• Full Time
  • Arusha
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World Vision

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.


Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!


Key Responsibilities:


Leadership and strategic management: 30%

  • 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 Standards
  • 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 reached/supported
  • Timely TP Baseline, Progress reports and evaluations produced and submitted.


Accountability and quality assurance: 25%

  • 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.


Strategy monitoring, performance review and reporting: 15%

  • Provide leadership to the strategy tracking, performance review and reporting.
  • 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.


Resource acquisition and management: 10%

  • 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.


Networking and coordination: 15%

  • 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 Results

  • 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 level.
  • 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 Response.
  • 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 advantage.


Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification.

  • 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.


Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications.

  • Training or certification in Portfolio and/or Programme Management with accredited institutions.
  • 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.
  • Ability to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.


Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement

The position is office based in Arusha office and will requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.


Language Requirements

English & Kiswahili



Contact (within WV or outside WV)

National Director (Supervisor)

Reason for contact

Line manager- Guidance, Consultation and Technical advice and support

Frequency of contact

Daily- As and when needed.


Contact (within WV or outside WV)

EAR Strategy and Quality Program Director

Reason for contact

Matrix reporting- Strategic priorities and coaching support

Frequency of contact

Monthly- As and when needed.


Contact (within WV or outside WV)

Senior Leadership Team

Reason for contact

Collaboration- peers

Frequency of contact

Daily – As and when needed.


Contact (within WV or outside WV)

Support Office, INGO and external stakeholders

Reason for contact

Networking and Collaboration- periodic planning, liaison, reporting and context awareness.

Frequency of contact

On an on-going basis



  • Decision making is based on the level of authority as guided by policy guidelines and procedures.
  • Makes independent decisions in day-to-day communication and visibility actions.



☒ Model Self-Management

☒ Engage, Influence, Lead

and Grow Others

☒ Run an Effective

and Agile Organisation

☒ Develop the Organisation

for the Future


Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only

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