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

Grant Acquisition & Engagement Manager

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The purpose of the position is to support Director of strategy & Evidence to achieve funding objective of grant portfolio and work highly collaborative cross-functional team environment across departments' technical staff, orienting and positioning the team and other departments for coalitions and consortia engagements, will identify, pursue and negotiate financial, non-financial and risk-sharing partnerships with a range of partners in Mongolia to expand the impact and reach. This position will monitor and will be responsible for the progress of implementing donor engagement plans for grants, donor communication strategies, and facilitate a proposal development process.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise the process of grant proposal development. Ensure that there is a strong team in place for every proposal being developed.

  • Ensure that funding opportunities are identified and proposals submitted on time.

  • Track proposal reviews and approvals with donors and support offices. 

  • Provide a framework for interagency engagement and development of consortia proposals. 

  • Liaise with technical teams to leverage their support in the grants development process. Support technical staff to engage with technical (donor) networks. 

  • Prepare and orient WV representative staff to make a presentation on behalf of WV all key donor meetings.

  • Support WVIM senior leaders to develop relationships with potential external donors.

  • Provide support in the monitoring of the multilateral grants and tender notification systems.

  • Review and research possible proposals and recommend whether WVIM should pursue these opportunities within the parameters of the growth targets and strategy.

  • Facilitate grant applications with manager and SLT decision and review donor proposal requirements.

  • Meet with donors to clarify proposal requirements.

  • Match donor opportunities with WVIM projects to achieve better outcomes for submitted grants proposals.

  • Liaise with global and regional technical expertise wherever there are identified gaps in capacity in technical areas.

  • Conduct capacity building to WVIM teams/APs so that they have a clear understanding of grant nature and proposal development.

  • Ensure that proposal design and outcomes contribute towards the Child well-being of the most vulnerable children. 

  • Ensure that monitoring potential donors, donor relationships, and proposal contents adequately represent World Vision's core values. 

  • Draft and ensure compliance with regional risk management systems and protocols for coordination, and grant compliance. 

  • Maintain a transparent, nimble, and appropriate management information system with the support of Horizon and others. 

  • Ensure key management staff are aware of key milestones and meet contractual requirements. 

  • Ensure that proposals have accurate data and budgets. 

  • In coordination with the Finance Department ensures that proposals in compliance with financial grant requirements.

  • Ensure that grant proposals are compliant with local laws and People & Culture (HR) policies and procedures for all service contracts.

  • Support and maintain strong working relationships with ADB, UN, IMF, World Bank, other leading donors for potential grant opportunities,

  • Liaise closely with regional and national staff with existing contacts with these donor organizations. 

  • Network with regional office and support office to identify staff that can assist when applying for grants and special projects. 

  • Manage donor concerns (government/private donors and support offices) ensuring proper resolutions for both parties have been reached. 

  • Initiate and maintain regular contact with other international non-governmental organizations and government officials to obtain experience and coordinate information regarding current and future works in the country.

  • Serve as a liaison along with other departments like public engagement, the technical sector leads to current and future partner organizations.

  • Coordinate with a partner for any information needed including for marketing, grant making, contract /MoUs, operational plans, and partnership trips, etc.

  • Design and monitor WVIM systems and processes for monitoring and evaluation of partners and their impact.

  • Contribute to the reporting and communication of impact and results to WVIM investing

  • Build technical capacity of grant acquisition teams on key areas of grant acquisition and engagement

  • Support other functions including operations teams in the relevant area of effective grant implementation, maintaining a strong relationship with donors and SOs, and ensuring grant compliance standards. 

  • Lead and support team professionally and spiritually to maintain the effectiveness and productivity of an individual and team performance.

  • Attend capacity building programs (online, classroom, etc.) related to performing the job at a satisfactory level 

  • Complete other tasks as assigned by supervisor and/or WVIM Senior Management

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

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

Education

  • A university degree in a field related to Research, Sociology, Development Studies, or similar field.

Experience

  • 3-5 years of research and project management experience within World Vision or comparable development organization

Knowledge and Skills

  • Extensive knowledge of grant proposal and other multilateral and bilateral institutions’ rules, regulations and policies 

  • Strong communication skills for maintaining a relationship and networking with key donors and stakeholders that lead to successful grants and resources for short as well as long term 

  • Analytical thinking with digesting information and understanding grant call details and logics, success driving factors relevant to WV expertise

  • Leading team to deliver results with high quality within given resources of human, timing, financial, and others through capacity building, sharing, and being role model.

  • Exemplary writing, editing and communication skills in English and Mongolian

  • Creativeness and entrepreneurial skills to tap resources required to proposal development and engaging partners

  • Multi-tasking and the ability to manage multiple demands and priorities

  • Ability to manage shifting priorities and negotiate timeline

Preferred Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Masters or higher degree in other countries

  • Experience writing grants with proven success

Work Environment

  • Handling work with minimum manpower and lesser time 

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

Market Facilitator - EU Grant

PURPOSE OF POSITION

To provide guidance, mentorship and direction to civil society organizations and producer groups within the project area to increase their incomes by assisting producers to meet buyers’ requirements and gain access to more lucrative and sustainable markets.  Key duties will include; working with producers to understand the opportunities for local production and marketing, conducting participatory value chain analysis, identifying key market players, opportunities and constraints, formulating innovative market hypothetical’s, generating real market orders and coaching/mentoring of producers in producer groups.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION & SUPPORT

  • Lead the Situation Analysis of Local Producers and Market Opportunities exercise through meeting with local economic stakeholders, identification of products, quality and quantity from local producers, identification of key market players & market opportunities and constraints and documenting and report market assessment findings.

  • Facilitate formation of producer groups and conduct training and to build capacity in the ADP focusing on training producer groups in key skills such as group management, financial literacy, basic market, innovation, Natural Resources Management, production skills as well as conducting ongoing training of producers in selected technical areas, basing on the needs.

  • Take lead in carrying participatory Value Chain Analysis with producers in order to improve producers access to markets and/or income and prepare report for sharing with producers and stakeholders in the ADP/cluster

  • Link suppliers with buyers by working with producer groups to facilitate the direct contact, placement and supply of orders between buyers and producers

  • Travel to potential markets and identify actual potential for definite orders, understand buyers quantity, quality, packaging, logistical and timing requirements, gain tentative agreements to supply and research potential challenges to meeting buyers requirements and identify practical solutions

  1. PLANNING, MONITORING AND REPORTING

  • Planning and Implementing Interventions through facilitate producers in developing implementing intervention plans following the participatory value chain analysis and also facilitate Value Chain Stakeholder Network with local economic stakeholders to plan and implement chain-wide interventions

  • Collect and record initial baseline data in an organized fashion to enable evaluation of project impacts, conduct appraisals of impacts against baseline data for chosen market initiatives, record networks and contacts in a way that can be readily backed up, transferred and accessed.

  • Provide mentoring and coaching to producers and producer groups to build local capacity for understanding and connecting with markets

  • Ensure Donor visibility plan is developed and implemented in line with donor requirements

  • High contribution to project reporting is developed to a high quality standard and is engaging for donor audiences

  • Supports, as required, to develop the grant project proposal & design

  1. NETWORKING AND COORDINATION

  • Identifies new partners within and outside the community and identifies how these partners can work together towards shared priorities for improving households’ livelihood

  • Creates and maintains effective working relationships with the Integrated Programming, and all sectors and department/units to enhance project team effectiveness.

  • Builds and maintains relationships with other Non-Government organizations, Civil Society Organizations, local government officials, and community leaders

  • Ensures project priorities and approaches are aligned with community, partners & donor’s requirement and standards

  • Involves donors & partners in key events/ milestones of the project

  1. GENERAL

  • Contribute to the common goal and aspirations of the WVI Mongolia, be active member of the team

  • Attends devotions and weekly chapel services and support spiritual development of his/her team.

  • Ensures staff and partners understand WV safeguarding & anti-corruption policies

  • Ensures project supports awareness raising for prevention and reporting of child protection incidents occurs across the project area

  • Perform any other tasks assigned by Project lead and Grant manager

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor degree in Business, Economics, Commerce or related fields from recognized or accredited University with at least 1 year working experience in related field.

  • Strong understanding of the ‘Making Markets Work for the Poor’ (M4P) approach

  • Demonstrated experience in market assessment, market analysis, market research or closely related role such as in simple data analysis.

  • Experienced facilitator

  • Knowledge of primary production and agriculture

  • Understanding of market development projects and methods

  • Strong facilitation skills

  • Proven operational planning skills

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and donor

  • Ability to work unsupervised and on their own steam

  • Strong training, coaching and editing/writing skills

  • Has the ability to analyze, problem solve, persuade, network and negotiate

  • Proven capacity to organize complex operations

  • Able to work with various cultures and environments

  • Familiarity with the principles and the practice of the value chain development

  • Experience in working with community based organizations/experience with previous development projects

License, registration, or certification required to perform this position:

  • Excellent command of English both written and spoken.

  • Excellent written and verbal skills, with strong technical skills in writing, interviewing

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong understanding of commercial market operations and systems

  • Strong knowledge of value chain development and effects on poor producers

  • Strong interpersonal, networking and organizational skills Excellent interpersonal, cross-cultural and communication skills.

  • High passion and dedication to human beings, especially vulnerable people.

  • Willingness to work as a team and get along well with other people.

  • Strong organizational and management skills, with a proven track record of managing a team

  • Strong problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to demonstrate servant leadership and foster a team oriented atmosphere

  • Integrity, honesty, and accountability to both the team and the community

  • Able to make quick decisions as needed

  • Understanding of and commitment to World Vision Core Values

  • Proven experience in crisis/risk communication

  • Proven experience in writing project proposals

  • Proven commitment to Christian values

Work Environment

Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 40% of the time to rural areas and project fields

CESS (Maternity Cover) for Khovd AP

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The Community Engagement Sponsorship Specialist provides specialized support to the implementation of Sponsorship operations within the area program. The position supports the Area program manager in ensuring Sponsorship is well integrated within the area program ensuring the accurate and timely processing of correspondence and monitoring of child well-being outcomes for all Registered Children.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Community Engagement Sponsorship Education

  • Participates in sponsorship education processes and contributes as needed

  • Develops and provides technical input on sponsorship messaging

  • Maintains inventory of sponsorship communications materials

  • Provides technical input on sponsorship aspects of community engagement

  • Facilitate in community engagement and capacity building efforts of partners and community groups

  • Supports Development Facilitator to coordinate specific needs of sponsorship communications at critical points – meeting with parents

Designing integrated activities with children

  • Provides subject matter expertise for integration of sponsorship requirements with development process and child participation

  • Coordinates Integrated Activity Plan to link sponsorship requirements with project or other activities

Monitoring

  • Provides coordination and support to ensure Child Monitoring Standards are met

  • Supports the establishment of monitoring processes and system through Child Protection committee including volunteer arrangements

  • Coordinates Integrated monitoring plan and its implementation

  • Coordinates information management – Data quality, data entry, monitoring, tracking, exception reports, follow-up reports

  • Coordinates the incorporation of Child

  • Protection standards in sponsorship processes

  • Work closely with the Development Facilitator to ensure Child Monitoring Standards is integrated well as a part of community led child protection mechanisms

  • Ensures that STEP data is made available on a regular basis for staff/partners review and decision making

Sponsorship Communications

  • Ensures sponsor communications activities are designed in such way so as to contribute to life skills and development assets of children

  • Coordination of design, development of communication materials, quality assurance and administration (including postage)

  • Coordinates information management, data quality, data entry, monitoring, tracking, exception reports, follow-up reports

Program team support and development

  • Engage in own personal learning and development and spiritual maturity and contribute to the development of colleagues

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Education: University degree

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong understanding of community-led development work

  • Creative and able to apply innovative thinking, partnership building and problem solving skills;

  • Strong facilitation skills, including catalyzing, connecting, and building the capacity of community groups

  • Good analytical and writing skills; Basic understanding of design, monitoring, and evaluation

  • Good interpersonal skills and cross-cultural sensitivity, abilities to work as a team.

  • Effective in English and Mongolian written and oral communication.

  • Computer literacy; Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Experience:

  • Previous relevant experience, including at least one year of working in and with communities

  • Experience with Sponsorship activities, program planning, implementation and monitoring

  • Experience with faith, community based and child focused Empowerment programs

Work Environment

  • Willingness to be flexible with hours when necessary and able to travel often in the field (50% of the time)

Grant Project Coordinator for Local Program Grant

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The Project coordinator fully handles the project implementation of the grant project that is funded by the European Union (EU) through World Vision Mongolia (WV MOG) and World Vision Germany/ Deutschland e.V (WV GER) at the community level and works with project other staff and field personnel, and local Community-based organizations (CSOs). And Project coordinator maintains strong relationship & partnering throughout the lifecycle of the project, ensuring the donor visibility and reporting requirements are met.

The Project aims to reduce COVID-19 adverse impacts and to promote inclusive and equitable protection, livelihood, health, and nutrition opportunities for the most vulnerable households, especially mothers and children, through strengthened Local CSOs and increased collaboration with Local Authorities.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

  • Coordinate the implementation, and monitoring of the project at the project target areas with local government units, Community based Organizations community, inter-agency network, and other stakeholders.

  • Facilitate consultative planning, reflection, and feedback with project stakeholders.

  • Facilitate the project approaches of Health & livelihood cooperating with key stakeholders and project beneficiaries

  • Spent project budgets efficiently in consultation with key partners for management and donor approval and ensure funds are spent in alignment with budgets on time.

  • Ensure program expenditures, to ensure that they are within the project budget and under World Vision’s financial policies and donor’s (EU) requirements

  • Ensure program accountability and sustainability drivers throughout program implementation

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

  • Prepare the project documentation and reporting to ensure all required reports are submitted on time, accurate, and complete. This is including the provision of information for the monthly report, quarterly report, monitoring checklist, along with updated indicator tracking table and project documentation.

  • Ensure timely completion of project Visibility Plan following EU requirements, prepare all necessary data and information in required formats.

  1. PROJCET PLANNING, MONITORING AND REPORTING

  • Monitor performance of contractors and subcontractors

  • Lead effective monitoring at project target areas and collates & supply monitoring data to Project Lead, Grant Manager and World Vision technical programs

  • High contribution to project reporting is developed to a high-quality standard and is engaging for donor audiences

  • Ensures monitoring information is used to improve project performance and made available for technical program reports

  • Contribute to Donor visibility plan is developed and implemented in line with donor requirements

  • Supports, as required, to develop the grant project proposal & design

  1. NETWORKING AND COORDINATION

  • Identifies new partners within and outside the community and identifies how these partners can work together towards shared priorities for the project effectiveness

  • Builds and maintains effective working relationships with key stakeholders including local government officials, community leaders, Civil Society Organizations, and department/units to enhance program team effectiveness.

  • Engages in advocacy and Communication staff

  • Ensures program priorities and approaches are aligned with community, partners & donor’s requirement and standards

  • Coordinate donors & partners in the project fields

  1. GENERAL

  • Contribute to the common goal and aspirations of the WVI Mongolia, be active member of the team

  • Attends devotions and weekly chapel services and support spiritual development of his/her team.

  • Ensures staff and partners understand WV safeguarding & anti-corruption policies

  • Ensures project supports awareness raising for prevention and reporting of child protection incidents occurs across the project area

  • Perform any other tasks assigned by Project Lead & Grant managers

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

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

A Bachelor degree or Masters degree in the field of Public relations and Social Sciences

Relevant experience of project implementation or public health field is preferably

Minimum qualification for this position

Excellent at facilitation and organizing skills

Ability to communicate effectively, including reporting skills

Excellent analytical skills

Strong interpersonal skills and extremely resourceful

Initiative, ability to manage own time

Experience to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline

Excellent command of English both written and spoken.

Excellent written and verbal skills, with strong technical skills in writing, interviewing

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

High passion and dedication to human beings, especially vulnerable people.

Strong organizational and management skills, with a proven track record

Integrity, honesty, and accountability to both the team and the community

Able to make quick decisions as needed

Adaptable for any new thing and initiatives

Understanding of and commitment to World Vision Core Values

Proven experience in crisis/risk communication

Proven experience in writing project proposals

Proven commitment to Christian values

Work Environment

The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 30% of the time to rural areas