Associate Director – CESP Non-profit Careers – World Vision International

Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Operations 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 Associate Director – Community Engagement
and Sponsorship Programming leads the overall management and implementation of
WVU’s Development Program Approach (DPA), sponsorship and child protection
programming, ensuring these are managed effectively and contribute to Child
Well-Being Outcomes in line with the World Vision Uganda Strategic priorities,
community and donor accountability requirements.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide technical leadership and oversight to WV Uganda’s
    sponsorship team and resources.
  • Provide leadership in ensuring effective integration of sponsorship
    in critical Design, Monitoring and Evaluation processes from assessment,
    re/design, M&E and transition in accordance with established
  • Continuously plan and implement a national office Annual sponsorship
    Operating plan (ASOP) that enables WVU to meet and exceed established
    partnership standards.
  • Ensure integration of Child monitoring into programme monitoring;
    generate trend analysis of emerging Child Wellbeing issues from
    Sponsorship Information System and draw recommendations to address these
    emerging Child Wellbeing issues.
  • Provides leadership in rolling out Sponsorship Field Operating Model
  • Community-level sponsorship activities are integrated with
    programming activities. This includes planning for inclusion and
    monitoring of Registered Children along with programme planning and
  • Approach to working with community volunteers and partners needs are
    clarified and streamlined to ensure community ownership and
  • Seek opportunities to identify approaches, models and best practices
    in current program that can be scaled up to strengthen and sustain child
    monitoring processes and systems to maximize participation of community
    based partners in recruitment and monitoring of children.
  • Develop and maintain organizational sponsorship performance quality
    metrics, and quality dashboards integrating statistical analysis and
    leading specific actions to achieve optimal outcomes in sponsorship
    management and programming.
Child Protection
Technical Program Management
  • Under the overall supervision and coordination of the Operations
  • Lead the Child Protection (CP) strategic planning and be responsible
    for the CP technical program implementation. Provide leadership and
    management (planning, implementation, supervision, monitoring and
    evaluation) of all Child protection and projects across WVU programming
  • Lead reflection on Child Protection Technical Program performance
    with aim of ensuring that all child protection projects and activities are
    implemented on time, target and budget.
  • Ensure Child Protection high impact, quality implementation and
    strict compliance with World Vision standards and requirements;
  • Support the operational planning and development of Child Protection
    programs in collaboration with Program Managers Finance and other key
  • Support Child Safeguarding work and ensures World Vision Uganda
    comply with child safe organization standards.
  • Provide support and capacity building in the management, design, and
    implementation and monitoring of Child Protection Programs.
  • Ensure Child Protection risk management/safeguarding strategies are
    implemented throughout all existing and new programs.
  • Work in close collaboration with Advocacy take lead on the design
    and development of a Child Protection local advocacy strategies.
Development Program
Approach (DPA) Management
  • In collaboration with Technical Program Managers and Regional
    Program Managers ensures that WV’s Development Programme Approach links
    well with technical programs and are jointly being implemented with
    communities and partners within area programmes.
  • Contextualize and is responsible for rolling out principles,
    standards and guidance on how World Vision Ugandans works with communities
    and partners to improve and sustain the well-being of children, especially
    the most vulnerable.
  • Ensures that WVU programs are implemented in a way that builds local
    ownership and sustainability through community and partner engagement,
    joint planning and implementation, and local advocacy.
  • Responsible for contextualisation of the Development Programme
    Approach and ongoing refinement based on learning in applying LEAP 3 and
    refining Sponsorship Field Operating Model, as all of these are
    interrelated and need to be mutually reinforcing.
  • Provides guidance on equipping local level staff in Development
    Programming Approach to reinforce their technical depth in engagement with
    communities and local partners in achieving Child Wellbeing (CWB).
  • In close working with Senior Programs Manager-Household Engagement
    and accountability approach accelerate the implementation of the
    Development Program Approach initiative called Household Engagement and
    Accountability Approach (HEAA) in WV Uganda Area Programs and grants in a
    manner that meets set standards as well as empowering the wellbeing of
    children, households and communities;
  • In collaboration with Technical Program Managers, develops and roles
    out HEAA curriculum that integrates all technical program implementation
    at the household level
  • Review and roles out the tools for measuring the impact of HEAA at
    the program level.
  • Work in close collaboration with M&E, track the documentation of
    evidence and learning that support the effectiveness of HEAA and ensures
    that all required standards and quality assurance standards are met by
  • Popularize HEAA in WV international as a promising innovation for
    community engagement and facilitation
  • Profile HEAA as WVU strategic initiative and measure how it
    accelerates the realization of the strategy

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the World Vision Associate Director – CESP job
    placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s  Degree in Development Studies, Social
    Work and Social Administration or related field
  • Post graduate degree in relevant field (International
    development/international relations).
  • Five years’ experience in blending development in aspects of
    sponsorship and child protection in project design, implementation,
    monitoring and evaluation in a complex program environment
  • Extensive knowledge of development issues and understanding of the
    community engagement and facilitation best practices
  • Excellent application knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Power Point,
    Lotus notes and internet applications.
  • Experience in project documentation, reporting, program information
    for donors and the World Vision partnership.
  • Capacity to provide solid leadership and decision-making skills for
    efficient and effective day to day project implementation.
  • Ability to work with different partners, local authorities, local
    organizations and NGOs, to develop and maintain positive relationships.
  • Demonstrate well – developed interpersonal skills, excellent
    communication skills, both verbal, written (in English) as well as
    negotiation skills.
  • Strong understanding of systems design and implementation protocols.
  • Strong inter-personal skills, and proven team-player.
  • Proven ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Able to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically
    upto 40% of the time and occasionally internationally.
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: 31st December 2018
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