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Design and Production Officer

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The primary function of the Design and Production Assistant role is to support the WVI Nepal Innovation Lab in 3D design + printing and product development + testing.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Product Development

+ Design, develop and document products identified during partner meetings and as per the Lab’s requirements, using digital manufacturing.

+ Research, develop and document products that can be made out of waste/recycled plastic. These should be products supplementary to the ones being used in the humanitarian/ development sector.

+ Research, develop and document processes and equipment necessary to convert waste plastic into plastic wool.

+ Study and document the physical, chemical as well as strength properties and derive use cases for the products developed as per the Lab’s requirements.

+ Work with recycled plastic to produce 3D printing filament.

+ Represent the NLab whenever called upon and participate in relevant events, conferences and exhibitions, as directed by the Lead Manager as per the need.

Monitoring, learning and evaluation

+ Support market and value chain analysis for the feasibility study on Nepal’s waste management and plastics sector being conducted by WVIN.

+ Research and document products being manufactured using recycled and waste plastic by actors involved in waste management and plastics recycling in Nepal.

+ Document product design and development with photo/video.

+ Gather user feedback from relevant stakeholders for products developed and make necessary adjustments to the original designs in accordance.

+ Contribute monthly reports and share progress, results, best practice and learnings to internal and external stakeholders.

Education and Experience Required:

+ Bachelor's degree in pure sciences or engineering or IT or in relevant discipline

+ Sound knowledge and experience in operating and maintaining 3D printers.

+ Sound knowledge of CAD tools for product design.

+ Proven track record of electronic circuit design and programming.

+ Should be able to understand and derive physical, chemical and strength properties of materials.

+ Previous experience in product design and development.

+ Experience in using 3D product design software.

+ Experience and expertise in using waste plastic to create value-added products, waste management strategies, recycling, and related sustainability topics.

+ Proven track record of managing activities, resources, equipment and information to ensure excellence in operations in complex project environments.

+ Strong creative capacity across communications and problem-solving, and the ability to challenge the status quo through creative and design processes.

+ Ability to facilitate connection and collaboration amongst groups of diverse professional and cultural backgrounds.

Work Environment:

Travel % - 30% (Mostly with Kathmandu and the neighbouring districts of Lalitpur and Bhaktapur)

Business Analyst II

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Incumbents working as a Business Analyst II are responsible for serving as a liaison between the business community and the IT organization to translate business needs into IT requirements. They are project team members involved in all phases of the design, development and implementation of technology solutions throughout the business case and development life cycle processes supporting several business functions and several moderately complex business processes.

Based on breadth and depth of understanding of business needs and processes, they collaborate with other IT professionals to determine if solutions currently exist (internally or externally) or whether new solutions are feasible. They take a broad perspective to determine how such solutions will impact existing work processes and systems, and how to manage the integration. They also research and make recommendations for buy vs. build decisions.

Business Analysis professionals are innovative, identifying and proposing technology based business solutions. Through adaptable communication skills and the ability to translate between technical and business language, they work collaboratively, negotiating requirements across multiple groups.

Business Analysts must have a solid understanding of the client’s existing business processes, the key drivers and measures of success for the business, and the short- and long-term direction of the business and related technologies.

They must have a working knowledge of the business area that they support and should be equally aligned with the IT department. Strong analytical, interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills are also required.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Planning:

  • Conducts data gathering and analysis to understand business strategy and direction.

  • Participates in short-term planning sessions with a client to implement process improvement within an assigned client area.

  • Develops business cases.

Liaison:

  • Serves as the link between the business, third party vendors and the IT technical team.

Busines Requirements:

  • Assesses client needs utilizing a structured requirements process (gathering, analyzing, documenting, and managing changes) to assist in identifying business priorities and advice on options.

  • Develops, writes, and communicates business requirements and functional specifications for the implementation of business solutions.

  • Analyzes customer’s operations to understand their strengths and weaknesses to determine opportunities for improvements.

Business Process:

  • Analyzes and recommends improvements to business processes and models.

  • Documents current business processes and models.

Feasibility:

  • Provides factual content to feasibility study for standard development projects and enhancements.

Testing:

  • Develops user test cases and validates test results during user acceptance testing.

Service Level Agreements:

  • Is familiar with the current Service Level Agreements (SLA) for a particular work area and as needed participates in the vendor selection process for clients in accordance with IT standards and specifications as required.

Problem Solving:

  • Identifies and resolves issues.

  • Uses new and varied analytical techniques.

Customer Satisfaction:

  • Monitors and analyzes metrics to ensure customer satisfaction.

Communications/Consulting:

  • Promotes an understanding of IT roles, processes and activities to the business units.

  • Supports and participates in the formal reporting of project status.

  • Negotiates agreements and commitments by facilitating communication between business unit(s) and IT from initial requirements to final implementation phase of projects.

  • Actively participates in the creation, review and analysis of user stories/epics in projects utilizing agile development methodology.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business, or other related field. Or equivalent work experience.

  • Requires working knowledge of business operations and systems requirements processes.

  • Typically requires 3-5 years of relevant technical or business work experience.

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, as necessary.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA) Lead, Zimbabwe

*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision seeks a Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA) Lead for the proposed USAID/Food For Peace -funded Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Zimbabwe.

The CLA Lead will work closely with all staff, including the Food Security Technical Coordinator, Community Visioning Lead, and M&E Lead, to ensure collaboration and learning with other activities in the applicant’s selected implementation area. This staff member will ensure the activity includes active, intentional and adaptive learning within and across interventions, and will play a critical role in incorporating refinement activities and learning into implementation. This includes but is not limited to U.S. Government, host country government, international donors, multilateral organizations, and private sector investments. Additionally, the CLA Lead will improve peer-to-peer learning, knowledge sharing and application, activity-based capacity strengthening, and evidence and data utilization in support of adaptive management both within and beyond initial refinement. The CLA Lead will also be expected to ensure appropriate and continued coordination and joint-planning with other USAID and other donor activities (specifically the USAID food security and resilience portfolio), host-government initiatives, and private sector engagement. Given the significant number of humanitarian and development activities planned and ongoing in the targeted geographic area, USAID expects significant time and expertise to be dedicated to coordination of activities.

S/he will also provide technical guidance of sub-grantees and/or sub-contractors on implementing the learning agenda.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide leadership in creating an adaptive and vibrant learning culture within the Zimbabwe DFSA consortium.

  • Oversee the timely accomplishment of activities described in the learning agenda according to proposal and donor requirements.

  • Manage the generation of data through research and evaluations to determine what does and does not work.

  • Coordinate closely with the Zimbabwe DFSA Learning partners to support the Learning Agenda, and Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation Plan

  • Provide technical leadership with regards to research studies and active learning feedback loops.

  • Lead the development of iterative learning and adaptation processes, structures and practices of Zimbabwe DFSA staff and stakeholders at various levels

  • Design and facilitate processes for learning and adaptation

  • Supervise staff that report directly to this position. Conduct regular coaching and implement the Performance Development Management system.

  • Demonstrates World Vision’s core values, vision, mission and Transformational Development/Program integrated ministry model by all staff in the assigned Area. Provide spiritual leadership to the grants team. Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and daily devotional meetings.

  • Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • An advanced degree (PhD or Master’s) plus a minimum of three (3) years relevant work experience or a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five (5) years relevant experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating learning and knowledge sharing processes, in establishing and managing dynamic feedback systems to capture experiential learning and unintended consequences, and fostering collaboration across teams or organizations.

  • Demonstrated experience in the livelihoods sector, with direct experience of working on issues of food security and nutrition.

  • Experience in Knowledge management, organizational learning, and capacity strengthening.

  • Experience in managing and leading quantitative and qualitative field research, and experience working closely with universities and/or other research institutions.

  • Experience in designing, facilitating and evaluating learning activities, across different areas, forums and stakeholders.

  • Understanding and experience in developing and leading stakeholder engagement activities, knowledge management programs, and communities of practice.

  • Experience in effectively communicating research and evaluation findings to stakeholders and facilitating the use of the learning products for improving policy and practices.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program preferably USAID Office or Food for Peace (FFP) policies.

  • Experience working/living in countries in Africa. Familiarity with the Zimbabwe context.

  • Ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.

  • Strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Ability to achieve results through partners.

  • Professional experience in development, organizational learning, and/or knowledge management.

  • Experience working with sub grantees and contracts under grants for complex projects.

  • Strong applied knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, and experience of results synthesis, evaluation and presentation of data analysis for various audiences (policy makers, program managers, field staff, and/or government and community stakeholders).

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong management and interpersonal skills.

  • Mentoring and facilitation skills.

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

  • Experience working overseas in low-resource environments.

  • Familiarity with current international development challenges and their implications for livelihoods programming.

  • Experience in effectively communicating research and evaluation findings to stakeholders and facilitating the use of the learning products for improving policy and practices.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Office-based with mandatory and frequent travels to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.