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

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.

Record to Report (R2R) Team Leader Tower 1, Ghana

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To support transactional processes within Tower 1 of Record to Report, from receipt to posting of journal entries to account allocations; as requested by customers, timely and correctly according to Month End and Year End calendar deliverables, and ensuring compliance to all internal controls, Partnership Finance Manual and General Accounting principles.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervises and coordinates the tasks and deliverables of General Ledger Assistants in performing accounting transactions from receipt to posting (including, but not limited to, budget upload, journals, adjustment, reversal & reclassifications, account allocations, split billing clearing, intercompany accounting /pre-approvals and other general accounting tasks) ensuring accuracy, completeness, timeliness and consistency with WV policies.

  • Support the R2R Global Manager Tower 1 in staff development and training.

  • Conduct performance reviews; coach and mentor staff members; help identify and support development needs.

  • Act as back-up and/or the lead of the team on behalf or absence of the R2R Global Manager Tower 1.

  • Act as Tier 2 for requests, issues, questions or concerns raised for processes within Tower 1 (i.e. invalid code combinations, issues on posting date vs transaction date, amounts discrepancy, etc.) and assign the same to team members, as appropriate.

  • Review and post journal entries, adjustments and reversals.

  • Review and follow-up all outstanding pre-approvals (PAs), unclear split billing accounts, unallocated accounts and unposted journal entries, ensuring SLAs are met consistently.

  • Support continuous improvement processes and the development of better tools to strengthen General Accounting operations including global initiatives, particularly processes within Tower 1.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor´s degree with a major in accounting, finance, or business administration.

  • Minimum 3 year experience supervising a team.

  • Good command of written and spoken business English.

  • Functional knowledge of general accounting standards and transactions recording.

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels.

  • Ability to perform and direct root cause analysis over various transactional issues.

  • Demonstrated strong work ethic and flexible hours as needed; ability to drive results and meet strict deadlines.

  • Good knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

  • Proficient in MS Office applications and any accounting ERP solutions.

  • At least 3 or more years of experience in General Ledger (Record to Report) processes.

  • Ability to promote teamwork in a virtual team environment.

  • Six Sigma certification preferred (yellow or green belt).

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Detailed-oriented.

  • Collaboration.

  • Teamwork spirit.

  • Continuous Improvements knowledge.

  • Organizational and effective time management skills.

  • Experience in interfacing with the business from a Shared Service Centre, preferable.

Record to Report (R2R) Team Leader Tower 3, Ghana

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To support the R2R Global Manager Tower 3 in managing the day-to-day operations within the tower in providing highly specialized accounting work to maintain the customers’ and offices’ general ledgers. This includes financial planning & controlling, cash management, period-end closing, reporting and analysis functions. He/She will ensure the integrity of financial reports are accurate and submitted timely for the countries under the Shared Services’ portfolio, in accordance to Month End and Year End calendar deliverables, ensuring compliance to all internal controls, Partnership Finance Manual and General Accounting principles.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervises and coordinates the tasks and deliverables of Senior General Ledger Accountants on performing financial closing, reporting and analysis (including, but not limited to, perform Pbas reconciliations, exchange rate calculations and revaluation process, cost allocation, local income and direct funding, fixed assets recording –addition, depreciation and disposal, and preparation of financial reports and posting the same to FFR database) ensuring accuracy, completeness, timeliness and consistency with WV policies.

  • Support the R2R Global Manager Tower 3 in staff development and training.

  • Conduct performance reviews; coach and mentor staff members; identify and support development needs and trainings.

  • Act as back-up and/or the lead of the team on behalf or absence of the R2R Global Manager Tower 3.

  • Act as Tier 2 for requests, issues, questions or concerns raised for Tower 3 (i.e. handling tax on WV perspective vs local tax regulations, foreign exchange movements across one or more currency due to translational differences as rates change, financial consolidation for ROs, getting customers on-board with new technology, etc.), and assign the same to team members, as appropriate.

  • Prepare, review and post monthly, quarterly and year-end financial reports in the FFR database (including ledger extract, financial reports package, reconciliations, cash analysis, cover memo, etc.)

  • Support and review all cash management activities, statutory requirements, budget and planning and other requirements, particularly for regional office and SS local accounting ( (i.e. Cashflow, days of cash calculation, petty cash, local income, direct funding requests and reconciliations; Statutory tax forms, employee income tax and tax declarations to government; Severance pay and repatriation assistance liability, etc.

  • Support and review period end activities- MyPbas reconciliations and analysis, including maintenance; Cost allocation (CAL), exchange rate calculation and revaluation process; and other financial reports as requested.

  • Support continuous improvement processes and the development of better tools to strengthen General Accounting operations including global initiatives.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor´s degree with a major in accounting, finance, or business administration.

  • Minimum 4 year experience supervising a team.

  • Good command of written and spoken business English.

  • Strong technical knowledge in general accounting standards, statutory, financial and management reporting, analysis and forecasting skills.

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels.

  • Demonstrates leadership and effectively manage subordinates.

  • High standard for quality, compliance and internal controls.

  • Customer focused and service delivery oriented.

  • High knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

  • Proficient in MS Office applications and any accounting ERP solutions.

  • At least 4 years of progressive experience in General Ledger (Record to Report) processes.

  • Ability to develop and promote teamwork in a virtual team environment.

  • Working knowledge on continuous improvements and operational excellence.

  • Certified Accountant designation or any recognized accounting body, strongly preferred.

  • Six Sigma certification preferred (Green Belt).

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong analysis skills.

  • Practical problem solving skills and the ability to influence change.

  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with other team members.

  • Excellent initiative and ability to commit to a course of action.

  • Pro-active and innovative with ideas to improve processes/ services.

  • Professional attitude and customer service orientation.

  • Experience working within a Shared Service environment, preferable.

Record to Report (R2R) Team Leader Tower 2, Ghana

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To support the R2R Global Manager Tower 2 in managing the day-to-day operations within the tower in performing reconciliations & analysis and account-end processes – preparation of financial information and GL close reporting; as requested by customers, timely and correctly according to Month End and Year End calendar deliverables, by ensuring the compliance of all internal controls, Partnership Finance Manual and General Accounting principles.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervises and coordinates the tasks and deliverables of General Ledger Accountants in performing reconciliations & analysis and account-end processes – preparation of financial information and GL close reporting (including, but not limited to, bank reconciliations, 300 account and balance sheet accounts reconciliations, aging analysis, review & post journals, adjustment, reversal & reclassifications, direct charges monitoring & maintenance, and period-end activities) ensuring accuracy, completeness, timeliness and consistency with WV policies.

  • Support the R2R Global Manager Tower 2 in staff development and training.

  • Conduct performance reviews; coach and mentor staff members; identify and support development needs and trainings.

  • Act as back-up and/or the lead of the team on behalf or absence of the R2R Global Manager Tower 2.

  • Act as Tier 2 for requests, issues, questions or concerns raised for Tower 2 (i.e. resolving outstanding reconciling items, missing documents for aged accounts, issues on exchange rate, etc.), and assign the same to team members, as appropriate.

  • Review bank, 300 account and balance sheet accounts reconciliations, ensuring outstanding and reconciling items are cleared on a timely basis.

  • Review and follow-up Aging Analysis of balance sheet accounts for reporting, including monitoring of late or outstanding balances.

  • Support and review period end activities- NOs monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports in the FFR database.

  • Support continuous improvement processes and the development of better tools to strengthen General Accounting operations including global initiatives.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor´s degree with a major in accounting, finance, or business administration.

  • Minimum 3 year of experience supervising a team.

  • Good command of written and spoken business English.

  • Knowledgeable of general accounting standards, account reconciliations & analysis and period-end closing activities.

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels.

  • Demonstrates leadership and effectively manage subordinates.

  • Ability to perform and direct root cause analysis over various outstanding accounts.

  • Customer focused and service delivery oriented.

  • Good knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) including internal controls.

  • Proficient in MS Office applications and any accounting ERP solutions.

  • At least 3 or more years of progressive experience in General Ledger (Record to Report) processes.

  • Ability to develop and promote teamwork in a virtual team environment.

  • Knowledge on continuous improvements.

  • Six Sigma certification preferred (yellow or green belt).

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Good analysis skills.

  • Practical problem solving skills.

  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with other team members.

  • Flexibility to changing situations.

  • Pro-active and innovative with ideas to improve processes/ services.

  • Experience working within a Shared Service environment, preferable.