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

Chief of Party - FEED II Project

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Chief of Party (CoP) will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and overall management for the Global Affairs Canada (GAC) funded Fortifying Equality and Economic Diversification (FEED II) Project, which focuses on strengthening gender equality and improving livelihoods in South Sudan. The CoP will oversee program implementation and financial management, including oversight and coordination of consortium members and staff. This position has principal responsibility for the representation of the project to the donor, WFP, Government of South Sudan representatives, and other key stakeholders. Other key areas of responsibilities include ensuring high quality implementation of

project activities, financial management according to donor requirements and international accounting standards, timely donor and other stakeholder reporting, and overall contribution to Child Well Being outcomes. The CoP will be accountable for delivering all project results and will be responsible for producing high quality project deliverables; to do this effectively, strong experience in managing Food Security and Livelihood programs, gender mainstreaming and GBV/women’s empowerment including nutrition in an emergency or fragile context is imperative. S/he will maintain communication with the two sub-agreement partner agencies and oversee coordination of their technical activities within the

project framework, work plan and budget. The CoP reports to the Director of Project Oversight and Partnerships of World Vision South Sudan, with a dotted reporting line to World Vision Canada as consortium lead agency.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Grant Implementation:

  • Direct and oversee the implementation of the grant, ensuring that the project’s Ultimate, Intermediate and Immediate Outcomes are achieved.

  • Lead consortium members and stakeholders in participatory planning of project activity implementation, ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines.

  • Establish and maintain effective project management tools for World Vision and consortium partners for standardized implementation planning, quality assurance monitoring, programmatic and financial reporting, beneficiary accountability, risk management, evaluation, and internal communication.

  • Provide timely, high-quality and complete submission of work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports and any additional donor required reports.

  • Ensure grant management compliance for the project in alignment with donor and WV regulations.

  • Ensure strong communication and coordination with all team members as a means to effectively achieve program objectives.

  • Encourage transparency among and between consortium members to promote coordination and effectiveness.

  • Ensure effective liaison with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders, making use of an appropriate accountability framework.

  • Chair and facilitate project management committee meetings.

  • Design strategies, partnerships and interventions to ensure project activities and implementation strategies are gender, age and disability inclusive and in compliance with GAC requirements.

  • Participate in World Vision senior management or leadership meetings as a representative of the FEED II project.

  • Carry out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned, including administrative and planning functions.

Monitoring, Reporting, Documentation & Knowledge Management:

  • Establish and maintain effective project quality assurance mechanisms, including monitoring system for tracking of project progress against indicators, activities and key project milestones, reporting, evaluation, and communication systems.

  • In collaboration with the Quality Assurance Manager and WV Canada, identify a digital technology/online database for beneficiary tracking that is user friendly and tailored to South Sudan context.

  • Submit timely accurate and quality reports that meet donor requirements.

  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures for monitoring, reporting, documentation and knowledge management, including establishment of standard tools and systems for documentation and information sharing of project progress, best practices, lessons learnt and success stories.

  • In collaboration with Quality Assurance Manager, oversee the baseline, mid-term and end line surveys and other project related assessment.

  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time.

Donor Relations:

  • Represent the FEED II project and World Vision in engagement opportunities with GAC, WFP, and the Government of South Sudan, UN agencies, implementing and technical partners and other relevant stakeholders.

  • Represent World Vision at relevant meetings with the Government of South Sudan, GAC, WFP, FSL, GBV and other relevant clusters counterparts to provide updates on project progress and communicate challenges of the program implementation.

Budget Management:

  • In collaboration with the Finance Manager, develop and rollout standardized budget management tools for spending planning and tracking monthly expenditure against budget actuals to monitor and ensure a burn rate appropriate to project timelines.

  • Manage grant budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and key management staff at World Vision Canada.

  • Ensure grant/project compliance whereby project expenditures are reasonable, allocable, and prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure compliant external audit.

  • Oversee supply and equipment procurement, acquisition, asset management and disposition, in compliance with WV internal and donor requirements.

  • Liaise with host government officials, local communities, farmers, partners and other organizations as appropriate.

Staff Supervision and Management:

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

  • Develop and maintain an adequate human resource plan consistent with WV policies, donor requirements and local laws and ensure proper technical and operational capacity of staff to manage and implement project initiatives.

  • Ensure competent and motivated staff are hired and retained.

  • Conduct periodic reviews of staff performance in line with WVs performance management system, ensuring opportunities for staff feedback.

  • Ensure proper technical capacity of staff is available by providing training and performance management to project staff.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Minimum Master's degree in social sciences, management, business administration, international development or a related field or equivalent experience in grant management.

  • At least seven years of experience in program management and administration, monitoring and evaluation system design, financial management, award cooperative agreement compliance, sub award management including partners capacity building, and tracking project performance and costs.

  • Proven ability to manage complex consortia or partnership relationships including effective coordination with host country government.

  • Strong experience in managing Food Security and Livelihood programs, gender mainstreaming and GBV/women empowerment including nutrition in an emergency or fragile context or programs of similar scope and size.

  • At least five years of international experience in emergency relief or development project management in fragile or challenging contexts with responsibility of overseeing complex and large scale food security programs.

  • Experience in humanitarian coordination system through clusters.

  • Experience adhering to the Red Cross and Red Crescent Code of Conduct, HAP-I Standard, ECB Good Enough Guide, Sphere Standard (Humanitarian Charter and Participation Standard), donor requirements and WV Humanitarian Accountability Framework.

  • Experience and skills in partnership building, especially with the donors, private sector, NGO and local community organizations.

  • Previous experience as COP or other similar roles is required.

  • Familiarity with Government of Canada grants regulations.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of GAC priorities and international technical standards and current best practice in food security and women’s empowerment.

  • Demonstrated experience in protection and gender mainstreaming across multi-sector projects, including development and monitoring of mainstreaming action plans.

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

  • Proven ability in the management of large integrated programs.

  • 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.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in South Sudan or other fragile context.

Work Environment:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 40% of the time.

Program Manager & Team Leader, South Sudan - Melut

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Programme Manager will provide overall leadership to the Melut Programs, ensuring partner coordination, logistical and technical support to the teams. The position will further be the technical lead for the Food Assistance programme in Melut and Renk Counties, and will be the focal person with WFP Maban Field Office.

This is an integrated program with Food Assistance, Education, GBV and Protection, Health and Nutrition and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Food Security and Livelihoods and NFIs, targeting conflict affected populations in Melut, Renk and other counties.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Grant Implementation:

  • Supervising Program area and operations teams to meet implementation. Staff management, leaves, performance appraisal and accountability.

  • Providing technical support in food programming within the State/County to ensure is done per donor’s and WVI DMT standards.

  • Ensuring protection and humanitarian accountability is fully implemented with the Response Projects.

  • Engaging the Shelter and NFI Cluster by ensuring that there is a good working relationship and that WV is actively involved in the Shelter and NFI Assessments and later be part of the distribution of the same; Submit stock reports to State cluster on a monthly basis by 5th.

  • Leading NFI cluster activities and coordinating other NFI agencies within the State/County.

  • Directing and overseeing the implementation of the project grants, ensuring that the projects ultimate, intermediate and immediate outcomes are achieved.

  • Provision of Leadership to the Food Assistance team, ensuring that all donor and WV standards, are adhered to, as well as timely reporting on the same.

Staff Supervision and Management:

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

  • Developing and maintain an adequate human resource plan consistent with WV policies, donor requirements and local laws and ensure proper technical and operational capacity of staff to manage and implement project initiatives.

  • Ensuring competent and motivated staff are hired and retained.

  • Conducting quarterly reviews of staff performance in line with WVs performance management system, ensuring opportunities for staff feedback.

  • Ensuring proper technical capacity of staff is available by providing training and performance management to project staff.

Budget Management:

  • Managing grant budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and key management staff in WV SS.

  • In conjunction with Zonal Finance Manager, ensuring grant/project compliance whereby project expenditures are reasonable, allocable, and prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure compliance with external

  • audit.

  • Overseeing supply and equipment procurement, acquisition, disposition, and management in compliance with WV internal and donor requirements.

Monitoring, Reporting, Documentation & Knowledge Management:

  • Maintaining effective project quality assurance mechanisms, including monitoring system for tracking of project progress against indicators, activities and key project milestones, reporting, evaluation, and communication systems.

  • Conducting routine visits to all project sites for purposes of monitoring and operational support.

  • Ensuring submission of timely, accurate and high quality reports that meet donor requirements.

  • Developing Standard Operating Procedures for monitoring, reporting, documentation and knowledge management, including establishment of standard tools and systems for documentation and information sharing of project progress, best practices, lessons learnt and success stories.

Donor Relations:

  • Representing World Vision in engagement opportunities with the Government of South Sudan, United Nations agencies, clusters, implementing and technical partners and other relevant stakeholders.

  • Representing World Vision at relevant meetings with the Government of South Sudan and partners to provide updates on project progress and communicate challenges of the program implementation.

Security:

  • Implementing program operations according to safety standards with support from the Staff Safety and Resilience function.

Resource Acquisition & External Engagement:

  • Supporting the development of proposals to meet needs identified at Area and Community Levels that are aligned with the WV South Sudan Response plan.

  • Profiling our work and supporting external engagement efforts.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, public health management, business administration, international development or a related field or equivalent experience in grant management.

  • Proven ability to manage complex partnership relationships including effective coordination with host country government.

  • Experience adhering to the Red Cross and Red Crescent Code of Conduct, HAP-I Standard, ECB Good Enough Guide, Sphere Standards (Humanitarian Charter and Participation Standard), donor requirements and WV Humanitarian Accountability Framework.

  • Experience and skills in partnership building, especially with the donors, private sector, NGO and local community organizations.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments, and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.

  • Ability to work in high tension and high security risk situations and be able to adapt to rapidly changing contexts.

  • Strong English communication skills (both oral and written).

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

  • Proven ability in the management of large integrated programs.

  • 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.

  • Technical expertise in managing integrated projects with Food Security and Livelihoods, Protection, Nutrition and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) services.

  • At least 5 years of experience in program management and administration, financial management, award cooperative agreement compliance, sub award management, and tracking project performance and costs.

  • At least 5 years of international experience in emergency relief or development project management in fragile or challenging and complex contexts with responsibility of overseeing comprehensive food security programs.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, public health management, business administration, international development or a related field or equivalent experience in grant management.

  • At least 5 years of international experience in emergency relief or development project management in fragile or challenging and complex contexts with responsibility of overseeing comprehensive food security programs.

  • Experience and skills in partnership building, especially with the donors, private sector, NGO and local community organizations.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments, and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.

  • Ability to work in high tension and high security risk situations and be able to adapt to rapidly changing contexts.

  • Excellent computer skills, familiarity with MS Word, Lotus Notes, MS Excel and Power Point would be an added advantage.

  • 5 year experience in humanitarian response/emergency relief setting. A strong food assistance background will be an added advantage.

Work Environment:

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

  • Travel: 30% domestic/international travel is required.

  • On call: Available for communication with partners and colleagues from diverse time zones.

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