*Position location open. To be based within a jurisdiction (country or US State) where WVI is registered to operate.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
World Vision’s global strategy ‘Our Promise’ sets a bold agenda for change to deepen our commitment to the world’s most vulnerable children. Over the past 3 years we have made strong progress towards this goal however we now recognise the need to accelerate efforts to build digital capability across the organisation.
In order to bring about the global changes necessary, the WVI President and CEO recently established a new Digital Innovation Team (DIGIT) to define a vision for World Vision’s future digital state, find and accelerate projects that take us towards that future state; and create new capabilities addressing opportunities which fall outside the scope of other World Vision entities and teams. To support DIGIT in its mission, a new Digital Transformation Leader & Data role has been created to partner with the best digital minds from across the organization, align the organisation to a single vision of a digital future and oversee a portfolio of projects that will help us achieve break through solutions in the following areas:
Digital for Field Impact –Leveraging disruptive opportunities to solve problems in new ways, achieving greater reach or deeper impact and using human-centred design approaches to enrich beneficiary/partner interactions with World Vision empowering them to be active participants in their development journey.
Digital for In Market Delivery – Applying digital-first disciplines to ensure supporter-centric data/services are analyzed and provided in ways that are relevant to specific market segments, resonate with supporter needs and are relevant in a digital marketplace.
Digital for Demonstrating Impact– Building end-to-end capacity to adopt digital-first approaches to organizational problem solving, standardizing data architecture, simplifying data collection at all levels, harnessing AI and automation, and analysing outputs to identify and prioritize additional efforts only where they generate value in the field or market.
DIGIT’s program of work is highly visible within all ranks of World Vision as it has potential to radically transform the way it operates at a global scale. The Digital Transformation Leader represents the operational execution of DIGIT and its initiatives, influencing leaders across the Partnership to align to a single vision of our digital future, modelling new ways to execute with excellence, at pace, and drive outcomes that enable DIGIT to fulfil its vision.
Define and provide leadership to the Partnership’s vision of a digital future:
Clearly articulate a vision for World Vision’s digital future that harnesses current and near term digital innovations to transform field impact, donor experience and operational effectiveness.
Align the organization to the vision for the Digital Future, acting as a champion, credible expert and influencing senior leaders to gain buy in and support to enact difficult changes required in order to harness digital solutions in support of the Partnership’s global strategy Our Promise.
Build effective, trusting relationships with critical partners within and without the Partnership to enable digital transformation.
Provide strategic advice and guidance to the Partnership of digital possibilities, choices, trade-offs and risks.
Lead the Partnership strategy for data working closely with WV IT and other business owners to establish roles and responsibilities for best practice data management.
Provide oversight to a broad and emergent body of work required to move the Partnership closer to its digital future.
Work in Partnership with Global Marketing & Communications, the Strategy Realisation & Innovation team, Support Office partners, relevant Global teams and Field Offices to understand current use and adoption of digital approaches and identify latent capacity that is globally distributed across the Partnership.
Establish effective external relationships required to help World Vision achieve its digital future.
Establish and oversee numerous high performing, transient teams leveraging existing latent skills, dedicated staffing where possible and external partners as required.
Assure high quality outcomes from the newly formed Digital Innovation Team (DIGIT):
Ensure the DIGIT has a clearly defined working agenda and governance processes in place to delivery high quality decisions at pace that maximise the resources available.
Collaborate with internal partners to determine how DIGIT’s global reach and resources can be best used to accelerate Our Promise.
Develop a shared strategy, architecture, and roadmap to help manage key milestones in the evolution of DIGIT’s portfolio.
Track, analyze, report and assure delivery of all DIGIT portfolio outcomes.
Manage priorities of all DIGIT projects and initiatives, overseeing various operational models from dedicated scrum teams / squads through to more distributed delivery teams embedded within existing structures.
Act as the main point of contact for all business partners, stakeholders as well as the primary driver of communication regarding DIGIT activities.
Oversee the delivery of business value through various program increments.
Report back to DIGIT and other World Vision stakeholders on the overall status and heath of portfolio projects.
Responsible for the delivery of DIGIT projects:
Facilitate key decision making, prioritization and initiation of projects.
Support internal partners with business case development and project proposals.
Define and handle project delivery criteria and report on the realization of project success.
Identify and help remove blockers escalating quickly to maintain momentum.
Identify and communicate potential risks.
Drive cross capability coordination & planning with other project managers and leads.
Ensure the creation of project related artifacts and other relevant documentation such as delivery plans, technical documentation and reporting.
Partner with fellow DIGIT members, Program Managers, Project Managers, and Vendor(s) to progress the organizational digital agenda.
Demonstrate progress towards reducing the $100m cost of data collection in the field.
Develop and introduce a data strategy that supports the Partnership’s digital future:
Work with WVIT and other critical partners to establish best in class systems and processes for effective data management.
Build organizational capability required to harness data across all parts of the organization.
Working with WVIT, establish effective data architecture, infrastructure and governance to ensure Partnership data is fit for purpose and enables us to get the most value from our end-to-end data – from field impact, operational, organizational effectiveness and market analytics.
Work with the Global Impact team to accelerate the adoption and use of standard field indicators as a critical dependency for the Digital Future as defined by the DIGIT.
Identify opportunities to leverage existing datasets to develop minimum viable products in support of the broad DIGIT agenda and specific desire to transform field data collection and create new market focused fundraising / user experience products.
Drive the adoption of innovative and disruptive technologies to support World Vision’s transformation into a digital first organisation and culture:
Keep up to date with the latest digital and technology trends and understands how they can be used to further World Vision’s mission and drive organizational growth.
Build support for digital adoption by articulating and demonstrating the experiences, efficiencies, and potential benefits that digital solutions enable.
Working with the Strategy Realisation and Innovation team, harness innovation best practice from across the Partnership in support of the DIGIT agenda and desire to accelerate Our Promise by scaling high potential digital solutions.
Actively promote and drive the use of disruptive digital technologies to uplift and accelerate World Vision’s digital capability.
Advance existing technologies by innovating on their use cases, extending existing capabilities, and adapting new best practices to create increasing value.
Understand the value of technology and its capability to transform legacy processes and operating models.
Promote Agile ways of working to accelerate speed to market and drive operational efficiencies:
Actively demonstrate agile working approaches, modelling potential benefits of adopting these approaches and creating organizational demand through high quality results.
Live out new ways of working to rapidly deliver value without being held back by legacy processes or operating models.
Provide guidance and direction on the use of Agile practices to deliver and support in an effective way for all DIGIT initiatives
Iterate on processes, leading continuous improvement and adoption across the organization.
Actively work towards a culture that fosters digital innovation by championing, promoting, and adopting grassroots innovation within day-to-day work, team activities, and the organization as a whole.
Partner with People & Culture to embed digital mindsets and behaviours within routine operations and existing capability tools / frameworks.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Proven experience in a Digital Portfolio, Digital Programme or Digital Transformation role with hands on technical delivery skills.
Strategic leader with successful track record of leading digital transformation within a complex international context.
10+ years of professional experience working within digital agency/consultancy, ecommerce or IT environment.
5+ years hands-on Agile experience in advanced, large-scale agile settings applying Agile principles, practices and theory.
Experience preparing and developing executive level communications.
Knowledge of agile software development processes i.e., rapid prototyping, A/B testing, MVP development, test automation, API development, DevOps and CD/CI.
Shown ability to connect diverse individuals with different goals, facilitate productive discussion and action.
Past success in creating high performance teams, inspiring and empowering them to achieve results.
Strong working knowledge of program software (MS project, Jira).
Bachelors’ degree in Business, Computer Science or a related field.
Change management experience.
Ability to achieve results despite high levels of ambiguity.
Highly developed influencing skills and demonstrated ability to align stakeholders to an emergent plan.
Strong collaboration, listening, written and verbal communication skills, including an ability to clearly influence with key stakeholders.
Ability to work with multiple projects/product teams with challenging priorities.
Solid understanding of strategic technology-based solutions, particularly those that support wide scale digital transformation and other customer centric applications.
Can work autonomously across challenging geographical circumstances.
Ability to discern what of the vast universe of digital capability will deliver the best organisational value and outcomes.
Ability to influence organisational shifts and change at the highest level, modelling desired behaviour and achieving high quality results.
The position requires ability and willingness to travel internationally up to 50% of the time.
*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):
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
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
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager/Specialist
Education in Emergencies Manager/Specialist
Child Protection ManManager/Specialist
You will be required to produce a current (within 3 months) Original Police Clearance Certificate or waiting receipt during interview In case you are shortlisted
Job title : Project Officer - Community Engagement & Sponsorship Program
Reporting to : Area Programs Manager
Grade Level : 12
Work Location : Osiligi
Purpose of Position
To facilitate programming, engagement and management of sponsorship operations aimed at contributing to enhanced child and sponsor relationship, and improved child wellbeing outcomes within the AP
Sponsorship operations, 40%
Gift Notifications (GNs) are tracked, processed, closed at AP and NO and acknowledgement documentation sent to SO within the standard timeline as per the respective SO requirements.
Correspondences (SLs, ILs, queries, ELs etc.) are tracked and processed within the standard time.
Facilitate production of sponsorship 2.0 products (Child Greeting Video (CGV), Child Special Moment Videos (CSMVs), Community Introductory Videos (YIVs) and Community Annual Photos (YAP)) as per guidelines/standards and timelines
Ensure RC level are maintained as per the AP plan
Ensure overage RC are dropped as per standards
Facilitate development of MOUs with LIs and timely funding of the LIs
RC are monitored within the standard timelines
Ensure CWB/case management issues are addressed as per standards
Facilitate timely implementation of birthday bounce backs and community gifts
Facilitate processing of APR and Christmas cards as per guidelines and timelines – ensure business processes are followed accordingly
Facilitate capturing of child and family participation and support
Facilitate children birth registration within the AP
Facilitate management of RC files
Ensure security of sponsor addresses/contacts
Facilitate effective management of RC death processes – timely reporting, development of detailed report, dropping of records, verbal autopsy
Facilitate effective sponsor/donor visits to the AP – ensure they sign child protection protocol and complete feedback questionnaire
Facilitate integration of child protection initiatives and take lead in case management – reporting of cases as per WV standards, follow for actions
End Results Expected
Standard operating indicators (SOIs) sustained green every month
RC monitored every 90 days
RC levels sustained at the planned level
Quality sponsorship 2.0 products timely submitted as per schedule and guidelines
CWB issues timely attended to
RC and family participation and support meets expectation
LI timely funded
RC files complete, up to date and stored under lock and key
Birthday bounce backs and community GNs timely implemented
RC birth registration minimum of 95%
Sponsor/donor visits well facilitated
Child protection violations timely reported to the NO and duty bearers
Programming and reporting, 20%
Facilitate development of CESP project annual operating plan (AOP)
Ensure timely implementation of activities and budgets sustained at acceptable level
Facilitate DME processes – assessments, AP re/design, baselines, project monitoring/implementation, evaluations, , transition processes,
Facilitate learning, review and reflection forums and documentation of best practices/change stories
Generating quality reports – activity reports, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual
Management of project management information system (horizon) – DIPs, ITTs, budgets and activity monitoring
Sharing of SSUI reports for management decision making
Support effective integration of Sponsorship operation interventions with other projects in the program.
Facilitate spiritual nurture of children in the AP
Support asset mapping against RC
End Results Expected
Timely submission of quality AOP
Budget utilization sustained at < 5%
Quality and timely reports submitted as per WV guidelines
Horizon platform up to date
Quality DME products submitted as per guidelines
Engagement and networking, 10%
Effective representation of WVK in Child rights stakeholder meetings at county and sub-county levels.
Facilitate community forums – for planning, joint monitoring
Participation in National/International Child rights days at county and sub-county level.
Provide information to inform fund raising initiatives at national level
Facilitate community members to advocate on child wellbeing issues to relevant stakeholders
Support advocacy initiatives in the AP
End Results Expected
WVK well represented in stakeholders forum and minutes well documented
Evidence of community participation in the AP planning and implementation of activities
Capacity building, 15%
Capacity assessment for LI conducted annually
Support roll out of new initiatives
Coordinate training & refresher courses and conduct regular monitoring to ensure that sponsorship standards and sponsorship business processes are adhered to in the AP/Local Institutions.
Facilitate coaching and mentoring to the AP sponsorship staff in order to attain better results in the sponsorship performance indictors/Dashboard.
Contextualize and adopt the use of training materials and methods which respond to local needs.
Prepare logistics for training events in a timely and cost effective manner.
Seek useful feedback from participants that will improve future capacity building.
Build capacity of partners effectively to collect monitoring data on CWB outcomes.
End Results Expected
LI and supervisees capacity gaps addressed with ability to deliver the KPIs
Staff and LI staff trained on new initiatives for them to be able to implement new initiatives
Partnering for performance, 10%
Facilitate target setting for supervisees and LI as per WV guidelines
Conduct staff performance reviews as per WVK guidelines
Institute consequence management as per WVK P&C policies and procedures
Supporting supervisees personal development as appropriate
End Results Expected
Complete performance agreements and appraisal timely submitted
Staff and LI meets or exceeds performance expectation
Any other duty 5%
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Bachelor’s degree in development studies, social sciences and /or relevant field
Minimum 3 years in sponsorship management.
Excellent understanding of Sponsorship business processes
Determined personality with initiative and a team player.
Must be result oriented, good public & donor relations.
Excellent written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
Good interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.
Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts
Knowledge of Microsoft office, database applications and other related applications in children in ministry
Good analytical and problem solving skills.
Ability to travel within country, regional and internationally.
Ability to work with minimum supervision.
Demonstrated training, facilitation, mobilization and coordination skills at both community and organization level
Valid motorbike riding license id preferred
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
To generate grant income for WV Germany and partnering World Vision offices in East Africa, to monitor the donor funding environment, engage donors at operational and strategic level, lead and/or support the proposal development process, support in case of project management issues of Germany funded projects and build operational and strategic capacity in grant acquisition and management.
Monitor Donor Funding Environment:
Identify donor priorities for region & countries.
Track funding opportunities & calls for proposals.
Identify key donor trends.
Strategic Engagement and Communication with both internal and external Stakeholders at operational and strategic level:
Develop clear understanding of donor expectations regarding proposal submission & project implementation.
Lead/support problem resolution processes.
Participate in relevant donor meetings & fora.
Effective collaboration and communication with both relevant East Africa Region (EAR) units, Support Offices (SOs), and EURep on resource acquisition and management.
Develop and implement a Strategy for effective Donor Relationship Building (pre-positioning):
Identify key relationships to strengthen NO positioning and elevate WV’s profile with relevant donors.
Work with and through Nationla Offices (NOs) and in collaboration with SOs to maintain strong donor relationships at regional and country level, developing engagement strategies for each donor or a group of donors.
In conjunction with relevant communications teams, develop key marketing material about WV to position WV vis-à-vis relevant donors.
Build relationships and credibility with relevant donors at the national & regional level, using previous success and documented best practices in grant management.
Lead Proposal Development Process (Pre-proposal, Proposal development, Post-submission):
Communicate funding opportunities & other relevant information to field offices and other WV partners in simplified manner.
Participate in go/no-go decisions.
Work with relevant NO/RO teams on project design.
Ensure adequate resources (human & financial) are available for quality proposal development.
Ensure timely and appropriate communication and coordination of stakeholders throughout the proposal development process.
High quality support to proposal writing.
Oversee timely submission of high-quality proposals.
Ensure adequate post-submission follow-up.
Support Project Design Workshops Support Project Development through Coordination and Proposal writing.
Build Capacity of Nationla Offices (NOs) to enhance Grant Acquisition & Management (GAM):
Help identify NO/RO capacity gaps.
Support development & implementation of NO capacity-building plans.
Identify or develop capacity-building resources & activities.
Establish on-going coaching relationship with key personnel.
Grow Grant Income and strengthen GAM Processes:
Support NOs in meeting GAM targets.
Support NOs in tracking GAM metrics.
Support Grant Management for Germany funded Projects and appropriate Systems for sustaining GAM:
Support NO pipeline development & management.
Support NO planning & budgeting.
Ensure NO GAM compliance systems & capacity.
Support development & use of tools & procedures to mitigate risk.
Support NOs in startup workshops for awarded grants.
Support the development & presentation of grants management information to support strategic and operational management decisions.
Support donor report development & submission.
Identify & communicate key grants management issues that require resolution at higher level.
Lead/participate in knowledge transfer/knowledge sharing processes among NOs/RO/SOs.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Ability to motivate multi-stakeholder teams and inspire teamwork.
Ability to manage donor expectations.
Strong budgetary and financial management skills.
Strong written and spoken communication in English.
Strong interpersonal, negotiation and representational skills.
Knowledge of German language.
Ability to travel frequently.
Cross cultural sensitivity.
3-5 years relevant experience, specifically in writing winning proposals.
Significant experience in project management and grant compliance procedures.
Knowledge of German language.
*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.
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.
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.
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.
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.
People & Culture Manager
Purpose of the position:
To provide strategic, technical and administrative support, Business Partnering, supervision and guidance to the human resource function (People & Culture) by ensuring that HR operations & systems are effectively reviewed, implemented & monitored in line with WV International policies and standards.
Talent sourcing and workforce planning
Management and capacity building of the P&C team
Staff learning and capacity development
Compliance & risk mitigation
P&C policies, processes and reporting
Management of the International Assignee processes
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
Educational level: Bachelor s Degree in Human Resource Management, Business Management or the equivalent
Experience: A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Human resources management preferably in a large International organization.
Experience in capacity training and development
Should demonstrate good knowledge in recruitment and international staffing processes.
Strategic thinking and understanding of humanitarian operations is essential
Must have a proven track record of integrity and honesty and the ability to apply HR principles in a fair and consistent manner.
HR experience in a fragile context is an added advantage
Proven conceptual & analytical skills.
Knowledge in targeted Selection skills & ability to screen candidates without prejudice
Superior knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Work environment: Office-based with 30% travel to countries in the region with active conflict.
On call: This is a senior role so the position holder remain on call for emergencies and urgent matters.
Position: Project Officer – Youth and Disability Inclusion
Reporting to: Area Program Manager
Grade Level: 12
Work Location: Nairobi
Please indicate in your cover letter the nature of disability and the kind of support you may require during the interview process.
Purpose of Position
To ensure successful implementation and monitoring of the Youth and Disability Inclusion Project that is aimed at improving livelihood opportunities for vulnerable youth living with disabilities.
Project implementation 40%
Facilitate the mobilisation, identification and pre-screening of vulnerable youth living with disabilities for employability training and coaching program.
Support trainings on mentoring and coaching in soft skills, financial literacy and other relevant skills in order to equip and motivate the youths in the uptake of available relevant employment opportunities.
Ensure timely and effective implementation of all project interventions as well as the successful achievement of proposed outcomes and intended impacts.
Coordinate the disability accessibility assessment and support readiness and inclusion for hotels and staff in the project.
Establish operational priorities and monitor monthly project performance against targets
Ensure that project interventions are integrated with other projects within the Area Program.
Facilitate identification of partners, processes and systems for employment linkages for the program graduates
Follow up with hotels institution to discuss any issues with training students with disability
Facilitate pastoral support as necessary, and monitor students during the project period.
Quality Assurance - Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation, 35%
Participate in the development of the project design and ensure compliance with WVK and donor guidelines and standards.
Ensure individual assessment reports are conducted for each learner and safeguarded for only use by the hotel in improving the working environment youth with disability.
Ensure that project initiatives meet or exceed planned outcomes and are implemented in full compliance with WVK, the donor and other relevant partnership and international standards and guidelines;
Ensure consistent monitoring of students throughout their education and post training period to ensure maximum return on investment.
Ensure timely and appropriate utilization of the budgeted project resources.
Ensure proper application of business processes, standards and guidelines related to the project in accordance with the donor requirements.
Ensure that the project achieves acceptable financial and operational audit results by implementing activities in accordance with established norm and policies.
Ensure that, in general, project monitoring arrangements comply with the project agreement and, in particular, the provisions of this agreement are fully observed in the design of project M&E.
Ensure quality monthly, quarterly, semi annual and annual reports are compiled and submitted in a timely manner in line with the donor requirements.
Report basic programmatic information periodically to WVK and donor
Advocacy, Engagement, Networks & Partnerships, 20%
Ensure adequate representation with the donor, government of Kenya officials, private sector, civil society groups, including educational institutions, People with Disability Organization (DPO), Private Sector, faith-based groups and youth associations.
Ensure close working collaboration with key Government line ministries and other like-minded partners.
Develop timely and accurate similar funding proposal in line with donor requirements and WVK standards in collaboration with sector specialists.
Effectively advocate for the project to ensure visibility and timely implementation of interventions
Explore linkages for the youth project for employment and economic empowerment
Any Other duty 5%
Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:
Must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Special needs Education, Development Studies, Social Work, Psychology or a closely related field from a recognized University.
Must have a minimum of two years relevant experience with regards to designing, planning, implementation and reporting on disability programming, integrated development, relief and/or advocacy.
Experience in youth livelihoods development programming with focus on Gender, Disability and social inclusion.
Have practical skills in research, monitoring and evaluation, training and report writing
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Experience in Advocacy, Community Development with strong partnership with GoK ministries and other relevant stakeholders like private companies and corporate bodies
Passionate about youth empowerment and disability initiatives