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Country Impact Manager - Middle East Region

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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 Middle East region, overseeing the management of the full portfolio of projects within those offices that are funded through WVA. The role will require experience in humanitarian operations and stakeholder management to build collaborative relationships across WVA and engage/support a number of external stakeholders to contribute to WVA’s evolution as an Impact Business organisation.

You will be part of the Fragile States & Humanitarian (FSH) team. 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:

  • Strategic engagement with WV Field Offices (FOs) and other implementing partners at the critical phase of a humanitarian response, strategy refreshed time and the project cycle.
  • Ensure the portfolio is fully compliant with donors’ and WV standards and other fiduciary requirements and delivered to the highest quality.
  • Support WVA acquisitions of institutional and non-institutional grants as a key contributor.
  • Collaboration with key internal stakeholders, including members from Field Impact, Marketing, Private Funding and Retail, to contribute to the delivery of the Enterprise Business Plan; coordinate engagement with Field Offices and be called on for technical support and support the engagement with institutional donors, partner agencies, corporates, individual supporters, and major donors.
  • Support FOs in responding to humanitarian emergency responses and occasionally lead the WVA side of Category III emergencies for a country outside the FSH portfolio.
  • Potentially, deploy to support a humanitarian response overseas.
  • Monitor the humanitarian news in Middle East region and alert relevant stakeholders when the crisis is looming.
  • Curate  content from relevant projects or country information to update the Impact Hub country page under the guidance and governance of the Impact Hub and Strategy Team.
  • Support, where relevant to your portfolio, the evolution and implementation of WVA Impact Goals.
  • Deliver growth within the portfolio by working with WVA’s Grant Acquisition team and technical advisors to identify and capitalise on growth opportunities within the portfolio.
  • Conduct remote and desk monitoring of field programming and financial reporting, to ensure projects are on track and meet donors’/WVA fiduciary requirements

Who we’re looking for  

We are looking for someone with rich knowledge of the Middle East, humanitarian experience, project management, strategic thinking and stakeholders management skills.

You will have:

  • Significant complex grant management experience
  • Experience of conducting training, resource development and capacity building/strengthening
  • Understanding of procurement or grants structures and processes of the Australian Government, public service, and/or other international organisations. Knowledge of DFAT and the requirements of the AHP and ANCP Program is helpful
  • Self-managed work experience, with ability to maintain focus and achieve outcomes under pressure
  • Understanding of humanitarian coordination mechanisms, the international humanitarian system, and International Humanitarian Law
  • Minimum of two years’ experience working in fragile countries managing humanitarian operations
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications: these may include International Relations/International Development, Humanitarian Assistance, legal, or a relevant technical field
  • Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) trained

The role requirements of this position require the successful candidate(s) to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

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