World Vision Jobs – Regional Operations Manager

Organisation: World
Vision Uganda
Reports to:  Integrated Programs Division Director
Duty Station: Mbale,
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 Regional
Operations Manager will provide overall leadership, support and management of
WV Uganda operations within a designated Region in a manner that integrates
World Visions ministry areas of transformational development, advocacy and
disaster risk management, meets set standards and facilitates the transformation
of children, households and communities.
Key Duties and
1. Leadership and Management:
  • Offer guidance on integration of advocacy
    and disaster/ risk management in ADP designs/ AOPS/ DIPs.
  • In charge of dissemination and support
    implementation of Partnership and NO strategies, guidelines, initiatives
    and policies in the region.
  • Guide the implementation of management
    decisions/recommendations in the region and projects/programmes in order
    to met quality standards, and promote alignment with strategies and
  • Develop regional human resource
    development plan, and manage staff development/ growth in order to build a
    cadre of high performing staff and regional teams.
  • Actively support rolling out of
    partnership and national level initiatives in sponsorship, DME, and
    adaptation of policies/guidelines.
2. Strategic Planning, Development and Implementation:
  • Provide overall guidance and support to
    the region and Cluster ADPs in development of regional AOP, and ADP
    /Project designs, AOPs and budgets, and their implementation.
  • Monitor and guide regional programmes in
    the implementation of designs/AOPs, DME processes, budgets and audit
  • Map out funding gaps and support
    preparation and/or review of key funding proposals before they are
    submitted to the potential support offices and donors.
  • Steer the development and review of the
    annual operation plans and budgets of projects and programmes, in line
    with global, regional and national guidelines.
  • Technically support and monitor implementation
    of projects/programmes are being managed and implemented in a manner that
    will result in achievement of goals within set time frame and allocated
  • Ensure scheduled design, monitoring and
    evaluation processes (assessments, designs, baseline surveys, evaluations,
    and transformational indicators measurement) are conducted and reports
    completed and approved.
  • Integration of child protection in
    programmes, projects, sponsorship operations and other interventions, such
    as HR/OD, advocacy, ADP designs
3. Networking and Advocacy:
  • Build strategic partnerships, networks,
    coalitions and alliances at the regional level and link it with national
    level strategic engagements.
  • Spearhead, coordinate and promote regional
    level advocacy, lobbying and influencing initiatives.
  • Document lessons and learnings from the
    regional ADPs and link with national and global level advocacy initiatives
4. Management of Operations and Standards:
  • Effective, efficient and proper management
    and use of assets
  • Proper financial management and
    accountability in line with policy guidelines
  • Child Sponsorship performance in line with
    partnership standards.
  • Child protection in line with partnership
    and national office child protection policies, guidelines and protocols.
  • Implementation of audit recommendations
    and prevention of reoccurrence.
  • Ensure sufficient, timely and accurate
    flow of management and operational information and reports, both
    internally within WVU and with Support Offices, in accordance with the set
    communication protocol.
5. Reporting and Quality Assurance
  • Ensure quality and timely monthly reports
  • Ensure quality and timely bi-annual and
    annual reports
  • Quality and timely sponsorship performance
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should hold a
    Bachelor’s degree in any development related field (social sciences,
    development studies, management, education, agriculture or public health).
    Possession of a Master’s degree is an advantage.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving
  • A thorough understanding of
    project/programme design, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Familiarity with community based
    programming and development approaches.
  • Excellent people manager with good
    team-building skills and proven record of managing and developing teams of
    professionals, including those in dispersed/distant locations.
  • Organization and time management skills in
    order to manage priorities within own workload, identify deadlines and
    cope with conflicting demands.
  • A committed Christian able to engage
    across denominational boundaries.
NB: 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: 17th December, 2014. 
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