Strategy and Technical Program Specialist, WV Haiti

14927-17N09062
12-Nov-19
International Role - Yes
2+ Years

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Strategy & Technical Program Specialist will provide overall leadership, oversight and management support for all aspects of strategy and technical program development and revision. This will be accomplished in close coordination with key internal and external stakeholders including Operations, Strategy & DME, Resource Development, strategic partners, etc.. He /She will ensure World Vision’s programs contribute to Our Promise for the most vulnerable children of Haiti in accordance to time-bound and quality targets. He or she will ensure that key strategy; program quality and accountability standards are upheld across all of World Vision International Haiti’s ministry lines through the establishment and implementation of strong assessment, design, monitoring, evaluation processes and systems at organizational level and contribute to transformational development of the most vulnerable children, families and communities in our program areas.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic Guidance and Leadership:

  • Serve as L&L and strategy focal point for WVI Haiti

  • Coordinate all departments to monitor the national office’s progress against strategy scorecard KPIs

  • Conduct regular strategy reviews based on internal/external data and support strategy revisions when needed

  • Provide strong and positive leadership for the learning and Livelihoods Technical Program.

  • Lead the development of the L and L technical program based on the N.O Strategy, changes in the Haiti context, government’s guidelines and learning from other TP implementation.

  • Lead the L & L technical program team in managing integrated business processes for the technical program (budgeting, reporting, evaluations)

  • Develop concept papers and proposals on Livelihood and Education for fund raising, marketing with SOs.

Program Quality:

Assessment/Design

  • Lead a collaborative process of TP design and adaptation into AP level in close coordination with Area Program (AP) , other NO staff (sponsorship for integration of RC needs, community engagement for effective consultation with

  • communities, partners and donors)) as well as Funding Offices ( Co-creation).

  • Ensure that all program assessment/design documentation (narratives, logical frameworks, indicator tracking tables, monitoring and evaluation plans, etc.) are developed factoring in evidence-based approaches, proven industry and

  • Partnership project models, community accountability measures, Partnership information systems, and impact sustainability.

Monitoring

  • Support Operations, management and accountability through routine, accurate collection and reporting of information that confirms status of program activities based on design documents.

  • Ensure that all program management reports submitted to Partnership (in structured and document formats) are of high quality with strong evidence-base.

  • Ensure that a strong M&E system is in place for the L&L TP and that learnings are documented and applied and used to improve further the TP, and by stakeholders for advocacy, marketing and resource acquisition.

Evaluation

  • Ensure that all baseline, intermediate monitoring and evaluations are conducted in a timely and regular manner, data analyzed appropriately and findings disseminated to all corresponding stakeholders for sound decision making.

  • Ensure that all donor and/or Partnership program quality requirements are met.

Learning

  • Periodically conduct intentional learning and reflection to ensure program quality, community accountability, impact and sustainability.

Capacity Building:

  • Organizes training, reflection, lessons learned workshops Leading to build the capacity of the staff and ensure that these new skills are utilized on the job.

  • Build strong potential successors within the DME unit.

Team Performance Management:

  • Provide inspiration and leadership to the L&L, Strategy and DME team to work as a united, motivated team to achieve excellence in all of its objectives.

  • Provide leadership in facilitating a high performance management culture, open trustworthy staff relationships, and integrity to enhance smooth staff relations and accountability.

  • Purposefully promote a high level of collaboration and integration of strategy and DME objectives with other WVIH divisions.

  • Actively manage staff performance and ensure staff job descriptions, contracts, and performance reviews are up to date and submitted in a timely manner.

Networking and Advocacy:

  • Developing and sustaining work relationship with internal/external stakeholders of WVI Haiti.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelors (Preferably Masters) degree in project management, international development, NGO leadership, Rural Development or relevant discipline. Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Development Studies or equivalent.

  • Demonstrated depth of experience and effectiveness preferably in an NGO context in working with community/grassroots people and organizations, specially focus on health, Nutrition WASH-

  • Extensive experience and recognized expertise in models and methods of training facilitation and capacity building, Project Management and organizational development for staffs, communities.

  • Strong leadership and communication skills, Strong capacity for coordination, supervision and staff supervision.

  • Strategic, creative, and innovative thinking.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Demonstrated interpersonal skills that inspire confidence, respect and trust.

  • Good Knowledge of the different technical development sectors such as Education, livelihood, child protection etc.

  • Great French , creole and English oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to learn new concepts and train others on these concepts.

  • Ability to effectively develop rapport and relate to donors, NGOs, counterparts, and government agencies.

  • 3-5 years’ experience in project management as a manager.

  • Project management - preferred.

  • The position holder should have experience in leading strategic development in NGO.

  • The position holder should have proven knowledge of and experience with the international donor community and the ability to effectively lead public and private acquisition efforts.

  • Have good communication in Creole, French, English (Spanish a plus, Fluency in English, knowledgeable in French).

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 40% of the time.