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

Quality Assurance Manager, South Sudan

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Quality Assurance Manager will be responsible for the overall monitoring and evaluation for the DFATD funded Fortifying Equality and Economic Diversification (FEED) project, which focuses on improving food security in South Sudan.

The Quality Assurance Manager will provide leadership in designing and operationalizing project assessments, monitoring frameworks, evaluations and accountability mechanisms. Given that the project is active in seven states, there is a significant opportunity to contribute to the national evidence base of food security and livelihoods. As a member of the lead implementing agency, the Quality Assurance Manager will work with project managers from two sub-agreement partner agencies and oversee coordination of reporting and to ensure inclusion of monitoring, evaluation and accountability throughout the project. S/he will be responsible for effectively coordinating consortium working groups for

disseminating best practices and incorporating lessons learned throughout the project life. The Quality Assurance Manager reports to the FEED Chief of Party, with a dotted reporting line to World Vision South Sudan Programme Quality and Strategy Manager and will manage a team of Monitoring and Evaluation Officers.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability:

  • Validate project goals, strategic objectives, targets, indicators in the Performance Measurement Framework, ensuring the framework contributes to the project’s effectiveness.

  • Develop guidelines and tools to ensure that all consortium members have shared standards for monitoring project progress.

  • Lead the design and execution of the baseline assessment, gender assessment, environmental analysis, mid-term evaluation and final evaluation.

  • Develop project accountability framework and associated tools.

  • Ensure that the monitoring outputs (dashboards, monthly reports, etc…) are generated accurately, reflect progress against targets and are disseminated to project managers and the Chief of Party for effective decision making.

  • Oversee implementation of the monitoring system through regular field monitoring visits and tracking of Key Performance Indicators.

  • Assist all consortium members in linking the PMF with their internal monitoring systems.

  • Advise the Chief of Party on the progress of the project implementation.

  • Ensure that consortium monitoring and evaluation budget is effectively managed.

  • Periodically update the monitoring and evaluation plan.

Evidence and Learning:

  • Coordinate consortium special interest working groups to effectively consolidate, analyse and disseminate lessons learned from project activities related to food production, market access, participation & governance and gender & advocacy.

  • Promote the integration of best practices by consortium members and other relevant stakeholders.

  • Participate in Steering Committee meetings and provided updates on performance.

  • Contribute to the evidence base for the end of project report for external audiences.

People Management:

  • Develop systems that foster a working environment that prioritizes innovation, excellence and efficiency in monitoring and evaluation practices.

  • Recruit and train local monitoring and evaluation officers.

  • Supervise M&E Officers, provide ongoing capacity building and conduct periodic performance evaluations.

  • Lead the development of a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation capacity building strategy for relevant consortium stakeholders, including monitoring and evaluation teams and community stakeholders.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A Master’s Degree or higher in related field

  • At least 5 years leadership experience in program design and development, program monitoring and evaluation, information management, capacity building, and compliance.

  • At least 5 years field experience in a relief or development environment.

  • Previous experience with monitoring and evaluation in large grants preferably consortia.

  • Capacity building experience in project design, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation.

  • Computer knowledge including Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Google sheets, Power Point.

  • Knowledge and skills on research packages (e.g. SPSS, EPI Info, NVIVO, etc…)

  • M&E technologies- ODK, Kobo, SMAP, GIS.

  • Experience with DFATD, GAC funded projects.

  • Experience working in Fragile contexts, preferably South Sudan.

  • Experience with food security and livelihoods projects integrated with gender and protection.

  • Experience working with UN agencies.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Monitoring, evaluation, accountability.

  • Core Humanitarian Standards.

  • Data analytics.

  • Fragile contexts.

Economic Development Specialist, South Sudan - Juba

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

As Economic Development Specialist for World Vision South Sudan, you will be the chief technical advisor for Economic Development programming across the country’s programming portfolio. The position is initially funded by two existing grant projects which will therefore become a large part of the focus of the role.

The specialist support 90% ANCP funded GREAN project ( Greater Resilience for Enhanced Agriculture and Nutrition) and 10% EU funded FORSITE project. The Economic Development specialist will provide overall strategic leadership in the Economic Development sector, guiding relevant programming in both development and emergency response contexts across the country. The job holder will be a thought leader, driving continuous improvement in economic development and market systems development programming through their technical expertise, facilitation of learning and innovation. This leadership shall be seen both within World Vision and externally with other key stakeholders across country, including representing World Vision.

WV South Sudan has an extensive Resilience & Livelihoods programming portfolio from a range of funding including EU, DFID, DFAT, USAID, UNICEF etc. The country office embraces market led approaches to our livelihood development with a focus on the rural poor which naturally aligns a large part of the programming portfolio to market based agricultural development, with necessary ongoing adaptions to the fragile context of South Sudan. Commencement of this new role is aimed at improving the quality of all livelihoods programming country wide, aligning with international best practice.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Resilience and Livelihoods Programming, Market Systems Development:

  • Lead ongoing design processes related to all technical requirements of implementing all Resilience and Livelihood programmes and projects with the specific focus on market systems development, including strategy alignment and review processes.

  • Monitor programme and project quality at outcome and impact levels, facilitate evidence-based organizational learning processes and promote innovation for continuous improvement in programming impact.

  • Support relevant reporting functions, particularly at outcome and impact level, notably including the bi-annual Child Well- being report.

Support effective implementation of Economic Development, Resilience & Livelihoods programmes and projects through:

  • Technical guidance and support to programme and project implementation.

  • Technical capacity building of project staff, partner staff and other key stakeholders, as required.

Networking and Collaboration:

  • Engagement with key stakeholders for influence, learning and resource development:

  • Actively represent WV SS in key inter-agency fora.

  • Engage and build relationships with key partners and government counterparts.

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Grant Acquisition Business Plan through active engagement with relevant donors.

National Level Sector Advocacy:

  • Work in close collaboration with Advocacy Department to advocate for policy change with national-level government stakeholders.

  • Collaborate and guide advocacy campaigns, as appropriate.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Post-graduate degree in development studies, agriculture, economics or other relevant field is a requirement.

  • Academic and/or direct programming experience and expertise in at least three of the following thematic areas is required: financial inclusion/micro-finance, climate smart agriculture, market systems development, value chain development, small enterprise development, emergency livelihoods programming, cash-based programming.

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in technical leadership and/or field-based programme management roles in Resilience & Livelihoods sector.

  • Strong exposure to working in fragile environment.

  • Experience in South Sudan or similar contexts and working in refugee contexts.

  • Experience with World Vision’s relevant technical models such as Village Savings & Loans, Local Value Chain Development and Ultra- Poor Graduation Model.

  • Experience in Monitoring & Evaluation.

  • Track record of success in grant fundraising, including donor relations and proposal writing.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English (Arabic is an added advantage).

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge of Project Cycle Management (PCM).

  • Comprehensive report writing skills for both internal and external use.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 50% of the time in the field.

Program Development Director, WV South Sudan

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Program Development Director (PD) will lead World Vision South Sudan's (WVSS’s) resource acquisition strategy and program development.

The PD Director will facilitate program development and resource acquisition with high standards of appropriateness, timeliness, and effectiveness. The Director will oversee the Program Development Manager and the rest of the program development team in the design process of all proposals and concept papers. He/she will ensure that grants progress is communicated appropriately, timely and in detail with key stakeholders. He/she will ensure that donor visits are strategic, well timed and smoothly executed and managed.

The Director will also take leadership in donor engagement with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure diversification of funding and the growth of WVSS funding portfolio. He/she will lead the process to vet calls for proposals and direct funding opportunities towards the fulfilment of the WVSS national office strategy. He/she will also lead the identification and vetting of national NGO and CBO partners for joint implementation of programs.

The Director will also oversee technical advisors and their teams to ensure quality of program designs and implementation, as well as engagement with donors, multilateral partners in their areas of sectoral expertise.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy - Our Promise:

  • Provide leadership in program alignment with Our Promise.

  • Ensure that strategy drives programming in WVSS such that proposals, annual operating plans and budgets are aligned to the approved country program strategy.

  • Support development of Country strategy implementation plan (CSIP).

  • Lead and coordinate roll out of fragile context programme approach.

Program Development and Resource Acquisition:

  • Ensure the Sr. Technical Advisors and teams develop technically sound sectorial approaches and programs which respond to humanitarian emergency and sustainable development needs in South Sudan aligned with NO strategy and Our Promise 2030.

  • Ensure that programs designed align with major donor requirements (OFDA, GAC, DFID, DFAT, German Government, EU and ECHO).

  • Ensure that programs align with WV fragile context program approach and other WV frameworks where applicable.

  • Engage and pre-position WVSS with NGOs and institutional donors to develop consortia.

  • Lead external partner mapping exercise and ensure that results are incorporated into the program development strategy. To this effect, maintain a database with potential NNGO partners.

  • Responsible to meet the annual fundraising targets for World Vision South Sudan.

  • Together with the Program development manager and the program development team ensure portfolio growth and diversification of funding based on field office strategy by developing and reviewing concept papers and proposals for various projects and programs for funding in order to achieve WVSS short-term and long-term goals.

  • Lead the office in donor engagement by developing and maintaining effective networking and relationships with donors and support offices to establish partnerships.

  • Lead the development and implementation of the WVSS grant acquisition plan and measurement framework.

  • Together with the Program development manager develop and manage the proposal development calendar for WVSS. Coordinate timely and strategic response to proposal development.

  • Coordinate the roll out of Recovery and Resilience framework and WV’s participation in the SS partnership for recovery and resilience.

  • Present funding ideas and concepts to appropriate stakeholders and donors.

  • Gather and share ideas for individual sector opportunities; a) develop key understanding of sector strategies by donor, b) follow up on specific sectoral procurement opportunities.

  • Work with other teams within WVSS to ensure WV support/donor offices (SO) engagement/influence of SO government funding priorities for South Sudan.

External Engagement:

  • Represent and coordinate WVSS at national (Juba) level coordination meetings with donors, stakeholders, INGOs, local organizations, and high level government officials. Provide updates on projects at coordination meetings. Provide key stakeholders with updates of meeting outcomes stakeholder priorities.

  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with major (government/private) donors including EU, ECHO, USAID, OFDA, UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, GAC, DFID, Irish Aid, FAO, HPF and World Vision Support Offices, including hosting visits and responding to communication. Ensure that WVSS builds its reputation for integrity, expertise and reliability.

  • Maintain WVSS master list of stakeholder contact information and update regularly.

  • Ensure PD staff actively participate in relevant national networks, clusters and coalitions.

  • Ensure that WVSS is a thought leader in FSL and known for its health programming.

  • Contribute to the development of communications and marketing materials.

Operational Effectiveness and Project Management Support:

  • Facilitate the operational effectiveness process to update tools including flowcharts and RACI (responsible, accountable, consulted and informed) for the project cycle management process.

  • Ensure that each new project conducts a start-up workshop lead by the Program Manager and supported by the PD team. Ensure all involved staff have copies of approved program design (narrative, logframe, monitoring and evaluation plan, budget) and grant agreement and that they understand donor regulations, reporting and other requirements.

  • Ensure the HR department is aware ahead of time which staff to recruit for upcoming projects.

  • Involve the procurement department in all proposal development to ensure timely procurement once grant agreements are signed.

  • Provide grant management assistance to the Operation Director and his/her team as needed/requested.

  • Ensure regular, positive, and productive communication with respective donor representatives, the field, and partners regarding the implementation of program activities.

  • Ensure on time submission to donors of high quality reports.

  • Monitor grant implementation and resource/fund utilization rates in conjunction with the Operations and Finance teams.

  • Assist the field in accessing appropriate technical assistance for successful implementation of activities.

  • Revise program documents as necessary and as requested and coordinate or complete approved grant amendments; Coordinate and/or submit grant amendments.

  • Ensure sector advisors provide technical support to the program managers and respond to technical support requests.

  • Support the Program Managers in the close-out process for assigned projects (includes final reports, asset disposal and lessons learned).

Team Leadership:

  • Create performance agreements with each direct report on the PD Team, and conduct quarterly reviews and end of year performance appraisals.

  • Provide guidance and direction to the team as required, and establish team cohesion and growth, including the organization of capacity building opportunities.

  • Coach and mentor PD team in conducting assessment, setting personal development goals and providing ongoing support on tools and relevant training resources/material.

  • Support recruitment process to ensure identification and inclusion of qualified project management staff if requested by Operations Director.

  • Ensure the Human Resources department is aware about the staffing/recruitment plan.

  • Communicate outcomes of grant start-up to the donor and internal stakeholders.

Risk Management:

  • Assess level of risks associated with each funding opportunity and ensure sufficient alignment with relevant WV strategies at all levels, and use information to make decisions whether or not to pursue specific funding opportunities.

  • Lead development, monitoring and mitigation of key risks in program development and quality.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Master’s degree in International Development, Rural Development, NGO Leadership or a related discipline.

  • At least 5 years field experience in a relief or development environment, with at least 3 years’ in a managerial role with direct reporting lines.

  • Previous experience with successful multi-million dollar program development and budget preparation (USAID, EU/ECHO, DFID, GAC, DFAT, UN agencies preferred).

  • Must have a clear understanding of the working of the major WV partners (USAID, EU/ECHO, DFID, GAC, DFAT, UN etc), their requirements and standards.

  • Ability to engage high level donors to influence funding priorities, strategy and policy.

  • Ability to engage with governmental, NGO and other senior leaders on issues of justice, child rights and development and maintain effective partnerships.

  • Experience in developing resource development strategies, with focus on fragile contexts.

  • Strong negotiation skills.

  • Must be able relate and represent WV to these major program partners, in a highly professional manner.

  • Capacity building experience in project design, implementation, reporting, and evaluation.

  • Computer knowledge including Word, Excel, Lotus Notes and Power Point.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, including report-writing and proposal writing skills.

  • Good understanding of World Vision and Sphere relief standards.

  • Knowledge of and adherence to the Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Previous experience with successful multi-million dollar donor proposal writing and budget preparation (USAID, ECHO, BPRM, UN agencies preferred).

  • Must have a clear understanding of the working of the major WV partners (UNICEF, WFP, USAID, EU, CIDA, DFID etc), their requirements and standards.

  • Must be able relate and represent WV to these major program partners, in a highly professional manner.

  • Capacity building experience in project design, implementation, reporting, and evaluation.

  • Computer knowledge including Word, Excel, Lotus.

  • At least 5 years field experience in a relief or development environment.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Office-Based position with frequent visits to the fields.

  • Travel: 30% domestic/international travels 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