WV Myanmar Director, Program Quality & Development Division - Tenders Global

WV Myanmar Director, Program Quality & Development Division

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 childrens life stories!

Employee Contract Type:

International Assignment – Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Job Description:


  • Non-Family Posting

The Program Development and Quality (PDQ) Director oversees World Vision International Myanmar’s Program Development and Quality division in assuring alignment with World Vision Internationals OurPromise Global Strategy and maintenance of internal and external industry standards. This entails managing several departments under the division i.e.; (i) Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) department; (ii) Grant Acquisition department and (iv) Technical Managers and Advisors. The position ensures that programs are designed in accordance with the country strategy and the values shared between WVIM and partners. Additionally, the position is responsible for ensuring quality of programs and providing technical capacity building of field offices and partners in key areas. The position also closely coordinates with other divisions; Operations, Humanitarian Emergency Affairs (HEA), Finance and Support Services, External Engagement and People & Culture (P&C) in assuring that the WVIM program is closely coordinated with the humanitarian community and coordination architectures nationally and regionally, incorporating research and best practices to inform the quality of our work.


Coordinate strategy design and realization

  • Coordinate the development, maintenance, and review of strategy for WVM in alignment with WVI Global Strategy, Our Promise (OP);
  • Organize tools to support strategy realization, monitoring, tracking and performance measurement in line with LEAP 3 and Our Story Our Impact.
  • Coordinate regular strategy reviews by soliciting input from key stakeholders such as Advisory Council, Strategy Support Team (SST), peers and children.
  • Organize annual strategy performance updates for SLT, Regional Office, WVI, Advisory Council and Vision Fund Myanmar.
  • Coordinate the development WVIMs Response Plans in alignment with country and OP strategies.

Technical Quality & Support

  • Lead the technical advisor team, ensuring context appropriate, best practice, quality designs (LEAP 3 – technical Programs & CESP, proposals) across all funding according to prioritized child well-being and donor objectives.
  • Work with flexibility and agility to ensure MEAL team and technical advisors are available to meet organizational needs, including grant design, with timeliness and efficiency. Specifically, support the work of Operations, HEA, GAD, Finance with technical expertise.
  • Ensure appropriate external representation of technical advisors in coordination fora, in line with external engagement priorities including donors, partners, host government, and academia.
  • Ensure the capacity of WVIM is expressed through technical briefs and capacity statements for use with external engagement and donor positioning.
  • Responsible that program quality meets at least minimum standards across WVIM, including Gender Equality and Social Inclusion(GESI), Child and Adult Safeguarding Policy etc.

Grow and Diversify Funding

  • Lead WVIM grant funding growth and diversification through managing the GAD to develop annually donor engagement plans and their execution i.e., intelligence gathering, cultivating relationships.
  • Ensure WVIM is well positioned with donors and potential partners to pursue appropriate funding opportunities.
  • Ensure coordination with SO and RO grant teams to actively maintain strong donor relationships at global, regional and country level, developing engagement strategies for each donor or a group of donors.
  • Develop rigorous capture plans, allowing for 12-month planning and preparation, and provide guidance to all relevant actors including: Support Office teams, technical teams, finance, Operations, P&C, National Director, and others as appropriate.
  • Assure effective management of all capture plans and take responsibility for leading and/or playing substantive role in management of high priority opportunities (in particular major USAID, DFAT and other bi-lateral opportunities).
  • Lead technical external engagement in collaboration with the GAM unit and the advocacy and communications unit.

Representation and Networking

  • Identify key relationships to strengthen national office positioning and elevate its profile with stakeholders that include government, multilateral and private sector donors.
  • Establish, maintain, and improve active and regular working relationships with partner agencies including humanitarian and development donors, and local and international NGOs.
  • Engage with UN agencies on a sectoral or cross-sector basis regarding working group/cluster architecture to manage WVIM commitments and effective performance in hosting Co-Leads.
  • Maintain a network across World Vision International to secure technical and financial resources to support strategy realization.
  • Relationships with all existing and potential donors and partners managed and cultivated.
  • Support advocacy and media campaigns by defining technical messaging, and the development and review of external research and advocacy reports.

Line and Team Management

  • Ensure departments under the PQD Division are coordinated, integrated and support each other to optimize programs and projects and ensuring a shared vision, teamwork, effective communication, and active engagement in decision making processes.
  • Monitor the recruitment, training and promotion of PQD Division staff to ensure core functions are filled, with focus on nationalization of positions where feasible.
  • Manage the performance of direct reports using WVMs performance management policies and procedures as well as through appropriate coaching, mentoring, training and development.
  • Cultivate an atmosphere of staff empowerment and motivation leading to active participation in organization initiatives.
  • Effectively manage the performance of direct reports ensuring partnering for performance tools are used and staff are regularly authentically engaged.


  • Demonstrate clear Christian commitment and spiritual maturity.
  • At least 10 years experience in an NGO environment, including experience directing and implementing programs for children in both emergency and development contexts, preferably with solid experience in more than one of the WVI priority sectors: livelihoods (economic development), health, nutrition, WASH, Education and Child Protection.
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in program quality and grant acquisition in senior leadership position.
  • Minimum 5 years demonstrable, hands-on experience in grant acquisition, including experience developing and managing capture plans and applications/bids managing capture plans; managing bids for opportunities targeting major bilateral and multilateral institutional donors.
  • Ability to prepare high quality project and program design documents, consultancy terms of reference, bid submissions/tender responses, and project reporting.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a leadership position.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in a developing country.
  • MSc/MA in Development Studies, Business Administration, Management, Technical Field (e.g., Public Health, Education) or related field
  • Excellent knowledge of relief, development, advocacy
  • Ability to work cross-culturally.
  • Understanding of World Visions Design, Monitoring and Evaluation framework
  • Knowledge of humanitarian industry, program development, resource acquisition, and donor relations
  • Knowledge of donor requirements and funding sources (e.g., bilateral and multilateral donors)
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to manage multi-sectoral, multi-tracked tasks simultaneously.
  • Proven leadership skill
  • Ability to compose quality project design and proposals.
  • Ability to work in a complex external environment.
  • Based at the National Office with some level of travelling (domestic as well as international) expected approximately 15 percent.

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local and International Applicants (IA’s) Accepted

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