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Technical Director Global Humanitarian Surge – Kenya | Philippines | Canada


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8+ Year
Male, Female, Both
Bachelor Degree

Organization: WVI – World Vision International
Location: Kenya | Philippines | Canada
Grade: Level not specified – Level not specified
Occupational Groups:
Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
Emergency Aid and Response
Managerial positions
Closing Date: 2024-06-10

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Here’s where you come in:
As the Technical Director Global Humanitarian Surge, you will lead the Global Humanitarian Surge function which provides surge capacity deployment services for Responses and Field Offices across World Vision. This role works with relevant focal points at Global Centre, Regional Office, Field Office and Support Office functions in identification, vetting and developing surge staff in preparedness for emergency deployments. This enables the timely scale up and continuity of World Vision response interventions to affected children and communities. This involves:

Driving the Humanitarian Response people capabilities preparedness agenda with relevant stakeholders (i.e., Regional Offices, Global Centres and Support Offices) to ensure a rich pipeline of ready-to-go deployable capacities as needed for effective emergency responses;
Managing surge demand requests and deployment processes.
Coordinating with technical, SME and management in GPR as relevant for aligned technical assistance support;
Working with the Humanitarian Surge Specialist to develop and maintain an agile, effective and aligned Global Emergency Roster, surge demand and usage data and trends analysis and reporting;
Managing Workday (HRIS) and other relevant surge platform operations, supporting roster/deployee preparedness to ensure duty of care.
Requirements include:
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or the equivalent.
10+ years’ experience in human resources and/or surge/roster management.
Demonstrated experience in an I/NGO with a strong understanding of humanitarian response programming.
Experience in international/global workforce management or in an international response context is essential.
Experience in roster management including SME sourcing, screening, assessment, vetting (MDS, blocked party screening) and management approval.
Very strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
Potentially deploy to large scale disasters and be imbedded in People & Culture (HR) function to surge response.
Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position and apply online. We will be accepting applications until the right candidate is found.

World Vision is dedicated to our team members’ development and their success. We aspire for all employees to be fulfilled through their work and their contributions to an organisation working to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the world’s most vulnerable people.

For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: www.wvi.org. Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.


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