Director – Global Fleet Management

*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:

World Vision is one of the world’s largest INGOs, with over 37,000 staff operating in nearly 100 countries. The organisation delivers humanitarian aid to populations in some of the most challenging and complex environments, transportation and fleet operations are critical to the delivering our programmes. World Vision has a diverse global fleet of well over 10,000 standard vehicles and an equal number of motorcycles, it also includes drilling rigs and water craft. The total fleet portfolio represents one of the largest asset groups in the organisation.

The ‘Director – Global Fleet Management (GFM)’ is the global leader responsible for developing and driving organizational fleet strategy and ensuring current industry practice is implemented in relation to the procurement, operation and disposal of World Visions fleet. The role holder will be expected to lead the GFM team in working collaboratively across the organisation to deliver agile and flexible ‘end to end’ transportation solutions for World Visions operations.

World Vision is committed to operating its global fleet resources safely, cost effectively and with a reduced environmental impact. The role has a particular focus on Fleet Safety, ensuring our drivers and vehicles operate safely in challenging contexts where our staff and vulnerable road users are at the greatest risk.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Fleet Strategy & Practice Development:

  • Lead the development and implementation of global fleet management strategies. Ensuring Global Fleet Management (GFM) practices are in alignment with WV Fleet, Procurement and Financial policies and internationally accepted current practice.

  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders to ensure that the WV fleet strategy aligns with expected organisational outcomes and reflects the values and vison of WVI.

Strategic Fleet Management:

  • Provide leadership, operational guidance and support to the global fleet team (direct & matrix management). Ensuring GFM is providing end to end transport solutions as a trusted business partner to the wider organisation.

  • Develop Fleet Safety initiatives aimed at reducing harm to staff and vulnerable road users, with particular focus on fatal Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs).

  • Explore the development of road safety programme opportunities with donors & suppliers.

  • Drive continuous improvement and innovation in GFM frameworks. Develop quality assurance and performance metrics across fleet management systems and procedures.

  • Identify significant risks and organisational gaps in fleet current practice and develop appropriate mitigation plans to protect the fleet function. Ensure risks are communicated with Enterprise Risk Management (ERM).

  • Drive the development of adaptive, agile and dynamic fleet management solutions that focus on delivery at the ‘grass roots level’, employing appropriate change management techniques when required.

  • Develop technology solutions to monitor fleet assets, operational use and disposal.

Relationship Management:

  • Drive high standards and performance through setting clear direction and empowering and influencing others.

  • Regular liaison with senior Global Supply Chain (GSC) managers, Global Field Operations (GFO) regional & programme level managers.

  • Act as a strategic link for the promotion of sound fleet practice for National Offices, Regional Offices and Response operations.

  • Regularly liaise with the wider Fleet network on emerging issues and provide a conduit to escalate concerns to senior leaders.

  • Actively contribute to internal and external forums, working groups and networks related to fleet management.

  • Work closely with members of the Corporate Security team promoting mutual learning, support and accountability.

Capacity Building:

  • Develop appropriate workforce & succession planning that ensures the organisations ability to deliver transport solutions in fluid high risk environments.

  • Oversee the development and implementation of global capacity building plan for operational fleet management.

  • Engage with senior leaders to raise the awareness of fleet management protocols and practice.

  • Develop a professional culture of innovation, learning and mentoring. WVI should be seen as the ‘employer of choice’ for INGO fleet professionals.

Knowledge Management & Quality Assurance:

  • Promote alignment with WV Fleet Management Policy.

  • Drive the process of continuous learning on current international accepted practice in fleet management & analysis, identifying tools and processes that can be implemented into WV operations globally.

  • Encourage mutual learning on fleet management issues at a Regional and Global level.

  • Assist in the facilitation of and coordination of global fleet information sharing forum/network that promotes the embedding of sound fleet management practice into all layers of WV’s programmes.

  • Facilitate the documentation of best practice and contribute to the community of practice and centre of excellence.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification (Bachelor’s Degree or similar) in Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain, or general Business Management.

  • Recognised Industry Qualification in Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain (or Business Project Management experience).

  • Suitable transferable qualifications from Military, Government or Private Sector.

  • Significant senior management experience (8-10yrs) in Humanitarian Operations involving Fleet Management or Logistics would be considered.

  • Proven ability and experience (8-10yrs) in fleet management or logistics at a senior level across a large complex international organization, with strong change management experience.

  • Proven experience in Financial Cost Centre management.

  • Procurement, Supply Chain or Logistics experience.

  • Understanding of Humanitarian operations.

  • Proven experience in managing coaching and developing staff.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Recognised Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain Qualification (or Business Project Management experience).

  • Experience in fleet management optimization and sound understanding of the transport industry.

  • Previous experience in contract negotiation and supply arrangements with vehicle suppliers.

  • Experience in fleet management/operations within the Humanitarian sector.

  • Proven people leader with the ability to influence widely across a diverse organisation.

  • Previous experience in managing complex cost centers with Business analysis skills.

  • Proven business acumen and political savvy, must know how to get things done through formal and informal channels.

  • Skillful communicator with advanced influencing skills that can transcend boundaries and work effectively across all levels of a complex organization.

  • Ability to operate effectively and responsively in a fast changing, ambiguous environment and deal with high pressure situations calmly and with energy and resilience while managing multiple priorities and deadlines.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel internationally up to 35% of the time to potentially high risk operational areas.

  • Flexibility in work hours is expected.

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

Monitoring & Evaluation Grant Officer, Central Rift ( CRIFSUP)

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Grant Officer

Reporting To: Project Manager

Grade Level: 13

Purpose of Position

To ensure that the CRIFSUP/FMNR project develops a fully functional M&E system that can facilitate constant review of progress on project implementation both within World Vision project management; partnerships and donors.

To support development and operationalization of DME in the FMNR project across Elgeyo Marakwet, Nakuru and Baringo Counties and provide leadership in M&E at project level and ensure that accountability mechanisms are established.

Major Responsibilities

Program Monitoring, Assessment and Evaluation, 50%

  • Provide technical leadership in implementing/mainstreaming the project M&E system to the existing M&E system in WVK.

  • Provide technical leadership in carrying out baseline assessments, mid-point and end of project review across the three counties of the project sites

  • Support development of ToR in collaboration with other project teams and identify specific data requirements

  • Develop assessment/evaluation/baseline reports using the analysis and interpretation ensuring the final project report fully addresses the objectives and scope of the assessment

  • Facilitate training for data collectors and data entry clerks, in a way that supports effective learning

  • Always ensure to store collected data securely as per policies relating to data protection for the project

  • Deal with and/or escalate technical issues and problems proactively as they arise, and adapt plans as appropriate

  • Coordinate project reflection and learning sessions in conjunction with other grant staff and project partners.

  • Work proactively with key staff and stakeholders to develop detailed monitoring plan and monitor project implementation across all the six counties and report progress, impact and best practices

  • Lead area project teams and partners in data processing, consolidation and analysis across

  • Manage data of all activities pertaining to the project

  • Disseminate all project information related to M&E to staff and partners across the six Counties

  • Ensure Project alignment to the donors and support office evaluation protocols and methodological tools

  • Take lead in development of key performance indicators and benchmarks for M&E

End Results Expected

  • Built M&E system to track project implementation

  • Use of ODK to track indicators

Capacity Building, 25%

Capacity building the staff, partners and community resource persons in developing monitoring and evaluation systems.

  • Build the capacity of staff and partners to enhance participatory monitoring according to WVK and donor requirements.

  • Ensure the implementation of project community capacity building initiatives that ensure local participation and project ownership in all the six project sites;

  • Facilitate implementation of key community capacity building promising practices and best practices to contribute to mainstreaming Natural Resource Management integrated in Livelihoods and Resilience in other sectoral efforts aimed at transformational development at the county level

  • Develop an M&E capacity building plan of action for partners, CBOs and Community Owned Resource Persons

  • Work with DME unit to develop training materials for capacity building for community trainers of trainers

Reporting and Collaboration, 20%

  • Support the development and submission of project reports and core documents as per WVK guidelines and donor standards

  • Maintain links with other organizations for collaboration, networking, resource sharing, materials development, and learning activities in disability

  • Facilitate sharing of key lessons learnt and action points as required for the CBFs and SACCOs

Other, 5%

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from a recognized University preferably in Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation or Program Management

  • Minimum three years’ experience with regards to the designing, planning, implementation, supervising and reporting on livelihoods and resilience projects with some focus on natural resource management

  • Extensive conceptual understanding of and demonstrated practical command for implementing program design, monitoring and evaluation principles;

  • Skills in processing and analyzing data using one or more a statistical software packages, including at least one of the following SPSS, Epi-Info, STATA, SAS or similar. Also experience with programming software.

  • Skills in GIS will be an added advantage

  • Membership to a professional body preferred

Grants Resource Mgmt - EU/ECHO Specialist (German Speaking)

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To generate grant income for WV Germany and partnering World Vision offices in East Africa, to monitor the donor funding environment, engage donors at operational and strategic level, lead and/or support the proposal development process, support in case of project management issues of Germany funded projects and build operational and strategic capacity in grant acquisition and management.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Monitor Donor Funding Environment:

  • Identify donor priorities for region & countries.

  • Track funding opportunities & calls for proposals.

  • Identify key donor trends.

Strategic Engagement and Communication with both internal and external Stakeholders at operational and strategic level:

  • Develop clear understanding of donor expectations regarding proposal submission & project implementation.

  • Lead/support problem resolution processes.

  • Participate in relevant donor meetings & fora.

  • Effective collaboration and communication with both relevant East Africa Region (EAR) units, Support Offices (SOs), and EURep on resource acquisition and management.

Develop and implement a Strategy for effective Donor Relationship Building (pre-positioning):

  • Identify key relationships to strengthen NO positioning and elevate WV’s profile with relevant donors.

  • Work with and through Nationla Offices (NOs) and in collaboration with SOs to maintain strong donor relationships at regional and country level, developing engagement strategies for each donor or a group of donors.

  • In conjunction with relevant communications teams, develop key marketing material about WV to position WV vis-à-vis relevant donors.

  • Build relationships and credibility with relevant donors at the national & regional level, using previous success and documented best practices in grant management.

Lead Proposal Development Process (Pre-proposal, Proposal development, Post-submission):

  • Communicate funding opportunities & other relevant information to field offices and other WV partners in simplified manner.

  • Participate in go/no-go decisions.

  • Work with relevant NO/RO teams on project design.

  • Ensure adequate resources (human & financial) are available for quality proposal development.

  • Ensure timely and appropriate communication and coordination of stakeholders throughout the proposal development process.

  • High quality support to proposal writing.

  • Oversee timely submission of high-quality proposals.

  • Ensure adequate post-submission follow-up.

  • Support Project Design Workshops Support Project Development through Coordination and Proposal writing.

Build Capacity of Nationla Offices (NOs) to enhance Grant Acquisition & Management (GAM):

  • Help identify NO/RO capacity gaps.

  • Support development & implementation of NO capacity-building plans.

  • Identify or develop capacity-building resources & activities.

  • Establish on-going coaching relationship with key personnel.

Grow Grant Income and strengthen GAM Processes:

  • Support NOs in meeting GAM targets.

  • Support NOs in tracking GAM metrics.

Support Grant Management for Germany funded Projects and appropriate Systems for sustaining GAM:

  • Support NO pipeline development & management.

  • Support NO planning & budgeting.

  • Ensure NO GAM compliance systems & capacity.

  • Support development & use of tools & procedures to mitigate risk.

  • Support NOs in startup workshops for awarded grants.

  • Support the development & presentation of grants management information to support strategic and operational management decisions.

  • Support donor report development & submission.

  • Identify & communicate key grants management issues that require resolution at higher level.

  • Lead/participate in knowledge transfer/knowledge sharing processes among NOs/RO/SOs.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Ability to motivate multi-stakeholder teams and inspire teamwork.

  • Ability to manage donor expectations.

  • Strong budgetary and financial management skills.

  • Strong written and spoken communication in English.

  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation and representational skills.

  • Knowledge of German language.

  • Ability to travel frequently.

  • Cross cultural sensitivity.

  • 3-5 years relevant experience, specifically in writing winning proposals.

  • Significant experience in project management and grant compliance procedures.

Preferred:

  • Master's Degree

  • Knowledge of German language.

Project Officer - Livelihood & Resilience

Position: Project Officer – Livelihoods & Resilience

Reporting to: Program Manager

Grade Level: 12

Work Location: West Pokot

Purpose of Position

Provide technical leadership and guide the successful implementation of livelihoods and resilience (Food Security/Economic Development/Environmental protection) interventions in the WVUS-funded “The Kenya BIG DREAM” project being implemented in West Pokot and Baringo Counties contributing to empowerment of Households to protect, nurture and support girls and boys from all forms of abuse and to improve children wellbeing outcomes within the respective areas as guided by National Office Strategy.

The L&R Officer will ensure the effective and efficient community mobilization, implementation, monitoring and reporting of interventions directly related to adoption of alternative livelihoods and increase of productive assets through Crop & livestock value chains, enterprise development and marketing, increased savings and access to financial services by targeted households (HH with at-risk girls, reformed circumcisers) in assigned operation areas..

Major Responsibilities

Effective Project Design, Planning and Implementation, 35%

  • Facilitate adoption of best practice/approaches/models in the course of the implementation of the Agriculture & Food Security (AFS) and ED components of the The Kenya BIG DREAM project

  • Ensure that business processes, standards and guidelines related to AFS & ED initiatives are effectively applied in project implementation and monitoring

  • Participate in the preparation of overall work plan and budget for AFS & ED activities for the specific County

  • Develop activity plans and budgets for technical support activities related to AFS & ED component of the project.

  • Collaborate with relevant ward and County government ministries and partners at the Ward/County and community levels to ensure integration and high level implementation of all AFS & ED activities.

  • Make technical input into the planning and design of project specific operational researches, including baseline and end line evaluation related to AFS & ED outcomes.

  • Work closely with the Program manager and other program staff in identification of existing gaps in AFS & ED and Environment sectors of the project

  • Facilitate adoption of best practice/approaches/models in the course of the implementation of the project

  • Work closely with relevant authorities to ensure all L&R interventions deployed in the communities are in alignment with L&R Standards.

  • Work together with other staff to ensure that key trainings meet the standards required to facilitate, provide knowledge and reinforcement of desired L&R behaviour and practices.

  • Be able to systemically review DIP/budget and other key implementation tools and initiate innovative approaches that will open new frontiers for L&R in the area of operation

End Results Expected

  • Clear project targets

  • Clear work plans/ Work break downs

  • Project Map/s

  • Standards upheld

Quality Assurance - Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation, 25%

  • Support M&E role of L&R activities in coordination with relevant stakeholders.

  • Provide technical support and timely feedback to the Project Manager on L&R interventions outlined in the The Kenya BIG DREAM project proposal.

  • Build capacity of field staff, project ToTs and partners (CBOs and Farmer groups) on Crop & Livestock production, Climate Smart Agriculture, S4T.

  • Identify other opportunities in an ongoing manner that will add value to the overarching goal of the program.

  • Track and prepare monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual progress reports of activities related to AFS & ED key indicators; including documentation of key lessons learnt and successes stories

  • Contribute to the development and dissemination of publications for learning.

  • Participate in the program procurement committee to offer all the technical advice on AFS & ED program procurements.

  • Ensure cross cutting themes such as gender, disability, environmental protection are integrated into the progam interventions

  • Ensure integration of L&R interventions with other Child protection interventions as appropriate

Expected End Results

  • Projects are effectively and timely implemented

  • Adequate skills available for implementation and sustainability of the projects

  • Detailed AFS & ED sector designs

Enhanced Empowerment & Capacity building, 20%

  • Mobilize and sensitize community for empowerment & sustainability

  • Build capacity of communities and partners on integration for synergy & Community based monitoring for sustainability.

  • Establish specific capacity building for effective delivery & sustainability of project interventions

  • Build the capacity of partners (FBOs, CBOs, Farmers Groups) to enable them effectively intervene in food security & economic empowerment appropriately

  • Take a lead in building program staff and community capacities in food security & economic empowerment sector interventions through trainings and other information sharing avenues (field days, demonstrations) to handle project activities effectively

  • Together with partners, conduct regular extension service provision for participating groups and households

  • Mobilise, equip and empower the Church, other faith groups and Community based organization to integrate empowered World View in Livelihood interventions

Expected End Results

  • Well capacitated community ToTs

  • Trained project beneficiaries with adequate capacity to engage in sustainable AFS & ED initiatives

  • Active faith community taking leadership role on AFS & ED matters

Advocacy, Engagement, Networks & Partnerships, 10%

  • Gather and provide quality feedback and data to be used to develop technical papers and recommendations on key issues for external engagement with decision makers in respective counties

  • Establish and sustain working relationships with Government Departments and Agencies relevant to the The Kenya BIG DREAM project focus area at the Ward, Sub County and County levels

  • Ensure that Project participants and partners are kept informed of all the Government laws and policies in respect to the Technical aspects being implemented and any changes to government laws, policies and budgets

  • Work with partners and coalitions to engage in advocacy activities with the government structures at the Ward/County level, to address the needs of local communities and inform national level advocacy initiatives

  • Ensure effective mobilisation of community groups, youth and children, empowering them to hold their governments to account through utilization of advocacy approaches such as Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) and Child Protection Advocacy (CPA)

  • Support community groups, youth and children to engage constructively with duty bearers and service providers to improve access to, and quality of, essential services

  • Ensure representation of WV Kenya in key L&R stakeholder forum/meetings at the Ward, Sub-County and County levels.

  • Actively participate and contribute to County level technical working groups to inform policies/strategies relevant to L&R

  • Will be involved in networking and linkages at ward and county level with relevant L&R technical working groups and other partner platforms or forums

  • Provide support to community led processes of monitoring public service delivery.

Expected End Results

  • Effective coordination with other stakeholders in the L&R sector

  • Effective and accountable L & R systems and structures at ward/county level

Resources Acquisition, 5%

  • Participate in development of timely and accurate funding proposals in line with donor requirements and WVK standards in collaboration with Project Manager, other sector specialists

  • Mobilize the community for community contribution for project interventions

  • Support development of technically sound funding concepts/proposals through provision of information & data and review in collaboration with Program Manager and other sector specialists.

Expected End Results

Quality proposals/Concepts developed

Any Other duty 5%

Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Agricultural Sciences/Agronomy/Horticulture/Agricultural Economics/Agriculture Business Management or a closely related field from a recognized university.

  • Minimum three years proven experience in working/programming in either relief or development including implementing L&R projects including work experience in local value chains development, Savings for Transformation, Ultra-poor graduation and Building secure Livelihood project models, economic development and related sectors ,

  • Good understanding of gender and child protection mainstreaming in AFS and ED projects.

  • Ability to conduct community L&R needs assessment, program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of L&R interventions

  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office and Lotus Notes (or another main email system such as Microsoft Outlook)

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Any knowledge on Empowered World View, Disaster Management, Peace building, Gender-responsive programming initiatives will be an added advantage.

  • Experience in project design, proposal writing, needs assessments, surveys, and information management.

Technical Specialist – Market Systems

Reports to: Program Manager, iMARA

Grade Level: 13

Location: Laisamis

Purpose of the position:

To provide county- level capacity building, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all market systems strengthening interventions on agricultural production (crops and livestock), natural resource management and economic empowerment initiatives/activities in coordination with other program staff, consortium partners, private sector players and respective county officers from relevant ministries (e.g. Forestry and Environment, Agriculture and Livestock , Trade, Industry and Cooperative, Planning etc.) assigned to work with program as per IMARA program objectives aimed at achieving sustainable livelihood and resilient households in the targeted counties.

The position Holder must be able to communicate World Vision's Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Major Responsibilities:

Program Implementation, 50%

  • In consultation with the Market Systems Advisor develop and implement plans for market development activities in the program

  • Identify and develop resources required by respective counties to successfully implement, monitor and evaluate sustainable natural resources-based VCs, financial inclusion and other outcomes related to commercialization within the program

  • Implement operational work plans related market systems in accordance with the budget, results framework, and administrative guidelines approved by the Program Steering Committee (PSC);

  • Participate in budget processes and periodic budget reviews for IMARA program

  • Stay abreast of new developments in market systems, livelihoods and financial inclusion, and participate actively in related technical working groups and forums;

  • With Marketing Systems Advisor, identify viable and sustainable niche markets for natural; resources-based value chains including non-traditional wood products such as gums and raisins and link them to producers groups in respective counties;

  • Facilitate the County specific Producer/marketing/Commercial Groups engage the keys market players through collective price negotiations, contracts and/or warehouse receipting;

  • Facilitate promotion, establishment and reporting of village based Savings and Credit schemes through Savings for Transformation and onward linkage with formal financial service providers;

  • Facilitate various Business Development Support Interventions in collaboration with key stakeholders

  • Initiate various contextualized value natural resource-based chain development activities

  • Initiate linkages between the producers, input suppliers, financial institutions, traders, private sector players, government and other actors along natural resource-based chains

  • Provide technical assistance in the areas of NRM, agricultural/ livestock productivity, seed systems and agricultural/livestock value chains

  • Coordinate the adoption of new marketing approaches in NRM, Agriculture/Livestock and Livelihoods development

  • Implement decisions made by the Program Steering Committee (PSC) and the County Program Steering Committee (CPSC);

  • Technical support to the program team in launching tenders and calls for proposal; contract service providers and implementing entities;

  • Identify and facilitate establishment suitable innovative marketing information system (MIS) for the priority natural resource-based chains

  • Monitor progress of work plan implementation, identifying issues (technical and coordination) and formulate solutions to address the identified issues and;

  • Coordinate regular learning events and establishment of contractual engagements between various value chain actors

  • Establish County multi-stakeholder marketing forum/platforms

Program DME (quality assurance): 20%

Ensure development and roll out of County Program, policies, guidelines and strategies

  • Facilitate the county in development of a detailed marketing systems and strategies for priority natural; resources-based value chains commodities that aligns with the county integrated development plans

  • Develop operational work plans (AOPs) in accordance with the budget, results framework, and administrative guidelines approved by the Program Steering Committee (PSC);

  • In consultation with the IMARA MEAL Coordinator develop a MEAL plan for market development activities in the program

  • Ensure effective integration of traders mapping and market monitoring interventions with other programs in the program

  • Track, in liaison with Program Manager and Accountant, program implementation expenditure levels and manage work plans and budgets;

  • Timely mobilization and effective communication with various market actors, communities and stakeholders during baselines and evaluations

  • Conduct periodic market assessment and develop relevant recommendations to be integrated in program planning

  • Support the IMARA MEAL Coordinator to develop annual learning agenda, data analysis from the field and producing customized reports for various applications/interventions and;

  • Support the County Program Steering Team in compiling reports every six months to be provided to the Secretariat that summarizes L & R program achievements, key challenges, lessons learned to date and detailing budget expenditures and investment plans from all stakeholders.

Capacity Building: Lead capacity building to ensure understanding and facilitate support to implementation, 10%

  • Facilitate training needs identification for community producer groups, county staff and other public and private partners;

  • Facilitate Business Development Support Services trainings to consortium staff, partners as well as community groups

  • Organize for program staff to participate in relevant financial and market development related trainings.

Advocacy, Engagement and Networking, 15%

  • Ensure that the key laws, policies, regulations and government service delivery standards in marketing systems and financial inclusion are shared, interpreted and explained to communities

  • Effectively represent the program in stakeholder meetings at county and sub-county levels.

  • Report on resource mobilization opportunities at county and sub-county level

  • Provide information to inform fund raising initiatives at national level

  • Work with the County Departments of Agriculture, Cooperative development, Trade, Social Services, Devolution & Planning, and Enterprise Development for technical directions and leveraging of resources to support Economic Development interventions in the Program.

  • Facilitate community members to advocate on Economic Empowerment issues to relevant stakeholders;

  • Work with Private sector, other NGOs, CBOs , FBOs, Committees and Groups with related objectives for synergy and sustainability and;

  • Support community, sub-county and county level forums that facilitate identification of hindrances to effective market systems and marketing infrastructure

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal and prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • A degree in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness Management, and Marketing, or any other related discipline. Post graduate degree in any of the above or Business/MBA will be an added advantage;

  • At least 4 years’ experience in designing, planning, implementing, supervising and reporting on integrated sustainable resource-based Value chains marketing, Business Development and/or Livelihoods programming in ASAL context is added advantage

  • A broad grasp of socio - economic policy issues with respect to NRM, Agriculture, range management and marketing in both in rural often fragile settings

  • Technical knowledge in NRM, Agriculture/Food security, Nutrition, Livestock and other Livelihoods, Social Protection, Gender issues and Youth inclusion

  • Experience in working with partners, county governments, civil society, donors and local communities;

  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills

  • The ability to work independently, think innovatively and strategically and work effectively within a team

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work under pressure and strict deadlines

  • Strong financial/budget management skills required

Technical Specialist - Livelihoods & Resilience

Reports to: Program Manager, iMARA

Grade Level: 13

Location: Laisamis

Grade Level:

Purpose of the position:

To provide county- level technical support, capacity building, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all program agricultural production (crops and livestock) and economic empowerment initiatives/activities (around livestock and crop, NRM value chains), in coordination with other program staff, consortium partners and respective county officers from relevant ministries (e.g., water, agriculture, livestock, environment, trade and cooperatives) assigned to work with Program as per approved county work plans, all aimed at achieving sustainable livelihood and resilient households in the targeted county.

On a day to day operational level, the TS Livelihoods, will be part of the Program County Technical Working Team and will report to IMARA Program manager and work closely with the MEAL Officer and NO L&R TS.

In order to successfully do so, the L & R Technical Specialist must also be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.

Major Responsibilities:

Project Planning and Implementation, 50%

  • Lead implementation of an innovative Food security and Livelihoods Project, through community based systems, addressing the needs of the most vulnerable members of society;

  • Implement operational work plans in accordance with the budget, results framework and administrative guidelines approved by the Project Steering Committee (PSC);

  • Under the guidance of the Project manager, ensure the Project operates efficiently and effectively;

  • Participate in budget processes and periodic budget reviews for Food security, Livelihoods and Resilience, Economic Development related activities;

  • Stay abreast of new developments in Food security and Livelihoods and participate actively in related technical working groups and forums;

  • Provide technical assistance in the areas of agricultural/ livestock productivity, seed systems and agricultural/livestock value chains

  • Coordinate the adoption of new products and/or approaches in Food security integrating nutrition and Livelihoods development and marketing;

  • Implement decisions made by the Project Steering Committee (PSC) and the County Project Steering Committee (CPSC);

  • Select intervention sites, expansion areas and (new) Project partners based on set criteria by the county and after consultation with all stakeholders;

  • Technical support to the project team in launching tenders and calls for proposal; contract service providers and implementing entities;

  • Monitor progress of work plan implementation, identifying issues (technical and coordination) and formulate solutions to address the identified issues and;

  • Monitor compliance of all contract service providers, consultants and implementing entities contracted by the project team.

Project DME (quality assurance): 20%

Ensure development and roll out of County Project, policies, guidelines and strategies

  • Participate in formulation of food security and livelihoods related guidelines, regulations and plans for IMARA operations at the county level;

  • In consultation with the Project manager, develop operational work plans (AOPs) and detailed implementation plans (DIPs) in accordance with the budget, results framework, and administrative guidelines approved by the Project Steering Committee (PSC);

  • In consultation with the Project manager and MEAL Officer develop a MEAL plan for the Livelihood activities in the Project and actively participate in all project design, monitoring and evaluation initiatives

  • Lead in development of a contextual analysis of economic policy, food and nutrition security and livelihoods issues affecting the county and particularly the target groups;

  • Participate in the county development of detailed food and nutrition security and livelihoods strategy that aligns with the county integrated development plans

  • Support the IMARA project manager and MEAL officer to develop annual learning agenda, data analysis from the field and producing customized reports for various applications/interventions and;

  • Support the County Project Steering Team in compiling monthly, semi-annual and annual reports to be provided to the Secretariat that summarizes Project achievements, key challenges, lessons learned to date and detailing budget expenditures and investment plans from all stakeholders.

Capacity Building: Lead capacity building to ensure understanding and facilitate support to implementation, 10%

  • Facilitate training needs identification for community producer and S4T groups, county staff and other public and private partners;

  • Facilitate capacity building for the producer groups, S4T groups, county staff and other public and private partners and;

  • Organize for Project staff to participate in relevant FS and Livelihood trainings.

Program Networking: Ensure engagement and networks, 15%

  • Strengthen Program linkages and foster good working relations with consortium peers, civil society organizations, government representatives, private sector and community based organizations;

  • Identify and document strategic needs/agenda for country engagement

  • Respond to queries from Program donors and stakeholders in a timely and sound manner on all Food Security and Livelihood related issues from the county

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal and prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • A degree in Agriculture and Extension, Agronomy, Dryland Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Production, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness Management, or any other related discipline.

  • At least 4 years’ experience in designing, planning, implementing, supervising and reporting on integrated Food security in ASAL, Livelihoods and Resilience Program

  • A broad grasp of socio - economic policy issues with respect to food and nutrition security , and livelihood development in rural and ASAL settings

  • Technical knowledge and facilitation skills in Food security, Livestock and other Livelihoods, Value Chain Development, Savings Groups, Social Protection, Gender issues and Environment

  • Experience in working with consortium partners, county governments, civil society, donors and local communities;

  • Diplomacy, tact and negotiating skills;

  • Training/coaching skills

  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills

  • The ability to work independently, think innovatively and strategically and work effectively within a team

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Detailed understanding and experience of gender and diversity issues and commitment to addressing inequalities in all the key areas of responsibility

  • Demonstrate high levels of initiative

  • Flexibility in tasks undertaken

  • Ability to work under pressure and strict deadlines

  • Extensive knowledge of participatory approaches

  • Understanding of development/relief issues

  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action

  • Needs good strategic thinking and vision

  • Strong financial/budget management skills required

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be a committed Christian who is able to stand above denominational and cultural diversity challenges;

  • Must be able to provide spiritual leadership within but not limited to chapel and daily devotions;

  • Must have outstanding of oral and written communications and relationship skills and;

  • Must be willing to perform other duties as required

Senior Food Assistance Advisor

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Senior Food Assistance Advisor for Eastern Africa takes a leadership role in expanding the food assistance portfolio by providing strategic guidance to the region in how to use food as a resource for responding to the needs facing the vulnerable communities that have resulted from a rise in malnutrition across the region. With growing conflicts across the globe, the need for food assistance continues to rise. This role provides a strong advisory role and guidance to NO's aimed at the targeting the use of food as a resource.

Additionally, this role is tasked with advising, guiding and providing direction around the implementation of food assistance that is both food and cash. It calculates the risks and guides offices to ensure accountability to donors and communities. Thus the intent of the role is to assist offices in pre-positioning funding opportunities from various donors through the technical oversight of quality food assistance designs, implementation and close-out of projects promoting food assistance across the globe.

The Senior Food Assistance Adviser is also expected to provide technical, macro-level thought-leadership on Emergency Response, Talent Management, Sustainable Livelihood Programming and Capacity Building in all areas of food assistance programming including Local and Regional Purchase and procurement. The position also requires leveraging WV’s influence and excellence in programming to advocate for increased assistance to the needy. The position further focuses on substantive donor engagement in close collaboration with respective Support Offices and other regional sector staff (e.g. HEA, Food & Livelihoods Security, and Nutrition.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Technical Support:

  • Enhance and maintain excellent performance in the management of food assistance projects in compliance with Donor Standards by providing techinical oversight to the NOs through periodic monitoring visits, overseeing the establishment and implementation of compliance systems and procedures and ensuring that audit risks are identified and minimised in a timely manager.

  • Emergency Response:

  • Work with National Offices in the design and implementation of food assistance program during emergency response, focus on Eastern Africa Region and in Cat 3 Global Emergencies when there is a need.

Technical Capacity Development:

  • Ensuring that East Africa Region have adequate food assistance staff capacity to design and implement quality food assistance program.

Strategic Positioning and Engagement:

  • Promoting the WV Way – more working with others integration of activities and plans.

  • Engagement with GC Sector Teams and TSO.

  • Supporting Advocacy, Research and Policy.

  • Lessons learnt, Best Practice and Adaptive Learning.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Bachelor degree required in the field of Business, International Management, Economics or equivalent and 15 years experience in humanitarian work (ten of which must be in food assistance management) as a manager or director in a national office food programming unit. Familiarity with both relief and development settings is a requirement.

  • Formal training and specialist knowledge in Food Assistance Programming and related systems strongly preferred strong knowledge of major food assistance donors and regulations ( WFP, USAID. USDA, EC, ECHO etc) and Training in community mobilization, Train of Trainers/ facilitators recommended.

  • Requires ability to analyze and express ideas in a sensitive manner within the context of a humanitarian approach and must have excellent presentation skills.

  • Candidates must be aware of emergency response guidelines for Category 1, 2 and 3 responses and how they are applied.

  • Effective in written and verbal English communications.

  • Experience in setting up and operationalizing Food Programs in emergency relief environments.

  • A proven ability networking in donor relations. Developed skills to ensure rapport amongst donors, other NGOs, counterparts and government agencies.

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

  • Ability to be deployed in short notice and at a length of up to three months.

Preferred:

  • Computer literacy in MS Office and database programs.

  • A commitment to capacity building and people development.

Work Environment:

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