Analyst - Business Process Solutions

*Preferred position location: United Kingdom, Taiwan, South Korea or Hong Kong. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in the Asia Pacific Region, Europe or where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Analyst – Business Process Solutions is the bridge between our global business systems and fulfillment of World Vision sponsor experiences; bridging the gap between existing global capabilities and the business processes and operations involved in executing Child Sponsorship Marketing and Engagement sponsor experiences. This role provides Child Sponsorship business process leadership to the Sponsorship Marketing Busines Process & Systems Capability team and operates under the scope of Marketing and Engagement for projects designed for retention and sponsorship market, by engaging broadly across fundraising offices, global production, global IT, and vendors, to understand, align, design and implement business process solutions that enable the Child Sponsorship Experience to be delivered.

This person has an intimate understanding of existing World Vision fundraising and marketing Sponsorship operations and processes, child feature production processes, and a keen understanding of globally supported platforms, technology and processes; and is a curious communicator; able to drive discussion, listen intently, critically assess, and clearly document the current and future state across fundraising office and Global Production process and technology. They will be able to demonstrate their ability to distill complex process environments with multiple interdependencies into easily understood and consolidated documentation; identifying risk and bottlenecks and bringing clarity on

opportunities for improvement.

The person is responsible to interact with a range of stakeholders including subject matter experts, solutions architects, IT platform leads, field practitioners, organisational partners and vendors (including Support/Fundraising Offices, Global Marketing & Communications colleagues, IT, and vendors) and to lead the documentation of current state processes and systems, lead critical thinking around process improvement, lead the detailed business requirements formulation, and the successful implementation of any of the processes and platforms selected or developed. This will involve establishing business process requirements, articulation and interpretation of marketing user business requirements into detailed business requirements, transforming functional support/delivery requirements into analysis models (for example gap analysis, usability etc), partnering with IT solutions concept design to champion best in class solution-design that is both cost effective and technically future-proof (considering roadmap initiatives and future state), supporting systems development as well as develop test strategy, user testing and business implementation to ensure that solutions deliver on core marketing business user needs.

In executing the role, this person has a business and strategic minded analyst, who can observe the organization objectives and strategically translate business needs. This person is creative, analytical, curious, detailed and diligent.

The ideal Analyst - Business Process Solutions candidate is someone who has demonstrated experience of delivering business value through effective analysis, problem solving, defining requirements for efficient and sustainable solutions and supporting the delivery of those solutions.

A key quality of this function is not only to be able to translate and interpret operations practices into easily understood business requirements for the IT stakeholders but also translate and interpret technical requirements into simple and 'friendly' information for the end-users' understanding.

They will need to be able to manage multiple streams of projects and initiatives supporting colleagues to deliver the right enablers to meet project outcomes; excellent communication, reporting, self-management, visibility, and managing-up are vital for success.

The output of this role provides clear understanding and requirements (as relating to Sponsorship) for designing of global business systems alignment, vendor solutions, and global fundraising marketing technology solutions for delivering sponsor experiences.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Planning:

  • Conducts in depth data gathering and analysis, (understanding business process) and documentation to support articulation of business requirements.

  • Interviewing Support Offices, documenting processes, validation and clarification.

  • Participates in short and long-term planning to improve processes.

  • Assess potential technology and projects for strategic fit across business needs.

Business Process Improvement:

  • Collaborates across the partnership on issues and best practices to identify opportunities for process improvement.

  • Develops business cases.

Business Requirements:

  • Reviews, defines, develops, and documents detailed business requirements (system and process change/development requests, bug-fixes, etc.) based on ministry and end-user needs with focus on cross platform dependencies.

  • Designs and translates requirements into functional specifications for handover to the technical and/or business implementation teams.  

  • Provides review and sign off on completed stories.

  • Develops and signs off test plan and strategy.

Implementation:

  • Assists or leads components of implementation, including training (e.g. training of trainers) and the development and sign off of training materials.

  • Ensures proper, efficient, and common application of updated or new Sponsorship business processes and standards.

Problem Solving/Testing:

  • Investigates, analyzes, and troubleshoots issues related to current and proposed Sponsorship business operations.

  • Provides leadership on escalation procedures and recommends appropriate resolution and action.

  • Lead issue management (across incident escalation).

Communication/Liaison:

  • Promotes an understanding of Sponsorship roles, processes, and activities.

  • Supports formal reporting of project status to senior management.

  • Negotiates agreements between business units.

  • Serves as a link between Sponsorship and the partnership.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • College degree in business, computer science, or related field.

  • Good English communication skills (oral and written).

  • At least five years of relevant business and/or technical process improvement experience (including at least 3 years as Business/Data Analyst).

  • Extensive experience in gathering business requirements, designing workflow diagrams, designing solutions, user testing, and implementing refined or new processes in an operational environment.

  • Experience in relating with different levels of staff and collaborating with cross-functional and cross-cultural teams.

  • Extensive experience facilitating discussion between business and customer teams.

  • Working cross culturally, cross functionally, and cross-borders.

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

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

  • Certification in process improvement and/or project management an advantage.

  • Experience in agile project management and/or agile software development.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Training or certification in Lean Six Sigma principles preferred.

  • Preference for experience in a development, advocacy and/or relief agency.

  • Working in Child Sponsorship fundraising office context.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 10% of the time.

Systems Analyst, Customer Success

*Preferred position location: Possible locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate within Europe where WVI is registered to operate including United Kingdom.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Systems Analyst, Customer Success role is a position with the Customer Success team of WV United. WV United is responsible for United 4, a new digital platform for web marketing and supporter experience.

The goal of the Customer Success team is to achieve growth in monthly recurring revenue for WV Offices on the United 4 platform, through their online marketing assets such as their website, initially, and at subsequent stages, through email and social media.

The Systems Analyst, Customer Success supports the assessment and onboarding of WV Offices (Customers) on the United 4 marketing platform. This commences with the pre-onboarding assessment of the products, systems and digital marketing capabilities of WV Offices through to Set up and Go-live processes of the Offices on the United 4 platform. The Systems Analyst, Customer Success collaborates with the Offices to ensure that the United 4 platform meets their needs from a product and technical perspective. The Systems Analyst, Customer Success reports to the Customer Success Manager.

The Systems Analyst, Customer Success typical responsibilities are:

Pre-onboarding Assessment and Engagement (40%)

  • Assess the current digital marketing capabilities of the Office, in terms of systems, marketing tools, payment providers, and identify any gaps vs United 4 functionality and features.

  • Engage with stakeholders in Marketing and IT at Offices to enable the decision to onboard United 4 and sign the Participation Agreement by timely responses to requests for information.

  • Identify and write any feature requests needed for inclusion in the product development cycle.

  • Produce reports on local content requirements so that appropriate content is made available to the Office through the United 4 Content Management System (CMS).

Onboarding – Set up (30%)

  • Work with Offices through the technical stages of onboarding, particularly related to data transfer between United 4 and Office systems, payment service providers and domain hosting options.

  • Identify and write any user stories for features that are needed within the onboarding cycle.

Onboarding – Go-live (30%)

  • Work with Offices through the technical stages of onboarding, particularly related to testing of data transfer between United 4 and Office systems, payment service providers and DNS changes.

This role would involve close collaboration with colleagues across functional areas and working in an agile environment.

Collaboration with the United 4 Product team and Business, Marketing and IT leaders in WV Offices.

Disciplined approach to time management, aligned with agile work methodologies.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Planning:

  • Participates in business short-term planning sessions to ensure understanding of business goals, direction and business requirements.

  • Provides input from an IT systems perspective.

  • Participates in the estimation of costs for the planning of new systems/ enhancements for assigned systems.

Liaison:

  • Serves as a liaison between business partners and the IT organization and vendors in coordination with project managers to provide technical solutions that address user needs.

Technical Requirements/Technical Specifications:

  • Translates business requirements into technical requirements.

  • Formulates and defines system scope and objective based on user needs and understanding of business processes.

  • Develops, writes, and communicates systems design, functional system specifications and functional architecture analysis.

System Improvements:

  • Analyzes customer’s systems to understand strengths and weaknesses for the identification of opportunities for improvements.

Testing:

  • May develop user and/or system test cases and validates test results during testing.

Documentation:

  • Documents system modifications.

  • Develops system manuals.

  • Develops system training materials.

  • Develops system enhancement communication.

Problem Solving:

  • Identifies, investigates, resolves and escalates problems, if needed.

  • Gathers data to support recommendations to address problems.

  • Procures technical assistance to help in problem resolution.

Customer Satisfaction:

  • Works closely with developers and end users to ensure technical compatibility and user satisfaction.

Business Case:

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

Research/Technical Evaluation:

  • Keeps abreast of new and emerging technologies.

  • Analyzes technology trends to determine impact to the achievement of business goals.

  • Identifies issues based on impact of new /emerging technology or modifications to existing systems.

Service Level Agreements:

  • May provides input for the development of SLAs and/or selection of vendors.

  • Reviews performance against SLAs.

  • Identifies areas for improvement.

  • Supports achievement of SLAs.

Coaching/Mentoring:

  • Coaches less experienced team members.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Economics, Information Management from a credited institution.

  • 6+ years experience with pre-sales or solution design consulting in a business-to-business, large customer segment environment that includes experience with Content Management Systems, Customer Relationship Management systems, digital marketing tools.

  • Strong management skills with the ability to grasp business problems and collaborate towards finding solutions.

  • Strong interpersonal skills in working closely with business leaders and multi-functional teams in a global customer base.

  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal as well as in dealing with people on the phone, face-to-face or via email.

  • Knowledge of multiple markets, cultures and languages would be an added advantage to this role.

  • Self-manager and extremely well-organised to work remotely and multi-task, producing accurate work within agreed time-lines.

Customer Success Analyst

*Preferred position location: Possible locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate within Europe where WVI is registered to operate including United Kingdom.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Customer Success Analyst (CSA) role is a position with the Customer Success team of WV United.

WV United is responsible for United 4, a new digital platform for web marketing and supporter experience.

The goal of the Customer Success team is to achieve growth in monthly recurring revenue for WV Offices on the United 4 platform, through their online marketing assets such as their website, initially, and at subsequent stages, through email and social media.

The Customer Success Analyst (CSA) provides support to WV Offices (customers) on the United 4 marketing platform, enabling its successful deployment, to power their online marketing assets.

The CSA’s typical responsibilities are:

Customer Support (40%)

  • Provide technical support to customers of United 4, replying to inbound queries via email or HelpDesk, within committed SLAs.

  • Create Help articles to enable self-service by customers and identify the need for new articles from in-bound queries and usage metrics.

Platform Performance (10%)

  • Respond to performance monitoring issues on the platform to proactively support customers on any problems that they may encounter.

  • Identify and escalate bugs from inbound queries or platform reports for resolution, refine them with Product Business Analysts to assess severity and priority for resolution by Software Development Team.

Feature Consultancy (25%)

  • Collaborate with Product and Software Development teams through active participation.

  • Develop factors, from a customer perspective, to be incorporated while creating user stories and finalising acceptance criteria for new features.

  • Conduct user acceptance testing, to confirm features developed meet acceptance criteria.

  • Update Release Notes on Community Hub and create Help articles for new features, within committed SLAs.

Content and UX Performance (25%)

  • Extract actionable insight from analysis of Google Analytics data on multiple pieces of content and user experience elements across multiple sites, against the RACE framework.

  • Prepare of monthly reports on content and UX performance to enable presentation to customers and optimisation of decisions.

This role would involve close collaboration with colleagues across functional areas and working in an agile environment.

Collaboration with the United 4 Development Team, the United 4 Product team and Writers and Editors in WV Offices who use the United 4 platform.

Disciplined approach to time management, aligned with agile work methodologies.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Customer Support/Problem Solving:

  • Provide technical support to Customers of United 4, replying to inbound queries via email or AskGabi, within committed SLAs.

  • Create Knowledge Base articles to enable self-service by Customers and identify the need for new articles from in-bound queries.

  • Identifies, investigates, resolves and escalates problems.

  • Gathers data to support recommendations to address problems.

  • Procures technical assistance to help in problem resolution.

Platform Performance:

  • Monitor performance of the platform to proactively support customers of any problems that they may encounter.

  • Identify and escalate bugs from inbound queries or platform reports for resolution within committed SLAs by the Software Development team.

Content and UX Performance:

  • Develop actionable insight from analysis of Google Analytics data on multiple pieces of content and user experience elements across multiple sites, against the RACE framework.

  • Preparation of monthly reports on content and UX performance to enable presentation to stakeholders and optimisation of decisions.

Documentation:

  • Documents system modifications.

  • Supports/develops system manuals.

  • Supports/develops system enhancement communication.

Customer Satisfaction:

  • May work closely with developers and end users to ensure technical compatibility and user satisfaction.

Business Case:

  • May provide assistance in business case development (i.e., research, data collection, systems).

Research/Technical Evaluation:

  • Keeps abreast of new and emerging technologies.

Service Level Agreements:

  • Ensures understanding of SLAs and impact of work on the achievement of the service levels.

  • Supports achievement of SLAs.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • A strong candidate for the CSA role would bring the following skills and expertise:

  • Bachelors degree in Mathematics, Economics, Information Management or Statistics.

  • 2+ years experience in digital marketing analytics in a business-to-business environment. Familiarity with Content Management Systems, systems for Customer Relationship Management systems and IT Support and Google Analytics would be an added advantage.

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organise, analyse, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy using advanced analysis tools.

  • Passionate about customer service and delivering professional support to a global customer base.

  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal as well as in dealing with people on the phone, face-to-face or via email.

  • Self-manager and extremely well-organised to work remotely and multi-task, producing accurate work within agreed time-lines.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Programme Finance Officer

Programme Finance Officer

Salary: £30,763 - £32, 573 annum, depending on experience + good range of benefits.

Contract: 18 Months Fixed Term Contract with the potential to become permanent 36.5 hours per week

Based: Remote Working (UK based only) and/ or Milton Keynes / Hybrid working after COVID-19 will be considered

World Vision is an international children’s charity working with children, their communities, and with supporters and partners, in almost 100 countries.

Through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy we’ve helped bring lasting change to millions of children, over more than 60 years. And as a Christian organisation, everything we do is motivated by our faith as we strive to reflect God’s unconditional love.

Work for World Vision UK and you will be part of a truly global Partnership, building brighter futures for vulnerable children.

Amplify the impacts of the organisation through grants and contract acquisition and quality management of funded programmes. Working across the World Vision global partnership to ensure successful management of a portfolio of projects and programmes in compliance with donor requirements and aligned to the implementation of the Policy & Programmes strategy. Focusing on the Most Vulnerable Children to facilitate WV's mission of positively impacting child well-being.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • leading on grants & contract compliance and management of World Vision financial processes and reporting;

  • providing technical advice on compliance and financial management of donor funded programmes;

  • supporting the development and submission of proposals for grant and commercial contracts

  • managing financial and operational risks in programme portfolios;

  • maintaining up-to-date information on systems and databases; and

  • conducting monitoring trips including visits to projects in fragile states and as part of emergency response grants.

  • Working with others to build & improve stakeholdersrelationship

As an active Christian, this role offers you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

In addition to the salary offered, we offer good benefits including pension, generous holiday entitlement and free parking (MK only).

Please clickhere to view the full job description

Please upload your CV of full employment history explaining any gaps of employmentand reasons for leaving your previous employer. This must be accompanied with a covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.

Closing Date for applications: 30th September2021

Interview Dates: TBC

Please note, we reserve the right to interview and appoint before the advertised closing date.

Universal acceptance for everyone, everywhere is at the heart of our Christian organisation. We promote diversity of thought, culture and background, which connects the entire World Vision family. As such, World Vision is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented sections of the community. World Vision UK also operates flexible working policies and practices.

As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.

By submitting your application, you understand and accept that World Vision UK will process the data you provide for the purposes of your application and in accordance with the World Vision UK - Job Applicant Privacy Notice(click here).

No agencies please.

Project Coordinator, Joining Forces

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Under the direction of the Chair of the Joining Forces Steering Committee (JFSC), the JF Coordinator is responsible for the planning, design and good functioning of coordination platforms and accountability mechanisms that ensure implementation of the strategic directions established by the CEOs of the six agencies and annual work plans. This includes day to day operations, management of the Secretariat, administrative services, and support to the JF partnership as requested by the JFSC.

The JF Coordinator leads a team of two part-time staff: the Project Administrator and Project Officer, and one full-time Fundraising Advisor. She/he will provide supervision, oversight, and day-to-day management support to ensure the functioning of the JFSC.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Coordination:

  • Support the CEO Oversight Committee and the JFSC chair and vice-chair with setting meeting agendas, logistical arrangements, minute taking, and follow-up on agreed-upon actions, working with the team of the JFSC.

  • Liaise with CEO Oversight Committee and JFSC chairs and vice chair to communicate project status as well as providing recommendations on operational and project related issues.

  • Serve as liaison with the technical support pool coordinator to ensure appropriate support to activated and confirmed JF countries.

  • Coordinate with the chairs of the technical content team and the fundraising taskforce group to deliver and report on the agreed-upon plans.

  • Gather and prepare information, data and reports from the working groups on the implementation of the strategic directions, and annual work plans so the JFSC can make good decisions.

  • Guide the planning, design and good functioning of collaboration platforms and accountability mechanisms.

Knowledge Management:

  • Collaborate with the technical content team to assure that core JF documents are updated and shared using collaboration platforms.

  • Coordinate learning and evidence building agendas of JF .Works with Fundraising Advisor to ensure evidence and learning leads to donor engagement and funding interest.

  • Support the development of JF knowledge management plan, including a package for the orientation of new JF country teams or new working group members.

  • Organize events, including workshops to drive Joining Forces content and ambition.

Fundraising:

  • Provide support in fundraising applications to ensure that applications are in line with JF core content, mission and core principles.

  • Provide management guidance to the Fundraising Advisor on setting funding targets; support on decisions of "go" or "no go" and prioritization on funding opportunities.

Day-to-day Operations:

  • Support the JFSC point persons to execute the decisions made by the JFSC and support effective functioning of other JF groups.

  • Provide accountability, planning, supervision, oversight and day-to-day management support to JFSC staff including the Project Administrator, Project Officer and Funding Advisor. The Project Coordinator will need to be politically savvy as it will be interacting regularly with the Steering Committee made up of representatives of the 6 NGOs as well as the 6 CEOs of the agencies in conveying project status as well as providing recommendations on operational and project related issues.

  • Track and report against progress for objectives and key performance indicators.

  • Perform financial and administrative services and lend support to JF as requested by the JFSC.

  • Oversee budget implementation.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Extensive management experience in a complex organizational setting and, ideally, within secretariats or Boards of multi-organization initiatives/partnerships.

  • Experience working in multicultural environments, participation in networks and coalitions, and working effectively in non-hierarchical settings.

  • Experience working directly on child rights and/or the Sustainable Development Goals is an asset.

  • Bachelor’s degree level education.

  • A high level of written and spoken communication skills.

  • Great interpersonal relationships and negotiation skills with all levels of staff as well as Sr. Leaders.The Project Coordinator will need to be politically savvy as it will be interacting regularly with the Steering Committee made up of representatives of the 6 NGOs as well as the 6 CEOs of the agencies in conveying project status as well as providing recommendations on operational and project related issues.

  • Understanding of multi-stakeholder funding processes, and an ability to manage them and transparently report on them (in cooperation with finance experts from the six organizations if required).

  • Excellent written and verbal English.

Preferred:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field is an advantage.

  • Other languages (especially Spanish or French) are an asset, but not a prerequisite.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 10% of the time.

  • Working in an office Environment.

Regional Audit Manager, Asia - VisionFund

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

Organisational 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 World Vision’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 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 International (VFI), a WV subsidiary.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To lead and direct Global Internal Audit's strategy and vision around risk in the region by partnering with key internal and external stakeholders in fulfilling the requirements the IIA standards and the GIA charter, including taking a key participatory and advisory role at MFI Audit Committee Meetings.

To act as a strategic partner to regional leadership, and MFI Audit Committees around risk management, governance and internal controls. Serve as a consultant to key business leaders to manage risk effectively in order to achieve VFI's objectives.

Lead and manage a team of professional auditors in the region and provide assurance to MFI and VFI management and the VFI Board Audit Committee that controls are adequate to mitigate high and medium risk to the VFI network.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Lead and manage the internal audit function within the region including directly leading audit assignments and activities of the country auditors by ensuring that risk based audit plans are developed and implemented. This includes coordinating reviews, investigations at the regional level.

Engage in the hiring and management of MFI audit staff.

Assess the level of capacity and provide necessary coaching and training where required of MFI audit staff.

Provide leadership to MFI Internal Audit teams within the region:

  • Recruit, hire, train and directly supervise the MFI Audit Managers. The MFI Audit Managers will report jointly to the RAM and the Chair of the MFI Board Audit Committee.

  • Provide adequate technical oversight to MFI Audit Managers and Internal Auditors in the region.

  • Facilitate the understanding of the role of Internal Auditing at each MFI within the region.

  • Ensure all WVI Internal Audit standards, IIA standards and VFI policies and procedures are followed by each MFI within the region.

Provide a consulting and support role to Regional VFI and MFI management:

  • Monitor and provide advice to regional management on how to minimize significant audit risks and material audit findings by supporting Regional management in identifying areas of strength/best practices as well as weaknesses/areas for improvement in each MFI.

  • Advise the Regional VFI Director on critical issues in MFIs.

  • Provide quarterly reports of audit results and semi-annual trends to regional management as agreed.

  • Network and coordinate with the WVI GC Audit Department and VFI Audit Director regarding audit & internal control issues.

  • Coordinate special audits/investigations in the region as needed. Conduct or arrange to conduct special audits when required to do so.

Oversee and manage monthly and quarterly reporting to MFI Board Audit Committees and VFI by ensuring audit team provides timely reports that are reviewed and delivered within the audit scheduled timeframes established.

Represent VFI Internal Audit as a member of the local MFI Audit Committee, including being contributing members of the Integrity and Protection Hotline and Regional Risk Management committees and meetings.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must have a university diploma or degree in accounting, auditing or similar financial qualification. A graduate degree in Accounting or Management is preferred.

  • Strong accounting and financial management skills required.

  • Experience with non-profit organizations preferred.

  • Must have at least 7 years experience in auditing (external and/or internal auditing) with audit experience of banking institution preferred.

  • Current certification (Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor or Chartered Accountant) required.

  • Must be able to travel extensively within the region and internationally, approximately 25-50%.

  • Must have good working knowledge of computerised accounting systems.

  • Must be able to work in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Experience in managing teams.

  • Must be fluent in English.

  • Able to balance Christian values with commercial practices.

P&C (HR) Readiness Change and Communications Manager

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

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Develop and implement readiness change and communications strategies to support People & Culture (HR) initiatives, projects and operations that impact the Partnership. In consultation with the Director of P&C Operational effectiveness, conduct analysis of P&C communications mechanisms, advise on improvements to be made, influence P&C leaders to take new/different directions in communications content and style, and develop new/refreshed mechanisms as needed. Lead the P&C intranet (SharePoint) content planning, development and site lead administration. This role will also be responsible for providing communications planning, advice, writing and editing, and P&C branding advice as needed for specified P&C clients - ensuring client needs are met and ensuring that client communications are aligned with overall P&C strategy and communications objectives, Global Communications standards, and World Vision’s strategy.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and implement P&C communications strategies to ensure consistent messaging across P&C.

  • Provide strategic and integrated internal communications direction and support the implementation of the P&C Priorities, as well as the plans, projects and policies to support Our Promise and other Partnership-wide initiatives and projects, initiatives, processes and activities.

  • Plan and oversee production of relative P&C communications.

  • Lead and manage P&C compliance with WV Brand standards and other Global Communications standards and processes. Oversee ongoing development and maintenance of P&C branding, protocols and standards for P&C initiatives and projects.

  • Lead and manage the continued web content development and administration of P&C presence on wvcentral, wvi.org and other websites, internal and external to WV as needed for consistent and integrated communication of P&C-related content.

  • This includes content: for all audiences, for P&C audiences, for all P&C practitioners, for certain groups/team worksites/project worksites, and for specific staff populations. This includes technical web design and development, as well as web content development. It also includes introducing and supporting P&C use of new platforms promoted by WV IT (e.g., MS Teams).

  • Oversee design, development and administration of P&C presence on wvcentral.

  • Executive client engagement regarding P&C website(s) content development and design needs.

  • Determine strategy, business needs, site(s) purpose and functionality and content strategy.

  • Content management and administration of wvcentral home page and primary sub sites (e.g., publish online announcements and newsletters on behalf of P&C).

  • Oversee integrated, coordinated and aligned development of all P&C sub sites ensuring quality, consistency in look & feel, and coordination with particular attention to developing new integrated, service-oriented solutions.

  • Clarify responsibilities of key stakeholders and establish effective governance protocols relative to P&C presence on wvcentral.

  • Ensure maximization of SharePoint functionality in P&C wvcentral sites and integration /compatibility of P&C sites with Our People, other P&C websites and systems, and non-P&C sites (e.g., Security Travel, etc.) as needed to meet P&C business objectives.

  • Ensure, promote wvcentral/SharePoint training for all P&C staff, including additional training for site administrators and content managers so that they can create and manage their own on-line content according to P&C wvcentral protocol/guidelines for website content.

  • Provide communications support for planning/implementing roll-out of each piece, with change management techniques and communications for wvcentral transition, training, and changing how P&C works.

  • Promote user traffic and interaction and ensure production of site traffic analysis and periodic management reports.

  • Manage the updating, sharing and communication of the P&C Rhythm of the Business calendar to create an awareness of the P&C business cycle and to help ensure that P&C Practitioners can prepare and ready themselves according to that cycle

  • Design and develop EMPLOYEE communication programs and materials to facilitate EMPLOYEE awareness of P&C initiatives and projects, and drive desired changes among staff.

  • Recommend optimum channels for communicating People & Culture information to employees.

  • Ensure means by which P&C can listen to staff and key stakeholders and then respond by making appropriate changes.

  • Collaborate with COEs and other functions and department as needed to identify opportunities to collaborate and promote knowledge sharing, as well as troubleshoot shared communications challenges, including but not limited to orchestrating collaboratory channels for the GC P&C community.

  • Lead a team of P&C Communications professionals to engage with internal P&C clients to identify communications needs and to provide communications and change management strategies and actionable plans to support implementation of specific P&C initiatives and projects.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or a related client-services field, or equivalent work experience.

  • Skilled writer, editor.

  • 8 years working in communications or related field, preferable in a global and multi-cultural environment.

  • Ability to work well virtually across multiple streams and multiple regions/geographies.

  • Demonstrated relationship building and consulting skills.

  • Offer input on issues and challenge the status quo/conventional wisdom.

  • Analytical, problem solving and negotiation skills.

  • Strong business acumen.

  • Ability to promote change throughout the organisation.

  • Alignment and integration skills.

  • Technical proficiency in graphic design, photo editing, video editing.

  • HR qualification, training.

  • Project management skills.

  • Technical proficiency in SharePoint (2013) administration and web content development.

  • World Vision experience – knowledge of the organisation.

  • People & Culture - knowledge of People & Culture within World Vision.

  • Communications – knowledge of Global Communications within World Vision.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred:

  • 3-5 years of people management experience.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 5-10% of the time.

P&C (HR) Business Partner

*For WV internal applicants only.

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

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The P&C (HR) Business Partner (BP) plays a crucial role in the execution of the HR Transformation Strategy. Partnering with Client Business Leaders in support of strategic business objectives, the BP advises and coaches executives, managers and employees in all elements of employee life cycle. The BP works collaboratively with P&C Centres of Expertise, the Operational Effectiveness unit and the P&C Executive office to deliver integrated HR solutions, including workforce planning, performance management, talent transformation, management and leadership development, digitalisation, and all issues related to the rhythm of the P&C business.

This position will support WVI senior leaders in aligning people strategies, goals and priorities with Our Promise going further. (S)he will encourage the use of innovative People Management/OD resources, tools and practices to reinforce and positively change beliefs, attitudes, operating models and structure of organizations to facilitate the delivery of Our Promise.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic Partner for leaders and client group SLTs:

  • Work as first level consultant with leaders and managers to identify strategic people needs.

  • Acts as a thought partner with leaders and managers to improve people-related priorities in the business unit.

  • Assist leaders and managers with strategic planning and forecasting needs regarding people.

  • Provides assistance and guidance to leaders and managers on the full range of P&C activities associated with the rhythm of P&C business.

  • Act as an initial point of contact and intermediary for leaders and managers in assigned business units.

  • Coach leaders and managers on HR and people management practice.

  • Maintain current understanding of the client’s department, strategy, people-related issues by becoming valuable member of client's leadership team.

Change Agent for client groups, advising leaders on all aspects of organisational development involving:

  • Collaborate with leaders and managers to design organizational structures, job roles.

  • Function as HR lead for leaders and managers going through organizational restructures.

  • Evaluate the impact of proposed changes on employees, and manage change to minimize disruption to the business.

  • Advise leaders and managers on the need for, development and ongoing changes of the department's people plan.

  • Actively partner with leaders and managers and work with them to collaboratively identify practice improvement.

Employee Champion acting as a single point of contact and intermediary for employees, leaders and managers in assigned business units.

  • Directing employees to P&C Helpdesk and P&C Generalist Services in Effectiveness Unit as appropriate. Handling employee issues that are escalated from the P&C Help Desk.

  • Provides guidance, counselling, and training to executives on employee relations issues.

  • Assist leaders and managers with issues related in interviewing, hiring, terminations, promotions, performance review, and other HR topics.

  • Occasionally investigates and recommends solutions to employee relations issues in a quick and efficient manner.

Functional Expert who works to:

  • Maintain current understanding of the client’s department, strategy, people related issues by becoming valuable member of client's leadership team.

  • Maintain a current knowledge of legislation and regulation that relate to HR issues, and collaborate with office of CPO in developing appropriate policies and procedures.

  • Collaborate with other P&C teams on cross-functional HR initiatives that support current and future business strategies.

  • Coordinate with Operational Effectiveness unit to discuss/collaborate on operational P&C issues that have arisen in client groups.

  • Communicates regularly with the Centres of Expertise to collaborate on issues related to client groups and give feedback on rhythm of business and P&C priority issues.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Five to eight years’ experience in HR Business Partnering or related high level specialist role.

  • Strong consultation skills and experience influencing and interacting with senior leaders.

  • Outstanding people and client relationship skills. Proficient in coaching, mediating, influencing, facilitation, presentation, communication, analysis, and problem solving.

  • Bachelor degree from a college or university and four or more years of related human resources experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred:

  • Professional certificate in HR/OD/ Management.

  • Strong business acumen in multi-national environment.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Willingness to travel up to 10% of the time.

Data Analytics Audit Manager, VisionFund

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

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The purpose of this position is to lead on the application and utilization of robust Data Analytics across VFI and to project manage the implementation and roll out of a Continuous Auditing program in VFI Global Centre and across our network of Microfinance institutions.

The successful candidate will work under the guidance of the VisionFund International (VFI) Global Director of Internal Audit, to perform the following tasks:

  • Develops and enhances a suite of queries for interrogation of key data sets, including loan portfolio data but in future looking to expand into other business data sets.

  • Leads on production of regular monthly analytics for all MFIs in Global Centre, based on data from BankBI, our central warehouse of operational and financial performance data.

  • Project manages the VFI Continuous Auditing project, supervising the rollout of IDEA software to all MFIs and and the adoption of regular monthly analytics on portfolio data from Core banking Systems in the MFI.

  • Provides training and supervision to IA staff who are conducting data analytics in the MFIs.

  • Keeps abreast of current developments in the auditing profession and changes in regulation.

  • Recommending changes to VFI Internal Audit procedures and tools based on knowledge gained through analysis.

The incumbent will also be instrumental in developing Internal Audit Management Information and thus, the position is responsible and accountable for:

  • Oversight of the regular quarterly follow-up process for GC and MFI audit recommendations.

  • Production of enhanced Management Information for Internal Audit and relevant data to support reporting to board and management.

  • Effective engagement and collaboration with clients.

  • Persuasive and timely communication of risks to VisionFund management.

  • Promoting a Christ-centered environment in the Internal Audit team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops and enhances a suite of queries for interrogation of key data sets, including loan portfolio data but in future looking to expand into other business data sets.

  • Leads on production of regular monthly analytics reporting for all MFIs in Global Centre, based on data from BankBI, our central warehouse of operational and financial performance data.

  • Project manages the VFI Continuous Auditing project, supervising the rollout of IDEA software to all MFIs and the adoption of regular monthly analytics and reporting on portfolio data from Core banking Systems in the MFI.

  • Provides training and supervision to IA staff who are conducting data analytics in the MFIs.

  • Keeps abreast of current developments in the auditing profession and changes in regulation.

  • Recommending changes to VFI Internal Audit procedures and tools based on knowledge gained through analysis.

  • Oversight of the regular quarterly follow-up process for GC and MFI audit recommendations.

  • Production of enhanced Management Information for Internal Audit and relevant data to support reporting to board and management.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.

  • 5-years professional experience in investigation, auditing, analytics or related field.

  • CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) or CA (Chartered Accountant) or CISA or other relevant qualification.

  • Excellent analytical, and communication skills.

  • At least five years of Internal Audit, Investigations or Analytical experience necessary.

  • High degree of competency using technology and working with data. In particular, experience of working with data extraction and interrogation software, such as IDEA or ACL or similar.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language.

  • Spanish or French would be an advantage, but not essential.

Preferred:

  • Good understanding of microfinance and/ or banking operations.

  • Significant experience in Data Analytics.

  • Fluency in English.

  • Knowledge of the VisionFund business and systems is an added advantage.

  • Fluency in French or Spanish.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Although a high degree of travel is not anticipated for this role, the position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20 percent of the time.

Senior Humanitarian WASH Advisor

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

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Lead WV Disaster Management thinking and work in promoting and understanding of humanitarian water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH) issues, principles, policy and practice – including integrated WASH programming for fragile, urban and displacement contexts and during outbreaks. Lead the WASH component of integrated programming and linking sectors including food security, nutrition, child protection, health, and MHPSS.

Will be available to deployment for up to 3 month periods to provide technical leadership on the ground and remotely to start up new and strengthen ongoing humanitarian responses in rapid and protracted crisis. Lead in the preparation of disaster preparedness in managing prepositioned WASH items in the Dubai warehouse and other identified locations.

Strengthen humanitarian WASH capacity in WV and partner organizations through training, development and dissemination of resources, and mentoring of field-based staff. Facilitate and lead WASH in Emergency capacity building blended learning program, managing the online ecampus portal activities as well as face to face trainings and mentoring RDMT WASH staff.

Act as focal point in WVI on humanitarian WASH issues for GC Disaster Management, the Partnership WASH team and sector fragile contexts working groups; WASH and innovation donors; UN Agencies including WHO, UNICEF, UNHCR, and WFP and supporting with the coordination bodies for WASH, academic and research institutions, and WASH organizations etc. to position WVI as a credible actor and partner.

Provide field-based emergency WASH technical project management, advice and capacity through deployment during humanitarian and protracted crisis in addition to reviewing proposals that include humanitarian WASH in close collaboration with Regional and National GAM units.

Contribute to improving global humanitarian WASH policy, practice and resources through quality analysis, dialogue and documentation and dissemination of field-based research /practice.

Lead thinking on integration of WASH with other sectors for greater outcomes and WASH components of disease outbreak response, NFI and commodity distribution and use of cash.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Humanitarian response and technical support 50%

Provide sector leadership and management of timely and appropriate humanitarian WASH and related activities. This will include the following:

  • Oversee the inclusion of WASH and disease outbreak questions in assessments to identify a robust WASH package for the response, as a standalone program and/or integrated into child protection in humanitarian action, health and nutrition or livelihoods & food security programs.

  • Lead the design and implementation of WASH programs and ensure monitoring of frameworks are understood and effective in meeting WASH needs of affected populations.

  • Strategically engage with donors and other partners in a humanitarian response to ensure that WV is positioned as a viable partner for WASH programs.

  • Manage WASH programs including associated project staff and promote technical excellence in the application of minimum standards including core humanitarian standards, Sphere, Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) guidelines and ensure cross cutting themes are incorporated into design.

  • Ensure that WASH is integrated in all programming in humanitarian responses by working with Program Officers and other Sector leads.

  • Lead discussions on Emergency Response Fund (ERF) and Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) process to strengthen financial portfolio supporting WASH in early stages of emergency.

  • Manage and guide the budgeting processes for WASH during the design and program implementation in close coordination with finance.

  • Develop key messaging in responses for media and operational teams as related to WASH and disease outbreak.

  • Lead in recruitment process for WASH qualified local and expatriate staff to implement WASH or integrated programmes.

  • As a member of the response operations team, participate in all operations meetings and update the response leadership on issues and key actions related to WASH.

  • Represent WV at key coordination forums in the field such as within the technical WASH clusters or working groups and/or national, local government and civil society planning meetings.

  • Ensure that WV’s work and plans are well articulated and included in all reports including 4Ws.

  • Document and share lessons learned, best practice and experiences from deployment back to partnership and externally when relevant to influence policy and future programming.

Capacity building and Talent Pool Management 20%

  • Ensure humanitarian WASH competencies are identified and transferred across the organisation and develop capacity building options to ensure skill transfer, capacity building and the implementation of evidence-based WASH interventions/programs.

  • Develop blended learning and capacity building curriculum WASH in emergencies, and integration of cash and other modalities including MHPSS.

  • Facilitate training opportunities for relevant staff and/or interagency partners with a special focus on Regional Disaster Management Teams, TSO and sector leads.

  • Validate and manage of the WASH profiles for deployment pool.

  • Lead the adaption of core WASH project model/ framework for emergencies and fragile contexts.

  • Working with partnership sector teams to find linkages within the core project models to include appropriate humanitarian WASH interventions and skills.

  • Develop guidance notes and training materials as appropriate for NO, RO and GC.

Strategy development and Evidence base 15%

  • Lead the processes of conducting technical analysis, development and implementation of research for best practice humanitarian WASH interventions and applications to humanitarian projects.

  • Through collaborating with technical specialists to identify successful evidence-based humanitarian WASH programs for adaption in context appropriate programs in partnership with global, regional and local health agencies.

  • Lead high-quality reviews, analyses and reports and/or secondary research on the application of WASH initiatives and practices in programming.

  • Develop systems and reporting mechanisms for disease and water quality surveillance, field investigations, real time evaluation and post project evaluations to test the effectiveness and impact of WASH initiatives and practices.

Networking and partnerships 15%

  • Represent the organization effectively in key forums (Global and regional working groups, UN and academic forum and other WASH related organizations) and build and maintain these networks.

  • Oversee humanitarian WASH inputs shared through the WV partnership DM, WASH team and health team and the appropriate WASH -based IG.

  • With the WASH CoP, engage with FO, RO and SO to share best practices from internal and external groups, during and post responses. Active participation in CoP meetings.

  • Active participating in WASH business team to represent DM WASH issues.

  • Participation in Global Forums to disseminate this information e.g. international and regional conferences, CoP meetings.

  • Being WVI representative on global humanitarian WASH working groups and clusters.

  • Development of partnerships with organizations and agencies to fund and implement WASH or integrated programs.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • At least 8 years in international humanitarian leadership and involvement in assessment, design, monitoring, evaluation and project management.

  • Proven capacity to establish water sanitation and hygiene programs in all stages of the emergency.

  • Proven ability in programme design and management including assessments, reviewing and writing grants, and evaluation.

  • Proven ability in capacity building including training.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the UN humanitarian reform and cluster system, institution of the UN system and policies and guidelines related to humanitarian affairs.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current humanitarian discourse and research in the area of humanitarian WASH, including sound knowledge and understanding of how to use and implement the IASC WASH cluster guidelines.

  • Strong understanding of context and conflict issues in complex humanitarian emergencies.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and facilitating training across different cultures and language contexts.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead rigorous research design, implementation, data analysis and reporting, including knowledge of quantitative (statistical) and qualitative research methodologies/analyses.

  • Proven track record in humanitarian WASH operations.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of working cross culturally and working with diversity and ensuring inclusion is part of program work and research.

  • Demonstrated ability to participate in technical dialogues with relevant stakeholders, including government officials and global WASH networks.

  • Understanding of donor requirements and completion of humanitarian funding and grants proposals.

  • Understanding and ability to set up contracts and review tenders.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Post graduate qualifications in Civil Engineering , Environmental Engineering, public health engineering and/or international development or related fields.

  • Detailed knowledge of current approaches to design and construction of small, medium and large scale community water and sanitation facilities in complex humanitarian emergency., with experience in assessing water, sanitation and hygiene promotion/public needs/actions in either a conflict/complex humanitarian emergency.

  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of hygiene promotion and the relationship between WASH design and disease transmission dynamics including child and maternal mortality. In particular, demographic and major and minor population health morbidity and mortality, the aetiology of diarrhoeal disease, arboviral (VBDs) infections, respiratory infections and WASH’s role in the management of chronic/acute malnutrition and HIV in disease management.

  • Knowledge of Behaviour Analysis.

  • Experience in managing diverse teams.

  • Ability to manage multiple grants.

  • Training qualification.

  • Professional experience in using community engagement practices for the assessment, design and implementation monitoring and evaluation of water, sanitation and health promotion/hygiene projects/programs.

  • Demonstrated experience in working closely within a team, collaboration, or group to analyse and implement WASH programs in local community settings.

  • Demonstrated experience in professional writing on disease modelling, analysis of public health practice or management including sector analysis, problem –identification and problem-solving actions.

  • Demonstrated experience of working with gender, diversity and inclusion.

  • Experience preparing advocacy briefs and fundraising for WASH programs.

  • Completed hostile environment or security training.

Work Environment / Travel:

  • Travel domestically and internationally up to 50% of the time for deployments (up to 3 months) and technical support additional travel for meetings and coordination.

  • Ability to work and live in harsh situations with limited support and facilities and possible hostile environments.

Sponsorship Content Programme Manager

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in the Asia Pacific Region (incl. Australia) where WVI is registered to operate.

*For WV internal production team applicants only.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The purpose of this position is strategic and production management; to lead the delivery of the child sponsorship sponsor engagement features, across 54 field office cultures, reaching 2.7m child sponsors in 21 nations two-three times per year, within World Vision’s $1bn Child Sponsorship line of business.

The Senior Manager, Child Sponsorship Content Team works virtually with an international team in different countries around the world, and face-to-face (when safe to do so) with a team of permanent and temporary staff based in Manila, Philippines. They will work with team members across program management, production operations, project management, and quality assurance and analytics - with a total programme budget amounting to nearly USD$1m. The role importantly advocates for industry best practices in business efficiency processes and approaches, applying continuous improvement methodologies, and periodically evaluating emerging technologies and external services to affirm the integrity of the business case for global sponsor engagement production services, balancing cost and risk management.

The position is accountable for a small set of direct reports, budget/cost management, vendor relationships and management, continuous process and content.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic & Operational Planning:

  • Develops strategic objectives and annual plans as part of the partnership-wide goals for Sponsorship features with input from Child Sponsorship Content Director, and other partnership stakeholders.

  • Defines strategic production choices and recommends sequencing and pacing towards improved quality production delivery year on year.

  • Creates environment for direct staff team and cross-functional partners to effectively plan and execute on all production content features, working especially with NO Coordination Team and Field Engagement Team.

  • Partners effectively with Directors of Child Sponsorship Content and Child Sponsorship Experience for all sponsor engagement feature business requirements and quality definitions.

  • Actively contributes to the future state sponsor experience ideation and innovation plans to surprise and delight our sponsors.

Programme & Project Management:

  • Leads a complete operations programme management view of all planned production services in any FY, showing milestones and dependencies on other services.

  • Ensures systematic programme and project tracking and reporting are upheld as required by the Senior Director and other stakeholders – assuring consistent accountability to key milestones and interdependencies.

  • Effectively monitors and manages timeliness, performance, costs and budgets of the overall operations programme and individual projects within.

  • Negotiates successful alternative plans as appropriate to keep the overall goals and deliverables on course.

Quality Assurance & Continuous Improvement:

  • Defines and manages criteria for the total quality management of global production services content, to ensure quality assurance processes and enabling systems are embedded as a work priority and philosophy.

  • Creates, inspires and fosters an ongoing environment and culture for continuous improvement of all production services and processes to occur, bringing both field and market facing stakeholders together to prioritize and agree best improvements.

  • Defines and produces analytics, measurements and regular reporting that demonstrates quality assurance of global production services.

  • Evaluates emerging technologies and external services to affirm the integrity of the business case for global sponsor engagement production services, balancing cost and risk management, as well assuring continuous process efficiency and quality improvement.

  • Leads and designs recommended organizational capability developments with cross-functional partners to ensure continuous process efficiency and feature improvement.

  • Lead/collaborate with and contribute to continuous improvement and innovation development testing and scaling plans with internal partners (e.g. centralized printing, data digitization).

Vendor Management & Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Leads the selection and management of external vendors and consultants to provide essential outsourced services that are suitable quality, cost effective and timely to meet the overall operational programme plan.

  • Leads the development and management of internal communications to ensure transparent operational management communications.

  • Leads and provides proactive engagement and regular reporting with Child Sponsorship Leadership Team.

  • Participate in internal and external networks as a contributor, learner, and / or collaborator in order to assure strong linkages with interdependent initiatives.

Team Leadership, Management & Development:

  • Manage any direct reports to effectively deliver on the annual objectives, plans and projects.

  • Set performance agreements and manage with ongoing review and feedback including adjustments as required.

  • Support in their development including continual updating of knowledge and skills with industry best practices and analytical/workflow tools.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Extensive experience in program and operational management of complex end to end processes requiring influence on multiple indirect staff teams.

  • Extensive international experience in working across cultures and within complex organizational structures.

  • Ability to understand oragnisational goals and bring phased and interdependent change to achieve them

  • Ability to see the larger picture and also analyse details

  • Experience and skills in risk management and mitigation

  • Degree in business administration, IT, program management or related field or extensive equivalent experience.

  • Demonstrated success in strategic leadership and planning in production or operations with process or product improvement in a global organization with complex organisational structure/relationships.

  • Proven understanding of IT systems and processes.

  • Demonstrated expertise in building effective work relationships with both local and dispersed colleagues, and ability to manage and lead horizontally across the organization.

  • Critical thinking and capability of generating consistently accurate and useful information to inform strategic planning and decisions.

  • Intermediate to advanced annual strategic and financial planning experience, including monthly reporting against plans, highlighting risks or issues to timelines, budgets and dependencies

  • Ability to effectively communicate with many different functions, cultures and levels in the organisation (orally and in writing). High fluency in written/spoken English.

  • A broad understanding of non-profit operations and commitment to World Vision´s objectives, ethos, core ministries, Mission Statement and Core Values is mandatory.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong analytical skills, catalyst for improvement and innovation, problem solving involving multiple disciplines.

  • Broad knowledge of child sponsorship and development programming, preferably with World Vision.

  • Flexible and willing to travel per World Vision policy, when safe to do so

  • Project management certification.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 5% of the time, when safe to do so.

Senior Policy Advisor, Economic Justice

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

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Senior Policy Advisor, Economic Justice will provide analysis of trends and opportunities in relation to how the needs and rights of children can and should be addressed through various forms of funding from global, regional and national level sources, debt relief, taxation and private capital. This analysis will be used to develop recommendations for child focused policy action in regard to all forms of development financing in support of the Sustainable Development Goals, and, as such, World Vision’s Global Impact Framework. This analysis will support Advocacy & External Engagement (A&EE) advocacy objectives for the Global Campaign, the 2030 Agenda, as well as objectives of Support Offices (SOs) in relation to Official Development Assistance (ODA) and Regional Offices (ROs)/Field Offices (FOs) regarding domestic resource mobilization/public financing.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analysis of and reports developed on Official Development Assistance (ODA), taxation/public financing, private sector investment and other forms of Financing for Development (FfD) and their impact on the financing of child focused policies. Develops policy positions and products that relate to the achievement of child related SDGs and WV child well-being objectives.

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

  • Lead and collaborate with SO, RO and FO colleagues on research and policy development on FfD. Creates a process to engage SOs on ODA focused work.

  • In conjunction with the Local to Global team (A&EE), works with the Centre of Excellence to support country level budget focused advocacy. Builds FOs capacity in conducting country level analysis; supports “translation” of global FfD policy positions for use at national level.

  • Collaborate with select partners and coalitions on this agenda. For example, work with the World Bank relationship manager to develop a plan to become more engaged with World Bank as a Tier 1 stakeholder.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Master’s Degree in economics, international development, political science or related focus.

  • Minimum 5-7 years’ experience in policy, research, government relations/external engagement, or other specific field relevant to this role and World Vision’s work.

  • Strong experience and skills in research and analysis.

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.

  • Strong experience in the NGO/civil society sector and/or with multilateral organizations (World Bank, IMF, etc.)

  • English fluency.

  • Second language strong asset (esp. Spanish, French).

Preferred:

  • Strong knowledge and professional experience working on Financing for Development issues and trends; strong understanding of policy development and influence processes with governments and international agencies from a civil society perspective.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Travel after Covid restrictions- 10-15%.

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