Position: Team Leader - Kurbin Area Program
Position Location: Kurbin
Application deadline: June 18, 2019
Type: Fixed term, Full-time
Purpose of Position
To lead the implementation of the Area Program focusing on integration of all program project to foster children’s well-being and encourage sustainable transformational development. Ensure the implementation of the projects in the Area Program by supporting the Deputy Program Director and the Area Program team. Focusing on viable integration of the program to foster children’s well-being and encourage sustainable transformational development.
Area Program Implementation
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 Deputy Program Director 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, Deputy Program Director and Finance Team Lead.
Ensure good quality semi/annual Area Program and Micro Projects reporting, in close cooperation with Ministry Quality and programs 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 Grant Acquisition & Management Unit 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 Albania.
Staff Capacity Development, Supervision, Coaching and Mentoring
Supervise Area Program staff and lead them in understanding their role as well as ensuring high staff performance.
Ensure regular sharing of information among Area Program staff on WVA policy/procedures/management processes etc.
Encourage team spirit and ensure teamwork.
Encourage critical thinking and team reflection.
Manage Area Program Operations
Manage Area Program 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 Area Program team.
Maintain close and constructive communication with National Office on implementation progress.
Representation and Positioning
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/ FBOs and community leaders in the project area to ensure good collaboration and encourage partnerships.
Explore opportunities for funding and partnerships with different donors.
Knowledge, skills and abilities
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.
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 understanding and already build relationship in the local level.
Sounds experience with faith, community based and child focused empowerment programs. 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.
Willingness to be flexible with hours when necessary and able to travel often in the field.
***While we appreciate all applications received, only those selected for the next phase of recruitment process will be contacted.