WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND : World Vision is a Christian relief and development organisation working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty.
World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As a child-focused organization, WV’s work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met.
WVV has a total income of around US$ 18,000,000 (FY17) with funding from 14 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia.
Funding of WVV consists of sponsorship program funding (70%) and PNS / grants (30%). WVV employs about 440 staff, of which 99% are Vietnamese nationals.
In alignment with the three ministry strategic objectives World Vision Vietnam implements three Technical Programs (TPs) : Child Protection, Nutrition and Livelihoods.
TPs are national level programmes implemented by World Vision in multiple geographic locations within a country, which are designed to ensure that WVV will achieve the highest impact for the well-
being of children, in accordance with relevant Technical Approach and NO strategic objectives.Currently, World Vision Vietnam is implementing 39 Area Development Programmes (ADPs) which operate in 5 zones : North (Hung Yen, Hoa Binh, Hai Phong and Dien Bien), Yen Bai
WVV’s APs usually focus within one administrative district of a province which populated by ethnic minority people with high rates of poverty.
A uniqueness of WVV’s Development Program Approach (DPA) is that AP team members are based at district level where the AP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis.
Beside the APs, WVV is also implementing different Special and Grant Projects to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children in both AP and non-
AP areas.Under each AP, there will be 6-8 staff, including one AP manager, one Sponsorship Facilitator, one Finance Officer / Bookkeeper, one AP Coordinator and 2-
4 Development Facilitators (DFs) who are in charge of the management of all projects (assessment & planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and transition), and community engagement for the assigned communes / wards in their AP.
For each zone (6-8 APs), there are 4 Zonal technical staff, including three Technical Program Officers (Nutrition, Child Protection, Livelihoods) and one Program Effectiveness Officer.
DFs will be coached by the AP manager programmatically and the Zonal Officers technically. One of the strengths of this structure is to allow better integration of the program toward Child Well Being Outcomes.
PURPOSE OF POSITION : To provide overall leadership and management to the area program in accordance with WVV’s strategic directions (e.
g. National strategy, Technical Approaches, Technical Programs), policies (e.g. HR Manual,Finance and Child Protection policies, ect.
standards (e.g. technical project models, Program Effectiveness, child sponsorship, child protection and child safe organization, Program Accountability Framework, etc.
ROLE DIMENSIONLeadership and People Management (Time Spent : 30%)Provide overall leadership to the AP team, including spiritual leadershipWork with PnC department to recruit and provide orientation for new staffSupervise, coach, mentor, provide adequate feedback to AP staff to ensure their high performance toward the shared goalsIdentify and address development needs of AP staff to ensure that they are well equipped with core and job-
provide support office / donors with vital program information, documentation, stories and reports on a timely manner and get them involved in key events / milestones of the programCommunity Engagement and Sponsorship (Time Spent : 35%)Build effective working relationship with various development partners including PMB and technical departments at district and commune levelNetwork with external stakeholders (NGOs, CSO, local businesses, etc.
and create space for collaboration and partnership toward improved well-being of children, especially the most vulnerableRaise awareness of local partners and community on WV’s Christian identity and values, child focused and community based developmentPromote program accountability in accordance with PAFLead the AP planning process as well as the annual community review & planning processPromote shared monitoring and integrated reflection with local partners and community to review the progress and identify areas for improvementsSupport communities and partners to develop and implement the community development plan / initiatives (micro projects) including advocacy initiativesSupport communities and partners to develop and implement community-
based disaster preparedness plansIdentify and mobilize community resources for joint advocacy activities at district levelLead the documentation of best practices, lessons learnt, MSC stories and share with external and internal stakeholders for learning and advocacy purposeLead the process of MVC mapping and inclusion in the project activitiesLead child projection and inclusion as per Sponsorship standards and monitor participation and benefits of RC / MVC and their familiesLead the child monitoring as per sponsorship standardsBe accountable for the implementation of Sponsorship 2.
0Reinforce Sponsorship In Programming (SIP) EssentialsFacilitate the process of program approach towards sustainabilityProgram Management (Time Spent : 35%)Lead the adaptation of TPs following the standard guidelines / tools and complete all AP level documents (log-
frame, ITT, MnE plan, narrative AP Plan)Provide coaching and support to AP staff to implement TPs according to the approved AP plan and budgetMobilize technical, human, financial resources to support the programLead the monitoring and reporting of indicators to ensure data accuracyImplement the recommendations of CWB reports, evaluation reports, technical model review reportsCoordinate the participation of local partners and community in baseline survey and evaluation at AP levelDocument evidences and disseminate WVV’s project models to external partner for replication and advocacy purposePrepare monitoring reports for the AP (monthly, semi-
annual, annually)Support AP staff to mainstream CCT into program activitiesLead the implementation of Horizon 3.0Manage resources with integrity and stewardship, in compliance with WVV’s financial policies and procedures.
Coordinate procurement and strategic sourcing at AP levelPrepare concept notes and proposals for PNS callsKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES : EducationBachelor degree in education, public health, community development, social work and / or business administration.
Master degree in similar fieldsKnowledge & SkillsConceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-
including health / nutrition, child protection, livelihoods and cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender, child participation, environment, disability), and integration of advocacy and disaster management in development programming.
Demonstrated leadership skills, including leading, building, and supporting a team with diverse roles and capacities.Skills in facilitation of development processes, including organisation and mobilisation of communities and networking among different development partners.
Demonstrated capacity in program management, with conceptual understanding and required competency in DME functions.Strong interpersonal skills and well-
developed written and oral communications skills in Vietnamese and English, especially report writing skills.Solid computer skills in Word, Excel, Powerpoint and email.
Ability to think critically and reflect.ExperienceAt least 4 years work experience in community development.Experience in program implementation, community mobilization and participatory approach would be an advantage.
Knowledge and experience in capacity building for local stakeholders / partners.Experience in managing and supervising staff.
Experience of working with ethnic minorities.World Vision Vietnam is a Christian non-government organization. Applicants having working experience in a similar kind of organization will be an advantage.
Our contact details are : People and Culture DepartmentWorld Vision International - VietnamAddress : No. 444 Hoang Hoa Tham street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi.
Tel : 024. 39439920 (Ext : 142)We give equal opportunity to every candidate, regardless of religion, race and gender.A competitive salary, benefits and career development opportunity will be offered and commensurate with the experience, qualifications and responsibilities.