Digital Transformation Leader

*Position location open. To be based within a jurisdiction (country or US State) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision’s global strategy ‘Our Promise’ sets a bold agenda for change to deepen our commitment to the world’s most vulnerable children. Over the past 3 years we have made strong progress towards this goal however we now recognise the need to accelerate efforts to build digital capability across the organisation.

In order to bring about the global changes necessary, the WVI President and CEO recently established a new Digital Innovation Team (DIGIT) to define a vision for World Vision’s future digital state, find and accelerate projects that take us towards that future state; and create new capabilities addressing opportunities which fall outside the scope of other World Vision entities and teams. To support DIGIT in its mission, a new Digital Transformation Leader & Data role has been created to partner with the best digital minds from across the organization, align the organisation to a single vision of a digital future and oversee a portfolio of projects that will help us achieve break through solutions in the following areas:

  • Digital for Field Impact –Leveraging disruptive opportunities to solve problems in new ways, achieving greater reach or deeper impact and using human-centred design approaches to enrich beneficiary/partner interactions with World Vision empowering them to be active participants in their development journey.

  • Digital for In Market Delivery – Applying digital-first disciplines to ensure supporter-centric data/services are analyzed and provided in ways that are relevant to specific market segments, resonate with supporter needs and are relevant in a digital marketplace.

  • Digital for Demonstrating Impact– Building end-to-end capacity to adopt digital-first approaches to organizational problem solving, standardizing data architecture, simplifying data collection at all levels, harnessing AI and automation, and analysing outputs to identify and prioritize additional efforts only where they generate value in the field or market.

DIGIT’s program of work is highly visible within all ranks of World Vision as it has potential to radically transform the way it operates at a global scale. The Digital Transformation Leader represents the operational execution of DIGIT and its initiatives, influencing leaders across the Partnership to align to a single vision of our digital future, modelling new ways to execute with excellence, at pace, and drive outcomes that enable DIGIT to fulfil its vision.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Define and provide leadership to the Partnership’s vision of a digital future:

  • Clearly articulate a vision for World Vision’s digital future that harnesses current and near term digital innovations to transform field impact, donor experience and operational effectiveness.

  • Align the organization to the vision for the Digital Future, acting as a champion, credible expert and influencing senior leaders to gain buy in and support to enact difficult changes required in order to harness digital solutions in support of the Partnership’s global strategy Our Promise.

  • Build effective, trusting relationships with critical partners within and without the Partnership to enable digital transformation.

  • Provide strategic advice and guidance to the Partnership of digital possibilities, choices, trade-offs and risks.

  • Lead the Partnership strategy for data working closely with WV IT and other business owners to establish roles and responsibilities for best practice data management.

  • Provide oversight to a broad and emergent body of work required to move the Partnership closer to its digital future.

  • Work in Partnership with Global Marketing & Communications, the Strategy Realisation & Innovation team, Support Office partners, relevant Global teams and Field Offices to understand current use and adoption of digital approaches and identify latent capacity that is globally distributed across the Partnership.

  • Establish effective external relationships required to help World Vision achieve its digital future.

  • Establish and oversee numerous high performing, transient teams leveraging existing latent skills, dedicated staffing where possible and external partners as required.

Assure high quality outcomes from the newly formed Digital Innovation Team (DIGIT):

  • Ensure the DIGIT has a clearly defined working agenda and governance processes in place to delivery high quality decisions at pace that maximise the resources available.

  • Collaborate with internal partners to determine how DIGIT’s global reach and resources can be best used to accelerate Our Promise.

  • Develop a shared strategy, architecture, and roadmap to help manage key milestones in the evolution of DIGIT’s portfolio.

  • Track, analyze, report and assure delivery of all DIGIT portfolio outcomes.

  • Manage priorities of all DIGIT projects and initiatives, overseeing various operational models from dedicated scrum teams / squads through to more distributed delivery teams embedded within existing structures.

  • Act as the main point of contact for all business partners, stakeholders as well as the primary driver of communication regarding DIGIT activities.

  • Oversee the delivery of business value through various program increments.

  • Report back to DIGIT and other World Vision stakeholders on the overall status and heath of portfolio projects.

Responsible for the delivery of DIGIT projects:

  • Facilitate key decision making, prioritization and initiation of projects.

  • Support internal partners with business case development and project proposals.

  • Define and handle project delivery criteria and report on the realization of project success.

  • Identify and help remove blockers escalating quickly to maintain momentum.

  • Identify and communicate potential risks.

  • Drive cross capability coordination & planning with other project managers and leads.

  • Ensure the creation of project related artifacts and other relevant documentation such as delivery plans, technical documentation and reporting.

  • Partner with fellow DIGIT members, Program Managers, Project Managers, and Vendor(s) to progress the organizational digital agenda.

  • Demonstrate progress towards reducing the $100m cost of data collection in the field.

Develop and introduce a data strategy that supports the Partnership’s digital future:

  • Work with WVIT and other critical partners to establish best in class systems and processes for effective data management.

  • Build organizational capability required to harness data across all parts of the organization.

  • Working with WVIT, establish effective data architecture, infrastructure and governance to ensure Partnership data is fit for purpose and enables us to get the most value from our end-to-end data – from field impact, operational, organizational effectiveness and market analytics.

  • Work with the Global Impact team to accelerate the adoption and use of standard field indicators as a critical dependency for the Digital Future as defined by the DIGIT.

  • Identify opportunities to leverage existing datasets to develop minimum viable products in support of the broad DIGIT agenda and specific desire to transform field data collection and create new market focused fundraising / user experience products.

Drive the adoption of innovative and disruptive technologies to support World Vision’s transformation into a digital first organisation and culture:

  • Keep up to date with the latest digital and technology trends and understands how they can be used to further World Vision’s mission and drive organizational growth.

  • Build support for digital adoption by articulating and demonstrating the experiences, efficiencies, and potential benefits that digital solutions enable.

  • Working with the Strategy Realisation and Innovation team, harness innovation best practice from across the Partnership in support of the DIGIT agenda and desire to accelerate Our Promise by scaling high potential digital solutions.

  • Actively promote and drive the use of disruptive digital technologies to uplift and accelerate World Vision’s digital capability.

  • Advance existing technologies by innovating on their use cases, extending existing capabilities, and adapting new best practices to create increasing value.

  • Understand the value of technology and its capability to transform legacy processes and operating models.

Promote Agile ways of working to accelerate speed to market and drive operational efficiencies:

  • Actively demonstrate agile working approaches, modelling potential benefits of adopting these approaches and creating organizational demand through high quality results.

  • Live out new ways of working to rapidly deliver value without being held back by legacy processes or operating models.

  • Provide guidance and direction on the use of Agile practices to deliver and support in an effective way for all DIGIT initiatives

  • Iterate on processes, leading continuous improvement and adoption across the organization.

  • Actively work towards a culture that fosters digital innovation by championing, promoting, and adopting grassroots innovation within day-to-day work, team activities, and the organization as a whole.

  • Partner with People & Culture to embed digital mindsets and behaviours within routine operations and existing capability tools / frameworks.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Education/Experience:

  • Proven experience in a Digital Portfolio, Digital Programme or Digital Transformation role with hands on technical delivery skills.

  • Strategic leader with successful track record of leading digital transformation within a complex international context.

  • 10+ years of professional experience working within digital agency/consultancy, ecommerce or IT environment.

  • 5+ years hands-on Agile experience in advanced, large-scale agile settings applying Agile principles, practices and theory.

  • Experience preparing and developing executive level communications.

  • Knowledge of agile software development processes i.e., rapid prototyping, A/B testing, MVP development, test automation, API development, DevOps and CD/CI.

  • Shown ability to connect diverse individuals with different goals, facilitate productive discussion and action.

  • Past success in creating high performance teams, inspiring and empowering them to achieve results.

  • Strong working knowledge of program software (MS project, Jira).

  • Bachelors’ degree in Business, Computer Science or a related field.

  • Change management experience.

  • Ability to achieve results despite high levels of ambiguity.

  • Highly developed influencing skills and demonstrated ability to align stakeholders to an emergent plan.

Competencies/Capabilities:

  • Strong collaboration, listening, written and verbal communication skills, including an ability to clearly influence with key stakeholders.

  • Ability to work with multiple projects/product teams with challenging priorities.

  • Solid understanding of strategic technology-based solutions, particularly those that support wide scale digital transformation and other customer centric applications.

  • Can work autonomously across challenging geographical circumstances.

  • Ability to discern what of the vast universe of digital capability will deliver the best organisational value and outcomes.

  • Ability to influence organisational shifts and change at the highest level, modelling desired behaviour and achieving high quality results.

Work Environment:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel internationally up to 50% of the time.

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

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.

Monitoring & Evaluation Lead, Nepal

*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Lead for the proposed USAID/Food for Peace -funded multi-year Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP) in Nepal.

The Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Lead will be responsible for developing and implementing an M&E system and plan, including a database to store and aggregate collected data. The M&E lead should have extensive experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems as they are practiced in the context of humanitarian response, longer term early recovery and DRR type programs.

S/he will also provide technical guidance and supervision of sub-grantees and/or sub-contractors on Monitoring and Evaluation related issues.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Refine and implement the project monitoring and evaluation strategy, and recommend any possible changes based on the lessons learned.

  • Set up operational arrangements for collecting, analyzing, and reporting project data, and for investing in capacity building, to sustain the Monitoring and Evaluation function.

  • Coordinate with communities, service providers, and local governments, consortium members and donor representative to reach agreement on the M&E system set up and continuously review the M&E practice to ensure meaningful participation of stakeholders in improving the system.

  • Identify information requirements of components concerning planning, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Develop and ensure that the established guidelines on project monitoring and evaluation for different project components are respected by WV team as well as consortium members in alignment with the agreements reached. Coordinate with World Vision staff and sub-grantees staff on meeting the monitoring and evaluation requirements.

  • During the life of the intervention, review the performance indicators and reports produced by different stakeholders and suggest necessary changes.

  • Monitor and report on the performance of the project and suggest measures to improve the monitoring system.

  • Ensure timely and effective communication and information sharing between different stakeholders.

  • Serve as a liaison between the project team, consortium members, project participants and the donor representative to ensure harmonization, shared learning, collaboration and alignment of efforts in monitoring and evaluation.

  • At regional level assess training needs relevant to monitoring, evaluation and information management systems and provide, if required, training to local stakeholders.

  • Prepare TORs for special studies when necessary and participate in the recruitment of any potential consultant that will carry out the study. In collaboration with the COP, review and approve proposed study designs and oversee the work during the studies to ensure protocols are followed to meet internal and external validity requirements of that given study.

  • Review the final report of any study undertaken in the life of this intervention and ensure that the quality standards are met and conclusions are accurate.

  • Facilitate processes according to which consortium members, relevant government representatives and donor representatives are collaborating, reflecting on the M&E data, drawing lessons learned and making recommendations to project leaders for further improvements and adaptations in project implementation for higher efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Prepare quarterly and annual reports, and assist in the preparation of the annual work plans for all consortium members.

  • Ensure that data audits are planned for and are performed on regular basis. Lessons learned are drawn and shared and course correction is undertaken to continuously improve and strengthen the M&E system.

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

  • Work with the Strategic Coordination and Learning Adviser to ensure high quality, coordinated, and demand driven learning, knowledge management and capacity strengthening activities.

  • Conduct regular field visits to monitor implementation, to ensure compliance with operational procedures and assess progress as well as to deliver technical support to field staff, provide resources, and make clear recommendations on ways to strengthen the program and share learning across programs.

  • Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A master’s degree in statistics or economics; or a degree in relevant field with substantial course work in quantitative methods with a minimum of five years of professional experience in designing and implementing M&E systems in the context of humanitarian response or DRR programs is required. Two years of applicable experience can substitute for a master’s degree.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading the M&E of a large award (multi sectoral and multi stakeholder US Government funded project).

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

  • Strong conceptual knowledge about ToCs, logic model, food and nutrition security indicators, M&E plans, data quality assurance, data utilization, and gender integration into M&E.

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in developing and operationalizing a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan.

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in developing and operationalizing routine monitoring systems designed to track both output and outcome indicators.

  • Demonstrated expertise in designing annual monitoring surveys including annual beneficiary based sample surveys, probabilistic sampling strategy and estimating sample size, developing a proper sampling frame and establish appropriate weights, clean, process, store quantitative data.

  • Demonstrated expertise in designing qualitative studies, in-depth knowledge about qualitative sampling, and experience in using interview and interactive tools to generate qualitative information and analysis.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing data quality assurance strategies, data management, use of technology for getting just in time data and data visualization.

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in data utilization strategies and ability to think creatively about active data sharing techniques.

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

  • Familiarity with the Nepal context is a plus.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.

  • Ability to work with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.

  • Strong verbal communication skills, strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Ability to achieve results through partners.

  • Experience as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist required.

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

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Professional licenses, as required in the field and by the donor.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong management and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Mentoring and facilitation skills.

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

  • Experience working overseas in low-resource environments.

  • Experience using M&E MIS systems and technology to track program outputs and indicators.

  • Ability to use data analysis software such as SPSS, STATA, Epi Info, etc.

  • Previous experience with Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP) Development Food Assistance Programs (DFAP)s, Development Food Security Program (DFSA), Multi Year Assistance Programs (MYAP)s, and/or Development Assistance Programs (DAP)s is preferred.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Mandatory travels to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.

Chief of Party, Nepal

*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision seeks a Chief of Party (CoP) for the proposed USAID/Food For Peace -funded multi-year Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP) in Nepal.

The COP will be responsible for the overall management and representation of the activity. For management, the COP must have proven leadership skills managing projects of a similar size and scope in developing countries. The COP must have prior experience effectively managing humanitarian or DRR activities. The COP should have demonstrated experience recruiting, developing, and managing staff, as well as experience managing programmatic and financial reporting. The Chief of Party (CoP) will serve as the principal institutional liaison to the donor and local government entities.

The CoP shall have a keen understanding of the unique political dynamics and work collaboratively to support the various entities in Nepal.

S/he will manage a team of senior staff, sub-recipients, and engagement with stakeholders to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the cooperative agreement. The CoP is expected to have strong leadership qualities and management expertise.

S/he also provides strategic leadership and supervision of sub-grantees and sub-contractors while ensuring the security, feasibility, and sustainability of the program and contribution to Child wellbeing outcomes.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct and oversee program implementation, ensuring that all strategic objectives are met through proper design, staffing, implementation and quality assurance.

  • Ensure appropriate project quality support to consortium members through purpose leads.

  • Oversee that bottlenecks and challenges to project impact are addressed at various levels of stakeholders using forums such as Technical Working Groups, General Body Meetings and meetings with consortium member project managers.

  • In collaboration with partners' Project Managers, design and facilitate regular project learning events with consortium partners and other key stakeholders, ensuring that lessons of sound practice are documented and disseminated through project implementation and review.

  • Supervise a team of senior level international and national staff with skills across a diverse set of technical areas.

  • Ensure proper technical capacity of staff to manage complex donor funded projects.

  • Lead Program staff and short-term consultants.

  • Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely accurate and professional reports that meet donor requirements.

  • Ensure program budget is managed within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and Support Office staff.

  • Ensure program expenses are reasonable, allocated as per assigned budget, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure low risk audits.

  • Liaise with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate.

  • Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A master’s degree in development studies, international relations, agriculture, nutrition, public health, business administration, or related field combined with a minimum of seven years of progressively increasing management responsibility in international relief/recovery/DRR projects is required. Two years of applicable experience can substitute for a master’s degree.

  • Proven ability to manage technical teams.

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

  • Proven ability in the management of large integrated projects in developing countries.

  • Familiarity with USAID programs, their history and their development; mastery of USAID regulations governing such programs.

  • Experience working/living in hardship conditions. Familiarity with the Nepal context is a plus.

  • Ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals.

  • Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.

  • Strong verbal communication skills, strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Ability to achieve results through partners.

  • Experience of leading large and diverse teams.

  • Experience in leading and managing large grants/cooperative agreements in a complex environment.

  • Experience as a Chief of Party/Program Director or senior expert advisor required.

  • Experience managing sub-receipients and contracts under grants for complex projects.

  • Fluency in English.

  • Professional licenses, as required in the field and by the donor.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortia is preferred.

  • Previous experience with Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP) Development Food Assistance Programs (DFAP)s, Development Food Security Program (DFSA), Multi Year Assistance Programs (MYAP)s, and/or Development Assistance Programs (DAP)s is preferred.

  • Experience working with the UN cluster system is a plus.

  • Familiarity with and commitment to addressing gender equality in project sectors is required, as demonstrated by at least two years of senior-level experience working on projects that addressed gender-related constraints.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Mandatory travels to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.

  • May include travel to the United States WVUS Washington DC Office to meet with donors and other stakeholders.