World Vision is present in 13 out of 26 provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The country is the 7th most fragile state in the World according to the Fragile States Index and ranked 176th on the 2015 Human Development Index out of 188 countries, in spite of its abundant natural resources.
To reflect the geographic scope and diversity of socio-economic contexts and needs, WV’s operations across the country are organized into five operational zones. The South, West and part of North-West zones host primarily long term development projects funded through sponsorship with a mix of non-sponsorship, gift-in-kind and grants, while the Eastern and Central (Kasai) zones are essentially emergency-focused.
The “Empowering Children and Communities in Tanganyika to Learn” project funded through the Australian NGO Collaboration Program (ANCP) will be based in the Province of Tanganyika in the Southern Zone and will be managed from World Vision’s base in Kalemie, located 850 Km from the zonal office. WV has a minimal presence in Tanganyika, but the WV National Office strategy has selected this area for grant growth to leverage wide investments of humanitarian and development donors, including DFID, USAID, WFP and other UN entities, etc. Apart from managing the ANCP project directly, the position of the Base Manager will also provide coordination of other WV interventions in the Tanganyika area.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Provide overall leadership to World Vision projects in the Tanganyika province and manage the ANCP project. This includes building relationships with local stakeholders and ensuring staff team accountability and effectiveness through engagement with communities to enhance the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable.
Ensure the assessment and design processes for the ANCP project are carried out successfully according to the timeframes agreed with the Support Office.
Work with People & Culture in the recruitment of competent staff for various approved positions of the ANCP project.
Conduct frequent conversations with ANCP project staff to support their performance and development, and ensure WV’s performance management processes are followed.
Ensure programmes in the area deliver on donor approved budgets, plans and key deliverables.
Ensure programmatic and financial reports are required by the National Office (NO).
Plan and coordinate Disaster Management initiatives across the area programme.
Ensure an effective and efficient monitoring system is in place which includes community and stakeholders participation.
Manage World Vision assets according to approved policies and procedures.
Coordinate the work and interactions between teams of different projects in the area.
Communicate progress and challenges in implementation, including changes to the security and humanitarian situation, to the Zonal Director as frequently as necessary.
Coordinate work in the Kalemie base ensuring that World Vision operates as one organization in the area.
Lead the networking and development of positive relationships with other NGOs, local government officials, local churches, and community leaders in the area programme.
Engage in advocacy and represent the sub-zonal programme.
Ensure that competent and motivated staff are hired, nurtured and retained.
Ensure staff in the area work in ways consistent with WV values, policies and business procedures or those agreed with donors.
Support spiritual development of the entire area programme team.
Take a lead role in advocating/promoting the organisation to local officials and other organizations.
Ensure effective communication with the National Office and the donors on relevant issues.
Ensures staff and partners understand WV’s child protection and safeguarding policy as well as other risk management policies and adhere to them in conducting WV business.
Ensure efforts are taken to respond promptly and appropriately to incidents.
Ensures all projects in the base support awareness raising for prevention and reporting of child protection incidents which occur across the base.
Coordinate with the Security Department to ensure staff wellbeing and security is supported and promoted.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
A university degree Education science, development studies, social science, Engineering or related field.
Minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible professional experience in Development programming in Emergency context, including experience in managing Education projects.
Certificate in project management with working experience preferably in development or emergency.
Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
Perform other duties as required.
Knowledge of project management cycle.
Knowledge of supply chain principles in humanitarian work.
Ability to conceptualize and logically document an intervention.
Ability to plan and conduct an assessment using conventional methodologies (i.e. SPHERE, Child protection policies, Do No Harm, etc.)
Ability to network and negotiate with partners.
Ability to monitor input and activity implementation.
Good report writing skills. Ability to summarize important information.
Analytical and experienced knowledge of the complex emergency context in DRC.
Being fluently in French (written and oral).
Stressful fast paced environment in a high risk area. A team environment with cultural diversity. This position is non accompanied.