Program Development and Quality Director
PURPOSE OF POSITION
The purpose of this position is to lead the development and support the implementation of high quality programmes across all funding streams that bring about transformational change by defining a strategy and programme approach that responds to all situations of fragility and ensures programming meets World Vison, industry and donor standards. Responsibilities include:
To lead World Vision Lebanon (WVL) in survival, adaptive and longer-term programming that responds to all situations of fragility using appropriate designs and evidence-based practices.
To lead the development of WVL’s strategy, including the pathways of change, and programme and technical approaches, to help move most vulnerable children and their communities from situations of fragility toward sustainable outcomes of well-being.
To supervise the team responsible to lead the acquisition of grants and private non-sponsorship funding in alignment with the country strategy and donor priorities
End Results Expected
Technical Quality & Support
Resource Acquisition & Compliance
Manage Staff Performance
Other Tasks, including Security
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Master’s degree in community development, development management, international development, sociology or other related fields
Understanding of development work, especially child-focused community development concepts, approaches and processes
Good knowledge and understanding of key aspect of development work including education, child protection, livelihood, and WASH as well as resilience, integration of advocacy and disaster management in programming
Knowledge of major donor requirements and funding sources
Demonstrated leadership skills such as coaching / mentoring
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to empower the team
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, including report-writing and proposal writing skills
Ability to engage with governmental, NGO and other senior leaders.
Excellent relationship building and people management skills
Thorough understanding of development principles
Good understanding of SPHERE, WV and other international relief standards
At least 5-7 years of experience in senior program development role with an international NGO including proven experience in project design and submission of winning proposals
Experience in development work using an approach of facilitation and empowerment of local communities.
Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred.
Experience in pathway or theory of change thinking
Ability to hold multiple needs in tension and develop creative, multi-faceted designs and linkages to respond to dynamic contexts
Experience with faith in development programming
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.
Be prepared to travel to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.