Programme Quality Director NGO Careers – World Vision International


Job Title:     Programme Quality Director

Organisation: World Vision International

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


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 Quality (PQ) Director will
ensure strategy objectives are reached through leadership in the design and
monitoring of all WVU programmes and ensuring that technical support and
guidance to Operations department which is responsible for programme
implementation. Programme design shall be aligned with Our Promise and be
continuously enhanced through both formal and informal reflection and learning
processes that are informed by strong data and engage a range of internal and
external stakeholders. The role will ensure that WVU is an externally facing
organization, engaging a variety of stakeholders for the purposes of
coordination, learning, income generation and advocacy. The PQ Director’s
responsibilities will include overall leadership for the advocacy function,
seeking to grow the scale and effectiveness of advocacy in achieving WVU’s
strategic objectives. The PQ Director is also accountable for resource
acquisition and leading the department to identify and secure new sources of
institutional and private funding in order to meet strategic priorities. The
position also holds accountability for Child & Adult Safeguarding within


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Programme Design
and Quality:

accordance with national strategy, lead overall programme design and quality
assurance through a team of Technical Leads.

for the ongoing development and improvement of Technical Programmes and other
core programme design processes (including grant projects) and ensuring
alignment with Our Promise and National Strategy.

that all programmes remain relevant, innovative and strategy focused through
ongoing reflection and learning processes.

for M&E processes within WVU (according to LEAP standards) and for ensuring
that high quality data is demonstrate accountability, measure the achievements
of programmes and the national strategy and drive ongoing programme improvements.
This includes ensuring regular provision of information to enable Senior
Leadership and Board to track progress towards Country Strategy child
well-being objectives.

Make a
lead contribution to review and/or redesign of Country Strategy and Technical
Programmes as may be required.

for ensuring strong information management for all programme-related
(non-financial) information, including compliance with the Horizon MIS.


for the development and implementation of a strategy-aligned advocacy plan,
incorporating policy advocacy, national/global campaigns and local-level
advocacy/social accountability components.

strong collaboration in delivering advocacy within PQ division, across WVU
departments and with external stakeholders (including formal advocacy

directly in policy-level advocacy, where required.

for WVU contribution to global campaigns (It Takes a World) and related


for leading and coordinating WVU’s engagement with key stakeholders, notably
key government stakeholders, donors, UN agencies, local and international NGOs.

WVU is strongly represented in all relevant inter-agency fora, working groups,
standing committees etc., as required for compliance with UN/governments
processes and as necessary to ensure appropriate visibility.

personal relationships with key external stakeholders, as appropriate.


for raising necessary funds (other than sponsorship funds) in accordance with
WVU’s strategy requirements.

strong donor/SO engagement and positioning for grant opportunities.

that annual fundraising targets are met through preparation of high quality,
funding proposals.


for execution of effective and compliant Adult & Child Safeguarding policy.

the National Director through active participation in the Senior Leadership
Team and strong engagement with the WVU Board of Governors.

Act as
the coordinator and chair of the WVU Strategy Support Team.

mentorship for high potential staff, as identified through WVU’s talent
management approach.

additional tasks, as directed by the National Director.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal applicant for the World Vision Programme Quality Director job must
hold a post-graduate degree in social
science or other relevant field. A requirement.

skills: strong academic and/or direct programming experience in comparable
humanitarian/development contexts.

At least
five years of experience in a field role, focused on programme design, M&E
or grants acquisition.

of 10 years’ experience in staff management role.

in working with child rights or child-focused issues a strong advantage.

capacity in leadership, relationship management/networking, and coordination is

personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.

maturity, inter-faith knowledge and a biblical worldview – ability to articulate
and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.

of well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both
verbal and written.

conceptual and analytical skills, ability to take an evidence-based approach to
programme design.

facilitation skills.


Ensure a
gender perspective in the scope of work.

experience in a World Vision office is an advantage.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to submit
your application and complete Curriculum Vitae by applying online through
visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link




Deadline: 11th September 2020


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