World Vision USA is a part of the larger World Vision International partnership, a development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith. Globally, we have over 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries. Nearly 900 of us call World Vision USA home.
The Job: World Vision is looking a French-speaking Project Manager to provide program and technical management support to the USAID’s Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) | West Program in Washington DC. The Project Manager will support program management functions and program activities. S/he will support the creation, implementation and adoption of processes that enable knowledge capture, real-time collaboration, problem-solving and organizational learning across program. The Project Manager will have wide‑ranging responsibilities and work with project staff at all levels. The requires flexibility and willingness to assume varied duties and projects with an emphasis on supporting the team with knowledge management and creating a repository of all the project’s documentation, and ensuring that learning is routinely derived from program and evidence activities is appropriately packaged in line with program’s strategic priorities to strengthen country capacity to sustain NTD control and elimination. Also, the Project Manager will provide technical and administrative support to operations and management.
Your Responsibilities Will Include:
Under USAID’s ACT |West Program, World Vision is a technical partner charged to provide technical assistance to NTDPs to develop and define country-specific cross-sectoral approaches to sustain deworming interventions, the government should make them part of the basic services package and deliver them through existing platforms. World Vision guides, develops and strengthens cross sector coordination mechanisms to leverage existing drug distribution platforms and in-country technical expertise to implement long-term, cost-effective Schistosomiasis (SCH) and Soil Transmitted Helminthiasis (STH) programs, in close coordination with WASH, Nutrition, Malaria, MCH, and School programming to achieve each country’s control objectives.
This French-speaking Project Manager key responsibilities and outcomes are:
Keep Christ central in individual and corporate life.
- Actively participate in and contribute to the spiritual disciplines of the organization (Christian conduct, devotions, chapel, prayer, worship); incorporate WV Core Values into decisions within scope of role.
Program and Project Management:
- Provide program management support to the USAID’s Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) | West Program.
- Manage the Monthly and Semi-Annual reporting process.
- Provide technical and administrative support to the NNN Operations and Management
- Monitor program budget, tracking expenditures to ensure expenses are within budget.
- Provide support as needed in managing the technical strategies development and implementation
- Assist ACT | West technical team to formalize and implement of partnerships/consortia, communicating with internal teams regarding resources availability and timelines.
- Facilitate and document discussions, gathering needed information and engaging with appropriate internal and external contacts to formalize agreements.
Team Coordination and Support:
- Promote team effectiveness and organization through coordination of team meetings and events,
- Backstop country program staff as needed to ensure continuity of activity implementation
- Provide support for program as assigned by director and advisor, such as preparing presentations for internal and external stakeholders.
- Provide timely and effective support to the preparation, coordination, development, and organization of program activities
- Provide other support and assistance to team members as needed, including assistance with formatting and packaging of materials for submission to donors
You Bring These Skills:
- Planning and Organizing: Establishes a systematic course of action for self or others to ensure accomplishment of a specific objective. Determines priorities and allocates time and resources effectively.
- Balancing Multiple Priorities: Balances the needs and interests of various stakeholders and makes decisions involving competing goals, objectives and alternatives. Prioritizes tasks and redirects work effort in response to changes in priorities.
- Flexibility/Adaptability: Demonstrates ability to adapt to new ways of doing things; is willing to attempt new ways to solve problems and maximizes performance and opportunity in a constantly changing work environment.
- Initiative: Evaluates, selects and acts on various methods and strategies for solving problems and meeting objectives before being asked or required to do so; self-directed rather than passively complying with instructions or assignments.
- Problem Solving: Identifies and analyzes situations and/or issues, considers options, develops and decides on solutions, recommends and/or implements and monitors appropriate solutions.
- Results Orientation: Drives for quality results and success; demonstrates a sense of urgency in achieving goals; persists despite obstacles.
- Client Orientation: Proactively works with clients to help them achieve business goals. Consistently strives to address client needs and concerns. Helps client understand the relevance and importance of using best practices to improve business processes.
- Decisiveness and Discernment: Makes decisions authoritatively and wisely, after adequately contemplating various courses of action and the needs of others. Acts decisively in conflicting and ambiguous environments with multiple stakeholders.
- Organizational Awareness: Understands business operations and the mission, work and priorities of the organization. Applies understanding of organization’s informal structure, culture and climate in achieving goals.
- Financial Management: Understands accounting and financial management concepts and tools. Understands and effectively utilizes the WVUS budgeting process and tools. Demonstrates understanding of legal and fiduciary concepts.
- Industry Awareness: Understands US and global NGO management and governance issues, including broad understanding of nonprofit fundraising and finance, trends in international development and multi-stakeholder accountability.
- Managing Resources: Identifies appropriate people, facilities, tools and materials, time constraints, vendors, etc. for accomplishing goals. Considers potential costs and benefits of resources prior to allocating them.
- Oral and Written Communication: Effectively expresses ideas, thoughts and concepts verbally and in writing, using correct grammar, organization and structure, and effective presentation media and techniques. Use appropriate media and approach.
- Private Donor Requirements: Demonstrates an understanding of private sector (e.g., corporations, foundations) funding regulations and applies knowledge in development and/or review of program budgets and program finances.
- Private Fundraising Knowledge & Application: Demonstrates understanding of marketing trends, principles, and fundraising products and channels. Applies field program knowledge to support fundraising reporting. Assist in assessing fundability of programs.
- Project Management: Breaks projects down into time-phases and measurable milestones. Ensures activities produce results within constraints. Identifies people and resources needed. Considers costs and benefits of resources prior to allocating.
- Language Proficiency: The ability to speak, understand and write fluently in English and French.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (eight years) work experience. In addition to education or education equivalent, requires a minimum of four years’ relevant work experience, including project management, or Master’s degree in international development or related and a minimum of two years of relevant work experience. A minimum of four (4) years of experience in supporting USAID funded program management. Demonstrated competencies in interpersonal communication, project coordination experience, and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside clients and vendors.
*French proficiency is required.
Is this job for you?
Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online. For more information on World Vision USA, please visit our website: www.worldvision.org.
Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
About the Organization
The World Vision Partnership is a global community of people passionately committed to improving the lives and futures of the world’s most vulnerable children.
We believe that every child is a precious gift to the entire world and that their well-being concerns us all. We will not rest while children suffer in situations that can be changed. We are looking for people who share our beliefs and our passion.
Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.