Regional Audit Manager (RAM), Swaziland

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Provide Strategic leadership to the Regional Audit Team within the portfolio of National Offices (NOs) to be assigned, in the provision of independent objective assurance and consulting activity of the portfolio’s operations. This advisory role includes but is not limited to providing advice on risk management, internal controls systems and their impact on the operations of the organization.

Supervise a team of Regional professional auditors and provide reasonable assurance to regional and national senior management that controls are adequate to mitigate high and medium risk to the Partnership.

Provide audit quality assurance by reviewing the audit work of the Regional audit team in his/her portfolio, including issue of audit reports to the respective NO portfolio Senior Leadership and to the Audit committees (as applicable).

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership of Audit Engagements:

  • Provide technical guidance and direction in the Annual Audit Planning Process using risk analysis techniques and tools, and develop annual audit plans for discussion, review and approval by the Regional Audit Director (RAD), NO portfolio Leadership and with the Board Audit Committees (BACs) within the portfolio (as applicable).

  • Provide leadership and supervise the performance of audit engagements’ planning, field work, and audit reporting; ensuring that the audit process is aligned and supports strategy delivery in the assigned NO portfolio within the region.

  • Foster effective engagement with the National Directors, Senior Leadership Teams (SLTs) and BACs (Intermediate, Advisory Council meetings, as applicable) in the NO portfolio (as applicable) on the performance of the Audit Team in the assigned NO portfolio. This is to be done through quarterly participation at BACs for the NO portfolio assigned.

Quality Assurance:

Perform quality reviews of risk-based integrated audit (RBIA) assignments and provide guidance to the Senior Internal Auditor (SIA) regarding:

  • Quality audit standards to be observed and maintained by all auditors in the course of their work.

  • Provide on-the-job technical support during field work with the team members and on site review as necessary.

  • Maintain an audit presence and history of audits per project/grant as needed based on available resources and use of Governance Risk and Compliance Software (GRC).

  • Lead the audit team in following up evidence of implementation of audit findings as per auditee “audit implementation plan’’ to ensure audit matters arising are fully resolved.

People Management and Professional Development:

  • Responsible for the daily supervision of audit staff and responsible for the development of audit staff and the completion of performance evaluations.

  • Maintain Continuing Education (CPE) by attending online courses or professional seminars and trainings. The incumbent should maintain a minimum of 40 units per year.

Other:

  • Participate as an advisor of the NO Integrity and Protection Hotline (IPH) and Enterprise Risk Management committees in assigned country portfolio.

  • Support and implement the Global Internal Audit (GIA) initiatives deemed to increase the internal audit team effectiveness and efficiency.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor degree in Audit, Accounting, Finance or related field.

  • Professional audit certifications (ACCA/CPA/CIA/CISA/ACFE) finalized or in advanced stage of certification process.

  • Must be able to effectively work with new and changing situations including new regulations; where there may not always be a readily apparent solution.

  • Excellent presentation, analytical, interpersonal, time management, research, and communications skills.

  • Maintain a current knowledge base of audit industry practices and to ensure best practices as always considered.

  • Perform all assigned audit duties in a manner that reflects the highest professional standards and complies with the guidelines of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

  • Considerable knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors.

  • Must have prior working experience in audit (Public or private) of not less than six years in a recognized organization, two of which should be at a senior supervisory level. Experience in accredited audit firms and/or in a Non-

  • Governmental organization will be an added advantage.

  • Personnel management skills, with a track record of leading teams to meet outcomes.

  • Proven experience in Risk Based Auditing.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence others and establish credibility with business partners.

  • Cross cultural and multi faith experience.

  • Exposure to various accounting systems.

  • University degree in Commerce, Accounting/Business Management/Finance.

  • Be a qualified CPA or ACCA with an up-to-date membership status. Professional memberships in CIA/CISA/CFE are an added advantage.

  • Good command of the English Language, written and communication skills in particular. Knowledge of French/Spanish would be an added advantage.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strategic thinker with advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Computer skills (office application, accounting systems is a plus).

  • Working knowledge in Audit software packages.

  • Must be honest and hardworking, with proven experience in dealing with management at a senior level and be disciplined leader. Experience in a multicultural setting is highly desirable.

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

  • Attend and participate in devotions and Chapel services.

  • A working knowledge of WVI business and systems, including computerized accounting systems such as Sun System.

  • Good understanding of non-profit industry.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30 % of the time. This travel includes fragile context operational areas within the Region.

  • This role involves working in a virtual /geographically dispersed / multi-culturally team.

Regional Senior Auditor (RSA), Democratic Republic of Congo

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To provide technical supervision, support and coordination of the Region’s Internal Auditors, as well as performing managerial duties in the absence of, or as delegated by the Regional Audit Managers (RAMs).

In addition, to provide an independent objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve the organization’s operations. This will be done by using a systematic approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, internal control and governance processes of the Organization.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Technical Execution:

Lead audit assignments from time to time as assigned by the RAM (planning to completion) in the Annual Audit Plan, support larger and complex engagements, potentially one or more assignments simultaneously. In particular:

  • Actively engage with senior management staff within the region NOs in order to gain a good understanding of their business and ensure the efficient execution of the audit.

  • Perform risk-based integrated audits (RBIAs) in accordance with stipulated auditing standards (IIA, WV GIA) as will be planned at the start of each FY and assigned by the RAM.

  • Represent the RAM in quarterly Senior Leadership and Board/Advisory Council Audit Committee Meetings, as may be delegated by the RAM as and when required.

  • Review follow up evidence of implementation of audit findings as per auditee “audit implementation plan’’ to ensure audit matters arising are fully resolved.

Quality Assurance:

Ensure WV GIA quality standards are maintained, which includes but is not limited to:

  • Providing on-the-job technical support during planning and field work with the team members, including on-site reviews as assigned at planning phase.

  • Ensure all review notes are responded to by team members and compile quality draft audit findings/draft audit reports for RAM review by end of fieldwork phase.

Professional Development:

  • Maintain Continuing Education (CPE) by attending online courses or professional seminars and trainings. The incumbent should maintain a minimum of 40 units per year.

Other:

  • Provide regular capacity building to Management Teams within NO Portfolios assigned, regarding RBIA and enterprise risk management during field work, and at designated training forums planned by Management.

  • Participate as an advisor of the NO Integrity and Protection Hotline (IPH) and Enterprise Risk Management committees in assigned country portfolio, as may be assigned by the RAM from time to time.

  • Support and implement the Global Internal Audit (GIA) initiatives deemed to increase the internal audit team effectiveness and efficiency.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor degree in Audit, Accounting, Finance or related field.

  • Professional audit certifications (ACCA/CPA/CIA/CISA/CFE) finalized or in advanced stage of certification process.

  • Must be able to effectively work with new and changing situations including new regulations; where there may not always be a readily apparent solution.

  • Excellent presentation, analytical, interpersonal, time management, research, and communications skills.

  • Maintain a current knowledge base of audit industry practices and to ensure best practices as always considered.

  • Perform all assigned audit duties in a manner that reflects the highest professional standards and complies with the guidelines of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

  • Considerable knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors.

  • Must have prior working experience in audit (Public or private) of not less than four years in a recognized organization, two of which should be at a senior supervisory level. Experience in accredited audit firms and/or in a Non-

  • Governmental organization will be an added advantage.

  • Proven experience in Risk Based Auditing.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence others and establish credibility with business partners.

  • Cross cultural and multi faith experience.

  • Exposure to various accounting systems.

  • University degree in Commerce, Accounting/Business Management/Finance.

  • Be a qualified CPA or ACCA with an up-to-date membership status.

  • CIA certification – finalized or in progress.

  • Good command of the English Language, written and communication skills in particular. Knowledge of French/Spanish would be an added advantage.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strategic thinker with advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Computer skills (office application, accounting systems is a plus).

  • Working knowledge in Audit software packages.

  • Must be honest and hardworking, with proven experience in dealing with management at a senior level and be disciplined leader. Experience in a multicultural setting is highly desirable.

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

  • Attend and participate in devotions and Chapel services.

  • A working knowledge of WVI business and systems, including computerized accounting systems such as Sun System.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 40 % of the time. This travel includes fragile context operational areas within the Region.

  • This role involves working in a virtual /geographically dispersed / multi-culturally team.

Assistant Database Officer (Bulawayo)

Position Title:Assistant Database Officer

Reports to:Database Officer

Purpose of the Position: Assisting in Database Administration and Management

Major Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

  • Database installation, configuration

  • Backing up/recovery of Database

  • Database troubleshooting and problem resolution

  • Consolidating all district databases

  • Analysing and comparing data trends in the databases

  • Performing database and application monitoring to optimise database performance

  • Programming the database so as to match with the situation on the ground as and when need arises.

  • Designing and reviewing new database programs, functions, procedures, data structures and packages.

  • Assisting database sizing and capacity planning.

  • Formulating and monitoring policies and procedures and standards relating to database management.

  • Proposing solutions, in compliance with scope and requirements, of user and management approval.

  • Enrolling users and maintaining system security.

  • Providing IT support to district offices

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Diploma in Information Technology, Computer Science, Database Management or any related field.

  • 2 years’ experience in database management in the NGO sector

  • Knowledge of Visual basic Programming, Microsoft Access, Macromedia Dream weaver, SPSS, My SQL

  • Good communication with end users

  • Ability to achieve pre-defined results and outcomes using ethical, best practice methods.

  • Ability to demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness, identify gaps, trends, priorities and key issues.

A, M & E Field Facilitator x2 (Lupane & Muzarabani)

Position Title: Accountability, Monitoring and Evaluation Field Facilitator x 2

Reports to: A, M & E Officer

Locations: Lupane and Muzarabani

Purpose of the Position: To assist in operationalizing accountability and monitoring functions in the Project Districts (Lupane and Muzarabani). This position functions to integrate field level operations of monitoring and accountability, including field level enumeration and data entry in accordance with the project monitoring framework, and consolidation of monitoring and accountability information at field level for local operations and decision making.

Major Accountabilities/ Responsibilities:

  • Expand technical knowledge base of monitoring and evaluation standards and initiatives and serve as a resource person, providing conceptual and practical best practice expertise to the district field staff;

  • At a minimum, understand and be able to convey to others through training, briefs etc up to date information and resources for minimum standards for monitoring and evaluation of projects and programs such as the leap, Sphere and FANTA guidelines.

  • At minimum, understand and be able to convey to others the Red Cross and Red Crescent Code of Conduct, HAP-I Standard, ECB Good Enough Guide, Sphere Standard (Humanitarian Charter and Participation Standard), donor requirements and accountability guidelines.

  • Develop monthly work plans in liaison with the Accountability, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

  • Work with field level operational staff and district stakeholders to lead the implementation of appropriate complaints and response and information provision systems in the district, ensure its smooth operation

  • Participate in the baseline, mid-term and end of term evaluations of programmes in accordance with the LEAP framework

  • Monitor project implementation and progress of programmes by use of qualitative, quantitative and participatory approaches in data collection from stakeholders

  • Compile, record, and file field level data from monitoring tools and accountability systems using relevant and appropriate computer packages and information management systems

  • Provide field-level training and quality assurance for information required from other stakeholders (i.e. clinics)

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Diploma in Development Studies, Health , Nutrition, Public Health , Statistics, Social Sciences or any relevant field

  • 2 years’ experience in M&E and/or Accountability systems

  • Working knowledge of statistical packages ( SPSS, CS-Pro, Epi-Info and Excel)

  • Experience in conducting surveys / assessments

  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative monitoring tools & field-level sampling

  • Ability to speak Shona and Ndebele and other local languages.

  • Independent, ability to work with minimum supervision

  • Willing/Desire to be based in the field.

Project Officer - Health & Nutrition

  • 11483-14N17027

Purpose of the position:

To coordinate, facilitate implement and monitor Health & Nutrition projects within the Cluster through capacity building, networking, partnership and participation of the communities

Observe mission and core values of World Vision and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others

Key Responsibilities

  1. Carry out needs assessment and reviews in communities to determine development interventions that are required.

  2. Coordinate the preparation of Health & Nutrition projects plans and budgets within the cluster.

  3. Ensure availability of qualitative and quantitative Health & Nutrition data and information for input into Horizon and CWBT report.

  4. Build capacity of Development Facilitators, volunteers, communities, Church and Government partners and other partners in Health & Nutrition issues.

  5. Participate in children mapping and monitoring processes in communities to ensure participation of children and their families in ADPs activities this includes Registered Children and the most vulnerable).

  6. Facilitate communication between RC and their sponsors and ensure that Sponsorship Key Performance indicators are met in the different APs forming the cluster.

  7. Participate in RC registering, monitoring and data processing for marketing.

  8. Ensure implementation of Audit and Risk Assessment recommendations in Health & Nutrition projects and their impact areas within the cluster.

  9. Facilitate and report (monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually) on Health & Nutrition activities, outputs and outcomes in ADPs communities.

  10. Ensure representation of WV cluster office at District and Regional events related to Health & Nutrition where World Vision is invited and report on them to the cluster programmes manager.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

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

Educational level required: Degree in Community/Public Health or related field with a strong health background

Technical Training qualifications required: Public Health

Experience: Three years’ experience in health programs in a comparable organization

Other Competencies/Attributes:

Development facilitation skills

Monitoring, reporting and proposal writing skills

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

Attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.

Proven ability to communicate on Health & Nutrition topics with diverse groups.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Ability to support in the development and roll out of Health & Nutrition programs/projects.

Good development and facilitation skills, including catalyzing, connecting, and building the capacity of community groups/ partners.

Strong communicator at all levels with interpersonal skills, ability and commitment to listen to others.

Demonstrate commitment to the empowerment of the poor in rural communities.

Working knowledge of programs/projects cycle management.

Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff and key partners.

Experience in community entry and mobilization and development facilitation.

Working knowledge of proposal writing and negotiation skills.

. Perform other duties as required

Working Environment / Conditions:

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

  • Travel: 10% Domestic/international travel is required.

  • On call: 5%

Sponsor Engagement Special Projects Leader

*Preferred location: Asia Pacific Region. 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 is looking for a strong, energetic and inspiring project leader to take forward an innovation process aimed at improving our ability to engage sponsors globally, and connect them with 3.2 million children and their communities.

As World Vision’s Sponsor Engagement Special Projects Leader, you will facilitate successful outcomes that improve business function. You will lead the delivery and management of innovation projects, collaborate with diverse sets of stakeholders, and continually assess and adapt work to make projects more effective – all with aim of making the World Vision sponsors’ Experience rewarding and fulfilling.

The key responsibilities for which you will take ownership in this role are:

  • Collaborating extensively across the World Vision Partnership to influence change processes.

  • Leading the development, testing, implementation and mainstreaming of innovations to the World Vision sponsors’ experience.

  • Providing leadership and support within the Sponsorship Engagement Team and its internal and external stakeholders to continually improve sponsor’s experiences with World Vision.

In this role, you will report to the Director, Sponsor Engagement, and work closely with the Senior Advisor of Sponsor Engagement Improvement to identify projects necessary to continuously improve the Sponsor Engagement feature set. You collaborate regularly with partner offices to draft and agree on scope, and with Senior Manager Business Systems Capabilities & Support, WVIT, Operations, Field Engagement team, and Support Offices to drive the project to completion.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Lead innovative continuous quality improvement of Sponsor Engagement features:

  • Facilitate development of improvement concepts with input / validation on ideas, proof of concepts and tests, working closely with SOs/NRDs to ensure target market personalisation needs are met.

  • Working with multiple marketing/experience/product/consumer facing projects, define the scope necessary to realise the global multi-year roadmap of Sponsor Engagement feature improvement roadmap defined by the Senior

  • Advisor, Sponsor Engagement Improvement. Work with the Director, Sponsor Engagement to ensure Go-To Field/Market sign-off to effectively deliver end to end.

  • Collaborate with and contribute to bilateral / multi-lateral continuous improvement development and testing plans, including orchestrating cross-functional input, and ensuring alignment with the broader stabilising of sponsorship.

  • Lead the processes and activities needed to identify, define, combine, unify, and coordinate the various processes and project management activities within the project management process groups.

  • Conduct risk management planning, identification, analysis, response planning, and controlling risk on projects.

  • Design and deliver proof of concepts, pilot winning efforts, scale out efforts to the partnership.

  • Organise, manage, and lead project teams. This may or may not include the direct management of resources, but does include the coordination of project related activities to maintain the timeline, and scope of the project.

  • Negotiate successful alternative plans as appropriate to keep the overall goals and deliverables on course.

  • Ensure systematic programme and project tracking and reporting.

  • Consult on the implementation of all Sponsor Engagement features improvements and its effective monitoring towards enabling an ongoing conversation on the reality of quality and the opportunity for improvements year on year.

  • Contribute to the ongoing definition, scope and design of the Sponsor Engagement coherent story, which enables compelling, tangible progress and impact communications to sponsors globally.

  • Incorporate the large and complex efforts resulting from the above into World Vision’s business as usual process.

Lead and influence Partnership-wide adoption of innovation processes:

  • Manage the processes and activities of the performing organisation that determine quality policies, objectives, and responsibilities so that the project will satisfy the needs for which it was undertaken.

  • Identify all people or organisations impacted by the project, analysing stakeholder expectations and impact on the project, and developing appropriate management strategies for effectively engaging stakeholders in project decisions and execution.

  • Engage and communicate with Marketing stakeholders at World Vision Support Offices (funding offices) to provide ongoing visibility and transparency into the timeline, deliverables, dependencies and status of all efforts led by this role.

  • Represent and support Director, Sponsor Engagement where required in leadership team meetings and stakeholder engagements and communications.

  • Contribute to the development of a culture of constant improvement through the implementation innovation and coaching of team members. Be a contributing part of the broader community of innovation change leaders in the World Vision partnership.

Direct Project Management and other responsibilities:

  • Monitor timeliness, performance and budgets of both lines of business programmes and projects, along with executive reporting for consistent accountability of key milestones and interdependencies.

  • Ensure timely and appropriate planning, collection, creation, distribution, storage, retrieval, management, control, monitoring, and the ultimate disposition of project information.

  • Manage the processes necessary to purchase or acquire products, services, or results needed from outside the project team. Processes in this area include Procurement Planning, Solicitation Planning, Solicitation, Source Selection,

  • Contract Administration, and Contract Closeout.

  • Plan, estimate, budget, finance, fund, manage, and control costs so that the project can be completed within the approved budget.

  • Ensure that the project includes all the work required, and only the work required, to complete the project successfully.

  • Manage the timely completion of the project.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Master’s degree in marketing, project management, business administration or related field (or bachelor’s degree with extensive equivalent experience).

  • Minimum 10 years project management or marketing roles working with multiple projects in international organisations.

  • Demonstrated success in leading innovative process and/or product improvement in a global organisation with complex organisational structure/relationships.

  • Excellent analytical, creative, and innovative approach to solving problems. Critical thinking and capability of generating consistently accurate and useful information to inform strategic planning and decisions.

  • Proven ability to work proactively, identifying problems and need for change, and adapt plans throughout the project lifecycle.

  • Well-developed abilities in solving complex project issues.

  • Proved ability to think critically, evaluate effectively, adapt to relevant new information or changing priorities, and negotiate when faced with conflicting expectations.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work across cultures, demonstrated experience of influence of non-reporting relationships and authority.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with many different functions, cultures and levels in the organisation (orally and in writing).

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in product or customer experience development, being able to clearly net out conclusions from customer insight and define a hypothesised improvement agenda.

  • Extensive international experience in working across cultures and within complex organisational structures.

  • Experience in managing geographically distributed project team to achieve results.

  • Leading complex planning workgroups internationally.

  • Project Management.

  • Marketing.

  • Team leadership.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

Marketing:

  • Experience in driving marketing efforts focused on acquiring new customers/donors and retaining existing customers/donors.

  • Experience in the not for profit sector.

  • Experience in running split marketing tests that drive long term strategy based on data outcomes.

Leadership and Management:

  • Proven leadership skills.

  • Support Office marketing/supporter experience in a leadership role that needed to clearly weigh up and negotiate revenue raising/protecting opportunities versus costs/efforts.

  • Experience in managing geographically distributed project team to achieve results.

  • Well-developed abilities in solving complex project issues.

  • Ability to consult/collaborate widely, bring together diverse views, and facilitate agreement on critical issues.

  • Good facilitation, mentoring and coaching skills.

  • Ability to see the larger picture and analyse details.

  • Ability and commitment to lead and motivate a team of people from various cultural, linguistic, religious and educational backgrounds.

  • Committed to continuous learning and innovation.

Technical Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

  • Strong project management skills and ability to work effectively with a diverse team of IT professionals.

  • Experience and skills in change management.

  • Experience and skills in risk management.

  • Ability to work effectively in a complex environment and under pressure.

  • Ability to work effectively in a complex, global organisation.

  • Knowledge of and skills in project management tools (Microsoft Project or Smartsheets required).

Relationship Abilities and Skills:

  • Ability and commitment to work with a broad variety of people from various cultural, linguistic, religious and educational backgrounds as well as virtual teams where members are located in multiple countries and time zones.

  • Significant experience, ability and skills to build effective communication with peers and customers, overcome resistance and influence decisions.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and present effectively to diverse groups of people in various settings and by various means (verbal and written).

  • Good facilitation skills.

Christian Commitment:

  • Understanding of, or willingness to learn, World Vision ministry.

  • Strong Christian commitment as evidenced by life and character and acceptance of World Vision’s Christian ethos as encapsulated in the organisation’s Core Values. This will be manifested by regular participation in devotions, as well

  • as regular attendance in chapel services.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time.

Senior Finance Manager

Position: Senior Finance Manager

Report to: Finance and Support Services Director

Location:Kampala – National Office

Purpose of the position:

The Senior Finance Manager responsible to provide strategic financial management and financial input to decisions to be made covering all areas of World Vision Uganda ministry. To implement sound financial accounting per GAAP’s and ensure accurate financial reports are produced and maintained.

This position is seen as a strategic partner, member of senior management team with a focus on ensuring accountability, stewardship, planning and budgeting, financial management and provide leadership to Finance Department both in National Office and program offices.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Financial Management

  • Provide strategic leadership to WV Uganda Financial Management including day-to-day finance operation in National Office

  • Ensure effective performance management per World Vision’s Global and Regional Financial target/scorecard. National Office expenditures are within approved benchmark and project expenditure are within acceptable efficiency ratio

  • Provide cost analysis, promoting benchmark and making recommendations for determining effective resource utilization at all levels

  • Implement and ensure the smooth operation of all the partnership systems. This includes but not limited to Procurement, Account Payable, Accounting, budgeting and Staff Travel Advances.

  • Provide monthly analysis of Project financial report and timely feedback to management for decision making

Accounting and Reporting

  • Liaise with various stakeholders in National Office and Global Shared Services Centre in day-to-day accounting, processing Account Payable and monthly reporting

  • Coordinate and ensure the smooth implementation of World Vision’s procurement, cash advance and accounting systems

  • Coordinate the timely and accurate submission of monthly Financial Reports in FFR Database

  • Ensure 100% compliance to WV Partnership reporting timeline and standards

Planning and Budgeting

  • Coordinate the planning and budgeting process and provide technical support, to ensure global and regional guidelines are met.

  • Lead the development National Office annual budget packages and ensure the compliance with Regional Budgeting Guideline

  • Control of National Office budget, cash flow and project funding, by providing timely and relevant information to budget managers.

  • Analyze spending trends and provide feedback and analysis to FSSD Director and field colleagues on areas with significant over- or under spending

  • Ensure timely submission of annual project budget submission through Horizon

  • MyPBAS reconciled monthly and issue followed up with relevant Support Office

Audit, Compliance and Financial Risk Management

  • Implement World Vision Anti-corruption and fraud strategy

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of good internal controls, risk management and safe guarding of assets according to WV Approved policies.

  • Implement financial policies in accordance with World Vision’s Field Finance Manual, Donor Rules and Regulations and local statutory requirement.

  • Coordinate management responses to finance audits performed to NO and projects are sent on time to the Audit Department; and that ALL finance related audit recommendations are implemented within 90 days.

  • Coordinate adequate preparation for GC and External Audit. Liaise with WV Uganda external auditor for WV Uganda Annual Statutory Audit

  • Ensure the full compliance to Statutory tax requirements

  • Manage and consolidate WV Uganda annual Internal Control Self-Assessment (ICSAT)

Leadership, Capacity Development and Strategic Partnering

  • Model Christ-centered servant leadership and support spiritual development of his/her team

  • Provide strong and positive leadership to the finance department ensuring competent and motivated staff are hired and retained, providing efficient delivery of services.

  • Coordinate professional and personal development of all finance staff through adequate orientation, job coaching, trainings and succession planning.

  • Develop strong networks internally (within National Office, Regional Office, Support Offices and partnership entities) through effective communication, relationship and twin citizenship

  • Represent WV Uganda Management in Board Finance Committee meetings.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration. Master Degree is preferred.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in managerial position

  • Experience working in a large International Organization

  • Good working knowledge of computerized accounting systems and ERP; preferable Sunsystems

  • Advance level in operating Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint.

  • Good Understanding of Local Statutory and Tax requirements

  • Strong writing and communication skills.

  • Proven ability to cultivate and maintain strong interpersonal and working relationships in a dispersed international context.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Solid knowledge of Accounting Principles, financial management, budget/cash flow management and internal controls

  • Extensive experience in risk-based internal audit with strong knowledge and understanding of governance practices, internal control systems and ability to monitor risk management activities, internal audit and assurance practices

  • Persistence and ability to overcome resistance or challenge differing perspectives with well-reasoned and logical explanations

  • Strong communication skills-able to tailor communication to required audience

  • Demonstrated ability in monitoring and tracking compliance with policies and procedures

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

  • Strong interpersonal and human relational skills

Dir. East & Southern Africa Communications & Public Engagement

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

With overall responsibility for the strategic direction of all aspects of the East and Southern Africa regions’ communications and public engagement work, the Director of Communications & Public Engagement will lead efforts to improve and grow World Vision’s reputation and influence, building trust with key audiences for greater organisational impact. The Director will provide oversight of core communications business across all countries where World Vision works in the regions, ensuring quality delivery of communications resources for local to global audiences, in support of the organisation’s key priorities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy and Operations:

  • In partnership with the Regional Offices and the Global Communications and Public Engagement team, the Director leads and executes an integrated communications strategy to build World Vision’s reputation and brand with key audiences.

  • Directs improvements to the regions’ communications operating model to optimise ways of working, increase stewardship of resources and strengthen the quality of communications deliverables for the Partnership.

  • Directs delivery of high-quality, child-focused content/multi-media packages to meet World Vision’s priority audience needs, including advocacy, external engagement, grant acquisition and other resource development activities at regional level. This includes production of high quality content packages from within the team as well as oversight of content produced from across the region for global use.

  • Directs an aligned and engaging online presence that leverages World Vision’s strategy through oversight of regional office digital platforms, managed in-house, and quality assurance of national accounts.

  • Engages media at regional level, in coordination with Partnership media managers, to maximise positioning opportunities with targeted outlets, developing regional spokespersons and messaging as needed.

  • Directs humanitarian response communications, with a particular focus on fragile contexts, to ensure Partnership media and fundraising needs are met through talent mobilisation and provision of targeted content, proactive and reactive messaging and media spokespersons.

  • Works closely with Regional Office focal points to advance communications work around the global campaign It Takes A World to End Violence Against Children, agreed Global Moments, disasters, fragile contexts, and key regional engagement initiatives.

Team Management:

  • The role performance manages together with the West Africa Communications Director, a core bureau of communications specialists and associates from within the region. Together they will deliver a focused portfolio of first-class content, media and engagement work covering development, humanitarian affairs and advocacy ministry that supports income and influence goals.

  • Region-wide coordination and management national teams, through a matrix relationship (18 field offices) will include coordination with national leadership to ensure that teams are high performing, delivering on Partnership priorities and advising on capacity gaps.

  • Peer facilitation will be provided to clusters of like-context national communications teams for learning, sharing and accelerated delivery of communications objectives.

Risk Management:

  • As the regional focal point on reputation risk management in East and Southern Africa, the role will identify, assess and coordinate World Vision responses to current or potential issues. The Director will escalate major issues and messaging to Global Centre risk specialists as part of the Integrated Risk Management approach.

  • The Director will socialise a proactive risk management approach with leaders across the region, identifying opportunities to build reputation and decrease impact of specific risk issues.

Regional Office:

  • Strategic communications support will be provided to essential Regional Office business needs.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • An advanced university degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations, or other related field.

  • Excellent leadership, organisational and management skills.

  • A demonstrable track record of critical and analytic thought that influences organisational direction and change, and forges strong partnerships

  • Excellent presentation, written, verbal and numerical skills.

  • Proven ability to provide authoritative input and solutions on strategic issues.

  • Strong track record in media relations, creating constructive relationships and having the confidence to represent the organisation in the media

  • Ability to react very quickly to disasters and provide strategic and operational advice on handling them.

  • Demonstrable track record of developing and executing external communications within scope and budget to positively impact the organisation’s influence and visibility.

  • Ability to identify and understand different audiences and utilise appropriate communication channels and content.

  • Demonstrated experience leading effective digital communications, including social media and an understanding of relevant tools and trends.

  • Ability to define and strengthen organisational brand awareness and reputation through multiple channels. 
Experience leading/managing multiple and/or overlapping content production assignments across multiple contexts that engage, compel and demonstrate knowledge, impact and expertise.

  • Proven ability to effectively team and project manage to deliver outcomes on time.

  • Experience linking communication outputs with fundraising, especially in a non-profit setting.

  • Demonstrated understanding of international development and humanitarian (relief) systems, and communication/donor networks working in fragile contexts.

  • Fluent English is essential; knowledge of one or more regional languages is an asset.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least ten years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communications, marketing/PR, journalism.

  • Experience leading a team in the international humanitarian sector. Background/familiarity in disasters, particularly political, protracted, or slow-onset.

  • Leading and supervising, formulating strategies and concepts, relating and networking, persuading and influencing, entrepreneurial thinking.

  • Adopts thinking that is informed by context and practice, and shows consistency of treatment and a clear strategic focus. Able to select and evaluate critical information to plan and manage communications and public engagement for local/regional entity.

  • Able to enable an efficient, effective and transparent flow of information, across entities and with key stakeholders (requiring high levels of written communication and reporting as well as clear and persuasive verbal presentation style).

  • Ability to manage multiple requests and prioritise according to strategic needs, applying an agile approach to decision-making and execution.

  • Experience negotiating with multiple business units in a large (40K+ employees) federated structure, preferably in a matrix management environment.

  • Solid/advanced work experience at a similar level, leading communications and public engagement strategies in the NGO or private sector.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

  • This position demands responsiveness to context, openness to working flexibly, and willingness to adjust according to operational realities.

System Administrator

Finalité du poste:

Promouvoir l’intégration et le synchronisation entre le parrainage et le programme (SIP) a travers une utilisation effective et rationelle dans les applications SingleSTEP et Horizon dans une seule plateforme (SingleUser) afin de maximiser l'impact sur le bien-etre de l'enfant par une tranformation dans la vie des parrains/marraines, communautes.

Responsabilités Majeures:

Planifier, suivre et évaluer le programme de developpement du parrainage transformationnel en inclusion avec avec le SIP (Sponsorship on Programming) dans le plateforme inclusive du SingleSTEP et Horizon (SingleUser).

Assurer une bonne codification des RC, communautes et programmes en vue d'une communication exacte et en temps aux SOs/GC.

Telecharger et synchroniser les elements des RCs/commuanutes a temps.

S'assurer de la qualite des donnees des RC/communautes produise une transformation sur les marraines/parrains, communautes et RCs.

Integrer et reconsilier les transaction entre le SingleSTEP et Horizon.

Integrer et reconcillier les donnees entre Horizon (SingleUSER) plateforme entre le GC/SOs.

Appui aux structures et coordination .

Contole et coordination des donnees des differents Cluster.

Reporting and capacity building sur les SingleUSER.

Gestion des requetes du SingleUSER dans le temps imparti.

Qualifications: Formation/Connaissances/Connaissances Techniques et Expériences

Les éléments suivants sont exigées a travers une combinaison de formation formelle, auto-formation, expériences, etc.

Minimum qualification: Bac+2 en informatique

Expérience:

2 ans dans la gestion des systèmes et base de données.

Preféré: Bac+3 dans la gestion des systèmes et base de données ou tout diplôme équivalent

Finance & Support Services Director, WV Niger

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Provide overall leadership, oversight and management support for all aspects of financial management in the National Office. This position is seen as a strategic partner, member of the Senior Management/Leadership Team of the National Office (NO), with a focus on ensuring accountability, stewardship, coordinating planning and budgeting processes, providing accurate financial data, analysis and advices, as well as developing financial strategy that best serves the National Offices strategic and program objectives. The position is responsible for institutional capacity strengthening, the development and implementation of good internal controls, risk management, and utilization and safeguarding of

assets according to WV approved policies and procedures.

Provide strong, effective and efficient leadership to the Supply Chain teams by ensuring procurement of good and services are most economically.

Provide Strong, effective and efficient leadership to the information Communication and Technology (ICT) team by ensuring that the office has reliable, sufficient connectivity and that the organization’s information systems and resources are protected.

Provide overall leadership to the Administration function ensuring that the national office is receiving effective administrative supported and staff have a clean, secure and hospitable place to work.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership, Capacity Development and Strategic Partnering:

  • Provide strong and positive leadership to the finance and support services departments ensuring competent and motivated staff are hired and retained, providing efficient delivery of services.

  • Ensure professional and personal development of finance and support services staff through adequate orientation, on-the-job coaching, identification of learning, training needs and opportunities (e.g. in accounting, procurement,

  • SunSystems, grant management, risk management, leadership, etc.); and succession planning.

  • Model Christ-centered servant leadership and support spiritual development of his/her team.

  • Actively participate in the Hub NOs Senior Management/ Leadership team meetings.

  • Attend and actively participate in strategic regional meetings.

  • Facilitate NDs, Operations, Board and other non-finance staff in understanding and interpretation of financial statements.

  • Ensure partnership finance policies and procedures are understood by Senior Management, Operations/Technical staff, Communities, Local Partners and Board, as appropriate.

  • Develop strong networks internally (other NOs, Support Offices (SOs) and partnership entities) and externally (other NGOs, banking entities, communities, etc.) through effective communication, relationships and twin citizenship.

  • Promote shared resource within the region, and the partnership.

  • Ensure adherence to WVI key policy documents – mission, core values, and covenant of partnership.

Stewardship:

  • Ensure adequate cost efficiency and effectiveness measures are in place and are being followed through:

  • Providing cost analysis, promoting benchmarks and making recommendations for determining effective resource utilization at all levels.

  • Contributing to the development of appropriate policies and procedures for procurement of goods and services.

Financial Planning and Budgeting:

  • In collaboration with other Directors of the NO, advise NDs on strategic resource acquisition and allocation in line with Regional Working Group /Virtual Investment Review recommendations approved by the Regional Leader.

  • Lead the planning and budgeting process and provide technical support, to ensure global and regional guidelines are met.

  • Review alignment of budgets between the National Offices, projects, grants, MyPBAS and Support Offices.

  • Ensure control of NOs budget, cash flow and project funding, by providing timely and relevant information to budget managers, in collaboration with the Operations Leaders.

  • Contribute to the development of strategic direction and priorities of the NOs.

Fiscal Accounting, Compliance, Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Design and manage systems, policies and procedures that provide appropriate levels of security and control of WV assets, resources and operations.

  • Ensure the submission of timely, accurate, complete and relevant reporting to the Partnership and to internal users.

  • Design and ensure implementation of efficient and effective internal control systems.

  • Ensure adherence to partnership policies, procedures and guidelines as stipulated in the WVI Financial Manual and other documents, including – but not limited to: grant compliance, planning & budgeting, year-end closing, carryforward,

  • accounting and reporting.

  • Ensure Finance and Grants Finance Managers visit Programs/Projects to monitor accountability issues, follow up on implementation of audit findings and provide support as needed.

Financial Risk Management and Controls:

  • Ensure appropriate financial systems and controls are in place to avoid significant audit risk ratings in finance and support services at both NOs and project levels.

  • Ensure the coordination of management responses to finance and support services audits performed at the NOs and projects; ensure responses are sent on time to the Audit Department; and that finance and support services related audit

  • recommendations are implemented timely at all levels.

  • Ensure adequate preparation for internal and external audits.

  • Ensure all staff receive anti-corruption and fraud training, to mitigate fraud in all locations.

Supply Chain Management:

  • Coordinate and ensure an optimal interface between the supply chain and business units for efficient customer service delivery.

  • Ensure awareness and understanding of key policies and procedures relating to supply chain, administration and logistics.

Improve ICT Infrastructure and provide quality Service:

  • Ensure well-functioning office/programs connectivity.

  • Ensure the development and adherence to computer usage and other ICT policies.

IT Security and Integrity:

  • Ensure office disaster preparedness and policies updated to include new technologies, trends and threats.

Administration:

  • Ensure that WV staff and assets are secured, safe and well maintained; oversee logistics coordination.

  • Ensure that WV provides quality hospitality services to staff and visitors.

  • Oversee transportation/Logistics.

  • Responsible for vehicle procurement, management and maintenance.

Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor's degree in Administration or Accounting. Professional qualification such as CPA/CIMA/ACCA or Master's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Management or other applicable field to financial compliance.

  • Proven experience in working with grant related projects, implementing government grant regulations and building staff capacity.

  • Deep understanding of NGO finance environment and models of programme /project delivery; experience in managing complex funding arrangements.

  • Ability to engage and work collaboratively with diverse group of stakeholders to implement partnership initiatives.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working for large INGO.

  • Ability to work with multi-cultural and diverse teams to achieve results.

  • International work experience or exposure.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Proven ability to manage competing priorities.

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

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

  • Attend and able to lead in devotions and Chapel services.

  • Certificate in Fraud Examiner ( Recommended).

  • Excellent in written and spoken English. French would be added advantage.

  • Understanding of international accounting standards and government grant regulations.

  • Strong skills in time management and ability to meet strict deadlines.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Technical skills in IT/Finance related to financial systems (SunSystems), OLAP Cube, Horizon, Lotus Notes, eLearning & capacity building and WV-Central.

  • Understanding of programme/project management within NGO context.

  • Experience in preparing and facilitating large group meetings.

  • Good information presentation skills.

Working Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Office-based position.

  • Travel: The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 10% of the time.

  • On call: When called upon.

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