Job Opportunities with World Vision Mauritania

World Vision Mauritania has worked with the vulnerable children of Mauritania, their families and communities, since 1970.

Currently, World Vision Mauritania 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 1,118,000 children and adults benefit from World Vision Mauritania programmes, which currently operate in 4 provinces and cities throughout Mauritania.

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

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Chef de Projet Pessc II

WORLD VISION MAURITANIA

RECRUTE POUR SON BUREAU DE BOGHE

Vision Mondiale est un organisme d’aide à l’étranger des enfants ciblés pour leurs bien être.

POSITION : CHEF DE PROJET PESSC II

GRADE: 15

LOCALISATION : BOGHE

DUREE : 1 ans renouvelable

But du Poste : Assurer la gestion générale du projet en s’assurant que les ressources allouées au projet sont utilisées en alignement avec les politiques, standards et procédures de World Vision et ses bailleurs du fonds pour atteindre une performance du projet de qualité et (2) assurer un leadership sur la mise en œuvre effective d’un projet de renforcement et l’accompagnement des Organisations de la Société Civile dans le pôle d’activités de Boghé.

Responsibilites Majeur:

1-Assurer la planification, mise en œuvre, suivi et évaluation du projet conformément aux accords avec le donateur sur les plans d’action et les budgets pour assurer que le but et objectifs du projet sont atteints.

2- S’assurer de l’encadrement et accompagnement de Tenmiya avec la mise en œuvre de ses responsabilités du projet.

3-Faciliter le renforcement des compétences du personnel et les partenaires du projet avec le support du staff du Bureau National de World Vision pour un service de qualité et une amélioration des performances du projet.

4- Contrôler l’assurance qualité de la mise en œuvre des activités du projet de renforcement des OSC.

5-Assurer l’allocation efficiente et effective des ressources financiers et matériaux.

6- Créer et gérer les relations de partenariat avec le donateur (FED-PESCC) et les autres partenaires impliqués dans le projet, les communautés, les services techniques, et les associations locales pour leur participation à la mise en œuvre, au suivi, à l’évaluation et à la dissémination des résultats.

7- Préparer dans les délais et avec qualité les plans d’actions, les rapports de progrès (mensuels, trimestriels, mi-projet et fin-projet) et faire l’analyse des rapports financiers mensuels du projet et assurer la consistance avec les objectifs et leur soumission aux parties prenantes dans un délai opportun.

8-Organiser et participer dans des réunions avec les partenaires et/ou organisée par le bailleur de fonds

Autres Compétences/Attributs:

  • Effectuer les autres devoirs quand nécessaire

Qualifications : Education/Connaissance/Compétences Techniques et Expérience acquises à travers une combinaison d’éducation formelle ou informelle, expérience précédente, ou formation en cours d’emploi :

  • Qualification minimum nécessaires :

    • Master ou diplôme équivalent dans le domaine de gestion de projets, développement communautaire, sciences sociales ou autre domaine connexe.

    • Qualifications/ travaux de cours/ expériences au terrain liés au renforcement des Organisations de la Société Civile fortement souhaités.

  • Expérience :

    • Minimum 4 à 5 ans d’expérience dans les activités d’encadrement de la Société Civile

    • Minimum 3 ans d’expérience dans la gestion de programmes/projets.

  • Connaissances et Compétences Techniques :

  • Compétences en informatique

  • Compétences interpersonnelles et de leadership

  • Capacité démontrée de suivi et direction

  • Expériences dans la Gestion de Partenariat

  • Connaissance des bailleurs publics, leur financement et leurs attentes

  • Compétences de planification et organisation

  • Capacité de maintenir les relations effectives de travail avec le staff, public et autres parties prenantes de tous niveaux

  • Connaissance d’au moins 2 langues locales de la zone d’exécution du projet

Environnement de Travail / Conditions :

  • Environnement de travail : Basé au bureau avec voyages fréquents au terrain

  • Voyages : 20% Domestique/voyage international est aussi requis.

Director, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

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

To achieve this, the position is responsible for:

  • Leading the team.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Initiating and participating in global and departmental initiatives.

  • Being a thought leader on broader Partnership financial management.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

This involves:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lead the annual Chargeback setting process, by:

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Designing the process.

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

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

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

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

  • Communicating outcomes of the process to stakeholders.

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

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

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

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

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

Leadership and Management:

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

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

Other duties as requested:

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / Finance.

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

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

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

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

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

  • Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant or equivalent.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • MBA preferred.

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

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

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

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills.

  • Excellent project management skills.

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

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

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

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

  • Experience in developing and implementing process improvement initiatives.

  • Cost centre management.

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

Work Environment/Travel:

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

National Director, WV Mauritania

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The National Director (ND) will strategically lead, develop and direct the implementation of all aspects of World Vision's ministry in Mauritania.

In performing this role, the ND will be an effective leader locally, an effective member of the partnership and will model the organization’s principles of Twin Citizenship to ensure high ministry quality and overall organizational effectiveness. The ND as a leader will contribute to partnership life and unity, by acting as both a local and global representative of the organization.

The ND will lead the team to achieve the country's strategy in alignment with Our Promise II for effective operations and participate in and implement directional shifts of the organization, such as the ensuring that Mauritania program has capacity to execute global strategy particularly the strategic agenda for fragile contexts and development and management of grants and PNS.

The ND will ensure the country's operations and operating model maintain the Partnership's focus on Child Well Being (CWB) Objectives and Aspirations as they apply in that specific country context, maximizing the impact in the field while maintaining efficiency as wise steward of entrusted resources.

The ND will collaborate effectively with other partnership offices and divisions to achieve local and organizational goals especially focusing on external engagement and new resource mobilization.

Externally, the ND will foster collaboration with major donors, project partners, local government, Church representatives, faith-based organizations and non-governmental organizations, serving according to given Power of Attorney.

In doing so, the leader will maximize stewardship, effectiveness and efficiency of costs and operating models and will ensure risk management and mitigation, including security context.

The ND will model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity through lifestyle and work relationships to be a fine exemplar of the organizations Christian faith. The ND will lead by example and provide spiritual guidance to staff on the Vision, Mission and WV Core Values.

The ND will ensure the implementation of a Faith & Development strategy and operations plan that is appropriate for country context. Ensure that the office leadership is capable to work in interfaith contexts. Participate and lead regular devotional meetings and provide spiritual nurture and care to the staff.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the Mauritania team and assure new strategy implemented and aligned to Our Promise II.

  • Oversee the implementation of the new Strategy for Mauritania as well as COVID 19 Response plan.

  • Ensure WV Mauritania's readiness to move forward with the child sponsorship funding model (CSFM).

  • Ensure that WV Mauritania's performance continues to improve (sponsorship, financial management, safeguarding, grant management, audit, risk management).

  • Resources mobilization: Increase external engagement with donors and ensure that WV Mauritania is well positioned to access and secure limited resources that are available from donors in the country.

  • Business processes: ensure key business processes are reviewed and improved as needed.

  • Risk management: ensure key risks identified have risk mitigation plans and are managed successfully.

  • Faith & Development: Adhere strictly to the Witness for Jesus and new F&D partnership policies. Ensure that WV's Christian identity is understood amongst staff and key stakeholders.

Deliver on Child Well-being Aspirations/Objectives and Targets:

  • Collaborate and build coalitions to catalyze movements for children’s well-being, locally and globally.

  • Align and influence national strategic mandates and priorities with global priorities for child wellbeing.

  • Champion increased and enriched connections between children, communities and supporters, for an increasingly vibrant, authentic and engaging experience among them.

  • Lead champions for innovative approaches to organizational services, processes and systems.

  • Be a credible advocate for children and champion efforts for child rights, mobilizing change at every level by lifting the voices of local children, youth and their communities.

  • Ensure that the National Office (NO) functions in a contextualized, complementary, sensitive and cohesive manner. The core values, principles of interdependence and twin citizenship enhance the relevance of WV ministry and its distinct contribution to national development as well as guide the contribution it makes to the Partnership.

Grow and Leverage Yield to Ministry:

  • Ensures systems are in place so that projects are managed on time and on budget in achieving the desired impact on CWB.

  • Set up a structure and budget that supports the Ministry and is aligned with the strategy, while keeping adequate efficiency ratio to be competitive in the humanitarian industry.

  • In dialogue with GC and Region provide support / leadership for development and execution of shared support services in specific areas of ministry and functions, based out of the country and serving the entire partnership or region.

Increase and Diversify Funding Portfolio:

  • Build and maintain sustainability through diversified revenue growth in alignment with agreed targets across the program in Mauritania.

  • Provide leadership for Development of strategy for grants acquisition and management performance within NO, ensure that grants are strategically aligned to NO priorities and consider the competitive landscape.

Achieve Operational and Stewardship Excellence:

  • Lead the development and execution of the country strategy through programme approaches and operating plans with clear, measurable short-term and long-term targets.

  • Ensure country strategy is aligned with Regional and WV global strategic priorities.

  • Ensure organizational sustainability by ongoing predictive success planning (funding, Ministry, organizational development, leadership pipeline).

  • Ensure that key Ministry and support functions are strategically aligned and appropriately included in the NO strategy.

  • Ensure effective stewardship and accountability of WV resources, finances and people, consistent with performance standards established by the NO Board of Directors.

  • Promote and model high level of transparency, integrity and zero tolerance to fraud.

  • Have overall responsibility for assessment of risks and the development of risk management planning to mitigate risks to NO operations, staff, assets and programmes.

  • Ensure organizational compliance to the "country" Government standards and laws for WV operations in the country.

Recruit, Motivate, Equip, Lead and Retain Capable Staff:

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

  • Demonstrate Christ-centered servant leadership amongst WV staff and diverse partners.

  • Demonstrate strong conviction and ability to work in ecumenical and inter-faith contexts.

  • Inspire staff to support Christian identity, commitments and witness (including incarnational living).

  • Build and promote culture that is sustainable for growth and high performance.

  • Build sustainability through the growth and development of NO people and leadership capability.

  • Lead in a way that facilitates a high performance culture, open trustworthy relationships and integrity; promotes a culture of learning and development, employee engagement, servant leadership and good stewardship of human capital in the office.

  • Build organizational culture, which leverages respect, value and promotes gender, age and ethnic diversity.

  • Contribute to the global pool of workforce of WV Partnership by sourcing, recruiting or building committed, competent talents from within the MRT Program.

  • Provide level of organizational leadership that we enable a good transition into and implementation of the new management structure for Mauritania.

Twin Citizenship and Partnering – external and Partnership:

  • Act as a Twin Citizen ensuring that National Office participates in global processes and decisions and allocates resources and talent where most needed, Partnership wide.

  • Contribute to the Partnership, understand its systems and priorities, act as a global leader and a Twin Citizen.

  • Source best practices and strategic services available Partnership wide, be aware of, and apply relevant innovative approaches.

  • Promote social entrepreneurship by pursuing innovative solutions to social problems, acting boldly and proactively sourcing required resources and not constrained by resources currently in hand.

Build proactive external relationship with local government leaders, donors, church leaders, private corporations for the following purposes:

Social entrepreneurship.

  • Advocacy agenda - promote policy change for improved child well-being.

  • Donor relations for acquisition of resources and policy influence.

  • Enable and support programs in the country by government agencies at all levels.

  • Media relations; Ensure that WV and Child Well-Being agenda are promoted appropriately.

  • Represent /the office/ engage and build strategic alliances with the Government of /the country/, board, major donor agencies, WV Partnership, non-governmental agencies, churches and media.

  • Strategically position WV as a credible and trustworthy national and global partner.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

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

  • At least 8 years’ experience overseeing a large Government grant, its acquisition and donor engagement.

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

  • Knowledge of LEAP cycle and Transformational Development Indicators is preferred.

  • Experience in fund raising in general and generating local revenue in particular, Advocacy and public relations and leading or working with advisory boards.

  • Track records of strong people management (leadership) skills.

  • Ability to manage a remote team.

  • Ability to present persuasively to Senior Leadership Team, staff, donors, NGO’s, government officials, community leaders and other stakeholders.

  • Demonstrating experience of living and working in fragile context (economic, social, weather, security, etc.

  • Experience with Humanitarian industry and World vision will be preferred.

  • Experience in combining slow and fast onset programs. Ability to juggle emergency response with long-term transformational development.

  • Work experience in the Sahel in West Africa is a must .

  • Understanding of the socio-cultural religious context is a must as well as hostile environment security awareness.

  • French language is a must.

  • Arabic would be a plus.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English and French.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

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

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

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

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

Work Environment/Travel:

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

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