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Regional Manager - West

Job Description

Job Opportunity

Western Regional Manager

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

World Vision seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position of Western Regional Manager. This position will be based in the Western Region at Huye Office, and reporting to the Integrated Programs Director.

Purpose of the position:

The Regional Manager overseeing different aspects of several Clusters, Grants and special projects in the Regional, the primary role is to provide managerial support. The role is expected operationalize the four track ministry strategic priorities into an integrated programming within the Region and foster stakeholder engagement to contribute to child well-being outcomes in line with the WVR Strategic priorities. The position provides interface between the SO, National Office, the Clusters and Grants Projects within the regional coverage. The Regional Manager is required to ensure sponsorship meets Support Office, Global Centre and Regional Office standards and initiatives on timely manner.

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

The major responsibilities:

  • Provide strong and positive leadership to the Regional and Program/Project teams and fostering an environment of team synergy

  • Ensure competent and motivated staff are hired and retained

  • Foster a conducive environment for personal, spiritual and professional development of staff through on-the-job coaching, mentoring and identification of learning and training needs and opportunities.

  • Ensure integration of all programming aspects (Transformation Development, Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs, and & Advocacy) in programs and projects for effective achievement of the organization’s strategic priorities.

  • Work with IPD to ensure high and effective performance management that leads to engaged and motivated staff at regional and program/project levels

  • Provide oversight to operational risk management, including ensuring the implementation and maintenance of core security requirements.

  • Provide leadership in branding and profiling the organization

  • Contribute to the development of strategy, directions and key priorities of WR operations (short, medium and long term).

  • Guide Region in identifying opportunities for new programs and transitioning of phasing out programs.

  • Ensure planning and budgeting process is aligned and operating smoothly.

  • Be a member of the Extended Senior Leadership Management Team forums and provide leadership to the Regional Team.

  • Ensure quality procurement processes and stewardship of WV resources for the child well being

  • Ensure timely development and submission of annual plans and budgets for securing financial resources by all projects in the region

  • Lead and facilitate development of proposals to meet emerging community needs within the region.

  • Ensure donor and stakeholder concerns are addressed for effective and sustained engagement for programs and projects in the region

  • Ensure, in coordination/consultation with Operations department and others, facilitate staff capacity building and training

  • Ensure a monitoring of activity implemented through holding of regular meeting with Cluster managers, Grants Managers and regional team, tracking budget management, field visits and subsequently participating in the National Office ESLT to advise leadership

  • Ensure the timely and appropriate utilization of budgeted resource by APs/grants by tracking burn rates and variance beyond 10%;

  • Ensure that all ADPs and projects achieve acceptable financial and operational audit results by implementing interventions in accordance with established norms and policies;

  • Ensure that Programs managers within region are successfully engaging with key internal and external stakeholders, including other WVR entities , SO and GC representatives as well as community, government, church, and other civil society representatives in order to maximize the impact of efforts and influencing for allocation of resources on intervention gap areas

  • Ensure every Program/project has an updated risk register (MWRAP) guiding risk management that is regularly being acted and reported on

  • Ensure all required reports are approved and uploaded onto required platforms within timelines and guidelines provided

  • Ensure monitoring of project and budget implementation through variance analysis, accountability to ensure adherence to timelines and budgets scope so as to meet

  • Ensure program designs are done in compliance with WV standards and ensure execution done in accordance with donor requirements while employing an empowerment approach building on strong relationships with key stakeholders for all APs and projects.

  • Ensure sponsorship meets Support Office, Global Centre, NO standards at all times.

  • Ensure Programs Managers and Grant Project Managers do set up, utilize and maintain effective complaints and feedback mechanisms to ensure stakeholders’ concerns are addressed.

  • Ensure documentation, sharing and replication of best practices and innovations with internal & external partners

  • Ensure Clusters/grants do and are supported to do assessments to identify issues for the NO strategy and child wellbeing outcomes.

  • Ensure design teams are supported to systematically incorporate sustainability strategies, transition steps and sustainability indicators in Program designs.

  • Ensure managers are supported for participatory development and reviews of the Program designs to ensure a shared understanding of interventions, roles and contributions of all parties involved.

  • In consultation with NO ensure design documents and plans are confirmed compliant with LEAP (including timeliness) and other standards.

  • Ensure designs are include cross-cutting themes (gender, peace, disability, Christian Commitment, Climate Change, Child Protection)

  • Ensure staffing levels and capacities in the Region Offices are adequate for Program monitoring purposes.

  • Ensure that monitoring data informs decision making for programming in the region.

  • Provide consistent coaching and feedback to Program teams to strengthen data quality at the Program level.

  • Ensure monitoring data collected by APs includes cross-cutting themes (gender, peace, disability, Christian Commitment, Climate Change, Child Protection)

  • Ensure APs are supported in the review of terms of reference (ToRs) for evaluations and baselines.

  • Contribute to the development of recommendations based on the findings, drawing from knowledge of the Program area and context.

  • Ensure evaluation reports are reviewed and comply with the standards before feedback with the partners.

  • Ensure AP teams are supported to share learning and undertake advocacy with/among stakeholders for Child Well Being in the region.

  • In consultation with IPD, ensure APs undertake reflection and learning sessions that informs and betters the development practice.

  • Ensure evaluations/ baselines plans and reports incorporate cross-cutting themes (gender, peace, disability, Christian Commitment, Climate Change, Child Protection) for every AP team

  • Ensure review of semi-annual and annual reports for all the APs in their region is undertaken and works with IPD and PDQA/DME on this

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:

Education:

Master’s degree in such areas as Development/Social Studies, Management, Business Administration, Rural Development, health, and livelihoods/food security - related fields. Advanced degree in development/management/ leadership is added advantage.

Experience

  • Minimum of six years relevant experience in planning, implementing and reporting on development, relief projects and experience in managing over 5 million dollar program in a year with international development organization; 4 of which must be in managerial position

  • Strong experience (5 years) in working with donors and Partners at Provincial, and National levels

  • Proven experience in Multiple tasks management

Other Skills

  • Must have experience in project design and proposal writing.

  • Must have proven analytical/problem-solving abilities.

  • Requires excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills.

  • Must be fluent in English, both written and spoken. French is an added advantage

  • Must have proven experience in managing Government or UN grants such as USAID, SIDA, AUSAID etc...

  • Experience in facilitating project Monitoring & evaluation

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 70% of the time.

  • Must have the ability to manage Multiple tasks

Salary:

  • The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience:

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-rwanda

If this is your first time applying onlinevia the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process

All applicants must apply using our online application system,CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know on wvrwanda-recruitment@wvi.org(no applications will be accepted through this email)

The closing date for submission of applications is February 16, 2017; 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