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  • Posted: Dec 6, 2019
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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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    VisionFund International, Investigations Director

    PURPOSE OF POSITION:

    The VisionFund International (VFI) Investigations Director (ID) will implement a Global investigation strategy, an annual fraud risk assessment, and lead and direct investigations across the VFI network.

    The ID will plan, organize, and manage, as required, all investigations of alleged and actual fraud (i.e. misappropriation, embezzlement, corruption, severe misconduct, mismanagement, misuse of resources, or abuse of authority) through careful collaboration with key stakeholders such as GC and Regional Legal Counsels, People & Culture (HR), Regional Management and the VFI Senior Leadership Team (SLT), on a need to know and do basis.

    This position works to mitigate risks to the successful implementation of VFI’s 2030 Strategy through careful analysis of ongoing trends in fraud and corruption, and proactive assessment of VFI policies and procedures that combat these issues.

    The incumbent will provide technical support, oversight and direction of investigations of fraud against VFI while sharing results with key stakeholders, including Senior Management Teams, and will ensure the growth and development of staff under his or her direction.

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Investigations and Communication:
      • Oversee and/or conduct fraud investigations in accordance with ACFE and internal policy standards.
      • Prepare and present timely, factual, and complete reports on fraud allegations and trends as well as pending and completed investigations and follow up actions to the Global Director Internal Audit.
      • Ensure that all reported fraud allegations are shared with GC Legal, entered into the Integrity Protection Hotline (IPH) or Integrated Incident Management (IIM) system, and investigated according to the VFI Operations Policy.
      • Provide in-depth analysis on key fraud statistics, recurring trends, emerging risks, and other elements that will allow proactive mitigation of future fraud risks to VFI.
      • Where appropriate and necessary, this position will identify, engage and manage internal and external experts and ensure that investigation services are rendered in accordance with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Standards, WVI’s Ant-corruption Policy and WV Investigation protocols.
      • Maintain regular liaison with the WV Director of Global Investigations to provide updates on VFI investigations status.
    • Policy Development and Strategic Vision:
      • Develops global investigation strategy and fraud risk assessment dashboard to assist in the timely deterrence, detection, prevention, investigation and reporting of fraud, aligned to the WV GIU approach.
      • Leads and continues to build the capacity of VFI Investigations by establishing a credible system for ensuring independent and objective investigations of fraud allegations across the VFI Network.
      • Enforces investigations protocols and procedures, including policies, timelines, roles and responsibilities for initiating and conducting investigations of alleged fraud while forwarding allegations of misconduct, mismanagement, waste of resources and abuse of authority to business owners with respect to the principles of confidentiality, objectivity, and impartiality.
      • Responsible for providing and supporting ongoing fraud detection and awareness training to VFI entities to combat fraud and capitalize on lessons learned.
    • Staff Development and Training:
      • Establish succession and career advancement plans, including Christian commitment and spiritual development for direct reports and ensure that the same is done for their direct reports; guarantee that all staff in the reporting line obtains at least the annual minimum amount of continuing professional education (CPE) credits to maintain their professional certification(s).
      • Ensure that an effective training and capacity development strategy exists for all VFI Investigation staff (including Internal Audit staff in MFIs, who will be conducting the majority of investigations) through effective capacity building and training programs that address soft and leadership skills and technical competencies.
      • Ensure work-life balance is achieved through appropriate allocation of workload for investigations staff and having a sound analysis of productivity.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

    • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, criminal justice, or related field or law degree.
    • Must be a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and ideally also have either a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Accountant (CA) or Certified Internal Auditor certification.
    • Willing and able to travel up to 50% of the time.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Efficient in computer skills and data mining tools and digital technology.
    • Critical thinking and analytical skills.
    • Ability to work under a high level of stress and pressure.
    • 10-15 years relevant experience.
    • At least 5 years working in an internal or external investigation function for a global organization.
    • Experience managing staff on multiple projects and providing direction to team members.
    • Cross cultural experience working in sensitive and challenging environments and ones that may not embrace the need for change, and leading a virtual and cross cultural team.
    • Demonstrated ability to teach and train in both formal and informal processes.
    • CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner).
    • Fluency in English is essential. French or Spanish would also be advantageous.

    Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Solid interpersonal skills, including listening and relationship building.
    • Data mining and analytics, including financial analysis.
    • Proficient Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access skills.
    • Proven record of leading and advising around fraud investigations in a corporate environment.
    • Proven experience in developing and advising on policies focused on risk.

    Work Environment/Travel:

    • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 50% of the time.

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    Planning, Management of Information Systems (PMIS) Coordinator

    Reporting to: Associate Director Strategy and Programme Effectiveness

    Grade Level: 16

    Work Location: National Office

    Purpose of Position

    Coordinate Planning, Monitoring and Information processes for evidence based Programming, accountability and learning while maintaining a comprehensive M&E system for World Vision Kenya.

    Ensure that WVK Programmes/ Projects initiatives and operations are in full alignment and compliance with WVI and other international DME standards and guidelines.

    Major Responsibilities

    • Quality Assurance in the Programming Cycle (25 %)
    • Ensure adherence to Programme quality Standards in TP designs and adaptation,
    • Manage an M&E systems (Horizon that will generate timely information and feedback to all stakeholders.
    • Lead Review of all Statutory reports (CWBR, National Office Annual Report, TPs and APs Semiannual, Annual and ensure that they are timely submitted and adhere to all applicable guidelines (LEAP)
    • Lead National Level Data Quality Assessment visits to Area Programmes with Regional M&E Coordinators and conduct field visits for data validation,
    • Review and ensure timely data entry into database and retrieval for analysis and compilation for quarterly and annual reporting and dissemination to stakeholders.
    • Lead NO level monitoring and support visits to Regionals and Area Programmes
    • Routinely verify progress results collated from local programming areas in the Horizon platform.
    • Review quality and ensure timely completion of CESP and Technical Programmes Designs.
    • Review quality and ensure timely submission of Annual Plans including Budgets, DIPs, ITTs and Area Programme Narratives

    End Results Expected

    • TP designs and AP plans meets LEAP (DME Programming standards),
    • Functional M&E System
    • 100% quality check on all statutory reports
    • Evidence of data quality checks and field visit reports in place
    • 100% data update in Horizon and M and E Online
    • At least two monitoring visits conducted in a financial year.
    • 100% data quality check in horizon platform
    • High quality Programme designs (Meeting the programming) in place
    • Timely and quality Annual plans submitted
    • Provide Technical Support in Planning, Monitoring and Data base management (30%)
    • Lead the implementation, management of all partnership Programme related Management and Information systems e.g. Horizon
    • Provide technical assistance to staff, in the implementation of the Programme management information systems in all program and projects within WVK
    • In liaison with the Associate Director – Strategy & Programme Effectiveness, lead the set-up of data management system based on the NO’s established M&E system, appropriate to the Programme.
    • Support the Technical Programs specialists with data analysis for development of the NO Annual Child Well Being Target Report
    • Support the development of monitoring tools and incorporate and incorporate methodologies of visualizing change
    • Guide area programme teams to identify and resolve issues and challenges in monitoring systems, using a coaching approach
    • Rigorously analysis, aggregate and synthesize monitoring and evaluation data to draw inferences at regional and national level.
    • Disaggregate data using a range of relevant variables aligned to NO targets
    • Support in collating monitoring data from across local programming areas to show progress towards the NO strategy and KPIs.
    • Support mainstreaming of Accountability standards (PAF) in WVK programs and projects at all levels.
    • Support the participatory review of Technical programmes logical flow and consistency within the hierarchy of objectives and assumptions.
    • Support the standardisation and Contextualisation of indicators drawing on Area programmes community conversations as appropriate
    • Support the Identification and contextualization methodologies for appropriate targets’ setting and measuring indicators using participatory methods where possible
    • Work proactively with technical programme staff and stakeholder to develop detailed monitoring plan for the technical programme, ensuring clarity of roles and responsibilities
    • Support sustainability and Transition Planning with the inclusion of collaboratively developed sustainability and transition agreements with partners

    End Results Expected

    • Full Utilization of Horizon, M&E Online by all Programmes including grants
      • 100% utilization of Horizon and M&E Online
      • Data Management protocols in place
      • Timely data analysis for all Programmes supported
      • Monitoring tools for all TPs and grants in Place
      • Coaching and mentorship in Monitoring systems provided
      • Evidence of Variety of data analysis in reports (Annual monitoring reports, Baselines and Evaluations
      • Evidence of data disaggregation in all reports
      • Well updated KPIs in NO strategy balanced scorecard
      • Evidence of PAF in all Programmes and standalone grant projects
      • Quality log frames in place
      • Detailed standard indicators sheet in place
      • Realistic targets and measurements methodologies for outcome and output level indicators in place
      • Comprehensive monitoring plans in place
      • Area programs and standalone grand projects with relevant sustainability and transition strategies.
    • Capacity Building, 20%
      • Lead capacity building for compliance and alignment to LEAP framework guidelines, principles and standards for WVK Programmes & Projects, especially with regards to the monitoring, reporting and accountability components.
      • Lead capacity building for Horizon to ensure that staffs have adequate capacity to use the system
      • Support local programming teams to set up and manage complaints and feedback mechanism.
      • Support local programming teams identify bottlenecks in monitoring and implement strategies for addressing them

    End Results Expected

    • Staff with capacity to roll out and utilize Leap guidelines and standards
    • Staff with adequate capacity in utilization of Horizon and M&E Online
    • Functioning Complaints and feedback mechanisms in place
    • Strategies of strengthening monitoring in place.
    • Strategic Engagement, 10%
      • Represent the organization in relevant M&E technical working groups– (Directorate of M&E – Ministry of planning).
      • Support and successfully engage WVK with key internal and external stakeholders, including other WVK entities, UN agencies, national and international research entities, government, church and other civil society representatives on issues related to planning, monitoring, and Data base management
    • Expected end results
    • Evidence of membership/participation in M&E technical working groups
    • Evidence of WVK publications presented to internal and external stakeholders
    • Resource Acquisition, 10%
    • Provide support in development of sector related proposals to ensure that they meet or exceed the minimum M&E and donor standards.
    • Expected end results
    • Proposals meeting LEAP, donor and other international MEAL standards
    • Other (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
    • Participate and lead devotions

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Bachelor's degree in Project Planning & Management, Social sciences, Statistics, Development Studies and other relevant field from a recognized University.
    • In-depth knowledge and understanding of WV working systems, policies and standards will be an added advantage.
    • Minimum 7 years’ experience with regards to designing, planning, implementation, supervising and reporting on projects;
    • Extensive conceptual understanding of and demonstrated practical command for implementing program design, management and evaluation principals:
    • Must have knowledge and practical experience in Research, organizational learning and documentation and have good writing and editing skills.
    • Must have experience in building staff capacities and that of local institutions towards evidence based transformation change
    • Must be results orientated leader who is able to handle a heavy workload as well as network with key policy and development actors in Kenya.
    • Certification in DME Appropriate systems and software; SPSS, STATA, SAS, Epi Info, Ena for SMART, R, Windows Excel, among other Qualitative and quantitative analysis technics
    • Certifications in monitoring, Evaluations, data analysis, Project Management and or in documentation/knowledge management, Programme Management for Development Professional (PMD Pro),

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    Chief of Party - Youth Engagement Activity

    The Chief of Party (CoP) will lead a major Wholistic Youth Empowerment Project that will be implemented in selected counties in Kenya with a focus on the utilization of evidence to develop and support county-level models that empower youth and connect them directly to social and economic opportunities to improve their livelihoods and well-being.

    The CoP shall have a keen understanding of the unique Youth landscape in Kenya and the political, social and economic dynamics that contribute to the status of youth employment in Kenya.

    S/he will be involved in high level public decision making processes on youth technical, vocational education and training; youth participation in governance and development affairs; with a specific focus on influencing public decision that would result into more decent and equitable employment and wealth creation opportunities for the youth in Kenya.

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

    • Master's degree in either Development Studies, Sociology, Political Science, Education or related field or equivalent qualifications in grant management and a technical field in developing countries
    • Minimum 10 years of extensive development experience managing large USAID grant-funded projects, especially those that focus on youth empowerment
    • Experience as a CoP/PD or senior expert advisor
    • Strong leadership qualities and depth and breadth of technical and management expertise; Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams
    • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program requirements, preferably USAID and/or other funding agencies their policies and regulations
    • Keen understanding of the unique political, social and economic dynamics of the country and ability to work carefully and collaboratively to maintain productive relationships with the various government entities and influence high level public decisions by the executive and legislative arms of government
    • Experience managing sub grants and contracts under grants for complex
    • Proven ability in the management of large integrated grant-funded projects in developing countries
    • Familiarity with USAID programs, their history and their development; mastery of USAID regulations governing such programs
    • At least 5 years’ experience managing a large USAID program preferred
    • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred
    • Ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals
    • Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country
    • Strong presentation and report writing skills

    Method of Application

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