Local Partnering Officer

PURPOSE OF POSITION

  • The Local Partnering Officer is responsible and accountable for actively promoting a greater understanding of partnerships within and outside World Vision Burundi.The incumbent will support program assessments, designing, planning, implementing and evaluating partnership related systems and will play a key role in developing the capacity of key /strategic partners and enforce existing community structures. He/she will also be responsible to design a partnership performance evaluation mechanism, facilitate reflections on findings and regularly produce a report with learning to inform constant improvement. He/she will be in charge of monitoring of the implementation of existing partnerships and explore the possibility of new ones for collaborative advantages.

  • To ensure communication of World Vision’s Christian identity and ministry mandate as a child-focused and community-based drive and shape programming and relationships, especially with local partners/community volunteers. The engagement with community volunteers whether directly with WV staff or through local partners needs to reflect WV’s Christian identity and ministry mandate.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To provide technical inputs in proposal writings; support projects, programs through participating in assessments, design, monitoring and evaluation processes by ensuring active involvement of potential local partners in all WVB processes. Ensure technical programs and project models include partnering components for WV program sustainability and community ownershipwork in fragile contexts

  • To coordinate and facilitate strategic partnerships in alignment with national office Strategy through monitoring of the implementation of existing local partnerships as peer protocols and partnering implementation plan.

  • To lead the design and implementation of a local partners capacity building strategy as per the national office priorities and Organizational Capacity Building framework

  • Ensure community volunteers capacity is built to support effectively programs and that volunteers adhere to WV policies and procedure especially safeguarding policy, sexual harassment preventention and WVB code of conduct

  • Spearhead brokering of new partnerships to deliver child wellbeing

  • In collaboration with DME support partnership health check sessions and partners learning and reflection sessions.

  • Support and actively participate in partners’quaterly reflection meetings. Document meetings’ findings for further actions

  • In collaboration with P&C conduct build staff capacity in local partnering for effective partnership

  • Actively participate documenting the impact of local partnering though collecting success stories and participate in partnering networks

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

University degree Project Management, Social sciences, Business Administration, international relations or relevant field, and preferably a masters degree in related fields.

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive work experience in socio-economic development, policy analysis, research and international child or human rights related programming.

  • Practical experience in facilitation of local Partnerships and Networks.

License, registration, or certification required to perform this position:

Specialized training or 3years experience in partnership and networking development in humanitarian organizations.

  • Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate and plan strategically.

  • Creativity

  • Interpersonal relations

  • Negotiation, persuasion

  • Good working knowledge of English.

  • Good computer and Internet skill

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Master community development or Business administration

How to apply:

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

If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process. All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

In case you face challenges applying through the online system, please call HR department for support. The closing date for submission of applications (Updated and signed CV, motivation letter, certificates of service, and Certified Degrees) is January 20th , 2020. No late applications will be accepted.

Important Note:

  • World Vision Burundi does neither use employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews or medical checks.

  • As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children.

  • Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, suitably qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.

Communications Officer

PURPOSE OF POSITION

This position is responsible to support communications Department in WVBs key communication processes, the production and use of key communications resources for donor and public engagement that position the ministry of WV Burundi with in-country and international media; lead external communications on a range of humanitarian and justice issues; direct communications in potential emergency and PR crisis situations; and manage internal communications processes to advance the strategic goals of WV Burundi.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contributing to the production of compelling and issues-oriented fundraising, advocacy and publicity materials (web-based, electronic, print and video) for effective donor and public engagement in country and internationally

  • Participate in communications planning and briefing e.g. press conferences and media interviews.

  • Help in planning and managing communications in response to both slow- and rapid-onset emergency disaster/relief situations – ensuring that the WV Partnership is provided with quality stories, photos and media interviews from the field.

  • Collaborate with the National and regional advocacy teams to effectively roll out Advocacy activities in line with the strategy.

  • Produce consistently and timely feature stories and photos for Sharing with World Vision Partnership-wide website

  • Provide Videography and documentary support in terms of idea formulation, conceptualization and production.

  • Work with Manager to maintain the Audiovisual Production unit for World Vision ensuring efficient use and security of assets.

  • Prepare Provide relevant audio visual communications training to Sub-branch and non-communications staff

  • Ensure that all work done in the audiovisual domain is recorded and billed. Keep an updated record and status of audiovisual assets and manage (store, update & disseminate) video resources for WV Burundi

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  1. BA in journalism, communications or public relations

  2. Minimum 3 years professional experience in journalism, public relations, marketing or Communications

  3. Excellent communication skills in English, French and Kirundi (written and verbal).

  4. Excellent writing skills, with photographic and video skills

  5. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff, the media, the Government, donors and other partners

  6. Ability to generate and maintain effective networks with the media other partners

  7. Demonstrated ability to think and manage strategically, plan and meet deadlines.

  8. An energetic, analytical and self-starting approach to projects that involve significant responsibility.

  9. General experience in project management, with specific experience in the production of diverse and creative communications projects including publications, multi-media, websites/pages, photo and video reports

  10. Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.

  11. Able to travel and work in the field as an essential function of the position.

  12. High level of confidence and confidentiality

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

IT related business administration / project management experience is preferred.

Work Environment:

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

Travel: 35% local travel is required.

On call: 10%

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-burundi. If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process. All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

In case you face challenges applying through the online system, please call HR department for support. The closing date for submission of applications (Updated and signed CV, motivation letter, certificates of service, and Certified Degrees) is January 20th , 2020. No late applications will be accepted.

Important Note:

  • World Vision Burundi does neither use employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews or medical checks.

  • As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children.

  • Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, suitably qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.

Programmes Finance Manager

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The Programs Finance Manager is responsible for providing effective and efficient strategic support to the Finance & Support Services Director in supervising, managing and directing Regional Operations financial management, accountability, planning, and reporting in alignment with our strategic objectives.

The Programs Finance Manager ensures World Vision financial manual and procedures as well the country specific standards and regulations are compiled with, in ensuring efficient use of resources in the national office field operation.

This position supervises Regional Accountants.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Financial Management control and reporting

  • Conduct field visits to review Regional Operations financial records of accounts and control systems / procedures. Train field staff and recommend system improvements if found inadequate.

  • Ensure timely submission of relevant, complete and accurate projects/grants monthly and quarterly finance reports in accordance with WV policies and support offices requirements.

  • Generate and Review financial reports with approved partnership reporting templates for compliance and donor requirements as well FFR review minutes.

  • Manage cash flow and forecasting and develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet programs needs

  • Ensure that cash transactions are well planned, controlled and reported

  • Collaborate effectively with Supply Chain, Administration, Project Managers and Share Services for on-time procurement of good and services for Project implementation as well as on-time payment to vendors.

  • Develop financial management mechanisms that minimize financial risk and maintain internal financial control safeguards/mechanisms and coordinate all audit activities.

  • Conduct reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities to ensure optimal utilization of financial resources.

  • Implement financial policies in accordance with World Vision Field Financial Manual, donor Rules and Regulations and local financial regulations.

  • Ensure Field Financial Reports errors are corrected within 30 days.

  • Ensure all projects accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems are in compliance with appropriate Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, regulatory requirements

Budget Preparation & Management including PBAS and Stewardship

  • Assist field finance staff/Project Managers in preparing and presenting the annual project budget.

  • Ensure accurate annual project budget are complied with partnership budgeting standards and submitted within the timelines.

  • Lead in the monitoring of project annual budget and expenditure to meet the approved annual spend rate and efficiency ratio benchmarks

  • Monitor monthly project cash spending against approved budget and alert the Finance Director on any irregularities.

  • Reconcile all project budgets against PBAS commitment monthly

  • Review alignment of budgets between the National Office, projects, MyPBAS and Support Offices.

  • Monitor the movement of budgets and advise projects accordingly.

  • Analyze spending trends and provide feedback and analysis to SLT, ROMs and field colleagues on areas with significant over- or under spending.

Reconciliations, Audit & Engagement

  • Review monthly bank reconciliation statements of all field bank accounts and follow up on all outstanding items over 30 days.

  • Ensure all balance sheet items are cleared and Account Allocation performed on time.

  • Facilitate internal and external audits and Provide Responses to project financial audit issues for review by FD.

  • Review action plans and ensure implementation of finance audit recommendations within timelines.

  • Liaise with appropriate partner offices regarding financial and accounting issues, escalate issues as per FFM escalation policy

  • Ensure block party screening is conducted for all WVG projects vendors & implementing Partners.

Leadership and Staff management

  • Supervise field finance staff reporting technically to this role and ensure finance objectives are accomplished appropriately and on a timely basis.

  • Ensure Regional Accountants have annual development plans and performance objectives in place and that capacity building is promoted.

Capacity building, General Reviews and Approval

  • Provide training for field finance staff in financial management and budgeting.

  • Train programs and non-finance staffs in understanding and interpretation of financial statements and partnership finance policies and procedures to ensure understanding and compliance.

  • Train finance & non finance staff in fraud awareness and anti-corruption.

  • Review and approve all transactions within your approval level.

  • Ensure all pending Provision Purchase Requisitions are reviewed by financial reviewers on time and follow up on invoices for open POs.

  • Provide targeted training and capacity building for WVG implementing partners.

Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

  • 1stDegree/ACCA/CIMA or Master’s degree in accounting, finance, or international business management

  • Excellent command of Excel and SunSystem

  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken

  • Must be able to work with multiple deadlines and high demands

  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with absolute discretion

  • 5+ years of solid experience in financial management and monitoring systems, preferably of large development programs.

  • Excellent financial and analytical skills;

  • Excellent communication skills for effective reporting on programme financial performance;

Ability to monitor and evaluate financial and monitoring skills of communities through capacity-building efforts;

  • Work in an international/domestic relief and development organization is preferred

  • Knowledge in Gateway to Grants certification is an added advantage

  • Experience in managing Multiyear Projects.

Work Environment:

  • 15% domestic and international travels requires

Numeracy Specialist

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

About the grant : The Department for International Development (DFID) is funding a 4-year, £12 million Teacher Professional Development (TPD) initiative, that is part of the broader Teacher Effectiveness and Equitable Access for All Children Programme (TEACH) in Zimbabwe. TEACH has been designed to contribute to a positive shift in the trajectory of teaching and learning outcomes in Zimbabwe; leaving no child behind. The TPD component is scheduled to launch this year (2020) beginning with six-month Inception Phase followed by multiyear Implementation Phases. The TPD aims to improve the capacity of primary and secondary teachers in Zimbabwe to deliver high-quality education using evidence-based targeted in-service teacher training. World Vision Zimbabwe is currently recruiting for several full and part-time positions to design and deliver this programme.

Please be advised that the position is contingent upon contract award and client approval.

POSITION : NUMERACY SPECIALIST

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides leadership in the development of standards and benchmarks in mathematics in collaboration with Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MoPSE) department of policy planning and research and also teacher departments in local universities, and with the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education Science and Technology Development (MOHTESTD) on teacher training.

  • Supervises the adaptation and development mathematics teaching and learning materials.

  • Supports the national roll-out of the mathematics curriculum, incorporating new methodologies and materials developed by the programme.

  • Supports the development of assessment teaching training materials (formative and summative) for the mathematics skill development of students.

  • Ensures that activities and approaches across geographic areas are complementary and equitable, including under-served populations in need of inclusive education.

  • Provides bespoke technical assistance on mathematics to the TEACH programme, its partners, MoPSE, MOHTESTD and Zimbabwe School Examination Council.

  • Liaises with Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education on technical matters and bears ultimate responsibility for ensuring that children in programme-supported schools achieve improved outcomes in mathematics.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Master’s Degree in education with a specialty in mathematics or another pedagogically-oriented specialty;

  • At least five years of experience in work specifically to improve evidence-based mathematics programming; preferably directed to rural, under-served populations and with experience at a foundational level;

  • At least five years of experience in Zimbabwe and/ or Sub-Saharan Africa is highly desired;

  • NGO / Humanitarian experience in education grant will be an added advantage

  • Experience at delivering coaching and support on education issues at a variety of levels within the education system,

  • Prior proven experience with the development and implementation of evidence-based mathematics materials (and preferably in local languages), training programs, classroom monitoring protocols, and tests and assessments required; EGMA experience (preferred);

  • Fluency in English is required; fluency in local languages is highly desired.

NB: Shortlisting will be done as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Programme Funding Manager, VisionFund

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

*For World Vision internal applicants only.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

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

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

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

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Funding Acquisition:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Project Monitoring, and Management:

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

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

  • Build capacity of MFIs for managing projects.

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

Relationship Development and Networking:

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

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

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

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

Impact & Project Management Initiatives:

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

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

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

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

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

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

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

  • Demonstrated good judgment and cultural sensitivity.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Monitoring and Evaluation Lead, Zimbabwe

*Position contingent upon funding and donor approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Lead for the proposed USAID/Food for Peace -funded Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Zimbabwe.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Lead will provide technical expertise and leadership to generate and analyze quality evidence and data through monitoring, assessments, and evaluations. The M&E Lead will be a technician with demonstrated experience in building or strengthening monitoring systems, quantitative and qualitative analysis, survey and sample design and effectively promoting evidence-based program management.

S/he will also provide technical guidance and supervision of sub-grantees and/or sub-contractors on Monitoring and Evaluation related issues.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Refine and implement the project monitoring and evaluation strategy, and recommend any possible changes based on the lessons learned.

  • Set up operational arrangements for collecting, analyzing, and reporting project data, and for investing in capacity building, to sustain the Monitoring and Evaluation function

  • Coordinate with communities, service providers, and local governments, consortium members and donor representative to reach agreement on the M&E system set up and continuously review the M&E practice to ensure meaningful participation of stakeholders in improving the system

  • Identify information requirements of components concerning planning, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Develop and ensure that the established guidelines on project monitoring and evaluation for different project components are respected by WV team as well as consortium members in alignment with the agreements reached. Coordinate with World Vision staff and sub-grantees staff on meeting the monitoring and evaluation requirements.

  • During the life of the intervention, review the performance indicators and reports produced by different stakeholders and suggest necessary changes.

  • Monitor and report on the performance of the project and suggest measures to improve the monitoring system.

  • Ensure timely and effective communication and information sharing between different stakeholders.

  • Serve as a liaison between the project team, consortium members, project participants and the donor representative to ensure harmonization, shared learning, collaboration and alignment of efforts in monitoring and evaluation.

  • At regional level assess training needs relevant to monitoring, evaluation and information management systems and provide, if required, training to local stakeholders.

  • Prepare TORs for special studies when necessary and participate in the recruitment of any potential consultant that will carry out the study. In collaboration with the COP, review and approve proposed study designs and oversee the work during the studies to ensure protocols are followed to meet internal and external validity requirements of that given study.

  • Review the final report of any study undertaken in the life of this intervention and ensure that the quality standards are met and conclusions are accurate.

  • Facilitate processes according to which consortium members, relevant government representatives and donor representatives are collaborating, reflecting on the M&E data, drawing lessons learned and making recommendations to project leaders for further improvements and adaptations in project implementation for higher efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Prepare quarterly and annual reports, and assist in the preparation of the annual work plans for all consortium members.

  • Ensure that data audits are planned for and are performed on regular basis. Lessons learned are drawn and shared and course correction is undertaken to continuously improve and strengthen the M&E system.

  • Supervise staff that report directly to this position. Conduct regular coaching and implement the Performance Development Management system.

  • Work with the Strategic Learning Lead to ensure high quality, coordinated, and demand driven learning, knowledge management and capacity strengthening activities.

  • Conduct regular field visits to monitor implementation, to ensure compliance with operational procedures and assess progress as well as to deliver technical support to field staff, provide resources, and make clear recommendations on ways to strengthen the program and share learning across programs.

  • Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • A Master's degree or above in a quantitative field (economics, agricultural/development economics, statistics, bio-statistics, nutrition, applied sociology, anthropology, or other relevant subject) with significant training in quantitative methods.

  • Seven (7) years or more relevant experience is required.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading the M&E of a large award (multi sectoral and multi stakeholder US Government funded project).

  • Strong conceptual knowledge about Theory of Changes (ToCs), logic model, food and nutrition security indicators, M&E plans, data quality assurance, data utilization, and gender integration into M&E.

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in developing and operationalizing a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan.

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in developing and operationalizing routine monitoring systems designed to track both output and outcome indicators.

  • Demonstrated expertise in designing annual monitoring surveys including annual beneficiary-based sample surveys, probabilistic sampling strategy and estimating sample size, developing a proper sampling frame and establish appropriate weights, clean, process, store quantitative data.

  • Demonstrated expertise in designing qualitative studies, in-depth knowledge about qualitative sampling, and experience in using interview and interactive tools to generate qualitative information and analysis.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing data quality assurance strategies, data management, use of technology for getting just in time data and data visualization.

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in data utilization strategies and ability to think creatively about active data sharing techniques.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program Monitoring and Evaluation requirements, preferably USAID Office or Food for Peace (FFP) policies.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.

  • Ability to work with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.

  • Experience working/living in countries in Africa. Familiarity with the Zimbabwe context.

  • Strong verbal communication skills, strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Ability to achieve results through partners.

  • Experience as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist required.

  • Experience working with sub grantees and contracts under grants for complex projects.

  • Fluency in English.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Professional licenses, as required in the field and by the donor.

Preferred:

  • Strong management and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Mentoring and facilitation skills.

  • Ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Experience working overseas in low-resource environments.

  • Experience using M&E MIS systems and technology to track program outputs and indicators

  • Ability to use data analysis software such as SPSS, STATA, Epi Info, etc.

  • Other skills and knowledge required for this position can be found in the FSN Network M&E Manager Core Competencies.

  • Previous experience with Development Food Assistance Programs (DFAP)s, Multi Year Assistance Programs (MYAP)s, and/or Development Assistance Programs (DAP)s is preferred.

Work Environment:

  • Mandatory travels to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.

Agricultural Specialist (Crop Science)

Background Information

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

Job Title: Agricultural Specialist (Crop Science)

Location: Bindura

Purpose of the Position:

Provide leadership, coordination and management in implementation of the agricultural extension component of the Ensuring Nutrition, Transforming and Empowering Rural Farmers and Promoting Resilience in Zimbabwe (ENTERPRIZE) grant in compliance with donor/grant requirements, WVI key policy documents, as well as relevant strategies. The position entails management of activities designed to improve agricultural extension support and facilitation of capacity building of target groups (smallholder farmers and public extension staff) in order to increase agricultural productivity. The function involves intense monitoring of the programme’s deliverables to ensure that the programme is executed on scope, on time, on budget and with the relevant quality expectations.

Major Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

  • To explain the goals and objectives of the ENTERPRIZE project to communities and other stakeholders.

  • Ensure that the agricultural extension objective is implemented on scope, on time, on budget, while meeting the expected quality expectations and donor requirements.

  • Provide technical support to district coordinators and field facilitators.

  • Facilitate capacity building of agricultural public extension staff, improving agricultural extension services for small holder farmers.

  • Ensure roll-out, implementation and sustainability of Farmer Field Schools and Lead Farmer groups to enhance crop productivity.

  • Develop extension action plans and training materials related to key value chain commodity production.

  • Represent the ENTERPRIZE consortium in the Extension and Advisory Services working group.

  • Participate in the planning, budgeting and monitoring and evaluation of the agricultural component of the programme.

  • Develop Information, Education and Communication (IEC) extension material resources as per project design.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Master’s degree in Agriculture, preferably Agronomy or at least 5 years work experience with a degree in Crop Science.

  • Three to five years’ experience in agricultural community development work and a leadership position.

  • Experience in conservation agriculture, value chain promotion, good agricultural practices, and lead farmer methodologies.

  • Financial management and budgeting for accountability of resources and an in-depth knowledge of project design, project management, project implementation and report writing.

  • Clean Class 4 driver’s license.

  • Computer literate (computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint).

NB: Shortlisting will be done as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Female applicants are encouraged to apply.

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

Recrutement des Stagiaires FY20

Avis de recrutement

World Vision Mali ouvre une campagne de reutement pour les postes de stagiaires:

TITLE:Stagiaire

Locality:Bureau de World Vision Mali

Contract type:Stage

Report to: Responsible de l'unite

NB : World Vision ne demande jamais de paiement à aucune étape du recrutement ni par transfert ni directement en espèces.

Les candidatures féminines sont fortement encouragées.

Stagiaire en Finances Comptabilite

Nombre : 2

Qualification: DUT, Licence en Comptabilite - Gestion

Stagiaire en achat (Supply Chain):

Nombre : 1

Niveau de qualification: DUT, Licence en Supply Chain, Econnomie, Droit, Gestion

Stagiaire en Administration:

Nombre : 1

Niveau de qualification: Licence en administration, logistique ou equivalent

Stagiaire en Action Humanitaire et Urgence:

Nombre : 1

Humanitaire/DRR

Securite

Nombre : 1

Qualification: Sciences de l'education/ Sociologie/ Droit

Attitudes et comportements:

World Vision se réserve le droit de disqualifier un candidat qui a des antécédents relatifs à la violence faite aux enfants ou aux comportements opposés à la protection de l'enfance, et ce même après l'embauche.

How to apply: http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-mali

*Delai de soumission des candidatures : January 15th, 2020

*Seulement les candidates selectionnes seront contactes.

Procurement Specialist, WV Sudan

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision Sudan has received a Euros 10.5 million grant to implement a Livelihoods and Agricultural Infrastructure Development Project in South Darfur State of Sudan. This three-year project is expected to contribute to the stability of the Darfur region by improving infrastructure and supporting existing and alternative livelihoods.

In this regard, World Vision is seeking a qualified and experienced Engineering Procurement Specialist with international in procurement for infrastructural works to ensure sound and qualitative supply chain management for infrastructure construction process and goods and supply chain for the project in compliance with world bank and KfW procurement requirements.

He/she will be expected to provide effective team leadership to co-workers and to ensure effective accountability including reporting to the donor and World Vision.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supply chain and contract Management for acquisition of goods and services.

  • Developing or preparing bidding/tender document and contracts based on the standard documents as per sourcing strategies and donor requirements.

  • Preparation of Bid Analysis Documents for Procurement Committee reviews and approval as well as submission to the donor for ‘no objection’.

  • In collaboration with the chief of party and International Engineering expert, provide guidance in tender evaluation for construction works.

  • In collaboration with the International engineering expert, conducts periodic monitoring to ensure quality control.

  • Provide team leadership and technical oversight on all matters of project procurement for the South Darfur Livelihood and Agriculture Infrastructure Development Project.

  • Ensure knowledge transfer of donor procurement regulations and standards to project staff at all levels, including project partners and other key stakeholders.

  • Develops and periodically update procurement plan and tracker.

  • Support and coordinate with finance department for contract payments for suppliers.

  • Compile progress reports including the cost controlling, scheduling, risks and management aspects.

  • Develop Item catalogues for the assigned categories enabling accurate procurement planning.

  • Conduct performance evaluation for the engineering the subordinate in line with World Vision policies against clear, measurable key performance measures and ensuring that individuals’ performance is managed in collaboration with the

  • Director of People & Culture.

  • Provide capacity building to the infrastructure team, providing coaching, mentoring and onsite training on development of technical specification, safety issues and environmental requirements.

  • Support the budgeting and re-budgeting processes as necessary, providing technical data for budgeting.

  • Ensuring value for money (VFM) in execution of all infrastructure works and collaborating with the Chief of Party appropriately.

  • As assigned by the Chief of Party or his designate.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

In-depth knowledge of infrastructures and engineering procurement such as micro-dams, ‘hafirs’, irrigations, agro-processing plants, buildings, roads and bridges; and general engineering expertise. Proven knowledge and experience in constructions projects, excellent knowledge of project cost control activities, ability to supervise major procurements at international level, contracts management and costs control couple with excellent reporting skills is required.

Demonstration of professional competency, mastery of subject matter, conscientious and efficiency in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results, is motivated by professional acumen.

Must have ability to show persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges and remains calm in stressful situations, takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Conduct all ethical and professional behaviors in refusing fraudulent and corrupt practices including but not limited to refusing gifts, favors and preferences by any stakeholder.

  • A Graduate degree from a recognized university in Civil engineering, Water Engineering or related fields.

  • Professional certification and membership of recognized engineering body chartered institute of purchasing and supplies (CIPS) preferred.

  • Professional training in project management, project controls and construction contracts is a definite asset.

  • A Graduate degree in engineering from recognized University.

  • Professional certification from a recognized engineering body.

  • Professional training in project planning and management.

  • Membership of CIPS.

  • At least 10 years of post-qualification experience in procurement of engineering works in an international development work environment, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa, with major accomplishment in construction of water infrastructures

  • such dams, roads and bridges, irrigation structures and buildings.

  • Experience and demonstrated expertise in managing people and evaluating subordinates.

  • Certified Engineer, with membership of CIPS and experience in project management.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English and Arabic; knowledge of German is advantageous.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Msc. Civil engineering, Water Engineering, or Building Construction.

  • Experience working in hostile/fragile context or post conflict environment.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position will be based in Khartoum, with occasional travel to Nyala in South Darfur.

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

Finances Coordinator

World Vision Mali recrute la position suivante (1) :

TITLE:Finances Coordinator

Locality:Centre de Service de Kati

Contract type:Local

Report to: Finances Manager / Zonal Operations Manager

Supervise: Accountants

World Vision does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

World Vision does not concern itself with information on bank accounts.

*Women are strongly encouraged to apply for.

The purpose of the position:To ensure the correct application of accounting principles and procedures at base level in accordance with WV financial Manual.

Major responsabilities :

  1. Monitor and verify all accounting recordsand documentsinvolvingthe organizationto ensure compliance with WV accounting principles.

  2. Ensure that payments are made in time.

  3. Ensure the effective management of cash at the base level.

  4. Ensure the dispatch of Interfaces (accounting journals) within the time prescribed in the National Office.

  5. Ensure the paymentof salaries to staff.

  6. Ensurecomplianceof national legislationin termsofsocial security contributionsandtaxes.

  7. Producefinancial reportson time(Core Financial Report, log frameReport, asset listing, bankreconciliation).

  8. Ensureproper implementationof audit recommendationsrelatingto financial management.

  9. Strengthenthe capacity ofstaffsupervised.

  10. Performanyother dutiesassigned to himby thesupervisor.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Minimum Qualification required: Degree in Accounting (Bac + 4 years) and/ or ACCA/CIMA/CA part qualification

  • Experience: 04 years in accountant position.

  • Preferred: More than 1 year in Chief Accountant position.

  • Technical Skills & Abilities:

  • Computer skills.

  • Working knowledge of program /project accountancy and finance skills.

  • Working knowledge of audit issues skills.

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

  • Demonstrates a strong discipline at work.

  • Working knowledge budget building and budget management skills

  • Good planning and organizational skills

Working Environment / Conditions:

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

  • Travel: 1 % Domestic/international travel is required.

On call: 5 % Attitudes and behaviors:

World Vision se réserve le droit de disqualifier un candidat qui a des antécédents relatifs à la violence faite aux enfants ou aux comportements opposés à la protection de l'enfance, et ce même après l'embauche.

How to apply: http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-mali

*Deadline for submission of applications: January 19ht, 2020

*Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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