Project Manager – EVACiCs Career Opportunity – World Vision International




Job Title:       Project Manager – EVACiCs
Organisation: World Vision
International
Reports to: Program Manager
Duty Station: Buikwe, Uganda
About US:
World 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
Manager – EVACiCs will ensure that the project is delivered on time, to budget
and to the required quality standards meeting both programmatic and financial
targets; and leading on child protection-related assessments, project
implementation Monitoring and evaluation and coordination with stakeholders.
S/he ensures the project is effectively resourced and manages relationships
with a wide range of groups (including all project stakeholders – while also leading
and inspiring the project team with a view to building their capacity. The
Project Manager is also responsible for managing the work of consultants,
allocating and utilizing resources in an efficient manner and maintaining a
co-operative, motivated and successful team in collaboration with line
management. The Project manager will be required to work closely with the Child
Protection Manager to make sure that the scope and direction of the project is
on schedule, as well as other units for support. The position contributes to
the vision of children enjoying life in all its fullness through realization of
sustainable CWB outcomes at the community, districts and national levels.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
Take lead in Project Planning & Implementation in line with
approved grant project proposal/budget and donor requirements:
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Support the grant project in development of
project designs, annual plans, and budgets.
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Ensure timely and quality implementation of
project interventions against set targets
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Ensure work plans for implementation are made
and expectations met.
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Actively contribute to ongoing assessments and
analyses to better understand child protection risks, map points of services
for survivors of child sacrifice and vulnerable children, and to identify and
link them to support structures
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Keenly analyze trends and develop/align project
strategies to meet needs
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Ensure maximum integration and synergies of the
grant with APs interventions
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Actively facilitate effective implementation of
the Localized Amber Alert, Social Norm Change, CoH for CP, Peace Road and other
planned project models
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Works closely with, and provide updates on
progress to, project stakeholders/management.
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Develop and maintain a detailed project plan and
manage project deliverables in line with the project plan.
·        
Record and manage project issues, scope and
change control – escalating where necessary.
Child Protection Programming:
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Support and lobby with the Local Governments to
ensure functionality of child protection structures and systems at all levels
(formal and informal) to enhance response, reporting and referral using the
Child Protection and Advocacy (CPA) Model geared towards justice for children.
·        
Facilitate children to participate effectively
and meaningfully in all project processes and interventions that fosters their
empowerment in line WV Child Participation guidelines
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Ensure minimum CP standards and requirements are
met and adhered to in Project Area.
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The jobholder will document, publish and share
learning’s regarding child protection project interventions
·        
Support the Region & respective Clusters to
integrate and mainstream child protection, child and youth participation across
lines of ministry
Capacity Building:
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Effectively supervise and build capacity of
project personnel (staff, volunteers and others) to effectively implement
project interventions to expected standards.
·        
Manage project trainings within the defined
budget.
·        
Offer support in identifying user training needs
and devising and managing user training programmes
·        
Identify the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and
behaviors required for personnel to implement project interventions;
·        
Mentor and train staff and partners to become
leaders in Child Protection Systems Approach to strengthen prevention and
Response.
·        
Facilitate trainings to build personnel’s
capacity as required;
·        
Mentor team members through on-the-job training,
guidance and support
·        
Facilitate training of partners, stakeholders
and government on Child Protection e.g. participation, Localized systems
advocacy, ICPCs, community paralegals, ToTs for CPA model and CVA in the
project operation area
Advocacy and Community Mobilization:
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Action for child sacrifice prevention and
response and in support of survivors linking them to appropriate services.
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Undertake initiatives that offer unprecedented
opportunities for advancing interventions to end violence against children
through advocacy
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Lead teams to effectively engage communities to
prevent and respond to child sacrifice and all forms of violence using
thoughtful approaches that promote inclusive participation, non-discrimination
and underrepresentation in community and family decision-making.
·        
Ensure children and youth participate in
advocacy and action
·        
As needed for difficult or complex cases,
provide direct advocacy and assistance.
·        
Prepare and organize district level advocacy
events in coordination with relevant stakeholders
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Carry out dialogue meetings with policy makers
to formulate, monitor and change policies and harmful practices that impact on
the most vulnerable children and their families.
Networking and Coordination:
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Facilitate a collaborative environment to
promote effective coordination with a range of actors to ensure that survivors
of child sacrifice and violence have access to multi-sectorial services and to
facilitate mainstreaming of risk mitigation and prevention efforts.
·        
Work closely with the local government and other
partners in regard to project implementation and opportunities, leveraging
their resources against WV’s to improve sustainability
·        
In charge of managing co-ordination of the
partners and working groups engaged in project work.
·        
Coordinate with local and international NGOs, UN
agencies and other stakeholders to ensure holistic support for survivors,
including participation in strengthening SOPs and referral pathways
·        
Actively participate in child protection working
groups and contribute to interagency initiatives
·        
Contribute to the positive image and overall
credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the
organization’s Code of Conduct and ensure maximum visibility
·        
Assist in writing program proposals and meeting
with donors on project-related engagements/visits
·        
Fosters effective communication internally and
externally.
Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting on project indicators and
results; continuous effort is required through ongoing monitoring, evaluation
and review to ensure project resources are put to intended use and ensure set
targets are met.
·        
Coordinate and ensure timely baseline, mid-term
and end-line evaluations of the project are conducted. Including supporting the
development of project baselines and evaluations ToRs.
·        
Conduct regular monitoring, review and
reflections of the project’s progress towards impact
·        
Ensure bottom-up development approach, project
beneficiaries are part of the M&E process using a community based
monitoring and evaluation approach
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Conduct quarterly, bi-annual and annual
monitoring in-line with the project M&E framework/plan and disseminate
findings and recommendations
·        
Conduct end of project evaluation to assess
impact and share findings with beneficiaries and partners including the donor.
·        
Provide timely and accurate monthly management,
quarterly, semi/annual reports and other reports as needed or requested in line
with grant standards and timelines, to line and functional supervisor.
·        
Monitoring project progress and performance.
Monitor and guide the grant project’s implementation of design and plans, DME
processes and budgets in line with agreed targets and standards.
·        
Leading in conducting operation research on
agreed aspects of the project e.g. research on the effectiveness of COH4CP.
·        
Manage the project information and documentation
processes, and ensure effective communication of the grant project results.
Document and disseminate project learning and best practices
·        
Ensure appropriate filing and availability of
documentation of project information as required for internal and external
communications, accountability, audits, and evaluation purposes and reporting
·        
Ensure periodic reviews of grant interventions
are done with key stakeholders. And contribute to information-sharing and data
management systems
People Management:
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Managing and leading the project team and
supporting in recruiting of project staff, volunteers and consultants.
·        
Offer support in the selection, training and
support of program/project staff
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Ensure annual appraisal of line managed staff
against responsibilities and key performance Indicators are conducted
appropriately.
·        
Promote principles of self-care for staff and
provide opportunities for teams to seek support;
·        
Comply with security protocols, consider
security implications of all project activities and fosters a safe environment
for staff to report security concerns.
Financial/Budget Management: To take overall responsibility for
effective utilization, management and monitoring of the project budget,
ensuring adequate financial and administrative systems are in place and
followed.
·        
Maintain staff & stakeholder awareness of
budget and expenditures in order to manage project within
·        
Prepare monthly work plans and expenditure
targets in line with project budget
·        
Work with Finance and Logistics to plan and
procure supplies within project budgets and expected timeframes
·        
Effective management of the project budget
within acceptable minimum variance (no over/under expenditure) and in
compliance with donor regulations/requirements
·        
Financial management and accountabilities done
in line with grants financial management policy and guidelines.
·        
Ensure zero tolerance to fraud
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Budgeting –Annual planning and budgeting for the
grant done in line with planning and budgeting guidelines and timelines
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
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The prospective World Vision Project Manager –
EVACiCs employee should hold a University degree in Social Work, Social Sciences,
Public Health, Law or other relevant field of study. A Master’s degree is an
added advantage
·        
Post Graduate Qualification in Human Rights,
Project Planning & Management, Development Studies or law from a recognized
institution is an added advantage
·        
Sound knowledge of Financial Management
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of social
justice and Human Rights issues with demonstrated experience in Children’s
rights advocacy
·        
Proven knowledge and experience in developing
and implementing community mobilization projects
·        
Familiarity with standards and guidelines for
Child Protection programming and coordination as well as guidance
·        
Ability to exercise sound judgment, to remain
flexible to a changing environment, and to make decisions independently
·        
Excellent communication (both oral and written)
and documentation skills,
·        
Good engagement skills and ability to network
with key child protection actors, United Nations agencies and other Child
Rights Civil Society Organizations including Faith Communities
·        
Ability to identify the main gaps in child
protection in the given context to inform a holistic response for children.
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Previous experience of managing a team
·        
Prior exposure and experience of and commitment
to working through systems of community participation and accountability
·        
Previous experience in capacity building and in
strengthening various duty bearers understanding of and response to child
protection.
·        
Computer literacy skills
NB: This vacancy is open
to Ugandan nationals only.
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: 31st October, 2016
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