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Programmes Director, World Vision Mozambique

Job Description


The Programmes Director (PD) ensures successful execution of WV Mozambique’s ministry through overseeing the management of all programme implementation. The PD serves as the direct supervisor for the Provincial Representatives of Gaza, Nampula, Zambezia, and Tete provinces, where WV’s ministry is implemented, and also oversees directly the Grant Operations Manager and Development Manager.

As a key member of the Senior Management Team, the PD leads on the process to conceive and drive the strategy of WV Mozambique and ensures that the programmes implemented help meet the targets of the national office strategy, with a focus on meeting the Child Well-Being Targets through the development and technical approaches. Also critical to the role is driving the successful integration of programming across sectors and across funding streams.


Leadership Culture and Strategy:

  • Lead in building trust and valuing people according to WV Moz guiding principles and Leadership Behaviours. Contribute strengthening organizational culture and leadership. Lead in the review and monitoring of strategies and plans for all of World Vision Mozambique’s programming.

Project Management and Provincial Coordination:

  • Lead programmatic excellence throughout the country to guarantee proper programme/project management, coordination, and representation in the national projects, provincial projects, and district- or sub district-level projects. Ensure the provincial and district model are put in place and fully operationalized.

Supervision and Staff Development:

  • Lead, organize, motivate and develop individuals to perform effectively in a high performance team within Mozambique. Build successors and attach talent. This involves building consensus and conflict resolution, staff recruitment, orientation, on-going management support, quarterly coaching, annual performance planning and appraisal. Support the professional and personal development of these staff through on the job coaching, identification of learning and training needs and opportunities.

Spiritual Nurture and Christian Witness:

  • Provide spiritual leadership to staff, facilitating a supportive environment for spiritual formation of staff, the internalization of WV’s Vision, Mission and Core Values, and the full and appropriate expression of World Vision’s Christian identity.

Networking and Partnerships:

  • Develop and maintain strategic alliances, networks, and partnerships with key internal and external partners and actively pursue contact with government authorities, donors, support offices, civil society, and other stakeholders as a means to strengthen the results of WV programmatic interventions.

Accountable Stewardship:

  • Lead the embodiment of WV’s core value “we are stewards” throughout WV Mozambique’s programming by ensuring high standards of stewardship and accountability and compliance with WV financial policies and procedures, including participation in and follow up of periodic audits.


  • University degree (MA/MS preferred) in a relevant field – Management /Leadership, International Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, or a sectoral area such as agriculture, public health, education, law, etc.

  • 10 years practical experience in national program management and leadership – must be an effective and efficient coach of international and national staff.

  • Experience working in 2 or more other countries.

  • Experience in the relevant development fields – food security, health, HIV/AIDS, sponsorship, WASH, disaster management, child protection, advocacy, and/or education.

  • Significant experience in implementation of grant-funded and privately-funded relief and development programming.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and networking skills.

  • Proven ability to build a team of multinationals.

  • Self-directed individual able to work well in a team and build a team.

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) in English (Portuguese skills or fluency in another Romance language also preferred).

  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office and Lotus Notes.

  • Good understanding of Sphere relief standards (preferred).

  • Knowledge of and adherence to the Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct.

  • Knowledge of institutional donor requirements and compliance (preferred).

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

  • Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, commitment to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement.

  • Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local culture context.

  • Agreement with World Vision’s Christian ethos and able to lead and participate in spiritual growth initiatives.

  • Attend and participate on daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.

  • Perform other duties as required.

  • Exhibit spiritual maturity, integrity and a dynamic personal sense of life calling.

  • Participate in spiritual nurture meetings/devotions as scheduled.

Working Environment/Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field.

  • Travel: 30% Domestic/international travel is required.

  • On call: 10%