World Vision

Program Manager (Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs Team)

World Vision

Job Description

World Vision USA is a part of the larger World Vision International partnership, a development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith. Globally, we have over 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries. ~900 of us call World Vision USA home.

The Job: World Vision is looking for a Program Manager to support in the planning, Coordination and management of World Vision’s response to rapid-onset emergencies and complex humanitarian emergencies. The Program Manager portfolio includes management of USAID/BHA projects, with a focus on Emergency food and cash programming. Oversee project implementation and providing monitoring and evaluation of the portfolio to ensure financial and legal compliance and help pre-position World Vision for opportunities. Ensure compliance to donor standards, develop tools, and provide Capacity Building for funded projects. Promote and showcase existing projects and innovative ideas through external and internal engagements. Personify the ministry of World Vision by witnessing to Christ and ministering to others through life, deed, word and sign. Keep Christ central in our individual and corporate lives. Attend and participate in the leadership of devotions, weekly Chapel services, and regular prayer.

Your Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Provide support and oversight to project start-up with National Office, partner, and other key stakeholders. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Facilitate start-up workshops, any required training (i.e., donor requirement, reporting), sharing of key Design" id="link" class="link">Program Design documents, clarity on roles and responsibilities, action planning, and communicate outcomes of start-up to donor and critical stakeholders.
  • Ensure that monitoring and evaluation system is set up (including reporting templates), processes for developing detailed implementation plan is communicated and ensure that the reporting and evaluation process for the performance management of programs is developed.
  • Ensure that portfolio is managed effectively through appropriate, timely and detailed communication with appropriate internal teams, donors, and other relevant stakeholders regarding major issues and successes related to the project. Coordinate with appropriate staff and leadership to encourage and facilitate the documentation of promising practices and lessons learned. On-going project implementation support includes, but is not limited to:
  • Ensure on time submission of high-quality reports.
  • Monitor implementation and resource/fund utilization rates in conjunction with Finance.
  • Assist the field in accessing appropriate technical assistance for successful implementation of activities.
  • Monitor compliance and ensure WV responds professionally to all compliance and audit issues, follow-up on audits findings and evaluation recommendations.
  • Lead program quality assurance and improvement, including development of tools, organizational and multi-sector linkages/leveraging, regular measurement of performance, and collaborative reviews to assess program and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) quality.
  • Lead close-out process (includes final reports, evaluations and lessons learned). Ensure that evaluation outcomes and lessons learned are shared with and disseminated to all appropriate stakeholders.
  • Conduct appropriate and useful field visits to assist the national offices, ensuring communication and coordination with appropriate staff members.
  • Work collaboratively with team members when assigned to work as a member of a team.
  • Maintain awareness of corporate goals, objectives, organizational announcements, and activities. Reference and follow organizational policies and procedures, seeking clarity as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
You Bring These Skills:

  • Language: This position will be working with the Latin America and Caribbean offices for World Vision. As such, ability to work in both Spanish and English (reading, writing, speaking) is required.
  • Sector Knowledge: Experience with food and cash/voucher programming in an emergency setting.
  • Donor Experience: Previous experience with USAID emergency projects, preferably with food and cash programming (Food for Peace Emergency Food Security Programming, BHA).
  • Program Management: You’ve spent years overseeing the end to end management of relief programs that transform communities in need. Understanding how to acquire and integrate resources to support program implementation. Drive for quality results and success; demonstrates a sense of urgency in achieving goals; persists despite obstacles.
  • Experience in humanitarian standards and settings: You are highly familiar with humanitarian settings, their challenges, and the global standards and best practices for humanitarian response.
  • Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities in a high paced work environment.
  • Communicate and interact effectively with people from other cultures, religions, and geographies; respects and adapts to other cultures and seeks opportunities to enhance relationships.
Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience (eight years).
  • Master's degree in related field such as international relations, social sciences, etc. preferred.
  • In addition to education or education equivalent, requires a minimum of 5-7 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Work experience includes direct experience managing large grants from US Government agencies, institutional foundations, or individual mega donors.
  • Proven experience effectively managing large projects and successful resolution of implementation challenges.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate multi-stakeholder engagement.
  • Sector knowledge and/or field experience with emergency food security and cash programming.
  • Strong skills with Microsoft Office SuiteAdditional Skills We Are Interested In: Previous work and/or travel experience in the Latin American and Caribbean Region.
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