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 Process Advisor, Digital for Development & Innovation

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Senior Process Advisor, Digital for Development (D4D) & Innovation, provides consultative guidance to WV staff globally toward standardizing processes, procedures, capacity building and knowledge management for World Vision’s D4D & Innovation portfolio to increasingly leverage digital technologies for community development. The key goal is to better align and systematize WV’s global D4D innovation processes toward further scalability and sustainability of context-appropriate technology solutions.

The Senior Process Advisor, Digital for Development (D4D) & Innovation role consults on the most complex enterprise wide improvement initiatives and is regarded as the highest level technical expert within the process improvement domain. They provide thought leadership and guidance on process improvement frameworks and IT processes.

Individuals within the Process Management job family are responsible for the delivering continuous improvements to the organization’s business and IT processes.

They establish, implement and sustain a framework for identifying, planning, delivering and supporting the most valuable process efficiency and effectiveness outcomes in the organization – often but not always through IT enablement. They ensure processes are repeatable, measurable and tracked. They also ensure that processes and procedures are in alignment with the framework and meet business requirements.

Process Management professionals work with cross-functional teams to design, develop and integrate IT processes and procedures utilizing best practices and industry standard frameworks. The overarching goal of the work that roles in this job family perform is to increase the effectiveness of internal processes for the improvement of the organization’s ability to adapt to changing business requirements.

Individuals in these roles will be expected to contribute in World Vision’s effort to institutionalize lean processes with the aim of improving outcomes and business results. To be successful a deep knowledge of the business, the outcomes it values and is seeking to cause are required as well as the awareness/knowledge of processes, methodologies, best practices and industry standard frameworks.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy/Planning:

  • Operationalizes and implements the vision and goals for a process improvement framework.

  • Influences strategy from a process improvement best practice and industry perspective.

  • Assists in the development of strategic proposals for enterprise process improvement.

  • Works with the product managers, service-level managers, quality managers, relationship managers and appropriate teams to understand how process improvements could improve service quality and relevance and develops a process improvement plan.

Process Requirements:

  • Conducts analysis of enterprise requirements and current process performance against industry standards to identify gaps and areas for improvement.

  • Ensures requirements reflect the business and IT’s standards and vision.

Process Design and Definition:

  • Facilitates the design of the enterprise overall process structure, including creating a process hierarchy that streamlines business and IT processes and eliminates redundancy.

  • Assists in the development and delivery of a 3 year plan for new process development and process improvement model.

  • Provides thought leadership for future state process design and definition.

  • Applies best practice and industry data to recommendations for process design and definition.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Oversees the definition of the goals and metrics that support the business and IT enterprise wide process improvement strategy.

  • Verifies that processes are fulfilling goals/outcomes and meeting the organization's needs.

  • Assesses current processes against industry standards.

  • Prioritizes process improvements according to value added and development of framework.

Documentation:

  • Identifies and establishes tools, methods and standards for documentation.

Communication & Execution:

  • Champions enterprise wide change with business and IT leaders.

  • Communicates objectives and concepts internally and externally, forming effective partnerships and coalitions.

Implementation & Support:

  • Researches and selects tools.

  • Defines the informational requirements of the process, and works with an appropriate team to evaluate and select, customize or develop IT applications to meet those requirements.

  • Identifies and defines requirements and opportunities for automation.

  • Sets migration road map and implementation path, incorporating process interdependencies.

  • Oversees the execution of the process improvement plan.

  • Fulfills, manages or coordinates the operational activities associated with the process as appropriate, with support from other members of the organization.

Reporting & Assessment:

  • Defines metrics, dashboards and reports ensuring return on investment.

  • Designs and uses reports to drive awareness of need for process changes and ensures adequate visibility of issues.

  • Analyzes variances against industry standards and makes recommendations to close gaps.

  • Reviews and critiques recommendations based on industry best practices and standards.

Education & Training:

  • Sets training strategy to ensure understanding and compliance with process improvement framework processes, policies, procedures and expected outcomes.

  • Researches, determines required funding, and defines criteria for any required vendor selection.

Coaching/Mentoring:

  • Provides ongoing knowledge transfer to team members and clients on process improvement and standards.

  • Mentors less-experienced team members.

Best Practices:

  • Researches industry trends and best practices.

  • Establishes networks/relationships with peers in the industry.

  • Represents World Vision in external forums.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field. Or equivalent work experience.

  • Experience in areas such as process design, re-engineering, Six Sigma, COBIT, Lean, CMMI, and ITIL.

  • Experience participating in industry forums.

  • Typically has 7 or more years of IT and business/industry work experience, with at least 5 years of experience in managing multiple, large, cross-functional teams or projects, and influencing senior level management and key stakeholders.

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

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience working in the humanitarian and development sector.

  • Exposure to innovation approaches for the humanitarian and development sector, as well as appropriate emerging technologies.

  • Knowledge of business analysis, technical specifications, systems requirements processes.

  • Experience in Learning and Development approaches for training and capacity building.

  • Familiarity with Knowledge Management approaches for gathering and disseminating information.

  • Conversational ability in Spanish, French or other languages.

Work Environment:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 10-15% of the time.

Global Procurement Administrator

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Contribute to the operational excellence and effectiveness of the Global Procurement Office by conducting ongoing and ad-hoc data reporting for analysis, monitoring, researching, and management purposes. Become proficient in the use of ProVision, aiding the Master Data Administrator in updating ProVision Item Catalog information and occasionally assisting WVI staff members in the creation of Purchase Requisitions (PRs) and the closing of Purchase Orders (POs). Participate in the creation and documentation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Provide backup support to the Global Purchasing Assistant, Master Data Administrator, and Procurement Coordinator as needed. Contribute to and potentially manage various continuous improvement projects within the department.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Set up and maintain master data records as ProVision Administrator:

  • Audit WVI item database and upgrade information as needed. Run reconciliation reports to ensure consistency between up to date item order forms and COUPA/ProVision master data.

  • Create and maintain “Bulk Upload” templates for qualifying GPO and GIS supplier catalog items.

  • Understand the end to end processes and how the master data functionality impacts all downstream systems and transactions.

  • Support data entry into COUPA/ProVision templates for the various modules (i.e. Supplier, Item, Price, Remit-To Address, Contract, Savings percentage and Content Group).

  • Process Purchase Requisitions and Purchase Orders in COUPA/ProVision.

  • Troubleshoot issues in COUPA/ProVision and assist in supporting the execution of the Source to Pay (S2P) process.

  • Perform spend analysis to identify opportunities for new global contracts, using ProVision data.

Create and maintain training guides and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for the GPO and Shared Services Teams:

  • Bulk Upload

  • Contract Creation/Deactivation

  • PR Creation

  • Supplier Registration

  • Coordinate with outside vendors/suppliers and the Master Data Administrator to establish item catalogs, aiding the process of activating, deactivating and updating items as needed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • College degree preferably Business or Supply Chain related.

  • Excellent in MS Office with Intermediate/Advance Excel Skills. (Example: Sum, Average, Count, Create Tables, Create Headers, Create formulas between tabs or separate spreadsheets, Sort, Filter, Color code, Format Painter, duplicate formulas for whole rows or columns, Create Pivot tables, VLookup, IF statements, Create Charts and Graphs, What If analysis, Data Validation, Protect Workbook and Freeze Panes).

  • Strong analytical skills - able to analyze large data sets, using critical thinking and Excel functions.

Preferred:

  • Degree in Finance, International Business or Supply Chain Management

  • Experience in EProcurement Systems such as Coupa and SAP Ariba

  • Lean Six Sigma Certification

  • Project management experience

Work Environment:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 0-5% of the time.

On-Call Facilities Technician I

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Performs duties to provide general facility maintenance support with a variety of related tasks to maintain the office building and grounds. This position requires the ability to assist with facilities related projects and other support services to provide a safe work environment for staff.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform maintenance duties including but not limited to:

  • Kitchen/bathroom stocking, light replacement, conference room temp adjustments and furniture/room changes.

  • Performs all receiving and delivery of shipments to staff as they arrive.

  • Provide customer service including but not limited to: respond to inquire and complaints in a professional manner, ensure timely and quality service when working with staff.

  • Back-up support duties are not limited to: Mail-room, shipping/receiving services, printers, janitorial tasks, A/V equipment and sound system.

  • Carries out additional responsibilities and projects assigned by supervisor.

  • Attends and participates in daily devotional meetings and weekly chapel.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Requires High School diploma or technical school education or 3+ years of related facilities experience.

  • Must be able to effectively communicate (oral and written) with employees, contractors, and vendors.

  • Ability to multitask and service on demand in a friendly and professional manner.

  • Experience with facility maintenance preferred or basic understanding of how things work (facility-related).

  • Demonstrate responsiveness and creativity in finding solutions for service delivery and overall client satisfaction.

  • Must be highly motivated, work with little supervision, and have excellent customer service.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Basic computer knowledge and has the ability to learn quickly is preferred.

  • Proficient in computer skills, Word and Excel. Experience with inventory control and work order software a plus.

  • Be able to walk, bend, stoop, balance, crawl, and reach for extended periods of time.

  • Must be able to lift up to 75lbs.

  • Must be comfortable and able to work on a ladder of 20’.

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. 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):

  • Response Director

  • Operations Director

  • 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

  • Finance 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

  • Health Manager/Specialist

  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager/Specialist

  • Nutrition Manager/Specialist

  • Education in Emergencies Manager/Specialist

  • Livelihoods Manager/Specialist

  • Protection Manager/Specialist

  • Child Protection ManManager/Specialist