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.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
World Vision seeks a full-time Senior Programme Officer (SPO) (based in Beira, Mozambique) for the Southern Africa Flood Crisis Emergency Response (SAFCER) humanitarian programming in Mozambique. In response to the cyclone and flooding, WV programmes will provide gender-sensitive, coordinated assistance in order to limit the loss of life and mitigate human suffering in affected communities. To achieve this goal, the SAFCER will technically implement Food Security, WASH, Livelihoods, Child Protection, and Protection activities in provinces in Mozambique.
The Senior Program Officer (SPO) will support the SAFCER Programmes Department, principally managing the Grant Acquisition and Grant Management sub-departments and also directly manage Program Officers. The SPO position will provide support to other departments as needed. Main responsibilities of the SPO will include manage proposal design, timely and quality donor reporting, grant management, information management and supporting local implementing partner, WV support (fundraising) offices, and donor engagement.
The position-holder supervise and mentor a team of Program Officers, providing guidance in the design of proposals, provision of timely/quality reporting and positioning with donors/supporters with the aim of enhancing the reputation of SAFCER.
Create, track and manage acquisition pipeline and forecasting for SAFCER funding opportunities.
Oversee proposal design, project reporting, implementation, and evaluation with all relevant staff including consortium partners, using the defined processes.
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 grants.
Support strategy development & assist in annual operating plan preparation including: design, needs assessment, proposal writing, marketing, evaluation and reporting.
Programmatic Grants Management:
Prepare (or assign POs to prepare) monthly, annual and end-of-project narrative reports, newsletters, situational reports and other reports as necessary. Work closely with consortium partners and WV teams to ensure timely and quality reports.
Link with the operations and finance departments to ensure the compiling/collating of major donor management reports.
Oversee program's progress ensuring goals and objectives are achieved and non-financial grant requirements are adhered to.
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.
Direct POs provide program update to key WV support offices and the regional office.
Support Grant Managers and design, monitoring, and evaluation, information management, and accountability to implement technical and managerial evaluations as required.
Lead recruitment processes for Program Officers, track and provide leadership in performance management of the POs line managed.
Ensure effective people management systems are in place, monitored, and in-use.
Cultivate an atmosphere of mentorships and capacity building for POs.
Work across sectors to build capacities of project managers and sector leads in grants acquisition and management.
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.
Assist the Programs team in Maputo with representation of WV and networking with NGOs and local donor delegations in various sites.
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.
Disaster Management (DM)
Be aware of the emergency procedures in a response and ensure that necessary preparedness measures have been implemented.
Perform other relevant tasks assigned by the direct supervisor.
Be familiar with WV security plan.
Follow security policies, rules, procedures and instructions.
Follow WVI policies for project security management.
Represent WV in an appropriate and professional manner.
Contribute to a healthy team spirit and team work.
Adhere to WV Child Protection policy and standards and stay committed to WV vision statement and core values.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Degree in Development Studies, International Development, Development Management or in any relevant Social Sciences.
At least 4 years’ experience in program design, leading grants acquisition initiatives and grants management. Past experience working in a complex humanitarian context will be an added advantage.
Demonstrated experience managing staff in a multi-cultural setup.
A strong writer with good verbal communication skills, experience in writing proposals, project documentation, reporting and program information for donors.
Familiarity with institutional grant compliance and procedures (USAID/OFDA, DFID, CIDA, AusAID).
Strong problem solving, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
Ability to work with different sector and technical leads and actively participate in clusters develop and maintain positive relationships.
Strong understanding of project design and proposal writing.
Good understanding of Sphere relief standards, as well as the Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct.
Strong capacity building and facilitation skills.
Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner with attention to detail.
Ability to identify gaps, trends, priorities and key issues.
Ability to maintain strong links with major NGO’s, donors and government agencies.
Self-starter who can work independently under pressure.
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.
Effective in written and verbal communication in English.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Master’s degree in Social Sciences, International Development, International Relations or related field. (Preferred)
Strong presentation skills and donor engagement experience.
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 15% 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