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World Vision International

Associate Director - WASH
Reference: 1493-17N30063
Location: Nairobi
Purpose of the position: To operationalize all WASH projects in the National Office in collaboration with other Technical team leads for enhanced child wellbeing. 

Provide overall leadership, oversight and management support for all aspects of programming in all WASH projects. 

Ensure that program meet community and donor accountability in line with World Vision’s policies and standards. 

The position is Responsible for ongoing relationships with the support office and other operational partners for sustenance and continuity of projects.

Key Responsibilities

Program Management and Reporting
  • Provide leadership in the development of the Technical Approach and Technical program to be implemented in the National office.
  • Responsible for setting the Technical standards to be adhered to by all implementing staff and partners.
  • Approve the technical detailed implementation plans.
  • Provide leadership and management in the implementation of the technical program in the National Office.
  • Review and approve all the technical reports prepared from the field.
  • Prepare and produce technical program reports for dissemination to various stakeholders.
  • Develop practical tools in monitoring and evaluation of the technical program.
  • Develop operating business plan for the technical area in collaboration with the other technical leads and departments.
  • Ensure that advocacy is integrated in the technical program.
  • Work closely with the DME team to ensure that the child wellbeing report is done to meet the standards.
Program Development and Grants acquisition
  • Develop and execute in collaboration with grants team, a strategy to increase funding portfolio for technical program.
  • In coordination with PDGA Department develop annual growth plans for the relevant technical program area in line with the country strategy.
  • Actively support the roll out of WVK’s Resource Mobilization and Grants Acquisition plan.
  • Actively engage in funding negotiations with support offices and coordination with PDGA Department and in alignment with Regional Grants Acquisition & Management Strategy & the Regional Working Group Decisions.
  • Provide advice on donor management (government/private donors and support offices) ensuring proper resolutions.
  • Productively manage donor concerns (government/private donors and support offices) ensuring proper resolutions for both parties have been reached
  • Participate in proposal development processes for Pre-proposal, Proposal development, Post-submission.
  • Research new proposals in close coordination with PDGA in order to ensure high quality proposals that meet the requirements of the donors.
  • Actively participate in the “Go / No-go” decision making process and ensure that all risks are addressed consistently.
  • Research and draft resources in preparation for grant bidding activities, such as capability statements, project summaries, partner profiles, etc.
  • Provide support in funding negotiations with Support Offices in coordination with PDGA and in alignment with Regional Grants Acquisition & Management Strategy & the Regional Working Group Decisions.
Accountability, learning and innovation
  • To ensure quality programming, innovative designs, monitoring, evaluation, reflection, learning and reporting of all projects in the Technical program that leads to sustainable livelihood for children and their communities.
  • Ensure that findings and recommendations from various accountability mechanisms such as Peer Review, Operational and Finance Audits, Program evaluations, Program Capability Review, are acted upon in a timely and effective manner.
  • In close collaboration with P&C, ensure right program staff are recruited, retained, and provided with intentional opportunities, mentoring and coaching for development. Ensure that the Program staffs based in remote locations receive care and support.
Networking and Coordination
  • Maintain effective communications and pro-active relationships with Support Office partners, including visits by donors.
  • In coordination with Operations Director and Support Offices, develop and maintain pro-active relationships with bilateral and multilateral representatives in country.
  • In coordination with the Operations Director, develop and maintain good relationships with national government ministries, other NGOs and the development sector in general.
  • In coordination with the Senior Management team work closely with regional office directors in relation to implementation of Partnership initiatives, capacity building of national office staff and knowledge sharing within the region.
  • In coordination with the Operations Director, and program staff, participate in national level coalitions on specific advocacy issues.
  • In the spirit of twin citizenship, contribute to knowledge sharing and collaborative learning through internal avenues such as the Livelihood and Resilience community of practice.
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time
  • Participate and contribute in committees and task forces e.g. Senior Management Committee
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
  • The position holder should have a Master’s degree in Water or Civil Engineering.
  • Minimum of 10 years ‘experience with a thorough understanding of all areas of project management cycles in a complex, international development organization especially in development and Relief Projects. 5 years should have been at a managerial level.
  • A member of a Professional Body.
  • Demonstrated track record in proposal development, funding acquisitions and grant management for major government donors preferred.
  • Knowledge and application of auto/arch CAD and GIS will be an advantage.
  • The position holder must be results oriented and team a player.
  • Registered by Engineers Registration Board of Kenya
  • Knowledge of WVI working systems, policies and standards will be an advantage
Working Environment / Conditions:
  • Work environment: Office-based with occasional travel to the field
  • Travel: 10% Domestic and occasional international travel is required.
  • On call: To serve in emergency response
How to Apply

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Director - Disaster Management in Fragile & Urban Contexts 

Location: Nairobi
Purpose of Position:

The purpose of this position is to lead World Vision’s Disaster Management work in relation to 

a) the different contexts in which we work, ensuring World Vision is positioned as a thought and operational leader in child focused disaster management in urban and conflict settings and 

b) Coordinating GC- HEA’s support to fragile contexts and c) supporting the whole of partnership approach to disaster management by maximising GC-HEA’s engagement with the 7 regions.

Key Responsibilities:

Lead (Global Centre) GC- Humanitarian Emergency Affairs's (HEA’s) Support to Regions and Fragile & Urban Contexts:
  • Lead GC-HEA's engagement and support to Fragile and Urban Contexts; linking up with initiatives coming out of Support Offices (SOs) such as WVUS on scaling up in fragile contexts where two-third of the most vulnerable populations will be living by 2030:
  • Member of UN Fragile/Conflict Strategic Working group.
  • In coordination with the different teams from within GC- HEA and R-HEAD, lead the development and monitoring of annual engagement plans to strengthen relationships and accountability and ensure effective and efficient engagement between GC-HEA and each of the regional HEA Directors.
  • Lead GC- HEA teams in strategic engagement with and R-HEADs and Regions in general for strategy development and problem solving in relation to Disaster Management across the Partnership. 
  • Work with R-HEADs to develop and ensure coordination and monitoring of HEA-GC and regional annual engagement plans.
  • Lead inter-regional communication and learning related to child focused DM and child focused DM in urban and conflict contexts.
GC-HEA DM2020 Signature Projects, Mainstreaming of DM2020 and Emergency Preparedness:
  • Support the design and implementation of DM2020 Signature projects in priority regions with focus on using an evidence based action learning approach to build knowledge and capacity in Child Focused DM in urban and conflict and fragile contexts.
  • Develop and maintain strategic alliances with donors, governments, NGOs and UN and actively participate and where appropriate lead interagency collaborative efforts to influence the industry policies and practices related to these contexts.
  • Develop and ensure strong relationships and coalitions with academic and other partners to analyze, apply and research documentation of lessons learned and best practice for child focused DM in urban and conflict settings and position World Vision as a leader in child focused DM in urban and conflict settings.
  • Take leadership in ensuring that GC-HEA and regions are prepared in advance for testing new approaches to disaster management in urban and conflict responses.
  • Collaborate with HEA, other GC departments etc to use new knowledge to enhance their capacities and contributing to key humanitarian issues related to urban and conflict settings within the organization and the industry.
  • Lead GC - HEA’s strategic engagement in DRR within World Vision.
  • Engage in the development of strategies, proposals, standards, structures and guideline and to improve WV’s response to urban and conflict emergencies.
  • Provide mentoring/coaching for DM leadership staff, ensuring external humanitarian standards and internal standards awareness are incorporated.
  • Attend Regional Forums, educating senior leadership on HEA policies and transitions, integration measures and best practice in relation to child focused DM contexts.
  • Contribute to development and implementation of global and regional strategies with a particular emphasis on DM2020 priority work.
  • Periodically attend the HEA Global Relief Forum and GC-HEA Senior Leadership meetings.
  • Support the Regional Support and Context team to develop materials and carry out emergency response and DM capacity building as it relates to urban and conflict settings, incorporating internal and external humanitarian standards.
Resource Development:
  • Seek out and position World Vision to increase funding opportunities in conflict/fragile contexts and urban settings with a focus on signature projects.
  • Support fundraising campaigns targeting these contexts by supporting the collection of marketing material, planning and supporting the implementation of signature projects and collecting and disseminating evidence.
  • Provide guidance for proposals for funding of projects focused on child focused urban and conflict settings.
  • In collaboration with the RD Team and technical specialists support the development of proposals for urban and conflict settings when multi-region /global opportunities arise.
Emergency Response:
  • In the event of a large disaster response occurring in a country or region in which there is no senior and/or experienced response management capacity, the HOps Regions and Contexts Director, may serve as Response Manager/Operations Manager or as a senior advisor.
  • Serve as team leader when requested in pre-crisis assessments or initial response phases.
  • When deployed responsible for senior-level decision-making responsibilities in the field location working closely with other stakeholders.
  • Build relations with donors, churches and other faith leaders, the UN, local government, international and local NGO’s.
  • Ensure that the WV is represented at key high level meetings and is part of the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), UN Clusters, the Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) other local and national coordination mechanisms existing to contribute and influence key decisions that are likely to impact on Child Well-Being Outcomes.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • University degree in the social sciences, management or other related field; A Master’s degree is an added advantage.
  • Over 10 years emergency and development programming experience.
  • At least three years of senior disaster management experience in conflict/fragile contexts.
  • Strong empirical knowledge of the humanitarian sector including humanitarian charter, laws and standards.
  • Proven ability to manage large numbers of staff.
  • Knowledge and experience in organisational change management.
  • Working for World Vision in a leadership position at National, Regional, Global or Support Office level for more than 3 years.
  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.
  • HEAT training.
  • Effective in writing and verbal communication in French/Spanish/Arabic preferable.
  • Coaching and mentoring of staff.
Travel and/Work Environment:
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25 % of the time.
  • Travel to conflict affected environments requires evidence of personal resilient behaviors.
How to Apply

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Project Officer - Trader Mapping and Market Monitoring
Reference: 2541-12N12052
Purpose of the position: Ensure the successful implementation and monitoring of trader mapping and market assessment project activities in Dadaab (Fafi Sub County) and contributing to improved child wellbeing outcomes within the project.

Key Responsibilities

Project Design, Planning and Implementation
  • Ensure identification of local needs and resources
  • Mobilize communities for project implementation
  • Provide field-level technical implementation leadership on trader mapping and market monitoring
  • Ensure effective integration of trader mapping and market monitoring interventions with other projects in the program
Implement project audit recommendations
  • Ensure integration of Child protection, Disability, Gender mainstreaming and environmental protection into project interventions
  • Collaborate with Project Manager and Accountant in project implementation expenditure levels and manage work plans and budgets;
  • Ensure timely mobilization and effective communication with communities and stakeholders during baselines and evaluations
  • Utilize the data base (provided by WFP) of all the traders that sell food commodities in the refugee camps and Dadaab town.
  • Electronically map out the location of the markets in the camps
  • Electronically map out the exact location and assign a unique code (provided by WFP) to each of the contracted trader’s shops/stall.
  • Conduct periodic market monitoring utilizing tools, guidelines and a schedule provided by WFP. 2
Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation
  • Develop and provide detailed and timely market monitoring reports based on guidelines provided by WFP.
  • Share trader information as when or advised by WFP.
  • Regularly participate in WFP monthly food coordination meeting, interagency forums and regular meetings with market committees
  • Engage community leaders and partners in the planning of the monitoring activities in an appropriate manner
  • Develop monitoring plan with communities and partners agreeing on the required standards for monitoring, with support from the A, M & E officer;
  • Build the capacity of communities and partners on monitoring including data collection
  • Ensure monthly monitoring of indicators as per schedule developed together with communities and partners
  • Ensure participatory monthly data collection (involving community groups and partners)
  • Support the utilization of DME and the donor’s software for accurate data entry and analysis using the standardized tools
  • Facilitate regular reflections on monitoring practice to make improvements as needed.
  • Contextualize and utilize reporting guidelines
  • Ensure documentation of local needs and resources
  • Liaise for guidance in documentation of best practices from the regional office and national office
Advocacy, Engagement and Networking
  • Ensure that the key laws, policies, regulations and government service delivery standards in Economic Development are shared, interpreting and explained to communities.
  • Effectively represent WVK in stakeholder meetings at county and sub-county levels.
  • Report on resource mobilization opportunities at county and sub-county level
  • Provide information to inform fund raising initiatives at national level
  • Work with the County Departments of Agriculture, Trade, Social Services, Devolution & Planning, and Enterprise Development for technical directions and leveraging of resources to support Economic Development interventions in the Project.
  • Facilitate community members to advocate on Economic Empowerment issues to relevant stakeholders.
  • Work with Private sector, other NGOs, CBOs, FBOs, Committees and Groups with related objectives for synergy and sustainability.
  • Support community, sub-county and county level forums that facilitate identification of hindrances to effective economic empowerment interventions.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
  • Minimum of a degree in Business Administration/ Commerce/ Agribusiness/ Economics or related field
  • A minimum of 2 years working experience in Economic Development projects at community level
  • Experience in partnerships including Ministries of Trade, Agriculture, Planning, Social Services, World Food Programme, UN-FAO, Churches and other religious institutions
  • Have practical business knowledge with an emphasis on marketing and financial management
  • Having research, monitoring and evaluation skills is an added advantage
  • Working experience in interfaith context highly desirable
Working Environment / Conditions:

Work environment: field based with occasional travel to Regional and National Office

On call: During working hours unless there is an emergency

How to Apply
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