World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible
Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.
Position: Associate Director- Community Engagement and Sponsorship Programming
Report to: Operations Director
Location: Kampala – National Office
Purpose of the position:
The Associate Director- Community Engagement and Sponsorship Plan (CESP) leads the overall management and implementation of WVU’s Development Program Approach (DPA), sponsorship and child protection programming, ensuring these are managed effectively and contribute to Child Well-Being Outcomes in line with the World Vision Uganda Strategic priorities, community and donor accountability requirements.
Provide technical leadership and oversight to WV Uganda’s sponsorship team and resources.
Provide leadership in ensuring effective integration of sponsorship in critical Design, Monitoring and Evaluation processes from assessment, re/design, M&E and transition in accordance with established standards.
Continuously plan and implement a national office Annual sponsorship Operating plan (ASOP) that enables WVU to meet and exceed established partnership standards.
Ensure integration of Child monitoring into programme monitoring; generate trend analysis of emerging Child Wellbeing issues from Sponsorship Information System and draw recommendations to address these emerging Child Wellbeing issues.
Provides leadership in rolling out Sponsorship Field Operating Model ensuring;
Community-level sponsorship activities are integrated with programming activities. This includes planning for inclusion and monitoring of Registered Children along with programme planning and monitoring.
Approach to working with community volunteers and partners needs are clarified and streamlined to ensure community ownership and sustainability.
Seek opportunities to identify approaches, models and best practices in current program that can be scaled up to strengthen and sustain child monitoring processes and systems to maximize participation of community based partners in recruitment and monitoring of children.
Develop and maintain organizational sponsorship performance quality metrics, and quality dashboards integrating statistical analysis and leading specific actions to achieve optimal outcomes in sponsorship management and programming.
Child Protection Technical Program Management
Under the overall supervision and coordination of the Operations Director
Lead the Child Protection (CP) strategic planning and be responsible for the CP technical program implementation. Provide leadership and management (planning, implementation, supervision, monitoring and evaluation) of all Child protection and projects across WVU programming area.
Lead reflection on Child Protection Technical Program performance with aim of ensuring that all child protection projects and activities are implemented on time, target and budget.
Ensure Child Protection high impact, quality implementation and strict compliance with World Vision standards and requirements;
Support the operational planning and development of Child Protection programs in collaboration with Program Managers Finance and other key stakeholder;
Support Child Safeguarding work and ensures World Vision Uganda comply with child safe organization standards.
Provide support and capacity building in the management, design, and implementation and monitoring of Child Protection Programs.
Ensure Child Protection risk management/safeguarding strategies are implemented throughout all existing and new programs.
In collaboration with Advocacy take lead on the design and development of a Child Protection local advocacy strategies.
Development Program Approach (DPA) Management
In collaboration with Technical Program Managers and Regional Program Managers ensures that WV’s Development Programme Approach links well with technical programs and are jointly being implemented with communities and partners within area programmes.
Contextualize and is responsible for rolling out principles, standards and guidance on how World Vision Ugandans works with communities and partners to improve and sustain the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable.
Ensures that WVU programs are implemented in a way that builds local ownership and sustainability through community and partner engagement, joint planning and implementation, and local advocacy.
Responsible for contextualisation of the Development Programme Approach and ongoing refinement based on learning in applying LEAP 3 and refining Sponsorship Field Operating Model, as all of these are interrelated and need to be mutually reinforcing.
Provides guidance on equipping local level staff in Development Programming Approach to reinforce their technical depth in engagement with communities and local partners in achieving Child Wellbeing (CWB).
In close working with Senior Programs Manager-Household Engagement and accountability approach accelerate the implementation of the Development Program Approach initiative called Household Engagement and Accountability Approach (HEAA) in WV Uganda Area Programs and grants in a manner that meets set standards as well as empowering the wellbeing of children, households and communities;
In collaboration with Technical Program Managers, develops and roles out HEAA curriculum that integrates all technical program implementation at the household level
Review and roles out the tools for measuring the impact of HEAA at the program level.
In collaboration with M&E, track the documentation of evidence and learning that support the effectiveness of HEAA and ensures that all required standards and quality assurance standards are met by APs.
Popularize HEAA in WV international as a promising innovation for community engagement and facilitation
Profile HEAA as WVU strategic initiative and measure how it accelerates the realization of the strategy
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies, Social Work and Social Administration or related field
Post graduate degree in relevant field (International development/international relations).
5 years’ experience in blending development in aspects of sponsorship and child protection in project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in a complex program environment
Extensive knowledge of development issues and understanding of the community engagement and facilitation best practices
Excellent application knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Lotus notes and internet applications.
Experience in project documentation, reporting, program information for donors and the World Vision partnership.
Capacity to provide solid leadership and decision-making skills for efficient and effective day to day project implementation.
Ability to work with different partners, local authorities, local organizations and NGOs, to develop and maintain positive relationships.
Demonstrate well – developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal, written (in English) as well as negotiation skills.
Strong understanding of systems design and implementation protocols.
Strong inter-personal skills, and proven team-player.
Proven ability to manage competing priorities.
Able to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.
Perform other duties as required.
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically upto 40% of the time and occasionally internationally.