Front Desk Officer - 2 Positions

Back ground

World Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in 43 districts and have 48 Area Programmes implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with these beneficiaries. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for a qualified and passionate individual willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following role.

Position: Front Desk Officer - 2 Positions

Report to: Senior Administration Officer

Location: Kampala – National Office

Purpose of the position:

The front desk officer is responsible for reception area management and will be the first point of contact for the organization. The position will require that all front desk responsibilities are delivered with high quality and in a timely manner. The incumbent will also support administrative procedures and maintain a high standard in the reception area.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Front Desk Operations / Customer Care

  • Screen phone calls, enquiries and requests and relay appropriate messages accordingly.

  • Ensure that incoming communications/correspondences are responded to professionally and reliably passed on to the appropriate person(s).

  • Assist guests who have inquiries and provide clients with information on World Vision activities, guide them to the appropriate ministry/departments for support and engage them in a professional, respectful manner.

  • Maintain a welcoming front desk and waiting area atmosphere at all times. Reception area should be kept tidy and presentable, with all necessary stationery and reading material.

  • Receive and dispatch documentation (correspondences, contracts) to different service providers, contractors, suppliers via courier services.

Administrative support

  • Support department procurement processes, through PROVISION; receive and process invoices, deliveries and payments.

  • Review and prepare payments for office utilities (electricity, phone bills, courier services etc.) and follow up on payments to service providers.

  • Responsible for handling staff CUG airtime and data loading to facilitate efficient communication.

  • Order department supplies and stationery, maintain inventory of stock, advice on replenishments.

  • Liaise with department focal persons to coordinate meetings and events – support to ensure adequate logistical requirements are provided.

  • Any other duties, as may be assigned.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.

  • Diploma / higher education in secretarial studies, business administration or related field.

  • At least One year’s relevant business work experience in the same role.

  • Computer literacy with experience in Microsoft Office suite software programs and strong information technology skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship management/networking, and coordination skills

  • Ability to exercise high level of professionalism and customer service at the front desk

  • High integrity and proven commitment to accountability practices

  • Responsiveness and attention to detail.

  • Solid written and verbal communication skills are essential.

  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive when issues arise.

  • Ability to effectively use and maintain office equipment

  • Spiritual maturity with ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.

Donor Liaison Officer

Back ground

World Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in 43 districts and have 48 Area Programmes implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with these beneficiaries. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for a qualified and passionate individual willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following role.

Position: Donor Liaison Officer

Report to: Communications Manager

Location: Kampala - National Officer

Purpose of the position:

Lead the National Office servicing of WVUS Major & Mega donors, Ministry & Church Partners and school partnerships. The Donor Liaison will collaborate with appropriate WVUS Departments and Channels and the appropriate National Office Departments to enhance the overall donor experience. The expected result is increased financial support of National Office programs, increased awareness and advocacy for National Office programs and strategy. The results will include a mutual transformation of donors, beneficiaries and staff. When travel resumes, the Donor Liaison will be expected to host WVUS donor visits, plan and produce high quality deliverables that demonstrate program impact at the individual beneficiary level through photos, stories, and video. As time permits beyond their WVUS work, the Donor Liaison will collaborate and support the Communications Team with documentation/gathering significant change stories, photography, videos and media visibility.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Donor Relations

  • Work with World Vision U.S (WVUS) Donor Liaison Managers (DLMs), Vision Trip Managers, and Trip Leaders to design, facilitate and host WVUS donors while adhering to all visitor requirements and standards. When travel resumes, donors that visit will HNW, Church/Chosen, Team World Vision, and others.

  • Develop virtual experiences for donors through Custom Calls, Virtual Vision Trips, Chosen Calls, Ignite School Calls, and other creative requests that come from WVUS clients. Accommodate new dimension of virtual work that allows face-to-face donor experiences, through excellent planning and execution.

Delivering Donor-Facing Tools for WVUS

  1. Gathering & writing Impact Stories

  2. Videos & Selfie Videos

  3. Photography

  • These tools are an essential conduit of resources for the reps in all WVUS channels (Philanthropy, Church, Team World Vision, CHOSEN, Schools, and more).

Contributing to the WVUS Donor Liaison (Dl) Team

  • Collaborate with other World Vision US Donor Liaison officers in 10 countries to share learnings and best practices.

  • Attend DL cross-trainings through exposure visits.

  • Attend DL online meetings and make required presentations.

  • Attend DL monthly training calls with the DLMs & Team.

Reputation & Influence

  • Using Looking Outward and Wise Stewardship as guiding behaviours, the Donor Liaison will support as their time permits:

  • Production of digital content and engagements that promote the WVUS & WVI brand. Work to ensure that all content produced is child centred and complies to the WVUS/WVI safeguarding standards.

  • Mainstream Media: Support the generation of editorial features.

  • Reputation Management: Respond in a timely manner to all reputation incidents that will be assigned.

  • Generate Field Fundraising Content: Deliver on WVUS Support Office content needs, produce monthly impact stories and ensure they are uploaded on a the WVU hub.

Internal Engagements

Through Unity and Trust and Looking Outward, the Donor Liaison will:

  1. Support to orient program teams on capturing stories, photos and videos: Providing writing templates and virtual trainings.

  2. Collaborate with the Communications, People and Culture teams to organize National Office Staff events, if time permits based on WVUS commitments.

External Engagement

The Donor Liaison will, if time permits, based on WVUS commitments:

  1. Participate in advocacy events and activities.

  2. Support documentation of advocacy work for World Vision

Learning and Growth

  • The Donor Liaison will participate in a series of trainings and mentorship programs to develop Communications competencies that will enable him/her to deliver their assignments effectively.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.

  • Bachelors degree required with preference in Communications, Journalism, Community Development, or related field of study required

  • At least one years experience with still photography, videography, and story writing style of communication.

  • Understanding of transformational development and ability to translate technical language into language that is easily understandable by donors – required.

  • Experience of hosting or working with US groups of donors or visitors highly preferred.

  • Skilled in personal computing, email and general office productivity software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite) and other programs for uploading and downloading information

  • Understanding of transformational/community development

  • Excellent communication and public relations skills with strong English language capability (written and oral) and ability to clearly communicate complex ideas and principles required

  • Experience with non-government organization preferred.

  • English writing experience with a news agency, marketing organization, NGO or International organization preferred

  • High level of cross-cultural interpersonal skill, personal maturity, and proven ability to influence multiple stakeholders preferred

  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities at the same time preferred

  • Must be available for significant travel time to projects

Project Officer - WASH MOFA Project

Back ground

World Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in 43 districts and have 48 Area Programmes implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with these beneficiaries. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for a qualified and passionate individual willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following role.

Position: Project Officer - WASH MOFA Project

Report to: Technical Project Officer – WASH

Location: Terego District (Omugo Settlement)

Purpose of the position:

The purpose of this position is to provide day to day management of the Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities as detailed in the Omugo Disability Inclusive WASH, Livelihood and Protection Project in order to reduce the vulnerability of refugees and host community especially people with disability and improve child well-being through access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Quality Project Implementation

Ensure all the technical work is completed with the desired quality and according to schedule

  • Actively contribute to planning and guiding the implementation of WASH activities and follow-up to ensure project is on track to achieve intended goals

  • Lead the assessments of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) situation in the project areas (Schools and communities)

  • Facilitate the promotion of good WASH practices and active engagement of Persons of Concern (POCs) in transforming their communities for WASH and Inclusion

Capacity Building

  • Strengthen capacity and sustainable WASH management systems through an inclusion approach with PLWDs and other vulnerable populations (i.e. the elderly and children ages 12-18)

  • Build the capacities of project staff, key project partner staff and community structures in participatory methodologies such as PHAST, CLTS etc to encourage their participation in project activities.

  • Lead the development and distribution of all training materials/ guides to deliver training in schools - to the children, teachers and community members as an ongoing capacity building strategy

Reporting and documentation

  • Provide weekly and monthly progress and reports to management.

  • Develop and share success stories on the WASH component

Networking, collaboration and representation

  • Participate in the district level, Inter-Agency and zonal coordination meetings as advised by the project manager

  • Collaborate and Network with partners operating in the project area (e.g. WASH implementing partners, OPM’s office, UNHCR, private-sector, NGOs and CBOs).

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Water/Public Health, Environmental health, or WASH related field from a recognized institution.

  • At least 3 years of previous work experience in a development and emergency setting (preferably an international NGO) in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene program design, implementation

  • Experience in facilitating any of the WASH participatory like PHAST, CLTS, Sanitation Marketing, Behavior, Change Communication and other related innovative hygiene and sanitation approaches that are necessary for the promotion of hygiene and sanitation interventions.

  • Be highly knowledgeable about WASH sector policies and guidelines and key challenges affecting WASH implementation in Uganda.

  • Experience in community mobilization and empowerment interventions

  • Good communication and analytical skills

  • Computer literate

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

  • Attend, participate and lead in daily devotions and Chapel services.

  • Perform other duties as may be required

  • He/she must be willing to ride and must have a valid riding permit

Office Assistant

Back ground

World Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in 43 districts and have 48 Area Programmes implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with these beneficiaries. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for a qualified and passionate individual willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following role.

Position: Office Assistant

Report to: Programms Support Assistant

Location: Terego District (Omugo Settlement)

Purpose of the position:

To clean company premises, provide secretarial support; distribute information and documents to different places in line with the division strategy.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

To clean the organization offices and compound

  • Sweeping and Mopping

  • Dusting and Cobwebbing

  • Coordinate fumigation at least bi annual

  • Cleaning windows and walls

  • Emptying and cleaning dustbins

  • Maintain a clean compound

To clean the washrooms/rest rooms

  • Scrub the restrooms

  • Replenish the toiletries

  • Replenish hand washing water and soap

To prepare tea for staff and visitors

  • Prepare and serve tea

  • Wash utensils immediately after staff have taken tea

  • Maintain a Clean kitchen at all times

  • Replenish utility items

Waste management

  • Collect all waste and dispose it off

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.

  • An O level certificate

  • Computer literate

  • Must be fluent in English.

  • Must be hardworking, courteous and friendly.

  • Must be able to work in a team, with minimum supervision and flexible.

  • Must be able to stay calm in stressful moments.

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

  • Attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Senior Resource Development Manager, WV Uganda

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

To provide overall leadership in delivering high quality, sustainable funding that supports World Vision Uganda (WVU) to realise its mission and objectives in line with its strategy; Our promise 2030. The Senior Resource Development Manager will take lead in the strategic sourcing of funds from various donors like the EC, USAID, AusAID, KOICA etc. as well as private donors and develop and achieve fundraising targets.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Donor Engagement:

  • Develop and maintain a Resource Development Business Plan to guide strategic interactions with potential donors and partners.

  • Proactively build strong networks and relationships with key donors.

  • Represent WVU to donors, both informally and formally, including giving presentations on behalf of WVU, as required.

  • Represent WVU in negotiations with donors over grant contracts etc.

  • Maintain a strong overall awareness of donor trends (both globally and for Uganda specifically) and awareness of specific, relevant grant opportunities.

  • Facilitate and coordinate interactions between WVU colleagues (including technical specialists and senior leadership) and key donor representatives, as appropriate.

  • Engage with WV Support Offices in order to support their donor interactions in global capitals.

  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop and disseminate information resources (e.g. fact sheets, capacity statements, situation reports) that can enhance donor engagement.

Networking, External Coordination and Relationships:

In addition to donor relationships above, the jobholder will:

  • Collaborate with colleagues (especially technical specialists) to ensure effective networking through and information flow from inter-agency fora, including refugee sector working groups and government ministry working groups. This will include direct participation in such fora from time to time.

  • Collaborate with colleagues (especially technical specialists) to ensure effective bilateral engagement with key government ministries.

  • Proactively develop strong relationships with counterparts at peer NGOs, UN agencies, and other organisations in order to facilitate information sharing, enhance intelligence gathering on donor opportunities and identify potential partnerships for grant applications.

  • Proactively develop strong relationships with World Vision Support Offices with a view to identifying new funding opportunities from private fundraising sources.

  • Represent WVU within the global organization as focal point for Grant Acquisition & Management, interacting with other World Vision offices including in the East Africa Region (EARO), Brussels and Geneva offices, and Global Centre.

Proposal Development:

  • Lead the development and submission of winning funding applications (approximately 50 applications annually) in accordance with WVU Grant Acquisition Procedures and related best practices. This shall include day-to-day coordination of a team of (Senior) Business Development Officers and, from time to time, direct writing of proposals.

  • Make timely recommendations to Senior Leadership Team on grant opportunities, which should be pursued.

  • Ensure strong collaboration with World Vision Support Offices on relevant funding opportunities.

  • Ensure strong coordination with other departments within WVU on proposal development, notably technical specialists, operations division and finance.

  • Engage additional resources from within the World Vision International partnership, as necessary, in order to enhance proposal development. This may include technical specialists, grant writers (where surge capacity is needed) or other contributors.

Staff Management:

  • Manage a team of 3 staff ensuring high performance management, capacity building and teamwork.

  • Provide leadership in facilitating a high performance management culture, open trustworthy staff relationships and integrity to enhance smooth staff relations and accountability.

  • Lead recruitment processes, as required.

Other:

  • Contribute, as required, to development and implementation of the WVU National Strategy, particularly giving advice from the perspective of latest donor trends.

  • Collaborate strongly with Operations/Programmes division for smooth handover of awarded grants so as to ensure effective start-up of implementation.

  • Provide ongoing advice to Operations/Programmes division, as required, on issues relating to donor regulations and relationships.

  • Maintain a general overview of the implementation status of existing grant projects so as to be able to effectively communicate with donors, as required.

  • As a senior staff member, participate in and actively support the overall leadership of the Programme Quality division.

  • Be flexible to undertake additional tasks, from time to time, in order to enhance the overall performance of the Programme Quality division and WVU in general.

  • Contribute to effective information management and information flows. This shall include provision of all relevant inputs into the Horizon information system and provision of necessary management reports within WVU and EARO.

  • Ensure quality management of departmental budget.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • A university level degree in a relevant field (masters is preferred).

  • At least 5 years of experience in programme design and/or proposal development. Significant experience of government donor relations and fundraising is essential.

  • Well informed on latest trends in grants sector.

  • Excellent writing skills.

  • People management skills. Strong interpersonal and networking skills to work cross organizationally and with different cultures.

  • Results oriented leader with the ability to handle a heavy work load, manage and satisfy multiple conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all staff and other key partners.

  • Ability to communicate effectively.

  • Demonstrate leadership and team building ability.

  • Ability to provide spiritual leadership to the team.

  • Good planning and organizational skills.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Global Security Advisor, Training

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

Office of Corporate Security (OCS) GSTT is continuously building and improving systems to train towards and maintaining an effective end-to-end security culture throughout the Partnership. GSTT maintains a portfolio of products, services and tools which includes On-Ground Training (not limited to HEAT, RAST, SAINT, SRMT, ToT, Crisis Management, Incident Management, Family Support Training), Virtual Training, Security Management Toolkits, Advising Services, Security Manuals, On-line Training, and OCS's presence on WV Central and social media.

These programs are continuously being tailored and delivered to international and local staff members at the individual office and program level with an emphasis on offices and programs operating in Medium and High Risk environments around the world.

The Global Security Advisor will provide adult educational assessment, testing, and instruction; completion of related documentation and reports; maintaining on-going student contact; maintaining student retention activities; and participation in staff and professional development activities. This will include technical competence in the field of humanitarian field security (including training), collation and subsequent analysis of information relating to upgrading and expanding the OCS training module portfolio. This position will work closely with the Director and Deputy Director of Training in the ongoing development and maintenance of training modules, venue selection, staff participation and future development. The Global Security Advisor is expected to provide educational instruction in assigned subject/topic areas to include crisis and incident management, risk and threat assessments, hostage incident management, travel and fleet safety, civ-mil relations, personal security, disaster management, radio communication, first aid, gender security, basic survival, navigation skills, and other topics as assigned.

As a member of the Integrated Security Team, the Global Security Advisor is the cornerstone of training oversight, liaising between OCS and field/support office entities to ensure security training culture is being maintained at a standardized safe and professional level throughout the WV Partnership. The Global Security Advisor functions as an OCS desk officer for an assigned region(s), leading development and delivery of all necessary security training. This position provides security training and subject matter expertise for all GSTT trainings, projects, and products, as required (HEAT, , RAST, SRMT, SAINT, Fleet, Security Manuals, etc) to ensure training products are utilized and implemented in the field. Assist in effectively identifying and mitigating critical security threats and risks faced by the organization. This position assists in standardization and facilitation of all security related workshops and training events to enhance the safety & security of World Vision staff, assets & programmes and to minimise operational risks to World Vision.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Training Delivery:

Facilitation and instruction of security training courses. Provide educational instruction in assigned subject/topic areas for HEAT, SAINT, SRMT, Crisis Management, Incident Management, RAST, Family Support, Gender Security, Fleet Safety, ToT, Personal Security, Support Office Security, or other courses as developed and assigned.

Regional Integrated Security Team Management:

  • Oversee the delivery of security training to WV staff in all contexts.

  • Consult with Regional Security Directors (RSD), Security Response Global Security Advisors, and Regional and National leadership to coordinate the provision of culturally and contextually appropriate security training advice and capacity development, including but not limited to the review and approval of SRA's, schedules, training content and support documents; data collection, etc.

  • Act as a member of crisis management team(s), when required, within desk officer’s region.

  • Support the integration of ongoing local security training initiatives with relevant WV leadership and management training programs.

  • Backfill and support all OCS divisions and regional operational requirements regularly as required by team. Such as, deployments and standing in for Regional Security Director, Country Security Managers or provide emergency response support.

  • Determine the scope and need for security training to be provided at the National/Program Office level within Medium and High-Risk contexts.

Training Strategy Development:

  • Collaborates in the development of an effective global security training strategy that reflects WV’s strategic direction, operational threat environment and international best practices.

  • Analyze incidents and trends specific to WV context for the purpose of updating OCS training programs.

  • Maintain awareness of all IO/NGO security training programs being delivered within the Regions and Globally.

  • Based upon this identification process, develop and coordinate tailored security training programs to be implemented throughout Regional/National Program Office locations.

Knowledge Management and Quality Assurance:

  • Lead the process of continuous learning on international best practice in security training and adult learning and identify tools and processes that can be implemented into WV training globally.

  • Review all operational procedures in WV operations that promote alignment with WV's security risk management framework and incorporate them into training material i.e. Policy, Security Plans, CRRs, SRAs. CMT/IMT.

Team Dynamics and Administrative Duties:

  • Provide leadership and management support within GSTT and OCS regularly as requested by Director and/or Deputy Director.

  • Maintenance and development of office and travel supplies, gear/kit, administrative documentation, reports, data, and policies.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • 5 years of relevant operational experience in the field of professional security (NGO, Military, Police or Private).

  • 10 years of Adult Education curriculum development or relevant work experience in education.

  • 2-3 years of Adult Education curriculum development or relevant work experience in education.

  • Sound knowledge of the security (training, education, risk management & program implementation). Understanding of the Security Risk Assessment process, security planning and crises management in the humanitarian context.

  • Relevant undergraduate degree.

  • Professional instructor license or certification.

  • English language required.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent oral and written (English) communication skills.

  • Language skills in Spanish, French or Arabic preferred.

  • Adult Learning Skills and Presentational Training including organizational and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to work independently on globally oriented goal related projects with a minimum of supervision.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Director, Gender Equality & Social Inclusion

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

World Vision (WV) recognizes gender inequality and social exclusion as key drivers of child vulnerability across all contexts, especially urban and fragile and an Our Promise strategic priority. The Director, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) is the most senior expert for the WV Partnership in these areas and will set the agenda and provide global strategic leadership for gender equality and social inclusion in World Vision, across the strategy, programming, policy and grant acquisition areas of our work. The Gender Equality elements of the role relate to enabling women and girls and men and boys enjoying equal access to human rights, socially valued goods, opportunities and resources. The Social Inclusion elements focus on transforming social relations and structures so that children who are disadvantaged on the basis of disability, race, colour, sex and gender, language, religion, national or social origin or other status have increased opportunities, power, rights, access to resources and agency. The role works directly on the “Addressing Extreme Child Vulnerability” Strategic Initiative of the Our Promise, Going Further, leading the GESI workstream of that strategic initiative and working in close collaboration with the Strategy Realization Team and other key stakeholder teams across WV in the following key areas:

  • Ensuring the strategic integration of gender equality and social inclusion across all WV entities.

  • Leading the Partnership’s work to mainstream gender equality and social inclusion and showcase impact across all aspects of WV ministry.

  • Building and leading the technical learning networks on aspects of gender equality and social inclusion (including Design Monitoring and Evaluation).

  • Representing World Vision externally in relevant academic and industry forums to raise our profile and contribute to the industry discourse on GESI.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Lead the Strategic Integration of GESI across all WV Entities:

  • Assure technical excellence and thought leadership in GESI by articulating a clear vision and strategy for the promotion of GESI as part of WV’s core mission commitment to promote the sustained wellbeing of the most vulnerable girls and boys, our faith identity, and the global Our Promise, Going Further strategy.

  • Assure GESI integration into Global Centre (GC), Support Office (SO) and Field Office (FO) strategy refresh and strategy reviews.

  • Assure the adoption and effective, accountable implementation of the GESI management Policy across all Partnership entities.

  • Work with the Global Impact Leadership Team, P&C /HR) and Programme Quality teams to monitor WV’s progress in achieving the commitments and standards outlined in the GESI Management Policy.

  • Support Partnership entities to implement Gender Self Assessments and action plans.

  • Develop and lead a new GESI technical team in the GC (TBD once approved).

Global thought Leadership on GESI and Technical Leadership of work to mainstream GESI across all aspects of WV ministry including Disaster Management, Advocacy, Transformational Development (TD), Faith and Development, Sector and Thematic areas:

  • Lead the development and consistent application of a standardised approach to GESI across WV programming, and promote the use of streamlined, integrated guidance and essential GESI tools.

  • Work with Senior Partnership leaders, Regional Office (RO), FO and SO stakeholders to promote innovation and impact and strengthen GESI across all WV’s programming, including integration of a GESI lens into project models, PQ review discussions, TP and AP assessments, designs, evaluations and redesigns.

  • Invest in staff awareness and technical GESI capacity, including the development of a high performing network of RO, FO and SO champions committed to GESI and with the capacity to deliver technical support for the integration of GESI and gender-related project models.

  • Technically back-stop grant acquisition for GESI and strengthen and track GAM acquisition rates for GESI themed stand-alone grants and mainstreaming GESI across grant funded programming.

  • Work with the Child Protection team and the Global Campaign (It Takes A World) to address gender-based violence and Child marriage through the development of project models and approaches that reduce harmful practices and violence against girls and boys.

Global leadership to the technical networks on gender equality and inclusion, fostering an effective learning community under the DME community of practice that is valued by its members and engaged through strategic communication tools:

  • Lead GESI learning and thinking across the Partnership and convene the global Gender Equality Leadership Team and the Disability and Inclusion Leadership Teams, ensuring FO, RO and SO voices are represented in the development and implementation of Partnership and strategic plans.

  • Build strategic partnerships with external research/academic/ practitioner networks on gender equality and inclusion.

  • Assure learning and improvement on GESI and the tracking and documentation of GESI-transformative evidence of impact through the DME Community of Practice.

  • Work with the Evidence & Learning team to develop GESI learning and research agendas and build evidence of impact for WV’s GESI work to be showcased on the Global Impact Portal.

Represent World Vision externally in relevant high level academic and industry conferences and forums to raise our profile and contribute to the industry discourse on GESI:

  • Develop external messaging on World Vision’s GESI work and position Partnership entities to enable the WV Partnership to become an globally-recognised thought and practice leader on GESI

  • Lead the development of external policy positions and advocacy initiatives on gender equality & social inclusion and lead and co-ordinate WV external engagement on GESI, including contributions to industry discourse and learning on GESI

  • Work closely with WV’s Advocacy & Justice for Children and other teams, to influence international policy makers around core advocacy objectives related to GESI (especially with regard to the SDGs)

  • Represent WV GESI work in the media and with partners (e.g. Faith partners, Unicef, PLAN Intl., Save the Children etc.)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Advanced technical knowledge and professional experience directly related to GESI, with an understanding and experience of relevant policy making processes, influencers and institutions.

  • Cutting-edge technical knowledge of gender and inclusion programming options and approaches to DIME, evidence of impact and data analysis.

  • Significant, proven knowledge and understanding of the gender equality/inclusion/diversity capacity needs of INGO staff, and how to address them.

  • A comprehensive understanding of GESI from a Christian and other faith perspectives.

  • At least 10 years working in the sector in roles requiring expertise in gender equality and social inclusion.

  • A proven track record of work within a complex international organization and preferably including front line field experience in both long term development and fragile contexts.

  • Experience of influencing and developing organisational or institutional strategy and high level reporting.

  • Extensive life/work experience in the global south and sensitivity to the faith, cultural, political and social dynamics in a range of contexts.

  • PhD or Masters Degree in a directly gender-related discipline.

  • Competence in planning and project management.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English and proficient in one other language – Spanish, French (preferred).

Preferred:

  • A track record of brokering multi-disciplinary partnerships, planning and collaboration with diverse stakeholders (including faith-based organisations) at multiple levels.

  • Compelling influencer and advocate – able to inspire, build consensus and bring people together around a common agenda.

  • Excellent conceptual, analytical and strategic skills.

  • Proven communication and presentation skills including ability to communicate complex technical or policy issues simply and clearly.

  • Strong team building and management skills in a virtual or matrixed relationships.

  • Grant acquisition and management experience.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Senior Director, People and Organizational Capability

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

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

Reporting to the Global Chief People Officer, this role, together with the current People & Organizational Capability team is accountable for:

  • Developing and implement an integrated strategy for People & Organisation Capability for the organisation to deliver on Our Promise.

  • Knowledge of the development and evolution of the organization’s Culture.

  • Driving a robust organisational wide leadership framework.

  • Developing strategy for building capability across the Partnership at all levels.

  • Developing WV’s Learning ecosystem strategy focusing on organisational core requirements including compliance training and core competencies.

  • Developing clear strategically aligned succession plans with deep and diverse talent to drive career progression of top talent.

  • Evolving Performance Management to drive the mind-sets and behaviour of the staff as aligned in Our Promise and measuring staff engagement via Our Voice.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Organizational Culture:

  • Knowledge of the development and evolution of the organization's Culture - the series of employee beliefs, attitudes and modes of behaviour that collectively define the company's character and which determine its ability to achieve optimal operational efficiencies and sustainable growth.

  • Drive organizational analysis to review quantitative or conceptual problems and situations, and draw valid conclusions from data presented for the purpose of business needs. This includes the ability to identify significant trends, relationships, and themes relevant to the organization.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational design and the ability to create, implement, and evaluate organization redesign interventions and efforts.

  • The ability to successfully prepare long-range plans for diverse, multi-functional areas, contribute to partnership-wide, entity and operational strategies in a measurable and valuable way.

Leadership & Executive Development:

  • Review existing global leadership development practices – qualitative assessment, ROI etc in order to align organizational approaches into a common global framework.

  • Gain and maintain WV executive endorsement (conceptual, time, resources - including financial) to the WV way of Leadership Development. This will involve introduction of targeted new initiatives, aligning current and curtailment of some current activities. Core elements may be defined and delivered globally with regional and local activities aligned to the core framework and strategy. Key focus areas for global delivery are likely to be orientation to Leadership within World Vision, development for identified Talent and developing good people and organisational management practice at leadership and key management levels.

  • Consult, influence and deliver innovative solutions where resource restrictions occur across all office types.

  • Monitor and report at Executive level on progress of implementation and enhancement of WV leadership culture.

  • Engage and partner with external organisations in order to collaborate across the industry and share appropriate resources as needed.

Learning & Development (L&D):

  • Develop organisational wide learning strategy to meet organisational objectives.

  • Develop a learner centric approach to World Visions learning ecosystem.

  • Engage appropriately with the organization’s L&D leaders and practitioners.

  • Ensure best practices are executed with sound adult learning principles, instructional design and fit for purpose execution using transformative learning methods.

  • Lead strategies and initiatives to increase learning and developments standards, quality and impact across the partnership.

  • Assist in the building or consolidation of a network and resources for L&D professionals.

  • Appropriately engage with external parties in the industry to leverage L&D building opportunities.

  • Influence senior leadership’s understanding and commitment to effective and integrated L&D activities.

  • Integrate Learning and Development strategies with Performance Management, Talent Management and Leadership Development.

Global Talent Strategy and Partnership Alignment:

  • Develop the philosophy, strategy and standards for how talent management helps the Partnership respond to talent-related opportunities and demands.

  • Establish and promote a global talent management strategy alongside a regular rhythm of intentional talent reviews to be owned and championed by key executives across the Partnership.

  • Author and own the long-term Executive talent management strategy.

  • Gain commitment to a framework of actions and initiatives which will arise from Talent Management processes, e.g. partnering on development and coaching recommendations, organizational support and review, career transition etc.

  • Ensure that the Talent Management processes include dealing with low performers who have reached or passed potential with a lower aligned to leadership competency profiles.

  • Work directly with WV Executive Leadership Team to undertake group wide Talent Review processes, moving to supporting as these processes are better embedded.

  • Establish a clear set of career paths available within the Partnership and process by which these are tied into results of talent reviews and development conversations.

Succession Planning:

  • Instigate best practice and WV specific requirements in succession planning which encompasses most critical roles of the organization.

  • Integration with Talent Management initiatives.

  • Integration with global diversity and inclusion initiatives and targets.

  • Integration with top talent for longer term development planning.

  • Implementation will require actual and virtual cross regional leadership, high level project management and consultation with the CPO.

  • Forecasting future leadership needs and coordinating that with the global workforce planning team.

Performance Management & Employee Engagement:

  • Develop an integrated Performance Management strategy that integrates with organisational strategy, learning and development, talent management and leadership development.

  • Champion Performance Management strategy that drives and encourages the mindsets and behaviour of the staff as aligned in Our Promise.

  • Build global procedures and rhythm for annual performance and development touchpoints to ensure employees have robust performance goals and outcomes, individual development plans and career conversations with management.

  • Plan and design automation strategy for Performance Management activities and tracking.

  • Oversee processes and reporting needs pertaining to annual staff survey.

  • Engage with Executive Leadership to champion the use of annual staff survey to drive improvement in leadership effectiveness across the organisation.

  • Build networks and partnerships both internally and externally to establish performance management practices that are future focused to address upcoming talent needs.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • At least 10 years’ experience leading heads of Leadership Development, Learning & Development, and Talent Management.

  • Experience within the global field with strategies to address the various viewpoints of diversity, equity & inclusion that come amongst differing cultures.

  • Extensive experience providing HR capability to senior executives, President/CEOs, and boards.

  • Track record of designing and successfully implementing leadership development, L&D, talent management and/or performance management and engagement surveys.

  • Strong leadership skills and team management capabilities. Proven people leader, coach and mentor, coupled with experience in indirect and virtual leadership.

  • University degree in HR, Business or related field. A relevant Masters degree would be considered desirable, coupled with extensive senior and executive level HR management.

  • CIPD, HRCI, or SHRM certification or similar.

  • English required. Ability to communicate in French and Spanish a plus.

Preferred:

  • Proven people leader in indirect and remote working modes.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Willingness to travel up to 30% of the time.

  • Ability to work according to local time zones wherever WV functions.

Chief Data Officer

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

World Vision (WV) is digitally accelerating Going Further as part of Our Promise strategy representing our firm promise to make a difference in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. A critical part of our digital transformation framework is rebalancing from “Mind-to-Machine” to be an organization that is data-driven in every decision and action we take. As part of this effort, WV is recruiting a Chief Data Officer (CDO) to lead its digital transformation efforts around data.

The Global Chief Data Officer (CDO) will be responsible for developing a shared vision and strategic leadership for data-driven business transformation and creating value for WV’s ministry and the children, their families and communities and the supporters we serve. The CDO will champion developing WV’s organizational capability to govern the production and management of data and to make it readily available to generate unprecedented insights that lead to greater efficiencies, reduced costs, growing revenues, better customer experiences, and increased impact.

The CDO will be responsible for collaboratively envisioning, creating and executing an organisation-wide data strategy the scope of which include the end-to-end data journey—how we collect, organize, store, manage, protect, analyze, communicate, and consume the data. This role holds the responsibility for stewarding Partnership-wide data-centricity, effectiveness, and efficiency (with accountability for this held by data owners across the organization) – and for holding data owners across the organisation accountable for ensuring they put in place the agreed measures and improvements that will lead WV to become a truly best-in-class data driven organization.

The scope of the role would include:

  • Formulate a data governance framework and lead the data governance council across the organisation bringing diverse business leaders and stakeholders to improve the value we derive from data while championing and driving towards a culture and practice of data driven decisions at all levels with excellence.

  • Develop and implement an organization-wide data strategy co-created with business owners with input from stakeholders across the partnership. This strategy will be focused initially on impact, programmatic performance & operations data with a clear roadmap for scoping all areas of the business and ministry in the definite future.

  • Lead a focused portfolio of data projects and initiatives to realise the data strategy developed and executed in collaboration with business owners and entities globally.

  • Outline and develop the data competencies and culture within the organisation with regards to data through organization-wide change management processes at global and at each entity level.

  • Develop and implement partnership wide data policies and standards including but not limited to privacy, protection, stewardship, production, consumption and retention in collaboration with data owners, relevant business groups, legal, cybersecurity and line management.

  • Foster an enabling environment for high-quality business intelligence and analytics capability across the organization. This will include oversight to business intelligence solutions and support data operations leveraging the internal and external eco-systems and both proprietary and external data and working across business functions and entities to build capability across the orgnisation.

The CDO will be part of WV’s digital and technology senior leadership team and will also play a lead role related to data in governance and management bodies across the organization. The CDO will also be a key leader representing WV in external agencies and networks forging partnerships and building alliances influencing the industry in moving towards a data-driven decision-making culture and practice in humanitarian sector.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

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

  • Typically requires 15 – 20 years of relevant business work experience.

  • Requires excellent knowledge of Information Science, Data, and Data Systems and processes, gained through formal education or equivalent work experience.

  • Highly effective and convincing in written and verbal communication in English.

  • Knowledge of the non-profit sector and/or working with international NGOs.

  • Business management knowledge gained through consulting or multi-disciplinary engagement.

  • Experience leading enterprise-level change management processes.

  • Ability to think and work both strategically and operationally.

  • Ability to build, motivate and lead virtual and cross-functional teams in complex environments.

  • Cross-cultural and international work experience.

  • Comfortable working cross-functionally with multiple business units and multiple strands of data.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, as necessary, typically ~25%.

Senior Advisor, WASH Monitoring & Evaluation and Research

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Senior Advisor WASH DME & Research will provide global leadership for World Vision’s monitoring, evaluation, and research in the WASH sector across the Partnership, in order to improve effectiveness, impact and quality of programming and advocacy.

There will be 6 Senior Advisors, one for each of the six sectors prioritized by World Vision: Child Protection, Education, Health, Livelihoods, Nutrition, and Water/Sanitation/Hygiene (WASH).

The Senior Advisor WASH is responsible for setting world-class global WASH sector M&E standards, strengthening capability in sector M&E, and leading the development of sector M&E guidance and tools in collaboration with other sectors and the global DME team. The position also provides global coordination and oversight for all research in WASH across the WV Partnership, in collaboration with the global Evidence Building Team.

The Senior Advisor will report to the Technical Director, Quality & Innovation, WASH, with a strong matrix relationship to the global DME team. The Senior Advisor will function as an active member of both the global DME team and the global sector team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Technical Leadership for Sector Monitoring and Evaluation:

Lead or contribute to development of sector:

  • theories of change

  • logframes, including indicators

  • M&E framework

  • M&E tools

  • global metrics to monitor strategic priorities and quality of interventions

Lead continuous improvement of WASH sector M&E based on ongoing review of internal and external industry standard indicators and measurement tools

Provide technical support to project model development/refinement focusing on development of standards for: M&E logframe, standard measurement indicators, beneficiary definition, M&E plan, minimum quality standards and their measurement tools and processes including implementation fidelity and key processes during use of PMs.

Review and advise the Implementation Quality Assurance (IQA) tools for project models.

Support scale-up the use of high-quality formative research tools (e.g., BA, TIPS).

Develop/design implementation research proposals/protocols based on WV’s global standards.

Support development of tools and methodology for deep dive review of project model or sector approach in one country to ascertain quality /impact).

Provide sector-specific leadership and technical input into DME guidance and materials:

Provide WASH sector expertise for the development of WV global DME standards, practices, and tools.

Provide technical input to DME team for sector specific TP design, baseline, monitoring and evaluation capacity building for RO and NO staff.

Develop user-friendly guidance for sector-specific DM&E measurement tools. Guidance may include specifics about:

  • How and when to measure with the sector-specific tool

  • Sampling and sample size calculations

  • Demonstrating statistically-significant change

  • QA/QI and data integrity

  • Ethical guidance

  • Accurate counting of beneficiary numbers

Review and revise sector-specific root cause analysis toolkits for developing and fragile contexts.

Provide technical input into LEAP 3 guidance and provide feedback into revisions from the global sector teams.

Sectoral M&E Capability Strengthening:

  • Work with DME team, Sector teams and TSO to develop sector-specific DME competencies and training/development materials.

  • Facilitate capacity building of the TSO staff, SO staff, and other key stakeholders in M&E and research and in utilization of data for project planning and management.

Global Reporting:

Collaborate with the Evidence Building team to support organization-wide strategic data analysis to enhance evidence-based decision making.

Ensure alignment and support quality data for strategic reporting mechanisms, such as the Global CWB Report, Global Impact Framework, OP 2030 Strategy Dashboard and Strategic Initiatives, Sector Dashboards, Global (It Takes a World) Campaign. This includes:

  • Contributing to design of reporting process, including user-friendly guidance to NOs.

  • Aligning system indicators with data being collected by NOs and existing systems where possible.

  • Advising and overseeing methods of ensuring accurate recording/reporting.

  • Data analysis and quality assurance checks.

  • Collaborate with TSO and Global sectors teams on the analysis and writing of global reports, including the global CWB reports.

Provide WASH M&E technical expertise and approval of all sector indicators in Horizon:

  • Collaborate with the Evidence Building team to add new sector indicators, and review and approve NO indicators for the sector.

  • Provide technical input for defining, reporting, storage and analysis of sector monitoring and evaluation indicators in Horizon.

  • Create easy-to-use resources for TSO and NOs of the indicators for each project model.

  • Align WV’s sector indicators to industry best practice and the global SDGs.

Research and Evidence Building:

  • Provide leadership for the development and implementation of a global WASH sector research plan, including an evidence building plan for core and emerging project models, liaising closely with the Evidence Building team in alignment with the Global Evidence Agenda and following WV Partnership research standards and protocols.

  • Provide technical leadership and coordination for WASH sector research implemented by WV or in collaboration with external academic and other partners.

  • Work with the sector team to ensure utilization of research findings and recommendations.

  • In collaboration with the Evidence Building team, lead the documentation, publication, and internal/external dissemination of sector research, including publishing in peer reviewed journals.

Networking and External Representation in M&E and Research at the Global Level:

  • Build networks with academic and other research institutions, UN and NGO forums to learn about developments in sector DME and research approaches, seek partnerships to benefit WV and share evidence and learning from WV programming.

  • Participate in external forums to represent and present World Vision sector M&E and Research Evidence approaches.

  • Prepare presentations for WV leaders to share at key events.

  • Publish M&E papers in appropriate journals to disseminate WV’s work.

Other:

  • Provide M&E and research technical input for grant acquisition as needed.

  • Provide M&E and research technical support to TSO service requests from NOs.

  • Collaborate with SO staff to utilize programming indicators and articulate evidence of impact for marketing use.

  • Explore and support mobile solutions to data collection.

  • Other tasks as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Masters Degree or PhD in measurement, research and evaluation.

  • Ten years practical experience in conducting and leading WASH sector programme-related M&E and Research.

  • Demonstrated quantitative and qualitative evaluation and research skills.

  • Experience in developing monitoring and evaluation systems (including indicators, instruments, and methodologies), for sector programmes.

  • Experience in building technical M&E capacity.

  • Experience working in development or humanitarian industry.

  • Ability to communicate cross-culturally.

  • Advanced skills in use of quantitative data analysis software – SPSS, STATA, SAS etc.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English; language skills in Spanish and/or French preferred.

  • Demonstrated Christian commitment and maturity, and commitment to World Vision's vision, mission and core values.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years practical experience in sector programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation capacity building.

  • Excellent understanding and skills in WASH sector measurement sampling and sample size estimation, and determining significance of results.

  • Understanding of WV sector programing, development approach and global partnership strategy.

  • Experience using and building capacity to use information technology for data collection/processing.

  • Experience publishing in peer review journals.

  • Experience leading evaluation and research teams.

  • Experience collaborating with external partners on DME and research activities.

  • Experience making intellectual / academic presentations in international forums.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Global Compliance Advisor

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

Under the Director of Global Compliance, partner with stakeholders to complete the goals and objectives of the Compliance department. This will include activities related to WVI global policy management such as ensuring policies are appropriate formatted, updated, and reviewed regularly. This role will also support the Global Director of Compliance in implementing and supporting a Field Office Compliance function and monitoring process for field offices. The position will be a focal point for Regional Compliance leads to provide guidance, update tools, manage the annual collection of compliance data, analysis, and provide training as needed. The Advisor will also be responsible for completing various departmental support tasks.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Policy Management:

  • Design, implement and maintain the online policy repository. Including providing oversight and management of the database.

  • Advise and ensure that staff are aware of the Policy on Policies.

  • Oversee and advise updates to the employee facing website in consultation with necessary SME’s (Legal, P&C, Comms., etc) to ensure policy program meets stakeholder needs.

  • Act as a champion for the review process of Partnership Policies, Partnership Management Policies and WVI Management Policies, engaging stakeholders and participants in the review process.

  • Responsible for developing and owning quarterly policy metrics for senior leadership.

Field Office Compliance Monitoring Framework:

  • Field Office Monitoring Framework management and other core document development: Responsible for owning, updating and editing the Field Office Compliance Monitoring Framework to improve and tailor the organizations’ approach to

  • compliance as it grows with maturity. Position must be able to apply industry standard compliance practices and concepts in the development of department documentation, learning materials, presentations, reports and other key department communications to further the depth of the organizations compliance program.

  • Communications: Responsible for developing and owning partnership-wide communications related to Compliance. Development and delivery of presentations on compliance. Research and development of text for training materials in coordination with the Director.

  • Build and develop relationships with Regional Compliance Champions to help gather and provide feedback on the issues facing successful implementation of their Compliance programs. Help escalate key issues to the Director or other stakeholders as necessary. Provide day to day guidance on resources available, professional development guidance, training solutions, and generally troubleshooting various challenges facing compliance practitioners.

Additional:

  • Sr. Management Reporting - Responsible for developing and delivering new senior management reports and analysis derived from existing and new Compliance programs and projects.

  • Other tasks as required by the Compliance team, such as vendor/invoice payments, basic WVCentral website, and other tasks as needed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • 3-5 years’ experience working in Compliance or related field.

  • Strong writing and communication skills.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Proven ability to cultivate and maintain strong interpersonal and working relationships in a dispersed international context.

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Membership in a professional compliance association, or willingness to obtain within 1 year.

  • Professional or academic education in Compliance or related field.

Preferred:

  • Experience working with policies in a large international organization.

  • Education or experience related to Ethics and Compliance.

  • Background or experience with communications and/or technical writing.

  • Experience and demonstrated success working with and engaging Sr. Management.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position may require the ability and willingness to travel up to 10% of the time.

Senior Advisor, External Engagement & Programming-Livelihoods

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country), where WVI is registered to operate. Preferred locations: Europe or Africa.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The position is to join an established team of development professionals of the Livelihoods sector. The position oversees World Vision’s livelihoods savings groups and environmental stewardship programming to ensure that it reflects the organizational distinctive of Christ-cantered, community empowering and child focused in its standards and practices and the highest technical standards are met in its programming. It also builds WV’s reputation in these areas, creates partnerships and innovative approaches, strengthens, and mobilizes WV’s sector communities of practice to execute excellence in programming that demonstrates evidence of impact. In collaboration with the Advocacy and External

Engagement (AEE) Working Group and Support Offices (SOs), this position will ensure subject matter experts in key forums represent WV and participates in selected networks, associations, and boards as appropriate. It will also actively position WV as a NGO of choice with the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda platform, potential and key partners, businesses, donors and other stakeholders and work with and support World Vision’s global ministries and Global Capitals (Brussels, New York and Geneva).

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Set Strategic Priorities (30%):

  • Working closely with the Global Sector Lead; Quality and Innovation Senior Advisor and Evidence & Learning Advisor:

  • Maintain an oversight of (and coordinate with Advocacy & External Engagement (A&EE), Support Offices (SOs) & Global Capitals where needed) WV’s sectoral external engagement activities.

  • Strengthen and expand strategic partnerships (with particular focus on the SDGs) at global level including multi-stakeholder partnerships, UN partnerships, multinational corporates and faith actors.

  • Benchmark capabilities and deliverables, process and systems in livelihoods programme against market leaders, and build towards best of class.

  • Provide management support and advice for global policy agenda / any campaign as per the Partnership strategy.

  • Provide strategic leadership for the partnership’s adoption of WV’s Environmental Stewardship Management Policy, including development of implementation guidance and a clear plan of action, targets and expectations to address environmental stewardship in programmes, operations and external engagement.

  • Provide strategic leadership on Savings for Transformation (S4T) groups. This include support for the roll out and the scale up of finance for transformation savings groups’ linkages in collaboration with VisionFund (VF) and engagement with Disaster Management (DMT) on matters of economic and financial inclusion and leveraging of cash and voucher programming. In addition, the role entails working closely with the Child Protection (CP)/other sectors and the Campaigns team to pilot CP Embedded Education Modules and develop other complementary modules.

External Engagement (30%):

Leveraging expertise across the livelihoods global sector team and working closely with the Global Sector Lead to:

  • Build World Vision’s influence, advocacy, partnerships and reputation externally with selected networks, associations, and boards as appropriate, to ensure WV is at the forefront of the global sector debate.

  • Collaborate with Faith and Development actors externally as we seek to integrate faith into all our programming to address spirituals of causes of child well-being.

  • Represent and facilitate World Vision’s representation and participation in high level international meetings, forums and conferences as required to actively position WV as a NGO of choice with global 2030 Agenda platforms, and with potential and key partners, businesses, donors and stakeholders, businesses.

  • Provide leadership for WV's global sector external engagement in coordination with the Advocacy & External Engagement, Cross Sectors, Support Offices (SOs) and It Takes the World to End Violence Campaigns teams.

  • Enhance WV’s external reputation as a leading contributor in sector programming and practice strengthening through networking, partnering, advocacy, world-class publication, and other approaches.

  • Ensure that external engagement tools and processes (as developed by A&EE) are integrated into sector practice.

  • Support Partnership Strategy strategic imperative on partnering and collaboration.

Build Capacities (15%):

  • With WVI’s Advocacy/External Engagement Unit, build capacity of livelihoods experts to represent the sector externally and ensure external representations by subject matter experts reflect WV’s integrated understanding of development and child well-being.

  • In collaboration with the Knowledge Management and Capabilities Advisor, build capability of WV’s S4T Community of Practice (and support the E-Learning Academy where needed) and promote a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.

  • Builds partnership capabilities to roll out the Environmental Stewardship Management Policy in collaboration with the Global Field Operations (GFO).

Provide Global Stewardship (10%):

  • Support the global resource development strategy-providing sector expertize and actively positioning WV as a NGO of choice with key donors and stakeholders.

  • Bring to bear evidence of World Vision’s contribution to CWB in specific sectors in external relations for advocacy, donor relations and building WV’s reputation.

  • Identify and support the development and external profiling of key reports and publications developed by offices across the Partnership.

Ensure Accountability (5%):

  • In collaboration with the Evidence and Learning Advisor and Technical Support Organization (TSO), ensure appropriate use of evidence of results from WV’s work with relevant external stakeholders.

  • Maintain a global view of S4T and Environment programing portfolio across the partnership and determine the technical capacity needs of the partnership to identify opportunities for further impact.

Promote WV Way (10%):

  • Serve as relationship manager and cultivate specific partnerships with all multi-lateral agencies and works closely with WV AJC/EE (especially global capitals) team to realize WV’s sector strategy.

  • Provide management support and advice for global policy agenda / any advocacy campaign as per the Partnership strategy.

  • Oversees and coordinates closely with Support Offices’ sector team engagement and partners.

  • In collaboration with the Quality and Innovation Advisor, ensures that S4T project models and Environmental Stewardship Management Policy are integrated and have a ministry focus that is Christian, community-based and child-focused.

  • Ensure that WV’s distinctive are clearly integrated in sector approaches and programming.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • 10 years’ work experience with an International Development Organisation, Corporation or Government in the field of external relations, communications and policy influencing or livelihoods programming, including evidence based best practices, financial inclusion and or environmental management.

  • Experience of working in partnership with International Development Organisations through networks, coalitions and partnerships on policy themes related to sector (ultra-poor graduation, savings groups, environment, local value chain development, climate change, food systems, child sensitive social protection etc).

  • Excellent facilitation, communications (both written and verbal), negotiation, and collaboration skills are required for this position.

  • Master’s degree in the sector related expertise area or International/Economic Development.

  • In-depth knowledge / expertise in sector programming including evidence based best practices.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English (a plus if knowledgeable in French or Spanish).

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of livelihoods / economic development issues in developing countries

  • A proficient and confident public speaker.

  • Strong experience and proven skills in working effectively across the global organization to advance priorities and achieve change in situations without direct authority, in which influence, relationships, and technical quality is required to succeed.

  • Strong experience in developing strategy and policy in WV or in another International NGO.

  • Strong experience and proven skills in external engagement and livelihoods programming that contributes to change in policy and practice and builds WV’s reputation as a leader in the industry.

  • Strong experience in working with grant funded programmes by bilateral and multilateral donors.

  • Experience of humanitarian and fragile contexts.

  • Experience in working with faith actors and on faith related issues.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

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