Senior Gift In Kind (GIK) Technical Specialist

The Intersection of Calling and Career…

World Vision is now hiring a Senior Gift In Kind (GIK) Technical Specialist

01 The Job: We are looking for a Gift in Kind (GIK) Senior Technical Specialist who will provide support to the GIK Field Relations Team Lead. The Senior Technical Specialist will give support in the development of strategy and operational approaches to the global allocation of GIK resources, in alignment with Child Well-being outcomes. You will lead and manage assessments, training, and relationships between World Vision US and Regional Offices related to GIK programming and Corporate Donor support. The Senior Technical Specialist will work directly with key stakeholders, including strategic donors, Global Center operating units, the Global GIK group, Regional Offices, and National Offices, to improve collaboration and effectiveness in World Vision’s use of donated product resources. 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.

Responsibilities include:

-Guide the overall product allocation for assigned countries and regions.
-Engage directly with Regional and National Officers to understand and participate in the development and execution of national strategies and priorities related to GIK.
-Promote and implement processes to improve GIK planning and support efforts to achieve greater alignment of the GIK portfolio with field needs.
-Identify potential funding opportunities and address problems that prevent the effective use of GIK.
-Serve as the liaison between field personnel and donor facing teams.
-Provide supply chain management and GIK technical expertise for related business development efforts.
-Act as a technical expert in the joint development of funding proposals, operational processes, and programmatic approaches.
-Provide leadership and guidance to Corporate Engagement teams to integrate resource generation strategies for funding proposals, program initiatives, and product development.
-Assess capabilities of National Offices and lead training for GIK field relations staff in operating and programming standards, including supply chain management.
-Lead Regional and National Office visits, and train staff on how to apply and train for consistent standards.
-Provide field-level operational and programming expertise to the GIK field relations business.
-Work collaboratively with team members when assigned to work as part of a team.
-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.

02 Required Experience

-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience (eight years).
-Work experience in international development and gifts-in-kind (GIK), with experience in supply chain management, distribution, or related area; 5-7 years.
-Exceptional customer service skills.
-Work experience leading assessments and trainings preferred.
-Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
-Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
-Experience working with international organizations, highly desired.
-Previous project management experience.
-Must be able to do up to 25% travel when feasible with company policy, international and domestic.
-The ability to speak French fluently, is strongly preferred.

03 What Success Looks Like

-Comfortable leading and facilitating training.
-Has built rapport with internal and external clients.
-Able to communicate with people of various levels of the organization.
-Established relationships with representatives in World Vision field offices.
-Can provide support to other team members when needed.

04 Salary Range & Benefits: Your salary is important to you so it’s important to us. If you need the approximate range to inform your decision on whether to apply or not contact Faith using one of the ways below. We have a robust and comprehensive benefits package to round out our total compensation package. Visit to learn more.

05 To Apply: See the Apply box in the lower left corner. Still not sure? I really want to hear from you, even if it’s just to ask some questions about the job or have a chat in confidence. Contact Faith in Talent Acquisition at Connect with me on LinkedIn over at

06 What Happens Next? Glad you asked. We owe you that and strive to not leave you wondering. We review applications nearly every day assessing strength of fit for the role. Sometimes questions arise on our end, so we message you to learn more. Short-listed candidates are contacted for an initial phone conversation with our recruiting staff. Moving deeper into our selection process you can expect to interview 1:1 with a hiring manager. Finalists normally participate in a panel interview. Our most valuable resource is our talented staff. Our goal is to fill this vacancy with the right person in the shortest amount of time, so we have all hands-on deck to move this important work forward.

07 About World Vision USA: When you work at World Vision, your passions and talents come together to meet the greatest needs in the world today. We go to ends of the earth and into the margins. Where few go and the road is less traveled. Because Jesus is alive in the hardest places to be a child. We are dangerously soft-hearted. But just the right kind of dangerous. That’s because we’re a global Christian humanitarian organization. We partner with children, families, and their communities to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We empower people out of poverty. For real. For good. For nearly the last 70 years. Jesus’ love at the center. Always. We’re Christian and follow Jesus’ example to show unconditional love to the poor and oppressed. Serving every child, we can regardless of faith. Are you feeling called to explore joining us? We hope so.

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