NGO Careers – Project Officer Livelihood at World Vision International (WVI)

Organisation: World Vision
International (WVI)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Program Manager
About WVI:
World Vision
International is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government
Organization (NGO) dedicated to working with children, families and communities
to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in
Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not
employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All
employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable
background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision
for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will
to make it so.”
Job Summary: The Project
Officer Livelihood will actively contribute to achieving WVU’s child wellbeing
targets in designated clusters through planning, monitoring and implementing
the Resilience & Livelihood programme in line with applicable technical
approaches and WVU national strategy. The job holder will manage the roll out
of best practices and models in a manner that promotes ownership,
sustainability.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.
Project Planning and Implementation:
·        
Ensure that the cluster designs are in line with the
Resilience &Livelihood national office strategy
·        
Manage, supervise and monitor ongoing activities
under the Cluster Resilience & Livelihood projects
·        
Ensure quality in the roll out of project models
ensuring sufficient funds allocated to particular activities in annual plans
·        
Coordinate and oversee Cluster Resilience &Livelihood
projects being implemented by partners and technical resource persons.
·        
Initiate and participate in Production and food
production district Advocacy initiatives
·        
Work closely with the National office technical
specialists for quality implementation of Resilience & Livelihood projects.
·        
Ensure cross cutting themes are mainstreamed in
Resilience &Livelihood projects.
·        
Ensure operational integration with other WV sectors
in intervention areas such as Health, education and child protection.
·        
Work in liaison with CSDAs to ensure Registered
Children and their households are participating and benefiting from health
programme interventions.
2.
Technical Support and Training:
·        
Identify local level capacity needs and support
capacity building activities for WVU staff and partners to improve the quality
of resilience &Livelihoods
·        
Actively participate in development /adaption of
training curriculum/manuals for implementation in the program area
·        
In charge of the mobilization and conducting
trainings to build capacities of staff and partners on Resilience & Livelihood
models
·        
Provide mentoring and coaching to Farmer
organizations helping in strengthening their organizational and institutional
capacities
·        
Identify technical experts to train partner with in
training farmer organizations and and community groups
·        
Work closely with the National Office technical
specialists on staff capacity building in Resilience & Livelihood
programming
3.
Partnership and Networking:
·        
Identify and build strategic linkages, relations,
collaborations and networks with partners and other stakeholders in
implementation at the District level.
·        
Take part in and represent WVU in key donor
engagements and technical working forums at district, Region and National level
when applicable
·        
Act as the primary point of contact for consultation
on issues to do with Resilience and Livelihood Cluster programming.
·        
Work in liaison with District initiatives through
the District Cooperative alliance and Production department Office
4.
Research, Documentation and Evidence Building:
·        
Effectively document all information related to
project successes, innovations and promising practices and disseminate through
appropriate mechanisms.
·        
Responsible for capturing child well-being
indicators related to Resilience and Livelihood projects in the cluster
·        
Ensure identification of research areas, conduct
research and document key learning
·        
Carry out information needs assessments in
sustainable agriculture, value addition and marketing
·        
Manage the Cluster Resilience & livelihood
output & outcome monitoring processes
·        
Support processes of project baselines and
evaluation of Resilience & Livelihood projects and interventions.
5.
Quality Implementation:
·        
Keenly track and manage budgets allocated for the
projects across assigned APs
·        
Prepare and send timely, accurate, compliant and
quality reports
·        
Participate in Cluster management meetings and
reflection forums
·        
Support implementation of grants and PNs in area of
operation
6.
Resource Acquisition:
·        
Identify and initiate viable funding proposals for
resource acquisition to support Resilience &Livelihood programme
interventions.
·        
Take part in resource mobilization through concept
papers/proposal writing for fund raising and market them with support offices
and other donors
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture
·        
At least five years hands-on experience in food
security programming including Natural resource management.
·        
A minimum of three years’ experience must have been
involved in program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
·        
Prior experience in development of proposals/concept
papers development for fund raising
·        
Excellent research, monitoring and evaluation skills
·        
Prior experience in conducting needs assessment and
report writing
·        
Excellent training facilitation and coordination
skills
·        
Able to stand above denominational diversities.
·        
Highly motivated to achieve quality results and
service
·        
Demonstrated accountability and integrity
·        
Ability to communicate effectively
·        
Good team player
·        
Ability to work with communities
NB: Only Ugandan Nationals are encouraged to apply
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Please follow
instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s
e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female
candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 24th October, 2015.
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