Chief Executive Officer (CEO), VisionFund Ghana

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

  • Lead the MFI, building an organization that honors Christian values by positively impacting the lives of many families and children through the delivery of appropriate financial services and training with a particular focus on the rural areas of Ghana.

  • Create a self-sustaining business with strong foundations (people, process, systems) that is capable of growing while managing risks.

  • Manage an effective and efficient operation, delivering to challenging financial and social performance targets.

  • Work closely with WV to develop integrated livelihoods programmes, and thereby obtain funding from the partnership and donors to grow the operation.

  • Finally, to deal with all regulatory issues and lead the organization through the process of conversion into regulated deposit institution in the near future.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Mission, Purpose & Business Acumen:

  • Delivery on child impact targets.

  • Develops, monitors and implements short and long term business plan.

  • Reports to the board using standard reporting templates on a regular basis;

  • Develops and deliver on key performance indicators for VisionFund Ghana (VFG).

  • Develops and implements strategic plan.

  • Ensures the culture of the whole organization reflects its mission and vision.

  • Develops, monitors and implements short and long term business plan.

  • Develops key performance indicators as per VFI and Board guidelines.

  • Ensure that the plans are cascaded to implementation groups and staff.

  • Reports plan compliance regularly.

  • Prepare monthly reports as required.

  • Leads the institution in developing and then achieving the targets as defined and agreed in the business plans, as well as in accomplishing VFG’s strategic goals.

Fundraising:

  • Develop proposals to acquire and maintain funding, credit lines, and others financial & non-financial resources required to attain VF objectives.

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

  • Ensure compliance with conditions and reporting requirements.

  • Diligently manage and close grants and related projects.

  • Follow up with open grant audit issues.

Finance Management:

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

  • Recommends yearly budget for Board approval and prudently manages VFG’s resources within those budget guidelines.

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

  • VFG is profitable.

Risk Management:

  • Ensures that all loans are prudently disbursed.

  • Ensures savings products are effectively priced and delivered (subject to MFI board approval).

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

  • Ensures effective liquidity management.

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

Integration:

  • Ensure at national office and branch level integration strategies are fully understood, communicated and practiced.

  • Actively promote joint livelihoods projects with World Vision.

  • Ensures that both VFI and VFG and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in strong, positive image.

  • Develops networks and strategic alliances to positively influence the economic policies.

People, Leadership & Culture:

  • Provide effective Christ centered leadership & Culture.

  • Ensure recruitment of competent senior and middle management.

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

  • Approves and confirms staff appointment, promotion, demotion, termination and transfer.

  • Embodying of People & Culture policies & procedures.

  • Key Responsibility to create an environment where talent thrive, staff are engaged & Motivated and a culture of performance is embedded.

Policy 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.

  • Prepares the MFI for new regulations.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Minimum a Masters degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Management or some other related field.

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

  • Must have a clear understanding of micro finance industry and technology.

  • Must have worked experience in regulatory environment and better with institution that intermediate savings.

  • Determined personality with initiative, perseverance and the ability to motivate and manage a team.

  • Capability and willingness to lead the organization forward.

  • Ready to comply and live up to and in accordance with the organization Ideals and Core Values.

  • Be a good trainer, facilitator, mentor, and coach.

  • Fluent in English.

  • Very good communication and marketing skills.

  • Very good knowledge in economic and financial topics.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Attend and lead daily devotions.

Working Environment/Conditions:

  • Office Environment: typical office based and frequent travel to fields (40% traveling and 60% office based).

  • Travel: 90% Domestic 10% international travel is desired.

  • On call: Yes in the after normal working hours.

  • Must get a work Permit if not a local staff from within the Country.

WVV Project Coordinator - HTPWG Project

WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:

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, WV’s work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. WVV has a total income of around US$ 18,500,000 (FY19) with funding from 13 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 430 staff, of which 99% are Vietnamese nationals.

The strategic focuses of WVV include: children protection from all forms of abuse, exploitation violence and injury; reduction of malnutrition rate of children under 5 through integrated approach; ; sustainable livelihood for poor households to support sustainable well-being of children.

Currently, World Vision Vietnam is implementing 37 Area Programmes (APs) which operate in 5 zones: North1 (Hoa Binh - Dien Bien), North 2 (Yen Bai – Tuyen Quang), North 3 (Thanh Hoa - Hung Yen - Hai Phong), Central: (Quang Tri - Quang Nam – Danang) and South (Quang Ngai - Binh Thuan – DakNong - Ho Chi Minh). WVV’s APs work with government partners and communities on a daily basis. Beside the APs, WVV is also implementing Grant Projects to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children in both AP and non-AP areas.

The project “Human Trafficking Prevention for Women and Girls in Dien Bien Province” (HTPWG project) is to empower local women and children, especially girls with capacity to protect themselves and their peers from all forms of violence and trafficking in persons in 2 APs of Muong Cha and Tuan Giao in Dien Bien province.

From March 2020 to February 2023 (3 years), the project plans to achieve 4 main outcomes:

(1) Women (19-30 years old) are empowered to protect themselves and peers from the risks of Violence against women and children/ human trafficking (VAWC/human trafficking) through participating activities and mingling with peers at Community Centre;

(2) Girls are empowered to protect themselves and peers from the risks of VAWC/human trafficking through participating activities;

(3) Women/girls are empowered through strengthening their economic status;

(4) Communities are empowered to provide safe environment for women and girls from VAWC/human trafficking.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

This position will be responsible for connecting between Project Supervisor and the rest of the team, key partners at district and provincial level to achieve all project outcomes, and outputs as specified in the approved project proposal and logical framework within the planned budgets.

This position will assist the Project Supervisor in maintaining an effective DME system; as well as in building capacity for project staff and local partners on DME.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

ROLE DIMENSIONS

  1. DESIGN, COORDINATING PROJECT PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION, MONITORING, EVALUATION

  • Coordinate and support for the field Project Officers to implement all approved project activities under outcomes 1,2,3,4 according to the timeline and coordination in light of the WVV Technical Approach and Technical Programme for Child protection and Livelihood.

  • Provide assistance to the Project Supervisor in facilitating all related project activities at provincial level; such as working with DOLISA , Department of Foreign Affair, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Department of Social Vices Prevention, …

  • Plans of action, budgeting and monitoring system is developed. Ensure qualified evidence for outputs and achievements.

  • Ensure the evaluation of the outcomes 1,2,3,4 is coordinated in line with WV’s Learning through Evaluation with Accountability and Planning (LEAP) Framework.

  • Ensure the project meet World Vision International and donor accountability standards through continuous monitoring of the project implementation and field staff performance.

  • Provide high quality, accurate, and timely reports including narrative progressive reports and financial reports according to Grant donor requirements and WV’s LEAP framework are prepared.

  • Implement other tasks as assigned by Project Supervisor and/or Operation Director in order to effectively implement the Project.

  1. RELATIONSHIP BUILDING AND NETWORKING

  • Develop relationship with the relevant zonal manager, Technical Program Managers and Program Effectiveness Unit manager for obtaining technical advices.

  • Support the Project Supervisor in building relationships, documentation of lessons learned, dialogue and learning of approaches to anti-trafficking.

  • Establish effective partnerships with selected government ministries, UN agencies, NGOs and target communities involved in the repatriation and reintegration process.

  • Facilitate the network strengthening for strong collaboration and coordination for quality service provision to at risk and victims of VAWC and human trafficking.

  1. BUILDING CAPACITY FOR PROVINCE AND DISTRICT PARTNERS, AND 4 PROJECT OFFICERS AT TUAN GIAO, MUONG CHA APS ON DME

  • Under the technical support of Program Effectiveness Unit to provide necessary orientations & trainings on DME which specified in the Plan of Action, such as baseline survey, indicator monitoring and tracking, annual review and planning for project partners at district and commune levels so that they can plan, implement, monitor and evaluate the project effectively.

  1. DOCUMENT, FILE AND SHARE

  • Support the project officers, key local partners to ensure records of key interventions and their results are well documented for reporting, auditing and advocacy purposes.

  • Best practices under outcomes of 1, 2, 3, 4 are documented and shared to other stakeholders in Vietnam.

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

- Bachelor’s Degree in social science or related fields.

Knowledge & Skills

- Demonstrated skill in project management, with required competency in Design - Monitoring - Evaluation functions.

- Well-developed representation and negotiation skills.

- Strong influencing and relationship building skills.

- Demonstrated ability to work with a minimum of supervision, exercise judgment, meet deadlines and work under pressure.

- Well-developed writing and oral communications skills in both English and Vietnamese.

Experience

- At least 3 years’ relevant work experience

- Prior experience in anti-human trafficking

- Prior experience working in similar geographical locations

- Experience working in INGO environment.

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: 9th floor, the Mercury building, 444 Hoang Hoa Tham, Hanoi, Tel: 024. 39439920 (ext.114)

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.

WVV AP Development Facilitator - Nam Giang, Quang Nam

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$ 18,000,000 (FY19) 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 420 staff, of which more than 99% are Vietnamese nationals.

In FY19, World Vision Vietnam is implementing 37 Area Programmes (APs) which operate in 5 zones: North1 (Hoa Binh and Dien Bien), North 2 (Yen Bai – Tuyen Quang), North 3 (Thanh Hoa, Hung Yen, Hai Phong), Centre (Quang Tri, Quang Nam – Danang) and South (Quang Ngai, Binh Thuan, Ho Chi Minh, DakNong). WVV’s AP usually focuses within one administrative district of a province which populated by ethnic minority people with high rates of poverty. A uniqueness of WVV’s Development Program Approach (DPA) is that AP 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:

  • To serve as a catalyst, partnership broker, and builder of the capacity of local partners, facilitating the development process toward the improved and sustained well-being of children within their families and community, especially the most vulnerable children.

  • To manage the special project and technical projects in assigned communes and advocate for sustainable well being of children especially the most vulnerable children.

ROLE DIMENSIONS

  1. Community Engagement and Sponsorship

Planning:

  • Facilitate partnering/ networking with and connections among different local stakeholders (formal and informal community groups, businesses, NGOs and local government agencies, etc.) to mobilize resources for the well-being of children.

  • Raise awareness of local partners and community in assigned commune on WV’s Christian identity and values, child focused and community based development approach

  • Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in AP planning and annual community review and planning

  • Facilitate AP planning activities at the assigned communes

  • Facilitate annual community review and planning at the assigned communes

  • Support communities and partners to develop and implement the community-based disaster preparedness plans

Monitoring:

  • Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in the assigned communes in shared monitoring

  • Facilitate shared monitoring activities and reports

  • Facilitate refection meetings with participation of communities

  • Facilitate annual program effectiveness/ PAF self-review and community based groups self-review

Child participation and protection:

  • Strengthen child clubs and children led community initiatives

  • Promote the use of child friendly tools such as photo voice, body map, river of life to increase child participation and voice in the community

  • Strengthen child protection committees in the assigned communes

MVC inclusion:

  • Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in MVC mapping

  • Facilitate the process of MVC mapping and updates

  • Utilize MVC mapping results for program planning and support – to make sure MVC are included and best benefiting from technical project interventions/ models

  • Document best practices, lessons learnt and MSC (Most Significant Change) stories of MVC and their families

Micro projects:

  • Strengthen community based groups the assigned communes and build capacity for them in micro projects planning

  • Identify and engage communities and partners in micro projects

  • Facilitate the community based groups in development and implementation of micro projects

  • Facilitate community based groups in monitoring and reporting of micro projects.

Sponsorship integration:

  • Include RC in project activities and monitor participation and benefits of RC and their families

  • Coordinate the child registration and well-being monitoring of children, including RC in assigned communes as per sponsorship standards through the SR volunteer network

  1. Special project management

Private Non-Sponsorship (PNS):

  • All PNS project activities are implemented and coordinated under the approved Logframe/Design Document of the Project, in light of the WVV’s WASH / HWTS/ CLTS model. ((Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene; Household Water Treatment and Safe Store; Community Led Total Sanitation)

  • Coordinate and involve project partners and consultants to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate assigned project activities as planned, especially ensure its high quality and alignment with WASH technical project model and to ensure the sustainability of the project.

  • Ensure accountability to donor through reporting

  1. Program Management in assigned communes

Implementation of Technical Models and Advocacy

  • Work closely with TPOs to introduce and build capacity for local partners on technical project models, guidelines, tools.

  • Facilitate the implementation of technical models in alignment with the standard guidelines (cost norms.) and tools.

  • Work closely with TPO and technical local partners to facilitate the supportive supervision process in assigned communes to ensure technical quality of the project models.

  • Mainstream CCT (CPPa, gender, environment, disability) in all project activities whenever appropriate.

  • Document best practices and advocate for the replication of technical project models to larger scale

  • Monitor and report (ITT and narrative) on the progress of Technical Projects (monthly, semi-annually, annually)

  • Facilitate communities and partners to participate in the baseline survey and evaluation in assigned communes

Financial Management

  • Manage resources with integrity and stewardship, in compliance with WVV’s financial policies and procedures.

  • Coordinate procurement and strategic sourcing in assigned communes

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor degree, preferably in public health, water and environment, community development, social work.

  • Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes.

  • Good knowledge and understanding of key aspects of development work; including child protection, nutrition, livelihoods, resilience, advocacy, cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender, environment, disability, child participation).

  • Experiences and good understanding of WASH and CP

  • Demonstrated capacity in project management, with conceptual understanding and required competency in Design, Monitring & Evaluation (DME) functions (e.g. Facilitate monitoring processes with partners and community, analyze and interpret monitoring data).

  • Skills in facilitation of development processes, including organisation, mobilisation and influence of partners (especially at commune level) and partnering among different development partners.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and well-developed written and oral communications skills in Vietnamese.

  • Ability to think critically and reflect.

  • Ability to lead own learning and development

  • Fair English skill.

  • Solid computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email.

  • At least 2 years of work experience in community development or similar INGO

  • Experience in program implementation, community mobilization and participatory approach

  • Experience in Grant project management

  • Experience in working with local stakeholders/partners.

  • Experience of working with children and ethnic minorities.

Our contact details are:

People and Culture Department – Ms. Nguyen Thi Minh Phuong

World Vision International - Vietnam

Address: 9th floor, the Mercury building, 444 Hoang Hoa Tham, Hanoi,

Tel: 024.39439920 (ext.123)

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

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.

GAM Manager, Syria Response

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

World Vision is seeking a candidate to lead the Grant Acquisition and Management (GAM) team for its Syria Response, inclusive of all grants in Syria, Jordan and Turkey. The role will manage the GAM team (4-6+ staff) located in both Jordan and Turkey (pending funding). The GAM manager will provide leadership and guidance across departments in the prepositioning, development, planning, acquisition, management and reporting of World Vision’s portfolio in Syria, Turkey, and Jordan. The role will create, improve, and embed Grant Acquisition and Management systems and process throughout various response departments in order to strengthen and strategically direct World Vision’s Syria Response portfolio.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Lead Grant Acquisition and Management Office:

  • Ensure coordination across departments and across country contexts through streamlined work processes, team meetings, development and updating of GAM business plan.

  • Role model GAM business practices and design leadership function.

  • Facilitate capacity building across the WV Syria Response related to donor engagement, strategic project design, compliance, reporting and WV GAM processes.

  • Ensure the WV Syria Response is compliant with the grant policies, e.g. new staff is informed of and understand the Grant Management Minimum Standards as well those Standards for Sub-grantees.

  • Manage, directly and indirectly a team of at least four staff as part of the WV Syria Response GAM team.

  • Convene GAM team meetings, staff capacity building assessments and support identification of training or staff development opportunities within and outside WV (e.g. ECHO trainings, RDMT, Proposal Pro, G2G, grant solutions).

Grant Acquisition and Management:

  • Support the office in maintaining donor engagement by developing and maintaining effective relationships with donors and support offices to establish partnerships, and market Syria and seek additional funding opportunities.

  • Provide function support and leadership in strategy formulation, implementation plan, execution and grant management to ensure alignment with the WV Syria Response Strategy.

  • Lead the development and roll out of a Grants Acquisition and Management (GAM) business plan in line with the WV Syria Response Strategy.

  • Develop, revisit, and adhere to the donor engagement strategy for greater grant stability and growth.

  • Monitor the WV Syria Response portfolio progress ensuring goals and objectives are achieved and non-financial grant requirements are adhered to (through the Grant Health Tracker).

  • Support strategy development in each of the countries by identifying fundraising opportunities and updating fundraising plans.

  • Map donors in accordance to strategic directions, and closely collaborate with Support Offices for early positioning with institutional government donors and coordinate with the WV’s 3UN team, and WV’s EUREP office.

  • Collaborate and negotiate with Support Offices on match needs and other resources (e.g. technical).

  • Lead the Grant Risk Assessment and Go No-Go process as per WV policy, and collect requested approvals for the WV Syria Response.

  • Lead the Grant Health Tracker Processes and ensure critical issues are escalated to SMT at the earliest opportunity with accountable measures for reolutions.

Proposal Design and Reporting:

  • Lead the growth and diversification of funding based on response office strategy by ensuring the GAM team plans, leads, develops and reviews concept papers and proposals for various projects for funding in order to achieve the WV Syria Response Strategy.

  • Ensure the GAM team serves across departments as lead facilitator on all proposal components (e.g. budget, procurement plans, risk assessments, etc.)

  • Coordinate actual project design, implementation, and evaluation in collaboration with the technical sector heads, zonal managers and key support functions.

  • Lead the GAM team to collaborate with WV Support Offices on grant designs, startup workshops, closeout workshops.

  • Should the grant opportunity size or significance warrant it, serve as the lead writer and grant acquisition specialist (e.g. >$5 million).

Quality Assurance, Accountability and Information Management:

  • Streamline programs processes to ensure timely and quality preparation of grant proposals, donor reports and other reporting requirements.

  • Ensure that GAM systems are in place using adequate tracking tools to support effective grant compliance and positive audit results, and that the grant team and field office staff understands this system and follows them accordingly.

  • Ensure that GAM systems are connected with MEAL and Technical Monitoring Systems and that GAM staff are conversant with those other Program Department systems.

  • Ensure alignment with WV’s established external engagement, GAM, partnering steps, and response strategies.

  • Incorporation of internal and international humanitarian standards (Sphere, HAP, etc.) into all project designs and implementation.

  • Work on monthly, annual and end-of-project narrative reports, situational reports and other reports as necessary in collaboration with the other departments, including internal and external reports.

Representation:

  • Ensure the WV Syria Response has strong relationships with key donors and personal connections to local representatives. Ensure this representation is tracked and recorded.

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships and information sharing with Support Office representatives.

  • Coordinate GAM news and lessons learned with the RO RDU.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must have a degree or equivalent in relevant fields of study such as International Development, Political Relations, Economics, Sociology, or other related field.

  • Knowledge of proposal and budget requirements and regulations of major donors including the OFDA, ECHO, DFID, UN agencies, German government.

  • Familiarity with humanitarian codes, minimum standards, principles and practice.

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

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts and psychologically stressful environments.

  • Management experience.

  • Multiple years experience in humanitarian grant acquisition and management, including in conflict contexts and including high-value bilateral donors.

  • Proven track record for multi-sector grant management.

  • Experience coordination & consortium with INGOs and other key stakeholders.

  • Significant experience in international travel, including short notice.

  • Strong experience in donor prepositioning and engagement.

  • Experience using measurement and internal accountability systems effectively.

  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written).

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

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

  • High degree of negotiation and persuasion skills.

  • Excellent time-management and prioritization.

  • Arabic or Turkish language is preferred.

  • 5 years’ experience in emergency response programming or similar humanitarian/social work involving grants.

  • Previous experience in WV or other comparable INGO.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Up to 25% travel (internationally), likely to Turkey.

President & Chief Executive Officer, Vision Fund International

*Applications should be sent by email to [email protected] and must be received by 12:00pm GMT on Monday, 3 August 2020.

VisionFund International (VFI) is social enterprise founded and operating within the World Vision (WV) partnership, a Christian humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. VFI is a network of 28 national micro-finance institutions (MFIs) providing financial services such as credit, savings, and insurance to the poor, enabling them to earn increased income, build assets, create jobs, and provide for their families.

VisionFund and World Vision work together in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. Since 2003, VisionFund's network has made approximately 16 million loans and disbursed $9 billion to clients around the world. We currently have outstanding loans of approximately $445 million USD to support over 1 million clients, impacting the lives of 3.5 million children.

Here’s where you come in:

VisionFund International is looking for a transformational leader able to strategically operationalize vision and sequence our development to have exponentially increased reach and impact.

As President and Chief Executive Officer, you will provide strategic leadership in balancing the financial performance of the micro-finance institutions (MFIs) with targeting where impact can be most effective for the well-being of children while creating an environment in which continuous improvement in operational and financial product effectiveness is encouraged and supported. You will create a culture which is nimble and able to take advantage of opportunities for growth of our microfinance ministry, while not compromising institutional financial well-being. You will direct operations of VFI, provide leadership to MFIs and ensure effective leadership and management in alignment with WV’s Vision, Mission, Core Values and global strategic directions, including the WV ‘Our Promise’ global strategy and the VisionFund 2030 Strategy.

As President and CEO, you will bring to VisionFund:

People Leadership and Developing a Culture of Excellence

You will be a Christian leader of leaders and will shape a culture in which people excel in their service of others. As President and CEO of VFI, you will model good teamwork, clear communication, and have the ability to take decisive action.

Transformational Leadership of our Operations

As President of VFI, you must lead a global operation that performs well across multiple bottom lines. VisionFund was created as part of World Vision to be a sustainable tool of moving people out of poverty. Therefore, Social Performance and Evidence of Impact must always be foremost in VisionFund’s strategic thinking, together with robust financial management and regard to the potential risk to balance sheet and reputation.

Partnership Development and Leadership of Sequenced Growth

VisionFund seeks a President to enable exponential, sustainable growth. VisionFund has been and should be a profitable portfolio of MFIs that continues re-investing in its own growth. The opportunity for accessing further capital and speeding the scale-up of VisionFund’s ministry to the poor is a tremendously motivating prospect in the years ahead.

Requirements include:

  • A Christ-centered leader who can profess the Christian faith with boldness and humility and engage across all Christian denominations.

  • An authentic and generous relationship-builder with strong interpersonal communication skills for a diverse stakeholder and cross-cultural context.

  • A mature executive leader whose leadership is effective within a large, complex, global organization.

  • A forward-looking, strategic executive with expertise in change management and continuous improvement.

  • A strong operational leader who understands sustainability and risk mitigation within a developing world context.

  • Experience and comfort with corporate decision-making in a global context. Experience in the board room and with financial professionals and major donors.

  • Must be able to travel and visit the field regularly.

Is this the job for you?

The President and CEO position will be a permanent appointment based in our London, UK office. There will be a competitive remuneration package and relocation package.

Applications should be sent by email to [email protected] and must be received by 12:00pm GMT on Monday, 3 August 2020.

Your application should comprise:

  • A mandatory cover letter of not more than two pages. Please explain what attracts you to this role at VisionFund, offer insight into your experience of leading people, operations, and growth.

  • Please conclude your cover letter with the names and role titles (contact information not necessary at this stage) for three references, one from a church leader or someone familiar with your Christian faith, and two professional references. We will not take references until final steps in the process after receiving your written permission to do so.

  • A resume/CV, including any educational and professional qualifications, employment history showing responsibilities held, and relevant achievements.

For more information on VisionFund International, please visit our website: www.visionfund.org

Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

WASH TECHNICAL PROGRAM MANAGER

JOB TITLE -WASH TECHNICAL PROGRAM MANAGER

LOCATION- NATIONAL OFFICE

DURATION - 1 YEAR FIXED TERM CONTRACT

REPROTING TO - OPERATIONS TEAM LEADER

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

Provide high level technical support to the WASH Program with a focus on improved access to Water Sanitation & Hygiene Practices. The position is responsible for profiling World Vision Lesotho in all relevant sector networks and technical working groups. The incumbent is the primary contact for the Organization in matters relating to the WASH Program.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Program Management and Reporting

Delivering the WASH project on time, scope and budget.

Provide quality reporting on the Technical Program and track indicators.

2. Program Development and Grants Acquisition

Provide technical capacity in the writing of the proposals, concepts etc. for WASH TP to acquire more funding and ensure all areas are adequately funded

3. Networking, Liaison and Advocacy

Establish and manage mutually beneficial working relationships with strategic partners at the National level, while providing similar support at Regional and AP level. Profiling of World Vision Lesotho in all relevant sector networks and technical working groups.

Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position

4. People management

Provide coaching and mentoring of WASH Technical Staff, including setting and reviewing their annual Performance Agreements and Annual Appraisals in collaboration with their respective supervisors.

Ensure execution of project models with fidelity.

5. Learning and Innovation

Lead the sector specific and/or integrated research and learning initiatives by developing research concepts in collaboration with internal and external stakeholder, and undertake the proposed research with a view to generating lessons and knowledge for program effectiveness.

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or any other relevant degrees in community planning, development and behavioral change with 7 years International Non-Governmental Organization work experience.

2. A minimum of seven years proven experience and skill in management of WASH projects design and implementation.

3. Leadership and Team Work abilities.

4. Project Management and design experience, as well as project implementation and monitoring & evaluation

5. Experience in working with various major donors and government donor agencies

6. Capacity to function well in a team and contribute to team efforts

7. Excellent interpersonal , organisational, tme management, demonstrated leadership and management ability

8. A solid backgound in community developemnt behaviour change and hygiene

9. Experience with project design and proposal development

License, registration, or certification required to perform this position:

1. Drivers licence

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience

1. Adaptability and flexibility

2. Honesty and personal integrity, accountability and quality achiever

3. Excellent communication skills

4 Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities

5. Capacity to function well in a team and contribute effectively to team efforts

6. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time management, demonstrated leadership and good management ability

7. Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psycho-logically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources

CLOSING DATE : 17 JULY 2020

WVV People & Culture Director

This position is also open for foreign candidates but under local contract status (a local hire)

WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:

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, WV’s work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. In FY20 WVV has a total budget around US$18 million with funding from 13 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. WVV employs about 420 staff, of which more than 99% are Vietnamese nationals.

Currently WVV is implementing 37 Area Programs (APs) which operate in 5 zones: North1 (Hoa Binh, Dien Bien); North2 (Yen Bai and Tuyen Quang); North3 (Hai Phong, Hung Yen, Thanh Hoa), Central & Highland (Quang Tri, Danang, Quang Nam and Quagn Ngai); and South (DakNong, Binh Thuan and HCMC). WVV’s AP focuses within one administrative district of a province which usually populated by ethnic minority people with very high rates of poverty. Majority of WVV’s AP’s are located in remote mountainous areas where most vulnerable children exist.

A uniqueness of WVV’s AP approach and structure is that its staff members are based at district level, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis. Besides APs, WVV is also implementing Private non sponsorship and Grant projects to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children in both AP and non AP areas.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

  • To provide overall leadership to all PnC and Organizational Development functions and support the strategic direction of World Vision Vietnam.

  • To make the organization ready to undertake continuous improvement in quality and effectiveness of its people management strategies;

  • To ensure that all WVI People and Culture (P&C) standards are complied.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

I. Strategic and leadership support

  • Strategic, viable inputs and technical advice to National Director (ND) and Senior Leadership Team (SLT) during organizational planning and assessment, leadership development initiatives are provided to support the execution of the Field Office Strategy and business plans in the alignment with Our Promise phase II.

  • Appropriate actions are taken to ensure that WVI Partnership P&C standards and other related P&C Partnership initiatives are followed in the field.

  • P&C metrics monitored and reported for efficiency on talent acquisition, development, retention, performance management, employee engagement and organizational leadership – reflecting high standards of organisational performance

  • Leadership development needs addressed.

  • Evidence of mind set and behaviours among staff transformed to realise Our Promise. Culture of agility and innovation is strengthened.

  • Relevant and viable polices and guidelines are recommended to formulate organizational policies that lead to better organizational and departmental performance. In consultation with the ND ensure the ongoing evolution of HR policies, procedures and systems appropriate to the working needs of the organization, consistent to WVI Partnership P&C standards, and the local legal context. Risks pertaining to P&C area are minimized.

  • PnC &OD short term and long-term directions that are aligned with the organization’s strategic direction, and support the NO business plans are developed and well implemented.

II. Developing a strategic and professional People & Culture Team

  • The People & Culture team has the required capacity, capability, systems, processes, policies and guidelines to drive transformation of mind-sets and behaviours to deliver the national strategy and contributing to realization of Our Promise.

  • Professionalism and accountability in delivering services to staff and leaders are ensured.

  • Having a lean and effective PnC team which is able to support both Area Programs and Grants as well as is able to support NO Strategic direction.

  • Overall leadership and technical support as well as regular coaching and mentoring is provided to the PnC team members to support their professional growth and development. Second liners for PnC leadership position are identified and developed.

  • Our People system is fully operational with 100% accuracy and effectively utilized. Simplified and effective P&C processes.

  • Government Relations with the local labor agencies (DIPSERCO, SCEDFA, FOSCO) and other local partner agencies on HRM related issues are maintained and strengthened, and the legal compliance is ensured.

III. Developing a capable and committed workforce

  • Workforce plan is in place and updated.

  • Evidence of effective staff acquisition and retention.

  • Well-designed recruitment policy, systems and processes to attract HIPOs with the required mind-set and behaviours.

  • National staff capacity fully developed.

  • Appropriate job rotation and relocation is well arranged and coordinated in consultation with line managers and concerned departments, which enables staff professional growth and career development.

  • The traineeship program is planned and implemented so that there is always a bench strength in the organization to cater the growth as well as have capable and committed workforce for very remote locations including Dien Bien, Tuyen Quang, Tram Tau, Son Tay, South Tra My.

IV. Employee engagement and staff well being

  • Appropriate Staff Care policies are in place to ensure well-being of staff.

  • Lead annual Our Voice survey. Follow up actions to improve OV results are developed and implemented in consultation with SLT and relevant managers.

  • In consultation with the ND, ensure that the Compensation & Benefits are competitive (on par with other INGOs which are similar to WVV) to attract good professional staff as well as retain committed staff.

  • Periodical salary surveys are undertaken.

  • All the jobs are objectively and fairly evaluated and graded by Hay.

  • Ensure performance based pay for all national staff.

V. Promoting accountability and performance culture

  • Ensure performance culture continues to be strengthened, including reinforcement of the implementation of Partnering for Performance (P4P) approach. This includes recognition of good performers, and dealing with non-performers and other HR related issues in a timely manner.

  • On-going performance and career conversations take place at all levels.

  • Ensure that the performance development is implemented in line with talent management system.

  • Staff fully aware of Ethics point.

  • IIM cases are uploaded and managed properly.

  • Facilitate staff grievances and disciplinary action process in collaboration with line managers. Liaise with the Partnership Office Legal department and local Legal Counsel on matters pertaining to any employee-employer relationship that will have legal ramifications to WVI.

VI. Promoting leadership quality and sustainability

  • Succession plan, career development plan and talent review is developed and implemented, focusing on highly potential and committed staff.

  • Potential successors/secondliners for key and critical positions and for future leadership identified and systematically nurtured.

  • Orientation strategy in place that helps new staff to understand and subscribe to WV core values and ethos.

  • Training/coaching programs and processes are designed and facilitated.

  • Develop middle managers and future leaders for the organization, leveraging the use of WVI resources including SLDP, GLO. Management Essentials.

  • Standards, policies and guidelines for staff and leadership development are set in consultation with SLT.

  • Effective mechanism is designed and implemented to maximize ROI of L&D efforts.

VII. Spiritual leadership

  • Ensures that Christ-centered commitment is a foundational mandate of PnC&OD processes.

  • Provides time and space for staff to participate in organizationally initiated spiritual formation activities when appropriate.

  • Creates opportunities for spiritual reflection of PnC staff to increase their sense of meaningful job and passion for the ministry.

  • Leads the PnC department in modelling biblical ethics and principles in actions and lifestyle.

  • Leads the organizational reflection upon request or when deemed necessary.

  • All staff are able to live out WV core values.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management & Organizational Development or Business Administration.

  • Master degree in HRM is preferred.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Proven record with HR functions, having initiated and implemented purpose-driven and organization-focused change.

  • Demonstrated competency in developing systems, policies and guidelines to support people management and organizational effectiveness.

  • Proven leadership and management skills in restricted context.

  • Has good knowledge and understanding of local labor laws on Compensation, Labor Relations/Standards, and Issuances.

  • Has broad and deep working knowledge on recruitment, retention and separation of staff.

  • Ability to champion the cause and concerns of the employees without compromising the values and resources of the organization.

  • Ability and skills to build the capacity of individual staff, leaders and the organization to meet and exceed the competencies/capabilities required to achieve organizational goals and objectives.

  • Ability to travel across the country and abroad.

Experience

  • At least 5 years of broad and deep experience in leading and managing Human Resource team and relevant experience in organizational development, leadership development and change management in World Vision context.

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: 9th floor, the Mercury building, 444 Hoang Hoa Tham, Hanoi, Tel: 024. 39439920 (ext.118)

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.

with the experience, qualifications and responsibilities.

Sponsorship Coordinator - Kotagala

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 34 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.

Sponsorship Coordinator

Location – Kotagala

Job Profile

The Sponsorship Coordinator provides specialised support for the implementation of sponsorship operations within the area programme. This position participates in community engagement and capacity building efforts of partners and community groups. The Sponsorship Coordinator is also responsible for providing subject matter expertise for the integration of sponsorship requirements with development process and life skills.

Major Responsibilities

  • Participating in community engagement and capacity building efforts of partners and community groups

  • Planning sponsorship education processes and contributing as needed

  • Coordinating overall process of child selection

  • Providing subject matter expertise for integration of sponsorship requirements with development process and child participation

  • Ensuring sponsor communication activities are designed in such way so as to contribute to life skills and development assets of children

  • Providing coordination and support to ensure Child Monitoring Standards are met

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • A Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, International Development Studies, Community Development or other relevant field

  • At least one year experience in community development

  • Experience with sponsorship activities, programme planning, implementation and monitoring

  • Strong facilitation skills, including catalyzing, connecting and building the capacity of community groups

  • Good analytical and writing skills with basic understanding of design, monitoring and evaluation

  • Strong computer skills including, Word, Excel & PowerPoint

  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to translate documents

  • Willingness to be flexible with working hours when necessary and able to travel often in the field (75% of the time)

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 applicationwith your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

Sponsorship Coordinator - Wattala

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 34 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.

Sponsorship Coordinator

Location – Wattala

Job Profile

The Sponsorship Coordinator provides specialised support for the implementation of sponsorship operations within the area programme. This position participates in community engagement and capacity building efforts of partners and community groups. The Sponsorship Coordinator is also responsible for providing subject matter expertise for the integration of sponsorship requirements with development process and life skills.

Major Responsibilities

  • Participating in community engagement and capacity building efforts of partners and community groups

  • Planning sponsorship education processes and contributing as needed

  • Coordinating overall process of child selection

  • Providing subject matter expertise for integration of sponsorship requirements with development process and child participation

  • Ensuring sponsor communication activities are designed in such way so as to contribute to life skills and development assets of children

  • Providing coordination and support to ensure Child Monitoring Standards are met

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • A Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, International Development Studies, Community Development or other relevant field

  • At least one year experience in community development

  • Experience with sponsorship activities, programme planning, implementation and monitoring

  • Strong facilitation skills, including catalyzing, connecting and building the capacity of community groups

  • Good analytical and writing skills with basic understanding of design, monitoring and evaluation

  • Strong computer skills including, Word, Excel & PowerPoint

  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to translate documents

  • Willingness to be flexible with working hours when necessary and able to travel often in the field (75% of the time)

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 applicationwith your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), VisionFund DRC

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Chief Executive Officer is accountable for providing overall leadership for VISIONFUND DRC, for effectively managing all operations, and for the continued profitability, secure equity position, growth and evolution of the VISIONFUND DRC. This position is also accountable for developing and recommending effective policies as well as short-term and long-term business plans for Board approval and for their implementation.

Lead the Vision Fund Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Microfinance Institution (MFI) as a Christ Centered organization that positively impacts the lives of many families and children through the delivery of appropriate financial services and training.

Create a self-sustaining business with strong foundations (people, process, systems) that is capable of growing while managing risks.

Manage an effective and efficient operation, delivering to challenging financial and social performance targets.

Work closely with WV DRC to develop integrated livelihoods programmes, and thereby obtain funding from the partnership and donors to grow the operation.

Finally, to deal with all regulatory issues and lead the organization through the process of conversion into regulated deposit taking institution in the near future.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Promote the concept of “Toward Excellence” in motivating and providing leadership for staff to excel in the quality of service they provide.

  • Provide leadership and management of VISIONFUND DRC in the development of a comprehensive, innovative, sound, strategic business plan addressing both the short and long-term goals for Board approval.

  • Generate commitment from all employees to the business plan and objectives in order to achieve the desired goals of VISIONFUND DRC.

  • Develop, recommend, and implement all corporate policies, after Board approval, to ensure effective continuity and management of VISIONFUND DRC.

  • Maintain sound, long-term growth, quality service, profitability and secure equity objectives by providing leadership and direction in financial strategies, operational excellence and management effectiveness.

  • Develop and establish VISIONFUND DRC financial policy in conjunction with the Chief Financial Officer

  • Monitor and encourage an ongoing program of corporate development, including new products, new services, new delivery systems and area of expansion which will contribute to the overall profitability of VISIONFUND DRC while meeting client needs.

  • Ensure the effective utilization, selection, development, motivation, and continuity of all human resources by encouraging and supporting the corporate climate, training, development, and Human Resource policies that foster success, achievement and results.

  • Maintain and enhance the reputation of VISIONFUND DRC as an innovative, quality financial services institution.

  • Provide expertise, information, advice and counsel, concerning VISIONFUND DRC affairs, to the Chair and the Board of Directors to enable them to fulfill their accountability to the shareholders.

  • Contribute to the enhancement, credibility and reputation of the VISIONFUND DRC in the business, financial, governmental and local community by developing and maintaining effective relationships with other Senior Executives, community leaders, Government officials, and clients.

Mission & Purpose & Business Acumen:

Ensure that the vision, and mission, purpose, goals, objectives, outputs and policies set by the Board and approved by VFI are fully implemented, complied with and met

  • Follow up on strategy document and ensure proper execution.

  • Delivery on child impact targets.

  • Develops, monitors and implements short and long term business plan.

  • Reports to the board using standard reporting templates on a regular basis.

  • Develops and deliver on key performance indicators for VF DRC.

  • Develops and implements strategic plan.

  • Ensures the culture of the whole organization reflects its mission and vision.

  • Develops, monitors and implements short and long term business plan.

  • Develops key performance indicators as per VFI and Board guidelines.

  • Ensure that the plans are cascaded to implementation groups and staff.

  • Reports plan compliance regularly.

  • Prepare monthly reports as required.

  • Leads the institution in developing and then achieving the targets as defined and agreed in the business plans, as well as in accomplishing VF DRC’s strategic goals.

Finance Management:

  • Ensures financial projections, budgets and monthly reports are realistic, accurate and on time.

  • Ensure prudent and closely managed use of funds, close cost management and cashflow analysis.

  • Drive decisions to maintain healthy balance sheet.

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

  • Drives VF DRC towards profitability and growth.

Risk Management:

  • Ensures that all loans are prudently disbursed.

  • Ensures appropriate limits set on products, methodologies and branches according to market and performance.

  • Ensures savings products are effectively priced and delivered (subject to MFI board approval) and that depositors’ funds are safely managed according to policies and procedures and in respect of their rights.

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

  • Ensures effective liquidity management.

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

People, Leadership & Culture:

Institutional strengthening and capacity building

  • Provides effective Christ centered leadership & Culture.

  • Ensures recruitment of competent senior and middle management.

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

  • Approves and confirms staff appointment, promotion, demotion, termination and transfer.

  • Embodying of People & Culture policies & procedures.

  • Key Responsibility to create an environment where talent thrive, staff are engaged & Motivated and a culture of performance is embedded.

  • Demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities and values.

Integration:

Effective integration with WV& VFI and effective promotion of the organization Relations

  • Ensures at national office and branch level integration strategies are fully understood, communicated and practiced.

  • Actively promote joint livelihoods projects with World Vision.

  • Ensures that both VFI and VF DRC and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in strong, positive image.

  • Develops networks and strategic alliances to positively influence the economic policies.

Policy Compliance:

Policy formulation and compliance to local regulations and VFI policies

  • 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.

  • Prepares the MFI for new regulations.

Fundraising:

Fund Sourcing

  • Provides support in proposals to acquire and maintain funding, credit lines, and others financial & non-financial resources required to attain VF objectives.

  • In coordination with regional team, negotiates effectively with creditors, grant bodies and other financial institutions.

  • Ensure compliance with conditions and reporting requirements.

  • Diligently manage and close grants and related projects.

  • Follow up with open grant audit issues.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Minimum a Masters degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Management or some other related field.

  • Advanced experience, knowledge and training in accounting, financial and/or credit analysis or related areas.

  • Knowledge of local Banking and Financial Services (Act) banking compliance regulations, banking and business law, local employment and labor Laws, bank operational policies and procedures, and Micro lending products and services

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

  • Must have a clear understanding of micro finance industry and technology.

  • Must have worked experience in regulatory environment and better with institution that intermediate savings.

  • Determined personality with initiative, perseverance and the ability to motivate and manage a team.

  • Capability and willingness to lead the organization forward.

  • Ready to comply and live up to and in accordance with the organization Ideals and Core Values.

  • Must be bilingual English/French.

  • Must have outstanding integrity and be an exceptional communicator.

  • Be a good trainer, facilitator, mentor, and coach.

  • Very good communication and marketing skills.

  • Very good knowledge in economic and financial topics.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Working Environment/Travel:

  • Office environment: Typical office based and frequent travel to the branch offices (40% traveling and 60% office based).

  • Travel: 90% Domestic 10% international travel is desired.

  • On call: Yes in the after normal working hours.

  • Must get a work Permit if not a local staff from within the Country.

WVV Project Officer Livelihood - HTPWG Project Muong Cha

WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:

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, WV’s work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. WVV has a total income of around US$ 18,500,000 (FY19) with funding from 13 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 430 staff, of which 99% are Vietnamese nationals.

The strategic focuses of WVV include: children protection from all forms of abuse, exploitation violence and injury; reduction of malnutrition rate of children under 5 through integrated approach; ; sustainable livelihood for poor households to support sustainable well-being of children.

Currently, World Vision Vietnam is implementing 37 Area Programmes (APs) which operate in 5 zones: North1 (Hoa Binh - Dien Bien), North 2 (Yen Bai – Tuyen Quang), North 3 (Thanh Hoa - Hung Yen - Hai Phong), Central: (Quang Tri - Quang Nam – Danang) and South (Quang Ngai - Binh Thuan – DakNong - Ho Chi Minh). WVV’s APs work with government partners and communities on a daily basis. Beside the APs, WVV is also implementing Grant Projects to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children in both AP and non-AP areas.

The project “Human Trafficking Prevention for Women and Girls in Dien Bien Province” (HTPWG project) is to empower local women and children, especially girls with capacity to protect themselves and their peers from all forms of violence and trafficking in persons in 2 APs of Muong Cha and Tuan Giao in Dien Bien province.

From March 2020 to February 2023 (3 years), the project plans to achieve 4 main outcomes:

(1) Women (19-30 years old) are empowered to protect themselves and peers from the risks of Violence against women and children/ human trafficking (VAWC/human trafficking) through participating activities and mingling with peers at Community Centre;

(2) Girls are empowered to protect themselves and peers from the risks of VAWC/human trafficking through participating activities;

(3) Women/girls are empowered through strengthening their economic status;

(4) Communities are empowered to provide safe environment for women and girls from VAWC/human trafficking.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Mobilize resources, and help local partners strengthen their capacity in planning, implementing, and monitoring project activities to achieve project annual outcome/outputs in integration with Child protection project of the APs and district/commune social economic development plans.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

ROLE DIMENSIONS

  1. RELATIONSHIP AND NETWORKING

  • Effectively establish work relations with partners including: District and Commune Program Management Boards (D/CPMBs), Village Development Boards, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD), Veterinary station, Extension Station, Women Union, Commune People’s Committee in the project area.

  • Discuss with the above partners to build plans for cooperation and implement approved project activities effectively. Ensure good integration of livelihood activities with Child Protection interventions of the project to successfully achieve the project outcomes as specified in the approved proposal.

  • Support Project supervisor to build cooperative relation and maintain effective network with relevant development partners, especially at district level in order to establish livelihood groups and saving groups and ensure they are functional .

  • Well cooperate with zonal technical staffs, district and commune’s officials of DARD to ensure technical support for project implementation.

  1. PROJECT ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTATION

  • Ensure all project activities to be implemented effectively according to the approved proposal/Log frame, which are relevant and in alignment with WVV’s Livelihood Technical Approach.

  • Cooperate and coordinate with AP staffs, project partners and consultants to develop plan of action and prepare budget, ensure the quality implementation of the project following Learning through Evaluation with Accountability and Planning frame work (LEAP3).

  • Community ownership is enhanced by implementing activities with community engagement to ensure project sustainability.

  • Ensure poor households, households with headed women and vulnerable children are prioritized targets of the project.

  • Provide regular coaching for women‘s groups.

  • Negotiate and implement procedure of purchasing on livelihood support, arrange handover timely and to the right beneficiaries.

  • Facilitate or implement other tasks relating to project implementation as assigned by Project Supervisor.

  1. PROJECT DESIGN, MONITORING AND EVALUATION

  • Facilitate regular reflection meetings (at least once a month) with partners and community and take timely corrective actions to address the gap of project implementation. The outcomes of reflection reports are submitted to Project Supervisor.

  • Assist project coordinator and local partners to collect and analyze monitoring data using the log frame and WVV’s standardized monitoring tools.

  • Support Project supervisor to prepare project/ program reports including monthly, quarterly, semi-annual report and annual report according to the Grant donor’s and WV’s requirements.

  1. CAPACITY BUILDING:

  • Facilitate or implement capacity building on project implementation activities of livelihood at the district and commune level with support of Project Coordinator and the provincial DARD.

  • Organize technical trainings according to project design.

  1. DOCUMENTATION:

  • Documentation of good practices, lesson learnt and Transformational stories and other documentations upon request

  • Implement other admin tasks as being assigned by Project Supervisor.

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

- Bachelor’s Degree in multi-disciplinary of economic – social or community development/ environment/ agriculture or related fields.

Knowledge & Skills

- Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes;

- Community mobilisation skills, including networking/coordination among different local partners;

- Demonstrated training and group facilitation skills;

- Case management skills;

- Good time management and organizational skills;

- Good interpersonal and communications skills;

- Fair English, especially report writing and reading skills;

- Good computer skills in Word, Excel, Power point and email;

Experience

- At least 3 years work experience in community development.

- Experience in program implementation, community mobilization and participatory approach would be an advantage.

- Experience in capacity building for local stakeholders/partners.

- Experience in grant project management.

- Experience of working with ethnic minorities.

- Experience in INGO-funded project planning and implementation.

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: 9th floor, the Mercury building, 444 Hoang Hoa Tham, Hanoi, Tel: 024. 39439920 (ext.114)

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.

Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA) Lead, Ethiopia

*Position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

World Vision seeks a Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation (CLA) Lead for the proposed USAID/Food for Peace -funded Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Ethiopia.

The CLA Lead will work closely with all staff to ensure collaboration and learning with other activities in the applicant’s selected implementation area. S/he will ensure the activity includes active, intentional and adaptive learning within and across interventions, and will play a critical role in incorporating refinement activities and learning into implementation. This includes but is not limited to U.S. Government, host country government, international donors, multilateral organizations, and private sector investments. Additionally, the CLA Lead will improve peer-to-peer learning, knowledge sharing and application, activity-based capacity strengthening, and evidence and data utilization in support of adaptive management both within and beyond initial refinement. The CLA Lead will also be expected to ensure appropriate and continued coordination and joint-planning with other USAID and other donor activities (specifically the USAID food security and resilience portfolio), host-government initiatives, and private sector engagement. Given the significant number of humanitarian and development activities planned and ongoing in the targeted geographic area, USAID expects significant time and expertise to be dedicated to coordination of activities.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure that the Ethiopia DFSA includes active, intentional and adaptive learning within and across interventions, and play a critical role in incorporating refinement activities and learning into implementation.

  • Ensure appropriate and continued coordination and joint-planning with other USAID and other donor activities (specifically the USAID food security and resilience portfolio), host-government initiatives, and private sector engagement.

  • Oversee the timely accomplishment of activities described in the learning agenda according to proposal and donor requirements.

  • Improve/ promote peer-to-peer learning, knowledge sharing and application, activity-based capacity strengthening, and evidence and data utilization in support of adaptive management both within and beyond initial refinement.

  • Provide technical leadership with regards to research studies and active learning feedback loops.

  • Lead the development of iterative learning and adaptation processes, structures and practices of Ethiopia DFSA staff and stakeholders at various levels.

  • Design and facilitate processes for learning and adaptation.

  • Supervise staff that report directly to this position. Conduct regular coaching and implement the Performance Development Management system.

  • Demonstrates World Vision’s core values, vision, mission and Transformational Development/Program integrated ministry model by all staff in the assigned Area. Provide spiritual leadership to the grants team. Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and daily devotional meetings.

  • Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • An advanced degree (PhD or Master’s) plus a minimum of three (3) years relevant work experience or a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five (5) years relevant experience; Two years of relevant experience can substitute for a master’s degree.

  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating learning and knowledge sharing processes, in establishing and managing dynamic feedback systems to capture experiential learning and unintended consequences, and fostering collaboration across teams or organizations.

  • Demonstrated experience in food security, nutrition, and livelihoods sectors.

  • Knowledge management, organizational learning, and capacity strengthening.

  • Experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative field research, and experience working closely with universities and/or other research institutions.

  • Experience in designing, facilitating and evaluating learning activities, across different areas, forums and stakeholders.

  • Understanding and experience in developing and leading stakeholder engagement activities, knowledge management programs, and communities of practice.

  • Experience in effectively communicating research and evaluation findings to stakeholders and facilitating the use of the learning products for improving policy and practices.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program preferably USAID Office or Food for Peace (FFP) policies.

  • Experience working/living in countries in Africa. Familiarity with the Ethiopia context.

  • Ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.

  • Strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Ability to achieve results through partners.

  • Professional experience in development, organizational learning, and/or knowledge management.

  • Experience working with sub grantees and contracts under grants for complex projects.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Strong knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, and results synthesis, evaluation and presentation of data analysis for various audiences (policy makers, program managers, field staff, and/or government and community stakeholders).

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong management and interpersonal skills.

  • The candidate must be professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken English.

  • Mentoring and facilitation skills.

  • Ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Experience working overseas in low-resource environments.

  • Familiarity with current international development challenges and their implications for livelihoods programming.

  • Experience in effectively communicating research and evaluation findings to stakeholders and facilitating the use of the learning products for improving policy and practices.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Office-based with mandatory and frequent travels to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.

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