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Senior Food Assistance Advisor

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Senior Food Assistance Advisor for Southern Africa takes a leadership role in expanding the food assistance portfolio by providing strategic guidance to the region in how to use food as a resource for responding to the needs facing the vulnerable communities that have resulted from a rise in malnutrition across the region. With growing conflicts across the globe, the need for food assistance continues to rise. This role provides a strong advisory role and guidance to NO's aimed at the targeting the use of food as a resource.

Additionally, this role is tasked with advising, guiding and providing direction around the implementation of Food Assistance that is both food and Cash. It calculates the risks and guides offices to ensure accountability to donors and communities. Thus the intent of the role is to assist offices in pre-positioning funding opportunities from various donors through the technical oversight of quality food assistance designs, implementation and close-out of projects promoting food assistance across the globe.

The Senior Food Assistance Adviser is also expected to provide technical, macro-level thought-leadership on Emergency Response, Talent Management, Sustainable Livelihood Programming and Capacity Building in all areas of food assistance programming including Local and Regional Purchase and procurement. The position also requires leveraging WV’s influence and excellence in programming to advocate for increased assistance to the needy. The position further focuses on substantive donor engagement in close collaboration with respective SOs and other regional sector staff (e.g. HEA, Food & Livelihoods Security, and Nutrition

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Technical Support:

  • Enhance and maintain excellent performance in the management of food assistance projects in compliance with Donor Standards by providing techinical oversight to the NOs through periodic monitoring visits, overseeing the establishment and implementation of compliance systems and procedures and ensuring that audit risks are identified and minimised in a timely manager.

Emergency Response:

  • Work with National Offices in the design and implementation of food assistance program during emergency response, focus on Southern Africa Region and in Cat 3 Global Emergencies when there is a need.

Technical Capacity Development:

  • Ensuring that Southern Africa Region have adequate food assistance staff capacity to design and implement quality food assistance program.

Strategic Positioning and Engagement:

  • Promoting the WV Way – more working with others integration of activities and plans.

  • Engagement with GC Sector Teams and TSO.

  • Supporting Advocacy, Research and Policy.

  • Lessons learnt, Best Practice and Adaptive Learning.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A post graduate degree ( MSC / MA) is required.

  • Formal training and specialist knowledge in Food Programming and related systems strongly preferred strong knowledge of major food assistance donors and regulations ( WFP, USAID. USDA, EC, ECHO etc) and Training in community mobilization, TOT / facilitators recommended.

  • 15 Years experience in humanitarian work, ten of which must be in food assistance management as a manager or equivalent.

  • Experience in setting up and operationalizing food programs in Category II and Category II emergency relief operations.

  • A proven ability in donor relations and networking and fundraising. Effectively develop relationships and relate to donors, NGOs, counterparts and government agencies.

  • Requires ability to write and well analyze and express ideas in a sensitive manner within the context of a humanitarian approach.

  • Excellent presentation skills.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English, French and Spanish.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 50% of the time.

MEAL Officer

Position: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer (Subject to Funding)

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer is responsible to implement a functional MEAL system at field level. He/she provides support to the programmes and operations departments in designing, monitoring and evaluating all projects’ interventions. Moreover, he/she works with the direct supervisor in the coordination and/or the implementation of projects’ baselines and evaluations, as well as the implementation of standardized MEAL processes and tools for all sectors at field level.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Design

  • Support MEAL Manager as requested (One Syria Response, strategy, sectoral frameworks, EBP (based on Regional and Global strategic priorities for Evidence Building), overall MEAL system set-up, ad-hoc requests…)

  • Support MEAL Manager in leading the proposal development process in terms of MEAL input (logframe, budgeting for MEAL activities and staffing, MEAL narrative plan, etc.)

  • Develop project specific MEAL frameworks in coordination with project staff

Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting

  • Develop methodology, sampling, and tools for outcome and process monitoring studies including pre-posttests, PIMs/PDMs, FGDs, KIIs, etc.

  • Plan, lead and oversee the implementation of outcome monitoring studies for grants such as PIMs/PDMs, midline and endline studies, pre-post tests, FGDs, KIIs, etc. (coordinate, follow up, and review the outcome monitoring methodology, tools and reports for grants

  • Lead project specific evaluations and baselines at field level (development of ToR, select and short-list consultants, coordinate with consultant, review of design methodology and tools, review final reports, attend interpretation workshops, etc. if externally led; and conduct data analysis and report writing if internally-led)

  • Implement field level tasks for outcome and process monitoring of grants, including pre-posttests, PIMs/PDMs, midline and end line studies, FGDs, KIIs, etc. (training of casual workers, planning field data collection, coordination of data collection, supervising, facilitating, coding tools, developing datasets, data cleaning, analysis, reporting)

  • Implement field level tasks for the Syria strategy Impact Assessment (training casual workers, ensuring quality of data collection through supervision, data cleaning…)

  • Responsible for the coordination of projects baselines and evaluation studies (coordination at field level with consultants, beneficiaries and partners/stakeholders if externally led and methodology, development of tools, data collection, and cleaning if internally led)

  • Provide support in training project staff and partners on reporting requirements, core humanitarian standards, output level monitoring and conduct regular training for Operations staff on data collection and data entry for pre-post tests

  • Contribute to the MEAL related component of the Child Well-Being Report (requirement by GC for Response Offices to also submit a CWBR - as per frequency set by GC)

  • Conduct ITT verifications of projects, in coordination with project staff on a monthly basis and ensure project level ITT are updated with accurate data on a monthly basis and key findings are shared with management at the program review meetings

  • Conduct project site visits regularly and monitor partner & direct implementation on a regular basis for quality standards through scheduled visits, data quality audits, spot checks…

  • Ensure that critical MEAL findings and recommendations are discussed and addressed by management

Accountability to Beneficiaries

  • Conduct Information Provision & Feedback sessions with beneficiaries and guide beneficiaries seeking help through WV Jordan hotline, field visits, and other complaints and feedback mechanisms

  • Receive, process and respond to beneficiary feedback and complaints and communicate progress back to beneficiaries

  • Present complaints and feedback report (including trend analysis) monthly to all WVJ staff at Grants Performance Tracker meeting and brief project team on accountability issues

  • Maintain a proper filing system for all the complaints and feedback with filling codes

  • Conduct exit interviews, observation and reporting

  • Investigate allegations of irregularities, fraud, corruption or other forms of misconduct by directly liaising with the affected beneficiaries

Research and Learning

  • Co-lead lessons learned events for projects with project managers and technical staff (preparation, facilitation and report writing)

  • Implement any potential research studies/EBP at field level (data collection, cleaning…) - (based on Regional and Global strategic priorities for Evidence Building)

Miscellaneous

  • Complete Horizon tasks relevant to assigned projects (uploading MEAL plans and monitoring data) - (requirement by GC to roll-out Horizon at Office level)

  • Attend internal and external meetings relevant to assigned projects

  • Attend internal and external training, workshops, events, etc.

  • Manage and follow up on P&C and financial related matters for casual workers and conduct performance agreement and review with direct supervisor

Education, Knowledge and Skills

  • BS Degree in international development, international relations, public health, nutrition, statistics, community development, or other relevant discipline is required

  • Experience in design and implementation of MEAL systems, including qualitative and quantitative approaches to baselines, monitoring and evaluations is required

  • Good working knowledge of statistical packages (Excel, etc.) is required

  • Very good knowledge of ODK database/SMAP server

  • Expert data handling skills (classification, categorizing, tabulation etc.) and demonstrates diligence in data management

  • Good knowledge of information presentation techniques (graphing, charting, tabling etc.) and interpreting them

  • Information dissemination skills is required

  • Good knowledge of and experience with humanitarian guidelines and principles.

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure

  • Organization, planning, and time management skills

  • Detailed oriented and able to verify data quality

  • Stays open to internal and external feedback

  • Good contextual knowledge of local community and social/cultural constraints, realities and organizational relationships

  • Ability to understand, explain and contextualize MEAL tools

  • High level communications skills

  • Ability to build positive relationships in a cross cultural environment

  • Excellent written English, with fluency in speaking Arabic and English

  • Ability to write very good quality reports in English is required

  • Preferred working knowledge of advanced statistical packages (SPSS etc.)

  • Understands international standards in humanitarian protection and accountability (e.g. HAP, SPHERE, Red Cross Code of Conduct, etc)

  • The position requires ability to attend and participate in capacity building opportunities, trainings and meetings locally and internationally as required by the organization

  • Minimum one to two years of experience in working in a relief or development NGO with a focus on MEAL processes

  • The position requires 90% of the time to be field-based and 10% at office level

  • Position requires willingness and ability to continue to function during a crisis, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster.

  • The position requires availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours occasionally.

Information Management Coordinator

Position Title: Information Management Coordinator

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The purpose of this position is to ensure that WVI Syria Office as a whole has functioning Information management systems that would consist of skills, knowledge, tools and processes to capture, process, disseminate and archive data at all levels of the organization, as well as to ensure that meaningful program information from internal and external sources are collected and centralized in a timely manner within WVI Syria Office to support decision making, evidence generation and stronger positioning of the office.

The Information Management Coordinator would capture all World Vision Syria program information, works in coordination with the Programmes unit and all other operational and support units to map the information flows, the reporting requirements and the existing information archives. As well, s/he would liaise internally and externally to exchange vital programmatic information.

The Information Coordinator holds a key role within WVI Syria Office to collate and provide standards and processes, tools, information and analysis to support the decision making by the Senior Management Team

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Management of Data System

· Works with IMMAP on the establishment of the information management system.

· Ensures the efficient and optimal management of WV Syria’s information and data flows through an appropriate, coherent and high-performance management system.

· Plans IM activities and oversees their implementation; manages and supervises related resources.

· Coordinates activities in accordance with practices and rules applicable to other actors involved in information management (state structures, humanitarian coordination, etc.).

· Ensures ethical principles related to M&E and IM are respected, especially those concerning gender equality, fairness and “do no harm”.

· In alignment with World Vision data protection SoP, protects confidential data, applies the principles of informed consent, and protects children during the collection, processing, analysis and use of all programmatic data.

Management of data and tools

· Takes responsibility for centralising and organising programme data collected in the field, and in particular:

· Analysing the IM needs of project, programme, MEAL and IM teams, and defining and selecting appropriate IM tools and software

· Ensuring that the information collection and management systems used by partners and project, programme and MEAL teams are integrated and consistent

· Designing digital tools for entering, compiling and analysing data using appropriate software and platforms, and configuring data processing software as required

· Designing, writing and sharing IM procedures, ensuring that these documents are adapted to users

· Designs and establishes the master beneficiary database, and is primarily responsible for the security, updating and processing of data

· Designs survey forms on mobile terminals and manages related platforms

· When requested to do so by programme or MEAL teams, produces maps to explain the context or monitoring of activities, support decision-making, illustrate reports, etc.

· Manages any existing professional tools (for example, Health Case Management, distribution tools, including EWARN, etc.)

· Coordinating data entry and updates to tables, databases and software (with any IM operators, M&E staff, and project/programme team members involved in entering data)

· Launching specific data cleaning and analysis operations as requested by MEAL Manager

· Manages the security and archiving of all programmatic data generated by the projects, MEAL, programs and the other technical units. Ensures compliance to the data protection policy and that confidential data is protected in accordance with established rules

· Managing relationships with external actors involved in IM (data sharing protocols, etc.)

· Managing relationships with any external service providers involved in IM (contracting, monitoring service providers, evaluating, etc.)

· Provides training to field teams so they can use the tools developed and advises programme and MEAL teams on data processing and analysis activities.

· Reports any data quality issues to MEAL Manager and MEAL/QA Coordinators.

· Informs the Project Manager and/or Programme Coordinator of any unmet targets, contextual changes (risks and opportunities) and negative effects on beneficiaries.

Learning/training

· Helps build the skills of teams and partners in the IM field

· Ensures IM tools and procedures are capitalized on

· Helps develop a dynamic approach to IM inside and outside World Vision (by creating connections between World Vision projects and delegations and as part of regional partnerships, networks, centres of expertise, working groups, etc.)

Reporting, Security and child safety

· Provides the analysis and indicator tracking required by MEAL Manager

· Ensures reporting to external humanitarian for a is completed on time

· Updates and keeps the master beneficiary database alive.

· Reports on the whole of Syria beneficiary reach.

· Understands and applies security policies, the Child Safeguarding Policy and fraud prevention policies.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor degree in Software Engineer, Data Analysis or any relevant field of study

  • Thorough knowledge in quantitative and qualitative data collection methods, and analysis is essential, especially the use of SPSS / “R” softwares for quantitative analysis

  • Thorough knowledge of excel, Microsoft and coding.

  • Command of IT and file management tools in general

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in the field of information management in humanitarian context.

  • Proven experience in establishing a fully functional IM system for an organization thats supported by bilateral & multilateral international donors serving more than 50,000 beneficiaries within a period of 24 months.

  • Experience in designing and managing tools for entering, compiling and pre-analysing data, and an understanding of database issues

  • Experience with Data types and data collection methods, as well as data collection and processing in the field

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

  • Fluency in the local language (Arabic) is required.

  • Previous working experience in Syria and local Syrian NGO can be an advantage.

  • Previous engagement with the Syria Crisis response in Turkey, inside Syria, Lebanon, Jordan & Iraq can be an advantage.

  • Good understanding on database management and data structures.

Monitoring Evaluation Accountability & Learning Coordinator

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Monitoring & Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator, Emergency Food Security Project (EFSP) will be based on Ukhiya with frequently visits to working areas to ensure the quality of the response operation through effective MEAL system implementation including monitoring, accountability initiatives, support baseline and evaluations, compile lessons learnt collaboratively with field staff and other partners of the program. The MEAL Coordinator is responsible for following up the Accountability Team, MEAL Officers assigned to him/her and MEAL plan on a daily basis. She/He is also responsible for collecting project and program data from the field according to the set M&E plans and processing the data collected into usable formats for analysis. She/He will also have oversight on Customer Relations Management (CRM) implementation and effectiveness.

The MEAL Coordinator will be reporting to Project Manager-EFSP with Matrix Reporting to MEAL Specialist.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assuring effective and evidence base DME systems to deliver quality programme outcome across the response:

  • Responsible for the implementation of different pre and post assessment, including sample selection, data collection, data entry, data analysis, data validation, reporting, etc. as per the sector / project base assessment /baseline plan.

  • Ensure reliability and accuracy of project level data (qualitative and quantitative) by establishing a data quality assurance plan and incorporating feedback from data quality assessments.

  • Effectively plan, implement, deliver and monitor PDM process to ensure the timely and effective donor communication and internal decision making.

  • Develop project base MEAL plan with collaboration and coordination peer MEAL staff and sector staff.

  • Regular analysis of monitoring data carried out and relevant data shared appropriately.

  • Strengthen QA mechanisms & evidence based system for the decision making within cross functional operation team.

  • Oversight on CRM.

Increasing MEAL capacity of staff to ensure programme quality:

  • Organize learning events and apply blended learning methods to ensure to address the MEAL capacity gaps in field operation staff.

  • Facilitate capacity building event for the staff and partners on knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary for effective MEAL through training and coaching event frequently.

  • Ensure the all project staff understand their roles and responsibilities in collecting, analyzing and using MEAL data/ information for decision-making, and work with staff to operationalize outcome measurement and data collection using established processes, procedures and the project MEAL plan.

  • Update the partners, and relevant stakeholders on required DME process, standard and systems.

Establishing effective community led monitoring system and accountability system for sustaining response actions:

  • Effectively monitor the community led monitoring system.

  • Apply the community led monitoring findings as the inputs ongoing and upcoming projects.

  • Ensure to disseminate the program designs and MEAL plan with working groups and partners appropriately to the context.

  • Monitoring of HAF and accountability indicators, as part of process tracking at project level.

  • Set up simple systems to manage the information generated by community led monitoring to inform the decision for strengthening the accountability system with strong coordination with accountability coordinator.

Facilitating to the bring the effective learning culture to the response environment:

  • Developing Effective learning & knowledge management system to disseminate the learnings for decision making.

  • Conduct reflections and learning events at field, project and sector level.

  • Cross learning is documented and shared with appropriate group/stakeholders.

  • Conduct simple data analysis and present and disseminate evidences for decision.

  • Ensure the availability of project information on time/ update in data repository as appropriate.

  • Ensure the reflection findings quickly been incorporated into the current and future projects in response.

Manage Staff Performance:

  • Oversee the work of the MEAL Coordinators ensuring that the tasks are completed properly.

  • Ensure optimization of subordinates potentials through coaching, on-the-job training, and capacity building.

  • Effectively manage the performance of direct reports ensuring performance agreements, regular performance discussions, and annual appraisal are done.

Perform other duties as required:

  • Increasing demonstration and understanding of and commitment to World Vision’s Core Values in the approach to work and relationships in response environment.

  • Update the knowledge and capacity of his/her own, on new partnership DM initiatives, and our response MEAL mechanisms.

  • Participate for the trainings and other necessary training and workshops as required.

  • Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any incidents or breaches to line manager and / or security manager.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Line Manager.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Master degree in Social Sciences/Statistics/Development Management/International Development or relevant field.

  • Understand poverty issues, development theories and holistic development.

  • Training and Facilitation skills.

  • Proven report wring skills.

  • Proven management and leadership ability.

  • Proven experience as a team player.

  • Demonstrated collaboration skills.

  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience in Emergency Response.

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in M&E.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Community Development experience.

  • Excellent Computer skills in MS office, SPSS, Epi info ,NViVO and other statistical packages.

  • Project PRO License.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Good time management and organizational skills.

  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office computer programs.

  • Good analytical skills.

  • Creativity and innovation.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires field visits up to 20% to 30% and ability and willingness to travel response.

  • Office up to 10% to 20% of the time.

Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

BACKGROUND

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbors and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

Position Title: Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Location: Chimanimani

Purpose of Position

To set up and manage the Accountability, Monitoring and Evaluation system to support programme management and accountability functions for an emergency response project being implemented in Chimanimani District.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Design and manage the implementation of programme and project accountability, monitoring and evaluation plans in alignment with the Design, Accountability, Monitoring and Evaluation LEAP framework. Participate in project design

  • Manage the identification and design of key indicators, appropriate tools, formats and procedures for operational monitoring at each level of the objective hierarchy;

  • Assist in setting up monitoring systems to track project performance and changes in the project according to set international humanitarian standards.

  • Produce reports as per accountability, monitoring and evaluation plan’s reporting schedule and in accordance with approved LEAP reporting formats

  • Disseminate information from Accountability, Monitoring and Evaluation to project management, implementing partners and funding agencies;

  • Formulate and ensure inclusion of accountability, monitoring and evaluation budgets in programme and project design documents

  • Develop and manage an updated database and information management system for programme indicators and monitoring activities

  • Organise and facilitate trainings on accountability, monitoring and evaluation functions for capacity development and awareness among relevant staff

  • Implement and support district staff to implement information provision guidelines and district level information provision strategy.

  • Ensure implementation of feedback and complaints mechanisms in the district. This includes ensuring adherence to Feedback and Complaints Policy and Procedures, Help Desk Guidelines, Suggestion Box Guidelines etc. Including confidentiality, timely and appropriate response.

  • Compile and submit quality reports to Design, Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator as directed. Ensure that all reports are highly accurate, comprehensive, well documented and will guarantee the credibility of the program.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Statistics and Research or any related field.

  • Three years relevant work experience or a relevant master’s degree and 2 years work experience; one year of which should have been at a supervisory level.

  • Experience in design and implementation of accountability, monitoring and evaluation systems including both qualitative and quantitative approaches.

  • In-depth working knowledge of computer based statistical packages including SPSS, CsPro, Epinfo and Excel; and information dissemination software

  • Good report writing and information dissemination skills

  • Good contextual knowledge of local community and social/cultural constraints, realities and organisational relationships for effective project design and implementation

  • Experience in training and community consultation highly desired

  • Experience in facilitating focus group discussions with local communities and reporting.

  • Good knowledge of humanitarian accountability guidelines and principles

  • Clean class 4 driver’s licence

Design Monitoring & Evaluation (DME) Assistant - Kotagala

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the worlds most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and currently works through 35 development and relief programmes in 20 Districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for forty years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.

We are currently looking for dynamic & creative individuals to join us in our journey of caring.

Design, Monitoring & Evaluation (DME) Assistant

Locations – Kotagala (Nuwara Eliya AP)

Job Profile

The DME Assistant will support the Area Programme(AP) Manager in effective design, monitoring and evaluation of the projects in order to measure impact and share learning. The position will also conduct/ facilitate a situation analysis, develop and maintain monitoring systems for the project/ programmes, carry out monitoring visits and prepare field reports. He/She will support the AP MEAL Coordinator in developing databases, gather monitoring evidence and examine requirements in meeting established quality standards.

The position will also maintain good relationship with internal and external partners including national office, support officers, donors, sponsors, other NGO’s, Professional agencies and Government Agencies and coordinate logistical requirements for monitoring & evaluation assessments. The DME Assistant will ensure accurate and timely submission of all relevant reports & to be able to design and develop relevant systems in order to improve the quality of programmes.

Required Qualifications, Experience & Competencies

  • Bachelor Degree in social Sciences/ Development Management/ International Development or any other relevant field or

  • Diploma in social Sciences/ Development Management/ International Development or other relevant field

  • Proficiency with statistical analysis using SPSS, SAS, Minitab or equivalent and database management

  • Knowledge & experience on development of qualitative data collection methods and analysis skills

  • Data handling skills (classification, categorizing, tabulation etc.) and demonstrates diligence in data analysis and management

  • Understand poverty issues, development theories and holistic development

  • Training and Facilitation skills with proven ability in working well in a team with good collaboration skills

  • Knowledge & experience on social research and process

  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office computer programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills, including training development and delivery

  • Good Interpersonal skills and able to work in a team and be prepared to train the others

  • Preferred minimum of 1 year of working experience in community development

World Vision Lanka offers a competitive remuneration package based on individual competence and skills. If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply for this or any of the available vacancies, select the position you wish to apply for & submit your on-line applicationwith your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Closing Date: 20th June 2019

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

ICT Tutor - (Erbil, Duhok, Sulaymaniyah, Nineveh)

ICT Tutor

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Tutor will lead the ICT and English courses provided through digital skills training and professional support related to Tech for Food project to vulnerable Syrian refugees, Internally Displaced Iraqis and host communities in Ninawa, Sulaymaniyah, Duhok and Erbil Governorates of Iraq.

The ICT& English Tutor will work closely with Tech for Food project coordinator and team leader to ensure high quality courses and smooth implementation of the training sessions on a daily basis and a positive and productive learning environment.

The ICT& English Tutor will ensure to follow the agreed curriculum by providing 8 teaching hours every day during the working time in terms to achieve the goals by creating sustainable livelihood opportunities for vulnerable communities by transforming and making their skills “portable”, giving them access to the digital workplace and the future of work, as well as providing them with opportunities to generate income and improve household food security and ensuring compliance to Donor and World Vision requirements /guidelines and uphold commitment to beneficiary entitlement.

The holder of the position should have high tutorial skills and able communicate World Vision’s ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

About Tech4food: Tech for Food provides digital skills trainings taking people from having never touched a computer to employable in the international digital economy in 8-16 weeks and connect them to remote jobs through impact sourcing, online freelancing as well as local internships. The training is specifically geared towards the most in need who often have been out of school for many years, have low English skills and are daily struggling to survive.

The aim of the program:

Jobs and active income generation

Online jobs (transcend labor market barriers)

Local community jobs

Empower young people to achieve their goals (build resilience, confidence)

Professional development (English, soft skills, CV, interview practice)

Individualized coaching (encourage ownership over future, develop long-term goals)

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Implementation

  • Efficiently teaching ICT courses and provide capacity building for the student. There will be four types of courses provided in each center: beginner, advanced, micro work and freelance courses.

  • Have strong IT and English experience.

  • Efficiently teaching of freelancing/life skills (building client relation, interviews basic module, personal branding ect)

  • Assist project coordinator/Team Leader to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate approved activities as per programs design.

  • Ensure program compliance to Humanitarian Accountability standards.

  • Ensure that all resources earmarked to target populations are properly handled, stored, transported, distributed, tracked, fully accounted for and reported on according to World Vision standard procedures and Donor policy.

  • Prepare monthly management reports, and as well as monthly narrative reports for the district according to set standards and formats.

  • Facilitate the identification designing and implementing of appropriate training needs for district staff and target communities.

Management

  • Able to manage the class and the student

  • Following up the curriculum VS the time

  • Managing the Tutor’s assistant

Coordination and collaboration

  • Coordinate with Team leader and Project coordinator

  • Participate in regular coordination meetings in WV and outside agencies including the donor

Capacity development

  • Coordinate with Team leader and Project coordinator

  • Participate in regular coordination meetings in WV and outside agencies including the donor.

Other Roles

  • Represent the NO in food assistance/ Security, coordination forums as advised by NO management

  • Perform any other duties as required by the project Coordinator or his/her designee

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT, English language, freelancing, Business Admiration, or any other related qualification.

  • Previous experience in humanitarian work.

  • Experience in teaching IT.

  • Experience in education in general and how to deal with the students

  • Strong communication skills Verbal and written English/Arabic and Kurdish.

  • Strong management and tracking skills.

  • Report writing skills and computer knowledge.

  • Well-developed stakeholder networking skills.

  • Knowledge of food projects specially projects related to cash

  • Knowledge of educational projects specially IT and English.

  • Proven planning, team work and managerial skills

  • Demonstrate ability in the design and effective use of training materials

  • Stays open to internal and external feedback

  • Finds fulfilment in work through creativity, risk taking, initiative, and innovation, and encourages the same in colleagues.

  • Ability to supervise and mentor subordinates

  • Ability to work under minimum supervision

  • Good knowledge and experience of community mobilization.

  • Report writing skills and computer knowledge

Work Environment

Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.

  • Office environment: typical field based

  • Travel: Domestic travel is required.

  • On call: During normal working hours unless there is an emergency

Strategy, Evidence & Learning Director, West Africa

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The purpose of this position is to provide strategic leadership and oversight of regional support to National Offices (NOs) with a primary focus on National Office (NO) strategy implementation in alignment with the WVI partnership strategy and the development of integrated programmes strategically aligned to improve child well-being.

The position will provide functional leadership to the Strategy Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, Sponsorship Advisor to deliver on their strategic objectives and game changers.

The position coordinates with the WV Global Centre Strategy and Collaboration office to ensure NO strategy formulation, alignment, execution/performance and reporting are in line with Our promise and the SDGs. The position also coordinate with the WV Global Centers Global Field Operations team to oversee implementation of key regional and global initiatives, support NOs metrics, Programme Support Teams (PST), Strategic Support Teams (SST), Global National Office Dashboard, Partnership Strategic Scorecard and Programme Capability and Performance Review; Global Evidence & Learning, Global Technical Service Operations to ensure support for quality and effective programming and reporting.

While upholding the reserve powers of the Region, the evidence and learning team will assure quality standards across the work of the nine National Offices across the region. This will include ensuring DME capacity, ensuring all relevant standards are met, quality of Child Well-Being reporting, programming systems and processes. This team will also seek to identify and grow innovative methods in PE and sponsorship that contribute to the Partnership and NO strategies. The team will work closely with technical staff from the WVI GC Technical Services Organization (TSO) and in NOs to assure quality technical approaches and guidance and technical DME.

The Director will be part of the Regional Directors team reporting into the Senior Director of Operations (SDO) and will be a member of the Integrated Programming Team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership & Collaboration:

  • Advise the SDO and Regional Leader on decisions and resources needed to enable and sustain high standards of programme quality (including child sponsorship) across the West Africa Region.

  • Lead and advise the National Offices and Regional Office leadership in strengthening evidence driven organizational development.

Strategy Alignment and Realization:

  • Coordinate strategy alignment, ,across the region

  • Coordinate the implementation of strategic initiatives related to OP and in the region.

  • Facilitate and support the implementation of WVIs strategy, Our Promise, in the Western Africa Region.

  • Coordinate regional office reporting on the strategy realization framework indicators and the World Vision International Board scorecard.

  • Participate in all key Partnership strategy network meetings organized by Strategy Realization and Innovation (SRI) to ensure NO strategy alignment to Our Promise.

  • Liaise with the Strategy Realization and Innovation (SRI) office on matters related to methodology, use of tools, quality of work and integration with Partnership-wide standards.

  • Support NO programme effectiveness and strategy staff regarding Partnership recommended strategy development methodologies and best practices.

  • Coordinate standardized strategy measurement and reporting in NOs.

  • Coordinate Technical Service Operations (TSO) requests in the region to strengthen strategic oversight of technical programmes.

  • Support NO metrics Programme Support Teams (PST), Strategic Support Team (SST), Global National Office Dashboard (GNOD), Partnership Strategy scorecard and Programme Capability and Performance Review (PCPR) process.

Programme Quality and Effectiveness:

  • Ensure implementation of programming quality standards and associated Technical Programmes in NOs.

  • Ensure that relevant Programme Management approaches, including DPA as well as systems and tools are applied in programmes.

  • Ensure adequate DME competencies and processes in place in all NOs.

  • Coordinate Support implementation and effective use of key global initiatives including Horizon 3.0 and TFE to enhance NO M&E systems.

  • Ensure that LEAP 3 implementation plans are developed, shared and implemented in all NOs.

  • Ensure functional PSTs and that effective use of TSO and GTRN is established as appropriate in all NOs.

  • Ensure a functional Regional programme quality core team in place for NO peer support (e.g. health, livelihood, education, WASH, etc.),

  • Work with NOs to produce high quality impact report that demonstrate evidence of our work and that changes to programmes are implemented based on findings.

  • Ensure that Fragile Context Programming Tools and Model are applied and implemented in fragile contexts in West Africa.

  • Ensure that learning from the CAR as a Fragile Context is documented and shared with the Partnership to contribute to improving tools and enhancing models for FC.

Evidence and Collaboration with other Regional Teams:

  • Work closely with GC E&L and SOs to conduct impact and ex post evaluations.

  • Establish and strengthen linkages and networks with relevant WV communities of practice and experts, leading institutions, governments and other organizations.

  • Coordinate and support the mobilization of technical expertise across the region, ensuring effective knowledge management, and continuous improvement of programming.

Sponsorship:

  • Ensure that Sponsorship is effectively integrated in end-to-end programming processes particularly with Sectoral Teams and Technical Programmes.

  • Support enhancement of sponsorship business processes through technology and innovation.

  • Coordinate contextualization of Sponsorship field operating model for use in NOs.

  • End-to-end sponsorship processes/systems simplified and streamlined in NOs.

  • Facilitate the use of Child Monitoring information to inform programming in NOs.

Resource Development:

  • Contribute to Resource development by providing evidence of programming impact.

  • Seek project funding for PE and sponsorship enhancement and innovation.

  • Collaborate with the WAR Resource Acquisition and Management unit (RAM), NOs and SO to support resource development efforts, especially quality of programme designs.

Team Management:

  • Nurture a cohesive, focused and effective team.

  • Ensure all staff annual plans and individual performance indicators are achieved.

  • Conduct staff performance reviews of direct reports and ensure individual learning plans are achieved.

  • Develop annual business plan and ensuring that individual and team activities are within approved plan and budget.

  • Actively promote staff care practices & policies within the regional Programme Quality team and with NO counterparts.

  • Contribute and support 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.

  • Carry out any other additional responsibilities as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A Master’s degree in management or a social science field required

  • At least 10 years’ experience in relief and development work, out of which at least 5 years must be in a senior leadership position at national or regional level preferably in World Vision Western Africa or similar contexts.

  • Very good experience in designing technical programmes such as child protection, food security, primary health care, micro enterprises development and disaster management.

  • Very good experience in impact measurement and DME practices including LEAP 3.

  • Very good experience in strategy development and strategy monitoring processes.

  • Very good leadership and people management skills.

  • Very good analytical, quantitative and qualitative using computer programmes.

  • Very good experience in designing and facilitating technical training programmes.

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Must be people-minded and relational with WV staff at all levels.

  • Must have excellent communication skills, negotiation and conflict resolution abilities.

  • Must be grounded in biblical knowledge, particularly as it relates to the holistic Mission and calling of World Vision.

  • Demonstrated skills in designing development programmes in various religious and socio cultural contexts.

  • Demonstrated project management experience.

  • Demonstrated competencies in monitoring and evaluation including the accompanying MIS and Horizon.

  • Excellent facilitation, negotiation, coordination and networking skills at all levels.

  • Understanding of various Western Africa contexts through experience working in the region.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Persuasive and passionate communication skills with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.

  • Evidence of advanced knowledge and skills in use quantitative data analysis tools such as EPI INFO, SPSS, SAS, STATA etc. and or qualitative data analysis tools e.g. NVivo, ATLAS.ti.

  • Exposure to mobile data collection software for surveys and assessments.

  • Familiarity with global standards for metrics related to development and emergency humanitarian responses.

  • Experience in designing evaluations for integrated programmes to measure performance and impact.

  • Evidence of developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks in for community based multiple funded.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field.

  • Travel: Ability to travel up to 35% domestic and International.

Food & Cash Assistance Manager - WV DRC

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Provide leadership and management support to the Food and Cash Resources Team so as to ensure that all food Cash and GIK programs are implemented in line with the set standards and objectives. Emphasis will focus on quality food programming within the response set-up.

The position holder will be the focal point for both internal and external engagements related to food and Cash programming including GIK on behalf of WVDRC KER program.

The person will spearhead working with Community partners to implement some of the programs and ensure that the partners progressively have the requisite capacity to meet donor standards.

The incumbent will provide technical support to field-based teams, promote team spirit, a culture of information-sharing and excellence in internal/external coordination.

Champion sector growth, through active engagement with donors and support offices. Promote a culture of information-sharing and collaboration with cluster mechanisms and strategic partners.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Technical Leadership (Food Assistance/Non-Food Assistance):

  • Provide programming and systems support for development and relief food programs, including project design, proposal writing, and budgeting.

  • Provide leadership and technical guidance to Food/Cash Assistance and GIK teams to ensure innovative, accountable and compliant programming.

  • Responsible for ensuring WV meets its contractual agreements for projects in the portfolio, including FLAs, Project Agreements, and MOUs.

  • Identify best-practices and promote its dissemination to improve outcomes for Food Assistance and non-Food Assistance programming.

  • Coordinate the development of WVDRC KER GIK requirements, communicate these to support offices and donors and facilitate their deployment.

  • Identify capacity needs of WV staff members, implementing partners and communities, developing/implementing capacity building plans to support quality, accountable outcomes.

  • Ensure project quality meets the project's objectives and results are fully accomplished and meet expected technical quality standards for WFP and UNICEF and other Donors.

  • Spearhead risk planning and ensure control measures for DMT, WFP, UNICEF and other Donors are in place and in use.

Programming & Implementation Leadership (Food Assistance/Non Food Assistance):

  • Manage the day-to-day implementation of the Food Resource Programs according to the approved objectives and plan of actions.

  • Monitor budgeted and actual expenditure for all Grants within the unit with the Finance Manager and or relevant Grant Accountants on a monthly basis.

  • Ensure projects end on-time, on-target, within budget, adhering to donor/WV partnership compliance standards WFP, UNICEF and other Donors.

  • Ensure project management, accountability and tracking systems/standards in WVDRC Operation areas are in place within the program.

  • Champion integration of food assistance, non-food assistance, slow-onset and rapid-onset programming with other WVDRC projects through participation in cluster meetings.

  • Provide oversight over project financial issues, including budgeting, budget negotiation, budget tracking and engagement with WFP for liquidations.

  • In close collaboration with the GAM team, spearhead and/or support donor engagement with multi-laterals, WFP, FAO and UNICEF, fostering good working relationships to ensure quality, timely implementation, develop/sustain donor confidence and promote portfolio growth.

  • Responsible for overall management and coordination of non-food commodity related projects, including GIK.

  • Ensure acceptable audit performance for the food and NFI programs.

Human Resource Management and Capacity Building of WV Staff/Partners:

  • Lead in Capacity building of the food team to meet established standards through on-the-job training, workshops, mentoring and any other appropriate methods.

  • Ensure effective people management systems are in place, monitored, and in-use.

  • Ensure there is a clear staff retention and succession plan in place for all staff.

  • Effectively line manage and coach line reports, ensuring a shared vision, team work, effective communication and active engagement in decision-making and management approaches.

  • Ensure that professional development of Food Assistance team members by identifying training opportunities, and contributing to their appraisals process, training and mentoring.

  • Continuously train staff on Humanitarian Standards, Accountability , PSEA and Anti-Fraud.

  • Strengthen existing performance management mechanisms, ensuring good participation and quality results to promote staff engagement and a culture of excellence.

  • Ensure staff grievances and disciplinary action are addressed in a timely manner in alignment with WV policy.

  • Identify capacity needs of WV staff members, implementing partners and communities, developing/implementing capacity building plans to support quality, accountable outcomes.

  • Orient new staff members and provide skills training that will include international response standards, project management and other relevant matters.

Risk, Staff Safety and Security Management:

  • Working with the Operations Manager & Security Manager, ensure staff safety by participating in implementation of security protocols, orient staff to the management of potential risks related to operation especially in insecure operational areas.

  • Report incidents timely.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning:

  • In collaboration with the MEAL Team, ensure that the Food programs have M&E systems and are monitored and evaluated and that operational research contributes to program innovation.

  • Ensure continuous project monitoring and periodic reviews/assessments to ensure quality, compliant and accountable programming: WFP and UNICEF.

  • Establish and maintain a mechanism for exchange of information and lessons learned.

  • Ensure that Complaints and Response Mechanisms are in place and are working.

  • Ensure that recommendations of monitoring and all studies (or surveys) are followed up and implemented.

  • Ensure project reports from operation units are compiled and shared with the donors on timely manner.

  • Ensure reports are of the good quality and meet donor requirements.

  • In collaboration with the communication unit ensure stories are developed to profile resilience programs.

  • Ensure evaluation results are shared with relevant partners and effectively used for project redesign.

Reporting and Compliance:

  • Ensure that the Commodity Reports are accurate and reliable with the relevant supporting documentation available and submitted timely to Management, DMT, WFP and other Stakeholders as requited.

  • Develop and enforce standards for the use of the LMMS & CTS database within the food, cash and GIK funded projects.

  • Ensure the program MWRAP or Risk Register is regularly updated and Audit ready.

External and Internal; Engagement and Networking:

  • Lead engagement with WFP, UNICEF, DMT and Support Offices.

  • Represent WVDRC at Food Security Cluster and Cash Working Group at Provincial level.

  • Liaise and meet with donors and other food programming stakeholders for purposes of networking, information sharing and to nurture partnerships.

  • Champion sector growth, networking with donors, Support Offices and other potential partners to increase scope and dollar value of food assistance, cash assistance, and GIK programming.

  • Liaise with relevant ministries, UN Agencies such as FAO, WFP and other stakeholders to ensure that programs are in line with cluster strategies and objectives Support field level managers to engage with state level donor representatives and relevant government entities.

  • Strengthen existing WV information-sharing mechanism to promote excellence in coordination with other actors.

  • Participate in key humanitarian meetings, including networking with other humanitarian partners, donor and UN agencies.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Minimum a Bachelor’s degree and significant experience in Food, Cash and Resilience programming. A Master’s degree in Humanitarian Assistance or related field from a recognized University will be an advantage.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience designing, planning, implementing, supervising and reporting on Food Assistance Programming and at least 3 years’ experience in Food and GIK management.

  • Preferred: International experience, managing staff from multiple backgrounds and contexts.

  • Excellent proposal development skills and familiar with UN,USAID, OFDA grant regulations.

  • Must have proven networking and donor engagement skills.

  • They must have both an extensive conceptual understanding of and demonstrated practical command for implementing program design, management and evaluation principles.

  • The holder of this position must be a results orientated leader who can manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands.

  • They must also have solid public relations skills and be a strong team player.

  • He/She must be analytical, innovative and self-managed leader.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong design, monitoring and evaluation skills preferred.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.

Urban Programming Advisor

*Preferred position location: Ontario, Canada. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision’s global strategy, Our Promise, recognizes the significant need for the organization to adapt programming, operations and funding models to respond to the needs of children living in severely poor, fragile and violent urban environments. Since the launch of the global strategy, urbanization has continued to increase leading to more children, especially most vulnerable among them, located in cities; in informal and impoverished neighborhoods. Urban violence and wars in cities have also been on the rise. Cities have been gaining attention from the UN and other international agencies given all these issues and for the first time ever a global stand-alone urban goal is included in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), indicating the key role cities play in sustainable development.

The Ministry Strategy and Evidence teams work with colleagues across the World Vision Partnership, and with external experts, to provide global technical and thought leadership on quality, adaptive programmes that catalyse transformational change across contexts, integrating the foundations of WV’s ministry, sectors, and themes for sustained, holistic child well-being. The team also provides clear, reliable impact data, analysed and communicated effectively, internally and externally.

The Urban Programming Advisor will work closely with the Urban Programming Technical Director to progress WV’s Transformational Development mandate in urban contexts, stable and fragile. She/he will work directly to support and provide technical guidance to Field, Regional and Support Offices, Global Capitals and select Global Centre teams to improve our impact on the most vulnerable children, youth and families in urban contexts.

The purpose of the Urban Programming Advisor position is to:

  • Support in the preparatory work needed for the scale up of WV’s Urban Ministry, including in the development of case studies of promising practice, pre-reads and communication materials for high level discussions and presentations.

  • Advise in the refinement of the Urban Ministry Model based on contributions from Urban Task Team and other sources and support Field Offices (FOs) implementing it.

  • Develop case studies based on adaptation of WV’s approaches and models to urban fragile and stable environments to be used for internal and external purposes.

  • Advise the application of Fragile Context Programming Approach in cities and other urban environments.

  • Contribute to management of the urban Community of Practice and urban websites.

  • Contribute to WV’s global evidence agenda from the urban lens and support in Design, Monitoring & Evaluation (DME) and capturing evidence of impact in urban programs.

  • Support external engagement related to WV’s urban ministry.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Advise the scale up of WV’s Urban Ministry:

  • Contribute to the development of pre-reads and communication materials needed for high level discussions and presentations to progress WV’s mandate in the remaining of phase 1 and phase 2 of Our Promise.

  • Support in the development and implementation of scale up plan for WV’s Urban Ministry in the second phase of Our Promise.

Advise the continual improvement of WV’s urban programming across the Partnership:

  • Support the refinement of the Urban Ministry Model and the Urban Programming Approach based on input from Urban Task Team.

  • Test alignment of existing urban programs with the Urban Ministry Model and the Urban Programming Approach.

  • Provide guidance and support to FOs in application and further adaptation of the Urban Ministry Model and the Urban Programming Approach in existing (re-designed) and new urban programs.

  • Provide technical guidance to FOs, Regional Offices (ROs), Support Offices (SOs) and Global Centre (GC) teams when pursuing grants for urban contexts.

  • Develop case studies of innovative, promising urban practices that reflect the key elements of WV's Urban Ministry Model.

  • With Global Field Operations (GFO), contribute to development of funding options for urban ministry.

  • Work with GC teams and GFO to adapt project models and approaches to urban fragile and stable contexts.

  • Work with Evidence and Learning team to support the execution of the global evidence agenda priorities in urban contexts.

  • Provide support to FOs in design, monitoring and evaluation of urban programs and generate evidence of impact.

Advise the application of WV’s Urban Ministry Model and Urban Programming Approach in fragile cities and neighborhoods:

  • Support FOs applying Fragile Contexts Programming Approach in cities.

  • Ensure existing guidance and tools are relevant for fragile cities, including citywide assessment tool.

  • Work with the Conflict Sensitivity and Peacebuilding team to ensure adaptation and application of context analysis and conflict sensitivity tools in fragile cities and neighborhoods.

  • Work with the Conflict Sensitivity and Peacebuilding team to ensure the integration of peacebuilding approaches where applicable, in fragile cities and neighborhoods.

Lead Knowledge Management on Urban Programming:

  • Manage the urban Community of Practice, the urban page on wvcentral and the urban page on wvi.org.

  • Regularly update urban website with new communications material based on promising practice from WV’s urban programming.

  • Develop urban newsletter to be disseminated internally every quarter.

  • Organize webinars to stimulate and expand the urban Community of Practice through sharing resources and promising practice based on adaptation of project models and approaches and innovation in the Urban Ministry across the Partnership.

Advise External Engagement:

  • Contribute to the development of case studies, articles and blogs to be shared externally, including on our work in fragile cities.

  • Support in the development of communication materials on WV’s Urban Ministry and Urban Programming Approach to be used in key global events and networks.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Master’s degree in international development, community development, urban planning and management, urbanism, social sciences or any related field.

  • Minimum of 5 years-experience in International Development and Urban Programming, including at least 2 years direct field experience involving programme related work.

  • Direct programming experience in complex urban contexts.

  • Rich, diverse background in multiple sectors in urban environments.

  • Experience in working in violent/fragile cities and/or on peace building and conflict sensitivity in urban environments in developing countries.

  • Proven cultural sensitivity and political / social astuteness of complex urban settings.

  • Proven expertise in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong understanding of the urban development and humanitarian industry.

  • Experience of working with urban communities in stable and fragile developing countries.

  • Strong communication and influencing skills, especially with departmental leaders.

  • Strong analytical, organizational, coordination, planning, facilitation skills.

  • Strong negotiation and problem-solving skills.

  • Understand financial management and resource allocation.

  • Demonstrated collaboration skills and effective relationship management skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills, command of additional languages (especially Spanish) is desirable.

  • A mature and committed Christian.

  • Ability to structure and manage own’s work.

  • Experience in developing case studies and communication materials and presentations to senior management (internal and external).

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.