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Country Impact Manager - East Africa

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Work type: Permanent
Location: VIC - Metro
Categories: Transformational Development, Humanitarian Emergency Affairs

The position

Lead World Vision Australia`s relationship with World Vision Field Offices in the East Africa region, overseeing the management of the full portfolio of projects within those offices that are supported by WVA. You will be responsible for leading all aspects of grant management, compliance and reporting for projects in your portfolio, collaborating and working cross-functionally with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

Your role plays an integral part in the organisation, enabling us to support our mission of empowering Australians to create meaningful change for the world’s most vulnerable children and adults.

Your responsibilities:

  • Supporting the field office with due diligence, standing-up the grant once it has been awarded, quality implementation, monitoring, internal and external reporting, donor compliance, downstream partner compliance, financial and risk management and evaluation
  • Ensuring project portfolio is fully compliant and managed to the highest quality, establishing a platform for enhanced engagement with institutional donors, managing contractors, and other relevant supporters such as private donors, corporates and major donors
  • Regular monitoring of field programmatic and financial reporting, with accountability for following up to address issues and build capacity as required
  • Collaboration with key internal stakeholders including other Country Impact Managers, Field Finance, Grant Acquisition and other support teams for effective grant management and coordinated engagement with Field Offices
  • Lead any Cat III emergency within the assigned country
  • Deliver appropriate growth within the portfolio by working with WVA’s Grant Acquisition team to identify and capitalise on growth opportunities

Who we’re looking for 

We are looking for someone with grant portfolio, compliance and risk management experience. You will be a multi tasker who is flexible, patient and adaptable, has excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise.

You will have:

  • High level written and verbal communication skills, with capacity to distil complex information into clear action points
  • Portfolio management experience, including an understanding of institutional donor requirements, contracting, and contract management
  • Design, Monitoring and Evaluation experience given resource constraints in field settings
  • Stakeholder and donor management skills
  • An understanding of procurement or grants structures and processes of the Australian Government, Managing Contractors, and/or other institutional donors
  • Knowledge of DFAT, and DFAT requirements (including accreditation needs)
  • Self-managed work experience, with ability to maintain focus and achieve outcomes under pressure
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications: International Relations/International Development, or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline, e.g. WASH, Climate Change, Gender, Economics, Public Health, Evaluation
  • Relevant experience working in an East African country, including understanding and knowledge of cross cultural sensitivities.

Working for World Vision means you are making the world better 

It’s not every day that a job comes along that lets you change the world. Working for World Vision means looking forward to turning up at work because you know you’re about to do something meaningful. It means working with 35,000 staff and 3.3 million supporters in 100 countries who will stop at nothing to help children live better lives. Join a team that is bold and courageous, and where job satisfaction goes beyond financial reward. 

The selection process 

For your information, the interviews will start immediately, and the role may be filled before the closing date.

We embrace diversity, employing people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. We take our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we are committed to providing an environment that is safe for children. Our stringent recruitment procedures make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. All successful candidates will undergo all required pre-employment checks which is inclusive of a criminal record check. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support, and training in their work with vulnerable children and their families.  World Vision Australia participates in the Inter-Agency Scheme for the Disclosure of Safeguarding-related Misconduct in Recruitment Process within the Humanitarian and Development Sector. 

Who we are

World Vision is a Christian organisation that empowers everyday Australians to create meaningful change for children through relief, development and advocacy work.

We offer great benefits such as salary packaging, flexible working arrangements, free on-site parking and an onsite café for our employees.

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World Vision Australia is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation that is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and communities by tackling the causes of poverty. We are dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in line with our Reconciliation Action Plan