World Vision Careers - Programme Manager

Job Title:  Programme Manager
Organisation: World Vision Uganda
Reports to:  Regional Operations Manager
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda

About WVU:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 40 districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”

Job Summary: The Programme Manager will offer leadership and management to Area Development Programmes (ADPs) and grant projects within  designated district/s in the development of programme and project designs and plans, capacity building;  and facilitate implementation of  interventions in a manner that empower communities, children and local institutions.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Leadership and supervision of teams and individual staff:
  • Manage, supervise and build the capacity of programme staff  (ADPs and grant projects) in quality programme development, management and implementation
  • Provide guidance to program staff in planning and monitoring detailed implementation plans and activities.
  • Provide leadership in setting and managing staffing targets and priorities.
  • Plan for and implement reflection and learning events.
2. Operations planning and implementation:
  • Coordinate, guide and facilitate operational planning and implementation of integrated development programmes and projects in the programme area
  • Lead the process of carrying out baselines, evaluations and planning.
  • Monitor and supervise timely and quality implementation of ADPs and grant project annual plans and targets.
  • Lead in identification and documenting of community needs and fundable ideas/ developing small Private None Sponsorship Funding proposals for resource mobilization.
 3. Programme monitoring and reporting:
  • Facilitate effective monitoring, evaluation, documentation and reporting  in line with agreed organisational targets and standards:
  • Establish of functioning programme level M&E system and ensure utilization of the information from the M&E database; and contribute M&E data to the National Office integrated M&E database as per agreed schedule.
  • Manage ADP and grant projects information and documentation processes, and ensure effective communication of the program/project results.
  • Provide monthly reportsof program and grant project activities to the Regional Operations Manager as per agreed schedule.
4. Partnering and Collaborations:
  • Build, maintain and effectively manage strategic partnerships and collaborations at the programme level.
  • Effective representation and participation of the WVU programmes in relevant District committees such as District Technical Planning Committee.
  • Facilitate staff capacity enhancement on aspects of partnering, collaboration and networking.
5. Advocacy, Networking and influencing:
  • Guide and spearhead District level advocacy and justice for children in areas of children’s wellbeing, rights and protection.
  • Identify and guide local level advocacy engagements and build strategic networks, coalitions and alliances on key advocacy issues.
  • Develop a data base of strategic networks and partnerships for advocacy.
  • Document lessons and learning’s from advocacy engagements
6. Sponsorship Management:
  • Effective management of child sponsorship operations and performance in compliance with partnership standards
  • Implementation of child monitoring in line with monitoring standards.
7. Child Protection:
  • Ensure compliance to child protection policy in all programmes (background checks, protocols, audit recommendations, child protection in sponsorship etc)
  • Support and lobby the Local Government to ensure functionality of child protection structures and systems at all levels (formal and informal)
  • Ensure capacity building for staff and stakeholders for effective child protection programming
8. Financial/ Budgeting and Assets Management:
  • Budgeting – Annual planning and budgeting for all programmes and projects in line with planning and budgeting guidelines and timelines
  • Monitor and manage budget spend in a timely manner in line with standards.
  • Manage assets in the programmes in line with assets policy and set guidelines.
Perform any other responsibilities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must possess a relevant university degree in development studies or related field. 
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in community development.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills. 
  • Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken.
  • Knowledge of financial and human resource management.
  • Ability to communicate in a cross-cultural environment.
  • The candidates must be mature and committed Christians, able to demonstrate an active involvement with their faith and also able to appreciate and stand above denominational diversities.

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified candidates must send their applications with complete Curriculum Vitae, via email to:  Please address the application to the People and Culture Specialist (Recruitment) and do indicate the post title in the email subject line.
NB: Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 27th December, 2013.  

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