Faith and Development Manager
Position: Faith and Development Manager
Report to: Programme Manager
Location: National Office, Kampala
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
To provide leadership and technical support to WVU’s ministry in bringing holistical transformation through integrating faith perspective in programming:
Contribute in measurable ways to WVU’s goal of achieving positive social change leading to a more equal and just society for Uganda’s children that is consistent with our Vision, Core Values and Policies.
Creating opportunities for open and dynamic dialogue leading to greater mutual understanding among staff with different ethnic and Christian traditions.
To facilitate and collaborate on peace building and conflict resolution activities.
To develop and integrate initiatives that nurture spiritual formation of World Vision staff
Develop partnerships with faith based organisations and liaise with leaders of different faiths in Uganda to get involved in social change/development issues.
DESCRIPTION OF MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
Staff Spiritual Formation
Ensure WV Christian foundations, identity & witness is reinforced through staff character by;
Participation in the recruitment and orientation of staff, to ensure staff whose values align with WV identity are selected and that new staff have a clear understanding of WV Christian identity, witness and foundations and the implication to staff and professional/personal engagements
Contribute to Christian ethos in WVU by designing and championing strategies and programmes for transformational bible study, prayer, spiritual guidance and retreats and other spiritual nurture activities that equip staff to witness in deed and word.
In partnership with People & Culture (HR), develop and implement programs that build the capacity of Senior Leadership and Management teams to practice spiritual disciplines, servant leadership integrate their faith and work and to empower the staff under them to do the same.
In partnership with P&C facilitate the development of Christ-Centered leadership for managers to help shape Leadership style that demonstrates Christian witness in & outside of work
Develop programs that build the capacity of CC Point Persons and other WVU staff involved in leading chapel and devotion groups for effective implementation of staff spiritual formation and its documentation
Develop and implement guidelines for Chapel in consultation with chapel committee to ensure that chapel business demonstrates spiritual maturity, promote spiritual growth of staff and denominational inclusiveness
Partnerships with Churches and Para-church institutions
Provide guidance to WVU staff and partners on WV policies and approaches to church engagement for mutual understanding and relevant engagement
Engage and build positive relations with the church, para-church organizations and institutions, supporters, donors and partners to improve their understanding and appreciation of opportunities for engagement with World Vision for Child well being
Foster engagement with the church for holistic ministry including leadership development, spiritual nurture of children, advocacy, conflict management and economic development
In collaboration with church umbrella bodies, strengthen the capacity of the church to address intra-church and interfaith issues that may hinder their participation in child wellbeing
Ensure high profile representation of WVU in National and International strategic FBO initiatives
Ensure that WVU programmes and staff engage with the local church for both spiritual development and addressing development concerns at ADP level.
Develop mechanisms that document key learnings and promising practices from Church partnerships
Ensure the training of WVU management and staff on interfaith engagement for appropriate decision making and program implementation in different context
Establish Interfaith dialogues on topical issues relevant to WVU’s work
Engage Interfaith groups on Channels of Hope models
Spiritual Nurture of Children (SNC)
Ensure implementation of SNC is in compliance with the Contextualized Spiritual Nurture of Children policy and guidelines
Ensure that WVU programming integrates SNC
Facilitate the formation of partnerships with church and para-church organizations for the implementation of SNC
Faith and Development integration in technical programmes
Provide technical guidance for integration of Channels of Hope models , Celebrating Families etc) in technical programmes
Work with programmes and Resource Development teams to provide Leadership in resource mobilization to ensure adequate funding for faith and development activities.
Education and experience required
Bachelor’s Degree in theology, Education, Development studies, Social sciences or related fields from a recognized institution.
Postgraduate education/studies in development, theology/missions and/or preferably with an emphasis on mission and development will be an added advantage
At least five years’ relevant experience two of which are in leadership position in Faith and Development Roles or in working with different churches and Christian organizations.
Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan, and manage programs as well as transfer knowledge and skills.
Experience with international development organization desired.
Must have proven experience in team work
Must have good Coordination, interpersonal and communication skills
Must have proven analytical, problem solving skills and ability to work with minimum supervision.
Must be able to market Faith and Development programs to donors, collaborating stakeholders and WV partners
Must be well respected in society for Christian values and professionalism
Senior leadership role in a church and/or para church organization strongly desired
Should demonstrate ability to work in multicultural, multidenominational and multi-faith environments