World Vision International

Job Opportunities in Myanmar

World Vision Myanmar has been operating in Myanmar since 1991, with an official Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the Ministry of Health in 1993.  Currently, WVM has active MoUs with the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Social Welfare Relief and Resettlement. An overarching registration with the Ministry of Home Affairs has been secured until December 2016.

World Vision Myanmar is one of the largest NGOs in Myanmar, with over 1,000 full-time staff and network of over 3,000 volunteers who work across 11 of Myanmar’s 14 states and regions. Our 39 Area Development programs (ADPs) focus on geographical areas where we partner with the community, the government and non-governmental organization for 12 to 15 years.

Operations are separated into six zones (Yangon, Delta, Coastal, Mon/Kayin, Central, and Hilly), with each zone supporting Area Development Programs with dedicated management and technical resources.  Because WVM is a community-based organization, program staff are able to develop a deep understanding of the local context and build strong relationships of trust. Community participation is realized through support to over 500 community-based organizations.

Current Opportunities

Grants Acquisition Manager, WV Myanmar

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Grants Acquisition Manager will work alongside the senior leadership to build World Vision Myanmar’s (WVM) profile across the humanitarian and development sector with donors, partners and networks. The Grant Acquisition Manager will lead the design, donor and partner engagement strategies to position WVM strategically for funding opportunities. The successful candidate will also have a strong approach to mentoring and supporting the personal development of other members of the team to learn and grow.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leading WVM’s fundraising including bringing creativity, innovation and proactivity, to secure new funding streams.

  • Developing and nurturing WVM’s relationships with key stakeholders such as donors, partners and networks.

  • Ensuring and promoting WVM’s accountability to internal and external stakeholders including bi- & multi-lateral donors, foundations, private donors and WV Support Offices.

  • Strengthen WVM’s program development internal process and ways of working, and build the grant acquisition capability across the organisation.

  • Oversee the Grant Acquisition Department including staffing related tasks such as recruitments, work allocation, staff performance etc.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor Degree in Development Studies/International Development, Public Health, Agriculture, Economics.

  • MSc/MA in Development Studies, Business Administration, Management, Technical Field (e.g. Public Health, Economics, Agriculture) or related field.

  • In-depth knowledge on program design, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Competent in use of Microsoft Office package.

  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills.

  • Knowledge of humanitarian industry, program development, resource acquisition, and donor relations.

  • Demonstrated 5 years’ experience in successful project design, proposal writing, funding acquisition, and donor relations.

  • At least 3 years’ experience in managing a unit or department.

  • Knowledge of program development and design, resource acquisition, major donors and multi-laterals and donor relations, participatory theory of change/project logic model development.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Prior experience in Myanmar.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.

Director of Global Compliance

*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:

In connection with the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) group, this position provides leadership for the WVI global compliance function. The Director will be expected to understand and evaluate WVI’s unique organizational environment, and apply a deep understanding of technical compliance principles to establish a recently developed function that will deliver an effective organization-wide compliance program. To accomplish these goals, the Director will need to possess a strong understanding of compliance best practices, and be able to exhibit creativity and strategic thinking in designing and implementing a framework that will enable the organization to effectively identify and manage its

internal and external requirements. The Director will be expected to act as a champion for fostering a culture of compliance in the organization. In particular, challenging existing negative perceptions of the compliance field, and demonstrating the benefits and value that a compliance practice can bring to WVI. This will include driving adherence to policy management standards, chairing the policy oversight committee, and advising stakeholders on policy development and revision. This role will also advise and support mandatory employee compliance training programmes ensuring a high degree of quality. This role will lead and support a network of Compliance Champions throughout the

organization who will act as focal points for their individual offices in leading the implementation and maintenance of local compliance functions and a compliance framework and monitoring tool.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Chair the policy coordination committee and act as a subject matter expert on policy management standards to ensure existing and new policies are in alignment.

  • Partner with a wide range of stakeholders and policy owners to advise on policy management and development best practices.

  • Maintain a network of partners and compliance champions throughout the organization to implement and support the Field Office Compliance Framework and monitoring tool.

  • Act in an advisory capacity to ensure employee training programmes and communications are effective at educating employees on expected behaviours.

  • Develop and deliver regular reporting to senior leadership and/or the Board on the effectiveness of the compliance program, highlighting any significant gaps requiring intervention.

  • Within the context of NGO Compliance practitioners and networking groups, act as a leader in developing sharing innovative best practices in place in World Vision.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor degree in finance, business, project management, security or related discipline.

  • Minimum of 8 to 10 years of work experience leading a compliance programme or related function.

  • Membership in a global compliance institute/organization.

  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experience in developing and implementing strategies that produce results.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills in setting strategic goals, measures of success and priorities.

  • Ability to understand and align cross-functional strategic priorities.

  • Knowledge and experience in managing a compliance function.

  • Ability to effectively engage with executive level management in championing compliance and implementing it as relatively new discipline in the organization.

  • Experience in managing stakeholders and business units to achieve results.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Externally recognized compliance certification or qualification preferred.

  • International and/or prior experience working with an INGO.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.

Procurement Solutions Centre Director

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*For WV internal applicants only.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Procurement Solutions Centre Director (PSC) will develop and implement strategy for, and lead the global Procurement/Supply Chain function for the organization to optimize the delivery of products and services through strategic sourcing and category management. The PSC Director will co-lead all Regional Supply Chain Directors and indirectly lead the Supply Chain function for National Offices. This will include recruitment, performance management, talent development and operational priorities and execution. This position also supervises the Global Center Buyers, and the Global Grant and Supply Chain Compliance Director, and connected functions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and execute the global Procurement strategy including strategic sourcing, category management, and procurement risk management.

  • Manage vendor and stakeholder relationships, including contract negotiations and performance.

  • Partner and collaborate with the ProVision team to optimize functionality of processes and tools.

  • Lead and manage GC buyers and staff to be accountable for effective and efficient delivery of goods/services at the best possible prices.

  • Negotiate contracts and monitor vendor performance.

  • Lead annual procurement planning process with GC and field stakeholders. Provide market analysis and advise to stakeholders for effective decision-making.

  • Lead and manage the Global Grant and Supply Chain Compliance Director and function.

  • Co-lead and manage with the Regional SDOs the six Regional Supply Chain Directors, to deliver on the Supply Chain strategies that support global field operations.

  • Develop and implement Supply Chain standards, performance metrics/KPI's, and strategy.

  • Identify and implement continuous improvements to simplify processes and drive operational excellence.

  • Build capacity and bench strength of the global supply chain function.

  • Identify and track key performance indicators and operational targets for GC and Field procurement that align with leadership expectations and goals, including but not limited spend analysis, negotiated savings, on-time payments, etc.

  • Develop and deliver dashboard reporting tool for leadership showing progress against goals.

  • Develop, implement and manage annual global Procurement budgets and cost recovery targets (procurement fee).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Masters' degree in supply chain management, business administration or comparable experience required.

  • Professional certificate in purchasing, transportation and/or logistics and current member of CSCMP, CILT, CAPS or CIPS strongly preferred.

  • Proficiency in contract negotiations, audit procedures, legal regulations. Basic understanding of accounting principles.

  • Budgeting and cost center management, including forecasting and cost recovery.

  • 15 years experience in sourcing, supply chain management or comparable field.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience in complex and multi-faceted work environment.

  • Able to lead a virtual and/or matrix team effectively.

  • Expertise in developing and implementing a global procurement strategy.

  • Clear conceptual and critical thinker who can convert ideas into outcomes.

  • Master negotiator.

  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills.

  • Project Management.

  • Fluent in English (written and oral).

  • Additional language desired, but not required.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Lean-Six Sigma training or certification preferred but not required. Project Management certification preferred but not required.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • May to travel up to 25-30% domestically and internationally.

  • Capacity to work from home, requiring flexibility in working hours over a range of WV timezones, and to do so effectively.