Non-profit Jobs – Program Manager at World Vision

Job Title:  Program Manager
Organisation: World
Reports to:  Regional Operations Manager
Duty Station: Uganda
About WVU:
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 World
Vision Program Manager 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 standards.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Leadership and Supervision
of teams and Individual staff:
supervise and build the capacity of programme staff (ADPs and grant projects)
in quality programme development, management and implementation:
  • Management
    and coordination of programmes and staffing .
  • In
    charge of 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.
  • Provide
    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.
2. Operations Planning and
guide and facilitate operational planning and implementation of integrated
development programmes and projects in the programme area:
  • Technically
    support the roll out of organizational strategic directions, guidelines,
    tools, models and framework
  • Develop
    ADP and grants designs, annual plans.
  • Spearhead
    the process of baselines, evaluations and planning.
  • Manage
    the translation of plans into operations and monitor their implementation.
  • Technically
    support and guide staff in developing of work plans.
  • Train
    and mentor staff in translating organization expectations into designs,
    plans and M&E processes.
  • Actively
    monitoring and supervise of timely and quality implementation of ADPs and
    grant project annual plans and targets.
  • Steer
    the identification and documenting of community needs and fundable ideas
  • Develop
    small PNSF proposals for resource mobilization
3. Programme Monitoring and
Facilitate effective
monitoring, evaluation, documentation and reporting in line with agreed
organisational targets and standards:
  • 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 results.
  • Provide
    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
  • Manage
    the on-going program assessments, evaluation and operational research
    studies, and take lead in utilizing the recommendations to improve
  • Take
    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.
4. 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 Committee.
  • 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 others.
  • Actively
    facilitate staff capacity enhancement on aspects of partnering,
    collaboration and networking.
  • Facilitate
    effective management of sub-granting to the different implementing
  • Facilitate
    periodic mapping and updating of the partners database at the programme
  • Ensure
    partner review and reflection events are held on a periodic basis
5. Advocacy, Networking and
Guide and spearhead District level advocacy
and justice for children in areas of children’s wellbeing, rights and
  • Identify
    and guide local level advocacy engagements.
  • Build
    and grow strategic networks, coalitions and alliances on key advocacy
  • Develop
    a data base of strategic networks and partnerships for advocacy.
  • Advocacy
    and justice for children integrated in programme and project operations
    and plans.
  • Link
    local level advocacy engagements with national policy processes.
  • Develop
    strategies for collaborations within the district.
  • Document
    lessons and learnings from advocacy engagements
6. Sponsorship
Effective management of child sponsorship
operations and performance
  • Lead
    in sharing, understanding and adherence to standards.
  • Management
    of SOIs in line with sponsorship standards.
  • In
    charge of the implementation of child Monitoring in line with monitoring
  • Ensure
    that sponsorship business processes are operational in the programme
  • Manage
    the support to programmes on use of sponsorship data to inform
    evidence-based programming.
  • Guide
    and support the development programme level business processes.
  • Monitor
    and oversight support in management of sponsorship performance in
    compliance with partnership standards.
7. Child Protection: Ensure compliance to child protection policy
in all programmes (background checks, protocols, audit recommendations, child
protection in sponsorship etc)
  • Technically
    support and lobby the Local Government to ensure functionality of child
    protection structures and systems at all levels (formal and informal)
  • Facilitate
    specialists to support in mainstreaming and integration of child
    protection into all programmes
  • Actively
    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
  • Ensure
    capacity building for staff and stakeholders for effective child
    protection programming
8. Financial/ Budgeting and
Assets Management:
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.
  • Actively
    monitor and manage over or under spending in a timely manner in line with
  • Financial
    management – Financial management and accountability in line with policy
9. Risk Management: Monitor and address or report any risks to
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    World Vision Program Manager should hold a University Degree in
    Development studies or related field. Post graduate qualification in a
    development field is proffered
  • At
    least five years’ experience in community development.
  • Possess
    excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent
    command of the English language, both written and spoken.
  • Knowledge
    of financial and human resource management.
  • Must
    be able to communicate in a cross-cultural environment
  • Mature
    Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities
Only Ugandan Nationals are encouraged to apply.
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.”
NB: 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: 8th January, 2015. 

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