Integrated Programs Director, WV Mongolia
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The position provides strategic leadership and ensures execution of major initiatives in ministry and technical areas to help World Vision Mongolia achieve quality of programming, evidence of impact, and policy influence/advocacy objectives in alignment with the strategic priorities. Major initiatives include but not limited to providing leadership to technical areas such as child protection and resilience while working to improve alignment between WV’s funding model and programming models and setting up / managing technical approaches and programs. The position ensures a professional technically competent team delivers services for our field work, ensuring client satisfaction by providing timely, quality and accountable technical services. The position ensures that our team reflects World Vision’s biases, ethos and distinctive (Christ centered, child focused and community empowering) in all their technical work. The position will work to empower other departments to act in seamless and mutually accountable manner to make progress on the shared objectives of growing WV’s impact, income and influence.
Strategy, Planning, and Alignment:
Provide leadership in the development of strategy and key technical sector priorities for WVIM, including input into the national annual business plan, and development of annual implementation plans for the Integrated Programs team.
Support the WVIM Strategy team to ensure National and cluster situation analysis data is available and updated on a regular basis.
Ensure alignment of WVIM with WVI and East Asia strategic goals and priorities. This may include filtering and managing the introduction of new partnership initiatives/tools to the Mongolian context, using a disciplined change management process.
Manage and ensure that all WVIM program interventions have a strong evidence base and that all activities are in line with WV partnership and humanitarian industry global standards (e.g. LEAP, Technical Approaches, Technical Programs, etc.).
Ensuring client satisfaction by providing timely, quality and accountable technical services.
Oversee all aspects of WVIM transition from LEAP 2 to LEAP 3.0 programming model. Ensure it is aligned to the WVIM national and regional strategies. This includes leadership on the development, implementation and evaluation of technical approaches and technical programs (LEAP 3.0).
Continue to advocate for WVI Program Quality and Effectiveness standards both internally and externally, and ensure that WVI standards are met.
Ensure that frontline staff have sufficient support and a sound understanding of the program logic related to WVIM strategic objectives of Health, Education, Agriculture & Livelihoods, and Child Protection.
Maintain a good understanding of poverty and development in Mongolia; strengthen the technical team to seek emerging successes, learning of best practices and building relationships to reinforce WV’s vision, mission, and core values.
Assure proper integration and team synergy between Integrated Programs teams, sector specialists/advisors, provincial team leaders, and Operations staff.
Communicate and share data and information with the Marketing and Communications team, so that data can be used to show best practice to others. Contribute to advocacy campaigns and other public engagement activities.
Support the grant opportunities and develop relationships with counterparts in Support Offices, the Regional Office, and local stakeholders (eg. UN agencies, multi-lateral institutions, and embassies).
Ensure technical support is provided to the RDU, Operations Team, Cluster team and ADP teams to support the development of ADP/project designs, situation analysis, concepts and proposals.
Support Operations in funding negotiations with Support Offices and other donors by providing all relevant technical information.
Support the RDU team to build relationships with technical working groups to ensure better alignment with donor priorities and funding opportunities.
Build capacity of direct report staff, Project Managers and ADP Managers through coaching, honest and timely feedback, and field monitoring.
Promote action learning in the Integrated Programs team through regular quarterly meetings.
Develop targeted training for relevant staff in leadership, critical thinking, negotiation, advocacy, community facilitation, project design, budgeting, planning, process monitoring, and project closure.
Provide technical support to the Operations and ADP teams to build capacity in TA/TP understanding.
Oversee the development of appropriate capacity building resources for the sector related national, provincial and project level staff.
In coordination with People and Culture department, develop workforce plan to ensure the Integrated Programs department has the right number of staff and technical skill to meet the organizational demands.
Ensure all direct report staff, Project Managers and ADP Managers are equipped to coach their team members with honest, respectful and timely feedback.
Networking and Coordination:
Ensure proper coordination exists between departments within WVIM, including good coordination within the Integrated Programs department.
Ensure critical information flows fluidly and timely between National, Cluster, and local levels. Share critical information from the Global Center, Regional Office, and National Office.
Represent WVIM to the greater World Vision partnership. Develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with WV East Asia leaders and advisors. Participate in relevant regional and international networks, working groups, workshops, and meetings. Contribute in those forums with WVIM experiences, perspectives, learnings, and best practices.
Develop mutually supportive relationships with other departments and staff in WVIM and actively work with them in order to facilitate effective management, administration and good teamwork culture.
Management and Leadership:
Demonstrate a servant leadership approach to direct report staff and their teams, by facilitating a supportive environment for spiritual formation of staff, and the internalization of WV’s Vision, Mission and Core Values.
Manage all direct report staff, including: staff recruitment, orientation, ongoing management support, quarterly coaching, annual performance planning and appraisal.
Support professional and personal development of these staff through on job coaching, identification of learning and training needs and opportunities.
Spend at least 20% of time in the field to visit Cluster Offices, ADPs, projects, communities and target villages. Engage in regular interaction with children, women and men who are the primary stakeholders of WV’s transformational development ministry.
As a member of WVIM Senior Management Team, participate and positively contribute to wider organizational decisions and policies. Attend and contribute to the Management Team meetings, and represent the Management Team in other forums and venues in WVIM.
Meet with the National Director regularly for support and updates, and for quarterly coaching and annual performance appraisal reviews. Plan and seek support for continued personal, professional and spiritual development. Undertake other duties as reasonably assigned by the National Director.
Attend and participate in National Office meetings.
In times of emergency, provide technical support to disaster responses as directed by line management.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Masters Degree and/or professional qualification in International Development Studies or related field.
Project Management Certificate.
Requires a minimum of 10 years managerial experience in transformational development, emergency response and project management in a complex international organization.
Preferably, good understanding of child-focused development and community development. Proven track record of effective contribution in senior leadership groups.