Programme Funding Manager, VisionFund

*Locations to be determined by home country of successful candidates withinCentral, East and West Africa where VF/WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The VisionFund International (VFI) Programme Funding Manager will develop and manage funding opportunities in select 4 Countries in either Central, East or West Africa primarily, through grants from Bilateral, Corporates, Multilateral, Philanthropists and Partnerships through World Vision National Offices and /or other NGO’s and partners aligned to VFI’s Strategic focus in the network of microfinance institutions (MFIs) in keeping with strategy and funding priorities.

This position will be responsible of ensuring donor and partnership retention through effective and efficient compliance and management of third party grant and major donor acquisitions. Reporting to the Senior Programme Funding Manager for Africa; the role may support some French speaking Countries; therefore a candidate displaying proficiency in both English and French would be an added advantage. The role will manage grant and donor funding opportunity pipeline and provide fundraising technical support, capacity building, project monitoring, and donor impact reporting to the Country MFI’s. This role will additionally focus on building, maintaining and strengthening relationships with relevant and

key stakeholders such as World Vision Support and National offices and other identified Organisations. The role will lead proposal writing, grant implementation for donor compliance, and maintaining close relationships with MFI project staff in accordance with the Organisations norms and acceptable practices.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Funding Acquisition:

  • Research and assess funding institutions and develop opportunity pipeline aligned with MFI strategic funding priorities.

  • Manage all components of the Request For Proposals (RFP) and ensure application alignment with MFI funding priorities; vet with senior leadership and obtain approval.

  • Set up and support proposal development teams; create project work plan and ensure proposals and supporting documents are prepared to technical specifications and submitted on time.

  • Provide technical support and capacity building to field staff, Support Office staff and other members of the Fundraising team on proposal development, monitoring, reporting, and project management.

  • Support Senior Programme Funding Manager for Africa in identifying and achieving annual funding targets.

  • Within strategy, develop and manage key regional funder relationships with new and existing funders and World Vision Offices to achieve long-lasting global fundraising support.

Project Monitoring, and Management:

  • Monitor project compliance and implementation to ensure projects are delivered to specifications.

  • Support MFIs and ensure project impact reports are of high quality and submitted on time.

  • Build capacity of MFIs for managing projects.

  • Ensure contracts are reviewed and risks managed and funds flow effectively to MFIs.

Relationship Development and Networking:

  • Network with major regional funders to establish collaborative relationships, learn of opportunities, and enhance VFI's ability to gain donor funding and enhance VFI's reputation in the marketplace.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key World Vision support and national office funding staff ensuring that the microfinance project model is understood and fundraising opportunities are maximised.

  • Attend sector seminars, training, communities of practice and forums where industry staff and/or funders meet with the objective of leveraging funding and partnerships for the VFI network.

  • Maintain knowledge of microfinance industry and trends including focus of targeted donors.

Impact & Project Management Initiatives:

  • Ensure outcomes of projects are high-quality and high-impact through ongoing monitoring and the execution of mid-term and final evaluations, operations research, etc.

  • Review field reports and findings/recommendations to determine and replicate best practices and apply lessons learned.

  • Contribute to the Fundraising team in developing innovative and emerging fundraising systems, processes and tools.

  • Contribute to streamlining Funding policies in the MFI’s.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • University degree in either International development, International Relations, International Management, Marketing, Public Relations, or related field

  • 5-8 years experience in Bilateral, Corporate, Mulitilateral, Philanthropy Fundraising/Business development /Grant making in a Corporate or Non-Governmental Organisation.

  • High Proficiency (oral and written) in English language.

  • Ability to write and speak both English and French is an added advantage.

  • This role requires 5-8 years in Grants, major donor fundraising and corporate management setting dealing with senior management. Experience in microfinance or financial institutions, humanitarian, international development. Able to work in complex corporate culture and financial systems and ensure procedures internally and with third parties are well documented, monitored and executed. Creative and helpful at problem solving for both VFI and MFI’s. Able to work well with granting agencies, Support Offices, MFIs, and other VFI groups.

  • Candidate must have the permit/authority to work in the Country of residence in the case of foreign nationals requesting to be recruited in the placement Country.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent management, communication, and relationship-building skills; must lead through influence and establish effective working relationships within MFIs in the region, external partners, Agencies and Leaders in the Microenterprise development field.

  • International Management/Relations experience is an important asset, particularly in emerging/developing countries.

  • Knowledge of the microfinance sector and rural micro-financing is key.

  • Demonstrated good judgment and cultural sensitivity.

  • Creates processes with greater efficiency in mind, eliminating bureaucracy wherever possible.

  • Able to travel to remote areas where MFI’s work and internationally.

  • Effective coach, able to train people in VisionFund policies and procedures formally and informally.

  • Must be able to simultaneously manage multiple priorities and projects; ability to navigate complex stakeholder relationships effectively.

  • Team players characteristics and flexibility on working hours to connect with people within wide time-zone differences is required.

  • Experience working with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) with rural operational programs in Sub-Sahara Africa.

  • Hands on experience in project management, Business development, fundraising and/or Resource Acquisition for either NGO’s, businesses and Strong situational analytical skills will be desirable. Experience taking part of project designs, baseline and end line evaluations.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

EMERGENCY RESPONSE ROSTER

*We have consolidated World Vision's Emergency Response Roster. If you have previously applied your information has been retained and is in our database; do not reapply.

*Answer all questions on the application to be considered for the Emergency Response Roster; country location to be determined based on response.

*If you do not meet minimum eligibility requirements, we invite you to support and help through prayer and donations.

World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster is comprised of highly experienced and vetted humanitarian aid professionals available for short term, medium term, and long term emergency response assignments with World Vision. This roster allows World Vision to more rapidly identify and hire for key positions in its humanitarian response offices.

If selected, eligible applicants will first be fully vetted and then approved for the Emergency Response Roster. As vacancies arise in our humanitarian offices, roster members will be considered for employment opportunities.

If you have the required experience and would like to work with us helping protect lives, restore dignity, and renew hope, we’d love to hear from you.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements for all Emergency Response Roster Positions:

  • 5+ years of cross cultural humanitarian emergency experience outside of your home country.

  • Minimum 2 years experience serving successfully in fragile or unstable environments.

  • Experience directly managing staff during humanitarian emergency responses.

  • Ability to work long hours in stressful environments with a variety of skilled professionals.

  • Demonstrated management of budgets in emergency response settings.

  • Willing to serve unaccompanied; most likely in a team house setting.

  • English proficiency; written and verbal.

  • Grant Acquisition Management experience in your personalized expertise.

  • Strong track record in developing good working relationships with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies.

Below are the World Vision Emergency Response Roster positions that are currently open and accepting applications. If a position matching your background and interests is not listed, we encourage you to check back often as a more appropriate roster position may be listed and accepting applications at that time.

When submitting your application to World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster, please indicate in your cover letter / application which roster position you would like to be considered for.

Director positions currently accepting applications (must have 5-7+ years’ in response leadership role):

  • Response Director

  • Operations Director

  • Programmes Strategy & Development Director

Manager/Specialist positions currently accepting applications (must have 5+ years’ related experience):

  • Communication and External Engagement Manager

  • Human Resources Manager

  • Support Services Manager

  • Finance Manager

  • Information Management Manager

  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Humanitarian Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager

  • Grant Acquisition and Management Manager

  • Cash Programming Manager/Specialist

  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Manager/Specialist

  • Health Manager/Specialist

  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager/Specialist

  • Nutrition Manager/Specialist

  • Education in Emergencies Manager/Specialist

  • Livelihoods Manager/Specialist

  • Protection Manager/Specialist

  • Child Protection ManManager/Specialist

Supply Chain Coordinator

JOB OPPORTUNITY

SUPPLY CHAIN COORDINATOR

World Vision (WV) Rwanda is a child focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs in 28 Districts of Rwanda.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire two (2) highly qualified, dedicated and experienced nationals for the position of Supply Chain Coordinator.The position will be based in Kigali at Head Office and reporting to the Supply Chain Manager.

Purpose of the position:

The job holder is a key player in procurement planning in order to deepen our commitment to the most vulnerable children. He/she is responsible for coordination and implementation of all procurement processes in ensuring timely acquisition/provision of goods and services for WV Rwanda business.

The major responsibilities include:

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected

20%

Planning

  1. Contribute to cross-functional planning activities to support clusters, regions and projects.

  2. Support development of consolidated annual procurement plan and implementation plan.

  3. Proactively work on the implementation plan to initiate strategic sourcing activities in timely manner.

Comprehensive sourcing plan/timetable in place

30%

Strategic Sourcing

  1. Develop a sourcing strategy after analyzing internal spend and external supply market.

  2. Establish vendor selection criteria to guide the evaluation for their pre-qualification.

  3. Conduct vendor evaluation to identify potential vendors and develop negotiations plans.

  4. Facilitate the selection of pre-qualified vendors.

  5. Monitor market and vendors performance

  • Pool of pre-qualified vendors in place

  • Long term framework agreements with vendors in place

  • % of negotiated savings and calculated savings from baseline

  • Regular vendors performance reports in place

40%

Buyer Role

  1. Ensure timely processing of procurement requests within acceptable lead times.

  2. Receive and review purchase requisitions for completeness and accuracy, and identify sources of supply if needed.

  3. Ensure that all Purchase Requisitions for technical items, works and/or services have been validated by the technical lead for specification accuracy.

  4. Perform sourcing event through the system using the Purchase Requisition raised.

  5. Ensure the specifications for goods, works and services are clear and complete, and budget is available for the purchase request before the purchasing process is initiated.

  6. Issue tenders and provide analysis of tenders and include technical recommendations for Procurement Committee.

  7. Lead negotiations with vendors and ensure that savings are realized.

  8. Screen the selected vendor through Watchdog against the blocked party list (or sanctions list).

  9. Generate Purchase Order or Blanket Purchase Order from selected and approved suppliers.

  10. Ensure sourcing documents are attached to the appropriate Provision sourcing event.

  11. Maintain all documentation relating to conducted sourcing event.

  • Programmes implementation supported on time

  • All sourcing events for spot buys are done through Provision

  • Available Tender documents, Bill of Quantities, ToRs approved by technical person

  • Issue Purchase Order with savings realized on the tender

  • Screening Watchdog report available

  • Monthly report on issued Blanket POs available.

10%

Procurement Committee Secretariat

  1. Plan for Procurement Committee on regular basis.

  2. Recommend bid evaluation methods and prepare bid analysis reports for consideration by the Procurement Committee.

  3. Act as secretary to the Procurement Committee.

  • Financial and bids evaluation report available.

  • Availability of approved Procurement Committee Minutes

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training.

  • University Degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Law, Business Administration, Economics or related field.

  • 3 years experience in Procurement and Supply Chain Management

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Ability to analyse and report on Supply Chain Management and financial metrics

  • Ability to work independently to efficiently meet deadlines

  • Ability to work under pressure and to effectively handle multiple tasks without compromising quality

  • Strong understanding of market analysis, supplier performance evaluation, supplier development and management

  • Well organized, with a high degree of accuracy, attention to detail and ability to priorities

  • Communication skills with strong English language capability (written and oral)

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Partly having a CIPS qualification

  • Strong computer skills and solid background working with modern office software

  • Strong writing skills

  • Critical thinking and innovative, with an ability to research, analyze and evaluate components of supply chain processes

  • Self-motivated with strong communication skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment

  • Experience of working with NGO or UN bodies

  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment

Salary:

  • The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience:

NB: Women are highly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-rwanda

If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process.

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know on [email protected](no applications will be accepted through this email)

The closing date for submission of applications is February 16, 2020; no late applications will be accepted.

As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

Deputy Chief of Party, WV Rwanda

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision Rwanda (WVR) in a consortium with World Food Program was awarded a Five years USDA Food for Education (FFE) Programme in Rwanda. As such, WVR is soliciting applications for experienced candidates to serve as Deputy Chief of Party for this multi-sectoral programme that includes education and WASH. The Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) is responsible for the management of the project, including grant implementation, financial accountability, staffing, planning and reporting as assigned by Chief of Party (CoP).

The Deputy CoP has responsibility for overall project operations. S/he should be familiar with the technical components of the project and the required support services. The Deputy CoP ensures that grants operations and sub-grantee management activities are in full compliance with Donor regulations and aligned to NO operations. Upon CoP request, the Deputy CoP would represent the grant to donors and other stakeholders.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Oversee Project Operations:

  • Direct and oversee World Vision's work in an assigned program, ensuring that all program goals are met.

  • Manage grant budget within approved spending levels.

  • Identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments to the Chief of Party.

  • Participate in education technical working meetings, building World Vision’s reputation in the sector through networking and strong reputation.

  • Oversee supply and equipment acquisition, disposition, and management in compliance with WV internal and donor requirements.

People Management:

  • Organize and direct the work of grant staff and short-term advisors, set individual performance objectives cascaded from project objectives to all staff hired in the project.

  • Provide supervision, training and performance management coaching and feedback.

  • Support Staff Learning and Development according with WVI policy.

  • Develop and update workforce planning.

  • Ensure strong staff management practices, consistent with WV policies, donor requirements and local laws.

  • Ensure proper technical capacity of staff is available.

Effective and accurate reporting and communication:

  • Establish and maintain effective reporting, evaluation, and internal communication.

  • Ensure timely and accurate reports that meet donor requirements.

  • Liaise with host government officials, local communities, teachers, and other organizations as appropriate.

  • Represent the project in meetings with donor and other stakeholders.

  • Close cooperation with NO GAM lead for implementation of the GAM objectives as well as close collaboration within the NO GAM Unit on donor positioning, lessons learned, grant health and quality improvements.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Master degree in the relevant field with a minimum experience of 5 years and/or Bachelor’s degree with ainimum experience of 10 years.

  • Familiarity with USDA requirements, their history and their development.

  • Ability to integrate, lead, and motivate teams of professionals around common goals.

  • Demonstrated accomplishment in working in consortium professionals, ministries, with the World Food Program, and with donor colleagues in country.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Strong communication and reporting knowledge.

  • Experience in staff management and team building.

  • Experience integrating gender and youth into complex programming (inclusive programming).

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience living or working in a developing country is desirable.

  • At least 3-5 years of experience designing, implementing and managing large and complex projects involving multiple partners, in/for developing countries, three years’ experience with USG food aid programmes.

  • Fluent English speaking and writing required, Knowledge of French is an added value.

  • Strong writing and oral presentation skills in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Understanding of the humanitarian industry.

  • Minimum level of understanding of local language.

  • Proven ability to manage technical teams/large teams.

  • Experience working in Rwanda.

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred.

  • Experience in fundraising preferred.

  • Experience managing and/or supporting education programming preferred, preferably at the Director or Deputy Director level.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Minimum 30% travel to the project activities area.

Chief Finance Officer CFO , Rwanda

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

  • Lead the MFI Finance department, building an organization that honors Christian values by positively impacting the lives of many families and children through the delivery of appropriate financial services and training with a particular focus on the rural areas of Rwanda.

  • Manages the Institution’s treasury to ensure profitable operations and compliance with existing regulations.

  • Creates a self-sustaining business with strong foundations (people, process, systems) that is capable of growing while managing risks.

  • Work closely with WV to obtain funding from the partnership and donors to grow the operations.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Member of Leadership Team:

  • Advisor to the CEO and Senior Management Team on all matters relating to finance including treasury, accounting, and administration.

  • Submit timely financial returns to the Board, senior management, regulators and other stakeholders.

  • Prepare business and financial reports for Board of Directors.

Leads the Development of an overall Business Plan for VisionFund Rwanda that includes, among other things, the Branch Targets and Projections:

  • Continuous monitoring of the financial performance of the organization with emphasis in analyzing the latter’s performance as against its operational and business plans.

  • Provides support to the Head Office and Branches in preparation of the finanance business plan and preparation and monitoring of the annual operating plans and budgets.

  • Ensures that branch plans are incorporated into an overall business plan and finance projections model.

Establishes and maintains all Policies relating to Financial Management, Financial Controls and Risk:

  • Establishes, reviews, and updates financial policies and procedures that are relevant and cost effective to the organization.

  • Maintains the finance management manuals, including treasury, accounting and administration manuals. and ensures that all changes related to policies and procedures would be incorporated in the manual.

  • Acts as a member of the procurement committee or its equivalent and furnishes the committee with the necessary information for them to make ‘sound’ viable decisions.

  • Performs functions specified by the Board, procurement committee and Asset Management in relation to establishing broad guidelines for the institution’s tolerance for risk and expectations from investment.

  • Introduces measures to enhance the credibility and objectivity of financial statements and reports prepared with reference to the affairs of VisionFund Rwanda.

Manages Liquidity and the appropriate Levels of Assets and Liabilities:

  • Measures and controls the institution’s funding requirements.

  • Manage access to funds: Makes periodic assessment of liabilities and liability holders, explore borrowing arrangements.

  • Ensures that there is adequate control of cash and other assets (budgetary management and control) according to laid down policies and the Central Bank regulations.

  • Develops contingency plans for VisionFund Rwanda to withstand liquidity crises, and updates the contingency plans, as the need arises.

  • Recommends policies or changes on policies on liquidity and funds management, and ensures timeliness, applicability, and practicality of these policies.

Supervises the Accounting System and Process:

  • Provides technical oversight to the branch accountants in formulating and implementing the branch accounting system.

  • Ensures that VisionFund Rwanda maintains adequate and accurate records including balance sheet and periodic statements of income and expense.

  • General oversight to ensure payroll is accurate, prompt, complete and reliable.

  • Provides the finance department staff with the necessary training and other support to enable them to fulfill their duties accordingly.

  • Supervises, monitors, and evaluates the work of the finance staff and provides input to the annual staff appraisal exercise.

Ensures Compliance to Regulators, Audits and VFI:

  • Ensures absolute compliance to regulations on liquidity, capital, adequacy, and provisioning as well as to reporting requirements set by the Central Bank and other regulators.

  • Attends to inquiries, on-site or off-site, from the Central Bank, other regulators, and external auditors, and provides due assistance to the regulators and external auditors during inspection.

Supervises the effective Financial Provision of Administrative Services:

  • Liaises with tax authorities/consultants whenever necessary.

  • Maintains insurance portfolio and ensures that all claims are settled without undue losses to the organization.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Minimum a Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting.

  • ACCA or CIMA a must.

  • MBA is Required.

  • Must have at least ten years of working experience in senior management in a combination of the following: micro-enterprise lending organization, banking institution, a progressive corporate environment, international business,

  • agricultural economics/development, or economic and business development institution.

  • Must have a clear understanding of micro finance industry and technology.

  • Must have worked experience in regulatory environment and better with institution that intermediate savings.

  • Determined personality with initiative, perseverance and the ability to motivate and manage a team.

  • Capability and willingness to lead the organization forward.

  • Ready to comply and live up to and in accordance with the organization Ideals and Core Values.

  • Be a good trainer, facilitator, mentor, and coach.

  • Very good communication and marketing skills.

  • Very good knowledge in economic and financial topics.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Attend and lead daily devotions.

Working Environment/Travel:

  • Office environment: typical office based and frequent travel to fields (40% traveling and 60% office based).

  • 10% international travel is desired.

  • On call: Yes, in the after normal working hours.

  • Must get a work Permit if not a local staff from within the Country.

Chief Operations Officer (COO), Rwanda

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Chief Operations Officer (COO) is responsible for ensuring proper implementation and execution of operational plans, including market development and product disbursement plan, creation of budget and cash flow projections for all branch offices, as well as internal controls, policies and procedures in all branches in support of reducing Vision Fund Rwanda’s risk exposures, especially operational and credit risks. The COO reviews credit methodology and new product development, motivates branch teams, helps support social impact and social performance plans and alignment with World Vision Rwanda in the field. He/she creates a self-sustaining business with strong foundations (people, process,

systems) that is capable of growing while managing risks. The incumbent leads the MFI operations, building an organization that honors Christian values by positively impacting the lives of many families and children through the delivery of appropriate financial services and training with a particular focus on the rural areas of Rwanda.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership:

  • Heads the Operations Team comprising of Branch Managers, Team Leaders and Loan Officers.

  • Offers Leadership in Integration and continued effective relation with World Vision and other social programs.

  • Offers day to day strategic planning in operations.

  • Supervises the day to day branch operations through the Branch Managers to ensure that targets set & agreed upon are met.

  • Principal advisor to the CEO on all matters relating to operations and the entire business field business.

  • Exchanges information with the CEO and other departments and secures an adequate information flow within the Branch Operations Department.

Portfolio Quality Management:

  • Plans and ensures the implementation of an adequate and timely reporting system with focus on each branch’s asset quality, liquidity, capital adequacy & provisioning.

  • Champions the efforts in managing loan delinquency by closely monitoring the Branches and ensuring strict compliance to all policies and procedures.

  • Actively leads organizational response to branches with non-standard portfolio quality.

Portfolio Growth:

  • Champions the efforts in mobilizing savings from the public.

  • Ensures that policies and procedures are applied consistently & uniformly across all branches.

Coordination:

  • Coordinates with other departments to make sure that there is appropriate branch liquidity Management.

  • Coordinates with the P&C Department in planning staff capacity of the branches.

  • Coordinates with IT Department any monitoring or reporting related issues, and resolves the issues at the soonest time possible.

Planning:

  • Takes lead in developing Vision Fund Rwanda’s long-term operations strategy in line with Vision Fund International’s strategy.

  • Continually gathers information and analyses the strategic position of Vision Fund Rwanda (VFR) as compares to the industry.

  • Reviews and approves Branch Managers’ / Project Managers’ operating targets and objectives for all products and services, feeding into the monthly, quarterly and annual operating plans.

  • Conducts new and enhancement Product and Service process inclusive of pilot tests, evaluations, roll outs with appropriate approvals.

Marketing:

  • Develops proposals for further improvement of operations, including concepts for new products and services.

  • Supervises creation and implementation of plans and methods to create awareness of all products and services offered by the Micro Finance Institution (MFI).

  • Interacts with World Vision, the local community, business organizations, and industry networks to promote goodwill and generate new business (integration opportunities).

Operational Policy Formulation & Procedures:

  • Proposes to the CEO any changes or enhancements to the branch operations manual.

  • Ensures compliance to all existing regulations.

  • Oversees the implementation of the internal control systems, ensuring the smooth running of the business and safeguarding the institution’s assets; Follows-up with the concerned branch manager(s) any actions required from the branches as

  • recommended by the audit findings.

  • Decides on all operational issues within the framework of existing regulations and management decisions.

  • Decides on all operational issues within the framework of existing regulations and management decisions.

  • Ensures that policies and procedures are applied consistently and uniformly across all branches.

Staff Performance Management and Capacity Building:

  • Ensures that the operations staff receive adequate training; Participates in development/ reviews of curriculum for training of the Loan Officers; Collaborates closely with P&C in matters of training new and in-service operations staff.

  • Coordinates with the P&C department in planning staff capacity building of the branches.

  • Ensures the annual performance management Cycle (agreeing on annual and learning and development objectives, mid-term reviews and end of year reviews) is implemented for Operations managers.

Social Performance and Integration:

  • Champions integration with World Vision.

  • Ensures that the MFI reaches its target clients.

  • Ensures that clients and their children are protected and treated with respect in the provision of financial services through implementation of the client protection policies.

  • Ensures that branch managers and staff are trained in and apply strong social performance practices.

  • Includes social goals and indicators into business planning, receives regular reporting to track progress and make operational decisions (new products, delivery methods) to reach those goals.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • University Degree in Economics, Banking and Finance, Accounting or Business Administration.

  • Master’s Degree in relevant field is an added advantage.

  • Experience in credit and deposit operations.

  • Determined personality with initiative, perseverance and the ability to motivate and manage a team.

  • Capability and willingness to take responsibility and highly developed sense of rectitude.

  • Ready to comply and live up to and in accordance with the organization Ideals and Core Values.

  • Be a good trainer, facilitator, mentor, and coach.

  • Very good communication and marketing skills.

  • Good knowledge in economic and financial topics.

  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Attend and lead daily devotions.

Working Environment/Travel:

  • Office environment: typical office based and frequent travel to fields (40% traveling and 60% office based).

  • Travel: 90% Domestic 10% international travel is desired.

  • On call: Yes, in the after normal working hours.

  • Must get a work Permit if not a local staff from within the Country.

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.