World Vision International

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Research Assistant, Evidence & Learning

*3 positions available.

*Preferred location: Washington D.C., USA. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

PUPRPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision’s global strategy, OurPromise 2030, seeks to scale up our work in fragile contexts. While WV has already been working in fragile contexts for some time, we haven’t always fully captured and communicated the evidence of impact we are having in those contexts.

The Evidence Building Team is leading the evidence workstream for Strategic Initiative 1.1 (Fragile Context). One key deliverable is to carry out a systematic review of existing evidence from our top ten fragile context offices. This review should provide an overview of the impact WV has been making in these 10 fragile context offices, provide insights for leadership and the organization, and contribute to marketing materials aimed at raising funds for fragile context programming.

This position is focused on carrying out a systematic review of existing evidence documents to produce a meta review summary of impact for our top ten fragile context offices.

Key Tasks:

  • Review existing evaluations, annual reports, donor reports and other documents.

  • Carry out a systematic review of these documents using software provided.

  • Summarize the key findings and insights based on strategic domains.

  • Incorporate FCPA principles during the review as possible.

  • Incorporate aggregate statistics from Impact reports, CWB Summary, etc.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Review evidence documents, including annual reports, donor reports, evaluations, etc.

  • Review and summarize “Levels of Evidence” from each priority Project Model.

  • Incorporate aggregate statistics from Impact reports, CWB Summary, etc.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Master’s degree with a strong research emphasis in a relevant discipline.

  • Experience in research or evaluation roles, working with multiple projects in international organisations.

  • Ability to read, assess quality and interpret research documents and statistical data.

  • Demonstrated expertise in technical writing, and in effectively translating technical writing for lay audiences.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work across cultures, demonstrated experience of influence of non-reporting relationships and authority.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with many different functions, cultures and levels in the organisation (orally and in writing.). Fluency in English.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline of our core sectors (Health, Education, Livelihoods, Child Protection).

  • Training or courses taken in Social research methods.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position may require ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 10% of the time.

VisionFund International Fundraising Director – North America

ORGANISATIONAL BACKGROUND:

VisionFund International (VFI) is the world’s largest Christian microfinance network. For more than a decade we have been improving the lives of children across the developing world, as we provide small loans and other financial services to families struggling in poverty.

As the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision, the world’s largest Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation, VisionFund works in 29 countries through our network of affiliated microfinance institutions (MFIs) located across the globe in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. We have an outstanding loan portfolio of US$ 500 million, serve over 1.1 million active borrowers, impact the lives of over 4 million children each year and create or sustain over 2.2 million jobs.

Sharing the same vision as World Vision, VisionFund seeks to provide life in all its fullness to children as their parents receive small loans, improve their businesses and increase their ability to care for their children as family incomes multiply.

PUPRPOSE OF POSITION:

We are looking for a Fundraising Director to direct VisionFund’s fundraising strategy in North America.

In this role you will advise and support the World Vision philanthropy, corporate, institutional and IPG teams in the United States and Canada in their direct fundraising efforts for VisionFund’s microfinance programs and operations, and ensure the provision of direct technical microfinance fundraising support on major proposals.

As North America represents a significant portion of the VFI Global Fundraising it is critical to VisionFund achieving its long term growth objectitive of addressing poverty among the most vulnerable where it is most prevalent globally.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

US Microfinance Fundraising:

  • Oversee and manage VisionFund’s collaborative fundraising partnership with WV US.

  • Advise and influence the economic development sector leadership in the US to promote and influence microfinance fundraising strategies and goals.

  • Support and train the Philanthropy, Foundations, Corporate and IPG team members and subject matter experts, and ensure technical leadership is provided where necessary.

  • Directly advise and support donor opportunities needing microfinance expertise.

  • Manage and solve project and implementation issues as they arise liaising with relevant stakeholders.

  • Prepare and refine as needed fundraising plan to build strong and sustainable US funding base for VFI.

Canadian Microfinance Fundraising:

  • Oversee WV Canada collaborative microfinance fundraising efforts and processes. Develop and implement wider partnership agreement with WV Canada. Solve implementation issues, and advise and train the Canadian fundraising team.

Microfinance Leadership:

  • Working collaboratively with the Chief Economic Development Officer in WV US, ensure appropriate VisionFund representation in North American microfinance fora, including leadership, speaking, presentations and workshops.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Undergraduate degree (MBA helpful).

  • Fundraising/sales knowledge and experience (8 years).

  • Experience working with high net worth individuals.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with and influence donor reps/sales professional.

  • Microfinance/finance knowledge and experience.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English (in addition, French and/or Spanish would be a distinct advantage).

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • WV (preferably WV US) knowledge and experience.

  • Marketing knowledge and experience.

  • Development sector knowledge and experience.

  • Strong project and change management skills.

  • Training experience.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel 35% of the time (primarily domestic travel with occasional donor trips to developing world countries and VFI events).

  • The position is based in Seattle, Washington.

Vice President, Resource Development

*For consideration please go to https://worldvision.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm to apply.

World Vision US:

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian, development and advocacy organization devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Our almost 40,000 staff members working in nearly 100 countries are united through our ethos, mission and a shared desire for all individuals, especially children, to overcome poverty, inequality and injustice.

Here’s where you come in:

As Vice President of Resource Development, you will provide overall leadership and strategic direction for the World Vision US Resource Development business unit to ensure successful performance in the acquisition of funds, both private and public. A key focus will be ensuring growth in the U.S. government portfolio, specifically in development sectors that include education and child protection; food security, livelihoods and economic development; health, nutrition and WASH, and which ensure cross-cutting themes related to gender and social inclusion as well as faith in development are utilized to strengthen designs. This role will also support private fundraising teams to develop high-quality proposals to foundations, corporations and individual donors. Leveraging private and public resources will be key to your success. As a member of the International Programs Group Leadership Team, you will model collaborative, positive working behaviors that strengthen team cohesion and ensure strong organizational health while striving for strong results.. Your ability to engage with donors and partners externally, promoting WV’s technical brand and our organizational strengths will be of key importance. In this leadership role, you will help carry out our Christian organization’s mission, vision, and strategies and personify the ministry of World Vision by witnessing to Christ and ministering to others through life, deed, word and sign.

Requirements include:

  • Advanced degree required in international relief and development or a specific sectoral area (e.g. health, livelihoods, education/child protection, etc.)

  • Requires 10-15 years of senior- level leadership experience, preferably in a developing country with experience at an HQ level as well.

  • Experience managing and leading large and complex teams within a complex organizational environment.

  • Related professional work in fundraising, positioning, proposal development, customer service and organizational management related to international relief and development.

  • Should have a highly developed understanding of different sectors within child-focused relief and development agencies, such as maternal and child health and nutrition; education and child protection; livelihoods and food security, etc.

  • Must have strong relational and networking skills, a demonstrated ability to lead teams, proposal development skills and significant experience engaging with donors and fundraisers.

Is this the job for you?

World Vision is dedicated to our team members’ development and their success. We aspire for all employees to be fulfilled through their work and their contributions to an organisation working to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the world’s most vulnerable people.

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online and apply by the closing date 1 February 2019. For more information on World Vision U.S., please visit our website: www.worldvision.org. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Senior Policy Advisor, Fragile and Conflict Affected Contexts

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within Eastern North America or Europe where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Recognizing that children living in extreme poverty are increasingly located in fragile and conflict affected contexts, World Vision is expanding its work addressing the causes of fragility and its affects on children. In support of this expansion, the Senior Policy Advisor, Fragile and Conflict-Affected Contexts will lead and facilitate the development of public policy positions to support child rights focused advocacy at national, regional and global levels. The Senior Policy Advisor will work closely with colleagues in Disaster Management, Peacebuilding and other teams to represent and/or support the representation of World Vision with key external stakeholders, especially those focused on the development component of the development/humanitarian/peace nexus. This could include UN agencies, the World Bank, OECD, specific donor and other external stakeholders. The Senior Advisor will engage and advocate toward priority stakeholders, including through participation in forums, networks and other global level discussions that promote the achievement of child rights in fragile and conflict affected contexts. This will include advocacy regarding Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals, and other goals and targets that relate to the nexus of development, humanitarian and peace. This will also include involvement in forums where the participation of children and youth is supported and where a faith-based perspective is valued.

The work of the Senior Advisor will be linked to the Fragile Context Expansion Project (Strategic Initiative 1.1) including the program and advocacy approaches that have been developed for that expansion. While the position is focused at the global level, the Senior Advisor will work closely with country based and regional colleagues to support and link advocacy from local to global levels. He/she will also work closely with the It Takes a World campaign team, as well as with the Disaster Management (DM) and Peacebuilding Teams of the Global Centre, as well as with National Offices and Support Offices. This position could include short term postings in fragile and conflict affected contexts to support the development of relevant policy positions and advocacy strategies.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop policy positions and products in support of the advocacy objectives of the Fragile Context Expansion Initiative, particularly in relation to the “development” component of the development/humanitarian/peace nexus.

  • Represent and/or support representation of senior World Vision leaders at priority forums, events, networks and other processes where the humanitarian/ development/peace nexus and/or relevant SDGs are being debated.

  • Support country level policy capacity in fragile contexts in support of Fragile Context Expansion and It Takes a World objectives.

  • Support and or provide leadership to internal networks and processes in support of Fragile Context Expansion objectives.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Masters degree in International Affairs, Public Policy, International Development, Conflict, Peacebuilding and Security Studies or related field.

  • At least five years’ experience working in child focused public policy in development, fragility, peacebuilding or humanitarian action.

  • Experience of international development, humanitarian action, and/or peacebuilding including practical experience working in a fragile or conflict-affected context.

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of policy development in fragile contexts, especially in relation to development aspects of the nexus.

  • Understanding of global policy agendas and Official Development Assistance relating to fragile and conflict-affected contexts.

  • Good connections with and understanding of key external stakeholders.

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills for policy audiences.

Work Environment:

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

Talent Management Analyst Intern (Monrovia, CA)

SPRING 2019 WORLD VISION INTERNSHIPS (Monrovia, CA)

World Vision Internships provide a three-month opportunity for exceptional students and recent graduates ready to explore a career in the international relief and development sector. We are committed to providing interns with a meaningful learning experience where you are able to learn, grow and connect alongside other emerging professionals who are passionate about our mission.

Learn: Take on challenging and meaningful work assignments while developing your technical skills and gaining valuable hands-on experience.

Grow: Deepen your understanding of the sector, develop your leadership potential and grow your Christian faith during weekly professional development seminars and workshops.

Connect: Form connections with a diverse nationwide intern cohort and build your professional network at one of the largest international relief, development and advocacy organizations in the world.

DETAILS & ELIGIBILITY

Dates:

  • January 28, 2019-April 26, 2019

Stipend:

  • All US-based interns are paid a monthly stipend of $250

Hours:

  • Full-time and part-time opportunities are available (20-40 hours/week)

Location:

  • Internships will be based in Los Angeles (Monrovia, CA)

Eligibility:

All candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age

  • Able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week

  • Eligible to work in the United States (US Citizen/resident or F1-student visa)

  • Current student or recent graduate from an undergraduate/graduate program (within 2 years)

  • Adhere to the Christian Statement of Faith required by all World Vision International employees

SPRING 2019 INTERNSHIPS (Monrovia, CA)

Talent Management Analyst Intern:

Eligible Candidates: Graduate student or completed graduate program

Appropriate Field of Study/Majors: Psychology, Human Resources, Engineering, Business Analytics or related field

Talent Management is one of World Vision's highest priority. This internship directly supports the Global Talent Management initiative through ensuring complete and accurate records exist for all talents in the WV partnership, particularly from offices in the partnership that currently use different HR Information Systems.

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Create records for talent in our internal HR Information System (OurPeople).

  • Ensure we have a current resume/CV on record for all talents.

  • Validate data held in OurPeople against data on the CV, and updating OurPeople where necessary.

  • Codify all CV data into a common format of education, languages, experience according to fields used in OurPeople.

  • Add unique identifier numbers to all talent lists (using Excel) where they don’t automatically appear to allow integration of talent data into a single source.

  • Maintain online talent nomination form (Google Forms) and feeding back nominees names to respective regions for validation by regional leadership.

  • Work with Leadership and Executive Development team to ensure nominations for global leadership programmes are already identified as talent prior to acceptance.

  • Support regional users in the 7 regions we operate to validate their talent data for uploading into OurPeople Talent & Succession module to support global implementation.

  • Track career progress of leadership development program alumni since they completed, to help us to work out potential career paths.

Senior Analyst, Global Treasury

*Preferred location: Monrovia, California. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate within the USA where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Coordinate with Partnership finance directors, FP&A, FRSC and other finance personnel to identify cash management needs and concerns. Distill key demands and requirements to identify changes to Partnership cash management strategy.

Implement and ensure success of key cash management strategic initiatives.

Identify and resolve critical issues that affect Partnership’s ongoing liquidity, including AML (Anti-Money Laundering) and KYC (Know Your Customer) concerns, credit quality issues, etc.

Monitor cash management processes to ensure key outcomes are achieved, and identify and resolve potential deficiencies.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and refine World Vision’s diverse cash flow forecasts in collaboration with Partnership finance directors. Recommend to Global Treasury leadership improvements in Partnership’s cash management strategy to achieve liquidity objectives efficiently. Use critical thinking skills to improve quality of forecasts and adoption across Partnership.

  • Collaborate with Global Field Finance, FP&A, FRSC and other Partnership finance personnel to identify and resolve issues related to banks, including service or compliance issues, and cash management processes, such as forecasting, reconciliation, target balancing, sweeps, etc. Use critical thinking skills to determine potential remedies and recommend practical improvements to Field Office leadership and Global Treasury leadership given persistent resource constraints and other Partnership challenges.

  • Develop broad understanding of, and provide strategic support to, cash, financial risk and insurance functions.

  • Develop and implement treasury reports in coordination with FP&A and FRSC. Present to senior management as required, and review results to identify potential improvements. Oversee change management processes related to cash management reporting outcomes.

  • Implement and continually refine key cash management processes, including reconciliation, forecasting, and settlement, especially in light of strategic changes, including bank selection, account structures and services, etc.

  • Support Global Treasury’s shared service initiative, as required, by overseeing cash management implementations and projects.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or related field.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.

  • Strong interpersonal skills (both written and verbal), including the ability to listen, articulate concerns, and adapt to others’ personal and organizational styles as necessary.

  • Interest in developing professional relationships (both internal and external), for the purpose of advancing the global treasury function.

  • 1-3 years’ experience in treasury operations (cash forecasting, settlements, reconciliation and reporting).

  • Familiarity with treasury management and/or ERP systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with peers in a collaborative environment, and support senior management.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • CTP, CCM, or similar certification.

  • Fluency in languages other than English.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 8% of the time.

  • Ability to telecommute if required.

Specialist, Prayer Resource & Initiative Development

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within a jurisdiction (country or U.S. State) where WVI is registered to operate.

PUPRPOSE OF POSITION:

This position:

  • Provides leadership in ensuring a culture of prayer and discernment within the organization by creating opportunities and prayer resources throughout the Partnership. Working closely with different offices and units within the organization, this position provides expert advice and guidance on prayer and discernment related activities and resources.

  • Provides leadership for the mobilisation of committed, informed and strategically-focused prayer and discernment activities and initiatives by Partnership leaders, staff, Boards, community members where we work, and external engagement with other prayer networks towards the goal of fulfilling the Partnership’s mission and strategy and contributing to the holistic transformation of children, communities, nations and our world.

  • Ensures that prayer and discernment initiatives and resources are created with an eye towards inclusivity through embracing the diversity of Christian prayer traditions and in a sensitive manner so that they do not pose risks to staff and WV’s work in fragile or challenging contexts.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Prayer and Discernment Resource Development:

  • Develop, write, and coordinate the publication/dissemination of innovative, culturally-diverse prayer and discernment materials and resources for Partnershipwide use (including emergency prayer alerts) and relevant, appropriate external prayer and discernment initiatives.

  • Conceptualise, develop, disseminate and promote the monthly Partnership prayer guide.

    This includes:

  • Identifying themes and Partnership sector foci.

  • Field prayer requests and editing requests for sensitive content.

  • Produce graphic/print layouts.

  • Approve final guide and ensure guide is promoted/distributed via appropriate internal Partnership communications.

  • Conceptualise, develop, and write a personalised monthly prayer guide for the WVI President/CEO.

  • Conceptualise, develop, write, publish, and promote the Partnership’s Annual Day of Prayer (DoP) materials.

This includes:

  • Lead the brainstorming to determine a theme that is then approved by Partnership Leadership.

  • Conceptualize, develop and publish all materials.

  • Ensure materials are promoted in appropriate Partnership Communications channels.

  • Report on Partnership DoP activities and sharing via appropriate Partnership Communications channels and ensuring these are incorporated into future materials development the organization leads in the development of prayer and discernment.

  • Guide the organization leads in the development of prayer and discernment competencies as well as in the development and use of prayer resources (creation, application and dissemination) in their initiatives. This would also include, where applicable, the development of prayer resources for children that are ageappropriate and contextually sensitive.

  • Guiding the development, writing and editing the content of drafted prayer and discernment materials by Global Center (GC) F&D sectors and other sectors.

  • Establish, lead and/or guide working groups/teams within GC F&D, other GC sectors and other Partnership entities focused on prayer and discernment and prayer mobilisation, supporting the documentation, dissemination and communication (through reporting) of practice and experiences.

  • Draft summary documents and reports of prayer events/initiatives.

  • Creating and coordinating Partnership prayer efforts and materials before, after, and during the Triennial Council for the WVI Board, delegates and children in attendance at the council, and the Partnership as it intercedes for the Triennial Council.

Prayer Partnership Development:

Build network relationship or partnerships with other Christian Faith Based Organizations, NGO’s and prayer networks for prayer mobilisation external to World Vision. Network building to be done in collaboration with:

  • F&D External Engagement

  • F&D Church Partnerships

  • GC Advocacy

  • Convene and lead a Partnership Prayer working group, consisting of leaders and staff across all WV entities, focused on advocating for prayer as part of personal and corporate part of Christian formation and spiritual nurture, on the sharing of learnings, promising practices and opportunities for joint collaboration in prayer.

  • Convene and lead an Intercessory Prayer Team, consisting of both internal and external prayer partners focused on praying on highly sensitive prayer requests both within and outside of the World Vision Partnership.

  • Advise WVI GC and GC F&D sectors on the production of all prayer and discernment materials externally outsourced. This includes providing advice on the formulation of the technical aspects of contracts with external consultants and overseeing the direction, production, sensitivity and Partnership branding requirements of prayer materials with external consultants.

  • Convene, lead and provide technical resources meetings either focused on prayer and discernment or in which prayer and discernment is of central focus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience, with a preference for degrees in theology, practical ministry or communications.

  • Graduate degree in theology or ministry preferred.

  • Strong understanding and application of theology, missiology and diversity of church and faith traditions.

  • Advanced skills in adult learning styles and instructional and curriculum design.

  • Strong writing skills and proven ability to produce original documents, briefings, articles and document summaries.

  • Advanced skills in MS Office, AF&Dess, SQL, and Sharepoint.

  • Recognised subject matter expert in prayer and diverse prayer traditions.

  • Extensive experience and a deep understanding and application of protocols surrounding WV communication, working across sectors, and working across all levels of the organisation.

  • Deeply devoted to his/her relationship in Christ through prayer, Bible study, and involvement in the local church.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; strong customer service skills and proven flexibility to work well with others with diverse personality styles.

  • 3-5 years of experience developing Christian formation resources with a large emphasis on prayer and diverse prayer traditions for large international audiences that are diverse in culture and church background.

  • 3-5 years combined project development and project management experience across multiple sectors, with multiple stakeholders, and at all levels of an organisation.

  • 3-5 years of experience with graphic layout and design.

  • Strong ability to effectively and sensitively persuade, motivate and work together with stakeholders in intercultural settings and at all levels of an organisation.

  • Deep understanding and application of WV’s core documents and Christian Commitments related policies (Witness to Jesus Christ, Interfaith Relations, and Church Partnerships).

  • Strong ability to work in large organisations including a deep understanding and application of protocols surrounding communication, working across sectors, and working across levels of an organisation.

  • Proven ability to have a flexible, mature, and positive attitude and manage time well while supporting multiple projects with multiple deadlines.

  • Fluent in written, verbal, and narrative English Business Communication.

  • Proven ability to graciously and effectively communicate/motivate a variety of people at all levels of an organisation, adapting communications according to culture and sensitivity of context.

  • Project management coursework completed.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Undergraduate/graduate degree in theology, missions, development, or related studies.

  • Project management certification.

  • Fluency in other languages preferred (French or Spanish).

  • 3-5 years of experience working with World Vision Christian Commitments at a regional or global level.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • This position will travel up to 10% of the work time per year.

  • The nature of this role frequently requires incumbent to have the ability and flexibility to attend virtual meetings in different time zones.

Response Programmes Director

*Country location to be determined based on response.

*Please make sure to answer all questions on the application in order to be considered for the Emergency Response Roster.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Response Programmes Director oversees/leads the Sector Programming Team, including Program Officer(s), Design Monitor Evaluation (DME), Humanitarian Accountability and Information Management. The Programme Director supports the Response Director (RD) and Operations Director (OD) in designing the response strategy and operations plan and works in close coordination with both.

The Response Programmes Director is responsible to manage grant acquisition, assessments, monitor and humanitarian accountability and liaises with Support Offices (SOs), and international donors.

Response Programmes Director is part of the Response Senior Leadership Team. Response Programmes Director will coordinate/advise with Response Director (RD)/Senior Leadership Team (SLT) go or no go for proposals.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Establish, lead, resource and staff the programmes unit to meet response needs:

  • Lead team/individual development and provide direction and support as needed to enable effective performance.

  • Contribute to National Office (NO) capacity building in the area of emergency response in coordination with NO leadership and Human Resources (HR).

  • Determine Programmes organisational structure and staffing plan with HR.

  • Work with HR to recruit and deploy Programmes staff and plan for capacity development.

  • Ensure Programmes staff handovers are conducted.

  • Develop Programmes budget in coordination with Finance.

  • Support RD and Finance in developing Response Budget, ensuring strong alignment and coordination with Operations team during budgeting and budget management process.

  • Plan for Programmes Unit transition/integration with NO, where applicable.

Lead the programme planning process to ensure alignment with context, humanitarian needs, response strategy as well as operational feasibility and technical quality:

  • Support development of operational intent plan to align with funding allocations ensuring operational feasibility and

  • technical quality.

  • Support Sectors and Operations Director to draft response plan.

  • Work with Grants, Acquisition and Management (GAM) to coordinate grant acquisition.

  • Write Operational Intent inclusive of targets.

  • Prepare project RACIs (responsible, accountable, consulted, informed) for new grants.

Oversee donor liaison and advocacy is undertaken to resource operations plan to address humanitarian needs. The Response Programmes Director will ensure that the GAM team undertake the following activities:

  • Monitor and analyse donor opportunities to ensure they align with operational intent.

  • Communicate humanitarian needs identified through assessments, monitoring data and community feedback to in-country donors and Support Offices International Programmes Groups.

  • Represent World Vision with potential donors (ECHO, DFID, EU, OFDA, etc.) including bilateral, multilateral and corporate.

  • Collaborate with Advocacy to influence donor funding strategies when appropriate.

  • Liaises with SOs regarding donor priorities and opportunities for funding.

  • Support Finance in the allocation and tracking of response funding to ensure response strategic priorities are funded and effective leveraging of available funding.

  • Support mapping of all funding sources with Finance.

  • Support funding allocation process (Private Non Sponsorship & grant opportunities) in coordination with Finance, Response Director and Operations to reflect response strategic priorities, operational realities and ensure compliance with relevant funding regulations.

  • Support Finance to track donor funding allocation and commitments to ensure response strategic priorities are funded.

  • Oversee development and submission of project proposals to donors to resource operations plan.

  • Develop project proposals with Operations, Advocacy, Finance and relevant Support functions and ensure stakeholders have the opportunity to review proposals and raise issues prior to submission to donors.

  • Ensure proposals are aligned with the operational plan, sector DADDs and standards.

  • Ensure proposals are aligned with accountability standards and basic DME requirements.

  • Maintain donor and SOs communications to facilitate funding acquisition.

  • Support Finance to ensure an up-to-date funding matrix.

Ensure support for Finance to establish grant management system to guarantee fulfillment of donor requirements:

  • Support Finance to conduct grant orientation or grant start-up workshops for relevant staff.

  • Plan and manage donor reporting to ensure that all donor requirements are met.

  • Support Finance with monitoring of grants for compliance with grant requirements.

  • Oversee planning, implementation, analysis and sharing of findings from assessments and program monitoring.

The Response Programmes Director will ensure that the DME team undertake the following activities:

  • Design and implement community consultation processes to ensure understanding of World Visions role, planned interventions and provide opportunities for input and feedback into programme and project designs.

  • Design and implement Information Provision plan to ensure that accurate and reliable information about the programme is made available and shared with communities in a timely and accessible manner.

Establish and support implementation of complaint and feedback mechanisms:

  • Document, implement and monitor complaint and feedback systems to ensure timely responses to communities.

  • Consolidate and analyse community complaint information to inform Operations and response management of key issues raised by beneficiaries.

  • Coordinate Humanitarian Accountability planning and learning with other accountability focused INGOs and LNGOs.

KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • A minimum of 3-5 years in leadership role in the humanitarian assistance and development sector, with a significant portion of this in INGOs.

  • 5 years experience in humanitarian assistance work.

  • Demonstrated understanding of key humanitarian principles, standards and best practices.

  • University degree in Humanitarian Studies or relevant field. Masters degree preferred.

  • Experience in program management and implementation of multi-sectoral emergency response projects.

  • Intensive experience in leading a multi-cultural team of professionals.

  • Experience working in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Experience working in war zones / fragile contexts.

  • Experience in engaging with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies.

  • Experience in managing humanitarian operations that facilitate innovation and calculated risk taking.

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

  • Strong team leadership skills.

  • Emotional Intelligence (self awareness, managing emotions and those of others, remaining calm/composed, dealing with ambiguity and change).

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

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

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

Preferred:

  • Previous experience working in complex emergency/rehabilitation settings.

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

  • Ability to work with a reasonable level of comfort in high tension and high security risk situations.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts psychologically stressful environs and physical hardships.

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

  • Excellent time-management and prioritization.

  • Demonstrates openness and transparency.

Response Director

*Country location to be determined based on response.

*Please make sure to answer all questions on the application in order to be considered for the Emergency Response Roster.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Response Director (RD) has primary responsibility for directing the response from strategy to implementation, inclusive of performance and oversight of all aspects of the response. She/he should develop and maintain an efficient, cohesive team, while ensuring effective coordination and relationships with the other agencies, officials, beneficiaries, donors and all areas of the Partnership.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop and monitor implementation of response strategy that addresses WV strategic goals to meet humanitarian needs:

  • Lead response strategy development with National Director (ND), Regional Leader (RL), Partnership Executive Team

  • (PET) and other senior stakeholders.

  • Ensure primary and secondary information on needs inform strategy formulation.

  • Ensure context analysis informs strategy development.

  • Consult with ND and RL to ensure National Office (NO) strategy and plans (including Child Wellbeing targets) are taken into account in

  • response strategy formulation.

  • Ensure strategy aligns with anticipated capacity.

  • Monitor appropriateness of strategy in addition to implementation of strategy and transition plans.

Ensure response is staffed to meet response needs:

  • Lead team/individual development and provide direction and support as needed to enable effective performance.

  • Contribute to NO capacity building in the area of emergency response in coordination with NO leadership and Human Resources (HR).

  • Determine response organization structure with ND and HR.

  • Conduct high-level workforce planning with HR and mobilise surge functions as required.

  • Oversee the recruitment of the RDs direct reports.

  • Ensure defined accountabilities under the Emergency Management System (EMS) are clear for each function including Term of Reference (TOR) objectives and qualitycriteria.

  • Ensure HR works with EMS functions to identify workforce requirements.

  • Ensure HR plans for capacity building with EMS functions.

  • Ensure HR develops performance planning and review processes that include quality criteria.

  • Ensure HR establishes a staff care function and mechanisms that support staff well-being.

  • Consult ND to plan Response team transition/integration.

  • Ensure adequate internal communications mechanisms are in place to ensure policies, information and decisions are shared with staff as appropriate.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with humanitarian actors, government representatives, World Vision stakeholders, the media and general public:

  • Represent the response in Partnership Executive Team and Partnership Coordination Team (PCT) (where activated).

  • Identify and highlight areas of conflict to Response Senior Management Team (SMT), ND, RL and Partnership

  • Executive Committee (where activated).

  • Create and maintain collaborative relations and where appropriate partnerships with government, other NGOs, UN

  • agencies, civil society, churches, bi-lateral missions and donors.

  • Participate in consortium meetings and Response related national coordination meetings.

  • Ensure World Vision is represented at relevant technical and coordination mechanisms in-country.

  • Serve as an organizational spokesperson for media interviews, advocacy initiatives and other public events.

Develop and plan response to achieve response strategy goal and objectives:

  • Provide oversight to funding allocation (i.e. Private Non-sponsorship or PNS, grants, etc) to ensure alignment with

  • strategy and humanitarian needs.

  • Ensure response programme development meets World Vision and international standards.

  • Ensure that adequate funding to address humanitarian needs is acquired.

  • Ensure Advocacy staff are empowered to integrate advocacy across sectors and to develop child-focused advocacy positions which are aligned with strategy and organisational priorities, in strong alignment with NO and Response

  • Operations teams.

  • Facilitate the signing of MOUs and contracts, with donors, Support Offices (SOs) and other relevant stakeholders.

  • Ensure appropriate waivers are in place to facilitate timely response implementation.

Implement response programme in accordance with commitments to meet international and WV standards:

  • Ensure that accessible beneficiary feedback mechanisms are established and functioning.

  • Ensure staff establish community accountability methods across all of the response program.

  • Monitor and identify risks to programme quality and coordinate resources to address them.

  • Ensure that all programmes are implemented, monitored and evaluated according to set plans and that agreements

  • with donors, SOs and other stakeholders are adhered to.

  • Ensure management meetings address quality risks, relevant monitoring data and community feedback.

  • Initiate resourcing mechanisms and ensure financial and material (in-kind) resources are managed according to WV

  • standards, donor and SO agreements.

Initiate response funding mechanisms with support of ND, RL & Regional HEA Director (RHEAD):

  • Ensure that funding is managed and accounted for in compliance with donors and Support Offices agreements and WV standards.

  • Ensure that programme and projects audits are planned and conducted as per WV audit regulations and donor government requirements.

  • Ensure that audit reports are responded to and recommendations implemented.

Ensure that response meets World Vision minimum quality standards and supports program improvement, reflection, learning and innovation:

  • Ensure previous response learnings from Global learning facilitator are reviewed in program design.

  • Encourage the incorporation of best practice and innovation in program design.

  • Ensure all functions have quality planning sessions to meet quality objectives of their TOR.

  • Ensure achievement level of all function quality objectives is monitored monthly and reported.

  • Ensure risks that prevent the achievement of quality objectives are reported and rapidly addressed.

  • Ensure mechanisms are established to identify, document, and share lessons learned with Partnership.

Oversee Security function, planning and implementation to ensure response staff and organisational safety and security:

  • Ensure staffing of Security function.

  • Provide oversight to implementation of security protocols as per CSR.

  • Facilitate inter-agency coordination for information sharing and intelligence sharing.

Ensure response internal and external reporting requirements are met:

  • Liaise with Programmes and Info Management to ensure internal and external reporting requirements are planned for

  • and reports are prepared.

  • Review and submit partnership programme reports.

  • Prepare and submit monthly management reports.

  • Ensure internal response coordination & information sharing mechanisms are functioning.

Ensure that response staff have appropriate housing, offices and information/communication systems:

  • Ensure that staff have access to appropriate office space/equipment, information/communication systems/equipment

  • and other facilities which enable them to carry out their responsibilities.

  • Ensure that all response vehicles and other equipment are well managed and maintained.

  • Where necessary, ensure that relevant staff have access to appropriate housing.

KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • A minimum of 5-7 years in leadership role in the humanitarian assistance and development sector, with a significant

  • portion of this in INGOs.

  • 5 years experience in humanitarian assistance work.

  • Demonstrated understanding of key humanitarian principles, standards and best practices.

  • University degree in Humanitarian Studies or relevant field. Masters degree preferred.

  • Intensive experience in leading a multi-cultural team of professionals.

  • Experience working in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Experience working in war zones / fragile contexts.

  • Experience in engaging with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies.

  • Experience in managing humanitarian operations that facilitate innovation and calculated risk taking.

  • Experience in serving as an organizational spokesperson to media and other external audiences.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred:

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

  • as staff.

  • Ability to work in coordination with other humanitarian organizations.

  • Ability to analyse and make decisions in challenging situations in the absence of specific guidance and/or full

  • information.

  • Ability to communicate and model to staff positive behaviours which help them remain resilient and effective in dynamic and high pressure environments.

Work Environment:

  • Work hours are often in excess of 12 hours per day during difficult periods of the response.

  • Responses are often mounted in insecure or natural disaster-prone contexts, which may disrupt normal work patterns

  • and generate staff safety issues.

  • Work and housing environments may at times be well below normal standards in terms of facilities, equipment, food availability and hygiene.

Response Operations Director

*Country location to be determined based on response.

*Please make sure to answer all questions on the application in order to be considered for the Emergency Response Roster.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Response Operations Director leads the Operations team and oversees the implementation of the response activities. He/she transforms the response strategy into implemented reality, managing day-to-day sector activities and providing technical guidance to the Programmes team for design and programme quality.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Ensure program planning is informed by technical standards and operational viability:

  • Contribute to planning of sector requirements for people, funding and supplies.

  • Ensure all program designs are based on needs assessment findings (primary & secondary data) and analysis,

  • targets the most vulnerable/chronically and is operationally viable.

  • Ensure all programs refer to technical standards, consider government standards and are aligned with Strategic

  • Guidance and Do-Assure Dont Do (DADDs) for the First Phase of Emergency Responses and Sector Packages.

  • Ensure inclusion of advocacy issues and cross cutting themes are considered in design.

  • Ensure programs and projects are measured according to technical standards and Child Well-being targets.

  • Ensure Operations Plans are developed and implemented with community engagement, taking into account local capacities and utilising Do No Harm/Local Capacities for Peace (DNH/LCP).

Establish, lead, resource and staff Operations unit to meet response needs:

  • Lead team/individual development and provide direction and support as needed to enable effective performance.

  • Contribute to National Office (NO) capacity building in the area of emergency response in coordination with NO

  • leadership and Human Resources (HR).

  • Determine Operations organisational structure and staffing plan with HR.

  • Monitor recruitment and deployment of Operations staff and plan for capacity development.

  • Ensure Operations staff handovers are conducted.

  • Develop Operations budget in coordination with Finance, ensuring strong alignment and coordination with

  • Programming team during budgeting and budget management process.

  • Plan for Operations transition/integration.

Conduct response operational planning to ensure effective coordination and timely delivery of response activities:

  • Plan and facilitate detailed operational plan and delegate responsibilities to carry out plan.

  • Ensure Accountability mechanisms are in place for Community and stakeholder feedback.

  • Planning process considers community requirements (i.e. timelines) and progress is monitored by Design, Monitoring & Evaluation (DME).

  • Facilitate planning between sectors to meet overall program goals.

  • Facilitate requirements planning with Support Services.

  • Ensure collaborative planning with external stakeholders such as UN Agencies, other NGOs and Government ministries where possible through coordination mechanisms.

Oversee implementation and monitoring of operations to ensure achievement of response goals and objectives and inform operational improvement:

  • Monitor results against sector plans and address identified issues.

  • Monitor expenditure reports and take corrective action with Finance and Programs.

  • Review Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Accountability data with Sectors and Programs to identify and address any issues for operational improvement.

  • Review context analysis with Programs and Liaison for Operational Intent adaptation.

  • Review findings of learning events and evaluations with Programs to make operational improvements.

  • All evaluations of sector interventions are planned with DME to assess effectiveness and timeliness.

Oversee development and implementation of operations reporting systems to support timely and accurate reporting:

  • Establish and implement internal reporting system in coordination with DME.

  • Ensure Operations provide input for grant/donor and program milestone and reports to Programs.

  • Write report on quality risks and their resolution and submit to Response Director on regular basis.

  • Ensure that Operations meets reporting requirements for Clusters, Ministries and/or in-country stakeholders.

Ensure implementation of response operations according to safety standards with support from the Security function:

  • Organise security assessments for all field operations that inform a security plan.

  • Implement the recommendations of the security plan for all field operations.

  • Ensure security incident reporting protocols are complied with by operations staff.

  • Ensure Operations staff adhere to security standards for staff movement and communications.

  • Work with Security to ensure safe and effective Civil/Military relationships with armed actors.

Ensure operations meet WV minimum quality standards and support improvement, reflection, learning and innovation in sectors:

  • Ensure previous sectors learning from Global Learning Facilitator are reviewed.

  • Encourage the incorporation of sector best practice and innovation.

  • Ensure sector have a quality plan to meet quality criteria and minimum sector standards.

  • Ensure achievement of all function quality criteria is monitored and reported regularly.

  • Ensure risks limiting achievement of objective to quality criteria are reported & rapidly addressed.

  • Ensure mechanisms are established to identify, document, and share function lessons learned.

Coordinate with Support Services function for ongoing provision of funds, staff, equipment, vehicles and supplies to ensure timely implementation of operations:

  • Ensure Ops submit clear and timely budgets and funds requests to Finance.

  • Ensure Ops submit clear and timely staff plans to HR and immediately advises on changes.

  • Ensure Ops follow Finance procedures to rapidly process payments to suppliers.

  • Ensure Ops submit vehicle requirements to logistics and follow vehicles management guidelines.

  • Ensure Ops submit communications requirements to ICT and follow ICT procedures.

  • Address delays in Support Services to Response Manager for rapid resolution and waivers.

Identify, report and refer operational blockages caused by external actors to Liaison to be addressed through external advocacy:

  • Establish operation team protocols where sector and geographic leads identify and report where external actors are

  • delaying/preventing implementation.

  • Refer issues delaying implementation to Liaison to resolve through inter-agency coordination and/or government

  • relations.

  • Ensure protection issues are reported and addressed in coordination with Advocacy.

KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • A minimum of 5-7 years in leadership role in the humanitarian assistance and development sector, with a significant

  • portion of this in INGOs.

  • 5 years experience in humanitarian assistance work.

  • Demonstrated understanding of key humanitarian principles, standards and best practices.

  • University degree in Humanitarian Studies or relevant field. Masters degree preferred.

  • Experience in program management and implementation of multi-sectoral emergency response projects.

  • Intensive experience in leading a multi-cultural team of professionals.

  • Experience working in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Experience working in war zones / fragile contexts.

  • Experience in engaging with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies.

  • Experience in managing humanitarian operations that facilitate innovation and calculated risk taking.

  • Strong team leadership skills.

  • Emotional intelligence (self awareness, managing emotions and those of others, remaining calm/composed, dealing

  • with ambiguity and change).

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

  • Academic and on-the-job training in at least one of the support services or response-sector relevant areas.

Preferred:

  • Understanding of the international humanitarian system, particularly the systems, structures and key actors.

  • Understanding of the key accountabilities that must be maintained in a response (beneficiaries, donors, peers).

  • Ability to lead operational planning processes.

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) with ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with

  • senior internal and external stakeholders.

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

  • as staff.

  • Ability to work in coordination with other humanitarian organizations.

  • Ability to analyse and make decisions in challenging situations in the absence of specific guidance and/or full information.

  • Ability to communicate and model to staff positive behaviors which help them remain resilient and effective in

  • dynamic and high pressure environments.