National Director Charity Jobs – World Vision International

 National 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 National
Director will strategically lead, develop and direct the implementation of all
aspects of World Vision Ministry as an effective member of the World Vision
Partnership in line with Twin Citizenship principles to ensure high Ministry
quality and impact. The National Director takes overall responsibility and is
accountable for all aspects of WV’s work in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Leadership and Strategic
  • Promote
    WV’s Vision, Mission, Core Values and key Partnership Standards, guidelines
    and Practices among the staff and partners and ensure these are the core
    foundation of the office strategies and work.
  • Ensure
    that WV Uganda functions in a complementary, cohesive manner where the
    principles of Interdependence and Twin Citizenship guide the contribution
    made to the Partnership and the use of WV Partnership resources.
  • Ensure
    that WV Uganda actively participates in scheduled Peer Reviews and that
    Board and Staff are sufficiently prepared to participate meaningfully.
    Take ownership for appropriate action planning and execution of Peer
    Review recommendations.
  • Lead
    process of policy development/contextualization and reviews to facilitate
    WV work and regularly update Board on status of policy implementation.
  • Provide
    ongoing review and development of the WV National Office strategy, and of
    individual programme objectives to ensure continuous alignment with the
    partnership strategy“Our Promise 2030”.
  • Ensure
    excellent standards in the management of the human, financial, capital and
    technical resources of the organization, which includes inspiring and
    maintaining high standards of work and clear accountability to all
  • Lead
    and manage the National office team in a way that facilitates a high
    performance culture and “Our Promise 2030” mindsets and behaviors.
  • Ensure
    capable staff are recruited in a timely manner to implement office
    strategy and ensure that there is accountability for staff performance.
  • Ensure
    that the office has robust succession plans that are executed, regularly
    updated and shared with the Board.
  • Direct
    and lead teams in management of diverse, strategic and time sensitive
    projects (e.g. infrastructural construction/renovation, staff
    re-structuring etc.).
  • Provide
    overall strategic leadership and initiative for identifying and securing
    financial and other resources both locally and internationally to support
    WV Uganda’s work.
  • Represent
    WV Uganda on Vision Fund Uganda’s board. Ensure that Vision Fund’s
    micro-finance ministry is integrated with World Vision’s ministry to promote
    fullness of life for children and their communities.
Spiritual Leadership:
  • Ensure
    that the Office has a high quality Christian Commitment strategy and
    operational plan that is appropriate for the Ugandan context.
  • Model
    a high standard of personal Christian commitment and leadership, ministry
    and integrity through lifestyle and work relationships, and provide
    spiritual guidance to staff on the Vision, Mission and Core Values of
    World Vision.
  • Ensure
    that Office Leadership is equipped to work in diverse and multicultural
  • Participate
    in and lead regular devotional meetings and hold all WVU leaders
    accountable for doing the same in their respective areas of operation.
Advocacy and Representation:
  • Represent
    WV Uganda at different fora and engage/build strategic alliances with the
    government, major donors/donor agencies, WV Partnership, non-governmental
    agencies, churches, the business community, other local partners and the
  • Develop
    and implement appropriate advocacy strategies to raise awareness ofand
    advocate for change inkey issues within the specific context.
  • Earn
    public and stakeholders’ confidence and trust in WV Uganda by ensuring its
    positioning as a leading NGO in promoting the well-being and rights of
    children within the Ugandan context.
  • Optimize
    communication platforms, channels and opportunities to raise awareness of
    the WV brand and impact/contribution both within and outside of the WV
  • Ensure
    that Staff and Board Members respect and guard the WV brand in their
    communications and actions in and out of the office.
  • Identify
    new opportunities and forge alliances that lead to optimization or
    expansion of WV brand equity and resources.
Ministry Quality:
  • Ensure
    high ministry quality and high impact by ensuring that the organisation is
    achieving its expected annual targets in all programmes on a sustainable
  • Ensure
    the highest standards of quality and accountability in programme
    implementation through:
  • Compliance
    with World Vision international policies/standards/strategy (“Our promise
    2030”) international standards and (iii) compliance with codes of conduct
    and agreements to which WV is a signatory.
  • Ensure
    all project proposals, reports, audits, and ministry evaluations are
    reviewed in a timely manner and at a proper level within the office and
    appropriate actions are implemented, to ensure impact, accountability, and
  • Ensure
    that a national monitoring & evaluation strategy based on relevant
    technical and managerial indicators exists and is implemented;
  • Develop
    and maintain National Office capacity to respond to natural and man-made
  • Oversee
    humanitarian emergency efforts as and when they arise and work in
    partnership with response teams.
  • Ensure
    accountability for the implementation of effective ministry to all key
    stakeholders i.e. ensure a relevant, timely and accurate flow of
    management and operational reports according to program objectives and
  • Ensure
    adequate resources are mobilized and appropriately managed to meet and
    enable quality program implementation.
Financial Management and
  • Provide
    good stewardship and oversight over all resources at all times and
    throughout the organization.
  • Ensure
    strong financial compliance through timeliness and completeness of
    financial reports.
  • Undertake
    appropriate reporting of audit results and actions.
  • Ensure
    action planning and execution to resolve audit findings in an agreed and
    timely manner.
National Resource Development:
  • Spearhead
    and implement an effective National Resource Development Strategy and
    implementation plan to steadily and incrementally generate funds and other
    resources locally.
  • With
    the Board and Senior Leadership team, develop a monitoring framework to
    ensure NO meets specific national resource development targets while remaining
Compliance and Risk
  • Stay
    abreast of local legal and regulatory requirements and standards and
    ensure the office complies with them at all times.
  • Retain
    competent legal expertise to provide appropriate legal support to World Vision
  • Ensure
    and oversee proper mechanisms for Child Protection and the implementation
    of all other WVI Standards and Principles.
  • Ensure
    risks to the organization are identified in a timely manner through risk
    registers and appropriate mitigation measures are undertaken to address
    them, and regularly report to the Board/Regional Office on risk.
Safety and Security:
  • Maintain,
    and regularly review security and safety plans and protocols (security
    manual, evacuation plan, Disaster Preparedness Plan, Risk/Crisis
    Communication and risk assessments at national and AP levels) and ensure;
    understanding and compliance by all staff and visitors.
  • Liaise
    with other international organizations to collect information about the
    security environment and, where appropriate, discuss joint responses to
    security threats.
  • Perform
    other duties as required by supervisor/ Governing Board.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the World Vision National Director job opportunity
    should hold a Master’s Degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences,
    Organizational Management, Leadership, Strategic Planning or related
  • An
    additional qualification in Resource Mobilization would be a plus.
  • At
    least ten years of management experience, 5 of which should have been at
    National/Country Director or similar level in complex development
    programming. Programme experience with WV integrated programming areas
    (Education, Health/WASH, Livelihoods, Child protection) desired.
    Experience in Microfinance operations and Humanitarian Emergency
    Assistance a plus.
  • Demonstrable
    track record in working with and supporting Board(s) and leading senior
    management teams.
  • Experience
    in managing diverse, strategic and time sensitive projects (e.g.
    infrastructural construction/renovation, staff re-structuring etc.).
  • Successful
    past experience in overseeing large grants and working with government
    donors (USAID, DFID,USAID etc.), UN agencies ( WFP, UNHCR, etc.) and
    government structures.
  • Broad
    knowledge and understanding of Human Rights approaches and particularly
    Child Rights.
  • Understanding
    of Advocacy execution, national advocacy strategy development and leading
    advocacy campaigns.
  • Ability
    to nurture relationships, build strong teams and hold staff accountable so
    as to drive organizational performance.
  • Good
    knowledge of financial management and budgetary control principles.
  • Ability
    to organize and lead fundraising/resource mobilization efforts with major
    private donors, corporate organizations and governments, as well as to
    secure donor funding and sustainably grow organizational financial
  • Clear
    communicator with ability to present persuasively to Board, Senior
    Management Team, staff, donors, NGOs, government officials, community
    leaders and other stakeholders and partners.
  • Versatility
    with use of new communication technologies and platforms to engage a
    variety of audiences, and/or able to supervise in this area.
  • Committed
    Christian appreciative of denominational diversities and differences in
    Christian traditions, with a strong passion for Children wellbeing.
  • Comfortable
    with working with multi-cultural teams, gender aware and with
    well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity
    and willingness to abide by the NGO Red Cross Code of Conduct, the People
    in Aid Code and Sphere Minimum Standards.
  • Willingness
    to travel up to 40% of time.
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.
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: 5th March 2018
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