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

Regional IT Manager, VisionFund International

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within Africa where WVI is registered to operate.

BACKGROUND:

World Vision (“WV”) is a Christian relief, development, and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. One important component of WV’s work is microfinance, providing financial services such as credit, savings and insurance to the poor, enabling them to earn increased income, build assets and provide financial security for their families. Numerous studies confirm the strong impact of microfinance on the well-being of children. Studies also show, however, that the integration of microfinance with other development activities can have an even greater impact when compared to either microfinance alone or development activities alone. WV’s microfinance operations are managed through VisionFund (“VF”) and its 6,000 staff.

VF manages a network of 28 Microfinance Institutions (“MFIs”) globally and has outstanding loans of approximately US$700 million to over 1.3 million clients and annual network revenues of over US$140 million. The MFIs were created to provide financial services in the areas where WV works. The VisionFund Strategy is to deliver 10x impact by reaching 10 times the number of children by Strengthening Operations, Broadening and Deepening Impact, and Investing for the Future.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Operationally, microfinance is similar to banking and requires a high level of automation and enhanced operational environments to manage and deliver the various products across the Micro Finance Institution (MFI) organisation. Therefore, having the right technology platforms, processes and people to deliver these services is critical to achieving VF’s strategic goals. As a result of the highly specialised nature of the business, VisionFund (VF) now has its own team of people who will be responsible for the efficient and effective use of technology and operational standards, enhancing these to drive impact towards VF’s 2030 strategy. This automated concept is focused on banking and accounting systems, and associated derivative peripherals, with People and Processes being equal legs in this three-pronged approach to pursuing change in VF. Regional IT Director (“RIT”) are therefore people with a strong understanding of the business model, its needs and solutions to be pursued to enhance the organisations maturity.

RITs will have management oversight of MFI functions with MFI IT Managers (“ITMs”) having a matrix reporting line to the RITs. A typical region will spend over $1m on Change programmes, have around 25-30 IT staff in total, and be spending about another $1m annually on major IT projects.

RITs will ensure MFIs are in alignment with VF global strategies, working closely with global center and MFI staff. RITs will champion regional needs and priorities in respect to global strategic approach and ensure implementation of such in the individual MFIs in their jurisdiction.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Operationally, microfinance is similar to banking and requires a high level of automation and enhanced operational environments to manage and deliver the various products across the MFI organisation. Therefore, having the right technology platforms, processes and people to deliver these services is critical to achieving VF’s strategic goals. As a result of the highly specialised nature of the business, VF now has its own team of people who will be responsible for the efficient and effective use of technology and operational standards, enhancing these to drive impact towards VF’s 2030 strategy. This automated concept is focused on banking and accounting systems, and associated derivative peripherals, with People and Processes being equal legs in this three-pronged approach to pursuing change in VF. Regional IT Director (“RIT”) are therefore people with a strong understanding of the business model, its needs and solutions to be pursued to enhance the organisations maturity.

RITs will have management oversight of MFI functions with MFI IT Managers (“ITMs”) having a matrix reporting line to the RITs. A typical region will spend over $1m on Change programmes, have around 25-30 IT staff in total, and be spending about another $1m annually on major IT projects.

RITs will ensure MFIs are in alignment with VF global strategies, working closely with global center and MFI staff. RITs will champion regional needs and priorities in respect to global strategic approach and ensure implementation of such in the individual MFIs in their jurisdiction.

The role is to provide regional leadership in IT to ensure the ongoing delivery of best-in-class technology, enable operational capabilities, and support minimum IT and operational standards to realise the VisionFund Strategy. The role is responsible for reducing Operational Cost Ratio (“OCR”) for the region, ensuring regional alignment with the global Technology and Operational Maturity Strategy, and leading and managing regional technology change. The RIT must ensure digital solutions support regulatory requirements, operational process refinement that realises efficiency gains, reduce costs, support drivers of growth, and reduce risk of manual processes. They must ensure digital solutions support

expected volume growth, expansion and reduction in geographic reach, support scale of operational best practice and operational excellence, and yield quantifiable business benefits in the field for clients and MFIs – in line with the VisionFund Strategy. The RIT must ensure regional IT equips end-users with appropriate technology that enables them to deliver performance – both social impact and fiscal and considers the future role of technology in Microfinance.

In practice this means:

  • Daily direct and matrix management of resources in the region, including 11 ITMs and their teams (approx. 35/40 people across the organisation).

  • Regular engagement and leadership with the Regional Operations Director to ensure operations standards are upheld and capabilities enabled with the delivery of appropriate and best-in-class technology to drive fiscal and impact performance.

  • Ensuring that MFIs have the skills and competencies both within IT and business functions to use their technology to maximum effect, identifying deficiencies that need to be addressed, and support them in skills training and capacity building so that they become more capable in managing technology;

  • Ensure that MFIs have and effectively enforce the required IT policies and procedures in place. Monitor and evaluate how IT policies and procedures are implemented. This includes but it is not limited to data security, backup, physical security, timely replacement of hardware, disaster recovery plans and any other policy in area of system administration.

  • Ensure that appropriate approval levels, rights, authorities and controls are built in to any system platform application or any software in use to ensure there are no gaps in internal control and support regulatory, business governance, and the operating model RACI.

  • Overseeing and support of MFIs in implementing significant IT projects, in particular system upgrades and implementations, to ensure that the various phases of the project are designed correctly and executed to plan;

  • Champion the “Change” elements of any given project / programme, working with global SME’s (the Strategy Impact & Services team and others), to review, document and implement changes necessary to drive operational maturity, policy / control alignment and efficient / effective operational environments (seeking cost savings / enhanced service capabilities);

  • Tracking what is happening in MFIs in the region on a regular basis. In practice this means ‘meeting’ at least monthly with the local IT teams and being given monthly reports to regional team on their activities and issues, and then helping solve issues if escalated (see next point);

  • Working with WV’s specialist technical support to support MFIs when there are systems issues, bringing in vendor support as required;

  • Identifying opportunities to improve regional efficiencies and performance through ideas like regional processing centers virtually or remotely;

  • Reviewing annual plans and budgets and ensuring that adequate provision is being made so that the MFI is on a path to sustainability in its use of technology;

  • Support for Regional Head (“RH”) in global strategy development for delivering business and impact goals through the use of technology platforms, people and processes;

  • Ensuring IT projects adhere to global policy and procedures, and designing policy and procedures where any are lacking; and

  • Support RDs in reviewing annual plans and budgets and ensuring that adequate provision is being made so that the MFI is on a path to sustainability in its use of technology.

Strategy:

  • Work together with local and global management to ensure an effective regional IT strategy is in place that supports the global DOC strategy and realization of the VisionFund Strategy, focusing on the digital and operational maturity of business processes and impact on people;

Core Functionality:

  • Develop and maintain a core set of functional requirements building on the ‘standardisation’ work, and lessons learned from MFIs around the globe;

Roll-out Plan:

  • Develop a manage a detailed plan of how the systems strategy will be rolled out including core banking applications, infrastructure, support and ‘other technologies’; and

Resources:

  • Lead the hiring, budgeting and management of resources that will support the communication and roll out of this strategy. Working with Regional and MFI management to document an Operational Maturity strategy plan for each MFI, outlining the Digital / Change solution roadmap. Championing / escalating priorities to Regional / Global management.

  • Evaluating each MFI’s OCR reality and determining areas of opportunity to make necessary changes to drive down OCR. These can be initial manual changes or as part of an overall Change Programme.

  • Working with DOC peers to document / track deployment plan. Escalating priorities and funding / resource needs. Recommend MFIs for strategic systems initiative and present prioritization plan.

  • Hiring of key personnel with required experience and background.

Budget / Funding:

  • Work together with Regional Head and Regional Operations Director on proposal on regional systems budgets and funding.

Project Management:

  • Ensure all projects are effectively managed.

Functional Specs:

  • Oversee the project manager’s work on the gathering of shared functional specification for the region.

Selection:

  • Oversee and/or assist in the due diligence and software selection process for regional systems. May involve brining in external expertise for a technology audit / review.

Pre-implementations:

  • Oversee pre-implementation plans and support MFI in making its plans which include data clean-up, review of change management business impact, human resources and risks.

Implementation:

  • Oversee the implementation and support MFIs during implementation of all regional systems and participate in issue-resolution decisions and regular update communication to all stakeholders.

On-going Support:

  • Ensure that adequate support is in place, both internally at the MFI level as well as external at the vendor level, for the on-going maintenance, issue-resolution and future customizations.

Post-Implementation Reviews:

  • Oversee the assessment of a post-implementation review and lead on any findings / recommendations of the same. Annual MFI budget plans for “RTB” and “CTB” (Digitisation / Operational) agreed with MFI, Regional, Global management.

  • Established project management disciplines including Project STCs (chaired with GD DOC) and associated reporting standards issued on time. Escalation / action of key issues and risks.

  • Alignment with / completion of DOC strategy elements. Completion of necessary GPO process.

Active involvement in workshops, design events etc. to ensure MFI needs are included. Review of project documentation with local Pm / Teams. Lead / participate in various testing cycles.

Managed project deliverables within timelines / budgets agreed. Documented progress reports. Coordinated and minuted STCs. Escalation of issues / risks to project team / GD DOC as appropriate.

Ongoing / daily management of RTB / CTB environments, including the management of CoB processes etc.

Work with DOC team to complete PIRs following implementation to ensure project completeness and to document / champion lessons learnt.

Develop Others:

  • As a Christian VFI leader, develop others encouraging excitement and growth both in their careers but also in spiritual growth.

Other Assignments as needed:

  • Carry out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned, including administrative and planning functions.

Participate in Devotional Meetings:

  • Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and daily devotional meetings whenever possible. Regular one on one meetings with each ITM, completing reporting and escalation of issues. Agreed Perf Ags with each ITM.

  • Regular dialogue with ITMS on training / development opportunities across functional and spiritual development.

  • Active in local office, attending devotions with wider team. Participations as and when able.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Individual with strong leadership capabilities and hands-on experience in managing and successfully implementing systems in banks and or microfinance institutions around the world. The person is required to have a solid problem-solving and technical skills as well as a ’can do’ attitude towards work and challenges. In addition, the following specific knowledge, skills and abilities are required, and may have been acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self education, prior experience or on the job training.

  • 5+ years of MicroFinance experience, ideally in an operational / business management role (understanding the needs and opportunity of process and IT solutions).

  • Educated to degree level, ideally in a science or technology related discipline.

  • Experience of leading a number of successful microfinance/banking systems implementations, in Africa.

  • 5+ years of project management experience working to recognized PM methodologies. Qualification in a recognized PM discipline preferred.

  • Understanding of microfinance/retail banking operations, from a credit, financial, risk or systems perspective.

  • Project management and office tools experience (e.g. Microsoft Project, Office tools).

  • Service orientation with ability to lead teams, organize, prioritize, and delegate tasks while transferring knowledge and expertise.

  • Ability to work under pressure and on multiple tasks and projects concurrently.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and be able to work effectively with and manage a diverse and geographically remote team of IT professionals.

  • Good organizational skills to be able to analyze, judge risk, recommend solutions.

  • Cross-culturally sensitive and be able to work with staff from across the world and in a virtual environment.

  • Proficiency (both speaking and writing) in English is a must; Other languages (particularly French) is a preference.

  • Demonstrated ability to write reports (e.g. business cases, risk management plans, project close out reports, etc.).

  • Requires flexibility on working hours to contact people within wide time-zone differences.

  • Must be able to travel internationally (minimum 50% of time).

  • Ability to balance Christian values with commercial practices.

  • Extensive project experience within a Financial Services context, including elements of people, processes and platforms.

  • Extensive Digital Finance / Innovation experience including one of: credit, savings, data, accounting etc.

  • Mobile Money / Technology experience, working with a project that has developed / implemented mobile money and automated financial service solutions.

  • Project Management certification including one of AGILE, PRINCE 2, LEAN / SIX SIGMA, PMI etc.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English preferably in French too.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Operational experience in MicroFinance.

  • Degree level accreditation in technology / finance or related field.

  • Experience of implementing Digital solution environments, including Mobile Money and Digital Field Applications.

  • Experience in Data management and reporting.

  • Info Security management and procedural escalation.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Project Coordinator - CESP (Marafa &Tunyo)

Please note that you will be required to produce a current (within 3 months) Original Police Clearance Certificate or waiting receipt during interview in case you are shortlisted.

Position: Project Coordinator – Community Engagement Sponsorship Project

Reporting to: Area Programs Manager

Grade Level: 13

Work Location: (Marafa & Tunyo)

Purpose of Position

To facilitate programming, engagement and management of sponsorship operations aimed at contributing to enhanced child and sponsor relationship, and improved child wellbeing outcomes within the AP

Major Responsibilities

ADP Accountability15%

  • Coordinate achievement of programmatic objectives; planning, implementation and review of progress/DIPs, budget Utilization and ensure managers approval and endorsement of all plans

  • Coordinate regular planning, accountability and follow up of key performance indicators and overall quality assurance matters

  • Coordinate and follow up external engagement, collaborations and advocacy matters

  • Represent the Area Manager in County engagement forum as may be delegated

  • Participate in County sector specific forum and at sub county and ward levels as will be appropriate.

  • Coordinate resource acquisition matters as agreed upon with the manager.

  • Coordinate capacity building as per approved (by Manager) plan

  • Coordinate Integrated Sponsorship planning and monitoring

  • Coordinating ADP office managements & logistics

End Results Expected

  • Well-coordinated AP activities.

  • Integrated AP activity implementation.

  • World Vision Kenya well represented in stakeholder/engagement forums within the AP area.

Sponsorship operations, 30%

  • Gift Notifications (GNs) are tracked, processed, closed at AP and NO and acknowledgement documentation sent to SO within the standard timeline as per the respective SO requirements.

  • Correspondences (SLs, ILs, queries, ELs etc) are tracked and processed within the standard time.

  • Facilitate production of sponsorship 2.0 products (Child Greeting Video (CGV), Child Special Moment Videos (CSMVs), Community Introductory Videos (YIVs) and Community Annual Photos (YAP)) as per guidelines/standards and timelines

  • Ensure RC level are maintained as per the AP plan

  • Ensure overage RC are dropped as per standards

  • Facilitate development of MOUs with LIs and timely funding of the LIs

  • RC are monitored within the standard timelines

  • Ensure CWB/case management issues are addressed as per standards

  • Facilitate timely implementation of birthday bounce backs and community gifts

  • Facilitate processing of APR and Christmas cards as per guidelines and timelines – ensure business processes are followed accordingly

  • Facilitate capturing of child and family participation and support

  • Facilitate children birth registration within the AP

  • Facilitate management of RC files

  • Ensure security of sponsor addresses/contacts

  • Facilitate effective management of RC death processes – timely reporting, development of detailed report, dropping of records, verbal autopsy

  • Facilitate effective sponsor/donor visits to the AP – ensure they sign child protection protocol and complete feedback questionnaire

  • Facilitate integration of child protection initiatives and take lead in case management – reporting of cases as per WV standards, follow for actions

Expected End Results

  • Standard operating indicators (SOIs) sustained green every month

  • RC monitored every 90 days

  • RC levels sustained at the planned level

  • Quality sponsorship 2.0 products timely submitted as per schedule and guidelines

  • CWB issues timely attended to

  • RC and family participation and support meets expectation

  • LI timely funded

  • RC files complete, up to date and stored under lock and key

  • Birthday bounce backs and community GNs timely implemented

  • RC birth registration minimum of 95%

  • Sponsor/donor visits well facilitated

  • Child protection violations timely reported to the NO and duty bearers

Programming and reporting, 15%

  • Facilitate development of CESP project annual operating plan (AOP)

  • Ensure timely implementation of activities and budgets sustained at acceptable level

  • Facilitate DME processes – assessments, AP re/design, baselines, project monitoring/implementation, evaluations, , transition processes,

  • Facilitate learning, review and reflection forums and documentation of best practices/change stories

  • Generating quality reports – activity reports, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual

  • Management of project management information system (horizon) – DIPs, ITTs, budgets and activity monitoring

  • Sharing of SSUI reports for management decision making

  • Support effective integration of Sponsorship operation interventions with other projects in the program.

  • Facilitate spiritual nurture of children in the AP

  • Support asset mapping against RC

Expected End Results

  • Timely submission of quality AOP

  • Budget utilization sustained at < 5%

  • Quality and timely reports submitted as per WV guidelines

  • Horizon platform up to date

  • Quality DME products submitted as per guidelines

Engagement and networking, 10%

  • Effective representation of WVK in Child rights stakeholder meetings at county and sub-county levels.

  • Facilitate community forums – for planning, joint monitoring

  • Participation in National/International Child rights days at county and sub-county level.

  • Provide information to inform fund raising initiatives at national level

  • Facilitate community members to advocate on child wellbeing issues to relevant stakeholders

  • Support advocacy initiatives in the AP

Expected End Results

  • WVK well represented in stakeholders forum and minutes well documented

  • Evidence of community participation in the AP planning and implementation of activities

Capacity building, 15%

  • Capacity assessment for LI conducted annually

  • Support roll out of new initiatives

  • Coordinate training & refresher courses and conduct regular monitoring to ensure that sponsorship standards and sponsorship business processes are adhered to in the AP/Local Institutions.

  • Facilitate coaching and mentoring to the AP sponsorship staff in order to attain better results in the sponsorship performance indictors/Dashboard.

  • Contextualize and adopt the use of training materials and methods which respond to local needs.

  • Prepare logistics for training events in a timely and cost effective manner.

  • Seek useful feedback from participants that will improve future capacity building.

  • Build capacity of partners effectively to collect monitoring data on CWB outcomes.

Expected End Results

  • LI and supervisees capacity gaps addressed with ability to deliver the KPIs

  • Staff and LI staff trained on new initiatives for them to be able to implement new initiatives

Partnering for performance, 10%

  • Facilitate target setting for supervisees and LI as per WV guidelines

  • Conduct staff performance reviews as per WVK guidelines

  • Institute consequence management as per WVK P&C policies and procedures

  • Supporting supervisees personal development as appropriate

Expected End Results

  • Complete performance agreements and appraisal timely submitted

  • Staff and LI meets or exceeds performance expectation

Any Other duty 5%

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

  • The position holder should have a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, social sciences or a related field.

  • 3 years’ experience in sponsorship management.

  • Determined personality with initiative and a team player.

  • The position holder must be result oriented, good public & donor relations.

  • Capability and willingness to take responsibility.

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and Swahili.

  • Good interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.

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

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, database applications and other related applications in children in Ministry

  • Good analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to travel within country, regional and internationally.

  • Ability to train others

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Good interpersonal, organizational and management skills

  • The position holder must be a result orientated leader who can manage and satisfy multiple, donor and other stakeholder demands.

  • Excellent understanding of Sponsorship business processes

  • Demonstrated training, facilitation, mobilization and coordination skills at both community and organization level

Project Manager - Boosting Resilience of Vulnerable Rural Hous

Please note that you will be required to produce a current (within 3 months) Original Police Clearance Certificate or waiting receipt during interview in case you are shortlisted.

Position: Project Manager - Boosting Resilience of Vulnerable Rural Households Project

Reporting to: Regional Manager

Grade Level: 15

Work Location: Baringo

Purpose of Position

To provide the overall strategic & operational management and coordination of the project, which aims at strengthening the target groups towards sustainable livelihoods for nutrition and Food Security.

The incumbent will be responsible for technical leadership and direction needed to support timely and quality implementation of the Boosting Resilience of Vulnerable Rural Households in Baringo County, Kenya, through Strengthening of Sustainable Livelihoods for Nutrition and Food Security

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected

35%

Effective Project Design, Planning and Implementation

  • Ensure all project interventions are implemented within schedule, plans and budgets and regularly review project status.

  • Ensure that project initiatives meet or exceed planned outcomes and are implemented in full compliance with WV International and the BMZ (Germany Government) policies and other relevant partnership and international standards and guidelines.

  • Provide effective, innovative and strategic leadership and direction to the project and partners.

  • Develop appropriate implementation strategies for the Project as per approved PDD and budgets.

  • Manage the sub-grantee and other partner agencies, ensuring that the project deliverables are achieved effectively and timely as per the proposal/work plan and meeting donor expectation.

  • Ensure gender & social inclusion and conflict sensitive programming.

  • Ensure integration with other WVK Initiatives and partner projects.

  • Ensure partners comply to the sub grantee agreement.

  • Well designed and aligned project Documents

  • Timely implementation of projects

  • Demonstrated Integration with area programmes and Technical Programmes

20%

Quality Assurance, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Ensure quality and timely implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the projects interventions as detailed in the project documents.

  • In collaboration with sub grantee and other WVK teams develop a detailed plan that will support delivery of the project objectives throughout the project period appreciating the unique context.

  • Ensure proper application of business processes, standards and guidelines related to the project in accordance with the donor requirements.

  • Ensure timely and appropriate utilization of the budgeted project resources.

  • Ensure timely baseline survey of the Project and dissemination of findings to all partners including GoK and BMZ.

  • Support the project officers to set up and maintain effective complaints and feedback mechanisms to ensure that beneficiary concerns are addressed in a timely and effective manner.

  • Organize annual review meetings for planning and monitoring of project activities.

  • Ensure that an effective and participatory M&E system is established in a decentralized manner.

  • Ensure financial aspect of the project are adhered to in compliance with Donor set standards.

  • Ensure that the project achieves acceptable financial and operational audit results by implementing activities in accordance with established norm and policies

  • Ensure implementation of risk and audit recommendations

  • Ensure that the sub grantee submits timely and quality periodic and annual reports and plans as required by the donor.

  • Ensure that sub grantee utilizes the funds as intended adhering to the set guidelines and standards.

  • Provide project data for STEP system & Child monitoring and ensure use STEP data for project programming.

  • M&E component within DM well aligned to LEAP and Accountability standards

  • Updated and comprehensive data available for the grant and other L&R projects.

  • Evidence of Integrated Monitoring for Sponsorship interventions

  • Well organized monitoring visits conducted and documented

  • Updated project data on Horizon and any other M&E platform

  • Unqualified Audit report.

  • Timely and quality financial reports.

20%

Capacity building and performance management

  • Ensure capacity needs assessment and capacity building of project team and partners to effectively advocate for and implement project interventions.

  • Impart appropriate mentoring, coaching and supervision in order to equip, motivate and empower Project teams within WVK and FSK.

  • Ensure that continuous professional development, including performance agreements and appraisals are timely done.

  • Coordinate building of sub grantee capacity to independently run the project on its own as per schedule.

  • Staff, community and partners capacity enhanced

  • Sub grantee having capacity to successfully implement project models effectively on their own.

  • Performance Tools timely filled and submitted and Staff motivated to perform

15%

Advocacy, Partnership, Networking and Resource Acquisition

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

  • Work with community groups to utilize advocacy approaches such as Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) to enable service users and local partners to engage directly with local government service providers to improve the quality of government services for children and to generate information and evidence for use in national level advocacy work.

  • Organize and convene/chair meetings for joint planning and

Progress review with sub grantee and other partners.

  • Engage with and manage relationships between Partners and act as the main link between the project and World Vision Germany.

  • Strengthen networking with relevant government departments especially Ministries of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Water and Irrigation, Forestry and Natural Resources to lobby for their active participation in building relevant structures for sustainability.

  • Ensure WV representation in donor forums (BMZ), the Government of Kenya (National and County), private sector, Civil Society Groups, including Faith-Based Groups fora.

  • Ensure active engagement on policy at both the National and County level on issues to do with the food and nutrition security sustainable use of natural resources.

  • Create good working relations with the County governors/ Executive Committee Members as well as Legislative arm of the County Governments.

  • Ensure that Project interventions are in synergy with other related Programs within the Baringo County for sustainability.

  • Organize integrated review meetings for WVK, sub grantee, partners and the donor.

  • Participate in development of FNS and NRM related concepts and proposals to support fundraising.

  • Learning and skills transfer enhanced through coordinated engagements with external stakeholders.

  • Good working relationship with the line ministries at the county and National level

  • Identified gaps are addressed in subsequent programming and/or concepts development

5%

Knowledge Management and Learning

  • Ensure identification, documentation and sharing of best practices, change stories, lessons learnt and project successes.

  • Ensure production and dissemination of communications resources for the project to key stake holders.

  • Ensure regular reflection and learning activities with project staff, sub grantee and other partners.

  • Ensure that the sub grantee submits timely and quality periodic and annual reports and plans as required by the donor.

  • Innovative ideas are embraced in new subsequent designs/concepts development

  • Timely and quality narrative reports

5%

Others

  • Participate and contribute in committees and task forces.

  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time

  • Other duties effectively supported.

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

  • Bachelors degree in Agriculture, Agriculture Education and Extension, Agrinutrition, Horticulture, Agricultural Engineering, Agribusiness Management, Animal production , Agricultural Economics, Nutrition or equivalent.

  • Minimum 5 years experience in humanitarian and development agency 3 of which must be in leadership, Project management and integrated livelihood and development projects.

  • Must be results orientated leader with performance based management knowledge who can manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands;

  • Excellent conflict management skills and a strong team player.

  • Experience supporting strategic programme development including successful proposal development for humanitarian donors

  • Strong evidence of good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Budgetary and financial management skills

  • Highly flexible and organized, able to manage multiple, simultaneous demands and willing to take on new tasks on an ad hoc basis.

  • Ability to work both on own initiative and as part of a team in a high-pressure environment while adhering to deadlines.

Technical Specialist - Agribusiness

Please note that you will be required to produce a current (within 3 months) Original Police Clearance Certificate or waiting receipt during interview in case you are shortlisted.

Position: Technical Specialist – Agribusiness

Reporting to: Project Manager

Grade Level: 13

Work Location: Baringo

Purpose of Position

Facilitate the successful implementation of the Boosting Resilience of Vulnerable Rural Households in Baringo County, Kenya, through Strengthening of Sustainable Livelihoods for Nutrition and Food Security.

The incumbent will be responsible for providing the necessary technical support and coordination of the project, which aims at strengthening the target groups towards sustainable livelihoods for nutrition and Food security in Baringo County.

Major Responsibilities

Project Planning and Implementation (35%)

  • Provide effective, innovative and technical support for the project.

  • Develop, a detailed plan that will support delivery of the project objectives throughout the project period appreciating the unique context.

  • Development of annual Operation Plans. (4D matrices, DIPs, Annual Budgets).

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

  • Ensure the project focuses on the right beneficiary as intended.

  • Facilitate communities to identify viable project Interventions and ensure community participation in project implementation.

  • Manage community expectations in terms of the support that WV can provide, enhance accountability & transparency mechanisms.

  • Ensure that business processes, standards and guidelines related to Livelihood & resilience initiatives are adhered to in project implementation.

  • Ensure integration and leveraging of the project activities with other complimenting projects.

  • In liaison with Project/Program Accountant, track the project implementation expenditure levels and manage work plans and budgets & implement project audit recommendations.

  • Ensure timely and effective implementation of all project interventions as well as the successful achievement of proposed outcomes and intended impacts.

  • Ensure timely and appropriate utilization of the budgeted project resources.

Expected end results

  • Successful project implementation as per the design and set guidelines.

  • Interventions are appropriate for the context, culture, and audience.

Quality Assurance - Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation (20%)

  • Develop monitoring plan with communities and sub grantee agreeing on the required standards for monitoring, with support from the DME specialist.

  • Monitor project interventions in strict adherence to WV Kenya, Kenya government regulations and other agreed standards.

  • Ensures participatory monthly data collection are conducted (involving communities and partners) using the standardized tools.

  • Ensure project data is captured, validated and updated on horizon and or any other approved World Vison Kenya (WVK) DM&E system.

  • Contextualization and utilization of reporting guidelines.

  • Liaise with National Office technical specialists for their contribution to the technical aspects of the project design.

  • Generate and share high quality and timely routine project management reports (Monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually) as per LEAP/Donor requirements

  • Ensure that the project achieves acceptable financial and operational audit results by implementing activities in accordance with established norm and policies

  • Provide project data for STEP system & Child monitoring and ensure use STEP data for project programming.

  • Support set up and maintain effective complaints and feedback mechanisms to ensure that beneficiary concerns are addressed in a timely and effective manner.

Expected end results

  • Project designs and Annual Operations Plans available and in use

  • Project interventions meet the required standards

  • Well organized monitoring visits conducted and documented

  • Updated AP-TP data on Horizon and any other M&E platform

  • No under/over expenditure within the project’s implementation.

  • Timely submission of quality reports

  • Identification of lessons learnt and issues that may require further follow-up

  • Unqualified Audit report.

  • Timely and quality financial reports

  • Evidence of Integrated Monitoring for Sponsorship interventions.

  • Children, their families, and other community beneficiaries build trust in WV’s programming and feel comfortable voicing complaints or feedback to WV staff.

Capacity Building (10%)

  • Mobilize and build the capacity of sub grantee, partners and community to enable them effectively intervene in food & nutrition security and economic empowerment appropriately.

  • Organise and facilitate specific and relevant trainings for community, local leadership, youth and children on specific skills geared towards increased economic empowerment, food security and sustainable agriculture.

Expected end results

  • FSK having capacity to successfully implement project models effectively on their own.

  • Transformed communities with positive mindsets ready for change towards sustainable food security and economic empowerment

Advocacy, Engagement, Networking and Partnerships (10%)

  • Strengthen networking with relevant government departments especially Ministries of Forestry and Natural Resources, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, and Water and Irrigation to lobby for their active participation in building relevant structures for sustainability.

  • Participate in the Baringo County Government’s Planning and Budgeting process and influence resource allocation to the priority needs within the sector.

  • Ensure active engagement on policy at county level on issues to do with the food and nutrition security sustainable use of natural resources.

  • Work with sub grantee to engage in advocacy activities with the government structures at the County level, to address the needs of local communities and inform national level advocacy initiatives.

  • Work with community groups to utilize advocacy approaches to enable service users and local partners to engage directly with local government for enhanced service provision.

Expected end results

  • Communities are able to articulate their identified needs/issues for necessary attention by the duty bearers.

  • Good working relationship with the line ministries at the county level

Knowledge Management and Learning (10%)

  • Together with sub grantee seek out and document lessons learned and project success within the project.

  • 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.

  • Together with sub grantee and other partners, conduct regular reflection and learning events.

Expected end results

  • Innovative ideas are embraced in new subsequent designs/concepts development.

  • Data/technical papers available for external engagement.

  • Identified gaps are addressed in subsequent programming and/or concepts development

Resource Acquisition (10%)

  • Develop timely and accurate funding concepts and proposals in line with donor requirements and WVK standards in collaboration with Project Manager and other sector specialists.

  • Mobilize the community for community contribution for project interventions

Expected end results

  • Increased funding for L&R activities

  • Communities readily willing to invest their resources to facilitate their own development

Any other duties as assigned by supervisor (5%)

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

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Working experience in implementation of Food Security Projects or related community based projects;

  • Experience in proposal development is an added advantage

  • Experience in local value chains development

Senior Director, External Engagement

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Senior Director, External Engagement provides overall leadership, coordination and alignment of global level external engagement, seeking to achieve influence, support income and ultimately to impact external targets in support of WV objectives for children as articulated in Our Promise. The Senior Director will develop and deliver annual plans that maximize the external engagement of Senior leaders, sector and thematic experts, policy advisors and children. The Senior Leader leads and facilitates the External Engagement (EE) Advisory Group for aligned and impactful external engagement across the Global Centre, including through analysis and prioritization of external stakeholders and partnerships, and through regular reporting, innovation and excellence. The Senior Director leads the alignment of EE in WV Global Capitals, leads a team of EE advisors (including in the Global Capitals) and ensures that WV voices are addressing the most important and impactful stakeholders, forums and processes in support of the rights and well being of children, especially the most vulnerable. The Senior Leader will support strong external engagement across all entities of the Partnership, including support to Regional Advocacy Directors in their EE planning. S/he will support Senior WV leaders, including the President, in their participation in major multilateral events and dialogue with external bodies.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop and deliver a global External Engagement agenda focused on the rights of children and the achievement of priority Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) External Engagement agenda provides the best opportunities for WV to advance its external objectives and positively impact the lives of most vulnerable children.

Examples include:

  • Work with Global Capital leads to represent or position WV within the UN, diplomatic, and NGO communities.

  • Coordinate and facilitate external relationships that enable WV to articulate its concerns to NGO, UN, Governmental, and other multilateral bodies.

  • Strategic briefings to inform organizations of WV's work and policy positioning.

  • Direct meetings with key individuals and active participation in meetings of multilateral bodies.

  • Support, coordinate and facilitate representation at agreed global events on behalf of the wider A&EE.

  • Translate in-depth policy work in A&EE priority thematic areas into messaging for use in external relationships.

  • Maintain good relations and work effectively with other members of the GC, SOs and GFO teams to ensure that World Vision presents a professional and efficient point of contact to global institutions.

  • Including maintaining awareness of the activities of other members of the team to enable mutual support during times of high pressure activity.

  • Management of the EE team, including across Global Capitals in New York, Geneva and Brussels. Support regional capitals in other locations (Africa, Asia and LAC).

  • Aligned, well functioning team supporting overall EE objectives of the A&EE team and Global Centre.

  • Develop team culture in line with agreed A&EE behaviours and mindsets.

  • Contribute to the overall leadership of the A&EE team.

  • Set and monitor the team’s annual workplans and the individual workplans of the team.

  • Manage budget.

  • Represent World Vision, and/or support representation of World Vision leaders at priority external forums, events, networks and other processes to promote agreed policy positions.

  • Strong and effective World Vision representation at priority global forums and processes, through:

  • Consistent use of strategic planning processes and tools. This includes working with Global Communications to develop communications plans for all priority engagements, and working with the President’s communications team when he is participating.

  • Support for participation in international meetings, and provision of direction re: networking with multilateral leaders. Briefing key World Vision leaders before key events and debriefing afterwards.

  • Act as the organisational representative, the representative of the President, or the representative of the Advocacy & External Engagement Partnership Leader at external forums.

  • Advise WV leadership on industry thinking and new developments.

  • Provide overall leadership to EE Advisory Group.

  • Aligned, coherent and bold World Vision EE across the Global Centre, directed at the most important and prioritized external stakeholders, leading to influence, income and impact for children.

  • Provide guidance for the development of strategic global partnerships.

  • WV’s highest priority global partnerships are performing and delivering at their optimal level and, thereby, making substantive contributions to WV’s impact.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Masters degree in International Affairs, Public Policy, International Development, Human Rights, Law or other relevant field.

  • Minimum 7 year leadership experience working in child rights focused External Engagement in CSO context and/or government or multilateral context.

  • Expert level understanding of child rights policy debates and dialogues, including regarding the Sustainable Development Goals, ODA, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  • Significant field experience and/or understanding in international development or humanitarian contexts.

  • English language fluency.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent communications skills, verbally and written.

  • Excellent trends and political analysis skills.

  • Excellent team leadership and management skills.

  • Strong understanding of World Vision Partnership and Our Promise.

  • Strong understanding of global trends, debates and agendas related to development and humanitarian issues.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.

Director de Operaciones

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

World Vision Colombia

POSITION PURPOSE:

Lead the implementation of the national strategy through effective management of programs in the field, including sponsorship programs PNS projects (private non-sponsorship) and Grants projects to achieve institutional objectives and goals in the framework of the quality standards required by World Vision.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

-Lead the process of implementing the Strategy in the operational models for the fulfillment of national indicators and the Objectives of Child Welfare.

-Lead the Programmatic Strategy in the field to be executed based on times established for the compliance of the Promise.

-Address the programmatic process managers the compliance with national indicators, ensuring the implementation of the programmatic offer and intervention models.

-Lead the development and implementation of new and innovative programme models that are aligned to the mission, vision and core values of WV and the national strategy for the comprehensive well-being of children in our coverage.

-Address the response in emergencies for the timely obtaining of funds and for the proper management of it.

-Ensure the strengthening of trust relationships with Support Office Program Officers, partners, the regional team and members of the global center.

-Develop strategies for joint and synergistic work with the Directions of the different areas and the Regional Managements, ensuring growth projections and maintenance of programs and quality of the ministry, while contributing to the sustainability of the ministry in Colombia.

-Ensure the implementation of risk controls and solve the observations and recommendations of internal, external, special and international audits to ensure program quality standards.

-Support the ND in the development and management of innovation and development strategies, fund management, monitoring of indicators to position the ON at a better level within the region.

Responsibilities Regarding the QMS

-Approve the documents corresponding to the management of their areas and that are controlled by the QMS.

-Design improvement actions to the QMS and ensure compliance.

-Monitor compliance with the objectives and goals proposed for the management of its processes, designing and executing improvement plans for deviations that require it.

-Manage the resources allocated for the implementation and continuous improvement of the QMS.

-Actively contribute to the implementation of the QMS and link the employees in charge.

KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS

Education:

Social or administrative sciences or equivalent experience

Postgraduate degree in administrative sciences

Postgraduate in Social Sciences

Knowledge and skills:

Management of programs and development projects, including knowledge / experience in the life cycles of programs and projects

Relationship and management of donor-funded programs, especially institutional donors (USAID, EU, etc.)

Team leadership

Expertise or knowledge in one of these topics: Child Protection, Livelihoods, Education, Nutrition

Advanced skills of Spanish and English: business conversations, translation of documents from Spanish-English-Spanish.

Experience in managing humanitarian response projects

Context knowledge of Colombia

Experience:

10 years in development project management

License or certification required:

Project Management

TO APPLY PLEASE SEND YOUR CV TO:

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