Employment Vacancies at World Vision International



Global Sector Lead Livelihoods


The position provides global leadership and direction for the Livelihoods Sector, leveraging all entities within the World Vision partnership to maximize their contribution to child well-being.


Oversees World Vision’s Livelihoods Sector programming to ensure that it reflects the organizational distinctive of Christ-centered, community empowering and child focused in its standards and practices and the highest technical standards are met in its programming. Builds WV’s reputation in the sector, creates partnerships and innovative approaches and strengthens and mobilises WV’s sector community of practice to execute excellence in programming that demonstrates evidence of impact. Positions and brands WV as a leading child-focused organization and represents WV at high level external boards and advisory councils.

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Set Strategic Priorities:

  • Champion WV’s Livelihoods sector vision, global sectoral approach and targets in alignment with Partnership strategy.
  • Provides strategic leadership for the organsiation–wide articulation and adoption of WV’s Environmental Stewardship Management Policy.
  • Provides thought leadership in their respective area of expertise both within and outside World Vision in particular in collaboration with Vision Fund and Disaster Management on matters of economic and financial inclusion and social safety nets and cash transfers.
  • Develops WV brand and reputation through quality programming, evidence of impact, policy and advocacy related work.
  • Responsible for the development of sectoral policy and guidance in alignment with Partnership strategy.
  • Ensures Partnership alignment to sector approaches and core project models to achieve strategy.
  • Ensures integration of WV’s distinctive, biases and ethos in all sector guidance and practice.
  • Ensures the global sectoral approach is vertically aligned (from sector fundraising & marketing through sector programming) and horizontally integrated (with other sectors and lines of ministry).
  • Ensures overall compliance with Partnership and external standards.
  • Ensures innovations in sector programming.

Build Capacities:

  • Builds capability of WV’s sector professionals and global community of practice.
  • Promotes a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Internally benchmark capabilities, processes, and systems in Livelihoods programming against market leaders and build toward best in class.
  • Determines the technical capacity needs for the partnership.

Provide Global Stewardship:

  • Maintains a global view of sector portfolio across the partnership.
  • Determines the technical capacity needs for the partnership.
  • Ensures accountability in provision of technical services by TSO and programme implementation for globally agreed standards, sector approaches and core project models.
  • Build understanding of current sectoral footprint and identify opportunities for further impact.
  • Maintain a view of revenue streams to support programme opportunity. Measure extent to which resourcing opportunities meet ministry needs and impact Child Well Being (CWB).

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Ensure Accountability:

  • With Evidence and Learning, responsible for analysis and interpretation of data that provides global evidence of impact for the sector.

Promote WV Way:

  • Coordinates with other Global Sector leads in ensuring global approaches (including core project models) are integrated and have a ministry focus that is Christian, community-based and child-focused.
  • Oversees and coordinates closely with Support Office (and GC where appropriate) sector team engagement and partners.

External Engagement:

  • Represents and builds World Vision’s influence, advocacy, partnerships and reputation externally.
  • Collaborates with Faith and Development actors externally as we seek to integrate faith into all our programming to address spirituals of causes of child well-being.
  • Participates in high level international meetings, forums and conferences as required.
  • Actively positions WV as a NGO of choice with global 2030 Agenda platforms, and with potential and key partners, donors and stakeholders, businesses and donors.
  • Provides technical support to Global Campaigns.


  • Masters degree in the sector related expertise area.
  • In-depth knowledge / expertise in sector programming including evidence based best practices.
  • Sector professional with minimum 10 years’ experience designing and leading programming in the developing world.
  • Strong experience developing strategy and policy in WV or in another International NGO.
  • Strong experience and proven skills in leading a team of technical professionals.
  • Strong experience in working with grant funded programmes by bilateral and multilateral donors.
  • Strong experience and proven skills in working effectively across the WV Partnership to advance priorities and achieve change, in situations without direct authority in which influence, relationships, and technical quality are needed to succeed.
  • Strong experience and proven skills in external engagement that contributes to change in policy and practice and builds WV’s reputation as a leader in the industry.
  • Experience in working with faith, faith actors and faith related issues in development.
  • Experience of HEA and fragile contexts.
  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

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Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in working with and managing large grants in sector programming for major bilateral and multilateral donors.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.

The deadline for submitting the application is 03-Jan-21



 Director, IT Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO)
*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.
*Please submit your CV in English.


The Director, EPMO Director is responsible for operations of the Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO), improving the overall maturity of IT Project Portfolio management across the organization, and tracking and reporting. S/he is responsible for managing a team of program and project managers, supporting and enabling the organization’s global, cross-functional initiatives. The Director, EPMO ensures that the work of the EPMO adds value, is relevant to the strategy of the organization, and meets the goals set by executive management.

Individuals within the IT leadership job family have responsibility for activities that contribute to planning, creating and implementing an IT vision and strategy aligned with the company’s strategic business plan. They oversee the development of corporate standards, technology architecture, technology evaluation and transfer. They manage small to large teams of people responsible for developing and delivering IT solutions for the business and customers. Each role within this job family provides technical and business leadership to their organizations as well as to the business.

IT Leaders are also responsible for analyzing trends in technology, assessing the impact of emerging technologies on the business, providing solutions to address technology and business issues, and managing financial resources while ensuring the development of high-quality technology solutions. These solutions must be developed at the best possible cost and be aligned with customer and business needs while establishing relationships with employees and key internal and external stakeholders. They are also responsible for participating and leading the development of an IT governance framework that defines the working relationships and sharing of IT components among various IT groups within the organization.

To be successful, individuals must possess a combination of business, technical and leadership skills and competencies. This requires an understanding of client’s business needs, processes and functions. They also need a solid knowledge of IT infrastructure, architecture, applications development and support, networks, and computer operations. In addition, individuals working in this job family must have excellent communication skills and the ability to influence others.

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Business and IT Strategy:

  • Develops the tactical components and strategies to achieve goals at an enterprise level.
  • Manages the development and implementation of IT initiatives to support business strategy.
  • Ensures that all programs and projects managed by PMO follow standards: workplan, budget, project organization and governance structure, communication, change management, performance management.
  • Stays current on industry trends in the development of enterprise planning tools that support agile, waterfall, and hybrid methodologies.
Change Management:
  • Articulates change.
  • Is active and visible throughout the change process.
  • Provides frequent, communication to department/organization and clients about the change (i.e., rationale, expected outcomes, the "big” picture) and the impact of the change (individual and business).
  • Builds a coalition of sponsorship (managers, staff and clients) and manages resistance to the change.
  • Identifies and removes obstacles to change.
  • Oversees the administration of the Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) Tool (Smartsheet).
  • Ensures consistent portfolio and project reporting and tracking across all stakeholders.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with cross-functional peers and Senior Leadership, to deliver high quality products that satisfy internal and external customer expectations.
  • Partners with IT Strategic Planning and Business Relationship Management for vetting of new pipeline opportunities.
  • Partners with the functional business and technology leaders on the implementation of program and project management processes, methods, techniques, tools, guidelines, and standards.
  • Leads or participates in a customer advisory board to manage IT services demand.
  • Communicates client’s needs and priorities and provides feedback on pricing and investment.
  • Provides input to technology planning within multiple functional areas.
  • Implements solutions consistent with current and future architecture.
Process Improvements:
  • Manages the improvement processes that impact customer satisfaction and relationships.
  • Owns the designated processes and is accountable for ensuring that established processes are followed.

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  • Participates in the development of IT budgets.
  • Tracks and takes appropriate steps to stay within budget.
  • Provides high-quality services at optimal cost to customers.
  • Measures service performance and implements improvements.
IT Technology Development:
  • Directs the development and implementation of technology solutions required to increase business efficiency and effectiveness.
Service Level Agreements (SLAs):
  • Participates and provides input to the SLA development process.
  • Ensures internal SLAs are met.
Vendor Management:
  • Provides advice and counsel to the vendor relationship decision-making and contract development processes.
  • Reviews service provider performance.
  • Identifies and confirms performance problems and notifies contract managers.
Resource Management:
  • Monitors ePMO and project team resource capacity and acts as the escalation point for constraints.
  • Lead and mentor a team of globally-dispersed Project Managers responsible for Enterprise-Level projects over 8 Business and Technology portfolios.
  • Meets regularly with team to gather work statuses.
  • Discusses work progress and obstacles.
  • Provides advice, guidance, encouragement and constructive feedback.
  • Ensures work, information, ideas, and technology flow freely across teams.
  • Establishes measurable individual and team objectives that are aligned with business and organizational goals.
  • Documents and presents performance assessments.
  • Recognizes and rewards associates commensurate with performance.
  • Implements organizational practices for staffing, EEO, diversity, performance management, development, reward and recognition, and retention.
Workforce Planning:
  • Identifies the roles, skills and knowledge required to achieve goals.
  • Ensures staff has the resources and skills needed to support all work initiatives within a limited number of COCs or functions.
  • Participates in IT workforce deployment activities.

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  • BS/BA degree in technical/information science or a related field.
  • 10+ years project management experience overseeing technology projects; 5 years should reflect direct management experience with increasing levels of management responsibilities.
  • 5+ years experience managing a group of Project Managers or Scrum Masters.
  • Expert-level knowledge of project and change management and associated methodologies, techniques, processes and approaches.
  • Knowledge of resource management tools.
  • At least 3+ Smartsheet administration/management experience (Control Center experience a plus).
  • Candidates must have strong leadership and interpersonal skills and enjoy working in a dynamic, often remote-based environment.
  • Experience leading ePMO is preferred along with the skills to effectively manage a midsize team of project managers, and execute plans with focus on quality.
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, as necessary.
  • PMP and CSM certifications.
  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.
Deadline: 04th January, 2021.