Technical Program Officer Education NGO Jobs – World Vision International

Organisation: World Vision International
Reports to: Program Manager
Duty Station: Uganda
About WVU:
Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government
Organization 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 Technical Program Officer Education will
actively contribute to achieving WVU’s child wellbeing targets in designated
clusters through planning, monitoring and implementing the health and nutrition
programme in line with applicable technical approaches and WVU national
strategy. The jobholder will also manage the roll out of best practices and
models in a manner that promotes ownership, sustainability
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Project Planning and
  • Ensure that the cluster designs are in line
    with the Education national office strategy
  • Supervise and monitor ongoing activities
    under the Cluster Education projects
  • Ensure quality in rolling out of education
    project models ensuring sufficient funds allocated to particular
    activities in annual plans
  • Ensure that teams are supported in breaking
    down models into simplier work breakdown structures for easy implementation
  • Coordinate Cluster education projects being
    implemented by partners and technical resource persons.
  • Initiate and participate in education
    district Advocacy initiatives
  • Work closely with the National office
    education technical specialists for quality implementation of education
  • Ensure cross cutting themes are mainstreamed
    in education projects.
  • Ensure operational integration with other WV
    sectors in intervention areas such as livelihoods & food security,
    health and child protection.
  • Work in liaison with the CSDAs to ensure
    Registered Children and their households are participating and benefiting
    from health program interventions.
2. Technical support and
  • Identify local level capacity needs and
    support capacity building activities for WVU staff and partners to improve
    the quality of education
  • Actively participate in development /adaption
    of training curriculum/manuals for implementation in the program area
  • In charge of the mobilization of and
    conducting trainings to build capacities on education models
  • Provide mentoring and coaching to cluster
    staff to build local capacity for understanding and connecting with
    community linkages.
  • Identify technical experts to train district
    and community groups
  • Work closely with the National Office technical
    specialists on staff capacity building in Education programming
3. Partnership and
  • Identify and build strategic linkages,
    relations, collaborations and networks with partners and other
    stakeholders in implementation at the District level.
  • Actively participate 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 Cluster education programming.
  • Work closely with District initiatives
    through the District education 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 wellbeing
    indicators related to Education projects in the cluster
  • Ensure identification of research areas,
    conduct research and document learnings
  • Oversee the Cluster education in output &
    outcome monitoring processes
  • Support processes of project baselines and
    evaluation of education projects and interventions.
5. Quality Implementation:
  • Track and manage budgets allocated for the
    projects across assigned APs
  • Prepare and submit timely, accurate,
    compliant and quality reports
  • Participant in Cluster management meetings
    and reflection forums
6. Resource Acquisition:
  • Identify and initiate viable funding
    proposals for resource acquisition to support Education program
  • Actively participate in resource mobilization
    through concept papers/proposal writing for fund raising and market them
    with support offices and other donors
  • Support respective grants/PNS projects in
    area of operation
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision Technical
    Program Officer Education career opportunity must hold a Bachelor Degree
    in Education, social science or any related field
  • A minimum of five years practical experience
    in education programming, three of which must have been involved in program
    planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Good training facilitation and coordination
  • Previous experience in development of
    Proposals/concept papers development for fund raising
  • Excellent Research, monitoring and evaluation
  • Significant experience in conducting needs
    assessment and report writing
NB: Only Ugandan Nationals are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World
Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
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: 19th February, 2016
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