EMERGENCY RESPONSE ROSTER

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

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

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

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

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

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

Minimum Eligibility Requirements for all Emergency Response Roster Positions:

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

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

  • Experience directly managing staff during humanitarian emergency responses.

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

  • Demonstrated management of budgets in emergency response settings.

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

  • English proficiency; written and verbal.

  • Grant Acquisition Management experience in your personalized expertise.

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

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

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

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

  • Response Director

  • Operations Director

  • Programmes Strategy & Development Director

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

  • Communication and External Engagement Manager

  • Human Resources Manager

  • Support Services Manager

  • Finance Manager

  • Information Management Manager

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

  • Grant Acquisition and Management Manager

  • Cash Programming Manager/Specialist

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

  • Health Manager/Specialist

  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager/Specialist

  • Nutrition Manager/Specialist

  • Education in Emergencies Manager/Specialist

  • Livelihoods Manager/Specialist

  • Protection Manager/Specialist

  • Child Protection ManManager/Specialist

Reputation Communications Director

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

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Reporting to the Senior Director, Public Engagement, the Reputation Communications Director is a senior role proactively and reactively directing the development of reputation protection and building activities. They will lead two teams with distinct areas of communitions skills and responsibilities.

This director is responsible for maintaining World Vision’s reputation during crises and faced with risks. They will lead the risk communications team that handles emerging incidents and reputational crises in the partnership and ensures there are strong policies, procedures and protocols for these responses offices across the partnership and globally. This Director will work directly with global media and other influential external partners and stakeholders to shape their understanding of and trust in WV.

They will also direct a creative and technical digital properties team that develops and control all of the digital channels of World Vision Internationsl (WVI) (WVI.org, fb, Instagram, twitter etc.).

The postholder will fully understand the relationship between trust drivers, the impact of crises, and the increase in positive reputation and will use this knowledge to significantly build trust in the organisation in order to grow influence, impact and income.

This role will work closely with the Senior Director, Public Engagement and the Senior Director, Communications and others in the global marketing and communications core team to identify and promote opportunities for building trust and reputation in line with the global partnership strategy. Able to act on their own, the postholder will work closely in partnership with others, including members of the Executive Leadership Team, Regional Leaders and Support Office (SO) and regional executives, Evidence & Learning, Global Resource Development (GRD), External Engagement & Advocacy and Faith & Development, providing advice and guidance to ensure reputation is managed and maintained through change and operational actions.

Working closely with the Brand Director, this postholder will ensure all reputation building activities are on brand and build and support the partnership and Global Communications strategies.

The position will be responsible for directing a team of communications experts in crisis management and digital communications, ensuring partnership capacity is in place for strong responsive comms for global issues and crises, developing evidence based communications that convey who we are, our core values, demonstrate our Christian Identity and build our reputation with powerholders, supports and the humanitarian sector and maintaining best in class digital properties for WVI.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Set the strategic directions and lead a team of communications experts in crisis management and digital communications, ensuring partnership capacity is in place for strong responsive comms for global issues and crises, developing evidence based communications that convey who we are, our core values, demonstrate our Christian Identity and build our reputation with powerholders, supports and the humanitarian sector and maintaining best in class digital properties for WVI.

  • Provide leadership to Risk Advisors team to ensure global capacity for incident responses and ensure policies, protocols and training are consistently reflecting best practice. Advise and guide senior leadership in the partnership on Tier 1 and 2 responses to issues that threaten to harm the WV brand and reputation, and deal directly with global media and other partners during these incidents.

  • Strategically lead the digital properties team in developing and maintaining best-in-class digital channels for WVI, including WVI.org and all affiliated National Office, campaign and functional websites and microsites, fb, twitter, Instagram and youtube channels and any emerging digital channels.

  • Engage with executives in WVI and across the partnership to create and ensure alignment and that executives are champions of the digital strategy.

  • Work closely with the Senior Director, Public Engagement and the Senior Director, Communications and others in the global marketing and communications core team to identify and promote opportunities for building trust and reputation in line with the global partnership strategy. Work closely in partnership with others, including members of the Executive Leadership Team, Regional Leaders and SO and regional executives, Evidence & Learning, GRD, External Engagement &

  • Advocacy and Faith & Development, providing advice and guidance to ensure reputation is managed and maintained through change and operational actions.

  • Identify, develop and champion reputation building activities that take account of trust drivers and build positive organisational reputation and ensure these are used in WVI channels, and in offices across the partnership. Use organisational and communications strategies as a springboard to develop and maintain improvements to global reputation and engage the voices of leaders in the org as well as children, communities and partners.

  • Work closely with the Brand Director to ensure all reputation building activities are on brand and build and support the partnership and Global Communications strategies.

  • Lead the development of corporate materials that will grow trust in the organization eg, World Vision Guide, Global Annual Reviews in line with the organizational brand and strategy.

  • Play an active senior role and provide strategic crisis management and branding approach in the Operations Management Team and lead digital comms networks for the partnership. In this strategic approach and the active role in the digital comms networks is considering the relationship between trust drivers, the impact of crises, and the increase in positive reputation and will use this knowledge to significantly build trust in the organisation in order to grow influence, impact and income.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Post Graduate degree or equivalent in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or a related field.

  • 10+ years working in a communications role, preferably within World Vision.

  • 10+ Experience with successful crisis management.

  • Experience developing high-level communications strategies based on insights and research, and gaining senior stakeholders’ ownership and buy-in for the strategies.

  • Thorough understanding of World Vision’s ministry and issues including children, poverty, relief, sustainable development, donor engagement and food aid.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; able to win the confidence of a broad range of different stakeholders.

  • Thorough understanding of media, its likely interests, demands and expectations.

  • Thorough understanding of crisis and issues management.

  • Good understanding of private, public and institutional donors, as well as other partners, and their expectations and needs for information during a crisis.

  • Experience of working in cross-cultural environments, sensitivity to multicultural social, religious and gender issues.

  • Strong analytical skills, able to clearly assess and evaluate issues and alternative strategies.

  • A self-starter, able to identify the key issues and mobilise senior stakeholder support.

  • Excellent writing skills.

  • Familiarity with general legal concepts such as confidentiality, liability, contractual obligations etc.

  • Experience working with lawyers for legal advice and counsel.

  • Understand transparency and accountability trends and issues in the humanitarian sector.

  • Understanding of internal communications and of ways in which staff can help build and maintain reputation.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Understanding of what builds and detracts from trust and reputation.

  • Multi-lingual ability an advantage.

  • Crisis communications experience.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Senior Director, External Engagement

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

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

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

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

Examples include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Manage budget.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Advise WV leadership on industry thinking and new developments.

  • Provide overall leadership to EE Advisory Group.

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

  • Provide guidance for the development of strategic global partnerships.

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

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

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

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

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

  • English language fluency.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent communications skills, verbally and written.

  • Excellent trends and political analysis skills.

  • Excellent team leadership and management skills.

  • Strong understanding of World Vision Partnership and Our Promise.

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

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Director – Resource Development, Impact & Evidence

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To provide overall leadership and technical oversight in resource mobilization, building evidence of impact of WV work in Sudan. To drive growth and diversification in resource acquisition and partnerships, particularly grant income for World Vision Sudan by engaging with partners, donors, governments, multilateral and private donors to achieve WV Sudan’s overall strategic objectives. Strategically supporting World Vision Sudan teams and partners by ensuring that all grant funded projects are implemented with high success and in close coordination with the Operations team. Enhancing donor communications, engagement, and confidence by strengthening and maintaining World Vision Sudan’s brand identity through regular engagement, ensuring donor compliance and supporting effective and efficient management of all grant-funded projects.

The Program Impact Evidence and Resource Development Director will ensure strategy objectives are met by providing leadership in the design and monitoring of all WV Sudan programs, and ensuring that teams of technical managers/experts are providing technical support and guidance to the operations department, which is responsible for the program implementation. Program design will be aligned with Our Promise and be continuously enhanced through both formal and informal reflection and learning processes, that are informed by strong data of impact and evidence with engagement of a range of internal and external stakeholders.

Ensure quality assurance and impact in programs through application of innovation and good practices, provision of monitoring tools, capacity building and management.

The success of this position will be evaluated based on mentioned vital success factors:

  • Funding growth: Increased income through strategically influenced partnerships and funding strategies to Support WV Sudan’s country Strategy. Established diversified and sustained funding strategies, models and increased funding portfolio.

  • Networking: Networked well with multiple-stakeholders internally and externally, and ensured effective management of donor intelligence. Enhanced donor relations and increased retention rates through a strategic pipeline of donor engagement.

  • Proposal quality: A high percentage of WV Sudan program/projects that are consistent and fulfill the agreed quality standards for programs as defined by WV as well as donors.

  • Program effectiveness and impact: Developed exceptional high quality quantitative and qualitative data collection methods and program monitoring tools to demonstrate high impact and results.

  • Program quality: A high percentage of WV Sudan program/projects that are consistent and fulfill the agreed quality standards for programs as defined by WV as well as donors.

  • Leadership: Exhibits the ability of managing a team of Program officers and technical specialists. Provide the Resource Development & Impact Evidence (RD&IE) department a united, visible, and strong leadership presence and instilling new strategic thinking and a culture of learning.

The role will ensure that WV Sudan is an externally facing organization, engaging a variety of stakeholders for the purposes of coordination, learning, income generation and grant management.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy Engagement:

  • Support in the development/review of the Country Strategy in alignment with Our Promise.

  • Support functional leads in cascading the strategy to departmental plans and targets.

  • Develop and oversee effective and efficient implementation of resource development plan in line with the National Office strategy.

  • Give strategic direction to the RDI&E department, ensuring that it remains innovative in business development.

  • Lead the team to prioritise use of available time and resources through wise stewardship and to develop a sustainable portfolio of grant.

  • Ensure that grant acquisition supports achievement of strategic priorities.

  • Monitor National/Donor trends to maintain competitiveness.

  • Ensure program portfolio is directed according to set management standards.

  • Develop and monitor standards, guidelines and approaches for quality business development processes and monitor its compliance.

  • Ensure there is a coordinated strategic engagement that identifies and prioritizes key external stakeholders and creates clear points of engagement locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Resource Acquisition:

  • Provides leadership in proposal development according to donor specifications and WVS strategic sector focus.

  • Lead the processes of resource mobilization to execute WV Sudan Strategy.

  • Ensure that the Annual GAM Business Plan and targets are set in line with the WV Sudan National Program Strategy.

  • Undertake and lead grants marketing plans.

  • Provide leadership and management support in proposal writing, forming consortia and follow up with donors to ensure complete and smooth transition to the Operations team who implement the programs.

  • Ensure that the proposal development and related processes include standardized approaches for budget, procurement and personnel planning and monitoring.

  • Ensure that the resource acquisition management system effectively standardizes processes for identifying and establishing priority sectors and opportunities, assessing risk and managing project cycle.

  • Ensure that all risk assessments for all identified opportunities are complete and that WV Sudan is compliant with all GAM related policies and procedures.

  • Identify market opportunities, monitor donor trends and growing grant funding from governments and multilaterals in collaboration with the Regional Resources Acquisition and Management Team Leader and the WV support offices (SO’s).

  • Oversee and manage the grant submission and acquisition process at country level, liaising with SOs and Regional office colleagues to ensure necessary program, financial and technical inputs (co-financing, compliance, thematic expertise, etc.)

  • Ensuring that the office has a strong robust GAM knowledge management framework and system that is easily accessible to all staff.

Donor Engagement:

  • Developing and coordinating WV Sudan Donor Cultivation Plans.

  • Lead compilation and fine tuning of professional reports ensuring they are presented in a timely manner and meet donor / Support Office (SO) requirements.

  • Build strong relationships and credibility with donors, using program impact and evidence base to inform program needs, policy revisions and strategic alliances with key stakeholders.

  • Lead and guide the development of strategic funding relationships with key government and multilateral donors, liaising with colleagues in at the regional office and SO’s.

Program Effectiveness and Quality:

  • Lead a team of technical/sectoral managers/experts that provide relevant technical support in the implementation of all our programs implemented by WV Sudan.

  • Lead the development (and revision) of child well-being objectives in the WV Sudan national strategy in alignment to the Global strategic imperatives.

  • In accordance with national strategy, lead overall program design and quality assurance through a team of Technical/ Sectoral Leads.

  • Accountable for the development of Technical Program and other core program design processes (including grant projects) and ensuring alignment with Our Promise and WV Sudan Strategy.

  • Ensure that all programs remain relevant, innovative and strategy focused through ongoing reflection and learning processes.

  • Accountable for M&E processes within WV Sudan (according to LEAP 3 standards) and for ensuring that high quality data providing appropriate impact, evidence, accountability and achievements in accordance with set targets. Drive on going reviews and continued improvements.

  • The position is also accountable for the bi-annual Child Well-being report.

  • Accountable for ensuring strong information management for all program related (non-financial) information, including compliance with the Horizon MIS.

  • Responsible to ensuring WV Sudan demonstrate evidence of impact of the programs through the production of Impact reports/CWBR as aligned to the WVI partnership.

  • Ensuring all programs/projects are aligned to the Partnership Program quality standards and approaches.

  • As appropriate ensure implementation fidelity of core project models.

  • Establish an integrated monitoring system for all grants and projects implemented in WV Sudan as per the government and partnership standards.

  • Ensure all projects and programs adhere to the Safeguarding policy and accountability systems-PAF.

Networking, Internal/External Coordination and Relationships:

  • Build and strengthen networks and partnerships with strategically identified stakeholders to improve learning, influence competitiveness and visibility to realize sustainable impact on Child Well-being Aspirations.

  • Strengthen and expand networking with government, donor, and NGO and UN bodies to coordinate WV’s work with theirs.

  • Maintain good communication with and represent WV Sudan to Support Offices, key NGOs and Governmental Departments; Participate in joint agency assessments, task-force teams and workshops.

  • Establish, roll out and manage protocols for coordinating communication between ministry units and support offices, key international and national donors and other stakeholders.

Staff Capacity Building and Structure:

  • Analyze and adjust structure for cost, efficiency and effectiveness, determine ‘optimal’ grants portfolio package as well program cash flow.

  • Define roles and responsibilities within WVS by creating essential core competencies and providing support to foster continuous and effective engagement of the grant program.

  • Ensuring that GAM and extended NO staff are building their capacity for enhanced grant acquisition and management, including ensuring that world vision courses and resources are accessible and available for use.

  • Develop strategies to attract and maintain staff numbers aligned to Grant portfolio.

  • Provide leadership in facilitating a high performance management culture, open trustworthy staff relationships and integrity to enhance smooth staff relations and accountability.

  • Provide leadership in staff capacity building in grants acquisition, management and grant compliance as per national, partnership and donor initiatives.

Strategic Reporting and Compliance :

  • Remain sensitive to the political implications of WV’s activities, advising of any indications that the neutral and humanitarian nature of the work is being compromised.

  • Ensures quality and timely preparation and submission of CWBR, divisional strategic plan, annual operations plan, monthly reports and budgets.

  • Strategy reporting and dashboard management.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A minimum of a BSc. in Development Studies or some related field ( Master is preferred).

  • At least 7 years of experience in leading complex grants and programs. Significant experience of government donor relations and fundraising.

  • Well informed on latest humanitarian trends and donor priorities.

  • Deeper understanding in how proposal development and monitoring systems can be used for marketing purposes.

  • A good understanding and preferably prior leadership experience in managing technical teams implementing Health & Nutrition, WASH, Food Security & livelihoods, Education and Child Protection.

  • People management skills. Strong interpersonal and networking skills to work cross organizationally and with different cultures.

  • Be a results orientated leader with the ability to handle a heavy work load, manage and satisfy multiple conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands.

  • Ability to provide spiritual leadership to the team.

  • Ability to communicate effectively.

  • Working knowledge of programs/projects cycle management.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all staff and other key partners.

  • Demonstrate leadership and team building ability.

  • Working knowledge of proposal writing and negotiation skills.

  • Good planning and organizational skills.

  • Computer literate.

  • Commitment to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Working Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field.