Senior Analyst (Strategy Realisation & Innovation)
*Only World Vision internal applicants will be considered.
*Preferred locations: Manila, Costa Rica or Nairobi. Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within a jurisdiction (U.S. State or country) where WVI is registered to operate.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Our Promise 2030 creates an unprecedented opportunity for World Vision to reset expectations on performance and our ability to operate as a truly global organization. Increasingly we are encouraged to adopt an end-to-end view of our processes, systems and data in order to better understand operational dynamics, trends and portfolio management issues that we need to address in order to fully realize our strategy
The Strategy Realisation and Innovation (SRI) team, are looking for senior hybrid project managers / business analysts, critical thinkers and problem solvers with a passion for simplicity in the midst of complexity.
As a senior project manager / 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 2030. 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. You will be an expert in helping translate problems and solutions in terms of business benefits to be realised. 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
Project Management & Co-ordination:
Provide best in class Project Management skills working with other analysts and cross-functional teams assigned to solve complex problems that impede progress towards Our Promise.
Manage a series of projects and assignments as agreed with the SRI senior leadership.
Work with SRI team members and subject matter experts across the Partnership to understand issues and work towards solutions.
Support senior leadership decision-making, identifying key issues that need resolution, and presenting information in a way that eases understanding and encourages dialogue around the business benefits to be realised.
Develop effective communications and project management content that summarises progress and RAID documents for senior leadership and stakeholders.
Develop continual monitoring and reporting of progress against Key Performance Indicators and state the ‘Path-to-Green’.
Engage and be effective in working with federated resources in drawing out the salient and relevant project information; and being able to join the information to provide a holistic and balanced view of project progress and priority issues to be addressed
Provide strategic advice to key stakeholders developing materials, recommendations and guidance documents as required.
Collaboratively engage and unite WV internal stakeholders to implement successful transformational solutions.
Model new behaviours in agility, flexibility and service excellence.
Problem Diagnosis and Business/Data Analysis:
Engage with Partnership and external datasets to develop new insights that will guide World Vision’s work.
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.
Working with functional leaders and subject matter experts identify opportunities to streamline business processes and simplify operations.
Provide direct support to strategic initiatives and finance staff as they develop accurate planning and funding forecasts.
Collaboratively engage and unite WV internal stakeholders in the development of successful transformational solutions.
Identify and measure business process Key Performance Indicators – in terms of business and process benefits – that drive performance and ensure continual improvement over time.
Work with best-in-class analysis tools to be efficient and effective at drawing out insights that are useful for decision making.
Strategy Competency Development:
Build credibility as a subject matter expert for WV’s approach to strategy development.
Maintain a working knowledge of key aspect of Field Office & Support Office strategies and tsactical approaches where deployed.
Support continual improvement of strategy tools and training resources.
Work with subject matter experts and functional leads to identify appropriate Key Performance Indicators that drive performance and ensure continual improvement over time.
Support ongoing efforts to strengthen strategy across all WV entities – tracking progress towards critical performance metrics and escalating areas of misalignment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & 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 project management of business and technical change implementation.
5 years experience in detailed business and data analysis.
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.
Project Management skills: demonstrates an ability to manage and track ongoing delivery of projects, develop and maintain RAID logs, work with MS Project, Sharepoint, Microsoft Teams, Google Docs, Basecamp, 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, Microsoft Azure.
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.
Expert at MS Office application suite including Microsoft PowerPoint and MS Project.
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.
Formal qualification in project management or data analytics.
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.