World Vision International

Job Opportunities in Zimbabwe

World Vision began its operations in Zimbabwe in 1973. It started working from bordering countries to provide life-saving support to refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) during the Liberation Struggle.

WVZ operations are spread across 9 out of the 10 provinces of the country, with a majority of its 1.75 million clients in rural areas.

Current programmes focuses on improving the well-being of boys and girls in the areas of Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Child Protection, Food Security and Economic Development.

Currently there are 29 Area Development Programs (ADPs) and WVZ works in consortia to implement large projects supported by different multilateral funding agencies. Among them are, ENSURE (Enhancing Nutrition Stepping Up Resilience & Enterprise), IGATE (Improving Girls Access Through Education) and ENTERPRIZE (Ensuring Nutrition Transforming & Empowering Rural Farmers and Promoting Resilience in Zimbabwe.

Current Opportunities

Commodity Tracking System Officer (Harare)

BACKGROUND

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. World Vision Zimbabwe is committed to the safeguarding of staff, children and communities that we work with, preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct. We are committed to promote the welfare of children, youth, adults and individuals with whom World Vision engages with. World Vision expects all staff to share this commitment through our conduct and behavior. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work with us. If you share the same vision and values, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

Position Title: Commodity Tracking System (CTS) Officer

Location: Harare

Purpose of the position:

The CTS Officer is responsible for leading field-based IT operations pertaining to the Last Mile Mobile Solutions (LMMS) technology/ SCOPE and Commodity Tracking System. The position will provide oversight over CTS Assistants/AFAIRO in the Districts.

Major Accountabilities/ Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with the CTS Assistants, District Commodities Officers and Activity Coordinators (FFA, LSA, Urban) on all systems (SCOPE, LMMS & CTS) issues.

  • Reviews all Commodity Reports from all the District sites in the region.

  • Ensures that the Commodity Reports are accurate and reliable for completion of the monthly Commodity Status Reports.

  • Oversees wireless connectivity issues between mobile devices, routers and roaming servers in field operations, troubleshooting where necessary.

  • Ensures correct functioning of all systems in beneficiary registration, enrollment, household updates and commodity distribution activities. Troubleshoots technical problems as they arise (including forcing the movement of filed data to permanent data repositories).

  • Leads capacity development with field CTS Assistants to ensure adequate LMMS/CTS coverage.

  • Work with the Snr CARO officer to supervise and provide training for all other staff especially CTS Assistants & Field Monitors

  • Maintain a clear and complete accounting and documentation trail for all the commodity shipment transactions from WFP and or from port to World Vision main warehouses, to secondary warehouses to distribution centers and finally to end users / beneficiaries.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Degree in Computer Science/ Information Systems/Information Technology/Logistics or any other related qualification from a recognized University.

  • Knowledgeable of Relational Database Management Systems – exposure to MySQL highly desirable, including the use of database management tools (such as MySQL Query Browser and Administrator).

  • Good logistics and inventory management systems

  • Ability to troubleshoot IT problems – both hardware and identify software failings. Aware of how to log, track and systematically troubleshoot IT problems.

  • Comfortable with supporting end-users.

  • Good written and oral communication skills

  • Must have strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills with an attention to details.

NB: Shortlisting will be done as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Accountability, Monitoring & Evaluation Facilitator x3

BACKGROUND

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. World Vision Zimbabwe is committed to the safeguarding of staff, children and communities that we work with, preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct. We are committed to promote the welfare of children, youth, adults and individuals with whom World Vision engages with. World Vision expects all staff to share this commitment through our conduct and behavior. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work with us. If you share the same vision and values, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

Position Title: A, M & E Facilitator x3

Location: Mt Darwin, Mudzi, Chimanimani

Project: EC-BEEF VALUE CHAIN, WFP-LSA & WFP-FFA

Purpose of the Position:

To assist in operationalising accountability and monitoring functions in the assigned district. This position functions to integrate field level operations of monitoring and accountability, including field level enumeration and data entry in accordance with the project monitoring framework.

Major Accountabilities/ Responsibilities:

  • Expand technical knowledge base of monitoring and evaluation standards and initiatives and serve as a resource person, providing conceptual and practical best practice expertise to the district field staff;

  • Develop monthly work plans in liaison with the Accountability, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.

  • Work with field level operational staff and district stakeholders to lead the implementation of appropriate complaints and response and information provision systems in the district, ensure its smooth operation

  • Compile, record, and file field level data from monitoring tools and accountability systems using relevant and appropriate computer packages and information management systems.

  • Immediately raise sensitive or important complaints with the District Coordinator and A, M, E Specialist.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Diploma in Social Sciences/Economics/Research & Statistics or any related field.

  • Working knowledge of statistical packages (SPSS, CS-Pro, Epi-Info and Excel)

  • Experience in conducting surveys / assessments

  • 2 years’ experience in WV M&E and/or Accountability systems an added advantage

  • Clean class four driver’s license and motorcycle riding an advantage

  • Willing/Desire to be based in the field.

  • Good contextual knowledge of local community and social/cultural constraints, realities and organisational relationships

NB: Shortlisting will be done as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Assistant Food Assistance Information & Reporting Officer

BACKGROUND

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. World Vision Zimbabwe is committed to the safeguarding of staff, children and communities that we work with, preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct. We are committed to promote the welfare of children, youth, adults and individuals with whom World Vision engages with. World Vision expects all staff to share this commitment through our conduct and behavior. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work with us. If you share the same vision and values, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

Position Title: Assistant Food Assistance Information and Reporting Officer (AFAIRO)

Location: Gokwe/Nembudziya (WFP Urban Project)

Purpose of the position:

The position serves to administer the Commodity Tracking System (CTS) database, manage all the tracking procedures in the commodity department to ensure all food transactions are accounted for in compliance with donor requirements and regulations (WFP) and ensuring that the commodity accounting procedures in WV Zimbabwe are in compliance with the WV partnership commodity accounting manual.

Major Accountabilities/ Responsibilities:

  • -Prepares all Commodity Reports at District level.

  • -Supports the Commodities Officer to supervise and provide training for all other commodity staff especially field monitors, warehouse supervisors and warehouse tally clerks at field level.

  • -Responsible for data integrity. Prepares accurate and reliable statistical analysis as required by the management.

  • -Plans for spot checks in all warehouses to review the physical inventory, stacking, ledger books and stack cards.

  • Commodity Tracking System (CTS) Database management at District level.

  • -Maintain a clear and complete paper trail for all the commodity transactions from WFP and or from port to World Vision main warehouses, to secondary warehouses to distribution centers and finally to end users / beneficiaries.

  • -Maintain a clear accounting and documentation process for each shipment and maintain the shipment files.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • -Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University in Business, Accounting or Statistics.

  • -Knowledge of warehousing, transport, logistics, shipping and practical freight forwarding is an added advantage.

  • -Experience preferably with an NGO or a UN agency in handling of food commodities and Commodity tracking / accounting.

  • -Knowledge of major donor regulations pertaining to Commodities accountability and reporting.

  • -Experience in port operations, clearing and forwarding, dispatch and logistics planning, warehousing, storekeeping, bookkeeping and computer knowledge especially spreadsheets and Commodity Tracking Systems or Statistics packages.

  • -Must have strong analytical skills.

  • -Good written and oral communication skills

  • -Must have strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills with an attention to details.

NB: Shortlisting will be done as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Chief of Party, Haiti or Burundi

*Position location to be determined; Burundi or Haiti.

World Vision is seeking a highly qualified Chief of Party (COP) for an upcoming Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Haiti and Burundi. We are seeking a dynamic and proven leader with technical expertise and experience managing multi-year USAID-funded programs in complex environments. The program will focus on increasing individual, household, and community resilience through strengthened, well-functioning, and inclusive market systems. The primary goals will be to increase market system efficiency, increase private sector investment and engagement, and increase household and community ability to recovery from shocks and stresses.

POSITION DESCRIPTION/SUMMARY:

The COP will be responsible for leading all technical, financial and administrative aspects of USAID program and will coordinate closely with USAID in developing, implementing, and revising the project’s overall field strategy. The COP will be the principal link between USAID, World Vision, and other partners and provide overall strategic and technical guidance to subcontractors. The COP will provide comprehensive expert technical oversight and guidance in all aspects of the program, including monitoring and evaluation, and reporting to USAID. The COP oversee all staff and activities while promoting an adaptive management approach, and champion a collaborative, inclusive learning environment. The position is based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, or Gitega, Burundi and the 5-year program is expected to start in 2021.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead overall technical vision, project management, and implementation of the project. Spearhead strategy development and utilize managerial tools and frameworks to improve the ability of the team to achieve project goals successfully and sustainably.

  • Effectively manage and supervise technical and finance/operations teams, including ensuring coordination between team leads, providing coaching and mentoring, and fostering a collaborative and adaptive work environment.

  • Serve as the primary point of contact with USAID regarding implementation and management matters relating to the contract. Ensure high-quality, efficient, and effective performance of the project in accordance with USAID rules and regulations.

  • Manage relationships with subcontractors and evaluate sub-contractor and grantee activities through consultative meetings, site visits, and reporting requirements. Manage and supervise work of all international consultants and local staff.

  • Lead collaboration, learning, and adaption (CLA) efforts with internal and external collaborators, adapting program as needed to optimize results per learning and contextual changes.

  • Oversee preparation and supervision of project work planning, budgets and pipeline analyses, performance management, and strategic communications. Facilitate the development of the project’s theory of change, oversee the implementation of the work plan, and track progress towards core indicators and learning objectives.

  • Ensure compliance with the organizational Security Risk Management Policy and implementation of associated plans, including the Country’s Security Risk Management Plan. Manage the team’s adherence to the Security Risk Management process, including personnel and asset protection, information gathering and sharing, training, reporting and investigations, and incident management.

  • Oversee technical activities of the project and ensure that impact is achieving sustainability and quality results defined in the contract

  • Ensure that the activities and results are implemented in a timely manner within the approved budget.

  • Make verbal or written presentations as requested by the client to varied audiences, both in-country and overseas.

  • Assure that assistance provided under the award is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed and for adequately managing and supervising the work of all staff in country.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in agricultural economics, agribusiness, agronomy, development, or related field from an accredited university.

  • Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible management experience working with programs that are of a similar scope and complexity. USAID contract management experience is highly preferred; Chief of Party experience is highly preferred.

  • Established track record of achieving results in complex environments is required. Experience working in Haiti highly desired.

  • Demonstrated experience in project designs, strategic planning, and implementation of market systems, agriculture, and resilience activities. Proven leadership in adaptive management and CLA approaches.

  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience improving inclusion and empowerment of underserved and marginalized groups of market actors including women, youth, rural smallholders, and others.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to lead collaborative working relationships with a diverse group of relevant stakeholders (producers, private sector, NGOs, government, and research institutions).

  • Knowledge of and experience with USAID rules and regulations is required.

  • For Burundi, Fluency in English required; For Haiti, fluency in French is required; Language proficiency in a local language highly preferred.