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Regional Programs Manager - Western Region

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
2+ Years

Position: Regional Programs Manager

Report to: Senior Programs Director

Location: Western Region

Purpose of the position:

To provide overall leadership, support and management of WV Uganda integrated ministry programmes and operations within a designated Region in a manner that meets set standards and facilitates the wellbeing of children, households and communities.

The regional portfolio therefore covers operations management of sponsorship-funded programmes, grant/PNSF and GIK at programme level.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Leadership and management:

  • Lead and manage integration of programmes and operations from all funding steams.

  • Provide guidance on integration of advocacy and disaster/ risk management in field level development programmes and programme/ project designs and implementation strategies.

  • Dissemination and support implementation of Partnership and NO strategies, guidelines, initiatives and policies in the region.

  • Steer the implementation of management decisions/recommendations in the region and programmes/ projects in order to met quality standards, and promote alignment with strategies and standards.

  • Develop regional human resource development plan, and manage staff development/ growth in order to build a cadre of high performing staff and regional teams.

  • Support rolling out of partnership and national level initiatives and adaptation of policies/guidelines.

Operations Planning and Management

  • Provide overall guidance and support to the region and programmes in development of regional Annual Operating Plan, and programme and project designs, annual plans and budgets.

  • Monitor and guide regional programmes and projects in the implementation of designs and plans, DME processes and budgets.

  • Map out funding gaps and support preparation and/or review of key funding proposals before they are submitted to the potential support offices and donors.

  • Lead the development and review of the annual operation plans and budgets of projects and programmes, in line with global, regional and national guidelines.

  • Support and monitor implementation of projects/programmes are being managed and implemented in a manner that will result in achievement of goals within set time frame and allocated resources.

  • Ensure scheduled design, monitoring and evaluation processes (assessments, designs, baseline surveys, evaluations, and transformational indicators measurement) are conducted and reports completed and approved.

  • Integration of child protection in programmes, projects, sponsorship operations and other interventions, such as HR/OD, advocacy, ADP designs.

  • Support integration of all programmes within the regional programmes/ operations.

  • Actively promote the strengthening of capacity of programme staff..

  • Ensure Christian Commitments is effectively integrated in end-to-end programming processes (assessments, designs/redesigns, monitoring, evaluation and reflection)

  • Support the integration and mainstreaming of thematic and sector programmes with programme level programmatic interventions.

  • Ensure the various reports (ADPs, PNSFs and grants) are submitted on time and of good quality.

  • Support development of mechanisms and guidelines for operationalization of partnership programmatic initiatives.

  • Implementation of audit recommendations and prevention of reoccurrence.

Financial and Assets Management

  • Budgeting - support regional programmes in development of annual plans and budgets planning and budgeting period..

  • Budget management - ensure that all regional programs are managed within the planned time frame and approved budgets.

  • Identify and manage over or under spending in a timely manner.

  • Financial management - support processes that ensure proper financial management and accountability in line with policy guidelines.

  • Risk management – conduct pre-operational audits to minimize any risks.

  • Asset management - management of assets in the programmes in line with policy and set guidelines.

Sponsorship Management

  • Ensure that sponsorship management business processes, standards and policies are operationalised and followed-through in programmes.

  • Oversight support to programmes on use of sponsorship data to inform evidence-based programming.

  • Guide and support the development programme level business processes.

  • Monitor and oversight support in management of sponsorship performance in compliance with partnership standards.

Child protection

  • Monitor and support operationalisation of child protection and participation strategies, policies and.

  • Ensure adherence and compliance to child protection policies, standards and protocols.

Quality Assurance

  • Quality and timely delivery of assessments, designs and plans by field programmes.

  • Quality and timely monthly reports

  • Quality and timely bi-annual and annual reports

  • Quality and timely sponsorship performance reports.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in any development related field (social sciences, development studies, management, education, agriculture or public health). Masters degree is an advantage.

  • Analytical and problem solving skills.

  • A thorough understanding of project/programme design, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Familiarity with community based programming and development approaches.

  • Excellent people manager with good team-building skills and proven record of managing and developing teams of professionals, including those in dispersed/distant locations.

  • Organization and time management skills in order to manage priorities within own workload, identify deadlines and cope with conflicting demands.

  • A committed Christian able to engage across denominational boundaries.

Core Capabilities

  • Practicing accountability & integrity.

  • 2Achieving quality results and services.

  • Influencing individuals and groups.

  • Understanding the Humanitarian Industry (e) Building collaborative relationships

  • Communicating information effectively