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

Finance & Support Services Director, WV South Sudan

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

Provide overall leadership, oversight and management support functions (Finance, Administration, Fleet and ICT) in the National Office (NO) and all aspects of NO country financial risks. This position is seen as a strategic partner, member of the Senior Leadership Team of the NO, with a focus on ensuring accountability, stewardship, coordinating planning and budgeting processes. Deliver accurate financial data, analysis and advisory, as well as developing financial strategy that best serves the NO strategic and program objectives. Responsible for staff capacity strengthening, development and implementation of good internal controls, risk management, and utilization and safeguarding of assets according to WV approved policies and procedures.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide strong and positive leadership to the finance department ensuring competent and motivated staff are hired and retained, providing efficient delivery of services.

  • Coordinate professional and personal development of finance staff through adequate orientation, on-the-job coaching, identification of learning, training needs and opportunities (e.g. in accounting, SunSystems, grant management, risk management, leadership, etc.)

  • Model Christ-centered servant leadership.

  • Develop strong networks internally (other NOs, SOs and partnership entities) and externally (other NGOs, banking entities, communities, etc.) through effective communication and relationships.

  • Promote shared resource networks within the region, and the partnership.

  • Adhere to WVI key policy documents – mission, core values, and covenant of partnership.

  • Ensure partnership finance policies and procedures are understood by Senior Management, Operations/Technical staff as appropriate.

  • Manage country's financial risk exposure and avoid significant finance audit risk ratings, both at the NO and project levels.

  • Provide cost analysis, promoting benchmarks and making recommendations for determining effective resource utilization at all levels.

  • Coordinate adequate preparation for GC and external audits: Manage Financial Risk; Implement anti-corruption and fraud strategies.

  • Wise stewardship& safe guarding of org. & donor resources.

  • Production of accurate Financial reports.

ICT Security and Integrity:

  • Improve IT infrastructure and provide quality service.

  • Ensure office disaster preparedness and policies updated to include new technologies, trends and threats.

  • Ensure improved office/programs connectivity for business operational support.

  • Facilitate and ensure preparation of and adherence to computer usage policies.

Administration & Fleet:

  • Ensure that WV staff and assets are secured, safe and well maintained; oversee logistics coordination.

  • Incident management.

  • Make sure that WV provides quality hospitality services to staff and visitors.

  • Transportation/Logistics: Responsible for vehicle procurement, management and maintenance.

Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in finance position with medium business/medium NGO/government agency.

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in finance management position (Fragile context experience will be an Advantage).

  • Successful completion of Hostile Environment & Awareness Training (HEAT) for the successful candidate -clearing him/her to work in South Sudan.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration, or a related field.

  • Masters Degree in Finance/Accounting/Auditing/Economics preferred.

  • ACCA, CIMA, CPA certification or equivalent preferred.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Solid knowledge of accounting principles, financial systems, budget/cash flow monitoring and internal accounting controls.

  • Ability to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment. Being able to manage working under pressure.

  • Must be able to lead and manage team in a complex environment.

  • Good working knowledge of computerized accounting systems, preferable Sun Systems & Vision. Must be computer literate in Microsoft Office programs.

  • Knowledge of key government & Multilateral grant regulations and financial reporting requirements preferred. (USAID,DFID,EU,GAC and UN Agencies).

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English, knowledge of Arabic a plus.

  • Good oral/written and interpersonal skills.

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

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.

  • Fit to work in a fragile context.

Director, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

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

To achieve this, the position is responsible for:

  • Leading the team.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Initiating and participating in global and departmental initiatives.

  • Being a thought leader on broader Partnership financial management.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

This involves:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lead the annual Chargeback setting process, by:

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Designing the process.

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

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

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

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

  • Communicating outcomes of the process to stakeholders.

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

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

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

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

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

Leadership and Management:

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

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

Other duties as requested:

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / Finance.

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

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

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

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

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

  • Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant or equivalent.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • MBA preferred.

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

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

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

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills.

  • Excellent project management skills.

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

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

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

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

  • Experience in developing and implementing process improvement initiatives.

  • Cost centre management.

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

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Project Manager/Team Leader, South Sudan

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Project Manager will provide overall leadership in the implementation of the R-LIFE project in Upper Nile through an integrated approach with Protection, Food Security and Livelihoods, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) and Health services. This position will provide leadership that entails planning, supporting and management of the project so that activities and outputs remain on track and contribute to its main goal of alleviating suffering among disaster affected and vulnerable communities in Upper Nile by improving access to humanitarian assistance.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Providing strategic leadership and day-to-day management to the integrated portfolio by coordinating with program, finance and administration, logistics and supply chain staff to ensure operational systems are in place to support field activities, ensuring appropriate structures, internal and external standards, staffing, resources and policies as well as all grant requirements are adhered to.

  • In conjunction with Finance Manager, ensure grant/project compliance whereby project expenditures are reasonable, allocable, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure compliance with external audit, ensuring high standards of stewardship and accountability for all resources.

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

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

  • 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, including establishment of standard tools and systems for documentation and information sharing of project progress.

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

  • Ensure continuous coordination with stakeholders and communities (e.g. NGOs, UN agencies, government, partners, and donors).

  • Establish good and trustworthy relationships with different stakeholders (partners, donors, etc.)

  • Attend coordination meetings, sector meetings, partner meetings.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • An advanced degree in Civil /WASH Engineering, Sanitation engineering or its equivalence, coupled with related field experiences in project management, and grant management is desirable.

  • Holder of the USAID Gateway to Grants (G2G) an added advantage.

  • Security training such as Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) by a reputable agency.

  • At least five years of professional experience in program management and administration, financial management, and tracking project performance and costs implementing or managing programs involving assessments, design, planning, implementation, budgeting, reporting, and evaluation and monitoring.

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

  • Report writing skills and Support Office/Donor engagement skills are a must.

  • A high level of diplomacy and networking skills is required.

  • Ability to travel across the country regularly for training, assessment, regular monitoring and evaluation.

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

  • Working experience in fragile contexts is strongly desirable.

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

Preferred:

  • At least 5 years experience in Health and WASH project management (design, planning, implementation, budgeting, reporting, monitoring and evaluation).

  • Knowledge of Arabic is an added advantage.

  • Partnering skills to negotiate, co-create, coordinate and implement together with other partners.

Work Environmenment/Travel:

  • Field-based position, requiring an ability to maintain performance expectations in psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.

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

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina.