Job Opportunities in North America

World Vision has administrative functions in three countries in North America: The United States, Canada and Mexico. These administrative functions employ staff who help deliver services, exercise stewardship, and sustain the international work the broader World Vision organisation does around the globe.

World Vision also has fundraising (Support) offices located in: Canada and the United States. To pursue career and internship opportunities with one of our fundraising (Support) offices in the North America, visit: World Vision Fundraising / Support Offices

Job Locations

Senior Adolescent Programming Specialist

*Preferred position location: Washington D.C., USA. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

As the global technical expert for adolescent programming, this role provides strategic leadership that influences the quality and impact of adolescent programming globally. It provides technical leadership and collaborates across sector teams to coordinate the design of multi-dimensional, evidence-based adolescent programming interventions that can be used across contexts (HEA, fragile, and transitioning economies). This position champions cross-sector collaboration to identify scalable innovative solutions and leads the development of adolescent programming guidance (including global minimum standards, project models, and capacity building strategies. This position will support the measurement of organization-wide targets (Child Well Being Objectives 4: Children ages 12-18 report an increase in level of well-being, and 8: Increase in adolescents education and life skills.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Set strategic priorities:

  • Provide technical leadership on adolescent programming; collaborating effectively across sectors and themes to strengthen integration and contribution to WV’s Child Well Being (CWB) Objectives; and to design evidence-based approaches

  • that can be utilized across contexts and funding mechanisms.

Measurement:

  • Provide technical leadership for WV’s CWB Objectives 4 and 8; and collaborate with Faith and Development team to align methods and measurement approaches across adolescent CWB Objectives. Generate content for Partnership Strategy Dashboard, Annual Global CWB Objective reports and sector dashboards.

Technical Service Organisation (TSO) Deployment and Capacity Building:

  • Provides technical leadership, working collaboratively with the TSO and E&L teams to deliver high quality technical support and capacity building across the partnership in line with TSO service criteria.

Innovation and Evidence Building:

  • Provides technical leadership, working collaboratively across sector teams and the TSO for innovation, research and evidence building, ongoing learning and continuous improvement of adolescent programming.

External Engagement:

  • Works across entities throughout the World Vision Partnership promoting and contributing to effective external engagement to increase influence, income and impact.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Postgraduate degree in a relevant social science discipline.

  • 5 or more years of experience actively engaged in adolescent programming with disadvantaged populations in international contexts.

  • 5 or more years of experience in monitoring and evaluating adolescent programming in international contexts.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience of working in Christian environment.

  • Experience in supporting capacity building in developing contexts using cross-cultural methods.

  • Experience presenting in national, regional, or global fora.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Senior Director – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

*Position Location: Any country within Africa where WVI is registered to operate; preference given to countries where WVI is currently conducting WASH projects.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision (WV) believes that every child deserves clean water, proper sanitation and dignified hygiene. In fact, in 2015 WV formalized this by making a bold commitment: to reach everyone, everywhere we work with clean, safe water, dignified sanitation and appropriate hygiene behavior by 2030. With teams in more than 50 countries, this year WV has made great strides towards that audacious goal: 1.6 million people reached with sanitation, 3.2 million people benefiting from programming that improved their hygiene and 4.7 million people provided with access to clean drinking water.

The Senior Director of WASH provides strategic leadership and direction for the WASH field operations to maximize the WASH contribution to child well-being, the Sustainable Development Goals and to ensure operational performance that meets the sector standards and donor expectations. This position ensures effective partnership with WV field teams, the donors and other partners. The role strengthens WV operational effectiveness and reputation, creates and strengthens strategic partnerships, networking, and innovative approaches and strengthens and mobilizes the community of practice to execute programming that demonstrates evidence of efficiency and impact, enhance global WASH reputation, influence, and thought leadership. The role will collaborate with the WVUS Director of WASH and WVI Global Sector Lead for WASH. The location of this position is continental Africa. The specific location in Africa is negotiable.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Set Strategic Priorities:

  • Ensures quality WASH programming that is equitable and sustainable.

  • Develops annual WASH Business Plans with the Regional WASH Directors, Support Offices and National teams.

  • Ensures integration of WV distinctives and ethos in WASH implementation.

  • Ensures alignment of WASH programming with global sector approaches and project models.

  • Ensures overall compliance with WVI Partnership standards and industry standards.

  • Oversees the quality and coverage of WASH programming.

  • Champions cross-sector collaboration for integration of WASH programming with other sectors.

  • Provides leadership and mentoring for WASH field teams, and supports the WASH Capacity Building Plan.

Provide Operational Accountability:

  • Ensure accountability of national and regional portfolios to deliver WASH outcomes as defined in Business Plans.

  • Ensure donor promises are met or exceeded.

  • Measure extent to which resourcing opportunities meet WASH operations needs and impact child well-being.

  • Ensure high quality technical support is provided to National Offices on the development of Technical Approach and Technical Programs to address WASH needs.

  • Ensure effective implementation of 14-Country Response Plan recommendations in WASH programming.

  • Ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of WASH programming, evidence-building for new initiatives where needed, and learning and sharing for quality improvement.

Internal and External Engagement:

  • Maintains effective and strategic relationships with Regional Office WASH Managers, WASH Sector Lead, and major WASH Support Offices to assure WASH service quality and meet donor expectations.

  • Assures quality programming and evidence of impact in WASH field operations to position WV as the NGO of choice with potential and key partners, donors and stakeholders.

  • Championing WASH campaigns and resource acquisition in the field.

  • Champion the annual/biannual WASH Forum to celebrate impact and innovation in WASH and to leverage funding opportunities with donors and partners.

  • Participates in high level international and regional meetings, forums and conferences as required.

  • Collaborates with Faith and Development actors internally and externally as we seek to integrate faith into all our programming.

Build Capacities:

  • Determines the technical capacity needs for the Field WASH teams.

  • Builds capability of the Field WASH professionals and community of practice.

  • Builds understanding of current footprint and identify opportunities for further growth and impact.

  • Promotes a culture of innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement.

  • Collaborate with WVI Partnership sector leads to ensure WASH lessons are documented and disseminated.

  • Collaborate with Partnership sector leaders on the development and implementation of Project Models.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Master’s degree required in international relief and development, behavior change, engineering or business, plus related professional work experience.

  • Excellent in written reporting and in verbal communication in English.

  • Strong experience and proven skills in leading a team of technical professionals.

  • Leader with minimum 10 years’ experience designing and leading WASH programming in the developing world.

  • In-depth knowledge/expertise in WASH programming including evidence based best practices.

  • Strong relational and networking skills, demonstrated ability to supervise teams, and significant experience engaging with donors and fundraisers.

Preferred:

  • Strong experience working with and managing large grant portfolios for foundations, bilateral and multilateral donors.

  • Strong experience and proven skills in working effectively across cultures to advance priorities and achieve change, in situations without direct authority.

  • Strong experience and proven skills in external engagement that contributes to change in policy and practice and builds WVs reputation as a leader in the industry.

  • Strong experience developing strategy and policy in large organization.

  • Experience in working with faith, faith actors and faith related issues in development.

  • Fluency in a relevant second language (Spanish or French) is desirable.

Global Director, Humanitarian Operations

*Position to be located within a jurisidiction (country or U.S.State) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Global Director of Humanitarian Operations plays a critical leadership role to ensure that the World Vision international Partnership is equipped to prepare for and respond to humanitarian emergencies and to oversee & support WV’s portfolio of major humanitarian responses, which in FY18 enabled WV to reached 14 million people with humanitarian assistance in response to 140 disasters in over 40 countries, and totaled $692 million, over a third of WV’s total ministry spend.

The role set’s WV’s disaster management standard, leads WV’s global surge capacity and capability development, matrix manages Regional Humanitarian Directors & national Emergency Response Directors and oversees $2 million of pre-positioned emergency supplies and our $7 million emergency preparedness & response fund.

BACKGROUND/CONTEXT:

  • Humanitarian crises are affecting more people and for longer. Driven by conflict, climate change and disaster over 130 million people worldwide need humanitarian assistance and protection just to survive. The number of active emergencies with an international response has doubled in a decade. Conflict related crises are increasingly protracted, with average emergency responses lasting 7 years and 60% of people receiving humanitarian assistance doing so for 5 years or more.

  • For children facing emergencies these large scale, protracted humanitarian crises means that much of their childhoods are too often scarred by violence, long term displacement and disrupted education with their psychosocial needs increasingly recognized. After years of decline global hunger is growing again. From 2015-17 the number of people experiencing crisis-level food insecurity or worse increased from 80 to 124 million.

  • Humanitarian principles are under attack and the international humanitarian system is changing. Aid work should be protected under international law, yet hospitals are bombed, aid workers targeted and civilians starved by armed groups. Despite growing humanitarian funding (from US$4 billion in 2005 to $15 billion in 2018) a huge funding gap remains, of around 40% in most emergencies. New ways of working are bringing greater effectiveness & efficiency through cash based assistance, digital innovation and more local, durable and preventive solutions.

  • Responding to the needs of vulnerable children in humanitarian emergencies has been central to World Vision’s identity and ministry since our founding. WV’s core values, mission statement, Board policy on ‘Disaster Management and Conflict Response’ and Our Promise’s strategic imperative to ‘deepen our commitment to the most vulnerable children’ all reinforce our commitment to principled humanitarian action framed by our Christian identity and child focus.

  • In FY18 World Vision reached 14 million people (incl. 10 million children) with humanitarian assistance in response to 140 disasters in over 40 countries. Disaster Management ministry totaled $692 million, over a third of WV’s total ministry spend.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor and support new and evolving humanitarian emergencies and WV responses. Participate in emergency declarations, advising on strategy & identifying where global capacity is needed to supplement local, national and/or regional capacity.

  • Lead and manage WV’s global Humanitarian Operations (HOps) Team and matrix management to Regional Humanitarian Directors & national/local Emergency Response Directors.

  • Setting and upholding World Vision’s standards for disaster management.

  • Build and monitor WV’s Disaster Management capabilities at national, regional and global level.

  • Develop, maintain and deploy WV’s global rapid response and pre-positioning capacity: leading WV’s Global Rapid Response Team & overseeing WV’s pre-positioned emergency supplies and emergency preparedness & response fund.

  • Position World Vision as a leading humanitarian agency, overseeing WV’s relations and engagement with UN OCHA and engaging regularly with sector peers.

  • As a member of WV’s global Disaster Management executive team, contribute to the strategic direction and effective functioning of the Disaster Management team.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Bachelors-level degree in International Studies.

  • Leadership and senior management experience in a complex global organisation.

  • Minimum of 10 years operational and management experience in the humanitarian sector, including at field level in major emergency responses.

  • Extensive knowledge of the international humanitarian sector (including standards, systems and actors) and strong track record of relationships and external engagement in the sector.

  • Verbal and written fluency in the English language.

Preferred:

  • Master’s Degree in International Studies with focus on humanitarian action.

  • Leadership and management development studies.

  • Humanitarian studies and/or humanitarian leadership development.

  • Effective communications – written and spoken with media, public presentations etc.

  • Technical skills and experience in relevant area (e.g., programmes, logistics, security. management, humanitarian protection, accountability, technical sectors [e.g., WASH]).

  • Some proficiency in other languages (e.g., French, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese).

  • Experience working in a range of international and cultural settings and at global capital level.

  • Management of a dispersed geographic team.

  • Financial and budget management.

  • Risk management in humanitarian settings.

Work Environment:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel internationally up to 40% of the time. This will include insecure areas and locations where basic services are damaged or limited as well as high level external representation in global humanitarian capitals such as Geneva and New York. Some travel may be at short notice if needed in response to humanitarian emergencies and on rare occasions may need to be prolonged for up to several weeks. A day-to-day working base could be from a WV office and/or home office environment, preferably from a well-connected international travel hub location. During home/office working times, extensive virtual/online interaction across several international time zones would be common so flexibility in daily working hours and routine is both possible and necessary.

Project Director, WV Mexico

Project Director

Purpose Of Position

The position of Project Director will be expected to lead and provide strategic leadership to the anticipated Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL, or the Department), cooperative agreement that will fund technical assistance project in Mexico to strengthen the capacity of governments to address child labor and/or forced labor, and violations of acceptable conditions of work.

The objective of the project is to reduce the risk of child labor, forced labor, and other violations of labor rights for vulnerable women and girls within the agricultural sector.

Major Responsibilities

  • Manage proactive and responsive relationship with grant donor in close collaboration with World Vision National Office staff

  • Direct and oversee grant implementation, ensuring that all strategic objectives are met through proper design, staffing, implementation and quality assurance

  • Research new funding opportunities and develop and write funding proposals, if second phase of the grant or cost extension is planned

  • Supervise a team of senior level international and national staff with skills across a diverse set of technical areas

  • Ensure proper technical capacity of staff to manage complex donor-funded projects

  • Lead grant staff and short-term consultants

  • Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely accurate and professional reports that meet donor requirements

  • Manage grant/project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and SO staff.

  • Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocated as per assigned budget, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure low risk audits

  • Liaise with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate

  • Consistently look for more effective and efficient implementation methods and opportunities to increase impact

  • Participate and conduct on-going lessons learned with key staff and partners/sub-grantees

  • Liaise with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate

  • Participate, lead NGO – donor forum to represent WV, the project, and seek cooperation for joint advocacy opportunities

  • Escalate grant management issues early and openly; resolve grant management issues quickly and fully.

  • Provide spiritual leadership to the grants team. Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and daily devotional meetings.

  • Serve as primary liaison to [THE DONOR], local and national governmental authorities, local NGOs, community organizations, Facilitate learning of best practices on program’s technical areas. And other donor organizations.

  • Provide vision and strategic technical leadership for the project.

  • Close cooperation with NO GAM lead for implementation of the GAM objectives as well as close collaboration within the NO GAM Unit on donor positioning, lessons learned, grant health and quality improvements

  • Establish clear and frequent communication regarding program progress and oversight management with the donor.

Minimum Education, Training And Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of five years of experience in project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of cooperative agreement and/or contract requirements (including meeting deadlines, achieving targets, establishing and maintaining systems for managing project operations, working with multiple subgrantee(s) and/or contractor(s), and overseeing the preparation and submission of required reports to donor agencies), preferably in the country of implementation.

  • Experience establishing and maintaining systems for managing project operations.

  • Proven experience in a leadership role for a project addressing labor-related issues, including child labor, forced labor, or workplace exploitation.

  • Demonstrate the ability to maintain working relationships with all project stakeholders, and engages in coalition building and public-private partnership promotion.

  • Understanding of agricultural supply chains, gender mainstreaming, and/or women’s economic empowerment.

  • Proficiency with public speaking is preferred.

  • University and/or Master's Studies

  • Fluency in English and Spanish is required.

  • Must be directly hired by the recipient, not a subrecipient.

  • Must devote at least 90 percent level of effort

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, World Vision Mexico

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, World Vision Mexico

Purpose of Position

The M&E Officer has overall responsibility for providing coordination and leadership for monitoring and evaluation of the grant, including formative investigation (pre-intervention baseline), ongoing data collection, and summative research evaluation (post-intervention). M&E Officer would also be responsible for the evaluation that will sum up the grant’s accomplishments in accurate and objective way.

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will also support local partners in establishing their M&E and work closely with eth Private Sector Partners as needed for reporting systems, as well as provide technical assistance to improve their understanding of project evaluation and a performance-based management approach. In addition, to monitoring and evaluation, the position will support reporting activities, including the training of staff.

Major Responsibilities

Planning

  • Develop the overall framework for grant M&E in accordance to the design document and donor requirements

  • Identify the core information needs of grant management, partners, and funding agencies; Participate in development of the annual work plan and budget, ensuring alignment with technical strategy

  • Foster participatory planning and monitoring by engaging primary stakeholder groups in the M&E of activities

  • Pre-Implementation

  • Conduct readiness assessment: the incentives at the system level, the beneficiaries and existing capacity

  • Keep abreast of developments in grant/program changes and progress in order to advise and recommend tools and strategies to increase program performances and results.

  • Identify the requirement for collecting baseline data, prepare terms-of-reference for and arrange the conduct of a baseline survey, as required.

Implementation/Execution

  • Oversee and execute M&E activities with particular focus on results and impacts as well as in lesson learnt

  • Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed

  • Clarify and/or facilitate process for monitoring and evaluations of sub-grantees

  • Identify the need and draw up the ToRs for specific studies; Recruit, guide and supervise consultants or organizations that are contracted to implement special surveys and studies required for evaluating grant effects and impacts

  • Perform regular field visits to ensure the quality of data collected by Programs and to verify the accuracy of reported data

Reporting

  • Guide staff and executing partners in preparing their progress reports in accordance with approved reporting formats and ensure their timely submission. This includes quarterly progress reports, annual project reports, inception reports, and ad-hoc technical reports.

  • Prepare consolidation progress reports for grant management including identification of problems, causes of potential bottlenecks in the project implementation, and providing specific recommendations

  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in existing data collection and management systems and propose solutions to improve knowledge management activities

  • Draft tools and their revisions as well as data collection procedures (eg. logical framework, project performance tracking, indicators, data flow chart, M&E manuals)

Capacity Building/Continuous Learning

  • Design and implement a system to identify, analyze, document and disseminate lessons learned

  • Check that monitoring data are discussed in the appropriate forum and in a timely fashion in terms of implications of future action. If necessary create such discussion forums to fill any gaps.

  • Monitor the follow up on evaluation recommendations

  • Support project/program staff on ways to properly document, organize and capture program progress

  • Facilitate, act as resource person, and join, if required any external supervision and evaluation missions

  • Organize (and provide) refresher training in M&E for grants staff, implementing partners, local organizations and primary stakeholders with view of strengthening local M&E capacity

  • Network with external and WV internal partners to promote learning and achieve M&E excellence.

Minimum Education, Training and Abilities Requirements:

  • Bachelor required, Masters preferred in Statistics, Demographics, Public Policy, International Development or a related field- with an advanced certification in M&E, Statistics or economics preferred

  • Report writing, research, monitoring and evaluation skills

  • Knowledge of major evaluation methodologies (quantitative, qualitative and impact)

  • Familiarity with and a supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening local organizations and building local capacities for self-management

  • Willingness to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially primary stakeholders

  • Strong leadership and management skills

  • Strong mediation and conflict resolution skills

  • Fluency in English and Spanish is required.

  • Strong analytical skills

Experience Required Minimum Qualification for this Position.

  • 5 years professional experience in a Senior M&E position

  • M&E advanced certification preferred

  • Experience Designing and managing gender disaggregated databases

  • Knowledge of major evaluation methodologies (qualitative, quantitative, impact)

  • Fluency in Spanish and English required

Senior Analyst for Evidence Translation

*Preferred locations: USA and Canada. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Evidence Translation seeks to leverage evidence of impact by analyzing existing data, drawing out insights, interpreting results, and making clear for others what the evidence is, why the evidence is relevant, and how it can be appropriately used. Translation does not mean developing donor facing messaging or documents. It is an intermediary step of taking highly technical data or evidence and explaining or illustrating it clearly so that fundraisers, communicators and other staff can appropriately leverage and utilize the information.

The role of Senior Analyst for Evidence Translation is to analyze and interpret existing evidence – available through WV’s global databases and reporting systems – and draw out meaningful insights that can be summarized and/or made accessible and useful for internal stakeholders. This position supports the evidence translation function, by making full use of our evidence for fundraising, external engagement, communications, strategy realization and improving programme quality by qualitative and quantitative analysis and interrogation.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Data Interrogation:

  • Using existing data sets available from Horizon, Grants, Private Non-sponsorship, finance and others, track and maintain familiarity with the latest data as it becomes available.

  • Maintain good working relationship with the Evidence Strengthening and Impact Reporting sub-team (within Evidence Building (EB)) and the Horizon team to ensure familiarity with data quality issues, global reporting timelines, etc.

  • Carry out analysis on the data to identify trends, themes and insights that speaks to WV’s global impact in the field,

  • During evidence translation, the position adjudicates various interpretations regarding what the evidence means, and resolves to a single perspective in order for the Partnership to have a singular view on what a piece of evidence means.

  • This position is an arbiter of what the Partnership defines as truth regarding a particular piece of evidence.

  • Evidence that has been translated and curated may be questioned, or challenged either by internal or external stakeholders. This position uses persuasion and credible sourcing to convince those that bring the challenge of the validity of the evidence.

Data Curation & Resource Development:

  • Develop resources for internal stakeholders that communicate the latest data in an accessible way. These may include resource pages kept up to date with a curated sample of the latest global impact data, PowerBI platforms for visualization and basic manipulation of particular datasets, etc.

  • Collaborate with IT and Knowledge Management teams to ensure resources are widely known and accessible internally.

  • Field requests and questions from across the partnership (Support Offices (SOs), Regional Offices (ROs) and Field Offices (FOs)) regarding WV’s global evidence of impact.

Evidence Interpretation:

  • Collaborate with the Senior Research and Strategy Advisor, and the Senior Director for Evidence Building, to shape and define WV’s ‘official’ position on, and interpretations of the various datasets, research findings, and pieces of evidence about WVs impact in the field.

  • During evidence translation, the position will need to adjudicate various interpretations regarding what the evidence means, and will need to resolve to a single perspective in order for the Partnership to have a singular view on what a piece of evidence means. This position is an arbiter of what the Partnership defines as truth regarding a particular piece of evidence.

Contribute to Strategic Projects:

  • Contribute expertise to special projects or initiatives, as needed. This may include interpretation and translation of specific research projects or datasets, tracking or verification of changing trends, and/or collaborating with other parts of the organization on product development to showcase evidence of impact relevant to specific audiences or needs (GAM, GMC, Sponsorship, Support Office Fundraising, Advocacy).

Evidence Building Team Priorities:

  • Contribute to and support priority projects of the EB team as needed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Masters in a field relevant to Humanitarian and Development sectors, and/or involving advanced training/experience in data management and analysis.

  • Experience managing large databases and carrying out data analysis of humanitarian/development data sets using statistical analysis software (SPSS/STATA, etc.)

  • Experience with data reporting tools and platforms such as Power BI.

  • Strong, demonstrated skills in communicating complex data or findings to ‘lay’ audiences in clear, concise and accessible formats. (Essential).

  • Strong ability to view data at both the micro and macro level. Must be able to skillfully manipulate and analyze datasets, while also understand and communicate the implications of what the data is saying and why it’s significant at a program, sector, or organizational level.

  • Skills working independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Demonstrated skill in both quantitative and qualitative analysis.

  • Previous experience working with an international NGO.

  • Previous experience working cross-culturally and with a variety of stakeholders (senior leadership, field, technical, marketing, communications).

  • Very Strong communication skills, particularly written, but also in speaking with key stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated experience carrying out statistical analysis, writing research reports, and doing interpretive analysis of existing data sets.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong understanding of World Vision’s programmes, core project models and sector approaches.

  • Experience working within the World Vision Partnership across entities (ie. Support Office, National Office, Global Center).

  • Experience analyzing and utilizing both qualitative and quantitative data4.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Senior Evidence Writer

*Preferred locations: USA and Canada. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Evidence Translation seeks to leverage evidence of impact by analyzing existing data, drawing out insights, interpreting results, and making clear for others what the evidence is, why the evidence is relevant, and how it can be appropriately used. Translation does not mean developing donor facing messaging or documents. It is an intermediary step of taking highly technical data or evidence and explaining or illustrating it clearly so that fundraisers, communicators and other staff can appropriately leverage and utilize the information.

The role of Senior Evidence Writer is to summarize, interpret and enhance existing evidence—available through WV’s research, monitoring and evaluation reports—and create evidence assets that meet stakeholder needs and interests. The position is meant to translate technical evidence for lay audiences, and make the evidence approachable, meaningful, and easily accessible. This position supports the evidence translation function, by making full use of our evidence for fundraising, external engagement, communications, strategy realization and improving programme quality. The Senior Evidence Writer will work to create the narrative that helps stakeholders across the WV Partnership to fully comprehend

the evidence of impact our programmes are achieving across funding streams and including all ministries and sectors. The position will work with WV teams implementing the Global Evidence Agenda to ensure that ongoing evidence building efforts have thought through end use, and work to help summarize findings in results in clear and compelling ways.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Evidence Summarization:

  • Develop summaries of the evidence of impact for each core project model.

  • Develop narratives of the progress WV is making towards each prioritized SDG.

  • Develop narratives which summarize WV’s progress in building evidence for the priorities outlined in the Global Evidence Agenda.

  • During evidence translation, the position adjudicates various interpretations regarding what the evidence means, and resolves to a single perspective in order for the Partnership to have a singular view on what a piece of evidence means.

  • This position is an arbiter of what the Partnership defines as truth regarding a particular piece of evidence.

  • Evidence that has been translated and curated may be questioned, or challenged either by internal or external stakeholders. This position uses persuasion and credible sourcing to convince those that bring the challenge of the validity of the evidence.

Meta Review of existing Evidence:

  • Carry out reviews of existing evaluations/baselines to draw out key trends, insights that can be shared and leveraged.

  • Review qualitative evidence and provide summarization and interpretation of results that can be shared internally and externally (ie. Inter-faith case studies).

  • Field requests and questions from across the partnership (Support Offices (SOs), Regional Offices (ROs) and Field Offices (FOs)) regarding WV’s global evidence of impact.

Evidence Interpretation:

  • Collaborate with the Senior Research and Strategy Advisor, and the Senior Director for Evidence Building, to shape and define WV’s ‘official’ position on, and interpretations of the various datasets, research findings, and pieces of evidence about WVs impact in the field.

  • During evidence translation, the position will need to adjudicate various interpretations regarding what the evidence means, and will need to resolve to a single perspective in order for the Partnership to have a singular view on what a piece of evidence means. This position is an arbiter of what the Partnership defines as truth regarding a particular piece of evidence.

Contribute to Strategic Projects:

  • Contribute expertise to special projects or initiatives, as needed. This may include interpretation and translation of specific research projects or datasets, tracking or verification of changing trends, and/or collaborating with other parts of the organization on product development to showcase evidence of impact relevant to specific audiences or needs (GAM, GMC, Sponsorship, Support Office Fundraising, Advocacy).

Evidence Building Team Priorities:

  • Contribute to and support priority projects of the Evidence Building (EB) team as needed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Masters in a field relevant to Scientific Writing, and the Humanitarian and Development sectors.

  • Experience carrying out meta-reviews of evaluations/baselines

  • Experienced in scientific writing, and evidence translation

  • Strong, demonstrated skills in writing, taking complex subject matter and effectively communicating the key ideas, themes to lay audiences in clear, concise and accessible formats. (Essential).

  • Strong ability to interpret technical writing in a variety of disciplines, and summarize into clear, succinct evidence assets that retain the essence of the original evidence.

  • Skills working independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Previous experience working with an international NGO

  • Previous experience working cross-culturally and with a variety of stakeholders (senior leadership, field, technical, marketing, communications)

  • Very Strong communication skills, particularly written, but also in speaking with key stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated experience carrying out reviews of existing evidence, summarizing technical writing, and interpreting scientific writing.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong understanding of World Vision’s programmes, core project models and sector approaches

  • Experience working within the World Vision Partnership across entities (ie. Support Office, National Office, Global Center)

  • Experience analyzing qualitative data4.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

EMERGENCY RESPONSE ROSTER

*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.

Eligible, selected, and fully vetted applicants will be approved on the Emergency Response Roster and may be considered for future humanitarian opportunities with World Vision. If you have the required experience and would like to partner 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 affairs 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.

  • Demonstrated management of budgets in emergency response settings.

  • Grant Acquisition Management experience in your personalized expertise.

  • Strong track record in developing good working relationships with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies.

  • Willing to serve unaccompanied; most likely in a team house setting.

  • English proficiency; written and verbal.

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):

  • Response Director

  • Operations Director

  • Programmes Director

Manager/Specialist positions currently accepting applications (must have 5+ years’ related experience):

  • Communication and Engagement Manager

  • Human Resources Manager

  • Support Services Manager

  • Finance Manager

  • Information Management Manager

  • Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager

  • Grant Acquisition and Management Manager

  • Cash Programming Manager

  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Manager

  • Health Manager

  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager

  • Nutrition Manager

  • Education Manager

  • Livelihoods Manager

  • Protection Manager

  • Child Protection Manager

Solutions Architect I

*Preferred position location: California., USA. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in Latin America and Caribben, Africa or Asia Pacific Region.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Individuals in the Architect I role are expected to facilitate the development of the right future-state architecture and ensure its effective adoption. They provide overall direction, guidance and definition of architecture programs that effectively support business strategies. This role will also advocate and support the enterprise’s IT strategies, identify and analyze enterprise business drivers, analyze the current IT environment to detect critical deficiencies, recommend solutions for improvement and develop strategies aligning IT to the business. They must have significant business knowledge and have one or more areas of technical expertise in which they concentrate. These technical areas may include network, security, applications and systems software, data and Internet.

Individuals in this role work on highly complex projects that require in-depth knowledge of two or more specialized architecture areas such as network, security, applications, information, systems and Internet and business segments.

They work on multiple projects as a project leader or internal consultant. They are viewed as an expert and provide knowledge and counsel to others.

Individuals in the Architect job family interface across all business areas, acting as visionaries to proactively assist in defining the direction for future projects. They conceive strategies, solutions, build consensus, and sell/execute solutions. They are involved in all aspects of the project life cycle, from the initial kickoff through the requirements analysis, design and implementation. Additional responsibilities may include the establishment of the overall architectural viewpoints and the establishment and oversight of organization standards and policies. Architects identify major system interfaces, build e-business capabilities, and identify existing architecture weaknesses and opportunities for systems.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Solutions Architecture:

  • Assists in the development of solutions that deliver capabilities to the enterprise.

  • Analyzes enterprise business drivers to determine corresponding change requirements.

  • Assists in the implementation of an ESA based on enterprise business requirements and IT strategies.

  • Assists in defining the principles to guide solution decisions for the enterprise.

  • Coordinates solution architecture implementation and modification activities.

  • Assists in the evaluation and selection of software product standards, as well as the design of standard software configurations.

  • Consults with application or infrastructure development projects to fit systems or infrastructure to architecture.

Architecture Roadmap:

  • Assists in the analysis, design, and development of a roadmap and implementation plan based upon a current vs. future state in a cohesive architecture viewpoint.

  • Works with Lead Architect to assure architectural alignment.

Architecture Requirements:

  • Gathers and analyzes data and develops requirements at project level.

  • Aligns architectural requirements with IT strategy.

  • Assesses near-term needs to establish business priorities.

Quality Assurance:

  • Analyzes information to evaluate the effectiveness of controls, determine the accuracy of reports, and monitor the efficiency and security of operations.

Standards:

  • Supports and participates in developing policies, standards, guidelines and procedures.

  • Designs standard software configurations.

  • Promotes the EA process, outcomes and results.

Governance:

  • Participates in the EA and domain’s architecture Governance process.

  • Reviews exceptions and makes recommendations to architectural standards at a domain level.

Reuse:

  • Identifies opportunities for reuse.

  • Supports the development of architectural models or views.

Architecture Improvements:

  • Analyzes the current architecture to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for improvements.

  • Identifies and when necessary, proposes variances to the architecture to accommodate project needs.

Architecture Compatibilities:

  • Consults with project teams to ensure compatibility with existing solutions, infrastructure and services.

  • Manages the design of systems.

Consulting:

  • Provides strategic consultation to clients and IT teams.

  • Participates in quality reviews and provides feedback.

  • Advises on options, risks, costs versus benefits, system impacts, and technology priorities.

  • Works with business leaders to understand business requirements and help them understand how technology tradeoffs influence strategy.

  • Consults on business-facing projects and maintains knowledge of their progress.

Communications:

  • Keeps IT’s technology and service managers aware of key customer issues, identifying and resolving potential problems and conflicts.

  • Sells the architecture process, its outcome and ongoing results.

Oversight:

  • Coordinates architecture implementation and modification activities.

  • Assists in post-implementation continuous-improvement efforts to enhance performance and provide increased functionality.

  • Ensures the conceptual completeness of the technical solution.

  • Works closely with project management to ensure alignment of plans with what is being delivered.

Research:

  • Researches and evaluates emerging technology, industry and market trends to assist in project development and/or operational support activities.

  • Provides recommendations based on business relevance, appropriate timing and deployment.

Tool Selection:

  • Identifies the tools and components used for a project from the approved enterprise toolset.

Finance:

  • Recommends expenditures based on the size, scope, and cost of hardware and software components.

  • Assists in developing business cases.

Chance Management:

  • Recommends changes that impact strategic business direction.

  • Supports change management initiatives.

Project Status:

  • Collaborates with project management on reporting project status, issues, risks and benefits.

  • Meets with project leaders to ensure progress towards architectural alignment with project goals and requirements.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Systems Analysis or a related field. Or equivalent work experience.

  • Typically has 7- 8 years of experience in multiple IT areas with 2 - 3 years of relevant domain experience (data, network, application, systems, etc.)

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

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Requires advanced to expert level knowledge and understanding of architecture, application design, systems engineering and integration.

  • Prior experience working with API driven architecture and integration stacks (Mulesoft, TIBCO, etc.) preferred but not required.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time.

VisionFund Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

VisionFund is seeking a Financial Planning and Analysis Manager to assist the Controller in development and execution of financial planning, reporting and forecasting for the Microfinance Institutions globally. This position takes direction from the Controller and works closely with the CFO, and senior management to design and implement the annual forecasts in line with the organizational strategy. This will require continued development of the budgeting process, monthly reporting and forecasting models, including funding forecasting and ongoing cash and liquidity management reporting. This position also manages the MFI lending and investment forecasting process. Experienced in banking accounting and procedures (min. 7 years), this person will also communicate and train the financial staff in the MFI’s and work with them to ensure timely submissions and accurate numbers.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

MFI Budget and Forecast:

  • Design forecast model templates to be used by all MFIs.

  • Own and implement global process for review and consolidation of forecasts.

  • Seek continual improvement and refinement of process.

  • Train MFIs and regional staff on use of the models.

  • Distribute monthly rolling reforecasts.

  • Work with VFI finance staff to ensure proper budget to actual reporting.

VFI Budget and Forecast:

  • Design and implement global financial model and 10+ departmental budgets.

  • Work with SET to develop accurate assumptions aligned with strategy.

  • Work with Finance and Funding staff to develop portfolio and income drivers and cash flow assumptions.

  • Prepare quarterly reforecasts and provide commentary on changes.

  • Work with VFI finance staff to ensure proper budget to actual reporting.

Financial Analysis:

  • Provide support in the analysis and implementation of projects for the network.

  • Create financial models to support management decision making processes.

  • Engage with all levels of staff to gather necessary information for required analysis.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Finance, Accounting or Business degree.

  • Thorough knowledge and extensive experience in financial accounting control and operational risk assessment, management/performance reporting, and budgeting principles and practices.

  • Advanced Excel Knowledge.

  • Demonstrated ability to implement and use business intelligence tools for large datasets.

  • Ability to create complex financial models.

  • Good communication and influence skills in both oral and written forms.

  • Effective ability to train people in VisionFund policies and procedures formally and informally.

  • Must be experienced in use of accounting computer software systems.

  • Must be able to simultaneously manage multiple priorities and projects.

  • Must be cross-culturally sensitive as will work with associates from every area of the world.

  • Flexibility on hours to contact people within wide time zone differences is required.

  • 7 years related work experience preferably in banking environment.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

  • Spanish fluency desirable.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • MBA and/or CPA and/or CFA preferred.

  • Multi-national, multi-currency work experience strongly preferred.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 15% of the time.