World Vision International

National Director, World Vision Lebanon

Job Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Provide Strategic and Operational leadership and Senior Management oversight of the design, operation and funding of World Vision’s ministry in Lebanon.

Lead the Senior Leadership Team, ensuring that the strategy is properly aligned o the WVI Global Partnership Strategy, Our Promise 2030 and meeting desired goals and objectives.

Ensure t the office is appropriately structured, financially viable and appropriately resourced and compliant with WV policies.

To represent World Vision and the National Office externally as deemed appropriate with all donors, partners, other WV Partnership offices and divisions, local government, church/other faith leaders and non-governmental organizations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy/Plan:

  • Lead the alignment of the National Office strategy with the overall World Vision International partnership Our Promise 2030 strategy.

  • Ensure strategic and operational alignment of all National Office functions to meet humanitarian needs while considering operational feasibility and technical quality.

  • Lead and be accountable for business planning, annual budgeting and acquisition of funding to implement the strategy (includes ensuring proper cost recovery in all grants and other funding streams).

  • Lead in assessment and implementation of enterprise risk management and business continuity contingency planning ensuring appropriate internal controls are established and adhered to.

  • The National Director also actively coordinates with Syria Response Director to ensure strategic alignment of Syria response activities within WV Lebanon.

Leadership & Management:

  • Promote WV’s Vision, Mission, Core Values and key global Partnership standards and practices across offices and partner agencies.

  • Lead and mentor the Senior Leadership Team in a manner that facilitates a high performance culture, openness, trustworthy & strong relationships, collaboration, integrity & decisiveness.

  • Ensure an organizational structure that results in optimal efficiency, effectiveness and good stewardship.

  • Ensure high standards of management of people, financial, capital and technical resources of the Response. Inspiring and maintaining high standards of work and clear accountability to stakeholders.

  • Ensure that proper risk management requirements are in place, including standards for monitoring, escalating to and managing incidents.

  • Ensure internal communications mechanisms are in place so policies, information and decisions are shared with staff as appropriate.

  • Support initiatives for staff care and well-being, both for international and local employees.

  • Respect, value and promote gender, age, religious and ethnic diversity.

  • Model a high standard of Christian leadership, maturity and integrity as an example to staff, and provide overall spiritual leadership.

Collaboration & Networking:

  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships and partnerships with host government, donors, other NGOs, humanitarian community and Support Offices.

  • Ensure that WV-Lebanon engages in relevant national coordination mechanisms and, where relevant, consortium meetings including representing WV as Head of office at relevant NGO coordination meetings and forums.

  • Ensure a strong advocacy capacity, in particular child-focused themes aligned with strategy and organizational priorities as well as global WVI policy and advocacy initiatives.

Ministry Standards/Accountability:

  • Ensure high ministry quality and high impact by developing and implementing programs which meet World Vision’s highest quality and standards.

  • Ensure that all programs are implemented, monitored and evaluated to measure impact and in accordance with donors, SOs, Region and other stakeholders’ frameworks.

  • Ensure that proper feedback and complaint mechanisms for beneficiaries, communities, other stakeholders and World Vision staff are in place.

  • Ensure adequate technical capacity is in place or externally accessible.

  • Ensure measurable improvement in the well-being of children is achieved as evidenced by achieving targeted improvement in the child well-being outcomes.

  • Ensure accountability for the implementation of effective ministry to all key stakeholders.

Finance & Compliance:

  • Ensure efficient and effective organizational practices that would result in successful financial and operational audit scores.

  • Ensure financial resources are managed according to agreements with donors and standards approved by World Vision.

  • Ensure a close, effective and supportive relationship is developed with Regional Office to improve efficiency and eliminate unapproved organizational obstructions.

  • Ensure that audit reports are responded and recommendations implemented within approved / agreed timeframes in order to ensure risk mitigation.

  • Ensure strong operational compliance through timeliness and completeness of program/project reports.

  • Exercise good stewardship over all resources by maintaining sound internal controls, risk register, procedures and records according to WVI accountability standards.

People & Culture (Human Resources):

  • Ensure that P&C policies are adapted and aligned with those of World Vision International.

  • Ensure that the quality of staff recruited and retained are at a level to meet the organization’s overall performance expectations.

  • Promote a culture of learning and development, employee engagement and good stewardship of human capital in the office.

  • Ensure P&C establishes a staff care function and mechanism that supports staff well-being.

Security:

  • Ensure that World Vision’s security policies and protocols are implemented and monitored on a regular basis.

  • Ensure the ongoing monitoring of the external security environment.

Reporting & Knowledge Management:

  • Liaise with programme and information management teams to ensure internal and external reporting requirements are planned for, aligned and meet quality and deadline requirements.

  • Ensure that communication products are developed and disseminated to internal and external audiences.

  • Ensure internal coordination & information sharing mechanisms result in improved staff awareness and performance.

Number of Direct Report:

  • 5 + 2 matrix

Positions Supervised:

  • Field OPs Director

  • External Engagement Director

  • PDQ Director

  • Evidence

  • Learning and Accountability Manager

  • Admin Manager

  • P&C Team Lead

  • Grants finance manager

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Education:

  • University degree or qualification in a relevant subject with a focus on team management, project management or other relevant skills.

Knowledge & Skills and Experience:

  • Strong commitment to WV’s vision, mission and core values.

  • 5+ years proven Senior Leadership experience with International NGOs in emergency relief, rehabilitation and transition, and transformational development programming.

  • Proven track record of leading multi-cultural teams in complex, culturally and politically-sensitive contexts.

  • Proven track record of grant acquisition and management and growing and managing multi-million dollar budgets.

  • Knowledge of humanitarian architecture and donor community.

  • Politically astute and well developed diplomatic skills (dealing with host governments, donors and staff).

  • Extensive experience in programme management and implementation of multi-sectoral emergency response projects.

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) with ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with senior internal and external stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated success as a collaborator and team builder committed to the transfer of knowledge.

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.

  • Responsible steward of resources and assets.

  • Innovator and calculated risk taker.

  • Understands, values and promotes diversity to achieve organizational goals.

  • Knowledge of computer software such as MS Office and email programs.

  • Fluent in English (written and oral).

  • Previous experience in an ND role in a similar context environment.

  • Full adherence to World Vision Child Protection, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies.