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.
PURPOSE OF POSITION
The purpose of the Project Officer 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 take ownership of the improvement and sustenance of the well-being of children and their families.
This position will support the implementation of the project and ensure that all the admin related duties, as well as project management, are running smoothly in a timely manner and the desired project implementation standards.
Engaging and visioning with communities
Ensure effective communication about World Vision’s identity, mission, vision, values, and approach to development. This includes community sponsorship as integrated within a 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 the community’s response to the well-being of children and other vulnerable groups and ensure the 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
Ensure program quality through effective planning, implementation, and monitoring with communities and partners
Lead local planning process ensuring Critical Paths of World Vision’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 project plans
Lead implementation of the project 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 the Grant Special Project team and ensure learning is addressed during the 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 and rich media products, into monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports to relevant management and donors.
Media Information facilitation
Ensure that the Work of WV is visibly represented in media and visitors are satisfactorily hosted for a greater understanding of WV work.
Partner with the National Office Communications team and ensure that media resources are developed, stories are scouted during the community engagement actions.
Facilitate community and donors’ understanding of how to be active promoters of community sponsorship project and its possible development impacts.
Ongoing implementation of donor communication through program activities as per the activity designs strengthened donor engagement
Capacity building of partners and community
Undertake social networks analysis in order to understand the functions various stakeholders fulfill, power dynamics, the 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 the management of local initiatives.
Identify and engage relevant capacity building support from technical experts in WV and in partner agencies, as required
Stewardship & accountability
To enhance the 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 inappropriate 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 times
Personal development and knowledge management
Increase self-development for task performance through training, an experience shared, exposure visit, lessons learned, etc.
Contribute to ongoing reflection & learning within the team to improve program performance
Contribute to the common goal and aspirations of the WVI Mongolia, be an active member of the team
Perform any other tasks assigned by the SPO Manager
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:
Education: At least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
Knowledge and Skills:
Strong understanding of community-led development work and good facilitation skills
Basic understanding of design monitoring and evaluation
Able to communicate well spoken and written English and Mongolian
Able to develop appropriate reports, proposal, correspondence, and interesting stories
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain excellent relations with government, Church, NGOs, and Community leaders.
Good judgment and decision-making skills; Problem Solving and time management skills, Analytical skills
Good computer skills, including proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet applications; power point
List additional work experience required as a minimum qualification for this position
At least three years’ previous relevant experience, including at least one year of development facilitation in and with communities
Substantial knowledge of and experience in grass-root development of community based and citizen focused empowerment program
Willingness to be flexible with hours when necessary and able to travel often in the field (75% of the time)
*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):
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
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
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager/Specialist
Education in Emergencies Manager/Specialist
Child Protection ManManager/Specialist