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Regional Advocacy & External Engagement Director, Asia Pacific

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

*No Relocation Assistance available.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

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

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

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

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Strategy:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Management:

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

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

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

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

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

  • Organize regular Advocacy staff team meetings.

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

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

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

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

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

Operational/Technical Support:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Capacity Building:

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

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

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

Knowledge Management:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quality Assurance:

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

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

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

Internal Liasion Coordination:

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

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

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

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

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

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

External Relations:

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

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

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

General:

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

  • Lead and participate in devotions and chapel.

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

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Work experience in Asia Pacific countries.

  • Experience in Conflict Negotiation and Management.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Chief of Party, Cambodia

Chief of Party, Cambodia

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

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

Position: Chief of Party, Cambodia

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

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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

THE PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

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

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

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

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

This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

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

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

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

  • Lead grant staff and short-term consultants.

  • Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely accurate and professional reports that meet donor requirements.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Provide vision and strategic technical leadership for the project.

  • Close cooperation with National Office GAM lead for implementation of the GAM objectives as well as close collaboration within the National Office GAM Unit on donor positioning, lessons learned, grant health and quality improvements.

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

REQUIREMENTS

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

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

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

  • Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams.

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

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

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

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

  • Ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals.

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

  • Strong presentation and report writing skills.

Preferred

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred

Work Environment

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

INSTRUCTIONS

To apply for this position, visit our website www.worldvision.org.khand APPLY ONLINE.

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

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

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

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

East Zonal Director, WV Democratic Republic of Congo

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

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

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Strategy Development and Implementation:

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

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

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

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

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

Program Development, Implementation, Monitoring & Reporting:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Financial Management:

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

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

  • Ensure that appropriate approval limits are adhered to;

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

People Management:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Risk Mitigation & Management:

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

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

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

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

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

Networking and Collaboration:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Safety and Security:

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

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

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

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

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

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

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

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Excellent collaborator, partnership builder and networker.

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

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

  • Ability to demonstrate strategically thinking.

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

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

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

  • Interpersonal relationship skills and willingness to learn.

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

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

  • Knowledge of SPHERE, LCP and other programming tools.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

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

Regional Audit Director- Latin America & Caribbean

*Preferred position location: San Jose, Costa Rica. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in the Latin America & Caribbean Region where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The key roles for the person in this position are to:

  • Lead and direct the implementation of Global Internal Audit (GIA) vision and strategic initiatives at the region and national office level around risk management, governance and internal controls; provide reasonable assurance to key stakeholders regarding the adequacy of internal controls to mitigate risk that threatens the organization's ability to implement its strategy and achieves its objectives, including compliance with government and donors’ requirements; ensure that the regional and national offices audit services are rendered in accordance with the IIA International Auditing Standards, GIA's Charter and WVI’s policies and procedures; ensure the implementation of GIA’s risk assessment template and risk based integrated audit (RBIA) across the region; represent GIA on the region’s Integrity Protection Hotline (IPH) team, and play a key participatory and advisory role at advisory board/council and audit committee meetings as needed.

  • Engage, collaborate, assist and support local boards in executing their fiduciary duties as well as partnership leaders, including the Chief Audit Executive (CAE), and other key stakeholders regarding their responsibilities for strategy, governance, risk and internal controls.

  • Become a trusted strategic partner of key stakeholders (CAE, local ARC, RLs, NDs, etc.) by building and strengthening trust and relationships, and providing reasonable assurance regarding the adequacy of internal controls to mitigate risk that threatens the organization's ability to implement its strategy and achieves its objectives, including compliance with government and donors’ requirements.

The person in this position will ensure that:

  • At least 75% of the annual internal audit plan is initiated each fiscal year, and conducted in accordance with GIA and IIA auditing standards, and audit resources (staff, funds, equipment and tools) are used efficiently and effectively.

  • Audit and periodic stakeholders’ reports, including analysis of internal audit findings and recommendations and implementation status, are reliable, complete, accurate and prepared and delivered in a timely manner to key stakeholders so that they are aware of the risks, trends, effectiveness of internal controls, and risk mitigation to assist in their decision making process around strategy, governance, risk, and control.

  • GIA’s vision and strategy, including , RBIA, RIAT and audit management system (AMS), are implemented, and a sustainable work/life balance and Christ focus working environment are maintained in each office where staff can grow professionally, spiritually and build trust and relationships with key stakeholders within and outside the internal audit department/function.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Represent the CAE in an advisory capacity at local (NO) Audit Committee or advisory Council meetings as needed, including being a contributing member of the Integrity and Protection Hotline and Regional Risk Management committees and meetings.

  • Lead and manage the local internal audit function within the region, including directly leading audit assignments and activities of the intermediate and branch auditors by ensuring that a risk based audit plans are developed and implemented. This includes coordinating reviews, investigations at the regional level.

  • Coordinate the external audit function.

  • Engage in the hiring and management of NO audit staff.

  • Assessing the level of capacity and provide necessary coaching and training where required of NO audit staff.

Act as a strategic partner by championing innovation, implementing /risk based auditing throughout the region including leading and directing the strategic direction of GIA at the regional audit level, and joining the Regional and National Office leadership in identifying potential risk areas through appropriate reporting and quality controls (e.g. financial, operational, reputational) that can impact WV's ability to reach the needs of the children and communities it serves and work together on controls around risk areas.

Oversee and manage monthly and quarterly reporting to GIA and the region by ensuring audit team provides timely, accurate, complete and reliable reports that are reviewed and delivered within the established audit scheduled timeframes.

  • Consult, advise, and partner with regional leadership and ND's (including NO audit teams) around strategy implementation, governance, risk and control.

  • Oversee the regional and local offices resource, allocation, planning execution and quality control over audit.

  • Partner with corporate risk and control functions to ensure activities are aligned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • At least a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or other relevant field.    

  • Proven experience in Risk Based Audit.

  • Basic IT Audit and Fraud Investigation.

  • Data mining & analytics, including financial analysis.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including listening and relationship building.

  • Proficient in Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access.

  • Minimum of 7 years working in audit (external aor internal) with three or more years experience managing multi-cultural staff, preferrably in a global organization.

  • Experience in Internal Audit Team Management.

  • Writing and presenting audit findings and reports to key stakeholders, including audit and risk management committees (ARC).

  • Traveling up to 40% of the time to international locations.

  • Cross cultural working experience.

  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or Chartered Accountant (CA).

  • Fluent in English and Spanish.

  • Solid written and verbal communication, and presentation skills.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in Risk Based Audit.

  • Basic IT Audit and Fraud Investigation.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Solid interpersonal skills, including listening and relationship building.

  • Data mining & analytics, including financial analysis.

  • Proficient Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access skills.

  • Internal audit management/leadership.

  • Cross cultural experience.

  • International NGO.

  • Relationship building with Audit Committee.

  • Team Management.

  • Automated Audit System.

  • Building Internal Audit Capacity.

  • Embedded Audit Tools/Techniques.

  • Strategy Implementation Review.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Chief of Party / Programme Director, Zimbabwe

*Position dependent upon grant approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Chief of Party (CoP)/ Programme Director (PD) will have overall responsibility for coordination of all Zimbabwe USAID/FFP Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) project activities and staff. S/he will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the program and will serve as the principal institutional liaison to the donor and local government entities.

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

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

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

Country/grant specific content:

USAID/Office of Food for Peace has announced its intention to fund a development food security activity in Zimbabwe. World Vision has successfully led the consortium for the USAID/ENSURE DFSA from 2012-2019 with a goal of improving household and community food security across the target areas of Manicaland (Buhera, Chimanimani, Chipinge districts) and Masvingo (Bakita, Zaka and Chivi districts).

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

  • Lead development of any planned cost extension.

  • Supervise a team of senior level international and national staff with skills across a diverse set of technical areas including resilience, youth programming, gender integration food security, nutrition, WASH, monitoring and evaluation and social and behavior change.

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

  • Lead grant staff and short-term consultants.

  • Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely accurate and professional reports that meet donor requirements.

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

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

  • Deeply engage and represent the project with USAID/FFP Mission and other relevant staff, national government coordination bodies, development agency knowledge sharing bodies and other stakeholders.

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

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

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

  • Champion collaboration, learning and adaptation within project and in partnership with local and national stakeholders.

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

  • Provide spiritual leadership to the DFSA implementation team as appropriate. Attend and participate in weekly staff devotions.

  • Provide vision and strategic technical leadership for the project.

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A Master's degree in related business administration, economic development, international development, public policy field or other relevant technical area.

  • Minimum 15 years of experience in food security programming with at least 5 years serving in senior field program leadership roles on USAID/FFP DFSA projects. Prior USAID grants Chief of Party experience required.

  • Proven ability to manage large, complex development programs in challenging field contexts technical assistance teams.

  • Demonstrated program experience in Zimbabwe and/or in Southern Africa strongly preferred.

  • Keen understanding of the unique political dynamics and economic challenges within Zimbabwe; 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.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID/FFP programs, their history and their development; mastery of USAID/FFP 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 CoP/PD or senior expert advisor required.

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

  • Fluency in English and the relevant other UN language, if it is officially used in the country.

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

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred.

  • Prior experience serving as a USAID/FFP DFSA Chief of Party.

Work Environment/Travel:

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