Fresher Project Officer – Resilience and Livelihood NGO Career Jobs – World Vision International

Job
Title:             Project Officer – Resilience
and Livelihood
Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Child
Sponsorship and Development Facilitator
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 1 – Resilience and Livelihood will implement field level Resilience and
Livelihood programmatic activities in line with targets and partnership
standards in a manner that contributes to sustained and improved child
wellbeing.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Project implementation and
reporting:
  • Provide
    expertise and technical assistance in agronomy and agribusiness, climate
    smart agriculture, marketing, IGA, DRR and Natural Resource Management.
  • Take
    lead in Resilience and Livelihood planning, budgeting, implementation and
    monitoring of progress.
  • Mobilize
    and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during planning and
    development meetings, workshops and other fora.
  • Identify
    local level partners and support/ facilitate the partners in the
    implementation of planned activities.
Community Engagement and Advocacy:
  • Take
    overall lead in the coordination of field level activities
  • Ensure
    Small holder farmers’ groups are mobilized, organized and strengthened
    into strong business groups/cooperatives (rural producer cooperatives,
    marketing cooperatives, Savings groups/Savings and Credit Cooperatives)
    for bulk purchase of inputs, value addition, bulking and collective
    marketing of produce
  • Develop
    the farmer’s capacity to improve production and productivity of selected
    enterprises of desired quality by the market through demonstrations to
    farmer’s
  • Establish
    and follow up demonstrations to facilitate production and productivity
    among the farmers
  • Coordinate
    partners in implementation of agreed action plans
  • Ensure
    Integration of Resilience and Livelihood activities with other internal
    and external programmes including that of governments.
  • Provide
    training and backstopping on gender to partners
  • Build
    the capacity of farmers’ business groups/cooperatives to collectively
    engage local leaders on identified issues.
  • Mobilize
    communities to participate in annual agricultural events – such as
    agricultural shows, World Food Day
Management of Resilience and
Livelihood performance
  • Each
    supported H/H must have
  • Food
    Security Crop (in garden and/or proper storage or evidence of cash to buy
    food at all times)
  • An
    income generating enterprise
  • Practicing
    all Natural Resource Management technologies (water harvesting, Soil &
    water conservation, agroforestry, woodlot, energy saving stove, FMNR)
  • Practicing
    Nutrition SMART agriculture (OFSP, High iron beans, kitchen garden, small
    livestock like)
  • Member
    of Saving Group
  • Member
    of Cooperative (production, marketing, savings &credit)
  • Visited
    by an extension worker/or have access to M-Omulimisa
  • Successful
    case studies of R and L programmes/project documented and Quarterly
    reports submitted.
  • WVU
    Visibility and collaboration with all partners and stakeholders promoted
  • Operation
    Plans developed on quarterly basis
  • Savings
    Group MIS Updated
Documentation, Reporting and Knowledge
Management:
  • Prepare
    high quality reports, both narrative and quantitative information and
    reporting on relevant indicators and outcomes. Ensure that all reports are
    delivered according to high quality standards and are always submitted on
    time as per WVU standards.
  • Ensure
    Care givers of RCs are members of farmer business groups/cooperatives and
    are accessing business developments services.
  • Participate
    in monthly / quarterly reflection meetings with Child Monitors and
    guardians/parents and child protection committees to address findings from
    monitoring.
  • Work
    with CDF to identify partners who will support the implementation of the
    Resilience and Livelihood Technical Programme within the Area Programme.
  • Take
    lead in documentation and sharing of Impact/success stories and best
    practices to promote learning.
  • Organize
    quarterly review meetings for partners and communities at the project
    sites to reflect on programmes/projects approaches, tools, impact of
    interventions, best practices, exit and sustainability strategies as well
    as create spaces and opportunities for action-learning and debate
Child Protection and Wellbeing:
  • 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.
  • Mobilization
    and facilitation of communities, local organizations, local government and
    institutions to participate in Child protection designs, planning,
    implementation, monitoring and evaluation including reporting on child
    protection priorities in line with the Technical Programme goal and
    objectives, Key Result Areas..
  • Facilitate
    child protection policy dialogues and campaign interventions by ensuring
    linkages and coherence in engagements within the project and Area
    Programme (AP) and National level, in the context of integrated ministry.
  • Work
    closely with the line supervisor(s) to ensure integration of Peace &
    Child Protection interventions in the project including uptake and
    effective roll out of CP project models and approaches
  • 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
  • Facilitate
    proper formation of Child protection working teams/groups/committees in
    line with World Vision systems approach to Child Protection.
  • Facilitate
    child protection advocacy campaigns and engagements at community level to
    ensure policy implementation and change
  • 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 the MVC.
  • 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 related research activities through focus
    group discussions and interviews, with the guidance of the line
    supervisor(s). 
     



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the World Vision Project Officer 1 – Resilience and
    Livelihood  job opportunity should
    hold a diploma in agriculture or agribusiness or any other relevant
    discipline.
  • Two
    years’ experience in community work and engagement Agricultural, Economic
    Development and Livelihood
  • Entrepreneurship,
    micro finance and strong agribusiness skills
  • Computer
    literacy skills
  • Good
    writing and reporting skills
  • Networking
    and influencing skills
  • Ability
    to communicate in applicable local language(s)
  • Show
    passion for children.
  • Good
    track record for demonstrating high integrity, reliability and dependable
  • Ability
    to work with minimal supervision.
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: 12th January 2018

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