Monday, December 4, 2017

Vacancies at The World Vision Tanzania

Senior Grant Finance Officer

Reference: 8980-12N10113
Location: Africa - Tanzania 
Town/City: Babati 
Application Deadline Date: 11-Dec-17
Category: Finance
Type: Fixed term, Full-time 
International Role: No - Only National applicants will be considered.


Purpose of the Position.
THRIVE Pamoja Project aims to enhance the resilience at the household and community level in the WVT Babati Cluster through strengthened food security and livelihood opportunities. Founded on the principles of Empowered World View, the project is designed to address the End to End Business of Farming, Natural Resource Management and Shocks, Emergencies and Situational Awareness Systems. In pursuit of this aim, the project is designed to strengthen agricultural and livestock production; strengthen livelihood opportunities and value chains critical to food security; improve water management, irrigation and land use techniques; strengthen market access and functionality; and facilitate shocks and emergencies awareness in the Babati Cluster.

To provide Financial Management and Administrative support to the Program as per WV policies and procedures. This position is for the development, management and smooth running of all financial management to the projects.

Major Responsibilities.

1. Grant Finance
Examine financial data for accuracy and compliance with policies and procedures and ensure financial integrity and build financial and resource management capacity.
Ensure timely submission of financial reports to Support Office.
Lead in the preparation and revision of budgets and implement budgetary management strategies.
Provide lead in budgetary control to ensure that activities are implemented within approved budget
Establish internal controls using policy and guidelines and generally accepted accounting standards for the prevention of waste and fraud.

2. Program & partners Management:
Carry out partners financial management capacity assessments before engagement.
Conduct periodical monitoring visits for review and physical verification of partners’ expenditure.
Receive and review partners’ financial reports and appropriately post their expenditure into the system
Conduct capacity building to partner organizations on finance management to ensure consistent, effective, and efficient project management.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
Bachelor degree in Accounting/Equivalent with minimum of five years in progressive working experience in similar environment with adequate exposure to project accounting, financial management including budgeting, grants and contracts.
Preferred CPA/ACCA
Grant Certification is a must.
Strong experience in grants and contracts is a must
Experience working with an international organization will be an added advantage
Excellent computer skills in Excel & Sun-systems software.

Other Competencies/Attributes:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated ability in supervision
Experience in managing donor funds
Working knowledge of WV/USAID operations, finance services and practices
Good planning and organizational skills
Tact and diplomacy in dealing with staff-related to work environment needs
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and public

Working Environment / Conditions:
Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field
Travel: 30-40% Domestic travel is required.
On call: 15%

Senior Advisor for Child Sponsorship Marketing – Asia Region

Reference: 7183-17G21014
Location: Global 
Application Deadline Date: 10-Dec-17
Category: Marketing and Resource Development 
Type: Open-ended, Full-time 
International Role: No - Only National applicants will be considered.
Duration2+ Years


*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within a jurisdiction (Country or U.S. state) where WVI is registered to operate.


The Senior Advisor for Child Sponsorship Marketing – Asia Region heads up the strategic direction of child sponsorship marketing within World Vision’s Asia Region support offices, focused on stabilizing fundraising income (currently at $333m annually) and returning it to growth. The role will have regional leadership for and representation of a global strategy initiative to revitalize child sponsorship marketing to become industry best in class, ensuring stability and future growth of our field ministry to bring life in all it’s fullness to millions of the world’s most vulnerable children. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a global change initiative within a category leading iNGO.

Responsibilities also extend to global leadership and strategic oversight of specific global marketing and supporter engagement projects relevant to the revitalization of child sponsorship.


Lead a best in class regional marketing discipline through developing relationships with and competency of Asia regional fundraising offices (support offices).

Be a trusted partner and source of truth on regional market knowledge – including macro trends, consumer needs and trends, and respective support office challenges and opportunities.

Provide expertise, mentorship and training as required in marketing and resource generation; lead collaborative learning, best practice management and adoption, regional discipline and alignment, along with emerging innovation opportunities to increase value for Child Sponsorship within:

Consumer insights & segmentation

Attraction marketing strategy

Acquisition & multi-channel engagement strategy

Retention & cultivation marketing strategy

Overarching customer experience strategy including moves management, journey mapping, digital, messaging, and alignment to brand

Review regional support office Child Sponsorship fundraising business models, and as required help smaller offices develop more sustainable and compelling business cases including market sizing and assessments, competitive environment and marketing strategy to help make strategic growth choices.

Lead and regionally represent global projects to Asian support offices, toward achievement of global strategic goals - for example, FY17/8 projects as follows:

Strengthening Child Sponsorship Marketing Offer - acquiring regional research and insights, managing situational analysis and eventuating local market testing.

Demand Generation, Content Marketing, Power Claims, Channel Optimisation & Development, Church Engagement - ensuring awareness and application of learnings and best practices from other support office led projects.

As a member of the global leadership team in Child Sponsorship Marketing & Engagement and as part of the Global Resource Development department, contribute to wider objectives around child sponsorship, marketing and fundraising best practices:

Effectively represent our new global brand framework as a regional brand ambassador.

Partner closely with the Digital Marketing & Technology Capability team to ensure digital transformation and customer experiences are foundational to the regional change agenda.

Tag-team with other Private Funding regional advisor roles to share knowledge, insights and minimize duplication and ease of support office engagement/influence.

Support the advance of common global resource development goals.



7-10 years in marketing, fundraising or related role, including 2 years at a leadership level with demonstrable success in achieving growth.

Exceptional ability to lead change through relationship and influence, across diverse teams and cultures.

Exceptional intellectual ability - a clear strategic marketing thinker.

Significant experience in leading change in a complex environment.

Ideally, minimum 2 years of experience leading a marketing function within one of the largest World Vision Support offices and / or minimum 4 years of experience leading a marketing function within a global, federated organization.

Master’s degree or equivalent in strategy or marketing.

The post-holder must have an active Christian faith.

Strong marketing and strategy skills with working knowledge of change management principles.

Exceptional interpersonal skills and able to win the confidence of a broad range of different stakeholders including leaders from a variety of cultural and professional backgrounds.

Demonstrated ability to build effective working relationships and implementing global but contextually relevant marketing and branding in Asia.

Demonstrated ability to guide, edit and assure clear, brief and compelling written and visual communications. Ability to synthesize complex concepts for a wide variety of audiences.

Experience of working in a global and multi-cultural environment.

Supportive and influential engagement with senior partners internally and externally, including leadership groups and peer directors.

Excellent written and verbal communications in English, and at least one Asian language – preferably Korean or Chinese.


Understanding of child sponsorship marketing strategies, with the ability to develop strategic and tactical communications plans and outline the resources required to implement them.

Demonstrable experience in leading matrixed/complex teams, including staff, freelance and agency team members.

Experience in setting, implementing, monitoring and measuring marketing plans and ensuring delivery against agreed targets.

An understanding of international development and empathy for people living amid poverty or oppression.

Position may require travel to international locations where World Vision works, in conditions that are quite basic.

Work Environment:

The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time.


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