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Team Leader - Kosovo Office

Job Description


To lead the implementation of the Area Program focusing on integration of all program projects to foster children’s wellbeing and encourage sustainable transformational development.

Insure the implementation of the projects in the Area Program by supporting the Operations Deputy Manager and the Area Program team. Focusing on viable integration of the program to foster children’s wellbeing and encourage sustainable transformational development


  • Lead the development/review of the Plan of Actions and integration of interventions in respective Area Program in consultation with the relevant disciplines in the National Office

  • Lead the implementation of the Program based on National Strategy and Area Plan approved by the Support Office; in close collaboration with Program Manager in the National Office, communities and other stakeholders.

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

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

  • 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 Acquisition Compliance Unit 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 World Vision.

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

  • Co-ordinate on-job training for Area Program staff and ensure staff development through training as appropriate.

  • Ensure regular sharing of information among Area Program staff on World Vision 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 World Vision International in Kosovo Area Program operational mechanism to ensure that the Area Program is fully operational (including IT, Logistics, HR, Finance, Administration, Procurement, Safety & Security, Communication mechanisms).

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

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

  • Lead processes which aim at community participation and ownership through Community Review and Planning

  • Network with all community actors to assure and strengthen community understanding of World Vision, values, mission and goals.

  • Network with other non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local government officials, churches/ Faith Based Organizations and community leaders in the project area to ensure good collaboration and encourage partnerships.

  • Assure that reports and media material are provided on a timely basis.

  • Collaborate with the Deputy Program Director and Public Relations & Communications Manager 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.

  • 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.

  • Good understating and already build relationship in the local level

  • Sounds experience with faith, community based and child focused empowerment programs.

**Only selected applicants for the next phase of Recruitment process will be contacted!