Cluster Manager

World Vision, Kigali, Rwanda

Skill Required:, Finance and AccountsProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th April, 2019

Job Description

Purpose of the position:

The Cluster (programmes) Manager provides leadership and management to the Area Programmes 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 job holder will ensure empowerment approach is prioritized while continuously mobilizing additional resources and building strong relationships with key stakeholders.

Major Activities:

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 Technical Progrmmes (TPs) and strategy
  • Staff, partners and communities empowered for self reliance and independence

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 procedures 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 well being targets
  • Project plans, reports and monthly tracking done timely with quality
  • Program/project designs meet World Vision standards and aligned to World Vision Rwanda strategy
  • All audit recommendations are addressed at 100% on time
  • Monitoring tools are developed to track project implementation

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


  • 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 Vison is represented in all partners meetings at District level
  • All implementing partners identified gaps are addressed on time

Resource Mobilization:

  • Mobilize additional resources for the Area Programmes 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 financial year
  • At least 2 fundraising proposals are submitted in every financial year
  • Donors visits are well coordinated in the cluster

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

Human Resources Management and Development:

  • Identify training needs of staff and ensure development plans are developed and implemented
  • Manage staff performance effectively

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.

Qualification required:

  • A bachelor’s degree in development studies, agricultural & natural sciences, economics, and social sciences or in a related discipline.
  • 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
  • Additional Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Experience in acquisition and management of large grants
  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English
  • A masters degree in a development related discipline is preferred


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