Sr. Director, Program Transitions Close date: 1/15/2013
World Vision Inc. - Washington, DC

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Position will be closed January 15, 2013

As the Senior Director, Program Transitions , you will support the World Vision Global Centre's effort to raise the Program Capability Review (PCR) ratings of National Offices (NO's) that have received the lowest ratings (base and consolidating), equipping these offices to transition to higher classifications by providing focused program support and Design Monitoring and Evaluation (DME) capacity building. You will provide leadership and management to a team of Quality Officers tasked to develop and implement the capacity building/program support strategies in the NO's. Actively networking and collaborating with Global Field Operations (GFO) and WVUS to build capacity at the NO level is essential to success in this role, as is, keeping senior management informed of significant program and organizational risks. You will personify the ministry of World Vision by witnessing to Christ and ministering to others through life, deed, word and sign. Keep Christ central in our individual and corporate lives. Attend and participate in the leadership of devotions, weekly Chapel services, and regular prayer.

It is anticipated there will be work for this position for up to three years. This position can be located in Federal Way, WA or Washington, DC.

Postion Responsibilities

Keep Christ central in our individual and corporate lives. Attend and participate in the leadership of devotions, weekly Chapel services, and regular prayer.

Leadership :
Provide leadership in the development of capacity building strategies that raise the Program Capability Review (PCR) ratings of National Offices (NO's) that have received the lowest ratings (base and consolidating).

Support selected NO's in development of technical DME capacity goals and targets to achieve an overall improvement in PCR ratings, working under the broader strategy of the Portfolio team.

Provide the PEI leadership team with information regarding NO performance regarding specific objectives, performance indicators, planning, budgeting and operating procedures and advise of areas of risk.

Strategic Planning :
Establish strategic focus, specific objectives, dashboard performance indicators and work plan for the Program Transitions team.

Negotiate strategies and plans for team focus in collaboration with GFO and select Regional Offices (RO's) and NO's.

Participate with GFO in the development of an annual report card showing progress against PCR ratings.

Management :
Lead, manage, mentor, and provide conflict resolution support to team members.

Regularly review and monitor results toward objectives and indicators and coach staff in order to ensure the team mandate is achieved.

Ensure team representation in annual ministry planning and budgeting process, presenting team goals, negotiating budget requests, and ensuring adequate resources to achieve team goals.

Ensure rapid and effective responsiveness to WVI Partnership needs and regional strategies related to NO capacity development, principally through the Program Support Code process.

Hire, fire, train, counsel, evaluate, and recommend salary increases and promotions for those under direct supervision.

Relationships/Networks :
Establish collaborative relationships, networks and joint plans with other IPG teams, WVI partners, and Support Office counterparts, representing and promoting WVUS IPG's perspective and requirements toward moving National Offices upward in their PCR ratings and their capability to achieve Child Well-Being Outcomes.

Collaborate with other PEI teams and GFO in the development of WVUS' strategy to improve of NO PCR ratings of assigned NO's.

Technical Assistance/Capacity Building :
Contribute to PST development and implementation models, ensuring an aligned and consistently high quality approach to programming is developed to improve the capacity of WVUS NO partners.

Maintain knowledge of international development and organizational development best practices for WVUS international programs and stay abreast of research, standards and donor guidelines.

Promote the implementation of WVI standards among groups in WVUS IPG and field staff by organizing and/or facilitating quality technical assistance and training for both headquarters and field based staff members in program design and implementation. Organize, facilitate, or participate in formal training workshops and mentoring in coordination with WVI.

Perform other duties as required.

Work collaboratively with team members when assigned to work as part of a team.

Keep informed of organizational announcements, activities and changes via regular reading of the WVUS Intranet and other corporate communication tools.

Required Skills

Required Experience

Master's degree in related field or equivalent experience (10 years) required. International program work experience; 10 years. Must include at least two years of staff management. Must have a strong understanding of organization development, knowledge of global relief and development practices and standards, as well as deep insight into at least one region. Strong understanding of the work of World Vision and excellent working knowledge of th World Vision Partnership structures, and broad understanding of the coordination and integration of multiple funding streams strongly preferred. The ability to speak, understand, and write in a foreign language may be required based on country needs.