Director, Advocacy and External Engagement

*For national applicants only.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The position will provide leadership and support in the development and execution of advocacy strategic framework supporting influencing WVs policy, advocacy and campaign work in East Africa. It will ensure policies on issues affecting children are addressed to contribute to child well-being. It will lead coordination and implementation of the advocacy and campaigns strategy for East Africa Regional Office, including engagement with the African Union and other strategic regional partnerships.

The position enhances WV’s influence and position as a leading child-focused agency across East Africa. The aim is also to work with regional, Support Office (SO) and National Office (NO) resource development teams to mobilize adequate resources to effectively run advocacy and campaigns work in East Africa.

The position will ensure the integration and delivery of advocacy services that is in alignment with WV regional and partnership strategy, Our Promise 2030; policies, standards and priorities, in order to achieve the well being of MVC.

The Advocacy and External Engagement Director’s position will ensure that the regional sector programmes and National Offices can access adequate technical support in influencing policy formation that affects the well-being of children. The Regional Advocacy function will support the development of advocacy strategic guidance and integration of evidence-based advocacy approaches into field programs that will strengthen WV’s voice to advocate issues concerning children at local, national and regional levels.

The Advocacy and external engagement director will support Field Offices and region in successful delivery of advocacy project models, Sustainable Development Goals, WV’ flagship campaign “It Takes a World to end violence against children and social accountability. This will involves providing strategic input, support and direction to ensure campaign is integrated across all sectors and functional areas at the national level as well as ensuring campaign implementation meets quality standards defined by the Global Center.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic Leadership:

  • Develop an advocacy, campaigns and external engagement strategy and policy agenda for East Africa focusing on the following key priorities:

  1. It Takes a World Campaign to end violence against children

  2. WV’s contribution’s towards Sustainable Development Goals

  3. Humanitarian Advocacy

  4. Social Accountability

  • Coordinate the Strategic Engagement with the African Union in collaboration with the two regional offices in West Africa and Southern Africa.

  • Develop a strategic plan of action to enhance the collaboration and partnerships at the regional level with the Joining Forces Alliance and the All Africa Conference of Churches.

  • Provide support to National Offices to enhance capacity of advocacy in the delivery of the new strategy period (2021-2025) including embedding advocacy into the Technical Programmes of National Offices.

  • Support the development of National Advocacy Strategies and build capacity of National Offices in embedding advocacy in all Technical programmes and ensuring measurement of advocacy strategic measures is aligned to Horizon reporting.

  • Provide oversight to major policy and advocacy initiatives in the region and ensure compliance with WVI advocacy and campaigns standards, protocols and policy.

  • Engage and support in regional and national strategy development, execution and measurement processes including the uptake of CVA databases in the NOs.

  • Coach, develop and manage a strong Policy and Advocacy Team, fostering a culture of learning, innovation and collaboration as well as, high performance, accountability and mutual support.

  • Promote WV as a leader in CWB and child rights, by identifying key opportunities for strategic research, partnering with credible research institutions to maximize the regions CWB impact and provide a regional and global voice on Child

  • Well Being (CWB) and child rights issues.

  • Lead the development and implementation of an integrated operational plan for Advocacy function that is aligned with NOs Annual Business Plans and East Africa strategies. Specifically, contribute to the development of Annual Business

  • Plans of the Regional Team Members and NOs Advocacy Teams.

  • Lead the process of continuous learning related to advocacy and integration of advocacy with other lines of ministries and sectors and themes.

  • Encourage mutual learning between National Offices within the region and with other regions by linking NOs advocacy leads within the Africa region to promote peer to peer learning.

  • Lead scaling up of field evidence to influence regional policy discussions.

Advocacy Coordination and External Engagement:

  • Support the development and execution of regional external engagement plans.

  • Coordinate strategic engagement with regional institutions including the AU, IGAD, EAC and COMESA.

  • Build strategic partnerships with civil society, donors, Governments and corporations, UN entities and other organizations to enhance collective response to child well-being.

  • Strengthen partnership and collaboration with faith based organizations at National and Regional Level to influence and monitor policy implementation to enhance child well-being.

  • Support regional and national leadership in articulating policy positions and enhancing the visibility of WV in their respective countries.

  • Strengthen and coordinate the representation and participation in strategic advocacy platforms in the Nairobi regional hub and other engagement platforms.

  • Represent WV in global, regional and national advocacy and campaigns events, conferences, fora, seminars and technical working groups.

  • Coordinate support to national offices required in HEA responses within the regions for advocacy integration. In close collaboration with the Regional Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs Director and Regional Leadership, provide

  • operational support as needed to all CAT II and III disaster responses in the region.

Campaigns Management:

  • Provide leadership to planning and coordination of the global campaign, “It Takes A World campaign”.

  • Ensure mid-term review of the Campaign (It Takes a World) in FY21 and support the development of NO Campaign Strategies for FY21-25 and their implementation across the region.

  • Develop a regional Campaign agenda with clear policy ASKS and products (policy position, briefs) in the context of COVID-19.

  • Support NO level embedding of the Campaign across all Technical programs and secure the support of National Directors and Operations Directors to fund campaign activities at national and sub-natioonal levels.

  • Coordinate documentation of best practices and evidence related to WVs advocacy work and campaign in East Africa region.

  • Ensure that children’s voices are represented through local level advocacy efforts and local-national-regional-global linkages.

  • Coordinate regional level campaign events and influencing opportunities in collaboration with the Communications and Resource Development Unit to deliver on the Influence, Impact and Income agenda.

  • Support WVIs regional leadership team’s participation in external engagement fora.

  • Coordinate efforts in resource mobilization for EVAC campaign as well as related advocacy and social accountability initiatives.

  • Ensure ongoing monitoring and reporting for EVAC campaign in East Africa through the CVA database and quarterly reports from the NOs.

  • Act as a focal point person for external and media engagement on child protection and ITAW Campaign which may require profiling and advocacy interventions.

Collaboration and cross functional work:

  • Participate in the global advocacy and campaigns coordination work.

  • Collaborate with key WV functional departments and sectoral experts to monitor implementation of policies.

  • Collaborate with other units to leverage the impact of advocacy and campaigns work in the national office.

Resource Development:

  • Support exploration of potential funding sources for advocacy work including social Accountability (CVA), campaigns and policy influencing agenda.

  • Collaborate with the EAR Resource Development Unit (RDU), NOs and SO to support resource development.

  • Ensure the inclusion of a resource development target in key advocacy and campaign staff JDs.

  • Provide technical assistance for advocacy and campaign design work in the region.

  • Work with Support Office, GC advocacy & campaigns team, NO teams, and other regional ministry functions to ensure that grants and other specially funded initiatives incorporate advocacy and EVAC campaign elements.

  • Provide support in development of multi-country proposals.

Other responsibilities:

  • Keep the Senior Director of Operations, Ministry Impact & Engagement informed of accomplishment, critical project issues and status.

  • Carry out any other additional responsibilities as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, communication, public policy, management etc.

  • 10 years of experience in advocacy and campaigns work in developing countries.

  • Knowledge on Child Rights, regional bodies, CEDAW, etc.

  • In depth knowledge of advocacy, social accountability and child Protection issues in the Africa region.

  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills, particularly in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Strong planning and organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple activities.

  • Ability to influence internal and external stakeholders and represent WV, particularly with donors and partners.

  • Experience managing field-level programs.

  • Experience in leading campaigns.

  • Proven advocacy experience on Child Protection issues.

  • Experience in programme management.

  • Experience leading and managing a professional technical team.

  • Significant bi-lateral, multi-lateral donor grant experience with program design, implementation, funding acquisition and reporting.

  • Strategy development.

  • Theory of change and logical framework development.

  • Advocacy and campaigns.

  • Budget development/management, including knowledge of general accounting and budgeting principles.

  • Coaching and mentoring.

  • Experience in Africa, mainly East Africa and programming in fragile contexts.

  • Professional experience in training/capacity building.

  • Research and evaluation experience.

  • Multi-sectoral/integrated program design and implementation.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Achieving Capabilities

  • Thinking Capabilities

  • Self-Managing Capabilities

  • Relational Capabilities

  • Networking and collaboration

  • Humanitarian diplomacy

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Chief of Party, Haiti or Burundi

*Position location to be determined; Burundi or Haiti.

World Vision is seeking a highly qualified Chief of Party (COP) for an upcoming Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Haiti and Burundi. We are seeking a dynamic and proven leader with technical expertise and experience managing multi-year USAID-funded programs in complex environments. The program will focus on increasing individual, household, and community resilience through strengthened, well-functioning, and inclusive market systems. The primary goals will be to increase market system efficiency, increase private sector investment and engagement, and increase household and community ability to recovery from shocks and stresses.

POSITION DESCRIPTION/SUMMARY:

The COP will be responsible for leading all technical, financial and administrative aspects of USAID program and will coordinate closely with USAID in developing, implementing, and revising the project’s overall field strategy. The COP will be the principal link between USAID, World Vision, and other partners and provide overall strategic and technical guidance to subcontractors. The COP will provide comprehensive expert technical oversight and guidance in all aspects of the program, including monitoring and evaluation, and reporting to USAID. The COP oversee all staff and activities while promoting an adaptive management approach, and champion a collaborative, inclusive learning environment. The position is based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, or Gitega, Burundi and the 5-year program is expected to start in 2021.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead overall technical vision, project management, and implementation of the project. Spearhead strategy development and utilize managerial tools and frameworks to improve the ability of the team to achieve project goals successfully and sustainably.

  • Effectively manage and supervise technical and finance/operations teams, including ensuring coordination between team leads, providing coaching and mentoring, and fostering a collaborative and adaptive work environment.

  • Serve as the primary point of contact with USAID regarding implementation and management matters relating to the contract. Ensure high-quality, efficient, and effective performance of the project in accordance with USAID rules and regulations.

  • Manage relationships with subcontractors and evaluate sub-contractor and grantee activities through consultative meetings, site visits, and reporting requirements. Manage and supervise work of all international consultants and local staff.

  • Lead collaboration, learning, and adaption (CLA) efforts with internal and external collaborators, adapting program as needed to optimize results per learning and contextual changes.

  • Oversee preparation and supervision of project work planning, budgets and pipeline analyses, performance management, and strategic communications. Facilitate the development of the project’s theory of change, oversee the implementation of the work plan, and track progress towards core indicators and learning objectives.

  • Ensure compliance with the organizational Security Risk Management Policy and implementation of associated plans, including the Country’s Security Risk Management Plan. Manage the team’s adherence to the Security Risk Management process, including personnel and asset protection, information gathering and sharing, training, reporting and investigations, and incident management.

  • Oversee technical activities of the project and ensure that impact is achieving sustainability and quality results defined in the contract

  • Ensure that the activities and results are implemented in a timely manner within the approved budget.

  • Make verbal or written presentations as requested by the client to varied audiences, both in-country and overseas.

  • Assure that assistance provided under the award is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed and for adequately managing and supervising the work of all staff in country.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in agricultural economics, agribusiness, agronomy, development, or related field from an accredited university.

  • Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible management experience working with programs that are of a similar scope and complexity. USAID contract management experience is highly preferred; Chief of Party experience is highly preferred.

  • Established track record of achieving results in complex environments is required. Experience working in Haiti highly desired.

  • Demonstrated experience in project designs, strategic planning, and implementation of market systems, agriculture, and resilience activities. Proven leadership in adaptive management and CLA approaches.

  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience improving inclusion and empowerment of underserved and marginalized groups of market actors including women, youth, rural smallholders, and others.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to lead collaborative working relationships with a diverse group of relevant stakeholders (producers, private sector, NGOs, government, and research institutions).

  • Knowledge of and experience with USAID rules and regulations is required.

  • For Burundi, Fluency in English required; For Haiti, fluency in French is required; Language proficiency in a local language highly preferred.

Director, IT Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO)

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

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Director, EPMO Director is responsible for operations of the Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO), improving the overall maturity of IT Project Portfolio management across the organization, and tracking and reporting. S/he is responsible for managing a team of program and project managers, supporting and enabling the organization’s global, cross-functional initiatives. The Director, EPMO ensures that the work of the EPMO adds value, is relevant to the strategy of the organization, and meets the goals set by executive management.

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.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Business and IT Strategy:

  • Develops the tactical components and strategies to achieve goals at an enterprise level.

  • Manages the development and implementation of IT initiatives to support business strategy.

  • Ensures that all programs and projects managed by PMO follow standards: workplan, budget, project organization and governance structure, communication, change management, performance management.

  • Stays current on industry trends in the development of enterprise planning tools that support agile, waterfall, and hybrid methodologies.

Change Management:

  • Articulates change.

  • Is active and visible throughout the change process.

  • Provides frequent, communication to department/organization and clients about the change (i.e., rationale, expected outcomes, the "big” picture) and the impact of the change (individual and business).

  • Builds a coalition of sponsorship (managers, staff and clients) and manages resistance to the change.

  • Identifies and removes obstacles to change.

Governance:

  • Oversees the administration of the Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) Tool (Smartsheet).

  • Ensures consistent portfolio and project reporting and tracking across all stakeholders.

  • Builds and maintains relationships with cross-functional peers and Senior Leadership, to deliver high quality products that satisfy internal and external customer expectations.

  • Partners with IT Strategic Planning and Business Relationship Management for vetting of new pipeline opportunities.

  • Partners with the functional business and technology leaders on the implementation of program and project management processes, methods, techniques, tools, guidelines, and standards.

  • Leads or participates in a customer advisory board to manage IT services demand.

  • Communicates client’s needs and priorities and provides feedback on pricing and investment.

Architecture:

  • Provides input to technology planning within multiple functional areas.

  • Implements solutions consistent with current and future architecture.

Process Improvements:

  • Manages the improvement processes that impact customer satisfaction and relationships.

  • Owns the designated processes and is accountable for ensuring that established processes are followed.

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:

  • Directs the development and implementation of technology solutions required to increase 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:

  • Monitors ePMO and project team resource capacity and acts as the escalation point for constraints.

  • Lead and mentor a team of globally-dispersed Project Managers responsible for Enterprise-Level projects over 8 Business and Technology portfolios.

  • 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 a limited number of COCs or functions.

  • Participates in IT workforce deployment activities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • BS/BA degree in technical/information science or a related field.

  • 10+ years project management experience overseeing technology projects; 5 years should reflect direct management experience with increasing levels of management responsibilities.

  • 5+ years experience managing a group of Project Managers or Scrum Masters.

  • Expert-level knowledge of project and change management and associated methodologies, techniques, processes and approaches.

  • Knowledge of resource management tools.

  • At least 3+ Smartsheet administration/management experience (Control Center experience a plus).

  • Candidates must have strong leadership and interpersonal skills and enjoy working in a dynamic, often remote-based environment.

  • Experience leading ePMO is preferred along with the skills to effectively manage a midsize team of project managers, and execute plans with focus on quality.

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

  • PMP and CSM certifications.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Ground Water Development & Quality Officer

You will be required to produce a current Original Police Clearance Certificate as part of the recruitment process.

Job Title : Ground Water Development & Quality Officer

Reporting to : WASH & Construction Advisor

Grade Level : 15

Work Location : Nairobi

Purpose of Position

Provide overall conducting and coordination of Hydrogeological Investigations, Environmental and Social Impact Assessments & Environmental Audits and Water Quality Monitoring for all World Vision Kenya WASH & Construction projects.

Major Responsibilities

Technical coordination 30%

  • Provide technical support on groundwater issues and matters relating to managing the groundwater resources across the country in various communities and government agency (WRMA).

  • Provide technical support during field infrastructure monitoring trips in World Vision Program areas

  • Provide technical support to the fundraising team during proposal development

  • Support the WASH and Construction Advisor in ensuring that the unit plans are rolled out as per targets.

  • Ensure that drilling and equipping work is done in compliance with community needs, donors requirements, WV and government policies and standards;

  • Coordinate the collection of log samples at 2-meter intervals; and do a comprehensive geological logging.

  • Prepare ToR for equipping and forward to WASH & Construction Advisor to approve

  • Ensure timely response to audit queries

  • Supporting WASH team in quarterly reviews and experience sharing meetings with the regions

Hydrogeological Investigations 25%

  • Undertake hydrogeological investigations for all the APs and grants with borehole drilling activities or coordinate the same in the event its outsourced to third parties.

  • Compile WRA compliant hydrogeological investigation reports and submitting them on time to WRA to enable timely issuance of drilling permits for scheduled drilling operations in program areas.

  • Reviewing hydrogeological investigation reports from field compiled by contracted consultants.

  • Compile, analyze and conduct evaluation of hydrogeological/ geophysical data and modelling of ground water flow and geological formations using advanced computer software (Interpex 1x1D v3.5).

  • Develop implementation guidelines on Hydrogeological surveys and drilling for use by field staff while undertaking groundwater development

  • Plan and carry out geophysical investigations in areas/APs requiring the construction and development of boreholes, geophysical investigation for foundations for big constructions s and civil works for water supply structures.

  • Develop quarterly Plans for HGS planned by the APs and grants

  • Conducting site confirmation investigations on proposed borehole drilling sites. This is to help the drilling team achieve high wet drilling success rates. This applies to cases where the investigations are outsourced

Environmental & Social Impact Audits & Environmental Assessment 25%

  • Conduct EIA/ESIA studies in World Vision Kenya program areas or coordinate the conducting of the same where third parties have been outsourced.

  • Developing guidelines to be used in engaging external consultants to do HGS, and EIA/ESIA assignments for World Visions

  • Conducting EIA/ESIA studies and reporting for all World Vision infrastructure projects as supported by WVK in all Area Programme (APs) in Kenya as per NEMA requirement.

  • Reviewing EIA/ESIA studies conducted by contracted service providers

  • Review of ESIA reports for WVK supported projects and submit to NEMA for approval and follow-up on issuance of licenses.

  • Ensure compliance with Environmental legislation and keep up to date with technological and legislative developments

  • Ensure Environmental Management Plans are implemented for all infrastructure projects in liaison with all relevant stakeholders and ADPs

  • Reviewing statutory requirements/documents for issuance of NEMA Licenses.

  • Advising on steps and actions to mitigate potential or existing negative impacts of development activities.

  • Validation of EIA/ESIA reports for World Vision Kenya before submission to NEMA

Water Quality Monitoring 10%

  • Develop WVK Water Safety Plan

  • Provide support and monitoring to the APs for Water Sources and Point of Use Water Quality Monitoring

  • Provide capacity building for WASH staff on Water Quality Monitoring

  • Undertake extensive research and advise WVK on procurement of Water Quality Monitoring kits and methods in adherence to WHO and KEBS standards

Government Engagement 5%

  • Networking with national government and county officials

  • Establishing cordial working relationships between World Vision, other stakeholders and government agencies in Water Resources Authority (WRA) and National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA)

  • Networking with professionals in the industry to utilize latest technological developments

Any other responsibility as assigned by the supervisor 5%

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor of Science Geology, Environmental Science

  • Must have worked as a hydrogeologist for at least 5 years

  • Must be a registered NEMA lead expert in Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Audit IA/EA

  • Must have worked as an Associate Environmental Expert for at least 5 years

  • Certificate in Environmental Science EIA/EA

  • Knowledge in GIS applications

  • Ability to conduct Vertical Electrical Sounding and data interpretation

  • Excellent report writing skills

License, registration, or certification required

  • Registered professional member of Geologists registration board (GRB)

  • Registered Individual Water consultant Hydrogeology category with Ministry of Water and Irrigation

  • Registered Lead Expert EIA/EA by National Environmental Management Authority in the Ministry of Environment and Natural resources

Design, Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Mana

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Job Title : Design, Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Manager

Reporting to : Director - Program Effectiveness & Impact

Grade Level : 17

Work Location : Nairobi

Purpose of Position

To provide technical leadership and visionary direction in the establishment and operationalization of an integrated Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) system in World Vision Kenya (WVK) that is able to support timely and accessible evidence of overall WVK programs impacts/results, research and innovation that promotes a culture of learning and discipline in the skills and practice of D&MEAL. In addition, Design & MEAL Manager is also accountable to ensure programs information and evidence of impact are used in developing new concepts or proposals; policy advocacy; improvement of program implementation; in tracking the progress of the National Office (NO) strategy and in strategic decision making processes.

Major Responsibilities

Technical Leadership and Management 30%

  • Through the leadership of Program Effectiveness & Impact Director, provide technical support in the development, monitoring and reporting on the National Office Strategy.

  • Ensure that the National Office thematic strategic objectives are aligned to the World Vision Partnership and Regional Guidelines and monitoring of the same is consistently done to ensure compliance and impact towards the well-being of the child.

  • Develop tools, dashboards or other platform to capture, analyze, present and disseminate projects information and evidences of impacts to internal and external stakeholders

  • Ensure organization wide quality data management and innovations through e - platforms such as Horizon, GTRN and other databases.

  • Direct the successful development and implementation of technically feasible approaches and programs in WVK ministry.

  • Ensure that all program interventions are effectively supported in terms of the assessment, design, implementation, baseline, monitoring, evaluation, transition, Learning and Documentation.

  • Enable the relevant Technical Specialists to receive timely and appropriate D, M & E technical support needed to meet or exceed donor performance and compliance expectations

Quality Assurance and Accountability 30%

  • Ensure the successful development, elaboration and roll out of implementation strategies and operational guidelines in response to child well -being priorities;

  • Ensure the mainstreaming of child well-being targets into program and project designs.

  • Coordinate and ensure the timely submission of a quality and comprehensive Child well-being annual report

  • Ensure the use of appropriate indicators to track the implementation and progress of National Office strategy.

  • Direct and ensure quality, focus and feasibility in the DM&E processes in WVK including but not limited to development, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation that result in sustainable and impactful programs in line with key performance indicators and acceptable audit results

  • Direct and ensure that program/project interventions are designed and developed not only in alignment with a fully integrated three track ministry approach but also in compliance with WV, Donor, GOK, SPHERE and other accepted norms and standards;

  • Direct the provision and/or establishment of needed tools, methodological approaches, technical assistance, training / capacity building, DME support and accompanying business processes to ensure that programs achieve or surpass WV child wellbeing objectives

  • Ensure that business processes, standards and policies are developed in coordination with other WVK entities that support program interventions for DM&E and Technical Approaches

  • Streamline and integrate with project monitoring dashboard to ensure one stop shop data for the programs and operations directorates

  • Ensure GESI roots causes analysis and indicators are integrated into project information and evidences of programs impact

  • Ensure that findings and recommendations from various accountability mechanisms such as Peer Review, Operational and Finance Audits, Program evaluations, Program Capability Review, are acted upon in a timely and effective manner

  • Develop departmental risk register, ensure its implementation to mitigate risks and ensure accountability.

Research, Innovation and Learning 15%

  • Ensure the roll out of the research and innovation initiative as per the research and innovation guidelines, including setting up the research committee, fundraising plan and a research database for WVK

  • Ensure WVK obtains the necessary ethical registration status to enhance research capacity

  • Ensure the consolidation of a learning culture - based upon evidenced based best practices and industry standards - to enable program staff to achieve and/or surpass established targets and standards

  • Impart appropriate mentoring, coaching and supervision in order to equip, motivate and empower a new generation of technical specialists within WVK.

Collaboration and Fund raising 10%

  • In coordination with Program Effective and Impact Director and Support Offices, develop and maintain pro-active relationships with bilateral and multilateral representatives in the country.

  • Ensure successful engagement of MEAL team with the relevant external stakeholders, including national government ministries, research entities FBOs and other civil society organizations

  • Coordinate and Support the realization of SST (Strategic Support Team) agenda

  • Ensure technical support to sector related concepts and proposals to meet DM&E and donor standards

  • Enable the relevant MEAL staff to provide the RAM unit the relevant technical support required to successfully meet or exceed established yearly resource acquisition targets

  • Ensure Grants Compliance to MEAL

Team Management 10%

  • Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity through lifestyle and work relationships that support spiritual development of the team.

  • In close collaboration with P&C, ensure right program staff are recruited, retained, and provided with intentional opportunities, mentoring and coaching for development.

  • Assess and plan for staff capacities/competencies.

  • Engage appropriate Subject Matter Experts for identified training gaps

  • Facilitate capacity building of staff on technical modules, through trainings, workshops, On the Job Training and technical backstopping etc.

  • Provide effective leadership to staff within the unit ensuring that professional development activities, including appraisals, monitoring and needed training and mentoring activities are successfully carried out

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

Other 5%

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

  • Participate and contribute in committees and task forces as required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • The position holder should have a Masters degree in development studies, or any of the fields of Social Sciences, Business Administration, Program Management/Strategic Management

  • Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences, Sociology, Geographical Information Systems, Economics/statistics, Mathematics or an equivalent degree coupled with knowledge and experience in Statistical packages and data collection software

  • Minimum of 10 yearsexperience with a thorough understanding of MEAL as well as all areas of Strategic Management -project management cycles in a complex, international development organization especially in designing, planning, implementing, supervising and reporting on integrated development, relief and/or advocacy projects. 5 years should have been at a managerial level.

  • Demonstrated track record in proposal development, funding acquisitions and grant management for major government donors preferred.

  • Training or certification in Portfolio and/or Program Management with accredited institutions.

  • Solid analytical skills and systematic thinking

  • Ability to present complex and technical information/system to non-specialist audience with clarity

  • Relevant experience in facilitating Theory of Change, Logical Frame-work, Project success and sustainability indicators

  • Demonstrated experience of managing large/ multi-sectoral data

  • Demonstrated experience of leading assessment, evaluation, and research

  • Demonstrated experience of writing impact reports

  • Experiences in designing or managing management information system (such as dashboard, power BI, mobile based applications)

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

  • They must have a good understanding of management, business processes and standards

  • They must have conceptual understanding and demonstrated practical command for project life cycle management and evaluation principles:

  • The holder of this position must be a results orientated leader, a team player who can manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands.

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

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, and physical hardship conditions.