Technical Programme Manager Child Protection NGO Careers – World Vision International

 

Job Title:    Technical Programme Manager
Child Protection

Organisation: World Vision International

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: 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 Technical Programme Manager- Child
Protection will provide overall country office technical leadership and guide
the strategy in Peace and Child Protection program execution, monitoring,
reporting, planning and partnership processes in a manner that promotes
continuous improvement and innovation in line with WV’s standards and
guidelines and ensure alignment with the Government policies and strategies. As
a Technical Program Manager in WVU, he/she is responsible for
operationalization of the Technical Program priorities. Provide overall
leadership, oversight and management support for all aspects of Peace and Child
Protection 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
standards.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Technical
Leadership and Program Management

·       
Ensure
provision of adequate technical support to Peace and Child Protection, gender
and disability projects by technical experts.

·       
Provide
leadership to advocacy implementation within Protection and Peace and Child
Protection

·       
Work
closely with the strategy and program effectiveness team for quality child
wellbeing, annual and technical reports.

·       
Provide
strong and positive leadership to the field Peace and Child Protection
Technical Program (TP) Officers ensuring competent and motivated staff are
hired and retained.

·       
Support
professional and personal development of Peace and Child Protection technical
staff through on-the-job coaching, identification of learning and training
needs and opportunities.

·       
Ensure
that Peace and Child Protection Technical Programme is managed and executed
well as per plans within time, cost and budgets, meeting donor and community
accountability.

·       
Provide
support to the Regional Program Managers and Cluster Managers to monitor
operations budgets, funding, expenditures and execution.

·       
Ensure
Peace and Child Protection 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.

·       
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.

·       
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 realisation of TP objectives.

·       
Assess
and plan for Peace and Child Protection staff capacities/competencies.

·       
Conduct
timely training needs assessment among staff

·       
Facilitate
capacity building of staff on Peace and Child Protection

·       
Staff
supervision and guidance to ensure overall quality and comprehensive protection
and Peace and Child Protection technical program

Technical Program
Planning and Implementation

·       
In
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)

·       
Develop
a business plan for Peace and Child Protection TP in alignment with strategy
and plans of other departments.

·       
Ensure
Children’s Sponsorship standards are adhered to in implementation of the Peace
and Child Protection Projects

·       
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 SOs/donors

·       
Approve
the technical Area Plans, detailed implementation plans for all projects/grants
and approval of reports.

·       
Support
the Associate Director Grants in Peace and Child Protection Technical programs
related grants start up and implementation

·       
Work
with cluster/AP Peace and Child Protection teams to provide support of Peace
and Child Protection 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 manner.

Technical Program
Reporting

·       
Responsible
for Peace and Child Protection 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 Peace and Child Protection technical
projects and ensures that it conforms to support offices fiduciary requirements
as well as donor promise.

Accountability and
Quality Assurance for Model Implementation

·       
In close
collaboration with Regional Program Managers, ensure provision of good quality
services to technical programme implementation (Model fedelity) 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 programmes meet defined
programme quality standards including indicator performance.

·       
Ensure
that findings and recommendations from various accountability mechanisms such
as reflection, Operational and Finance Audits, Technical Programme 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

Other duties

·       
Perform
any other duty as may be assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time

·       
Participate
and contribute in committees and task forces e.g. Senior Management Committee

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal applicant for the World Vision Technical Programme Manager- Child
Protection job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Child Development,
Child Psychology, Child Protection and a Master’s degree in a related field.

·       
Training
or certification in Portfolio and/or Programme Management with accredited
institutions such as PMI, or IPMA.

·       
Minimum
of 10 years’ experience in Peace and Child Protection or Social services,
protection; with a thorough understanding of all areas of project management
cycles in a complex, international development organization. 5 years should
have been at a managerial level.

·       
Excellent
project management skills and good understanding of the project life cycle- PMD
Pro1

·       
Experience
with development project management tools such as logframes, monitoring and
evaluation tools and budgets.

·       
Experience
in supervision skills, including training, mentoring and supporting staff

·       
Must
have some legal experience on issues related to Peace and Child Protection,
protection.

·       
The
position holder must be results oriented and team a player.

·       
Track
record demonstrating high integrity, reliable and dependable

·       
Excellent
written and verbal communication skills, including report-writing and formal
communication skills.

·       
Excellent
computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office and Lotus Notes (or another
main email system such as Microsoft Outlook).

·       
Cross-cultural
sensitivity, flexible worldview, and ability to work with a wide range of
people from different backgrounds.

·       
Emotional
and spiritual maturity and ability to lead a team of professionals.

·       
Good
understanding of World Vision and Sphere relief standards.

·       
Knowledge
of and adherence to the internal/national child protection behavior protocols.

·       
Networking
and influencing skills

·       
Strong
negotiation skills.

·       
Ability
to work with minimal supervision.

·       
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 staff.

·       
Ability
to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.

·       
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 submit your application and complete
Curriculum Vitae by applying online through visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.

 

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Here

 

Deadline: 14th February 2021

 

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