World Vision International

Job Opportunities in Mexico

Current Opportunities

Project Director, World Vision Mexico

Purpose Of Position

The position of Project Director will be expected to lead and provide strategic leadership to the anticipated Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL, or the Department), cooperative agreement that aims to economically empower vulnerable women and girls.

The objective of the project is to reduce the risk of child labor, forced labor, and other violations of labor rights for vulnerable women and girls within the agricultural sector.

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Major Responsibilities

  • Manage proactive and responsive relationship with grant donor in close collaboration with World Vision National Office staff

  • Direct and oversee grant implementation, ensuring that all strategic objectives are met through proper design, staffing, implementation and quality assurance

  • Research new funding opportunities and develop and write funding proposals, if second phase of the grant or cost extension is planned

  • Supervise a team of senior level international and national staff with skills across a diverse set of technical areas

  • Ensure proper technical capacity of staff to manage complex donor-funded projects

  • Lead grant staff and short-term consultants

  • Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely accurate and professional reports that meet donor requirements

  • Manage grant/project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and SO staff.

  • Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocated as per assigned budget, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure low risk audits

  • Liaise with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate

  • Consistently look for more effective and efficient implementation methods and opportunities to increase impact

  • Participate and conduct on-going lessons learned with key staff and partners/sub-grantees

  • Liaise with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate

  • Participate, lead NGO – donor forum to represent WV, the project, and seek cooperation for joint advocacy opportunities

  • Escalate grant management issues early and openly; resolve grant management issues quickly and fully.

  • Provide spiritual leadership to the grants team. Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and daily devotional meetings.

  • Serve as primary liaison to [THE DONOR], local and national governmental authorities, local NGOs, community organizations, Facilitate learning of best practices on program’s technical areas. And other donor organizations.

  • Provide vision and strategic technical leadership for the project.

  • Close cooperation with NO GAM lead for implementation of the GAM objectives as well as close collaboration within the NO GAM Unit on donor positioning, lessons learned, grant health and quality improvements

  • Establish clear and frequent communication regarding program progress and oversight management with the donor.

Minimum Education, Training And Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of five years of experience in project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of cooperative agreement and/or contract requirements (including meeting deadlines, achieving targets, establishing and maintaining systems for managing project operations, working with multiple subgrantee(s) and/or contractor(s), and overseeing the preparation and submission of required reports to donor agencies), preferably in the country of implementation.

  • Experience establishing and maintaining systems for managing project operations.

  • Proven experience in a leadership role for a project addressing labor-related issues, including child labor, forced labor, or workplace exploitation.

  • Demonstrate the ability to maintain working relationships with all project stakeholders, and engages in coalition building and public-private partnership promotion.

  • Understanding of agricultural supply chains, gender mainstreaming, and/or women’s economic empowerment.

  • Proficiency with public speaking is preferred.

  • University and/or Master's Studies

  • Fluency in English and Spanish is required.

  • Must be directly hired by the recipient, not a subrecipient.

  • Must devote at least 90 percent level of effort

EMERGENCY RESPONSE ROSTER

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

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

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

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

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

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

Minimum Eligibility Requirements for all Emergency Response Roster Positions:

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

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

  • Experience directly managing staff during humanitarian emergency responses.

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

  • Demonstrated management of budgets in emergency response settings.

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

  • English proficiency; written and verbal.

  • Grant Acquisition Management experience in your personalized expertise.

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

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

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

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

  • Response Director

  • Operations Director

  • Programmes Strategy & Development Director

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

  • Communication and External Engagement Manager

  • Human Resources Manager

  • Support Services Manager

  • Finance Manager

  • Information Management Manager

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

  • Grant Acquisition and Management Manager

  • Cash Programming Manager/Specialist

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

  • Health Manager/Specialist

  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager/Specialist

  • Nutrition Manager/Specialist

  • Education in Emergencies Manager/Specialist

  • Livelihoods Manager/Specialist

  • Protection Manager/Specialist

  • Child Protection ManManager/Specialist