World Vision International Job Vacancy: Program Portfolio Manager (Latin America) - Mississauga, Canada

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Job Description:
We are hiring for 2 positions, 1 Full-time & 1 Full-time temporary 8 month opportunity

The overall purpose of this position is to steward impact for improved child wellbeing by: representing the WVC program and resource portfolio to National Offices; ensuring strategic allocation and integration of all funding streams to offices and the most vulnerable; ensuring quality programming for and managing risks with national office partners; and promoting development and geographic expertise within WVC and the public/donors to support resource growth and expansion opportunities.

The Program Portfolio Manager will support the Regional Team Leader in the implementation of the WVC’s strategy in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region.

Provide strategic International development and country level expertise.

Contribute to WVC regional strategies of engagement and support.

Act as country/geographic and development specialists for internal and external stakeholders

Lead the process of sensitizing WVC internal partners regarding county issues of strategic significance (e.g., migrant children in central America, etc.)

Growth and Expansion in terms of branding, revenue Support Resource diversification & audience diversification:

Provide support in the design, development and promotion of marketing trips
Engage with marketing teams to identify and work on opportunities for resource and audience diversification

Facilitate grant acquisition processes, including engaging with in-country Government of Canada (GAC) offices and encouraging the use of technical programs and integration of grant funding into WVC funded programs

Participate in innovation challenges, social enterprise, new product development discussions and national resource development (NRD) processes with NOs

Have face to face engagement with donors as required

Engage deeply with National Offices and other partners for Child Well Being

Lead strategic engagement with national offices on behalf of WVC

Act as liaison and programmatic contact for field partners and WVC business groups and promote and maintain good relationships with field partners

Strategic leadership/participation in Program Support Teams (PSTs)

Foster and develop strategic partnerships, alliances and overall collaboration (e.g., CCIC, APWG) to support WVC revenue and field programming

Resource Stewardship for Program Quality and risk management

Direct and guide all funding sources from WVC to align to national office strategies and ministry priorities

Manage risk across the portfolio including through the use of the Risk Monitoring and Accountability Framework (RMAF)

Ensure quality of program designs, technical approaches (TAs), Technical Programs (TPs)

Approve program designs and accompanying budgets

Ensure minimum fiduciary requirements

Job Requirements:
  • University Degree, Masters Degree Preferred in a field related to international or community/social development with at least 5-10 years of field experience.
  • Experience relating to Canadian Public on issues of international development either in a marketing, educational or advocacy focus
  • Strong communication skills, proven problem solving and facilitation skills, ability to network
  • Ability to work in at least one other language relevant to the region of work (i.e. Spanish).
  • Knowledge and experience working with internationally accepted DME and RBM frameworks and with participatory community based development processes
  • Experience working cross-culturally and ability to travel internationally 6 – 10 weeks per year
  • Experience working with government or multi-lateral grants in areas similar to the work of World Vision.
How to apply:
World Vision is committed to the protection of children; all offers of employment will be conditional upon the successful completion of reference checks and a Police background check. Qualified candidates must be able to demonstrate a commitment to the core values and mission of the World Vision partnership.
World Vision Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Interested applicants are asked to complete an online application via our careers website HERE

Application deadline: October 14, 2016