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  • Posted: Apr 22, 2024
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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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    Regional WASH Specialist - Infrastructure Quality

    Purpose of the position

    The Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Business Plan outlines our strategy to leverage $1 billion between 2021 and 2025, impacting 15 million people with safe water, 14 million people with improved sanitation, and 18 million with improved hygiene. As part of our goal to demonstrate sustainable impact, we are working to define and foster a Culture of Quality (COQ) to maintain infrastructure quality as our programming grows in complexity. Therefore, this position aims at creating a COQ to strengthen and promote reliable, long-lasting services in the communities and sound stewardship of donor funds for increased impact.

    The position will oversee the Culture of Quality (COQ) strategy implementation primarily in the East Africa region and specifically in the listed countries: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda 

    Major Responsibilities:

    Strategic Priorities & Technical Oversight

    • Working with WVI WASH SLT and Support Offices Technical leads to outline a strategy to improve organizational quality culture including shared messaging, quality-specific objectives, and a plan for adaptive management.
    • Support the Regional WASH Director and Support Offices to manage WASH infrastructure activities in the designated duty counties by providing quality assurance and quality control for the design and construction of limited to medium-scale WASH infrastructure, which are to be in compliance with WVI and Global WASH standards, environmental and construction codes, reporting, and management requirements.
    • Developing and maintaining a quality management system for WASH infrastructure.
    • Provide technical guidance on WASH infrastructure design
    • Routine reporting on quality metrics to the regional WASH Director
    • Working with 10+ countries to build technical capacity and implement their country-specific quality management strategy
    • In collaboration with other leaders, lead training on quality and technical issues (e.g., adequate supervision, hydraulic modeling best practices, material sourcing)
    • Serving as a quality ambassador for your region of responsibility including presenting on quality-focused topics at routine meetings and conferences
    • Performing periodic audits and surveys to understand our culture of quality and ways to improve
    • Review of WASH infrastructure designs including engineering standards adherence, review of contracts, and review of material selection for adherence to World Vision policies
    • Participating in audit reviews and post-audit corrective action plan development

    Resource Development (Prepositioning work, programs development & grants management)

    • Support prepositioning for donor funding where necessary and participate in regional networks raising the profile of World Vision.
    • Establish networks and alliances with stakeholders in the field for the purpose of enhancing program quality.

    Evidence and Learning  

    • Contribute towards completion of WVI inventory of WASH assets in the global monitoring and evaluation database. Support in the data critical for updating monitoring of WASH programs and mapping of WASH assets using geographical information systems.
    • Ensure accountability by using evidence and learning, analysis, and interpretation of data to provide regional evidence of impact for the sector.
    • Coordinate the documentation, publication, and dissemination of promising quality assurance/quality control practices across the partnership.
    • Promote adoption and scale-up of promising practices, project models and innovations in the WASH infrastructure domain.
    • Facilitate cross-learning between NOs, learning from Support Offices (SO), other regions and peer organizations
    • Contribute to the development of annual regional impact reports in collaboration with SEL, Communications, and the other sector leads.

     Collaboration and cross-functional working

    • Participate in the global WASH community of practice and major sector networks in the region.
    • Mobilize technical expertise across the region, ensuring effective knowledge management, learning, and continuous improvement of programming in the region.
    • Collaborate with key regional entities on defined collaboration matrix and joint projects

     General Responsibilities

    • Contribute towards other regional office strategic initiatives and Technical Working Groups (TWGs) as necessary.
    • Providing direct support during the planning, design, procurement, and installation of WASH infrastructure depending on NO needs
    • Provide key quality improvement input by closely overseeing WASH infrastructure projects and activities undertaken by contractors in the field.
    • Support National Offices in the production of tender documents, contracts, and bills of quantities and provide inputs on WASH infrastructure site selection, surveys and designs, specifications, deliverables, and evaluation criteria.
    • Collaboration with Supply Chain in bid evaluations to aid in the selection of qualified contractors or vendors for WASH procurements.
    • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Regional WASH Director and World Vision US Quality Assurance and Control Engineer.

    Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience


    • Bachelors’ degree in Engineering – Civil, Electrical or Mechanical required 
    • Master’s degree strongly preferred in engineering, water policy, water resource management, economics, business, industrial engineering, or another complementary discipline. 
    • Work experience of 10+ years required in areas of water and sanitation design, construction, supervision, and quality assurance/quality control data collection.  
    • Engineering license in country of residence 
    • Demonstrated competencies using Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, EPANET, and/or other alternative software 
    • Demonstrated competencies in interpersonal communication, stakeholder engagement, and cultural intelligence 
    • Demonstrated experience working in cross-functional and remote teams for the purpose of program implementation, development of technical standards, and resource acquisition.
    • Excellent facilitation skills, strong interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written, strong negotiation, diplomacy, strong leadership, and teamwork skills.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills in English
    • Also required are analytical skills for synthesis of materials, evaluations, and preparation of presentations/articles for publication as well as experience in a PC environment and the MS Office suite of software.
    • Experience in working with faith organizations, faith actors, and faith-related issues in development
    • Experience in HEA and fragile contexts. 
    • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.  Additional languages representative of the countries WV serves in an advantage.


    • Master’s degree in Water or Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
    • Experience developing and implementing quality assurance / quality control programs for WASH infrastructure or for other industries.
    • Proven experience leading WASH infrastructure development programs in a variety of contexts. 
    • Experience working with and managing large grants in sector programming for major bilateral and multilateral donors.
    • Previous experience working in a Country Office/National Office or Regional Office setting will be advantageous.
    • Experience working in fragile, conflict, post-conflict, and/or difficult operating environments is preferred.
    • Experience with mWater use, or any other water mapping technology
    • East Africa experience is highly preferred.
    • Female applicants are encouraged to apply.

    Working Environment / Conditions:

    • The position requires the ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 40% of the time.

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    Project Coordinator - Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration

    Key Responsibilities:

    Project Planning, Coordination and Implementation (50%)

    •  Responsible for the in the coordination and implementation of the all activities in the FMNR project
    •  Train the partners, selected groups and community members on the various recommended focal areas (FMNR, Climate smart agriculture, Sustainable energy options, soil and water conservation, advocacy and policy influence etc). Contribute to effective and timely implementation of all FMNR field level interventions and initiatives with communities and partners.
    •  Ensure that all FMNR initiatives within the projects area of influence meet or exceed planned outcomes and are implemented in full compliance with the projects guidelines
    •  Liaise with Cluster Manager, Regional Design & MEAL Coordinator to ensure that appropriate controls, monitoring and evaluation tools are in place and being utilized in a timely manner in all FMNR measurements.
    •  Monitor and support the timely and appropriate utilization of budgeted resources for all FMNR related project interventions.
    •  Proactively enforce controls and checks as well as ensure effective and timely response plans to all financial audit findings of FMNR initiatives and take the needed measures to prevent future recurrence.
    •  Participate in proposal development and resource mobilization.
    •  Provide supervision to Community Mobilizers and Driver to ensure FMNR project objectives are met – effectively manage staff performance.
    •  Attend the regular weekly and monthly planning meetings as called upon.

    Quality Assurance - Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation (30%)

    •  Supervise and monitor project interventions in strict adherence to WV Kenya, Kenya government regulations and other agreed standards.
    •  Develop monitoring plan with communities and partners agreeing on the required standards for monitoring, with support from the DME specialist.
    •  Ensure project data is captured, validated and updated on horizon and or any other approved World Vison Kenya (WVK) DM&E system.
    •  Coordinate with Cluster Manager, Regional Design & MEAL Coordinator and relevant technical teams at the national Office to effectively support the project to carry out all measurements baselines, assessments, designs, monitoring and evaluations - in accordance with WV established standards, policies and procedures.
    •  In Liaison with AP Accountant, track project implementation expenditure levels, manage work plans and budgets
    •  Compile the necessary monthly, quarterly and annual reports and submit to the Cluster Manager and Technical team at the National Office.
    •  Regularly document success stories / innovation for sharing across the partnership
    •  Develop context specific electronic and live media communications on FMNR and NRM activities.
    •  Ensure the Project design document is updated as per DME standards.
    •  Gather and provide quality feedback and data to be used to develop technical papers and recommendations on key issues for external engagement with decision makers.

    Advocacy, Engagement, Networking and Partnerships (10%)

    •  Participate in the Annual County Government’s Planning and Budgeting process and influence resource allocation to the priority needs of the most vulnerable groups within the Program Area
    •  Partner with Community, relevant Government authorities, research institutions and other stakeholders; provide technical assistance regarding FMNR implementation.
    •  Participate in County Sector Technical Working groups and forum and at Sub-County and Ward levels as will be appropriate.
    •  Ensure that Program participants and partners are kept informed of all the Government laws and policies in respect to FMNR and any changes to government laws, policies and budgets.
    •  Work with stakeholders and partners to promote FMNR to influence policy on complimentary activities

    Capacity Building (5%)

    •  Build the capacity of partners (FBOs, CBOs, Farmers Groups) to enable them effectively intervene in food security & economic empowerment appropriately
    •  Ensure integration of FMNR with other project/programmes in the Aps
    •  Mobilize and sensitize community for empowerment & sustainability
    •  Establish specific capacity building methodologies for effective delivery & sustainability of project interventions
    •  Take a lead in building ADP staff and community capacities in food security & economic empowerment sector interventions through trainings and other information sharing avenues to handle project activities effectively.
    •  Together with partners, conduct regular reflection and learning events;
    •  Facilitate and coordinate farmers FMNR exposure tours.

    Others (5%)

    •  Participate in Trans teams and support other initiatives by partners in the spirit of integration
    •  Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor or designee.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    •  Degree in Forestry, Agroforestry and Natural Resource Management related field
    •  Membership to professional body (FSK, EIK etc)
    •  At least four years on job experience and specialties in Forestry, Agroforestry, Natural Resource Management with some experience in Agriculture.
    •  Knowledge on GESI with additional training or skills in gender mainstreaming / integration is an added advantage
    •  Ability to engage with local communities, partners and government authorities
    •  Must have a good understanding of the different systems of extension delivery.
    •  Exposure to gender biased programming
    •  Able to stand above denominational diversities.
    •  Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible world view, emotional maturity and physical stamina.
    •  Good organisational, analytical and interpersonal skills
    •  Ability to ride a motorbike is an added advantage
    •  Excellent English communication skills (both oral and written).
    •  Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office or another main email system such as Microsoft Outlook

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    Faith and Development Project Manager

    Job Description:

    The purpose of this position is to effectively manage the EWV scale up project and ensure that the project outcomes are realized within the stipulated time and according to project objectives and donor promise. The project manager is also a lead trainer of the EWV Project Model and will assume responsibility for ensuring that the project activities are integrated and mainstreamed within World Vision operations. Primarily the position will ensure capacity on the approach is built across the targeted offices. In addition, it will ensure that the lesson are being documented, communicated and shared across the Partnership to inform better programming.


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

    • Ensure sufficient field office capacity for EWV (ToTs) in collaboration with the TSO
    • 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.

    • Oversee project implementation and indicator reporting via iMPAQ system
    • Be the primary contact person and representative of the WVUS F&D Team in FO-level discussions around EWV scale up
    • Ensure that the EWV Scale Up Project meets the quality standards required (e.g. project burn rates, participant reach, indicator alignment and reporting, quality field reports, and project level learning and reflection.
    • Coordinate development of annual plans and budget
    • Coordinate monitor and reporting progress  monthly, quarterly and annually
    • Ensure effective use the finances and reporting
    • Supervise staff under him/her
    • Participate in WVUS F&D Supported Projects meetings
    • Represent the project and serve as EWV SME in donor engagement meetings

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

    • Collaborate with GC/RO/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% Engage with National Director, senior teams and technical specialists to plan and advocate for EWV

    • Coordinate EWV requests from National offices and ensure adequate and timely support
    • Ensure EWV is being integrated in technical programs and sectors in alignment with the EWV Design Implementation and Quality Assurance (DIQA)
    • Lead efforts with GAM teams to ensure EWV is integrated in proposals
    • Lead efforts to adapt EWV for varying implementation contexts and audience, including children and adolescents.

    5% Other responsibilities:

    • Participate in other organizational meetings as required.
    • Participate in National offices strategy reviews
    • Lead efforts to use project monitoring data to build evidence of impact and facilitate programming improvements


    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,training, license,registration, and certification

    • Degree in related field desired (A Master’s degree will be an added advantage).
    • Degree in social science, community development or education or Masters in project management an added advantage.
    • Masters in a related theological training would be an added advantage.

    Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications

    • Project management, M&E and Certified Trainer/Facilitator.
    • Knowledge of WV development programming approach an added advantage.
    • Ability to develop donor reports

    Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement

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

    Physical Requirements

    • Ability to engage and influence others. Travel across regions

    Language Requirements

    • English a must

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    Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Officer

    Key Responsibilities:

    System Design and Promoting MEAL

    • Lead on the development and oversee the roll-out of an organizational MEAL system, ensuring accountability to donors and beneficiaries
    • Promote all aspects of MEAL to support the creation of an organizational culture which prioritizes quality programming.
    • Build strong relationships with colleagues and provide support as required to ensure MEAL system is understood and supported at field and office level.
    • Work closely with the programme teams to ensure that MEAL becomes an integral element of project implementation leading to enhanced quality, accountability, management and impact. This may include the establishment of a Technical Working Group.

    Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development

    • Manage the project team to ensure that the MEAL system operates effectively with the support and resources required and that there are clear reporting links and feedback mechanisms between field team, region, Management, MEAL and other departments.
    • Support the project team progress on specific project activities, providing management oversight on progress and problem-solving in case of challenges.
    • Define expectations, provide leadership and technical support as needed so that project team are able to perform their roles as required.
    • Manage the performance of direct reports in the MEAL unit through performance management, coaching, mentoring, training and development.
    • At the organisational level, devise and manage a MEAL training programme with the goal of increasing capacity and awareness of MEAL for all staff. Assess training needs and engage field staff to roll-out the training programme

    Internal Reporting and Documentation

    • Responsible to ensure that the GREEN PROJECT delivers on all internal MEAL requirements in a timely manner and with high quality information, including reporting on relevant indicators, total direct and indirect reach data.
    • Identifies and incorporates all elements (systems, tools, processes, etc.) required under the MEAL system and enhances capacity of project team to effectively use them.
    • Review regular field, quarterly, annual and ad-hoc monitoring and accountability reports received from project field team and circulate to the Management team, ensuring that action plans are included and agreed by Management.
    • Facilitate documentation and reporting of assessments, project data, case studies, best practice and lessons learned for internal and external sharing.
    • Develop project and operational reporting templates that facilitate the timely and accurate acquisition and aggregation of information.

    Promoting Learning for Strategy Development and Decision Making

    • Ensure that data and findings from across multiple thematic project activities form a coherent basis for analysis to promote learning and strategy development for the whole project.
    • Lead on monitoring and improving the synergy and integration of thematic programmes to enhance delivery of outstanding results for target communities
    • Communicate top level learning to ensure that management is able to make informed decisions on a timely basis to strengthen impact and overcome/mitigate challenges.

    Programme Design and MEAL Resources

    • Ensure that MEAL is an integral part of the project design stage and is integrated in all project activities in a sustainable way.
    • Ensure that MEAL resources are included in proposal development to facilitate funding from a wide range of sources.
    • Responsible for effectively managing the MEAL budget, in close collaboration with the senior project manager.

    External Reporting and Representation

    • Ensure external accountability to donors through the implementation of quality MEAL activities leading to timely and accurate reporting.
    • Ensure that high quality analysis reports to illustrate the project impact and assessment findings are produced, including evidence of good practice and replicable project, and that they are communicated in the most appropriate way for different audiences.
    • With consultation, represent the FMNR project at relevant conferences, meetings, etc., to contribute to the sharing and learning, especially around best practices.


    • Participate in Institutional strengthening processes both at organizational and affiliate levels
    • Other responsibilities & duties as required by the Senior project manager

    Qualifications/Requirements for the role

    • Bachelor's Degree in social sciences, Mathematics, Statistic, development, or information technology Training in data management and M & E is an added advantage.
    • Minimum of 8 years practical experience in M&E system development coordination/implementation in a large international non-governmental organization or other international relief/development body for large and complex grants, leadership experience is an added advantage
    • Minimum of 3 years of relevant technical experience in MEAL for ANCP Natural resource management (NRM) Projects in Kenya or similar context.
    • Experience managing large external evaluations and a clear, deep understanding of different evaluation methodologies appropriate for NRM professional development programs.
    • Excellent knowledge of digital data collection and accountability systems and use of ONA, CommCare and Kobo. Excellent advanced quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills using SPSS and/or Stata as well as Nvivo/Atlas.ti software.
    • Ability to use geographical information systems to collect geospatial data.
    • Demonstrable track-record in data management, with the ability to manage large databases
    • Ability to analyse and disseminate complex information to a range of stakeholder audiences;
    • Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
    • Strong familiarity with project frameworks [design/implementation/M&E] cycle
    • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, adapting and innovating where necessary, and defining a clear way forward and ensuring buy in Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets, Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
    • Good management skills with ability to manage a team
    • Highly developed cultural and political awareness and ability to work well in an international and matrix management environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures

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    DMEAL Coordinator - Kenya Big Bream Project

    Key Responsibilities:

    Technical support in Program Planning

    • Take lead in the design and implementation of a monitoring framework to track delivery against program objectives.
    • Together with the Program team and partners, organize and facilitate Strategic/multi-year Plans/designs and budgets for the overall program
    • Support review and update log frames, M&E Plans, Program indicators and periodic targets and detailed implementation plan
    • Support the development of clear and implementable work break down structure for respective MEL activities as needed
    • Support the finance team to ensure realistic scheduling of MEL activities and budgets
    • Identify and document the program assets and produce a Remote Sensing /GIS activity /program map.
    • Identify and document the program geographical coverage and produce a RS/GIS activity /Program map.
    • Participating in the designing/preparation of tools and guidelines for data collection, analysis and reporting, with a focus on establishing output and outcome tracking, systemically checking data for quality, accuracy, and consistency, and providing feedback as necessary.
    • Provide support and participate in Kenya Big Dreams related program design (assessments, research) and in the production of well-designed proposal that are LEAP aligned and reflective of community needs, contexts and donor/SO expectations.

    Technical Support in Program implementation and Quality Assurance

    • Lead and Coordinate the successful roll out and implementation of all MEAL related initiatives in the program sites of Baringo, Migori, West Pokot and Samburu Counties.
    • Disseminate clear business processes for respective MEAL components to ensure consistent application and adherence to standards.
    • Develop and support implementation of program MEAL annual calendars
    • Lead the process of capacity assessments and capacity building for staff and for potential local partners.
    • Ensure that respective staff and WVK implementing partners are provided with requisite MEAL technical support to perform.
    • Coordinate effective implementation of program Activities in collaboration with key partners.
    • Coordinate and facilitate timely review and sharing of all program documents; plans/designs and reports.
    • Coordinate and facilitate timely review and sharing of all program documents; plans/designs and reports.

    Monitoring, Reporting and Accountability

    • Establish and operationalize a digital data collection and beneficiary tracking system and database
    • Take lead in the design of monitoring framework to track delivery against program targets and objectives.  
    • Coordinate monitoring activities of WVK and its implementing partners.
    • Coordinate, participate and report on technical field monitoring visits.
    • Ensure mechanisms for collating, & analysing data, synthesizing information, updating the monitoring matrix and other monitoring systems are in place.
    • Ensure timely dissemination of monitoring data to key stakeholders for management decision making.
    • Support remote sensing and GIS Mapping of Program initiatives
    • Ensure the appropriate use of information management systems in compliance with WV Kenya, GoK, and donor and in line with partnership agreements.
    • Coordinate the compilation and submission of program management reports as per WV standards and donor requirements.
    •  Support establishment of accountability mechanisms for the program to enhance information sharing, complaints management and timely feedback flow.
    • Timely and quality review and submission of all mandatory monitoring report
    • Always ensure to store collected data securely as per policies relating to data protection for the program
    • Coordinate program reflection and learning sessions in conjunction with other grant staff and program partners.
    • Disseminate all program information related to M&E to staff and partners across the three counties.
    • Ensure Program alignment to the national, donor and support office evaluation protocols.

    Research, Learning and Knowledge Management

    • Coordinate periodic reviews/evaluations of the program interventions using appropriate methodologies to determine achievements
    • Ensure that the program assessments, feasibility studies and or characterization processes are conducted in a timely manner and quality reports are produced as per standard.
    • Coordinate inter-county exchange meetings on MEAL for lessons learnt and upscale to regional programme level intervention
    • Establish effective knowledge management mechanisms including documentation and sharing of innovative/promising/best practices or lessons learned and impacts.
    • Organize and conduct learning forums/events at regular points to facilitate learning by the partners
    • Facilitate ongoing and collaborative learning within WVK and partners based on key data from the performance management system.
    • Serve as project’s point of contact for developing ToRs, solicitation, selection, and execution of in-country assessment contractors including baseline, midline, and endline, and other research as identified.
    • Coordinate learning agenda collaboration with support office.
    • Conduct M&E, research, and planning related to social norms, barrier analysis, and sensitive topics

    Networking and Collaboration

    • Network and collaborate with relevant partners, and represent World Vision in Technical Working Group Meetings relating to KBD program
    • Coordinate with external stakeholders including, but not limited to, academia, NGOs, Government, and Private Sector in order to advance the learning /research goals of the program
    • Ensure sensitive complaints collection and handling through development of functional systems within the program
    • Ensure accountability assessments are conducted and capacity of staff built to undertake accountability assessments.
    • Ensure effective community complaints response mechanisms in collaboration with communities are developed and functional
    • Comply with and promote WV policies such as Child and Adult Safeguarding policy, Whistle blower policy and anti – fraud policy (preventing and reporting any incidences of Fraud).
    • Prepare for and speak to data related questions in regular project calls with support office.
    • Build capacity of project MEL staff in each region pertaining to: program planning, monitoring, reporting, research, and quality assurance

    Qualification, Knowledge and Skills

    • Master’s degree in a relevant field such as international development, social sciences, statistics, or a related field.
    • Minimum of 7 years of experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems for development programs, preferably in the context of humanitarian or community development.
    • Strong understanding of monitoring and evaluation methodologies, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches.
    • Proficiency in data analysis software such as SPSS, STATA, or R, and advanced skills in Microsoft Excel.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical information effectively to diverse audiences.
    • Proven project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and work effectively under pressure.
    • Experience in Data collection on the Open data kit plat form and other mobile based applications, data analysis and interpretation
    • Experience working in multicultural environments and collaborating with diverse stakeholders.
    • Commitment to World Vision's mission, vision, and core values;
    • Practical experience in M&E system coordination/ implementation in a large international non-governmental organization or other international relief/development body
    • Experience in working on donor funded programs and other multilateral donor funded project.
    • Demonstrate understanding of latest developments, research and trends in the relevant aspects of the field of child protection.
    • Experience in program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and reporting.
    • Well-developed research, analytical (qualitative and quantitative), documentation, report-writing and strategic planning skills, with particular competency in participatory research methods;
    • Certification in M&E and in conducting assessments or equivalent.
    • Proven ability in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating child protection programmes will be an added advantage
    • Experience in social norms and/or social behavior change research will be an added advantage.
    • Mobile-data collection and management software skills (e.g ODK, Kobo etc.) is desirable
    • Ability to document good practice and lessons learned.
    • Excellent communication skills (both written & verbal).
    • Ability to write effective funding proposals

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    Programme Director, World Vision Sudan

    Job Description:

    The Response Director - RD (Country Program Director) has primary responsibility for leading and directing the response from strategy to implementation, inclusive of performance and oversight of all aspects of the response.  She/he should develop and maintain an efficient, cohesive team, whilst ensuring effective coordination and relationships with the other agencies, officials, beneficiaries, donors and all areas of the Partnership to ensure Response is adequately funded.


    Develop and Monitor implementation of response strategy that addresses WV strategic goals to meet humanitarian needs

    • Lead response strategy development with RHEAD, SDO, RL, PRO Team and other senior stakeholders.
    • Ensure primary and secondary information on needs and context analysis inform strategy formulation/development and transition planning.
    • Consult with RL to ensure strategy and plans (including Child Wellbeing Objectives) are taken into account in response.
    • Monitor appropriateness of strategy implementation and take adaptive measures to ensure impact on CWB.
    • Ensure Advocacy staff are empowered to integrate advocacy across sectors and to develop child-focused advocacy positions which are aligned with strategy and organizational priorities.
    • Facilitate the signing of MOUs and contracts, with donors, Support Offices and other relevant stakeholders.
    • Ensure appropriate waivers are in place to facilitate timely response implementation.

    Ensure Response is staffed and empowered to meet response needs

    • Conduct high-level workforce planning with P&C and mobilize surge functions as required and oversee the recruitment of direct reports. Appointments of direct reports to be approved by RL
    • Ensure defined accountabilities under the EMS are clear for each function including JD, TOR objectives and quality criteria.
    • Ensure P&C develops performance planning and review processes that include quality criteria and capacity building planning.
    • Ensure P&C establishes a staff care function and mechanisms that support staff well-being.
    • Ensure adequate internal communications mechanisms are in place to ensure policies, information and decisions are shared with staff as appropriate.
    • Ensure that staff have access to appropriate office space/equipment, ICT systems/equipment and other facilities which enable them to carry out their responsibilities.
    • Where necessary, ensure that relevant staff have access to appropriate accommodation.

    Ensure Response is funded & maintain effective working relationships with humanitarian actors, government representatives, World Vision stakeholders, the media and general public for resource mobilization and advocacy

    • Represent the response in internal coordination mechanisms such as Partnership Response Overview Team, Partnership Coordination Team (where activated), Advocacy Response Group, Response Directors Forum,  etc.
    • Establish and maintain relationships with strategic and operational partner organizations and churches for grant mobilization
    • Create an enabling environment for dialogue, information sharing, coordination and sharing of resources to reach sustainable impact on CWB.
    • In conjunction with partners, effectively advocate for adequate financing of the response, protection of civilians, changes in standards, policies and legislations based on insights and demands from targeted communities.
    • Create and maintain collaborative relations with government, other NGOs, UN agencies, civil society, churches, bi-lateral missions and donors for resource mobilization.
    • Participate in the INGO forum and other consortium meetings and response related national coordination meetings
    • Ensure WV is represented at relevant technical and coordination mechanisms in-country
    • Serve as an organizational spokesperson for media interviews, advocacy initiatives and other public events

    Initiates resourcing mechanisms and ensure financial and material (in-kind) resources are managed according to WV standards, donor and SO agreements

    • Provide oversight to funding acquisition and allocation to ensure alignment with strategy and address humanitarian needs.
    • Initiate response funding mechanisms with support of RL & RHEAD.
    • Ensure that funding is managed and accounted for in compliance with donors and Support Offices agreements and WV standards
    • Ensure that program and projects audits are planned and conducted as per WV audit regulations and donor government requirements
    • Ensure that audit reports are responded to and recommendations implemented
    • Ensure that supply chain management system (including international and local purchasing and contracting) and meeting WV quality standards, accountability and transparency.
    • Ensure that logistics capacity assessment tools are updated

    Ensure quality operations and internal and external reporting requirements are met 

    • Liaise with Programs and Info Management to ensure internal and external reporting requirements are planned for and reports are prepared that showcase output, outcomes and results
    • Review and submit partnership program reports
    • Prepare and submit monthly management reports
    • Ensure internal response coordination & information sharing mechanisms are functioning.

    Ensure quality program implementation and that the response meets WV minimum quality standards and supports child well-being, program improvement, reflection, learning and innovation

    • Ensure previous response learnings from Global learning are reviewed and used in program design.
    • Encourage the incorporation of best practice and innovation in program design and implementation.
    • Ensure all functions have quality planning sessions to meet quality CWB objectives and that they are monitored/reported monthly.
    • Ensure mechanisms are established to identify, document, & share lessons learned with donors and partners
    • Ensure that accessible and user-friendly community accountability mechanisms are established and functioning
    • Ensure that all projects are implemented, monitored and evaluated according to set plans and that agreements with donors, SOs and other stakeholders are adhered to.

    Establish and maintain relationships with people of other faiths, as an expression of our emphasis to live our faith and demonstrate its value to work with boldness and humility.

    • Develop and maintain strategic and operational partnerships with faith leaders in Sudan
    • Create an environment where staff live, articulate and celebrate their Christian faith in diverse, uniting and joyful ways, with deep respect for staff of other faiths and views as an expression of our Christian beliefs.
    • Ensure that our Christian faith guides our response to the most vulnerable children in our ministry and organizational practices.
    • Position World Vision as a thought leader and a compelling example of igniting positive and lasting change in Sudan

    Provide Leadership to establish and maintain effective risk management (programmatic, security, financial, reputational and others) that is in line with World Vision’s policies and guidelines.

    • Maintain close oversight on risks for timely correction and work towards their mitigation through effective relationship building, coordination and communication with peers, government and partners.
    • Ensure Security Risk Assessments, Country Risk Ratings and Core Security Requirement standards, processes and procedures are completed in accordance with current Office of Corporate Security guidelines and training.
    • Collaborate with P&C, F&D, Risk Management and other stakeholders to promote a culture of accountability, truth telling and transparency internally within the organization where all staff and affiliates protect children and adult beneficiaries from abuse, exploitation and violence.
    • Ensure that all staff are trained, aware of, oriented on, sign and live by WVI safeguarding policy and protocols.
    • Monitor and ensure full compliance with the partnership Safeguarding Standards & Policies and continually update EAR Leadership on emerging issues.
    • Review, identify and recommend the adoption of locally appropriate new tools, solutions and assets and to enhance the quality of safeguarding prevention and response.
    • Ensure that all incidents are reported in accordance with WV Policies.




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

    • A minimum of 10 years in leadership role in the humanitarian assistance, with a significant portion of this with International NGOs. 
    • A lower number of years’ experience may also be considered.
    • Demonstrated understanding of key humanitarian principles, standards and best practices.
    • University degree in Humanitarian Studies or relevant field.
    • Master’s degree preferred
    • Experience working in World Vision International responses preferable, but not a must Fluent in English (knowledge of Arabic is an advantage)

    List additional work experience required as a minimum qualification for this position.

    • Intensive experience in leading a multi-cultural team of professionals
    • Experience working in a cross-cultural environment Experience working in war zones / fragile contexts
    • Experience in engaging with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies
    • Experience in managing humanitarian operations that facilitate innovation and calculated risk taking.
    • Experience in serving as an organizational spokesperson to media and other external audiences
    • Experience in serving in a context that is predominantly Muslim or other faith (other than Christian)

    Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

    • Experience in program management and implementation of multi-sectoral emergency response projects
    • Understanding of the international humanitarian system, particularly the systems, structures and key actors
    • Understanding of the key accountabilities that must be maintained in a response (beneficiaries, donors, peers).
    • Ability to lead strategic planning processes
    • Strong communication skills (oral and written) with ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with senior internal and external stakeholders
    • Effective in written and verbal communication in English

    Additional work experience preferred for this position.

    • Ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with senior internal and external stakeholders as well as staff
    • Ability to work in coordination with other humanitarian organizations Ability to analyse and make decisions in challenging situations in the absence of specific guidance and/or full information
    • Ability to communicate and model to staff positive behaviours which help them remain resilient and effective in dynamic and high pressure environments.

    Work Environment:

    • The position is temporarily based in Nairobi, Kenya because of the on-going war.  However the incumbent will be expected to relocate to Sudan as soon as it is safe to do so.
    • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 40% of the time.
    • Work hours are often in excess of 12 hours per day during difficult periods of the response  
    • Responses are often mounted in insecure or natural disaster-prone contexts, which may disrupt normal work patterns and generate staff safety issues
    • Work and housing environments may at times be well below normal standards in terms of facilities, equipment, food availability and hygiene.

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    Project Officer - Prevention and Response to Sexual & Gender Based Violence (SGBV)

    Key Responsibilities:

    Implementation of the project related activities.

    • Map and strengthen the capacity of networks tackling harmful gender and social norms.
    • Scale up community driven initiatives/solutions to prevent and respond to GBV and harmful practices such as; FGM, Child Marriage etc.
    • Develop, package and disseminate key messages to communities and advocate for elimination of GBV and harmful practices-to be distributed during the international campaign days on ending GBV/FGM.
    • Promote economic empowerment interventions for community networks on prevention and response to GBV and FGM.
    • Establish and activate community social accountability mechanisms for prevention and response of GBV and harmful practices.
    • Revitalize gender sector working groups addressing GBV, FGM, and CM including in emergencies.
    • Mainstream/Enhance Engagement of men and Boys as a strategy to prevent and respond to GBV and harmful practices.

    Project Quality Assurance, Monitoring Evaluation, Documentation and Learning

    • Coordinate the project research and learning agenda in close collaboration with identified academic partners and donor office.
    • Participate in the project field visits to carry out all tracking and assessments, monitoring and evaluations and ensure appropriate accountability, monitoring and evaluation tools are in place and are utilized in a timely manner.
    • Ensure compliance with all donor requirements on MEAL including documentation of best practices.
    • Working closely with the line Manager & Matrix Manager, ensure an accurate and quality Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) for the project is in place and is utilized as required. DIPs should be developed semi-annually or as needed based on project changes.
    • In liaison with the DMEAL coordinator and the field program managers, develop a regular schedule for monitoring and support visits and organize reflection and learning forums.
    • Working closely with the line Manager & Matrix Manager, generate Quality & Accurate quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports informed by Monthly Management Reports and in line with donor requirements and regulations.
    • Working closely with the communications team, develop context specific electronic and appropriate documentation on best practice and lessons learned.
    • Working with your line Manager & Matrix Manager develop a risk register to ensure risk mitigation in implementation and ensure accountability.
    • Ensure that findings and recommendations from various accountability mechanisms such as Peer Review, Operational and Finance Audits, Program evaluations, Program Capability Reviews, are acted upon in a timely and effective manner.

    Advocacy, Networking, Collaboration & Partnerships

    • Establish and sustain working relationships with key stakeholders.
    • Work with partners and coalitions to engage in advocacy activities with the government structures at County level to address the SGBV needs of local communities within the project areas of operation.
    • In coordination with the relevant TP Managers and the WVK GESI Advisor, participate in national level coalitions on SGBV advocacy issues.
    • In collaboration with the cluster manager, ensure that project participants and partners are kept informed of all Government laws and policies and WVK policies in respect to SGBV, PSEA and Child protection and Child and Adult safeguarding.
    • Participate in relevant Annual County Government Planning and Budgeting processes and influence resource allocation to the priority needs of the most vulnerable groups in the project area.


    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time.
    • Participate and contribute to committees and task forces which you may be appointed to.
    • Participate and lead devotions as appropriate.

    Qualifications/Requirements for the role

    • Minimum 2 years’ experience in implementation of SGBV related projects and community development work. Familiarity with Child Marriage /FGM projects a plus.
    • Thorough understanding of all areas of project management cycles in a complex, international development organization especially in development or Relief Projects.
    • A good understanding of International, Regional and National framework on human rights for women and children such as Convections on the Rights of the Child, ACRWC, ANTI-FGM Board operations, Convention for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women, Africa Charter on the Rights and Welfare of Children, Prohibition of female Genital Mutilation Act, Children Act among others.
    • Experience in program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and reporting.
    • Demonstrate ability to influence, network and collaborate with county level government, NGO and UN Agency on SGBV and child protection initiatives.
    • Proven track record as a staff and community trainer and capacity builder in Child Protection, GEDSI, Prevention and Response to Child Abuse/SGBV and other harmful cultural practices.
    • Familiarity with GEDSI approaches to programming, advocacy approaches and referral systems.
    • Demonstrate ability to manage resources efficiently and effectively.
    • Demonstrate experience in implementing faith and development models and working with faith leaders.
    • Must be a committed Christian who is able to stand above denominational and cultural diversity challenges.
    • Excellent oral and written communications, team player, and proficient in English and Kiswahili.

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