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STRATEGY AND PROGRAM QUALITY DIRECTOR

STRATEGY AND PROGRAM QUALITY DIRECTOR

World Vision International Rwanda

https://www.wvi.org

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STRATEGY AND PROGRAM QUALITY DIRECTOR 

World Vision is a child-focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programmes in 30 Districts of Rwanda. Our interventions in the strategic period of 2021-2025 seek to reach 2 million of the most vulnerable children. This is done through programming in Resilience and Livelihoods, WASH and Health, Child Protection and Education. 

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated, and experienced Rwandan national for the role of Strategy and Program Quality Director, joining an established and experienced team. This stimulating position incorporates a range of skills and development in multiple areas, allowing for an exciting opportunity for career growth in a dynamic, global organization. It will be based in Kigali, Rwanda, and reports to the National Director.

Purpose of the position:

To provide Strategic Leadership & Operational Program Quality Management services to enhance program impact and learning across World Vision programs and projects in all funding streams- (Sponsorship, Grants, Emergency response) intervention. The position will provide performance Management to the Technical Programs, Evidence & Learning teams, Advocacy, GEDSI Partnering teams while fostering partnerships with Donors, Support Offices, Global Canter, East Africa Regional office and Government in line with National Office Strategic priorities.The position will ensure high quality program quality (including MEAL community engagement and empowerment processes, sector-focused) technical guidance and assistance to program/projects, capacity development; oversee, applied research processes; ensure appropriate donor and organizational compliance; and facilitate organizational learning from program results.The incumbent will drive National Office Strategy formulation/refresh and cascading to programs interventions, departmental unit’s operational plans, strategy implementation, tracking and reporting.  This will include developing systems and approaches to enhance National office senior leadership use of program data for adaptive management. The position is critical to advancing a national office evidence agenda to facilitate influence, impact, and income goals. 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

% of timeActivity
30%Leadership and strategic managementOversee strategy formulation, cascading, implementation tracking and reporting in line with the WVI Partnership strategy ‘Our Promise.’Provide leadership to the technical programs and Evidence and Learning Teams for fidelity of implementation modelsOversee implementation and application of Transformational development principles across all programs and projectsIn collaboration with P&C, ensure right staff are recruited, retained, and provided with intentional opportunities, mentoring and coaching for developmentEnsure that all program interventions are supported and implemented as per LEAP, and other partnership and donor standardsEnsure integration of faith and development in Technical Programs.Work closely with the Operations Director and Resource Development (RD) Director for effective resource development and project implementationWork closely with the Operations Director and Finance Director for timely execution of the NO AOPs and BudgetsEnsure a learning culture, evidence-based programming and documentation of best practices and industry standardsEnsure organization representation at strategic government functions and donor meetingsModel a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity through lifestyle and work relationships support spiritual development of his/her team.


25%Accountability and quality assuranceProvide leadership and direction needed to promote a culture of quality programming, innovative DME, learning and reporting throughout World Vision in line with LEAP, global and industry standardsEnsure programs/projects are implemented with fidelity in line with the Core Project models and set standardsSupport timely and effective implementation of various accountability mechanisms such as Operational and Finance Audits and Programme evaluationsEnsure internal control systems are implemented to mitigate risks and ensure accountability that will result in good audit ratingsProvide leadership to program teams to ensure the capturing and dissemination of program impactEnsure programs comply with partnership standards, policies and protocols, including all relevant sections of the Field Finance Manual
15% Information Management, monitoring, Innovation and adaptive learningProvide leadership to the strategy tracking, performance review and reportingIn collaboration with the finance unit, ensure planning and budgeting, project funding, expenditures and process are aligned and operating smoothlyEnsure the development of WV’s office capacity to focus strategically on initiatives which generate higher quality programming leading to measurable and sustainable development.Support identification of strategic research priorities in collaboration with sector advisors, global centre evidence and learning team and programme developmentSupport prioritized operations research including contributing towards acquiring funding for researchLead roll-out of Digital Transformation Strategy and scale up electronic MEAL using technologies/platforms such as Horizon Reimaged, geographic information system, and mobile based platforms such as ONA/ODK, Last Mobile Mile Solutions (LMMS).Responsible for adapting integrated data capture and centralized storage accessible by authorized users and management user needsRoll-out partnership or donor adaptive learning models such as Our Impact Our Story(OIOS), annual community review and planningOversee integration of periodic review meetings as part of the project implementationCoordinate operations research initiatives and publicationsKeep abreast with MEAL best practices and technologies


10%Resource acquisition and managementIn collaboration with Grants Acquisition manager and grants teams support the development of a business plan to diversify the WV funding portfolioProvide support in funding negotiations with support offices and donors in coordination with RDIn coordination with RD Department develop growth plans for the relevant technical program area in line with the country strategyActively support the roll out of WV National Resource Development & Acquisition plan by providing relevant data as needed and guidance.
15%Networking and coordinationMaintain effective communications and pro-active relationships with Support Office partners, including visits by donorsIn coordination with Operations Director and Support Offices, develop and maintain pro-active relationships with bilateral and multilateral representatives in countryIn coordination with the Operations Director develop and maintain good relationships with national government ministries, other NGOs and the development sector in generalIn coordination with the Senior Management Team work closely with regional office directors in relation to implementation of Partnership initiatives, capacity building of national office staff and knowledge sharing within the regionIn coordination with the Operations Director, and Technical Leads, participate in national level coalitions on specific advocacy issuesIn the spirit of twin citizenship, contribute to knowledge sharing and collaborative learning through internal avenues such as the Communities of Practice.
5%Governance and othersProvide support for the effective functioning of the Ministry & Strategy and Finance & Resource Mobilization Board CommitteesPerform other duties as may be assigned by supervisor or assignee from time to time

KNOWLEDGE/QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE ROLE
Required Professional ExperienceExperience in Strategy development, cascading and reportingMinimum of 8 years’ experience with a thorough understanding of all areas of project management cycles in a complex, international development organization especially in development and Relief Projects.  5 years should have been at a managerial level.Minimum five years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation at a senior manager levelGeneral understanding of at least four of the following programmatic sectors: Health & Nutrition; Resilience & Livelihoods; Education & Child Protection; WASH; Disaster Risk Reduction; Food Assistance and Emergency Response.Demonstrated track record in proposal development, funding acquisitions and grant management for major government donors preferred.The position holder must be results oriented and a team player.Deep knowledge of WVI working systems, policies and standards will be an advantage
Required Education,training, license,registration, andcertificationThe position holder should have a Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Program Management, Business Administration, Rural Development.Master’s degree in a related field will be an added advantage
Preferred Knowledgeand QualificationsTraining or certification in Portfolio and/or Programme Management with accredited institutions.Ability to engage at a strategic level with senior government, UN and INGO officials.Ability to lead a multi-cultural team with an empowering and outcome-oriented approach.Strong budgetary and financial management skills.Proficiency in written and spoken English basic French is an added advantageGood interpersonal, organizational and management skills.Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.Ability to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.

Salary:

The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

N.B: Women are highly encouraged to apply.

How to apply: 

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to

https://worldvision.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WorldVisionInternational/details/Strategy-and-Program-Quality-Director_JR27841 If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process.

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know on wvrwanda-recruitment@wvi.org (no applications will be accepted through this email).

The closing date for submission of applications is 21stJanuary 2024; no late applications will be accepted.

As a child-focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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