World Vision International

Job Opportunities in South Sudan

World Vision has been working in South Sudan since the country's birth in 2011. Previously to that, World Vision had been operating in the area since 1989, when it expanded its operations from the north of Sudan. Currently, the principle of WVSS’ work is to support the South Sudanese people in their pursuit of a just and lasting peace.

WVSS’ mandate is working towards the empowerment of the South Sudanese people, especially the children, to enjoy the benefits of peace including justice, basic human rights, access to essential services, and sustainable economic development

Current Opportunities

Monitoring & Evaluation Lead, Upper Nile (South Sudan

*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Lead for the proposed USAID/Food for Peace -funded multi-year Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP) in Upper Nile (South Sudan).

The M&E Lead will be responsible for developing and implementing an M&E system and plan, including a database to store and aggregate collected data. The M&E lead should have extensive experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems as they are practiced in the context of humanitarian response, longer term early recovery and DRR type programs.

S/he will also provide technical guidance and supervision of sub-grantees and/or sub-contractors on Monitoring and Evaluation related issues.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Refine and implement the project monitoring and evaluation strategy, and recommend any possible changes based on the lessons learned.

  • Set up operational arrangements for collecting, analyzing, and reporting project data, and for investing in capacity building, to sustain the Monitoring and Evaluation function.

  • Coordinate with communities, service providers, and local governments, consortium members and donor representative to reach agreement on the M&E system set up and continuously review the M&E practice to ensure meaningful participation of stakeholders in improving the system.

  • Identify information requirements of components concerning planning, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Develop and ensure that the established guidelines on project monitoring and evaluation for different project components are respected by WV team as well as consortium members in alignment with the agreements reached. Coordinate with World Vision staff and sub-grantees staff on meeting the monitoring and evaluation requirements.

  • During the life of the intervention, review the performance indicators and reports produced by different stakeholders and suggest necessary changes.

  • Monitor and report on the performance of the project and suggest measures to improve the monitoring system.

  • Ensure timely and effective communication and information sharing between different stakeholders.

  • Serve as a liaison between the project team, consortium members, project participants and the donor representative to ensure harmonization, shared learning, collaboration and alignment of efforts in monitoring and evaluation.

  • At regional level assess training needs relevant to monitoring, evaluation and information management systems and provide, if required, training to local stakeholders.

  • Prepare TORs for special studies when necessary and participate in the recruitment of any potential consultant that will carry out the study. In collaboration with the COP, review and approve proposed study designs and oversee the work during the studies to ensure protocols are followed to meet internal and external validity requirements of that given study.

  • Review the final report of any study undertaken in the life of this intervention and ensure that the quality standards are met and conclusions are accurate.

  • Facilitate processes according to which consortium members, relevant government representatives and donor representatives are collaborating, reflecting on the M&E data, drawing lessons learned and making recommendations to project leaders for further improvements and adaptations in project implementation for higher efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Prepare quarterly and annual reports, and assist in the preparation of the annual work plans for all consortium members.

  • Ensure that data audits are planned for and are performed on regular basis. Lessons learned are drawn and shared and course correction is undertaken to continuously improve and strengthen the M&E system.

  • Supervise staff that report directly to this position. Conduct regular coaching and implement the Performance Development Management system.

  • Work with the Strategic Coordination and Learning Adviser to ensure high quality, coordinated, and demand driven learning, knowledge management and capacity strengthening activities.

  • Conduct regular field visits to monitor implementation, to ensure compliance with operational procedures and assess progress as well as to deliver technical support to field staff, provide resources, and make clear recommendations on ways to strengthen the program and share learning across programs.

  • Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A master’s degree in statistics or economics; or a degree in relevant field with substantial course work in quantitative methods with a minimum of five years of professional experience in designing and implementing M&E systems in the context of humanitarian response or DRR programs is required. Two years of applicable experience can substitute for a master’s degree.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading the M&E of a large award (multi sectoral and multi stakeholder US Government funded project).

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program preferably USAID Office or Food for Peace (FFP) policies.

  • Strong conceptual knowledge about ToCs, logic model, food and nutrition security indicators, M&E plans, data quality assurance, data utilization, and gender integration into M&E.

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in developing and operationalizing a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan.

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in developing and operationalizing routine monitoring systems designed to track both output and outcome indicators.

  • Demonstrated expertise in designing annual monitoring surveys including annual beneficiary based sample surveys, probabilistic sampling strategy and estimating sample size, developing a proper sampling frame and establish appropriate weights, clean, process, store quantitative data.

  • Demonstrated expertise in designing qualitative studies, in-depth knowledge about qualitative sampling, and experience in using interview and interactive tools to generate qualitative information and analysis.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing data quality assurance strategies, data management, use of technology for getting just in time data and data visualization.

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in data utilization strategies and ability to think creatively about active data sharing techniques.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program Monitoring and Evaluation requirements, preferably USAID Office or Food for Peace (FFP) policies.

  • Familiarity with the Upper Nile (South Sudan) context is a plus.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.

  • Ability to work with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.

  • Strong verbal communication skills, strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Ability to achieve results through partners.

  • Experience as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist required.

  • Experience working with sub-recipients and contracts under grants for complex projects.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Professional licenses, as required in the field and by the donor.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong management and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Mentoring and facilitation skills.

  • Ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Experience working overseas in low-resource environments.

  • Experience using M&E MIS systems and technology to track program outputs and indicators.

  • Ability to use data analysis software such as SPSS, STATA, Epi Info, etc.

  • Previous experience with Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP) Development Food Assistance Programs (DFAP)s, Development Food Security Program (DFSA), Multi Year Assistance Programs (MYAP)s, and/or Development Assistance Programs (DAP)s is preferred.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Mandatory travels to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.

Monitoring & Evaluation Lead, Yambio (South Sudan)

*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Lead for the proposed USAID/Food for Peace -funded multi-year Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP) in Yambio (South Sudan).

The M&E Lead will be responsible for developing and implementing an M&E system and plan, including a database to store and aggregate collected data. The M&E lead should have extensive experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems as they are practiced in the context of humanitarian response, longer term early recovery and DRR type programs.

S/he will also provide technical guidance and supervision of sub-grantees and/or sub-contractors on Monitoring and Evaluation related issues.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Refine and implement the project monitoring and evaluation strategy, and recommend any possible changes based on the lessons learned.

  • Set up operational arrangements for collecting, analyzing, and reporting project data, and for investing in capacity building, to sustain the Monitoring and Evaluation function.

  • Coordinate with communities, service providers, and local governments, consortium members and donor representative to reach agreement on the M&E system set up and continuously review the M&E practice to ensure meaningful participation of stakeholders in improving the system.

  • Identify information requirements of components concerning planning, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Develop and ensure that the established guidelines on project monitoring and evaluation for different project components are respected by WV team as well as consortium members in alignment with the agreements reached. Coordinate with World Vision staff and sub-grantees staff on meeting the monitoring and evaluation requirements.

  • During the life of the intervention, review the performance indicators and reports produced by different stakeholders and suggest necessary changes.

  • Monitor and report on the performance of the project and suggest measures to improve the monitoring system.

  • Ensure timely and effective communication and information sharing between different stakeholders.

  • Serve as a liaison between the project team, consortium members, project participants and the donor representative to ensure harmonization, shared learning, collaboration and alignment of efforts in monitoring and evaluation.

  • At regional level assess training needs relevant to monitoring, evaluation and information management systems and provide, if required, training to local stakeholders.

  • Prepare TORs for special studies when necessary and participate in the recruitment of any potential consultant that will carry out the study. In collaboration with the COP, review and approve proposed study designs and oversee the work during the studies to ensure protocols are followed to meet internal and external validity requirements of that given study.

  • Review the final report of any study undertaken in the life of this intervention and ensure that the quality standards are met and conclusions are accurate.

  • Facilitate processes according to which consortium members, relevant government representatives and donor representatives are collaborating, reflecting on the M&E data, drawing lessons learned and making recommendations to project leaders for further improvements and adaptations in project implementation for higher efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Prepare quarterly and annual reports, and assist in the preparation of the annual work plans for all consortium members.

  • Ensure that data audits are planned for and are performed on regular basis. Lessons learned are drawn and shared and course correction is undertaken to continuously improve and strengthen the M&E system.

  • Supervise staff that report directly to this position. Conduct regular coaching and implement the Performance Development Management system.

  • Work with the Strategic Coordination and Learning Adviser to ensure high quality, coordinated, and demand driven learning, knowledge management and capacity strengthening activities.

  • Conduct regular field visits to monitor implementation, to ensure compliance with operational procedures and assess progress as well as to deliver technical support to field staff, provide resources, and make clear recommendations on ways to strengthen the program and share learning across programs.

  • Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A master’s degree in statistics or economics; or a degree in relevant field with substantial course work in quantitative methods with a minimum of five years of professional experience in designing and implementing M&E systems in the context of humanitarian response or DRR programs is required. Two years of applicable experience can substitute for a master’s degree.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading the M&E of a large award (multi sectoral and multi stakeholder US Government funded project).

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program preferably USAID Office or Food for Peace (FFP) policies.

  • Strong conceptual knowledge about ToCs, logic model, food and nutrition security indicators, M&E plans, data quality assurance, data utilization, and gender integration into M&E.

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in developing and operationalizing a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan.

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in developing and operationalizing routine monitoring systems designed to track both output and outcome indicators.

  • Demonstrated expertise in designing annual monitoring surveys including annual beneficiary based sample surveys, probabilistic sampling strategy and estimating sample size, developing a proper sampling frame and establish appropriate weights, clean, process, store quantitative data.

  • Demonstrated expertise in designing qualitative studies, in-depth knowledge about qualitative sampling, and experience in using interview and interactive tools to generate qualitative information and analysis.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing data quality assurance strategies, data management, use of technology for getting just in time data and data visualization.

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in data utilization strategies and ability to think creatively about active data sharing techniques.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program Monitoring and Evaluation requirements, preferably USAID Office or Food for Peace (FFP) policies.

  • Familiarity with the Yambio (South Sudan) context is a plus.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.

  • Ability to work with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.

  • Strong verbal communication skills, strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Ability to achieve results through partners.

  • Experience as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist required.

  • Experience working with sub-recipients and contracts under grants for complex projects.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Professional licenses, as required in the field and by the donor.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong management and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Mentoring and facilitation skills.

  • Ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Experience working overseas in low-resource environments.

  • Experience using M&E MIS systems and technology to track program outputs and indicators.

  • Ability to use data analysis software such as SPSS, STATA, Epi Info, etc.

  • Previous experience with Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP) Development Food Assistance Programs (DFAP)s, Development Food Security Program (DFSA), Multi Year Assistance Programs (MYAP)s, and/or Development Assistance Programs (DAP)s is preferred.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Mandatory travels to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.

Chief of Party (COP), Upper Nile- South Sudan

*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision seeks a Chief of Party (CoP) for the proposed USAID/Food For Peace -funded multi-year Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP) in Upper Nile South Sudan.

The COP will be responsible for the overall management and representation of the activity. For management, the COP must have proven leadership skills managing projects of a similar size and scope in developing countries. The COP must have prior experience effectively managing humanitarian or DRR activities. The COP should have demonstrated experience recruiting, developing, and managing staff, as well as experience managing programmatic and financial reporting. The Chief of Party (CoP) will serve as the principal institutional liaison to the donor and local government entities.

The CoP shall have a keen understanding of the unique political dynamics and work collaboratively to support the various entities in Upper Nile South Sudan.

S/he will manage a team of senior staff, sub-recipients, and engagement with stakeholders to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the cooperative agreement. The CoP is expected to have strong leadership qualities and management expertise.

S/he also provides strategic leadership and supervision of sub-grantees and sub-contractors while ensuring the security, feasibility, and sustainability of the program and contribution to Child wellbeing outcomes.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

  • Ensure appropriate project quality support to consortium members through purpose leads.

  • Oversee that bottlenecks and challenges to project impact are addressed at various levels of stakeholders using forums such as Technical Working Groups, General Body Meetings and meetings with consortium member project managers.

  • In collaboration with partners' Project Managers, design and facilitate regular project learning events with consortium partners and other key stakeholders, ensuring that lessons of sound practice are documented and disseminated through project implementation and review.

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

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

  • Lead Program staff and short-term consultants.

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

  • Ensure program budget is managed within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and Support Office staff.

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

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

  • Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A master’s degree in development studies, international relations, agriculture, nutrition, public health, business administration, or related field combined with a minimum of seven years of progressively increasing management responsibility in international relief/recovery/DRR projects is required. Two years of applicable experience can substitute for a master’s degree.

  • Proven ability to manage technical teams.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program requirements, preferably USAID Office of Food for Peace (FFP) policies, rules and regulations.

  • Proven ability in the management of large integrated projects in developing countries.

  • Familiarity with USAID programs, their history and their development; mastery of USAID regulations governing such programs.

  • Experience working/living in hardship conditions. Familiarity with the Upper Nile South Sudan context is a plus.

  • Ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals.

  • Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.

  • Strong verbal communication skills, strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Ability to achieve results through partners.

  • Experience of leading large and diverse teams.

  • Experience in leading and managing large grants/cooperative agreements in a complex environment.

  • Experience as a Chief of Party/Program Director or senior expert advisor required.

  • Experience managing sub-receipients and contracts under grants for complex projects.

  • Fluency in English, Knowledge of Arabic is a plus.

  • Professional licenses, as required in the field and by the donor.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortia is preferred.

  • Previous experience with Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP) Development Food Assistance Programs (DFAP)s, Development Food Security Program (DFSA), Multi Year Assistance Programs (MYAP)s, and/or Development Assistance Programs (DAP)s is preferred.

  • Experience working with the UN cluster system is a plus.

  • Familiarity with and commitment to addressing gender equality in project sectors is required, as demonstrated by at least two years of senior-level experience working on projects that addressed gender-related constraints.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Mandatory travels to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.

  • May include travel to the United States WVUS Washington DC Office to meet with donors and other stakeholders.

Chief of Party (COP), Yambio-South Sudan

*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision seeks a Chief of Party (CoP) for the proposed USAID/Food For Peace -funded multi-year Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP) in Yambio South Sudan.

The COP will be responsible for the overall management and representation of the activity. For management, the COP must have proven leadership skills managing projects of a similar size and scope in developing countries. The COP must have prior experience effectively managing humanitarian or DRR activities. The COP should have demonstrated experience recruiting, developing, and managing staff, as well as experience managing programmatic and financial reporting. The Chief of Party (CoP) will serve as the principal institutional liaison to the donor and local government entities.

The CoP shall have a keen understanding of the unique political dynamics and work collaboratively to support the various entities in Yambio South Sudan.

S/he will manage a team of senior staff, sub-recipients, and engagement with stakeholders to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the cooperative agreement. The CoP is expected to have strong leadership qualities and management expertise.

S/he also provides strategic leadership and supervision of sub-grantees and sub-contractors while ensuring the security, feasibility, and sustainability of the program and contribution to Child wellbeing outcomes.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

  • Ensure appropriate project quality support to consortium members through purpose leads.

  • Oversee that bottlenecks and challenges to project impact are addressed at various levels of stakeholders using forums such as Technical Working Groups, General Body Meetings and meetings with consortium member project managers.

  • In collaboration with partners' Project Managers, design and facilitate regular project learning events with consortium partners and other key stakeholders, ensuring that lessons of sound practice are documented and disseminated through project implementation and review.

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

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

  • Lead Program staff and short-term consultants.

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

  • Ensure program budget is managed within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and Support Office staff.

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

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

  • Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A master’s degree in development studies, international relations, agriculture, nutrition, public health, business administration, or related field combined with a minimum of seven years of progressively increasing management responsibility in international relief/recovery/DRR projects is required. Two years of applicable experience can substitute for a master’s degree.

  • Proven ability to manage technical teams.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program requirements, preferably USAID Office of Food for Peace (FFP) policies, rules and regulations.

  • Proven ability in the management of large integrated projects in developing countries.

  • Familiarity with USAID programs, their history and their development; mastery of USAID regulations governing such programs.

  • Experience working/living in hardship conditions. Familiarity with the Yambio South Sudan context is a plus.

  • Ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals.

  • Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.

  • Strong verbal communication skills, strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Ability to achieve results through partners.

  • Experience of leading large and diverse teams.

  • Experience in leading and managing large grants/cooperative agreements in a complex environment.

  • Experience as a Chief of Party/Program Director or senior expert advisor required.

  • Experience managing sub-receipients and contracts under grants for complex projects.

  • Fluency in English, Knowledge of Arabic is a plus.

  • Professional licenses, as required in the field and by the donor.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortia is preferred.

  • Previous experience with Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP) Development Food Assistance Programs (DFAP)s, Development Food Security Program (DFSA), Multi Year Assistance Programs (MYAP)s, and/or Development Assistance Programs (DAP)s is preferred.

  • Experience working with the UN cluster system is a plus.

  • Familiarity with and commitment to addressing gender equality in project sectors is required, as demonstrated by at least two years of senior-level experience working on projects that addressed gender-related constraints.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Mandatory travels to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.

  • May include travel to the United States WVUS Washington DC Office to meet with donors and other stakeholders.

Lot Project Manager, South Sudan

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Lot Manager is responsible for the overall management for the Health Pooled Fund (HPF) III projects in Yambio, Western Equatoria. He/she has the overall responsibility for the successful implementation of the project and provide and managerial support to County, M&E and MNCH Coordinators and other project team in the State.

As the Lot Manager, he/she oversees program implementation, monitoring and evaluation, financial management, including oversight and coordination of stakeholders and staff in the Lot/State. He/she is also responsible for the representation of the project to SMOH, CHD, and other key stakeholders at the State Level.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Coordination and Partnership:

  • Develop critical partnership and network with government and other stakeholders.

  • Improve capacity of the sub-partner in terms of project implementation and compliance with donor requirements.

  • Coordinate with CHD to ensure a very good asset management practice at county level and Lot level.

  • Communicate challenges affecting implementation without delay to HPF Director.

  • Ensure the CHD prepares an incentive payroll for CHDs staffs and health facility by 15th of every months.

  • Timely response to emails and adhoc requests.

Project Implementation and achievement of indicators:

  • Compliance with all the donors’ requirements (reading the contract regularly).

  • Timely implementation of county level activities as per the approved work plan.

  • Ensure indicators are achieved and project performance by county meets donor expectation.

  • Successful implementation of cross cutting issues including QOC (conflict sensitivity, GESI, Quality improvement).

  • Coordinate logistics, administration and finance identifying gaps and addressing them for effective project implementation at county level.

  • Ensure project implementation follows WVI principles of financial and humanitarian accountability.

  • Conduct field monitoring visits frequently to the facilities to ensure delivery of services.

  • Uphold quality services in all health facilities.

  • Timely distribution of Last miles drug distribution with proof of delivery-within 21 days.

  • Conduct regular assessment to inform decision making and participate in proposal development.

  • Conduct at least quarterly visits to all health facilities accompanied with written supervision reports.

  • Timely identification and documentation of lessons learned, best practices and success stories.

  • Timely reporting of incidents.

Develop and implementation a robust M&E system on:

  • Ongoing data collection.

  • Analysis and review of project performance.

  • Adjustment of implementation plan.

Financial Management:

  • Accurate budget forecast for the month and quarter (within 10+_).

  • Timely cash advance and procurement requisition.

  • Project achieves actual spending in alignment with approved budget, with burn rate within acceptable variance 10+.

  • Aware of burn rates / spending progress of the project all the time through finance/expenditure tracking.

  • Ensure planned activities are done within the approved budget.

  • Being proactive in budget management with no over or underspending for each budget line item.

  • Submit timely and quality reports (technical and finance) by 12th of every month.

Staff Management:

  • Guide the County Staff, Project staff and all relevant staff guided in compilation and evaluation of information that relate to the program’s objectives.

  • Human resource management including performance for partnership management and coaching.

  • Ensure all project staff have signed performance agreements and are regularly appraised as part of performance management.

  • Ensure adequate staffing and training of staff using available project resources for quality implementation.

  • Ensure that all staff LDRs are timely submitted.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Medical/ Clinical background (Medical Doctor, Nurse, health office, Clinical Officer) and a Master’s Degree in Public.

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience implementing large integrated Maternal, Newborn and Child Health programs.

  • Experience in health system strengthen in fragile context.

  • Experience in Sub-grant, budget, staff and partnership management is required.

  • Demonstrated strong analytical, managerial, leadership, communications and interpersonal skills.

  • Proven ability in the management of large health projects in fragile context.

  • Positive collaboration and facilitation skills; Leadership of large and diverse teams; Diplomacy.

  • Willingness to take up a position post and residence in a fragile context; Preference for candidates with previous work experience in South Sudan.

  • Commitment to WV Core Values and Mission Statement.

  • Should be eligible to work in South Sudan.

  • Fluency in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Ability to plan, facilitate and lead Project reviews at County and State level.

  • Ability to communicate effectively WVI values and vision to external audiences.

  • Training facilitation.

  • Ability to practice clinically and mentor local staff.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Field-based position, with physical hardship conditions and limited amenities.

  • Travel: Both local and international travels expected.

  • On call: 24 hours.

  • This is an international position.

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