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With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.
Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable childrens life stories!
Employee Contract Type:
Local – Fixed Term Employee (Fixed Term)
The position will provide leadership in WASH programming across the region to contribute to child wellbeing. It will define the technical guidance, standards for technical approaches and programs to enhance ministry performance aligned to our Promise, WASH Core project model, Global WASH business plan, SDGs and to WASH global industry practice. The position will also to work with other regional functional directors, Global Center , Support Offices and National Offices and resource development teams to mobilize adequate resources to effectively scale up WASH programs in the region.
The role is responsible for External engagement and strategic partnerships for advocacy, policy influence and resource development in the WASH sector. The position will also provide leadership in technical oversight, planning, risk management, mainstreaming and scaling up of evidence-based practices throughout the East Africa region. In addition, it will provide thought leadership, evidence and learning on WASH within a multi sector collaborative approach to enhance child wellbeing. The role will collaborate with WVUS program managers and other WASH officers from support offices. The role will have a matrix reporting to the Senior Director of Global WASH operations.
Ensure WASH programming is in alignment with Our WASH Core Project Model, Global WASH Business Plan and global sector standards (SDGs etc).
Ensure National Office (NO) technical approaches focus on child well-being.
Coordinate implementation of the technical guidance, WASH business plan and conduct regular performance review of the targets set as part of the Global Business paln and WASH sector score card.
Coordinate the measurement of impact of interventions of WASH on Child Well-Being Outcomes(CWBO) and targets
Engage and support in regional priority implementation and measurement processes
Engage and support SOs in regional investment allocation decisions for WASH
Ensure that support to National Offices is included in the Organizational Capacity building Plans (OCP).
Technical Oversight and Support:
Provide technical oversight and support to major WASH initiatives in the region.
Provide leadership in mainstreaming, integration and scaling up evidenced based best practices in WASH
Provide technical support in the development, adaptation and scaling up of project models and approaches that contribute to specific child well-being outcomes
Work in collaboration with F&D to roll out the WASH and F&D guidelines.
Supporting NO programming, quality assurance of WASH projects/programmes management, review expenditure reports for NO WASH grant & sponsorship projects to advice accordingly.
Monitor WASH programs in the region by providing direction, input and feedback to ensure effective and efficient program delivery
Monitor and support Risk management and mitigation for WASH projects in collaboration with the Regional Risk management officer.
Coordinate well-planned integrated approaches to building skills and expertise in NOs
Explore potential funding sources for WASH programming to support Regional Offices, National Offices and work with appropriate staff on these opportunities.
Work with NOs and SOs to develop a sustainable pipeline of WASH grants,
Work with Regional Resource Development & National Offices to maintain strong WASH donor relationships at regional level, developing WASH engagement strategies for each donor or a group of donors
Provide technical support to Regional Resource Development Unit and in NOs during prepositioning meetings with bilateral, multilaterals, foundations and Public Private Partners
Monitor the WASH donor competitive landscape; provide support and guidance to NOs in development of WASH capacity statements aligned to Technical Approaches (TAs) and Technical Programmes (TPs) to be utilized during prepositioning meetings with donors.
Collaborate with the EAR Resource Development Unit (RDU), NOs and SO to support resource development for WASH programming
Provide technical assistance for WASH project design work in the region, working to ensure that National Offices have adequate public and private funding to scale up high quality programming.
Work with Support Office and NO WASH teams, and other regional ministry and functions to ensure that large-scale grants and other specially funded initiatives are implemented in alignment with WV models, and that they achieve best practice standards of programming as well as financial accountability
Provide support in the development of multi country WASH proposals
Coordinate engagement and frontline work for WASH sector in the region.
Establish and strengthen linkages and networks with leading institutions, governments and other organizations to establish formal or informal partnerships
Support significant NO-level donor and technical partner engagements
Represent WV in global, regional and national WASH events, conferences, fora, seminars and technical working groups
Effectively communicate program impacts, successes and challenges with stakeholders, donors and partners to increase the visibility of WASH within the region.
Evidence and learning:
Coordinate the documentation, publication and dissemination of promising practices
Promote adoption and scale up of promising practices, project models and innovations
Facilitate cross learning between NOs, learning from Support Offices (SO), other regions and peer organizations
Engage research institutions and universities in mission critical /operational research to solve key problems/issues identified in communities
Conduct operations research studies and pilots, documentation and ensure dissemination of lessons learned to members of the Communities of Practice (CoP), regional and international forum.
Organize annual forum as a learning and innovation event
Collaboration and cross functional work:
Participate in the global WASH community of practice and major WASH networks in the region.
Strengthen the WASH community of practice (CoP) in EAR through the establishment and running of the regional chapter
Mobilize technical expertise across the region through GTRN, ensuring effective knowledge management, learning and continuous improvement of programming in the region.
Collaborate with regional Disaster management/HEA to monitor situations and make recommendations for WASH in emergencies or related actions
Collaborate with key regional entities on defined collaboration matrix and joint projects
Participate in Regional disaster management team (RDMT) and support NO technical teams participation in National disaster management teams (NDMTs)
Collaborate with HEA for joint actions in early warning, emergency preparedness and response.
Carry out additional responsibilities as may be required.
Knowledge, skills and abilities
Masters degree required in international relief and development, behavior change, engineering or business, plus related professional work experience
Must have at least 10 years relevant experience in WASH programming in developing countries.
Expertise in developing strategy, fundraising and cross sectoral integration. Experience in working in a complex political and operational environment/fragile context is preferred.
Experience leading and managing a professional technical team. Demonstrated experience in leading research and evaluation for evidence and learning.
Significant bi-lateral, multi-lateral donor grant experience with program design, implementation, funding acquisition and reporting.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Theory of change and logical framework development
Technical writing Hygiene and behavior change programming
Experience in WASH in Emergencies
Interpersonal and organizational skills
Experience in Civil works will be an added advantage
Networking and collaborating skills
Presentation and communications skills
Demonstrate World Visions Core Capabilities
Experience in East Africa, program in fragile contexts
Professional experience in training/capacity building
Research and evaluation experience Multi-sectoral/integrated program design and implementation
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.
Applicant Types Accepted:
Local Applicants Only
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