Senior Analyst (Strategy Realisation & Innovation)

14909-16G10060
Manila
11-Nov-19
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
2+ Years

*Preferred Location: Manila, Philippines; Position location to be determined by home country of successful canddiate within a jurisdiction (country or US State) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Our Promise brings together the World Vision Partnership to tackle challenges of the future and deliver positive impact from our ministries to vulnerable children. As we enter into the fourth year of this strategy realization journey, we must accelerate the development of key organizational capabilities, complete unfinished business that has already started, and bring agility to pivot and re-focus based on the changing world dynamics.

The Strategy Realisation and Innovation (SRI) team is looking for a Senior Business Analyst who is a critical thinker and can problem solve with simplicity in the midst of complexity.

As a Senior Business Analyst you will be comfortable managing and coordinating across small, cross-functional assignment teams deployed to help solve complex problems that surface as we continue to realize Our Promise. You will be confident in engaging with all parts of the Partnership, bringing a macro strategic view to projects. You will be confident in applying strong analytical skills using available data to better understand strategic and operational issues that may impede our progress across any area of World Vision’s global operation. You will be able to execute root-cause analysis, and help functional teams develop explicit solutions that solve complex problems with agility and sustainability. With the support of the SRI senior leadership you will develop models, identify trends, test hypothesis and build compelling arguments in support of change and simplification.

You will be presenting to the highest levels of leadership within World Vision and engaged in high profile assignments that have the potential to radically transform all aspects of the organization. You will be adept at identifying key issues and problems that require escalation and resolution by leadership, and possess experienced business acumen to coordinate communications between stakeholders in so doing.

You will have a passion for the world’s most vulnerable children and a desire to see World Vision excel in all aspects of operations required to deliver http://ourpromise2030.org

KEY REPONSIBILITIES:

Our Promise Oversight:

  • Provide secretariat and program management support for executive leadership groups. E.g. SRSC, PRAC, DIGIT.

  • Tracking and reporting delivery from the portfolio of strategic initiatives sponsored by the SRSC / PRAC / DIGIT.

  • Developing, cascading, reporting and interpreting the Strategy Scorecard.

  • Supporting the network of strategy realization champions who partner in delivery, learning and development of strategy and innovation in their context.

  • Modelling Our Voice survey data to support the Our Promise culture and change management agenda.

  • Shaping, scoping and establishing effective delivery teams for initiatives required by key forums.

  • Escalating issues, clarifying risks, opportunities and dependencies to realisation within and between strategic initiatives and relevant functional change initiatives.

Problem Diagnosis and Business/data Analysis:

  • Engage with internal and external datasets to develop new insights that will guide World Vision’s work.

  • Conduct analysis, and create reports and input required to support evidenced based decisions.

  • Link diverse data sets to help WV leadership better understand operational dynamics, issues and possible solutions.

  • Demonstrate best-in-class analytical skills around complex data and draw out insights that are relevant and useful.

  • Collaboratively engage with, share approaches, and work with teams of embedded business and data analysts across the Partnership to bring alignment and expertise to assist and support project deliverables.

  • Work across federated entities and embedded resources within WV to establish end-to-end perspectives on systems, technical processes, resources and data.

  • Work with functional leaders and subject matter experts to identify opportunities to streamline business processes and simplify operations.

  • Collaboratively engage and unite WV internal stakeholders in the development of successful transformational solutions.

  • Work with best-in-class analysis tools to be efficient and effective at drawing out insights that are useful for decision making.

  • Strategy Development Competency:

  • Support the quality and integrity of Partnership and entity-level strategies, impact targets and Our Promise alignment.

  • Build credibility as a subject matter expert for WV’s end-to-end approach to strategy development.

  • Embed an agile, impact-led strategy development process that realizes Our Promise in a country context and integrates key features of our strategic imperatives.

  • Support ongoing efforts to strengthen strategy across all WV entities – tracking progress towards critical performance metrics and escalating areas of misalignment.

  • Maintain a body of knowledge across all entity strategies that informs, educates and equips others to deliver effective strategy creation and realization approaches.

  • Support continual improvement of strategy tools and training resources.

  • Anticipate changes taking place in the NGO/development sector before they happen so we can respond effectively.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITES:

Education/Experience:

  • Master's degree preferred, in economics, business administration, public administration, international development or related field.

  • Broad and deep experience in several functions, esp. on international development and management and cross-functional senior management experiences within WV.

  • Formal qualification in project management or data analytics.

  • 5 years experience in business strategy and technical change implementation.

  • 5 years experience in detailed business and data analysis.

Competencies/Capabilities:

  • Ability to think globally and look at the macro, strategic issues to inform strategy choices and management process.

  • Thinks carefully about the likely effects on others of one's words, actions, appearance and mode of behavior. Selects the words or actions most likely to have the desired effect on the individual or group in question. Demonstrate ability to work effectively in a team.

  • Demonstrates ability to persuade, convince, or influence others to commit to actions or products, which he or she finds of value; convinces others by understanding their needs and relating the action or product to their needs.

  • Balances the needs and interests of various stakeholders and makes decisions involving competing goals, objectives and alternatives. Prioritizes tasks and redirects work effort in response to changes in priorities.

  • Identifies and analyzes situations and/or issues, considers options, develops and decides on solutions, recommends and/or implements and monitors appropriate solutions.

  • Acts in a candid and straightforward manner with others, honors his/her commitments and respects the confidentiality and needs of others.

  • Establishes a systematic course of action for self and others to ensure accomplishment of specific objectives. Balances the needs and interests of various stakeholders and the broader organization. Determines priorities and allocates time and resources effectively. Recognizes when there is enough data for a decision and the risk of not having all possible information is tolerable.

  • Makes decisions, takes actions or makes commitments, after considering the available courses of action and the needs and values of others.

Technical Competencies:

  • Project Management Skills: demonstrates an ability to manage and track ongoing delivery of projects, work with MS Project, Sharepoint, MS Teams, Google Docs, and other similar tools; and able to present information on progress and status reports using effective language, and in a visually appealing and effective manner using PowerPoint and the Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Business and Data Analysis: demonstrates strong attention to detail with logical and analytical competency around business processes, data analysis using Root Cause Analysis, process/workflow, and dataflow analysis skills. Technical skills in PowerBI.

  • Strategic Planning Knowledge and Skills: Demonstrates an ability to perform strategic business planning including identifying existing and emerging issues of strategic importance, overseeing analysis, strategy communication and opportunity recognition. Skills in developing position papers using research and strategic thinking is required.

  • International Development: Strong knowledge and understanding of humanitarian industry (relief, development, and advocacy), including how INGOs operate in the global and local contexts. Understanding WV current ministry and operations is critical.

  • Finance and Funding Knowledge: Applies understanding of the broad financial basis of the organization, strategic resource allocation, and understanding funding model.

  • Biblical Scripture Knowledge: Demonstrates knowledge of biblical scripture by accurately applying biblical scripture in decisions, recommendations, and actions.

  • Business Know-How:Applies a broad-based understanding of key business fundamentals with knowledge of World Vision’s organization, strategic relationships, and the business/political environment. Uses a high-level understanding of finance, operations, marketing, information systems, and human resources to manage across departmental and functional lines. Evaluates and manages risks to the organization at all levels.

  • Performance Management: Demonstrates ability to design and implement performance management system, monitor leadership performance, report and document performance, and develop recommendation for strategy development and goals setting.

  • Written Communication: Expresses ideas, thoughts, and concepts clearly and effectively in writing, using correct and appropriate grammar, organization and structure.

  • English Language Proficiency: The ability to speak, understand and write fluently in English.

Preferred:

  • Expert at MS Office application suite including MS PowerPoint and Excel.

  • Expert at using MS Excel including Pivot Tables, VBA, and similar functions to acquire and run desktop data analysis; and proficient in using tools such as Visio to present workflows and data flow diagrams.

  • Confident working in PowerBI and other data analytic platforms.

  • Familiar with Big Data analytical tools, techniques, and methodologies to harvest, aggregate, normalize, and draw analytical insight.

Work Environment:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.