*Please submit your CV in English.
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
The purpose of this position is to provide overall leadership and technical oversight in:
Strategy development, review, implementation, monitoring and reporting.
Design, monitoring, evaluation, Learning and accountability of World Vision Burundi's (WVB’s) sponsorship, non-sponsorship, grant, GIK programs/ projects.
Programs, Project Management and Implementation of all programs and projects and ensure compliance with WV Mission, Vision, Core Values and Partnership standards in Transformational Development, Humanitarian Emergency Affairs (HEA), and Advocacy.
Disaster and Risk Management of all WVB-supported programs.
Quality assurance and impact in programs through application of innovation and good practices, provision of monitoring tools, capacity building and management.
Developing and implementing strategy for resource diversification and growth in WVB and; enhance the capacity of WVB to acquire and efficiently.
Lead strategy implementation, monitoring and alignment including strategy tracking and reporting:
A quality National Office Strategy in place (Relevant to country context, with community and partners input, and aligned to the partnership strategy).
Clear guidance on strategy implementation through quality technical approaches, technical programs, project models that guide all programs and projects to ensure alignment.
Quality integration of cross-cutting themes (Child Protection, Peace Building, Faith and Development, Advocacy, Gender throughout the programs/ projects cycle.
Regular strategy monitoring and reporting as per partnership guidance and tools.
Regular monitoring of the contexts and leading the National Office to respond to unique opportunities and threats that emerge during strategy implementation, e.g. through fragile context programming.
Ensure functional Grant Acquisition and Management scheme as per WVI grant project cycle framework:
Mobilize support offices to increase their interest and investment in Burundi.
Closely collaborate with all key donors with presence/interest in Burundi (including bilateral, multilateral, embassies, etc.).
Provide support to technical specialists to identify and manage critical relationships with technical structures of government and major donors.
Keep abreast with funding priorities and call for proposal procedures of all major donors.
Build networks with appropriate INGOs and NGOs in a manner that increases WV’s influence and partnerships.
Updated donor mapping for WVB.
A strategy for resource diversification in line with WVB’s national office strategy in place.
GIK integration in strategy execution.
Increased grants win rate (success will be measured by the % of proposals funded and $-value of new revenue raised).
Increased donor engagement and donor diversification.
Integration of all WVB programs and projects (Sponsorship, Grants, Private non Sponsorship Projects, GIK funded projects, HEA projects, etc.
Provide leadership on program/project planning, execution and accountability especially grants:
Provide leadership on program quality implementation and promotes excellence in planning and executions of all WVB programs/projects.
Guidelines for grant start-ups in place and implemented.
Robust and effective M&E systems for all projects and programs in place and utilized.
Quality implementation of all grants, i.e. within the stipulated time, budgets and scope.
Regular reviews and evaluations of all grants to generate evidence that supports learning, innovation, accountability and advocacy.
Leadership and Building the capacity of local staff:
Capacity building plan of WVB staff in the relevant domains (resource acquisition and management, project management, Design Monitoring and Evaluation, etc.) in place and implemented.
Improved programs quality and impact through staff capacity building and appropriate performance management.
Ensure all key business processes and operations exceed WV/industry standards. Promotes innovation in sponsorship and empowers communities and community-based partners to lead key sponsorship business processes.
Provide leadership to WVIB local partnering scheme:
Ensure that local partnering with Faith Based and Secular organizations is in alignment with national office Strategy (2021-2025) and includes but not limited to institutional diagnostics, designing and monitoring of the implementation of existing local partnerships as per protocols and partnering implementation plan and implementation of agreed Organisation Capacity Building frameworks, risk management, coordination and networking.
Provide leadership and oversight of ministry DME processes for sponsorship and PNF programs, ensuring NO exceeds established standards:
Quality Design Monitoring and Evaluation processes and deliverables. Effective monitoring and evaluation systems in place and utilized.
Quality multi-year/annual planning and budgeting processes.
Quality reporting of programs, projects and the National Office progress and impact on Child Wellbeing.
Provide leadership to Disaster Management as per the country risk profile:
Ensure WVIB and its community partner are fully equipped to prepare, cope with and recover from both natural and man-made disasters including but not limited to a abled National Disaster Management institutional arrangement, strong partnership for preparedness, contingency plans, WVI HEA business process, development-humanitarian-peace nexus etc.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
At least 5 years senior leadership experience with a strong track record in grant acquisition/management, strategy, operations, quality assurance and DME in an International Non-Profit organization in conflict and fragile countries.
5 years in SLT roles in operations and/or Quality Assurance.
Strong experience in project management.
Post graduate university degree in social sciences or development studies.
Advanced knowledge/practice of Design Monitoring and Evaluation approaches.
Strong competency in proposal writing.
Strong command of English and French (written and oral).
Confident, good communication skills, attention to detail.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, including report-writing and formal communication skills. French would be an added advantage.
Mature, committed Christian who is able to lead and inspire others.
Ability to engage with governmental, NGO and other senior leaders on issues of justice, child rights and development and maintain effective partnerships.
Excellent relationship building and people management skills.
Excellent community development & project management skills and thorough understanding of LEAP, the DPA model and ME Partnership frameworks.
Excellent supervision skills, including training, mentoring and supporting staff.
Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office and Lotus Notes (or another main email system such as Microsoft Outlook).
Strong negotiation skills.
Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, and ability to work with a wide range of people from different backgrounds.
Emotional and spiritual maturity and ability to lead a team of professionals.
Good understanding of World Vision and Sphere relief standards.
Knowledge of and adherence to the Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct.
Ability to exhibit servant leadership and an exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context.
Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
The candidate should have a personal calling, passion for service rather than monetary value as this is a challenging context with basic amenities.
Perform other duties as required.
Domestic Travel: 20% Regular internal travel to project areas is required.
International Travel: 30% international travel will be required.
Ability to work under pressure and in a stressful environment.
On call: 10% In emergency and disaster situations, the position will be required to be on-call.