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Monday, December 20, 2010

World Vision Rwanda Integrated Operations Director Job Vacancy

World Vision International, Rwanda, is a Christian, Child focused, humanitarian, Development, Relief and Advocacy Non-government Organization implementing projects/programmes in over 13 districts of Rwanda.

World Vision is seeking to hire qualified, dedicated and experienced nationals to fill the following position:

Position: Integrated Operations Director
Reporting To: National Director

Location: Kigali

Position Start Date: February 1st ,2011
Position End Date: February 1st, 2013

Purpose of the Position

To lead, direct, develop and manage the Integrated Operations division and ensure World Vision Rwanda programmes and Projects (Area Development Programmes and grant funded programmes) have optimum impact, are cost-effective and maintain the highest level of excellence, accountability, reporting, monitoring and evaluation.

Key areas include Area development Programmes, private grants, government grants and customer relations.

Major Responsibilities
Provide leadership, support and coordination in the implementation of ongoing grants, ADPs and other special projects to meet desired goals and objectives and identify opportunities for new projects / programs based on the country strategic plan
Ensure integration of all programs/projects and grants such that a true holistic approach to transformational development is found in the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation
Ensure regular reviews of all programs' budgets, project funding, expenditures and accomplishments of ministry objectives and ensure all programs and projects remain within budget.
Ensure that recommendations from audit reports and audit findings (relating to program operations) are addressed and implementation plans and developed and implemented.
In coordination with Finance, provide leadership and support to the Operations Management Team to ensure effective management of their teams in terms of finance as well as compliance with all relevant sections of the Field Financial Manual.
In coordination with the National Director, develop and maintain good relationships with major (government/private) donors and World Vision Support Offices, including how to approach donors, streamlining strategic dialogues and overseeing the implementation process
Provide leadership in capacity building of program staff in development and key programming areas (LEAP, CBWO, and other new WV initiatives).
Ensure high quality reports of all programs and grants are submitted in a timely manner and meeting donor reporting requirements.
Provide leadership in sponsorship strategy development, review of the standards and ensure timely implementation of the business processes, donor satisfaction and retention.
In coordination with Human Resources, provide leadership and support to the Operations Management Team to ensure effective management of their teams in terms of forecasting Human Resources needs, core competencies identification, development and capacity building.
In coordination with the National Director, develop and maintain good relationships with World Vision Regional and Partnership Offices.
Provide programming inputs into the process of designing national office strategy and ensure its implementation.
Lead and facilitate the implementation of performance management for all program staff (Ensure performance agreements and appraisals are done timely)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The following knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training.
Strong committed Christian with evidence of mature faith. Aware of and willing to support the organization in the pursuit of World Vision's mission statement and have personal and family lifestyles that are consistent with World Vision core values.
Must have a Masters degree in Economics; Rural development; Economics; Management or a comparable qualification.
Must have a minimum of 5 years experience in development work preferably within World Vision at least not below the position of a middle-level manager
Must have skills in project design, management, monitoring.
Full adherence to World Vision Child Protection, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies. Experience in supporting Area Development Programme and grant-funded projects' Management.
Excellent written and verbal communication and relational skills, especially in a cross-cultural environment, and ability to analyze and solve problems, persuade, network and negotiate.
Excellent proven track record of donor relations in an environment with multiple donors.
Strong planning and organizational skills and ability to prioritize.
Must have people management skills, with ability to lead, inspire and mentor subordinates to achieve highest results
Ability seek, encourage and lead innovation to achieve greater results through creative action.
Have the ability to design and lead change processes that bring transformation and means gaining commitment and enrolling others in the desired changes.
Able to use appropriate leadership styles to support individuals and teams in setting goals, measuring performance, developing capacity and recognizing results. It demands the ability to inspire commitment to action and commitment to customers.
Need an excellent track record of working with international NGOs
The position requires a systems thinker, an analytical and critical thinker capable of questioning assumptions and proposing suitable and practical solutions
Computer literate in Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes or similar database, email and Internet.
Fluency in written and spoken English required.
Experience within World Vision or
Qualified Rwandese in Diaspora are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should submit an Application letter, an updated curriculum vitae, with at least two referees' telephone and email contacts (one from Pastor / Priest and the other from previous employer) and Academic transcripts to WVR Head office / People & Culture Division via e-mail: on or before January 10th,2011.

For your application to be considered, your application e-mail must have "INTEGRATED OPERATIONS DIRECTOR - DECEMBER, 2010" as its subject.

NB: If you do not hear from us by end of February, 2011, consider your application unsuccessful

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