World Vision International

Job Opportunities in Zambia

World Vision Zambia (WVZ) Limited is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. WVZ serves all people regardless of religion, race, tribe or gender. We are currently working in 39 large scale programmes in 29 districts in Zambia.

WVZ implements interventions in Education, Food security and Economic Development, Health, Nutrition and HIV and AIDS, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and cutting themes such as Christian Commitment, Gender, and Child Protection.
 

Current Opportunities

Administrative Assistant

JOB OPPORTUNITY

World Vision Zambia (WVZ) Limited is a faith-based Organization dealing with Relief aid, Development, and Advocacy dedicated to working with children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. WVZ is part of World Vision International and serves all people regardless of religion, race, tribe, or gender. We are currently working on 38 large-scale programs in over 30 districts in Zambia.

Position: Administrative Assistant

Reporting to: Integrated Programmes Director

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

Purpose of the Position

The incumbent will be responsible for Provides office and administrative support to the IPD. This role is vital for the smooth-running of the directorate.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Administration Support

  • Ensure adequate flow of information and effective communication on all activities/ events relevant to the Integrated Programmes Directorate

  • Create and maintain appointments, workshops and other relevant tasks for the IPD department. Screen, respond to or re-route correspondences and inquiries.

  • In collaboration with relevant administrative assistants or department heads, consolidate meetings, trainings and workshops calendars as well as coordinate implementation of calendar events.

  • Manage travel and logistics calendar for Integrated Programme Director’s travels, meetings in the office, boardroom, workshops booking

  1. Financial and Procurement

  • Prepare and monitor consolidated budgets for the Integrated Programmes Directorate (IPD)

  • Share and monitor Annual Budget planning calendar for Area Programmes in conjunction with Operations and Partnership Managers.

  • Ensure that general office supplies and requisitions for IPD are processed and prepared in accordance with procedures and standards

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience:

  • Degree in Business Administration/Management or Any social science related

  • Internship in Development related NGO is added advantage

  • Excellent Organizational Skills and Interpersonal Skills

  • Can work under pressure

  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment, and must be a mature Christian.

NOTE:

“World Vision Zambia is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from all forms of abuse and sexual exploitation. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks”.

Applications will close by 26 February 2021. Only those who meet the requirements will be contacted.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply; ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted!

Grant Accountant - PREVENT SGBV, Malaria & SUN 2 Project

JOB OPPORTUNITY

World Vision Zambia (WVZ) Limited is a faith-based Organization dealing with Relief aid, Development, and Advocacy dedicated to working with children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. WVZ is part of World Vision International and serves all people regardless of religion, race, tribe, or gender. We are currently working on 38 large-scale programs in over 30 districts in Zambia.

We are now in the process of filling the Grant Accountant positions for three grants, namely PREVENT SGBV Project, Malaria Project, and SUN 2 Project, as outlined below.

Position:

  1. Grant Accountant x 1 - PREVENT SGBV Project based in Kasama

  1. Grant Accountant x 1 - Malaria Project based in Kabwe

  1. Grant Accountant x 3 - SUN 2 Project based in Solwezi, Mwinilunga, and Zambezi

Reporting to: Grant Finance Manager

Location: Kasama, Kabwe, Solwezi, Mwinilunga and Zambezi in Zambia

Purpose of the Position

The incumbent will be responsible for developing and maintaining an effective financial and administrative management system for the grant/project and its sub-partners, which complies with World Vision Policies & Procedures, grant regulations, and the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Provide effective oversight of the Program Management Unit’s accounting, administration, Information Technology, and human resources, supporting the project’s successful implementation.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Grant Budgeting and Funding

  • Revise the Grant budget whenever there is an amendment to ensure that donor approves cash/activity forecast for implementation

  • Ensure budget availability before an activity is initiated

  • Facilitate and ensure all the projects are funded on a timely basis

  1. Grant Monitoring and Compliance

  • Budgetary control-monitoring that expenditure is according to the agreed and approved budget

  • Ensuring that expenditure complies with donor regulations

  • Conducting Financial reviews, field visits, and capacity to subgrantees

  • Participate in the review of internal controls and recommend ways of strengthening internal controls.

  1. Disbursement and Payment reviews

  • Review of payment request voucher to ensure sufficient and appropriate documentation that it is properly coded and costs are according to cost principles (i.e., allowable, allocable, and reasonableness)

  • Ensure accurate financial review of Provision requisitions, timely submission of invoices to shared services center

  • Ensure that payments are approved by authorized personnel all the time

  1. Reconciliations

  • Manage the balance sheet accounts of the grants, which include, among other things, cash, bank balances, staff advances, payables, and receivables

  • Reconcile PBAS by harmonizing details for receipts from donor and support offices

  • Prepare Bank reconciliations

  1. Audits and Risk Management

  • Facilitating both external and internal audit

  • Ensuring that audit recommendations are implemented within the prescribed time.

  • Ensure analytic review documents are prepared for audit purposes

  • Resolve and implement audit recommendations and apply lessons learned

  • Identify potential and inherent risks and device ways to mitigate their occurrence

  1. Collaboration and Capacity Building

  • Train partners in grant financial management and reporting

  • Train program staff on grant financial management

  • Liaise with stakeholders on grant project-related matters

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or any finance-related degree

  • Additional professional qualifications such as CIMA, ACCA, and CA are added advantage.

  • Knowledge of SunSystems, Vision, CAL/DOS Allocation Methodology, and other computer-related financial/accounting system and budgeting is necessary

  • A minimum of three years of grant accounting experience is required, with a preference for USAID/UKAID/EU/PNSF and other government grant experience.

  • Member of the Professional Body

  • Must be a good problem solver, analytical, creative, and innovative.

  • Must have a good command of the English Language, both written and spoken.

  • Demonstrated capacity to function well in a team and contribute effectively to team efforts

  • Ability to adapt in different work environments: office-based and fieldwork (rural and peri-urban)

  • Able to practicing accountability & integrity

  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment, and must be a mature Christian.

NOTE:

“World Vision Zambia is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from all forms of abuse and sexual exploitation. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks”.

Applications will close by 28 February 2021. Please indicate the preferred project name and location in the application.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply; ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted!

Senior Adviser, External Engagement

*For World Vision internal (or former) applicants only.

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in the United States of America, Europe or the Middle East & Eastern European Region where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

Our Promise Phase 2 recognizes high quality, focused, strategic external engagement is critical to achieving World Vision’s objectives. This

role leads, operationalises and develops a global External Engagement Framework which enables targeted, aligned and leveraged external

engagement with Tier 1 and 2 Stakeholders on priority agendas. The Senior Adviser coordinates and facilitates the contribution of more than

20 global and regional teams, building consensus for and input to co-created strategic planning, operationalisation, reporting and intelligence sharing processes. The Senior Advisor is also Relationship Manager for a leading external stakeholder (such as bilateral, multilateral or global financial institutions). As such, the Senior Advisor leads internal collaboration and planning processes to develop a comprehensive Stakeholder Engagement Plan supporting income, influence and impact objectives; and is also responsible for leading and coordinating external engagement with priority individuals, teams and functions within the institution.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead operationalisation of World Vision’s global External Engagement Framework, enabling targeted, aligned and leveraged external engagement with Tier 1 and 2 Stakeholders on priority agendas. Tier 1 & 2 Stakeholders are strategic WVI partners considered critical to the achievement of Our Promise. Tier 1’s are: UNICEF, World Food Program, European Union, Joining Forces/Child Rights Now, the World Bank, the Global Fund for AIDS, TB & Malaria, Tier 2s include FAO, UNHCR, UN OCHA and 21 other faith- and issue-based, sector, regional, bilateral and multilateral partners.

  • Chair the External Engagement Advisory Group, coordinating inputs and contributions from 20 multi-disciplinary, multi-locational teams at

  • global and regional levels.

  • Review, update and operationalise an External Engagement Results Framework enabling shared reporting on external engagement impact and contribution to Our Promise, and for sharing valued intelligence from engagement across the Partnership in support of income, influence and impact objectives.

  • Oversee engagement, support and enabling of senior leaders to contribute to high quality strategic external engagement.

  • As global Relationship Manager for engagement with a global Tier 1 stakeholder (tbc), coordinate, develop and operationalise a strategic Stakeholder Engagement Plan delivering against income, influence and impact objectives and enabling intelligence sharing and reporting on engagement results.

  • Manage the Adviser, External Engagement.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • At least 10 years relevant job experience, including management, in complex, global development/humanitarian organisations.

  • High level understanding of key operational approaches and methodologies across a broad range of advocacy and external engagement disciplines (stakeholder engagement, public policy, local level advocacy, communications, campaigning, social mobilisation, child participation, reource acquisition, faith engagement, sectoral/technical engagement).

  • Strong experience in matrix management, coordination and direction of large numbers of dispersed, multi-disciplinary internal stakeholders

  • and teams, including senior leaders.

  • Strong understanding of key global development agendas, including the 2030 Agenda for the SDGs and the Global Climate Action Agenda, and entry points for civil society engagement and leverage.

  • Strong familiarity with relevant UN and coalition processes across global capitals (NY, Geneva and Brussels).

  • Strong understanding of knowledge management and advocacy and external engagement design, monitoring and evaluation, including the development of multi-disciplinary results frameworks.

  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to translate complex material and data into coherent narratives that resonate with both internal and external stakeholders.

  • Masters degree in Public Policy, Interntional Relations, International Development, International Law, Political Science or a related field.

  • Experience in enabling collaboration and consensus building across multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, including virtual teams.

  • Excellent negotiation, facilitation and collaboration skills with a demonstrated ability to think strategically, synthesize complex information and develop innovative influencing and engagement approaches.

  • Strong relational and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate successfully with internal and external stakeholders in all segments of the development and humanitarian field, including high level decision-makers.

  • Ability to lead independently on fast-paced issues, tight deadlines and the ability to juggle competing demands.

  • Ability to travel internationally.

  • Professional fluency in English.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Global Director, Digital CX Experience

*Preferred position location: Monrovia, CA (USA) or Seattle, WA, with also possibly London (United Kingdom). Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

This role will have a significant global impact developing the vision and leading the design and implementation of our global digital experiences, products and ecosystems to differentiate World Vision around the globe. This role will be responsible for elevating and integrating our digital experiences across the marketing funnel (from awareness and consideration, to acquisition and all along the donor journey) to deliver a distinctive, consistent brand expression that delights donors and supporters across the globe, and brings to life the stories of children and their communities lifted up out of poverty in some of the world’s toughest places.

With your proven success leading digital CX transformation, combined with your outstanding collaborative leadership, through this role you can truly be a change-maker in the world each and every day!

Working across the globe with marketing leaders, product leaders, brand leaders and external agencies, the role will be accountable for leading development and implementation of a compelling digital CX vision and design strategy that delivers break through experiences connecting supporters, donors and the vulnerable children and communities that we serve.

World Vision is the largest child-focused private charity in the world. Together with our supporters, we’ve impacted the lives of over 200 million vulnerable children by tackling the root causes of poverty.

Engaged in the most relevant critical issues of our day, in the time it takes to read this sentence, World Vision will have reached 50 new people with needed knowledge, supplies or resources to help them protect themselves and their families from the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Through World Vision every 60 seconds…a family gets water…a hungry child is fed…a family receives the tools to overcome poverty.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead development and implementation of a compelling digital CX vision and design strategy that drives brand value and, above all, meaningfully connects supporters, donors and the vulnerable children and communities that we serve.

  • Lead end to end digital experience design for all global product lines, ecosystems and marketing offers, in partnership with global product owners; translate business priorities into marketing technology design strategy and oversee execution working in collaboration with designers and engineers.

  • Ensure target audiences are central to all strategy, design and operational decisions driven by donor insights and unleashing the power of dynamic listening and social analytics to help digital marketing efforts better achieve the three primary business objectives— acquire more donors, retain current donors and build brand value – with an agile test and learn mindset.

  • Collaborate with leaders in product and engineering to measure product quality and make sure it meets quality standards for release, provide guidance on measuring outcomes, and analyze and monitor qualitative and quantitative data on usage and optimization to shape and evolve the vision.

  • Develop and lead implementation of an enterprise wide Martech road map, in partnership with fundraising and IT leaders across the globe, and the state-of-the art capabilities required to deliver; co-lead senior executive global steering group overseeing delivery.

  • Motivate and inspire others, from team members to executive level, by communicating your aesthetic, technical, and design visions through compelling written, verbal and graphical presentations.

  • Contribute as a vital member of a passionate, world-class global team dedicated to Hope, Joy and Justice for ALL children!

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • 10-15 years in IT, Marketing, or Digital functional areas, including 5+ years in CX-focused leadership roles of digital products and ECommerce sites at scale.

  • Extensive experience leading UX design to develop and deliver best in class customer experiences.

  • Experience working with marketing, brand, engineers and product managers to drive design strategy, vision, execution and results to achieve business objectives.

  • Experience collaborating with product and program management to build detailed product and technical roadmaps that consistently meet budget/time expectations.

  • A proven digital leader, fluent in managing large cross-functional MarTech developments in fluid agile teams.

  • Awareness of the latest MarTech landscape and product sets as they related to user and customer experience projects.

  • Experience leading leaders and independent, high performing teams with demonstrated understanding of modern software development and infrastructure tools, processes, and practices, including Agile Development, Cloud, DevOps.

  • Exceptional analytical skills with a track record of improving UX KPIs to drive business results.

  • Exceptional relationship and influencing skills, able to win the confidence of a broad range of different stakeholders including leaders from a variety of cultural and professional backgrounds, and developing high-performing virtual global teams.

  • Significant experience leading change in a complex environment.

  • Qualification in and significant experience with the practical project application of best-practice CX and UX methodologies (such as Design Thinking, Double Diamond, etc.)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Computer Science, Information Systems or a related field is required; Master’s degree preferred.

Preferred:

  • A digital marketing native with skills across the whole funnel of digital marketing, especially in global consumer-facing environments.

  • Experience using customer data, CRM, segmentation, and marketing automation to drive engagement.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally up to 30% of the time (when Covid 19 restrictions lifted).

Digital Marketing Leader

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

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

  • Direct leadership of the strategy, planning & roll-out of the new Digital Marketing Shared Service.

  • Ongoing direct leadership of this Shared Service once established.

  • Strategic leadership of the Digital Marketing strategy for the organization, improving digital marketing capabilities necessary to achieve Our Promise Strategic Imperatives.

  • Chair the MarTech Steering Group, and lead of the organisation’s MarTech strategy in constant collaboration with WVIT.

  • Governance and strategy leadership of MarTech development.

  • Strategic leadership of the business change agenda around global digital marketing.

  • Own the digital marketing relationship with Support Offices, National Resource Developments (NRDs), and Transitional Field Offices (TFOs) globally.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Planning:

  • Owns the creation and execution of strategic planning for the Digital Marketing Shared Service, and the Digital Marketing at Global Marketing Centre (GMC).

  • Owns the Digital relationship with WVIT colleagues for planning purposes, especially in harmonizing the marketing & IT digital agendas, budgets and plans.

  • Strategic risk, issue and escalation ownership for all Digital Marketing projects in GMC.

  • Prioritisation of GMC Digital Marketing work, in close collaboration with WVIT.

Strategy:

  • Leads on the medium- to long-term strategy for Digital Marketing across the Partnership, bringing together a number of business agendas in the process.

  • Forms strategic plans that complement and contribute to the overall Partnership strategy, Our Promise.

  • Creates and agrees strategic prioritization criteria – displaying openness and collaboration with Support Offices, Global Centre, NRDs, TFOs, and Field Offices (FOs) in the process.

Leadership:

  • Visible, pragmatic, open and humble leadership of the Digital Marketing agenda, strategy and benefits across the Partnership.

  • Leading the digital marketing relationship with SOs, TFOs, NRDs and FOs, bringing them together to collaborate on shared digital marketing projects & goals.

  • Leadership of multi-disciplinary teams and squads at a strategic level, owning the business outcomes and change and providing strategic direction at a suitable level.

  • Direct line-management of DMSS.

Revenue Generation:

  • Ensuring the global Digital Marketing Shared Service meets revenue and profitability outcomes, both in Child Sponsorship and other products.

  • Owning the “Yield-to-Field” of the Digital Marketing Shared Service, ensuring sustainable profitability that generates ongoing funding to the World’s most vulnerable children.

IT Parterning:

  • Effectively and skillfully partners senior leaders in IT to manage the delivery of technical aspects of Digital Marketing initiatives.

  • Manages the strategic relationship with IT, aligning strategies and goals across technical and business aspects of the Digital Marketing Portfolio.

  • Effectively leads multi-disciplinary teams of resource, bring IT effectively into governance, reporting, delivery and all other aspects of Digital Marketing.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Information Science, Business, or other related field. Or equivalent work experience.

  • Requires advanced knowledge of business operations, marketing operations, marketing agency ops, and MarTech stacks.

  • Typically requires 15-20 years of relevant technical & business work experience, esp in leading Digital Marketing agencies, campaigns and business development.

  • Fluent in English - required.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Held senior leadership position in Digital Marketing agency.

  • Has led in business start-up environments, setting up teams, business models and service models from scratch.

  • Deep experience of implementation and usage of various marketing technology stacks, especially .net and C# stacks involving such technologies as Umbraco & Sitecore.

  • SAFe, Agile, Scrum or other qualification in collaborative development methodologies between IT and the Business.

  • Certified by Chartered Institute of Marketing or equivalent professional body.

  • Fluent in other languages especially Spanish & German.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, as necessary, up to 40% of the time.

Manager, Digital Storytelling

*Preferred position location: UK or Monrovia, CA; 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.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To digitally enhance and develop a breakthrough way for World Vision to approach storytelling. By harnessing digital platforms and technologies, you will brand our brand, inspire our audience and create a game-changing storytelling approach. The position will play a strong role in helping develop strategies to apply key themes, such as impact and transparency, and apply these to visual storytelling content across platforms and mediums.

This role requires extensive visual digital storytelling experience and prior experience in demonstrating significant lift in results as an outcome.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Developing solid and succinct digital / storytelling strategy and executions of how storytelling pieces can be applied to different mediums.

  • Engaging with creative (and other) agencies to brief and review content as well as ability to construct visual / video content from existing footage.

  • This role will need to manage the relationship and have day-to-day engagement with the creative agencies to ensure they are briefed appropriately, that the capture the footage required and that the deliver on time, on budget and on scope.

  • Implementation, monitoring and reporting of storytelling engagement across digital platforms and properties.

  • Engaging with internal teams within World Vision (globally) to understand current storytelling assets (and identification of new assets if required) and implement across various tests, executions and projects.

  • Translation of materials into development of ‘ready-to-market’ materials to be used globally in social feeds, web content etc. through a combination of engaging with creative partners as well as some hands-on video development.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelors or Masters level degree in marketing, digital or production related disciplines.

  • Technical ability to create, edit and produce digital assets for digital and social mediums.

  • Strong knowledge and high degree of familiarity and experience with current digital and social platforms (and the best means of maximizing content for each medium).

  • Experience in either working in a digital agency or managing day-to-day relationship with digital agencies.

  • Development of sound strategy documentation with demonstrable execution and results.

  • 5+ years in digital + creative industry / roles performing function specializing in digital asset development and platforms.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • MBA or Masters equivalent.

  • 3+ years in NGO sector and solid understanding of NGO fundraising.

  • Preferred experience in digital marketing and visual storytelling areas such as: UX, audience targeting, social listening, video development, experience and understanding with elements such as gamification, VR / AR etc.

  • Strong experience in campaign development and digital platform execution with a strong focus on engagement, measurement and reporting, able to demonstrate significant lift in results as a result.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 15% of the time.