Programme Manager NGO Jobs – World Vision International

Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station: 
Reports to: Regional
Programme 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 – Nakasongola Cluster
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
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
  • Tasked with the management and coordination of programmes and
  • Capacity building of staff (trainings and coaching sessions of teams
    and individual staff in organization programming, performance management
    and implementation.
  • 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 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.
  • Lead the process of baselines, evaluations and planning.
  • Manage the translation of plans into operations and monitor their
  • 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.
  • Lead in identification and documenting of community needs and
    fundable ideas.
  • Develop small PNSF proposals for resource mobilization.
monitoring and reporting:
Facilitate effective monitoring, evaluation,
documentation and reporting in line with agreed organisational targets and
  • In charge of the 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
  • 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
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
  • 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
  • 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
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
  • Develop a data base of strategic networks and partnerships for
  • Advocacy and justice for children integrated in programme and
    project operations and plans.
  • Link local level advocacy engagements with national policy
  • Develop strategies for collaborations within the district.
  • Document lessons and learning’s from advocacy engagements
  • 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
  • Ensure that sponsorship business processes are operational in the
  • Oversight support to programmes on use of sponsorship data to inform
    evidence-based programming.
  • Guide and support the development programme level business
  • 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
  • Facilitate specialists to support in mainstreaming and integration
    of child protection into all programmes
  • Facilitate children to participate in all programme processes and
  • 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
  • Asset management – manage assets in the programmes in line with
    assets and other policy and set guidelines.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the World Vision Programme Manager – Nakasongola
    Cluster job placement should preferably hold a university degree in
    development studies or related field.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in community development.
  • Must have good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken.
  • Knowledge of financial and human resource management.
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: 20th January 2019
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