Senior Advisor, Leadership and Executive Development

*Preferred Locations: London or Monrovia, CA. Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within a jurisdiction (country or US State) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The development of a cadre of strong global leaders has been identified as key strategic priority for World Vision in this season. To that end, this role will focus on preparing senior leaders and executives who are increasingly effective in understanding the global landscape, meeting current and future demands of a dynamic Partnership, modeling excellence in performance and behavior, and doing so while maintaining and advancing our Christian Identity and Witness in culturally sensitive and contextually appropriate ways in order to ensure the strategic mandate to build the organisation and its sustainability is met.

While serving as a role model for excellence in practice, this role focuses on achieving that goal through execution in the following key areas:

  • Sustain global leadership development

  • Develop leadership capacity of WV’s key senior leaders and executives

  • Advance WV as industry leader in Developing Leaders.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Sustain WV Leadership Development:

  • Serve as a role model in practice while focusing on design and delivery, of the following leadership development programmes:

    • Senior Leadership Development Programme (SLDP)

    • Executive Presentation Skills

    • ExecOnline

    • WV Leadership Academy

    • Leading in a Global Faith Context (Christian Leadership)

  • Ensures the work across this Leadership Development portfolio is coordinated and aligned with Capacity and Organisational Development initiatives, Integrated Talent Management, and advances the overall mission and values of the People and Culture team.

Develop Leadership Capability:

  • Manage WV Global Coaching and Mentoring Practice.

  • Coaching and mentoring of WV executives and leaders.

  • Partner with Director in design and delivery of future next generation WV Leadership Development solutions and programmes.

  • Manage the implementation of global leadership development infrastructure (policies, systems, tools/resources) to be leveraged across Partnership.

Advance WV as Industry Leader in Developing Executives/Leaders:

  • Develop strategic partnerships other faith-based NGOs, NGOs, corporations, academic institutions, and research bodies to develop executive talent solutions.

  • Provide consulting support to critical executives/client groups.

  • Provide thought partnership to Partnership on leadership/executive development issues.

Leverage External Networks for Leadership & Executive Development:

  • Keep abreast of industry trends, developments and best practice.

  • Using an ever-expanding network of relationships to enhance existing programmes, generate ideas and resources (e.g. pro bono), facilitate innovation and applied learning.

  • Bring appropriate external courses and resources to the organization.

  • Engagement with Universities and research bodies.

  • Mentoring program with external leaders from INGOs, governments, and corporates.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Accredited Degree in one or more of the following; Business Management, Education/Professional Education and Training; HR/Human Resource Development; Organizational Development.

  • Professional expertise backed up substantial experience in Leadership Development (Learning & Development) particularly in global programme design and delivery.

  • Demonstrated expertise in building and maintaining strong, productive and mutually beneficial professional networks.

  • Deep understanding of organizational infrastructure, leadership & executive development practice, challenges, trends and best practice within.

  • Strong instructional design, coaching, facilitation and training skills with evidence of effective application across international contexts and cultures.

  • Strong interpersonal, influencing and communication skills, especially with credibility at senior levels, and capacity to adapt effectively across.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, both oral and written, and ability to convey information effectively, write persuasively in a variety of styles for a variety of audiences, and communicate cross-culturally and within inter-faith settings.

  • Able to develop and maintain professional relationships (internally and externally) at high level.

  • Successfully held roles with design responsibility for Executive & Leadership Development.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience providing coaching and consulting to senior leaders, with significant experience in roles with a global remit.

  • Strong project & team management capabilities. Proven collaborator, coupled with experience in indirect leadership of teams and virtual teams to achieve strategic agenda.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and influence effectively across cultures and all levels of the organization.

  • Deep understanding and expertise in adult learning and development and organisational application of learning.

  • Strong understanding of organizational politics and the demonstrated ability to navigate successfully within the same.

  • Highly developed consultancy and influence skills.

  • Membership of appropriate professional organisation (HR, Org psych, Change, OD).

  • Accreditation in Adult Learning, Executive Coaching or similar.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English (additional languages desirable).

Preferred:

  • Humility to be led by others, strength and confidence to provide strong leadership when required; wisdom to recognise when each is needed and the ability to help others do the same.

  • Recognised expertise in adult learning theory and practice.

  • Proven track record of designing & delivering experiential learning solutions for a global audience.

  • Strong business acumen and negotiation skills.

  • Consulting skills, client relationship skills, customer service orientation and ministry mindset.

  • Clear and positive Christian faith commitment and capacity to provide leadership and guidance in this area, and to ensure WV’s Christian Identity is woven into the work delivered.

  • Willingness, capability and flexibility to travel internationally to address key client needs.

  • Other operating languages will be a bonus e.g. French or Spanish.

Work Environment:

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

  • Capacity to work virtually requiring flexibility in working hours over the range of WV time zones.

Coordinator, Leadership & Executive Development

*Preferred Locations: Monrovia, CA or London. Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within a jurisdiction (country or US State) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The development of a cadre of strong global leaders has been identified as key strategic priority for World Vision in this season. To that end, this role will focus on helping to analyse leader data and collaborate and consult with Leadership Development and Talent Management leads, maintain and manage learning platform content and coordinate the activities of the team as they prepare leaders to effectively meet current and future demands of a dynamic Partnership strategic.

While serving as a role model for excellence in practice, this role focuses on achieving that goal through execution in the following key areas:

  • Supporting global leadership development team

  • Data analysis and management

  • Assisting to advance WV as industry leader in Developing Leaders

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Support WV Leadership Development:

  • Serve as a role model in practice while focusing on coordination and support, of the following leadership development programmes:

  • Senior Leadership Development Programme

  • Global Leadership Development Programme

  • Situational Leadership II

  • Management Essentials

  • Executive Presentation Skills

  • Insights Discovery

  • ExecOnline

  • WV Leadership Academy

  • Leading in a Global Faith Context (Christian Leadership)

  • 360 Degree Reports

  • Decker Digital

  • Use instructional design and e-learning knowledge and experience to manage and maintain LED’s online presence and e-learning sites (includes but not limited to: making suggestions and decisions as to content, distribution, updates and platforms).

  • Based on industry knowledge, expertise and adult learning practices, keep web based information and e-learning opportunities in line with WV Strategy and LED focus, with the intention of advancing the overall mission and values of the People and Culture team.

  • Form consultative relationships with stakeholders and leaders in the organization to recommend most impactful set of tools and resources to use for people development.

Data Analysis:

  • Manage leader data for participants in programmes and use of tools.

  • Serve as conduit and connector with other P&C teams such as Talent Management and Capacity Building to ensure information regarding people participation in LED programmes and use of tools is shared and used to drive people development effectively.

  • Based on assessment of data, make recommendations for participation in programmes and use of development tools.

  • Collect and collate survey data and analysis from LED programmes and tool usage, and draw conclusions based on participant information in order to make recommendations for next development steps.

  • Run, coordinate, assess and make recommendations around Programme Effectiveness analysis in conjunction with Solutions Center Team.

Leverage Networks for Leadership & Executive Development:

  • Keep abreast of industry trends, developments and best practice.

  • Develop network of relationships to enhance existing programmes, generate ideas, enhance resources, facilitate innovation and applied learning.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Accredited Degree in one or more of the following; Business Management, Education/Professional Education and Training; HR/Human Resource Development; Organizational Development; Communications/Interpersonal Communications.

  • Professional expertise preferably with experience in Leadership Development (Learning & Development), coordination and support of global programme design and delivery.

  • Deep understanding of organizational infrastructure, leadership development practice, challenges, trends and best practice within.

  • Instructional design experience and digital savviness.

  • Strong interpersonal, influencing and communication skills, across various levels, and capacity to adapt effectively across multiple cultures.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, both oral and written, and ability to convey information effectively, write persuasively in a variety of styles for a variety of audiences, and communicate cross-culturally and within inter-faith settings.

  • Able to develop and maintain professional relationships (internally and externally) at high level.

  • Successfully held roles with responsibility for instructional design and programme maintenance, specifically in the learning and development area.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience providing support and coordination to teams preferably around global programmes or meetings.

  • Strong experience working with web based learning platforms.

  • Proven collaborator coupled with experience in team support and coordination.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and influence effectively across cultures and all levels of the organization.

  • Deep understanding and expertise in adult learning and development and organisational application of learning.

  • Strong experience organizing and coordinating workshop and conference logistics.

  • High capacity in communication and organization skills.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English (additional languages desirable).

Preferred:

  • Humility to be led by others, strength and confidence to provide strong leadership when required; wisdom to recognise when each is needed and the ability to help others do the same.

  • Knowledge and passion for adult learning theory and practice.

  • Proven track record of organizing and coordinating groups of individuals.

  • Keen attention to detail.

  • Willingness to recognize what needs to be done and take initiative to follow-through.

  • Client relationship skills, customer service orientation and ministry mindset.

  • Clear and positive Christian faith commitment and capacity to provide leadership and guidance in this area, and to ensure WV’s Christian Identity is woven into the work delivered.

  • Willingness, capability and flexibility to travel internationally if needed.

  • Other operating languages will be a bonus e.g. French or Spanish.

Work Environment:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 10% of the time.

  • Capacity to work virtually requiring flexibility in working hours over the range of WV time zones.

Gerente de Recursos Humanos de Respuesta para la Emergencia

Gerente de Recursos Humanos de Respuesta para la Emergencia de Venezuela

Esta posición podrá ser ocupada por candidatos localizados en Panamá o Colombia.

Propósito

Asegurar que se contará con el personal apropiado en el proyecto de respuesta de la emergencia de Venezuela a través de procesos óptimos de selección, onboarding, desarrollo, desempeño, compensación y outplacement; en coordinación con el Global Centre, Oficina Regional de Latino América y el Caribe y en especial las Oficinas Nacionales que participan del proyecto.

Principales Funciones

Realizar la planificación estratégica de Gente y Cultura(G&C) en base a un diagnostico con las principales partes interesadas:

Evaluar la situación actual de G&C en el proyecto incluidos los riesgos y la capacidad de G&C de las Oficinas Nacionales (

NO).

Consultar a las partes interesadas internas, Centro Global, Oficina Regional(OR) y Oficinas Nacionales(ONs), y otras ONGs para desarrollar estrategias y planes de propiedad.

Consultar a los líderes de funciones para desarrollar organigramas, identificar las necesidades de personal actuales y futuras y desarrollar planes de fuerza laboral.

Desarrollar e implementar la estrategia de G&C

Asegurar la comunicación de las actividades de respuesta de G&C a NOs, OR & GC G&C y partes interesadas.

Equipar la unidad de Gente y Cultura(G&C) para cumplir con las necesidades de la respuesta a la emergencia:

  • Determinar la estructura organizativa de G&C y el plan de personal con los diferentes países del proyecto.

  • Contratar y desplegar personal G&C y planificar el desarrollo de capacidades.

  • Desarrollar presupuesto de G&C en coordinación con Finanzas.

Implementar la planificación y previsión de G&C Workforce y desarrollar soluciones apropiadas de Staffing:

  • Desarrollar e implementar una estrategia de reclutamiento de personal con NOs y RO

  • Implementar políticas y herramientas de WV en procesos de reclutamiento, documentando y justificando la decisión.

  • Elaborar un roster de personal y compartirla con las partes interesadas internas de manera regular.

  • Desarrollar e implementar una estrategia nacional de reclutamiento de personal con todas las ONs involucradas en el proyecto.

  • Coordinar para garantizar que el personal cuente con la documentación de viaje y empleo requerida (es decir, visas, permisos de trabajo).

  • Participar en los procesos de contratación alternativos (consultorías, honorarios), en caso de ser requerido.

Establecer e implementar los procesos de Asocio para el Desempeño:

  • Planificar, implementar, respaldar y monitorear un sistema de gestión del desempeño que garantice que el personal tenga planes de desempeño que incluyan planes de desarrollo individual y balance de vida/trabajo.

  • Coordinar con los gerentes para asegurar evaluaciones de finalización de todos los secondments.

  • Brindar orientación, capacitación y apoyo a los empleados y gerentes para abordar el desempeño insatisfactorio.

Coordinar el desarrollo y facilitar la implementación de los planes de desarrollo de competencias:

  • Coordinar la identificación de las necesidades de capacitación con líderes de función de acuerdo con las prioridades.

  • Apoyar a los líderes y gerentes de funciones para planificar las actividades de capacitación y creación de capacidad del personal e incorporarlas en un plan de desarrollo de competencias.

  • Asegurar que el personal reciba capacitación básica sobre los principios de responsabilidad de VM y otros temas esenciales.

Elaborar y/o adaptar e implementar políticas, procedimientos, y sistemas de G&C en respuesta a emergencias

  • Desarrollar, documentar y aplicar consistentemente las políticas requeridas específicas del contexto para cumplir los objetivos.

  • Asegurar que se brinden exenciones y excepciones apropiadas a las políticas, procesos y escalas salariales para garantizar que se despliegue personal competente para cumplir los objetivos de respuesta.

  • Apoyar las escalas salariales de RO / NOs y la alineación de nivel de grado en la medida en que esto no frene el reclutamiento y la retención rápidos de personal competente para cumplir con los objetivos de respuesta

  • Asegurar que las políticas de empleo cumplan con las leyes laborales locales.

  • Establecer e implementar sistemas de administración de G&C que garanticen que la respuesta pueda cumplir con los objetivos y cumplir con los requisitos de auditoría (con exenciones / excepciones apropiadas).

  • Establecer e implementar procedimientos para garantizar que las finanzas reciban información precisa de la nómina cada mes.

  • Brindar asesoramiento a la gestión de respuestas sobre cuestiones de personas con referencia al contexto de respuesta, el cumplimiento de la legislación local, las prácticas y procedimientos de P&C, en especial con respecto a la política de Salvaguarda.

  • Asegurar el cumplimiento a estándares de calidad.

Establecer e implementar mecanismos para cuidado y compromiso del personal:

  • Fomentar la incorporación de mejores prácticas e innovación en G&C.

  • Asegurar que los riesgos que limitan el logro de los objetivos y/o los criterios de calidad se informan y abordan rápidamente.

  • Implementar Staff Care con el apoyo de los equipos de CG y LACR, que toma en cuenta los problemas de manejo del estrés laboral específicos del contexto y las necesidades del personal.

  • Coordinar con gerentes para la planificación e implementación de tiempo de compensación y las vacaciones en los planes de trabajo del personal.

  • Establecer y comunicar procesos críticos de gestión de incidentes asegurando que el personal de G&C esté capacitado y participe en el equipo de gestión de crisis cuando sea apropiado.

  • Implementar y / o apoyar actividades apropiadas de trabajo en equipo según lo permita el contexto.

  • Establecer y promover canales y mecanismos de comunicación abiertos y transparentes para la retroalimentación del personal para facilitar las lecciones aprendidas de participación del personal.

Conocimientos, Destrezas y Habilidades

Educaciónnima:

Licenciatura o Maestría universitaria en áreas afines

Conocimiento y habilidadesnimas:

Manejo de español e inglés escrito y oral.

Conocimiento en manejo de Recursos Humanos

Experiencia de trabajo Recursos Humanos de 3 años

Conocimiento del medio en el que se desenvuelven las ONGs y los organismos de solidaridad internacional.

Conocimiento de programas de cómputo: Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet y Lotus Notes.

Conocimiento de ley laboral de Venezuela

Conocimiento y habilidades Preferibles:

Manejo de otro idioma de la región (portugués, francés).

Experiencias en proyectos o programas de Respuesta a Emergencia

Experiencia en administración de proyectos, con énfasis en proyectos de desarrollo social.

Certificaciones en las metodologías de la organización, tales como Staff Care, IIM & Ethics Point y otros

Regional Director - People & Culture (HR), Asia Pacific

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Provide strategic leadership to World Vision Asia Pacific in the area of People & Culture (HR), and Organizational Development by maximizing the potential of World Vision’s (WV) human resources and optimizing organizational performance, sustaining the culture and ensuring alignment to fulfill WV’s strategy. Reporting to the Senior Director of Operations, Support Services, and matrix reporting to the Chief People Officer, the Regional People & Culture (P&C) Director will provide leadership in developing leadership capacity, furthering executive development of National Directors (NDs) and senior staff. The Regional P&C Director also will build strong relationship with Global Center client groups and engage with external network to collaborate and further build WV’s brand. Matrix manages National Office (NO) People & Culture Directors and leads a team of Regional Office People & Culture staff.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership & Strategy (50%):

  • Lead Asia Pacific Region’s P&C function in developing a vibrant and empowering culture that supports and enables the execution of World Vision’s strategy and achieve the child well-being aspirations and outcomes.

  • Champion effectiveness & efficiency of Asia Pacific Region’s P&C function through continuous development of high-quality services and processes to support leadership development and talent agenda.

  • Guide the Leadership Team in the Asia Pacific Regional Office, National Directors and National P&C Directors on all facets of P&C whilst promoting organizational culture, agility and effectiveness, alongside Mindset & Behaviors and Core Competencies.

  • Lead and promote compliance to applicable (local) employment regulations, immigration and labor laws as well as WV policies and guidelines.

  • Demonstrate vibrant and mature Christian spiritual leadership through all People and Culture (P&C) related processes, practices and tools integrate, where applicable, and be guided by relevant competencies regarding WV’s Mission, Vision and Core Values.

Technical & Operational Support (15%):

  • Provide direction and guidance in all areas of P&C such as Recruitment, Workforce Planning, Change & Organizational Development, Total Rewards, Employee Relations, Staff Care, Performance Management, Talent Development & Management, Retention, Succession Planning, among others.

  • Provide objective input and contribution in the development of effective Global, Regional & National P&C Standards, Policies and Procedures.

  • Work with Regional and National Offices’ stakeholders to ensure HR system (Our People) is optimized and P&C processes, policies and protocols are comprehended, followed and upheld in each offices to meet/advance P&C standards.

  • Work with Regional and National Offices’ P&C network to identify, develop and nurture a robust talent bench of future leaders for succession planning.

Capacity Building (10%):

  • Lead the assessment, development and implementation of an integrated regional capacity building plan based on P&C priorities and strategy.

  • Provide leadership to Asia Pacific Region’s capacity building (leaning & development) projects and initiatives in alignment with the global & regional capacity building framework and strategy.

  • In partnership with key stakeholders, ensure gap analysis from Talent Management point of view and provide direction to improve the quality of talent pipeline.

Knowledge Management (10%):

  • Inspire continuous learning and improvement in P&C practices, systems and tools that will enhance the efficiency and effectiveness the organization.

  • Lead and encourage mutual learning among National Offices through formal and informal setting such as sharing of best practices and lesson learnt, community of practice and center of excellence.

  • Promote the use of external and internal platform (Our People & WV Central) and other off-the-shelf learning materials to develop and contextualize learning materials and contents.

Quality Assurance/Risk Management (5%):

  • Provide direction to Asia Pacific Region to ensure P&C compliance with WVI Partnership standards, policies and procedures. Advises the Regional & National Offices in addressing gaps/issues related to HR practices.

  • Active role in providing direction to Regional and National Offices in preventing and mitigating risk related to employment / labor laws.

  • Ensure effective implementation of Integrated Incident Management (IIM) and Employee Relations systems, ensures capacity at Regional and National Offices to manage incidents and follow through action plans & management decision.

Stakeholder Engagement (10%):

  • Act as strategic P&C link for Asia Pacific Region to internal stakeholders – other Regional Offices, National Offices, Support Offices and Global Center.

  • Develop and expand external networks and linkages with other International Non-governmental Organizations, Partners, P&C consulting groups, among others for collaboration, benchmarking and employer branding.

  • Represent the Asia Pacific Regional Office on internal and external forums.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Graduate qualification and/or Professional qualification in Human Resource Management, Social Science/Studies, or Organizational Development.

  • A relevant Masters Degree in Human Resources Management, Organizational Studies or an MBA.

Strategic Leadership:

  • A high level capacity and demonstrated skill in setting vision, developing strategy on a broad scale in Huma Resources.

  • Strategic ability to influence direction of the organisation and the ability to implement this on a practical level.

  • Broad experience in implementing world-class services in international/global organizations and ideally, in a network setting to diverse, dispersed and dynamic teams.

  • A deep understanding of how to make change happen, and of organizational development and culture change.

  • Demonstrable strategic, clear thinker and creative leadership, management and coordination skills in a global network setting.

  • Intellectual curiosity, courage and independence. Decisive, with the courage to make tough calls.

Human Resources Skills and Experience:

  • A strong track record of strategic human resource management and substantial experience of leading international/regional Human Resources teams and transformational change in business and HR.

  • Excellent assessor of talent and matching top performers to the jobs where they can add the most value.

  • Experience in leading and managing complex projects, including learning and organizational development, culture change, recruitment and talent management and employee relations.

Organization and Managerial Capability:

  • Strong resource, financial, planning, project and process management skills, gained in a complex environment.

  • Huge capability for complex problem solving and good sense of diagnosing performance issues of the organisation.

  • Acuity and sensitivity to work in sync with the senior executives.

  • Experience of cross-functional management including international/regional operations, support functions, engagement across a range of audience and disciplines.

  • A proven ability to build, motivate, facilitate and engage a team, and play a key part in the wider management of an organization, towards delivery of key goals.

  • The capacity to cohere passionate, experienced and independent individuals into a high performing and confident group, organization or movement.

  • Excellent communication, diplomacy, negotiation, influencing and conflict mediation skills and the ability to apply these across a range of diverse audiences.

  • Ability to represent organisation at the senior most levels and externally.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Travel up to 30% per month when required (regional and international).

  • This role involves the coordination with geographically dispersed P&C teams located in national offices.