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Faith and Development Manager

Job Description

Position: Faith and Development Manager

Report to: Programme Manager

Location: National Office, Kampala


To provide leadership and technical support to WVUs ministry in bringing holistical transformation through integrating faith perspective in programming:

  • Contribute in measurable ways to WVUs goal of achieving positive social change leading to a more equal and just society for Ugandas 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.


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

Interfaith Engagement

  • 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