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Integrated Programs Director

Job Description

Job Opportunity

Integrated Programs (IP) Director

World Vision International (Rwanda) is a child focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs currently in 17 Districts of Rwanda.

World Vision seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position ofIntegrated Programs Director. This position will be based at the Head Office in Kigali, and reporting to the National Director.

Purpose of the position:

To lead, develop, direct and manage all aspects of World Vision’s Programs in Rwanda including grants, sponsorship, and humanitarian emergency Programs ensuring that the ministry achieves optimum impact on child wellbeing as well as attain organizational Vision, Mission and core values. The director ensures that WVR upholds the integrated focus of WVR’s ministry which is child focused, Christian, and community based, and that it complements government (GoR) plans. S/He ensures that WVR is accountable to all partners and that all work is of the highest standard, cost effective and adheres to standards and policies of World Vision International.

The IP Director is responsible to ensure Operations, Project Management and Implementation of all programs and projects are in compliance with WV Mission, Vision, Core Values and Partnership standards in Transformational Development, HEA, and Advocacy.

The integrated Programs Director will assist the National Director in overall coordination, implementation and supervision of all resources and operations. Key areas include resource acquisition, staff capacity building, monitoring, technical soundness, oversight of Program activities and reporting.

Communicate World Vision's Christian ethos and demonstrate quality spiritual life that can be commendable to others.

The major responsibilities:

Strategic Thinking

  • Provide thought leadership to the integrated Programs team continuously challenging them improve quality and grow ministry.

  • Provide thought leadership into the process of Program design, national office strategy development and ensure its implementation.

  • Ensure that the national office strategy is ambitious, relevant to community and country context and aligned to WVI global strategy

  • Ensure that national office strategy is understood and cascaded to all levels of the Programs division

  • Promote innovation among the IPD team to maximize ministry growth and impact


  • Provide leadership, support and coordination in the implementation of ongoing grants, APs and other special projects to meet desired goals and objectives and identify opportunities for new projects / programs based on country strategic direction.

  • Uphold WVI Vision, mission core values and partnership standards and practices as foundational in planning and management of Programs

  • Demonstrate management of board relations for the organization

  • Build a strong Programs team providing strategic guidance, management capacity, synergy and depth of leadership

  • Provide an environment where teams can share experiences and best practices in a way that enhances quality of WVR ministry

  • Develop national operation plan ensuring that it is in accordance with national and global strategies

  • Provide leadership in capacity building of program staff in development and key programming areas (LEAP, CBW, CP and other new WV initiatives). Lead

  • Planning and execution of integrated programs (development/HEA/Advocacy); risk management; monitoring, evaluation and accountability of all WVB-supported programs


  • In collaboration with the National Director, develop and maintain productive and effective relationships with support offices, regional office, and the Global Centre.

  • In consultation with the National Director, develop and maintain good relationships with major (government/private) donors and World Vision Support Offices.

  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with other divisions such as Finance & support services, Programs development and quality assurance, and people and culture ensuring that they support effective Program implementation.

Ministry Effectiveness

  • Ensure integration of all programs/projects and grants such that a true holistic approach to transformational development is found in the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.

  • Provide leadership in the area of humanitarian emergency affairs, advocacy and TD

  • Ensure integration of economic development in all WVR operation areas and Programs as a strategic thrust for sustainability

  • Position World Vision as a leading NGO in promoting the wellbeing of children and children rights within the country context

  • Ensure that WVR is a force to reckon and a strong advocate for children within civil society

  • Represent WVR to communities within WVR operation areas

  • In consultation with the National Director Represent WVR to the government, church major donor urgencies, ministry partners, and non-governmental agencies and build strategic alliances with these stakeholders to increase the impact of WVR ministry.

Build strong relationships with donors and support offices

  • Mobilize support offices to increase their interest and investment in Rwanda

  • Closely collaborate with all key donors with presence/interest in Rwanda (including bilateral, multilateral, embassies, etc)

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

Educational level required:

  • A Minimum of Bachelors Degree in rural development, agricultural sciences, social sciences or other development related fields

  • Added advantage:Masters degree in a development related field


  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in development work preferably within a large international NGO

  • At least two years senior management experience or middle level management experience

Technical Skills & Abilities:

  • Must have people management skills, with ability to lead, inspire and mentor subordinates to achieve highest results

  • The position requires a systems thinker, an analytical and critical thinker capable of questioning assumptions and proposing suitable and practical solutions.

  • Proficiency in the English Language

  • Committed to growing as a Christian.

  • Evident Vision and passion for the poor

  • Skills in project management, design monitoring and evaluation

Working Environment / Conditions:

Travel: 50 % Domestic, 10% international travel is required


  • The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience:

How to apply:

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In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know on [email protected](no applications will be accepted through this email)

The closing date for submission of applications is 23rd November 2016; no late applications will be accepted

As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks