World Vision International

Job Opportunities in Senegal


World Vision Senegal est une ONG internationale présente au Sénégal depuis 1984 et qui intervient dans le développement Transformationnel, le service humanitaire et le Plaidoyer. Nos interventions touchent une population de plus de 900.000 habitants dont plus de 639.000 enfants, vivant dans les localités catégorisées comme les plus vulnérables du pays.  Au Senegal, nous sommes présents dans 06 régions (Fatick, Kaffrine, Kedougou, Tambacounda, Kolda et Diourbel) à travers des programmes intégrés d’une durée minimale de 15 ans et des projets spéciaux installés dans 88 Collectivités Locales.

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Current Opportunities

Sr. Technical Advisor – Resource Development & Partnerships

*Preferred position location: Dakar, Senegal. Other loctions 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.


The purpose of this position is to provide leadership to Field Offices in resource development for humanitarian action and increase World Vision’s impact, influence and income to meet the needs of the most vulnerable children and communities affected by conflict and natural disasters. This role sits in the Disaster Management External Engagement and Resource Development Unit and reports to the Director for Resource Development.

World Vision is seeking a new Senior Technical Advisor for Resource Development for West Africa and Latin America Region to lead technical support to field offices in the region in the mobilization and growth of humanitarian grants. The position will be accountable for deepening World Vision’s engagement with UN Multilaterals (WFP, UNICEF, UNHCR and OCHA) and other donors, such as USAID and others, to support food, cash and vouchers, and other sectors within humanitarian response. Through these engagements the post holder will be expected to influence field offices to diversify their programme portfolio and donor base as well as contribute to strengthening partnership linkages for humanitarian responses at regional and national level.

The position will also provide thought leadership in the documentation of learnings from the field offices, share promising practices across the World Vision Partnership, as well as with other relevant external stakeholders to influence the growth of humanitarian grants. The post holder will be expected to be the World Vision representative to all inter-agency coordination mechanisms with a bearing on food and cash/voucher programming (such as Food and Nutrition security clusters, Cash Working Groups, NEPAD), as well as lead and facilitate the prepositioning of World Vision with donors for funding opportunities at regional and field office levels.


Responding to the needs of vulnerable children in humanitarian emergencies is central to World Vision’s identity and ministry since its founding. World Vision’s core values, mission statement, policies and 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.

World Vision’s global strategy ‘Our Promise’ reinforces our commitment to external engagement and collaboration. We are seeking to deepen our influence of a more effective humanitarian sector with and through partnerships.

World Vision is committed to empowering national and local actors and signed on to the Grand Bargain at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016, committing to support localization and grow its partnering capacity by increasing its investment in capacity building that strengthens civil society, local actors and governments to meet the needs of the most vulnerable children.

The Senior Technical Advisor for Resource Development will be responsible for providing resource development leadership to National Offices aimed at increasing and diversifying the humanitarian grants funding thus increase the impact, influence and income to meet the needs of the most vulnerable children and communities, as well as meeting World Vision’s global commitments.


Resource Development Leadership:

  • Responsible for the contribution to the development of the resource mobilization strategy for WV.

  • Accountable for effective technical guidance and support in the implementation of integrated humanitarian NO strategy within specified regions for acquisition of resources.

  • Keep up to date with humanitarian funding flows, research, policy guidance and initiatives and ensure dissemination to relevant stakeholders within DM teams both at the NO, RO and GC levels.

  • Conduct field visits to support design of new grants and work alongside the NO to ensure funding is secured.

Ensure technical field support for humanitarian funding (food, cash and UN-Multilaterals) as needed by national offices:

  • Accountable for the achievement of the WV growth strategy for Humanitarian grants target (Food, Cash transfer and UN grants), identify countries where needs exist, influence and lobby NO and RO decision makers to expand the grants and enter new markets.

  • Responsible for technical reviews of design documents (proposals, log-frames and budgets) for alignment with donor and WV guidelines and humanitarian sector standards.

  • Accountable for effective production of food, cash and UN Multilateral budgets for compliance with WV Programme Investment and Management policy and match booking guidelines.

  • Analyze proposal and budget for alignment with NO, RO and partnership policies and strategies, i.e. do no harm, accountability to affected populations, Sphere and LEAP.

  • Provides Regional level support to nurture relationships with UN Multi laterals i.e. WFP, UNICEF, OCHA and UNHCR as well as other donors like USAID for food security grants.

  • When required, brokers contracts with donors when issues escalate from the NO.

  • Lead management of match and internal WV resources appropriately to attract funding and grow programs.

  • Influence support offices participation in multilaterals contracts and booking of resources.

  • Hold in-country visits to support and/or lead in program design, and facilitate and influence negotiations with donors and stakeholders engagement.

  • Lead capacity building of programming staff to meet established donor, WV and humanitarian standards.

  • Coordinate, lead, facilitate or participate in field assessments, surveys and evaluations to ensure quality food assistance program design, effective design workshops, mid-term reviews and end of project evaluations.

Grow and diversify WV’s humanitarian funding and donor base:

  • Responsible for influencing GAM teams at all levels; national offices, regional office and support offices for disaster management grants acquisition in food, cash and multilateral donors.

  • Accountable for fostering close collaboration with national offices and regional office in engagement with current multi-laterals (WFP, UNHCR, UNICEF and OCHA) for the purposes of maintaining and growing WV’s market share in disaster management programming.

  • Coordinate closely with other DM units to influence and enhance WV’s ability to access funding from diverse donors.

Influence national offices to form consortia and partnerships for localization and programme reach and impact:

  • Influence national offices to identify local partnership opportunities, and capacitate them to build and manage better partnerships.

  • Responsible for ensuring NO to develop strategic partnerships with private sector with guidance of partnership and innovation team in the region. More intentional engagements with private sector/corporates (telecommunication companies, banks, micro finance organizations and other institutions) for value addition, effectiveness, timeliness and efficiency of aid delivery.

  • Motivate and guide national offices in documentation of partnering experience for learning purposes.

  • Collaborate with DMT-Humanitarian Partnerships to build capacity of national office staff on partnering brokering process and track local partnering portfolio.

  • Develop partnering and integration guidelines to utilize in training of NOs on how to increase opportunities for food assistance programs.

External Engagement:

  • Collaborate with Regional GAM/DM teams on inter-agency platforms engagement to influence resource flow and positioning for WV.

  • Review, map and monitor humanitarian trends, funding landscape, donor funding availability and flows, priorities, policies and strategies at regional and country level.

  • Disseminate technical information, analysis on humanitarian trends and donor(s) funding landscape, funding flows and opportunities to national offices.

  • Accountable for representing WV at external workshops, technical forums, national and regional working groups and participates in the steering committee for regional groups etc. Engaging with food assistance community of practice, donors and other partners. Ensure WV prominent actor at all levels; networking.

  • Contribute to national strategy or national plans e.g. assessments and responses.

  • Responsible for ensuring NO establish partnership agreements with government institutions, NGOs and international bodies.

  • Identify the opportunities in-country and walks alongside NOs to persuade these external institutions where we have shared interests, the benefits of collaborating together toward joint solutions by implementing specific FA programs.

  • Compile updated fact sheets on humanitarian assistance for WV to support with resource mobilization and advocacy.

Support expansion of cash based programs for disaster management grants with UN donors:

  • Lead the growth of Cash transfers for Multi laterals within WV partnership in specified regions.

  • Analyze, document and share best practices in CBP for learning across the WV partnership and externally.

  • Coordinate and influence capacity building of programming staff to meet established cash based programming standards.

  • Extract important information arising from increasing cash programming and work with the GC DM team to analyze and publicize promising practices and propose solutions to tackle challenges encountered.


  • A postgraduate degree (MSc/MA) in social science, international studies, public administration, agricultural economics or other relevant field is ideal; or the equivalent combination of education and experience in a related area.

  • A deep knowledge of the food assistance and nutrition issues that affect the region, with significant experience in managing multi-sector food assistance programs in the region.

  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills, particularly in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Excellent organizational, time management, demonstrated leadership and good management ability.

  • Ability to influence internal and external stakeholders and represent WV, particularly with donors and partners.

  • Minimum of 5 years in humanitarian work focusing on relief and development programmes.

  • 10 years’ experience in in project design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, training/capacity building, conceptual programme planning in both a relief and development setting.

  • Significant bi-lateral, multi-lateral donor grant experience in program design, implementation, funding acquisition and reporting.

  • Language requirements as appropriate to specific regions.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Program Design including needs and market assessment.

  • Strategy development.

  • Theory of change and logical framework development.

  • Budget development/management, including knowledge of general accounting and budgeting principles.

  • Database management, statistical skills and ability to critically evaluate data.

  • Mentoring and capacity building.

  • Professional experience in training/capacity building.

  • Research and evaluation experience.

  • Partnership negotiation.

  • Multi-sectoral/integrated program design and implementation.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel to communities where field-based projects are implemented, up to 30% of the time.

Director, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis

*Please submit your CV in English.


The Director, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis – Global Centre leads a team that is responsible for the financial aspects of financial planning, reporting and analysis for the WVI Global Centre. This is a critical role that supports the Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis and works closely with the Chief Financial Officer to ensure the budgeting processes, reporting and analysis for the Global Centre is timely, accurate and supports strategic conversations regarding resource allocation in line with Our Promise.

To achieve this, the position is responsible for:

  • Leading the team.

  • Overseeing timely and accurate financial reporting and analysis to the Chief Financial Officer, the Executive Leadership Team, senior leaders and managers in the Global Centre.

  • Building strategic reporting and analysis capability that facilitates strategic resource allocation decisions of the Global Centre allowing leaders to invest in activities to deliver of Our Promise.

  • Driving a customer focused culture, ensuring staff develop a deep understanding of the business units of the Global Centre from the perspective of Executive Leadership and Partnership Leaders, and cost centre managers.

  • Leading and oversee projects to continuously improve reporting and analytics by utilizing new technology capability and working with the Director, Data, Systems and Services to drive new capabilities.

  • Working closely with peers to understand the end-to-end Support Office/Global Centre/Field Office financial eco-system and ensuring budgeting, financial reporting and analysis is consistent and aligned.

  • Working closely with peers to ensure financial systems and processes are seamless from a customer perspective.

  • Advising on issues related to partnership budgeting, reporting, compliance, internal controls, liquidity, and systems.

  • Initiating and participating in global and departmental initiatives.

  • Being a thought leader on broader Partnership financial management.


Partner with the business to leverage accurate, timely and insightful reporting and analysis and achieve business outcomes.

Design and continuously improve a reporting framework for the Global Centre to ensure reports are streamlined, timely, clear, provide actionable insights, inform decision making and meet customer needs.

This involves:

  • Thinking forward and pre-empting and identifying key decision and reporting needs of stakeholders in future years (possibly before they even ask), driven primarily from the vision articulated in Our Promise and from deep knowledge of stakeholders.

  • Identifying appropriate sources of data that need to be captured and design solutions for capturing data in systems, utilizing systems thinking skills, technology developments, internal controls and quality control.

  • Be the business owner for the Finance systems projects designed and implemented as a result of needing to capture the new data, engaging stakeholders and driving the Finance Data, Systems and Services team and IT to deliver an appropriate technological solution.

  • Design and oversee the implementation of new reporting and analysis that can be created as a result of the new data available.

  • Review the existing reports and analysis to identify their appropriateness of need for update and rebuild as a result of the new data and technology available.

  • Seek feedback from customers and iterate reporting and analysis to be fit for purpose.

  • Oversee the production of regular reports and analysis to stakeholders (monthly, quarterly, annually, key meetings) to ensure decision makers are empowered with accurate and timely information to support their activities, including cost centre reporting.

  • Be a trusted advisor to the Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis and Chief Financial Officer, ensuring they have appropriate information and insights for decision making.

  • Manage a team of trusted Finance Business Partners to work closely with Executive Leaders, Partnership Leaders and cost centre managers on business cases and other financial analysis to support their decisions.

  • Ensure integration and alignment with the activities of peers to build a seamless customer experience.

Lead the Global Centre annual cycle from planning through to year end.

Collaborate with peers to ensure alignment and integration of processes and activity of the annual financial cycle from planning to year-end close, in particular:

  • Lead the Global Centre annual and multi-year planning and budgeting process, by:

  • Designing the process for the upcoming fiscal year, ensuring alignment with all aspects of the global planning process;

  • Leading the preparation of financial information for the Chief Financial Officer as they facilitate high-level resource negotiations and planning parameters with the Executive Leadership Team at the start of the process;

  • Overseeing the production of tools, templates and communications to execute the process;

  • Leading the execution of the process across all Global Centre departments, supported by a team of Finance Business Partners and analysts;

  • Being an escalation point for issues identified by Finance Business Partners during the process and negotiating resource allocation with Executive Leaders, Partnership Leaders and cost centre managers to ensure compliance with approved budget parameters;

  • Preparing reports and analysis of the submitted budget for review and approval by the Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis and the Chief Financial Officer, identifying opportunities and issues for consideration;

  • Preparing Board pre-reads and presentations regarding the Global Centre budget for the WVI Stewardship Committee and WVI Board for their approval;

  • Ensuring stakeholders from across the Global Centre are appropriately engaged during and after the process and that decisions are clearly communicated;

Leading a post implementation review with stakeholders, identifying opportunities for improvement.

Lead the annual Chargeback setting process, by:

  • Designing the process for the upcoming fiscal planning period, ensuring that it connects appropriate to the timelines for the Field Office and Support Office planning processes.

  • Overseeing the production of tools, templates and communications to execute the process.

  • Convening the Chargeback Committee, delivering a process that has clear recommendations to the Chief Financial Officer for approval that are in line with principles.

  • Ensuring stakeholders from across the Partnership (including Field Offices and Support Offices) are appropriately engaged during and after the process and that decisions are clearly communicated.

  • Leading a post implementation review with stakeholders, identifying opportunities for improvement.

Lead the Global Centre forecast process throughout the fiscal year, by:

  • Designing the process.

  • Overseeing the production of tools, templates and communications to execute the process.

  • Executing the process at key points during the year through a team of Finance Business Partners and Financial Analysts.

  • Overseeing the review of business cases submitted by departments seeking redistribution of resources and negotiating resource allocation with Executive Leaders, Partnership Leaders and cost centre managers to ensure compliance with approved budget parameters.

  • Identifying opportunities for strategic realignment of resources to ensure key organizational priorities have appropriate resources for delivery and presenting this information to the Senor Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis and the Chief Financial Officer for consideration and approval.

  • Communicating outcomes of the process to stakeholders.

Lead a component of the Global Centre year-end processes, by:

  • Ensuring that costs are recorded in the appropriate period and cost centre.

  • Reviewing actual expenditure against budget and identifying issues and ensuring corrections prior to the general ledger close.

  • Negotiating carry forward of savings from the current year to the next fiscal year (with approval from the Chief Financial Officer).

  • Working with the Director of Corporate Accounting to ensure year-end adjustments are minimized through effective monitoring and identification of issues and corrections well prior to the end of the fiscal year.

Leadership and Management:

  • Management responsibilities, including cost centre management, people management and strategic planning for the team.

  • Oversee continuous improvement initiatives that will support the Group’s business plan and objectives.

Other duties as requested:

  • Perform other duties as requested by Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis, including, but not limited to, participation in organizational projects as a representative of GC Finance and the interests of the Global Centre and broader team leadership and management responsibilities.


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / Finance.

  • Extensive knowledge in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and audit and/or internal controls.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis and performance management in large, global organizations.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in managing teams, projects and performing finance functions in a corporation, financial institution or non-profit organization.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing financial best practices, work-flow, and procedures for a large global organization.

  • Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant or equivalent.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • MBA preferred.

  • Superior organization, prioritization, and self-motivation skills.

  • Strong computer skills and knowledge in MS Office Suite, SunSystems and PowerBI.

  • High level of working knowledge related to automated accounting / financial systems.

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills.

  • Excellent project management skills.

  • Ability to translate technical information into common language so that non-financial individuals can readily understand the information.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience leading large global team of financial analysts across multiple countries and regions.

  • Ability to translate or communicate complex finance and accounting principles into common language so that non-finance people or finance staff with very basic knowledge in finance can readily understand the information.

  • Experience working with senior leadership teams, with demonstrable ability to communicate and engage effectively.

  • Experience in developing and implementing process improvement initiatives.

  • Cost centre management.

  • Experience managing and developing people, including hiring, talent and succession planning and performance management.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Regional Director - People & Culture, West Africa Region


Provide strategic leadership to World Vision West Africa Region in the area of People & Culture, and Organizational Development by maximizing the potential of World Vision’s (WV) human resources and optimizing organizational performance, sustaining the culture and ensuring alignment to fulfill WV’s strategy. Reporting to the Senior Director of Operations, and matrix reporting to the Chief People Officer, the Regional People & Culture (P&C) Director will provide leadership in developing leadership capacity, furthering executive development of National Directors (NDs) and senior staff. The Regional P&C Director also will build strong relationship with Global Center client groups and engage with external network to collaborate and further build WV’s brand. Matrix manages National Office (NO) People & Culture Directors and leads a team of Regional Office People & Culture staff.


Leadership & Strategy:

  • Lead West Africa Region’s P&C function in developing a vibrant and empowering culture that supports and enables the execution of World Vision’s strategy and achieve the child well-being aspirations and outcomes.

  • Champion effectiveness & efficiency of West Africa Region’s P&C function through continuous development of high-quality services and processes to support leadership development and talent agenda.

  • Guide the Leadership Team in the West Africa Regional Office, National Directors and National P&C Directors on all facets of P&C whilst promoting organizational culture, agility and effectiveness, alongside modeling Mindset & Behaviors and Core Competencies.

  • Lead and promote compliance to applicable (local) employment regulations, immigration and labor laws as well as WV policies and guidelines.

  • Demonstrate vibrant and mature Christian spiritual leadership through all People and Culture (P&C) related processes, practices and tools integrate, where applicable, and be guided by relevant competencies regarding WV’s Mission, Vision and Core Values.

Technical & Operational Support:

Provide direction and guidance in all areas of P&C such as Recruitment, Workforce Planning, Change & Organizational Development, Total Rewards, Employee Relations, Staff Care, Performance Management, Talent Development & Management, Retention, Succession Planning, among other specific objectives:

  • The region has 2 of the Most Fragile Countries (Mali and Central Africa Republic (CAR)) and two others on the verge of falling into that category (Niger and Chad). Improving staff care and security is a priority and needs special attention, as well as reducing staff turn-over.

  • Strengthening career conversations and intentional succession planning for leaders and managers.

  • Working with National Office P&C leaders on enhancing and tracking gender balance in each office.

  • Attracting, retaining and developing a pool of Francophone staff who are bi or multi-lingual.

  • Provide objective input and contribution in the development of effective Global, Regional & National P&C Standards, Policies and Procedures.

  • Work with Regional and National Offices’ stakeholders to ensure HR system (Our People) is optimized and P&C processes, policies and protocols are comprehended, followed and upheld in each offices to meet/advance P&C standards.

  • Work with Regional and National Offices’ P&C network to identify, develop and nurture a robust talent bench of future leaders for succession planning.

Capacity Building:

  • Lead the assessment, development and implementation of an integrated regional capacity building plan based on P&C priorities and strategy.

  • Provide leadership to West Africa Region’s capacity building (learning & development) projects and initiatives in alignment with the global & regional capacity building framework and strategy.

  • In partnership with key stakeholders, ensure gap analysis from Talent Management point of view and provide direction to improve the quality of talent pool pipeline.

Knowledge Management:

  • Inspire continuous learning and improvement in P&C practices, systems and tools that will enhance the efficiency and effectiveness the organization.

  • Lead and encourage mutual learning among National Offices through formal and informal setting such as sharing of best practices and lesson learnt, community of practice and center of excellence.

  • Promote the use of external and internal platform (Our People & WV Central) and other off-the-shelf learning materials to develop and contextualize learning materials and contents.

Quality Assurance/Risk Management:

  • Provide direction to West Africa Region to ensure P&C compliance with WVI Partnership standards, policies and procedures. Advises the Regional & National Offices in addressing gaps/issues related to HR practices.

  • Active role in providing direction to Regional and National Offices in preventing and mitigating risk related to employment / labor laws.

  • Ensure effective implementation of Integrated Incident Management (IIM) and Employee Relations systems, ensures capacity at Regional and National Offices to manage incidents and follow through action plans & management decision.

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Act as strategic P&C link for West Africa Region to internal stakeholders – other Regional Offices, National Offices, Support Offices and Global Center.

  • Develop and expand external networks and linkages with other International Non-governmental Organizations, Partners, P&C consulting groups, among others for collaboration, benchmarking and employer branding.

  • Represent the West Africa Regional Office on internal and external forums.



  • A relevant Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Organizational Studies or an MBA.

  • Knowledge and experience, living and working in an African country or similar developing, complex and fragile country context.

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in Human Resources Development with significant organizational development experience, or related fields in a complex, international organization (preferably in an INGO context).

Strategic Leadership:

  • A high level capacity and demonstrated skill in setting vision, developing strategy on a broad scale in Human Resources.

  • Strategic ability to influence direction of the organisation and the ability to implement this on a practical level.

  • Broad experience in implementing world-class services in international/global organizations and ideally, in a network setting to diverse, dispersed and dynamic teams (e.g. matrix management).

  • A deep understanding of how to make change happen, and of organizational development and culture change.

  • Demonstrable strategic, clear thinker and creative leadership, management and coordination skills in a global network setting.

  • Intellectual curiosity, courage and independence.

  • Decisive, with the courage to make tough calls.

Human Resources Skills & Experience:

  • A strong track record of strategic human resource management and substantial experience of leading international/regional Human Resources teams and transformational change in business and HR.

  • Excellent assessor of talent and matching top performers to the jobs where they can add the most value.

  • Experience in leading and managing complex projects, including learning and organizational development, culture change, recruitment and talent management and employee relations.

Organizational & Managerial Capability:

  • Strong resource, financial, planning, project and process management skills, gained in a complex environment.

  • Huge capability for complex problem solving and good sense of diagnosing performance issues of the organization and results oriented.

  • Acuity and sensitivity to work in sync with the senior executives.

  • Experience of cross-functional and cross cultural management including international/regional operations, support functions, engagement across a range of audience and disciplines.

  • A proven ability to build, motivate, facilitate and engage a team, and play a key part in the wider management of an organization, towards delivery of key goals.

  • The capacity to cohere passionate, experienced and independent individuals into a high performing and confident group, organization or movement.

  • Excellent communication, diplomacy, negotiation, influencing and conflict mediation skills and the ability to apply these across a range of diverse audiences.

  • Ability to represent organization at the senior most levels and externally.


  • Fluent in French and English – speaking and writing skills.


  • Living and working in West Africa Region.

  • Experience in a regional role-managing multiple countries.

Work Environment:

  • Travel up to 30% per month when required (regional and international).

  • This role involves the coordination with geographically dispersed P&C teams located in national offices.