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Area Programme Manager World Vision Zambia (WVZ)

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World Vision Zambia (WVZ) Limited is a faith-based organization dealing with relief aid, development, and advocacy dedicated to working with children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. WVZ is part of World Vision International and serves all people regardless of religion, race, tribe, or gender. We are currently working on 30 large-scale long-term development programmes in over 26 districts in Zambia.

Position:Area Programme Manager

Reporting to: Associate Director-Operations & Partnerships

Location: Buyantanshi, Luwingu, Zambia

Purpose of the Position:

To provide leadership, management, and overall supervision of all technical programmes & Community Engagement Sponsorship Plan(CESP) activities which are implemented within an Area Programme (AP) in order to ensure that the World Vision Zambia strategic objectives and child wellbeing outcomes are met.

Major Responsibilities:

Program Management and Reporting

Manage Area Programme effectively by enforcing standards among the implementing staff and partners.
Manage the community engagement and Sponsorship plan to ensure that they contribute to CWBO in the AP.
Ensure effective implementation of approved guidelines and tools in the Area Programme.
Prepare and submit quality monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual narrative and financial reports, as well as support the development of the annual Child Well Being report.
Manage DME activities in the AP by collaborating with the community in developing Annual Programme Plans (APPs) in line with the technical programmes.
Manage quality implementation and monitoring of all technical programme activities within scope, time, and budget in an AP.
Providing day-to-day management including planning, administration, implementation, reporting, and decision making for the AP.
Implement and maintain Child Safe Organizational standards at the AP level.
Ensure that the APs respond to all AP audit reports and findings.
Ensure improved risk management for good stewardship and accountability of resources at the AP.
Ensure AP’s adherence to financial management standards as guided by the Field Financial Manual.

Program Budgeting and Grant Management

Manage Area Programme budgets for efficient and timely implementation of activities.
Manage grants and PNSF projects to meet project objectives, stakeholders, and donor requirements at the AP level.
Participate in the development of concept papers and proposals for funding.

People Management

Support the recruitment and orientation of all AP staff about the WV Ministry.
Support staff training and development in the AP using coaching and mentorship.
Conduct annual performance agreements, reviews and intentionally recognise high performance.
Contribute and support activities that enrich and develop mutual spiritual growth as well as work-life balance

Networking, Collaboration, and Liaison

Build relationships with community stakeholders, Donors, Government Line Ministries, and other stakeholders in the Area Programme.
Represent WVZL in District Development Coordinating Committee (DDCCs) meetings for alignment of district priorities.
Contribute to policy debate, advocacy, and development, through collaboration with the various stakeholders at the AP, district, and provincial levels.

Programme Effectiveness and Quality Assurance

Support the integrated research and learning initiatives with the view to generate lessons and knowledge for effective programming.
Support the area programme baseline, design, monitoring, and evaluation for programme effectiveness and quality assurance.
Collaborate with partners/agents, to plan, execute, monitor, and evaluate programmes at the Area Programme level.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience:

Degree in development studies or any social science with minimum 5 years experience in relevant fields.
A Master’s Degree in the relevant field or its equivalent is an added advantage with minimum 2 years experience in the relevant field.
Experience/Capacity to manage a large number of staff and ability to motivate them to function well as a team and contribute effectively to team efforts.
Experience in Program Management in a complex, international organization, preferably in the NGO context.
Knowledge and understanding of World Vision operations would be an added advantage.
Experience in project design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and report writing is essential.
Strong leadership and project management skills.
Computer literate in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Excellent negotiation and decision making skills
Strong analytical, interpersonal, and problem solving
Result-oriented able to work with minimum supervision in a cross-cultural environment
Able to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines while maintaining a positive attitude
Demonstrate high levels of financial management skills.
Excellent reporting writing and Communication skills
Reporting writing and communication skills
Proven experience working as an effective team member
Mature Christian, with strong integrity.
Perform any other duties as required.
Work environment: Office-based 40% : field 60%


“World Vision Zambia is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from all forms of abuse and sexual exploitation. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks”.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply; ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

Closing Date : 28th November , 2021.

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