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Gender and Advocacy Officer- KFNP Project

Purpose of the position:

To provide overall guidance and coordination to support World Vision Tanzania’s efforts to mainstream safeguarding (Child and Adult protection) within WVT’s program areas aimed at achieving Child Well Being Outcomes (CWBO).

To advance gender equality, women’s and girls’ empowerment through successful coordination and effective implementation of activities related to prevention and response to Gender Based Violence (GBV) in communities thus contribute to children wellbeing outcomes. Support and advocate for Partnership campaigns such as End Violence Against Children (EVAC), It Takes US All (ITUA). Ensure strong partnership with project partners working and engaging directly with field teams, consistency and quality in programming, as well as supporting coordination for advocacy on girl’s and women’s protection and empowerment.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Implementation and technical support

  • Lead in the development of the project design and ensure sustainability is incorporated

  • Responsible for harmonized implementation of Protection and GBV project activities (in align with WVT approaches) across the three current refugee camps i.e. Nyarugusu, Nduta and Mtendeli looking at both the donor requirements and local practices on Protection and GBV prevention and response.

  • Ensure quality GBV interventions by providing technical assistance field staff and consultations with the Area Program Ministry Facilitators (AMPF).Guide planning and implementation of the Protection and Gender/GBV work plans and conduct regular technical monitoring visits to the field sites to ensure quality delivery of the programme;

  • Contextualize/adopt design guidelines and ensure utilization at Project/AP level

  • Provide technical support to the Kigoma Refugee Response (Kigoma Food and Nutrition Project) in developing and implementing a multi-sectoral and coordinated Protection (child and adult) and GBV prevention and response programme to include referral and reporting mechanisms, information sharing, coordination, and monitoring/evaluation.

  • Facilitate establishment of well-coordinated Protection and GBV collaborative network among key Partner Agencies i.e. UNHCR, WFP and government institutions

  1. Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation

  • Maintain mutually beneficial relationship with all implementing partners.

  • Ensure knowledge transfer to government and implementing partners, including documenting best practices and lessons learned.

  • Analyze and report on programme and project progress in terms of achieving results, using existing monitoring and evaluation tools and introducing new mechanisms and systems where necessary and as the context dynamics allow.

  • Liaise with focal point persons when needed and ensure preparation and submission of project reports.

  • Provide oversight for programme monitoring including setting up of protection and accountability mechanisms.

  • Share monitoring data and utilize for decision making

  • Contribute to evaluation planning, support data collection, analysis and interpretation

  • Facilitate dissemination and use of baseline and evaluation findings; and lead implementation of recommendations.

  1. Capacity Building

  • Work with staff and partners to identify capacity building/training needs and maintain a training matrix.

  • Develop and revise training materials according to local context and conduct relevant Protection and GBV training sessions for partners, local authorities, WVT staff and other stakeholders.

  • Facilitate capacity building of project staff and partners in Protection and GBV enable them effectively advocate for and implement effective Protection and GBV interventions.

  • Conduct orientations and refresher trainings to staff, local volunteers and contracted workers who directly interact with adults and children on WVT’s safeguarding management Policy standards and ensure compliance.

  • Lead the capacity building initiatives of communities and partners on monitoring and ensure participatory monthly data collection.

  1. Engagement, Networking and Fundraising

  • Represent the Project in interagency working groups, meetings and coordination forums on Protection and Gender issues within the Kigoma Refugee Response established frameworks.

  • Support the National Gender and Advocacy Manager and National Child Protection Coordinator in representing WVT in Protection and GBV stakeholder meetings at National and Regional levels in collaboration with the Program Team Leader, Regional Manager and National Coordinators.

  • Report on resource mobilization opportunities at National and Regional levels

  • Participation in National/International Protection and GBV/FGM key advocacy days at National and Regional levels in collaboration with the Program Team Leader, Regional Manager, National Coordinators and other Partner Agencies.

  • Work closely with UNHCR Protection Unit and Lead Protection Agencies in Protection and Advocacy, and government affiliated departments within ministries for technical direction and leveraging of resources to support Protection and GBV/FGM interventions in the project area.

  • Support fundraising initiatives in collaboration with Grants Acquisition and Management and Quality Assurance Teams.

  • In collaboration with working group members, support the development of advocacy activities to raise awareness on Protection and Gender Based Violence including through events such as the 16 Days of Activism, etc

  • In collaboration with other actors, assist in developing initiatives to ensure regular and consistent advocacy on GBV concerns.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in social sciences such as Social Work, Gender Studies, Development Studies, Community Development, Sociology or their equivalent

  • A minimum of 3 years working experience in implementing Protection and/or GBV projects at community level with proven leadership experience with evidence of successful implementation

  • A good understanding of the international gender mainstreaming approaches and the international protection framework for refugees and asylum-seekers.

  • Proven track record in engaging with government ministries and other stakeholders

  • Proven track record as a staff and community trainer and capacity builder in Gender and Development, prevention and response to GBV and other harmful cultural practices.

  • Proven ability in integrating Gender in sector specific project cycle

  • Good understanding and working experience of development, advocacy and emergency affairs approaches.

Key Competencies/Attributes:

  • Experience and understanding of Protection and Gender/ GBV programming on the ground the understanding of the role and importance of addressing gender justice and GBV in the development or humanitarian field.

  • Experience in training development, delivery of staff training, adults learning and development.

  • Familiarity and understanding of Protection and Gender/GBV in the community setting and gender/GBV industry progress in related fields and the contribution of Civil Society Organizations’s and faith-based agencies.

  • Understanding of gender norms and the contribution of cultural and religious social teachings towards gender justice, protection, safety and elimination of violence, in particular against women and girls.

  • Must have good oral and written communications and relationship skills

  • Ability to take initiatives, team player who is able to work with minimum supervision

  • Good computer skills in MS office (Excel, word, PowerPoint), Skype, WebEx etc

  • Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Project-based with frequent travel in project intervention areas

  • Travel: 30% Domestic travel is required.

  • On call: Available as required.

Associate Director - CESP

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.

Position: Associate Director- Community Engagement and Sponsorship Programming

Report to: Operations Director

Location: Kampala – National Office

Purpose of the position:

The Associate Director- Community Engagement and Sponsorship Plan (CESP) leads the overall management and implementation of WVU’s Development Program Approach (DPA), sponsorship and child protection programming, ensuring these are managed effectively and contribute to Child Well-Being Outcomes in line with the World Vision Uganda Strategic priorities, community and donor accountability requirements.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Sponsorship Management

  • Provide technical leadership and oversight to WV Uganda’s sponsorship team and resources.

  • Provide leadership in ensuring effective integration of sponsorship in critical Design, Monitoring and Evaluation processes from assessment, re/design, M&E and transition in accordance with established standards.

  • Continuously plan and implement a national office Annual sponsorship Operating plan (ASOP) that enables WVU to meet and exceed established partnership standards.

  • Ensure integration of Child monitoring into programme monitoring; generate trend analysis of emerging Child Wellbeing issues from Sponsorship Information System and draw recommendations to address these emerging Child Wellbeing issues.

  • Provides leadership in rolling out Sponsorship Field Operating Model ensuring;

  1. Community-level sponsorship activities are integrated with programming activities. This includes planning for inclusion and monitoring of Registered Children along with programme planning and monitoring.

  2. Approach to working with community volunteers and partners needs are clarified and streamlined to ensure community ownership and sustainability.

  3. Seek opportunities to identify approaches, models and best practices in current program that can be scaled up to strengthen and sustain child monitoring processes and systems to maximize participation of community based partners in recruitment and monitoring of children.

  • Develop and maintain organizational sponsorship performance quality metrics, and quality dashboards integrating statistical analysis and leading specific actions to achieve optimal outcomes in sponsorship management and programming.

Child Protection Technical Program Management

Under the overall supervision and coordination of the Operations Director

  • Lead the Child Protection (CP) strategic planning and be responsible for the CP technical program implementation. Provide leadership and management (planning, implementation, supervision, monitoring and evaluation) of all Child protection and projects across WVU programming area.

  • Lead reflection on Child Protection Technical Program performance with aim of ensuring that all child protection projects and activities are implemented on time, target and budget.

  • Ensure Child Protection high impact, quality implementation and strict compliance with World Vision standards and requirements;

  • Support the operational planning and development of Child Protection programs in collaboration with Program Managers Finance and other key stakeholder;

  • Support Child Safeguarding work and ensures World Vision Uganda comply with child safe organization standards.

  • Provide support and capacity building in the management, design, and implementation and monitoring of Child Protection Programs.

  • Ensure Child Protection risk management/safeguarding strategies are implemented throughout all existing and new programs.

  • In collaboration with Advocacy take lead on the design and development of a Child Protection local advocacy strategies.

Development Program Approach (DPA) Management

  • In collaboration with Technical Program Managers and Regional Program Managers ensures that WV’s Development Programme Approach links well with technical programs and are jointly being implemented with communities and partners within area programmes.

  • Contextualize and is responsible for rolling out principles, standards and guidance on how World Vision Ugandans works with communities and partners to improve and sustain the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable.

  • Ensures that WVU programs are implemented in a way that builds local ownership and sustainability through community and partner engagement, joint planning and implementation, and local advocacy.

  • Responsible for contextualisation of the Development Programme Approach and ongoing refinement based on learning in applying LEAP 3 and refining Sponsorship Field Operating Model, as all of these are interrelated and need to be mutually reinforcing.

  • Provides guidance on equipping local level staff in Development Programming Approach to reinforce their technical depth in engagement with communities and local partners in achieving Child Wellbeing (CWB).

  • In close working with Senior Programs Manager-Household Engagement and accountability approach accelerate the implementation of the Development Program Approach initiative called Household Engagement and Accountability Approach (HEAA) in WV Uganda Area Programs and grants in a manner that meets set standards as well as empowering the wellbeing of children, households and communities;

  • In collaboration with Technical Program Managers, develops and roles out HEAA curriculum that integrates all technical program implementation at the household level

  • Review and roles out the tools for measuring the impact of HEAA at the program level.

  • In collaboration with M&E, track the documentation of evidence and learning that support the effectiveness of HEAA and ensures that all required standards and quality assurance standards are met by APs.

  • Popularize HEAA in WV international as a promising innovation for community engagement and facilitation

  • Profile HEAA as WVU strategic initiative and measure how it accelerates the realization of the strategy

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies, Social Work and Social Administration or related field

  • Post graduate degree in relevant field (International development/international relations).

  • 5 years’ experience in blending development in aspects of sponsorship and child protection in project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in a complex program environment

  • Extensive knowledge of development issues and understanding of the community engagement and facilitation best practices

  • Excellent application knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Lotus notes and internet applications.

  • Experience in project documentation, reporting, program information for donors and the World Vision partnership.

  • Capacity to provide solid leadership and decision-making skills for efficient and effective day to day project implementation.

  • Ability to work with different partners, local authorities, local organizations and NGOs, to develop and maintain positive relationships.

  • Demonstrate well – developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal, written (in English) as well as negotiation skills.

  • Strong understanding of systems design and implementation protocols.

  • Strong inter-personal skills, and proven team-player.

  • Proven ability to manage competing priorities.

  • Able to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.

  • Perform other duties as required.

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

Associate Director- Grants Management

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.

Position: Associate Director- Grants Management

Report to: Operations Director

Location: Kampala – National Office

Purpose of the position:

The Associate Director- Grants Management has overall responsibility for the leadership and management of all WVU major grants funded by various Donors and Private Non Sponsorship funding. He/she provides supervision and support to Grants Project managers/Coordinators to ensure all Grants projects are implemented in time, target and budget and; in full compliance with donor requirements.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Strategic Leadership and Management of Grants.

  • Responsible for the overall planning, implementation and management of the WVU Grants as well as the achievement of the goals and objectives of relevant grants in a timely and cost-effective manner.

  • Ensures World Vision Uganda grants portfolio is implemented according to the project management cycle while ensuring all activities are implemented on time target and budget

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

  • In working with relevant Grants Project Managers lead the planning of relevant activities and set high quality performance targets ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines.

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

  • Primary point of contact and collaboration for the team and in-country stakeholders, including donor in-country assigned contact personnel, implementation partners, government partners and other key stakeholders.

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

  • Develop and maintain and adequate human resource plan to ensure proper technical capacity to manage project work.

  • Ensure low risk audits for the projects.

  • Working under the guidance of the Operations Director, work closely with Technical Program Managers and Regional Program Managers, project managers and the operations (Finance and Supply Chain) teams on all grants related tasks, specifically focused on compliance and grants administration/implementation.

  • Lead the organization and follow-up of grant opening meetings, grant review meetings, and grant close out meetings.

  • Ensure appropriate monitoring of program activities, work plans, program quality in collaboration with Project Managers by helping to develop tools and organizing review meetings and ensuring follow-up actions are identified and circulated as part of documentation.

  • Offer technical guidance on WVU and donor regulations to ensure compliance within program implementation and reporting. Manage compliance issues with program staff, finance staff and Operations Director as necessary, seeking support from all stakeholders including but limited to relevant support offices.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Establish and maintain effective grants project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems in alignment to specific donor requirement and WVU standards.

  • In collaboration with M&E. ensure that the Grant Recipient(s) develops results, indicators and targets as well as an annual work plan, which reflect the objectives of the grants program.

  • Ensure proper operational opening and closing of the assigned grants as well as monitoring and evaluation of programmatic progress. Disseminate project follow- up reports to guide timely action.

  • Work closely with the M&E Manager to develop and maintain program monitoring and evaluation tracking tools to ensure all project indicators report clear linkage of activities to intended outputs and outcomes and that the level of change is clearly tracked.

  • Coordinate the Grants M&E and Finance Manager to ensure that donor reports (both financial and narrative) are generated and sent out to the relevant donor in time.

  • Document and disseminate project best practices, lessons learnt and success stories

Training and Capacity Building:

  • Mentors, supports and develops the capacities of staff, partners and grantees on financial monitoring, record keeping and grants management using relevant donor data report formats and validation methods.

  • Provides technical assistance to Grants Project managers, partners and grantees as required on budget development with a focus on maximizing cost recovery and aligning budgets to donor guidelines.

  • Leads in development of project managers and partners capacity development plan and ensures its full implementation and tracks the success its.

  • Builds capacity of project manager and grants staff in WV grants management certification such as Gate Way to Grants etc

Grants reporting

  • Coordinate Project Managers and Finance managers to prepare narrative program reports in accordance with donor designated formats as required. Ensure that draft reports disseminated for review and feedback by senior management team, relevant technical advisors, and Support Office staff prior to submitting the final report to donor.

  • Submit timely accurate and quality reports that meet donor requirements

  • Prepare and update grants country program and specific sectoral information sheets. Provide relevant communications information as necessary for dissemination to donors, support office and media.

  • In collaboration with Compliance and reporting officer, maintain grants and report tracking system to ensure all grant files are organized and well managed for planning and preparation of donor reports and project monitoring.

  • Share lessons learned with WVU leadership, staff and donors from different projects to enhance local planning and implementation, and suggest modifications that might be necessary at the local level based on evidence and lessons learnt.

  • Work closely with Grants and acquisition department to appraise them on grants implementation information that can be useful for prepositioning of new grants as well as follow on grants.

Budget Management

  • Ensure that all WVU grants manage grant/project budgets within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and World Vision.

  • In working with Grants Project Managers 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

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Post graduate qualification in international relations, NGO management, international development or other relevant field;

  • At least five years of INGO field experience in a similar position: grant management, proposal development (program narratives and budgets) and donor reporting.

  • Extensive knowledge of UN, US, EU (ECHO/ EC) and UK (DFID) donor regulations, procedures and requirements

  • Demonstrated experience in project management cycle is desired.

  • Excellent written and spoken English essential

  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to determine priorities and attention to detail a must

  • Ability to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and respectful team player

  • Willingness to travel to the field as and when needed

  • High-level of knowledge and practice with Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. required

  • Work in a multisectoral/ multicultural team- patience, cultural sensitivity and application of contextual understanding in day to day work

  • Ability to work with tight deadlines for information needs

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

Grants Manager

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.

Position: Grants Manager

Report to: Associate Director Grants

Location: Kampala – National Office

Purpose of the position:

The Grants Manager provides support to the Associate Director-Grants Management in ensuring effective grants implementation across WVU grants portfolio. The incumbent will supervise assigned grants projects, participate in developing concept notes for new funding opportunities and provide periodic reports for all grants to advise management decisions in a timely manner.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Coordination of implementation of grants

  • Ensure the planning and budgeting process for all the grants is aligned to World Vision (WV) and donor guidelines. Ensure all project plans and budgets are shared with Support Offices (SO) and donor for approval.

  • In consultation with the Grants Acquisition Department and Operations Team, ensure timely start and end of all programmes and projects and within donor expectations

  • Under the guidance of Associate Director-Grants Management coordinate the provision of timely technical support / supervision to grants programs and projects in consultation with the program managers Technical Program Managers and the Regional Offices staff to meet and or exceed donor performance and compliance expectations

  • In consultation with the program quality division, facilitate the successful roll out and implementation of all grants Design, Monitoring and Evaluation related initiatives at the Area Program and Regional levels as per donor guidelines and policies eg. DFID, EU, USAID, DFAT, FINAID etc)

  • On a monthly basis, monitor grant project implementation to ascertain that project implementation is timely and that the budgeted resources are utilized appropriately as per project design document and donor standards;

  • Ensure regular review of implementation and expenditure levels, track and manage work plans and budgets with the Finance and the grants implementing teams to be able to identify areas of follow up in implementation. This will include early identification of issues that need to be escalated to the Leadership and make recommendations for their consideration.

  • In liaison with the National Office, Field Finance team monitor grant expenditure to ensure WVU’s compliance to donor standards and financial guidelines on a monthly basis, and that project funds are disbursed and accounted for in a timely manner.

  • Provide support to projects’ teams to apply standardized monitoring tools that enable the organization collect an evidence base of grants and projects impact on CWB targets

  • Coordinate grants external audit

  • Coordinate the timely implementation of audit recommendations of all grants projects;

  • Establish effective cross-functional linkages between all sectors in the grant implementation processes.

Projects Monitoring, Reporting, documentation and learning

  • Develop and maintain an appropriate grants monitoring system/ matrix for all grants to aid in effective management of project data and the National Office level, ensure timely monitoring of all grants activities implementation and to advise the supervisor on issues for key decision making;

  • Support monitoring of implementation of established guidelines and policies for critical milestones in the life cycle of all projects during surveys, reviews, evaluations and reports.

  • Ensure timely notification to management, donors and SOs of any significant milestone changes in grants projects.

  • In conjunction with the Area Program Managers and Regional Offices, ensure timely and quality reporting of all grant projects (quarterly, semi- annual milestone and annual reports) according to the donor expectations and standards in collaboration with M&E teams

  • Contribute in the review of the completed grants projects reports to ensure that they are consistent with National Office strategic objectives and WV standards and donor requirements

  • Ensure that appropriate controls, sector monitoring and evaluation tools are being utilized in a timely manner in every grant project for consistency

  • Provide status periodical reports for all grants while identifying issues that warrant management action

  • In working with Associate Director-Grants Management provide constructive feedback to Area Programme Managers and grant Project Managers on the monitoring data they generate to ensure that information produced is relevant and useful to the difference stakeholders.

  • Coordinate joint planning, regular field monitoring visits to projects and programmes to ensure timely and quality implementation that meet donor standards.

Capacity building for Quality Programming

  • Work closely with the grants project manager to identify capacity gaps of the projects staff;

  • Support capacity building of staff on specific grants programming guidelines as per donor specifications.

  • Support P&C to conduct timely recruitment of grants’ staff

  • Coordinate induction of new Grants / project officers on specific programming processes and products ( Orientation/ start up workshops)

  • Coordinate grants transition and closure

Networking and engagement

  • Ensure Support Offices and donor queries and requests are effectively, timely and effective way.

  • Contribute to the processes of creating linkages with other partners and where appropriate represent the project and WVU

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Social Work, Community Development studies and related studies from a recognized university. Post graduate training in project management or any of the related fields will be an added advantage

  • Must have at least 5years’ experience working in a Not for Profit organizations or related agencies.

  • Must possess at least 3 years’ experience in management of donor programmes and projects in either Education and Child Protection; Livelihoods and Resilience; Emergency Response, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene or Health generally

  • Proficiency in Computer especially in Microsoft Office Suite and data analysis programs such as SPSS, Stata, EPI Info.

  • Possess excellent communication, facilitation, networking and relationship building skills

  • Possess at least 3 years’ experience in fundraising / donor resource mobilization processes

  • Ability to maintain donor relations through timely and appropriate communications.

  • Must be a self-starter who is able to work under stress and with minimum supervision.

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

  • Ability to influence multi-sectoral teams towards a given goal.

  • Possess excellent knowledge of the Humanitarian Development Field

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

Associate Director - Operations

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.

Position: Associate Director- Operations

Report to: Operations Director

Location: Kampala – National Office

Purpose of the position:

The Associate Director- Operations provides supervision and support to the Regional Program Managers and cross cutting programme functional leads to drive integrated programme implementation in field operations to achieve the organization’s strategy objectives efficiently and effectively.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Field Operations Management support

  • Provide strong and positive leadership to the Regional Programs Managers and ensure competent and motivated staff are hired and retained in Area Programmes and generally in the field.

  • Ensures that programs are implemented using the most appropriate, affordable and culturally accepted technology.

  • Provide oversight to operational risk management,

  • Ensure that local level programming contributes to national level advocacy strategies.

  • Work closely with the Operations Director and other Technical team members to ensure full and timely execution of the National Office (NO) Annual Operational Plans (AOPs) and Budgets.

  • Ensure proper integration of Advocacy and Faith and Development in programming across all funding types.

  • Ensure organization representation at strategic local government functions and donor meetings.

  • Ensure that all program interventions are supported and implemented as per LEAP, and other partnership and donor standards.

  • Ensure a learning culture, evidence based programming and documentation of best practices and industry standards are supported.

  • Ensure effective programming in interfaith contexts.

  • Develop and implement strategies for intentional and mutual learning among staff between programs and between other regions (a wider geographical area).

Integrated Technical Program implementation

  • Provide leadership in supporting the implementation of technical programs in an integrated manner across World Vision Uganda (WVU) Areas program locations.

  • Ensures Technical Programs and projects are adopted appropriately across the program areas and are speaking to community priorities and context uniqueness.

  • In collaboration with the finance unit, ensure planning and budgeting, project funding, expenditures and process are aligned and operating smoothly.

  • Ensure the development of WV Uganda’s capacity to focus strategically on initiatives which generate higher quality programming management leading to measurable and sustainable development.

  • Ensure all WVU’s programming is based on and in line with WV’s Development Programming Approach

Grants Implementation Support

  • Ensures that all program non sponsorship funds (PNS) and other grants implemented within the APs are implemented in time, target and budget.

  • Support the alignment of grants to the technical projects in the APs and identify opportunities to leverage the Area Program budget to support grants opportunities and vice versa

  • Actively support the scale up of good practices out of implemented grants across the Area Programs while ensuring that learning opportunities are taking place.

Field Operations Performance Management

  • In collaboration with M&E maintain Area Program quality metrics, dashboards within the acceptable WV partnership set standards through robust performance tracking system.

  • Lead performance consequence management for programs that are performing well and those that need improvement.

  • In collaboration with Technical Program Managers provide technical support for struggling programs to bring their performance back to track

Quality Reporting

  • Ensures that Area Programmes (AP) Mid-Year and annual reporting meets the set standards especially the requisite reporting quality.

  • Lead the process of generating AP evidence and information to feed in the child wellbeing reports as well as technical program reports. The information includes significant changes stories

  • Support M&E to plan and effectively conduct ongoing output and annual monitoring and drives the reflection of the results and applications of the learning across the Aps

Human Resource Management

  • In collaboration with People and Culture department, ensure right staff are recruited, retained, and provided with intentional opportunities, mentoring and coaching for development.

  • Support professional and personal development of Area Program field staff through on­ the-job coaching, identification of learning and training needs and opportunities.

  • Ensures that the Regional Programs Managers are driving cluster and AP staff performance in a manner that aligns individual performance to the organizational performance

Accountability and Quality Assurance

  • Ensures quality programming, innovative designs, monitoring, evaluation, reflection, learning and reporting is done as per the WV standards and procedures

  • Support timely and effective implementation of various accountability mechanisms such as Peer Review, Operational and Finance Audits, Programme evaluations, Programme Capability Review,

  • Comply with partnership standards, policies and protocols

  • Ensure internal control systems are implemented to mitigate risks and create accountability environment that will result in good audit ratings

  • Provide leadership in management and stewardship of donor and organizational resources at AP level

Networking and Coordination

  • Maintain effective communications and pro-active relationships with Support Office partners, including visits by donors.

  • In coordination with Operations Director and Support Offices, develop and maintain pro-active relationships with the local governments in WVU Area Program locations.

  • In coordination with the Senior Management Team, work closely with regional office in relation to implementation of Partnership initiatives, capacity building of Field office staff and knowledge sharing within the operations.

  • Work closely with Partnership Specialist to establish WVU as a partner of choice especially at the implementation level.

Others

Perform any other duty as may be assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Postgraduate qualification in International Development, Program Management, Business Administration, Public Health, Economics, Rural Development or related field.

  • Minimum of 12 years’ experience with a thorough understanding of all areas of project management cycles in a complex, international development organization especially in development and Relief Projects of which 5 years should be at senior managerial level.

  • General understanding of at least four of the following programmatic sectors: Health & Nutrition; Livelihoods & Resilience; Education & Child Protection; WASH; Disaster Risk Reduction; Food Assistance and Emergency Response.

  • The position holder must be results oriented and team a player.

  • Deep knowledge of WVI working systems, policies and standards will be an advantage

  • Training or certification in Portfolio and/or Program Management with accredited institutions.

  • Ability to lead a multi-cultural team with an empowering and outcome oriented approach.

  • Strong budgetary and financial management skills.

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

  • The person must be results oriented, able to handle public relations, able to satisfy donors and a team player.

  • Good interpersonal, organizational and management skills.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.

  • Ability to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.

  • Computer literate.

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

Emergency Response Multi-Project Manager, WV Afghanistan

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Emergency Response Multi-Project will provide leadership and management to the implementation of four emergency response grants World Vision Afghanistan (WVA) has recently been awarded for drought response in Herat and Badghis Provinces; EUR 2.2 million European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) grant and three Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund (AHF) grants worth USD2.2 million. These projects utilize cash programming, food security and livelihoods, WASH, health and nutrition interventions, to alleviate suffering caused by worsening drought conditions and mitigate the ongoing impact of the drought on affected communities.

The Emergency Response Multi-Project Manager will utilize strong project management skills and experience managing multi-million dollar, multi-sector grants to provide leadership and guidance to ECHO and AHF project staff, and will work closely with the wider Operations and Programmes teams to ensure the timely execution of activities according to project plans, while ensuring impact, quality and alignment with donor requirements. The role will also ensure that WVA is accountable to all partners and that all work is of the highest standard, cost effective, and adheres to standards and policies of World Vision International and its donors.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project Planning and Implementation:

  • Provide leadership and management oversight to project staff and overall project implementation.

  • Develop and implement project supervisor work plans and M&E plans as appropriate.

  • Oversee implementation of project activities and ensure that project targets and grant objectives are met.

  • Coordinate closely with sector leads and procurement to ensure timely sourcing and delivery of budgeted goods/line items.

  • Ensure project activities are in compliance with the Government of Afghanistan’s rules and regulations.

  • Ensure that grant and financial rules and regulations are strictly adhered to.

  • Ensure that proper community development practices and “Do No Harm” practices are incorporated and upheld throughout the planning and implementation of the project.

  • Be aware of and implement policy decisions made by World Vision Afghanistan leadership, and ensure that information is accurately disseminated to all project staff in a timely manner.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting:

  • In coordination with WV Afghanistan’s Programmes Department and M&E unit, develop and implement the project’s performance measurement system that includes collection of periodic data for tracking project progress and performance.

  • Ensure that monitoring and information management tools are up to date and contain all relevant information.

  • Ensure that technical specialists are monitoring and disseminating project data collected by field staff in a timely manner.

  • Introduce, implement, and monitor all internal World Vision policies and initiatives that need to be integrated into the project.

  • Document project activities, and prepare and submit monthly project updates and future plans to the supervisor.

  • As per donor requirements, create and compile project reports to be submitted to the donor by WVNL, as well as reports for WV Afghanistan leadership and regional office.

  • Plan and facilitate annual project review meetings to assess progress, adjust plans, and draw/disseminate lessons learned.

  • In collaboration with WVNL, coordinate the implementation of program mid-term and final evaluations.

  • Facilitate documentation of achievements, lessons learned and best practices.

  • Organize and conduct reflective learning events (meetings, workshops) internally and externally with project initiative stakeholders including government.

Personnel Management:

  • Manage approximately 5 staff; provide oversight management for an additional 50 staff (approx.).

  • Coordinate and oversee the hiring process for ECHO and AHF Project staff.

  • Supervise, lead, train, coach and support project staff, including:

  • Coordination and implementation of new employee project orientations and trainings.

  • Coordination of internal and external training opportunities for project staff.

  • Active capacity-building, both formal and informal, of project staff throughout the duration of the project.

  • Effective communication with project staff to ensure staff understand their roles and responsibilities, and are able to successfully perform their duties.

Complete all performance management activities, including:

  • Monitor staff performance and raise any issues with Human Resources if necessary.

  • In coordination with HR, maintain accurate employee data files and oversee completion of routine issues such as contract renewals, leave, salary adjustments.

  • Initiate and perform, with support from others, staff performance appraisals.

Financial Management:

  • Manage project’s funds and ensure efficient utilization of funds for maximum impact.

  • Ensure proper coding and budget availability of all project expenses.

  • Oversee the submission of monthly cash requests for project operations.

  • Ensure contractors and creditors are paid in a timely manner.

  • Review financial projections, monitor monthly burn rates and make adjustments in implementation or budget re-alignments when needed.

  • As requested provide detailed variance explanations for any under/overspend.

  • With support from WV Afghanistan’s Finance Department, assume primary responsibility for budget reviews and monthly financial reports, highlighting concerns as they arise and providing feedback to partner budget submissions as required.

  • Collaborate with finance personnel and other relevant staff to produce quality, accurate and timely financial reports per donor requirements.

  • Create enabling environment for smooth internal and external audit(s) and monitor and facilitate responsiveness to audit findings and recommendations.

  • In collaboration with finance staff, prepare annual budgets and regular cash flows.

  • Ensure adherence to ECHO and AHF requirements, policies and procedures.

  • Ensure adherence to WV’s financial and administration policies and procedures.

  • Create understanding among his/her staff on the financial and procurement procedures, regulations and the respective donor requirements, and monitor compliance.

Network, Liaison and Representation:

  • Establish and maintain communication mechanisms with government, donor, partners, communities and other stakeholders, and more specifically:

  • Make formal presentations to the counterparts about project’s progress, challenges, lessons learned and needed adjustments.

  • Build capacity of other staff members as representatives of the project and WV Afghanistan.

  • Maintain excellent working relations with partners and other contractors.

  • When required, coordinate and host donor and WVNL and WV Australia field trips.

  • Coordinate closely with other NGOs in the area to ensure complementary programming.

Security Risk Management:

  • Ensure security risk management is applied to project implementation.

  • Alter project activities as necessary to accommodate changing security situations, and ensure the donor is informed/modifications are requested.

  • Monitor the security environment on a daily basis in coordination with the Senior Zonal Managers and National Security Manager; report as necessary and adjust national staff travel plans as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to humanitarian leadership, political science, international development etc.

  • Experience managing multiple, multi sector projects essential.

  • Experience with ECHO or UN grant programming desirable.

  • Master’s degree preferred.

  • 5 + years proven experience with International NGOs in emergency relief, rehabilitation and transition programming including fragile contexts.

  • Proven track record to deliver designated tasks on time and on budget.

  • Proven track record of leading teams in fragile contexts.

  • Proven track record of managing multi-million dollar budgets.

  • Proven experience in programme management and implementation of multi-sectoral emergency response projects.

  • Sound decision-making skills and risk management.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and relational skills, especially in a cross-cultural environment, and ability to analyze and solve problems, persuade, network and negotiate.

  • Excellent proven track record of donor relations with multiple donors.

  • Strong planning and organizational skills and ability to prioritize.

  • Outstanding team leadership personality and skills.

  • Computer literacy.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English language is mandatory.

  • Excellent analytical skills.

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.

  • Clear understanding of the workings of major donor perspectives, requirements and standards; specifically ECHO.

  • Must be able to represent World Vision to major programme donors in a highly professional manner, in person and in writing.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Post-graduate university degree (Master’s/Ph.D.) in international development or relevant field.

  • Supervision within cross cultural contexts.

  • Minimum five (5) years of development and/or relief field experience –– or the equivalent in the headquarters/support office of a major NGO if experience is with ECHO grants.

  • Experience in integrated program delivery and monitoring and evaluation.

  • Experience in a fragile context.

  • Experience in an Islamic context.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • 50% travel required within the country (field and Kabul visits).

Chief of Party, GlobalFund - Central African Republic

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Chief of Party (CoP) for the Global Fund (GF) Malaria program will be responsible for the overall leadership and oversight of the program. The CoP will have a keen understanding of the unique political dynamics and work carefully and collaboratively with the Ministry of Health, Government of Central African Republic, and all stakeholders. The CoP will manage a team of senior staff and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the grant.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure the World Vision International (WVI) Central African Republic (CAR), GF Program grant making documentation package is developed to the highest quality; that the Program’s strategic objectives and targets are fully aligned with the highest technical quality standards for malaria control and case management and that the targets are met per the Performance Framework.

  • Develop and review in a timely manner the annual, semi-annual, and quarterly work plans for Program implementation. Sustain regular and quality reporting of grant implementation progress as per the grant Performance Framework and the Program Implementation Work Plan; develop and submit in a timely manner quality and accurate Program Update/Disbursement Requests (PU/DR) to the Global Fund.

  • Oversee that the program’s monitoring and evaluation system is developed and well aligned with the national M&E system, and ongoing data analysis is conducted to measure grant implementation performance. Ensure that lessons learnt and best practices are well documented and disseminated among stakeholders both in CAR and internationally.

  • Direct the timely development of the Global Fund grant program budget and monitor its execution on an ongoing basis so the compliance with WV’s contractual obligations is maintained over the entire period of the Program implementation.

  • Oversee all procurement and supply chain management activities to ensure they are well coordinated with national partners and implemented systematically in compliance with WHO, Global Fund, and national protocols and guidelines.

  • Provide ongoing guidance and technical oversight to members of the Program Management Team, sub-recipients, and other stakeholders, including building and strengthening their capacities while monitoring their performance on an ongoing basis.

  • Closely coordinate and collaborate with the Local Fund Agent (LFA), Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM), the Global Fund Country Team, and implementing partners, as appropriate; Confirm that program implementation follows WVI and Global Fund’s latest administrative, regulations, and operational procedures and policies.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships and communication with various departments of the WVI CAR Country Office, WVI Regional Office, WV Support Offices, as well as the WV Global Center. Provide regular updates and recommendations related to Program implementation to the Country Director and WVI CAR Senior Leadership Team as appropriate. As per the donor and the WVI CAR Country Director’s determination, any additional tasks are completed effectively and in a timely manner.

  • Ensure a high performing and motivated Program Management Team is sustained with clear objectives, implementation strategies, and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Meet staff support and professional development needs for improved staff performance. Periodic individual and team performance reviews are conducted to ensure they meet WVI’s standards, policies and procedures, and technical quality implementation. In collaboration with Human Resources, WVI CAR, and WV Support Offices, ensure optimum quality service delivery through recruitment of competent staff for the Program Management Team. Lead and mentor staff to ensure high levels of motivation, commitment, capacity, and teamwork are in place.

  • Lead the Program Implementation Team in fulfilling WVI’s core policies including Child Protection, gender equality, as well as health and safety.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Minimum Qualification required: A minimum of a Master’s degree in Public Health and/or a Degree in Medicine, and/or project management or a post-graduate degree in a similar related field.

  • At least 8 years’ experience in the management of or in the administration of complex health projects (Global Fund experience preferred) at the national level; minimum five years in a management position, supervising senior staff, in an international or multicultural environment at the national level.

  • Knowledge of development issues, especially related to the health sector, trends, challenges, and opportunities and implications to community development.

  • Thorough knowledge of MS Office, knowledge of Lotus Notes is preferred.

  • Good verbal and written skills in French is essential, English is required.

  • Demonstrated ability in child wellbeing development and Child Protection.

  • Good knowledge of disaster management, emergency preparedness, monitoring and evaluation, sphere standards are added advantage

  • Ability to work in cross-cultural and diversity context.

  • In-depth technical knowledge of malaria transmission, prevention and treatment, and strategies for prevention and case management in malaria.

  • Demonstrated experience as development professional in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating programs and managing pool of technical support.

  • Knowledge of gender issues in health programming.

  • Knowledge of effective participatory M&E systems.

  • Knowledge of strategic planning processes

  • Knowledge of financial management systems.

  • Strong planning and organization skills.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and donors.

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

  • Proven ability in the management of large integrated grant-funded projects in developing countries.

  • Familiarity with Global Fund programs, their history and development; mastery of Global Fund 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.

  • Experience of leading large and diverse teams.

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

  • Experience as a senior expert or advisor required.

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

Preferred:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in managing a malaria project /program at the national or international level. Hands on experience and thorough knowledge of implementing LLINs distribution (both through mass campaign and continuous distribution) is required.

Working Environment/Travel:

  • Travel: The position requires ability and willingness to travel throughout CAR and internationally up to 20%.

  • On call: This position requires being on call 10% of the time in an acting role of the Response Director, CAR.

National Director, Jerusalem West Bank Gaza

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To provide overall strategic and operational leadership for World Vision Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza (JWG). To strategically lead, develop and direct the implementation of all aspects of World Vision’s ministry, aligned with World Vision’s news global Strategy, OurPromise2030, in advocacy, development and relief/emergency- as an effective and responsible member of the World Vision Partnership in line with Twin Citizenship principles: making a commitment to honour both the work of Jerusalem West Bank Gaza by recognizing local/national interest and by building unity for the greater good of the global World Vision organisation (also known as “The World Vision Partnership”).

To ensure high ministry quality and high impact in the field; be accountable for all of aspects of World Vision’s work in Jerusalem West Bank Gaza and ensure proper financial management, risk management, audit compliance, and security. Additionally, to ensure that World Vision’s ministry is directly contributing to the sustained Well-Being of Children and the fulfilment of their rights within families and communities. To represent World Vision to all media, donors, project partners and other World Vision offices and divisions, local government, church representatives and non-governmental organizations serving according to given Power of Attorney.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic and Operational Leadership:

  • Provide overall leadership, encouragement and support to the Jerusalem West Bank and Gaza (JWG) National Office, in line with World Vision’s Vision, Mission, Core Values, strategic priorities and imperatives;

  • Develop and implement National Office strategy (aligned with the World Vision Partnership Strategy, Our Promise 2030) and annual operating plan with clear, realistic and measurable targets;

  • Identify resources needed to implement the National Office Strategy, and coordinate with the rest of the World Vision Partnership to ensure these resources are allocated to the Jerusalem West Bank and Gaza National Office;

  • Promote key World Vision organisational and Partnership policies, operating standards and practices among staff and partners and ensure that these are applied comprehensively as the foundation of National Office operations and work;

  • Work closely with the Chair to convene quarterly meetings and engage the JWG Amuta Board and Advisory Council in accordance with World Vision Partnership policies and practices for good and effective governance of the National Office, and assure effective compliance with statutory reporting requirements, and applicable World Vision International policies in all areas of operations;

  • Lead and manage the Jerusalem West Bank and Gaza National Office team to facilitate a high performance culture, open trustworthy relationships and integrity; Promote a culture of learning and development, employee engagement and good stewardship of human capital in the office; Build sustainability through effective organisational succession planning;

  • Model a high standard of Christian maturity and integrity as an example to staff in leadership, ministry, personal lifestyle and work relationships, and provide overall spiritual leadership and guidance to staff;

  • Promote and model a high level of transparency, integrity and zero tolerance to fraud;

  • Ensure that Jerusalem West Bank and Gaza National Office leadership staff are capable of working in interfaith contexts and are familiar with World Vision’s commitments and policies in such contexts.

Performance Management & Accountabilities:

  • Ensure implementation and compliance to Partnership policies, performance management standards, principles, protocols and best practices, while seeking to implement performance management guidelines on reasonable level;

  • Ensure excellent standards in managing the human, financial, capital and technical resources of the organization, which also includes inspiring and maintaining high standards of work and clear accountability to stakeholders;

  • Ensure business continuity through an integrated risk management approach, including security, financial, operational and reputation risks by developing contingency plans and scenarios, and implementing standards for monitoring, escalating, responding to and managing incidents; and take ownership of the action plans;

  • Ensure effective and efficient organizational practices that result in successful financial and operational audit ratings, and ensure execution of action plans to resolve audit findings in an agreed and timely manner and undertake appropriate reporting of audit results and actions;

  • Ensure high ministry quality in the pursuit of Child Well Being impact, with the National Office achieving planned annual targets at all stages of the LEAP 3 (Learning Through Evaluation with Accountability & Planning) cycle on a sustainable basis;

  • Ensure the continued development of technical approaches and establishment of national level programs; and that adequate resources are acquired and managed to meet and enable quality program implementation; strengthen evidence-based programming and enable staff to use evidence to improve decision-making;

  • Ensure accountability for the implementation of effective ministry to all key stakeholders. Ensure a relevant, timely and accurate flow of management and operational reports according to program objectives and standards and to meet reporting standards of donors and international partners, Regional and Partnership Offices (as specified in the Covenant of Partnership) and local partners;

  • Promote a culture that is consistent with World Vision’s Core Values, encourages adherence to good internal controls practices and ensuring at the same time the highest standards of quality and compliance with World Vision policies and international standards for emergency response, disaster mitigation, rehabilitation and development;

  • Ensure the National Office complies to all local laws, protocols and standards and remains in good standing in the local community; represent World Vision in courts if required; and ensure and oversee proper mechanisms for Child Protection and other World Vision standards and principles implementation;

  • Ensure office profile management and positioning, security function planning and implementation to ensure staff and organizational safety and security.

External Engagement & Advocacy:

  • Represent World Vision and effectively manage the profile of World Vision Jerusalem West Bank and Gaza and relationships with the Government of Israel, Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), the governing authorities in the West Bank and Gaza;

  • Manage relations with AIDA (Association of International Development Agencies) and the international community cooperating on areas of common interests while maintaining operational independence;

  • Build World Vision’s profile with relevant Government Ministries and local Governorates, donor and UN agencies, churches and local media; Position World Vision Jerusalem West Bank and Gaza as a partner of choice with key donor agencies;

  • Actively participate as a member of the UN Humanitarian Country Team and ensure strong representation on the UN Advocacy Sub Committee;

  • Strengthen awareness of World Vision’s s programmes both within and external to the World Vision Partnership;

  • Provide leadership and support to World Vision Partnership international advocacy initiatives and campaigns, including “It takes a world to end violence against children”, World Vision’s global communications campaign.

  • Review and approve all World Vision media statements regarding Israel and Palestine Act as spokesperson of World Vision with the media;

  • Take a leading role in supporting the World Vision Partnership to resolve and manage and media crisis regarding World Vision’s engagement in Israel and Palestine.

Documentation and Reporting:

  • Participate in World Vision Middle East and Eastern European (MEERO) regional leadership meetings and provide monthly reports on a timely basis to Regional Leadership on national office highlights and top issues;

  • Report to World Vision internal and external stakeholders on a regular basis; participate in relevant strategic and operational coordination forums and meetings (both internal and external);

  • Visit Jerusalem West Bank and Gaza field operations locations regularly, to assess the ministry progress and encourage staff, and to provide progress reports to the World Vision Middle East and Eastern European Regional Leadership;

  • Ensure that all Jerusalem West Bank and Gaza National Office operational records are maintained and retained securely;

  • Other responsibilities may be added or removed as the situation requires.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • University degree or qualification in a relevant subject with a focus on leadership, management, project management or other relevant skills;

  • At least 10 years proven leadership and operational experience with International NGOs / UN;

  • Proven work experience in dynamic conflict zones;

  • Ability to analyse complex political contexts;

  • Proven visionary and strategic thinking, combined with the ability to analyse critical issues and develop discerning conclusions;

  • Ability to work under pressure and make key decisions that impact the safety and wellbeing of WV staff;

  • Good knowledge of finance, financial management and internal controls;

  • A mature Christian with sound values;

  • Experience working as a Christian in a predominantly Muslim context;

  • Understanding and experience of Arabic culture and values;

  • Experience in managing integrated Relief/Development and Advocacy programs;

  • Proven experience in overseeing large Government grants, major private donors and/or complex multi sectorial operations;

  • Strong team building and coaching experience, especially in leading organisational and cultural change;

  • World Vision international experience;

  • Politically astute and well developed diplomatic skills (dealing with host government, state and non-state armed actors, donors and staff and WV Partnership);

  • Proven skills in negotiation and ability to handle multiple demands from many stakeholders (networking);

  • Must be a collaborator and team builder committed to the transfer of knowledge;

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

  • Responsible steward of resources and assets;

  • Innovator and courageous, calculated risk taker;

  • Fluent in English (written and oral) is required, knowledge of Arabic is an added advantage;

  • Experience and/ or clear understanding of National Board governance and development process

  • Previous National Director Experience;

  • Exposure to conflict and post-conflict contexts as well as interfaith dialogue.

Preferred:

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) with ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with senior internal and external stakeholders;

  • Personal integrity and commitment to faithful stewardship and accountability;

  • Understands and values diversity and maximizes diversity to achieve organizational goals;

  • Must have knowledge of basic computer software such as MS Office and Lotus Notes;

  • Experience in the Middle East.

National Director, World Vision Afghanistan

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Provide strategic leadership and Senior Management oversight of the design, operation and funding of World Vision’s ministry in Afghanistan.

Lead the Senior Leadership Team, ensuring that the strategy implementation is meeting desired goals and objectives and that the Afghanistan office is appropriately structured, financially viable and appropriately resourced and compliant with WV policies.

To represent World Vision and the National Office externally as deemed appropriate including with host government representatives, donors, SOs, partners and other WV Partnership offices.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy/Plan:

  • Lead the alignment of the country strategy with the overall World Vision International partnership Our Promise 2030 strategy.

  • Ensure strategic and operational alignment of all National Office functions to meet humanitarian needs while considering operational feasibility and technical quality.

  • Lead and be accountable for business planning, annual budgeting and acquisition of funding to implement the strategy (includes ensuring proper cost recovery in all grants and other funding streams).

  • Lead in assessment and implementation of enterprise risk management and business continuity contingency planning.

Leadership & Management:

  • Promote WV’s Vision, Mission, Core Values and key global Partnership standards and practices across offices and partner agencies.

  • Lead and mentor the Senior Leadership Team in a manner that facilitates a high performance culture, openness, trustworthy & strong relationships, collaboration, integrity & decisiveness.

  • Ensure an organisational structure that results in optimal efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Ensure high standards of management of people, financial, capital and technical resources of the Response. Inspiring and maintaining high standards of work and clear accountability to stakeholders.

  • Ensure that proper risk management requirements are in place, including standards for monitoring, escalating to and managing incidents.

  • Ensure internal communications mechanisms are in place so policies, information and decisions are shared with staff as appropriate.

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

  • Respect, value and promote gender, age, religious and ethnic diversity.

  • Model a high standard of Christian leadership, maturity and integrity as an example to staff, and provide overall spiritual leadership.

Collaboration & Networking:

  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships and partnerships with host government, donors, other NGOs, UN agencies and clusters, humanitarian community, Support Offices, Civil Society and diverse faith-based organisations.

  • Ensure that WV-Afghanistan engages in relevant national coordination mechanisms and, where relevant, consortium meetings including representing WV as Head of office/response at relevant NGO coordination meetings and forums.

  • Ensure a strong advocacy capacity, in particular child-focused themes aligned with strategy and organizational priorities.

  • Ensure World Vision’s presence and effectiveness in Afghanistan and that World Vision leadership receives timely information and mitigation solutions for security and other risk factors.

Ministry Standards/Accountability:

  • Ensure high ministry quality and high impact by developing and implementing programs which meet World Vision highest quality and standards.

  • Ensure that all programs are implemented, monitored and evaluated to measure impact and in accordance with donors, SOs, Region and other stakeholders’ frameworks.

  • Ensure that proper feedback and complaint mechanisms for beneficiaries, communities, other stakeholders and World Vision staff are in place.

  • Ensure adequate technical capacity is in place or externally accessible.

  • Ensure measurable improvement in the well-being of children is achieved as evidenced by achieving targeted improvement in the child well-being outcomes.

  • Ensure accountability for the implementation of effective ministry to all key stakeholders.

Finance & Compliance:

  • Ensure efficient and effective organizational practices that would result in successful financial and operational audit scores.

  • Ensure financial resources are managed according to agreements with donors and standards approved by World Vision.

  • Ensure a close, effective and supportive relationship is developed with Regional Office to improve efficiency and eliminate unapproved organizational obstructions.

  • Ensure that audit reports are responded and recommendations implemented within approved / agreed timeframes in order to ensure risk mitigation.

  • Ensure strong operational compliance through timeliness and completeness of program/project reports.

  • Exercise good stewardship over all resources by maintaining sound internal controls, risk register, procedures and records according to WVI accountability standards.

People & Culture (Human Resources):

  • Ensure that P&C policies are adapted and aligned with those of World Vision International.

  • Ensure that the quality of staff recruited and retained are at a level to meet the organization’s overall performance expectations.

  • Promote a culture of learning and development, employee engagement and good stewardship of human capital in the office.

  • Ensure P&C establishes a staff care function and mechanism that supports staff well-being.

Security:

  • Ensure that World Vision’s security policies and protocols are implemented and monitored on a regular basis.

  • Ensure the ongoing monitoring of the external security environment.

  • Ensure experienced, high quality staffing of the security function.

Reporting & Knowledge Management:

  • Liaise with programme and information management teams to ensure internal and external reporting requirements are planned for, aligned and meet quality and deadline requirements.

  • Ensure that communication products are developed and disseminated to internal and external audiences.

  • Ensure internal coordination & information sharing mechanisms result in improved staff awareness and performance.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • University degree or qualification in a relevant subject with a focus on team management, project management or other relevant skills.

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

  • 5 + years proven Senior Leadership experience with International NGOs in emergency relief, rehabilitation and transition programming.

  • Proven track record of leading multi-cultural teams in complex, culturally and politically-sensitive contexts.

  • Proven track record of grant acquisition and management and growing and managing multi-million dollar budgets.

  • Knowledge of UN humanitarian architecture and donor community.

  • Politically astute and well developed diplomatic skills (dealing with host governments, donors and staff).

  • Extensive experience in programme management and implementation of multi-sectoral emergency response projects.

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) with ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with senior internal and external stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated success as a collaborator and team builder committed to the transfer of knowledge.

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.

  • Responsible steward of resources and assets.

  • Innovator and calculated risk taker.

  • Understands, values and promotes diversity to achieve organizational goals.

  • Knowledge of computer software such as MS Office and email programs.

  • Fluent in English (written and oral).

  • Experience in Afghanistan or in other similar fragile-context environment.

  • The role of ND Afghanistan requires the ability to work in a dynamic multi-disciplinary environment where internal and external political and military tensions and conflicts are ongoing. A firm understanding of the complex security environments is essential. Also ability to work and lead a multinational / Multicultural team in restricted Muslim context is essential.

Preferred:

  • Full adherence to World Vision Child Protection, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies.

WVV Development Facilitator (Temporary) - Tua Chua, Dien Bien

World Vision is a Christian relief and development organisation working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As a child-focused organization, World Vision’s (WV) work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. WVV has a total income of around US$ 19,000,000 (FY17) with funding from 16 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Funding of WVV consists of sponsorship program funding (70%) and Private Non Sponsorship (PNS)/Grants (30%). World Vision International-Vietnam employs about 430 staff, of which 99% are Vietnamese nationals.

In 2018, World Vision Vietnam is implementing 37 Area Programmes (APs) which operate in 5 zones: North 1 (Hoa Binh, Dien Bien), North 2 (Yen Bai, Tuyen Quang), North 3 (Hung Yên, Thanh Hoa, Hai Phong), Central (Quang Tri, Quang Nam, Danang) and South (Quang Ngai, Binh Thuan, Ho Chi Minh, DakNong). WVV’s APs focus within one administrative district of a province which usually populated by ethnic minority people with very high rates of poverty. A uniqueness of WVV’s AP approach and structure is that team members are based at district level where the AP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis. Beside the APs, WVV is also implementing different Special and Grant Projects to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children in both AP and non-AP areas.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To serve as a catalyst, partnership broker, and builder of the capacity of local partners, facilitating the development process toward the improved and sustained well-being of children within their families and community, especially the most vulnerable children.

To manage the technical projects in assigned communes

ROLE DIMENSIONS:

1.Community Engagement and Sponsorship: (Time spent: 50%)

Planning:

Facilitate partnering/ networking with and connections among different local stakeholders (formal and informal community groups, businesses, NGOs and

local government agencies, etc.) to mobilize resources for the well-being of children

Raise awareness of local partners and community in assigned commune on WV’s Christian identity and values, child focused and community based

development approach

Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in AP planning and annual community review and planning

Facilitate AP planning activities at the assigned communes

Facilitate annual community review and planning at the assigned communes

Support communities and partners to develop and implement the community-based disaster preparedness plans

Monitoring:

Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in the assigned communes in shared monitoring

Facilitate shared monitoring activities and reports

Facilitate refection meetings with participation of communities

Facilitate annual program effectiveness/ PAF self-review and community based groups self-review

Child participation and protection:

Strengthen child clubs and children led community initiatives

Promote the use of child friendly tools such as photo voice, body map, river of life to increase child participation and voice in the

community

Strengthen child protection committees in the assigned communes

MVC inclusion:

Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in MVC mapping

Facilitate the process of MVC mapping and updates

Utilize MVC mapping results for program planning and support – to make sure MVC are included and best benefiting from technical

project interventions/ models

Document best practices, lesion learnt and MSC (Most Significant Change) stories of MVC and their families

Micro projects:

Strengthen community based groups the assigned communes and build capacity for them in micro projects planning

Identify and engage communities and partners in micro projects

Facilitate the community based groups in development and implementation of micro projects

Facilitate community based groups in monitoring and reporting of micro projects.

Sponsorship integration:

Include RC in project activities and monitor participation and benefits of RC and their families

Coordinate the child registration and well-being monitoring of children, including RC in assigned communes as per sponsorship standards

through the SR volunteer network

2. Program Management in assigned communes: (Time spent: 50%)

Implementation of Technical Models

  • Work closely with TPOs to introduce and build capacity for local partners on technical project models, guidelines, tools

  • Facilitate the implementation of technical models in alignment with the standard guidelines (cost norms..) and tools

  • Work closely with TPO and technical local partners to facilitate the supportive supervision process in assigned communes to ensure technical quality of the project models

  • Mainstream CCT (CPPa, gender, environment, disability) in all project activities whenever appropriate

  • Document best practices and advocate for the replication of technical project models to larger scale

  • Monitor and report (ITT and narrative) on the progress of Technical Projects (monthly, semi-annually, annually)

  • Facilitate communities and partners to participate in the baseline survey and evaluation in assigned communes

Financial Management

  • Manage resources with integrity and stewardship, in compliance with WVV’s financial policies and procedures.

  • Coordinate procurement and strategic sourcing in assigned commune

KNOWLEDGE – SKILL – ABILITIES

1.Education

Bachelor degree, preferably in education, public health, community development, social work.

2. Knowledge & Skills

  • Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes.

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of key aspects of development work; including child protection, nutrition /health, livelihoods, resilience, advocacy, cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender, environment, disability, child participation).

  • Skills in facilitation of development processes, including organisation, mobilisation and influence of partners (especially at commune level) and partnering among different development partners.

  • Demonstrated capacity in project management, with conceptual understanding and required competency in DME functions (e.g. Facilitate monitoring processes with partners and community, analyze and interpret monitoring data).

  • Strong interpersonal skills and well-developed written and oral communications skills in Vietnamese.

  • Good English skill.

  • Solid computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email.

  • Ability to think critically and reflect.

  • Ability to lead own learning and development

3. Experience

  • At least 2 years work experience in community development.

  • Experience in program implementation, community mobilization and participatory approach would be an advantage.

  • Experience in capacity building for local stakeholders/partners.

  • Experience of working with children and ethnic minorities

4. Work Environment

  • Based at district level

  • Working in team environment and under minimum supervision

World Vision Vietnam is a Christian non-government organization. Applicants having working experience in a similar kind of organization will be an advantage.

Our contact details are:

People and Culture Department – Ms. Nguyen Dieu Trang

World Vision International - Vietnam

Address: HEAC Buiilding, No. 14-16 Ham Long, 4th Floor

Tel: (84)39439920

We give equal opportunity to every candidate, regardless of religion, race and gender.

A competitive salary, benefits and career development opportunity will be offered and commensurate with the experience, qualifications and responsibilities.