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Strategy & Program Quality Director

  • Post-graduate education
  • Project, program management
  • Executive (director)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

The purpose of this position is to provide strategic leadership and oversight of regional support to National offices (NO’s) and enhance formulation of National office strategy that are aligned to the WVI partnership strategy and development of quality integrated programs strategically aligned to improve child well-being.

The position will provide functional leadership to the Faith and Development unit, Senior Monitoring and Evaluation advisor, sponsorship and Engagement team to deliver on their strategic objectives and game changers.
The position coordinates with Global Strategy and Collaboration office to ensure strategy formulation, alignment, execution/performance and reporting in line with the global strategy Our promise 2030 and the SDGS. Global field operations to oversee implementation of key regional and global initiatives, support NO’s metrics Programme Support Teams (PST), Strategy Support Teams(SST), Global National Office Dashboard, Partnership strategic scorecard and Programme Capability Performance Review. The Global Evidence & Learning, Global Technical service Operations to ensure support for quality effective programing and reporting.


Strategy Alignment and Realization:

  • Coordinate strategy engagement, alignment, execution, optimization & realization in the region.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the strategic initiatives and Promising Conversation in the region.
  • Facilitate and support the roll-out of Our Promise 2030 in East Africa Region.
  • Coordinate regional office reporting on the strategy realization framework indicators and the World Vision International Board scorecard.
  • Participate in all key Partnership strategy network meetings organized by Strategy Realisation and Innovation (SRI) to ensure strategy alignment to Our Promise 2030.
  • Liaise with the Strategy Realisation and Innovation (SRI) on matters of methodology, use of tools, quality of work and integration with Partnership-wide standards.
  • Build staff capacity and ensure that they are abreast with partnership recommended strategy development methodologies and best practices.
  • Manage and coordinate both virtual and face to face Regional Strategy Realization meetings adhering to partnership standards as set out by Strategy Realisation and Innovation (SRI).
  • Coordinate standardized strategy measurement and reporting in NOs.
  • Track implementation of all Regional Strategy realization meeting recommendations with different stakeholders.
  • Strategic co-ordination of programme priorities for regional staff based on Our Promise 2030 and NO strategic priorities.
  • Support NOs, and coordinate Technical Service Operations (TSO) requests in the region.
  • Support NO metrics Programme Support Teams (PST), Strategy Support Team (SST), Global National Office Dashboard (GNOD) Partnership Strategic scorecard and Programme Capability Performance Review (PCPR) process.
  • Models and sector approaches.
Programme Effectiveness and Sponsorship:
  • Provide strategic leadership in Transformational Development, Development Programming Approach and integrated focus (Child Focussed, Christian and Community Empowering) in technical programs and AP planning, implementation, M& and reflection processes.
  • Work with the Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor to roll-out the simplified LEAP 3 framework, guidance and tools to ensure implementation of quality programming standards across the region.
  • Provide leadership and support for NOs utilization of Horizon in order to achieve efficiency in DME processes.
  • Provide leadership and coordination for NO Design Monitoring and Evaluation (DME) capacity assessment and capacity building in the region.
  • Provide the regional Senior Leadership team (SLT) with relevant, systematic and timely evidence of DME achievements, challenges and gaps in NOs in the region to facilitate timely and evidence-based decision-making.
  • Contribute to development, review and improvement of Partnership DME guidance, standards, processes and tools.
  • Ensuring high quality of Child Well Being (CWB) measurements, reporting, programming systems and processes.
  • Ensure implementation of the principles for Decision Processes and Rights for Development, Review, Approval and Agreement of Community Engagement, Sponsorship Plans, Technical Programs and Area Programs under LEAP 3.
  • Coordinate development and scale up of innovative methods in Programme Effectiveness and sponsorship that contribute towards achieving Our Promise 2030.
  • Ensure that Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor works very closely, along defined projects and collaborative initiatives, with regional office colleagues NOs to provide quality technical approaches, guidance and technical DME support to NO's.
  • Oversee implementation of various aspects of sponsorship transformation and ensure that Sponsorship is effectively integrated in end-to-end programming processes to achieve CWB.
  • Support implementation of new sponsorship models operationalization in NO’s.
  • Ensure end-to-end sponsorship processes/ systems are simplified and streamlined in NO’s.
  • Facilitate learning on use of child Monitoring information to inform programming in NO’s.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Executive (director)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required skills: Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Competitor and market analysis; Business strategy; Partnerships; Quality management; Programme management
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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World Vision is an international Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working in almost 100 countries world-wide to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

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