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  • Posted: Feb 18, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 2, 2021
  • World Vision is an international Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working in almost 100 countries world-wide to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.
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    Faith and Development Project Manager - Empowered World View


    The purpose of this position is to effectively manage and coordinate the EWV Scale up Project Phase 2 and ensure that the project outcomes are realized within the stipulated time. The Project Manager is the contact person with all National offices that are implementing EWV and a lead trainer and mentor of the approach and will assume responsibility for ensuring that the project activities are integrated and mainstreamed globally. Primarily the position will ensure capacity is strengthened across the targeted offices within and outside the region as per the project design. In addition, the person will ensure evidence building is achieved throughout the project cycle, by ensuring that best practices and key lessons are being documented, communicated and shared across the Partnership to inform better programming. The role is critical in ensuring that EWV program quality standards are in place and are fully being integrated in National Office (NO) strategies and Technical programs to realize Our Promise.


    40% - Ensure that EWV is integrated into Field Office (FO) strategies, technical programs and grants, including in fragile contexts

    • Ensure sufficient field office capacity for EWV (ToTs) in collaboration with the Technical Specialists
    • Coach and mentor EWV ToTs to cascade the program.
    • Engage Operations & Program quality teams to ensure FO leadership support
    • Coordinate regional team of EWV trainers across all regions
    • Ensure EWV is integrated with other technical projects at field level
    • Collaborate with NO GAM teams to ensure EWV is written in the grant proposals

    15% - Project Management and Serves as the main point of contact with WVUS in ensuring donor promise is achieved and communicated well.

    • Coordinate development of annual plans and budget for the Scale Up Project
    • Collaborate with implementing NO’s to prepare donor facing reports
    • Work with the finance team to ensure efficient and effective utilization of the resources
    • Supervise staff under him/her.

    25% - Strengthen EWV Design, Monitoring & Evaluation for greater impact

    • Collaborate with Global Centre (GC), Regional Office (RO) and NO Program quality teams to ensure EWV indicators are standardized and applied across all FO EWV projects
    • Work with GC to complete the EWV Project Model documentation as a CPM
    • Work with GC to develop the ‘Design Implementation Quality Assurance’ documentation
    • Support NO’s to ensure that EWV activities and progress are captured in horizon
    • Support and coordinate EWV related research
    • Coordinate EWV publications
    • Coordinate the annual EWV Global learning forum

    15% - Support and coordinate scale up of EWV in new National offices and with partners:

    • Ensure quality implementation of EWV in new offices,
    • Coordinate training of Trainer of Transformers (ToTs)
    • Build strong relationships with partners and especially the faith actors to uptake EWV
    • Support testing and scale up of EWV children and adolescents version
    • Work with implementing offices to strengthen integration of EWV into the Development Programme Approach
    • Manage the pace of EWV scale up to ensure new offices have the capacity and leadership to implement EWV with quality

    5% - Other responsibilities:

    • Participate in other organizational meetings as required.
    • Participate in National offices strategy reviews


    Required Professional Experience

    • At least 5 years of experience in development field
    • Spiritual maturity; clear articulation of personal faith in Christ about how their faith informs their life and work. Able to stand above denominational diversities.
    • Knowledge and experience with WV operations
    • Knowledge and experience with WV faith and development principles
    • At least five years of programme management experience
    • Facilitation skills in training or facilitating staff and community level empowerment approaches.
    • Experience in design, monitoring and evaluation (DM&E)
    • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment
    • Must be computer literate
    • A good team player
    • Good communication and good inter-personal skills
    • Needs excellent English language skills, both oral and written
    • Understanding of basic accounting

    Required Education

    • Degree in related field desired (A Master’s degree will be an added advantage)

    Work Environment

    • Office-based with frequent travel to the field
    • 30% International travel is required

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    Grants Acquisition and Management Program Officer


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

    In addition this role provides administrative support to Regional Resource Development Unit, Regional Advocacy and Campaigns Unit and Regional Communications Unit.

    For assigned Regional post, the Resource and Development Officer (RDO) will provide program development, grant management, and resource acquisition with high standards of appropriateness, timeliness, and effectiveness. The position will complete the aforementioned tasks in both the Resource Development Unit and Integrated Programs & Strategy (IP&S).

    The RDO serves as the partner/donor external engagement focal point in the region by serving as the lead Proposal Pro facilitator, tracks and assesses external engagement by East Africa Regional Office (EARO) and National Offices (NO) staff, and develops external engagement material in coordination with Communications Department and IP&S. The RDO will manage and track all risk assessment for grant approvals above US$1 million, track all funding opportunities and ensure that Go/No Go decision are clearly documented. The RDO will lead in collecting and disseminating Best Practices and Lessons Learned in grant management and resource acquisition. The RDO will chair the Annual EAR (Grants Acquisition and Management (GAM) Hub Meeting by surveying priorities from staff of National Offices, Regional Offices, and Global Center, assessing the results, and identifying key staff throughout the World Vision partnership to address the various issues.

    The RDO will provide specified support to Integrated Programs and Strategy by serving as a liaison between GAM and Technical Advisors to ensure the shared initiatives of both departments are harmonized to advance acquisition and management targets.

    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.


    25% Resource Acquisition and Grant Management

    • Manage and track all funding opportunities shared with NOs by RO, SO, GC and donors and ensure this is part of the donor landscape analysis for the Region
    • Manage and update the Donor/Partner Engagement Plan by Technical Advisors and GAM Unit
    • Track and monitor external engagement in EAR and disseminate to NO, RO, and SO staff to ensure strong donor/partner relations and strategy alignment and increased resources
    • In collaboration with Technical Advisors and Communications Department, maintain up-to-date capacity statements for external stakeholders that can be presented at short notice.
    • Coordinate with EAR Grant Finance to support in effective and reliable monitoring and management of development, emergency and rehabilitative programs.
    • Review and provide support to proposal development in the region and the National Offices.

    20% Capacity Building Facilitator and Coordinator

    • Enroll selected NO staff to the Proposal Pro online Training and produce NO staff status and performance reports by tracking Proposal Pro module completion
    • Plan, Coordinate & Facilitate Proposal Pro face to face workshop in NOs that have completed the online modules
    • Follow up on a quarterly basis using the blended learning approach and ensure that NO Proposal Pro participants are utilizing the training skills in developing proposals, donor engagement and budgeting and ensure certification of participants after writing the required number of proposals.
    • Identify gaps in the NOs and any Grant related training needs that they may have through constant communication with the GAM Leads and identify experts to address the needs NOs required

    20% Risk Mitigation and Risk Assessment

    • Review the risk assessment for grant approval forms submitted by NOs to ensure risks are well articulated, staff qualifications and experience are well document, mitigation strategies are clearly outlined, risks are correctly ranked as low, medium, high and ensure RO sign off by RDU, relevant LC, Regional Finance, Regional Leader and Global Field Operations

    • Ensure that all risk assessment for grant approval above US$1 million are reviewed and signed by RO and Global Field Operations

    • Manage and track all No-Go decision that are taken by NO & RO and produce a trend analysis on a quarterly basis showing value of opportunities not pursued by each NO, donors, and the reasons for the no-go decision. Share this information with NOs to ensure that they conduct post no-go reviews to inform their future go/no-go for similar opportunities.

    • Conduct a quarterly analysis against the RAF’s submitted and produce a report

    15% Administrative Responsibilities

    Administrative support to Regional Communications, Resource Development, Advocacy and campaigns Directors

    • Coordinate and plan for team meetings and conferences (f2f and online);

    • Support team members to make travel arrangements;

    • Coordinate and plan for Webex meetings for the departments as they arise;

    • Coordinate and consolidate the team inputs for monthly and quarterly reports

    10% EAR GAM Hub Coordinator

    • Survey NOs, RO, and SOs to attain their priorities, assess the results, identify key experts throughout the partnership to address their concerns, and coordinate development of the agenda
    • Coordinate logistics and accommodation of local and international attendees the Come up with the Agenda for the meeting in collaboration with the RDU Team
    • Develop a GAM HUB Report and Action Plan to disseminate to all stakeholders

    5% EAR GAM Databases

    • Manage EAR Regional GAM database on WV Central and ensure information is updated on a quarterly basis.

    • Regularly inform NO GAM Teams regarding new information and circulate the relevant link on a regular basis for easy access and reference for NO staff

    • Collect key best practices related to GAM process from National Office and ensure that there are posted into the database and shared during the GAM Hub meetings.

    • Circulate best practice information and documents from Global GAM CoP to NOs & SOs for institutional learning as part of the GAM Hub

    5% Others

    • Carry out additional responsibilities as assigned by the Regional Resource Development Director

    • Attend and participate in devotional meetings.





    Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

    1. Educational level required: Bachelor Degree.

    2. Experience in establishing and managing a database or capable of managing a database.

    3. Experience in working with, coordinating and supporting National Offices.

    4. Excellent English languages skills; written and verbal.

    5. Demonstrated writing skills and working with excel spreadsheets.

    6. Innovative and the ability to think outside of the box.

    7. Team player; the ability to work as part of a diverse team to achieve the overall goal.


    Other essential qualifications

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

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

    3. Attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.

    4. Must adhere to set security standards

    5. Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work

    6. Culturally sensitive in professional and personal life

    Work Environment

    • Work environment: Nairobi. Office-based with frequent travel to National offices and support offices
    • Travel: minimum of 35% International travel is required for Proposal Pro face-to-face training for NOs

    Method of Application

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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