Programme Manager NGO Career Jobs – World Vision International

Job Title:         Programme Manager
Organisation: World Vision
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Regional
Programmes Manager
About US:
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 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 Programme
Manager will provide overall leadership, support and management of WV Uganda
Area Programmes (APs) and grants within Mbale- Butaleja in a manner that meets
set standards as well as empower the wellbeing of children, households and
communities. The incumbent will ensure accurate and timely responses in the
principle areas of programme development and implementation, accounting, human
resource management, logistics and communication.
Key Duties and
Leadership and Management:
  • Lead and support AP teams and partners to
    develop, implement, monitor and evaluate project implementation plan and
  • Lead and manage integration of programmes
    and operations from all funding steams.
  • Provide guidance on integration of
    advocacy and disaster/ risk management in field level development
    programmes and programme/ project designs and implementation strategies.
  • Tasked with the dissemination and support
    implementation of Partnership and National Office strategies, guidelines,
    initiatives and policies in the district.
  • Oversee the implementation of management
    decisions/recommendations in the district and programmes/ projects in
    order to meet quality standards, and promote alignment with strategies and
  • Develop human resource development plan,
    and manage staff development/ growth in order to build a cadre of high
    performing staff among his/her team.
Networking and Advocacy:
  • Build strategic partnerships, networks,
    coalitions and alliances at the district level and link it with national
    level strategic engagements.
  • Spearhead, coordinate and promote district
    level advocacy, lobbying and influencing initiatives.
  • Document lessons and learning’s from the
    district programmes and projects and link with national level advocacy
  • Document lessons and learning’s from
    advocacy engagements
  • Support partnership development at local
    and national level.
  • Be able to build capacity of partners in
    project management, including financial management, performance management
Resource Mobilization:
  • Actively engage in resource mobilization
    to execute WVU Strategy
  • Actively participate in proposal writing
    and engagement with donors to ensure smooth program management.
  • Identify, market opportunities and monitor
    donor trends and for growing grant funding from governments and
    multilaterals in collaboration with the Regional Resources Acquisition and
    management Team Leader and the support offices.
  • Ensure that the proposal development and
    related processes include standardized approaches for budget, procurement
    and personnel planning and monitoring.
Accountability and Quality Assurance:
  • In close collaboration with sector
    specialists, ensure quality programming while following partnership
    standards, policies and protocols, including all relevant sections of the Field
    Financial Manual.
  • In close collaboration with HR, ensure
    right programme staff are recruited, retained, and provided with
    intentional opportunities, mentoring and coaching for development. Ensure
    that the programme staff based in remote locations receive care and
  • Ensure adequate quality assurance
    processes while positioning programmes to meet defined programme quality
    standards including Design Monitoring and Evaluation (DME).
Child Protection and Wellbeing:
  • Work in liaison with the Child Protection
    Lead, ensure that all staff and key stakeholders are oriented on the Child
    Protection strategic objective, CP standards and policy
  • Ensure that all child protection
    compliance standards and guidelines are fully met Work with the Child
    Protection Lead to ensure that the Child Protection Strategic Objective is
    operationalised in the cluster using the WVI approved models,
    methodologies and Standards
  • Work with the District Leadership, child
    actors and other key stakeholders to ensure that there is effective
    reporting, referral and follow up of child protection incidents according
    to the WVI approved CP standards
  • Innovatively and creatively initiate
    multiple child protection projects geared at promoting enhanced protection
    of girls and boys
Child Sponsorship Operations:
  • Effectively roll out the integration of
    Child Sponsorship in WVU Programming using the existing guidelines.
  • Effectively roll out of local and global
    Child Sponsorship initiatives and systems using the existing guidelines.
  • Streamline and ensure quality and timely
    Child Sponsorship related Communications from the Cluster to National
    Office, district stakeholders and Support Offices.
  • Ensure timely and quality monthly ,
    quarterly and bi-annual Child Sponsorship Integration report as per set
    WVU guideline.
  • Ensure excellent management of donor or
    sponsor visits.
Information Management:
  • Ensure necessary tracking, compilation,
    analysis and innovative use of programmatic data,
  • Ensure timely compilation of monthly,
    quarterly and annual Programmatic Reports.
  • Support Communications in preparation of
    marketing and informational material for WV and external donor
Gender, Disability, Peace Building and Environment:
  • Work in liaison with Sector Specialists,
    ensure mainstreaming of crosscutting themes in WVU programmes and
    operations while following policies, technical guidelines and standards
  • Ensure development of
    mechanisms/strategies for gender, peace building and environment
    mainstreaming in programmes and project interventions
  • Work closely with the HR and the Gender
    Office put in place mechanisms that ensure equitable opportunities for
    male and female staff, intentional mentoring and coaching of female staff
    for development and promote a gender responsive environment in the Cluster
  • Ensure research and documentation on
    promising practices on gender, peace building and environment to generate
    evidence to inform programming and learning.
  • Ensure integration of gender, peace
    building and environment issues in district advocacy engagements while providing
    linkage to national level strategic engagements.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision
    Programme Manager career opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    any development related field (social sciences, development studies,
    management, education, agriculture or public health). Master’s degree is
    an advantage.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in
    managing complex grants and programs with significant experience in
    overseeing large multi-year government grants.
  • Excellent written communication &
    analytical skills, including research and the writing of proposals and
  • Excellent understanding of project cycle
  • Excellent People management skills with
    good team-building skills, as well as strong interpersonal and networking
    skills cross organizationally and with different cultures
  • Strong results orientation with ability to
    handle a heavy work load, manage and satisfy multiple conflicting
    organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and
    maintain effective working relationships with all staff and other key
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: 20th August

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