Building Innovative Solutions

Our Technology and Innovation teams seek to enrich and transform the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children by supporting the World Vision Partnership with integrated information, communications, and technology solutions around the world. Is your vision our vision? 

منسق مشروع -رام الله

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الهدف: دعم وزارة التربية والتعليم العالي – الادارة العامة للارشاد والتربية الخاصةمن خلال تقديم

سياسة الحد من العنفمعدلة بصيغتها النهائية بناء على ملاحظات وتوصيات وزارة التربية والتعليم العالي الادارة العامة للارشاد والادارات العامة والمؤسسات الأخرى ذات العلاقة

خطة اجرائية واضحة لتنفيذ السياسة داخل المدارس مع تحديد الادوار والمسؤوليات والموازنات اللازمة لذلك.


المهام المطلوبة

سيكون العمل بشكل مكثفبقيادة وزارة التربية والتعليم العالي الادارة العامة للارشاد والتربية الخاصة للقيام بالمهام التالية:

  • تحضير وتقديم خطة عمل لمراجعة وتحديث السياسة ووضع الخطة الاجرائية بالتنسيق مع الادارة العامة للارشاد والتربية الخاصة، بما في ذلك: الأنشطة والاجراءات المقترحة والموازنات التقديرية والأدوار والمسؤوليات والمواعيد النهائية.

العملمباشرةمعالادارةالعامةللارشادلتنسيقالاجتماعاتوورشالعملاللازمةمعالشركاءالمختلفين(الادارات العامةذات العلاقة في وزارة التربية والتعليم، الوزارات ذات العلاقة، المرشدين في الميدان، مدراء المدارس والمعلمين، المشرفين، مؤسسات المجتمع المدني ذات العلاقة، أعضاء المجموعات القطاعية، الطلابوغيرها) لتحديث السياسة ووضع الخطة الاجرائية.

التنسيق الفنيمع أعضاء المجموعات القطاعية في غزة والادارات العامة ذات العلاقة في وزارة التربية والتعليم.

الدعوة للاجتماعات باسم الوزارة وعمل الترتيبات اللوجستية.

تجميع الملاحظات واضافة التعديلات اللازمة على السياسة بناء على التغذية الراجعة من ذوي العلاقة.

تقديم نسخة الكترونية من السياسة المعدلةوالخطة الاجرائيةفي نهاية المشروع.

العمل ضمن فريق واحترام وجهات النظر المختلفة للشركاء.

العمل في مناطق مختلفة من الضفة.


بناء على ما هو مطلوب كمخرجات، يتم اقتراح الية العمل والمنهجية المقترحة والجدول الزمنيمن المنسق لتقييمها

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مكان العمل: رام الله


المؤهلات المطلوبة


أن يحمل المتقدم درجة جامعية اولى على الأقل في مجالالخدمة الاجتماعية، علم النفس، التربية، الارشاد التربوي، صحة نفسية

خبرة عملية لا تقل عن 5سنوات في المجال

أن يرفق نسخة من شهاداته العلمية والسيرة الذاتية

خبرة موثقة في تنفيذ مثل هذا النوع من العمل

متمكن باللغة العربية قراءة وكتابة ويفضل معرفة جيدة في اللغة الانجليزية

قدرة عاليه على الاتصال والتواصل والتنسيق

معرفه ممتازة في استخدام الحاسوب

معرفه وخبرة في التعامل مع المعاملات المالية في الوزارات خاصة في وزارة التربية والتعليم العالي

قدرة عاليه على تحمل ضغط العمل وضمن فريق

لديه/ا قدرة لاعداد خطط وبرامج تدريبية ذات علاقة

لديه/ا خبرة في موضوع الحد من العنف

القيام بزيارات ميدانية للمتابعة مع المرشدين أو الاشخاص والمؤسسات ذوي العلاقة

أن يكون لديه معرفة بواقع المدارس الفلسطينية

القدرة على التواصل بفاعلية ووضوح شفويا وكتابيا

خبرة في العمل مع وزارة التربية والتعليم العالي ومع الادارات العامة المعنية والشركاء

القدرةعلىعملجدولزمنيبالمهامالمقترحةوعددايامالعملالمطلوبةلكلمهم

 


Junior Officer - Planning and Support (Colombo)

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 working in relief and development projects in 20 districts across the country.

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

We are looking for dynamic individuals to join us on our journey of caring

JUNIOR OFFICER PLANNING & SUPPORT– WORLD VISION LANKA

Location: Based in Colombo

Job Profile

The Junior Officer Planning & Support will provide administrative & secretarial support to the Director Marketing & Engagement & the team in the timely delivery of quality services to all its stakeholders both internal & external in achieving the organisational goals and objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing accurate and timely reports to Director – CPIPE, be informed of the status of key projects & related tasks & responsibilities, follow-up where required & ensure timely submission of quality reports to the Director CPIPE & other stakeholders as required

  • Draft letters, agreements and other correspondence for the Director CPIPE and the team as needed

  • Maintain effective relationships with corporate partners/line ministries & other project partners and ensure timely & effective formalization of partnership agreements for effective program delivery

  • Ensure efficient flow of information to the CPIPE & other WVL Departments & external stakeholders/corporate partners for timely & effective communication of relevant information

  • Provide required support for the smooth operation of WVL programs & related functionalities

  • Facilitate the development of departmental Annual Business Plan (ABP), develop & maintain Dept Calendar & Information Management System/Database for greater integration and work excellence

  • Ensure effective & efficient conduct of Dept Programs/Meetings/Workshops and maintain minutes of meetings where required

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree OR equivalent in Business Administration or related field

  • Minimum of 02 years’ experience in a similar role, with proven ability in event coordination/public relations & managing budgets/finance & related tasks

  • Excellent planning & organizing skills with ability to meet deadlines

  • IT savvy & highly competent in the use of MS Office Suite

  • Excellent communications skills in English both oral & written & proficient in Sinhala and/or Tamil (Trilingual preferred)

  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to multi-task and work effectively in a high-pressure environment

  • Ability & willingness to travel domestically when required

  • Committed to World Vision values & able to work well in a cross-cultural environtment

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

Closing Date: 1st January 2019

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

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

This offer of employment is made contingent upon the successful completion of all applicable background to apply

Sponsorship Assisant - Field

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

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

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

VACANCY - SPONSORSHIP ASSISTANT

Location: Trinco South

Job Profile

The Sponsorship Assistant provides support to the Sponsorship Coordinator for the implementation of Sponsorship operations within the area programme. The position supports the Sponsorship Coordinator in assuring the accurate and timely processing of correspondence and monitoring of child well-being outcomes for all Registered Children. The position participates in community engagement and capacity building efforts of partners and community groups.

The Sponsorship Assistant will also provide coordination and support to ensure Child Monitoring Standards are met. The position supports the Sponsorship Coordinator to ensure sponsor communications activities are designed in such way so as to contribute to child participation and voice. The position is also responsible for the coordination of design, development of communication materials, quality assurance and administration. The Sponsorship Assistant also coordinates information management data quality, data entry, monitoring, tracking, exception reports, follow-up and reports.

Major Responsibilities

  • Support the Sponsorship Coordinator in planning and rolling out Community Engagement and Sponsorship Education

  • Assist Sponsorship Coordinator Plan sponsorship education processes and contributes as needed

  • Participates in community engagement and capacity building efforts of partners and community groups

  • Supports DF to coordinate specific needs of sponsorship communications

  • Fully support the Sponsorship Coordinator in activities related to child selection

  • RC record management and Information to be of high quality

  • Children are registered for child sponsorship

  • Support the Sponsorship Coordinator fully in activities related to monitoring

  • Support the Sponsorship Coordinator fully in activities related to Sponsor Communication

  • Queries and Gift Notifications are responded to appropriately and on time

  • Sponsor Visits are organized and completed ensuring a life-changing experience to the Sponsors, Child, Family, Community and staff

  • Management is equipped with performance related information of AP Sponsorship Programme

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • A Collage Graduate

  • At least 2 years’ experience in World Vision or similar agencies is an advantage

  • A Good understanding of community-led development work

  • Creative and able to apply innovative thinking

  • Good interpersonal skill and cross-cultural sensitivity, abilities to work as a team

  • Effective written and oral communication

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

Closing Date: 27th March 2019

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

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

Finance and Administration Assistant

Background Information

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

Title: Finance and Administration Assistant

Report To: Grant Accountant

Location: Mutare

Purpose of the Position:

To provide wide range of administrative support services, develop and maintain efficient office systems and procedures.

Major Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for procurement/requisition of stationery and other office material.

  • Maintain the departmental files, ensuring the confidentiality and security of documents.

  • Provide typing, photocopying, filling and other secretarial support needs for the department.

  • Prepare departmental budgets and Labor Distribution Reports and Attendance Registers on a monthly basis.

  • Maintain and accounting for petty cash.

  • Stationery inventory control for the department.

  • Prepare payment requests for the department’s expenses for submission to

the Finance Officer and making follow up on payment requests and ensure that cheques are delivered to suppliers.

  • Organise for department’s meetings and taking minutes for staff meetings.

  • Asset administration.

  • Assist in the logistics needs of all staff pertaining to all travel.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Diploma in Accounting or Equivalent.

  • Knowledge in SUN Systems.

  • 2 years relevant experience.

  • Good typing skills and speed.

  • Knowledge and experience in computers especially Microsoft word, Excel, Spreadsheet software, Lotus Notes.

  • Knowledge of database management.

  • Ability to handle confidential matters and a high degree of professional integrity.

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

  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely, cost effective way.

NB: Shortlisting will be done as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Female applicants are encouraged to apply.

Digital Channel Manager

Digital Channel Manager

Salary: £36,994 - £43,522 per annum, depending on experience + good range of benefits

Contract: Permanent 36.5 hours per week

Based: Milton Keynes

World Vision is an international childrens charity working with children, their communities, and with supporters and partners, in almost 100 countries. Through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy weve helped bring lasting change to millions of children, over more than 60 years. And as a Christian organisation, everything we do is motivated by our faith as we strive to reflect Gods unconditional love. Work for World Vision UK and you will be part of a truly global Partnership, building brighter futures for vulnerable children.

Use your digital communications and technical expertise to lead our digital acquisition team, inspiring more people to join us and make a difference to the worlds most vulnerable children.

About the role

We are substantially investing in our online capabilities so we can inspire more people to support World Vision. Following a strategic review and the recruitment of senior digital leaders we are changing towards a content-driven approach to our digital acquisition, aligning the whole organization behind making this a success.

We are looking for a highly motivated Digital Channel Manager to take our digital fundraising and engagement initiatives to the next level. This is an ideal chance to use your experience in this key focus area to lead, motivate and develop the Digital Channel team to innovate and grow the number of people who join us every year.

In this key leadership role, you will be responsible for all of World Visions digital acquisition of child sponsors: reaching out to new audiences and using a variety of digital channels and content to inspire them about our work and having them join us a child sponsor. Youll have responsibility right from the overall strategy to its execution. Working with agencies and stakeholders of all levels, with a test and learn mindset, and managing a team of three people, you will also be responsible for embedding an agile and innovative approach to digital fundraising and engagement across the organization.

Making this a success is a key priority at World Vision, and you would have full support, both financially and strategically, to help you meet your goals. We will also work with you to ensure you stay at the forefront of digital innovations, backing you to continue developing your skills through working with the World Vision International Partnership, Digital events, mentoring, and internal and external training opportunities.

You will be an outstanding and creative digital marketer, campaigner or fundraiser with a passion for inspiring people to partner with us in protecting the worlds most vulnerable children. Youll be numerate, with a strong grasp on digital metrics across a range of channels. Whilst not necessarily an expert in all digital channels youll have a solid understanding of PPC, SEO, UX, content marketing, social media and display advertising and the ways these can support each other. Youll be able to develop and articulate a clear vision for digital acquisitions at World Vision, able to bring stakeholders along with you to contribute to the results we need.

In addition to the salary offered, we offer good benefits including pension, generous holiday entitlement and free parking.

As an active Christian, this role offers you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

Please click here to view the full job description.

Please upload your CV of full employment history explaining any gaps of employment and reasons for leaving your previous employer. This must be accompanied with a covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.

Closing Date for applications: Sunday 14th April

Interview Dates: Tuesday 23rd April

World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people representing all sections of the community. World Vision UK also operates flexible working policies and practices.

As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.

No agencies please.

Finance and Support Services Director, DRC

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The WVDRC Finance and Support Services Director provides 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 NO, with a focus on ensuring accountability, stewardship, coordinating planning and budgeting processes, providing accurate financial data, analysis, and advice; as well as developing financial strategy that best serves the NO strategic and programme objectives. Responsible for the finance staff capacity strengthening, the development and implementation of good internal controls, risk management, and utilisation and safe

guarding of assets according to WV approved policies and procedures.

The WVDRC Finance and Support Services Director provides leadership to the Supply Chain team ensuring that the procurement of organisational resources is executed effectively, efficiently, and economically. Ensure the national office is optimally staffed to timely procure & deliver project supplies per grants donor guidelines and WV policies.

The WVDRC Finance and Support Services Director provides overall leadership to the ICT team and ensure that the office has reliable, sufficient connectivity and the organisation’s information systems and resources are adequately protected.

The WVDRC Finance and Support Services Director provides overall leadership to the Administration function ensuring that the national office is effectively supported and staff have a clean, secure, and hospitable place to work.

The WVDRC Finance and Support Services Director provides financial oversight and matrix manages Sustained Humanitarian Response (Category III equivalent) and Fragile Context programming.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership, Capacity Development, and Strategic Partnering:

  • 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 finance, supply chain, IT and administration staff through adequate orientation, on-the-job coaching, identification of learning, training needs and opportunities (e.g. in accounting, SunSystems, grant management, risk management, leadership, etc.); and succession planning.

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

  • Actively contribute to and participate in the NO Senior Leadership team meetings.

  • Attend and actively participate in strategic regional meetings.

  • Facilitate ND, Operations, 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, SOs and partnership entities) and externally (other INGOs, banking entities, corporates and communities, etc.) through effective communication, relationships and twin citizenship.

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

  • Adhere 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, in collaboration with the Supply Chain team.

Financial Planning and Budgeting:

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

  • Coordinate the planning and budgeting process and provide technical support, to ensure global and regional guidelines are met, as well as to chart and execute a strategy in the midst of changing constraints and circumstances.

  • Review alignment of budgets between National Office, projects, grants, MyPBAS, and Support Offices and ensure effective and efficient cost recovery practices are followed.

  • Control of WVDRC budget, cash flow and project funding, by providing timely and relevant information to budget managers, in collaboration with the Operations Leader.

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

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.

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

  • Define and implement efficient and effective internal control systems.

  • Adhere 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.

  • Coordinate the timely and accurate submission of financial reports in Notes FFR (Field Financial Reporting) database.

  • Review the reconciliation of MyPBAS to FFR monthly with action plan for addressing outstanding items.

  • Provide regular analysis of ADP/Grant financial reports and timely feedback to ADP/Grant managers for decision making.

  • Ensure NO Finance, Supply Chain, IT and admin staff visit Programs/Projects to monitor accountability issues, follow up on implementation of audit findings and provide support as needed.

Financial Risk Management and Controls:

  • Manage appropriate financial systems and controls and ensure they are in place to avoid significant finance audit risk ratings, both at the NO and project levels.

  • Coordinate management responses to finance audits performed to the NO and projects; ensure they are sent on time to the Audit Department; and that finance related audit recommendations are implemented timely at all levels.

  • Coordinate adequate preparation for GC and external audits.

  • Manage Financial Risk.

  • Implement anti-corruption and fraud strategies.

Supply Chain Management:

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

Improve IT Infrastructure and Provide Quality Service:

  • Ensure improved office/programs connectivity.

  • Facilitate and ensure preparation of and adherence to computer usage policies.

IT Security and Integrity:

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

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.

Transportation/Logistics.

Responsible for vehicle procurement, management, and maintenance.

Manage financial risk and fiscal integrity.

Manage complex funding arrangements across multiple funding streams.

Establish financial operations.

Ensure a safe workplace.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration, or a related field.

  • Solid knowledge of accounting principles, financial systems, budget/cash flow monitoring and internal accounting controls.

  • Highly flexible and agile in style with the ability to produce creative and pragmatic solutions to complex problems.

  • Demonstrates systems thinking.

  • Champions and Manages Innovation.

  • Must be able to lead and manage a team.

  • Good working knowledge of computerized accounting systems, preferably Sun Systems & ProVision.

  • Must be computer literate in Microsoft Office programs.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in finance position with medium business/medium NGO/government agency.

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in finance management position.

  • Experience with planning and forecasting.

  • HEAT training is mandatory within 6 months of start date.

  • Able to work in a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff.

  • Ability to travel within country, regional and internationally.

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

  • Working knowledge of French preferred and/or willingness to learn.

  • Good oral / written and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • MBA in Finance, MSC in Finance/Accounting/Auditing preferred.

  • ACCA, CIMA, CPA or equivalent preferred.

  • Knowledge of government grant regulations and financial reporting requirements preferred.

  • Knowledge of local accounting system preferred.

  • Experience of treasury activities, establishment and monitoring of budgets and an understanding of data processing concepts and systems is preferred.

  • Experience with humanitarian aid in-country is a plus.

  • Experience working in a challenging environment (either in a fragile context or a relief environment is preferred).

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Executive/ Administrative Assistant

LOCATION

Yerevan, Armenia

DURATION

Open-ended

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

Provision of administrative, logistics and secretarial support services to World Vision Armenia Country Office, including coordination of information flow, contribution to operational efficiency and effectiveness. The Executive/ Administrative Assistant plays an integral role in the flow of information into, through and out of the organisation and is the first point of contact for anyone contacting WV Armenia.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Office Operation: Communication/ Information Management

  • Manage the reception area, greet and direct visitors and phone callers to the appropriate department and/ or employee, take and deliver messages as needed;

  • Process incoming and outgoing telephone calls, DHL mail and other correspondence;

  • Maintain administrative office files;

  • Handle typing, word processing, photocopying, and other support needs for Administrative Department;

  • Maintain call logs and logs for tender participants;

  • Compile and timely update staff contact list;

  • Receive taxi orders form staff, record data into electronic database, keep track of taxi coupons.

Support to WV Armenia Program Director

  • Provide administrative and secretarial support to Program Director in accurate and timely manner;

  • Manage incoming and outgoing communications (e-mail, telephone, correspondence);

  • Organize agendas and necessary documents, take minutes at meetings;

  • Manage logistics related to business trips and other activities.

Support to Administrative Department

  • Provide administrative and secretarial support to Administrative Department Manager in accurate and timely manner;

  • Provide translation and interpretation services upon necessity;

  • Manage logistics related to business trips and other activities;

  • Assist Administrative Department Manager in other tasks and assignments, as needed.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Linguistics or Social Sciences;

  • At least 3 years of similar work experience;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, Armenian and Russian;

  • Computer proficiency in word processing, Power Point, Lotus Notes and other internet applications;

  • High sense of responsibility;

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain good relationships with peers and visitors;

  • High levels of written communication and a clear and persuasive verbal presentation style;

  • Politeness, honesty;

  • Ability to work under pressure;

  • Excellent interpersonal and team work skills.

Education Specialist

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The Education Specialist is a leader who supports WV Lao PDR’s strategic goal to bring change in the lives of children in Laos, particularly to increase the number of children who are well educated. This role has a strong focus on strengthening WVL’s evidence based education programming and ensuring that education interventions are in line with WV partnership and humanitarian industry global standards. This role has to provide technical support to Grants and APs which are part of the technical program (Unlock Literacy and WASH in School Models) implementation process including training the AP teams on implementing TP (Project Models activities, ensure that the frontline workers are fully trained to deliver the TP outcomes, closely monitor the activities to ensure its quality and effectiveness at community level, network with the respective departments at the Province and District level, support the team in drafting concept papers and proposals for fund raising purposes, conduct need based studies to showcase the relevance of the program. Specific responsibilities include the following:

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Key Deliverable:

  • Building the skill set of AP team.

  • Technical execution of Education TP (UL&WASH).

  • Provide hand holding support, monitoring and report.

  • Partnering, positioning and advocacy efforts at the block, district level.

Concepts for enabling resource mobilization.

  1. Enhance the skills and potentials of the AP team

  • Build the capacity of the AP staff on the implementation of certain models and approaches recommended by Education TP (UL&WASH).

  • Enhance the knowledge and skills of the frontline workers and volunteers in the community on Education (UL&WASH).

  1. Technical execution, hand holding support, monitoring and reporting:

    • Support the Grants and APs in developing the Annual plan and the LEAP budget template with proper planning and sequencing the activities.

    • Periodically visit the Grants and APs and ensure that the programs implemented by the AP are technically appropriate.

  • Ensure that the AP is able to have evidence base for all the programs.

  • Review the existing monitoring tools during the field visits/ joint morning visits and redesign as per the need.

  • Provide technical sector assistance with the design and the implementation of assessments, baseline and end line surveys.

  • Support Education TPCs and Government Counterparts to strengthen assessment, design and implementation of education interventions through trainings, awareness raising, communications, etc.

  • Develop and deliver curriculum (ToT) training to TPCs/Government counterpart staff to enable staff to deliver accountable, evidence based, quality ministry that brings sustained improvements to well-being of children.

  • Track the financial utilization of the AP against the activities planned and ensure timely completion of all the activities.

  • Periodically attend the review meetings at the AP/Province/NO and share the progress of Education TP (UL&WASH) at the respective Grants and APs.

  • Ensure that lessons learnt from our implementation are periodically shared within the team and at the district level.

  • Timely feedback on micro project proposal, Monthly Progress report of Grants and APs, TP reports and ensure the recommendations are followed up.

  • Make a joint visit twice to thrice in a year with Province team.

  1. Partnership, Positioning and Advocacy:

  • Develop the linkages with the block/district level officials and have working agreements in place to implement our programs in all the Grants and APs.

  • Identify potential partners to work together and scale up certain initiatives.

  • Co-lead/facilitate district/level networks and advocacy campaigns related to the TP.

  • Assist in ensuring that the voices of children are heard in WVL’s programming and that children are involved in decisions on AP activities that affect their lives especially Most Vulnerable Children (MVC).

  • Formation of consortiums at the Province level with the support of the TPM.

  • Position the organization by representation in such networks and actively contributing and sharing about our programs.

  • Conduct research studies and publish papers.

  • Promote action learning across the country program through regular Education Sector Working Group meetings, other meeting related and training of others to take leadership of structured reflection in the provinces.

  1. Resource Mobilization:

Develop concept notes/proposals and extend technical support to the projects which are awarded.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor’s degree (Education, Development Studies or similar field)

  • At least 3 years’ experience in community development with a focus on education.

  • Experience supporting education activities in NGO context

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

  • Technical training in education sector, with focus on primary education preferred

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

  • Demonstrated knowledge on education, particularly as it relates to primary education

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

  • Ability to identify and plan work strategically and to work to deadlines

  • Project management knowledge and skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Lao

  • Ability to train others, ability to provide technical guidance and support to AP staff

  • Possess strong organizational, computer, and writing skills

  • Ability to function efficiently and effectively with little day-to-day supervision

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

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 31 March 2019, 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

Technical Program Manager - Education

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: Technical Program Manager-Education

Report to: Operations Director

Location: Kampala – National Office

Purpose of the position:

As a technical program manager in WVU, you will be responsible for operationalization of the technical program priorities. Provide overall leadership, oversight and management support for all aspects of education technical programming in operations divisions. Ensure technical program implementation is managed effectively and contribute to child well-being outcomes in line with national office strategic priorities and meets community and donor accountability in line with world vision’s policies and standards.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Technical Programme Implementation Management

  • Provide strong and positive leadership to the field education technical program (TP) officers ensuring competent and motivated staff are hired and retained.

  • Support professional and personal development of education technical staff through on-the-job coaching, identification of learning and training needs and opportunities.

  • Ensure that education technical programme is managed and executed well as per plans within time, cost and budgets, meeting donor and community accountability.

  • Provide support to the regional program managers and cluster managers to monitor operations budgets, funding, expenditures and execution.

  • Ensure education technical program and all related projects achieve child well-being outcomes in line with the organization’s ministry framework and development approach, and national office (NO) strategic priorities and programme designs.

  • Develop and implement strategies for intentional and mutual learning among technical program staff between projects and between other regions.

  • Provide oversight of the technical program operational risk management, including ensuring timely responsiveness to issues that might compromise the effective implementation of the technical program.

  • Contribute to the effective TP related disaster management and emergency functions, based on partnership protocols and standards.

  • Ensure that technical program field level programming contributes to national level advocacy strategies.

  • Supports the TPOs and program managers to have meaningful engagements with al partners across areas where the TP is implemented (especially districts) for realization of TP objectives.

  • Ensure children’s sponsorship standards are adhered to in implementation of the education projects

Technical Program Planning

  • In collaboration with regional program managers significantly contribute to the development of technical program detailed implementation plan (DIPs) and key priorities of WV operations (short, medium and long)

  • Develop a business plan for education TP in alignment with strategy and plans of other departments.

  • Takes the needs of registered children into consideration in the design and plans of technical plans

  • Support the regional program managers to develop budget for TP; provides rough budget estimates for each “Technical Project” implemented in each AP; estimate national-level activity and operation budget; make plan for funding portfolio and coordinate with area plan to negotiate with SOs/donors

Technical programs Grants Implementation Support

  • Support the associate director grants in education technical programs related grants start up and implementation

  • Work with cluster/AP education teams to provide support of education grants and ensure the implementation is done in an integrated manner.

  • Actively participate in grants reporting as well as reflection and ensures that projects are responding to the emerging issues in timely manner.

Accountability and Quality Assurance for Model Implementation

  • In close collaboration with regional program managers, ensure provision of good quality services to technical program implementation (Model fidelity) and in turn follow partnership standards, policies and protocols, including all relevant sections of LEAP 3 implementation guidance.

  • Support adequate quality assurance processes to ensure that programs meet defined program quality standards including indicator performance.

  • Ensure that findings and recommendations from various accountability mechanisms such as reflection, operational and finance audits, technical program evaluations, technical program reviews, are acted upon in a timely and effective manner.

  • Supports regional program managers to adapt technical programmes for implementation at the local level

Technical Program Reporting

  • Responsible for education technical program baseline, indicator tracking table (ITT) and activity monitoring, semi-annual and annual reports and evaluation of technical program.

  • Ensures results of technical programme is measured by outcome/output indicator achievements

  • Leads the semi-annual and annual technical program reporting and ensures child wellbeing impact is adequately captured and presented in a manner that is supported by quality evidence and scale.

  • Supports the area plans related annual reporting on education technical projects and ensures that it conforms to support offices fiduciary requirements as well as donor promise.

  • Perform other duties as required

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Education , Management or other field applicable to developing country context

  • Post Graduate Qualification in Project Planning management is preferred

  • Minimum of 5 years managerial experience in Portfolio and Program Management with a thorough understanding of all areas of project management cycles in a complex, international development organization.

  • Training or certification in Portfolio and/or Programme Management with accredited institutions such as PMI, or IPMA.

  • Ability to engage at a strategic level

  • Good report writing skills is a prerequisite

  • Strong budgetary and financial management skills.

  • Good interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.

  • Able to work on a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff.

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

  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes or similar database, email and internet programs.

  • Ability to travel within country, regional and internationally.

Rapid Response Mechanism – Co-ordinator, WV South Sudan

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) Coordinator will ensure the timely and effective management and implementation of RRM operations/missions, ensuring efficiency, quality, impact and accountability in all WVSS RRM while upholding the core values of World Vision. The RRM Coordinator is responsible for close monitoring of the humanitarian situation, paying particular attention to emergencies, displacements and assisting the National Office in planning for needs assessment and organizing teams rapid response missions across all sectors , in particular food, NFIs , WASH , Nutrition and protection.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct oversight and day to day management of RRM missions, ensuring achievement of set outputs and outcomes as related to delivery of rapid response services in hard to reach locations across all sectors.

  • Establish and maintain effective project management tools for RRM , work plans, procurement, budget and spending planning, quality programming, beneficiary accountability, programmatic and financial reporting.

  • In an integrated approach, lead/coordinate teams for the nutrition, protection and NFI sectors in project implementation, reporting and accounting.

  • Work closely with Supply Chain Management/ Procurement, Log cluster and any other contracted service providers to rapid response missions for efficiency and timely delivery of goods and services to the affected locations.

  • Coordinating with security (internal & external), other NGOs and UN agencies in the planning of rapid response multi sector missions as well as inter-cluster rapid assessments.

  • Provide regular reports according to WVSS and donor reporting standards / requirements.

  • Capacity building of a multi sectoral rapid response teams in the national office.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, public health, management, business administration, international development or a related field including grant management.

  • Extensive exposure to food assistance programs (minimum 3 years).

  • Knowledge of the Sphere standards, Code of Conduct for Red Cross/ Red crescent, Humanitarian Accountability Partnerships (HAP) and other international humanitarian standards.

  • Knowledge and experience of ensuring Commodities standards, as defined and set out in WV Food Assistance Manuals.

  • Knowledge of commodities & logistics operations, preferably within WV context, specifically those that relate to food distributions, warehousing, reporting, tracking, monitoring etc.

  • Knowledge of different capacity building initiatives.

  • Knowledge of Excel spreadsheet and Word programs.

  • Ability to effectively develop rapport and relate to donors, NGOs, counterparts, and government agencies.

  • Must be willing to travel and a flexible approach to living conditions.

  • Fluency in English is essential.

  • Working experience in the hostile environment and having attended security training (HEAT) will be added advantage.

  • Excellent computer skills, familiarity with MS Word, Lotus Notes, MS Excel and Power Point would be an added advantage.

  • Experience in working in hard too reach, and hostile environments with high levels of insecurity.

  • Experience in managing teams, in complex and at times insecure locations.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

  • Willingness to live in remote locations, with minimal or very little amenities or services.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, public health, management, business administration, international development or a related field including grant management.

  • Extensive exposure to food assistance programs (minimum 3 years).

  • Knowledge of the Sphere standards, Code of Conduct for Red Cross/ Red crescent, Humanitarian Accountability Partnerships (HAP) and other international humanitarian standards.

  • Experience in working in hostile and deep field locations, will be an added advantage.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Mostly field based position in remote locations

  • Travel: 30% domestic/international travels is required.

  • On call: Available for communication with partners and colleagues from diverse time zones.