World Vision International

Job Opportunities in Nicaragua

Es una organización cristiana humanitaria que desarrolla programas y proyectos que contribuyen con el Bienestar Sostenido de la niñez. Su Misión, Visión y Valores Centrales expresan un alto compromiso con los más vulnerables principalmente con los niños y niñas; es por eso World Vision contrata personas que cuenten con los conocimientos técnicos, las competencias, la experiencia y con un alto nivel de compromiso por el Bienestar de la Niñez.

World Vision oferta oportunidades de empleo en igualdad de condiciones, tomando como base fundamental las competencias, la experiencia y capacidades técnica definidas para cada puesto de trabajo, sin distinción de raza, origen étnico, nacionalidad, estado civil,  edad o discapacidad.

Como una organización enfocada en el Bienestar Integral de la niñez World Vision está comprometida en contratar personas que garanticen la protección de los niños y las niñas, que tengan conductas respetuosas con capacidad de denunciar comportamientos y acciones inapropiadas con los niños y las niñas.

World Vision está comprometida con atraer talento humano que encuentre en esta organización oportunidades para su crecimiento y desarrollo profesional en un ambiente donde se fomenta el trabajo en equipo, liderazgo compartido y la creatividad.

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Current Opportunities

Director, IT Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO)

*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:

The Director, EPMO Director is responsible for operations of the Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO), improving the overall maturity of IT Project Portfolio management across the organization, and tracking and reporting. S/he is responsible for managing a team of program and project managers, supporting and enabling the organization’s global, cross-functional initiatives. The Director, EPMO ensures that the work of the EPMO adds value, is relevant to the strategy of the organization, and meets the goals set by executive management.

Individuals within the IT leadership job family have responsibility for activities that contribute to planning, creating and implementing an IT vision and strategy aligned with the company’s strategic business plan. They oversee the development of corporate standards, technology architecture, technology evaluation and transfer. They manage small to large teams of people responsible for developing and delivering IT solutions for the business and customers. Each role within this job family provides technical and business leadership to their organizations as well as to the business.

IT Leaders are also responsible for analyzing trends in technology, assessing the impact of emerging technologies on the business, providing solutions to address technology and business issues, and managing financial resources while ensuring the development of high-quality technology solutions. These solutions must be developed at the best possible cost and be aligned with customer and business needs while establishing relationships with employees and key internal and external stakeholders. They are also responsible for participating and leading the development of an IT governance framework that defines the working relationships and sharing of IT components among various IT groups within the organization.

To be successful, individuals must possess a combination of business, technical and leadership skills and competencies. This requires an understanding of client’s business needs, processes and functions. They also need a solid knowledge of IT infrastructure, architecture, applications development and support, networks, and computer operations. In addition, individuals working in this job family must have excellent communication skills and the ability to influence others.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Business and IT Strategy:

  • Develops the tactical components and strategies to achieve goals at an enterprise level.

  • Manages the development and implementation of IT initiatives to support business strategy.

  • Ensures that all programs and projects managed by PMO follow standards: workplan, budget, project organization and governance structure, communication, change management, performance management.

  • Stays current on industry trends in the development of enterprise planning tools that support agile, waterfall, and hybrid methodologies.

Change Management:

  • Articulates change.

  • Is active and visible throughout the change process.

  • Provides frequent, communication to department/organization and clients about the change (i.e., rationale, expected outcomes, the "big” picture) and the impact of the change (individual and business).

  • Builds a coalition of sponsorship (managers, staff and clients) and manages resistance to the change.

  • Identifies and removes obstacles to change.

Governance:

  • Oversees the administration of the Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) Tool (Smartsheet).

  • Ensures consistent portfolio and project reporting and tracking across all stakeholders.

  • Builds and maintains relationships with cross-functional peers and Senior Leadership, to deliver high quality products that satisfy internal and external customer expectations.

  • Partners with IT Strategic Planning and Business Relationship Management for vetting of new pipeline opportunities.

  • Partners with the functional business and technology leaders on the implementation of program and project management processes, methods, techniques, tools, guidelines, and standards.

  • Leads or participates in a customer advisory board to manage IT services demand.

  • Communicates client’s needs and priorities and provides feedback on pricing and investment.

Architecture:

  • Provides input to technology planning within multiple functional areas.

  • Implements solutions consistent with current and future architecture.

Process Improvements:

  • Manages the improvement processes that impact customer satisfaction and relationships.

  • Owns the designated processes and is accountable for ensuring that established processes are followed.

Finance:

  • Participates in the development of IT budgets.

  • Tracks and takes appropriate steps to stay within budget.

  • Provides high-quality services at optimal cost to customers.

  • Measures service performance and implements improvements.

IT Technology Development:

  • Directs the development and implementation of technology solutions required to increase business efficiency and effectiveness.

Service Level Agreements (SLAs):

  • Participates and provides input to the SLA development process.

  • Ensures internal SLAs are met.

Vendor Management:

  • Provides advice and counsel to the vendor relationship decision-making and contract development processes.

  • Reviews service provider performance.

  • Identifies and confirms performance problems and notifies contract managers.

Resource Management:

  • Monitors ePMO and project team resource capacity and acts as the escalation point for constraints.

  • Lead and mentor a team of globally-dispersed Project Managers responsible for Enterprise-Level projects over 8 Business and Technology portfolios.

  • Meets regularly with team to gather work statuses.

  • Discusses work progress and obstacles.

  • Provides advice, guidance, encouragement and constructive feedback.

  • Ensures work, information, ideas, and technology flow freely across teams.

  • Establishes measurable individual and team objectives that are aligned with business and organizational goals.

  • Documents and presents performance assessments.

  • Recognizes and rewards associates commensurate with performance.

  • Implements organizational practices for staffing, EEO, diversity, performance management, development, reward and recognition, and retention.

Workforce Planning:

  • Identifies the roles, skills and knowledge required to achieve goals.

  • Ensures staff has the resources and skills needed to support all work initiatives within a limited number of COCs or functions.

  • Participates in IT workforce deployment activities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • BS/BA degree in technical/information science or a related field.

  • 10+ years project management experience overseeing technology projects; 5 years should reflect direct management experience with increasing levels of management responsibilities.

  • 5+ years experience managing a group of Project Managers or Scrum Masters.

  • Expert-level knowledge of project and change management and associated methodologies, techniques, processes and approaches.

  • Knowledge of resource management tools.

  • At least 3+ Smartsheet administration/management experience (Control Center experience a plus).

  • Candidates must have strong leadership and interpersonal skills and enjoy working in a dynamic, often remote-based environment.

  • Experience leading ePMO is preferred along with the skills to effectively manage a midsize team of project managers, and execute plans with focus on quality.

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, as necessary.

  • PMP and CSM certifications.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Gerente de Compras y Administración

GERENTE DE COMPRAS Y ADMINISTRACIÓN

Grado HAY 16

Área: Oficina Nacional

División: Dirección de Administración y Finanza

PROPÓSITO DEL PUESTO

Gestionar eficazmente la función de la Cadena de Abastecimiento y Administración de Visión Mundial Nicaragua en línea con los procedimientos y políticas locales y globales, para apoyar la implementación oportuna en la Oficina Nacional, Programas y Proyectos, promoviendo la mejora de procesos, la simplificación, la estandarización y la contención de costos, asegurando así el logro de los resultados de Bienestar de la Niñez. La Gerencia de Compras y Administración liderará las áreas de Compras, Servicios Generales o Logística, Tecnología de la Información, Legal y GIK o Donaciones en Especie.

PRINCIPALES RESPONSABILIDADES

  1. Desarrollar, dirigir y asegurar la ejecución de la estrategia de abastecimiento y compras a nivel nacional, incluyendo las prioridades regionales y globales, por medio de mecanismos de planificación que favorezcan la obtención del plan anual de compras para mejores negociaciones locales aprovechando la economía de escala y favoreciendo la ejecución en tiempo y forma.

    1. 80% de compras ligadas a contratos con proveedores estratégicos a quienes evaluamos por su desempeño.

    2. 7% de ahorro anual en compras

    3. Catálogo de ítems actualizado.

    4. Plan anual de compras y su ejecución

    5. Condiciones favorables para la organización y para el personal en relación a la comunicación a través de la telefonía móvil

    6. Brindar los lineamientos y representar al Departamento en el proceso de planificación anual de WVN

  1. Dirigir la Medición y Gestión del Desempeño

    1. 2 reportes anuales (como minimo) de cumplimiento de las distintas áreas del Departamento de Compras y Administración.

  2. Dirigir la gestión del Riesgo Empresarial para la Oficina de Visión Mundial Nicaragua

    1. Mantener a WVN dentro de los estándares de la confraternidad en relación a los niveles de cumplimiento en gestión de riesgo y rendición de cuentas.

  3. Dirigir y asegurar el control de los procesos administrativos y de GIK que garanticen servicios logísticos de calidad y oportunos.

    1. Implementación de sistemas y procesos favorables para la operación, en los que se promueva la innovación sin perjuicio de los controles para beneficio de la organización.

  4. Dirigir y gestionar los mecanismos de control de activos para la Oficina de Visión Mundial Nicaragua.

    1. Mejores condiciones de seguridad para el personal y los bienes de la organización y buen uso de los recursos para un mayor impacto en la vida de los niños, niñas, adolescentes y jóvenes para quienes nos debemos.

  5. Desarrollar y asegurar los debidos mecanismos para brindar servicios de Tecnología de la Información confiables, estables y oportunos.

    1. Innovación y buen funcionamiento de los sistemas de TI a nivel nacional.

  6. Construir y asegurar los mecanismos para el debido asesoramiento legal y rendición de cuentas en temas jurídicos.

    1. Cumplimiento y rendición de cuentas en temas legales, garantizando respuestas expeditas en elaboración de contratos y convenios, cumpliendo con las obligaciones tributarias, fiscales, municipales y cualquier otra de índole administrativo, en apego a las leyes vigentes.

Educación

Licenciatura Universitaria o Post Grado en las áreas de Ciencias Económicas, Logística, Ingeniería Industrial o Administración de la Cadena de Suministros

Conocimientos y habilidades

  • Habilidades para escuchar

  • Orientación al servicio

  • Habilidades para toma de decisiones

  • Habilidades de comunicación

  • Técnicas de negociación

  • Resolución de conflictos

  • Manejo de tiempo

  • Auto dirección

  • Administración de presupuestos

  • Análisis de datos

  • Orientación a resultados

  • Mejora de procesos

  • Trabajo en equipo

  • Conocimiento sobre la estrategia de compras y abastecimiento

  • Experiencia en procesos de P2P

  • Redacción de Acuerdos y Administración de Proveedores / Contratos

  • Conocimiento de Visión MundiaI Internacional:

- Políticas y Procedimientos

- Conocimiento básico de Finanzas

- Conocimiento de Sistemas

- Conocimiento del Producto

Experiencia

El alcance de esta posición requiere que el titular sea un gerente con experiencia con al menos 7 años de expertís en la gestión de la cadena de abastecimiento, incluyendo al menos 5 años en un cargo de liderazgo o gestión administrativa

Un sólido conjunto de habilidades de construcción de relaciones, tanto con los proveedores como con los clientes internos

Experiencia con herramientas de adquisición

Fuerte experiencia liderando programas estratégicos de abastecimiento

Experiencia con procesos específicos relevantes para Operaciones de WV y ONGs internacionales

Licencia o certificación requerida

Licencia de conducir vehículos livianos (Experiencia en manejo de vehículos 4x4)

Bilingüe, Español e Inglés

Uso avanzado de Office

Chief of Party, Haiti or Burundi

*Position location to be determined; Burundi or Haiti.

World Vision is seeking a highly qualified Chief of Party (COP) for an upcoming Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Haiti and Burundi. We are seeking a dynamic and proven leader with technical expertise and experience managing multi-year USAID-funded programs in complex environments. The program will focus on increasing individual, household, and community resilience through strengthened, well-functioning, and inclusive market systems. The primary goals will be to increase market system efficiency, increase private sector investment and engagement, and increase household and community ability to recovery from shocks and stresses.

POSITION DESCRIPTION/SUMMARY:

The COP will be responsible for leading all technical, financial and administrative aspects of USAID program and will coordinate closely with USAID in developing, implementing, and revising the project’s overall field strategy. The COP will be the principal link between USAID, World Vision, and other partners and provide overall strategic and technical guidance to subcontractors. The COP will provide comprehensive expert technical oversight and guidance in all aspects of the program, including monitoring and evaluation, and reporting to USAID. The COP oversee all staff and activities while promoting an adaptive management approach, and champion a collaborative, inclusive learning environment. The position is based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, or Gitega, Burundi and the 5-year program is expected to start in 2021.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead overall technical vision, project management, and implementation of the project. Spearhead strategy development and utilize managerial tools and frameworks to improve the ability of the team to achieve project goals successfully and sustainably.

  • Effectively manage and supervise technical and finance/operations teams, including ensuring coordination between team leads, providing coaching and mentoring, and fostering a collaborative and adaptive work environment.

  • Serve as the primary point of contact with USAID regarding implementation and management matters relating to the contract. Ensure high-quality, efficient, and effective performance of the project in accordance with USAID rules and regulations.

  • Manage relationships with subcontractors and evaluate sub-contractor and grantee activities through consultative meetings, site visits, and reporting requirements. Manage and supervise work of all international consultants and local staff.

  • Lead collaboration, learning, and adaption (CLA) efforts with internal and external collaborators, adapting program as needed to optimize results per learning and contextual changes.

  • Oversee preparation and supervision of project work planning, budgets and pipeline analyses, performance management, and strategic communications. Facilitate the development of the project’s theory of change, oversee the implementation of the work plan, and track progress towards core indicators and learning objectives.

  • Ensure compliance with the organizational Security Risk Management Policy and implementation of associated plans, including the Country’s Security Risk Management Plan. Manage the team’s adherence to the Security Risk Management process, including personnel and asset protection, information gathering and sharing, training, reporting and investigations, and incident management.

  • Oversee technical activities of the project and ensure that impact is achieving sustainability and quality results defined in the contract

  • Ensure that the activities and results are implemented in a timely manner within the approved budget.

  • Make verbal or written presentations as requested by the client to varied audiences, both in-country and overseas.

  • Assure that assistance provided under the award is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed and for adequately managing and supervising the work of all staff in country.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in agricultural economics, agribusiness, agronomy, development, or related field from an accredited university.

  • Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible management experience working with programs that are of a similar scope and complexity. USAID contract management experience is highly preferred; Chief of Party experience is highly preferred.

  • Established track record of achieving results in complex environments is required. Experience working in Haiti highly desired.

  • Demonstrated experience in project designs, strategic planning, and implementation of market systems, agriculture, and resilience activities. Proven leadership in adaptive management and CLA approaches.

  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience improving inclusion and empowerment of underserved and marginalized groups of market actors including women, youth, rural smallholders, and others.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to lead collaborative working relationships with a diverse group of relevant stakeholders (producers, private sector, NGOs, government, and research institutions).

  • Knowledge of and experience with USAID rules and regulations is required.

  • For Burundi, Fluency in English required; For Haiti, fluency in French is required; Language proficiency in a local language highly preferred.