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Grant Finance Manager

Grants Finance Manager

Purpose of the position:

Preparation and negotiation of proposals and annual budgets, financial reporting for management, donors and partners. Implementation and maintenance of accounting and financial internal control systems in line with WVI Finance Manual in order to ensure appropriate level of security. Facilitate external audit and review of all partners.

Provide frequent financial analysis across a portfolio of grants to support efficient resource allocation and effective and timely implementation of projects. Support operations in the development of agreements, systems and processes with members which support implementation in-line with donor and World Vision requirements.

Conduct financial management and risk assessment of sub-recipients, capacity building, budget negotiation and preparation as well as review and monitoring of their financial performance.

This is a key position in ensuring overall office risk associated with non-compliance to numerous donor regulation and World Vision policies and procedures is maintained at minimum level and give quality assurance of effective grants management.

With cross-border operation and risk associated with Partnering/Sub granting, this position will help mitigate any risks that the office is exposed to through this unique business model

Major Responsibilities:

  • Proposal Development and Donor/Stakeholders Management

  • Sub-recipient Management

  • Financial Reporting and Accountability

  • Risk Management

  • People Management and Development

  • Record Keeping and Management

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Educational level required: Degree in Accounting or Finance

  • Technical Training qualifications required: CPA (K) or Equivalent

  • Experience: 5 years or more experience in Grants Management with at least 2 years in a supervisory roles

  • Other: Donor/Grant accounting experience within Consortiums and/or complex grants is preferred.

Working Environment

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to countries in the region with active conflict.

  • Travel: 30% Domestic/international travel is required.

Chief of Party - FEED II, South Sudan

*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Chief of Party (CoP) will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and overall management for the DFATD funded Fortifying Equality and Economic Diversification (FEED II) Project, which focuses on improving food security in South Sudan. The CoP will oversee program implementation and financial management, including oversight and coordination of consortium members and staff. This position has principal responsibility for the representation of the project to the donor, WFP, Government of South Sudan representatives, and other key stakeholders. Other key areas of responsibilities include ensuring high quality implementation of project activities, financial management according to donor

requirements and international accounting standards, timely donor and other stakeholder reporting, and overall contribution to Child Well Being outcomes. The CoP will be accountable for delivering all project results and will be responsible for producing high quality project deliverables. S/he will maintain communication with the two sub-agreement partner agencies and oversee coordination of their technical activities within the project framework, work plan and budget. The COP reports to the Operations Director of World Vision South Sudan, with a dotted reporting line to World Vision Canada as consortium lead agency.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Grant Implementation:

  • Direct and oversee the implementation of the grant, ensuring that the project’s Ultimate, Intermediate and Immediate Outcomes are achieved.

  • Lead consortium members and stakeholders in participatory planning of project activity implementation, ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines.

  • Establish and maintain effective project management tools for World Vision and consortium partners for standardized implementation planning, quality assurance monitoring, programmatic and financial reporting, beneficiary accountability, risk management, evaluation, and internal communication.

  • Provide timely, high-quality and complete submission of work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports and any additional donor required reports.

  • Ensure grant management compliance for the project in alignment with donor and WV regulations.

  • Ensure strong communication and coordination with all team members as a means to effectively achieve program objectives.

  • Encourage transparency among and between consortium members to promote coordination and effectiveness.

  • Ensure effective liaison with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders, making use of an appropriate accountability framework.

  • Chair and facilitate project management committee meetings.

  • Design strategies, partnerships and interventions to ensure project activities and implementation strategies are gender, age and disability inclusive and in compliance with DFATD requirements.

  • Participate in World Vision senior management or leadership meetings as a representative of the FEED project.

  • Carry out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned, including administrative and planning functions.

Staff Supervision and Management:

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

  • Develop and maintain an adequate human resource plan consistent with WV policies, donor requirements and local laws and ensure proper technical and operational capacity of staff to manage and implement project initiatives.

  • Ensure competent and motivated staff are hired and retained.

  • Conduct periodic reviews of staff performance in line with WVs performance management system, ensuring opportunities for staff feedback.

  • Ensure proper technical capacity of staff is available by providing training and performance management to project staff.

Budget Management:

  • In collaboration with the Finance Manager, develop and rollout standardized budget management tools for spending planning and tracking monthly expenditure against budget actuals to monitor and ensure a burn rate appropriate to project timelines.

  • Manage grant budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and key management staff at World Vision Canada.

  • Ensure grant/project compliance whereby project expenditures are reasonable, allocable, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure compliant external audit.

  • Oversee supply and equipment procurement, acquisition, asset management and disposition, in compliance with WV internal and donor requirements.

  • Liaise with host government officials, local communities, farmers, partners and other organizations as appropriate.

Monitoring, Reporting, Documentation & Knowledge Management:

  • Establish and maintain effective project quality assurance mechanisms, including monitoring system for tracking of project progress against indicators, activities and key project milestones, reporting, evaluation, and communication systems.

  • In collaboration with the Quality Assurance Manager and WVC, identify a digital technology/online database for beneficiary tracking that is user friendly and tailored to South Sudan context.

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

  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures for monitoring, reporting, documentation and knowledge management, including establishment of standard tools and systems for documentation and information sharing of project progress, best practices, lessons learnt and success stories.

  • In collaboration with Quality Assurance Manager, oversee the baseline, mid-term and end line surveys and other project related assessment.

  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time.

Donor Relations:

  • Represent the FEED project and World Vision in engagement opportunities with DFATD, WFP, the Government of South Sudan, UN agencies, implementing and technical partners and other relevant stakeholders.

  • Represent World Vision at relevant meetings with the Government of South Sudan, DFATD, WFP, FSL, GBV and other relevant clusters counterparts to provide updates on project progress and communicate challenges of the program implementation.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Minimum Master's degree in social sciences, public health, management, business administration, international development or a related field related field or equivalent experience in grant management.

  • At least seven years of experience in program management and administration, monitoring and evaluation system design, financial management, award cooperative agreement compliance, sub award management including partners capacity building, and tracking project performance and costs.

  • Proven ability to manage complex consortia or partnership relationships including effective coordination with host country government

  • Strong experience in managing Food Security and Livelihood programs, Gender mainstreaming and GBV/women empowerment including nutrition in an emergency context or programs of similar scope and size.

  • At least five years of international experience in emergency relief or development project management in fragile or challenging contexts with responsibility of overseeing complex and large scale food security programs.

  • Experience adhering to the Red Cross and Red Crescent Code of Conduct, HAP-I Standard, ECB Good Enough Guide, Sphere Standard (Humanitarian Charter and Participation Standard), donor requirements and WV Humanitarian Accountability Framework.

  • Experience and skills in partnership building, especially with the donors, private sector, NGO and local community organizations.

  • Previous experience as COP or other similar roles is required.

  • Familiarity with Government of Canada grants regulations.

  • Fluency in English.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of DFATD priorities and international technical standards and current best practice in food security and women empowerment.

  • Demonstrated strong analytical, managerial, leadership, communications and interpersonal skills.

  • Proven ability in the management of large integrated programs.

  • Positive collaboration and facilitation skills; Leadership of large and diverse teams; Diplomacy.

  • Willingness to take up a position post and residence in a fragile context; Preference for candidates with previous work experience in South Sudan.

  • Commitment to WV Core Values and Mission Statement.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 40% of the time.

Data and Admin Officer

Position: Data and Admin Officer

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The Data and Admin Officer will be providing Admin, Logistics support to the Team in the Camp. Position will coordinate on daily basis with the procurement Department for the daily shipments received in the camp.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Admin and Logistics Support:

  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the Camp staff as may be required.

  • Ensure that all the Vehicles required for the Projects are available on timely basis.

  • Ensure PRFs/ Trip Requests are in place and signed and submitted on time

Procurement:

  • Take lead in consolidating procurement plans from the Project Team.

  • Ensure PRFs are in place and signed and submitted on time

  • Check procurement plans against budgets

  • Advise Field Coordinator on over expenditure on procured items beyond budget line items

  • Work closely with Procurement

  • Department/ Project staff in Main Office to ensure project items to be delivered timely.

Tracking and Reporting:

  • Tracking and reporting on all Deliveries from the suppliers.

  • Collect GRNs from the receivers in the Camp and submit them to the Procurement Department for the timely payment to the suppliers.

Asset and Inventory Records:

  • Ensure an up to date and accurate asset register of the project is in place.

  • Ensure staff are accountable and responsible for assets in their custody

  • Track damages and losses of assets and hold staff accountable to staff involved.

Permits for the Camp:

  • Preparing and applying for permits for goods delivery in the camp

Staff registers

  • Ensure staff registers are in place

  • Ensure staff submit their LDRs o Time and daily registers match their LDRs

Other duties

  • Collaborate with main office finance, Admin for follow-ups on all requisitions

  • Perform other duties/special projects assigned by the Filed Coordinator

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Very comfortable supporting project team

  • Be proactive and anticipate emgerncies.

  • Good written and oral communication skills

  • Conversant in English

  • Must have strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills with an attention to details.

  • Requires the ability to effectively present concepts to lay users in various settings and by various means (verbal and written).

  • Requires strong communication skills to interact with all levels of staff and management.

  • Must be able to work effectively with a diverse team.

  • Requires the ability to work under pressure and on multiple tasks.

  • 1-2 Years is desirable

Regional Advocacy & External Engagement Director, Asia Pacific

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within the Asia Pacific Region where WVI is registered to operate.

*No Relocation Assistance available.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Advocacy Director’s position will ensure that the regional sector programmes and National Offices can access adequate technical support in influencing policy formation that affects the well-being of children. The Regional Advocacy function will support the development of advocacy strategic guidance and integration of evidence based advocacy approaches into field programs that will strengthen WV’s voice to advocate issues concerning children at local, national and regional levels. The Regional Advocacy Director will engage with regional mechanism such as Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Open Government Partnership, the Coordinated Mekong Ministerial Initiative (COMMIT Process) and Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) and will ensure WV’s presence and contributions in the regional policy debates resulting in increase of World Vision’s profile as an authoritative voice for the Most Vulnerable Children (MVC) in Asia Pacific Region.

Provide strategic leadership and support in the development of an advocacy strategic guidance and implementation plan that is appropriate for the programmes and context of Asia Pacific region. Ensure the integration and delivery of advocacy services that is in alignment with WV regional and partnership strategy, Our Promise 2030; policies, standards and priorities, in order to achieve the well being of MVC in Asia Pacific Region. Serve as a champion and focal point for the Advocacy & External Engagement Line of Ministry through strategic leadership and active involvement with regional planning and will ensure program quality and effective external engagement and advocacy to promote change.

The Advocacy Director Asia Pacific will support Field Offices in successful delivery of advocacy project models, Sustainable Development Goals, WV’ flagship campaign “It Takes a World to end violence against children and social accountability. This will involve providing strategic input, support and direction to ensure campaign is integrated across all sectors and functional areas at the national level as well as ensuring campaign implementation meets quality standards defined by the Global Center.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership:

  • Advise and support the Regional Leader on advocacy and policy integration and in development of his plans to engage with regional bodies and policy forums focused on Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Ensure support and leadership to implement project models; such as the Child Protection Advocacy (CPA) Model, the Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) – A social accountability model with the high quality standards determined by the Global Centre.

  • Lead WV’s engagement with the regional bodies and regional civil society networks to influence national policy agenda related to child wellbeing objectives and child rights agenda.

  • Lead process of review and strengthening the application of advocacy models in disaster response.

  • Provide leadership to planning and coordination of the global campaign, “It Takes A World campaign”.

  • Enhance World Vision’s advocacy capacity and focus according to its mission, principle level choices and strategic imperatives.

  • Direct and facilitate effective policy and advocacy engagement with the Regional Programme Leaders, Technical Advisors and National Office (NO) Advocacy and External Engagement Directors to maximize strategy execution and Child Well Being (CWB) impact.

  • Maximise the regions strategic CWB and strategy impact results and accountability as it relates to policy and advocacy, developing an effective cross functional Regional Policy and Advocacy Leadership Team from the region and NOs with Primary Strategy Execution responsibilities.

  • Identify and lead regional strategic opportunities to influence regional government policies and structures to increase WV’s impact on CWB, child rights and reduces child vulnerability across the region.

  • Promote WV as a leader in CWB and child rights, by identifying key opportunities for strategic research, partnering with credible research institutions to maximize the regions CWB impact and provide a regional and global voice on CWB and child rights issues.

  • Coach, develop and manage a strong Policy and Advocacy Team, fostering a culture of learning, innovation and collaboration as well as, high performance, accountability and mutual support.

  • Guide organizational change, improvement and integration at a strategic and operational level across the region and NOs.

Strategy:

  • Ensure NO strategy alignment with WV regional and partnership strategies, policies, standards and priorities.

  • Provide leadership in overall strategy/plan development, management and execution on Advocacy and External Engagement and Child Protection for the region as well as National Offices.

  • Lead the development and implementation of an integrated operational plan for Advocacy function that is aligned with NOs Annual Business Plans and Regional Asia Pacific strategies. Specifically, contribute to the development of Annual Business Plans of the Regional Team Members and NOs Advocacy and Child Protection Teams.

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of advocacy and external engagement business plan in support of and in alignment with other regional and global strategies.

  • Lead regional engagement with global advocacy priorities in addressing Child Well Being Aims.

  • Collaborate with the other regional functions to ensure that World Vision’s advocacy commitment is adequately and appropriately integrated within all regional office functions and priorities.

  • Participate and contribute to development of regional strategy and global advocacy strategies, priorities and plans ensuring that the advocacy and policy priorities of Asia Pacific Region is integrated and prioritized.

  • Support the National Offices in developing effective advocacy strategies and plans appropriate to their context in alignment with the regional and global strategies and priorities.

  • Contribute to organizational wide communication and change management processes to support implementation of regional advocacy strategy as part of broader regional strategy and change management plan.

  • Working with Senior Director of Operations, Ministry Impact & Engagement, and Regional Leaders in Asia and Pacific Region to position World Vision in strategic engagements with strategic interagency partnerships to influence governments on implementation of key public policies effecting children.

Management:

  • Management of Advocacy and External Engagement Team Members including budget monitoring, performance management & review, and motivation/mentoring of the team members.

  • Oversight on all regional Advocacy projects ensuring alignment to global and regional strategy.

  • Approve project expenditures and contracts within approved budget and established Limit of Authority. Endorse to Senior Director Operations, - Ministry Impact & Engagement , Asia Pacific Asia Pacific, for approval of expenditures and contracts beyond the LOA of Advocacy Director.

  • Guide and support the development and/or contextualization of WV advocacy policies and procedures in the National Offices and Regional Office.

  • Motivate and lead the team ensuring open communication and integration.

  • Organize regular Advocacy staff team meetings.

  • Keep the Senior Director of Operations, Ministry Impact & Engagement informed of accomplishment, critical project issues and status.

  • Provide leadership in overall strategy development, management and execution on Advocacy and Justice for Children and Child Protection for the region as well as National Offices.

  • Partner and where appropriate lead key regional and interagency campaign and lobbying initiatives that will strengthen the regions impact on CWB, child rights and reduce child vulnerability.

  • Support effective organizational and businesses practices and foster a culture of learning and evidence base decision making especially as it relates to policy and advocacy.

  • Effectively coordinate with Public Engagement to ensure critical regional engagements are effectively managed to foster regional partnerships that maximize the success of the regions strategic initiatives and strategy achievements.

Operational/Technical Support:

  • Work closely with National Offices providing technical leadership support and critical guidance and input in the area of advocacy integration.

  • Contribute to development of global policies, guidelines and standards relating to advocacy, child protection, and provide leadership in contextualizing and mainstreaming them within the Asia Pacific region.

  • Support planning in higher capacity NOs for maintaining capacity levels that allow for sharing and deployment to other NOs (where strategic from a regional perspective).

  • Support planning in lower capacity NOs to strategically address capacity gaps (e.g. capacity building or outsourcing of tasks to internal or external consultants / TSOs) prioritizing NO's OCP and Programme Support Team (PST) processes.

  • Provide leadership in the development of advocacy policy positions related to WV’s advocacy priorities in the Asia Pacific Region. Contribute to the development of global policies, guidelines and standards.

  • Coordinate support to national offices required in HEA responses within the regions for advocacy integration. In close collaboration with the Regional Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs Director and Regional Leadership, provide operational support as needed to all CAT II and III disaster responses in the region.

  • Support national offices in resource acquisition for regional / multi country/ advocacy projects.

  • Support organizational capacity planning (OCP) process in National Offices in relation to advocacy ministry. Ensure a regional network (internal WV and external) is developed and maintained, with deployable capacity (TSOs) that is effectively managed through the GTRN.

  • Support the Regional Leadership and National Directors in identifying and prioritizing data collection to build an evidence base for all aspects of regional policy and advocacy performance and progress against strategy execution. This evidence should, in turn, be used to inform policy, advocacy and campaign management decisions.

Capacity Building:

  • Lead the development and implementation of an integrated competency development plan informed by regional advocacy priorities, strategy and capacity assessment.

  • Share / facilitate access to programming resources and an appropriate learning and support opportunities for national offices that may include, but not limited to, active involvement in training, engagement with TSOs, establishing institutional links, and identifying opportunities for staff exchange or mentoring.

  • Work closely with the members of the Ministry Impact & Engagement Team and other functions within the region promoting mutual learning, support and accountability.

Knowledge Management:

  • Lead the process of continuous learning related to advocacy and integration of advocacy with other lines of ministries and sectors and themes.

  • Encourage mutual learning between National Offices within the Asia Pacific region and with other regions by linking NOs advocacy leads within the Asia Pacific region to promote peer to peer learning.

  • Facilitate formation and coordination of regional advocacy network that promotes learning.

  • Lead scaling up of field evidence to influence regional policy discusions.

  • Oversee research and analysis where necessary to support areas of advocacy within the Asia Pacific Region.

  • Support Senior Policy Advisor in development of policy briefing and analysis related to CWB priorities advocacy issues.

Quality Assurance:

  • Support National Offices in ensuring adherence to policies, protocols and standards related to advocacy.

  • Support regional senior leadership in addressing alignment with the strategies, quality assurance and needs related to advocacy.

  • Provide feedback to NOs leadership regarding NOs capacity and strategy implementation.

Internal Liasion Coordination:

  • Work closely with the Regional Leader to see how the additional needs might be met and solicit for high level strategic input in enhancing child wellbeing outcomes within the Advocacy, Gender and CP Programmes.

  • Develop close relationships with National Office Directors and senior leadership to ensure that the work of the Advocacy, Child Protection Teams is connected and responds to the National Offices (NOs) needs.

  • Act as a strategic link and focal point for regional advocacy connecting National Offices, Support Offices and Global Center for mutual support.

  • Act as a focal point person for external and media engagement on child protection and ITAW Campaign which may require profiling and advocacy interventions in the Asia pacific Region.

  • Participate and actively contribute in the partnership forums, working Groups and networks related to advocacy as deemed necessary by regional leadership.

  • Collaborate with other regional lines of ministry, sectors and themes and other functions to ensure complementarities and effective integration within wider ministry of World Vision in the region.

External Relations:

  • Provide support to the senior leadership team, particularly the Regional Leaders and Senior Director Operations, in engaging external agencies in line with regional strategies and business plans.

  • Develop and maintain good external relations with key regional advocacy organizations and networks so as to ensure that World Vision is well positioned as a credible and influential actor in the region.

  • Work with coalitions at the regional level to help achieve advocacy objectives.

General:

  • Contribute and support Christian activities that enrich and develop mutual growth in Christ in a way that promotes holistic and integrated witness in our life and work and impacts the poor and vulnerable.

  • Lead and participate in devotions and chapel.

  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Senior Director Operations, Ministry Impact & Engagement, Asia Pacific.

  • Be available for other assignments as deemed necessary by the Programmes Director and Regional Leadership.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Advanced degree (e.g. Master’s degree in law, social science, politics, international development studies or other related professional degree), MBA or other relevant degree or experience.

  • In-depth understanding of key aspects of child right, advocacy and campaigns, demonstrable understanding of the essentials of transformational development and humanitarian programming.

  • Knowledge on Child Rights, regional bodies, CEDAW, etc.

  • Strong interpersonal, collaborative, negotiating, networking and organizational skills.

  • High level of awareness of global and regional socio-economic, political and environmental issues.

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in public advocacy at senior level.

  • Work experience in Asia Pacific countries.

  • Experience in Conflict Negotiation and Management.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Grant Acquisition Manager

Position: Grant (Resource) Acquisition Manager

Reporting to: Resource Acquisition Director

Location: National Office, Lusaka

Purpose of Position

To provide expertise and leadership in acquiring major grant and private non-sponsorship funding including Humanitarian Emergency Affairs (HEA), sustaining relations with diverse major donors, and building the capacity of sector/project staff in the areas of acquisition, proposal writing/design, and project start-up.

Major Responsibilities

Proposal Development

  • Identify and lead proposal development (including design facilitation) teams to pursue opportunities for funding, which are aligned with WVZL strategic priorities, in a professional and timely manner, and ensure they are administered well if successful.

  • Accountable for leadership on proposal development for proposals under $1M value, both grants and non-sponsorship.

Strategy, Planning, and Reporting

  • Support the development and monitor the implementation of the resource acquisition strategy and business plan, including reporting GAM metrics.

  • Co-lead the AP Needs Assessment process to develop integrated funding plans to advocate to SOs and potential donors.

Donor and Partner Relationships

  • Proactively build and maintain relationships with donors, partners, and WV Support Offices to identify new funding opportunities to meet funding gaps and/or growth in program/projects, which respond to needs in target communities.

  • Manage relationships with WV Support Offices focused on private non-sponsorship funding. Support relationships with local funders as needed.

Proposal to Project handover

  • Lead Project start-up workshops and ensure quality handover of proposal design and donor expectations/requirements to the project operations team once the proposal is funded.

Other

  • Show spiritual maturity, integrity and energetic personal sense calling, through attendance of daily devotions and other spiritual nurture programmes.

Professional Qualifications/Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • University Degree in a relevant discipline (International Relations, Development studies or any other related field with over 3 years work experience in Resource mobilization

  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in an international NGO

  • Minimum 3 years of writing proposals for bi-lateral or multi-lateral funding

  • Relevant experience in managing relation with donors and partners and understanding of key donor requirement (specifically USAID, EU, and DFID).

  • Experience working in a change management situation, preferably as an active participant in that change.

  • Work experience with other international organizations, large NGOs and/or governmental development agencies

  • Proven skills and experience in project management and programme development

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Participate in devotions and weekly Chapel services.

Perform other duties as required.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based with up to 15% time travel to the field and international trips as assigned

NOTE:

“World Vision Zambia is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from all forms of abuse and sexual exploitation. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks".

Program Officer, World Vision Sudan

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The position will lead in grant acquisition and management of a grant portfolio. Actively build donor relationship in support of acquisition. The job holder will lead program and proposal development and design for high-value, competitive, complex funding opportunities, in line with WVSudan strategy. S/he will help with the review monthly, quarterly and annual reports for submission to donors and Support Offices (SOs) ensuring quality compliance and donor satisfaction. The position will also support the creation and promotion of strategic alliances with donors, multilateral agencies, and other NGOs for purposes of resources mobilization.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Programming & Proposal Development (Grants’ Acquisition):

  • Work with operations and finance staff to develop concept papers and prepare proposals (including logical frameworks, draft budgets, budget narratives, and monitoring and evaluation plans) for USAID/FFP and other major government, private and multi-lateral donors, aligned to World Vision Sudan strategy and capacity.

  • Take a leading role on key bid elements including program design, strategic partnerships, presentation of evidence and demonstrated track record to ensure quality applications are submitted, with a high win rate.

  • With the support of PDQA Director/Manager- regularly apply learning, emerging innovations, and best practices from project evaluations, field visit reports, project reports to the RISING project (EFSP) and across the program, and from other NGOs and donors to new proposals.

  • Assist Program Development Manager and PDQA Director in identifying and defining funding sources from appropriate public donors to support existing and planned programming activities.

Grant Management & Compliance:

  • Support the RISING (EFSP) Project Manager and other programme/ project managers and coordinators provide timely, detailed and quality reports to Support Offices and donors.

  • Assist Program Managers to ensure they are compliant with donor regulations resulting in program quality. Where necessary, lead the revisions of original plans in close coordination with the Program Manager, SOs and external donors, based on sound impact analysis of proposed change.

  • Ensure programme success stories are shared with communications to enhance the visibility of programming.

  • Support monitoring and bring up implementation or compliance challenges with QA, Ops Managers, and donors.

External Engagement and competitive intelligence gathering:

  • Provide regular, positive, and productive communication with respective WVUS and other Support Offices, the field, and partners regarding the implementation of program activities.

  • Assist the Pragram Development Manager and PDQA Director to establish/ strengthen relationships/ linkages and networks with key resilience actors and leading NGOs to gather donor intelligence and build collaborative relationships.

  • Advise WV on potential fundraising opportunities arising from donor strategies.

  • Research, monitor, and utilize shifting donor strategy, funding, or regulatory information, and advise PDQA and Operations leadership of emerging trends that could positively or negatively affect the program.

  • Assist in preparation and signing of technical agreements with line ministries and other government agencies.

Field Support:

  • Plan and lead start-up workshop or process to ensure comprehensive hand-over of project to Project Manager and wider grant project teams.

  • Use meetings and other forums to engage with operations staff to gather emerging challenges, lessons learned, and innovations to apply to future proposals.

  • As required, support Operations in implementation challenges with hands-on capacity building and support in the field.

Knowledge Transfer/ Knowledge Management:

  • Support Programme managers/ Project coordinators in compiling quality reports

  • Share donor regulations with project managers to enable compliance with the specific donor requirements

  • Upload all project documents for the SPO’s respective portfolio (final proposal, budget, assessments, reports, grant agreements and PIA/MoUs etc) on the knowledge management database.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Master’s Degree in Development studies or related field

  • 5 years programming experience in a grant funded humanitarian or development program. Preferably with one or two previous assignments in a fragile context.

  • Training in humanitarian standards is desirable with specific training in donor requirements e.g. USAID (including FFP and OFDA), DFID, ECHO, and local funding streams from UN agencies.

  • Proven experience in networking with donors and partners to bring about funding opportunities.

  • Demonstrated ability to mobilize cross-functional proposal team (technical, ops, field, finance, M&E, Regional/HQ) with right staff at the right time to meet even the tightest deadlines. Can also effectively mobilize multi-partner proposal development teams.

  • Demonstrate ability to establish and cultivate strong, collaborative relationships.

  • Strong writing skills.

  • RISING Project Manager & other Project Managers.

  • FSL Cluster (National Level).

  • Leaders and subject matter experts from other NGOs and stakeholders in the humanitarian sector.

  • Technical leads and subject matter experts from within the World Vision partnership.

  • Program development staff from other agencies.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Strong negotiation skills.

  • Strong proposal writing skills.

  • Team player; the ability to mobilize and work as part of a diverse team to achieve the overall goal.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Field- based - accommodation is in team houses.

  • Travel: 30-40% travel within Sudan and other international destinations required.

  • On call: As required.

Chief of Party, Cambodia

Chief of Party, Cambodia

(Disclaimer: Successful applicant will be offered contingent to grant approval)

World Vision is an international Christian Humanitarian Organization working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation and seek justice. Our Cambodia Office is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the vacant position of:

Position: Chief of Party, Cambodia

(Disclaimer: Successful applicant will be offered contingent to grant approval)

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Salary & Benefit Package: International accompanied package available dependent on professional experience and qualifications

THE PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

World Vision is seeking a Chief of Party for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded Integrated Early Childhood Development (IECD) program in Cambodia. The proposed program may focus on promoting nurturing care for the most-vulnerable newborns and young children, starting before birth, through evidence-based integrated programming in early-childhood development to provide for children’s health, nutrition, safety and security, responsive caregiving for social and emotional well-being, and opportunities for early learning. Proposed activities may specifically address stunting through improving nutrition service delivery at health facilities and community, supporting nutrition sensitive agriculture, and promoting safe and secure environments to help children meet critical cognitive and physical developmental milestones. Project objectives may include improving cognitive skills of vulnerable and at-risk children, decreasing stunting rates for children under five, and increasing the number of vulnerable and at-risk children in caring and safe family environments. Particular attention will likely be given to supporting the early identification of children with disabilities. Chief of Party (CoP)/ Programme Director (PD) will have overall responsibility for coordination of all project activities and staff. 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.

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

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 grant. The CoP/PD 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.

This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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 grants team. Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and daily devotional meetings.

  • Serve as primary liaison to USAID local and national governmental authorities, local NGOs, community organizations, Facilitate learning of best practices on programs technical area and other donor organizations.

  • Provide vision and strategic technical leadership for the project.

  • Close cooperation with National Office GAM lead for implementation of the GAM objectives as well as close collaboration within the National Office 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.

REQUIREMENTS

  • A Master's degree in related field or equivalent qualifications in grant management and a technical field in developing countries.

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

  • Experience working in southeast Asia required; Experience working in Cambodia desired.

  • Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program requirements, preferably USAID and/or other funding agencies (Global Fund, UNICEF, WHO and other multilateral agencies); their policies and regulations.

  • Keen understanding of the unique political dynamics of Cambodia and ability to work carefully and collaboratively to maintain productive relationships with the various government entities in Cambodia.

  • Proven ability in the management 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.

  • Ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals.

  • Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.

  • Strong presentation and report writing skills.

Preferred

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred

Work Environment

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

INSTRUCTIONS

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World Vision International is committed to the principles of workplace diversity. Qualified women and disabled people are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be notified. Applications and CVs will not be returned.

WVI is committed to the protection of children. We do not employ staff whose background is not aligned to our child protection practices. Hence employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Successful candidate shall include the following assurances for child protection in the course of the consultancy: a) submit a police check b) act in the best interest of children and uphold WVI-C Child Protection Policy and Behavior Protocols c) inform WVI-C immediately if he/she becomes aware of any harm or risk to children.

Closing date is <23 December 2019>,at 17:00

Integrated Programmes Director, WV Ethiopia

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To provide strategic leadership for all of World Vision Ethiopia’s programmes by assuring the effective implementation of the national strategy through integrated (Sponsorship, Grant, PNS and other sources) technical programmes that focus on improving the wellbeing of children.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide leadership to Technical Programme teams in TP portfolio management and in delivering effective implementation of projects (Sponsorship, Grants, PNS & others) within budget and as per agreed plans and donor standards.

  • Represent World Vision Ethiopia at the highest levels with government ministries, other partners and stakeholders to promote the work of WVE and to influence policies and practices impacting the lives of children.

  • Provide direct line management to a response manager if a category level emergency is declared for the country.

  • Manage high level communication with Support Offices and assure WVE programmes department is effectively communicating updates and progress.

  • Provide direct line management to any large grants that are assigned director level supervision.

  • Assure that there is effective integration of sponsorship standards and cross cutting themes (Gender, DRR, child protection, et al) in World Visions Ethiopia’s technical programme implementation.

  • Lead business process improvement and monitoring the implementation of plans to improve efficiency and effectiveness of WVE’s operations.

  • Work closely with other departments (PELS, Communications, Finance, Support Services, P&C, and Resource Acquisition) to ensure the effective management and growth of technical programmes.

  • Actively communicate the issues & decisions raised by programmes department with the SLT and the decisions and priorities of SLT with the programmes department.

  • Carry out the duties of the National Director as assigned, during acting periods.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • MA in Development Studies or Social Sciences or related field.

  • A least 15yrs development experience.

  • A least 7 years Senior NGO leadership experience.

  • Excellent communication skills, orally, written, and presentation skills.

  • Strong experience of working in cross-cultural environments.

  • Demonstrated high level of results orientation and problem solving skills.

  • At least 7 years of managing grants from any main institutional donors.

  • Expertise of managing a portfolio of projects covering a range of sectors.

  • At least 7 years of experience of working with offices functions of finance, procurement, human resources, and others.

  • Proven track record of engagement in acquisition through writing proposals or participating in strategic go/no/go processes.

  • Demonstrated experience of engaging with external stakeholders (governmental, research, business and across the organization).

  • Committed Christian.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • A least 10 years Senior NGO leadership experience.

  • At least 10 years of experience of working with offices functions of finance, procurement, human resources, and others.

  • At least 10 years of managing grants from any main institutional donors.

  • Experience of leading operations in 2 or more contexts.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 40% of the time.

East Zonal Director, WV Democratic Republic of Congo

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To provide overall strategic leadership to World Vision’s emergency, resilience & development and advocacy programming in Eastern DRC for the sustained well-being of children, particularly the most vulnerable. Key areas of focus are strategy implementation, external engagement, including positioning and resource acquisition, and staff safety and security. Zonal office 200 staff and Annual budget turnover of $10 million and total portfolio value of $57 million in fiscal year 2019/2020.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership:

  • Promote WV’s Vision, Mission, Core Values and key Partnership Standards and Practices among WV staff and partners.

  • Build a strong Zonal Senior Management Team, providing strategic guidance and building management capacity, synergy, and depth of leadership.

  • Lead and manage the Zonal team in a way that facilitates a high performance culture, open trustworthy relationships and integrity, promote a culture of learning and development, employee engagement and good stewardship of human capital.

  • As member of WVDRC Senior Leadership Team (SLT), actively participate in SLT for decision making, solutions and innovation.

  • Promote leadership style that respects & values diversity in gender & ethnicity in DRC.

  • Ensure excellent standards in the management of the human, financial, capital and technical resources of the organization, which includes inspiring and setting high standards of work and clear performance indicators and accountability to stakeholders.

Strategy Development and Implementation:

  • Lead Zonal implementation of the National Office FY16-20 Strategy.

  • Participate in development of WVDRC FY21-25 Strategy, with focus on ensuring Fragile Context perspectives included.

  • Lead implementation of the Zonal Operational Plan that clearly prioritizes advocacy, recovery and development issues within the Zone while ensuring alignment with the National, SAR Regional and International strategic direction of WVI.

  • Lead in negotiation with donors and Support Offices (SOs) regarding ministry growth within the Zone in coordination and consultation with the National Director.

  • Improve capacity to respond to natural and man-made emergencies, including population movements.

Program Development, Implementation, Monitoring & Reporting:

  • Provide leadership & guidance in annual planning & budgeting for all projects within the Zone.

  • Coordinate development of new project proposals and concept notes in response to funding opportunities as well as ministry priorities within the Zone.

  • Ensure use of best practice and relevant programming approaches in all projects – especially use of Fragile Context Program Approach (FCPA).

  • Oversee development of design document and approval of new program/project start-ups from assessments, designing, implementation and evaluation.

  • Ensure that community members and beneficiaries, especially children, are adequately consulted and involved in program development, implementation and evaluation.

  • Coordinate regular reviews on implementation of all projects within the Zone through monthly, quarterly and annual review meetings to ensure implementation as per approved plans and budgets.

  • Facilitate the signing of MOUs, Field Level and Grant agreements with donors and support offices with WVDRC before any implementation.

  • Ensure that all programs/projects within the Zone are monitored and evaluated in accordance with the LEAP standards or donor-agreed M&E plans.

  • Ensure all agreements with donors and support offices and other stakeholders are adhered to.

  • Coordinate development, review and submission of timely and accurate project and financial reports.

  • Prepare and submit monthly management reports (MMR) to the ND by the 1rst day of the month.

  • Ensure that partnership initiatives such as LEAP 3, CWBO, Horizon, CONCUR and Provision are appropriately implemented within the Zone.

Financial Management:

  • In coordination with the Finance department oversee Zonal compliance with all relevant sections of the Field Financial Manual – FFM (inventory, finances, capital assets and administrative procedures of the Zone to conform to WV standards).

  • Ensure that all projects’ finances in Zone are managed and accounted for in ways that have been agreed upon with the donors and support offices.

  • Ensure that appropriate approval limits are adhered to;

  • Provide overall strategic leadership and initiative for identifying and securing financial resources to support the program work in the Zone.

People Management:

  • Lead in identifying staffing needs, determine skills and qualifications and ensure fast track recruitment and appointment in coordination with P&C for timely program implementation.

  • Define work responsibilities (clear JDs fully signed by all staff) and reporting relationship for staff in the Zone.

  • Ensure implementation and compliance to Partnership Performance Management Standards and Principles, while seeking to implement Performance Management guidelines in the Zone.

  • Identify the capacity gaps in the Zone and develop plans for building the capacity in collaboration with P&C at the Zone and at National level for effective programming.

  • Work with P&C to identify future potential leaders of WVDRC and support the implementation of capacity building plans including leadership development initiatives, coaching and mentoring.

  • Support initiatives for staff care and well-being for both international and local employees.

  • Ensure that all staff in the Zone and project areas attends daily devotions, annual Days of Prayer and Spiritual Retreats as part of staff spiritual nurture.

Risk Mitigation & Management:

  • Ensure that all Zonal projects have MWRAP and coordinate risk based audits with Internal and External auditors as per the WV audit schedule and regulations or as per donor requirements.

  • Coordinate timely management responses to audit reports by respective project managers within the Zone as per audit standards.

  • Follow up with all audited programs and projects to ensure they have developed implementation plan of all audit recommendations that will guarantee implementation of 100% of all the audit recommendations.

  • Lead in identification of risks within the Zone and ways of mitigating against the same.

  • Ensure compliance with WV policies and procedures as well as National and Provincial government regulations.

Networking and Collaboration:

  • Ensure that productive and effective relationships are maintained with relevant Partnership offices including the WV Regional Office, and Support Office entities, as well as relevant stakeholders.

  • Create and maintain relationships with UN agencies, particularly OCHA, UNICEF and HCR + East based bi-lateral Missions (with particular focus on DFID, ECHO.

  • Develop and deepen relationships with FBO and Churches, Government, other INGOs and LNGO.

  • Actively attend UN and INGO forums such as the Heads of Mission meetings and other relevant forums.

  • Ensure WVDRC’s work in the Zone is appropriately highlighted through media, internal WV communications.

  • Work with the Zonal and National Office Advocacy Manager and Director in order to develop and implement appropriate advocacy strategies to raise awareness of and advocate for change in key issues within the Zonal context.

  • Further WV’s position as a key advocate for the well-being and rights of children.

Safety and Security:

  • Maintain, and regularly review security and safety plans and protocols (evacuation plans, SRA etc) and ensure understanding and compliance by all staff and visitors within the Zone.

  • Ensure all new programming and expansion plans are accompanied by a Security Risk assessment.

  • Ensure staff safety by overseeing implementation of all security protocols, orient staff to the management of potential risks related to operation especially in insecure operational areas.

  • Liaise with other international organizations to collect information about the security environment and, where appropriate, discuss joint responses to security threats.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Master’s Degree in International Development, Conflict Studies or other relevant degree required.

  • Proficiency in French and English required (essential to have at minimum working level of French language with a willingness to improve). Swahili is an advantage.

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive leadership experience in an INGO in a Humanitarian or Fragile Context.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • An understanding and experience in working within the WV Partnership.

  • Strong commitment to WV’s vision, mission and core values.

  • Mature Christian who models Christian Leadership in dealings with others.

  • Understands and values diversity and maximizes diversity to achieve organizational goals – has the right attitude to value, listen to and build on local capacities.

  • Must be a coach, mentor and team builder committed to talent identification and development.

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, under extreme conditions and travel at least 40%.

  • Able to promote a Zonal work environment for self and others whereby a balance is maintained between work and life.

  • Excellent collaborator, partnership builder and networker.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation abilities.

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to build personal relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.

  • Ability to demonstrate strategically thinking.

  • Ability to work well with a team and to build and promote team cohesion.

  • Demonstrated well-developed knowledge and sensitivity of cross-cultural communication and dynamics.

  • Ability to travel and work in remote or hardship areas.

  • Interpersonal relationship skills and willingness to learn.

  • Knowledge of MS Office packages (Ms Word, Power point and Ms Excel).

  • Strong experience in setting up or scaling up multi sectoral relief programmes.

  • Knowledge of SPHERE, LCP and other programming tools.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 40% of the time.

  • Goma is a non-family posting. Exception for family can be granted, to be based in Gisenyi, Rwanda.

Program Officer Southern Africa Hunger Emergency Response

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The position seeks to provide cross functional coordination support and technical oversight in grant proposal development, grant compliance and report generation in line with donor requirements the planning, funding, implementation, evaluation and reporting of the respective World Vision SAHER program operations. The PO position will focus heavily on proposal coordination and design, as well as ensuring regular project reporting and donor compliance. It will also include donor/Support Office/partner engagement and information management.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Grant acquisition and compliance, maintain regular communication with donors for the projects being implemented by WV Zimbabwe.

  • Provide technical support in proposal development and reports in line with donor requirements.

  • Assist the programmes team in identifying opportunities to solicit funding from the donor community (such as UN agencies, USAID, DFID, AusAID and EC), FPMG and WVI Support Offices.

  • Ensure all Zimbabwe SAHER programme designs are based on needs assessment findings (primary & secondary data) and analysis, targets the most vulnerable/chronically vulnerable and is operationally viable.

  • Liaise with Area Development Program managers and HEA implementing and support departments, in designing program proposals, implementation frameworks that are in line with donor and WV Support Offices requirements.

  • Ensure good donor and World Vision International Support Office relations. Through ensuring that WVZ meets all contractual obligations and achieves high quality planning and implementation levels.

  • Conduct regular review sessions (90 days, 180 days and final evaluations) with individual staff to monitor their progress and performance against the objectives established as part of the performance Management process.

  • Represent the World Vision Grant Programmes Team at regional Humanitarian Emergency Affairs (HEA) meetings as and when required.

  • Contribute towards the work of the programme quality coordination team within the HEA programme.

  • Plan and facilitate detailed operational plan and execute plan. Contribute to planning of sector requirements for people, funding and supplies.

  • Establish and maintain networks and partnerships with like-minded organisations.

  • Conducting field visits, for the purposes of assessing and ensuring that programs are managed in accordance with internal procedures, such as LEAP, SPHERE and HAP principles as well as in a manner that will promote good practice, maximise impact, encourage learning and maintain a high team spirit.

  • Liase with the Monitoring & Evaluation team and knowledge centre in conducting monitoring and evaluation, research and documentation. Ensure Accountability mechanisms are in place for Community and stakeholder feedback.

  • Mentor and capacity build locally based programme officers to improve the quality and timeliness of their work.

  • Conduct weekly team meetings to set key work objectives and priorities for the programmes team.

  • Develop monthly, quarterly progress (narrative and financial) and annual program reports.

  • Contribute to the overall co-ordination and integration of relief and Area Development Program interventions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, International Development, International Relations or related field.

  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences, International Development, International Relations or related field. (Preferred).

  • Must have at least three years of experience working as Program Officer.

  • In-depth knowledge of project design and proposal writing.

  • Basic understanding of the workings of major donors, such as USAID, UN, CIDA, Aus Aid USAID, UN, CIDA, AusAid, DFID, ECHO, WFP.

  • Ability to maintain strong links with major NGO’s, donors and government agencies

  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with the sector heads and department managers.

  • Strong capacity building and facilitation skills.

  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.

  • Ability to pursue thoroughness and appropriate attention to detail.

  • Ability to express self clearly in all forms of writing.

  • Ability to identify gaps, trends, priorities and key issues.

  • Ability to describe key aspects and issues of relief, development and advocacy.

  • Ability to maintain strong links with major NGO’s, donors and government agencies.

  • Ability to explain WV’s work in relation to issues of poverty, power, justice and peace.

  • Ability to respect and relate appropriately to people of other faiths.

  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships.

  • Ability to interpret and present information with influence and impact.

  • Self-starter who can work independently under pressure.

  • Completed a recognised personal security course in the past 3 years.

  • Knowledge of WV’s field operations, either in the relief or development context.

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible world view, emotional maturity and physical stamina.

  • Ability to manage work life and work without supervision.

  • Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.

  • Good understanding of the workings of major donors, such as USAID, UN, CIDA, AusAid, DFID, ECHO, WFP.

  • The candidate must be professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken English.

Preferred:

  • Strong writing and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Mentoring and facilitation skills.

  • Ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Previous experience with in proposal writing.

Work Environment:

  • Mandatory travels to implementation sites as required.