*Position open for national and international applicants.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
To provide strategic leadership to the Programmes and Operations teams.
To ensure programme designs are efficient, effective, innovative and reach the most vulnerable.
To ensure funding diversification and growth per the WVIN strategy.
To ensure quality, effective, efficient and timely implementation of all operations and sponsorship.
To provide strategic input to the Senior Leadership Team.
Drives high quality results in programme implementation:
Strong performance management of Programmes and Operations teams.
Projects, programmes and sponsorship implemented in timely, effective, relevant and efficient manner.
Performance of partner NGOs is managed.
Underspend/overspend not more than 5%.
All donor requirements for grant-funded and PNS projects are met.
WVIN is prepared to respond to small –medium sized disasters in a timely, effective, efficient and appropriate manner.
GC sponsorship standards are met.
Program Implementation contributes to impact the most vulnerable through appropriate beneficiary selection and geographic targeting.
Monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual and other donor reports are submitted on time.
Increase and Diversify Funding:
75% of project proposals submitted for funding are accepted and funded.
WVIN’s funding portfolio is a mix of sponsorship, PNS, bilateral, multilateral and foundation funds.
Preposition with peers, donors and government for future grant opportunities.
In collaboration with MEALS Director and Programs and Field Operations team, ensuring availability of evidence of impact of program implementation for pre-positioning and proposal development.
Ensures the creation of, technically sound programming that focusses on the most vulnerable:
Design innovative development programmes that reach the most vulnerable children and their families.
Improve the quality of programme design through technical rigor, evidence and learning and through intelligent risk.
Ensure WVIN has technical representation on key working groups, committees etc with donors, peers and government.
Technical programmes are aligned with GoN Line Ministry programmes.
All Programme and Operations staff have clear performance expectations and individual learning plans.
Regular coaching of managers.
Department/unit managers able to meet 85% of department annual goals and within time schedule & budget.
Create working atmosphere that inspires and motivates staff to pursue excellent performance.
Manage cohesion among programs, resources development unit and field operations team.
Manages all Risks associated with Programmes and Operations:
Acceptable audits and programme evaluations.
Ensure performance of safeguarding responsibilities and obligations as per organizational policy, guidelines and standards in all WVIN operations.
Be accountable for the safety and security of WV Field Office teams and assets.
Ensure all business processes and programming activities of WVIN are in compliance with WV’s policies and standards, as well as relevant external regulations and standards including government’s and donors’.
Contribute to development and improvements of strategy, policies, procedures and systems for greater effectiveness, efficiency and a healthy organizational life.
Contribute strategically to Senior Leadership Team meetings.
Create and maintain a working environment that encourages critical thinking, learning and feedback, and strives to improve efficiency, effectiveness and quality of performance.
Professional & Personal Development:
Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to World Vision’s Core Values.
Demonstrable practice on Servant Leadership qualities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Graduate degree qualification and/or professional qualification in International Development studies, Community Development or any Social Science related degree or MBA.
Clear strategic and systems thinker.
Experience and understanding of humanitarian response and/or DRR.
Strong experience in people management.
High critical, creative and innovative thinking.
At least 10-12 years’ experience in Program Management in a complex, international organization preferably in INGO context.
Developed people in a cross-cultural setting, and initiated and implemented organizational change at leadership level.
Experience in high level government, IO & UN representation.
Proven leadership ability.
Proven experience as a team player.
Demonstrated facilitation and collaboration skills.
Competent in the use of Microsoft Office computer programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Mature personality and skilled communicator.
Ability to manage complexity and ambiguity.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Experience working in a disaster response.
Will provide guidance, support, coaching and mentoring to Department/unit Heads and ensure a culture of collaboration and communication is maintained.
Must be willing and able to travel nationally up to 50% per annum.