National Director, WV Haiti

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The National Director (ND) will strategically lead, develop and direct the implementation of all aspects of World Vision's ministry in Haiti with a vision of shared relevance and impact in the Caribbean Island (Haiti and Dominican Republic). In performing this role, the ND will be an effective leader locally, an effective member of the partnership and will model the organization’s principles of Twin Citizenship to ensure high ministry quality and overall organizational effectiveness. The ND will ensure that the Haiti program has the capacity to assure the contribution to WV Global Strategy particularly the strategic agenda for fragile contexts and development and management of grants and Private Non-Sponsorship (PNS).

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy:

  • Ensure there are clear strategies for People and Culture, Resource Development, Public Engagement, General Services, Finance, Marketing and other main functions; ensure that the function strategies are based on the National Strategy and operational plans and promote synergies and increased efficiencies across Haiti and DR. Facilitate and be accountable for the execution and monitoring of strategies and plans.

  • Demonstrate thought leadership in integrated operations with internal and external stakeholders and ensure fluid and successful change management around integrated operations.

Leadership:

  • Promote WV’s Vision, Mission, Core Values and key Partnership Standards and Practices among the staff and partners and ensure these are the core foundation of WVHAI strategy and work.

  • Lead the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and ensure diverse representation on the leadership team.

  • Strong focus on leadership and people management, ensuring the most capable and qualified staff members are in place to implement office strategy and operational plans.

  • Grow and develop WV Haiti advisory council promoting closer collaboration and synergies over time.

  • Lead and manage WVHAI team in a way that facilitates a high performance culture focused on delivery of impact; open trustworthy relationships centered on reconciliation; learning and development; good stewardship and integrity; servant leadership; staff and asset safety in fragile contexts; agility and continuous improvement; and gender/age/ethnic diversity.

  • Lead the SLT to model living our faith with boldness and humility through a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity though lifestyle and work relationships.

  • Implement intentional capacity building for local staff, ensuring successor building is prioritized by all areas.

Resource Development:

  • Build and maintain sustainability through diversified public and private revenue growth in alignment with agreed targets through the development and execution of country specific strategic resource acquisition plans.

  • Define a vision for grants acquisition and management performance ensuring that grants are strategically aligned to office priorities and consider the competitive landscape and agile adaptive management requirements by donors and country contexts.

  • Engage externally with high-level government officials, donors, UN and Multilateral/Bilateral agencies, faith leaders and corporate partners to increase engagement and funding.

  • Ensure strong grants management to create trust and engagement with the donor for accessing future resources and increased credibility.

  • Provide direction for integrating private and public funds to maximize results and respond to community needs in most effective and efficient way.

Stewardship Excellence:

  • Ensure excellent standards in the management of the human, financial, capital and technical resources of the organization, which includes inspiring and maintaining high standards of work and clear accountability to stakeholders.

  • Ensure efficient and effective organizational practices that result in successful financial and operational audit scores.

  • Ensure that key Ministry and support functions are strategically aligned and appropriately included in the field office strategy.

  • Provide overall strategic leadership and initiative for identifying and securing financial resources to support the program.

  • Ensure and oversee proper mechanisms for Child and Adult Safeguarding and other WVI standards and principles implementation.

  • Promote and model high level of transparency, integrity and zero tolerance to fraud.

  • Have overall responsibility for assessment of risks and the development of risk management planning to mitigate risks to office operations, staff, assets and programs.

  • Ensure organizational compliance to Government standards and laws for WV operations in the Haiti and DR.

Ministry Performance:

  • Ensure core programming models and systems are in place so that projects are managed on time and on budget in achieving the desired impact on Child Well Being (CWB).

  • Ensure the highest standards of quality and accountability through compliance with World Vision policies and standards and international standards for emergency response, disaster mitigation, rehabilitation and development.

  • Ensure that the field office functions in a contextualized, complementary, sensitive and cohesive manner.

Twin Citizenship and Representation:

  • Act as a Twin Citizen ensuring that Haiti participate in regional and global processes and decisions and allocates resources and talent where most needed in Haiti, region or Partnership.

  • Contribute to the Partnership, understand its systems and priorities, act as a global leader and a Twin Citizen

  • Represent World Vision in Haiti and engage and build strategic alliances with the Governments, major donor agencies, local donors, WV Partnership, non-governmental agencies, churches and media.

  • Ensure WV is positioned as a leading NGO in promoting the well-being and rights of children within Haiti to develop public and stakeholders’ confidence and trust

  • Ensure the collaboration growth between WV HAI and WV DR.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Experience in one of major Ministries (Relief, Development, Advocacy), close familiarity with other two.

  • Experience leading large scale emergencies, preferably in fragile contexts.

  • At least 5 years’ experience overseeing a large Government grant, its acquisition and donor engagement.

  • Knowledge of LEAP cycle and Transformational Development Indicators is preferred.

  • Experience in marketing and fund raising in general and generating local revenue in particular, Advocacy and public relations and leading or working with advisory boards.

  • Track records of strong people management (leadership) skills.

  • Ability to manage remote teams.

  • Ability to present persuasively to Board, Senior Management Team, staff, donors, NGO’s, government officials, community leaders and other stakeholders.

  • Master’s degree in development studies, management or social sciences or equivalent with 10 years’ experience in country level program management.

  • Demonstrating experience of living and working in fragile context (economic, social, weather, security, etc.)

  • Experience with Humanitarian industry and World vision will be preferred.

  • Experience in combining slow and fast onset programs. Ability to juggle emergency response with long-term transformational development.

  • Understanding of the socio-cultural religious context is a must as well as hostile environment security awareness.

  • Achieving quality results and service, practicing accountability and integrity, and communicating information effectively.

  • Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly, understanding the humanitarian industry, understanding World Vision’s mission and operations, and practicing innovation and change.

  • Building collaborative relationships, practicing gender and cultural diversity, and influencing individuals and groups.

  • Supporting World Vision’s Christian identify and commitments, learning for growth and development, and maintaining work/life balance and effectiveness.

  • English and French is a must. Spanish is a plus. Candidate must be willing to learn Spanish if they do not currently speak the language.

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

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 15% of the time.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning Advisor -OVC

Subject to Donor Award and Approval

Reports to the Chief of Party

Purpose of Position

To lead the establishment and maintenance of an effective reporting, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning system, of the OVC Program. She/he will ensure that the OVC project complies with all USAID reporting requirements for performance monitoring and evaluation and serve as the technical expert in all matters pertaining to evaluation, monitoring, program review, and other performance standard requirements relating to the USAID PEPFAR reporting strategy.

Major Responsibilities

Technical and Leadership Support, 30%

  • Develop and update framework and system for Grant’s MEAL in accordance to the design document, donor requirements and World Vision Requirement

  • Oversee and coordinate execution of key M&E components (assessment, design, implementation, baseline, monitoring, evaluation, transition, learning and documentation) across the sub-grantees with particular focus on results and impacts as well as lesson learnt

  • Participate in development of the annual work plan and budgets, ensuring alignment with technical approach

  • Take lead in conducting periodic peer reviews to check for alignment and compliance to USAID and WV Partnership standards

  • Ensure that Sub grantees demonstrate required MEAL capacity and ensure that core information for grant management, partners, and funding agencies is available.

  • Identify MEAL requirements that require consultancy or partnership, planned for and executed effectively.

  • Put in place business process and guidelines to facilitate regular monitoring, tracking and evaluating the performance of sub-grantees.

  • Conduct readiness assessment: the incentives at the system level, the beneficiaries and existing capacity

  • Identify the need and draw up the ToRs for specific studies and action researches; procure, guide and supervise consultants or organizations that are contracted to implement special surveys and studies required for evaluating grant effects and impacts

  • Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity through lifestyle and work relationships support spiritual development of his/her team.

Quality Assurance and Reporting, 30%

  • Ensure the successful development, elaboration and roll out of implementation strategies and operational guidelines

  • Coordinate and ensure timely submission of a quality and comprehensive progress report

  • Guide staff and sub-grantees/implementing partners in preparing their progress reports in accordance with approved reporting formats and ensure their timely submission.

  • Coordinate review and provision of timely feedback to the sub-grantees/implementing on the regular statutory reports

  • Prepare consolidated progress reports for grant management including identification of problems, causes of potential bottlenecks in the project implementation, and providing specific recommendations

  • Undertake regular visits (including occassional integrated missions) to the field to support implementation of MEAL and to identify where adaptations might be needed

  • Ensure internal control systems are implemented to mitigate risks and ensure accountability that will result in good audit ratings

Capacity Building and guidance, 20%

Organize (and provide) refresher training in MEAL for grants staff, implementing partners, local organizations and primary stakeholders with view of strengthening local MEAL capacity

  • Ensure the consolidation of a learning culture - based upon evidenced-based best practices and industry standards - to enable project staff to achieve and/or surpass established targets and standards and;

  • Impart appropriate mentoring, coaching and supervision in order to equip, motivate and empower technical specialists in the area of M&E.

  • Clarify M&E responsibilities of different project personnel and provide requites ongoing coaching and guidelines.

  • Guide staff and sub-grantees to identify and resolve issues and challenges in monitoring systems, using ongoing mentorship and coaching approach

  • Ensure timely communication, documentation and publication of MEAL findings and lessons at all levels and disseminate for timely utilization and decision making

Networking and Strategic Engagements, 15%

  • Engagement with the government (Health Ministry department) to ensure that data sharing and learning practices are in harmony

  • Ensure active involvement of stakeholders in iterative MEAL process as appropriate

  • Network with external and WV internal partners to promote learning and achieve M&E excellence

  • Ensure effective engagement with Government departments, Regional technical/sector representatives.

  • Resource mobilization support through provision of valid evidence

Others 5%

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree or higher in Public Health, or other relevant Social Sciences discipline

  • Minimum of six (6) years working in monitoring, evaluation and research in the public health field, with progressively increasing level of responsibility.

  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders and familiarity with PEPFAR indicators and reporting requirements

  • Demonstrated expertise in rigorous quantitative and qualitative research and analytical methods including research/study design and implementation, design and data analysis, rapid appraisals, etc.

  • Demonstrated hands-on practical experience setting up and managing Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER) Systems for Health Programs in developing countries.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of management information systems (MIS).

  • Excellent report writing, analytical and communication skills, including oral presentation skills, knowledge management and dissemination of research findings (in English).

  • Statistical training certification especially on data analysis, advanced excel, SPSS, On-line data collection platforms

  • Experience in building capacity/Training of staff on relevant technical fields and especially on MEAL;

  • Familiarity with and a supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening local organizations and building local capacities for self-management

  • Willingness to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially primary stakeholders

  • Experience in production of high quality briefs and reports

  • Experience in publications of articles/journals

  • Health related action research experience

  • Project Management certification (PMP1 or PMD 2) is an added advantage

  • Strong leadership and management skills

  • Ability to take initiative, solve complex problems, exercise independent judgment

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts;

  • Experince working in fragile and interfaith contexts.