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World Vision Eswatini has worked with the vulnerable children of Eswatini, their families and communities, since 1992.

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Community Leadership Engagement Officer

Community Leadership Engagement Officer

G12

Reporting:

Supervised by Project Manager (PM)

The Swaziland Ready, Resourceful, Risk Aware (Triple R) locally name Insika Yakusasa OVC,AGYW Project aims to prevent new HIV infections and to reduce vulnerabilities amongst orphans and vulnerable children (OVC);adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Swaziland, to advance the country’s progress towards the 95-95-95 target and epidemic control. Triple R helps HIV negative OVC and AGYW stay HIV- free and supports those who are HIV positive to lead healthy lives. To these ends, the project increases socio-economic, resilience to the impact of HIV and uptake of high impact HIV, sexual and reproductive health , family planning and sexual and gender based violence services amongst OVC and AGYW.

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all community leadership engagement activities in the project catchment area

  • Review mapping data of local CBOs through chiefdoms to determine points of collaboration

  • Review and connect to existing community leadership support structures and activities being implemented by NERCHA and other implementers to capitalize on synergies and reduce potential duplication.

Specific Responsibilities:

Community awareness on factors influencing AGYW vulnerability:

  • Write quarterly reports in collaboration with FOs to identify key results to be shared with chiefdom leadership and identify critical issues and data points that require Chiefdom level engagement.

  • Schedule and execute community leadership engagement meetings.

  • Compile quarterly chiefdom specific reports of key project results for DREAMS interventions pertaining to AGYW including HIV prevention, SGBV, teen pregnancy and school dropouts.

  • Conduct quarterly engagement and feedback meetings with key community leaders and stakeholders (CDCs plus IPs, NERCHA and Mobile units) to review project results and discuss challenges/solutions related to service uptake, GBV teen pregnancy, school dropouts, and promotion of positive gender norms.

  • Document feedback and action items from the chiefdom engagement meetings, especially related to how community leadership can support AGYW and the community to address issues of negative gender norms, GBV, and teen pregnancy.

  • Support community leadership to implement action items and track completion.

  • Collaborate with the Communication department in using the WVE radio slots raise awareness and to deliver messages on positive gender norms and behaviors to communities: utilize voice recordings from community leaders/CDCs speaking about positive norms/protecting AGYW and how chiefdoms can support.

  • Facilitate the dissemination of WVE approved materials to raise awareness about harmful gender norms: posters & pamphlets for CDCs and Chiefs

  • Participate in policy makers sessions scheduled at Inkhundla level to advocate on AGYW related issues, including GBV, teen pregnancy and gender norms.

Engage male partners of AGYW:

  • Collaborate with LMs in your chiefdoms to identify and engage small groups of men who are partners to enrolled AGYW

  • Facilitate discussion sessions with AGYW and partners within the chiefdom level structures on positive gender norms in relation to supporting uptake of clinical services to prevent unwanted pregnancies, GBV, and HIV infections.

  • Documents key findings and support the execution and follow up of chiefdom level actions developed in line with this intervention

Traditional leadership sensitized to the role of harmful cultural practices and SGBV in HIV risk:

  • Participate in NERCHA regional coordination meetings, and mentorship and community data activities & incorporate negative gender norms themes that impact AGYW.

  • Where chiefdoms have developed gender policies and action plans through HC4, work with NERCHA to review action plans and identify areas for collaboration.

  • Where gender policies are not developed, work with NERCHA mentorship platform to engage the leadership for successful completion of the plans

Coordination between stakeholders at chiefdom level:

  • Participate in meetings led by NERCHA focused on community data (CDAP) and chiefdom mentorship.

  • Participate in partner national and regional coordination meetings that focus on updates, monitoring and problem solving on AGYW and OVC particularly around teen pregnancy and school drops

  • Work with chiefdoms to support AGYW linkage to auxiliary services: e.g. business mentorship/internships at community level in line with Insika livelihoods program

  • Participate in community events organized other IPs and chiefs to provide services and support education: use community platforms to address stigma and dispel myths and misperceptions about condoms, FP, VMMC, ART and other high impact services.

  • Work with FOs for community entry, recruitment and presentation of community cadre to traditional leadership; and, dealing with challenges at chiefdom level.

Building Relationships with Health facilities.

  • Utilize existing meeting points with chiefdoms and HCF such as Clinic health Committees. Or, create an engagement platform to meet IP clinical support needs

Minimum Requirements:

1. A Diploma or bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Social and/or Behavioral Sciences or a related field, with specific emphasis on community-level health promotion and/or education. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

2. Knowledge and understanding of HIV prevention and sexual reproductive health services relevant to AGYW, including PrEP, PEP, pregnancy prevention, condoms, and HIV testing.

3. Knowledge and experience working within traditional community leadership structures

4. Personal or work experience with Adolescent Girls & Young Women (AGYW) populations.

5.Minimum 1-year experience in implementing/supporting community-level HIV prevention programmes involving multiple stakeholders.

6. M&E knowledge and/or experience in conducting data analysis for reporting purposes

7. Excellent interpersonal, facilitation, team building and problem-solving skills.

8. Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain professional relationships.

9. High integrity, self-driven, team player able to work with minimum supervision.

10. Good command of both official languages (English and Siswati).

11. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

OVC Program Officer

OVC (Linkages) Program Officer

G12

Reporting:

Supervised by Project Manager (PM)

The Swaziland Ready, Resourceful, Risk Aware (Triple R) locally name Insika Yakusasa OVC,AGYW Project aims to prevent new HIV infections and to reduce vulnerabilities amongst orphans and vulnerable children (OVC);adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Swaziland, to advance the country’s progress towards the 95-95-95 target and epidemic control. Triple R helps HIV negative OVC and AGYW stay HIV- free and supports those who are HIV positive to lead healthy lives. To these ends, the project increases socio-economic, resilience to the impact of HIV and uptake of high impact HIV, sexual and reproductive health , family planning and sexual and gender based violence services amongst OVC and AGYW.

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Identification and offering of enrolment to OVC Sub populations

  • Overall provision of support to C/ALHIV, HEI and their caregivers(than 95% of C/ALHIV enrolled and collecting treatment from facilities in the WVE Tinkhundla)

  • Provision of OVC Comprehensive package of services to enrolled beneficiaries

  • Maintenance of relationships between WVE and health facilities in the project catchment area

Roles and responsibilities

Identification and linkage of newly diagnosed C/ALHIV to Insika project

  • Support with identification of newly diagnosed C/ALHIV from the facilities and initiate discussions on the Insika project in collaboration with OVCFO/Case worker.

  • Establish and implement procedures for contacting eligible families, introducing the project, and getting referral consent.

  • Make an offer to refer the C/ALHIV to the project and document following actions a-d above

Review all the HCF registers for identification of all C/ALHIV who refill from those facilities.

  • Using national and facility level data on C/ALHIV and in collaboration with clinical partners, establish total C/ALHIV who are eligible for enrollment from each facility.

  • Create a database / list of current C/ALHIV at each HCF

  • Identify those already enrolled under Insika and receiving OVC services

  • Identify those NOT enrolled and make an offer following steps a-d above

  • Establish and implement procedures for contacting eligible families, introducing the project, and getting referral consent.

Document C/ALHIV from other Insika Tinkhundla refilling in distant HCF

  • Identify C/ALHIV refilling in Insika Tinkhundla facilities who are not residents in the same inkhundla.

  • Document reasons for not refiling at their nearest facilities

  • Identify those who are coming from one Insika Inkhundla to a different Insika inkhundla (other than their own).

  • Make referral to the client’s insika inkhundla of residence for OVC care management

Teen club attendance monitoring

  • Review the ALHIV who refill at the HCF and make an analysis as to whether they attend teen clubs.

  • Make an analysis of where they attend teen clubs

  • If teen club attendance is different from where they do refills- establish reasons why

  • Co-facilitating teen clubs with FOs (Considering those with many teen clubs which sometimes happen on the same day

  • Co-facilitating C/ALHIV Caregiver quarter support groups

Support with C/ALHIV case conferencing for improved treatment adherence

  • Schedule case conferencing in close liaison with OVC FOs

  • Document all case conferencing

Identify all AG presenting at the HCF pregnant or with a baby for enrolment to program and repeat actions a-d for enrolment

Minimum Requirements:

1. A Diploma or bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Social and/or Behavioral Sciences or a related field, with specific emphasis on community-level health promotion and/or education. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

2. Knowledge and understanding of HIV prevention and sexual reproductive health services relevant to AGYW, including PrEP, PEP, pregnancy prevention, condoms, and HIV testing.

3. Knowledge and experience working within traditional community leadership structures

4. Personal or work experience with Adolescent Girls & Young Women (AGYW) populations.

5. Minimum 1-year experience in implementing/supporting community-level HIV prevention programs involving multiple stakeholders.

6. M&E knowledge and/or experience in conducting data analysis for reporting purposes

7. Excellent interpersonal, facilitation, team building and problem-solving skills.

8. Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain professional relationships.

9. High integrity, self-driven, team player able to work with minimum supervision.

10. Good command of both official languages (English and Siswati).

11. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

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.