Cluster Manager

World Vision International Rwanda
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JOB OPPORTUNITY

 Cluster Manager

World Vision Rwanda is a child focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs in 29 Districts of Rwanda.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position of Cluster Manager. The positions will be based at Tunga Cluster –Rutsiro District, reporting to the Senior Operations Manager.

Purpose of the position:

The Cluster Manager provides leadership and management to the Area Programs 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 well-being of the most vulnerable children. The jobholder 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 a empowered world view among communities in order to attain mind set 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 work place
  • 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 TPs and strategy
  • Staff, partners and communities empowered  for self-reliance and indipedancence

 

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 prodedures 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 wellbeing targets
  • Project plans, reports and monthly tracking done timely with quality
  • Program/project designs meet WV standards and aligned to WVR 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 %

Networking

  • 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 Vision 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 APs 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 FY
  • At least 2 fundraising proposals are submitted in every FY
  • 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 PFP 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:

Required Education,

training, license,

registration, and

certification

  •  A bachelor’s degree in development studies, agricultural & natural sciences, economics, and social sciences or in a related discipline
  • A master’s degree in a development related discipline is preferred

Required Professional Experience

 

  • Minimum five years’ experience in Programme/project management and proven track record in managing successful projects
  • 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

Salary:

The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

N.B: Women are highly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-rwanda

If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process.

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know on wvrwanda-recruitment@wvi.org (no applications will be accepted through this email).

The closing date for submission of applications is 23 January 2022; 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.

Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

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