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Director, Program Quality & Development Division

10715-17G24108
Yangon
31-Jul-18

WORK CONTEXT/BACKGROUND:

World Vision has been working in Myanmar since 1991. The budget for FY18 is $24 million, comprised of 35 percent government grants and 65 percent private funding. There are over 69,000 children in 33 ADPs sponsored through World Vision in Myanmar, and the organization operates in 12 of the 14 states/divisions. Key sectors of focus include health, education, economic development, and child protection. World Vision works in a child focused, community based, and integrated manner, with over 730 staff and 3000 volunteers engaged in Myanmar.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Programme Quality and Development (PQD) Division is among the 6 Divisions directly reporting to the National Director. The other Divisions are: Operations; People and Culture; Finance and Administration; Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs; and External Engagements.

The Director is responsible for leading the Division to enhance and maintain quality in all programs of World Vision Myanmar – both sponsorship and nonsponsorship. The Division sets standards, adapts tools, delivers technical support, documents progress, and coordinates with key stakeholders (internal and external).

The PQD Division works hand-in-hand to support the Operations Division, whose main responsibility is program implementation.

There are a number of technical Departments within the PQD Division, including, Health, Education, Economic Development, Protection, and Monitoring & Evaluation.

The Division is also responsible for planning, identifying, and accessing new financial resources. This includes sources of private funding, as well as government grant funding (e.g. AusAid, DFID, USAID).

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide leadership for improving program quality, Design Monitoring & Evaluation (DM&E), resource acquisition, and technical support.

  • Coach and mentor department managers.

  • Identify and acquire new financial resources to support the implementation of World Vision Myanmar's (WVM’s) country strategy and sector strategies.

  • Ensure that all programs are aligned with partnership standards.

  • Contribute actively in the decision making processes of the management team.

  • Actively participate in technical networks and relationship building with external stakeholders.

  • Develop and update strategy for PQ&D Division and PQ&D departments and monitor its implementation.

  • Capacity building is coordinated between technical departments and different divisions in WVM.

  • Perform other tasks duly assigned by the National Director.

  • Assume personal responsibility for career development.

  • Adhere to World Vision Core Values.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • MSc/MA in Development Studies, Business Administration, Management, Technical Field (e.g. Public Health, Education) or related field.

  • Excellent knowledge of relief, development, advocacy.

  • Ability to work cross-culturally.

  • Understanding of World Vision’s Design, Monitoring and Evaluation framework.

  • Knowledge of humanitarian industry, program development, resource acquisition, and donor relations.

  • Knowledge of donor requirements and funding sources (e.g. bilateral and multilateral donors).

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Ability to manage multi-sectoral, multi-tracked tasks simultaneously.

  • Proven leadership skills.

  • Ability to compose quality project design and proposals.

  • Demonstrate clear Christian commitment and spiritual maturity.

  • Ability to work in a complex external environment.

  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in program planning design, monitoring and evaluation..

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a leadership position.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in a developing country.

  • Experience managing multi-lateral, bi-lateral and other grant donors.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Based at the National Office with some level of travelling (domestic as well as international) expected – approximately 15%.