Entry Level Program Officer NGO Jobs – World Vision International

Job Title:          Program Officer
Organisation: World Vision
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Program Manager
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 Program
Officer will provide support and advice to the Program Manager, assist in
developing and coordinating proposals for multi-sectoral & multi-area
relief and recovery programs; liaising with potential and current donors to
establish relationships that promote fund acquisition and program
collaboration; providing overall coordination in technical assistance,
planning, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting of assigned
portfolios; and collaborating with other departments to develop integrated
Key Duties and
Grant Acquisition and Proposal Writing:
Support the Programs Team to identify funding
opportunities and conduct donor analysis
Develop concept paper/ proposals aligned with
strategic objectives and donor requirements
Support information collation, other preparation
for stakeholder meetings, including institutional donors (ECHO, DFID, EU, OFDA
etc.) including bilateral, multilateral and corporates.
Support liaison with donors, UN and other
agencies to resource operations plan to address humanitarian needs.
Take part in joint agency assessments,
task-force teams, workshops etc.
Assist in annual operating plan preparation
including: design, needs assessment, proposal writing, marketing, evaluation
and reporting
Works closely with Response Director, GAM, SOs
to coordinate identification of funding opportunities and grant acquisition
Manage grants to closely align with donor
requirements and community needs in a changing context, clearly communicating
to internal and external parties and supporting finance in tracking response
Participate in actual project design,
implementation, and evaluation
Program Support:
Support the ongoing monitoring and analysis of
donor opportunities
Support mapping of all funding sources with all
key stakeholders
Support program strategy and planning process
with all functions to ensure alignment with context, humanitarian needs and
response strategy as well as operational feasibility and technical quality.
Prepare monthly, annual and end-of-project
narrative reports and situation report (Sitrep).
Compile/collate major donor management reports.
Support the compilation and analyse relevant
information to inform response design, programme management, operational
improvement and promote learning
Support the application of mapping and compiling
of programme information for sharing as required with internal and external
Compile consolidated report on 180 day response
result and achievements as well as develop needs analyses for further
Monitor program’s progress ensuring goals and
objectives are achieved and non-financial grant requirements are adhered to.
Ensure that program implementation is in line
with the principles of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, SHERE standards and
relevant WV internal standards and policies.
Representation and Communication:
Provide program updates as needed to key WV
support offices, the Regional Office, donors and partners.
Support the Program Manager with representation
of WV and networking with NGOs and local donor delegations.
Financial Management:
Keenly monitor funding status for each sector of
the program to identify possible funding gaps and ensure smooth transitions
from one grant to the next.
Obtain funding for program’s unfunded sections.
Human Resource Management:
Assist the Project Managers to implement
technical and managerial evaluations.
Provide support to field personnel.

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the World Vision Program
Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences,
International Development, International Relations or related field.
At least two to four years of experience in
large scale humanitarian emergencies
Be a self-starter who can work independently
under pressure.
Excellent English communication skills (oral and
Ability to travel regularly and provide training
assessment regular monitoring and evaluation.
A high level of diplomacy and networking skills
is required.
Broad knowledge and understanding of
international standards including SPHERE, HAP, Code of Conduct, etc.
Cross-cultural sensitivity flexible world view
emotional maturity and physical stamina.
Ability to manage work life and work without
Ability to work in and contribute to team
building environment.
Ability to work under pressure in a rapidly
changing and insecure environment
Computer competence (Microsoft Office).
Proven solid track record in project design and
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
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: 14th
October 2017
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