Accounts Payable Associate

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The accounts payable clerk is responsible for reporting to the accounts payable team lead for processing invoices and verification of invoices while delivering a high level of service that meets or exceeds the Service Level Agreement on behalf of World Vision (WV) SSC in the South Asia Pacific Region.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for processing all purchases (supplier invoices) and refunds (credit notes).

  • Analysing purchases by expense type.

  • Obtaining invoice authorization.

  • Match invoices with purchase orders, where applicable, purchase order requisitions, where applicable, and evidence of receipt of goods or services.

  • Reconcile supplier accounts and resolve differences.

  • Deal with supplier account queries via telephone, email and fax and resolve queries promptly.

  • Monitor accruals for management accounts.

  • Assist with purchasing, cash management and budgeting.

  • Conducts checking on the entries of the junior associates to ensure accuracy.

  • Receiving and review supporting documentation from Global Centre, validate policies and procedures and recommend improvements.

  • Participate in recommending system and process enhancements.

  • Disbursing petty cash by recording entry; verifying documentation.

  • Maintaining historical records by microfilming and filing documents.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor´s Degree, preferably in Accounting or Finance.

  • At least 3 years of related professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Reasonable knowledge of bookkeeping principles.

Preferred:

  • Experienced in interfacing with business customers in defining procurement service requirements or procurement/accounting information.

  • Broad based experience in accounting and financial systems.

  • Ability to work in a time sensitive environment.

  • Experience in interfacing with business customers in resolving payment issues.

  • Knowledge of WV’s policy and procedure in the area of finance, systems and products.

Business Intelligence Analyst/Developer III

*Preferred position location: Manila, Philippines or India where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The position will perform data analysis and modelling on large datasets at a global-scale, visualization, and analytics for the Partnership Data Capability. Focus on the potential impacts of emerging technologies such as big data, predictive analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, mobile, and AR/MR applications.

  • Perform hands-on data analysis and modeling with huge data sets for Partnership Data Capability.

  • Discover data sources, import them, clean them up, and make them “portal-ready”.

  • Create advanced analytic models using statistics, AI, machine learning and deep learning methodologies.

  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.

  • Create and maintain optimal data pipeline architecture.

  • Statistical modeling, model fitting, machine learning, data mining on large datasets.

  • Dive deep into a wide range of data (Horizon, FRSC, VFI, Advocacy, Faith & Development, and Sectors etc.) to identify opportunities and recommend solutions.

  • Research and work with Data Analytics and Architecture teams to implement new technologies that will facilitate better data integrity, reliability, and enrichment of the portal.

  • Run regular tests and statistical analysis, draw conclusions on the accuracy of the data.

  • Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using Python, SQL and AWS technologies.

  • Perform ad hoc data mining, exploration, and statistical analyses on complex problem statements.

  • Write ETL pipelines to make data available for training and testing models both offline and in production.

  • Working with Geo spatial and Satellite data and linking to economic indicators.

  • Work with data and analytics experts to strive for greater functionality in our data systems.

  • Identify unexplored data opportunities for the business to unlock and maximize the potential of digital data within the organization.

  • Support ongoing technology evaluation process and proof of concept projects.

Create data tools for analytics and data scientist team members that assist them in building and optimizing our product into an innovative industry leader.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project/Work Planning:

  • May lead workstream planning process from inception, technical design, development, testing and delivery of BI solutions.

  • Participate in project management estimation process.

  • Assists in planning, implementation of data identification.

  • Analyze functional business processes and requirement.

  • Manages and plans for BI services.

Business Requirements:

  • Work with business partners to develop and analyze business intelligence needs.

  • Provides input to business requirements and functional specifications for the design and implementation of solution.

  • Interprets business requirements and determines optimum BI solutions to meet needs.

  • Interfaces with business partners to identify and provides input to new technology opportunities that will have an impact on the enterprise wide BI systems.

  • Leads interviews with end users to determine the requirements for data, reports, analyses, training, data quality and performance.

Design/Develop:

  • Work with Architects to design and develop BI applications/solutions.

  • Analyzes and tests new releases/versions of BI applications/solutions in order to determine rollout schedule, technical compatibility and identify and resolve integration issues.

  • Analyzes, designs, and develops query parameters, layout, filters, and analytics for business solutions.

  • Enhances the performance of business intelligence tools by defining data profiling, data to filter and index that adds value to the user.

  • Designs and develops and optimizes enterprise wide information “views” and custom reports.

  • Provides technical direction for the development of reports keeping usability, security and data integrity.

Testing:

  • Lead or provide technical direction for the planning, designing, and execution of testing efforts.

  • Develops, executes and documents test plans.

  • Reviews test plans and monitors testing process to ensure that business results are tested.

  • Provides support to test streams.

  • Resolves issues based on test results.

Support:

  • Provides adhoc, warranty, and post implementation phase support.

  • Troubleshoots solution outputs.

  • Recommends improvements of BI applications.

  • Optimizes BI applications or performs report and query tuning to improve performance.

  • Supports and helps manage external resources, such as service providers and vendor field support.

Info Quality Assurance:

  • Provides input to the development of information quality metrics.

  • Creates data quality tickets, as needed.

Research/Evaluation:

  • Researches tools, frameworks and mechanisms for data analytics.

  • Interfaces with vendors to keep abreast of new technologies, pricing and customer applicability.

  • Participates in vendor evaluations.

Policies, Standards, Procedures:

  • Adheres to current standards.

  • Provides input to policies, standards, and procedure for the form, structure and attributes of the BI tools and systems.

Training:

  • Designs and delivers end-user training and training materials.

  • Trains users to transform data into action-oriented information and to use that information correctly.

Coaching/Mentoring:

  • Provides guidance, training, and problem solving assistance to other team members.

  • Mentors less-experienced individuals.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Experience:

  • 5-7 years of professional industry experience doing quantitative analysis. An advanced degree (MS, PhD) in a quantitative field (e.g. Computer Science, Econometrics, Physics) a plus.

  • Bachelors or MS or equivalent in Data Science / Computer Science/ Information technology/ Statistics/ Applied Mathematics or another quantitative field.

  • Minimum 2+ years of related hands on experience as Data Scientist in real-time projects.

  • Hadoop/Spark/Java/AWS or Azure certifications or Data Analytics certifications is an advantage.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Has experience with statistical modeling, machine learning, deep learning, optimization and other DS techniques.

  • Has experience in modeling, validating, importing, cleaning and transforming data with the purpose of extracting insights for decision making purposes.

  • Extensive knowledge on Supervised and Unsupervised learning models.

  • Big Data/Data Lake - Should be well versed with Hadoop, Spark, Experience with Cloud based services a plus - Google Cloud, AWS, Azure services used for Data storage and Data ingestion/ transformation like S3, ADF, Glue etc.

  • Prior experience in building and deploying various machine learning models (KNN, Decision Trees, Clustering, Artificial Neural Networks).

  • Prior experience in building statistical techniques (Regression, distributions etc...)

  • Strong analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets.

  • Expertise in designing and testing experiments.

  • Exposure to Conversational platform like ChatBots (good to have).

Tools & Technology:

  • Experience using statistical computer languages (R, Python, Matlab, etc.) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets. Preferred: Strong knowledge of Python and/or Java.

  • Prior experience in working with Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence methods using Python or R.

  • Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases.

  • Hands on experience in extraction, mining and transformation and presentation of data on various reporting tools like Power BI, Tableau, etc.

Soft Skills:

  • Solid communication skills: Demonstrated ability to explain complex technical issues to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time.

Senior Business Intelligence Analyst/Developer

*Preferred position location: Manila, Philippines or India where WVI is registered to operate.

*Two positions available.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Perform data analysis and modelling on large datasets at a global-scale, visualization, and analytics for the Partnership Data Capability. Focus on the potential impacts of emerging technologies such as big data, predictive analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, mobile, and AR/MR applications.

  • Perform hands-on data analysis and modeling with huge data sets for Partnership Data Capability.

  • Discover data sources, import them, clean them up, and make them “portal-ready”.

  • Create advanced analytic models using statistics, AI, machine learning and deep learning methodologies.

  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.

  • Create and maintain optimal data pipeline architecture.

  • Statistical modeling, model fitting, machine learning, data mining on large datasets.

  • Dive deep into a wide range of data (Horizon, FRSC, VFI, Advocacy, Faith & Development, and Sectors etc.) to identify opportunities and recommend solutions.

  • Research and work with Data Analytics and Architecture teams to implement new technologies that will facilitate better data integrity, reliability, and enrichment of the portal.

  • Run regular tests and statistical analysis, draw conclusions on the accuracy of the data.

  • Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using Python, SQL and AWS technologies.

  • Perform ad hoc data mining, exploration, and statistical analyses on complex problem statements.

  • Write ETL pipelines to make data available for training and testing models both offline and in production.

  • Working with Geo spatial and Satellite data and linking to economic indicators.

  • Work with data and analytics experts to strive for greater functionality in our data systems.

  • Identify unexplored data opportunities for the business to unlock and maximize the potential of digital data within the organization.

  • Support ongoing technology evaluation process and proof of concept projects.

  • Create data tools for analytics and data scientist team members that assist them in building and optimizing our product into an innovative industry leader.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project/Work Planning:

  • Lead workstream planning process from inception, technical design, development, testing and delivery of BI solutions.

  • Participate in project management estimation process.

  • Assists in planning, implementation of data identification.

  • Analyze functional business processes and requirement.

  • Manages and plans for BI services.

Business Requirements:

  • Work with business partners to develop and analyze business intelligence needs.

  • Provides input to business requirements and functional specifications for the design and implementation of solution.

  • Interprets business requirements and determines optimum BI solutions to meet needs.

  • Interfaces with business partners to identify and provides input to new technology opportunities that will have an impact on the enterprise wide BI systems.

  • Leads interviews with end users to determine the requirements for data, reports, analyses, training, data quality and performance.

Design/Develop:

  • May work with Architects to design and develop BI applications/solutions.

  • Analyzes and tests new releases/versions of BI applications/solutions in order to determine rollout schedule, technical compatibility and identify and resolve integration issues.

  • Analyzes, designs, and develops query parameters, layout, filters, and analytics for business solutions.

  • Enhances the performance of business intelligence tools by defining data profiling, data to filter and index that adds value to the user.

  • Designs and develops and optimizes enterprise wide information “views” and custom reports.

  • Provides technical direction for the development of reports keeping usability, security and data integrity.

Testing:

  • May lead or provide technical direction for the planning, designing, and execution of testing efforts.

  • Develops, executes and documents test plans.

  • Reviews test plans and monitors testing process to ensure that business results are tested.

  • Provides support to test streams.

  • Resolves issues based on test results.

Support:

  • Provides adhoc, warranty, and post implementation phase support.

  • Troubleshoots solution outputs.

  • Recommends improvements of BI applications.

  • Optimizes BI applications or performs report and query tuning to improve performance.

  • Supports and helps manage external resources, such as service providers and vendor field support.

Info Quality Assurance:

  • Provides input to the development of information quality metrics.

  • Creates data quality tickets, as needed.

Research/Evaluation:

  • Researches tools, frameworks and mechanisms for data analytics.

  • Interfaces with vendors to keep abreast of new technologies, pricing and customer applicability.

  • Participates in vendor evaluations.

Policies, Standards, Procedures:

  • Adheres to current standards.

  • Provides input to policies, standards, and procedure for the form, structure and attributes of the BI tools and systems.

Training:

  • Designs and delivers end-user training and training materials.

  • Trains users to transform data into action-oriented information and to use that information correctly.

Coaching/Mentoring:

  • Provides guidance, training, and problem solving assistance to other team members.

  • Mentors less-experienced individuals.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Experience:

  • 7-10 years of professional industry experience doing quantitative analysis. An advanced degree (MS, PhD) in a quantitative field (e.g. Computer Science, Econometrics, Physics) a plus.

  • Bachelors or MS or equivalent in Data Science / Computer Science/ Information technology/ Statistics/ Applied Mathematics or another quantitative field.

  • Minimum 4+ years of related hands on experience as Data Scientist in real-time projects.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Has experience with statistical modeling, machine learning, deep learning, optimization and other DS techniques.

  • Has experience in modeling, validating, importing, cleaning and transforming data with the purpose of extracting insights for decision making purposes.

  • Extensive knowledge on Supervised and Unsupervised learning models.

  • Big Data/Data Lake - Should be well versed with Hadoop, Spark, Experience with Cloud based services a plus - Google Cloud, AWS, Azure services used for Data storage and Data ingestion/ transformation like S3, ADF, Glue etc.

  • Prior experience in building and deploying various machine learning models (KNN, Decision Trees, Clustering, Artificial Neural Networks).

  • Prior experience in building statistical techniques (Regression, distributions etc...)

  • Strong analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets.

  • Expertise in designing and testing experiments.

  • Exposure to Conversational platform like ChatBots (good to have).

Tools & Technology:

  • Experience using statistical computer languages (R, Python, Matlab, etc.) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets. Preferred: Strong knowledge of Python and/or Java .

  • Prior experience in working with Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence methods using Python or R.

  • Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases.

  • Hands on experience in extraction, mining and transformation and presentation of data on various reporting tools like Power BI, Tableau, etc.

Soft Skills:

  • Solid communication skills: Demonstrated ability to explain complex technical issues to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Hadoop/Spark/Java/AWS or Azure certifications or Data Analytics certifications is an advantage.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time.

Application Developer III-G

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

Individuals working in an Application Developer III role work on multiple projects that may span a broad range of applications as a project team member, sometimes as a project lead. Individuals working as a Sr. Application Developer require expertise in multiple technical environments and business knowledge that spans one or more business areas.

Individuals must be able to adjust to constant business change and as needed to proactively plan for changes that are likely to occur. Common types of changes include introduction of new organizations through mergers and acquisitions, the separation of parts of organization (as subsidiaries, or when the business changes direction), evolving goals and strategies and emerging technologies. These changes require integration of solutions that can impact the overall system development activity. Application Developers also provide client support, consultation and subject matter expertise for system development, maintenance and support.

Individuals within the Application Development job family work closely with clients, business analysts and team members to understand the business requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions. These solutions must be aligned with business and IT strategies and are in compliance with the organization’s architectural standards. Application Developers are involved in the full systems life cycle and therefore are responsible for designing, coding, testing, implementing and supporting application software that is delivered on time and within budget. Responsibilities beyond development of software may include participation in component and data architecture design, technology planning, product evaluation, advanced testing processes and buy vs. build recommendations. Individuals also provide input to project plans related to the Application Development initiative.

Application Developers have a strong knowledge of programming languages used by the organization. They have experience in systems design and have a solid understanding of development, database development, testing, and integration methodologies. Knowledge of current and emerging IT products, services and processes is required.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project Planning:

  • Participates in all project planning processes.

  • May develop work plan timelines and manage work flows to meet project timeframes.

Application Portfolio Mgt:

  • Works with Applications Team Lead and ‘operations team’ and architects to ensure the practical, smooth, effective application retirement which may include any data migration, planning of application de-coupling, and staging and phasing of work to ensure smooth, risk-free application retirement.

Data Requirements:

  • Identifies better sources of data feeds and interfaces with architects to ensure their feasibility with corporate data warehouse, when needed.

  • Actively participates in planning sessions with Architecture team to define, plan, analyze, implement and operationalize enterprise data model.

Design:

  • Identifies technical requirements.

  • Creates technical design specifications and assists and reviews technical design specifications developed by junior levels.

Code and Test:

  • Codes applications or enterprise-wide software systems using a disciplined development process and in accord with the company’s standard development process (SDLC).

  • Integrates solutions with other applications and platforms outside the framework.

  • Creates data extracts and reports from system based requirements.

  • Develops, executes and documents test plans.

Deployment:

  • May lead in the deployment of new modules, upgrades and fixes to the production environment.

  • Makes modules production-ready by moving them to libraries, completing forms, following procedures, completing version control documents, etc.

  • Ensures modules are production-ready.

Maintenance (break/fix):

  • Provides ongoing maintenance of applications.

  • Leads review sessions where patterns of development and break/fix metrics are reviewed as part of standard process for optimizing IT development processes.

Production Support:

  • Provides Level 2 and 3 production support.

  • Troubleshoots existing information systems to identify errors or deficiencies and develops solutions.

Performance Management:

  • Evaluates existing applications and platform and provides recommendations for improving application performance by conducting gap analysis, identifying feasible alternative solutions, and assisting in the scope of modifications.

  • Participates on teams that outline the process and scope out the improvements that can be realized through the application solution.

Documentation/User Guides:

  • Documents functions and changes to new or modified modules and test activities/results and other areas such as error handling and backup/recovery procedures.

  • Assists in the development of user guides and training documentation for systems.

Standards, Policies, and Procedures:

  • Adheres to standards and procedures.

  • Reviews modules for quality assurance and checks compliance with applications standards and Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

  • Helps to define the company’s standard development process (SDLC).

  • Periodically works with Application Developer Team Lead to review and revise company’s standard development process (SDLC) in alignment with changes in corporate and business goals, and as required by IT architectural standards.

Technology Evaluation and Research:

  • Evaluates new application packages and tools and performs research on best practices.

  • Provides recommendations for solutions.

Training:

  • May prepare and present formal training to IT staff, as needed.

Coaching/Mentoring:

  • Provides technical coaching and mentoring to less-experienced team members.

  • Provides technical guidance or system process expertise.

  • Develops reports and presentations for senior management, as needed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Programming/Systems, Computer systems of other related field. Or equivalent work experience.

  • Has a broad level of understanding surrounding information systems and application architecture standards. Ability to analyze and interpret complex problems or processes that span multiple business areas.

  • Ability to identify and understand requirements and develop alternate solutions.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Typically requires 5 – 7 years of application programming and analysis experience.

  • Experience designing, developing and testing applications using proven or emerging technologies.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, as necessary.

Senior Analyst and Data Modeler

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

This position is primarily responsible for building new and optimizing existing data models for financial and data analysis. This position is also responsible to engage and collaborate closely with business owners and SMEs in the production of enterprise wide PowerBI Data models. This position requires strong technical skills in Microsoft business analytics particularly with DAX formula language and Power BI Data Modeling. This position must be able to translate and transform highly complex business requirements, and using specialized, complex and large financial data, develop data models that will lead to high-quality, data-driven decisions. This requires strong communication and collaboration skills, as well as strong financial analysis and reporting skills.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with business owners, subject matter experts and other stakeholders to evaluate the reporting requirements.

  • Understand the needs of the customers and translate this into PowerBI Data models.

  • Design, develop and deploy Power BI Data models that will be the basis of financial reporting and analysis for Global Finance Solutions.

  • Review and continuously develop and optimize existing Power BI Data models and datasets that adapts to the latest advancement in the Microsoft Power Platform, and integrate seamlessly with other financial systems and tools used in Global Finance.

  • Collaborate with teams within and outside Global Finance, including WVIT and external vendors, to evaluate, determine and recommend solutions that will optimize and increase efficiency of data models

  • Develop and publish specialized and usually complex financial reports, and analysis for senior leadership, directors, and other stakeholders.

  • Hand-over for business-as-usual and regular operations the models and reports that have been built. Effectively train business units on the data model or financial report so they can sustainably and in the long-term manage and maintain the models or reports.

  • Continuously learn, recognize, develop, and adopt best practices in data modeling, reporting and analysis, automation, data integrity, data analysis, validation and tools.

  • Assess and recommend innovations in PowerBI that are relevant for Global Finance and GFS, in particular.

  • Teach and train others on PowerBI, and PBI Data Modeling more specifically.

  • Attend and participate in meetings, team events, conference that may be assigned.

  • Attend and participate in chapel services, daily and group devotions.

  • Promote World Vision’s values through example and hold self and others accountable for the same across the team.

  • Perform all other duties that may be assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Minimum 6 years of experience in finance or accounting functions preferably in an international non-profit organization or multinational corporation

  • At least 3 years of experience with business intelligence tools and financial software (e.g. Sunsystems, OLAP, Datawarehouse, Dashboards) and reporting tools

  • Some experience in DAX calculations/codes

  • Some experience in Power Query or M language 5.

  • Bachelor or University degree in Accounting, Finance or Business or Computer Science

  • Excellent skills in structured problem solving and ability to perform complex analyses and draw meaningful and actionable insights.

  • Proven technical expertise on Data Transformation, Data flows, Financial Reporting and Dashboards.

  • Extensive and advanced knowledge in all areas of finance and accounting

  • Proven expertise in and advanced skills in PowerBI Ddata modelling

  • Proven ability to write complex DAX code for data manipulation

  • Strong ability to understand multiple data sources and how they relate to each other

  • Strong technical skills in Microsoft Office

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written at all levels with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail: ability to communicate technical information to non-technical audiences.

  • Demonstrated ability to think independently and recommend best practices

  • Superior organization, prioritization, and self-motivation skills.

  • Fluency in English is required.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel less than 5% of the time.

  • Ability to work within an office environment and flexibility to work across all time zones in which World Vision functions.

Data Analyst and Modeler

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

This position is responsible for supporting the development of new data models, and optimizing existing data models for financial and data analysis. This position will be responsible for analyzing, designing, and modeling Power BI data models that support business requirements and align with enterprise standards. This position requires strong technical skills in Microsoft business analytics particulary with DAX formula language and Power BI Data Modeling. This requires advanced knowledge and skills in PBI Data visualization, developing reports and dashboards.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design, develop, deploy and optimize new and existing Power BI Data models in accordance with approved standards and practices.

  • Gather and understand customer requirements and translate the need into a data model or report.

  • Develop and build reports and analysis to support the requirements of the Business Analytics and Data Modeling Team and Partnership Leader, Financial Management and Reporting.

  • Provide primary support for the users of existing data models for any trainings and questions.

  • Develop, maintain and ensure that proper documentation of PowerBI data models and data fields are in place.

  • Collaborate with the Datawarehouse team and other departments to ensure timely refresh, maintenance and validation of existing data models.

  • Attend and participate in meetings, team events, conference that may be assigned.

  • Attend and participate in chapel services, daily and group devotions.

  • Promote World Vision’s values through example and hold self and others accountable for the same across the team.

  • Perform all other duties that may be assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Minimum 4 years of experience in positions on data analysis and data modeling or related areas.

  • Experience working in an international non-profit organization or multinational corporation.

  • At least 1 year of experience with business intelligence tools or financial software (e.g. Sunsystems, OLAP, Datawarehouse, Dashboards) and reporting tools.

  • At least 2 years of experience in PowerBI Data modelling and writing complex DAX code for data manipulation.

  • Bachelor or University degree in Computer Science or related field.

  • Excellent skills in structured problem solving and ability to perform complex analyses and draw meaningful and actionable insights.

  • Demonstrated ability to understand multiple data sources and how they relate to each other.

  • Strong technical skills in Microsoft Office.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written at all levels with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail: ability to communicate technical information to non-technical audiences.

  • Superior organization, prioritization, and self-motivation skills.

  • English language skills required.

Preferred:

  • Experience in Financial Reporting and understanding finance and accounting is an advantage.

  • Preferably has experience in Power BI Data Modeling and DAX skills; Power BI Reports Visualization and Dashboard.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Ability to work within an office environment and flexibility to work across all time zones in which World Vision functions.

Senior Business Analyst

*Position location: Manila, Philippines or Malaysia where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

Senior Business Analysts are responsible for serving as a liaison between the business community and the IT organization to translate business needs into IT requirements. They are involved as a project team member or lead in all phases of the design, development and implementation of technology solutions throughout the business case and development life cycle processes supporting multiple business functions and one or more highly complex business processes requiring design or integration of technical solutions that may cross multiple functions of the business.

Based on breadth and depth of understanding of business needs and processes, they collaborate with other IT professionals to determine if solutions currently exist (internally or externally) or whether new solutions are feasible. They take a broad perspective to determine how such solutions will impact existing work processes and systems, and how to manage the integration. They also research and make recommendations for buy vs. build decisions.

Business Analysis professionals are innovative, identifying and proposing technology based business solutions. Through adaptable communication skills and the ability to translate between technical and business language, they work collaboratively, negotiating requirements across multiple groups.

Business Analysts must have a solid understanding of the client’s existing business processes, the key drivers and measures of success for the business, and the short- and long-term direction of the business and related technologies.

They must have a working knowledge of the business area that they support and should be equally aligned with the IT department. Strong analytical, interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills are also required.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Planning:

  • Conducts data gathering and analysis to understand business strategy and direction.

  • Participates in short- and long-term planning sessions with clients to improve business processes.

  • Develops business cases.

Liaison:

  • Serves as the link between the business, third party vendors and the IT technical team.

Business Requirements:

  • Assesses client needs utilizing a structured requirements process (gathering, analyzing, documenting, and managing changes) to prioritize immediate business needs and recommends options, risks and cost vs. benefits.

  • Develops, writes, and communicates business requirements and functional specifications for the design and implementation of business solutions.

  • Analyzes customer’s operations to understand their strengths and weaknesses to determine opportunities for improvements.

Business Process:

  • Provides insight and input, and supports planning and prioritization for business process engineering plan and integration of the plan with the corporate plan.

  • Documents current business processes and models.

Feasibility:

  • Conducts feasibility studies and drafts proposals for evaluation by appropriate users and managers.

  • Develops and assists in the presentation of business cases.

Testing:

  • Reviews test plans and monitors testing process to ensure that business results are adequately tested with minimal risk.

  • Develops user test cases and validates test results during user acceptance testing.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business, or other related field. Or equivalent work experience.

  • Requires leadership skills, experience and in-depth knowledge of business operations and systems requirements processes.

  • Typically requires 6 or more years of relevant technical and business work experience.

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, as necessary.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Sponsorship Production Operations Coordinator

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

  • Platform & tool integration

  • Quality & process refinement

  • Innovation focus

The Sponsorship Production Operations Coordinator is a significant and emerging leadership role in the production of over 8 million digital and printed engagement features for child sponsors each year.

This forward-thinking, solutions-focused coordinator will lead the exploration, successful integration of platforms and tools and process refinement for the production workflow of 5+ annual publishing projects for 20+ countries with different requirements and language needs.

These projects leverage best-in-class design automation to produce mailed and digital annual reports, cards and letters to child sponsors in multiple language combinations, as well as new emerging bodies of work led by market insights and sponsor needs.

The Sponsorship Production Operations Coordinator will be integral to the end-to-end solution design, manage exploration, testing and implementation and effectiveness, as well as identify business technology needs and gaps, define requirements and work with internal partners and external vendors.

They will also be responsible for the quality assurance program and process refinement of the team’s production activities and workflows. This involves working with multiple stakeholders to assess needs and data, establish key performance standards, procedures and tools, test and model projects, and implement agreed, effective processes.

They will report to the Child Sponsorship Content Team’s Operations & Production Manager and will also lead their own small team of production coordinators and specialists to meet the production team technology needs.

The Sponsorship Production Operations Coordinator should be an effective OIC if the Operations & Production Manager is on leave. While this role requires strong knowledge of technological solutions, it is firmly based in business analysis and process refinement.

Mange successful and effective platform and tool integrations for a global publishing production team, ultimately helping child sponsors understand the impact they are making possible for children in poverty.

Oversee the quality assurance program of these projects and continually refine team processes.

Use best-in-class design automation and workflow management tools to achieve team goals.

Work with internal business partners and external vendors to meet platform/tool production needs.

Lead an effective small team of your own that’s focused on performance, staff care, regular feedback and a positive can-do culture.

Be comfortable and capable in an agile working environment with virtual team members in different locations and time zones.

Help improve processes, input into team strategy and be an integral part of the Child Sponsorship Content leadership team.

Be part of a fun, exciting content team that’s breaking new ground in how we develop and deliver impact communications to sponsors… helping sponsored child tell their stories and helping sponsors understand the impact they’re making possible for children in poverty.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Lead the requirements gathering for platforms and tools to enhance production workflow process:

  • Lead gap analysis and development of Business Requirement Definitions.

Identify, select and manage vendor platforms and tools for production workflow processes:

  • Based on clearly defined business needs, create RFP and manage RFP process.

  • Lead analysis and requirements assessment of vendor proposals.

  • Manage vendor selection process, in consultation with Child Sponsorship Content Director and the Operations & Production Manager, as well as other relevant stakeholders and vendors.

  • Develop super user knowledge for application production workflow and operations.

  • Define requirements for workflow implementation, and any configuration needed.

Test and transition management of workflow platform and tools:

  • Set up and configure existing and new platforms and tools.

  • Test all platforms and tools ensuring readiness for production.

  • Take over management of solutions from vendor(s).

  • Monitor processes and performance (bugs, defects, enhancements).

  • Maintain platforms and tools, upgrading and adapting as necessary to ensure function and fit for purpose.

  • Clearly define and document vendor relationship and SLAs.

Lead and provide technical support and training to enable user success on all workflow platforms and tools:

  • Lead and manage onboarding of operations team in the successful use of workflow and tools.

  • Lead and manage development of required training and knowledge management materials for all technology solutions.

  • Lead and provide training to users.

  • Support staff to effectively and efficiently perform their duties, manage time and coverage, and meet work quality standards.

  • Backstop staff and other team members as need to ensure Business Technology needs and standards are met at all times.

  • Provide analysis and expert advice to Production Workflow Design, technology solutions identification, vendor requirements and options, and business implications of technology solutions and application.

  • Manage and provide technical support for business technology needs.

  • Continue to monitor business requirements and solution fit, updating, adapting, and adding solutions as needed to meet changing business needs.

Lead ongoing production quality assurance (QA) program to support quality outputs:

  • Determine and agree in-house quality procedures, standards and specifications.

  • Assess user and customer requirements.

  • Propose and secure agreement on user and customer service standards.

  • Establish and implement a concise QA program for both child sponsorship and business performance including creation and roll-out of key performance indicators/metrics across production.

  • Establish, implement and manage quality criteria and checks for child sponsorship data across all data requirements across all programs under production services prior to production merging.

  • Support ongoing production services process design (across production services products) including gap analysis, optimisation, and design, with a lens on quality assurance.

Lead continuous improvement initiatives:

  • Identify and implement data and user-accepted data tools needed to monitor, measure, and support production workflow.

  • Develop and document requirements for the data and data tools, and consult with stakeholders and align dependencies.

  • Provide necessary training on tools and processes.

  • Provide necessary setup and configuration of tools and processes.

  • Monitor production QA processes and identify gaps.

  • Lead and coordinate data and tool testing.

  • Validate workflow implementation.

  • Provide ongoing data analysis and technical advice to Production teams to support effective workflow design and monitoring.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, IT, Computer Engineering, Business Technology, Data Analytics or related field. (Diploma or training in these fields may be considered for candidates with highly applicable work experience.)

  • Proven success managing business technology selection and development processes.

  • Highly developed business process analysis skills.

  • Strong capacity in business technology and solutions, with broad knowledge and understanding of business solution tools and platforms.

  • Ability to monitor and support staff, including facilitating conflict resolution, representing staff needs to leadership, and providing peer support and mentoring.

  • Demonstrated ability to objectively assess business needs and fit solutions to the specific business requirements.

  • Expert level proficiency with MS Office, Visio, Office Timeline, and IT platform required.

  • Very high attention to detail.

  • Proven expertise in data analysis and modelling.

  • Proven success managing QA processes and projects.

  • At least 4 years of experience in increasingly responsible business technology roles. (IT roles or other closely related experience may be considered if they involved a strong focus on business processes, platforms and operations.)

  • At least 2 years of experience managing people.

  • Experience coordinating technology RFP processes.

  • In depth understanding of complex business processes.

  • Knowledge of quality frameworks and experience in application of continuous improvement methodologies in operations.

  • Fluent-level spoken and written English capacity.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Proficiency in Kissflow and Jupiter.

  • 3-5 years of experience in increasingly responsible roles in Business Technology, marketing or sales.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time, once safe to do so.

Rich Media Quality Review Staff (23 positions available)

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

WVI produces rich media to build a stronger connection between stakeholders and programs. This position will review various types of media (photos and videos) produced by field staff, compare them to a set of global standards, and then mark them as approved or rejected.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Review media (photos and videos), compare it to predefined criteria, and approve or assign a reject reason.

  • In times of low production staff will assist with other tasks and duties as assigned.

  • Provide administrative support.

  • Contribute to the success of the team by performing other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • College degree.

  • Basic computer proficiency, competent in MS Office.

  • English fluency.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • College degree is minimal requirement.

  • Candidates with experience in other business process outsourcing (BPO) companies with similar task have an advantage.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Work from home arrangement in compliance with GCMO until January 31, 2021.

  • Having a 7mbps home internet is an advantage.

  • No travel.

Global Cybersecurity Analyst (DevSecOps)

*Preferred position location: Manila, Philippines. Other possible locations: Ghana, Indonesia or Malaysia where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

Individuals working as Global Cybersecurity Analyst are responsible for working on security projects/issues for one or more functional areas (e.g., data, systems, network and/or Web) across the enterprise, develop security solutions for medium to complex assignments, work on multiple projects as a team member and lead systems-related security components. They provide expertise and assistance to all IT projects to ensure the company’s infrastructure and information assets are protected.

Individuals within the IT Security job family plan, execute, and manage multi-faceted projects related to compliance management, risk assessment and mitigation, control assurance, business continuity and disaster recovery, and user awareness. They are focused on developing and driving security strategies, policies/standards, ensuring the effectiveness of solutions, and providing security-focused consultative services to the organization.

Individuals develop, execute and manage data, system, network and internet security strategies and solutions within a business area and across the enterprise. They develop security policies and procedures such as user log-on and authentication rules, security breach escalation procedures, security auditing procedures and use of firewalls and encryption routines. To guide enforcement of security policies and procedures, they administer and monitor data security profiles on all platforms by reviewing security violation reports and investigating security exceptions. They update, maintain and document security controls and provide direct support to the business and internal IT groups. IT Security professionals evaluate and recommend security products, services and/or procedures. They also communicate and educate IT and the business about security policies and industry standards, and provide solutions for enterprise/business security issues.

IT Security professionals require strong technical, analytical, communication and consulting skills with knowledge of IT Security and related technologies. Security certifications (i.e., Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Information Security Manage (CISM), Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) and/or other certifications) may be required.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Policies, Processes & Standards:

  • Maintains an up-to-date understanding of industry best practices.

  • Develops, enhances and implements enterprise-wide security policies, procedures and standards.

  • Supports service-level agreements (SLAs) to ensure that security controls are managed and maintained.

  • Monitors compliance with security policies, standards, guidelines and procedures.

  • Ensures security compliance with legal and regulatory standards.

Business Requirements:

  • Participates with the project team(s) to gather a full understanding of project scope and business requirements.

  • Works with customers to identify security requirements using methods that may include risk and business impact assessments.

  • Studies current and proposed business processes to determine impact of security measures on business goals.

  • Provides security-related guidance on business processes.

Security Solutions:

  • Participates in designing secure infrastructure solutions and applications.

Risk Assessments:

  • Works directly with the customers and other internal departments and organizations to facilitate IT risk analysis and risk management processes and to identify acceptable levels of residual risk.

  • Conducts business impact analysis to ensure resources are adequately protected with proper security measures.

  • Analyzes security analysis reports for security vulnerabilities and recommends feasible and appropriate options.

  • Creates, disseminates and updates documentation of identified IT risks and controls.

  • Reports on significant trends and vulnerabilities.

  • Develops plans to achieve security requirements and address identified risks.

  • Follows up on deficiencies identified in monitoring reviews, self-assessments, automated assessments, and internal and external audits to ensure that appropriate remediation measures have been taken.

Security Audits:

  • Performs security audits.

  • Participates in security investigations and compliance reviews as requested by external auditors.

  • Monitors multiple logs across diverse platforms to uncover specific activities as they occur from platform to platform.

  • Creates spreadsheets and databases with information in support of security monitoring and account/data access authorizations.

  • Consults with clients on security violations.

Problem Management:

  • Provides security support to ensure that security issues are addressed throughout the project life cycle.

  • Performs control and vulnerability assessments.

  • Provides responsive support for problems found during normal working hours as well as outside normal working hours.

  • Identifies and resolves root causes of security-related problems.

  • Responds to security incidents, conducts forensic investigations and targets reviews of suspect areas.

  • Works with teams to resolve issues that are uncovered by various internal and 3rd party monitoring tools.

Security Performance Management:

  • Analyzes reports and makes recommendations for improvements.

Communications/Consulting:

  • Collaborates on critical IT projects to ensure that security issues are addressed throughout the project life cycle.

  • Informs stakeholders about compliance and security-related issues and activities affecting the assigned area or project.

  • Interfaces regularly with staff from various departments communicating security issues and responding to requests for assistance and information.

  • Reports to management concerning residual risk, vulnerabilities and other security exposures, including misuse of information assets and noncompliance.

Vendor Management:

  • Works with third party vendors during problem resolutions.

  • Interfaces with third party vendors to evaluate new security products or as part of a security assessment process.

Application Security:

  • Performs application security risk assessments for new or updated internal or third-party applications.

  • Evaluates and recommends hardware and software systems that provide security functions.

Training:

  • Assists in the development of security awareness and compliance training programs.

  • Provides communication and training as needed.

  • May guide users on the usage and administration of security tools that control and monitor information security.

Coaching/Mentoring:

  • Mentors less experienced team members.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field, or equivalent work experience.

  • Work experience in development, information security, and operations (DevSecOps)

  • Work experience in application vulnerability management and penetration testing practices

  • Work experience in designing, implementing, and supporting application security practices

  • Requires knowledge of security issues, techniques and implications across diverse application frameworks and computer platforms

  • Typically has 3-5 years of combined cybersecurity work experience with a broad range of exposure to application security, audit, risk management, and code review, and 1 - 2 years of experience with vulnerability assessment and penetration testing.

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, as necessary

  • Work experience in application security management, security risk management, and security testing

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred:

  • CISSP certification.

  • CEH certification.

  • Application Security Best Practices experience.

  • Project Management experience.

  • Risk Management experience.

  • OWASP experience.

  • Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing experience.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time.

Business Analyst II

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

Incumbents working as a Business Analyst II are responsible for serving as a liaison between the business community and the IT organization to translate business needs into IT requirements. They are project team members involved in all phases of the design, development and implementation of technology solutions throughout the business case and development life cycle processes supporting several business functions and several moderately complex business processes.

Based on breadth and depth of understanding of business needs and processes, they collaborate with other IT professionals to determine if solutions currently exist (internally or externally) or whether new solutions are feasible. They take a broad perspective to determine how such solutions will impact existing work processes and systems, and how to manage the integration. They also research and make recommendations for buy vs. build decisions.

Business Analysis professionals are innovative, identifying and proposing technology based business solutions. Through adaptable communication skills and the ability to translate between technical and business language, they work collaboratively, negotiating requirements across multiple groups.

Business Analysts must have a solid understanding of the client’s existing business processes, the key drivers and measures of success for the business, and the short- and long-term direction of the business and related technologies.

They must have a working knowledge of the business area that they support and should be equally aligned with the IT department. Strong analytical, interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills are also required.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Planning:

  • Conducts data gathering and analysis to understand business strategy and direction.

  • Participates in short-term planning sessions with a client to implement process improvement within an assigned client area.

  • Develops business cases.

Liaison:

  • Serves as the link between the business, third party vendors and the IT technical team.

Business Requirements:

  • Assesses client needs utilizing a structured requirements process (gathering, analyzing, documenting, and managing changes) to assist in identifying business priorities and advice on options.

  • Develops, writes, and communicates business requirements and functional specifications for the implementation of business solutions.

  • Analyzes customer’s operations to understand their strengths and weaknesses to determine opportunities for improvements.

Business Process:

  • Analyzes and recommends improvements to business processes and models.

  • Documents current business processes and models.

Feasibility:

  • Provides factual content to feasibility study for standard development projects and enhancements.

Testing:

  • Develops user test cases and validates test results during user acceptance testing.

Service Level Agreements:

  • Is familiar with the current Service Level Agreements (SLA) for a particular work area and as needed participates in the vendor selection process for clients in accordance with IT standards and specifications as required.

Problem Solving:

  • Identifies and resolves issues.

  • Uses new and varied analytical techniques.

Customer Satisfaction:

  • Monitors and analyzes metrics to ensure customer satisfaction.

Communications/Consulting:

  • Promotes an understanding of IT roles, processes and activities to the business units.

  • Supports and participates in the formal reporting of project status.

  • Negotiates agreements and commitments by facilitating communication between business unit(s) and IT from initial requirements to final implementation phase of projects.

  • Actively participates in the creation, review and analysis of user stories/epics in projects utilizing agile development methodology.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business, or other related field. Or equivalent work experience.

  • Requires working knowledge of business operations and systems requirements processes.

  • Typically requires 3-5 years of relevant technical or business work experience.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 5% of the time.

Finance Assistant – BR and CAL Centralization (2 positions)

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

This position will be responsible for performing bank reconciliation and cost allocation data processing, review and analysis. By using data consolidation and reconciliation tools such as SunSystems Bank Reconciliation Manager module, and Cost Allocation PMQA Tools, this position will perform tasks on behalf of the Field Offices as part of GFS centralization support for the field.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reconcile bank accounts on behalf of Field offices using the automated procedures of the Sun6 Bank Reconciliation Manager utility. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Directly accessing Field offices’ bank statements (thru bank’s online facility) and cash ledger in Sun6.

  • Loading all required data in Sun6 and managing the reconciliation of accounts using Bank Recon Manager Facility.

  • Extracting all reconciling items in Sun6 using PMQA template.

  • Analyzing and monitoring bank reconciling items. This includes close engagement with FOs (and or region) to clear these items.

  • Assisting the FOs on the accounting entries needed to clear bank reconciling items.

  • Posting of final bank reconciliation reports in the FFR database and communicating with FOs.

Identify, raise/flag, follow-up and clear differences on the bank account balance and the office’s financial records as part of internal control.

  • Prepare and review the Cost Allocation PMQA tools design template on the 1st week of each month.

  • Run the Cost Allocation (CAL) review and reconciliation tool and ensure that the control figures are consistent accurate.

  • Perform Ledger Import and Ledger Import Validation.

  • Run LEH Validation Tool before final posting.

  • Run the Cost Allocation Reconciliation Template when necessary.

  • Prepare issue logs for all issues encountered during the CAL run period.

Test and analyze Field Office bank accounts and SunSystem financial data to prepare an office to ‘go-live’ on the GFS BR Centralization.

Assist the Field Office and the lead in implementing Cost Allocation Centralization for each office.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Accounting or Finance.

  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office particularly Microsoft Excel.

  • Knowledgeable in preparing Bank Reconciliation Reports.

  • Keen to details, willing to learn and do routine tasks, willing to extend long hours, as needed.

  • 1-2 years of experience in Accounting and Finance.

  • At least 1 year experience doing bank reconciliation or working on financial accounting.

  • Fluent in English.

Preferred:

  • General knowledge of Financial reporting.

  • Ability to extract data, retrieve and analyze financial information.

  • Possess advance learning of Microsoft Excel.

  • Ability to work in fast paced team environment & strong analytical / problem solving capabilities.

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