Technical Services Director – World Vision International

Organisation: World
Vision International
Reports to: Senior Programs Director
About WVU:
World Vision International 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 41 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 incumbent will provide technical direction
and orientation WVUs programmatic interventions and coordinate the timely and
appropriate provision of essential technical assistance in accordance with
established standards and norms for program quality.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Technical Leadership and Support:
  • Provide
    effective leadership to the technical services team to support quality
    delivery through development of guidelines and tools, coaching, mentoring
    and developing capacity of the team to deliver on their goals.
  • Oversee
    the successful development and implementation of technically feasible
    approaches and programs in WVU ministry
  • Ensure
    Program Effectiveness and Insights. In collaborating with other
    departments and external experts on the development of research
    initiatives, designed to assess the impact of WVUs various Technical
    Programs and other interventions
  • Represent
    WVU technical team in partnership networks and other engagements
2. Capacity Building:
  • Build
    and strengthen technical capacity of WVU field teams to implement strategy
    aligned technical programmes
  • Technicaly
    support the consolidation of a learning culture within WVU- based upon WVU
    learnings, best practices and industry standards to enable program staff
    to continually adapt and remain relevant in to changing development field.
3. Programme quality and Effectiveness:
  • Guide
    the successful development and roll out of implementation strategies and
    operational guidelines in response to WVU sector; program priorities; and
    child well-being aspirations
  • Ensure
    quality, focus, strategy alignment and feasibility in the development,
    design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all WVUs program
    interventions in alignment with the organisations guidelines, policies,
    procedures and other accepted norms and standards;
  • Ensure
    WVU programme interventions align with and contribute to achievement of
    the NO strategy.
  • Ensure
    that all projects and programs have functioning Monitoring and reporting
    systems and processes in place and the NO M&E system is functioning
    and yields information required to meet all stakeholder needs
  • Support
    operational research and documentation of WV programme experiences,
    successes, lessons learned with a view of continual building on these to
    improve programme quality
4. Engagements and Networks:
  • Ensure
    the National Office engages effectively with relevant Government
    Departments, Regional technical/sector representatives and Support Offices
    on technical guidance in programming
  • Leverage
    WVU expertise and experiences in development work to build networks and
    position WVU as a thought leader in the development arena
5. Resource Acquisition:
  • Ensure
    that other grant funded interventions are effectively supported , in terms
    of receiving timely and appropriate technical assistance and program
    orientation needed to meet or exceed donor performance and compliance
  • Ensure
    that Operations team and other staff receive the technical support they
    require to successfully meet established yearly resource acquisition
  • Ensure
    there is good working relationships and technical support coordination
    with Resource Development team in developing concepts & proposals;
6. Other duties as assigned:
  • Participate
    in regional and partnership initiatives as required
  • Attend
    and participate in the Senior Leadership Team meetings.
  • Attend,
    participate and/or lead in morning devotions and weekly chapel services
  • Perform
    other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the World Vision International Technical Services
    Director opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences,
    statistics, development or related field from a recognized University. Possession
    of an advanced degree is preferred;
  • A
    minimum of eight or more years’ experience with regards to the designing,
    planning, implementation, supervising and reporting on integrated
    development, relief and/or advocacy projects at middle management or
    senior level;
  • Detailed
    knowledge and conceptual understanding of and demonstrated practical
    command for implementing program design, management and evaluation
  • The
    incumbent must be a results-orientated leader who can handle a heavy work
    load as well as manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting
    organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands.
  • He
    /she must also excel and be able to support others at public relations and
    be a strong team player.
NB: The
position is open to Only Ugandan Nationals.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by
visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link
Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at
World Vision’s e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are
particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 27th July,
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