Finance & Accounting Manager, VisionFund

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

VisionFund International (VFI) is a wholly owned and controlled subsidiary of World Vision International (WVI). VFI’s role is to facilitate the funding and stewardship of World Vision’s microfinance entities all over the world.

This position will work with the Finance Operations & Transformation Director and CFO to maintain appropriate financial controls and accounting standards, which enable quality financial reporting of both VisionFund International and its affiliated Microfinance Institutions (MFIs). Reporting to the Finance Operations & Transformation Director, this role will lead the Accounting and Administration Team responsible for production for VFI’s standalone financial statements, and the underlying monthly accounting process, as well as overseeing the administration of borrowings, investments, billings and procurement.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leader of Accounting & Tax Function in VFI, with direct oversight of Accounting Manager.

  • Ensure appropriated financial controls and accounting process are in place, including bank and GL account reconciliations, along with a thorough and effective review process for all financial transactions and reports.

  • Drive efficient and accurate monthly accounting process to produce monthly financial statements and reconciliations.

  • Manage all intercompany accounts receivable (A/R) and related invoicing to MFIs for any reimbursable expense (including MFI staff on VFI payroll), as well Partnership Fees. Maintain and track monthly A/R statements with detail by MFI.

  • Lead global accounting and Finance Manual policy and MFI compliance.

  • Lead Administration function - borrowing, investment and MFI billing administration and maintenance function, including managing staff and processes for collection of revenues, disbursements of funding, payment of expenses, and tracking of data.

Lead Administrative and tax reporting production and compliance:

  • Manage VFI’s reporting requirements to external lenders and WVI, including management of all required lender reporting formats.

  • Analyze performance against all debt covenants and prepare regular Lender compliance certificates.

Lead External Audit Management:

  • Manage production of annual consolidation for VFI and WVI affiliated MFIs.

  • Interface with VFI and WVI external auditors.

  • Manage and track audit testing requirements assigned for WVI affiliated MFIs.

Lead GC procurement and T&E. Use/management of Provision (WV Procurement system) and Travison (WV T&E system). Manage, control and quality check compliance by users against policy.

Carry out additional responsibilities, projects and analysis as assigned by CFO and Manager such as ad hoc analysis requests and data queries.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent.

  • Expert Excel user (advanced formula functions, VBA coding, database query/link).

  • Familiar and comfortable with large data sets and use of data management systems and tools (SQL, access, etc.)

  • Ability to analyze and define solutions to financial problems in a multi-national, multi-currency environment.

  • Familiar with and able to research accounting standards (US GAAP and IFRS).

  • Team player – will have demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively across cultures.

  • Demonstrated capability as a leader and manager of staff.

  • 8 years’ experience in financial reporting, analysis and accounting (specifically in multi-national, or multi-entity environment).

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • CPA and/or MBA preferred.

  • Familiarity with consolidation of financial statements.

  • Written and verbal communication in Spanish and/or French helpful.

  • Accounting/Banking/finance experience preferred.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Director, Foreign Exchange and Risk

*Preferred position location: New York, NY. Other possible locations within the United States of America or Canada where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Director, Foreign Exchange and Risk will oversee Global Treasury’s foreign exchange risk management function and support Partnership entities to manage other aspects of financial risk, including but not limited to yields, inflation and capital markets concerns. The leader of this critical business function will participate with Global Treasury management in senior-level finance meetings to identify the scope and breadth of global financial risk, coordinate multiple financial risk specialties to determine appropriate strategies to meet Partnership objectives, and oversee execution of such strategies. Coordinating such strategies represents a tremendous challenge given differences in structures, relationships and resources, but it will be critical nonetheless for the Director, Foreign Exchange and Risk to understand Partnership objectives enough to determine potential risk exposures and recommend (and coordinate) strategies for execution. Furthermore, they will represent the Partnership’s global financial risk function before banks and brokerages, ensuring the pricing and availability of financial risk products and services.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Educating and advising National Offices, WVI branches and other Partnership entities, including VisionFund, to understand the implications of foreign exchange risk on their businesses.

  • Determining planning rates to be used for budgeting and forecasting purposes, including foreign exchange rates, yields and inflation rates, as appropriate for each Partnership entity’s context.

  • Overseeing Global Treasury’s management of foreign exchange exposures through spot and forward hedging, including managing market orders and call levels where appropriate;

  • Managing Global Treasury’s counterparty risk, including ensuring counterparty credit facilities are sufficient for World Vision’s needs and maintaining a counterparty risk strategy (allocation due to capabilities based on credit risk exposure by duration).

  • Supporting Global Treasury’s continual process improvement efforts under the guidance of the Global Assistant Treasurer.

  • Overseeing board- and management-level reporting with regards to foreign exchange risk management performance; and

  • Supporting other financial risk concerns throughout the Partnership as appropriate.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Minimum seven to ten years’ experience in financial risk management and risk-based trading, or (ii) master’s degree in finance or related, and three to five years’ experience in financial risk management and risk-based trading.

  • Demonstrated ability to utilize Bloomberg for financial and market analysis.

  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including both listening and speaking.

  • Interest in developing professional relationships (both internal and external to the Partnership), for the purpose of advancing the global financial risk management function.

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or related field.

  • Understanding of portfolio management, including assessing potential investments considered for inclusion in Partnership portfolios, rebalancing existing portfolios according to agreed parameters, and determining appropriate strategies for the numerous investment climates in which the Partnership is present.

  • Experience assessing potential risk management strategies according to fundamental and technical considerations.

  • Experience in, or working knowledge of, asset/liability management.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage personnel, work with peers in a collaborative environment, and support senior management.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Familiarity with Bloomberg, Kyriba, and other systems often utilized in corporate treasury environments.

  • CFA, CTP, CMT, or similar certification.

  • Master’s degree in finance or related field.

  • Ability to speak multiple languages and/or experience working overseas preferred.

  • Familiarity with a corporate treasury or corporate finance environment.

  • Experience reading legal agreements related to financial contracts and/or relationships (in particular, understanding key business terms and risks).

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Global Customer Relationship Management Associate

*Preferred position location: Manila, Philippines or Accra, Ghana where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

This position will be responsible for supporting Level 2 (and Level I, and any other level, if needed) and out of scope request attending internal and external clients and securing optimal services are provided.

To do so she/he will monitor SLA performance and will follow up on internal indicators. She/he will create reports and coordinate with lead process review and changes to ensure services are provided as requested. He/she will as well support excellence in customer service. The CRM Associate will report to the Global BSD Lead for SSC, working closely with him/her and the BSD team members to achieve group and individual objectives.

The CRM Associate will perform functions related to Master Data Management (MDM), general business support to customers, Coding, Global Expense Management System, GS support, and any other service that is assigned to the BSD unit, plus any special project requested, regardless of the location of the customers. The CRM Associate will show medium level expertise (technical SME) in at least two of the above mentioned functions, but must support all of them in different levels and times based on work distribution by the BSD Lead and the requirements of the customer, the day-to-day process, and the follow-the-sun model. The CRM Associate is a cross trained, multitasking person, willing to help the customer in any possible way. He/she, must be a hands-on medium level expert for his/her team and the internal and external customers. BSD internal Level 1 and 2 support.

Responsible for supporting at least two of the services with medium level of expertise (either GC/GPO, GEMS, General Customer Support, MDM (including coding), or any new service assigned to the BSD team) To accomplish the job purpose, the person will be the responsible for complying with the Customer Service protocols and all its components.

Responsible for any other duties or projects assigned in relation with customer relationship.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Technical SME Medium Level Support:

  • Responsible for supporting at least two of the services with medium level of expertise (either GC/GPO, GEMS, General Customer Support, MDM (including coding), or any new service assigned to the BSD team) --

  • BSD internal Level 1 and 2 support—

  • Responsible for supporting external including up to Level 2 and out of scope request attending internal and external clients and securing optimal services are provided.

General Support of BSD Processes and Services:

  • Support all other BSD services (current or new) including up to medium Level 2 of expertise. That is all other services that the BSD provides to the customers, besides the process here medium level of expertise is performed. E.g. GC/GP, GEMS, General Customer Support, MDM (included coding), or any new service assigned to the BSD team.

Operational SLA Compliance, Reporting and Metrics:

  • Comply with the operational SLA s agreed with the customer to achieve: process, team and individual performance. Achieving and/or exceeding the KPIs defined via SLA.

  • Metrics and Indicators - Ensure that customer expectations in regards to performance, meeting defined metrics/benchmarks, standards and processes are followed to provide effective customer service and meet requirements.

C-SAT (Customer Satisfaction) and NPS (Net Promoter Score):

  • Comply with the goal agreed within the SS to achieve, the process, team and individual performance on customer satisfaction and net promoter score.

Training, Projects, and AD-hoc Duties:

  • Support the delivery of training with medium level of expertise.

  • Out of scope services - Project manage and develop solutions and recommendations for out of services like new projects assigned, new processes transitioned that require BSD service, non-recurrent customers’ requests, specific data uploads, help with training requested by a third party, and others that may arise and not limited to the examples mentioned here.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s/College Degree or Technical or University qualification in administration, customer service, industrial engineering, operations, project management, or related field.

  • 2-3 years’ experience.

  • Or equivalent work experience. College degree preferred.

  • Technologically savvy.

  • Strong analytical thinking.

  • Solid relationship building skill set, both internal and with internal customers.

  • Experience with ERPs and CRMs or related tools.

  • Experience with specific processes relevant to WV Operations and NGOs recommended.

  • Strong presentation abilities and impact while addressing the customers with service information, reports, and other relevant data.

  • Green belt certification desired.

  • Customer Service techniques and protocols.

  • Full command of English language (written and spoken).

  • Desirable: Spanish, French, or Portuguese (written and spoken).

Preferred:

  • Listening skills and service orientation.

  • Decision making skills.

  • Communication skills.

  • Negotiation techniques.

  • Conflict resolution.

  • Time management and organizational skills, deadline focused with strong attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Self-directed with the ability to work independently, but also to coordinate and consult effectively as part of a team, and escalate when needed.

  • Ability to work and supervise remotely.

  • Customer Service.

  • WV processes.

  • Knowledge of sourcing and purchasing Strategy.

  • P2P Process

Knowledge of WVI desirable:

  • Policy and procedure

  • Finance knowledge

  • System knowledge

  • Product knowledge

Cross-cultural sensitivity.

Data management.

Contact centres, customer relationship management, business analytics, shared services centres, training, procurement, customer service.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

IT Operations Lead - South Asia and Pacific

*Preferred position location: Manila, Philippines. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in Asia where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The IT Manager III role is responsible for managing and maintaining global IT processes and standards relevant to their area. They manage one or more IT processes within one functional area and provide services to one or more global field office locations.

Individuals within the IT leadership job family have responsibility for activities that contribute to planning, creating and implementing an IT vision and strategy aligned with the company’s strategic business plan. They oversee the development of corporate standards, technology architecture, technology evaluation and transfer. 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.

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 to understand business needs.

  • Manages the development and implementation of IT initiatives 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:

  • Provides input to technology planning within a functional area.

  • Implements solutions consistent within current context of overall architecture.

Process Improvements:

  • Implements defined process improvements.

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 AND ABILITIES:

  • 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.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred:

  • ITIL v4 Certification (minimum v3).

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Financial Analyst

*For WV internal applicants only.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

This position will contribute to the well-being of the world’s most vulnerable children by ensuring that World Vision maintains the principle of Wise Stewardship, which is necessary to achieve our global strategy, Our Promise. This position is responsible for key financial reporting and analysis for the Financial Planning, Reporing & Analysis (FPRA)-SO team. With Excel and Power BI as the main reporting environments, this position will be responsible for the production of several key analyses focused on the financial performance of the partnership and individual Support Offices (SOs). This position will leverage our partnership data via our data warehouses and Power BI datasets to design and produce reporting and analyses to equip finance and WVI senior leadership with timely, accurate and insightful information.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

With a mindset of continuous improvement, produce reports and analyses for the FPRA-SO team, with the ultimate audience of global finance and WVI senior leadership. This includes:

  • Partnership Financial Performance Reporting

  • SO Multi-Year Forecasting

  • Global Balance Sheet

  • Liquidity and Cash Flow Analysis

  • Reserves Analysis

  • Field Office Local Income Reconciliation

  • SO and FO Funding Reconciliations and Funding Forecasts

  • Ministry Funding Streams Analysis

  • SO Financial Performance Commentary

Participate in the validation and review of the monthly data consolidation process, including identifying opportunities for improvement and efficiency in validation.

Review monthly and quarterly financial results to understand key drivers of variances and trends, spot outliers or concerning trends, and summarize findings for FPRA-SO leadership. After a collaborative review, follow up with Support Offices and Field Offices accordingly to ensure our understanding of trends and to prompt any corrective action which is necessary. This includes partnership with the FPRA-FO team.

Thoroughly validate and reconcile Support Office data in various databases and financial reports to ensure consistency.

Collaborate with GFS and Support Office finance teams to facilitate specific data, reporting and analysis needs as a part of key strategic initiatives. This includes initiatives such as the End to End Review of Costs, Strengthen Revenue and SO Fund Accounting.

Create and maintain various financial ad hoc reports, analyses and presentations for groups across the partnership. This requires in depth understanding of our data and speed and efficiency to modify existing reports or create new reports from scratch. This will ensure the requests are answered in a timely matter, and FPRA-SO adds value by providing partners with the key insights and takeaways they need.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • At least 2-4 years of experience in accounting and/or financial reporting and analysis, preferably in a non-profit environment.

  • Experience working in a multi-cultural, geographically-dispersed work environment.

  • Experience customizing financial report templates that fit the needs of stakeholders.

  • Bachelors' Degree in Business Admin, Finance, Accounting or related field.

  • In-depth knowledge of full accounting cycle and the ability to interpret financial reporting.

  • Advanced MS Excel skills.

  • Advanced MS PowerPoint skills.

  • Intermediate MS Power BI skills.

  • Proven ability to analyze data in order to provide clear summaries and insights, and the ability to recommend solutions and correction to errors and data integrity issues.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including intercultural communication.

  • Organized and self-motivated with ability to work with colleagues from other teams and countries.

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to identify problems and develop innovative solutions.

  • Detail-oriented, proactive and able to multi-task.

Preferred:

  • Knowledgeable in Sun Systems.

  • Licensed CPA or equivalent is desired but not required.

Analyst, Global Treasury

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Analyst, Global Treasury will support Global Treasury’s cash management and financial risk management functions. They will be responsible for ensuring success of key treasury processes, including settlement of transactions, reconciliation of cash balances; forecasting of Global Centre liquidity; collaborating with GC Accounting, Field Finance and FRSC to address key questions regarding Global Treasury activities and ensure a common understanding of critical assumptions; extracting relevant qualitative and quantitative data from periodic reports from Global Treasury’s banking and risk management partners; and other similar duties.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with key Partnership finance stakeholders to forecast GC cash flow and liquidity requirements.

  • Ensure that GC bank accounts are reconciled in a timely manner. Identify gaps in assumptions and resolve with Global Treasury’s banking partners.

  • Liaise with Field Finance, FRSC and GC Accounting to address and resolve issues and concerns related to Global Treasury activities.

  • Provide comprehensive view of global currencies and markets to Global Treasury’s financial risk management function in order to ensure that it sets strategies using timely and relevant assumptions and data.

  • Support essential Global Treasury responsibilities and functions, as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, primarily Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in any field that requires strong cognitive skills, plus an interest in developing a career in treasury.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills, including both listening and speaking.

  • Interest in developing professional relationships (both internal and external to the Partnership), for the purpose of advancing the global treasury function.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with peers in a collaborative environment, and alone in an entrepreneurial environment, and to continually support senior management.

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

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge of Treasury Management Systems.

  • Knowledge of Cash Management.

  • Familiarity with a corporate treasury or corporate finance environment.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 1 week a year.

  • Ability to work from home with segregated space as home office.

Child Sponsorship Business Coordination Partner

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The CS Business Coordination Partner contributes to the communication and implementation of a portfolio of initiatives and processes with Field Offices and/or Support Offices. It is responsible for the development and maintenance of close and effective work relationships with field/support offices participating in the initiatives/processes, and for communicating and coordinating activities. It serves as the point of contact to connect the GC project teams and the participating offices.

The role involves cooperating with key people from the project management group of the Sponsorship Global Coordination Services team (SGCS), and collaborating with specific group of RO/NOs/SOs in order to achieve objectives of multiple projects/processes supported by the SGCS. It supports the planning, monitoring, dissemination and reporting requirements of the SGCS. It provides streamlined communication and centralized coordination for/with Field Offices / Support Offices to achieve the objectives of multiple projects and initiatives.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project implementation, communication & representation, conflict/problem identification and resolution, and risk management:

  • Work directly with field/support offices and the project management services group of the SGCS to complete planned activities within established timeline and through agreed process. Contribute to the overall success of the portfolio and program objectives of the SGCS.

  • Monitor and report to project coordinator/manager the progress of multiple activities, including follow-up and tracking of responses and submissions of required project documents.

  • Assist project management services group in gathering and analyzing information for project reporting and work planning.

  • Apply communication tools, protocols and processes to help develop and maintain positive customer relationships with participating field/support offices.

  • Disseminate project information to participating offices.

  • Provide regular updates to the participating RO/NO/SO about project/process status, progress, issues.

  • Organize, prepare and facilitate regular and ad-hoc face-to face or online meetings and activities with field/support offices.

  • Bring to GC project meetings the interests, request, questions, concerns of participating offices.

  • Escalate to Manager and project leads all issues, support needs, business risks that emerge from activities and engagements with participating offices.

  • Coordinate with field/support offices the implementation of work-around/resolution to address issues or manage risks, including connecting GC teams with the field/support office.

  • Perform other duties as may be required by the project with approval from manager.

Contribute to work planning, improvement of work processes/tools, and development of the CS Business Coordination Partners group:

  • Participate and actively contribute in the regular integrated work planning of the CS Business Coordination Partners Group.

  • Support the periodic review of the processes, protocols, templates, tools used by the group by providing feedback, sharing lessons and recommending improvements.

  • Participate in service quality reviews; Assist manager in implementing improvements or changes.

  • Train or coach new CS Business Coordination Partners or other team members – develop and implement training/coaching plan as needed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Management or related field.

  • Diploma or course in Project Management, Management or related field

  • 3 to 5 year experience in project management or coordination or related role in a multi-national or INGO

Preferred:

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

  • In-depth knowledge and skills in planning and project management. Use of generally accepted project management tools.

  • Proven knowledge of project management, including 2 or more years managing projects.

  • Diploma or certification in project management desired.

  • Strong analytical, organizational, problem solving and time management skills. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation and administrative abilities. Competent in the use of Microsoft Office computer programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Business Intelligence Analyst/Developer III

*Preferred position location: Manila, Philippines or India where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The position will perform data analysis and modelling on large datasets at a global-scale, visualization, and analytics for the Partnership Data Capability. Focus on the potential impacts of emerging technologies such as big data, predictive analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, mobile, and AR/MR applications.

  • Perform hands-on data analysis and modeling with huge data sets for Partnership Data Capability.

  • Discover data sources, import them, clean them up, and make them “portal-ready”.

  • Create advanced analytic models using statistics, AI, machine learning and deep learning methodologies.

  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.

  • Create and maintain optimal data pipeline architecture.

  • Statistical modeling, model fitting, machine learning, data mining on large datasets.

  • Dive deep into a wide range of data (Horizon, FRSC, VFI, Advocacy, Faith & Development, and Sectors etc.) to identify opportunities and recommend solutions.

  • Research and work with Data Analytics and Architecture teams to implement new technologies that will facilitate better data integrity, reliability, and enrichment of the portal.

  • Run regular tests and statistical analysis, draw conclusions on the accuracy of the data.

  • Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using Python, SQL and AWS technologies.

  • Perform ad hoc data mining, exploration, and statistical analyses on complex problem statements.

  • Write ETL pipelines to make data available for training and testing models both offline and in production.

  • Working with Geo spatial and Satellite data and linking to economic indicators.

  • Work with data and analytics experts to strive for greater functionality in our data systems.

  • Identify unexplored data opportunities for the business to unlock and maximize the potential of digital data within the organization.

  • Support ongoing technology evaluation process and proof of concept projects.

Create data tools for analytics and data scientist team members that assist them in building and optimizing our product into an innovative industry leader.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project/Work Planning:

  • May lead workstream planning process from inception, technical design, development, testing and delivery of BI solutions.

  • Participate in project management estimation process.

  • Assists in planning, implementation of data identification.

  • Analyze functional business processes and requirement.

  • Manages and plans for BI services.

Business Requirements:

  • Work with business partners to develop and analyze business intelligence needs.

  • Provides input to business requirements and functional specifications for the design and implementation of solution.

  • Interprets business requirements and determines optimum BI solutions to meet needs.

  • Interfaces with business partners to identify and provides input to new technology opportunities that will have an impact on the enterprise wide BI systems.

  • Leads interviews with end users to determine the requirements for data, reports, analyses, training, data quality and performance.

Design/Develop:

  • Work with Architects to design and develop BI applications/solutions.

  • Analyzes and tests new releases/versions of BI applications/solutions in order to determine rollout schedule, technical compatibility and identify and resolve integration issues.

  • Analyzes, designs, and develops query parameters, layout, filters, and analytics for business solutions.

  • Enhances the performance of business intelligence tools by defining data profiling, data to filter and index that adds value to the user.

  • Designs and develops and optimizes enterprise wide information “views” and custom reports.

  • Provides technical direction for the development of reports keeping usability, security and data integrity.

Testing:

  • Lead or provide technical direction for the planning, designing, and execution of testing efforts.

  • Develops, executes and documents test plans.

  • Reviews test plans and monitors testing process to ensure that business results are tested.

  • Provides support to test streams.

  • Resolves issues based on test results.

Support:

  • Provides adhoc, warranty, and post implementation phase support.

  • Troubleshoots solution outputs.

  • Recommends improvements of BI applications.

  • Optimizes BI applications or performs report and query tuning to improve performance.

  • Supports and helps manage external resources, such as service providers and vendor field support.

Info Quality Assurance:

  • Provides input to the development of information quality metrics.

  • Creates data quality tickets, as needed.

Research/Evaluation:

  • Researches tools, frameworks and mechanisms for data analytics.

  • Interfaces with vendors to keep abreast of new technologies, pricing and customer applicability.

  • Participates in vendor evaluations.

Policies, Standards, Procedures:

  • Adheres to current standards.

  • Provides input to policies, standards, and procedure for the form, structure and attributes of the BI tools and systems.

Training:

  • Designs and delivers end-user training and training materials.

  • Trains users to transform data into action-oriented information and to use that information correctly.

Coaching/Mentoring:

  • Provides guidance, training, and problem solving assistance to other team members.

  • Mentors less-experienced individuals.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Experience:

  • 5-7 years of professional industry experience doing quantitative analysis. An advanced degree (MS, PhD) in a quantitative field (e.g. Computer Science, Econometrics, Physics) a plus.

  • Bachelors or MS or equivalent in Data Science / Computer Science/ Information technology/ Statistics/ Applied Mathematics or another quantitative field.

  • Minimum 2+ years of related hands on experience as Data Scientist in real-time projects.

  • Hadoop/Spark/Java/AWS or Azure certifications or Data Analytics certifications is an advantage.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Has experience with statistical modeling, machine learning, deep learning, optimization and other DS techniques.

  • Has experience in modeling, validating, importing, cleaning and transforming data with the purpose of extracting insights for decision making purposes.

  • Extensive knowledge on Supervised and Unsupervised learning models.

  • Big Data/Data Lake - Should be well versed with Hadoop, Spark, Experience with Cloud based services a plus - Google Cloud, AWS, Azure services used for Data storage and Data ingestion/ transformation like S3, ADF, Glue etc.

  • Prior experience in building and deploying various machine learning models (KNN, Decision Trees, Clustering, Artificial Neural Networks).

  • Prior experience in building statistical techniques (Regression, distributions etc...)

  • Strong analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets.

  • Expertise in designing and testing experiments.

  • Exposure to Conversational platform like ChatBots (good to have).

Tools & Technology:

  • Experience using statistical computer languages (R, Python, Matlab, etc.) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets. Preferred: Strong knowledge of Python and/or Java.

  • Prior experience in working with Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence methods using Python or R.

  • Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases.

  • Hands on experience in extraction, mining and transformation and presentation of data on various reporting tools like Power BI, Tableau, etc.

Soft Skills:

  • Solid communication skills: Demonstrated ability to explain complex technical issues to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time.

Finance Analyst – WFP SO Hub

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

This position will support the World Food Programme Support Office Hub (WFP SO Hub) in terms of financial management of all WFP projects on behalf of the participating Support Offices. This position will support multiple SOs and will be working with field offices implementing WFP projects.

Using various reporting and analytical tools as well as databases, and by coordinating with multiple SO and FO teams, this position will review and validate WFP documents, book revenue and income on behalf of the SO, propose commitments on the budget system, and participate in project close-out.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Financial management of World Food Programme projects for the WFP SO Hub, notably:

  • Review and validate project documents related to the WFP projects participated by Support Offices.

  • Propose commitment in MyPBAS based on the review conducted.

  • Monitor the pending CSS/CTSS and back-up documentation from DMT-IMR.

  • Ensure that all commitments in MyPBAS are complete and booked in timely manner.

  • Prepare the Booking Information Sheet and the journal entries for endorsement to Support Offices and Corporate Accounting.

  • Process Settlement Advices from Field Offices.

  • Ensure that all auditable documents are saved in a storage that can be accessible to SOs.

  • Monitor and ensure compliance to accounting, reporting or finance checklist of the Support Offices.

  • Review Financial Reports and endorse to the participating Support Offices.

  • Create reports that will be beneficial in the review of projects of the participating Support Offices.

  • Monitor and review the financial performance of field offices and identify risk areas.

  • Address risk appropriately, and coordinate with management to mitigate and prevent future risk as needed.

  • Reconcile General Ledger Summary.

  • Provide regular monthly/quarterly/annual reports as well as ad-hoc analysis required by the WFP SO Hub Project Team and the Support Offices.

  • Continuously improve, develop or provide intelligent advice and recommendations in the development of reporting and analytical tools, templates, systems and processes to increase efficiency, accuracy and productivity of reporting and analysis (e.g. automation).

  • Clearly and adequately present to stakeholders. Participate and contribute in discussions, conferences or working groups as needed.

  • Be the main point contact with Support Offices in relation to concerns relating to the WFP Projects.

  • Escalate concerns to DMT and Field Office, if necessary.

  • Support, participate and work closely with DM- Finance to process WFP Project Close-out.

  • Attend and participate in meetings, team events, conference that may be assigned.

  • Attend and participate in chapel services, daily and group devotions.

  • Promote World Vision’s values through example and hold self and others accountable for the same across the team.

  • Perform all other duties that may be assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • 3 years of work experience, preferably in an international NGO or similar environment.

  • Has experience in all areas of finance and accounting, preferably in an international development, non-profit or multinational organization. Audit experience is an advantage.

  • Ability to thrive in a multi-cultural, geographically dispersed work environment.

  • Bachelor or University degree in Accounting, Finance or Business.

  • Proficient user of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Power BI.

  • Very good written and verbal communication in English.

  • Able to work with several functional managers or stakeholders and is able to effectively communicate with all levels in the organization (verbally and in writing).

  • Demonstrated ability to think independently and critically, self-learn and self-manage, and perform detailed and complex analysis. Has the confidence and competence to identify problems and recommend solutions and best practices.

  • Excellent ability to prioritise and to allocate time and resources effectively.

  • Results-orientated work approach and ability to escalate effectively, if required.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Ability to work independently and willingness to take ownership/make decisions within area of responsibility.

Senior Business Intelligence Analyst/Developer

*Preferred position location: Manila, Philippines or India where WVI is registered to operate.

*Two positions available.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Perform data analysis and modelling on large datasets at a global-scale, visualization, and analytics for the Partnership Data Capability. Focus on the potential impacts of emerging technologies such as big data, predictive analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, mobile, and AR/MR applications.

  • Perform hands-on data analysis and modeling with huge data sets for Partnership Data Capability.

  • Discover data sources, import them, clean them up, and make them “portal-ready”.

  • Create advanced analytic models using statistics, AI, machine learning and deep learning methodologies.

  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.

  • Create and maintain optimal data pipeline architecture.

  • Statistical modeling, model fitting, machine learning, data mining on large datasets.

  • Dive deep into a wide range of data (Horizon, FRSC, VFI, Advocacy, Faith & Development, and Sectors etc.) to identify opportunities and recommend solutions.

  • Research and work with Data Analytics and Architecture teams to implement new technologies that will facilitate better data integrity, reliability, and enrichment of the portal.

  • Run regular tests and statistical analysis, draw conclusions on the accuracy of the data.

  • Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using Python, SQL and AWS technologies.

  • Perform ad hoc data mining, exploration, and statistical analyses on complex problem statements.

  • Write ETL pipelines to make data available for training and testing models both offline and in production.

  • Working with Geo spatial and Satellite data and linking to economic indicators.

  • Work with data and analytics experts to strive for greater functionality in our data systems.

  • Identify unexplored data opportunities for the business to unlock and maximize the potential of digital data within the organization.

  • Support ongoing technology evaluation process and proof of concept projects.

  • Create data tools for analytics and data scientist team members that assist them in building and optimizing our product into an innovative industry leader.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project/Work Planning:

  • Lead workstream planning process from inception, technical design, development, testing and delivery of BI solutions.

  • Participate in project management estimation process.

  • Assists in planning, implementation of data identification.

  • Analyze functional business processes and requirement.

  • Manages and plans for BI services.

Business Requirements:

  • Work with business partners to develop and analyze business intelligence needs.

  • Provides input to business requirements and functional specifications for the design and implementation of solution.

  • Interprets business requirements and determines optimum BI solutions to meet needs.

  • Interfaces with business partners to identify and provides input to new technology opportunities that will have an impact on the enterprise wide BI systems.

  • Leads interviews with end users to determine the requirements for data, reports, analyses, training, data quality and performance.

Design/Develop:

  • May work with Architects to design and develop BI applications/solutions.

  • Analyzes and tests new releases/versions of BI applications/solutions in order to determine rollout schedule, technical compatibility and identify and resolve integration issues.

  • Analyzes, designs, and develops query parameters, layout, filters, and analytics for business solutions.

  • Enhances the performance of business intelligence tools by defining data profiling, data to filter and index that adds value to the user.

  • Designs and develops and optimizes enterprise wide information “views” and custom reports.

  • Provides technical direction for the development of reports keeping usability, security and data integrity.

Testing:

  • May lead or provide technical direction for the planning, designing, and execution of testing efforts.

  • Develops, executes and documents test plans.

  • Reviews test plans and monitors testing process to ensure that business results are tested.

  • Provides support to test streams.

  • Resolves issues based on test results.

Support:

  • Provides adhoc, warranty, and post implementation phase support.

  • Troubleshoots solution outputs.

  • Recommends improvements of BI applications.

  • Optimizes BI applications or performs report and query tuning to improve performance.

  • Supports and helps manage external resources, such as service providers and vendor field support.

Info Quality Assurance:

  • Provides input to the development of information quality metrics.

  • Creates data quality tickets, as needed.

Research/Evaluation:

  • Researches tools, frameworks and mechanisms for data analytics.

  • Interfaces with vendors to keep abreast of new technologies, pricing and customer applicability.

  • Participates in vendor evaluations.

Policies, Standards, Procedures:

  • Adheres to current standards.

  • Provides input to policies, standards, and procedure for the form, structure and attributes of the BI tools and systems.

Training:

  • Designs and delivers end-user training and training materials.

  • Trains users to transform data into action-oriented information and to use that information correctly.

Coaching/Mentoring:

  • Provides guidance, training, and problem solving assistance to other team members.

  • Mentors less-experienced individuals.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Experience:

  • 7-10 years of professional industry experience doing quantitative analysis. An advanced degree (MS, PhD) in a quantitative field (e.g. Computer Science, Econometrics, Physics) a plus.

  • Bachelors or MS or equivalent in Data Science / Computer Science/ Information technology/ Statistics/ Applied Mathematics or another quantitative field.

  • Minimum 4+ years of related hands on experience as Data Scientist in real-time projects.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Has experience with statistical modeling, machine learning, deep learning, optimization and other DS techniques.

  • Has experience in modeling, validating, importing, cleaning and transforming data with the purpose of extracting insights for decision making purposes.

  • Extensive knowledge on Supervised and Unsupervised learning models.

  • Big Data/Data Lake - Should be well versed with Hadoop, Spark, Experience with Cloud based services a plus - Google Cloud, AWS, Azure services used for Data storage and Data ingestion/ transformation like S3, ADF, Glue etc.

  • Prior experience in building and deploying various machine learning models (KNN, Decision Trees, Clustering, Artificial Neural Networks).

  • Prior experience in building statistical techniques (Regression, distributions etc...)

  • Strong analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets.

  • Expertise in designing and testing experiments.

  • Exposure to Conversational platform like ChatBots (good to have).

Tools & Technology:

  • Experience using statistical computer languages (R, Python, Matlab, etc.) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets. Preferred: Strong knowledge of Python and/or Java .

  • Prior experience in working with Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence methods using Python or R.

  • Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases.

  • Hands on experience in extraction, mining and transformation and presentation of data on various reporting tools like Power BI, Tableau, etc.

Soft Skills:

  • Solid communication skills: Demonstrated ability to explain complex technical issues to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Hadoop/Spark/Java/AWS or Azure certifications or Data Analytics certifications is an advantage.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time.

Finance Analyst - Region

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

This position will act as a liaison between Financial Reporting Services Centre (FRSC) and the Regional Offices with the main purpose of addressing the specific needs of the region.

This position is primarily responsible for providing specialized financial and accounting information and analyses to pre-defined stakeholders. Using various reporting and analytical tools, and using analytical and technical skills, this position will be responsible for specialized, complex or large financial analyses assignments required by stakeholders.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide reports and analyses to support the financial analysis requirements of the Regional Office and respective NOs.

  • Develops new and effective tools, template and techniques for NO financial reporting and analyses, thus rendering better services to the clients.

  • Works on the uniform measures in the National Office financial reporting. Involves on the overall initiatives on various scorecards and KPIs for the region.

  • Train key finance staff in the national offices to do financial analysis and to train these staff in using the various OLAP and SunSystems tools/templates to do analysis.

Management and Technical Services:

  • Provides technical advice and management advisory services pertaining to diverse and complex problems and analyses as requested by the Regional Office.

  • Conducts meetings to encourage interaction and the exchange of ideas, concerns and proposals from various stakeholders (RO, NO, and other groups/departments within or outside FRSC) to facilitate project delivery and improved services.

  • Performs and/or supervises examinations of the adequacy and effectiveness of WV National Office financial reporting standards, practices and policies; recommends changes to enhance operating efficiencies in the region.

Represent FRSC on regular regional finance meetings and consultations.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor's or University Degree in Accounting.

  • Has an extensive knowledge and experience in all areas of finance and accounting.

  • Excellent multi-tasking and organization aptitudes.

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience preferably in an international NGO environment or the like.

  • Can thrive in a multi-cultural, geographically dispersed work environment.

  • Able to work with several functional managers or stakeholders.

  • Certified Public Accountant (preferred but not required).

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong Financial Reporting and Analysis competency. Preferably someone who has good experience on data analysis.

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint and PowerBI; and the ability to quickly learn and use other software packages like OLAP, data extraction, reporting tools, etc.

  • Skilled in preparing complex management reports on a timely basis.

  • Good communication and collaboration skills.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Application Developer III-G

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

Individuals working in an Application Developer III role work on multiple projects that may span a broad range of applications as a project team member, sometimes as a project lead. Individuals working as a Sr. Application Developer require expertise in multiple technical environments and business knowledge that spans one or more business areas.

Individuals must be able to adjust to constant business change and as needed to proactively plan for changes that are likely to occur. Common types of changes include introduction of new organizations through mergers and acquisitions, the separation of parts of organization (as subsidiaries, or when the business changes direction), evolving goals and strategies and emerging technologies. These changes require integration of solutions that can impact the overall system development activity. Application Developers also provide client support, consultation and subject matter expertise for system development, maintenance and support.

Individuals within the Application Development job family work closely with clients, business analysts and team members to understand the business requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions. These solutions must be aligned with business and IT strategies and are in compliance with the organization’s architectural standards. Application Developers are involved in the full systems life cycle and therefore are responsible for designing, coding, testing, implementing and supporting application software that is delivered on time and within budget. Responsibilities beyond development of software may include participation in component and data architecture design, technology planning, product evaluation, advanced testing processes and buy vs. build recommendations. Individuals also provide input to project plans related to the Application Development initiative.

Application Developers have a strong knowledge of programming languages used by the organization. They have experience in systems design and have a solid understanding of development, database development, testing, and integration methodologies. Knowledge of current and emerging IT products, services and processes is required.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project Planning:

  • Participates in all project planning processes.

  • May develop work plan timelines and manage work flows to meet project timeframes.

Application Portfolio Mgt:

  • Works with Applications Team Lead and ‘operations team’ and architects to ensure the practical, smooth, effective application retirement which may include any data migration, planning of application de-coupling, and staging and phasing of work to ensure smooth, risk-free application retirement.

Data Requirements:

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

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

Design:

  • Identifies technical requirements.

  • Creates technical design specifications and assists and reviews technical design specifications developed by junior levels.

Code and Test:

  • Codes applications or enterprise-wide software systems using a disciplined development process and in accord with the company’s standard development process (SDLC).

  • Integrates solutions with other applications and platforms outside the framework.

  • Creates data extracts and reports from system based requirements.

  • Develops, executes and documents test plans.

Deployment:

  • May lead in the deployment of new modules, upgrades and fixes to the production environment.

  • Makes modules production-ready by moving them to libraries, completing forms, following procedures, completing version control documents, etc.

  • Ensures modules are production-ready.

Maintenance (break/fix):

  • Provides ongoing maintenance of applications.

  • Leads review sessions where patterns of development and break/fix metrics are reviewed as part of standard process for optimizing IT development processes.

Production Support:

  • Provides Level 2 and 3 production support.

  • Troubleshoots existing information systems to identify errors or deficiencies and develops solutions.

Performance Management:

  • Evaluates existing applications and platform and provides recommendations for improving application performance by conducting gap analysis, identifying feasible alternative solutions, and assisting in the scope of modifications.

  • Participates on teams that outline the process and scope out the improvements that can be realized through the application solution.

Documentation/User Guides:

  • Documents functions and changes to new or modified modules and test activities/results and other areas such as error handling and backup/recovery procedures.

  • Assists in the development of user guides and training documentation for systems.

Standards, Policies, and Procedures:

  • Adheres to standards and procedures.

  • Reviews modules for quality assurance and checks compliance with applications standards and Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

  • Helps to define the company’s standard development process (SDLC).

  • Periodically works with Application Developer Team Lead to review and revise company’s standard development process (SDLC) in alignment with changes in corporate and business goals, and as required by IT architectural standards.

Technology Evaluation and Research:

  • Evaluates new application packages and tools and performs research on best practices.

  • Provides recommendations for solutions.

Training:

  • May prepare and present formal training to IT staff, as needed.

Coaching/Mentoring:

  • Provides technical coaching and mentoring to less-experienced team members.

  • Provides technical guidance or system process expertise.

  • Develops reports and presentations for senior management, as needed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Programming/Systems, Computer systems of other related field. Or equivalent work experience.

  • Has a broad level of understanding surrounding information systems and application architecture standards. Ability to analyze and interpret complex problems or processes that span multiple business areas.

  • Ability to identify and understand requirements and develop alternate solutions.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Typically requires 5 – 7 years of application programming and analysis experience.

  • Experience designing, developing and testing applications using proven or emerging technologies.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

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