Program Manager-HEA

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 25 February 2020
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 31 May 2020
  • Current

Job Description

**Limited Term Position with projected end date of 2/20/2021 – In rare cases, additional funding may be secured to convert a Limited-term role into a regular position.**

At World Vision, we’re changing children’s lives every day. One that moves beyond just clean water or food or healthcare to offer a full solution to poverty. We want children to have everything they need to thrive, both physically and spiritually, so they can experience the kind of life God intends - life in all its fullness. Share your experience so you can share a full life with children in need. View our ”Who We Are” clip (or at

World Vision is looking for a HEA Program Manager

Support in the planning, coordination and management of World Vision’s response to CAT II and CAT III rapid-onset emergencies and complex humanitarian emergencies. Coordinate WVUS support to emergency response and chronic humanitarian emergency support in the field. Support in the acquisition of public, private, and bilateral relief grants on an as-needed basis through contributions to the writing of concept papers, proposal or other products as required. Help carry out our Christian organization’s mission, vision, and strategies. Personify the ministry of World Vision by witnessing to Christ and ministering to others through life, deed, word and sign. Keep Christ central in our individual and corporate lives. Attend and participate in the leadership of devotions, weekly Chapel services, and regular prayer.


  • Work alongside the Management HEA Team Leader in managing and coordinating disaster responses and ensuring high quality HEA programming. Specific tasks may include:
  • Remain in ongoing communication with key Regional and National Office counterparts on early warning issues. Provide early warning updates to ERDM-CORE as appropriate.
  • Ensure adequate coordination between all WVUS stakeholders and the field in the context of a disaster response.
  • Serve as a primary point of contact on disasters for all WV stakeholders, including (but not limited to): Donor Engagement, Media, Advocacy, all IPG.
  • Evaluate field needs and recommend commitments from the ERDM-High Visibility Reserve Funds accordingly.
  • Brief WVUS stakeholders regarding the ongoing status of unfolding emergencies and WV responses in the field, using tools such at ERDM-CORE, etc.
  • Participate in relevant InterAction and other working group meetings, as delegated/determined by the relevant Team Leader.
  • Serve as part of the Global Surge Capacity Network (GSCN).
  • Provide support to the field, including technical review and finalization of response strategies, plans and budgets.
  • Build and maintain relationships with WVI HEA partners to enhance their understanding of WV’s strategy for engagement with OFDA and PRM.
  • Contribute, as necessary, to the development of new public, private, and bilateral grant proposals.
  • Participate in the development, dissemination and promotion of WVUS IPG/HEA program strategies, standards and tools.
  • Interact with Regional Offices, National Offices and in-country response teams to provide technical and general support to an assigned regional and/or sector-focused portfolio of rapid onset and chronic emergency responses. Support includes but is not limited to:
  • Needs assessments, program design, start-up, phase-in, phase-out, customer service, communications, reporting, monitoring and/or evaluation activities
  • Develop reporting and evaluation processes for performance management of programs
  • Ensure applicable WVUS program standards meet or exceed donor expectations
  • Lead or participate in emergency response program development
  • Lead, participate in, or facilitate assessments, surveys or evaluations as necessary for risk management, standards setting, policy formation and program development
  • Serve as a member of the WVI HEA Global Surge Capacity Network (GSCN) and as such be deployable to high-visibility Category III, Level 3 emergencies if needed.
  • Collaborate with WVUS IPG teams and WVI regional and national offices to develop and conduct training in emergency response program methodologies and concepts, including program design, best practices and technical trends, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Encourage and facilitate the documentation of best practices and lessons learned in the context of an assigned portfolio, directed toward multiple audiences, to influence policy formation, develop capacity and foster professionalism.
  • Build and maintain relationships with external and internal partners in order to enhance their understanding of WVUS program standards and strategies
  • May manage relationships with external resource partners, such as donors and other key stakeholders.
  • May participate in WV Partnership working groups to establish Partnership-wide policies and standards.
  • May collaborate with development representatives and/or marketing product mangers to develop and/or align resource acquisition strategies and plans.

Public Program

  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of trends, issues and discussions related to the IPG/HEA team’s primary public, private, and bilateral donors, including: USAID/OFDA, US Department of State Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration (BPRM), UN OCHA, UNHCR, and UNICEF relief grants.
  • Support public grant acquisition within assigned rapid-onset and chronic emergency response portfolio, including project and proposal development, standard setting, tools development for capacity building, setting and monitoring milestones, policy and contracts review
  • Management and financial oversight of grant funded projects and overall grant portfolio, including standard setting, tools development, capacity building, and monitoring and evaluation
  • Shared responsibility for integration of PP&A with programming

Private Program

  • Provision of operational framework, strategies and mechanisms for programming with the field
  • Driving the integration of programming and financial resource streams
  • Management of privately funded portfolio at NO and RO levels
  • Coordination and direct access point into Operations for PDE and other non-IPG internal clients for respective income streams
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Keep informed of organizational announcements, activities and changes via regular reading of the WVUS Intranet and other corporate communication tools.
Required Skills:

This position will be working with the Latin America and Caribbean offices for World Vision. The majority of the work will be connected to the wider/regional Venezuela response. As such, fluency in Spanish (reading, writing, speaking) is required.

The ability to get things done through using the skills of influence and persuasion are critical given that WV US doesn’t have line management responsibilities with these field/national offices.

A good understanding of USAID grants, how to manage them, etc. is critical.

Job Location Code: World Vision (00) Job Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States Job Type: Full-Time/Regular Posting Date: 2/21/2020 Required Experience:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience (eight years). Master’s degree in related field such as international relations, social sciences, etc. preferred. In addition to education or education equivalent, requires a minimum of five years related work experience. Understanding of the key issues in humanitarian and emergency affairs and in-depth knowledge of areas of responsibility required. Ability to apply skills and paradigms appropriately in a relief or chronic humanitarian emergency context. Proven work experience in grant writing and other relevant skills. Demonstrated ability to facilitate collaboration in complex settings required. Computer skills required.

Years Of Experience: 2+ to 5 Years Level of Education: Masters Degree Starting Date: 4/6/2020 Job Duration: One Year Per Diem Included: No Salary Type: Annually Salary Currency: USD Minimum Salary: USD Maximum Salary: USD Travel: Up to 25%

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.

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