Resilience And Livelihood Technical Program Manager at World Vision International Rwanda

1 Resilience And Livelihood Technical Program Manager at World Vision International Rwanda
Resilience And Livelihood Technical Program Manager

World Vision International Rwanda | Type: Job
Published: 2024-06-14 | Deadline: 2024-06-23



World Vision is a child-focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs in 30 Districts of Rwanda. Our interventions in the strategic period of 2021-2025 seek to reach 2 million of the most vulnerable children. This is done through programming in Resilience and Livelihoods, WASH and Health, Child Protection and Education.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated, and experienced Rwandan national for the role of Resilience and Livelihood Technical Program Manager, joining an established and experienced team. This stimulating position incorporates a range of skills and development in multiple areas, allowing for an exciting opportunity for career growth in a dynamic, global organization. It will be based in Kigali, Rwanda, and reports to the Strategy & Program Quality Director.

Purpose of the position:

Provide technical leadership and guide the strategy in Resilience & Livelihood programs supporting the design, monitoring, evaluation, reporting, planning and partnership processes in a manner that promotes continuous improvement and innovation in line with WV’s standards and guidelines and ensure alignment with the Government policies and strategies.

Major Activities

Resource Acquisition: 

Work with the Resource Development Unit to identify grants opportunities for Resilience and Livelihood and support the preparation of winnable concept papers and proposals for their acquisition in line with LEAP and NO Livelihood strategy.

  • Lead the process of identification, assessment and design of new Resilience and Livelihood projects and programs, including the development PNS and grant proposals, log-frames, monitoring and evaluation plans and budgets in line with the LEAP framework.
  • Document and disseminate success story to market the successful grants and PNS for more funding.

Project Implementation:

Support project implementation teams in the Livelihood sector through providing targeted training, tools and resources on a regular basis to facilitate the timely and quality delivery of programs.

National strategy and Technical Program development:

  • Lead the development of the Resilience and Livelihood component of the National Strategy
  • Operationalize the National Strategy by leading the development of the R&L Technical Approach
  • Oversee and lead quality implementation of grants and PNS projects including planning, technical support to field implementation, monitoring and evaluation, reporting and knowledge management.
  • Develop the Resilience and Livelihood Technical Program including narrative, theory of change, log frame, etc.
  • Lead the development of Resilience and Livelihood technical projects

Programs and projects implementation and capacity building:

  • Assure overall responsibility of the R&L Technical Program management including TP budgeting, implementation and reporting
  • Provide matrix and technical supervision of the Resilience and Livelihood sector leads, Grants and PNS project Managers
  • Conduct technical capacity assessment for frontline staff (Sector lead, Grants and PNS coordinators/ managers) to identify staff learning needs; develop and execute learning and development plan to ensure timely and quality delivery of the R&L Technical Program
  • Guide the implementation of the Resilience and Livelihood technical program implementation through development of implementation paths of key Resilience and Livelihood Project Models.
  • Provide leadership in branding and profiling Resilience & Livelihood programs

Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation:

Lead and support the Resilience and Livelihood sector programs planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting processes, with development of tools that can facilitate effective implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and quality of project deliveries.

  • Support the baseline, mid-term, final evaluation and reporting of grants projects.
  • Set, own and manage the R&L Technical Program management in Horizon. 

Technical input:

Provides high quality technical assistance and endorse Livelihood programs technical matters, including providing support to the process of procurement, supply and delivery of all equipment and materials, staffing, and all other necessary inputs to successful project outcomes, working with relevant WV departments.

Staff supervision:

Support Resilience and Livelihood Technical Programme sector leads in annual project planning and ensuring that interventions are addressing resilience and Livelihood needs, towards improving the wellbeing of children.


Contribute to the mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues in all WVR R&L programs, in particular the integration of child protection, environment, disability and gender. Ensure focus on Child Well-being outcomes, in particular the Livelihood outcome, in all Resilience & Livelihood programs.

Information Management:

Support keeping accurate and up-to-date records of all programme documents, resources, lessons learnt and good practices, and facilitate their circulation and use within the NO, across the partnership and with partners. 


Lead the introduction and pilot of new, innovative practices, methodologies, project models or concepts in WVR Resilience and Livelihood programs.

Building Partnerships:

Pursue and develop meaningful and formal partnerships with Government, UN agencies, NGOs, research institutes and other community stakeholders that will complement the WVR Livelihood program.

Minimum education, training, and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

  • Master’s degree in Agribusiness, Food Security, Agro-forestry, Agro-economics or related discipline.
  • 7 years of experience in managing livelihoods program/project
  • Excellent project management skills and a good understanding of the project life cycle- PMD Pro1
  • Experience with development project management tools such as logframes, monitoring and evaluation tools and budgets. 
  • Experience in supervision skills, including training, mentoring, and supporting staff
  • Proficient in proposal writing and resource mobilization
  • Business-oriented mindset
  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliable and dependable
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Networking and influencing skills

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including report-writing and formal communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Office and Microsoft Outlook proficiency.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, and ability to work with a wide range of people from different backgrounds.
  • Emotional and spiritual maturity and ability to lead a team of professionals.
  • Good understanding of World Vision and Sphere relief standards.
  • Working experience in community development
  • Experience in Local value chain programs
  • Strong experience in participation in Sector working groups


The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

NB: Women are highly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go: 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.

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The closing date for submission of applications is 23th June 2024;no late applications will be accepted. World Vision is committed to adult and child safeguarding and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children and vulnerable adults. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.