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Finance & Support Services Director

Finance & Support Services Director,

World Vision

The Finance & Support Services Director role provides leadership, oversight and management of finance and support services functions.

The Position:

The position is part of the Senior Leadership Team and is responsible for grants management, financial accounting and stewardship, budget planning and management. The position also provides strategic leadership to ICT and Administration functions.

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration, or a related field.

  • At least 10 years of progressive experience in grants and financial management and accounting in a large international NGO. Five of those years must be at Director or equivalent level position.

  • Experience and comfort working in, and travelling to regions experiencing active conflict.

  • International working experience managing a diversified team at Finance Director Level.

  • Professional Accounting qualification like CIMA, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent people management skills.

  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural, multi-religious environment.

  • Ability and comfort travelling 40% to 60% of the time and living in basic shared accommodation in regions experiencing active conflict.

If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send your application and detailed CV to reach us on or before Friday 9th October 2020.

For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: www.wvi.org.

Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

World Vision adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Project Director, DPRK

Preferred position location: Bangkok, Thailand. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate within Asia where WV is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Project Director will lead, direct, develop and manage all aspects of World Vision’s projects in DPRK, ensuring ministry impact of the highest, cost effective quality and accountability according to the relevant policies, protocols and standards of World Vision. The Project Director will:

  • Provide strategy and leadership to the WV DPRK team.

  • Provide strong operational management of all aspects of WV DPRK.

  • Develop strong ministry objectives where communities, Government agencies and donors/supporters are able to directly contribute to the achievement of child well-being outcomes.

  • Actively engage in and support funding acquisition

  • Carry out engagement activities with partners and other stakeholders.

  • Provide leadership to financial management including having low administrative cost.

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant laws, standards and requirements, including local country requirements.

  • Be a role model of being a servant leader - living and leading following Christian principles.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy and Leadership:

  • Provide leadership to ensure implementation is efficient and effective and meets the goals and objectives of the World Vision, donors and stakeholders.

  • Provide motivation, support and performance-based leadership that builds effective team to achieve the complex scope of World Vision’s ministry and ensure accountability through appropriate performance management; responsible for as hiring & dismissal of DPRK staff in accordance to WV policies.

  • Plan for and implement DPRK strategy and business plan.

  • Ensure that productive and effective relationships are maintained with Regional Office, Partnership Office, Support Office and donors.

Operational Management:

  • Develop annual operating program plans and budgets for to ensure they are in accordance with the DPRK strategy, and World Vision International’s Core Documents, policies, protocols and strategic imperatives.

  • Ensure relevant, timely and accurate flow of management and operational reports to meet reporting standards of the support and donor partners.

  • Strengthen evidence-based programming, and enable operations staff to use evidence for improved decision making.

  • Ensure the sectoral integration and implementation of advocacy work with key partners and donors to positively influence child well-being.

  • Ensure DPRK risk mitigation plan, safety & security requirements are developed and in place, including setting standards, performance requirements, monitoring security status, and responding to security incidents when escalated.

Ministry Objectives:

  • Ensure all programs are designed and integrated so that a true holistic approach to transformational development is found in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the work.

  • Define a clear landscape view of the needs of communities in DPRK, identifying need at community, area and country levels particularly MVC to enable the story to be told to donors/supporters.

  • Ensure WV programs are responsive to natural and other disasters to meet urgent humanitarian needs of vulnerable children and communities.

Funding Acquisition:

  • Take the leadership for identifying potential funding opportunities for the integrated program.

  • Work with support offices and other donor/stakeholders to identify opportunities for acquiring grants/private funds and secure funding.

  • Ensure the financial sustainability of World Vision ministry in DPRK through a proactive approach to funding acquisition and marketing.

Public Engagement:

  • Executive and strategic level engagement within the partnership and donors.

  • Cultivate and build solid government relations representing DPRK to key partner agencies, UN agencies, local and international non-government organizations, churches, media, donors and community leaders.

Financial Management:

  • Overall oversight to DPRK budget.

  • Exercise good stewardship over all resources by maintaining financial control, procedures and records, according to accountability standards required by World Vision International.

  • Ensure the management and regular, systematic review of all budgets, project funding, expenditures and accomplishment of ministry objectives and ensure all programs and projects remain with budget.

  • Oversee compliance with all relevant sections of the Field Financial Manual including proper accounting systems and practices.

  • Ensure Supply Chain Management principles and procedures are followed to reduce risk and possibility of implementing ProVison.

Compliance:

  • Ensure the office complies with both WV and all local legal requirements and standards.

  • Ensure and oversee proper mechanisms for Adult safety and Child Protection (Safeguarding) and other WVI Standards and Principles implementation.

Christian Leadership:

  • Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, maturity and integrity as an example to staff and to commend World Vision to the public.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Degree in international development, business administration, social science, management or related discipline, preferably at Masters level.

  • Minimum 8 years of international development experience including work in a developing country, preferably in project coordination / management.

  • Significant experience in government relations with proven diplomatic skills.

  • As a professional, you will be a strong team leader/worker, able to work with colleagues to achieve shared objectives, but also able to work independently using your own initiative.

  • Knowledge of humanitarian and development donor processes and requirements, with experience of proposal writing. Must be able to represent WV to these donors in a manner that is highly professional in person and in writing.

  • Possess the skills required to manage projects effectively & efficiently, as well as, engage in creative thinking and complex problem solving.

  • Experience with working in highly sensitive political contexts and capable of working with high level political leaders.

  • Strong financial management in budgeting and reporting, with knowledge of design requirements and regulations of major institutional donors.

  • Ability to manage risk at all levels (e.g. human security, financial, operational). Flexibility to adapt to changing demands and the ability to work under pressure are essential.

  • Strong Christian commitment, spiritual maturity and discernment evidenced by life and character including active and regular fellowship with other Christians.

  • Language Requirements: English fluency, some Korean preferred.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • 15-20% international travel.

Finance & Support Services Director, WV South Sudan

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

Provide overall leadership, oversight and management support functions (Finance, Administration, Fleet and ICT) in the National Office (NO) and all aspects of NO country financial risks. This position is seen as a strategic partner, member of the Senior Leadership Team of the NO, with a focus on ensuring accountability, stewardship, coordinating planning and budgeting processes. Deliver accurate financial data, analysis and advisory, as well as developing financial strategy that best serves the NO strategic and program objectives. Responsible for staff capacity strengthening, development and implementation of good internal controls, risk management, and utilization and safeguarding of assets according to WV approved policies and procedures.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide strong and positive leadership to the finance department ensuring competent and motivated staff are hired and retained, providing efficient delivery of services.

  • Coordinate professional and personal development of finance staff through adequate orientation, on-the-job coaching, identification of learning, training needs and opportunities (e.g. in accounting, SunSystems, grant management, risk management, leadership, etc.)

  • Model Christ-centered servant leadership.

  • Develop strong networks internally (other NOs, SOs and partnership entities) and externally (other NGOs, banking entities, communities, etc.) through effective communication and relationships.

  • Promote shared resource networks within the region, and the partnership.

  • Adhere to WVI key policy documents – mission, core values, and covenant of partnership.

  • Ensure partnership finance policies and procedures are understood by Senior Management, Operations/Technical staff as appropriate.

  • Manage country's financial risk exposure and avoid significant finance audit risk ratings, both at the NO and project levels.

  • Provide cost analysis, promoting benchmarks and making recommendations for determining effective resource utilization at all levels.

  • Coordinate adequate preparation for GC and external audits: Manage Financial Risk; Implement anti-corruption and fraud strategies.

  • Wise stewardship& safe guarding of org. & donor resources.

  • Production of accurate Financial reports.

ICT Security and Integrity:

  • Improve IT infrastructure and provide quality service.

  • Ensure office disaster preparedness and policies updated to include new technologies, trends and threats.

  • Ensure improved office/programs connectivity for business operational support.

  • Facilitate and ensure preparation of and adherence to computer usage policies.

Administration & Fleet:

  • Ensure that WV staff and assets are secured, safe and well maintained; oversee logistics coordination.

  • Incident management.

  • Make sure that WV provides quality hospitality services to staff and visitors.

  • Transportation/Logistics: Responsible for vehicle procurement, management and maintenance.

Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in finance position with medium business/medium NGO/government agency.

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in finance management position (Fragile context experience will be an Advantage).

  • Successful completion of Hostile Environment & Awareness Training (HEAT) for the successful candidate -clearing him/her to work in South Sudan.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration, or a related field.

  • Masters Degree in Finance/Accounting/Auditing/Economics preferred.

  • ACCA, CIMA, CPA certification or equivalent preferred.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Solid knowledge of accounting principles, financial systems, budget/cash flow monitoring and internal accounting controls.

  • Ability to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment. Being able to manage working under pressure.

  • Must be able to lead and manage team in a complex environment.

  • Good working knowledge of computerized accounting systems, preferable Sun Systems & Vision. Must be computer literate in Microsoft Office programs.

  • Knowledge of key government & Multilateral grant regulations and financial reporting requirements preferred. (USAID,DFID,EU,GAC and UN Agencies).

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English, knowledge of Arabic a plus.

  • Good oral/written and interpersonal skills.

  • Able to work on a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.

  • Fit to work in a fragile context.

Operations Director, WV Jerusalem West Bank Gaza

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Operations Director provides overall leadership to the Operations team in World Vision Jerusalem West Bank Gaza (WV JWG). As a senior leader in WV JWG, the Operations Director is responsible to foster an enabling environment to ensure the successful implementation of on-time, efficient, effective, quality programmes that enable WV JWG to achieve World Vision’s strategic objectives, WV JWG’s national office strategy, and the well-being of children in the occupied Palestinian territories. The role includes overseeing the implementation of the private and public programme portfolio, including leadership development and staff care of a large team composed of zonal and technical staff, as well as associated systems, security procedures, risk management, safeguarding, and compliance. The role includes a high level of internal and external engagement and coordination across departments within WV JWG and with government and civil society partners.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Ensure Operational Efficiency and Effectiveness:

  • Oversight: Provide strategic and operational oversight of the programme portfolio, ensuring mechanisms and tools are in place for effective/accountable implementation of projects (end on time, on target, and within budget) across all funding types (i.e., sponsorship-funded area programmes, government grants, and other private funding).

  • Implementation: Develop a culture of excellence with regards to the planning and implementation of projects, including periodic and targeted reviews of challenging projects to ensure completion and optimum expenditure rates.

  • Coordination: Spearhead coordination between teams with Operations (such as zones, technical leads. and sponsorship) as well as with other departments (such as Evaluation, Learning & Accountability (ELA), Supply Chain and Finance) to promote information sharing, joint planning, and problem solving.

  • Leadership: Develop and communicate National Office systems, guidelines, and strategic initiatives.

  • Quality and Rigor: Ensure effective support mechanisms are in place to facilitate quality programmes with technical rigor in child protection, early childhood development, education in emergencies, and youth resilience in accordance with World Vision’s project models.

  • Inclusion & Vulnerability: Ensure effective support mechanisms are in place to enable programmes to identify, include, and benefit the most vulnerable children, and report their impact on these children.

  • Partners: Manage the implementation of consortiums in coordination with National Director.

  • Empowerment: Foster a culture of trust and mutual respect with the aim of empowering staff to take on more responsibility and to grow field staff’s contribution to addressing challenging context issues.

  • Resourcing: Ensure programs have the necessary resources and competencies to live out WV’s Christian faith with boldness and humility through programme choices and through clear, appropriate communication with external stakeholders.

Foster Operational and Programmatic Planning, Reporting and Technical Quality:

  • Planning: Ensure there are clear annual operation plans for all area programmes and operations based on WV JWG’s strategy and operational plan. Facilitate and be accountable for the execution and monitoring of strategies and annual operation plans in alignment with all World Vision and governmental requirements.

  • AP Lifecycles: Provide leadership and support to Operations staff in planning for and developing area programmes (APs) according to their lifecycle, which includes new areas, including area selection and needs assessment, development of project designs, writing and submission of concept papers and project proposals, as well as managing transitions and closures with AP steering committees.

  • Learning & Accountability: Ensure all programs comply with World Vision’s Learning with Accountability & Planning (LEAP) standards. Activities to support this include procuring human resources, funding, training, and one-on-one coaching to ensure strong compliance and best practice.

  • Technical Excellence: Ensure Operations provides technical excellence across all programmes by ensuring clear roles and responsibilities as well as collaboration and constructive behavior between zonal staff, sponsorship staff, and technical leads.

  • Technical Roles & Responsibilities: Ensure roles and responsibilities for technical planning, accountability and rigor are clear across zonal staff and technical leads, and in alignment with theory of change based programming and World Vision’s project models as well as responsive to evidence.

  • Sponsorship: Ensure all sponsorship programming complies to and achieves World Vision’s standards. Support sponsorship teams in national and AP offices to ensure WV partnership sponsor relations service standards are met. Support and monitor the deployment and decentralization of new Sponsorship information management systems, the continued learning and sharing of good practice, constructive and close relationships between Sponsorship and other aspects of AP operations.

  • Integration and Community Engagement: Champion integration across technical areas as well as transformational development through WV JWG’s hybrid programme approach, which guides community engagement in the unique context of the occupied Palestinian territories and its protracted crisis.

  • Adaptive Management: Develop and implement effective systems for strategic and adaptive management, ensuring operational plans are in place and programs are able to make necessary adjustments to plans and budgets during implementation, in the interest of continuous improvement.

  • Sustainability: Ensure program plans include clear strategies to strengthen the sustainability of outcomes.

  • Reporting: Ensure all reports are high quality, developed in coordination with ELA, and submitted on time to donors and support offices through relevant systems.

  • Humanitarian Standards: Champion key humanitarian standards and sector standards in the National Office and at the field level.

  • Strategy & Context: With the other members of the Leadership Team and the Impact & Results Team, provide leadership in strategy formulation, and align WV JWG’s national strategy to local context and local development realities.

  • Safeguarding: Ensure Safeguarding standards are championed and upheld throughout the organisation.

Support External Engagement:

  • Ensure Operations serves critical roles in WV JWG’s overall external engagement plan, including ensuring that technical leads represent WV in clusters and to government ministries, report back key information, use evidence in their representation, and use targeted messages in alignment with the external engagement plan.

  • Ensure technical leads contribute to the development of high quality proposal in coordination with Grants Acquisition & Compliance as well as review key communications pieces (such as print and social media) to ensure technical accuracy.

  • Strengthen awareness of WV JWG’s Program both within and outside of the WV Partnership.

  • Develop strategic networks enabling World Vision to leverage a collective voice in favour of children and families, communities, and partners.

  • Ensure representation of WV’s strategic pillars with government and partners.

  • Foster a spirit of engagement with other agencies to promote better coordination, joint action, and partnership.

Foster Risk and Compliance Culture:

  • Support the National Director by serving in a lead role for business continuity through an integrated risk management approach, including security, financial, operational and reputation risks by developing contingency plans and scenarios.

  • Ensure all organisational policies, procedures, and compliance regulations are in place, understood, and followed.

  • Ensure awareness of donor and Support Office requirements, including the timely preparation and submission of quality narrative and financial reports.

  • Ensure that audit reports are responded to and recommendations implemented within approved / agreed timeframes.

  • Lead the identification and resolution of challenges that impact audit compliance and/or contribute to risk.

  • Cultivate an atmosphere of good stewardship, accountable ministry, and diligent compliance with internal and donor-imposed processes.

  • Cultivate an atmosphere of trust for the creation and delivery of high quality, effective, and accountable programming with healthy burn rates.

People Management and Capacity Building:

  • Promote high team morale, especially within highly stressful fragile contexts and environments.

  • Ensure quality staff are attracted, retained, and developed to effectively work within a fragile context.

  • Ensure there are clear and deliberate retention plans specific to individual staff members and succession plans in place.

  • Effectively line manage and coach Zonal and Project Managers, ensuring a shared vision, teamwork, effective communication, and active engagement in decision making and management approaches, as well as ensuring staff care measures are in place and followed.

  • Champion performance management mechanisms, ensuring full participation and quality results to promote staff engagement and a culture of excellence.

  • Promote Operations as ‘One Team’.

  • Visit AP projects, communities and operations area offices and teams for the purposes of: regular interaction with children, women and men within families and communities that are the primary stakeholders of WV’s transformational development ministry as well as morale and understanding of progress.

  • Ensure capacity is built among Community Engagement and Social Change (CESC) staff and with community monitors for effective transformation and response to varying levels of fragility across the West Bank.

  • Promote WV Christian identity and values in working environment and lead by example.

  • Lead or participate in spiritual sessions of prayer and biblical reflection with staff.

  • Be committed to actively working and living in accordance with WV’s Mission, Values and Christian beliefs.

  • Cultivate an atmosphere of staff empowerment and motivation leading to active participation in programme initiatives, lead by example, and actively engage with all staff.

Ensure Safe and Secure Working Environment:

  • Ensure security and risk mitigation measures are in place and in use in coordination with WV JWG’s Security Lead.

  • Ensure adherence to Core Security Requirements among Operations and in the zones.

  • Ensure that staff have the necessary tools to complete the tasks as assigned to them, including, but not limited to, communications tools such as telephones, radios, and internet access.

  • Lead the timely implementation of security recommendations.

  • Promote a culture of security awareness and risk reduction amongst staff.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Advanced degree in Developmental Studies, Public Policy, International Relations, Business Management, or any relevant Social Sciences and/or 8+ years of experience in a combination of emergency response, development programming, and/or fragile contexts.

  • Experience in development programmes with a clear contribution to ensuring technical rigor. Experience with sponsorship programming preferred. **Please note, while the context holds much complexity and carries significant risk, World Vision’s program is substantially a ‘hybrid one’ with a focus on development in a fragile context and nexus programming rather than primarily emergency response or disaster management. Development principles and knowledge of addressing poverty is essential.

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive management experience in complex/protracted environments with at least sub-national fragility.

  • Proven ability to manage a large and diverse programme portfolio with multiple donors.

  • Familiarity with EU, USAID/OFDA, UNICEF and other grant compliance and procedures.

  • Capacity to provide solid leadership within fragile and/or complex contexts.

  • Ability to be agile and possesses strong decision-making skills.

  • Possesses strong problem-solving skills and is a proactive problem solver who is able to unravel and solve multiple complex challenges in an agile and efficient manner.

  • Must possess knowledge of humanitarian industry, including Sphere standards, HAP, NGO Code of Conduct, and Humanitarian Charter.

  • Must possess experience in staff security, safety management, and staff care within a complex, insecure, and fragile environment.

  • Must have experience in programme design, monitoring, and evaluation in complex contexts.

  • Proven financial, logistical, and procurement management skills.

  • Strong ability to work with various partners, local authorities, local organisations, and NGOs to develop and maintain positive external relationships.

  • High emotional intelligence and rooted in Christian values.

  • Very strong organizational, management and negotiation skills.

  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills.

  • Must possess sound people management skills and effective cross-cultural / pluralistic context capabilities.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with computer proficiency.

  • Must adhere to pre-determined security standards.

  • Ensures gender perspective in the scope of work.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Director, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Director, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis – Global Centre leads a team that is responsible for the financial aspects of financial planning, reporting and analysis for the WVI Global Centre. This is a critical role that supports the Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis and works closely with the Chief Financial Officer to ensure the budgeting processes, reporting and analysis for the Global Centre is timely, accurate and supports strategic conversations regarding resource allocation in line with Our Promise.

To achieve this, the position is responsible for:

  • Leading the team.

  • Overseeing timely and accurate financial reporting and analysis to the Chief Financial Officer, the Executive Leadership Team, senior leaders and managers in the Global Centre.

  • Building strategic reporting and analysis capability that facilitates strategic resource allocation decisions of the Global Centre allowing leaders to invest in activities to deliver of Our Promise.

  • Driving a customer focused culture, ensuring staff develop a deep understanding of the business units of the Global Centre from the perspective of Executive Leadership and Partnership Leaders, and cost centre managers.

  • Leading and oversee projects to continuously improve reporting and analytics by utilizing new technology capability and working with the Director, Data, Systems and Services to drive new capabilities.

  • Working closely with peers to understand the end-to-end Support Office/Global Centre/Field Office financial eco-system and ensuring budgeting, financial reporting and analysis is consistent and aligned.

  • Working closely with peers to ensure financial systems and processes are seamless from a customer perspective.

  • Advising on issues related to partnership budgeting, reporting, compliance, internal controls, liquidity, and systems.

  • Initiating and participating in global and departmental initiatives.

  • Being a thought leader on broader Partnership financial management.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Partner with the business to leverage accurate, timely and insightful reporting and analysis and achieve business outcomes.

Design and continuously improve a reporting framework for the Global Centre to ensure reports are streamlined, timely, clear, provide actionable insights, inform decision making and meet customer needs.

This involves:

  • Thinking forward and pre-empting and identifying key decision and reporting needs of stakeholders in future years (possibly before they even ask), driven primarily from the vision articulated in Our Promise and from deep knowledge of stakeholders.

  • Identifying appropriate sources of data that need to be captured and design solutions for capturing data in systems, utilizing systems thinking skills, technology developments, internal controls and quality control.

  • Be the business owner for the Finance systems projects designed and implemented as a result of needing to capture the new data, engaging stakeholders and driving the Finance Data, Systems and Services team and IT to deliver an appropriate technological solution.

  • Design and oversee the implementation of new reporting and analysis that can be created as a result of the new data available.

  • Review the existing reports and analysis to identify their appropriateness of need for update and rebuild as a result of the new data and technology available.

  • Seek feedback from customers and iterate reporting and analysis to be fit for purpose.

  • Oversee the production of regular reports and analysis to stakeholders (monthly, quarterly, annually, key meetings) to ensure decision makers are empowered with accurate and timely information to support their activities, including cost centre reporting.

  • Be a trusted advisor to the Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis and Chief Financial Officer, ensuring they have appropriate information and insights for decision making.

  • Manage a team of trusted Finance Business Partners to work closely with Executive Leaders, Partnership Leaders and cost centre managers on business cases and other financial analysis to support their decisions.

  • Ensure integration and alignment with the activities of peers to build a seamless customer experience.

Lead the Global Centre annual cycle from planning through to year end.

Collaborate with peers to ensure alignment and integration of processes and activity of the annual financial cycle from planning to year-end close, in particular:

  • Lead the Global Centre annual and multi-year planning and budgeting process, by:

  • Designing the process for the upcoming fiscal year, ensuring alignment with all aspects of the global planning process;

  • Leading the preparation of financial information for the Chief Financial Officer as they facilitate high-level resource negotiations and planning parameters with the Executive Leadership Team at the start of the process;

  • Overseeing the production of tools, templates and communications to execute the process;

  • Leading the execution of the process across all Global Centre departments, supported by a team of Finance Business Partners and analysts;

  • Being an escalation point for issues identified by Finance Business Partners during the process and negotiating resource allocation with Executive Leaders, Partnership Leaders and cost centre managers to ensure compliance with approved budget parameters;

  • Preparing reports and analysis of the submitted budget for review and approval by the Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis and the Chief Financial Officer, identifying opportunities and issues for consideration;

  • Preparing Board pre-reads and presentations regarding the Global Centre budget for the WVI Stewardship Committee and WVI Board for their approval;

  • Ensuring stakeholders from across the Global Centre are appropriately engaged during and after the process and that decisions are clearly communicated;

Leading a post implementation review with stakeholders, identifying opportunities for improvement.

Lead the annual Chargeback setting process, by:

  • Designing the process for the upcoming fiscal planning period, ensuring that it connects appropriate to the timelines for the Field Office and Support Office planning processes.

  • Overseeing the production of tools, templates and communications to execute the process.

  • Convening the Chargeback Committee, delivering a process that has clear recommendations to the Chief Financial Officer for approval that are in line with principles.

  • Ensuring stakeholders from across the Partnership (including Field Offices and Support Offices) are appropriately engaged during and after the process and that decisions are clearly communicated.

  • Leading a post implementation review with stakeholders, identifying opportunities for improvement.

Lead the Global Centre forecast process throughout the fiscal year, by:

  • Designing the process.

  • Overseeing the production of tools, templates and communications to execute the process.

  • Executing the process at key points during the year through a team of Finance Business Partners and Financial Analysts.

  • Overseeing the review of business cases submitted by departments seeking redistribution of resources and negotiating resource allocation with Executive Leaders, Partnership Leaders and cost centre managers to ensure compliance with approved budget parameters.

  • Identifying opportunities for strategic realignment of resources to ensure key organizational priorities have appropriate resources for delivery and presenting this information to the Senor Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis and the Chief Financial Officer for consideration and approval.

  • Communicating outcomes of the process to stakeholders.

Lead a component of the Global Centre year-end processes, by:

  • Ensuring that costs are recorded in the appropriate period and cost centre.

  • Reviewing actual expenditure against budget and identifying issues and ensuring corrections prior to the general ledger close.

  • Negotiating carry forward of savings from the current year to the next fiscal year (with approval from the Chief Financial Officer).

  • Working with the Director of Corporate Accounting to ensure year-end adjustments are minimized through effective monitoring and identification of issues and corrections well prior to the end of the fiscal year.

Leadership and Management:

  • Management responsibilities, including cost centre management, people management and strategic planning for the team.

  • Oversee continuous improvement initiatives that will support the Group’s business plan and objectives.

Other duties as requested:

  • Perform other duties as requested by Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis, including, but not limited to, participation in organizational projects as a representative of GC Finance and the interests of the Global Centre and broader team leadership and management responsibilities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / Finance.

  • Extensive knowledge in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and audit and/or internal controls.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis and performance management in large, global organizations.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in managing teams, projects and performing finance functions in a corporation, financial institution or non-profit organization.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing financial best practices, work-flow, and procedures for a large global organization.

  • Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant or equivalent.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • MBA preferred.

  • Superior organization, prioritization, and self-motivation skills.

  • Strong computer skills and knowledge in MS Office Suite, SunSystems and PowerBI.

  • High level of working knowledge related to automated accounting / financial systems.

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills.

  • Excellent project management skills.

  • Ability to translate technical information into common language so that non-financial individuals can readily understand the information.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience leading large global team of financial analysts across multiple countries and regions.

  • Ability to translate or communicate complex finance and accounting principles into common language so that non-finance people or finance staff with very basic knowledge in finance can readily understand the information.

  • Experience working with senior leadership teams, with demonstrable ability to communicate and engage effectively.

  • Experience in developing and implementing process improvement initiatives.

  • Cost centre management.

  • Experience managing and developing people, including hiring, talent and succession planning and performance management.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Chief of Party, Rwanda

*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Chief of Party (CoP) will have overall responsibility for coordination of all WASH grant activities and staff for an upcoming USAID WASH program. S/he will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the program and will serve as the principal institutional liaison to the donor and local government entities. Please note that this position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

The CoP shall have a keen understanding of the unique political dynamics and work carefully and collaboratively to support the various entities in Rwanda.

S/he will manage a team of senior staff, sub-recipients, and engagement with stakeholders and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the WASH grant. The CoP is expected to have strong leadership qualities and depth and breadth of technical and management expertise.

S/he also provides strategic leadership and supervision of sub-grantees and sub-contractors while ensuring the security, feasibility, and sustainability of the program and contribution to Child wellbeing outcomes.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide vision and strategic technical leadership for the grant.

  • Manage proactive and responsive relationship with grant donor in close collaboration with World Vision National Office staff.

  • Direct and oversee grant implementation, ensuring that all strategic objectives are met through proper design, staffing, implementation and quality assurance.

  • Research new funding opportunities and develop and write funding proposals, if second phase of the grant or cost extension is planned.

  • Supervise a team of senior level international and national staff with skills across a diverse set of technical areas.

  • Ensure proper technical capacity of staff to manage complex donor-funded projects.

  • Lead grant staff and short-term consultants.

  • Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems.

  • Submit timely accurate and professional reports that meet donor requirements.

  • Manage grant/project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and Support Office staff.

  • Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocated as per assigned budget, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure low risk audits.

  • Liaise with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate.

  • Consistently look for more effective and efficient implementation methods and opportunities to increase impact.

  • Participate and conduct on-going lessons learned with key staff and partners/sub-grantees.

  • Liaise with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate.

  • Participate, lead NGO – donor forum to represent WV, the project, and seek cooperation for joint advocacy opportunities.

  • Escalate grant management issues early and openly; resolve grant management issues quickly and fully.

  • Provide spiritual leadership to the grant team. Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and daily devotional meetings.

  • Close cooperation with NO GAM lead for implementation of the GAM objectives as well as close collaboration within the NO GAM Unit on donor positioning, lessons learned, grant health and quality improvements.

  • Establish clear and frequent communication regarding program progress and oversight management with the donor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • An advanced degree (master’s or above) in international development, public administration public health, or water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) related field or equivalent qualifications in grant management and technical field in developing countries.

  • 10+ years of extensive international development experience managing large grant-funded projects.

  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership, effective organizational development, partnership-building, managerial, team-building, and communications skills.

  • Proven ability to coordinate with other key stakeholders such as governmental and non-governmental organizations in Rwanda.

  • Proven ability to manage of large integrated grant-funded projects in developing countries.

  • Familiarity with USAID programs, their history and their development; mastery of USAID regulations governing such programs.

  • Strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Experience of leading large and diverse teams.

  • Experience in leading and managing large grants in a complex environment.

  • Experience as a CoP or senior expert advisor required.

  • Experience in managing sub grants and contracts under grants for complex projects.

  • Fluency in English.

  • Professional licenses, as required in the field and by the donor.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Fluency in French highly desired.

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Be prepared to travel to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.

Director Grant Acquisition Management (GAM)-Hub

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate, within Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and/or Nicaragua, where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

To provide leadership in grant acquisition for the four World Vision National Offices in the Central America subregion: World Vision Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras y Nicaragua –, enhance capacity and positioning of WV for acquiring & managing bi & multi-lateral grants and private funds, build a high-impact grant portfolio, and meet donor and WV grant implementation and accountability standards.

This position’s core responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Plan, coordinate, oversee and implement the development of the sub-regional and individual NO GAM strategy and business plans.

  • Ensure the four NO GAM teams have the capacity and competencies to guarentee the successful implementation of GAM processes (including donor engagement, proposal development, GAM team resource allocation throughout the four NOs, tracking of GAM performance metrics, and strengthening the cross-functional relationships to improve the resource acquisition & grant management).

  • Provide strategic business intelligence to proactively identify new opportunities for Grant resources, in line with the strategic priorities of the NOs and subregion Likewise, provide a portfolio oversight that ensures both maximum impact as per the sub-regional strategy and quality and adherence to WV and donor requirements.

  • Ensure clear and direct periodical communication of the portafolio´s status to the four ND’s and their respective Senior Management Teams.

  • Modelling by example and in practice the WV´s identity, Missión, Vision, Core Values and Mindset and behaviours defined by the Partnership (see annex 1).

The position will report directly to the four WV National Directors, and matrix reporting to the Regional Resource Development (RDU) Director.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Grant Performance:

  • Grow WV NOs grant portfolio

  • Achieve WV NOs annual grant targets

  • Assure a portfolio overview for the four countries, applying mindsets and behaviours to act as one body.

Provide Leadership to WV GAM Hub:

  • Promote and develop strategic GAM plan and a common agenda for the Subregion , recognizing specificities of each country.

  • Ensure each NO´s team is staffed by qualified personnel.

  • Assess the GAM´s competencies in the National Offices to promote innovation cross functionality, agility and efficiency in the conformation of a high level stask forces for new resource acquisition for the subregion.

  • Lead/coordinate process to determine opportunity prioritization, human, and financial resource allocation.

  • Prepare monthly management reports for senior management.

  • Monitor and manage the Hub’s budget.

  • Hold and lead regular GAM Hub staff meetings.

  • Provide innovative management guidance for new resources opportunities (businesses, social products, and others).

Develop Grant Acquisition & Management Business Plans (GBPs):

  • WV (NOs) have up-to-date GBPs.

  • WV tracks progress against GBP & makes adjustments as needed.

  • WV has identified key partners & is member of key grant networks.

  • WV has an efficient grant proposal tracking system.

Lead Sub-Regional Donor Engagement:

  • Be main contact person for sub-regional donors & funding opportunities.

  • Assure proactive approach with potential donors, connecting with key staff in countries.

  • Support & accompany NO efforts in donor engagement where required or appropriate.

  • Provide leadership for sub-regional funding opportunities, assuring high quality project proposals.

Grant Management & Compliance:

  • Provide leardeship to maintain the proper communication and coordination among key areas within the NOs.

  • Ensure high grant management standards (reporting, procurement, visibility, transfer of assets, audit, etc.) are understood & applied by NOs.

  • Ensure all grant-funded projects comply with general & specific rules & regulations.

  • Coordinate with NOs to ensure regular monitoring visits to grant-funded projects.

  • Coordinate financial management compliance, oversight, & support with RGFM.

  • Mitigate and escalate grant implementation risks to senior leadership as necessary.

  • Ensure NOs are maintaining up-to-date grant financial and risk monitoring data.

  • Ensure NO staff are adequately trained in grant management & compliance.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Degree in development studies, economics, business administration, sociology, anthropology, international relations, or any other relevant field of social science.

  • Master´s Degree.

  • Development theory & practice.

  • ODA donor landscape & trends.

  • Networking, Partnership building & brokering.

  • Proposal development.

  • Budgeting & financial planning and administration.

  • English and Spanish profficiency.

  • 8-10 yrs grant acquisition & management.

  • Tracking and reporting to different stakeholders.

DIRECTOR DE OPERACIONES DE PROGRAMAS Y PROYECTOS

WORLD VISION NICARAGUA

DESCRIPCIÓN DE PUESTO

Título del puesto:

DIRECTOR DE OPERACIONES DE PROGRAMAS Y PROYECTOS

Área: OPERACIONES DE PROGRAMAS Y PROYECTOS

División: OPERACIONES DE PROGRAMAS Y PROYECTOS

PROPÓSITO DEL PUESTO

Liderar la implementación del modelo de Operaciones de World Vision en Nicaragua alineado a la Estrategia Global, tendencias locales, nacionales y regionales, consolidando a la organización como un socio preferencial en el país y la sub-región de Centroamérica, enfocado en la tierna Protección de la Niñez.

PRINCIPALES RESPONSABILIDADES

  1. Liderar la actualización e implementación del modelo de entrega de World Vision Nicaragua asegurando una contribución efectiva al bienestar de la niñez especialmente la más vulnerable.

    Actualización bianual del modelo de operaciones (modelo de entrega) de WV en base al análisis de costo-efectividad y de acuerdo a los lineamientos estratégicos institucionales y al contexto, subregional, nacional y territorial.

    Cumplimento de los estándares de patrocinio establecidos por la organización

    Garantizada implementación, monitoreo de proyectos, Grants y programas técnicos a nivel nacional.

    Desarrolladas propuestas de alta calidad bajo el enfoque de la estrategia GAM.

    Asegurada la buena mayordomía de recursos cash, en especie y servicios.

    Concretadas alianzas con socios estratégicos locales, nacionales y sub-regionales, que permitan apalancar el impacto en el bienestar y protección de la niñez.

    Garantizado seguimiento a hallazgos de auditorías

    Garantizado el desarrollo e implementación del plan de Emergencias, Advocacy y Organización Segura.

    Garantizada la respuesta a Emergencias.

    Garantizada el reportaje en tiempo y forma para la buena rendición de cuentas a la niñez y sus familias, donantes y otras partes interesadas en base a las evidencias

    Gestionada la integración de los proyectos y programas

  2. Liderar y gestionar estratégicamente las relaciones internas y externas con socios nacionales, regionales, globales, donantes, socios, mesas sectoriales, oficinas de apoyo, como parte del diálogo continuo, desarrollo organizacional y rendición de cuentas.

    Asegurada la rendición de cuentas en base a los indicadores establecidos

    Representar a la organización con socios, donantes, oficinas de apoyo y oficina internacional y espacios externos designados

    Garantizada la participación de cada programa técnico mesas técnicas, alianzas, grupos temáticos, de interés locales, nacionales y sub-regionales

    Generados espacios periódicos con contrapartes, socios, donantes para definición y monitoreo de agenda común

    Vinculado activamente en las comunidades de prácticas virtuales y presenciales a nivel local, nacional, sub-regional y Global de acuerdo a sus áreas de responsabilidad.

    Establecidas redes externas de apoyo a las operaciones en el país.

    Co-implementación de Estrategia de Relaciones con Iglesias en la programación, a nivel nacional y sub-regional.

  3. Impulsar acciones de cara a la sostenibilidad y evidencia de impacto.

    Generadas evidencias de impacto de los proyectos y programas

    Generada una cultura de documentación de Historias de cambio significativo

    Documentos aprendizajes en la implementación de programas y proyectos

    Generados espacios para compartir e intercambiar experiencias con otros socios interna y externamente Identificados posibles socios y donantes claves

    Elaboradas propuestas de gestión de recursos, proyectos e iniciativas

  4. Impulsar procesos de innovación y sucesión basada en el liderazgo transformacional y de servicio

Generados espacios para innovación, aprendizaje y desarrollo individual, de equipo y organizacional

Generados espacios para el desarrollo de liderazgo en los equipos

Implementados planes de sucesión

Implementados procesos de coaching que contemplen el fortalecimiento de habilidades técnicas y gerenciales, así como la promoción de valores éticos cristianos.

Gestionados los procesos de aprendizaje continuo en temas de interés para todo el personal operativo.

CONOCIMIENTOS, DESTREZAS Y HABILIDADES

Educación

  • Licenciatura en Ciencias Sociales, Ciencias Médica o Ingenierías.

  • Con uno o varias estudios de Maestría en: Programas y Proyectos Sociales/ Maestría en gerencia del desarrollo local/ Maestría en Gestión Programas y Proyectos/Políticas Sociales / Derechos Humanos / Derechos de la Niñez

  • Indispensable dominio del idioma inglés.

Conocimientos y habilidades

Visión Estratégica y de Futuro

Habilidades de Negociación

Capacidad de análisis y síntesis.

Habilidad para el asocio e influir en toma de decisiones que impacten de forma positiva a la Niñez.

Relaciones efectivas con diferentes públicos.

Capacidad de invocación

Capacidad de influencia y persuasión

Habilidad para gestionar el Ciclo de Programas y Proyectos

Orientación a Resultados y satisfacción del cliente

Cinco años de experiencia en cargos similares.

Dominio de paquetes computarizados en ambiente Windows y office.

Liderazgo de recursos humanos.

Experiencia en respuesta a emergencias

Experiencia en la elaboración de propuestas para agencias de desarrollo.

Pensamiento estratégico y holístico del sistema.

Planificación estratégica y operativa.

Formulación y evaluación de proyectos.

Capacidades Centrales

Capacidades de logro Lograr resultados y servicio de calidad.

Capacidades de pensamiento Liderar planificaciones a corto y largo plazo de forma efectiva.

Capacidades de autogestión Mantener equilibrio y efectividad en el trabajo/la vida.

Capacidades relacionales Desarrollar relaciones de colaboración.

COMPORTAMIENTOS DESEADOS

1. Unidad y confianza: Actuando como una organización global, confiando mutuamente para desempeñar nuestra parte, con responsabilidad mutua y dependencia conjunta de Dios.

2. Mayordomía Sabía: Respondiendo con un sesgo para la acción y un enfoque en impacto. Mejorando continuamente la eficiencia y efectividad con los recursos que nos han sido confiados, incluyendo el apoyo de la creación de Dios.

3. Mirando hacia afuera: Identificando y tomando oportunidades y amenazas, aprendiendo y respondiendo con agilidad e innovación en colaboración con otros.

4. Diciendo la verdad oportunamente con amor Buscando entender así como ser entendidos, nuestra conversación siempre está llena de gracia y autenticidad

Valores Centrales

1. Somos Cristianos Seguimos las enseñanzas de Jesús que nos llama a amar a nuestro prójimo, a cuidar de los niños y las niñas y a retar la injusticia.

2. Estamos comprometidos con los pobres

Estamos llamados a servir a las personas más necesitadas de la tierra, a aliviar su sufrimiento y a promover la transformación de su bienestar.

3. Somos sensibles Respondemos a la necesidad cuando y donde podemos. Nunca podremos descansar mientras los niños y las niñas sufren en situaciones que se pueden cambiar.

4. Valoramos a todas las personas

Creemos que cada persona fue creada igual y tiene derecho a libertad, justicia, paz y oportunidad. Celebramos la riqueza de la diversidad en la personalidad humana, la cultura y la contribución.

5. Somos buenos mayordomos

Cuidamos mucho los recursos que otros nos confían, ya sea que se trate de dinero, tiempo o fideicomiso y somos abiertos y transparentes en nuestros reportes.

6. Somos socios Trabajamos conjuntamente con todos aquellos que se preocupan, reconociendo que se debe lograr más por medio de la cooperación que por medio de la competencia.

RELACIONES LABORALES

Contactos internos

Dirección Nacional

Seguimiento a hallazgos y acciones de auditoría

Informar avances, retos y aprendizajes durante la implementación de proyectos y programas

Informar sobre avances en los planes de implementación con socios

Presentar proyectos, iniciativas de mejora continua, eficiencias e innovación

Decisiones de carácter nacional e impacto organizacional

Dirección de Administración y Finanzas.

Coordinar elaboración y ejecución de presupuestos de Programas y Proyectos

Monitorear la ejecución financiera del área y de los proyectos y programas

Gestionar la elaboración de nuevas propuestas, proyectos o Grants

Analizar costo-efectivdad de la implementación de programas y proyectos

Articular para identificación de eficiencias en las compras

Coordinar Apoyar la adecuada gestión de recursos complementarios al patrocino que apalanquen al ministerio.

Dirección de Sostenibilidad

Desarrollar propuestas de gestión de recursos, proyectos e iniciativas

Coordinar acciones para la incidencia en Políticas Publicas, Voluntariado, relacionamiento con la iglesia y diversos socios.

Coordinar para la generación de evidencias, monitoreo y gestión de conocimiento y aprendizaje

Coordinar para la elaboración de reportes y rendición de cuentas

Dirección de Gente y Cultura.

Coordinar los procesos de gestión humana para el personal del área y de los programas y proyectos

Articular procesos de gestión de cambio organizacional

Director de Incidencias estratégicas Sub-regional

Coordinar para el desarrollo de iniciativas subregionales

Presentar la información y avances del país en las iniciativas subregionales

Canalizar con las diferentes áreas de la organización para la participación y generación de propuestas en la iniciativa sub-regional

Contactos Externos

Mesas sectoriales: Fortalecer las herramientas técnicas sectoriales, desarrollar acciones conjuntas y generar conocimiento

Redes: Intercambiar experiencias, generar conocimiento y articular acciones, proyectos e iniciativas que complementen el trabajo con las familias y fortalezcan la sostenibilidad

Cooperación y donantes: Compartir evidencias de impacto y generar propuesta de valor para las familias, cooperación y organización

Iglesias: Intercambiar experiencias, generar conocimiento y articular acciones, proyectos e iniciativas que complementen el trabajo con las familias.

Alcaldías Municipales: Coordinar el inicio de nuevos programas y Proyectos así como su involucramiento en los proyectos comunitarios de cara al bienestar de la niñez

Empresa Privada: Compartir evidencias de impacto y generar propuesta de valor para las familias, empresa privada y organización

Otras ONGs: Intercambiar experiencias, generar conocimiento y articular acciones, proyectos e iniciativas que complementen el trabajo con las familias.

Organismos Gubernamentales: Establecer relaciones de cooperación en la implementación de los programas y proyectos a favor de la niñez.

Oficinas de Apoyo: Coordinar la implementación estratégica y operativa de Programas y Proyectos.

LIBERTAD PARA ACTUAR

Toma de decisiones

Decisiones autónomas

Establecimiento de Asocios para la implementación de Programas y Proyectos.

Proponer enfoques innovadores para la implementación.

Contratación y desvinculación de personal.

Aprobar planes de desarrollo de personal.

Decisiones coordinadas

Propuestas de nuevos proyectos e iniciativas

Análisis y aprobación de crecimiento y decrecimiento del RC.

Análisis y aprobación de: Diagnósticos, Diseños, Líneas Bases, Planes Operativos Anuales y Evaluaciones de PDAs y Proyectos.

Nuevos asocios nacionales y alianzas

Decisiones consultadas Análisis y pre-aprobación del territorio y los sectores de intervención.

Cambios en estructura organizacional

Responsabilidad presupuestaria

Alta: Responsable del presupuesto de varios Departamentos y/o a nivel nacional

Tipo de contrato: Indeterminado