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Talent and Leadership Director, VisionFund International

*Preferred position locations: London, Kenya, Federal Way-WA, USA or Monrovia, USA where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The role provides a strong mix of strategic and operational experience to VisionFund’s dedicated global staff. Developing leaders, high-potential talent and a highly effective workforce across the Network will be key to the success of the VisionFund strategy and Our Promise. Reporting to Global People & Culture and Governance Director, this role, together with the VFI executives, and in alignment with World Vision Talent Management strategy and processes, will be responsible for building Talent and Leadership strategies that are purpose-driven, performance-oriented, and principles-led.

The role will lead the development of Vision Fund’s leadership academy and Talent Management strategy to ensure VisionFund has a strong leadership pipeline and is able to attract and retain highpotential leaders with the necessary development support. Talent and Leadership strategies will support both strategic and operational effectiveness, they will foster a collective agile and learning culture where high potentials are enabled to thrive.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic and Operational Effectiveness:

  • Building a robust organizational leadership framework and core competencies scorecard to track and strengthen organizational capabilities.

  • Developing and maintain tools in order to align organizational needs and gaps.

  • Developing a talent strategy that identifies and cultivate a talent pool for the organisation of tomorrow organizational mindsets and behaviors.

  • Developing and collaborating with World Vision, VFI specific talent initiatives to foster succession planning and identify ‘high potential’ talent for longer term development planning.

  • Designing and implement an effective Talent Review processes to ensure VFI has the capability required to drive future strategic goals.

  • Forecasting future leadership needs and coordinating that with overall workforce planning.

  • Contribute to talent identification, leadership recruitment and selection.

Agile and Learning Culture:

  • Developing VisionFund’s leadership academy programme that fosters a high performing culture of excellence.

  • Influencing organisational culture and engagement by strengthening VisionFund’s brand and utilizing core competencies for staff and leaders.

  • Delivering on the diversity and inclusivity goals of organization to foster a learning culture, based on curiosity, engagement, insight and determination.

  • Developing and utilizing (already available) talent management and culture tools and practices that foster growth and collaboration between leaders.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Track record in designing and successfully implementing Talent Management and Review processes and resultant initiatives in complex international organizations.

  • Proven in the review of and establishment of leadership development frameworks across a ‘group’; functional and regional basis, building an ‘organizational way’ of leadership.

  • Strong expertise in learning and development and capacity development in complex organizational settings.

  • Senior HR executive with extensive experience in provide HR capability to senior executives, presidents/CEO’s and Boards.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, especially at Executive level.

  • High service / customer orientation and commercial mind-set.

  • Strong Cross-Cultural Communication, Facilitation, Coaching and development skills across major cultural areas.

  • Understanding of business needs and drivers and ability to deliver value added solutions.

  • Bias for action and capacity to deliver efficiently and effectively. Capability in project managing multiple complex strategies across a complex organization and multiple geographies.

  • Clear and positive Christian faith commitment and capacity to provide leadership and guidance in this area.

  • University degree in HR, Business or related field. A relevant Master’s degree would be considered desirable, coupled with extensive senior and executive level HR management.

  • Innovative and problem-solving skills and capacity to deliver under pressure; pragmatism; persistence.

  • Relevant field experience and understanding of the wider context within which VFI operates.

  • Related Global HR certification desirable.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20 % of the time.

Director – Global Fleet Management

*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:


World Vision is one of the world’s largest INGOs, with over 37,000 staff operating in nearly 100 countries. The organisation delivers humanitarian aid to populations in some of the most challenging and complex environments, transportation and fleet operations are critical to the delivering our programmes. World Vision has a diverse global fleet of well over 10,000 standard vehicles and an equal number of motorcycles, it also includes drilling rigs and water craft. The total fleet portfolio represents one of the largest asset groups in the organisation.

The ‘Director – Global Fleet Management (GFM)’ is the global leader responsible for developing and driving organizational fleet strategy and ensuring current industry practice is implemented in relation to the procurement, operation and disposal of World Visions fleet. The role holder will be expected to lead the GFM team in working collaboratively across the organisation to deliver agile and flexible ‘end to end’ transportation solutions for World Visions operations.

World Vision is committed to operating its global fleet resources safely, cost effectively and with a reduced environmental impact. The role has a particular focus on Fleet Safety, ensuring our drivers and vehicles operate safely in challenging contexts where our staff and vulnerable road users are at the greatest risk.


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:


Fleet Strategy & Practice Development:

  • Lead the development and implementation of global fleet management strategies. Ensuring Global Fleet Management (GFM) practices are in alignment with WV Fleet, Procurement and Financial policies and internationally accepted current practice.

  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders to ensure that the WV fleet strategy aligns with expected organisational outcomes and reflects the values and vison of WVI.


Strategic Fleet Management:

  • Provide leadership, operational guidance and support to the global fleet team (direct & matrix management). Ensuring GFM is providing end to end transport solutions as a trusted business partner to the wider organisation.

  • Develop Fleet Safety initiatives aimed at reducing harm to staff and vulnerable road users, with particular focus on fatal Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs).

  • Explore the development of road safety programme opportunities with donors & suppliers.

  • Drive continuous improvement and innovation in GFM frameworks. Develop quality assurance and performance metrics across fleet management systems and procedures.

  • Identify significant risks and organisational gaps in fleet current practice and develop appropriate mitigation plans to protect the fleet function. Ensure risks are communicated with Enterprise Risk Management (ERM).

  • Drive the development of adaptive, agile and dynamic fleet management solutions that focus on delivery at the ‘grass roots level’, employing appropriate change management techniques when required.

  • Develop technology solutions to monitor fleet assets, operational use and disposal.


Relationship Management:

  • Drive high standards and performance through setting clear direction and empowering and influencing others.

  • Regular liaison with senior Global Supply Chain (GSC) managers, Global Field Operations (GFO) regional & programme level managers.

  • Act as a strategic link for the promotion of sound fleet practice for National Offices, Regional Offices and Response operations.

  • Regularly liaise with the wider Fleet network on emerging issues and provide a conduit to escalate concerns to senior leaders.

  • Actively contribute to internal and external forums, working groups and networks related to fleet management.

  • Work closely with members of the Corporate Security team promoting mutual learning, support and accountability.


Capacity Building:

  • Develop appropriate workforce & succession planning that ensures the organisations ability to deliver transport solutions in fluid high risk environments.

  • Oversee the development and implementation of global capacity building plan for operational fleet management.

  • Engage with senior leaders to raise the awareness of fleet management protocols and practice.

  • Develop a professional culture of innovation, learning and mentoring. WVI should be seen as the ‘employer of choice’ for INGO fleet professionals.


Knowledge Management & Quality Assurance:

  • Promote alignment with WV Fleet Management Policy.

  • Drive the process of continuous learning on current international accepted practice in fleet management & analysis, identifying tools and processes that can be implemented into WV operations globally.

  • Encourage mutual learning on fleet management issues at a Regional and Global level.

  • Assist in the facilitation of and coordination of global fleet information sharing forum/network that promotes the embedding of sound fleet management practice into all layers of WV’s programmes.

  • Facilitate the documentation of best practice and contribute to the community of practice and centre of excellence.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:


  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification (Bachelor’s Degree or similar) in Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain, or general Business Management.

  • Recognised Industry Qualification in Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain (or Business Project Management experience).

  • Suitable transferable qualifications from Military, Government or Private Sector.

  • Significant senior management experience (8-10yrs) in Humanitarian Operations involving Fleet Management or Logistics would be considered.

  • Proven ability and experience (8-10yrs) in fleet management or logistics at a senior level across a large complex international organization, with strong change management experience.

  • Proven experience in Financial Cost Centre management.

  • Procurement, Supply Chain or Logistics experience.

  • Understanding of Humanitarian operations.

  • Proven experience in managing coaching and developing staff.


Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Recognised Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain Qualification (or Business Project Management experience).

  • Experience in fleet management optimization and sound understanding of the transport industry.

  • Previous experience in contract negotiation and supply arrangements with vehicle suppliers.

  • Experience in fleet management/operations within the Humanitarian sector.

  • Proven people leader with the ability to influence widely across a diverse organisation.

  • Previous experience in managing complex cost centers with Business analysis skills.

  • Proven business acumen and political savvy, must know how to get things done through formal and informal channels.

  • Skillful communicator with advanced influencing skills that can transcend boundaries and work effectively across all levels of a complex organization.

  • Ability to operate effectively and responsively in a fast changing, ambiguous environment and deal with high pressure situations calmly and with energy and resilience while managing multiple priorities and deadlines.


Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel internationally up to 35% of the time to potentially high risk operational areas.

  • Flexibility in work hours is expected.

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

Senior Programme Officer

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Senior Program officer will support the line management to ensure that the resource acquisition process and partnerships are managed well contributing to a culture of performance and accountability for results increasing the resource base and diversified strategic engagement with multiple Institutional donors, Multi-laterals, UN and partners. Realizing the growth potential, it has become imperative to a position to help support the growth as per country strategy that is envisaged.

The senior Program officer will work to manage and build the capacities of the Program Development Unit (PDU) and other internal partners for better networking, resourcing grants, and institutional fund acquisition capacities, enhancing dialogue with donors for increased funding opportunities. Orienting and positioning PDU and other departments for coalitions and consortia engagements and developing grants management capacity (compliance, timeliness, and accuracy of reporting, grants tracking to reduce organizational liabilities, etc.). This role will also identify, pursue, and negotiate financial, nonfinancial and risk-sharing partnerships with a range of partners (government agencies, donors, other non-governmental organizations and UN in Sudan to expand the reach and impact.

The position will monitor and will be responsible for the progress of partnerships and resourcing ability by developing implementing and evaluating donors and partnership engagement plans, donors and partners communication strategies, set up fundraising targets, improve KPIs in grants and partnership management and overview proposal development and contract management processes.

The position-holder will mentor Program Officer/s, guiding the design of proposals, provision of timely/quality reporting, and positioning with donors/supporters to enhance the reputation of the organization. And also will coordinate Donor engagement, UN, World Vision (WV), and government forums, promoting regular attendance, coordination, information-sharing, and promoting WV leadership when and where possible. He or she will encourage the development of prepositioning and marketing materials to promote fund-raising. This position will report to the GAM director will work closely coordinate with the Operations Director, sector technical teams, Finance, People & Culture (P&C/HR), and Support services.

The success of this position will be evaluated under below motioned vital success factors:

  • Funding Growth: Increased income from a range of funding partners in line with World Vision Sudan strategic priorities.

  • Project Delivery and Program Resourcing Partners: Established a new partnership and well managed existing partnerships within World Vision Sudan, which are in line with the strategic plan and meet set targets.

  • Project Design: Package large scale high reach projects into contracts/MoUs, Proposals, and WV Sudan’s working environments that meet the needs of both new Donors, partners, and the World Vision Sudan.

  • Leadership: To lead and manage the team of program officers and Junior Program officer in PDU and ensure to build their capacity with right skill sets and competencies.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Donor Scoping & Mapping:

  • Work closely with the Grant acquisition and Management (GAM) Director and the National Director to scope new potential donors and formulate a strategy to engage these new donors.

  • Maintain a good working relationship with donors (bilateral & multilateral, UN/NGO partners, peer organizations, and support offices and to cultivate an influencing environment for strong partnerships/ alliances.

  • Develop and regularly update the World Vision Sudan’s donor engagement strategy.

  • In coordination with the Communications Manager, develop and disseminate World Vision Sudan’s success stories, visibility and branding materials and case studies to donors.

  • Review donors’ thematic and geographical priorities, mechanisms for channeling funding and partnerships on a bi-annual basis and work with the Senior Management Team to adjust World Vision’s strategy accordingly.

Proposal Development & Contract/Bid Management:

  • Develop Well-integrated, high-quality project designs for submission in response to published solicited and unpublished unsolicited requests (RFAs / RFPs) and maintain a high win-rate of proposals submitted.

  • Supervise the process of grant proposals development. Ensure that there is a substantial team in place for every proposal being developed.

  • Track proposal reviews and approvals with donors and support offices.

  • Provide a framework for interagency engagement and development of consortia proposals.

  • Liaise with technical teams to leverage their support in the grants development process. Support professional staff to engage with technical (donor) networks.

  • Attend and make a presentation on behalf of WV Sudan to all key donor meetings.

Quality Assurance & Donor Compliance Management:

  • Expand and enhance WV Sudan systems and processes for monitoring and evaluation of partners and their impact.

  • Monitor and continue to refine partners' reporting system to WV Sudan, including measuring the impact of the partner programs and WV Sudan support.

  • Contribute to the reporting and communication of impact and results in WV Sudan investing.

  • Expand and enhance WV Sudan systems and processes for monitoring and evaluation of partners and their impact.

  • In coordination with the M&E Manager, collate, organize and archive past and current proposals in a centralized, accessible location ensuring the integrity of the information within these proposals.

  • Working closely with the M&E Manager, ensure past evidence from implementation, lessons learned and new data from needs assessments inform design the design of new projects.

  • Monitor and continue to refine partners' reporting system to WV Sudan, including measuring the impact of the partner programs and WV Sudan support.

  • Lead and Support in project kick-off/startup workshops to ensure concepts articulated in proposals are clearly understood by implementation teams, and such concepts are translated into viable and time-bound in work plans/project implementation tables.

  • In liaison with the Zonal Ops team, Program Managers / Area Coordinators and Technical teams, identify humanitarian gaps and pre-emptively develop programs to market to both institutional and non-institutional donors.

  • Contribute to the reporting and communication of impact and results to WV Sudan investments.

Capacity Building:

  • Actively engage in knowledge and skills transfer of program development and fundraising to national staff. This will include regular training and involvement of national staff in fundraising and program development activities.

Other:

  • Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Rural Development; Social Sciences or a related field from an accredited university. A Master’s degree in a similar field would be preferable.

  • At least seven years of previous experience in project development; fundraising, proposal development, and donor liaison in INGO in a relief and development context. At least four years of direct project management a similar, conflict-prone environment.

  • Have the experience of dealing negotiations with the Government, Bi / Multi-lateral Agencies, and institutional donors.

  • Knowledge and awareness of Sudan or fragile context.

  • Willingness to live and travel in harsh conditions.

  • Experience in working in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the humanitarian industry (relief, development, and advocacy), including how INGOs operate in the global and local contexts. Understanding WV current ministry and operations are critical.

  • Broad understanding and in-depth knowledge of donors, government and bi/multilateral agency requirements and systems.

  • Excellent writing skills with attention to detail.

  • Knowledge of World Vision’s Child wellbeing objectives.

  • Exceptional English Language communication skills (oral and written).

  • Outstanding analytical/problem-solving skills and proven attention to detail in the development of written documents.

  • Knowledge of World Vision’s initiatives and field operations.

  • Clear understanding of donor relations with a track record of successful grant management.

  • Documented and traceable experience in program development, writing reports, as well as evidence of donor engagement.

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

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

  • Commitment to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement.

  • Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in a specific local cultural context.

  • Adept in expressing ideas thoughts and concepts clearly and effectively.

  • Computer Skills: Demonstrates practical computer skills including the use of SPSS, Microsoft Office Suite, Lotus Notes.

Preferred:

  • Prior knowledge and or willingness to learn Arabic.

Work Environment:

  • Office-based with frequent travel to field locations.