Jobs at World Vision International in Uganda- Programmes Director


Job Title: Integrated Programmes Director - World Vision, Uganda
Closing Date: Monday, 05 November 2012

POSITION WILL BE BASED IN UGANDA IT IS OPEN TO LOCAL UGANDAN NATIONAL CANDIDATES ONLY, NO RELOCATION WILL BE APPLICABLE

Use your leadership experience in Portfolio and Programme Management to be part of a leading organisation dedicated to improving the lives of children living in poverty.

World Vision (WV) is a global network of people committed to enhance the well-being of children everywhere by empowering families and communities to overcome the challenges of poverty and injustice.

The Integrated Programmes Director - World Vision Uganda will provide overall leadership, oversight and management support for all aspects of programming in World Vision Uganda while creating and nurturing strategic partnerships; and ensuring that all programmes are managed effectively and contribute to Child Well-Being Outcomes in line with the World Vision Uganda Strategic priorities, community and donor accountability.

We are looking for a visionary leader who can combine strong business disciplines with inspirational leadership skills in line with our values and ethos. You will have a passionate desire to help others, especially children.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

    Provide strong and positive leadership to the programmes department ensuring competent and motivated staff are hired and retained.
    Ensure programmes achieve Child Well-Being Outcomes in line with the organization's Ministry Framework and Development Approach, and World Vision Uganda strategic priorities and programme designs.
    Collaboratively contribute to the development of strategy, directions and key priorities of WV programmes (short, medium and long) ensuring coherent strategy and a business plan for the national office that follows well from the strategy
    Support the Development and execution of a strategy to diversify the National Office funding portfolio for WV, in terms of type and sources, especially from bilateral and multilateral sources, in close partnership with other Directors.
    In coordination with National Director and Support Offices, develop and maintain pro-active relationships with bilateral and multilateral representatives in country ensuring that WV is represented through coordination, liaison and building collaborative relationships with donors, other NGOs, government authorities and other stakeholders and partners.

    REQUIRED SKILLS INCLUDE:
    Bachelor's degree in International Development, Business Administration, Public Health, Economics, Rural Development or a related field. Master's degree in Development, Social Sciences, Management or other related areas is an added advantage.
    Training or certification in Portfolio and/or Programme Management with accredited institutions such as PMI, Prince 2, or IPMA.
    Minimum of 5 years managerial experience in Portfolio and Program Management with a thorough understanding of all areas of project management cycles in a complex, international development organization.
    Demonstrated track record in proposal development, funding acquisitions and grant management for major government donors preferred.

    Will you use your experience in programme management to further 'life in all its fullness' for children?

How to apply:

For specific details regarding the position, please refer to the full description and apply online by the closing date. For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: www.wvi.org. World Vision is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline: 5th Nov 2012



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