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Data Scientist/Insight Analyst

Data Scientist/Insight Analyst

Salary: £30,76332,573 per annum, depending on experience + good range of benefits

Contract: Permanent 36.5 hours per week

Based: Milton Keynes (currently remote working due to COVID-19)

Championing and delivering quality digital analytics and insight to drive increasingly effective campaigns and supporter experiences that will help change childrens lives for the better

World Vision is an international children’s charity working with children, their communities, and with supporters and partners, in almost 100 countries.

Through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy we’ve helped bring lasting change to millions of children, over more than 60 years. And as a Christian organisation, everything we do is motivated by our faith as we strive to reflect God’s unconditional love.

Work for World Vision UK and you will be part of a truly global Partnership, building brighter futures for vulnerable children.

Could it be you we’re looking for?

World Vision is looking for a talented Data Scientist with the skills to provide insight into our supporter base, marketing activities to bring them to life for key stakeholders in a way which enables us to connect with our audiences and continuously improves effectiveness.

You would play a pivotal part in the digital transformation of World Vision UK, with the primary responsibility of reinvigorating our approach to data science and would be vital in ensuring that strong data insights are at the heart of decision-making.

Bringing your current analytic skillset, ideally with experience of R & Python, alongside other data manipulation and visualisation skills, such as SQL and Power BI, you will help us drive a data driven approach and understanding through a wide range of reporting and data analysis including:

  1. 1. Building Data Mining, Analysis and Predictive capability to support fundraising and marketing activity

  2. 2. Actively pursue and influence a culture of continuous improvement (test and measure) within the Public Engagement team to enable us to deliver an unparalleled experience for our supporters

3. Data reporting tools and cross-function collaboration

As well as having the organisational backing to succeed, we will invest in your development and professional growth, so you stay at the leading edge of digital analytics and ensure World Vision is making the most of its investments.

All applicants must be willing to work within a Christian framework and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

In addition to the salary offered, we offer good benefits including pension, generous holiday entitlement and free parking (MK only).

Please click here to view the full job description.

Please upload your CV of full employment history explaining any gaps of employmentand reasons for leaving your previous employer. This must be accompanied with a covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.

Closing Date for applications: 18th October 2020

Interview Dates: Expected to be during w/c 26th October 2020

World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people representing all sections of the community. World Vision UK also operates flexible working policies and practices.

As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.

By submitting your application, you understand and accept that World Vision UK will process the data you provide for the purposes of your application and in accordance with the World Vision UK - Job Applicant Privacy Notice(click here).

No agencies please.

Partnership Leader – Strategy Realisation & Innovation

*Preferred Location: United Kingdom. Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within a jurisdiction (country or US State) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

This position will provide leadership and act as a key focal point for the World Vision’s global strategy ‘Our Promise’ building on the progress from Phase One and equipping the Partnership to realise benefits at scale through Phase Two and beyond, maximising impact for the world’s most vulnerable girls and boys. The Partnership Leader for Strategy Realisation will lead the global Strategy Realisation Office (SRO), provide direct support to the World Vision International President and CEO, and facilitate the network of strategy professionals within entities across the Partnership.

This position, in collaboration with others will:

  • Support the WVI President and CEO to ensure the organisation is focused on the fewest, highest value opportunities to realise ‘Our Promise’ to vulnerable children.

  • Support the Executive Leadership team and critical Partnership Forums (such as the Strategy Realisation Steering Committee SRSC and the Partnership Resource Allocation Committee PRAC) to ensure strategic focus, operational excellence, diversity of voice and high quality decision making.

  • Ensure the application of a consistent model for strategy implementation, appropriate high level content/focus, and the coordination of all entities efforts to both.

  • Oversee the Partnership Planning Cycle through direct support of the PRAC and oversight of the resource allocation framework and related processes.

  • Take on internal consulting assignments to meet the needs of Partnership entities in refining strategy, supporting critical business analysis, business planning, organisational strategy and their processes in collaboration with the Partnership senior leadership.

This position will lead the scanning and engaging on external trends considering the implications and scenarios to World Vision, and formulating actions and changes to the Partnership strategy accordingly.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Support to the WVI President & CEO:

  • Provide strategic support and advice of key issues affecting the Partnership. Support preparations for WVI Board as requested. Ensure effective operation of the Executive Leadership Team, and the Strategy Realisation Steering Committee. Prioritise agenda topics and ensure high quality pre-work is completed to enable quality decision making. Working with relevant EXL members, ensure the President’s external engagements reflect Partnership priorities in support of Our Promise.

Overall Accountabilities:

  • Integrating, facilitating, and realising the strategic initiative portfolio, proactively working with sponsors and initiative leads to manage interdependency of scope and delivery of initiative realisation, and proactively leading collaboration and communication across the strategic portfolio.

Key Responsibilities & Deliverables:

  • Ensure that each strategic initiative has a well-documented project plan designed to achieve both installation and realisation goals.

  • Establishes effective governance processes that actively engage relevant sponsors in oversight and decision-making.

  • Measures progress and tracks risks against installation and realisation goals across the portfolio of initiatives.

  • Proactively identifies potential issues or conflicts among the initiatives as well as opportunities to leverage resources or activities across initiatives.

  • Delivers value-adding status reports (dashboards) to the Steering Committee that provide clear visibility on progress and early elevation of issues and risks.

  • Ensures that implementation decisions for each initiative are in line with the Our Promise strategic intent, and escalates issues appropriately when required.

  • Monitors the tension between burden or stress placed upon the organisation and the organisation’s capacity to absorb and adapt.

  • Coordinate strategic dialogue across Partnership forums such as the SRSC, the PRAC, RDLC the MIC and Global Leadership Summit to ensure we maximise the value of each forum and engage multiple perspectives in critical decisions and accelerate progress towards Our Promise.

  • In addition to providing day to day leadership and direction to the initiative leaders for each of the Strategic Initiatives, the SRO Leader is responsible for providing leadership to the team of functional specialists in the areas of program/project management, communications, change management and financial measurement and control.

Strategy Alignment & Adoption:

  • The Partnership Leader draws the attention of leadership to the impact of issues and decisions on strategic intent. The strategic planning process provides a mechanism to ensure that the organisation moves forward in a consistent direction. The Partnership Leader must ensure we continue to align resources and processes in service of the most vulnerable –clarifying operating plans and guidance for every business unit and function, ensuring that all employees understand the details of the strategic plan and how their work connects to corporate goals. This is crucial for building the federation necessary to enact change.

Accelerate Progress in Leveraging Digital Approaches to Transform the Partnership:

  • Ensuring that the Our Promise agenda includes best practice approaches to harness digital in the field, across Support Offices and at Partnership level to simplify operations, better engage supporters and to increase the impact of our work with vulnerable children.

  • Ensure Capacity of Organisation to Think and Work Strategically, Collaboratively & Innovatively: The SRO continues to develop capacity within the organisation to think and work strategically, collaboratively and innovatively in a consistent and effective manner. This capacity is built across the Partnership using a strong and well-functioning Partnership strategy, collaboration and innovation, and continuous improvement networks.

  • Improving ministry impact through continuous improvement and innovation in core products and process innovation, as well as support Global Marketing and Communication’s efforts to accelerate field based resource development via fund-raising, partnering and further diversification of the donor base. Enabling improved business process optimisation through more intentional collaboration and use of technology.

Support to the Partnership Planning Cycle:

  • Our strategy process emphasises dialogue involving knowledge sharing and consensus building. This supports our widely diversified federal Partnership both from governance and a resourcing perspective. This dialogue of alignment, for all entities, is facilitated through the Partnership Resource Allocation Committee’s (PRAC) oversight of the Partnership Planning Cycle. The Partnership Leader ensure that the committee is appropriately staffed and focused on critical topics required for strategy realisation, resolving issues and escalating misalignment to the ExL/SRSC as required.

  • This position will have oversight of the resource allocation framework and associated methodology to ensure resources are prioritised where there is greatest need.

Oversight of the Corporate Due Diligence Process:

  • The position will oversee the corporate engagement protocols in collaboration with Global Marketing and Communications. Responsible for providing advice and guidance that mitigates reputational issues associated with corporate partnerships and broker effective dialogue between Field and Support Offices involved.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Master’s degree preferred in economics, business administration, public administration/management, international development or related field experience.

  • Extensive international experiences (minimum of 10 years) and comfort in working across cultures and within complex organisational structures.

  • Demonstrated breadth of business and organisation development experience and facilitation of processes.

  • Proven ability and successful track record in seeing the “big picture” in complex situations by linking information or applying theoretical frameworks, by taking a systems view, or by considering an abstract, innovative, broader or longer-term perspective.

  • Ability to perform strategic business planning including settling organisational objectives, overseeing competitive analysis, strategy implementation communication and opportunity/innovation recognition.

  • Experience working in a matrix environment highly desirable.

  • Apprenticeship in strategy development within World Vision and/or assigned roles in other international organisations or strategy consulting firms.

  • Strength in building effective work relationships with both local and dispersed colleagues, and manage and lead horizontally across the organisaiton.

Work Environment:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 40% of the time.

Program Technical Director, COVID-19 Emergency Response

*Preferred position location: United Kingdom. Other locations to be determined by home country of succesful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Program Technical Director will oversee the programming team that will provide support and guidance to Field Offices in COVER (COVID-19 Emergency Response). Because of the global nature of COVER, this position will play a critical coordination and guidance role for the partnership and field offices.

The role will report to the Disaster Management (DM) Strategy, Effectiveness and Digital Capabilities team but will be required to collaborate with a wide range of partnership stakeholders and understand WV business processes in development, advocacy and disaster management.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership of Programming Function:

  • Programming support (PO level) required is flagged and identified in collaboration with manager and GRRT surge capacity function; if there is a PO deployment, provide direct management oversight.

  • Strong collaboration with MEAL function to ensure implementation of the COVER results framework and programming adaptations required based on the pandemic context.

  • Strong collaboration with the IM/KM functions to ensure accurate reporting and data is available (ultimately on Horizon) and that ongoing learning processes occur.

Strategy and Representation:

  • Significant role played in the development of the next phase response strategy and programming guidance documents.

  • Learning and recommendations from the COVER RTL process and the grant target setting exercise are reflected in the next phase response strategy and influence other key strategies and guidance.

  • Representation as requested on partnership collaboration/advisory groups.

  • Collaborate with GFO and other partnership entities on strategy, business processes so as to ensure minimum burden on FOs and aligned processes to the extent possible.

  • Advocate for integration of COVER objectives into partnership processes, key documents and strategy.

Coordination of funding allocation, information and reporting (with Finance, GAM and SOs) for both grants and pooled funding:

  • GAM IM system is maintained in collaboration with Global GAM counterparts including the timely dissemination of grant opportunities (with ROs and SOs); this includes updating Horizon and Teams.

  • Represent COVER in the Grant Advisory group and ensure periodic GAM analysis is generated and shared with senior leadership.

  • Pool funding is allocated to FOs (with Finance and SOs) based on the set criteria for receiving this funding.

  • Reporting on pooled funds is completed according to requirements to ensure accountability.

Field level Support for Implementation:

  • Field Offices (FOs) are well equipped with the knowledge and guidance required for the impactful implementation of programming.

  • Coordination and collaboration with regions to ensure effective FO support.

  • Ad hoc or as advised engagement with Programming leads in FOs to periodically gauge needs, issues, and opportunities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Master’s degree in International Development, International Relations, or related study.

  • Proven knowledge leading a multi-cultural team.

  • Experience working in a cross-cultural environment and working remotely.

  • Sharp analytical and independent decision-making skills.

  • Ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with senior internal and external stakeholders.

  • 5-8 years of proven experience in emergency responses or related field.

  • Knowledge of World Vision’s business processes (both development and EMS).

  • Familiarity with major humanitarian codes, principles and practice.

  • Work experience as Program Manager at least for 1-3 years in a country other than the home country.

  • Understand Humanitarian Industry and have proven experience within a relief setting.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Previous experience working in complex emergency/rehabilitation settings.

  • Experience coordination with INGO’s and other key stakeholders-High degree of negotiation and persuasion skills.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in a working environment where expectations remain high and requires long working hours.

  • Ability to facilitate the creation of cross-functional project teams and the development of global strategies.

  • Excellent time-management and prioritization.

  • Demonstrates openness and transparency.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position Is a “remote working” position and requires flexibility in trying to manage work life balance.

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.

Senior Direct Marketing Officer

Senior Direct Marketing Officer, Supporter Engagement

Salary: £30,763 per annum, depending on experience + good range of benefits

Contract: Permanent – 36.5 hours per week

Based: Milton Keynes

World Vision is an international children’s charity working with children, their communities, and with supporters and partners, in almost 100 countries.

Through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy we’ve helped bring lasting change to millions of children, over more than 60 years. And as a Christian organisation, everything we do is motivated by our faith as we strive to reflect God’s unconditional love.

Work for World Vision UK and you will be part of a truly global Partnership, building brighter futures for vulnerable children.

Looking to take your fundraising and marketing career to another level and use your skills where they really matter?

We have an exciting opportunity for an exceptional direct marketing professional to join the Supporter Engagement team within our Fundraising Group.

With strategic oversight of our growing single giving programme, you’ll be responsible for leading our annual calendar of appeals. You will inspire our supporters and raise vital funds to change and improve the lives of millions of vulnerable children around the world. And you’ll develop a nurture journey to ensure our supporters feel valued and see the impact of their giving.

Working across a range of key fundraising campaigns, each day in this role will be different – from creating concepts, developing creatives and producing digital content for our website, through to agency management, data selection, analysis and insight.

As a senior member of the team, you'll be a strategic thinker who can shape and execute fundraising strategies and line manage marketing team members. You see the bigger picture but have an eye for detail and fantastic relationship-building skills. You'll be confident working with data and carrying out rigorous testing and detailed data analysis to understand campaign results. And you’ll have an understanding of digital and multi-channel marketing to maximise fundraising income.

To perform well in this role, you’ll need:

  • Experience gained in a fundraising, direct marketing or digital marketing role

  • Strong project management skills in order to deliver end-to-end marketing campaigns

  • A track record in analysing direct marketing results and using insight to drive innovation and improve campaign performance

  • Experience of delivering integrated marketing campaigns across a range of channels including direct mail, online, email, and social media

  • The ability to work independently to drive innovation, creativity and results

  • Experience of line-management, supervision or coaching of staff.

As an active Christian, this role offers you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

In addition to the salary offered, we offer good benefits including pension, generous holiday entitlement and free parking. Like many organisations were mainly working remotely right now, and longer-term this role could be carried out in part remotely. The role will have a significant stakeholder management component to it as well as a strong emphasis on networking and relationship building internally, so the postholder would need to be in the Milton Keynes office 2-3 times per week.

Please click here to view the full job description

Please upload your CV of full employment history explaining any gaps of employment and reasons for leaving your previous employer. This must be accompanied with a covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.

Closing Date for applications: 11th October 2020

Interview Dates: 19th October 2020

World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people based on merit and we particularly welcome applications from BAME candidates and from people representing all sections of the community.

World Vision UK also operates flexible working policies and practices.

As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.

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Director, Learning & Development

*Preferred Location: London, U.K.; Open to other locations within a jurisdiction (country or U.S. State) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

This role will develop, manage and drive a global Leadership & Development (L&D) strategy to strengthen people and organisational capabilities and performance. It will create a future-focused and effective global learning eco-system, which inspires and enables impactful development experiences and shifts in learning mindsets and behaviours.

The role will deliver a world-class L&D service which provides thought-leadership and cutting-edge learning tools and solutions. It will partner with and influence leaders to optimize L&D resources and integrate L&D into organisational practices to attract talent and build and sustain a skilled, vibrant and agile workforce.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop, manage and drive a global L&D strategy with appropriate and sustainable governance mechanisms, deliberate and systematic capability building and impact measurement, all achieved in partnership with key business and L&D leaders across WV.

  • Lead the growth and performance of a centralised L&D function (with formal and matrix relationships) to provide thought-leadership and a range of products and services to ensure consistent high-quality global learning solutions which meet development needs and nurture a culture of learning and performance.

  • Partner with and influence business leaders and other P&C stakeholders to ensure effective integration of L&D into key organisational practices, including data measurement and analytics, to optimize L&D impact and build an evidence base.

  • Lead or facilitate partnerships and opportunities to collaborate with external stakeholders to contribute to wider-industry better practices and to leverage learning and resources to strengthen WV L&D and promote a culture of continuous improvement and innovation.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • 8-10 years of professional expertise backed up substantial experience in L&D (Training & Development), ideally in a regional or international role and within the Development and Humanitarian Assistance industry.

  • Deep understanding of L&D and capacity building practices, challenges, trends and better-practices within the Development and Humanitarian Assistance industry and in the wider L&D industry.

  • Strong instructional design, coaching, facilitation and training skills with evidence of effective application across international contexts and culture.

  • Experience in leading a learning and development function and in designing and implementing key learning and development initiatives for improved staff capacity, across a global organisation.

  • Experience in successfully designing and implementing strategies, initiatives, projects in complex settings and involving diverse stakeholders.

  • Sound understanding of contemporary practice in the specialist field of learning and development and experience in successfully implementing learning strategies in complex settings.

  • Expertise in specific areas of Learning & Development practice, in particular utilizing a competency based approach to staff skill building. (eg must demonstrate personal expertise in several of the following: learning strategy, needs analysis, programme design, curriculum design, instructional design, learning evaluation, e-learning, facilitation, competency design, competency assessment).

  • Master or Bachelor Degree in one or more of the following; Education/Professional Education and Training; HR/Human Resource Development; Organizational Development.

Preferred:

  • Experience working in the Development and Humanitarian Assistance industry, including experience in field-settings.

  • Focus on ministry outcomes (not only on learning design and delivery).

  • Consulting skills, client relationship skills, customer service orientation and ministry mindset.

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

Work Environment:

  • The position may require the ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.

Global Total Rewards Director

*Preferred Location: Greater London area, U.K.; Other possible locations include the United States (Eastern Time Zone) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The purpose of the Director, Global Total Rewards role is to:

  • Develop, lead and implement the Total Rewards Centre of Expertise (COE) providing thought leadership and expertise to develop quality products, metrics, services and resources that support and drive culture change as part of the new Global Centre People & Culture (GC P&C) operating model;

  • Review and deliver strategies, initiatives, and processes aligned to the Total Rewards Philosophy including, but not limited to benefits programs, remuneration, executive compensation, job architecture, salary structures and global mobility;

  • Continuously evaluate and improve the effectiveness of our rewards programs to ensure they are aligned with our business needs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create the Total Rewards Centre of Expertise using proactive and innovative approaches to ensure that our various rewards programs are competitive, drive business results, are aligned with our culture, and are understood and valued by our employees.

  • Evolve WV's comprehensive strategy for Total Rewards using compelling and equitable compensation and benefits programs aimed at attracting and retaining 'best in class' talent in a competitive not-for-profit environment and across multiple markets and extremely diverse locations.

  • Provide strategic direction, planning and requirements to execute the design, implementation, communication and administration of WV's various programs.

Lead the Total Rewards team, review and update remuneration, incentive and rewards strategies aligned to the Total Rewards Philosophy:

  • Revise accordingly compensation, entitlements and benefits systems and processes to ensure consistent application of the Total Rewards philosophy and strategy;

  • Implementation of aligned Job Evaluation/Architecture processes across partnership;

  • Ensure equitable and attractive benefits which are aligned to the Total Rewards Philosophy recognizing the stewardship of the organization, whilst championing employee needs in a diverse, and in many instance, remote and hardship locations.

Lead the Global Mobility team and drive the requirements for a diverse international organization which are consistent with the Total Rewards Philosophy:

  • Maximizes ROI, employee engagement, wellbeing and development, talent attraction and retention, WV strategic outcomes;

  • Ensure that total rewards for our international staff are aligned to the various markets in which we operate and recognizes the various talent demands e operational need, specialist rare talent, top tier leadership;

  • Ensure we are aligned to global best practice and recognizing the globalization of employment in designing total rewards: - tiered international assignee programs;

  • Has clear initiatives relating to effective expatriation and repatriation.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Master's Degree highly preferred;

  • 15+ years of relevant work experience in Compensation, Benefits and/or Total Rewards or HR Operations and significant people leadership experience in a complex, multinational organization;

  • A history of successful interaction, influence and collaboration with all levels of stakeholders, including outstanding customer service orientation both with employees and across P&C (in particular with our P&C Business Partner team);

  • Must be both a strategic leader and hands-on contributor who is passionate about how compensation and benefits directly impact the employee experience - ability to translate strategic imperatives into tangible and relevant local outcomes;

  • Consultative approach - can effectively solicit feedback on all aspects of total rewards and adapt changes when needed;

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills (e.g. spoken and written);

  • Proven leadership skills and team management capabilities;

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

  • Advanced Certification highly desirable (e.g. ACCP, CCP);

  • Global HR Certification desirable (e.g. SHRM, CIPD);

  • Strong business acumen and demonstrated capacity to work as a business / ministry partner with a diverse senior group;

  • Sound understanding of contemporary HR practice and experience in successfully implementing HR policies and initiatives in complex settings;

  • Bias for action and capacity to deliver efficiently and effectively;

  • Problem-solving skills and capacity to deliver under pressure; pragmatism; persistence;

  • Strong demonstrable reserves of motivation and energy to embrace new challenges and craft impactful and sustained interventions in innovative ways;

  • English - written and spoken Spanish, French or Portuguese a plus.

Work Environment:

  • 25% Travel - willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally.