Regional Programs Manager – Western Region Job Placement – World Vision International

Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Senior
Programs 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 Regional Programs Manager – Western
Region will provide overall leadership, support and management of WV Uganda integrated
ministry programmes and operations within a designated Region in a manner that
meets set standards and facilitates the wellbeing of children, households and
communities. The regional portfolio therefore covers operations management of
sponsorship-funded programmes, grant/PNSF and GIK at programme level.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Leadership and
  • Lead and manage integration of programmes and operations from all
    funding steams.
  • Provide guidance on integration of advocacy and disaster/ risk
    management in field level development programmes and programme/ project
    designs and implementation strategies.
  • Dissemination and support implementation of Partnership and NO
    strategies, guidelines, initiatives and policies in the region.
  • Steer the implementation of management decisions/recommendations in
    the region and programmes/ projects in order to met quality standards, and
    promote alignment with strategies and standards.
  • Develop regional human resource development plan, and manage staff
    development/ growth in order to build a cadre of high performing staff and
    regional teams.
  • Support rolling out of partnership and national level initiatives
    and adaptation of policies/guidelines.
Operations Planning
and Management
  • Provide overall guidance and support to the region and programmes in
    development of regional Annual Operating Plan, and programme and project
    designs, annual plans and budgets.
  • Monitor and guide regional programmes and projects in the
    implementation of designs and plans, DME processes and budgets.
  • 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.
  • Lead the development and review of the annual operation plans and
    budgets of projects and programmes, in line with global, regional and
    national guidelines.
  • 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 resources.
  • 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.
  • Support integration of all programmes within the regional
    programmes/ operations.
  • Actively promote the strengthening of capacity of programme staff..
  • Ensure Christian Commitments is effectively integrated in end-to-end
    programming processes (assessments, designs/redesigns, monitoring,
    evaluation and reflection)
  • Support the integration and mainstreaming of thematic and sector
    programmes with programme level programmatic interventions.
  • Ensure the various reports (ADPs, PNSFs and grants) are submitted on
    time and of good quality.
  • Support development of mechanisms and guidelines for
    operationalization of partnership programmatic initiatives.
  • Implementation of audit recommendations and prevention of
Financial and
Assets Management
  • Budgeting – support regional programmes in development of annual
    plans and budgets planning and budgeting period..
  • Budget management – ensure that all regional programs are managed
    within the planned time frame and approved budgets.
  • Identify and manage over or under spending in a timely manner.
  • Financial management – support processes that ensure proper
    financial management and accountability in line with policy guidelines.
  • Risk management – conduct pre-operational audits to minimize any
  • Asset management – management of assets in the programmes in line
    with policy and set guidelines.
  • Ensure that sponsorship management business processes, standards and
    policies are operationalised and followed-through in programmes.
  • Oversight support to programmes on use of sponsorship data to inform
    evidence-based programming.
  • Guide and support the development programme level business
  • Monitor and oversight support in management of sponsorship
    performance in compliance with partnership standards.
Child protection
  • Monitor and support operationalisation of child protection and
    participation strategies, policies and.
  • Ensure adherence and compliance to child protection policies,
    standards and protocols.
Quality Assurance
  • Quality and timely delivery of assessments, designs and plans by
    field programmes.
  • Quality and timely monthly reports
  • Quality and timely bi-annual and annual reports
  • Quality and timely sponsorship performance reports.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision Regional Programs Manager
    job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree in any development related
    field (social sciences, development studies, management, education,
    agriculture or public health). Masters degree is an advantage.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • A thorough understanding of project/programme design, monitoring and
  • Familiarity with community based programming and development
  • 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
Core Capabilities
  • Practicing accountability & integrity.
  • Achieving quality results and services.
  • Influencing individuals and groups.
  • Understanding the Humanitarian Industry (e) Building collaborative
  • Communicating information effectively
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: 19th August 2018
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