National Director, World Vision Ghana, Accra
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Strategically lead, develop and direct the implementation of all aspects of World Vision /the office/ Ministry as an effective member of the Partnership in line with Twin Citizenship principles to ensure high Ministry quality and high impact in the field; Be accountable for all of aspects of WV’s work in the country.
Ensure that WV’s ministry is directly contributing to the sustained well-being of children and the fulfillment of their rights within families and communities.
Represent WV to all donors, project partners, other WV Partnership offices and divisions, local government, church representatives and non-governmental organizations serving according to given Power of Attorney.
Ensure alignment with MFI through participation in MFI Board (member or chair of MFI Board) and other Governance structures, and provide appropriate collegial support to MFI Executive Director.
Appropriately develop national governance through identifying national lay leaders for advisory council or board membership and leading organizational transition.
Provide leadership, strategic direction and support in the development and implementation of an effective National Resource Development Strategy.
Ensure that the office has a high quality Christian Commitment strategy and operations plan that is appropriate for country context;
Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity though lifestyle and work relationships, and provide spiritual guidance to staff on the Vision, Mission and WV Core Values.
Participate and lead regular devotional meetings;
Ensure high ministry quality and high impact in the field by leading in a way that the office is achieving its expected annual targets at all stages of the LEAP cycle on a sustainable basis;
Ensure full LEAP alignment of /the office/ ministry;
Ensure adequate resources are acquired and managed to meet and enable quality program implementation;
Ensure the highest standards of quality and accountability through compliance with World Vision policies and standards and international standards for emergency response, disaster mitigation, rehabilitation and development;
Ensure all project proposals, reports, integrated audits, and ministry evaluations are reviewed at a proper level within the office and appropriate actions are implemented, to ensure impact, accountability, and compliance;
Ensure measurable improvement in the well-being of children is achieved as evidenced by achieving targeted improvement in the child well-being outcomes.
Ensure that a national monitoring & evaluation strategy based on technical and managerial indicators exists and is implement;
Ensure accountability for the implementation of effective ministry to all key stakeholders. Ensure a relevant, timely and accurate flow of management and operational reports according to program objectives and standards and to meet reporting standards of the support and donor partners, the Regional and Partnership offices (as specified in the Covenant of Partnership) and local partners;
Ensure there is a documented office strategy, Ministry strategies and operating plans, and the latter have been derived from the office strategy and has clear, measurable short-term and long-term targets;
Ensure that Ministry strategies are aligned with Regional and Partnership strategic priorities;
Ensure there are clear strategies for People and Culture, Communications and other main functions, and they are based on the office strategy and operational plan and include main priority areas identified in respective Regional and Partnership Strategy. Facilitate and be accountable for the execution and monitoring of strategies;
Promote WV’s Vision, Mission, Core Values and key Partnership Standards and Practices among the staff and partners and ensure these are the core foundation of /the office/ strategies and work;
Lead processes to develop national office governance from advisory status to governing board.
Ensure capable staff are available to implement office strategy and operational plans;
Review and approve /the office/ succession plan; ensure that proper capacity is in place and succession plan is updated and executed;
Promote and participate in leadership development initiatives.
Lead and manage /the office/ team in a way that facilitates a high performance culture, open trustworthy relationships and integrity; Promote a culture of learning and development, employee engagement and good stewardship of human capital in the office;
Ensure implementation and compliance to Partnership Performance Management Standards and Principles, while seeking to implement Performance Management guidelines on reasonable level; Champion /the office/ leadership team in the proper implementation of Performance Evaluations on annual basis for the whole organization;
Support initiatives for staff care and well-being, both for international and local employees;
Respect, value and promote gender, age, religious and ethnic diversity;
Ensure excellent standards in the management of the human, financial, capital and technical resources of the organization, which includes inspiring and maintaining high standards of work and clear accountability to stakeholders;
Visit projects frequently to encourage, build relationships, and support WV programs;
Represent /the office/ engage and build strategic alliances with the government of the country, major donor agencies, WV Partnership, non-governmental agencies, churches and media;
Develop and implement appropriate advocacy strategies to raise awareness of- and advocate for change in- key issues within the specific context;
Lead and facilitate strategies for the promotion of justice that look for the change of unfair structures that oppress those in need; Ensure WV is positioned as a leading NGO in promoting the well-being and rights of children within the country context to deserve public and stakeholders’ confidence and trust;
Strengthen awareness of World Vision’s program both within and outside of the WV Partnership;
Ensure that the WV brand is respected within the country and none of office operations or staff conduct harm it;
Provide leadership, strategic direction and support to the team for developing and implementing excellent donor experience and acquisition of Ministry funds; Identify new opportunities and forge alliances that lead to optimization of all resources;
Ensure efficient and effective organizational practices, that result in successful financial and operational audit scores;
Ensure action planning and execution to resolve audit findings in an agreed and timely manner; Undertake appropriate reporting of audit results and actions;
Ensure strong financial compliance through timeliness and completeness of financial reports;
Ensure strong operational compliance through timeliness and completeness of program/project reports;
Manage overall financial integrity of the program to WV Support Offices, donors, the government and other stakeholders;
Provide overall strategic leadership and initiative for identifying and securing financial resources to support the program;
Ensure maintenance, monitoring and reporting of a sound Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) of the NO;
Develop and maintain capacity to respond to natural and man-made emergencies;
Maintain, and regularly review security and safety plans and protocols, (Disaster Preparedness Plan, and risk assessments at national and ADP levels) and ensure understanding and compliance by all staff and visitors;
Build in-country relief response capacity to ensure adequate disaster management and response;
Ensure the office complies to local legal requirements and standards;
Represent WV /the office/ in courts, if required
Ensure and oversee proper mechanisms for Child Protection and other WVI Standards and Principles implementation;
Ensure the office actively participates in scheduled Peer Reviews. Take ownership for appropriate action planning and execution of Peer Review recommendations;
Oversee the design of Learning Center (LC) Strategy in the particular discipline hosted by the NO.
Network with peer NDs for learning sharing and to improve LC area of ministry in the NO.
Provide input to the objective setting and performance evaluation of hosted LC Technical Leads.
Lead the piloting and/or roll out of Partnership and Regional initiatives in the NO;
As a member/chair of the local MFI board, ensure that Vision Fund’s micro-finance ministry is integrated with World Vision’s ministry to promote fullness of life for children and their communities;
Facilitate integration of MFI at governance, management and ADP operation levels;
Explore opportunities and facilitate National Resource Development plan;
Develop and implement an effective National Resource Development strategy and implementation plan to generate funds locally;
Implement long term and short term programs that create new opportunities for acquisition, retention and transformation of diverse set of donors; Influence donors using creative approaches to motivate them to get involved in support of /office/ Ministry.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Masters Degree in a relevant field;
5-10 years of experience in providing operational leadership in more than one function or country;
Significant management experience (general/operational) where there is evidence of both accountability & managerial know-how;
A deep and broad understanding of business operations within World Vision or a similar organization;
Strong Understanding of Human Rights and particularly Child Rights;
Significant multi cultural leadership and management experience;
Strong Christian commitment, spiritual maturity and discernment evidenced by life and character including active and regular fellowship with other Christians;
Proven ability to support an organization through change and growth;·
Well-developed interpersonal skills;
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation and administrative abilities;
Proficiency in English and French;
Ability to work and travel extensively in country of assignment as well as internationally (approximately 20-25% of working time);
Willingness to learn and develop.
Proven Leadership and Management skills
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