Numeracy Specialist

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

About the grant : The Department for International Development (DFID) is funding a 4-year, £12 million Teacher Professional Development (TPD) initiative, that is part of the broader Teacher Effectiveness and Equitable Access for All Children Programme (TEACH) in Zimbabwe. TEACH has been designed to contribute to a positive shift in the trajectory of teaching and learning outcomes in Zimbabwe; leaving no child behind. The TPD component is scheduled to launch this year (2020) beginning with six-month Inception Phase followed by multiyear Implementation Phases. The TPD aims to improve the capacity of primary and secondary teachers in Zimbabwe to deliver high-quality education using evidence-based targeted in-service teacher training. World Vision Zimbabwe is currently recruiting for several full and part-time positions to design and deliver this programme.

Please be advised that the position is contingent upon contract award and client approval.

POSITION : NUMERACY SPECIALIST

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides leadership in the development of standards and benchmarks in mathematics in collaboration with Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MoPSE) department of policy planning and research and also teacher departments in local universities, and with the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education Science and Technology Development (MOHTESTD) on teacher training.

  • Supervises the adaptation and development mathematics teaching and learning materials.

  • Supports the national roll-out of the mathematics curriculum, incorporating new methodologies and materials developed by the programme.

  • Supports the development of assessment teaching training materials (formative and summative) for the mathematics skill development of students.

  • Ensures that activities and approaches across geographic areas are complementary and equitable, including under-served populations in need of inclusive education.

  • Provides bespoke technical assistance on mathematics to the TEACH programme, its partners, MoPSE, MOHTESTD and Zimbabwe School Examination Council.

  • Liaises with Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education on technical matters and bears ultimate responsibility for ensuring that children in programme-supported schools achieve improved outcomes in mathematics.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Master’s Degree in education with a specialty in mathematics or another pedagogically-oriented specialty;

  • At least five years of experience in work specifically to improve evidence-based mathematics programming; preferably directed to rural, under-served populations and with experience at a foundational level;

  • At least five years of experience in Zimbabwe and/ or Sub-Saharan Africa is highly desired;

  • NGO / Humanitarian experience in education grant will be an added advantage

  • Experience at delivering coaching and support on education issues at a variety of levels within the education system,

  • Prior proven experience with the development and implementation of evidence-based mathematics materials (and preferably in local languages), training programs, classroom monitoring protocols, and tests and assessments required; EGMA experience (preferred);

  • Fluency in English is required; fluency in local languages is highly desired.

NB: Shortlisting will be done as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Programme Funding Manager, VisionFund

*Locations to be determined by home country of successful candidates withinCentral, East and West Africa where VF/WVI is registered to operate.

*For World Vision internal applicants only.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The VisionFund International (VFI) Programme Funding Manager will develop and manage funding opportunities in select 4 Countries in either Central, East or West Africa primarily, through grants from Bilateral, Corporates, Multilateral, Philanthropists and Partnerships through World Vision National Offices and /or other NGO’s and partners aligned to VFI’s Strategic focus in the network of microfinance institutions (MFIs) in keeping with strategy and funding priorities.

This position will be responsible of ensuring donor and partnership retention through effective and efficient compliance and management of third party grant and major donor acquisitions. Reporting to the Senior Programme Funding Manager for Africa; the role may support some French speaking Countries; therefore a candidate displaying proficiency in both English and French would be an added advantage. The role will manage grant and donor funding opportunity pipeline and provide fundraising technical support, capacity building, project monitoring, and donor impact reporting to the Country MFI’s. This role will additionally focus on building, maintaining and strengthening relationships with relevant and

key stakeholders such as World Vision Support and National offices and other identified Organisations. The role will lead proposal writing, grant implementation for donor compliance, and maintaining close relationships with MFI project staff in accordance with the Organisations norms and acceptable practices.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Funding Acquisition:

  • Research and assess funding institutions and develop opportunity pipeline aligned with MFI strategic funding priorities.

  • Manage all components of the Request For Proposals (RFP) and ensure application alignment with MFI funding priorities; vet with senior leadership and obtain approval.

  • Set up and support proposal development teams; create project work plan and ensure proposals and supporting documents are prepared to technical specifications and submitted on time.

  • Provide technical support and capacity building to field staff, Support Office staff and other members of the Fundraising team on proposal development, monitoring, reporting, and project management.

  • Support Senior Programme Funding Manager for Africa in identifying and achieving annual funding targets.

  • Within strategy, develop and manage key regional funder relationships with new and existing funders and World Vision Offices to achieve long-lasting global fundraising support.

Project Monitoring, and Management:

  • Monitor project compliance and implementation to ensure projects are delivered to specifications.

  • Support MFIs and ensure project impact reports are of high quality and submitted on time.

  • Build capacity of MFIs for managing projects.

  • Ensure contracts are reviewed and risks managed and funds flow effectively to MFIs.

Relationship Development and Networking:

  • Network with major regional funders to establish collaborative relationships, learn of opportunities, and enhance VFI's ability to gain donor funding and enhance VFI's reputation in the marketplace.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key World Vision support and national office funding staff ensuring that the microfinance project model is understood and fundraising opportunities are maximised.

  • Attend sector seminars, training, communities of practice and forums where industry staff and/or funders meet with the objective of leveraging funding and partnerships for the VFI network.

  • Maintain knowledge of microfinance industry and trends including focus of targeted donors.

Impact & Project Management Initiatives:

  • Ensure outcomes of projects are high-quality and high-impact through ongoing monitoring and the execution of mid-term and final evaluations, operations research, etc.

  • Review field reports and findings/recommendations to determine and replicate best practices and apply lessons learned.

  • Contribute to the Fundraising team in developing innovative and emerging fundraising systems, processes and tools.

  • Contribute to streamlining Funding policies in the MFI’s.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • University degree in either International development, International Relations, International Management, Marketing, Public Relations, or related field

  • 5-8 years experience in Bilateral, Corporate, Mulitilateral, Philanthropy Fundraising/Business development /Grant making in a Corporate or Non-Governmental Organisation.

  • High Proficiency (oral and written) in English language.

  • Ability to write and speak both English and French is an added advantage.

  • This role requires 5-8 years in Grants, major donor fundraising and corporate management setting dealing with senior management. Experience in microfinance or financial institutions, humanitarian, international development. Able to work in complex corporate culture and financial systems and ensure procedures internally and with third parties are well documented, monitored and executed. Creative and helpful at problem solving for both VFI and MFI’s. Able to work well with granting agencies, Support Offices, MFIs, and other VFI groups.

  • Candidate must have the permit/authority to work in the Country of residence in the case of foreign nationals requesting to be recruited in the placement Country.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent management, communication, and relationship-building skills; must lead through influence and establish effective working relationships within MFIs in the region, external partners, Agencies and Leaders in the Microenterprise development field.

  • International Management/Relations experience is an important asset, particularly in emerging/developing countries.

  • Knowledge of the microfinance sector and rural micro-financing is key.

  • Demonstrated good judgment and cultural sensitivity.

  • Creates processes with greater efficiency in mind, eliminating bureaucracy wherever possible.

  • Able to travel to remote areas where MFI’s work and internationally.

  • Effective coach, able to train people in VisionFund policies and procedures formally and informally.

  • Must be able to simultaneously manage multiple priorities and projects; ability to navigate complex stakeholder relationships effectively.

  • Team players characteristics and flexibility on working hours to connect with people within wide time-zone differences is required.

  • Experience working with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) with rural operational programs in Sub-Sahara Africa.

  • Hands on experience in project management, Business development, fundraising and/or Resource Acquisition for either NGO’s, businesses and Strong situational analytical skills will be desirable. Experience taking part of project designs, baseline and end line evaluations.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Director of Capital Markets & Innovation Finance (VFI)

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

VisionFund executes its role within the Livelihoods ministry by lending small amounts of money to microentrepreneur clients of its MicroFinance Institutions (MFIs) in developing countries, and today reaches over 1 million clients with over 3 million children through a global loan portfolio of over $400m and operations in 28 countries. The VisionFund business model is successful in its impact and outreach because of its access to debt capital (through ‘Capital Markets’ in developed countries) to leverage donor capital. Today VisionFund borrows c.$250m at the Global Centre (GC) and MFI levels, roughly enabling twice the volume of child impact, due to its global Capital Markets function and key lender

relationships.

VisionFund International (VFI) is embarking on a new 2030 Strategy cascaded from Our Promise, which will include both strong loan portfolio growth of roughly 15% per year and strong innovation (to ensure long-term business model relevance). Achieving success in this strategy will be critically dependent on VFI’s ability to access a broad range of Capital Market funding sources within microfinance and in innovative new areas, beyond also growing and cultivating those that it currently taps. To ensure its funding and scaling success, VisionFund is seeking to combine two senior positions in the area (Director of Global Funding (vacant) + Capital Markets Director (Isabelle Nowak)), and add a critical new element to the position (Innovation Finance) as well as to elevate the position in leadership profile by potentially including the position in senior management decision making bodies (CEO to determine), reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

This role will work with the CFO, Strategy and Fundraising to identify market opportunities for raising financing beyond the traditional third party lending sources and then will create and launch innovative financing products and partnerships (including potential investment vehicles) for strategic imperatives (including digital finance, insurance finance, agriculture finance, etc.). Global target is $30m-$50m annually.

This is a global senior director-level role within VFI, which will play a critical part in VisionFund’s strategic delivery. The key responsibilities are managing and cultivating VisionFund’s global capital market relationships, promoting VisionFund in the capital markets, arranging and approving capital at the MFI level, and developing innovative new sources of funding at the GC level.

It requires an individual with a high level of technical banking and capital markets skills, an ability to think strategically and creatively, strong communication, persuasion and relationship management skills, and the abilty to deal with senior people in a wide range of external organisations. These are skills that only come with considerable experience at a senior level in investment banking, investment management or a similar discipline.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Critical Market Intelligence and Developed Global Lender Relationships:

  • Conduct necessary market scanning of all microfinance market trends and commercial lending activities and continually oversee analysis of the general economic, business and financial conditions globally.

  • Share financial updates on investors, lenders, and partners with internal groups within VFI and MFI management and as requested to VFI Board.

  • Assess potential sources of funds worldwide.

  • Identify potential banking partners/alliances and develop proposals.

  • Within strategy, develop and manage key global relationships at senior level with new and existing lenders to achieve long-lasting global fundraising support.

  • Develop awareness in the banking sector and capital markets about VFI and its global presence in microfinance.

  • Organize and lead lenders/investor-oriented activities (due diligence visits, investor days, road shows etc.)

Effective Global Debt Funding and Commercial Markets Access:

  • Analyze global and local commercial and capital market trends, recommend, obtain approval and execute financing strategies and identify key sources of financing (e.g. debt, structured transactions, guarantee programs) for VFI/MFIs from local and international markets to fund the needs of VFI and its microfinance affiliates.

  • Lead the execution of VFI and MFIs financial markets strategies.

  • Ensure alignment between the MFIs’ funding strategy/plans and the global funding strategy of VFI.

  • Identify potentials, screen out most favorable funding options and execute innovative transactions.

  • Support Finance in proposing strategies and options for efficient use of available funding within the VF subsidiaries.

  • Present recommendations for debt and funding structures to VFI ALCO.

  • Support MFI portfolio ownership strategy to align with WV priorities and manage global risk exposure.

  • Manage a team (currently one people envisaged) reporting to the position holder.

Executed & Approved Borrowing Transactions:

  • Develop and manage the origination and arrangement of individual and bulk transactions, raising funds for group of MFIs from transaction structure, lender negotiations, execution, contractual agreements and fund disbursements.

  • Create with VFI team, necessary documentation required by outside lenders including offering prospectuses, road show presentations and materials, business plans and MFI profiles.

  • Manage the lenders’ due diligence processes on MFIs/VFI as a primary contact including the preparation of materials, lenders communication and reporting.

  • Oversee and approve contract negotiations with appropriate terms for MFIs and VFI loans and financings, work with legal and treasury to prepare documentation and make decisions regarding lender terms that trade off access to financing versus cost or flexibility.

  • Travel to regions and regional conferences to build relationships with MFI CEOs and lenders.     

Effective Global Financing Oversight, Coordination, Control, Administration and Reporting:

  • Determine and monitor MFI borrowing drivers/requirements, funding pipeline and liquidity needs, cost of funding, ability to service debt obligations, forecasted needs globally funding gaps in cooperation with Finance.

  • Provide reports on the global VFI/MFI financing activities to VFI management and Board as required.

  • Manage and monitor processes to maintain and ensure MFIs compliance with lenders’ covenants.

  • Develop monitoring processes and sign-off procedures and controls on MFI borrowing transactions.

  • Manage the business review of all MFIs third party borrowing agreements and coordinate the VFI approval process.

  • Guide and advise staff who handle reporting requirements under lender agreements.

Development of Innovation Finance strategies and New Funding Behind Strategy:

  • Responsible for developing VFI’s strategy for accessing new funding sources, building on existing deep knowledge and researching funding markets and product structures to identify market opportunities for VFI and then building on this research to design new products.

  • Contribute to VFI strategic planning development process, including the formulation of strategic mandates in area of Innovation Finance for alternative impact areas (e.g. fintech, insurance, agriculture, etc.) and development of action plans.

  • This activity is likely to involve engagement with external advisers including investment managers, lawyers and accountants.

  • Managing complex funding projects to a successful completion, including supervising the work of external advisers to finalize structures and close deals.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A professional accounting designation, a recognised investment management qualification or a master’s degree in business or finance.

  • 15-20 years work experience in commercial and capital markets or investment management and banking, preferably in a major financial institution.

  • 2-5 years work experience in microfinance and innovation finance capital markets.

  • Technically very strong in commercial and capital markets transactions with strong exposure to corporate finance.

  • Comfortable negotiating with financial institutions and capital markets firms.

  • Technically very strong in capital fundraising transactions with hands-on experience.

  • Thorough knowledge of investment products, including regulatory and taxation aspects and legal documentation.

  • Demonstrated thought leadership in terms of complex transaction innovation, particularly in the area of capital markets instruments and financial risk management.

  • Experienced in negotiating with financial institutions and capital markets firms.

  • Experienced in managing complex projects and transactions, including coordinating the work of external advisers.

  • International experience is a must, preferably in emerging/developing markets.

  • Excellent leadership, communication and relationship-building skills.

  • Must lead through influence and establish effective working relationships within the organization, with external partners, agencies and leaders in the development field.

  • None required but regulatory approvals for investment business would be an asset.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong analytical, written and oral presentation skills.

  • Ability to market to potential investors.

  • Ability to innovate and think strategically.

  • Previous experience of finance innovation, insurance, fintech would be a plus.

  • Hands-on experience of multi-currency environments.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel internationally up to 15% of the time.

Sponsorship System Operator

Job Announcement

World Vision Mali recruits for the following positions (1)

Title: Sponsorship System Operator

Location: Koutiala

Contract type: Local

Report to: Cluster Program Manager - Koudiakan

World Vision never asks for payment at any stage of the recruitment.

* Women are strongly encouraged to apply for.

Purpose

To perform daily inputting and updating of sponsorship information in Horizon SSUI, generate and analyse reports to inform programming and to provide support in sponsorship business processes to the ADPs in the Cluster.

Major Responsibilities

1. Enter and monitor all data emanating from ADPs into Horizon SSUI. Among those data there are:

  1. New Registered Child record,

  2. Partnership Holds and child information updates,

  3. Presence, participation and support,

  4. RC records dropping,

  5. Drop of any dead RC records within 5 business days according to standards,

  6. CWB case management.

2. Process and Transfer RC photos and videos through Horizon SSUI.

3. Enter and monitor ordinary mails (Sponsor Letter, Sponsor e-letter and Child Reply), GNs, Queries, ILs, Christmas Cards and APRs into Horizon SSUI.

4. Ensure quarterly GN reconciliation is done between ADPs and Support Offices and between ADPs sponsorship Horizon SSUI and finance SUN system.

5. Generate weekly Horizon SSUI reports on Partnership Holds, Child wellbeing, correspondences, queries, GNs and ILs and share with Cluster team for necessary actions.

6. Print and collate labels for all correspondences coming in/from ADP and process for mailing.

7. Ensure all partnership initiatives, audit and evaluation recommendations are implemented within deadlines.

8. Manage RC data discrepancies between ADPs Horizon SSUI and Server at GC level.

9. Ensure and follow up the security, confidentiality and transmission of system data and RC data according to standards with the support of ICT and NO Sponsorship Staff.

10. Support program activities in the Cluster through the monitoring of children, organization of sponsor visits, capacity building of partners in alignment with the child protection policy.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Educational level required: BA /BSC Degree in Economics, Agriculture, Business Administration, Development studies /planning, Social Science disciplines or related field.

  • Good written and oral communication level in French and English.

  • Technical Training qualifications required:

- Knowledge of child rights, policies and standards in Mali and in World Vision partnership.

- Knowledge of child protection and sponsorship policies.

  • Experience:2 years in a similar position in development programs is preferred.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Perform other duties as required.

  • Computer literacy in MS word, excel, lotus notes and competency in data entry procedures.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Must possess high sense of integrity.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Cluster Office-based with minimum travel to the field

  • Travel: 5% Domestic/international travel is required.

  • On call: 5%

Attitudes and Behaviors:

World Vision reserves the right to disqualify a candidate who has any record relating to child abuse or opposite behavior to child protection, even after the hiring.

How to apply: http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-mali

*Deadline for submission of applications: February 5th, 2020

*Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Monitoring and Evaluation Lead, Zimbabwe

*Position contingent upon funding and donor approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Lead for the proposed USAID/Food for Peace -funded Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Zimbabwe.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Lead will provide technical expertise and leadership to generate and analyze quality evidence and data through monitoring, assessments, and evaluations. The M&E Lead will be a technician with demonstrated experience in building or strengthening monitoring systems, quantitative and qualitative analysis, survey and sample design and effectively promoting evidence-based program management.

S/he will also provide technical guidance and supervision of sub-grantees and/or sub-contractors on Monitoring and Evaluation related issues.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Refine and implement the project monitoring and evaluation strategy, and recommend any possible changes based on the lessons learned.

  • Set up operational arrangements for collecting, analyzing, and reporting project data, and for investing in capacity building, to sustain the Monitoring and Evaluation function

  • Coordinate with communities, service providers, and local governments, consortium members and donor representative to reach agreement on the M&E system set up and continuously review the M&E practice to ensure meaningful participation of stakeholders in improving the system

  • Identify information requirements of components concerning planning, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Develop and ensure that the established guidelines on project monitoring and evaluation for different project components are respected by WV team as well as consortium members in alignment with the agreements reached. Coordinate with World Vision staff and sub-grantees staff on meeting the monitoring and evaluation requirements.

  • During the life of the intervention, review the performance indicators and reports produced by different stakeholders and suggest necessary changes.

  • Monitor and report on the performance of the project and suggest measures to improve the monitoring system.

  • Ensure timely and effective communication and information sharing between different stakeholders.

  • Serve as a liaison between the project team, consortium members, project participants and the donor representative to ensure harmonization, shared learning, collaboration and alignment of efforts in monitoring and evaluation.

  • At regional level assess training needs relevant to monitoring, evaluation and information management systems and provide, if required, training to local stakeholders.

  • Prepare TORs for special studies when necessary and participate in the recruitment of any potential consultant that will carry out the study. In collaboration with the COP, review and approve proposed study designs and oversee the work during the studies to ensure protocols are followed to meet internal and external validity requirements of that given study.

  • Review the final report of any study undertaken in the life of this intervention and ensure that the quality standards are met and conclusions are accurate.

  • Facilitate processes according to which consortium members, relevant government representatives and donor representatives are collaborating, reflecting on the M&E data, drawing lessons learned and making recommendations to project leaders for further improvements and adaptations in project implementation for higher efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Prepare quarterly and annual reports, and assist in the preparation of the annual work plans for all consortium members.

  • Ensure that data audits are planned for and are performed on regular basis. Lessons learned are drawn and shared and course correction is undertaken to continuously improve and strengthen the M&E system.

  • Supervise staff that report directly to this position. Conduct regular coaching and implement the Performance Development Management system.

  • Work with the Strategic Learning Lead to ensure high quality, coordinated, and demand driven learning, knowledge management and capacity strengthening activities.

  • Conduct regular field visits to monitor implementation, to ensure compliance with operational procedures and assess progress as well as to deliver technical support to field staff, provide resources, and make clear recommendations on ways to strengthen the program and share learning across programs.

  • Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • A Master's degree or above in a quantitative field (economics, agricultural/development economics, statistics, bio-statistics, nutrition, applied sociology, anthropology, or other relevant subject) with significant training in quantitative methods.

  • Seven (7) years or more relevant experience is required.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading the M&E of a large award (multi sectoral and multi stakeholder US Government funded project).

  • Strong conceptual knowledge about Theory of Changes (ToCs), logic model, food and nutrition security indicators, M&E plans, data quality assurance, data utilization, and gender integration into M&E.

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in developing and operationalizing a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan.

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in developing and operationalizing routine monitoring systems designed to track both output and outcome indicators.

  • Demonstrated expertise in designing annual monitoring surveys including annual beneficiary-based sample surveys, probabilistic sampling strategy and estimating sample size, developing a proper sampling frame and establish appropriate weights, clean, process, store quantitative data.

  • Demonstrated expertise in designing qualitative studies, in-depth knowledge about qualitative sampling, and experience in using interview and interactive tools to generate qualitative information and analysis.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing data quality assurance strategies, data management, use of technology for getting just in time data and data visualization.

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in data utilization strategies and ability to think creatively about active data sharing techniques.

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

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.

  • Ability to work with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.

  • Experience working/living in countries in Africa. Familiarity with the Zimbabwe context.

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

  • Ability to achieve results through partners.

  • Experience as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist required.

  • Experience working with sub grantees and contracts under grants for complex projects.

  • Fluency in English.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

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

Preferred:

  • Strong management and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Mentoring and facilitation skills.

  • Ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Experience working overseas in low-resource environments.

  • Experience using M&E MIS systems and technology to track program outputs and indicators

  • Ability to use data analysis software such as SPSS, STATA, Epi Info, etc.

  • Other skills and knowledge required for this position can be found in the FSN Network M&E Manager Core Competencies.

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

Work Environment:

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

Finance Officer

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Finance Officer V-G role serves as an assistant to the Head of Finance in performing the major financial accounting, payroll and regulatory compliance of the GCKL office. They ensure that KL GC offsite has financial tools, information and reports to achieve desired results, and apply and ensure compliance with corporate finance policies and procedures.

Individuals within the Finance Management job family are responsible for the day to day management of business support functions for the KL office. This includes contract management, financial accounting, financial management, cash management, payroll, employee support and other administrative support required for the KL office to achieve its goals.

Individuals in this job family work with all levels of staff and management to ensure the KL office has the tools, information, and reports needed to achieve desired results. They provide coordination and partner with corporate groups (e.g., Procurement, Human Resources, and Finance) for the representation and fulfillment of the local office requirements. They ensure compliance with corporate policies and procedures.

Individuals in this job family must have the ability to get work accomplished through staff across the KL office, business partners and functional areas. They must possess communication and organization skills.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Financial Accounting:

  • To review and approve daily JEs, CDs and DVs to ensure accuracy and consistency.

  • To ensure cash book updated and payment vouchers reviewed.

  • Act as local administrator for Cashwyze funding system. Forecasting and requesting funding three months in advance.

  • To prepare bank recon and balance sheet recon.

  • To review and approve dental and medical claims have been updated and in line with company policy.

  • To review and approve monthly prepayment and accruals are in accordance with accounting policies.

  • To prepare year end closing reports.

  • To maintain fixed asset listing for KL office and it is updated on a monthly basis.

  • To periodically review the internal controls of the office.

  • To update the KL finance policies and procedures periodically.

Offsite Reporting:

  • Assist the finance staff in other GC offices in their postings and reporting.

  • Assist in intercompany reconciliation of balance sheet accounts.

Audit & Tax:

  • Preparation of audit and tax schedules.

  • To ensure audit and tax supporting documents are in order before submission to relevant parties.

  • To assist tax agent and auditors on any request.

HR and Payroll:

  • Monthly salary and statutory deductions computation and payments done on time.

  • Monthly and yearly statutory forms to be submitted to relevant authorities and employees.

  • To coordinate the opening of bank account for new hire and preparation of the documents needed.

  • To coordinate with tax agent on documents required for expat tax computation.

Ad Hoc Related Tasks:

  • Assist in other related task as required by Manager.

  • Remain current and increase in knowledge in the finance related areas utilizing self-study and continuous education efforts.

Supervisory Role:

  • Supervise and guide the assistant in performing his/her various tasks.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance with equivalent work experience.

  • Typically requires 5 years of experience in Accounting and Finance.

  • Independent in self learning and leading a team.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in using Sunsystem or any related accounting software system, AP system, HR/Payroll related systems.

  • Payroll and regulatory compliance.

  • Non profit work environment.

  • Preferably with experience in preparation of financial reporting package.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE ROSTER

*We have consolidated World Vision's Emergency Response Roster. If you have previously applied your information has been retained and is in our database; do not reapply.

*Answer all questions on the application to be considered for the Emergency Response Roster; country location to be determined based on response.

*If you do not meet minimum eligibility requirements, we invite you to support and help through prayer and donations.

World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster is comprised of highly experienced and vetted humanitarian aid professionals available for short term, medium term, and long term emergency response assignments with World Vision. This roster allows World Vision to more rapidly identify and hire for key positions in its humanitarian response offices.

If selected, eligible applicants will first be fully vetted and then approved for the Emergency Response Roster. As vacancies arise in our humanitarian offices, roster members will be considered for employment opportunities.

If you have the required experience and would like to work with us helping protect lives, restore dignity, and renew hope, we’d love to hear from you.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements for all Emergency Response Roster Positions:

  • 5+ years of cross cultural humanitarian emergency experience outside of your home country.

  • Minimum 2 years experience serving successfully in fragile or unstable environments.

  • Experience directly managing staff during humanitarian emergency responses.

  • Ability to work long hours in stressful environments with a variety of skilled professionals.

  • Demonstrated management of budgets in emergency response settings.

  • Willing to serve unaccompanied; most likely in a team house setting.

  • English proficiency; written and verbal.

  • Grant Acquisition Management experience in your personalized expertise.

  • Strong track record in developing good working relationships with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies.

Below are the World Vision Emergency Response Roster positions that are currently open and accepting applications. If a position matching your background and interests is not listed, we encourage you to check back often as a more appropriate roster position may be listed and accepting applications at that time.

When submitting your application to World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster, please indicate in your cover letter / application which roster position you would like to be considered for.

Director positions currently accepting applications (must have 5-7+ years’ in response leadership role):

  • Response Director

  • Operations Director

  • Programmes Strategy & Development Director

Manager/Specialist positions currently accepting applications (must have 5+ years’ related experience):

  • Communication and External Engagement Manager

  • Human Resources Manager

  • Support Services Manager

  • Finance Manager

  • Information Management Manager

  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Humanitarian Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager

  • Grant Acquisition and Management Manager

  • Cash Programming Manager/Specialist

  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Manager/Specialist

  • Health Manager/Specialist

  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager/Specialist

  • Nutrition Manager/Specialist

  • Education in Emergencies Manager/Specialist

  • Livelihoods Manager/Specialist

  • Protection Manager/Specialist

  • Child Protection ManManager/Specialist

Business Analyst II

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Incumbents working as a Business Analyst II are responsible for serving as a liaison between the business community and the IT organization to translate business needs into IT requirements. They are project team members involved in all phases of the design, development and implementation of technology solutions throughout the business case and development life cycle processes supporting several business functions and several moderately complex business processes.

Based on breadth and depth of understanding of business needs and processes, they collaborate with other IT professionals to determine if solutions currently exist (internally or externally) or whether new solutions are feasible. They take a broad perspective to determine how such solutions will impact existing work processes and systems, and how to manage the integration. They also research and make recommendations for buy vs. build decisions.

Business Analysis professionals are innovative, identifying and proposing technology based business solutions. Through adaptable communication skills and the ability to translate between technical and business language, they work collaboratively, negotiating requirements across multiple groups.

Business Analysts must have a solid understanding of the client’s existing business processes, the key drivers and measures of success for the business, and the short- and long-term direction of the business and related technologies.

They must have a working knowledge of the business area that they support and should be equally aligned with the IT department. Strong analytical, interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills are also required.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Planning:

  • Conducts data gathering and analysis to understand business strategy and direction.

  • Participates in short-term planning sessions with a client to implement process improvement within an assigned client area.

  • Develops business cases.

Liaison:

  • Serves as the link between the business, third party vendors and the IT technical team.

Busines Requirements:

  • Assesses client needs utilizing a structured requirements process (gathering, analyzing, documenting, and managing changes) to assist in identifying business priorities and advice on options.

  • Develops, writes, and communicates business requirements and functional specifications for the implementation of business solutions.

  • Analyzes customer’s operations to understand their strengths and weaknesses to determine opportunities for improvements.

Business Process:

  • Analyzes and recommends improvements to business processes and models.

  • Documents current business processes and models.

Feasibility:

  • Provides factual content to feasibility study for standard development projects and enhancements.

Testing:

  • Develops user test cases and validates test results during user acceptance testing.

Service Level Agreements:

  • Is familiar with the current Service Level Agreements (SLA) for a particular work area and as needed participates in the vendor selection process for clients in accordance with IT standards and specifications as required.

Problem Solving:

  • Identifies and resolves issues.

  • Uses new and varied analytical techniques.

Customer Satisfaction:

  • Monitors and analyzes metrics to ensure customer satisfaction.

Communications/Consulting:

  • Promotes an understanding of IT roles, processes and activities to the business units.

  • Supports and participates in the formal reporting of project status.

  • Negotiates agreements and commitments by facilitating communication between business unit(s) and IT from initial requirements to final implementation phase of projects.

  • Actively participates in the creation, review and analysis of user stories/epics in projects utilizing agile development methodology.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business, or other related field. Or equivalent work experience.

  • Requires working knowledge of business operations and systems requirements processes.

  • Typically requires 3-5 years of relevant technical or business work experience.

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

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Project Officer - UNHCR

PURPOSE OF POSITION

Day to day implementation of UNHCR projects tasks such as:

1) Card and pin distributions

2) Validation

3) Data gathering through household visits and focus group discussions;

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

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Major Activities

End Results Expected

70

Implementation and Coordination

  1. Implement assigned tasks as per the weekly detailed distribution and data gathering implementation plan;

  2. Comply and abide by WV best practices and donor regulations in distributions and data gathering;

  3. Inform the team leader of any deviations from the planned activities;

Reporting, Recording and Proposal Development

  1. Deliver high quality, accurate and timely daily reports;

  2. Support the Team Leader in preparing weekly and monthly distribution and data gathering reports;

  3. File all relevant project documents in line with WV’s requirements for project auditing;

  4. Track task progress in line with the established tracking system;

  5. Handle stock (pins and cards) in line with WV’s policies;

  6. Conduct data gathering for project amendments and proposals;

Monitoring, Accountability and Protection Mainstreaming:

  1. Action project implementation changes approved by the Project Coordinator in line with M&E, accountability and protection report findings;

  2. Support actions to address beneficiary feedback;

  3. Actively participate in lessons learned session for the project;

  4. Action protection mainstreaming standards suggested by the Project Coordinator;

Financial Control:

  1. Purchase items in line with the budget and instructions given by the team leader;

All project deliverables are met within the agreed time-frame and budget in compliance with donor regulations, WV’s and international best practices;

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Security management responsibilities:

  1. Abide by the security procedure, policies and take responsibility for all breaches. World Vision has zero breach tolerance;

  2. Attend all security related training and abides by all taught material;

  3. Immediately report all security related incidents to the team leader;

Other duties:

  1. Attend and participate in capacity building trainings locally and internationally as appropriate and necessary and based on funding availability

  2. Perform other relevant tasks as assigned

Security protocol abided by the team. Other tasks performed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • High School completion certificate/University degree is preferred.

  • Able to use a computer, with word-processing (e.g. Microsoft Office) and spreadsheets, internet and e-mail

  • Experience in commodity, card and pin distributions;

  • Experience in data gathering at household level and focus group discussions;

  • A minimum of 1 year experience in the NGO sector in distributions and data gathering;

  • A valid driver’s license (more than 1 year old);

  • Good level of English and Arabic (oral and written);

WVV NO Finance Officer

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 a total income of around US$ 19,000,000 (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 430 staff, of which 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.

Finance is a support function of WVV with the main responsibilities of maintaining and strengthening the accountability and stewardship over the financial resources being entrusted to the organization.

In addition to the requirement of professional and educational background, staff working for the Finance function are required to possess a strong characteristic of honesty and integrity, as well as the ability to arrange and work under high pressure to meet very strict deadlines of financial reports submission.

By working closely with the AP/Project staff and other support staff, Finance function assists the WVV Management in achieving the office objectives by provision of improved financial management, better compliance, better controls and procedures.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The position supports WV Vietnam to maintain high standards of financial stewardship not only at the National Office but also at the ADPs/Projects.

The main responsibilities include ensuring that all financial records comply with the WV Financial Policies and Procedures and meet audit requirements

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

I. FIELD OFFICE ACCOUNTING FUNCTION

  • Regular accounting and adjusting journal entries are prepared

  • Calculate and process monthly payroll and tax payment for all staffs

  • All staff’s salaries and benefits are allocated to correct cost center

  • Reconciliation (GL, GNs, bank, etc) is carried out on a monthly basis.

  • The correction and consistency with WV standard of the used accounts and analysis codes is ensured.

  • The assets register is regularly updated and reconciled with the sunsystems data, and assets are physical verified at least on an annual basis.

  • Sunsystems data are entered and reviewed, supporting schedules and financial reports are prepared accurately and timely in cooperation with the Finance Department.

  • All outstanding advances and payables (more than 30 days) are tracked and reminded to the relevant staff or Finance Officer in a timely manner.

  • Settlement Advices are prepared and submitted on a timely basis

II. TREASURY MANAGEMENT

  • Compile project’s funding needs and other regular operating expense to request sufficient cash from Global Treasury on a monthly basis

  • Control level of cash for the office as well as each AP within approved target low

  • Timely confirm fund receipt and regular adjusting balance of restricted funds are prepared

  • Ensure efficient cash and bank operations at AP as well as National Office

III. PROJECT ACCOUNTING AND SUPPORT

  • Training and/or accounting support is provided to the AP staff , including site visits to projects and APs.

IV. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Update, advise and ensure tax and statutory compliance for the organization

  • Audits of projects which he/she is not directly providing financial assistance and support to are conducted periodically

  • Inputs to the annual objectives for the Finance Department which are consistent with the Finance Manual are given.

  • Appropriate and on-time revisions are made to the Finance Manual, Field Finance Manual of WV Vietnam in accordance with the WV Global Center Finance manual.

  • Perform any other tasks that may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time

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’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent

Knowledge & Skills

  • Good knowledge of accounting theory, financial statements and government tax requirements

  • Good interpersonal and communications skills;

  • Good English skills (both spoken and written);

  • Good computer skills

Experience

  • Experience in community development or with similar INGO.

  • Experience in bank reconciliation, journal preparation, general ledger, financial statements, treasury management and government tax requirements.

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.118)

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.

Shared Services - Payroll Specialist

*French or Spanish language skills required.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Responsible for managing the complete start to finish processing of payroll using the SS payroll system globally. Ensure daily payroll operations are complete and accurate and in compliance with federal/state/local labor and tax laws. Provide a strong technical expertise for SS payroll and creating and maintaining procedures for these systems, Enhancing internal payroll processes and collaborating with other departments and different levels of staff to support payroll-related activities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Subject Matter Expert – SS Payroll:

  • Perform the following payroll processes for each of our customers:

  • Normal Payroll Cycle: biweekly or monthly

  • Termination Process

  • Annual Payroll

  • Generating the Report for: Social Security, Tax, Pension, Legal entities, others.

  • Maintains all payroll records, reports computations and audits, including periodic internal audit tests of labor utilization.

  • Prepares federal and state payroll tax reports, including quarterly and year-end returns; determines taxability of non-wage payments.

  • Prepares weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reports (gross payroll, hours worked, vacation accrual, tax deductions, benefit deductions etc.) for management.

  • Interprets employment policies and government regulations in connection with payroll activities.

  • Keep abreast with the payroll processing systems and legal changes in wages and tax laws. This is to ensure that payroll calculations are done within the legal framework of each country. For example, changes in the percentage of tax, social security and others.

Maintains the payroll system calendar schedules and coordinates changes with the National Office P&C.

Customer Service:

  • Work with NO to resolve payroll inquiries such as: if an employee has any questions about how taxes are calculated, about the detail of their payment, overtime pay.

  • Answers 2nd level payroll inquiries, assists employees in resolving payroll issues, and resolves disputes as they arise. Researches and resolved employee and system problems as they arise.

  • Train co-workers and customers on new or existing payroll functionality or services.

  • Serves as primary contact for external vendors and other agencies including NO for all payroll issues.

Migration and Implementation- SS Payroll Administration Project:

  • Advises Managers on understanding the process of a new client, process mapping, payroll system configuration, payroll system tests and customer support during the implementation process.

  • Innovation & Continuous Improvement:

  • Assists in the development of overall payroll procedures by evaluating current processes and suggesting methods to improve operations, efficiency and service.

  • Identify areas of improvement in the payroll processes, and help recommend appropriate solutions to improve on findings.

  • Coordinate with other SS P&C team members on project improvement initiatives.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Bachelors in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related career with at least four years direct payroll experience; or six years comparable payroll experience.

  • Experience of implementing payroll projects and services.

  • Ability to learn new products and upgrades.

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and Lotus Notes.

  • Team coordination when required.

  • Desirable payroll migration experience at regional level, local offices into shared service center.

  • Desirable to coordinate tasks with other team.

  • Fully Fluent in English. Advanced Conversation & Business Communication in English.

  • Fully Fluent in Spanish. Advanced Conversation & Business Communication in Spanish.

  • Fully Fluent in French. Advanced Conversation & Business Communication in French .

Preferred:

  • General accounting

  • Working knowledge of international and domestic payroll laws.

  • Green belt Certification or working towards it.

  • Strong communications and customer service skills.

Work Environment:

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

Senior Email and Content Marketing Officer

Senior Email and Content Marketing Officer

Salary: £30,763 - £36,192 per annum, depending on experience + good range of benefits

Contract: Permanent 36.5 hours per week

Based: Milton Keynes

Engaging with potential supporters is a crucial part of our acquisition strategy and we need your help. In this newly created role, youll use your digital marketing expertise to engage email subscribers - inspiring them to support our work with the worlds most vulnerable children.

Youll be part of the newly formed Digital Innovations team at World Vision, working in an agile way with a build, measure, learn approach. This is a key new role in this team, as we strive to produce significantly more engaging content and email journeys that will move people to join our cause.

We will invest in your development and professional growth, and youll be supported in bringing your ideas to life with in-house designers as well as working with ground-breaking agency partners. Whilst having run an email marketing or fundraising programme would be advantageous, more important are the ideas and creativity you would bring to this role. So, if youre an outstanding digital communicator, an engaging copywriter, and want to stretch yourself in a creative, innovative, dynamic environment this is the ideal role for you!

As a Christian, this role offers you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith with your career, being sensitive to its various expressions across different cultures and denominations.

About World Vision

World Vision is an international children’s charity working with children, their communities, and with supporters and partners, in almost 100 countries.

Through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy we’ve helped bring lasting change to millions of children, over more than 60 years. And as a Christian organisation, everything we do is motivated by our faith as we strive to reflect God’s unconditional love.

Work for World Vision UK and you will be part of a truly global Partnership, building brighter futures for vulnerable children.

Job Purpose

World Vision is investing in our ability to bring our work and our impact to life online and via email. The role will take responsibility for all our acquisition email journeys and contribute to the content output on our website.

As an excellent digital communicator and persuasive copywriter, you will have a clear grasp of how to engage audiences online, and of the role of email marketing in integrated multi-channel marketing campaigns. Working on our global campaigns both creating content yourself and working with specialist designers and creative agencies you will deliver the email marketing strategy that will inspire more people to join us in standing with the worlds most vulnerable children.

This is not “just” an email role. Youll work across the website, social media, and advertising linking our email programme with our wider digital fundraising and engagement activity. Youll have the biggest impact by creating outstanding, creative content across various channels, beyond just the email programme.

You will have an innovative mindset and ability to understand the full digital journey, and the role that email and content can play throughout this. You wont necessarily need expertise across all of these channels from day one, as we will support you to grow your knowledge and understanding.

In addition to the salary offered, we offer good benefits including pension, generous holiday entitlement, additional annual leave purchase scheme, and free parking (MK only). Its important to us to have the best people here, so flexible working, job shares, and part time work will all be considered.

Click here for the full job description

To apply please upload your CV, accompanied by a brief covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the job description.

Closing Date for applications: Sunday 2nd February (midnight)

Interview Dates: Friday 7th February in Milton Keynes

World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people representing all sections of the community. World Vision UK also operates flexible working policies and practices.

As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.

By submitting your application, you understand and accept that World Vision UK will process the data you provide for the purposes of your application and in accordance with the World Vision UK - Job Applicant Privacy Notice (click here).

No agencies please.

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