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District Level Program Manager

Job Description

Position: District Level Programs Manager

Purpose of the Position

To provide overall leadership and management to all programmes and projects in the district in accordance with WVs policies, procedures and donor requirements. Ensure capacity building of partners and staff within the district. This position will represent WV at the district and foster strategic collaborative relationships with key stakeholders such as government, NGOs and Faith Based Organisations (FBOs).

Major Responsibilities

Programmed Planning, implementation monitoring and Evaluation

  • Ensure quality design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of all WVM’s programme interventions in alignment with LEAP 3.0 and other accepted standards.

  • Ensure completion and submission of quality, timely reports to Zonal associate Director and Support Offices as per required standards.

  • Provide overall leadership and management in creating long and short term operational plans.

  • Ensure capacity building of partners and staff

Programme Administration

  • Provide oversight on logistics and administration to the Area Programs and projects in the district.

Sponsorship Management

  • Ensure compliance with sponsorship standards and integration of child sponsorship with development programming in accordance with sponsorship TD Policies and sponsorship programming guidelines

Networking and Collaboration

  • Network and develop partnerships with others NGOs, local Government officials, local Churches and community leaders in the district.

  • Represent World Vision Malawi in strategic external meetings within the district.

  • Coordinate with senior program officer (Grants Acquisition and Management) and relevant TPs in resource mobilization initiatives for the district.

  • Promote and strengthen the advocacy related initiatives at district level.

Budget Management and Financial Accountability

  • Lead all Area Programmes in the district in budgeting and planning processes and reviews.

  • Monitoring budget expenditure against planned activities and take appropriate measures.

  • Ensure capacity building of district partners and staff in program financial management.

  • Review Projects’ and Programmes’ Field Financial Reports regularly and provide required support to Area Programmes in the district.

  • Ensure that recommendations from audit reports and audit findings are implemented within the stipulated period.

  • Ensure cost effective utilization of resources.

People Management and Development

  • Manage the project team; define expectations, provide leadership and technical support needed and evaluate direct reports regularly

  • Ensure recruitment, orientation and promotion of staff as appropriate.

  • Establish annual performance and development goals for staff ensure availability of appropriate development opportunities.

  • Handling of grievances and discipline matters in accordance with WV set procedures.

  • Model high standards of personal Christian leadership through lifestyle and work relationships and provide spiritual guidance to staff on the vision, mission and WV core values

Disaster Risk Management

  • In liaison with HEA Department coordinate DRM initiatives/protocols involving partners, e.g. government, civil society, private sector and ensure emergency preparedness and mitigation measures are in place

Enterprise Risk Management

  • Ensure Area Programs are well informed and comply with WV policies, guidelines and standards in programme delivery.

  • Ensure security and safety of assets and staff in all the programmes in the district.

  • Identification of and mitigation of risks

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Humanities and Development Studies or other related disciplines from a recognized tertiary institutions.

  • 5 years demonstrated experience in project and financial management including designing, monitoring and evaluated.

  • 3 years with knowledge of, and/or proven experience in managing the similar position at management level.

  • Experience in working independently with discretion, tact, patience and diplomacy.

  • A clean driver’s license

  • Demonstrated ability in supervision

  • Good planning interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and public

  • Demonstrated leadership and team building

  • Committed to WVI values

  • Experience in solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring stakeholder buy in.

  • A Post Graduate Degree, preferably at Masters Level, in a development and or business administration field.

  • Extensive knowledge of World Vision International and World Vision Malawi operational systems and structures.

  • Knowledge on advocacy related programming.

  • Experience working through/forward with sub grants and partners.

  • Demonstrated ability to build capacity of local partners.

  • Strong result orientation with ability to challenge existing mindset