Technical Programme Manager – Health and Nutrition NGO Job Careers – World Vision International

Organisation: World Vision International
Reports to:  Programmes Operations Director
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 Technical Programme Manager – Health and
Nutrition will provide overall country office technical leadership and guide
the strategy in Health and Nutrition program execution, monitoring, reporting,
planning and partnership processes in a manner that promotes continuous
improvement and innovation in line with WV’s standards and guidelines and
ensure alignment with the Government policies and strategies. As a Technical
Program Manager in WVU, he/she is responsible for operationalization of the
Technical Program priorities. Provide overall leadership, oversight and
management support for all aspects of Health and Nutrition Technical
Programming in Operations Divisions. Ensure Technical Program implementation is
managed effectively and contribute to Child Well-Being Outcomes in line with
National Office Strategic Priorities and meets community and donor
accountability in line with World Vision’s policies and standards.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Technical Leadership and Program Management
Ensure provision of adequate technical support
to Health and Nutrition projects by technical experts.
Provide leadership to advocacy implementation
within Health and Nutrition
Work closely with the strategy and program
effectiveness team for quality child wellbeing, annual and technical reports.
Provide strong and positive leadership to the
field Health and Nutrition Technical Program (TP) Officers ensuring competent
and motivated staff are hired and retained.
Support professional and personal development of
Health and Nutrition technical staff through on-the-job coaching,
identification of learning and training needs and opportunities.
Ensure that Health and Nutrition Technical
Programme is managed and executed well as per plans within time, cost and
budgets, meeting donor and community accountability.
Provide support to the Regional Program Managers
and Cluster Managers to monitor operations budgets, funding, expenditures and
Ensure Health and Nutrition Technical Program
and all related projects achieve Child Well-Being Outcomes in line with the
Organization’s Ministry Framework and Development Approach, and National Office
(NO) strategic priorities and programme designs.
Provide oversight of the Technical Program
operational risk management, including ensuring timely responsiveness to issues
that might compromise the effective implementation of the technical program.
Contribute to the effective TP related disaster
management and emergency functions, based on Partnership protocols and
Ensure that Technical Program field level
programming contributes to national level advocacy strategies. Supports the
TPOs and Program managers to have meaningful engagments with al partners across
areas where the TP is implemented (especially Districts) for realisation of TP
Assess and plan for Health and Nutrition staff
Conduct timely training needs assessment among
Facilitate capacity building of staff on Health
and Nutrition
Staff supervision and guidance to ensure overall
quality and comprehensive Health and Nutrition technical program
Technical Program Planning and Implementation
Work in close collaboration with Regional
Program Managers significantly contribute to the development of Technical
program detailed implementation plan (DIPs) and key priorities of WV operations
(short, medium and long)
Develop a business plan for Health and Nutrition
TP in alignment with strategy and plans of other departments.
Ensure Children’s Sponsorship standards are
adhered to in implementation of the Health and Nutrition Projects
Takes the needs of Registered Children into
consideration in the design and plans of Technical Plans
Support the Regional Program Managers to develop
budget for TP; provides rough budget estimates for each “Technical Project”
implemented in each AP; Estimate national-level activity and operation budget;
make plan for funding portfolio and coordinate with Area Plan to negotiate with
Approve the technical Area Plans, detailed
implementation plans for all projects/grants and approval of reports.
Support the Associate Director Grants in Health
and Nutrition Technical programs related grants start up and implementation
Work with cluster/AP Health and Nutrition teams
to provide support of Health and Nutrition grants and ensure the implementation
is done in an integrated manner.
Actively participate in grants reporting as well
as reflection and ensures that projects are responding to the emerging issues
in timely manner.
Technical Program Reporting
Responsible for Health and Nutrition Technical
Program baseline, Indicator Tracking Table (ITT) and activity monitoring,
semi-annual and annual reports and evaluation of Technical Program.
Ensures results of Technical Programme is
measured by outcome/output indicator achievements
Leads the Semi-annual and Annual technical
program reporting and ensures child wellbeing impact is adequately captured and
presented in a manner that is supported by quality evidence and scale.
Supports the Area Plans related annual reporting
on Health and Nutrition technical projects and ensures that it conforms to
support offices fiduciary requirements as well as donor promise.
Capacity Building
Assess and plan for National Office Health and
Nutrition staff capacities/competencies.
Engage appropriate SMEs for identified training
Facilitate capacity building of staff on health
technical modules, public health topics, through trainings, workshops, OJT,
technical backstopping etc.
Staff supervision and guidance to ensure overall
quality and comprehensive management of health technical program
Accountability and Quality Assurance for Model Implementation
In close collaboration with Regional Program
Managers, ensure provision of good quality services to technical programme
implementation (Model fedelity) and in turn follow Partnership standards,
policies and protocols, including all relevant sections of LEAP 3 implementation
Support adequate quality assurance processes to
ensure that programmes meet defined programme quality standards including
indicator performance.
Ensure that findings and recommendations from
various accountability mechanisms such as reflection, Operational and Finance
Audits, Technical Programme evaluations, Technical Program Reviews, are acted
upon in a timely and effective manner.
Supports Regional Program Managers to adapt
Technical Programmes for implementation at the local level
Other duties:
Perform any other duty as may be assigned by
supervisor or designee from time to time
Participate and contribute in committees and
task forces e.g. Senior Management Committee

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal applicant for the World Vision Technical
Programme Manager – Health and Nutrition job must hold a Bachelor’s degree
in Medicine and/or a Master’s in Public Health OR a Degree in Nursing with
Masters in Public Health or related course with extensive programming
experience OR a Master Degree in Public Health, Nutrition or related field.
At least ten years’ experience in Health and
Nutrition with a thorough understanding of all areas of project management
cycles in a complex, international development organization. 5 years should
have been at a managerial level.
Training or certification in Portfolio and/or
Programme Management with accredited institutions such as PMI, or IPMA.
Working experience or engagement with
Ministry/department of Health at National and County levels.
Strong experience is participation in Sector
working groups
Ability to engage at a strategic level with
senior government, UN and INGO official
Must have some legal experience on issues
related to Health and Nutrition.
Knowledge of WVI working systems, policies and
standards will be an advantage
Ability to maintain performance expectations in
diverse cultural contexts, stressful environments and physical hardship
conditions with limited resources.
Strong budgetary and financial management
Good interpersonal, organizational and
management skills
The position holder must be results oriented and
team a player.
Track record demonstrating high integrity,
reliable and dependable
Excellent communication skills
Networking and influencing skills
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Ability to engage at a strategic level
Good report writing skills is a prerequisite
Strong budgetary and financial management
Good interpersonal, organizational and time
management skills.
Able to work on a cross-cultural environment
with a multi-national staff.
Ability to solve complex problems and to
exercise independent judgment.
Computer literate in Microsoft Office, Lotus
Notes or similar database, email and internet programs.
Ability to travel within country, regional and
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to submit
your application and complete Curriculum Vitae. Apply online by visiting World
Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Deadline: 18th February 2020
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