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World Vision International 
Vacancy: Resource Development and Acquisition Specialist
Reference: 704-16N21042
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Category: Marketing and Resource Development

Type: Open-ended, Full-time

Purpose of Position:
 The Resource Development and Acquisition Specialist will be located in the Regional Resource Development Unit/Grants Acquisition and Management and will pursue resource mobilization opportunities aligned to WV EAR strategy and capacities in development, HEA and WASH programming sectors. 

The position will dedicate a level of effort of 50% to WASH grant acquisition activities in order to improve WASH programming and its contribution to children enjoying good health. 

It will support NOs in developing proposals and other program designs for a variety of donors to address development, emergency and rehabilitative proposals which meet local community needs that are aligned to WV RO and NO strategies.

The position holder will be required to represent the RDU and WASH Learning Centre in various donor and coordination forums at Regional and National level by providing programmatic information as required. 

The position will also establish good relationships with donors and actively seek out strategic alliances with donors, INGOs, LNGOs, UN, Governments, bilateral and multilateral agencies and WVI Support Offices for purposes of coordination, marketing and fundraising. 

The position will also draft documents which aim to inform internal and external stakeholders concerning WV on-going and future resource development efforts.

As part of the WV EAR family, the position holder promotes World Vision's Christian values through its work in teams and with people from various backgrounds.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Pursue resource mobilization opportunities aligned to WV EAR strategy and capacities in development, humanitarian and rehabilitative programming sectors by working closely with NOs Grants Acquisition and Management staff, Project Managers and Project Officers in developing proposals for a variety of donors to address development, emergency and rehabilitative proposals which meet local community needs that are aligned to WV RO and NO strategy.
  • Provide support to National Offices in proposal development and build cross functional team support to NOs for proposals development, including LCs.
  • Identify capacity gaps at NOs in grants acquisition and management and other factors leading to poor proposal designs, poor win rates and grants implementation and work with NO, SOs and Regional Resource development Unit team members to address them.
  • Stay alert to potential WASH funding sources all the time to support National Offices and advice and appropriate staff at NO and support the resource acquisition effort.
  • Work with NOs and SOs to develop a sustainable pipeline of grants and seek a 68% and above win rate and provide technical support to NOs during prepositioning meetings with bilateral, multilaterals, foundations, Public Private Partners, etc.
  • Monitor the donor competitive landscape, and circulate funding forecasts to NOs to enable them to organize prepositioning meetings with donors and provide support and guidance to NOs in development of capacity statements to be utilized during prepositioning meetings with donors.
  • Circulate funding forecasts to NOs and SOs, and support them to identify and capture new grant funded opportunities and maintain an up-to-date record of the requirements of current potential regional donors and be proactive in the lookout for opportunities for regional donors etc.
  • Research, analyze, develop, and track relationships with new and current donors at regional level and share information with NOs.
  • Identification of where WV competency strengths overlap with partner/client needs; analysis of key policies currently being discussed and implemented by donors; and preparation of donor regional briefs for a consolidated and coherent approach of donors, and partnership building.
  • Work collaboratively with members of the World Vision East Africa Region WASH Learning Centre and Global WASH Community of Practice to ensure strong integration between Hygiene Promotion/Behavior Change approaches ("software") and the development of WASH facilities ("hardware") in proposals and program designs.
  • Provide effective and reliable monitoring and management of development, emergency and rehabilitative programs through liaison with NO Project Managers and Technical Advisors and ensure compliance and adherence by Project Managers to WV EAR policies and procedures, donor regulations and monitoring mechanisms which allow transparent and accountable implementation of projects.
  • Represent Resource Development Unit and WASH LC in various donor and coordination forums at regional and national level and by providing programmatic information as required. Actively seek out strategic alliances with donors, NGOs, UN, governments, Support Offices, bilateral and multilateral agencies for purposes of coordination, marketing and fundraising. Will support resource development based assessments, and draft documents which aim to inform internal and external stakeholders concerning RO and NO on-going and future programming.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and awareness of global and regional evidence-based WASH and Behaviour Change approaches for development, humanitarian and rehabilitation contexts and ensure these models are embedded in proposals and program designs. In addition, ensures such existing and emerging WASH approaches and models are incorporated into proposals and program designs through appropriate pilots and roll-out strategies.
  • Develop and document WASH best practices, capacity statements, guidelines, tools and standards and incorporate these into proposals and program designs and ensure these models are shared with other Learning Centers and NOs as part of the resource acquisition process.
  • Develop well organized digital database of secured WASH projects funding for the region that can be easily extracted whenever required.
  • Maintain a catalogue of WASH PNS/Grants concept notes and proposals that can be presented to potential donors at short notice.
  • Will develop and implement systems to provide timely information and analysis of on-going and future development, humanitarian emergency and rehabilitative programming to National Offices, Support Offices and external stakeholders such as donors and UN agencies.
  • Carry out additional responsibilities as assigned by the Regional Resource Development Director and WASH Learning Centre Technical Director.
  • Attend and participate in devotional meetings.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills.
  • Attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.
  • Must adhere to set security standards.
  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work.
  • Culturally sensitive in professional and personal life.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Education / Knowledge / Technical Skills and Experience:

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
  • Educational level required: First degree in Development studies or related field with experience in resource mobilization including WASH interventions. A postgraduate degree is preferable.
  • Experience: 5 years experience in the development field working in development and humanitarian emergency interventions, preferably with experience in developing countries.
  • Technical Training qualifications desired: Professional technical skills desired: Humanitarian standards (SPHERE, HAP), specific trainings on donor requirements e.g. OFDA, CIDA, DEC, DFID, Europe Aid, personal security awareness training.
  • Excellent English languages skills; written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated writing skills: the ability to develop quality concept notes, proposals, logical frameworks and reports under tight deadlines.
  • Experience working with both bilateral and multilateral donors.
  • Networking/external engagement skills: proven experience in networking with donors and partners to bring about funding opportunities.
  • A strategic thinker; the ability to develop proposals which meet strategic objectives of donors, the organization, and government.
  • Innovative and the ability to think outside of the box.
  • Team player; the ability to work as part of a diverse team to achieve the overall goal.
Other Competencies / Attributes:
  • Ability to engage at a strategic level with bilateral and multilateral donors, International Organizations, UN agencies, INGO etc.
  • Ability to manage donor expectations.
  • Strong budgetary and financial management skills.
  • Strong understanding of systems design and implementation protocols.
  • Strong inter-personal skills, and proven team-player.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Proven ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Able to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to travel within country and regional.
  • Able to work in a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff.
  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Working Environment / Conditions:
  • Work environment: Nairobi. Office-based with frequent travel to National offices and support offices.
  • Travel: minimum of 35% International travel is required.
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Vacancy: Regional Security Coordinator

Location: Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
Category: Security
Job Type: Fixed term, Full-time
*National position based in the candidates home country in the East Africa Region where WV is registered.

Purpose of Position:
 To support the Regional Office in ensuring that security directives as received from SDO, RSD and OCS are realized at National Office level across the EA region and that security capacity is built, monitored and maintained within each national context. 

Lead in the optimization of organizational security and the mitigation of operational risks for ministry effectiveness by working with the RSD and National Office Security Managers on security systems and mechanisms for institutionalizing an organizational culture and practice of safety and security.

Key Responsibilities:
Capacity Building and Technical Training:
  • Coordinate the assessment and implementation of OCS mandated Core Security Requirements at NO level and develop capacity building plan for security management based on local security risk assessments.
  • Implement SAINT training for all staff operating in red and orange rated areas
  • Provide support to RSD in the implementation of SRMT training for each NO in region
Security Operations:
Work with Regional Security Director and Field Security managers/ Directors to:
  • carry out Security Risk Assessments as required/directed.
  • update Country Risk Ratings as required
  • provide input and support to management in crisis situations and critical incidents
  • conduct security investigations as and when required.
  • stand in for CSM/RSDs when on leave/ under recruitment or when required.
  • Under guidance from the RSD, assess if Security Risk Assessments, Country Risk Ratings and Core Security Requirement standards, training, processes and procedures are completed in accordance with current Office of Corporate Security guidelines and training
Networking and External Liaison / Engagement:
  • Assist in building NO capacity to effectively participate in NGO security networks and ensure information from these groups is disseminated according to agreed protocols.
  • Build ongoing networks for sharing security information and coordination in conjunction with the RSD
Reporting and Documentation:
  • Support RSD in the development of security reports to the Region and Office of Corporate Security.
  • Follow up on security incidents as directed and ensure reports are generated in accordance with WV Security Policy.
  • Support RSD in the collection, analysis and dissemination of security information
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience.
  • Police/Law Enforcement or military training
  • No previous criminal record or convictions
  • Confirmed employment of the security officer is contingent on him/her passing the HEAT training course within 90 days of employment (probation period)
  • At least 5 years experience in a proven security or emergency service field (public, private, and government or NGO sectors in military, security or law enforcement services).
  • Operational experience / Crisis Management.
  • Training delivery/Capacity building experience
  • Strategic / Managerial experience
  • Minimum three (3) years experience working with UN Agency / INGO
  • Radio and/or Satellite phone communications experience, operations and management
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and delivering training.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and the ability to work effectively under pressure (particularly in a crisis situation)
  • Ability to communicate well in English (verbal and ritten) particularly in a crisis situation
  • Valid Passport and Drivers
  • First Aid qualified
  • Computer literate (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Professional - behave in professional manner at all times and demonstrate ability to represent the organization well at interagency meetings, evidence that they have managed a team.
  • Demonstrated personal values, attitudes and behaviors that are consistent with World Vision Core Values

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