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Child Learning & Households Resillience Technical Manager- Karen

Duties And Responsibilities

Technical Leadership and Management

  • Provide leadership in the management and implementation of the Child Learning and HH resilience Technical Program in the National office
  • In collaboration with the finance unit, ensure planning and budgeting, project funding, expenditures and process are aligned and operating smoothly.
  • Lead the designing and adaptation of Technical Program
  • Lead in the setting-up of the technical standards to be adhered to by all implementing staff and partners
  • Approve the technical detailed implementation plans
  • Prepare and produce technical program reports for dissemination to various stakeholders
  • Review and approve all the technical reports prepared from the field
  • Work closely with Strategy &P Program Effectiveness unit to develop practical tools in monitoring and evaluation of the Technical Program
  • Develop operating business plan for the technical area in collaboration with the other technical managers and departments
  • Ensure that advocacy is integrated in the Technical Program;

Monitoring, Accountability and Innovation

  • To ensure quality programming, innovative designs, monitoring, evaluation, reflection, learning and reporting of all projects in the Technical program
  • Promote research, documentation and scaling up of best practices
  • Ensure the development of the TP capacity to focus strategically on initiatives which generate high quality programing leading to measurable and sustainable development
  • Ensure proper management and stewardship of donor and organizational resources
  • Ensure that findings and recommendations from various accountability mechanisms such as Peer Review, Operational and Finance Audits, Program evaluations, Program Capability Review, are acted upon in a timely and effective manner
  • Develop departmental risk register, ensure its implementation to mitigate risks and ensure accountability

Donor Engagement and Fund raising

  • In collaboration with RAM, develop and market quality concepts, proposals, partner profiles and capacity statements to increasing funding portfolio for the technical program and related grants
  • In coordination with RAM Department develop annual growth plans for the technical program area in line with the NO strategy
  • Actively engage in funding negotiations with support offices and coordination with RAM Department and in alignment with Regional Grants Acquisition & Management Strategy & the Regional Working Group Decisions
  • Provide advice on donor management (government/private donors and support offices) ensuring proper resolutions
  • Provide support to RAM in responding to appropriate request for applications for bilateral and multilateral sources in coordination with relevant SOs and management of grant funded program
  • Actively participate in the “Go / No-go” decision making process and ensure that all risks are addressed consistently.

Collaboration and Advocacy

  • In coordination with Program Effective and Impact Director and Support Offices, develop and maintain pro-active relationships with bilateral and multilateral representatives in the country.
  • Maintain effective communications and pro-active relationships with Support Office partners, including visits by donors.
  • In coordination with the Program Effective and Impact Director, develop and maintain good relationships with national government ministries, other NGOs and the development sector in general.
  • In coordination with the Senior Management Team ensure implementation of Partnership initiatives, capacity building of national office staff and knowledge sharing within the NO.
  • In coordination with the PE&I Director, and program staff, participate in national level coalitions on specific advocacy issues.
  • In the spirit of twin citizenship, contribute to knowledge sharing and collaborative learning through internal avenues such annual reflection forum

Team Management

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

Qualifications, Skills And Knowledge

  • The position holder should have a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/food security, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Environment and climate change, Natural resources management or any related field and a Master’s degree in project management, community development, Agriculture, Livelihoods, Environment Agribusiness or related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience with a thorough understanding of all areas of project management cycles in a complex, international development organization especially in development and Relief Projects. 5 years should have been at a managerial level.
  • Demonstrated track record in proposal development, funding acquisitions and grant management for major government donors preferred.
  • The position holder must be results oriented and team a player.
  • Deep knowledge of WVI working systems, policies and standards will be an advantage
  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English;
  • Excellent project management skills and a good understanding of the project life cycle – PMD Pro;
  • Training or certification in Portfolio and/or Program Management with accredited institutions.
  • Ability to engage at a strategic level with senior government, UN and INGO officials.
  • Ability to lead a multi-cultural team with an empowering and outcome-oriented approach.
  • Strong budgetary and financial management skills.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • The person must be results oriented, able to handle public relations, able to satisfy donors
  • and a team player.
  • Good interpersonal, organizational and management skills.
  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.
  • Ability to work on a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff.

Director – Program Effectiveness and Impact

Key Responsibilities:

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Designation:Director-Program Effectiveness

Work Location: Nairobi

Grade Level:GL 18

Reporting Line: National Director

Job Purpose

The purpose of this position is to provide Tangible Strategic Leadership & Performance Management to the World Vision Kenya Technical Programs, Faith & Development, Policy, Advocacy & Government Relations, DMEAL teams while fostering partnerships with Donors, Support Offices, Global Center and Government of Kenya in line with National Office Strategic priorities.  This is a senior leadership position in World Vision Kenya and manages/supervises senior technical staff in key sectors of the organization.

To provide Strategic Leadership & Operational Program Quality Management services to enhance program implementation, impact and learning across all WV Kenya programs and projects – (Sponsorship, Grants, Emergency response) intervention. The position will provide performance Management to the Technical Program managers, Design, Monitoring, Evidence & Learning team, Faith and development, Policy Advocacy and Governance Relations. The position will foster partnerships with Donors, Support Offices, Global Centre, East Africa Regional office and Government of Kenya in line with National Office Strategic priorities.

The position will ensure high quality program quality (including MEAL community engagement and empowerment processes, sector-focused) technical guidance and assistance to program/projects, capacity development; oversee, applied research processes; ensure appropriate donor and organizational compliance; and facilitate organizational learning from program results.

The incumbent will drive National Office Strategy formulation/refresh and cascading to programs interventions, departmental unit’s operational plans, strategy implementation, tracking and reporting.  This will include developing systems and approaches to enhance National office senior leadership use of program data for adaptive management. 

The position is critical to advancing a national office evidence agenda to facilitate influence, impact, and income goals. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Leadership and Strategic Management 

  •  Provide leadership to the technical programs, Faith & Development, Policy & Advocacy, Strategy & Program Effectiveness sectors 
  • In collaboration with P&C, ensure right staff are recruited, retained, and provided with intentional opportunities, mentoring and coaching for development.  
  • Ensure that all program interventions are supported and implemented as per LEAP, and other partnership and donor standards. 
  • Ensure that local level programming contributes to national level advocacy strategies. 
  • Support proper integration of Advocacy and Faith & Development in programming across all funding types. 
  • Work closely with the Operations Director and other Technical team members to ensure full and timely execution of the NO AOPs and Budgets. 
  • Ensure a learning culture, evidence-based programming and documentation of best practices and industry standards.  
  • Ensure organization representation at strategic government functions and donor meetings. 
  • Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity through lifestyle and work relationships support spiritual development of his/her team ​​

Strategy Development implementation and learning 

  • Provide leadership to the development, monitoring and reporting of strategy, directions and a business plan for the national priorities of WV operations (short, medium and long). 
  • Provide leadership in the cascading of strategy to technical programs, departmental plans and selected strategic initiatives to foster innovation and delivery of the National office strategy  
  • Oversee fidelity of implementation of core program models  
  • Oversee implementation and application of Transformational development principles across all programs and projects 
  • Oversee the adaptation of the localization agenda through local level partnering 
  • Oversee operational applied program/project research to foster learning and improve program/project implementation 
  • In collaboration with the finance unit, ensure planning and budgeting, project funding, expenditures and process are aligned and operating smoothly.  
  • Ensure the development of WV Kenya’s capacity to focus strategically on initiatives which generate higher quality programming leading to measurable and sustainable development. 

Accountability and Quality Assurance 

  • Provide leadership and direction needed to promote a culture of quality programming, innovative DME, learning and reporting throughout World Vision Kenya in line with LEAP, global and industry standards 
  • Support timely and effective implementation of various accountability mechanisms such as Peer Review, Operational and Finance Audits, Programme evaluations, Programme Capability Review,  
  • Ensure internal control systems are implemented to mitigate risks and ensure accountability that will result in good audit ratings 
  • Provide leadership in management and stewardship of donor and organizational resources. 
  • Ensure programs comply with partnership standards, policies and protocols, including all relevant sections of the Field Finance Manual. 

Resource Acquisition and Management  

  • Provide support in funding negotiations with support offices and donors in coordination with RAM and in alignment with Regional Grants Acquisition & Management Strategy  
  • In collaboration with grants teams and technical program leads, develop and execute a strategy to diversify the WVK funding portfolio.  
  • In coordination with RAM Department develop growth plans for the relevant technical program area in line with the country strategy. 
  • Ensure management of donor concerns (government/private donors and support offices) and proper resolutions for both parties have been reached 
  • Actively support the roll out of WVK’s National Resource Development & Acquisition plan. 

Networking and Coordination 

  • Maintain effective communications and pro-active relationships with Support Office partners, including visits by donors. 
  • In coordination with Operations Director and Support Offices, develop and maintain pro-active relationships with bilateral and multilateral representatives in country. 
  • In coordination with the Operations Director develop and maintain good relationships with national government ministries, other NGOs and the development sector in general. 
  • In coordination with the Senior Management Team work closely with regional office directors in relation to implementation of Partnership initiatives, capacity building of national office staff and knowledge sharing within the region. 
  • In coordination with the Operations Director, and Technical Leads, participate in national level coalitions on specific advocacy issues. 
  • In the spirit of twin citizenship, contribute to knowledge sharing and collaborative learning through internal avenues such as the Communities of Practice. 
  • Experience in Strategy development, cascading and reporting 
  • Over 15 years’ experience with a thorough understanding of all areas of project management cycles in a complex, international development organization especially in development and Relief Projects.  7 years should have been at a managerial level. 
  • Minimum five years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation, program quality or equivalent at a senior manager level 
  • General understanding of at least four of the following programmatic sectors: Health & Nutrition; Livelihoods & Resilience; Education & Child Protection; WASH; Disaster Risk Reduction; Food Assistance and Emergency Response. 
  • Experience in research methodology, data analysis processes and packages  
  • Demonstrated track record in proposal development, funding acquisitions and grant management for major government donors preferred. 
  • The position holder must be results oriented and team a player. 
  • Deep knowledge of WVI working systems, policies and standards will be an advantage 

KNOWLEDGE/QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE ROLE

  • The position holder should have a Master’s degree in International Development, Program Management, Business Administration, Public Health, Economics, rural Development or related field; 
  • Over 15 years’ experience with a thorough understanding of all areas of project management cycles in a complex, international development organization especially in development and Relief Projects.  7 years should have been at a managerial level. 
  • Minimum five years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation, program quality or equivalent at a senior manager level 
  • Experience in Strategy development, cascading and reporting 
  • General understanding of at least four of the following programmatic sectors: Health & Nutrition; Livelihoods & Resilience; Education & Child Protection; WASH; Disaster Risk Reduction; Food Assistance and Emergency Response. 
  • Experience in research methodology, data analysis processes and packages  
  • Demonstrated track record in proposal development, funding acquisitions and grant management for major government donors preferred. 
  • The position holder must be results oriented and team a player. 
  • Deep knowledge of WVI working systems, policies and standards will be an advantage
  • Training or certification in Portfolio and/or Programme Management with accredited institutions. 
  • Ability to engage at a strategic level with senior government, UN and INGO officials. 
  • Ability to lead a multi-cultural team with an empowering and outcome-oriented approach. 
  • Strong budgetary and financial management skills. 
  • Proficiency in Knowledge management and fostering of organizational learning culture 
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English. 
  • The person must be results oriented, able to handle public relations, able to satisfy donors 
  • and a team player. 
  • Good interpersonal, organizational and management skills. 
  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources. 
  • Ability to work on a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff. 
  • Ability to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment. 

Senior Instructional Designer, Global Finance

Key Responsibilities:

Please submit your CV in English.

Employee Contract Type:

This position is open Globally, for applicants from any country where World Vision International is registered to operate.

Local, open-ended contract (Full time)

HAY Grade: 16

JOB PURPOSE

The Sr Instructional Designer for Global Finance will create and articulate Learning & Development (L&D) content cascade through various Programme designs, paying attention to the audience and pitch.  Research, design from scratch and deliver e-Learning and/or workshop-based content for global finance, Shared Service Center (SSC) and procurement staff, including Global Center (GC), Regional Office (RO), National Office (NO), Support Offices (SO’s) and may also include VisionFund International [VFI]). 

Will research and evaluate best practices for content creation.  Partner with Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) to define learning objectives, content needs assessments, analysis and design, create storyboards and develop course materials and participant/facilitator guides using appropriate software.  Create evaluation tools that will be utilized to measure the quality of materials and needed improvements or enhancements to the curriculum.  Work on special projects that address learning needs for global systems implementation (e.g., ProVision, Horizon)

MAJOR RESPONSABILITES

35% – Independently research leadership management best practices and create appropriate content from scratch for global finance, supply chain and shared services staff. Design, create, pilot and revise content, activities and materials for an online and/or blended learning format with a focus on instructional design and delivery methods that are best suited for the learning environment and learner experience. 

  • Create a learning “cascade” that takes learners from orientation to first-time manager to mid-level manager to a leadership role.  Identify relevant content for each stage in a learning journey and ensure content has the right pitch.
  • Utilize Global Core Competency Framework as well as either Finance Competency or SCM Competency Profile to identify soft and/or technical skills we need to develop.

25% – Analyze competency and skill gaps in existing curriculum and sequence/scaffolding competencies and related skills to specifically support talent development. 

  • Work with SME’s to assist with the development and sequencing of content that supports what learners need to learn.  Work with SME’s to define eLearning objectives for intended courses, including curriculum needs assessment and design for courses and/or learning programmes. 
  • Work with sector champions to ensure the content matches objectives. 

20% –   Learning objectives defined and agreed for each course offering to enhance the learner experience. 

5% – Revise and rewrite the content as needed to ensure materials reflect current trends and the desired learning outcomes are achievable. 

5% – Provide advice and guidance on best practices for attaining learning objectives on subjects/topics and advise on appropriate systems (captivate, articulate, Camtasia, etc.) and/or host sites (e-Campus, Learning Zone, WVCentral, WVUniversity, etc.)

2% – Assist in preparing faculty to deliver the curriculum through the preparation of facilitator resources and coaching trainers to most effectively deliver content.

2% – Establish management and administration processes and protocols, including student registration, course uploading, learning Programme evaluation and management reporting.

6% – Other duties as required

KNOWLEDGE/QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE ROLE

Required minimum professional experience, education, training, license, registration, and certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree and five (5) to seven (7) years of work experience.
  • A minimum of four (4) years of Instructional Design (ID) experience with demonstrated knowledge of Instructional Design processes as well as technology and web skills. 
  • Need experience in Leadership Development, both theory and practical application
  • Ability to carry out analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation (ADDIE) processes that are fundamental to ID. 
  • Experience working with Adobe Captivate, Rise, Articulate, Raptivity, Camtasia or other course authoring software required.
  • Experience with Moodle (for courses uploaded into eCampus)
  • High-level capability to manage learning development projects to meet customer needs on time, on-budget within a complex, cross-culture and multi-stakeholder environment.

Preferred skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Leadership development background is highly preferred.
  • Master’s degree is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work cross-culturally and demonstrate understanding and sensitivity to cross-cultural issues.
  • Ability to supervise and coach junior instructional designer staff or interns.

Language Requirements:

  • High fluent level of professional and technical English, spoken and written. Proficiency in Spanish, French or other languages is an added advantage.

Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement:

  • The position requires the ability and willingness to travel nationally and/or internationally up to 15% of the time.

Chief of Party – USAID/Kenya Feed the Future project – Scaling Inclusive Food Systems

Key Responsibilities:

World Vision Kenya seeks a Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID/Kenya Feed the Future project. The goal of Feed the Future in Kenya is to sustainably reduce hunger, malnutrition and poverty in the Zone of Influence. This activity is a 5-year program worth $25 – 49.99 million. The purpose is to increase agriculture-led growth, resilience of people and systems and the population’s nutritional status, especially among women and children. The project is expected to foster private sector-led agricultural production sustainably; increase productivity, farmers’ income, and the resilience of Kenyan’s agriculture and food systems. This will take a market systems approach to promote the development of inclusive business models; improve farmer access to inputs, investment, technical expertise; and foster sustainable private sector partnerships.

The Chief of Party’s (CoP) primary responsibilities include providing overall leadership, management, and general technical direction of the entire project and consortium partners, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and a focus on achieving the results defined in the award. The CoP will be the principal point of contact in Kenya and is ultimately responsible for all contract management and implementation. S/he will be the primary liaison with USAID/Kenya on technical matters and expected to steer operations in response to USAID/Kenya technical direction. The CoP expected to identify issues and risks related to project implementation and suggest appropriate timely adjustments. The CoP must be able to communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Note: This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

Duties and Responsibilities

Program Coordination and Management

  • Provide overall strategic vision and leadership for project implementation including drafting project work plans and leading the successful implementation of annual work plans and budgets
  • Provide technical oversight and guidance to consortium partners on effective strategies to realize Inclusive sustainable agriculture-led economic growth; strengthened resilience among people and systems as well as well-nourished women and children
  • Put in place coordination mechanisms for effective project delivery among the consortium partners
  • Foster integrated vision, coordination and synergy building with other WVK, government and other partners initiatives in target areas
  • Effectively manage senior programming and operations talent for optimal performance.
  • Manage team dynamics and staff well-being; provide coaching and mentoring. Strategically tailor individual development plans and complete performance assessments for direct reports. Oversee the development of staffing plans and the recruitment process of senior staff.
  • Identify performance gaps and training opportunities for project and partner staff and ensure the design and delivery of high-quality training and technical assistance.
  • Approve program expenditures, budget adjustments, and cost modification requests to donors.
  • Establish a safe environment for sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyse and respond quickly to deficiencies.
  • Coordinate relationships with consortium partner organizations, including organization of review/planning workshops. Contribute to coordination of the roles and activities of staff from other consortium member organizations in implementation in line with WVK partnership principles.
  • Manage subcontractors to ensure that their performance meets or exceeds technical and financial contractual requirements
  • Ensure all staff understand and adhere to WVK staff safety and security policies and plans, and ensure the updating of such plans.
  • Ensure program implementation in compliance with USAID standards, WVK Policies & Procedures and aligned to acceptable financial & operational audit results.
  • Ensure inclusion of cross cutting themes including gender, youth, conflict sensitivity, disability and social inclusion
  • Serve as the primary point of contact to USAID as well as public, private and non-government stakeholders.

Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Ensure the project is designed and implemented to meet donor expectations in terms of timely and quality results and budget, including strategies for phase out and sustainability.
  • Ensure accurate and quality Annual Operation Plan (AOP) and Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) for the program in place and utilized
  • Ensure accurate and quality Program Design Documents (PDD) are on file
  • Put in place effective monitoring and reporting systems to guide consortium partners
  • Ensure the program quality standards adhered to per MEAL policy and procedures.
  • Provide oversight related to project results, reporting, analysis, and the use of strategic information to drive performance across the project
  • Actively identify, manage and mitigate issues and risks related to project implementation at the national and regional levels and propose risk mitigation strategies and solutions for project adjustments
  • Ensure the relevant project measurements (baseline, mid-term, end-line and any other study) are accurately and promptly conducted and results utilized to inform program management
  • Ensure effective use of resources, on-time delivery of project activity reports and partner deliverables, and overall compliance with USAID regulations and WVK policies and procedures
  • Work with MEAL Manager ensure effective reflection and learning forums and documentation of project success for internal and external communication

Engagement, Networking and Fundraising

  • Oversee the development of communication strategies and materials, complying with donor and WVK branding and marketing requirements and procedures.
  • Coordinate relationships with consortium partner organizations, including organization of review/planning workshops and coordination forums.
  • Maintain effective and open communication throughout the project with USAID, WVK Directors, project teams, and other relevant stakeholders   
  • Represent the project at meetings and events with the USAID, Government of Kenya, the business community, non-profits, and other stakeholders
  • Build and Maintain effective communications and pro-active relationships with partners including the county government and the donor
  • Collaborate with line ministries and departments in providing technical support and assistance to the program
  • Support implementing staff to successfully engage with key internal and external stakeholders for improved trust, business development services, expanded investment in food security initiatives i.e. technology, infrastructure, skills and information
  • Ensure that all consortium partners are equipped with pre-requisite capacity to effectively deliver on their mandate. Participate in public forums and events as appropriate.
  • Pro-actively identify program expansion and scale up opportunities through public and private partner investments

Advocacy: Policy and Budget Influence

  • Coordinate advocacy and policy influence initiatives of the program at county and national level
  • Ensure competitive/strengthened public and private of institutions and systems
  • Foster co-creation and partnership between community, private sector and county governments
  • Influence on policy review initiated for effective governance policy and institutions as necessary
  • Increase the visibility of WVK and USAID by maintaining active engagement and advocacy on project related matters
  • Ensure that staff capacity around policy and advocacy well built.

Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge

  • Master’s degree in business management, agriculture, economics, project management or other closely related field relevant to the position
  • Minimum ten (10) years of relevant, Chief of Party experience managing and implementing partnerships with the private sector to foster economic development.
  • At least 10 years of experience working with the private sector, agribusiness development, and market systems preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience as chief of party for USAID or other donor market systems, agriculture, or related development programs of similar or greater scope and complexity;
  • Prior experience with several of the following areas of expertise: inclusive market systems development, private sector engagement, value chain development, climate smart and/or resilient agriculture, nutrition/food security, policy and advocacy
  • Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships
  • Strong systems thinking and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture with ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
  • Strong relations management abilities with ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally and strategic on how to approach each relationship.
  • Team leadership abilities with diverse/multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Strong communications and presentation skills; able to develop tailored and persuasive messaging for varied audiences.
    Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.
  • Good understanding of gender and diversity issues and commitment to addressing inequalities in all the key areas of responsibility
  • Knowledge of USAID policies, procedures and reporting requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with consortium partners ,private sector, government officials, donors, and other stakeholders.
  • Experience working in the Kenya context will be an added advantage

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