Organisation: World Vision Uganda
Reports to: National Director
Duty Station: Kampala,
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 40 districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary: The Deputy National Director will 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.
1. 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.
2. Management of Major Grants:
· Ensure that there is effective leadership, strategic direction and support to all major grants in World Vision Uganda.
· Ensure that evidence from major grants is used to influencing programming in World Vision Uganda and that it is used for Grant Acquisition
· Work with Integrated Programmes Division to develop synergy between major grants and smaller grants that are managed by Integrated Progarmmes Division (IPD)
· Work with Grant Acquisition and Management (GAM) to ensure that there is good capacity in the National Office for Grant Management
3. Quality Assurance:
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.
4. Support Services:
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.
5. 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
6. 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.
Perform any other responsibilities
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant should possess a Master’s degree in development related fields or related field of study
Eight to ten 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.
The holder of this position must be a results oriented leader who can handle a heavy work load as well as manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands.
S/he must also be adept at both strategic and future planning while ensuring daily support services operations are functioning smoothly and efficiently to support the ongoing integrated ministry. Solid public relations/compelling communication skills a plus and must be a strong team player.
The position holder should have a wide experience in leading strategic development in large or complex organizations with cross functional management experience.
The position holder should have proven knowledge of and experience with the international donor community and the ability to effectively lead public and private acquisition efforts.
The holder of this position must be a results orientated leader who can handle a heavy work load as well as manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands.
Mature Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities
All suitably qualified candidates must send their applications with complete Curriculum Vitae, via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please address the application to the People and Culture Specialist (Recruitment) and do indicate the post title in the email subject line.
NB: Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 29th November, 2013.