Cluster (Programmes) Manager at World Vision International April, 2019



World Vision International (Rwanda) is a child-focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs in 24 Districts of Rwanda.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position of Cluster (Programmes) Manager. The position will be based in Rutsiro District in Tunga Cluster and reporting to the West Regional Manager.

Purpose of the position:

The Cluster (programmes) Manager provides leadership and management to the Area Programmes within the cluster by ensuring that all project plans are developed and implemented timely, that they strictly adhere to the approved models and achieve set targets on the well-being of the most vulnerable children. The job holder will ensure empowerment approach is prioritized while continuously mobilizing additional resources and building strong relationships with key stakeholders.

The major responsibilities include:

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected

25 %

Leadership and Management of Cluster

Provide effective leadership to cluster team in promoting WV Vision, Mission, Core Values and key National Office (NO) standards among staff and partners
Promote an empowered world view among communities in order to attain mindset change from dependency syndrome
Foster the development of a culture of teamwork and accountability
Ensure implementation of partnership performance standards, principles, and initiatives within the programme
Promote integration of projects and operations from all funding streams
World Vision, Mission, Vision and Core values are understood and demonstrated at workplace
Joint planning with partners and implementation of project models are in place and meet standards
Integration of grants/PNS in place and aligned to national Technical Programmes (TPs) and strategy
Staff, partners, and communities empowered for self-reliance and independence
20 %

Quality Assurance and Accountability

Take charge of quality assurance processes in the cluster ensuring that sponsorship and design, monitoring and evaluation (DME) standards are adhered to
Ensure internal controls, policies and procedures are adhered to for compliance
Manage cluster assets efficiently and effectively
Ensure quality and timely reporting
Ensure that tools are in place and in use to systematically track and report data on child well being targets
Project plans, reports and monthly tracking done timely with quality
Program/project designs meet World Vision standards and aligned to the World Vision Rwanda strategy
All audit recommendations are addressed at 100% on time
Monitoring tools are developed to track project implementation

10 %

Knowledge Management and Innovation

Facilitate documentation and sharing of innovation and best practices with NO & Support Office (SO)
Ensure cluster prepares success stories for use in marketing and sharing with donors
Innovatively contextualize development models in the local context

Innovations and success stories shared for learning and resource mobilization purpose
Approved models and approaches implemented in the cluster
10 %


Actively participate in the Joint action development forum (JADF) at sector and district levels and ensure that WV Rwanda is well represented.
Collaborate and network with other NGOs, government departments, church and community leaders, ensuring participation of all stakeholders in program development, monitoring, and evaluation
Identify and build capacity of CBOs and sub-grantee in project management
World Vison is represented in all partners meetings at District level
All implementing partners identified gaps are addressed on time
10 %

Resource Mobilization

Mobilize additional resources for the Area Programmes in the cluster through regular proposal writing and raising local resources
· Build and strengthen relationships with local donors and government in prepositioning for local resource mobilization

At least 10% of funds raised locally from the District and other partners in every financial year
At least 2 fundraising proposals are submitted in every financial year
· Donors visits are well coordinated in the cluster

10 %

Child and Adult Safeguarding

Promote child participation in programme activities such as in planning and monitoring making sure their contribution is respected
Ensure child and adult safeguarding policy and structures are observed to promote child well-being and prevent child and adult abuse
· Empower local leaders to protect children from abuses

Child and adult safeguarding standards are respected and abuses reported timely
· Child protection committees are functional in clusters

10 %

Human Resources Management and Development

· Identify training needs of staff and ensure development plans are developed and implemented

· Manage staff performance effectively

· Staff capacity gaps identified and addressed

· Staff Performance views are conducted timely with quality

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training.

Qualification required:

A bachelor’s degree in development studies, agricultural & natural sciences, economics, and social sciences or in a related discipline.
Minimum of five years’ experience in programme/project management and proven track record in managing successful projects
A deeper understanding of a Programme Cycle
Strong understanding of community empowerment models
Strong development facilitation and community organization skills
Strong team leader with excellent interpersonal skills
Additional Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

Ability to work with minimal supervision
Experience in acquisition and management of large grants
Effective in written and verbal communication in English
A masters degree in a development-related discipline is preferred

The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience:
N: B: Women are highly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

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In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know on [email protected](no applications will be accepted through this email)

The closing date for submission of applications is April 30, 2019; no late applications will be accepted

As a child-focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

Only candidates can apply for this job.

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