Technical Program Manager – Education NGO Careers – World Vision International

Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Operations
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 Technical Program Manager-Education will
be responsible for operationalization of the technical program priorities.
Provide overall leadership, oversight and management support for all aspects of
education technical programming in operations divisions. Ensure technical
program implementation is managed effectively and contribute to child
well-being outcomes in line with national office strategic priorities and meets
community and donor accountability in line with world vision’s policies and
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Technical Programme
Implementation Management
  • Provide strong and positive leadership to the field education
    technical program (TP) officers ensuring competent and motivated staff are
    hired and retained.
  • Support professional and personal development of education technical
    staff through on-the-job coaching, identification of learning and training
    needs and opportunities.
  • Ensure that education technical programme is managed and executed
    well as per plans within time, cost and budgets, meeting donor and
    community accountability.
  • Offer support to the regional program managers and cluster managers
    to monitor operations budgets, funding, expenditures and execution.
  • Ensure education technical program and all related projects achieve
    child well-being outcomes in line with the organization’s ministry
    framework and development approach, and national office (NO) strategic
    priorities and programme designs.
  • Develop and implement strategies for intentional and mutual learning
    among technical program staff between projects and between other regions.
  • Provide oversight of the technical program operational risk
    management, including ensuring timely responsiveness to issues that might
    compromise the effective implementation of the technical program.
  • Actively contribute to the effective TP related disaster management
    and emergency functions, based on partnership protocols and standards.
  • Ensure that technical program field level programming contributes to
    national level advocacy strategies.
  • Supports the TPOs and program managers to have meaningful
    engagements with al partners across areas where the TP is implemented
    (especially districts) for realization of TP objectives.
  • Ensure children’s sponsorship standards are adhered to in
    implementation of the education projects
Technical Program
  • Work in close collaboration with regional program managers
    significantly contribute to the development of technical program detailed
    implementation plan (DIPs) and key priorities of WV operations (short,
    medium and long)
  • Formulate a business plan for education TP in alignment with
    strategy and plans of other departments.
  • Takes the needs of registered children into consideration in the
    design and plans of technical plans
  • Support the regional program managers to develop budget for TP;
    provides rough budget estimates for each “Technical Project” implemented
    in each AP; estimate national-level activity and operation budget; make
    plan for funding portfolio and coordinate with area plan to negotiate with
Technical Programs
Grants Implementation Support
  • Support the associate director grants in education technical
    programs related grants start up and implementation
  • Work with cluster/AP education teams to provide support of education
    grants and ensure the implementation is done in an integrated manner.
  • Actively participate in grants reporting as well as reflection and
    ensures that projects are responding to the emerging issues in timely
Accountability and
Quality Assurance for Model Implementation
  • In close collaboration with regional program managers, ensure
    provision of good quality services to technical program implementation
    (Model fidelity) and in turn follow partnership standards, policies and
    protocols, including all relevant sections of LEAP 3 implementation guidance.
  • Support adequate quality assurance processes to ensure that programs
    meet defined program quality standards including indicator performance.
  • Ensure that findings and recommendations from various accountability
    mechanisms such as reflection, operational and finance audits, technical
    program evaluations, technical program reviews, are acted upon in a timely
    and effective manner.
  • Supports regional program managers to adapt technical programmes for
    implementation at the local level
Technical Program
  • Responsible for education technical program baseline, indicator
    tracking table (ITT) and activity monitoring, semi-annual and annual
    reports and evaluation of technical program.
  • Ensures results of technical programme is measured by outcome/output
    indicator achievements
  • Leads the semi-annual and annual technical program reporting and
    ensures child wellbeing impact is adequately captured and presented in a
    manner that is supported by quality evidence and scale.
  • Supports the area plans related annual reporting on education
    technical projects and ensures that it conforms to support offices
    fiduciary requirements as well as donor promise.
  • Perform any other duties as required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the World Vision Technical Program Manager –
    Education job placement should preferably hold a Master’s degree in
    Education , Management or other field applicable to developing country
  • Post Graduate Qualification in Project Planning management is
  • Additional training or certification in Portfolio and/or Programme
    Management with accredited institutions such as PMI, or IPMA.
  • At least five years of managerial experience in Portfolio and
    Program Management with a thorough understanding of all areas of project
    management cycles in a complex, international development organization.
  • Ability to engage at a strategic level
  • Good report writing skills is a prerequisite
  • Strong budgetary and financial management skills.
  • Good interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural
    contexts, stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with
    limited resources.
  • Able to work on a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national
  • Ability to solve complex problems and to exercise independent
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes or similar
    database, email and internet programs.
  • Ability to travel within country, regional and 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: 27th March 2019
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