessons learned session for the project;

Ensure proper monitoring of the projects and enhance accountability and protection in project activities.

5%

Perform other duties as required

  • Attend and participate in WVLs spiritual nurture and other organizational events

  • Responsible of own security and actively contribute to a positive security culture

  • Report CP incidents as per the safeguarding policy guidelines.

  • Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any incidents or breaches to line manager and / or security manager

  • Perform other duties as assigned by Line Manager

KNOWLEDGE/QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE ROLE

Required Professional Experience

  • Experience in commodity, card and pin distributions;

  • Experience in data gathering at household level and focus group discussions;

  • A minimum of 1 year experience in the NGO sector in distributions and data gathering;

Required Education,

training, license,

registration, and

certification

  • High School completion certificate.

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

  • A valid driver’s license (more than 1 year old);

Preferred Knowledge

and Qualifications

N/A

Travel and/or

Work Environment

Requirement

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

Physical

Requirements

Language

Requirements

Project Officer-WVG-Bekaa

JOB PURPOSE

The purpose of the position is to coordinate and support in the management of the Education project in Bekaa area and ensure that interventions are implemented based on standards and donor compliance.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITES

% of time

Activity

End Results

45%

Facilitate project’s implementation

  • Ensure and follow up with the project coordinator that all aspects of the project’s daily management are met, including logistics, administration, security, visibility, community and beneficiaries’ liaison, evidence generation, coordination and risk management.

  • Follow up on the project management tools (including but not limited to reports, DIP, Logframe, ITT, SOPs, financial tracking, programmatic process flows)

  • Ensure that project activities are implemented in good quality based on the project/s outcomes and taking into consideration the local context

  • Follow-up with the team members that all tool developed by the MEAL team are updated and filled on a regular basis.

  • Support the Project coordination in the production of high quality narrative reports in a timely manner and based on the agreed template and processes.

  • Monitor the implementation and progress of the project(s) according to approved stated objectives, plan of action, and record progress by working closely with the MEAL unit and project coordinator.

  • Keep a close coordination with education and CP project coordinators and team leaders in order to refer children in their programs.

  • Conduct various field visits to the different areas of operations to monitor and supervise the progress of the work periodically and report to the project coordinator.

  • Support the project coordinator in developing the project action plan; monitor its implementation and send monthly planning to the Project Coordinator, beginning of each month.

  • Follow up on the lessons learned, risks and innovation, and make sure that they are well documented and shared with the program team.

  • Ensure compliance with donor and World Vision’s policies and technical tools set in place

Projects activities are implemented as per the developed action plan

15%

Mobilize partners and Build relationships / capacities of related stakeholders

  • Support the Project Coordinator in the identification and mobilization of partners according to WVL’s partnership guidelines.

  • Support the Project Coordinator in maintaining healthy partnership with local partners.

  • Assist in the provision of appropriate capacity building for the local partners, animators and / or volunteers and parents working in the sector related projects to ensure GBV/Child protection prevention and response are adequately addressed across sectors and humanitarian interventions.

Strong network is built and the capacities of animators and partners is built

10%

Ensure child & adult safeguarding

  • Identify safety issues and follow-up with the coordinator on the safety and security of the chosen locations

  • Ensure that the project staff complies with WVL’s child & adult safeguarding policy and code of conduct including PSEA core principles.

Children attending the activities are protected and safe

20%

Handle reporting, filing & tracking

  • Provide Input to the project coordinator on the donor’s reports in relation to progress of caregivers and children attending WV’s programmes.

  • Ensure that a monthly operational progress reports is developed with the teachers

  • Support in the completion of the required information in activity info as per the deadlines.

  • Ensure proper filing is done regarding every case, field visit and meeting. Report must be written mentioning major points in addition to recommendations and follow-up plan.

  • Support the project coordinator in the development of various project reports.

  • Maintain and keep daily records of the means of verification including attendance sheets, pre/post-tests, minutes of meetings and evaluation documents are in place.

  • Provision of, and keeping track of the referrals, weekly reports, notes and plan.

  • Follow up on Referral Tracking sheet on a monthly basis.

  • Follow up on the important records and correspondences related to the PSS/CP interventions.

  • Ensure the proper documentation of data collected (hard and soft copies) during children and parents sessions (attendance sheets, permission slips, parental consent, referrals etc.)

  • Monitor and report on quality of sessions in line with WVL monitoring and reporting frameworks.

Progress reports are done and submitted as per the required deadline

5%

Handle logistics responsibilities as necessary

  • Prepare and update the list of items to be purchased on a monthly basis

  • Ensure that the needed material and logistics of the determined locations are taking place.

  • Handle project’s procurement needs according to the developed procurement plan as assigned by the project coordinator

  • Follow up on all the procurement requests. Make sure that they are submitted on a timely basis to facilitate timely implementation of field activities, and adhering to both WVI and donor requirements in meeting the project objectives.

All administrative and logistics matters are followed up on to ensure timely implementation of activities

5%

Perform other duties as required

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

  • Responsible of own security and actively contribute to a positive security culture

  • Report CP incidents as per the safeguarding policy guidelines.

  • Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any incidents or breaches to line manager and / or security manager

  • Perform other duties as assigned by Line Manager

KNOWLEDGE/QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE ROLE

Required Professional Experience

  • 1-2 years’ experience in project implementation, monitoring and report writing

  • Previous experience in education projects

  • Computer literate mainly in Microsoft Office package.

Required Education,

training, license,

registration, and

certification

  • Bachelor degree in a social sciences related field, (education , social work, counselling, specialized education) or an equivalent of relevant Education experience of 2-3 years;

Preferred Knowledge

and Qualifications

  • Experience in working the education sector.

  • Candidates must have knowledge in working with children.

  • Knowledge of safety issues concerning infants and children.

  • Good interpersonal skills and cross-cultural sensitivity.

  • Positive attitude with a willingness to learn.

  • Ability to cope and work under pressure.

  • Well-organized, self-motivated and ability to work in a team.

  • Ability to work in difficult and high risk situations

  • Willing to travel within the region approximately 60% of time.

  • Familiar with core principles of Children Rights, Participation, Do No Harm, Community and Family Support as well as Children Protection Minimum Standards.

Travel and/or

Work Environment

Requirement

  • 85% field work and 15% Office work.

  • Position requires availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours occasionally.

  • Position requires willingness and ability to continue to function during a crisis, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster.

Physical

Requirements

Willing to travel within Lebanon with a valid driver’s license

Language

Requirements

Outreach Facilitator-Bekaa

JOB PURPOSE

The purpose of the position is to contribute to the implementation of the Education and Children in Crisis projects through facilitating community engagement interventions and through mobilizing and sensitizing the community on issues pertaining to Child Protection (CP).

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITES

% of time

Activity

End Results

60%

Conduct community outreach tasks

  • Conduct meetings with key stakeholders to engage them about the project interventions and agree on their contributions in project activities.

  • Collect data for the mapping of available educational, health and protection services available.

  • Identify potential beneficiaries to the relevant projects as per the criteria set.

  • Disseminate information related to services for Syrian refugees based on the mapping.

  • Distribute leaflets with early learning, education, health and protection services available to Syrian and Lebanese children in the area.

  • Distribute CP and other related material as per the project plan.

  • Mobilize communities to participate in social cohesion events at the end of each project cycle

  • Participate and collaborate in other activities (recreational, psychosocial, awareness and non-formal education) conducted in the center when needed

  • Support committee members and parents to prepare peer to peer sessions and share their knowledge with other parents

  • Conduct Homeschooling and Positive parenting sessions targeting parents with support from refugee outreach volunteers

  • Establish community based groups jointly under the supervision of the team leader and monitor regular follow-up to strengthen their role at community level.

  • Support in the capacity building of community based groups and ensure smooth flow of information with world vision and provide them with the support needed to perform their role at community level.

  • Support in the successful organization of community engagement events under the guidance of the team leader and the project coordinator.

10%

Ensure children’s safety and protection

  • Identify referral cases following the set internal protocol.

  • Identify key protection issues or threats affecting children and communities and raise them according to the established protocols.

  • Identify children in need of tailored support to specific institutions/service providers (health services, other NFE programmes, PSS services) and refer the cases though the established protocols.

25%

Handle tracking, reporting on activities and filing

  • File all project means of verifications (MOV) including attendance sheets, pre/post-tests, minutes of meetings, and evaluation documents are in place.

  • Enter project related MOV into the system.

  • File and archive specific forms for referrals.

  • Ensure weekly reporting are taking place while ensuring confidentiality, accuracy and timeliness.

File in the Referral Tracking sheet on a monthly basis

5%

Perform other duties as required

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

  • Responsible of own security and actively contribute to a positive security culture

  • Report CP incidents as per the safeguarding policy guidelines.

  • Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any incidents or breaches to line manager and / or security manager

  • Perform other duties as assigned by Line Manager

KNOWLEDGE/QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE ROLE

Required Professional Experience

  • One year experience in a similar related job.

  • Experience in project implementation, monitoring and report writing.

  • Skills in working with people of all ages and social groups

  • High integrity in social interactions

  • Skilled at working with local communities and authorities

Required Education,

training, license,

registration, and

certification

Bachelor degree in a social development related field, (psychology, sociology, social sciences/humanities, specialized education or social animation) is preferable

Preferred Knowledge

and Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a sense of responsibility

  • Understanding of policies concerning Child Protection

  • Willing to travel within the Area of intervention approximately 60% of time.

  • Knowledge of the psychosocial guidelines and approaches related to emergency context (MHPSS IASC guidelines, PFA principles, etc.).

  • Familiar with core principles of Children Rights, Participation, Do No Harm, Community and Family Support as well as Children in Emergencies minimum standards.

Travel and/or

Work Environment

Requirement

  • 85% field work and 15% Office work.

  • Position requires availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours occasionally.

  • Position requires willingness and ability to continue to function during a crisis situation, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster.

Physical

Requirements

Grants Acquisition & Management Lead

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The purpose of this position is to proactively drive the consolidation, expansion and quality implementation of World Vision’s humanitarian response and development programming in Lebanon.

Under the direction of the Program Quality and Development Director, the Program Manager will lead the Resource Acquisition and Management Unit to:

  1. Support WVL in resource acquisition and diversification, as it gradually transitions from relief to longer-term programming through the evolution of designs and the selection of project models

  2. Lead the writing of proposals for all donor funded grant opportunities in partnership with technical specialists, field ops, ELA and finance

  3. Ensure holistic, quality design across all funding streams according to prioritised child well-being objectives, national level pathways of change, appropriate and contextualised project models and evidence-based practices, and indicators for sustainability

  4. Help develop partnerships with national stakeholders and organizations to ultimately enhance WVL’s position and reputation vis-à-vis donors, national and international stakeholders and local communities.

  5. Ensure WVL’s funding income aligns with its strategic goals and objectives and provides the means for growth.

  6. Liaise internally with the World Vision Partnership and with external stakeholders, and ensure all World Vision’s programs and proposals maintain high standards, in line with World Vision and international standards.

  7. To provide leadership on overall grants management, including oversight of the grants management cycle, ensuring consistent quality programmatic application across the WVL 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected

40%

Resource diversification Strategy Development

Lead the development/maintenance and roll out of a Resource Acquisition and Management (RAM) strategy or plan in line with WVL National Office (NO) Strategy

Lead the National Office RAM unit by ensuring mature leadership by example and by providing capacity building and coaching to each RAM unit team member

To ensure pro-active interaction and coordination with all other WVL departments and field operation teams to maximize synergy effects, support quality design of proposals, as well as facilitate solid and comprehensive grants management and compliance procedures.

Develop in collaboration with the National Office team a RAM plan, grant forecasting plans and annual growth plan for Relief and development Portfolios in line with WVL strategy

The RAM strategy is in place and is aligned with the NO strategy and regularly updated

RAM unit is established and functional

Grants acquisition, management and compliance processes are well in place and functioning.

RAM Plan, business plan and Grants Growth charts are in place and regularly updated

30%

Resource Acquisition/Internal and external liaison

Preposition and engage with internal and external donors/stakeholders based on the RAM business plan

Develop a Partnership strategy with local and international stakeholders and organizations based on strategic priorities

Engage with Support Offices (SOs) on RAM strategy objectives

Provide support to the WVL team’s and departments when needed in engaging with and developing individual donor relations

Liaise/partner with Middle East and Eastern Europe (MEER) Resource Development Unit (RDU) for grant lessons learned, capacity building and regional alignments

WVL is well informed about available opportunities and is able to partner with relevant stakeholders successfully

Relationships with donors/partners are strengthened and WVL becomes a partner of choice

SO’s are well informed and aware of WVL funding objectives and supportive

WVL NO and field teams are able to interact successfully with donors and stakeholders coordinated by the RAM unit

WVL grants portfolio is well presented and understood within the region

20%

Grant Management

Supervise Grant Compliance and ensure grants management tools are in place, followed and functional according to standards

Grants reporting is up to date and timely in line with donor expectations and deadlines

Facilitate Go-No-Go decisions for new grants and opportunities

Grant compliance issues are prevented and oversight of grants performance in place

Quality and timely grants reporting is ensured at all times

RAM actively prepares and facilitates all Go / No-Go decision by the GAM committee

7%

Capacity Building of Self and Staff along with Team Management

Familiarize one’s self on WV’s grant processes (i.e. Grant minimum standards and Proposal Pro online tool, and build GAM capacity of/ transfer knowledge to technical and field staff and Field)

Effectively manage the performance of direct reports ensuring performance agreements, regular performance reviews, and annual appraisal are done. Ensure optimization of subordinates’ potentials through coaching, on-the-job training, and capacity building

Senior Leadership staff report having enough and relevant information from the RAM unit to drive strategic decisions

Staff performance discussions are done regularly and development plans are documented and implemented

3%

Perform Other duties as required

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

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

  • Responsible of own security and actively contribute to a positive security culture.

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

Perform other duties as assigned by the Line Manager

100%

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Post graduate university degree in social sciences, international development or equivalent

  • Knowledge of the program management cycle – design, monitoring and evaluation

  • Excellent written & spoken English. Arabic language is preferred

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, representation and negotiation skills;

  • Excellent analytical and writing (English) skills

  • Sound planning, time management and administrative skills

  • Ability to work under pressure, in a team, and for long hours if required

  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PPT and DB Software

  • Strong interest and understanding of issues related to poverty, civil society, health, child & youth development and humanitarian and emergency affairs

  • High sense of responsibility and attention to detail

  • Proven track record of coaching and capacity building

  • Cross cultural sensitivity and thorough understanding of the local context, cultural and political situation

  • Knowledge of several donor regulations

  • 5 years of experience in Grants Acquisition and Management

  • Experience in working in culturally diverse setting

  • Experience in working in Humanitarian and/or development

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

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

  • Full adherence to security protocols

  • Motivated and goal orientated

  • Ability to work both autonomously and in a team

WVG Team Leader-Bekaa

JOB PURPOSE

The purpose of the position is to contribute to the project’s outcomes through using professional social skills and seeking the optimal child protection services to the children benefiting from the project.

This position is also responsible to supervise casual workers who will be giving sessions to ECE children, CBPSS children and caregivers.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITES

% of time

Activity

End Results

50%

Ensure Implementation of education and CP activities

  • In close collaboration with the technical team, assure quality educational and child protection services by regularly observing the remote or face to face sessions conducted with children or parents.

  • Provide information, resources, and guidance to casual workers on matters pertaining to early childhood education and psychosocial support.

  • In close collaboration with the technical team and the project coordinator, provide casual workers with educational resources; helping them develop strategies that help children and parents improve their well being.

  • Work with Education & CP technical officers to analyse reports and plan for program improvement based on outcomes data.

  • Participate in program planning by offering suggestions for improvements, engaging in discussions, planning and implementing new directions.

  • Submission of a monthly report related to the progress of the work to the coordinator

  • Document and share lessons learned with the coordinator.

  • Review and monitor weekly lesson plans prior to implementation and provide feedback to casual workers.

  • Meet online with the casual workers on a weekly basis to discuss progress and challenges.

  • Communicate emerging educational and CP issues to the project coordinator on an ongoing basis, and submit regular monitoring report summarizing the updates.

  • Submit all required reports in a timely manner.

20%

Handle Casual Workers management

  • Monitor time attendance of Casual Workers and address any issues related to attendance and punctuality with related team members. Confer with the casual worker as needed, regarding regular and punctual attendance.

  • Establish and maintain work schedules that meet program goals and objectives Recognize and share casual workers’ accomplishments and foster positive staff morale.

  • Provide appropriate feedback and support to enhance job performance and address performance or behavioural issues when they arise.

25%

Handle tracking, reporting on activities and filing and Ensure children’s safety and protection

  • Assist in the closing of files by ensuring that all information is complete and organized according to the file checklist.

  • Collect data on the activities organized and ensure that all the relevant forms are daily filled

  • Ensure all project means of verifications (MOV) including but not limited to attendance sheets, distribution lists, teachers’ plans, etc. are kept as required.

  • Enter all project related MOVs into the system.

  • Ensure that filling and archiving of specific forms for referrals and weekly reporting are taking place while observing confidentiality, accuracy and timeliness.

  • Support the project coordinator in the development of different project reports.

  • Ensure that the Referral Tracking sheet is filled on a monthly basis and is sent to the relevant focal person.

  • Identify referral cases following the set internal protocol.

  • Identify key protection issues or threats affecting children and communities and raise them according to the established protocols.

  • Identify children in need of tailored support to specific institutions/service providers (health services, other NFE programmes, PSS services) and refer the cases though the established protocols.

5%

Perform other duties as required

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

  • Responsible of own security and actively contribute to a positive security culture

  • Report CP incidents as per the safeguarding policy guidelines.

  • Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any incidents or breaches to line manager and / or security manager

  • Perform other duties as assigned by Line Manager

KNOWLEDGE/QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE ROLE

Required Professional Experience

  • 2 year of proven experience in implementation of Education/Child Protection/Protection programming; human rights and/or advocacy work.

  • Good understanding of best practices and strategies in protection and Education programming (protection monitoring, GBV, Child protection, ECCD);  

  • Knowledge of the psychosocial guidelines and approaches related to emergency context (MHPSS IASC guidelines, PFA principles, etc.).

  • Familiar with core principles of Children Rights, Participation, Do No Harm, Community and Family Support as well as Children in Emergencies minimum standards.

  • Proven experience in community mobilization;

  • Proven experience working in emergency settings;  

  • Experience in implementing projects through local partners and providing direct technical support to local organizations;  

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, effective in representation and liaison with external parties;  

  • Good Communication and interpersonal skills with ability to network and negotiate with partners and government bodies.

  • Ability to work in and contribute to dynamic team operating in a fragile environment

Required Education,

training, license,

registration, and

certification

  • University degree or higher education relevant to Social Studies, Education, Protection, Development Studies human rights, law or other relevant fields;

  • Good computer literacy in Microsoft Office package (incl. Excel), and holder of a valid driver’s license.  

Preferred Knowledge

and Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a sense of responsibility

  • Understanding of policies concerning Child Protection

  • Willing to travel within the Area of intervention approximately 60% of time.

  • Knowledge of the psychosocial guidelines and approaches related to emergency context (MHPSS IASC guidelines, PFA principles, etc.).

  • Familiar with core principles of Children Rights, Participation, Do No Harm, Community and Family Support as well as Children in Emergencies minimum standards.

Travel and/or

Work Environment

Requirement

  • Field and Office based

  • Position requires availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours occasionally.

  • Position requires willingness and ability to continue to function during a crisis situation, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster.

Physical

Requirements

Language

Requirements

Good written and spoken English. Knowledge of Arabic language is necessary.

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. Budgets can vary, and can be $10 to $30 million during

the initial three months, and up to $100 million annually. 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.