World Vision International

Job Opportunities in Mozambique

World Vision Mozambique serves children in communities across the country through child sponsorship, with programmes providing including health care, education, and water and sanitation. World Vision started operations in the country in 1983, providing assistance to people displaced by war. Eventually transitioning to development programming, World Vision created its first Area Development Programme (ADP) with child sponsorship in 1997. Currently, there are 110,000 children registered in 31 sponsorship programmes. World Vision programmes serve a total of 3.5 million people in Gaza, Tete, Zambezia, and Nampula provinces.

Current Opportunities

Senior Program Officer - WV Mozambique

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Senior Program Officer (SPO) will principally be responsible for managing the Grant Acquisition and Grant Management in emergency Response program in Central Mozambique. He/She will manage proposal design, timely and quality donor reporting, grant management, information management and support local implementing partners, WV support (fundraising) offices, and donor engagement. The position will support Zonal Director in designing the response strategy and operations plan. This position will manage and supervise program officers.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee proposal design, project reporting, implementation including consortium partners.

  • Coordinate with technical specialists, operations, finance and procurement staff and WV support offices to ensure programming according to donor regulations.

  • Monitor funding status for each sector of the program to identify possible funding gaps.

  • Obtain funding for program’s unfunded sections by identifying grant opportunities.

Programmatic Grants Management:

  • Work closely with consortium partners and WV teams to ensure timely and quality reporting on monthly, end of project narrative, situation report.

  • Ensure that program implementation is in line with the principles of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, SPHERE standards and relevant WV internal standards and policies.

  • Manage support offices and donor reporting.

Partnership & External Relations:

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships and information sharing with Support Office representatives.

  • Participate in joint agency assessments, task-force teams, workshops, clusters, etc.

  • Support the programs team to identify potential partners to work with and through in projects.

  • Ensure alignment with WV’s established external engagement, GAM, partnering steps, and response strategies.

Information Management:

  • Proactively gather information from relevant cluster partners, UN agencies and other organisations which may be of use world vision for informing decisions.

  • Provide information management services to support population data management activities including population estimation, information flows from established systems, movement tracking, standard-setting/promotion and dissemination.

Other Duties:

  • Assist in annual operating plan preparation including: design, needs assessment, proposal writing, marketing, evaluation and reporting.

  • Be aware of the emergency procedures in a response and ensure that necessary preparedness measures have been implemented.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • 6 years’ experience in humanitarian assistance work with a minimum of 4 years experience in grants acquisition and management.

  • Demonstrated understanding of key humanitarian principles, standards and best practices.

  • Experience in program management and implementation of multi-sectoral emergency response projects.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading a multi-cultural team of professionals.

  • Experience in engaging with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies.

  • Experience in managing humanitarian operations that facilitate innovation and calculated risk taking.

  • Good understanding of working with the donor regulations of key humanitarian donors e.g. BHA (OFDA).

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, humanitarian studies, International Development, International Relations or related field. Masters level preferred.

  • Good command of the English language. Spoken Portuguese language is desired.

Preferred:

  • Strong capacity building and facilitation skills.

  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner with ability to pursue thoroughness and appropriate attention to detail.

  • Ability to express self clearly in all forms of writing and to identify gaps, trends, priorities and key issues.

  • Ability to maintain strong links with major NGO’s, donors and government agencies.

  • Ability to explain WV’s work in relation to issues of poverty, power, justice and peace.

  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships.

  • Ability to interpret and present information with influence and impact.

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible world view, emotional maturity and physical stamina.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally 25%.

  • Physically and psychologically fit to withstand long working hours in harsh environments.

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.