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World Vision Nairobi County, Kenya
Feb 02, 2018
Purpose of the position: To provide coordination on Water feasibility studies, participate in design of water projects and Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), for projects supported by World Vision Kenya; Ensure effective stakeholder engagement at the national level of the organization, and well-coordinated implementation of sustainable WASH and other WVK development initiatives that meet government and international environmental standards and regulations. In order to successfully do so, the office holder must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others. Responsibilities: Engineering Design and supervision, 50% In collaboration with other design team members ,carryout feasibility studies of new initiated project In collaboration with other design team members ,coordinate Engineering surveys of new initiated project In collaboration with other design team members ,coordinate Engineering design of new initiated project In collaboration with other design team members ,carryout supervision of designed projects being implemented to ensure they meet the requisite thresholds as per the design Coordinate assessments, designs, measurements of construction and in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures in liaison with NO WASH team and other relevant partners. Review relevant engineering surveys, assessments, evaluations, studies, designs and terms of reference and bills of quantities from the relevant ADPs to ensure effective project delivery Review tender documents for WASH and construction before forwarding to supply chain management for invitation of bids and review and analysis of bids before tabling at Central Tender Committee (CTC)  EIA/ESIA Business Processes, Studies, Reporting and Compliance, 20% Develop EIA/ESIA implementation guidelines on Environmental Impact Assessment and Mitigation Coordinate EIA/ESIA studies and reports for boreholes, water pans, water dams, water pipelines, tanks, classrooms, offices, dispensaries and other infrastructure projects as supported by WVK in all Area Development Programme (ADPs) in Kenya as per NEMA requirement. Preparation of EIA/ESIA reports including impact, identification, evaluation and formulation of mitigation measures and development of Environmental Management Plans (EMP) Review of ESIA reports for WVK supported projects and submit to NEMA for approval and follow-up on issuance of licenses. Developing guidelines to be used in engaging external consultants to do EISA for World Visions Coordinate and provide leadership in all planned and undertaken EIAs/ESIAs for projects supported by World Vision Kenya. Ensure EMPs are implemented for all infrastructures projects in liaison with all relevant stakeholders and ADPs Program Monitoring and Reporting, 15% Ensuring that Environmental management plans and impact mitigation are implemented in all the projects Support WASH team in quarterly review, and experience sharing meetings with the region (especially the WASH Learning Centers). Review the design document to ensure programme plans meet sector standards for better practice in that technical area. Confirm that the design meets national office programme design quality standards, including addressing cross-cutting issues. Develop and implement protocols for coordinating communication between ministry units (Operation, Regional offices, IPAs) and Support Offices, key international and national donors and other stakeholders. Advocacy, Engagement and networking, 5% Ensure effective linkages with Ministry of Water, Environment and Natural Resources, National Environmental Management Authority and Water Resources Management Authority Resource Acquisition, 5% Fundraising for the Design unit by charging projects done. Support fundraising team during proposal development upon their request especially on environmental and social issues Capacity Building, 5% Build staff capacity on EIA/ESIA Business Processes, Studies, monitoring and reporting   Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience The holder of this position must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or its equivalence from a recognized University. They must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience with regards to the designing, planning, implementation, supervising and reporting on integrated development, relief and/or advocacy project, Environment or WASH related interventions; Must be registered or ongoing with registration with NEMA (National Environment and Management Authority) as Associate or lead expert and any other relevant professional body Must be registered with the relevant professional regulatory body and a member of IEK or IET The holder of this position must be a results orientated who can handle a heavy work load as well as manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands He /she must also have ample experience in public relations and be a strong team player. Other Competencies/Attributes: Be a registered professional member Must be a committed Christian who is able to stand above denominational and cultural diversity challenges; Must have outstanding oral and written communications and relationship skills and; Must be willing to perform other duties as required
World Vision
Feb 02, 2018
PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Partnership Leader Advocacy & External Engagement - (PL A&EE) will provide overall leadership and strategic oversight to our Advocacy and External Engagement across the partnership engaging heavily in both internal and external components of this work. This highly influential role is critical to delivering key aspects of World Vision’s first ever global strategy – Our Promise 2030. The post holder will champion Strategic Imperative #3 of Our Promise 2030 “Collaborating and advocating for broader impact: Changing from largely working on our own, in our way, to partnerships, joint ventures and advocacy with those who share our goals”. External engagement helps ensure World Vision is strongly positioned with priority external stakeholders from all sectors to wield influence, inspire action, increase visibility, gather intelligence, initiate partnerships and raise income all to support the achievement of World Vision’s strategic priorities and increase impact on child well-being. Action resulting from external engagement includes, but is not limited to: improved policy and service delivery by governments; increased resource allocation from donors; increase in meaningful child participation; a private sector more aligned with building child well-being; increased brand recognition and income for World Vision; raised awareness and behaviour change among all stakeholders; enhanced and productive partnerships; innovation and ministry improvements; enhanced reputation and influence for World Vision. Our Mission mandates World Vision to respond to the changing dynamics and circumstances that threaten the safety and dignity of children affected by injustice and oppression. Our ultimate motivation is derived from what we have experienced in Jesus Christ, and the belief that all of humanity is created in the image of God, and as such, has inherent value and dignity. Our faith calls us to protect lives, restore dignity and renew hope, promoting human transformation, seeking justice and bearing witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God. This approach is consistent with the vision, mission and core values of World Vision (WV) and this position leads the function and principles for Advocacy and External Engagement across the World Vision Partnership.   KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead development of strong external relationships especially in the global capitals –(New York, Geneva, Brussels and Addis): Engage with influential external stakeholders on the key issues affecting children as identified in Our Promise 2030. Ensure that all senior leaders have appropriate external engagement plans for themselves and their teams. Proactively support the President’s external engagement. Lead ‘It takes a World’ & demonstrates global campaign strategy momentum and impact: Continue to build internal support, momentum of and cross partnership ownership of the campaign. Continue to develop external support for and impact of the campaign through building broad coalitions with all potential partners that can contribute to ending violence against children. Ensure the campaign is mostly with and by children and not only for children. Support the Global Partnership to end violence. Lead Strategic Initiative (SI 3.2); Equip and support National Offices: Engage effectively in cross-sector partnerships and platforms to achieve their child well-being objectives and contribute to Sustainable Development Goals. Ensure Partner of Choice initiative and partnership brokering and facilitation support services are contributing to a significant increase in partnering effectiveness. Empower all Global Centre (GC) teams to develop and implement external engagement plans focused on the achievement of Child Well Being (CWB) Objectives: Enhance External Engagement as a key part of the WV’s effort to manage and build stronger relationships with the external world. It recognises that World Vision’s impact multiplies when we work with other actors from across society. Provide global leadership on implementation of Agenda 2030: Follow up on Sustainable Development Goals implementation and delivery for children, helping hold governments and stakeholders accountable to their Agenda 2030 commitments. Ensure WV champions children’s participation and empowers children to be proactive agents of changes. Other responsibilities: Lead and manage A&EE team. Develop and provide oversight of organizational capacity for advocacy and external engagement. Ensure awareness amongst internal and external audiences of WV’s Christian distinctiveness. Provide oversight to all WV’s policy positions. KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS & ABILITIES:   Required: Master’s Degree in international studies or relevant field; A minimum of 10 years leadership and operational experience in international relief and development activities; at least five (5) years direct Advocacy/External Engagement experience in a senior advocacy role or as a national director with a strong focus on External Engagement; Strong understanding of and experience in international development and key current policy debates; Strong knowledge of the child rights agenda and Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development; Demonstrated track record at global level of external influence and of establishing and leading strategic partnerships; Very strong organizational leadership that enables post holder to have a “whole of partnership” view and not just a narrow sectoral view; Excellent communications skills, including as a representative of World Vision in external forums and as a media spokesperson; Successful track record of functioning effectively at senior levels across large and complex multinational organizations (C-suite level); Proven ability to be a risk taker – ability to make timely tough decisions on when and how to speak out and when to advocate more discreetly; Exceptional relational, negotiating and cross cultural skills that develop trust and enable achievement of job objective, both internally and externally; Capacity to act as a servant leader, strong faith in Christ, with the ability to demonstrate this faith through motives and actions in all contexts. A humanitarian leader who is passionate about World Vision’s mission, values and vision, who is driven to work with marginalized, vulnerable and impoverished children and communities, and who can enthuse the organization with confidence, energy and vision; Is highly relational and very good a building relationships internally and externally A passion for justice and for children’s participation; Experience working in a matrix reporting environment; Experience in culture change and change management; Effective written and verbal communications and presentation skills in English; Secondary language in French, Spanish, a plus. Tertiary qualifications in business management. Work Environment: The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 40% of the time.
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