World Vision: DRC Integrated Programs Director

DRC Integrated Programs Director

Founded in 1950, World Vision is one of the largest international Christian organizations providing emergency humanitarian aid and long-term development. It helps more than 100 million people each year to fight poverty, hunger and injustice in nearly 100 countries and supports more than 15 million children.

For more than 20 years, World Vision has been active in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Its intervention zones cover the provinces of Haut Katanga, Lualaba, Tanganyika, Haut Lomami, Kinshasa, Kongo Central, Kwango, South and North Kivu, South, Kasaï Occidental and Nord Oubangui and Maidombe.

World Vision is recruiting a (01) DRC Integrated Programs Director based in Kinshasa, DRC.

Purpose of the position:

This Purpose of Position will be used in the WVI or local Careers site, and if applicable, advertisements. Please describe the role in 2-3 concise sentences. Focus on the core of what this role is supposed to achieve. Describe the purpose of this position and how this position contributes to achieving department objectives and the management and performance of others.

The Integrated Programs Director is part of the Senior Leadership Team and contributes significantly to the strategic directions, organizational development, public engagement, quality and impact of the ministry.  As the senior programs leader in the DRC national office, this person is responsible to operationalize the strategic ministry priorities into programming. Provides overall leadership and management support for all aspects of programming in the national office, with oversight and responsibility for150 staff and a $30M USD budget.

This position ensures all program are managed effectively and contribute to Child Well-Being Outcomes in line with the National Office Strategic priorities. Ensures that program meet community and donor accountability in line with World Vision’s policies and standards. Responsible for ongoing relationships with the support office partners. Works in close collaboration with other department heads to achieve strategic and operational priorities and standards. 

Major responsibilities

Contribute to Strategy Design and Implementation

Contribute to the development of national strategy, annual business plans and zonal operations plans;
Guide organisational change and improvement at a strategic and operational level;
Ensure alignment of program plans and budgets with National Strategy;
Champion integration, ensuring strategic priorities support National Office strategy;
Develop and implement effective systems for strategic and adaptive management, ensuring operational plans are in place and program are able to make necessary adjustments to plans and budgets during implementation, in the interest of continuous improvement;
Develop and implement strategies for intentional and mutual learning;
Ensure program plans include clear strategies to strengthen the sustainability of outcomes and ensure progress towards sustainability is measured and reported in all program;

Ensure Operational Effectiveness

Cultivate an atmosphere of trust for the creation and delivery of high quality, effective, and accountable programming;
Provide line management supervision to direct reports – Zonal Directors, Sponsorship Manager;
Provide strategic and operational oversight of the program’ portfolio, ensuring mechanisms and tools are in place for effective/accountable implementation of projects (end on time, on target, and within budget);
Ensure program achieve Child Well-Being Outcomes in line with the organization’s Ministry Framework and Development Approach, and NO’s strategic priorities and program designs;
Ensure effective support mechanisms are in place to enable program to identify, include, and benefit the most vulnerable children (MVCs), and report their impact on MVCs
Ensure that programmes are managed and executed well as per plans within time and budgets, meeting donor and community accountability;
Ensure Sponsorship standards are adhered to;
Develop a culture of excellence with regards to the planning and implementation of projects, including periodic and targeted reviews of challenging projects to ensure completion and optimum expenditure rates;
Spearhead coordination between departments to promote information sharing, joint planning, and problem solving, especially amongst DM, M&E, and Technical Advisors to support operational effectiveness;
In coordination with Response Director, contribute to the effective oversight of disaster management and HEA functions, based on Partnership protocols and standards, including the development and implementation of a National office disaster preparedness;
Ensure program have the necessary resources and competencies to live out WV’s Christian faith with boldness and humility through program choices and through clear, appropriate communication with external stakeholders;

Foster Internal and External Engagement

Champion WV engagement in government and with donors, promoting WV leadership when possible;
Maintain effective communications and pro-active relationships with Support Office partners, including visits by donors;
Promote information-sharing mechanism and internal stakeholder engagement to encourage cross-functional coordination amongst all functions and field operations and actively address issues that affect project success;
Proactively ensure there is a system in place to coordinate amongst Support Services, Quality Assurance, P&C, and the Grant Acquisition & Business Development Unit to address field-based team needs and to sustain growth in various field locations;
Develop strategic networks enabling World Vision to leverage a collective voice in favour of children and families, communities, and partners;
Ensure representation of WV’s strategic pillars with government and partners;
Foster a spirit of engagement with other agencies to promote better coordination, joint action, and partnership;
In the spirit of twin citizenship, contribute to knowledge sharing and collaborative learning through internal avenues such as the Operations Leader CoP;

Ensure Systems are in Place to Promote Risk Management, Audit Compliance and Good Stewardship

Provide leadership in formulating strategies and plans for risk reduction programming, emergency preparedness and response activities;
Assess and report on risks that the program portfolio may experience, and ensure proper risk mitigation and management system is in place, including security and emergency preparedness protocols;

Ensure all organizational policies, procedures, and compliance regulations are in place, understood, and followed;
Ensure awareness of donor and Support Office requirements, including the timely preparation and submission of quality narrative and financial reports;
Work closely with the Finance Director and support program teams to develop, manage, and monitor project budgets, ensuring value for money and that project expenditure is within agreed budgets;
Champion the implementation of audit recommendations;
Spearhead risk planning and ensure control measures are in place and in use;
Ensure that safeguarding / community accountability mechanisms are in place and in use;
Lead the identification and resolution of challenges which impact audit compliance and/or contribute to risk;
Cultivate an atmosphere of good stewardship, accountable ministry, and diligent compliance with internal and donor-imposed processes

People Management and Capacity Building

Foster a culture of trust and mutual respect with the aim of empowering staff to take on more responsibility;
Provide strong positive leadership to the Integrated Program Department ensuring competent and motivated staff are hired and retained;
Cultivate an atmosphere of staff empowerment and motivation leading to active participation in program initiatives, lead by example, and actively engage with all staff;
Promote high team morale, especially within highly stressful fragile contexts and environments;
Ensure there are clear and deliberate retention plans specific to individual staff members and succession plans in place;
Champion performance management mechanisms, ensuring full participation and quality results to promote staff engagement and a culture of excellence;
Support professional and personal development of staff through on-the-job coaching, identification of learning and training needs and opportunities;
Model Christ-centered servant leadership and support spiritual development of his/her team

Ensure Safe and Secure Working Environment

In coordination with the Country Security Manager ensure security and risk mitigation measures are in place and in use;
Ensure adherence to Core Security Requirements;
Ensure that staff have the necessary tools to complete the tasks as assigned to them, including, but not limited to, communications tools such as telephones, radios, and internet access;
Lead the timely implementation of security recommendations;
Promote a culture of security awareness and risk reduction amongst staff;

Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

Advanced degree in Developmental Studies, Public Policy, International Relations, Business Management, or any relevant Social Sciences and/or 8+ years of experience in emergency response, development programming, and/or fragile contexts
Minimum of 5 years of progressive management experience in complex/protracted emergencies, recovery operations, and fragile contexts
Must be bilingual – English and French
Proven ability to manage a large and diverse program portfolio with multiple donors
Familiarity with EU, USAID/OFDA, DFID, CIDA, AusAID grant compliance and procedures
Capacity to provide solid leadership within fragile and complex contexts
Ability to be agile and possesses strong decision-making skills
Possesses strong problem-solving skills and is a proactive problem solver who is able to unravel and solve multiple complex challenges in an agile and efficient manner
Must possess knowledge of humanitarian industry, including Sphere standards, HAP, NGO Code of Conduct, and Humanitarian Charter
Must possess experience in staff security, safety management, and staff care within a complex, insecure, and fragile environment
Must have experience in program design, monitoring, and evaluation in complex contexts
Proven financial, logistical, and procurement management skills
Strong ability to work with various partners, local authorities, local organizations, and NGOs to develop and maintain positive external relationships
High emotional intelligence and rooted in Christian value

Technical Skills & Abilities:

Very strong organizational, management and negotiation skills
Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills
Must possess sound people management skills and effective cross-cultural / pluralistic context capabilities
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with computer proficiency
Must adhere to pre-determined security standards

Ensures gender perspective in the scope of work


World Vision is an NGO whose work focuses on children. World Vision reserves the right to remove any candidate who has a history of child abuse or conduct contrary to the protection of children, even after the proclamation of the results of the test.

For applying, please click on the link :

End of application Date: 07 September 2020                        

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