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

Accountability, Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator (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. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

Job Title: A, M & E Coordinator

Location: Harare (with frequent travel to the Project operational Districts)

Duration: 15 months

Please be advised that the position is contingent upon contract award and client approval.

About the Project

The project is a multi-sector early recovery, risk reduction and resilience program which seeks to restore food/nutrition security and reactivate livelihoods among vulnerable households in Mudzi and Mberengwa districts of Zimbabwe. The project goal aligns with USAIDs Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) mission of reducing poverty and helping people emerge from humanitarian crises and progress beyond assistance; specifically, through the ER4 lens, the program seeks to improve the capacity of vulnerable households to recover from, and adapt to shocks and stresses. The project will work closely with the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Resettlement and other key partners.

Purpose of the Position

Provide leadership in design and implementation of accountability, monitoring and evaluation systems and tools for sector specific Technical Programmes including grant funded projects with an emphasis on M&E supervision and technical excellence. Support the Strategy, Evidence & Learning Director in ensuring that M&E systems are in place and relevant quantitative and qualitative data required for regular monitoring and for the reporting is captured/documented and stored in appropriate form.

The A, M & E Coordinator must have a strong understanding of the following: a) USAID/BHA's Data Quality Assessment procedures and protocols b) USAID/BHA reporting requirements which include but not limited to the MIS system c) Strong database management skills to help contribute towards report writing and generating both single and cumulative counts for reporting d) Enhanced knowledge of USAID/BHA's Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) framework e) Strong understanding of how theories of change and results framework work in measurement of results f) Strong understanding of USAID/BHA's M&E framework with particular bias in participant and population based surveys

Major Responsibilities

  • Lead in the design and set up of sector technical program monitoring and evaluation framework for the program (including program M&E plan, logical framework

  • Oversee monitoring and evaluation activities including the context analysis, impact evaluation, qualitative and quantitative analysis of program activities, output, outcomes, and impact, including design and testing of data collection tools, data analysis and reporting

  • Facilitate and give guidance on conducting the program evaluation, including review of Terms of Reference (TORs) participating in training, analysis, report writing and review of reports produced

  • Coordinate research initiatives, consolidate and document lessons learnt and best practices within the program and share information with relevant stakeholders

  • Participate in coordination meetings (including external engagements/partners) and other information sharing as requested by the Program Manager

  • Build the capacity of M&E Facilitators on M&E deliverables, including designing evaluation data collection tools, supervising field activities, data entry and data cleaning, data analysis (qualitative and quantitative) and report writing

Education / Work Experience / Key Competencies

  • Master’s Degree in Sciences, Operations Research, Statistics, International Development, Communication Studies or any related field.

  • At least 5years experience in the Monitoring and Evaluation Field.

  • Strong understanding USAID/BHA's Data Quality Assessment procedures and protocols, USAID/BHA reporting requirements which include but not limited to the MIS system

  • Strong database management skills to help contribute towards report writing and generating both single and cumulative counts for reporting

  • Enhanced knowledge of USAID/BHA's Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) framework

  • Strong understanding of how theories of change and results framework work in measurement of results

  • Strong understanding of USAID/BHA's M&E framework with particular bias in participant and population based surveys

  • Good Computer and database management skills, document review and report writing skills

  • A team player, ability to multi-task and work in cross-functional, fast-paced environments with the pressure of multiple deadlines.

  • Willingness to travel within Zimbabwe and work in remote areas.

  • Honesty and personal integrity, emotional maturity and ability to adjust to harsh working conditions.

  • Clean Class 4 drivers’ licence

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

Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.

Project Officer x2 (Buhera, Chimanimani/Chipinge)

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

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.

Job Title: Project Officer -Education/DRR x2

Location: Buhera, Chipinge/Chimanimani

Duration: 20 months

About the Project

World Vision will implement an anticipated Education in Emergencies and DRR action in Zimbabwe, to be funded by ECHO. World Vision and its partners (consortium) will support the strengthening of disaster preparedness, early response and access to inclusive education in protective environments in five disaster-prone districts of Zimbabwe.

Purpose of the Position

The Project Officer-Education/DRR is responsible for implementing project’s field level activities in the district of operation for the access to inclusive education of girls and boys in school (or out of school) in accordance with ECHO and World Vision standards and guidelines, the project goals and targets.

Major Responsibilities:

Project Implementation

  • Conduct mobilisation and sensitisation of the project during implementation.

  • Identify specific needs of school community beneficiaries and participants, as guided by the project’s theory of change

  • Develop district field based activity plans to inform project implementation, and budget requirement and management, as per project planning and review cycle.

  • Implement project activities in accordance and adherence to laid out standards and procedures (work plans, and policies).

Collaboration with stakeholders

  • Work with Ministry of Primary & Secondary Education (MoPSE) district staff and office and community structures in identifying activities that could improve children’s learning.

  • Ensure functional community and school based systems that promote quality education access for girls and boys.

  • Develop local systems and structure capacity for sustainability of project interventions in both Education in Emergencies (EiE) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

Monitoring, Evaluation, Evidence & Learning

  • Perform basic regular project monitoring, as per developed monitoring system for project.

  • Maintain an accurate up-to-date field activity source of data at district level, as per implementation monitoring data collected.

  • Use the monitoring information to guide activity plan development.

  • Contribute to the development of M&E systems, tools and processes at district level.

  • Contribute to the assessment, informing, and advising project on any district context changes and possible options to changing context.

Reporting

  • Produce quality and timely reports and updates as per specific request.

Qualifications, skills and experience

  • Degree in Education, Social Science or Development Studies degree acceptable.

  • Experience in teaching, implementing Education in Emergencies projects, especially on improving numeracy and literacy is an advantage.

  • Good understanding of numeracy and literacy issues and usage of learning assessment tools

  • 3 years plus experience with NGO in community development especially disaster risk reduction in education.

  • Stakeholder and community engagement skills, multi-tasking, ability to meet deadlines, interpersonal, team player, and self-driven competencies are essential.

  • Willingness to stay most of the time in the posted district and ability to speak the local language.

  • Clean Class 4 Driver’s license.

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

Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.

Information, Communication & Technology (ICT) Team Lead

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

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 neighbors 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. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

Position Title: Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Team Lead

Location: National Office (Harare)

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The World Vision (WV) The ICT Lead role is responsible for supporting and maintaining global IT processes and standards within their NO. Individuals in this role provide strategic leadership on Technology and Digital Solutions and manage services provided within WVZ. They build and manage relationships with internal stakeholders to understand and anticipate issues, influence technology adoption, monitor staff satisfaction levels, and address issues and concerns.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. IT Leadership & Digital Enablement

  • Support the leadership in developing and aligning IT plans to the WVZ strategy.

  • Establish a culture of digital dexterity across the organization and champion value realization for IT investments.

  • Initiates change to improve business results and leads change initiatives.

  • Provides frequent, communication to department/organization and clients about the change (i.e., rationale, expected outcomes, the "big” picture) and the impact of the change (individual and business).

  • Lead the adoption of relevant national, regulatory and partnership policies relating to IT, data privacy and protection.

  • Develop, implement and enforce appropriate local IT policies and plans

  1. Vendor Management

  • Provides advice and counsel to the vendor relationship decision-making and contract development processes.

  • Ensures contracts are in place.

  • Ensures service provider performance is reviewed and that contract managers are notified when necessary.

  • Works with service providers to establish SLAs that support business objectives.

  1. IT Risk management & Audit recommendations

  • Take active role preparing the Risk Register and working with Finance & Support Services Director to ensure it is updated regularly to reflect IT related risks.

  • Proactively identify risks to the IT department and develop mitigation measures to ensure the risks are managed.

  • Support audits done by internal, regional and global teams and ensure all identified audit recommendations are implemented.

  • Establish a cybersecurity program for the National Office and ensure existing information security procedures are followed (InfoSec awareness training, reports of breach are resolved in a timely manner, constantly review internal systems for security

D. IT Planning & Operations Management

  • Development of IT Annual Operating Plans (AOP).

  • Develop and manage IT budgets in line with overall IT spending targets.

  • Ensures adherence to established IT service model pricing that supports high quality services at optimal cost for the enterprise.

  • Lead effective ICT service delivery at acceptable costs and service levels

  • Lead the IT team in IT capacity planning (IT infrastructure, connectivity) needed to deliver effective, reliable and secure IT services.

  • Lead delivery of IT projects (global, regional and local) adhering to partnership standards and policies within stipulated time and budget.

  • Champion Technology and Digital Continuity

  1. IT Service Management & SLAs

  • Ensure reliable and secure delivery of IT services in all operational areas.

  • Develop and monitor and evaluate IT business process and identifying Key performance indicators (KPI’s) to be used to monitor the processes.

  • Incident Management processes are implemented and managed accordingly.

  • Leverage the WV IT Service Catalogue, align services offered and socialize with business

  • Maintain an ICT help desk for the use of staff or official visitors who require technical support

  1. Performance Management & Capacity building

  • Champion a high performance and engaged IT team

  • Lead the adoption of the staff performance and capability framework with the support of P&C within the ICT l department.

  • Develop a culture within the IT team consistent with organizational culture involving planning, execution, reporting and communicating IT impact to NO strategy

  • Manage the introduction of structured end-user capacity building to ensure optimal and efficient use of all the ICT system/tools available to the organization

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field.

  • Master’s degree in information technology or related fields (computer science; information science; software engineering, business administration would be an added advantage.

  • Over 5 years of relevant technical or business work experience, 3 of which should be at management level (managing an IT department)

  • ITIL certification, Project Management (PMP or Prince2), Microsoft and Cisco certifications

  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills for a complex and federated international organization

  • Experience in strategy formulation, implementation and tracking

  • Excellent analytical and management skills.

  • Experience in developing and managing information technology budgets

  • Sound understanding of computer systems, software, networks in a hybrid computing environment (both on-premise and cloud).

  • Experience in managing teams and building relationships with people at a variety of levels.

  • Demonstrated ability to launch and deliver one or more IT project(s) on time and within budget.

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

Qualified Female Candidates are encouraged to apply

Sponsor Engagement Content & Data Improvement Specialist

*Position location 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:

The Sponsor Engagement Content & Data Improvement Specialist is an exciting and significant role in the development and sharing of over 8 million digital and printed engagement features for child sponsors each year.

This role calls for a tech focused marketer/content planner to oversee and implement a content delivery pipeline for a suite of digital and printed/mail features, working with marketers in 20+ countries and field representatives in the 54 countries where World Vision’s child sponsorship programme operates, as well as internal IT/business capability teams.

Their work will be pivotal to the creation of photos, videos, annual reports, cards and letters to child sponsors, and to the success and sustainablity of emerging bodies of work which are led by market insights and sponsor needs.

The Sponsor Engagement Content & Data Improvement Specialist will need to understand the content needs of all sponsor enagagement features (digital or otherwsie), and work with internal stakeholders and internal systems to achieve timely delivery with desired quality.

This is a technical content role, with equal parts storytelling and equal parts system change/readiness to ensure content is leveraged, available, and where needed, is transformed, automated and sponsor friendly.

They will be part of a global team whose projects are focused on strengthening and improving retention and acquisition of sponsors and prospects in 20+ markets.. This cross-functional role will be varied, fast-moving, strategic in nature and best suited to a content or marketing specialist, with a strong technical/data perspective, exceptional coordination and communications skills.

  • High capacity role that includes coordination, stakeholder engagement, content planning and transformation, system readiness and data quality and auotmation to reach over 8+ million child sponsors, helping sponsors understand the impact they are making possible.

  • Work with marketers in over 20+ funding countries as well as internal IT/systems readiness teams to explore content options, transform, leverage and automate content for sponsor needs.

  • Understand and support the marketing needs of each office to support acquisition and retention activities.

  • Develop systems that ensure data/content quality and assurance.

  • Be comfortable and capable in an agile working environment with virtual team members in different locations and time zones.

  • Help World Vision show our impact/tell our stories better, with more efficiency and system automation.

This position reports to the Director of Child Sponsorship Content and will work in partnership with the Director of Sponsor Experience and Sponsor Engagement Improvement Specialists.

High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel is essential and knowledge of Smartsheet, Power BI is a bonus.

Be part of a fun, exciting content team that’s helping sponsored children and their communities tell their own stories, while helping child sponsors understand the impact they’re helping to make possible.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Lead the development and enhancement of the Child Sponsorship Sponsor Engagement Feature Content Plan, to support individual projects within the Global Sponsor Experience & Engagement Roadmap.

Lead the implementation of individual content projects to achieve the content objetives of the Global Sponsor Experience & Engagement Roadmap, including planning, system readiness, business requirements, quality assurance, testing and delivery:

  • Lead initial and ongoing design conceptualization of improvements.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders, investigate options, suggest budget requirements and recommend improvements.

  • Facilitate ideation and development with input / validation on ideas, proof of concepts and tests, working closely with marketers from funding offices.

  • Own business needs and requirements.

  • Work with technical teams to explore and achieve system capabilities to facilitate and/or drive improvements to support content needs and pipeline.

  • Support and/or improve World Vision’s critical quality review/assurances endeavors around content and child/community data to be used as part of the content pipeline.

Stakeholder Engagement, Communication and Reporting:

  • Create and lead engagement with selected marketers and field office representatives.

  • Showcase ideas and continuous improvements.

  • Seek feedback and improvements.

  • Coordinate translation.

  • Support, create or lead inspiring internal communications related to improvement projects.

Strategy and Planning:

  • Support the ongoing definition, scope and design of the sponsor engagement coherent story, which enables compelling, tangible progress and impact communications to sponsors globally.

  • Seek and develop opportunities for streamlining of work/effort to reduce work cost and effort for all involved.

Capacity Building and Support:

  • Partner in the development of sponsor engagement feature capacity building manuals, toolkits, learning aids and other learning resources in the testing, mainstreaming, and ongoing operational delivery where required.

  • Provide input and recommendations into organizational capability developments based on improvement projects, to ensure field staff of the future have the right skill set to ensure high quality sponsor engagement features.

Learning and Networking:

  • Invest in relationships and participate in internal and external networks to support improvement projects and grow leadership opportunities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, international development, product development or project management

  • Demonstrated success in marketing, international development or project management.

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

  • A broad understanding of non profit operations and commitment to World Vision´s objectives, ethos, core ministries, Mission Statement and Core Values is mandatory.

  • 2-3 years experience in marketing, content planning/automation, marketing project management, or product/customer experience development.

  • Experience in working across cultures and within complex organizational structures.

  • Knowledge of child sponsorship and/or international development programming is preferable Vision.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong analytical skills, catalyst for improvement and innovation, problem solving involving multiple disciplines.

  • Strong attention to detail, ability to communicate marketing concepts and needs with IT/business requirements/systems teams.

  • Flexible and willing to travel per World Vision policy.

  • Support Office marketing/supporter experience in a leadership role that needed to clearly weigh up and negotiate revenue raising/protecting opportunities versus costs/efforts.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time, when it is safe to do so.

Sponsor Engagement Improvement Specialist (2 positions)

*Position location 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:

The Sponsor Engagement Improvement Specialist is an exciting and significant role in the production of over 8 million digital and printed engagement features for child sponsors each year.

This role calls for an exceptional marketer/communicator and highly-effective coordinator, who enjoys working with marketers from all over the world with leadership, humity and pace; handling multiple projects at once.

They will be part of a global team who support, facilitate and lead projects within the ongoing improvement of World Vision’s global child sponsorship product experience feature set as well as innovations or emerging bodies of work that may one day be part of the BAU feature set.

These projects are focused on strengthening and improving retention and acquisition of sponsors and prospects, through over 10 m illion photos, videos, cards, letters, updates and reports sent from a sponsored child to their sponsor each year. This cross-functional role will be varied, fast-moving, strategic in nature and best suited to a communications or marketing specialist or manager, with strong coordination, communications and creativity skills.

  • High capacity role that includes coordination, stakeholder engagement, analysis, feature development and design, testing and quality controls to reach over 8+ million child sponsors, helping sponsors understand the impact they are

  • making possible.

  • Work with marketers in over 20+ funding countries as well as internal and external designers, editors and photographers.

  • Understand and support the marketing needs of each office to support acquisition and retention activities.

  • Be comfortable and capable in an agile working environment with virtual team members in different locations and time zones.

  • Ensure consistent, quality content & design for child sponsors.

The Sponsor Engagement Improvement Specialist will be integral to improving the sponsor experience and will require strong written/verbal communication skills, marketing/communications experience, the ability to effectively engage stakeholders, maintain and manage relationships with internal customers and present concepts and ideas, the ability to plan and support collaboration of internal customers and business partners acrooss multiple projects with competing deadlines and shared dependencies.

High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel is essential and knowledge of Smartsheet, Power BI, Photoshop, Indesign, Kissflow, Jupiter is a bonus.

This will be an integral role in supporting the consistent, ongoing improvement to World Vision’s global child sponsorship product experience feature set – meeting the expectations and needs of our target supporter groups, accurately representing the field reality and dignity of those we serve, enabling authentic sponsor-child connections and delivering compelling impact sponsor communications – all towards adding further year on year value to our market ministry.

The aim – to continuously and incrementally improve the quality of the sponsor engagement experience year on year, never allowing stagnation or backsliding in quality.

This position reports to the reports to the Sponsor Engagement Improvement Manager and works in partnership the Director of Child Sponsorship Content, the Director of Sponsor Experience and Director of Sponsorship Operations & Engagement.

Be part of a fun, exciting content team that’s helping sponsored children and their communities tell their own stories, while helping child sponsors understand the impact they’re helping to make possible.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Lead or support individual projects within the Global Sponsor Experience & Engagement Roadmap:

  • Plan, develop, implement and analyse planned project improvements.

  • Lead initial and ongoing design conceptualization of improvements to envision and garner feedback from stakeholders.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders, investigate options, suggest budget requirements and recommend best improvements for sponsors, children and staff.

  • Facilitate required ideation and development of improvement concepts with input / validation on ideas, proof of concepts and tests, working closely with SOs/NRDs to ensure target market personalization needs are met.

  • Create or update guidance and training resources for field staff.

  • Work with technical teams to explore and achieve system capabilities to facilitate and/or drive improvements.

  • Support and/or improve World Vision’s critical quality review/assurances endeavors. Demonstrate value adding and virtual team behavior and outcomes.

Stakeholder Engagement, Communication and Reporting:

  • Create and lead engagement with selected SO/NRD, RSC and NO/ADP representatives.

  • Showcase ideas and continuous improvements.

  • Seek feedback and improvements.

  • Coordinate translation.

  • Support, create or lead inspiring internal communications related to improvement projects.

Strategy and Planning:

  • Support the ongoing definition, scope and design of the sponsor engagement coherent story, which enables compelling, tangible progress and impact communications to sponsors globally.

  • Recommend strategic choices towards attaining most effective quality improvement across sponsor engagement feature set in market year on year.

  • Collaborate with and contribute to bilateral / multi-lateral continuous improvement development and testing plans, including orchestrating cross-functional input, and ensuring alignment with the broader stabilizing of sponsorship.

  • Seek and develop opportunities for streamlining of work/effort to reduce work cost and effort for all involved.

Capacity Building and Support:

  • Partner in the development of sponsor engagement feature capacity building manuals, toolkits, learning aids and other learning resources in the testing, mainstreaming, and ongoing operational delivery of consistently improved sponsor engagement features.

  • Provide input and recommendations into organizational capability developments based on improvement projects, to ensure field staff of the future have the right skill set to ensure high quality sponsor engagement features.

Learning and Networking:

  • Invest in relationships and participate in internal and external networks to support improvement projects and grow leadership opportunities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, product development or project management.

  • Demonstrated success in marketing, communications or project management.

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

  • A broad understanding of non profit operations and commitment to World Vision´s objectives, ethos, core ministries, Mission Statement and Core Values is mandatory.

  • 2-3 years experience in marketing, communications, project management, product or customer experience development.

  • Experience in working across cultures and within complex organizational structures.

  • Knowledge of Child Sponsorship and development programming, preferably with World Vision.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong analytical skills, catalyst for improvement and innovation, problem solving involving multiple disciplines.

  • Attention to detail, ability to understand and adhere to branding guidelines and communications style guides.

  • Flexible and willing to travel per World Vision policy.

  • Support Office marketing/supporter experience in a leadership role that needed to clearly weigh up and negotiate revenue raising/protecting opportunities versus costs/efforts.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 2% of the time, when it is safe to do so.

Senior Advisor, Church Partnership

*Position location 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:

World Vision as a Christian humanitarian organization works with the diverse expressions of the Church as our indispensable partner in our shared pursuit of social and spiritual transformation and the holistic well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable.

Our global strategy calls us to ‘live out our Christian faith with boldness and humility’ and to expand and deepen our partnerships with churches and faith leaders to identify and address the spiritual causes of poverty and vulnerability.

This commitment is guided by WV’s Partnerships with Churches’, ‘Witness to Jesus Christ’ and Faith & Development management policies. This position, in line with the relevant policies, will provide strategic leadership, technical guidance and tools to the WV’s Field Offices to engage and partner effectively with churches and Christian agencies in the design and implementation programmes that promote sustainable, holistic child well-being.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Guidance

Provide strategic leadership in the development, refinement and implementation of global guidelines and resources to strengthen effective engagement and collaboration with churches, church leaders and Christian Faith Based Organisations (FBO’s) in WV’s programming for child well-being, in line with relevant WVI policies:

  • In collaboration with Global Field Operations (GFO) and Global Impact (GI) teams, develop guidelines and capacity building resources for field office’s use to strengthen their engagement and mobilisation of churches, Christian networks and FBO’s as an integral part of WV’s community-based approach, empowering to improving child well-being

  • Revise and socialise WVI’s existing frameworks and capacity building resources on church partnerships.

  • In collaboration with the WVI Partnering team, refine existing tools and/or develop new resources to support church partnerships.

  • Ensure WV’s guidelines on church partnerships build on existing best practice in partnering and external engagement developed by WV’s advocacy and External Engagement team.

  • Engage with GFO and regional offices regarding gaps or promising practice, emerging from church partnership data and collaborate on solutions.

Innovation

Based on current practice, lead a collaborative effort with F&D Field Support, TD, GFO and Partnering teams to:

  • Develop, pilot and scale a Christian discipleship project model to engage and equip churches and church leaders in their calling to ensure children experience fullness of life, grow in holistic discipleship while being protected, valued and included.

  • Map currently used practices, models and/or resources used in our programs to further Child Well Being (CWB) in partnership with churches.

  • Identify and document promising practices.

  • Identify current gaps based on analyses for a holistic engagement and discipleship approach.

  • Develop a child-focused, Biblical transformational development process for field offices to engage with local churches to fit and accompany WV’s Development Project Approach (DPA) process.

  • Identify areas within the current DPA process to enhance and deepen partnerships with churches and church leaders.

  • Review similar church engagement approaches to identify synergies and potential for integration.

  • Follow the WV processes to design, develop, pilot, scale-up and approve these approaches that can be used by local churches in WV’s offices and programs.

  • In collaboration with Global Field Operations and Global Impact teams, develop mechanisms to ensure full integration of these approaches into WV’s operational systems, including appropriate monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.

  • Provide guidance to the WV Technical Academy to develop an e-course for these approaches.

External Engagement and Advocacy

Provide strategic leadership and support to Regional Offices (ROs) in the formation and leveraging of strategic partnerships with churches at regional and national level for improved CWB:

  • Support NOs and ROs to engage strategically with local church partners in prioritised global advocacy events or moments on issues affecting the vulnerability of children.

  • Ensure church partnerships contributions to advocacy gains are articulated in Global campaign and FO reporting through Advocacy Strategic Metrics and CVA engagement.

  • Support the development of strategies and resources to support NOs and ROs to develop and equip faith leaders as advocates for child well-being.

  • Identify local Church/Christian partnerships with potential for increased impact through global partnerships.

  • Report on the quality of the prioritised partnerships and their contribution to advocacy towards CWB.

  • Collaborate with Faith & Staff Formation team, to support national offices as they mobilise churches to reflect and pray on issues increasing the vulnerability of children.

Learning

Lead the continued learning of WV’s church and interfaith relations through KM Initiatives:

  • In collaboration with F&D Knowledge Management and Global Communications identify, document and disseminate promising practices, lessons learnt, innovation, and change stories on Church Partnerships.

  • Ensure periodic analysis of Church Partnership data in Horizon, Operations or Impact Portals to show trends and enhance learning.

  • Collaborate with GFO, Global Impact and Horizon teams to enhance WV’s reporting systems (Horizon) to capture national level church partnerships, including joint advocacy.

Collaboration

Ensure effective integration of church partnerships into sector project models and field guidance:

  • In collaboration with F&D’s staff and Field support team work with WV’s global sector, disaster management, fragile contexts and urban teams to ensure the engagement of churches and church leaders are well integrated into project models, field guidelines and quality assurance resources.

  • Partner with global sector teams and GC F&D to refine resources and strengthen church’s implementation of Spiritual Nurture of Children approaches and resources.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Graduate or post-graduate degree in theology, religious studies, development studies or other related fields.

  • At least 5-7 years’ of experience of hands-on work with a range of Church structures, denominations and para-church organisations, especially in the Global South.

  • At least 5-7 years’ experience in strategic planning and program design and management within the development/humanitarian industry, including the role of the local church in community development processes.

  • At least 5-7 years’ experience and demonstrated understanding of other faith communities, the complexity of working as Christian NGO within Faith contexts, relationship with the faith and development arena, major players, and joint work towards the sustainable development goals.

  • At least 3 years of knowledge and experience of supporting multi-stakeholder partnerships, especially faith-based partnerships.

  • Excellent relationship building skills and ability to leverage that towards concrete collaboration and partnerships.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with proven experience in writing and producing clear, concise and effective guidance materials, including online facilitation resources, while using up-to-date adult learning approaches.

  • Clarity in conceptual thinking and communication including critical thinking skills and ability to challenge the status quo.

  • Exemplary personal Christian commitment, vibrant and mature Christian leadership.

  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in programming in field location, preferably in more than one context or continent.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively in culturally and religiously diverse environments.

  • Strong organizational, time and project management skills and experience.

  • Strong computer literacy in use of MS Word, Excel, Outlook; proficiency in hosting webinars, e-learnings and conference calls.

  • Proven experience working with and through networks.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

  • Fluency in Spanish an advantage, other languages helpful also.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge of and commitment to World Vision objectives and ministry priorities.

  • Experience of working with, relating to and influencing within Catholic structures.

  • Self-starter with strong time management, coordination, prioritization, multi-tasking skills.

  • Ability to work with a high level of ambiguity.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven flexibility to work well with others with diverse personal styles.

  • Work collaboratively with team members when assigned to work as part of a team.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically & internationally up to 30% of the time.

Support Office Engagement Advisor, Faith & Development

*Position location 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 position will advise Support Offices (SO) leadership, with an emphasis on SO Faith & Development (F&D) leads, guiding them regarding their respective office’s objectives to maintain WVI’s commitment to ‘live out our Christian faith and calling with boldness and humility.” The advisor will help equip SO leaders and staff to understand and articulate WV’s Mission, Vision and Core Values both internally and to externally, with the aim of strengthening WV’s brand, credibility and reputation; supporting partner collaboration; increasing revenue growth; and helping them to bear witness to the good news of the kingdom of God to our donors.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide technical guidance to SO Faith & Development (F&D) leads as they support SO leadership to realise Our Promise Strategic Imperative 1 (Living Out Our Christian Faith and Calling with Boldness and Humility) and as they share World Vision International’s faith related documents (Core documents, policies and guidelines) and advise SO leadership on their implementation. This may include direct engagement with SO CEO constituencies (leadership team, staff, Board, etc.) as needed.

Activities would include:

  • Promoting relevant F&D Resources.

  • Advising SO leadership and staff to identify and address needs to understand, articulate and live out WV's Christian faith and calling as appropriate to their context.

  • Advising SO Teams to ensure faith considerations are integrated into all supported field programmes for child well-being.

Engage with SO leadership on strategic F&D related issues:

  • Listen and advise on opportunities to support F&D initiatives through Grants Acquisition & Management, fundraising channels and resources.

  • Strengthen consistent and clear communication of World Vision’s Christian identity and mission, with messaging adapted for different audiences.

  • Strengthen strategic partnerships with churches and faith-based organisations (FBOS) for holistic ministry.

Advise in the development, monitor the implementation and analyze SO action plans around:

  • Strategic Imperative 1 ((Living Out Our Christian Faith and Calling with Boldness and Humility).

  • “Our Voice” Staff Survey Christian identity question results.

  • Staff completion of the Mission Immersion Programme (MIP).

F&D specific competencies:

  • Apply Faith Literacy

  • Support Faith Integration into Strategy & Programming.

  • Support the Spiritual Nurture of Children at the Local Level.

Identify needs and, as necessary, develop relevant F&D Resources (ex. Learning modules, marketing and fundraising materials that articulate WV’s Christian identity) for SO leaders and staff.

Advise in the realization of GC F&D objectives, especially as they contribute to the Faith & Staff Formation sub-team.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

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

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

  • A deep understanding of and appreciation for the broad range of Christian traditions and denominations that are represented within World Vision, as well as communicating the value of WV’s interfaith work.

  • Experience in supporting Christian faith expression/trends in post-Christian, other faith predominant and majority secular contexts.

  • Strong intercultural relations competency.

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

  • Knowledge and understanding of core marketing and sales strategies and tactics, including engagement with high net worth supporters, mass market supporters, schools and churches.

  • Experience in designing marketing communication assets and reports.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree, with a preference for degrees in theology, practical ministry, marketing and communications.

  • Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree, or equivalent experience, in Communication, Divinity, Christian Ministry or International Development.

  • 3-5 years of experience working with World Vision Faith & Development at a regional or global level.

  • 3-5 years of experience working with World Vision Support Offices.

  • Graphic design and video editing skills.

  • Experience with working remotely and on dispersed teams.

  • Ability and flexibility to attend virtual meetings in different time zones (including early mornings or late nights).

Work Environment/Travel:

  • This position will travel up to 15% of the work time per year.

  • The employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear, use repetitive hand motion, stand, walk, reach, bend or lift up to 20 pounds.

Global Talent Acquisition Manager

*Position location 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:

As Global Talent Acquisition Manager, you will make significant impact on Our Promise to the world’s most vulnerable children by attracting World Vision’s greatest driver for success – our staff. You will lead a small team of Talent Acquisition professionals in finding great internal and external talent for mid to senior leadership roles.

Using your Talent Acquisition leadership skills, you will source and recruit for talent globally, with a specific focus in Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe Region (MEER), as well as VisionFund International (VFI), the micro-finance arm of the World Vision Partnership. You will recruit globally for departments that support Global Field Operations within World Vision International (WVI), including Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Livelihoods, Global Health and Technical Services Organisation (TSO). You will also use your Leadership or Executive Recruiting experience to recruit global senior leaders (i.e. Regional Leader/ VP level) within WVI and VFI.

You will use your in-depth skills in organisational branding, sourcing strategies, candidate screening and selection to ensure a positive recruitment and candidate onboarding experience. Additionally, you will coach and inspire your team for exceptional delivery of results, customer service and their professional growth.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic Leadership and Planning:

  • Lead the implementation of the Africa, MEER, and VF talent acquisition strategy within the TA team in support of Our Promise.

  • Ensure alignment of team objectives and deliverables with the People & Culture (P&C) and TA team objectives.

  • Lead the International Recruiter and support team; participating in strategic and tactical planning sessions for organisational effectiveness and that of individual business units to meet organisational, team and individual work goals.

  • Lead, plan, and co-implement initiatives towards the realisation of the organisational vision, mission, strategy, and annual TA and Recruitment operating plan, including the employee engagement (Our Voice) outcomes within the team.

  • Lead the implementation of the department projects and team goals.

  • In collaboration with Africa, MEER, VF, and Partnership Leaders, develop and deliver strategies and tools to help meet their key talent business objectives: National Director and other key leadership Talent pipelines.

Talent Management & Leadership:

  • Lead, mentor, and coach the Africa, MEER, and VF Talent Acquisition team, providing support for individual and team growth and development.

  • Develop and maintain multiple channels and networks in WVI partnership to build a deep, diverse understanding of the local contexts in which WVI works in order to ensure compliance with local recruitment practices and legal requirements.

  • Be intentional in identifying and developing required technical on-the-job skills in the Talent Acquisition team.

  • Establish Individual Development Plans that are evident for enhancing staff career growth, engagement, and retention.

  • Support the TA Team, through leading team change initiatives aimed at fulfilment of ongoing cohesion and effectiveness of the Global Talent Recruitment and Global P&C functions.

  • Provide guidance to P&C Colleagues supporting Talent Acquisition processes around Partnership Recruitment policies and processes.

  • Ensure ALL new applicable hires done by the team have gone through Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS) protocol.

International, Global, and Regional Recruitment/Management and Leadership Roles:

  • Serve as Leadership or Executive Recruiter for senior Africa, MEER, VF, and supporting Global Centre department roles and conduct thorough Position Briefs (assignment intake meetings) with hiring managers for recruitment of all managed positions.

  • Perform pre-screening calls as well as develop written Pre-screening Questionnaires for the purpose of evaluating applicants’ abilities and overall organisational culture and job alignment.

  • Conduct recruitment responsibilities in a professional, service-oriented, responsive, innovative, ethical and cost-effective manner in accordance with WVI goals and Christian principles.

  • Utilise recruitment tools appropriately and efficiently to ensure consistent, timely, and accurate data entry and management.

  • Interview candidates, combining various methods (e.g., structured interviews, technical assessments, observation, and behavioural assessments) to ensure the best candidate is appointed into a role.

  • Negotiate offer of employment with selected candidates within limits specified by the Partnership Recruitment Policy and the Hiring Office, guiding Line Managers and Leadership as appropriate, right up to the point of issuing a written Contract of Employment for successful candidates.

  • Promote the organisation’s reputation as a great place to work for Christian humanitarian professionals and senior for-profit experts with transferable skills. Also serve as WVI and VF’s Brand Ambassador through the Recruitment process, acting as a first gatekeeper and advocate.

  • Coordinate with the P&C Ops Support team and local hiring office to ensure appropriate orientation and on boarding programmes are in place for all new recruits.

Stakeholder Management, Customer Service and Workforce Planning:

  • Coordinate with Partnership. Regional and National office leaders to assess, plan and forecast for hiring needs.

  • Help in supporting leaders in creating Diversity Sourcing and Recruitment Strategy as appropriate for specialised work contexts, especially fragile contexts.

  • Develop, build and maintain relationships with global P&C Directors and support the consistent implementation of international recruitment policies, with particular emphasis on IA Compensation, Benefits, and Total Rewards approaches.

  • Attend client meetings (both in-person and virtually, as requested) and brief senior staff on sourcing and recruiting efforts.

  • Keep TA leadership updated on possible staffing needs and upcoming projects.

  • Lead the development and implementation of a Diversity Sourcing and Recruitment Strategy for all regions and supporting GC departments.

  • Maintain strong talent pipelines based on client needs, with particular focus on ND and other hard to fill roles.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • 7+ years’ experience in recruitment of leadership, managerial and professional technical positions in different countries and cultures, preferably in both the INGO and for-profit sector.

  • Previous Executive Recruitment experience, preferably in Africa and the Middle East/Eastern Europe.

  • Proven experience as a talent acquisition leader with a professional work team, utilising common systems approaches to work required.

  • Proven knowledge of common P&C (HR) policies and the use of problem-solving skills in a cross-cultural environment.

  • At least 5 years’ experience in full-cycle recruiting, sourcing, and employment branding, much of it within a global or multinational context.

  • Demonstrated ability of extensive use of creative Internet recruiting, sourcing tools and networking skills to connect with talent in different professions.

  • Ability to prioritise effectively and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced and ever-changing multinational organisation.

  • The ability to operate effectively within a geographically dispersed organisation and lead a virtual team.

  • Extensive customer service experience serving or supporting an international or global workforce required.

  • A deep understanding and passion for recruitment, aware of the latest trends and global talent market.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and MS Teams.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required as a minimum.

  • A Master’s degree in human resources or equivalent work experience is preferred.

  • Extensive experience utilising Topgrading selection methodology (preferred) and/or behavioural interviewing (e.g., BBI, Targeted Selection).

  • Solutions-oriented with strong problem-solving and follow-up skills.

  • A self-starter who is driven to find the best candidates for positions and who can work in an environment with minimal supervision.

  • A strong team player and collaborator who is able to effectively network amongst all work levels, both within and outside the organisation.

  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation communication skills (both written and oral).

  • A proven track record of providing exceptional cross-cultural customer service.

  • Experience in planning and forecasting workforce staffing needs, including pipelining.

  • Demonstrated computer literacy, including experience tracking recruitment metrics and developing strategies to improve outcomes.

  • Expertise in advanced internet searching, candidate research, and cold-calling.

  • Confident in advising and partnering with business partners, hiring managers, and other stakeholders.

  • An experienced Chrisitan leader who works to improve their spiritual maturity and that of others.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong relationships with INGO leaders in Africa and MEER.

  • Excellent relationship-building skills.

  • Certification/training in Internet Recruiting and Sourcing.

  • Current /previous WV experience highly preferred.

  • Second language such as Arabic, French or Portuguese is highly desirable.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

  • The position required flexibility to accommodate clients (candidates and leaders) in different time zones for scheduling meetings and supporting various recruitment outcomes.

People & Culture (HR) Change and Readiness Officer

*Position location to be determined by the 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:

Working with the Manager for P&C Readiness, change and Communications, this role will provide readiness, change management, and communications support for People & Culture (P&C) initiatives and projects, ensuring that the needs of P&C internal clients and centres of expertise (COEs) are met and that client/COE communications are aligned with the overall P&C Priorities, Global Communications standards, and World Vision’s strategy. This role will provide change and communications planning and implementation, analysis, writing, editing, video production/editing, and branding advice as needed. Provide intranet (SharePoint) administration for People & Culture as guided by team. Support content planning and story gathering/development for various P&C communications channels.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Communications:

  • Develop and integrate communications plans with key messages, target audiences and tactics identified to support the P&C operations, priorities and projects carried out by P&C internal clients, COEs and other stakeholders.

  • Engage with P&C internal clients, which may include both standing teams and project groups, to identify, develop and maintain a clear understanding of the clients’ purpose, objectives and critical success factors, as well as communication needs, platforms, and methods to support these teams and projects. Identify and resolve challenges as needed to improve communications with P&C audiences.

  • Actively collaborate in the implementation of the communications plans, which includes producing communications pieces (written, printed, banners, teasers, website design and maintenance, research, etc.)

  • Hands-on communications project support, including, but not limited to, managing, hosting and supporting of possible webinars, training sessions, fireside chats, video recording, etc.

Change Management:

  • Integrate change management methodology and activities into communications and/or project plans that support the implementations and initiatives of People & Culture in coordination with internal clients, COEs and other stakeholders.

  • Influence and maintain rapport with internal clients through continuous collaboration, responding to requests, arranging proactive meetings and resolving concerns related to change management.

  • Identify potential people-side risks and anticipated points of resistance, and make recommendations to mitigate change-related risks/concerns, identify change agents and execute proposed plans, etc.

  • Conduct change readiness assessments, evaluate results and present findings. Share the results with key stakeholders and offer counsel to develop and apply action plans.

Content Planning, Development and Analysis:

  • Prepare, tailor and edit internal communications content for various audiences that reinforce P&C Priorities, P&C initiatives and operations, and World Vision’s strategy and brand, including written, print and digital material such as announcements, articles for Global and P&C communications channels, training documents, guides, presentations, intranet pages/sites, infographics, etc.

  • Source and/or create content for the P&C newsletter, Global Communications channels, periodical reports, P&C announcements, videos, podcasts, photos, and any other piece of communication needed. This includes story gathering through interviews and research, etc.

  • Source communications services as needed, internally or externally, including graphic design, video, interactive media, etc.

  • Conduct ongoing analysis of current P&C communications mechanisms/channels. Provide recommendations on how improvements and innovations can be made. Develop new/refreshed mechanisms as needed for targeted P&C audiences.

  • Ensure compliance with WV Brand standards.

Client Engagement/Liaison:

  • Build relationships and a regular line of communication with P&C internal clients, COEs, Global Marketing and Communications, and other stakeholders.

  • Participate in team meetings and other briefing and planning meetings as appropriate.

Intranet / P&C Rhythm of the Business Support:

  • Engage with clients regarding needs for intranet content, such as team or project worksites, pages or sites for intranet content, posting of announcements, documents and other content to support P&C project needs - both in wvcentral and in related websites, internal or external to WV.

  • Gather requirements, design and develop intranet sites, subsites and pages with WV’s intranet (wvcentral) in SharePoint.

  • Regularly review P&C wvcentral content and make changes/improvements based on the needs of internal clients, other stakeholders and staff.

  • Maintain the P&C Rhythm of the Business Calendar and ensuring updates are shared with P&C Practitioners.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • At least three years working in a related field in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing, preferably in a global and multi-cultural environment.

  • Strong understanding of change management and communications tools and best practices.

  • Demonstrated relationship building and networking skills.

  • Ability to synthesise information into cohesive content.

  • Offer input on issues and challenge the status quo/conventional wisdom.

  • Rich media experience – intranets, video production/editing, podcasts.

  • A bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or a related client-services field, or equivalent work experience.

  • World Vision Change Management Certification or equivalent.

  • Fluency in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Technical proficiency in video production/editing, photo editing.

  • Technical proficiency in SharePoint (2013) administration and web content development.

  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 5-10% of the time.

Technical Advisor, Social and Behaviour Change

*Position location 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:

The TSO Senior Technical Advisor (STA) for Social and Behaviour Change position provides high quality technical assistance to clients in trainings, assessments, programme design, execution, monitoring, evaluation and scale-up of social & behavioural change (SBC) tools, core project models and sector approaches in alignment with World Vision’s (WV) strategy to improve child well-being (CWB) impact. This includes all aspects of grant acquisition and management for foundations, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors including facilitation, partnering with peer organizations and private sector engagement as per needs defined by Field Office, Regional, Support Office and Global Centre clients. The STA

will continue to learn and grow in technical expertise to provide best in class service while building capabilities of team members for SBC. This position may require travel up to 30%. The Senior Technical Advisor reports to the Health Technical Director with a matrix relationship to the Global Sector Lead, Health & Nutrition.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Senior Technical Advisor

Policies, Standards and Guidance:

  • Upon assignment, TA refines terms of reference with clear objectives, timeline, role & responsibilities and deliverables.

  • Provides high quality technical assistance to Field Offices for programme design, monitoring and evaluation, with a concentration on SBC tools (e.g. Barrier Analysis, Trials of Improved Practices [TIPS], positive deviance inquiries) and SBC CPMs (e.g. Nurturing Care Groups).

  • Co-creates and develops new project models and sector approaches in collaboration with and as per the requests from the Global Center (GC) Sector Lead.

  • Co-creates and develops online training resources (e.g. asynchronous Barrier Analysis and NCG trainings; smaller narrated presentations on SBC).

  • Provides technical assistance to Field Offices (FO) to contextualize and adapt project models and sector approaches, and to apply SBC-related tools, to their contexts.

  • Conducts technical reviews and provides consulting in response to requests from FO, Support Offices (SO), Regional Offices (RO) or GC clients.

  • Engage with leading global practitioners and donors to learn, share, develop and communicate external best practices and standards aligned with WV strategy, Our Promise (OP).

  • Using best practices, innovative thinking and cutting-edge technical expertise, TA provides insight and practical ideas for adaptive design of core project models, donor and partner models and next generation approaches.

  • Contribute to FO,s strategy design, and sector Technical Programme (TP) process based on a service request.

Staff Capability:

  • Work alongside Global Centre and Field Office staff to build understanding of WV’s global sectoral approaches and core project models and global best practices and lessons learned.

  • Provides training to clients as requested, including using data to inform decision making.

  • Mentors and coaches technical staff across sectors.

  • Contribute to the development of learning pathways for technical staff across sectors.

  • Identify best practices and lessons learned from program implementation, document and share to Community of Practice (COP) as needed.

  • Participate in sector COP.

Innovation/Research:

  • Influence Global Centre and field implementation teams with innovative and promising approaches.

  • Share learnings within team (sector and/or project model).

  • Lead or support the development of articles, presentations, manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, and other products that contribute to World Vision’s technical brand in alignment with relevant external engagement strategies.

Programme Design:

  • Provide technical expertise for all aspects of programme design (including win themes, theory of change development, logframe, proposal coordination and writing etc.) based on data, to enhance impact and evidence of impact.

  • Develop research agendas for inclusion in grants to enhance evidence of impact.

  • Lead, facilitate or participate in assessments.

  • Lead or participate in developing winning programme design and resultant proposals for grant donors as per requests from clients including developing alternative approaches.

  • Support FOs in developing capacity statement.

  • Acts as key technical personnel of grant funded programmes for Field Offices during start-up or transition phases.

Programme Implementation:

  • Facilitate and/or participate in learning events.

  • Document lessons learned and generate stories of impact.

  • Ensure FO TP designs meet organizational standards.

  • Influence decision makers and technical specialists across the partnership, (especially in FOs and SOs) for continuous Programme Quality and quality improvements using programme data.

  • Lead and/or participate in programme assessments and evaluations and provide inputs and advice.

  • Assist with scale-up of core project model implementation in FOs, in alignment with strategy.

TSO Business Processes

Knowledge Management and Communications:

  • Contributes to organizational learning through active engagement and leadership within internal and external COPs, especially WV’s existing SBC CoP and the CORE Group SBCWG.

  • Share client engagement best practices across TSO.

Professional Development:

  • Commitment to ongoing learning for professional development and growth.

Internal Relationships:

  • Work collaboratively with staff in other TSO sectors, and with GC sector and ministry teams.

  • Approach work with a commitment to client-service, that grows the capacity of FO clients.

External Engagement:

  • Engage with external agencies as needed in the provision of technical services to clients.

  • Represent WV in external conferences, donor meetings, technical forum, etc. as requested by clients.

Admin:

  • Maintain projects in Workfront.

  • Complete travel bookings and expense reports.

  • Ensure internal information management systems are updated and maintained.

  • Complete required Compliance Trainings.

  • Participate in team meetings and communication.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Senior technical specialist.

  • 5 years (min) field level and headquarters experience.

  • Master’s degree in relevant technical area of specialization (MPH preferred).

  • Trained in Designing for Behaviour Change or Barrier Analysis (5 day minimum course) and the Care Group Approach (5 day minimum course).

  • Knowledge of multiple behaviour change models.

  • Substantive grant experience required.

  • Practitioner/contributor DME experience preferred.

  • Fragile context or humanitarian experience ideal.

  • Language skills appropriate to geographic assignment’.

  • Training / adult learning as a required capability.

  • Multi-regional experience, multiple contexts, multiple languages.

  • Strong experience in building competencies for Social and Behaviour change across contexts (fragile, development, urban) and across sectors (health, nutrition, child protection, WASH and others).

  • Strong experience in training field staff and others in Barrier Analysis or Designing for Behaviour Change, and the Care Group approach. Training experience with Make Me a Change Agent a plus.

  • Strong experience in grants acquisition and management with bilateral and multilateral donors as defined in attached GAM competency overview.

  • Experience in programming, grant implementation and management.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Masters Degree in a relevant area (MPH preferred).

  • Second language proficiency.

  • Networked with deep knowledge of the sector and the significant actors.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Early Childhood Development Technical Advisor, TSO

*Position location 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:

The Early Childhood Development Technical Advisor (TA) position provides high quality technical assistance to clients in assessments, programme design, execution, monitoring, evaluation and scale-up of core project models and sector approaches in alignment with World Vision’s (WV) strategy to improve child well-being (CWB) impact, specifically in the life cycle of early childhood development (8 years old and below). This includes all aspects of grant acquisition and management for foundations, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors including facilitation, partnering with peer organizations and private sector engagement as per needs defined by Field Office, Regional, Support Office (SO) and Global Centre (GC) clients. The TA will continue to learn and grow in technical expertise to provide best in class service for Early Childhood Development. This position will travel up to 30% for client requests and where possible for the individual. The TA reports to the sector Technical Director.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Field Office and Regional Office Assignments

Programme Design:

  • Provide high quality technical assistance to Field Offices for programme design, monitoring and evaluation in ECD programmes.

  • Provide technical expertise for all aspects of ECD programme design (including win themes, theory of change development, logframe, proposal coordination and writing etc.) based on data, to enhance impact and evidence of impact.

  • Develop research agendas for inclusion in grants to enhance evidence of impact using global tools and standards related to early childhood development milestones and environments.

  • Lead, facilitate or participate in assessments.

  • Lead or participate in developing winning ECD programme design and resultant proposals for grant donors as per requests from clients including developing alternative approaches.

  • Support Field Offices in developing capacity statement and

  • Acts as key technical personnel of grant funded programmes for Field Offices during start-up or transition phases.

Programme Implementation:

  • Ensure Field Offices ECD programme designs meet organizational standards.

  • Influence decision makers and technical specialists across the partnership, for continuous Programme Quality and quality improvement using programme data.

  • Lead and/or participate in programme assessments and evaluations and provide inputs and advice.

  • Assist with scale-up of core project model implementation in FOs, in alignment with strategy.

Innovation and Learning:

  • Influence Global Centre and field implementation teams with innovative and promising approaches.

  • Facilitate and/or participate in learning events.

  • Document lessons learned and generate stories of impact.

  • Share learnings within team (sector and/or project model).

  • Participate in Regional COP (Community of Practice) or learning networks relevant to the sector.

Staff Capability:

  • Work alongside Field Office staff to build understanding of WV’s global sectoral approaches and core project models and global best practices and lessons learned.

  • Provides training (virtual or in country) to clients as requested, including using data to inform decision making.

  • Mentors and coaches technical staff in FOs and SOs.

  • Contribute to the development of learning pathways for technical staff.

Global Centre Engagement and Assignments

Project Model Guidance and Adaptation:

  • Co-creates and develops new project models and sector approaches in collaboration with and as per the requests from the Global Center (GC) Sector Team.

  • Using best practices, innovative thinking and cutting-edge technical expertise, TA provides insight and practical ideas for adaptive design of core project models, donor and partner models and next generation approaches.

Research:

  • Lead or support the development of articles, presentations and other products that contribute to World Vision’s technical brand in alignment with relevant external engagement strategies and donor needs.

Personal Development, TSO Core and Domains

Professional Development:

  • Commitment to ongoing learning for professional development and growth.

  • Engage with leading global practitioners and donors to learn, share, develop and communicate external best practices and standards aligned with WV strategy, Our Promise (OP).

TSO Systems and Knowledge Management:

  • Lead or participate in a TSO Domain/GAM CORE team.

  • Serve as a Core Project Model or Approach ‘Hero’ for your sector team.

Administration and Management

TSO Business Processes & CREDO

Internal Relationships:

  • Work collaboratively with staff in other TSO sectors, and with GC sector and ministry teams.

  • Approach work with a commitment to client-service that grows the capacity of FO clients.

External Engagement:

  • Engage with external agencies as needed in the provision of technical services to clients.

  • Represent WV in external conferences, donor meetings, technical forum, etc. as requested by clients.

Admin:

  • Maintain projects in Workfront.

  • Complete travel bookings and expense reports.

  • Ensure internal information management systems are updated and maintained.

  • Complete required Compliance Trainings.

  • Participate in team meetings and communication.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Mid-level/senior ECD technical specialist.

  • 5 years (min) field level and headquarters experience.

  • Master’s degree in relevant technical area of specialization related to early childhood development.

  • Substantive grant experience required.

  • DME experience preferred.

  • Fragile context or humanitarian experience ideal.

  • Proficient in English.

  • French or Spanish is ideal.

  • Training / adult learning as a required capability.

  • Multi-regional experience, multiple contexts.

  • Strong experience in grants acquisition and management with bilateral and multilateral donors as defined in attached GAM competency overview.

  • Experience in programming, grant implementation and management.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Masters Degree in a relevant subject.

  • Second language proficiency.

  • Networked with deep knowledge of the sector and the significant actors.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Technical Advisor, TSO Livelihood

*Position location 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:

The Technical Service Organisation (TSO) Senior Technical Advisor (STA)/Technical Advisor (TA) position provides high quality technical assistance to clients in assessments, programme design, execution, monitoring, evaluation and scale-up of core project models and sector approaches in alignment with World Vision’s (WV) strategy to improve child well-being (CWB) impact. This includes all aspects of grant acquisition and management for foundations, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors including facilitation, partnering with peer organizations and private sector engagement as per needs defined by Field Office, Regional, Support Office and Global Centre clients. The STA/TA will continue to learn and grow in technical expertise to provide best in class service. This position will travel up to 30% for client requests and where possible for the individual. The Senior Technical Advisor/ TA reports to the sector Technical Director.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Field Office and Regional Office Assignments

Programme Design:

  • Provide high quality technical assistance to Field Offices for programme design, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Provide technical expertise for all aspects of programme design (including win themes, theory of change development, logframe, proposal coordination and writing etc.) based on data, to enhance impact and evidence of impact.

  • Develop research agendas for inclusion in grants to enhance evidence of impact.

  • Lead, facilitate or participate in assessments.

  • Lead or participate in developing winning programme design and resultant proposals for grant donors as per requests from clients including developing alternative approaches.

  • Support FOs in developing capacity statement and Acts as key technical personnel of grant funded programmes for Field Offices during start-up or transition phases.

Programme Implementation:

  • Ensure FO TP designs meet organizational standards.

  • Influence decision makers and technical specialists across the partnership, (especially in FOs and SOs) for continuous Programme Quality and quality improvement using programme data.

  • Lead and/or participate in programme assessments and evaluations and provide inputs and advice.

  • Assist with scale-up of core project model implementation in FOs, in alignment with strategy.

Innovation and Learning:

  • Influence Global Centre and field implementation teams with innovative and promising approaches.

  • Facilitate and/or participate in learning events.

  • Document lessons learned and generate stories of impact.

  • Share learnings within team (sector and/or project model).

  • Participate in Regional COP (Community of Practice) or learning networks relevant to the sector.

Staff Capability:

  • Work alongside Field Office staff to build understanding of WV’s global sectoral approaches and core project models and global best practices and lessons learned.

  • Provides training (virtual or in country) to clients as requested, including using data to inform decision making.

  • Mentors and coaches technical staff in FOs and SOs.

  • Contribute to the development of learning pathways for technical staff.

Global Centre Engagement and Assignments

Project Model Guidance and Adaptation:

  • Co-creates and develops new project models and sector approaches in collaboration with and as per the requests from the Global Center (GC) Sector Team.

  • Using best practices, innovative thinking and cutting-edge technical expertise, TA provides insight and practical ideas for adaptive design of core project models, donor and partner models and next generation approaches.

Research:

  • Lead or support the development of articles, presentations and other products that contribute to World Vision’s technical brand in alignment with relevant external engagement strategies and donor needs.

Personal Development, TSO Core and Domains

Professional Development:

  • Commitment to ongoing learning for professional development and growth.

  • Engage with leading global practitioners and donors to learn, share, develop and communicate external best practices and standards aligned with WV strategy, Our Promise (OP).

TSO Systems and Knowledge Management:

  • Lead or participate in a TSO Domain/GAM CORE team.

  • Serve as a Core Project Model or Approach ‘Hero’ for your sector team.

Administration and Management

TSO Business Processes & CREDO:

Internal Relationships:

  • Work collaboratively with staff in other TSO sectors, and with GC sector and ministry teams.

  • Approach work with a commitment to client-service that grows the capacity of FO clients.

External Engagement:

  • Engage with external agencies as needed in the provision of technical services to clients.

  • Represent WV in external conferences, donor meetings, technical forum, etc. as requested by clients.

Admin:

  • Maintain projects in Workfront.

  • Complete travel bookings and expense reports.

  • Ensure internal information management systems are updated and maintained.

  • Complete required Compliance Trainings.

  • Participate in team meetings and communication.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Mid-level/senior technical specialist.

  • 5 years (min) field level and headquarters experience.

  • Master’s degree in relevant technical area of specialization.

  • Substantive grant experience preferred.

  • Practitioner DME experience required.

  • Fragile context or humanitarian experience ideal.

  • Language skills appropriate to geographic assignment’.

  • Training / adult learning as a required capability.

  • Multi-regional experience, multiple contents, multiple langages.

  • High level of academic and practical proficiency to undertake all aspects of programme design, monitoring and evaluation including design of tools, conducting complex baseline and end-line evaluations, analysis and report writing in English.

    And or

  • Strong experience in grants acquisition and management with bilateral and multilateral donors as defined in attached GAM competency overview.

  • Experience in programming, grant implementation and management.

  • High proficiency in grant writing.

  • Experience in Agricultural approaches; ideally including fragile context, climate smart, food systems and or nutrition sensitive principles and practice.

  • Experience in value chain and market systems approaches.

    And or

  • Experience with Climate change and environmental adaptation and mitigation approaches.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Qualifications in Agricultural or Environmental and Climate change disciplines.

  • Strong English language, spoken and written proficiency.

  • Masters Degree in a relevant subject.

  • Networked with deep knowledge of the sector and the significant actors.

  • Experience with Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) and or Women’s economic empowerment.

Work Environment/Travel:

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