World Vision International NGO Jobs – Programme Manager

Job Title:   Programme Manager
Organisation: World Vision International 
Reports to:  Regional Operations Manager
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 World
Vision Program Manager will provide leadership and management of WVU programmes
(Area Development Programmes (ADPs) and grant projects) in Tororo Cluster with the
development of programme and project designs and plans, capacity building and
facilitate implementation of ADP and grant interventions in a manner that
empower communities, children and local institutions in the ADP and Grant
Project Area in line with WVU strategic direction, ministry integration and
performance standards.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Leadership and supervision of teams and individual staff:
supervise and build the capacity of programme staff (ADPs and grant projects)
in quality programme development, management and implementation:
Responsible for the management and coordination of
programmes and staffing.
In charge of capacity building of staff (trainings
and coaching sessions of teams and individual staff in organization
programming, performance management and implementation.
Steer team and individual staff performance
Coaching, mentoring and counseling sessions for all
Provision of guidance to program staff in planning
and monitoring detailed implementation plans and Setting and managing staffing
targets and priorities.
Scale up staff spiritual nurture.
Plan and effect reflection and learning events.
Operations planning and implementation:
Coordinate, guide and facilitate
operational planning and implementation of integrated development programmes
and projects in the programme area:
Support the roll out of organizational strategic
directions, guidelines, tools, models and frameworks
Develop ADP and grants designs, annual plans.
Steer the process of baselines, evaluations and
Manage the translation of plans into operations and
monitor their implementation.
Support and guide staff in developing of work plans.
Coach and mentor staff in translating organization
expectations into designs, plans and M&E processes.
Monitoring and supervise of timely and quality
implementation of ADPs and grant project annual plans and targets.
Take lead in the identification and documenting of
community needs and fundable ideas.
Develop small PNSF proposals for resource
Programme monitoring and reporting:
Facilitate effective monitoring,
evaluation, documentation and reporting in line with agreed organisational
targets and standards:
Establishment of functioning programme level M&E
system and 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 reports (progress against planned
activities, expense against estimated budget, etc) of program and grant project
activities to the Regional Operations Manager as per agreed schedule.
Prepare semi-annual and annual reports of program
and grants activities (progress against delivery of outputs and achievement of
outcomes, etc) to the Support Office/donors and to National Office as per
agreed schedule.
Ensure appropriate filing and availability of
documentation required for internal and external communications,
accountability, audits, evaluation purposes and reporting
Supervise on-going program assessments, evaluation
and operational research studies, and take lead in utilizing the
recommendations to improve programming.
Steer the sharing of M&E findings at district
level through district level meetings and forums.
Responsible for quality and timely delivery of
assessments, designs and plans by field programmes.
Send quality and timely bi-annual and annual
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.
WVU programme staff 
are represented and participates actively in the different relevant
events organized by partners and stakeholders including district celebrations
and events like farmers day, World AIDS day and others.
Actively facilitate staff capacity enhancement on
aspects of partnering, collaboration and networking.
Facilitate effective management of sub-granting to
the different implementing partners.
Facilitate periodic mapping and updating of the
partners database at the programme level.
Ensure partner review and reflection events are held
on a periodic basis.
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.
Build strategic networks, coalitions and alliances
on key advocacy issues.
Develop a data base of strategic networks and
partnerships for advocacy.
Advocacy and justice for children integrated in
programme and project operations and plans.
Build and link local level advocacy engagements with
national policy processes.
Develop strategies for collaborations within the
Document lessons and learning’s from advocacy
Sponsorship Management:
Effective management of child sponsorship operations
and performance
Steer the sharing, understanding and adherence to
Management of SOIs in line with sponsorship
Implementation of child monitoring in line with
monitoring standards.
Ensure that sponsorship  business processes are operational in the
Oversight support to programmes on use of
sponsorship data to inform evidence-based programming.
Direct and support the development programme level
business processes.
Monitor and oversight support in management of
sponsorship performance in compliance with partnership standards.
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)
Actively facilitate specialists to support in
mainstreaming and integration of child protection into all programmes
Facilitate children to participate in all programme
processes and interventions
Support staff and community structures in ensuring
appropriate allegation and case management geared towards justice for children
Support staff and specialists to document, publish
and share learnings regarding child protection
Support staff to conduct research and engage in
advocacy against child rights violations
Ensure capacity building for staff and stakeholders
for effective child protection programming
Financial/ Budgeting and Assets Management:
Budgeting – Annual
planning and budgeting for all programmes and projects in line with planning
and budgeting guidelines and timelines
Budget management – Programme
and project budget expenditure are within the planned time frame and approved
budgets. Monitor and manage over or under spending in a timely manner in line
with standards.
Financial management – Financial
management and accountability in line with policy guidelines.
Risk management – Monitor and address or report any
risks  to management.
Asset management – manages assets
in the programmes in line with assets and other policy and set guidelines.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant should preferably hold a university
degree in development studies or related field.
Possession of a post graduate qualification in a
development field is an asset
Master’s Degree in a Development Field is preferred
At least six years’ experience in community
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
Excellent command of the English language, both
written and spoken.
Working knowledge of financial and human resource
The applicant must be able 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.
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 below.
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: 4th September, 2015.
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