Job title: Programme Manager
Employment type: Full time
Job category: NGO/Nonprofit Charitable Organizations
Min. years of experience: 5 years
Minimum degree: Bachelors degree
Closing date: December 27, 2013
Purpose of the position:
To provide leadership and management to Area Development Programmes (ADPs) and grant projects within designated district/s in the development of programme and project designs and plans, capacity building; and facilitate implementation of interventions in a manner that empower communities, children and local institutions.
Leadership and supervision of teams and individual staff
Manage, supervise and build the capacity of programme staff (ADPs and grant projects) in quality programme development, management and implementation
Provide guidance to program staff in planning and monitoring detailed implementation plans and activities.
Provide leadership in setting and managing staffing targets and priorities.
Plan for and implement reflection and learning events.
Operations planning and implementation:
Coordinate, guide and facilitate operational planning and implementation of integrated development programmes and projects in the programme area
Lead the process of carrying out baselines, evaluations and planning.
Monitor and supervise timely and quality implementation of ADPs and grant project annual plans and targets.
Lead in identification and documenting of community needs and fundable ideas/ developing small Private None Sponsorship Funding proposals for resource mobilization.
Programme monitoring and reporting:
Facilitate effective monitoring, evaluation, documentation and reporting in line with agreed organisational targets and standards:
Establish of functioning programme level M&E system and ensure utilization of the information from the M&E database; and contribute M&E data to the National Office integrated M&E database as per agreed schedule.
Manage ADP and grant projects information and documentation processes, and ensure effective communication of the program/project results.
Provide monthly reportsof program and grant project activities to the Regional Operations Manager as per agreed schedule.
Partnering and Collaborations
Build, maintain and effectively manage strategic partnerships and collaborations at the programme level.
Effective representation and participation of the WVU programmes in relevant District committees such as District Technical Planning Committee.
Facilitate staff capacity enhancement on aspects of partnering, collaboration and networking.
Advocacy, Networking and influencing
Guide and spearhead District level advocacy and justice for children in areas of children’s wellbeing, rights and protection.
Identify and guide local level advocacy engagements and build strategic networks, coalitions and alliances on key advocacy issues.
Develop a data base of strategic networks and partnerships for advocacy.
Document lessons and learning’s from advocacy engagements
Effective management of child sponsorship operations and performance in compliance with partnership standards
Implementation of child monitoring in line with monitoring standards.
Ensure compliance to child protection policy in all programmes (background checks, protocols, audit recommendations, child protection in sponsorship etc)
Support and lobby the Local Government to ensure functionality of child protection structures and systems at all levels (formal and informal)
Ensure capacity building for staff and stakeholders for effective child protection programming
Financial/ Budgeting and Assets Management
Budgeting – Annual planning and budgeting for all programmes and projects in line with planning and budgeting guidelines and timelines
Monitor and manage budget spend in a timely manner in line with standards.
Manage assets in the programmes in line with assets policy and set guidelines.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required
· Must have a university degree in development studies or related field.
· Must have at least 5 years’ experience in community development.
· Must have good analytical and problem solving skills.
· Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken.
· Knowledge of financial and human resource management.
· Must be able to communicate in a cross-cultural environment.
How to apply:
Please submit your application and complete Curriculum Vitae, via email to email@example.com.
Address your application to the People and Culture Specialist (Recruitment) and do indicate the post title of the job you are applying for in the email subject line.