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Cluster Manager- Northern Cluster- Readvertised

Job Description

Purpose of the position:

To provide Leadership and manage Technical Programs implemented in a cluster by providing management support in Integration and implementation of Tanzania Empowerment ADP Model (TEAM), by ensuring that allocated programs/project resources are used as per WV Strategy, WV policies, donor standards and procedures to attain the Child Well Being outcomes.

Must develop/ maintain and be a visionary leader, able to impart his/her vision to others and manage change. Must also observe mission and core values of World Vision and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

Ensuring that communities and staff are facilitated to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate the program activities for quality and sustainable development.

  • Monitoring performance of the Cluster in relation to changes, innovations or new model that is introduced;

  • In coordination with P&C business partner, provide support to the ADP staff and communities to ensure effective training and exposure visit on empowerment approach is conducted;

Coordinating the proper implementation of development and grants programs/projects as annual operation plans and other planning documents;

  • Facilitating ADP team to integrate change management in the program implementation processes;

Financial Accountability: Enforcing stewardship and accountability by ensuring that resources are efficiently and effectively utilized within the program/project for the intended purpose;

  • Ensuring proper utilization of program funds as per Area Plans (AP);

  • Closely monitoring the ADP’s budget as per agreed Area Plans;

  • Ensuring that there is value for money for every activity done;

  • Adhering with internal control and ensure all staff complies with financial internal control;

Facilitating biblical world view and translate it into community mind set for change of dependency syndrome;

  • Empowering community to change the mind set towards development;

  • Facilitating the community to own their developments without depending on donor support or handouts;

  • Building confidence among the community to realize available resources that can be used to change their lives;

  • Facilitating community to connect the biblical thinking with the holistic development;

  • Building confidence among communities that they are potential and they have the capacity and ability to change their lives;

  • Empowering the community to see the bigger picture of their lives;

Facilitating innovation and creative mind in initiating multiple economic projects at household level;

  • Working with community to identify economic potentials available within the community and how to utilize them;

  • Creatively preparing Grant and PNS proposals that relate to rural livelihood to provide sustainable economic development platform for achieving CWBO;

  • Translating the available economic potentials to improve household income within the cluster;

  • Working with the community to address the challenges which can turn into great opportunities;

  • Promoting and come up with new innovation and simple technologies that will address some of the challenges;

  • Connecting value chain producer groups with markets within the cluster;

Ensuring integration and implementation of transition plans, disaster preparedness plans and development of local institutions (CPGs, CBO, SGs/VICOBA, CCC, FBOs, etc) for sustainable development;

Ensuring that sponsorship and child protection standards are adhered to and they are adequately integrated into programming for community transformation;

  • Building capacity of community, frontline staff and sponsorship staff on child protection;

  • Empowering all the frontline staff to integrate child protection in their project implementation;


  • Facilitating networking relationships and participation with wide stakeholders such as government, church, faith based organization leaders and other key partners at local and international level;

  • Enhancing WVT/VFT and GAFCO integration for profitable agriculture, livestock production and enterprise development (high value agriculture crops and livestock breeds);

Team performance:

  • Facilitating team building motivate and maintain strong relationships, be passionate for the poor, making an impact, and bear witness to Gods Kingdom within the cluster;

  • Providing spiritual support to staff of the Project and reinforce the Core Values to enable understanding of WV operations and culture;

  • Coordinating and facilitating performance management and ensure there is performance culture among the Cluster staff;

  • Implementing TEAM communication strategy to partners including the communities, government, NGOs, FBOs, Support Office and others;

  • Providing technical support in capacity building of frontline staff in development of key programming areas specifically in new WVT initiatives (TEAM approach);

Programming standards:

  • Facilitating assessments, design/ redesign of Technical Program (TP) measurements, and evaluation exercises for quality assurance;

  • Facilitating program design/redesign (TP) to focus on TEAM approach;

  • Facilitating Technical program on basis of the technical approaches for implementation within the cluster;

  • Facilitating review, assessment and evaluation of Team Program at Cluster level and provide effective feedback to NO regards to the implementation of the recommendations from the studies;

  • Ensuring quality and timely monthly, quarterly, bi –annual and annual projects/programs narrative together with annual budget, Area Plans and facilitate program/project monthly funding and review financial reports; and

  • Ensuring that both Evaluation and Audit (Finance and Operations) recommendations are timely responded to, fully implemented and progress is reported quarterly.

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:

  • Minimum Qualification required: Master Degree in Economics, Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, Education or other related Social Science field

  • Experience: 5 - 7 years in program/project leadership at Managerial level

  • Preferred: Preferred: Experience in WV programming in one or all the Technical Programs

  • Technical Skills & Abilities:

  • Computer skills.

  • Demonstrated ability in supervision

  • Able to contextualize development models in an innovative way

  • Have a ‘can do’ mindset and ability to work with a team to figure out the ‘how’

  • Be empowerment focused as opposed to service delivery.

  • Able to engage religious leaders of all faiths by mobilizing them to promote holistic development.

  • Management information system skills

  • Program/project management skills

  • Skills in report writing and project designs Basic knowledge on human resources management

  • Ability to manage crisis and work related disturbances.

  • Experience in working with donor funds, sponsorship operations and grants funding.

  • Working knowledge of disaster management, emergency preparedness, monitoring and evaluation, sphere standards are added advantage.

  • Good planning and organizational skills

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and other stakeholders

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Travel: 10% Domestic/international travel is required.

  • On call: 20%