Sr. Director, Faith & Development Field Support & Initiatives

11855-19G05000
20-Nov-18
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
2+ Years

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within a jurisdiction (country or U.S. State) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The position ensures F&D support for programs across all contexts to deliver on OP2030. Specifically, the position provides overall strategic and management leadership in all F&D field facing support and initiatives in the areas of fragile context and disaster management, church partnerships and faith engagement, innovation and impact, and spiritual nurture of children ensuring pivotal and critical contribution to the well-being of children within the OP2030. Working together with the field facing team leads, ensure that well thought out strategies and plans in the field facing areas are delivered with the highest standard of excellence and contribution to the partnership. Provides thought leadership for learning, reflection, and innovation in the field facing areas for documentation, dissemination and use across the partnership.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Set F&D Strategic Direction and Priorities for Field Facing Support and Initiatives:

  • Within the context of the Partnership strategy drive role of F&D as a key contributor to holistic CWB in the areas of fragile context and disaster management initiative, church partnerships and faith engagement, innovation and impact, and spiritual nurture of children.

  • Work with relevant SDOs, NDs, , GC sector leads as well as F&D regional and national staff to implement GFOs OP2030 implementation plans, especially SI5Reflection action plans.

  • Support realisation of Partnership F&D projects (fragile context strategic initiative etc).

  • Support strategic church partnerships and faith engagement for CWB at local, national and regional level, innovation and impact, and spiritual nurture of children.

  • Work with and provide inputs to global technical sectors to ensure F&D integration in the development, mainstreaming, and strengthening of approaches, project models, policy and guidance, capacity building and learning resources related to fragile context and DM initiatives, church partnerships and faith engagement, innovation and impact, and spiritual nurture of children.

  • Lead in the discernment and development of biblical narrative, insights, and guidance related to fragile context and DM initiatives, church partnerships and faith engagement, innovation and impact, and spiritual nurture of children.

  • Support Programs across contexts to apply Partnership guidance related F&D (Spiritual root cause analysis in assessments, partnership with churches/FBOs in implementing Core Project Models, ensuring holistic ministry in grants, SNC in Sponsorship’s community engagement etc).

  • Develop and/or adapt policy and practical and actionable guidance for F&D in fragile context and DM, church partnerships and faith engagement, innovation and impact, and spiritual nurture of children (including collaboration to develop global minimum standards and M&E tools on these areas).

  • Ensures F&D learning and innovation in fragile context and DM, church partnerships and faith engagement, innovation and impact, and spiritual nurture of children. are documented and communicated.

Cross-sector F&D Integration:

  • Champion cross-sector collaboration for F&D integration in fragile context and DM, church partnerships and faith engagement, innovation and impact, and spiritual nurture of children.

  • Ensure F&D in fragile context and DM, church partnerships and faith engagement, innovation and impact, and spiritual nurture of children contexts is effective, agile, and fit for purpose, incorporating the best and innovative practices from internal and external to the organization.

  • Identifies, explores and acts on improvement opportunities in the above areas.

  • Support for Management, Coaching and Leadership Development:

  • Provide support to team members for continuous capacity building and leadership development.

Support for Overall F&D Direction, Policy, and Leadership Development:

  • Provide support to PL and other key stakeholders in partnership wide initiatives related to F&D policy, guidance, and protocols.

  • Provide support to PL in identifying potential staff for succession planning and set up a leadership development plan.

  • Provide support in reflection and learning on F&D issues both internally and externally.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Post graduate degree in a relevant field and/or 10 years work experience in a leadership role in humanitarian development industry.

  • In-depth understanding and work on children especially the most vulnerable in developing and preferably, fragile contexts.

  • In depth understanding and work with churches, faith based organizations and other faith groups.

  • Minimum 10 year experience in a leadership role in the humanitarian and development industry.

  • Broad experience and commitment in working with children.

  • Broad experience in relationship building and working with churches, faith based organizations and other faith groups.

  • Exposure to fragile context work.

Work Environment:

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