EMERGENCY RESPONSE ROSTER

*We have consolidated World Vision's Emergency Response Roster. If you have previously applied your information has been retained and is in our database; do not reapply.

*Answer all questions on the application to be considered for the Emergency Response Roster; country location to be determined based on response.

*If you do not meet minimum eligibility requirements, we invite you to support and help through prayer and donations.

World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster is comprised of highly experienced and vetted humanitarian aid professionals available for short term, medium term, and long term emergency response assignments with World Vision. This roster allows World Vision to more rapidly identify and hire for key positions in its humanitarian response offices.

If selected, eligible applicants will first be fully vetted and then approved for the Emergency Response Roster. As vacancies arise in our humanitarian offices, roster members will be considered for employment opportunities.

If you have the required experience and would like to work with us helping protect lives, restore dignity, and renew hope, we’d love to hear from you.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements for all Emergency Response Roster Positions:

  • 5+ years of cross cultural humanitarian emergency experience outside of your home country.

  • Minimum 2 years experience serving successfully in fragile or unstable environments.

  • Experience directly managing staff during humanitarian emergency responses.

  • Ability to work long hours in stressful environments with a variety of skilled professionals.

  • Demonstrated management of budgets in emergency response settings.

  • Willing to serve unaccompanied; most likely in a team house setting.

  • English proficiency; written and verbal.

  • Grant Acquisition Management experience in your personalized expertise.

  • Strong track record in developing good working relationships with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies.

Below are the World Vision Emergency Response Roster positions that are currently open and accepting applications. If a position matching your background and interests is not listed, we encourage you to check back often as a more appropriate roster position may be listed and accepting applications at that time.

When submitting your application to World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster, please indicate in your cover letter / application which roster position you would like to be considered for.

Director positions currently accepting applications (must have 5-7+ years’ in response leadership role):

  • Response Director

  • Operations Director

  • Programmes Strategy & Development Director

Manager/Specialist positions currently accepting applications (must have 5+ years’ related experience):

  • Communication and External Engagement Manager

  • Human Resources Manager

  • Support Services Manager

  • Finance Manager

  • Information Management Manager

  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Humanitarian Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager

  • Grant Acquisition and Management Manager

  • Cash Programming Manager/Specialist

  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Manager/Specialist

  • Health Manager/Specialist

  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager/Specialist

  • Nutrition Manager/Specialist

  • Education in Emergencies Manager/Specialist

  • Livelihoods Manager/Specialist

  • Protection Manager/Specialist

  • Child Protection ManManager/Specialist

Technical Programme Manager - Health and Nutrition

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community 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 the beneficiaries above. 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 qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.

Position: Technical Programme Manager- Health and Nutrition

Report to: Programmes Operations Director

Location: Kampala – National Office

Purpose of the position:

Provide overall country office technical leadership and guide the strategy in Health and Nutrition program execution, monitoring, reporting, planning and partnership processes in a manner that promotes continuous improvement and innovation in line with WV’s standards and guidelines and ensure alignment with the Government policies and strategies. As a Technical Program Manager in WVU, he/she is responsible for operationalization of the Technical Program priorities. Provide overall leadership, oversight and management support for all aspects of Health and Nutrition Technical Programming in Operations Divisions. Ensure Technical Program implementation is managed effectively and contribute to Child Well-Being Outcomes in line with National Office Strategic Priorities and meets community and donor accountability in line with World Vision’s policies and standards.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Technical Leadership and Program Management

  • Ensure provision of adequate technical support to Health and Nutrition projects by technical experts.

  • Provide leadership to advocacy implementation within Health and Nutrition

  • Work closely with the strategy and program effectiveness team for quality child wellbeing, annual and technical reports.

  • Provide strong and positive leadership to the field Health and Nutrition Technical Program (TP) Officers ensuring competent and motivated staff are hired and retained.

  • Support professional and personal development of Health and Nutrition technical staff through on-the-job coaching, identification of learning and training needs and opportunities.

  • Ensure that Health and Nutrition Technical Programme is managed and executed well as per plans within time, cost and budgets, meeting donor and community accountability.

  • Provide support to the Regional Program Managers and Cluster Managers to monitor operations budgets, funding, expenditures and execution.

  • Ensure Health and Nutrition Technical Program and all related projects achieve Child Well-Being Outcomes in line with the Organization’s Ministry Framework and Development Approach, and National Office (NO) strategic priorities and programme designs.

  • Provide oversight of the Technical Program operational risk management, including ensuring timely responsiveness to issues that might compromise the effective implementation of the technical program.

  • Contribute to the effective TP related disaster management and emergency functions, based on Partnership protocols and standards.

  • Ensure that Technical Program field level programming contributes to national level advocacy strategies. Supports the TPOs and Program managers to have meaningful engagments with al partners across areas where the TP is implemented (especially Districts) for realisation of TP objectives.

  • Assess and plan for Health and Nutrition staff capacities/competencies.

  • Conduct timely training needs assessment among staff

  • Facilitate capacity building of staff on Health and Nutrition

  • Staff supervision and guidance to ensure overall quality and comprehensive Health and Nutrition technical program

Technical Program Planning and Implementation

  • In collaboration with Regional Program Managers significantly contribute to the development of Technical program detailed implementation plan (DIPs) and key priorities of WV operations (short, medium and long)

  • Develop a business plan for Health and Nutrition TP in alignment with strategy and plans of other departments.

  • Ensure Children’s Sponsorship standards are adhered to in implementation of the Health and Nutrition Projects

  • Takes the needs of Registered Children into consideration in the design and plans of Techncial Plans

  • Support the Regional Program Managers to develop budget for TP; provides rough budget estimates for each “Technical Project” implemented in each AP; Estimate national-level activity and operation budget; make plan for funding portfolio and coordinate with Area Plan to negotiate with SOs/donors

  • Approve the technical Area Plans, detailed implementation plans for all projects/grants and approval of reports.

  • Support the Associate Director Grants in Health and Nutrition Technical programs related grants start up and implementation

  • Work with cluster/AP Health and Nutrition teams to provide support of Health and Nutrition grants and ensure the implementation is done in an integrated manner.

  • Actively participate in grants reporting as well as reflection and ensures that projects are responding to the emerging issues in timely manner.

Technical Program Reporting

  • Responsible for Health and Nutrition Technical Program baseline, Indicator Tracking Table (ITT) and activity monitoring, semi-annual and annual reports and evaluation of Technical Program.

  • Ensures results of Technical Programme is measured by outcome/output indicator achievements

  • Leads the Semi-annual and Annual technical program reporting and ensures child wellbeing impact is adequately captured and presented in a manner that is supported by quality evidence and scale.

  • Supports the Area Plans related annual reporting on Health and Nutrition technical projects and ensures that it conforms to support offices fiduciary requirements as well as donor promise.

Capacity Building

  • Assess and plan for National Office Health and Nutrition staff capacities/competencies.

  • Engage appropriate SMEs for identified training gaps

  • Facilitate capacity building of staff on health technical modules, public health topics, through trainings, workshops, OJT, technical backstopping etc.

  • Staff supervision and guidance to ensure overall quality and comprehensive management of health technical program

Accountability and Quality Assurance for Model Implementation

  • In close colloboration with Regional Program Managers, ensure provision of good quality services to technical programme implementation (Model fedelity) and in turn follow Partnership standards, policies and protocols, including all relevant sections of LEAP 3 implementation guidance.

  • Support adequate quality assurance processes to ensure that programmes meet defined programme quality standards including indicator performance.

  • Ensure that findings and recommendations from various accountability mechanisms such as reflection, Operational and Finance Audits, Technical Programme evaluations, Technical Program Reviews, are acted upon in a timely and effective manner.

  • Supports Regional Program Managers to adapt Technical Programmes for implementation at the local level

Other duties

  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time

  • Participate and contribute in committees and task forces e.g. Senior Management Committee

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Preferably Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and/or a Master’s in Public Health OR

  • Degree in Nursing with Masters in Public Health or related course with extensive programming experience OR a Master Degree in Public Health, Nutrition or related field.

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Health and Nutrition with a thorough understanding of all areas of project management cycles in a complex, international development organization. 5 years should have been at a managerial level.

  • Training or certification in Portfolio and/or Programme Management with accredited institutions such as PMI, or IPMA.

  • Working experience or engagement with Ministry/department of Health at National and County levels.in

  • Strong experience is participation in Sector working groups

  • Ability to engage at a strategic level with senior government, UN and INGO official

  • Must have some legal experience on issues related to Health and Nutrition.

  • Knowledge of WVI working systems, policies and standards will be an advantage

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

  • Strong budgetary and financial management skills.

  • Good interpersonal, organizational and management skills

  • The position holder must be results oriented and team a player.

  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliable and dependable

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Networking and influencing skills

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to engage at a strategic level

  • Good report writing skills is a prerequisite

  • Strong budgetary and financial management skills.

  • Good interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.

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

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

  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes or similar database, email and internet programs.

  • Ability to travel within country, regional and internationally.

Reputation Communications Director

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

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Reporting to the Senior Director, Public Engagement, the Reputation Communications Director is a senior role proactively and reactively directing the development of reputation protection and building activities. They will lead two teams with distinct areas of communitions skills and responsibilities.

This director is responsible for maintaining World Vision’s reputation during crises and faced with risks. They will lead the risk communications team that handles emerging incidents and reputational crises in the partnership and ensures there are strong policies, procedures and protocols for these responses offices across the partnership and globally. This Director will work directly with global media and other influential external partners and stakeholders to shape their understanding of and trust in WV.

They will also direct a creative and technical digital properties team that develops and control all of the digital channels of World Vision Internationsl (WVI) (WVI.org, fb, Instagram, twitter etc.).

The postholder will fully understand the relationship between trust drivers, the impact of crises, and the increase in positive reputation and will use this knowledge to significantly build trust in the organisation in order to grow influence, impact and income.

This role will work closely with the Senior Director, Public Engagement and the Senior Director, Communications and others in the global marketing and communications core team to identify and promote opportunities for building trust and reputation in line with the global partnership strategy. Able to act on their own, the postholder will work closely in partnership with others, including members of the Executive Leadership Team, Regional Leaders and Support Office (SO) and regional executives, Evidence & Learning, Global Resource Development (GRD), External Engagement & Advocacy and Faith & Development, providing advice and guidance to ensure reputation is managed and maintained through change and operational actions.

Working closely with the Brand Director, this postholder will ensure all reputation building activities are on brand and build and support the partnership and Global Communications strategies.

The position will be responsible for directing a team of communications experts in crisis management and digital communications, ensuring partnership capacity is in place for strong responsive comms for global issues and crises, developing evidence based communications that convey who we are, our core values, demonstrate our Christian Identity and build our reputation with powerholders, supports and the humanitarian sector and maintaining best in class digital properties for WVI.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Set the strategic directions and lead a team of communications experts in crisis management and digital communications, ensuring partnership capacity is in place for strong responsive comms for global issues and crises, developing evidence based communications that convey who we are, our core values, demonstrate our Christian Identity and build our reputation with powerholders, supports and the humanitarian sector and maintaining best in class digital properties for WVI.

  • Provide leadership to Risk Advisors team to ensure global capacity for incident responses and ensure policies, protocols and training are consistently reflecting best practice. Advise and guide senior leadership in the partnership on Tier 1 and 2 responses to issues that threaten to harm the WV brand and reputation, and deal directly with global media and other partners during these incidents.

  • Strategically lead the digital properties team in developing and maintaining best-in-class digital channels for WVI, including WVI.org and all affiliated National Office, campaign and functional websites and microsites, fb, twitter, Instagram and youtube channels and any emerging digital channels.

  • Engage with executives in WVI and across the partnership to create and ensure alignment and that executives are champions of the digital strategy.

  • Work closely with the Senior Director, Public Engagement and the Senior Director, Communications and others in the global marketing and communications core team to identify and promote opportunities for building trust and reputation in line with the global partnership strategy. Work closely in partnership with others, including members of the Executive Leadership Team, Regional Leaders and SO and regional executives, Evidence & Learning, GRD, External Engagement &

  • Advocacy and Faith & Development, providing advice and guidance to ensure reputation is managed and maintained through change and operational actions.

  • Identify, develop and champion reputation building activities that take account of trust drivers and build positive organisational reputation and ensure these are used in WVI channels, and in offices across the partnership. Use organisational and communications strategies as a springboard to develop and maintain improvements to global reputation and engage the voices of leaders in the org as well as children, communities and partners.

  • Work closely with the Brand Director to ensure all reputation building activities are on brand and build and support the partnership and Global Communications strategies.

  • Lead the development of corporate materials that will grow trust in the organization eg, World Vision Guide, Global Annual Reviews in line with the organizational brand and strategy.

  • Play an active senior role and provide strategic crisis management and branding approach in the Operations Management Team and lead digital comms networks for the partnership. In this strategic approach and the active role in the digital comms networks is considering the relationship between trust drivers, the impact of crises, and the increase in positive reputation and will use this knowledge to significantly build trust in the organisation in order to grow influence, impact and income.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Post Graduate degree or equivalent in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or a related field.

  • 10+ years working in a communications role, preferably within World Vision.

  • 10+ Experience with successful crisis management.

  • Experience developing high-level communications strategies based on insights and research, and gaining senior stakeholders’ ownership and buy-in for the strategies.

  • Thorough understanding of World Vision’s ministry and issues including children, poverty, relief, sustainable development, donor engagement and food aid.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; able to win the confidence of a broad range of different stakeholders.

  • Thorough understanding of media, its likely interests, demands and expectations.

  • Thorough understanding of crisis and issues management.

  • Good understanding of private, public and institutional donors, as well as other partners, and their expectations and needs for information during a crisis.

  • Experience of working in cross-cultural environments, sensitivity to multicultural social, religious and gender issues.

  • Strong analytical skills, able to clearly assess and evaluate issues and alternative strategies.

  • A self-starter, able to identify the key issues and mobilise senior stakeholder support.

  • Excellent writing skills.

  • Familiarity with general legal concepts such as confidentiality, liability, contractual obligations etc.

  • Experience working with lawyers for legal advice and counsel.

  • Understand transparency and accountability trends and issues in the humanitarian sector.

  • Understanding of internal communications and of ways in which staff can help build and maintain reputation.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Understanding of what builds and detracts from trust and reputation.

  • Multi-lingual ability an advantage.

  • Crisis communications experience.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Senior Director, External Engagement

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

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Senior Director, External Engagement provides overall leadership, coordination and alignment of global level external engagement, seeking to achieve influence, support income and ultimately to impact external targets in support of WV objectives for children as articulated in Our Promise. The Senior Director will develop and deliver annual plans that maximize the external engagement of Senior leaders, sector and thematic experts, policy advisors and children. The Senior Leader leads and facilitates the External Engagement (EE) Advisory Group for aligned and impactful external engagement across the Global Centre, including through analysis and prioritization of external stakeholders and partnerships, and through regular reporting, innovation and excellence. The Senior Director leads the alignment of EE in WV Global Capitals, leads a team of EE advisors (including in the Global Capitals) and ensures that WV voices are addressing the most important and impactful stakeholders, forums and processes in support of the rights and well being of children, especially the most vulnerable. The Senior Leader will support strong external engagement across all entities of the Partnership, including support to Regional Advocacy Directors in their EE planning. S/he will support Senior WV leaders, including the President, in their participation in major multilateral events and dialogue with external bodies.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop and deliver a global External Engagement agenda focused on the rights of children and the achievement of priority Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) External Engagement agenda provides the best opportunities for WV to advance its external objectives and positively impact the lives of most vulnerable children.

Examples include:

  • Work with Global Capital leads to represent or position WV within the UN, diplomatic, and NGO communities.

  • Coordinate and facilitate external relationships that enable WV to articulate its concerns to NGO, UN, Governmental, and other multilateral bodies.

  • Strategic briefings to inform organizations of WV's work and policy positioning.

  • Direct meetings with key individuals and active participation in meetings of multilateral bodies.

  • Support, coordinate and facilitate representation at agreed global events on behalf of the wider A&EE.

  • Translate in-depth policy work in A&EE priority thematic areas into messaging for use in external relationships.

  • Maintain good relations and work effectively with other members of the GC, SOs and GFO teams to ensure that World Vision presents a professional and efficient point of contact to global institutions.

  • Including maintaining awareness of the activities of other members of the team to enable mutual support during times of high pressure activity.

  • Management of the EE team, including across Global Capitals in New York, Geneva and Brussels. Support regional capitals in other locations (Africa, Asia and LAC).

  • Aligned, well functioning team supporting overall EE objectives of the A&EE team and Global Centre.

  • Develop team culture in line with agreed A&EE behaviours and mindsets.

  • Contribute to the overall leadership of the A&EE team.

  • Set and monitor the team’s annual workplans and the individual workplans of the team.

  • Manage budget.

  • Represent World Vision, and/or support representation of World Vision leaders at priority external forums, events, networks and other processes to promote agreed policy positions.

  • Strong and effective World Vision representation at priority global forums and processes, through:

  • Consistent use of strategic planning processes and tools. This includes working with Global Communications to develop communications plans for all priority engagements, and working with the President’s communications team when he is participating.

  • Support for participation in international meetings, and provision of direction re: networking with multilateral leaders. Briefing key World Vision leaders before key events and debriefing afterwards.

  • Act as the organisational representative, the representative of the President, or the representative of the Advocacy & External Engagement Partnership Leader at external forums.

  • Advise WV leadership on industry thinking and new developments.

  • Provide overall leadership to EE Advisory Group.

  • Aligned, coherent and bold World Vision EE across the Global Centre, directed at the most important and prioritized external stakeholders, leading to influence, income and impact for children.

  • Provide guidance for the development of strategic global partnerships.

  • WV’s highest priority global partnerships are performing and delivering at their optimal level and, thereby, making substantive contributions to WV’s impact.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Masters degree in International Affairs, Public Policy, International Development, Human Rights, Law or other relevant field.

  • Minimum 7 year leadership experience working in child rights focused External Engagement in CSO context and/or government or multilateral context.

  • Expert level understanding of child rights policy debates and dialogues, including regarding the Sustainable Development Goals, ODA, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  • Significant field experience and/or understanding in international development or humanitarian contexts.

  • English language fluency.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent communications skills, verbally and written.

  • Excellent trends and political analysis skills.

  • Excellent team leadership and management skills.

  • Strong understanding of World Vision Partnership and Our Promise.

  • Strong understanding of global trends, debates and agendas related to development and humanitarian issues.

Work Environment/Travel:

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