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

Divisional Assistant

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.

Position: Division Assistant

Report to: Governance & Legal Advisor

Location: Kampala – National Office

Purpose of the position:

To provide administrative and secretarial support to the National Director’s office in order to maximize efficient and effective operations of the department in line with the strategic objectives, organizational policies and procedures.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

  • Maintain the ND’s electronic calendar/diary, including scheduling of meetings with visitors.

  • Coordinate preparations for trainings, meetings, workshops and seminars (internal and external) involving members of the department.

  • Managing departmental records but not limited to filing of all internal and external correspondences and reports.

  • Responsible for making domestic and international travel arrangements for departmental

  • Staff and visitors. Includes coordinating visas, hotel bookings, ticket bookings, vehicle hires et cetera.

  • Responsible for preparing reports, présentations, invoices, letters et cetera.

  • Prepare and control the departmental budget in line with the financial & administration guidelines.

  • Support the organization, filing and timely distribution of documentation required for high-level meetings

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • University degree in Secretarial studies, Office management, business administration or related field;

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience working in the same role;

  • Excellent communication and a high standard in English, both spoken and written;

  • Spiritual maturity – ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to deliver results through a team;

  • High motivation with proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team;

  • Proven ability to work with minimal supervision, prioritize and work to deadlines;

  • Proven ability to demonstrate initiative, resourcefulness and perseverance;

  • A very high standard of personal integrity and confidentiality

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft suite of applications.

  • Previous similar experience with an International organization;

  • Experience in a coordination role;

  • Experience in records management;

  • Experience in events management;

  • Experience in public communications.

Child Protection Facilitator - West Nile, Uganda

Position: Child Protection Facilitator

Report to: Child protection Coordinator

Location: West Nile, Uganda

Purpose of the position:

To provide grass roots project implementation, monitoring and documentation in the child friendly spaces, early childhood development Centres and the participation, psychosocial and peace building project guided by WV Uganda policies. The incumbent will also be responsible for the smooth, cost effective, efficient and timely implementation of CFSs, ECDs and participation, psychosocial and peace building project budget review and monitoring.

Major Responsibilities:

Management:

  • Motivate and ensure teamwork among child protection Assistants and volunteers for greater ministry impact in the community

  • Work in liaison with and provide the necessary advice and support to stakeholders in the participation, psychosocial and peace building project as well as the CFSs and ECD programmes in all matters pertaining to effective management and implementation

  • Assist the Response manager to handle visitors including donors, support offices and national office staff

  • Take full responsibility in the implementation of CFSs, ECDs and participation, psychosocial and peace building project in refugee operations according to the agreed plan of action

  • Actively coordinate project design, implementation, monitoring and reporting

  • Coordinate with all agencies working in child protection and the Office of the Prime Minister in the camp to ensure compliance to inter agency and World Vision International standards for implementing child protection Education in emergencies (CiE) as well as peace building activities

  • Organize meetings with key stakeholders in Yumbe to influence policies, planning and practice in line with the outcomes of the advocacy events

  • Implement and monitor project activities towards realization of project outputs in a timely and effective manner

  • Monitor progress of activity implementation to ensure highest quality standards and accountability based on LEAP framework, the IASC and WVI standards

  • Actively participate in program design process specifically in assessments and generating community priority needs in participation, psychosocial and peace building

  • Develop regular monthly, quarterly and annual project management reports

  • Prepare detailed implementation plans based on approved and funded proposals and submit to Response Manager for approval

Technical and capacity building

  • Enhance and train partners, teachers and children in child protection, psychosocial support and peace building using the EcaP model guidelines

  • Support other response staff to implement project activities that adhere to the Do-Assure-Don’t-Do Frame work recommended for peace building and conflict sensitivity

  • Maintain standards for child participation, psychosocial and peace building and conflict sensitivity and ensure that response staff, partner agencies and recipient communities understand, accept and adhere to these standards

  • Support the child protection Coordinator and M&E Assistant in establishing and maintaining a monitoring and evaluation system

  • Ensure that technical information pertinent to the project is obtained, documented and disseminated to staff as required

  • Support the child protection coordinator in identifying potential peace building, participation and psychosocial priorities and projects in the assigned geographical area

  • Work towards integrating peace building and conflict sensitivity into child protection, Education, GFA and Nutrition and ensure mainstreaming in all other project initiatives

  • Community mobilization and sensitization

  • Assist communities identify their priorities, opportunities and resources for effective peace building, participation and psychosocial project implementation

  • Facilitate communities to fully participate in project activities for enhanced community ownership and sustainability of child protection, psychosocial support and peace building programs.

  • Facilitate awareness creation and sensitization of communities in child protection, participation , psychosocial support and peace building

  • Enhance synergies within the communities to achieve integration and attainment of regional objectives

  • Actively facilitate identification and capacity building of leadership and community based organizations in peace building, participation and psychosocial matters

Partnership, Networking & Advocacy

  • Represent WV Uganda program in child protection, peace building, participation and psychosocial forums at the field level and establish strategic partnerships with other organizations

  • Establish and liaise closely with other partners, agencies and local leaders regarding project activities to ensure and promote a coordinated approach to project implementation, including participation in relevant workshops, meetings and to keep the Response Manager informed

  • Develop a network of information gathering relevant to child protection, peace building, participation and psychosocial operations

  • Establish appropriate contacts with local counterparts at the sub counties and district level

  • UN specialist engagement in our program implementation

Financial management budget control and monitoring

  • Work with the child protection coordinator and Finance officer in preparation of budgets, financial projections, expenditure monitoring and preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial and narrative reports and submit them within the agreed timeframe to appropriate people

  • Support preparation of requisitions for appropriate project supplies in line with approved DIPs from time to time

  • Ensure LDRs are signed by staff in time

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  1. The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Development studies, peace building, sociology, International relations, Social work and social Administration, Conflict studies or other related field

  2. A minimum of three or more years field experience working with communities in peace building and or child protection programming and program management in an NGO context

  3. Past exposure and experience with integration/ mainstreaming of peace building and conflict sensitivity across other programmes and projects a plus

  4. Past experience in working with communities

  5. Excellent analytical, documentation, problem solving, interpersonal ad negotiation skills

  6. Working knowledge of humanitarian industry including sphere standards, NGO code of conduct and humanitarian charter

  7. Very strong communication skills

  8. Possess the ability to work with different partners, local authorities, local organizations and NGOs to develop and maintain positive relationships

  9. Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible world view, emotional maturity and physical stamina

  10. Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychological stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources

  11. Ability to cope and deal with stress and work under stressful work conditions is required

  12. Commitment to World Vision Core Values and Vision Statement

  13. Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context

How to apply:

Please submit your application and complete Curriculum Vitae, to Website: https://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-uganda

Address your application to the People & Culture Specialist, Recruitment, World Vision Uganda

Deadline for receiving applications is 15th February, 2020. (Qualified natives of West Nile region are particularly encouraged to apply)

Technical Programme Manager - Health and Nutrition

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.

Position: Technical Programme Manager- Health and Nutrition

Report to: Programmes Operations Director

Location: Kampala – National Office

Purpose of the position:

Provide overall country office technical leadership and guide the strategy in Health and Nutrition program execution, monitoring, reporting, planning and partnership processes in a manner that promotes continuous improvement and innovation in line with WV’s standards and guidelines and ensure alignment with the Government policies and strategies. As a Technical Program Manager in WVU, he/she is responsible for operationalization of the Technical Program priorities. Provide overall leadership, oversight and management support for all aspects of Health and Nutrition Technical Programming in Operations Divisions. Ensure Technical Program implementation is managed effectively and contribute to Child Well-Being Outcomes in line with National Office Strategic Priorities and meets community and donor accountability in line with World Vision’s policies and standards.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Technical Leadership and Program Management

  • Ensure provision of adequate technical support to Health and Nutrition projects by technical experts.

  • Provide leadership to advocacy implementation within Health and Nutrition

  • Work closely with the strategy and program effectiveness team for quality child wellbeing, annual and technical reports.

  • Provide strong and positive leadership to the field Health and Nutrition Technical Program (TP) Officers ensuring competent and motivated staff are hired and retained.

  • Support professional and personal development of Health and Nutrition technical staff through on-the-job coaching, identification of learning and training needs and opportunities.

  • Ensure that Health and Nutrition Technical Programme is managed and executed well as per plans within time, cost and budgets, meeting donor and community accountability.

  • Provide support to the Regional Program Managers and Cluster Managers to monitor operations budgets, funding, expenditures and execution.

  • Ensure Health and Nutrition Technical Program and all related projects achieve Child Well-Being Outcomes in line with the Organization’s Ministry Framework and Development Approach, and National Office (NO) strategic priorities and programme designs.

  • Provide oversight of the Technical Program operational risk management, including ensuring timely responsiveness to issues that might compromise the effective implementation of the technical program.

  • Contribute to the effective TP related disaster management and emergency functions, based on Partnership protocols and standards.

  • Ensure that Technical Program field level programming contributes to national level advocacy strategies. Supports the TPOs and Program managers to have meaningful engagments with al partners across areas where the TP is implemented (especially Districts) for realisation of TP objectives.

  • Assess and plan for Health and Nutrition staff capacities/competencies.

  • Conduct timely training needs assessment among staff

  • Facilitate capacity building of staff on Health and Nutrition

  • Staff supervision and guidance to ensure overall quality and comprehensive Health and Nutrition technical program

Technical Program Planning and Implementation

  • In collaboration with Regional Program Managers significantly contribute to the development of Technical program detailed implementation plan (DIPs) and key priorities of WV operations (short, medium and long)

  • Develop a business plan for Health and Nutrition TP in alignment with strategy and plans of other departments.

  • Ensure Children’s Sponsorship standards are adhered to in implementation of the Health and Nutrition Projects

  • Takes the needs of Registered Children into consideration in the design and plans of Techncial Plans

  • Support the Regional Program Managers to develop budget for TP; provides rough budget estimates for each “Technical Project” implemented in each AP; Estimate national-level activity and operation budget; make plan for funding portfolio and coordinate with Area Plan to negotiate with SOs/donors

  • Approve the technical Area Plans, detailed implementation plans for all projects/grants and approval of reports.

  • Support the Associate Director Grants in Health and Nutrition Technical programs related grants start up and implementation

  • Work with cluster/AP Health and Nutrition teams to provide support of Health and Nutrition grants and ensure the implementation is done in an integrated manner.

  • Actively participate in grants reporting as well as reflection and ensures that projects are responding to the emerging issues in timely manner.

Technical Program Reporting

  • Responsible for Health and Nutrition Technical Program baseline, Indicator Tracking Table (ITT) and activity monitoring, semi-annual and annual reports and evaluation of Technical Program.

  • Ensures results of Technical Programme is measured by outcome/output indicator achievements

  • Leads the Semi-annual and Annual technical program reporting and ensures child wellbeing impact is adequately captured and presented in a manner that is supported by quality evidence and scale.

  • Supports the Area Plans related annual reporting on Health and Nutrition technical projects and ensures that it conforms to support offices fiduciary requirements as well as donor promise.

Capacity Building

  • Assess and plan for National Office Health and Nutrition staff capacities/competencies.

  • Engage appropriate SMEs for identified training gaps

  • Facilitate capacity building of staff on health technical modules, public health topics, through trainings, workshops, OJT, technical backstopping etc.

  • Staff supervision and guidance to ensure overall quality and comprehensive management of health technical program

Accountability and Quality Assurance for Model Implementation

  • In close colloboration with Regional Program Managers, ensure provision of good quality services to technical programme implementation (Model fedelity) and in turn follow Partnership standards, policies and protocols, including all relevant sections of LEAP 3 implementation guidance.

  • Support adequate quality assurance processes to ensure that programmes meet defined programme quality standards including indicator performance.

  • Ensure that findings and recommendations from various accountability mechanisms such as reflection, Operational and Finance Audits, Technical Programme evaluations, Technical Program Reviews, are acted upon in a timely and effective manner.

  • Supports Regional Program Managers to adapt Technical Programmes for implementation at the local level

Other duties

  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time

  • Participate and contribute in committees and task forces e.g. Senior Management Committee

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Preferably Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and/or a Master’s in Public Health OR

  • Degree in Nursing with Masters in Public Health or related course with extensive programming experience OR a Master Degree in Public Health, Nutrition or related field.

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Health and Nutrition with a thorough understanding of all areas of project management cycles in a complex, international development organization. 5 years should have been at a managerial level.

  • Training or certification in Portfolio and/or Programme Management with accredited institutions such as PMI, or IPMA.

  • Working experience or engagement with Ministry/department of Health at National and County levels.in

  • Strong experience is participation in Sector working groups

  • Ability to engage at a strategic level with senior government, UN and INGO official

  • Must have some legal experience on issues related to Health and Nutrition.

  • Knowledge of WVI working systems, policies and standards will be an advantage

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.

  • Strong budgetary and financial management skills.

  • Good interpersonal, organizational and management skills

  • The position holder must be results oriented and team a player.

  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliable and dependable

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Networking and influencing skills

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to engage at a strategic level

  • Good report writing skills is a prerequisite

  • Strong budgetary and financial management skills.

  • Good interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.

  • Able to work on a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff.

  • Ability to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.

  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes or similar database, email and internet programs.

  • Ability to travel within country, regional and internationally.

Senior Director, External Engagement

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

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

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

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

Examples include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Manage budget.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Advise WV leadership on industry thinking and new developments.

  • Provide overall leadership to EE Advisory Group.

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

  • Provide guidance for the development of strategic global partnerships.

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

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

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

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

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

  • English language fluency.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent communications skills, verbally and written.

  • Excellent trends and political analysis skills.

  • Excellent team leadership and management skills.

  • Strong understanding of World Vision Partnership and Our Promise.

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

Work Environment/Travel:

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