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Vacancy: Senior Program Officer - Marketing & Local Income

Reference:
 163-16N21042
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Category: Marketing and Resource Development

Type: Fixed term, Full-time 

International Role: No
 
Job Description
 
Grow Local Income; strengthen, GAM Processes & Ensure Effective Donor Retention.
  • Regularly review and update the National Resource Development (NRD) strategy & Coordinate its implementation
  • Actively engage a portfolio of diverse corporates & local foundations of not less than 7;
  • Local Income fundraising targets for all WVKs priority sectors set and reviewed annually in line with National Office Strategy, GAM strategy and Technical Approaches.
  • Identify corporate donor priorities and intelligence on possible opportunities.
  • Raise a Local Income Grants as per WVK set Targets for each Financial Year as per the Grants Strategy
  • Communicate Local income funding opportunities & other relevant information to relevant stakeholders; Technical Specialists in Quality Assurance, Grant Finance etc.
  • Develop appropriate products to market to corporates, local foundations e.g. Banks, Communication organizations, among others.
  • Develop Local Income grant risk matrix as per the WVK and global office requirements.
  • Coordinate all key sectors and functions and conduct proposals writing as per donor/Corporates or Support Office and government guidelines and timely submission.
  • Coordinate concepts and proposal feedback mechanisms with donors/Corporate and SOs;
  • Conduct quarterly analysis on the success rate of all applications to specific donors assigned.
  • Coordinate WVK Local income tracking metrics and ensure fundraising data base is in place to track achievement of targets;
  • Coordinated contractual processes with partners, donors, SOs or other stakeholders;
  • In collaboration with QA and Integrated Programs/Operations technical staff, maintain updated WVK Capacity Statements for sectors as per Corporates, /SO & or Donor interests.
Enhance donor attraction, communication and retention
  • Coordinate the National Office in designing programs that leverage unique, high value contributions of foundations, local and multinational companies
  • Proactively provide donor updates on existing grants and keep the donor relations on course;
  • Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders and other corporate bodies to maximize value.
  • In collaboration with Integrated Programs/Operations, coordinate donor exposure to WVKs work with an aim of expressing our wide capacity;
  • Actively network and initiate strategic meetings between Corporates/donors representatives and National Director/designee
  • Coordinate development and review of appropriate sectoral marketing products for key Corporates/donors
Monitoring, Reporting, Documentation & Knowledge Management
  • Manage Partnership and funding Agreements and relationships.
  • Identify, establish and manage partnerships with potential development actors and facilitate signing of Agreements.
  • Coordinate with EARO & SOS in working with regional & International corporates, Banks, industries
  • Update, maintainand improve electronic Grant information on WV Central site, M Drive among others.
  • Coordinate with Integrated Programs & Quality Assurance to ensure timely and accurate grants reporting and documentation of best practices.
  • Maintain and update the Proposal Resource Guide on a regular basis.
  • Analyze and develop presentations for internal and external audiences on trends, focus and developments among corporates/donors for policy and strategy review.
  • Maintain an up to date record of all proposals, concepts, expression of interests, funding agreements and other relevant documentation for ease of access.
Capacity Building, Monitoring & Documentation for Enhanced WVK Brand
  • Increased awareness of World Vision's brand / work among the public and/or corporate officers and employees through the print and broadcast news media.
  • Coordinate identification of WVK staff capacity gaps at all levels (NO, Regional & County) in regard to brand management & Local resource acquisition.
  • Work closely with communications team and other partners to develop and produce corporate marketing material.
  • Work closely with other departments to identify marketing needs and develop materials for the same.
  • Provide technical support in the procedures for managing new opportunities (e.g. the go/no go decision).
Qualifications: Education / Knowledge / Technical Skills and Experience
  • Minimum Bachelors degree or Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Relations, Mass communications or other relevant training from a recognized university of college.
  • Minimum five years experience in busy corporate communications, public relations, print, or electronic office.
  • Ability to write creatively and edit communication narratives or resources and reports.
  • Must have good photography skills
  • Must be computer literate
  • Graphic Design and desktop publishing skills an added advantage
  • Must be flexible, be ready to travel and work under pressure for long and irregular hours and meet strict deadlines.
  • Must have a good command of both spoken and written English.
  • Strong analytical skills
How to Apply

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Vacancy: Senior Acquisition Manager
 
Reference 174-14N09049
 
Location: Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
 
Category: Field Operations 

Type: Fixed term, Full-time 

International Role: No 
 
Purpose of the Position: Sr. Acquisition Program Officer - This is a position within Programme Development.

In collaboration with relevant Technical Advisors and Project Managers, the holder will lead program and proposal development and design for high-value, complex funding opportunities, in line with WVS strategy. 

The position will support the creation and promotion of strategic alliances with donors and multilateral agencies for purposes of increasing resources for children and families WV serves. 

Assist local staff capacity building for participatory approaches and design, monitoring and evaluation. Review monthly, quarterly and annual reports to ensure quality.

Major Responsibilities:


  • Pursue resource mobilization opportunities aligned to WVS strategy and capacities in humanitarian and development sectors by working closely with Quality Assurance, Operations, Technical staff, and Finance in developing proposals for a wide variety of donors to address local community needs that are aligned to WV Somalias strategy; in developing program designs and proposals;
  • Proactively pursue and build donor and partner relationships that lead to effective collaboration, funding opportunities, and technical lessons learned to ensure positive impact of WVs programs on the lives of children, families, and communities.
  • Represent WV Somalia in various donor and coordination forums at National level and providing programmatic information as required and maintain good relationships with donors including, UN Agencies, bilateral, multilaterals and Support Offices
  • Provide timely, detailed and quality program and financial reports to Support Offices and donors on emergency and rehabilitative grant funded programs;
  • Provide effective and reliable monitoring of emergency and rehabilitative programs through liaison with partners, Project Managers and Technical Advisors and ensure compliance and adherence by Project Managers to WVS policies and procedures, donor regulations and monitoring mechanisms which allow transparent and accountable implementation of projects;
  • Ensure good donor and World Vision International Support Office relations by ensuring that WVS meets all contractual obligations and achieves high quality planning and implementation levels;
  • Build capacity of field staff in reporting, monitoring and use of humanitarian standards such as SHPERE, HAP and NGO Code of Conduct;
  • Conduct routine field support visits, for the purposes of assessing if and ensuring that programs are managed in accordance with internal procedures, such as LEAP, SPHERE and HAP principles as well as in a manner that will promote good practice, maximize impact and encourage learning;
  • Ensure compliance and adherence by Project Managers to WVS policies and procedures, donor regulations and monitoring mechanisms which allow transparent and accountable implementation of projects;
Qualifications: Education / Knowledge / Technical Skills and Experience
  • Educational level required: First degree in Development studies or related field
  • Experience: 3+ years working in humanitarian or development field, with 5-7 years minimum professional experience overall. Two or more previous assignments in developing and/or fragile contexts preferred. Previous professional performance ratings should indicate consistent growth, high performance and potential for future management.
  • Technical Training qualifications desired: Professional technical skill desired: Humanitarian standards (SPHERE, HAP), specific trainings on donor requirements e.g. OFDA, DFID, EuropeAid training, personal security awareness training;
  • Excellent English languages skills; written and verbal
  • Demonstrated proposal development skills: Must be exceptionally strong writer. Demonstrated ability to mobilize cross-functional proposal team (technical, ops, field, finance, M&E, Regional/HQ) with right staff at the right time to meet even the tightest deadlines. Can also effectively mobilize multi-partner proposal development teams.
  • Networking/external engagement skills: proven experience in networking with donors and partners to bring about funding opportunities. Able to speak persuasively in front of groups.
  • Team player; the ability to mobilize and work as part of a diverse team to achieve the overall goal
Working Environment / Conditions:
  • Work environment: Nairobi based
  • Travel: Domestic and international travel is required for this position. The position requires frequent travel to Somalia, a dynamic and often insecure context; when in Somalia accommodation is at team houses.
How to Apply

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Vacancy: Project Officer - Nutrition
 
Reference: 180-12N32066
 
Location: Lodwar, Kenya
 
Type: Fixed term, Full-time 
 
International Role: No

Purpose of the position: This position reports to the Project Manager Nutrition and its main role is to ensure the successful implementation and monitoring of Nutrition project interventions aimed at contributing to improved children wellbeing outcomes within the operation area.
 
Major Responsibilities:

Project planning and implementation
  • Ensure proper planning and implementation of nutrition project interventions in area of operation as per WV and donor standards and guidelines
  • Develop quality project annual work plans, budgets and 4D matrix and use to implement the project
  • Ensure effective integration of nutrition interventions with other projects in the programme
  • Ensure effective integration of gender, child protection, disability, Christian commitment and advocacy into nutrition interventions.
  • Ensure identification of local needs and resources and take appropriate programming measures
  • Ensure accurate and quality nutrition project design documents are used
  • Timely mobilization and effective communication with communities and stakeholders during baselines and evaluations
Monitoring, reporting and documentation
  • Engage community leaders and partners to plan for monitoring nutrition activities
  • Develop monitoring plan with communities and partners based on WV, Ministry of Health (MoH) and donor standards; with support from the Design, Monitoring & Evaluation (DME) specialist.
  • Facilitate capacity building of communities and partners on monitoring and ensure participatory monthly data collection
  • Ensure joint monthly monitoring of nutrition indicators as per schedule with communities and partners
  • Ensure collection nutrition data using standardized tools
  • Share nutrition monitoring data
  • Utilize DME software for accurate data entry, analysis and interpretation
  • Share nutrition baseline and evaluation reports at community and sub county levels
  • Facilitate regular reflections with the community on monitoring practice to make improvements as needed
  • Share data for use to develop quality reports (Annual, Semi-annul and Monthly Management Reports) in line with WV/grant reporting guidelines.
  • Ensure monthly monitoring of project expenditure and level of implementation
  • Ensure documentation of local needs and resources and share with appropriate sectors and partners
  • Identify and document nutrition best practices from the project
Engagement and networking
  • Effective representation of WVK in nutrition stakeholder meetings at county and sub-county levels in collaboration with the ADP/Project manager.
  • Report on resource mobilization opportunities at county and sub-county level
  • Participation in National/International nutrition days at county and sub-county level in collaboration with the ADP/Project manager.
  • Provide information to inform fund raising initiatives at national level
  • Work with the Ministry Health for technical direction and leveraging of resources to support nutrition interventions in the ADP.
  • Facilitate community members to advocate on nutrition issues to relevant stakeholders
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor
Qualifications: Education / Knowledge / Technical Skills and Experience
  • Relevant degree in Nutrition or their equivalent. Additional training in Community Nutrition will be an added advantage
  • Must be enrolled with Kenya Nutrition and Dietetics Institute (KNDI)
  • A minimum of two years working experience in Nutrition projects at community level
  • Experience in partnerships including Ministry of Health and churches
  • Experience in Health systems in Kenya at county, sub-county and community level.
  • Good understanding of Ministry of Health systems, Nutrition programming models and standards and guidelines
Working Environment / Conditions:
  • Work environment: Typically field based with frequent domestic travel
  • On call: during emergencies
How to Apply

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Vacancy: Project Officer - Multiple Micronutrient Project

Reference: 181-12N32066
 
Location: Lodwar, Kenya
 
Type: Fixed term, Full-time 
 
International Role: No
 
Purpose of the position: This position reports to the Project Manager Nutrition and its main role is to ensure the successful implementation and monitoring of Multiple Micronutrient Project (MNP) aimed at contributing to improved children wellbeing outcomes within the operation area.

Major Responsibilities:

Project planning and implementation
  • Ensure proper planning and implementation of Micronutrient project in area of operation as per WV and donor standards and guidelines
  • Conduct county/sub-county and community level sensitization on micronutrient project
  • Develop quality project annual work plans, budgets and 4D matrix and use to implement the project
  • Ensure effective integration of MNP with nutrition interventions and other projects in the programme
  • Ensure MNP supplies requests are channeled through the ministry of health for timely dispatch to the health facilities
  • Conduct capacity building initiatives to Ministry of Health(MoH) staffs and Child Health Workers(CHWs) on use and benefits of micronutrient powders
  • Ensure effective integration of gender, child protection, disability, Christian commitment and advocacy into MNP & other nutrition interventions.
  • Ensure identification of local needs and resources and take appropriate programming measures
  • Ensure accurate and quality micronutrient project design documents are used
  • Timely mobilization and effective communication with communities and stakeholders during baselines and evaluations on MNP
Monitoring, reporting and documentation
  • Engage community leaders and partners to plan for monitoring of MNP activities
  • Develop monitoring plan with communities and partners based on WV, MOH and donor standards; with support from the Design Monitoring & Evaluation (DME) specialist.
  • Facilitate capacity building of communities and partners on monitoring and ensure participatory monthly data collection
  • Strengthen MoH and WV reporting systems
  • Develop quality project progress reports, stocks and beneficiary reports and management reports according WV, MoH and donor requirements.
  • Ensure availability of IEC materials on MNP at the health facilities
  • Ensure joint monthly monitoring of MNP and other nutrition indicators as per schedule with communities and partners
  • Ensure collection of MNP data using standardized tools
  • Share MNP and other nutrition monitoring data
  • Utilize DME software for accurate data entry, analysis and interpretation
  • Share MNP baseline and evaluation reports at community and sub county levels
  • Facilitate regular reflections with the community and health facilities on MNP practice to make improvements as needed
  • Ensure monthly monitoring of project expenditure and level of implementation
  • Ensure documentation of local needs and resources and share with appropriate sectors and partners
  • Identify and document nutrition best practices and lessons learnt from the project
Engagement and networking
  • Effective representation of WVK in nutrition stakeholder meetings at county and sub-county levels in collaboration with the ADP/Project manager.
  • Report on resource mobilization opportunities at county and sub-county level
  • Participation in National/International nutrition days at county and sub-county level in collaboration with the ADP/Project manager.
  • Provide information to inform fund raising initiatives at national level
  • Work with the Ministry Health for technical direction and leveraging of resources to support nutrition interventions in the ADP.
  • Facilitate community members to advocate on nutrition issues to relevant stakeholders
  • Any other responsibility as may be assigned by the ADP/Project manager
Qualifications: Education / Knowledge / Technical Skills and Experience
  • Relevant degree in Nutrition or their equivalent. Additional training in Community Nutrition will be an added advantage
  • Must be enrolled with Kenya Nutrition and Dietetics Institute (KNDI)
  • A minimum of two years working experience in Nutrition projects at community level
  • Experience in partnerships including Ministry of Health and churches
  • Experience in Health systems in Kenya at county, sub-county and community level.
  • Good understanding of Ministry of Health systems, Nutrition programming models and standards and guidelines
  • Ability to converse in Ngturkana will be an added advantage
Working Environment / Conditions:
  • Work environment: Typically field based with frequent domestic travel
  • On call: during emergencies
How to Apply

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Vacancy: Program Development Unit Manager
 
Reference: 124-17N32082
 
Location: Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
 
Type: Fixed term, Full-time 
 
International Role:Yes

Purpose of Position:
 The Program Development (PD) Manager plans, leads, and executes the fundraising and donor engagement process for WV Somalia, ensuring resources are acquired and managed effectively to accomplish the organizations goalsraising on average $40M+ per year and strategically engaging 15-20 institutional/multilateral donors along with another 15 internal funding entities. 

The PD Manager will spearhead the development of integrated programming proposals to meet the priority needs of children and families in the operational areas of WV and its partners. 

Leading and developing a team of program officers, this position will grow strategic resources which bring positive impact to the lives of people and their communities across Somalia.

Key Responsibilities


  • Ensure that project designs are timely, needs based and in alignment with NO, sector, donor and community and/or government strategies:
  • Develop complex or high-value program designs and proposals/concept papers in collaboration with Operations and Technical staff.
  • Supervise team of POs to develop high-quality proposals and concept, ensuring highest priority opportunities are maximized at any given time.
  • Support project assessment and evaluation processes in collaboration with the DME Team, Project Managers and Technical Advisors.
  • In collaboration with Project Managers and Finance, ensure that both narrative and financial reports are submitted in a timely fashion and are of the highest quality and standard.
  • Support Program Officers and Project Managers by providing technical backstopping to projects.
  • Ensure that project designs adhere to HAP, Sphere and humanitarian standards, as well as specific donor standards and requirements.
  • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with donors, UN, NGOs, governments and Support Offices for marketing, fundraising and coordination purposes:
  • Represent WVS in coordination, donor and technical forums, taking notes when needed and providing this information to Project Managers, Regional Staff and Program Officers in a timely fashion with clear action points and opportunities.
  • Strategically liaise with donors, UN/NGO partners, bilateral, multilaterals and Support Offices to ensure new funding sources are realized and existing donors repeatedly fund the program for greater impact.
  • Explore and foster fundraising opportunities initiatives for private donors and publics.
  • Coordinate with Communications and Advocacy to pursue strategic marketing for the program.
Leadership and Staff Capacity Building:
  • Provide leadership to PD team through performance management and mentoring.
  • Build capacity of PD team and field staff in institutional donor guidelines in program design, reporting, compliance, etc.
  • Coach POs to provide value to donors at every stage of engagement, and build relationships through a moves management approach.
  • Represent PDQA Director on SLT and act for her/him when not available.
Continuous Improvement & Knowledge Management:
  • Ensure that systems are in place, continually updated and shared to track on-going grant development and lessons learned.
  • Ensure that information from INGO Sector Cluster meetings, Lessons Learned initiatives and other important programmatic information is captured and retrievable by PD team for future proposals and donor outreach.
  • Attend external coordination meetings, workshops, and trainings to further PD teams knowledge of emerging best practices and innovations in Somalia context.
PD Strategic Direction:
  • With PDQA director, develop funding strategy for emergency, early recovery, and development funding.
  • Ensure funding strategy is continually updated and disseminated through information received from internal and external sources and represent WV Somalia on WVs Regional GAM Hub.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
 
Educational level and technical required:
  • Degree in Development Studies, International Relations, Development Management or Degree in any relevant Social Sciences with experience in Program Development.
  • Knowledgeable of MS Word, Excel, Power Point etc.
  • Strong writer
Experience:
  • At least 3-5 years experience in program design, monitoring and evaluation in a complex humanitarian context.
  • Previous management experience of multi-cultural, diverse, and remote/virtual teams.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, experience in writing successful proposals, project documentation, reporting, program information for donors and the World Vision/partnership.
  • Familiarity with institutional grant compliance and procedures across the widest variety of donors (USAID/OFDA, USAID FFP, DFID, EC/Devco, ECHO, Canada DFATD, Australia DFAT, UN donors, development banks, etc.)
  • Capacity to provide solid leadership and decision-making skills for efficient and effective program implementation.
  • Strong problem solving, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and juggle multiple, high-pressure deadlines to achieve required results while effectively delegating other tasks.
  • Ability to work with different partners, local authorities, local organizations and NGOs, to develop and maintain positive relationships.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian industry including sphere standards, HAP, NGO code of conduct and humanitarian charter.
  • Experience in staff security and safety management for humanitarian organizations in complex and insecure environments is a must.
  • Very strong organizational, management and communication skills.
Work environment: Office-based

Travel:
 20% travel to the field/Somalia

On call:
 30%
 
How to Apply

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Vacancy: Supply Chain Management Specialist
 
Reference 126-15R28134
 
Location: Nairobi Kenya

Type: Fixed term, Full-time 

International Role:No
 
Purpose of Position: Responsible for organizing, leading, contributing to and facilitating supply chain management (SCM) assessment and implementation programmes within each of the National Offices that will have the greatest impact on process improvement, simplification, standardization and cost containment.

Key Responsibilities
  • Providing supply chain expertise to ensure adequate integration of supply chain management in programme planning, design, and implementation.
  • Leading programme-supply chain integration and collaboration, providing the provision of technical advice and assistance to countries for product and service delivery innovation.
  • Ability to complete project-level SCM activities in a timely and professional manner with sufficient attention to detail in deliverables, and regular and thorough reporting and project communications.
  • Facilitate exchanges of best practices and work with partners and counterparts in the specific field and programme areas on supply chain issues for relief, development, and advocacy.
  • Development of supply chain planning, procurement (sourcing and buying), vendor management.
  • Influence the creation and development of a new or enhanced supply chain management organization at the National Office.
  • Manage Project team in the NO which include SCM Specialist I and the NO Staff dedicated to the project and drive the project team to deliver on the agreed workplan.
  • Lead the design of detailed supply chain management process flows and roles & responsibilities for each supply chain process step. Set overall direction for National Office SCM process team.
  • Advise on team functions and performance.
  • Drive sourcing and procurement process improvements through elimination of variation and waste, focusing on continuous process improvement.
  • Lead and manage significant standardization and categorization of WV supplies and commodity-specific projects towards achieving strategic buying within each of the country programs and looking for ways to collaborate at regional and global levels.
  • Implement key performance metrics process to be reported throughout the NO. Create and prioritize areas to be improved upon to drive National Office supply chain management into world-class performance.
  • Liaise with National Office Directors and Senior Management Teams to accept the project and drive the implementation as well as manage change.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
 
Required:
  • University degree in business, science, engineering, technology or supply chain management or equivalent experience and professional qualification in supply chain management.
  • Minimum eight (8) years professional work experience with progressively more responsibility relevant to supply chain issues.
  • Minimum two (2) years working in cross-cultural environments and demonstrated ability to adapt to international project work.
  • Extended operational experience in global supply chain management, business process improvement, project management and team based organizational change management.
  • SCM technical skills required:
  • Current knowledge of the latest developments and technology in the supply chain management field, preferably in various global industries.
  • Experience with sourcing, material planning & forecasting, procurement, vendor management, contract negotiations and administration.
  • Experience overseeing daily internal/external warehouse and transport operations, inventory management and logistics support. Familiarity with basics of fleet management, customs clearance and third party logistics preferred.
  • Comprehension of supply chain performance measures in finance, operations and customer performance. Balanced scorecard experience preferred
Preferred:
  • Mutli-language proficiency. Project management. 
  • Experience in business and program analysis and possessing good analytical and negotiating skills.
  • Proven ability to conceptualize plan and execute ideas as well as transfer knowledge and skills. 
  • Ability to clearly and concisely express ideas and concepts in written and oral form Vocational or professional society membership (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport or Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals) and certification desired.

How to Apply

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Deadline:
 21-Nov-14

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