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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer - Buikwe Cluster

Back ground

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

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

Position: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer - Buikwe Cluster

Report to: Programme Manager

Location: Buikwe District

Purpose of the position:

To provide technical guidance to the cluster team on Programme/Project planning, development, monitoring and evaluation in line with WV policies and standards; including maintaining systems to collect and analyze information on activities, outputs, outcomes and impact of the program.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Project planning and Management:

  • Establish a robust M&E system for the cluster by having clear M&E framework and a performance monitoring plan for all project indicators

  • Develop and administer performance-monitoring tools to track program indicators in line with the Project/Programme implementation plans

  • Provide technical guidance and leadership in regards to the Annual Review and Planning process

Project Monitoring:

  • Collect and process data on project activities as specified in the detail program implementation plan.

  • Plan and conduct project output and outcome level monitoring as per the M&E plan and share through monitoring reports on progress of the project in line with the results framework

  • Perform quarterly data quality assessments to ensure validity, integrity, precision, reliability and timeliness of all performance data; identify any deficiencies and suggest corrective actions; and assist the technical team members to maintain electronic and hard copy files.

Data management, Analysis and Reporting:

  • Perform analysis of data, providing both descriptive and inferential statistics, as well as qualitative analysis, that will allow for an enhanced understanding of the ARP and project indicators.

  • Provide meaningful data summaries and visualization to demonstrate result to the project management. Support application of software for results based monitoring and evaluation such as SPSS, EPIDATA, EPIINFO, STATA, GIS

  • Prepares monitoring and evaluation reports documenting the findings of evaluation processes, including the impact of World Vision work to the communities.

Project Documentation and Learning:

  • Compile progress reports (Monthly, Quarterly, Semi Annual and Annual) for management decision making in line with the project implementation plan and donor requirements.

  • Promote utilization of data/information from progress reports, baselines, evaluations and other assessments at project level through reflection and learning forums such as quarterly review meetings and management meetings or conferences for project partners.

  • Documentation of project learnings, project most significant change stories, best practices etc. in profiling the projects performance to stakeholders

Assessments, Evaluations and Research

  • Provide technical guidance and leadership in conducting project assessments, baselines and Evaluations in line with established donor related guidelines

  • Monitor and track implementation of project evaluation recommendations in line with World Vision Uganda evaluation strategy and donor regulations.

Information Management Systems

  • Develop appropriate project Information Management Systems including project databases as a means to track M&E indicator performance using statistical software such as SPSS, EPIDATA, EPIINFO, STATA, GIS

  • Utilize WVU database initiatives such as Horizon, GIS, Automated Database and other relevant National Databases for organizational visibility such as the OVC databases

  • Provide and utilize data required by the District Health Information Management System (DHIS2) and OVC MIS

  • Provide information/data required to support during proposal writing for resource mobilization in line with World Vision Uganda mission.

  • Provide technical guidance and coordinate implementation of WV Partnership and WV Uganda strategic initiatives such as LEAP 3 and Horizon

Capacity Building

  • Provide technical support to the project staff, beneficiaries and other stakeholders on monitoring and evaluation according to World Vision Uganda evaluation strategy and donor requirements.

  • Develop capacity of project staff to utilize existing M&E tools for proper tracking and reporting in line with the donor guidelines including coaching and mentoring for project staff, partners and other stakeholders on Design, monitoring, evaluation & research.

Undertake any other duties as assigned by the Programme Manager

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in Monitoring & Evaluation, Statistics, Information Technology, Quantitative Economics, Mathematics, Public health, Demography, Biostatistics, or a related field is required.

  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in managing data intensive programs in designing, monitoring, and evaluation methodologies is highly desirable.

  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection and analysis methods, including tracking outcome indicators, is desirable.

  • Knowledge of designing and managing M&E systems at a national level for effective generation of monitoring data used in tracking Programme and improved service delivery and support related to development programming

  • Experience in designing M&E methodologies and tools, and the ability to coach and train others in their use is desirable.

  • Excellent command of MS Excel, and working knowledge of at least two statistical data management packages/software’s (quantitative & qualitative) e.g., SPSS, NVIVO/Nudist, EPIINFO, STATA etc.

  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing, interpreting, and reporting on M&E results so that lessons can be learned and incorporated into programming is desirable.

  • Experience in proposal writing and development, grants management, Report writing, research, monitoring and evaluation skills

  • Ability to work with inter-disciplinary teams and a wide range of program/project activities

  • Strong report writing and communication skills

  • Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly motivated

  • Capacity/potential in leadership, relationship management/networking, and coordination.

  • Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview – ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.

  • Good interpersonal skills, team player, facilitation skills and strong communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Proven conceptual & analytical skills, ability to take an evidence-based approach to programming

D,M & E Coordinator - Puntland

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For Somali Nationals Only

Design and Monitoring Evaluation (DME) Coordinator.

The Design Monitoring and Evaluation (DM&E) Coordinator will provide overall technical monitoring and evaluation support to all the projects in Puntland. The incumbent will closely work with the project managers to set, monitor and evaluate project performance targets in line with project objectives and to ensure that they are achieved. The candidate will be responsible for guiding the overall implementation of monitoring, evaluation and accountability related activities within the projects and provide timely and relevant information to the project staff. The DME Coordinator will also be responsible for strengthening the project M&E capacity, regularly monitor and evaluate the results to improve project performance; ensuring monitoring, evaluation and reporting is practiced as a means to growing and maintaining a culture of providing credible, reliable, timely and cost effective information for management decisions, accountability and learning in alignment with the project cycles.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assessment, Design & Planning

  • Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

  • Humanitarian & Programme Accountability

  • DME Capacity Strengthening

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills

  • Must adhere to set security standards

  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work

  • Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexibility and emotional maturity

  • Ability to exhibit exemplary life style as interpreted in specific local cultural context

  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Educational level required: A minimum of a university degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Community Development, Development Studies or any related field.

  • Technical Training qualifications required: Analysis using qualitative and/ quantitative methods including use of participatory methods and tools for planning, monitoring & evaluation

  • Professional technical skill desired: Knowledge of the SPHERE standards, Humanitarian Accountability Partnerships; other international humanitarian standards and other capacity building skills.

  • Experience: Minimum of five years’ work experience in community based programming, local government or work with NGOs or humanitarian agencies, of which at least three years must be in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning..

  • Other: Proficient in English language and Somali local language.

  • Computer literacy is required working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Power point, statistical packages as SPSS.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based with 95% frequent domestic travel to the field

  • Travel: 5 % Domestic/international travel may be required.

Kindly note: All academic certificates will be verified with the issuing academic institution.

World Vision adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant - EU Project

Back ground

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

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

Position: Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant - EU Project

Report to: Project Coordinator

Location: Tororo District

Purpose of the position:

To support the project in systematic data collection through routine monitoring of field level project activities on a timely manner to aid evident reporting, to ensure quality programming and accountability within the framework of World Vision and donor standards and guidelines.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Project planning and Management:

  • Develop and administer performance-monitoring tools to track program indicators in line with the Project/Programme implementation plans

Project Monitoring:

  • Collect and process data on project activities as specified in the detail program implementation plan.

  • Plan and conduct project output and outcome level monitoring as per the M&E plan and share through monitoring reports on progress of the project in line with the results framework

  • Perform quarterly data quality assessments to ensure validity, integrity, precision, reliability and timeliness of all performance data; identify any deficiencies and suggest corrective actions; and assist the technical team members to maintain electronic and hard copy files.

Data management, Analysis and Reporting:

  • Perform analysis of data, providing both descriptive and inferential statistics, as well as qualitative analysis, that will allow for an enhanced understanding of the project indicators.

  • Provide meaningful data summaries and visualization to demonstrate result to the project management. Support application of software for results based monitoring and evaluation such as SPSS, EPIDATA, EPIINFO, STATA, GIS

  • Prepares monitoring and evaluation reports documenting the findings of evaluation processes, including the impact of World Vision work to the communities.

Project Documentation and Learning:

  • Compile progress reports (Monthly, Quarterly, Semi Annual and Annual) for management decision making in line with the project implementation plan and donor requirements.

  • Promote utilization of data/information from progress reports, baselines, evaluations and other assessments at project level through reflection and learning forums such as quarterly review meetings and management meetings or conferences for project partners.

  • Documentation of project learnings, project most significant change stories, best practices etc. in profiling the projects performance to stakeholders

Assessments, Evaluations and Research

  • Monitor and track implementation of project evaluation recommendations in line with World Vision Uganda evaluation strategy and donor regulations.

Information Management Systems

  • Develop appropriate project Information Management Systems including project databases as a means to track M&E indicator performance using statistical software such as SPSS, EPIDATA, EPIINFO, STATA, GIS

Capacity Building

  • Provide technical support to the project staff, beneficiaries and other stakeholders on monitoring and evaluation according to World Vision Uganda evaluation strategy and donor requirements.

  • Develop capacity of project staff to utilize existing M&E tools for proper tracking and reporting in line with the donor guidelines including coaching and mentoring for project staff, partners and other stakeholders on Design, monitoring, evaluation & research.

Undertake any other duties as assigned by the Project Coordinator

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in Monitoring & Evaluation, Statistics, Information Technology, Quantitative Economics, Mathematics, Biostatistics, or a related field is required.

  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in managing data is highly desirable.

  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection and analysis methods, including tracking outcome indicators, is desirable.

  • Experience in designing M&E methodologies and tools, and the ability to coach and train others in their use is desirable.

  • Excellent command of MS Excel, and working knowledge of at least two statistical data management packages/software’s (quantitative & qualitative) e.g., SPSS, NVIVO/Nudist, EPIINFO, STATA etc.

  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing, interpreting, and reporting on M&E results so that lessons can be learned and incorporated into programming is desirable.

  • Ability to work with inter-disciplinary teams and a wide range of program/project activities

  • Strong report writing and communication skills

  • Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly motivated

  • Capacity/potential in leadership, relationship management/networking, and coordination.

  • Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview – ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.

  • Good interpersonal skills, team player, facilitation skills and strong communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Proven conceptual & analytical skills, ability to take an evidence-based approach to programming

Program Accountabilty Coordinator - Hargeisa

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For Somaliland Residents Only

Programme Accountability Coordinator - Hargeisa.

Purpose of the position:

The program accountability coordinator will provide technical leadership in the implementation of World Vision programme accountability framework across Puntland, Somaliland, South West and Jubaland States. The incumbent will promote clear understanding of Program Accountability and Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) principles, processes and implementation to World Vision field teams, partners and beneficiaries. The coordinator is expected to spearhead the implementation of strategies to achieve measurable improvement in community engagement, information-sharing, community participation, complaints and feedback mechanisms and CHS.

Key Responsibilities:

ASSESSMENT, DESIGN & PLANNING:

With guidance and mentoring from DME Manager, ensure community level feedback and complaints mechanisms are in place at project and program levels.

  • Conduct community-level accountability assessment and advise on appropriate mechanisms for establishing functional accountability systems in the project communities (information provision, community consultation processes, community participation and recording complaints, receiving feedback, and providing feedback and responses to WV and partners on time)

  • Sensitization communities, partners and staff on World Vision accountability commitments (information provision/sharing, feedback mechanisms, community participation and consultation)

IMPLEMENTATION AND MONITORING:

Ensure internal and external stakeholders fully understand the community feedback and response mechanisms.

  • Work with communications team to support project teams translate/contextualize relevant project information materials and share with communities

  • Produce timely and complete feedback handling meeting notes and share with key stakeholders.

  • Collate and present monthly programme accountability findings to management

  • Provide guidance and advice to feedback handling committees on processing feedback as per WV accountability policy and procedure;

EVALUATION AND LEARNING:

Ensure World Vision projects are informed with updated accountability findings to support accountable programming.

  • Analyze community feedback paying attention to key trends and propose to management adjustments to current programming to align with community-identified needs;

  • Identify and analyze accountability lessons learnt/best practice and share with relevant stakeholders to guide future design, policy and procedure formation;

  • Ensure projects are compliant with accountability standards at project and program levels; enforce the implementation of WV Programme Accountability Standard Operating Procedures

  • Work with managers to ensure beneficiaries are informed of project implementation strategies, beneficiary selection criteria, project timeline and entitlements for every project in the portfolio

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Educational level required: A minimum of a university degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Community Development or any related field.

  • Technical Training qualifications required: Analysis using qualitative and/quantitative methods including use of participatory methods and tools for planning, monitoring & evaluation

  • Professional technical skill desired: Knowledge of the SPHERE standards, Code of Conduct for Red Cross/ Red Crescent, Humanitarian Accountability Partnerships (HAP); Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) and other international humanitarian standards and other capacity-building skills.

  • Experience: Minimum of five years’ work experience in community-based programming, local government or work with NGOs or humanitarian agencies, of which at least three years must be in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning.

  • Proficiency in English and Somali languages

  • Computer literacy is required of MS Word, Excel, Power-Point, and Statistical Packages as SPSS.

Kindly note: All academic certificates will be verified with the issuing academic institution.

All applications shall be received by 15 April, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

World Vision adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator

FOR LAO NATIONAL ONLY

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The National M&E Coordinator (Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting) will work within the Strategy and Evidenceunit to support WV Lao PDR’s strategic goal to bring change in the lives of children in Laos, particularly to increase the number of children and mothers that are healthy and well nourished. This role will ensure programme quality, consistency and relevance through the provision of technical support to Zones regarding Monitoring, Evaluations and Child Well-being Indicator Reporting.

This role has a strong focus on strengthening WVL’s quality of programming and ensuring that all interventions are in line with WV partnership and humanitarian industry global standards. Specific responsibilities include the following:

Major Responsibilities of Job:

1. Strengthen Evidence Based Programs:

  1. Accountable for Monitoring and Evaluation in entire organization and work closely with the National M&E Manager and Strategy and Evidence Managerto strengthen evidence based programming by supporting APs and Grant projects through establishment of a national monitoring system which consolidate all strategic data from all projects and ensure the use of evidence-based M&E tools.

  2. Accountable for Baseline and Evaluation for Technical Programme and grant project and its report and ensure that MVC data are collected in all target areas. Maintain and update a consistent database.

  3. Support in Reporting and M&E for different stakeholder (SOs, Gov’t and Grants) and assist coordination of Annual Business Plan semi-annual review and reporting.

  4. Review all AP log frames and LEAP to ensure that there is program logic in the log frames.

  5. Development and continual improvement of simple M&E processes, guidelines and tools to strengthen M&E practice led with input and collaboration by Strategy and Evidence Manager, technical specialists and Association Director.

  6. Data consolidation and analysis of all available data led resulting in the generation of evidence of change at the national level.

  7. Communicate and share data and information with SPQD Director and PE Director/communications team so that data can be used to show best practice to others.

  8. Ensure National program information requested by WVL NO is provided in a timely manner

2. Provision of Technical Support to the APs, projects and Government Counterparts:

  1. Provide and/ or facilitate capacity building of technical and operations staff.

  2. To facilitate learning and reflection to improve M&E implementation in WVI-L.

  3. Conduct monitoring support visits and Data Audit visit to APs implementing sector projects and provide in the field technical consultation as requested, to ensure quality of sector activities implemented.

  4. Arrange for the translation of monitoring, evaluation and reporting resources into the Lao language.

  5. Assist donor visits and participate in donor visits when necessary.

  6. In times of emergency, provide technical support to disaster responses as directed by line management.

  7. Contribute to advocacy campaigns as directed by line management.

  1. Collaboration and Coordination

  1. Liaise with National government departments to ensure understanding of WVL’s M&E tools and evidenced based programming.

  2. Together with the National M&E Manager and Strategy and Evidence Managerto, engage actively with external partners working in the DME sector. This includes INGOs, NPOs, UN and other profit/public organisations. With supervision, seek opportunities for collaboration on best practice programming models.

4. Program Monitoring:

  1. In collaboration with the National M&E Manager andStrategy and Evidence Manager, develop simple and practical monitoring system and tools that can be used by all APs to track the progress of project implementation, and to capture learning.

  2. Work with TPM, TPC and grant project managers to ensure that the developed monitoring tool/system is used to ensure accountability and achievement of expected results and for learning.

  3. Support on how to develop AP M&E plans (and ITTs) as part of programme/project design. Make sure that baseline and target values for the indicators are set, appropriate monitoring methodology is developed and followed by the programme/ project team with M&E support.

  4. Ensure that the technical specialists are involved in the design of monitoring tools/systems and evaluations.

  1. Program Evaluation

  1. Facilitate and provide technical support to TP and AP for the process of programme/ project evaluations. This includes coordination, planning and resourcing program evaluations.

  2. In collaboration with M&E Manager, provide training in participatory programme evaluation to TP, AP and Government DME staff/teams.

  3. Assist the TP and AP staffs in producing project evaluation documents that are LEAP compliant.

  1. Program Reporting (Child Well Being Outcome Reporting):

  1. In collaboration with the National M&E Manager, and team, undertake a process of mapping standard indicator and output related indicators across all APs.

  2. Ensure the quality data and inclusive evidence consolidated from every projects provided in the CWB report and regular program reporting to SOs and Government by timely manner.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES:

  • Master degree in integrated development management from a recognized university or an institute.

  • In absence of the degree, it is required to have at least 3 years experience in community development, particularly in participatory project management.

  • Minimum of three years in demonstrated competency in providing management level support

  • Knowledge of development work, including program logic, theory of change, and community empowerment

  • Strong understanding of evidence based programming and a commitment to excellence

  • Ability to train others, ability to provide technical guidance and support to others, including zone, AP staff. Good presentation skills. Strong team work and support

  • Demonstrated experience of setting up and extracting data from electronic data collection systems such as Kobo and ODK.

  • Demonstrated experience in Microsoft Access or other database.

  • Demonstrated experience in statistical analysis.

  • Demonstrated experience in Baseline, Mid-term and Endline assessments and development and use of both quantitative and qualitative tools.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Lao

  • Willingness to travel to the provinces and districts on a frequent basis.

  • Good analytical skills and Statistical data analysis software (SPSS, STATA, EpiInfo….)

  • Good understanding of Lao Government policy, laws and institutions and the ability to work together with the various stakeholders.

  • Supporting development activities in NGO context

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 12 January 2020, however applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

Sponsorship and Program Facilitator (SPF)

Purpose of the position:

Effectively and efficiently facilitate Implementation of program development and sponsorship at the project level to ensure that communities are empowered for sustainable development and they contribute to child well being outcome as per World Vision standards

Communicate World Vision's Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Major Responsibilities: (please define in output format – 1--6 things of what you expect to see as a result of this position)

Key Outputs/Responsibilities

(Accountabilities and results)

Weight (%)

Implementation and reporting of planned activities

  • Participate in planning and budgeting, preparation of work plans, implementation of planned activities and monitoring/ reporting of progress.

  • Facilitate and monitor the implementation of planned activities and community level engagements.

  • Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during planning and development meetings, workshops and Seminars.

  • Identify local level partners, support and facilitate the partnership in the implementation of planned activities.

  • Facilitate stakeholders and partners in supervision and monitoring of programmatic activities.

  • Support the collection and documentation of impact and success stories on monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annually.

20

Community engagement and advocacy

  • Sensitize community empowerment through TEAM approach by organizing commercial producer groups (CPG) and formation of commercial villages.

  • Mobilize and facilitate integration of Vision Fund Tanzania(VFT) and Resilience Project Models such as Market Led Agriculture, Local Value Chain Development (LVCD), Standardized Saving Groups (eg Village loan saving Association (VSLA) and other Economic development initiatives

  • Innovatively support communities including RC households to participate and benefit from the programme development and make intentional inclusion of RC families in CPG, VSLA, Village Community Bank (VICOBA) and other program economic activities

  • Sensitize community on sponsorship (RC parents/ guardians, community leaders and other community members) and facilitate participation in the sponsorship management project activities

  • Mobilize and facilitate active participation of children and their communities to participate in planning, monitoring and implementation and evaluation of community development initiatives.

  • Build the capacity of children, families and community to collectively engage local leaders on identified issues.

  • Follow-up on commitments by leaders on improvement of the wellbeing of children.

  • Mobilize communities to participate in annual children care and protection days – such as the Day of African child.

25

Management of sponsorship performance

  • Monitoring of RC in line with partnership standards.

  • RC records and files well managed and stored securely.

  • Support RCs to correspond with sponsors in a timely manner.

  • Facilitate processing of all special mails; Christmas cards, Spontaneous letters, APR, introductory letters within partnership standard.

  • Support children to respond to sponsor correspondences- Sponsor letters and introductory letters.

  • Support management of Support Office Queries, Gift Notifications, mails, and file copies of correspondences in children’s files.

  • Conduct and produce quality periodic mailings Annual Progress Report – (APR) and Christmas Cards.

  • Take quality pictures according to the required standards.

  • Mobilize and support RC families to adequately prepare for and manage sponsor visits.

25

Monitoring of Registered Children

  • Support development of integrated monitoring plan in assigned area with ADP stakeholder

  • Analyze STEP management report and follow up critical RCs findings by using case management tool

  • Analyze Child well being (CWB) RC visits and Service Operation Indicator (SOI) reports from STEP and share them with ADP stakeholders

  • Compile monitoring reports for management action.

  • Hold monthly / quarterly meetings with Child Monitors and guardians/parents and child protection committees to address findings from monitoring.

  • Identify, train volunteers/monitor, partners and train on sponsorship philosophy and partnership standard.

  • Provide quality and accurate information on presence, support and benefit to enable entry in STEP database.

10

Child Protection and Wellbeing

  • Monitor the wellbeing and child abuse cases and report any accordance in line with child protection policy and guidelines.

  • Work with local leaders to protection children from child violations and abuses on child protection.

  • Sensitization of children including all RC on child protection.

  • Sensitize children, guardians/parents and other stakeholders about children’s rights and responsibilities with a view to identify child violations.

  • Facilitate spiritual nurture of children.

10

Networking:

  • Facilitate networking relationships and participation with wide stakeholders such as government, church, faith based organization leaders and other key partners at local level such as NGOs, CBOs, IGA groups

  • Facilitate WVT/VFT integration for profitable agriculture, livestock production and enterprise development (high value agriculture crops and livestock breeds).

  • Foster partnership with local institution in RC monitoring

10

PROFILE: Core Capabilities: (proficiency levels; 1=developing 2 =proficient 3=advanced)

Core Capability

Proficiency level

(1, 2, 3)

Examples of advanced proficiencies

(A full list of indicators available in Core Capabilities into Job Descriptions – Facilitator’s Guide)

Indv

Ldr

Achieving Capabilities

Achieving quality results and service

2

1

Example:

  • Clarifies goal and purpose of work tasks

  • Completes tasks in a timely, cost effective manner

  • Responds promptly in a professional manner

  • Solves routine workplace problems quickly and efficiently

  • Achieves predefined results and outcomes using ethical, efficient methods

  • Clarifies the standards that need to be followed

  • Demonstrates personal integrity and trustworthiness

  • Pursues thoroughness and appropriate detail

  • Communicates with integrity to different stakeholders

  • Takes initiative to focus on quality outcomes and services to beneficiaries and customers

  • Effectively communicate with others to create shared meaning and understanding

Practicing accountability and integrity

2

1

Communicating information effectively

2

1

Thinking Capabilities

Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly

2

1

Example:

  • Identifies gaps, trends, priorities and key issues Understanding various sectors of the humanitarian industry, key stakeholders and operational context

  • Identifies some historical changes in Humanitarian industry and stays aware of changing trends

  • Lists key information sources that keep knowledge current

  • Understands WV core documents (vision, mission, core values, covenant of partnership and ministry policies)

  • Represents World Vision as a child focussed organisation

  • Supports new approaches to work

  • Finds fulfilment in work through creativity

Understanding the Humanitarian industry

2

1

Understanding WV’s mission & operations

2

1

Practicing innovation & change

2

1

Self-managing Capabilities

Demonstrating Christ-centered life and work

2

1

Example:

  • Models a life style of Christ centred witness and service

  • Respects WV’s core values in work and life

  • Understands why work with the poor and disadvantaged children is important for followers of Christ

  • Understands the basic beliefs of the Christian faith

  • Respects and relates appropriately to people of other faiths

  • Accepts and supports corporate spirituality

  • Sets development goals and pursues learning both formally and informally

  • Commits personal time to growth and development

  • Receives feedback on performance and acts on it to improve performance

  • Routinely look for opportunities to learn, improve, change and grow

  • Maintains balance in work, life and relationships (especially family and friendship relationships and support networks)

  • Prioritises many demands without losing focus

  • Has realistic self awareness of abilities and development needs

  • Manages personal emotions and their effects

Learning for growth and development

2

1

Maintaining work/life balance

2

1

Relational Capabilities

Building collaborative relationships

2

1

Example:

  • Treats others with honour and respect

  • Builds and maintains strong relationships

  • Cooperates well with other team members

  • Develops personal networks of effective relationships within World Vision

  • Respects and is sensitive to different groups

  • Adapts personal style to new environments and cultures

  • Appreciates and embraces differences

  • Understands own preferences, culture and perspective

  • Expresses own beliefs in culturally appropriate manner

  • Interprets and presents information with influence and impact

  • Uses different styles to impact different individuals or groups

Other Competencies/Attributes:

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

  • Perform other duties as required.

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:

  • Minimum Qualification required: Diploma in Social Science from accredited College/University in Agric. Economics., Sociology, Community Development, Psychology & related field.

  • Preferred: Degree /Advanced Diploma in Agric. Economics, Sociology, Community Development, Psychology & related field.

  • Experience: 1 - 2 years in programming

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • High integrity.

  • Partnering and engaging with stakeholders

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Report writing skills

  • Networking and influencing skills.

  • Highly reliable and dependable.

  • Passion for children.

  • Skills in Programming.

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

  • Computer skills

  • Community Facilitation skills

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Few office work with frequent visits to the field

  • Travel: 02% Domestic travel is required and On call: 05%

WVV Program Effectiveness Specialist

WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:

World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As a child-focused organization, WV’s work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. WVV has a total income of around US$ 19,000,000 (FY19) with funding from 14 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Funding of WVV consists of sponsorship program funding (70%) and PNS/grants (30%). WVV employs about 430 staff, of which 99% are Vietnamese nationals.

In FY19, World Vision Vietnam is implementing 37 Area Programmes (APs) which operate in 5 zones: North1 (Hoa Binh and Dien Bien), North 2 (Yen Bai – Tuyen Quang), North 3 (Thanh Hoa, Hung Yen, Hai Phong), Centre (Quang Tri, Quang Nam – Danang) and South (Quang Ngai, Binh Thuan, Ho Chi Minh, DakNong). WVV’s AP usually focuses within one administrative district of a province which populated by ethnic minority people with high rates of poverty. A uniqueness of WVV’s Development Program Approach (DPA) is that AP team members are based at district level where the AP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis. Beside the APs, WVV is also implementing different Special and Grant Projects to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children in both AP and non-AP areas.

Finance is a support function of WVV with the main responsibilities of maintaining and strengthening the accountability and stewardship over the financial resources being entrusted to the organization.

In addition to the requirement of professional and educational background, staff working for the Finance function are required to possess a strong characteristic of honesty and integrity, as well as the ability to arrange and work under high pressure to meet very strict deadlines of financial reports submission.

By working closely with the AP/Project staff and other support staff, Finance function assists the WVV Management in achieving the office objectives by provision of improved financial management, better compliance, better controls and procedures.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To support World Vision Vietnam (WVV) in implementing effective assessment, design, monitoring and evaluation events and strengthen WVV’s Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system across all programs, including Technical Programs, Area Programs (APs); and Special Funded Projects (SPs); strengthen DPA application in APs/APs in order to promote community ownership. The position involves significant reflection and learning as a process of quality improvement of M&E systems across WVV’s entire programs and in the approaches used to measure WVV’s effectiveness.

The PE Specialist assists the Manager of Programme Effectiveness Unit and subsequently Program Quality and Resource Development Director in building up the capacity of Zonal Program Effectiveness Officers, and relevant staff in effective M&E skills including the implementation of CWBOs.

The PE Specialist supports the Manager of assigned Technical Program in contextualizing DME tools, measuring indicators and monitoring the progress toward achieving TP goals and outcomes.

The PE Specialist supports the APs and projects in their assigned zone and all other APs whenever requested to meet minimum standards of DME for community development, and to promote higher quality sustainable programming.

To coordinate WVV departments, APs, projects to achieve the Horizon 3.0 Implementation Plan and assist APs and Projects in using Horizon 3.0 in managing effectively the AP/project information.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

I. DME technical support: The quality of program and project Assessment, Design and Evaluation is consistently improved through active involvement in key DME event in the annual calendar.

  • Lead baseline and evaluation events with assistance provided in formulating methodology, collecting and analysing data; recommendations given to the final evaluation and assessment reports;

  • WV’s Development Programme Approach are contextualized and introduced progressively into WVV assessment, design, monitoring and evaluation;

  • Key Performance indicators are consolidated through Horizon and Powerbi

  • Program Effectiveness Manager and PQRD Director are assisted to establish a feedback loop with the community for the application of LEAP to inform decision-making;

  • Assigned technical programs and projects are assisted in developing standard tools and monitoring the progress toward their goal and outcomes;

  • TPs/APs are supported with relevant tools and processes for shared monitoring system;

  • APs/TPs/APs are supported with tools and processes for measuring and report on outcome on regular basis.

  • Review and provide comments for LEAP documents.

II. iCWBOs/CWB targets: WVI’s Indicators for Child Well-being Outcomes (CWBOs) and CWB targets are implemented for maximum relevance and utility in the Vietnam and AP context in consultation with PEU Manager.

  • Indicators are standardized for each TP;

  • On-going support is provided to implement baselines in APs/TPs to improve the quality of program DME

  • Quality assurance for iCWBO/CWBT measurements is control in order to make sure that the data is valid and reliable for informing decisions

  • AP staff and community capacity is built to understand and use the iCWBO/CWBT data in each AP environment.

  • Simple materials are collected and developed to support the effective implementation of the iCWBOs and MIS, Horizon;

III. DME Capacity Building: AP teams are supported to build DME capacity for project staff, local partners.

  • Staff training workshops are organized to introduce DME, DPA, CWBOs/CWB targets, Key Performance Indicators (KPI), and Horizon;

  • Close liaison is built and maintained with other relevant institutions such as local NGOs and WV National, Support and Regional Offices to best meet the objectives of Capacity Building for MnE and improve WVV’s M&E system;

IV. Coordination: Coordination with other PEU team members and departments

  • Coordinate with CE specialist in order to promote the community ownership in all LEAP cycle

  • Coordinate with PE Specialist for MVC/CCT in effectively identifying and assisting MVC and vulnerable groups

  • Coordinate with PE specialists in facilitating DME events and learning events

  • Assist assigned TP teams in finalizing Technical Program Design Document and TP adaptation through AP planning process.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

(The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training.)

Education

  • Bachelor degree in Community Development, Business Administration, Information Management, Public Health and/or related fields.

  • Master degree is preferred

Knowledge & Skills

  • Have sound knowledge in developmental approach, M & E and management of information systems.

  • Understanding of NGOs and research field.

  • Have good skills in training and capacity building.

  • Have excellent interpersonal skills

  • Have excellent communications skills in verbal and written English and Vietnamese

Experience

  • Experience of working with NGOs.

  • At least 5-year experience on M&E and Information Management System

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

Our contact details are: People and Culture Department -World Vision International – Vietnam Address: 9th floor, the Mercury building, 444 Hoang Hoa Tham, Hanoi, Tel: 024. 39439920 (ext.118)

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

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

WVV Procurement Officer

We are looking for Vietnamese competent candidates to fill the following vacancy/ Tổ chức TNTGVN đang tìm kiếm các ứng viên cho vị trí :

WVV Procurement Officer - 01 position/01 vị trí

Work base/Nơi làm việc: Ha Noi

Deadline for application/Hạn nộp hồ sơ: 18 March 2020

For detailed Job advertisement, Job description please find on WV Vietnam's career page/ Vui lòng xem thông tin chi tiết trên trang mạng của tổ chức TNTGVN:

WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:

World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As a child-focused organization, WV’s work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. WVV has a total income of around US$ 19,000,000 (FY19) with funding from 14 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Funding of WVV consists of sponsorship program funding (70%) and PNS/grants (30%). WVV employs about 430 staff, of which 99% are Vietnamese nationals.

In FY19, World Vision Vietnam is implementing 37 Area Programmes (APs) which operate in 5 zones: North1 (Hoa Binh and Dien Bien), North 2 (Yen Bai – Tuyen Quang), North 3 (Thanh Hoa, Hung Yen, Hai Phong), Centre (Quang Tri, Quang Nam – Danang) and South (Quang Ngai, Binh Thuan, Ho Chi Minh, DakNong). WVV’s AP usually focuses within one administrative district of a province which populated by ethnic minority people with high rates of poverty. A uniqueness of WVV’s Development Program Approach (DPA) is that AP team members are based at district level where the AP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis. Beside the APs, WVV is also implementing different Special and Grant Projects to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children in both AP and non-AP areas.

Finance is a support function of WVV with the main responsibilities of maintaining and strengthening the accountability and stewardship over the financial resources being entrusted to the organization.

In addition to the requirement of professional and educational background, staff working for the Finance function are required to possess a strong characteristic of honesty and integrity, as well as the ability to arrange and work under high pressure to meet very strict deadlines of financial reports submission.

By working closely with the AP/Project staff and other support staff, Finance function assists the WVV Management in achieving the office objectives by provision of improved financial management, better compliance, better controls and procedures.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The position coordinates and monitors the implementation of Supply Chain Management (SCM) key focus areas and Regional/Global initiatives in Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management; analyzing and interpreting trends and observations for management action; and engagement with relevant National Office staff and other stakeholders.

The responsibility also includes managing the procurement process: developing and executing contractual agreements with suppliers through positive relations with supplier network, effective negotiations and management of contracts.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

I. Business Requirements

- Adherence to business requirements in fulfilling procurement needs

II. Planning

  • Advise and seek approval of internal customers of modifications from original requests.

  • Facilitates across all parties the timely resolution of issues that could impact meeting the needs of the requestor and communities.

  • Identify alternative supply sources for materials / services not under contract

  • Work with Logistics to ensure safe delivery and receipt of ordered materials

  • Resolve conflicts with deliveries and suppliers

  • Develop Item catalogues for the assigned categories enabling accurate procurement planning.

  • Train and facilitate the procurement planning process in the assigned projects / locations

  • Review the completeness and accuracy of the Plans and consolidate the Zonal /Cluster / AP Plans

  • Ensure grant requirements are understood and met in the planning process

III. Strategic Sourcing & Solicitation

  • Execute the Market Assessment and Supplier Pre-Qualification process as per the set guidelines based on the set guidelines for the assigned categories.

  • Manage the RFQ/RFP Process including baselines & price survey methodologies as per the approved framework for the assigned categories.

  • Lead negotiations for the assigned Categories.

  • Preparation of Procurement Committee submission documents to ensure their comprehensiveness to allow an informed decision making process.

  • Facilitate Purchasing Committee meetings and ensure that proper documentation is maintained.

  • Analyze and ensure that Partners' / Sub-Grantees' market assessment process, supplier pre-qualification process, RFQ/P and evaluation process, meets WV / Donor requirements, and capture any gaps identified in the capacity development plans / exemption approvals.

IV. Supplier contract and Relationship Management

  • Ensure approved standard agreement formats are used and any changes to the terms & conditions needs to be verified with legal and RSCM through HoD

  • Use contractual terms and conditions that are required during order request and processing for the purchase of goods, work and services.

  • Accurately complete the master data management form (or contract/supplier register)

  • Draft supplier contracts for those categories where the vetted global standard contract format is not applicable, and reviews supplier recommended changes.

  • Monitor and complete contract closeout, renewal or retender, as appropriate for the assigned commodities.

  • Ensure that the suppliers understand contractual conditions and performance indicators.

  • Identify & resolve or escalate contract-related issues both internally and externally.

  • Analyze supplier performance based on customer feedback information & other sources and coordinate with supplier for improvement.

  • Support to manage the supplier base, pre-qualification criteria and selection process. Identify and pre-qualify supply alternatives. Evaluate vendor responses and make finalists recommendations.

  • Arrange Pre-Bid meeting with suppliers.

V. Procurement Execution

  • Receive incoming Purchase Requisitions (Pending Buyer Action), verify specifications are clear, conduct sourcing event if required items are not already on contract, update the PR with actual supplier record and release PR for approval.

  • Follow Procurement Polices and guidelines in Supplier Award decisions under the applicable threshold.

  • Manage PO Change requests coordinating with Requesters, Budget Owners and Suppliers

  • Consolidates all required documentation for presentation to Finance for timely supplier payment for materials and services delivered.

VI. Data Management, Analysis and Reporting

  • Collect and analyze organization-wide data to support decision-making

  • Provide support in the design of the business metrics to monitor SCM performance and alerting management when the performance trigger is violated

  • Conduct spend analysis to support strategic sourcing activities, and Supplier Relationship Management

  • Prepare summary report of supplier bid responses for Procurement Committee award decision meetings

  • Track and analyze procurement performance and savings against established target levels 

VII. Process, Procedure and Policy

  • Socialize and implement the approved policies (including exemptions approved), processes and guidelines.

  • Advice management regarding any challenge / risks / impractical guidelines.

  • Collect customer feedback relating to the policies, processes and guidelines, and report to NO Management for improvements or change,

  • Review with Partners / Sub-Grantees, their SCM Policies, procedures and etc. to identify any gaps, document them under assessment reports, and capture under capacity building plans

VIII. Professional & Personal Development

  • Demonstrating an understanding of and commitment to World Visions Core Values in the approach to work and relationships;

  • Work and Life balance

  • Current career plan that is consistent with World Visions strategic goal

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

(The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training.)

Education

University graduate

Knowledge & Skills

  • Very good computer skills for analyse data, information consolidation and track measures (excel)

  • Understanding of the market trends and supplier network

  • Understanding of non-profit organizations

Experience

  • 1-2 years’ experience in procurement, including sourcing and purchasing in a similarly large agency in Vietnam context

  • Experience working with individuals and groups

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

Our contact details are: People and Culture Department -World Vision International – Vietnam Address: 9th floor, the Mercury building, 444 Hoang Hoa Tham, Hanoi, Tel: 024. 39439920 (ext.118)

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

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

Regional Governance Advisor for Asian Support Offices

*To apply for the role, please send your CV and letter of interest including your ‘calling’ to this role and salary expectations to [email protected] by the closing date 11 APRIL 2020.

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

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The purpose of the position of Regional Governance Advisor (RGA) for Asian Support Officers is to apply relevant expertise, knowledge, skills and methods that will effectively engage with Asian National [Support] Offices in the development of high performing governing boards in support of the World Vision, Mission and strategic objectives.

To this end, the position will provide guidance and advice on achieving standards of governance as stated in Partnership policy and best practice. This will require the RGA to: exercise diplomacy and tact in providing judicious feedback; support board development, that includes designing and/or delivering governance training; clarify decision rights and accountability in all aspects of World Vision governance; and, support National Office governance transition and Peer Review processes according to established policies and standards. The position makes an important contribution to ensuring alignment to Partnership strategy and policy. In addition, the position facilitates twin citizenship and unity and trust between the National Offices and the Global Centre, enhancing federal health within the Partnership.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Board Development & Capacity Building:

  • Provide capacity building and development facilitation and training in best practice governance to Boards and Advisory Councils in Asia 2 , in collaboration with the RLs, ND’s and Support Office CEOs.

  • Facilitate the assessment of governance effectiveness in National Offices and develop action plans to address identified gaps.

  • Create and implement regional governance strategy, annual work plan and Regional Forum Plan for capacity building and other learning processes.

  • Support the defining of baseline Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for governance at national, regional, and global level, to promote effectiveness and alignment to Partnership standards.

  • Ensure monitoring, observation, regular communication and quality board meeting reporting, so as to keep track of Board and Advisory Council performance.

  • Provide support and quality control for National Office Board and Advisory Council Transitions where appropriate.

  • Coach and advise National Directors/CEOs, senior leadership (Subject Matter Experts that support board committees) and board support staff to work with their boards and Advisory Councils and derive value from them.

  • Contribute content and develop board training modules.

Peer Review & Global International Audit (GIA):

  • In conjunction with the Peer Review department, provide support and counsel to board and staff with regard to the self-review, in preparation for Peer Reviews.

  • Provide advice for an appropriate follow-up and implementation of peer review recommendations.

  • Participate as a peer in reviews assigned and scheduled by the Peer Review Department.

  • Support GIA’s risk audits related to the governance functioning, and provide advice on implementation of GIA recommendations related to governance.

Collective Responsibility, Regional Strategy & Alignment:

  • Contribute to regional senior management meetings as appropriate and articulate governance issues as well as Global Governance Department planning and coordination meetings.

  • Participate in the development of a contextualized Regional Forum that is governance-focused and a development opportunity for boards and Advisory Councils.

  • Selectively attend Board or Advisory Council meetings as a resource advisor /observer on governance with agreement of parties concerned.

  • Liaise with VisionFund governance department (where applicable) to ensure alignment between National Offices and VisionFund MFIs on governance issues as per WVI policies and guidelines.

Others:

  • Attend and participate in weekly chapel, devotions and regional/departmental retreats.

  • Practice the Core Values, Covenant of Partnership and Partnership Principles.

  • Undertake any other tasks that are consistent with the position’s purposes, as may be required by the Partnership Leader, Global Governance.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Masters level or higher degree in related field such as Human Development, Law, Organisational Development, Corporate Business and related Management, or Governance.

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the functioning of International NGOs such as World Vision in terms of their governance, management and operations is preferred.

  • Broad knowledge and understanding of current board governance best practices and developing issues in the region and/or global.

  • Experience working effectively with senior leaders, including working directly under and reporting to a board, serving on a board, preferably including experience in the non-profit sector.

  • Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills.

  • Ability to lead board assessments, conduct objective assessments per defined standards and facilitate board development and capacity building.

  • Ability to conceive and formalize sound strategy to meet the mission and deliver on objectives and tasks on time.

  • Outstanding coordination skills, with ability to handle multiple activities concurrently, work under pressure, and meet deadlines.

  • International experience/exposure through travel or living working in other countries

  • Ability to participate effectively in a virtual team while ensuring achievement of team objectives

  • Good diplomatic, influencing and negotiating skill with ability to exercise discretion.

  • Demonstrated commitment to World Vision's mission statement and Core Values.

  • Proven ability to work across different cultures and nationalities within the regions and cultural contexts.

  • Fluency in English.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred:

  • Masters Level or Higher Degree in related field such as Human Development, Law, Organizational Development, Corporate Business Management or Governance.

  • Experience in development of quality board tools and polices.

  • Board experience and board development facilitation.

  • Ability to work in a complex organization.

  • Understanding of current practices in corporate governance.

Work Environment:

  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30+% of the time.

  • Willingness to work outside the normal working hours from time to time, due to the need to connect with people in different time zones.

  • Ability to work in a virtual team.