World Vision International

Job Opportunities in Mongolia

World Vision first began emergency relief work in Mongolia in 1993, after a severely cold winter known as dzud. In 1995, World Vision Mongolia opened its national office in Ulaanbaatar city.

Now after nearly 16 years, World Vision Mongolia implements its projects through 34 Area Development Programmes in Ulaanbaatar and in 17 rural communities across the country.

Setting five priorities in the field, World Vision programmes focus on healthy living, child and family well-being, economic resilience, environmental improvement and child sponsorship, with the aim of achieving transformational development.

Current Opportunities

Project Officer for Climate Resilient Innovative Shelter

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The purpose of the position is to create an opportunity for the most vulnerable children to live in a healthy and safe environment with their parents and guardians. Safe & secure family environment provided by climate resilience, innovative, eco-friendly, cost effective solution gifting new shelters to needy families' children. Most vulnerable family wellbeing & secure income generation opportunities always ensure with key partners through engagement & shared responsibility. 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

More focused on Area Program & the project target area beneficiary and following main activities

  • Identify the housing needs of vulnerable households with transitioned children

  • Local Governors & Partners supportive relationship for identified the Most Vulnerable Households

  • Provide Shelter to a or the vulnerable household with transitioned children as an emergency response

  • Ensure parents /caregivers/ children participating in the Area Program intervention

  • Reflection & Monitoring for Special Project the Most Vulnerable Households

Innovative Shelter solution new technology & pilot

  • Study Shelter New solution for Eco friendly

  • Study solar heating system solution

  • Small housing solution study instead of Ger

Advocacy & Collaboration

  • Join the existing network for ensuring children wellbeing that relates to our strategy

  • Contribute to Policy gap analysis and policy dialogue.

  • Support organizing national level influential events

  • Engage children and community in a local level social accountability system

  • Support implementing Citizen Voice of Actions tools

Grants acquisition and engagement

  • Support Grant Acquisition Management team on preposition and writing proposal

  • Seek innovative ideas for the respective technical sector based on donors interest

Self-Development

  • Demonstrate high commitment to World Vision’s Core Values in the approach to work and relationships

  • Join a different cross functional team to learn and contribute

  • Spend time to connect WV Central Community of Practice

  • Practice spirituality to leave out Christian faith with boldness and humility

  • Attend the number of different training internally and externally as required

  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the manager

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Minimum education, training, and experience requirements to qualify for the position

Education

  • A university degree in Construction, Social science, Economics and, or Agriculture, or social work or any field related subject.

Experience

  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience on Livelihood Program/ projects

  • Experience in working in rural or remote areas

  • Experience in leading Resilience and Livelihoods training workshops

  • Work experience with Government/ International Non-Government Organizations/Local Civil Society

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong understanding of social welfare systems, community based social protection programs, resilience & livelihood in other sectors

  • Good understanding of program cycle management including project planning design, monitoring evaluation

  • Excellent training and capacity building skills: demonstrated by a relevant experience

  • Strong skills for relating and working with children, including the most vulnerable children

Preferred Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Construction background will be an advantage for Innovative Shelter & Housing solution pilot & study area

  • Facilitation skills to mobilize the partners

  • Advanced level of partnering skills

  • Communication skills

  • Report writing skills

  • Public speaking skills

  • Excellent analytical/problem solving skills and detail orientation

Work Environment

  • Handling work with minimum manpower and lesser time 

  • The position requires the ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 40% of the time.   

Please send the below documents to [email protected]

  • CV

  • Cover Letter

  • Application From

  • Copy of Diploma(s)

  • Copy of ID card

Director, IT Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO)

*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 Director, EPMO Director is responsible for operations of the Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO), improving the overall maturity of IT Project Portfolio management across the organization, and tracking and reporting. S/he is responsible for managing a team of program and project managers, supporting and enabling the organization’s global, cross-functional initiatives. The Director, EPMO ensures that the work of the EPMO adds value, is relevant to the strategy of the organization, and meets the goals set by executive management.

Individuals within the IT leadership job family have responsibility for activities that contribute to planning, creating and implementing an IT vision and strategy aligned with the company’s strategic business plan. They oversee the development of corporate standards, technology architecture, technology evaluation and transfer. 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.

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.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Business and IT Strategy:

  • Develops the tactical components and strategies to achieve goals at an enterprise level.

  • Manages the development and implementation of IT initiatives to support business strategy.

  • Ensures that all programs and projects managed by PMO follow standards: workplan, budget, project organization and governance structure, communication, change management, performance management.

  • Stays current on industry trends in the development of enterprise planning tools that support agile, waterfall, and hybrid methodologies.

Change Management:

  • Articulates change.

  • Is active and visible throughout the change process.

  • Provides frequent, communication to department/organization and clients about the change (i.e., rationale, expected outcomes, the "big” picture) and the impact of the change (individual and business).

  • Builds a coalition of sponsorship (managers, staff and clients) and manages resistance to the change.

  • Identifies and removes obstacles to change.

Governance:

  • Oversees the administration of the Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) Tool (Smartsheet).

  • Ensures consistent portfolio and project reporting and tracking across all stakeholders.

  • Builds and maintains relationships with cross-functional peers and Senior Leadership, to deliver high quality products that satisfy internal and external customer expectations.

  • Partners with IT Strategic Planning and Business Relationship Management for vetting of new pipeline opportunities.

  • Partners with the functional business and technology leaders on the implementation of program and project management processes, methods, techniques, tools, guidelines, and standards.

  • Leads or participates in a customer advisory board to manage IT services demand.

  • Communicates client’s needs and priorities and provides feedback on pricing and investment.

Architecture:

  • Provides input to technology planning within multiple functional areas.

  • Implements solutions consistent with current and future architecture.

Process Improvements:

  • Manages the improvement processes that impact customer satisfaction and relationships.

  • Owns the designated processes and is accountable for ensuring that established processes are followed.

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:

  • Directs the development and implementation of technology solutions required to increase 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:

  • Monitors ePMO and project team resource capacity and acts as the escalation point for constraints.

  • Lead and mentor a team of globally-dispersed Project Managers responsible for Enterprise-Level projects over 8 Business and Technology portfolios.

  • 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 a limited number of COCs or functions.

  • Participates in IT workforce deployment activities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • BS/BA degree in technical/information science or a related field.

  • 10+ years project management experience overseeing technology projects; 5 years should reflect direct management experience with increasing levels of management responsibilities.

  • 5+ years experience managing a group of Project Managers or Scrum Masters.

  • Expert-level knowledge of project and change management and associated methodologies, techniques, processes and approaches.

  • Knowledge of resource management tools.

  • At least 3+ Smartsheet administration/management experience (Control Center experience a plus).

  • Candidates must have strong leadership and interpersonal skills and enjoy working in a dynamic, often remote-based environment.

  • Experience leading ePMO is preferred along with the skills to effectively manage a midsize team of project managers, and execute plans with focus on quality.

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, as necessary.

  • PMP and CSM certifications.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

DF for Tuv AP (mat.cov)

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Job title: Development Facilitator (maternity cover) – Tuv AP

Location: Zuunmod soum, Tuv province, Mongolia

Full/Part time: Full-Time

Fixed term/Temporary: Fixed term

Deadline for application: December 03, 2020

PURPOSE OF POSITION

A development facilitator works within communities to enable mutual transformation in the lives of children, families, supporters, partners and WV staff themselves.

The purpose of the Development Facilitator is to serve as a catalyst, partnership broker, and builder of the capacity of local partners, facilitating the emergence and strengthening of community-led initiatives to improve and sustain the well-being of children and their families.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure effective communication about World Vision’s identity, mission, vision, values and our approach to development. This includes child sponsorship as integrated within broader community engagement process

  • Develop and maintain a strong understanding of the local context, including government perspectives and plans, ensuring all voices are heard, especially those of children and youth, including the most vulnerable

  • Support critical awareness in community’s response to the well-being of children and other vulnerable groups and ensure participation of these groups in community development processes

  • Facilitate effective working relationships between local stakeholder groups and between local partners and others outside the area

  • Identify new partners within and outside the community, identify how these partners can work together towards shared priorities for child well-being

  • Mobilize and support the creation, mobilization and strengthening of community groups and key stakeholders which catalyze community engagement to improve child well-being

  • Facilitate and support key community meetings/workshops designed to explore and identify key priorities for child well-being

  • Lead local planning process ensuring Critical Paths of WV’s development program approach

  • Support local level partners to identify needs and underlying causes; and recognizing local assets and resources which could support them in meeting these needs, mobilize these in program implementation

  • Ensure primary focus area plans in the creation of annual area programme plans

  • Lead implementation of technical programmes within the allocated primary focus area within the stipulated time and ensure proper budget utilization and its spending in accordance with WV policies, standards and procedures

  • Address vulnerability and gender based issues, ensure Christian commitment, child protection, environment and conflict resolution are mainstreamed within WV initiatives in their assigned communities.

  • Regular reflections are conducted with the stakeholders and within ADP team and ensure learning is addressed during next planning and implementation

  • Intentional and continuous monitoring of the project impact and contribute to analysis and interpretation of monitoring data

  • Facilitate the setting up of monitoring processes and indicators with partners and community for shared / micro projects

  • Document and submit progress, learning, challenges, story of significant changes through community reflection, into monthly, semi-annual and annual reports to relevant management and donors.

  • Build close relationships and actively learn within partner communities, through home visits, immersion in communities and with host families, attend community social events, etc.

  • Work with stakeholders in a range of different development relationships towards the well-being of children in the communities

  • Facilitate formation and ongoing capacity building of new and existing partners for holistic sustainable development

  • Undertake social networks analysis in order to understand the functions various stakeholders fulfill, power dynamics, potential for partnership and capacity building needs.

  • Train and coach partner local groups on appropriate skills and self-assessment methods to build their capacity for management of local initiatives.

  • Identify and engage relevant capacity building support from technical experts in WV and in partner agencies, as required

  • To enhance effective and efficient utilization of resources and maintain high standards of stewardship and accountability

  • To ensure program accountability and sustainability drivers throughout program implementation

  • Communicate WV’s mission, values and identity in appropriate manner to all relevant stakeholders, including community people, local authorities and other NGOs.

  • Apply continuous learning in work situations & reflect on the impact on performance

  • Act in accordance with WV policies & protocols in relation to children at all time

  • Increase self-development for task performance through training, experience shared, exposure visit, lessons learned, etc.

  • Contribute to ongoing reflection & learning within the team to improve program performance

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Minimum education, training, and experience requirements to qualify for the position

  • Bachelor degree in Social science and development or other related field

  • Strong understanding of community led-development work and facilitation

  • Preference for good written and oral communication skills in English

  • At least 3 years of experience on community development and project management

  • Good team player and team work skills

  • Strong organizational skill and attention to detail

  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and research skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly with a range of actors of diverse backgrounds

  • Commitment to ethos, core value and mission statement of World Vision Mongolia

Please send the below documents to [email protected]

  • CV

  • Cover Letter

  • Application From

  • Copy of Diploma(s)

  • Copy of ID card

Address: 4th floor, Somang Plaza Building, 13 khoroolol, 15th khoroo, Bayanzurkh District.

Phone: 70155323 – 124, 125 and 128

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further process.

Chief of Party, Haiti or Burundi

*Position location to be determined; Burundi or Haiti.

World Vision is seeking a highly qualified Chief of Party (COP) for an upcoming Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Haiti and Burundi. We are seeking a dynamic and proven leader with technical expertise and experience managing multi-year USAID-funded programs in complex environments. The program will focus on increasing individual, household, and community resilience through strengthened, well-functioning, and inclusive market systems. The primary goals will be to increase market system efficiency, increase private sector investment and engagement, and increase household and community ability to recovery from shocks and stresses.

POSITION DESCRIPTION/SUMMARY:

The COP will be responsible for leading all technical, financial and administrative aspects of USAID program and will coordinate closely with USAID in developing, implementing, and revising the project’s overall field strategy. The COP will be the principal link between USAID, World Vision, and other partners and provide overall strategic and technical guidance to subcontractors. The COP will provide comprehensive expert technical oversight and guidance in all aspects of the program, including monitoring and evaluation, and reporting to USAID. The COP oversee all staff and activities while promoting an adaptive management approach, and champion a collaborative, inclusive learning environment. The position is based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, or Gitega, Burundi and the 5-year program is expected to start in 2021.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead overall technical vision, project management, and implementation of the project. Spearhead strategy development and utilize managerial tools and frameworks to improve the ability of the team to achieve project goals successfully and sustainably.

  • Effectively manage and supervise technical and finance/operations teams, including ensuring coordination between team leads, providing coaching and mentoring, and fostering a collaborative and adaptive work environment.

  • Serve as the primary point of contact with USAID regarding implementation and management matters relating to the contract. Ensure high-quality, efficient, and effective performance of the project in accordance with USAID rules and regulations.

  • Manage relationships with subcontractors and evaluate sub-contractor and grantee activities through consultative meetings, site visits, and reporting requirements. Manage and supervise work of all international consultants and local staff.

  • Lead collaboration, learning, and adaption (CLA) efforts with internal and external collaborators, adapting program as needed to optimize results per learning and contextual changes.

  • Oversee preparation and supervision of project work planning, budgets and pipeline analyses, performance management, and strategic communications. Facilitate the development of the project’s theory of change, oversee the implementation of the work plan, and track progress towards core indicators and learning objectives.

  • Ensure compliance with the organizational Security Risk Management Policy and implementation of associated plans, including the Country’s Security Risk Management Plan. Manage the team’s adherence to the Security Risk Management process, including personnel and asset protection, information gathering and sharing, training, reporting and investigations, and incident management.

  • Oversee technical activities of the project and ensure that impact is achieving sustainability and quality results defined in the contract

  • Ensure that the activities and results are implemented in a timely manner within the approved budget.

  • Make verbal or written presentations as requested by the client to varied audiences, both in-country and overseas.

  • Assure that assistance provided under the award is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed and for adequately managing and supervising the work of all staff in country.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in agricultural economics, agribusiness, agronomy, development, or related field from an accredited university.

  • Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible management experience working with programs that are of a similar scope and complexity. USAID contract management experience is highly preferred; Chief of Party experience is highly preferred.

  • Established track record of achieving results in complex environments is required. Experience working in Haiti highly desired.

  • Demonstrated experience in project designs, strategic planning, and implementation of market systems, agriculture, and resilience activities. Proven leadership in adaptive management and CLA approaches.

  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience improving inclusion and empowerment of underserved and marginalized groups of market actors including women, youth, rural smallholders, and others.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to lead collaborative working relationships with a diverse group of relevant stakeholders (producers, private sector, NGOs, government, and research institutions).

  • Knowledge of and experience with USAID rules and regulations is required.

  • For Burundi, Fluency in English required; For Haiti, fluency in French is required; Language proficiency in a local language highly preferred.