Project Coordinator – FMNR Non-profit Jobs – World Vision International

Job Title:       Project Coordinator – FMNR
Organisation: World Vision International
Reports to: Livelihood Specialist
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
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 Project Coordinator will lead and coordinate
the Uganda FMNR project in terms of technical support to assure quality of
project deliverables, staff & community capacity building, engagement &
networking all aimed at achieving well designed, integrated and sustainable
FMNR Initiatives and FMNR movements. In order to successfully do so, the
National Coordinator – FMNR must be able to effectively communicate World
Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that
serves as an example to others. The major responsibility of this position is to
initiate and maintain the momentum of a national FMNR movement by: advocacy,
partnering with other organizations, initiating training events, overseeing
community planning events, monitoring, trouble shooting and following up with
appropriate action activities on the ground and facilitating exchange visits,
annual experience sharing conferences & reporting
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Quality Assurance:
  • Conduct the necessary baseline data
    collection/desk review based on available literature, (Government
    documents, UN, NGOs, GC, etc.) and coming up with a position paper on
    deforestation, its impact on child-wellbeing, agricultural productivity
    and sustainability, livelihoods, soils, water and biodiversity and what
    needs to be done by WVU;
  • Develop a 5 – year business plan on FMNR for
    the FMNR Uganda project with a detailed implementation plan, including
    mainstreaming into ADP activities and creating a Ugandan movement;
  • Develop an FMNR scale up Strategy for WVU
    including communications and networking;
  • Review of TORs for Assessments/ Baselines/
    Evaluations and relevant reports;
  • Work in close collaboration with Design,
    Monitoring and Evaluation team, ensure proper assessments, baselines,
    monitoring and evaluation of all FMNR projects are done and that all the M
    & E findings/ recommendations are incorporated in the subsequent
    project designs;
  • Actively participate in quality review and
    capacity building meetings;
  • Participate in the annual program planning
    and budgeting review exercises;
  • Prepare and submit timely, accurate,
    compliant and quality report to support offices and donors.
Program Growth and
  • Where required, develop comprehensive grant
    project proposals for funding. Support in ensuring quality (re)-design for
    FMNR projects, AOPs, proposals and concepts as per LEAP guidelines and
    other standards;
  • Facilitate ADPs/IPAs to develop high quality
    FMNR projects through conceptualization, innovation, development and
    planning of program goals and objectives;
  • Work with Program Development team to contact
    bilateral and muti-lateral government donors (e.g. USAID, DFID, EU AusAID
    etc., World Bank, Global fund) for resource acquisition for multi-year and
    multi sectorial FMNR programs;
Capacity Building for
Quality Programming:
  • Create awareness to staff at all levels (NO,
    Sub-Branches and ADPs) and other partners on FMNR and related issues;
  • Ensure field staff are trained and equipped
    and monitor and follow up with appropriate action, their work to ensure
  • Build staff, community and organizational
    capacity in quality FMNR programming and re-sourcing with potential
  • Provide training and promotion of FMNR by
    organizing conferences, workshops & field visits, in collaboration
    with other agencies (e.g. NAADS, ICRAF, etc.) and targeting not only WV
    ADPs, but inform and engage other NGOs working in the sector.
Engagement and Networking:
  • Overall be the point of contact for
    consultation on issues to do with FMNR and related issues
  • Work in liaison with the Partnership
    department to establish, strengthen and develop contacts and relationships
    with the government line ministries (e.g. NAADS, forest, water and
    environmental services) and institutes (Universities, agricultural and
    forestry teaching and research institutes), UN Agencies, (ICRAF, WFP, FAO)
    and NGOs dealing with food security, environment and Climate Issues to
    identify areas of possible collaboration, funding, information and
    technology sharing;
  • Initiate national level advocacy for policies
    favorable to spread of FMNR. Reach government decision makers, academic
    institutions and implementing Departments on the seriousness of the
    deforestation problem and the urgent need for reforestation action,
    creating awareness on efficacy and benefits of FMNR together with WV
    Uganda Advocacy team.
  • Build and maintain linkages with other
    organization who have similar advocacy initiatives.
Visibility, Documentation
and Learning:
  • Work in liaison with the Communication
    Department in the production of high quality and professional reports,
    press releases and updates for submission to donors, WVA, Learning Centre,
    partners etc., spreading the news about FMNR widely and for marketing
  • Work in close collaboration with the EAR Food
    Security, Climate Change & Economic Development Learning Centre and
    Communications person, creation and distribution of training materials,
 Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The prospective World Vision Project
    Coordinator – FMNR employee should hold a university degree in
    Environmental Management, Forestry, Agriculture, Natural Resource
    Management or related discipline. A master’s degree in a related field
    will be an added advantage;
  • A minimum of five years of relevant work
    experience in a similar or related position;
  • Computer literacy skills especially in data
    analysis programs such as SPSS, EPI Info;
  • Must have a passion for Agro-forestry,
    sustainable land management, natural resource management, rural energy,
    eco-agriculture and related activities Willing to learn more on issues
    related to agro forestry, sustainable land management, eco-agriculture,
    natural resource management, rural energy, climate change and carbon
  • Ability to work and communicate in
    cross-cultural environment;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective
    working relationships with agricultural, forestry, natural resource
    management, rural energy and environmental organizations, business
    community and government officials;
  • Self-motivated and ability to make decisions;
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: 14th August, 2016

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