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AP Team Leader - Durres

Job Description


To lead the implementation of the Area Program (AP) focusing on integration of all program projects to foster children’s well-being and encourage sustainable transformational development.


  • Lead the implementation of the Program based on National Strategy and Area plan approved by the Support Office; in close collaboration with Deputy Program Director in the National Office, AP staff, communities and other stakeholders.

  • Lead the development/review of the PoAs and integration of interventions in respective AP in consultation with the relevant disciplines in the National Office.

  • Ensure monitoring of programs in collaboration with Ministry Quality and program team and ensure record keeping of progress against the stated objectives and indicators.

  • Monitor on monthly basis the AP actual expenditures and compare them with the planned expenses and review the budget if needed with AP Staff, and National Office Finance staff.

  • Support Programs Team on the process of semi/annual reporting for each Technical Program.

  • Support on design concept papers/proposals on specific community needs for submission to potential donors and assist/co-operate with the Grants department officer/manager to generate funding and assure implementation and reporting for donor funded projects.

  • Assist in the development of strategies for long-term additional interventions, in accordance with the established overall program strategy of WV Albania.

  • Supervise AP staff and lead them in understanding their role as well as ensuring high staff performance.

  • Ensure regular sharing of information among AP staff on WVA policy/procedures/management processes etc.

  • Encourage team spirit and ensure teamwork, critical thinking and team reflection.

  • Lead and participate in devotional meetings, and provide leadership in spiritual formation.

  • Lead the set up and maintenance of all WVA AP operational mechanism to ensure that the AP is fully operational (incl IT, Logistics, Human Resources, Finance, Administration, Procurement, Safety & Security, Communication mechanisms).

  • Manage AP team and resources according to WVA policies and procedures and also in the most efficient and cost effective way while aiming for the highest quality operational mechanisms for the entire AP team.

  • Maintain close and constructive communication with National Office on implementation progress

  • Network with all community actors and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local government officials, churches/ FBOs and community leaders in the project area to ensure good collaboration and encourage partnerships and strengthen community understanding of World Vision, values, mission and goals.

  • Collaborate with the Deputy Operations Director and PR and Communications Director to establish good representation and networking at Local Level and support representation on National Level when required

  • Explore opportunities for funding and partnerships with different donors


  • Studies in social science, or NGO leadership and management, master preferred.

  • Strong team capacity building, coaching and supervision skills

  • Creative and able to apply innovative thinking, partnership building and problem solving skills

  • Effective in written and oral communication; able to speak and write with a high standard of English

  • Computer literacy; Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Three years of program/project management experience and experience in international development in a developing world context.

  • Experience in program assessment, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes (preferred)

  • Good understating and already build relationship in the local level (preferred)

  • Sounds experience with faith, community based and child focused empowerment programs (preferred)

Deadline for applications November 20, 2016