Programme Director- Angola

World Vision
  • Location
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Mar 07

Position description

To provide strategic leadership to all aspects of World Vision Angola Ministry as an effective member of the World Vision International Partnership in line with Twin Citizenship principles and to ensure high Ministry quality and high impact in the field.

Be accountable for all of aspects of WV’s work in Angola and ensure that WV Angola’s ministry is directly contributing to the sustained well-being of children and the fulfillment of their rights within families and communities.

Represent WV Angola to all donors, project partners, other WV Partnership offices and divisions, local government, the faith community and non-governmental organizations serving in accordance with the designated Power of Attorney.


Spiritual Leadership:

  • Ensure that WV Angola has a high quality Christian Commitment, strategy and operations plan.

  • Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry through lifestyle and work relationships, and provide spiritual guidance to staff on the Vision, Mission and WV Core Values.

  • Ensure that WV Angola’s leadership is capable of working in a largely Catholic Faith environment while recognizing the existence of other expressions of the Christian church and is familiar with World Vision’s commitments.

  • Ensure that all WV Angola staff member’s religious preferences are respected and that staff are treated with dignity and respect.

  • Participate and lead regular devotional meetings.

Ministry Quality Assurance and Performance:

  • Ensure the highest standards of quality and accountability through compliance with World Vision policies and standards and international standards for emergency response, disaster mitigation, rehabilitation and development.

  • Ensure all project proposals, reports, integrated audits, and ministry evaluations are reviewed at a proper level within the office and appropriate actions are implemented, to ensure that impact, accountability, and compliance.

  • Ensure measurable improvement in the well-being of children is achieved as evidenced by achieving targeted improvement in the child well-being outcomes.

  • Ensure that a national monitoring & evaluation strategy based on technical and managerial indicators exists and is implemented.

  • Ensure accountability for the implementation of effective ministry to all key stakeholders.

  • Ensure a relevant, timely and accurate flow of management and operational reports according to program objectives and standards and to meet reporting standards of the support and donor partners, the Regional and Partnership offices 

  • (as specified in the Covenant of Partnership) and local partners.

Resource Mobilization /Grant Acquisition and Management:

  • Grow and diversify WV Angola ‘s funding.

  • Provide leadership, strategic direction and support to WV Angola team responsible for developing and implementing excellent donor experience and acquisition of ministry funds.

  • Identify new opportunities, and forge alliances that lead to optimization of all available resources.

  • Lead the office in employing innovative resource mobilization strategy processes that build on the diversity of resources available to WV Angola.

  • Support new prospects of development with corporate partners and develop new products / propositions for local marketing / fund-raising or high net worth (HNW) engagement.

Grants Management:

  • Manage relationships with current donors though providing oversight to the implementation of current grants and pre-position WV Angola for further opportunities particularly, in relation to the Global Fund, EC.

Strategy, Operating Plan and Long- and Short- Term Targets:

  • Ensure there is a documented WV Angola strategy, Ministry strategies and operating plans, and the latter have been derived from WV Angola strategy and has clear, measurable short-term and long-term targets.

  • Ensure that Ministry strategies are aligned with Regional strategic priorities and the WVI strategy.

  • Ensure there are clear strategies for People and Culture, Communications and other main functions, and they are based on the office strategy and operational plan and include main priority areas identified in respective Regional and Partnership Strategy.

  • Facilitate and be accountable for the execution and monitoring of strategies.

People Leadership and Management of the Office:

  • Promote WV’s Vision, Mission, Core Values and key Partnership Standards and Practices among the staff and partners and ensure these are the core foundation of WV Angola strategies and work.

  • Ensure capable staff are available for the implementation of office strategy and operational plans.

  • Ensure that there is an effective management strategy in place to manage projects in a dynamic and changing environment.

  • Review and approve the office succession plan; ensure that proper capacity is in place and succession plan is updated and executed.

  • Promote and participate in leadership development initiatives.

  • Lead and manage WV Angola team in a way that facilitates a high performance culture, open trustworthy relationships and integrity.

  • Promote a culture of learning and development, employee engagement and good stewardship of human capital in the office.

  • Ensure implementation and compliance to Partnership Performance Management Standards and Principles, while seeking to implement Performance Management guidelines at a reasonable level.

  • Champion WV Angola leadership team in the proper implementation of Performance Evaluations on an annual basis for the whole organization.

  • Support initiatives for staff care and well-being, both for international and local employees.

  • Respect, value and promote gender, age, religious and ethnic diversity.

  • Ensure high level standards in the management of the human, financial, capital and technical resources of the organization, which includes inspiring and maintaining high standards of work and clear accountability to stakeholders.

  • Visit projects frequently security permitting to encourage, build relationships, and support WV programs.

External Engagement, Advocacy and Representation:

  • Represent WV Angola, engage and build strategic alliances with the government of Angola, major donor agencies, non-governmental agencies, and the media.

  • Develop and implement appropriate advocacy strategies to raise awareness of, and advocate for change in, key issues affecting the well- being of children in Angola.

  • Lead and facilitate strategies for the promotion of justice that look for the change of unfair structures that oppress those in need; Ensure WV is positioned as a leading NGO in promoting the well-being and rights of children within the

  • country context to deserve public and stakeholders’ confidence and trust.

  • Strengthen awareness of World Vision Angola’s program both within and outside of the WV Partnership.

  • Ensure that the WV brand is respected within the country and that no office practices, operations or the staff conduct harm it.

Financial Management and Financial/Operational Audit Compliance:

  • Ensure efficient and effective organizational practices, that result in successful financial and operational audit results and scores.

  • Ensure action planning and execution to resolve audit findings in an agreed and timely manner. 

  • Undertake appropriate reporting of audit results and actions.

  • Ensure strong financial compliance through timeliness and completeness of financial reports.

  • Ensure strong operational compliance through timeliness and completeness of program/project reports.

  • Provide direction for integrating private and public funds to maximize results and respond to community needs in most effective and efficient way.

  • Manage overall financial integrity of the program to WV Support Offices, donors, the government and other stakeholders.

  • Provide overall strategic leadership and initiative for identifying and securing financial resources to support the program.

  • Conduct exit interview debriefings.

Safety and Security, Disaster Mitigation and Preparedness:

  • Develop and maintain capacity to respond to natural and man-made emergencies.

  • Maintain, and regularly review security and safety plans and protocols (security manual, evacuation plan, Daily and Weekly Security Analysis, Disaster Preparedness Plan, and risk assessments) at national and field level ensure 

  • understanding and compliance by all staff and visitors.

  • Oversee relief efforts, as and when they arise and work in partnership with response teams.

  • Build in-country relief response capacity to ensure adequate disaster management and response.

  • Liaise with other international organizations to collect information about the security environment and, where appropriate, discuss joint responses to security threats.

  • Ensure staff safety and orient staff to the management of potential risks related to operation within restricted religious context.

Compliance and Country Legal Environment:

  • Ensure WV Angola complies to local legal requirements and standards.

  • Represent WV Angola in courts, if required.

  • Ensure and oversee proper mechanisms for Child Protection and other WVI Standards and Principles implementation.



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in management or Social Sciences.

  • Degree in International Development is a plus.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Significant management experience (general/operational) where there is evidence of both accountability and managerial know-how.

  • Fluency in English and Portuguese.

  • Willingness to learn and develop.

  • Strong Understanding of Human Rights and Particularly Child Rights.

  • Familiarity with EU, USAID, DFID, AUS AID and CIDA experience in grant acquisitions, compliance and policy/procedures is an added advantage.

  • Proven Leadership and Management skills.

  • Ability to present persuasively to Senior Leadership Team, staff, donors, NGOs, government officials, community leaders and other stakeholders.

  • Ability to engage and inspire church, NGO, Corporate sector selected cadre by WV Mission and Vision.

  • Ability to engage and inspire inter-faith dialogue, NGO, Corporate Sector selected Cadre by WV Mission and Vision.

  • Ability to work and travel extensively in country of assignment (hardship/conflict areas) as well as internationally (approximately 20-25%) of working time.

  • Ability to work under pressure.

  • Proven decision making skills.

  • Proven visionary and strategic abilities.

  • Ability to develop Program Strategy that anticipates changing needs on the ground/field situations.

Government Grants & Budgets:

  • Good knowledge of financial management and accounting principles, All government grants have got satisfactory evaluation from Donors.

  • At least 3 years’ experience in overseeing large Government grant, its acquisition and donor engagement. 

Major Ministries:

  • Experience in one of major Ministries (Relief, Development, Advocacy), close familiarity with other two.

  • Experience in local and national advocacy strategy development and leading campaigns.

  • Experience in leadership and management of multi-disciplinary teams.


  • Understanding of country political, social-economic and cultural context achieved within 3 months after assuming the role.

  • Experience in managing a country program in post conflict and recovery contexts.

  • Experience and/or understanding of Matrix Management.

Fund Raising:

  • Some experience in Grants acquisition and management.

  • Understanding of fundraising from the corporate sector and local missions.

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