- Leads the executive recruitment process for senior leadership roles for World Vision International; with a primary focus in filling National Director (ND) openings across the globe. This person will also serve as part of the WVI In-House Executive Search team assisting other World Vision offices in filling senior leadership roles as requested. The person in this role will provide effective, transparent and legally compliant international executive recruitment services, with a special emphasis on senior NGO field positions. Will serve as a trusted partner and provide consistently outstanding customer service to clients, most often Regional Leaders and Board Search Committee Chairs – ensuring positions are filled with exceptional servant leaders in order to deliver quality ministry to the communities and children we seek to serve. This will be accomplished through influencing key clients/stakeholders, building strategic referral networks and talent pipelines, forecasting, sourcing, screening, assessing and guiding selection processes with the goal of filling roles within the agreed timeline in the most cost-effective manner.
Client Management, Customer Service & Strategy Development
- Provide high touch end-to-end process support to clients by actively engaging with hiring managers, Boards and candidates throughout the entire search process, providing frequent (weekly) updates on the progress of the search and incorporating feedback.
- Support the building of National Office (NO) Board capacity and facilitate their participation in ND selection processes, per WVI governance guidelines and in conjunction with Regional Office and NO People & Culture (P&C.)
- Develop, build, and influence candidate relationships through ongoing communications regarding questions, updates, and status during the search process.
- Assist in the creation of internal marketing materials to promote the Executive Recruiting function Partnership wide.
Workforce Planning, Candidate Identification and Sourcing
- Develop, build, and influence relationships with Regional Leaders, Boards, other hiring managers, and P&C staff. Build capacity of these staff to engage with and follow talent acquisition policies, procedures and systems, as required.
- Meet with Regional Leaders and Boards to identify and determine skills, knowledge, capabilities and preferred experience required for the position, including contextual challenges. Lead them in assessing vacancy requirements/recruiting needs and developing recruitment strategies and plans for the coming fiscal year.
- In conjunction with the Sourcing Specialist, conduct sourcing research and talent mapping including initial candidate profiles to share with Regional Leaders, Boards, and other hiring managers in order to set expectations and advise about the relevant candidate pools/labor markets, and adjust requirements as needed.
- Prepare and contribute to position and candidate description (JDPDQ) including the client priorities and skill sets that will focus the search.
- Provide full cycle recruitment process support to hiring managers and P&C staff.
- Anticipate emerging organizational staffing trends and external market trends iof senior leadership NGO roles.
- Proactively identify and develop effective sourcing strategies for ND positions, manage the various leadership sourcing pools, referral networks and talent pipelines by region (e.g., networking contacts, cold calling, system queries/searches, religious institutions, organizations, social media, college/university alumni.)
- Develop, design and implement recruiting plan for assigned positions (e.g., advertisements, networking tools.)
Candidate Screening, Interview and Assessment
- Maintain knowledge of and sensitivity to the constantly changing environment of the marketplace relative to the sourcing and recruitment of qualified leaders.
- Conduct effective screening, in-depth interviewing (including Topgrading and Targeted Selection methodologies), and assessments against necessary job experiences, skills, leadership requirements, and contextual and organizational fit to find the best candidates for each position, including leaders who are spiritually strong and aligned with the organisation’s ethos as stated in the Mission Statement and Core Values.
- Present and lead long and short list meetings of candidates to include background, fit to the position description, compensation information, possible recruitment issues, and overall recommendation.
- Serve as an advisor and partner to Regions, Boards, and other hiring managers, guiding them on appropriate assessment steps, interview panel member selection, and design of interview questionnaires and candidate presentations.
- Coordinate international interviews (both virtual and in-person) for short-listed candidates with the Regions, selected panels, and other hiring managers, as well as final ND interviews with the President’s Office.
- Participate and facilitate virtual and in-person panel interviews and lead debriefing selection process, when possible.
- Conduct in-depth reference checks and validate against additional sources, as well as coordinate background screening (e.g., police, child protection, etc.) for finalist candidates.
- Provide feedback to candidates on interview results and selection decisions in a constructive way. Particularly with internal candidates, facilitate feedback and learning discussions and connect staff with appropriate professional development advisors/contacts and tools.
- Advise Regional Leaders, Boards, and other hiring managers on fair offers/compensation and negotiate offer with selected candidate within limits specified by hiring manager and in line with WVI Total Rewards policies.
- Manage the administrative details of the offer process (i.e., contract/offer letter, initiate PAF, paperwork, coordinate on-boarding, international relocation, etc., in conjunction with Talent Acquisition Administrator and other P&C contacts).
- Present and negotiate employment contract with external and internal applicants
- Utilize Workday recruitment efficiently to ensure consistent, timely and accurate data entry.
- Maintain current knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and trends in recruitment, WVI organizational policies, benefits and compensation, relocation and repatriation.
- Consult Talent Acquisition leadership and WVI Legal as necessary.
- Conduct recruitment responsibilities in a professional, service-oriented, responsive, innovative, ethical and cost-effective manner in accordance with WVI goals and Christian principles.
- Supervise interns, temporary staff, Talent Acquisition Coordinator or entry-level international staffing specialists if needed.
KNOWLEDGE/QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE ROLE
Required Professional Experience
- Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent of 7+ years of on-the-job training; in-house recruitment and/or executive/contingency search, including talent acquisition sourcing.
- Full command of English (written and spoken). Knowledge of French/Spanish would be an added advantage.
- Successful track record of negotiating, influencing and providing high-level customer service at the most senior levels of an organization with proven highly relational, strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) is required.
- Experience in recruitment of leaders (Senior INGO leaders, National/Country Directors, MFI CEOs, and Chiefs of Party), professional and/or technical positions.
- Experience in recruitment of Micro Finance Institution leadership.
- Proven ability to manage full-cycle recruiting experience (i.e. forecasting of workforce needs, applicant sourcing, resume screening, applicant assessment and interview, negotiating contracts.)
- Must be a team player, collaborator, and able to effectively network amongst all levels within and outside of the Partnership. Willing to cover for teammates on vacation, leave, etc. and contribute to strategic team and organizational initiatives.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Possess cross-cultural sensitivity, knowledge of and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
- Ability to operate within a geographically dispersed organization. Ability to adjust work schedule in order to accommodate various time zones.
- Demonstrated computer literacy to include experience in tracking recruitment outcomes/metrics with recruitment tracking systems and Microsoft Office Suite.
- Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 8 weeks per year, if required.
Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications
- Experience with Topgrading interview methodology, behavioural interviewing, and/or Targeted Selection certification preferred.
- Experience working with Workday preferred.
- Understanding of global labour laws and experience in recruiting international staff highly desirable.
Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement: 20%
Project Officer – WASH & Construction
- Project, Planning and Implementation 45%
- Capacity Building of CBOs and Water Users Committees to be able to effectively manage WASH facilities in scenario where there is no regulated water service provider to take over.
- Capacity building of WASH staff (WASH officers, Sanitation and hygiene officers) and communities in programming and implementation of WASH and construction projects.
- Support preparation and conducting training for water Users Associations to empower them to run their own water supply systems in line with the approved rural water management models for improved governance and sustainability.
- Support preparation and conducting hygiene and sanitation promotion training sessions.
- Facilitate timely and quality implementation of Water, sanitation and Hygiene projects, other construction infrastructures and multiple use of water initiatives.
- Give guidance in environmental protection and conservation (water shed management and reforestation).
- Take lead in development and implementation of water safety plans and disaster risk management plans for the water supply projects.
- Ensure that WASH business processes, standards and guidelines related to WASH and Construction initiatives are effectively applied in project implementation.
- Carry out feasibility studies, water resource mapping, EIA support, Technical Design of WASH and Construction projects as need arises
- Support development of technically sound funding proposals through provision of information & data and review in collaboration with ADP Managers, other sector specialists. Preparation of the tender documents (Technical Specifications, Drawings, Bills of quantities and Terms of Reference).
- Facilitates Topographical Surveys and GIS activities
- Facilitate communities to identify viable WASH, Health and construction projects and negotiate for way leaves and easement and ensure their participation in the implementation of the same.
Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation – 35%
Quality Assurance-Monitoring, reporting and Documentation
- Supervise and Monitor Water and Construction interventions in strict adherence to WV Kenya, Kenya government regulations, WHO and the SPHERE standards.
- Supervise and Monitor Sanitation and Hygiene interventions in strict adherence to WV Kenya, Kenya government regulations, WHO and the SPHERE standards.
- Development of Project Designs and Annual Operation Plans. (4D matrices, DIPs, Annual Budgets).
- Develop quality monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual and end of projects reports in accordance with donors and WV Kenya requirements.
- Document and disseminate success stories and best practices on Water, sanitation and Hygiene projects in the ADP.
- Ensure budgetary utilization is within acceptable limits/range.
- Facilitate regular WASH & Construction review meetings for the WASH team as well as participate in the ADP review meetings
- Ensures participatory monthly data collection are conducted (involving communities and partners) using the standardized tools
- Contextualization and utilization of reporting guidelines
Advocacy, Engagement, Networking and Partnerships 15%
Advocacy, Engagement with strategic partners, Linkages and networks & partnership development
- Representation of WV Kenya in key WASH and Construction stakeholder forums/meetings at the Ward, Sub-County levels.
- Facilitate community education on Laws, Policies and Standards on WASH & Construction Service delivery
- Provide support to community led processes of monitoring public service delivery.
- Ensure communities are mobilized and participate in their WASH and projects
- Partner and collaborate with county government and other development partners to ensure implementation of service models and leverage on construction of WASH projects.
- Provide support to community led processes of monitoring public service delivery and support establishment and functional CVA groups
Any other support 5%
- Support any other duty on need basis
KNOWLEDGE/QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE ROLE
- Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering/Water Engineering.
- Registration with EBK/KETREB as graduate Engineer as minimum
- Minimum 4 years’ experience in Engineering project design, proposal writing, needs assessments, surveys, and information management
- Proven experience in working/programming in either relief or development including managing a large-scale Community based water project with evidence of successful implementation of similar projects
- Ability to conduct community WASH needs assessment, program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WASH activities
- Good understanding of water supply – improved operational efficiency, smart metering, O&M and water supply sustainable models for rural water management.
- Expertise in Disaster Risk Management and water safety plans for WASH projects. This includes Water Quality Testing, Monitoring and reporting.
- Good understanding and experience in Sanitation and Hygiene Programming and models.
- Experience in water resource management – environmental protection and conservation as an added advantage
- Expertise in collaboration and partnership agreement with development partners, county governments and community in WASH related interventions.
- Good experience in construction project design and management – FIDIC understanding as an added advantage.
- Excellent English communication skills (both oral and written).
- Knowledge and application of auto/arch CAD and GIS
- Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office and Microsoft Outlook
- A team player, capable of building staff and community capacity in Water, Sanitation and hygiene projects through training.
- Ability to take initiative, a team leader able to work with minimum supervision
- Cross-cultural sensitivity and emotional maturity
- Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts
Project Officer – Livelihoods – THRIVE Project
Project Planning and Implementation
- Ensure that business processes, standards and guidelines related to THRIVE Project initiatives are effectively applied on a timely manner in project implementation including integration of cross cutting themes,
- Participate in the preparation of overall and activity work plans and budgets (annual, quarterly, monthly & weekly) for the project specific activities,
- Collaborate with relevant ministries and other relevant partners at the County and community levels to ensure integration and high-level implementation of the planned activities
- Be able to systemically review DIP/budget and other key implementation tools as well as initiate innovative approaches that will open new opportunities for project success
- Conduct continuous activity and budget analysis to ensure adherence to the approved work, budget and procurement plans.
- Make technical input into the planning and design of project specific operational researches, including baseline and end line evaluation and other relevant project assessments
- Ensure compliance with implementation thresh holds for budget and activities
- Take lead and provide technical support and timely implementation of the THRIVE Project activities
- Collaborate with the local administration to conduct community mobilization and awareness sessions on project initiatives including community group savings
- Work with the departments of social development and cooperative and local leaders to determine the groups to participate in the project
- Ensure focused quality, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project’s interventions on livelihood development, economic empowerment & development, increased agricultural production and Climate-Resilient Local Value Chain Development activities.
- Take lead in strengthening famer/producer groups on inclusive and resilient on-farm and off-farm local value chains with a key focus on Climate Smart Agriculture initiatives and Agro-forestry for value chain development
- Facilitate gender sensitive value chain analysis and support selected value chain development
- Support establishment/strengthening common interest groups, and coordinate economic empowerment activities within the groups.
- Support creation/strengthening of Savings for Transformation groups (S4T) for enhanced financial inclusion
- Collaborate with the county department of cooperative development to map out microfinance institutions (including FAST) and facilitate linkages with the saving groups
- Partner with formal/informal service providers to build the groups’ capacity on Climate Smart Agriculture, Agro-forestry, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, business planning and group governance & leadership
- Support viable and sustainable IGAs identified by men, women and the youth in the target area
- Support entrepreneurs trained and mentored on financial literacy
- Facilitate adoption of best practice/approaches/models in the course of the implementation of the project.
- Identify other opportunities in an ongoing manner that will add value to the overarching goal of the project.
- Facilitate community mindset processes (including Empowered Worldview) as a foundation to project sustainability
- Ensure child safeguarding and integration of Child Sponsorship Management and in Economic Empowerment interventions where relevant.
Quality Assurance – M &E, Reporting and Documentation
- Register, track and regularly update beneficiaries’ database
- Ensure monthly S4T groups monitoring and progress update on the MIS platform and digitized on a World Vision approved digital APP
- Development of Project Designs and Annual Operation Plans. (4D matrices, DIPs, Annual Budgets) and ensure budgetary utilization is within acceptable limits/range.
- Contextualize and use reporting guidelines to track and develop quality, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual and end of projects reports, key lessons and success stories in accordance with the guidelines and standardized tools.
- Develop monitoring plan with communities and partners agreeing on the required standards for monitoring, with support from the DMEAL specialist.
- Conduct regular group monitoring, data collection and analysis in coordination with the relevant stakeholders
- Facilitate regular review and peer to peer learning meetings with government, target communities and relevant stakeholders
- Facilitate documentation of lessons and project impact to facilitate adoption in the course of the project implementation
- Support project assessment and learning processes including baseline surveys, midterm reviews and end of project evaluation.
- Supervise and monitor project interventions in strict adherence to WV Kenya, Kenya government regulations and other agreed standards.
- Ensure project data is captured, validated and updated on horizon and or any other approved World Vison Kenya (WVK) DM&E system.
- Ensure quality Monthly, Quarterly, Semi- Annual and Annual reports prepared and submitted on timely basis
- Identify and document best practices and successes of approaches & models as a result of the project interventions
- Mobilize and sensitize community for empowerment and sustainability
- Build the capacity of Producer Groups identified under the Value Chain Analysis
- Build capacity of community resource persons to spearhead implementation of the core models (EWV, S4T, BSL) activities
- Ensure capacity building of women & youth groups on the core models, entrepreneurial skills, market and financial services access, production and business planning.
- Work together with other stakeholders to ensure that key trainings meet the standard required to facilitate, provide knowledge and required skills set on economic empowerment initiatives and practices
- Ensure relevant project community champions (S4T, EWV, LVCD Facilitators) are well trained in the respective capacity areas
Advocacy, Engagement, Partnership and Networking
- Ensure representation of WV Kenya in key stakeholder forum/meetings at the County level.
- Actively participate in County level technical working groups and relevant to policy forums.
- Foster County government collaborative relationships for LVCD work leveraging
- Ensure communities are mobilized and participate in the project interventions
- Facilitate strategic partnership with Vision Fund Kenya (VFK) to ensure groups receive financial literacy training/embedded education training and business loans
- Forge strategic collaborations with financial service providers including VFK (FAST loans), other MFIs, banks, government funds to ensure Savings groups members access financial services including business capital, insurance, asset financing and other selected products
- Partner with formal financial service providers to facilitate financial literacy, business planning and group governance & leadership trainings for S4T groups
- Together with partners, conduct regular reflection and learning sessions
- Work with community groups to utilize advocacy approaches such as Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) to enable service users and local partners to engage directly with local government service providers to improve the quality of government services for children and to generate information and evidence for use in national level advocacy work.
- Perform any other duty as may be assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time.
- Participate and contribute in committees and task forces which you may be appointed to
- Participate and lead devotions as appropriate
KNOWLEDGE/QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE ROLE
- Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Agriculture/Agri-business/Agricultural Economics/Agricultural Education & Extension/Dryland farming Systems/Entrepreneurship/Business studies or Any other related discipline from a recognized university/institution.
- Minimum two years of work experience in economic empowerment, Livelihood and economic development, entrepreneurship, value chain development and related sectors including gender mainstreaming in projects. Experience in implementing multi-sectoral projects will be an added advantage.
- Experience in Project Management including program design, implementation, monitoring & evaluation and reporting
- Knowledge of and experience working with the Government and community structures
- Experience in implementation of integrated development programs with a focus on economic empowerment
- Ability to conduct community economic empowerment needs assessment, program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of economic empowerment and entrepreneurial interventions
- Must have ability to develop good working relationships/partnership developed with all stakeholders (GoK, INGOs)
- Excellent communication, Networking and advocacy skills