Program Manager (PM), WV Democratic Republic of Congo

International Role - Yes
1-2 Years

*Please submit your CV in English.


World Vision seeks a Program Manager (PM) for GAC-funded Equality for Girls' Access to Learning (EGAL) project in two territories of Kasai Central, DRC. The PM should have extensive experience in working with various stakeholders to improve girls access to quality education in fragile contexts. The PM must be familiar with GAC requirements, have previously managed and supported the capacity building of a team and have expereince managing of budget of over $5 million. The candidate should be committed to prioritizing gender equality in all aspects of project management, from staff recruitment to project implementation.


Technical Leadership and Program Management:

  • Adequate technical support is provided to education, protection, gender and WASH components of the project.

  • World Vision safeguarding standards are implemented across all project activities and engagments.

  • Project staff have a strong capacity ensuring overall quality programming.

  • Oversight and guidance to project operational and logistical aspects is consistent.

  • Donor compliance requirements are met on time.

  • Compliance and technical quality of the project is achieved.

Collaboration and Coordination with other technical sectors (MEAL, Finance, Cash Transfers, P&C, Support Services):

  • Program manager works cross funtionally with other departments including MEAL, Finance, P&C and support services.

  • Project is well managed.

  • Program activities are results-oriented, result in high quality deliverables, and meet relevant reporting requirements.

Strategic Partner Engagement:

  • Maintain positive relationships with Provincial Education and Gender Government officials, Humanitarian Partners, Communities and consortium partners.


  • Ensure that there is timely, accurate and appropriate reporting of project activities and results for submission to the donor, including progress and annual reports.

Other Duties:

  • Adherence to set security standards.

  • Strong understanding of gender dynamics at work and in interpersonal relationships: must demonstrate respect for gender diversity.

  • Culturally sensitive in professional and personal life.

  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills.

  • Ability to lead and build trust with colleagues across the country and departments.


  • University Degree in Education, Gender & Protection, Development Studies, Public/Business Administration, International Relations, Humanitarian Policy & Assistance, Disaster Management, other Social Sciences, or any similar relevant field. A Master's Degree will be an added advantage.

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience, including at least five years' overseas experience (preferable in fragile context) with technical or operational issues related to a mix of education and development, gender-based violence, policy development, decentralization, education in emergencies, and community engagement.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, local community organizations, donors, consortium members and other stakeholders, at national and provincial levels.

  • Demonstrated hands-on experience in building Ministries of Education and Gender and devolved structures capacity in developing and realizing education strategic plans to provide quality education services.

  • Demonstrated experience of supervising and mentoring technical staff.

  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of the dynamics in DRC Education system.

  • Proven experience with GAC administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems.

  • Proven track record managing in managing pay by results project.

  • Strong management skills, leadership qualities, professional reputation, ability to create synergies where applicable, interpersonal skills, and written and oral presentation skills to fulfil the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the project description.

  • Good understanding of the Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct, Sphere Standards and adherence to Humanitarian Principles.

  • Working languages are French and English and the expectation is that the incumbent must posses excellent written and communication skill in both languages.

  • Proficiency in any of the DRC national languages an added advantage.


  • Proven knowledge in Education, Gender, Protection , WASH and Cash Programming.

  • Experience with World Vision, GAC and Consortiums a requirement.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Physical and emotional stamina a must given that the incubent will be required to travel to the project sites which have poor road conditions.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 50%.

  • The Program Manager may be required to perform other duties not explicitly stated in this job.

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity, and physical stamina a must.