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  • Posted: Oct 21, 2020
    Deadline: Oct 29, 2020
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    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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    Technical Adviser (TSO) - Faith and Development

    Job Description

    PURPOSE OF POSITION:

    The TSO Technical Advisor (TA) position provides high quality faith and development technical assistance to clients in the areas of fragile contexts, church partnerships and faith engagement, innovation and impact, and core World Vision International (WVI) Faith and Development (F&D) project models. In addition, the position will support project assessments, programme design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and scale-up of F&D project models and sector approaches in alignment with WVI strategy to improve child well-being (CWB) impact. This includes all aspects of grant acquisition and management for foundations, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors including facilitation, partnering with peer

    organizations and private sector engagement as per needs defined by Field Office, Regional, Support Office and Global Centre clients. The TA will continue to learn and grow in technical expertise to provide best in class service. This position will travel up to 30% for client requests and where possible for the individual. The TA reports to the sector Technical Director

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Field Office and Regional Office Assignments

    Programme Design:

    • Provide high quality technical assistance to Field Offices (FO) for programme design, monitoring and evaluation.
    • Provide technical expertise for all aspects of programme design (including win themes, theory of change development, logframe, proposal coordination and writing etc.) based on data, to enhance impact and evidence of impact.
    • Develop faith and development research agendas for inclusion in grants to enhance evidence of impact.
    • Lead, facilitate or participate in assessments.
    • Lead or participate in developing winning programme design and resultant proposals for grant donors as per requests from clients including developing alternative and complementary faith and development approaches.
    • Support FOs in developing capacity statement and
    • Acts as key technical personnel of grant funded programmes for FO during start-up or transition phases.

    Programme Implementation

    • Ensure FO Technical Program (TP) designs meet organizational standards.
    • Influence decision makers and technical specialists across the partnership, (especially in FOs and Support Offices (SO)) for continuous Programme Quality and quality improvement using programme data.
    • Lead and/or participate in programme assessments and evaluations and provide inputs and advice.
    • Assist with scale-up of core project model implementation in FOs, in alignment with strategy.

    Innovation and Learning:

    • Influence Global Centre (GC) and field implementation teams with innovative and promising approaches .
    • Facilitate and/or participate in learning events.
    • Document lessons learned and generate stories of impact.
    • Share learnings within team (sector and/or project model).
    • Participate in Regional COP (Community of Practice) or learning networks relevant to the sector.

    Staff Capability:

    • Work alongside FO staff to build understanding of WV’s global faith and development sectoral approaches and core project models and global best practices and lessons learned.

    • Provides training (virtual or in country) to clients as requested, including using data to inform decision making.

    • Mentors and coaches technical staff in FOs and SOs.

    • Contribute to the development of learning pathways for technical staff.

    Global Centre Engagement and Assignments

    Project Model Guidance and Adaptation:

    • Co-creates and develops new project models and sector approaches in collaboration with and as per the requests from the GC Sector Team.
    • Using best practices, innovative thinking and cutting-edge technical expertise, TA provides insight and practical ideas for adaptive design of core project models, donor and partner models and next generation approaches.

    Research:

    • Lead or support the development of articles, presentations and other products that contribute to World Vision’s technical brand in alignment with relevant external engagement strategies and donor needs.

    Personal Development, TSO Core and Domains

    Professional Development:

    • Commitment to ongoing learning for professional development and growth.
    • Engage with leading global practitioners and donors to learn, share, develop and communicate external best practices and standards aligned with WV strategy, Our Promise.

    TSO Systems and Knowledge Management:

    • Lead or participate in a TSO Domain/GAM CORE team.
    • Serve as a Core Project Model or Approach ‘Hero’ for your sector team.

    Administration and Management

    TSO Business Processes & CREDO:

    • Internal Relationships.
    • Work collaboratively with staff in other TSO sectors, and with GC sector and ministry teams.
    • Approach work with a commitment to client-service that grows the capacity of FO clients.

    External Engagement:

    • Engage with external agencies as needed in the provision of technical services to clients.
    • Represent WV in external conferences, donor meetings, technical forum, etc. as requested by clients.

    Admin:

    • Maintain projects in Workfront.
    • Complete travel bookings and expense reports.
    • Ensure internal information management systems are updated and maintained.
    • Complete required Compliance Trainings.
    • Participate in team meetings and communication.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

    Leadership:

    • Consistently steps up to take leadership when opportunities present.
    • Creates new innovations or initiatives and leading them to completion.
    • Successful management or facilitation of complex tasks, including cross sector team projects.
    • Engages effectively with influencers in the partnership enhancing TSO credibility and value proposition.

    Teamwork:

    • Demonstrates leadership and selflessness in team situations.
    • Takes leadership as a team player and encourager.
    • Works to gain the respect of the team.
    • Exemplifies and models the team values and the TSO CREDO.

    Maturity:

    • Demonstrates sophistication in managing complex relationships.
    • Demonstrates foresight and insight into potential problems relating to assignments and risk management strategies.
    • Leads and troubleshoots in complex assignment situations.
    • Applies effective strategies for multi-stakeholder management.

    Reliability and Consistency:

    • Demonstrates a high degree of self-motivation.
    • Completes complex tasks on time to a high level of quality.
    • Proactive in multi stakeholder management.

    Successful Project Management:

    • Achieves consistent client satisfaction.
    • Consistently maintains or improves relationships with clients and stakeholders.
    • Demonstrates consistent productivity, efficiency and performance with minimal need for supervision.
    • Generates new business opportunities.
    • Effectively communicates with all stakeholders in their preferred method and style.
    • Education at a minimum of Bachelor degree level (ideally in Theology or Development Studies).
    • A proven strategic thinker.
    • Computer literacy; strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and cross-cultural sensitivity.
    • Commitment and ability to develop others.
    • More than 5 years’ work experience including experience in a technical support provision/advisory role.
    • Experience working in the development sector.
    • Demonstrated ability to work sensitively and effectively with people from different church backgrounds and cultural contexts and nationalities, and also with people of different faiths or those who may profess to have no belief system.
    • Excellent training and coaching skills and ability to develop own training methods and materials.
    • Strong interpersonal, diplomatic and negotiating skills, ability to influence and exercise discretion.
    • Fluency and excellent communications skills in English and/or French/Spanish. Must be able to deliver training and develop training materials in these languages.
    • Ability to work with accuracy under time constraints and pressure.
    • Strong experience in grants acquisition and management with bilateral and multilateral donors as defined in attached GAM competency overview.
    • Experience in programming, grant implementation and management.
    • Knowledge and experience with WV operations.
    • At least five years of programme management experience.
    • Broad experience in relationship building and working with churches, faith based organizations and other faith groups.
    • Exposure to fragile context work.

    Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

    • Masters Degree in a relevant subject.
    • Second language proficiency, needs excellent English language skills, both oral and written.
    • Networked with deep knowledge of the sector and the significant actors.
    • Spiritual maturity; clear articulation of personal faith in Christ about how their faith informs their life and work, able to stand above denominational diversities.
    • Sound Biblical knowledge and experience working with faith groups beneficial. Existing FBO and Church organization and partnerships and project implementation experience an advantage.
    • Ability and understanding to work in a cross-cultural context and in an environment with various different faith groups.
    • Good communication and good inter-personal skills.
    • Additionally this position is responsible to provide technical support for the integration of World Vision's Christian identity and focus into the programming initiatives of various field office, lead, mentor and coordinate the church
    • partnership, ensuring F&D initiatives are integrated into program design.

    Work Environment/Travel:

    • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time

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    Regional People & Culture Business Partner

    Reporting to : Regional Managers

    Grade Level : 13

    Work Location : Nairobi and Elgeyo Marakwet

    Purpose of Position

    To offer P&C business partnering support to the Regional Office and Programs to achieve shared organizational objectives in particular to cascade P & C processes and value added services to field operations..

     

    Major Responsibilities

    People and Culture Information System and Employee Records management 20%

    • Ensure updated employee records are maintained within the region and programs and with utmost confidentiality
    • Facilitate new starters to complete and forward to National Office all their duly signed employment records.
    • Facilitate creation of personal files for all new starters and ensure that all documentation are in order
    • Capacity-build staff & managers on use of OP including implementation of new modules
    • Assist in trouble shooting Our People system challenges for regional and Program staff
    • Maintain and update Our People on any employee changes/movements
    • Analyze regional absence requests on a monthly basis and alert managers on pending approvals
    • Support people managers to ensure adherence to annual leave plans
    • Ensure up to date personnel information for all the regional staffs on the OP system
    • Run monthly management reports from OurPeople for management advice
    • Carry out data clean up at regular intervals to ensure data consistency

    Recruitment & Selection and Contract management 20%

    • Partner with hiring managers within the region in identification of staffing gaps
    • Coordinate recruitment for staff recruited at the Region and Program Level for GLs below 12(local adverts, shortlisting, interviewing, background checks and pre-employment medical check-up) within the turnaround time.
    • Ensure all staff including interns, volunteers, casuals, incentive workers etc hired in the region are screened in accordance to the WV Policies
    • Coordinate the placement of attaches in the region
    • Collaborate with hiring manager and the National Office recruiters to ensure timely processing of staff appointments, contract renewals, non-renewals and contract extensions.
    • Track contract expiry dates of the staff at the region, and follow up with Program Managers on renewal/non renewals
    • Maintain a database of potential employees at the Region and possible replacements especially of field recruits.
    • Provide P& C support for exiting staff and manage employee exit processes (clearance, handover etc) and ensure compliance to WVK Polices
    • Coordinate and guide management on staff transitions during program/project phase outs and ensure all applicable policies and procedures are adhered to.

    Staff Onboarding, Performance management and People engagement 15%

    • Co-ordinate and conduct orientation of the new staff recruited at the Region and program level.
    • Ensure staff are enrolled into WVK Systems eg payroll, lotus notes, WV central and WVK Staff benefits and understand the related processes
    • Facilitate probation reviews and confirmation of staff within acceptable and set timelines
    • Support and build the capacity of the managers on performance management and respond to related queries
    • Liaise with the people managers in the regions to ensure timely implementation of performance management cycle including performance planning, reviews and appraisals.
    • Support staff to undertake learning and development initiatives to build capacity and for staff enhanced competence.
    • Support change management projects/initiatives within the region as required
    • Organize in liaison with Programs team building initiatives to spur performance

    Compensation & Benefits and Staff care 15%

    • Ensure all new staff are enrolled to the WVKs compensations and benefits programs
    • Report on medical/ and hospital admission cases for staff within the region
    • Coordinate psychosocial support and peer support for staff within the region
    • Report and facilitate documentation for accidents and incidences for WIBA and GPA claims
    • Educate managers and staff on self-care, entitlements and ensure a culture where people feel valued
    • Plan health audits and benefits fairs to monitor staff wellbeing and liaise with relevant stakeholders to ensure staff concerns are addressed
    • Identify cases for and coordinate the critical incident debriefing for staff that have undergone stress and/or trauma and provide appropriate referral services
    • Advise Program managers on related compensation polices eg. insurance covers for community members to enable timely procurement ahead of their engagement

    People and Culture support to the regions 15%

    • Provide P & C support to the regional managers, Program Managers and all staff in the designated areas.
    • Advise the Regional and Program Managers to ensure adherence to the HR manual and labor laws in making any staff related decisions
    • Support in the rollout and implementation of P&C initiatives at the regional level

    People & Culture reports and Metrics 5%

    • Prepare and submit of Monthly reports for information and update
    • Provide P&C analytics to advice on trends and areas of improvement in the respective programs.
    • Conduct periodical Program visits for P&C related support.

    Collaboration & Networks 5%

    • Coordinate and participate in roll out and implementation of P & C initiatives
    • Participate in committees and taskforces, as assigned

    Other duties 5%

    • Participate in the devotional life of the organization
    • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor or designee from time to time

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Must have a university degree in Human Resource Management or related
    • A professional diploma in Human Resources Management is required if the first degree is not in HRM
    • Must be a member of a recognized human resources professional
    • A minimum of three years’ experience in human resources
    • Experienced in recruiting, interviewing and conducting job evaluations.
    • Have knowledge of HR Information system
    • Proficiency in computer applications.
    • Experienced in cross-cultural environment.
    • Must be conversant with the local and international labor legislations
    • Must demonstrate ability to handle multiple and conflicting priorities, and work under strict deadlines;
    • Must have high standards of integrity and ethical practice;
    • Must have ability to accurately plan work assignments, prioritize tasks and deliver deadlines;
    • Should be an effective communicator with the ability to handle both internal and external communication;
    • Should demonstrate ability to support the identification and response to risk areas within the department;
    • Should be an effective team player and able to collaborate well with other departments
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, e.g. Excel and Word.

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    Enterprise Risk Management Officer

    Reporting to : Senior Manager, Legal, Governance & Risk

    Grade Level : 14

    Purpose of Position

    The position will support the design and implementation of a robust Enterprise Risk Management Framework aimed at minimizing potential and real risks; and supports appropriate initiatives to effectively manage the same, both at strategic and operational level of WVK’s business in a legal and ethical manner.

    Major Responsibilities

    Support the enhancement and strengthening of WVK’s risk management framework 40%

    • Contribute to the development of a comprehensive risk framework that will guide WVK’s operations in the achievement of her mandate;
    • Assist in the implementation of WVK’s Risk Management Policy Framework as periodically revised and approved by the Executive Board while ensuring that WVK’s key risks (programmatic, financial and operational) are identified, assessed, measured, controlled and managed prudentially
    • Support the design of Risk Framework Components - Enhance, build, or expand Risk Identification, Risk Scoring, Risk Appetite, and Risk Reporting infrastructures, including relevant programs and processes through effective management of Riskonnect system;
    • Participate in the development, dissemination and monitor implementation of systems, standards, policies and procedures for the identification, collection and analysis of risk related information
    • Participate in the development of appropriate and innovative initiatives to mitigate the risk exposure level to the organization;
    • Continuously monitor WVK’s risk exposure and flag off any areas of concern.
    • Engage teams to co-create and develop key risk indicators and in ensuring compliance
    • Support preparation of documentation to be presented on a quarterly Audit & Risk Committee of the Board; as well as all departmental reports

    Support Organizational Compliance Programme process 35%

    • In liaison with the Supervisor and the Risk Management Forum, conduct periodic risk assessments and prepare the respective risk profiles that facilitate monitoring of the risk component in WVK;
    • Engage with multi- sectoral teams to review project implementation processes and reports and follow up on implementation of past assessments recommendations
    • Support ongoing compliance embedding process using the Integrated Compliance Monitoring Tool for internal policies and regulatory requirements; and maintenance of comprehensive up to date organizational policy and regulations database; and monitor compliance across the organization
    • Ensure that departments maintain up to date obligations registers; with compliance risks managed as per the enterprise risk management framework
    • Provide ongoing user support to ensure alignment of WVK’s Risk Management Framework and underlying risk programs and processes ensuring the organization is operating in compliance with applicable industry best practices and global regulatory guidelines

    Support Staff Capacity building interventions 20%

    • Actively participate in committees related to risk management, safety, and quality improvement
    • Participate and/or facilitate capacity building for all staff and partners aimed at strengthening risk management and compliance in the organization
    • Collaborate in the development and implementation of ERM special projects such as corporate risk trainings; Ongoing user support for expanding risk automation tools (e.g. Riskonnect, Integrated Compliance Monitoring Tool)
    • Maintenance of ERM policies and documentation, and other activities focusing on the advancement of risk accountability and culture
    • Support the convening periodically of the Risk Owner’s Forum meetings to discuss WVK’s risk profile with Management Staff

    Other duties 5%

    • Participate in the devotional life of the organization
    • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor or designee from time to time

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance /Accounting, Economics, Actuarial sciences, Risk Management or related fields
    • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in Risk Management
    • Professional qualifications in risk management or finance an added advantage;
    • Must be a member of a finance or risk related professional body;
    • Should have thorough knowledge of the relevant industry/sector as well as knowledge of regulatory requirements affecting the relevant sector
    • Must have proficiency in governance, control and risk
    • Ability to understand and document workflows and business processes
    • Knowledge and effective application of all relevant NGO policies, processes, procedures and guidelines to achieve consistently, required compliance standards or benchmarks
    • Should have thorough knowledge of the relevant industry/sector as well as knowledge of regulatory requirements affecting the relevant sector;
    • Must have ability to plan, organize, implement and evaluate departmental goals;
    • Must demonstrate ability to handle multiple and conflicting priorities, and work under strict deadlines;
    • Must have high standards of integrity and ethical practice;
    • Must have ability to accurately plan work assignments, prioritize tasks and deliver deadlines;
    • Should be an effective communicator with the ability to handle both internal and external communication;
    • Should demonstrate ability to support the identification and response to risk areas within the department;
    • Should be an effective team player and able to collaborate well with other departments
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, e.g. Excel and Word.

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    Ground Water Development & Quality Officer

    Reporting to : WASH & Construction Advisor

    Grade Level : 15

    Purpose of Position

    Provide overall conducting and coordination of Hydrogeological Investigations, Environmental and Social Impact Assessments & Environmental Audits and Water Quality Monitoring for all World Vision Kenya WASH & Construction projects.

    Major Responsibilities

    Technical coordination 30%

    • Provide technical support on groundwater issues and matters relating to managing the groundwater resources across the country in various communities and government agency (WRMA).
    • Provide technical support during field infrastructure monitoring trips in World Vision Program areas
    • Provide technical support to the fundraising team during proposal development
    • Support the WASH and Construction Advisor in ensuring that the unit plans are rolled out as per targets.
    • Ensure that drilling and equipping work is done in compliance with community needs, donor’s requirements, WV and government policies and standards;
    • Coordinate the collection of log samples at 2-meter intervals; and do a comprehensive geological logging.
    • Prepare ToR for equipping and forward to WASH & Construction Advisor to approve
    • Ensure timely response to audit queries
    • Supporting WASH team in quarterly reviews and experience sharing meetings with the regions

    Hydrogeological Investigations 25%

    • Undertake hydrogeological investigations for all the APs and grants with borehole drilling activities or coordinate the same in the event it’s outsourced to third parties.
    • Compile WRA compliant hydrogeological investigation reports and submitting them on time to WRA to enable timely issuance of drilling permits for scheduled drilling operations in program areas.
    • Reviewing hydrogeological investigation reports from field compiled by contracted consultants.
    • Compile, analyze and conduct evaluation of hydrogeological/ geophysical data and modelling of ground water flow and geological formations using advanced computer software (Interpex 1x1D v3.5).
    • Develop implementation guidelines on Hydrogeological surveys and drilling for use by field staff while undertaking groundwater development
    • Plan and carry out geophysical investigations in areas/APs requiring the construction and development of boreholes, geophysical investigation for foundations for big constructions s and civil works for water supply structures.
    • Develop quarterly Plans for HGS planned by the APs and grants
    • Conducting site confirmation investigations on proposed borehole drilling sites. This is to help the drilling team achieve high wet drilling success rates. This applies to cases where the investigations are outsourced

    Environmental & Social Impact Audits & Environmental Assessment 25%

    • Conduct EIA/ESIA studies in World Vision Kenya program areas or coordinate the conducting of the same where third parties have been outsourced.
    • Developing guidelines to be used in engaging external consultants to do HGS, and EIA/ESIA assignments for World Visions
    • Conducting EIA/ESIA studies and reporting for all World Vision infrastructure projects as supported by WVK in all Area Programme (APs) in Kenya as per NEMA requirement.
    • Reviewing EIA/ESIA studies conducted by contracted service providers
    • Review of ESIA reports for WVK supported projects and submit to NEMA for approval and follow-up on issuance of licenses.
    • Ensure compliance with Environmental legislation and keep up to date with technological and legislative developments
    • Ensure Environmental Management Plans are implemented for all infrastructure projects in liaison with all relevant stakeholders and ADPs
    • Reviewing statutory requirements/documents for issuance of NEMA Licenses.
    • Advising on steps and actions to mitigate potential or existing negative impacts of development activities.
    • Validation of EIA/ESIA reports for World Vision Kenya before submission to NEMA

    Water Quality Monitoring 10%

    • Develop WVK Water Safety Plan
    • Provide support and monitoring to the APs for Water Sources and Point of Use Water Quality Monitoring
    • Provide capacity building for WASH staff on Water Quality Monitoring
    • Undertake extensive research and advise WVK on procurement of Water Quality Monitoring kits and methods in adherence to WHO and KEBS standards

    Government Engagement 5%

    • Networking with national government and county officials
    • Establishing cordial working relationships between World Vision, other stakeholders and government agencies in Water Resources Authority (WRA) and National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA)
    • Networking with professionals in the industry to utilize latest technological developments

    Any other responsibility as assigned by the supervisor 5%

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Bachelor of Science – Geology, Environmental Science
    • Must have worked as a hydrogeologist for at least 5 years
    • Must be a registered NEMA lead expert in Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Audit IA/EA
    • Must have worked as an Associate Environmental Expert for at least 5 years
    • Certificate in Environmental Science – EIA/EA
    • Knowledge in GIS applications
    • Ability to conduct Vertical Electrical Sounding and data interpretation
    • Excellent report writing skills

    License, registration, or certification required

    • Registered professional member of Geologists registration board (GRB)
    • Registered Individual Water consultant – Hydrogeology category with Ministry of Water and Irrigation
    • Registered Lead Expert EIA/EA by National Environmental Management Authority in the Ministry of Environment and Natural resources

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    Grants Compliance & Reporting Manager

    Reporting to : Operations Director

    Grade Level : 16

    Purpose of Position

    The position provides strategic technical support to World Vision Kenya grants management and implementation ensuring proper vetting and contracting of sub grantees, timely startups and implementation, quality reporting to the donors and proper closeout whilst ensuring compliance with World Vision Kenya policies and donor regulations.

    Major Responsibilities

    Strategic Technical Support to WVK Grants Management and implementation 25%

    • Work with Technical and Grants managers to supports overall planning, implementation and management of the WVK Grants as well as the achievement of the goals and objectives of relevant grants in a timely and cost-effective manner.
    • Ensures World Vision Kenya grants portfolio is implemented according to the project management cycle while ensuring all activities are implemented on time target and budget and in compliance with Donor requirements.
    • Ensures grant management compliance in alignment with donor and World Vision regulations.
    • Work with Grants Management leads to schedule and organize grants consortium meetings (PMU, Steering Committees, Technical working groups) and ensures donor reporting and compliance issues are part of meeting agenda
    • Ensure grants management & compliance guidelines are in place and implemented
    • Consolidate policies for grants management and ensure compliance during all phases of grants implementation
    • Ensure local level partnering standards & guidelines are in place that guide;
    • Partner Selection & due diligence processes
    • partner’s capacity development,
    • Partner contract development
    • Partner performance monitoring
    • Issue logs at Sub grantee level

    Grants Training and Capacity Building 20%

    • Drawing from partner due diligence assessment ensures there are partner technical capacity assessment in place and are implemented accordingly.
    • Mentor, support, develop, and plans capacities building of staff, partners and grantees on financial monitoring, record keeping and grants management using relevant donor data report formats and validation methods.
    • In working with Finance provides technical assistance to Grants Project managers, partners and grantees as required on budget development with a focus on maximizing cost recovery and aligning budgets to donor guidelines.
    • Leads in development of project managers and partner’s capacity development plan and ensures its full implementation and tracks the success its.
    • Builds capacity of project manager and grants staff in WV grants management certification such as Gate Way to Grants etc
    • Conduct ongoing capacity strengthening of staff in report writing, editing and critical analysis
    • Support training to program staff related to WVK and donor regulations and processes.

    Monitoring and Evaluation support 20%

    • Working with WVK M&E function, establish and maintain effective grants project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems in alignment to specific donor requirement and WVK standards.
    • In collaboration with M&E., ensure that the Grant Recipient(s) develops results, indicators and targets as well as an annual work plan, which reflect the objectives of the grants program and are aligned to the specific donor requirements.
    • Ensure proper operational opening and closing of the assigned grants as well as monitoring and evaluation of programmatic progress. Disseminate project follow- up reports to guide timely action.
    • Work closely with the M&E Manager to develop and maintain program monitoring and evaluation tracking tools to ensure all project indicators report clear linkage of activities to intended outputs and outcomes and that the level of change is clearly tracked.
    • Coordinate the Grants M&E and Finance Manager to ensure that donor reports (both financial and narrative) are generated and sent out to the relevant donor in time.
    • Document and disseminate project best practices, lessons learnt and success stories are part of the donor reporting
    • In working with M&E team ensures there is a grants M&E information system that supports the donor specific reporting needs

    Grants reporting 20%

    • Coordinate Project Managers and Finance managers to prepare narrative program reports in accordance with donor designated formats as required. Ensure that draft reports disseminated for review and feedback by senior management team, relevant technical advisors, and Support Office staff prior to submitting the final report to donor.
    • Submit timely accurate and quality reports that meet donor requirements, coordinating closely with Program managers and coordinators.
    • Prepare and update grants country program and specific sectoral information sheets. Provide relevant communications information as necessary for dissemination to donors, support office and media.
    • Maintain grants and report tracking system to ensure all grant files are organized and well managed for planning and preparation of donor reports and project monitoring.
    • Share lessons learned with WVK leadership, staff and donors from different projects to enhance local planning and implementation, and suggest modifications that might be necessary at the local level based on evidence and lessons learnt.
    • Work closely with Grants and acquisition department to appraise them on grants implementation information that can be useful for prepositioning of new grants as well as follow on grants.
    • In concert with the finance team, assist program technical leads and operations staff with understanding the reporting and other compliance requirements on their grants

    Grants Management Compliance 10%

    • Ensure grants or contracts are well administered and that program and support teams are fully informed of relevant donor compliance regulations and WVK procedures to support on-track, on-time, and on-budget implementation
    • Coordinate regular grant monitoring, using appropriate grant management tools and through facilitation and support of regular and timely Grant Review, Opening, and Closing Meetings
    • Oversee a comprehensive information management and filing system, ensuring donor contractual documents, reports, and key correspondences are consistently and frequently filed
    • Maintain a broad and deep understanding of relevant donor policies, regulations and procedures
    • Support Program and grants staff in grant revisions, modifications, no-cost extensions, or budget realignments
    • Provide support to the Operations Director and Resource Acquisition Director to engage with relevant donors on issues to do with grants compliance and implementation including tracking of key donor correspondence
    • Ensure effective channels of internal and external communications relating to grants are established and respected, confirming senior management and technical leads understand donor communication protocols and provide copies of correspondence for documentation and records.
    • Proactively identify compliance risks throughout the portfolio and advise programs, support teams and senior management on necessary actions including setting up Grants Risk register, monitoring and implementation

    Others 5%

    • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time
    • Participate and contribute in committees and task forces as required.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, Development or other relevant field; Master’s Degree in Project Planning and Management is an added advantage.
    • At least six years of INGO field experience in a similar position: grant management, proposal development (program narratives and budgets) and donor reporting.
    • Extensive knowledge of UN (UNHCR/ UNDP/ UNICEF/WHO), US, EU, and UK, donor regulations, procedures and requirements
    • Excellent written and spoken English essential
    • Excellent organizational skills, ability to determine priorities and attention to detail a must
    • Ability to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and respectful team player
    • Willingness to travel to the field as and when needed
    • High-level of knowledge and practice with Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. required
    • Work in a multisectoral/ multicultural team- patience, cultural sensitivity and application of contextual understanding in day to day work
    • Ability to work with tight deadlines for information needs

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    Field-Facing (Roving) Security Officer

    Reporting to : Security Advisor

    Grade Level : 14

    Purpose of Position

    To provide expert security services to World Vision Kenya field operations ensuring that all staff are equipped to deliver progammes safely and securely and programs and facilities are designed and or assessed to ensure safety and security of staff and assets.

    The position holder must be able to live out and communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others and undertake all work with due regard to the safeguarding and protection of children, and to health and safety requirements and with due regard to best practice and legal requirements relating to diversity and equality.

    Major Responsibilities

    Field Security Operations 45%

    • Provide security technical input to field offices, develop Field Security Officers, and cluster leader’s security management capacity. Annually train FSO’s in risk management.
    • Provide security expertise to the field operations teams ensuring staff and asset safety.
    • Support development of field-based security plans, analysis and training for safe programming. Identify offices or programs that require safety improvements, advice best practice in relation to context and financial capacity.
    • In Consultation with the National Security Advisor, risk manage field travel for staff, donors, consultants, media and ambassadors, develop a robust travel process ensuring travelers are adequately prepared to go into hostile environments. Enable quality security training across the organization within financial constraints.
    • In consultation with the National Security Advisor, provide guidance and oversight in a critical incident management/response for field teams who are lacking this capacity.
    • Enhance safety and security surge capacity during rapid onset and protracted emergency responses.
    • Assisting offices in preparing for, or implementing recommendations from, the safety and security audits.
    • Coordinate and assess external security service providers in the field.
    • Support in the development core Security documents for the field operation
    • Ensure adherence to security Protocols.
    • Develop and regularly review security plan for the field operations including all ADPs and Projects.
    • Develop and review security standard operating procedures for field operations
    • Prepare contingency plans for field offices for use during heighted security risks
    • Conduct and review regularly the security risk assessments for all ADPs and ensure that all recommendations are implemented in a timely manner
    • Conduct security assessments of all World Vision Facilities or premises intended to be used for WVK Operations ensuring that all meet the security standards ahead of occupation.
    • Conduct security investigation in the field operations ensuring timely closure of all security investigations
    • Ensure that all sites have standards operating procedures.
    • Update core security requirements in the field as per security risk ratings to determine compliance levels.
    • Prepare emergency evacuation and action plans for field operations for use during times of increased security risk.
    • Ensure that all outsourced security services and personnel are properly trained and updated on adherence to World Vision Kenya Safeguarding Policies.
    • Provide Oversight of all HF and VHF communication and reporting mechanisms as well as staff training.
    • Establish, maintain and monitor staff and asset movement tracking systems.
    • Security Operations Centre at the National Office is operational 24/7 throughout the year.
    • Ensure that security communications systems are institutionalized for timely and seamless information flow and staff well trained to use all security communication devices and systems.
    • Coordinate the assessment and implementation of Office of Corporate Security mandated Core Security Requirements at World Vision Kenya and develop capacity-building plan for security management based on local security risk assessments.
    • Foster a strong security culture, maintaining safety standards across the organization.

    Field Staff Safety & Security 20%

    • Develop and maintain an effective information management process. Analyze incidents and recommend improvements to security plans.
    • Manage threat warnings and SITREPs, collate data and supply analytical products for the National Security Advisor.
    • Line manage FSO’s prioritizing work plans. Initiate bespoke security products and technical support to field offices.
    • Ensure that all new staff and visitors have undergone the mandatory basic personal training ahead of engaging in any World Vision Kenya activities - Ensuring safety and security orientations are provided in a consistent manner to staff and consultants.
    • Ensure that all field operations staff have undergone the security training as per the security risk rating.
    • Conduct regular security awareness training to all staff in the field operations ensuring that staff are aware of the security protocols and adhere to them.
    • Conduct regular security drills and tests and to check staff preparedness for incidences and to create a culture of safety preparedness.
    • Temporarily filling staffing gaps for safety and security or supplementing existing Safety & Security (S&S) staff capacity.

    Field Asset Safety & Security 20%

    • Conduct regular Security risk assessment to ensure that all security assets and equipment’s are available and in serviceable condition for use when needed
    • Ensure all Field Offices have SOPs that clearly spell out the protocols on asset movement/ removal from the office that should be tested regularly to confirm effectiveness of the SOPs/ System
    • Keep a record of all security assets in the field offices ensuring their availability and serviceability.
    • Maintain an inventory of all security communications equipment in the field operations including satellite phones, HF and VHF radios in the region well kept and maintained.
    • Regularly monitor all WVK vehicles to ensure adherence to recommend speeds and operating hours to mitigate risks and provide a reconciled report every month with recommendations for decision-making.
    • In consultation with the Security Advisor, work closely with the Fleet manager to ensure that vehicles have the necessary recommended equipment and that real-time tracking of WV Kenya fleet is done and all drivers and staff comply with fleet safety standards.

    Advocacy/ Networking and External Liaison/Engagement 10%

    • Establish, manage and nurture relationships and networks with senior executives of government, UN, interagency bodies, military groups and private corporations involved in the sector for networking and sharing of information.
    • Establish and maintain reliable security networks with government agencies, communities, and other international agencies for mutually supporting partnerships, coordination and sharing security information in the areas of World Vision Kenya operation
    • Ensure timely gathering of information to support and advice on any security alert affecting WVK Field operations.

    Other duties 5%

    • Participate in committee & Task forces as may be assigned
    • Any other duty that may be assigned by supervisor.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Security Studies, Military Science, Security Management and Police Science, Security and Disaster Management, Forensic and Criminal Investigations or related fields.
    • Demonstrated personal values, attitudes and behaviors that are consistent with World Vision Core Values.
    • At least five 5 years’ experience in a proven security field (public, private, and government or NGO sectors).
    • Military/Police/ any law Enforcement Training
    • No previous criminal record or convictions.
    • Proof of resignation and clearance from security services.
    • Computer literate (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Experience of gathering and analyzing data and reporting to senior management.
    • Experience of working or advising on health, safety and security matters medium and high-risk contexts.
    • Experience of training staff in health, safety and security matters.
    • Evidence and Willingness to travel and work in challenging environments.
    • Ability to stay calm and work effectively under pressure, demonstrating resilience in challenging situations and locations

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    Faith & Development Advisor

    Reporting to : National Director

    Grade Level : 16

    Purpose of Position

    Build healthy partnership with churches and other faith actors in achieving child well-being outcomes and provide technical expertise and advisory for the successful integration and implementation of World Visions’ Faith and Development modules into World Vision Kenya programming to ensure improved wellbeing outcomes of children in Kenya as guided by National Office Strategy FY21 – 25 as well as supporting staff to live and consistently communicate World Vision Christian faith with boldness and humility.

    Major Responsibilities

    Technical Support 20%

    • Provide effective technical support in the integration of Faith and Development in the design and roll out of the Technical Programs and Projects within World Vision as envisaged in the National Office strategy.
    • Develop and disseminate Faith and develop guidelines that will support delivery of the Child Protection and Participation Technical Program objectives throughout the strategy period appreciating the unique contexts where the Technical Program will be implemented.
    • Provide effective technical support to program and project teams in the roll out of World Vision Partnership and other recognized and approved Faith and Development models, approaches, Campaigns etc. (such as Empowered World View, Spiritual Nurture of Children, Channels of Hope, Celebrating families etc.)
    • Ensure accountability and institutionalization of Faith and Development in WVK through the application of Faith and Development modules in programming.
    • Ensure that Faith and Development standards, policies and guidelines are contextualized, socialized and reviewed as necessary and applied consistently across the National Office
    • Develop and or review children sensitive Faith and Development programming/planning guidelines and business processes and ensure integration into programmes and projects
    • Enhance skills and capacities of staff and partners’ in Faith and Development strategies, successful models and approaches in the Technical Programs.
    • Ensure that WVK board is appraised on F&D policies and trained on priority topical issues to effectively discharge their responsibilities

    Church Partnership & Interfaith Engagement 20%

    • Establish and cultivate strategic engagements and partnerships with Church and other Faith Based organizations for contribution to child wellbeing and outcomes
    • Design approaches that help Program staff to engage the church and para-church organizations in the implementation of Technical programs
    • Facilitate the formation and the strengthening of pastors fellowships
    • Facilitate the training of Program staff on interfaith engagement to assure their capacity for contextually appropriate decision making process and program implementation
    • Support program Staff to facilitate dialogue between Christian and Muslim leaders in Area Programs within fragile contexts to address child wellbeing aspirations, outcomes and targets

    Spiritual nurture of staff 20%

    • Ensure that all leaders and staff have regular, quality materials and opportunities for reflections on how to live and consistently communicate WV Christian faith and calling with boldness and humility.
    • Participate in the recruitment and orientation of new staff ensuring that they have a deeper understanding of World Vision and its operations
    • Develop and or source timely and relevant devotional guides to be used by staff to strengthen World Vision Christian Foundations, Identity and witness
    • Support World Vision Kenya staff involved in leading chapel and devotion groups for effective implementation of staff spiritual formation and its documentation
    • Develop and ensure implementation of guidelines for devotions to ensure chapel business demonstrate spiritual maturity and denominational inclusiveness.

    Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning, Research and Innovation 15%

    • Participate/Support Child protection and Participation Technical Program adaptation processes, Program assessments, planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation, documentation and dissemination of promising practices
    • Gather data at National level for reporting on Faith and development (MMR, Semi-Annual, Annual Reports, WVK annual TP Report)
    • Ensure development of standardized monitoring tools including Project Models
    • Ensure programs integrate faith and development from inception through conceptualization, innovation, development, planning and implantation.
    • Coordinate regular learning forum to profile, communicate and ensure adoption of promising practices as well as disseminate strategic Faith and Development guidelines.
    • Support quality reviews of program reports and core documents as per WVK guidelines and donor standards.
    • In liaison with communications team, develop context specific electronic and live media communications on Faith and development related activities.
    • Support development of technical papers and or policy briefs on key issues for external engagement with decision makers
    • Design/Coordinate/participate in Faith and development operational research, documentation, publication and dissemination of useful research findings

    Resources Acquisition 15%

    • Technically support Resource Acquisition & Management (RAM) team to develop proposals/concepts to prospective donors and Support Offices for Faith and Development and integrated Projects in general as per the yearly set targets
    • Participate in Go-No Go Processes, write ups, meeting with prospective donors and submission of concepts/proposals
    • Physically present/defend Faith and Development Proposals to donors in coordination with RAM when required
    • Respond effectively to calls and queries by donors and SOs on Faith and Development Concepts/Proposals in coordination with Resources Acquisition and Management.

    Team Management 5%

    • Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity through lifestyle and work relationships that support spiritual development of the team.
    • In close collaboration with P&C, ensure right program staff are recruited, retained, and provided with intentional opportunities, mentoring and coaching for development.
    • Assess and plan for staff capacities/competencies.
    • Engage appropriate Subject Matter Experts for identified training gaps
    • Facilitate capacity building of staff on technical modules, through trainings, workshops, On the Job Training, technical backstopping etc.
    • Staff supervision and guidance to ensure overall quality and comprehensive management of technical program

    Other 5%

    • Carry out any duties that may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor
    • Participate and contribute in committees and task forces as may be signed from time to time

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Development, Theology from a recognized institution.
    • Postgraduate education/studies in Development, project management, Theology will be an added advantage
    • At least 7 years’ experience 3 of which must be in leadership position working in International Development Organizations, Churches and Christian organizations
    • Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and manage programs as well as transfer knowledge and skills.
    • Experience in integrating Faith and development in programing
    • Experience working in the interfaith context.
    • Must have proven analytical, problem solving skills and ability to work with minimum supervision.
    • Proven ability to cultivate long term partnerships with faith community
    • Effective in written and verbal communication in English

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    Security Advisor

    Reporting to: National Director

    Grade Level: 16

    Purpose of Position

    Lead the security function ensuring World Vision Kenya security management is fit for purpose. To provide advisory services for all aspects of security management at World Vision Kenya to create an environment which enables World Vision Kenya to deliver programs safely, securely and effectively.

    The position holder must be able to live out and communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others and undertake all work with due regard to the safeguarding and protection of children, and to health and safety requirements and with due regard to best practice and legal requirements relating to diversity and equality.

    Major Responsibilities

    Security Advisory 40%

    • Provide security advice and technical guidance as it relates to World Vision Kenya’s operating contexts and during critical incidents.
    • Manage risk thresholds across program activity by designing and implementing, a security operations plan to facilitate an environment that enables World Vision Kenya deliver programs safely, securely and effectively.
    • Lead National Office Incident Management (IM) capability. Ensure a reliable IMT response from the National Office, lead Incident Management training and build capacity of field teams synergizing National Office and OCS responses. Liaise with national authorities and stakeholders during crises.
    • Ensure appropriate and timely collection, analysis and dissemination of security information to the National Director and staff. Establish early warning systems.
    • Business partner with department Heads to manage security risks associated with World Vision Kenya’s strategy objectives: advocacy, media, philanthropy and partnerships, community engagement etc.
    • Develop and ensure proper implementation and regular reviews and updates to the Security Standard Operating Procedures for all National Office work locations and situations.
    • In consultation with the Regional Security Director, ensure integration of internationally acceptable security standards during resources acquisition and program delivery ensuring security is considered and resourced.
    • Monitor security compliance status for World Vision Kenya and inform the National Director of any concerns for timely mitigation.
    • Develop Contingency plans for World Vision Kenya operations in high-risk areas. Contingency plans to include evacuation protocols and arrangements for staff, major mobile assets and critical documentation.
    • Identify areas whereby the National Security Management requires external support and advice on obtaining the needed external support.
    • Develop and manage the annual security budget recommending security investment to the National Director and field operations. Control purchase and issue of security related equipment and services at the National Office.
    • Identifying and communicating internal training opportunities related to Safety and Security for staff and providing guidance on external training provision.

    Security Operations & Risk management 30%

    • Support development of field-based security plans, analysis and training for safe programming. Identify offices or programs that require safety improvements, advise best practice in relation to context and financial capacity.
    • Lead and develop appropriate security policies and crisis management plans ensuring they are continually applied.
    • 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
    • Develop a security training plan for SAINT, SRMT training.
    • Promote a positive security culture in alignment with policies, Core Security Requirements and a thorough communications plan.
    • Ensure that Participatory Profile Management Plans are developed with stakeholders at all levels of WVK operations to determine WV acceptance.
    • Build systems to train staff toward and maintain an effective security culture throughout the National Office
    • Ensure that all Security projects are established and executed within current international ‘good practice’ project management standards.
    • Ensure organizational security and the mitigation of operational risks for ministry effectiveness are optimized.
    • Ensure Country Security Risk Ratings are reviewed on quarterly basis in order to inform implementation of Core Security Requirements
    • Ensure that all staff and visitors are properly trained and inducted on personal security and kept updated by regular sharing of security updates
    • In Collaboration with the Administration department, ensure that all security related OSH risks are mitigated and regular training, drills and audits are conducted regularly to ensure security incident preparedness.
    • Ensure that the Security Risk Assessments (SRA) are conducted and reviewed as informed by the Security Ratings and Security Risk Assessment recommendations are implemented in line with SRA within acceptable timelines.
    • Ensure timely reporting of any security incidences in accordance to the World Vision Security Policies
    • Lead in conducting Security related investigations and provide recommendations for risk mitigation
    • Ensure that all World Vision Kenya premises, residential facilities and all premises where world Vision conducts its business are properly assessed and are secure before use by WV staff or guests.
    • Maintain and update Security Risk register on Riskonnect ensuring that all security risks are identified and risk mitigation measures provided. Advise risk committee and directors risk mitigation measures and resources requirements, work to minimize World Vision Kenya’s risk exposure.
    • All security incidents are reported in accordance with WV Security Policy and follow up done. .
    • Provide leadership to a security team through supervision, coaching, and mentoring.
    • 100% security briefing/orientation to all new staff and visitors to WVK

    Advocacy, Research, Networking and External Liaison/Engagement 20%

    • Establish, manage and nurture relationships and networks with senior executives of government, UN, interagency bodies, and private corporations involved in the sector for networking and sharing of information.
    • Develop and maintain contacts with the military authorities as appropriate and in line with World Vision International Civil Military guidelines.
    • Ensure organizational knowledge and capacity is present, utilized and monitored to determine impact of policy and tools on the quality of our work and safety and security of staff.
    • Liaise and engage with the Inter Agency Security sub Working Group (IAWG) and International NGO Safety Organization (INSO) and ensure information from these groups is disseminated to relevant staff.
    • Ensure security systems and mechanisms for institutionalizing an organizational culture and practice of safety and security are established.
    • Maintain Contact with Office of Corporate Security regarding national office security strategy.

    Team Management 5%

    • Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity through lifestyle and work relationships that support spiritual development of the team.
    • In close collaboration with P&C, ensure right program staff are recruited, retained, and provided with intentional opportunities, mentoring and coaching for development.
    • Assess and plan for staff capacities/competencies.
    • Engage appropriate Subject Matter Experts for identified training gaps
    • Facilitate capacity building of staff on technical areas through trainings, workshops, On the Job Training and technical backstopping etc.
    • Provide effective leadership to staff within the unit ensuring that professional development activities, including appraisals, monitoring and needed training and mentoring activities are successfully carried out
    • Provide Staff supervision and guidance to ensure overall quality and comprehensive management of the docket.

    Other duties 5%

    • Participate in committee & Task forces requiring security input or guidance.
    • Any other duty that may be assigned by the National Director.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Bachelor’s degree in either Armed Conflict and Peace Studies, Criminology and Security Studies, , Security Management , Security and Disaster Management, Forensic and Criminal Investigations or related fields.
    • Master’s Degree in a security related field is an added advantage. Self-management/resilience and emotional maturity.
    • Senior level HQ and field experience with INGO or similar background.
    • At least 7 years’ experience in a proven security field (public, private, and government or NGO sectors), four of which must be in management
    • Police/Law Enforcement Training
    • Radio and/or Satellite phone communications experience, operations and management
    • Sound knowledge of the security risk assessment process, security & contingency planning and crises management in the humanitarian context.
    • Expert in security best practice, risk management and crisis response in conflict zones.
    • Able to set strategic direction and culture for organizational security function and policy.
    • Can develop operational security plans and key performance objectives for field programs.
    • Experienced line manager with knowledge of remote management and staff mentoring.
    • Concise communicator with ability to navigate contentious issues and convey complex themes to advise senior leaders and trustees. Strong ability to deliver written and verbal briefs.
    • Strong knowledge of conflict, terrorism trends and political violence in Kenya.

    License, registration, or certification required

    • Certificate of Good Conduct.
    • Clearance from security service arms.

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    Communications & Marketing Manager

    Reporting to : National Director

    Grade Level : 16

    Purpose of Position

    To increase the overall influence, income and impact of World Vision in Kenya. This includes providing overall leadership to the Communications & Marketing team in support of WV Kenya’s National Office strategy, objectives and aspirations. Communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality spiritual life that is an example to others.

    Major Responsibilities

    Communications & Marketing Business Plan 25%

    • Develop and implement Context-driven and integrated communications and marketing business plan that supports organizational strategy (at national and Partnership levels), and that strongly directs and positions WV Kenya for resource growth, “voice,” policy positions, trust, reputation, and influence to internal and external stakeholders (government, media, private sector, academia, health/water/education/livelihoods sectors, non-governmental organizations and the WVI Partnership). This business plan will identify the key communications and marketing needs of World Vision Kenya, while setting and steering strategic communications and marketing goals and processes that are contextualized to and in alignment with its core ministry functions and goals and to that of Our Promise.
    • Build a high performance communications & marketing function that is managed, structured, focused and resourced for productive and quality work.
    • Execute and ensure strong monitoring and evaluation of the plan, including ensuring deliverables that are continuously improved.
    • Provide advice, guidance and support to the National Director as a communications and organizational leader
    • Ensure senior and cross-functional teams have broad understanding of how communications integrates with and strengthens organizational strategy, programming, operations, resource acquisition, and support functions.
    • Support the WVK National Resources Development (NRD) Committee of the Executive Board as a technical resource support
    • Provide spiritual leadership and input to the organization and guidance to the communications and marketing department

    Partnerships and Strategic External Engagement 20%

    • Develop Evidence-based content for resource generation, sponsorship transformation and ministry
    • Ensure that external engagement business planning is mapped, developed and implemented in partnership with advocacy team
    • Create an organization external engagement plan to enable WVK’s Leadership to further cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences for the purpose of building country partnerships and expanding financial support.
    • Seek and identify local & global influencers who can serve as ambassadors for WVK in reaching out to external stakeholders
    • Recognize internal and external communications opportunities and solutions, and define and execute appropriate strategies to support country team
    • Upon delegation from the National Director, act as a key outward-facing ambassador of the organization at public events, conferences, meetings, etc.
    • Support SLT’s relationship management efforts with donors, corporations and high level government officials
    • Exercise judgment to prioritize WVK’s media opportunities, and prepare talking points, speeches, presentations and other supporting materials, as needed

    Marketing and Fundraising 20%

    • Develop a high performing marketing function to build organizational capacity to raise local sources of funding to better and more sustainably support the ministry World Vision
    • Provide strategic direction for business development to pursue funding, through support in the development and implementation of the external engagement plan as well as via identification of resources, key stakeholders and relationship building and management;
    • Work with Business Development Unit to develop related capacity statements, funding proposals, with particular focus on the private sector, philanthropists and Kenyan high net worth givers.
    • Manage the production and provision of high quality information resources and materials for donor and public engagement

    Social Media Marketing 10%

    • Develop and oversee effective social and multimedia strategy across channels
    • Leverage channels like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc to grow WVK’s brand awareness and continuous brand building
    • Leverage social advertising and engagement for resource mobilization

    Reputation Risk & Influence Management 10%

    • Strategically position World Vision in mainstream and social media to mobilize public support for social and policy change
    • Ensure reputational risks are managed in an agile and proactive way, in line with WVI global standards
    • Identify national, regional and international events for WVK’s Senior Leadership that offer opportunities for networking and influence
    • Work with WVK National Director and country team to identify communications challenges and emerging issues faced by WVK’s country programs

    Internal Communications 10%

    • Develop a strong internal communications function that mobilizes staff for strategy, ministry execution and impact
    • Working with the People & Culture (HR) department develop robust internal communications that engage all WV Kenya staff to support the desired organizational culture.

    Others 5%

    • Participate in Trans teams and support other initiatives by partners in the spirit of integration
    • Any other duties as might be assigned from time to time

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Master’s degree in Political Science / Communications / Public Affairs/ Journalism or similar field
    • Minimum 7 years’ experience in, and a track record of, strategic communications/marketing/external engagement in the private and/or public sector, including experience in developing relationships with the private sector and government
    • Member of Public Relations Society of Kenya, Marketing Society of Kenya or any other relevant professional body
    • Experience leading and managing communications and production teams in international NGOs or Creative Industries
    • Ability to build productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
    • A track record of managing or leading resource mobilization programs
    • Strategic thinker, entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to do what it takes to “get the job done”
    • Ability to travel, both regionally and internationally, if needed
    • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
    • Thorough knowledge of international development and the communication and media industry
    • Advanced Photo and Video production, editorial, graphic design and media skills
    • Proven experience of training and capacity building of others
    • Advanced level of computer proficiency, Mac and PC, including editing skills across
    • Adobe and Apple software for video, photo, media, design
    • Experience working with children and youth
    • Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview – Ability to articulate and model WV’s Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.
    • Demonstration of well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
    • Self-management/resilience and emotional maturity.
    • Team player

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