Non-profit Jobs – Technical Director, Education at World Vision International (WVI)

Organisation: World Vision
International (WVI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: National
About WVI:
World Vision
International is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government
Organization (NGO) 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 Regional
director for Education provides support and guidance to the NO to ensure that
strategies are in alignment with the regional and global strategy for education
and that education programming is evidence-based, innovative and effective. The
Technical Director, Education will support World Vision in;
Providing sectoral leadership in Education
programming across the region to contribute to child wellbeing.
Providing leadership for the planning, fundraising
and running of the learning center and leveraging for mainstreaming promising
practices throughout the region.
Defining the strategy, standards and enhance
ministry performance aligned to global industry standards.
Oversee resource development for expanding
programming in the sector.
Ensure the World Vision Uganda National Office is
focused on achieving learning outcomes and improving education target #4
through data collection and analysis for better performance.
Manage evidence and learning in Education
programming within a multi sector collaborative approach to enhance child wellbeing.
Lead skills building and capacity development for
Education programming in the region.
Provide guidance and coordination of relevant
initiatives in EAR; ensure projects are implemented according to work plans,
budgets and finances are on track, data is collected, quality standards are
met, appropriate personnel are hired and required reports are prepared.
The LC lead will be the principal institutional
liaison and key representative to external partners at the regional level,
working closely with NO leadership and other regional entities.
The LC lead will champion the foundational approach
for LC operation which is to advance integrated strategy, integrated teams and
integrated learning for child wellbeing.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Strategic Leadership:
Steer the development of education sector strategic
guidance and business plan in support of regional strategies and priorities,
and support the alignment of national strategic priorities.
Support in and ensure that National Offices develop
effective Technical Approaches, Programs and Projects appropriate to their
context, aligned with relevant.
Draw strategies, quality standards, and evidence
based project models and with appropriate input from other IM and regional
Ensure regional technical guidance, NO technical
approaches and Technical programs focus on child well-being through building
resilience, peace, protection and opportunity.
Significantly contribute to development of regional
and global EdLS strategies, priorities and plans ensuring that the priorities
of the region are acknowledged and integrated.
Manage and monitor regional capacity (internal and
external) across NOs to ensure flexible and sufficient capacity is available to
fulfill strategic objectives in the Education Sector.
Contribute cross-functionally to organisational
change management, quality assurance and coordination processes.
Coordinate the activities of the LC.
Provide technical direction to major education
initiatives in NOs in the region.
Contribute to the development of the overall EAR
Facilitate scaling up and scaling out of promising
practices in education and integrated programs to maximize child wellbeing
Technical and Operational: Enhance Ministry Performance:
Ensure the provision of technical support in the
development, adaptation and scaling up of specific project models and
approaches that contribute to specific child well-being outcomes.
Provide tailor made technical support to major
initiatives (such us the education transition initiative) and projects in the
Significantly contribute to overall program quality
and impact through supporting innovative strategies and partnerships and ensure
integration of key cross cutting themes by working closely with other sectors.
Coordinate well-planned integrated approaches to
building skills and expertise in NOs.
Ensure support to NOs are part of overall OCPs and
aligned to PST mechanisms for greater impact.
Ensure the provision of advice and guidance to
National Offices in drafting and submitting proposals in alignment with their
Manage the development of multi-country proposals
for education program.
Provide assistance to NOs in the identification of
key resources with the relevant knowledge and skills (and engage in recruitment
of staff in the disciplines).
Resource Development:
Stay alert to potential funding sources to support
National Offices and advise appropriate staff on these opportunities.
Work closely with the EAR resource development unit
(RDU), NOs and SO to support resource development for sectoral programming.
Ensure that regional technical guidance and business
plan includes resource development strategies.
Ensure the inclusion of a resource development
targets in all LC staff JDs and annual performance agreements.
Evidence and Learning:
Oversee the documentation and publication of
promising practices.
Coordinate the population of electronic library of
LCs knowledge and practices.
Champion the integrated Leaning site concept by
working with other LCs, NOs and IPS.
Share learning and provide capacity development for
personnel: Learning Labs organized around identified best practices.
Define and regularly update research priorities for
education and life skills in the region.
Engage research institutions and universities in
mission critical research to solve key problems/issues identified in
Enhance use of technology and innovation in
Build Networks and Collaborate:
Establish and strengthen linkages and networks with
relevant WV communities of practice and experts, leading institutions,
governments and other organizations.
Strengthen the Education and Life skills community
of practice (CoP) in EAR through the establishment and running of the regional
Coordinate the mobilization of technical expertise
across the region through GTRN, ensuring effective knowledge management,
learning and continuous improvement of programming in the region.
Actively engage with other regional organizations
working in the sector. This would include research and academic organizations,
NGOs and networks.
Work with other learning centers to champion
integrated programming contributing to child wellbeing.
Other Responsibilities:
Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and
daily devotional meetings.
Carry out additional responsibilities and projects
as assigned, including administrative and planning functions.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should hold a Master’s Degree in
Education or related field.
At least ten years’ experience in education programming,
of which five years working in a developing country, including program design,
strategic planning and project management.
The applicant must be a leading expert in their
field, able to translate this expertise into strategy, programming and fund
raising with strong commitment to initiate dialogue among and integration of
cross-sectoral expertise.
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills,
they will be able to lead and operate effectively in the context of a complex
international organization, to influence change through networks and to engage
effectively with other organizations.
A people leader with strong technical credentials,
who can create and operationalize strategies in a complex political and operational
Ability to explain, present and persuade through
oral and written papers and presentations, communicating effectively with
executives, institutional and private donors, front-line program staff and
partner agencies.
Must demonstrate World Visions Core Capabilities at
leadership level as well as individual level.
English is essential and an ability to work in
French is an advantage.
Must be willing to have learning contacts with the
grass-roots work of the organization.
Excellent communication skills and negotiation
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Good writing and facilitation skills.
Must be people-minded and relational with WV staff
at all levels.
Detailed knowledge and understanding of various East
Africa contexts through experience working in the region.
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: 9th October, 2015.
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