National Director, Jerusalem West Bank Gaza

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To provide overall strategic and operational leadership for World Vision Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza (JWG). To strategically lead, develop and direct the implementation of all aspects of World Vision’s ministry, aligned with World Vision’s news global Strategy, OurPromise2030, in advocacy, development and relief/emergency- as an effective and responsible member of the World Vision Partnership in line with Twin Citizenship principles: making a commitment to honour both the work of Jerusalem West Bank Gaza by recognizing local/national interest and by building unity for the greater good of the global World Vision organisation (also known as “The World Vision Partnership”).

To ensure high ministry quality and high impact in the field; be accountable for all of aspects of World Vision’s work in Jerusalem West Bank Gaza and ensure proper financial management, risk management, audit compliance, and security. Additionally, to ensure that World Vision’s ministry is directly contributing to the sustained Well-Being of Children and the fulfilment of their rights within families and communities. To represent World Vision to all media, donors, project partners and other World Vision offices and divisions, local government, church representatives and non-governmental organizations serving according to given Power of Attorney.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic and Operational Leadership:

  • Provide overall leadership, encouragement and support to the Jerusalem West Bank and Gaza (JWG) National Office, in line with World Vision’s Vision, Mission, Core Values, strategic priorities and imperatives;

  • Develop and implement National Office strategy (aligned with the World Vision Partnership Strategy, Our Promise 2030) and annual operating plan with clear, realistic and measurable targets;

  • Identify resources needed to implement the National Office Strategy, and coordinate with the rest of the World Vision Partnership to ensure these resources are allocated to the Jerusalem West Bank and Gaza National Office;

  • Promote key World Vision organisational and Partnership policies, operating standards and practices among staff and partners and ensure that these are applied comprehensively as the foundation of National Office operations and work;

  • Work closely with the Chair to convene quarterly meetings and engage the JWG Amuta Board and Advisory Council in accordance with World Vision Partnership policies and practices for good and effective governance of the National Office, and assure effective compliance with statutory reporting requirements, and applicable World Vision International policies in all areas of operations;

  • Lead and manage the Jerusalem West Bank and Gaza National Office team to facilitate a high performance culture, open trustworthy relationships and integrity; Promote a culture of learning and development, employee engagement and good stewardship of human capital in the office; Build sustainability through effective organisational succession planning;

  • Model a high standard of Christian maturity and integrity as an example to staff in leadership, ministry, personal lifestyle and work relationships, and provide overall spiritual leadership and guidance to staff;

  • Promote and model a high level of transparency, integrity and zero tolerance to fraud;

  • Ensure that Jerusalem West Bank and Gaza National Office leadership staff are capable of working in interfaith contexts and are familiar with World Vision’s commitments and policies in such contexts.

Performance Management & Accountabilities:

  • Ensure implementation and compliance to Partnership policies, performance management standards, principles, protocols and best practices, while seeking to implement performance management guidelines on reasonable level;

  • Ensure excellent standards in managing the human, financial, capital and technical resources of the organization, which also includes inspiring and maintaining high standards of work and clear accountability to stakeholders;

  • Ensure business continuity through an integrated risk management approach, including security, financial, operational and reputation risks by developing contingency plans and scenarios, and implementing standards for monitoring, escalating, responding to and managing incidents; and take ownership of the action plans;

  • Ensure effective and efficient organizational practices that result in successful financial and operational audit ratings, and ensure execution of action plans to resolve audit findings in an agreed and timely manner and undertake appropriate reporting of audit results and actions;

  • Ensure high ministry quality in the pursuit of Child Well Being impact, with the National Office achieving planned annual targets at all stages of the LEAP 3 (Learning Through Evaluation with Accountability & Planning) cycle on a sustainable basis;

  • Ensure the continued development of technical approaches and establishment of national level programs; and that adequate resources are acquired and managed to meet and enable quality program implementation; strengthen evidence-based programming and enable staff to use evidence to improve decision-making;

  • Ensure accountability for the implementation of effective ministry to all key stakeholders. Ensure a relevant, timely and accurate flow of management and operational reports according to program objectives and standards and to meet reporting standards of donors and international partners, Regional and Partnership Offices (as specified in the Covenant of Partnership) and local partners;

  • Promote a culture that is consistent with World Vision’s Core Values, encourages adherence to good internal controls practices and ensuring at the same time the highest standards of quality and compliance with World Vision policies and international standards for emergency response, disaster mitigation, rehabilitation and development;

  • Ensure the National Office complies to all local laws, protocols and standards and remains in good standing in the local community; represent World Vision in courts if required; and ensure and oversee proper mechanisms for Child Protection and other World Vision standards and principles implementation;

  • Ensure office profile management and positioning, security function planning and implementation to ensure staff and organizational safety and security.

External Engagement & Advocacy:

  • Represent World Vision and effectively manage the profile of World Vision Jerusalem West Bank and Gaza and relationships with the Government of Israel, Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), the governing authorities in the West Bank and Gaza;

  • Manage relations with AIDA (Association of International Development Agencies) and the international community cooperating on areas of common interests while maintaining operational independence;

  • Build World Vision’s profile with relevant Government Ministries and local Governorates, donor and UN agencies, churches and local media; Position World Vision Jerusalem West Bank and Gaza as a partner of choice with key donor agencies;

  • Actively participate as a member of the UN Humanitarian Country Team and ensure strong representation on the UN Advocacy Sub Committee;

  • Strengthen awareness of World Vision’s s programmes both within and external to the World Vision Partnership;

  • Provide leadership and support to World Vision Partnership international advocacy initiatives and campaigns, including “It takes a world to end violence against children”, World Vision’s global communications campaign.

  • Review and approve all World Vision media statements regarding Israel and Palestine Act as spokesperson of World Vision with the media;

  • Take a leading role in supporting the World Vision Partnership to resolve and manage and media crisis regarding World Vision’s engagement in Israel and Palestine.

Documentation and Reporting:

  • Participate in World Vision Middle East and Eastern European (MEERO) regional leadership meetings and provide monthly reports on a timely basis to Regional Leadership on national office highlights and top issues;

  • Report to World Vision internal and external stakeholders on a regular basis; participate in relevant strategic and operational coordination forums and meetings (both internal and external);

  • Visit Jerusalem West Bank and Gaza field operations locations regularly, to assess the ministry progress and encourage staff, and to provide progress reports to the World Vision Middle East and Eastern European Regional Leadership;

  • Ensure that all Jerusalem West Bank and Gaza National Office operational records are maintained and retained securely;

  • Other responsibilities may be added or removed as the situation requires.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • University degree or qualification in a relevant subject with a focus on leadership, management, project management or other relevant skills;

  • At least 10 years proven leadership and operational experience with International NGOs / UN;

  • Proven work experience in dynamic conflict zones;

  • Ability to analyse complex political contexts;

  • Proven visionary and strategic thinking, combined with the ability to analyse critical issues and develop discerning conclusions;

  • Ability to work under pressure and make key decisions that impact the safety and wellbeing of WV staff;

  • Good knowledge of finance, financial management and internal controls;

  • A mature Christian with sound values;

  • Experience working as a Christian in a predominantly Muslim context;

  • Understanding and experience of Arabic culture and values;

  • Experience in managing integrated Relief/Development and Advocacy programs;

  • Proven experience in overseeing large Government grants, major private donors and/or complex multi sectorial operations;

  • Strong team building and coaching experience, especially in leading organisational and cultural change;

  • World Vision international experience;

  • Politically astute and well developed diplomatic skills (dealing with host government, state and non-state armed actors, donors and staff and WV Partnership);

  • Proven skills in negotiation and ability to handle multiple demands from many stakeholders (networking);

  • Must be a collaborator and team builder committed to the transfer of knowledge;

  • Strong commitment to WV’s vision, mission and core values;

  • Responsible steward of resources and assets;

  • Innovator and courageous, calculated risk taker;

  • Fluent in English (written and oral) is required, knowledge of Arabic is an added advantage;

  • Experience and/ or clear understanding of National Board governance and development process

  • Previous National Director Experience;

  • Exposure to conflict and post-conflict contexts as well as interfaith dialogue.

Preferred:

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) with ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with senior internal and external stakeholders;

  • Personal integrity and commitment to faithful stewardship and accountability;

  • Understands and values diversity and maximizes diversity to achieve organizational goals;

  • Must have knowledge of basic computer software such as MS Office and Lotus Notes;

  • Experience in the Middle East.

Head of Supporter Engagement, WV New Zealand

*Applicants can apply by emailing: [email protected] with their cover letter and CV. Applications received through www.careers.wvi.org will NOT be considered.

World Vision New Zealand is the largest overseas humanitarian organisation in New Zealand. We implement emergency relief and long-term community development projects. Inspired by Christian values, we aim to engage New Zealanders in the fight against global poverty and injustice. We operate in 23 countries, employ over 100 staff throughout New Zealand, and have a strong volunteer's database.

The Role:

The Head of Supporter Engagement will lead the engagement, fundraising, and retention of World Vision NZ’s Supporters whilst contributing to reshaping the World Vision experience. This role will manage the Supporter Journeys (CX) and align the ‘’right product experience to the ideal supporter segment’’. Reporting into the Marketing and Engagement Director, this position leads 3 direct Managers and over 20 staff in our Penrose office.

  • Lead Product Management (including pricing, retention, positioning, Supporter experience (CX), Supporter Journeys & insights)

  • Optimise Fundraising to our current Supporters

  • Grow acquisition of new Supporters within the Tele-Sales channel

  • Champion Supporter satisfaction through our Customer Care team

The successful applicant will benefit from being part of an experienced and effective team here in New Zealand as well as being part of the global World Vision partnership.

What we're looking for:

  • Experience in a similar leadership role with demonstrated ability to propose, initiate and lead result outcome-based initiatives.

  • Excellent people leadership, networking, negotiation and communication skills.

  • Proven senior technical leadership in marketing, (preference for Marketing & Fundraising experience).

  • Strong in report writing, research and developing actionable plans and commercial outcomes.

  • Experience in managing and planning budgets both operation and project.

  • Excellent project management skills using current methodologies.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships, functional with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Works collaboratively with a strong team spirit.

  • An affinity to Christian beliefs and values.

Why World Vision?

  • For over 40 years World Vision's name in New Zealand has been synonymous with eliminating poverty, restoring communities and saving lives. Responding to the challenges of global poverty in a contemporary world, World Vision is implementing a new strategic focus to increase its effectiveness.

These are just a few of the reasons World Vision is a great place to work:

  • Our culture is fun, professional and supportive.

  • We employ fantastic people who are experts in their field and great mentors.

  • We celebrate our successes.

  • We are the largest international NGO in NZ.

  • We are part of the world’s largest Children’s aid organisation with over 40,000 staff globally.

  • We work alongside hundreds of other WV global marketing leaders, and also partner with World Vision International’s marketing team.

  • We make a difference in people's lives every day!

WVV Finance and Support Services Director

This position is also open to expatriates, with an international pay, but under local contract status.

World Vision is a Christian relief and development organisation working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As a child-focused organization, World Vision’s (WV) work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. WVV has a total income of around US$ 19,000,000 (FY17) with funding from 16 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Funding of WVV consists of sponsorship program funding (70%) and Private Non Sponsorship (PNS)/Grants (30%). World Vision International-Vietnam employs about 430 staff, of which 99% are Vietnamese nationals.

In 2018, World Vision Vietnam is implementing 37 Area Programmes (APs) which operate in 5 zones: North 1 (Hoa Binh, Dien Bien), North 2 (Yen Bai, Tuyen Quang), North 3 (Hung Yên, Thanh Hoa, Hai Phong), Central (Quang Tri, Quang Nam, Danang) and South (Quang Ngai, Binh Thuan, Ho Chi Minh, DakNong). WVV’s APs focus within one administrative district of a province which usually populated by ethnic minority people with very high rates of poverty. A uniqueness of WVV’s AP approach and structure is that team members are based at district level where the AP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis. Beside the APs, WVV is also implementing different Special and Grant Projects to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children in both AP and non-AP areas.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Provide overall leadership, oversight and management support for all aspects of financial management in the National Office. This position is seen as a strategic partner, member of the Senior Management/Leadership Team of the NO, with a focus on ensuring accountability, stewardship, coordinating planning and budgeting processes, providing accurate financial data, analysis and advices, as well as developing financial strategy that best serves the NO strategic and program objectives. Responsible for the finance staff capacity strengthening, the development and implementation of good internal controls, risk management, and utilization and safe guarding of assets according to WV approved policies and procedures.

Provide overall leadership to the Administration/ Procurement function ensuring that the national office is effectively supported, staff have a clean, secure and hospitable place to work and the procurement of organizational resources is executed effectively, efficiently and economically.

Provide overall leadership to the IT team and ensure that the office has reliable, sufficient connectivity and the organizations information systems and resources are adequately protected.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership, Capacity Development and Strategic Partnering:

  • Provide strong and positive leadership to the finance and support services department ensuring competent and motivated staff are hired and retained, providing efficient delivery of services.

  • Coordinate professional and personal development of staff through adequate orientation, on-the-job coaching, identification of learning, training needs and opportunities (e.g. in accounting, SunSystems, grant management, risk management, leadership, etc.); and succession planning.

  • Model Christ-centered servant leadership and support spiritual development of his/her team.

  • Actively participate in the NO Senior Management/ Leadership team meetings.

  • Attend and actively participate in strategic regional meetings.

  • Facilitate ND, Operations, Board and other department’s staff in understanding and interpretation of financial statements.

  • Ensure partnership finance policies and procedures are understood by Senior Management, Operations/Technical staff, Communities, Local Partners and Board, as appropriate.

  • Develop strong networks internally (other NOs, SOs and partnership entities) and externally (other NGOs, banking entities, communities, etc.) through effective communication, relationships and twin citizenship.

  • Promote shared resource networks within the region, and the partnership.

  • Adhere to WVI key policy documents – mission, core values, and covenant of partnership.

Stewardship:

  • Ensure adequate cost efficiency and effectiveness measures are in place and are being followed through:

  • Providing cost analysis, promoting benchmarks and making recommendations for determining effective resource utilization at all levels.

  • Contributing to the development of appropriate policies and procedures for procurement of goods and services.

Financial Planning and Budgeting:

  • In collaboration with other NO Directors, advise the ND on strategic resource acquisition and allocation in line with RWG/VIR (Regional Working Group /Virtual Investment Review) recommendations approved by the Regional Leader.

  • Coordinate the planning and budgeting process and provide technical support, to ensure global and regional guidelines are met.

  • Review alignment of budgets between National Office, projects, grants, MyPBAS and Support Offices.

  • Control of NO budget, cash flow and project funding, by providing timely and relevant information to budget managers, in collaboration with the Operations Leader.

  • Contribute to the development of WV NO strategic direction and priorities.

Fiscal Accounting, Compliance, Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Design and manage systems, policies and procedures that provide appropriate levels of security and control of WV assets, resources and operations.

  • Coordinate the submission of timely, accurate and complete relevant reporting to the Partnership and to internal users.

  • Define and implement efficient and effective internal control systems.

  • Adhere to partnership policies, procedures and guidelines as stipulated in the WVI Financial Manual and other documents, including – but not limited to: grant compliance, planning & budgeting, year-end closing, carry forward, accounting and reporting.

  • Coordinate the timely and accurate submission of financial reports in Notes FFR (Field Financial Reporting) database.

  • Review the reconciliation of MyPBAS to FFR monthly with action plan for addressing outstanding items.

  • Provide regular analysis of ADP/Grant financial reports and timely feedback to ADP/Grant managers for decision making.

  • Ensure NO Finance staff visit Programs/Projects to monitor accountability issues, follow up on implementation of audit findings and provide support as needed.

Financial Risk Management and Controls:

  • Manage appropriate financial systems and controls and ensure they are in place to avoid significant finance audit risk ratings, both at the NO and project levels.

  • Coordinate management responses to finance audits performed to the NO and projects; ensure they are sent on time to the Audit Department; and that finance related audit recommendations are implemented timely at all levels.

  • Coordinate adequate preparation for GC and external audits.

  • Manage Financial Risk.

  • Implement anti-corruption and fraud strategies.

Administration:

  • Ensure WV staff and assets are secured, safe well maintained, oversee logistics coordination.

  • Ensure that WV provides quality hospitality services to staff and visitors.

  • Transportation/Logistics. Responsible for vehicle procurement, management and maintenance.

Procurement

  • Coordinate and ensure an optimal interface between the procurement and other departments for efficient customer service delivery.

Improve IT Infrastructure and provide quality Service:

  • Ensure improved office/programs connectivity.

  • Facilitate and ensure preparation of and adherence to computer usage policies.

  • Ensure office disaster preparedness and policies updated to include new technologies, trends and threats.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration, or a related field.

  • MBA in Finance, MSC in Finance/Accounting/Auditing preferred.

  • ACCA, CIMA, CPA or equivalent preferred.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Solid knowledge of accounting principles, financial systems, budget/cash flow monitoring and internal accounting controls.

  • Ability to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.

  • Must be able to lead and manage a team.

  • Good working knowledge of computerized accounting systems, preferable Sun Systems & Vision. Must be computer literate in Microsoft Office programs.

  • Knowledge of government grant regulations and financial reporting requirements preferred.

  • Knowledge of local accounting system preferred.

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

  • Good oral/written and interpersonal skills.

  • Able to work on a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff.

  • Ability to travel within country, regional and internationally.

  • Minimum 5-year experience in finance position with medium business/medium NGO/government agency.

  • Minimum 2-year experience in finance management position.

  • Experience of treasury activities, establishment and monitoring of budgets and an understanding of data processing concepts and systems is preferred.

  • Experience with humanitarian aid in-country is a plus.

Faith and Development Officer

NOTE: ONLY CAMBODIAN NATIONALS MAY APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

World Vision International is an international Christian Humanitarian Organization working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation and seek justice. We are global community with a purpose – to bring about positive change in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. People are inspired to work for us because they want to contribute to making a difference. We are part of an international team, using our talent, determination and influence to invest in a better tomorrow.

Are you ready to be a change maker?

Our Cambodia Office is seeking for one (01) qualified local candidate to fill in the position below:

JOB ID : BTB-FY18-F014

Position: Faith and Development Officer

Location: Battambang & Kampong Chhnang

Salary: 749-937 USD

I. THE PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

  • To provide overall leadership and guidance in reinforcing and upholding our Christian foundation, identity internally and externally.

  • To provide leadership and support leaders in the Zone, APs and Projects in staff Spiritual Formation and Nurture. Enhance and build the capacity of team to uphold Christian identity and witnessing to the good news of the kingdom of God.

II. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Staff Spiritual Formation and Capacity Building/Networking

  • Spiritual Nurture of Children, Celebrating Families, Channel of Hope for Child Protection

  • Church Partnership

  • Faith and Development Resource Management:

III. REQUIREMENTS:

  • As part of the World Vision Cambodia mandate requirements for new staff, all candidates who are offered job are required to produce Local Police Clearance Certificate prior to date of joining in the organisation. We recommend applying for the certificate upon application submission.

  • Graduated from Bible School/ Theology, or Social Sciences/Physiology, Development Studies

  • Good theology knowledge in diversity of church context

  • Planning Skill

  • Effective Communication and Facilitation Skills

  • MS Offices Literature

  • 3 years’ experience contributing to staff care, spiritual formation, counselling and staff intervention

  • A mature Christian and active in church ministry and development work

  • 2 Years experiences in church partnership/engagement

  • Experience in training or facilitating workshops

  • Ability to work with accuracy under time constraints and pressure

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Please download World Vision Application Form from the link: http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-cambodia, fill in and then

  2. Submit the completed Application Form, CV and Cover Letter to Email: [email protected]. Please copy JOB ID BTB-FY18-F014 to be your email subject. If you have any questions please contact us at Tel: 023 216 052 Ext: 121

GO GREEN! SAVE THE TREES!

All applications should be sent in soft copy (word document or PDF)

World Vision Cambodia is committed to the principles of workplace diversity. Qualified women and disabled people are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be notified. Applications and CVs will not be returned.

WVI is committed to the protection of children. We do not employ staff whose background is not aligned to our child protection practices. Hence employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Closing date is 19 December 2018, at 5:00 PM

Cash and Market Based Programming Advisor

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Jordan, Europe or Latin America & Carribean Region where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Advisor for Cash Based Programming (CBP) will have responsibility for the coordination and tracking of Disaster Management (DM) CoP cash and market based programming projects. As a member of the DM/ Technical Resources Team, s/he will be responsible for technical leadership, business intelligence, branding and administrative oversight of this emerging project portfolio. S/he will serve as the principal institutional point of contact for DM cash and market activities, technical support to Regional Office (RO) and National Offices (NOs), including resource development and will ensure that this new way of working is communicated effectively. The post holder will also help NO’s to develop

partnerships and agreements with financial service providers and mobile network operators in various contexts.

The advisor shall have a very good understanding of aid organization (including UN) and private sector dynamics related to cash and market based programming and work carefully and collaboratively to support stakeholders as appropriate.

The position holder will deploy to the field up to 30%-40% of his/ her time to assist and promote CBP in emergency or recovery operations, s/he may have to liaise with or manage a team of technical staff and will engage with the response leadership to ensure quality, timeliness and efficiency of all cash and market related activities. Such work will include pre-positioning of CBP capacity and technical guidance, including oversight for market assessments and market strengthening activities as well as related procurement functions, context-specific approaches for cash transfers and the use of digital technology as appropriate. The advisor is therefore expected to have strong experience in cash based programming, guiding operational implementation, as well as support for resource acquisition, external engagement and facilitate reporting/ tracking of CBP with designated geographies. Experience in the financial and IT industries is helpful but not mandatory. Strong inter-cultural skills, listening as well as influencing, coordination and management skills will ensure the security, feasibility, and sustainability of multi-sector projects and contributions to child wellbeing outcomes. This role will work as integral part of the CBP and humanitarian partnering team, linking with technical specialist resource staff (CP, WASH, food etc.) for multipurpose as well as multi-sector CBP, collaborate with the Systems and Capabilities’ teams to ensure technical input into systems’ and process development and strategic organizational capacity building and training of field cash capacities, as well as with the External Engagement & Resource Development Team for joint identification of and successful acquisition of resources.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Cash Programming Strategic Guidance to Field:

  • Provide leadership, influence and coordination in the development, dissemination and promotion of humanitarian cash transfer programming roadmap, standards and tools.

  • Work with relevant stakeholders to contribute in development and implementation of DM partnering strategic roadmap as it refers to collaboration with financial service providers (FSPs) for scaling the delivery of cash and expanding cash capability across WVI.

  • Incorporate feedback into cash roadmap, delivery processes, preparedness plans for scaling the use of cash in response and recovery programmes.

  • Ensure that finalized cash roadmap is communicated appropriately when providing remote technical advice and expertise to stakeholders in target NOs for market assessments, project design, start-up, phase-in, phase-out, communications, reporting, monitoring and evaluation of DM cash programming related activities.

Cash Preparedness & Capacity Building:

  • Collaborate with SO IPG teams and Regional (RO) and target National Offices (NO) to implement global CBP roadmap and develop and conduct training in cash programming methodologies and concepts, including market analysis, programme design, monitoring and evaluation, if required.

  • Contribute to design and development and review processes for delivering / testing global cash delivery application that takes users through a stepped process for preparing, designing and delivering cash transfers across sectors and countries.

  • Support other units at global and regional levels (Reporting, Finance, GAM, etc.) to develop / pilot internal operating and financial procedures, tools and guidelines for supporting cash programmes.

  • Mentor other global surge capacity staff members engaged in cash. Support capacity building and training activities for cash transfers and market based programming. Help to develop training tools as necessary.

Support to Emergency Response & Recovery Operations:

Deploy on-site in priority disaster preparedness and responses contexts as required (including special projects – e.g. BeCashReady):

  • Conduct market assessment for CBP intervention.

  • Provide technical support in cash delivery operations (cash transfers and vouchers).

  • Engage with external partners on CBP research, policy, guidance and initiatives and ensure dissemination to internal stakeholders (including leveraging social safety nets).

  • Set up systems and tools, conduct assessment, develop proposals, hire key staff during Cat III emergency response and support other responses.

  • Lead or facilitate CBP project design, implementation and review based on context and market analysis and advise on use of tools and systems in coordination with NO & response management in emergency responses and designated geographies.

  • Help to negotiate service and supply contracts, for example with local vendors, mobile network operators (MNOs), financial service providers (FSPs), construction companies, transport companies (air, land, sea), logistics service providers and landlords etc.

  • Remotely support other response operations as necessary.

Liaison and Coordination (internal & external) & Learning:

  • Work with GC DM capacity & capability staff, as well as sector specialists in GC DM TRT to support RO, NO staff in allocated geographies to ensure that cash programming capabilities are integrated into project design work, sector specific technical guidance.

  • Support donor and technical partner engagements with NO & RO cash focal points and inter-agency working group mechanisms to enhance overall pre crises market analysis and cash coordination, and WV’s positioning with external stakeholders (UN, Governments, bi-lateral donors, (I)NGOs, private sector).

  • Engage externally, serve as subject-matter-expert in discussion fora, conferences as feasible.

  • Contribute to organisational learning to help build World Vision’s credibility and influence in the area of cash and market based programming.

  • Network internally and externally in order to remain abreast of the latest cash and market programming trends. Participate and actively contribute in partnership forums, working groups, cluster meetings and inter agency networks related to supply chain and CBP to position WV as a key player in the space.

  • Encourage and facilitate the documentation of best practices and lessons learned, directed toward multiple audiences, to influence policy formation, develop capacity and foster professionalism.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Degree or post graduate qualification and / or professional background in CBP design, implementation, humanitarian work, finance, economics, international development, or other relevant field.

  • 5 to 7 years of international humanitarian experience managing grant-funded projects.

  • Knowledge of, and expertise in, cash transfer technologies and methodologies, contracting and procurement.

  • Extensive understanding of payment systems, procedures and financial compliance issues.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills plus strong presentation and report writing skills in English and Arabic, Spanish language skills desirable.

  • Proficiency in computer & online tools including Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes (or similar software), email, internet.

  • Demonstrated excellent inter-personal and negotiation skills.

  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills relevant to development of cash programming strategy.

  • Demonstrated accomplishment in working in challenging humanitarian contexts, with sound inter-cultural skills, with various host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance programme requirements.

  • Experience working in international humanitarian operations.

  • Experience in an advisory, management / project management position.

  • Experience with procurement / contracting and supply chain management implementation processes.

  • Required: Effective in written and verbal communication in English and Arabic. Proficiency in other languages such as Spanish are highly desirable.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

General:

  • Experience in organizational development, change management, program design, budgeting, financial analysis and project planning and management.

  • Ability to influence, coordinate and build strategies, tools and a cohesive CBP specialist field teams during on and off-deployment time), with clear deliverables and outputs that can be replicated and scaled up in the future.

  • Experience in resource acquisition / funding.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and great communicator.

Technical:

  • Demonstrated experience with implementing cash and market based strategies for humanitarian and/or development programming (e.g. multipurpose cash or in sectors such as child protection, WASH, Financial Services, Enterprise Development and Community Development).

  • Understanding and experience of global trends and existing payment solutions (e.g. mobile money, mobile banking, e-vouchers, prepaid cards, point of sale devices or other alternative delivery channels as well as mobile capture of survey data or delivery of marketing and/or extension information, strategic alliances with private sector or social venture capital businesses.

  • Good knowledge in social safety net, social protection programming and policy support.

  • Understanding of the benefits of as well as organizational barriers to using mobile and other approaches for the successful implementation of cash and voucher based assistance.

  • Experience researching, designing and implementing mobile strategies that connect the economic base of the pyramid with formal and/or semi-formal economic activity (i.e. financial inclusion models).

  • Understanding of key challenges for MNOs and/or financial institutions in rolling out mobile and other finance platforms in rural areas, and ability to negotiate with these stakeholders effectively.

  • Experience at training upper and middle management on such topics as action planning, business development, business planning, financial performance and business valuation.

  • Good understanding of micro lending and business planning as well as a comparison of national level electronic-readiness and policy performances in developing countries. Knowledge of programming resources and tools leading to project model development.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Frequent international travel. Deployment to emergency operations for up to 30% of time.

  • This role involves contributing to the facilitation and coordination of a virtual, geographically-dispersed cash programming and humanitarian operations network.

Initiatives Communications Coordinator

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Currently, World Vision’s Strategy Realisation Office (SRO) has developed a robust marketing and communications practice that supports global internal and external communications, marketing and collateral/messaging development.

Now, World Vision’s SRO seeks a coordinator to lead in the full time the strategic development of the initial six initiatives launched in FY2017 through the communications’ strategy.

Working with the Communications Lead on the SRO and Initiative Leaders, this position will support both the strategic development of the marketing/communications needs of each individual initiative, the creation of templated collateral, and work with contractors that are specifically focused on individual initiative’s copy and content creation needs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and implementation of the communication plans for each strategic initiative, based off of the communications plan for the strategy and the overall global communications strategy.

In relationship to point one, identify and develop the following:

  • In coordination with each initiative lead, map stakeholders specific to the initiatives

  • Review and develop audience list

  • Develop channel assessment

  • Develop key messages for initiatives based on current content

  • Create template resources (documents, videos, design processes, etc.)

  • Develop and maintenance of website for the initiatives and current updates from the Strategy through the official site (www.ourpromise2030.org)

  • Create and follow up with the communications calendar

  • Work in relationship with SRO’s Communications to ensure initiatives align with global strategic plan and are disseminated accordingly through the different internal channels and with the existing resources developed.

  • Connect and meet with initiative communications lead, to ensure proper support and integration of resources throughout mediums and channels and supporting the development of new communications channels.

  • Identify existing partnership communication staff, processes and resources and ensure integration of communication throughout partnership.

  • Identify areas where knowledge and learning can be shared across entities and devising strategies to foster.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelors in a related field.

  • Excellent organisational and project management skills, with an attention to detail.

  • Experience in the following: MS Office, Web management and development.

  • Fluent in English – written/verbal.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Communications Experience

  • Fluent in English – written/verbal

Experience in the following:

  • Web design

  • MS Office

  • Adobe Creative Suite

  • Video production (not required but a plus)

  • Ability to work cross culturally and with different teams.

  • Excellent organisational and project management skills, with an attention to detail.

  • A self-starter that can take complex concepts and develop strategies to succeed.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Chief Executive Officer - AgroInvest Serbia

ORGANISATIONAL BACKGROUND:

AgroInvest Fond doo (www.agroinvest.org) is one of the numerous affiliates of VisionFund International (“VFI”), the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision International (www.visionfund.org). We operate as an intermediary agent between the commercial banks in Serbia and entrepreneurs who do not have, or have limited access to loans granted by commercial banks. Our financial services aim to support economic progress in primarily rural and agricultural areas. We train clients to grow successful businesses using their earnings to support children and families. Our business model is supported by the National Bank of Serbia and we started operations in 2005. AgroInvest now comprises 20 branches around Serbia and employs over 160 people.

VFI is the world’s largest Christian microfinance network. For more than a decade we have been improving the lives of children across the developing world, as we provide small loans and other financial services to families struggling in poverty. As the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision, the world’s largest Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation, we work in 29 countries through our network of affiliated microfinance institutions (MFIs) located across the globe in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. We have an outstanding loan portfolio of nearly US$ 494 million, serve over 1.1 million active borrowers and impact the lives of over 4 million children each year.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

VFI is seeking a Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) for AgroInvest Fond with strategic vision and strong managerial experience who will lead the organisation in its next phase of growth and development. The CEO will report jointly to the VFI Regional Head for MEER and the Chair of the AgroInvest Holding Board and

  • Be influencial in the market and develop strategic partnerships with banks and lenders.

  • Be creative and motivated to expand outreach to the rural poor through new services and products.

  • Build a strong, motivated team and effective organisational culture in accordance with VFI core values.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Development & Implementation of Strategy:

  • Develops a clear strategy and business model for AgroInvest in line with the vision, mission and policies set by the Board and the regulatory context.

  • Leads the institution in achieving the client service, social impact, operational quality, productivity, efficiency, and sustainability targets as defined and agreed in the business plans and regularly reports progress on this to the Board.

  • Develops strong alliances with partner banks, regulators and third party funders.

  • Monitors the market and local environment for risks and opportunities and makes recommendations to the Board and VFI Regional Head for MEER.

  • Provides strong project direction and oversight for the implementation of regulatory requirements and supervisory processes.

  • Ensures the culture of the whole organisation reflects its mission and values.

Financial Management:

  • Responsible for the financial performance of the company, the business plan, annual budget and operational plan;

  • Ensures annual financial projections, reports and budget are prepared for the Board on time.

  • Recommends yearly budget for Board approval and prudently manages AgroInvest resources within those budget guidelines.

  • Ensures that effective and efficient financial management system is installed and maintained.

  • Ensures AgroInvest is profitable and on target with other key performance ratios.

  • Negotiates effectively with creditors, grant bodies and other financial institutions.

  • Ensures compliance with conditions and reporting requirements.

Institutional Strengthening & Capacity Building:

  • Responsible for increasing capacity through recruitment, development and supervison of staff and ensuring a positive and productive working atmosphere.

  • Grows a strong and motivated Senior Management Team.

  • Develops an effective and transparent oganisational culture with focus on communication and clarity of expectations.

  • Ensures that operations are staffed according to business needs to achieve maximum productivity.

  • Ensures effective staff development, succession planning and performance management systems are in place at all levels.

Risk Management:

  • Ensures that all loans are prudently disbursed.

  • Ensures that effective internal control and risk management system is established and maintained.

  • Ensures effective liquidity management.

  • Ensures effective banking and financial systems are in place and are regularly updated.

Compliance:

  • Formulates and implements guidelines, procedures, internal regulations that are consistent with the policies set forth by the Board of Directors, VFI and the industry regulators.

  • Ensures that the institution complies with the requirements of the Central Bank, other regulators and all VFI policies.

  • Responsible for the findings and opinions of the external and internal audits and for the timely implementation of their recommendations.

  • Prepares the MFI for new regulations and can lead negotiations with regulators and partners.

Information Technology:

  • Supervises upgrade of all IT systems and digitalisation of business processes.

  • Ensures organisation is properly equipped to provide accurate and timely data for VFI global data reporting standards.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Determined personality with initiative, perseverance and commitment to the Vision Statement, Core Values and Mission Statement of World Vision International.

  • Capability and willingness to lead the organization forward and work closely with the Board and shareholder.

  • Managerial experience able to motivate and manage a team, influence culture, manage through periods of change and build high-performing teams.

  • Work respectfully in a multicultural and diverse environment, with ability to build an organisational culture that reflects our Christian Core Values and to regularly pray for our work.

  • Understands the role of microfinance in development and change in communities and the lives of families and children.

  • Must have at least ten years of work experience in senior/executive management in a combination of the following: micro-enterprise lending organization, banking institution, a progressive corporate environment, international business, or economic and business development institution.

  • Must have a clear understanding of microfinance industry or banking and technology.

  • Very good knowledge and ability to deal with financial information.

  • Strong strategic thinking, business planning, KPI-monitoring and report writing.

  • Meets local regulatory requirements.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with fluency in English and Serbian language.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires 30% of the time: travel within Serbia (and occasionally internationally).

Only applications in English will be considered.

WVV People and Culture Officer

WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:

World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As a child-focused organization, WV’s work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. WVV has a total income of around US$ 19,000,000 (FY18) with funding from 14 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Funding of WVV consists of sponsorship program funding (70%) and PNS/grants (30%). WVV employs about 440 staff, of which 99% are Vietnamese nationals.

Currently, World Vision Vietnam is implementing 37 Area Programmes (APs) which operate in 5 zones: North 1 (Hoa Binh, Dien Bien), North 2 (Yen Bai, Tuyen Quang), North 3 (Hung Yên, Thanh Hoa, Hai Phong), Central (Quang Tri, Quang Nam, Danang) and South (Quang Ngai, Binh Thuan, Ho Chi Minh, DakNong). WVV’s APs focus within one administrative district of a province which usually populated by ethnic minority people with very high rates of poverty. A uniqueness of WVV’s AP approach and structure is that team members are based at district level where the AP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis. Beside the APs, WVV is also implementing different Special and Grant Projects to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children in both AP and non-AP areas.

There are 7 members in P&CD team, including P&C Director and six P&C Officers. Each P&C Officer is are charge of all P&C functions in their assigned regions and provide overall expertise in specific functions for P&C department.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To undertake all P&C functions in the assigned zone including Employment, Recruitment, Performance Management, Training and Development, Staff Engagement and P&C information management with minimum supervision and support from P&C director;

To provide overall expertise in the functions of Compensation and Benefits, Performance Management, Employee Relations to ensure compliance with Partnership P&C standards and undertake continuous improvement in quality and effectiveness;

To support the P&C Director in various aspect of day-to-day operations of PnC department, ensuring continuous improvement in quality and effectiveness of people management strategies;

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Recruitment

Facilitate the multi-year and annual workforce planning to understand current and future staffing needs in alignment with strategic directions and operating plans, then define appropriate recruitment, retention and downsizing strategies.

Facilitate the standard recruitment processes (including reviewing JDs/TOR; advertising vacancies on different channels including social media and professional networks; screening; shortlisting; interviewing using competency based behavioral and situational interviewing techniques, preparing written test and organizing fieldtrip with job shadowing assignments; checking references; proposing job offer and preparing employment contracts) in an effective, timely, fair and transparent manner to select qualified candidate for the job.

2. Employment and Employee Relations

Coordinate onboarding/ orientation process for new hires and ensure all the new hires have good understanding of and subscribe to WVV’s ethos, core values; understand WV’s approaches, policies, procedures, strategies and operations to perform their job.

Facilitate separation process in compliance with WV’s Policies, procedures and labor law.

Facilitate staffing changes (promotion, new appointment, relocation, additional responsibility, secondment, etc.) in consultation with relevant line manager and technical staff.

Update all staff changes in the assigned zone to relevant partners including Social Insurance Department, Personal Health and Accident Insurance Provider and Labor Management Agency in an accurate and timely manner.

Administer Personal Income Tax, insurance claims and other benefits (absences, health check-up, etc.) for staff in the assigned zone in compliance with relevant laws, regulations and HR policies

Handle staff grievances and disciplinary action processes in consultation with the P&C Director and line managers following Vietnam Labor Law, HR policy of WVV and WV principles on Employee Relations.

3. Performance Management

Provide ongoing support to line managers and individual staff to implement the Partnering for Performance (WV’s performance management approach and process) for all staff.

This includes providing ongoing coaching and support to line managers and individual staff to ensure that performance and development goals are SMART, contributing to team objectives and WVV’s Strategic Implementation Plans.

Support the development of individual development plans in collaboration with line managers and employees.

Equip line managers with relevant skills to inspire high performance, support career development and address poor performance in a timely and professional manners.

Recognize staff for their additional efforts/ contribution and outstanding performance in a timely and appropriate manner.

4. Staff Care and Employee Engagement

In collaboration with line managers, create and maintain a conducive working environment where staff enjoy wellbeing as well as are highly motivated to make valuable contribution to the organization.

Administer the engagement survey (Our Voice Survey) to get feedback from staff on the organizational and staff well-being and implement and/or coordinate follow-up actions to improve the result for the assigned zone

Support line managers in change communication, identification of Innovators and Early adaptors for change, and in motivating and implementing the change.

Coordinate spiritual nurture activities for the assigned zone as appropriate to the context of Vietnam.

5. PnC Information Management

Record all employee information and recruitment processes on Our People in a timely and accurate manner.

Generate queries, analyses and use data on Our People to inform PnC related recommendations/ decisions.

Record all employee information properly in hard and soft copies, including personal documents, contracts and appendices, policies sign-off, performance and training records, etc.

Prepare P&C monthly reports, payroll and other updates in a timely and accurate manner.

Provide statistics of the assigned zone as required

6. Leadership Development and Succession Planning

Assess and identify competency gaps against competency frameworks for key roles.

Provide coaching/ support and tools to line managers to conduct talent review, identify second liners for key roles, develop/ update their talent profiles, conduct career conversations and facilitate their career development

Support the PnC Director in developing and delivering learning and development activities that help close employees competency and skill gaps as identified in IDP and talent profiles.

Use all available resources (in house trainers, WVI regional office’s programs, WVI online learning, consultancy, etc.) using blended learning approach including Webinar, simulation, coaching, mentoring, etc. to support the development of leaders and potential successors.

Track learning application and evaluate the effectiveness and impact of learning and development activities/ activities to justify the ROI.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

(The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training.)

Education

- A bachelor degree in a relevant field.

- Degree in Human Resource Management

Knowledge & Skills

- Good knowledge and understanding of HR functions such as recruitment, employee employment/relations, performance management, employee engagement, learning and development, etc.

- Thorough understanding of Vietnamese labour law and practices, especially Insurance

- Good understanding about humanitarian industry, WVV’s operation and its programs.

- Ability and skills to support the development of staff and leaders to meet and exceed the competencies required to achieve organizational goals and objectives.

- Good interpersonal skills.

- Good written and spoken communications skills in English and Vietnamese.

- Well-organized work style including sound process management skills.

- Demonstrated judgment and discernment skills, maturity and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality of staff and organizational records.

- Ability to coach, mentor and manage staff’s performance

- Willing to support the philosophy, purpose and values of WV in its work with the poor in Vietnam.

Experience

- A minimum of 3 year relevant working experience.

World Vision Vietnam is a Christian non-government organization. Applicants having working experience in a similar kind of organization will be an advantage.

Our contact details are: People and Culture Department- World Vision International Vietnam- Address: 4th floor, the HEAC building, 14-16 Ham Long street, Hanoi, Tel: 024. 39439920

We give equal opportunity to every candidate, regardless of religion, race and gender.

A competitive salary, benefits and career development opportunity will be offered and commensurate with the experience, qualifications and responsibilities.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization which works to improve the quality of life of people, especially children, who are marginalized and living in poverty regardless of religion, race and gender.

Programme Officer - Humanitarian & Emergency Affairs (HEA)

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the worlds most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and currently works through 35 development and relief programmes in 20 Districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for forty years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.

We are currently looking for dynamic & creative individuals to join us in our journey of caring.

Programme Officer – Humanitarian & Emergency Affairs (HEA)

Location – Colombo with frequent travel

JOB PROFILE

The position will be responsible to provide support for the Humanitarian & Emergency Affairs Department in the development of quality proposals / concepts and ensure smooth implementation of relief, recovery and rehabilitation projects. This position will support and lead when required the Emergency Response across the country in ADP areas and other locations during emergencies. This position will play a very strategic role in mobilizing resources and liaising with donors.

MAJOR DELIVERABLES

  • Support HEA Manager in formulation of HEA strategy in alignment with the Country Strategy.

  • Assist the Manager HEA in implementing the strategy and the business plan that had been developed.

  • Maintenance of the National Emergency Relief and Preparedness Fund

  • Develop quality programs, outputs and the implementation of project activities in terms of relief, recovery & rehabilitation projects.

  • Grants and private funded programmes successfully managed in relation to reporting,

monitoring, cash flow

  • Good financial and operational audit results and evaluation reports. Ensure

Compliance.

  • Monitor physical and financial progress of Grant/ PNS projects Negotiate for CF

  • Facilitate donor liaison & advocacy to resource operations plan to address humanitarian need.

  • Efficient delivery of the project.

  • Reporting done in a timely manner.

  • Stories and recommendations etc. captured and communicated effectively

  • Support and drive the ADPs and other Disaster Prone areas in times of Humanitarian Emergency through a consultative process of the staff of HEA and other stakeholders.

  • Support all Humanitarian Emergencies in the country with utmost efficiency and facilitate resources mobilization.

  • NDMT selection and capacity building

  • In consultation with HEA Manager & Operations select and equip National Disaster Management Team [NDMT] to be quickly deployed in emergencies

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

  • Support Finance to establish a grant management system to ensure fulfilment of donor.

  • Participate in strategic networks and alliances internally and externally in relation to HEA programming directly and in assistance of WVLs other ministries, where applicable, for the furtherance of HEAs efforts pertaining to integration, transition and mainstreaming of Disaster Management to contribute toward the organizations objectives and interests.

  • Manage warehouse stocks at National Office, instructions given to focal points of the 04 warehouses for the movement of stocks. Responsible for Warehouse maintenance. Work closely with logistics team.

  • All reports of projects run by HEA to be uploaded to Horizon.

  • Monthly Management Reports from HEA is sent to OPS Director each month in a timely manner

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • A Bachelors degree in the Social Sciences or equivalent with DRR knowledge, plus field experience in relief, rehabilitation and in development

  • Strong familiarity or experience with the workings of a nonprofit organization and with non-profit;

  • Strong familiarity or experience with the workings of INGOs and World Vision in particular;

  • Ability to multi-task with several complex and demanding concurrent projects;

  • Excellent written and verbal skills;

  • Experience in liaising and networking with donors and partners within and outside the country

  • Excellent analytical /problem solving skill and detail orientation

  • Knowledge of areas and sectors of operations

  • Ability to travel 25% (or as required)

  • Emotional maturity and commitment to the tasks at hand

  • At least five years experience leading teams and/or projects in the same or similar industry

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to present clear and concise guidelines;

  • Proven ability in program implementation, budget managing, reporting and evaluation

  • Strong commitment to build and work in a team environment

  • Self directed and able to provide exemplary spiritual leadership to the team

World Vision Lanka offers a competitive remuneration package based on individual competence and skills. If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply for this or any of the available vacancies, select the position you wish to apply for & submit your on-line application with your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Closing Date: 7th December 2018

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

World Vision Peru - National Director

BACKGROUND:

The Global Strategy Our Promise 2030 has established that countries like Peru are described as high developing countries. This means that such offices will have significant reduction on international funds in the coming year. Thus requiring that they develop a transition plan that will show a clear contribution to children in their context and that they reach greater self-sustainability with 30% for funds coming from local multiple funds, besides international sponsorship.

Therefore, World Vision Peru – WVP will start a new organizational cycle marked by major changes in its structural model, operating by processes, to contribute significantly towards the development of children and adolescent.

Specifications of WVP’s new organizational model:

  1. Strong focus on vulnerable children’s well being and local fundraising actions through individual donations, funds from companies, governments, foundations, multilateral institutions and social businesses.

  2. Mobilization of churches and Christian organizations, so they can join and promote actions towards the development and protection of children and adolescents in Peru and in other countries.

  3. Positioning of WVP at national, regional (LAC) and international levels as a Christian organization that protects and promotes the rights of children and adolescents.

  4. Operation in digital environments, with intensive use of innovation technology.

  5. Lean organizational structure with low operational costs and high effectiveness in promoting an impact on the lives of children and adolescents.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Set a strategic vision for the office and lead, develop and direct the implementation of all aspects of World Vision Peru Ministry as an effective member of the Partnership in line with ‘Twin Citizenship’ principles to ensure solid ministry quality and high impact in the field; be accountable for all aspects of WV’s work in the country and the implementation of Our Promise 2030 and its imperatives.

Ensure that WV’s ministry directly aligns with LEAP 3 principles and directly contributes to the sustained well-being of children including their rights, protection and participation, within their families and communities and stays relevant to impact.

  • Successfully lead the change process of World Vision Peru to an organization that works under processes that enhance local fund raising as part of the financing portfolio, and creates greater impact through technical programs.

  • Ensure organizational sustainability by providing leadership, strategic direction and support in the development and implementation of an effective National Resource Development Strategy that will lead to Increased and diversified funding portfolio.

  • Maintain a strong growth with quality mentality and lead the office to ensure growth in the area of grants.

  • Establish and maintain collaborative partnerships representing WV Peru with all donors, project partners, WV Partnership Offices and divisions, local government, churches and non- governmental organizations, serving according to the Power of Attorney given by the WV Peru board.

  • Ensure people issues are front and centre, promoting an office that embraces diversity, interfaith collaboration, gender balance and engagement with all Partnership staff.

  • Appropriately develop national governance through identifying and recommending national leaders for membership to the national WVP Board.

  • Observe World Vision core documents (Vision, Mission, Statement of Faith, Core Values and Covenant of Partnership) and WV Peru’s statutes and policies; and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Ensure advocacy towards the protection of children and the promotion of their rights:

  • Represent World Vision Peru to engage and build strategic alliances with the government ministries, WV board, major donor agencies, WV Partnership, non-governmental agencies, churches, Faith-Based Organizations, and media.

  • Establish and sign agreements with organizations, to strengthen cooperation.

  • Develop and implement appropriate advocacy strategies to raise awareness of- and advocate for change in- key issues within the specific context.

  • Lead and facilitate strategies for advocating justice issues to address changes in unfair structures that oppress those in need.

  • Strengthen awareness of World Vision’s program both within and outside of the WV Partnership.

  • Provide leadership, strategic direction and support to the team for developing and implementing excellent donor experience and acquisition of Ministry funds.

  • Identify new opportunities and forge alliances that lead to optimization of all resources.

Lead increase and diversifications of the Funding Portfolio and National Resource Development for self-sustainability with emphasis in social marketing, local fund raising through individual donations, funds from private sector, government, foundations and multilateral organizations:

  • Influence donors using creative approaches to motivate them to get involved in support of World Vision Peru Ministry.

  • Implement the National Office Sustainability Plan: Marketing Plan, Ministry Plan and Change Management Plan.

  • Define vision for grants acquisition and management performance within NO, ensure that grants are strategically aligned to NO priorities and consider the competitive landscape.

  • Ensure alignment of marketing and programming for coordinated design and promotion of products and programs.

  • Implement long term and short term programs that create new opportunities for acquisition, retention and transformation of diverse set of donors.

  • Strengthen digital technologies approach for fundraising.

Create and strengthen external relations with Christian leaders, private sector, government, NGOs and civil society to promote children protection and development in Peru and for the fulfilment of WV strategic mandates:

  • Build proactive external relationship with church leaders, local government leaders, donors, private corporations for the following purposes:

  • Advocacy agenda - promote policy change for improved child well-being.

  • Institutional relations for acquisition of resources.

  • Enable and support programs in the country by government agencies at all levels.

  • Media relations; Ensure that WV and Child Well-Being agenda are promoted appropriately.

  • Partners acquisition.

Ensure national operations delivers on Child Well-Being Aspirations/outcomes and targets and program quality:

  • Collaborate and build coalitions to catalyze movements for children’s well-being, locally and globally.

  • Execute national strategic mandates and priorities with global priorities for child wellbeing.

  • Ensure that the NO functions in a contextualized, complementary, sensitive and cohesive manner.

  • Ensure programming implementation and quality in WV Peru prioritized regions.

Maintain a healthy relationship with the WVP Board and ensure Operational Leadership and Stewardship Excellence:

  • Present quarterly reports and participating of board meetings, and participate as a member of VF (Credivisión) Board. Implement Board’s agreements and mandates.

  • Ensure that World Vision Peru operations provide relevant impact in the country and region.

  • Lead the development and execution of the country strategy through program approaches and operating plans with clear, measurable short-term and long-term targets.

  • Ensure country strategy is aligned with WV global strategic priorities and WVP Board mandate.

  • Ensure organizational sustainability by ongoing predictive success planning (funding, Ministry, organizational development, leadership pipeline, leadership development.

  • Ensure implementation and compliance to Partnership Performance Management Standards and Principles, while seeking to implement Performance Management guidelines on reasonable levels.

  • Ensure excellent standards in the management of the human, financial, capital and technical resources of the organization, which includes inspiring and setting high standards of work and clear performance indicators and accountability to stakeholders.

  • Ensure organizational compliance to the local Government standards and laws for WV operations in the country.

Lead the strengthening of organizational Leadership and Culture based on organizational identity and partnership strategy:

  • Promote WV’s Vision, Mission, Core Values and key Partnership Standards and Practices among the staff and partners and ensure these are the core foundation of World Vision Peru strategies and work through WV Family Likeness guidelines.

  • Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity through lifestyle and work relationships, and provide spiritual guidance to staff on the WV Vision, Mission and Core Values.

  • Inspire staff to support Christian identity, commitments and witness (including incarnational living).

  • Promote a culture of innovation and agility in order to respond timely to external challenges and expectations and ensure relevance.

  • Promote a culture of learning and development, employee engagement and good stewardship of human capital in the office.

  • Build organizational culture, which leverages respect, value and promotes gender, age and ethnic diversity.

  • Build and promote culture that is sustainable for growth and high performance.

  • Contribute to the global pool of workforce of WV Partnership by sourcing, recruiting or building committed, competent talents from within the country.

Practice Twin Citizenship in negotiations, events and activities of the partnership:

  • Act as a Twin Citizen and global leader ensuring that National Office participates in global processes and decisions and allocates resources and talent where most needed, Partnership wide.

  • Source best practices and strategic services available Partnership wide, be aware of, and apply relevant innovative approaches.

  • Promote social entrepreneurship by pursuing innovative solutions to social problems, acting boldly and proactively sourcing required resources and not constrained by resources currently in hand.

  • Support the Chair of the WV Peru Board in coordinating Board meetings, and in maintaining a pool of Christian contacts from which to draw future Board members.

  • Support Board Chair and Board member in succession plans.

Position and represent WV Peru branding as a Christian organization in Children protection and promotion:

  • Strategically position WV Peru as a credible and trustworthy national and global partner.

  • Ensure WV is positioned as a leading NGO in promoting the well-being and rights of children within the country context to enhance public and stakeholders’ confidence and trust.

  • Ensure that the WV brand is respected within the country and is consistently modeled in staff conduct and throughout office operations.

Lead change management in WV Peru ensuring clarity of vision, disciplined execution, staff commitment, and high performance:

  • Practice an adaptive leadership open to collaborative analysis and addressing challenges and conflicts timely.

  • Ensure timely, effective, and appropriate organizational internal communications strategy in WV Peru, communicating the purpose and vision of change in a timely manner, and constantly to all staff and teams.

  • Ensure change leadership and management capacities formed in the leadership team.

  • Establish an intentional approach to change management through a strategy or plan.

Ensure organizational sustainability by leading and managing WV Peru team facilitating a high-performance culture, open trustworthy relationships and integrity:

  • Establish and ensure a collaborative working environment across areas and teams.

  • Lead and prepare others for taking decisions and lead organizational processes in order to ensure and promote organizational agility.

  • Build sustainability through the growth and development of staff and leadership capability and effective organizational succession planning for all leadership roles including the National Director and Senior Leadership Team

  • Inspire, motivate, accompany and develop the Senior Leadership Team (SLT).

  • Conduct performance evaluations to SLT.

Lead overall financial integrity with emphasis in financial management and operations, risk management and response to audits and peer reviews:

  • Ensure effective stewardship and accountability of WV and other donor resources, finances and people, consistent with performance standards established by the WV Peru Board of Directors.

  • Ensure efficient and effective organizational practices that result in successful financial and operational audit rating.

  • Promote and model high level of transparency, integrity and zero tolerance to fraud.

  • Ensure the office compliance to local legal requirements and standards.

  • Represent World Vision Peru in courts, if required.

  • Provide direction for integrating private and public funds to maximize results and respond to community needs in most effective and efficient way.

  • Have overall responsibility for assessment of risks and the development of risk management planning to mitigate risks to NO operations, staff, assets and programs.

  • Maintaining complete accountability to the Board and Regional leadership on the management of risks facing the organization.

  • Legal Representative of WVP.

Humanitarian Emergency Affairs (HEA):

  • Develop and maintain capacity to respond to natural and man-made emergencies.

  • Collaborate with HEA Regional Director in determining the appropriate level of emergency response in country.

  • Oversee relief efforts, as and when they arise and work in partnership with HEA response teams. Build in-country relief response capacity to ensure adequate disaster mitigation, management and response.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Master’s degree in Management, Social Sciences or equivalent.

  • At least 8 years senior management experience, including sound and proven experience in Business and marketing with ambitious targets, with overall responsibility for growing the fundraising portfolio of a profit or not-for-profit company and 5 years’ experience in Governance. Experience in working with children and children’s programs is highly desirable.

Preferred:

  • A qualification in business management;

  • 5 years’ experience managing a P&L;

  • Experience in working with children and children’s programs is highly desirable.

  • Technical Skills & Abilities:

  • Proven Leadership and Management skills;

  • Good Sales and Marketing skills;

  • Fundraising skills;

  • Proven Decision-making skills;

  • Experience in leading executive teams, or leaders of leaders;

  • Experience in relationships with Boards;

  • Good sales and financial management capabilities;

  • Ability to work under pressure;

  • Effective working relationships with all levels of staff, board and other stakeholders;

  • High level of confidence and confidentiality;

  • Ability to communicate and negotiate with key internal and external stakeholders at a national and international level;

  • High level of emotional intelligence;

  • Familiar with current donor trends, both private and public;

  • Ability to engage with FBOs from different denominations, and different types of organizations;

  • Proficient Spanish and English;

  • Computer literacy.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel

  • Travel: 40% Domestic/international travel is required.

  • On call: 100%

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