Operations Director, Niger
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Operations Director - World Vision Niger will lead, develop, direct and manage all aspects of World Vision Programmes in Niger including grants, sponsorship, advocacy initiatives and humanitarian emergency programmes ensuring that the ministry achieves optimum impact on child well-being as well as attain organizational Vision, Mission and core Values. This position will be accountable for strategic integration between Humanitarian Emergency Affairs (HEA) and Development in all programs and unified management between the two main areas. He/She ensures that World Vision Niger (WVN) is accountable to all partners and that all work is of the highest standard, cost effective and adheres to standards and policies of World Vision International.
The Operations Director will assist the National Director in overall coordination, implementation and supervision of all areas of operations and program quality. Key areas include resource acquisition, technical soundness, and oversight of programme activities, field operations (related both to response and development), monitoring, accountability and reporting.
Programme Leadersphip and Development:
Provide overall leadership with accountability for effective, integrated and good quality programming within WV Niger which contributes to child-wellbeing.
Provide overall leadership for the effective implementation and integration of the World Vision’s (WV) development programmes and any HEA/response programs in Niger.
Ensure that advocacy initiatives are well integrated into programming, aligned to strategy and position WV Niger to achieve better child wellbeing outcomes.
Develop, maintain and review the detailed implementation plan (DIP) to effectively follow implementation schedule, human resource planning and financial monitoring with the involvement of sector Directors and teams.
Visit project implementation sites regularly, assess the progress of implementation, integration and provide progress report to the National Director.
Strategy Development and Planning:
Contribute to country, sector, and support service strategy development/planning/ implementation/reporting in order to ensure alignment with key WV ministry principles, standards, and guidelines.
People and Performance Management:
Facilitate the recruitment of key management positions within the Operations team.
Provide strong Leadership to build a collaborative and achievement focused team environment and culture amongst the Operations team, characterized by positive, constructive and supportive communication and an active problem-solving approach between teams within the division.
Resources Acquisition and Relationships:
In consultation with the National Director, develop and maintain good relationships with major (government/ private) donors and World Vision Support Offices to promote WV Niger and build credibility and enhance funding opportunities.
Develop and maintain productive relationships with other divisions/teams (Program Effcetiveness Department, Ressources Acquisition Management) ensuring collaboration and attainment of NO strategy.
Quality Assurance and Risks Management:
Advise and support the WV Niger leadership on programs quality practices ensuring compliance with WVI partnership standards, policies and procedures.
Advise and support in addressing gaps/issues/risks in program implementation necessary and appropriate in collaboration with Risk Manager.
Contribute to and support activities that enrich and develop spiritual growth in a way that promotes holistic witness in our life and work.
Perform any other tasks assigned by the WV Niger National Director including representation.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
BA/BSC Degree in any development field: social sciences, development studies, management, education, agriculture or public health.
Professional technical skills desired.
Thorough understanding of project/ program design, monitoring and evaluation gained through at least 5 years of relevant experience in World Vision or similar organization.
Knowledge and familiarity with rules and regulations of major donors: USAID, CIDA, DFADT, ECHO, EU, AFD, etc.
Demonstrated excellent stewardship of resources and able to hold others accountable.
Perform other duties as required.
Must be bilingual (English and French).
Perform other duties as required.
Abilities to work with a minimum of supervision.
Program management skills.
Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
Attend and participate in daily devotions and weekly chapel services.
Experience sharing with VV other entities and local partners.
Issue and send monthly reports on the group’s activities to National Director.
Travel: 30% Domestic/International travel is required.
On call: 20%;
Work environment: Office- based with frequent travels to the fields.