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

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Investment Analyst

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

VisionFund International (VFI), the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision, manages a global network of microfinance institutions (MFIs). In order to efficiently align all VFI financial resources behind strategy and impact, an investment function has been established to ensure rigorous, objective, and transparent investment decision making. The investment function is a broad division of the VFI Global Centre Finance department and comprises the following departmental units:

  • Investment Transaction – sourcing of investment opportunities, underwriting analysis, structuring, pricing, execution, and performance monitoring.

  • Portfolio Management – strategy, budgeting, asset allocation and rebalancing, market and economic monitoring, reporting, analysis, and administration.

  • Treasury – management of liquidity, short term investments, and asset/liability risk (including FX, interest rate, maturity, and portfolio quality), hedging, trading, and settlements.

The Investment Analyst reports to the Investment Director and provides analysis and reporting at both the transaction and portfolio levels, as well as supporting treasury and accounting needs.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Investment Analysis:

Develop and write investment proposals for equity and debt transactions to be presented to the Investment Director and Impact Investment Committee for approval:

  • Work cross functionally with VFI Risk, Impact, Strategy and Regional teams to complete market and entity level assessments of investment risk/return/impact profile.

  • Research and interpret company data to facilitate investment proposal recommendations, including interviews with MFI management and other stakeholders.

  • Evaluate credit applications utilizing CAMELS methodology (Capital adequacy, asset quality, management, earnings, liquidity, and market sensitivty).

  • Help design and utilize financial modeling to assess valuation.

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of industry happenings and current events, conduct primary and secondary research from industry sources.

  • Prepare for and attend Impact Investment Committee meetings, including preparation of meeting materials, presentation of investment proposals for approval, and recording of meeting minutes as required.

  • Report to Impact Investment Committee performance on previously approved investment trasactions and assist Investment Director in following up accountability for investment contingencies.

  • Work with MFIs to resolve gaps and concerns, and escalate severe problems or issues to senior management.

  • Identify potential investment opportunities.

Portfolio Management and Reporting:

  • Evaluate existing investment strategies both for performance monitoring and for potential opportunities to increase efficiency through structural or other modifications.

  • Periodically review performance and risk across all investments.

  • Attend and contribute to Investment Capital Management (ICM) calls.

  • Work with Investment Director to collect and analyze MFI rolling funding forecasts.

  • Maintain awareness of market, economic, and political developments that impact the risk profile of the portfolio.

  • Prepare portfolio analysis (performance, composition, etc.) and reporting to Impact Investment Committee, Management, and the Board.

  • Prepare hedge tracking schedules and report FX open position monthly to Investment Director.

Manage linkage between loan/hedge analysis and accounting team to ensure the following:

  • Investment related journal entries are produced by deadlines required by accoutning team for month end close.

  • Derivatives and portfolio are marked to market appropriately.

  • Manage the VFI Loan Database including the recording of investment data, design of database requirements, and querying data.

  • Prepare requested analysis and assemble quarterly reporting package for Management Risk Committee, recording of meeting minutes as required.

  • Produce 3rd party borrowings schedule report in a timely manner and free of errors based on available information.

Treasury and FX Support:

Provide support to the folowing treasury functions as needed:

  • Act as backup trader for Investment Director - seek quotes and execute hedge contracts for foreign currency loan agreements and other currency transactions when required.

  • Prepare monthly settlement instructions for all derivatives and act as liaison with WVI Treasury and hedge counterparties. Reconcile all hedge activity against VFI records.

  • Instruct wire payments as requested for VFI lending and investment transactions.

  • Assess FX spot markets for material savings and recommend optimal counterparties for foreign currency wire transfers.

  • Contribute to ad hoc financial analysis requests and projects in order to cross train and support the wider team when possible.

  • Ensure that interest expense on VFI borrowings are paid in a timely manner.

  • Assist with the GC Investment component of the annual planning process, including compiling MFI funding plans.

  • Support the annual audit process for investment related requirements.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor Degree, preferably in Finance, Accounting, Business, Economics or related quantitative discipline.

  • Strong MS Excel skills required, with competency in intermediate to advanced functions.

  • Advanced knowledge of financial markets.

  • 3+ years direct financial analysis experience, ideally in banking or related investing or lending practices.

  • Demonstrated intercultural communication and influencing skills.

  • Theoretical knowledge of and/or experience with foreign currency risk and hedging.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • International / Multinational experience preferred, in particular in emerging markets.

  • Masters Degree (MBA, MS Accounting, etc) and/or professional certification (CPA/CFA).

  • Highly organized, with the initiative and ability to work with limited supervision.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects under tight deadlines.

  • Ability to work effectively within a small team setting.

  • Organized, detail oriented and extremely thorough while having the confidence and communication skills to ensure work processes are completed accurately and appropriately.

  • Strong problem solving skills and demonstrated ability to take initiative and critically analyze processes and procedures in a push toward constant improvement.

  • Experience working with colleagues in different languages and timezones.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • National/international travel anticipated up to 10% of the time and flexibility to communicate with colleagues in different timezones (email/skype/phone).

Peer Review Advisor

*Preferred position location: Monrovia, California. 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:

The Peer Review Advisor serves as a key member of the Peer Review Team, whose task it is to both plan and execute reviews of World Vision’s Boards and Advisory Councils, ensuring alignment with the relevant standards and policies required by the Partnership. The primary purpose of this role is to ensure that assigned reviews are conducted in a professional manner and in accordance with the required standards, requiring the support of up to 7 reviews per annum and the full facilitation of 4. The advisor will also assist the department in numerous additional related aspects including process revisions, review of standards and ad hoc tasks including, but not limited to, the conducting and subsequent analysis of surveys.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage the planning and implementation of assigned peer reviews. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Briefing board/AC Chairs and senior office management on process expectations.

  • Building capacity of self-review teams, working to ensure that deliverables are achieved within the required timeframes.

  • Ensuring that peers are provided the required information to fulfil their responsibilities.

For all reviews that require an in-country presence:

  • Ensuring that the process is facilitated in a consistent manner and in accordance with the process standards.

  • Facilitate the completion of worksheets and finalizing of the peer review report, seeking input from the Peer Review Director as necessary.

  • Up to 7 peer reviews will likely be assigned of which 4 will also require the position holder to facilitate the in-country peer review process.

  • Engage in Continual Process Improvement activities including ensuring that the peer review process remains fully in alignment with the Governance Critical Success Factors, Policies and Guidelines.

  • Engage RGA's and ensure that feedback on recommendations is reported in a timely manner.

  • Work with the Peer Review Director on ad hoc projects including the conducting and analysis of surveys e.g. Federal Health.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelors degree in social sciences or 5+ years relevant experience.

  • Fully conversant with MS Word, Excel & PowerPoint plus Lotus Notes.

  • Excellent facilitation, team participation, time management and follow through skills and an ability to communicate effectively with senior leadership and board members.

  • Ability to evaluate and provide insights to peers in regards to evidence provided by a NO to demonstrate a boards alignment in respect to Partnership Standards, while maintaining an understanding of the organisation’s culture, values and trends.

  • Prior experience in a review function or discipline.

  • Must be a person of discretion and diplomacy.

  • Excellent evaluative writing and editing skills.

  • Spanish language skills.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience of engaging with board members.

  • French language skills.

  • Ability to be objective and impartial.

  • Ability to adapt to different cultural environments.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

  • Overseas travel will generally not exceed 4 peer review visits (one week duration each) per year.

Senior Director, External Engagement

*Position location 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:

The Senior Director, External Engagement provides overall leadership, coordination and alignment of global level external engagement, seeking to achieve influence, support income and ultimately to impact external targets in support of WV objectives for children as articulated in Our Promise. The Senior Director will develop and deliver annual plans that maximize the external engagement of Senior leaders, sector and thematic experts, policy advisors and children. The Senior Leader leads and facilitates the External Engagement (EE) Advisory Group for aligned and impactful external engagement across the Global Centre, including through analysis and prioritization of external stakeholders and partnerships, and through regular reporting, innovation and excellence. The Senior Director leads the alignment of EE in WV Global Capitals, leads a team of EE advisors (including in the Global Capitals) and ensures that WV voices are addressing the most important and impactful stakeholders, forums and processes in support of the rights and well being of children, especially the most vulnerable. The Senior Leader will support strong external engagement across all entities of the Partnership, including support to Regional Advocacy Directors in their EE planning. S/he will support Senior WV leaders, including the President, in their participation in major multilateral events and dialogue with external bodies.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop and deliver a global External Engagement agenda focused on the rights of children and the achievement of priority Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) External Engagement agenda provides the best opportunities for WV to advance its external objectives and positively impact the lives of most vulnerable children.

Examples include:

  • Work with Global Capital leads to represent or position WV within the UN, diplomatic, and NGO communities.

  • Coordinate and facilitate external relationships that enable WV to articulate its concerns to NGO, UN, Governmental, and other multilateral bodies.

  • Strategic briefings to inform organizations of WV's work and policy positioning.

  • Direct meetings with key individuals and active participation in meetings of multilateral bodies.

  • Support, coordinate and facilitate representation at agreed global events on behalf of the wider A&EE.

  • Translate in-depth policy work in A&EE priority thematic areas into messaging for use in external relationships.

  • Maintain good relations and work effectively with other members of the GC, SOs and GFO teams to ensure that World Vision presents a professional and efficient point of contact to global institutions.

  • Including maintaining awareness of the activities of other members of the team to enable mutual support during times of high pressure activity.

  • Management of the EE team, including across Global Capitals in New York, Geneva and Brussels. Support regional capitals in other locations (Africa, Asia and LAC).

  • Aligned, well functioning team supporting overall EE objectives of the A&EE team and Global Centre.

  • Develop team culture in line with agreed A&EE behaviours and mindsets.

  • Contribute to the overall leadership of the A&EE team.

  • Set and monitor the team’s annual workplans and the individual workplans of the team.

  • Manage budget.

  • Represent World Vision, and/or support representation of World Vision leaders at priority external forums, events, networks and other processes to promote agreed policy positions.

  • Strong and effective World Vision representation at priority global forums and processes, through:

  • Consistent use of strategic planning processes and tools. This includes working with Global Communications to develop communications plans for all priority engagements, and working with the President’s communications team when he is participating.

  • Support for participation in international meetings, and provision of direction re: networking with multilateral leaders. Briefing key World Vision leaders before key events and debriefing afterwards.

  • Act as the organisational representative, the representative of the President, or the representative of the Advocacy & External Engagement Partnership Leader at external forums.

  • Advise WV leadership on industry thinking and new developments.

  • Provide overall leadership to EE Advisory Group.

  • Aligned, coherent and bold World Vision EE across the Global Centre, directed at the most important and prioritized external stakeholders, leading to influence, income and impact for children.

  • Provide guidance for the development of strategic global partnerships.

  • WV’s highest priority global partnerships are performing and delivering at their optimal level and, thereby, making substantive contributions to WV’s impact.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Masters degree in International Affairs, Public Policy, International Development, Human Rights, Law or other relevant field.

  • Minimum 7 year leadership experience working in child rights focused External Engagement in CSO context and/or government or multilateral context.

  • Expert level understanding of child rights policy debates and dialogues, including regarding the Sustainable Development Goals, ODA, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  • Significant field experience and/or understanding in international development or humanitarian contexts.

  • English language fluency.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent communications skills, verbally and written.

  • Excellent trends and political analysis skills.

  • Excellent team leadership and management skills.

  • Strong understanding of World Vision Partnership and Our Promise.

  • Strong understanding of global trends, debates and agendas related to development and humanitarian issues.

Work Environment/Travel:

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