Senior Program Officer – West Nile NGO Jobs – World Vision International

Job Title:            Senior Program Officer – West Nile
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 Senior
Program Officer takes the lead to develop, implement and evaluate assigned
programmes/projects, etc.; directs program officers in programme/project
development, implementation, monitoring and assessment; leads review of
relevant documents and reports; identifies priorities, problems and issues to
be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties;
identifies and initiates follow-up actions. Communicate World Vision’s
Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example
to others.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Grant Acquisition and Proposal writing
  • Lead 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
  • Support liaison with donors, UN and other
    agencies to resource operations plan to address humanitarian needs.
  • Actively participate 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 with programme manager to coordinate
    identification of funding opportunities and grant acquisition
  • Monitors 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 funding
  • Participate in actual project design,
    implementation, and evaluation
  • 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 stakeholders
  • Compile consolidated reports on 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.
Innovation and Knowledge Management:
  • Enforce the practice of systematization of
    experiences and process. This will allow sharing lessons learned, good
    practices and recommendations within NO, future response and other
  • Create a socialization plan to disseminate
    lessons learned found in systematization documents. This can be used for
    media purposes in terms of positioning and visibility of WV work during a
  • Socialize accountability results in order
    to take actions on findings. This will strengthen accountability across
    sectors greatly
  • Lead an interface meeting
    (beneficiaries-staff) to address accountability issues and concerns.
Program Support
  • Support the ongoing monitoring and
    analysis of donor opportunities
  • Monitor funding status for each sector of
    the program to identify possible funding gaps and ensure smooth
    transitions from one grant to the next.
  • 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
Representation and Communication:
  • Provide program updates as needed to key
    WV support offices, the Regional Office, donors and partners.
  • Assist the Program Manager with
    representation of WV and networking with NGOs and local donor delegations.
Human Resource Management
  • Support Project Managers to implement
    technical and managerial evaluations.
  • Provide support to program officers and
    other field personnel.
  • Attend and participate in spiritual
    nurture meetings/devotions as scheduled.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision
    Senior Program Officer – West Nile job opportunity should hold a
    Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, International Development,
    International Relations or related field.
  • Self-starter who can work independently
    under pressure.
  • Previous experience in large scale
    humanitarian emergencies (2-4 years).
  • Excellent English communication skills
    (oral and written).
  • Ability to travel regularly and provide
    training assessment regular monitoring and evaluation.
  • A high level of diplomacy and networking
    skills is required.
  • 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 supervision.
  • Ability to work in and contribute to team
    building environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a
    rapidly changing and insecure environment
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency
    in Microsoft Office
  • Proven solid track record in project
    design and fundraising
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: 15th
December 2017

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