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

Director, IT Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO)

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

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

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

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

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

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Business and IT Strategy:

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

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

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

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

Change Management:

  • Articulates change.

  • Is active and visible throughout the change process.

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

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

  • Identifies and removes obstacles to change.

Governance:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Architecture:

  • Provides input to technology planning within multiple functional areas.

  • Implements solutions consistent with current and future architecture.

Process Improvements:

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

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

Finance:

  • Participates in the development of IT budgets.

  • Tracks and takes appropriate steps to stay within budget.

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

  • Measures service performance and implements improvements.

IT Technology Development:

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

Service Level Agreements (SLAs):

  • Participates and provides input to the SLA development process.

  • Ensures internal SLAs are met.

Vendor Management:

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

  • Reviews service provider performance.

  • Identifies and confirms performance problems and notifies contract managers.

Resource Management:

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

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

  • Meets regularly with team to gather work statuses.

  • Discusses work progress and obstacles.

  • Provides advice, guidance, encouragement and constructive feedback.

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

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

  • Documents and presents performance assessments.

  • Recognizes and rewards associates commensurate with performance.

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

Workforce Planning:

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

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

  • Participates in IT workforce deployment activities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

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

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

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

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

  • Knowledge of resource management tools.

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

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

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

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

  • PMP and CSM certifications.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Resources Acquisition & Management Director, WV Senegal

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

This position is a critical and key position of the National Office (NO) Team to lead the development and roll out of the National Office Resource Development Strategy in alignment with Our Promise, the 4.3 Resource Acquisition Management (RAM) and National Office strategies.

As such, the core mandate of this position includes:

  • To lead and manage the National Office Resource Development Unit to drive growth and diversification of grant income (bilateral, multilateral, major foundations and corporations, GIK non-food items) in accordance to the National Office Resource Development Strategy.

  • To position WV Senegal and ensure productive engagement and retention of grant donors (public and private) through successful grants implementation, effective communication of the impact of grants and strong relationships and alliances with partners, institutions, organizations and donors representatives.

  • To establish and maintain functional relationships, capacity and collaboration among national, regional, support office and global center teams to effectively grow the national office portfolio, ensure a healthy pipeline and win rate to meet programming needs and set targets.

  • To build the capacity of WV Senegal staff in grant acquisition and management in coordination with the regional RAM Director, and in accordance with the global Fragile Context Initiative and RAM strategic priorities for the growth and management on grants in fragile contexts. The position holder is also responsible to develop a national successor who will be able to take up NO RAM director role.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy and Leadership:

  • In coordination with the NO strategy and technical teams, National Director (ND), and the Regional Resource Development Unit lead the development and/or revision of the NO grants acquisition and management strategy/Business Plan (for both public and private) in alignment with NO strategy and targets.

  • Provide day to day leadership and management to the National Office Resource Development to ensure timely and efficient support for prepositioning, proposal development and effective issue resolution in grant performance across NO/SO as needed.

  • Provide oversight to the RAM unit to develop and ensure effective implementation of RAM systems, including business processes, risk management, go-no-go decision making, documentation, monitoring and tracking systems.

  • Provide regular updates to senior leadership team on grant pipeline progress and early identification and escalation of issues in grant performance to ensure risks are managed.

  • Contribute to WV Senegal’s national and sector strategy development. Ensure grant projects align and contribute to country strategy outcomes and targets.

Donor Identification, Engagement and Prepositioning:

  • Track the donor competitive landscape (Research, analyze, develop, track relationships with new and current donors) to organize prepositioning meetings with donors and key partners.

  • Actively engage and participate in strategic in country donor meetings with foundations, bilateral and multilateral institutions etc.

  • Working with NO leadership, identify key relationships to strengthen national office positioning and elevate WV’s profile with government, multilateral and private sector donors.

  • Ensure that the national office RAM team work in collaboration with SOs’ grant teams and regional RAM, to actively maintain strong donor relationships at global, regional and country level, developing engagement strategies for each donor or a group of donors.

  • In coordination with National Office Communications Manager ensure the implementation of the global impact framework, and support the development of capacity statements, marketing and communication materials using the technical branding approach for donor engagement and prepositioning.

  • Facilitate relationships and build credibility with donors, using previous success and documented best practices in grant management.

  • Maintain an up-to-date record of the requirements of current potential donors and be proactive in the lookout for local, regional, and global opportunities.

  • Ensure WV Senegal project design requirements for all proposed projects and quality design processes are followed using international best practice and programmatic processes (problem identification, logframe development, M&E planning etc).

  • Coordinate with RAM Finance Office to ensure accurate budgets are developed for each grant project meeting WVI LEAP (World Vision’s Design Monitoring and Evaluation Framework) budgeting standards.

  • Liaise with Operations to ensure quality reporting is delivered on time to donor and support offices on all grant projects.

  • Ensure alignment with donor requirements and regulations.

  • Ensure the highest quality of the submitted projects.

  • Ensure coordination and effective establishment of consortia with other partners.

Resource Development:

  • Set up a RAM team and structure and ensure that competent staff are recruited by NO RAM teams. Depending on size of grant, profile and donor requirement, work with P&C and relevant SOs to hire high performing staff (i.e. chief of party, etc).

  • Establish an efficient grant opportunity tracking system for tracking grant opportunities and manage opportunity pipeline (i.e. country level donors mapping, strategic direction and areas of alignment) maintaining an overview of country level grant funding opportunities and donor trends.

  • Cultivate SO relationships, to ensure effective coordination as opportunities emerge for both public and private.

  • In coordination with SOs and cross functional teams, develop high quality of concept notes and proposals leading to successful funding opportunities.

  • Support the NOs in the development of consortia whenever necessary in preparation for upcoming opportunities.

  • Ensure the appropriate use of the Grants Risk Assessment Form to facilitate the Go/No Go Decision.

  • Provide strategic direction to NO to pursue non-traditional funding sources, identifying emerging or untapped high potential donors and new emerging models.

Grant Management and Compliance:

  • In coordination with Finance, Procurement, and Administration teams, ensure all aspects of grant compliance and management (e.g. reporting, procurement, visibility, transfer of assets, audit, etc) are understood and applied including sub-grantees.

  • Lead the implementation of the Grant Health Tracker for grant projects program quality.

  • Director(s) to ensure up-to-date NO grant portfolio on grants financial and risk monitoring data.

  • Mobilize cross-NO functional support to NOs for GAM performance (finance, operations, P&C, strategy, and Quality Assurance).

  • Upon request, liaise with SOs and Regional Finance and Audit managers to ensure that grants implementation issues have been resolved.

  • Ensure significant grant audit / implementation issues are brought to the attention of the NO SLT.

  • In conjunction with finance ensure compliance in key grant areas (e.g. eligibility, CAL, match, grant decision making powers, etc). Flag critical policy or systems issues needing resolution by GC.

  • Prepare monthly and quarterly grants performance reports for leadership using GAM and FC standardized metrics and protocols.

Capacity Building:

  • Ensure all NO staff involved in grants, including the position holder have completed and are Proposal pro certified.

  • Lead, manage and provide capacity building support to employees in the NO team, & seconded staff by ensuring clear goals and accountabilities are established and achieved.

  • Ensure individuals’ performance and development needs are met, and employees are high performing and engaged.

  • Identify capacity gaps at NOs in grants acquisition and management and other factors leading to poor win rates and grants implementation and work with SOs and the RGM to address them.

  • Lead with the SOs and regional RAM, the roll out of the partnership grants acquisition training software (i.e. Proposal Pro) and the use of Horizon for opportunity tracking.

  • Develop a strong successor to be able to take up increasing grant management responsibility.

Representation at various fora:

  • To ensure appropriate representation of the NO at strategic fora that could lead to resource acquisition and enhanced programming collaboration.

  • Represent the NO in the grants community fora (internal and external to WV).

  • Participate in WV internal grant communities – GAM CoP, Fragile Context CoP, RAM Hubs and Global Grants Compliance Unit.

Others:

  • Carry out additional responsibilities as assigned by the National Director.

  • Attend and participate in devotional meetings.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor and/or Master’s Degree in International Development, International Relations, Rural Development, Social Science or any related field.

  • 5 years’ experience in team management, track record of success in motivating teams and inspiring teamwork and of successfully training, mentoring and supervising grant staff.

  • Experience in project management with government and multilateral agencies grant funded projects and experience in grant compliance procedures for major bilateral (USAID, EU/ECHO) and multilateral donors.

  • Experienced in building teams to develop complex health (nutrition, TB, HIV, maternal child health), education, child rights & protection, and economic development, resilience and livelihoods grant project proposals.

  • Experience in monitoring complex grant project budgets, financial reporting, and having a strong financial awareness.

  • Proactive approach, good organization and time management skills, and ability to prioritize, multi-task and manage heavy workloads and competing priorities.

  • Leadership capabilities that includes coaching staff to the highest level of performance & engaging in effective cross cultural & cross functional working arrangements to achieve shared goals including effectively utilizing indirect line management.

  • Experienced networker with strong skills in donor relations, negotiations and partnering with up to date knowledge of the donor landscape and trends in the humanitarian sector.

  • Demonstrated track record in proposal development, funding acquisitions and grant management for major institutional donors (bilateral and/or multilateral).

  • Proven experience and skills in proposal writing.

  • Strong inter-personal skills, and proven team-player.

  • Able to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.

  • Able to work in a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff.

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Track record of success in networking, partnering and donor relations.

  • High level critical thinking, decision making and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to effectively communicate fluently both in French and English.

  • Strong influencing and networking skills; consortia/network development experience.

  • Experience in acquiring funding from private donors (foundations and corporations).

  • Ability to provide support and training to staff and partners and to “translate” donor language related to guidelines and different requirements to ensure that both concept notes/proposals and project implementation are compliant with donor requirements.

  • Experience with public-private partnerships

  • Experience in working in fragile context countries and humanitarian assistance (preferred)

  • If candidate is a WV staff, completed Proposal pro certification. G2G certified training is a plus.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge of workings with major donors, such as USAID/OFDA/DoL, UN, AusAID, EC/ECHO/DIPECHO, UN agencies, WFP, ADB/WB. Global Fund.

  • Budget and financial management training.

  • Grants Management Certified.

  • Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT)/Security Training.

  • Working knowledge of the World Vision Partnership preferred and ability to interface sensitively with people from various departments in both field and Support Offices.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel within National office up to 40%, support offices of the time.

  • Travel: International travels of up to 10% minimum travel may be required.

Regional Faith and Development Advisor - West Africa Region

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Provide overall technical leadership, guidance in the implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of Faith and Development (F&D) programming, relating to Project Models in Strategies, TPs, Staff Spiritual Formation in line with Mission Immersion Programme (MIP), Spiritual Nurture of Children, Interfaith Approach and Church Partnerships.

Serve as the bridge between Global Centre (GC), Regional Office (RO) and National Offices (NOs) to communicate WV’s Christian Ethos and model spiritual leadership and a life of witness to others. Ensure the implementation, in line with the regional focus, of the Faith & Development related Ministry Policies across WV entities and Programs.

Serve as the principal institutional liaison and key representative to external partners, in West Africa; facilitate relationships among project partners and collaborators, coordinate visits to the field, organize meetings, support Grant Acquisition work, trainings and technical exchange.

Advice National Directors in F&D related decision, programs/projects implementation and contextualization of child-focused programming and contribute to improvements in CWB, ministry performance and mobilization of resources.

Communicate World Vision's Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Further develop and scale guidance and evidence-based models for integrating faith in ministry practice and tackling the roots of poverty, vulnerability and injustice:

  • Support national offices to integrate faith into all strategies and programme documents by using existing tools and approaches and in collaboration with West Africa Reginal Office (WARO) programme quality, Sectors and TSO. Be deliberate to ensure SLA is conducted and faith is included in the assessment of new APs.

  • Support national office capacity building exercises for all F&D and programme staff on all Faith based models and approaches in collaboration with Technical Service Organisation (TSO) and GC.

  • Support national offices to gather and report on impact or evidence generated from the quality implementation of faith models in APs.

  • Be deliberate to ensure that indicators selected by NOs in Strategies are reported on in Horizon and are contributing to the wider evidence generation and communication framework.

  • Facilitate the sharing of best practices on Faith & Development implementation between National Offices.

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of regional Faith & Development plan and framework, in alignment with NO and OP and RO priorities, for delivering the Child Well Being (CWB).

Expand and deepen our partnerships with churches and faith leaders, acting as connectors, and mobilizing Christians and the Church together with other faith leaders:

  • Develop and nurture strategic partnerships with Churches, and Regional Christian agencies from a broad spectrum of denominations creating platforms to amplify their voices and expand their godly influence.

  • Support national offices to conduct an extensive mapping of all faith entities nationally but specifically in WV areas of operation.

  • Support national office to formalize relationship with the church and faith leaders by signing MOUs.

  • Support national offices to train faith leaders in all faith based models and approaches in collaboration with TSO.

  • Ensure the church is fully participating and very active in the spiritual nurture of children and all other activities at all levels.

  • Support national offices to prepare and preposition faith leaders to respond to any form of emergency or child wellbeing issues nationally and at the AP level.

  • Represent and speak for WV in all Church related forums to discuss issues related to faith and development in each context.

Ensure that all entities consistently and clearly communicate our Christian identity and mission, with messaging adapted for their different audiences:

  • Support national offices to develop faith messaging in collaboration with WARO communication and programme quality.

  • Ensure and by being an example that the WV’s mission, vision and core values are understood and applied by all staff.

  • Ensure all staff understand and are using the Faith & Development policies in their day-to-day work and in representing WV in forums.

  • Be very sensitive in adapting faith based messaging in different context.

Equip our leaders and staff to live out our faith as appropriate in their context, by providing training, mentoring and guidance:

  • Create and nurture a network of Faith & Development Managers within WAR for the purpose of implementing related strategies and programs.

  • Support capacity building and leadership development for the NO F&D Managers in WAR.

  • Advise NDs on all F&D policies, frameworks, and emerging Global Faith & Development strategic direction such as Giving Word to our Faith, Mission Immersion Program, etc.

  • Support the human resource process of staff recruitment, induction and staff care.

  • Develop and roll out spiritual nurture materials for the WAR staff.

  • Provide staff well-being support in partnership with the P&C Team for West Africa staff.

  • Provide the required spiritual support primarily to the National Offices (NOs) and secondarily to other organizational entities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A degree in Theology or Social Science. An advance degree preferred.

  • Five or more years’ experience in field of children in situations.

  • A minimum of 5 years working for a child focus NGO or international agency in the field.

  • Excellent skills required in program design, reporting and documentation, and monitoring and evaluation, and in managing by results.

  • Knowledge of the global Church, Mission and context in the Sahel region and Strong Interfaith and Social Cohesion facilitation and exposure.

  • Knowledge of World Vision operations, Regional and NO programming.

  • Strong coordination, presentation, coordination and networking skills.

  • Demonstrated proficiency using Excel, Microsoft Suite of products, databases and statistical packages.

  • Strong organizational, strategic planning and analytical skills, WV Central, Horizon, etc.

  • Bilingual (French and English).

  • Attend and participate in devotions, other community and team building initiatives organized by the organization.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Competent in software, mobile technology and CPM programming

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Travel: Approx. 30% Domestic/international travel is required.

Regional Senior Auditor (RSA)

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To provide technical supervision, support and coordination of the Region’s Internal Auditors, as well as performing managerial duties in the absence of, or as delegated by the Regional Audit Managers (RAMs).

In addition, to provide an independent objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve the organization’s operations. This will be done by using a systematic approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, internal control and governance processes of the Organization.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Technical Execution:

Lead audit assignments from time to time as assigned by the RAM (planning to completion) in the Annual Audit Plan, support larger and complex engagements, potentially one or more assignments simultaneously. In particular:

  1. Actively engage with senior management staff within the region NOs in order to gain a good understanding of their business and ensure the efficient execution of the audit.

  2. Perform risk-based integrated audits (RBIAs) in accordance with stipulated auditing standards (IIA, WV GIA) as will be planned at the start of each FY and assigned by the RAM.

  • Represent the RAM in quarterly Senior Leadership and Board/Advisory Council Audit Committee Meetings, as may be delegated by the RAM as and when required.

  • Review follow up evidence of implementation of audit findings as per auditee “audit implementation plan’’ to ensure audit matters arising are fully resolved.

Quality Assurance:

  • Ensure WV GIA quality standards are maintained, which includes but is not limited to:

  • Providing on-the-job technical support during planning and field work with the team members, including on-site reviews as assigned at planning phase.

  • Ensure all review notes are responded to by team members and compile quality draft audit findings/draft audit reports for RAM review by end of fieldwork phase.

Professional Development:

  • Maintain Continuing Education (CPE) by attending online courses or professional seminars and trainings. The incumbent should maintain a minimum of 40 units per year.

Other:

  • Provide regular capacity building to Management Teams within NO Portfolios assigned, regarding RBIA and enterprise risk management during field work, and at designated training forums planned by Management.

  • Participate as an advisor of the NO Integrity and Protection Hotline (IPH) and Enterprise Risk Management committees in assigned country portfolio, as may be assigned by the RAM from time to time.

  • Support and implement the Global Internal Audit (GIA) initiatives deemed to increase the internal audit team effectiveness and efficiency.

KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Bachelor degree in Audit, Accounting, Finance or related field.

  • Professional audit certifications (ACCA/CPA/CIA/CISA/CFE) finalized or in advanced stage of certification process.

  • Must be able to effectively work with new and changing situations including new regulations; where there may not always be a readily apparent solution.

  • Excellent presentation, analytical, interpersonal, time management, research, and communications skills.

  • Maintain a current knowledge base of audit industry practices and to ensure best practices as always considered.

  • Perform all assigned audit duties in a manner that reflects the highest professional standards and complies with the guidelines of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

  • Considerable knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors.

  • Must have prior working experience in audit (Public or private) of not less than four years in a recognized organization, two of which should be at a senior supervisory level. Experience in accredited audit firms and/or in a Non-Governmental organization will be an added advantage.

  • Proven experience in Risk Based Auditing.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence others and establish credibility with business partners.

  • Cross cultural and multi faith experience.

  • Exposure to various accounting systems.

  • University degree in Commerce, Accounting/Business Management/Finance.

  • Be a qualified CPA or ACCA with an up-to-date membership status.

  • CIA certification – finalized or in progress.

  • Good command of the English Language, written and communication skills in particular. Knowledge of French/Spanish would be an added advantage.

Preferred:

  • Strategic thinker with advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Computer skills (office application, accounting systems is a plus).

  • Working knowledge in Audit software packages.

  • Must be honest and hardworking, with proven experience in dealing with management at a senior level and be disciplined leader. Experience in a multicultural setting is highly desirable.

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Attend and participate in devotions and Chapel services.

  • A working knowledge of WVI business and systems, including computerized accounting systems such as Sun System.

Work Environment:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 40 % of the time. This travel includes fragile context operational areas within the Region.

  • This role involves working in a virtual /geographically dispersed / multi-culturally team.

*Female candidates within the region are strongly encouraged to apply.

Chief of Party, Haiti or Burundi

*Position location to be determined; Burundi or Haiti.

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

POSITION DESCRIPTION/SUMMARY:

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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