|Position Title:||Deputy National Director - Uganda||Application Deadline Date:||31 Jul 2011|
|Position Location:||Kampala||Position Start Date:||01 Oct 2011|
|Region:||Africa\East Africa||Position End Date:||30 Sep 2014|
|Requisition Category:||International||Recruitment Priority:||Need Within 2 Months|
|Country Name:||Uganda||Program/Office Name:||WV Uganda|
|Job Grade Level:||19 IIPP||Recruitment Status:||Advertising in Progress|
|Is this a family post?||Family - Spouse with Children|
To provide executive leadership and coordination of the organizational strategic planning process while leading in the assurance of programmatic quality, excellence in execution, business development, and support services functions of the organization in order to manage risk and compliance while attracting and securing funding to maintain continuity for the organization.
Leadership / Management
Lead the strategy development process for the office with clear, measurable short-term and long-term targets;
Ensure that Ministry strategies are aligned with Regional, Partnership strategic priorities and the country specific strategic guidelines / priorities;
Coordinate the quality assurance meetings for the Senior Management Team and the Expanded Management Team and ensure agreed action plans are implemented.
Provide leadership, coordination and evaluation of the organization’s strategic initiatives and special projects – particularly those requiring cross-functional teams whose participants are members of the Senior Management Team.
Provide oversight and ensure that strategic leadership of the Programs Development, Quality Assurance and Support Services functions of the organization.
Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity though lifestyle and work relationships, and provide spiritual guidance to staff on the Vision, Mission and WV Core Values, including countries with restricted religious context; Ensure that office leadership is capable to work in interfaith contexts and is familiar with World Vision’s commitments;
Respect, value and promote gender, age, religious and ethnic diversity;
Ensure excellent standards in the management of the human, financial, capital and technical resources of the organization, which includes inspiring and maintaining high standards of work and clear accountability to stakeholders;
Engages direction with projects to providing encouragement and support to WV programs.
Ensure that initiatives directed to build capacity required to implement local fundraising are included in the office capacity building plan.
Program Development and Grants
Ensure that there is effective leadership, strategic direction and support to the Program and Resource Development team resulting in the successful proposal development process and acquisition of funds.
Ensure that the unit has a national resource development strategy and implementation plan to generate funds locally (i.e. on multilateral, bilateral, foundations and corporations that may have a "local" presence, but are "international" organizations) for identifying new opportunities and are forging alliances that lead to optimization of all resources;
Work with integrated programmes division to implement long- and short-term programs that create new opportunities for acquisition, retention and transformation of diverse set of donors; Influence donors using creative approaches to motivate them to get involved in support of /office/ Ministry;
Provide leadership to ensure contextual programmatic and organizational standards are established and measured
To ensure the organization has an established technical excellence and quality assurance function orientated around World Vision’s three track ministry while ensuring there is effective coordination of timely and appropriate technical assistance in accordance with established standards and norms for program quality and impact.
Ensure that the support services function has strategic leadership optimizing effective implementation of ICT, procurement, fleet management, administration while mitigating operational risks and increasing overall security by establishing systems and mechanisms to ensure ministry effectiveness.
Ensure procurement and logistics transactions are carried out in accordance with WVI financial guidelines, policies and procedures.
Advocacy and Representation
Support the ND in the engagement and building of strategic alliances with the government of the country, major donor agencies, WV Partnership, non-governmental agencies, churches and media;
Oversee the development and implementation of appropriate advocacy strategies to raise awareness of and advocate for change in- key issues within the specific context;
Lead and facilitate strategies for the promotion of justice that look for the change of unfair structures that oppress those in need; Ensure WV is positioned as a leading NGO in promoting the well-being and rights of children within the country context to deserve public and stakeholders’ confidence and trust;
Strengthen awareness of World Vision’s program both within and outside of the WV Partnership;
Promote WV’s brand internally and externally
Other duties as assigned
Deputize for the ND in his/her absence
Work collaboratively with the ND regarding the engagement and integration of the local MFI (if applicable)
Work collaboratively with other Deputy NDs and regional staff from time to time.
Participate in regional and partnership initiative as required
Attend and participate in the Senior Leadership Team meetings.
Attend, participate or lead in morning devotions and weekly chapel services
Perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Master’s degree in development related fields or related field of study
8-10 years at management/leadership level, out of which at least three (3) years in senior position with demonstrated understanding of the workings of the WV Partnership
PhD degree desirable in a field relevant to WV’s ministry in Uganda