World Vision International recruits 01 Associate Director / Livelihoods & Resilience
Associate Director – Livelihoods & Resilience
Food Security & Livelihood
Fixed term, Full-time
International Role – No – Only National applicants will be considered.
Job Title: Associate Director – Livelihoods & Resilience
Grade Level: 17
Reporting to: Operations Director
Provides Supervision to: National Technical Specialist – Food Security/ Economic Development, National Technical Specialist Environment & Climate Change, Program Officers – L&R Grants (2)
Work Location: Nairobi
Purpose Of Position
To provide the strategic leadership and management that successfully supports World Vision Kenya’s efforts to promote enhanced household livelihoods and community resiliency through evidence based quality programming for enhanced Child Well Being Outcomes (CWBO).
List statements describing the final results of this position and method of accomplishments, and how results/performance are reviewed and measured. Begin with the most important accountabilities.
Program Management and Reporting, 25%
-Provide leadership in the implementation of the L&R Technical Approach and Technical Program in the National office;
-Responsible for setting-up the Technical standards to be adhered to by all implementing staff and partners;
-Approve the technical detailed implementation plans;
-Provide leadership and management in the implementation of the Technical Program in the National Office;
-Review and approve all the technical reports prepared from the field;
-Prepare and produce Technical Program reports for dissemination to various stakeholders;
-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 leads and departments;
-Ensure that advocacy is integrated in the L&R Technical Program;
-Work closely with the DME team to ensure that the child wellbeing report is done to meet the required standards.
End Results expected;
-L&R Technical approach and programs alignment to national and global priorities
-NO strategy and TP successfully implemented and produce expected results
-L&R Projects/grants implemented within global, donor, national and internally approved technical performance standards
-Effective contextualization and scale up of L&R project models.
-Practical quality assurance and quality improvement plans implemented within the technical program
-Quality monitoring and reporting to national and county government, donor, WV partnership and within WVK
-Contribution to advocacy agenda tracked by beneficiaries reached/supported
-Timely TP Baseline, Progress reports and evaluations produced and submitted
Program Development and Grants Acquisition 20%
-Develop and execute in collaboration with grants team, a strategy to increase funding portfolio for technical program;
-In coordination with PDGA Department develop annual growth plans for the relevant technical program area in line with the country strategy;
-Actively support the roll out of WVK’s Resource Mobilization and Grants Acquisition plan;
-Actively engage in funding negotiations with support offices and coordination with PDGA 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 PDGA including in responding to appropriate request for applications for bilateral and multilateral sources in coordination with relevant SOs and management of grant funded program;
-Participate in proposal development processes for Pre-proposal, Proposal development, Post-submission;
-Research new proposals in close coordination with PDGA in order to ensure high quality proposals that meet the requirements of the donors;
-Actively participate in the “Go / No-go” decision making process and ensure that all risks are addressed consistently;
-Research and draft resources in preparation for grant bidding activities, such as capability statements, project summaries, partner profiles, etc.;
-Provide support in funding negotiations with Support Offices in coordination with PDGA and in alignment with Regional Grants Acquisition & Management Strategy and the Regional Working Group Decisions.
-Sustained funding for the L&R program
High quality grants and PNS proposal with a win rate of over 60%
-Increasing number of repeat donors (donor retention achieved)
-Number of new donors (private, foundations, bilateral and multi-lateral)
-Quality documentation of capacity statements, best practices and impact stories
Accountability, learning and innovation, 20%
-To ensure quality programming, innovative designs, monitoring, evaluation, reflection, learning and reporting of all projects in the Technical program that leads to sustainable livelihood for children and their communities;
-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;
-In close collaboration with P&C, ensure right program staff are recruited, retained, and provided with intentional opportunities, mentoring and coaching for development.
-Ensure that the Program staffs based in remote locations receive care and support
End Results expected;
Innovative, evidence based and quality L&R programs implementation;
-Compliance and adherence to established accountability mechanisms including donor guidelines;
-New evidence based projects models and approaches are introduced
-Quality and documented/published researches in place;
-Documented and disseminated best practices using accepted methodologies including realistic and process evaluations;
Competent staff with right skill sets are deployed and retained
Networking , Coordination and Advocacy
-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 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
Expected End Results
-Enhanced coordination and relationships with potential and existing donors/partners;
-Active membership and participation in national technical working groups (TWGs) and inter agency coordinating committees (ICC)
-Active and consistent representation in stakeholder meetings
-Provide support office/donors partner’s vital program information, documentation, stories and reports on a timely basis.
-L&R fact sheets, bulletins and reports in place for engagement
-Policy briefs with technical sound content
-Social accountability mainstreamed in the L&R Technical program
-Presentations to national and global forum
Capacity Building, 10%
-Assess and plan for National Office L&R staff capacities/competencies.
-Engage appropriate SMEs for identified training gaps
-Facilitate capacity building of staff on L&R technical modules, through trainings, workshops, OJT, technical backstopping etc.
-Staff supervision and guidance to ensure overall quality and comprehensive management of L&R technical program
Expected End Results
-Capacity building plan in place based on the staff needs assessment
-Competent staff with skill set, materials and equipment to perform their roles in the L&R programs
-National, Clusters/Grants offices receive timely and satisfactory technical support
Any Other duty 5%
Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:
-The position holder should have a Master’s degree in any of the fields of Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness Management Food security, Development Economics, or related field in livelihood and resilience
-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.
-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 solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.
-Must have ability to develop good working relationships/partnership developed with all
-Work experience in implementation of Economic Development/Food Security Projects;
-Experience in Village-level Savings Groups, Local Value Chains Development, CSA (RWH, FMNR, CA etc.), and other L&R Models