Programme Manager – WASH NGO Job Careers – World Vision International

 Programme Manager – WASH
Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior
Programmes Director
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 – WASH  will provide leadership
and management of WVU programmes (Area Development Programmes (ADPs) and grant
projects) within a designated district/s in 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
  • Manage,
    supervise and build the capacity of programme staff (ADPs and grant
    projects) in quality programme development, management and implementation:
  • Management
    and coordination of programmes and staffing .
  • Capacity
    building of staff (trainings and coaching sessions of teams and individual
    staff in organization programming, performance management and
  • Team
    and individual staff performance management.
  • Coaching,
    mentoring and counseling sessions for all staff.
  • Guidance
    to program staff in planning and monitoring detailed implementation plans
    and activities.
  • Setting
    and managing staffing targets and priorities..
  • Scale
    up staff spiritual nurture.
  • Plan
    and effect reflection and learning events.
Operations planning and
  • 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.
  • Lead
    the process of baselines, evaluations and planning.
  • Manage
    the translation of plans into operations and monitor their implementation.
  • Support
    and guide staff in developing of work plans.
  • 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.
  • Steer
    the identification and documenting of community needs and fundable ideas.
  • Develop
    small PNSF proposals for resource mobilization.
Programme monitoring and
  • 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.
  • Send
    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.
  • Lead
    in sharing of M&E findings at district level through district level
    meetings and forums.
  • Quality
    and timely delivery of assessments, designs and plans by field programmes.
  • Quality
    and timely bi-annual and annual reports.
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.
  • Facilitate
    staff capacity enhancement on aspects of partnering, collaboration and
  • Facilitate
    effective management of sub-granting to the different implementing
  • Facilitate
    periodic mapping and updating of the partners database at the programme
  • Ensure
    partner review and reflection events are held on a periodic basis.
Advocacy, Networking and
  • 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.
  • Link
    local level advocacy engagements with national policy processes.
  • Develop
    strategies for collaborations within the district.
  • Document
    lessons and learning’s from advocacy engagement
Sponsorship Management:
  • Effective
    management of child sponsorship operations and performance
  • Lead
    in sharing, understanding and adherence to standards.
  • Management
    of SOIs in line with sponsorship standards.
  • Implementation
    of child Monitoring in line with monitoring standards.
  • Ensure
    that sponsorship business processes are operational in the programme
  • Oversight
    support to programmes on use of sponsorship data to inform evidence-based
  • Guide
    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
  • Support
    and lobby the Local Government to ensure functionality of child protection
    structures and systems at all levels (formal and informal)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Financial
    management – Financial management and accountability in line with policy
  • Risk
    management – Monitor and address or report any risks to management.
  • Asset
    management – manage assets in the programmes in line with assets and other
    policy and set guidelines.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the World Vision Programme Manager – WASH job
    opportunity should hold a university degree in development studies or
    related field.
  • 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.
  • Must
    be able to communicate in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Practicing
    accountability & integrity.
  • Practicing
    gender and cultural diversity.
  • Influencing
    individuals and groups.
  • Learning
    for growth and development.
  • Communicating
    information effectively.
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 February 2018
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