Humanitarian Emergencies and Cash Co-ordination Manager

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The manager provides strategic leadership in World Vision's humanitarian work, particularly in responding to crises, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), and contributing to key areas of the sector, influencing host governments and donors in key policy areas. The role will also be the key HEA focal person representing the office on regional engagements related to Humanitarian Emergency Affairs (HEA) and Disaster Declaration Group (DDG) issues, and providing Technical guidance to the Senior Leadership Team (SLT). Furthermore, the role will act as the Cash programming focal person within the National Office. He or she will provide leadership for Cash related assessment, program design, Implementation and learning interventions as well as coordination and engagements representing World Vision.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Response Management:

  • Development of the WV South Sudan Response business plans and ensure proper alignment with the national office strategies.

  • Develop and implement World Vision South Sudan (WVSS) HEA capacity building plan and ensure National Disaster Management Team (NDMT) committee members are functional and have updated TORs.

  • Provide Technical support and oversight to the Disaster Preparedness Planning initiatives and the National Office and at Zonal Level.

  • Ensure that at all times WV South Sudan maintains minimum capabilities to respond to community needs.

Lead/Support Acquisition of HEA Resources:

  • Contribute to the development of project proposals for the opportunities offered by donors to support humanitarian interventions and DRR.

  • Lead key assessments, including rapid and departmental assessment and preparation.

  • Operational in DRR, Management of emergency interventions and implementation.

  • Lead the establishment and operation of the WV SS national disaster management team (NDMT).

  • Active membership in RDMT.

  • Prepare and carry out NDM.

Cash Programming Co-ordination and Networking:

  • Lead coordination and networking initiatives on CVP for WVSS. This includes engagements with the CashWorkign Group, CaLP, Government State Departments, Consortia, the HPPP, NGOs and other stakeholders in that space.

  • Where possible, provide leadership for working groups or task teams.

  • Work with GAM, Technical Teams and partners to develop winning proposals that incorporate CVP as modality.

  • Establish And maintain good relationship.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning:

  • Innovate; test or replicate good ideas to scale up multipurpose cash based programming in humanitarian, social safety net or development programming.

  • Set up CVP monitoring, accountability and learning systems and address findings and recommendations on a regular basis.

  • Design and facilitate market assessments and document lessons for sharing internally and with key partners

  • Ensure regular program reports are generated and shared internally, with program staff.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Field-based international NGO work experience in Humanitarian Emergency affairs and Cash Assistance program leadership, with a minimum of 5 years total development and emergency experience in food logistics (warehousing, transportation, distributions) in a fragile or challenging and complex contexts with responsibility of overseeing comprehensive food security programs.

  • Experience in working Camps, for refugees or internally displaced people will be an added advantage.

  • A proven strong cash based programming background.

  • Sound knowledge of humanitarian international standards, policies and procedures including the Red Cross and Red Crescent Code of Conduct, HAP-I Standard, ECB Good Enough Guide, Sphere Standard (Humanitarian Charter and Participation Standard), donor requirements and WV Humanitarian Accountability Framework.

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

  • Ability to work in high tension and high security risk situations and be able to adapt to rapidly changing contexts.

  • Strong English communication skills (both oral and written).

  • Positive collaboration and facilitation skills including the ability to train and supervise a multi-cultural team.

  • Proven ability to manage complex partnership relationships including effective coordination with host country government.

  • Good cross-cultural communication skills.

  • Willingness to spend at least 30% of the time in the field visiting projects sometimes under difficult living conditions.

  • Bachelor degree in the fields of: Social Science, Economics, Statistics or related field.

  • Demonstrated understanding of humanitarian response principles, guidelines and policies.

  • Good understanding of the theory and principles of development.

  • Good understanding of child protection standards.

  • Knowledge of the main current debates on the effectiveness of disaster preparedness and methods.

  • A good understanding of Christian principles demonstrated by a personal expression of the faith.

  • The response to the development programming is desired.

  • Deployment and / or travel in humanitarian emergencies of all kinds.

  • Programming in a humanitarian or long-term development context.

  • Acquisition of demonstrated resources (grants) for humanitarian interventions.

  • Clear history of a solid external management of stakeholders in political and intercultural contexts.

  • Demonstrated experience in child-centered and community-based programs.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, management, business administration, international development or a related field including grant management.

  • Extensive exposure to Humanitarian Emergency affairs and or Cash programming co-ordination (minimum 3 years).

  • Knowledge of the Sphere standards, Code of Conduct for Red Cross/ Red crescent, Humanitarian Accountability Partnerships (HAP) and other international humanitarian standards.

  • Experience in working in fragile, and difficult contexts with very limited amenities will be an added advantage.

  • Training in CALP certified cash based programming courses will be an added advantage.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Field based position in Yambio, Western Equatoria.

National Director, WV Zimbabwe

*Please submit your CV in English.

*Open until filled.

COUNTRY CONTEXT:

World Vision has been operating in Zimbabwe for 47 years, working with vulnerable communities, partner NGOs, local and donor governments, and the private sector to deliver high impact child focused programming. In a country where more than 70% of the country’s population of 16 million lives in rural areas, World Vision Zimbabwe (WVZ) implements long term programs (Area Development Programs); short term & multi-year grants funded by individuals, donors and other funding from support offices such as United States, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Spain, Taiwan, United States and Switzerland. In addition, the office also receives funding support from traditional

donors and multilateral institutions including USAID, WFP, UNICEF, UNFPA FAO; European Union, DFID, ECHO, ADH and UNHCR.

World Vision Zimbabwe has an annual operating budget of approximately US$ 55 million and implements 31 Area Programs (APs) in 9 out of 10 provinces in the country. A total average of 69,969 Sponsored Children and 2.5 million children & adults are reached. WV Zimbabwe has a total workforce of 750 employees excluding volunteers.

The main programming sectors are Education and Life Skills; Health, Nutrition and WASH; Resilience and Livelihoods; Protection of Children; Emergency Response as well as Faith and Development.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

  • To provide overall strategic and operational leadership for World Vision Zimbabwe.

  • Strategically lead, develop and direct the implementation of all aspects of World Vision Ministry in Zimbabwe as an effective member of the Partnership in line with Twin Citizenship principles to ensure high Ministry quality and high impact on the field; Be accountable for all of the above.

  • Ensure that WV’s ministry is directly contributing to the sustained well-being of children and the fulfillment of their rights within families and communities.

  • Represent WV to all donors, project partners, other WV Partnership offices and divisions, local Government, Church representatives and non-governmental organizations serving according to given Power of Attorney.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Spiritual Leadership:

  • Ensure that WV Zimbabwe has high quality Christian Commitment strategy and operations plan and they are appropriate for country context.

  • Model high standard of personal Christian leadership, Ministry and integrity though lifestyle and work relationships, and provide spiritual guidance to staff on the Vision, Mission and WV Core Values.

  • Participate and lead regular devotional meetings.

Ministry Performance:

  • Ensure high quality and high impact on the field by leading in a way that WV Zimbabwe programs are achieving expected annual targets on sustainable basis in line with strategic priorities.

  • Ensure adequate resources are acquired and managed to meet and enable quality program implementation.

  • Ensure the highest standards of quality and accountability through compliance with World Vision policies and standards and international standards for emergency response, disaster mitigation, rehabilitation and development.

  • Ensure adequate oversight over project proposals, reports, integrated audits, and ministry evaluations to assure that impact and accountability patterns are met.

  • Ensure accountability for the implementation of effective ministry to all key stakeholders. Ensure adequate oversight towards relevant, timely and accurate flow of management and operational reports according to program objectives and standards.

Strategy, Operating Plan and Long- and Short- Term Targets:

  • Ensure that there is documented Country strategy, Ministry strategies and operating plans, and the latter have been derived from overall strategy and have clear and measurable short-term and long-term targets; Ensure that Ministry strategies are aligned with Partnership Strategic priorities and Our Promise.

  • Ensure that there are clear strategies for People and Culture, Communications and other main functions, and they are based on the office strategy and operational plan and include main priority areas identified in respective Regional and

  • Partnership Strategy. Facilitate and be accountable for strategies execution and monitoring.

  • Support Senior Leadership Team to make consistent and progressive steps towards organizational and programmatic consistency and sustainability; effectively communicate work plans and priorities derived from the organizational strategies by partnering with Senior Leadership Team to ensure synchronized accountabilities, objectives and associated budgets.

  • Enhance organizational excellence by establishing operational benchmarks, timeframes, targets for accountability, KPIs and resources needed to achieve strategic goals, proactively driving improvements if necessary.

  • Enhance sustainable programming supported by stable, long term financing to develop sustainable funding base and to pursue new and innovative funding sources to meet WV Lesotho’s strategic priorities.

  • Play a leading role in developing and managing effective partnerships and networks with both existing and new key partners.

Organizational Leadership:

  • Promote WV’s Vision, Mission, Core Values and key Partnership Standards and Practices among staff and partners and ensure they are the core foundation of the office strategies and work.

  • Promote a leadership and management style that enables the integration of operations across Zimbabwe.

  • Ensure that capable staff is available to implement office strategy and operational plans.

  • Supervise Senior Leadership Team, all policies, organizational planning and development, ensure clarity around roles, motivate Senior Leadership Team and facilitate effective team dynamics.

  • Review and approve Senior Leadership Team succession plans; ensure that proper capacity is in place and succession plan is updated and executed.

  • Lead and Manage in a way that facilitates the high performance culture, open trustworthy relationships and integrity; Promote culture of learning and development, employee engagement and good stewardship of human capital in the office.

  • Ensure implementation and compliance to Partnership Performance Management Standards and Principles, while seek to implement Performance Management guidelines on reasonable level; Champion Senior Leadership Team in proper implementation of Performance Evaluations on annual level.

  • Support initiatives for staff care and well-being.

  • Respect, value and promote gender, age, religious and ethnic diversity.

  • Ensure high standards in the management of the human, financial, capital and technical resources of the organization. It also includes inspiring and maintaining high standards of work and clear accountability to stakeholders.

  • Visit projects frequently to encourage, build relationships, and support WV programs.

Advocacy and Representation:

  • Represent WV Zimbabwe, engage and build strategic alliances with the Government of individual countries, boards, major donor agencies, WV Partnership, non-governmental agencies, churches and media.

  • Develop and implement appropriate advocacy strategies to raise awareness of- and advocate for change in- key issues within the specific context.

  • Lead and facilitate strategies for the promotion of justice that look for the change of unfair structures that oppress those in need; Ensure that WV is positioned as a leading NGO in promoting the well-being and rights of children within the country context to deserve public and stakeholders’ confidence and trust.

  • Strengthen awareness of World Vision’s program both within and outside of the WV Partnership.

  • Ensure that WV Brand is respected within all operational areas and none of office operations or staff conduct harm it.

  • Provide leadership, strategic direction and support to the team for developing and implementing excellent donor experience and acquisition of Ministry funds; Identify new opportunities and forge alliances that lead to optimization of all resources.

  • Engage WV Zimbabwe’s Advisory Council and ensure strong reporting performance. Support the Advisory Council in identifying and interviewing candidates and coordination of selection with the Regional Office.

Financial Management and Operational Audit Compliance:

  • Ensure efficient and effective organizational practices, that would result in successful financial and operational audit scores.

  • Oversee action planning and execution to resolve audit findings in an agreed and timely manner; oversee appropriate reporting of audit results and actions.

  • Oversee strong financial compliance through timeliness and completeness of financial reports.

  • Oversee strong operational compliance through timeliness and completeness of program/project reports.

  • Provide direction and focus for integrating private and public funds to maximize results and respond to community needs in most effective and efficient way.

  • Manage overall financial integrity of the program to WV Support Offices, Donors, the Government and other stakeholders.

  • Provide overall strategic leadership and initiative for identifying and securing financial resources to support the program.

Safety and Security, Disaster Mitigation and Preparedness:

  • Develop and maintain capacity to respond to natural and man-made emergencies.

  • Oversee regular review of security and safety plans and protocols (security manual, evacuation plan, Disaster Preparedness Plan, and risk assessments at national and AP levels) and ensure understanding and compliance by all staff and visitors.

  • Oversee relief efforts, as and when they arise and work in partnership with response teams. Build in-country relief response capacity to ensure adequate disaster management and response.

  • Liaise with other international organizations to collect information about the security environment and, where appropriate, discuss joint responses to security threats.

Compliance and Country Legal Environment:

  • Ensure that the country office comply with local legal requirements and standards.

  • Represent WV country office in courts, if required.

  • Ensure and oversee proper mechanisms for Child Protection and other WVI Standards and Principles implementation.

  • Ensure that the entity functions in a complementary, cohesive manner where the principles of interdependence and twin citizenship guide the contribution made to the Partnership and the use of WV Partnership resources.

  • Ensure WV Zimbabwe actively participates in scheduled Peer Reviews. Take ownership for appropriate action planning and execution of Peer Review recommendations with the Advisory Council.

  • Ensure business continuity through an integrated risk management approach, including security, financial, operational and reputation risks by developing contingency plans and scenarios; and take ownership of the action plans.

National Resource Development:

  • Explore opportunities and facilitate National Resource Development plan.

  • Develop and implement an effective National Resource Development strategy and implementation plan that enables to generate funds locally to meet local sustainability strategy.

  • Implement long term and short term programs that create new opportunities for acquisition, retention and transformation of diverse set of donors.

  • Influence donors using creative approaches to motivate them to get involved in support of WV Zimbabwe fundraising initiatives.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Masters degree in international development, Social Science or related field is required.

  • Experience of National Board development process.

  • Previous National/Country Director experience is required.

  • Prior governance experience is required.

  • Minimum 3 years executive leadership experience in a large international organization.

  • Requires at least 15 years’ experience in International NGO leadership.

  • Proven experience in overseeing large Government grants, major private donors and/or complex multi-sectorial humanitarian operations.

  • Requires prior experience in country strategy development and organizational development.

  • Proven track record of fundraising and marketing experience.

  • Experience in leading executive teams, or leader of leaders.

  • Strong networking, representation and communication skills with ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with senior internal and external stakeholders.

  • Ability to cope under significant pressure and in a volatile environment.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff, board and other stakeholders.

  • Ability to lead a multi-cultural team of senior professionals.

  • Understands and values diversity to achieve organizational goals.

  • High level of emotional intelligence.

  • Innovator and calculated risk taker.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Deputy Chief of Party

PURPOSE OF POSITION

World Vision is seeking candidates for the position of Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) / Deputy Programme Director (DPD) for an anticipated USAID funded WASH project. The purpose of the project will be to increase access to sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services to targeted districts in Northern Ghana. The Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) / Deputy Programme Director (DPD) is responsible for the management of the project, including grant implementation, financial accountability, staffing, planning and reporting as assigned by Chief of Party (CoP)/ Programme Director (PD).

The Deputy CoP/PD has responsibility for overall project operations. S/he should be familiar with the technical components of the project and the required support services. The Deputy CoP/PD ensures that grants operations and sub-grantee management activities are in full compliance with USAID regulations and aligned to NO operations. Upon CoP/PD request, the Deputy CoP/PD would represent the grant to donors and other stakeholders.

Please note that this position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Oversee Project Operations

  • Direct and oversee World Vision's work in an assigned program, ensuring that all program goals are met.

  • Research new funding opportunities and develop funding proposals.

  • Manage grant budget within approved spending levels.

  • Identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments to the Chief of Party/ Programme Director.

  • Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocable, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure clean audits.

  • Oversee supply and equipment acquisition, disposition, and management in compliance with WV internal and donor requirements.

People Management:

  • Organize and direct the work of grant staff and short-term advisors, set individual performance objectives cascaded from project objectives to all staff hired in the project.

  • Provide supervision, training and performance management coaching and feedback.

  • Support Staff Learning and Development according with WVI policy.

  • Develop and update workforce planning

  • Ensure strong staff management practices, consistent with WV policies, donor requirements and local laws

  • Ensure proper technical capacity of staff is available

Effective and accurate reporting and communication:

  • Establish and maintain effective reporting, evaluation, and internal communication.

  • Ensure timely and accurate reports that meet donor requirements.

  • Networking and Liaison with different stakeholders.

  • Liaise with host government officials, local communities, farmers, and other organizations as appropriate.

  • When delegated by CoP/PD, represent the project in meetings with donor and other stakeholders.

  • Close cooperation with NO GAM lead for implementation of the GAM objectives as well as close collaboration within the NO GAM Unit on donor positioning, lessons learned, grant health and quality improvements.

Other responsibilities

  • Carry out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned, including administrative and planning functions

  • Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and daily devotional meetings

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Masters degree in engineering, hydrology, hydrogeology, environmental sanitation, public health or otherrelevant field or equivalent experience in program management in developing countries

  • Familiarity with USAID requirements, their history and their development

  • Ability to integrate, lead and motivate teams of professionals around common goals

  • Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Experience integrating gender and youth into complex programming (inclusive programming)

  • Has managed a USAID grant

  • Good planning and organizational skills

  • At least five years of experience designing, implementing and managing large and complex projects involving multiple partners, in/for developing countries.

  • Fluent English speaker and the relevant other UN language, if it is officially used in the country

  • Strong writing and oral presentation skills in English

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred

  • At least 5 years of the international development experience of either the Director or Deputy Director (or of each); must involve implementation and management of large-scale grant/ programme activities

  • Good understanding of industry standards and trends in the global WASH sector

Regional Grants Acquisition Specialist

*Position location to be based in any country within the Asia Pacific Region where WVI is registered to operate. This is a LOCAL role and no budget for relocation is allocated; only local terms will be offered.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

This is a critical role to support growth in grant funding across 18 countries in the Asia Pacific region. The role collaborates with World Vision’s fundraising offices and field offices across the Asia Pacific region to strengthen strategic alignment with institutional donor strategies and improve overall coordination and efficiencies for effective grant acquisition and management processes.

Major responsibilities for this role include:

  • Effective prepositioning with and donors and partners;

  • Forming recommendations for organizational response to institutional donor trends;

  • Reporting on grants acquisition and management metrics;

  • Developing and driving the implementation of organizational learning and capacity building initiatives;

  • Process improvements.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Proactive collaboration with Field Office (FO) grants teams for pre-positioning and grant acquisition:

  • Provide technical guidance to FOs for the development of effective pre-positioning strategies, including technical branding and partnering.

  • Drive the delivery of regional level initiatives for technical branding and evidence, such as development of key messaging guides, capacity statements, and donor briefs.

  • Identify and effectively communicate new funding opportunities to FOs; broker Suport Office (SO) and Global Center (GC) support as required for FOs to access/pursue the opportunity.

  • Facilitate timely and efficient go/ no go processes between the FO, Regional Office (RO), Regional Leader (RL) (and other stakeholders on occasion).

  • Utilize donor insights, knowledge of broader development trends, or otherwise leveraging partnership best practices and learning to offer recommendations on win strategies to increase competitiveness for new opportunities.

  • Proactively seek out and share information on changes to donor, SO, or other relevant strategies or policies.

  • When necessary, support FOs to identify viable solutions for interim Grant Acquisition Management (GAM) cover during unexpected staff transition or leave periods.

  • In special circumstances, provide hands-on support/ surge capacity (or identify viable alternative) for grant proposal development, including proposal writing and editing (to be agreed with Regional Grants Acquisition Director on a case by case basis).

  • Actively and effectively coordinate multi-country opportunities, including FO selection processes and proposal development, as required.

  • Work with FO GAM teams to identify challenges with and develop appropriate solutions to improve internal acquisition processes.

  • Effectively advocate for WV Asia Pacific offices – influencing external audiences and key stakeholders within the partnership.

Deepen Insights and Reporting:

  • Track and analyze trends in the institutional funding landscape, effectively communicating key information to FOs and other key stakeholders to inform strategic decision making.

  • Maintain visibility of grants acquisition in South Asia Pacific, including reporting on key metrics on monthly and quarterly basis, with clear analysis to inform recommendations to leadership.

  • Support in embedding and maintaining mutual accountability mechanisms for agreed performance metrics, timely communications, and accurate reporting between RO and FO GAM teams.

  • Provide analysis and insights of donor strategies, priorities, and relationship history to inform donor engagement plans at FO and RO level.

  • Draw upon intelligence and analysis of the funding landscape to recommend opportunities for prepositioning concepts or pursuing multi-country proposals.

  • As required, document intelligence related to the donor competitive landscape and potential funding opportunities at regional and national level, updating appropriate FO staff to support the resource acquisition efforts.

  • Support the Grants Acquisition Director to establish and embed effective tracking and reporting processes, marrying the needs of GC, RO, and FO stakeholders.

  • Support FOs to effectively utilize WV tracking and reporting systems and tools, and to navigate accessing IT support/ escalating issues as required.

  • As required, provide other relevant and timely grant acquisition and management performance analysis in relation to current challenges and opportunities.

Best Practice Learning and Capacity Building:

  • Lead the roll out of training related to grants acquisition capacity building (e.g. Proposal Pro); support other functional contributing capacity building training (e.g. Budgeting for Proposals, Project Logic) with South Asia Pacific Offices.

  • Support in coaching/ mentoring national grant acquisition staff, in alignment with individual development plans.

  • Identify and advise Regional Grants Acquisition Director of FO capacity gaps in grants acquisition and management and other factors leading to poor proposal designs, poor win rates and grants implementation (e.g. design thinking, negotiation, data visualization, conveying evidence effectively etc.). In consultation with RO Grants Acquisition Director, establish and realize an action plan to address these gaps at National Office level.

  • Support in developing collaborative capacity building initiatives, leveraging partnership resources (SOs, GC, EU Representation Office, other ROs, Communication teams) for grants acquisition.

  • Identify, document and effectively share best practices, critical success factors of strategic breakthroughs, and lessons learned; including guidelines, tools and standards.

Develop and Embed Efficient Business Processes:

  • Provide timely and effective guidance to FOs for annual target-setting and business planning processes; work together with the GA Advisor for East Asia to prepare consolidated regional overviews with analysis as directed by the Regional GA Director.

  • Provide guidance and ensure accountability of FOs to systematically maintain accurate documentation of grant profiles and opportunity tracking information in Horizon; proactively work together with IT, Finance and other key stakeholders to troubleshoot issues and provide recommendations for systems improvement.

  • Together with the GA Advisor for East Asia, effectively structure and maintain RDU information management systems, (e.g. Teams) including Go/No-Go decisions, proposal development collaterals, donor intelligence, meeting notes, filing quarterly grant reports etc.).

  • Provide orientation to new FO GAM staff on World Vision’s grants systems and tools.

  • Together with the GA Advisor for East Asia, support in monitoring Grant Management performance via Grant Health Tracker and maintaining accountability for the system and agreed follow up actions with key stakeholders.

Coordination & Other Responsibilities:

  • Support Regional Grants Acquisition Unit and SO GAM events (e.g, Annual Regional Meetings, Webinars, CoP meetings, Gateway to Grants, start-up workshops, etc).

  • Support planning and integration initiatives with other RO functions.

  • On request by the Grants Acquisition Director, represent WV at internal and external meetings.

  • Administrative and logistical support to the Regional Grants Acquisition Director on request.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Minimum 3 years’ professional experience in acquisition and quality control of bilateral and multi-lateral grants

  • 5 years’ experience in the development field working in development and humanitarian emergency interventions, preferably with experience in developing countries

  • Experience working with both bilateral and multilateral donors.

  • University degree related to Development Studies/Business Management/Statistics/Research or International Relations preferred.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent English language skills; written and verbal.

  • Strong analytical skills with excellent attention to detail.

  • Ability to think strategically to form recommendations for positioning, capture planning, and systems improvements.

  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a diverse team to achieve an overall goal.

  • Self-starter, with strong organizational skills and the ability to work effectively with remote-based teams.

  • Adaptive, resourceful and solutions-oriented mindset required.

  • Networking/external engagement skills: proven experience in networking with donors and partners to bring about funding opportunities.

  • Experience working in a remote-based team setting.

  • Confident user of Excel.

  • Technical Training qualifications desired: ProposalPro

  • Professional technical skills desired: Humanitarian standards (SPHERE, HAP), specific trainings on donor requirements e.g. OFDA, GAC, USAID, DFID, Europe Aid; HEAT training.

  • Strong knowledge of databases.

  • Strong skills in Excel including use of Pivot tables.

  • Knowledge of PowerBI.

  • Experience in facilitating remote training and capacity building.

  • Experience with Horizon database.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.

Chief of Party (COP), Mozambique

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision seeks a Chief of Party (CoP) for the proposed USAID/Food for Peace -funded Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Mozambique.

The Chief of Party (CoP) is responsible for the overall management and representation of the activity. S/he will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the program and will serve as the principal institutional liaison to the donor and local government entities. For management, the COP must have proven leadership skills managing projects of a similar size and scope in developing countries. The COP must have prior experience effectively managing USAID development activities.

The COP must have prior experience working in Mozambique or the Southern Africa region, familiarity with the country’s social landscape, and demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.

The COP must have demonstrated experience recruiting, developing, and managing staff, as well as experience managing programmatic and financial reporting. S/he must understand and demonstrate commitment to the importance of gender and youth issues in food security programming and within staff and management of the activity. Demonstrate experience in adaptive management and learning techniques is highly encouraged.

S/he also provides strategic leadership and supervision of sub-grantees and sub-contractors while ensuring the security, feasibility, and sustainability of the program and contribution to Child wellbeing outcomes.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct and oversee grant implementation, ensuring that all strategic objectives are met through proper design, staffing, implementation and quality assurance.

  • Build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.

  • Ensure appropriate project quality support to consortium members through purpose leads.

  • Oversee that bottlenecks and challenges to project impact are addressed at various levels of stakeholders using forums such as Technical Working Groups, donor/government led coordination meetings and meetings with consortium member project managers.

  • In collaboration with partners' Project Managers, design and facilitate regular project learning events with consortium partners and other key stakeholders, ensuring that lessons of sound practice are documented and disseminated through project implementation and review.

  • Supervise a team of senior level international and national staff with skills across a diverse set of technical areas.

  • Ensure proper technical capacity of staff to manage complex donor funded projects.

  • Lead grant staff and short-term consultants.

  • Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely accurate and professional reports that meet donor requirements.

  • Ensure grant/project budget is managed within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and SO IPG staff.

  • Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocated as per assigned budget, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure low risk audits.

  • Escalate grant management issues early and openly; resolve grant management issues quickly and fully.

  • Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A master’s degree in development studies, international relations, agriculture, nutrition, public health, business administration, or a related field.

  • Minimum of 10 years of progressively increasing management responsibility in international development projects is required; Two years of applicable experience can substitute for a master’s degree

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

  • Familiarity with USAID FFP Development Food Security Activities (DFSA) programs, as well as experience managing programmatic and financial reporting.

  • Proven ability in the management of large integrated grant-funded projects in developing countries.

  • Proven ability to manage technical teams and to integrate teams of professionals around common goals.

  • S/he must understand and demonstrate commitment to the importance of gender and youth issues in food security programming and within staff and management of the activity.

  • Demonstrate experience in adaptive management and learning techniques is highly encouraged.

  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.

  • Experience working/living in countries in Southern Africa. Familiarity with the context of Mozambique.

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

  • Ability to achieve results through partners.

  • Experience of leading large and diverse teams.

  • Experience in leading and managing large grants in a complex environment.

  • Experience as a CoP/PD or senior expert advisor required.

  • Experience managing sub grants and contracts under grants for complex projects.

  • Fluency in English. Fluency in Portuguese will be an added advantage.

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

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience in adaptive management and learning techniques is highly encouraged.

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

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing alliances with the private sector is desirable.

  • Familiarity with and commitment to addressing gender equality in project sectors is required, as demonstrated by at least two years of senior-level experience working on projects that addressed gender-related constraints.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

  • Travel to the United States WVUS Washington, DC Office to meet with donors and other stakeholders.

WVV AP Development Facilitator - Tuan Giao, Dien Bien

WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:

World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As a child-focused organization, World Vision’s (WV) work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. WVV has a total income of around US$ 18,000,000 (FY18) with funding from 16 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Funding of WVV consists of sponsorship program funding (70%) and Private Non Sponsorship (PNS)/Grants (30%). World Vision International-Vietnam employs about 420 staff, of which 99% are Vietnamese nationals.

In 2018, World Vision Vietnam is implementing 37 Area Programs (APs) which operate in 5 zones: North 1 (Hoa Binh, Dien Bien), North 2 (Yen Bai, Tuyen Quang), North 3 (Hung Yen, Thanh Hoa, Hai Phong), Central (Quang Tri, Quang Nam, Danang) and South (Quang Ngai, Binh Thuan, Ho Chi Minh, DakNong). WVV’s APs focus within one administrative district of a province which usually populated by ethnic minority people with very high rates of poverty. A uniqueness of WVV’s AP approach and structure is that team members are based at district level where the AP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis. Beside the APs, WVV is also implementing different Special and Grant Projects to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children in both AP and non-AP areas.

WVV’s Area Programs (AP) focus within one administrative district of a province which usually populated by ethnic minority people with very high rates of poverty. APs are mainly funded by sponsorship funds, and are a phased approach to development, involving clear and consistent assessment, design, implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation and reflection phases. Each AP is tailored to the needs of a specific community in alignment with WVV’s strategic priorities. WVV works closely with district and commune local authorities and local partners to implement program activities. A uniqueness of WVV’s AP approach and structure is that team members are based at district level where the AP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis.

Under each AP, there will be 6-8 staff, including one AP manager, one Sponsorship Facilitator, one Finance Officer/Bookkeeper, one AP Coordinator and 2-4 Development Facilitators (DFs) who are in charge of the management of all projects (assessment & planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and transition), and community engagement for the assigned communes/wards in their AP. For each zone (6-8 APs), there are 4 Zonal technical staff, including three Technical Program Officers (Nutrition, Child Protection, Livelihoods) and one Zonal Program Effectiveness Officer. DFs will be coached by the AP manager programmatically and the Zonal staff technically. One of the strengths of this structure is to allow better integration of the program toward Child Well Being Outcomes.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

  • To serve as a catalyst, partnership broker, and builder of the capacity of local partners, facilitating the development process toward the improved and sustained well-being of children within their families and community, especially the most vulnerable children.

  • To manage the technical projects in assigned communes.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

ROLE DIMENSIONS

  1. Community Engagement and Sponsorship

    Planning:

    Facilitate partnering/ networking with and connections among different local stakeholders (formal and informal community groups, businesses, NGOs and local government agencies, etc.) to mobilize resources for the well-being of children.

    Raise awareness of local partners and community in assigned commune on WV’s Christian identity and values, child focused and community based development approach

    Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in AP planning and annual community review and planning

    Facilitate AP planning activities at the assigned communes

    Facilitate annual community review and planning at the assigned communes

    Support communities and partners to develop and implement the community-based disaster preparedness plans

    Monitoring:

    Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in the assigned communes in shared monitoring

    Facilitate shared monitoring activities and reports

    Facilitate refection meetings with participation of communities

    Facilitate annual program effectiveness/ PAF self-review and community based groups self-review

    Child participation and protection:

    Strengthen child clubs and children led community initiatives

    Promote the use of child friendly tools such as photo voice, body map, river of life to increase child participation and voice in the community

    Strengthen child protection committees in the assigned communes

    MVC inclusion:

    Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in MVC mapping

    Facilitate the process of MVC mapping and updates

    Utilize MVC mapping results for program planning and support – to make sure MVC are included and best benefiting from technical project interventions/ models

    Document best practices, lesion learnt and MSC (Most Significant Change) stories of MVC and their families

    Micro projects:

    Strengthen community based groups in the assigned communes and build capacity for them in micro projects planning

    Identify and engage communities and partners in micro projects

    Facilitate the community based groups in development and implementation of micro projects

    Facilitate community based groups in monitoring and reporting of micro projects.

    Sponsorship integration:

    Include RC in project activities and monitor participation and benefits of RC and their families

    Coordinate the child registration and well-being monitoring of children, including RC in assigned communes, as per sponsorship standards through the SR volunteer network

  2. Program Management in assigned communes

Implementation of Technical Models

Work closely with TPOs to introduce and build capacity for local partners on technical project models, guidelines, tools

Facilitate the implementation of technical models in alignment with the standard guidelines (cost norms) and tools

Work closely with TPO and technical local partners to facilitate the supportive supervision process in assigned communes to ensure technical quality of the project models

Mainstream CCT (CPPa, gender, disability, DRR, Faith and Development) in all project activities whenever appropriate

Document best practices and advocate for the replication of technical project models to larger scale

Monitor and report (ITT and narrative) on the progress of Technical Projects (monthly, semi-annually, annually)

Facilitate communities and partners to participate in the baseline survey and evaluation in assigned communes

Financial Management

Manage resources with integrity and stewardship, in compliance with WVV’s financial policies and procedures.

Coordinate procurement and strategic sourcing in assigned communes

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

(The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training.)

Education

- Bachelor degree, preferably in education, public health, community development, social work.

Knowledge & Skills

- Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes.

- Basic knowledge and understanding of key aspects of development work; including child protection, nutrition /health, livelihoods, resilience, advocacy, cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender, environment, disability, child participation).

- Demonstrated capacity in project management, with conceptual understanding and required competency in DME functions (e.g. Facilitate monitoring processes with partners and community, analyze and interpret monitoring data).

- Skills in facilitation of development processes, including organisation, mobilisation and influence of partners (especially at commune level) and partnering among different development partners.

- Strong interpersonal skills and well-developed written and oral communications skills in Vietnamese.

- Ability to think critically and reflect.

- Ability to lead own learning and development

- Fair English skill.

- Solid computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email.

Experience

- At least 2 years of work experience in community development.

- Experience in program implementation, community mobilization and participatory approach

- Experience in working with local stakeholders/partners.

- Experience of working with children and ethnic minorities.

World Vision Vietnam is a Christian non-government organization. Applicants having working experience in a similar kind of organization will be an advantage.

Our contact details are: People and Culture Department -World Vision International – Vietnam Address: 9th floor, the Mercury building, 444 Hoang Hoa Tham, Hanoi, Tel: 024. 39439920 (ext.142)

We give equal opportunity to every candidate, regardless of religion, race and gender.

A competitive salary, benefits and career development opportunity will be offered and commensurate with the experience, qualifications and responsibilities.

WVV AP Development Facilitator - Dien Bien Dong, Dien Bien

WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:

World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As a child-focused organization, World Vision’s (WV) work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. WVV has a total income of around US$ 18,000,000 (FY18) with funding from 16 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Funding of WVV consists of sponsorship program funding (70%) and Private Non Sponsorship (PNS)/Grants (30%). World Vision International-Vietnam employs about 420 staff, of which 99% are Vietnamese nationals.

In 2018, World Vision Vietnam is implementing 37 Area Programs (APs) which operate in 5 zones: North 1 (Hoa Binh, Dien Bien), North 2 (Yen Bai, Tuyen Quang), North 3 (Hung Yen, Thanh Hoa, Hai Phong), Central (Quang Tri, Quang Nam, Danang) and South (Quang Ngai, Binh Thuan, Ho Chi Minh, DakNong). WVV’s APs focus within one administrative district of a province which usually populated by ethnic minority people with very high rates of poverty. A uniqueness of WVV’s AP approach and structure is that team members are based at district level where the AP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis. Beside the APs, WVV is also implementing different Special and Grant Projects to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children in both AP and non-AP areas.

WVV’s Area Programs (AP) focus within one administrative district of a province which usually populated by ethnic minority people with very high rates of poverty. APs are mainly funded by sponsorship funds, and are a phased approach to development, involving clear and consistent assessment, design, implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation and reflection phases. Each AP is tailored to the needs of a specific community in alignment with WVV’s strategic priorities. WVV works closely with district and commune local authorities and local partners to implement program activities. A uniqueness of WVV’s AP approach and structure is that team members are based at district level where the AP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis.

Under each AP, there will be 6-8 staff, including one AP manager, one Sponsorship Facilitator, one Finance Officer/Bookkeeper, one AP Coordinator and 2-4 Development Facilitators (DFs) who are in charge of the management of all projects (assessment & planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and transition), and community engagement for the assigned communes/wards in their AP. For each zone (6-8 APs), there are 4 Zonal technical staff, including three Technical Program Officers (Nutrition, Child Protection, Livelihoods) and one Zonal Program Effectiveness Officer. DFs will be coached by the AP manager programmatically and the Zonal staff technically. One of the strengths of this structure is to allow better integration of the program toward Child Well Being Outcomes.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

  • To serve as a catalyst, partnership broker, and builder of the capacity of local partners, facilitating the development process toward the improved and sustained well-being of children within their families and community, especially the most vulnerable children.

  • To manage the technical projects in assigned communes.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

ROLE DIMENSIONS

  1. Community Engagement and Sponsorship

    Planning:

    Facilitate partnering/ networking with and connections among different local stakeholders (formal and informal community groups, businesses, NGOs and local government agencies, etc.) to mobilize resources for the well-being of children.

    Raise awareness of local partners and community in assigned commune on WV’s Christian identity and values, child focused and community based development approach

    Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in AP planning and annual community review and planning

    Facilitate AP planning activities at the assigned communes

    Facilitate annual community review and planning at the assigned communes

    Support communities and partners to develop and implement the community-based disaster preparedness plans

    Monitoring:

    Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in the assigned communes in shared monitoring

    Facilitate shared monitoring activities and reports

    Facilitate refection meetings with participation of communities

    Facilitate annual program effectiveness/ PAF self-review and community based groups self-review

    Child participation and protection:

    Strengthen child clubs and children led community initiatives

    Promote the use of child friendly tools such as photo voice, body map, river of life to increase child participation and voice in the community

    Strengthen child protection committees in the assigned communes

    MVC inclusion:

    Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in MVC mapping

    Facilitate the process of MVC mapping and updates

    Utilize MVC mapping results for program planning and support – to make sure MVC are included and best benefiting from technical project interventions/ models

    Document best practices, lesion learnt and MSC (Most Significant Change) stories of MVC and their families

    Micro projects:

    Strengthen community based groups in the assigned communes and build capacity for them in micro projects planning

    Identify and engage communities and partners in micro projects

    Facilitate the community based groups in development and implementation of micro projects

    Facilitate community based groups in monitoring and reporting of micro projects.

    Sponsorship integration:

    Include RC in project activities and monitor participation and benefits of RC and their families

    Coordinate the child registration and well-being monitoring of children, including RC in assigned communes, as per sponsorship standards through the SR volunteer network

  2. Program Management in assigned communes

Implementation of Technical Models

Work closely with TPOs to introduce and build capacity for local partners on technical project models, guidelines, tools

Facilitate the implementation of technical models in alignment with the standard guidelines (cost norms) and tools

Work closely with TPO and technical local partners to facilitate the supportive supervision process in assigned communes to ensure technical quality of the project models

Mainstream CCT (CPPa, gender, disability, DRR, Faith and Development) in all project activities whenever appropriate

Document best practices and advocate for the replication of technical project models to larger scale

Monitor and report (ITT and narrative) on the progress of Technical Projects (monthly, semi-annually, annually)

Facilitate communities and partners to participate in the baseline survey and evaluation in assigned communes

Financial Management

Manage resources with integrity and stewardship, in compliance with WVV’s financial policies and procedures.

Coordinate procurement and strategic sourcing in assigned communes

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

(The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training.)

Education

- Bachelor degree, preferably in education, public health, community development, social work.

Knowledge & Skills

- Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes.

- Basic knowledge and understanding of key aspects of development work; including child protection, nutrition /health, livelihoods, resilience, advocacy, cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender, environment, disability, child participation).

- Demonstrated capacity in project management, with conceptual understanding and required competency in DME functions (e.g. Facilitate monitoring processes with partners and community, analyze and interpret monitoring data).

- Skills in facilitation of development processes, including organisation, mobilisation and influence of partners (especially at commune level) and partnering among different development partners.

- Strong interpersonal skills and well-developed written and oral communications skills in Vietnamese.

- Ability to think critically and reflect.

- Ability to lead own learning and development

- Fair English skill.

- Solid computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email.

Experience

- At least 2 years of work experience in community development.

- Experience in program implementation, community mobilization and participatory approach

- Experience in working with local stakeholders/partners.

- Experience of working with children and ethnic minorities.

World Vision Vietnam is a Christian non-government organization. Applicants having working experience in a similar kind of organization will be an advantage.

Our contact details are: People and Culture Department -World Vision International – Vietnam Address: 9th floor, the Mercury building, 444 Hoang Hoa Tham, Hanoi, Tel: 024. 39439920 (ext.142)

We give equal opportunity to every candidate, regardless of religion, race and gender.

A competitive salary, benefits and career development opportunity will be offered and commensurate with the experience, qualifications and responsibilities.

WVV AP Manager - Mai Chau, Hoa Binh

World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As a child-focused organization, WV’s work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. WVV has a total income of around US$ 18,000,000 (FY19) with funding from 14 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Funding of WVV consists of sponsorship program funding (70%) and PNS/grants (30%). WVV employs about 420 staff, of which more than 99% are Vietnamese nationals.

In FY19, World Vision Vietnam is implementing 37 Area Programmes (APs) which operate in 5 zones: North1 (Hoa Binh and Dien Bien), North 2 (Yen Bai – Tuyen Quang), North 3 (Thanh Hoa, Hung Yen, Hai Phong), Centre (Quang Tri, Quang Nam – Danang) and South (Quang Ngai, Binh Thuan, Ho Chi Minh, DakNong). WVV’s AP usually focuses within one administrative district of a province which populated by ethnic minority people with high rates of poverty. A uniqueness of WVV’s Development Program Approach (DPA) is that AP team members are based at district level where the AP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis. Beside the APs, WVV is also implementing different Special and Grant Projects to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children in both AP and non-AP areas.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Provide overall leadership and management to the area program in accordance with WVV’s strategic directions (e.g. national strategy, Technical Approaches, Technical Programs), policies (e.g. HR Manual, Finance and Child Protection policies, ect.), standards (e.g. technical project models, Program Effectiveness, child sponsorship, child protection and child safe organization, Program Accountability Framework, etc.).

  1. Leadership and People Management:

    Provide overall leadership to the AP team, including spiritual leadership

    Work with PnC department to recruit and provide orientation for new staff

    Supervise, coach, mentor, provide adequate feedback to AP staff to ensure their high performance toward the shared goals.

    Identify and address development needs of AP staff to ensure that they are well equipped with core and job-specific competencies to carry out quality work

    Identify and address staffing issues in a timely and professional manner, in working with PnC department

    Promote ongoing reflection and learning culture among AP staff

    Organize the AP office and facilitate a working environment of trust, mutual respect, and care among all staff

    Build effective relationships with support office/donors; provide support office/donors with vital program information, documentation,

    stories and reports on a timely manner and get them involved in key events/milestones of the program

  2. Community Engagement and Sponsorship

Build effective working relationship with various development partners including PMB and technical departments at district and commune level

Network with external stakeholders (NGOs, CSO, local businesses, etc.) and create space for collaboration, partnership and advocacy toward improved well being of children, especially the most vulnerable

Raise awareness of local partners and community on WV’s Christian identity and values, child focused and community based development

Promote program accountability in accordance with PAF

Lead the AP planning process as well as the annual community review & planning process

Promote shared monitoring and integrated reflection with local partners and community to review the progress and identify areas for improvements

Support communities and partners to develop and implement the community development plan/ initiatives (micro projects) including advocacy initiatives

Support communities and partners to develop and implement community-based disaster preparedness plans

Identify and mobilize community resources for joint advocacy activities at district level

Lead the documentation of best practices, lessons learnt, MSC stories and share with external and internal stakeholders for learning and advocacy purpose

Lead the process of MVC mapping and inclusion in the project activities

Lead child projection and inclusion as per Sponsorship standards and monitor participation and

benefits of RC/MVC and their families

Lead the child monitoring as per sponsorship standards

Facilitate the implementation of Sponsorship 2.0

Reinforce Sponsorship In Programming (SIP) Essentials

Facilitate the process of program approach towards sustainability

3. Program Management in assigned communes

Lead the adaptation of TPs following the standard guidelines/ tools and complete all AP level documents (log-frame, ITT, MnE plan, narrative AP Plan)

Provide coaching and support to AP staff to implement TPs according to the approved AP

plan and budget

Mobilize technical, human, financial resources to support the program

Lead the monitoring and reporting of indicators to ensure data accuracy

Implement the recommendations of CWB reports, evaluation reports, technical model review reports

Coordinate the participation of local partners and community in baseline survey and evaluation at AP level

Document evidences and disseminate WVV’s project models to external partner for replication and advocacy purpose

Prepare monitoring reports for the AP (monthly, semi-annual, annually)

Support AP staff to mainstream CCT into program activities

Lead the implementation of Horizon 3.0

Manage resources with integrity and stewardship, in compliance with WVV’s financial

policies and procedures.

Coordinate procurement and strategic sourcing at AP level

  • Prepare concept notes and proposals for PNS calls

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

Education:

  • Bachelor degree in education, public health, community development, social work and/or business administration.

  • Master degree in similar fields

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes.

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of key aspects of development work; including health, education, economic development, HIV and AIDS programming, food security, cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender, child protection, environment, disability), and integration of advocacy and disaster management in development programming.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including leading, building, and supporting a team with diverse roles and capacities.

  • Skills in facilitation of development processes, including organisation and mobilisation of communities and networking among different development partners.

  • Demonstrated capacity in program management, with conceptual understanding and required competency in DME functions.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and well-developed written and oral communications skills in Vietnamese and English, especially report writing skills.

  • Solid computer skills in Word, Excel, Powerpoint and email.

Ability to think critically and reflect.

Experience:

  • At least 4 years work experience in community development.

  • Experience in program implementation, community mobilization and participatory approach would be an advantage.

  • Knowledge and experience in capacity building for local stakeholders/partners.

  • Experience in managing and supervising staff.

Experience of working with ethnic minorities.

Our contact details are:

People and Culture Department – Ms. Nguyen Thi Thinh

World Vision International - Vietnam

Address: 9th floor, the Mercury building, 444 Hoang Hoa Tham, Hanoi.

Tel: +84 24 39439920 – Extension: 123

We give equal opportunity to every candidate, regardless of religion, race and gender.

A competitive salary, benefits and career development opportunity will be offered and commensurate with the experience, qualifications and responsibilities.

Chief of Party, Bangladesh Nutrition Activity

*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

World Vision International Bangladesh is currently accepting applications for a Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID-funded Bangladesh Community Nutrition Activity. The anticipated goal of this activity is to improve the nutrition outcomes of pregnant and lactating women and children less than five years old in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Community Nutrition Activity will address the inequitable nutrition outcomes of the most vulnerable segments of the population through a targeted community-health system strengthening approach.

This activity is expected to be a five-year program in the $25-50M range. The solicitation is expected to be released in April 2021 and awarded in September 2021. This position is subject to project award and funding. International relocation and allowances are available.

The Chief of Party is accountable for the overall vision and leadership of the project and is accountable for delivering results. The successful candidate should possess significant experience managing program, financial, and operations of USAID- or other international donor-funded projects.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee the technical aspects of the project, including planning, implementation, project results and deliverables, in accordance with the project work plan; ensure clarity over plans and priorities, and encourage effective teamwork across the project team comprising staff from partner organisations.

  • Build and maintain productive working relationships with USAID, project partners, and key stakeholders while ensuring compliance with USAID requirements, U.S. government regulations, and World Vision’s policies and procedures; serve as the primary liaison among all project stakeholders.

  • Manage the project’s operational, financial, and administrative priorities; direct the planning and budgeting processes; design and oversee an annual project cycle in accordance with USAID’s annual planning cycles.

  • Facilitate the preparation of project deliverables, including annual work-plans, quarterly and annual reports, final project report and project activity updates, and other project-related communication and reporting materials in accordance with USAID deadlines and branding guidelines; oversee the preparation of quarterly and annual project activity reports, M&E reports, and other deliverables, as specified in the agreement. Report against the project’s targets.

  • Supervise a team of technical staff and ensures clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained among the team members.

  • Provides guidance and mentoring to managers and staff to achieve project goals and develop national leadership capacity; represent the project at high-level meetings, conferences, and other fora.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Minimum of 10 years of senior-level management experience on donor-funded programs. Previous experience with management of USAID-funded programs is required.

  • Previous Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, or senior management experience in 2 or more of the following specializations: community health; maternal, neonatal, and child health; nutrition; reproductive health; or social and behaviour change.

  • Demonstrated strong understanding of USAID’s multi-sectoral nutrition and community-health system strengthening approaches and gender programming.

  • Proven exceptional leadership in the design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of similar-sized international donor-supported programs, with skills in strategic planning and thinking, management, supervision and budgeting, and experience managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions.

  • Demonstrated skills building and maintaining relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills; excellent demonstrated interpersonal and negotiation skills.

  • Experience recruiting, developing, and managing local and international staff and teams.

  • Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.

  • Experience managing required programmatic and financial reporting requirements. Experience with M&E is a plus.

  • Master’s or advanced degree in public health or a closely related field.

  • Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required.

  • Demonstrable capacity to create effective system and tools to manage and share information of complex program (strong ITC skills update, data analysis capacity).

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Previous experience with the culture and context of South Asia/ Bangladesh is strongly preferred.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Ability to travel within Bangladesh as required.

WVV AP Manager - Muong Cha AP

World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As a child-focused organization, WV’s work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. WVV has a total income of around US$ 19,000,000 (FY20) with funding from 14 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Funding of WVV consists of sponsorship program funding (70%) and PNS/grants (30%). WVV employs about 420 staff, of which more than 99% are Vietnamese nationals.

In FY20, World Vision Vietnam is implementing 37 Area Programmes (APs) which operate in 5 zones: North1 (Hoa Binh and Dien Bien), North 2 (Yen Bai – Tuyen Quang), North 3 (Thanh Hoa, Hung Yen, Hai Phong), Centre (Quang Tri, Quang Nam – Danang) and South (Quang Ngai, Binh Thuan, Ho Chi Minh, DakNong). WVV’s AP usually focuses within one administrative district of a province which populated by ethnic minority people with high rates of poverty. A uniqueness of WVV’s Development Program Approach (DPA) is that AP team members are based at district level where the AP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis. Beside the APs, WVV is also implementing different Special and Grant Projects to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children in both AP and non-AP areas.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Provide overall leadership and management to the area program in accordance with WVV’s strategic directions (e.g. national strategy, Technical Approaches, Technical Programs), policies (e.g. HR Manual, Finance and Child Protection policies, ect.), standards (e.g. technical project models, Program Effectiveness, child sponsorship, child protection and child safe organization, Program Accountability Framework, etc.).

ROLE DIMENSION / DESCRIPTION

1. Leadership and People Management

Provide overall leadership to the AP team, including spiritual leadership

Work with PnC department to recruit and provide orientation for new staff

Supervise, coach, mentor, provide adequate feedback to AP staff to ensure their high performance toward the shared goals

Identify and address development needs of AP staff to ensure that they are well equipped with core and job-specific competencies to carry out quality work

Identify and address staffing issues in a timely and professional manner, in working with PnC department

Promote ongoing reflection and learning culture among AP staff

Organize the AP office and facilitate a working environment of trust, mutual respect, and care among all staff

Build effective relationships with support office/donors; provide support office/donors with vital program information, documentation,

stories and reports on a timely manner and get them involved in key events/milestones of the program

2. Community Engagement and Sponsorship

Build effective working relationship with various development partners including PMB and technical departments at district and commune level

Network with external stakeholders (NGOs, CSO, local businesses, etc.) and create space for collaboration, partnership and advocacy toward improved well being of children, especially the most vulnerable

Raise awareness of local partners and community on WV’s Christian identity and values, child focused and community based development

Promote program accountability in accordance with PAF

Lead the AP planning process as well as the annual community review & planning process

Promote shared monitoring and integrated reflection with local partners and community to review the progress and identify areas for improvements

Support communities and partners to develop and implement the community development plan/ initiatives (micro projects) including advocacy initiatives

Support communities and partners to develop and implement community-based disaster preparedness plans

Identify and mobilize community resources for joint advocacy activities at district level

Lead the documentation of best practices, lessons learnt, MSC stories and share with external and internal stakeholders for learning and advocacy purpose

Lead the process of MVC mapping and inclusion in the project activities

Lead child projection and inclusion as per Sponsorship standards and monitor participation and benefits of RC/MVC and their families

Lead the child monitoring as per sponsorship standards

Facilitate the implementation of Sponsorship 2.0

Reinforce Sponsorship In Programming (SIP) Essentials

Facilitate the process of program approach towards sustainability

3. Program Management in assigned communes

Lead the adaptation of TPs following the standard guidelines/ tools and complete all AP level documents (log-frame, ITT, MnE plan, narrative AP Plan)

Provide coaching and support to AP staff to implement TPs according to the approved AP

plan and budget

Mobilize technical, human, financial resources to support the program

Lead the monitoring and reporting of indicators to ensure data accuracy

Implement the recommendations of CWB reports, evaluation reports, technical model review reports

Coordinate the participation of local partners and community in baseline survey and evaluation at AP level

Document evidences and disseminate WVV’s project models to external partner for replication and advocacy purpose

Prepare monitoring reports for the AP (monthly, semi-annual, annually)

Support AP staff to mainstream CCT into program activities

Lead the implementation of Horizon 3.0

Manage resources with integrity and stewardship, in compliance with WVV’s financial

policies and procedures.

Coordinate procurement and strategic sourcing at AP level

Prepare concept notes and proposals for PNS calls

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

(The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training.)

Education

  • Bachelor degree in education, public health, community development, social work and/or business administration.

Master degree in similar fields

Knowledge & Skills

  • Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes.

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of key aspects of development work; including health, education, economic development, HIV and AIDS programming, food security, cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender, child protection, environment, disability), and integration of advocacy and disaster management in development programming.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including leading, building, and supporting a team with diverse roles and capacities.

  • Skills in facilitation of development processes, including organisation and mobilisation of communities and networking among different development partners.

  • Demonstrated capacity in program management, with conceptual understanding and required competency in DME functions.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and well-developed written and oral communications skills in Vietnamese and English, especially report writing skills.

  • Solid computer skills in Word, Excel, Powerpoint and email.

Ability to think critically and reflect.

Experience

  • At least 4 years work experience in community development.

  • Experience in program implementation, community mobilization and participatory approach would be an advantage.

  • Knowledge and experience in capacity building for local stakeholders/partners.

  • Experience in managing and supervising staff.

Experience of working with ethnic minorities.

WVV AP Coordinator - Dien Bien Dong AP, Dien Bien

WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:

World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As a child-focused organization, WV’s work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. WVV has been funded from 14 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Funding of WVV consists of sponsorship program funding (70%) and PNS/grants (30%). WVV employs about 430 staff, of which 99% are Vietnamese nationals.

Currently, World Vision Vietnam is operating in 5 zones: North 1 (Hoa Binh and Dien Bien), North 2 (Yen Bai – Tuyen Quang), North 3 (Thanh Hoa, Hai Phong), Centre (Quang Tri, Quang Nam – Danang) and South (Quang Ngai, Binh Thuan, Ho Chi Minh, DakNong). WVV’s AP usually focuses within one administrative district of a province which populated by ethnic minority people with high rates of poverty. A uniqueness of WVV’s Development Program Approach (DPA) is that AP team members are based at district level where the AP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis. Beside the APs, WVV is also implementing different Special and Grant Projects to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children in both AP and non-AP areas.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

With the new AP structure, this position is to provide support to Development Facilitators (DFs), Sponsorship Facilitator and AP Manager in compiling the AP reports, accompanying visitors, maintaining a routine DME system of the AP. This position is also to work with technical departments to coordinate training courses or events which are held at the district level and help with other administrative tasks of the AP.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

ROLE DIMENSIONS

COORDINATION

  • Effective partnership with relevant sectoral district officers is ensured. Good assistance is to AP Manager in building effective partnership and networks with various development partners at the district level

  • Good collaboration with DFs and other staff is maintained to ensure good integration of other AP projects at the district level or activities which are carried out a crossed all communes take place in one event.

  • Effective assistance is provided to AP Manager in coordinating and receiving visit from Donors, sponsors, WV staff from other APs /National Office and interested parties.

  • Good assistance is provided to AP Manager in raising awareness of WVV’s Christian, child-focused and community-based philosophy and approach to development among local district partners.

  • Good cooperation with NCs/sectoral clusters is maintained in order to ensure the sufficient technical inputs for project implementation at the district level.

  • Good collaboration with local partners is maintained to ensure good training courses and other programme events which are held at the district level.

ADMINISTRATION

  • Accompany visitors to the project sites, acting as a guide and translator as necessary.

  • Negotiate and purchase items (where necessary), organize timely delivery and appropriate distribution of the purchased items

  • Maintain a filing system of all documents pertaining to the AP, including the filling of program document such as: project design, report, minutes agreed between AP and partners, survey, evaluation and MIS data.

  • Prepare and coordinate PMB meeting events.

PROGRAM DESIGN, MONITORING & EVALUATION (DME)

  • Support the AP manager in making logistic arrangements for baseline surveys

  • Support the AP manager to complete the PDD and log-frame

  • Assist AP team in designing and establishing program and project M&E plan and Monitoring System (monitoring tools) in alignment with LEAP/CWBO;

  • Assist AP manager to organize trainings/workshops for staff and Program stakeholders to introduce the DIME system and management information system

  • Assist DFs, VDBs, HFs, and local partners to collect and analyze monitoring data using the log-frame and WVV’s standardized monitoring tools

  • Assist the AP manager in preparing and ensuring AP monthly, semi-annual, and annual reports are used by the AP team for decision making and for meeting the partnership reporting standards (LEAP)

  • Assist AP manager in managing/updating Monitoring Information System for all projects of the AP.

  • Assist the AP manager and DFs to establish a feedback loop with the community for the application of monitoring results for decision-making;

  • Document monitoring information and share with other staff/other APs when appropriate.

  • Visit community and project site frequently for monitoring purpose.

  • Coordinate learning and reflection at AP.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

(The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training.)

Education

  • A bachelor degree in education, or public health, or community development, or social work or business administration.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes.

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of key aspects of development work; including health, education, economic development, HIV and AIDS programming, food security, cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender, child protection, environment, disability), and integration of advocacy and disaster management in development programming.

  • Knowledge in capacity building for local stakeholders/partners.

  • Skills in facilitation of development processes, including organisation, mobilisation and influence of partners (especially at district level) and networking among different development partners.

  • Demonstrated capacity in project management, with conceptual understanding and required competency in DME functions.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and well-developed written and oral communications skills in Vietnamese.

  • Good English skill.

  • Solid computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email.

  • Ability to think critically and reflect.

Experience

  • At least 2 years work experience in community development.

  • Experience in program implementation, community mobilization and participatory approach would be an advantage.

  • Experience in capacity building for local stakeholders/partners.

  • Experience of working with ethnic minorities.

World Vision Vietnam is a Christian non-government organization. Applicants having working experience in a similar kind of organization will be an advantage.

Our contact details are: People and Culture Department - World Vision International – Vietnam Address: 9th floor, the Mercury building, 444 Hoang Hoa Tham, Hanoi,

Tel: 024. 39439920 (ext.108)

We give equal opportunity to every candidate, regardless of religion, race and gender.

A competitive salary, benefits and career development opportunity will be offered and commensurate with the experience, qualifications and responsibilities.

Program Coordinator - OVC Service Delivery

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 : Program Coordinator – OVC Service Delivery

Reporting to : Technical Lead – OVC Service Delivery

Work Location : Nairobi/Kiambu

Purpose of position

Provides field level coordination and technical support in the implementation of the Tumikia Mtoto OVC DREAMS Project in Kiambu and Nairobi counties by working closely with Local Implementing Partners(LIPs) for optimal care and support to OVC and their households informed by the PEPFAR guidance and Case Management protocols ensuring that client level results are achieved and documented in line with donor regulations (USAID) and World Vision Kenya policies.

Major Responsibilities

Project Coordination, implementation and technical support 45%

  • Provide effective field level coordination and technical support in planning and implementation of the project ensure achievement of project goals and objectives in a timely and cost-effective manner.

  • Support in the development and operationalization of Tumikia Mtoto Case Management SOPs and SOW with the LIPs, Communities and OVC households

  • Operationalize case management at the point of service delivery by ensuring there is a robust capacity building plan for LIPs, Community Cadres and Households

  • Ensure integration of all components into Case Plans (Healthy, Schooled, Stable, Safe) informed by existing case management programming protocols and tools

  • Effectively coordinate LIPs to ensure adequate staffing for the various technical areas, distribution of community cadres and household participation in case management

  • Ensure timely benchmark assessments for children, and their families to inform reporting and graduation of households that meet their benchmarks.

  • Provide orientation and training to project staff and LIPs of the relevant Child & Adult Safeguarding and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GESI) requirements and ensure that they are fully embedded in implementation in accordance with Standards and Guidelines

  • In liaison with the capacity building & system strengthening team support the continous assessment of capacity gaps and ensure capacity building activities conducted in accordance with the action plans

  • Coordinate with other project teams to ensure that the LIPs have the capacity to develop and monitor individual case plans for OVC.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting & Learning 30%

  • Work with the Monitoring Evaluation & Learning (MEL) unit and partners to Improve data management for OVC and their caregivers; ensure availability of case management data tools, timely data entry to CPMIS, DATIM

  • Support the development of the monitoring and evaluation plan

  • Work with LIPs to ensure data quality integration of different components within the project

  • Mentor/work with Local Implementing Partners to provide timely age appropriate and quality services to OVC and their households

  • Support in the development of capacity building package for community workforce (VCO, CHVs, CMMs)

  • Work with LIPs to ensure case management documentation and reporting (including tracking and monitoring services provided to OVC on monthly basis)

  • Work with LIPs to strengthen the use of service directory at the LIP level to ensure OVC access required services.

  • Support the DCS, AACs and LIPs to use CPIMS to improve data collection and reporting for evidence-based decision making

  • Support the development of key project documents, including timely annual work plan, periodic and adhoc donor and organization progress reports

  • Provide technical support & oversight to LIPs to ensure that they submit timely and high quality periodic reports to aid internal reflections that inform identification of emerging priorities, risks and for course re-direction;

  • Collate and synthesize relevant project information and provide timely feedback.

  • Regularly check quality of data generated from the LIPs

  • Collaborate with the MEL team to ensure accuracy and timeliness of reports

  • Facilitate review of LIP performance and make adjustments based on outcomes of planning and reflections to identify successful approaches and quality gaps.

  • Work with LIPs to identify best practices, success stories etc. for documentation and learning.

Advocacy, Networking & partnerships 20%

  • Identify specific stakeholders and guide Sub County and Ward engagement; including keeping an updated directory of stakeholders/services in respective Counties

  • Provide oversight support to LIPs to ensure meaningful engagement and participation in stakeholder forums

  • Participate in relevant stakeholder forums to ensure visibility of the project.

  • Support LIPs to coordinate with other service providers in the community for complementarity.

  • Establish a referral tracking platform for all stakeholders working with vulnerable children

  • Participate in county and sub county OVC technical working groups and advocacy working groups

Other 5%

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

  • Attend and lead daily devotions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Education, Social Work, Community development or a related field

  • At least 6 years’ continuous experience managing community development programs 4 of which should be in coordinating PEPFAR OVC programming or HIV and health programming or adolescent focused

  • An understanding of Case Management processes for OVC programmes as outlines by PEPFAR and USAID

  • Experience in participatory action planning and engagement of stakeholders at various levels

  • Experience in coordinating LIPs and stakeholders.

  • Experience in capacity building of staff, LIPs, Community Cadres and Households with an understanding of various methodologies for community mobilization, working with groups and individuals to influence change

  • In-depth understanding of donor expectations for program results, outcomes, impact, and reporting

  • Knowledge and experience in Child & Adult Safeguarding Issues.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and working knowledge with different computer programs, both computer and web-based

  • Computer literate

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