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Director of Global Compliance

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

In connection with the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) group, this position provides leadership for the WVI global compliance function. The Director will be expected to understand and evaluate WVI’s unique organizational environment, and apply a deep understanding of technical compliance principles to establish a recently developed function that will deliver an effective organization-wide compliance program. To accomplish these goals, the Director will need to possess a strong understanding of compliance best practices, and be able to exhibit creativity and strategic thinking in designing and implementing a framework that will enable the organization to effectively identify and manage its

internal and external requirements. The Director will be expected to act as a champion for fostering a culture of compliance in the organization. In particular, challenging existing negative perceptions of the compliance field, and demonstrating the benefits and value that a compliance practice can bring to WVI. This will include driving adherence to policy management standards, chairing the policy oversight committee, and advising stakeholders on policy development and revision. This role will also advise and support mandatory employee compliance training programmes ensuring a high degree of quality. This role will lead and support a network of Compliance Champions throughout the

organization who will act as focal points for their individual offices in leading the implementation and maintenance of local compliance functions and a compliance framework and monitoring tool.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Chair the policy coordination committee and act as a subject matter expert on policy management standards to ensure existing and new policies are in alignment.

  • Partner with a wide range of stakeholders and policy owners to advise on policy management and development best practices.

  • Maintain a network of partners and compliance champions throughout the organization to implement and support the Field Office Compliance Framework and monitoring tool.

  • Act in an advisory capacity to ensure employee training programmes and communications are effective at educating employees on expected behaviours.

  • Develop and deliver regular reporting to senior leadership and/or the Board on the effectiveness of the compliance program, highlighting any significant gaps requiring intervention.

  • Within the context of NGO Compliance practitioners and networking groups, act as a leader in developing sharing innovative best practices in place in World Vision.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor degree in finance, business, project management, security or related discipline.

  • Minimum of 8 to 10 years of work experience leading a compliance programme or related function.

  • Membership in a global compliance institute/organization.

  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experience in developing and implementing strategies that produce results.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills in setting strategic goals, measures of success and priorities.

  • Ability to understand and align cross-functional strategic priorities.

  • Knowledge and experience in managing a compliance function.

  • Ability to effectively engage with executive level management in championing compliance and implementing it as relatively new discipline in the organization.

  • Experience in managing stakeholders and business units to achieve results.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Externally recognized compliance certification or qualification preferred.

  • International and/or prior experience working with an INGO.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Procurement Solutions Centre Director

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*For WV internal applicants only.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Procurement Solutions Centre Director (PSC) will develop and implement strategy for, and lead the global Procurement/Supply Chain function for the organization to optimize the delivery of products and services through strategic sourcing and category management. The PSC Director will co-lead all Regional Supply Chain Directors and indirectly lead the Supply Chain function for National Offices. This will include recruitment, performance management, talent development and operational priorities and execution. This position also supervises the Global Center Buyers, and the Global Grant and Supply Chain Compliance Director, and connected functions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and execute the global Procurement strategy including strategic sourcing, category management, and procurement risk management.

  • Manage vendor and stakeholder relationships, including contract negotiations and performance.

  • Partner and collaborate with the ProVision team to optimize functionality of processes and tools.

  • Lead and manage GC buyers and staff to be accountable for effective and efficient delivery of goods/services at the best possible prices.

  • Negotiate contracts and monitor vendor performance.

  • Lead annual procurement planning process with GC and field stakeholders. Provide market analysis and advise to stakeholders for effective decision-making.

  • Lead and manage the Global Grant and Supply Chain Compliance Director and function.

  • Co-lead and manage with the Regional SDOs the six Regional Supply Chain Directors, to deliver on the Supply Chain strategies that support global field operations.

  • Develop and implement Supply Chain standards, performance metrics/KPI's, and strategy.

  • Identify and implement continuous improvements to simplify processes and drive operational excellence.

  • Build capacity and bench strength of the global supply chain function.

  • Identify and track key performance indicators and operational targets for GC and Field procurement that align with leadership expectations and goals, including but not limited spend analysis, negotiated savings, on-time payments, etc.

  • Develop and deliver dashboard reporting tool for leadership showing progress against goals.

  • Develop, implement and manage annual global Procurement budgets and cost recovery targets (procurement fee).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Masters' degree in supply chain management, business administration or comparable experience required.

  • Professional certificate in purchasing, transportation and/or logistics and current member of CSCMP, CILT, CAPS or CIPS strongly preferred.

  • Proficiency in contract negotiations, audit procedures, legal regulations. Basic understanding of accounting principles.

  • Budgeting and cost center management, including forecasting and cost recovery.

  • 15 years experience in sourcing, supply chain management or comparable field.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience in complex and multi-faceted work environment.

  • Able to lead a virtual and/or matrix team effectively.

  • Expertise in developing and implementing a global procurement strategy.

  • Clear conceptual and critical thinker who can convert ideas into outcomes.

  • Master negotiator.

  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills.

  • Project Management.

  • Fluent in English (written and oral).

  • Additional language desired, but not required.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Lean-Six Sigma training or certification preferred but not required. Project Management certification preferred but not required.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • May to travel up to 25-30% domestically and internationally.

  • Capacity to work from home, requiring flexibility in working hours over a range of WV timezones, and to do so effectively.

Project Manager, Food and Cash Assistance, Sudan

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision Sudan (WVS) is working on partnering with World Food Programme (WFP) to manage an Integrated Food and Cash Assistance Program with General Food Assistance (GFA), Nutrition and Resilience program models, targeting 500, 000 beneficiaries in South Kordofan State by December 2021.

The position will provide overall leadership for the implementation of this South Kordofan State, Integrated Food and Cash Assistance program based on WFP & WVI minimum standards and agreement. The Project Manager to be based in South Kordofan will lead the coordination with World Food Programme, WV Sectors, the State Government Line Ministries, and other partners in ensuring the program objectives and outputs are achieved.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership:

  • Provide leadership of the South Kordofan Integrated Food and Cash Assistance Program, in compliance with WFP and WVI standards and agreements. Lead the GFA, FFA and PSN project activities roll out and implementation ensuring the program achieves the stated objectives.

Commodities Management and Reporting:

  • Manage the planning, implementation, receipt, storage, dispatch, distribution, monitoring, and documentation of commodities with World Vision Standards and WFP regulations.

  • Ensure that the Commodities Reports are accurate and reliable with the relevant supporting documentation available and submitted timely to WFP and shared World Vision International (WVI) internal stakeholders.

Financial Management:

  • Manage the budget and production of Financial Reports in conjunctions with Finance Unit and ensure spending and expenditures are within budget and adhere to donor requirements. Ensure no over/under spending on projects.

Networking and Collaboration:

  • Attend key humanitarian meeting including WFP Cooperating Partners meeting and working with the Operations Manager, ensure relevant Cluster Meetings (Food Security, Nutrition & Education) are attended.

Other Key Responsibilities:

  • Working closley with the Country Food and Cash Assistance, Program Manager to support the unit strategy initiatives and ensuring the reporting requirements for Disaster Management Team and WFP are met.

  • Responsible for liaising with the State Program Manager on Risk, Staff Safety and Security Management.

  • Responsible for Accountability to Affected Population, leading the Monitoring and Evaluation, and Learnings for the program.

  • People Management according to WVS policies.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Minimum a Bachelor's Degree in Development/Social Science, Agriculture, or any relevant field with a minimum five years experience at a senior level in Food and Cash Assistance programming in emergencies and development sector.

  • Minimum of 5 years experience at a senior level in Food and Cash Assistance programming in emergencies and development.

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in designing, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of WFP/USAID programming.

  • Proven track record for multi-sector program design and implementation in large and complex emergencies. Strong track record of successful coordination or management of large Food and Cash Assistance operations.

  • Working knowledge of humanitarian codes, standards, principals, and ability to mainstream leading cross-cutting themes.

  • Knowledge of child protection standards, principles and implementation.

  • The person must be results oriented, good at public relations and able to promote a team spirit.

  • The holder of this position must be a results-oriented leader who can manage and satisfy multiple tasks from competing organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong project management design, accountability monitoring and evaluation skills preferred.

  • Strong programming knowledge and experience on WFP GFA/FFA models.

  • Good knowledge on Commodity Tracking Systems and beneficiaries database management.

  • Must be analytical, innovative and self-managed leader.

  • Knowledge of Arabic an added advantage.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Willingness to national travel up to 70% of the year.

Chief of Party – KFW Project

*Please submit your CV in English.

Chief of Party - Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KFW), Sudan

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision Sudan is implementing in close cooperation with World Vision Germany since 2018 the Livelihoods and Agricultural Infrastructure Development Project (LAID) in Sudan. The purpose of the LAID Project is to contribute to increased stability and economic well-being of 37.430 conflict affected households within vulnerable communities in South Darfur. This shall be achieved by an increased access of the Project beneficiaries to diversified sources of livelihoods and employment opportunities, the provision of infrastructure for agricultural and livestock production as well as the promotion of conflict resolution mechanisms to foster community interaction and co-existence between agro-pastoralists and pastoralists. The KfW (German Development Bank) funded project is expected to contribute to the stability of the South Darfur region by construction and rehabilitation of rural infrastructures (micro dams, veterinary clinics and feeder roads) and supporting existing and alternative livelihoods. In this regard, World Vision is seeking a qualified and experienced Chief of Party to provide effective team leadership; assume overall responsibility for the delivery of the expected project results.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Programme Delivery:

  • Provide technical and operational direction to the project team; ensuring a coordinated approach to project implementation and paying particular attention to achieving results as defined in the project documentation.

  • Oversee preparation and implementation of detailed scope of work and work schedules ensuring timely, strategic, efficient and effective planning of human and financial resources to support project implementation. This includes the support and supervision of the Procurement Expert in procurement/tendering processes (goods, works, services) particularly with regard contracting external consulting firms for the implementation of feasibility, design and construction supervision services as well as the management of contracts.

  • Foster learning within this project and cross-fertilisation with other World Vision projects within Sudan; ensuring lessons learnt are iteratively informing implementation and documented at all levels. This responsibility includes ensuring equitable and inclusive participation of all population segments in the project.

  • Pro-actively identify implementation issues, challenges and risks and – in collaboration with the Operations Director and the National Director, implement appropriate mitigative adjustments.

  • Support to establish and oversee effective, real time and independently verifiable (remote) monitoring, accountability and reporting systems in close collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager.

  • Review, adapt and adopt Word Vision accountability mechanisms; ensuring adequate participation of and accountability to project participants and beneficiaries.

Financial Oversight:

  • Oversee financial planning and spending ensuring payment requests are in line with approved expenditure plans and are submitted in a timely manner; and, project expenditure is timely, supported by adequate documentation; and, in compliance with KfW and World Vision policies.

  • Proactively engage World Vision Sudan and World Vision Germany leadership in resolving financial challenges including re-budgeting and soliciting donor approvals wherever required.

  • Sustain a culture of accountability and financial responsibility ensuring zero tolerance towards fraud and corruption and ensuring project resources are used only for the intended purposes and in line with World Vision and donor policies.

Team Leadership and Internal Coordination:

  • Manage the project team, ensuring role profiles and job descriptions are current, are communicated and are understood by the project team; ensuring that performance management is carried out in line with World Vision policies and against clear, measurable Key Performance Measures (KPMs); and, ensuring that individuals’ performance is managed in collaboration with the Director of the Human Resources Department (‘People and Culture’).

  • Foster a culture of close coordination with other departments including Finance, Procurement, Programme Development and Quality Assurance; ensuring regular project review meetings are held at least one quarterly and ensuring that this project receives adequate support from these departments.

  • Coordinate the professional development for project staff. This entails creating career growth plans for all project staff and actively seeking ways of implementing these plans.

  • Work with the Programme Development and Quality Assurance team to ensure new funding opportunities for scaling up this project are vigorously pursued. This will entail mobilising financial resources to fund emergencies that might occur in the project locations and that might negatively impact expected outcomes.

Representation, External Collaboration and Reporting:

  • Act as the focal point for all internal stakeholders including World Vision Germany and external stakeholders such as UN agencies, other NGOs and Government representatives.

  • Ensure adequate representation and visibility of this project through UN Cluster System; This will call for a close working relationship with the Communications team.

  • Assume direct responsibility for ensuring timely and quality of reporting by coordinating with the different functions and roles including finance, monitoring and quality divisions. The CoP will be held directly responsible for the quality and timeliness of project reports.

Other Roles and Responsibilities:

  • As allocated and agreed upon with the Operations Director and / or his/her representative.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • At least 10 years of hands-on management experience of large (over USD 5M) complex, multi-year and multi-sector projects in a fragile environment.

  • Long-term experience in managing livelihood and/or resilience building projects with strong focus on Local Value Chain development.

  • Experience in managing projects with large investment in rural productive infrastructure (water & sanitation, feeder roads etc) is highly desirable.

  • Experience managing diverse teams in harsh environments.

  • Negotiation and representation experience at high levels.

  • Knowledge and awareness of Sudan or a similar fragile context.

  • Willingness to live and travel in harsh conditions.

  • Experience working in a cross-cultural environment.

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Rural Development, Agricultural Development OR Civil Engineering, or a related field from accredited university.

  • Training in civil engineering, infrastructure development or economics is desirable but not mandatory.

  • People management training is advantageous.

  • Training and experience in the protection sector, particularly of children in conflict environments; is highly desirable.

  • Fluent English language speakers.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Office based and 60% travel.