Faith and Development Manager Job Opportunity – World Vision International

Organisation: World
Vision International
Reports to: Technical Services Director
About WVU:
World Vision International 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 Faith
and Development Manager will provide leadership and technical support to WVUs
ministry in bringing holistically transformation through integrating faith perspective
in programming:
  • Contribute
    in measurable ways to WVUs goal of achieving positive social change
    leading to a more equal and just society for Ugandas children that is
    consistent with our Vision, Core Values and Policies
  • Creating
    opportunities for open and dynamic dialogue leading to greater mutual
    understanding among staff with different ethnic and Christian traditions
  • Facilitate
    and collaborate on peace building and conflict resolution activities
  • Develop
    and integrate initiatives that nurture spiritual formation of World Vision
  • Develop
    partnerships with faith based organisations and liaise with leaders of
    different faiths in Uganda to get involved in social change/development
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Staff Spiritual Formation:
  • Ensure
    WV Christian foundations, identity & witness is reinforced through
    staff character by;
  • Participation
    in the recruitment and orientation of staff, to ensure staff whose values
    align with WV identity are selected and that new staff have a clear
    understanding of WV Christian identity, witness and foundations and the
    implication to staff and professional/personal engagements
  • Significantly
    contribute to Christian ethos in WVU by designing and championing
    strategies and programmes for transformational bible study, prayer,
    spiritual guidance and retreats and other spiritual nurture activities
    that equip staff to witness in deed and word.
  • Working
    closely with P&C to develop and implement programs that build the
    capacity of Senior Leadership and Management teams to practice spiritual
    disciplines, servant leadership, integrate their faith and work and to
    empower the staff under them to do the same.
  • In
    partnership with P&C facilitate the development of Christ-Centered
    leadership for managers to help shape Leadership style that demonstrates
    Christian witness in & outside of work
  • Develop
    programs that build the capacity of CC Point Persons and other WVU staff
    involved in leading chapel and devotion groups for effective
    implementation of staff spiritual formation and its documentation
  • Develop
    and implement guidelines for Chapel in consultation with chapel committee
    to ensure that chapel business demonstrates spiritual maturity, promote
    spiritual growth of staff and denominational inclusiveness
2. Partnerships with Churches
and Para-church institutions
  • Provide
    guidance to WVU staff and partners on WV policies and approaches to church
    engagement for mutual understanding and relevant engagement
  • Engage
    and build positive relations with the church, para-church organizations
    and institutions, supporters, donors and partners to improve their
    understanding and appreciation of opportunities for engagement with World
    Vision for Child well being
  • Foster
    engagement with the church for holistic ministry including leadership development,
    spiritual nurture of children, advocacy, conflict management and economic
  • In
    collaboration with church umbrella bodies, strengthen the capacity of the
    church to address intra-church and interfaith issues that may hinder their
    participation in child wellbeing
  • Ensure
    high profile representation of WVU in National and International strategic
    FBO initiatives
  • Ensure
    that WVU programmes and staff engage with the local church for both
    spiritual development and addressing development concerns at ADP level.
  • Develop
    mechanisms that document key learnings and promising practices from Church
3. Interfaith Engagement:
  • Ensure
    the training of WVU management and staff on interfaith engagement for
    appropriate decision making and program implementation in different
  • Establish
    Interfaith dialogues on topical issues relevant to WVUs work
  • Engage
    Interfaith groups on Channels of Hope models
4. Spiritual Nurture of
Children (SNC)
  • Ensure
    implementation of SNC is in compliance with the Contextualized Spiritual
    Nurture of Children policy and guidelines
  • Ensure
    that WVU programming integrates SNC
  • Actively
    facilitate the formation of partnerships with church and para-church
    organizations for the implementation of SNC
5. Faith and Development integration
in technical programmes
  • Offer
    technical support in the integration of Channels of Hope models ,
    Celebrating Families etc) in technical programmes
  • Work
    with programmes and Resource Development teams to provide Leadership in
    resource mobilization to ensure adequate funding for faith and development
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
All candidates should hold
relevant qualifications to perform the aforementioned tasks.
NB: The
position is open to Only Ugandan Nationals.
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
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 July,
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