Senior Manager, Strategy Realization
*Preferred location: London, United Kingdom. Other locations within GMT +/- 5 hours to be determined by the home country of the successful candidate in a jurisdiction (country or US state) where is registered to operate.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The role of the Senior Manager is to support Advocacy & External Engagement (A&EE) global leadership in ensuring A&EE’s contribution to WV’s new global strategy, Our Promise 2030. This includes both the aspects of the strategy on which A&EE has a leading role and also A&EE’s input and collaboration on those aspects being led by other WV teams.
The Senior Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing a strong strategy realization plan, and managing all the associated aspects of monitoring and evaluation, budgeting, and operations. The other critical part of the position is ensuring effective integration between A&EE and internal partners and processes - as they relate to strategy realization. This will include providing expert contribution (on A&EE’s behalf) on issues such as M&E and process design and management.
Developing and implementing a strong strategy realization plan:
Plan in place that provides strong guidance and support for achievement of A&EE goals and strategy realization targets.
A&EE team well integrated and coordinated within itself.
Plan (and budget) monitored and early warnings and solutions provided where remedial action required.
Member of Advocacy and Justice for Children (A&JC) Management Team.
Ensuring effective integration between A&EE and internal partners and processes:
A&EE inputting to, and collaborating on, those aspects of global strategy being led by other WV teams.
Expert contribution provided on A&EE’s behalf to the above on issues such as M&E and process design and management.
A&EE contributing to, and represented in, all internal projects and processes that affect its success with regard to strategy realization.
A&EE inputting to, and integrating with, the annual Partnership Planning Cycle in a timely and strategic manner.
A&EE well-networked with all key planning, operations, integration and M&E counterparts around the Partnership.
Global Justice Network well informed and leveraged.
Designing and executing both existing and new monitoring and evaluation (M&E) approaches for the Partnership-wide advocacy and external engagement ministries:
A&EE contributing to, and represented in, SRO (Strategy Realization Office) M&E processes; and effective A&EE metrics in place in the SRO plan.
New M&E solutions and processes in place in support of the above.
Continued development and success of the advocacy Partnership Strategic Measures (PSMs).
Design and delivery of PSMs shared externally both with industry colleagues and in support of specific ministry and funding opportunities.
Acting as ‘Chief of Staff’ for A&EE:
Act as Finance lead for A&EE.
Act as P&C (People & Culture) lead for A&EE.
Act as Risk and Governance lead for A&EE.
Create and deliver A&EE input to all reporting processes.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Very strong technical skills in planning, operations, and M&E: able to take a lead role.
Excellent written and spoken English: able to write and present at level suitable for leadership audiences.
Very strong Excel skills and experience.
Experience in financial management (creation and management of budgets).
MBA (Master of Business Administration).
Understanding of organizational strategy.
Understanding of INGO sector.
Experience of working in complex, global organizations and virtual teams.
Ability and willingness to work flexible hours where necessary to accommodate any time differences between self and supervisor/other colleagues.
Working from home is optional in all cases, but may be necessary in those cases where no suitable office space is available locally.
Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.