Program Quality and Strategy Director-World Vision

World Vision Tanzania

Arusha 19/05/23 -30/06/23


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Program Quality and Strategy Director

National Director

Type of


Location: National Office-Arusha



To provide Strategic Leadership
& Operational Program Quality Management services to enhance program impact
and learning across World Vision Tanzania programs and projects in all funding
streams- (Sponsorship, Grants, Emergency response) intervention. The position
will provide performance Management to the Technical Programs, Evidence &
Learning teams while fostering partnerships with Donors, Support Offices,
Global Center, East Africa Regional office and Government of Tanzania in line
with National Office Strategic priorities.

The position will ensure
high quality program quality (including MEAL community engagement and
empowerment processes, sector-focused) technical guidance and assistance to
program/projects, capacity development; oversee, applied research processes;
ensure appropriate donor and organizational compliance; and facilitate
organizational learning from program results.

The incumbent will drive
National Office Strategy formulation/refresh and cascading to programs
interventions, departmental unit’s operational plans, strategy implementation,
tracking and reporting.  This will
include developing systems and approaches to enhance National office senior
leadership use of program data for adaptive management. 

The position is critical to
advancing a national office evidence agenda to facilitate influence, impact,
and income goals. 



Leadership and strategic

Oversee strategy formulation, cascading, implementation tracking and
reporting in line with the WVI Partnership strategy ‘Our Promise.’

Provide leadership to the technical programs and Evidence and Learning
Teams for fidelity of implementation models

Oversee implementation and application of Transformational development
principles across all programs and projects

In collaboration with P&C, ensure right staff are recruited,
retained, and provided with intentional opportunities, mentoring and coaching
for development

Ensure that all program interventions are supported and implemented as
per LEAP, and other partnership and donor standards

Ensure integration of faith and development in Technical Programs.

Work closely with the Operations Director and Resource Development (RD) Director
for effective resource development and project implementation

Work closely with the Operations Director and Finance Director for timely
execution of the NO AOPs and Budgets

Ensure a learning culture, evidence-based programming and documentation
of best practices and industry standards

Ensure organization representation at strategic government functions and
donor meetings

Model a high standard of
personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity through lifestyle and
work relationships support spiritual development of his/her team.

End Results

Timely and agile National office Strategy in place and aligned with WVI

Technical programs alignment to national and global priorities

Staff potentials and capacity enhanced for effective execution of their
job for greater ministry impact

NO strategy and TP successfully implemented and produce expected results

Practical quality assurance and quality improvement plans implemented
within the technical programs

Contribution to advocacy agenda tracked by beneficiaries

Timely TP Baseline, Progress reports and evaluations produced and

and quality assurance

Provide leadership and direction needed to promote a culture of quality
programming, innovative DME, learning and reporting throughout World Vision
Tanzania in line with LEAP, global and industry standards

Support timely and effective implementation of various accountability
mechanisms such as Operational and Finance Audits and Programme evaluations

Ensure internal control systems are implemented to mitigate risks and
ensure accountability that will result in good audit ratings

Provide leadership to program teams to ensure the capturing and
dissemination of program impact

Ensure programs comply with partnership standards, policies and
protocols, including all relevant sections of the Field Finance Manual

End Results

Quality programs delivered
through utilization of approved standards and innovation


monitoring, performance review and reporting

Provide leadership to the strategy tracking, performance review and

In collaboration with the finance unit, ensure planning and budgeting,
project funding, expenditures and process are aligned and operating smoothly

Ensure the development of WV Tanzania’s capacity to focus strategically
on initiatives which generate higher quality programming leading to measurable
and sustainable development.


End Results

Strategy execution tracked
towards achievement of organization goal


acquisition and management

In collaboration with Grants
Acquisition Director and grants teams support the development of a business
plan to diversify the WV Tanzania funding portfolio

Provide support in funding
negotiations with support offices and donors in coordination with RD

In coordination with RD
Department develop growth plans for the relevant technical program area in line
with the country strategy

Actively support the roll
out of WV Tanzania’s National Resource Development & Acquisition plan by providing
relevant data as needed.

End Results

High quality funds &
resources raised to meet ministry plans


and coordination

Maintain effective
communications and pro-active relationships with Support Office partners,
including visits by donors

In coordination with
Operations Director and Support Offices, develop and maintain pro-active
relationships with bilateral and multilateral representatives in country

In coordination with the
Operations Director develop and maintain good relationships with national
government ministries, other NGOs and the development sector in general

In coordination with the
Senior Management Team work closely with regional office directors in relation
to implementation of Partnership initiatives, capacity building of national
office staff and knowledge sharing within the region

In coordination with the
Operations Director, and Technical Leads, participate in national level
coalitions on specific advocacy issues

In the spirit of twin
citizenship, contribute to knowledge sharing and collaborative learning through
internal avenues such as the Communities of Practice.

End Results

Strategic partnerships fostered through engagement and networking


Governance and others (5%)

Provide support for the effective functioning of the Ministry &
Strategy and Finance & Resource Mobilization Board Committees

Perform other duties as may be assigned by supervisor or assignee from
time to time

End Result

As required



Required Professional Experience

Experience in Strategy development, cascading and reporting

Minimum of 8 years’ experience with a thorough understanding of all areas
of project management cycles in a complex, international development
organization especially in development and Relief Projects.  5 years should have been at a managerial

Minimum three years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation at a senior
manager level

General understanding of at least four of the following programmatic
sectors: Health & Nutrition; Resilience & Livelihoods; Education &
Child Protection; WASH; Disaster Risk Reduction; Food Assistance and Emergency

Demonstrated track record in proposal development, funding acquisitions
and grant management for major government donors preferred.

The position holder must be results oriented and a team player.

Deep knowledge of WVI working systems, policies and standards will be an


  • The position holder
    should have a Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Monitoring
    and Evaluation, Program Management, Business Administration, Rural
    Development. Master’s degree in related field will be an added advantage

Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Training or
    certification in Portfolio and/or Programme Management with accredited
  • Ability to engage at a
    strategic level with senior government, UN and INGO officials.
  • Ability to lead a
    multi-cultural team with an empowering and outcome-oriented approach.
  • Strong budgetary and
    financial management skills.
  • Proficiency in written
    and spoken English.
  • Good interpersonal,
    organizational and management skills.
  • Ability to maintain
    performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, stressful
    environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.



position is office based in Arusha office and will require ability and
willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the


Language Requirements

Fluency in English and Swahili



All qualified candidates should send their
applications via the highlighted link below:


Application Deadline: 1st June, 2023.

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