Strategic Planning Specialist

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Strategic Planning Specialist

NOTE: ONLY CAMBODIAN NATIONALS MAY APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

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

Are you ready to be a change maker?

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

Position: Strategic Planning Specialist

Location: National Office, Phnom Penh

Salary & Benefit: 970 USD – 1212 USD

I. POSITION BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

The Strategic Planning Specialist position is located within the Strategy & Programme Quality Department (SPQD). The position plays a crucial role in meeting the alignment requirements and implementing the Field Office strategy through ongoing landscape and organisational performance monitoring against its strategic targets and goals to transform he lives of the most vulnerable children.

To ensure the fulfilment of the corporate planning functions to realise WVI-C’s strategy and provide strategic support to the local fundraising team in strategy alignment and donor engagement.

II. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage national level context/landscape scanning

  • Manage Field Office (FO) strategy planning

  • Coordinate FO performance monitoring of the strategy implementation with department heads

  • Coordinate Risk and Compliance Management with the RCMT and relevant risk owners

III. REQUIREMENTS:

  • Degree in a development-related field and/or management studies.

  • Strategic Business Planning and Management

  • Project Management including design, monitoring and evaluation

  • Critical Thinking skills

  • Research and documentation skills

  • Facilitation skills

  • Good command of Microsoft Office ( working of cloud service )

  • Communications skills (fluency both read and write English and Khmer)

  • Requires three years of experience in relief/development/local community

  • Facilitation, engagement with leaders or manager level in business needs

Selected candidates are required to produce Local Police Clearance Certificate prior to date of joining in the organization.

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

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

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

Senior Business Development Specialist

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Senior Business Development Specialist (SBDS)

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

Are you ready to be a change maker?

Applicable to:

  • Cambodian Nationals

  • Internationals with local residence in Cambodia

Position: Senior Business Development Specialist (SBDS)

Location: National Office

Salary: 1,280$ - 1,920 $ per month

Number of Positon: 1

Type of Contract: Local Hire Undefined Contract

I. PURPOSE AND BACKGROUND OF THE POSITION

To provide expertise and leadership in acquiring grant and private non-sponsorship funding, build relationships with external donors (including USAID, World Bank, EU, etc.); key stakeholders, Support Offices and other partner organizations; and build the capacity of technical staff in the areas of business development, grant acquisition and proposal writing.

The SBDS will work with a team of professionals pursuing the acquisition of high-quality grants and private funding to increase non-sponsorship funding for World Vision International Cambodia and ensure the office meets its strategic priorities. The day to day work of the SBDS will include proactive donor engagement activities to ensure the identification of funding sources and the development of strong relationships that will enable new donor support and repeat awards from existing donors. The SBDS will be coordinating and developing high-quality funding proposals and other documents and will be involved in sharing information with the technical team and other relevant departments within the office. The SBDS will develop and enhance relationships with World Vision Support Office, the Asia Pacific Regional Office, as well as external stakeholders. The SBDS will report directly to the Senior Manager for Resource Acquisition and will be expected to mentor and develop capacity of other members of the team.

II. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contributing and participating in the resource acquisition efforts and leading the grant/PNS proposal development process to contribute towards successful funding proposals

  • Participating in the development of WVC’s grant acquisition strategy and annual business plans;Lead in the coordination, development, writing and submission of proposals for grant and PNS funding

  • Lead/support pre-positioning process with donors/key stakeholders/partners for upcoming opportunities in the pipeline

  • Lead/Support donor engagement process with new and repeat donors,

  • Coordinate with external stakeholders and partners and lead in the development of consortia

  • Lead grant design and start-up workshops and ensure the quality of handover to operations for project start-up and implementation

  • Ensure high quality systems and processes for grant acquisition are maintained, as well as systems for Acquisition Knowledge Management to meet organizational needs and standards

  • Coordinate among internal stakeholders to ensure quality project design in alignment with organizational priorities and community needs

  • Develop leadership and management skills to support the Resource Acquisition Unit (RAU)

  • Mentor and supervise the day-to-day work of the Business Development Officer

  • Travel to the field as necessary, particularly for the purpose of donor visits to projects

III. REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelors degree in relevant discipline such as development studies, international relations, management, economics or a related discipline.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of programming, funding, financial management standards

  • Demonstrated knowledge of development theory, sectoral programmes, transformational development, gender mainstreaming and inclusive programming

  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and an ability to work supportively within a team

  • Excellent spoken and written English skills

  • Computer literacy, especially in Microsoft Word and Excel

  • At least 3 years’ experience in designing programs, developing project proposals and budgets

  • At least 2 years working in a donor relations position (including understanding donor priorities, requirements and standards, and presenting the organization to donors)

  • At least 2 years’ experience working in social development sector (NGO, UN agency, etc.)

  • Shows humble leadership that supports the team; attitude that seeks consensus, collaboration and engagement

  • Able to handle multiple priorities and tasks; able to deliver under pressure and deadlines

  • Values quality and timeliness in his/her work

Candidates who are offered job are required to produce Local Police Clearance Certificate prior to date of joining in the organisation.

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

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

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

Market Facilitator for Local Value Chain Development

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Market Facilitator for Local Value Chain Development (LVCD)

NOTE: ONLY CAMBODIAN NATIONALS MAY APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

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

Are you ready to be a change maker?

Our Cambodia Office is seeking for One (01) candidateto fill in the position below:

I. THE PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

To provide technical guidance and support in the rollout of local value chain development that provides overall support and facilitation to Agriculture Cooperative (AC)/Producer Groups (PG), small entrepreneurs. With a special focus on covering the families with the most vulnerable children. Support the target beneficiaries to increase their incomes by assisting AC/PG/small entrepreneurs and producers to meet the buyer’s requirements and gain access to more lucrative and sustainable markets. Key duties will include; working with producers to understand the opportunities for local production and marketing, conducting participatory value chain analysis, identifying key market players, opportunities and constraints, formulating innovative market hypothetical’s, generating real market orders, and coaching/mentoring producers in AC/PG.

Position: Market Facilitator for Local Value Chain Development (LVCD)

Location: Preah Vihear Province

Salary: 749 US$- 937 US$

  1. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct and produce reports of situational analysis and local value chain assessment to identify the constraints and opportunities for the products promoted through LVCD and those products, which are in demand in the markets.

  • Work on the formation and capacity building of AC/PG/Saving to improve AC/PG/Saving governance and productivity of producers.

  • Coordinate market linkages to assist the producer’s to access better markets.

  • Undertake monitoring and evaluation process that contributes to the implementation of project M&E plan.

  1. REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor degreein Business Administration, Marketing, Economics, Commerce, or related field/s will be highly valued, Graduate in Agriculture Science is a plus

  • Technical knowledge and skills in value chain development, business & market development, and private sector development, project management such as budget management, planning, managing own workload, monitoring, and evaluation

  • At least 3 years’ experiences in the value chain development, business facilitation, private sector development, business development or market linkages/facilitation

  • Demonstrated good teamwork, facilitation, and collaboration skills

  • Experience working with and developing AC/producer group, buyers, private sectors, farmers, developing and coordinating with networks

  • Good written and oral communication in English and MS Words, Excel, and internet

  • Experience in using M&E data collection tools and data entry

  • Experience in coordinating and delivering training and workshops for groups and communities (including coaching and mentoring).

Selected candidates are required to produce Local Police Clearance Certificate prior to date of joining in the organization.

GO GREEN! SAVE THE TREES!

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

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

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

Finance Manager-Grant and Partnership

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Finance Manager-Grant and Partnership

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

Are you ready to be a change maker?

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

Position: Finance Manager-Grant and Partnership

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Salary range: Negotiable

Local position - no relocation assistance available

PURPOSE OF POSITION

To oversee and provide financial management for all grant and Private Non Sponsorship (PNS) funded projects, with a focus on ensuring effective and efficient internal financial control, which includes compliance, risk management, quality budget proposal, accounting, and PBAS management in both partners and World Vision International- Cambodia (WVI-C) projects.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure that all Grants and PNS Finance operating are compliance with all donors and WVI-C regulations and requirements

  • Control Financial Risk to avoid significant finance audit ratings, both WVI-C grant & Private Non Sponsorship (PNS) fund projects and partners

  • Coordinate and ensure all working partners are met partnership Finance qualification and requirements

  • Lead in budget proposal for competitive quality and align with donor regulation and requirements

  • Lead and ensure funding and budget process to ensure the National Office budget planning are met all guidelines

  • Provide leadership and capacity building for the effective Finance Management performance

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • University Degree in Accounting or Finance Engineering, or Business Administration, or equivalent professional qualification (advanced ACCA)

  • At least three years senior level accounting experience. One to two years of experience in grant accounting is required with a preference for USAID and other government grant experience. World Vision experience is preferred

  • Knowledge of Sun Systems, Vision, DOS allocation methodology and other computer related financial/accounting system and budgeting is necessary

  • S/he must have a good command of the English Language, both written and spoken

  • Experience in managing staff

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge of Sun Systems, Vision, DOS allocation methodology and other computer related financial/accounting system and budgeting is necessary

  • S/he must have a good command of the English Language, both written and spoken

  • Support WV Vision. Mission and Core Values

Work Environment

Must be willing and able to travel to province up to 20% to monitor and strengthen financial system within organization and sub-grant.

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

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

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

Senior Technical Specialist Monitoring & Evaluation

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ISAF Senior Technical Specialist Monitoring & Evaluation

NOTE: ONLY CAMBODIAN NATIONALS MAY APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

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

Are you ready to be a change maker?

Position: ISAF Senior Technical Specialist Monitoring & Evaluation

Location: Phnom Penh

Salary Range: Negotiable

Position Purpose:

To lead all Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and reporting efforts of WVIC so all the requirements of all relevant donors for the ISAF projects are met by both WVIC and its implementing partners (sub-grantees) through the development of a robust M&E framework and system, adequate capacity building to staff and implementing partners and the management of the ISAF M&E team. Additionally, this position will ensure that the relevant M&E data and information is collected, analysed and managed for learning and influencing purposes, contributing to the improvement of the ISAF technical model and to the engagement of relevant external stakeholders.

Major Responsibilities:

  • To lead all M&E and reporting efforts of WVIC so all the requirements of all relevant donors for all ISAF projects are met by both WVIC and its implementing partners (sub-grantees).

  • To lead the development of a strong M&E framework and system for all ISAF projects that will ensure that the relevant data and information is collected and managed for accountability, learning and influencing purposes.

  • To lead on the quality implementation of the M&E framework and use of the M&E system through the development of the relevant technical guidance, adequate capacity building to project staffs and implementing partners, technical coaching and quality control of the work on staffs and third parties.

  • To coordinate and engage with external stakeholders to support the accountability and learning of the ISAF partnership

  • To lead and manage the ISAF Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) team over the duration of all ISAF projects to achieve the previous objectives.

Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Bachelors in Social Sciences and development studies management, masters is preferred

  • Certification/ training in monitoring & evaluation, or program/project planning and management

  • Strong skills of professional facilitation, communication, data management and analysis, knowledge management, research and development, in M&E

  • Solid working experience in monitoring and evaluation is a must

  • A minimum of 5 year of professional in development sector

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Social Accountability Framework implementation

  • Experiences of working with local NGOs/sub-grants

  • Demonstrated competency in implementing assessments/evaluations, including designing assessment/evaluation methodology, data collection and analysis tools, managing data collection in the field and analysing data for both quantitative and qualitative

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, and ability to work closely and supportively within a team

  • Knowledge of techniques with proven ability to manage and analyse data

  • Good analytical/problem solving skills and communications

  • Proficiency in English (both read and write )

  • Good computer skills (MS Words, Excel and Access)

GO GREEN! SAVE THE TREES!

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

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

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

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.

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.

Response Director

*Country location to be determined based on response.

*Please submit your CV in English.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Our 34,000+ staff members working in nearly 100 countries are united in helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

When disaster strikes, we are on the ground, quickly providing immediate support and we stay helping to rebuild lives for children, families, and communities.

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.

All Roster position will be Non-Family/Unaccompanied postings lasting 3-12 months.

As vacancies arise in our humanitarian offices, roster members will be considered for employment opportunities.

We are currently accepting applications to join the Emergency Response Roster and are seeking candidates for:

Requirements:

  • 5+ years Leadership experience in a Humanitarian/Fragile/Emergency context

  • Minimum 2 years of cross cultural humanitarian emergency experience outside of your home country.

  • 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 (non-family); most likely living in a team house setting.

  • English proficiency, written and verbal. (French/Arabic/Spanish preferred)

  • Grant Acquisition and Management experience

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

RESPONSE DIRECTOR PURPOSE:

The Response Director (RD) has primary responsibility for directing the response from strategy to implementation, inclusive of performance and oversight of all aspects of the response. She/he should develop and maintain an efficient, cohesive team, while ensuring effective coordination and relationships with the other agencies, officials, beneficiaries, donors and all areas of the Partnership.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop and monitor implementation of response strategy that addresses WV strategic goals to meet humanitarian needs:

  • Lead response strategy development with National Director (ND), Regional Leader (RL), Partnership Executive Team (PET) and other senior stakeholders.

  • Ensure primary and secondary information on needs inform strategy formulation.

  • Ensure context analysis informs strategy development.

  • Consult with ND and RL to ensure National Office (NO) strategy and plans (including Child Wellbeing targets) are taken into account in response strategy formulation.

  • Ensure strategy aligns with anticipated capacity.

  • Monitor appropriateness of strategy in addition to implementation of strategy and transition plans.

Ensure response is staffed to meet response needs:

  • Contribute to NO capacity building in the area of emergency response in coordination with NO leadership and Human Resources (HR).

  • Determine response organization structure with ND and HR.

  • Conduct high-level workforce planning with HR and mobilise surge functions as required.

  • Oversee the recruitment of the RDs direct reports.

  • Ensure defined accountabilities under the Emergency Management System (EMS) are clear for each function including Term of Reference (TOR) objectives and qualitycriteria.

  • Ensure HR works with EMS functions to identify workforce requirements.

  • Ensure HR plans for capacity building with EMS functions.

  • Ensure HR develops performance planning and review processes that include quality criteria.

  • Ensure HR establishes a staff care function and mechanisms that support staff well-being.

  • Consult ND to plan Response team transition/integration.

  • Ensure adequate internal communications mechanisms are in place to ensure policies, information and decisions are shared with staff as appropriate.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with humanitarian actors, government representatives, World Vision stakeholders, the media and general public:

  • Represent the response in Partnership Executive Team and Partnership Coordination Team (PCT) (where activated).

  • Identify and highlight areas of conflict to Response Senior Management Team (SMT), ND, RL and Partnership Executive Committee (where activated).

  • Create and maintain collaborative relations and where appropriate partnerships with government, other NGOs, UN agencies, civil society, churches, bi-lateral missions and donors.

  • Participate in consortium meetings and Response related national coordination meetings.

  • Ensure World Vision is represented at relevant technical and coordination mechanisms in-country.

Develop and plan response to achieve response strategy goal and objectives:

  • Provide oversight to funding allocation (i.e. Private Non-sponsorship or PNS, grants, etc) to ensure alignment with strategy and humanitarian needs.

  • Ensure response programme development meets World Vision and international standards.

  • Ensure that adequate funding to address humanitarian needs is acquired.

  • Ensure Advocacy staff are empowered to integrate advocacy across sectors and to develop child-focused advocacy positions which are aligned with strategy and organisational priorities, in strong alignment with NO and Response Operations teams.

  • Facilitate the signing of MOUs and contracts, with donors, Support Offices (SOs) and other relevant stakeholders.

  • Ensure appropriate waivers are in place to facilitate timely response implementation.

Implement response programme in accordance with commitments to meet international and WV standards:

  • Ensure that accessible beneficiary feedback mechanisms are established and functioning.

  • Ensure staff establish community accountability methods across all of the response program.

  • Monitor and identify risks to programme quality and coordinate resources to address them.

  • Ensure that all programmes are implemented, monitored and evaluated according to set plans and that agreements with donors, SOs and other stakeholders are adhered to.

  • Ensure management meetings address quality risks, relevant monitoring data and community feedback.

  • Initiate resourcing mechanisms and ensure financial and material (in-kind) resources are managed according to WV standards, donor and SO agreements.

Initiate response funding mechanisms with support of ND, RL & Regional HEA Director (RHEAD):

  • Ensure that funding is managed and accounted for in compliance with donors and Support Offices agreements and WV standards.

  • Ensure that programme and projects audits are planned and conducted as per WV audit regulations and donor government requirements.

  • Ensure that audit reports are responded to and recommendations implemented.

Ensure that response meets World Vision minimum quality standards and supports program improvement, reflection, learning and innovation:

  • Ensure previous response learnings from Global learning facilitator are reviewed in program design.

  • Encourage the incorporation of best practice and innovation in program design.

  • Ensure all functions have quality planning sessions to meet quality objectives of their TOR.

  • Ensure achievement level of all function quality objectives is monitored monthly and reported.

  • Ensure risks that prevent the achievement of quality objectives are reported and rapidly addressed.

  • Ensure mechanisms are established to identify, document, and share lessons learned with Partnership.

Oversee Security function, planning and implementation to ensure response staff and organisational safety and security:

  • Ensure staffing of Security function.

  • Provide oversight to implementation of security protocols as per CSR.

  • Facilitate inter-agency coordination for information sharing and intelligence sharing.

Ensure response internal and external reporting requirements are met:

  • Liaise with Programmes and Info Management to ensure internal and external reporting requirements are planned for and reports are prepared.

  • Review and submit partnership programme reports.

  • Prepare and submit monthly management reports.

  • Ensure internal response coordination & information sharing mechanisms are functioning.

Ensure that response staff have appropriate housing, offices and information/communication systems:

  • Ensure that staff have access to appropriate office space/equipment, information/communication systems/equipment and other facilities which enable them to carry out their responsibilities.

  • Ensure that all response vehicles and other equipment are well managed and maintained.

  • Where necessary, ensure that relevant staff have access to appropriate housing.

KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • A minimum of 5-7 years in leadership role in the humanitarian assistance and development sector, with a significant portion of this in INGOs.

  • 5 years experience in humanitarian assistance work.

  • Demonstrated understanding of key humanitarian principles, standards and best practices.

  • University degree in Humanitarian Studies or relevant field. Masters degree preferred.

  • Intensive experience in leading a multi-cultural team of professionals.

  • Experience working in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Experience working in war zones / fragile contexts.

  • Experience in engaging with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies.

  • Experience in managing humanitarian operations that facilitate innovation and calculated risk taking.

  • Experience in serving as an organizational spokesperson to media and other external audiences.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred:

  • Ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with senior internal and external stakeholders as well as staff.

  • Ability to work in coordination with other humanitarian organizations.

  • Ability to analyse and make decisions in challenging situations in the absence of specific guidance and/or full information.

  • Ability to communicate and model to staff positive behaviours which help them remain resilient and effective in dynamic and high pressure environments.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Work hours are often more than 8 hours per day during difficult periods of the response.

  • Responses are often mounted in insecure or natural disaster-prone contexts, which may disrupt normal work patterns and generate staff safety issues.

  • Work and housing environments may at times be well below normal standards in terms of facilities, equipment and food availability.

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