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JOB – Kapan Area Development Program Team Leader, World Vision Armenia

Deadline:

July 23, 2013

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Kapan Area Development Program Team Leader

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian and development organization working to create lasting change in the lives Established in 1950, World Vision operates in nearly 100 countries worldwide. It is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities, to overcome poverty and injustice. We pursue life in all its fullness for every child and serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

World Vision first came to Armenia for providing emergency aid to the victims of December 1988 devastating earthquake. During the next years WV’s projects have gone beyond meeting the demands of crisis situations to changing the quality of life in entire communities and helping Armenians to restore their country.

World Vision Armenia works in 194 communities in six marzes of Armenia and in Yerevan supporting 25 000 children and their families. The Organization fulfills advocacy, health care, education, economic development, child protection and spiritual growth activities.

WV Armenia operates mainly through its 10-15 years long-term Area Development Programs (ADP) that are predominantly funded through child sponsorship. ADPs are focused on promoting child well being through community participation and ownership.

LOCATION

Kapan Area Development Program (ADP), Syunik Marz

DURATION

Long-term

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

Provide overall leadership, management and oversight to the implementation of ADP activities in the targeted communities in accordance with WV Armenia strategy policies and standards.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Quality Management of the Development Program in the ADP area.

  1. Ensure the transparent use of funds according to budget, and accountability for all resources including financial and material.
  2. Ensure the same level of development for all ADP communities through using the same community engagement approach for all of them.
  3. Assure strict budget management and adherence to agreed activity timeliness and outputs to ensure proper accountability to donors and effective project implementation.
  4. Ensure financial reports are reviewed and cash projections submitted to the National Office (NO) and Marz Development Manager (MDM) in time.
  5. Elaborate monthly and semi-annual narrative reports.
  6. Ensure internal monitoring systems are in place.
  7. Ensure the objectives of the Action Plans elaborated at the marz level forum on development and advocacy are reached.
  8. Ensure proper maintenance and filing of the necessary office documents in the ADP office (supporting documents for community projects, events and activities, financial documents, incoming and outgoing correspondence, etc.).
  9. Ensure that staff understand and follow the WV child protection policy, that efforts are taken to respond promptly and appropriately to child protection incidents, and that awareness raising for prevention and reporting of child protection incidents occurs within the program area.

2. Staff management

  1. Provide operational management and guidance to the ADP staff.
  2. Identify ADP staff performance objectives, staff training and development needs and promote learning environment in the program. Work with People & Culture (P&C) Department on capacity building opportunities and succession for the staff. Manage staff performance effectively.
  3. Facilitate effective teamwork, coordination and work planning among development facilitators, technical specialists, and administrative staff in support of program objectives.
  4. Insure appropriate staff care and working environment.

3. Partnership, Networking and Representation

  1. Insure strong partnership in the targeted area.
  2. Ensure that partnerships with community partners are focused on promoting the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable.
  3. Ensure that NGO Network organizations implement projects in the ADP communities not only with the WV funding only, but also with other funds raise from other organizations.
  4. Regular meeting held with ADP community leaders, school/preschool principals, Primary Health Care Unit (PHCU) responsible in order to ensure coordination.
  5. To develop skills of communities in order to raise issues to government and advocate for them.
  6. Elaborate quarterly accomplishment reports.

4. Humanitarian & Emergency Affairs (HEA)

  1. Assist the community in developing/implementing disaster preparedness plan and disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities as a part of community development process.
  2. Ensure mainstreaming of Disaster Management (DM) with other ministry lines/sectors like: advocacy, child protection, health, education and economic development.
  3. Manage small scale local emergency response.
  4. Ensure involvement of staff in DM including awareness and application of WV DM standards and International Humanitarian Standards.

5. Security Operations

  1. Conduct Security Risk Assessments of the ADP as required/directed.
  2. Act as a point of contact for all safety and security related incidents in ADP.
  3. Ensure Core Security Requirements are implemented in the ADP area, in line with current risk ratings.
  4. Ensure that all security incidents (SI) are reported in accordance with WV Security Policy.

6. Other Responsibilities

  1. Perform other relevant tasks assigned by MDM.
  2. Coordinate regular staff and devotional meetings of the ADP.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training:

Education:

Higher education degree;

Knowledge & Skills:

Foundational values and knowledge: conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work among the poor, knowledge of and commitment to fundamentals and understanding of Christian, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes, understanding of disaster risk reduction approaches, small scale local emergency response, development of disaster preparedness plan, understanding of core security requirements, security risk assessment and reporting are preferred;

Ability to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure.

Ability to think critically and reflect.

Commitment to continuous learning for self-development.

Strong interpersonal skills.

Solid computer skills including: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point and e-mail.

Skills in facilitation of development processes, including organisation and mobilization of communities and networking among different development partners such as community-based organisations (CBOs), churches, and World Vision staff and their respective roles and responsibilities.

Good skills in speaking and writing English are preferred.

Design, monitoring and evaluation: Conceptual understanding and required competency in basic DME functions (LEAP) is preferred.

Project management: Knowledge of and experience with staff care and supervision, staff capacity building, cost effective utilisation of resources, customer relations service, general principles of programme and financial management, resource acquisition and development are preferred;

Leadership skills:  Skills in managing, building, and supporting a team with diverse roles and capacities

Understanding of financial accountability and budgeting skills is preferred.

Proven community and development management experience is preferred

Work Environment: Willingness to be flexible with hours when necessary and ability to travel locally up to 40% of time.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

If you are interested to apply, please send a detailed letter of intent with a CV addressing relevant qualifications and experience to e-mail: hr_wvarm@wvi.org with cc to emma_kajoyan@wvi.org.

In the subject line of your e-mail message, please, mention title and location of the position you are applying for.

No information inquiries will be handled over the phone. Only short listed candidates will be notified for the interview.

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