Grants and Contracts Manager

Grants and Contracts Manager

Salary: £36.192 per annum+ good range of benefits

Contract: Permanent 36.5 hours per week

Based: Milton Keynes/Homeworking

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.

We have an excellent opportunity for a Grants and Conracts Manager who will be responsible for coordinating, leading and supporting, assigned Field Offices and Regional Grants Acquisition and Management Directors, WV UK stakeholders in;Pre-positioning and positioning to acquire institutional and non- Institutional funding. As well as leading the grant and contracts application processes; supporting the development of high-quality-quality proposals, concept notes, and contract bids and managing both internal (World Vision UK) and external relationships.

About You

You will join a talented and dynamic Humanitarian and International Programmes team. We are looking for a person with previous NGO work experience and a proven track record of acquiring successful grant and contract opportunitites from bilateral, multilateral and private sector donors.

The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of humanitarian and development theory and discourse, process, practice, and standards. Experience in forming and coordinating consortiums. Ability to work with multiple stakeholders but also independently using your initiative.

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. This mustbe accompanied with a covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.

**You must hold the Right to work in the UK as this role unfortunately is not sponsored**

Closing Date for applications: 28 January 2022

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.

Regional Digital Program Manager - MEER

*Preferred position location: United Kingdom - Home working. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in the Middle East & Eastern European Region – position can be based in any European country or Middle Eastern country where VF/WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To provide regional leadership for Technology & Digital solutions, which reduce Operational Cost Ratio (OCR) for the region’s financial inclusion operations.

This role will drive technological change by:

  • Project managing digital financial service implementations in new countries.

  • Advising the MFI leadership teams on all aspects of digital transformation and developing their capacity in technical skills, project management skills and change management skills.

  • Helping Regional Team and national leadership teams to identify strategies, opportunities and models of technologies to support digital transformation of financial services.

  • Quality assuring the systems, project management rigor and vendor selection, in accordance with regulatory requirements.

  • Ensuring regional alignment with VFI standards and managing regional Technology & Digital transformation programs

  • Contributing to global initiatives.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic leadership of digital transformation:

  • Support local management teams to translate their business requirements into functional requirements.

  • Oversee and support MFIs in implementing the digitalization and change process.

  • Change Management.

  • Planning, budgeting, resourcing and communicating: Develop and manage a plan of how the Technology & Digital strategy will be rolled out.

Technical advice and quality assurance for MFIs on:

  • Functional Specs: Advise on the gathering of business requirements and functional specification.

  • Due diligence, software selection process, technology audits / reviews.

  • Change Management: pre- and during implementations, issue-resolution decisions, and post-implementation reviews.

  • Compliance and Risk Management: Ensure that digital solutions comply with regulatory requirements, and that operational process improvements realize efficiency gains, lower risk and reduce costs.

Contribute to global projects and digital initiatives of the Operations & Technology team, e.g.

  • Expansions into new markets.

  • Support digital transformation in other regions.

Regional Strategy:

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

  • Ensure digital solutions support expected business growth (in existing and new countries), scale of operations and operational excellence, and yield quantifiable business benefits for clients and MFIs.

  • Support the Regional Head (“RH”) in global strategy development for delivering business and impact goals through the use of technology and digital solutions (branchless banking, digitalized paper-less operations, online products and services).

Capacity building:

  • Ensure that MFIs - and new locations - have the skills and competencies both within IT and business functions to introduce and use technology to maximum effect. Identify deficiencies that need to be addressed, and provide skills training and capacity building as needed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • BA in a technology related discipline.

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

  • A Project Management certification (AGILE, PRINCE 2, LEAN / SIX SIGMA, PMI etc.) and Project management and office tools experience (e.g. Microsoft Project, Office tools).

  • 5+ years of experience in the Financial Inclusion sector, driving digital transformation in one or more MFIs.

  • 5+ years of project management experience working to recognized PM methodologies.

  • Experience of leading successful microfinance/banking systems implementations.

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

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

  • Experience working on a project that has developed / implemented mobile money and automated financial service solutions.

  • Experience of building and managing relationships with Fintech and/or technology companies.

  • Influential communication and achieving results through others (without a line-management relationship) including across multiple time-zones and cultures.

  • Proven commitment to partnering with others and collaborative work, with ability to navigate matrix reporting lines and a federated organizational structure.

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

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred:

  • Master degree in technology / finance.

  • Information Security management knowledge.

  • Previous work experience in the locations where VisionFund operates is preferred but not required.

  • Experience in Data management and reporting.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel internationally up to 25 % of the time.

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

Marketing Coordinator

Marketing Coordinator (Sponsorship Experience)

Salary: £ 21,326 per annum, depending on experience + good range of benefits

Contract: 12-month Fixed Term 36.5 hours per week

Based: Milton Keynes (Hybrid)

World Vision works with the most vulnerable children, so they’re empowered to overcome poverty and injustice, and experience fullness of life. Inspired by our Christian faith, we serve alongside children – of all faiths and none – through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy in almost 100 countries.

With over 70 years of experience, our work with communities, donors, partners, and governments transforms lives and creates opportunities for better futures for vulnerable children – even in the toughest places.

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

Job Purpose

We have an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Coordinator to join the Sponsorship Experience team. In the team we love the fact that each day is different - from creating concepts, briefing, copywriting, and design, through to project and agency management, data selection, analysis and insight.

Within this role, you'll support the delivery of key multi-channel marketing campaigns and field communications to give sponsors a high value experience that increases sponsor loyalty and retention and deepens engagement between the sponsor and child. You'll have the opportunity to truly immerse yourself within a busy marketing environment, providing support on our flagship marketing campaigns.

In the Sponsorship Experience team, we love that each day is different. This role will include a varied day-to-day life, gathering content, proof reading, copywriting, storyboarding videos, handling data, or updating online content on our sponsor portal - My Sponsorship, so strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task are key. There will also be the chance to manage day-to-day relationships with stakeholders so good relationship building skills are a must, as is the ability to articulate constructive feedback to designers, copywriters, and colleagues overseas.

Our Christian identity underpins everything we do, so 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 click here to view the full job description

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

Closing Date for applications: 2nd February 2022

Interview Dates: TBC

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.

Programme Communications Lead

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The job purpose of the role is to communicate the key features, benefits and performance of the WV United programme for the United 4 digital marketing platform, through Partnership-wide communications across multiple channels.

The objective of the communication is to:

  • promote United 4 across the Partnership to bring offices on board the platform

  • advocate the benefits of new releases and how they can be utilised effectively by offices on the platform

  • publicise the performance of the platform across Key Performance Indicators to offices and stakeholders

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Communications Strategy:

  • Develop and enhance communication strategy for the United Programme to increase awareness of the programme, improve effectiveness of communication channels and grow engagement with offices and stakeholders.

Internal Communications:

  • Responsible for communications via email and website at the required cadence.

  • Build and update internal marketing packages for United 4 for distribution and use among Partnership offices.

  • Development of United 4 Dashboard which integrates multiple communication channels and updates to offices.

  • Develop templates for communication to be used across the platform, such as in Help articles, Release Notes, Platform Updates, Platform Broadcasts.

  • Measure effectiveness of communications through analytics and surveys to continuously learn and improve.

Build Best Practice:

  • Engage with Stakeholders across the Partnership as well as across digital marketing and charity sectors to explore and incorporate best practice in internal communications.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

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

  • At least five years working in a related field in public relations, communications or marketing, preferably in a global and multi-cultural environment.

  • Experience of internal communications and /or change management and/ or in digital marketing.

  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills. Good interpersonal skills; able to work with people at all levels and across cultures.

  • Good networker who is effective at working with others.

  • Able to work autonomously as part of a virtual team.

  • Experience in using digital marketing tools and software, including websites, Content Management Systems, Google Analytics, Performance Dashboards.

  • Fluency in English.

Preferred:

  • Sees the bigger picture. Understands how digital marketing objectives and communications fit with overall Partnership objectives and communications strategy, objectives, activities and guidelines

  • Understands the principles of communications planning, audience and message identification.

  • Able to work with technical specialists, cut through their jargon and simplify.

Digital Content Lead

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Digital Content Lead is responsible for leading content planning, creation or curation based on business objectives and supporter needs.

This role requires to fuel global marketing platforms with curated, tested and optimised content. Ensure timely development and clear, efficient roll-out of the content plan, content sourcing and development are expected as part of this role.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Content Creation and Optimisation:

  • Use analytical/content management tool (currently SEMRush) for Topic Research, Keyword Research and develop well-structured copy and SEM/SEO-friendly content.

  • Work on a periodic newsletter with all new content and send across to content editors.

  • Monitor the usage of global content and encourage its use.

  • Frequently review and optimise content for landing pages of Child Sponsorship, Childhood Rescue, Emergency landing pages and other forms, based on results from performance measurement and A/B tests.

Content support for website optimisation tests and analytics:

  • Conduct Site Audit and PSI for all country sites periodically and report to the country editors in case of errors in site.

  • Work towards optimising web pages for better performance.

  • Set up web pages for A/B testing

  • Provide content/revised copy for optimisation tests.

Equip content editors:

  • Meet with editors periodically and conduct/facilitate sessions on various topics of interest.

  • Identify pain points and work towards providing a strong support system for editors.

  • Handholding support wherever required, especially during launch.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Proven work experience as a Content Creator, Copywriter or similar role.

  • Portfolio of published articles.

  • Hands-on experience with Content Management Systems (e.g. Umbraco).

  • Excellent writing and editing skills in English, preferably in addition to a second language such as Spanish, French or German.

  • Expertise on SEO.

  • University degree in Marketing, English, or relevant field.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

  • Proficient in use of MS Office tools.

Programme Training Lead

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Programme Training Lead is responsible for planning, organising and implementing training for the United 4 platform. The role holders determine learning needs and deliver solutions that drive performance and continually improve digital marketing capabilities using the platform.

The objective of the training program is to:

  • enhance digital marketing capabilities across offices using United 4 within the World Vision Partnership.

  • ensure users adopt the latest training material on how to use the various modules and integrated tools of the platform.

  • enable offices to maximise the usability of the platform and successful deployment of features on their websites and emails.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Training Strategy:

  • Develop and enhance training strategy for the United Programme to increase digital marketing expertise among users of the platform, improve effectiveness of training materials and classroom sessions and grow engagement with offices and stakeholders.

E-Learning Training Materials and Classroom Sessions:

  • Responsible for developing and updating e-learning training material on the various modules of the United 4 platform, including the Content Management System, United 4 Admin, Integrated tools for emails and Performance Dashboards.

  • Develop and conduct classroom training sessions for beginners, advanced users and senior stakeholders on how to use the CMS and Performance Dashboards.

  • Development of United 4 Training Calendar and Certification, which enables users to enrol for online and classroom training and receive certifications.

  • Update Help Articles to incorporate best practice in self-help, use of video, internal links and surveys.

  • Measure effectiveness of training program through analytics and surveys to continuously learn and improve.

Build Best Practice:

  • Engage with Stakeholders across the Partnership as well as across digital marketing to explore and incorporate best practice in training.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design, Organisational Behaviour, Educational fields, or equivalent work experience.

  • Typically requires 4–5 years of eLearning design and development experience and strong knowledge in multiple types of eLearning software.

  • Understands the principles of communications planning, audience and message identification. Able to work with technical specialists, cut through their jargon and simplify.

  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills. Good interpersonal skills; able to work with people at all levels and across cultures.

  • May require knowledge of and experience with a range of knowledge management tools and techniques.

  • Strong knowledge in digital media, computer graphics and animation.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of a Learning Management System and/or other training tracking systems.

  • Fluency in English.

Senior Humanitarian Manager

SENIOR HUMANITARIAN MANAGER

Salary: £41,346 - £44,500 per annum, depending on experience + good range of benefits

Contract: Permanent 36.5 hours per week

Based: Milton Keynes (Hybrid)

World Vision works with the most vulnerable children, so theyre empowered to overcome poverty and injustice, and experience fullness of life. Inspired by our Christian faith, we serve alongside children of all faiths and none through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy in almost 100 countries.

With over 70 years of experience, our work with communities, donors, partners, and governments transforms lives and creates opportunities for better futures for vulnerable children even in the toughest places.

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

Job Purpose

If you believe your purpose in life was to use your skills and experience in humanitarianism to make a mark on the lives of the most vulnerable in the world take a closer look at this role:

The Senior Humanitarian Manager offers suitably qualified candidates the opportunity to impact the lives of the most vulnerable in fragile states and across the globe, through effective coordination of rapid response initiatives with the WV Partnership, cross-organisationally within WVUK and with key humanitarian alliances, peer organisations and external networks.

We are keen to find a candidate with the following qualities, experience and education:

  • Significant experience in the humanitarian industry, mirroring a keen understanding of humanitarian & development theory processes and practice, and SPHERE, ICRC Code of Conduct, etc., among others;

  • Experience working with, developing and/or managing consortium partners;

  • Strong relational and leadership skills, and experience managing staff;

  • Strong financial management, assessment and design experience;

The role will require you to:

  • Work in alignment with WVUKs Disaster Management Approach, managing the cross-organisational coordination of WVUKs emergency response, incorporating work with the DEC, private appeals and emergency grant funding;

  • Closely monitor the competitive humanitarian institutional donor landscape and emerging crises, whilst keeping your finger on the pulse of the dynamic humanitarian context;

  • Develop and expand partnerships with other UK-based humanitarian NGOs, institutional donors and the private sector;

  • You will work in collaboration with the Senior Humanitarian & Conflict Policy Advisor and members of the wider internal Humanitarian Emergencies Operations Committee;

  • Other areas as outlined in the Job Description.

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 click here to view the full job description

Please upload your CV of full employment history explaining any gaps of employment and 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.

**Please note that you MUST hold the Right to Work in the UK documentation**

Closing Date for applications: 11 February 2022

Interview Dates: TBC

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.

Legacy Relationship Executive

Legacy Relationship Executive

Salary: £27,152 per annum, depending on experience + good range of benefits

Contract: Fixed term for One year, full time (36.5 hours per week with one evening per week) or part time

Based: Milton Keynes/hybrid

World Vision works with the most vulnerable children, so theyre empowered to overcome poverty and injustice, and experience fullness of life. Inspired by our Christian faith, we serve alongside children of all faiths and none through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy in almost 100 countries.

With over 70 years of experience, our work with communities, donors, partners, and governments transforms lives and creates opportunities for better futures for vulnerable children even in the toughest places.

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

Job Purpose

To grow the future legacy income of World Vision through building relationships with some of our longest serving supporters and asking them to consider leaving a gift in their will and following up our supporters who have expressed an interested to convert them to pledgers. You will have a fantastic, warm phone manner and a passion for excellence and making a difference to the lives of the children we serve.

You should be comfortable being on the telephone,and have previous telemarketing experience in either sales, account management or customer service, with a good level of written English. Ideally, you are results driven and focused on delivering above and beyond.

World Vision has over 100,000 supporters around the UK and this job is focusing on our supporters who have been supporting us for over 10 years and really love sponsoring a child and helping our cause. You will be mainly thanking our sponsors and ensuring they are getting the best experience, keeping them informed, updated and asking them to consider a gift in their will. Its a role where you can really build some fantastic relationships and the people you are calling quite often have time to chat and want to talk to you!

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.

Please clickhere to view the full job description

Please upload your CV of full employment history .This mustbe accompanied with a covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.

Closing Date for applications: 28 January 2022

Interview Dates: TBC

**Please note that you must have the Right to work in the UK, and se reserve the right to close the advert early if we receive enough applications.**

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.

Senior Business Development Accountant

Senior Business Development Accountant

Salary: £39k 42k depending on experience + good range of benefits

Contract: Permanent 36.5 hours per week, flexible working options.

Based: Home based at present, with Milton Keynes / hybrid arrangement

World Vision works with the most vulnerable children, so theyre empowered to overcome poverty and injustice, and experience fullness of life. Inspired by our Christian faith, we serve alongside children of all faiths and none through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy in almost 100 countries.

With over 70 years of experience, our work with communities, donors, partners, and governments transforms lives and creates opportunities for better futures for vulnerable children even in the toughest places.

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

Job opportunity

World Vision UK (WVUK) is recruiting for a Senior Business Development Accountant to join its Programme Finance and Compliance (PFC) team. The role of the PFC team is to support sustainable, efficient and compliant acquisition of funds from government and institutions, and the delivery of overseas humanitarian and development programmes.

This new role is an integral part of the PFC team and will involve supporting the development and submission of applications for both grants and commercial contracts. You will bring financial expertise, project management skills and commercial acumen to every stage of the bid development process. Your insights will enable decision makers to understand the risks and rewards at stake, and you will co-lead the submission of financially sound, successful bids that further WVUKs mission.

You will work in a supportive, multidisciplinary team of other finance and compliance colleagues, and have exposure to different departments and people at a range of levels in the organisation, including senior stakeholders. You will line manage two Programme Finance Officers, coaching them to achieve their best.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with an interest in a commercial finance role to be part of supporting our important work to help improve the lives of the worlds most vulnerable children.

The individual

We see you being a fully or nearly qualified accountant with strong business partnering and project finance experience. You will have experience of supporting business development either in the international development or in other industries that compete for and deliver large scale, multi-year projects.

On a personal level you will be culturally aware, a collaborative team player with a strong customer focus and ability to develop strong relationships across a wide range of people at various levels. This is an ideal role for someone seeking a role with responsibility and to work for a leading international NGO, as part of a dynamic and capable team. This role requires a flexible and proactive approach. A commercial mind-set, ability to learn at pace, and strong coaching skills are essential characteristics.

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 click here to view the full job description

Please upload your CV of full employment history explaining any gaps of employment and 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.

**Please note that you MUST be holding the Right to work in the UK documentation as unfortunately this role is not sponsored**

Closing Date for applications: 11th February 2022

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.

Senior Contracts Acquisitions Manager

SENIOR CONTRACTS ACQUISITION MANAGER

Salary: : £41,346 - £44,500 per annum, depending on experience + good range of benefits

Contract: Permanent 36.5 hours per week

Based: Milton Keynes (Hybrid) or London

World Vision works with the most vulnerable children, so theyre empowered to overcome poverty and injustice, and experience fullness of life. Inspired by our Christian faith, we serve alongside children of all faiths and none through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy in almost 100 countries.

With over 70 years of experience, our work with communities, donors, partners, and governments transforms lives and creates opportunities for better futures for vulnerable children even in the toughest places.

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

Job Purpose

As the Senior Contracts Acquisition Manager, you will lead the contract acquisition processes and strengthen WVUK’s ability to manage commercial contracts from institutional funders. This will encompass the coordination of pre-positioning as well as submission, and you will provide active guidance and support to other Portfolio Managers undertaking commercial contract acquisitions.

You will work closely with the Senior Contracts Manager and WVUK Legal Counsel to identify contract risks inherent in bid, contract and sub contractual agreements, and input into programme design.

We are keen to find a candidate with the following qualities, experience and education:

  • A graduate with experience of submitting commercial contracts and experience working with and developing and/or managing consortium partners.

  • You will be a highly organised person, able to manage expectations and prioritise competing demands.

  • Proactive and tenacious in identifying and pursuing new funding opportunities, you know what it means to be commercially minded and are financially astute and risk aware, with keen risk management skills, you have been proven to possess a thorough approach to risk mitigation and management.

  • You will have experience of supplier relations and meeting their technical and financial requirements and a familiarity and confidence in navigating relevant procurement and financial legislation.

  • Strong relational, interpersonal and capacity building skills.

The role will require you to:

  • Work collaboratively across several key stakeholders and their respective teams within WVUK and the wider WV Global Partnership (Field Offices, Regional Offices and World Vision International (WVI)).

  • Effectively engage and manage relationships with external networks, including tender and contract partners.

  • Assess WVUK’s capability and capacity to engage in selected opportunities.

  • Support training developed by the Senior Contracts Manager.

  • Other areas as outlined in the Job Description.

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).

** We reserve the right to interview candidates and close the ad ahead of the closing date should a strong candidate be identified **

**Please note that you MUST hold the Right to Work in the UK documentation**

Closing Date for applications: 12 February 2022

Interview Dates: TBC

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

Please click here to view the full job description

Please upload your CV of full employment history explaining any gaps of employment and 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.

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.

Programme Administrative Assistant

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Programme Administrative Assistant is responsible for supporting the WV United Leadership team in administrative tasks that would typically include assistance with the following:

  • Recruitment of new hires and their onboarding and liaison with People & Culture for team related matters

  • Set up and processing of contracts, processing of invoices for contractors, maintenance and payment of fees for United software

  • Maintenance of spreadsheets for Budgets, Forecasts, Finance Chargeback and liaison with WVI Finance Teams and Partnership offices

In addition, this role would also be involved in providing similar Administrative Support for other Global Digital Platforms, as required by Senior Director, Global Digital Platforms.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

P&C Co-ordination for WV United:

  • Assist with processes involved in recruitment of new hires across WV United.

  • New Starter Processes and Onboarding of new hires.

  • Liaison with P&C for team related matters, including equipment, policy, training.

Finance Co-ordination for WV United:

  • Assist with processing and set up of expenses, contracts, invoices for contractors, suppliers and consultants on WV United.

  • Maintain subscription of various tools and software used across WV United and ensure timely renewal.

Budgets, Forecasts and Chargebacks for WV United:

  • Maintain and update spreadsheets for Budgets and Forecasts across Global Digital Platforms.

  • Co-ordinate with WVI Finance and Office Finance teams for Chargebacks.

Administrative Support for other Global Digital Platforms:

  • Assistance with tasks similar to those defined about for other digital platforms.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Diploma in Accounting, Business, Finance, or equivalent work experience.

  • Typically requires 1-3 years of financial accounting and administrative experience, preferably in a multi-national environment.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

  • Proficient in use of MS Office tools.

App Product 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:

We are looking for an App Product Manager to join our team in World Vision during this exciting time of organisation-wide digital transformation and revitalisation of World Vision’s child sponsorship experience.

The App Product Manager (IT Manager III) role is responsible for leading the design and development of the new global Mobile App for World Vision in alignment with agreed global roadmap and strategic goals of the organization. In collaboration with stakeholders across local and global teams, this role will provide global leadership in the intersection of marketing and technology and will be responsible for successful delivery of the global Mobile App product to be launched to World Vision child sponsors in several markets within the next year.

This role has a responsibility for activities that contribute to planning, creating and implementing an IT vision and strategy for global Mobile App aligned with the company’s strategic business plan. They own the development of global standards, technology architecture, technology evaluation and deployment as well as user interface and experience of the global Mobile App. They manage small to large teams of people responsible for developing and delivering IT solutions for the business and customers. Each role within this job family provides technical and business leadership to their organizations as well as to the business.

App Product Manager is involved in the full systems life cycle of the global Mobile App and therefore are responsible with the assigned teams and partners for user experience and interface design, business and technical requirements, technical design, coding, testing, and implementation that is delivered according to business requirements on time, within budget and in alignment with the agreed roadmap and strategic goals. Responsibilities include participation in component and data architecture design, technology planning, product evaluation, advanced testing processes and buy vs. build recommendations as well as user testing and related user experience and interface enhancements. Individuals

also provide input to project plans related to the global Mobile App initiative.

IT Leaders are also responsible for analyzing trends in technology, assessing the impact of emerging technologies on the business, providing solutions to address technology and business issues, and managing financial resources while ensuring the development of high-quality technology solutions. These solutions must be developed at the best possible cost and be aligned with customer and business needs while establishing relationships with employees and key internal and external stakeholders. They are also responsible for participating and leading the development of an IT governance framework that defines the working relationships and sharing of IT components among various IT groups within the organization.

To be successful, individuals must possess a combination of business, technical and leadership skills and competencies. This requires an understanding of client’s business needs, processes and functions. They also need a solid knowledge of IT infrastructure, architecture, applications development and support, networks, and computer operations. In addition, individuals working in this job family must have excellent communication skills and the ability to influence others.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Business and IT Strategy:

  • Implements the tactical components of the IT strategy at an Enterprise level.

  • Works with business partners across fundraising offices and global functions to understand business needs.

  • Develops high level scope, leads product roadmap and defines backlog items that guide the Agile software development team.

  • Manages the development and implementation of global Mobile App to support business strategy.

Change Management:

  • Embraces and executes change through frequent, communication to staff and clients about the change and the impact of the change (individual and business).

  • Consistently advocates for the change.

  • Coaches staff through the change.

  • Identifies and removes obstacles to change.

Governance:

  • Provides input into demand management process and executes on plan.

Architecture & Design:

  • Provides input to technology planning within a functional area.

  • Implements solutions consistent within current context of overall architecture

  • Identifies and oversees documentation of business and technical requirements.

  • Oversees creation and review of technical design specifications and signs off final requirements

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

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

Project Planning:

  • Participates in all project planning processes within a functional area.

  • Leads strategic planning and provides guidance and expertise on UX/UI, system options, risk, cost vs. benefits and impacts on business processes and goals.

User Experience:

  • Oversees user experience and user interface design, development and enhancements in collaboration with key stakeholders

  • Possesses a fundamental understanding of end-to-end customer experience integration and dependencies

Process Improvements:

  • Implements defined process improvements.

  • Increases understanding of Agile practices, Lean Startup, new technologies opportunities and other new trends.

Finance:

  • Participates in the development of IT budgets.

  • Tracks and takes appropriate steps to stay within budget.

  • Provides high-quality services at optimal cost to customers.

  • Measures service performance and implements improvements.

IT Technology Development:

  • Develops and implements technologies to improve the performance of a business efficiency and effectiveness.

Service Level Agreements (SLAs):

  • Participates and provides input to the SLA development process.

  • Ensures internal SLAs are met.

Vendor Management:

  • Provides advice and counsel to the vendor relationship decision-making and contract development processes.

  • Reviews service provider performance.

  • Identifies and confirms performance problems and notifies contract managers.

Resource Management:

  • Meets regularly with team to gather work statuses.

  • Discusses work progress and obstacles.

  • Provides advice, guidance, encouragement and constructive feedback.

  • Ensures work, information, ideas, and technology flow freely across teams.

  • Establishes measurable individual and team objectives that are aligned with business and organizational goals.

  • Documents and presents performance assessments.

  • Recognizes and rewards associates commensurate with performance.

  • Implements organizational practices for staffing, EEO, diversity, performance management, development, reward and recognition, and retention.

Workforce Planning:

  • Identifies the roles, skills and knowledge required to achieve goals.

  • Ensures staff has the resources and skills needed to support all work initiatives within the assigned function or Center of Competency (COC).

  • Participates in IT workforce deployment activities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

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

  • Requires experience in supervising and building relationships with people at a variety of levels.

  • Typically has 7 to 10 years of relevant IT and business work experience.

  • Requires demonstrated ability to launch and deliver a single IT project on time and within budget with a customer-first mindset.

  • Understanding and experience with Agile methodologies.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred:

  • Strategic thinking with attention to detail and bias for action.

  • Proactive, self-starter with excellent project management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks effectively.

  • Proven leadership experience of managing a team.

  • Interpersonal skills and developing relationships with team members and customers.

  • Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills.

  • Overall understanding of technologies used in the product.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally.

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