Project Officer – INSPIRE NGO Careers – World Vision International

Job Title:           Project Officer – INSPIRE
Organisation: World Vision
International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project 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 Project
Officer – INSPIRE will guide and facilitate effective and efficient project
implementation, development, monitoring and documentation in Mityana in line
with approved grant proposal requirements. Implement the Coaching Boys Into Men
(CBIM) project model with the greatest possible fidelity and in cross-reference
to DREAMS activities; in ways that meet WVU standards and donor requirements
for improved and sustained wellbeing of children; and this should be done
through effective engagement, coordination, supervision and collaboration with
project partners.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Facilitate Implementation of Project CBIM interventions with the greatest
possible fidelity and in cross-reference to DREAMS activities aligned to the
approved grant proposal requirements:
·        
Map in and out of school sports coaches in
Mityana district
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Facilitate the training of coaches in CBIM
approach
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Facilitate coaches to conduct weekly CBIM
sessions for in and out of schools on VAC themes
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Facilitate establishment of safe spaces for boys
and teachable moments in sports
·        
Support and guide project scheduled assessments,
evaluations, monitoring and designs.
·        
Facilitate development of the project work
plans, WBS, DIP.
·        
Monitoring of progress and achievements of the
project on an on-going basis.
·        
Organize community project and resource
mobilization for participation in planned activities
Child Protection Roles & Responsibilities:
·        
Ensure a strict compliance to the WVU child
safeguarding practices with respect to the child protection policy, PSEA/code
of conduct at all times; monitoring and reporting on compliance to CP policy
standards in the project/project area.
·        
Facilitate effective and meaningful
participation of children as agents of change in all project
interventions/processes in line with WV Child Participation guidelines
·        
Engage with project partners to assess and
address the existing child protection related issues in the community and
ensure appropriate and timely reporting/action is undertaken on CP incidents
·        
Build multi-sectoral linkages and community
based initiatives, networks and coordination mechanisms in establishing and
strengthening child protection prevention, response and referral pathways to
allow a more efficient access to services for survivors and perpetrators of VAC
·        
Build skills and capacity of communities, CPCs,
Para-social workers to work with other local duty-bearers & service
providers to understand and independently carry-out child protection actions to
effectively respond to child abuse cases in line with standard case management
procedures and principles
·        
Organize and facilitate child protection/CBIM
related research activities through focus group discussions and interviews,
with the guidance of the line supervisor(s)
Mobilization of communities, local organizations and institutions for effective
project implementation:
·        
Mobilize community participation in project
planning, development, implementation and monitoring.
·        
Mobilize government institutions and technical
staff in the planning and implementation of project plans.
·        
Mobilize schools, grassroots organizations,
Faith Communities and other civil society organizations to contribute to ending
violence against children
Coordination and capacity building
·        
Provide technical guidance and facilitate
capacity building for staff and partners in accordance with developed capacity
building plans/strategies for the project.
·        
Engage with partners to ensure that the
selection criteria for athletics coaches and direct project beneficiaries are
accorded.
·        
Ensure application of standard monitoring and
evaluation tools in project implementation. Organize learning forums involving
local government, CSOs, FBOs, NGOs, DREAMS partners and other relevant
technical personnel.
·        
Ensure partners have adequate skills for
effective service delivery.
·        
Coordinate with partners and engage with
relevant stakeholders and local authorities in building relationships and
consensus on project interventions.
·        
Assess and conduct capacity building for
effective service delivery.
·        
Organize dialogue engagements between partners,
local government and children
Build Project level partnerships, networks and coalitions with civil
society organizations and local government institutions.
·        
Facilitate networking with local government
institutions and other partners within the district in planning and
implementation of project interventions.
·        
Identify and nurture local partnerships with
grassroots civil society organizations, faith institutions and Sub Counties.
·        
Build and facilitate the capacity and growth of
community and grassroots organizations.
·        
Facilitate growth of strong grassroots movements
on specific advocacy issues to end violence against children
·        
Build leadership and mobilization capacity of
project committees and facilitate their participation in project interventions.
·        
Represent World Vision at project stakeholder
meetings and be a regular advocate on issues of Child Protection
Monitoring progress, Documentation and Reporting
·        
Provide technical guidance to the Project in
identifying areas for documentation of project outcomes/best practices and
sharing learnings at the project/district and national levels.
·        
Organize project level forums to assess progress
of implementation of planned activities.
·        
Monitor progress of project interventions
against plans in collaboration with the M&E Officer.
·        
Organize review, reflection and learning forum
for project staff and partners,
·        
Provide technical support in the development of
Information, Education, and Communication (I.E.C) materials on CBIM based on
project strategic issues and objectives
·        
Proper and efficient management and utilization
of Project finances and assets.
·        
Project financial and asset resources are
managed and used in line with policy guidelines.
·        
Provide accurate and timely variances
explanations on project over and under expenditures
Reporting:
·        
Produce quality and timely project reports to
keep track of progress of implementing planned activities within the area of
operation
·        
Produce timely and quality monthly, bi-annual
and annual reports.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the World Vision Project
Officer – INSPIRE job opportunity should hold a University degree and/or in
Social Science, Social Worker, Development Studies, Education or any relevant
field.
·        
Possession of a post graduate qualification in
Human Rights, Project Planning & Management, Development Studies or child
protection/development from a recognized institution is an added advantage
·        
A sound understanding of social justice and
Human Rights issues with demonstrated experience in Children’s Protection and
rights advocacy, and networking
·        
A minimum of three years’ experience mobilizing
and facilitating communities for development
·        
Previous experience working with children and
Project Partners is an added advantage
·        
Familiarity with standards and guidelines for
Child Protection programming and coordination as well as guidance
·        
Strong communication (both oral and written) and
documentation skills,
·        
Previous experience of and commitment to working
through systems of community participation and accountability
·        
Must be highly reliable and independent.
·        
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
·        
Ability to ride motorcycle
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: 3rd
November 2017
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